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Limited Submission: Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Interconnect Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QuIC-TAQS) Friday, January 22, 2021 - This program supports interdisciplinary teams that will explore highly innovative, original, and potentially transformative ideas for developing and applying quantum science, quantum computing, and quantum engineering in the specific area of quantum interconnects.
Limited Submission: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Friday, January 22, 2021 - This FOA seeks to support programs that include innovative approaches to enhance biomedical engineering design education to ensure a future workforce that can meet the nation’s needs in biomedical research and healthcare technologies.
Limited Submission: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) Friday, January 22, 2021 - This program is intended to expose students to bioengineering research early in their college careers and interest them in potentially pursuing advanced studies in bioengineering or a related field.
Limited Submission: FY2020 International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI) Thursday, January 14, 2021 - Supports the management of sports exchange projects designed to reach underserved youth and/or their coaches/sports administrators who manage youth sports programs.
Limited Submission: 2021 New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award Thursday, January 14, 2021 - This award seeks to promote career advancement of highly creative and promising new scientists who intend to make a long-term career commitment to research in food and agriculture and bring innovative, ground-breaking research initiatives and thinking to bear on problems facing food and agriculture.
Limited Submission: Rural Community Development Initiative Thursday, January 14, 2021 - Supports organizations that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community.
Limited Submission: Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25) Friday, January 8, 2021 - The goal of this program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to pursue further studies or careers in research.
Limited Submission: Mentored Research Experiences for Genetic Counselors (R25) Friday, January 8, 2021 - The goal of this program is to support educational activities that help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences.
Limited Submission: NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, December 18, 2020 - The purpose of the FIRST Cohort is to transform culture at NIH-funded extramural institutions by building a self-reinforcing community of scientists committed to diversity and inclusive excellence.
Limited Submission: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Friday, December 4, 2020 - This program provides awards to institutions to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, and study of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM.
Limited Submission: Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Friday, December 4, 2020 - This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on courses for skills development and research experiences.
Limited Submission: Grants for Arts Projects Friday, December 4, 2020 - Grants for Arts Projects is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program for organizations based in the United States.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Advancing Public Health Research in Kenya Thursday, November 19, 2020 - The purpose of this program is to conduct and/or facilitate CDC-initiated epidemiologic studies and surveillance, clinical research, clinical trials, laboratory, and operations research on infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, and environmental health in Kenya.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: NEA Big Read Friday, November 13, 2020 - The NEA Big Read annually provides support to selected nonprofit organizations to host dynamic community-wide reading programs.
Limited Submission: ORAU Events Sponsorship Program Friday, November 13, 2020 - Provides funding to support events that involves participants from more than one ORAU member institution, including students.
Limited Submission: Conducting Research to Inform Pandemic Response and Recovery of Emergency-Affected Populations by Determining Public Health Needs, Improving Methods, and Integrating Services to Mitigate Morbidity and Mortality Friday, November 13, 2020 - The purpose of this NOFO is to understand the needs of emergency-affected and displaced populations and estimate morbidity and mortality in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Limited Submission: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program Thursday, November 5, 2020 - The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: SEC Faculty Travel Program Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - The SEC Faculty Travel Program aims to foster relationships that stimulate collaboration between SEC member universities.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program (SPECA) Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - SPECA-funded projects encourage academic institutions, in partnership with organizations and employers to identify and address challenges facing the food and agricultural sciences education and workforce community.
Limited Submission: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32) Friday, October 16, 2020 - 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.
Limited Submission: ARI Young Investigator Grants Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Intended to encourage, and promote the early career development of clinicians and scientists in vision research and ophthalmology.
Limited Submission: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Study Vaccine-elicited Immunity and Efficacy against Malaria (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Friday, October 9, 2020 - The purpose of this initiative is to support research to advance understanding of the underlying immune mechanisms that contribute to malaria vaccine-elicited protection or vaccine hypo-responsiveness in endemic regions.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) Friday, October 2, 2020 - This program 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 STEM fields that NSF supports.
Limited Submission: Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional) Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, data management and analysis, community engagement, research experience and training coordination, and research support functions.
Limited Submission: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 – Clinical Trial Optional) Thursday, August 27, 2020 - This FOA is designed to support highly integrated research teams of 3 to 6 PDs/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.
(CLOSED) Limited Submission: NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - The goal of this program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.
Postponed: Limited Submission: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Monday, August 17, 2020 - The internal competition for the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program has been postponed until the new solicitation is released this fall.
Limited Submission: Reducing Child Labor in Ethiopian Agriculture Using a Gender Focused Approach Friday, July 17, 2020 - The Bureau of International Labor Affairs and U.S. Department of Labor announce the availability of approximately $5,000,000 total costs for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project in Ethiopia to reduce child labor in Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, with a focus on the informal sector, using a gender mainstreaming approach.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths) Friday, July 17, 2020 - The NSF's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative is a Foundation-wide effort to accelerate improvements in the quality and effectiveness of undergraduate education in all STEM fields including the learning, social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
Limited Submission: Continuation of the Human Pancreas Analysis Program (HPAP) for Type 1 Diabetes (HPAP-T1D) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Friday, July 10, 2020 - This FOA will support one team of investigators with combined expertise in human pancreas physiology and pathophysiology; collection, processing and multimodal analysis of human pancreatic tissues; and biological database building, curation and management.
Limited Submission: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 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.
Limited Submission: NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) requests applications for the NIAMS Resource-based Centers Program (P30) for rheumatic diseases research areas within its mission.
Limited Submission: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 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: Emergency Awards: RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, June 19, 2020 - This emergency cooperative agreement FOA from NIH provides an expedited funding mechanism as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative, a consortium of community-engaged research projects to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on the underserved and/or vulnerable populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities.
Limited Submission: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. 
Limited Submission: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, June 12, 2020 - This FOA supports applications for 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.
Limited Submission: Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (P30 – Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, June 12, 2020 - The AITC program will serve as a national resource to promote the development and implementation of artificial intelligence approaches and technology through demonstration projects to improve care and health outcomes for older Americans, including persons with dementia and their caregivers.
Limited Submission: NIH Director’s Emergency Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, June 5, 2020 - This FOA solicits applications responsive only to the COVID-19 public health emergency through support of the CARES Act.
Limited Submission: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, June 5, 2020 - Supports exceptional junior investigators who wish to pursue independent research soon after completion of their terminal doctoral degree or post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.
Limited Submission: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) Friday, June 5, 2020 - The NSF ADVANCE program contributes to the National Science Foundation's goal of a more diverse and capable science and engineering workforce.
Limited Submission: Sloan Research Fellowships Friday, June 5, 2020 - These fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.
Limited Submission: Searle Scholars Program Friday, June 5, 2020 - Supports the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry.
Limited Submission: Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Grants Thursday, May 14, 2020 - The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture through grants to botanical gardens, arboreta, universities, and other charitable organizations strongly-aligned with its funding interests.
Limited Submission: Our Town Thursday, May 14, 2020 - NEA supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes.
Limited Submission: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Thursday, May 14, 2020 - The objectives of the NIA Alzheimer’s Centers Program are to foster highly interactive, cutting-edge Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias research.
Limited Submission: U.S. Consulate Fukuoka, Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - Supports projects that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Japan through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.
(OPEN) Limited Submission: Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Thursday, April 16, 2020 - The purpose of this program 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.
Limited Submission: Mallinckrodt Grants Thursday, April 16, 2020 - This program supports early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
Limited Submission: Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, March 27, 2020 - The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications from single institutions or consortia of institutions to participate in the Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (AADCRC) program.
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.