These summaries of selected funding opportunity announcements with upcoming deadlines are compiled from and from agency announcements.

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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). Deadline: 2/26/18. Synopsis: NRCS is announcing the availability of CIG to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. NIFA. Deadline: 3/1/18. Synopsis: NIFA supports programs to address critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research and extension activities and programs to evaluate both the environmental impacts of organic agriculture and the environmental services provided.

Organic Transitions. NIFA. Deadline: 3/29/18. Synopsis: The overall goal is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices.

Commerce Department

2018 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP). NOAA. Deadline: 1/31/18 for preproposals, 3/30/18 for proposals. Synopsis: The mission is to support the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch of fish and protected species as well as minimize mortality and injury of bycaught species.

Coral Reef Conservation Program, Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grants. NOAA. Deadline: 2/1/18. Synopsis: Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the following four categories: 1) Fishing Impacts; 2) Land-Based Sources of Pollution; 3) Climate Change; and 4) Local and Emerging Management Issues.

Competition for a Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System. NOAA. Deadline: 2/13/18. Synopsis: This new cooperative institute supports advancing NOAA’s ability to understand and predict variations and changes in weather, climate, oceans and coastal systems on a spectrum of timescales, through advanced numerical modeling of the Earth System’s physical, dynamical, chemical, biogeochemical, and ecological processes.

FY 2018 Joint Technology Transfer Initiative. NOAA. Deadline: 2/19/18 for letters of intent, 4/9/18 for applications. Synopsis: OAR’s Office of Weather and Air Quality is soliciting proposals to conduct research and development activities related to advancing data assimilation of new observations and data assimilation techniques for convective-scale weather prediction, improving water prediction capabilities through enhancements to National Water Model, improving daily to subseasonal scale prediction of Arctic sea ice, and communicating forecast uncertainty.

Defense Department

Enhanced Superconductors for Future Naval Applications. ONR. Deadline: 2/10/18 for white papers, 4/10/18 for proposals. Synopsis: ONR is interested in receiving white papers and proposals in support of advancing high temperature superconducting wire technology for future naval applications.

PREventing EMerging Pathogenic Threats. DARPA. Deadline: 2/13/18 for proposal abstracts, 3/27/18 for proposals. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals for research to develop new tools and models to quantify the likelihood of a virus to jump from an animal host into humans, and to develop and validate new scalable technologies to target potential human-capable viral pathogens in wild reservoirs and/or mosquito vectors to prevent transmission to humans.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR), on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), for the Manufacturing Engineering Education Program. Deadline: 2/16/18 for white papers, 5/16/18 for applications. Synopsis: The purpose is to establish new or to enhance existing programs to better position the current and next-generation manufacturing workforce to produce military systems and components that assure technological superiority for the DoD.

Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Enterprise Science Initiative (DESI). AFRL, AFOSR, ARO. Deadline: 2/28/18. Synopsis: DESI is a pilot program that supports use-inspired basic research performed by university-industry teams.

Energy Department

OPEN 2018. ARPA-E. Deadline: 2/12/18 for concept papers. Synopsis: ARPA-E seeks to support early-stage, but potentially transformational research in all areas of energy R&D, covering transportation and stationary applications.

Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy. Deadline: 2/9/18 for preapplications, 4/20/18 for applications. Synopsis: DOE announces interest in receiving applications for genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of plant biomass and feedstocks for the production of biofuels and renewable chemical feedstocks.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32). NIH. Deadline: 3/15/18. Synopsis: Applications are encouraged in any research area that is aligned with the BRAIN Initiative, including neuroethics.

BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Planning Projects - TargetedBCPP (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 3/15/18. Synopsis: Solicits applications that offer a limited scope of aims and an approach that will establish feasibility, validity, or other technically qualifying results that, if successful, would support, enable, and/or lay the groundwork for a potential, subsequent Targeted Brain Circuits Projects - TargetedBCP R01.

Next Generation Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (NGM) (R61/R33 - Clinical Trials Optional). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 3/19/18. Synopsis: The objective is to support the development of new and innovative multipurpose prevention technologies.

Discovery and Biological Signatures of Diet-Derived Microbial Metabolites (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NCCIH. Deadline: 3/19/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to identify metabolites produced by the interaction between commensal bacteria and dietary phytochemicals and characterize their biological activity.

Microphysiological Systems (MPS) for Modeling Diabetes (UG3/UH3 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDDK, NCATS. Deadline: 3/20/18. Synopsis: NIDDK will support the development and validation of human tissue chips that closely mimic the normal physiology of key metabolic tissues, including the pancreatic islet, liver, skeletal muscle, and white adipose tissue.

Medications Development for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIAAA. Deadline: 3/20/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite cooperative agreement applications for research that advances promising compounds thorough the drug development pipeline for the treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder.

Discovery of the Genetic Basis of Childhood Cancers and of Structural Birth Defects: Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (X01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 3/22/18. Synopsis: NIH invites applications to submit samples from pediatric cohorts for whole genome sequencing at a Kids First-supported sequencing center.

Mechanistic Basis of Diffuse White Matter Disease and Small Vessel Pathology in Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID)(R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). NINDS, NIA. Deadline: 3/23/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to support hypothesis-testing research to elucidate cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie diffuse white matter disease and small vessel disease in the brain, the relationships between them, and how they may contribute to cognitive impairment and dementia.

Exosomes: From Biogenesis and Secretion to the Early Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 3/26/18. Synopsis: Invites innovative research focused on understanding the role of exosome biogenesis and secretion in modulating and propagation of early pathogenesis in sporadic and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Interdisciplinary Research to Understand the Complex Biology of Resilience to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 3/26/18. Synopsis: Invites comprehensive, cross-disciplinary studies aimed at building predictive molecular models of cognitive resilience based on high-dimensional molecular data collected in individuals who remain free of dementia despite being at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Sleep disorders and circadian clock disruption in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias of aging (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 3/26/18. Synopsis: This FOA is aimed at molecular, cellular, genetic, epigenetic, and systems biology approaches to advance basic and clinical research on the causes and consequences of sleep deficiency and circadian clock dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease, and the roles of sleep and the circadian clock as modifiers of the progression of neurodegeneration.

Sensory and motor system changes as predictors of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 3/26/18. Synopsis: Supports basic, clinical, or a combination of basic and clinical studies to investigate how functional changes in the sensory and/or motor systems impact the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Pursuing Safety in Diagnosis and Treatment at the Intersection of Design, Systems Engineering, and Health Services Research (R18). AHRQ. Deadline: 3/26/18. Synopsis: These learning laboratories are places and networks where transdisciplinary teams identify closely related threats to diagnostic or treatment efforts associated with a high burden of harm and cost.

Strategic Alliances for Medications Development to Treat Substance Use Disorders (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 3/27/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research that advances compounds towards FDA approval by leveraging NIDA funds with the strengths and resources of outside organizations.

Grand Opportunity in Medications Development for Substance-Use Disorders (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 3/27/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate the development of medication for the treatment of Substance-Use Disorders by encouraging research applications to support a diverse array of preclinical and/or clinical research projects.

Device-Based Treatments for Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3, Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA, NIAAA, NCCIH. Deadline: 3/27/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate the development of devices to treat Substance Use Disorders

Cooperative Centers on Human Immunology (U19 Clinical Trial Optional). NIAID. Deadline: 3/28/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications to continue the CCHI program to support studies that will advance understanding of the mechanisms regulating human immune responses.

From Association to Function in the Alzheimer’s Disease Post-Genomics Era (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 3/28/18. Synopsis: Solicits innovative and collaborative research focused on understanding the structure and function of proteins or protein complexes regulated by different AD genetic variants that have been identified to be associated with the sporadic and late onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Consequences of amyloid protein polymorphisms in Alzheimer's disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 3/28/18. Synopsis: This FOA invites innovative research focused on understanding the consequences of amyloid protein polymorphism in regulation and initiation of early pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease.

Understanding the Effects of ApoE2 on the Interaction between Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 3/28/18. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications on descriptive, basic and translational studies of APOE2 to delineate the functional effects of ApoE2 on healthy aging of the brain and other tissues.

Limited Competition: Exploratory CTSA Collaborative Innovation Awards (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). NCATS. Deadline: 3/29/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to support highly innovative, exploratory, collaborative research projects in the NCATS’ CTSA program, with the goal of assessing utility and feasibility of proposed innovation(s).

Human Cell Biology of Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Variants (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 3/29/18. Synopsis: The goal is to establish functional genotype-phenotype relationships of genetic variants, suspected of altering the risk of Alzheimer's disease, in neural cells using human induced pluripotent stem cells or other human cell reprogramming approaches.

Basic and Translation Research on Decision Making in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIA. Deadline: 3/29/18. Synopsis: Invites applications for basic research to better characterize the affective, cognitive, social, and motivational parameters of impaired and intact decision making in both normal aging and Alzheimer's disease.

Basic and Translational Research on Decision Making in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIA. Deadline: 3/29/18. Synopsis: Iinvites applications for basic research to better characterize the affective, cognitive, social, and motivational parameters of impaired and intact decision making in both normal aging and Alzheimer's disease.

Emotional Function in Normal Aging and/or MCI and AD/ADRD (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 3/29/18. Synopsis: Invites applications that expand on foundational research demonstrating generally improved emotional function and emotion regulation with aging, to further clarify the trajectories of change in emotion processing and linked neurobiological factors in adults who are aging normally, as well as in individuals with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias.

Long Non-coding RNA in Cardiovascular, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Research (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NHLBI. Deadline: 3/30/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to foster research on human long non-coding RNAs to understand their roles in controlling the gene regulatory networks underpinning normal Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep homeostatic and disease processes.

Research To Address Sleep Disorders in the Context of Medical Rehabilitation (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NICHD, NINR. Deadline: 3/30/18. Synopsis: Because sleep affects many physiological and behavioral parameters sleep disorders should be diagnosed and appropriately treated to maximize benefit of rehabilitation.

Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NICHD. Deadline: 3/30/18. Synopsis: This FOA supports research to examine the impact of HAI on typical and atypical child development and health; the evaluation of animal-assisted intervention for children and adults with disabilities or in need of rehabilitative services; the effects of animals on public health, including cost effectiveness of involving animals in reducing and preventing disease.

Centers of Excellence for Translational Research (CETR) (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 3/30/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to support multidisciplinary translational research centers focused on generating, validating and advancing medical countermeasures to select NIAID Emerging Infectious Diseases/Pathogens.

Understanding the Early Development of the Immune System (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NICHD. Deadline: 4/4/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to support studies on the very early development of the immune system and the humoral and cellular communication that exists between the mother and fetus that may shape or impact immune system development and maturation.

Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NCI, NIDA. Deadline: 4/4/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research focused on tobacco use and human immunodeficiency virus infection in low and middle income countries.

Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). NICHD, NIDCD. Deadline: 4/4/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage translational and clinical research as well as clinical trials that will advance our knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of drug action, response, and safety in children at various developmental stages, and in women during pregnancy and lactation.

Predicting Behavioral Responses to Population-Level Cancer Control Strategies (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). NCI. Deadline: 4/11/18. Synopsis: The goal is to facilitate research to identify individual influences on the effectiveness of population-level strategies that target cancer-related behaviors.

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). NCI. Deadline: 4/11/18. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for intervention research designed to support caregivers of adult cancer patients.

Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). MINHD, NIAAA, NIDA. Deadline: 4/11/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.

Identification of Biomarkers of HIV-1 Pathogenesis and Substance Abuse Comorbidity (R01- Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDA. Deadline: 4/17/18. Synopsis: The goal is to support research that will define and validate a set(s) of molecular biomarkers and/or bio-signatures indicating the degree of loss of functional reserve, or of resilience of the host defense mechanisms, at different phases of HIV-1 pathogenesis in individuals with substance use disorders.

Evaluating the NIDA Standardized Research E-Cigarette in Risk Reduction and Related Studies (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 4/24/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate research evaluating electronic cigarettes as a potential means of reducing the risks associated with combustible tobacco use.

New Epidemiology Cohort Studies in Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Diseases and Disorders (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NHLBI. Deadline: 6/5/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to support new and innovative epidemiology research in heart, lung, blood, and/or sleep diseases, disorders, and/or phenotypes.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

NASA Education Fellowship Activity, 2018. Deadline: 3/20/18. Synopsis: Awards will be made as NASA Training Grants to institutions with Master and Doctoral programs in STEM fields.

ROSES 2017: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science. Deadline: Varies, through 6/1/18. Synopsis: The NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE). Deadline: 1/30/18. Synopsis: The goal is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training, and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic, and international boundaries.

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES). Deadline: 1/30/18 for Track-I, 2/6/18 for Track-II, 2/1/18 for Track-III. Synopsis: The three tracks are: Track-I: IRES Sites, Track-II: Advanced Studies Institutes, and Track-III: New Concepts in International Graduate Experience.

Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC). Deadline: 1/30/18 for letters of intent, 2/28/18 for proposals. Synopsis: The goal is to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health and wellness, and overall quality of life.

Enabling Discovery through GEnomic Tools (EDGE). Deadline: 2/1/18. Synopsis: EDGE is designed to provide support for research addressing current impediments to research progress in organismal biology.

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering on the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth. Deadline: 2/12/18. Synopsis: NSF is partnering with CASIS to solicit research projects in the general field of tissue engineering that can utilize the International Space Station National Lab to conduct research that will benefit life on Earth.

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining). Deadline: 2/14/18. Synopsis: This solicitation calls for developing innovative, scalable training and education programs to address the emerging needs and unresolved bottlenecks in scientific and engineering research workforce development.

Dear Colleague Letter: RAISE on Enabling Quantum Leap: Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems. Deadline: 2/16/18. Synopsis: This DCL aims to encourage researchers to submit interdisciplinary research projects that must include at least three complementary components represented by researchers with expertise in the areas of physics, chemistry, mathematics, materials science, engineering, and computer/computational science.

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0). NSF, USDA, DOD, DOE. Deadline: 2/20/18. Synopsis: The program supports four main research thrusts that are envisioned to advance the goal of ubiquitous co-robots: scalability, customizability, lowering barriers to entry, and societal impact.

Dear Colleague Letter: Rules of Life (RoL): Forecasting and Emergence in Living Systems (FELS). Deadline: 2/20/18. Synopsis: Research activities should lead to new and predictive understanding of how higher-order structures and functions result from the interactions of heterogeneous biological components with the environments in which they are found, and the associated evolutionary changes.

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS). Deadline: 2/20/18 for letters of intent, 4/17/18 for proposals. Synopsis: The complexities of brain and behavior pose fundamental questions in many areas of science and engineering, drawing intense interest across a broad spectrum of disciplinary perspectives while eluding explanation by any one of them.

Dimensions of Biodiversity. Deadline: 2/28/18. Synopsis: The program includes partnerships with the National Natural Science Foundation of China , the São Paulo Research Foundation of Brazil, and the National Research Foundation of South Africa in fiscal year 2018.

Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR). Deadline: 2/28/18. Synopsis: SBE seeks to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE areas of study.

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP 2.0). Deadline: 3/7/18. Synopsis: This solicitation responds both to national needs on the resilience of critical infrastructures and to increasing NSF emphasis on transdisciplinary research.

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF-USDA-BBSRC Joint Funding Opportunity - Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs) to Develop Breakthrough Ideas and Enabling Technologies to Advance Crop Breeding and Functional Genomics. Deadline: 3/14/18. Synopsis: This joint funding opportunity supports the development of breakthrough technologies that will enable significant advances in crop breeding.

Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) - Data and Software:. Deadline: 4/18/18. Synopsis: The CSSI umbrella program encompasses the long-running Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) and Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) programs.

Expeditions in Computing. Deadline: 4/25/18. Synopsis: The program to provides the CISE research and education community with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, fundamental research agendas that promise to define the future of computing and information.

State of California

Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program. California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). Deadline: 2/28/18. Synopsis: Grants assist eligible non-profit community organizations and federally-recognized Tribal governments address environmental justice issues in areas disproportionately affected by environmental pollution and hazards.

Partnering Opportunity for Discovery Stage Research Projects: The Quest Awards (DISC 2). California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Deadline: 3/15/18. Synopsis: The Quest Awards Program will promote the discovery of promising new stem cell-based technologies that could be translated to enable broad use and ultimately, improve patient care.

Conference Grants. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: Ongoing. Synopsis: The objective is to create a highly competitive opportunity for CIRM to support valuable mission-specific scientific conferences.

University of California

Postdoctoral Fellowship. UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. Deadline: 1/24/18. Synopsis: The Fellowship offers diverse educational and research opportunities, including a grant writing seminar, graduate research positions, advocacy training, and individualized documents training.

UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee RFP. Deadline: 1/25/18 for letters of intent, 4/5/18 for proposals. Synopsis: The CRCC offers two types of awards: New Assistant Professor applications (NAP) and Regular applications (REG).

NMFS—Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics. California Sea Grant, UCSD. Deadline: 1/26/18. Synopsis: Fellowships support students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.

NMFS—Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics. California Sea Grant, UCSD. Deadline: 1/26/18. Synopsis: Fellowships support students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources.

UC President's Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 1/30/18. Synopsis: The program provides UC faculty with fellowship support to carry out an extended research project in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

France-Berkeley Fund. UC Berkeley. Deadline: 1/31/18. Synopsis: The FBF considers projects jointly submitted by a tenured/tenure-track professor or permanent researcher at UC Berkeley and a professor or researcher with a permanent affiliation with a French public research institution or institution of higher learning.

Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley (SUPERB). UC Berkeley. Deadline: 1/31/18. Synopsis: SUPERB participants spend nine weeks at UC Berkeley during the summer working on exciting ongoing research projects focused on Big Data with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students.

WMRC Graduate Student Minigrant Program. UC White Mountain Research Station. Deadline: 1/31/8. Synopsis: Awards provide up to $1,000 per year to support room and board expenses and lab fees to do thesis research based out of WMRC.

UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program. Deadline: 2/1/18. Synopsis: The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences.

Summer Research Program. UCSF. Deadline: 2/1/18. Synopsis: UC San Francisco offers summer research opportunities for undergraduate students in the health sciences.

UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies. Postdoctoral Fellowships. Deadline: 2/1/18. Synopsis: The Center administers a number of programs for senior and postdoctoral scholars.

Graduate Fellowship Program. Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. UCSB. Deadline: 2/1/18, 9/1/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to offer an opportunity for physics doctoral students to spend a minimum period of 5 months (and up to 6 months) at the KITP.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP) 2018 Call for Applications. UCOP. Deadline: 2/2/18 for letters of intent, 2/28/18 for applications. Synopsis: Funding supports investigators at eligible California institutions whose research contributes directly to the elimination of smoking and tobacco use and mitigates its human and economic costs in California.

The Sultan Program in Arab Studies. UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Deadline: 2/2/18. Synopsis: Grants are currently offered in the following categories: The Graduate Fellowship, The Undergraduate Fellowship, and Other Scholarly Initiatives.

UCHRI Technohumanities: Exploratory Workshop on Experimentation. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 2/19/18. Synopsis: UCHRI invites letters of interest and paper abstracts to attend an all-day workshop on the topic of experimentation and the humanities.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. California Sea Grant, UCSD. Deadline: 2/23/18. Synopsis: The Fellowship matches graduate students with hosts in the legislative or executive branch of the government in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year paid fellowship to learn about marine policy.

Signatures Innovation Fellows Program. UC Berkeley. Deadline: 2/25/18. Synopsis: The program supports innovative research by UC Berkeley researchers in the data science and software areas with a special focus on projects that hold commercial promise.

NOAA National Sea Grant 2018 Aquaculture Initiative. California Sea Grant, UC San Diego. Deadline: 3/2/18. Synopsis: The Initiative is designed to foster the expansion of a sustainable U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture sector.

Medicine & Humanities: The Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship, 2018–19. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 3/9/18. Synopsis: The Scholarship will be awarded to one or more regularly enrolled full-time UC graduate students working in appropriate fields.

Engaging Humanities Grant, 2018–19. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 3/9/18. Synopsis: The grant provides matching funds for UC faculty as they engage with publics alongside and beyond the academy.

Multicampus Graduate Student Working Groups, 2018–19. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 3/9/18. Synopsis: The Grant supports UC PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences as they collaborate on innovative agendas in ways that contribute to the advancement of the working group topic specifically, and the humanities as a whole.

Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop, 2018–19. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 3/9/18. Synopsis: The Grant provides financial resources to a junior faculty member to convene a one to two-day workshop aimed at preparing their book manuscript for submission to a publisher.

Multicampus Faculty Working Groups, 2018–19. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 3/9/18. Synopsis: The Grant supports University of California faculty as they collaborate on innovative agendas in ways that contribute to the advancement of the working group topic specifically, and the humanities as a whole.

Graduate Student Dissertation Support, 2018–19. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 3/9/18. Synopsis: The grant offers funds to support dissertation work for UC PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

CA Ocean Protection Council Proposition 84 Competitive Grants Program. California Sea Grant, UC San Diego. Deadline: 3/15/18. Synopsis: Supports innovative research that directly informs and improves the stewardship of ocean and coastal resources.

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Collaborative Research Grants Program. Deadline: 3/19/18. Synopsis: Provides seed funding to teams of UC and Mexican researchers with beginning projects in basic and applied collaborative research, instructional development, and public service and education projects that apply research to public issues.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Special Projects. UCOP. Deadline: Open after 1/18. Synopsis: Support can be requested for small scientific conferences to assess tobacco’s impact on California populations or to allow tobacco investigators to evaluate new and breaking trends in tobacco control or tobacco-related disease research.

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

UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: The program supports travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by University of California researchers or research teams.

UC MEXUS Small Grants Support for UC Student and Postdoctoral Activities. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: This program supports UC graduate student and postdoctoral researcher activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development in areas of interest to UC MEXUS.

UC MEXUS Resident Scholars Program. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers an academic residency program for researchers, scholars and artists at critical junctures in their academic careers. Up to four concurrent residencies are available at a time. Please consult UC MEXUS to determine if any positions remain open.

Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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