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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For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.
National Conservation Innovation Grants. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Deadline: 1/9/17. Synopsis: CIG projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research.
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. NIFA. Deadline: 1/19/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products.
Joint Technology Transfer Initiative. NOAA. Deadline: 12/12/16 for letters of intent, 2/9/17 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Office of Weather and Air Quality is soliciting proposals to conduct research and development activities related to advancing the convective scale modeling and water prediction over the coming 1 to 2 years.
Marine Debris Research. NOAA. Deadline: 12/19/16. Synopsis: The MDP invites applications requesting funding for research that explores the ecological risk associated with marine debris, determines debris exposure levels, and examines the fate and transport of marine debris in nearshore, coastal environments.
NIST Consortium for Semiconductor and Future Computing Research Grant Program. Deadline: 1/13/17. Synopsis: NIST is soliciting proposals to support basic research, in a consortium-based setting, focused on the long-term research needs of industry in the area of future computing and information processing.
Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies. Deadline: 12/15/16 for letters of intent, for applications. Synopsis: This FOA is soliciting applications that propose projects conducting feasibility studies of large-scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems coupled with advanced direct-use applications and cascaded surface technologies whose applications will extend the reach of geothermal into geologically distinct parts of the country beyond the western U.S.
Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: Nuclear Physics. Deadline: 12/16/17 for letters of intent, 2/24/17 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of Nuclear Physics and the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research of the Office of Science announce their interest in receiving applications.
Biosystems Design to Enable Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts. Deadline: 12/19/16 for preapplications, 3/20/17 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of Science requests applications in the following research areas: a) Integrating large-scale systems biology data to model, design, and engineer micrbial systems for the production of biofuels and bioproducts, b) Plant systems design for bioenergy.
Fuel Cells Technologies Office Annual Funding Opportunity Announcement. Deadline: 12/20/16 for concept papers, 2/21/17 for applications. Synopsis: This FOA is for the research and development of low-cost hydrogen production, onboard hydrogen storage, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells to advance the widespread commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles.
PNDIODES. ARPA-E. Deadline: 1/4/17. Synopsis: The PNDIODES (Power Nitride Doping Innovation Offers Devices Enabling SWITCHES) program seeks to fund transformational advances and mechanistic understanding in the process of selective area doping in the III-Nitride wide band gap semiconductor material system and the demonstration of arbitrarily placed, reliable, contactable, and generally useable p-n junction regions that enable high-performance and reliable vertical power electronic semiconductor devices.
Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2017. Deadline: 1/4/17 for concept papers, 3/8/17 for applications. Synopsis: The Emerging Technologies Program of the Building Technologies Office supports applied research and development for technologies and systems that contribute to reductions in building energy consumption.
Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: Integrated Simulation Partnerships in Fusion Energy Sciences. Deadline: 1/9/17 for preapplications, 2/21/17 for applications. Synopsis: DOE is seeking applications from multi-institutional interdisciplinary teams to establish scientific application partnerships under the SciDAC program in the area of integrated simulations for fusion energy sciences.
U.S.-Japan Science and Technology Cooperation Program in High Energy Physics. Deadline: 1/15/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits proposals with scopes of work in high energy physics that involve substantial collaboration with Japanese investigators.
SciDAC: Scientific Computation Application Partnerships in Earth System Science II - Pilot Projects. Deadline: 1/17/17 for preapplications, 3/15/17 for applications. Synopsis: This FOA will enable scientists to conduct complex scientific and engineering computations at a level of fidelity needed to simulate real-world climate conditions, by supporting deep, necessary, and productive collaborations between climate scientists on the one hand and applied mathematicians and computer scientists on the other.
Environmental Protection Agency
Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms. Deadline: 1/4/17. Synopsis: EPA is seeking regular and early career applications proposing research on the prediction, prevention, control and mitigation of freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) as well as the drivers, life cycle patterns, and fate of and effects from less-common, less-studied, and emerging freshwater HAB species and toxins.
Non-Construction Approaches to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Energy Efficient Products and Practices. Deadline: 1/5/17. Synopsis: EPA solicits proposals that advance the energy efficiency of products through product- specific technical research, test procedure development, and education that drives consumer adoption of efficient products and practices.
Center of Excellence for Chemical Alternatives Assessment. Deadline: 1/17/17. Synopsis: The Office of Pollution Preventions and Toxics is soliciting applications to create a Center of Excellence for Chemical Alternatives Assessment to promote chemical safety and informed chemical substitution.
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.
Health and Human Services Department
For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research on E-Cigarettes (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 1/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research on non-cancer cardiovascular and pulmonary physiologic and health effects of electronic cigarette exposure.
Nicotinic Immune Modulation in the Presence of HIV-1 Infection (R01).NIDA. Deadline: 1/17/16. Synopsis: The FOA encourages the submission of research project applications to determine nicotine’s modulatory effects on peripheral and central immune system functions in the presence of HIV-1 infection.
BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for the BRAIN Initiative (R24). NIH. Deadline: 1/17/17, 10/19/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to develop web-accessible data archives to capture, store, and curate data related to BRAIN Initiative activities.
Contraception Research Centers Program (U54). NIHCD. Deadline: 1/18/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support and facilitate multidisciplinary approaches to the development of new and/or improved contraceptive methods for both men and women.
Systems Biology Approaches to Alzheimer’s Disease Using Non-mammalian Laboratory Animals (R01). NIA. Deadline: 1/18/17. Synopsis: NIA is seeking applications to develop systems biology approaches to understand the basic biology underpinning neurodegeneration which might ultimately contribute to Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, using non-mammalian laboratory animal models.
BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R24). NIH. Deadline: 1/19/17, 10/26/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to develop informatics tools for analyzing, visualizing, and integrating data related to the BRAIN Initiative or to enhance our understanding of the brain.
BRAIN Initiative: Proof of Concept Development of Early Stage Next Generation Human Brain Imaging (R01). NIH. Deadline: 1/20/17. Synopsis: The FOA solicits unusually bold and potentially transformative approaches and supports small scale, proof of concept development based on exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional concepts.
BRAIN Initiative: Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools and Technologies (U01). NIH. Deadline: 1/20/17. Synopsis: The FOA seeks innovative applications that are ready for full-scale development of breakthrough technologies with the intention of delivering working tools within the timeframe of the BRAIN Initiative.
BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) - Brain Cell Data Center (U24). NIH. Deadline: 1/23/17. Synopsis: This FOA intends to support a Brain Cell Data Center that will work with other BICCN Centers and interested researchers to establish a web-accessible information system to capture, store, analyze, curate, and display all data and metadata on brain cell types, and their connectivity.
BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) – Comprehensive Center on Mouse Brain Cell Atlas (U19). NIH. Deadline: 1/23/17. Synopsis: This FOA intends to assemble a group of Comprehensive Centers that will adopt scalable technology platforms and streamlined workflows to generate a comprehensive 3D brain cell reference atlas.
BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) - Specialized Collaboratory on Human and Non-Human Primate Brain Cell Atlases (U01). NIH. Deadline: 1/23/17, 10/13/17. Synopsis: This FOA intends to assemble a group of Specialized Collaboratories that will adopt scalable technology platforms and streamlined workflows to accelerate progress towards establishing reference cell atlases of human brain and/or non-human primate brains.
BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) - Specialized Collaboratory on Mouse Brain Cell Atlas (U01). NIH. Deadline: 1/23/17, 10/13/17. Synopsis: This FOA intends to support Specialized Collaboratory that will adopt scalable technology platforms and streamlined workflows to generate a comprehensive 3D brain cell reference atlas.
NIA Program Project Applications (P01). Deadline: 1/25/17. Synopsis: Each application submitted to this FOA must include at least three related research projects that share a common central theme, focus, and/overall objective and an administrative core to lead the project.
Support of NIGMS Program Project Grants (P01). Deadline: 1/25/17, 5/7/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA supports research which aims to solve a significant biological problem, important for the mission of NIGMS, through a collaborative approach involving outstanding scientists.
Encouraging Appropriate Care Using Behavioral Economics through Electronic Health Records (R21/R33). NIA, NIDA. Deadline: 1/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications proposing to apply behavioral economics principles to build interventions into electronic health records for the purpose of improving physician compliance with recommended treatment guidelines.
BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01). NIH. Deadline: 1/30/17. Synopsis: This FOA specifically seeks to support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements in research and development supported by the BRAIN Initiative.
Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Teachers (Admin Supp). NIEHS. Deadline: 1/31/17. Synopsis: NIEHS notifies PD(s)/PI(s) with R01, R21, R15, R35, R37, or P01 awards that funds are available for administrative supplements to support summer research experiences in environmental health science for high school students, college undergraduates, master’s degree candidates, medical students, secondary school science teachers, and science professors from R15/AREA grant eligible institutions.
BRAIN Initiative: Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01). NIH. Deadline: 2/1/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications to assemble integrated, multi-disciplinary teams to overcome fundamental barriers.
Characterization of Circulating Pro- and Anti-Geronic Proteins and Peptides (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/2/17. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to advance research on the underlying basis for the transfer (or transposition) of aging phenotypes observed between young and old rodents and discovered through heterochronic parabiosis.
NCI Research Specialist (Laboratory-based Scientist) Award (R50). Deadline: 2/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA is specifically for laboratory-based scientists.
NCI Research Specialist (Core-based Scientist) Award (R50). Deadline: 2/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA is specifically for core/shared resource/central scientific support scientists.
Alzheimer's Disease Outcomes Research Resource (U2C). NIA. Deadline: 2/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to establish the measurement properties of the NIH Toolbox® for Assessment of Behavioral and Neurological Function in persons with amnestic mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease, and in individuals over 85 years of age, in order to establish a research resource that facilitates detection of disease at the earliest stages, assessment of change in function over time, and ability to track success of prevention and therapeutic interventions.
Exosomes: From Biogenesis and Secretion to the Early Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/3/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites innovative research focused on understanding the role of exosome biogenesis and secretion in modulating and propagation of early pathogenesis in sporadic and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Enhancing the Target and Biomarker Discovery Efforts of the AMP-AD and M2OVE-AD Consortia (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/3/17. Synopsis: This funding opportunity invites applications that would enhance the goals and deliverables of the AMP-AD Target Discovery and Preclinical Validation and M2OVE Consortia by maximizing the usability of the data and analytical results generated by these programs.
Selected Topics in Transfusion Medicine (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/5/17, 5/7/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research grant applications from investigators who propose to study research topics in blood banking and transfusion medicine aimed at improving the safety and availability of the blood supply and the practice of transfusion medicine.
Perinatal Stroke (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications that propose basic and/or translational research studies regarding the developing neurovascular unit, perinatal stroke injury/repair response, and/or stroke related etiologies and risk factors.
Identification of Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Sleep on Diabetes-Related Metabolism in Humans (R01). NIDDK, ORWH. Deadline: 2/9/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to investigate the mechanisms mediating the interactions between sleep and diabetes-related metabolism using deep metabolic phenotyping approaches in healthy human populations and those with metabolic and/or sleep disorders.
Brain Lymphatic System in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/9/17. Synopsis: The goal is to support research that will lead to a greater understanding of complex mechanisms by which the brain glymphatic system and meningeal and peripheral lymphatic systems change in normal and pathological brains.
Human Cell Biology of Genetic Variants in Alzheimer's Disease (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/10/17. Synopsis: The goal is to establish functional genotype-phenotype relationships of genetic variants, suspected of altering the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, in neural cells using human induced pluripotent stem cells or other human cell reprogramming approaches.
Understanding the Effects of ApoE2 on the Interaction between Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/10/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications on descriptive, basic and translational studies of APOE2 to delineate the functional effects of ApoE2 on healthy aging of the brain and other tissues.
Leveraging Existing Resources for Research on Lewy Body Dementia (R03). NINDS, NIA. Deadline: 2/10/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite research applications proposing to investigate the clinical, imaging, or physiological characteristics of subjects with dementia and parkinsonism (Lewy Body Dementia) using previously-collected data available in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative/National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center and/or the Parkinson’s Disease Biomarker Program databases.
High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24). NINDS. Deadline: 2/14/16. Synopsis: This FOA supports high impact efforts to make resources available to neuroscience researchers.
Selected Topics in Transfusion Medicine (R21). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/16/16, 5/7/16 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research grant applications from investigators who propose to study research topics in blood banking and transfusion medicine aimed at improving the safety and availability of the blood supply and the practice of transfusion medicine.
Maximizing the Scientific Value of the NHLBI Biorepository: Scientific Opportunities for Exploratory Research (R21). Deadline: 2/17/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support exploratory research relevant to the NHLBI mission using the existing biospecimen collections that are stored in the NHLBI Biologic Specimen Repository.
Implementation Science Research to Improve Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Health (U01). NIDCR. Deadline: 2/21/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications on the use of implementation science strategies aimed at reducing the time between establishment of the evidence base of interventions/policies/practices and widespread uptake and adoption for dental/oral/craniofacial health.
Interdisciplinary Research to Understand the Complex Biology of Resilience to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/21/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites comprehensive, cross-disciplinary studies aimed at building predictive molecular models of cognitive resilience based on high-dimensional molecular data collected in individuals who remain free of dementia despite being at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Planning Grant for Emerging Epidemic Virus Research Training for West African Countries with Widespread Transmission of Ebola- Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (D71). NIH. Deadline: 2/22/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications from U.S. or African research institutions to plan research training and capacity building programs focused on emerging viral epidemics in collaboration with institutions in Guinea, Liberia, and/or Sierra Leone.
Powering Research through Innovative Methods for Mixtures in Epidemiology (PRIME) (R01). NIEHS. Deadline: 2/22/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate the development of innovative statistical, data science, or other quantitative approaches to studying the health effects of complex chemical mixtures in environmental epidemiology.
NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13). Deadline: 2/24/17. Synopsis: Grants are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other works of academic and/or public health policy value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.
Secondary Analyses of Existing Datasets in Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases and Sleep Disorders (R21). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/24/17. Synopsis: The is to stimulate the use of existing human datasets for well-focused secondary analyses to investigate novel scientific ideas or new models, systems, tools, methods, or technologies that have the potential for significant impact on biomedical or biobehavioral research in areas relevant to the NHLBI mission.
APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network Scientific and Data Research Center (APOLLO SDRC)(Collaborative U01). NIDDK. Deadline: 2/24/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites cooperative agreement applications to establish a multi-disciplinary group of investigators to be known as the APOLLO SDRC.
APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network (APOLLO) Clinical Centers (Collaborative U01). NIDDK, NIAID, NIMHHD. Deadline: 2/24/27. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for the APOLLO Network Clinical Centers.
Revision Applications for Validation of Biomarker Assays Developed Through NIH-Supported Research Grants (R01). NCI. Deadline: 2/28/17, 7/11/17, 10/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate the pace of translation of NCI-supported methods/assays/technologies to the clinic.
BRAIN Initiative: Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - TeamBCP (U19). NIH. Deadline: 3/1/17, 10/17/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support integrated, interdisciplinary research teams from prior BRAIN technology and/or integrated approaches teams, and/or new projects from the research community that focus on examining circuit functions related to behavior, using advanced and innovative technologies.
Partnerships for Development of Vaccines to Prevent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection and/or Tuberculosis Disease (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 3/2/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit research applications for milestone-driven projects focused on establishing proof-of-concept for and/or preclinical development of lead candidate vaccines targeting infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and/or tuberculosis disease.
International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01). FIC, NCI. Deadline: 3/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications from early-career investigators from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of the LMIC under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors.
NIH Revision Awards for Creating Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (ViCTER) (R01). NIEHS. Deadline: 3/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to foster and promote transdisciplinary collaborations and/or translational research efforts among basic, clinical and population-based researchers and other individuals with expertise relevant to environmental health who have come together in common interest around a particular environmental stressor(s) of interest.
Discovery of the Genetic Basis of Childhood Cancers and of Structural Birth Defects: Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (X01). NIH. Deadline: 3/7/17. Synopsis: NIH invites applications to use whole genome sequencing at a Kids First-supported sequencing center.
BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects - TargetedBCP (R01). NIH. Deadline: 3/8/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications for research projects that use innovative, methodologically-integrated approaches to understand how circuit activity gives rise to mental experience and behavior.
BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects - eTargetedBCP (R21). NIH. Deadline: 3/8/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications for exploratory research projects that use innovative, methodologically-integrated approaches to understand how circuit activity gives rise to mental experience and behavior.
Knowledge Management Center for Illuminating the Druggable Genome (U24). NIH. Deadline: 3/14/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this specific FOA is to solicit applications to develop and implement a Knowledge Management Center (KMC) for the Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) Program.
Resource Dissemination and Outreach Center for Illuminating the Druggable Genome (U24). NIH. Deadline: 3/14/17. Synopsis: This FOA calls for the creation of a Resource Dissemination and Outreach Center (RDOC) to facilitate wide spread access to consortium-generated data and resources as well as to provide overall administration to the IDG Consortium and its relationships with external partners.
Data and Resource Generation Centers for Illuminating the Druggable Genome (U24). NIH. Deadline: 3/14/17. Synopsis: This FOA calls for utilization of ensembles of scalable technology platforms to characterize functions of understudied non-olfactory G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), protein kinases, and ion channels at molecular and cellular levels in medium- to high-throughput fashion, rather than by a “one at a time” approach.
BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32). NIH. Deadline: 3/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctorates, early in their postdoctoral training period, who have the potential to become productive investigators in research areas that will advance the goals of the BRAIN Initiative.
Phylodynamic Tracking of HIV Transmission (R01). NIAID, NIDA, NIMH. Deadline: 3/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support interdisciplinary research collaborations to study and optimize approaches using phylodynamic analyses of HIV genotyping databases to monitor HIV transmission networks in near real-time.
Systems Biology: The Next Generation for Infectious Diseases (U19). NIAID. Deadline: 3/15/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to establish Systems Biology Centers that use systems biology approaches to build predictive models for infectious diseases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.
Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System - Appendix C. Deadline: 12/15/16. Synopsis: This announcement is for the release of the third of the appendices, Appendix C, which solicits proposals in the five research areas for which experimental data will available in the PSI by the Appendix C proposal due date: Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics and Materials Science.
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 Archives and Records Administration
Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives. National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Deadline: 1/19/17 for preliminary proposals. Synopsis: NHPRC seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections.
National Science Foundation
For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.
NSF/Intel Partnership on Computer Assisted Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures (CAPA). Deadline: 12/15/16. Synopsis: CAPA aims to address the problem of effective software development for diverse hardware architectures.
Dear Colleague Letter: Enabling US-Brazil Collaboration on Cybersecurity Research. Deadline: 12/16/16 for white papers. Synopsis: CISE and the Research and Development Center on Digital Technologies for Information and Communication of the Brazilian National Research and Educational Network will support fundamental research in cybersecurity. Research topics of special interest: (1) security and privacy in networks; (2) the Internet of Things and cyber-physical human systems; and (3) malware detection.
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS). Deadline: 12/19/16. Synopsis: Through the CRCNS program, NSF, NIH, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the French National Research Agency, and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.
Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS). Deadline: 12/19/16. Synopsis: The S&AS program focuses on Intelligent Physical Systems that are cognizant, taskable, reflective, ethical, and knowledge-rich.
Advanced Biomanufacturing of Therapeutic Cells (ABTC). Deadline: 1/4/17 for preliminary proposals, 4/17/17 for invited proposals. Synopsis: The overarching goal is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary research to understand, design, and control cell manufacturing systems and processes that will enable reproducible, cost-effective, and high-quality production of cells with predictable performance for the identified therapeutic function.
Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF-NCS) Integrative Foundations and Core+ Supplements. Deadline: 1/9/17 for letters of intent and 2/6/17 for proposals for Integrative Foundations. Synopsis: This program will support innovative, potentially transformative science and engineering that will accelerate understanding of neural and cognitive systems.
Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX). Deadline: 1/10/17. Synopsis: The SPX program aims to support research addressing the challenges of increasing performance in this modern era of parallel computing.
NICHD Genomic Clinical Variant Expert Curation Panels (U24). Deadline: 1/10/17. Synopsis: The objective of this FOA is to establish expert panels that will select genes and genomic variants associated with diseases or conditions of high priority to NICHD and systematically determine their clinical significance and utility for diagnosis and treatment of these diseases or conditions.
Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF). Deadline: 1/17/17. Synopsis: DMREF will support activities that accelerate materials discovery and/or development by building the fundamental knowledge base needed to design and make materials with specific and desired functional properties from first principles.
Science of Learning (SL). Deadline: 1/18/17, 7/12/17. Synopsis: The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints.
Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining). Deadline: 1/18/17, 10/9/17. Synopsis: This solicitation calls for developing innovative, scalable training programs to address the emerging needs and unresolved bottlenecks in scientific and engineering workforce development of targeted, multidisciplinary communities, at the postsecondary level and beyond.
Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All. Deadline: 1/19/17. Synopsis: ENG and CISE are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts to significantly improve the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization while addressing new challenges in energy efficiency and security.
Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS). Deadline: 1/19/17 for letters of intent, 3/15/17 for proposals. Synopsis: TRIPODS aims to bring together the statistics, mathematics, and theoretical computer science communities to develop the theoretical foundations of data science through integrated research and training activities. Phase I will support the development of small collaborative Institutes.
Division of Integrative Organismal Systems. Deadline: 1/19/17 for preliminary proposals, 8/4/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems supports research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do.
Biological Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (BA-DDRIG). Deadline: 1/20/17, 7/20/17. Synopsis: Dissertation research projects in all of the subareas of biological anthropology are eligible for support through these grants.
Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs). Deadline: 1/23/17. Synopsis: The DIBBs program encourages development of robust and shared data-centric cyberinfrastructure capabilities, to accelerate interdisciplinary and collaborative research in areas of inquiry stimulated by data.
Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB). Deadline: 1/23/17 for preliminary proposals, 8/2/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The LTREB Program supports the generation of extended time series of data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science.
Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). Deadline: 1/23/17 for preliminary proposals, 8/2/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The LTREB Program supports the generation of extended time series of data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science.
Algorithms in the Field (AitF). Deadline: 1/26/17. Synopsis: AitF encourages closer collaboration between two groups of researchers: theoretical computer science researchers, and other computing and information researchers. Proposals are expected to address the dissemination of both the algorithmic contributions and the resulting applications, tools, languages, compilers, libraries, architectures, systems, data, etc.
National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0). NSF, USDA, DOE, DOD. Deadline: 2/2/17. Synopsis: The goal is to support fundamental research that will accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside or cooperatively with people.
Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP). Deadline: 2/8/17. Synopsis: The CRISP solicitation seeks to fund projects likely to produce new knowledge that can contribute to making interdependent critical infrastructure systems services more effective, efficient, dependable, adaptable, resilient, safe, and secure, taking into account the human systems in which they are embedded.
Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (IF) (EAR/LTS). Deadline: 2/9/17. Synopsis: Under this solicitation EAR/IF will consider proposals for Laboratory Technician Support to provide for optimal and efficient operation of advanced instrumentation, analytical protocol development, and user training for Earth science research instrumentation.
Earth Sciences: Laboratory Technician Support (EAR/LTS). Deadline: 2/9/17. Synopsis: EAR/IF will consider proposals for Laboratory Technician Support to provide for optimal and efficient operation of advanced instrumentation, analytical protocol development, and user training for Earth science research instrumentation.
Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies (Cyberlearning). Deadline: 2/10/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts.
Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS). NSF, DOE. Deadline: 2/13/17. Synopsis: The program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for improvement of the security, reliability, and efficiency of the modern power grid.
United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science (USICCS). Deadline: 2/15/17. Synopsis: Through this program, NSF and BSF will jointly support collaborations among US-based researchers and Israel-based researchers.
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.
Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21). NCI. Deadline: 2/28/17, 5/26/17, 9/26/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on the early-stage development of highly innovative technologies offering novel molecular or cellular analysis capabilities for basic or clinical cancer research.
Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R33). NCI. Deadline: 2/28/17, 5/26/17, 9/26/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits R33 applications where major feasibility gaps for the technology or methodology have been overcome, as demonstrated with supportive preliminary data, but still requires further development and rigorous validation to encourage adoption by the research community.
Innovative Technologies for Cancer-Relevant Biospecimen Science (R21). NCI. Deadline: 2/28/17, 5/26/17, 9/26/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on the early-stage development of highly innovative technologies that improve the quality of the samples used for cancer research or clinical care.
Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Biospecimen Science Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R33). NCI. Deadline: 2/28/17, 5/26/17, 9/26/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on further development and validation of emerging technologies that improve the quality of the samples used for cancer research or clinical care.
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.
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.
FY 2017 High Priority Grant Program. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Deadline: 1/17/17. Synopsis: The HP Grant Program provides financial assistance to carry out HP-CMV Safety activities and projects that augment motor carrier safety activities and projects planned in accordance with the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program including projects related to Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) and Safety Data Quality (SaDIP).
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
DISC 1 Program Announcement: Partnering Opportunity For Discovery Stage Research Projects: The Inception Awards. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Deadline: 1/20/17. Synopsis: The program provides seed funding to support the exploration of transformational ideas that hold the potential to greatly impact the field of human stem cell research, but that require the generation of additional data to be competitive for larger funding opportunities through CIRM or other sources.
Solar+: Taking the Next Steps to Enable Solar as a Distribution Asset. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 1/20/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to advance the deployment and grid integration of distributed solar resources through the use of energy storage, smart inverters, and advanced forecasting and modeling techniques.
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
S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy. UC Berkeley. Deadlnie: 12/7/16. Synopsis: Applications are open to scholars from any social science discipline, and related professional fields such as law and planning, who will make significant contributions to research on natural resource economics broadly defined.
Western Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center - Competitive Grants Program. Deadline: 12/9/16. Synopsis: Center grants provide funds to complement other federal, state and private funding sources by supporting project initiation, outreach and implementation, work groups, and IPM planning document development.
Visiting Scholar and Visiting Researcher Program in Ethnic Studies. UCLA. Deadline: 1/12/17. Synopsis: The Institute of American Cultures offers in-residence appointments to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os.
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.
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.
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.
John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. California Sea Grant. Deadline: 2/10/17. 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.
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.
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.
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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