Weekly Funding Opportunities

June 24th, 2015

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ORGS Identified Opportunities

 


Selected Funding Opportunities

 

Dear Colleague Letter: National Science Foundation STEM Teacher Leader Initiative

National Science Foundation is requesting proposals for new ideas and approaches that can be piloted for up to two years with the goal of discovering successful models for long-term, more established programs to support teacher leaders. Proposed activities should provide more opportunities for the nation to take advantage of these teacher leaders and for them to serve as a resource for improving K-12 STEM education.

Deadline: July 22

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY)

The Division of Physics supports physics research and education in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines that span scales of space and time from the largest to the smallest and the oldest to the youngest. This solicitation invites research proposals in the following areas: Accelerator Science; Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics; Computational Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Gravitational Physics; Integrative Activities in Physics; Nuclear Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Physics of Living Systems; and Quantum Information Science.

Deadlines vary by topic.

Strategies to Increase Delivery of Guideline-Based Care to Populations with Health Disparities (R01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications to conduct innovative and feasible studies to test strategies to accelerate the adoption of guideline-based recommendations into clinical practice among populations with health disparities.  Applications that propose strategies with a focus on providers who care for clinical populations with excess burden of cardiovascular, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and disorders, in concert with the health care delivery systems in which they practice, are strongly encouraged. Applications that test systems, infrastructures, and strategies to implement guideline-based care for NHLBI disorders in clinical care settings are also of high programmatic interest.

Deadline: October 21

Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication 

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support innovative research that identifies sources of spatial uncertainty (i.e., inaccuracy or instability of spatial or geographic information) in public health data, incorporates the inaccuracy or instability into statistical methods, and develops novel tools to visualize the nature and consequences of spatial uncertainty. 

  • R01 Deadline: February 5
  • R21 Deadline: February 16
  • R03 Deadline: February 16

Exploratory Studies for Delineating Microbiome: Host Interactions in Obesity, Digestive and Liver Diseases and Nutrition (R21)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications that explore and interrogate functional interactions between human gut microbiome and host interactions in obesity, digestive and liver diseases and nutrition.

Deadline: October 15

Community Research Resource of Microbiome-Derived Factors Modulating Host Physiology in Obesity, Digestive and Liver Diseases, and Nutrition (R24)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to invite applications from multidisciplinary research teams to create a community research resource of key members of the microbiota and factors they elaborate which modulate host physiology and pathophysiology related to obesity, nutrition, or liver, exocrine pancreatic, or digestive diseases, and to disseminate it broadly to the research community, in order to advance the development of microbiome-based interventions for prevention and treatment of these diseases.  The resource will include annotated genome sequences and cultures of the key microbes, chemical structures of the key compounds they elaborate, datasets used to identify key microbes and compounds, and software for novel analytic methods developed to enable their identification.

Deadline: October 15

Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging

This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications proposing to study HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or bio-behavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS in the context of aging and/or in older adults. Research approaches of interest include clinical translational, observational, and intervention studies in domestic and international settings. 

Deadline: September 7

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) is designed to improve the capabilities of 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. This announcement seeks proposals to purchase instrumentation in support of research in areas of interest to the Department of Defense, including areas of research supported by the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. 

Deadline: September 25

Expeditionary Intelligence Surveillance, Reconnaissance Science and Technology 

The opportunity presented by this BAA is to perform research that enables improvement to expeditionary Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities that are applicable to both amphibious and irregular warfare. This BAA is intended for proposals related to basic research, applied research, or advanced technology development.

White papers due July 10; Proposals due August 28.

Arts Education Partnership (AEP) Program 

The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to administer the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a national coalition of more than 100 organizations representing the arts and education fields as well as the government and private sectors. As the AEP enters into its third decade, the National Education Association seeks a new Cooperator to build on the significant achievements of the Arts Education Program and its national coalition.  The cooperative agreement award is for up to $525,000 and requires negotiable nonfederal matching fund.

Deadline:  August 4.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Leadership Program Centers

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is developing four new boundary-spanning leadership programs that reflect their vision to work with others to build a national Culture of Health. This solicitation invites eligible applicants to serve as a national leadership program center for one or more of RWJF’s new leadership programs. The four new programs (and their working titles) are: Diversity in Health Policy Research, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, Multisector Leaders for Health, and New Clinical Scholars. 

Deadline: July 29

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Psychosocial Grants  

Two opportunities are currently accepting Letters of Intent.  The Psychosocial: Launch Grants are designed for early career researchers. Funding will support studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. The Psychosocial: Family Impact Grants are designed for established investigators. Funding will support studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. These grants are designed to fund researchers who have novel approaches to understanding the psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer whose proposals will have clinically significant impact.

Letter Of Intent deadline: July 20

Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation Grants 

The foundation funds the following categories: Laboratory research in the basic sciences to find a cure for spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D); Clinical and functional studies of the medical, psychosocial and economic effects of SCI/D, and interventions to alleviate these effects; Design and development of assistive technology for people with SCI/D; and Fellowships for postdoctoral scientists, clinicians and engineers in the field of spinal cord research. 

Deadline: September 1

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface 

These awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.  Preproposal due September 2; Invited application due January 8.


Limited Submission

 

If interested in submitting a Limited Submission Proposal please contact Kristin Sarver at Research.

Pre-proposals and rankings to the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) should be e-mailed to Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships. Purdue’s open limited submission competitions, limited submission policy, and templates for pre-proposals may be found at Limited Submissions.  For any case in which the number of pre-proposals received is no more than the number of proposals allowed by the sponsor, the EVPRP will notify the PI(s) that an internal competition will be unnecessary.

Limited Submission: Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)

The Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP) is designed to fill the need for a well-defined budgetary and competitive selection process to support astronomical projects of intermediate to large cost (but below the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) threshold). This solicitation fills part of the mid-scale gap, from $4M to $30M.  The demand in this funding range covers a wide variety of activities, from highly focused short-term science experiments to long-term multi-use facilities. Other opportunities for support include major new instruments for existing telescopes, laboratory astrophysics experiments, and design and development programs for possible future mid-scale and MREFC initiatives. This program will be formally divided into four subcategories:

  • Limited term, self-contained science projects
  • Longer term mid-scale facilities
  • Development investments for future mid-scale and large-scale projects
  • Community open access capabilities

The Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP) will emphasize both strong scientific merit and a well-developed plan for student training and involvement of a diverse workforce in instrumentation, facility development, or data management.  For this opportunity, Purdue may submit only three preliminary proposals.

Internal deadlines: Email EVPRPlimited by July 13.

Sponsor deadline: Preliminary proposal due September 16; Invited full proposal due February 22.

Limited Submission: Arts Education Partnership (AEP) Program 

The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to administer the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a national coalition of more than 100 organizations representing the arts and education fields as well as the government and private sectors. As the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) enters into its third decade, the National Education Association seeks a new Cooperator to build on the significant achievements of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) and its national coalition.  The cooperative agreement award is for up to $525,000 and requires a negotiable nonfederal match in funds. Purdue may submit only one proposal under this opportunity.

Internal deadline:  Email EVPRPlimited by July 13.

Sponsor deadline:  August 4.

Limited Submission:  Proctor & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program 

The Procter & Gamble Fund Higher Education Grant Program has been established to provide support for efforts of regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities that will better prepare students for success in business. Based on the scope of the project, grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded. Awards are for one year only.  Grants will be provided for specific projects or programs, not for operating support. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:  Improving curriculum to be at the cutting edge in relevance and effectiveness; Fostering and enabling leadership opportunities and learning; Creating a learning environment that encourages and enhances innovation and creativity; and Strengthening diversity in thought, participation and ongoing interaction. Purdue can submit two applications per college

Internal deadline:  Email EVPRPlimited by July 13.

Sponsor deadline:  September 30.


Anticipated Funding Opportunities

 

These solicitations are anticipated to be released soon based on the timing of previous solicitations for the program or notices of intent to publish. We are posting this information to help with proposal planning efforts but please keep in mind that the release dates and/or scope of a solicitation can change from year-to-year so be sure to read the solicitation carefully once it is released.

Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement: Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) plans to issue the Funding Opportunity Announcement in July.


Other

 

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Frequently Asked Questions

Registration open for Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration – San Diego, CA October 14-15, 2015

Request for Information (RFI): Advanced Biofuel Blends in Small Engines 

Responses are due August 30.


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