Title Summary Due Date
EPA -
National Priorities: PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES
Full announcement

 $1,984,400, including direct and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3 years. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this Request for Applications (RFA) to better understand the impacts of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on water quality and availability across the U.S.  The Agency is seeking new information on 1) the fate and transport of short (C4 to C7) and long-chain (≥ C8) PFAS in the environment, including per- and poly-fluorinated carboxylic acids, sulfonic acids, and ethers, and associated precursor and transformation products; 2) comprehensive human and ecosystem exposure to PFAS; and 3) PFAS toxicity, modes of action, physiologically-based pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and other topics related to hazard assessment.  Proposals may address any or all of these topic areas in support of the development of robust risk assessments for human and ecological exposure to PFAS in water.

June 18, 2018
NIH NCI -
NCI Clinical and Translational Exploratory/Developmental Studies (R21)
PAR-16-176
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the development of new exploratory research in cancer diagnosis, treatment, imaging, symptom/toxicity, and prevention clinical trials; correlative studies associated with clinical trials; novel cancer therapeutic, symptom/toxicity, and preventive agent development, radiotherapy development activities, and mechanism-driven combinations; and innovative preclinical studies--including the use of new clinically-relevant models and imaging technologies--which could lead to first-in-human clinical trials. The R21 mechanism is intended to encourage 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 cancer research (pre-clinical or clinical).

June 19, 2018
NIH -
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)
17-516 (replaces 16-504)
Full announcement

Full proposal (preliminary proposal due 4/18/2017). 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.

June 20, 2018
USDA NIFA -
Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
USDA-NIFA-HEMS-006552
Full announcement

$220,000

The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities.

June 20, 2018
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation -
Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists 2018 Request for Proposals
Full announcement

$150,000 depending on the project

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in cooperation with its partners announce an innovative initiative to connect youth to the outdoors by providing financial support for conservation education and employment programs. An expansion from our 2012-2017 program, this Request for Proposals (RFP) brings together public and private partners to support organizations developing innovative educational opportunities and job experiences for youth and young adults. These opportunities encourage and support young people, particularly urban, tribal and minority youth, to engage with the natural world and discover career opportunities available in conservation.

June 21, 2018
NIH NCI -
Emerging Questions in Cancer Systems Biology (U01)
PAR-16-131
Full announcement

Full proposal (letter of intent was due 5/23/2018).  The CSBC initiative aims to address challenges in cancer research through the use of experimental biology or population science combined with in silico modeling, multi-dimensional data analysis, and systems engineering.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites cooperative agreement applications for Research Projects that utilize systems biology approaches to address emerging questions in cancer initiation, progression, and treatment. CSBC Research Projects are expected to involve interdisciplinary teams of physical scientists (e.g., engineers, chemists, computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists, population scientists, statisticians, epidemiologists) and cancer researchers (e.g., cancer biologists, oncologists, pathologists and clinicians in relevant disciplines) who collaborate to advance our understanding of cancer biology and oncology. CSBC Research Projects proposed in response to this FOA must demonstrate explicit integration of experimental biology and computational modeling to test and validate novel hypotheses in cancer research.

June 22, 2018
NIH -
Academic Research Enhancement Award (Parent R15)
PA-18-504
Full announcement

$300,000
The purpose of the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program is to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants create opportunities for scientists and institutions otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH research programs to contribute to the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research effort. AREA grants are intended to support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible, domestic institutions, to expose undergraduate and/or graduate students to meritorious research projects, and to strengthen the research environment of the applicant institution.The research project must involve undergraduate (preferably, if available) and/or graduate students in the proposed research. Students’ involvement in research may include participation in the design of experiments and controls, collection and analysis of data, execution and troubleshooting of experiments, presentation at meetings, drafting journal articles, collaborative interactions, participation in lab meetings to discuss results and future experiments, etc.

June 25, 2018
The Water Research Foundation -
Developing Guidance for Assessment and Evaluation of Harmful Algal Blooms, and Implementation of Control Strategies in Source Water (RFP #4912)
Full announcement

The objectives of this project are to: • Develop authoritative guidance for managers to evaluate and manage the occurrence and risk associated with harmful algal blooms (HABs) in source waters and select control techniques that are appropriate to their needs and capabilities. • Implement a decision tree to support this evaluation as a web-based resource linked to critically reviewed and validated information, guidelines, and regulations.

June 27, 2018
The Water Research Foundation -
Developing Guidance for Assessment and Evaluation of Harmful Algal Blooms, and Implementation of Control Strategies in Source Water (RFP #4912)
Full announcement

$200,000

The objectives of this project are to: • Develop authoritative guidance for managers to evaluate and manage the occurrence and risk associated with harmful algal blooms (HABs) in source waters and select control techniques that are appropriate to their needs and capabilities. • Implement a decision tree to support this evaluation as a web-based resource linked to critically reviewed and validated information, guidelines, and regulations.

June 27, 2018
The US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)
Full announcement

$310,000

BARD projects, conducted cooperatively by American and Israeli scientists, cover all phases of agricultural research and development, including integrated projects and strategic or applied research. Cooperative research entails active collaboration between Israeli and American scientists. The following research areas were identified by the Board of Directors as top priorities for the coming years:
Increased Efficiency of Agricultural Production
Protection of Plants and Animals Against Biotic and Abiotic Stress
Food Quality, Safety and Security
Water Quality & Quantity
Functional Genomics and Proteomics
Sensors and Robotics
Sustainable Bio-Energy Systems

June 27, 2018

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