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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].”

The DOE anticipates four awards in the $1 million per year range, with a five-year award ceiling of $5 million. 

 See full RFP for details.

DEADLINES:
Letter of Intent: August 21, 2015,
Application due: September 30, 2015


ONR Funding Opportunity in Sea-based Aviation

The Office of Naval Research has published this BAA entitled Sea-Based Aviation Science and Technology that seeks basic and applied research in the following focus areas:

  1. Unsteady Aerodynamics of Maneuvering Aircraft
  2. Coupled Aircraft / Ship Aerodynamics in Dynamic Interface (DI) Modeling and Simulation
  3. Advanced Handling Qualities for Rotary Wing Aircraft
  4. Fixed Wing Aerodynamics and Control for Carrier Landing

A description of each area is on pp 3-6 of the BAA. 

ONR anticipates making multiple awards, each for 2-3 years duration.

A 5-page (max) white paper is due by 10 Sep, and a full proposal is due by 19 Nov.


NIH Opportunities

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  • NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Development of Software Tools and Methods for Biomedical Big Data in Targeted Areas of High Need (U01) (RFA-CA-15-017)
  • NIH BRAIN Initiative: Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01) (RFA-EB-15-006)
  • NCI Physical Activity and Weight Control Interventions Among Cancer Survivors: Effects on Biomarkers of Prognosis and Survival (R21) (PA-15-310)
  • NCI Physical Activity and Weight Control Interventions Among Cancer Survivors: Effects on Biomarkers of Prognosis and Survival (R01) (PA-15-311)
  • NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Core Centers (P30) (RFA-AG-16-018)
  • NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Translational Center for Disease Model Resources (U54) (RFA-AG-16-014)
  • NICHD Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations to Ensure Equity (BRITE) in Maternal and Child Health (R15) (PAR-15-319)
  • NIDA/NIBIB Imaging – Science Track Award for Research Transition (I/START) (R03) (PAR-15-326)
  • NIMH Pilot Services Research Grants Not Involving Interventions (R34) (PAR-15-323)
  • NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research on Chronic Disease Prevention (U54) (RFA-MD-15-014)
  • NINR/NCI/NICHD End-of-Life and Palliative Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Serious Illnesses (R01) (PA-15-324)
  • NINR/NCI/NICHD End-of-Life and Palliative Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Serious Illnesses (R21) (PA-15-325)

Limited Submissions

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

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding (NEET CTD)

The DOE has issued a DRAFT FOA soliciting preapplications for research requested by the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) in the area of Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) Crosscutting Technology Development (CTD). The NEET CTD program conducts R&D in crosscutting technologies that directly support and enable the development of new and advanced reactor designs and fuel cycle technologies. These technologies will advance the state of nuclear technology, improving its competitiveness and promoting continued contribution to meeting our Nation’s energy and environmental challenges. The knowledge generated through these activities will allow NE to address key challenges affecting nuclear reactor and fuel cycle deployment with a focus on cross-cutting innovative technologies.

Informational video links and presentations will be made available at www.neup.gov.

Please see the full RFP for complete information. Revisions or updates to the NEET CTD area of this RFP will be posted.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 8/21/2015 12 PM
PreApplication to Agency: 9/21/2015

 

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) – Instrument Acquisition or Development: NSF 15-504

The MRI Program is intended to assist with the acquisition or development of a single research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. An instrument provided through the MRI program is expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period.

Proposals must be for either acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2), and must be for only a single instrument or for equipment that when combined serves as an integrated research instrument.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 8/26/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 1/13/2016
Estimated Program Funding: $75M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 160

 

Worker Training Program (WTP) Ebola Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training (UH4)

The NIH invites applications to participate or cooperative agreements to support the development and implementation of occupational safety and health and infection control training programs for workers who may be at risk during infectious disease outbreaks. Awardees will identify target worker populations, environments or tasks that increase exposure to high risk pathogens, such as Ebola Virus. A major goal of this program is to promote and establish national, regional or multi-state geographical partnerships that can provide training or training support in occupational settings that carry the potential for increased exposure to contaminated materials or infected individuals. Establishment of such partnerships will assist in hazard planning, mitigation, response and recovery activities while enhancing biosafety and infection control within a broad array of occupational settings.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 8/21/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 10/21/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $3M per year
Anticipated No. of Awards: 5-8


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