Title Summary Due Date
Mead Foundation -
Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation Grants
N/A - Mead Foundation
Full announcement

The Mead Foundation supports organizations dedicated to preserving and improving the environment, the advancement of medical science, and other important social needs.  Environmental organizations supported by the Mead Foundation generally have as their primary emphasis forestry, fisheries and the sustainable use of natural resources in western North America.   The Foundation normally does not fund local or regional environmental organizations outside the western United States. Scientific and medical organizations supported by the Mead Foundation are generally limited to grant proposals initiated by individual Board members.

April 1, 2017
NIH FDA -
State and Territory Cooperative Agreement to Enhance Produce Safety in Preparation of Implementation of FDA's Rule: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, & Holding of Produce for Human Consumption (U18)
PAR-16-137
Full announcement

Full proposal (LOI due 2/2/2017).  The overall purpose of this FOA is to establish or enhance State and Territory Produce Safety Programs to encourage the safe production of fresh fruits and vegetables and to promote compliance with the requirements of FDA’s Regulation “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption” (commonly referred to as the Produce Safety Rule).  Improving produce safety will help Federal, State, and Territory authorities better direct their food safety and regulatory activities at reducing foodborne illness hazards. Outreach & engagement opportunity.

April 3, 2017
USFWS -
Marine Turtle Conservation Fund
F16AS00378
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  The Marine Turtle Conservation Fund is soliciting proposals for the conservation of marine turtles (Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta, Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelys olivacea, Lepidochelys kempii) throughout their range outside of the United States and its territories. The U.S. Government enacted the Marine Turtle Conservation Act (MTCA) of 2004 in response to the decline of many marine turtle populations worldwide and the serious threats to their long-term survival. The primary purpose of the Act is to provide financial support for projects that conserve nesting populations and habitat and address other threats to the survival of marine turtles in foreign countries. The goal of this program is to reduce threats to marine turtles in their natural habitat. Proposals should identify specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating lasting benefits. Project activities that emphasize data collection and status assessment should describe a direct link to management action, and explain how lack of information has been a key limiting factor for management action in the past. Proposals that do not identify how actions will reduce threats or that do not demonstrate a strong link between data collection and management action will be disqualified. Proposed project work should occur within the species range, outside of the United States. If work is to be conducted outside of the species range, the proposal should show a clear relevance to its conservation. To the extent that it provides clear, direct support for the program objectives above, proposed work may also relate to climate change adaptation, mitigation and education.

April 3, 2017
DOE & USDA NIFA -
Integrated Biorefinery Optimization
DE-FOA-0001689
Full announcement

Full proposal (concept paper due 2/6/2017).  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announce a joint funding opportunity to support Integrated Biorefinery Optimization. DOE has funded biorefinery technology development projects since 2002 to meet two EERE performance goals: 1) reduce dependence on imported oil, thereby enhancing energy security; and 2) spur the creation of a sustainable domestic bio-industry. USDA-NIFA has funded programs and projects that target vital topical areas related to the development of regional systems for the sustainable production of biofuels, industrial chemicals, biopower, and biobased products; as well as investing in America’s scientific corps and developing workforce in bioenergy, bioproducts, and the bioeconomy. Robust scale-up of commercially viable biorefinery technologies will help USDA-NIFA meet two important goals: 1) to enhance energy security through the reduction in the dependence on foreign oil; and 2) to spur the creation of a sustainable domestic bioeconomy. This work supports NIFA’s mission to accelerate deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to strengthen U.S. energy security, economic vitality, and environmental quality.

April 3, 2017
Pest Management Alliance Grant Program 2017 - 2018 Solicitation
N/A
Full announcement

Full proposal (concepts due 2/3/2017).  In 2017 the Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) Pest Management Alliance Grant Program will fund projects that focus on adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) practices in agricultural settings near schools. Selected projects will promote  adoption of established IPM practices that reduce use of
pesticides of human health or environmental concern through the guidance of a collaborative team of knowledgeable  participants known as an Alliance.
This team should include interested parties  such as commodity group representatives,  growers, university researchers, school district  representatives, representatives of public health entities, urban or industry representatives, and  sustainability  or certification programs. Alliance Grant projects should  provide evidence that  adoption is taking place by the end of the grant period. Research may be a  minor component of  the overall project,  but DPR will not fund Alliance Grant projects that focus on research. Please  see DPR’s Pest Management Research Grant Program for research related projects.

April 4, 2017
NIH-NCI -
SBIR Technology Transfer (R43/R44)
PA-15-354
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) for projects to transfer technology out of the NIH intramural research labs into the private sector. If selected for SBIR funding, the SBC will be granted a royalty-free, non-exclusive patent license agreement for internal research use for the term of and within the field of use of the SBIR award to technologies held by NIH with the intent that the SBC will develop the invention into a commercial product to benefit the public.

April 5, 2017
NIH -
Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (STTR R41/R42)
PA-16-181
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) supports research-related resources that create, develop, preserve and supply a variety of high-quality animal models, and related biological materials. ORIP also supports the development and implementation of tools and devices that directly benefit the welfare of research animals, improve handling of laboratory animals, and ease the management of animal facilities. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages small business concerns to submit Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications that propose innovative approaches and technologies to further develop, improve and facilitate the use of animal models and related biological materials, to meet new biomedical challenges related to improvements in the health of humans and the welfare of animal models.

April 5, 2017
NIH -
Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (SBIR R43/R44)
PA-16-180
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) supports research-related resources that create, develop, preserve and supply a variety of high-quality animal models, and related biological materials. ORIP also supports the development and implementation of tools and devices that directly benefit the welfare of research animals, improve handling of laboratory animals, and ease the management of animal facilities. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages small business concerns to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose innovative approaches and technologies to further develop, improve and facilitate the use of animal models and related biological materials, to meet new biomedical challenges related to improvements in the health of humans and the welfare of animal models.

April 5, 2017
NIH -
PHS 2016-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])
PA-16-302
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications. United States SBCs that have the research capabilities and technological expertise to contribute to the R&D mission(s) of the NIH, CDC, FDA or ACF awarding components identified in this FOA are encouraged to submit SBIR grant applications in response to identified topics (see PHS 2016-2 SBIR/STTR Program Descriptions and Research Topics for NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF.

April 5, 2017
NIH -
PHS 2016-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])
PA-16-303
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications. United States SBCs that have the research capabilities and technological expertise to contribute to the R&D mission(s) of the NIH awarding components identified in this FOA are encouraged to submit STTR grant applications in response to identified topics (see PHS 2016-2 SBIR/STTR Program Descriptions and Research Topics for NIH.)

April 5, 2017

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