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

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

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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 4/11/17. Synopsis: The SACC Grants Program will support the development of canola as a viable supplemental and alternative crop in the United States.

Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grants Program (FBMB). NIFA. Deadline: 4/17/17. Synopsis: The program provides funds to improve the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers; and establish and maintain a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management.

Regional Conservation Partnership Program. NRCS. Deadline: 4/21/17 for preapplications. Synopsis: Through the RCPP, NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners in innovative, workable and cost-effective approaches to benefit farming, ranching, and forest operations, local economies, and the communities and resources in a watershed or other geographic area.

Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4. NIFA. Deadline: 5/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose of the IR-4 program is to enable the crop protection industry to provide safe, effective, and economical crop protection products for growers and consumers of minor/specialty crops.

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.

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.


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.


Defense Department

Boundary Layer Transition (BOLT) Experiments. AFOSR. Deadline: 4/7/17. Synopsis: The Air Force Research Laboratory seeks proposals to provide advances in our understanding of the boundary layer transition physics and transition front evolution on a low-curvature concave surface with a swept leading edge at high Mach numbers.

Systems of Systems. NSWC - CRANE. Deadline: 4/12/17. Synopsis: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division is interested in receiving proposals for research maturation of Complex Systems/System-of-Systems technologies for a System-of-Systems analytic workbench environment designed for architecting, evolving and rapid decision-making.

3D Visualization. NSWC - CRANE. Deadline: 4/19/17. Synopsis: NSWC Crane is interested in funding research of advanced 3D Visualization renderings from dynamic (moving) platforms.

Forensic Analysis of Microelectronics. NSWC - CRANE. Deadline: 4/19/17. Synopsis: NSWC Crane is interested in funding research to determine capabilities of mass spectrometry in forensic analysis of organic and inorganic compounds associated with microelectronics.

Distributed and Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Technology (DCIST) Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA). Army Research Laboratory. Deadline: 4/28/17 for white papers. Synopsis: The objective is to perform enabling basic and applied research to extend the reach, situational awareness, and operational effectiveness of large heterogeneous teams of intelligent systems and Soldiers against dynamic threats in complex and contested environments and provide technical and operational superiority through fast, intelligent, resilient and collaborative behaviors.

Late-stage Software Customization and Complexity Reduction S&T for Legacy Naval Systems. ONR. Deadline: 5/1/17. Synopsis: The main focus for this solicitation is late-stage software customization/specialization and complexity reduction science and technology (S&T) projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of security and efficiency of Navy and Marine Corps systems and software.

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.

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.

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

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (Partnership Grants). Deadline: 4/19/17. Synopsis: The GEAR UP Program provides funding for academic and related support services to eligible low-income students to help them to obtain a secondary school diploma and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education.


Energy Department

Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program. National Nuclear Security Administration. Deadline: 4/30/17. Synopsis: The program supports state-of-the-art research at U.S. academic institutions in areas of fundamental physical science and technology of relevance to the Stockpile Stewardship Program mission.


Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

NCMRR Early Career Research Award (R03). NICHD. Deadline: 4/21/17. Synopsis: The award is intended to support both basic and clinical research from rehabilitation scientists who are establishing independent research careers.

Research To Address Sleep Disorders in the Context of Medical Rehabilitation (R01). NICHD, NINR. Deadline: 4/21/17. Synopsis: Patients with many disabilities report problems sleeping, but specific sleep disorders are often not diagnosed. Research is needed on ways to best approach this complexity in the context of medical rehabilitation for a primary, non-sleep disorder.

Evaluating the NIDA Standardized Research E-Cigarette in Risk Reduction and Related Studies (U01). Deadline: 4/24/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate research evaluating electronic cigarettes as a potential means of reducing the risks associated with combustible tobacco use.

Integrated Approaches to HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) Comorbidities (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 4/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications that propose "systems biology" approaches using clinical samples from HIV-infected patients to elucidate the biological perturbations associated with HIV-related heart, lung, blood, and sleep comorbidities.

Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R18). NIDDK. Deadline: 5/1/17, 11/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research to test innovative approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment that are adapted for implementation in healthcare settings where individuals receive their routine medical care.

Evaluating Natural Experiments in Healthcare to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Treatment (R18). NIDDK. Deadline: 5/1/17, 11/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research to evaluate large scale policies or programs related to healthcare delivery that are expected to influence diabetes prevention and care.

Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R34). NIDDK. Deadline: 5/1/17, 11/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research to develop and pilot test approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment that are adapted for implementation in healthcare settings where individuals receive routine medical care.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Collaborative Research Centers (CRCs) (U54). NIH. Deadline: 5/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Collaborative Research Centers (CRC).

Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC) for the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Collaborative Research Centers (CRC) (U24). NIH. Deadline: 5/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support the DMCC (U24) cooperative agreement that will focus on providing the infrastructure and support to the individual ME/CFS CRCs in their activities.

Aging Biology Research to Address Health Disparities (Admin Supp). NIA. Deadline: 5/3/17. Synopsis: This FOA announces the availability of administrative supplements to support aging biology research that addresses disparities in health.

Optimizing the HIV Care Continuum for Substance Abusing Populations at High-Risk and/or Living with HIV (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 5/9/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research that examines the optimization of multiple components of the care continuum, such as HIV testing (identification) status, linkage and retention in care, and viral suppression for individuals with HIV for substance abusing populations at high-risk and/or living with HIV.

Detecting Cognitive Impairment, Including Dementia, in Primary Care and Other Everyday Clinical Settings for the General Public and in Health Disparities Populations (UG3/UH3). NINDS, NIA. Deadline: 5/9/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications that address the unmet need to detect cognitive impairment, including dementia, in large and diverse populations seen in primary care across the United States, including in health disparities populations, when a patient, relative, or care provider indicates concern.

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research. ACL. Deadline: 5/9/17. Synopsis: The purpose of the KTDRR Center is to promote the use of high-quality disability and rehabilitation research that is relevant to the needs of intended audiences by serving as the main knowledge translation resource for other NIDILRR grantees.

Quantitative Imaging Tools and Methods for Cancer Therapy Response Assessment (UG3/UH3). NCI. Deadline: 5/9/17, 9/12/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research project applications to address the development, optimization and validation of quantitative imaging software tools and methods for prediction and/or measurement of response to cancer therapies or for planning and validating radiation therapy treatment strategies in clinical trials.

Quantitative Imaging Tools and Methods for Cancer Response Assessment (U01). NCI. Deadline: 5/9/17, 9/12/17. Synopsis: This purpose is to provide a mechanism of support to research organizations interested in clinically translating already optimized quantitative imaging software tools capable of measuring or predicting the response of cancer to clinical therapies, or in translating imaging tools for planning and validating radiation therapy treatment strategies in clinical trials.

The Health and Retirement Study (U01). NIMH. Deadline: 5/16/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications for the next 6-year cycle of the HRS, which is the leading longitudinal data resource on patterns of age-related changes in the health and well-being of adults age 50 and older in the U.S.

Partnerships for the Development of Tools to Advance Therapeutic Discovery for Select Antimicrobial-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 5/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support milestone-driven projects focused on developing and utilizing novel predictive assays, models and/or research tools based on penetration and efflux of small molecules to facilitate therapeutic discovery for select Gram-negative bacterial pathogens: carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), MDR Acinetobacter and/or MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35). NIGMS. Deadline: 5/17/17. Synopsis: The MIRA is a grant to provide support for the program of research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS.

International Bioethics Research Training Program (D43). FIC, NHGRI. Deadline: 5/18/17. Synopsis: The overall goal of this initiative is to support the development of a sustainable critical mass of bioethics scholars in low and middle income country research intensive institutions with the capabilities to conduct original empirical or conceptual ethics research that addresses challenging issues in health research and research policy in these countries as well as provide research ethics leadership to their institutions, governments and international research organizations.

Mechanisms of Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases and Cancer (R01) (R21). NIMHD, NCI, NIAAA. Deadline: 5/22/17. Synopsis: The purpose of the initiative is to support multidisciplinary research to understand the underlying etiologic factors and the mechanisms that result in disparities in chronic liver diseases and cancer in the US.

International Research in Infectious Diseases, including AIDS (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 5/22/17, 8/22/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications from organizations/institutions in eligible foreign countries that propose research related to infectious diseases that are of interest/importance to that country.

Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) (RM1). NHGRI. Deadline: 5/23/17. Synopsis: Each CEGS grant supports a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team to develop innovative genomic approaches to address a particular biomedical problem.

NIMH Mentoring Networks for Mental Health Research Education (R25). Deadline: 5/24/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Mentoring Activities and in particular, mentoring networks.

NIMH Research Education Programs for Psychiatry Residents (R25). Deadline: 5/24/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences and Courses for Skills Development.

NIMH Short Courses for Mental Health-Related Research Education (R25). Deadline: 5/24/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development.

Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic Neuroscience or Translational Mental Health Research (P50). NIMH. Deadline: 5/24/17. Synopsis: The Conte Centers program is intended to support interdisciplinary basic neuroscience or translational research demonstrating an extraordinary level of synergy, integration, and potential for advancing the state of the field.

NICHD Research Education Programs (R25). Deadline: 5/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development, which are encouraged to include hands-on research experiences.

Multilevel Interventions in Cancer Care Delivery: Building from the Problem of Follow-up to Abnormal Screening Tests (U01). NCI. Deadline: 5/26/17. Synopsis: Appropriate applications for this FOA should propose to intervene at one or more levels, and must measure outcomes at three or more levels, while accounting for interactions that occur between levels.

Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation (R01) (R21). NCI, NIBIB. Deadline: 5/30/17, 9/26/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to facilitate research on the perceptual and cognitive processes underlying the performance of cancer image observers in radiology and pathology, in order to improve the accuracy of cancer detection and diagnosis.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

NASA Astrobiology Institute - Cycle 8. Deadline: 4/12/17. Synopsis: The goal of CAN Cycle 8 is to maintain a multidisciplinary institute by selecting focused, interdisciplinary teams that complement without replicating the strengths of the continuing teams.

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.

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.

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.

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

Research and Demonstration to Decarbonize Transportation Fuels. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 4/3/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research and pre-commercial demonstration of fungible low carbon fuels synthesis by providing funding for cutting-edge, pre-commercial low-carbon fuel production processes that result in the development of bio-oil as an intermediate fuel with wide-scale adoption potential.

Partnering Opportunity for Translational Research Projects. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: 4/5/17. Synopsis: The objective is to create a highly competitive opportunity for promising stem cell-based projects that accelerate completion of translational stage activities necessary for advancement to clinical study or broad end use.

Education & Outreach for Benchmarking, Coordination with Workforce & Labor, Facilitation of Energy Efficiency Collaborative. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 4/11/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to select a consultant team to provide: a) Statewide education and outreach for the implementation of Building Energy Use Data Access, Benchmarking, and Public Disclosure Program regulated by the Energy Commission under Assembly Bill 802 (Williams, 2015) b) Facilitate energy-related workforce and industry alignment, and c) Facilitate an energy efficiency collaborative.

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.

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

Radical Ideas in Brain Science Challenge. Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley. Deadline: 3/31/17. Synopsis: The Challenge will award $300,000 over three years to seed cross-disciplinary collaborations that pursue bold, potentially transformative research.

Rose Hills Innovators Program. UC Berkeley. Deadline: 3/31/17. Synopsis: The program supports distinguished early-career faculty at UC Berkeley interested in developing highly innovative research programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

UCHRI Travel Grant: Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop – Silicon Valley. UC Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 4/7/17. Synopsis: UCHRI invites proposals from PhD students interested in attending the Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop – Silicon Valley.

UC Berkeley-UCSF Sabbatical Exchange Program. Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. Deadline: 4/14/17. Synopsis: The program provides support for scientists from either of the two institutions to take a research leave at the other institution each year.

UCHRI Humanists@Work Summer PhD Research Internship. UC Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 4/18/17. Synopsis: The Program is an opportunity for one UC graduate student to work with UCHRI’s system-wide programs for the summer.

Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for Convergence Research at Tel Aviv University and UC Berkeley. Deadline: 4/24/17. Synopsis: The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for Convergence Research in Biomedical, Physical and Engineering Sciences promotes research collaboration between researchers at UC Berkeley and Tel Aviv University.

UCHRI Social Heterogeneity Exploratory Workshop: Civil War. UC Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 4/28/17. Synopsis: UCHRI invites UC faculty, graduate students, and recent PhDs to submit letters of interest to attend a June 2, 2017 workshop on the topic of civil war.

UCHRI Techno-humanities: Exploratory Workshop on Experimentation. UC Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 4/28/17. Synopsis: UCHRI invites UC faculty, graduate students and recent PhDs , as well as independent scholars and artists, to submit letters of interest to attend an all-day workshop on the topic of experimentation and the humanities.

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.

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.


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