Title Summary Due Date
NASA -
ROSES 2016: Food Security and Agriculture
NNH16ZDA001N-FSAC
Full announcement

Full proposal (letter of intent due 2/17/2017).  NASA solicits proposals to enable and advance uses of Earth observations by domestic and international organizations to benefit food security and agriculture. Global food security represents a major societal challenge for the coming decades, and NASA recognizes that space-based Earth observations can provide key information to support the functioning and resilience of food systems.  The solicitation includes two elements: International Food Security and Domestic Agriculture.  Key objectives include: (1) Advance use of Earth observations for enhanced food security and improved agricultural practices, especially for humanitarian pursuits, economic progress, resilience, and sustainability; (2) Increase the adoption of Earth observations applications and broaden the suite of organizations routinely using them to inform decisions and actions; (3) Expand the number of applications developed, tested, and (if successful) adopted across sectors, decision types, and other meaningful factors; (4) Advance understanding of effective ways – both technically and programmatically – to enable sustained applications of Earth observations; (5) Enhance awareness within food security and agricultural communities of upcoming Earth observing satellite missions and encourage the community development of new applications; (6) Advance impact assessment techniques quantifying the benefits of Earth observations, increasing the number of examples and case studies across sectors and decision types; (7) Identify opportunities and topics for possible future investigations; and (8) Advance communication of the benefits of Earth science and observations.

April 7, 2017
NIH-NIEHS -
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)
PA-16-309
Full announcement

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the applicant’s dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

April 8, 2017
NIH-NIEHS -
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)
PA-16-307
Full announcement

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.  

April 8, 2017
NIH-NIEHS -
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Senior Fellowship (Parent F33)
PA-16-310
Full announcement

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards senior individual research training fellowships to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

April 8, 2017
NIH -
NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)
RFA-NS-17-009
Full announcement

Full proposal (letter of intent due 30 days before full proposal).  The purpose of the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions, and will provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers.

April 8, 2017
USFWS -
WWB Africa 2017 NOFO
F17AS00008
Full announcement

Full proposal (concept paper due 1/17/2017).  Central Africa is a globally important region for forest and biodiversity conservation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) works closely with national governments, U.S. agencies, and a range of other partners to ensure a strategic, results-based approach to wildlife conservation in the region. In collaboration with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), USFWS is providing this funding opportunity to reduce threats to key wildlife populations, and to develop the requisite individual and institutional conservation capacity to undertake long-term conservation programs. Please see A Results-Based Vision for Conservation in Central Africa for greater detail on USFWS's approach to wildlife conservation in Central Africa. Funding will only be considered for projects that impact wildlife populations in the following countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Prìncipe.

April 10, 2017
NIH -
Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) (RM1)
PAR-16-436
Full announcement

Letter of intent (full proposal due 5/23/2017).  The Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) program establishes academic Centers for advanced genome research. Each CEGS grant supports a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team to develop innovative genomic approaches to address a particular biomedical problem. A CEGS project will address a critical issue in genomic science or genomic medicine, proposing a solution that would be a very substantial advance. Thus, the research conducted at these Centers will entail substantial risk, balanced by outstanding scientific and management plans and very high potential payoff. A CEGS will focus on the development of novel technological or computational methods for the production or analysis of comprehensive data sets, or on a particular genome-scale biomedical problem, or on other ways to develop and use genomic approaches for understanding biological systems and/or significantly furthering the application of genomic knowledge, data and methods towards clinical applications. Exploiting its outstanding scientific plan and team, each CEGS will nurture genomic science at its institution by facilitating the interaction of investigators from different disciplines, and by providing training to new and experienced investigators, it will expand the pool of highly-qualified professional genomics scientists and engineers.

April 11, 2017
FDA -
FDA Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13)
PAR-16-378
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL (letter of intent due 2/15/2018).  The purpose of the FDA (R13) Scientific Conference Grant Program is to facilitate the provision of federal financial assistance in support of small conferences and scientific meetings clearly aligned with the FDA mission. The FDA recognizes the value of supporting high quality, small conferences and scientific meetings relevant to its mission and to the public health. A small conference or scientific meeting is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or any formal meeting, whether conducted face-to-face or virtually to exchange information and explore a defined subject, issue, or area of concern impacting the public's health within the scope of the FDA's mission. Permission to submit a conference grant application does not assure funding or funding at the level requested. FDA will not issue a conference grant award unless it can be issued before the conference start date. 

April 12, 2017
NSF -
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) - Institutional Transformation
16-594
Full announcement

Preliminary proposal (full proposal due 1/17/2018).  The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM[1] careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers. The ADVANCE program contributes to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce because of the focus on equity for STEM academic faculty who are educating, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.   The Institutional Transformation (IT) track supports the development of innovative organizational change strategies to produce comprehensive change within one non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution across all STEM disciplines. IT projects are also expected to contribute new research on gender equity in STEM academics. Projects that do not propose innovative strategies may be more appropriate for the Adaptation track. Organizational Limit - Contact the Office for Research Development.

April 12, 2017
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine -
Gulf Research Program
N/A
Full announcement

Full proposal (due 2/1/2017).  With this grant opportunity, the Gulf Research Program (GRP) seeks to support research that will advance fundamental science or provide the scientific basis for the development of new technologies, processes, or procedures to reduce or better understand the systemic risk leading to uncontrolled hydrocarbon release in the offshore oil and gas environment. Proposed research should address scientific and/or technological research gaps identified in literature, by industry, or by regulatory agencies – gaps that, if filled, could result in a reduction of systemic risk in the offshore oil and gas environment.  Comprehensive awareness—across industry and regulatory communities—of risks, drivers of risk, and steps to mitigate risk, is needed to reduce existing risks and to anticipate and avoid new risks related to offshore oil and gas operations. This funding opportunity seeks to identify and fund fundamental research and/or technological development to spur innovation that improves understanding and management of systemic risk. By understanding systemic risk, we mean understanding the components of the system, the system itself, and how humans interact with the system, in which a failure of any part could lead to failure of the system as a whole.

April 12, 2017

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