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Commerce Department

Bluefin Tuna Research Program. NOAA. Deadline: 9/1/17. Synopsis: The program is a means of advancing research objectives to address the information needs to improve the science-based fisheries management for Atlantic bluefin tuna.

FY18 Cooperative Research Program (CRP). NOAA. Deadline: 9/22/17. Synopsis: CRP supports projects to improve and strengthen the relationship between fisheries researchers from NMFS, state fishery agencies, and universities and the U.S. fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic and Caribbean.

Saltonstall Kennedy Competition. NOAA. Deadline: 10/10/17. Synopsis: The Saltonstall-Kennedy Act established a fund to provide grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries.

Defense Department

FY2018 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP). Deadline: 9/15/17. Synopsis: YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment, have begun their first appointment on or after 31 December 2012, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.

National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) 2018 Broad Agency Announcement. ONR. Deadline: 10/16/17. Synopsis: This BAA provides research opportunities for three topics: CubeSat Sensors for Investigating Littoral Ocean and Atmosphere Dynamics; Improved and Routine Production, Stewardship and Application of the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature; and In-situ Ocean Sensor Research and Technology Development.

FY2018 Basic Research Challenge (BRC) Program. ONR. Deadline: 11/17/17. Synopsis: Topic areas: Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra for Large-Scale, Efficient Matrix Computations ; Levitated Optomechanics; Exploring Compositional Space to Predict and Evolve Multi-Principal Element Alloys; Guaranteed Performance of Multibody Control Systems.

Education Department

OSERS: OSEP: Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Early Childhood Personnel Center. Deadline: 9/11/17. Synopsis: The purposes are to: Help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation; and ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge.

Institutes of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research and Development Centers. Deadline: 9/21/17. Synopsis: : The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education. Deadline: 9/21/17. Synopsis: : The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.

Energy Department

Innovative Natural-Gas Technologies for Efficiency Gain in Reliable and Affordable Thermochemical Electricity Generation (INTEGRATE). ARPA-E. Deadline: 10/3/17 for concept papers. Synopsis: The INTEGRATE program will focus on hybrid system designs that integrate a fuel cell with a heat or reactive engine for ultra-high efficiency at competitive costs.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

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

Biomedical Technology Research Resource (P41). NIGMS. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications for national Biomedical Technology Research Resources (BTRR).

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

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

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

Partnerships for Development of Clinically Useful Diagnostics for Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/4/17. Synopsis: The objective is to support milestone-driven projects focused on the development of clinically informative diagnostic platforms that identify select antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens and determine associated antimicrobial sensitivity and/or resistance.

Partnerships for the Development of Vaccines and Immunoprophylactics Targeting Multiple Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/4/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support milestone-driven projects focused on discovery, establishment of proof-of-concept for, and/or preclinical development of, lead candidate vaccines or immunoprophylactics that target multiple antimicrobial-resistant Gram-negative bacterial pathogens prevalent in nosocomial infections.

The Impact of Microenvironment on Lung Progenitor Cell Function (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/4/17, 1/16/18 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for basic research to elucidate the impact of microenvironment on lung progenitor cell phenotype and function during development, homeostasis, repair and regeneration.

U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/11/17. Synopsis: Applicants may propose projects in which the primary outcome of interest is on reducing tobacco use health disparities in vulnerable populations by utilizing tobacco prevention and control strategies.

Expanding Genome Integrity Assays to Population Studies (U01). NIEHS, NCI. Deadline: 10/13/17. Synopsis: The FOA will support development and pilot testing of assays, such as DNA repair capacity or mutation detection, that will facilitate the wider use of genome integrity investigation in epidemiological and population studies.

Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/17. Synopsis: This FOA announces administrative supplements to support research in which the supplemental funding would investigate the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health maintenance and disease prevention.

Administrative Supplements for Validation Studies of Analytical Methods for Dietary Supplements and Natural Products (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/17. Synopsis: This FOA will build on existing NIH awards to support the performance and publication of formal single-laboratory validation studies of relevant quantitative analytical methods.

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.

Basic Research in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/18/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage molecular and physiological research that could lead to early diagnosis or effective medical therapy for calcific aortic valve disease

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

Uncovering the Causes, Contexts, and Consequences of Elder Mistreatment (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: Applications are solicited from multidisciplinary teams which include researchers from the fields of elder mistreatment, child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, and/or emergency medicine.

Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support studies that identify mechanisms, explanations, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends of growing inequalities in morbidity and mortality by income, education, and geographic location at older ages in the United States.

National Metabolomics Data Repository (NMDR) (U2C). NIH. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: This FOA addresses the need for a robust National Metabolomics Data Repository to store, and make publicly available, raw and processed metabolomic data.

Metabolomic Data Analysis and Interpretation Tools (U01). NIH. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: The goal is to address key challenges in analyzing and interpreting metabolomics data by developing novel tools to facilitate metabolomics data analysis and interpretation.

Compound Identification Development Cores (U2C). NIH. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to establish CIDCs to develop innovative approaches to enhance compound identification of the most significant, biomedically-relevant unknown metabolites.

Stakeholder Engagement and Program Coordination Center (SEPCC) (U2C). NIH. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to establish an SEPCC.

Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03). NIA. Deadline: 10/23/17. Synopsis: The goal is to support early-career physician-scientists trained in medical or surgical specialties or early-career dentist-scientists to launch careers as future leaders in aging- or geriatric-focused research.

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

Psychological, Behavioral, and Neurocognitive-Focused Ancillary Studies to the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Consortium (MoTrPAC) (U01). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/24/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support an ancillary study grant application(s) to add psychological, behavioral, and/or neurocognitive assessments to the data collection in adults enrolled at the clinical sites in the MoTrPAC.

Precompetitive Collaboration on Liquid Biopsy for Early Cancer Assessment (U01). NCI. Deadline: 10/13/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to establish an Academic-Industrial Partnership Program to develop new and/or validate existing technologies, methods, and assays for the capture and quantification of tumor associated cells, DNA, RNA, or exosomes in body fluids of patients with early stage disease or those at high risk; as well as distinguishing cancer from benign disease; or aggressive from indolent cancers.

BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early - Stage Research for Large - Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21). NIH. Deadline: 10/26/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications for unique and innovative technologies that are in an even earlier stage of development than that sought in other FOAs.

Novel and Innovative Tools to Facilitate Identification, Tracking, Manipulation, and Analysis of Glycans and their Functions (U01). NIH. Deadline: 10/27/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits development of new, more easily accessible tools, reagents, and technologies to facilitate identification, tracking, manipulation, and analysis of glycans with their biological binding partners and determine their functions.

Innovative Adaptations to Simplify Existing Technologies for Manipulation and Analysis of Glycans (U01). NIH. Deadline: 10/27/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits development of innovative adaptations of existing technologies to enable their use for readily identifying, manipulating, or analyzing glycans and their biological binding partners.

Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) (K12). NICHD. Deadline: 10/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide career development support for obstetricians and gynecologists who have completed their clinical training, and who are committed to a career conducting basic science research in an academic setting.

Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEER) (RM1). NHGRI. Deadline: 10/31/17. Synopsis: The CEER Program is designed to support the establishment of sustainable trans-disciplinary research teams with the expertise and flexibility to anticipate, conduct research on, and quickly address a range of cutting edge ethical, legal, and social issues related to genetics and genomics.

Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus (U54). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for a Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus.

Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Aggregating and Mining Existing Data Sets for Secondary Analyses (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to leverage data from existing research on suicide risk and behaviors as well as social media and healthcare records data, by encouraging the integration of existing data sets for novel secondary analyses aimed at identifying potential biological, experiential, and other predictors and moderators of suicide risk.

Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to support efforts focused on linking pertinent data from healthcare system record to mortality data so that a more accurate understanding of the risk factors for, and the burden of, suicide among those seen in structured healthcare settings can be discerned.

Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (U2C). NIA. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to design and implement research infrastructure that will enable the monitoring of cognitive abilities and age, state, context, or health condition-related changes in cognitive abilities on mobile devices.

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 11/7/17. Synopsis: This FOA supports innovative, collaborative research projects between U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) scientists, on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs.

Central Neural Mechanisms of Age-Related Hearing Loss (R01). NIA, NIDCD. Deadline: 11/8/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage basic or clinical research applications that investigate central neural mechanisms of age-related hearing loss in older adults and/or in relevant animal models.

The NHGRI Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) (U24). Deadline: 11/9/17. Synopsis: The AnVIL aims to create an interoperable resource for the research community by co-locating data, storage and computing infrastructure with commonly used services and tools for analyzing and sharing data.

Fusion Oncoproteins in Childhood Cancers (FusOnC2) Consortium (U54). NCI. Deadline: 11/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to promote research on fusion oncoproteins in childhood cancers.

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

CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research in Child Abuse and Neglect (P50). NICHD. Deadline: 11/27/17. Synopsis: This FOA calls for multidisciplinary centers to serve as the CAPSTONE for research on child abuse and neglect and to serve as a national resource for the field.

NINR Exploratory Center (P20). Deadline: 11/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to plan and build new research teams in interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research for scientists conducting research in multiple complex chronic conditions in human adult populations.

NINR Center of Excellence (P30). Deadline: 11/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is enhance interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research for scientists conducting research in multiple complex chronic conditions in human adult populations.

Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/5/17. Synopsis: The overall purpose is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission.

Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33). NIAID, NIDA, NIMH. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages exploratory and developmental bi-phasic research to support the identification and optimization of small molecules or RNAs that interact with host epigenetic machinery to mediate long-term or permanent epigenetic silencing of HIV-1 proviruses.

Systems Developmental Biology for Understanding Embryonic Development and the Ontogeny of Structural Birth Defects (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose of is to promote systems developmental biology.

NIAID Research Education Program (R25). Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities.

Pharmacogenomics of Anti-retroviral Therapy in People Who Inject Drugs (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 12/14/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to identify genetic and epigenetic factors that affect the recovery of the CD4+ T cells in response to anti-retroviral therapy in HIV infected people who inject drugs infected.

HIV-associated neuropathic pain and opioid interaction (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 12/18/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote research investigating the underlying mechanisms by which opioids including prescription drugs exacerbate HIV-associated neuropathic pain.

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research on E-Cigarettes (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 1/16/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research on cardiovascular and pulmonary physiologic and health effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) exposure.

Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Biospecimen Access (X01). NIDA, FDA. Deadline: 1/31/18. Synopsis: This opportunity allows investigators to apply for access to the biospecimens from the PATH Study.

CREATE Bio Optimization Track for Biologics (U01). NINDS. Deadline: 2/13/18, 5/13/18 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA supports the optimization of potential therapeutic Biotechnology Products and Biologics for disorders identified under the NINDS mission.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Appendix A: NASA Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions. Deadline: 9/5/17. Synopsis: Proposals are solicited in the area of Space Radiobiology Tissue Sharing: Research Proposing the Use of Archived Tissue Samples or Samples from Ongoing Experiments.

Appendix B: NASA Human Research Program Omnibus Opportunity. Deadline: 9/5/17. Synopsis: NASA is soliciting investigations lasting no more than one year that provide innovative approaches to any of the risks and gaps contained in the Integrated Research Plan of the Human Research Program.

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

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

ROSES 2017: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science. Deadline: Varies, through 6/1/18. Synopsis: The NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/27/17 for medium and large projects, 11/15/17 for small projects. Synopsis: Supports projects in three core programs: Cyber-Human Systems; Information Integration and Informatics; and Robust Intelligenc.

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/27/17 for medium projects, 11/15/17 for small projects. Synopsis: Supports projects in three core programs: Algorithmic Foundations; Communications and Information Foundations; and Software and Hardware Foundations.

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/27/17 for medium and large projects, 11/15/17 for small projects. Synopsis: Supports projects in two core programs: Computer Systems Research; and Networking Technology and Systems.

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI): Chromatin and Epigenetic Engineering (CEE) and Continuum, Compliant, and Configurable Soft Robotics Engineering (C3 SoRo) (EFRI-2018). Deadline: 9/29/17 for letters of intent, 10/25/17 for preliminary proposals, 2/23/18 for proposals. Synopsis: EFRI serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner.

Advanced Technological Education (ATE). Deadline: 10/5/17. Synopsis: With an emphasis on two-year colleges, ATE focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). Deadline: 10/10/17 for medium projects, for 10/20/17 for frontier projects, 11/15/17 for small projects, 12/13/17 for cybersecurity education projects. Synopsis: The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy.

Dear Colleague Letter: National Science Foundation (NSF) - Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Collaborative Research. Deadline: 10/15/17. Synopsis: NSF/CISE is encouraging the submission of supplemental funding requests (of up to $15,000 each, covering travel, lodging and subsistence) to strengthen and expand collaborations between NSF- and JST-funded PIs in shared priority areas.

Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio). NSF, Semiconductor Research Corporation, IARPA. Deadline: 10/18/17. Synopsis: This focused solicitation seeks high-risk/high-return interdisciplinary research on novel concepts and enabling technologies that will address the scientific issues and technological challenges associated with the underpinnings of synthetic biology integrated with semiconductor technology.

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.

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: NSF ENG and GEO and the National Natural Science Foundation of China are partnering to encourage joint research by U.S. - China teams collaborating on fundamental research that addresses critical environmental sustainability challenges.

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2). Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: The goal is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric, and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights.

EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF). Deadline: 10/25/17. Synopsis: The program supports researchers for a period of up to two years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice (including institutions abroad).

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: 10/25/17, 11/8/17, 12/7/17. Synopsis: The Division of Physics supports physics research and the preparation of future scientists in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines.

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP). Deadline: 11/1/17. Synopsis: Research supported by DMR focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related 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.

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcement of an Effort to Expand the NSF INCLUDES National Network. Deadline: 11/13/17. Synopsis: NSF requests funding requests for Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), Conferences and Workshops, and Supplements to existing NSF-funded grants.

Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12). Deadline: 11/14/17. Synopsis: The DRK-12 program invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of preK-12 teaching and learning.

State of California

California Sea Grant State Fellowship. Deadline: 9/1/17. Synopsis: The program provides an educational opportunity for graduate students at California higher education institutions who are interested both in marine resource management and in the policy decisions affecting those resources in California.

California Sea Otter Fund. Coastal Conservancy. Deadline: 9/8/17. Synopsis: Grants can be used for a variety of activities related to sea otter recovery and improving the nearshore ecosystem.

2017 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP). California Department of Food and Agriculture. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: The SCMP competitively funds projects to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops through collaborative, multi-state projects that address regional or national level specialty crop issues.

Delta Science Fellows Program. California Sea Grant. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: The program brings together graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with Bay-Delta agency scientists and senior research mentors to collaborate on data analysis and research projects applicable to the California Bay-Delta system.

Advancing the Resilience and Environmental Performance of California’s Electricity System. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 10/9/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund Applied Research and Development projects that reduce the environmental and public health impacts of electricity generation and make the electricity system less vulnerable to climate impacts.

Improving Natural Gas Energy Efficiency, Waste Heat-to-Power, and Near-Zero Emission Distributed Generation Systems. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 10/10/17, 12/19/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund industrial energy efficiency and renewable energy and advanced generation research projects that focus on reducing natural gas use.

Renewable Intermediate Fuel Production for Jet Fuel in Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 10/13/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research and pre-commercial demonstration of fungible low carbon fuels synthesis by providing funding for innovative, pre-commercial low-carbon fuel production processes that result in the development of bio-oil as an intermediate fuel.

California Coastal Conservancy Prop. 1 Grant Solicitation. Deadline: 10/31/17. 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.

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

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP) 2018 Call for Applications. UCOP. Deadline: 8/21/17 for letters of intent, 9/25/17 for applications. Synopsis: Funding supports investigators at eligible California institutions whose research contributes directly to the elimination of smoking and tobacco use and mitigates its human and economic costs in California.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP) 2018 Call for Applications. UCOP. Deadline: 2/2/18 for letters of intent, 2/28/18 for applications. Synopsis: Funding supports investigators at eligible California institutions whose research contributes directly to the elimination of smoking and tobacco use and mitigates its human and economic costs in California.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Special Projects. UCOP. Deadline: Open after 1/18. Synopsis: Support can be requested for small scientific conferences to assess tobacco’s impact on California populations or to allow tobacco investigators to evaluate new and breaking trends in tobacco control or tobacco-related disease research..

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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