Funding Program Announcements

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 Recently opened grants.

Higher Education Challenge Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 3/19/15. Synopsis: Projects supported by the program will: (1) address a State, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support. URL:

Organic Transitions. NIFA. Deadline: 3/26/15 for notices of intent, 4/16/15 for applications. Synopsis: In FY 2015, ORG will continue to prioritize environmental services provided by organic farming systems in the area of soil conservation and climate change mitigation, including greenhouse gases (GHG). Two new priorities have been added to support (1) the development of educational tools for Cooperative Extension personnel and other agricultural professionals who advise producers on organic practices and (2) the development of cultural practices and other allowable alternatives to substances recommended for removal from the National Organic Programs National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. URL:

Biomass Research and Development Initiative. NIFA, DOE. Deadline: 3/27/15 for concept papers, 7/27/15 for applications. Synopsis: The USDA NIFA Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment (IBCE) and the DOE EERE Bioenergy Technologies Office announce the interagency Program to support the development of a biomass-based industry in the United States. URL:

Specialty Crop Research Initiative. NIFA. Deadline: 3/3/15 for preapplications, 7/2/15 for invited applications. Synopsis: Projects must address at least one of five focus areas: Research in plant breeding, genetics, genomics, and other methods to improve crop characteristics; Efforts to identify and address threats from pests and diseases; Efforts to improve production efficiency, handling and processing, productivity, and profitability over the long term; new innovations and technology; and methods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in the production efficiency, handling and processing of specialty crops. URL:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Food Security Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 4/2/15 for letters of intent, 6/4/15 for applications. Synopsis: The goal of the Food Security Challenge Area for FY 2015 is to develop agricultural production research, education, and extension to develop more sustainable, productive, and economically viable plant and animal production systems. This program will also develop regionally adapted crop cultivars and livestock/breeds that contribute to rural economic development and prosperity while enhancing food security. URL:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 4/2/15 for letters of intent, 6/4/15 for aplications. Synopsis: This AFRI Challenge Area 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. URL:

Crop Protection and Pest Management. NIFA. Deadline: 4/7/15. Synopsis: The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program is to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels. URL:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Agriculture Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadlnie: 4/9/15 for letters of intent, 7/16/15 for applications. Synopsis: NIFA initiates a new challenge area to address critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. URL:

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 4/17/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the generation of new information that will assist federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms, including plants, microorganisms, arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. URL:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 4/23/15. Synopsis: his program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. URL:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Food Safety Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 5/13/15 for Effective Mitigation Strategies for Antimicrobial Resistance, 5/18/15 for Enhancing Food Safety through Improved Processing Technologies. Synopsis: This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption. URL:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program. NIFA. Deadline: Varies by program area, through 9/30/15. Synopsis: The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. URL:

Commerce Department

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Pilots Cooperative Agreement Program. NIST. Deadline: 3/17/15 for abbreviated applications, 5/21/15 for applications. Synopsis: NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to pilot online identity solutions that embrace and advance the NSTIC vision of an Identity Ecosystem Framework. URL:

FY 2015 Alaska Pinniped Research Program. NOAA. Deadline: 4/6/15. Synopsis: The National Marine Fisheries Service is responsible for the stewardship, conservation, and management of pinniped species in Alaska, including the Steller sea lion, Northern fur seal, ringed seal, bearded seal, spotted seal, ribbon seal, and harbor seal. Two of these pinnipeds are currently listed under the Endangered Species Act: the endangered western Distinct Population Segment of Steller sea lions and the threatened Arctic subspecies of ringed seals This program concerns only Alaskan pinnipeds for which NMFS bears responsibility; proposals focusing on marine mammals under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will not be considered for funding under this grant program. URL:

NIST Standards Services Curricula Development (SSCD) Cooperative Agreement Program. Deadline: 4/13/15. Synopsis: The program provides financial assistance to support curriculum development for the undergraduate and/or graduate level. These cooperative agreements support the integration of standards and standardization information and content into seminars, courses, and learning resources. URL:

Strengthening the Public’s and/or K-12 Students’ Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience toExtreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes. NOAA. Deadline: 4/13/15. Synopsis: The goal of this Federal Funding Opportunity is to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students environmental literacy to enable informed decision-making necessary for community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes. URL:

NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grant Program. Deadline: 4/17/15. Synopsis: NIST is soliciting applications to support research involving neutron scattering and spectroscopy specifically aimed at developing new instrumentation for neutron research, conducting collaborative research with NIST and visiting scientists, and to conduct other outreach and educational activities that advance the use of neutrons by U.S. academia and industrial scientists. URL:

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. URL:

Defense Department

Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) Foundational Science Research Unit (FSRU)- Broad Agency Announcement for Basic Scientific Research (FY 2015). Deadline: 4/3/15 for white papers, 6/5/15 for proposals. 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. In addition to programmatic efforts to develop and evaluate psychological and behavioral theory, researchers are strongly encouraged to propose novel, state-of-the-art, and multidisciplinary approaches that address difficult problems. URL:

Young Faculty Award (YFA). DARPA. Deadline: 4/13/15. Synopsis: This Research Announcement solicits ground-breaking single-investigator proposals from junior faculty for research and development in the areas of Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, Biology, Information and Social Sciences of interest to DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO), Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), and Biological Technology Office (BTO). URL:

International Technology Alliance. Dept of the Army -- Materiel Command. Deadline: 4/15/15 for white papers, 8/31/15 for invited proposals. Synopsis: The purpose of this US ARL and UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory ITA Program Announcement is to solicit offers that will help to fulfill the research and development goals of the US Department of Army and UK Ministry of Defence. This PA announces a new and innovative opportunity for cooperation between the US and the UK in the area of Distributed Analytics and Information Science (DAIS). The DAIS ITA Program is comprised of two components: (1) the Basic Research Component and (2) the Technology Transition Component. URL:

Future Arctic Sensing Technologies. DARPA. Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of novel Arctic sensor systems. In particular, DARPA is interested in concepts for low-cost, rapidly-deployable, environmentally friendly, unmanned sensor systems, including deployment and data reach-back from above the Arctic Circle that can detect, track and identify air, surface and subsurface targets. URL:

Biological Technologies EZ. DARPA Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Deadline: 5/21/15 for strongly encouraged abstracts, 7/23/15 for proposals. Synopsis: Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields. URL:

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. URL:

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. URL:

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. URL:

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. URL:

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. URL:

2015 Broad Agency Announcement. Engineer Research and Development Center. Deadline: 1/31/16. Synopsis: The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. URL:

Methods and Technologies for Personalized Learning, Modeling and Assessment. Air Force Research Lab. Deadline: 11/15/19 for white papers. Synopsis: This program deals with science and technology development, experimentation, and demonstration in the areas of improving and personalizing individual, team, and larger group instructional training methods for airmen. The approaches relate to competency definition and requirements analysis, training and rehearsal strategies, and models and environments that support learning and proficiency achievement and sustainment during non-practice of under novel contexts. URL:

Education Department

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Short-Term Projects. Deadline: 3/23/15. Synopsis: The Fulbright-Hays GPA Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. URL:

Applications for New Awards; National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Community Living and Participation and, Health and Function. DOED, HHS. Deadline: 3/24/15 for notices of intent to apply, 4/20/15 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. URL:

Energy Department

University Turbine Systems Research. National Energy Technology Laboratory. Deadline: 3/20/15. Synopsis: The FOA facilitates the development and demonstration of next-generation turbine technology with the goal of producing reliable, affordable, clean, efficient, and cost-effective energy supplies and to address the need for engineering and scientific solutions for air breathing gas turbines and supercritical carbon dioxide (SCO2) power cycles. URL:

Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems (NODES). ARPA-E. Deadline: 3/20/15 for concept papers. Synopsis: The NODES program will fund the development of innovative and disruptive technologies for real-time management of transmission and distribution networks by system-wide control and coordination of flexible load and Distributed Energy Resources to improve the overall efficiency and reliability of the U.S. electric grid and enable renewables penetration at the 50% level or greater. URL:

Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory. Deadline: 3/20/15 for required letters of intent, 4/30/15 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of Nuclear Physics in the DOE Office of Science announces its interest in receiving proposals for Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory. URL:

Transitional Technology Development to Enable Highly Efficient Power Systems with Carbon Management. National Energy Technology Laboratory. Deadline: 3/30/15. Synopsis: NETL is seeking innovative research and development of the key crosscutting technologies (sensors and controls, high performance materials, simulation based engineering, and water management research) to enable development of next generation advanced energy systems. URL:

Small and Large Scale Pilots for Reducing the Cost of CO2 Capture and Compression. NETL. Deadline: 3/30/15. Synopsis: This FOA is specifically focused on advancing the development of a suite of post combustion carbon dioxide capture and supersonic compression systems for new and existing coal based electric generating plants. Applications are sought for two different scales of pilot scale testing of post combustion CO2 capture technology systems as well as pilot scale testing of supersonic compression systems. URL:

Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations. Deadline: 4/2/15 for concept papers, 6/4/15 for applications. Synopsis: This FOA covers a broad spectrum of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office portfolio with areas of interest ranging from research and development to demonstration and deployment projects. In particular, the R&D areas of interest for this FOA include hydrogen production via micro bial biomass conversion; low platinum group metals catalyst development for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell applications; development of an integrated intelligent hydrogen dispenser; and fuel cell and hydrogen manufacturing R&D focusing on hydrogen delivery pipeline manufacturing R&D. URL:

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Innovative Concepts and Core Technology Research Program. National Energy Technology Laboratory. Deadline: 4/6/15. Synopsis: This program supports research projects that will improve the relability, robustness and endurance of SOFC, stack, and system technology that is nearing commercial viability. This will support the development of commercially viable SOFC technlogy for entry into service products, which will eventually lead to SOFC technology that is viable for large scale central generaton applications. URL:

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) Prototype System Testing Project. National Energy Technology Laboratory. Deadline: 4/6/15. Synopsis: The objective of this FOA is to solicit and competitively award projects whose goal is to test a nominal 400kWe thermally self-sustaining atmospheric or pressurized SOFC prototype system with an average stack operating temperature greater than 700 degrees Celsius. URL:

Emerging Technologies for Methane Production via Biological In-Situ Coal Conversion and Low Cost Oxygen Production for Gasification. National Energy Technology Laboratory. Deadline: 4/13/15. Synopsis: The Advanced Energy Systems Program is pursuing research and development to (1) accelerate in-situ bio-gasification of coal seams with a goal of creating methane at a lower cost than typical U.S. natural gas recovery systems; and (2) produce oxygen for use in coal gasification processes at a significantly lower cost than that of the commercial state of the art technology. URL:

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. URL:

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. URL:

Health and Human Services Department

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

Developmental Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology (P20). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/25/15. Synopsis: The intent of this Program is to further advance research in benign urology by facilitating resources sharing and building research teams. URL:

George M. O’Brien Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program (U54). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/25/15. Synopsis: This program will provide a coordinated platform for multidisciplinary interactions between basic and clinical scientists with the overall goal of understanding the etiology and development of benign urologic diseases and disorders, and providing a collaborative venue to design better treatments, diagnostics, and prevention strategies for these disease conditions within the NIDDK mission interests. URL:

Innovative Measures of Oral Medication Adherence for HIV Treatment and Prevention (R01). NIAID, NIMHD. Deadline: 3/25/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits innovative research applications that seek to advance the development of bioanalytical assays, pill ingestion sensors, drug metabolite and taggant detection systems, or wireless technologic approaches for monitoring and improving adherence to oral antiretroviral therapy (ART) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). URL:

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (P2C). NICHD, NINDS, NIBIB. Deadline: 3/25/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites grant applications that propose to build research infrastructure to promote external collaboration with the medical rehabilitation community. The aim is to create a national network of research cores that provide access to collateral expertise in biomedical, behavioral, engineering, and/or psychosocial fields that is particularly relevant to medical rehabilitation research. URL:

The Human Placenta Project: Developing Paradigm-Shifting Innovations for in vivo Human Placental Assessment (U34). NICHD. Deadline: 3/31/15. Synopsis: This funding opportunity announcement aims to support the initial stages of development of entirely new or next-generation placental imaging and assessment technologies and methods that will increase our capability to safely assess human placental structure and function in vivo throughout gestation. URL:

Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (U54). NCI. Deadline: 4/1/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites cooperative agreement (U54) applications for the implementation of Comprehensive Partnerships between institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students (ISUPS) and NCI-designated Cancer Centers. URL:

Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (U01). NCI. Deadline: 4/1/15, 7/8/15, 11/10/15. Synopsis: The FOA invites grant applications for targeted infrastructure support of the core functions of Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (CECs) and methodological research. URL:

Novel Assays to Address Translational Gaps in Treatment Development (UH2/UH3). NIMH. Deadline: 4/3/15. Synopsis: The FOA will support development, optimization and evaluation of brain based assays in both preclinical species and in healthy humans and the evaluation of assay performance in response to carefully selected chemical, physiological, or behavioral manipulations. URL:

Collaborative Activities to promote High Dimensional Molecular Analyses in NIEHS-supported Children's Environmental Health Studies (Admin Supp). Deadline: 4/6/15. Synopsis: These administrative supplements provide funds to awarded research grants to facilitate or enhance ongoing efforts in proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics and other high dimensional molecular analysis approaches in existing pregnancy, birth, and/or children’s cohorts. URL:

Studies of HIV in Digestive Diseases Limited to Gastrointestinal Mucosal Immunology and Liver Diseases (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/7/15. Synopsis: The goal is to support innovative research with human subjects to elucidate the role of gastrointestinal mucosal immunity during HIV infection, to evaluate pathophysiologic mechanisms of injury to the liver and the biliary system during HIV infection, and to conduct epidemiological studies of liver diseases and disorders in HIV patients. URL:

Targeting Persistent HIV Reservoirs (TaPHIR) (R21/R33). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 4/7/15. Synopsis: Novel approaches are sought to efficiently monitor and specifically target reservoirs of latently infected cells to facilitate the testing of strategies to cure HIV infection in vivo. URL:

Innovative Research in HIV in Kidney, Urology and Hematology (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications for innovative research projects examining the basic and clinical aspects of HIV infection, treatment, and long-term sequelae as they relate to the mission of the Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases. URL:

Elucidating HIV and HIV-treatment Associated Metabolic/Endocrine Dysfunction (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/9/15. Synopsis: The goal is to support innovative research in humans to elucidate the role of HIV infection, including relevant host conditions or antiretroviral therapy, on metabolic and endocrine dysfunction, as well as to support innovative research delineating the pathophysiology, etiology, risk or protective factors, and potential strategies to prevent, treat, or reverse endocrine and metabolic dysfunction in HIV-infected individuals. URL:

Multilevel Interventions in Cancer Care Delivery: Building from the Problem of Follow-up to Abnormal Screening Tests (U01). NCI. Deadline: 4/9/15, 11/25/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications that strengthen the science of multilevel effects of cancer care interventions by addressing the problem of incomplete follow-up to abnormal screening tests for breast, colorectal, cervical and lung cancers. URL:

Developing Technologies and Tools to Monitor HIV Brain Reservoirs and How They May be Altered by Exposure to Substances of Abuse (R21/R33). NIDA. Deadline: 4/10/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support projects developing technologies and tools to detect and quantify HIV brain reservoirs and how they may be altered by exposure to substances of abuse. URL:

Integration of Infectious Diseases and Substance Abuse Intervention Services for Individuals Living with HIV (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to develop and test organizational and systems level interventions to determine how best to provide comprehensive, high quality, integrated, sustainable, cost-effective interventions to improve the health outcomes of PLWH with substance use disorders and other comorbid conditions. URL:

Seek, Test, Treat and Retain For Youth and Young Adults Living with or at High Risk for Acquiring HIV (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to examine delivery models of HIV-focused services (testing, linkage, engagement and retention in care) for high risk or already HIV+ infected youth and young adults. URL:

Exploratory Technologies to Understand the Control of Organ Function by the Peripheral Nervous System for SPARC (U18). NIH. Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: The specific goal of this FOA is to promote exploratory studies to develop new and/or enhance existing tools and technologies tailored to elucidate the neurobiology and neurophysiology underlying autonomic control of internal organs in health or disease, which will ultimately inform next generation neuromodulation therapies. URL:

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study - Coordinating Center (U24) . NIH. Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: The objective of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study Consortium is to establish a national, multisite, longitudinal cohort study to prospectively examine the neurodevelopmental and behavioral effects of substance use from early adolescence (approximately age 9-10) through the period of risk for substance use and substance use disorders. This FOA solicits applications for a single overall Coordinating Center. This FOA runs in parallel with companion FOAs that solicit applications for Research Projects Sites (RFA-DA-15-015) and a single central Data Analysis and Informatics Center (RFA-DA-15-016). URL:

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study - Research Project Sites (U01). NIH. Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications for Research Project Sites. URL:

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study - Data Analysis and Informatics Center (U24). NIH. Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications for a single central Data Analysis and Informatics Center. URL:

Metabolomics Core for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) (U01). NIH. Deadline: 4/15/15. Synopsis: This FOA is to establish a Metabolomics Core to augment clinical and laboratory findings of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) and to assist the Network in the diagnosis of patients with undiagnosed diseases. URL:

Identification of Novel Targets and Pathways Mediating Weight Loss, Diabetes Resolution and Related Metabolic Disease after Bariatric Surgery in Humans (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/16/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support applications that address the mechanisms by which novel, unexplored targets and pathways, or known targets, mediate the sustained weight loss, diabetes resolution and improvements in other obesity-related metabolic diseases reported following bariatric surgery in humans. URL:

Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Bariatric Surgery (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/16/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support research to measure psychosocial and behavioral variables in individuals undergoing bariatric surgery to understand how they predict success and risk and examine mechanisms of behavior change. URL:

BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early- Stage Research for Large-Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21). NIH. Deadline: 4/16/15. Synopsis: Previous BRAIN FOAs sought to develop novel technology (RFA-NS-15-003) or to optimize existing technology ready for in-vivo proof-of-concept testing and collection of preliminary data (RFA-NS-15-004). This FOA seeks applications for technology at an even earlier stage of development. It seeks new and untested ideas that are in the very earliest stages. URL:

Phase I Research on Research Integrity. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. Deadline: 4/20/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to foster innovative approaches to empirical research on societal, organizational, group, and individual factors that affect, both positively and negatively, integrity in research. URL:

Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Innovative Design and Development to Improve Healthcare Delivery Systems (P30). AHRQ. Deadline: 4/27/15. Synopsis: This P30 FOA calls for the creation and utilization of Patient Safety Learning Laboratories that are places and professional networks where closely related threats to patient safety can be identified, where multidisciplinary teams generate new ways of thinking with respect to the threats, and where environments are established conducive to brainstorming and rapid prototyping techniques that stimulate further thinking. URL:

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects: Making Health Care Safer in Ambulatory Care Settings and Long Term Care Facilities (R01). Deadline: 4/27/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support investigative research projects that examine the epidemiology of patient safety in ambulatory care settings and long term care facilities, gather evidence about strategies that can improve safety in these settings, and develop evidence-based tools to facilitate implementation of these strategies. URL:

Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE: RIEF). Deadline: 4/30/15. Synopsis: The PFE: RIEF program enables engineering faculty who are renowned for teaching, mentoring, or leading educational reform efforts on their campus to initiate collaborations with colleagues in the social and/or learning sciences to address difficult, boundary-spanning problems in the professional formation of engineers. URL:

Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME). Deadline: 4/30/15. Synopsis: The PRIME program seeks to support research on evaluation with special emphasis on: (1) exploring innovative approaches for determining the impacts and usefulness of STEM education projects and programs; (2) building on and expanding the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and workforce development initiatives, including translating and adapting approaches from other fields; and (3) growing the capacity and infrastructure of the evaluation field. URL:

Supplements to Advance Research (STAR) from Projects to Programs (Admin Supp). NIAMS. Deadline: 5/1/15. Synopsis: The objective of the NIAMS STAR Program is to promote innovation and exploration of high-risk ideas by providing supplemental funding to early established investigators (EEIs). URL:

Administrative Supplements for Common Basic Sociobehavioral Mechanisms and Processes that Facilitate or Impede Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 5/5/15. Synopsis: NIH's OppNet announces the opportunity of funds to support increases in costs on existing projects in order to elucidate basic mechanisms and processes that facilitate and/or impede an individual's attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and behaviors involved with the self-management of chronic disease conditions within respective social and/or physical environment(s). URL:

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease prevention in Native American Populations (R01). NIH. 5/12/15, 8/24/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American populations. URL:

NEI Institutional Mentored Physician Scientist Award [K12]. Deadline: 5/14/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage institutions to propose creative and innovative institutional research career development programs which prepare clinically-trained vision scientists for independent research careers. URL:

Research Conferences on Research Integrity. Office of Research Integrity. Deadline: 5/15/15. Synopsis: ORI seeks to support conferences to develop multi-disciplinary networks to build upon existing evidence-based research and stimulate innovative approaches to preventing research misconduct and promoting research integrity. URL:

Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35). NIGMS. Deadline: 5/20/15. Synopsis: The Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (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 through a pilot program with restricted eligibility. This FOA targets investigators who received either two or more R01 equivalent awards (defined here as R01, R37, DP1, or DP2 awards), or a single award of greater than $400,000 direct costs, from NIGMS in FY2013 or 2014, and with support for one or more of their awards expiring in FY2016 or 2017. PD/PIs must be able to devote 51% of their research effort to the MIRA, not including effort expended toward teaching, administration and/or clinical duties.URL:

Developing Paradigm-Shifting Innovations for in vivo Human Placental Assessment in Response to Environmental Influences (U01). NICHD, NIBIB. Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: This FOA aims to support the initial stages of development of entirely new or next-generation placental imaging and assessment technologies and methods that will increase our capability to assess human placental structure and function safely in vivo throughout gestation and to explore the impact of environmental influences on placental structure and function across pregnancy. URL:

One-Year Administrative Supplements to NIMH-supported Research for FY2015 (Admin Supp). Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: Investigators with active NIMH-supported research grants can request supplemental funding in FY2015 for continued research in one of the NIMH identified priority areas. URL:

NIA Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's Disease (U54). NIA, NIDDK. Deadline: 6/3/15. Synopsis: The Coordinating Center will serve as the focal point for ADSP replication phase joint data analysis, harmonization, and sharing. URL:

Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) Replication Phase Analysis Studies (U01). NIA. Deadline: 6/3/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications specific to targeted sequencing, genotyping, and data analysis in the Replication Phase of the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project. URL:

Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Advancing Biomedical Science Using Crowdsourcing and Interactive Digital Media (UH2). NIH. Deadline: 6/3/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the development of new or significantly adapted interactive digital media that engages the public, experts or non-experts, in performing some aspect of biomedical research via crowdsourcing. URL:

Lifespan Human Connectome Project: Aging (U01). NIH. Deadline: 6/15/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is solicit grant applications that propose to extend the experimental protocols developed through the HCP to middle-age and elderly adults to investigate the structural and functional changes that occur in the brain during typical aging. URL:

Lifespan Human Connectome Project: Development (U01). NIH. Deadline: 6/15/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to solicit grant applications that propose to extend the experimental protocols developed through the HCP to children and adolescents to investigate the structural and functional changes that occur in the brain during typical development. URL:

Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young: Population Based Studies (U01). NHLBI. Deadline: 6/15/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support mechanistic, genetic, and other studies to evaluate causes and consequences of and risk factors for sudden cardiac death in the young. Studies are required to use data and DNA samples from the Sudden Death in the Young Case Registry as foundations for their research. URL:

Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21). NCI. Deadline: 6/17/15, 11/17/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic research studies into the biological/genetic causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities. URL:

Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R01) . NCI. Deadline: 6/17/15, 11/17/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic, mechanistic research into the biological/genetic causes of cancer health disparities. URL:

Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21). NCI. Deadline: 6/22/15, 11/30/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance the diversity of the NCI-funded research workforce by supporting and recruiting eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences workforce. URL:

Pharmacogenomics of Orofacial Pain Management (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 6/24/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to encourage research on the genetic basis of variability in therapeutic drug responses and adverse events in individuals with painful conditions of the dental, and orofacial region. URL:

Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen Sequencing in Non-human Animal Models (U01). NIDA. Deadline: 6/30/15, 11/2015. Synopsis: The goals of this initiative are to identify gene variants of traits associated with addiction and substance abuse in selectively bred, and outbred non-human animal models using methodologies of Next Gen-Sequencing, mapping, and genotyping. URL:

Systems Biology and Antibacterial Resistance (U01). NIAID. Deadline: 7/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications that use a multi-disciplinary systems biology approach to study the molecular interaction networks of the pathogen and the host in association with antibacterial resistance or in response to treatment of antibacterial resistant infections. URL:

Molecular Mechanisms of Combination Adjuvants (MMCA) (U01). NIAID. Deadline: 7/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications that propose studies of the mechanism of action of a combination of two or more vaccine adjuvants (combination adjuvant). URL:

Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 7/31/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support highly innovative R01 applications on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse and will complement the Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS research. URL:

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. URL:

Justice Department

National Institute of Justice Funding Opportunities. Deadline: varies. Synopsis: NIJ funds a variety of programs. Solicitations include Data Resources: Funding for the Analysis of Existing Data, Social Science Research on Forensic Science, Research and Evaluation on International Organized Crime, Research and Evaluation in Justice Systems, Research and Evaluation in Crime Control and Prevention, Research on Violence and Victimization Across the Life-Span. URL:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - 2014. Deadline: Varies, through 4/30/15. Synopsis: This NASA Research Announcement covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences. URL:

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. URL:

Research Opportunities in Aeronatuics - 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. URL:

Early Career Faculty (ECF). Deadline: 3/20/15 for notices of intent, 4/17/15 for proposals. Synopsis: This solicitation is focused on supporting outstanding faculty researchers early in their careers as they conduct space technology research of high priority to NASA's Mission Directorates and the Space Technology Mission Directorate. URL:

Robotics Outreach Competition (ROC-II). NASAS Ames Research Center. Deadline: 3/25/15 for notices of intent, 4/22/15 for proposals. Synopsis: The NASA Ames Robotics Alliance Project (RAP) invites offerors to submit proposals to design and administer two distinct robotics competition programs: ROC-II-A Medium Scale Autonomous Robotics Competition, and ROC-II-B Medium Scale Autonomous/Remotely Controlled Robotics Competition. URL:

NASA Science Mission Directorate: Science Education. Deadline: 5/4/15. Synopsis: The goal of NASA SMD Science Education is to enable NASA scientists and engineers into the learning environment more efficiently and effectively for learners of all ages. This CAN is to meet the following NASA SMD Science Education Objectives: Enabling STEM education, improving U.S. science literacy; advancing National education goals; and leveraging science education through partnerships. URL:

Technology Advancing Partnerships Call at John F. Kennedy Space Center. Deadline: 5/8/15. Synopsis: KSC is releasing this CAN for proposals to enhance identified technology needs. This effort will seek a potential partner who will provide service in support of developing technology. The cooperative agreement award recipient is expected to cooperatively share in the development cost of the technology that meets the specified NASA interest, and interact with the appointed KSC contact on a regular basis. URL:

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. URL:

National Endowment for the Humanities

Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan. Deadline: 4/30/15. Synopsis: The program is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the NEH. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. URL:

Fellowships. Deadline: 4/30/15. Synopsis: Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. URL:

Preservation and Access Education and Training. Deadline: 5/5/15. Synopsis: Grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional (multistate) education and training programs. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. URL:

Humanities Open Book Program. NEH, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Deadline: 6/10/15. Synopsis: The program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost ebook technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print. URL:

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Deadline: 3/17/15, 8/4/15. Synopsis: The Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers. The Program has four tracks: Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track; Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track; Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships Track; and Track 4: Research on the Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention of K-12 STEM Teachers. URL:

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP). Deadline: 3/20/15. Synopsis: The CRISP solicitation seeks proposals with transformative ideas that will ensure interdependent critical infrastructure systems services are effective, efficient, dependable, adaptable, resilient, safe, and secure. Successful proposals are expected to study multiple infrastructures focusing on them as interdependent systems that deliver services, enabling a new interdisciplinary paradigm in infrastructure research. Proposals must broadly integrate across engineering, computer, information and computational science, and the social, behavioral and economic sciences. URL:

Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Data, Networking, and Innovation Program (CC*DNI). Deadline: 3/24/15. Synopsis: The CC*DNI program welcomes proposals in seven areas: (1) Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) - Multi-Campus/Multi-Institution Model Implementations; (2) Data Driven Networking Infrastructure for the Campus and Researcher; (3) Network Design and Implementation for Small Institutions; (4) Network Integration and Applied Innovation; (5) Campus CI Engineer; (6) Regional Coordination and Partnership in Advanced Networking; and (7) Instrument Networking. URL:

Genealogy of Life (GoLife). Deadline: 3/25/15. Synopsis: The goals of the program are to resolve the phylogenetic history of all life’s diverse forms and to integrate this genealogical architecture with underlying organismal and environmental data. URL:

SEES: Interactions of Food Systems with Water and Energy Systems. Deadline: 3/30/15. Synopsis: NSF aims to accelerate fundamental understanding and stimulate basic research on systems that extend beyond the interests of the Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Water Sustainability and Climate program to include couplings to energy and food systems where the NSF already has established presence. NSF requests innovative proposals in the form of (1) supplements or (2) conferences. URL:

Integrative Paleoanthropology Grants (IPG). Deadline: 4/2/15. Synopsis: The goal of the competition is to further innovative, integrative research to elucidate hominin biological and behavioral evolution. The particular focus is on long term processes within hominin evolution and how they relate to major questions of paleoanthropological significance. URL:

Dimensions of Biodiversity. Deadline: 4/9/15. Synopsis: This campaign promotes novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. It takes a broad view of biodiversity, and focuses on the intersection of genetic, phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. URL:

STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C). Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: STEM+C invites creative and innovative proposals that address emerging challenges in the learning and teaching of STEM and computing. The program offers proposers two tracks: (1) Integration of Computing in STEM Education and (2) Computing Education Knowledge and Capacity Building. URL:

Antarctic Research. Deadline: 4/15/15. Synopsis: The Antarctic Sciences Section supports research that expands fundamental knowledge of the region as well as research that relies on the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as a platform from which to support research. URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: I-Corps L - Stimulating Innovation in STEM Education. Deadline: 4/15/15. Synopsis: To challenge NSF researchers to think beyond their research results and toward broader adoption of STEM education and learning innovations, NSF's Innovation Corps Teams Program will encourage proposals that take discoveries and promising practices from education research and development and promote opportunities for widespread adoption, adaptation, and utilization. URL:

United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science (USICCS). Deadline: 4/16/15. Synopsis: The program supports research projects that develop new knowledge in the areas of theory of computing; algorithm design and analysis; design, verification, and evaluation of software systems; and revolutionary computing models based on emerging scientific ideas. URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows. Deadline: 4/24/15. Synopsis: To further scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the United States, an Implementing Arrangement was signed on July 13, 2012 to enable U.S. scientists and engineers with NSF-funded CAREER awards and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues supported through EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants. URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF CAREER Awardees. Deadline: 4/24/15. Synopsis: To further scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the United States, an Implementing Arrangement was signed on July 13, 2012 to enable U.S. scientists and engineers with NSF-funded CAREER awards and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues supported through EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants. URL:

Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD). Deadline: 4/27/15. Synopsis: In FY 2015, activities in two focus areas will be supported: (1) Developing High Throughput, Low Cost Phenotyping Tools and Devices to facilitate assessment of field-based phenotypes, especially for root and tuber crops, and (2) Advancing Basic Research in Crop Plants Relevant to Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries to develop critically needed sequence and functional genomics resources to enable basic and applied research in crop plants important for smallholder agriculture. URL:

Cracking the Olfactory Code (Olfactory). Deadline: 5/1/15. Synopsis: This solicitation describes an Ideas Lab on “Cracking the Olfactory Code.” Ideas Labs are intensive workshops focused on finding innovative solutions to grand challenge problems. URL:

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). NSF, DHS, DOT, NASA, NIH. Deadline: 5/4/15. Synopsis: The goal of the CPS program is to develop the core system science needed to engineer complex cyber-physical systems which people can use or interact with and depend upon. Three classes of research and education projects will be considered: Breakthrough projects must offer a significant advance in fundamental CPS science, engineering and/or technology that has the potential to change the field; Synergy projects must demonstrate innovation at the intersection of multiple disciplines, to accomplish a clear goal that requires an integrated perspective spanning the disciplines; Frontier projects must address clearly identified critical CPS challenges that cannot be achieved by a set of smaller projects. URL:

Long Term Ecological Research (LTER). Deadline: 5/6/15. Synopsis: NSF invites proposals for a LTER National Communications Office. This office will coordinate research, education, and outreach programs across the current 25 LTER projects, communicate these activities to diverse audiences, and provide centralized representation of the LTER network to the broad scientific community and the public. URL:

Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA). NSF, Treasury Department Office of Financial Research. Deadline: 5/20/15. Synopsis: The solicitation invites two types of proposals: "Foundations" (F): those developing or studying fundamental theories, techniques, methodologies, technologies of broad applicability to Big Data problems; and "Innovative Applications" (IA): those developing techniques, methodologies and technologies of key importance to a Big Data problem directly impacting at least one specific application. URL:

Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP). Deadline: 5/27/15. Synopsis: Activities in four focus areas will be supported in FY 2015: (1) Genomics-empowered plant research (RESEARCH-PGR) ; (2) Development of tools and resources for plant genome research (TOOLS-PGR); (3) Mid-Career Investigator Awards in Plant Genome Research (MCA-PGR); and, (4) Early Career Investigator Awards in Plant Genome Research (ECA-PGR). URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: Support for Agenda Setting Conferences for the SciSIP Program. Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: The Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program invites organizers and participants from all of the social, behavioral and economic sciences as well as those working in domain-specific applications such as chemistry, biology, physics, or nanotechnology. URL:

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI). Deadline: 6/2/15. Synopsis: The objective is to develop and deploy security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. URL:

Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS). Deadline: 6/2/15. Synopsis: The NSF MPS, ENG, and CISE directorates are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts with the potential to contribute to significant improvements in the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization, protection of passive sensing services, and in the ability for traditionally underserved Americans to benefit from current and future wireless-enabled goods and services. URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: Innovative Uses of STAR METRICS & NCSES Data to Illuminate Science Policy. Deadline: 7/15/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter is to advise of funding opportunities at the NSF SciSIP Program for innovative projects using data from STAR METRICS or the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. URL:

University of California

University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Medicine and Humanities: The Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship 2015-16. Deadline: 3/4/15. Synopsis: UC graduate students working on a dissertation project in the Humanities and Medicine or in the Theoretical Social Sciences and Medicine can apply. URL:

Tel Aviv University and UC Berkeley - Joint Research Workshops. Deadline: 3/16/15. Synopsis: The fund will provide support for 1-2 workshops which are intended to help researchers at both universities to identify complementary research strengths and explore potential synergies. Workshops are not limited to a specific academic field, and can focus either on one discipline or have an interdisciplinary character. URL:

UC Humanities Network. University of California President's Faculty Research Fellowships in the Humanities, 2015-16. Deadline: 3/18/15. Synopsis: The program provides UC faculty with fellowship support to carry out an extended research project, typically in conjunction with fellowship funds from extramural agencies, campus grants or salary supplements, and sabbatical leave. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute. UCHRI Humanists@Work Graduate Advisory Committee 2015-16. Deadline: 3/18/15. Synopsis: UCHRI invites proposals from humanities graduate students interested in participating in a new UC-wide initiative regarding careers alongside/outside the academy. URL:

UC Berkeley. Bakar Fellows Program. Deadline: 3/29/15. Synopsis: The Bakar Fellows Program supports innovative research by early career faculty at UC Berkeley with a special focus on projects that hold commercial promise. The Program enhances the efforts of UC Berkeley’s faculty to translate important scientific discoveries into practical solutions in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and in multidisciplinary work in these areas. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute. Residential Research Group (RRG): Individual Fellowship. Towards Critical Refugee Studies: Being and Becoming in Exceptional States of War, Violence and Militarism. Deadline: 4/8/15. Synopsis: UCHRI invites individual applications from faculty, post-docs and graduate students across the disciplines interested in contributing to the Spring 2016 Residential Research Group Fellowship on “Critical Refugees Studies”. URL:

UC Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies. IEAS Residential Faculty Research Grants. Deadline: 4/10/15. Synopsis: IEAS at UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the availability of Individual Research Grants for UC Berkeley faculty, funded by a multi-year grant from the Taiwan Ministry of Education. IEASinvites Berkeley faculty in all stages of their careers to submit research proposals grounded in any discipline in the humanities and social sciences. URL:

UC Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies. Short-Term Teaching Opportunity in Taiwan, 2015–16. Deadline: 4/24/15. Synopsis: As part of its 5-year "Top University Strategic Alliance" (TUSA) agreement with the Taiwan Ministry of Education and a consortium of twelve Taiwan universities, IEAS is pleased to announce Short-Term Teaching Opportunities in Taiwan for UC Berkeley ladder rank faculty during academic year 2015-16. URL:

Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for Convergence Research at Tel Aviv University and UC Berkeley. Deadline: 4/30/15. Synopsis: This prestigious seed fund program provides support for at least four promising joint research projects each year, each for a period of one year. The call is limited to specific academic fields: biomedical (life/medicine), physical and engineering sciences. URL:

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. URL:

UCOP. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). Special Projects. 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. URL:

UC Davis. Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. 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. The maximum amount of a request can be $5,000. URL:

Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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

MQ: Transforming Mental Health. MQ Fellows Programme. Deadline: 4/16/15 for required statements of intent, 7/23/15 for invited proposals. Synopsis: The MQ Fellows Programme supports the most promising early career scientists and clinicians who are addressing challenging questions that will contribute to transformative advances in mental health research. URL: