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Funding Opportunities – Finding the Perfect Fit

E.g., 2019-12-11
E.g., 2019-12-11
E.g., 2019-12-11
Title Summary Due Date
National Geographic -
Artificial Intelligence for Species Discovery
Full announcement

The National Geographic Society and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support the exploration of how AI can help us discover, identify, and classify new species. The Artificial Intelligence for Species Discovery RFP will provide support to projects that accelerate discovery, monitoring, and modeling, and ultimately improve the management of Earth’s biodiversity for a more sustainable future. The grants will support the creation and deployment of open source trained models, algorithms, and datasets to support species discovery. To strengthen your application, consider aligning with a research group to address a biodiversity question. For example, pair an expert capable of creating and deploying an open source trained model or algorithm with a research specialist using this model or algorithm to address a pressing biodiversity question. We encourage proposals for work in any biome. Proposed work should create generalizable, scalable tools that use AI to support species discovery. Priority will be given to projects that do one or more of the following: Use AI to address challenges in filling biodiversity data gaps. Generate data and develop open-source technologies that contribute to scientific inquiry and advance our knowledge of the planet’s biodiversity. Use AI and machine learning to capitalize on the information potential of massive and complex datasets.

January 1, 2020
National Geographic -
Citizen Science for Species Discovery
Full announcement

Proposals should activate a network of citizen scientists to help support the discovery of species, bridge biodiversity gaps, and accelerate biodiversity data collection, identification, and classification. We encourage proposals for work in any biome. Successful applications must provide clear justification as to why the specific area needs to be explored. Preference will be given to proposals from applicants who reside in the country of fieldwork, and all proposals must include a team member from the country where the fieldwork takes place. Priority will be given to citizen science projects that do one or more of the following: Support citizen scientists to conduct inventories, surveys, and/or research in areas that demonstrate a likelihood for new species discoveries due to species endemism and richness, especially where these have been highly damaged or threatened by human activities. Support the rediscovery of species where there is evidence a species thought to be extinct may still exist. Support the surveying of and primary data collection on species occurrences and abundances for species and regions with limited existing data. Encourage students and other citizen scientists who engage with these projects to build the attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary to become stewards of the planet and contribute to solving real-world issues.

January 1, 2020
NSF -
Sustained Availability of Biological Infrastructure
19-569
Full announcement

The Sustained Availability of Biological Infrastructure program (SABI) supports the continued operation of extant infrastructure that will advance basic biological research.  Infrastructure supported under this program may include cyberinfrastructure, instrumentation, experimental or observational facilities, biological living stocks which have ongoing costs of operation and maintenance that exceed the reasonable capacity of the host institution.  Proposals must make a compelling case that sustained availability of the proposed infrastructure will advance or transform research in biological sciences as supported by the National Science Foundation. Proposals accepted anytime.

January 1, 2020
NOAA -
FY20-21 CRCP International Coral Reef Conservation Grants and Cooperative Agreements
NOAA-NOS-OCM-2020-2006143
Full announcement

The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) provides matching grants and cooperative agreements for international coral reef conservation projects. CRCP solicits proposals that will support the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan-2018) which uses a resilience-based management approach, focused on conservation that supports the ability of corals to withstand and recover from stress. All international tropical coral reef locations are eligible under this Federal Funding Opportunity with emphasis on the Wider Caribbean, South East Asia and South Pacific, and Micronesia.
Funding for the Fiscal Year 2020 competition is subject to the availability of Congressional appropriations and is expected to be approximately $800,000 to $950,000. NOAA expects each applicant will request between $75,000 and $300,000 annually for an award with a project period up to two years.

January 7, 2020
NOAA -
National Competitive Harmful Algal Bloom Programs
NOAA-NOS-NCCOS-2020-2006219
Full announcement

NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Competitive Research Program (CRP) is soliciting proposals for the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (PCMHAB) and HAB Socioeconomics Research Programs. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2020 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have a September 1, 2020 start date. Approximately 4-6 small projects up to 3 years in duration are expected to be funded under PCMHAB and HAB Socioeconomics at a level of approximately $200,000 to $400,000 per year per proposal. In addition, 1-2 large projects up to 4 years in duration are expected to be funded under PCMHAB at up to approximately $500,000 to $600,000 per year per proposal. NOAA will not accept any proposals submitted with total budgets (across all years) that are greater than $1,200,000 for small projects and $2,400,000 for large projects.

January 8, 2020
NASA -
Earth Science Research from Operational Geostationary Satellite Systems
NNH19ZDA001N-ESROGSS
Full announcement

Research is solicited in four major areas for the Earth Science Research Program: research and analysis (R&A), satellite missions, applied sciences, and enabling capabilities, with R&A containing the bulk of the solicited research. R&A emphasizes the development of new scientific knowledge, including the analysis of data from NASA satellite missions and the development and application of complex models that assimilate these science data products and/or use them for improving predictive capabilities. Within the Earth Science Research Program, the research and analysis activities include those historically coming under R&A, mission science team, interdisciplinary science, and calibration/validation activities.

January 10, 2020
Washington Tree Fruit Research -
Technology Research Review
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Full announcement

See website. There is no priority list for technology research. Budgets: List the total amount requested for each year. The form will automatically total the grant request. A more detailed budget will be required should the pre-proposal be approved for full proposal submission. Note that WTFRC does not pay overhead charges, tuition for graduate students, publication costs, and does not fund travel to professional society meetings, including research reviews.

January 14, 2020
NSF -
Security and Preparedness
PD-19-118Y
Full announcement

The Security and Preparedness (SAP) Program supports basic scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of issues broadly related to global and national security. Research proposals are evaluated on the criteria of intellectual merit and broader impacts; the proposed projects are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include (but are not limited to) international relations, global and national security, human security, political violence, state stability, conflict processes, regime transition, international and comparative political economy, and peace science. Moreover, the Program supports research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations. The Program does not fund applied research.

January 15, 2020
NSF -
Law & Science
19-612
Full announcement

The Law & Science Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, as well as studies of how science and technology are applied in legal contexts.The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or legal processes; or the interactions of law and basic sciences, including biology, computer and information sciences, STEM education, engineering, geosciences, and math and physical sciences.Scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, interacting with multiple arenas, and with the participation of multiple actors.

January 15, 2020
BARD -
Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Full announcement

The Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship program is designed to identify and support young scientists who will eventually become leaders in agricultural sciences and technologies in universities and research institutes in the United States and Israel. The primary objective of the fellowship is to enable these young scientists to acquire new skills and techniques while becoming professionally established in the agricultural research community. The program promotes cooperative agricultural research between postdoctoral fellows from one country (the United States or Israel) and established scientists from the other. Recipients will travel to the host country to carry out their research. BARD gives prefereOnce to applicants with innovative research topics that are relevant to agricultural issues.

January 15, 2020

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