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Funding Opportunities Roundup: April 17

Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education (BCC-EHR) NSF 15-563

This program seeks to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for EHR areas of research. Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research. Investigators should think broadly and create a vision that extends intellectually across multiple disciplines and that includes—but is not necessarily limited to—EHR areas of research.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 5
Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,500,000 total
Full Proposal Deadline(s): Sept. 1, 2015


Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro) NSF 15-1699

This program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of human cognition, including how the human brain mediates action, affect, creativity, decision making, intentionality, perception, social processes, and thought. Topics may bear on core functions such as attention, emotion, empathy, executive processes, language, learning, memory, music, sensory processing, sleep, representation of self and other, reasoning and rhythm. Topics may also include how human cognition develops and changes in the brain across the lifespan. The program is particularly interested in supporting the development of new techniques and technologies for recording, analyzing, and modeling complex brain activity and human brain mapping.

Anticipated Funding Amount: not specified
Full Proposal Deadline(s): Aug. 13, 2015


GeoPRISMS Program NSF 15-564

This program investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales. Overarching science topics include 1) Origin and evolution of continental crust; 2) Fluids, magmas and their interactions; 3) Climate-surface-tectonics feedbacks; 3) Geochemical cycles; and 5) Plate boundary deformation and geodynamics. Each of the initiatives has identified primary sites for focused investigations, as well as thematic studies that will complement primary site studies.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 10
Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000 total
Full Proposal Deadline(s) July 15, 2015


Service, Manufacturing and Operations Research (SMOR) NSF 15-006Y

This program supports fundamental research leading to the creation of innovative mathematical models, analysis, and algorithms for decision-making related to design, planning, and operation of service, manufacturing, and other complex systems. Specifically, the program supports two main types of research: (i) innovations in general-purpose methodology related to optimization, stochastic modeling, and decision and game theory; and (ii) research grounded in relevant applications that require the development of novel and customized analytical and computational methodologies.

Anticipated Funding Amount: not specified
Full Proposal Deadline(s): Sept. 1 – Sept. 15, 2015


NIH Opportunities

For more NIH Opportunities, join the UT NIH Research Community by contacting Jennifer Webster (jwebster@utk.edu) and start receiving the weekly NIH Digest

  • NIH Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32) (PAR-15-178)
  • NIDDK Interdisciplinary Training in Bioinformatics and Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease (T32) (PAR-15-182)
  • NIMH Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Enhance Workforce Diversity (R36) (PAR-15-181)


Limited Submissions

Find information about limited submissions on the Limited Submissions Opportunities page.

FY 2015 Studies Program on At-Risk or System-Involved Girls

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding under its fiscal year (FY) 2015 Studies Program on At-Risk or System-Involved Girls. This program will sponsor studies and/or secondary analyses of existing data to provide objective, independent knowledge about the extent and impact of girls’ contact with the juvenile and adult justice systems including arrests, referrals to court, diversion, charges filed, placement in secure juvenile detention facilities and adult jails and lockups, findings of delinquency, placement in secure juvenile correctional facilities, probation, and transfers to the adult criminal justice system.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 4/24/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 6/1/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $50K per award


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