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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

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program. NIFA. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261801

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 9/30/14. Synopsis: This grant program supports: (1) training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA. Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261796


Commerce Department

FY 2015 Joint Hurricane Testbed. NOAA. Deadline: 9/15/14 for letters of intent, 12/5/14 for proposals. Synopsis: This notice calls for researchers to submit proposals to test and evaluate, and modify if necessary, in a (quasi-operational) experimental environment, their own scientific and technological research applications. The experimental test environment includes capabilities for real-time demonstration testing based on links to operational observational and model data streams. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=262270

Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, Fiscal Year 2015 National Competitive HAB Programs. NOAA. Deadline: 9/30/14 for required letters of intent, 12/15/14 for proposals. Synopsis: NOAA is soliciting proposals for the Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms Program, the Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms Program and the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms Program. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=262394

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

2015 Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program. NOAA. Deadline: 11/18/14. Synopsis: NOAA is soliciting proposals to improve the management of regional and local ecosystem effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation. The overall goal of EESLR is to integrate dynamic physical and biological processes with sea level rise and coastal inundation to improve the prediction of coastal ecosystem effects to enable enhanced coastal resiliency. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=262398

2015 Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Hypoxia Assessment Program (NGOMEX); Glider Application to Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone Monitoring: Pilot Study and Transition to Operations. NOAA. Deadline: 11/18/14. Synopsis: Research applications will propose pilot studies to test application of gliders to measure dissolved oxygen in the large hypoxic zone along the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf and, within 2 years, complete a comprehensive plan to transition to operations the deployment of gliders for hypoxic zone monitoring east and west of the Mississippi delta, to complement shipboard and fixed observing system monitoring. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=262391


Defense Department

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

Biological Robustness in Complex Settings (BRICS). DARPA. Deadline: 9/23/14 for Full Program Abstract, 12/2/14 for Full Program Proposal; 9/30/14 for Advanced Study Abstract, 1/20/15 for Advanced Study Proposal. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop the necessary fundamental understanding and component technologies to create robust engineered biological systems. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261697

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

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: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260576

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: 7/12/19. Synopsis: This BAA will provide AFRL an acquisition tool with the flexibility to rapidly solicit proposals through Calls for Proposals and make awards to deliver innovative technical solutions to meet present and future compelling Air Force needs as ever-changing operational issues become known. Anticipated areas include: Materials, Manufacturing Processes, Aerospace Systems, Human Effectiveness, Sensors and Sensing Systems. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259251

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Airspace Integration. Air Force Research Laboratory. Deadline: 8/6/19. Synopsis: The objective of this effort is to conduct basic, applied, advanced and demonstration/validation research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new UAS airspace integration technologies to the warfighter. Calls under this BAA will fall under six research areas: Airspace Integration; State Awareness and Real Time Response; Verification & Validation; Cooperative Intelligence; Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Automated Strike Integration and Safety Technologies. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261268

Night Vision Technologies. U.S. Army Communications, Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center. Deadline: Varies through 12/3/19. Synopsis: This BAA is intended solely to cover basic and applied research efforts in support of the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. This BAA solicits proposals against a broad range of night vision technologies. The technologies have been divided into three sections: Science and Technology; Ground Combat Systems; and Modeling and Simulation. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=262229


Energy Department

Environmental System Science. Deadline: 9/3/14 for required preapplications, 12/2/14 for applications. Synopsis: The goal is to improve the representation of terrestrial ecosystems and subsurface processes appropriate for advancing Earth system model capabilities, thereby improving the quality of climate model projections and providing the scientific foundation needed to inform DOE energy decisions. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260625

Atmospheric System Research Program. Deadline: 9/5/14 for required preapplications, 11/7/14 for applications. Synopsis: The Atmospheric System Research Program is soliciting research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use data from the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, including Atmospheric Radiation Measurement and ASR programs, to improve understanding and model representation of cloud microphysical, convective, aerosol, and radiative transfer processes. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261148

Early Career Research Program. Deadline: 9/11/14 for required preapplications, 11/20/14 for applications. Synopsis: The DOE Office of Science invites grant applications for support in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260582

National Laser Users' Facility (NLUF). Deadline: 9/15/14. Synopsis: The Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, under Defense Programs within the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration, announce their interest in receiving grant applications for new or renewal awards for research to be conducted as part of the NLUF Program. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261288

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

Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program. National Nuclear Security Administration.Deadline: 10/27/14. Synopsis: The SSAA Program was developed to support state-of-the-art research at U.S. academic institutions in areas of fundamental physical science and technology of relevance to the Stockpile Stewardship Program mission, with a focus on those areas not supported by other federal agencies. The research areas of interest are: properties of materials under extreme conditions and/or hydrodynamics (condensed matter physics and materials science, and fluid dynamics); low energy nuclear science; and radiochemistry. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261008


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.

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

NIMH Mentoring Networks for Mental Health Research Education (R25). Deadline: 9/25/14. Synopsis: The over-arching goal is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. This funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Mentoring Activities, and in particular, mentoring networks. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-304.html

NIMH Short Courses for Mental Health-Related Research Education (R25). Deadline: 9/25/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-305.html

NIMH Research Education Programs for Psychiatry Residents (R25). Deadline: 9/25/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on research education experiences that will stimulate and develop the interest and ability of psychiatry residents to conduct research in areas relevant to the mission of NIMH. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-306.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

Administrative Supplements for Tobacco Regulatory Research on the Role and Impact of Flavors in Cigarettes, Cigars, E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 9/29/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to generate data regarding the role and impact of flavors in cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco to inform FDA tobacco product regulatory actions. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-320.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

The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (U42). Deadline: 10/1/14. Synopsis: The repository will maintain the current collection of cell cultures and DNA samples and will acquire, characterize, and expand high-quality cell samples and distribute cell lines and DNA isolated from them to qualified biomedical researchers. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-15-005.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

Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging (P30). NIA. Deadline: 10/28/14. Synopsis: These Center grants will provide funding for leadership, training and research activities that will increase the dissemination of scientific knowledge in the research areas supported by the Division of Aging Biology of the NIA. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-15-005.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

NIDDK Central Repositories Non-renewable Sample Access (X01). Deadline: 10/30/14. Synopsis: The NIDDK Central Repositories house valuable samples and data from numerous major clinical studies. This FOA allows investigators to apply for access to non-renewable samples from one or more of these studies. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-301.html

Detect, Define and Measure the Progression of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (U01). NINDS. Deadline: 10/31/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this initiative is to detect, characterize and measure the progression of neurodegeneration in individuals with a probable or possible diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy using brain imaging and other biomarkers. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-14-012.html

Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01). NIH. Deadline: 10/31/14 for new, 11/5/14 for resubmission, 1/7/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level intervention programs of 1 to 2 years in length that are designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-315.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

Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R21/R33). NIH. Deadline: 11/4/14 for new, 11/16/14 for resubmission, 1/7/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA supports highly innovative research aimed at developing multi-level interventions that will increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups who can benefit from such activity; and 2) that can be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-321.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

Hazardous Materials Worker Health and Safety Training (U45). NIEHS. Deadline: 11/6/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for cooperative agreements to support the development of model programs for the training and education of workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation and emergency response. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-14-008.html

Research Planning Infrastructure to Develop Therapeutic Target-ID Strategies Based on Favorable Genetic Variants of Human Longevity or Health Span (U24). NIA. Deadline: 11/6/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for a project for the development of a research planning infrastructure by a multidisciplinary collaborative team to develop target identification (ID) strategies based on effects of genetic factors reliably associated with increased human lifespan and/or health span. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-15-014.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

Enhancing Cross-National Research within the Health and Retirement Study Family of Studies (R01). NIA. Deadline: 11/7/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance comparability among a specific group of measures in the US Health and Retirement Study and the family of comparable longitudinal aging studies around the world. For the purposes of this FOA, the specific measures are cognition and dementia assessment; personality and non-cognitive-character-skills; social isolation and loneliness; physical activity; and life histories. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-15-015.html

New Approaches to Synthetic Lethality for Mutant KRas-Dependent Cancers (U01). NCI. Deadline: 11/10/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications for projects to identify targets whose inhibition would induce synthetic lethality in cancers dependent on the expression of mutant KRas alleles. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-314.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

Enriched Doctoral Training in the Mathematical Sciences (EDT). Deadline: 11/12/14. Synopsis: The EDT program supports efforts to enrich research training in the mathematical sciences at the doctoral level by preparing Ph.D. students to recognize and find solutions to mathematical challenges arising in other fields and in areas outside academic setting. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505083

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

Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) (U01). NCI. Deadline: 11/14/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for collaborative research projects using simulation and other modeling techniques for specific cancer sites. The proposed research is expected to generate sophisticated, evidence-based decision tools that could inform international/national/regional/local decisions on the most efficient utilization of existing and emerging technologies and strategies for the control of cancer. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-14-012.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

Collaborative Partnership on Alcohol and Health Disparity Research Center (AHDRC) (U54). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/18/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites U54 applications for the implementation of partnership awards between Institutions serving communities with Alcohol use related health disparities and other institutions with extensive alcohol research programs. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-15-003.html

Role of the Microbiome in HIV-1 Vaccine Responses. NIAID. Deadline: 1/7/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research focused on elucidating the role of the microbiome in shaping the host immune responses to HIV-1 transmission and vaccination in the gastrointestinal and genital mucosa. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-317.html (R01), http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-318.html (R21)

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

Immune and Inflammatory Mechanisms in Alzheimer's Disease (R01). NIA. Deadline: 1/29/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to establish the role of the brain innate immune system, the systemic immune system, and the crosstalk and changes with age between the two in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-15-018.html

Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01) . NIDDK, NICHD, OBSSR. Deadline: 2/5/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that may increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-323.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

Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) 2015 Dual Use Technology Development at NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. Deadline: 10/1/14, 2/4/15, 3/6/15 for Step-1 white papers. Synopsis: The purpose of this opportunity is to identify technology partnerships that will meet the goal of developing a technology to meet a specific NASA need at MSFC. MSFC has several technology development focus areas for this solicitation including Innovative/Advanced Propulsion Systems; Advanced Manufacturing; Structures and Materials; Avionics Technologies Supporting Spacecraft and Satellite Systems; Technologies Benefitting Program Development, Project Management and Systems Engineering; Systems Technologies Supporting Space Environments Research to Applications (SERA); Technologies Supporting Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS); and Aerodynamic Research Technology Needs. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261475


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 Arts

NEA Research: Art Works, FY 2015. Deadline: 10/21/14. Synopsis: The NEA Office of Research & Analysis will make awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261009


National Endowment for the Humanities

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.

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

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Deadline: 10/20/14 for Engineering, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research; 10/30/14 for Mathematical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy; 11/3/14 for Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM Education and Learning; 11/4/14 for Life Sciences, Geosciences. Synopsis: The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals early in their graduate careers who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI). Deadline: 11/6/14. Synopsis: The CRI program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12810

SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF). Deadline: 11/10/14. Synopsis: SBE offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: Broadening Participation, and Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504810

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs. Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CISE’s IIS Division supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program; The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13707

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs. Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CISE’s CNS Division supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12765

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs. Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CISE’s CCF Division supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program; The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503220

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 12/19/14 for cybersecurity education projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: The CISE SaTC program welcomes proposals that address Cybersecurity from a Trustworthy Computing Systems (TWC) perspective and/or a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) perspective, or from the Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS) perspective. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504709

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH). Deadline: 11/18/14. Synopsis: CNH Program supports interdisciplinary research that examines human and natural system processes and the complex interactions among human and natural systems at diverse scales. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13681

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID). NSF, NIH, USDA, U.K. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Deadline: 11/19/14. Synopsis: The program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5269

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF). Deadline: 1/29/15. Synopsis: DMREF is the primary program by which NSF participates in the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness. DMREF integrates materials discovery, development, property optimization, and systems design and optimization, with each employing a toolset to be developed within a materials innovation infrastructure. URL: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505073


State of California

State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board). 2015 Clean Water Act 319(h) Nonpoint Source (NPS) Grant Program Concept Proposal. Deadline: 9/11/14. The NPS Grant Program is used to support planning/assessment and implementation projects to improve water quality and restore beneficial uses in total maximum daily load (TMDL) watersheds with comprehensive watershed-based plans. In order to be eligible, applicants must work directly with their appropriate Regional Water Quality Control Board grant coordinator. URL: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/nps/solicitation_notice.shtml

California Energy Commission. Advancing Cleaner, Less Costly, More Reliable Distributed Generation to Enable Customer Solutions and Zero-Net Energy Communities. Deadline: 10/20/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development activities to increase the technical performance and value of distributed biopower and photovoltaic technologies. Awards will support development, lab-scale, and pilot-scale demonstrations of pre-commercial technologies and strategies that are designed to solve specific problems in the electricity sector. URL: http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/epic.html#PON-14-303

California Energy Commission. Electric Program Investment Charge Demonstrating Bioenergy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid. Deadline: 11/7/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund technology demonstration and deployment projects that demonstrate and appraise the operational and performance characteristics of pre-commercial biomass conversion technologies, generation systems, and development strategies. URL: http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/epic.html#PON-14-305


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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Wharton SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Reimagine Education Awards. Deadline: 9/26/14. Synopsis: This program offers awards of $50,000 to support educators around the world who are willing to describe how they are exploring new ways of teaching, learning and delivering educational content. Areas include: e-learning Innovation, Blended Learning Innovation, Presence Learning Innovation, Teaching Delivery, Enterprise, Nurturing Employability. URL: http://www.reimagine-education.com/

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