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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Dec. 11

NSF Opportunites

Algorithms in the Field (AitF) NSF 16-515

This program encourages closer collaboration between two groups of researchers: (i) theoretical computer science researchers, who focus on the design and analysis of provably efficient and provably accurate algorithms for various computational models; and (ii) other computing and information researchers including a combination of systems and domain experts (very broadly construed – including but not limited to researchers in computer architecture, programming languages and systems, computer networks, cyber-physical systems, cyber-human systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence and its applications, database and data analytics, etc.) who focus on the particular design constraints of applications and/or computing devices. Each proposal must have at least one co-PI interested in theoretical computer science and one interested in any of the other areas typically supported by CISE. Proposals are expected to address the dissemination of both the algorithmic contributions and the resulting applications, tools, languages, compilers, libraries, architectures, systems, data, etc.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 15
Anticipated Funding Amount: Up to $800,000 for up to four years
Submission Window Date(s): Feb. 18 – Mar. 3, 2016


EarthCube NSF 16-514

EarthCube is a community-driven activity sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) to transform research in the academic geosciences community. EarthCube aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating our ability to understand and predict the Earth system.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 17 to 19
Anticipated Funding Amount: $13 million, total
Full Proposal Deadline: Mar. 24, 2016


National Robotics Initiative (NRI) NSF 16-517

The goal of this program is to accelerate the development and use of robots in the US that work beside or cooperatively with people. Innovative robotics research and applications emphasizing the realization of such co-robots working in symbiotic relationships with human partners is supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The purpose of this program is to support the development of this next generation of robotics, to advance the capability and usability of such systems and artifacts, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas. It will address the entire lifecycle from fundamental research and development to manufacturing and deployment.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant or Cooperative Agreement or contract vehicles as determined by the supporting agency
Estimated Number of Awards: 25 to 70
Anticipated Funding Amount: $100,000 to $1 million for up to three years
Full Proposal Deadline: Mar. 7, 2016


NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Fluid Dynamics Research on the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth NSF 16-518

NSF awards under this solicitation will provide PIs with support to conduct fundamental and translational research to prepare experiments for onboard the ISS, to collaborate with service providers as necessary, to provide preliminary analysis to conduct the experiment, to analyze and interpret data, and to disseminate results broadly. CASIS will assist grantees in translating ground-based experiments and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) instruments or technologies into space-appropriate models. All costs associated with the translation of the proposed experiments to experiments onboard the ISS, including training of ISS crews, hauling equipment to the ISS, and conducting experiments at the ISS, will be covered by CASIS.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 6
Anticipated Funding Amount: Up to $300,000 and up to three years in duration
Submission Window Date(s): Feb. 17 – Mar. 7, 2016


NIH Opportunities

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  • AHRQ Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Rural Primary Care Practices (R18) (RFA-HS-16-001)
  • NIA National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (U24) (PAR-16-047)

Limited Submissions

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