Funding Program Announcements
These summaries of selected funding opportunity announcements with upcoming deadlines are compiled from Grants.gov and from agency announcements.
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Higher Education Challenge Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 5/30/17. Synopsis: NIFA requests applications to enable colleges and universities to provide the quality of education necessary to produce baccalaureate or higher degree level graduates capable of strengthening the Nation’s food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce.
Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program. NIFA. Deadline: 6/6/17. Synopsis: : In FY 2017, the program will focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences.
California Conservation Innovation Grants. NRCS. Deadline: 6/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production.
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Food Safety Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 6/21/17. Synopsis: NIFA requests applications for the AFRI Competitive Grants Program Food Safety Challenge Area.
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 6/28/17. Synopsis: In FY 2017, applications are sought by the program area priority of Integrated Approaches to Prevent Childhood Obesity.
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 6/28/17. Synopsis: SBEBP is soliciting applications in: Lignin or nano-cellulosic co-products from biomass feedstocks; and Biomass feedstock genetic development and evaluation.
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 7/13/17. Synopsis: The program supports activities that enable the nation's agriculture and forest lands to adapt to current and future climate conditions, maintain or increase production, efficiently use soil and water resources, and improve soil, water and air conditions.
Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant. Deadline: 7/17/17. Synopsis: DLT grants are designed to provide access to education, training, and health care resources for rural Americans.
BOEM 2017 Environmental Studies Program. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Deadline: 6/17/17. Synopsis: The Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region of BOEM is offering a cooperative agreement opportunity to perform a investigation of the Arctic ecosystem by providing additional characterizations of the Chukchi and western Beaufort Regions, ecological linkages between the two seas, and identify factors forcing ecosystem response.
Climate Program Office 2018. NOAA. Deadline: 8/14/17 or 9/11/17. Synopsis: CPO supports research through three major program areas: Ocean Observations and Monitoring, Earth System Science and Modeling, and Climate and Societal Interactions.
Fiscal Year 2018 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). AFOSR. Deadline: 6/1/17. Synopsis: YIP intends support for scientists and engineers demonstrating exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.
Acquisition Research Program (ARP). Naval Postgraduate School. Deadline: 6/1/17 for white papers, 8/1/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The program is interested in stimulating and supporting scholarly research in academic disciplines that bear on public procurement policy and management.
BRICS Part 2. DARPA. Deadline: 6/6/17. Synopsis: DARPA seeks innovative approaches to the development of engineered Forensic Microbial Systems that may be deployed in complex environments to create unique microbial signatures for environmental forensics operations.
Boundary Layer Transition Experiment II (BOLT II). AFOSR. Deadline: 6/9/17. Synopsis: AFOSR seeks unclassified proposals for advanced research 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.
Molecular Informatics. DARPA. Deadline: 6/12/17. Synopsis: The Defense Sciences Office is soliciting innovative research proposals to explore new approaches to store and process information with molecules.
Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC) CALL 0002. Air Force Academy. Deadline: 6/15/17 for white papers. Synopsis: The program solicits innovative proposals for research on WMD/WME counterproliferation, nonproliferation, and strategy. The phrase “security studies research” refers to investigations in all disciplines, fields, and domains that are involved in expanding knowledge for national defense, and could potentially improve policy and international relations for combating WMD/WME.
Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Broad Agency Announcement for Basic Scientific Research. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: The basic research program supports research projects that are designed to expand fundamental knowledge and discover general principles in the behavioral and social sciences.
Fiscal Year 2018 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). AFOSR, ARO, ONR. Deadline: 7/7/17. Synopsis: DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation.
Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program. U.S. Army. Deadline: 7/11/17. Synopsis: The program incentivizes students by providing funding for a STEM degree while providing the opportunity to perform hands on research at a DoD facility during the summer months and creating employment for the scholar upon successful completion of their degree.
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.
OSERS: OSEP: Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Early Childhood Personnel Center. Deadline: 6/5/17. Synopsis: The purposes are to: Help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge.
OSERS: OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Early Childhood Systems Technical Assistance Center. Deadline: 6/5/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance , supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.
OSERS: OSEP: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Stepping-up Technology. Deadline: 6/5/17. Synopsis: The purposes are to: Improve results for students with disabilities; support educational activities; provide support for captioning and video description andprovide accessible educational materials.
OSERS-OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: National Technical Assistance Center for Inclusive Practices and Policies. Deadline: 6/16/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program. Deadline: 6/22/17. Synopsis: The Javits program supports evidence-based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities designed to build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools nationwide to identify gifted and talented students and meet their special educational needs.
OSERS: OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities: National Center To Enhance Educational Systems To Promote the Use of Practices Supported by Evidence. Deadline: 7/3/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund a cooperative agreement to establish and operate a national center to provide technical assistance to States, educational service agencies, local educational agencies, and charter management organizations in those States.
OSERS: OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities: Model Demonstration Projects To Improve Algebraic Reasoning for Students With Disabilities in Middle and High School. Deadline: 7/3/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.
Health and Human Services Department
For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.
Neoantigen-Based Therapeutic Targeting of Head and Neck Cancers (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 6/19/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support basic and preclinical research aimed at developing novel immunotherapeutic targets for head and neck cancers, including salivary gland cancers.
NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01). Deadline: 6/20/17. Synopsis: The award is intended to support the research and research career advancement of outstanding, exceptionally productive scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH.
Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R01) (R03) (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 6/27/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites grant applications for research to examine 1) the impact of HAI on typical and atypical child development and health; 2) the evaluation of animal-assisted intervention for children and adults with disabilities or in need of rehabilitative services; 3) the effects of animals on public health, including cost effectiveness of involving animals in reducing and preventing disease.
National Cooperative Drug/Device Discovery/Development Groups (NCDDG) for the Treatment of Mental or Substance Use Disorders or Alcohol Addiction (U01) (U19). NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA. Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/23/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications to advance the discovery, preclinical development, and proof of concept testing of new, rationally based candidate agents and neurostimulation approaches to treat mental disorders or SUDs or alcohol addiction, and to develop novel ligands and circuit-engagement devices as tools to further characterize existing or to validate new drug/device targets.
Research Answers to NCI's Provocative Questions (R01) (R21). Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research projects designed to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the National Cancer Institute Provocative Questions initiative.
Revision Applications to NCI-supported R01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (R01). Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/30/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research that directly addresses PQs, including research that helps validate PQ research outcomes or adopt and disseminate PQ research results that impact cancer research and clinical care.
Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported U01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (U01). Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/30/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research that directly addresses PQs, including research that helps validate PQ research outcomes or adopt and disseminate PQ research results that impact cancer research and clinical care.
Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported P01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (P01). Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/30/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research that directly addresses PQs, including research that helps validate PQ research outcomes or adopt and disseminate PQ research results that impact cancer research and clinical care.
Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported P50 Awards to Include Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (P50). Deadline: 6/28/17, 10/30/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research that directly addresses PQs, including research that helps validate PQ research outcomes or adopt and disseminate PQ research results that impact cancer research and clinical care.
National Career Development Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences (K12). NHLBI. Deadline: 6/29/17. Synopsis: The objective is to create a national Consortium that focuses on career development of the next generation of biomedical investigators in glycosciences.
National Centers for Cryoelectron Microscopy (U24). NIH. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: This initiative will establish national service centers to increase research capacity for molecular structure determination by high resolution cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM).
Sex Hormone Induced Thromboembolism in Pre-Menopausal Women (R61/R33). NHLBI. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: The primary objective is to understand the mechanisms by which female sex hormones and sex hormone-based therapies can increase the risk of venous and arterial thromboembolism in pre-menopausal women.
Environmental influences on Placental Origins of Development (ePOD) R01. NIEHS. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate multidisciplinary research projects that use a combination of animal/cell models and non-invasive human placenta tissues or biomarkers to investigate how early life exposures affect placental growth, development, and function, and the subsequent health of the offspring.
Identification of Reproductive-Tract Specific Proteins/Transcripts for the Development of Male and Female Non-Hormonal Contraceptives (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage the use of bioinformatics combined with analytics to identify reproductive-tract specific transcripts and proteins for potential development as non-steroidal male and female contraceptives.
Center for the Investigation of Factor VIII (FVIII) Immune Response in Patients with Hemophilia A (U54). NHLBI. Deadline: 7/6/17. Synopsis: Centers will utilize cross-disciplinary science and novel technologies to define the basic mechanisms involved in the development of anti-FVIII neutralizing antibodies, also known as FVIII inhibitors, in patients with congenital hemophilia A.
Integrative Computational Biology for Analysis of NHLBI TOPMed Data (R01). Deadline: 7/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support integrated analysis of whole genome, large scale “omic” data generated by the NHLBI’s Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) program and associated phenotype and clinical data using systems approaches.
PsychENCODE: Non-coding Functional Elements in the Human Brain and their Role in the Development of Psychiatric Disorders (U01) (Collaborative U01). NIMH. Deadline: 7/6/17. Synopsis: The objective is to support research in the discovery and characterization of the full spectrum of human-specific non-coding functional genomic elements across brain regions, cell types, and developmental time periods to elucidate their role(s) in the molecular pathophysiology of mental illness.
National Laboratory Curriculum Framework Development U18. FDA. Deadline: 7/10/17. Synopsis: The goals are to continue the development of the IFSS NCS for the laboratory competency and curriculum frameworks, further work on the development and validation of competency statements, and create, develop and deliver courses to IFSS laboratorians nationwide.
Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 7/11/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote exploratory and developmental research to understand the underlying mechanisms of sleep deficiencies among health disparity populations and how sleep deficiencies may lead to disparities in health outcomes.
Center for Coordination of Analytics, Science, Enhancement , and Logistics (CASEL) in Tobacco Regulatory Science (U54). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 7/17/17. Synopsis: CASEL will support the scientific research programs funded by the FDA Center for Tobacco Products, and will facilitate synthesis, coordination and communications of research and career enhancement within those programs.
Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (U54). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 7/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.
Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (U54). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 7/19/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications for Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.
Research Education Program Grants for CryoEM Curriculum Development (R25). NIH. Deadline: 7/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Curriculum or Methods Development in cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM) for structural biology research.
NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3). Deadline: 7/25/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support outstanding basic and/or clinical researchers with the vision and expertise to translate research discoveries into medications for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders stemming from tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or prescription opiate use.
NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (DP1). Deadline: 7/31/17. Synopsis: The program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research relevant to drug abuse and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers.
Cellular Therapies for Treatment of Radiation Injuries (U01). NIAID. Deadline: 8/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support studies to evaluate candidate cellular therapies to treat radiation-induced injuries in appropriate in vivo models when administered 24 hours or more post-irradiation.
Dysregulation of Immune Cell Regulatory Pathways by Mtb in the Context of HIV Infection (R61/R33). NIAID. Deadline: 8/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications to support innovative preclinical research to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb)-mediated changes in key immune cell regulatory pathways in the context of HIV infection and evaluate strategies to reverse these changes.
Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 8/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support high risk, high impact, early discovery research on vaccine approaches to prevent acquisition of or ongoing infection by HIV.
Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder or Adjunct to Medication Assisted Treatment-SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants (R21/R33). NCCIH. Deadline: 8/4/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to examine the impact of behavioral interventions within the context of states’ plans for use of the SAMHSA Opioid STR grant funds authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act.
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.
ImPlementation REsearCh to DEvelop interventions for People Living with HIV (PRECluDE) (U01). NHLBI. Deadline: 8/7/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications for implementation research in the delivery of proven effective interventions for co-occurring heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and conditions among people living with HIV/AIDS.
Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R01) (R03) (R21). NICHD, NIDCD (R01, R21). Deadline: 8/7/17, 11/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications for translational and clinical research as well as clinical trials that will advance our knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of drug action, response, and safety in children at various developmental stages, and in women during pregnancy and lactation.
Sleep Health and Circadian Biology in HIV-Related Comorbidities (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 8/9/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites clinical research applications to investigate HIV-associated sleep disorders in adults or children using a variety of resources and methodologies.
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (UG3/UH3). NIH. Deadline: 8/9/17, 9/7/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: The BPN invites applications from neuroscience investigators seeking support to advance their small molecule drug discovery and development projects into the clinic.
Extracellular Vesicles and Substance Use Disorders (R01) (R21). NIDA. Deadline: 8/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate the interplay between extracellular vesicles (EVs) and substance use disorders (SUDs).
Inter-organelle Communication in Cancer (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 8/16/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research projects that examine how inter-organelle communication in cancer cells and/or tumor-associated cells affects cellular function, adaptation, and phenotypic plasticity.
Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01) (R21). FDA, NIH. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.
Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03). FDA, NIH. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.
Exploring Novel RNA Modifications in HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorders (R01) (R21). NIDA. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate covalent RNA modifications in HIV/AIDS and substance use disorders.
Translational Outcomes Project in Neurotrauma (TOP-NT) (UG3/UH3). NINDS. Deadline: 8/21/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the development and validation of pathophysiologically based preclinical outcome measures or functional markers that align closely with practical clinical assessments in spinal cord injury and/or traumatic brain injury.
Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 8/22/17. Synopsis: This FOA supports highly innovative R01 applications on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse.
NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1). Deadline: 9/1/17. Synopsis: The award supports individual scientists who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing illness and disability.
Role of Myeloid Cells in Persistence and Eradication of HIV-1 Reservoirs from the Brain (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 9/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites research grant applications studying mechanisms of HIV-1 persistence in myeloid cells and strategies to target this reservoir in the central nervous system.
NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2). Deadline: 9/8/17. Synopsis: The program supports a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research.
NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01). Deadline: 9/15/17. Synopsis: The award supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.
Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology (IT) Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures (U18). AHRQ. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to stimulate innovative and collaborative research by utilizing new health IT strategies for collecting and using PRO measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.
Neuroskeletal Biology of the Dental and Craniofacial Skeletal System (R01) (R21). NIDCR. Deadline: 9/28/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research on the role of the nervous system in metabolism, homeostasis, remodeling and/or regeneration of the postnatal dental and craniofacial skeletal system in health and disease.
Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (R35). NIGMS. Deadline: 10/3/17. Synopsis: The MIRA under this FOA is a grant to provide support for the program of research in an early stage investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS.
Novel Cell Non-autonomous Mechanisms of Aging (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/3/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications on novel studies of cell non-autonomous mechanisms of aging.
NIDCD Research Grants for Translating Basic Research into Clinical Tools (R01). Deadline: 10/18/17. Synopsis: This FOA is to provide an avenue for basic scientists, clinicians and clinical scientists to jointly initiate and conduct translational research projects which translate basic research findings into clinical tools for better human health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Early Stage Innovation (ESI). Deadline: 6/2/17 for notices of intent, 6/30/17 for applications. Synopsis: This Appendix is one of four calls for proposals from STMD’s Space Technology Research Grants Program. This Appendix seeks proposals on specific space technologies that are currently at low Technology Readiness Levels.
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.
Ideas Lab: Practical Fully-Connected Quantum Computer Challenge (PFCQC). Deadline: 6/19/17 for preliminary proposals, 11/30/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The ultimate aim of this Ideas Lab is to facilitate the development and operation of a practical-scale quantum computer.
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). Deadline: 7/19/17 for BIO, CISE, EHR; 7/20/17 for ENG; 7/21/17 for GEO, MPS, SBE. Synopsis: The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
GeoPRISMS Program. Deadline: 7/27/17. Synopsis: This program investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales.
CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS). Deadline: 7/31/17 for Scholarship Track, 12/5/17 for Capacity Track. Synopsis: The SFS program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development.
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). Deadline: 8/9/17. Synopsis: This solicitation encourages potentially transformative proposals in any area of CISE research from PIs who are in their first academic position post-PhD.
Plant Biotic Interactions. Deadline: 9/1/17. Synopsis: This joint NSF-NIFA program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems, and agriculturally relevant plants.
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.
Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC). Deadline: 11/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to invite research groups to submit requests for allocations of resources on the Blue Waters system.
State of California
Coastal Conservancy Prop 1 Grant Solicitation. California Coastal Commission. Deadline: 5/31/17. Synopsis: Grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening.
Improving Performance and Cost Effectiveness of Wind Energy Technologies. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 6/20/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund applied research and development projects that develop technologies, tools, and strategies that reduce technological and economic barriers to upgrading, repowering, and expanding wind power generation and enable higher wind energy contribution to the in-state electricity mix.
Innovative Mobility Service Demonstrations with Zero-Emission Vehicles. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 6/30/17. Synopsis: This program will fund projects that will demonstrate innovative electric vehicle mobility services in four specified areas in California.
Conference Grants. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: Ongoing. Synopsis: The objective is to create a highly competitive opportunity for CIRM to support valuable mission-specific scientific conferences.
University of California
UCHRI Residential Research Group Fellowships Spring 2018: The Limits of the Numerical: Metrics and the Humanities in Higher Education. UC Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 5/19/17. Synopsis: UCHRI invites individual applications from faculty, recently graduated PhDs, Doctoral students across the UC system, and non-UC faculty.
John A. Sproul Research Fellowship in Canadian Studies. UC Berkeley. Deadline: 5/10/17. Synopsis: The fellowship provides modest support for a scholar with interests in Canada who wishes to spend a period of time at Berkeley.
UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowships (UC-NL GF). UCOP. Deadline: 6/1/17 for letters of intent, 9/1/17 for proposals. Synopsis: These Fellowships support doctoral graduate students to conduct in-residence dissertation research at Los Alamos or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in any area relevant to the labs.
UC Multicampus-National Lab Collaborative Research and Training (UC-NL CRT) Awards. UCOP. Deadline: 6/8/17 for letters of intent, 7/27/17 for proposals. Synopsis: These awards support collaborations consisting of at least four UC campuses and either Los Alamos or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory conducting research in one of three targeted areas: Climate science, Cybersecurity, National security through social sciences.
Special Projects, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). UCOP. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Grants support scientific conferences or investigators to evaluate new and breaking issues in tobacco control or tobacco-related disease research. Contact a TRDRP Program Officer regarding the appropriateness of your proposal prior to submission.
Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. UC Davis. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Special issues may be requested to bring together a group of people to address emerging issues such as a new pest, water issues, development of proposals for larger grants based on documented stakeholder needs, or development of Pest Alerts. The Center will give priority to requests that are multi-state in scope. Projects must be completed within one year of funding and be single-issue oriented.
UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: The program supports travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by University of California researchers or research teams.
UC MEXUS Small Grants Support for UC Student and Postdoctoral Activities. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: This program supports UC graduate student and postdoctoral researcher activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development in areas of interest to UC MEXUS.
UC MEXUS Resident Scholars Program. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers an academic residency program for researchers, scholars and artists at critical junctures in their academic careers. Up to four concurrent residencies are available at a time. Please consult UC MEXUS to determine if any positions remain open.
Nonprofit and Other Agencies
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