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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Oct. 2

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges Explorations is seeking innovative global health and development solutions and is now accepting proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.

Proposals are being accepted online until November 11, 2015 for the following challenges:

New Interventions for Global Health: Vaccine Manufacturing. This challenge focuses on innovations in vaccine manufacturing platforms designed to lower production cost for vaccines that target diseases of great global burden and that are among the most costly to produce with current technologies.

Letters of Intent will be accepted until November 5, 2015. Read more about this grant opportunity here.

Grand Challenges Africa: In addition, the African Academy of Sciences and the New Partnership for African Development have launched Grand Challenges Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. This program joins others within the Grand Challenges family of grant programs supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its partners. Grand Challenges Africa will build on the global success of Grand Challenges programs in India, Brazil, and South Africa, as well as the strong base of Africa Grand Challenges grantees already funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and USAID. For more information please visit AAS.

For details and application instructions on these challenges, please visit the new Grand Challenges website.


NIH Opportunities

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  • NIH BRAIN Initiative: Foundations of Non-Invasive Functional Human Brain Imaging and Recording – Bridging Scales and Modalities (R01) (RFA-MH-16-750)
  • NCCIH Phased Innovation Award for Mechanistic Studies to Optimize Mind and Body Interventions in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R61/R33) (RFA-AT-16-005)
  • NCCIH Phase II Innovation Award for Mechanistic Studies to Optimize Mind and Body Interventions in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R33) (RFA-AT-16-006)
  • NIA Major Opportunities for Research in Epidemiology of Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Resilience (R01) (PAR-15-356)
  • NIA Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease in the Context of the Aging Brain (R01) (PAR-15-357)
  • NIA Capturing Complexity in the Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Involved in the Etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (R01) (PAR-15-358)
  • NIA Novel Approaches to Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease & Predicting Progression (R01) (PAR-15-359)
  • NIDCD Limited Competition for the Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS) (U01) (PAR-15-355)
  • NINR Centers in Self-Management of Symptoms: Building Research Teams for the Future (P20) (RFA-NR-16-001)
  • NINR Centers of Excellence in Self-Management of Symptoms (P30) (RFA-NR-16-002)

Limited Submissions

Find information about limited submissions on the Limited Submissions Opportunities page

Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms and Modeling for Manufacturing

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to establish DOE’s third Manufacturing Innovation Institute under the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI). The opportunity to be addressed in this FOA is the research, development and demonstration of Smart Manufacturing technology to enable cost effective information and communication technologies for the real-time management and control of energy in manufacturing across the unit-process, facility, enterprise, and supply chain.

The application process will include two phases: a Concept Paper phase and a Full Application phase. Only Applicants who have submitted an eligible Concept Paper will be eligible to submit a Full Application. An informational webinar will be held on 10/06/2015 at 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time. Register here.

EERE is compiling a Teaming Partner List to facilitate the formation of new project teams for this FOA. The Teaming Partner List will be available on EERE Exchange at https://eere-Exchange.energy.gov under FOA DE-FOA-0001263.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 10/7/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 11/4/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $70M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 1

 

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC)

The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team collaborating with a least one industry partner.. The partnership will carry out research to advance, adapt, and integrate technology(ies) into a specified, human-centered smart service system. The selected service system should function as a technology test bed.

Service systems are socio-technical configurations of people, technologies, organizations, and information designed to create value by fulfilling the needs of those participating in the system. A “smart” service system is a system that amplifies or augments human capabilities to identify, learn, adapt, monitor and make decisions.

Webinars will be held to answer questions about the solicitation. Register on the PFI:BIC website where details will be posted.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 10/9/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 1/27/2016
Estimated Program Funding: $10M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 10

 

Superfund Hazardous Substance Research & Training Program (P42)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) invites applications for a Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center grant. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, training, and research support functions. The scope of the SRP Centers is taken directly from the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and includes: (1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; (2) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; (3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and (4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 10/9/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 4/11/2016
Estimated Program Funding: $20M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 10

 

Urban Waters Small Grants

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals for projects that will advance EPA’s water quality and environmental justice goals. Proposed projects will address urban runoff pollution through diverse partnerships that produce multiple community benefits, with emphasis on underserved communities. Note that proposed project activities must take place entirely within one of the Eligible Geographic Areas, as illustrated on the interactive map provided on the Urban Waters Small Grants mapping website.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 10/7/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 11/20/2015
Estimated Program Funding; $1.6M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 40


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