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E.g., 2020-01-26
E.g., 2020-01-26
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Title Summary Due Date
NSF -
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
19-567
Full announcement

 STCs may involve any area of science and engineering that NSF supports. STC investments support the NSF vision of creating and exploiting new concepts in science and engineering and providing global leadership in research and education. Centers provide a rich environment for encouraging future scientists, engineers, and educators to take risks in pursuing discoveries and new knowledge. STCs foster excellence in education by integrating education and research, and by creating bonds between learning and inquiry so that discovery and creativity fully support the learning process. NSF expects STCs to demonstrate leadership in the involvement of groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering at all levels (faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers) within the Center. Centers use either proven or innovative mechanisms to address issues such as recruitment, retention and mentorship of participants from underrepresented groups. Centers must undertake activities that facilitate knowledge transfer, i.e., the exchange of scientific and technical information with the objective of disseminating and utilizing knowledge broadly in multiple sectors.

January 27, 2020
NSF -
National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes
20-503
Full announcement
The institute track will support cooperative agreements of $16 million to $20 million for four to five years (up to $4 million per year) for the creation of AI Research Institutes in an initial set of high-priority areas: - Trustworthy AI - Foundations of Machine Learning - AI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food System - AI-Augmented Learning - AI for Accelerating Molecular Synthesis and Manufacturing - AI for Discovery in Physics The AI Research Institutes program will support the advancement of multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder research on larger-scale, longer-time-horizon challenges in AI research than are supported in typical research grants. January 28, 2020
FDA -
Local Food Producer Outreach, Education, and Training to Enhance Food Safety and FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance (U01) Clinical Trial Not Allowed
RFA-FD-20-006
Full announcement
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/ Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) announcing its intention to receive and consider the award of a cooperative agreement in fiscal year 2020 for Local Food Producer Outreach, Education, and Training for enhancing Food Safety and FSMA Compliance. The purposes of this support are to: 1. Projects would build on previous work in this space relative to research and needs assessments, 2. Conducted and deliver outreach and training, 3.Develop and adapt materials, including alternate curricula, that facilitate the integration and understanding of federal food safety regulations, 4. Guidance among owners and operators of small and mid-size farms and businesses involved in local food production and processing, while taking into account diversified, sustainable, organic and identity-preserved agricultural production and processing practices. 5. Conduct research to evaluate the program including data collection and analysis, on the impact of education, outreach and technical assistance provided for the target audience. January 28, 2020
FDA -
Native American Tribes Outreach, Education, and Training to Enhance Food Safety and FSMA Compliance (U01) Clinical Trial Not Allowed
RFA-FD-20-004
Full announcement
Food and Drug Administration announces the availability of funding and requests applications for Native American Tribes, Outreach, Education and Training, for the purpose of Enhancing Food Safety and FSMA Compliance for fiscal year 2020. Projects should build on previous work in this space relative to research and needs assessments conducted and should, deliver outreach and training, and develop and adapt materials that facilitate the integration and understanding of federal food safety regulations and guidance among Native American tribes and members involved in agricultural produce production and food manufacturing/process, while taking into account tribal historical, cultural, and regional agricultural production and processing practices. The project should also conduct research to evaluate the program, including data collection and analysis, to assess the impact of education, outreach and technical assistance provided for the target audience. January 28, 2020
NOAA -
2020 NMFS Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics
NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2006263
Full announcement
At the time of application, prospective Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellows must be admitted to a Ph.D. degree program in population dynamics, ecosystem dynamics, or a related field such as wildlife biology, fishery biology, natural resource management, marine biology, quantitative ecology, applied mathematics, applied statistics, or simulation modeling at an institution of higher education in the United States or its territories, or submit a signed letter from the institution indicating provisional acceptance to a Ph.D. degree program conditional on obtaining financial support such as this Fellowship. January 30, 2020
USDA -
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative
USDA-NIFA-ICGP-007012
Full announcement
The Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics. The OREI is particularly interested in projects that emphasize research, education and outreach that assist farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning by delivering practical research-based information. Projects should plan to deliver applied production information to producers. Fieldwork must be done on certified organic land or on land in transition to organic certification, as appropriate to project goals and objectives. Multi-Regional proposal award cap: $2,000,000; Regional Proposal award cap: $1,000,000; Targeted Proposal award cap: $500,000 January 30, 2020
NSPIRES -
Solar System Workings
Full announcement

The Solar System Workings (SSW) program element supports research into atmospheric, climatological, dynamical, geologic, geophysical, and geochemical processes occurring on planetary bodies, satellites, and other minor bodies (including rings) in the Solar System. This call seeks to address the physical and chemical processes that affect the surfaces, interiors, atmospheres, exospheres, and magnetospheres of planetary bodies. The Solar System Workings program is open to investigations relevant to surfaces and interiors of planetary bodies, planetary atmospheres, rings, orbital dynamics, and exospheres and magnetospheres. The Solar System Workings program values the potential of interdisciplinary efforts to solve key scientific questions. The program also values research in comparative planetology.

January 30, 2020
NOAA -
NMFS Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics
NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2006261
This notice announces that applications may be submitted for the 2020 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics. Sea Grant anticipates funding one new Ph.D. Fellowship in 2020 to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices. The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics meets NOAA's Healthy Oceans goal of "Marine fisheries, habitats, biodiversity sustained with healthy and productive ecosystems." The expected annual award per Fellow will be $48,000 (total of federal plus matching funds), jointly funded by NMFS and Sea Grant. These Fellowships can provide support for up to three years. Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Sea Grant Program in their state/territory at least one to two months prior to the state application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of intent to apply. January 30, 2020
Washington State Wine Commission -
Research Grants
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Full announcement
Research must be relevant to Washington viticulture and enology, with overall goal of improving Washington wine quality. Research priority categories include: o Fermentation Management o Aroma and Flavor Compounds in Wine o Viticulture Production Efficiency and Profitability o Pest Management (including sustainable and organic) o Climate Impacts on Site/Viticulture o Mechanization/Precision Viticulture and Enology o Winery Waste • Research partnerships and collaborative projects between Washington scientists and researchers elsewhere are highly encouraged. Awards vary. January 31, 2020
CDFA PD GWSS -
Research and Outreach RFP
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Full announcement
California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Pierce’s Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board (CDFA PD/GWSS Board) is currently accepting proposals for research and outreach projects on the following serious pests and diseases of winegrapes: • Pierce’s disease and its vectors, especially the glassy-winged sharpshooter • Brown marmorated stink bug • Grapevine fanleaf disease • Grapevine leafroll disease • Grapevine red blotch disease • Mealybug pests of winegrapes. The CDFA PD/GWSS Board’s Winegrape Pest and Disease Research and Outreach Program is funded by a special assessment paid by the California winegrape industry. Prior awards have ranged from $4,300 per year to $383,000 per year, with projects ranging from one to three years in duration. January 31, 2020

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