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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Nov. 13

NSF Opportunities

Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) NSF 16-512

This program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, geosciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering that lead towards the further development of the interdisciplinary field of data science.

The solicitation invites two types of proposals: “Foundations” (F): those developing or studying fundamental theories, techniques, methodologies, and technologies of broad applicability to big data problems; and “Innovative Applications” (IA): those developing techniques, methodologies, and technologies of key importance to a Big Data problem directly impacting at least one specific application. Proposals in all areas of sciences and engineering covered by participating directorates at NSF are welcome. Data-driven solutions must carefully ascribe quality and provenance to results in a manner that is helpful to the users of the results. Research on visualization techniques and models will be necessary for serving not only the experts, who are collecting the data, but also those who are users of the data, including “cross-over” scientists who may be working with big data and analytics for the first time, and those using the data for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches related to all of these areas of study.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant or Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 27 to 35
Anticipated Funding Amount: $200,000 to 500,000 per year, for 3 or 4 years; minimum total award size is $400,000
Full Proposal Deadline: Feb. 9, 2016


Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) NSF 16-513
The emphasis of this program is on research on new manufacturing processes and methods to overcome the key scientific and engineering barriers that prevent the production of useful nanomaterials and nanostructures and their integration into nanodevices and nanosystems at an industrially relevant scale, reliably, and at low cost and within sustainability and environmental, health and safety (EHS) guidelines.Proposals should target nanomanufacturing processes with a clear commercial relevance, and should consider addressing key aspects of the nanomanufacturing value chain of nano-scale building-blocks to complex nanostructures to functional devices to integrated systems:

  • Novel scalable processes and techniques for large-area or continuous manufacturing of nano-scale materials and structures and their assembly and integration into higher order structures, devices and systems;
  • Fundamental scientific research in key, well-defined technical areas that are compellingly justified as approaches to overcome critical scientific and engineering barriers to scale-up and integration; and
  • Design principles for production systems leading to nanomanufacturing tools, systems and platforms; identification of metrology, instrumentation, standards and control methodologies needed for process control and to assess quality and yield; identification of environmental and energy footprints, as applicable.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 5 to 8
Anticipated Funding Amount: $250,000-375,000 per year for four years
Full Proposal Deadline: Feb. 16, 2016

NIH Opportunities

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  • NCI Research Specialist Award (R50)
  • NICHD Advancing Understanding, Prevention and Management of Infections Transmitted from Women to their Infants (R21)
  • NICHD Advancing Understanding, Prevention, and Management of Infections Transmitted from Women to their Infants (R01)
  • NIEHS / NCI Breast Cancer and the Environment Communication Research Initiative (R03)
  • NIEHS / NCI Breast Cancer and the Environment Communication Research Initiative (R21)
  • NINDS / NIDA Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): Development and Validation of Model Systems and/or Pharmacodynamic Markers to Facilitate the Discovery of Neurotherapeutics (R21/R33)
  • NINR / NCCIH Applying Metabolomics to Drive Biomarker Discovery in Symptom Science (R21)
  • NINR / NCCIH Applying Metabolomics to Drive Biomarker Discovery in Symptom Science (R01)

Limited Submissions

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

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars who demonstrate leadership in research and education in the chemical sciences. Applicants must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2010.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 11/18/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 2/10/2016
Estimated Program Funding: $75K per award
Anticipated No. of Awards: 5-6

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