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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Jan. 15

DoD: Minerva Research Initiative (Social Sciences)

DoD recently published the Minerva Research Initiative (MRI), which funds primarily basic research in social science. MRI topics and sub-topics are listed below, and a description of each begins on p. 24 of the solicitation. (There may be amendments along the way, so make sure you download the most current version.)

A four-page white paper is due by 3 p.m. EST on Feb. 29, 2016. However, PIs are “strongly encouraged” to contact the appropriate topic chief to discuss ideas before submitting a white paper. Note that MRI funds single investigator as well as multidisciplinary and multi-institutional teams.

  1. Identity, Influence, and Mobilization
    1. Culture, identity, and security
    2. Influence and mobilization for change
  2. Contributors to Societal Resilience and Change
    1. Governance and rule of law
    2. Migration and urbanization
    3.  Populations and demographics
    4. Environment and natural resources
    5. Economics
  3. Power and Deterrence
    1. Global order
    2. Power projection and diffusion
    3. Beyond conventional deterrence
    4. Area studies
  4. Analytical methods and metrics for security research
  5. Innovations in National Security, Conflict, and Cooperation

White Papers: Monday, February 29    by 3:00 PM EST
Full Proposals: Friday, June 17 by 3:00 PM EST
DoD anticipates 10-12 awards ranging from $150K – $1M annually for 3-5 years. 

NIH Opportunities

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  • NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00) (PA-16-077)
  • NIAID Broad Agency Announcement (BAA): Development of Radiation/Nuclear Medical Countermeasures or Biodosimetry Devices, BAA-NIAID-DAIT-NIH-AI-2015042  (NOT-AI-16-020)
  • NIDA Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/Start)(R03) (PAR-16-071)
  • NIDA/NIAAA Behavioral and Integrative Treatment Development Program (R01) (PA-16-072)
  • NIDA/NIAAA Behavioral and Integrative Treatment Development Program (R34) (PA-16-073)
  • NIDA/NIAAA Behavioral and Integrative Treatment Development Program (R03) (PA-16-074)

Limited Submissions

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

FY16 American Honda Foundation Youth Education

The American Honda Foundation (AHF) is soliciting proposals on youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 1/19/2016 12 PM
Application to Agency: 2/1/2016
Estimated Program Funding: $75K per award
Anticipated No. of Awards: TBD

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