Title Summary Due Date
NSF -
Faculty Early Career Development Program - GEO, MPS, SBE
17-537
Full announcement

CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.
PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education, or community outreach. These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation’s future. Individuals cannot apply for PECASE. These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies. At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes the final selection and announcement of the awardees.  Due dates vary by Directorate.

July 21, 2017
NSF -
Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR)
13-561
Full announcement

The Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Program supports the development, production, and distribution of novel instrumentation that addresses demonstrated needs in biological research in areas supported by NSF Biology programs (see http://www.nsf.gov/bio). These systems would benefit a broad user community through mass distribution of the technology. Interdisciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged, as are partnerships with U.S. industries that can facilitate knowledge transfer, commercialization and broad utilization in the research community.  The program accepts two types of proposals: Type A - Innovation & Type B - Bridging

July 28, 2017
Great Lakes Protection Fund -
Great Lakes Protection Fund
N/A
Full announcement

Letter of intent (full proposal by invitation).  The Great Lakes Protection Fund welcomes ideas for projects that will create and advance the next generation of actions to protect and restore the ecological health of the Great Lakes. Our support is a little different than that of most funders. Our mission is big, our niche is relatively narrow, and the improvements we seek will have regional implications.  We do not have specific funding programs, nor do we have formal deadlines. We are always open to discussing ideas and we can be nimble (e.g., funding vehicles, timeframes) when an opportunity presents itself.  Think of us as an investor more than a charity. Many, but not all, of the investments we make are called grants, but they more closely resemble seed capital or angel investments. We will work with you to align your innovation with the funding instrument that will help your idea make a big difference. The Fund accepts sizable risks in the quest for outsized ecological reward.

July 31, 2017
USFWS -
Fiscal Year 2017 Recovery Implementation Grants
F17AS00005
Full announcement

The FWS Ecological Services Program provides Federal financial assistance on a competitive basis to States, other Federal agencies, landowners, educators, non-profit organizations, researchers, and other partners to secure information about endangered, threatened or candidate species, to aid in the recovery of these species, to avert listing of species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, and to help conserve the ecosystems upon which these species depend. The FWS and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which is part of the Department of Commerce's NOAA Fisheries office, share Endangered Species Act responsibilities for several species such as sea turtles. We have responsibility for sea turtles when they are on land, and NMFS has responsibility for sea turtles when they are in the water. Projects for NMFS-managed species are not included in this funding opportunity.This Recovery Implementation funding opportunity is intended for projects that will contribute to the recovery of FWS-managed endangered and threatened species in the United States, and is limited to projects carrying out actions described in a species approved recovery plan, in the implementation schedule of a speciesï approved recovery plan, actions recommended in a completed 5-year status review of the species or in a spotlight species action plan, or projects documenting species response to climate change. For example: securing scientific information about endangered or threatened species, implementing restoration actions that will lead to delisting of a species, help prevent extinction of a species, or aid in the recovery of a species. Projects that address species response to climate change will receive additional consideration.

July 31, 2017
USFWS -
Fiscal Year 2017 Candidate Conservation Action Funds
F17AS00066
Full announcement

The overall goal of this Candidate Conservation funding opportunity is based on cooperative relationships with states, non-profit organizations, private landowners and those interested in habitat restoration or undertaking candidate and at-risk species research, surveys and monitoring, or educational outreach efforts. Work may be done via grant agreement, project grants, or direct payment for specified use. This opportunity provides funds to accomplish high priority conservation tasks for high priority, FWS-managed, candidate and at-risk species in the United States (based on our annual Candidate Species Assessments), such that known threats to the species may be reduced or eliminated. Projects for NMFS-managed species are not included in this funding opportunity. Financial assistance is available to secure candidate and other at-risk species information or undertake restoration actions that will help avert federal listing of species. The purpose is to provide a means by which the ecosystems upon which candidate and at-risk species depend may be conserved, to provide a program for the conservation of these species. Applications are due by July 31, 2017. However, you may submit applications throughout the year. Consideration of applications ultimately will be based on the FWS budget cycle.

July 31, 2017
NASA -
ROSES 2017: New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science
NNH17ZDA001N-NIP
Full announcement

Step 1 Proposal (Step 2 Proposal due 8/31/2017).The New (Early Career) Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science is designed to support outstanding scientific research and career development of scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers. The program aims to encourage innovative research initiatives and cultivate scientific leadership in Earth system science. The Earth Science Division (ESD) places particular emphasis on the investigators' ability to promote and increase the use of space-based remote sensing through the proposed research.

July 31, 2017
NSF -
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
PD-12-8084
Full announcement

LETTER OF INTENT - Due dates are dependent upon the Division; please check the weblink for more details. Advanced computational infrastructure and the ability to perform large-scale simulations and accumulate massive amounts of data have revolutionized scientific and engineering disciplines.  The goal of the CDS&E program is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for major scientific and engineering breakthroughs through new computational and data analysis approaches.  The intellectual drivers may be in an individual discipline or they may cut across more than one discipline in various Directorates.  The key identifying factor is that the outcome relies on the development, adaptation, and utilization of one or more of the capabilities offered by advancement of both research and infrastructure in computation and data, either through cross-cutting or disciplinary programs.

August 1, 2017
USDA - ERS -
Request for Applications for Competitive Grant Award To Establish a USDA RIDGE Center for Food and Nutrition Assistance Research
CDNR-RIDGE-2016-001
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS), in collaboration with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), invites applications for a competitively awarded grant to establish a research center to administer the Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Program. The USDA Ridge Center will: 1. Provide renewed focus on economic aspects of food and nutrition assistance research; 2. Stimulate innovative research on domestic food and nutrition assistance issues by providing small grants for new analyses of the USDA major food and nutrition assistance programs, food security, and smaller, less studied programs such as the Summer Food Service Program; 3. Broaden the network of social scientists who collaborate in expanding the understanding of the economic, nutrition, and health outcomes of participation in USDA’s food assistance programs, as well as of the issues surrounding program implementation and delivery, and 4. Achieve cost savings through consolidating the previous two RIDGE Centers into one institution. ERS anticipates that $600,000 will be awarded in fiscal year 2016 to support this activity with additional funding, subject to availability, for 2 more years.

August 1, 2017
DOD -
Air Force Defense Research Sciences Conference and Workshop Support
BAA-AFRL-AFOSR-2016-0008
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  The Air Force Office of Scientific Research manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force. Conferences and workshops constitute key forums for research and technology interchange. We provide partial support for conferences and workshops as defined in the DoD Joint Travel Regulations in special areas of science that bring experts together to discuss recent research or educational findings, or to expose other researchers or advanced graduate students to new research and educational techniques in our areas of research interest. Our research interests are described in the most recent version of our general Broad Agency Announcement titled, “Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research” posted on Grants.gov. You may access this announcement at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=BAA-AFRL-AF... Our financial support through grants for conferences and workshops is dependent on the availability of funds, Program Officer’s discretion, and certain other restrictions including: (1) Conference or workshop subject matter must be scientific, technical, or involve professional issues that are relevant to our mission of managing the U.S. Air Force basic research program; (2) Dissemination of research results from work we fund to relevant scientific and technical audiences; or (3) Transfer of Federally developed technology or technology developed using Federal funding to the private sector or to stimulate wider interest and inquiry into the relevant scientific, technical, or professional issues relevant to our mission.

August 1, 2017
Weyerhauser Family Foundation -
Sustainable Forests and Communities
N/A
Full announcement

Full proposal (Stage 1 proposal due 3/1/2017).  The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation through its Sustainable Forests and Communities Initiative is interested in supporting organizations that work in forested landscapes to enhance the environment, the economy, and community. Implementation of integrated approaches in these areas that also enhance market valuation of forest ecosystem services is favored. Thus, the Foundation is looking for projects that promote vibrant forest-based communities by focusing on the following: (1) Environment: Employing sustainable forest management, conservation, and ecological restoration. (2) Economy: Developing and encouraging enterprise-based sustainable economic activities. (3) Community: Using innovative social and locally-based business processes to meet agreed-upon environmental and economic sustainability goals. (4) Forest Ecosystem Services: Using innovative business or policy models to better establish prices and markets for ecosystem services. (Forest ecosystem services can include, but are not restricted to, carbon sequestration, forests' role in the carbon, nutrient, and water cycles, providing habitat to support biodiversity, and providing aesthetic, educational, and other cultural services.)

August 1, 2017

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