Funding Program Announcements

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

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Agriculture Department

For more NIFA solicitations, see Recently opened grants.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program. NIFA. Deadline: Varies by program area, 2/5/14 through 9/30/14. The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support research grants in the six AFRI priority areas: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities. URL:

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program. NIFA. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities. URL:

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: This grant program supports: (1) training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA. Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems. URL:

Commerce Department

Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, Fiscal Year 2015 National Competitive HAB Programs. NOAA. Deadline: 9/30/14 for required letters of intent, 12/15/14 for proposals. Synopsis: NOAA is soliciting proposals for the Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms Program, the Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms Program and the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms Program. URL:

Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN). NOAA. Deadline: 10/2/14. Synopsis: The National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Region, is seeking proposals for research and development projects that optimize the use of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and off the South Atlantic states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida involving the U.S. fishing industry. URL:

2015 Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program. NOAA. Deadline: 11/18/14. Synopsis: NOAA is soliciting proposals to improve the management of regional and local ecosystem effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation. The overall goal of EESLR is to integrate dynamic physical and biological processes with sea level rise and coastal inundation to improve the prediction of coastal ecosystem effects to enable enhanced coastal resiliency. URL:

2015 Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Hypoxia Assessment Program (NGOMEX); Glider Application to Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone Monitoring: Pilot Study and Transition to Operations. NOAA. Deadline: 11/18/14. Synopsis: Research applications will propose pilot studies to test application of gliders to measure dissolved oxygen in the large hypoxic zone along the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf and, within 2 years, complete a comprehensive plan to transition to operations the deployment of gliders for hypoxic zone monitoring east and west of the Mississippi delta, to complement shipboard and fixed observing system monitoring. URL:

Defense Department

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology. ONR. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: The Office of Naval Research is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations. URL:

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Broad Agency Announcement. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: The USAMRMC mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American Service member at home and abroad, as well as to the general public at large. The scope of this effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies. URL:

MASINT Emerging Technologies University Research Program. Naval Postgraduate School. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) is an intelligence discipline that employs a broad range of scientific developments to gather foreign intelligence. In our efforts to enhance this intelligence competency we are interested in stimulating and supporting research that creates new knowledge and capabilities, or the transition of current capabilities. URL:

Simplifying Complexity in Scientific Discovery (SIMPLEX). DARPA. Deadline: 10/1/14 for highly recommended abstracts, 11/6/14 for proposals. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of mathematical systems of representation and analysis as applied to complex phenomena. URL:

Aircraft Drag Reduction Program. Air Force Research Lab. Deadline: 10/27/14. Synopsis: The objective will be to mature and transition technologies to reduce the fuel burn of legacy and future fleet aircraft by employing engineered surfaces, materials, and coatings (ESMC). Aircraft drag reduction by means of ESMC may address any element of aircraft drag. URL:

Space/Time Analysis for Cybersecurity (STAC). DARPA. Deadline: 10/28/14. Synopsis: The STAC program seeks to enable analysts to identify algorithmic resource usage vulnerabilities in software at levels of scale and speed great enough to support a methodical search for them in the software upon which the U.S. government, military, and economy depend. URL:

Minerva Research Initiative. Office of Naval Research. Deadline: 10/31/14 for white papers, 1/30/15 for proposals. Synopsis: The program focuses on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. It seeks to increase the Department’s intellectual capital in the social sciences and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the social science community. Minerva brings together universities, research institutions, and individual scholars and supports multidisciplinary and cross-institutional projects. URL:

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Deadline: 11/17/14. Synopsis: DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of 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. URL: (AFOSR), (ONR)

Innovative Systems for Military Missions. DARPA Tactical Technology Office. Deadline: 1/9/15 for executive summaries, 2/6/15 for white papers, 4/24/15 for proposals. Synopsis: This solicitation seeks system and subsystem level technologies that enable revolutionary improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the military. Novel concepts are sought in the following focus areas: Ground Systems, Maritime Systems, Air Systems, and Space Systems. URL:

2014 Broad Agency Announcement. Engineer Research and Development Center. Deadline: 1/31/15. Synopsis: The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/ chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. URL:

Biological Technologies. DARPA Biological Technologies Office. Deadline: 4/30/15. Synopsis: Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. URL:

DSO Office-Wide. DARPA - Defense Sciences Office. Deadline: 5/1/15 for executive summaries, 5/18/15 for proposals abstracts, 6/16/15 for proposals. Synopsis: The mission of DSO is to identify and pursue high-risk/high-payoff research initiatives throughout a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and to transform these initiatives into important, radically new military capabilities. URL:

Biological Technologies EZ. DARPA Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Deadline: 5/21/15 for strongly encouraged abstracts, 7/23/15 for proposals. Synopsis: Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields. URL:

Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide. DARPA. Deadline: 6/2/15 for abstracts, 7/15/15 for proposals. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). I2O explores game-changing technologies in the fields of information science and technology to anticipate and create rapid shifts in the complex national security landscape. Conflict can occur in traditional domains such as land, sea, air, and space, and in emerging domains such as cyber and other types of irregular warfare. URL:

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School. Deadline: 7/31/15. Synopsis: The NPS is interested in receiving proposals for research initiatives across a spectrum of science and engineering, business, politics and public/foreign policy, operational and information sciences, and interdisciplinary disciplines that are in line with the NPS’ graduate education and research mission. URL:

Strategic Technologies. DARPA - Strategic Technology Office. Deadline: 9/17/15. Synopsis: DARPA is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that offer the potential for significant capability improvement across the Strategic Technology Office focus areas. This includes technology development related to Battle Management, Command and Control (BMC2), Communications and Networks, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), Maritime, and Foundational Strategic Technologies and Systems. URL:

Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Office Wide BAA. DARPA. Deadline: 9/9/16. Synopsis: This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published BAA solicitations. URL:

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program. Deadline: 9/30/17. Synopsis: NGA welcomes all innovative ideas for path-breaking research that may advance the GEOINT mission. The NGA mission is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security objectives. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. URL:

Open Innovation and Collaboration. Air Force Research Laboratory. Deadline: 7/12/19. Synopsis: This BAA will provide AFRL an acquisition tool with the flexibility to rapidly solicit proposals through Calls for Proposals and make awards to deliver innovative technical solutions to meet present and future compelling Air Force needs as ever-changing operational issues become known. Anticipated areas include: Materials, Manufacturing Processes, Aerospace Systems, Human Effectiveness, Sensors and Sensing Systems. URL:

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Airspace Integration. Air Force Research Laboratory. Deadline: 8/6/19. Synopsis: The objective of this effort is to conduct basic, applied, advanced and demonstration/validation research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new UAS airspace integration technologies to the warfighter. Calls under this BAA will fall under six research areas: Airspace Integration; State Awareness and Real Time Response; Verification & Validation; Cooperative Intelligence; Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Automated Strike Integration and Safety Technologies. URL:

Night Vision Technologies. U.S. Army Communications, Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center. Deadline: Varies through 12/3/19. Synopsis: This BAA is intended solely to cover basic and applied research efforts in support of the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. This BAA solicits proposals against a broad range of night vision technologies. The technologies have been divided into three sections: Science and Technology; Ground Combat Systems; and Modeling and Simulation. URL:

Energy Department

FY 2014 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: The Office of Science of announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. URL:

Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE). NETL. Deadline: 10/1/14. Synopsis: DOE is seeking applications for establishing and managing a dedicated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) field laboratory. FORGE will focus on science and technology R&D in an ideal EGS environment in a domestic location. It is envisioned that FORGE will result in a rigorous and reproducible methodology that will enable development of on the order of 100+ GWe of cost-competitive EGS power. URL:

Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA). ARPA-E. Deadline: 10/14/14 for concept papers. Synopsis: ALPHA seeks to develop and demonstrate low-cost tools to aid in the development of fusion power, with a focus on approaches to produce plasmas in the final density range of 1018-1023 ions/cm3 (at Lawson conditions). URL:

Novel in Situ Imaging and Measurement Technologies for Biological Systems Science. Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Office of Science. Deadline: 10/15/14 for required preapplications, 12/18/14 for applications. Synopsis: This Funding Opportunity Announcement will consider applications for the development of novel imaging instrumentation and measurement technologies that support the integrative analysis of communication among subcellular compartments, between individual microbial cells and within multicellular communities/plant tissues. URL:

Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program. National Nuclear Security Administration.Deadline: 10/27/14. Synopsis: The SSAA Program was developed to support state-of-the-art research at U.S. academic institutions in areas of fundamental physical science and technology of relevance to the Stockpile Stewardship Program mission, with a focus on those areas not supported by other federal agencies. The research areas of interest are: properties of materials under extreme conditions and/or hydrodynamics (condensed matter physics and materials science, and fluid dynamics); low energy nuclear science; and radiochemistry. URL:

Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS). ARPA-E. Deadline: 9/28/15 for concept papers. Synopsis: This FOA is intended to provide rapid support to revolutionary applied energy research (Studies) that may lead to new ARPA-E programs to develop transformational and disruptive energy technologies. URL:

Environmental Protection Agency

Air Pollution Monitoring for Communities. Deadline: 10/7/14. Synopsis: The EPA is seeking applications proposing research on empowering communities and individuals to take action to avoid air pollution exposure, using low-cost portable air pollution sensors. URL:

12th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet. National Center for Environmental Research. Deadline: 12/16/14. Synopsis: The EPA is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. URL:

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH program announcements, see Funding Opportunities and Notices.

NINDS Exploratory Grant Program in Parkinson's Disease Research (P20). Deadline: 9/29/14. Synopsis: The goal of this program is to formalize new collaborative teams and establish a foundation of research discovery necessary to address emergent issues in PD research, such that successful exploratory studies lead directly to a subsequent application for support of an NINDS Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence (P50). URL:

Administrative Supplements for Tobacco Regulatory Research on the Role and Impact of Flavors in Cigarettes, Cigars, E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 9/29/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to generate data regarding the role and impact of flavors in cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco to inform FDA tobacco product regulatory actions. URL:

Long-Term Outcomes of Medically Assisted Reproduction (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: This funding opportunity announcement encourages applications to study Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Non-IVF Fertility Treatments for their potential long-term health and developmental outcomes. URL:

Long-Term Outcomes of Medically Assisted Reproduction (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages the innovative and high-risk/impact studies for assessing the long-term outcomes and development of registries for documenting data on ART and NIFT procedures. URL:

The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (U42). Deadline: 10/1/14. Synopsis: The repository will maintain the current collection of cell cultures and DNA samples and will acquire, characterize, and expand high-quality cell samples and distribute cell lines and DNA isolated from them to qualified biomedical researchers. URL:

Dimensional Approaches to Research Classification in Psychiatric Disorders (R01). NIMH. Deadline: 10/3/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications to study mechanisms that may cut across multiple traditional diagnostic categories. Applications submitted in response to this FOA should be based upon RDoC criteria. URL:

Centers for Medical Countermeasures against Radiation Consortium (U19). NIAID. Deadline: 10/3/14. Synopsis: Applications are sought that propose multidisciplinary basic and translational research to support the development of new medical products that will assess, diagnose, mitigate and/or treat the short- and long-term consequences of radiation exposure after a radiological/nuclear terrorist event or accidental exposure. URL:

Long-Term Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery Using Large Datasets (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/3/14. Synopsis: This FOA will support applications that address the long-term (five-year minimum) clinical outcomes of bariatric surgery using large datasets within healthcare delivery organizations. URL:

Global "Omics" Approaches Targeting Adverse Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes Utilizing Existing Cohorts (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 10/7/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications utilizing state of the science "Omics" technologies (such as genomics epigenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics), coupled to powerful bioinformatics tools, to target important pregnancy and neonatal health problems by using existing cohorts. URL:

NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01). Deadline: 10/10/14. Synopsis: The awards complement NIH’s traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting 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. URL:

Enriching the Hematology Research Workforce through Short-term Educational Experiences in Emerging Science Research Education Program Grant (R25). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/13/14. Synopsis: This funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with an integrated focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences. URL:

Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/14. Synopsis: The Office of Dietary Supplements announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research in which the supplemental funding would investigate the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health maintenance and disease prevention. URL:

Comparative Health System Performance in Accelerating PCOR Dissemination (U19). AHRQ. Deadline: 10/17/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for Centers of Excellence to identify, classify, track, and compare healthcare delivery systems ranging from integrated delivery systems to Accountable Care Organizations across the U.S. to help improve the speed of adoption and diffusion of CER-recommended practices through systems. URL:

HLA and KIR Region Genomics in Immune-Mediated Diseases. NIAID, NINDS. Deadline: 10/20/14. Synopsis: These FOAs invite applications from investigators to participate in the HLA and KIR Region Genomics in Immune Mediated Diseases Consortium. URL: (U01), (U19)

Development of Novel Therapeutics for Select Pathogens (R21/R33). NIAID. Deadline: 10/20/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to support basic to translational research focused on development of novel therapeutics against select antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacteria or influenza. URL:

Outstanding Investigator Award (R35). NCI. Deadline: 10/20/14, 1/7/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The objective of the OIA is to provide long-term support to experienced investigators with outstanding records of cancer research productivity who propose to conduct exceptional research. URL:

NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01). Deadline: 10/23/14. Synopsis: The award is intended to support the research and research career development 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. URL:

Administrative Supplements for U.S. - Brazil Biomedical Collaborative Research. NIH. Deadline: 10/23/14. Synopsis: The overall goal of this supplement program is to enhance ongoing research efforts through collaborations with Brazilian scientists in these scientific areas under the new U.S.-Brazil Collaborative Biomedical Research Program. URL:

Secondary Analyses of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data. NIAAA. Deadline: 10/24/14 for new applications, 11/16/14 for resubmission. Synopsis: This FOA encourages the submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to support the secondary analysis of existing data sets with the goal of enhancing our understanding of patterns of alcohol consumption and the epidemiology of alcohol-related problems. URL: (R01), (R03)

Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging (P30). NIA. Deadline: 10/28/14. Synopsis: These Center grants will provide funding for leadership, training and research activities that will increase the dissemination of scientific knowledge in the research areas supported by the Division of Aging Biology of the NIA. URL:

Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health (K01). NIMH. Deadline: 10/29/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide support and "protected time" (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience that will facilitate the entry of early career investigators into the field of global mental health research and lead to research independence. URL:

Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (U01). NCI. Deadline: 10/29/14. Synopsis: Proposed projects should address major barriers in cancer biology and/or oncology using nanotechnology and should emphasize fundamental understanding of nanomaterial interactions with biological systems and/or mechanisms of their in vivo delivery. URL:

Development of Novel Therapeutics for Select Anaerobic Protozoa (R21/R33). NIAID. Deadline: 10/30/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications to support early stage translational research focused on the development of novel therapeutics against select anaerobic protozoal pathogens. URL:

Summer Research Training in Aging for Medical Students (T35). NIA. Deadline: 10/30/14. Synopsis: This short-term research training program is intended to: encourage medical students, early in their training, to consider pursuing either a basic science or health-services or clinical-research career in the areas of research that are important to the NIA; and increase the pool of physician scientists engaged in biomedical, clinical or health-services research in those areas necessary to continue NIA's mission. URL:

NIDDK Central Repositories Non-renewable Sample Access (X01). Deadline: 10/30/14. Synopsis: The NIDDK Central Repositories house valuable samples and data from numerous major clinical studies. This FOA allows investigators to apply for access to non-renewable samples from one or more of these studies. URL:

Detect, Define and Measure the Progression of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (U01). NINDS. Deadline: 10/31/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this initiative is to detect, characterize and measure the progression of neurodegeneration in individuals with a probable or possible diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy using brain imaging and other biomarkers. URL:

Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01). NIH. Deadline: 10/31/14 for new, 11/5/14 for resubmission, 1/7/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level intervention programs of 1 to 2 years in length that are designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. URL:

Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) (U54). NCI. Deadline: 11/3/14. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications for CCNEs that will be a main part of the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer (The Alliance) program. URL:

Role of the Microflora in the Etiology of Gastro-Intestinal Cancer (R01). NCI, NIAAA. Deadline: 11/4/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages innovative multidisciplinary research projects that will advance our mechanistic understanding of microflora influences on Gastro-Intestinal (GI) carcinogenesis. URL:

Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R21/R33). NIH. Deadline: 11/4/14 for new, 11/16/14 for resubmission, 1/7/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA supports highly innovative research aimed at developing multi-level interventions that will increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups who can benefit from such activity; and 2) that can be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. URL:

Longitudinal Assessment of Post-traumatic Syndromes (U01). NIMH. Deadline: 11/6/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages cooperative research project grant applications for a multi-site, longitudinal research platform to 1) characterize post-traumatic trajectories based on dimensions of observable behavior, neurobiological changes, and other measures that may serve as markers of risk, 2) examine processes or mechanisms whereby post-trauma mental illness develops and is maintained, 3) develop algorithms to be used in the acute post-trauma time period to predict different trajectories, and 4) develop/refine measures of promising targets for future prevention and early treatment studies. URL:

Hazardous Materials Worker Health and Safety Training (U45). NIEHS. Deadline: 11/6/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for cooperative agreements to support the development of model programs for the training and education of workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation and emergency response. URL:

Research Planning Infrastructure to Develop Therapeutic Target-ID Strategies Based on Favorable Genetic Variants of Human Longevity or Health Span (U24). NIA. Deadline: 11/6/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for a project for the development of a research planning infrastructure by a multidisciplinary collaborative team to develop target identification (ID) strategies based on effects of genetic factors reliably associated with increased human lifespan and/or health span. URL:

Innovative Assays to Quantify the Latent HIV Reservoir (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 11/7/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research on new or improved methods for quantifying latently infected cells in HIV-positive individuals on effective antiretroviral therapy. URL:

Enhancing Cross-National Research within the Health and Retirement Study Family of Studies (R01). NIA. Deadline: 11/7/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance comparability among a specific group of measures in the US Health and Retirement Study and the family of comparable longitudinal aging studies around the world. For the purposes of this FOA, the specific measures are cognition and dementia assessment; personality and non-cognitive-character-skills; social isolation and loneliness; physical activity; and life histories. URL:

MD-PhD Training Program in Aging and the Social/Behavioral Sciences (T32). NIA. Deadline: 11/7/14. Synopsis: This program is designed to help strengthen the pipeline of physician scholars dedicated to using social and behavioral science approaches to addressing the nation's challenges raised by population aging. URL:

New Approaches to Synthetic Lethality for Mutant KRas-Dependent Cancers (U01). NCI. Deadline: 11/10/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications for projects to identify targets whose inhibition would induce synthetic lethality in cancers dependent on the expression of mutant KRas alleles. URL:

Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS (DP2). NIDA. Deadline: 11/12/14. Synopsis: The award will support those in an early stage of their career who may lack the preliminary data required for an R01 grant, but who propose high impact research and who show promise of being tomorrow's leaders in the field. URL:

Enriched Doctoral Training in the Mathematical Sciences (EDT). Deadline: 11/12/14. Synopsis: The EDT program supports efforts to enrich research training in the mathematical sciences at the doctoral level by preparing Ph.D. students to recognize and find solutions to mathematical challenges arising in other fields and in areas outside academic setting. URL:

Interventions for Youth who Misuse/Abuse Prescription Stimulant Medications in High School and/or College-Attending Youth (U01). NIDA. Deadline: 11/13/14. Synopsis: This FOA solicits U01 applications conducting either hypothesis-driven or hypothesis-generating controlled research to build an evidence base to address the problem of prescription stimulant medication misuse in youth. URL:

Connectomes Related to Human Disease (U01). NIMH, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NIDA, NINDS. Deadline: 11/14/14. Synopsis: Applications are sought that will apply the Human Connectome data collection protocol to disease/disorder cohorts of interest to the Institutes and Centers that are participating in this FOA. URL:

Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) (U01). NCI. Deadline: 11/14/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for collaborative research projects using simulation and other modeling techniques for specific cancer sites. The proposed research is expected to generate sophisticated, evidence-based decision tools that could inform international/national/regional/local decisions on the most efficient utilization of existing and emerging technologies and strategies for the control of cancer. URL:

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Research and Translation Core Centers (P30). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for Centers to support both basic and clinical research on PKD. URL:

Research Using Biosamples from Selected Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for ancillary studies using archived samples from selected diabetes clinical trials and studies. URL:

Research Using Subjects From Selected Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies (Living Biobank) (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for ancillary studies that use subjects enrolled in (or screened for participation in) the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet clinical trials network, or for ancillary studies that use subjects enrolled in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC). URL:

Immunobiology of Xenotransplantation. NIAID. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: NIAID solicits applications to participate in the Immunobiology of Xenotransplantation Cooperative Research Program (IXCRP) for the development of preclinical porcine to nonhuman primate models of islet, kidney, heart, lung, or liver xenotransplantation. URL: (U01), (U19)

Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility (R25). NIH. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on developing courses for skills development, specifically, training modules for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and beginning investigators designed to enhance data reproducibility. URL:

U.S.-China Program for Research Toward a Cure for HIV/AIDS (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/21/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate collaborative research opportunities between investigators in the U.S. and China focused on research toward a cure for HIV/AIDS. URL:

Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention (MEHP II) (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 11/21/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications that support innovative proof-of-concept/feasibility non-vaccine biomedical prevention (nBP) research needed to support and advance the development of safer and more effective microbicides and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) strategies. URL:

Approaches to Eliminate HIV and Opportunistic Pathogens from Oral Reservoirs (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 11/21/14. Synopsis: The goal is to support novel basic and translational research projects that focus on the biology of residual oral reservoirs for HIV and opportunistic oral pathogens. URL:

Gut-Microbiome-Brain Interactions and Mental Health (R21/R33). NIMH. Deadline: 11/25/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research grant applications to investigate mechanisms by which the gut microbiome modulates the development and function of brain circuits that subserve behavioral functions of direct relevance to the mission of the NIMH. URL:

Secondary Analyses of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data (R21). NIAAA. Deadline: 11/25/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages the submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to support the secondary analysis of existing data sets with the goal of enhancing our understanding of patterns of alcohol consumption and the epidemiology of alcohol-related problems. URL:

Chronic Kidney Disease Biomarkers Consortium (CKD BioCon) (U01). NIDDK. Deadline: 12/2/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to establish the second phase of the CKD BioCon through a cooperative agreement. Application for the second phase of the CKD BioCon will be open to members of the original consortium as well as new investigative teams. URL:

Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: The overall purpose of the NIAAA Alcohol Research Center program is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission. URL:

Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (P60). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications using the P60 mechanism that must include an information dissemination core to initiate and expand community education, related to the overall goal of the center. URL:

Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research (U54). NCCAM. Deadline: 12/4/14. Synopsis: The ultimate goal of this program is to develop a definitive approach to determining the clinical relevance of pharmacokinetic interactions between natural products and medications. URL:

Extracellular Vesicles in HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse. NIDA. Deadline: 12/15/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate extracellular vesicles in HIV infection/progression or as potential HIV/AIDS biomarkers or therapeutics. Proposed projects must also explore the potential impact of exposure to substances of abuse. URL: (R01), (R21)

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: A Multilevel Approach (UH2/UH3). NIDCR. Deadline: 12/9/14, 2/27/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The overall goal of this initiative is to establish effective interventions or programs to reduce or eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in vulnerable U.S. children who are between 0 and 21 years of age. URL:

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: Data Coordinating Center (U01). NIDCR. Deadline: 12/9/14, 2/27/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The overall goal of this initiative is to establish effective interventions or programs to reduce or eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in vulnerable U.S. children who are between 0 and 21 years of age. URL:

Collaborative Partnership on Alcohol and Health Disparity Research Center (AHDRC) (U54). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/18/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites U54 applications for the implementation of partnership awards between Institutions serving communities with Alcohol use related health disparities and other institutions with extensive alcohol research programs. URL:

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan. NIH. Deadline: 1/5/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications for the conduct of innovative, collaborative research projects between U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) scientists, on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs. URL: (R01), (R21)

Role of the Microbiome in HIV-1 Vaccine Responses. NIAID. Deadline: 1/7/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research focused on elucidating the role of the microbiome in shaping the host immune responses to HIV-1 transmission and vaccination in the gastrointestinal and genital mucosa. URL: (R01), (R21)

Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease in Down Syndrome (R01). NIA. Deadline: 1/12/15. Synopsis: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to enable the identification of the longitudinal progression of Alzheimer's disease in adults with Down Syndrome using clinical, cognitive, imaging, genetic and biochemical biomarkers. URL:

Epigenetic Analyses of Aging as a Risk Factor for Multiple Chronic Conditions (U34). NIA. Deadline: 1/15/15. Synopsis: A critical question in geroscience is to identify components in the biology of aging that are the underlying risk for multiple chronic diseases and degenerative conditions. Therefore, this FOA will support planning grants to circumscribe the scope of this question and suggest ways to answer it experimentally. URL:

Aging and Neuromuscular Junctions (R01). NIA. Deadline: 1/29/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage cross-disciplinary research to investigate the mechanisms underlying age-related declines in neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) as a functional unit of nerve and muscle, and explore potential avenues for maintaining the NMJs during aging or reversing the age-dependent loss in function of the NMJs using model organisms. URL:

Immune and Inflammatory Mechanisms in Alzheimer's Disease (R01). NIA. Deadline: 1/29/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to establish the role of the brain innate immune system, the systemic immune system, and the crosstalk and changes with age between the two in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. URL:

Interdisciplinary Research to Understand the Vascular Contributions to Alzheimer's Disease (R01). NIA, NINDS. Deadline: 2/3/15. Synopsis: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support interdisciplinary research that will lead to a greater understanding of the mechanisms by which vascular factors contribute to the complex etiology of Alzheimer's disease. URL:

Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01) . NIDDK, NICHD, OBSSR. Deadline: 2/5/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that may increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. URL:

NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13). Deadline: 2/20/15. Synopsis: Grants are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences. URL:

Consortium on Beta-cell Death and Survival (HIRN-CBDS) (UC4). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/3/15. Synopsis: This FOA requests applications for the development of medium- to high-throughput "omics" technologies that can be used to explore human pancreatic tissues with single cell- or near single cell- resolution. URL:

Improving Diabetes Management in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/18/15. Synopsis: The goal is to support research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with type 1 diabetes. URL:

Type 1 Diabetes Complications IMPACT Award (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/19/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research applications proposing innovative studies focused on major obstacles to developing therapeutic approaches for complications of Type 1 Diabetes. URL:

Identification of Novel Targets and Pathways Mediating Weight Loss, Diabetes Resolution and Related Metabolic Disease after Bariatric Surgery in Humans (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/16/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support applications that address the mechanisms by which novel, unexplored targets and pathways, or known targets, mediate the sustained weight loss, diabetes resolution and improvements in other obesity-related metabolic diseases reported following bariatric surgery in humans. URL:

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease prevention in Native American Populations (R01). NIH. 5/12/15, 8/24/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American populations. URL:

Interior Department

The Coastal Program. Fish and Wildlife Service. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: The Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. URL:

The Educational Component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. USGS. Deadline: 11/5/14. Synopsis: NCGMP provides funds for graduate and selected undergraduate students in academic research projects that involve geologic mapping as a major component. Through these cooperative agreements NCGMP hopes to expand the research and educational capacity of academic programs that teach earth science students the techniques of geologic mapping and field data analysis. URL:

Justice Department

National Institute of Justice Funding Opportunities. Deadline: varies. Synopsis: NIJ funds a variety of programs. Solicitations include Data Resources: Funding for the Analysis of Existing Data, Social Science Research on Forensic Science, Research and Evaluation on International Organized Crime, Research and Evaluation in Justice Systems, Research and Evaluation in Crime Control and Prevention, Research on Violence and Victimization Across the Life-Span. URL:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Research Opportunities in Aeronautics - 2014. Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Deadline: Varies, through 12/31/14. Synopsis: Under the FY 2014 ROA NRA, ARMD will continue solicitation of foundational and systems-level research proposals for five programs within ARMD: the Airspace Systems Program, the Aviation Safety Program, the Fundamental Aeronautics Program, the Integrated Systems Research Program, and the Aeronautics Strategy and Management Program. URL:

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)-2014. Deadline: Varies. Synopsis: The HRP contains six Elements: Space Radiation, Human Health and Countermeasures, Exploration Medical Capability, Behavioral Health and Performance, Space Human Factors and Habitability, and International Space Station Medical Project. Fourteen disciplines or areas support the Program: Behavioral Health and Performance, Bone, Cardiovascular, Extravehicular Activity, Immunology, Medical Capabilities, Muscle, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Radiation, Sensorimotor, Advanced Food Technology, Advanced Environmental Health, and Space Human Factors Engineering. URL:

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - 2014. Deadline: Varies, through 4/30/15. Synopsis: This NASA Research Announcement 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. URL:

Astrophysics Explorer Mission of Opportunity Solicitation as SALMON-2 AO Amendment. Deadline: 10/15/14 for notices of intent, 12/18/14 for applications. Synopsis: The NASA Science Mission Directorate is releasing an Astrophysics Explorer 2014 Mission of Opportunity Program Element Appendix (NNH12ZDA006O-APEXMO2) as Amendment 9 to the NASA Second Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-2) Announcement of Opportunity (NNH12ZDA006O). URL:

Announcement of Opportunity for Astrophysics Small Explorer Mission. Deadline: 10/15/14 for notices of intent, 12/18/14 for applications. Synopsis: The NASA Science Mission Directorate is releasing an Astrophysics Explorer 2014 Small Explorer Announcement of Opportunity (NNH14ZDA013O). Astrophysics Explorer investigations must address the NASA strategic objective to discover how the universe works, explore how it began and evolved, and search for life on planets around other stars. URL:

Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) 2015 Dual Use Technology Development at NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. Deadline: 10/1/14, 2/4/15, 3/6/15 for Step-1 white papers. Synopsis: The purpose of this opportunity is to identify technology partnerships that will meet the goal of developing a technology to meet a specific NASA need at MSFC. MSFC has several technology development focus areas for this solicitation including Innovative/Advanced Propulsion Systems; Advanced Manufacturing; Structures and Materials; Avionics Technologies Supporting Spacecraft and Satellite Systems; Technologies Benefitting Program Development, Project Management and Systems Engineering; Systems Technologies Supporting Space Environments Research to Applications (SERA); Technologies Supporting Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS); and Aerodynamic Research Technology Needs. URL:

National Archives and Records Administration

National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants. Deadline: varies. NHPRC seeks proposals in a number of areas, including Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing, Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records, Digitizing Historical Records, Electronic Records Projects, Institute for Historical Editing, and Publishing Historical Records. URL:

National Endowment for the Arts

NEA Research: Art Works, FY 2015. Deadline: 10/21/14. Synopsis: The NEA Office of Research & Analysis will make awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. URL:

NEA Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects, FY 2016. Deadline: 12/8/14. Synopsis: Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. URL:

National Endowment for the Humanities

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: SCHC helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections.URL:

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL): Data, Infrastructure and Computational Methods. NSF, NEH. Deadline: 10/6/14. Synopsis: The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages. URL:

Advanced Technological Education (ATE). Deadline: 10/9/14. Synopsis: With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the ATE program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry. URL:

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG). Deadline: 10/14/14. Synopsis: Research groups supported by RTG must include vertically-integrated activities that span the entire spectrum of educational levels from undergraduates through postdoctoral associates. URL:

Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF). Deadline: 10/15/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. URL:

Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI). Deadline: 10/21/14. Synopsis: The CCI Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. Only organizations receiving Phase I awards in FY 2012 and renewals of Phase II CCIs initiated in FY 2010 are eligible to request Phase II funding in FY 2015. URL:

Arctic Research Opportunities: Arctic Natural Sciences, Arctic Social Sciences, Arctic System Science, Arctic Observing Network and Polar Cyberinfrastructure. Deadline: 10/21/14. Synopsis: The goal is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic’s physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes; the interactions of oceanic, terrestrial, atmospheric, biological, social, cultural, and economic systems; and the connections that define the Arctic. URL:

CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS). Deadline: 10/21/14 for Scholarship Track, 11/14/14 for Capacity Track. Synopsis: The program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development. The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals. URL:

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: 10/22/14 for Physics of Living Systems; 10/29/14 for Experimental Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics; Nuclear Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics; Gravitational Physics; and Education and Interdisciplinary Research; 11/14/14 for Theoretical Nuclear Physics; 12/4/14 for Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics; Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology; Physics at the Information Frontier; 2/4/15 for Accelerator Science. Synopsis: PHY supports physics research and education in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of disciplines. URL:

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR). Deadline: 10/22/14 for Engaged Student Learning: Exploration; 10/24/14 for Institutional and Community Transformation: Exploration; 1/13/15 for Engaged Student Learning: Design and Development, I & II, and for Institutional and Community Transformation: Design and Development. Synopsis: The IUSE program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. URL:

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Deadline: 10/20/14 for Engineering, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research; 10/30/14 for Mathematical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy; 11/3/14 for Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM Education and Learning; 11/4/14 for Life Sciences, Geosciences. Synopsis: The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals early in their graduate careers who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. URL:

CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI). Deadline: 11/6/14. Synopsis: The CRI program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. URL:

SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF). Deadline: 11/10/14. Synopsis: SBE offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: Broadening Participation, and Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences. URL:

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs. Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CISE’s IIS Division supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program; The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.URL:

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs. Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CISE’s CNS Division supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program. URL:

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs. Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CISE’s CCF Division supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program; The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program. URL:

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 12/19/14 for cybersecurity education projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: The CISE SaTC program welcomes proposals that address Cybersecurity from a Trustworthy Computing Systems (TWC) perspective and/or a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) perspective, or from the Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS) perspective. URL:

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH). Deadline: 11/18/14. Synopsis: CNH Program supports interdisciplinary research that examines human and natural system processes and the complex interactions among human and natural systems at diverse scales. URL:

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID). NSF, NIH, USDA, U.K. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Deadline: 11/19/14. Synopsis: The program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. URL:

Sociology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Soc-DDRI). Deadline: 11/25/14. Synopsis: The Sociology Program funds doctoral dissertation research to defray direct costs associated with conducting research, for example, dataset acquisition, additional statistical or methodological training, meeting with scholars associated with original datasets, and fieldwork away from the student’s home campus. URL:

Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP). Deadline: 12/5/14, 3/6/15, 6/5/15. Synopsis: The new internship initiative expands opportunities for NSF Graduate Fellows to enhance their professional development by engaging in mission related research experiences with partner agencies across the federal government. GRIP is open only to NSF Graduate Fellows, recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. URL:

Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF). Deadline: 12/8/14. Synopsis: During tenure, fellows will affiliate with an appropriate research institution(s) and conduct research on topics supported by OCE. URL:

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF). Deadline: 1/29/15. Synopsis: DMREF is the primary program by which NSF participates in the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness. DMREF integrates materials discovery, development, property optimization, and systems design and optimization, with each employing a toolset to be developed within a materials innovation infrastructure. URL:

State of California

California Energy Commission. Advancing Cleaner, Less Costly, More Reliable Distributed Generation to Enable Customer Solutions and Zero-Net Energy Communities. Deadline: 10/20/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development activities to increase the technical performance and value of distributed biopower and photovoltaic technologies. Awards will support development, lab-scale, and pilot-scale demonstrations of pre-commercial technologies and strategies that are designed to solve specific problems in the electricity sector. URL:

California Energy Commission. Electric Program Investment Charge Demonstrating Bioenergy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid. Deadline: 11/7/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund technology demonstration and deployment projects that demonstrate and appraise the operational and performance characteristics of pre-commercial biomass conversion technologies, generation systems, and development strategies. URL:

University of California

UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty: Deadline: 10/6/14. Synopsis: Small grants of up to $1,500 support 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 in the areas of Mexico-Related Studies—All Disciplines, Latino Studies, United States-Mexican Relation, Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues, Latino and Mexican Topics in the Arts, and Collaborative Research Projects with Investigators at Mexican Institutions. URL:

UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies. UC Berkeley-Chile Seed Funds. Deadline: 10/17/14. Synopsis: Chile’s National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) offers seed funds to enable UC Berkeley and Chilean faculty/researchers to launch early-stage collaborative research projects. Applicants are encouraged to involve UC Berkeley and Chilean students in their projects. URL:

UC Natural Reserve System. Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant Program. Deadline: 10/20/14. Synopsis: Grants support graduate students at all UC campuses except UCSF for their independent and field science studies at NRS reserves. These grants not only encourage students to conduct research, but also provide experience in applying for grants, meeting deadlines, and managing a budget. URL:

California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. Prevention Initiatives RFP: Chemical Safety Testing to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk. Deadline: 10/22/14. Synopsis: This initiative aims to advance the science of chemical testing and the understanding of biological pathways to breast cancer with the ultimate goal of developing policies related to breast cancer prevention. URL:

California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. Prevention Initiatives RFP: Occupational Chemical Exposures in California and Breast Cancer Risk. Deadline: 10/22/14. Synopsis: This initiative supports projcts identifying significant chemical exposures affecting large numbers of women in the California workplace. URL:

California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Awards. Deadline: 10/30/14 for required letters of intent, 12/12/15 for proposals. Synopsis: IDEA awards support speculative, exploratory, high-risk/high-reward projects with a primary focus on breast cancer. URL:

California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. Translational Research Award. Deadline: 10/30/14 for required letters of intent, 12/12/15 for proposals. Synopsis: CBCRP is committed to supporting research that is on a critical path for practical application. URL:

UC Berkeley. Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Deadline: 11/1/14. Synopsis: The Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. URL:

UCOP. President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Deadline: 11/1/14. Synopsis: The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC. URL:

California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. CBCRP Conference Awards. Deadline: 11/5/14. Synopsis: At least one major objective of the conference or event must focus on breast cancer and at least 50 percent of the event must be devoted to accomplishing the breast cancer objective(s). Funding preference will be given to events that bring together people with different perspectives who do not usually meet and exchange views and to events that are more likely to lead to new research projects and new collaborations. URL:

California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. CBCRP Community Research Collaboration Awards. Deadline: 11/5/14 for pre-application research plans, 12/12/15 for applications. Synopsis: Awards fund community organizations - such as breast cancer advocacy organizations, community clinics and other organizations serving women with breast cancer - to work in teams with well-trained, experienced research scientists. URL:

UC Berkeley, Berkeley Food Institute. 2015 BFI Seed Grant. Deadline: 11/14/14. Synopsis: BFI is offering funding for faculty and cooperative extension specialists at UC Berkeley for innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects. BFI works to catalyze and support transformative change in food systems, to promote diversity, justice, resilience, and health, from the local to the global. URL:

UC Institute for Research in the Arts. Major Grants. Deadline: 11/15/14. Synopsis: UCIRA supports creative research and critical discourse by UC faculty and students working in all genres and with a wide array of community partners. Grant categories include Graduate Grants, Open Classroom Challenge, and Mini-Grants. URL:

France-Berkeley Fund 2015 Call for Projects, UC Berkeley. Deadline: 1/30/15. 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. Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded as seed money for new, innovative, bi-national collaborative research. Applications are welcome from all fields. URL:

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), UCOP. Special Projects. 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. URL:

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. The maximum amount of a request can be $5,000. URL:

Nonprofit and Other Agencies

For funding opportunities from nonprofit and other agencies, please use the Pivot database to search or browse program announcements.

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. 2015 Pilot and Research Award RFA . Deadline: 10/10/14 for letters of intent, 2/13/15 for applications. Synopsis: The mission of SFARI is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance throughout the world. URL:

Center of Excellence in Stem Cell Genomics, Stanford University. Collaborative Research Program: Call for Applications. Deadline: 10/31/14. Synopsis: A major part of the CESCG mission is to establish a Collaborative Research Program (CRP) to support the genomics research needs of stem cell investigators in California. Through the CRP funding of individual collaborative research projects, the CESCG will provide expertise and resources for the development and application of new and innovative genomic and epigenomic approaches for human stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. URL:

HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Trust Challenge: Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments. Deadline: 11/3/14. Synopsis: The Trust Challenge will award a total of $1.2 million to institutions and organizations that tackle questions about trust in connected learning environments. Successful applicants will develop digital tools (apps, badge systems, data management platforms, online learning content, etc.) that engender trust, safety, and privacy in connected learning environments, and that empower learners to connect and learn anywhere, anytime in ways that are equitable, social, participatory, and interest-driven. URL:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Grand Challenges Explorations. Deadline: 11/12/14. Synopsis: Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Topics are: Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control; New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission; New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children; Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments to Create an Economic Ecosystem that Will Help Lift the Poorest Out of Poverty; Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age; New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions. URL:

Knight Foundation. Knight Cities Challenge. Deadline: 11/14/14. Synopsis: The Knight Cities Challenge is seeking new ideas that make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. The challenge is offering $5 million for innovative projects that answer the question: What’s your best idea to make cities more successful? The challenge is open to innovators of all types: architects, activists, artists, city planners, entrepreneurs, students, educators, city officials, as well as governments and organizations. URL: