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 website.
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Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 10/31/17. Synopsis: Supports: training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries.
Specialty Crop Research Initiative Request for Pre-Applications. NIFA. Deadline: 12/8/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems.
Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity. U.S. Forest Service. Deadline: 1/22/18. Synopsis: The solicitation requests proposals to substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands.
CRCP International Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements. NOAA. Deadline: 11/13/17 for preapplications, 2/15/18 for applications. Synopsis: The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program provides matching grants for international coral reef conservation projects.
2018 NOAA California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program. Deadline: 12/20/17. Synopsis: The program supports existing, high quality environmental education programs, fosters the growth of new, innovative programs, and encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire the San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, and Santa Barbara Channel watersheds.
Center of Excellence: Efficient and Robust Machine Learning (ERML). AFOSR. Deadline: 10/30/17 for white papers, 11/30/17 for proposals. Synopsis: AFOSR seeks proposals from educational institutions in the United States for a University Center of Excellence.
Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) Broad Agency Announcement for FY17. NSWC Indian Head. Deadline: 10/31/17. Synopsis: On behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Centers, NSWC IHEODTD is soliciting research of interest in support of the NEEC.
Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Materials and Integration. DARPA - Microsystems Technology Office. Deadline: 11/6/17. Synopsis: The overall goal of the Three Dimensional Monolithic System-on-a-Chip program is to develop 3D monolithic technology that will enable > 50X improvement in SOC digital performance at power.
Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Investments Design Thrust. DARPA - Microsystems Technology Office. Deadline: 11/14/17. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of physical design of electronic circuits and systems.
FY2018 Basic Research Challenge (BRC) Program. ONR. Deadline: 11/17/17. Synopsis: Topic areas: Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra for Large-Scale, Efficient Matrix Computations ; Levitated Optomechanics; Exploring Compositional Space to Predict and Evolve Multi-Principal Element Alloys; Guaranteed Performance of Multibody Control Systems.
Young Faculty Award (YFA). DARPA - Defense Sciences Office. Deadline: 12/4/17. Synopsis: This YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities.
Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Investments Architectures Thrust. DARPA - Microsystems Technology Office. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis:DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of novel computing architectures.
Dynamically and Controllably Reconfigurable Antennas through Physical Deformation Processes. AFOSR. Deadline: 12/15/17. Synopsis: AFOSR seeks proposals from educational institutions in the United States for a deployable, reconfigurable, multifunctional antennas research.
Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies. NETL. Deadline: 10/31/17. Synopsis: The objectives are to continue the development of carbon capture technologies to either the engineering scale or to a commercial design.
Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine R&D. NETL. Deadline: 11/8/17 for concept papers, 1/11/18 for applicaitons. Synopsis: Specifically, this topic addresses engine efficiency improvements, fuel system enhancements, and emission after-treatment technologies, which are barriers to the adoption of natural gas engine technologies.
Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems. Deadline: 11/3/17 for concept papers, 1/19/18 for applications. Synopsis: This program funds applied research and development to enable the reduction of the levelized cost of electricity generated by concentrating solar power to 6 ¢/kWh-electric or less, without subsidies.
Energy Efficiency Research and Development for Fluid-Power Systems In Off-Road Vehicles. NETL. Deadline: 11/20/17 for concept papers, 1/18/17 for applications. Synopsis: The objective is to research technologies that can improve the energy efficiency of fluid power systems for commercial off-road vehicles.
Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies. NETL. Deadline: 11/22/17. Synopsis: The objective is to research, develop, and validate carbon dioxide capture transformational materials, processes, and enabling technologies at bench scale for pulverized coal or natural gas fired power plants that enable step change reductions in current CO2 capture cost and energy penalties.
Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration (MEITNER). ARPA-E. Deadline: 12/4/17 for concept papers. Synopsis: ARPA-E seeks to identify and develop innovative technologies to enable the advanced nuclear reactor design community to mature their designs for future commercial deployment.
Health and Human Services Department
For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.
Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 12/4/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.
Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/5/17. Synopsis: The overall purpose is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission.
Science of Behavior Change: Revision Applications for Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, and Outcomes (R01) (U01) (R34). NIH. Deadline: 12/5/17. Synopsis: The goal is to accelerate the adaptation, validation, and translation of SOBC Research Network assays for use in ongoing clinical trials.
Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, and Outcomes (R21). NIH. Deadline: 12/5/17. Synopsis: The goal is to leverage SOBC Measures Repository assays of putative targets in self-regulation, stress reactivity and stress resilience, and interpersonal and social processes domains.
Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33). NIAID, NIDA, NIMH. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages exploratory and developmental bi-phasic research to support the identification and optimization of small molecules or RNAs that interact with host epigenetic machinery to mediate long-term or permanent epigenetic silencing of HIV-1 proviruses.
Systems Developmental Biology for Understanding Embryonic Development and the Ontogeny of Structural Birth Defects (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose of is to promote systems developmental biology.
NIAID Research Education Program (R25). Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities.
Detection of HIV for Self-Testing (R61/R33). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support bi-phasic developmental, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven research focused on innovative strategies to detect HIV either within the first two weeks of infection or to monitor viral rebound after stopping or developing resistance to antiretroviral therapy.
NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Dynamic Neuroimmune Interactions in the Transition from Normal CNS Function to Disorders (R01). Deadline: 12/7/17. Synopsis: The goal is to transform our understanding of how dynamic interactions among multiple cell types involved in neuroimmune interactions mediate the transition from normal central nervous system function to disorder conditions.
BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01). NIH. Deadline: 12/7/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative.
BRAIN Initiative: Tools to Facilitate High-Throughput Microconnectivity Analysis (R01). NIH. Deadline: 12/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications that will develop and validate tools and resources to facilitate the detailed analysis of brain microconnectivity.
BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects- TargetedBCP (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 12/8/17, 3/15/18. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications for research projects that use innovative and methodologically-integrated approaches to understand how circuit activity gives rise to mental experience and behavior.
Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries (R21). FIC, NIMH. Deadline: 12/11/17. 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.
Innovative Approaches or Technologies to Investigate Regional, Structural and Functional Heterogeneity of CNS Small Blood and Lymphatic Vessels (R01). NIH. Deadline: 12/11/17. Synopsis: This FOA will solicit research projects focused on the development of new technology and tools, or novel mechanistic studies, or a combination of mechanistic and technology development studies specific to central nervous system small blood and lymphatic vessels in health and disease, across the life span.
Human Studies of Target Identification, Biomarkers and Disease Mechanisms Specific to CNS Small Blood and Lymphatic Vessels (R01). NIH. Deadline: 12/11/17. Synopsis: This FOA will solicit research projects to facilitate the development and translation of tools and technology for non-invasive imaging and profiling of human central nervous system small blood and lymphatic vessels; to investigate their role in CNS physiology, disease, repair processes, and responses to therapy using novel approaches.
Exploiting Genomic or Nucleomic Information to Understand HIV Latency in Individuals with Substance Use Disorders (R61/R33). NIDA. Deadline: 12/13/17. Synopsis: This initiative will support exploratory projects that exploit HIV or host genomic or nucleomic information to understand HIV latency in individuals with substance use disorders.
Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 12/13/17. Synopsis: This program supports research addressing treatment of pregnant women with opioid use disorder and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies of medications used for maternal treatment.
NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00). Deadline: 12/13/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from backgrounds that are nationally underrepresented in neuroscience research.
Pharmacogenomics of Anti-retroviral Therapy in People Who Inject Drugs (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 12/14/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to identify genetic and epigenetic factors that affect the recovery of the CD4+ T cells in response to anti-retroviral therapy in HIV infected people who inject drugs infected.
Institutional Career Development Program in HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Research (K12). NHLBI. Deadline: 12/14/17. Synopsis: The goal is to encourage institutions to develop and sustain programs that support inter-disciplinary, intensive mentored research training and career development.
NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50). Deadline: 12/15/17. Synopsis: The overarching goal is to establish a network of Centers that work collaboratively as well as independently to define the causes of and discover improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - eTeamBCP (U01). NIH. Deadline: 12/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote the integration of experimental, analytic, and theoretical capabilities for large-scale analysis of neural systems and circuits.
Women's HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (WHCS) (R01). NICHD, NIDCR. Deadline: 12/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to address critical scientific questions on the clinical course of HIV infection and treatment in a large cohort of HIV-positive young women of reproductive age.
BRAIN Initiative: Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 12/15/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits new theories, computational models, and statistical tools to derive understanding of brain function from complex neuroscience data.
HIV-Associated Neuropathic Pain and Opioid Interaction (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 12/18/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote research investigating the underlying mechanisms by which opioids including prescription drugs exacerbate HIV-associated neuropathic pain.
BRAIN Initiative: Proof of Concept Development of Early Stage Next Generation Human Brain Imaging (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 12/20/17. Synopsis: This FOA aims to support early stage development of entirely new and novel noninvasive human brain imaging technologies and methods that will lead to transformative advances in our understanding of the human brain.
BRAIN Initiative: Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools and Technologies (U01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 12/20/17. Synopsis: This FOA aims to support full development of entirely new or next generation noninvasive human brain imaging tools and methods that will lead to transformative advances in our understanding of the human brain.
Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H) (UG3/UH3). NIH. Deadline: 12/22/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research in prevention of new HIV infections among adolescents at risk, and the identification of, linkage to and retention in care of, and long term viral suppression among youth living with HIV in low-to-middle income countries.
Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 1/7/18 for AIDS, 1/10/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities.
Approaches to Identify and Care for Individuals with Inherited Cancer Syndromes (U01). NCI. Deadline: 1/9/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to increase case ascertainment and optimize delivery of evidence-based healthcare for individuals at high risk of cancer due to an inherited genetic susceptibility.
Partnerships for Countermeasures Against Select Pathogens (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 1/12/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit research applications for milestone-driven projects focused on preclinical development of lead candidate therapeutics, vaccines and related countermeasures against select NIAID Emerging Infectious Diseases/Pathogens.
Repurposing Target-Based Pharmaceutical Libraries for Discovery of Therapeutics against Eukaryotic Pathogens (R21/R33). NIAID. Deadline: 1/12/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to support screening of target-based pharmaceutical libraries to identify candidate therapeutics against select eukaryotic pathogens and subsequent preclinical development activities.
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research on E-Cigarettes (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 1/16/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research on cardiovascular and pulmonary physiologic and health effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) exposure.
Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Cancer Immunotherapy Research Projects (U01). NIH. Deadline: 1/16/18. Synopsis: The purpos is to establish a Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium composed of organ site-specific Cancer Immunotherapy Research Projects.
Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Cancer Immunoprevention Research Projects (U01). NIH. Deadline: 1/16/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to establish Cancer Immunoprevention Research Projects that will function as components of a Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium.
Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Data Management and Resource-Sharing Center (DMRC) (U24). NIH. Deadline: 1/16/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to establish a Data Management and Resource-sharing Center to provide overall support for the Immuno-Oncology Translational Network.
Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Cellular Immunotherapy Data Resource (CIDR) (U24). NIH. Deadline: 1/16/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to establish a Data Resource associated with clinical trials in cellular immunotherapy as a component of the Immuno-Oncology Translation Network.
Analyzing and Interpreting Clinician and Patient Adverse Event Data to Better Understand Tolerability (U01). NCI. Deadline: 1/17/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote research on developing the descriptive, inferential, and graphical statistical methods for data generated in clinical trials including PRO-CTCAE items.
Human Tumor Atlas Research Centers (U2C). NCI. Deadline: 1/18/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote research that results in a comprehensive view of the dynamic multidimensional tumor ecosystem.
Pre-Cancer Atlas (PCA) Research Centers (U2C). NCI. Deadline: 1/18/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote research that results in a comprehensive view of the dynamic, multidimensional tumor ecosystem.
Human Tumor Atlas Network: Data Coordinating Center (U24). NCI. Deadline: 1/18/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote research that results in a comprehensive view of the dynamic multidimensional tumor ecosystem.
Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and follow-up through Implementation Science (ACCSIS)(UG3/UH3). NCI. Deadline: 1/18/18. Synopsis: This purpose is to promote research in colorectal cancer screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care among target populations for whom screening rates are below national standards.
Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and follow-up through Implementation Science (ACCSIS): Coordinating Center (U24). NCI. Deadline: 1/18/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote research in colorectal cancer screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care among target populations for whom screening rates are below national standards.
BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01). NIH. Deadline: 1/19/18. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications to assemble integrated, multi-disciplinary teams to overcome fundamental barriers.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Learning Health Systems Mentored Career Development Program (K12). Deadline: 1/24/18. Synopsis: AHRQ, in partnership with PCORI, invites applications for funding to support institutional career development awards designed to train clinician and research scientists to conduct PCOR research within learning health systems focused on generation, adoption, and application of evidence in order to improve the quality and safety of care.
Development of Valid Reliable Markers of Aging-Related Biologic Mechanisms for Human Studies (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIA. Deadline: 1/30/18. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications to develop valid markers to assess the activity of fundamental aging mechanisms in humans that may influence the risk and progression of multiple aging conditions.
Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Biospecimen Access (X01). NIDA, FDA. Deadline: 1/31/18. Synopsis: This opportunity allows investigators to apply for access to the biospecimens from the PATH Study.
Biology Of Aging Dental, Oral And Craniofacial Tissues (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDCR. Deadline: 1/31/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate collaborative research to understand the biological mechanisms of aging in dental, oral, and craniofacial tissues, as they relate to parallel processes in other tissues and organs.
Population-Based Model Organism Research for G x E Exploration in Complex Disease Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIEHS. Deadline: 2/1/18. Synopsis: This FOAwill support research using population-based model organism resources for environmental health science and toxicology questions.
BRAIN Initiative: Tools to target, identify and characterize non-neuronal cells in the brain (R01Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 2/1/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate the development and validation of novel tools and analytical methods to target, identify and characterize non-neuronal cells in the brain.
Catalyst Award in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DP1- Clinical Trials Not Allowed). NIDDK. Deadline: 2/2/18. Synopsis: Catalyst-DEMD supports individual scientists who propose pioneering and possibly transforming studies in DEMD topic areas.
Lymphatics in Health and Disease in the Digestive System (R01- Clinical Trials Not Allowed). NIDDK. Deadline: 2/2/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to investigate aspects of lymphatic vessel physiology, development and pathophysiology related to health and diseases of the digestive system.
Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 2/5/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund research that tests multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socio-ecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity.
Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 2/5/18, 5/7/18 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund research that tests multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socio-ecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity.
BRAIN Initiative: Research Resource Grants for Technology Integration and Dissemination (U24) - Clinical Trial Not Allowed. NIH. Deadline: 2/9/18. Synopsis: This FOA supports efforts to disseminate resources and to integrate them into neuroscience research practice.
High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24) - Clinical Trial Not Allowed. NINDS. Deadline: 2/9/18. Synopsis: This FOA supports high impact efforts to make resources available to neuroscience researchers.
CREATE Bio Optimization Track for Biologics (U01). NINDS. Deadline: 2/13/18, 5/13/18 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA supports the optimization of potential therapeutic Biotechnology Products and Biologics for disorders identified under the NINDS mission.
Limited Competition: Small Grant Program for NHLBI K01/K08/K23 Recipients (R03 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: 2/15/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit current or recently completed NHLBI K01, K08, and K23 awardees for grant support to expand their current research objectives or to branch out to a study that resulted from the research conducted under the K award.
Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional). NIH. Deadline: 2/16/18, 5/7/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund research aimed at developing multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socioecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity.
Continuation of the AMP-AD Target Discovery and Preclinical Validation Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIA. Deadline: 2/20/18. Synopsis:The project’s central goal is to shorten the time between the discovery of potential drug targets and the development of new drugs for Alzheimer’s disease treatment and prevention.
Maintaining Immunity After Immunization (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). NIAID. Deadline: 2/21/18. Synopsis: The goal is to improve understanding of how durable protective immunity is achieved by supporting studies that define components and mechanisms of the immune system.
Developmental Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology (P20 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDDK. Deadline: 2/28/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to seek applications for the Developmental Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology Program (P20).
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.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.
Research Opportunities in Space Biology (ROSBio) - 2016. Deadline: Varies, through 12/31/17. Synopsis: This NRA solicits basic and applied Space Biology research in support of NASA’s Science Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division. ROSBio-2016 is an omnibus covering all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in Space Biology. Specific Research Opportunities will be announced periodically throughout the coming year as Appendices to this Omnibus NRA.
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.
Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI). Deadline: 12/17/17 for letters of intent. Synopsis: The program challenges the engineering research community to take a leadership role in addressing demanding, urgent, and consequential challenges for advancing America’s prosperity, health and infrastructure.
Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. Deadline: 1/8/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in learning technologies to prepare learners to excel in work at the human-technology frontier.
Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX). Deadline: 1/9/18. Synopsis: The program aims to support research addressing the challenges of increasing performance in this modern era of parallel computing.
NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (FoMR). Deadline: 1/12/18. Synopsis: FoMR will support transformative microarchitecture research targeting improvements in instructions per cycle.
Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All. Deadline: 1/18/18. Synopsis: The program seeks to fund innovative collaborative research that transcends the traditional boundaries of existing programs.
Engineering Design and System Engineering (EDSE). Deadline: 1/24/18. Synopsis: The program supports fundamental research into the basic processes and phenomena of engineering design and systems engineering.
Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI). Deadline: 1/24/18. Synopsis: The program supports fundamental research that will shape the future of our nation’s constructed civil infrastructure, subjected to and interacting with the natural environment, to meet the needs of humans.
State of California
California Coastal Conservancy Prop. 1 Grant Solicitation. Deadline: 10/31/17. Synopsis: Grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening.
Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Committee Propagation Fund. Deadline: 11/1/17 for draft proposals, 1/8/18 for applications. Synopsis: The Fish and Wildlife Committee strongly encourages applications related to: improving habitat, scientific research, public education, threatened and endangered species, resolving human/wildlife interaction issues.
Whale Tail Grants Program. California Coastal Commission. Deadline: 11/6/17. Synopsis: The grants support programs that teach California’s children and the general public to value and take action to improve the health of the California marine and coastal environments.
Transformative Climate Communities Program - Planning Grant. California Strategic Growth Council. Deadline: 11/30/17. Synopsis: The program funds projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the development and implementation of neighborhood-level transformative climate community plans.
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
Translational Research Award. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/24/17 for letters of intent, 3/1/18 for applications. Synopsis: To distinguish translational research from other types of research funding, CBCRP requires applicants to present a critical path that maps how the project fits along a defined research continuum leading to practical applications.
Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Awards (IDEA). California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/24/17 for letters of intent, 3/1/18 for applications. Synopsis: This program supports speculative, exploratory, high-risk/high-reward projects with a primary focus on breast cancer.
Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies Visiting Fellows Program. UC San Diego. Deadline: 10/25/17. Synopsis: Each year the program brings together top scholars from the social sciences, humanities and related fields to form a multi-disciplinary cohort of researchers.
UCLA Library Special Collections Short-term Research Fellowships. Deadline: 11/1/17. Synopsis: Fellowships provide support for research in collections administered by UCLA Library Special Collections.
President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. UCOP. Deadline: 11/1/17. Synopsis: The program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.
KITP Scholars. UC Santa Barbara. Deadline: 11/1/17. Synopsis: The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics supports visiting researchers in theoretical physics who are faculty at teaching intensive U.S. colleges.
California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) Conference Awards. UCOP. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to inform, stimulate ideas and foster research specific to breast cancer.
Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation Women in Science Program. UC Berkeley. Deadline: 11/3/17. Synopsis: This program awards grants to support UC Berkeley female faculty members who are engaged in collaborative research projects with female scientists in China.
Conference Grants. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 11/17/17. Synopsis: Grants provide matching funds to support events that convene scholars (primarily UC faculty) to explore significant and innovative ideas around a particular research topic.
Digital Humanities Grant. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 11/17/17. Synopsis: The Grant supports innovative and collaborative digital humanities projects.
Graduate Student Dissertation Support. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 11/17/17. Synopsis: The grant offers funds to support dissertation work for UC PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
Residential Research Group (RRG): Topic Proposals. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 11/17/17. Synopsis: RRGs are developed through a two-stage process. First, through this current grant application, research topic are determined by open competition or by UCHRI in consultation with its Advisory Committee.
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.
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
For funding opportunities from nonprofit and other agencies, please use the Pivot database to search or browse program announcements.