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Funding Opportunities – Finding the Perfect Fit

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Title Summary Due Date
NIH -
Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)
PAR-17-221
Full announcement

Full proposal (letter of intent due 4/24/2019).  The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)  R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.  To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on     Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities for underrepresented undergraduate freshmen and sophomores in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field, especially those fields which broadly impact bioengineering. The ESTEEMED program is intended to support underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. It will prepare these participants for an Advanced Honors Program, such as a MARC U-STAR (T34) program and institutional program with similar goals, in the junior and senior years and subsequently, to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and a biomedical research career in academia or industry.

May 24, 2019
NSPIRES -
2019 NASA Fellowship Activity
NNH19ZHA001N
Full announcement

This NASA Research Announcement (NRA), titled the NASA Fellowship Activity, solicits proposals from accredited U.S. institutions for research training grants to begin in the 2019-2020 Academic Year. The NRA is designed to support independently conceived research or senior designed projects by highly qualified graduate students, in disciplines needed to help advance NASA’s missions, thus affording students the opportunity to directly contribute to advancements in STEM-related areas of study. NASA Fellowship opportunities are focused on innovation and the generation of measurable research results, which contribute to NASA’s current and future science and technology goals. NASA strongly encourages the submission of applications from Minority-Serving Institutions, historically underrepresented groups and underserved populations, such as women, minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ’s and veterans.

May 24, 2019
USDA -
Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program
USDA-NIFA-HEMS-006676
Full announcement

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.

May 24, 2019
NIH -
Resource-Related Research Projects for Development of Animal Models and Related Materials (R24)
PAR-16-369
Full announcement

FULL PROPOSAL:  This FOA encourages grant applications aimed at developing, characterizing or improving animal models of human diseases; improving access to data and information about or generated from the use of animal models of human disease; or improving diagnosis and control of diseases of laboratory animals. The animal models and related materials to be developed must address the research interests of two or more of the categorical NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Applications to develop models that relate strictly to a specific disease or category of research will not be considered acceptable. Projects that predominantly address the research interests of one NIH Institute or Center but are peripherally related to the research interests of other Institutes and Centers will not be considered appropriate for this FOA.

May 25, 2019
NIH NCI -
National Cancer Institute Youth Enjoy Science Research Education Program (R25)
PAR-17-059
Full announcement

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this National Cancer Institute (NCI)  R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.  To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on     Research Experiences, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach. The NCI’s mission is to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to cancer. This funding opportunity seeks to facilitate the education of students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research who will become knowledgeable about cancer, and available to focus on cancer later in their careers. With the aim of enhancing the pool of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research via early intervention strategies, the NCI Youth Enjoy Science (YES) Program will support efforts to create and maintain an institutional program to engage grades 6-12 and/or undergraduate students from underrepresented populations in cutting edge cancer research experiences. The proposed institutional programs may also provide research experiences for the grade 6-12 teachers and undergraduate faculty members who serve underrepresented student populations. The specific goals are to inspire interest in biomedical sciences, help envision research as a career path, and strengthen practical research and career skills. In alignment with these goals, institutions may develop unique programs that capitalize on their research strengths and are responsive to their target populations. Letter of intent due 30 days prior to due date (not required).

May 25, 2019
NIH -
NIH Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25)
PAR-19-164
Full announcement

The over-arching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences for high school or undergraduate students or science teachers during the summer academic break.  The proposed program needs to fit within the mission of the participating IC that the application is being submitted to and should not have a general STEM focus. Indirect costs limited to 8% MTDC. Salary/fringe benefits for the program mentors are not allowed.

May 25, 2019
USDA-NIFA -
Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program
USDA-NIFA-CGP-006735
Full announcement

Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support. No match or Cost Sharing is required.

May 27, 2019
Western SARE -
Research & Education Grants
Full announcement

These grants – also known as Chapter 1 for their designation in the enabling legislation – involve scientists, producers, and others using interdisciplinary approaches to address issues related to sustaining agriculture. The 2020 Call for Pre-Proposals was issued in March 2019, with pre-proposals due in May 2019. Following scrutiny by a technical review panel of scientists, agency personnel, producers, and others, presenters of the best pre-proposals will be asked to submit full proposals, due in November 2019. Full proposals will undergo technical review in January 2020, and the Western SARE Administrative Council will select proposals for funding in March 2020.

May 28, 2019
USDA - NIFA -
Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program
USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-006737
Full announcement

Within the states and territories, the Cooperative Extension System has repeatedly served as the trusted community organization that has helped to enable families, communities, and businesses to successfully prepare for, respond to and cope with disaster losses and critical incidents. Once a disaster has occurred, the local extension outreach includes: 1) Communicating practical science-based risk information, 2) Developing relevant educational experiences and programs, 3) Working with individuals and communities to open new communication channels, and 4) Mitigating losses and facilitating recovery. NIFA intends to fund Special Needs projects to implement applied scientific programs that serve public needs in preparation for, during and after local or regional emergency situations. 100 percent (%) match required.

May 28, 2019
USDA -
Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research
USDA-NIFA-SRGP-006738
Full announcement

The purpose of the Aquaculture Research program is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. and generate new science-based information and innovation to address industry constraints. Over the long term, results of projects supported by this program may help improve the profitability of the U.S. aquaculture industry, reduce the U.S. trade deficit, increase domestic food security, provide markets for U.S.-produced grain products, increase domestic aquaculture business investment opportunities, and provide more jobs for rural and coastal America. The Aquaculture Research program will fund projects that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry and focus on one or more of the following program priorities: (1) genetics of commercial aquaculture species; (2) critical disease issues impacting aquaculture species; (3) design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems; and (4) economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability.

May 28, 2019

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