Funding Program Announcements
These summaries of selected funding opportunity announcements with upcoming deadlines are compiled from Grants.gov and from agency announcements.
Find programs with funding in your area of interest by using the Pivot database to search or browse program announcements from federal and regional government sponsors, foundations, and other organizations. Federal agency program announcements are also available on Grants.gov. For information on limited submission funding programs, where the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals a campus can submit, see Limited Submission Programs on the Sponsored Projects Office website.
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Climate Program Office 2018. NOAA. Deadline: 8/14/17 or 9/11/17. Synopsis: CPO supports research through three major program areas: Ocean Observations and Monitoring, Earth System Science and Modeling, and Climate and Societal Interactions.
Bluefin Tuna Research Program. NOAA. Deadline: 9/1/17. Synopsis: The program is a means of advancing research objectives to address the information needs to improve the science-based fisheries management for Atlantic bluefin tuna.
FY18 Cooperative Research Program (CRP). NOAA. Deadline: 9/22/17. Synopsis: CRP supports projects to improve and strengthen the relationship between fisheries researchers from NMFS, state fishery agencies, and universities and the U.S. fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic and Caribbean.
Center of Excellence: Trusted Human-Machine Teaming. AFOSR. Deadline: 8/18/17. Synopsis: The Air Force Office of Scientific Research seeks unclassified proposals from educational institutions in the United States for a University Center of Excellence (UCoE) in in Trusted Human-Machine Teaming.
FY2018 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP). Deadline: 9/15/17. Synopsis: YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment, have begun their first appointment on or after 31 December 2012, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.
National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) 2018 Broad Agency Announcement. ONR. Deadline: 10/16/17. Synopsis: This BAA provides research opportunities for three topics: CubeSat Sensors for Investigating Littoral Ocean and Atmosphere Dynamics; Improved and Routine Production, Stewardship and Application of the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature; and In-situ Ocean Sensor Research and Technology Development.
FY2018 Basic Research Challenge (BRC) Program. ONR. Deadline: 11/17/17. Synopsis: Topic areas: Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra for Large-Scale, Efficient Matrix Computations ; Levitated Optomechanics; Exploring Compositional Space to Predict and Evolve Multi-Principal Element Alloys; Guaranteed Performance of Multibody Control Systems.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions. Deadline: 8/3/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions. Deadline: 8/3/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): American History and Civics Education: National Activities Grants. Deadline: 8/10/17 for notices of intent, 8/21/17 for applications. Synopsis: The program promotes innovative instruction, learning strategies, and professional development in American history, civics and government, and geography.
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): International Research and Studies Program: Research, Studies, and Surveys. Deadline: 8/14/17. Synopsis: The program provides grants to conduct research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Special Education Research. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Research Training Programs in Special Education. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institutes of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research and Development Centers. Deadline: 9/21/17. Synopsis: : The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education. Deadline: 9/21/17. Synopsis: : The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Innovative Technology Development to Enhance Fossil Power System Efficiency. NETL. Deadline: 7/24/17. Synopsis: DOE is seeking applications that propose concepts and technologies that will make significant and cost-effective progress toward achieving these step-change benefits for electric generating units and industrial plants that use fossil fuel.
Collaborative Research on International and Domestic Spherical Tokamaks. Deadline: 8/4/17 for preapplications , 9/1/17 for applications. Synopsis: The Fusion Energy Sciences Program of the Office of Science seeks grant applications for collaborative research using domestic and international spherical tokamak facilities.
Small Scale Modularization of Gasification Technology Components for Radically Engineered Modular Systems. NETL. Deadline: 8/8/17. Synopsis: Applications are being solicited to develop emerging gasification technologies that may be advantageously reduced to practice at the modular small scale to support accomplishment of program goals via the Radically Engineered Modular Systems concept.
Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics. Deadline: 8/10/17 for letters of intent, 9/12/17 for applications. Synopsis: The HEP program invites applications for support of research programs in High Energy Physics.
Technology Development to Ensure Environmentally Sustainable CO2 Injection Operations. NETL. Deadline: 8/11/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications on research to develop techniques, tools, and methodologies that improve detection and assessment of CO2 stored in the target reservoir.
Partnership for Offshore Carbon Storage Resources and Technology Development in the Gulf of Mexico. NETL. Deadline: 8/14/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications to facilitate offshore geologic storage of CO2 in the Gulf of Mexico by creating government-industry partnership(s) that are focused on assembling the knowledge base required for secure, long-term, large-scale CO2 storage, with or without enhanced hydrocarbon recovery.
Advanced Technology Solutions for Unconventional Oil and Gas Development. NETL. Deadline: 8/15/17. Synopsis: This purpose is to award projects that focus on critical gaps in our understanding of reservoir behavior and optimal completion, stimulation and wastewater disposal strategies in order to increase and enable more cost-efficient and environmentally sound recovery from shale gas, tight oil, and tight gas resources.
Advanced Manufacturing Graduate-Level Traineeships. Deadline: 8/18/17 for concept papers, 9/13/17 for applications. Synopsis: DOE intends to fund university-led Traineeship Programs that address workforce training needs in the early-stage technology area of advanced materials and process technologies of high importance to manufacturing.
Environmental Protection Agency
National Priorities:Transdisciplinary Research into Detecting and Controlling Lead in Drinking Water. Deadline: 8/15/17. Synopsis: EPA is seeking applications proposing to identify communities that are at a high risk of experiencing the adverse health effects of lead in drinking water; identify opportunities to mitigate these risks; and conduct educational and outreach efforts so that water system managers and the general public areaware of these risks and opportunities.
Health and Human Services Department
For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.
Extracellular Vesicles and Substance Use Disorders (R01) (R21). NIDA. Deadline: 8/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate the interplay between extracellular vesicles (EVs) and substance use disorders (SUDs).
Pre-application for a Biomedical Technology Research Resource (X02). NIGMS. Deadline: 8/15/17. Synopsis: This announcement encourages pre-applications for the creation of national Biomedical Technology Research Resources (BTRRs).
Inter-organelle Communication in Cancer (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 8/16/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research projects that examine how inter-organelle communication in cancer cells and/or tumor-associated cells affects cellular function, adaptation, and phenotypic plasticity.
Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01) (R21). FDA, NIH. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.
Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03). FDA, NIH. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.
Exploring Novel RNA Modifications in HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorders (R01) (R21). NIDA. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate covalent RNA modifications in HIV/AIDS and substance use disorders.
Translational Outcomes Project in Neurotrauma (TOP-NT) (UG3/UH3). NINDS. Deadline: 8/21/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the development and validation of pathophysiologically based preclinical outcome measures or functional markers that align closely with practical clinical assessments in spinal cord injury and/or traumatic brain injury.
Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 8/22/17. Synopsis: This FOA supports highly innovative R01 applications on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse.
NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1). Deadline: 9/1/17. Synopsis: The award supports individual scientists who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing illness and disability.
Role of Myeloid Cells in Persistence and Eradication of HIV-1 Reservoirs from the Brain (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 9/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites research grant applications studying mechanisms of HIV-1 persistence in myeloid cells and strategies to target this reservoir in the central nervous system.
HIV/HCV Co-Infections in Substance Abusers (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 9/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to fill gaps in our understanding of the impact of substance abuse on HIV, HIV/HCV co-infection associated disease progression, pathogenic interactions , hepatic and non-hepatic co-morbidities, and effectiveness of interferon-free direct acting antiviral drug regimens.
NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2). Deadline: 9/8/17. Synopsis: The program supports a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research.
AHRQ National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32). Deadline: 9/12/17. Synopsis: Research training programs will incorporate didactic, research and career development elements to prepare individuals for careers that will have a significant impact on the health care needs of the Nation.
NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01). Deadline: 9/15/17. Synopsis: The award supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.
Administrative Supplements for the U.S.-Japan Brain Research Cooperative Program (BRCP) - U.S. Entity (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 9/18/17. Synopsis: This administrative supplement program will provide funds to research projects that are currently supported by the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology (IT) Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures (U18). AHRQ. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to stimulate innovative and collaborative research by utilizing new health IT strategies for collecting and using PRO measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.
Biomedical Technology Research Resource (P41). NIGMS. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications for national Biomedical Technology Research Resources (BTRR).
Neuroskeletal Biology of the Dental and Craniofacial Skeletal System (R01) (R21). NIDCR. Deadline: 9/28/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research on the role of the nervous system in metabolism, homeostasis, remodeling and/or regeneration of the postnatal dental and craniofacial skeletal system in health and disease.
Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (R35). NIGMS. Deadline: 10/3/17. Synopsis: The MIRA under this FOA is a grant to provide support for the program of research in an early stage investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS.
Novel Cell Non-autonomous Mechanisms of Aging (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/3/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications on novel studies of cell non-autonomous mechanisms of aging.
Partnerships for Development of Clinically Useful Diagnostics for Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/4/17. Synopsis: The objective is to support milestone-driven projects focused on the development of clinically informative diagnostic platforms that identify select antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens and determine associated antimicrobial sensitivity and/or resistance.
Partnerships for the Development of Vaccines and Immunoprophylactics Targeting Multiple Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/4/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support milestone-driven projects focused on discovery, establishment of proof-of-concept for, and/or preclinical development of, lead candidate vaccines or immunoprophylactics that target multiple antimicrobial-resistant Gram-negative bacterial pathogens prevalent in nosocomial infections.
The Impact of Microenvironment on Lung Progenitor Cell Function (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/4/17, 1/16/18 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for basic research to elucidate the impact of microenvironment on lung progenitor cell phenotype and function during development, homeostasis, repair and regeneration.
U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/11/17. Synopsis: Applicants may propose projects in which the primary outcome of interest is on reducing tobacco use health disparities in vulnerable populations by utilizing tobacco prevention and control strategies.
Expanding Genome Integrity Assays to Population Studies (U01). NIEHS, NCI. Deadline: 10/13/17. Synopsis: The FOA will support development and pilot testing of assays, such as DNA repair capacity or mutation detection, that will facilitate the wider use of genome integrity investigation in epidemiological and population studies.
Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/17. Synopsis: This FOA announces administrative supplements to support research in which the supplemental funding would investigate the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health maintenance and disease prevention.
NIDCD Research Grants for Translating Basic Research into Clinical Tools (R01). Deadline: 10/18/17. Synopsis: This FOA is to provide an avenue for basic scientists, clinicians and clinical scientists to jointly initiate and conduct translational research projects which translate basic research findings into clinical tools for better human health.
Basic Research in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/18/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage molecular and physiological research that could lead to early diagnosis or effective medical therapy for calcific aortic valve disease
Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76). NIA. Deadline: 10/19/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites early-stage physician and other health-professional investigators with a commitment to aging to apply for this award to advance their research and leadership skills in their specialty and in the broader field of aging and geriatrics research.
Uncovering the Causes, Contexts, and Consequences of Elder Mistreatment (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: Applications are solicited from multidisciplinary teams which include researchers from the fields of elder mistreatment, child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, and/or emergency medicine.
Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support studies that identify mechanisms, explanations, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends of growing inequalities in morbidity and mortality by income, education, and geographic location at older ages in the United States.
Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03). NIA. Deadline: 10/23/17. Synopsis: The goal is to support early-career physician-scientists trained in medical or surgical specialties or early-career dentist-scientists to launch careers as future leaders in aging- or geriatric-focused research.
Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Kidney Disease Prevention and Care (R18). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/24/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research applications to test approaches to improve kidney disease prevention and/or treatment in routine healthcare settings.
Psychological, Behavioral, and Neurocognitive-Focused Ancillary Studies to the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Consortium (MoTrPAC) (U01). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/24/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support an ancillary study grant application(s) to add psychological, behavioral, and/or neurocognitive assessments to the data collection in adults enrolled at the clinical sites in the MoTrPAC.
BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early - Stage Research for Large - Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21). NIH. Deadline: 10/26/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications for unique and innovative technologies that are in an even earlier stage of development than that sought in other FOAs.
Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) (K12). NICHD. Deadline: 10/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide career development support for obstetricians and gynecologists who have completed their clinical training, and who are committed to a career conducting basic science research in an academic setting.
Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEER) (RM1). NHGRI. Deadline: 10/31/17. Synopsis: The CEER Program is designed to support the establishment of sustainable trans-disciplinary research teams with the expertise and flexibility to anticipate, conduct research on, and quickly address a range of cutting edge ethical, legal, and social issues related to genetics and genomics.
Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus (U54). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for a Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus.
Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Aggregating and Mining Existing Data Sets for Secondary Analyses (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to leverage data from existing research on suicide risk and behaviors as well as social media and healthcare records data, by encouraging the integration of existing data sets for novel secondary analyses aimed at identifying potential biological, experiential, and other predictors and moderators of suicide risk.
Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to support efforts focused on linking pertinent data from healthcare system record to mortality data so that a more accurate understanding of the risk factors for, and the burden of, suicide among those seen in structured healthcare settings can be discerned.
Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (U2C). NIA. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to design and implement research infrastructure that will enable the monitoring of cognitive abilities and age, state, context, or health condition-related changes in cognitive abilities on mobile devices.
Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 11/7/17. Synopsis: This FOA supports innovative, collaborative research projects between U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) scientists, on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs.
Central Neural Mechanisms of Age-Related Hearing Loss (R01). NIA, NIDCD. Deadline: 11/8/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage basic or clinical research applications that investigate central neural mechanisms of age-related hearing loss in older adults and/or in relevant animal models.
The NHGRI Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) (U24). Deadline: 11/9/17. Synopsis: The AnVIL aims to create an interoperable resource for the research community by co-locating data, storage and computing infrastructure with commonly used services and tools for analyzing and sharing data.
Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01). NCI. Deadline: 11/21/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for the development of innovative research projects in cancer nanotechnology.
Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/5/17. Synopsis: The overall purpose is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission.
Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33). NIAID, NIDA, NIMH. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages exploratory and developmental bi-phasic research to support the identification and optimization of small molecules or RNAs that interact with host epigenetic machinery to mediate long-term or permanent epigenetic silencing of HIV-1 proviruses.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.
SpaceTech-REDDI-2017 Appendix E1: Smallsat Technology Partnerships. Deadline: 8/21/17. Synopsis: The appendix seeks proposals in three topics: Instrument Technologies for Small Spacecraft. Technologies That Enable Large Swarms of Small Spacecraft. Technologies That Enable Deep Space Small Spacecraft Missions.
ROSBio Appendix C: Solicitation of Proposals for Possible Inclusion in a Russian Bion-M2 Mission. Deadline: 8/24/17. Synopsis: NASA’s Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division has been invited to propose candidate experiments from U.S. investigators for possible inclusion in the Bion-M2 mission, which will occur in 2020 or 2021.
University Student Research Challenge (USRC) – A Pilot Project. Deadline: 10/16/17. Synopsis: The Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for aeronautics projects that also raise cost sharing funds using crowdfunding platforms.
Research Opportunities in Space Biology (ROSBio) - 2016. Deadline: Varies, through 12/31/17. Synopsis: This NRA solicits basic and applied Space Biology research in support of NASA’s Science Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division. ROSBio-2016 is an omnibus covering all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in Space Biology. Specific Research Opportunities will be announced periodically throughout the coming year as Appendices to this Omnibus NRA.
ROSES 2017: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science. Deadline: Varies, through 6/1/18. Synopsis: The NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.
National Science Foundation
For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.
Plant Biotic Interactions. Deadline: 9/1/17. Synopsis: This joint NSF-NIFA program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems, and agriculturally relevant plants.
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST). Deadline: 9/5/17. Synopsis: ITEST is a research and development program that supports projects to promote PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the STEM and information and communications technology workforce of the future.
Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (GSS). Deadline: 9/7/17. Synopsis: The program supports basic research about the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth.
Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI). Deadline: 9/12/17 for Phase I preliminary proposals, 10/11/17 for Phase II renewals. Synopsis: The CCI Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges.
Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS). Deadline: 9/18/17. Synopsis: NSF and NIGMS plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences.
Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/27/17 for medium and large projects, 11/15/17 for small projects. Synopsis: Supports projects in three core programs: Cyber-Human Systems; Information Integration and Informatics; and Robust Intelligenc.
Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/27/17 for medium projects, 11/15/17 for small projects. Synopsis: Supports projects in three core programs: Algorithmic Foundations; Communications and Information Foundations; and Software and Hardware Foundations.
Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/27/17 for medium and large projects, 11/15/17 for small projects. Synopsis: Supports projects in two core programs: Computer Systems Research; and Networking Technology and Systems.
Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI): Chromatin and Epigenetic Engineering (CEE) and Continuum, Compliant, and Configurable Soft Robotics Engineering (C3 SoRo) (EFRI-2018). Deadline: 9/29/17 for letters of intent, 10/25/17 for preliminary proposals, 2/23/18 for proposals. Synopsis: EFRI serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner.
Advanced Technological Education (ATE). Deadline: 10/5/17. Synopsis: With an emphasis on two-year colleges, ATE focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). Deadline: 10/10/17 for medium projects, for 10/20/17 for frontier projects, 11/15/17 for small projects, 12/13/17 for cybersecurity education projects. Synopsis: The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy.
Dear Colleague Letter: National Science Foundation (NSF) - Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Collaborative Research. Deadline: 10/15/17. Synopsis: NSF/CISE is encouraging the submission of supplemental funding requests (of up to $15,000 each, covering travel, lodging and subsistence) to strengthen and expand collaborations between NSF- and JST-funded PIs in shared priority areas.
Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio). NSF, Semiconductor Research Corporation, IARPA. Deadline: 10/18/17. Synopsis: This focused solicitation seeks high-risk/high-return interdisciplinary research on novel concepts and enabling technologies that will address the scientific issues and technological challenges associated with the underpinnings of synthetic biology integrated with semiconductor technology.
Nano-Biosensing. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: The Nano-Biosensing program supports fundamental engineering research on devices and methods for measurement and quantification of biological analytes.
Thermal Transport Processes. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: The TTP program supports engineering research projects that lay the foundation for new discoveries in thermal transport phenomena.
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: 10/25/17, 11/8/17, 12/7/17. Synopsis: The Division of Physics supports physics research and the preparation of future scientists in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines.
Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP). Deadline: 11/1/17. Synopsis: Research supported by DMR focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena.
Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC). Deadline: 11/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to invite research groups to submit requests for allocations of resources on the Blue Waters system.
State of California
Partnering Opportunity for Translational Research Projects. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: 8/4/17. Synopsis: The objective of this initiative is to create a highly competitive opportunity for promising stem cell-based projects that accelerate completion of translational stage activities necessary for advancement to clinical study or broad end use.
Partnering Opportunity for Discovery Stage Research Projects: The Quest Awards (DISC 2). California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: 8/15/17. Synopsis: The program will promote the discovery of promising new stem cell-based technologies that could be translated to enable broad use and ultimately, improve patient care.
California Sea Otter Fund. Coastal Conservancy. Deadline: 9/8/17. Synopsis: Grants can be used for a variety of activities related to sea otter recovery and improving the nearshore ecosystem.
2017 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP). California Department of Food and Agriculture. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: The SCMP competitively funds projects to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops through collaborative, multi-state projects that address regional or national level specialty crop issues.
Advancing the Resilience and Environmental Performance of California’s Electricity System. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 10/9/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund Applied Research and Development projects that reduce the environmental and public health impacts of electricity generation and make the electricity system less vulnerable to climate impacts.
Conference Grants. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: Ongoing. Synopsis: The objective is to create a highly competitive opportunity for CIRM to support valuable mission-specific scientific conferences.
University of California
Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP) 2018 Call for Applications. UCOP. Deadline: 8/21/17 for letters of intent, 9/25/17 for applications. Synopsis: Funding supports investigators at eligible California institutions whose research contributes directly to the elimination of smoking and tobacco use and mitigates its human and economic costs in California.
Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP) 2018 Call for Applications. UCOP. Deadline: 2/2/18 for letters of intent, 2/28/18 for applications. Synopsis: Funding supports investigators at eligible California institutions whose research contributes directly to the elimination of smoking and tobacco use and mitigates its human and economic costs in California.
Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Special Projects. UCOP. Deadline: Open after 1/18. Synopsis: Support can be requested for small scientific conferences to assess tobacco’s impact on California populations or to allow tobacco investigators to evaluate new and breaking trends in tobacco control or tobacco-related disease research..
Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. UC Davis. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Special issues may be requested to bring together a group of people to address emerging issues such as a new pest, water issues, development of proposals for larger grants based on documented stakeholder needs, or development of Pest Alerts. The Center will give priority to requests that are multi-state in scope. Projects must be completed within one year of funding and be single-issue oriented.
UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: The program supports travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by University of California researchers or research teams.
UC MEXUS Small Grants Support for UC Student and Postdoctoral Activities. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: This program supports UC graduate student and postdoctoral researcher activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development in areas of interest to UC MEXUS.
UC MEXUS Resident Scholars Program. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers an academic residency program for researchers, scholars and artists at critical junctures in their academic careers. Up to four concurrent residencies are available at a time. Please consult UC MEXUS to determine if any positions remain open.
Nonprofit and Other Agencies
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