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Funding Opportunities Roundup: August 28

Air Force Young Investigator Funding Opportunity

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has published this BAA for its Young Investigator Program (YIP). The YIP seeks to “foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities to recognize the Air Force mission and challenges in science and engineering.” It is an excellent opportunity for PIs to engage with the Air Force research community and often facilitates future AFOSR funding.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup: August 21

Amelia Earhart Fellowship Open to Women Studying Aerospace and Engineering

The Zonta Club of Anchorage, a chartered club of Zonta International, invites women pursuing higher education in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering to apply for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship. The program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals. Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree in the above fields are eligible. The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup: August 14

DOE Traineeship in Robotics DE-FOA-0001374

The DOE has published an FOA that “seeks to award one or more cooperative agreements (anticipated to be for a term of up to five years) to accredited United States (U.S.) Colleges and Universities … to train graduate students in specific disciplines or sub-disciplines aligned with DOE science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce needs in the area of Robotics, particularly as they apply to the mission of EM [Environmental Management].”

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Funding Opportunities Roundup: August 7

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) NSF 15-593

This program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; and advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments. The AISL program supports seven types of projects: (1) Collaborative Planning, (2) Exploratory Pathways, (3) Research in Service to Practice, (4) Innovations in Development, (5) Broad Implementation, (6) Conferences, and (7) Informal STEM Learning Resource Center (FY 2016 only).
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Funding Opportunities Roundup: July 24, 2015

DOD Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program

The FY15 Defense Appropriations Act provides $12 million (M) to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP) to support innovative, high-impact Alzheimer’s disease research.  As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development, and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate manages and executes the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The executing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
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NSB Opens Nominations for Honorary Awards

Each year, the National Science Board (NSB) pays tribute to remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering through its Vannevar Bush and Public Service awards. NSB is currently accepting nominations for its 2016 honorary awards through Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.

NSB LogoNamed after the gifted visionary and dynamic public servant who was behind the creation of the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSB’s Vannevar Bush Award honors life-long leaders who have made exceptional contributions toward the welfare of humankind and the nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy. Past recipients include former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine, former science advisor and NSF director Neal Lane, and Maxine Singer, former Carnegie Institution president. Nomination instructions are available on the Vannevar Bush Award website and all recipients are listed on the NSB site.
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