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The ARPA Statewide Planning, Research and Networks NOFO is part of EDA’s multi-phase effort to respond to the coronavirus pandemic as directed by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Specifically, this NOFO seeks to build regional economies for the future through two primary avenues: a) Statewide Planning and b) Research and Networks. Subject to the availability of funds, awards made under this NOFO will help develop coordinated state-wide plans for economic development and data, tools and institutional capacity to evaluate and scale evidence-based economic development efforts, including through communities of practice and provision of technical assistance among existing and new EDA grantees.

Amount: $6,000,000

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2021

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This opportunity solicits proposals to understand the combined impacts of multiple stressors on the function and health of marine ecosystems within the context of climate change. This information will be used to improve place-based management of marine protected areas and enable the proactive protection of these critical ecosystems under future climate scenarios.

Amount: $4,000,000

Deadline: Jan. 18, 2022

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This funding opportunity announcement solicits grant applications to catalyze major advances in single-molecule protein sequencing and single cell proteome analysis through technology development. The goal of this initiative is to achieve technological advances over the next five years that enable generation of protein sequencing data at sufficient scale, speed, cost and accuracy to use routinely in studies of genome biology and function, and in biomedical and clinical research in general.

Amount: $2,265,000

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2021

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The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support hypothesis-driven research to gain an understanding of the dysregulation of transposable elements (TE) and their contributions to Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias and aging. This FOA encourages applications that investigate causal effects of TE activation in disease and aging and applications that model therapeutic interventions to facilitate the transition of the field from observational discovery towards a deeper mechanistic understanding of the function and regulation of TEs.

Amount: $2,630,000 – $3,650,000

Deadline: Nov. 2, 2021

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking applications proposing to accelerate water innovation, information availability, and engagement to advance clean and safe water reuse goals, promote better understanding of the nation’s water and wastewater treatment and infrastructure, and enhance the availability and efficient use of water resources through water reuse. This request for applications is intended to address multiple water reuse sources and applications to support national efforts to reduce technological and institutional barriers for expanded water reuse. 

Amount: $3,246,000

Deadline: Sept. 29, 2021

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The ATE program supports the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions (grades 7-12, IHEs), industry, and economic development agencies to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary institution school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways; and other activities. The program invites applied research proposals that advance the knowledge base related to technician education.

Amount: $350,000 – $7,500,000

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2021

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The Advancing Informal STEM Learning 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.

Amount: $300,000 – $3,000,000

Deadline: Jan. 18, 2022

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The Sony Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future.

The Sony Faculty Innovation Award provides up to $100,000 in funds to conduct pioneering research in a variety of areas: information technology; devices and materials; and biomedical and life science.

The Sony Focused Research Award provides up to $150,000 and may be renewed for subsequent years. Research themes include: next-generation artificial intelligence; efficient distributed deep learning beyond data-parallelism and model-parallelism; novel actuator; liquid crystal alignment technology for high-definition pixels; novel technologies for NIR-MIR VCSELs; development of AI-based/evolutionary algorithms for computational discovery of novel materials; spatial-omics technologies; intelligent sensing of patient-reported outcomes; advanced image processing enabled by AI; and machine learning-based digital human creation.

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2021, by 11:59 pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time; UTC-7)

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The Office of Research has invited Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops back to campus Sept. 22-23 to deliver two seminars: Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals (full day) and Write Winning K-Award Proposals (half day). Both are open to faculty and postdocs interested in applying to NIH.

Participants may register for both seminars or for the first one only. The Office of Research is covering the costs of the seminar, but participants or their departments will be responsible for purchasing the required workbook (~$90).

Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

This seminar will focus on proposal writing for the National Institutes of Health, teaching participants how to do the “extra” things that can make the difference between being funded versus not. Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through an application without them knowing that they are being led. Emphasis is placed on the fact that applicants are writing for two different audiences—the assigned reviewers, who read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may read little, or none, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel. All participants receive an extensive handout, as well as a copy of NIH-focused edition of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. The workbook is designed to facilitate application of what is learned in the seminar to the writing of each attendee’s individual grant proposal. 

Write Winning K-Award Proposals

Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

This half-day seminar is for Career Development Award candidates and their mentors. It emphasizes the required partnership between candidate, mentor and institution that makes these proposals successful, resulting in funding and protected time for research and training. Content of the seminar includes how review criteria can be used to inform the writing of a CDA application; the kinds of research and training that should be proposed; tips and strategies for obtaining reference letters; selecting and getting the most from a mentoring team; and much more.

This is not a stand-alone half-day seminar. Attendance at this seminar assumes information learned at the Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals seminar, so it is important to attend that seminar before attending this one. All participants will receive an extensive handout, and will already have received a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook – NIH Version at the previous day’s seminar.

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This Funding Opportunity Announcement solicits applications for research projects that will use computational approaches to test the validity of dimensional constructs in the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) matrix (or similar constructs based on comparable criteria). Some elements of the RDoC matrix have been updated since its first release, but a thorough data-driven validation that broadly explores, compares and validates the constructs within the matrix has not been performed.

Amount: $3,775,000

Deadline: November 1, 2021

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