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Funding Opportunities – Finding the Perfect Fit

E.g., 2018-10-15
E.g., 2018-10-15
E.g., 2018-10-15
Title Summary Due Date
NSF -
MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science: Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales
16-521
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL: The MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science: Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales program will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and invasive species at regional to continental scales as well as planning, training, and development activities to enable groups to conduct MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science research.  Three categories of awards will be made: (1) Early Career Awards (ECA); (2) Full Research Awards (FRA); and (3) Early NEON Science Awards (ENSA).

October 15, 2018
Smithsonian Institution    -
The STRI Short-Term Fellowship Program
Full announcement

$14,000 ($12,000 for living expenses and $2000 for research)
The STRI Short-Term Fellowship Program allows selected candidates to come to STRI year-round and is an excellent resource to provide support for graduate students and introduce them to tropical research. Although focused primarily on graduate students, awards are occasionally given to undergraduate and postdoctoral candidates. These fellowships enable selected candidates to work in the tropics and explore research possibilities at STRI. The Ernst Mayr Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding Short-Term Fellowship candidate every year.

October 15, 2018
NIH NIEHS -
Improvement of Animal Models for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (R21)
PAR-16-094
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  This FOA encourages Exploratory/Developmental Research grant (R21) applications from institutions and organizations proposing research aimed at characterizing animal stem cells and improving existing, and creating new, animal models for human disease conditions.  The intent of this initiative is to facilitate the use of stem cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine. The initiative focuses on the following areas: 1) comparative analysis of animal and human stem cells to provide information for selection of the most predictive and informative model systems; 2) development of new technologies for stem cell characterization and transplantation; and 3) improvement of animal disease models for stem cell-based therapeutic applications.  

October 16, 2018
NIH NIEHS -
Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) (R21)
PA-16-040
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage collaborations between the life and physical sciences that: 1) apply a multidisciplinary bioengineering approach to the solution of a biomedical problem; and 2) integrate, optimize, validate, translate or otherwise accelerate the adoption of promising tools, methods and techniques for a specific research or clinical problem in basic, translational, or clinical science and practice. An application may propose design-directed, developmental, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven research and is appropriate for small teams applying an integrative approach that can increase our understanding of and solve problems in biological, clinical or translational science.

October 16, 2018
NIH NCI -
Development of Animal Models and Related Biological Materials for Research (R21)
PA-16-141
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages highly innovative research to develop, characterize or improve animal models and related biological materials for human health and disease or to improve diagnosis and control of diseases that might interfere with animal use for biomedical research purposes. The proposed project must fall within the categorical interests of two or more NIH institutions/centers. Applications to develop models that relate strictly to a specific disease or category of research will not be accepted and should be proposed to the appropriate categorical Institute or Center of the NIH.

October 16, 2018
NIH NIEHS -
NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)
PA-16-162
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  The NIH Small Research Grant Program supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. This program supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

October 16, 2018
NIH NIEHS -
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program ( Parent R21)
PA-16-161
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports 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 biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

October 16, 2018
NIH NCI -
Exploratory Grants in Cancer Epidemiology and Genomics Research (R21)
PA-16-175
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for research on cancer epidemiology, genomics, and risk assessment. The overarching goal is to provide support to promote the early and conceptual stages of research efforts on novel scientific ideas that have the potential to substantially advance cancer research, such as improving epidemiologic study data collection; validating measurement of exposures in body fluids and tissues; applying epigenetic or metabolomic approaches to cancer epidemiology research; developing and applying novel strategies for discovery of risk variants for rare cancers; understanding the population genetic architecture of cancer in understudied populations; or validating methods to extract, collect, and synthesize clinical data via electronic medical records for use in observational studies of cancer patients and survivors.
This FOA will utilize the exploratory/developmental research grant (R21) mechanism to foster cancer etiology and epidemiology research.  While these studies may involve considerable risk, they may also lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, and to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of cancer research (epidemiologic, biomedical, behavioral, or clinical).

October 16, 2018
NIH -
Pilot and Feasibility Studies Evaluating the Role of RNA Modifications (the 'epitranscriptome') in Cancer Biology (R21)
PA-16-177
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages basic research into the role of RNA chemical modifications and their corresponding writers, readers and erasers in the initiation and progression of cancer. Chemical modifications of RNA bases have been reported to regulate the fate and function of both coding and noncoding RNAs and are emerging as a critical element of post-transcriptional gene regulation. This FOA will utilize the Exploratory/Developmental (R21) mechanism which supports investigation of novel scientific ideas or new model systems, tools or technologies that have the potential for significant impact on biomedical or biobehavioral research.

October 16, 2018
NIH NIEHS -
Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (R21)
PA-16-386
Full announcement

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

October 16, 2018

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