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Funding Opportunities Roundup: February 27, 2015

DARPA – BAA-15-28 Future Arctic Sensing Technologies (FAST)

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of novel Arctic sensor systems. In particular, DARPA is interested in concepts for low-cost, rapidly-deployable, environmentally friendly, unmanned sensor systems, including deployment and data reach-back from above the Arctic Circle that can detect, track and identify air, surface and subsurface targets.

DEADLINE: April 14, 2015
DETAILS: www.fedbizopps.com

DARPA – Microsystems Technology Office – Young Faculty Award (YFA)

DARPA (DSO, BTO, MTO) has released the solicitation for its Young Faculty Award program. DARPA is seeking innovative research proposals in physical sciences, engineering, materials, mathematics, biology, computing, informatics, and manufacturing of interest.

DETAILS: grants.gov

IFLE: Group Projects Abroad Grant Competition

This International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) 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. There are group projects in research, training, and curriculum development.

DEADLINE: March 23, 2015
DETAILS: www.grants.gov

National Aeronautics and Space Administration – EARLY CAREER FACULTY (ECF)

his solicitation is focused on supporting outstanding faculty researchers early in their careers as they conduct space technology research of high priority to NASA’s Mission Directorates and STMD. NASA is seeking proposals that plan to pursue innovative, early-stage space technology research in the topic areas specifically enumerated in the solicitation. Our Nation’s universities couple fundamental research with education, encouraging a culture of innovation based on the discovery of knowledge. Universities are, therefore, ideally positioned to both conduct fundamental space technology research and diffuse newly-found knowledge into society at large through graduate students and industrial, government, and other partnerships.

Four topic areas:

  • Topic 1 – Dynamic Tensegrity Technologies for Space Science and Exploration
  • Topic 2 – High Temperature Solar Cells
  • Topic 3 – Fundamental Aerothermodynamic Model Development
  • Topic 4 – Synthetic Biology Technologies for Space Exploration

Notices of Intent Due: March 20, 2015
Proposals Due: April 17, 2015

NIH Opportunities

  • Notice of NIH Participation in the Cyber-Physical Systems Initiative (CPS) (NOT-EB-15-003)
  • BRAIN Initiative: Optimization of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research (R44)(PAR-15-121)

Limited Submissions

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

Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State-Level Technical Assistance

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking applications for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State-Level Technical Assistance. This program furthers the Department’s mission by helping state governments to analyze criminal justice system data, develop and implement policy options, and allocate scare resources effectively while improving public safety and enhancing state capacity to make data-driven policy decisions.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 3/2/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 4/23/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $8M total


National Prisoner Statistics Program (NPS) and National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) – 2015 to 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking applications for the collection, analysis, and dissemination activities of two of its largest data collections on state and federal prison inmates, the National Prisoner Statistics Program (NPS) and the National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP). This project, conducted under the auspices of BJS’ Corrections Statistics Program, furthers the Department’s mission by working in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing challenges confronting the justice system and to provide state-of-the-art knowledge and information to support innovative strategies and approaches for dealing with these challenges.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 3/5/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 4/24/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $6M total


FY2015 TechWomen Program

The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the FY 2015 TechWomen program. Applicants should plan to demonstrate the capacity to recruit and select a total of approximately 90 women from select countries in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East to participate in a five- to six-week peer mentoring program in the United States. The award recipient will be responsible for arranging appropriate and meaningful mentorships for all the participants at U.S.-based science and technology companies, and for monitoring the safety and well-being of the participants while they are on the program. The mentoring experience will focus on advancing the status of professional women in the fields of science and technology through project-based mentorships, networking opportunities, and enhancement activities. Funding will also support activities in the participants’ home countries that encourage the interest of girls and university-age women in science and technology-based careers, and that engage young women using technology in their professions.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 3/9/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 5/4/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $7.5M total

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