Research Announcements

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Limited Submission: Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38) Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - The purpose of this program is to recruit and retain outstanding, postdoctoral-level health professionals who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as clinician-investigators. To address the growing need for this critical component of the research workforce, this funding opportunity seeks applications from institutional programs that can provide outstanding mentored research opportunities for Resident-Investigators and foster their ability to transition to individual career development research awards. The program will support institutions to provide support for up to 2 years of research conducted by Resident-Investigators in structured programs for clinician-investigators with defined program milestones.
NIH MIRA Funding Mechanism Lunch and Learn: Aug. 7, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - Bring your lunch and learn more about the NIGMS Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) for early stage and established investigators.
NIH Common Fund 4D Nucleome: RFI Friday, July 13, 2018 - The NIH Common Fund 4D Nucleome program has released a Request for Information to solicit feedback from the national and international scientific community on the challenges that remain towards a comprehensive analysis of the mammalian 4D nucleome.
NSF: Research Assistantships for High School Students Friday, July 13, 2018 - NSF will consider requests that broaden participation of high school students, particularly those who are underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and women in sub-disciplines where they are underrepresented.
NSF: Research Experience for Teachers, Funding Opportunity in the Biological Sciences Thursday, July 12, 2018 - RET is a professional development opportunity for K-12 science educators through research experiences at the emerging frontiers of science in order to bring new knowledge into the classroom.
Limited Submission: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by (1) increasing the pool of current and future Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical neuroscience research; and (2) facilitating the career advancement/transition of the participants to the next step of their neuroscience careers.
Limited Submission: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth.
Limited Submission: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Monday, July 9, 2018 - The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.
Limited Submission: NEH Media Projects – Development and Production Grants Monday, July 2, 2018 - Development Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. These grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script or treatment and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement. Production Grants support the production and distribution of digital projects, films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage the public.
Limited Submission: ORAU Events Sponsorship Program Monday, July 2, 2018 - Up to $4,000 can be requested to support events which involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.
EDEN: Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative Monday, July 2, 2018 - FADI EDEN will fund one project that will deliver education, strategic partnerships, administration, and communication activities, including the coordination of the development, implementation, and enhancement of diverse capabilities for addressing threats to the U.S. agriculture and food system with special emphasis on planning, training, outreach activities related to vulnerability analyses, incident response, and detection/prevention technologies.
NNSA: Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (RFI) Friday, June 29, 2018 - The National Nuclear Security Administration Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program announces that the Request for Information (RFI) has been posted for the program's third phase.
RW Johnson Foundation: Evaluating Four-day School Week Friday, June 29, 2018 - This opportunity will provide up to $1 million to support an evaluation of a four-day school week policy in rural settings and an associated cost study.
Limited Submission: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based masters and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.
Limited Submission: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5) Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - The NIH Director's Early Independence Award supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research essentially directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. 
Limited Submission: Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems Friday, June 22, 2018 - The intent of the Investigator in MMLS program is to help the research careers of outstanding scientists working on mathematical and theoretical approaches to topics in the life sciences. Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of nominees’ potential for scientific accomplishment in these areas.
Limited Submission: Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer Science Friday, June 22, 2018 - The Simons Investigators program aims to provide a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term investigations of fundamental questions in their fields. The intent of the program is to support these scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing new research directions, providing leadership in the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists.
Guidance on opening and closing laboratories Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - The Office of Research Safety ensures university laboratories are opened and closed safely. Staff can advise researchers of the various free Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) services and coordinate services among compliance offices.
Limited Submission: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, and university faculty and students to enhance the scientific disciplinary knowledge and capacity of STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation in authentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers.
New F&A Rates (IDC) Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - New rates should be used for all proposals submitted after 07/01/2018
Delay: Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects Monday, June 18, 2018 - Substantial revisions to the federal regulations for the protection of human participants in research (Common Rule) may become effective on July 19, 2018. These changes will apply to all new studies submitted for IRB determination or review on or after July 19, 2018.
Kresge Foundation: Advancing innovative, multi-sectoral policy solutions in human services Monday, June 18, 2018 - The Kresge Foundation wants to help groundbreaking ideas enter the mainstream at the state and national level and encourage collaboration across multiple sectors including the public sector, private sector, philanthropy and nonprofit organizations. 
RW Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas Monday, June 18, 2018 - The goal of the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal funding opportunity is to explore; to look into the future and put health first as we design for changes in how we live, learn, work and play; to wade into uncharted territory in order to better understand what new trends, opportunities and breakthrough ideas can enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible.
European Union General Data Protection Regulation Compliance Policy Monday, June 18, 2018 - Are you conducting research in the European Union? A new institutional policy is available on the EITS website.
Gates Foundation: Single dose, pre-filled, injection device Monday, June 18, 2018 - This project is to design and build an initial prototype of a dual-chamber, prefilled, single-dose injection device. These devices will be required in the global health space to enable simple, intuitive reconstitution and injection of drug products that require storage in the dry state (powder or cakes) in remote in-home settings.
NIFA: Comparative Genomics Research Program Monday, June 18, 2018 - NIFA invites application for research developing comparative approaches that can be used to understand genome structure and function and the relationship between genomic features and phenotypes.
ARCS Foundation Award 2018-19 Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - The 2018-19 ARCS Foundation Award opportunity provides financial support to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research at the doctoral level. This year, the University of Georgia and the ARCS Foundation – Atlanta Chapter … Continued
NIHCM: Health Care Journalism Grants Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Grants will support timely health care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans and that examines emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality and access.
Space Technology Research Institutes Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - The Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking to invest, via research institutes, in university-led, multi-disciplinary basic research and technology development within particular area of strong interest to NASA and the wider aerospace community.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications from eligible organizations to support a National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), a program that provides the public with objective, science-based information on pesticide-related subjects through a web site, toll-free telephone service, and outreach. Trained experts respond to questions on the risks associated with pesticide use, restrictions on pesticide use, who to contact for regulatory enforcement, how to report information on a potential incident, and more. Secondarily, NPIC staff will collect information on suspected incidents that callers give voluntarily. 
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Rural Cooperative Development Grants (RCDG) Thursday, May 31, 2018 - The Rural Cooperative Development Grant program helps improve the economic condition of rural areas by helping individuals and businesses start, expand or improve rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses through Cooperative Development Centers. Grants are awarded through a national competition.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30) Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for the Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) program to provide administrative and shared research support to enhance HIV/AIDS research.  D-CFARs provide core facilities, expertise, resources and services not readily obtained through more traditional funding mechanisms.  Additionally, D-CFARs provide support to assist investigators in the development of a competitive standard CFAR.  The program emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration across all areas of HIV/AIDS research.  
(OPEN) Limited Submission: National Endowment of the Arts Research Labs Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Our five-year research agenda aims to build public knowledge about the arts’ contributions to individuals and society. Through the NEA Research Labs (“Research Labs”), we seek to extend this agenda and its impact by cultivating a series of transdisciplinary research partnerships, grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, to produce and report empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and nonarts sectors alike. Each Research Lab will define its own agenda, conduct a research program to implement that agenda, and prepare reports that will contribute substantively to a wider understanding of one of three areas of special interest to the NEA.
Limited Submission: Sloan Research Fellowships Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These fellowships are awarded yearly to researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Winners represent the best young scholars across eight fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics.
NORD: Rare Disease Research Grant Program Thursday, May 24, 2018 - The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the leading independent, nonprofit organization committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders, announces the availability of new research grants to support the study of eight rare diseases. The initial application … Continued
NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award 2019 Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Supports individuals or teams proposing projects that are inherently risky and untested but have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms.
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award 2019 Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Supports exceptionally creative early career scientists proposing innovative and high-impact projects. Note: The NIH definition of an Early Stage Investigator now includes clinical training.
New research animal housing policy Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - The IACUC has passed a new policy clarifying where research animals can be housed based on the species, funding sources, and type of research and/or teaching activity.
William T. Grant Scholars Program Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers' expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.
Griffin Poetry Prize Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - For the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize, books of poetry must be published between January 1st and December 31st, 2018. Each prize is worth $65,000 CAD.
NIH: Understanding Skeletal Effects of Type 1 Diabetes Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for studies to understand the effects of type 1 diabetes (T1D) on bone mass and quality and/or fracture risk. Researchers may propose investigations in newly recruited subjects or using subjects and/or samples from ongoing clinical studies of individuals with for T1D. 
Gates Foundation: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - The goal of this Grand Challenge is to identify novel, transformative concepts that will lead to development of universal influenza vaccines offering protection from morbidity and mortality caused by all subtypes of circulating and emerging (drifted and shifted) Influenza A subtype viruses and Influenza B lineage viruses for at least three to five years.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Our Town Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical and/or social outcomes. Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into strategies for strengthening communities.
John and Alice Tyler Prize Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - The Tyler Prize is awarded for achievements in environmental science, policy, energy and health-conferring great benefit upon humanity. Recipients of the Tyler Prize are honored in an illustrious ceremony, presented with the Tyler Prize medallion and awarded USD$200,000.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Mallinckrodt Grants Monday, May 7, 2018 - The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. The funds are designed to provide faculty members with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Grants are competitively provided to investigators based on their proposals, selected from applicants on an annual basis. Applicants should be in the first to fourth year of their tenure track faculty position and not have current R01 funding. Grants are usually $60,000 and funding commences on October 1.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: SEC Faculty Travel Program Monday, May 7, 2018 - The Southeastern Conference (SEC) Faculty Travel Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. It gives faculty members from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research.
Summer Grant Writing Workshop for Faculty Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - This summer, the Office for Proposal Enhancement is offering a 6-hour, 2-part grant proposal writing workshop. We’re offering it twice this summer, so pick the dates that work for you! These intensive sessions will strengthen your grant writing skills, targeting … Continued
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Education and Workforce Development Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development (AFRI EWD) (formerly the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative, or ELI) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Searle Scholars Program Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - The Searle Scholars Program is a limited submission award program which makes grants to selected academic and research institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants annually.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: W. M. Keck Foundation Research Program Friday, April 27, 2018 - The Research Program sponsored by the W. M. Keck Foundation seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas: (1) Medical Research and (2) Science and Engineering. Successful projects are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. As such, they are typically high-risk, high-reward projects that other funding agencies have shied away from (Keck values proposal reviews that demonstrate this point). Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies. Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2 million or less.