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Limited Submissions

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Limited Submission: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - The goal of this 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: Pharmacology/ Toxicology Pre-doctoral Fellowship Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - This program provides up to two years of stipend funding to support full-time advanced students who will have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of study) and be engaged in thesis research as PhD candidates by the time the award is activated.
Limited Submission: ORAU Events Sponsorship Program Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 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.
Limited Submission: Establishment of a National Center on Restorative Justice Friday, June 14, 2019 - Within the funds available for the NIJ, the Committee provides $3,000,000 for NIJ to enter into a partnership with an accredited university of higher education and/or law school for the purposes of establishing a National Center on Restorative Justice.
Limited Submission: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) Monday, June 10, 2019 - This FOA supports applications for Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs), centers of excellence in geriatrics research and research education, to increase scientific knowledge leading to better ways to maintain or restore independence in older persons. The OAIC awards are designed to develop or strengthen awardee institutions’ programs that focus on and sustain progress on a key area in aging research related to the mission of the OAIC program.
Limited Submission: Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research Monday, June 10, 2019 - 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 cyberinfrastructure (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).
(OPEN) Limited Submission: General Education Activity in BiH (TABLA) Friday, June 7, 2019 - The goal of USAID’s TABLA Activity is to improve student outcomes in critical thinking and STEM subjects. This activity’s aim is to assist select geographical areas in integrating highquality teacher training and education into their existing infrastructure. This will be accomplished by improving teacher capacity to incorporate critical thinking and applied knowledge in STEM into classroom teaching.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: WIC Telehealth Innovations Project Friday, June 7, 2019 - In this funding cycle, the USDA anticipates awarding up to $8,500,000 in grant funding to support the implementation and evaluation of telehealth services in WIC. The majority of these funds, $5,000,000, shall be awarded as sub-grants through a competitive process to WIC State Agencies for the purpose of implementing telehealth innovations that supplement the nutrition education and breastfeeding support offered in the WIC clinic.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) Support Friday, June 7, 2019 - Through this NOFO, USAID/Bureau for Food Security (BFS) is inviting Applicants to apply for the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) Support Mechanism activity. The purpose of the BIFAD Support Mechanism is to enable BIFAD to make informed and relevant recommendations to USAID on new and emerging issues related to food- and agriculture-related research, capacity development, trade and extension.
Limited Submission: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 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.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: National Endowment of the Arts Research Labs Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - The Arts Endowment’s five-year research agenda aims to build public knowledge about the arts’ contributions to individuals and society. Through the NEA Research Labs program, 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.
Limited Submission: Sloan Research Fellowships Monday, June 3, 2019 - These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. The 2020 Sloan Research Fellows will receive fellowships in the amount of $75,000.
Limited Submission: Searle Scholars Program Monday, June 3, 2019 - 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.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Program Thursday, May 30, 2019 - In 2016, the Arts Endowment began the Our Town Technical Assistance Pilot Program to provide select Our Town grantees with targeted technical assistance. To build upon the pilot program’s success and to further strengthen the field of creative placemaking, the Arts Endowment now plans to develop a more expansive technical assistance program. The Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Program will serve a wider audience of both prospective applicants to and grantees of the Our Town program, as well other communities interested in undertaking creative placemaking activities. Short-term technical assistance institutes will be convened to gather experts with teams of local leaders.
Limited Submission: Exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P20 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Thursday, May 30, 2019 - This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to establish NIA Exploratory Alzheimer's Disease Centers. NIA's primary goal in offering this P20 funding opportunity is to incentivize innovative ideas and opportunities in Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease related dementias (AD/ADRD) research.
Limited Submission: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 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 the STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation in authentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers.
Limited Submission: SEC Faculty Travel Program Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 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.
Limited Submission: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 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 master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Our Town Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, we 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 local strategies for strengthening communities.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (U42 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - The purpose of this FOA is to support the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (HGCR). The repository will maintain the current collection of cell cultures and DNA samples and will acquire, characterize, and expand high-quality cell samples, and distribute cell lines and DNA isolated from them to qualified biomedical researchers.
Limited Submission: NEH Media Projects – Development and Production Grants Monday, May 6, 2019 - Development Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. 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: HHMI Inclusive Excellence (IE3) – 2019 Monday, May 6, 2019 - The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announces the Inclusive Excellence initiative’s third competition (IE3). These grants are helping US colleges and universities build their capacity to effectively engage students from all backgrounds throughout their undergraduate years, especially those students who belong to groups underrepresented in science.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Physics Frontier Centers (PFC) Thursday, April 25, 2019 - The Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) program supports university-based centers and institutes where the collective efforts of a larger group of individuals can enable transformational advances in the most promising research areas. The program is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontiers of physics by providing needed resources such as combinations of talents, skills, disciplines, and/or specialized infrastructure, not usually available to individual investigators or small groups, in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Mallinckrodt Grants Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 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. 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.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30) Thursday, April 18, 2019 - The purpose of this 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 otherwise through more traditional funding mechanisms. Additionally, D-CFARs provide support to assist investigators in the development of a competitive standard CFAR.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Education and Workforce Development Thursday, April 18, 2019 - The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 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.
Limited Submission: NSF Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF) Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - The QCIS-Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF) program aims to grow academic research capacity in the computing and information science fields to support advances in quantum computing and/or communication over the long term. Specifically, QCIS-FF seeks to support departments and schools in U.S. institutions of higher education that conduct research and teaching in computer science, information science, and/or computer engineering, with the specific goal of encouraging hiring of tenure-track and tenured faculty in quantum computing and/or communication.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Art Works Monday, April 8, 2019 - 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: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, April 5, 2019 - Supports outstanding junior scientists with the intellect, scientific creativity, drive, and maturity launch independent research careers and bypass the traditional postdoctoral training period.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Pew Biomedical Scholars Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 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.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - This FOA seeks to establish a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute dedicated to advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing (referred hereafter as the Institute). The Institute will pursue targeted research and development (R&D) that will focus on understanding the evolving cybersecurity threats to greater energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, developing new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and sharing information and knowledge to the broader community of U.S. manufacturers. The Institute will leverage expertise from industry, academia, state and local governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), non-profits and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships Monday, March 18, 2019 - The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports exceptionally innovative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs focus on creating new scientific paradigms, establishing entirely new scientific disciplines and developing transformative technologies which have the potential for broad scientific or societal impact. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among institutions of higher education, national laboratories, industrial organizations, other public or private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake potentially groundbreaking investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or highly innovative approaches within disciplines.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section FY 2019 Annual Program Statement (APS) Large Grants and Small Grants Friday, March 15, 2019 - The U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This Annual Program Statement outlines our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedure for submitting requests for funding.
Limited Submission: Pathway to Stop Diabetes Friday, March 15, 2019 - Pathway seeks to bring new investigators and new perspectives to diabetes research. Supporting scientists with different backgrounds and experience is critical to achieving that objective. Pathway accepts nominations for exceptional investigators with medical and scientific backgrounds who propose innovative basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiological and health services research relevant to any type of diabetes, diabetes-related disease state or complication.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25) Thursday, March 14, 2019 - This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), pre-service and in-service teachers (Teachers) and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - The NSF ADVANCE program goal is to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession. The NSF ADVANCE program provides grants to enhance the systemic factors that support equity and inclusion and to mitigate the systemic factors that create inequities in the academic profession and workplaces.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - The Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) program provides sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering.
Limited Submission: Amgen Foundation Grant Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - The Foundation awards grants to local, regional, and international nonprofit organizations that are replicable, scalable and designed to have a lasting and meaningful effect in our communities. Grants should reflect Amgen's dedication to impacting lives in inspiring and innovative ways.