Title Summary Due Date
NSF -
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program
NSF 17-527
Full announcement

Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, and study of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions; collaborations of STEM faculty and institutional, educational, and social science researchers; and partnerships among institutions of higher education and local business and industry, if appropriate. The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and 3) to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.  Limit of one proposal per institution -- contact OSU Research Development Office before applying.

March 29, 2017
NSF -
STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)
17-535
Full announcement

As computing has become an integral part of the practice of modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the STEM + Computing Partnerships program seeks to address the urgent need to prepare students from the early grades through high school in the essential skills, competencies, and dispositions needed to succeed in a computationally-dependent world. Thus, STEM+C advances the integration of computational thinking and computing activities in early childhood education through high school (pre-K-12) to provide a strong and developmental foundation in computing and computational thinking through the integration of computing in STEM teaching and learning, and/or the applied integration of STEM content in pre-K-12 computer science education.

March 29, 2017
USDA NIFA -
Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG)
USDA-NIFA-BRAP-006174
Full announcement

Full proposal (letter of intent due 1/26/2017).  The purpose of the BRAG program is to support the generation of new information that will assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms (GE), including plants, microorganisms — such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses — arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. Investigations of effects on both managed and natural environments are relevant. The BRAG program accomplishes its purpose by providing federal regulatory agencies with scientific information relevant to regulatory issues. See RFA for details. Visit the NIFA website to access a factsheet on the Center of Excellence (COE) designation process, including COE criteria, and a list of programs offering COE opportunities in fiscal year 2016. You can also review a recording of COE outreach webinars held in February and March of 2015 from the site. The COE webpages will be updated throughout FY 2016 with additional information, such as a summary of comments received from stakeholders.

March 30, 2017
NASA -
ROSES 2016: Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science
NNH16ZDA001N-RRNES
Full announcement

Rolling Submission through 3/31/2017).  Science Mission Directorate (SMD) acknowledges that there are important and highly relevant research topics and opportunities that cannot be anticipated in the annual ROSES solicitation. In particular, it is usually not possible to solicit the following two types of activities: 1)Immediate research activity to take advantage of a target of opportunity due to an unforeseen event in the Earth system, 2)Exceptionally novel and innovative ideas to advance Earth remote sensing that do not fit within ESD’s current slate of solicitations and/or programs. Proposals should normally be for support of one year or less, under the assumption that further work will be proposed to another program. ESD has not reserved any funds dedicated to this solicitation, but anticipates that its individual programs will consider support of a very small number of meritorious proposals each year.   Prior to proposal submission, contact the most relevant NASA program officer (http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/program-officers-list/#earth) Proposers that forego this step run an increased risk of having their proposals declined or returned without review.

March 31, 2017
Oregon Sea Grant -
2018-2020 Biennial Grant Competition
N/A
Full announcement

Full proposal (pre-proposal due 2/21/2017).  The Oregon Sea Grant College Program invites preliminary proposals from researchers who are affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education for research projects that address cutting-edge socioeconomic and biophysical science related to important marine and coastal issues. Oregon Sea Grant (OSG) supports the highest quality marine and coastal research characterized by strong societal relevance, so only the most creative and rigorously conceived proposals will receive consideration. Each research project must include an outreach and engagement component designed to integrate potential information-users and stakeholders into the research process and ensure the research results will be useful and usable to these constituencies. New to this competitive funding call are designated “office hours” opportunities to meet with Oregon Sea Grant outreach and engagement professionals to plan that component of the project.

March 31, 2017
NOAA -
2017 National Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP) FFO
NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2017-2005150
Full announcement

This grant program provides competitive grants to non-Federal researchers working to benefit U.S. fishermen and fisheries by the development of improved fishing practices and innovative gear technologies. The Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act (MSA) requires that NOAA’s conservation and management measures minimize bycatch to the extent practicable and established the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP) to develop technological devices and other conservation engineering changes to minimize bycatch and reduce post-release mortality of non-target species in our nation’s fisheries. Bycatch reduction is a top priority for NMFS, as outlined in the NMFS National Bycatch Reduction Strategy, because bycatch contributes to overfishing, threatens endangered and threatened species and protected marine mammals, and can close fisheries, significantly impacting U.S. economic growth. This Program seeks to support the development and testing of fishing gears that reduce bycatch. NMFS managers and Regional Fishery Management Councils need new bycatch reduction technology to meet the MSA requirements to minimize bycatch and habitat impacts.

March 31, 2017
DOD -
Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research
W911NF-12-R-0011
Full announcement

Research proposals are sought from educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and commercial organizations for research in materials sciences; ballistics and aeromechanics sciences; information sciences; human sciences; survivability, lethality, and vulnerability analysis and assessment; chemistry; electronics; physics; environmental sciences; life sciences; mechanical sciences, mathematical sciences, computing sciences and network sciences. Proposals will be evaluated only if they are for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state of the art or increasing knowledge and understanding.

March 31, 2017
DOD -
Army Research Office Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research
W911NF-12-R-0012
Full announcement

Research proposals are sought from educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and commercial organizations for scientific research in mechanical sciences, environmental sciences, mathematics, electronics, computing science, physics, chemistry, life sciences, materials science and network science. Proposals will be evaluated only if they are for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state of the art or increasing knowledge and understanding. Proposals focused on specific devices or components are beyond the scope of this BAA.

March 31, 2017
The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation -
Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation Research Grants
N/A
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  The Gloeckner Foundation awards grants for research and educational projects in floriculture and related fields at universities, colleges and Federal research institutions in the United States. The proposed research and educational projects must be of substantial importance, and the results made available to the interested public.  Grants are awarded on the basis of project outlines, including objectives as well as methods, procedures, materials, equipment and personnel involved in the project. Requests for only equipment are considered when supported by a research project outline.

April 1, 2017
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) -
Addressing Challenges in Food and Agriculture
N/A
Full announcement

Full proposal (pre-proposal due 1/16/2017). To kick off FFAR’s new direction of embarking on Challenge areas, we are Seeding Solutions, a call to the community to come forward with bold, innovative, and potentially transformative research proposals in our recently launched Challenge Areas. Prospective grantees may come forward with a proposal for up to $1,000,000 of FFAR funding, and must secure 1:1 matching funding from a non-Federal source before a grant will be awarded. FFAR anticipates funding at least one meritorious and transformative proposal in each Challenge Area. Each grant will be awarded over a period of one to five years.  FFAR will continue to seek and develop additional partnerships and projects in the Challenge areas; this will serve as a first step to bringing innovative ideas to FFAR’s doorstep.

April 1, 2017

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