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Information about the funding opportunities and federal agency notices listed below follows, including links to the full requests for proposals or agency publications.

COVID-19-related opportunities in RED.

International opportunities in Italics

Weekly award listings.

Supplements

Directorate for Engineering/NSF

Dear Colleague Letter: Opportunity for Active EFRI and ERC Awardees to Apply for Supplemental Funding through the Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Support Emerging Physician-Scientists to Develop Research Expertise in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases

National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS

Limited Competition: Renewal of, and Revisions to, the Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

Emergency Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Awards (Emergency Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)

Simons Foundation

SFARI Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED)

Limited Submissions

National Science Foundation

Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central)

Arts & Humanities

Delmas (Gladys Krieble) Foundation

Humanities Program

Department of Housing & Urban Development

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program  

Department of the Air Force

Archaeological Services (Bellows Air Force Station)

Institute of Museum & Library Services

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums  

Institute of Museum & Library Services

National Leadership Grants for Museums  

Institute of Museum & Library Services

Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff

National Endowment for the Humanities/Natl. Fndn. on the Arts & Humanities

Humanities Connections Grants

United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation

Regular Research Grants Program

Biomedical

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/DHHS

Disseminating and Implementing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Evidence into Practice through Interoperable Clinical Decision Support (R18)  

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Pilot Research Award

Directorate for Biological Sciences/NSF

Biology Integration Institutes (BII)

National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS

Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional)

National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS

Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS

NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS

RFA-DK-20-003 -- Liver Cirrhosis Network: Clinical Research Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Required)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS

RFA-DK-20-004 -- Liver Cirrhosis Network: Scientific and Data Coordination Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS

Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH/DHHS

NIMHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

RFA-OD-20-005 -- Transformative Research Award for the INCLUDE (Investigation of Co-occurring Conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndrome) Project (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Department of Defense/ Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
DoD Rare Cancers, Concept Award

Food and Drug Administration
Advance conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS)

Food and Drug Administration
Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Alliance

Health Resources and Services Administration 
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

National Institutes of Health/ Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
NICHD Program Project Grants for HIV Research (P01 Clinical Trial Optional) Synopsis

National Institutes of Health/ National Institute on Aging
Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health/ National Institute on Aging
Mechanisms of Selective Vulnerability in LBD and FTD (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health/ National Cancer Institute 
Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health/ National Cancer Institute 
Limited Competition: Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (U24 Clinical Trial Required)

National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
NIAID New Innovators Awards (DP2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health/ National Library of Medicine
NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities to Improve Health Outcomes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ERA
Exploratory/Developmental Grants Related to the World Trade Center Health Program

Centers for Disease Control - CSELS
CDC Partnership: Strengthening Public Health Laboratories

Business

Clements Center for Southwest Studies

Business History Travel Research Grants

Hilton (Conrad N.) Foundation

Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize

National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture

Small Business Innovation Research Phase I

Office of Science/Department of Energy

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) FY 2021 Phase I Release 1   

Office of Science/Department of Energy

Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) FY 2021 Phase I Release 1    

United Nations Development Programme

Open Call for Innovations Addressing South Africa’s Water Challenges: Water Access and Provision during the COVID 19 Pandemic

US-UK Fulbright Commission

British Friends of Harvard Business School MBA Awards

Education

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Excellence Awards

National Endowment for the Humanities/Natl. Fndn. on the Arts & Humanities

Humanities Connections Grants

Office of Postsecondary Education/Department of Education

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE): Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity (IREPO) Grants

U.S. Department of Education
Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity (IREPO) Grant Program Competition (FIPSE Competitive Grant)

Engineering/Technology

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Science of Atomic Vapors for New Technologies (SAVaNT)

Department of the Air Force

RFP -- AMENDMENT -- Terahertz (THz) Communications  

Directorate for Engineering/NSF

Dear Colleague Letter: Opportunity for Active EFRI and ERC Awardees to Apply for Supplemental Funding through the Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program

Environmental Protection Agency

FY21 Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment Grants

Golden Field Office/Department of Energy

Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program

Department of Energy/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy/Advanced Manufacturing Office 
Request for Information for Materials that Withstand Harsh Environments

Department of Energy/ Solar Energy Technologies Office 
Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program

Department of Defense/ Acquisition Directorate
Acquisition Research Program (ARP)

Supplements

Directorate for Engineering/NSF

Dear Colleague Letter: Opportunity for Active EFRI and ERC Awardees to Apply for Supplemental Funding through the Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program

Application Deadline: 06-Nov-2020

Summary: The National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering (NSF/ENG) continually seeks to advance scientific progress in research and innovation while broadening participation of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) seeks to inform the community about an opportunity to pursue both goals through supplements from the Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program to active Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) research awards and active Engineering Research Center (ERC) awards. Active EFRI and ERC awardees may apply for supplemental funding from the REM program via FastLane. REM funding will support costs associated with bringing Research Participants (RPs) into the research environment over the summer to participate in mentored activities and research aligned with the ERC- and EFRI-supported research goals. REM supplement recipients are encouraged to extend structured mentoring into the academic year.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Support Emerging Physician-Scientists to Develop Research Expertise in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases

Application Deadline: 03-Feb-2021

Summary: The purpose of the NIDDK’s Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEMD) Administrative Supplement Program is to enable additional clinical perspectives to be brought to on-going research projects within the Division's mission and to enhance the research expertise of selected physicians.The program will provide supplementary funds to support advanced research opportunities for exceptional emerging physician-scientists (hereafter, "candidates") holding the MD or equivalent or MD/PhD degrees, and who are early in their research careers.

National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS

Limited Competition: Renewal of, and Revisions to, the Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: 05-Oct-2020

Summary: National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites the NIA Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium to submit revision and/or renewal applications in the area of the genetics of Alzheimer's Disease. This program will use the NIH U01 Research Project Cooperative Agreements award mechanism.

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

Emergency Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Awards (Emergency Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: Continuous Submission

Summary: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hereby notify the applicant community that funds may be available for applications based on a presidentially declared disaster under the Stafford Act, a public health emergency declared by the Secretary, HHS, or other local, regional or national disaster. Applications in response to Emergency Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) will be routed directly to the NIH awarding component signed on to the Emergency NOSI.

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: Continuous Submission

Summary: National Institutes of Health (NIH) hereby notify Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of NIH research grants listed in the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that funds may be available for administrative supplements to meet increased costs that are within the scope of the approved award, but were unforeseen when the new or renewal application or grant progress report for non-competing continuation support was submitted.  Applications for administrative supplements are considered prior approval requests (as described in Section 8.1.2.11 of the NIH Grants Policy Statement) and will be routed directly to the Grants Management Officer of the parent award. Although requests for administrative supplements may be submitted through this FOA, there is no guarantee that funds are available from the awarding IC or for any specific grant. All applicants are encouraged to discuss potential requests with the awarding IC. Additionally, prior to submission, applicants must review the awarding IC's web site to ensure they meet the IC's requirements.

Simons Foundation

SFARI Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED)

Application Deadline: Continuous Submission

Summary: The SFARI Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED) is a new program that provides supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level. The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candidates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment. The budget is up to $100,000 per year for up to three years.

Limited Submissions

National Science Foundation

Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central)

Application Deadline: 12-Nov-2020

Summary: NSF's Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea is a national-scale activity to enable new modes of data-driven discovery that will allow fundamental questions to be asked and answered at the frontiers of science and engineering. In 2019, the HDR Big Idea launched three parallel efforts in pursuit of these aims: Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering (I-DIRSE), HDR: Transdisciplinary Research In Principles Of Data Science Phase I (HDR TRIPODS Phase I), and Data Science Corps (DSC). To engage participants across these efforts and amplify their impacts, this program solicits proposals for a nationwide HDR Coordination Hub, called HDR Central. The overarching purpose of HDR Central will be to increase the impact of the HDR Big Idea by supporting coordination and communication among all HDR projects, and by sharing HDR efforts and outcomes with the public.

Limited Submission:  This is a limited submission funding award opportunity. UAB may submit one (1) application. If you wish to prepare an application on behalf of UAB, please contact the Research Development Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Arts & Humanities

Delmas (Gladys Krieble) Foundation

Humanities Program

Application Deadline: Continuous Submission

Summary: The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized.

Department of Housing & Urban Development

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program  

Application Deadline: 16-Dec-2020

Summary: Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that are expected to achieve the following three core goals: 1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood; 2. People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth with services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and 3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.

Department of the Air Force

Archaeological Services (Bellows Air Force Station)

Application Deadline: 06-Sep-2020

Summary: The synopsis/solicitation is according to the following: 1. SOLICITATION: Request for Quote (RFQ) number is FA521520Q8041. 2. SET ASIDE: This requirement is 100% Small Business Set-Aside. 3. NAICS: The applicable NAICS is 712120, Historical Sites; the size standard is $8.0 Million. 4. Description of requirement: See attachment 1 – Statement of Work 5. Period of Performance: Within 14 calendar days of award (14 calendar days to complete work) 6. Performance Location: BAFS Waimanalo, HI

Institute of Museum & Library Services

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums  

Application Deadline: 16-Nov-2020

Summary: Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program. It is designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. IMLS invites applications that focus on providing rich learning experiences for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances; supporting partnerships aimed at assessing and addressing the needs of their communities; strengthening the role of museums as trusted stewards of the collections in their care; and/or expanding access to collections and associated resources

Institute of Museum & Library Services

National Leadership Grants for Museums  

Application Deadline: 16-Nov-2020

Summary: The goal of National Leadership Grants (NLG) for Museums is to support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can strengthen services for the American public.

Institute of Museum & Library Services

Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff

Application Deadline: 16-Nov-2020

Summary: Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff is a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program with the goal of strengthening the ability of an individual museum to serve its public through professional development activities that cut across various departments to generate systemic change within the museum. 

Projects should align with one of the following four categories
Digital Technology
Diversity and Inclusion
Evaluation
Organizational Management

National Endowment for the Humanities/Natl. Fndn. on the Arts & Humanities

Humanities Connections Grants

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2020 [Optional]

Summary: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Education Programs is accepting applications for the Humanities Connections program. The purpose of this program is to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students

United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation

Regular Research Grants Program

Application Deadline: 18-Nov-2020

Summary: The United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Research Grants program is the main program of the BSF, and it funds both U.S. and Israeli scientists who wish to work together. 

Biomedical

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/DHHS

Disseminating and Implementing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Evidence into Practice through Interoperable Clinical Decision Support (R18)  

Application Deadline: 25-Jan-2021

Summary: This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites R18 grant applications that disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research evidence in clinical practice by scaling computer-based, interoperable clinical decision support.

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Pilot Research Award

Application Deadline: 03-Dec-2020

Summary: The AASLD Foundation Pilot Research Award supports highly innovative research ideas (basic, clinical, or translational research) that have a clear potential to produce high-impact results, but have little or no preliminary data to successfully compete for funding from other sources. Awards of $50,000 will be provided over one year.

Directorate for Biological Sciences/NSF

Biology Integration Institutes (BII)

Application Deadline: 13-Jan-2021

Summary: The Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program supports collaborative teams of researchers investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology. Integration across biological disciplines is essential if we hope to understand the diverse and ever-increasing data streams of modern biology and tackle emergent questions about living organisms and the environment. Biology Integration Institutes will focus on biological themes that enable the discoveries of life's innovations. The outcomes from biological integration will inspire new biotechnologies and applications to drive our bioeconomy and provide solutions to societal challenges. While this solicitation focuses on the integration of biological subdisciplines, any field beyond biology may be included as needed to address the overarching biological theme.

National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS

Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional)

Application Deadline: 17-Apr-2021 [Optional][LOI/Pre-App]

Summary: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support developmental/exploratory studies in preparation for health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, or treatment services research to improve health in Native American (NA) populations.  Applications may include 1) etiologic research, where there is a significant gap in knowledge, that will directly inform intervention development or adaptations, 2) research to develop and pilot test new or adapted interventions for feasibility, acceptability, and scalability, 3) research to test the short-term efficacy of interventions, 4) where a sufficient body of knowledge on intervention efficacy exists, research on strategies to overcome barriers to the adoption, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of effective interventions.

National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS

Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: 17-Apr-2021 [Optional][LOI/Pre-App]

Summary: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research on interventions to improve health in Native American (NA) populations. This includes 1) etiologic research, where there is a significant gap in knowledge, that will directly inform intervention development or adaptations, 2) research that develops, adapts, or tests the efficacy or effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions, 3) research that tests culturally informed treatment or recovery interventions and 4) where a sufficient body of knowledge on intervention efficacy exists, research on dissemination and implementation that develops and tests strategies to overcome barriers to the adoption, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of effective interventions.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS

NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: 07-Sep-2020

Summary: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications for exploratory and developmental research projects that fall within the NICHD mission by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. This FOA will use the NIH R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant award mechanism.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS

RFA-DK-20-003 -- Liver Cirrhosis Network: Clinical Research Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Required)

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2020 [Optional][LOI/Pre-App]

Summary: The NIDDK is proposing the establishment of the Liver Cirrhosis Network through this Funding Opportunity Announcement which is seeking Clinical Centers; and in conjunction with RFA-DK-20-004 seeking a single Scientific Data Coordination Center, in order to promote clinical and translational research on cirrhosis of the liver in adults.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS

RFA-DK-20-004 -- Liver Cirrhosis Network: Scientific and Data Coordination Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2020 [Optional][LOI/Pre-App]

Summary: The NIDDK is proposing the establishment of the Liver Cirrhosis Network through this Funding Opportunity Announcement which is seeking Clinical Centers; and in conjunction with RFA-DK-20-004 seeking a single Scientific Data Coordination Center, in order to promote clinical and translational research on cirrhosis of the liver in adults.

National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS

Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: 07-Sep-2020

Summary: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) invite applications for (a) pilot and/or feasibility testing of innovative new, revised, or adapted prevention intervention approaches to prevent or delay the initiation and onset of drug and alcohol use, the progression to misuse or problem use or alcohol and other substance use disorder, reduce drinking and driving and deaths related to impaired driving, prevent suicide attempts (nonfatal and fatal), and the drug- or alcohol-related acquisition or transmission of HIV infection and viral hepatitis among diverse populations and settings; and, (b) pre-trial feasibility and acceptability testing for prevention services and systems research. It is expected that research conducted via this mechanism will consist of studies that are a pre-requisite for preparing and submitting subsequent applications for larger scale drug or alcohol abuse prevention and/or drug- or alcohol-related HIV prevention intervention studies.

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH/DHHS

NIMHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: 07-Sep-2020

Summary: NIMHD invites applications to support short-term exploratory or developmental research projects that have the potential to break new ground in the fields of minority health and/or health disparities or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications that can directly contribute to improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities in the U.S.

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

RFA-OD-20-005 -- Transformative Research Award for the INCLUDE (Investigation of Co-occurring Conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndrome) Project (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: 04-Oct-2020 [Optional][LOI/Pre-App]

Summary: The NIH INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE (INCLUDE) Project is soliciting Transformative Research Award applications to support individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and in any topic relevant to Down syndrome-related research or co-occurring conditions are welcome. No preliminary data are required. Projects must clearly demonstrate, based on the strength of the logic, a compelling potential to produce a major impact in research related to Down syndrome.

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: 07-Sep-2020

Summary: The purpose of the NIH Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) is to provide support to mid-career health-professional doctorates for protected time to devote to patient-oriented research (POR) and to act as research mentors for junior clinical investigators pursuing POR research, such as clinical residents and/or junior clinical faculty.

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: 07-Sep-2020

Summary: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

National Institutes of Health/DHHS

NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: 07-Sep-2020

Summary: The NIH Research Project Grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions.

Department of Defense/ Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA

DoD Rare Cancers, Concept Award

Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2020

Summary: DHA manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation appropriation. The execution management agent for this Program Announcement is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The RCRP was initiated in 2020to provide support for research of exceptional scientific merit in the area of rare cancers research.

Food and Drug Administration

Advance conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS)

Summary: The purpose of this FOA is to assist State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) retail food regulatory programs with achieving conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS), helping to fulfill training needs, tracking inspector standardization, and other projects to provide jurisdictions resources to reduce the retail foodborne illness risk factors. The grantee may provide financial assistance to SLTT retail food regulatory programs to pursue projects that will advance conformance with the VNRFRPS.

Food and Drug Administration

Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Alliance

Summary: 1. Assist FDA in meeting provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act;
2. Support the efforts of Federal, State, and local government agencies to build an Integrated National Food Safety System;
3. Establish systems for sharing, promotion, and collaboration of best practices, guidance documents, sampling plans, procedures, memorandums of understanding, and other tools to foster mutual reliance between Federal, State and local manufactured food regulatory programs and public health agencies;
4. Assist FDA in the identification, development, delivery, promotion, and/or attendance of food safety and defense training programs to support conformance with regulatory program standards and provisions of FSMA;
5. Support the advancement of the regulatory program standards and other initiatives that advance integration, including hosting in-person meetings.

Health Resources and Services Administration 

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2020

Summary: This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist integrated health care networks in becoming operational.

National Institutes of Health/ Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 

NICHD Program Project Grants for HIV Research (P01 Clinical Trial Optional) Synopsis

Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2021

Summary: The mission of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is to lead research and training to understand human development, improve reproductive health, enhance the lives of children and adolescents, and optimize abilities for all. With respect to HIV/AIDS research, NICHD supports and conducts domestic and international research and NIH research training and career development programs related to the epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, and prevention of HIV infection and its complications in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant and nonpregnant women.

National Institutes of Health/ National Institute on Aging

Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: Oct 21, 2022

Summary: The overall goal of the NIH Research Career Development program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) support a variety of mentored and non-mentored career development award programs designed to foster the transition of new investigators to research independence and to support established investigators in achieving specific objectives. Candidates should review the different career development (K) award programs to determine the best program to support their goals. More information about Career programs may be found at the NIH Extramural Training Mechanisms website.

National Institutes of Health/ National Institute on Aging

Mechanisms of Selective Vulnerability in LBD and FTD (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: Oct 27, 2020

Summary: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage research applications that are focused on identifying mechanisms that may explain the characteristic selective vulnerability to abnormal protein deposition that is seen in the brains of patients with LBD or FTD. Since proteinopathy can become widespread and involve most of the brain in end-stage dementia, it is acceptable to consider a cell/circuit/region as selectively vulnerable if it is where the pathology starts (not just where it stays).

National Institutes of Health/ National Cancer Institute 

Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: May 04, 2023

Summary: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled "Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN)" is to expand the fundamental understanding of the processes pertinent to the use of nanotechnology in cancer. The goal of IRCN projects is to conduct mechanistic studies and generate new fundamental knowledge associated with the development of nanotechnology-based solutions to major problems in cancer biology and/or oncology.

National Institutes of Health/ National Cancer Institute 

Limited Competition: Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (U24 Clinical Trial Required)

Application Deadline: Nov 18, 2020

Summary: The purpose of this limited competition Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to continue the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). CCSS is a multi-institutional collaborative endeavor to assemble and maintain a research cohort of over 35,000 eligible five-year survivors of childhood cancer evaluable for late mortality studies and over 25,000 participants (14,000 diagnosed between 1970-1986 and 11,000 diagnosed between 1987 and 1999). Over 5000 siblings participate as control subjects. CCSS has established itself as the national resource for research on late effects and ongoing risks in survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer.

National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 

NIAID New Innovators Awards (DP2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: Oct 14, 2022

Summary: The purpose of the NIAID DP2 program is two-fold: research focused, and person focused. The NIAID DP2 program will provide support for creative, novel, high-impact research concepts that may be risky or at a stage too early to fare well in the traditional peer review process. The NIAID DP2 program is designed to facilitate the movement of exceptionally talented postdoctoral fellows into independent positions and to support exceptionally talented newly independent researchers (defined as within the first year of a faculty position or equivalent).

National Institutes of Health/ National Library of Medicine

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).

Application Deadline: Oct 21, 2022

Summary: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor when making health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. Because this FOA focuses on providing health information to health disparity populations, institutions with demonstrated commitment to the needs of health disparity communities (including Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)) are encouraged to apply.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities to Improve Health Outcomes

Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2021

Summary: The HHS Office of Minority Health is offering funding to support State and local collaborative teams in implementing a methodological framework and strategies for assessing and addressing structural racism in health policies, developed through a complementary policy academy initiative. In particular, awardees will: (1) Obtain governmental and public buy-in for engaging in this policy collaborative endeavor; (2) Create a multi-sector team (e.g., comprised of leadership from the governor's/mayor's office and health, behavioral health, child welfare, justice, education, commerce, community service and other agencies, and from community organizations); (3) Conduct a review of existing policies to identify the areas primed for a structural racism assessment; (4) Develop or revise a policy (or policies) to address structural racism and improve health outcomes; (5) Implement the new/revised policy and evaluate its impact on health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities within their jurisdiction; and (6) Create and implement strategies to communicate, sustain and spread policies resulting in improved health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ERA

Exploratory/Developmental Grants Related to the World Trade Center Health Program

Application Deadline: Dec 08, 2020

Summary: NIOSH seeks to achieve a suitable mix of projects that help advance treatment effectiveness and the understanding of health and well-being related to the September 2001 terrorist attacks.

Centers for Disease Control - CSELS

CDC Partnership: Strengthening Public Health Laboratories

Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2020

Summary: The purpose of this NOFO is to announce the availability of emergency supplemental funding to enable APHL to provide resources and technical assistance to enhance the infrastructure, and strengthen the capacity and capabilities of the nation's public health laboratories to adequately respond to the demands of COVID-19 testing, quality and safety, reporting data management, surveillance, and epidemiology.

Business

Clements Center for Southwest Studies

Business History Travel Research Grants

Application Deadline: Continuous Submission

Summary: Business History Travel Grants are available for scholars who are working on business related projects.  DeGolyer Library has numerous notable collections in this field including the archives of Texas Instruments, J. Erick Jonsson, J.C. Penny, Stanley Marcus, Belo Corporation (archives of the Dallas Morning News and other media outlets), and the Baldwin Locomotive works, as well as extensive collections of trade catalogs and photographs.

Hilton (Conrad N.) Foundation

Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Application Deadline: 01-Oct-2020

Summary: Following selection by an independent international jury, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awards an annual $2 million Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture

Small Business Innovation Research Phase I

Application Deadline: 22-Oct-2020

Summary: NIFA requests applications for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase II for fiscal year (FY) 2021 from previous SBIR Program Phase I awardees. This RFA is being released prior to the passage of an appropriations act for FY 2021. Enactment of additional continuing resolutions or an appropriations act may affect the availability or level of funding for this program and may delay the start date of Phase II grants.

Office of Science/Department of Energy

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) FY 2021 Phase I Release 1   

Application Deadline: 08-Sep-2020 [LOI/Pre-App]

Summary: Support is provided for research or research and development regarding advanced concepts on energy-related scientific or engineering problems and opportunities that could lead to significant public benefit. Eligible applicants are small business concerns located in the U.S.

Office of Science/Department of Energy

Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) FY 2021 Phase I Release 1    

Application Deadline: 08-Sep-2020 [LOI/Pre-App]

Summary: Support is provided for research or research and development regarding advanced concepts on energy-related scientific or engineering problems and opportunities that could lead to significant public benefit. Eligible applicants are small business concerns located in the U.S.

United Nations Development Programme

Open Call for Innovations Addressing South Africa’s Water Challenges: Water Access and Provision during the COVID 19 Pandemic

Application Deadline: 25-Aug-2020 [LOI/Pre-App]

Summary: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa requests applications from local innovators developing technologies/solutions addressing South Africa’s water challenges, particularly those which have been exacerbated or introduced during the COVID 19 pandemic.

US-UK Fulbright Commission

British Friends of Harvard Business School MBA Awards

Application Deadline: 09-Nov-2020

Summary: The Fulbright - British Friends of Harvard Business School Award provides funding for UK citizens to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School.

Education

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Excellence Awards

Application Deadline: 01-Oct-2020

Summary: Each year, NASPA recognizes the outstanding contributions of members who are transforming higher education through exceptional programs, innovative services, and effective administration. NASPA's Excellence Awards cover eleven categories crucial to the success of students and the continued growth of the student affairs profession.

National Endowment for the Humanities/Natl. Fndn. on the Arts & Humanities

Humanities Connections Grants

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2020 [Optional]

Summary: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Education Programs is accepting applications for the Humanities Connections program. The purpose of this program is to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Office of Postsecondary Education/Department of Education

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE): Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity (IREPO) Grants

Application Deadline: 10-Sep-2020 [LOI/Pre-App]

Summary: The purpose of the IREPO Grants, offered under section 18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), is to provide financial support to institutions of higher education (IHEs) with the greatest unmet needs related to coronavirus to enable them to resume operations, serve the needs of students, reduce disease transmission, and develop more resilient instructional delivery models, such as distance learning, to continue educating students who cannot or choose not to attend classroom-based instruction due to coronavirus. 

U.S. Department of Education

Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity (IREPO) Grant Program Competition (FIPSE Competitive Grant)

Summary: The program is designed to help intuitions of higher education emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic more resilient and expand educational opportunities for students. The grants can be utilized in a variety of ways, including resuming operations, supporting students, reducing disease transmission, and developing more agile instructional delivery models for students who cannot or choose not to attend classes in person. This grant program also recognizes the benefits to high school students of starting their college career early – while still in high school – and gives priority to applicants that plan to expand those opportunities to students who live or attend high school in an Opportunity Zone or rural community.

Engineering/Technology

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Science of Atomic Vapors for New Technologies (SAVaNT)

Application Deadline: 11-Sep-2020 [LOI/Pre-App]

Summary: The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals that significantly advance the performance of atomic vapors for electric field sensing and imaging, magnetic field sensing, and quantum information science (QIS). Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, systems, or novel applications of atomic vapors. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

Department of the Air Force

RFP -- AMENDMENT -- Terahertz (THz) Communications  

Application Deadline: 30-Sep-2022

Summary: Seeking innovative research to develop, and demonstrate innovative RF technologies above 100 GHz and associated networking strategies for future line of sight air to air communications capabilities.  The ultimate goal is to provide warfighters an interoperable, modular, and sustainable network connectivity fabric that satisfies Joint Service, Interagency, and Coalition tactical information exchange requirements for the relay of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor data, to shared situational awareness and reliable command & control (C2) dissemination.

Directorate for Engineering/NSF

Dear Colleague Letter: Opportunity for Active EFRI and ERC Awardees to Apply for Supplemental Funding through the Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program

Application Deadline: 06-Nov-2020

Summary: The National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering (NSF/ENG) continually seeks to advance scientific progress in research and innovation while broadening participation of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) seeks to inform the community about an opportunity to pursue both goals through supplements from the Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program to active Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) research awards and active Engineering Research Center (ERC) awards. Active EFRI and ERC awardees may apply for supplemental funding from the REM program via FastLane. REM funding will support costs associated with bringing Research Participants (RPs) into the research environment over the summer to participate in mentored activities and research aligned with the ERC- and EFRI-supported research goals. REM supplement recipients are encouraged to extend structured mentoring into the academic year.

Environmental Protection Agency

FY21 Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment Grants

Application Deadline: 28-Oct-2020

Summary: The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act (P.L. 115-141), requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish guidance for grants to assess and clean up brownfield sites. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. This guidance provides information on applying for Assessment Grants. 

Golden Field Office/Department of Energy

Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program

Application Deadline: 23-Sep-2020 [LOI/Pre-App]

Summary: The SETO 2020 Perovskite Funding Program seeks to advance perovskite photovoltaic technology development and competitiveness through projects in advanced device and manufacturing R&D and performance validation. The primary goals are to improve understanding of stability; establish methods to produce high-efficiency, stable devices using industry-relevant fabrication techniques; and develop test protocols that enable high confidence in long-duration field performance of perovskite-based photovoltaic technologies.

Department of Energy/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy/Advanced Manufacturing Office 
Request for Information for Materials that Withstand Harsh Environments
Application Deadline: September 21, 2020

Summary: Through this RFI, DOE seeks input on accelerated research, development, and deployment; testing and qualification methods; and cost-effective manufacturing routes for materials designed to operate under the following circumstances:

  • Corrosive environments
  • Very high temperature environments
  • High mechanical wear / stress conditions
  • Alloy embrittlement conditions
  • Other extreme conditions (e.g., extreme cryogenic)

Department of Energy/ Solar Energy Technologies Office 
Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program
Application Deadline: Dec 01, 2020
Summary:
The Perovskite Funding Program seeks to advance perovskite photovoltaic technology development and competitiveness through projects in economically viable device and manufacturing R&D and performance validation. The primary goals are to improve understanding of stability; establish methods to produce high-efficiency, stable devices using industry-relevant fabrication techniques; and develop test protocols that enable high confidence in long-duration field performance of perovskite-based photovoltaic technologies.

Department of Defense/ Acquisition Directorate
Acquisition Research Program (ARP)
Application Deadline: Sep 13, 2020
Summary:
ARP continues to seek research from these disciplinary perspectives: economics, finance, financial management, information systems, organization theory, operations management, human resources management,risk management, and marketing; as well as the traditional public procurement areas such as contracting, program/project management, logistics, test and evaluation and systems engineering management.