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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Jan. 29

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

NIH Opportunities

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  • NIH Standard Deadlines for Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
  • NIH / EPA Transform Tox Testing Challenge seeks new ways to incorporate physiological levels of chemical metabolism into HTS assays. More…
  • NIAMS Building Complex 3-Dimensional in Vitro Human Musculoskeletal and Skin Tissue Models (R43) (RFA-AR-17-005)
  • NIDCD Noise-Induced Synaptopathy in the Human Auditory System (R01) (RFA-DC-17-002)

Limited Submissions

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

 

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop and deploy security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. This solicitation seeks unique ways to protect scientific instruments, resources, cyberinfrastructure and data that extend beyond building better perimeters and point solutions. As funding agencies move toward providing openly accessible data, the possibilities for scientists and engineers to use data sources beyond those created by their own community grow.

CICI comprises two Program Areas: Secure and Resilient Architecture and Regional Cybersecurity Collaboration.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 2/3/2016 12 PM
Application to Agency: 4/19/2016
Limit on Number of Applications: 2
Estimated Program Funding: $7M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 7-9

 

Dr. Scholl Foundation

The Dr. Scholl Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. Solutions to the problems of today’s world still lie in the values of innovation, practicality, hard work and compassion. Grants are made annually after an extensive review of the application by the staff and all the directors of the Dr. Scholl Foundation Applications for grants are considered in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Social Service
  • Healthcare
  • Civic and cultural
  • Environmental

Please contact Susan Ballentine (ballentine@utk.edu, 974-4863) for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 2/4/2016 12 PM
Application to Agency: 3/1/2016
Limit on Number of Applications: 1
Estimated Program Funding: $25K per award
Anticipated No. of Awards: TBD
NIH Blueprint Training in Computational Neuroscience: From Biology to Model and Back Again (T90/R90)

The purpose of this FOA is to establish new research training programs in computational neuroscience and to support the continuation of meritorious existing programs for undergraduate and predoctoral level students. Optionally, applicants may propose to develop a short-course or summer course that could be open to scientists at any stage of the career continuum. It is intended that these training programs will provide integrated research training and education in both experimental neuroscience and in the theories and principles of the physical, computer, mathematical, or engineering sciences that are necessary to develop models, test them experimentally, and use experimental data to refine the models of normal or disordered neural systems or processes. Programs are further expected to stimulate interactions among training faculty from multiple disciplines and departments and to foster development of an integrated curriculum in computational neuroscience at the applicant institution.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 2/3/2016 12 PM
Application to Agency: 3/18/2016
Limit on Number of Applications: 1
Estimated Program Funding: $1.5M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 4-5

 

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program (S-STEM) addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in areas of national priorities. The program seeks to increase the success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships, and to enhance and study effective curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation in STEM.

In this solicitation, the acronym STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that includes biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields); physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science); mathematical sciences; computer and information sciences; geosciences; engineering; and technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.)

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 2/2/2016 12 PM
Application to Agency: 5/16/2016
Limit on Number of Applications: 1 (from each school/college that awards degrees in an eligible field)
Estimated Program Funding: $50-70M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 60-80

 

Trinity Health Foundation (Large Grants)

Each year, Trinity describes several Trinity Health Initiatives and solicits Requests for Proposals (RFP). Trinity will pursue five initiatives with its grants in 2016:

  • Access to Preventive Care
  • Healthy Life Choices
  • Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
  • Family Strengthening
  • Open topic

Please contact Susan Ballentine (ballentine@utk.edu) for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 2/4/2016 12 PM
Application to Agency: 3/29/2016
Limit on Number of Applications: 1
Estimated Program Funding: $15K per award
Anticipated No. of Awards: TBD