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Funding Opportunities Roundup, January 20

Federal Opportunities

Please notify Paul Montgomery (paul.montgomery@utk.edu)  of your interest in the following opportunities.

DHS Analytics for Prediction of Bio-threat Incidents

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a solicitation on Analytics for Prediction of Bio-threat Incidents. This solicitation seeks to expand DHS “capacity for predictive analysis to inform decision making in field and operations centers, including real-time trend analysis and intelligence to predict operational risks and capability requirements.” Capabilities of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • scalable models and mathematical algorithms that enable risk estimation for individual trade and travel entities (e.g. origin, commodity, trade operators etc.);
  • “pattern of concern” recognition and associations between otherwise disparate entities;
  • understanding and incorporation of disease factors such as morbidity, transmissibility, and environmental influences;
  • models for predicting geospatial, temporal, and pattern of movement of biological agents and emerging pests and pathogenic diseases of animals, humans, and plants, through trade, travel, and/or natural atmospheric circulation pattern.

Note: “rather than forecasting where an existing disease is likely to spread, this topic seeks novel technologies or methods to predict bioevent outbreaks as accurately and as far in advance as possible.” Multiple awards are expected, with $2 million available in FY17 funds.

DEADLINES:
White Paper due: February 7, 3:00 p.m. EST
Proposal (if invited) due: April 7, 3:00 p.m. EST

NOTE: Individuals interested in any solicitation that limits the number of submissions allowed by UT must submit a notification of interest to limitsub@utk.edu. See the ORE limited submission policy, View current and past opportunities, and sign up for the listserv.

NIH Opportunities

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  • UT CORNET Awards: Collaborative Research Network Proposals in Cancer Research (link)
  • NIA Development of Socially-Assistive Robots (SARs) to Engage Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD), and their Caregivers (R41/R42) (PAR-17-107)
  • NIA Development of Socially-Assistive Robots (SARs) to Engage Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD), and their Caregivers (R43/R44) (PAR-17-108)
  • NIDA Neuroscience Research on Drug Abuse (R01) (PA-17-111)
  • NIDA Neuroscience Research on Drug Abuse (R21) (PA-17-112)
  • NIDA / NIAAA Basic Mechanisms of Brain Development Mediating Substance Use and Dependence (R01) (PA-17-119)
  • NINR Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R01) (PA-17-115)
  • NINR Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R21) (PA-17-116)
  • NINR / NIDCD Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21) (PA-17-117)
  • NINR / NIDCD Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01) (PA-17-118)

 


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