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Funding Opportunities – Finding the Perfect Fit

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Title Summary Due Date
National Sea Grant College Program 2018-19 Special Projects
Full announcement

Funding TBA
Proposals for special projects consistent with the focus areas outlined in the National Sea Grant College Program’s (Sea Grant) strategic plan, and to provide the general public with information and guidelines on how Sea Grant will select proposals and administer Federal assistance. This competition seeks to support research, outreach, or education projects that will further one or more of the following Sea Grant goals: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; Resilient Communities and Economies; Healthy Coastal Ecosystems; Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development.

November 30, 2019
AJCC Research Foundation -
American Jersey Cattle Association Research Grants
Full announcement

The AJCC Research Foundation provides support for projects addressing significant issues relative to the Jersey breed of cattle and Jersey owners. Funding is in the form of seed money and has averaged $7,000 per project since 2008. Research proposals are now being solicited for 2020. The Foundation’s priorities can be found at the sponsor’s website.

December 1, 2019
Learning Innovation Grant
Full announcement

The Learning Innovation Grants funding model evolved from the previous Technology Resource Fund (TRF). The purpose of the grants is to propagate successful practices, raise the visibility of great teaching and improve pedagogy through identified learning strategies. Grants will be awarded to actionable projects implemented on the OSU Corvallis campus that deploy technology in ways that align to specific learning outcomes and directly enhance learners’ experiences. Proposers must provide a rationale for how the project improves student learning. Two grant categories: Individual and Scaled grants.

December 1, 2019
Critical-Zone Collaborative Network
NSF 19-586
Full announcement

1) Thematic Clusters of fixed or temporary locations will conduct basic research on significant, overarching scientific questions concerning the structure, function, and processes of the Critical Zone. 2) A Coordinating Hub that will oversee the compatibility and archiving of the data resulting from the Thematic Clusters, coordinate outreach and community-building activities, support the use of network facilities by outside researchers, and plan for infrastructure needs of the network. This solicitation invites proposals for either of the two components: 1) Thematic Cluster or 2) Coordinating Hub. The Thematic Clusters will carry out interdisciplinary research on scientific questions and manage part of the network infrastructure; the Coordinating Hub will serve as the national center for the network. The infrastructure of the network will be accessible to other research teams pursuing research in the Critical Zone.

December 2, 2019
NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants
Full announcement

Through this solicitation, NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) will support Planning Grants to build capacity for the development of collaborative infrastructure to: (a) facilitate innovative partnerships, networks, and theories of action for broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at scale and (b) lead to the establishment of future centers, alliances, or other large-scale networks to address a broadening participation challenge. While this solicitation is open to all, NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilots are especially encouraged to apply, as a Planning Grant could serve as an intermediate conduit for bringing their exploratory pilotwork to scale.

December 3, 2019
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources
Full announcement

Through the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) initiative, the agency continues to make a substantial commitment to the highest caliber undergraduate STEM education through a Foundation-wide framework of investments. The IUSE: EHR is a core NSF STEM education program that seeks to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM education for undergraduate students. The program is open to application from all institutions of higher education and associated organizations.

December 4, 2019
Marine Debris Program
Full announcement

Projects awarded through this grant competition will create long-term, quantifiable ecological benefits and habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources through on-the-ground marine debris removal activities, with highest priority for those targeting derelict fishing gear and other medium- and large-scale debris. Successful proposals through this solicitation will be funded through cooperative agreements. Funding of up to $2,500,000 is expected to be available for Marine Debris Removal grants in Fiscal Year 2020. The typical funding level for the federal share of project awards ranges from $50,000 to $150,000.

December 4, 2019
ATSDR's Partnership to Promote Local Efforts To Reduce Environmental Exposure
Full announcement

ATSDR seeks to build and sustain the capacity to evaluate exposures to hazardous waste across the country. Releases from hazardous waste sites are a major source of harmful exposures in homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. These exposures are often complex and may be difficult to identify and control. Hazardous waste sites may involve various toxic substances, exposure pathways, and health impacts. ATSDR’s primary goal is to keep communities safe from harmful exposures and related diseases. To accomplish this goal, the agency works closely with partnering agencies to evaluate exposures at hazardous waste sites, educate communities, and seek new ways to better protect public health.

December 15, 2019
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program
Full announcement

The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Research-only, extension-only, and integrated research, education and/or extension projects are solicited in this Request for Applications (RFA). See Foundational and Applied Science RFA for specific details.

December 18, 2019
Restoration Grants
Full announcement

Restoration Priorities include projects that address or involve:
 • altered watershed functions affecting water quality, water flow, and the production capacity for fish.
 • removal or remediation of structures such as roads, culverts, and channels to improve water quality and/or fish habitat.
 • land management practices to address the causes of chronic disturbances to the watershed.
 •  direct evidence of collaboration between stakeholders and agencies over single-party projects.
 •  upslope and upstream treatments.

December 31, 2019