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Title Summary Due Date
NASA -
Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science (RRNES)
NNH20ZDA001N-RRNES
Full announcement
An opportunity to propose investigations making innovative use of NASA satellite data to address regional-to-global environmental, economic, and/or societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential proposals may address R&A-related topics more fundamental in underlying physical and/or biological sciences (including possible connections to socioeconomic activities) and/or ASP-related topics characterizing impacts of decisions or efforts to inform decision makers on regional-to-global levels in their responses to mitigate the impacts of the disease. Research activities proposed must be hypothesis-driven and make quantitative connections between changes in anthropogenic forcings and/or social and economic activity and the related Earth system environmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposals should address change(s) as part of longer-term regional or global budgets and/or interconnected processes in a way that adds to our understanding of them. Proposals that simply demonstrate correlations between changed human activities and direct response of quantities viewed from space are of low priority. The period of performance for these proposals must NOT exceed 12 months, and cost (full cost, including all salaries and indirect expenses) should not exceed $100K over the award lifetime except under extraordinary circumstances. March 29, 2021
NSF -
Dear Colleague Letter: Future of International Research Collaboration Post COVID-19
20-132
Full announcement
This letter invites Rapid Response Research (RAPID) and EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals for research to clarify lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for international collaboration and research to strengthen international collaboration in the future. Proposals must focus on research topics unique to international engagement. The RAPID type of proposal is appropriate in cases of "severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to, data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events." RAPID proposals may request funding of up to $200,000 and an award duration of up to one year. The EAGER type of proposal is appropriate in the case of "exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches." EAGERs provide up to $300,000 in support for up to two years. March 31, 2021
NOAA -
National Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP)
2021 BREP
Full announcement
The mission of the National Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP) is to support the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch of fish and protected species (including Endangered Species Act-listed fish, marine mammals, seabirds, and sea turtles) and to reduce impacts to invertebrates (including sponges, deep-sea corals, and shallow (tropical) corals.) In addition, BREP may support projects that quantify post-release mortality and identify ways to minimize mortality and injury of bycaught species (including post-release injury and mortality). Projects should produce outcomes that can directly influence management needs of federally managed living marine resources. April 1, 2021
NOAA -
Fiscal Year 2022 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2006631
Full announcement
This notice announces that applications may be submitted for the 2022 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program). The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) anticipates funding not less than 35 applicants, of which approximately 17 will be assigned to the Legislative branch. Application packages will each propose a total of $84,000 in funding. 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. The applicant should allow sufficient time to schedule an interview with the eligible Sea Grant program at the program’s request. Additional guidance and tips on how best to prepare an application are provided in the Sea Grant General Application Guide available at: https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Portals/1/Guidance/SeaGrantGeneralApplicationG... April 2, 2021
DOE -
Bioenergy Technologies
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Full announcement
Topic Areas include: Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to Enable Production of Conversion-Ready Feedstocks (up to $15M): (a) Measurement of variability of key MSW characteristics within and across unique MSW streams (b) Development of novel methods for rapid/real-time measurements. Algae Productivity Exceeding Expectations (APEX) (up to $20M): (a) Improvements in productivity with traditional carbon dioxide (CO2) supply (b) Improvements in productivity with Direct Air Capture (DAC) of CO2 from ambient air. The Feedstock Technologies Topic Area will focus on the characterization of MSW streams. Projects will work on understanding MSW variability and informing the steps necessary to produce conversion-ready feedstock. The Advanced Algal Systems Topic Area looks to improve seasonal productivity of algae via a diverse portfolio of strains and improvement approaches. Projects will develop tools to accelerate current and future strain and cultivation improvements. The application process will include two phases: a concept paper and a full application. Concept papers are due on February 1, 2021, and full applications are due on April 5, 2021. April 5, 2021
DOE -
FY21 Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Feedstock Technologies and Algae FOA
DE-FOA-0002423
Full announcement
DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002423 will support BETO’s highest priority research and development (R&D) areas in two BETO programs: Feedstock Technologies and Advanced Algal Systems. Both Topic Areas support BETO’s objectives to reduce the minimum selling price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources. Under this funding opportunity, BETO is interested in the following Topic Areas: Topic Area 1: Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste to Enable Production of Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Subtopic 1a: Measurement of Variability of Key MSW Characteristics within and across Unique MSW Streams Subtopic 1b: Development of Novel Methods for Rapid/Real-time Measurements Topic Area 2: Algae Productivity Exceeding Expectations (APEX) Subtopic 2a: Improvements in Productivity with Traditional Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Supply Subtopic 2b: Improvements in Productivity with Direct Air Capture (DAC) of CO2 from Ambient Air April 5, 2021
FFAR -
Liver Abcesses in Beef Cattle: Call for LOI
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Full announcement
* Must submit LOI to be invited to submit a full application. International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture (ICASA). While liver abscess syndrome has been described for many years, animal scientists and veterinarians do not fully understand how liver abscesses form and why prevalence rates vary under different scenarios. Part of this challenge is that the syndrome is difficult to reproduce under controlled conditions. Accurate research models would help improve our understanding of the causes of liver abscesses and enable the investigation of new treatment strategies. ICASA is soliciting research concepts on understanding the etiology and pathogenesis, and developing new models, for liver abscesses in beef cattle. Applicants should describe how their research enhances responsible antibiotic use, reduces the potential for resistance and/or provides actionable information that can be used by stakeholders. April 7, 2021
USDA NIFA -
Farm Business Management and Benchmarking
USDA-NIFA-FBMB-007854
Full announcement
The Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program provides funds for improving the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers by maintaining and expanding a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management. At a minimum, applicants should provide evidence that they: 1. Will expand or establish a farm management program that works directly with agricultural producers to contribute data to the national farm management and benchmarking database; 2. Address the farm management needs of a variety of crops and regions of the United States; 3. Establish and maintain collective partnerships with more than five (5) farm management education programs or associations that are representative of agricultural diversity in multiple regions of the United States April 8, 2021
USDA NIFA -
Farm Business Management and Benchmarking
USDA-NIFA-FBMB-007854
Full announcement
The Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program provides funds for improving the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers by maintaining and expanding a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management. April 8, 2021
NFWF -
Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2021
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Full announcement
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will award grants to improve the health of coral reef systems. Grants will be awarded to reduce land-based sources of pollution, advance coral reef fisheries management, increase capacity for reef-scale restoration and to support management in their efforts to increase the natural recovery and resiliency of coral reef systems. The Coral Reef Conservation Fund is a partnership with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and receives additional funding support from the USDA National Resource Conservation Service. The Coral Reef Conservation Fund expects to have up to $1,500,000 available for funding for this grants cycle. Average grant awards will range from $60,000 to $250,000, however there is no maximum or minimum requirement. Projects should be 12-24 months in duration. April 12, 2021

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