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Funding Opportunities – Finding the Perfect Fit

E.g., 2019-12-08
E.g., 2019-12-08
E.g., 2019-12-08
Title Summary Due Date
NSF -
Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SoS:DCI)
PD-19-125Y
Full announcement

The Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SoS:DCI) program is designed to increase the public value of scientific activity. The program pursues this goal by supporting basic research in three fundamental areas: How to increase the rate of socially beneficial discovery; How to improve science communication outcomes; and How to expand the societal benefits of scientific activity.
The SoS:DCI program, which builds upon the former Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program, funds research that builds theoretical and empirical understandings of these three areas. With this goal in mind, proposals should: Develop data, models, indicators, and associated analytical tools that constitute and enable transformative advances rather than incremental change. Identify ethical challenges and mitigate potential risks to people and institutions. Provide credible metrics and rigorous assessments of their proposed project’s impact. Include robust data management plans with the goal to increase the usability, validity, and reliability of scientific materials. Of particular interest are proposals that have the highest potential to strengthen America’s global leadership in science and increase national competitiveness across a broad range of domains. These include proposals that analyze strategies for strengthening and diversifying the scientific workforce, as well as ways to more effectively cultivate high-impact discovery across sectors. The program strongly encourages convergent research and collaboration.

February 10, 2020
NIH -
NINDS CREATE Bio Development Track: Preclinical Development for Biotechnology Products and Biologics (U01 - Clinical Trial Optional)
PAR-18-542
Full announcement

$1 Million
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the development of therapeutic Biotechnology Products and Biologics (e.g., peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides, gene therapies, cell therapies, and novel emerging therapies) for disorders identified under the NINDS mission. An identified clinical candidate with sufficient bioactivity, stability, manufacturability, bioavailability, in vivo efficacy and/or target engagement, and other favorable properties that are consistent with the desired clinical application, is required for entry to this CREATE Bio Development Track.

February 13, 2020
NIH NIEHS -
Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Small Research Grant Program (R03)
PA-17-445
Full announcement

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Small Research Grant (R03) applications to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research.  These applications should be for small, self-contained research projects, such as those that involve single investigators.  Of particular interest are projects that propose normative or conceptual analyses, including focused legal, economic, philosophical, anthropological, or historical analyses of new or emerging issues.  This mechanism can also be used for the collection of preliminary data and the secondary analysis of existing data.

February 16, 2020
NOAA -
Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
NOAA-OAR-SG-2021-2006204
Full announcement

This notice announces that applications may be submitted for the 2021 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 those assigned to the Legislative branch will be approximately 14. Application packages will each propose a total of $74,000 in funding. This includes base funding for each award at $59,000 with optional host office travel up to an additional $15,000. If additional office-related travel funds beyond $15,000 are required, those funds will be administered through an amendment to the grant. 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 applyThe following entities are eligible to submit to this opportunity: Any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 21, 2020, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program, and has an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources is eligible to submit an application to the Sea Grant program in the state in which they are earning their degree.

February 21, 2020
NSF -
Dear Colleague Letter: Hydrologic Sciences and Physical and Dynamic Meteorology Cooperation
N/A - NSF
Full announcement

To encourage interactions between the Hydrologic Science and Physical and Dynamic Meteorology research communities in advancing this critical research, a community workshop was held 3-5 September, 2014 in Golden, Colorado. The purpose of this workshop was to motivate and accelerate progress on hydrometeorological-hydroclimatic-ecohydrological process understanding across the terrestrial-atmospheric boundary, and especially the integration of common research interests of hydrology and meteorology. The results of the meeting are reported in a white paper that can be accessed via the link above. Within this context, innovative proposals that specifically address challenges existing at the atmospheric-terrestrial boundary, including challenges in process understanding, measurement and modeling can be sent to either program. Topical areas are suggested in the referenced white paper, however this document does not define all possible research areas across this boundary. Proposals in this area of research will be co-reviewed by both programs and will be supported from existing programmatic funds. Proposals are accepted at any time in both the PDM and HS programs. If you have a research topic that you think would be of interest, please contact the program officers in either group.

February 23, 2020
NSF -
Ethical and Responsible Research
19-609
Full announcement

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) funds research projects that identify (1) factors that are effective in the formation of ethical STEM researchers and (2) approaches to developing those factors in all STEM fields that NSF supports. ER2 solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes responsible conduct for research (RCR), and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Do certain labs have a ‘culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?’

February 24, 2020
NSPIRES -
Land Cover/ Land Use Change
NNH19ZDA001N-LCLUC
Full announcement

The NASA LCLUC program supports research at the intersection of physical and social science involving the use of remotely sensed data. The program encourages the development of early career scientists that excel in this area of research. There is a growing community within academia, including students, that is engaging in interdisciplinary research of societal relevance. This solicitation aims to help build the next generation of experts, which will contribute to the goals of the NASA LCLUC program. The eligible proposers (both PI and Co-Is) should have their Ph.D. degree awarded no earlier than 2014, so that at the time of submission of the full proposal (March 2020) a proposer would be no more than 6 years after the Ph.D. degree

March 3, 2020
NSF -
Long-Term Ecological Research
19-593
Full announcement

RENEWAL Projects only. Two components differentiate LTER research from projects supported by other NSF programs: 1) the research is located at specific sites chosen to represent major ecosystem types or natural biomes, and 2) it emphasizes the study of ecological phenomena over long periods of time based on data collected in five core areas. Long-term studies are critical to achieve an integrated understanding of how components of ecosystems interact as well as to test ecological theory. Ongoing research at LTER sites is expected to contribute to the development and testing of fundamental ecological theories and significantly advance understanding of the long-term dynamics of populations, communities and ecosystems.

March 5, 2020
USDA -
Higher Education Challenge
USDA-NIFA-CGP-006950
Full announcement

Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.

March 23, 2020
NOAA -
Environmental Literacy Grants: Supporting the education of K-12 students and the public for community resilience
NOAA-SEC-OED-2020-2006190
Full announcement

The goal of this funding opportunity is to build environmental literacy of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. Projects should build the collective environmental literacy necessary for communities to become more resilient to the extreme weather and other environmental hazards they face in the short- and long-term. For Priority 1, projects must be between 2 and 5 years in duration and the total federal amount requested from NOAA for each project must be no less than $250,000 and no more than $500,000 for all years of the project, including direct and indirect costs. For Priority 2, projects must be between 2 and 5 years in duration and the total federal amount requested from NOAA for each project must be no less than $100,000 and no more than $500,000 for all years of the project, including direct and indirect costs.

March 26, 2020

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