Funding Program Announcements

These summaries of selected funding opportunity announcements with upcoming deadlines are compiled from 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 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 web site.

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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP). NIFA. Deadline: 5/26/15. Synopsis: AFRP will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems. URL:

Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grant Program. NIFA. Deadline: 5/27/15. Synopsis: The program provides funds to improve the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers; and establish and maintain a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management. URL:

Specialty Crop Research Initiative Citrus Disease Research and Extension. NIFA Deadline: 6/1/15 for preapplications, 8/14/15 for invited applications. Synopsis: The program supports research and extension activities, technical assistance and development activities to: (a) combat citrus diseases and pests, both domestic and invasive and including huanglongbing and the Asian citrus psyllid, which pose imminent harm to United States citrus production and threaten the future viability of the citrus industry; and (b) provide support for the dissemination and commercialization of relevant information, techniques, and technologies discovered pursuant to research and extension activities funded through SCRI/CDRE and other research and extension projects targeting problems caused by citrus production diseases and invasive pests. URL: and

Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research. NIFA. Deadline: 6/3/15. 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: (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. URL:

Commerce Department

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Privacy Pilots Cooperative Agreement Program. NIST. Deadline: 5/28/15. Synopsis: NIST is soliciting applications to pilot privacy-enhancing technologies that embrace and advance the NSTIC vision and contribute to the maturity of the identity ecosystem the NSTIC envisions: Promote secure, user-friendly ways to give individuals and organizations confidence in their online interactions. URL:

Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Cooperative Agreement Program. NIST. Deadline: 6/24/15. Synopsis: NIST invites applications for a program with substantial NIST participation that will support continuous innovation of the electrical grid through the coordination and acceleration of standards development and harmonization and advancement of the interoperability and security of smart grid devices and systems. URL:

FY 2016 Implementation of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®). NOAA. Deadline: 8/31/15. Synopsis: NOAA is requesting proposals for coordinated regional efforts that further the IOOS in two topic areas, 1) sustaining and enhancing comprehensive regional observing systems and 2) verification and validation of observing technologies for studying and monitoring coastal and ocean environments. URL:

Defense Department

Technologies for Host Resilience (THoR). DARPA. Deadline: 5/19/15. Synopsis: This program strives to discover host tolerance mechanisms in order to identify a suite of interventions suitable for use in humans to mitigate the deleterious effects of infectious diseases. Specifically, DARPA aims to discover the fundamental biological relationships that underlie host tolerance to infection in animal populations in order to provide the foundational knowledge required to develop interventions for potential transition into clinical use. 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:

Building Resource Adaptive Software Systems (BRASS). DARPA. Deadline: 5/22/15. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the areas of formal methods, program analysis, compiler design, and runtime and virtual machine implementation to realize tools for the construction of long-lived, survivable, and scalable adaptive software systems. The goal is to realize foundational advances in the design and implementation of survivable, long-lived complex software systems that are robust to changes in the resources (logical or physical) provided by their operational environment. URL:

Acquisition Research Program. Naval Supply Systems Command. Deadline: 6/16/15 for white papers, 9/2/15 for invited proposals. Synopsis: The Government is interested in stimulating and supporting scholarly research in academic disciplines that bear on public policy and management in the field of government acquisition. These include economics, finance, financial management, information systems, organization theory, operations management, human resources management, risk management, and marketing, as well as the traditional acquisition areas such as contracting, program/project management, logistics, test and evaluation and systems engineering management. 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:

Multi-INT Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School. Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Multi-INT Studies (CMIS) has a bold vision to transform the field of intelligence and seeks to vastly improve the current state of the art in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The transformative technologies of interest are: Understanding targets as systems, Orchestrated resource management, Cognitive sensemaking, Human-computer symbiosis. URL:

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology. Office of Naval Research. Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: ONR 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:

DoD USAMRMC FY15 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research. Deadline: 9/30/15. 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. 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:

Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC). Naval Postgraduate School. Deadline: 3/31/15. Synopsis: The program solicits innovative proposals for research on WMD/WME counterproliferation, nonproliferation, and strategy. In this BAA, the phrase “security studies research” refers to investigations in all disciplines, fields, and domains that (1) are involved in expanding knowledge for national defense, and (2) could potentially improve policy and international relations for combating WMD/WME. Disciplines include, but are not limited to: political science, sociology, history, biology, chemistry, economics, homeland defense, and public policy. URL:

Innovative Systems for Military Missions. DARPA Tactical Technology Office. Deadline: 4/27/16. 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:

Biological Technologies. DARPA Biological Technologies Office. Deadline: 4/28/16. Synopsis: The mission of BTO is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough fundamental research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences to expand the national security toolkit. URL:

Army Research Office Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research. Deadline: 3/31/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit research proposals in the engineering, physical, life, and information sciences for submission to the Army Research Office (ARO) for consideration for possible funding. URL:

Education Department

HHS/ACL/NIDILRR: Research Fellowships Program. Deadline: 5/18/15. Synopsis: The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. URL:

OSERS/OSEP: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Research and Development Center to Advance the Use of New and Emerging Technologies to Ensure Accessibility. Deadline: 5/26/15. Synopsis: The purposes of are to improve results for students with disabilities by: (1) Promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) supporting educational activities; (3) providing support for captioning and video description; and (4) providing accessible educational materials to students with disabilities. URL:

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program. Deadline: 5/29/15. Synopsis: The GAANN Program provides grants to academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to support graduate fellowships for students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution. URL:

Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP). Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: The MSEIP is designed to effect long-range improvement in science and engineering education at predominantly minority institutions and to increase the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly minority women, into scientific and technological careers. URL:

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)--DRRP--Knowledge Translation for Employment Research and Projects for Translating Disability and Rehabilitation Research Into Practice. Deadline: 6/6/15. Synopsis: The purpose of DRRPs is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, by developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. URL:

HHS/ACL/NIDILLRR: Employment Policy and Measurement. Deadline: 6/19/15. Synopsis: The purpose of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topical areas as specified by NIDILRR. URL:

HHS/ACL/NIDILRR: Employer Practices Leading to Successful Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities. Deadline: 6/19/15. Synopsis: The purpose of the RRTCs is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topical areas as specified by NIDILRR. URL:

HHS/ACL/NIDILRR: Employment for Individuals with Blindness or other Visual Impairments. Deadline: 6/19/15. Synopsis: The purpose of the RRTCs is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topical areas as specified by NIDILRR. URL:

HHS/ACL/NIDILRR: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program. Deadline: 6/23/15. Synopsis: The purpose of DRRPs is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. URL:

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success. Deadline: 6/23/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this program is to encourage institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop model programs to support veteran student success in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of veteran students. URL:

Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs. Institute of Education Sciences. Deadline: Varies by program - 8/6/15, 8/20/15. Synopsis: Competitions in This Notice: The Institute will conduct eight research competitions in FY 2016 through two of its centers: The National Center for Education Research (NCER) will hold six competitions: one competition for education research, one competition for education research training, one competition for education research and development centers, one competition for statistical and research methodology in education, one competition for partnerships and collaborations focused on problems of practice or policy, and one competition for research networks. The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will hold two competitions: one competition for special education research and one competition for special education research training. URL:

Energy Department

Intelligent Monitoring Systems and Advanced Well Integrity and Mitigation. NETL. Deadline: 5/25/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit and award R&D projects that will meet the following Objectives: (1) advancing Intelligent Monitoring Systems (IMS) for monitoring, controlling, and optimizing CO2 injection operations; and (2) advance diagnostic tools and methods capable of characterizing borehole leakage pathways or fluid flow in existing wells, and advance next-generation materials and methods for mitigating wellbore leakage.URL:

Dynamic Distributed Resource Management (DDRM). Deadline: 5/29/15 for required letters of intent, 6/6/15 for applications. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications that will significantly enhance the ability of large collaborative science communities to dynamically assemble and use all the resources required to collect, process, and interpret an experiments data. These resources include, but are not limited to, computers, storage systems, instruments, multi-gigabit networks, data, and documents. URL:

University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research. NETL. Deadline: 6/8/15. Synopsis: The Coalition will be operated by a fully accredited U.S. college or university, or group of universities, with the majority of the Research and Development funds to be utilized by university and academic members to perform basic and applied fossil energy related research projects. 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:

FY 2015 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program. Deadline: 9/30/15. 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. URL:

Environmental Protection Agency

2015 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study. National Center for Environmental Research. Deadline: 5/26/15. Synopsis: The EPA invites applications for graduate environmental study for master’s and doctoral level students. Topic areas are arranged according to the Office of Research and Development’s suite of integrated, trans-disciplinary research programs organized around the sustainability paradigm, including Air, Climate & Energy (ACE), Chemical Safety for Sustainability (CSS), Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA), Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR), and Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC). URL:

National Farmworker Training. Deadline: 6/8/15. Synopsis: The Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications for a pesticide safety program, including training and education, aimed at reducing exposure to pesticides for agricultural workers, their families and the agricultural community. URL:

Health and Human Services Department

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

Genome Sequencing Program Coordinating Center (U24). NHGRI. Deadline: 5/29/15. Synopsis: With this FOA, NHGRI seeks a GSPCC that will help NHGRI coordinate across GSP activities, and facilitate cross-study activities to increase the integration and efficiency of the program as a whole. URL:

Administrative Supplements for Tobacco Regulatory Research on Tobacco Flavors and Flavorings (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 5/29/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to generate data regarding two topics related to flavors and flavorings in cigarettes, cigars (including little cigars and cigarillos), and e-cigarettes. URL:

Developing Paradigm-Shifting Innovations for in vivo Human Placental Assessment in Response to Environmental Influences (U01). NICHD, NIBIB. Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: This FOA aims to support the initial stages of development of entirely new or next-generation placental imaging and assessment technologies and methods that will increase our capability to assess human placental structure and function safely in vivo throughout gestation and to explore the impact of environmental influences on placental structure and function across pregnancy. URL:

One-Year Administrative Supplements to NIMH-supported Research for FY2015 (Admin Supp). Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: Investigators with active NIMH-supported research grants can request supplemental funding in FY2015 for continued research in one of the NIMH identified priority areas. URL:

Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS): Sensor Development Projects for Asthma (U01). NIBIB. Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications for the development of wearable and non-wearable sensors that can monitor pediatric environmental exposures, physiological signals, activity, and/or behavior in a natural environment to gain new insights into environmental determinants of asthma. URL:

Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS): Informatics Platform Technologies for Asthma (U54). NIBIB. Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications for the development of enabling informatics platforms that will be designed for data acquisition from environmental, physiological, and behavior sensors that will be developed in RFA-EB-15-002 and for data integration, processing, visualization, and secure uploading of individual platform results to a data and software coordination and integration Center that will be developed in RFA-EB-15-004. URL:

Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS): Data and Software Coordination and Integration Center (DSCIC) (U24). NIBIB. Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications for the development of a data and software coordination and integration center that will coordinate and integrate outputs from the Informatics Technology Platform Centers of the PRISMS Program. URL:

Comparative Physiological Studies of Aging (R03). NIA. Deadline: 6/2/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support small research projects that involve comparative studies to understand biological pathways, which may explain differences in lifespan and health span phenotypes, in vertebrate species and that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. URL:

NIA Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's Disease (U54). NIA, NIDDK. Deadline: 6/3/15. Synopsis: The Coordinating Center will serve as the focal point for ADSP replication phase joint data analysis, harmonization, and sharing. URL:

Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) Replication Phase Analysis Studies (U01). NIA. Deadline: 6/3/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications specific to targeted sequencing, genotyping, and data analysis in the Replication Phase of the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project. URL:

Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Advancing Biomedical Science Using Crowdsourcing and Interactive Digital Media (UH2). NIH. Deadline: 6/3/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the development of new or significantly adapted interactive digital media that engages the public, experts or non-experts, in performing some aspect of biomedical research via crowdsourcing. URL:

Educating Groups Influencing Generic Drug Use (U01). FDA. Deadline: 6/3/15. Synopsis: The project purpose is to identify the key groups influencing use of generic drugs, to determine the informational needs of these groups regarding generic drugs, and to test and revise draft messages designed to address those needs. URL:

The NINDS Human Cell and Data Repository (U24). Deadline: 6/9/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to support the expansion of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Human Cell and Data Repository. URL:

The NINDS Human Biomarkers Biospecimen and Data Repository (U24). Deadline: 6/9/15. Synopsis: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is soliciting applications for a Human Biospecimen and Data Repository for Biomarkers Research in Neurological Disorders. URL:

Lifespan Human Connectome Project: Aging (U01). NIH. Deadline: 6/15/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is solicit grant applications that propose to extend the experimental protocols developed through the HCP to middle-age and elderly adults to investigate the structural and functional changes that occur in the brain during typical aging. URL:

Lifespan Human Connectome Project: Development (U01). NIH. Deadline: 6/15/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to solicit grant applications that propose to extend the experimental protocols developed through the HCP to children and adolescents to investigate the structural and functional changes that occur in the brain during typical development. URL:

Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young: Population Based Studies (U01). NHLBI. Deadline: 6/15/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support mechanistic, genetic, and other studies to evaluate causes and consequences of and risk factors for sudden cardiac death in the young. Studies are required to use data and DNA samples from the Sudden Death in the Young Case Registry as foundations for their research. URL:

Molecular Imaging of the Lung - Phase 2 (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 6/15/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to develop novel in vivo imaging technologies using molecular probes that target pathways or cells involved in the pathobiology of pulmonary diseases. URL:

Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21). NCI. Deadline: 6/17/15, 11/17/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic research studies into the biological/genetic causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities. URL:

Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R01) . NCI. Deadline: 6/17/15, 11/17/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic, mechanistic research into the biological/genetic causes of cancer health disparities. URL:

Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21). NCI. Deadline: 6/22/15, 11/30/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance the diversity of the NCI-funded research workforce by supporting and recruiting eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences workforce. URL:

NIMHD Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). Deadline: 6/23/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators conducting minority health and health disparities research. URL:

Pharmacogenomics of Orofacial Pain Management (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 6/24/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to encourage research on the genetic basis of variability in therapeutic drug responses and adverse events in individuals with painful conditions of the dental, and orofacial region. URL:

TaRGET II: Environmental Epigenomic Analysis in Tissue Surrogates (U01). NIEHS. Deadline: 6/24/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to establish a consortium that will explore the conservation of perturbations of epigenomic marks across target tissues/cells and surrogate tissues/cells using mouse models of environmentally relevant diseases. URL:

TaRGET II: Environmental Epigenomics Data Coordination Center (U24). NIEHS. Deadline: 6/24/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to establish a data coordinating center that serves as a component of the TaRGET II Consortium. URL:

Hepatitis C Cooperative Research Centers: Immunity to HCV Infection (U19). NIAID. Deadline: 6/24/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research on the host immunological response to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection with the goal of defining the immune requirements critical to a) protection against HCV infection, and b) successful clearance of HCV infection. URL:

Undiagnosed Diseases Gene Function Research (R21). NIH. Deadline: 6/24/15. Synopsis: This opportunity intends to support gene function studies in collaboration with the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN). URL:

Psychiatric Gene Networks: Solving the Molecular Puzzle of Psychiatric Disorders. NIMH. Deadline: 6/29/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications for computational and functional analysis of gene networks and complex pathways that confer susceptibility to severe mental illnesses. URL: (R01), (Collaborative R01)

Post-market Surveillance of Generic Modified Release Products (U01). FDA. Deadline: 6/29/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this study is to analyze use, substitution patterns, safety and effectiveness of generic modified release products, and compare them with their respective brand name drug products and other generic drugs with different formulation design characteristics. URL:

Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education. ACF. Deadline: 6/29/15. Synopsis: Analyzing existing data sets provides researchers an efficient and cost-effective method for answering critical research questions. Grants will provide funding to address key questions that will inform both policymakers and future research. URL:

Research Answers to NCI's Provocative Questions. Deadline: 6/29/15, 10/29/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research projects designed to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Provocative Questions initiative. URL: (R01), (R21)

Enhancing Regulatory Science for the Risk Based Assessment of Emerging Manufacturing Technologies (U01). FDA. Deadline: 6/30/15. Synopsis: The goal of this program is to support the advancement of regulatory science that can facilitate the implementation and the assessment of emerging manufacturing technology in the pharmaceutical sector. URL:

Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen Sequencing in Non-human Animal Models (U01). NIDA. Deadline: 6/30/15, 11/2015. Synopsis: The goals of this initiative are to identify gene variants of traits associated with addiction and substance abuse in selectively bred, and outbred non-human animal models using methodologies of Next Gen-Sequencing, mapping, and genotyping. URL:

Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R18). NIDDK. Deadline: 7/1/15, 11/2/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research applications to test approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment in routine healthcare settings. URL:

Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R34). NIDDK. Deadline: 7/1/15, 11/2/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research applications to develop and pilot test approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment in routine healthcare settings. URL:

Development and Application of Case Control Analysis for Generic Drugs (U01). FDA. Deadline: 7/2/15. Synopsis: The project purpose is to develop case control analysis methods that can be used in the analysis of post-market data related to generic drug substitution. URL:

Building towards Statistically-Based Pharmaceutical Quality Standards (U01). FDA. Deadline: 7/7/15. Synopsis: The goal of this project is to generate data and develop a statistical sampling and analysis strategy to aid FDA/CDER policy in drafting data-based guidance in support of the use of appropriate statistical tools and standards. URL:

Systems Biology and Antibacterial Resistance (U01). NIAID. Deadline: 7/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications that use a multi-disciplinary systems biology approach to study the molecular interaction networks of the pathogen and the host in association with antibacterial resistance or in response to treatment of antibacterial resistant infections. URL:

Molecular Mechanisms of Combination Adjuvants (MMCA) (U01). NIAID. Deadline: 7/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications that propose studies of the mechanism of action of a combination of two or more vaccine adjuvants (combination adjuvant). URL:

Characterization of Pro- and Anti-Geronic Proteins and Peptides (R01). NIA. Deadline: 7/9/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to advance research on naturally occurring proteins (and/or peptides) known to impact one or more aging phenotypes, at physiological levels, based on whole-animal experimental evidence. URL:

Analyses of Human Datasets and Biospecimens to Characterize Aging-related Phenotypes’ Relationships to Circulating Polypeptides and Proteins that Reverse or Accelerate Aging Changes (R01). NIA. Deadline: 7/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to analyze existing datasets and stored biospecimens from human cohorts to advance understanding of potential effects in humans of polypeptides and proteins whose circulating levels change with age, and for which experimental evidence indicates reversal or acceleration of aging changes. URL:

Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (U24). NIH. Deadline: 7/14/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to support the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse and to enable collaborative research in neuroimaging informatics. URL:

HIV Vaccine Research and Design (HIVRAD) Program (P01). NIAID. Deadline: 7/15/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support multi-component, multi-disciplinary projects that address important scientific questions relevant to AIDS prophylactic vaccine discovery research. URL:

Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEER) (RM1). NHGRI. Deadline: 7/15/15. 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. URL:

Research Partnerships for Scaling Up Mental Health Interventions in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (U19). NIMH. Deadline: 7/15/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to address implementation questions facing World Bank designated LMICs 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. URL:

Data Concepts and Terminology Standards for the Support of Human Drug Development and Evaluation (U24). FDA. Deadline: 7/17/15. Synopsis: The FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is encouraging applications for projects to expedite development of data concepts and terminology standards, as well as assessments or evaluations of standards for use to support human drug development and evaluation. URL:

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp). Deadline: 7/17/15. Synopsis: These administrative supplements provide funds to active awards of participating Institutes and Centers in order to enhance the storage, organization, management and use of electronic research data through the involvement of informationists, also known as in-context information specialists. URL:

Mechanisms of Immune Protection from TB among HIV-infected Individuals (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 7/22/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support studies characterizing the genetic, epigenetic, and/or immunological correlates of protection against tuberculosis infection in highly-exposed but resistant individuals, and the interaction of these correlates with HIV infection. URL:

Biological and Physiological Effects of E-cigarette Aerosol Mixtures. NIDCR, ODP. Deadline: 7/28/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research aimed at understanding the biological and physiological effects of aerosol mixtures produced by electronic cigarettes (ECs) on cells, tissues and organs of the oral cavity including oral and periodontal epithelia, gingiva, salivary glands, and tooth. This FOA will also support research on elucidation of the effects of ECs on oral microbiome. URL: (R01), (R21)

NIH-PEPFAR Collaboration on Implementation Science for HIV: Towards an AIDS-free Generation. Deadline: 7/28/15. Synopsis: The NIH, in collaboration with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator is soliciting applications for implementation science research that will inform delivery and scale-up of efficacious interventions to improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment in Africa. URL: (R01), (R21)

Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 7/29/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications proposing innovative, high risk, high impact research to identify novel HIV vaccine concepts and targets. URL:

Consortia for Innovative AIDS Research in Nonhuman Primates (UM1). NIAID. Deadline: 7/29/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications that will study a vaccine shown to have protected at least a subset of Nonhuman Primates from lethal Simian Immunodeficiency Virus or Simian-Human Immunodeficiency Virus mucosal challenge. URL:

Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 7/31/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support highly innovative R01 applications on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse and will complement the Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS research. URL:

Methodologies to Enhance Understanding of HIV-Associated Social Determinants. NIMH, NIAID. Deadline: 8/19/15. Synopsis: These FOAs invite applications that propose to understand social determinants of health as they relate to HIV infection and disease outcomes. URL: (R01), (R21)

Cutting-Edge Basic Research Awards (CEBRA) (R21). NIDA. Deadline: 8/20/15, 12/18/15. Synopsis: CEBRA is designed to foster highly innovative or conceptually creative research related to drug abuse and addiction and how to prevent and treat them. URL:

Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 8/20/15, 2/23/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support New Investigators in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences who are in the early stages of establishing independent careers in tobacco regulatory research. URL:

Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Enhance Workforce Diversity (R36). NIMH. Deadline: 8/21/15, 12/21/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all research areas within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research. URL:

Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program Si2/R00. NIH. Deadline: 8/27/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program for the purpose of supporting the research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers. The program offers the opportunity for a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities and contains two phases. URL:

The Role of Exosomes in HIV Neuropathogenesis. NIMH, NINDS. Deadline: 9/2/15. Synopsis: Invites research grant applications focused on defining the central role of exosomes in the neuropathogenesis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) and determining the potential use of exosomes as biomarkers for HAND or as delivery vehicles for CNS targeted therapeutics. URL: (R01), (R21)

Lifespan Human Connectome Project: Baby Connectome (U01). NIH. Deadline: 9/3/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to solicit grant applications that propose to extend the experimental protocols developed through the HCP to children in the 0-5 year old age range to investigate the structural and functional changes that occur in the brain during typical development. URL:

NIMH Research Education Mentoring Program for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25). Deadline: 9/7/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Mentoring Activities and Research Experiences, that either capitalize on existing networks of collaborating investigators or develop institute-based research education programs. URL:

Developmental AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30). NIMH. Deadline: 9/14/15. Synopsis: The D-ARC is intended to provide infrastructural support that facilitates the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission. URL:

AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30). NIMH. Deadline: 9/14/15. Synopsis: The ARC is intended to provide infrastructural support that facilitates the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission. URL:

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54). NIH. Deadline: 9/15/15. Synopsis: The scope of the research includes target and candidate identification and characterization, through candidate optimization and demonstration of in vivo efficacy, through Investigational New Drug-enabling studies required for advanced development. URL:

Oral Immune System Plasticity in Chronic HIV Infection Under Treatment and Oral Co-Infections (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 10/29/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits research projects that study the mechanisms of oral immune system plasticity relevant to chronic HIV infection and oral coinfections. URL:

Interdisciplinary Training in Bioinformatics and Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease (T32). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/17/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support institutional training programs for predoctoral and postdoctoral level researchers with backgrounds in bioinformatics, mathematics and/or computational sciences with mentors from both computational and biological backgrounds. URL:

Interior Department

Earthquake Hazards Program External Research Support. USGS. Deadline: 5/19/15. Synopsis: USGS Earthquake Hazards Program issues this annual Program Announcement for assistance to support research in earthquake hazards, in the physics of earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake safety policy. URL:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)–2015. Deadline: Varies, through 4/30/16. 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. URL:

Research Opportunities in Aeronatuics - 2015. Deadline: Varies, through 3/31/16. Synopsis: Under the FY 2015 ROA NRA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will continue solicitation of foundational and systems-level research proposals for four programs within ARMD: the Advanced Air Vehicles Program, the Airspace Operations and Safety Program, the Integrated Aviation Systems Program, and the Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program. Detailed requirements, including Proposal Due Dates will be stated in Appendices that address individual Thrust Areas. Additional appendices will be posted as Amendments to the ROA NRA and will be published as requirements materialize throughout the year. URL:

D.2 Leading Edge Aeronautics Research for NASA Project (LEARN2). Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: This amendment seeks proposals for innovative designs of one or more Unmanned Aircraft Systems that NASA can economically build and fly as test bed(s) to answer important autonomy research questions. URL:

Small Spacecraft Technology Program, Smallsat Technology Partnerships Appendix. Deadline: 6/8/15. Synopsis: NASA has released a solicitation as an appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) umbrella NRA titled "Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2015 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2015). URL:

D.3 Transformational Tools and Technologies Project (TTT1). Deadline: 6/15/15. Synopsis: Amendment 5 to the NASA ARMD Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA) 2015 NRA has been posted on the NSPIRES site. This release includes 11 subtopics. URL:

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)-2014. Deadline: Varies, through 9/3/15. 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:

National Endowment for the Humanities

Humanities Open Book Program. NEH, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Deadline: 6/10/15. Synopsis: The program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost ebook technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print. URL:

Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics. Deadline: 6/10/15. Synopsis: The program supports films that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities. The films are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States. URL:

Digital Projects for the Public. Deadline: 6/10/15. Synopsis: Grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. The program offers three levels of support: grants for Discovery projects, Prototyping projects, and Production projects. URL:

Humanities in the Public Square. Deadline: 6/24/15. Synopsis: The program supports scholarly forums, public discussions, and educational resources related to the themes of a new NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. URL:

Research and Development. Deadline: 6/25/15. Synopsis: The program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. All projects must demonstrate how advances in preservation and access would benefit the cultural heritage community in supporting humanities research, teaching, or public programming. URL:

Common Heritage. Deadline: 6/25/15. Synopsis: Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture. URL:

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA). NSF, Treasury Department Office of Financial Research. Deadline: 5/20/15. Synopsis: The solicitation invites two types of proposals: "Foundations" (F): those developing or studying fundamental theories, techniques, methodologies, technologies of broad applicability to Big Data problems; and "Innovative Applications" (IA): those developing techniques, methodologies and technologies of key importance to a Big Data problem directly impacting at least one specific application. URL:

Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP). Deadline: 5/27/15. Synopsis: Activities in four focus areas will be supported in FY 2015: (1) Genomics-empowered plant research (RESEARCH-PGR) ; (2) Development of tools and resources for plant genome research (TOOLS-PGR); (3) Mid-Career Investigator Awards in Plant Genome Research (MCA-PGR); and, (4) Early Career Investigator Awards in Plant Genome Research (ECA-PGR). URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: Support for Agenda Setting Conferences for the SciSIP Program. Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: The Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program invites organizers and participants from all of the social, behavioral and economic sciences as well as those working in domain-specific applications such as chemistry, biology, physics, or nanotechnology. URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: Graduate Education in Chemistry. Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: The Chemistry Division invites the community to help work on issues by submitting proposals for conferences that assess the current status and develop plans for alternative approaches to research and graduate education in Chemistry. URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: Cybermanufacturing Systems. Deadline: 6/1/15. Synopsis: NSF will accept EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals in FY 2015 to support researchers who are pursuing novel, early-stage, multi-disciplinary, and high-risk/high-reward research on cybermanufacturing systems. URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: Belmont Forum Multilateral International Opportunities Fund Initiative. Deadline: 6/1/15 for preproposals. Synopsis: The Belmont Forum will support on a competitive basis, collaborative projects co-designed by teams of researchers from at least three participating countries. Through this Call, the Belmont Forum seeks to bring together integrated teams of natural scientists, social scientists, and stakeholders to develop projects that address hydrological, ecological, societal and economic implications of the ongoing and expected environmental changes in mountain regions. URL:

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI). Deadline: 6/2/15. Synopsis: The objective is to develop and deploy security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. URL:

Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS). Deadline: 6/2/15. Synopsis: The NSF MPS, ENG, and CISE directorates are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts with the potential to contribute to significant improvements in the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization, protection of passive sensing services, and in the ability for traditionally underserved Americans to benefit from current and future wireless-enabled goods and services. URL:

Petrology and Geochemistry (CH). Deadline: 7/10/15, 1/11/16. Synopsis: The program supports basic research on the formation of planet Earth, including its accretion, early differentiation, and subsequent petrologic and geochemical modification via igneous and metamorphic processes. URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: Innovative Uses of STAR METRICS & NCSES Data to Illuminate Science Policy. Deadline: 7/15/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter is to advise of funding opportunities at the NSF SciSIP Program for innovative projects using data from STAR METRICS or the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. URL:

GeoPRISMS Program. Deadline: 7/15/15. Synopsis: The GeoPRISMS (Geodynamic Processes at Rifting and Subducting Margins) Program investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales. URL:

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). Deadline: 7/21/15 for BIO, CISE, EHR; 7/22/15 for ENG; 7/23/15 for GEO, MPS, SBE. Synopsis: The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. URL:

Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro). Deadline: 8/13/15, 2/11/16. Synopsis: The program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of human cognition, including how the human brain mediates action, affect, creativity, decision making, intentionality, perception, social processes, and thought. URL:

Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG). Deadline: 8/17/15. Synopsis: The Cultural Anthropology Program provides support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects designed and carried out by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities who are conducting scientific research that enhances basic scientific knowledge. URL:

Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education (BCC-EHR). Deadline: 9/1/15. Synopsis: The Directorate for Education and Human Resources seeks to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for EHR areas of research. URL:

Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL). NSF, NEH. Deadline: 9/15/15. 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, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. URL:

Service, Manufacturing and Operations Research (SMOR). Deadline: 9/15/15, 2/16/16. Synopsis: The SMOR) program supports fundamental research leading to the creation of innovative mathematical models, analysis, and algorithms for decision-making related to design, planning, and operation of service, manufacturing, and other complex systems.URL:

Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD). Deadline: 9/15/15, 2/16/16. Synopsis: The DCSD program supports fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of dynamic systems, including development of new analytical, computational and experimental tools, and novel applications to engineered and natural systems. URL:

Quantum Information Science. Deadline: 12/3/15. Synopsis: QIS supports theoretical and experimental proposals that explore quantum applications to new computing paradigms or that foster interactions between physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists that push the frontiers of quantum-based information, transmission, and manipulation. URL:

Computational Physics. Deadline: 12/3/15. Synopsis: CP supports research for computational and data-enabled science. The program emphasizes novel methods for high-performance computing that require significant code development. URL:

Transportation Department

Pipeline Safety Research Competitive Academic Agreement Program (CAAP) – FY 2015. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Deadline: 5/18/15. Synopsis: PHMSA requests applications from non-profit institutions of higher education to obtain funding to research innovative solutions to pipeline corrosion and other known pipeline integrity challenges. URL:

State of California

Electricity Sector Vulnerability Studies and Adaptation Options to Promote Resilience in a Changing Climate. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 5/26/15. Synopsis: Projects must fall within the following project groups: Potential Impacts and Adaptation Options for the Electricity System from Sea Level Rise; Wildfires, Climate Change, and Impacts to Transmission and Distribution Lines; Development of Innovative Strategies to Foster a More Adaptive, Resilient Energy System under Present and Future Climate Conditions; Visualizing Climate-Related Risks to the Electricity System Using Cal-Adapt; and Developing Enhanced Socioeconomic and Land-Use Scenarios. URL:

Regional Climate Impacts and Adaptation Studies For the Natural Gas System and Other Environmental Related Issues. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 5/26/15. Synopsis: The purposes of this solicitation are to address energy-related environmental research to help enhance climate change readiness of the natural gas sector in California, to measure fugitive methane emissions in commercial buildings, to improve probabilistic forecasting for natural gas management, and to assess the environmental value of residential solar water heating in California based on observed installations. URL:

University of California

UCOP. President’s Research Catalyst Awards. Deadline: 6/4/15 for required letters of intent, 8/26/15 for invited proposals. Synopsis: Research proposals must involve a minimum of three UC campuses and address topics that have the potential to improve human lives, society, the environment, or the economy, enhance culture and community, or provide other public benefit. The competition is open to all fields of research and interdisciplinary or thematic collaboration. All proposals must be submitted by academic appointees with Principal Investigator status at a UC campus. URL:

UC Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning. Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant Program. Deadline: 7/22/15. Synopsis: This program provides an opportunity for a team of two or more faculty members from a department, or across departments, to develop, improve, transform, and examine core areas of the undergraduate curriculum. All UC Berkeley faculty, including lecturers, are eligible to apply. URL:

UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty. Deadline: First Monday of every month through 12/7/15. Synopsis: UC MEXUS announces a small grants competition for 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 Relations, Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues, Latino and Mexican Topics in the Arts, and Collaborative Research Projects with Investigators at Mexican Institutions. URL:

UCOP. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). 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:

UC Davis. Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. 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:

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. URL:

Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for English language learners under the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access). FHI 360, U.S. State Department. Deadline: 6/15/15. Synopsis: FHI 360 is soliciting proposals for a subcontractor to develop and administer at least five MOOCs for English language learners under the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access), sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The project will support the creation and administration of an innovative set of MOOCs that learners outside the United States can access online and via mobile devices worldwide. URL:,