Funding Program Announcements
These summaries of selected funding opportunity announcements with upcoming deadlines are compiled from Grants.gov and from agency announcements.
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For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.
Food Safety Outreach. NIFA. Deadline: 6/7/18. Synopsis: FSOP for fiscal year 2018 will be to develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators.
Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 6/19/18. Synopsis: Funds projects to implement applied scientific programs that serve public needs in preparation for, during and after local or regional emergency situations.
Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP). NIFA. Deadline: 6/20/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans.
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems. NIFA. Deadline: 6/27/18 for letters of intent, 10/10/18 for applications. Synopsis: Applications must focus on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system within the next 25 years.
Citrus Disease Research and Extension Pre-App. NIFA. Deadline: 6/29/18. Synopsis: Requests pre-applications for Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension to address priorities identified by the Citrus Disease Sub-committee of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.
Air Force Fiscal Year 2019 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). AFOSR. Deadline: 6/1/18. Synopsis: The Fiscal Year 2019 YIP intends support for scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees 1 April 2012 or later that show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.
Polyplexus Pilot. DARPA. Deadline: 6/1/18 for abstracts, 7/20/18 for proposals. Synopsis: The Defense Sciences Office is seeking participants for a pilot program designed to utilize modern connectivity to rapidly develop promising basic research pathways and then efficiently develop basic research proposals.
Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC). Air Force Academy. Deadline: 6/7/18 for white papers. Synopsis: Invites white papers and proposals (if requested) for studies in many broad areas related to countering the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction.
Communications and Networking Discovery and Invention. ONR. Deadline: 6/22/18 for white papers, 9/28/18 for proposals. Synopsis: The goal is to support developing measurable advances in technology that can directly enable and enhance end-to-end connectivity and quality-of-service for mission-critical information exchange among widely dispersed naval, joint, and coalition forces.
Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative. ARO, AFOSR, ONR. Deadline: 6/29/18 for white papers, 10/16/18 for applications. Synopsis: The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD.
Acquisition Research Program. Deadline: 7/5/18 for letters of intent, 9/5/18 for proposals. Synopsis: The Program conducts and supports research in academic disciplines that bear on public procurement policy and management.
Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). AFOSR, ARO, ONR. Deadline: 7/6/18. Synopsis: DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation.
Bilateral Academic Research Initiative (BARI) Pilot Program. Department of the Army. Deadline: 7/6/18. Synopsis: Supports basic research in science and engineering stemming from interactive collaborative efforts between U.S. institutions of higher education and U.K. institutions of higher education. The area of interest is artificial intelligence and collaborative decision making.
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Centers for International Business Education Program. Deadline: 6/13/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide funding to institutions of higher education or consortia of such institutions for curriculum development, research, and training on issues of importance to U.S trade and competitiveness.
Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program. Deadline: 6/26/18. Synopsis: There are two funding categories: Partnership Grants for the Preparation of Teachers, and Partnership Grants for the Establishment of Effective Teaching Residency Programs.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety. Deadline: 7/2/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide technical assistance to support States and districts in the implementation of social and emotional learning evidence-based programs and practices.
Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research. NETL. Deadline: 5/29/18 for concept papers, 7/13/18 for applications. Synopsis: Seeks research projects in the following areas: batteries and electrification; materials; technology integration and energy efficient mobility systems; energy efficient commercial off road vehicle technologies; and co optimized advanced engine and fuel technologies to improve fuel economy.
Process Development for Advanced Biofuels and Biopower. Deadline: 5/30/18 for letters of intent, 6/27/18 for applications. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications for projects to bridge technologies from scientific research to engineering, to integrate unit operations, and to engage in the R&D of integrated processes designed to produce drop-in renewable jet fuel blendstocks, drop-in renewable diesel fuel blendstocks, and biopower.
Affordable and Sustainable Energy Crops (ASEC). Deadline: 5/30/18 for letters of intent, 6/27/18 for applications. Synopsis: Funds research and development related to the production of affordable and sustainable non-food energy crops that can be used as feedstocks for the production of price-competitive biofuels and bioproducts.
Efficient Carbon Utilization in Algal Systems. Deadline: 5/30/18 for letters of intent, 6/27/18 for applications. Synopsis: Supports research on increasing carbon utilization efficiencies as well as on developing direct air capture technologies, with the goals of increasing productivity and reducing costs.
BioEnergy Engineering for Products Synthesis (BEEPS). Deadline: 5/30/18 for letters of intent, 6/27/18 for applications. Synopsis: Topic Areas: ChemCatBio Industrial Partnerships, Agile BioFoundry Industry Partnership Initiative, Performance Advantaged Bioproducts, Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet Organic Waste Streams, Rewiring Carbon Utilization, and Lignin Valorization.
Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy. Deadline: 5/31/18 for concept papers, 6/23/18 for applications. Synopsis: Topic areas are: Reducing Non-Drilling Time, Advanced Drilling Technologies , and Innovative Partnership Models.
Developing Technologies for Advancement of Associated Geologic Storage in Basinal Geo-Laboratories. NETL. Deadline: 6/1/18. Synopsis: Supports research to develop technologies focused on field laboratory studies, including regional characterization and field validation testing of technologies, to demonstrate that different storage complexes in various geologic settings, distributed over different geographic regions, both onshore and offshore, have the capability to safely and permanently store carbon dioxide.
Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2018. Deadline: 6/8/18 for concept papers, 8/28/18 for applications. Synopsis: BENEFIT 2018 focuses on early-stage R&D to enable the development of novel technologies that can improve efficiency and reduce the energy costs of the nation’s buildings and facilitate interaction with the electricity grid.
Research, Development and Training in Isotope Production. Deadline: 6/15/18. Synopsis: The proposed R&D should generate data relevant to isotope production or lead to new and innovative technologies, or improvements to existing technologies to foster enhanced production of isotopes.
Duration Addition to Electricity Storage (DAYS). ARPA-E. Deadline: 6/15/18 for notices of intent, 7/2/18 for applications. Synopsis: The DAYS program will pursue new long-duration electricity storage technologies with discharge durations that range from 10 to approximately 100 hours at rated power.
Industry Partnerships for Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Research, Development and Demonstration. NETL. Deadline: 6/18/18. Synopsis: DOE is seeking applications to conduct RD&D for innovative approaches to advance cyber resilient energy delivery systems.
Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology Research and Development- 2018. NETL. Deadline: 6/18/18. Synopsis: Supports early-stage R&D projects which can contribute to achieving: Maximized energy-efficiency of SSL products; Improved lifetime, color quality, and lighting system performance for SSL technology; and Reduced costs of SSL sources and luminaires.
Health and Human Services Department
For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.
Supplements to Advance Research (STAR) from Projects to Programs (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional). NIAAA. Deadline: 7/1/18. Synopsis: NIAAA seeks administrative supplement applications to promote innovation and novel high-risk projects by early established investigators.
Research Supplements to Promote Data Sharing in Cancer Epidemiology Studies (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI. Deadline: 7/1/18. Synopsis: Supports NIH-funded investigators to prepare and deposit individual-level data from cancer epidemiology studies into NIH/NCI-supported, controlled-access databases.
Impact of Initial Influenza Exposure on Immunity in Infants (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 7/2/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to establish, follow, and characterize longitudinal cohorts of infants to determine how initial and repeated natural influenza infections and/or influenza vaccinations shape infant and childhood immunity to future influenza exposures.
BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects- TargetedBCP (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 7/3/18. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications for research projects that use innovative, methodologically-integrated approaches to understand how circuit activity gives rise to mental experience and behavior.
Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Clinical Researchers in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (ADRD) Research (R03 Clinical Trial Optional). NIA, NINDS. Deadline: 7/3/18. Synopsis: Supports important and innovative research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Researchers in Basic Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (ADRD) Research (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA, NINDS. Deadline: 7/3/18. Synopsis: Supports important and innovative research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Cutting Edge Informatics Tools for Illuminating the Druggable Genome (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 7/9/18. Synopsis: The overarching goal is to add informatics capabilities to the Common Fund program, Illuminating the Druggable Genome.
Mass Spectrometric Assays for the Reliable and Reproducible Detection of Proteins/Peptides of Importance in Type 1 Diabetes Research (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDDK. Deadline: 7/10/18. Synopsis: Encourages applications from institutions/organizations proposing the development of targeted mass spectrometric assays for proteins and peptides of primary interest to the type 1 diabetes research community.
Funding For Collaborative Clinical Research In Type 1 Diabetes: Living Biobank (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDDK. Deadline: 7/10/18. Synopsis: Invites applications for studies of etiology and pathogenesis related to development of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and/or its complications.
Elucidating the Effect of Glycemic Excursions on Patient Well-being and Cognitive Status in People with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDDK. Deadline: 7/10/18. Synopsis: Encourages applications proposing research on the use of current and emerging technologies for monitoring of blood glucose levels to capture the relationship between blood glucose excursions, perception of wellbeing, and cognitive status in people with type 1 diabetes.
Innovative Basic Research on Adducts in Cancer Risk Identification and Prevention (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI. Deadline: 7/11/18. Synopsis: Encourages research projects focused on adducts to cellular macromolecules as indicators of exposures to cancer risk factors relevant to human populations.
Research Program Award (R35 Clinical Trial Optional). NINDS. Deadline: 7/13/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide longer-term support and increased flexibility to PDs/PIs whose records of research achievement demonstrate their ability to make major contributions to neuroscience.
Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology Research to Address Health Disparities in the U.S. (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 7/16/18. Synopsis: Administrative supplements support aging research that addresses disparities in health, with emphasis on geriatrics and clinical gerontology studies.
Exploiting Omics Assays to Investigate Molecular Regulation of Persistent HIV in Individuals with Substance Use Disorder (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 7/17/18, Synopsis: This initiative will support projects that exploit Omics assays to address outstanding questions regarding molecular regulation of persistent HIV in the context of chronic substance use or substance use disorder.
Exploring Epigenomic or Non-Coding RNA Regulation in the Development, Maintenance, or Treatment of Chronic Pain (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA, NCCIH. Deadline: 7/17/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research that investigates the role of epigenetic or non-coding RNA regulatory pathways in the development, maintenance, or treatment of chronic pain.
Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 7/19/18. Synopsis: This FOA is for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial.
Pathway to Independence Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 7/19/18. Synopsis: This FOA is for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial.
BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - eTeamBCP (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 7/23/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote the integration of experimental, analytic, and theoretical capabilities for large-scale analysis of neural systems and circuits.
Workshops on the Use of Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Data (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDA, NIMH. Deadline: 7/25/18. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on courses for skills development, particularly short-term workshops.
Next-Generation Biologics for Sustained HIV Remission (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 7/27/18. Synopsis: Supports research on and early development of next‑generation biologics with the goal of inducing sustained HIV remission.
Targeted In Vivo Delivery of Gene Therapeutics for HIV Cure (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 7/31/18. Synopsis: This FOA will support research on the development and validation of innovative strategies to deliver anti-HIV gene therapies efficiently to specific target cells in vivo.
Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 8/1/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research on interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS.
Investigation of the Transmission of Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI. Deadline: 8/16/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to advance our understanding of the modes of transmission of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus; the biology of the initial steps of infection; and risk factors for infection to inform efforts to prevent KSHV transmission.
Mechanistic Ancillary Studies to Ongoing Clinical Projects (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAMS. Deadline: 8/7/18. Synopsis: Solicits applications that propose to conduct time-sensitive mechanistic ancillary studies related to the NIAMS mission in conjunction with privately or publicly funded, ongoing clinical projects.
Using Archived Data and Specimen Collections to Advance Maternal and Pediatric HIV/AIDS Research (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NICHD. Deadline: 8/9/18. Synopsis: This initiative will support secondary data analyses using archived HIV/AIDS data and specimens to generate new research questions and findings.
Genetic Analysis of Non-Human Animal Models to Understand the Genomic Architecture of Substance Use Disorders and Addictive Behaviors (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDA. Deadline: 8/21/18. Synopsis: The goals are to discover allelic variants, genomic alterations, and functional changes associated with addictive behaviors in non-human animals through systems studies that employ genetic and genomics strategies.
Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 8/22/18. Synopsis: This FOA supports highly innovative R01 applications on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse.
Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions (D43 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 8/23/18. Synopsis: Supports research training programs to strengthen the scientific capacity of institutions in low- and middle-income countries to conduct HIV research relevant to the evolving HIV epidemic in their country.
NINDS Research Education Opportunities (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 8/27/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage the initiation or continuation of nationally-available neuroscience research education programs that will significantly advance the mission of NINDS.
T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity (T32 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NHLBI. Deadline: 9/4/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance the participation of individuals from nationally underrepresented backgrounds in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic and sleep disorders research across the career development continuum by providing support to institutions that promote diversity.
Collaborative Cross (CC) Mouse Model Generation and Discovery of Immunoregulatory Mechanisms (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 9/4/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the use of CC mouse lines to advance understanding of the host genetics involved in immune regulation and function and to further develop CC mouse lines that more faithfully reproduce human immune responses.
Undergraduate Summer Research Education in Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NINDS. Deadline: 9/6/18. Synopsis: Solicits applications to establish summer research institutes for qualified undergraduates and recent post-baccalaureates to participate in summer research experiences.
Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NHLBI. Deadline: 9/10/18. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences.
NIH Director's Pioneer Award (DP1 - Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 9/14/18. Synopsis: Supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative and potentially transformative approaches to major challenges in the biomedical or behavioral sciences towards the goal of enhancing human health.
BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Probe Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 9/27/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications that will develop and validate novel tools to facilitate the detailed analysis of complex circuits and provide insights into cellular interactions that underlie brain function.
Novel Genomic Technology Development (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NHGRI. Deadline: 10/2/18, 1/17/19 for AIDS. Synopsis: Seeks grant applications to catalyze major advances in genomics through technology development (beyond developing nucleic acid sequencing technologies).
Collaborative Network to Advance Deprescribing Research for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions (R24 Clinical Trial Optional). NIA. Deadline: 10/18/18. Synopsis: Supports a collaborative network to advance scientific research into techniques and outcomes of deprescribing medications for prevention and treatment of older adults with multiple chronic conditions.
Understanding Skeletal Effects of Type 1 Diabetes (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIDDK. Deadline: 12/6/18. Synopsis: Invites applications for studies to understand the effects of type 1 diabetes on bone mass and quality and/or fracture risk.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.
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.
Early Stage Innovation (ESI). Deadline: 6/20/18. Synopsis: The Space Technology Mission Directorate seeks proposals from accredited U.S. universities to develop unique, disruptive, or transformational space technologies that have the potential to lead to dramatic improvements at the system level.
ROSES 2018: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences. Deadline: Varies, through 4/25/19. Synopsis: ROSES is an omnibus NRA, with many individual program elements, each with its own due dates and topics. All together these cover the wide range of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences supported by the Science Mission Directorate.
National Science Foundation
For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.
Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce (AD). Deadline: 7/2/18. Synopsis: NSF accepts proposals to support education research and development projects focused on re- or up-skilling the existing workforce; developing the skilled technical workforce; and/or preparing those at the undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral fellow/early career levels.
STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C). Deadline: 7/2/18. Synopsis: Supports research and development proposals related to new approaches to pre-K-12 STEM teaching and learning related to Harnessing the Data Revolution, Convergence Research and the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier.
Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS). Deadline: 7/31/18. Synopsis: The program focuses on Intelligent Physical Systems that are capable of robust, long-term autonomy requiring minimal or no human operator intervention in the face of uncertain, unanticipated, and dynamically changing situations.
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). Deadline: 8/8/18. Synopsis: Funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD.
GeoPRISMS Program. Deadline: 8/13/18. Synopsis: Investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales.
Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI). Deadline: 8/14/18 for Phase I preliminary proposals. Synopsis: The CCI program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges.
Cultural Anthropology Program Senior Research Awards (CA-SR). Deadline: 8/15/18. Synopsis: Supports fundamental, systematic anthropological research and training to increase understanding of the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability.
Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS). Deadline: 9/26/18. Synopsis: The INFEWS program seeks to support research that conceptualizes FEW systems broadly and inclusively, incorporating social and behavioral processes, physical processes, natural processes, biological processes, and cyber-components.
Fluid Dynamics. Deadline: 10/22/18. Synopsis: Supports fundamental research toward gaining an understanding of the physics of various fluid dynamics phenomena.
Cellular and Biochemical Engineering (CBE). Deadline: 10/22/18. Synopsis: Supports fundamental engineering research that advances understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes in engineering biology.
Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering (DARE). Deadline: 10/22/18. Synopsis: Supports fundamental engineering research that will improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities through: development of new technologies, devices, or software; advancement of knowledge regarding normal or pathological human motion; or understanding of injury mechanisms.
Engineering of Biomedical Systems (EBMS). Deadline: 10/22/18. Synopsis: Supports discovery-level and transformative projects that integrate engineering and life sciences to solve biomedical problems and serve humanity in the long term.
Environmental Sustainability. Deadline: 10/22/18. Synopsis: Promotes sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems.
Environmental Engineering. Deadline: 10/22/18. Synopsis: Environmental engineering is an interdisciplinary field that applies chemical, biological, and physical scientific principles to protect human and ecological health.
Biosensing. Deadline: 10/22/18. Synopsis: Supports fundamental engineering research on devices and methods for measurement and quantification of biological analytes.
Electrochemical Systems. Deadline: 10/22/18. Synopsis: Supports fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes involving electro- or photochemistry for the sustainable production of electricity, fuels, and chemicals.
State of California
Partnering Opportunity for Translational Research Projects. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: 7/6/18. Synopsis: The objective is to create a highly competitive opportunity for promising stem cell-based projects that accelerate completion of translational stage activities necessary for advancement to clinical study or broad end use
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
2019 Multicampus Research Funding Opportunities. UCOP. Deadline: 5/24/18 for required letters of intent, 8/2/18 for proposals. Synopsis: Proposals require collaboration among at least three UC campuses and should go beyond individual PI-driven projects to launch pioneering research in thematic, multidisciplinary, or inter-disciplinary areas, benefit the UC research enterprise, strengthen UC’s position as a leading public research university, and benefit California and its people.
UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowship Opportunity. UCOP. Deadline: 5/31/18 for required letters of intent, 9/6/18 for proposals. Synopsis: Fellowships provide support for doctoral graduate students to conduct in-residence research at Los Alamos or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in any area relevant to the labs.
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.
Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Special Projects. UCOP. Deadline: Open. 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 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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