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Funding Opportunities Roundup, December 16

Federal Opportunities

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

DTRA Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD)

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has published a solicitation entitled Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD). DTRA is seeking basic research on 19 topics.

  • Early Time Signatures of a Nuclear Attack
  • Energy-Efficient Physical and Algorithmic Methods for Detection, Localization, and Isotope Identification
  • Robust Organic Scintillators and Algorithms to Advance Autonomous RN Search
  • Behavior Regime Analysis and Model Order Reduction (MOR) for Nuclear Weapons Effects (NWE)
  • Formation, Evolution, and Conductivity of X-Ray Generated Warm Dense Plasma
  • Modeling Infectious Disease Kinetics and the Host Immune Response
  • Radiation Effects in 3D and Vertically Integrated Microelectronics
  • Dynamic Characterization of Shock Induced Fragmentation and Reactions Involving Reactive Materials upon Impact
  • Evaluating High Strain Rate Mechanical Response and Chemical Reactivity of Energetic/Reactive Composite Materials Produced via Additive Manufacturing
  • Noble Gas Biodetection
  • Critical Requirements for Effective Single-Dose Vaccines
  • Discovery of Novel Methods to Ameliorate the Effects of Nerve Agent Exposure
  • Environmental Factors and the Viable but NonCulturable State of Francisella tularensis
  • Generating Cross-Reactive Antibodies Following Single-Dose Vaccination
  • Non-Invasive Cell-Free Nucleic Acid for Companion Diagnostics (NICNAC)
  • Novel Technologies to Target Encephalitic Alphavirus Infections
  • Organophosphate Poisoning—Novel Detoxifying Mechanisms in Animal Systems
  • Photonic Transducers for Chemical Threat Sensing
  • Robust and Efficient Catalytic Systems for Degradation of Organophosphorus Nerve Agents

DTRA anticipates making 15-30 awards for up to $1 million annually with a duration of up to 5 years.

White Paper (4 pages) due: February 1, 2017

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.

AFRL Knowledge Aided Geospatial Intelligence Latency Reduction (KAGLR)

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has published a solicitation entitled Knowledge Aided Geospatial Intelligence Latency Reduction (KAGLR). AFRL is particularly interested in the following technologies:

  • Convolution Neural Networks / Neural Networks to support data tagging;
  • Auto-categorization to reduce manual analyst-driven tasks;
  • Bayesian network implementations that improve analytic confidence and reduce critical reporting/response timelines;
  • Cloud-based graphic processing unit (GPU) implementations that increase speed and efficiency of automated extraction techniques;
  • Cloud-based High Performance Computing (HPC) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) acceleration technologies to improve the speed and accuracy of image recognition applications & techniques.

AFRL anticipates making awards worth $500,000-$3 million for a duration of 3 years.

White Paper (5 pages) due: January 31, 2017; 3 p.m. EST

NIH Opportunities

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  • UT CORNET Awards: Collaborative Research Network Proposals in Cancer Research (link)
  • NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) (RFA-CA-17-014)
  • NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22) (PAR-17-069)
  • NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) (RFA-CA-17-014)
  • NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22) (PAR-17-069)
  • NIA Institutional Training Programs to Advance Translational Research on Alzheimers Disease and AD Related Dementias (T32) (RFA-AG-17-063)
  • NIAAA Challenge Prize: A Wearable Alcohol Biosensor (link)
  • NIAAA Leveraging Electronic Health Records for Alcohol Services Research (R21/R33) (PAR-17-071)
  • NIGMS Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate – Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34) (PAR-17-068
  • NIGMS Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) (R25) (PAR-17-070)

NSF Opportunities

Please contact Sharon Pound (spound@utk.edu) regarding your interest in NSF opportunities.

Energy-Efficient Computing: from Devices to Architectures (E2CDA) NSF 17-531

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) are embarking on a new collaborative research program to support compelling research that is of paramount importance to industry, academia and society at large. This partnership will specifically support new research to minimize the energy impacts of processing, storing, and moving data within future computing systems, and will be synergistic with other research activities that address other aspects of this overarching energy-constrained computing performance challenge.

Anticipated Funding Amount: Up to $1.6 million/year for three years

Full Proposal due: March 7, 2017


Program Announcements

Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research

Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD)

Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)

Service, Manufacturing and Operations Research (SMOR)

Engineering and Systems Design (ESD)

Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events (IMEE)

Design of Engineering Material System (DEMS)

Structural and Architectural Engineering and Materials (SAEM)

Engineering for Natural Hazards (ENH)

Nanomanufacturing (NM)

Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MOMS)

Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP)

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (BMMB)

Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (MME)

Systems Science  (SYS)

Dear Colleague Letters

Data-Driven Discovery Science in Chemistry (D3SC) NSF 17-036 Dec. 15, 2016

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