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Funding Opportunities Roundup: Feb. 20, 2015

DARPA-BAA-15-18: Communicating with Computers (CwC)

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of natural communication with computers. This program is a 6.1 basic research effort that aims to accelerate progress toward two-way communication between people and computers in which the machine is more than merely a receiver of commands and in which a full range of natural modes is tapped, including potentially language, gesture and facial or other expressions. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.

DEADLINE: Abstract due March 6, 2015.
DETAILS: Online at FedBizOpps.gov

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Short-Term Projects

This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.

An informational webinar will be offered Thursday, March 5 at 1:00pm EST.

Additional information on how to register and attend the webinar as well as to access the GPA application package is available at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/applicant.html

DEADLINE: Submit applications BY March 23, 2015.
DETAILS: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/index.html

Southeastern Sun Grant Center 2015 Competitive Grants Program

This year’s Request for Applications (RFA) is funded through the US Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).Through this RFA, our Center expects to award up to $675,000 in competitive grants. The Center seeks proposals that address the priority areas and goals of the Sun Grant Program. Proposals may seek up to $150,000 total for a maximum duration of 2 years.

Eligible applicants are state agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities; university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; Federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations or corporations; or individuals within the Southeastern Region. However, the project must fit into the regional priority areas and feedstocks categories outlined in the RFA to be considered for funding.

DEADLINE: Pre-proposals are due March 18, 2015 and full proposals are due April 15, 2015.
DETAILS: For more details, read the full RFA.
CONTACT: Visit http://sungrant.tennessee.edu/grants or email sungrant@tennessee.edu.

Limited Submissions

Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer collection ownership responsibilities.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 2/27/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 7/13/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $8M total

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

NIH Opportunities

  • NIH: High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)(PAR-15-118)
  • NIAID: Molecular Mechanisms of Combination Adjuvants (MMCA)(U01) (RFA-AI-15-005)
  • NIDA: Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen in Sequencing Non-human Animal Models (U01) (PAR-15-120)

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