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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

Conservation Innovation Grants. NRCS. Deadline: 5/10/16. Synopsis: The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production.

Global Change, Ultraviolet Radiation Monitoring and Research Program. NIFA. Deadline: 5/16/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research and research infrastructure which: generates an uninterrupted stream of climatology data; determines mechanisms and symptoms of plant and animal response; and applies tightly integrated models to assess regional and national impacts (both biological and economic) of multiple plant stressors.

Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Request for Pre-Applications. NIFA. Deadline: 5/16/16 for required preapplications, 8/18/16 for invited applications. Synopsis: NIFA requests pre-applications f to address priorities identified by the Citrus Disease Sub-committee of the National Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board through the integration of research and extension activities that use systems-based, trans-disciplinary approaches.

Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research. NIFA. Deadline: 5/17/16. Synopsis: The program will fund projects that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry and focus on one or more of the following program priorities: (1) Genetics of commercial aquaculture species. (2) Critical disease issues impacting aquaculture species. (3) Design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems. (4) Economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability.

Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - Methyl Bromide Transition. NIFA. Deadline: 5/31/16. Synopsis: The methyl bromide transition program addresses the immediate needs and the costs of transition that have resulted from the scheduled phase-out of the pesticide methyl bromide.

Food Safety Outreach Program. NIFA. Deadline: 6/2/16. Synopsis: Under the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program, NIFA and the FDA began jointly funding an infrastructure of national and regional centers to extend food safety education, training, education, and technical assistance to those affected by Food Safety Modernization Act.

Crop Protection and Pest Management. NIFA. Deadline: 6/8/16. Synopsis: The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program is to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels.

Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification. NIFA. Deadlne: 6/20/16. Synopsis: YFSEC supports national efforts to deliver timely, pertinent, and appropriate farm safety education to youth seeking employment or already employed in agricultural production.

AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 8/3/16. Synopsis: This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption.

Commerce Department

NOAA Science Collaboration Program. Deadline: 6/13/16. Synopsis: Through this funding opportunity, NOAA is also interested in supporting complementary earth-systems modeling efforts in areas such as hydrology and coastal dynamics which can serve as a catalyst for collaborations between NOAA professionals and scientists supported through this program.

Regional Innovation Strategies Program. Economic Development Administration. Deadline: 6/24/16. Synopsis: Funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups.

FY2016 to FY2017 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). Deadline: 9/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this notice is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with NOAA's strategic plan and mission goals.

Defense Department

Center of Excellence: Multi-Fidelity Modeling of Combustion Instabilities. AFOSR. Deadline: 5/11/16. Synopsis: The focus must be research to develop fundamental understanding of, and efficient, comprehensive, and predictive models for, the unique physics and mathematics that characterize combustion instabilities in liquid fueled rockets.

Intense and Compact Neutron Sources Phase Two (ICONS2). DARPA. Deadline: 5/13/16 for abstract, 6/23/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The ICONS2 Program in DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office is seeking innovative ideas and novel approaches to achieve revolutionary increases in neutron source intensity and reductions in device size, weight, and power for in-the-field neutron radiography and analytical techniques.

INTERfering and Co-Evolving Prevention and Therapy. DARPA. Deadline: 5/19/16 for abstracts, 7/7/16 for proposals. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals for research to explore and develop therapeutic interfering particles as a novel approach to address infections from fast evolving viral pathogens.

Collaborative Center for Multidisciplinary Sciences Program. Air Force Research Lab. Deadline: 5/30/16. Synopsis: AFRL/RQVC is interested in providing assistance to create a partnership to collaborate on basic and applied research in the area of aerospace vehicle design and assessment methods to include as areas of interest: high-fidelity system level design optimization, risk-quantified multi-source coupled analyses and sensitivities, goal oriented adaptive analyses, risk-quantified design space exploration and experimental validation.

Air Force Fiscal Year 2017 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). Deadline: 6/1/16. Synopsis: The program objective is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.

Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT). DARPA. Deadline: 6/2/16. Synopsis: DARPA seeks innovative proposals to develop technology for enhancing cognitive skill learning in healthy adults by using noninvasive peripheral neurostimulation to promote synaptic plasticity in the brain.

DSO Office-wide BAA. DARPA. Deadline: 6/2/16 for abstracts, 7/2/16 for proposals. Synopsis: This BAA solicits executive summaries, abstracts and proposals for revolutionary research efforts applicable to the Defense Sciences Office mission.

Broad Agency Announcement for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps FY2017 Basic Research Challenge (BRC) Program. Deadline: 6/3/16 for required white papers, 8/12/16 for proposals. Synopsis: ONR is interested in receiving proposals for basic research relating to the following topic areas: Establishing a Multiscale Theory for Cavitation in Complex Soft Materials; Understanding the Phase-Resolved Bottom-Side IONosphere (BSION); Decentralized Perception in Data-Rich Dynamic Environments; A Scientific Basis for Enhanced Manufacturability with Electrical Currents; Distributed Sensing, Actuation and Control in Soft Materials for Flexible Appendages; Predictive and Causal Modeling - Bridging the Gap; New Opportunities to Transform Wall-bounded Turbulence Understanding.

Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide. DARPA. Deadline: 6/10/16 for abstracts, 8/2/16 for proposals. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the I2O . I2O develops high-payoff information science and technology to provide a decisive information advantage for the U.S. and its allies.

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). AFOSR, ARO, ONR. Deadline: 7/22/16. Synopsis: DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited United States institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation.

Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI). AFOSR, ARO, ONR. Deadline: 8/1/16 for white papers (encouraged), 11/15/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD.

DoD USAMRMC FY16 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research. Deadline: 9/30/16. Synopsis: The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s 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. This FY16 BAA is intended to solicit extramural research and development ideas.

Strategic Technologies. DARPA. Deadline: 12/21/16. 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.

Biological Technologies. DARPA. Deadlnie: 4/28/17. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO).

Energy Department

Theoretical Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy Science. Deadline: 5/13/16 for required letters of intent, 6/17/16 for applications. Synopsis: The specific areas of interest are: 1. Macroscopic Stability 2. Confinement and Transport 3. Boundary Physics 4. Plasma Heating & Non-inductive Current Drive, and 5. Energetic Particles.

Next Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Auotmated On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR). ARPA-E. Deadline: 5/24/16 for required concept papers. Synopsis: The NEXTCAR Program seeks to fund the development of new and emerging vehicle dynamic and powertrain control technologies that can reduce the energy consumption of future vehicles through the use of connectivity and vehicle automation.

REFUEL FOA. ARPA-E. Deadline: 5/25/16 for required concept papers. Synopsis: The purpose of the Renewable Energy to Fuels through Utilization of Energy-dense Liquids (REFUEL) program is to develop scalable technologies for conversion of electrical or thermal energy from renewable sources into chemical energy contained in energy dense Carbon-Neutral Liquid Fuels that can be stored, transported, and later converted into hydrogen or electricity to provide power for transportation and distributed energy generation.

Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS). ARPA-E. Deadline: 5/26/16 for required concept papers. Synopsis: This program is pursuing technologies that increase the precision and throughput of crop breeding for improved root-soil biogeochemical function.

Methane Hydrates. NETL. Deadline: 5/27/16. Synopsis: The objective of this FOA is to solicit cost shared applications that focus on fundamental research assessing the scale, development, and nature of hydrate-bearing geological systems, the role of these systems in the natural environment, the potential of these systems for commercial recovery of methane, and the potential environmental implications of methane hydrate resource recovery.

Methane Emissions Mitigation and Quantification from Natural Gas Infrastructure. NETL. Deadline: 6/13/16. Synopsis: A public research effort is needed to find more effective and cost efficient ways to mitigate methane emissions and better quantify the sources, volumes and rates of methane emissions across the natural gas infrastructure.

Synchrophasor Applications and Tools for Reliability and Asset Management. NETL. Deadline: 6/30/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to advance two classes of software applications that rely on synchrophasor data: Reliability Management and Asset Management.

FY 2016 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Department of Energy - Office of Science. Deadline: 9/30/16. Synopsis: The Office of Science 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.

Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS) 2015. ARPA-E. Deadline: 9/30/16 for required concept papers. Synopsis: This FOA provides a continuing opportunity for the rapid support of early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology.

Environmental Protection Agency

San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund. Deadline: 5/27/16. Synopsis: EPA Region 9 is soliciting proposals under this announcement from eligible entities to improve water quality and restore aquatic habitat (i.e. wetlands) in San Francisco Bay and its watersheds.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation Science in CDC-funded Public Health Demonstration Projects (Admin Supp). NIMH. Deadline: 6/15/16. Synopsis: NIMH calls for FY16 administrative supplements that would conduct implementation science research related to a CDC-funded public health initiative to reduce HIV infections in men who have sex with men and transgender individuals through improved HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis planning, outreach, and delivery.

Discovery of the Genetic Basis of Childhood Cancers and of Structural Birth Defects: Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (X01). NIH. Deadline: 6/17/16. Synopsis: NIH invites applications to use whole genome sequencing at a Kids First-supported sequencing center to elucidate the genetic contribution to childhood cancers, and to investigate the genetic etiology of structural birth defects.

Pediatric Anesthesia Safety Initiative (PASI) (U01). FDA. Deadline: 6/17/16. Synopsis: This award is intended to provide support for developing and maintaining an organizational infrastructure to support a broad-based public-private partnership under FDA's PASI. Specific projects under the PASI may also be funded.

Image-guided Drug Delivery (R01). NCI, NIBIB. Deadline: 6/21/16, 11/22/16. Synopsis: This FOA will support innovative research projects that are focused on image-guided drug delivery, including real-time image guidance, monitoring, quantitative in vivo characterizations and validation of delivery and response.

Improving Diabetes Management in Children with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 6/22/16. Synopsis: The goal is to support research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve management of type 1 diabetes in young children (under 5 years old) and/or school-aged children (ages 5-9 years old).

Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Type 1 Diabetes Management in Adults (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 6/22/16. Synopsis: The goal is to support research that will identify barriers and facilitators to good diabetes self-management in adults with type 1 diabetes.

Improving Diabetes Management in Pre-teens, Adolescents and/or Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 6/22/16. Synopsis: The goal is to encourage applications from institutions/organizations proposing to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in pre-teens (ages 10-12), adolescents (ages 13-18) and/or young adults (ages 19-30) with type 1 diabetes.

Integrating Biospecimen Science Approaches into Clinical Assay Development (U01). NCI. Deadline: 6/22/16. Synopsis: This FOA will support extramural research to investigate and mitigate challenges facing clinical assay development due to biopsy biospecimen preanalytical variability.

The Role of the Human Virome in Heart, Lung, and Blood Health and Resilience (R61/R33). NHLBI. Deadline: 6/24/16, 8/9/16 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to support research to identify and evaluate the basic underlying molecular and physiological mechanisms by which the virome may influence heart, lung, and blood health and resilience.

Emerging Questions in Cancer Systems Biology (U01). NCI. Deadline: 6/24/16, 11/18/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites cooperative agreement applications for Research Projects that utilize systems biology approaches to address emerging questions in cancer initiation, progression, and treatment.

Revision Applications to R01 Awards for Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (R01). Deadline: 6/28/16, 10/28/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites revision applications from investigators with active NIH R01 research grants.

Revision Applications to U01 Awards for Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (U01). Deadline: 6/28/16, 10/28/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites revision applications from investigators with active NCI U01 research project awards.

Revision Applications to P50 Awards for Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (P50). Deadline: 6/28/16, 10/28/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites revision applications from currently funded NCI P50 Centers.

Revision Applications to P01 Awards for Research on the NCI's Provocative Questions (P01). Deadline: 6/28/16, 10/28/16. Synopsis: This FOA nvites revision applications from currently funded NCI P01 Program Projects.

Collaborating Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (U01). FDA. Deadline: 6/28/16. Synopsis: This FOA will provide support, depending on availability of FDA funding, for: 1) competing continuation of existing CERSIs and 2) establishment of one or more new CERSIs.

Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP): Dissemination and Implementation of Child Health Quality Measures Cooperative Research Grants (U18). AHRQ. Deadline: 6/28/16. Synopsis: The FOA invites cooperative agreement applications to support the dissemination and implementation of a subset of new child health quality measures developed by the PQMP-COE in key pediatric measurement and quality improvement gap areas through the work of multi-disciplinary partnership teams.

Cooperative Study Group for Autoimmune Disease Prevention (U01). NIAID. Deadlne: 6/29/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications from institutions or consortia of institutions to participate in a cooperative study group focused on prevention of human autoimmune disease.

Research Answers to NCI’s Pediatric Provocative Questions (R01) (R21). Deadline: 6/30/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications for research projects designed to use sound and innovative strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in childhood cancer research identified by the National Cancer Institute as the NCI’s Pediatric Provocative Questions.

Human Tissue Models for Infectious Diseases (U19). NIAID. Deadline: 7/6/16. Synopsis: This FOA will establish multidisciplinary research Centers focused on developing innovative in vitro human tissue models for basic and translational research on infectious diseases.

NHLBI TOPMed Program: Integrative Omics Approaches for Analysis of TOPMed Data (U01). Deadline: 7/6/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to join the NHLBI Trans Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) program.

Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Detection of Aggressive Cancer (U01). NCI. Deadline: 7/11/16, 12/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to: (i) invite researchers to submit collaborative research project applications to improve cancer screening, early detection of aggressive cancer, assessment of cancer risk and cancer diagnosis aimed at integrating multi-modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies into a singular complementary approach, and (ii) establish a Consortium for Imaging and Biomarkers to perform collaborative studies, exchange information, share knowledge and leverage common resources.

Cooperative Agreement to Develop Targeted Agents for Use with Systemic Agents Plus Radiotherapy (U01). NCI. Deadline: 7/14/16, 12/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications that propose studies to enhance pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo testing of NCI-prioritized molecularly targeted anti-cancer agents for use with radiation therapy combined with systemic chemotherapy.

Research Partnerships for Scaling Up Mental Health Interventions in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (U19). NIMH. Deadline: 7/15/16. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications to address implementation questions facing World Bank designated low- and middle-income countries in their efforts to scale up sustainable, evidence-based mental health interventions and thereby eliminate the mental health care treatment gap for children, women, and men.

NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3). Deadline: 7/18/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support outstanding basic and/or clinical researchers with the vision and expertise to translate research discoveries into medications for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders stemming from tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or prescription opiate use.

Growing Great Ideas: Research Education Course in Product Development and Entrepreneurship for Life Science Researchers (R25). NIDA. Deadline: 7/20/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to develop and implement research education programs/short courses in entrepreneurship, innovation and product development specifically targeting bench life scientists.

Adult Maturational Changes and Dysfunctions in Emotion Regulation (R01) (R21). NIMH, NIA. Deadline: 7/22/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for mechanistic research on how age- and sex-related changes in emotion processing develop over the adult life course and how these changes may interact with and inform the understanding of affective dysregulation in adult mental disorders and Alzheimer's disease.

Oral Immune System Plasticity in Chronic HIV Infection Under Treatment and Oral Co-Infections (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 7/25/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits research projects that study the mechanisms of oral immune system plasticity relevant to chronic HIV infection and oral coinfections.

Immunity in Neonates and Infants (U01). NIAID, NICHD, NIEHS. Deadline: 7/29/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to advance current knowledge of the developing immune system during the first year of life and to encourage innovative approaches to more fully understand the distinct characteristics of neonatal/infant immune responses.

Animal-Assisted Interventions for Special Populations (R03) (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 7/29/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites grant applications for research to examine the safety and efficacy of the inclusion of animals in therapy and rehabilitation for children and individuals with disabilities, neurological conditions, behavioral, emotional and mental health issues and related health outcomes, as well as the adaptation of healthy behaviors and the enhancement of learning in special need and at-risk populations.

Understanding HIV Rebound (P01). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 7/27/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support multi-disciplinary, Program Project applications aimed at understanding specific mechanisms, biomarkers, and pathways associated with rebound of HIV viremia.

Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01). NIAID. Deadlne: 8/1/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications proposing innovative, high risk, high impact research to identify novel HIV vaccine concepts and targets.

Improving Physical Infrastructure to Revisions of Center Grants (P40). NIH. Deadline: 8/1/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites revision applications to active NIH Center Grant awards of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The revised applications will propose improvements to physical infrastructure to enhance animal model research.

Prevention Innovation Program III (PIP) (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 8/3/16. Synopsis: The PIP encourages research applications in Non-vaccine Biomedical Prevention (nBP) research. The PIP is intended to support high-risk/innovative research and development efforts to establish and maintain a sustainable pipeline for the prevention of HIV acquisition/transmission.

Identification of Small Molecules for Sustained-Release Anti-HIV Products (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 8/3/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to identify existing anti-HIV molecules, or discover new highly potent and selective anti-HIV small molecules, with the potential for development as sustained release products (SRP) with a dosing interval from once a week to once every three months or longer.

NIDDK Short-Term Research Experience Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) (R25). Deadline: 8/9/16. Synopsis: STEP-UP provides funding to research institutions to provide for a national summer research experience program for both high school and undergraduate students for eight to ten weeks.

Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program Si2/R00. NIH. Deadline: 8/26/16. The program offers the opportunity for a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities and contains two phases.

NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1). Deadline: 9/2/16. Synopsis: The initiative complements NIH's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing illness and disability.

Biomarkers Discovery In Parkinsonism (U01). NINDS. Deadline: 9/6/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support hypothesis-driven research to discover human biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease and other Parkinsonian syndromes.

NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2). Deadline: 9/9/16. Synopsis: The initiative supports a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research.

Novel Strategies for Targeting HIV-CNS Reservoirs without Reactivation (R01) (R21). NIMH, NIDA, NINDS. Deadline: 9/9/16. Synopsis: This funding opportunity announcement invites research grant applications focused on: identifying HIV-1-infected cells in the central nervous system (CNS) compartment that are latently infected; developing strategies for targeting these latently infected cells; and aiming to achieve viral silencing leading to inhibition of viral production, without the need for pro-viral reactivation.

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Optimization of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01). NINDS, NEI, NIAMS, NIEHS. Deadline: 9/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA requests research applications seeking support for research on the optimization of small molecule or biologic compounds that are excellent candidates for therapeutic development.

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Identification of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01). NINDS, NEI, NIAMS, NIEHS. Deadline: 9/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA requests new research applications for Cooperative Agreement Research Projects (U01s) seeking support for research on the identification of small molecule or biologic lead compounds that are excellent candidates for therapeutic development.

NIDA Research Center of Excellence Grant Program (P50). Deadline: 9/25/16. Synopsis: NIDA supports research center grants to foster an innovative, synergistic and thematically coherent approach to drug abuse and addiction research and to enable studies that would not occur without the climate, facilities and/or interactive research resources that a research center can uniquely provide.

Partnerships for Countermeasures Against Select Pathogens (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/3/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit research applications for milestone-driven projects focused on preclinical development of lead candidate countermeasures (therapeutics, vaccines and related technologies, or diagnostics) against select NIAID Emerging Infectious Diseases/Pathogens.

Systems Biology of Aging (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research projects with the potential to develop networks of aging using lifespan as the observable phenotype.

NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01). Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: The Awards support 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.

Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadlne: 10/11/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide support for innovative and promising intervention research designed to improve smoking cessation outcomes among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.

Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages transdisciplinary research that will leverage cognitive neuroscience to improve traditional measurement of cognitive impairment following cancer treatment, often referred to as “chemobrain.”

Natural History Studies for Rare Disease Product Development: Orphan Products Research Project Grant (R01). FDA. Deadline: 10/14/16. Synopsis: The objective is to support studies that advance rare disease medical product development through characterization of the natural history of rare diseases/conditions, identification of genotypic and phenotypic subpopulations, and development and/or validation of clinical outcome measures, biomarkers and/or companion diagnostics.

Limited Competition: NIGMS Legacy Community-Wide Scientific Resources (R24). Deadline: 10/18/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support important “legacy” resources developed as a result of NIGMS research activities that are central to the mission of NIGMS and demonstrate a high value to a community of researchers that NIGMS supports, but are no longer eligible for support under their original initiatives.

Investigator-Initiated Clinical Sequencing Research (R01). NHGRI. Deadline: 10/20/16, 11/15/16 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose o is to broaden the NHGRI investigator-initiated portfolio in genomic medicine by stimulating research that informs the implementation of genome sequencing in clinical care.

Noise-Induced Cochlear Synaptopathy: Basic Studies Informing Potential Therapies (R01). NIDCD. Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites research applications that will further our understanding of the cellular and subcellular basis of noise-induced cochlear synaptopathy.

Basic Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions (R21). NIH. Deadline: 12/6/16. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to stimulate basic inquiry into the mechanisms that influence people within their larger social contexts to manage one or multiple conditions over the lifecourse.

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.

Interior Department

2017 Earthquake Hazards External Grants Program. USGS. Deadline: 5/25/16. Synopsis: USGS Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) annual Announcement for assistance to support research in earthquake hazards, the physics of earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake safety policy.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) 2016 at NASA John C. Stennis Center. Deadline: 9/30/16. Synopsis: Projects will be joint technology development efforts that will include collaboration with NASA or NASA support contractor personnel. Categories of interest: Rocket Propulsion Test Technologies, Helium Recovery Technology, Nuclear Thermal Propulsion System Testing, Innovative Thermal Materials, Energy Harvesting, Facility Improvement Areas.

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

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

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF-USDA Joint Funding Opportunity - Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs) to Develop and Enable Breakthrough Technologies for Animal and Plant Phenomics and Microbiomes. Deadline: 5/12/16. Synopsis: This Activity is soliciting proposals to support development of innovative approaches for phenotyping and microbiome characterizations, as well as for elucidating the role of microbiomes in plants and animals.

Ideas Lab: Measuring "Big G" Challenge. Deadline: 5/16/16 for required preliminary proposals, 10/26/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The ultimate aim of this Ideas Lab organized by the Physics Division of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate at the NSF, in collaboration with experts in the field, is to facilitate the development of new experiments designed to measure Newton’s gravitational constant G with relative uncertainties approaching or surpassing one part in 100,000.

Antarctic Research. Deadline: 5/16/16. Synopsis: Antarctic fieldwork will be supported for research that can only be performed or is best performed in Antarctica.

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (AAW). Deadline: 6/1/16. Synopsis: The program supports writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and human endeavors on the southernmost continent.

Dear Colleague Letter: Advanced Cellular Biomanufacturing. Deadline: 6/1/16. Synopsis: This DCL is aimed at identifying opportunities for leveraging and synthesizing conceptual scientific and technological innovation integrating disciplines such as immunology, cell biology and engineering, and to enhance developments in cellular biomanufacturing for the purposes of accelerating solutions to critical challenges in the field.

Dear Colleague Letter: Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing - Public Participation in Engineering Research. Deadline: 6/1/16. Synopsis: Through this DCL , the Divisions of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation and Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems within the NSF Directorate for Engineering invite proposals in the area of Public Participation in Engineering Research, focusing on Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing.

Plant-Biotic Interactions. NSF, USDA NIFA. Deadline: 6/6/16. Synopsis: The program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests.

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). NSF, DHS, DOT, NASA, NIH, USDA. Deadline: 6/7/16. Synopsis: The goal of the CPS program is to develop the core system science needed to engineer complex cyber-physical systems that people can use or interact with and depend upon.

Science Learning+ Partnership Grants. Deadline: 6/14/16. Synopsis: Science Learning+ is an open call for proposals for Partnership Grants through an international partnership between the NSF and the Wellcome Trust with the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

US Ignite. NSF, DOJ. Deadline: 6/14/16. Synopsis: This solicitation builds on the experience and community infrastructure gained from initial US Ignite activities to further engage the US academic research and non-profit communities along with local cities, municipalities, and regions in exploring the challenges of developing and applying next-generation networking to problems of significant public interest and benefit.

Tectonics. Deadline: 7/8/16. Synopsis: The program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere.

GeoPRISMS Program. Deadline: 7/26/16. Synopsis: GeoPRISMS Program investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales.

Management and Operation of the National Geophysical Observatory for Geoscience (NGEO). Deadline: 8/1/16 for required letters of intent, 12/30/16 for proposals. Synopsis: NSF hereby solicits proposals to manage and operate one or more components of the NGEO.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Deadline: 9/6/16. Synopsis: The program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers.

Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS). Deadline: 9/14/16. Synopsis: The Division of Mathematical Sciences in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at NSF and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at NIH plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences.

Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF). Deadline: 10/19/16. 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.

University of California

UC Multicampus-National Lab Collaborative Research and Training (UC-NL CRT) Awards. UC Laboratory Fees Research Program. Deadline: 6/2/16 for required letters of intent, 8/4/16 for proposals. Synopsis: These awards support collaborations consisting of at least four UC campuses and either LANL or LLNL conducting research in one of three targeted areas: 1) biological applications of advanced computing; 2) high energy density science; and 3) mesoscale materials science.

UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowships (UC-NL GF). UC Laboratory Fees Research Program. Deadline: 6/2/16 for required letters of intent, 9/8/16 for proposals. Synopsis: These Fellowships support doctoral graduate students to conduct in-residence dissertation research at LANL or LLNL in any area relevant to the labs.

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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