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Funding Opportunities

Note: Links are not maintained. The funding opportunities shown below were published in the weekly Engineering Research Digest (past 3 months).

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – DECEMBER 13

Limited Submission NIH Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) – Email of Intent Due January 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due January 11, 2018

Qatar National Research Fund

National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) (link) – Two tracks:NPRP Clusters Due January 23, 2018; the total budget per cluster is up to US$ 5M for a duration of up to five years. The budget of each sub-project should not exceed US$ 1M – NPRP Standard Due January 30, 2018.

DOC

NIST Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs (link) – Due: On-going – $5,000 - $1,500,000 budget range depending on specific grant program, 240 awards last year.

DOD

DARPA Configuration Security (ConSec) (link) –Abstract Due December 22, 2017; Proposal Due February 8, 2018 – The Government anticipates one or more awards for TA1, multiple awards for TA2, and single awards for TA3 and TA4. The level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

FY18 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program (link) – White Papers Due April 1-July 31, 2018; Applications Due September 28, 2018 – Each individual award will be up to a maximum of $250,000 per year, with one-year (1) option periods, for up to three (3) years.

AFSOR Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (link) – Posted until Superseded – Amount: Upper: $400,000; Lower: $20,000

DOE

EERE U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA (link) – Concept Paper Due January 23, 2018; Full Due March 26, 2018 – EERE expects to make approximately $18.5M of Federal funding available for a single new award under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds.

FY 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase II Release 1 (link) –LOI Due December 18, 2017; Application Due January 23, 2018 – Approximately $76 million is expected to be available for awards under this FOA; Sequential Phase II: Phase IIA $1,000,000; Phase IIB $1,000,000

FY 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2– Topics Released (link) – FOA Issued November 27, 2017; LOI Due January 8, 2018; Application Due February 26, 2018 -

NIH

NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year. 

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Promoting Research in Basic Neuroscience (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – NINDS intends to fund up to 12 awards, corresponding to a total of $5.0 million for fiscal year 2019. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) –Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NIMH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NSF

Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – A RARE proposal will typically be up to $100,000 per year, for a period of one to three years. It is anticipated that there will be up to $1,200,000.00 total funds available for this program, pending availability of appropriations.

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP 2.0) (link) –Full Due March 7, 2018 – Anticipated funding amount is pending the FY 2018 appropriation and may rise or fall. Type 1 Awards: Smaller-scale Projects that are 2-3 years in duration with a maximum total budget of $750,000. Type 2 Awards: Larger-scale projects that are 3-4 years in duration with a total budget ranging from $750,001 to 2 million.

Dear Colleague Letter: ENG/CMMI Call for NSF Big Ideas Proposals (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Delay in Issuance of Revised Program Solicitations for CEDAR, GEM, and SHINE (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Rules of Life (RoL): Forecasting and Emergence in Living Systems (FELS) (link)

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) (link) – Full Due January 5, 2018 and November 27, 2018 – Estimated Number of Awards: 15 to 25 per year; Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $20,000,000

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (link) – Full Due January 8, 2018

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) (link) – Development and Implementation Tier Due December 11, 2018; Exploration and Design Tier Due October 1, 2017-October 1, 2018; Estimated Number of Awards: 140; The program estimates making awards for 100 Exploration and Design projects and 40 Development and Implementation projects. Anticipated Funding Amount: $73,000,000

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) (link) – Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018 (Check Directorate/Division information for exact dates) – PD 12-8084

AGS Solar Terrestrial Program (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 98-1523

AGS Magnetospheric Physics (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 98-5750

AGS Geospace Facilities (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 04-4202

Notices of Intent/Requests for Information

EERE Request for Information (RFI): Identifying Opportunities to Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling (link) – Responses Due January 22, 2018

DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Request for Information Regarding the U.S Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition (link) – Responses Due January 10, 2018 

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) Summer Internship Program (link) – Application Due December 31, 2017 – Program participants will receive: a competitive weekly stipend commensurate with academic level for the duration of the program—$600 for undergraduate and $750 for graduate students, based on 40 hours of participation per week.

Fermilab Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) (link) – Applications Due January 28, 2018 – The 12-week paid internship consists of a work assignment, an academic lecture series and a final report presented orally to Fermilab staff and submitted to the laboratory in writing. There are no grades or quizzes.

AFCEA ROTC Scholarships (link) –Applications Due February 23, 2018 – The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers ROTC scholarships ranging from $2,000-$3,000 each are awarded to an Army, Navy (including Marine Corps option) or Air Force ROTC fulltime sophomore or junior students with at least an overall 3.0 GPA or above (with the exception of Medal of Honor and Distinguished Achievement scholarship program).

Congressional Fellowships

2018-2019 ASME Congressional Fellowship (Energy) (link) – Applications Accepted until January 31, 2018 – ASME has a limited number of stipends of $80,000 per congressional/federal government fellow. Because the stipend is not intended to be the fellow's entire financial support, the remaining salary and other costs, including benefits, must be negotiated between the fellow and his or her employer.

2018-2019 ASME Congressional Fellowship (Bioengineering) (link) – Applications Accepted until January 31, 2018 – ASME has a limited number of stipends of $80,000 per congressional/federal government fellow. Because the stipend is not intended to be the fellow's entire financial support, the remaining salary and other costs, including benefits, must be negotiated between the fellow and his or her employer.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – DECEMBER 6

Limited Submission Gordon and Betty Moore - Moore Inventor Fellows – Email of Intent Due December 6, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 13, 2017

Limited Submission Keck Undergraduate Education – Email of Intent Due December 8, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 14, 2017

Limited Submission Keck Grants Programs in Research – Email of Intent Due December 8, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 14, 2017

Limited Submission NIH Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) – Email of Intent Due January 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due January 11, 2018

Qatar National Research Fund

National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) (link) – Two tracks:NPRP Clusters Due January 23, 2018; the total budget per cluster is up to US$ 5M for a duration of up to five years. The budget of each sub-project should not exceed US$ 1M – NPRP Standard Due January 30, 2018.

Amazon

AWS Machine Learning Research Awards (link) – For information on how to apply, please contact Amazon at ml-research-awards@amazon.com – Awards are distributed at the department and project level, and are structured as one-time unrestricted gifts to academic institutions.

DOD

DARPA Nascent Light-Matter Interactions (NLM) (link) – Abstract Due December 18, 2017; Full Due February 7, 2018 – DARPA anticipates multiple awards. The level of funding for individual awards made under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Advanced Plant Technologies (APT) (link) – Abstract Due January 11, 2018; Proposal Due February 21, 2018 – Multiple awards are possible. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

AFRL/RI Information Institute 2018 Visiting Faculty Research Program (link) – Applications Due January 12, 2018 – Research teams are assembled from the Institute membership through a variety of means. Alliances between government and universities called "Educational Partnership Agreements" (EPAs) are used extensively. In addition, individual professors and students can participate through postdoctoral arrangements, sabbatical leaves, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, the Research Associateship Program, the Information Directorate Visiting Faculty Research Program, and other similar programs and agreements.

Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Enterprise Science Initiative (DESI) (link) – Due February 28, 2018 – We anticipate approximately $6 million in total funding will be made available for this program to fund approximately four (4) awards of $1.5 million each. Each award will be funded at approximately $750,000 per year for two (2) years in the form of a grant, cooperative agreement or contract. The university partner must receive at least 50% of total funding requested. DESI funds must be used to conduct basic research efforts at both the university and industry.

DOE

FY 2018 Research and Development for Next Generation Nuclear Physics Accelerator Facilities (link) – Due January 19, 2018 – Awards from this FOA and its companion National Laboratory Announcement (LAB 18-1848) are anticipated to total $7,000,000 per year over their two-year project period(s). The number of awards will depend on the number of applications selected for award and the availability of appropriated funds.

Systems Biology of Bioenergy-Relevant Microbes to Enable Production of Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts (link) – Pre-Application Due January 8, 2018; Full Due March 23, 2018 – It is anticipated that up to $8 million will be available for multiple awards to be made in Fiscal Year 2018, with an additional $8 million available per year, up to three years, contingent on the availability of appropriated funds.

NIH

Development and/or Validation of Devices or Electronic Systems to Monitor or Enhance Mind and Body Interventions (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: September 5, January 5, April 5 – According to statutory guidelines, total funding support (direct costs, indirect costs, fee) normally may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards.

Development and/or Validation of Devices or Electronic Systems to Monitor or Enhance Mind and Body Interventions (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: September 5, January 5, April 5 – According to statutory guidelines, total funding support (direct costs, indirect costs, fee) normally may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards.

The Application of Big Data Analytics to Drug Abuse Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior; Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Neuroscience Research on Drug Abuse (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Academic-Industrial Partnerships to Translate and Validate in vivo Cancer Imaging Systems (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – New Dates as per NOT-CA-17-034: The first due date for all types of applications allowed for this FOA is March 1, 2018. Thereafter, Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NSF

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP 2.0) (link) – Full Due March 7, 2018

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Fluid Dynamics and Particulate and Multiphase Processes Research on the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth (link) – Due February 1-March 5, 2018 – NSF Funding (total) available under this solicitation is $2 million distributed in FY 2018. Requests may be for up to $400,000 total and up to four years in duration. The award size and duration should be consistent with the project scope.

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering on the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth (link) – Due January 30 - February 12, 2018 – NSF Funding (total) available under this solicitation is $1.8 million distributed in FY 2018. Requests may be for up to $300,000 total and up to three years in duration.

NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (FoMR) (link) – Full Due January 12, 2018 – Approximately 6 awards are anticipated, each up to $500,000 and up to 3 years in duration, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants (link) – Cycle 1 Due January 3, 2018; Cycle 2 Due February 28, 2018 – $50,000

Notices of Intent/Requests for Information

EERE Notice of Intent to Issue U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA (link)

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program (link) –Applications Due February 2, 2018; Reference Letters Due February 9, 2018 – Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships provide PhD students with a year of support, including a $38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance, an allocation of up to 50,000 node-hours on the powerful Blue Waters petascale computing system, and funds for travel to a Blue Waters Symposium to present research progress and results.

AFCEA ROTC Scholarships (link) – Applications Due February 22, 2018 – The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers ROTC scholarships ranging from $2,000-$3,000 each are awarded to an Army, Navy (including Marine Corps option) or Air Force ROTC fulltime sophomore or junior students with at least an overall 3.0 GPA or above (with the exception of Medal of Honor and Distinguished Achievement scholarship program).

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – NOVEMBER 29

Limited Submission U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Frontier Research Centers – Email of Intent Due December 1, 2017 (this Friday); Internal Proposal Due December 13, 2017

Limited Submission NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) – Email of Intent Due December 1, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 7, 2017

Limited Submission Gordon and Betty Moore - Moore Inventor Fellows – Email of Intent Due December 6, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 13, 2017

Limited Submission Keck Undergraduate Education – Email of Intent Due December 8, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 14, 2017

Limited Submission Keck Grants Programs in Research – Email of Intent Due December 8, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 14, 2017

Limited Submission NIH Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) – Email of Intent Due January 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due January 11, 2018

Qatar National Research Fund

National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) (link) – Two tracks:NPRP Clusters Due January 23, 2018; the total budget per cluster is up to US$ 5M for a duration of up to five years. The budget of each sub-project should not exceed US$ 1M – NPRP Standard Due January 30, 2018.

TAMU Faculty Development Funding (Instructional Technology Services and the Pedagogy Project)

Student Success Faculty Fellows Program (link) – Due December 1, 2017 – Estimated Funding: $10,000 per fellow.

DOD

AFOSR Dynamically and Controllably Reconfigurable Antennas through Physical Deformation Processes (link) – Due December 15, 2017 – Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,800,000

AFRL FY 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (link) – Applications Open September 1 – December 5, 2017 – The levels for the FY 2017 U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty are as follows: Assistant Professor: $1,500/weekly, Associate Professor: $1,700/weekly, Professor: $1,900/weekly (U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty participants have the opportunity to bring a graduate student with them.)

DARPA I2O Office‐wide BAA (link) – Abstract Due July 12, 2018; Proposal Due August 31, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Microsystems Technology Office Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (link) – Abstracts May Be Submitted on Rolling Basis until August 10, 2018; Proposals May Be Submitted on Rolling Basis until September 13, 2018 – This BAA is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research (studies) that may lead to larger, focused, MTO programs in the future. Studies are defined as single phase efforts of short duration (< 12 months) costing less than $1,000,000.

DARPA DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (link) – Executive Summary Due April 26, 2018; Abstract Due May 10, 2018; Full Due June 11, 2018 – DARPA anticipates multiple awards. The level of funding for individual awards made under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Innovative Systems for Military Missions (link) – Due June 12, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds. In general, initial awards are anticipated to be for less than $1 million and less than 18 months duration, although options that follow the base effort may also be proposed.

DOE

Limited Submission Energy Frontier Research Centers (foa link; program link) – Internal email of intent Due December 1, 2017 (this Friday), internal proposal due December 13, 2017. Required Preliminary proposal to agency due January 31, 2018, full due April 11, 2018 (if selected through prelim process). Total funding available up to $98,874,000 annually for these $8,000,000 - $16,000,000 4-year awards.

Earth System Model Development and Analysis (link) – Pre-application Due January 16, 2017 – Total funding up to $10,000,000 at $3,333,333 annually is expected to be available fo this FOA, with individual awards ranging from at least $200,000 to a maximum of $350,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Solar Desalination (link) – Concept Papers Due December 4, 2017; Full Due March 16, 2018 – EERE anticipates making approximately 7 to 10 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $0.5 million and $5 million.

NASA

2017 NASA HERO NRA (link) – Due July 30, 2018 – Awards generally range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of scientific hardware).

NIH

Limited Submission NIH Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) (link) – Email of Intent Due January 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due January 11, 2018; Up to $250,000 direct costs may be requested in any single year.  The total project period may not exceed 4 years.

National Cooperative Drug/Device Discovery/Development Groups (NCDDG) for the Treatment of Mental or Substance Use Disorders or Alcohol (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Due Dates: February 23, 2018, June 22, 2018, October 23, 2018 – Application budgets are not limited over the maximum five-year funding period, but must reflect actual needs.

National Cooperative Drug/Device Discovery/Development Groups (NCDDG) for the Treatment of Mental or Substance Use Disorders or Alcohol (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Due Dates: February 23, 2018, June 22, 2018, October 23, 2018 – Application budgets are not limited over the maximum five-year funding period, but must reflect actual needs.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) (link) – Standard Due Dates: January 25, May 25, September 25 – Application budgets are not limited over the maximum five-year funding period, but must reflect actual needs.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35) (link) – Standard Due Dates: January 25, May 25, September 25 – Application budgets are not limited over the maximum five-year funding period, but must reflect actual needs.

NCATS Limited Competition: Exploratory CTSA Collaborative Innovation Awards (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Due Dates: March 29, 2018, July 30, 2018 – Application budgets may not exceed $275,000 direct costs over a maximum two-year funding period. No more than $200,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year.

NIBIB Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – Application budgets may not exceed $275,000 direct costs over a maximum two-year funding period. No more than $200,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year.

NIST

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program (link) –Applications Due February 12, 2018 – applying universities may nominate up to 8 undergraduates for participation. NIST anticipates that individual awards to institutions will range from $9,000 - $72,000 with approximately $1.8 million available for new awards.

Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (link) – Pre-applications Due December 29, 2017. Anticipated funding amount: $5,000,000 available for new awards. Goal 1 – AR/VR Technology Development and Prototyping, Goal 2 – Research on the Effectiveness and Transferability of AR/VR Simulations.

NSF

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0) (link) – Due February 20, 2018. Anticipated funding amount: $35,000,000 per year for up to 60 awards. Foundational projects - $250,000-$750,000 over 3 years, Integrative projects $500,000-$1,500,000 over 4 years. Co-funded by USDA, U.S. Dept. Energy, DoD, DARPA, and AFOSR, specific related topics considered by each agency following NSF review.

Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) (link) – LOI Due January 30, 2018, Full Due February 28, 2018. Anticipated funding amount: $19,250,000 up to 15 awards.

Partnerships for Innovation (link) – Due February 1, 2018. Anticipated funding amount: $16,750,000 up to 55 awards.

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) (link) – Due January 23, 2018. Anticipated funding amount: $12,000,000 available for 8 to 13 awards.

Enabling Discovery through Genomic tools (EDGE) (link) – Due February 1, 2018. Anticipated funding amount: $6,000,000 available for 10 awards per year.

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) (link) – Track I, IRES Sites, up to $300,000 per award, 20-25 awards, Due January 30, 2018 and September 11, 2018; Track II, Advanced Studies Institutes, $150,000 per award, 10-12 awards, Due February 6, 2018 and September 18, 2018; Track III, New Concepts in International Graduate Experience, up to $1,000,000, 3-5 awards, Due February 13, 2018 and September 25, 2018.

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) (link) – Full Due January 30, 2018 – Estimated total program funding: $17,000,000 for multiple award types and sizes ($500,000 to $3,500,000 per award for 2 to 4 years).

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) (link) – LOI Due December 1, 2017; RISE Full Due February 8, 2018; CREST Prelim. Due February 15, 2018; CREST Full Due December 7, 2018. Anticipated funding amount: $19,300,000 (including 8 new CREST Centers).

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All (link) – Full Due January 18, 2018 – Approximately 13-16 awards are anticipated, each up to $750,000 total and up to 3 years in duration, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI) (link) – LOI Due December 15, 2017; Due February 5-20, 2018 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,500,000 to $7,500,000 for 4 to 7 awards each year.

Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes (link) – LOI Due December 14, 2018; Full Due March 14, 2019 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000; Up to this amount will be initially available for this activity in FY 2020, subject to availability of funds and quality of proposals. Award amounts are anticipated to range from approximately $2.5 million per year to $5 million per year for up to five years.

Innovation Corps – National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams) (link) – Proposal accepted anytime with an I-Corps Cognizant Program Officer’s invitation. – Anticipated Funding Amount $12,750,000

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

AFCEA ROTC Scholarships (link) – Applications Due February 22, 2018 – The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers ROTC scholarships ranging from $2,000-$3,000 each are awarded to an Army, Navy (including Marine Corps option) or Air Force ROTC fulltime sophomore or junior students with at least an overall 3.0 GPA or above (with the exception of Medal of Honor and Distinguished Achievement scholarship program).

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – NOVEMBER 22

Limited Submission NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Email of Intent Due November 22, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 29, 2017

Limited Submission NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) – Email of Intent Due December 1, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 8, 2017

Limited Submission Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Moore Inventor Fellows – Email of Intent Due December 6, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 13, 2017

Limited Submission W.M. Keck Foundation Undergraduate Education Program – Email of Intent Due December 8, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 14, 2017

Limited Submission W.M. Keck Foundation Grant Programs in Research – Email of Intent Due December 8, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 14, 2017

Qatar National Research Fund

National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) (link) – Two tracks:NPRP Clusters Due January 23, 2018; the total budget per cluster is up to US$ 5M for a duration of up to five years. The budget of each sub-project should not exceed US$ 1M – NPRP Standard Due January 30, 2018.

TAMU Faculty Development Funding (Instructional Technology Services and the Pedagogy Project)

Student Success Faculty Fellows Program (link) – Due December 1, 2017 – Estimated Funding: $10,000 per fellow.

DOC

NIST Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP or Program) (link) – Abbreviated Applications Due February 2, 2018; Invited Full Applications Due March 19, 2018 – Approximately $100,000 may be available to fund the first year of new multi-year awards, supporting at most two (2) projects, depending on the availability of funding, for up to three (3) years at up to $50,000 per year

DOD

FY18 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program (link) – White Papers Due April 2 - July 31, 2018; Applications Due September 28, 2018 – Each individual award will be up to a maximum of $250,000 per year, with one-year (1) option periods, for up to three (3) years.

DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Investments Architectures Thrust (link) – Full Due December 4, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program (link) – Due December 8, 2017 – It is anticipated that approximately $400 million will be available for DOE Office of Science new, renewal, continuing, and supplemental grant and cooperative agreement awards under this and other, more targeted FOAs in FY 2017, subject to the availability of FY 2017 appropriated funds.

DOE

Environmental System Science (link) – Pre-Application Due December 20, 2017; Encourage/Discourage Date January 5, 2018; Application Due March 1, 2018 – Ceiling: $1,000,000 total for 3-year “full-size” projects; $300,000 total for 1- to 2-year exploratory (“high-risk”) projects; Floor: $100,000 total 

Atmospheric System Research (link) – Pre-Application Due December 20, 2017; Encourage/Discourage Date January 18, 2018; Application Due February 28, 2018 – Ceiling: $700,000 total for 3-year projects, $500,000 total for 2-year projects. Floor: $150,000 total for either 2-year or 3-year projects. 

ARPA-E Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration (MEITNER) (link) – Concept Papers Due December 4, 2017; Full Due: TBD – ARPA-E may issue one, multiple, or no awards under this FOA. Awards may vary between $500,000 and $5 million.

FY2018 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (link) – Deadlines for the FOA areas are specified on the cover page of the FOA. – The estimated amounts identified for each of the FOA areas are specified in Part II of the FOA.

FY2018 Scientific Infrastructure Support for CINR Funding Opportunity Announcement (link) – Due November 30, 2017 – The estimated amounts identified for each of the FOA areas are specified in Part II of the FOA.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Limited Submission Moore Inventor Fellows (link) – Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. PT Monday, February 12, 2018, with all application materials due by 5:00 p.m. PT Monday, March 5, 2018 – Each fellow will receive a total of $825,000 over three years to drive their invention forward, including $50,000 per year from their home institution as a commitment to these outstanding individuals.

IARPA

IARPA-Wide Research BAA (link) – Due May 2, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. Awards generally will be for a period of performance of 12 months or less. The amount of resources made available under this BAA shall depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the NWO Taskforce for Applied Research (SIA)

Call for Joint Proposals of the Indo-Dutch Joint Research Programme for ICT (link) – Due March 6, 2018 – For each project proposal, a grant of k€ 200 to k€ 500 can be applied for from NWO and MeitY of which circa 50% to be covered by NWO and circa 50% by MeitY. In addition, a maximum of k€ 50 per project proposal can be applied for from SIA.

NIH

Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the number of meritorious applications selected for funding. Award Budget: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

NINDS Exploratory Neuroscience Research Grant (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

NIBIB Trailblazer Award for New and Early Stage Investigators (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Application budgets may not exceed $400,000 direct costs over a maximum three-year funding period.  No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days prior; Application Due January 7, 2018; September 7, 2018 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Applications may request up to $250,000 in direct costs each year

BRAIN Initiative: Tools to target, identify and characterize non-neuronal cells in the brain (R01Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior; Application Due February 1, 2018 and October 4, 2018 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $8M to fund 10 awards. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Population-Based Model Organism Research for G x E Exploration in Complex Disease Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due December 31, 2017; Application Due February 1, 2018 – NIEHS intends to commit $4 million in FY 2019 to fund approximately 6 awards.  Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. Application budgets are limited to $499,999.00 Direct Costs.

Partnerships for Countermeasures Against Select Pathogens (R01) (link) – LOI Due December 12, 2017; Application Due January 12, 2017 – NIAID intends to commit $16 million in FY 2019 to fund 15-20 awards. Recommended budget for direct costs of up to $750,000 per year may be requested. Applicants may also request up to an additional $300,000 in the first year of the award for major equipment to ensure that research objectives can be met and biohazards can be contained, totaling $1,050,000 direct costs for Year 1 only.

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NSF

Limited Submission Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (link) – Full Due February 15, 2018 – The maximum amount now for 5-year awards is $600,000 and the maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000.

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0) (link) – Full Due February 20, 2018 – Foundational projects will range from $250,000 to $750,000 in total costs for up to three years. Integrative projects will range from $500,000 to $1,500,000 in total costs for up to four years.

Innovation Corps – National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams) (link) – Proposal accepted anytime with an I-Corps Cognizant Program Officer’s invitation. –Anticipated Funding Amount: $12.75 million per year, pending availability of funds; Estimated Number of Awards: 255

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining) (link) –Full Due February 14, 2018 – Each CyberTraining award shall range from $300,000 to $500,000 per award and shall be up to 3 years in duration.

Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Mid-scale Research Infrastructure (link) – Responses Due December 8, 2017 – The PM in Plasma Physics strongly suggested that researchers should submit ideas, as our ideas are needed for PMs to allocate funding.

Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) (link) – Full Due January 29, 2018 – Awards are anticipated to be $300,000 to $700,000 per year for up to 6 years pending the availability of funds and receipt of competitive proposals.

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All (link) – Full Due January 18, 2018 – Approximately 13-16 awards are anticipated, each up to $750,000 total and up to 3 years in duration, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX) (link) – Full Due January 9, 2018 – Approximately $10,000,000 will be made available in FY 2018 to support up to 15-25 awards with durations of 2-4 years and up to $1,000,000 per award.

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (link) – Full Due January 8, 2018 – Each project will be funded for a duration of 2 to 3 years and up to a total funding amount of $750,000.

CMMI Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) (link) – Full Due January 10-24, 2018 – PD 17-073Y

CMMI Engineering Design and System Engineering (EDSE) (link) – Full Due January 10-24, 2018 – PD 17-072Y

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) (link) – Full Due December 12, 2017 (Development and Implementation Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation); Submission Window Dates: October 1, 2017 - October 1, 2018 (Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation) – Engaged Student Learning: Up to $300K, for up to 3 years (Exploration and Design); Level 1: Up to $600K, for up to 3 years Level 2: $601K-$2M, for up to 5 years (Development and Implementation) and Institutional and Community Transformation: Up to $300K, for up to 3 years (Exploration and Design); Up to $3M, for up to 5 years (Development and Implementation)

Japan-US Network Opportunity (JUNO2)R&D for Trustworthy Networking for Smart and Connected Communities (link) – Full Due November 30, 2017 – Each award may be up to $450,000 over three years, and will be made to US organizations, pending availability of funds.

W.M. Keck Foundation

Limited Submission Undergraduate Education Program (link) – For the December grant cycle, Phase I applications must be submitted online no later than May 1, 4:30pm (PT). – Historically, grants range from $200,000 to $1 million, and are typically under $500,000.

Limited Submission Grant Programs in Research (link) – For the December grant cycle, Phase I applications must be submitted online no later than May 1, 4:30pm (PT). – Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million, and are typically $2,000,000 or less.

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Request for Information Regarding the U.S Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition (link) – Responses Due January 10, 2018

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Wistar Institute Caspar Wistar Fellows Program (link) – Applications Due January 29, 2018 – Fellows will be provided their own research space, resources and support needed to run their own labs and pursue their own independent research agenda. Fellows will be appointed for a three-year term with the possibility of extending an additional one to two years. Two Fellows will be recruited in 2018: one Fellow with a cancer focus that will join Wistar’s NCI-designated Cancer Center and one with a vaccine/immunology focus that will join Wistar’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center.

Conseil Europeeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire (CERN) / European Organization for Nuclear Research Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN: STREAM, CERN (link) – Deadline December 17, 2017 – Attractive remuneration under employment contract. In accordance with the European Commission's allowances for ITNs, there is an additional training allowance to cover training activities, conference attendance, etc.

SAE Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence (link) – Applications Due March 15, 2018 – $5,500

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – NOVEMBER 15

Limited Submission Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program – Email of Intent Due November 17, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 30, 2017

Limited Submission NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Email of Intent Due November 22, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 29, 2017

Qatar National Research Fund

National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) (link) – Two tracks:NPRP Clusters Due January 23, 2018; the total budget per cluster is up to US$ 5M for a duration of up to five years. The budget of each sub-project should not exceed US$ 1M – NPRP Standard Due January 30, 2018.

TAMU Faculty Development Funding (Instructional Technology Services and the Pedagogy Project)

Student Success Faculty Fellows Program (link) – Due December 1, 2017 – Estimated Funding: $10,000 per fellow.

DOC

NIST Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs (link) – Due: On-going – $5,000 - $1,500,000 budget range depending on specific grant program, 240 awards last year.

DOD

AFSOR Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (link) – Posted until Superseded – Amount: Upper: $400,000; Lower: $20,000

Forensic Analysis of Organic and Inorganic Compounds Associated with Microelectronics (link) – Due December 8, 2017 – Award Ceiling: $200,000; Award Floor: $40,000

Real-time 3D Camera System Using Extended Depth from Defocus and Microfluidic Lens (link) – Due December 8, 2017 – Award Ceiling: $200,000; Award Floor: $40,000

3D Visualization utilizing a Dynamic Environment (link) – Due December 8, 2017 – Award Ceiling: $200,000; Award Floor: $40,000

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps Department of Defense University Research-to-Adoption (DURA) Initiative (link) – White Papers Due December 11, 2017; Applications Due January 31, 2018 – Under this DURA FOA competition, ONR intends to award approximately two to three (2-3) awards for an estimated total value of $5,000,000 in FY2018, subject to the availability of funds. Each individual award will be up to a maximum of $2,000,000 for a period of performance up to three (3) years.

DOE

FY 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase II Release 1 (link) –LOI Due December 18, 2017; Application Due January 23, 2018 – Approximately $76 million is expected to be available for awards under this FOA; Sequential Phase II: Phase IIA $1,000,000; Phase IIB $1,000,000

FY 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2– Topics Released (link) – FOA Issued November 27, 2017; LOI Due January 8, 2018; Application Due February 26, 2018 -

NIH

Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) –Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NIMH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01) (link) – Due November 21, 2017; May 23, 2018 – Application budgets are limited to $450K in direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NSF

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering (link) – Full Due October 19, 2018 – Anticipated Funding amount: $3,500,000; Estimated Number of Awards: 15 to 20

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF and NRF Accepting Proposals for Collaborative International Research Coordination Networks (IRCNs) comprised of U.S. and South African Researchers (link)

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) (link) – Full Due January 5, 2018 and November 27, 2018 – Estimated Number of Awards: 15 to 25 per year; Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $20,000,000

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (link) – Full Due January 8, 2018

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (link) – Full Due November 27, 2017

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) (link) – Development and Implementation Tier Due December 12, 2017; Exploration and Design Tier Due October 1, 2017 – October 1, 2018;

CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) (link) – Full Due November 17, 2017-December 5, 2017 (Capacity Track) – Award Ceiling: $5,000,000; Award Floor: $200,000

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) (link) – Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018 (Check Directorate/Division information for exact dates) – PD 12-8084

AGS Solar Terrestrial Program (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 98-1523

AGS Magnetospheric Physics (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 98-5750

AGS Geospace Facilities (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 04-4202

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

National Physical Science Consortium (CPSC) Graduate Fellowship (link) – (Note: for In Progress applications and references, the deadline has been extended until December 8. No new applications will be accepted.) – The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique in being: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 annual stipend; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

Congressional Fellowships

2018-2019 ASME Congressional Fellowship (Energy) (link) – Applications Accepted until January 31, 2018 – ASME has a limited number of stipends of $80,000 per congressional/federal government fellow. Because the stipend is not intended to be the fellow's entire financial support, the remaining salary and other costs, including benefits, must be negotiated between the fellow and his or her employer.

2018-2019 ASME Congressional Fellowship (Bioengineering) (link) – Applications Accepted until January 31, 2018 – ASME has a limited number of stipends of $80,000 per congressional/federal government fellow. Because the stipend is not intended to be the fellow's entire financial support, the remaining salary and other costs, including benefits, must be negotiated between the fellow and his or her employer.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – NOVEMBER 8

Limited Submission ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards – Email of Intent Due November 9, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 16, 2017

Limited Submission Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program – Email of Intent Due November 17, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 30, 2017

Limited Submission NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Email of Intent Due November 22, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 29, 2017

Qatar National Research Fund

National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) (link) – Two tracks:NPRP Clusters Due January 23, 2018; the total budget per cluster is up to US$ 5M for a duration of up to five years. The budget of each sub-project should not exceed US$ 1M – NPRP Standard Due January 30, 2018.

TAMU Faculty Development Funding (Instructional Technology Services and the Pedogogy Project)

Student Success Faculty Fellows Program (link) – Due December 1, 2017 – Estimated Funding: $10,000 per fellow.

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Three RFAs: Evidence Based Cancer Prevention Services, Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening, and Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations (link) – Application period November 20, 2017, through February 21, 2018 – NOTE: Although CPRIT will allow more than 1 application per institution, “each application must be for distinctly different services without overlap in the services provided.”  For this reason, we would like to coordinate all applications from Texas A&M. Please send email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu by November 15, 2017, and we will share all LOIs with everyone that has an interest in these programs. Questions may be directed to Shelly Martin at shelly.martin@tamu.edu or limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu.

Griffiss Institute

Visiting Faculty (link) – Faculty are selected through national competitions by proposing research tasks in response to research topics that are posted on two websites and nationally distributed to U.S. academic institutions. Accepted faculty may have the option to sponsor one or more graduate students from their university to assist them in their research.

Lemelson-MIT

$500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize (link) – Deadline for nominations is November 30, 2017

NASA

ROSBio Appendix G: Solicitation of Proposals for Flight and Ground Space Biology Research (link) – Non-Binding NOIs Due December 4, 2017; Full Due February 2, 2018 – Awards from this solicitation will range from $ 70K per year, for two years for postdoctoral fellowship awards, to up to $750 K total for ground and/or flight-based projects awarded to PI teams.

NIH

The Application of Big Data Analytics to Drug Abuse Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior; Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Neuroscience Research on Drug Abuse (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Academic-Industrial Partnerships to Translate and Validate in vivo Cancer Imaging Systems (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – New Dates as per NOT-CA-17-034: The first due date for all types of applications allowed for this FOA is March 1, 2018. Thereafter, Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NSF

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering on the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth (link) – Due January 30 - February 12, 2018

NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (FoMR) (link) – Full Due January 12, 2018 – Approximately 6 awards are anticipated, each up to $500,000 and up to 3 years in duration, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) (link) – Full Due December 4, 2017 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $9,000,000 (estimated 40 awards pending the availability of funds) for STTR Phase I.

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) (link) – Full Due December 4, 2017 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $33,750,000 (estimated 150 awards pending the availability of funds) for SBIR Phase I.

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (link) –Full Due for New and Renewal LSAMP Pre-Alliance Planning, Bridge to the Baccalaureate (B2B), STEM Pathways Implementation-Only Projects: November 17, 2017; Full Due for STEM Ppathways and Research Alliances: January 26, 2018; Full Due for Louis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence in Broadening Participation: January 26, 2018 – Award Ceiling: $4,500,000

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants (link) – Cycle 1 Due January 3, 2018; Cycle 2 Due February 28, 2018 – $50,000

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DARPA Foundations for Strategic Mechanism Design (RFI) (link) – Responses Due By November 21, 2017

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

Griffiss Institute 2018 Summer Internship Program (link) –Cycle will open November 2017 – This is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through PhD level (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – NOVEMBER 1

Limited Submission ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards – Email of Intent Due November 9, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 16, 2017

Limited Submission Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grants – Email of Intent Due November 6, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 9, 2017

Limited Submission National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due November 3, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 8, 2017

Limited Submission Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program – Email of Intent Due November 17, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 30, 2017

DOD

AFOSR Dynamically and Controllably Reconfigurable Antennas through Physical Deformation Processes (link) – Due December 15, 2017 – Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,800,000

DoD Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, Toward A Next-Generation Trauma Care Capability: Foundational Research for Autonomous, Unmanned, and Robotics Development of Medical Technologies (FORwARD) Award Synopsis 1 (link) – Pre-Application Due November 20, 2017; Application Due February 5, 2018 – The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance will not exceed $1.3M.

AFRL FY 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (link) – Applications Open September 1 - November 30, 2017 – The levels for the FY 2017 U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty are as follows: Assistant Professor: $1,500/weekly, Associate Professor: $1,700/weekly, Professor: $1,900/weekly (U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty participants have the opportunity to bring a graduate student with them.)

DARPA I2O Office‐wide BAA (link) – Abstract Due July 12, 2018; Proposal Due August 31, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Microsystems Technology Office Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (link) – Abstracts May Be Submitted on Rolling Basis until August 10, 2018; Proposals May Be Submitted on Rolling Basis until September 13, 2018 – This BAA is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research (studies) that may lead to larger, focused, MTO programs in the future. Studies are defined as single phase efforts of short duration (< 12 months) costing less than $1,000,000.

DARPA DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (link) – Executive Summary Due April 26, 2018; Abstract Due May 10, 2018; Full Due June 11, 2018 – DARPA anticipates multiple awards. The level of funding for individual awards made under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Innovative Systems for Military Missions (link) – Due June 12, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds. In general, initial awards are anticipated to be for less than $1 million and less than 18 months duration, although options that follow the base effort may also be proposed.

DOE

Solar Desalination (link) – Concept Papers Due December 4, 2017; Full Due March 16, 2018 – EERE anticipates making approximately 7 to 10 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $0.5 million and $5 million.

IARPA

Proteos (link) – Due November 13, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA shall depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

NASA

2017 NASA HERO NRA (link) – Due July 30, 2018 – Awards generally range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of scientific hardware).

NIH

BRAIN Initiative: Tools to Facilitate High-Throughput Microconnectivity Analysis (R01) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Due Date; Proposal Due December 7, 2017 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $4 million to fund 3-7 awards. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NIBIB Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – Application budgets may not exceed $275,000 direct costs over a maximum two-year funding period. No more than $200,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year.

NIST

Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (link) – Pre-applications Due December 29, 2017. Anticipated funding amount: $5,000,000 available for new awards. Goal 1 – AR/VR Technology Development and Prototyping, Goal 2 – Research on the Effectiveness and Transferability of AR/VR Simulations.

NSF

Limited Submission National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (link) – LOI Due December 6, 2017; Invited Full Due February 6, 2018. Anticipated funding amount: $36,100,000 for 10-12 awards.

Partnerships for Innovation (link) – Due February 1, 2018. Anticipated funding amount: $16,750,000 up to 55 awards.

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) (link) – Due January 23, 2018. Anticipated funding amount: $12,000,000 available for 8 to 13 awards.

Enabling Discovery through Genomic tools (EDGE) (link) – Due February 1, 2018. Anticipated funding amount: $6,000,000 available for 10 awards per year.

Dear Colleague Letter: Joint NSF/ENG and AFOSR Funding Opportunity: Supporting Fundamental Research in the Quantitative Representation of Microstructures (QRM) (link) – Submit proposals to the Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) program in the Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) during an open submission window (January 10-24, 2018). Awards ranging from $300,000 - $450,000 for 3-4 years. Contact program officer prior to submission.

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) (link) – Track I, IRES Sites, up to $300,000 per award, 20-25 awards, Due January 30, 2018 and September 11, 2018; Track II, Advanced Studies Institutes, $150,000 per award, 10-12 awards, Due February 6, 2018 and September 18, 2018; Track III, New Concepts in International Graduate Experience, up to $1,000,000, 3-5 awards, Due February 13, 2018 and September 25, 2018.

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) (link) – Full Due January 30, 2018 – Estimated total program funding: $17,000,000 for multiple award types and sizes ($500,000 to $3,500,000 per award for 2 to 4 years).

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) (link) – LOI Due December 1, 2017; RISE Full Due February 8, 2018; CREST Prelim. Due February 15, 2018; CREST Full Due December 7, 2018. Anticipated funding amount: $19,300,000 (including 8 new CREST Centers).

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All (link) – Full Due January 18, 2018 – Approximately 13-16 awards are anticipated, each up to $750,000 total and up to 3 years in duration, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI) (link) – LOI Due December 15, 2017; Due February 5-20, 2018 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,500,000 to $7,500,000 for 4 to 7 awards each year.

Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes (link) – LOI Due December 14, 2018; Full Due March 14, 2019 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000; Up to this amount will be initially available for this activity in FY 2020, subject to availability of funds and quality of proposals. Award amounts are anticipated to range from approximately $2.5 million per year to $5 million per year for up to five years.

Innovation Corps – National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams) (link) – Proposal accepted anytime with an I-Corps Cognizant Program Officer’s invitation. – Anticipated Funding Amount $12,750,000

TAMU Faculty Development Funding (Instructional Technology Services and the Pedogogy Project)

Student Success Faculty Fellows Program (link) – Due December 1, 2017 – Estimated Funding: $10,000 per fellow.

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

AFCEA Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans Scholarship (link) – Application Due November 15, 2017 – Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations (years 2004-present) who are currently enrolled and attending classes in an Undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at an accredited four year college or university in the U.S.

AFRL FY 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (link) – Applications Open September 1 - November 30, 2017 – The levels for the FY 2017 U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program graduate students are as follows: Currently pursuing a master's degree: $884/weekly, Currently pursuing a Ph.D.: $1,175/weekly (U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty participants have the opportunity to bring a graduate student with them.)

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowships (link) – Applications Due November 30, 2017 – US$5,000 each. Funded by the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

AFCEA ROTC Scholarships (link) – Applications open November 2017; Due February 22, 2018 – The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers ROTC scholarships ranging from $2,000-$3,000 each are awarded to an Army, Navy (including Marine Corps option) or Air Force ROTC fulltime sophomore or junior students with at least an overall 3.0 GPA or above (with the exception of Medal of Honor and Distinguished Achievement scholarship program).

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – OCTOBER 25

Limited Submission NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development – Email of Intent Due October 27, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 3, 2017

Limited Submission ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards – Email of Intent Due November 9, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 16, 2017

Limited Submission Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grants – Email of Intent Due November 6, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 9, 2017

TAMU Dean of Faculties, the Center for Teaching Excellence, Instructional Technology Services, and Undergraduate Studies

Request for Proposals: Enhancing the Design of Gateway Experiences (EDGE) (link) – Due November 1, 2017 – Selected Programs will receive up to $33,000 per year for up to three years, so long as milestones are met each year.  This grant focuses on gateway courses (high enrollment introductory courses with low A, B, C rates).

TAMU Division of Research and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Texas A&M-FAPESP Research Program SPRINT – 3rd Edition 2017 (link) – Proposal Due October 30, 2017 – $10,000/year for TAMU PI

DOD

FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program (link) – Due December 8, 2017 – It is anticipated that approximately $400 million will be available for DOE Office of Science new, renewal, continuing, and supplemental grant and cooperative agreement awards under this and other, more targeted FOAs in FY 2017, subject to the availability of FY 2017 appropriated funds.

AFOSR CENTER OF EXCELLENCE: Efficient and Robust Machine Learning (ERML) (link) – White Papers Due October 30, 2017; Proposals Due November 30, 2017 – The total anticipated amount for the award is $4M. Each of the three (3) years base is anticipated to be funded at $1M each and $500K each for option years. All funding projections are based on availability of funds.

DOE

ARPA-E Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration (MEITNER) (link) – Concept Papers Due December 4, 2017; Full Due: TBD – ARPA-E may issue one, multiple, or no awards under this FOA. Awards may vary between $500,000 and $5 million.

FY2018 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (link) – Deadlines for the FOA areas are specified on the cover page of the FOA. – The estimated amounts identified for each of the FOA areas are specified in Part II of the FOA.

FY2018 Scientific Infrastructure Support for CINR Funding Opportunity Announcement (link) – Due November 30, 2017 – The estimated amounts identified for each of the FOA areas are specified in Part II of the FOA.

FY2017 Vehicle Technologies Office Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging Funding Opportunity Announcement (DOE NETL) (link) – Concept Paper Due November 21, 2017; Full Due January 18, 2018 – EERE anticipates making awards in the approximate ranges listed below: Area of Interest 1: $2,000,000 - $5,000,000; Area of Interest 2: $500,000 - $1,500,000

Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems (Gen3CSP) (link) – Mandatory Concept Papers Due November 3, 2017; Full Due January 19, 2018 – SunShot expects to make approximately 12 awards under Gen3CSP, each ranging between $500,000 and $35 million for a total of $62 million. Topic 1 awardees will have a 20% cost share requirement.

IARPA

IARPA-Wide Research BAA (link) – Due May 2, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. Awards generally will be for a period of performance of 12 months or less. The amount of resources made available under this BAA shall depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

NIH

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days prior; Application Due January 7, 2018; September 7, 2018 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Applications may request up to $250,000 in direct costs each year

BRAIN Initiative: Tools to target, identify and characterize non-neuronal cells in the brain (R01Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior; Application Due February 1, 2018 and October 4, 2018 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $8M to fund 10 awards. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Population-Based Model Organism Research for G x E Exploration in Complex Disease Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due December 31, 2017; Application Due February 1, 2018 – NIEHS intends to commit $4 million in FY 2019 to fund approximately 6 awards.  Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. Application budgets are limited to $499,999.00 Direct Costs.

NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Dynamic Neuroimmune Interactions in the Transition from Normal CNS Function to Disorders (R01) (link) – LOI Due November 7, 2017; Application Due December 7, 2017 – The NIH Blueprint Institutes intend to commit $4.3 million in total costs for FY 2018 to fund 7-9 awards. Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The budgets are limited to $400,000 direct costs annually.

Partnerships for Countermeasures Against Select Pathogens (R01) (link) – LOI Due December 12, 2017; Application Due January 12, 2017 – NIAID intends to commit $16 million in FY 2019 to fund 15-20 awards. Recommended budget for direct costs of up to $750,000 per year may be requested. Applicants may also request up to an additional $300,000 in the first year of the award for major equipment to ensure that research objectives can be met and biohazards can be contained, totaling $1,050,000 direct costs for Year 1 only.

BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due December 7, 2017 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $2 million to fund 4-6 awards. Application budgets are limited to $300,000 in direct costs in any project year, and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NSF

Limited Submission Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development (link) –Full Due January 10, 2018 – Proposals submitted in response to this program solicitation will be competing for about $75 million, pending availability of funds and quality of proposals. Up to $30 million of these funds will be available to support proposals requesting $1-$4 million from NSF, depending on overall proposal pressure and quality.

Dear Colleague Letter: Joint NSF/ENG and AFOSR Funding Opportunity: Supporting Fundamental Research in the Quantitative Representation of Microstructures (QRM) (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Principles for the Design of Digital Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Environments (link)

Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) (link) – Full Due January 29, 2018 – Awards are anticipated to be $300,000 to $700,000 per year for up to 6 years pending the availability of funds and receipt of competitive proposals.

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All (link) – Full Due January 18, 2018

Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX) (link) – Full Due January 9, 2018 – Approximately $10,000,000 will be made available in FY 2018 to support up to 15-25 awards with durations of 2-4 years and up to $1,000,000 per award.

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (link) – Full Due January 8, 2018 – Each project will be funded for a duration of 2 to 3 years and up to a total funding amount of $750,000.

CMMI Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) (link) – Full Due January 10-24, 2018 – PD 17-073Y

CMMI Engineering Design and System Engineering (EDSE) (link) – Full Due January 10-24, 2018 – PD 17-072Y

Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES): NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub (link)– Full Due November 27, 2017 – In FY 2018, approximately $2.5 million is available to fund the first year of a Cooperative Agreement that is expected to provide up to $10.5 million support for the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub over a five-year period of performance.

Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS) (link) – Full Due December 11, 2017 – Foundational projects are anticipated to range from $350,000 to $700,000 in total costs for up to three years. Integrative projects are anticipated to range from $500,000 to $1,400,000 in total costs for up to four years.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) (link) – Full Due December 12, 2017 (Development and Implementation Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation); Submission Window Dates: October 1, 2017 - October 1, 2018 (Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation) – Engaged Student Learning: Up to $300K, for up to 3 years (Exploration and Design); Level 1: Up to $600K, for up to 3 years Level 2: $601K-$2M, for up to 5 years (Development and Implementation) and Institutional and Community Transformation: Up to $300K, for up to 3 years (Exploration and Design); Up to $3M, for up to 5 years (Development and Implementation)

Japan-US Network Opportunity (JUNO2)R&D for Trustworthy Networking for Smart and Connected Communities (link) – Full Due November 30, 2017 – Each award may be up to $450,000 over three years, and will be made to US organizations, pending availability of funds.

ORAU

Limited Submission Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (link) – Due January 8, 2018 – The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June 1 to May 31).

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program (link) – Applications Due November 16, 2017 – A monthly stipend of up to $3,000/month for general living expenses; reimbursement of inbound/outbound traveling expenses to/from the host DOE laboratory/facility of up to $2,000. 

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

Berkeley Lab Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computing Sciences (link) – Applications Due November 13, 2017; Letters of Reference Due November 17, 2017 – The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary, professional travel allowance, relocation assistance, excellent benefits, and an opportunity to work in the San Francisco Bay Area.

SAE Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence (link) –Applications Due March 15, 2018 – $5,500

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – OCTOBER 18

Limited Submission Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grants – Email of Intent Due November 6, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 9, 2017

TAMU Dean of Faculties, the Center for Teaching Excellence, Instructional Technology Services, and Undergraduate Studies

Request for Proposals: Enhancing the Design of Gateway Experiences (EDGE) (link) – Due November 1, 2017 – Selected Programs will receive up to $33,000 per year for up to three years, so long as milestones are met each year.  This grant focuses on gateway courses (high enrollment introductory courses with low A, B, C rates).

TAMU Division of Research and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Texas A&M-FAPESP Research Program SPRINT – 3rd Edition 2017 (link) – Proposal Due October 30, 2017 – $10,000/year for TAMU PI

ASME

2018-2019 ASME Congressional Fellowship (Energy) (link) – Applications Accepted until January 31, 2018 – ASME has a limited number of stipends of $80,000 per congressional/federal government fellow. Because the stipend is not intended to be the fellow's entire financial support, the remaining salary and other costs, including benefits, must be negotiated between the fellow and his or her employer.

2018-2019 ASME Congressional Fellowship (Bioengineering) (link) – Applications Accepted until January 31, 2018 – ASME has a limited number of stipends of $80,000 per congressional/federal government fellow. Because the stipend is not intended to be the fellow's entire financial support, the remaining salary and other costs, including benefits, must be negotiated between the fellow and his or her employer.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges Explorations (link) – Applications Due November 8, 2017 – Initial grants are for USD $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on funding of up to USD $1 million.

DOC

NIST Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs (link) – Due: On-going – $5,000 - $1,500,000 budget range depending on specific grant program, 240 awards last year.

DOD

DARPA Broad Agency Announcement Geospatial Cloud Analytics (GCA) (link) –Abstract Due October 26, 2017; Proposal Due December 14, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DoD USAMRMC FY18-FY22 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research (link) – Due September 30, 2022 – The funding amount for this BAA is unspecified, and the number of awards is indeterminate and contingent upon funding availability.

DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Investments Design Thrust (link) – Due November 14, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Materials and Integration (link) – Due November 6, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DOE

Medium/Heavy-Duty, On-Road Natural Gas Engine R&D (link) – Concept Papers Due November 8, 2017; Full Due January 11, 2018 – EERE anticipates making approximately 2-3 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 million.

2018 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1 (link) – LOI Due October 30, 2017; Application Due December 4, 2017 – Ceiling (i.e., the maximum amount for an individual award made under this FOA): $150,000 or $225,000 for SBIR and STTR grants depending on Topic.

NIH

Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01) (link) – Due November 21, 2017; May 23, 2018 – Application budgets are limited to $450K in direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NSF

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) (link) – Full Due January 5, 2018 and November 27, 2018 – Estimated Number of Awards: 15 to 25 per year; Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $20,000,000

Dear Colleague Letter: Encouraging Participation of Cloud Computing Providers in Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental Funding (link)

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (link) – Full Due January 8, 2018

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (link) – Full Due November 27, 2017

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) (link) – Development and Implementation Tier Due December 12, 2017; Exploration and Design Tier Due October 1, 2017 – October 1, 2018;

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP) (link) – Full Due October 1, 2017 - November 1, 2017 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $55,000,000 for estimated 225 awards.

CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) (link) – Prelim Due November 2, 2017; Full Due Full Due January 18, 2018 – With up to 15 Institutional Infrastructure (II) awards and up to 15 Community Infrastructure (CI) awards in each competition. The majority of the II awards will be made in the $200,000 - $750,000 range, though a small number of II awards may be made in the $750,000 - $1,000,000 range. The majority of the CI awards will be made in the $500,000 - $1,000,000 range, though a very small number of CI awards may be made in the $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 range. The majority of the Community Infrastructure Planning (CI-P) awards will be made in the $50,000 - $100,000 range.

Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) (link) – Full Due November 14, 2017 – Normal limits for funding requests of DRK -12 proposals are as follows: (1) Level I projects up to $450,000 with duration up to three years; (2) Level II projects up to $3,000,000 with duration up to four years; and (3) Level III projects up to $5,000,000 with duration up to five years. Synthesis proposals are up to $300,000 and two years duration. Conference proposals are up to $100,000 and one year duration.

CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) (link) – Full Due November 17, 2017-December 5, 2017 (Capacity Track) – Award Ceiling: $5,000,000; Award Floor: $200,000

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) (link) – Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018 (Check Directorate/Division information for exact dates) – PD 12-8084

AGS Solar Terrestrial Program (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 98-1523

AGS Magnetospheric Physics (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 98-5750

AGS Geospace Facilities (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 04-4202

Royal Academy of Engineering

Prince Philip Medal (link) – Due November 13, 2017

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Hydrographic Society of America (THOSA) National Scholarship (link) – Due November 15, 2017 – For 2016-2017 academic year; awards are expected to be at least: 2 year program: $3,000; 4 year program: $4,000; Graduate program: $3,500

The Hydrographic Society of America (THOSA) Houston Chapter Scholarship (link) – Due October 31, 2017 – First-year students who qualify will receive a $500 scholarship award for the first year and will be given preference in future scholarship applications from the THSOA - Houston Chapter. Second-year and higher students who qualify will receive a $1,000 (or greater) scholarship award. Second-year and higher students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – OCTOBER 11

Limited Submission Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grants – Email of Intent Due November 6, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 9, 2017

TAMU Dean of Faculties, the Center for Teaching Excellence, Instructional Technology Services, and Undergraduate Studies

Request for Proposals: Enhancing the Design of Gateway Experiences (EDGE) (link) – Due November 1, 2017 – Selected Programs will receive up to $33,000 per year for up to three years, so long as milestones are met each year.  This grant focuses on gateway courses (high enrollment introductory courses with low A, B, C rates).

TAMU Division of Research and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Texas A&M-FAPESP Research Program SPRINT – 3rd Edition 2017 (link) – Proposal Due October 30, 2017 – $10,000/year for TAMU PI

DOD

Air Force Global Operational Tactical Information Technology (GOT-IT) (link) – White Papers Accepted until September 30, 2019 – Total funding for this BAA is approximately $9.5M. The anticipated funding to be obligated under this BAA is broken out by fiscal year as follows: FY16 - $2.0M; FY17 - $4.0M; FY18 - $1.5M; and FY19 - $2.0M. Individual awards will not normally exceed 24 months with dollar amounts normally ranging between $500K to $2M per year. There is also the potential to make awards at any dollar value.

DARPA Young Faculty Award (link) – Executive Summary Was Due October 2, 2017 (highly encouraged); Full Due December 4, 2017 – Each award will include a 24-month base period (a maximum of $500,000) and a 12-month option period (a maximum of $500,000). Please note: To be eligible for the DARPA YFA, the PIs can be untenured tenure-track Assistant Professors, but also tenured Associate Professors within 3 years of their tenure appointment.

DARPA Active Social Engineering Defense (ASED) (link) – Abstract Was Due September 19, 2017 (highly encouraged); Proposal Due November 9, 2017 – DARPA anticipates multiple awards under this solicitation.

Defense Intelligence Agency DIA INNOVATION Agency-Wide (link) – BAA Open until November 26, 2018, to be reviewed annually; Step I: White papers will be accepted throughout the BAA Open Period – Multiple awards are anticipated although no commitments or promises are made in this regard. It is anticipated that awards will also be made by other Agencies in addition to DIA.

ONR National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) 2018 Broad Agency Announcement (link) – LOI for Topic 3 Due October 16, 2017 with the Full Due January 29, 2018 – Topic 1: Individual Award Amount Range: $150,000 per year; Topic 2: Individual Award Amount Range: $300,000 - $700,000 per year; Topic 3: Individual Award Amount Range: Up to $500,000 per year

DOE

Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems (Gen3CSP) (link) – Concept Paper Due November 3, 2017; Full Due January 19, 2018 – EERE expects to make $62 million of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 8-12 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $0.5 and $35 million.

Advanced Power Electronics Design for Solar Applications (link) – Concept Paper Due October 12, 2017; Full Due December 15, 2017 – EERE expects to make approximately $20 million of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 10-15 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $0.5 and $3 million.

NREL Technology Development and Innovation for Addressing Wind Wildlife Operational Challenges (link) – Stage 1 Concept Paper Due October 13, 2017; Stage 2 Proposals Due November 20, 2017 – Best Value Selection, Firm Fixed Price with Price Participation

Lemelson-MIT

$500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize (link) – Deadline for nominations is November 30, 2017

NIH

Interactive Digital Media STEM Resources for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences (SBIR) (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link)– Due January 5. 2018 and September 5, 2018 – According to statutory guidelines, total funding support (direct costs, indirect costs, fee) normally may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards.

Interactive Digital Media STEM Resources for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences (STTR) (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Due January 5. 2018 and September 5, 2018 – According to statutory guidelines, total funding support (direct costs, indirect costs, fee) normally may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) (link) – Standard Due Dates: January 25, May 25, September 25 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

BRAIN Initiative: Proof of Concept Development of Early Stage Next Generation Human Brain Imaging (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due November 20, 2017; Application Due December 20, 2017 – Application budgets are limited to $300,000 in direct costs in any project year.

NIAID Research Education Program (R25) (link) – LOI Due November 6, 2017; Application Due December 6, 2017 – Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project and are limited to $325,000 direct costs/year for each award.

Development of a Device to Objectively Measure Pain (SBIR R43/R44) (link) – 30 Days Prior to Application Due Date; Application Due December 5, 2017 – According to statutory guidelines, total funding support (direct costs, indirect costs, fee) normally may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards.

Development of a Device to Objectively Measure Pain (STTR R41/R42) (link) – 30 Days Prior to Application Due Date; Application Due December 5, 2017 – According to statutory guidelines, total funding support (direct costs, indirect costs, fee) normally may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards.

NSF

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) (link) – Full Due January 5, 2018

Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT) (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – $15,000,000, pending availability of funds; Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 40

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs (link) –Due November1-15 for Small projects – Small Projects: up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years.

CMMI Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (MME) (link) – Full Due January 10-24, 2018 – PD 17-1468

CMMI Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) (link) – Full Due January 10-24, 2018 – PD 17-7569

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing Realignment of the Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events (IMEE) Program and Change in Program Name to Humans, Disasters and the Built Environment (HDBE) (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing Realignment of the Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) Program (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing Creation of the Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) Program which Merges and Replaces the Engineering and Systems Design (ESD), System Science (SYS), and Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS) Programs (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing Creation of the Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) Program which is Replacing the Engineering for Natural Hazard (ENH), Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM), and Structural and Architectural Engineering and Materials (SAEM) Programs (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Implementation of “No-Deadline,” Full-proposal Submission Process for Most Programs in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (link)

NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (FoMR) (link) – Full Due January 12, 2018 – Approximately 6 awards are anticipated, each up to $500,000 and up to 3 years in duration, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) (link) – Full Due December 4, 2017 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $9,000,000 (estimated 40 awards pending the availability of funds) for STTR Phase I.

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) (link) – Full Due December 4, 2017 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $33,750,000 (estimated 150 awards pending the availability of funds) for SBIR Phase I.

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (link) – Full Due for Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity: November 3, 2017; Full Due for New and Renewal LSAMP Pre-Alliance Planning, Bridge to the Baccalaureate (B2B), STEM Pathways Implementation-Only Projects: November 17, 2017; Full Due for STEM pathways and Research Alliances: January 26, 2018; Full Due for Louis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence in Broadening Participation: January 26, 2018 – Award Ceiling: $4,500,000

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP) (link) – Full Due October 1, 2017 - November 1, 2017 – Approximately $55,000,000 pending availability of funds. Average award sizes vary greatly among Programs since they may fund different proportions of standard vs. continuing grants.

Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS) (link) – Due December 11, 2017 – Foundational projects are anticipated to range from $350,000 to $700,000 in total costs for up to three years. Integrative projects are anticipated to range from $500,000 to $1,400,000 in total costs for up to four years. 

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Mid-scale Research Infrastructure (link) – Responses Via Online Questionnaire Due December 8, 2017

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Facebook Fellowship Program (link) – Application Closes October 31, 2017 – Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year, and up to $5,000 in conference travel support.

Griffiss Institute 2018 Summer Internship Program (link) –Cycle will open November 2017 – This is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through PhD level (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine NRC Research Associateships Programs (RAP) (link) – Online Application Opens September 1 with Application Deadline of November 1; Online Application Opens December 1 with Application Deadline of February 1

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – OCTOBER 4

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Core Facilities Support Awards – Email of Intent Due October 10, 2017; Internal Proposal Due October 17, 2017

Limited Submission Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grants – Email of Intent Due November 6, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 9, 2017

TAMU Dean of Faculties, the Center for Teaching Excellence, Instructional Technology Services, and Undergraduate Studies

Request for Proposals: Enhancing the Design of Gateway Experiences (EDGE) (link) – Due November 1, 2017 – Selected Programs will receive up to $33,000 per year for up to three years, so long as milestones are met each year.  This grant focuses on gateway courses (high enrollment introductory courses with low A, B, C rates).

Center for Translational Environmental Health Research – See the September 27 edition of Engineering Research Digest for more information (/media/567696/eng-research-digest-sept-27-2017.pdf).

Request for Special Opportunity Pilot Project Applications: Hurricane Harvey Round 6: 2017/8 Funding – Full Due October 6, 2017 – The maximum budget for Pilot Projects is $50,000; CTEHR will make up to $200,000 available. No salary support for the PI is allowed.

TAMU Division of Research and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Texas A&M-FAPESP Research Program SPRINT – 3rd Edition 2017 (link) – Proposal Due October 30, 2017 – $10,000/year for TAMU PI

DOD

ONR FY18 Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology Synopsis 1 (link) – Due September 28, 2018 – The funded amount and period of performance of each proposal selected for award may vary depending on the research area and the technical approach to be pursued by the offeror selected.

AFOSR Dynamically and Controllably Reconfigurable Antennas through Physical Deformation Processes (link) – Due December 15, 2017 – Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,800,000

DoD Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, Toward A Next-Generation Trauma Care Capability: Foundational Research for Autonomous, Unmanned, and Robotics Development of Medical Technologies (FORwARD) Award Synopsis 1 (link) – Pre-Application Due November 20, 2017; Application Due February 5, 2018 – The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance will not exceed $1.3M.

AFOSR CENTER OF EXCELLENCE: Efficient and Robust Machine Learning (ERML) (link) – White Papers Due October 30, 2017; Proposals Due November 30, 2017 – The total anticipated amount for the award is $4M. Each of the three (3) years base is anticipated to be funded at $1M each and $500K each for option years. All funding projections are based on availability of funds.

DoD USAMRMC FY18-FY22 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research (link) – Due September 30, 2022 – The funding amount for this BAA is unspecified, and the number of awards is indeterminate and contingent upon funding availability.

AFRL FY 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (link) – Applications Open September 1 - November 30, 2017 – The levels for the FY 2017 U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty are as follows: Assistant Professor: $1,500/weekly, Associate Professor: $1,700/weekly, Professor: $1,900/weekly (U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty participants have the opportunity to bring a graduate student with them.)

DARPA I2O Office‐wide BAA (link) – Abstract Due July 12, 2018; Proposal Due August 31, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Microsystems Technology Office Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (link) – Abstracts May Be Submitted on Rolling Basis until August 10, 2018; Proposals May Be Submitted on Rolling Basis until September 13, 2018 – This BAA is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research (studies) that may lead to larger, focused, MTO programs in the future. Studies are defined as single phase efforts of short duration (< 12 months) costing less than $1,000,000.

DARPA DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (link) – Executive Summary Due April 26, 2018; Abstract Due May 10, 2018; Full Due June 11, 2018 – DARPA anticipates multiple awards. The level of funding for individual awards made under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Innovative Systems for Military Missions (link) – Due June 12, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds. In general, initial awards are anticipated to be for less than $1 million and less than 18 months duration, although options that follow the base effort may also be proposed.

DOE

Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots (link) – Due November 2, 2017 – Phase I: The maximum individual award value will be $1,000,000; Phase II: The maximum individual award value will be $3,000,000; Phase III: The maximum individual award value will be $80,000,000.

Solar Desalination (link) – Concept Papers Due December 4, 2017; Full Due March 16, 2018 – EERE anticipates making approximately 7 to 10 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $0.5 million and $5 million.

IARPA

Proteos (link) – Due November 13, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA shall depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

Finding Engineering-Linked Indicators (FELIX) (link) –Due October 16, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA shall depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

NASA

2017 NASA HERO NRA (link) – Due July 30, 2018 – Awards generally range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of scientific hardware).

NIH

BRAIN Initiative: Tools to Facilitate High-Throughput Microconnectivity Analysis (R01) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Due Date; Proposal Due December 7, 2017 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $4 million to fund 3-7 awards. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NIBIB Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – Application budgets may not exceed $275,000 direct costs over a maximum two-year funding period. No more than $200,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year.

NSF

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All (link) – Full Due January 18, 2018 – Approximately 13-16 awards are anticipated, each up to $750,000 total and up to 3 years in duration, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI) (link) – LOI Due December 15, 2017; Due February 5-20, 2018 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,500,000 to $7,500,000 for 4 to 7 awards each year.

Dear Colleague Letter: Discovery Research PreK-12: Advancing STEM+Computing (link)

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (link) – Full Due October 10, 2017 (medium projects); October 20, 2017 (frontier projects); November 15, 2017 (small projects); December 13, 2017 (cybersecurity education projects)

Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes (link) – LOI Due December 14, 2018; Full Due March 14, 2019 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000; Up to this amount will be initially available for this activity in FY 2020, subject to availability of funds and quality of proposals. Award amounts are anticipated to range from approximately $2.5 million per year to $5 million per year for up to five years.

Innovation Corps – National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams) (link) – Proposal accepted anytime with an I-Corps Cognizant Program Officer’s invitation. – Anticipated Funding Amount $12,750,000

USDA

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program (link) – Due October 31, 2017 –Anticipated Amount Available $3,100,000

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

NIH Request for Information (RFI): Next-Generation Data Science Challenges in Health and Biomedicine (link) – Responses Due November 1, 2017

Air Force Assured and Trusted Microelectronics Solutions (ATMS) (link) – Notice of Contract Action (NOCA). This announcement does not request any white papers or proposals at this time. The following topic is an anticipated requirement for AFRL/RY. An Open BAA requesting white papers for this topic is anticipated to be published in the October 2017 timeframe.

DOE Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity for High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) (link)

DOE Notice of Intent – Energy Efficiency R&D for Fluid Power Off-Road Vehicles (link

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Activation Energy Cyclotron Road Cohort 4 (link) – Applications Due October 31 – A two year fellowship: Includes a personal living stipend ranging from $80,000 to $110,000/year depending on experience, along with full individual health insurance, and up to $20,000/year travel allowance.

AFCEA Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans Scholarship (link) – Application Due November 15, 2017 – Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations (years 2004-present) who are currently enrolled and attending classes in an Undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at an accredited four year college or university in the U.S.

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowships (link) – Applications Due November 30, 2017 – US$5,000 each. Funded by the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

AFRL FY 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (link) – Applications Open September 1 - November 30, 2017 – The levels for the FY 2017 U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program graduate students are as follows: Currently pursuing a master's degree: $884/weekly, Currently pursuing a Ph.D.: $1,175/weekly (U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty participants have the opportunity to bring a graduate student with them.)

AFCEA ROTC Scholarships (link) – Applications open November 2017; Due February 22, 2018 – The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers ROTC scholarships ranging from $2,000-$3,000 each are awarded to an Army, Navy (including Marine Corps option) or Air Force ROTC fulltime sophomore or junior students with at least an overall 3.0 GPA or above (with the exception of Medal of Honor and Distinguished Achievement scholarship program).

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – SEPTEMBER 27

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards – Email of Intent Due October 3, 2017; Internal Proposal Due October 10, 2017

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Core Facilities Support Awards – Email of Intent Due October 10, 2017; Internal Proposal Due October 17, 2017

Limited Submission The Greenwall Foundation Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics – Email of Intent Due October 2, 2017; Internal Proposal Due October 6, 2017

Limited Submission Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grants – Email of Intent Due November 6, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 9, 2017

TAMU Dean of Faculties, the Center for Teaching Excellence, Instructional Technology Services, and Undergraduate Studies

Request for Proposals: Enhancing the Design of Gateway Experiences (EDGE) (link) – Due November 1, 2017 – Selected Programs will receive up to $33,000 per year for up to three years, so long as milestones are met each year.  This grant focuses on gateway courses (high enrollment introductory courses with low A, B, C rates).

Center for Translational Environmental Health Research

Request for Special Opportunity Pilot Project Applications: Hurricane Harvey Round 6: 2017/8 Funding – Full Due October 6, 2017 – The maximum budget for Pilot Projects is $50,000; CTEHR will make up to $200,000 available. No salary support for the PI is allowed.

TAMU Division of Research and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Texas A&M-FAPESP Research Program SPRINT – 3rd Edition 2017 (link) –Proposal Due October 30, 2017 – $10,000/year for TAMU PI

Brain Research Foundation

Limited Submission Fay/Frank Seed Grants (link) – LOI Due January 8, 2018; Invited Proposals Due March 28, 2018 – Each total grant is limited to $80,000 (direct costs) for a two year grant period.

DOD

Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) Broad Agency Announcement for FY17 (link) – Full Due October 31, 2017 – The funded amount and period of performance of each proposal selected for award may vary depending on the research area and the technical approach to be pursued by the offeror selected.

DOE

FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program (link) – Due December 8, 2017 – It is anticipated that approximately $400 million will be available for DOE Office of Science new, renewal, continuing, and supplemental grant and cooperative agreement awards under this and other, more targeted FOAs in FY 2017, subject to the availability of FY 2017 appropriated funds.

Office of Science High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science (link) – LOI Due October 1, 2017; Application Due November 15, 2017 – It is anticipated that award sizes may range from $50,000 per year to $500,000 per year, typically less than $300,000 per year, with a median award size between $200,000 per year and $250,000 per year.  

ARPA-E Innovative Development in Energy-related Applied Science (IDEAS) Mod 2 (link) – Concept Paper Due September 30, 2017 – ARPA-E expects that approximately $7.5 will be available for new awards through FY17 (September 30, 2017), subject to the availability of appropriated funds.

The Greenwall Foundation

Limited Submission Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics (link) – LOI Due November 1, 2017; Invited Full Proposals Due January 15, 2018 – The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.  Each year around three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program.

IARPA

IARPA-Wide Research BAA (link) – Due May 2, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. Awards generally will be for a period of performance of 12 months or less. The amount of resources made available under this BAA shall depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

Microsoft

Microsoft Azure for Research Award: South BD Hub (link) – Due October 15, 2017 – Awarding cloud credits for research

NIH

BRAIN Initiative: Tools to target, identify and characterize non-neuronal cells in the brain (R01Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior; Application Due February 1, 2018 and October 4, 2018 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $8M to fund 10 awards. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Population-Based Model Organism Research for G x E Exploration in Complex Disease Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due December 31, 2017; Application Due February 1, 2018 – NIEHS intends to commit $4 million in FY 2019 to fund approximately 6 awards.  Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. Application budgets are limited to $499,999.00 Direct Costs.

NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Dynamic Neuroimmune Interactions in the Transition from Normal CNS Function to Disorders (R01) (link) – LOI Due November 7, 2017; Application Due December 7, 2017 – The NIH Blueprint Institutes intend to commit $4.3 million in total costs for FY 2018 to fund 7-9 awards. Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The budgets are limited to $400,000 direct costs annually.

Partnerships for Countermeasures Against Select Pathogens (R01) (link) – LOI Due December 12, 2017; Application Due January 12, 2017 – NIAID intends to commit $16 million in FY 2019 to fund 15-20 awards. Recommended budget for direct costs of up to $750,000 per year may be requested. Applicants may also request up to an additional $300,000 in the first year of the award for major equipment to ensure that research objectives can be met and biohazards can be contained, totaling $1,050,000 direct costs for Year 1 only.

BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due December 7, 2017 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $2 million to fund 4-6 awards. Application budgets are limited to $300,000 in direct costs in any project year, and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NSF

Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) (link) – Full Due January 29, 2018 – Awards are anticipated to be $300,000 to $700,000 per year for up to 6 years pending the availability of funds and receipt of competitive proposals.

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All (link) – Full Due January 18, 2018

Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX) (link) – Full Due January 9, 2018 – Approximately $10,000,000 will be made available in FY 2018 to support up to 15-25 awards with durations of 2-4 years and up to $1,000,000 per award.

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (link) – Full Due January 8, 2018 – Each project will be funded for a duration of 2 to 3 years and up to a total funding amount of $750,000.

CMMI Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) (link) – Full Due January 10-24, 2018 – PD 17-073Y

CMMI Engineering Design and System Engineering (EDSE) (link) – Full Due January 10-24, 2018 – PD 17-072Y

Dear Colleague Letter: Opportunity for Active EFRI and ERC Awardees to Apply for Supplemental Funding through the Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing Creation of the Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) Program which is Replacing the Engineering for Natural Hazard (ENH), Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM), and Structural and Architectural Engineering and Materials (SAEM) Programs (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing Realignment of the Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events (IMEE) Program and Change in Program Name to Humans, Disasters and the Built Environment (HDBE) (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing Realignment of the Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) Program (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing Creation of the Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) Program which Merges and Replaces the Engineering and Systems Design (ESD), System Science (SYS), and Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS) Programs (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Stimulating Research Related to the Science of Broadening Participation (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Frontiers in Seafloor Science and Engineering Research (link)

Research Coordination Networks (RCN) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – Anticipated Funding Amount: $7,500,000 to $12,500,000

Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES): NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub (link)– Full Due November 27, 2017 – In FY 2018, approximately $2.5 million is available to fund the first year of a Cooperative Agreement that is expected to provide up to $10.5 million support for the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub over a five-year period of performance.

Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS) (link) – Full Due December 11, 2017 – Foundational projects are anticipated to range from $350,000 to $700,000 in total costs for up to three years. Integrative projects are anticipated to range from $500,000 to $1,400,000 in total costs for up to four years.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) (link) – Full Due December 12, 2017 (Development and Implementation Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation); Submission Window Dates: October 1, 2017 - October 1, 2018 (Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation) – Engaged Student Learning: Up to $300K, for up to 3 years (Exploration and Design); Level 1: Up to $600K, for up to 3 years Level 2: $601K-$2M, for up to 5 years (Development and Implementation) and Institutional and Community Transformation: Up to $300K, for up to 3 years (Exploration and Design); Up to $3M, for up to 5 years (Development and Implementation)

Japan-US Network Opportunity (JUNO2)R&D for Trustworthy Networking for Smart and Connected Communities (link) – Full Due November 30, 2017 – Each award may be up to $450,000 over three years, and will be made to US organizations, pending availability of funds.

CBET Engineering of Biomedical Systems (EBMS) (link) – Full Due October 1 - October 20, 2017 – PD 17-5345

CBET Environmental Sustainability (link) – Full Due October 1 – October 20, 2017 – PD 17-7643

CBET Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering (DARE) (link) – Full Due October 1 – October 20, 2017 – PD 17-5342

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

Air Force Assured and Trusted Microelectronics Solutions (ATMS) (link) – Notice of Contract Action (NOCA). This announcement does not request any white papers or proposals at this time. The following topic is an anticipated requirement for AFRL/RY. An Open BAA requesting white papers for this topic is anticipated to be published in the October 2017 timeframe.

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program (link) – Applications Due November 16, 2017 – A monthly stipend of up to $3,000/month for general living expenses; reimbursement of inbound/outbound traveling expenses to/from the host DOE laboratory/facility of up to $2,000.

IEEE Graduate Fellowships: Microwave Engineering for Medical Applications Fellowship (Graduate Fellowship Program for Medical Applications) (link) – Due October 15, 2017 – $6,000

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – SEPTEMBER 20

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards – Email of Intent Due October 3, 2017; Internal Proposal Due October 10, 2017

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Core Facilities Support Awards – Email of Intent Due October 10, 2017; Internal Proposal Due October 17, 2017

Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Research Development Fund (link) – Fall 2017 Deadlines Extended: Cover Page Summary Due September 22, 2017; Full Due October 23, 2017; Spring 2018 Deadlines: Cover Page Due February 2018; Full Due March 2018

TAMU Division of Research and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Texas A&M-FAPESP Research Program SPRINT – 3rd Edition 2017 (link) –Proposal Due October 30, 2017 – $10,000/year for TAMU PI

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges Explorations (link) – Applications Due November 8, 2017 – Initial grants are for USD $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on funding of up to USD $1 million.

Department of Homeland Security

Nuclear Forensics Research Award (link)

DOC

NIST Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs (link) – Due: On-going – $5,000 - $1,500,000 budget range depending on specific grant program, 240 awards last year.

DOD

DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Investments Architectures Thrust (link) – Abstract Due October 11, 2017; Proposal Due December 4, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Investments Design Thrust (link) – Due November 14, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Materials and Integration (link) – Due November 6, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyberadversary Systems (HACCS) (link) – Due October 1, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Radio Frequency Machine Learning Systems (RFMLS) (link) – Due October 10, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Biological Technologies Office Open BAA (link) – Proposal Abstracts and Full Proposals will be submitted on a rolling basis until April 26, 2018 – Multiple awards are possible. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

NIH

Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Analyze Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain (R01) (link) – Due October 13, 2017 (See new dates in NOT-MH-16-026) – Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01) (link) – Due November 21, 2017; May 23, 2018 – Application budgets are limited to $450K in direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NSF

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (link) – Full Due January 8, 2018

Dear Colleague Letter: CMMI to Extend Deadlines in Response to Recent Hurricanes (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Irma (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Seeking Community Input for Topic Ideas to Accelerate Research Through International Network-to-Network Collaboration (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Historically Black Colleges and Universities Excellence in Research Program (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Methodologies for STEM Education (link)

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (link) – Full Due November 27, 2017

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) (link) – Development and Implementation Tier Due December 12, 2017; Exploration and Design Tier Due October 1, 2017 – October 1, 2018;

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP) (link) – Full Due October 1, 2017 - November 1, 2017 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $55,000,000 for estimated 225 awards.

CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) (link) – Prelim Due November 2, 2017; Full Due Full Due January 18, 2018 – With up to 15 Institutional Infrastructure (II) awards and up to 15 Community Infrastructure (CI) awards in each competition. The majority of the II awards will be made in the $200,000 - $750,000 range, though a small number of II awards may be made in the $750,000 - $1,000,000 range. The majority of the CI awards will be made in the $500,000 - $1,000,000 range, though a very small number of CI awards may be made in the $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 range. The majority of the Community Infrastructure Planning (CI-P) awards will be made in the $50,000 - $100,000 range.

Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) (link) – Full Due November 14, 2017 – Normal limits for funding requests of DRK -12 proposals are as follows: (1) Level I projects up to $450,000 with duration up to three years; (2) Level II projects up to $3,000,000 with duration up to four years; and (3) Level III projects up to $5,000,000 with duration up to five years. Synthesis proposals are up to $300,000 and two years duration. Conference proposals are up to $100,000 and one year duration.

CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) (link) – Full Due November 17, 2017-December 5, 2017 (Capacity Track) – Award Ceiling: $5,000,000; Award Floor: $200,000

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) (link) – Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018 (Check Directorate/Division information for exact dates) – PD 12-8084

AGS Solar Terrestrial Program (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 98-1523

AGS Magnetospheric Physics (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 98-5750

AGS Geospace Facilities (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 04-4202

Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio) (link) – Full Due October 18, 2017

Centers for Chemical Innovation (link) – Full Due October 11, 2017 – Total Program Funding: $9,400,000, Award Floor: $4,000,000

Royal Academy of Engineering

Prince Philip Medal (link) – Due November 13, 2017

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Facebook Fellowship Program (link) – Application Closes October 31, 2017 – Two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year, and up to $5,000 in conference travel support

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (AMST) 2018 Fellowship Award (link) – Due October 15, 2017 – Up to five $20,000 grants

DOE Innovation Crossroads Cohort 2 (link)

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – SEPTEMBER 13

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards – Email of Intent Due October 3, 2017; Internal Proposal Due October 10, 2017

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Core Facilities Support Awards – Email of Intent Due October 10, 2017; Internal Proposal Due October 17, 2017

Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Research Development Fund (link) – Fall 2017 Deadlines Extended: Cover Page Summary Due September 22, 2017; Full Due October 23, 2017; Spring 2018 Deadlines: Cover Page Due February 2018; Full Due March 2018

TAMU Division of Research and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Texas A&M-FAPESP Research Program SPRINT – 3rd Edition 2017 (link) – Proposal Due October 30, 2017 – $10,000/year for TAMU PI

DOD

DARPA Young Faculty Award (link) – Executive Summary Due October 2, 2017; Full Due December 4, 2017 –  Each award will include a 24-month base period (a maximum of $500,000) and a 12-month option period (a maximum of $500,000). Please note: To be eligible for the DARPA YFA, the PIs can be untenured tenure-track Assistant Professors, but also tenured Associate Professors within 3 years of their tenure appointment.

Silicon Carbide High-Voltage Power Switches (link) – Applicants are to submit proposals in accordance with the submission instructions under BAA W911NF-17-S-0003, Section II.D, no later than 6 October 2017. – The total amount for all awards is anticipated to be approximately $2,000,000.00 per year for up to three years subject to available funds.

Silicon Carbide Advanced Packaging of Power Semiconductors II (link) – In order to be eligible for a cooperative agreement under this program, applicants must submit proposals in accordance with the submission instructions under BAA W911NF-17-S-0003, Section II.D no later than 6 October 2017. – The total amount for all awards is anticipated to be approximately $2,500,000.00 per year for up to three years subject to available funds.

DARPA Active Social Engineering Defense (ASED) (link) – Abstract Due September 19, 2017; Proposal Due November 9, 2017 – DARPA anticipates multiple awards under this solicitation.

NSWC – Crane Time-Varying Nuclear Decay Parameters (link) – Full Due October 6, 2017 – Estimated Award: $80,000. The Government may make multiple awards. The amount of resources made available to this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

Defense Intelligence Agency DIA INNOVATION Agency-Wide (link) – BAA Open until November 26, 2018, to be reviewed annually; Step I: White papers will be accepted throughout the BAA Open Period – Multiple awards are anticipated although no commitments or promises are made in this regard. It is anticipated that awards will also be made by other Agencies in addition to DIA.

ONR National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) 2018 Broad Agency Announcement (link) – LOI for Topic 3 Due October 16, 2017 with the Full Due January 29, 2018 – Topic 1: Individual Award Amount Range: $150,000 per year; Topic 2: Individual Award Amount Range: $300,000 - $700,000 per year; Topic 3: Individual Award Amount Range: Up to $500,000 per year

DOE

Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems (Gen3CSP) (link) – Concept Paper Due November 3, 2017; Full Due January 19, 2018 – EERE expects to make $62 million of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 8-12 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $0.5 and $35 million.

Advanced Power Electronics Design for Solar Applications (link) – Concept Paper Due October 12, 2017; Full Due December 15, 2017 – EERE expects to make approximately $20 million of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 10-15 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $0.5 and $3 million.

NREL Technology Development and Innovation for Addressing Wind Wildlife Operational Challenges (link) – Stage 1 Concept Paper Due October 13, 2017; Stage 2 Proposals Due November 20, 2017 – Best Value Selection, Firm Fixed Price with Price Participation

Griffiss Institute

Visiting Faculty (link) – Faculty are selected through national competitions by proposing research tasks in response to research topics that are posted on two websites and nationally distributed to U.S. academic institutions. Accepted faculty may have the option to sponsor one or more graduate students from their university to assist them in their research.

NASA

Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) 2017 Dual Use Technology Development at NASA John C. Stennis Space Center (link) – Open until September 30, 2017; NOI required – NASA plans to fund projects in FY2017 at approximately $25,000 to $75,000 per project with a period of performance of 12 months.

NIH

NIAID Research Education Program (R25) (link) – LOI Due November 6, 2017; Application Due December 6, 2017 – Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project and are limited to $325,000 direct costs/year for each award.

Development of a Device to Objectively Measure Pain (SBIR R43/R44) (link) – 30 Days Prior to Application Due Date; Application Due December 5, 2017 – According to statutory guidelines, total funding support (direct costs, indirect costs, fee) normally may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards.

Development of a Device to Objectively Measure Pain (STTR R41/R42) (link) – 30 Days Prior to Application Due Date; Application Due December 5, 2017 – According to statutory guidelines, total funding support (direct costs, indirect costs, fee) normally may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards.

NSF

NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (FoMR) (link) – Full Due January 12, 2018 – Approximately 6 awards are anticipated, each up to $500,000 and up to 3 years in duration, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) (link) – Full Due December 4, 2017 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $9,000,000 (estimated 40 awards pending the availability of funds) for STTR Phase I.

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) (link) – Full Due December 4, 2017 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $33,750,000 (estimated 150 awards pending the availability of funds) for SBIR Phase I.

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2018 (EFRI 2018):Chromatin and Epigenetic Engineering (CEE) and Continuum, Compliant, and Configurable Soft Robotics Engineering (C3 SoRo) (link) – LOI Due September 29, 2017; Prelim Due October 25, 2017; Full Due February 23, 2018 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $26,000,000

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (link) – Full Due for Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity: November 3, 2017; Full Due for New and Renewal LSAMP Pre-Alliance Planning, Bridge to the Baccalaureate (B2B), STEM Pathways Implementation-Only Projects: November 17, 2017; Full Due for STEM pathways and Research Alliances: January 26, 2018; Full Due for Louis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence in Broadening Participation: January 26, 2018 – Award Ceiling: $4,500,000

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP) (link) – Full Due October 1, 2017 - November 1, 2017 – Approximately $55,000,000 pending availability of funds. Average award sizes vary greatly among Programs since they may fund different proportions of standard vs. continuing grants.

Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS) (link) – Due December 11, 2017 – Foundational projects are anticipated to range from $350,000 to $700,000 in total costs for up to three years. Integrative projects are anticipated to range from $500,000 to $1,400,000 in total costs for up to four years.

Advanced Technological Education (ATE) (link) – Full Due October 5, 2017 – Anticipated Funding Amount $59,000,000

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled FY 2017 Vehicle Technologies Office Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging Funding Opportunity Announcement (link)

DOE RFI: Solar Energy Technology Analysis & Data Needs (link) – Responses Due October 6, 2017

DOE Solar Desalination Notice of Intent (link)

IARPA Rapid Detection Nucleic Acid Signatures (RaDNAS) RFI (link) – Responses Due September 22, 2017

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

DOE/Argonne National Laboratory 2017 Chain Reaction Innovations (2-year postdoctoral research program) (link) – Informational webinar and Q&A on September 13, 2017 at 12 noon CST.

Griffiss Institute 2018 Summer Internship Program (link) –Cycle will open November 2017 – This is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through PhD level (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine NRC Research Associateships Programs (RAP) (link) – Online Application Opens September 1 with Application Deadline of November 1; Online Application Opens December 1 with Application Deadline of February 1

Sandia’s Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Division Interns for Security, Arms Control, and Force Protection Engineering (iSAFE) (link) – See iSAFE Openings.

IEEE Upsilon Pi Epsilon Student Award for Academic Excellence (link) – Due October 31, 2017 – Up to four awards of $1,000 each are given each year to competition winners.

IEEE Lance Stafford Larson Student Scholarship Best Student Paper Contest (link) – Due October 31, 2017 – One award of $500 is given each year to the first place winner.

The Hydrographic Society of America (THOSA) Houston Chapter Scholarship (link) – Due October 31, 2017 – First-year students who qualify will receive a $500 scholarship award for the first year and will be given preference in future scholarship applications from the THSOA - Houston Chapter. Second-year and higher students who qualify will receive a $1,000 (or greater) scholarship award. Second-year and higher students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

DOE SunShot Science and Technology Policy Fellowships (link) – Applications accepted on rolling basis with two annual review dates: January 15 and June 15 – Stipend, travel allowance, health insurance supplement

SME Foundation J.H. Fletcher & Co. Engineering Scholarship Fund (link) – Applications Due October 15, 2017 – The McIntosh Engineering Scholarship is a renewable scholarship with total potential funding of $12,000 per student: $5,000 for junior year and, subject to renewal approval, an additional $7,000 for senior year.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – SEPTEMBER 6

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards – Email of Intent Due October 3, 2017; Internal Proposal Due October 10, 2017

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Core Facilities Support Awards – Email of Intent Due October 10, 2017; Internal Proposal Due October 17, 2017

TAMU Division of Research and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Texas A&M-FAPESP Research Program SPRINT – 3rd Edition 2017 (link) – Informational Meeting September 6, 2017; Proposal Due October 30, 2017 – $10,000/year for TAMU PI

Amazon

Amazon Research Awards (link) – Due September 15, 2017 – A proposed budget not exceeding $80,000 in cash and $20,000 in Amazon Web Services (AWS) promotional credits.

DOD

AFRL FY 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (link) – Applications Open September 1 - November 30, 2017 – The levels for the FY 2017 U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty are as follows: Assistant Professor: $1,500/weekly, Associate Professor: $1,700/weekly, Professor: $1,900/weekly (U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty participants have the opportunity to bring a graduate student with them.)

DARPA I2O Office‐wide BAA (link) – Abstract Due July 12, 2018; Proposal Due August 31, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Microsystems Technology Office Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (link) – Abstracts May Be Submitted on Rolling Basis until August 10, 2018; Proposals May Be Submitted on Rolling Basis until September 13, 2018 – This BAA is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research (studies) that may lead to larger, focused, MTO programs in the future. Studies are defined as single phase efforts of short duration (< 12 months) costing less than $1,000,000.

DARPA Microsystems Technology Office Commercial Performer Program Announcement (link) – Due October 4, 2017 – Award(s) will be made to proposers whose ideas are determined to be the most advantageous to the Government, all factors considered, including the availability of funding for the effort.

FY2018 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) (link) – Due September 15, 2017 – Proposed research should be structured to have a three (3) year period of performance beginning 01 June 2018. It is anticipated that individual awards will be up to $170,000 per year for three (3) years (with the possibility of greater support for equipment and/or to support additional, collaborative research with a Navy laboratory). The $170,000 limit includes all funds paid to the university, including all indirect costs.

DARPA DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (link) – Executive Summary Due April 26, 2018; Abstract Due May 10, 2018; Full Due June 11, 2018 – DARPA anticipates multiple awards. The level of funding for individual awards made under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Innovative Systems for Military Missions (link) – Due June 12, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds. In general, initial awards are anticipated to be for less than $1 million and less than 18 months duration, although options that follow the base effort may also be proposed.

IARPA

Finding Engineering-Linked Indicators (FELIX) (link) –Due October 16, 2017

Ithildin (link) – Due October 6, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA shall depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

NASA

2017 NASA HERO NRA (link) – Due July 30, 2018 – Awards generally range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of scientific hardware).

NIH

BRAIN Initiative: Tools to Facilitate High-Throughput Microconnectivity Analysis (R01) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Due Date; Proposal Due December 7, 2017 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $4 million to fund 3-7 awards. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NIBIB Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – Application budgets may not exceed $275,000 direct costs over a maximum two-year funding period. No more than $200,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year.

NSF

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Harvey (link) – Proposals may be submitted at any time. To be considered for Fiscal Year 2017 funding, proposals must be received by submitter's local time of 5 p.m. on September 13, 2017.

EEC Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) (link) – Full Due September 27, 2017 – PD 17-1340

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (link) – Full Due October 10, 2017 (medium projects); October 20, 2017 (frontier projects); November 15, 2017 (small projects); December 13, 2017 (cybersecurity education projects)

Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes (link) – LOI Due December 14, 2018; Full Due March 14, 2019 – Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000; Up to this amount will be initially available for this activity in FY 2020, subject to availability of funds and quality of proposals. Award amounts are anticipated to range from approximately $2.5 million per year to $5 million per year for up to five years.

Innovation Corps – National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams) (link) – Proposal accepted anytime with an I-Corps Cognizant Program Officer’s invitation. – Anticipated Funding Amount $12,750,000

CBET Combustion and Fire Systems (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 18-1407

CBET Process Separations (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 18-1417

USDA

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program (link) – Due October 31, 2017 –Anticipated Amount Available $3,100,000

Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase I (link) – Due October 5, 2017 – Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. 

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

Request for Information: DARPA Living Sensors (link) – Responses Due September 20, 2017 

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

AFRL FY 2018 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (link) – Applications Open September 1 - November 30, 2017 – The levels for the FY 2017 U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program graduate students are as follows: Currently pursuing a master's degree: $884/weekly, Currently pursuing a Ph.D.: $1,175/weekly (U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program faculty participants have the opportunity to bring a graduate student with them.)

AFCEA ROTC Scholarships (link) – Applications open November 2017; Due February 22, 2018 – The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers ROTC scholarships ranging from $2,000-$3,000 each are awarded to an Army, Navy (including Marine Corps option) or Air Force ROTC fulltime sophomore or junior students with at least an overall 3.0 GPA or above (with the exception of Medal of Honor and Distinguished Achievement scholarship program).

Limited Submission NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Email of Intent Due November 22, 2017; Internal Proposal Due November 29, 2017

Limited Submission NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) – Email of Intent Due December 1, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 8, 2017

Limited Submission Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Moore Inventor Fellows – Email of Intent Due December 6, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 13, 2017

Limited Submission W.M. Keck Foundation Undergraduate Education Program – Email of Intent Due December 8, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 14, 2017

Limited Submission W.M. Keck Foundation Grant Programs in Research – Email of Intent Due December 8, 2017; Internal Proposal Due December 14, 2017

 

Qatar National Research Fund

National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) (link) – Two tracks: NPRP Clusters Due January 23, 2018; the total budget per cluster is up to US$ 5M for a duration of up to five years. The budget of each sub-project should not exceed US$ 1M – NPRP Standard Due January 30, 2018.

 

TAMU Faculty Development Funding (Instructional Technology Services and the Pedagogy Project)

Student Success Faculty Fellows Program (link) – Due December 1, 2017 – Estimated Funding: $10,000 per fellow.

 

DOC

NIST Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP or Program) (link) – Abbreviated Applications Due February 2, 2018; Invited Full Applications Due March 19, 2018 – Approximately $100,000 may be available to fund the first year of new multi-year awards, supporting at most two (2) projects, depending on the availability of funding, for up to three (3) years at up to $50,000 per year

 

DOD

FY18 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program (link) – White Papers Due April 2 - July 31, 2018; Applications Due September 28, 2018 – Each individual award will be up to a maximum of $250,000 per year, with one-year (1) option periods, for up to three (3) years.

DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Investments Architectures Thrust (link) – Full Due December 4, 2017 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program (link) – Due December 8, 2017 – It is anticipated that approximately $400 million will be available for DOE Office of Science new, renewal, continuing, and supplemental grant and cooperative agreement awards under this and other, more targeted FOAs in FY 2017, subject to the availability of FY 2017 appropriated funds.

 

DOE

Environmental System Science (link) – Pre-Application Due December 20, 2017; Encourage/Discourage Date January 5, 2018; Application Due March 1, 2018 – Ceiling:

$1,000,000 total for 3-year “full-size” projects; $300,000 total for 1- to 2-year exploratory

(“high-risk”) projects; Floor: $100,000 total 

Atmospheric System Research (link) – Pre-Application Due December 20, 2017; Encourage/Discourage Date January 18, 2018; Application Due February 28, 2018 – Ceiling:

$700,000 total for 3-year projects, $500,000 total for 2-year projects. Floor: $150,000 total for either 2-year or 3-year projects. 

ARPA-E Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration (MEITNER) (link) – Concept Papers Due December 4, 2017; Full Due: TBD – ARPA-E may issue one, multiple, or no awards under this FOA. Awards may vary between $500,000 and $5 million.

FY2018 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (link) – Deadlines for the FOA areas are specified on the cover page of the FOA. – The estimated amounts identified for each of the FOA areas are specified in Part II of the FOA.

FY2018 Scientific Infrastructure Support for CINR Funding Opportunity Announcement (link) – Due November 30, 2017 – The estimated amounts identified for each of the FOA areas are specified in Part II of the FOA.

 

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Limited Submission Moore Inventor Fellows (link) – Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. PT Monday, February 12, 2018, with all application materials due by 5:00 p.m. PT Monday, March 5, 2018 – Each fellow will receive a total of $825,000 over three years to drive their invention forward, including $50,000 per year from their home institution as a commitment to these outstanding individuals.

 

IARPA

IARPA-Wide Research BAA (link) – Due May 2, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. Awards generally will be for a period of performance of 12 months or less. The amount of resources made available under this BAA shall depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

 

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the NWO Taskforce for Applied Research (SIA)

Call for Joint Proposals of the Indo-Dutch Joint Research Programme for ICT (link) – Due March 6, 2018 – For each project proposal, a grant of k€ 200 to k€ 500 can be applied for from NWO and MeitY of which circa 50% to be covered by NWO and circa 50% by MeitY. In addition, a maximum of k€ 50 per project proposal can be applied for from SIA.

 

NIH

Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the number of meritorious applications selected for funding. Award Budget: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

NINDS Exploratory Neuroscience Research Grant (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

NIBIB Trailblazer Award for New and Early Stage Investigators (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Application budgets may not exceed $400,000 direct costs over a maximum three-year funding period.  No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days prior; Application Due January 7, 2018; September 7, 2018 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Applications may request up to $250,000 in direct costs each year

BRAIN Initiative: Tools to target, identify and characterize non-neuronal cells in the brain (R01Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior; Application Due February 1, 2018 and October 4, 2018 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $8M to fund 10 awards. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Population-Based Model Organism Research for G x E Exploration in Complex Disease Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due December 31, 2017; Application Due February 1, 2018 – NIEHS intends to commit $4 million in FY 2019 to fund approximately 6 awards.  Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. Application budgets are limited to $499,999.00 Direct Costs.

Partnerships for Countermeasures Against Select Pathogens (R01) (link) – LOI Due December 12, 2017; Application Due January 12, 2017 – NIAID intends to commit $16 million in FY 2019 to fund 15-20 awards. Recommended budget for direct costs of up to $750,000 per year may be requested. Applicants may also request up to an additional $300,000 in the first year of the award for major equipment to ensure that research objectives can be met and biohazards can be contained, totaling $1,050,000 direct costs for Year 1 only.

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

 

NSF

Limited Submission Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (link) – Full Due February 15, 2018 – The maximum amount now for 5-year awards is $600,000 and the maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000.

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0) (link) – Full Due February 20, 2018 – Foundational projects will range from $250,000 to $750,000 in total costs for up to three years. Integrative projects will range from $500,000 to $1,500,000 in total costs for up to four years.

Innovation Corps – National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams) (link) – Proposal accepted anytime with an I-Corps Cognizant Program Officer’s invitation. –Anticipated Funding Amount: $12.75 million per year, pending availability of funds; Estimated Number of Awards: 255

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining) (link) – Full Due February 14, 2018 – Each CyberTraining award shall range from $300,000 to $500,000 per award and shall be up to 3 years in duration.

Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Mid-scale Research Infrastructure (link) – Responses Due December 8, 2017 – The PM in Plasma Physics strongly suggested that researchers should submit ideas, as our ideas are needed for PMs to allocate funding.

Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) (link) – Full Due January 29, 2018 – Awards are anticipated to be $300,000 to $700,000 per year for up to 6 years pending the availability of funds and receipt of competitive proposals.

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All (link) – Full Due January 18, 2018 – Approximately 13-16 awards are anticipated, each up to $750,000 total and up to 3 years in duration, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX) (link) – Full Due January 9, 2018 – Approximately $10,000,000 will be made available in FY 2018 to support up to 15-25 awards with durations of 2-4 years and up to $1,000,000 per award.

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (link) – Full Due January 8, 2018 – Each project will be funded for a duration of 2 to 3 years and up to a total funding amount of $750,000.

CMMI Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) (link) – Full Due January 10-24, 2018 – PD 17-073Y

CMMI Engineering Design and System Engineering (EDSE) (link) – Full Due January 10-24, 2018 – PD 17-072Y

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) (link) – Full Due December 12, 2017 (Development and Implementation Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation); Submission Window Dates: October 1, 2017 - October 1, 2018 (Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation) – Engaged Student Learning: Up to $300K, for up to 3 years (Exploration and Design); Level 1: Up to $600K, for up to 3 years Level 2: $601K-$2M, for up to 5 years (Development and Implementation) and Institutional and Community Transformation: Up to $300K, for up to 3 years (Exploration and Design); Up to $3M, for up to 5 years (Development and Implementation)

Japan-US Network Opportunity (JUNO2) R&D for Trustworthy Networking for Smart and Connected Communities (link) – Full Due November 30, 2017 – Each award may be up to $450,000 over three years, and will be made to US organizations, pending availability of funds.

 

W.M. Keck Foundation

Limited Submission Undergraduate Education Program (link) – For the December grant cycle, Phase I applications must be submitted online no later than May 1, 4:30pm (PT). – Historically, grants range from $200,000 to $1 million, and are typically under $500,000.

Limited Submission Grant Programs in Research (link) – For the December grant cycle, Phase I applications must be submitted online no later than May 1, 4:30pm (PT). – Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million, and are typically $2,000,000 or less.

 

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Request for Information Regarding the U.S Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition (link) – Responses Due January 10, 2018

 

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Wistar Institute Caspar Wistar Fellows Program (link) – Applications Due January 29, 2018 – Fellows will be provided their own research space, resources and support needed to run their own labs and pursue their own independent research agenda. Fellows will be appointed for a three-year term with the possibility of extending an additional one to two years. Two Fellows will be recruited in 2018: one Fellow with a cancer focus that will join Wistar’s NCI-designated Cancer Center and one with a vaccine/immunology focus that will join Wistar’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center.

Conseil Europeeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire (CERN) / European Organization for Nuclear Research Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN: STREAM, CERN (link) – Deadline December 17, 2017 – Attractive remuneration under employment contract. In accordance with the European Commission's allowances for ITNs, there is an additional training allowance to cover training activities, conference attendance, etc.

SAE Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence (link) –Applications Due March 15, 2018 – $5,500

Limited Submission NIH Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) – Email of Intent Due January 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due January 11, 2018

 

Qatar National Research Fund

National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) (link) – Two tracks: NPRP Clusters Due January 23, 2018; the total budget per cluster is up to US$ 5M for a duration of up to five years. The budget of each sub-project should not exceed US$ 1M – NPRP Standard Due January 30, 2018.

 

DOC

NIST Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs (link) – Due: On-going – $5,000 - $1,500,000 budget range depending on specific grant program, 240 awards last year.

 

DOD

DARPA Configuration Security (ConSec) (link) – Abstract Due December 22, 2017; Proposal Due February 8, 2018 – The Government anticipates one or more awards for TA1, multiple awards for TA2, and single awards for TA3 and TA4. The level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

FY18 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program (link) – White Papers Due April 1-July 31, 2018; Applications Due September 28, 2018 – Each individual award will be up to a maximum of $250,000 per year, with one-year (1) option periods, for up to three (3) years.

AFSOR Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (link) – Posted until Superseded – Amount: Upper: $400,000; Lower: $20,000

 

DOE

EERE U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA (link) – Concept Paper Due January 23, 2018; Full Due March 26, 2018 – EERE expects to make approximately $18.5M of Federal funding available for a single new award under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds.

FY 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase II Release 1 (link) – LOI Due December 18, 2017; Application Due January 23, 2018 – Approximately $76 million is expected to be available for awards under this FOA; Sequential Phase II: Phase IIA $1,000,000; Phase IIB $1,000,000

FY 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 – Topics Released (link) – FOA Issued November 27, 2017; LOI Due January 8, 2018; Application Due February 26, 2018 -

 

NIH

NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year. 

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Promoting Research in Basic Neuroscience (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – NINDS intends to fund up to 12 awards, corresponding to a total of $5.0 million for fiscal year 2019. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NIMH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Standard Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

 

Text Box: The Nov/Dec 2017 issue of the NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter is online at:
https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/newsletter/dec_2017.pdf. 

The revised PAPPG (NSF 18-1) will be effective for proposals submitted or due, or awards made, on or after January 29, 2018. NSF conducted a webinar for the research community on Friday, December 8, 2017. Those who were unable to participate in the live webinar will be able to view a recording at: https://nsfgrantsconferences.com/resource­center/#webcasts.

NSF

Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – A RARE proposal will typically be up to $100,000 per year, for a period of one to three years. It is anticipated that there will be up to $1,200,000.00 total funds available for this program, pending availability of appropriations.

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP 2.0) (link) – Full Due March 7, 2018 – Anticipated funding amount is pending the FY 2018 appropriation and may rise or fall. Type 1 Awards: Smaller-scale Projects that are 2-3 years in duration with a maximum total budget of $750,000. Type 2 Awards: Larger-scale projects that are 3-4 years in duration with a total budget ranging from $750,001 to 2 million.

Dear Colleague Letter: ENG/CMMI Call for NSF Big Ideas Proposals (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Delay in Issuance of Revised Program Solicitations for CEDAR, GEM, and SHINE (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Rules of Life (RoL): Forecasting and Emergence in Living Systems (FELS) (link)

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) (link) – Full Due January 5, 2018 and November 27, 2018 – Estimated Number of Awards: 15 to 25 per year; Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $20,000,000

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (link) – Full Due January 8, 2018

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) (link) – Development and Implementation Tier Due December 11, 2018; Exploration and Design Tier Due October 1, 2017-October 1, 2018; Estimated Number of Awards: 140; The program estimates making awards for 100 Exploration and Design projects and 40 Development and Implementation projects. Anticipated Funding Amount: $73,000,000

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) (link) – Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018 (Check Directorate/Division information for exact dates) – PD 12-8084

AGS Solar Terrestrial Program (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 98-1523

AGS Magnetospheric Physics (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 98-5750

AGS Geospace Facilities (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 04-4202

 

Notices of Intent/Requests for Information

EERE Request for Information (RFI): Identifying Opportunities to Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling (link) – Responses Due January 22, 2018

DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Request for Information Regarding the U.S Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition (link) – Responses Due January 10, 2018

 

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) Summer Internship Program (link) – Application Due December 31, 2017 – Program participants will receive: a competitive weekly stipend commensurate with academic level for the duration of the program—$600 for undergraduate and $750 for graduate students, based on 40 hours of participation per week.

Fermilab Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) (link) – Applications Due January 28, 2018 – The 12-week paid internship consists of a work assignment, an academic lecture series and a final report presented orally to Fermilab staff and submitted to the laboratory in writing. There are no grades or quizzes.

AFCEA ROTC Scholarships (link) – Applications Due February 23, 2018 – The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers ROTC scholarships ranging from $2,000-$3,000 each are awarded to an Army, Navy (including Marine Corps option) or Air Force ROTC fulltime sophomore or junior students with at least an overall 3.0 GPA or above (with the exception of Medal of Honor and Distinguished Achievement scholarship program).

Congressional Fellowships

 

2018-2019 ASME Congressional Fellowship (Energy) (link) – Applications Accepted until January 31, 2018 – ASME has a limited number of stipends of $80,000 per congressional/federal government fellow. Because the stipend is not intended to be the fellow's entire financial support, the remaining salary and other costs, including benefits, must be negotiated between the fellow and his or her employer.

2018-2019 ASME Congressional Fellowship (Bioengineering) (link) – Applications Accepted until January 31, 2018 – ASME has a limited number of stipends of $80,000 per congressional/federal government fellow. Because the stipend is not intended to be the fellow's entire financial support, the remaining salary and other costs, including benefits, must be negotiated between the fellow and his or her employer.

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