Title Summary Due Date
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
NIH-NIEHS -
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity)
PA-16-308
Full announcement

The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. Such individuals include those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

April 13, 2017
NIH-NIEHS -
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship for Students at Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)
PA-16-306
Full announcement

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support students at institutions without formal NIH-funded institutional predoctoral dual-degree training programs. The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA, dual-doctoral degree, predoctoral fellowship (F30) is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g. DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD, DVM/PhD), and who intend careers as physician/clinician-scientists. Applicants must propose an integrated research and clinical training plan and a dissertation research project in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The fellowship experience is expected to clearly enhance the individuals’ potential to develop into a productive, independent physician/clinician-scientist.

April 13, 2017
NEA -
NEA Challenge America, FY2018
2017NEA01CA
Full announcement

The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on or after January 1, 2018. Grants awarded under these guidelines generally may cover a period of performance of up to two years. An organization that has received Challenge America grants in FY 2015, 2016, and 2017 may not apply for a Challenge America grant under these FY 2018 guidelines. An organization that applies to the Challenge America category, may not submit another application to the Art Works category except for a Creativity Connects project. You may apply to other National Endowment for the Arts funding opportunities, including Our Town, in addition to Challenge America. In each case, the request must be for a distinctly different project or a distinctly different phase of the same project, with a different period of performance and costs. Program Description The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. This category encourages and supports the following objective: • Engagement: Engaging the public with diverse and excellent art. Challenge America grants: • Extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. • Are limited to the specific types of projects outlined below. • Are for a fixed amount of $10,000 and require a minimum $10,000 match. Partnerships can be valuable to the success of these projects. While not required, applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships among organizations, both in and outside of the arts, as appropriate to their project. To ensure that Challenge America funding reaches new organizations and communities, the NEA has implemented a policy to limit consecutive-year funding.

April 13, 2017
NIH NIEHS -
Administrative Supplements to NIH Awards for Validation Studies of Analytical Methods for Natural Products (Admin Supp)
PA-16-048
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL: The publication of reliable analytical methods for quantitative determination of chemical constituents of natural products and dietary supplements can make critical contributions to the rigor and reproducibility of biomedical research. In order to support formal validation studies and publication of relevant quantitative analytical chemistry methods, Administrative Supplements to certain active awards administered by the participating ICs are available through this FOA.  The methods proposed for validation must be used to identify and quantify chemical constituents (active or marker chemical compounds, adulterants, contaminants, or metabolites thereof) in experimental reagents, raw materials, and/or clinical specimens (for example urine or plasma samples). Methods must have been developed or utilized in fulfillment of the active parent grant’s specific aims. Candidate constituents for quantitative method validation studies may include (but are not limited to):  phytochemicals; nutrients; and potentially deleterious substances such as pesticides and mycotoxins.

April 15, 2017
Marisla Foundation -
Marisla Foundation Environmental Program
N/A
Full announcement

The Environment Program concentrates on activities that promote the conservation of biological diversity and advance sustainable ecosystem management. Primary emphasis is on marine resources conservation with a geographic focus on the western North America, Chile, and the western Pacific. The Environment Program also supports the search for solutions to health threats caused by toxic chemicals.

April 15, 2017
NSF -
Antarctic Research
16-541
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  Scientific research, along with operational support of that research, is the principal activity of the U.S. Antarctic Program in Antarctica. The National Science Foundation's Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT), Division of Polar Programs (PLR), fosters research on globally and regionally important scientific problems. In particular, the Antarctic Sciences Section supports research that expands fundamental knowledge of the region as well as research that relies on the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as a platform from which to support research.  Antarctic fieldwork will be supported for research that can only be performed or is best performed in Antarctica. The Antarctic Sciences Section strongly encourages research using existing samples, models, and data as well as research at the intersection between disciplines.

April 17, 2017
NSF -
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)
17-516 (replaces 16-504)
Full announcement

Preliminary proposal (full proposal due 6/21/2017). The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Each Center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the Center faculty. An IUCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an IUCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.

April 19, 2017
NSF -
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
16-571
Full announcement

Full proposal (preliminary proposal due 9/14/2016):   Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.  International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different national environments and cultural backgrounds. PIRE promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce. This PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF. Institutional Limit - Check with Research Development.

April 24, 2017
NIH NHGRI -
Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Courses for Skills Development (R25)
PAR-16-090
Full announcement

Letter of intent:  The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NHGRI R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.by supporting short, advanced level courses that are intended to disseminate new techniques, methods, and analyses related to the mission of the NHGRI. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development.

April 25, 2017

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