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Funding Opportunities – Finding the Perfect Fit

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Title Summary Due Date
NSF -
Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP)
18-579
Full announcement
The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) supports genome-scale research that addresses challenging questions of biological, societal and economic importance. PGRP encourages the development of innovative tools, technologies and resources that empower a broad plant research community to answer scientific questions on a genome-wide scale. Emphasis is placed on the scale and depth of the question being addressed and the creativity of the approach. Data produced by plant genomics should be usable, accessible, integrated across scales and of high impact across biology. Training, broadening participation, and career development are essential to scientific progress and should be integrated in all PGRP-funded projects. September 30, 2020
NSF -
Biosensing
PD-20-7909
Full announcement
The Biosensing program is part of the Engineering Biology and Health cluster, which also includes 1) the Biophotonics program; 2) the Cellular and Biochemical Engineering program; 3) the Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering program; and 4) the Engineering of Biomedical Systems program. The Biosensing program supports fundamental engineering research on devices and methods for measurement and quantification of biological analytes. Examples of biosensors include, but are not limited to, electrochemical/electrical biosensors, optical biosensors, plasmonic biosensors, and paper-based and nanopore-based biosensors. In addition to advancing biosensor technology development, proposals that address critical needs in biomedical research, public health, food safety, agriculture, forensic, environmental protection, and homeland security are highly encouraged. September 30, 2020
FWS -
Recovery Implementation
F20AS00073
Full announcement
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) provides Federal financial assistance on a competitive basis to States, other Federal agencies, landowners, educators, non-profit organizations, researchers, and other partners to secure information about endangered, threatened or candidate species, to aid in the recovery of these species, to avert listing of species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, and to help conserve the ecosystems upon which these species depend. This Recovery Implementation funding opportunity is intended for projects that will contribute to the recovery of FWS-managed endangered and threatened species in the United States, and is limited to projects carrying out actions described in a species' approved recovery document, for example: securing scientific information about endangered or threatened species, implementing restoration actions that will lead to delisting of a species, help prevent extinction of a species, or aid in the recovery of a species. September 30, 2020
NEP -
NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant Program
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Full announcement
The National Estuary Program (NEP) Coastal Watersheds Grant (CWG) Program is a newly created, nationally competitive grants program designed to support projects that address urgent and challenging issues threatening the well-being of coastal and estuarine areas within determined estuaries of national significance.Grant amounts will range from $75,000 to $250,000. Non-federal matching funds are required - details are in the Request for Proposals November 6, 2020
NSF -
Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems
20-579
Full announcement
The DISES Program supports research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human ("socio") (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system. The program seeks proposals that emphasize the truly integrated nature of a socio-environmental system versus two discrete systems (a natural one and a human one) that are coupled. DISES projects must explore a connected and integrated socio-environmental system that includes explicit analysis of the processes and dynamics between the environmental and human components of the system. November 16, 2020
NSF -
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
19-592
Full announcement
The multi-agency Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems. Projects should be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies. They should focus on the determinants and interactions of transmission among humans, non-human animals, and/or plants. This includes, for example, the spread of pathogens; the influence of environmental factors such as climate; the population dynamics and genetics of reservoir species or hosts; the feedback between ecological transmission and evolutionary dynamics; and the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of pathogen transmission. Research may be on zoonotic, environmentally-borne, vector-borne, or enteric pathogens of either terrestrial or aquatic systems and organisms, including diseases of animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive environmental systems. November 18, 2020
NOAA -
Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition FY21
NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2021-2006561
Full announcement
Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the following priorities: Promotion, Development, and Marketing; Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) includes information on application and criteria for research proposals requesting a maximum of $300,000 in Federal funding for up to a two-year period. Matching funds are not required, nor will they be considered during the evaluation process. Awards are anticipated to start no earlier than September 1, 2021 November 20, 2020
Department of the Interior -
2018 National Fish Habitat Action Plan
F18AS00020
Full announcement

ACCEPTED ON ROLLING BASIS

 

The Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance Program provides technical and financial assistance to other federal agencies, states, local governments, Native American tribes, non governmental organizations, citizen groups, and landowners for the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources. This includes minimizing the establishment, spread, and impact of aquatic invasive species. Specifically, aquatic habitat conservation projects under this program must protect, restore, and enhance fish and aquatic habitats, as outlined in the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (Action Plan). Projects under this program enhance recreational fishing opportunities for American sportsman and women by improving aquatic habitat that increases fish and aquatic populations.

December 31, 2020
NSF -
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research: Workshop Opportunities (EPS-WO)
12-588
Full announcement

*Must currently participate in EPSCoR to submit workshop proposals. The EPSCoR Office welcomes unsolicited proposals from EPSCoR jurisdictions for workshops involving the EPSCoR community. These workshops will focus on innovative ways to address multi-jurisdictional efforts on themes of regional to national importance with relevance to EPSCoR's goals/objectives and NSF's mission.

December 31, 2020
USDA NIFA -
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program - Exploratory Research
USDA - NIFA - AFRI - 006351
Full announcement

PRE-PROPOSALS ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS

Exploratory Research applications must be relevant to one or more of the following: Plant health and production; animal health; food safety, nutrition, health; bioenergy, natural resources, and environment; agriculture economics and rural communities. Projects must be potentially transformative and not incremental in nature. These ideas will provide quantum leaps in our knowledge and capabilities in agriculture and food production. 

January 1, 2021

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