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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification. NIFA. Deadline: 5/10/17. Synopsis: This program supports national efforts for delivering timely, pertinent, and appropriate farm safety education to youth seeking employment or who are already employed in agricultural production.

Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Request for Pre-Applications (RFPA). NIFA. Deadline: 5/12/17. Synopsis: The program awards grants to conduct research and extension activities, technical assistance and development activities to combat citrus diseases and pests and to support the dissemination and commercialization of information, techniques, and technologies.

Smith Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 5/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose of the SLSNCGP is to support innovative, education- based approaches to addressing emergency preparedness and specific responses related to natural and human- made disasters.

Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research. NIFA. Deadline: 5/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose of the NIFA Aquaculture Research program is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. by generating new science-based information and technology to address industry constraints.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 5/17/17 for letters of intent, 8/2/17 for proposals. Synopsis: This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on multidisciplinary systems approaches, which integrate new technologies and strategic management that solve water availability and quality challenges in food production systems.

2018 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program. Forest Service. Deadline: 5/24/17. Synopsis: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council seeks innovative grant proposals for program development, study, and collaboration that will address the following priority issue in the National Ten Year Action Plan Research Needs: Planting, Inventory, and Analysis for Forest and Environmental Health.

Rural Cooperative Development Grant. Deadline: 5/26/17. Synopsis: The primary objective is to improve the economic condition of rural areas by assisting individuals or entities in the startup, expansion or operational improvement of rural cooperatives and other business entities.

Higher Education Challenge Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 5/30/17. Synopsis: NIFA requests applications to enable colleges and universities to provide the quality of education necessary to produce baccalaureate or higher degree level graduates capable of strengthening the Nation’s food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce.

Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program. NIFA. Deadline: 6/6/17. Synopsis: : In FY 2017, the program will focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences.

California Conservation Innovation Grants. NRCS. Deadline: 6/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Food Safety Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 6/21/17. Synopsis: NIFA requests applications for the AFRI Competitive Grants Program Food Safety Challenge Area.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 6/28/17. Synopsis: In FY 2017, applications are sought by the program area priority of Integrated Approaches to Prevent Childhood Obesity.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 6/28/17. Synopsis: SBEBP is soliciting applications in: Lignin or nano-cellulosic co-products from biomass feedstocks; and Biomass feedstock genetic development and evaluation.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative. NIFA. Deadline: 6/28/17. Synopsis: The program supports professional development opportunities for K-14 teachers and education professionals; training of undergraduate students in research and extension; and fellowships for predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 7/13/17. Synopsis: The program supports activities that enable the nation's agriculture and forest lands to adapt to current and future climate conditions, maintain or increase production, efficiently use soil and water resources, and improve soil, water and air conditions.

Commerce Department

National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grant Program. Deadline: 5/8/17. Synopsis: NCNR seeks proposals aimed at providing technical assistance to visiting researchers at NCNR, developing new instrumentation and measurement capabilities for neutron research, conducting collaborative research with NIST scientists, and conducting other outreach and educational activities that advance the use of neutrons by U.S. academia and industrial scientists.

Assessment of Trusted Identities in Cyberspace State Pilot Awards. NIST. Deadline: 5/9/17. Synopsis: NIST invites applications from eligible applicants to assess the benefits and impacts to the public of five projects implementing digital identity solutions for accessing government services.

BOEM 2017 Environmental Studies Program. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Deadline: 6/17/17. Synopsis: The Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region of BOEM is offering a cooperative agreement opportunity to perform a investigation of the Arctic ecosystem by providing additional characterizations of the Chukchi and western Beaufort Regions, ecological linkages between the two seas, and identify factors forcing ecosystem response.

Defense Department

Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA). ARL. Deadline: 5/8/17 for white papers, 7/27/17 for proposals. Synopsis: ARL intends to establish a new collaborative venture (the IoBT CRA) that seeks to develop the foundations of IoBT in the context of future Army operations. The Consortium must be led by an institution of higher education charged with spearheading the focused basic research program.

Expanded Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design Optimization (MADO) for Effectiveness Based Design Technologies (EXPEDITE). AFRL. Deadline: 5/22/17. Synopsis: The program seeks to advance MADO technologies that support obtaining complex design problem solutions.

Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials (DREaM). DARPA. Deadline: 5/24/17. Synopsis: The program will exploit new materials and novel device structures to create radio frequency (RF) transistors that enable asymmetric operations in a complex electromagnetic spectrum.

World Modelers. DARPA. Deadline: 5/11/17. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of causal modeling, forecasting, and analysis techniques.

Fiscal Year 2018 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). AFOSR. Deadline: 6/1/17. Synopsis: YIP intends support for scientists and engineers demonstrating exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.

Acquisition Research Program (ARP). Naval Postgraduate School. Deadline: 6/1/17 for white papers, 8/1/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The program is interested in stimulating and supporting scholarly research in academic disciplines that bear on public procurement policy and management.

BRICS Part 2. DARPA. Deadline: 6/6/17. Synopsis: DARPA seeks innovative approaches to the development of engineered Forensic Microbial Systems that may be deployed in complex environments to create unique microbial signatures for environmental forensics operations.

Molecular Informatics. DARPA. Deadline: 6/12/17. Synopsis: The Defense Sciences Office is soliciting innovative research proposals to explore new approaches to store and process information with molecules.

Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC) CALL 0002. Air Force Academy. Deadline: 6/15/17 for white papers. Synopsis: The program solicits innovative proposals for research on WMD/WME counterproliferation, nonproliferation, and strategy. The phrase “security studies research” refers to investigations in all disciplines, fields, and domains that are involved in expanding knowledge for national defense, and could potentially improve policy and international relations for combating WMD/WME.

Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Broad Agency Announcement for Basic Scientific Research. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: The basic research program supports research projects that are designed to expand fundamental knowledge and discover general principles in the behavioral and social sciences.

Fiscal Year 2018 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). AFOSR, ARO, ONR. Deadline: 7/7/17. Synopsis: DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited 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 or instrumentation.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) Department of Defense. ONR, ARO, AFOSR. Deadline: 7/17/17 for white papers (not required), 11/1/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education. 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.

Education Department

OSERS: OSEP: Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Early Childhood Personnel Center. Deadline: 6/5/17. Synopsis: The purposes are to: Help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge.

OSERS: OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Early Childhood Systems Technical Assistance Center. Deadline: 6/5/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance , supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.

OSERS: OSEP: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Stepping-up Technology. Deadline: 6/5/17. Synopsis: The purposes are to: Improve results for students with disabilities; support educational activities; provide support for captioning and video description andprovide accessible educational materials.

Environmental Protection Agency

San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund. Deadline: 5/10/17. Synopsis: EPA is soliciting proposals to improve water quality and restore aquatic habitat (i.e. wetlands) in San Francisco Bay and its watersheds.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

Supplements for Validating the Use of Automated Sources of Residential Histories in Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (Admin Supp). NCI. Deadline: 6/1/17. Synopsis: NCI announces an opportunity to request administrative supplement funding to support augmented efforts to refine automated methodologies to obtain more accurate and reliable lifetime residential history data and linkages that would enhance cancer research.

Supplement Opportunity to Support Population-Based Research Studies of Rare Cancers (Admin Supp). NCI. Deadline: 6/1/17. Synopsis: NCI invites applications for supplemental funding to eligible NCI awards so that involved personnel (awardees) can advance their efforts to gain needed knowledge on rare cancers.

Research Supplements to Promote Sharing Data in Cancer Epidemiology Studies (Admin Supp). NCI. Deadline: 6/1/17. Synopsis: Funds are available for administrative supplements to prepare and deposit individual-level data from cancer epidemiology studies into NCI-supported, controlled-access databases.

Phased Innovation Award for Mechanistic Studies to Optimize Mind and Body Interventions in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R61/R33). Deadline: 6/1/17, 6/29/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: Understanding the mechanisms by which complementary or integrative Mind and Body Interventions exert their clinical effects is critical for the development of optimized interventions that target specific conditions and disorders.

Innovation Award for Mechanistic Studies to Optimize Mind and Body Interventions in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R33). Deadline: 6/1/17, 6/29/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose of is to encourage additional research to optimize the biological, neurological, physiological mechanisms or behavioral processes underlying Mind and Body Interventions.

Alliance of Glycobiologists for Cancer Research: Translational Tumor Glycomics Laboratories (U01). NCI. Deadline: 6/8/17. Synopsis: NCI encourages research projects to elucidate how changes in cellular carbohydrates may promote cancer initiation and progression and use this information to identify glycan-based abnormalities to serve as biomarkers for early cancer detection or risk assessment.

Alliance of Glycobiologists for Cancer Research: Biological Tumor Glycomics Laboratories (U01). NCI. Deadline: 6/8/17. Synopsis: This FOA is intended to support research applications that are focused on mechanisms that mediate alterations in glycosylation during oncogenesis.

Activities to Promote Research Collaborations on Immune-Related Adverse Events (APRC-irAEs) Associated with Cancer Immunotherapy (Admin Supp). NCI. Deadline: 6/15/17. Synopsis: The goal is to support collaborative pilot projects to generate new ideas and approaches to reduce the incidence and/or severity of auto-inflammatory or autoimmune adverse events in the setting of cancer immunotherapy.

Resource-Related Research Projects in the Epidemiology and Prevention of Pediatric Injury (R24). NICHD. Deadline: 6/9/17, 10/23/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to develop research resources, for use by the broader scientific community, for furthering research in the scientific area of epidemiology and/or prevention of childhood injuries.

Neoantigen-Based Therapeutic Targeting of Head and Neck Cancers (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 6/19/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support basic and preclinical research aimed at developing novel immunotherapeutic targets for head and neck cancers, including salivary gland cancers.

NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01). Deadline: 6/20/17. Synopsis: The award is intended to support the research and research career advancement of outstanding, exceptionally productive scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH.

Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R01) (R03) (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 6/27/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites grant applications for research to examine 1) the impact of HAI on typical and atypical child development and health; 2) the evaluation of animal-assisted intervention for children and adults with disabilities or in need of rehabilitative services; 3) the effects of animals on public health, including cost effectiveness of involving animals in reducing and preventing disease.

National Cooperative Drug/Device Discovery/Development Groups (NCDDG) for the Treatment of Mental or Substance Use Disorders or Alcohol Addiction (U01) (U19). NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA. Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/23/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications to advance the discovery, preclinical development, and proof of concept testing of new, rationally based candidate agents and neurostimulation approaches to treat mental disorders or SUDs or alcohol addiction, and to develop novel ligands and circuit-engagement devices as tools to further characterize existing or to validate new drug/device targets.

Research Answers to NCI's Provocative Questions (R01) (R21). Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research projects designed to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the National Cancer Institute Provocative Questions initiative.

Revision Applications to NCI-supported R01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (R01). Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/30/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research that directly addresses PQs, including research that helps validate PQ research outcomes or adopt and disseminate PQ research results that impact cancer research and clinical care.

Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported U01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (U01). Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/30/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research that directly addresses PQs, including research that helps validate PQ research outcomes or adopt and disseminate PQ research results that impact cancer research and clinical care.

Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported P01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (P01). Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/30/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research that directly addresses PQs, including research that helps validate PQ research outcomes or adopt and disseminate PQ research results that impact cancer research and clinical care.

Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported P50 Awards to Include Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (P50). Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/30/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research that directly addresses PQs, including research that helps validate PQ research outcomes or adopt and disseminate PQ research results that impact cancer research and clinical care.

National Career Development Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences (K12). NHLBI. Deadline: 6/29/17. Synopsis: The objective is to create a national Consortium that focuses on career development of the next generation of biomedical investigators in glycosciences.

National Centers for Cryoelectron Microscopy (U24). NIH. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: This initiative will establish national service centers to increase research capacity for molecular structure determination by high resolution cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM).

Sex Hormone Induced Thromboembolism in Pre-Menopausal Women (R61/R33). NHLBI. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: The primary objective is to understand the mechanisms by which female sex hormones and sex hormone-based therapies can increase the risk of venous and arterial thromboembolism in pre-menopausal women.

Environmental influences on Placental Origins of Development (ePOD) R01. NIEHS. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate multidisciplinary research projects that use a combination of animal/cell models and non-invasive human placenta tissues or biomarkers to investigate how early life exposures affect placental growth, development, and function, and the subsequent health of the offspring.

Identification of Reproductive-Tract Specific Proteins/Transcripts for the Development of Male and Female Non-Hormonal Contraceptives (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage the use of bioinformatics combined with analytics to identify reproductive-tract specific transcripts and proteins for potential development as non-steroidal male and female contraceptives.

Center for the Investigation of Factor VIII (FVIII) Immune Response in Patients with Hemophilia A (U54). NHLBI. Deadline: 7/6/17. Synopsis: Centers will utilize cross-disciplinary science and novel technologies to define the basic mechanisms involved in the development of anti-FVIII neutralizing antibodies, also known as FVIII inhibitors, in patients with congenital hemophilia A.

Integrative Computational Biology for Analysis of NHLBI TOPMed Data (R01). Deadline: 7/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support integrated analysis of whole genome, large scale “omic” data generated by the NHLBI’s Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) program and associated phenotype and clinical data using systems approaches.

PsychENCODE: Non-coding Functional Elements in the Human Brain and their Role in the Development of Psychiatric Disorders (U01) (Collaborative U01). NIMH. Deadline: 7/6/17. Synopsis: The objective is to support research in the discovery and characterization of the full spectrum of human-specific non-coding functional genomic elements across brain regions, cell types, and developmental time periods to elucidate their role(s) in the molecular pathophysiology of mental illness.

Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 7/11/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote exploratory and developmental research to understand the underlying mechanisms of sleep deficiencies among health disparity populations and how sleep deficiencies may lead to disparities in health outcomes.

Center for Coordination of Analytics, Science, Enhancement , and Logistics (CASEL) in Tobacco Regulatory Science (U54). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 7/17/17. Synopsis: CASEL will support the scientific research programs funded by the FDA Center for Tobacco Products, and will facilitate synthesis, coordination and communications of research and career enhancement within those programs.

Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (U54). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 7/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.

Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (U54). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 7/19/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications for Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.

Research Education Program Grants for CryoEM Curriculum Development (R25). NIH. Deadline: 7/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Curriculum or Methods Development in cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM) for structural biology research.

NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3). Deadline: 7/25/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support outstanding basic and/or clinical researchers with the vision and expertise to translate research discoveries into medications for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders stemming from tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or prescription opiate use.

NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (DP1). Deadline: 7/31/17. Synopsis: The program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research relevant to drug abuse and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers.

Cellular Therapies for Treatment of Radiation Injuries (U01). NIAID. Deadline: 8/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support studies to evaluate candidate cellular therapies to treat radiation-induced injuries in appropriate in vivo models when administered 24 hours or more post-irradiation.

Dysregulation of Immune Cell Regulatory Pathways by Mtb in the Context of HIV Infection (R61/R33). NIAID. Deadline: 8/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications to support innovative preclinical research to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb)-mediated changes in key immune cell regulatory pathways in the context of HIV infection and evaluate strategies to reverse these changes.

Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 8/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support high risk, high impact, early discovery research on vaccine approaches to prevent acquisition of or ongoing infection by HIV. 

Regional Consortia for High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (U24). NIGMS. Deadline: 8/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide regional access for cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM) laboratories to state-of-the-art data collection capabilities.

Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R01) (R03) (R21). NICHD, NIDCD (R01, R21). Deadline: 8/7/17, 11/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications for translational and clinical research as well as clinical trials that will advance our knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of drug action, response, and safety in children at various developmental stages, and in women during pregnancy and lactation.

Sleep Health and Circadian Biology in HIV-Related Comorbidities (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 8/9/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites clinical research applications to investigate HIV-associated sleep disorders in adults or children using a variety of resources and methodologies.

Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (UG3/UH3). NIH. Deadline: 8/9/17, 9/7/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: The BPN invites applications from neuroscience investigators seeking support to advance their small molecule drug discovery and development projects into the clinic.

Extracellular Vesicles and Substance Use Disorders (R01) (R21). NIDA. Deadline: 8/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate the interplay between extracellular vesicles (EVs) and substance use disorders (SUDs).

Inter-organelle Communication in Cancer (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 8/16/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research projects that examine how inter-organelle communication in cancer cells and/or tumor-associated cells affects cellular function, adaptation, and phenotypic plasticity.

Translational Outcomes Project in Neurotrauma (TOP-NT) (UG3/UH3). NINDS. Deadline: 8/21/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the development and validation of pathophysiologically based preclinical outcome measures or functional markers that align closely with practical clinical assessments in spinal cord injury and/or traumatic brain injury.

Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 8/22/17. Synopsis: This FOA supports highly innovative R01 applications on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse.

NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1). Deadline: 9/1/17. Synopsis: The award supports individual scientists who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing illness and disability.

NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2). Deadline: 9/8/17. Synopsis: The program supports a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research.

NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01). Deadline: 9/15/17. Synopsis: The award supports 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.

Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology (IT) Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures (U18). AHRQ. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to stimulate innovative and collaborative research by utilizing new health IT strategies for collecting and using PRO measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.

Neuroskeletal Biology of the Dental and Craniofacial Skeletal System (R01) (R21). NIDCR. Deadline: 9/28/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research on the role of the nervous system in metabolism, homeostasis, remodeling and/or regeneration of the postnatal dental and craniofacial skeletal system in health and disease.

Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (R35). NIGMS. Deadline: 10/3/17. Synopsis: The MIRA under this FOA is a grant to provide support for the program of research in an early stage investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS.

Novel Cell Non-autonomous Mechanisms of Aging (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/3/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications on novel studies of cell non-autonomous mechanisms of aging.

NIDCD Research Grants for Translating Basic Research into Clinical Tools (R01). Deadline: 10/18/17. Synopsis: This FOA is to provide an avenue for basic scientists, clinicians and clinical scientists to jointly initiate and conduct translational research projects which translate basic research findings into clinical tools for better human health.

Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76). NIA. Deadline: 10/19/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites early-stage physician and other health-professional investigators with a commitment to aging to apply for this award to advance their research and leadership skills in their specialty and in the broader field of aging and geriatrics research.

Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Kidney Disease Prevention and Care (R18). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/24/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research applications to test approaches to improve kidney disease prevention and/or treatment in routine healthcare settings.

Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01). NCI. Deadline: 11/21/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for the development of innovative research projects in cancer nanotechnology.

Interior Department

Earthquake Hazards External Grants Program. USGS. Deadline: 5/22/17. Synopsis: This program supports research in earthquake hazards, the physics of earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake safety policy.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

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.

University Student Research Challenge (USRC) – A Pilot Project. Deadline: 10/16/17. Synopsis: The Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for aeronautics projects that also raise cost sharing funds using crowdfunding platforms.

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.

ROSES 2017: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science. Deadline: Varies, through 6/1/18. Synopsis: The 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.

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Antarctic Research. Deadline: 5/23/17. Synopsis: NSF supports research to: expand fundamental knowledge of the Antarctic region, improve understanding of interactions between the Antarctic region and global earth systems, and utilize the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as an observing platform.

Ideas Lab: Practical Fully-Connected Quantum Computer Challenge (PFCQC). Deadline: 6/19/17 for preliminary proposals, 11/30/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The ultimate aim of this Ideas Lab is to facilitate the development and operation of a practical-scale quantum computer.

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). Deadline: 7/19/17 for BIO, CISE, EHR; 7/20/17 for ENG; 7/21/17 for GEO, MPS, SBE. Synopsis: The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

GeoPRISMS Program. Deadline: 7/27/17. Synopsis: This program investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). Deadline: 8/9/17. Synopsis: This solicitation encourages potentially transformative proposals in any area of CISE research from PIs who are in their first academic position post-PhD.

Plant Biotic Interactions. Deadline: 9/1/17. Synopsis: This joint NSF-NIFA program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems, and agriculturally relevant plants.

Nano-Biosensing. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: The Nano-Biosensing program supports fundamental engineering research on devices and methods for measurement and quantification of biological analytes.

Thermal Transport Processes. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: The TTP program supports engineering research projects that lay the foundation for new discoveries in thermal transport phenomena.

Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC). Deadline: 11/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to invite research groups to submit requests for allocations of resources on the Blue Waters system.

State of California

Coastal Conservancy Prop 1 Grant Solicitation. California Coastal Commission. Deadline: 5/31/17. Synopsis: Grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening.

Improving Performance and Cost Effectiveness of Wind Energy Technologies. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 6/20/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund applied research and development projects that develop technologies, tools, and strategies that reduce technological and economic barriers to upgrading, repowering, and expanding wind power generation and enable higher wind energy contribution to the in-state electricity mix.

Innovative Mobility Service Demonstrations with Zero-Emission Vehicles. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: This program will fund projects that will demonstrate innovative electric vehicle mobility services in four specified areas in California.

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

UCHRI Humanists@Work Graduate Advisory Committee. UC Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 5/5/17. Synopsis: UCHRI is seeking 3-5 humanities PhD students to serve as the Humanists@Work (HumWork) advisory committee.

UCHRI Residential Research Group Fellowships Spring 2018: The Limits of the Numerical: Metrics and the Humanities in Higher Education. UC Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 5/19/17. Synopsis: UCHRI invites individual applications from faculty, recently graduated PhDs, Doctoral students across the UC system, and non-UC faculty.

John A. Sproul Research Fellowship in Canadian Studies. UC Berkeley. Deadline: 5/10/17. Synopsis: The fellowship provides modest support for a scholar with interests in Canada who wishes to spend a period of time at Berkeley.

UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowships (UC-NL GF). UCOP. Deadline: 6/1/17 for letters of intent, 9/1/17 for proposals. Synopsis: These Fellowships support doctoral graduate students to conduct in-residence dissertation research at Los Alamos or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in any area relevant to the labs.

UC Multicampus-National Lab Collaborative Research and Training (UC-NL CRT) Awards. UCOP. Deadline: 6/8/17 for letters of intent, 7/27/17 for proposals. Synopsis: These awards support collaborations consisting of at least four UC campuses and either Los Alamos or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory conducting research in one of three targeted areas: Climate science, Cybersecurity, National security through social sciences.

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

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