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Funding Opportunities Roundup: April 2, 2015

UPDATED: Army Research Office Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to solicit research proposals in the engineering, physical, life, and information sciences for submission to the Army Research Office (ARO) for consideration for possible funding. For ease of reference, this BAA is an extraction of the ARO sections of the Army Research Laboratory BAA. (www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=8). Proposals are expected to be for cutting-edge innovative research that could produce discoveries that would have a significant impact on enabling new and improved Army operational capabilities and related technologies.

DEADLINE: Applications due Mar 31, 2017

DETAILS: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=173593


Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics NSF 15-560

This program supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. 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 climatic, biologic, and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impacts. Such research may involve fieldwork, modeling, experimentation, theoretical development, or combinations thereof.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant of Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Number of Awards: 25 to 30

Anticipated Funding Amount: $5 million total; estimated program budget, number of awards and average size/duration are subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals

Full Proposal Deadline(s): Investigators can submit proposals at any time.


Plasma and Electro-Energetic Physics

The Program Manager for Plasma & Electro-energetic Physics at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research is interested in receiving research project ideas in the following areas:

  • high power electro-magnetics, high power microwave sources, beam wave interaction, accelerators
    Theory, experimentation, and/or computation (including algorithms) are eligible for funding.
  • pulsed power and how to operate pulsed power in various environments, microwave sources
    Materials, heat and other energy transport are particular interests in the context of exploratory research rather than building a device.
  • non-equilibrium plasma physics, plasma chemistry, strongly coupled plasmas (e.g., dusty plasmas)
    Funding is not available for power production, plasma flow control, or plasma processing.

Deadline: Not applicable. Contact Paul Montgomery in ORE to discuss approaching the program manager.

Details: https://community.apan.org/afosr/w/researchareas/7675.plasma-and-electro-energetic-physics.aspx


Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology NSF 15-561

This program supports studies of: (1) the changing aspects of life, ecology, environments, and biogeography in geologic time based on fossil plants, animals, and microbes; (2) all aspects of the Earth’s sedimentary lithosphere – its insights into the geological processes and rich organic and inorganic resources locked in rock sequences; (3) the science of dating and measuring the sequence of events and rates of geological processes as manifested in Earth’s past sedimentary and biological (fossil) record; (4) the geologic record of the production, transportation, and deposition of modern and ancient physical and chemical sediments; and (5) understanding Earth’s deep-time (pre-Holocene) climate systems.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant of Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Number of Awards: 20 to 35

Anticipated Funding Amount: Track 1: General Program $5,500,000 annually. Track 2 (ELT): Earth-Life Transitions $4,000,000 biennially (every other year) beginning FY 2016. Please note that Track 2 is competed biennially, Track 1 is competed annually.

Full Proposal Deadline(s): Investigators can submit proposals at any time.



NIH Opportunities

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  • NCI Research Answers to NCI’s Provocative Questions (R01) (RFA-CA-15-008) and (R21) (RFA-CA-15-009)
  • NCI Cancer Research Education Grants Program – Curriculum or Methods Development (R25) (PAR-15-150)
  • NCI Cancer Research Education Grants Program – Courses for Skills Development (R25) (PAR-15-151)
  • NCI Cancer Research Education Grants Program – Research Experiences (R25) (PAR-15-152)
  • NIBIB Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS): Sensor Development Projects for Asthma (U01) (RFA-EB-15-002), Network (U54) (RFA-EB-15-003), and Data and Software Coordination and Integration Center (DSCIC) (U24) (RFA-EB-15-004)
  • NICHD Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Academic Research Enhancement Award Eligible Institutions (R15) (PAR-15-149)
  • NIMH Psychiatric Gene Networks: Solving the Molecular Puzzle of Psychiatric Disorders (R01) (RFA-MH-16-300) and (Collaborative R01) (RFA-MH-16-310)
  • NIMH/NIAID Methodologies to Enhance Understanding of HIV Associated Social Determinants (R01) (RFA-MH-16-200) and (R21) (RFA-MH-16-205)


Limited Submissions

More information about each of these limited submissions may be found on the Limited Submissions Opportunities page.

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs – Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem

NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is seeking to establish a national network of “Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs” (BD Hubs). The overarching vision for this network of hubs is to create an agile and sustainable national Big Data innovation ecosystem that enables the United States to better leverage Big Data technologies and techniques in addressing societal challenges; increasing productivity and spurring economic development; enhancing scientific discovery; and providing for national defense and security.

NSF seeks to fund up to four BD Hubs in four defined geographic regions, namely the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West, of the United States.

SOUTH: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia

To foster collaboration among prospective partners within a region, NSF is sponsoring a series of regional, intensive, one-day workshops (called “charrettes”). One charrette will be held in each geographic region to convene stakeholders, explore Big Data challenges, and aid in the establishment of that consortium. For more information on these charrettes, see the following webpage: http://www.usenix.org/BDHubs15.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 4/6/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 6/24/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $4-5M total


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