Selected Solicitations Lists, Week of Jan 11

January 11, 2021

Check out here the most recent select funding opportunities, grouped by college

CASL

Funding Entity Program Title & Links Description Deadline
NSF Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics  (MMS)

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.  As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the production and use of official statistics.
The MMS Program provides support through a number of different funding mechanisms.  The following mechanisms are addressed in this solicitation:
Regular Research Awards
Awards for conferences and community-development activities
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grants
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements
MMS also supports Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards.  Please see the CAREER Program Web Site for more information about this activity.

January 28, 2021

 August 26, 2021

NSF Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is to support the development of transformative high-risk, high-reward advances in computer and information science, engineering, mathematics, statistics,behavioral and/or cognitive researchto address pressing questions in the biomedical and public health communities. Transformations hinge on scientific and engineering innovations by interdisciplinary teams that develop novel methods to intuitively and intelligently collect, sense, connect, analyze and interpret data from individuals, devices and systems to enable discovery and optimize health. Solutions to these complex biomedical or public health problems demand the formation of interdisciplinary teams that are ready to address these issues, while advancingfundamental science and engineering. February 16, 2021
NIH NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Small Research Grant Program supports discrete, well-defined projects that realistically can be completed in two years and that require limited levels of funding. This program supports different types of projects including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Pilot or feasibility studies;
  • Secondary analysis of existing data;
  • Small, self-contained research projects;
  • Development of research methodology; and
  • Development of new research technology.

Applications are assigned to participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on receipt and referral guidelines and applications may be assigned to multiple participating ICs with related research interests. Applicants are encouraged to identify a participating IC that supports their area of research via the R03 IC-Specific Scientific Interests and Contact website and contact Scientific/Research staff from relevant ICs to inquire about their interest in supporting the proposed research project.

February 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

October 16, 2021

CDC Research Grants to Develop or Identify Effective Strategies to Prevent Overdose Involving Illicit Stimulants and Polysubstance Use Involving Stimulants The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will support the identification of effective strategies for state, community, and systems-level implementation to prevent fatal and nonfatal overdoses involving illicit stimulants as well as polysubstance use and overdose involving illicit stimulants. Of particular interest is research that focuses on groups experiencing disadvantage, defined for the purpose of this NOFO as racially/ethnically diverse or experiencing poverty. We intend to fund at least two applications that focus on such populations. Meritorious research assessing risk and protective factors for stimulant use, use disorder, and overdose that can contribute to the development or adaptation of intervention strategies will also be considered; however, we intend to fund at least three applications evaluating intervention effectiveness. February 18, 2021 (estimated)
NSF Smart and Connected Communities Communities in the United States (US) and around the world are entering a new era of transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through rapidly-changing intelligent technologies. This transformation offers great promise for improved wellbeing and prosperity but poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of technology and society. The goal of the NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation is to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health and wellness, accessibility and inclusivity, and overall quality of life. February 24, 2021
NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The three objectives of this FOA are: (1) provide support for meritorious research at undergraduate-focused institutions or institutional components; (2) strengthen the research environment at these institutions/components; and (3) give undergraduate students an opportunity to gain significant biomedical research experience through active involvement in the research.  For the purpose of this announcement, an undergraduate-focused institution/component is one in which the undergraduate enrollment is greater than the graduate enrollment.
The AREA program will enable qualified scientists to receive support for small-scale research projects.  It is anticipated that investigators supported under the AREA program will benefit from the opportunity to conduct independent research; that the grantee institution will benefit from a research environment strengthened through AREA grants; and that students at recipient institutions will benefit from exposure to and participation in scientific research in the biomedical sciences so that they consider careers in biomedical research. This AREA FOA emphasizes the engagement and inclusion of undergraduates in research.

February 25, 2021

June 25, 2021

October 25, 2021

NSF Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT) The National Science Foundation wants to identify new concepts and ideas on Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT). A key aspect of the SWIFT program, now in its second year, is its focus on effective spectrum utilization and/or coexistence techniques, especially with passive uses, which have received less attention from researchers.Breakthrough innovations are sought on both the wireless communication hardware and the algorithmic/protocol fronts through synergistic teamwork. The goal of these research projects may be the creation of new technology or significant enhancements to existing wireless infrastructure, with an aim to benefit society by improving spectrum utilization, beyond mere spectrum efficiency. The SWIFT program seeks to fund collaborative team research that transcends the traditional boundaries of individual disciplines. March 05, 2021
NIH Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics and Data Science (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The overarching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

March 8, 2021

Letter of Intent due February 8, 2021 

NIH Next Generation Sequencing in Post Mortem Tissue from Patients with Parkinsons Disease (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) This FOA seeks applications to perform single nucleus RNA sequencing (snRNA seq) and whole genome sequencing (WGS) in post-mortem brain tissue from 100 patients with PD and normal controls for the Accelerating Medicine Partnership in Parkinson's Disease (AMP PD). Applicants will be expected to have access to high quality brain tissue and perform sequencing in four separate brain regions, including some regions known to be affected by Parkinson's Disease (PD) and at least one region known to be relatively spared. It is intended that all sequencing data and any available pre-mortem clinical data will be broadly shared with the research community through the AMP PD Knowledge Portal. March 15, 2021 
NSF Enabling Discovery through GEnomics Through the Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE) program, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes for Health (NIH) support research to advance understanding of comparative and functional genomics. The EDGE program supports the development of innovative tools, technologies, resources, and infrastructure that advance biological research focused on the identification of the causal mechanisms connecting genes and phenotypes. The EDGE program also supports functional genomic research that addresses the mechanistic basis of complex traits in diverse organisms within the context (environmental, developmental, social, and/or genomic) in which they function. These goals are essential to uncovering the rules that underlie genomes-to-phenomes relationships and predict phenotype, an area relevant to Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype, one of the 10 Big Ideas for NSF investment. The goals also support the NHGRI priority to establish the roles and relationships of all genes and regulatory elements in pathways, networks, and phenotypes. March 16, 2021
DoE Systems Biology of Bioenergy-relevant Microbes to Enable Production of Next-generation Biofuels and
Bioproducts

 
The DOE SC program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research within the Biological Systems Science Division’s (BSSD) Genomic Science Program (GSP) (http://genomicscience.energy.gov) mission-space. This FOA solicits applications for: a) research to advance the development of promising new model organisms, microbial functional capabilities, and biosynthetic pathways relevant to biofuels and bioproducts production; and b) research into the metabolic pathways that can achieve synthetic polymer deconstruction and conversion to recycled monomers. April 6, 2021
NSF SF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program

The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income, talented domestic students to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. Ultimately, the S-STEM program wants to increase the number of low-income students who graduate and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge. Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships and to adapt, implement, and study effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM.
The program seeks to 1) increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in S-STEM eligibledisciplinesand entering the US workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) improve support mechanisms for future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need; and 3) advance our understanding of howinterventions or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affectthe success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation of low-income students in STEM.

April 07, 2021
NSF

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2021 (EFRI-2021)
 

The Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program of the NSF Directorate for Engineering
(ENG) serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner. This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in one of the following two research areas:
- Distributed Chemical Manufacturing (DCheM)
- Engineering the Elimination of End-of-Life Plastics (E3P)

April 19, 2021

Letter of intent due December 9, 2020

DoD Biological Technologies The mission of BTO is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences. BTO's research investment portfolio includes combating pandemic disease, innovative physiological interventions, human performance and warfighter readiness, microbes as production platforms, and deep exploration of changing ecologies and environments on U.S. capabilities and resilience. April 22, 2021
DoE Research to Enable Fuels From Sunlight This FOA solicits new applications for multi-investigator cross-disciplinary early-stage fundamental research to address emerging new directions as well as long-standing challenges in liquid solar fuels generation via artificial photosynthesis approaches. May 27, 2021
DoD Defense Sciences Office Office-wide The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and create the next generation of scientific discovery by pursuing high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and transforming these initiatives into disruptive technologies for U.S. national security. June 11, 2021
NIH Tuberculosis Research Advancement Centers (P30 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit meritorious applications for the Tuberculosis Research Advancement Centers (TRACs) program. The main goal of these centers is to provide administrative and shared research support to foster and elevate multidisciplinary tuberculosis (TB) research and provide exceptional mentorship to New Investigators. TRACs will provide core facilities, services and mentoring opportunities to achieve the goals of the program. June 15, 2021
NIH New Approaches to Identify Neurogenesis and Study its Dynamics in Brain Aging and AD/ADRD (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support research on novel approaches and/or innovative expansion of existing approaches to identify the presence of neurogenesis and study its dynamics in brain aging and AD/ADRD.
Novel approaches to examine cell types and peripheral factors in the neural stem cell niche, to analyze different stages of neurogenesis in aging and AD/ADRD, to clarify the mechanisms regulating neurogenesis, and to investigate the function of newborn neurons in the aging brain and AD/ADRD would be particularly important to advance knowledge in this area. Development of new tools, and expansion of existing tools, to address outstanding questions in neurogenesis in the aging brain would provide insight into age-related decline in brain/behavioral function, structural neuroplasticity, and vulnerability to neurodegenerative diseases such as AD/ADRD, as well as resilience to decline, resistance to disease, and building reserve.  
The investigative team should have expertise in neurogenesis research, and multidisciplinary investigator teams are encouraged. 

June 17, 2021
NEH Summer Stipends The purpose of this program is to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. September 22, 2021
NSF Algebra and Number Theory The Algebra and Number Theory program supports research in algebra, algebraic and arithmetic geometry, number theory, and representation theory. October 8, 2021
DoD Future Scholars for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce Development Programs This FOA supports STEM Workforce Development programs or projects that align with the Federal STEM Strategy and the DoD STEM Mission. This announcement encourages programs or projects that improve the capacity of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM educational experiences for students and teachers, and prepare the 21st century STEM workforce. Open until 6/17/2025
NSF Sustaining Infrastructure for Biological Research The Sustaining Infrastructure for Biological Research (Sustaining) Program supports the continued operation of existing research infrastructure that advances contemporary biology in any research area supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)at NSF. The Sustaining Program focuses primarily on sustaining critical research infrastructure that is cyberinfrastructure or biological living stocks and that is broadly applicable to a wide range of researchers. Projects are expected to ensure continued availability of existing, mature resources that will enable important science outcomes achieved by users representing a broad range of research supported by BIO and its collaborating organizations. Proposals accepted anytime
NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects

The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) supports quantitative, mechanistic, predictive, and theory-driven fundamental research designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. While recognizing the need for thorough and accurate descriptions of biological complexes and pathways, the priority of the Division is to support work that advances the field by capturing the predictive power of mechanistic, quantitative, and evolutionary approaches.
Proposals are solicited to support research relevant to the four MCB core clusters:
- Cellular Dynamics and Function
- Genetic Mechanisms
- Molecular Biophysics
- Systems and Synthetic Biology

Proposals accepted anytime
NSF Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics (GLD) The GLD Program supports innovative fundamental research into processes that shape and modify earth's landscapes over a variety of length and time scales, with a focus on the Holocene. The program encourages research that quantitatively investigates the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in biologic, climatic, and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impacts. Such research may involve fieldwork, modeling, experimentation, theoretical development, or combinations thereof. GLD is particularly interested in increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in research and education such as women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities [1] [2], and those from geographically underrepresented areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Proposals accepted anytime

 

CECS

Funding Entity Program Title & Links Description Deadline
NSF Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is to support the development of transformative high-risk, high-reward advances in computer and information science, engineering, mathematics, statistics,behavioral and/or cognitive researchto address pressing questions in the biomedical and public health communities. Transformations hinge on scientific and engineering innovations by interdisciplinary teams that develop novel methods to intuitively and intelligently collect, sense, connect, analyze and interpret data from individuals, devices and systems to enable discovery and optimize health. Solutions to these complex biomedical or public health problems demand the formation of interdisciplinary teams that are ready to address these issues, while advancingfundamental science and engineering. February 16, 2021
DoD (FY20) Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) The aim of DEPSCoR is to improve the research capabilities at institutions of higher education (IHE) in eligible States/Territories to perform competitive basic research in science and engineering that is relevant to the DoD mission and reflect national security priorities. February 15, 2021
NSF Smart and Connected Communities Communities in the United States (US) and around the world are entering a new era of transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through rapidly-changing intelligent technologies. This transformation offers great promise for improved wellbeing and prosperity but poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of technology and society. The goal of the NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation is to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health and wellness, accessibility and inclusivity, and overall quality of life. February 24, 2021
NSF Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT) The National Science Foundation wants to identify new concepts and ideas on Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT). A key aspect of the SWIFT program, now in its second year, is its focus on effective spectrum utilization and/or coexistence techniques, especially with passive uses, which have received less attention from researchers.Breakthrough innovations are sought on both the wireless communication hardware and the algorithmic/protocol fronts through synergistic teamwork. The goal of these research projects may be the creation of new technology or significant enhancements to existing wireless infrastructure, with an aim to benefit society by improving spectrum utilization, beyond mere spectrum efficiency. The SWIFT program seeks to fund collaborative team research that transcends the traditional boundaries of individual disciplines. March 05, 2021
NIH Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics and Data Science (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The overarching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

March 8, 2021

Letter of Intent due February 8, 2021 

NSF Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research
National Science Foundation

The overarching vision of this program is to support multi-disciplinary research to sustain economic competitiveness, to promote worker well-being, lifelong and pervasive learning, and quality of life, and to illuminate the emerging social and economic context and drivers of innovations that are shaping the future of jobs and work.
The specific objectives of the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier program are to (1) facilitate multi-disciplinary or convergent research that employs the joint perspectives, methods, and knowledge of behavioral science, computer science, design, economics, engineering, learning sciences, research on adult learning and workforce training, and the social sciences; (2) support deeper understanding of the societal infrastructure that accompanies and leads to new work technologies and new approaches to work and jobs, and that prepares people for the future world of work; (3) encourage the development of a research community dedicated to designing intelligent technologies and work organization and modes inspired by their positive impact on individual workers, the work at hand, the way people learn and adapt to technological change, creative and inclusive workplaces (including remote locations, homes, classrooms, or virtual spaces), and benefits for social, economic, educational, and environmental systems at different scales; (4) promote deeper basic understanding of the interdependent human-technology partnership to advance societal needs by advancing design of intelligent work technologies that operate in harmony with human workers, including consideration of how adults learn the new skills needed to interact with these technologies in the workplace, and by enabling broad and diverse workforce participation, including improving accessibility for those challenged by physical or cognitive impairment; and (5) understand, anticipate, and explore ways of mitigating potential risks including inequity arising from future work at the human-technology frontier.
Proposals to this program should describe multi-disciplinary or convergent research that addresses technological, human, and societal dimensions of future work. Technological innovations should be integrated with advances in behavioral science, computer science, economic science, engineering, learning sciences, research on adult learning and workforce training, and the social sciences. Proposals that address the impact of large-scale disruptions such as the Covid-19 pandemic on the future of jobs and work are also of interest.

March 23, 2021
NSF SF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program

The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income, talented domestic students to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. Ultimately, the S-STEM program wants to increase the number of low-income students who graduate and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge. Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships and to adapt, implement, and study effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM.
The program seeks to 1) increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in S-STEM eligibledisciplinesand entering the US workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) improve support mechanisms for future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need; and 3) advance our understanding of howinterventions or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affectthe success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation of low-income students in STEM.

April 07, 2021
DoE Vehicle Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 Research Funding Opportunity Announcement

Topic 1a: Next-generation Liquid Electrolytes for Li-ion Cells under Extreme Conditions
Topic 1b: Liquid Electrolytes for Li-S Cells Introduction
Topic 2: Development of State-of-the-art Lithium Sulfur and Lithium Air Battery Cells
Topic 3: High Power Density Inverters
Topic 4: Integrated Simulation of Combustion and Aftertreatment - Optimizing for Near-Zero Emissions (ISCA-ONE)
Topic 5: Demonstration of Lightweight Multi-Material Glider System
Topic 6: Low-cost Infrastructure-based Enablers for Cooperative Driving Automation
Topic 7: Implementation of Energy Efficient Mobility Systems Technologies into Real-World System Applications
Topic 8: Transportation and Energy Analysis

April 7, 2021

Concept Papers due February 2, 2021

NSF

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2021 (EFRI-2021)
 

The Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program of the NSF Directorate for Engineering
(ENG) serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner. This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in one of the following two research areas:
- Distributed Chemical Manufacturing (DCheM)
- Engineering the Elimination of End-of-Life Plastics (E3P)

April 19, 2021

Letter of intent due December 9, 2020

DoE Research to Enable Fuels From Sunlight This FOA solicits new applications for multi-investigator cross-disciplinary early-stage fundamental research to address emerging new directions as well as long-standing challenges in liquid solar fuels generation via artificial photosynthesis approaches. May 27, 2021
NIH Development of Wearable Smart Devices for Continuous Monitoring of Circulating Nutrients, Metabolites and Hormones (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Required) The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to develop tools and devices that can continuously monitor a broader range of nutrients, metabolites and/or metabolic signals for advancing precision nutrition, microbiome, and circadian metabolism research. June 8, 2021
DoD Transforming the Battlespace The Tactical Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is soliciting executive summaries, proposal abstracts and proposals for applied research, advanced technology development, and platform demonstrations that aim to enable disruptive capabilities for future warfare. June 11, 2021
DoD Defense Sciences Office Office-wide The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and create the next generation of scientific discovery by pursuing high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and transforming these initiatives into disruptive technologies for U.S. national security. June 11, 2021
NSF Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences NSF seeks to establish a Center fueled by open and freely available biological and other environmental data to catalyze novel scientific questions in environmental biology through the use of data-intensive approaches, team science and research networks, and training in the accession, management, analysis, visualization, and synthesis of large data sets. The Center will provide vision for speeding discovery through the increased use of large, publicly accessible datasets to address biological research questions through collaborations with scientists in other related disciplines. The Center will be an exemplar in open science and team science, fostering development of generalizable cyberinfrastructure solutions and community-driven standards for software, data, and metadata that support open and team science, and role-modeling best practices. 
The Center will help develop the teams, concepts, resources, and expertise to enable inclusive, effective, and coordinated efforts to answer the broad scientific questions for which these open data were designed, as well as key questions that emerge at interfaces between biology, informatics, and a breadth of environmental sciences. It will engage scientists diverse in their demography, disciplinary expertise, and geography, and in the institutions that they represent in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and synthetic studies. It is expected that this new Center will build on decades of experience from NSF's prior investments in other synthesis centers, while providing visionary leadership and advancement for data-intensive team science in a highly connected and increasingly virtual world. 

September 15, 2021

Letter of Intent due April 01, 2021

Preproposal due April 29, 2021

Agency for Global Media Exploratory Research for Internet Freedom Techniques, Tools and Technologies The purpose of this synopsis is to announce the U.S. Agency for Global Media’s intent to issue a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Exploratory Research for Internet Freedom Techniques, Technologies and tools.
Task Area 1: Circumvention Client Software 
Task Area 2: Clientless Web Proxies
Task Area 3: Data privacy and security tools 
Task Area 4: Training- Development and delivery of training courses in digital security and circumvention tools for journalists and stringers in various countries worldwide
Task Area 5: Censorship Circumvention Technical Expertise and Support 
Task Area 6: Promotion of Internet Freedom Tools and Techniques
September 30, 2021
DoD CCDC-ARL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY FOA The topics in section I.A are intended to help execute manufacturing technology (ManTech) programs to address the highest priority needs of thr US Army. The goal of these programs is to demonstrate and ultimately transition improved and cost-effective manufacturing solutions for Army platforms and Warfighter systems. September 30, 2023
NSF Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability that will expand the horizons of these critical systems. CPS technologies are transforming the way people interact with engineered systems, just as the Internet has transformed the way people interact with information. New, smart CPS drive innovation and competition in a range of application domains including agriculture, aeronautics, building design, civil infrastructure, energy, environmental quality, healthcare and personalized medicine, manufacturing, and transportation. CPS are becoming data-rich enabling new and higher degrees of automation and autonomy. Traditional ideas in CPS research are being challenged by new concepts emerging from artificial intelligence and machine learning. The integration of artificial intelligence with CPS especially for real-time operation creates new research opportunities with major societal implications.
While tremendous progress has been made in advancing CPS technologies, the demand for innovation across application domains is driving the need to accelerate fundamental research to keep pace. At the same time, the CPS program seeks to open new vistas for the research community to think beyond the usual cyber-physical paradigms and structures and propose creative ideas to address the myriad challenges of today's systems as well as those of the future that have not yet been designed or fielded.
The CPS program aims to develop the core research needed to engineer these complex CPS, some of which may also require dependable, high-confidence, or provable behaviors. Core research areas of the program includecontrol, data analytics, and machinelearning including real-time learning for control, autonomy, design, Internet of Things (IoT), mixed initiatives including human-in- or human-on-the-loop, networking, privacy, real-time systems, safety, security, and verification. By abstracting from the particulars of specific systems and application domains, the CPS program seeks to reveal cross-cutting, fundamental scientific and engineering principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements across all application domains. The program additionally supports the development of methods, tools, and hardware and software components based upon these cross-cutting principles, along with validation of the principles via prototypes and testbeds. This program also fosters a research community that is committed to advancing education and outreach in CPSand accelerating the transition of CPS research into the real world

December 31, 2021
DoD Strategic Trends Division Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Per priorities identified by the 2018 National Defense Strategy, SI-STT seeks white papers and proposals for research studies, strategic dialogues, and tabletop exercises. March 2, 2025
NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 NSF-supported science and engineering research increasingly relies on cutting-edge infrastructure. With its Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program and Major Multi-user Facilities (Major Facilities) projects, NSF supports infrastructure projects at the lower and higher ends of infrastructure scales across science and engineering research disciplines. The Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Big Idea is intended to provide NSF with an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research capabilities in the mid-scale range between the MRI and Major Facilities thresholds. April 23, 2021
DoD Future Scholars for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce Development Programs This FOA supports STEM Workforce Development programs or projects that align with the Federal STEM Strategy and the DoD STEM Mission. This announcement encourages programs or projects that improve the capacity of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM educational experiences for students and teachers, and prepare the 21st century STEM workforce. June 17, 2025
NSF Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research The Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program aims to catalyze new science and engineering discovery pathways through early-stage collaborative activities between disciplinary scientists and engineers as well as developers/implementers of innovative cyberinfrastructure (CI) capabilities, services, and approaches. Accepted anytime
NSF Foundational Research in Robotics The focus of the Robotics program is on foundational advances in robotics. Accepted anytime
NSF Sustaining Infrastructure for Biological Research The Sustaining Infrastructure for Biological Research (Sustaining) Program supports the continued operation of existing research infrastructure that advances contemporary biology in any research area supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)at NSF. The Sustaining Program focuses primarily on sustaining critical research infrastructure that is cyberinfrastructure or biological living stocks and that is broadly applicable to a wide range of researchers. Projects are expected to ensure continued availability of existing, mature resources that will enable important science outcomes achieved by users representing a broad range of research supported by BIO and its collaborating organizations. Proposals accepted anytime
NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects

The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) supports quantitative, mechanistic, predictive, and theory-driven fundamental research designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. While recognizing the need for thorough and accurate descriptions of biological complexes and pathways, the priority of the Division is to support work that advances the field by capturing the predictive power of mechanistic, quantitative, and evolutionary approaches.
Proposals are solicited to support research relevant to the four MCB core clusters:
- Cellular Dynamics and Function
- Genetic Mechanisms
- Molecular Biophysics
- Systems and Synthetic Biology

Proposals accepted anytime
NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs

The NSF CISE Directorate supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in all aspects of computing, communications, and information science and engineering, as well as advanced cyberinfrastructure, through the following core programs:

Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF):

  • Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program;
  • Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program;
  • Foundations of Emerging Technologies (FET) program; and
  • Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.

Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS):

  • CNS Core (CNS Core) program.

Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS):

  • Human-Centered Computing (HCC) program (formerly the Cyber-Human Systems [CHS] program);
  • Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and
  • Robust Intelligence (RI) program.
  • Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC):

Small Projects -- up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years: projects in this class may be submitted to CCF, CNS, and IIS;

SMALL project proposals accepted any time

 

 

CEHHS

Funding Entity Program Title & Links Description Deadline
NSF Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is to support the development of transformative high-risk, high-reward advances in computer and information science, engineering, mathematics, statistics,behavioral and/or cognitive researchto address pressing questions in the biomedical and public health communities. Transformations hinge on scientific and engineering innovations by interdisciplinary teams that develop novel methods to intuitively and intelligently collect, sense, connect, analyze and interpret data from individuals, devices and systems to enable discovery and optimize health. Solutions to these complex biomedical or public health problems demand the formation of interdisciplinary teams that are ready to address these issues, while advancingfundamental science and engineering. February 16, 2021
NIH NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Small Research Grant Program supports discrete, well-defined projects that realistically can be completed in two years and that require limited levels of funding. This program supports different types of projects including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Pilot or feasibility studies;
  • Secondary analysis of existing data;
  • Small, self-contained research projects;
  • Development of research methodology; and
  • Development of new research technology.

Applications are assigned to participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on receipt and referral guidelines and applications may be assigned to multiple participating ICs with related research interests. Applicants are encouraged to identify a participating IC that supports their area of research via the R03 IC-Specific Scientific Interests and Contact website and contact Scientific/Research staff from relevant ICs to inquire about their interest in supporting the proposed research project.

February 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

October 16, 2021

CDC Research Grants to Develop or Identify Effective Strategies to Prevent Overdose Involving Illicit Stimulants and Polysubstance Use Involving Stimulants The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will support the identification of effective strategies for state, community, and systems-level implementation to prevent fatal and nonfatal overdoses involving illicit stimulants as well as polysubstance use and overdose involving illicit stimulants. Of particular interest is research that focuses on groups experiencing disadvantage, defined for the purpose of this NOFO as racially/ethnically diverse or experiencing poverty. We intend to fund at least two applications that focus on such populations. Meritorious research assessing risk and protective factors for stimulant use, use disorder, and overdose that can contribute to the development or adaptation of intervention strategies will also be considered; however, we intend to fund at least three applications evaluating intervention effectiveness. February 18, 2021 (estimated)
NSF Smart and Connected Communities Communities in the United States (US) and around the world are entering a new era of transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through rapidly-changing intelligent technologies. This transformation offers great promise for improved wellbeing and prosperity but poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of technology and society. The goal of the NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation is to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health and wellness, accessibility and inclusivity, and overall quality of life. February 24, 2021
NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The three objectives of this FOA are: (1) provide support for meritorious research at undergraduate-focused institutions or institutional components; (2) strengthen the research environment at these institutions/components; and (3) give undergraduate students an opportunity to gain significant biomedical research experience through active involvement in the research.  For the purpose of this announcement, an undergraduate-focused institution/component is one in which the undergraduate enrollment is greater than the graduate enrollment.
The AREA program will enable qualified scientists to receive support for small-scale research projects.  It is anticipated that investigators supported under the AREA program will benefit from the opportunity to conduct independent research; that the grantee institution will benefit from a research environment strengthened through AREA grants; and that students at recipient institutions will benefit from exposure to and participation in scientific research in the biomedical sciences so that they consider careers in biomedical research. This AREA FOA emphasizes the engagement and inclusion of undergraduates in research.

February 25, 2021

June 25, 2021

October 25, 2021

NIH Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics and Data Science (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The overarching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

March 8, 2021

Letter of Intent due February 8, 2021 

Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center Program This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development Center Program (the Center). The purpose of the program is to strengthen the practicing and future MCH workforce by providing training and collaborative learning for State Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program leaders and staff. Training will focus on three key topic areas related to health transformation1, including ongoing implementation of the Title V Block Grant: (1) systems integration; (2) change management and adaptive leadership; and (3) evidence-based decision making. The objectives of the program are to (1) coordinate and implement a national training strategy to address all three key topic areas within the Center’s purview; (2) develop and offer multiple modalities of training to Title V leaders and staff, emphasizing project-based, collaborative learning for cross-sector state teams and real-time application of knowledge and skills in an MCH context; (3) support summer practicum/internship placements for the future Title V workforce (undergraduate and graduate students); and (4) establish and strengthen academic-practice partnerships with state Title V Programs and national public health practice partners. Also in this notice is the opportunity to apply for additional funding to support Building Capacity to Advance Population Health Approaches for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). Applying for additional funding to support Building Capacity to Advance Population Health Approaches for CYSHCN is optional. April 6, 2021
CDC The CDC National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (YVPCs): Rigorous Evaluation of Prevention Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Community Rates of Youth Violence The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC or Injury Center) is soliciting research proposals to expand the evidence base for the primary prevention of youth violence. The purpose of this announcement is to fund the National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (Youth Violence Prevention Centers or YVPCs) to continue to build the evidence-base for violence prevention strategies and approaches that reduce community rates of youth violence within one or more geographically defined communities with high rates of youth violence. Applications for YVPCs supported under this announcement must describe 5 core elements: (1) an administrative infrastructure to support implementation, evaluation, and dissemination activities; to foster necessary local collaborations to achieve the YVPC's goals; and to work with other funded YVPCs as part of the YVPC Network; (2) the selected community or set of communities with high rates of youth violence as the focus of all proposed YVPC activities; (3) a rigorous evaluation of at least two distinct prevention strategies related to at least two of the four research areas outlined in this NOFO that are designed to reduce community rates of youth violence in the selected community or set of communities; (4) a youth advisory council to provide input on the selection, implementation, and evaluation of youth violence prevention strategies; and (5) integrated training activities for early career and junior researchers in youth violence prevention to complement the implementation, rigorous evaluation, and scholarship activities of the YVPC. April 21, 2021
NIH Tuberculosis Research Advancement Centers (P30 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit meritorious applications for the Tuberculosis Research Advancement Centers (TRACs) program. The main goal of these centers is to provide administrative and shared research support to foster and elevate multidisciplinary tuberculosis (TB) research and provide exceptional mentorship to New Investigators. TRACs will provide core facilities, services and mentoring opportunities to achieve the goals of the program. June 15, 2021
NIH New Approaches to Identify Neurogenesis and Study its Dynamics in Brain Aging and AD/ADRD (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support research on novel approaches and/or innovative expansion of existing approaches to identify the presence of neurogenesis and study its dynamics in brain aging and AD/ADRD.
Novel approaches to examine cell types and peripheral factors in the neural stem cell niche, to analyze different stages of neurogenesis in aging and AD/ADRD, to clarify the mechanisms regulating neurogenesis, and to investigate the function of newborn neurons in the aging brain and AD/ADRD would be particularly important to advance knowledge in this area. Development of new tools, and expansion of existing tools, to address outstanding questions in neurogenesis in the aging brain would provide insight into age-related decline in brain/behavioral function, structural neuroplasticity, and vulnerability to neurodegenerative diseases such as AD/ADRD, as well as resilience to decline, resistance to disease, and building reserve.  
The investigative team should have expertise in neurogenesis research, and multidisciplinary investigator teams are encouraged. 

June 17, 2021
NEH Summer Stipends The purpose of this program is to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. September 22, 2021
Agency for Global Media Exploratory Research for Internet Freedom Techniques, Tools and Technologies The purpose of this synopsis is to announce the U.S. Agency for Global Media’s intent to issue a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Exploratory Research for Internet Freedom Techniques, Technologies and tools.
Task Area 4: Training- Development and delivery of training courses in digital security and circumvention tools for journalists and stringers in various countries worldwide
Task Area 5: Censorship Circumvention Technical Expertise and Support 
Task Area 6: Promotion of Internet Freedom Tools and Techniques
September 30, 2021
NIH Understanding and Reducing Cardiovascular Disease in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) The goal of this funding opportunity is to support research that enhances the understanding of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among individuals with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), and support the development of interventions to reduce CVD risk among these individuals. The overall goal is to develop evidence-based guidelines to prevent or reduce CVD complications of T1DM across the lifespan. This funding opportunity will support epidemiologic studies to refine risk assessment, mechanistic studies to enhance understanding of the pathophysiology of CVD in T1DM, and small clinical trials that could inform the future development of larger trials focused on preventing or reducing the CVD complications of T1DM.  The focus of this FOA is on macrovascular disease that includes outcomes of myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral artery disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrythmias and cardiac autonomic neuropathy and/or the study of coronary arteries, cerebral arteries, large peripheral arteries, cardiac tissue, atherosclerosis, thrombosis and lipoprotein metabolism. Research can include the effect of microvascular disease on the development of macrovascular disease, e.g., DKD, but the emphasis must be on CVD. October 15, 2021
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ERA State Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intends to publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Occupational Safety & Health Surveillance Programs in the United States.
Work-related illnesses, injuries, exposures, and fatalities can be prevented, and successful approaches to making workplaces safer and healthier begin with having the data necessary to understand the problem. As part of NIOSH's mission to develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice, NIOSH has established surveillance programs intended to assess the extent and severity of workplace illnesses, injuries, exposures, and fatalities, identify workers and occupations at greatest risk, develop research and prevention priorities, communicate these findings to stakeholders, and measure the effectiveness of prevention activities.

December 8, 2021

December 8, 2022

NSF Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research The objective of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes, and/or consequences of the spatial distribution ofhuman activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Proposals accepted anytime

 

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Funding Entity Program Title & Links Description Deadline
NSF Economics The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

January 18, 2021

August 18, 2021

NSF Decision, Risk and Management Sciences  (DRMS) The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs), and conferences are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design. The program also supports small grants that are time-critical (Rapid Response Research - RAPID) and small grants that are high-risk and of a potentially transformative nature (EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research - EAGER).

January 18, 2021

August 18, 2021

NSF Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics  (MMS)

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.  As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the production and use of official statistics.
The MMS Program provides support through a number of different funding mechanisms.  The following mechanisms are addressed in this solicitation:
Regular Research Awards
Awards for conferences and community-development activities
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grants
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements
MMS also supports Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards.  Please see the CAREER Program Web Site for more information about this activity.

January 28, 2021

 August 26, 2021

NSF Science of Organizations  (SoO)

Organizations -- private and public, established and entrepreneurial, designed and emergent, formal and informal, profit and nonprofit -- are critical to the well-being of nations and their citizens. They are of crucial importance for producing goods and services, creating value, providing jobs, and achieving social goals. The Science of Organizations (SoO) program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds.

SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research communities.

SoO welcomes any and all rigorous, scientific approaches that illuminate aspects of organizations as systems of coordination, management and governance. 

February 2, 2021

    February 2, Annually Thereafter

    September 3, 2021

    September 3, Annually Thereafter

ROSES-NASA

Description: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) released its annual omnibus Research Announcement (NRA), Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – 2020 on February 14, 2020. In this case "omnibus" means that this NRA has many individual program elements, each with its own due dates and topics. All together these cover the wide range of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences supported by SMD. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and inter- or intra-agency transfers, depending on the nature of the work proposed, the proposing organization, and/or program requirements. However, most extramural research awards deriving from ROSES will be grants, and many program elements of ROSES specifically exclude contracts, because contracts would not be appropriate for the nature of the work solicited.

Funding Entity Program Title & Links Deadline
NASA ROSES 2020: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science - 2020 February 14, 2021
NASA ROSES 2020: Early Career Fellowship Start-Up Program for Named Fellows March 29, 2021
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