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Funding Opportunities – Finding the Perfect Fit

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Title Summary Due Date
BARD International Workshop grant
Full announcement

The purpose of the BARD workshop is to identify research needs in areas of new development, to define directions and opportunities regarding contemporary agricultural needs and provide information needed to address policy issues. The workshop is intended to promote increased contact between BARD scientists and other scientists throughout the world who work in academic and industrial communities in areas related to the binational agricultural interests of BARD.

January 15, 2020
Senior Research Fellowship Program
Full announcement

The objective of the senior Research Fellowship is to promote cooperative agricultural research between established scientists from the United States and hosts from Israel. Such fellowships should provide BARD and its scientists with input into advanced research areas and enhance scientific cooperation. $3,000 per month plus a onetime allocation of $2,000 for travel.

January 15, 2020
Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE)
Full announcement

The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training, and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic, and international boundaries. The RCN-UBE program seeks to improve undergraduate biology in different areas by leveraging the power of a collaborative network. The theme or focus of an RCN-UBE proposal can be on any topic likely to advance the goal of enhancing undergraduate biology education. Collectively, the program has contributed to developing and disseminating educational research resources and modules, to forging of new collaborations, and to sharing of best practices and ideas for scalability and sustainability of activities.

January 21, 2020
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
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
National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes
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
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
Science and Technology Studies
Full announcement

The Science and Technology Studies (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines. Potential investigators who have concerns about whether their proposal fits the goals of the program are encouraged to send a one-page prospectus of their proposal idea to the Cognizant Program Directors. The STS program supports several distinct types of proposals in order to accommodate the diverse research needs of the STS community. Types of proposals include Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research, Scholars Awards, Conference Support, and Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

February 3, 2020
Center for Produce Safety -
Annual Preliminary Research Proposals
Full announcement

- Maximum length of pre-proposal is three single-spaced pages. Includes all required information. Check guidelines for font requirements.
- Indirect Cost Recovery IDC for funded proposals: 8% of personnel costs (salaries + benefits).
- Question - Will only priorities listed in the research priorities document be considered?
Answer - Not necessarily, though there has been a great deal of effort to bring forth priorities that are considered important by the produce industry.
- Please check the CPS website for previously funded research (click here).
- Letters of support - while not required, they are encouraged. In particular, industry support that will help with the implementation of the project is considered a valuable resource to the project.
- Please check the CPS Grant Opportunity webpage for a list of industry collaborators. This list will be updated as collaborators are identified. Added: Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission priorities

February 4, 2020
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 
Full announcement

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. 

February 6, 2020
FY2020 Marine Debris Prevention
Full announcement

This solicitation is focused on efforts to prevent marine debris from entering the environment through targeted education and outreach efforts, as well as activities that aim to change behaviors related to common marine debris issues. It is not intended for large-scale debris removal projects or scientific research. Projects awarded through this grant competition will actively engage and educate a target audience (such as students, teachers, state or local government, industries, or the public) in hands-on programs designed to raise awareness, reduce barriers to marine debris prevention (e.g., lack of access to waste receptacles or alternatives to single-use items), and encourage and support changes in behaviors to ensure long-term prevention of marine debris. Successful proposals through this solicitation will be funded through cooperative agreements.

February 7, 2020