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

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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: Varies, 9/14/16 for letters of intent for Climate and Land Use, 9/14/16 for applications for Climate Masters Outreach and Extension. Synopsis: This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to mitigate and adapt to climate variability and change. It supports activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest production systems, and prepare the nation's agriculture and forests to adapt to variable climates.

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP). NIFA. Deadline: 1/22/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities.

Commerce Department

Ocean Exploration FY 2017 Funding Opportunity. NOAA. Deadline: 9/16/16 for required preproposals, 12/23/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The Ocean Exploration and Research is seeking proposals focused on four themes: 1. Exploration of physical, chemical and biological environments and processes within the oceanic water column below ~200m; 2. Exploration of geological, physical, and biological environments as well as biogeochemical processes associated with seamounts; 3. Novel or innovative technologies and methodologies that could increase the pace and scope of ocean exploration, especially exploration of the water column, seamounts, and archaeological sites; and 4. Proposals focused on the discovery and exploration of historically significant submerged marine heritage sites, features and artifacts associated with WWII.

Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program. NIST. Deadline: 9/23/16. Synopsis: Research proposals must support the overall effort of developing science-based building codes by evaluating potential technologies and architectural design criteria to improve disaster resilience in the built environment.

Sea Scallop Research. NOAA. Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: National Marine Fisheries Service, in coordination with the New England Fishery Management Council, is soliciting Atlantic Sea Scallop research proposals.

Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN). NOAA. Deadline: 10/14/16. Synopsis: The National Marine Fisheries Service is seeking proposals for research and development projects that optimize the use of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and off the South Atlantic states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, involving the U.S. fishing industry, including fishery biology, resources assessment, socio-economic assessment, management and conservation, selected harvesting methods, and fish handling and processing.

Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Research Program. NOAA. Deadline: 12/9/16. Synopsis: This program provides grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures.

Defense Department

Collaborative Research for Enhanced Academic-TTCP Engagement (CREATE). U.S. Army Research Laboratory. Deadline: 9/15/16. Synopsis: The CREATE Program aims to develop a coherent fundamental research program across the five TTCP nations (USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand) that demonstrates enhanced mutual reliance by leveraging unique research capabilities in the five international partner nations through collaboration. As such the other four other international partner nations and the US Air Force are issuing parallel calls for research at commensurate funding levels.

Engineered Living Materials (ELM). DARPA. Deadline: 9/15/16 for Track 2 proposal abstracts, 9/27/16 for Track 1 proposals, 11/10/16 for Track 1 proposals. Synopsis: The ELM program will develop design tools and methods that enable the engineering of structural features into cellular systems that function as living materials, thereby opening up a new design space for building technology. The ELM program consists of two tracks: Hybrid Engineered Living Materials, and Programmable Engineered Living Materials (Programmable-ELM).

DoD USAMRMC FY16 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research. Deadline: 9/30/16. 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. This FY16 BAA is intended to solicit extramural research and development ideas.

Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC). Deadline: 10/10/16. Synopsis: On behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Centers, NSWC IHEODTD
is soliciting research of interest in support of the NEEC.

Military Medical Photonics Program. AFOSR. Deadline: 10/31/16. Synopsis: The Air Force Office of Scientific Research seeks unclassified proposals for broad- based research and development aimed at using lasers and other light source technology to develop applications in medicine, photobiology, surgery, and closely related materials sciences, with applications to combat casualty care and other military medical problems.

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP). Deadline: 11/4/16. Synopsis: The ONR YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment, have begun their first appointment on or after 04 November 2011, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.

Education Department

OSERS: RSA: Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind Program. Deadline: 9/12/16. Synopsis: The Rehabilitation Services Administration makes grants to public and private nonprofit agencies and organizations, including institutions of higher education, to establish interpreter training programs or to provide financial assistance for ongoing interpreter training programs to train a sufficient number of qualified interpreters throughout the country.

Energy Department

Atmospheric System Research Program. Deadline: 9/12/16 for required preapplications, 11/22/16 for applications. Synopsis: The Atmospheric System Research Program supports research on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes that has the potential to improve the accuracy of regional and global climate models.

FY 2016 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Department of Energy - Office of Science. Deadline: 9/30/16. 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.

Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS) 2015. ARPA-E. Deadline: 9/30/16 for required concept papers. Synopsis: This FOA provides a continuing opportunity for the rapid support of early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology.

Applications for Technologies Directed at Utilizing Carbon Dioxide from Coal Fired Power Plants. NETL. Deadline: 10/3/16. Synopsis: The goal is to develop and advance both onshore and offshore carbon storage technologies that will significantly improve the effectiveness of the technology, reduce the cost of implementation, and be ready for widespread commercial deployment in the 2025–2035 timeframe.

Environmental Protection Agency

Modeling of Climate Change Mitigation, Impacts and Adaptation. Deadline: 9/12/16. Synopsis: The work involved in this effort includes two distinct modeling capabilities. The first is computable general equilibrium modeling of climate mitigation and impacts at the level of disaggregation of U.S. states. The second is integrated assessment modeling and assessment of multiple greenhouse gases and air pollutants to enhance understanding of climate change impacts.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

Systems Approach to Immunity and Inflammation (U19). NIAID. Deadline: 11/2/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to develop a comprehensive understanding of innate and adaptive immune responses triggered by pathogens, adjuvants, or vaccines using a systems biology approach.

NIH BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Analyze Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain (R01). Deadline: 11/2/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications that will develop and validate novel tools to facilitate the detailed analysis of complex circuits and provide insights into cellular interactions that underlie brain function.

Noise-Induced Cochlear Synaptopathy: Basic Studies Informing Potential Therapies (R01). NIDCD. Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites research applications that will further our understanding of the cellular and subcellular basis of noise-induced cochlear synaptopathy.

Archiving and Sharing of Longitudinal Data Resources on Aging (U24). NIA. Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications that propose to foster data sharing and wider use of longitudinal data for research on aging in the behavioral and social sciences.

Predictors and Determinants of Age-Related Changes in Resiliencies to Physical Stressors in Humans (UH2/UH3). NIA. Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This FOA is a phased innovation initiative to enhance clinical tools to assess resiliencies and advance our understanding of age-related changes in resiliencies to physical stressors in humans.

Surgical Disparities Research (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/4/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding and addressing disparities in surgical care and outcomes, in minority and health disparity populations.

Exploratory/Developmental Surgical Disparities Research (R21). NIH. Deadline: 11/4/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage developmental and exploratory research focused on understanding and addressing disparities in surgical care and outcomes, in minority and health disparity populations.

U.S.-Russia Bilateral Collaborative Research Partnerships on Cancer (R21). NCI. Deadline: 11/4/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate collaborative basic, translational, and clinical research between U.S.-based researchers and Russian researchers in the areas of cancer biology, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment as well as the physical and chemical sciences and engineering in cancer biology, nanotechnology, and radiation epidemiology.

Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (R35). NIGMS. Deadline: 11/4/16. Synopsis: The MIRA is a grant to provide support for the program of research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS.

The Role of Dysbiosis in Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Hematological Complications During HIV Infection (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 11/8/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite basic research project grant applications for HIV Microbiome Centers to perform investigations on the role of HIV-induced dysbiosis and how this imbalance may induce and/or contribute to the occurrence of heart, lung, or blood co-morbidities in HIV positive individuals.

Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Basic Research to Optimize Behavior Change Interventions and Outcomes (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 11/10/16. Synopsis: The overarching goal of this FOA is to test how and why behavior change interventions produce and sustain desired outcomes when implemented in experimental, clinical, community, or population-level settings.

Elucidation of Mechanisms of Radiation-Induced Endovascular Injury and Development of Treatments/Mitigators for Radiation-Induced Endothelial Cell and Vascular Dysfunction (U01). NIAID. Deadline: 11/10/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide an opportunity for academic, industry and government laboratory researchers to address gaps in the understanding of the pathophysiology of radiation injury in the vasculature, and how this damage contributes to overall mortality following radiation exposure.

NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science (R25). Deadline: 11/14/16. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences and curriculum or methods development.

Integrated Earth Systems (IES). Deadline: 11/14/16. Synopsis: The goal is to investigate the interplay among the continental, terrestrial, and interior systems of the planet.

Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) (R21). Deadline: 11/15/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations.

Autism Centers of Excellence: Networks (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/17/16. Synopsis: Each ACE Network will consist of a multi-site project focusing on a specific topic of research for R01 support through this FOA.

Autism Centers of Excellence: Centers (P50). NIH. Deadline: 11/17/16. Synopsis: The P50 mechanism allows for integrative, multi-disciplinary, coordinated programs of research that demonstrate cohesion and synergy across research projects and cores.

Mechanisms of Immune Activation and Inflammation: HIV Infection, ART, and Drugs of Abuse (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 11/18/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote research to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of HIV infection-induced immune activation and inflammation in the presence of antiretroviral therapy agents and drugs of abuse.

NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35). Deadline: 11/22/16. Synopsis: The objective is to provide long-term support to accomplished investigators with outstanding records of cancer research productivity who propose to conduct exceptional research.

BRAIN Initiative: Foundations of Non-Invasive Functional Human Brain Imaging and Recording - Bridging Scales and Modalities (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/23/16. Synopsis: This FOA aims to support transformative discoveries that will lead to breakthroughs in understanding human brain function.

BRAIN Initiative: Non-Invasive Neuromodulation - New Tools and Techniques for Spatiotemporal Precision (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/23/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications in two areas: development and testing of novel tools and methods of neuromodulation; and optimization of existing electrical and magnetic stimulation methods.

BRAIN Initiative: Non-Invasive Neuromodulation - Mechanisms and Dose/Response Relationships for Targeted CNS Effects (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/23/16. Synopsis: The focus is to better understand how existing non-invasive neuromodulation devices affect brain circuity.

Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) Research Project (U01). NIAAA. Deadline: 11/29/16. Synopsis: Through this FOA, applications are sought that will continue research efforts of the CIFASD consortium.

Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) Administrative Resource (U24). NIAAA. Deadline: 11/29/16. Synopsis: Applications are sought that will support resources of the CIFASD consortium.

Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) Dysmorphology Research Resource (U24). NIAAA. Deadline: 11/29/16. Synopsis: Applications are sought that will support research resources of the CIFASD consortium.

Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) Informatics Research Resource (U24). NIAAA. Deadline: 11/29/16. Synopsis: Applications are sought that will support research resources of the CIFASD consortium.

Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) Outreach/Dissemination Resource (U24). NIAAA. Deadline: 11/29/16. Synopsis: Applications are sought that will support resources of the CIFASD consortium.

Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) Exploratory/Developmental Projects (UH2). NIAAA. Deadline: 11/29/16. Synopsis: Applications are sought that will continue research efforts of the CIFASD consortium.

Advancing Basic Behavioral and Social Research on Resilience: An Integrative Science Approach (UG3/UH3). NIH. Deadline: 12/1/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications that will elucidate mechanisms and processes of resilience within a general framework that emphasizes its dynamics and interactions across both time and scale, multiple contexts, multiple outcomes, and multiple time frames.

Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/5/16. Synopsis: The overall purpose of the NIAAA Alcohol Research Center program is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission.

Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (P60). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/5/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications which requires an information dissemination core to initiate and expand community education related to the activities of the center.

Limited Interaction Targeted Epidemiology (LITE) to Advance HIV Prevention (UG3/UH3). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 12/5/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications to use innovative technology to conduct epidemiologic studies of large cohorts of U.S. populations at high risk of HIV infection.

Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation Among Diverse Populations (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 12/5/16. Synopsis: This FOA intends to stimulate investigators to search for barriers to organ and tissue donation.

Basic Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions (R21). NIH. Deadline: 12/6/16. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to stimulate basic inquiry into the mechanisms that influence people within their larger social contexts to manage one or multiple conditions over the lifecourse.

Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33). NIAID, NIDA, NIMH. Deadline: 12/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages Exploratory and developmental bi-phasic research applications to support the identification and optimization of small molecules or RNAs that interact with host epigenetic machinery to mediate long-term or permanent epigenetic silencing of HIV-1 proviruses.

Understanding HIV Persistence in Infants (R01). NIAID, NICHD, NIMH. Deadline: 12/7/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research in the pathogenesis of perinatal HIV-1 infection by elucidating HIV-1 immune responses in the setting of the infant’s evolving immune system and mechanisms of establishment and maintenance of HIV-1 latent viral reservoirs.

NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50). Deadline: 12/14/16. Synopsis: The overarching goal of the s 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.

Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Digital Curation for Biomedical Big Data (U01). NIH. Deadline: 12/15/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the development, improvement and implementation of tools and approaches that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of digital curation processes used to characterize and describe the digital data used in or resulting from biomedical research.

Developmental Mechanisms of Human Structural Birth Defects (P01). NICHD. Deadline: 12/16/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support innovative, multidisciplinary, interactive, and synergistic program projects that integrate basic, translational, and clinical approaches to understanding the developmental biology and genetic basis of significant congenital human malformations.

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08). Deadline: 12/16/16. Synopsis: This program supports projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers.

Understanding and Addressing the Multi-level Influences on Uptake and Adherence to HIV Prevention Strategies among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa (R01) (R21) (R34). NIH. Deadline: 12/20/16. Synopsis: This initiative aims to: (1) enhance our understanding of the multi-level factors that influence HIV prevention strategy use among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa and (2) develop and test novel interventions to address these factors and enhance the uptake and adherence to HIV prevention strategies among AGYW in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sustained Release of Antivirals for Treatment or Prevention of HIV (SRATP) (R01). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 1/4/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage grant applications that address the long term goal and objective of developing sustained release strategies for HIV treatment or prevention.

NIA Program Project Applications (P01). Deadline: 1/25/17. Synopsis: Each application submitted to this FOA must include at least three related research projects that share a common central theme, focus, and/overall objective and an administrative core to lead the project.

Characterization of Circulating Pro- and Anti-Geronic Proteins and Peptides (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/2/17. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to advance research on the underlying basis for the transfer (or transposition) of aging phenotypes observed between young and old rodents and discovered through heterochronic parabiosis.

Identification of Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Sleep on Diabetes-Related Metabolism in Humans (R01). NIDDK, ORWH. Deadline: 2/9/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to investigate the mechanisms mediating the interactions between sleep and diabetes-related metabolism using deep metabolic phenotyping approaches in healthy human populations and those with metabolic and/or sleep disorders.

Maximizing the Scientific Value of the NHLBI Biorepository: Scientific Opportunities for Exploratory Research (R21). Deadline: 2/17/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support exploratory research relevant to the NHLBI mission using the existing biospecimen collections that are stored in the NHLBI Biologic Specimen Repository.

Planning Grant for Emerging Epidemic Virus Research Training for West African Countries with Widespread Transmission of Ebola- Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (D71). NIH. Deadline: 2/22/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications from U.S. or African research institutions to plan research training and capacity building programs focused on emerging viral epidemics in collaboration with institutions in Guinea, Liberia, and/or Sierra Leone.

NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13). Deadline: 2/24/17. Synopsis: Grants are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other works of academic and/or public health policy value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.

Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control (R01). NCI. Deadline: 4/11/17, 10/10/17. Synopsis: The FOA is expected to encourage collaboration among cancer control researchers and those from scientific disciplines not traditionally connected to cancer control applications to elucidate perplexing and understudied problems in affective and decision sciences with downstream implications for cancer prevention and control.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute - Cycle 2. Deadline: 9/23/16. Synopsis: Proposals must clearly articulate an innovative, broadly based research program addressing basic and/or applied research fundamental to understanding the nature of the Moon, Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs), the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and the near space environments of these target bodies to enable eventual human exploration of these destinations.

Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) 2016 at NASA John C. Stennis Center. Deadline: 9/30/16. Synopsis: Projects will be joint technology development efforts that will include collaboration with NASA or NASA support contractor personnel. Categories of interest: Rocket Propulsion Test Technologies, Helium Recovery Technology, Nuclear Thermal Propulsion System Testing, Innovative Thermal Materials, Energy Harvesting, Facility Improvement Areas.

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences – 2016 (ROSES-2016). Deadline: Varies, through 6/1/17. 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 Space Biology (ROSBio) - 2016. Deadline: Varies, through 12/31/17. Synopsis: This NRA solicits basic and applied Space Biology research in support of NASA’s Science Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division. ROSBio-2016 is an omnibus covering all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in Space Biology. Specific Research Opportunities will be announced periodically throughout the coming year as Appendices to this Omnibus NRA.

National Archives and Records Administration

Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects. National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Deadline: 12/6/16. Synopsis: NHPRC seeks projects that ensure online public discovery and use of historical records collections.

Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives. National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Deadline: 1/19/17 for preliminary proposals. Synopsis: NHPRC seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections.

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Wireless Innovation between Finland and the US (WiFiUS). Deadline: 10/17/16. Synopsis: CISE and the Academy of Finland continue a joint program in the area of wireless networking that provides for an international collaboration arrangement whereby US researchers may receive funding from NSF and Finnish collaborators may receive funding from the Academy of Finland to pursue joint projects.

Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF). Deadline: 10/19/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development.

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs. Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects. Synopsis: CCF supports transformative research and education projects that explore the foundations of computing and communication.

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs. Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects. Synopsis: CNS supports research and education activities that invent new computing and networking technologies and that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies.

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs. Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects. Synopsis: IIS supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: Cyber-Human Systems, Information Integration and Informatic, and Robust Intelligence.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects, 12/15/16 for cybersecurity education projects. Synopsis: The SaTC program seeks fundamentally new, principled approaches to protect and defend cyberspace against harmful actions by determined adversaries, and to measure their effectiveness.

Environmental Sustainability. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems.

Biophotonics. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to explore the research frontiers in photonics principles, engineering and technology that are relevant for critical problems in fields of medicine, biology and biotechnology.

General and Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE). Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The program supports fundamental engineering research that will lead to the development of new technologies, devices, or software that improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities.

Particulate and Multiphase Processes. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to support fundamental research on physico-chemical phenomena that govern particulate and multiphase systems, including flow of suspensions, drops and bubbles, granular and granular-fluid flows, behavior of micro- and nanostructured fluids, and self-assembly/directed-assembly processes that involve particulates.

Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to advance fundamental engineering research on the rates and mechanisms of important classes of catalyzed and uncatalyzed chemical reactions as they relate to the design, production, and application of catalysts, chemical processes, biochemical processes, and specialized materials that have important impacts on society.

Combustion and Fire Systems. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to generate cleaner global and local environments, enhance public safety, improve energy and homeland security, and enable more efficient energy conversion and manufacturing.

Energy for Sustainability. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to support fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes and solutions for the sustainable production of electricity and fuels, and energy storage.

Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The B program supports fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes in engineering biology and eventually leads to the development of enabling technology for advanced manufacturing and/or applications in support of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and bioenergy industries, or with applications in health or the environment.

Catalysis. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to advance research in catalytic engineering science and promote fundamental understanding and the development of catalytic materials and reactions that are of benefit to society.

Environmental Engineering. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to support transformative research which applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activities on land, inland and coastal waters, and air, while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery.

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering. Deadline: 10/21/16. Synopsis: The goal of the initiative is to enhance basic plasma research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Deadlines: Varies by area, 10/24/16, 10/25/16, 10/27/16, 10/28/16. Synopsis: The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education.

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: Varies, 10/26/16, 11/11/16, 12/1/16, 2/1/17. Synopsis: The Division of Physics supports physics research and education in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines.

SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF). Deadline: 11/14/16. Synopsis: The SPRF program offers two tracks: Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences and Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences.

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG). Deadline: 11/15/16. Synopsis: The AAG Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory, and archival data studies in astronomy and astrophysics.

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID). NSF, NIH, USDA NIFA, U.K. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Deadline: 11/16/16. Synopsis: The program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.

State of California

DISC 2 Program Announcement: Partnering Opportunity for Discovery Stage Research Projects: The Quest Awards. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Deadline: 9/15/16. Synopsis: The program promotes the discovery of promising new stem cell-based technologies that could be translated to enable broad use and ultimately, improve patient care. Projects should propose technology that is uniquely enabled by human stem/progenitor cells or directly reprogrammed cells, or uniquely enabling for the advancement of stem cell-based therapies.

Advancing Cutting-Edge Technologies and Strategies to Reduce Energy Use and Costs in the Industrial, Agriculture and Water Sectors. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 9/26/16 for Phase 1, 11/28/16 for Phase 2. Synopsis: The purpose of this Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that will test and advance pre-commercial energy efficiency and/or demand response technologies and strategies for the industrial, agriculture and water sectors.

Novel Solutions to Accelerate Deployment of Small and Micro-Scale Combined Cooling Heating and Power Systems. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 9/30/16. Synopsis: Projects must fall within the following project groups: Novel Systems for Small and Micro-CHP Application; Advance Systems for Small and Micro-CHP with Thermally-Driven Cooling; Advance Systems for Small and Micro-CHP with Thermal Energy Storage; and Combined Cooling Heat and Power Technical and Market Assessment.

Advanced Vehicle-Grid Integration Research and Demonstration. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 10/21/16. Synopsis: Projects must fall within the following four project groups: Smart and Efficient Charging of PEVs; Advanced Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Technologies and Methods; Advanced Technologies for PEV Batteries; Advanced VGI for Fleets.

DISC 1 Program Announcement: Partnering Opportunity For Discovery Stage Research Projects: The Inception Awards. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Deadline: 1/20/17. Synopsis: The program provides seed funding to support the exploration of transformational ideas that hold the potential to greatly impact the field of human stem cell research, but that require the generation of additional data to be competitive for larger funding opportunities through CIRM or other sources.

Conference Grants. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: Ongoing. Synopsis: The objective is to create a highly competitive opportunity for CIRM to support valuable mission-specific scientific conferences.

University of California

UC MEXUS Grants for Dissertation Research. Deadline: 9/12/16. Synopsis: Preference will be given to projects that hold significant promise for the advancement of science or scholarship in areas of interest to UC MEXUS; that involve meaningful collaboration with a Mexican institution and/or a Mexican scientist or scholar; or that address issues of importance to Mexico and/or the Mexican-origin population in California and/or the United States.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP). Deadline: 9/13/16 for letters of intent, 12/8/16 for applications. Synopsis: Award mechanisms with these deadlines are High Impact Pilot Research Award, High Impact Research Project Award, Community Practice-Based Research Planning Award, Postdoctoral Fellowship, California STAR Award, and Mackay California-Pacific Rim Tobacco Policy Scholar Award.

Delta Science Fellows Program. California Sea Grant Program. Deadline: 9/23/16. Synopsis: The program was established to bring together graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with Bay-Delta agency scientists and senior research mentors to collaborate on data analysis and research projects applicable to the California Bay-Delta system.

Animal Studies to Investigate Concurrent Effects of Environmental Chemicals and Stress Factors on Mammary Cancer. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/6/16. Synopsis: CBCRP intends to fund up to two projects to develop animal models that will fill the knowledge gaps about the interaction of environmental chemicals and psychosocial stressors on breast cancer causation by incorporating the relevant levels and biological windows of exposure to explain how these factors contribute to human risk.

Pilot Studies to Prevent Developmental Exposure to Ionizing Radiation from Medical Imaging. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/6/16. Synopsis: CBCRP intends to fund up to 3 pilot studies that aim to test the feasibility of an intervention to reduce exposures to ionizing radiation from medical imaging among girls (0-18 years) through preliminary effectiveness data.

Community Research Collaboration (CRC) Awards. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/24/16 for preapplications, 3/9/17 for applications. Synopsis: Awards support community based participatory research projects that include a collaborative partnership between a Community co-PI and an Academic co-PI in all phases of research.

Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Awards (IDEA). California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/27/16 for letters of intent, 3/9/17 for applications. Synopsis: Awards support promising high-risk/high-reward projects.

Translational Research Award. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/27/16 for letters of intent, 3/9/17 for applications. Synopsis: Awards support projects that overcome barriers and put prior research knowledge to practical use in the patient or community setting.

Conference Awards. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This program supports a conference, symposium, retreat, or other meeting to stimulate new ideas and collaborations.

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 Small Grants for UC Faculty. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: The program supports 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.

UC MEXUS Small Grants Support for UC Student and Postdoctoral Activities. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: This program supports UC graduate student and postdoctoral researcher activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development in areas of interest to UC MEXUS.

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

For funding opportunities from nonprofit and other agencies, please use the Pivot database to search or browse program announcements.

Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant Program. Deadline: 9/13/16. Synopsis: This program supports academic midcareer scholars who are seven to twenty years post doctorate who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives or methodological tools.


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