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USDA NIFA: National Robotics Initiative 2.0 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - The program supports four main research thrusts to advance the goal of ubiquitous collaborative robots: scalability, customizability, lower barriers to entry and societal impact.
NSF: Harnessing the Data Revolution Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - The HDR Big Idea will establish theoretical, technical and ethical frameworks that will be applied to tackle data-intensive problems in science and engineering, contributing to data-driven decision-making that impacts society.
NSF: Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - The program is aimed at transforming scientific and engineering research fields as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education research fields by making available new capabilities, while simultaneously training early-career researchers in the development, design and construction of cutting-edge infrastructure.
Limited Submission: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)- NSF INCLUDES Alliances Thursday, December 13, 2018 - NSF INCLUDES Alliances: With this solicitation, NSF is introducing opportunities for successful Design and Development Launch Pilots to build upon their achievements and propose an NSF INCLUDES Alliance that has the potential to substantially broaden participation in STEM fields. Alliances will use lessons learned, promising practices, and evidence-based mechanisms from the Design and Development Launch Pilots; the science of broadening participation literature; and the research and evaluations from past and present efforts related to broadening participation in STEM. Alliances will bring together programs, people, organizations, technologies, and institutions to achieve results at scale, provide new research, and leverage NSF’s broadening participation investments.
Limited Submission: Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - The intent of this solicitation is to request proposals from organizations willing to serve as service providers (SPs) within the NSF Innovative High-Performance Computing (HPC) program to provide advanced cyber infrastructure (CI) capabilities and/or services in production operations to support the full range of computational- and data-intensive research across all of science and engineering (S&E).
Limited Submission: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
NSF: Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier Monday, December 10, 2018 - The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier is a conceptualization of work in the future that will be enabled or improved by advances in intelligent technology and their synergistic integration with human skill to achieve broad participation in the workforce and improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of society.
DHHS: U.S.- Brazil Collaborative Biomedical Research Program Friday, December 7, 2018 - Research areas supported under this program include allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and its co-morbidities; neurological disorders and stroke, and environmental health sciences.
HRSA: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning Friday, December 7, 2018 - The overall goal of RCORP-Planning is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities by multi-sector consortiums planning to strengthen their organizational and infrastructural capacity to address issues at the community, county, state, and/or regional levels.
L’Oréal: Women in Science fellowship program Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female postdoctoral scientists, a critical stage in their careers, with grants of $60,000 each.
DOE: Computational Materials Sciences Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces its interest in receiving new and renewal applications in Computational Materials Sciences with the aim of producing widely applicable, validated community codes and the associated databases for the design of functional materials.
USDA NNF: Food and Agricultural Sciences Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Monday, December 3, 2018 - This grant program supports training students for master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences; and Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries.
USDA NIFA: Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program Monday, December 3, 2018 - The BRAG program supports the generation of new information that will assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms, including plants, microorganisms, arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. Investigations of effects on both managed and natural environments are relevant.
NIIMBL: Project Call 2.2 Monday, December 3, 2018 - National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIMBL) announces Project Call 2.2. This project call seeks proposals addressing technology and workforce needs in high priority areas identified by industry members.
FY2020 Junior and Senior Faculty Research Grants in Humanities and Arts Deadline Announced Friday, November 30, 2018 - The Willson Center for Humanities & Arts in conjunction with the Office of Research announce the FY2020 cycle for the Junior and Senior Faculty Research Grants in Humanities and Arts Program. The deadline for proposal submission is February 15, 2019. ​
NIH: Promoting Research on Music and Health Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - Proposed R21 projects can investigate how music is processed by or modifies the brain, or how it affects specific biological functions during childhood development and learning, adulthood and aging.
NIH: Small Research Grant Program Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - This program supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
USDA NIFA: Specialty Crop Research Initiative Monday, November 26, 2018 - The SCRI program addresses critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems.
Georgia CTSA KL2-Mentored Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Program Monday, November 26, 2018 - A free two-session KL2 application workshop for KL2 applicants will be held on December 4 and December 11, 2018, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. room 110, School of Nursing, to provide a detailed review of the application process and tips on how to put together a competitive application. Applications due March 1, 2019.
Limited Submission: Art Works Monday, November 26, 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. 
Limited Submission: Moore Inventor Fellows Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces the fourth competition for Moore Inventor Fellows. The foundation seeks to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. The Moore Inventor Fellows program focuses on supporting scientist-inventors at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. They seek to provide freedom and support to promising inventors with the most compelling ideas to pursue creative work.
Limited Submission: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)(T32) Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - The goal of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D., who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise.
Georgia CTSA: Community-University Research Partnerships Pilot Grant Friday, November 9, 2018 - This Georgia CTSA program aims to support community-university research partnerships, facilitate community input into university research, and build community capacity to conduct health research that is responsive and relevant to the health needs of the community.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) Friday, November 9, 2018 - Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) is a mid-scale infrastructure program in the Division of Materials Research (DMR) designed to accelerate advances in materials research. The 2019 MIP focuses on the convergence of materials research with biological sciences for developing new materials.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps (DSC) Friday, November 9, 2018 - The Data Science Corps is one of the components of the HDR ecosystem, focusing on building capacity for harnessing the data revolution at the local, state, national, and international levels to help unleash the power of data in the service of science and society. The Data Science Corps will provide practical experiences, teach new skills, and offer teaching opportunities, in a variety of settings, to data scientists and data science students.
FY2020 Junior Faculty Seed Grants in STEM Deadline Announced Thursday, November 8, 2018 - The Office of Research announces the FY2020 cycle for the Junior Faculty Seed Grants in STEM. The deadline for proposal submission is February 15, 2019. ​ ​Note that an earlier eligibility pre-certification deadline applies for applicants who have existing extramural funding at the time of application. Details can be found in the guidelines.
Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations grant opportunities are still open for seven challenges under Round 22.
AUTM & NCET2: Pitch and Play Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - The business plan competition allows academic-affiliated start-up companies to pitch their business opportunities to a panel of seasoned venture investors in pursuit of a $10,000 cash prize.
Google AI Impact Challenge Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - Google believes that artificial intelligence can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people’s lives. That’s why they’re excited to support organizations that are using the power of AI to address social and environmental challenges. Selected organizations will receive customized support to help bring their ideas to life: coaching from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25M pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more.
Limited Submission: NEH Media Projects – Development and Production Grants Thursday, October 25, 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.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: NEA Big Read Thursday, October 25, 2018 - NEA Big Read annually supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read selection. Organizations selected to participate in NEA Big Read receive a grant, access to online training resources and opportunities, digital resources, and promotional materials designed to support widespread community involvement.
Scholarships for Life Science and Health IT Startups Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - Innovation Crescent Regional Partnership supports the life science and technology ecosystem by providing scholarships to startups within the Innovation Crescent region.
Varian Medical Systems: RFP on artificial intelligence in radiation oncology Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - The RFP is best suited for investigators with a solid understanding of clinical needs in radiation oncology. Multi-disciplinary teams with combined technical and clinical expertise are encouraged but not required.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Monday, October 22, 2018 - The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit.
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship Monday, October 22, 2018 - The APS seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of history of science, 18th- or 19th-century American history, art history, museology, or any other related humanities disciplines. The fellowship, based in the APS Museum, will provide hands-on experience in curatorial work and the opportunity to pursue an independent research project, preferably one related to the collections or programs of the Society's library and museum.
NSF: Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Opportunities Monday, October 22, 2018 - The National Science Foundation intends to announce two new Mid-scale Research Infrastructure opportunities in fall 2018: one to support projects with an approximate cost between $6 million and $20 million and the other to support projects with an approximate cost between $20 million and $70 million.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award Thursday, October 18, 2018 - The purpose of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments, and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers.  
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify (1) factors that are effective in the formation of ethical STEM researchers and (2) approaches to developing those factors in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or among other factors, and they specify plans for developing interventions that promote the effectiveness of identified factors.
Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Program Thursday, October 18, 2018 - The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) program, a cooperative research initiative at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)—administered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and geared toward students working in nuclear engineering and science—is now accepting applications for spring and summer 2019.
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences using original sources. 
Epilepsy Foundation: Shark Tank Competition Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - The Epilepsy Therapy Project invites entries that represent the most innovative new ideas in epilepsy treatment and care for its eighth annual Shark Tank Competition.
Human Vaccines Project: Michelson Prize Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - The Michelson Prizes are scientific awards of $150,000 given annually to young investigators who are applying disruptive research concepts and inventive processes to advance vaccine and immunotherapy research for major global diseases.
American Chemistry Society Scholars Program Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable undergraduate scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in chemistry-related disciplines and who intend to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields.
Georgia CTSA Team Science Awards of Distinction Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - The Georgia CTSA has established the Presidents’ Award of Distinction for Team Science and the Team Science Award of Distinction for Early Stage Research Teams to reward and promote excellence in multi-disciplinary research teams within the Georgia CTSA.
NSF: Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis Friday, September 21, 2018 - The OPUS program seeks to provide opportunities for mid- to later-career investigators to develop new understanding of science in the fields supported by the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) through two tracks of synthesis activities. OPUS: Mid-Career Synthesis. This track … Continued
Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Thursday, September 20, 2018 - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative.
NSF: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Monday, September 17, 2018 - An REU activity may be funded as a standard or continuing grant (for REU Sites), as a supplement to an existing award, or as a component of a new or renewal grant or cooperative agreement.
The Duberman-Zal Fellowship Monday, September 17, 2018 - This fellowship is awarded to a graduate student, an independent scholar or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) experience.
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience Monday, September 17, 2018 - The CRCNS program supports collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Thursday, September 13, 2018 - This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions.