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

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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

AgrAbility - Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities. NIFA. Deadline: 2/15/17. Synopsis: AgrAbility provides education, assistance, and support to farmers with disabilities engaged in production agriculture, helping them and their families maintain optimal production and experience enhanced quality of life.

Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant Program. NIFA. Deadline: 3/10/17. Synopsis: The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA) program seeks to promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences; and promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the FANH sciences.

Special Research Grants Program, Potato Breeding Research. NIFA. Deadline: 3/10/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) research programs that focus on varietal development and testing and potato varieties for commercial production.

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.

Commerce Department

Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP). NIST. Deadline: 2/2/17 for abbreviated applications, 5/2/17 for invited applications. Synopsis: NIST is soliciting applications to support significant research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants.

2017 BREP FFO. NOAA. Deadline: 2/10/17 for preproposals, 3/31/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The mission of the National Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP) is to develop technological solutions and investigate changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch of fish (including sponges, deep–sea corals, and shallow (tropical) corals) and protected species (including marine mammals, sturgeon, seabirds, and sea turtles) as well as minimize mortality and injury of bycaught species.

DARRP Restoration Implementation Grants. NOAA. Deadline: 3/6/17. Synopsis: The principal objective of the Damage Assessment, Remediation and Restoration Program (DARRP) 2017 Restoration Implementation Grants is for NOAA to collaborate with non-federal partners to accomplish common marine and coastal habitat conservation and restoration goals related to oil spills, hazardous substance releases, and other natural resource damages.

Ocean Technology Transition Project. NOAA. Deadline: 3/20/17. Synopsis: he primary objective is to reduce the Research to Operations transition period for ocean observing, product development, and data management technologies for the ocean, coastal and Great Lakes.

Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants. NOAA. Deadline: 3/24/17. Synopsis: The principal objective is to support fish habitat restoration projects that use an ecosystem-based approach to foster species recovery and increase fish populations.

Defense Department

Agile Teams (A-Teams). DARPA. Deadline: 2/7/17. Synopsis: The Defense Sciences Office is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of predictive frameworks and experimental testbeds for the design of agile, hybrid teams of multiple humans teamed with intelligent machines.

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Additive Manufacturing Alloys for Naval Environments (AMANE). Deadline: 2/15/17. Synopsis: The objective is to design, develop and optimize new metallic alloy compositions for additive manufacturing that are resistant to the effects of the Naval/maritime environment.

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Immersive Sciences for Training, Education, Mission Rehearsal, and Operations. Deadline: 3/9/17. Synopsis: The ONR Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism S&T Department (Code 30) is soliciting white papers and proposals for basic research in immersive sciences.

Education Department

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Education Innovation and Research Program--Early-phase Grants. Deadline: 2/13/17 for notices of intent, 4/13/17 for applications. Synopsis: EIR Early-phase grants provide funding to support the development, iteration, implementation, and feasibility testing of practices that are expected to be novel and significant relative to others that are underway nationally.

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Education Innovation and Research Program--Mid-phase Grants. Deadline: 2/13/17 for notices of intent, 4/13/17 for applications. Synopsis: Mid-phase grants provide funding to support scaling of projects supported by moderate evidence for at least one population or setting to the regional level or to the national level.

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Education Innovation and Research Program--Expansion Grants. Deadline: 2/13/17 for notices of intent, 4/13/17 for applications. Synopsis: Expansion grants provide funding for grantees to scale projects that are supported by strong evidence for at least one population and setting and thus are ready to be implemented at the national level.

OSERS: OSEP: Interdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services for Personnel Serving Children With Disabilities Who Have High-Intensity Needs. Deadline: 3/6/17. Synopsis: The purposes are to help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children with disabilities; and ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in serving those children.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). Deadline: 3/10/17. Synopsis: The purpose of CAMP is to provide academic and financial support to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family complete their first year of college and continue in postsecondary education.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): High School Equivalency Program (HEP). Deadline: 3/10/17. Synopsis: The purposes of HEP are to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family: Obtain a general education diploma that meets the guidelines for high school equivalency established by the State in which the HEP project is conducted; and gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education or other postsecondary education or training.

Energy Department

Vehicle Technologies Program. NETL. Deadline: 1/31/17 for concept papers, 3/24/17 for applications. Synopsis: This FOA contains four Areas of Interest and focuses on the research and development of advanced battery technologies, lightweight materials technologies, advanced emissions control technology, and innovative technologies for energy efficient mobility.

Vehicle Technologies Deployment. Deadline: 2/3/17 for concept papers, 3/24/17 for applications. Synopsis: his FOA supports a broad portfolio of advanced highway transportation technologies that reduce petroleum consumption and improve energy efficiency while meeting or exceeding performance and cost expectations.

Integrated Biorefinery Optimization. DOE EERE, USDA NIFA. Deadline: 2/6/17 for concept papers, 4/3/17 for applications. Synopsis: The FOA will identify, evaluate, and select applications proposing projects to address challenges encountered with the successful scale-up and reliable continuous operation of IBRs for the manufacture of Advanced or Cellulosic Biofuels and associated higher value bioproducts.

Subsurface Biogeochemical Research. Deadline: 2/7/17 for preapplications, 4/5/17 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of Biological and Environmental Research announces its interest in receiving applications for research in Subsurface Biogeochemical Research.

Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing. Deadline: 2/15/17 for letters of intent, 4/5/2017 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of Nuclear Energy and the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research announce interest in receiving applications to the SciDAC program for SciDAC Partnerships.

Support of Fossil Energy Research at U.S. Colleges and Universities Including University Coal Research (UCR) and Research by Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU/OMI). NETL. Deadline: 2/17/17. Synopsis: This FOA is for the solicitation of applications from U.S. Colleges and Universities for Fossil Energy Research. It encompasses two distinct programs with their own dedicated funding, requirements, and restricted eligibility.

Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semi Conductors (CIRCUITS). ARPA-E. Deadline: 2/20/17 for concept papers. Synopsis: The CIRCUITS program seeks to accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters based on wide bandgap semiconductors through transformational system-level advances that enable effective operation at high switching frequency, high temperature, and low loss.

SENSOR. ARPA-E. Deadline: 3/17/17. Synopsis: This program aims to dramatically reduce the amount of energy used for heating and cooling residential buildings (by 30%) via user-transparent sensor systems that accurately sense human presence (not merely motion). This program also aims to reduce energy usage in commercial buildings (also by 30%) by enabling ventilation control based on sensor systems that can accurately count the number of humans in a pre-determined zone.

Environmental Protection Agency

Anticipating the Environmental Impacts and Behavioral Drivers of Deep Decarbonization. Deadline: 2/10/17. Synopsis: EPA is seeking applications proposing research that will contribute to an improved ability to understand and anticipate the public health and environmental impacts and behavioral drivers of significant changes in energy production and consumption in the United States.

Using a Total Environment Framework (Built, Natural, Social Environments) to Assess Life-long Health Effects of Chemical Exposures. Deadline: 3/2/17. Synopsis: EPA seeks applications for research on how pollution affects human health in the context of the total environment – built, natural, and social environments interacting together with inherent characteristics and interactions.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

Research Program Award (R35). NINDS. Deadline: 3/21/17, 5/7/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide longer-term support and increased flexibility to Program Directors /Principal Investigators whose outstanding records of research achievement demonstrate their ability to make major contributions to neuroscience.

Therapeutic Targeting of The Human Islet Environment (UC4). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/22/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications for projects to develop strategies to target the human pancreatic environment in-vivo to deliver cell-based therapeutics, regulatory molecules or gene constructs that can protect or replenish the functional beta cell mass, or to develop synthetic sentinel biomarkers to safely monitor beta cell stress or disease initiation prior to the appearance of autoantibodies in individuals at risk of developing Type 1 Diabetes.

Competitive Collaborative Projects for Human Islet Biology (UC4). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/23/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications for collaborative research projects that will enhance the goals of the Human Islet Research Network (HIRN).

Strategic Alliances for Medications Development to Treat Substance Use Disorders (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 3/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research that advances compounds towards FDA approval by leveraging NIDA funds with the strengths and resources of outside organizations.

Grand Opportunity in Medications Development for Substance-Use Disorders (U01). NIDA. Deadline: 3/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate the development of medication for the treatment of Substance-Use Disorders by encouraging research applications to support a diverse array of preclinical and/or clinical research projects.

NEI Translational Research Program (TRP) to Develop Novel Therapies and Devices for the Treatment of Visual System Disorders (R24). Deadline: 3/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this program is to accelerate the development of tools and/or novel therapies, devices, or other resources that will serve as a resource to clinicians for the treatment of visual system diseases and disorders.

NIDCR Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research (SOAR) (R35). Deadline: 3/30/17. Synopsis: The objective is to provide longer-term support to NIDCR-funded investigators, who are in their mid-career stage, and have outstanding records of research productivity, mentorship and professional service to the research community.

Child Health Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) Program (K12). NICHD. Deadline: 3/31/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for institutional research career development (K12) programs from applicant organizations that propose to support a program of mentored institutional career development programs for junior faculty investigators who have recently completed postgraduate clinical training in a subspecialty area of Pediatrics, and are committed to launching an independent research career.

Moving Beyond Standard Assessments: Applying Novel Tools to Assess Human Placental Structure and Function in Real Time (R01) (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 3/31/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites grant applications that use novel approaches for the development of safe, real-time, non-invasive (or minimally invasive), in vivo methods to assess the development and function of the human placenta across pregnancy.

Integrative Research in Gynecologic Health (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 3/31/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage integrated and synergistic research in the study of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, or gynecologic pain syndromes.

Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries (R01) (R21). NCI, NIDA. Deadline: 4/4/17, 11/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research focused on tobacco use and human immunodeficiency virus infection in low and middle income countries.

NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00). Deadline: 4/8/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research.

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

BRAIN Initiative: Research Career Enhancement Award for Investigators to Build Skills in a Cross-Disciplinary Area (K18). NIH. Deadline: 4/14/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for mentored career enhancement (K18) awards in research areas that are highly relevant to the NIH BRAIN Initiative.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences – 2016 (ROSES-2016). Deadline: Varies, through 6/1/17. Synopsis: This NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.

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

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

EarthScope. Deadline: 2/19/17. Synopsis: This Solicitation primarily encourages submission of proposals that integrate and synthesize major outcomes of EarthScope research and education and outreach efforts with the goal of elucidating and documenting the advances the EarthScope program has made since its inception.

Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD). NSF, NGA. Deadline: 2/21/17. Synopsis: The program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for analysis of large spatiotemporal datasets with application to quantitative models of human dynamics.

Dimensions of Biodiversity. Deadline: 2/21/17. Synopsis: This campaign promotes novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. The program includes partnerships with the National Natural Science Foundation of China and São Paulo Research Foundation of Brazil in fiscal year 2017.

PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PFE: RIEF). Deadline: 2/23/17. Synopsis: The program enables engineering faculty who are renowned for teaching, mentoring, or leading educational reform efforts on their campus to develop expertise in conducting engineering education research.

Computer Science for All (CSforAll:RPP). Deadline: 2/28/17. Synopsis: This program aims to provide all U.S.students the opportunity to participate in computer science and computational thinking education in their schools at the K-12 levels.

Thwaites: The Future of Thwaites Glacier and its Contribution to Sea-level Rise. Deadline: 3/1/17. Synopsis: NSF and the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have developed this joint program with the objective to substantially improve both decadal and longer-term (century-to-multi-century) projections of ice loss and sea-level rise originating from Thwaites Glacier.

Dear Colleague Letter: 2017 Division of Chemistry Supplemental Funding Proposals for International Collaboration. Deadline: 3/1/17. Synopsis: The Division of Chemistry is inviting proposals for supplemental funding from its existing awardees.

Dear Colleague Letter: Improving Graduate Student Preparedness for the Chemistry Workforce. Deadline: 3/1/17. Synopsis: This Letter describes opportunities for supplemental funding to enhance the training experience of graduate students currently supported by active CHE research grants.

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). NSF, DHS, DOT FHWA, NASA, NIH, USDA NIFA. Deadline: 3/6/17. Synopsis: In 2017, Key goals are to identify basic CPS research directions that are common across multiple application domains, along with opportunities for accelerated transition to practice.

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS). NSF, USDA NIFA. Deadline: 3/6/17. Synopsis: The overarching goal is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary and convergent research to transform scientific understanding of the FEW nexus (integrating all three components rather than addressing them separately), in order to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability.

Energy-Efficient Computing: from Devices to Architectures (E2CDA). NSF, Semiconductor Research Corporation. Deadline: 3/7/17. Synopsis: This partnership will specifically support new research to minimize the energy impacts of processing, storing, and moving data within future computing systems, and will be synergistic with other research activities that address other aspects of this overarching energy-constrained computing performance challenge.

Combustion and Thermal Transport Processes Research at the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth (NSF-ISS). Deadline: 3/10/17. Synopsis: The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering and Environmental Transport is partnering with The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to solicit research projects in the general field of combustion and thermal transport processes that can utilize the ISS National Lab.

Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education (BCC-EHR). Deadline: 3/15/17. Synopsis: EHR seeks to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for areas of research covered by EHR programs.

Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA). Deadline: 3/22/17. Synopsis: The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain scienc that lead towards the further development of the interdisciplinary field of data science.

STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C). Deadline: 3/29/17. Synopsis: The program seeks to address the urgent need to prepare students from the early grades through high school in the essential skills, competencies, and dispositions needed to succeed in a computationally dependent world.

Transportation Department

Zero Emission Research Opportunity (ZERO). Federal Transit Administration. Deadline: 2/21/17. Synopsis: The purpose of the program is to facilitate the advancement, production, and deployment of zero-emission public transportation vehicle technology and related infrastructure.

State of California

Pest Management Alliance Grant Program. California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Deadline: 2/3/17 for concept papers. Synopsis: This program provides funding for projects that increase implementation and adoption of proven, effective integrated pest management practices that reduce pesticide risks to human health and the environment.

Natural Gas Engine Improved Efficiency Research and Development. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 2/13/17. Synopsis: Projects should develop advanced engine efficiency improvement technology that is applicable for natural gas engines supporting heavy-duty vehicle applications.

Partnering Opportunity for Discovery Stage Research Projects: The Quest Awards (DISC 2). California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Deadline: 2/15/17. Synopsis: The Quest Awards Program will promote the discovery of promising new stem cell-based technologies that could be translated to enable broad use and ultimately, improve patient care.

Natural Gas Storage Infrastructure Safety and Integrity Risk Modeling Research Grants. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 2/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund research projects that develop advanced risk assessment models including new tools, technologies, methods, methodologies, and approaches to improve underground natural gas storage infrastructure safety and integrity management in California.

CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. California Council on Science and Technology. Deadline: 2/28/17. Synopsis: The program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science and engineering, and in social science fields such as economics. As Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature.

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

Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities. UCSF. Deadline: 1/18/17. Synopsis: The VP Program is designed to assist investigators already conducting HIV-prevention research with minority communities to improve their programs of research and obtain additional funding for their work.

Coastal Management Fellowship. California Sea Grant. Deadline: 1/20/17. Synopsis: Fellows work for two years with state coastal zone programs on projects proposed by the states and selected by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management.

Postdoctoral Fellowship. Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, UCSF. Deadline: 1/25/17. Synopsis: Fellows are recruited from a variety of fields including the basic sciences, social sciences, public health practitioners, clinical fields, political science, history, economics, law, and marketing.

Cancer Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) Request for Proposals. Deadline: 1/26/17 for required letters of intent, 4/13/17 for proposals. Synopsis: Currently, the CRCC awards grants to: New UC faculty to initiate cancer research projects; Established investigators in other areas of research to initiate cancer research projects; Established cancer investigators to initiate cancer studies in new areas.

NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics. California Sea Grant. Deadline: 1/27/17. Synopsis: The program generally awards two new PhD Fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.

NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics. California Sea Grant. Deadline: 1/27/17. Synopsis: The program expects to award at least three new PhD Fellowships in 2017 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources.

University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowships in the Humanities, 2017-18. UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Deadline: 1/30/17. The program provides UC faculty with fellowship support to carry out an extended research project in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

France-Berkeley Fund. UC Berkeley. Deadline: 1/31/17. Synopsis: The FBF considers projects jointly submitted by a tenured/tenure-track professor or permanent researcher at UC Berkeley or UC Davis and a professor or researcher with a permanent affiliation with a French public research institution or institution of higher learning.

Postdoctoral Fellowships. UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies. Deadline: 2/1/17. Synopsis: The Center administers a number of programs for senior and postdoctoral scholars.

UC Research in OptumLabs Data Warehouse. UC Office of the President. Deadline: 2/2/17. Synopsis: As part of the strategic relationship between UC and OptumLabs, OptumLabs will provide up to 7 UC researchers with complimentary access (aka: “research credits”) to its data warehouse.

The Sultan Program in Arab Studies. Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. Deadline: 2/3/17. Synopsis: Grants are currently offered in the following categories: The Sultan Visiting Scholar Fellowship, The Graduate Fellowship, The Undergraduate Fellowship, and Other Scholarly Initiatives.

Young Investigator Pilot Award (ACSR Pilot Study). AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource, UCSF. Deadline: 2/17/17. Synopsis: The award is targeted toward junior investigators and faculty with innovative ideas for translational, clinical, or behavioral-epidemiological HIV-related research that utilizes ACSR's annotated biospecimens collected from HIV/AIDS patients and controls from both pre and post-HAART periods.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. California Sea Grant. Deadline: 2/21/17. Synopsis: The NOAA Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative or executive branch of the government in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year paid fellowship to learn about marine policy.

Impact of Proposition 65 to Reduce or Eliminate Exposures Linked to Breast Cancer. California Breast Cancer Research Program. UCOP. Deadline: 2/23/17. Synopsis: CBCRP intends to fund up to one project to support research to broaden and deepen our understanding of the effectiveness of Proposition 65 to increase public knowledge and informed decision-making to reduce chemical exposure that may cause or contribute to breast cancer.

Pilot Awards. Alzheimer's Disease Center, UC Davis. Deadline: 2/24/17. Synopsis: This program enables both new and established investigators to generate pilot data that can be used to advance Alzheimer’s research and enhance their ability to be competitive for extramural grants.

Bakar Faculty Fellows Program. UC Berkeley. Deadline: 3/1/17. Synopsis: In 2017, the Program will award up to five two-year Spark Fund research development grants of up to $75,000/year. UC Berkeley tenure-track faculty are eligible. The Bakar Spark Fund seeks to identify and catalyze research (even early stage) in the STEM+ fields that holds commercial promise. 

Calls for Applications. UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Deadline: 3/3/17. Synopsis: This deadline is for several grant programs: Graduate Student Dissertation Support; and Medicine and Humanities: Andrew V. and Florence W. White Graduate Student Scholarship.

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Grants for Collaborative Projects. Deadline: 3/6/17. Synopsis: The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States and El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología announce a call for proposals to provide seed funding to teams of UC and Mexican researchers with beginning projects in basic and applied collaborative research, instructional development, and public service and education projects that apply research to public issues.

Calls for Applications. UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Deadline: 3/10/17. Synopsis: This deadline is for several grant programs:Engaging Humanities Grant; Humanities Center Collaborations; Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop; and Digital Humanities Grant.

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.

UCHRI Humanists@Work Summer PhD Research Internship. UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). 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.

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

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

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

UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: The program supports travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by University of California researchers or research teams.

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

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

Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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