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Funding Program Announcements

These summaries of selected funding opportunity announcements with upcoming deadlines are compiled from Grants.gov and from agency announcements.

Find programs with funding in your area of interest by using the Pivot database to search or browse program announcements from federal and regional government sponsors, foundations, and other organizations. Federal agency program announcements are also available on Grants.gov. For information on limited submission funding programs, where the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals a campus can submit, see Limited Submission Programs on the Sponsored Projects Office web site.

The SPO web site has additional resources on funding program information. For help with searching for funding, please contact Shelley Sprandel (spore@berkeley.edu, 2-8122).


Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 8/19/15. Synopsis: Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems.


Commerce Department

Regional Coastal Resilience Grants Program 2015. NOAA. Deadline: 7/24/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit proposals to develop or implement activities that build resilience of coastal regions, communities, and economic sectors to the negative impacts from extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions.

FY 2016 Implementation of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®). NOAA. Deadline: 8/31/15. Synopsis: NOAA is requesting proposals for coordinated regional efforts that further the IOOS in two topic areas, 1) sustaining and enhancing comprehensive regional observing systems and 2) verification and validation of observing technologies for studying and monitoring coastal and ocean environments.

Bluefin Tuna Research Program. NOAA. Deadline: 9/4/15. Synopsis: The BTRP program provides opportunity to compete for financial assistance for projects which seek to increase and improve the working relationship between fisheries researchers from the NMFS, state fishery agencies, universities, other research institutions and U.S. fishery interests focusing on northern bluefin tuna in the Atlantic Ocean.


Defense Department

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School. Deadline: 7/31/15. Synopsis: The NPS is interested in receiving proposals for research initiatives across a spectrum of science and engineering, business, politics and public/foreign policy, operational and information sciences, and interdisciplinary disciplines that are in line with the NPS’ graduate education and research mission.

Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative. Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Deadline: 9/8/15 for white papers, 12/7/15 for proposals. Synopsis: The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. The MURI program addresses high risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before.

Strategic Technologies. DARPA - Strategic Technology Office. Deadline: 9/17/15. Synopsis: DARPA is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that offer the potential for significant capability improvement across the Strategic Technology Office focus areas. This includes technology development related to Battle Management, Command and Control (BMC2), Communications and Networks, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), Maritime, and Foundational Strategic Technologies and Systems.

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Deadline: 9/25/15. Synopsis: DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. It is estimated that 180 awards will be made across the administering agencies, ranging from $50,000 to $1,500,000, with an approximate average award of $290,000.

Multi-INT Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School. Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Multi-INT Studies (CMIS) has a bold vision to transform the field of intelligence and seeks to vastly improve the current state of the art in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The transformative technologies of interest are: Understanding targets as systems, Orchestrated resource management, Cognitive sensemaking, Human-computer symbiosis.

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology. Office of Naval Research. Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: ONR is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations.

DoD USAMRMC FY15 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research. Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American Service member at home and abroad, as well as to the general public at large. The scope of this effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies.

DSO Office-wide BAA. DARPA. Deadline: 6/2/16 for abstracts, 7/2/16 for proposals. Synopsis: This BAA solicits executive summaries, abstracts and proposals for revolutionary research efforts applicable to the Defense Sciences Office mission.


Education Department

HHS/ACL/NIDILRR: Rehabilitation Research Training Centers. Deadline: 7/31/15 for notices of intent, 8/25/15 for applications. Synopsis: The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology.

The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities. Deadline: 8/3/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this program is to support a National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities to provide technical assistance and information on best and promising practices for students with disabilities as they transition to or attend postsecondary education.

HHS/ACL/NIDILRR: Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program--Advanced Rehabilitation Research Policy Fellowship. Deadline: 8/10/15. Synopsis: ARRT projects train rehabilitation researchers, including researchers with disabilities, with particular attention to research areas that support the implementation and objectives of the Rehabilitation Act, and that improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act.

Transition Programs for Students. Deadline: 8/10/15. Synopsis: The purpose of the TPSID Program is to support model demonstration programs that promote the successful transition of students with intellectual disabilities into higher education and to enable institutions of higher education (IHEs), or consortia of IHEs, to create or expand high-quality, inclusive model comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities.


Energy Department

Generating Realistic Information for Development of Distribution and Transmission Algorithms (GRID DATA). ARPA-E. Deadline: 7/20/15 for concept papers. Synopsis: This program seeks to fund the development of large-scale, realistic, validated, and open-access electric power system network models (transmission and distribution) that have the detail required for the successful development and testing of transformational power system optimization and control algorithms. In conjunction, the program will also fund the creation of an open-access, self-sustaining repository.

National Spherical Torus Experiment – Upgrade: Diagnostic Measurements of Spherical Torus Plasmas. Deadline: 7/29/15 for required preapplications, 9/18/15 for applications. Synopsis: The Fusion Energy Sciences Program of the Office of Science is seeking applications for collaborative research involving the development and employment of advanced diagnostic instruments to support the goals of the NSTX-U program. These goals include advancing the fundamental science of magnetically confined plasmas by investigating the unique properties of the spherical torus configuration, and developing the scientific understanding required to design and deploy the materials needed to support a burning plasma environment by exploring lithium as a possible plasma facing material.

Technologies Directed at Capturing Carbon Dioxide from Low Concentration Sources to Support the Coal Industry. NETL. Deadline: 8/3/15. Synopsis: Applications are sought for cost effective CO2 capture or conversion solutions for coal-relevant applications are part of an all-of-the-above climate strategy. Proposed technologies should mitigate CO2 from coal-relevant gases with CO2 concentrations of <1 vol percent at the lab-scale (or larger if the work can be done within the prescribed budget), on simulated gas.

Opportunities to Develop High Performance, Economically Viable, and Environmentally Benign Technologies to Recover Rare Earth Elements (REEs) from Domestic Coal and Coal Byproducts. NETL. Deadline: 8/17/15 for letters of intent, 8/31/15 for applications. Synopsis: NETL is seeking financial assistance applications for projects to quickly develop projects for recovering REEs as follows: Area of Interest 1 Bench scale Technology to Economically Separate, Extract, and Concentrate Mixed Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts including Aqueous Effluents. Area of Interest 2 Pilot scale Technology to Economically Separate, Extract, and Concentrate Mixed Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproduct Solids.

Nuclear Science and Engineering Nonproliferation Research Consortium. NNSA. Deadline: 8/19/15. Synopsis: The intent is to award a five-year cooperative agreement to a consortium of accredited U.S. colleges and universities. The envisioned cooperative agreement will be awarded to a consortium made up of universities with the participation of one or more DOE National Laboratories as consortium partners.

Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS). ARPA-E. Deadline: 9/28/15 for concept papers. Synopsis: This FOA is intended to provide rapid support to revolutionary applied energy research (Studies) that may lead to new ARPA-E programs to develop transformational and disruptive energy technologies.

FY 2015 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program. Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: The Office of Science announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics.


Environmental Protection Agency

Using Educational Networks to Increase Schools' Adoption of Integrated Pest Management. Deadline: 8/10/15. Synopsis: The Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting proposals for a cooperative agreement to provide financial assistance to an eligible organization to provide education, training, resources, and technical assistance to increase Integrated Pest Management implementation in kindergarten to 12th grade public and tribal schools nationwide.

Environmental Governance Capacity Building Program. Deadline: 8/14/15. Synopsis: EPA is soliciting proposals for a collaborative program that would enhance environmental governance capacity of institutions-environmental and/or related functions-in support of United States Government Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in several regions-Central America and Caribbean, South Americas, and the Middle East and North Africa-and/or other bilateral initiatives, including but not limited to, EPA’s collaboration with China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Sub-Sahara Africa, and Brazil.


Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH program announcements, see Funding Opportunities and Notices.

Provocative Questions in Cancer with an Underlying HIV Infection (R01) (R21) . NCI. Deadline: 8/18/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to advance our understanding of the risks, development, progression, diagnosis, and treatment of malignancies observed in individuals with an underlying HIV infection or AIDS through research directed at addressing one of several proposed Provocative Questions.

Methodologies to Enhance Understanding of HIV-Associated Social Determinants (R01) (R21). NIMH, NIAID. Deadline: 8/19/15. Synopsis: These FOAs invite applications that propose to understand social determinants of health as they relate to HIV infection and disease outcomes.

Cutting-Edge Basic Research Awards (CEBRA) (R21). NIDA. Deadline: 8/20/15, 12/18/15. Synopsis: CEBRA is designed to foster highly innovative or conceptually creative research related to drug abuse and addiction and how to prevent and treat them.

Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 8/20/15, 2/23/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support New Investigators in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences who are in the early stages of establishing independent careers in tobacco regulatory research.

Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Enhance Workforce Diversity (R36). NIMH. Deadline: 8/21/15, 12/21/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all research areas within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research.

Harnessing Genome Editing Technologies to Functionally Validate Genetic Variants in Substance Use Disorders (R21/R33). NIDA. Deadline: 8/25/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to harness genome or epigenome editing technologies to functionally validate and characterize genetic or epigenetic variants involved in substance use disorders.

High Quality Human and Non-Human Primate Genome Sequences (U24). NHGRI. Deadline: 8/25/15. Synopsis: NHGRI seeks to fund efforts that will produce as a community resource very high quality reference genome sequence assemblies in the next three years for human (25-50 assemblies) and select non-human primates (10-12), as a complement to and improvement on existing assemblies.

Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program Si2/R00. NIH. Deadline: 8/27/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program for the purpose of supporting the research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers. The program offers the opportunity for a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities and contains two phases.

Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (PS DDRIG). Deadline: 8/28/15. Synopsis: The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics.

The Role of Exosomes in HIV Neuropathogenesis (R01) (R21). NIMH, NINDS. Deadline: 9/2/15. Synopsis: Invites research grant applications focused on defining the central role of exosomes in the neuropathogenesis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) and determining the potential use of exosomes as biomarkers for HAND or as delivery vehicles for CNS targeted therapeutics.

Lifespan Human Connectome Project: Baby Connectome (U01). NIH. Deadline: 9/3/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to solicit grant applications that propose to extend the experimental protocols developed through the HCP to children in the 0-5 year old age range to investigate the structural and functional changes that occur in the brain during typical development.

NIMH Research Education Mentoring Program for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25). Deadline: 9/7/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Mentoring Activities and Research Experiences, that either capitalize on existing networks of collaborating investigators or develop institute-based research education programs.

Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for New and Early Stage Investigators (R35). NIGMS. Deadline: 9/9/15. Synopsis: The MIRA is a grant to provide support for all of the research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS. The purpose of this FOA is to test the feasibility of this grant mechanism for New and Early Stage Investigators through a pilot program with restricted eligibility.

Developmental AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30). NIMH. Deadline: 9/14/15. Synopsis: The D-ARC is intended to provide infrastructural support that facilitates the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission.

AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30). NIMH. Deadline: 9/14/15. Synopsis: The ARC is intended to provide infrastructural support that facilitates the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission.

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54). NIH. Deadline: 9/15/15. Synopsis: The scope of the research includes target and candidate identification and characterization, through candidate optimization and demonstration of in vivo efficacy, through Investigational New Drug-enabling studies required for advanced development.

Partnerships for the Development of Host-Targeted Therapeutics to Limit Antibacterial Resistance (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 9/17/15. Synopsis: The program supports milestone-driven projects focused on preclinical development of candidate therapeutics that target host-encoded functions required for infection, replication, virulence, proliferation and/or pathogenesis of select bacterial pathogens for which drug resistance poses a significant public health concern.

Novel or Enhanced Dental Restorative Materials for Class V Lesions (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 9/29/15. Synopsis: The intent is to stimulate research on the development of novel or enhanced dental restorative materials for Class V lesions that demonstrate superiority in clinical service life over the currently used restorative options.

Partnerships for the Development of Novel Assays to Predict Vaccine Efficacy (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications for projects focused on development, or improvement, of preclinical assays to predict human efficacy for specific investigational vaccines.

Development of Measures of Fatigability in Older Adults (R21). NIA, NCI. Deadline: 10/1/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to develop and evaluate measures of fatigability.

Open Design Tools for Speech Signal Processing (R01). NIDCD. Deadline: 10/1/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to develop novel acoustic signal processing algorithms for speech enhancement that employ the substantially greater amounts of computing power likely to be available in future generations of hearing aids, cochlear implants, personal sound processors, and consumer electronic devices.

Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03). NIA. Deadline: 10/7/15. Synopsis: The GEMSSTAR FOA provides small grants to conduct transdisciplinary research on aging or in geriatrics research that will yield pilot data for subsequent aging- or geriatrics-focused research projects.

Short Courses in High Priority Domains of Behavioral and Social Research on Aging (R25). NIA. Deadline: 10/7/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development aimed at enhancing the development of interdisciplinary scientists and of common languages and sharing of tools and analytic approaches across disciplines.

Smoking Cessation within the Context of Lung Cancer Screening (R01). NCI. Deadline: 10/8/15. Synopsis: The goal is to improve the effectiveness and/or implementation of smoking cessation interventions delivered to current smokers who undergo low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening.

NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01). Deadline: 10/9/15. Synopsis: Awards support individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.

Dimensional Approaches to Research Classification in Psychiatric Disorders (R01). NIMH. Deadline: 10/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA seeks research grant applications designed to develop innovative ways of understanding mental disorders in clinical studies on the basis of experimental research criteria rather than traditional diagnostic categories.

Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/15. Synopsis: This FOA announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research in which the supplemental funding would investigate the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health maintenance and disease prevention.

A Community Research Resource of Microbiome-Derived Factors Modulating Host Physiology in Obesity, Digestive and Liver Diseases, and Nutrition (R24). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/15/15. Synopsis: This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications from multidisciplinary research teams to create a community research resource of key members of the microbiota and factors they elaborate which modulate host physiology and pathophysiology related to obesity, nutrition, or liver, exocrine pancreatic, or digestive diseases, and to disseminate it broadly to the research community.

Exploratory Studies for Delineating Microbiome: Host Interactions in Obesity, Digestive and Liver Diseases and Nutrition (R21). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/15/15. Synopsis: This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications that explore and interrogate functional interactions between human gut microbiome and host interactions in obesity, digestive and liver diseases and nutrition.

Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST) (U01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/20/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to participate in a cooperative research group focusing on immune defense mechanisms and immune regulation at mucosal surfaces of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts.

Superfund Research Program Occupational and Safety Education Programs on Emerging Technologies (R25). NIEHS. Deadline: 10/20/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skill Development and Curriculum or Methods Development. The intent is to provide Higher Education Institutions the opportunity to develop continuing education and academic curricula on the occupational health and safety management practices in the areas of emerging technologies to industrial hygienists and graduate students involved in the research, evaluation, management, and handling of hazardous substances.

Small Grant Program for NHLBI K01/K08/K23 Recipients (R03). Deadline: 10/20/15, 2/17/16, 6/15/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit current or recently completed NHLBI K01, K08, and K23 awardees for grant support to expand their current research objectives or to branch out to a study that resulted from the research conducted under the K award.

Strategies to Increase Delivery of Guideline-Based Care to Populations with Health Disparities (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/21/15, 6/21/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to conduct innovative and feasible studies to test strategies to accelerate the adoption of guideline-based recommendations into clinical practice among populations with health disparities.

Oral Immune System Plasticity in Chronic HIV Infection Under Treatment and Oral Co-Infections (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 10/29/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits research projects that study the mechanisms of oral immune system plasticity relevant to chronic HIV infection and oral coinfections.

Secondary Analysis of Existing Databases in Traumatic Brain Injury to Explore Outcomes Relevant to Medical Rehabilitation (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 10/30/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support secondary analyses of existing databases that have been established from clinical trials, survey studies, or natural histories in traumatic brain injury.

Adherence Studies in Adolescents with Chronic Kidney or Urologic Diseases (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/2/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research to improve adherence in adolescents with chronic kidney or urologic diseases.

Longitudinal Assessment of Post- traumatic Syndromes (U01). NIMH. Deadline: 11/3/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for a multi-site, longitudinal research platform to 1) characterize post-traumatic trajectories based on dimensions of observable behavior, neurobiological changes, and other measures that may serve as markers of risk among adult trauma patients initially seen in emergency rooms and other acute trauma settings and 2) develop algorithms to be used in the acute post-trauma time period to predict different trajectories that may be informative for future interventions.

Extracellular Vesicles and Substance Abuse (R01) (R21). Deadline: 11/3/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate the interplay between extracellular vesicles (EVs) and addictive processes. In particular NIDA is interested in the potential utility of EVs with respect to understanding neuroplastic mechanisms relevant to substance abuse or as biomarkers or therapeutics.

National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (P50). NICHD. Deadline: 11/12/15. Synopsis: These centers will form a national network that facilitates and accelerates bidirectional knowledge transfer between the laboratory and clinic with the ultimate goal of improving human reproductive health through enhanced communication, innovation and research excellence.

Interdisciplinary Training in Bioinformatics and Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease (T32). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/17/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support institutional training programs for predoctoral and postdoctoral level researchers with backgrounds in bioinformatics, mathematics and/or computational sciences with mentors from both computational and biological backgrounds.

The Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (U01). NCI. Deadline: 11/25/15, 5/26/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications from multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and clinicians to establish the Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium to conduct research to improve the detection of early stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and characterization of its precursor lesions.

Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02). Deadline: 12/15/15. Synopsis: The X02 pre-application is the recommended (not required) first step in the application process for the companion FOA. In order to be eligible for this program, the application must include at least one intramural scientist as Program Director/Principal Investigator or collaborator, and at least some of the research must be conducted at the NIH Clinical Center.

NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50). Deadline: 12/15/15. Synopsis: The overarching goal of the specialized Udall Centers program is to establish a network of Centers that work collaboratively as well as independently to define the causes of and discover improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Dear Colleague Letter: Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation. Deadline: 12/17/15. Synopsis: The purpose o is to encourage EAGER proposals to conduct exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches that advance the frontier of knowledge with respect to STEM learning and design thinking.

Behavioral Interventions to Prevent HIV in Diverse Adolescent Men Who Have Sex with Men (U01). NIMHD. Deadline: 1/1/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this initiative is to test behavioral HIV prevention interventions for diverse populations of adolescent (age 13-18) men who have sex with men.

Ethical Issues in Research on HIV/AIDS and its Co-Morbidities (R01) (R21). NIAID, NCI, NIMH. Deadline: 1/7/16, 9/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications addressing ethical issues relevant to research on HIV and associated co-morbidities, including research with populations living with or at high risk of HIV acquisition.

Collaborative Networks to Advance Delirium Research (R24). NIA. Deadline: 1/12/16. Synopsis: This FOA is intended to support a collaborative network to advance scientific research on the causes, mechanisms, outcomes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of delirium in older adults.

Behavioral Epigenomics of Aging in Twin Studies (U24). NIA. Deadline: 1/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to accelerate progress in behavioral genomics and aging via the establishment of a twin-epigenomic network that will facilitate collaboration between existing twin studies of aging, including work on the harmonization of phenotypes and (epi)genotype collection procedures as well as the development of statistical methods for the analysis and meta-analysis of data sets including genomic, epigenomic, gene expression, and behavioral phenotypic data.

Networks to Develop Priority Areas of Behavioral & Social Research (R24). NIA. Deadline: 1/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide infrastructure support for advancing development of specific high priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to aging.

HIV-infected Adolescents: Transitioning from the Pediatric to the Adult Care Setting (R01) (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 1/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications on transition of HIV-infected youth to adult care with the goal of developing an evidence base to support guidelines applicable to low, middle, and high income countries.

Mechanisms Underlying the Contribution of Type 1 Diabetes Risk-Associated Variants (DP3). NIDDK, NIAID. Deadline: 2/17/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research project grant applications for projects to characterize the genetic variations in human genomic regions that have been putatively associated with type 1 diabetes and conduct follow-up functional studies of particular genetic variants.

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01). Fogarty International Center. Deadline: 3/2/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide support and protected time to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently-appointed U.S. junior faculty for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in a low- or middle-income country leading to an independently funded research career focused on global health.

Exploration of the Roles of Brown and Beige Adipose Tissue in Humans (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/9/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to investigate the biological functions of brown and beige adipose tissue in humans, other than heat production and maintenance of body temperature, and to explore their impact on human health.

Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01). Deadline: 4/11/16. Synopsis: The goal of this program is to support collaborative translational research projects aligned with NIH efforts to enhance the translation of basic biological discoveries into clinical applications that improve health. In order to be eligible for this program, the application must include at least one intramural scientist as Program Director/Principal Investigator or collaborator, and at least some of the research must be conducted at the NIH Clinical Center.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)–2015. Deadline: Varies, through 4/30/16. Synopsis: This NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.

Research Opportunities in Aeronautics - 2015. Deadline: Varies, through 3/31/16. Synopsis: Under the FY 2015 ROA NRA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will continue solicitation of foundational and systems-level research proposals for four programs within ARMD: the Advanced Air Vehicles Program, the Airspace Operations and Safety Program, the Integrated Aviation Systems Program, and the Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program. Detailed requirements, including Proposal Due Dates will be stated in Appendices that address individual Thrust Areas. Additional appendices will be posted as Amendments to the ROA NRA and will be published as requirements materialize throughout the year.

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)-2014. Deadline: Varies, through 9/3/15. Synopsis: The HRP contains six Elements: Space Radiation, Human Health and Countermeasures, Exploration Medical Capability, Behavioral Health and Performance, Space Human Factors and Habitability, and International Space Station Medical Project. Fourteen disciplines or areas support the Program: Behavioral Health and Performance, Bone, Cardiovascular, Extravehicular Activity, Immunology, Medical Capabilities, Muscle, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Radiation, Sensorimotor, Advanced Food Technology, Advanced Environmental Health, and Space Human Factors Engineering.

Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix A. Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: This NRA solicits ground-based research proposals using an open science approach to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system, an online database of past and current physical science International Space Station (ISS) flight experiments and related ground-based studies.


National Archives and Records Administration

Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections. National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants. Deadline: 10/8/15. Synopsis: NHPRC desires to make historical records of national significance to the United States broadly available by disseminating digital surrogates on the Internet. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience.

Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records. National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants. Deadline: 10/8/15. Synopsis: NHPRC seeks projects that encourage citizen engagement with historical records, especially those available online, and/or projects that train people on how to enhance digital literacy skills for using historical records.


National Endowment for the Humanities

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources. Deadline: 7/21/15. Synopsis: The HCRR program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. HCRR offers two kinds of awards: 1) for implementation and 2) for planning, assessment, and pilot efforts (HCRR Foundations grants).

Media Projects. Deadline: 8/12/15. Synopsis: Media Projects grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations. Deadline: 8/12/15. Synopsis: This grant program supports projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. The program offers planning grants and implementation grants.

Enduring Questions. Deadline: 9/10/15. Synopsis: The grant program supports faculty members in the preparation of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life as addressed by the humanities.

Dialogues on the Experience of War. Deadline: 9/15/15. Synopsis: The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others to think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service.

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants. Deadlnie: 9/16/15. Synopsis: The program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of digital projects that promise to benefit the humanities.


National Science Foundation

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Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). Deadline: 7/21/15 for BIO, CISE, EHR; 7/22/15 for ENG; 7/23/15 for GEO, MPS, SBE. Synopsis: The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro). Deadline: 8/13/15, 2/11/16. Synopsis: The program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of human cognition, including how the human brain mediates action, affect, creativity, decision making, intentionality, perception, social processes, and thought.

Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG). Deadline: 8/17/15. Synopsis: The Cultural Anthropology Program provides support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects designed and carried out by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities who are conducting scientific research that enhances basic scientific knowledge.

Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education (BCC-EHR). Deadline: 9/1/15. Synopsis: The Directorate for Education and Human Resources seeks to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for EHR areas of research.

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT). Deadline: 9/8/15 for required letters of intent, 10/9/15 for proposals. Synopsis: The PFI: AIR-TT solicitation serves as an early opportunity to move previously NSF-funded research results with promising commercial potential along the path toward commercialization. Projects are supported to demonstrate proof-of-concept, prototype, or scale-up while engaging faculty and students in entrepreneurial/innovative thinking.

Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL). NSF, NEH. Deadline: 9/15/15. Synopsis: The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.

Service, Manufacturing and Operations Research (SMOR). Deadline: 9/15/15, 2/16/16. Synopsis: The SMOR program supports fundamental research leading to the creation of innovative mathematical models, analysis, and algorithms for decision-making related to design, planning, and operation of service, manufacturing, and other complex systems.

Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD). Deadline: 9/15/15, 2/16/16. Synopsis: The DCSD program supports fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of dynamic systems, including development of new analytical, computational and experimental tools, and novel applications to engineered and natural systems.

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/16/15 for medium projects, 9/24/15 for large projects, 11/18/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/16/15 for medium projects, 9/24/15 for large projects, 11/18/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CCF supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program; The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/16/15 for medium projects, 9/24/15 for large projects, 11/18/15 for small projects. Synopsis: IIS supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program; The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). NSF, Semiconductor Research Corporation. Deadline: 9/16/15 for medium projects, 9/24/15 for large projects, 11/18/15 for small projects, 12/16/15 for Cybersecurity Education Projects. Synopsis: The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity from: a Trustworthy Computing Systems (TWC) perspective and/or a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) perspective; the Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS) perspective; or the Transition to Practice (TTP) perspective.

Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI). Deadline: 9/22/15. Synopsis: The ABI program accepts three major types of proposals: Innovation awards that seek to pioneer new approaches to the application of informatics to biological problems, Development awards that seek to provide robust cyberinfrastructure that will enable transformative biological research, and Sustaining awards that seek to support ongoing operations and maintenance of existing cyberinfrastructure that is critical for continued advancement of priority biological research.

CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS). Deadline: 9/25/15 for Scholarship Track, 12/18/15 for Capacity Track. Synopsis: The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals.

Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SciSIP-DDRIG). Deadline: 9/29/15, 2/9/16. Synopsis: DDRIG awards provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university such as enabling doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: CRII supports untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first two years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD.

Restricted-Access Research Data Centers (RDCs). Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: RDCs are secure Census Bureau facilities within which external researchers are given access to confidential micro data in accordance with specific statutory requirements. NSF will provide start-up costs for new RDC facilities.

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: Varies by subfield, 10/28/15-2/3/16. Synopsis: The Division is comprised of disciplinary programs covering experimental and theoretical research in the following major subfields of physics: Accelerator Science; Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics; Computational Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Gravitational Physics; Integrative Activities in Physics; Nuclear Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Physics of Living Systems; Plasma Physics (supported under a separate solicitation); and Quantum Information Science.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR). Deadline: 11/3/15 for Exploration and Design Tier, 1/13/16 for Development and Implementation Tiers. Synopsis: The program features two tracks: (1) Engaged Student Learning and (2) Institutional and Community Transformation. Two tiers of projects exist within each track: (i) Exploration and Design and (ii) Development and Implementation.

EarthScope. Deadline: 11/13/15. Synopsis: This Solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research and/or education and outreach activities within North America that: Make use of capabilities provided through, and/or data and/or models derived from, GAGE, SAGE, and/or SAFOD; and Further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope.

Quantum Information Science. Deadline: 12/3/15. Synopsis: QIS supports theoretical and experimental proposals that explore quantum applications to new computing paradigms or that foster interactions between physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists that push the frontiers of quantum-based information, transmission, and manipulation.

Computational Physics. Deadline: 12/3/15. Synopsis: CP supports research for computational and data-enabled science. The program emphasizes novel methods for high-performance computing that require significant code development.

EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF). Deadline: 1/12/16. Synopsis: The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education.


University of California

Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant Program. UC Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning. Deadline: 7/22/15. Synopsis: This program provides an opportunity for a team of two or more faculty members from a department, or across departments, to develop, improve, transform, and examine core areas of the undergraduate curriculum. All UC Berkeley faculty, including lecturers, are eligible to apply.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). UCOP. Deadline: 9/10/15 for required letters of intent, 12/8/15 for applications. Synopsis: TRDRP funds investigators at all eligible California institutions who are engaged in research that directly contributes to the elimination of smoking and tobacco use and mitigates its human and economic costs in California. The research priorities and grant award mechanisms announced in the current call for applications are a change from the program’s previous funding cycles.

UCHRI Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop 2015-16. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 9/30/2015. Synopsis: The grant provides financial resources to a junior faculty member to convene a workshop aimed at preparing their book manuscript for submission to a publisher. UC junior (tenure track but not yet tenured) faculty in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who are currently completing their first book project are eligible.

UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty. Deadline: First Monday of every month through 12/7/15. Synopsis: UC MEXUS announces a small grants competition for travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by University of California researchers or research teams in the areas of: Mexico-Related Studies--All Disciplines, Latino Studies, United States-Mexican Relations, Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues, Latino and Mexican Topics in the Arts, and Collaborative Research Projects with Investigators at Mexican Institutions.

Special Projects. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). UCOP. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Grants support scientific conferences or investigators to evaluate new and breaking issues in tobacco control or tobacco-related disease research. Contact a TRDRP Program Officer regarding the appropriateness of your proposal prior to submission.

Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. UC Davis. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Special issues may be requested to bring together a group of people to address emerging issues such as a new pest, water issues, development of proposals for larger grants based on documented stakeholder needs, or development of Pest Alerts. The Center will give priority to requests that are multi-state in scope. Projects must be completed within one year of funding and be single-issue oriented.

UC MEXUS Resident Scholars Program. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers an academic residency program for researchers, scholars and artists at critical junctures in their academic careers. Up to four concurrent residencies are available at a time. Please consult UC MEXUS to determine if any positions remain open.


Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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