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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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Funding Opportunities Roundup: July 10

Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) NSF 15-582 

This program seeks to encourage new approaches to the analysis and dissemination of biological knowledge for the benefit of both the scientific community and the broader public. The program is especially interested in the development of informatics tools and resources that have the potential to advance or transform research in biology supported by the NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup: July 2

DoD Funding Opportunity for Research Equipment 

DoD has recently published the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) solicitation.  DURIP provides funds to purchase equipment that will enhance university research and education in areas important to DoD; in particular,  proposals must address “the impact of the equipment on the institution’s ability to educate students through research, in disciplines important to DoD missions.”

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Funding Opportunities Roundup: June 26

Google Faculty Research Awards

Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of world-class full-time faculty members at top universities around the world. Faculty members can apply for Research Awards by submitting a proposal to one of our two 2015 funding rounds. Our 2015 deadlines are April 15 and October 15. Please note that after the October 2015 funding round, the Google Research Awards will follow an annual proposal cycle, with a single deadline of October 15 of each year.
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