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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 web site.

The SPO web site has additional resources on funding program information. For help with searching for funding, please contact Shelley Sprandel (spore@berkeley.edu, 2-8122).


Agriculture Department

For more NIFA solicitations, see Recently opened grants.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program. NIFA. Deadline: Varies by program area, 2/5/14 through 9/30/14. The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support research grants in the six AFRI priority areas: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249480


Commerce Department

Climate Program Office 2015. NOAA. Deadline: 8/10/14 for letters of intent, 8/15/14 for COM and CVP; 10/2014 for applications, 10/2014 for COM and CVP. Synopsis: NOAA conducts and supports climate research, essential oceanic and atmospheric observations, modeling, information management, assessments, interdisciplinary decision support research, outreach, education, and stakeholder partnership development. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260044

Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program; Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, Multiple Effects of Ocean Acidification and Nutrient Loading to Coastal Marine Ecosystems. NOAA. Deadline: 8/11/14. Synopsis: Research applications will focus on examining Ocean Acidification in the context of eutrophication, hypoxia and other stresses in coastal environments. This research will project regional impacts to economically important species and ecosystem services and provide a wider ecosystem context for the single-species studies and carbonate system measurements and monitoring undertaken by NOAA and other agencies. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259279

Round 1 of Research to Operations Initiative. National Weather Service, NOAA. Deadline: 8/29/14 for letters of intent, 9/30/14 for proposals. Synopsis: The NWS R2O Initiative is soliciting proposals from all public and private sources for projects involving applied science, modeling and/or data assimilation that supports development of the Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS), effective assimilation for environmental observations at global and regional scales and, hurricane and other high-impact weather forecast models that meet societal requirements to effectively mitigate economic disruption. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260537

Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN). NOAA. Deadline: 10/2/14. Synopsis: The National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Region, is seeking proposals for research and development projects that optimize the use of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and off the South Atlantic states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida involving the U.S. fishing industry. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258831


Defense Department

Pathogen Predators. DARPA. Deadline: 8/12/14 for strongly encouraged proposal abstracts, 9/23/14 for proposals. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting proposals for research supporting the potential use of Bdellovibrio and/or Micavibrio bacterial predators as therapeutics against infections caused by Gram-negative antibiotic-resistant and priority threat pathogens. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259753

Hyper-wideband Enabled RF Messaging (HERMES). DARPA. Deadline: 8/13/14. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to explore the feasibility of a wideband spread-spectrum RF communications system with greater than 10 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth. The system will operate below 20 GHz to mitigate atmospheric absorption and employ coding gain and spectral filtering for resistance to jamming. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258736

Microsystems Technology Office-Wide. DARPA. Deadline: 9/1/14. Synopsis: This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published BAA solicitations. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=197074

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology. ONR. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: The Office of Naval Research is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=243893

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Broad Agency Announcement. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: The USAMRMC mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American Service member at home and abroad, as well as to the general public at large. The scope of this effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=244033

MASINT Emerging Technologies University Research Program. Naval Postgraduate School. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) is an intelligence discipline that employs a broad range of scientific developments to gather foreign intelligence. In our efforts to enhance this intelligence competency we are interested in stimulating and supporting research that creates new knowledge and capabilities, or the transition of current capabilities. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251761

Innovative Systems for Military Missions. DARPA Tactical Technology Office. Deadline: 1/9/15 for executive summaries, 2/6/15 for white papers, 4/24/15 for proposals. Synopsis: This solicitation seeks system and subsystem level technologies that enable revolutionary improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the military. Novel concepts are sought in the following focus areas: Ground Systems, Maritime Systems, Air Systems, and Space Systems. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254308

2014 Broad Agency Announcement. Engineer Research and Development Center. Deadline: 1/31/15. Synopsis: The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/ chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250453

Biological Technologies. DARPA Biological Technologies Office. Deadline: 4/30/15. Synopsis: Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254566

DSO Office-Wide. DARPA - Defense Sciences Office. Deadline: 5/1/15 for executive summaries, 5/18/15 for proposals abstracts, 6/16/15 for proposals. Synopsis: The mission of DSO is to identify and pursue high-risk/high-payoff research initiatives throughout a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and to transform these initiatives into important, radically new military capabilities. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=257809

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: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260120

Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide. DARPA. Deadline: 6/2/15 for abstracts, 7/15/15 for proposals. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). I2O explores game-changing technologies in the fields of information science and technology to anticipate and create rapid shifts in the complex national security landscape. Conflict can occur in traditional domains such as land, sea, air, and space, and in emerging domains such as cyber and other types of irregular warfare. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259544

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program. Deadline: 9/30/17. Synopsis: NGA welcomes all innovative ideas for path-breaking research that may advance the GEOINT mission. The NGA mission is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security objectives. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254129

Manufacturing Technology Open BAA. Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL/RX, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate. Deadline: 6/24/19 for white papers. Synopsis: Manufacturing Technologies that focus on strengthening defense manufacturing capabilities and efficiencies and transitioning capability to the factory floor are of interest. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258475

Open Innovation and Collaboration. Air Force Research Laboratory. Deadline: 7/12/2019. Synopsis: This BAA will provide AFRL an acquisition tool with the flexibility to rapidly solicit proposals through Calls for Proposals and make awards to deliver innovative technical solutions to meet present and future compelling Air Force needs as ever-changing operational issues become known. Anticipated areas include: Materials, Manufacturing Processes, Aerospace Systems, Human Effectiveness, Sensors and Sensing Systems. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259251


Education Department

OSERS/NIDRR: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers: Family Support. Deadline: 8/13/14 for notices of intent, 9/8/14 for applications. 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. URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-09/pdf/2014-16086.pdf

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs): Improving the Accessibility, Usability, and Performance of Technology for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Deadline: 8/13/14 for letters of intent, 9/8/14 for applications. Synopsis: RERCs seek to solve rehabilitation problems and remove environmental barriers to improvements in employment, community living and participation, and health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities. URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-09/pdf/2014-16088.pdf

OSERS/OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Center for Systemic Improvement. Deadline: 8/18/14. Synopsis: The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-17/pdf/2014-14154.pdf

OSERS/OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities. Deadline: 8/18/14. Synopsis: The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-02/pdf/2014-15437.pdf

OSERS/NIDRR: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training (ARRT) Program: Advanced Rehabilitation Research Policy Fellowship. Deadline: 8/18/14 for letters of intent, 9/2/14 for applications. Synopsis: The purpose of NIDRR's ARRT program, which is funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to provide advanced research training and experience to individuals with doctorates or similar degrees who have clinical or other relevant experience. URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-21/pdf/2014-17110.pdf

OSERS: NIDRR: Research Fellowships Program (also known as the Mary E. Switzer Research Fellowships). Deadline: 8/18/14 for notices of intent to apply, 9/2/14 for applications. Synopsis: The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to experienced, highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to perform research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-28/pdf/2014-17708.pdf

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA): Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program--Rehabilitation Specialty Areas. Deadline: 8/22/14. Synopsis: The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program provides financial assistance for projects that provide: training leading to an academic degree in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation; courses or programs of study leading to the award of a certificate in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation; and support for medical residents enrolled in residency training programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-23/pdf/2014-17368.pdf

OSERS: NIDRR: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers--Vocational Rehabilitation Practices for Youth and Young Adults. Deadline: 8/25/14 for notices of intent to apply, 9/2/14 for applications. 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 NIDRR. URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-28/pdf/2014-17720.pdf


Energy Department

Collaborative Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy Sciences on Long-Pulse International Stellarator Facilities. Deadline: 8/11/14 for required preapplications, 9/22/14 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of Fusion Energy Sciencesis seeking applications to carry out experimental research in magnetic fusion energy sciences on long-pulse overseas stellarator facilities, namely Wendelstein 7 X (Germany) and the Large Helical Device (LHD - Japan). URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259013

FY 2015 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics. Deadline: 8/12/14 for strongly encouraged letters of intent, 9/23/14 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of High Energy Physics at the DOE Office of Science invites new grant applications for support of research programs in High Energy Physics.URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260048

FY 2014 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: The Office of Science of announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=244053

Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE). NETL. Deadline: 10/1/14. Synopsis: DOE is seeking applications for establishing and managing a dedicated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) field laboratory. FORGE will focus on science and technology R&D in an ideal EGS environment in a domestic location. It is envisioned that FORGE will result in a rigorous and reproducible methodology that will enable development of on the order of 100+ GWe of cost-competitive EGS power. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259744


Environmental Protection Agency

Air Pollution Monitoring for Communities. Deadline: 10/7/14. Synopsis: The EPA is seeking applications proposing research on empowering communities and individuals to take action to avoid air pollution exposure, using low-cost portable air pollution sensors. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=257069


Health and Human Services Department

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

NEI Audacious Goal Initiative: Addressing Technical Needs and Opportunities for Imaging the Visual System (U01). Deadline: 8/14/14. Synopsis: The NEI (AGI) strategic planning process selected the single audacious goal (AG) of regenerating neurons and neural connections in the eye and visual system. This AG speaks to two conditions, loss of photoreceptor cells by disease or injury and damage to retinal ganglion cells as occurs in glaucoma or optic neuropathy. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EY-14-001.html

Undergraduate Research Education Program (UP) to Enhance Diversity in the Environmental Health Sciences (R25). NIEHS. Deadline: 8/15/14. Synopsis: This funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences for undergraduates at the junior and senior level. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-14-004.html

Exploratory Studies of Smoking Cessation Interventions for People with Schizophrenia. NIDA, NIMH, NCI, NIAAA. Deadline: 8/15/14, 12/16/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide support for grant applications to generate and conduct preliminary tests of targeted smoking cessation treatments for individuals with schizophrenia. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-230.html (R21/R33), http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-231.html (R33)

Targeting Co-dependent Molecular Pathways in Oral Cancer (U01). NIDCR. Deadline: 8/25/14. Synopsis: The goal is the identification of co-dependent survival and proliferation pathways in oral cancer cells and the elucidation of potential signaling pathways that can be targeted with combination therapy approaches. This initiative requires collaboration of multi-disciplinary research teams that include cancer biologists, computational biologists, model system specialists and/or screening assay specialists. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-15-004.html

Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders. NIEHS, NICHS, NIMH. Deadline: 8/26/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate and foster research to (1) identify environmental contributors to risk and expression of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and (2) understand how environmental factors impact the underlying biologic processes implicated in ASD. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-203.html (R01), http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-202.html (R21)

NIMHD Basic and Applied Biomedical Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01). Deadline: 8/28/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit innovative basic and applied research on fundamental biological mechanisms involved in disease conditions that disproportionately affect health disparity populations and therapies or interventions that can directly or demonstrably contribute to reducing or eliminating health disparities. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-14-005.html

NIMHD Social, Behavioral, Health Services, and Policy Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01). Deadline: 8/28/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit innovative social, behavioral, health services, and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-14-004.html

Workers’ Compensation Surveillance. CDC/NIOSH. Deadline: 8/29/14. Synopsis: The WC Surveillance Cooperative Agreements are intended to provide state health and state WC agencies and other eligible organizations and businesses the resources to initiate or expand state-based WC surveillance and intervention activities. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-227.html

Administrative Supplements for the U.S.-Japan Brain Research Cooperative Program (BRCP) - U.S. Entity (Administrative Supplement). NIH. Deadline: 9/2/14. Synopsis: The U.S. entity of the BRCP supports the following activities: Visit of U.S. scientists to conduct collaborative research and/or to acquire advanced research skills in Japanese institutions. Joint workshops to exchange scientific information and to foster collaborations. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-249.html

Leveraging a Recovery Act Resource to Accelerate Research on Neurodevelopment (R01). NIMH. Deadline: 9/3/14. Synopsis: This FOA aims to stimulate the broader research community to utilize a resource funded through ARRA to generate and evaluate hypotheses about the complex interrelationships and multi-directional influences among genetics, brain maturation, neurocognitive function, and psychiatric symptoms during development. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-15-400.html

Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Program (PDBP) Discovery Projects (U01). NINDS. Deadline: 9/4/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to support up to three years of study for the discovery, assay optimization, and replication stages required for the development of biological biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-259.html

Innovative Approaches for the Identification of Mitochondria-Cell Signaling Networks in Response to Environmental Stress. NIEHS. Deadline: 9/15/14. Synopsis: This FOA supports the development of technologies and experimental models to more precisely track signaling between the mitochondria and other cellular processes under environmental stress conditions, including mitochondrial-nuclear signaling with respect to epigenetic regulation, DNA damage response, or response to oxidative stress. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-14-006.html

Molecular and Cellular Characterization of Screen-Detected Lesions (U01). NCI. Deadline: 9/17/14. Synopsis: The goal is to solicit applications from independent, multidisciplinary teams to undertake a comprehensive molecular and cellular characterization of tumor tissue, cell, and microenvironment components to distinguish screen-detected early lesions from interval and symptom-detected cancers. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-14-010.html

Molecular and Cellular Characterization of Screen-Detected Lesions - Coordinating Center and Data Management Group (U01). NCI. Deadline: 9/17/14. Synopsis: This FOA solicits U01 applications for a CDMG as a component of a Consortium to conduct biological analysis of screen-detected, interval-detected, and symptom-detected Cancers. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-14-011.html

Human Immunology Project Consortium (U19). NIAID. Deadline: 9/18/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to participate in a network of human immunology profiling research groups in the area of non-HIV infectious disease. Applications are sought that propose to study the human immune system (1) during or following infection, (2) before and after vaccination against an infectious disease, and/or (3) before and after administration of an infectious disease vaccine adjuvant that targets innate immune components. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-007.html

U.S.-India Bilateral Collaborative Research Partnerships (CRP) on Diabetes Research (R21). NIDDK, NEI. Deadline: 9/18/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications from U.S.-funded institutions with an Indian institution partner to establish CRPs to advance science and technology important to understanding, preventing, and treating diabetes and its complications. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-14-006.html

Technologies for Healthy Independent Living (R01). NIH. Deadline: 9/23/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for research and development of technologies that monitor health or deliver care in a real-time, accessible, effective, and minimally obtrusive way. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-118.html

Design and Development of Novel Technologies for Healthy Independent Living (R21). NIH. Deadline: 9/23/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for design and development of novel technologies to monitor health or deliver care in a real-time, accessible, effective, and minimally obtrusive way. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-119.html

Research Centers for Pharmacogenomics in Precision Medicine (P50). NIGMS. Deadline: 9/25/14. Synopsis: This program will support a limited number of large-scale multidisciplinary centers, each of which will serve as a national and international focal point. A center should be built around a tightly-focused theme and should represent innovative investigations at the forefront of understanding drug actions. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-075.html

Enabling Resources for Pharmacogenomics (R24). NIGMS. Deadline: 9/25/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to support critical enabling resources that will accelerate new research discoveries and/or implementation of research discoveries in pharmacogenomics. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-185.html

NIDA Core "Center of Excellence" Grant Program (P30). Deadline: 9/25/14, 1/7/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: Grants are intended to bring together investigators currently funded by NIH or other Federal or non-Federal sources, to enhance the effectiveness of existing research and also to extend the focus of research to drug abuse and addiction. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-186.html

Blood Pressure Measurement Technologies for Low-Resource Settings in the US and India (U01). NIBIB. Deadline: 9/26/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to solicit research leading to the development of new blood-pressure measurement technologies for rapid, minimally intrusive, flexible monitoring and management of hypertension in underserved populations. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-14-002.html

Neuroscience Information Framework (U24). NIH. Deadline: 9/26/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to support the Neuroscience Information Framework Infrastructure and Search for Lacunas/Gaps in Knowledge About the Nervous System. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-15-009.html

NINDS Exploratory Grant Program in Parkinson's Disease Research (P20). Deadline: 9/29/14. Synopsis: The goal of this program is to formalize new collaborative teams and establish a foundation of research discovery necessary to address emergent issues in PD research, such that successful exploratory studies lead directly to a subsequent application for support of an NINDS Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence (P50). URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-14-011.html

Long-Term Outcomes of Medically Assisted Reproduction (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: This funding opportunity announcement encourages applications to study Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Non-IVF Fertility Treatments for their potential long-term health and developmental outcomes. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-272.html

Long-Term Outcomes of Medically Assisted Reproduction (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages the innovative and high-risk/impact studies for assessing the long-term outcomes and development of registries for documenting data on ART and NIFT procedures. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-273.html

Dimensional Approaches to Research Classification in Psychiatric Disorders (R01). NIMH. Deadline: 10/3/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications to study mechanisms that may cut across multiple traditional diagnostic categories. Applications submitted in response to this FOA should be based upon RDoC criteria. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-15-500.html

Centers for Medical Countermeasures against Radiation Consortium (U19). NIAID. Deadline: 10/3/14. Synopsis: Applications are sought that propose multidisciplinary basic and translational research to support the development of new medical products that will assess, diagnose, mitigate and/or treat the short- and long-term consequences of radiation exposure after a radiological/nuclear terrorist event or accidental exposure. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-055.html

Long-Term Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery Using Large Datasets (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/3/14. Synopsis: This FOA will support applications that address the long-term (five-year minimum) clinical outcomes of bariatric surgery using large datasets within healthcare delivery organizations. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-262.html

Global "Omics" Approaches Targeting Adverse Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes Utilizing Existing Cohorts (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 10/7/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications utilizing state of the science "Omics" technologies (such as genomics epigenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics), coupled to powerful bioinformatics tools, to target important pregnancy and neonatal health problems by using existing cohorts. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-264.html

NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01). Deadline: 10/10/14. Synopsis: The awards complement NIH’s traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-14-003.html

Enriching the Hematology Research Workforce through Short-term Educational Experiences in Emerging Science Research Education Program Grant (R25). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/13/14. Synopsis: This funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with an integrated focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-15-006.html

Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/14. Synopsis: The Office of Dietary Supplements announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research in which the supplemental funding would investigate the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health maintenance and disease prevention. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-201.html

Comparative Health System Performance in Accelerating PCOR Dissemination (U19). AHRQ. Deadline: 10/17/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for Centers of Excellence to identify, classify, track, and compare healthcare delivery systems ranging from integrated delivery systems to Accountable Care Organizations across the U.S. to help improve the speed of adoption and diffusion of CER-recommended practices through systems. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-14-011.html

HLA and KIR Region Genomics in Immune-Mediated Diseases. NIAID, NINDS. Deadline: 10/20/14. Synopsis: These FOAs invite applications from investigators to participate in the HLA and KIR Region Genomics in Immune Mediated Diseases Consortium. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-012.html (U01), http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-013.html (U19)

Development of Novel Therapeutics for Select Pathogens (R21/R33). NIAID. Deadline: 10/20/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to support basic to translational research focused on development of novel therapeutics against select antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacteria or influenza. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-026.html

Outstanding Investigator Award (R35). NCI. Deadline: 10/20/14, 1/7/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The objective of the OIA is to provide long-term support to experienced investigators with outstanding records of cancer research productivity who propose to conduct exceptional research. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-267.html

NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01). Deadline: 10/23/14. Synopsis: The award is intended to support the research and research career development of outstanding, exceptionally productive scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-15-600.html

Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health (K01). NIMH. Deadline: 10/29/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide support and "protected time" (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience that will facilitate the entry of early career investigators into the field of global mental health research and lead to research independence. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-15-700.html

Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (U01). NCI. Deadline: 10/29/14. Synopsis: Proposed projects should address major barriers in cancer biology and/or oncology using nanotechnology and should emphasize fundamental understanding of nanomaterial interactions with biological systems and/or mechanisms of their in vivo delivery. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-285.html

Development of Novel Therapeutics for Select Anaerobic Protozoa (R21/R33). NIAID. Deadline: 10/30/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications to support early stage translational research focused on the development of novel therapeutics against select anaerobic protozoal pathogens. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-015.html

Summer Research Training in Aging for Medical Students (T35). NIA. Deadline: 10/30/14. Synopsis: This short-term research training program is intended to: encourage medical students, early in their training, to consider pursuing either a basic science or health-services or clinical-research career in the areas of research that are important to the NIA; and increase the pool of physician scientists engaged in biomedical, clinical or health-services research in those areas necessary to continue NIA's mission. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-15-009.html

Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) (U54). NCI. Deadline: 11/3/14. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications for CCNEs that will be a main part of the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer (The Alliance) program. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-14-013.html

Role of the Microflora in the Etiology of Gastro-Intestinal Cancer (R01). NCI, NIAAA. Deadline: 11/4/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages innovative multidisciplinary research projects that will advance our mechanistic understanding of microflora influences on Gastro-Intestinal (GI) carcinogenesis. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-242.html

Longitudinal Assessment of Post-traumatic Syndromes (U01). NIMH. Deadline: 11/6/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages cooperative research project grant applications for a multi-site, longitudinal research platform to 1) characterize post-traumatic trajectories based on dimensions of observable behavior, neurobiological changes, and other measures that may serve as markers of risk, 2) examine processes or mechanisms whereby post-trauma mental illness develops and is maintained, 3) develop algorithms to be used in the acute post-trauma time period to predict different trajectories, and 4) develop/refine measures of promising targets for future prevention and early treatment studies. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-15-110.html

Innovative Assays to Quantify the Latent HIV Reservoir (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 11/7/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research on new or improved methods for quantifying latently infected cells in HIV-positive individuals on effective antiretroviral therapy. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-020.html

Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS (DP2). NIDA. Deadline: 11/12/14. Synopsis: The award will support those in an early stage of their career who may lack the preliminary data required for an R01 grant, but who propose high impact research and who show promise of being tomorrow's leaders in the field. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-15-007.html

Interventions for Youth who Misuse/Abuse Prescription Stimulant Medications in High School and/or College-Attending Youth (U01). NIDA. Deadline: 11/13/14. Synopsis: This FOA solicits U01 applications conducting either hypothesis-driven or hypothesis-generating controlled research to build an evidence base to address the problem of prescription stimulant medication misuse in youth. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-15-010.html

Connectomes Related to Human Disease (U01). NIMH, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NIDA, NINDS. Deadline: 11/14/14. Synopsis: Applications are sought that will apply the Human Connectome data collection protocol to disease/disorder cohorts of interest to the Institutes and Centers that are participating in this FOA. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-281.html

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Research and Translation Core Centers (P30). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for Centers to support both basic and clinical research on PKD. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-14-013.html

Research Using Biosamples from Selected Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for ancillary studies using archived samples from selected diabetes clinical trials and studies. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-257.html

Research Using Subjects From Selected Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies (Living Biobank) (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for ancillary studies that use subjects enrolled in (or screened for participation in) the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet clinical trials network, or for ancillary studies that use subjects enrolled in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC). URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-258.html

Immunobiology of Xenotransplantation. NIAID. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: NIAID solicits applications to participate in the Immunobiology of Xenotransplantation Cooperative Research Program (IXCRP) for the development of preclinical porcine to nonhuman primate models of islet, kidney, heart, lung, or liver xenotransplantation. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-048.html (U01), http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-047.html (U19)

U.S.-China Program for Research Toward a Cure for HIV/AIDS (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/21/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate collaborative research opportunities between investigators in the U.S. and China focused on research toward a cure for HIV/AIDS. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-057.html

Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention (MEHP II) (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 11/21/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications that support innovative proof-of-concept/feasibility non-vaccine biomedical prevention (nBP) research needed to support and advance the development of safer and more effective microbicides and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) strategies. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-036.html

Chronic Kidney Disease Biomarkers Consortium (CKD BioCon) (U01). NIDDK. Deadline: 12/2/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to establish the second phase of the CKD BioCon through a cooperative agreement. Application for the second phase of the CKD BioCon will be open to members of the original consortium as well as new investigative teams. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-14-011.html

Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: The overall purpose of the NIAAA Alcohol Research Center program is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-15-001.html

Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (P60). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications using the P60 mechanism that must include an information dissemination core to initiate and expand community education, related to the overall goal of the center. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-15-002.html

Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research (U54). NCCAM. Deadline: 12/4/14. Synopsis: The ultimate goal of this program is to develop a definitive approach to determining the clinical relevance of pharmacokinetic interactions between natural products and medications. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-15-001.html

Extracellular Vesicles in HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse. NIDA. Deadline: 12/15/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate extracellular vesicles in HIV infection/progression or as potential HIV/AIDS biomarkers or therapeutics. Proposed projects must also explore the potential impact of exposure to substances of abuse. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-15-011.html (R01), http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-15-012.html (R21)

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: A Multilevel Approach (UH2/UH3). NIDCR. Deadline: 12/9/14, 2/27/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The overall goal of this initiative is to establish effective interventions or programs to reduce or eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in vulnerable U.S. children who are between 0 and 21 years of age. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-15-006.html

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: Data Coordinating Center (U01). NIDCR. Deadline: 12/9/14, 2/27/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The overall goal of this initiative is to establish effective interventions or programs to reduce or eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in vulnerable U.S. children who are between 0 and 21 years of age. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-15-007.html

Aging and Neuromuscular Junctions (R01). NIA. Deadline: 1/29/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage cross-disciplinary research to investigate the mechanisms underlying age-related declines in neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) as a functional unit of nerve and muscle, and explore potential avenues for maintaining the NMJs during aging or reversing the age-dependent loss in function of the NMJs using model organisms. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-15-008.html

Improving Diabetes Management in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/18/15. Synopsis: The goal is to support research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with type 1 diabetes. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-14-022.html

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease prevention in Native American Populations (R01). NIH. 5/12/15, 8/24/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American populations. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-260.html


Interior Department

The Coastal Program. Fish and Wildlife Service. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: The Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=246793


Justice Department

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


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)-2013. Deadline: Varies, through 9/4/14. 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: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/

Research Opportunities in Aeronautics - 2014. Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Deadline: Varies, through 12/31/14. Synopsis: Under the FY 2014 ROA NRA, ARMD will continue solicitation of foundational and systems-level research proposals for five programs within ARMD: the Airspace Systems Program, the Aviation Safety Program, the Fundamental Aeronautics Program, the Integrated Systems Research Program, and the Aeronautics Strategy and Management Program. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250454

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)-2014. Deadline: Varies. Synopsis: The HRP contains six Elements: Space Radiation, Human Health and Countermeasures, Exploration Medical Capability, Behavioral Health and Performance, Space Human Factors and Habitability, and International Space Station Medical Project. Fourteen disciplines or areas support the Program: Behavioral Health and Performance, Bone, Cardiovascular, Extravehicular Activity, Immunology, Medical Capabilities, Muscle, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Radiation, Sensorimotor, Advanced Food Technology, Advanced Environmental Health, and Space Human Factors Engineering. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259312

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - 2014. Deadline: Varies, through 4/30/15. Synopsis: This NASA Research Announcement covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat, and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251543


National Archives and Records Administration

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


National Endowment for the Humanities

Media Projects. Deadline: 8/13/14. Synopsis: Media Projects grants support the following formats: film and television projects; and radio projects. Film and television projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs must be intended for national distribution. The program offers Development Grants and Production Grants. URL: http://www.neh.gov/grants/mp

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations. Deadline: 8/13/14. Synopsis: Grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. The program offers Planning Grants and Implementation Grants. URL: http://www.neh.gov/grants/mlco

Digital Humanities Start-up Grants. Deadline: 9/11/14. Synopsis: The program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. URL: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-start-grants

Enduring Questions. Deadline: 9/11/14. Synopsis: The program supports faculty members in the preparation of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life as addressed by the humanities. URL: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions

NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program. Deadline: 9/25/14. Synopsis: NEH and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V., DFG) are working together to offer support for projects that contribute to developing and implementing digital infrastructures and services for humanities research. Each application must be sponsored by at least one eligible German individual or institution, and at least one U.S. institution, and there must be a project director from each country. URL: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/nehdfg-bilateral-digital-humanities-program


National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Geography and Spatial Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI). Deadline: 8/14/14, 2/12/15. Synopsis: This solicitation addresses the preparation and evaluation of proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) awards. URL: http://nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf14538

Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG). Deadline: 8/15/14. Synopsis: The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505057

EarthScope. Deadline: 8/25/14. Synopsis: This solicitation calls for proposals to conduct scientific research and/or education and outreach activities within North America that make use of capabilities and/or data provided through the EarthScope Facility. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501035

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS). Deadline: 9/2/14. Synopsis: The MMS Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative, analytical, and statistical methods and models for those sciences. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5421

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT). Deadline: 9/2/14 for required letters of intent, 10/2/14 for proposals. Synopsis: The PFI: AIR-TT solicitation serves as an early opportunity to move previously NSF-funded research results with promising commercial potential along the path toward commercialization. Projects are supported to demonstrate proof-of-concept, prototype, or scale-up while engaging faculty and students in entrepreneurial/innovative thinking. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504790

Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program. Deadline: 9/4/14. Synopsis: The GSS Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. URL: http://nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf14537

US-Japan Big Data and Disaster Research (BDD). Deadline: 9/8/14. Synopsis: NSF and the Japan Science and Technology Agency are embarking upon a collaborative research program to address compelling research challenges that arise from leveraging Big Data approaches to transform, at both human and societal scales, disaster management. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505035

Sensors, Dynamics, and Control (SDC). Deadline: 9/15/14, 2/17/15. Synopsis: The program supports fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of complex dynamical and structural systems, including development of new analytical, computational and experimental tools, and novel applications to engineered and natural systems. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505099

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). Deadline: 9/24/14. Synopsis: Supports untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first two years in an academic position after the PhD. One may not yet have received any other grants in the PI role from any institutiton or agency post-PhD. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504952

Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES). Deadline: 9/26/14 for required letters of intent, 11/28/14 for proposals. Synopsis: Hazards SEES seeks to: (1) advance understanding of the fundamental processes associated with specific natural hazards and technological hazards linked to natural phenomena, and their interactions; (2) better understand the causes, interdependences, impacts, and cumulative effects of these hazards on individuals, the natural and built environment, and society as a whole; and (3) improve capabilities for forecasting or predicting hazards, mitigating their effects, and enhancing the capacity to respond to and recover from resultant disasters. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504804

Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL): Data, Infrastructure and Computational Methods. NSF, NEH. Deadline: 10/6/14. Synopsis: The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816

Advanced Technological Education (ATE). Deadline: 10/9/14. Synopsis: With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the ATE program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5464

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG). Deadline: 10/14/14. Synopsis: Research groups supported by RTG must include vertically-integrated activities that span the entire spectrum of educational levels from undergraduates through postdoctoral associates. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5732

Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF). Deadline: 10/15/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5301

Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI). Deadline: 10/21/14. Synopsis: The CCI Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. Only organizations receiving Phase I awards in FY 2012 and renewals of Phase II CCIs initiated in FY 2010 are eligible to request Phase II funding in FY 2015. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13635

Arctic Research Opportunities: Arctic Natural Sciences, Arctic Social Sciences, Arctic System Science, Arctic Observing Network and Polar Cyberinfrastructure. Deadline: 10/21/14. Synopsis: The goal is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic’s physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes; the interactions of oceanic, terrestrial, atmospheric, biological, social, cultural, and economic systems; and the connections that define the Arctic. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521

CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS). Deadline: 10/21/14 for Scholarship Track, 11/14/14 for Capacity Track. Synopsis: The program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development. The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals. URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504991

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: 10/22/14 for Physics of Living Systems; 10/29/14 for Experimental Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics; Nuclear Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics; Gravitational Physics; and Education and Interdisciplinary Research; 11/14/14 for Theoretical Nuclear Physics; 12/4/14 for Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics; Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology; Physics at the Information Frontier; 2/4/15 for Accelerator Science. Synopsis: PHY supports physics research and education in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of disciplines. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505058

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR). Deadline: 10/22/14 for Engaged Student Learning: Exploration; 10/24/14 for Institutional and Community Transformation: Exploration; 1/13/15 for Engaged Student Learning: Design and Development, I & II, and for Institutional and Community Transformation: Design and Development. Synopsis: The IUSE program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505082


State of California

California Energy Commission. Energy Innovations Small Grant Program (EISG). Deadline: 8/6/14 for optional preproposals, 9/10/14 for proposals. Synopsis: CEC has posted two EISG solicitations: Natural Gas Program of EISG, Solicitation 14-03G; and Transportation Program of EISG, Solicitation 14-03T - Natural Gas. The EISG Program funds projects that determine the feasibility of energy research and development concepts relating to the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. URL: http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/smallgrant/index.html


University of California

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), UCOP. Exploratory, Research Project, Participatory and Career Development Awards. Deadline: 9/12/14 for required letters of intent, 12/1/14 for applications. Synopsis: TRDRP supports investigators at all eligible California institutions. Research priorities and funding investments are designed to focus on under-funded and emerging critical areas of study in the area of tobacco-related disease and tobacco control research. URL: http://trdrp.org/funding-opportunities/index.html

UC MEXUS. Grants for Dissertation Research. Deadline: 9/15/14. Synopsis: Dissertation research or MFA final projects by University of California graduate students is supported in the areas of: Mexico-Related Studies-All Disciplines, Latino Studies, United States-Mexican Relations, Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues, Mexican and Latino Topics in the Arts and Humanities, and UC-Mexico Collaboration. URL: http://ucmexus.ucr.edu/funding/grant_dissertation.html

UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty: Deadline: 10/6/14. Synopsis: Small grants of up to $1,500 support travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by University of California researchers or research teams in the areas of Mexico-Related Studies—All Disciplines, Latino Studies, United States-Mexican Relation, Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues, Latino and Mexican Topics in the Arts, and Collaborative Research Projects with Investigators at Mexican Institutions. URL: http://ucmexus.ucr.edu/funding/grant_small.html

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

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), UCOP. Special Projects. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Grants support scientific conferences or investigators to evaluate new and breaking issues in tobacco control or tobacco-related disease research. Contact a TRDRP Program Officer regarding the appropriateness of your proposal prior to submission. URL: http://trdrp.org/funding-opportunities/award-mechanisms/special-projects-conf-support.html

Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. UC Davis. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Special issues may be requested to bring together a group of people to address emerging issues such as a new pest, water issues, development of proposals for larger grants based on documented stakeholder needs, or development of Pest Alerts. The Center will give priority to requests that are multi-state in scope. Projects must be completed within one year of funding and be single-issue oriented. The maximum amount of a request can be $5,000. URL: http://www.wrpmc.ucdavis.edu/Research/specialissuesongoing.html


Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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