Title Summary Due Date
USFWS -
2018 Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program
F17AS00028
Full announcement

The Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Subsistence Management (OSM) administers the Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program (Monitoring Program). OSM is seeking technically sound projects for the Monitoring Program that gather information to manage and conserve subsistence fishery resources in Alaska. The Monitoring Program is also directed at supporting meaningful involvement in fisheries management by Alaska Native and rural organizations and promoting collaboration among Federal, State, Alaska Native and local organizations. Only studies that gather, analyze, and report on information needed for subsistence fisheries management on Federal public lands in Alaska (National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, National Parks and Preserves, National Conservation Areas, National Wild and Scenic River Systems, National Petroleum Reserves, and National Recreation Areas) will be considered.

February 20, 2017
NSF -
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2: SSE & SSI)
16-532
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  Software is an integral enabler of computation, experiment and theory and a primary modality for realizing the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) vision, as described in NSF 10-015. Scientific discovery and innovation are advancing along fundamentally new pathways opened by development of increasingly sophisticated software. Software is also directly responsible for increased scientific productivity and significant enhancement of researchers' capabilities. In order to nurture, accelerate and sustain this critical mode of scientific progress, NSF has established the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program, with the overarching goal of transforming innovations in research and education into sustained software resources that are an integral part of the cyberinfrastructure.
Scientific Software Elements (SSE): SSE awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust software elements for which there is a demonstrated; these software elements will in turn advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering.

February 21, 2017
NSF -
Dimensions of Biodiversity
17-523
Full announcement

Despite centuries of discovery, most of our planet's biodiversity remains unknown. The scale of the unknown diversity on Earth is especially troubling given the rapid and permanent loss of biodiversity across the globe. The goal of the Dimensions of Biodiversity campaign is to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth. This campaign promotes novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. It takes a broad view of biodiversity, and focuses on the intersection of genetic, phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals must integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions and feedbacks between and among them. While this focus complements several core programs in BIO, it differs by requiring that multiple dimensions of biodiversity be addressed simultaneously, in novel ways, to understand their synergistic roles in critical ecological and evolutionary processes, especially pertaining to the mechanisms driving the origin, maintenance, and functional roles of biodiversity.The Dimensions of Biodiversity program again includes partnerships with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) of Brazil in fiscal year 2017. Investigators wishing to inquire about the suitability of potential projects for Dimensions of Biodiversity are encouraged to email a brief summary and contact information to Dimensions@nsf.gov.

February 21, 2017
NIH NCI -
NCI Clinical and Translational Exploratory/Developmental Studies (R21)
PAR-16-176
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the development of new exploratory research in cancer diagnosis, treatment, imaging, symptom/toxicity, and prevention clinical trials; correlative studies associated with clinical trials; novel cancer therapeutic, symptom/toxicity, and preventive agent development, radiotherapy development activities, and mechanism-driven combinations; and innovative preclinical studies--including the use of new clinically-relevant models and imaging technologies--which could lead to first-in-human clinical trials. The R21 mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk, but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of cancer research (pre-clinical or clinical).

February 21, 2017
NOAA -
FY18 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2004993
Full announcement

Deadline Extended! In 1979, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) National Sea Grant College Program, in fulfilling its broad educational responsibilities and legislative mandate of the Sea Grant Act to provide an educational experience in the policies and processes of the Legislative and Executive Branches of the Federal Government for students enrolled in graduate or professional programs that have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources, initiated the Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program. The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program meets NOAA's Mission goal of "Protect, Restore and Manage the Use of Coastal and Ocean Resources Through Ecosystem-Based Management."

February 21, 2017
Oregon Sea Grant -
2018-2020 Biennial Grant Competition
N/A
Full announcement

New! Pre-proposal (full proposal due 3/31/2017).  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.

February 21, 2017
NIH-NIEHS -
Summer Research Education Experience Programs (R25)
PAR-15-184
Full announcement

Letter of Intent due 02/21/2017; full proposal 03/23/2017. The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.  To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on     Research Experiences for high school, undergraduate  and science teachers during the summer academic break.

February 21, 2017
DOE -
Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK)
DE-FOA-0001628
Full announcement

Full proposal (concept paper due 1/13/2017).  This FOA has two topic areas: algal strain improvements (Topic Area 1); and algal cultivationbiology improvements (Topic Area 2). This FOA will allow the selection of a variety of projects and approaches that overcome species-specific, ecological, and practical challenges to achieving improved algal areal productivity and to fuel yield (i.e. biomass composition). The FOA will also require selected projects to participate in a cultivation readiness validation and
benchmarking, or friendly “challenge”, the PEAK Challenge. In the PEAK Challenge, projectperformers will, after passing an interim Go/No-Go decision point to validate seasonal areal productivity and biomass composition, and towards the conclusion of their developmentefforts, cultivate their organism(s) in an outdoor relevant environment – a field-based campaign with adequate controls and duration. Utilizing the growing season and cultivation equipment of their choice, each team will demonstrate their peak productivity potential over the course of their culture’s growth curve during this field challenge.

February 22, 2017
NSF -
PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PFE: RIEF)
17-514
Full announcement

The NSF Engineering (ENG) Directorate has launched a multi-year initiative, the Professional Formation of Engineers, to create and support an innovative and inclusive engineering profession for the 21st Century. Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE) refers to the formal and informal education and value systems by which people become engineers. It also includes the ethical responsibility of practicing engineers to sustain and grow the profession. The engineering profession must be responsive to national priorities, grand challenges, and dynamic workforce needs; it must be equally open and accessible to all.  The PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PFE: RIEF) program has two goals: 1) Support research in the Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE), and 2) Increase the community of researchers conducting PFE research. PIs are expected to have little or no experience conducting social science research. PFE: RIEF is not intended for established researchers in engineering education or other social science fields to initiate new projects.

February 23, 2017
NOAA -
2017 Pacific Islands Region Marine Education and Training Mini Grant Program
NOAA-NMFS-PIRO-2017-2005072
Full announcement

NOAA/NMFS is soliciting competitive proposals for grants and cooperative agreements that will increase the sustainability, viability, and visibility of fishing and marine resource issues and communities in the Pacific Islands Region (PIR). Projects should prepare communities for employment in marine related professions, increase seafood and fishing safety, marketing, or management; or increase the sustainability of fishing practices through technology improvements or data collection. All projects must be developed with and identify beneficial and appropriate partnerships. These partnerships may include various government agencies (at all levels), non-governmental community organizations (NGO’s), traditional and local knowledge practitioners, researchers, or industry. All projects must include partnerships that contribute to the success of the project and build on, or expand relationships in the fishing and marine community.

February 23, 2017

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