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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Feb. 12

NSF Opportunities

Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS) NSF 15-537

The NSF’s Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Engineering (ENG), and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts with the potential to contribute toward significant improvements in the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization, protection of passive sensing services, and the ability for traditionally underserved Americans to benefit from current and future wireless-enabled goods and services. This solicitation seeks to fund innovative collaborative research addressing large-scale challenges that transcend the traditional boundaries of existing programs.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 6 to 8
Anticipated Funding Amount: Up to $1.5 million for three years
Full Proposal Deadline:  May 3, 2016

NOTE: For funding opportunities identified in the solicitation as limited submissions, interested individuals at UT Knoxville and UTIA must submit a notification of interest tolimitsub@utk.edu. See the ORE limited submission policy, View current and pastopportunities, and sign up for the listserv.

NSF Dear Colleague Letters

  • Recompetition of the Management and Operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative NSF 16-041 (Jan. 9, 2016
  • Zika Virus NSF 16-043 (Feb. 9, 2016)

NIH Opportunities

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  • NIAAA Targets of Low Dose Alcohol in the Brain (R01) (RFA-AA-16-008)
  • NIAAA Targets of Low Dose Alcohol in the Brain (R21) (RFA-AA-16-009)
  • NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30) (RFA-ES-16-001)

Limited Submissions

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

Computational Materials Sciences

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces its interest in receiving applications in Computational Materials Sciences proposing integrated, multidisciplinary teams that will perform research to develop validated community codes and data bases for predictive design of functional materials, excluding structural materials. Computational Materials Sciences will support the Materials Genome Initiative for Global Competitiveness (MGI) that was announced by the President in June 2011. The goal of the MGI is to reduce the time from discovery to deployment of new materials by a factor of two and is tied to advancement of American manufacturing capability. Projects selected in 2016 will support research for functional materials topics and types of software not supported in 2015.

Please see the full solicitation for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 2/17/2016 12 PM
Application to Agency: 3/7/2016
Limit on Number of Applications: 1
Estimated Program Funding: $4M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: TBD


Energy Frontier Research Centers

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces its interest in receiving applications for new Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) in scientific research areas relevant to the Department’s environmental management mission and aligned with the BES core research areas in materials and chemical sciences. The goal of this FOA is to initiate new multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary EFRCs aimed at accelerating scientific breakthroughs in areas that will be likely to have a dramatic impact on the cost and efficacy of future technologies for nuclear waste cleanup and storage. More specifically, BES solicits applications in two topical areas: 1) novel and innovative methods for characterization, transformation, and separation of nuclear waste; and 2) new materials for long-term storage of nuclear waste, including waste forms.

Please see the full RFP for complete information
(NOTE: This RFP is significantly different than the 2014 solicitation.).

Notification of Interest to ORE: 2/16/2016 12 PM
Application to Agency: 3/9/2016
Limit on Number of Applications: 1
Estimated Program Funding: $2-4M per award
Anticipated No. of Awards: TBD

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