Research Announcements

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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.
Limited Submission: USDA Participant Research Innovation Laboratory for Enhancing WIC Services Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - The USDA anticipates awarding up to $2 million to support the creation of a Participant Research Innovation Laboratory to support and evaluate WIC (women, infants and children) local agency-initiated projects that design and implement strategies (including innovative tools and technical resources) to promote customer service surrounding WIC nutrition services tht contribute to retention of eligible participants. Developed strategies should focus on WIC service delivery sites or retail environments. Further, proposals should incorporate strategies that acknowledge the social and cultural diversity of WIC participants and those eligible for the Program.
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.
Limited Submission: Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) Monday, May 21, 2018 - Two-generational approaches focus on creating opportunities for and addressing needs of both at-risk children and their parents together. The purpose of the Rural Health IMPACT program is to implement evidence based two-generational strategies that promote health and well-being of children (prenatally to age 3) and create economic opportunities for their families.
Limited Submission: From Research to Practice: Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labor and Forced Labor Monday, May 21, 2018 - The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $2,800,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project(s) to accelerate the use of rigorous research by policymakers and practitioners in support of efforts to eliminate child labor and forced labor around the world. The project will achieve the following outcomes: (1) Increased ability of policymakers and practitioners to access rigorous research, data collection and analysis tools, and other relevant data needed to address child labor and forced labor internationally; (2) Increased understanding by researchers of the questions and knowledge gaps that need to be addressed to inform policy and program efforts to eliminate child labor and forced labor; (3) Improved capacity of researchers to study child labor and forced labor issues; and (4) Increased engagement of skilled multidisciplinary, policy-oriented researchers that carry out rigorous studies on child labor and forced labor issues.
Limited Submission: Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Thursday, May 17, 2018 - The purpose of the Fulbright-Hays GPA program is to promote, improve, and develop modern foreign languages and area studies at varying levels of education. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas to carry out research and study in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies. Projects must focus on one of more of the following geographic regions of the world: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), Eastern and Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. This competition will support both Fulbright-Hays GPA short term projects (GPA short-term projects) and Fulbright-Hays GPA long-term projects (GPA long-term projects).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Limited Submission: U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section FY 2018 Annual Program Statement Monday, April 30, 2018 - PAS Moscow invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Russia by highlighting shared values and promoting bilateral cooperation. All grant proposals must convey an American cultural element, support a priority program area (see below) or include a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of the United States.
Limited Submission: Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Monday, April 30, 2018 - The RCDI was authorized to develop the capacity and ability of private, nonprofit community-based housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities, and federally recognized Native American Tribes to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development in rural areas. Strengthening the recipient’s capacity in these areas will benefit the communities they serve. The RCDI structure requires the intermediary (grantee) to provide a program of financial and technical assistance to recipients. The recipients will, in turn, provide programs to their communities (beneficiaries).
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.
ORISE/ORNL Graduate Student Recruitment Fair Friday, April 27, 2018 - With undergraduates in a wide variety of fields ranging from physical sciences to engineering, you are sure to find a perfect fit for your institution’s graduate programs.
The Audacious Project Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - The Audacious Project aims to: (1) encourage the world’s greatest change-agents to dream bigger (2) shape the best ideas into viable multi-year plans and (3) present those ideas in a compelling way to potential supporters. The goal is to make philanthropy more collaborative, more inspiring — and more effective.
New funding opportunity for 2019 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - The program provides unique opportunities for exceptionally creative scientists to pursue highly innovative approaches to address major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.
Limited Submission: Pew Biomedical Scholars Monday, April 23, 2018 - The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.
McDonnell Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems Monday, April 23, 2018 - While the program's emphasis is on the development and application of the theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions and not on particular fields of research per se, JSMF is particularly interested in the continued development of complex systems science, and in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions. 
NIFA: Food Safety Outreach Program Monday, April 23, 2018 - Awardees will develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers.
Savannah River National Lab Postdoc Opening in Data Science Thursday, April 19, 2018 - The National Security Directorate at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) seeks highly qualified candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the field of data science, with particular interest in network identification and data visualization.  They are especially interested in … Continued
Public Health Research Participant Fellow Thursday, April 19, 2018 - The OASH at the DHHS in Washington, DC is accepting applications for an ORISE Fellowship.
PhRMA Foundation: Pharmaceutics Starter Grant Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - This award offers financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers in pharmaceutics (including basic pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology, and pharmaceutical biotechnology) at the faculty level.
OPEN Limited Submission: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop, deploy and integrate security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity, resilience and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow.
NIH: Cutting-edge Informatics Tools for Illuminating the Druggable Genome Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - The purpose of this specific FOA is to solicit applications to build a set of Cutting Edge Informatics Tools (CEITs) that will augment the capability of the KMC as well as the broader IDG Consortium.
NIFA: Veterinary Services Grant Program Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - The purpose of the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is to develop, implement and sustain veterinary services and relieve veterinarian shortage situations in the United States and U.S. Insular Areas.
NIFA: Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - The RHSE program proposals are expected to be community-based, outreach education programs.
University Economic Development Association 2018 Awards of Excellence Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - The awards offer participants the opportunity for recognition, validation, enhanced funding competitiveness and critical peer review. OVPPSO and Office of Research would like to build on UGA’s past success and seeks submissions for the UEDA Annual Summit on October 21-24, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Limited Submission: Art Works II Thursday, April 12, 2018 - Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
New policy on animal transport for research or instructional purposes Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - This policy affects transportation of animals within animal facilities and outside of animal facilities when requested by the researcher/instructor.
OPEN Limited Submission: Coordination Center for the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Program (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Thursday, April 5, 2018 - The Coordination Center for the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) program will serve as a hub for collaboration, testing and dissemination of research products from the network of MIDAS investigators. The Coordination Center will also serve as the primary repository for MIDAS-related datasets, models and software. The Coordination Center will maintain, promote and maximize utility and use of the shared MIDAS resources. In addition, the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) of the Coordination Center will proactively develop collaborative activities and educational opportunities intended to enhance the utility of MIDAS resources and to improve the training experiences for members of the MIDAS network and their graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
Monthly Personnel Activity Reports (PAR) Replacement Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Recent changes to federal guidelines provide a path for UGA to eliminate this monthly effort certification (PAR) requirement. This change stems from UGA’s commitment to reducing administrative burden when possible.
OPEN Limited Submission: Innovators in Science Award Thursday, March 29, 2018 - The Innovators in Science Award, administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, was established on November 10, 2016. This global Award recognizes a promising Early-Career Scientist's and an outstanding Senior Scientist’s contributions to science in the therapeutic areas of Neuroscience, Gastroenterology, Regenerative Medicine, and Oncology, and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research.
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - The award, gold medal, and cash prize of $250,000 are presented annually to a distinguished member of the international scientific community.
National Academy of Neuropsychology: Clinical Research Grants Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - The mission of the Clinical Research Grants Program is to support meritorious small grants, pilot projects, or seed grants that address the value, worth, or efficacy of clinical neuropsychological assessment or interventions.
NSF: Instrument Acquisition or Development Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - The Major Research Instrumentation award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. 
NSF: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - The overarching goal of INFEWS is to catalyze the well-integrated interdisciplinary research efforts to transform scientific understanding of the FEW nexus in order to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability. 
Russell Safe Foundation: Behavioral Economics Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - RSF's program on Behavioral Economics supports innovative research that uses behavioral insights from psychology and other social sciences to examine and improve social and living conditions in the United States.
Congressional Research Grants Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress.
FDP Faculty Workload Survey: Pre-study Information Sunday, March 18, 2018 - The Federal Demonstration Partnership, a cooperative initiative hosted by the National Academies, is conducting a national survey of federally-funded principal investigators (PIs) to explore the impact of federal regulations on the time faculty spend pursuing active research.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program Friday, March 16, 2018 - The Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant program is geared specifically towards nonprofit organizations that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the contiguous United States. CHC seeks to catalyze measurable improvements in community health outcomes. Our funding directly supports efforts to make underserved communities healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray. Through this RFP, we invite submissions for projects that address the social determinants of health and participants’ physical, mental, and social well-being.
Changes in U.S. sanctions affect UGA travel to Cuba Thursday, March 15, 2018 - The updated regulations include a prohibition on financial transactions with entities or sub-entities that are under the control of, or act on behalf of, the Cuban military, intelligence, or security services or personnel. The regulatory changes also include increased enforcement and auditing of UGA travel to Cuba.