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Funding Opportunities Roundup: December 5, 2014

ONR Funding Opportunity in Power & Energy

The Office of Naval Research recently published a “Special Notice” for basic research on naval power and energy needs.

The topics of interest are contained in various DoD and Navy strategic plans and studies, which are listed in the solicitation, but the following 3 topics are identified as having received “less attention”:

  • Nanostructured conductors
  • Dielectric insulation materials
  • Next generation wide bandgap materials

ONR anticipates funding up to 5 awards for up to $200K annually for a 1-year base period and up to two 1-year option periods.

Deadline: A 4-page white paper is due by 22 Dec, but I would recommend that you contact the program officer with a brief abstract of your idea(s) to seek his feedback before submitting a white paper.

Please contact Paul Montgomery with any questions.

New NEH Fellowship: Public Scholar Program

The NEH has announced a new fellowship program: The Public Scholar program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership.The NEH will award approximately five fellowships in this competition.

Deadline: March 3, 2015
Details: http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2014-12-01
Proposal guidelines: http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/public-scholar-march-3-2015.pdf
Contact: Alan Rutenberg for advisory services.

ORAU Seeks Postdoctoral Associate

ORAU is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with an interest in big data and excellent communication skills. The position requires skills in analysis of large data sets, and will involve development of white papers and other communications, both for technical audiences and general scientific audiences. The key skill set is communication, both to technical and non-technical audiences, and writing samples are requested from potential candidates. The holder of the position would develop connections with the 114 ORAU member universities as well as expert staff at ORAU. The appointment can begin as early as December 15, 2014 and the current funding extends through September 30, 2015. There is potential for mutually agreeable extension. Applicants can express interest or apply through the ORAU online Career Center.

10th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research (CISR) Conference

The 10th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research (CISR) Conference will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN on April 7-9, 2015. Some of the key research themes for the conference include:

  • Resilience: theory, practice, and tools for rapidly resuming critical functionality following a cyber disruption, or maintaining critical functionality during an ongoing attack.
  • Situational Awareness: tools and practice for providing SA for cyber defenders.
  • Moving Target Defense: methods and tools for creating asymmetric uncertainty that favors defenders over attackers, or that increases the potential cost for attackers.
  • Cyber Physical Security: methods for protecting both national critical infrastructure and local embedded systems.

Deadline: Research Short Papers submitted by February 8, 2015.
Details: Find out more about the conference, planned agenda, and research papers here.
Contact: Specific questions about the conference should be addressed to Joe Trien at ORNL.

UTIA-CWH-ORU FY15 Travel Grant

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) Center for Wildlife Health (CWH) Organized Research Unit (ORU) travel grant program is still accepting applications for travel support (up to $500 each) to professional conferences for faculty or their students, research associates, or postdocs. The purpose of the travel awards is to increase national and international awareness of UTIA-UT, Knoxville research findings on wildlife and zoonotic diseases and to generate new opportunities for research with professionals. Support of applications for researchers to present at prestigious conferences or symposia will be a funding priority. Please keep in mind that the funds must be spent by 15 June 2015.
Details: Travel Grants FY15
Deadline: 1 June, 2015
Contact: Debra Miller or Shige Eda if you have any questions.


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

Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), encourages applications from institutions that propose to establish new or to enhance existing team-based design courses in undergraduate Biomedical Engineering departments or programs. More >>

Countering Closing Civic Space in Kenya and Uganda
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations interested in submitting proposals from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that will support efforts of local civil society groups to protect and promote civic space in Kenya and Uganda. More >>

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights in Ghana
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that will increase civil society’s ability to participate in the development of Ghana’s Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) National Plan and promote the incorporation of the VPs as a priority element in the Government of Ghana’s strategy for the development of its extractive sectors. More >>

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. More >>

Find engagement-related funding from the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach or visit the ORE Funding page for more resources.