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

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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

A Framework for Analyzing U.S. Export Potential where Goods are not Currently Traded. Deadline: 8/13/21. Synopsis: The purpose is to forecast US agri-food exports to new markets, especially for products for which there are no prior exports, with the initial focus on key African markets.

Animal Health Systems Facilitating Trade within the African Union. Deadline: 8/13/21. Synopsis: Supports provision of technical agricultural assistance in support of national and regional technical training, research, and outreach programs.

Developing A Framework For Quantifying And Analysing Non-Tariff Measures. Deadline: 8/16/21. Synopsis: USDA seeks applied research into identifying and quantifying the impact of NTMs on trade.


Commerce Department

Climate Program Office FY2022. NOAA. Deadline: 8/9/21 for letters of intent, 10/18/21 for applications. Synopsis: CPO is seeking applications for eight individual competitions in FY22.

FY22 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition. NOAA. Deadline: 8/16/21 for preproposals, 11/29/21 for applications. Synopsis: Supports research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures.

FY22 Bluefin Tuna Research Program. NOAA. Deadline: 9/24/21. Synopsis: The objective is to provide a basis for advancing science-based fisheries management for Atlantic bluefin tuna.


Defense Department

Environmental Microbes as a BioEngineering Resource (EMBER). DARPA. Deadline: 8/16/21 for abstracts, 9/27/21 for proposals. Synopsis: Aims to develop novel, bio-based technologies to overcome key challenges facing domestic supply of Rare Earth Elements.


Environmental Protection Agency

Supporting Anaerobic Digestion in Communities. Deadline: 10/7/21. Synopsis: Solicits applications that will demonstrate means of accelerating the development of new or enhance/increase existing anaerobic digestion capacity and infrastructure in the U.S. from food waste.


Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

Technology Development for Single-Molecule Protein Sequencing and Single-Cell Proteome Analysis (R01 Clinical Trial not allowed). NHGRI, NCI. Deadline: 10/1/21. Synopsis: Solicits applications to catalyze major advances in single-molecule protein sequencing and single cell proteome analysis through technology development.

Technology Development for Single-Molecule Protein Sequencing (R21 Clinical Trial not allowed). NHGRI. Deadline: 10/1/21. Synopsis: Solicits applications to catalyze major advances in single-molecule protein sequencing through technology development.

NIA Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI): Entrepreneurship Enhancement Award (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 10/4/21. Synopsis: Supports educational activities with a primary focus on: Research Experiences; Courses for Skills; Development Mentoring Activities; Curriculum or Methods Development.

Metabolic Dysregulation and Cancer Risk Program, Research Grants: a Transdisciplinary Approach to Obesity-Associated Research (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). NCI. Deadline: 10/6/21. Synopsis: Supports studies on the dynamics and underlying mechanisms that link obesity, metabolic dysregulation and increased cancer risk.

Cancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI. Deadline: 10/6/21. Synopsis: Focused on efforts that advance cancer research by bridging the knowledge gap between comprehensive molecular characterizations of many cancer types and studies of the underlying etiology of cancer development, progression, and/or metastasis.

Cancer Prevention-Interception Targeted Agent Discovery Program (CAP-IT) Centers (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI. Deadline: 10/7/21. Synopsis: The goal is to establish a network infrastructure to undertake collaborative research focusing on precision cancer prevention and interception.

Cancer Prevention-Interception Targeted Agent Discovery Program (CAP-IT) Data and Resource Coordination Center (CAP-IT DRCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI. Deadline: 10/7/21. Synopsis: The goal is to establish a network infrastructure to undertake collaborative research focusing on precision cancer prevention and interception.

Program on the Origins of Gastroesophageal Cancers (R01 Clinical Trial Optional), Coordinating Center for the Program on the Origins of Gastroesophageal Cancers (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NCI. Deadline: 10/8/21. Synopsis: The focus of the FOA is on gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinomas.

Innovative Models for Delivering PrEP and STI Services to Stop HIV in the United States (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional). NIAID, NIDA, NIMH. Deadline: 10/13/21. Synopsis: Supports the development of effective strategies for expanding the provision of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.

CCRP Initiative: Chemical Threat Agent-induced Pulmonary and Ocular Pathophysiological Mechanisms (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIEHS, NEI, NIAID. Deadline: 10/13/21. Synopsis: Supports research on mechanisms of chemical toxicity and to identify potential molecular/genetic targets that reduce acute effects of chemical threat agents that affect the lungs and eyes.

Research on Interventions that Promote the Careers of Individuals in the Biomedical Research Enterprise (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIGMS. Deadline: 10/13/21. Synopsis: Supports research designed to test interventions to enhance individuals’ interest, motivation, persistence and preparedness for careers in the biomedical research workforce.

BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 10/13/21. Synopsis: Supports efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain.

Mechanistic Studies on the Impact of Social Inequality on the Substance Use Trajectory (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) (R21 - Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required). NIDA. Deadline: 10/14/21. Synopsis: Invites mechanistic studies on the impact of social inequality on the brain and on the substance use trajectory.

Exploratory Studies to Investigate the Mechanisms of Interrelationship Between Sleep and Substance Use Disorders (R61/R33 Clinical Trials Not Allowed). NIDA. Deadline: 10/14/21. Synopsis: Supports research to expand our knowledge on the basic neurobiology of the interrelationship between sleep and SUDs.

Exploratory Studies to Investigate the Mechanisms of Interrelationship between Sleep and Substance Use Disorders (R61/R33 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required). NIDA. Deadline: 10/14/21. Synopsis: Supports developmental and exploratory research on basic neurobiology of the interrelationship between sleep and substance use disorders.

Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Required) (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/14/21, 1/7/22 for AIDS. Synopsis: Invites applications to enhance the pool of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in research areas of interest to the NHLBI.

Large Scale Mapping and/or Molecular Profiling of Ensembles and/or Cell-Types Mediating Opioid Action in the Rodent Brain (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDA. Deadline: 10/15/21. Synopsis: Supports research that employs innovative scalable technologies to identify, map, and profile cellular ensembles and/or cell-types.

Limited Competition: Promoting a Basic Understanding of Chemical Threats to Skin (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAMS, NIAID. Deadline: 10/16/21, 11/16/21. Synopsis: Supports projects to contribute to basic understanding of skin injuries caused by chemical threats to the civilian population.

HEAL Initiative: Novel Targets for Opioid Use Disorders and Opioid Overdose (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDA, NIAMS, NCCIH. Deadline: 10/19/21. Synopsis: Supports research projects focusing on the identification of druggable new targets and discovery of optimizable probes for development of safe and efficacious medications.

Data Enhancements and Analyses to Clarify the Relationship between Education and Cognitive Function (including AD/ADRD) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 10/20/21. Synopsis: Supports projects related to Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias.

NIDCD Research Grants for Translating Basic Research into Clinical Tools (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 10/20/21. Synopsis: Supports translational research projects which translate basic research findings into clinical tools for better human health.

Identification and Characterization of Bioactive Microbial Metabolites for Advancing Research on Microbe-Diet-Host Interactions (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 10/20/21. Synopsis: Invites applications to identify and characterize microbial metabolites that will establish causal associations between microbial metabolism and host health and disease.

Aging Research in Animals (ARIA): Promoting Rigorous Research on Behavioral and Social Processes (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 10/20/21. Synopsis:

Promoting Bunyavirales Basic Science Research (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 10/22/21. Synopsis: Supports projects studying vector competence, virology, pathogenesis, and immunity.

Emergency Awards: Antiviral Drug Discovery (AViDD) Centers for Pathogens of Pandemic Concern (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIAID. Deadline: 10/22/21. Synopsis: Supports Centers focused on innovative antiviral drug development targeting coronaviruses, emphasizing SARS-CoV-2, and one or more select RNA viruses with pandemic potential.

High Resolution Mapping of Biomolecules in Brain Cells in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 10/28/21. Synopsis: Supports discrete, specified, and circumscribed projects on novel molecular imaging approaches.

Role of Adaptive Immunity in Etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIA, NINDS. Deadline: 10/28/21. Synopsis: Aims to explore the role of adaptive immunity in Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias.

Leveraging Existing Large Databases and Cohorts to Better Understand the Risks and Benefits of Long-Term Osteoporosis Therapy and Drug Holiday (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA, NIAMS. Deadline: 10/28/21. Synopsis: Solicits secondary analyses of existing datasets to provide evidence about appropriate strategies for long-term osteoporosis therapies.

Transformative Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Based Strategies to Identify Determinants of Exceptional Health and Life Span (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 10/28/21. Synopsis: Supports development of ransformative artificial intelligence/machine learning strategies and computer automation to integrate, extract, and interpret multi-omic data sets from human exceptional longevity cohorts and multiple non-human species.

BRAIN Initiative: New Technologies and Novel Approaches for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 10/29/21. Synopsis: Seeks creative approaches to address major challenges associated with recording and modulating CNS activity.

BRAIN Initiative: Optimization of Transformative Technologies for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (U01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 10/29/21. Synopsis: Seeks applications to optimize existing or emerging technologies through iterative testing with end users.

Computational Approaches for Validating Dimensional Constructs of Relevance to Psychopathology (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIMH. Deadline: 11/1/21. Synopsis: Supports research that will use computational approaches to test the validity of dimensional constructs in the NIMH Research Domain Criteria matrix.

Computationally-Defined Behaviors in Psychiatry (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). NIMH. Deadline: 11/1/21. Synopsis: Supports research that will apply computational approaches to develop parametrically detailed behavioral assays across mental-health relevant domains of function.

NCI Research Specialist (Laboratory-based Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 11/1/21. Synopsis: This FOA is for laboratory-based scientists.

NCI Research Specialist (Core-based Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Deadline: 11/1/21. Synopsis: This FOA is for core/shared resource/central scientific support scientists.

Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional). NIA. Deadline: 11/2/21. Synopsis: Supports early-career physician-scientists to launch careers as future leaders in aging-or geriatric-focused research.

Elucidating the Roles of Transposable Elements in AD/ADRD and Aging (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 11/2/21. Synopsis: Supports research on the dysregulation of transposable elements and their contributions to Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias and aging.

India Collaborative Vision Research Program (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NEI. Deadline: 11/8/21. Synopsis: Supports research on the basic biology and/or genetics of ophthalmic diseases through collaborations with Indian investigators.

PrEP for HIV Prevention among Substance Using Populations (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 11/12/21. Synopsis: Supports research that addresses research gaps related to PrEP and its use among people who use drugs.

Organoid Modeling of Neural Stimulants and HIV Comorbidity of Human Brain (R01- Clinical Trial Optional). NIDA. Deadline: 11/17/21. Synopsis: Supports study of mechanisms underlying the neuropathophysiology of HIV-associated neurological disorders.

Understanding Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection, Acquisition, and Persistence in People Living with HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDCR, NCI. Deadline: 11/18/21. Synopsis: Supports research on the epidemiology and biology of oral HPV infection, its acquisition and persistence, in people living with HIV.

Growing Great Ideas: Research Education Course in Product Development and Entrepreneurship for Life Science Researchers (UE5 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDA. Deadline: 11/18/21. Synopsis: Seeks applications to develop a customized curriculum and implement education programs/short courses targeting scientists working in the field of drug addiction research.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Technology Advancement Utilizing Suborbital Flight Opportunities “Tech Flights”. Deadline: 7/26/21 for preproposals, 10/4/21 for proposals. Synopsis: STMD’s Flight Opportunities program rapidly demonstrates promising technologies for space exploration, discovery, and the expansion of space commerce through suborbital testing with industry flight providers.

Lunar Surface Technology Research (LuSTR) Opportunites. Deadline: 8/20/21 for notices of intent, 9/17/21 for proposals. Synopsis: The goal is to accelerate the development of groundbreaking technologies that support and enable lunar surface activities to be conducted under Artemis.

ROSES 2021: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences. Deadline: Varies, through 4/28/22. 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 funding opportunities, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E). Deadline: 9/15/21, 9/30/21, 10/15/21, 11/1/21, 11/15/21. Synopsis: The goal o is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for major scientific and engineering breakthroughs through new computational and data-analysis approaches and best practices.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). Deadline: 9/20/21. Synopsis: Supports research independence among early-career academicians who specifically lack access to adequate organizational or other resources.

Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP). Deadline: 9/30/21, 11/1/21. Synopsis: This solicitation applies to nine CHE Disciplinary Chemistry Research Programs.

Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention Phase I: Development Grants (PIPP Phase I). Deadline: 10/1/21. Synopsis: Focuses on fundamental research and capabilities needed to tackle grand challenges in infectious disease pandemics through prediction and prevention.

Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET). Deadline: 10/1/21 for letters of intent, 1/31/22 for proposals. Synopsis: Supports research that confront vexing environmental engineering and sustainability problems by developing foundational knowledge underlying processes and mechanisms.

EHR Core Research (ECR:Core). Deadline: 10/7/21. Synopsis: Areas are: Research on STEM Learning and Learning Environments, Research on Broadening Participation in STEM fields, and Research on STEM Workforce Development.


State of California

Sustainable Transportation and Communities Projects. California Air Resources Board. Deadline: 8/12/21. Synopsis: CARB is is seeking brief pre-proposals from California State University and University of California academics for ten projects.


University of California

Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia: Request for Proposals. California Sea Grant. Deadline: 8/30/21 for letters of intent, 10/7/21 for proposals. Synopsis: Supports monitoring, research, and synthesis projects that will enhance our understanding of ocean acidification and hypoxia on biological vulnerability.

Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant Program. UC Natural Reserve System. Deadline: 10/1/21. Synopsis: Providing up to $3,000 each, the grants encourage students to establish independent research projects at reserves.

Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. UC Davis. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The Western IPM Center announces the availability of funds and requests proposals to address special issues in the West – specifically time-sensitive issues that cannot wait until the next regular RFA period.

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.

Scientific Conference Award. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Supports in-person scientific conferences that will disseminate TRDRP-funded research and convene TRDRP investigators and colleagues from different disciplines.

Mackay California-Pacific Rim Tobacco Policy Scholar Award. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The aim is to foster scientifically informed, evidence-based tobacco control policy and practice in California and the Pacific Rim region by building leadership and cross-regional partnerships among mid-career researchers.


Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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