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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Oct. 16

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2016 (EFRI-2016 NSF 16-502)

This program of the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner. This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following two research areas:

  • Advancing Communication Quantum Information Research in Engineering (ACQUIRE)
  • New Light and Acoustic Wave Propagation: Breaking Reciprocity and Time-Reversal Symmetry (NewLAW)

This solicitation will be coordinated with the Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), within NSF. EFRI seeks proposals with transformative ideas that represent an opportunity for a significant shift in fundamental engineering knowledge with a strong potential for long term impact on national needs or a grand challenge. Proposals must meet detailed requirements delineated in the solicitation.

INFORMATION WEBCAST: The Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA) Office will hold an information workshop on October 23, 2015, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. to discuss the EFRI program and answer questions about this solicitation. Details will be posted on the EFMA website.

RSVP to Sharon Pound (spound@utk.edu) if you would like to participate in the webinar at Blount Hall.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 13
Anticipated Funding Amount: Up to $2 million over 4 years

Letter of Intent Deadline (required): Nov. 9, 2015
Pre-Proposal Deadline (required): Jan. 14, 2016
Full Proposal Deadline: Apr. 8, 2016

NIH Opportunities

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  • Related Sponsor: Limited Submission Brain Research Foundation 2016 Seed Grant Program (Link)
  • Related Sponsor: DHHS Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority releases three BAAs in support of medical countermeasures development (Link)
  • NIH BRAIN Initiative: Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01) (RFA-NS-16-008)
  • NIH Roadmap Initiatives Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Genomics, Epigenomics and Transcriptomics Chemical Analysis Sites (U24) (RFA-RM-15-010)
  • NIH Roadmap Initiatives Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Metabolomics and Proteomics Chemical Analysis Sites (U24) (RFA-RM-15-011)
  • NIH Roadmap Initiatives Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Bioinformatics Center (U24) (RFA-RM-15-012)
  • NIH Roadmap Initiatives Molecular
    Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium Coordinating Center (CCC) (U24) (RFA-RM-15-014)
  • NIH Roadmap Initiatives Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Clinical Centers (U01) (RFA-RM-15-015)
  • NCI / NIBIB Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health (UG3/UH3) (RFA-CA-15-024)

Limited Submissions

Find information about limited submissions on the Limited Submissions Opportunities page

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their initial tenure track appointment at the time of application are eligible.
The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines:

  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics/Computer Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Policy, Management, or Education

Please see the full RFP for complete information. Application submission will be conducted by Susan Ballentine, Director of Research Initiatives (ballentine@utk.edu).

Notification of Interest to ORE: 10/23/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 1/12/2016
Estimated Program Funding: $5K per award


Tennessee Arts Commission 2016 APS & RAPS Grant

The Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) is soliciting applications for arts projects in urban (APS) and rural (RAPS) counties. Proposed arts projects must involve one or more TAC recognized art forms, including: visual arts, craft, media, design, music, theater, dance, folk and ethnic, or literary arts. Example activities can be found in the full RFP. A project may start no earlier than July 1, 2016, and must end no later than June 15, 2017.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 10/30/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 1/19/2016
Estimated Program Funding: $ see opportunity

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