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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 12

Limited Submission NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research – Email of Intent Due January 4, 2019; Internal Proposal Due January 11, 2019

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 – FY Request for Applications (link) – Due February 25, 2019

DOD

DARPA Panacea (link) – Abstract Due January 7, 2019; Full Due February 22, 2019 – 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.

NSWC-CRANE Innovative Approaches for Radiation-Hardened Electronics (link) – Full Due January 8, 2019 - FY19 Period of Performance: 3/1/19 - 8/31/19; Est. Initial Award: $40,000.00; FY20 Option Period: 12 months (TBD); Est. Option Period: $160,000.00*;    Total Estimated Award:  $200,000.00. *Option exercise may be incrementally funded when Option is exercised at Government’s discretion based upon availability of funds)

AFWERX Advanced Microelectronics Design and Prototype Challenge (link) – Phase 1: Submission Deadline January 22, 2019 – A commercial cloud-based development environment, design and verification tools, IP libraries, design expertise support, and fabrication. Access to this platform will be provided to selected teams at no cost to them, a potential value of up to $10M for just Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and access to libraries of design IP. Further opportunities for physical chip design and prototyping will be defined for later stages.

DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide (link) – Abstract Due July 18, 2019; Proposal Due August 30, 2019 - 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.

Fiscal Year 2018 – Fiscal Year 2022 (FY18-FY22) U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s (USAMRMC) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Extramural Medical Research (link) – Continuously Open through September 30, 2022 – The funding amount for this BAA is unspecified, and the number of awards is indeterminate and contingent upon funding availability. Selection of research projects is a highly competitive process and is based on the evaluation of the proposal/application’s technical merit, programmatic considerations, and the availability of funds.

2018 ERDC Broad Agency Announcement (link) – Pre-Proposals Due January 31, 2019

DOE

FY 2019 SBIR/STTR Phase II Release 1 (only Phase I awardees are eligible to apply) (link) – LOI (Sequential) Due January 7, 2019; Application Due January 29, 2019 – Sequential Phase II - Phase IIA:  $1,000,000; Phase IIB:  $1,000,000

NASA

ROSBio-2018: Appendix B: Solicitation of Proposals for Flight and Ground Space Biology Research (link) – Step 1 Proposals Due January 7, 2019; Step 2 Proposals Due March 15, 2019 – Funding Amounts Vary depending on Research Topic

ROSES 2018: A.41 Advanced Information Systems Technology (link) – Step 1: NOI (Strongly Encouraged) Due January 10, 2019; Step 2: Proposal Due March 12, 2019 – Expected program budget for first year of new awards ~ $11.4 million; Number of new awards pending adequate proposals of merit ~ 16-20; Maximum duration of awards: 2 years.

NIH

U.S.-Brazil Collaborative Biomedical Research Program (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – LOI Due February 8, 2019; Application Due March 8, 2018 – Issuing IC and partners intend to commit up to an estimated total of $2.75 million to fund 8-10 awards in FY 2020. Award Budget: Application budgets are limited to $175,000 direct costs per year for the scope of work of the U.S. and Brazilian scientists.  Budgets must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The U.S. portion of the budget may not exceed $100,000 in direct costs per year. The Brazilian portion of the budget may not exceed $75,000 per 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. (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Required) (PA-19-054)

NIH Research Project Grant (Parent 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. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required) (PA-19-055)

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.

NSF

Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research (FW-HTF) (link) – Full Due March 6, 2019 – FW-HTF Research Grants (FW-HTF-R) category includes two sizes: Medium and Large. Medium projects have a budget of up to $1,500,000 for up to 3 years, and Large projects have a budget of $1,500,001-$3,000,000 for up to 4 years; FW-HTF Planning Grants (FW-HTF-P) category has been added. Planning Grants may be requested for a total budget not to exceed $150,000 for a period of 1 year.

Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Transition to Practice Supplemental Funding Requests in the NSF Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart and Connected Communities Programs (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Seeking Community Input for International Research Experiences for Graduate Students (link)

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Transport Phenomena Research on the International Space Station (ISS) to Benefit Life on Earth (link) – Submission Window: December 7, 2018 - March 15, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 10; Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000. NSF Funding (total) available under this solicitation is up to $4 million to be distributed in FY 2019. Budget requests may be for up to $400,000 total, direct and indirect costs, and up to four years in duration. The award size and duration should be consistent with the project scope.

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining) (link) – Full February 6, 2019 – Pilot Projects: up to $300,000 total budget with durations up to two years; Implementation Projects: Small (with total budgets of up to $500,000) or Medium (with total budgets of up to $1,000,000) for durations of up to four years; and Large-scale Project Conceptualization Projects: up to $500,000 total budgets with durations up to 2 years.

EarthCube Office – Science Office for a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences (link) – Full Due February 11, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 1; Anticipated Funding Amount: $1,000,000 to $2,000,000. Funding amount listed above is per year. NSF anticipates funding the EarthCube Science Support Office for 3 years, pending availability of funds. The size of the award will depend on the scope and complexity of the proposal selected for funding and availability of funds. The award duration will be for an initial period of 3 years, subject to contraction or extension based on periodic review.

EarthCube – Developing a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences (link) – Full Due March 5, 2019 (EarthCube Science - Enablng Data Capabilities); Full Target Date: March 14, 2019 (EarthCube RCN) – Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 11; The number of awards will be determined based on the results of the merit review process and availability of funds. Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $10,000,000

Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF) (link) – Full Due January 15, 2019 – Approximately 12 Track I awards of up to $750,000 per award with durations up to 4 years per award and 10 Track II awards of up to $100,000 per award with durations up to 18 months per award are anticipated, subject to availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – CORE and TTP proposals may be submitted in one of the following project size classes: Small projects: up to $500,000 in total budget, with durations of up to three years; Medium projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 in total budget, with durations of up to four years; EDU proposals are limited to $500,000 in total budget, with durations of up to three years.

Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime (with a cognizant NSF Program Officer’s invitation) – Estimated Number of Awards: 255; Estimated program budget, and number of awards are subject to the availability of funds. Anticipated Funding Amount: $12,750,000; the anticipated funding amount is $12.75 million per year, pending availability of funds.

ECCS Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7607

ECCS Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-1517

ECCS Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7564

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 total funds available for this program, pending availability of appropriations.

UE Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce (AD) (link) – Full Due April 2, 2018 - January 16, 2019 – PD 18-1998

CMMI Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 19-7569

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE Request for Information: High-Priority Research Areas in Solar (link) – Responses Due January 7, 2019

DARPA Request for Information: Applications and Barriers to Consensus Protocols (ABC) (link) – Responses Due December 20, 2018

IARPA Request for Information: Deep Learning (link) – Responses Due January 17, 2019

ARPA-E Request for Information on Potential New Program for Control Co-Design of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (link) – Responses Due January 8, 2019

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Graduate Fellowship Program – Apply for job numbers 12535 (link) or 12584 (National and Homeland Security) (link); More information: (link) – Application Due February 15, 2019 – INL Graduate Fellows will receive a commitment from both INL and their university with agreements to pay tuition and compensation, and to provide the student the opportunity to conduct research while earning their degree.

DOE Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) (link) – Application Period: December 3, 2018 - February 1, 2019 – SIST aims to increase the representation of underrepresented groups (Black, Hispanic/Latino, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaska Native/American Indian) and women in scientific research and the engineering workforce. 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.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Cyber Toaster Internship (link) – Application Due January 18, 2019 – A paid 10-week summer internship program to prepare students for careers in cyber security

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – DECEMBER 5

Limited Submission NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award – Email of Intent Due December 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 12, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32) – Email of Intent Due December 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 14, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research – Email of Intent Due January 4, 2019; Internal Proposal Due January 11, 2019

AFWERX

Advanced Microelectronics Prototype and Design Challenge (link) – Phase 1: Proposals accepted until January 22, 2019: Phase 2: Design and Simulation Dates are March 1, 2019 - June 28, 2019 – The USAF is providing access to a platform that includes a commercial cloud-based development environment, design and verification tools, IP libraries, design expertise support and fabrication. Access to the EDA tools and IP libraries is valued at $10M per license, but the USAF is offering it FREE to selected participants.

DOC

NOAA NESDIS Competition for a Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (link) – Due January 31, 2019 – All funding is contingent upon the availability of Federal appropriations. NOAA anticipates that up to approximately $20M - $40M will be available annually for this CI. The award period will be 5 years and may be renewed for up to an additional 5 years.

DOD

AFRL Data-Driven Discovery of Optimized Multifunctional Material Systems Center of Excellence (D³OM²S CoE) (link) – White Paper Due January 3, 2019; Proposal Due Date: To be provided in the Requests for Proposals sent to recipients that submit White Papers considered to meet the needs of the Air Force. – The government’s anticipated share is $5,000,000. The Air Force anticipates one award.

AFRL/RI Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP) (link) – Applications Due January 11, 2019

DARPA Program Announcement for Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) (link) – Due July 20, 2019 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under each AIE Opportunity issued under DARPA-PA-18-02 will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Biological Technologies (link) – Proposal Abstracts and Full Proposals will be submitted on a rolling basis until April 25, 2019 – 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.

Broad Agency Announcement for the Army Rapid Capabilities Office (link) – Due March 23, 2023; Open continuously for the next 5 years – In anticipation, but not limited to, three to twelve month period of performance awards, with dollar amounts ranging from $500,000 to $2,000,000 may be expected.

DTRA Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (link) – Due September 30, 2019 – Grants resulting from submissions to Thrust Areas 1-7, including topics associated with these thrust areas, may range from small dollar value (e.g., $25K) up to $1M annually (total, including both direct and indirect costs) depending on the nature and the scope of work.

DOE

Manufacturing Innovator Challenge (link) – Manufacturing prize opportunities: Additive Manufacturing for Disaster Response: Ends December 17, 2018; Solid State Lighting (SSL) Manufacturing Concept: Ends December 17, 2018; Biobased Additive Manufacturing (BAM) Prize: Ends January 10, 2019; Novel Concepts for Large Scale 3D Printing: Ends February 1, 2019; Two Coming Soon: Low-Cost Portable Refrigerant Leak Detector for Residential Use and Lightweight Turbocharger Turbine Wheel – Individual prizes ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 will be awarded to innovators with the best solutions for today's manufacturing challenges.

FY 2019 Phase I Release 2 (link) – LOI Due December 17, 2018; Application Due February 4, 2019 – Maximum Award Amount: $200,000; Maximum Phase II Award Amount: $1,100,000

FY 2019 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics (link) – LOI Due December 5, 2018; Full Due January 22, 2019 – Ceiling: $5,000,000 per year; Floor: $20,000 per year. The award size will depend on the number of meritorious applications, the results of merit review, the program policy factors, and the availability of appropriated funds. Approximately 10 to 100 awards are expected.

NASA

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) – Appendix C: Countermeasures for Mitigation of Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (link) – Step 1 Proposals Due January 4, 2019; Step 2 Response Period: February 4, 2019 - April 4, 2019 – NASA does not provide separate funding for direct and indirect costs; thus, the amount of the award requested is the total of all costs submitted in the proposed budget. The selected proposal is expected to be funded as a research grant in one-year increments.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Gulf Research Program Fellow – Early-Career Research Fellow (link) – Applications Due February 20, 2019 – An award of $76,000 is paid to each fellow’s institution in the form of a two-year grant.

NIH

NLM Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (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 limited to $250,000 per year in direct costs and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Wearable Alcohol Biosensors (STTR) (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.

Wearable Alcohol Biosensors (SBIR) (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.

NSF

Dear Colleague Letter: STEM Workforce Development Utilizing Flexible Personal Learning Environments (link)

Limited Submission IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) (link) – Full Due January 24, 2018 – 2-3 RED Innovation awards and 2-3 RED-A&I awards depending on funding availability and quality of proposals received. Anticipated Funding Amount: $8,000,000

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) (link) – Submission Window: January 28, 2019 – February 4, 2019 - Estimated Number of Awards: 20 to 25; Anticipated Funding Amount: $36,000,000; These funds will be partitioned among the participating Divisions (funds are not pooled), each of which will support proposals of scientific interest to that Division. An additional $100,000 worth of Google credits will be made available to PIs through Google Cloud services by virtue of an MOU between NSF and Google. Once activated, Google credits will remain available through 4 years.

Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps (DSC) – Building Capacity for HDR (link) – Due January 28, 2019 - February 4, 2019 – Up to $10,000,000 is expected to be available for eight to eleven awards, for 3 years each, subject to the availability of funds. Awards will typically be in the range of $1,000,000 to $1,200,000 for 3 years.

CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) – Defending America’s Cyberspace (link) – Full Due February 4, 2019 and July 31, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 8 to 12; Anticipated Funding Amount: $15,000,000

Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) (link) – LOI Due December 21, 2018; Full Due February 28, 2019 - Estimated Number of Awards: 7 to 9; Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,000,000 to $6,000,000

Joint DMS/NLM Initiative on Generalizable Data Science Methods for Biomedical Research (DMS/NLM) (link) – Due January 2 - January 16, 2019 – Approximately 8 to 10 Awards from this competition may be made by either NSF or NIH at the option of the agencies, not the grantee. The number of awards will depend on the availability of funds and quality of proposals received. Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000 per year for new applications ($2,000,000 from NSF, $2,000,000 from NIH), subject to availability of funds and receipt of proposals of adequate quality. Award sizes are expected to range from $200,000 to $300,000 (total costs) per year with durations of up to 3 years.

DMR Crosscutting Activities in Materials Research (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7222

CMMI Advanced Manufacturing (AM) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime –
PD 19-008Y

ECCS Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN) (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7607

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

IARPA Request for Information: Portable Electronic Cooling (link) – Responses Due January 14, 2019

IARPA Request for Information: Securing the SCIF of the Future (link) – Responses Due December 31, 2018

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due December 13, 2018; April 15, 2019 - The NIH Blueprint intends to commit $1,000,000 in FY2019 to fund approximately 20 awards. Award Budget: For the F99 phase award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance, as described below. For the K00 phase, award budgets are composed of salaries and fringe benefits, research and career development support, and indirect costs.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – NOVEMBER 28

Limited Submission NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) – Email of Intent Due November 28, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 5, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award – Email of Intent Due December 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 12, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32) – Email of Intent Due December 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 14, 2018

DOC

FY2019 Office of Weather and Air Quality Research Programs (link) – LOIs and Full Proposals Due at Different Times Depending on the Topic (Please see funding announcement) – There will be eight grant competitions from this notification valued at approximately $16,200,000.

NOAA FY 2018-2020 – Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Announcement Type: Initial (link) – Due September 30, 2020 – There are no funds specifically appropriated by Congress for this BAA.  Funding for potential projects in this notice is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2018, Fiscal Year 2019, and Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations.

DOD

DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Office-Wide (link) – Abstracts may be submitted on a rolling basis until 1:00 p.m. on May 26, 2020; Proposals Due June 26, 2020 – Multiple awards are anticipated.

DARPA Polyplexus Pilot 2 (link) – Final Abstract Due August 14, 2109; Final Full Due September 3, 2019 – Approximately 10 awards at the $100,000 level are anticipated throughout the duration of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA); however, the level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the scope and quality of the proposals received, as well as the availability of funds.

United States Special Operations Command Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Extramural Biomedical Research and Development (link) – It is continuously open for a 5-year period, from 1 August 2018 closing 31 July 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. – The Anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance will not exceed $3 Million annually. The number of awards is indeterminate and contingent upon funding availability.

Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (link) – This announcement remains open until superseded. We review and evaluate proposals as they are received. You may submit proposals at any time; however, some specific topic instructions may recommend submission by specific dates that align with funding expectations. – Approximately $300 million is anticipated to be available for support of actions awarded under this announcement, subject to availability of funds. Research proposals funded between $200,000 and $400,000 per year are encouraged. Most of our awards are three (3) years in duration. Awards may be proposed for not more than five (5) years.

DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-Wide (link) – Executive Summary Due April 8, 2019; Abstract Due May 6, 2019; Full Due June 11, 2019 – Multiple awards are anticipated; however, the level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the scope and quality of the proposals received, as well as the availability of funds.

DARPA Disruptive Capabilities for Future Warfare (link) – Full Due June 11, 2019 – 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. 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.

NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Research Synopsis 3 (link) – Due May 9, 2019 – 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.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program (NARP) (link) – White papers will be accepted on a continuous, rolling basis and may be submitted at any time before 11:59 p.m. EDT on 31 September 2021.  Proposals, if requested, may be submitted at any time until the closing date of 31 December 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. – NURI awards are expected to have not more than a 24-month base period and a value of up to $400,000, with up to three one-year options valued at up to $200,000 per option year. NIP award grants are expected to have a 24-month base period valued up to $200,000, with up to one-year option valued at $100,000. NRCF grants are normally less than $30,000 per event based on merit. 

DOE

HPC4EnergyInnovation Program: Collaborations for U.S. Manufacturers (link) – Eligibility is limited to U.S. manufacturers, defined as entities that are incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a particular state or territory of the United States, and that manufacture products in the United States (HPC4Mfg) or that develop and/or manufacture new or modified materials in the United States (HPC4Mtls). U.S. universities, institutes, and other non-profit organizations are also eligible to participate as collaborators. Funding for university participants must be provided by the industrial partner and can be considered a component of the industrial partner’s in-kind funding contribution.

DOE Computational Materials Sciences (link) – Pre-applications Due December 21, 2018; Applications Due February 28, 2019 – It is anticipated that up to $24,000,000 ($6,000,000 annually for up to 4-years) will be available under this FOA, contingent on satisfactory peer review and the availability of appropriated funds. Up to 8 awards are anticipated, with a mix of single PI/small group and larger team awards. Applicants should request project support for four years, with the release of out-year support contingent on adequate progress of the research.

Manufacturing Innovator Challenge (link) – There are six manufacturing prize opportunities. The first two are due December 7, 2018. – Individual prizes ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 will be awarded to innovators with the best solutions for today's manufacturing challenges.

Google

Google AI Impact Challenge (link) – Applications Due January 22, 2019 – $25,000,000 pool; we expect grants may range from $500k to $2M USD, but will ultimately be sized based on project needs. We encourage applicants to submit budgets that accurately reflect the scope of their proposal.

NASA

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) – 2018 Omnibus Opportunity (link) – Proposals Due September 5, 2018 through September 5, 2019 – 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) and will be made as grants. The funds available for awards in each research opportunity offered in this NRA range from less than one million to several million dollars. (Details of the solicited research opportunities are given in the HERO appendices of this NRA, and it is anticipated that several response area appendices will be issued throughout this year as needed. All appendices will use a two-step solicitation process requiring that a compliant and relevant Step-1 proposal be submitted in order to be considered to be invited to submit a Step-2 proposal.)

NIH

Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in Mobile and Wireless Health Technology and Data Analytics: Cross-Training at the intersection of Behavioral and Social Sciences and STEM Disciplines (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Due July 12, 2019 – Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses as described in the solicitation. The total project period may not exceed 2 years.

NHLBI Career Transition Award for Intramural Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Trainees (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses, as described in the solicitation.

NSF

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0) (link) – Full Due February 19, 2019 and January 22, 2020 – 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. Please refer to Section III for agency-specific budget criteria.

Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1) (link) – Prelim Due February 19, 2019; Invited Full Due May 20, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 3 to 10. Mid-scale RI-1 program funding is pending the availability of funds. The number of awards within each Mid-scale RI-1 category (Implementation and Design) will depend on program funding level, categories of proposals and amounts requested, quality of proposals as determined by the NSF merit review process and award mechanisms utilized. “Implementation” projects may have a total project cost ranging from $6 million to below $20 million. Only “Design” projects may request less than $6 million, with a minimum request of $600,000 and a maximum request below $20 million.

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) (link) – Full Due February 20, 2019 – The estimated number of awards per program area is as follows: 5-10 Data-Driven Networking Infrastructure awards; 3-5 Regional Connectivity for Small Institutions awards; 2-5 Network Integration and Applied Innovation awards; 5-15 Campus Computing and the Computing Continuum awards; and 3-5 Cyber Team—Research and Education CI-based Regional Facilitation awards. Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000 to $17,000,000.

Limited Submission IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) (link) – Full Due January 24, 2018 – 2-3 RED Innovation awards and 2-3 RED-A&I awards depending on funding availability and quality of proposals received. Anticipated Funding Amount: $8,000,000

Limited Submission Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (Cloud Access) (link) – Prelim Due December 20, 2018; Full Due February 19, 2019 – The maximum award amount is $5,000,000 via a Cooperative Agreement, pending the availability of funds and quality of proposals received. The annual project operating costs are not expected to exceed $850,000 per year for five years, for a total of $4,250,000. The proposed budget may also include a request, not to exceed $750,000, for initial cloud computing resources, as part of the maximum $5,000,000 award amount (see section II, Program Description). Future cloud computing resources may be supported through supplemental funding requests by the awardee organization.

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) (link) – Full Due January 23, 2019 – Total funding for the CICI program is $10,000,000 to $19,500,000, subject to the availability of funds. Secure Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (SSC) awards will be supported at up to $1,000,000 total per award for up to three years. Research Data Protection (RDP) awards will be supported at up to $1,000,000 total per award for up to three years. A single Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE) award will be supported at up to $12,500,000 for up to five years.

CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI) (link) – LOI Due January 8, 2019; Full Due February 20, 2019 (LOI Due November 12, 2019; Full Due January 9, 2020) – With up to 10 New awards, up to 5 ENS awards, and 3-5 Planning awards in each competition. The majority of the New awards will be made in the $750,000 - $1,500,000 Medium range. A small number of Grand awards may be made in the $1,500,000 - $5,000,000 range. The majority of the Planning awards will be made in the $50,000 - $100,000 range. The majority of the ENS awards will be made in the $750,000 - $2,000,000 range.

Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) (link) – FY 2019 Competition: LOI Due December 21, 2018; Full Due February 28, 2019 (FY 2020 Competition: LOI Due October 30, 2019; Full Due January 31 2020) – Estimated Number of Awards: 7 to 9; Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,000,000 to $6,000,000

MPSCeramics (CER) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime. Investigators are advised that the following dates – March 15 to May 15 and July 15 to Aug. 15 – should, optimally, be avoided for submissions. - Estimated Number of Awards: 25; Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000

Understanding the Rules of Life: Building a Synthetic Cell – An Ideas Lab Activity (link) – Prelim Due December 28, 2018; Full Due May 13, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 6; Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000; Subject to the availability of funds

Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics (link) – Full Due February 1, 2019 – The URoL:Epigenetics Program offers two submission tracks: Track 1 – for projects with a total budget of up to $500,000 and an award duration of up to 3 years, and Track 2 – for projects with a total budget of up to $3,000,000 and award duration of up to 5 years.

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) – Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function (link) – Full Due November 27, 2018 (Deadline for FY 2019 competition) – Estimated Number of Awards: 15 to 25 per year; Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 per year, subject to availability of funds

DBI Cyberinfrastructure for Biological Research (CIBR) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-1165

DBI Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research (IIBR) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-595

DBI Advances in Biological Informatics (ICB) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-594

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs (link) – Due September 9, 2019 - September 16, 2019 for MEDIUM projects; October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019 for SMALL projects – Small Projects: up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; and Medium Projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years.

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs (link) – Due September 09, 2019 - September 16, 2019 for MEDIUM projects; September 18, 2019 - September 25, 2019 for LARGE projects; October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019 for SMALL projects – Small Projects: up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects: $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs (link) – Due September 09, 2019 - September 16, 2019 for MEDIUM Projects; September 18, 2019 - September 25, 2019 for LARGE Projects; October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019 for SMALL Projects – Small Projects: up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects: $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

Texas Sea Grant

Texas Sea Grant’s Biennial Research Competition (link) – Pre-proposal Due February 4, 2019; Full Due June 14, 2019 – Keep watching for the release of the Request for Proposals. For more information, contact Mia Zwolinski, Texas Sea Grant Research Coordinator, at mzwolinski@tamu.edu or 979-458-0449.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – NOVEMBER 21

Limited Submission NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps (DSC) Building Capacity for HDR – Email of Intent Due November 26, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 28, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) – Email of Intent Due November 28, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 5, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award – Email of Intent Due December 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 12, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32) – Email of Intent Due December 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 14, 2018

DOC

FY 2019 Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants (link) – Mandatory Pre-proposals Due January 14, 2019; Full Application Deadline Will Be No Earlier than April 15, 2019 (At least 45 days will be provided for completion of a full proposal.) – One-year or multi-year awards up to three funding years will be considered, and additional releases of funds may be used to fund selected proposals through FY21 without further competition. NOAA anticipates typical federal funding awards will range from $300,000 to $1.5 million over one to three years. NOAA will not accept proposals with a federal funding request of less than $75,000 or more than $3 million over three years.

DOD

Limited Submission DARPA Glide Breaker (link) – Due December 21, 2018 – A single award is anticipated, however 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. Note: DARPA will consider up to and no more than two (2) separate proposals per organization in response to this solicitation.

AFOSR Dynamically and Controllably Reconfigurable Antennas through Physical Deformation Processes (link) – Due January 18, 2019 – The grant award made under this competition will be to an educational institution in the United States (US) as defined by 10 USC § 2194. AFOSR anticipates approximately $4.8 million in total funding will be available to fund one (1) award for five (5) years depending on availability of funds. AFOSR anticipates that each year will be funded at approximately $964,000. If any subawards are proposed, the prime university must receive at least 50% of total funding requested.   

MARS Broad Agency Announcement (link) – Proposal Due Date for Initial Round of Selections for Technical Capability Areas: 1-4: December 10, 2018; BAA is continuously open through November 9, 2019, unless announced otherwise. – Awards in each Technical Capability are anticipated subject to the quality of proposals received and the availability of funds.

FY19 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program (link) – Mandatory White Papers Due April 1, 2019 - June 28, 2019; Invited Applications Due September 27, 2019 – ONR’s total STEM funding effort is $6,250,000 per year, subject to the availability of funds. Under this FOA competition, ONR intends to award approximately twenty-five (25) awards for a maximum of $250,000 per year for each award, with one-year (1) option periods for up to three (3) years.

Naval Air Systems Command Digital Office (NDO) Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (link) – White Papers may be submitted anytime until November 18, 2019, or until replaced by a successor BAA – Multiple awards are anticipated. The level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation have not been predetermined and will depend on the quality of the white papers/proposals received and the availability of funds.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)Funding Opportunities (link) – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program – Due Dates and Awards Vary for Each Mechanism

Structural Integrity Research Collaborations for Aircraft (SIRCA) (link) – White Paper Due October 23, 2023 – The Air Force anticipates multiple awards as a result of this solicitation, most likely as Cooperative Agreements. Awarded projects are anticipated to be 24 months in length, though different length projects may be proposed, with agreement values ranging from $50k-750k.

ONR Special Program Announcement: Electronic Warfare Technology (link) – White Papers Should Be Submitted by December 7, 2018 (White Papers are not required but strongly encouraged); Full Due February 28, 2019 – ONR plans to allocate $25-30M dollars for efforts related to the Technical Areas in this Special Notice. The period of performance for projects will be one to three (1-3) years.

ONR National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) (link) – Topics 1-2 Due December 21, 2018; Topics 3-7 due January 18, 2019 – Up to $27.3 million over three (3) years may be available for this solicitation, subject to appropriation, availability of funds and final approval by the participating NOPP agencies.

AFRL/RXC Structural Materials Open BAA (link) – White Papers may be submitted any time until September 20, 2023; Proposal Due Date to be provided in the Requests for Proposals sent to offerors – The total estimated program value is $99,500,000, with multiple awards ranging from $100,000 to $5,000,000.

DoD USAMRMC FY18-FY22 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research Synopsis 1 (link) – Continuously Open until September 30, 2022 – There are no specified funding limitations identified for a proposal/application submitted under this BAA. A budget should be commensurate with the nature and complexity of the proposed research.

Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School Synopsis 2 (link) – White Papers and Full Proposals may be submitted at any time until May 31, 2019 – The funded amount and period of performance of each proposal selected for award will vary depending on the research area and the technical approach to be pursued by the applicant selected.

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DOE

Advanced Next-Generation High Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator (link) – Concept Paper Due December 13, 2018; Full Due January 21, 2019 – Budget Period 1: Up to three (3) awards, $500K each, 20% cost share Budget Periods 2 and 3; One (1) or more awards, up to $7.0M each, 20% cost share

NIH

Limited Submission NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32) (link) – Application Due February 22, 2019 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Application budgets must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Enabling Technologies to Accelerate Development of Oral Biodevices (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due December 28, 2018; Application Due January 28, 2019 – NIDCR intends to commit $ 3 million in FY 2020 to fund 3-4 awards. 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.

Enabling Technologies to Accelerate Development of Oral Biodevices (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due December 28, 2018; Application Due January 28, 2019 – NIDCR intends to commit $3 million in FY 2020 to fund 2-3 awards. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Medical Simulators for Practicing Patient Care Providers Skill Acquisition, Outcomes Assessment and Technology Development (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; 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.

Limited Submission NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due February 27, 2018 – NIEHS intends to fund an estimate of 5-6 awards, corresponding to a total of $3.0 million, for each of fiscal years 2018, 2019, 2020.  Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. Award Budget: The budget for direct costs is composed of two elements—research direct costs and career enhancement costs.  For most applications, the budget for direct costs should be limited to $250,000 per year. With strong justification, research projects which have inherently higher costs may request direct costs of up to $400,000 per year. Career enhancement direct costs are limited to $250,000, which can be distributed over the 5-year award period.  Note: the total direct cost budget (research plus career enhancement) may not exceed $475,000 in any year of the award. Note: Only one application per School or College within a University will be accepted.

BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due February 4, 2019 and October 9, 2019 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $3 million in FY2019 to fund up to 8 awards. Award Budget: 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.

Innovative Technologies for HIV Behavioral and Social Science Research (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.

Innovative Technologies for HIV Behavioral and Social Science Research (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.

Novel Approaches for Relating Genetic Variation to Function and Disease (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. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Novel Approaches for Relating Genetic Variation to Function and Disease (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 be up to $275,000 (exclusive of subcontract F&A).   Up to $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (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.

NSF

Limited Submission Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research (link) – Full Due March 4, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 2 to 4. The length of the award may vary depending on the type of resource funded. However, in most cases, it is expected to be up to 5 years. The details are described in the section entitled Program Requirements and should be carefully considered. Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 per award. A total of $30,000,000 is available for this solicitation, subject to the availability of funds. It is anticipated that 1-2 awards will be made in Category I at up to $10,000,000 per award for up to five years and up to 1-2 awards in Category II at up to $5,000,000 per award for up to five years.

Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Idea Incubator for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QII - TAQS) (link) – LOI Due January 7, 2019; Prelim Due February 21, 2019; Full Due May 24, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 18 to 20. Anticipated Funding Amount: $26,000,000. Anticipated funding amount is pending availability of funds. Each project team may receive support of up to a total of $2,000,000 over the project duration of 3 to 5 years. It is not expected that all awards will receive the maximum amount; the size of awards will depend upon the type of research program proposed. The budget must be commensurate with the scope of the project and thoroughly justified in the proposal.

Ideas Lab: Cross-cutting Initiative in CubeSat Innovations (link) – Prelim Due February 8, 2019; Full Due May 30, 2019 – A CubeSat Innovation award is expected to be at the level of $750,000 - $1,000,000 per year for up to 4 years. Up to 2 awards are expected depending upon availability of funds and the type, scale, and variety of project ideas developed at the Ideas Lab.

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All (link) – Full February 13, 2019 – Approximately 12-15 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.

CNH2: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2) (link) – 2018 Dates: LOI Due December 17, 2018; Full Due February 14, 2019 (2019 Dates: LOI Due September 17, 2019; Full Due November 15, 2019) – CNH2 will support research projects in three different categories: CNH2 Large Research Projects. Awards in this category provide two to five years of support for projects ranging in size from $750,001 to $1,600,000. CNH2 Small Research Projects. Awards in this category provide two to five years of support for projects ranging in size from $150,000 to $750,000. Research Coordination Networks (CNH2-RCNs). A CNH2-RCN may receive support for four or five years of activity at a level not to exceed $500,000-for the total budget over the duration of the project, including both direct and indirect costs.

Dear Colleague Letter: EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Society - Supported Jointly with the Partnership on AI (link)

Limited Submission NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (link) –Full Due February 22, 2019 – Estimated total annual funding amount is $3,150,000, subject to the availability of funds. The maximum amount for 5-year awards is $600,000 (including indirect costs) and the maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000 (including indirect costs). The average award is $275,000.

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology on the International Space Station (ISS) to Benefit Life on Earth (link) – Due February 1 - February 15, 2019 – NSF Funding (total) available under this solicitation is up to $2.0 million to be distributed in FY 2019. Budget requests may be for up to $400,000 total, direct and indirect costs, and up to three years in duration.

Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) (link) – Full Due February 19, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 10 to 20; Anticipated funding amount is $3,000,000 annually. Estimated number of awards and funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX) (link) – Full Due January 17, 2019 – Approximately $10,000,000 will be made available in FY 2019 to support up to 10 awards with durations of 3-4 years and up to $3,000,000 per award.

Partnerships for Innovation – Technology Translation (PFI-TT) (link) – Full Due January 17, 2019; July 10, 2019 – PFI-Technology Translation (PFI-TT) projects will be funded for up to $250,000 for 18-24 months per award; approximately 40-50 awards are anticipated. Note: There is no limit on the number of PFI-TT proposals an organization may submit to a deadline of this solicitation. However, an organization may not submit more than one (1) new or resubmitted PFI-Research Proposal (PFI-RP) to a deadline of this solicitation. The internal limited submission deadline for PFI-Research Proposals has passed.

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem (link) – Full Due December 18, 2018 – Up to four projects will be funded, each up to a maximum of $4,000,000 for up to 4 years, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence at FDA (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – Estimated program budget of $750,000, estimate of 5-10 awards, average award size and duration (varies with funding opportunity outlined in Section II. Program Description) are subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals.

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

NIH Request for Information (RFI) on the Proposed Funding Priorities for Neuroscience Research, Input on Cross-Cutting Opportunities (NIH Neuroscience Blueprint) (link) – Responses Due November 26, 2018

DOE Request for Information (RFI): Transformational Sensing Capabilities for Monitoring the Subsurface (Search FedConnect for Reference Number DE-FOA-0001998) (link) – Responses Due December 3, 2018

IARPA Request for Information: Future Computing Systems (link) – Responses Due December 14, 2018

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

NOAA FY19 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program (link) – Applications Due December 17, 2018 – Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000) and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.

NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence at FDA (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – Estimated program budget of $750,000, estimate of 5-10 awards, average award size and duration (varies with funding opportunity outlined in Section II. Program Description) are subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – NOVEMBER 14

Limited Submission NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) – Email of Intent Due November 28, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 5, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award – Email of Intent Due December 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 12, 2018

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 – FY Request for Applications (link) – Due February 25, 2019

DOD

AFWERX Advanced Microelectronics Design and Prototype Challenge (link) – Phase 1: Submission Deadline January 22, 2019 – A commercial cloud-based development environment, design and verification tools, IP libraries, design expertise support, and fabrication. Access to this platform will be provided to selected teams at no cost to them, a potential value of up to $10M for just Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and access to libraries of design IP. Further opportunities for physical chip design and prototyping will be defined for later stages.

DARPA SIGMA+ Network and Analytics (link) – Abstract Due November 20, 2018, Deadline To Request Sigma Codebase: December 14, 2018; Full Due January 11, 2019 –DARPA anticipates multiple awards. The level of funding for individual awards made under this PA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide (link) – Abstract Due July 18, 2019; Proposal Due August 30, 2019 - 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.

Fiscal Year 2018 – Fiscal Year 2022 (FY18-FY22) U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s (USAMRMC) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Extramural Medical Research (link) – Continuously Open through September 30, 2022 – The funding amount for this BAA is unspecified, and the number of awards is indeterminate and contingent upon funding availability. Selection of research projects is a highly competitive process and is based on the evaluation of the proposal/application’s technical merit, programmatic considerations, and the availability of funds.

2018 ERDC Broad Agency Announcement (link) – Pre-Proposals Due January 31, 2019

DOE

Advanced Systems Integration for Solar Technologies (link) – LOI Due November 14, 2018; Full Due December 7, 2018 – EERE anticipates making approximately 10 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $2 and $10 million.

DOI – Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Research and Development Office

Desalination and Water Purification Research Program for Fiscal Year 2019 Synopsis 1 (link) – Due December 13, 2018, 4:00 p.m. MST – Funding Group I: Laboratory Scale projects. Up to $150,000 per applicant Funding Group II: Pilot Scale projects. Up to $200,000 per applicant per year, for a total of up to $400,000 over two years

IARPA

Prize Challenges – Open Cross-language Information Retrieval (CLIR) Challenge (link) – Registration Deadline: November 30, 2018; Algorithm Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019 – Win prizes from a total prize purse of $30,000

NIH

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. (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Required) (PA-19-054)

NIH Research Project Grant (Parent 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. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required) (PA-19-055)

Computational Genomics and Data Science Opportunities for Small Business (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Standard Due Dates: Standard Due Dates: September 5, January 5, April 5 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: 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.

Advancing Imaging, Device Production, and Clinical Capabilities in Digital Dentistry (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (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.

Advancing Imaging, Device Production, and Clinical Capabilities in Digital Dentistry (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (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.

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.

NSF

Limited Submission Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) (link) – Full Due February 4, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 1 to 3; Awards totaling $15,000,000 to $25,000,000 over a five-year period are anticipated. The proposed budget must be commensurate with the scope of the project and thoroughly justified in the proposal. MIP funding is provided yearly. Pending the availability of funds, it is anticipated that $12,000,000 will be available in Fiscal Year 2019.

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Transport Phenomena Research on the International Space Station (ISS) to Benefit Life on Earth (link) – Submission Window: December 7, 2018 - March 15, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 10; Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000. NSF Funding (total) available under this solicitation is up to $4 million to be distributed in FY 2019. Budget requests may be for up to $400,000 total, direct and indirect costs, and up to four years in duration. The award size and duration should be consistent with the project scope.

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining) (link) – Full February 6, 2019 – Pilot Projects: up to $300,000 total budget with durations up to two years; Implementation Projects: Small (with total budgets of up to $500,000) or Medium (with total budgets of up to $1,000,000) for durations of up to four years; and Large-scale Project Conceptualization Projects: up to $500,000 total budgets with durations up to 2 years.

EarthCube Office – Science Office for a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences (link) – Full Due February 11, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 1; Anticipated Funding Amount: $1,000,000 to $2,000,000. Funding amount listed above is per year. NSF anticipates funding the EarthCube Science Support Office for 3 years, pending availability of funds. The size of the award will depend on the scope and complexity of the proposal selected for funding and availability of funds. The award duration will be for an initial period of 3 years, subject to contraction or extension based on periodic review.

EarthCube – Developing a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences (link) – Full Due March 5, 2019 (EarthCube Science - Enabling Data Capabilities); Full Target Date: March 14, 2019 (EarthCube RCN) – Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 11; The number of awards will be determined based on the results of the merit review process and availability of funds. Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $10,000,000

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2019 (EFRI-2019) (link) – LOI Due November 29, 2018; Prelim Due January 7, 2019; Full Due April 25, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 15 (4-year awards); Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000

Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers (ERC) – Convergent Research and Innovation through Inclusive Partnerships and Workforce Development (link) – LOI Due November 30, 2018; Prelim Due January 16, 2019; Full Due July 12, 2019 – $14,000,000 to support the first year for up to four newly funded ERCs

Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF) (link) – Full Due January 15, 2019 – Approximately 12 Track I awards of up to $750,000 per award with durations up to 4 years per award and 10 Track II awards of up to $100,000 per award with durations up to 18 months per award are anticipated, subject to availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – CORE and TTP proposals may be submitted in one of the following project size classes: Small projects: up to $500,000 in total budget, with durations of up to three years; Medium projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 in total budget, with durations of up to four years; EDU proposals are limited to $500,000 in total budget, with durations of up to three years.

Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime (with a cognizant NSF Program Officer’s invitation) – Estimated Number of Awards: 255; Estimated program budget, and number of awards are subject to the availability of funds. Anticipated Funding Amount: $12,750,000; the anticipated funding amount is $12.75 million per year, pending availability of funds.

ECCS Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7607

ECCS Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-1517

ECCS Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7564

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 total funds available for this program, pending availability of appropriations.

UE Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce (AD) (link) – Full Due April 2, 2018 - January 16, 2019 – PD 18-1998

CMMI Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 19-7569

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Graduate Fellowship Program – Apply for job numbers 12535 (link) or 12584 (National and Homeland Security) (link); More information: (link) – Application Due February 15, 2019 – INL Graduate Fellows will receive a commitment from both INL and their university with agreements to pay tuition and compensation, and to provide the student the opportunity to conduct research while earning their degree.

DOE Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) (link) – Application Period: December 3, 2018 - February 1, 2019 – SIST aims to increase the representation of underrepresented groups (Black, Hispanic/Latino, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaska Native/American Indian) and women in scientific research and the engineering workforce. 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.

RAND Corporation 2019 Graduate Student Summer Associate Program (link) – Applications accepted October 15, 2018 through December 4, 2018 – Students receive bi-weekly compensation for the hours that they work. Compensation is competitive with other research fellowships.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Cyber Toaster Internship (link) – Application Due January 18, 2019 – A paid 10-week summer internship program to prepare students for careers in cyber security

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – NOVEMBER 7

Limited Submission The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program – Email of Intent Due November 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 14, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (Cloud Access) – Email of Intent Due November 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 13, 2018

Limited Submission NSF IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) – Email of Intent Due November 9, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 14, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Partnerships for Innovation – Research Partnerships – Email of Intent Due November 12, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 19, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) – Email of Intent Due November 28, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 5, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award – Email of Intent Due December 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 12, 2018

DOD

DARPA Photonics in the Package for Extreme Scalability (PIPES) (link) – Abstract Due November 20, 2018; Full Due January 17, 2019 - Approximately $65M of funding is anticipated for awards made against this BAA, with a distribution of: $35M for Technical Area 1 (TA1) including Technical Area 1B (TA1B); $20M for Technical Area 2 (TA2); $10M for Technical Area 3 (TA3); Multiple awards are anticipated in each technical area. DARPA anticipates individual awards in TA1B not to exceed $600,000.

AFRL/RI Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP) (link) – Applications Due January 11, 2019

AFRL/SFFP Summer Faculty Research Fellowship (SFFP) (link) – Applications Due November 30, 2018 – Stipend, travel reimbursement

AFWERX Mixed Reality Platform Challenge (link) – Challenge Open until November 30, 2018 – A chance to secure funding for prototype and experimentation; A chance to secure a government contract; A chance to promote your work with the USAF as a collaborator and/or customer; Official recognition for your company or idea

DARPA Program Announcement for Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) (link) – Due July 20, 2019 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under each AIE Opportunity issued under DARPA-PA-18-02 will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Biological Technologies (link) – Proposal Abstracts and Full Proposals will be submitted on a rolling basis until April 25, 2019 – 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.

Broad Agency Announcement for the Army Rapid Capabilities Office (link) – Due March 23, 2023; Open continuously for the next 5 years – In anticipation, but not limited to, three to twelve month period of performance awards, with dollar amounts ranging from $500,000 to $2,000,000 may be expected.

DTRA Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (link) – Due September 30, 2019 – Grants resulting from submissions to Thrust Areas 1-7, including topics associated with these thrust areas, may range from small dollar value (e.g., $25K) up to $1M annually (total, including both direct and indirect costs) depending on the nature and the scope of work.

DOE

FY 2019 Phase I Release 2 (link) – LOI Due December 17, 2018; Application Due February 4, 2019 – Maximum Award Amount: $200,000; Maximum Phase II Award Amount: $1,100,000

FY 2019 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics (link) – LOI Due December 5, 2018; Full Due January 22, 2019 – Ceiling: $5,000,000 per year; Floor: $20,000 per year. The award size will depend on the number of meritorious applications, the results of merit review, the program policy factors, and the availability of appropriated funds. Approximately 10 to 100 awards are expected.

NIH

NLM Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (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 limited to $250,000 per year in direct costs and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Wearable Alcohol Biosensors (STTR) (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.

Wearable Alcohol Biosensors (SBIR) (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.

NSF

Limited Submission Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) (link) – Prelim Due June 24, 2019; Full Due (by invitation only) November 26, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 8 to 10; Anticipated Funding Amount: $31,500,000

Limited Submission IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) (link) – Full Due January 24, 2018 – 2-3 RED Innovation awards and 2-3 RED-A&I awards depending on funding availability and quality of proposals received. Anticipated Funding Amount: $8,000,000

Limited Submission Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Research Partnerships (link) – Full Due January 17, 2019; July 10, 2019 - PFI-TT projects will be funded for up to $250,000 for 18-24 months per award; approximately 40-50 awards are anticipated. PFI-RP projects will be funded for up to $550,000 for 36 months. Approximately 10-15 awards are anticipated.

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) (link) – Submission Window: January 28, 2019 – February 4, 2019 - Estimated Number of Awards: 20 to 25; Anticipated Funding Amount: $36,000,000; These funds will be partitioned among the participating Divisions (funds are not pooled), each of which will support proposals of scientific interest to that Division. An additional $100,000 worth of Google credits will be made available to PIs through Google Cloud services by virtue of an MOU between NSF and Google. Once activated, Google credits will remain available through 4 years.

Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps (DSC) – Building Capacity for HDR (link) – Due January 28, 2019 - February 4, 2019 – Up to $10,000,000 is expected to be available for eight to eleven awards, for 3 years each, subject to the availability of funds. Awards will typically be in the range of $1,000,000 to $1,200,000 for 3 years.

CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) – Defending America’s Cyberspace (link) – Full Due February 4, 2019 and July 31, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 8 to 12; Anticipated Funding Amount: $15,000,000

Dear Colleague Letter: Fairness, Ethics, Accountability, and Transparency: Enabling Breakthrough Research to Expand Inclusivity in Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research (link)

Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) (link) – LOI Due December 21, 2018; Full Due February 28, 2019 - Estimated Number of Awards: 7 to 9; Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,000,000 to $6,000,000

Joint DMS/NLM Initiative on Generalizable Data Science Methods for Biomedical Research (DMS/NLM) (link) – Due January 2 - January 16, 2019 – Approximately 8 to 10 Awards from this competition may be made by either NSF or NIH at the option of the agencies, not the grantee. The number of awards will depend on the availability of funds and quality of proposals received. Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000 per year for new applications ($2,000,000 from NSF, $2,000,000 from NIH), subject to availability of funds and receipt of proposals of adequate quality. Award sizes are expected to range from $200,000 to $300,000 (total costs) per year with durations of up to 3 years.

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) December 2018 Submission (link) – Full Due December 4, 2018 – Estimated Number of Awards: 150 (pending the availability of funds); Anticipated Funding Amount: $33,750,000. For SBIR Phase I pending the availability of funds.

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) December 2018 Submission (link) – Full Due December 4, 2018 – Estimated Number of Awards: 40; Anticipated Funding Amount: $9,000,000. For STTR Phase I pending the availability of funds.

DMR Crosscutting Activities in Materials Research (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7222

CMMI Advanced Manufacturing (AM) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime –
PD 19-008Y

ECCS Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN) (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7607

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

IARPA Request for Information: Securing the SCIF of the Future (link) – Responses Due December 31, 2018

NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due December 13, 2018; April 15, 2019 - The NIH Blueprint intends to commit $1,000,000 in FY2019 to fund approximately 20 awards. Award Budget: For the F99 phase award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance, as described below. For the K00 phase, award budgets are composed of salaries and fringe benefits, research and career development support, and indirect costs.

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program (link) – Open until December 7, 2018

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – OCTOBER 31

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Core Facility Support Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Early Translational Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Investigator-Initiated Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Collaborative Action Center – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program – Email of Intent Due November 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 14, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (Cloud Access) – Email of Intent Due November 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 13, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) – Email of Intent Due November 28, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 5, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award – Email of Intent Due December 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 12, 2018

DOC

FY2019 Office of Weather and Air Quality Research Programs (link) – LOIs and Full Proposals Due at Different Times Depending on the Topic (Please see funding announcement) – There will be eight grant competitions from this notification valued at approximately $16,200,000.

NOAA FY 2018-2020 – Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Announcement Type: Initial (link) – Due September 30, 2020 – There are no funds specifically appropriated by Congress for this BAA.  Funding for potential projects in this notice is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2018, Fiscal Year 2019, and Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations.

DOD

DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Office-Wide (link) – Abstracts may be submitted on a rolling basis until 1:00 p.m. on May 26, 2020; Proposals Due June 26, 2020 – Multiple awards are anticipated.

DARPA Polyplexus Pilot 2 (link) – Final Abstract Due August 14, 2109; Final Full Due September 3, 2019 – Approximately 10 awards at the $100,000 level are anticipated throughout the duration of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA); however, the level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the scope and quality of the proposals received, as well as the availability of funds.

United States Special Operations Command Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Extramural Biomedical Research and Development (link) – It is continuously open for a 5-year period, from 1 August 2018 closing 31 July 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. – The Anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance will not exceed $3 Million annually. The number of awards is indeterminate and contingent upon funding availability.

Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (link) – This announcement remains open until superseded. We review and evaluate proposals as they are received. You may submit proposals at any time; however, some specific topic instructions may recommend submission by specific dates that align with funding expectations. – Approximately $300 million is anticipated to be available for support of actions awarded under this announcement, subject to availability of funds. Research proposals funded between $200,000 and $400,000 per year are encouraged. Most of our awards are three (3) years in duration. Awards may be proposed for not more than five (5) years.

DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-Wide (link) – Executive Summary Due April 8, 2019; Abstract Due May 6, 2019; Full Due June 11, 2019 – Multiple awards are anticipated; however, the level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the scope and quality of the proposals received, as well as the availability of funds.

DARPA Disruptive Capabilities for Future Warfare (link) – Full Due June 11, 2019 – 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. 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.

NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Research Synopsis 3 (link) – Due May 9, 2019 – 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.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program (NARP) (link) – White papers will be accepted on a continuous, rolling basis and may be submitted at any time before 11:59 p.m. EDT on 31 September 2021.  Proposals, if requested, may be submitted at any time until the closing date of 31 December 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. – NURI awards are expected to have not more than a 24-month base period and a value of up to $400,000, with up to three one-year options valued at up to $200,000 per option year. NIP award grants are expected to have a 24-month base period valued up to $200,000, with up to one-year option valued at $100,000. NRCF grants are normally less than $30,000 per event based on merit. 

DOE

Manufacturing Innovator Challenge (link) – There are six manufacturing prize opportunities. The first two are due December 7, 2018. – Individual prizes ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 will be awarded to innovators with the best solutions for today's manufacturing challenges.

Google

Google AI Impact Challenge (link) – Applications Due January 22, 2019 – $25,000,000 pool; we expect grants may range from $500k to $2M USD, but will ultimately be sized based on project needs. We encourage applicants to submit budgets that accurately reflect the scope of their proposal.

NASA

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) – 2018 Omnibus Opportunity (link) – Proposals Due September 5, 2018 through September 5, 2019 – 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) and will be made as grants. The funds available for awards in each research opportunity offered in this NRA range from less than one million to several million dollars. (Details of the solicited research opportunities are given in the HERO appendices of this NRA, and it is anticipated that several response area appendices will be issued throughout this year as needed. All appendices will use a two-step solicitation process requiring that a compliant and relevant Step-1 proposal be submitted in order to be considered to be invited to submit a Step-2 proposal.)

NIH

Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Device Development for Mental Health Applications (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Full Due November 26, 2018 – 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.

Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Device Development for Mental Health Applications (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Full Due November 26, 2018 – 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.

Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in Mobile and Wireless Health Technology and Data Analytics: Cross-Training at the intersection of Behavioral and Social Sciences and STEM Disciplines (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Due July 12, 2019 – Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses as described in the solicitation. The total project period may not exceed 2 years.

NHLBI Career Transition Award for Intramural Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Trainees (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses, as described in the solicitation.

NSF

Limited Submission IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) (link) – Full Due January 24, 2018 – 2-3 RED Innovation awards and 2-3 RED-A&I awards depending on funding availability and quality of proposals received. Anticipated Funding Amount: $8,000,000

Limited Submission Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (Cloud Access) (link) – Prelim Due December 20, 2018; Full Due February 19, 2019 – The maximum award amount is $5,000,000 via a Cooperative Agreement, pending the availability of funds and quality of proposals received. The annual project operating costs are not expected to exceed $850,000 per year for five years, for a total of $4,250,000. The proposed budget may also include a request, not to exceed $750,000, for initial cloud computing resources, as part of the maximum $5,000,000 award amount (see section II, Program Description). Future cloud computing resources may be supported through supplemental funding requests by the awardee organization.

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) (link) – Full Due January 23, 2019 – Total funding for the CICI program is $10,000,000 to $19,500,000, subject to the availability of funds. Secure Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (SSC) awards will be supported at up to $1,000,000 total per award for up to three years. Research Data Protection (RDP) awards will be supported at up to $1,000,000 total per award for up to three years. A single Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE) award will be supported at up to $12,500,000 for up to five years.

CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI) (link) – LOI Due January 8, 2019; Full Due February 20, 2019 (LOI Due November 12, 2019; Full Due January 9, 2020) – With up to 10 New awards, up to 5 ENS awards, and 3-5 Planning awards in each competition. The majority of the New awards will be made in the $750,000 - $1,500,000 Medium range. A small number of Grand awards may be made in the $1,500,000 - $5,000,000 range. The majority of the Planning awards will be made in the $50,000 - $100,000 range. The majority of the ENS awards will be made in the $750,000 - $2,000,000 range.

Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) (link) – FY 2019 Competition: LOI Due December 21, 2018; Full Due February 28, 2019 (FY 2020 Competition: LOI Due October 30, 2019; Full Due January 31 2020) – Estimated Number of Awards: 7 to 9; Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,000,000 to $6,000,000

MPSCeramics (CER) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime. Investigators are advised that the following dates – March 15 to May 15 and July 15 to Aug. 15 – should, optimally, be avoided for submissions. - Estimated Number of Awards: 25; Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000

Understanding the Rules of Life: Building a Synthetic Cell – An Ideas Lab Activity (link) – Prelim Due December 28, 2018; Full Due May 13, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 6; Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000; Subject to the availability of funds

Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics (link) – Full Due February 1, 2019 – The URoL:Epigenetics Program offers two submission tracks: Track 1 – for projects with a total budget of up to $500,000 and an award duration of up to 3 years, and Track 2 – for projects with a total budget of up to $3,000,000 and award duration of up to 5 years.

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) – Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function (link) – Full Due November 27, 2018 (Deadline for FY 2019 competition) – Estimated Number of Awards: 15 to 25 per year; Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 per year, subject to availability of funds

DBI Cyberinfrastructure for Biological Research (CIBR) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-1165

DBI Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research (IIBR) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-595

DBI Advances in Biological Informatics (ICB) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-594

Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC): Research Core Program (link) – Due November 1 - November 15, 2018 (Small Projects) – Estimated Number of Awards: 10 to 15 awards will be made each year; Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $7,500,000 per year, dependent upon the availability of funds.

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs (link) – Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 1, 2018 - November 15, 2018 for SMALL projects; September 9, 2019 - September 16, 2019 for MEDIUM projects; October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019 for SMALL projects – Small Projects: up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; and Medium Projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years.

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs (link) – Due November 01, 2018 - November 15, 2018 for SMALL projects; September 09, 2019 - September 16, 2019 for MEDIUM projects; September 18, 2019 - September 25, 2019 for LARGE projects; October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019 for SMALL projects – Small Projects: up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects: $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs (link) – Due November 01, 2018 - November 15, 2018 for SMALL Projects; September 09, 2019 - September 16, 2019 for MEDIUM Projects; September 18, 2019 - September 25, 2019 for LARGE Projects; October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019 for SMALL Projects – Small Projects: up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects: $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – OCTOBER 24

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Core Facility Support Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Early Translational Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Investigator-Initiated Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Collaborative Action Center – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program – Email of Intent Due November 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 14, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) – Email of Intent Due November 28, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 5, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award – Email of Intent Due December 5, 2018; Internal Proposal Due December 12, 2018

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Limited Submission Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program (link) – Due February 7, 2019 – The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $100,000 unrestricted research grant. Of the total amount, $7,500 is for departmental expenses associated with research and education. Funds are normally expended over a period of five years.

DOD

DARPA Machine Common Sense (MCS) (link) – Abstract Due November 6, 2018; Full Due December 18, 2018 – DARPA anticipates multiple awards for technical areas (TAs) 1 and 3, and a single award for TA2. 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 Accelerated Molecular Discovery (AMD) (link) – Abstract Due November 1, 2018; Full Due January 14, 2019 – 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.

Structural Integrity Research Collaborations for Aircraft (SIRCA) (link) – White Paper Due October 23, 2023 – The Air Force anticipates multiple awards as a result of this solicitation, most likely as Cooperative Agreements. Awarded projects are anticipated to be 24 months in length, though different length projects may be proposed, with agreement values ranging from $50k-750k.

ONR Special Program Announcement: Electronic Warfare Technology (link) – White Papers Should Be Submitted by December 7, 2018 (White Papers are not required but strongly encouraged); Full Due February 28, 2019 – ONR plans to allocate $25-30M dollars for efforts related to the Technical Areas in this Special Notice. The period of performance for projects will be one to three (1-3) years.

ONR National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) (link) – Topics 1-2 Due December 21, 2018; Topics 3-7 due January 18, 2019 – Up to $27.3 million over three (3) years may be available for this solicitation, subject to appropriation, availability of funds and final approval by the participating NOPP agencies.

AFRL/RXC Structural Materials Open BAA (link) – White Papers may be submitted any time until September 20, 2023; Proposal Due Date to be provided in the Requests for Proposals sent to offerors – The total estimated program value is $99,500,000, with multiple awards ranging from $100,000 to $5,000,000.

DoD USAMRMC FY18-FY22 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research Synopsis 1 (link) – Continuously Open until September 30, 2022 – There are no specified funding limitations identified for a proposal/application submitted under this BAA. A budget should be commensurate with the nature and complexity of the proposed research.

Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School Synopsis 2 (link) – White Papers and Full Proposals may be submitted at any time until May 31, 2019 – The funded amount and period of performance of each proposal selected for award will vary depending on the research area and the technical approach to be pursued by the applicant selected.

DOE

Big Data Analysis of Synchrophasor Data (link) – Full Due November 9, 2018 – DOE anticipates making approximately eight to 10 awards.  These awards will include a mix of academic/nonprofit prime award recipients and industry prime award recipients.  The awards will likely receive federal funding ranging from $300,000 to $1,000,000 per award.

NIH

Limited Submission NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due February 27, 2018 – NIEHS intends to fund an estimate of 5-6 awards, corresponding to a total of $3.0 million, for each of fiscal years 2018, 2019, 2020.  Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. Award Budget: The budget for direct costs is composed of two elements - research direct costs and career enhancement costs.  For most applications, the budget for direct costs should be limited to $250,000 per year. With strong justification, research projects which have inherently higher costs may request direct costs of up to $400,000 per year. Career enhancement direct costs are limited to $250,000, which can be distributed over the 5-year award period.  Note: the total direct cost budget (research plus career enhancement) may not exceed $475,000 in any year of the award. Note: Only one application per School or College within a University will be accepted.

BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due February 4, 2019 and October 9, 2019 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $3 million in FY2019 to fund up to 8 awards. Award Budget: 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.

Innovative Technologies for HIV Behavioral and Social Science Research (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.

Innovative Technologies for HIV Behavioral and Social Science Research (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.

Novel Approaches for Relating Genetic Variation to Function and Disease (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. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Novel Approaches for Relating Genetic Variation to Function and Disease (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 be up to $275,000 (exclusive of subcontract F&A).   Up to $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (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.

NSF

Limited Submission NSF Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF) (link) – Prelim Due December 17, 2018; Full Due February 11 - February 25, 2019 – Total Funding Amount: $6,750,000

Limited Submission NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (link) –Full Due February 22, 2019 – Estimated total annual funding amount is $3,150,000 - subject to the availability of funds. The maximum amount for 5-year awards is $600,000 (including indirect costs) and the maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000 (including indirect costs). The average award is $275,000.

Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (link) – Prelim Due December 20, 2018; Full Due February 19, 2019

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology on the International Space Station (ISS) to Benefit Life on Earth (link) – Due February 1 - February 15, 2019 – NSF Funding (total) available under this solicitation is up to $2.0 million to be distributed in FY 2019. Budget requests may be for up to $400,000 total, direct and indirect costs, and up to three years in duration.

Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) (link) – Full Due February 19, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 10 to 20; Anticipated funding amount is $3,000,000 annually. Estimated number of awards and funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX) (link) – Full Due January 17, 2019 – Approximately $10,000,000 will be made available in FY 2019 to support up to 10 awards with durations of 3-4 years and up to $3,000,000 per award.

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) (link) – Full Due January 17, 2019; July 10, 2019 - PFI-TT projects will be funded for up to $250,000 for 18-24 months per award; approximately 40-50 awards are anticipated. PFI-RP projects will be funded for up to $550,000 for 36 months. Approximately 10-15 awards are anticipated. Note: There is no limit on the number of PFI-TT proposals an organization may submit to a deadline of this solicitation. However, an organization may not submit more than one (1) new or resubmitted PFI-RP proposal to a deadline of this solicitation. This eligibility constraint will be strictly enforced. If an organization exceeds this limit, the first PFI-RP proposal received will be accepted, and the remainder will be returned without review. An organization may not receive more than two (2) awards from a submission deadline of this solicitation.

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

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem (link) – Full Due December 18, 2018 – Up to four projects will be funded, each up to a maximum of $4,000,000 for up to 4 years, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence at FDA (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – Estimated program budget of $750,000, estimate of 5-10 awards, average award size and duration (varies with funding opportunity outlined in Section II. Program Description) are subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals.

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

NIH Request for Information (RFI) on the Proposed Funding Priorities for Neuroscience Research, Input on Cross-Cutting Opportunities (NIH Neuroscience Blueprint) (link) – Responses Due November 26, 2018

DOE Request for Information (RFI): Transformational Sensing Capabilities for Monitoring the Subsurface (Search FedConnect for Reference Number DE-FOA-0001998) (link) – Responses Due December 3, 2018

DOE NOI to issue DE-FOA-0002005, entitled: Advanced Operations and Sensing Technologies to Improve Efficiency and Capabilities for EOR in Deepwater Offshore Wells (link)

IARPA Request for Information: Future Computing Systems (link) – Responses Due December 14, 2018

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

DOE Solar Decathlon Student Competition: Design Challenge and Build Challenge (link) – Application and Application Fee Due November 6, 2018 – Winning teams are recognized at an Awards Banquet, and winning project presentations are published on the website. The competition and winners are promoted through a variety of media outreach efforts, which provide participants and their collegiate institutions an opportunity for national exposure.

NOAA FY19 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program (link) – Applications Due December 17, 2018 – Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000) and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.

NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence at FDA (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – Estimated program budget of $750,000, estimate of 5-10 awards, average award size and duration (varies with funding opportunity outlined in Section II. Program Description) are subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – OCTOBER 17

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Core Facility Support Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Early Translational Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Investigator-Initiated Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Collaborative Action Center – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

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 – FY Request for Applications (link) – Due October 22, 2018; February 25, 2019

DOD

CDMRP Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program Pre-Announcement (link) – Pre-Application is Required; Full Application Submission By Invitation Only – Maximum funding of $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs); If applying for the Therapeutic Relevance Option, the maximum funding is $1,250,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs); Maximum period of performance is 2 years

DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide (link) – Abstract Due July 18, 2019; Proposal Due August 30, 2019 - 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.

Fiscal Year 2018 – Fiscal Year 2022 (FY18-FY22) U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s (USAMRMC) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Extramural Medical Research (link) – Continuously Open through September 30, 2022 – The funding amount for this BAA is unspecified, and the number of awards is indeterminate and contingent upon funding availability. Selection of research projects is a highly competitive process and is based on the evaluation of the proposal/application’s technical merit, programmatic considerations, and the availability of funds.

2018 ERDC Broad Agency Announcement (link) – Pre-Proposals Due January 31, 2019

DOE

Advanced Systems Integration for Solar Technologies (link) – LOI Due November 14, 2018; Full Due December 7, 2018 – EERE anticipates making approximately 10 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $2 and $10 million.

ARPA-E Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely (BREAKERS) (link) – Full Due November 3, 2018 – ARPA-E may issue one, multiple, or no awards under this FOA. Awards may vary between $250,000 and $10 million.

DOI – Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Research and Development Office

Desalination and Water Purification Research Program for Fiscal Year 2019 Synopsis 1 (link) – Due December 13, 2018, 4:00 p.m. MST – Funding Group I: Laboratory Scale projects. Up to $150,000 per applicant Funding Group II: Pilot Scale projects. Up to $200,000 per applicant per year, for a total of up to $400,000 over two years

IARPA

Prize Challenges – Open Cross-language Information Retrieval (CLIR) Challenge (link) – Registration Deadline: November 30, 2018; Algorithm Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019 – Win prizes from a total prize purse of $30,000

NIH

Advancing Imaging, Device Production, and Clinical Capabilities in Digital Dentistry (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (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.

Advancing Imaging, Device Production, and Clinical Capabilities in Digital Dentistry (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (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.

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.

NSF

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2019 (EFRI-2019) (link) – LOI Due November 29, 2018; Prelim Due January 7, 2019; Full Due April 25, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 15 (4-year awards); Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000

Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers (ERC) – Convergent Research and Innovation through Inclusive Partnerships and Workforce Development (link) – LOI Due November 30, 2018; Prelim Due January 16, 2019; Full Due July 12, 2019 – $14,000,000 to support the first year for up to four newly funded ERCs

Dear Colleague Letter: Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI) Opportunities (link)

Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF) (link) – Full Due January 15, 2019 – Approximately 12 Track I awards of up to $750,000 per award with durations up to 4 years per award and 10 Track II awards of up to $100,000 per award with durations up to 18 months per award are anticipated, subject to availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – CORE and TTP proposals may be submitted in one of the following project size classes: Small projects: up to $500,000 in total budget, with durations of up to three years; Medium projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 in total budget, with durations of up to four years; EDU proposals are limited to $500,000 in total budget, with durations of up to three years.

Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime (with a cognizant NSF Program Officer’s invitation) – Estimated Number of Awards: 255; Estimated program budget, and number of awards are subject to the availability of funds. Anticipated Funding Amount: $12,750,000; the anticipated funding amount is $12.75 million per year, pending availability of funds.

ECCS Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7607

ECCS Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-1517

ECCS Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7564

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 total funds available for this program, pending availability of appropriations.

UE Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce (AD) (link) – Full Due April 2, 2018-January 16, 2019 – PD 18-1998

CMMI Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 19-7569

Varian Medical Systems

Request for Proposals: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Radiation Oncology (link) – Due November 1, 2018 – While there is no specified limit on requested funds, awards could range from $25,000 to $500,000.

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE Request for Information (RFI): Understanding Catalyst Production and Development Needs at National Laboratories (link) – Responses Due October 22, 2018

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

RAND Corporation 2019 Graduate Student Summer Associate Program (link) – Applications accepted October 15, 2018 through December 4, 2018 – Students receive bi-weekly compensation for the hours that they work. Compensation is competitive with other research fellowships.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Cyber Toaster Internship (link) – Application Due January 18, 2019 – A paid 10-week summer internship program to prepare students for careers in cyber security

The Hydrographic Society of America THOSA National Scholarship (link) – Scholarship deadline is November 15, 2018 – For 2018-2019 academic year; awards are expected to be at least: 2 year program: $3,000; 4 year program: $4,000; Graduate program: $3,500

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – OCTOBER 10

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Core Facility Support Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Early Translational Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Investigator-Initiated Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Collaborative Action Center – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

DOD

DARPA Program Announcement for Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) (link) – Due July 20, 2019 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under each AIE Opportunity issued under DARPA-PA-18-02 will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Office-Wide (link) – This announcement will remain open for one (1) year from the date of publication, or until replaced by a successor BAA. Proposals may be submitted at any time during this period. – Multiple awards are anticipated. The level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation have not been predetermined and will depend on the quality of the white papers received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Biological Technologies (link) – Proposal Abstracts and Full Proposals will be submitted on a rolling basis until April 25, 2019 – 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.

Broad Agency Announcement for the Army Rapid Capabilities Office (link) – Due March 23, 2023; Open continuously for the next 5 years – In anticipation, but not limited to, three to twelve month period of performance awards, with dollar amounts ranging from $500,000 to $2,000,000 may be expected.

DTRA Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (link) –Due September 30, 2019 – Grants resulting from submissions to Thrust Areas 1-7, including topics associated with these thrust areas, may range from small dollar value (e.g., $25K) up to $1M annually (total, including both direct and indirect costs) depending on the nature and the scope of work.

DOE

Investigations and Novel Approaches in Isotope Science and Production at U.S. Universities (link) – Due November 30, 2018 – Research Grant Awards are expected to be made for a period of two years at a funding level appropriate for the proposed scope, with out-year support contingent on the availability of funds and satisfactory progress. Total funding up to $1,500,000 annually is expected to be available to support activities under FOA, subject to appropriation of funds.

Collegiate Wind Competition (link) – Due November 30, 2018 – NREL will award 10-12 subcontracts based on the following. All Statement of Work (SOW) requirements being met with the best combination of: Technical factors (based on qualitative merit criteria); Evaluated price.

Fiscal Year 2019 Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (link) – Due November 15, 2018 – University Research Reactor Upgrades Infrastructure Support: approximately $2.5 million in awards in response to this FOA area; University General Scientific Infrastructure Support: approximately $2.5 million in awards for this FOA area.

The Getty Foundation

Library Research Grants (link) – Application Due October 15, 2018 – Library Research Grants are intended to provide partial support for costs relating to travel, lodging, and living expenses. Housing is not provided. In general, grants are awarded as follows depending upon the distance traveled: Within California (must be more than 80 miles away from GRI): $800; North America, including Canada and Mexico: $1,500; International outside of North America: $3,000. The research period may range from several days to a maximum of three months.

NIH

NLM Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (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 limited to $250,000 per year in direct costs and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Wearable Alcohol Biosensors (STTR) (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.

Wearable Alcohol Biosensors (SBIR) (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.

NSF

Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) (link) – LOI Due December 21, 2018; Full Due February 28, 2019 - Estimated Number of Awards: 7 to 9; Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,000,000 to $6,000,000

Joint DMS/NLM Initiative on Generalizable Data Science Methods for Biomedical Research (DMS/NLM) (link) – Due January 2 - January 16, 2019 – Approximately 8 to 10 Awards from this competition may be made by either NSF or NIH at the option of the agencies, not the grantee. The number of awards will depend on the availability of funds and quality of proposals received. Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000 per year for new applications ($2,000,000 from NSF, $2,000,000 from NIH), subject to availability of funds and receipt of proposals of adequate quality. Award sizes are expected to range from $200,000 to $300,000 (total costs) per year with durations of up to 3 years.

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF ENG, GEO, and SBE Directorates Accepting Proposals for Research Related to the 2018 Hurricane Season (link)

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) December 2018 Submission (link) – Full Due December 4, 2018 – Estimated Number of Awards: 150 (pending the availability of funds); Anticipated Funding Amount: $33,750,000. For SBIR Phase I pending the availability of funds.

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) December 2018 Submission (link) – Full Due December 4, 2018 – Estimated Number of Awards: 40; Anticipated Funding Amount: $9,000,000. For STTR Phase I pending the availability of funds.

Crosscutting Activities in Materials Research (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7222

CMMI Advanced Manufacturing (AM) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime –
PD 19-008Y

ECCS Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN) (link) – Full Proposal Accepted Anytime – PD 18-7607

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Innovations Crossroads Cohort 3 (link) – Applications Open September 6 - October 29, 2018 – A two-year fellowship includes a personal living stipend of up to $90,000/year depending on education and experience, along with health insurance and travel allowance.

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE Request for Information (RFI): Understanding Catalyst Production and Development Needs at National Laboratories (link) – Responses Due October 22, 2018

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due December 13, 2018; April 15, 2019 - The NIH Blueprint intends to commit $1,000,000 in FY2019 to fund approximately 20 awards. Award Budget: For the F99 phase award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance, as described below. For the K00 phase, award budgets are composed of salaries and fringe benefits, research and career development support, and indirect costs.

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) – Fall 2019 Release (link) – Phase A Due November 1, 2018; Letters of Recommendation Due November 5, 2018; Phase B proposals due from universities on behalf of NSTRF – Successful NSTRF proposals result in grant awards. The maximum amount of an NSTRF grant issued as a result of this solicitation is $80,000 per year. Open to students pursuing (or planning to pursue) master’s or doctoral degrees relevant to space technology.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program (link) – Applications Due November 15, 2018 – Each awardee is eligible to receive the following benefits: Living Stipend and Inbound and Outbound Transportation.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – OCTOBER 3

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Core Facility Support Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Early Translational Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Investigator-Initiated Research Awards – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

Limited Submission Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Collaborative Action Center – Email of Intent Due November 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due November 7, 2018

DOC

FY2019 Office of Weather and Air Quality Research Programs (link) – LOIs and Full Proposals Due at Different Times Depending on the Topic (Please see funding announcement) – There will be eight grant competitions from this notification valued at approximately $16,200,000.

NOAA FY 2018-2020 – Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Announcement Type: Initial (link) – Due September 30, 2020 – There are no funds specifically appropriated by Congress for this BAA.  Funding for potential projects in this notice is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2018, Fiscal Year 2019, and Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations.

DOD

DARPA Artificial Intelligence Research Associate (AIRA) (link) – Due October 29, 2018 – The combined Phase I Base and Phase II Option efforts for this DO shall not exceed 18 months. Base Phase I award value shall not exceed $500,000, and the total combined award is limited to $1,000,000.

DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Office-Wide (link) – Abstracts may be submitted on a rolling basis until 1:00 p.m. on May 26, 2020; Proposals Due June 26, 2020 – Multiple awards are anticipated.

USAFA Surface Modified Metal Nanoparticles for Compatibilization into Fluoropolymer Based Composites (link) – White Papers Due October 27, 2018; Potential offerors are requested to advise the Grants/Agreements point of contact (by e-mail) if they intend to submit a proposal after receiving a formal request for proposal. – Anticipated funding for this CALL is $216,000.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Funding Opportunities (link) – Lupus Research Program – Due Dates and Awards Vary for Each Mechanism

DARPA Polyplexus Pilot 2 (link) – Final Abstract Due August 14, 2109; Final Full Due September 3, 2019 – Approximately 10 awards at the $100,000 level are anticipated throughout the duration of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA); however, the level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the scope and quality of the proposals received, as well as the availability of funds.

AFWERX Challenge (link) – The AFWERX Challenge is where you are able to submit your ideas and see and vote on other people’s ideas. These ideas will then be reviewed by AFWERX and the winning selections will be eligible to be given a military contract.

United States Special Operations Command Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Extramural Biomedical Research and Development (link) – It is continuously open for a 5-year period, from 1 August 2018 closing 31 July 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. – The Anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance will not exceed $3 Million annually. The number of awards is indeterminate and contingent upon funding availability.

Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) Broad Agency Announcement for FY18 (link) – Full Due October 31, 2018 – Awards made from this BAA plan to be approximately $150,000.

Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (link) – This announcement remains open until superseded. We review and evaluate proposals as they are received. You may submit proposals at any time; however, some specific topic instructions may recommend submission by specific dates that align with funding expectations. – Approximately $300 million is anticipated to be available for support of actions awarded under this announcement, subject to availability of funds. Research proposals funded between $200,000 and $400,000 per year are encouraged. Most of our awards are three (3) years in duration. Awards may be proposed for not more than five (5) years.

DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-Wide (link) – Executive Summary Due April 8, 2019; Abstract Due May 6, 2019; Full Due June 11, 2019 – Multiple awards are anticipated; however, the level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the scope and quality of the proposals received, as well as the availability of funds.

DARPA Disruptive Capabilities for Future Warfare (link) – Full Due June 11, 2019 – 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. 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.

NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Research Synopsis 3 (link) – Due May 9, 2019 – 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.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program (NARP) (link) – White papers will be accepted on a continuous, rolling basis and may be submitted at any time before 11:59 p.m. EDT on 31 September 2021.  Proposals, if requested, may be submitted at any time until the closing date of 31 December 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. – NURI awards are expected to have not more than a 24-month base period and a value of up to $400,000, with up to three one-year options valued at up to $200,000 per option year. NIP award grants are expected to have a 24-month base period valued up to $200,000, with up to one-year option valued at $100,000. NRCF grants are normally less than $30,000 per event based on merit. 

AFRL Research Options for Space Enterprise Technologies (ROSET) (link) – This 5 year Closed BAA approach allows for submittals at a specified date and time, which will be posted through the issuance of CALLs at various times against this BAA. Periodically over the 5-year period (calculated from the baseline BAA publication date), CALLs under the BAA will be issued in FedBizOpps to request white papers and/or proposals for specific research efforts as requirements within the technical areas are identified. – Anticipated Funding: FY18-FY25: Ranges from $51.5M to $66.1M

DOE

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) Chain Reactions Innovations (link) – Applications will close October 31, 2018, and selected fellows will begin in May 2019.

NASA

2019 Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge (link) – Notice of Intent Due October 5, 2018; Written and video proposals are due on January 6, 2019. Five (5) finalist teams will be invited to continue developing their concepts and prototypes, which they will present to NASA and industry judges at the 2019 BIG Idea Forum, to be held April 9-10, 2019 at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. – Each of the 5 finalist teams will receive a $6,000 stipend to facilitate full participation in the Forum. NASA is setting aside up to 5 summer internships for eligible students on teams that advance to the BIG Idea Forum. Selections will be merit-based. 

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) – 2018 Omnibus Opportunity (link) – Proposals Due September 5, 2018 through September 5, 2019 – 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) and will be made as grants. The funds available for awards in each research opportunity offered in this NRA range from less than one million to several million dollars. (Details of the solicited research opportunities are given in the HERO appendices of this NRA, and it is anticipated that several response area appendices will be issued throughout this year as needed. All appendices will use a two-step solicitation process requiring that a compliant and relevant Step-1 proposal be submitted in order to be considered to be invited to submit a Step-2 proposal.)

NIH

Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Device Development for Mental Health Applications (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Full Due November 26, 2018 – 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.

Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Device Development for Mental Health Applications (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Full Due November 26, 2018 – 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.

Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in Mobile and Wireless Health Technology and Data Analytics: Cross-Training at the intersection of Behavioral and Social Sciences and STEM Disciplines (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Due July 12, 2019 – Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses as described in the solicitation. The total project period may not exceed 2 years.

NHLBI Career Transition Award for Intramural Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Trainees (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Standard Due Dates: February 12, June 12, October 12 – The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses, as described in the solicitation.

NSF

Understanding the Rules of Life: Building a Synthetic Cell – An Ideas Lab Activity (link) – Prelim Due December 28, 2018; Full Due May 13, 2019 – Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 6; Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000; Subject to the availability of funds

Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics (link) – Full Due February 1, 2019 – The URoL:Epigenetics Program offers two submission tracks: Track 1 – for projects with a total budget of up to $500,000 and an award duration of up to 3 years, and Track 2 – for projects with a total budget of up to $3,000,000 and award duration of up to 5 years.

Dear Colleague Letter: Enabling Early-Stage Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Socio-Technical Interdisciplinary Collaborations (link) – Proposals Due December 12, 2018

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) – Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function (link) – Full Due November 27, 2018 (Deadline for FY 2019 competition) – Estimated Number of Awards: 15 to 25 per year; Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 per year, subject to availability of funds

DBI Cyberinfrastructure for Biological Research (CIBR) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-1165

DBI Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research (IIBR) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-595

DBI Advances in Biological Informatics (ICB) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 18-594

Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC): Research Core Program (link) – Due November 1 - November 15, 2018 (Small Projects) – Estimated Number of Awards: 10 to 15 awards will be made each year; Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $7,500,000 per year, dependent upon the availability of funds.

Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS) (link) – Due October 1 - October 18, 2018 – Up to $5,000,000 per year for new applications (up to $2,000,000 from NSF and up to $3,000,000 from NIGMS), subject to availability of funds and receipt of meritorious proposals. Awards for high-risk, high-reward exploratory projects, or those from new teams of collaborators, are expected to range from $100,000 to $200,000 (total costs) per year for 3 years. Awards for projects of larger scope from well-established teams are expected to range from $200,000 to $400,000 (total costs) per year with durations of 3-4 years. Proposers are strongly discouraged from requesting larger budgets than are necessary for the activities being proposed.

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs (link) – Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 1, 2018 - November 15, 2018 for SMALL projects; September 9, 2019 - September 16, 2019 for MEDIUM projects; October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019 for SMALL projects – Small Projects: up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; and Medium Projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years.

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs (link) – Due November 01, 2018 - November 15, 2018 for SMALL projects; September 09, 2019 - September 16, 2019 for MEDIUM projects; September 18, 2019 - September 25, 2019 for LARGE projects; October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019 for SMALL projects – Small Projects: up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects: $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs (link) – Due November 01, 2018 - November 15, 2018 for SMALL Projects; September 09, 2019 - September 16, 2019 for MEDIUM Projects; September 18, 2019 - September 25, 2019 for LARGE Projects; October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019 for SMALL Projects – Small Projects: up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects: $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE Request for Information on H2@Scale (Hydrogen at Scale): Determining Opportunities to Facilitate Wide-scale Hydrogen Adoption for Energy Security and Economic Growth (link) – Responses Due October 31, 2018

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

IEEE Outstanding Chapter Award (link) – Due December 15, 2018 – The award consists of an Outstanding Chapters Award certificate (one for the winning professional section chapter and one for the winning student branch chapter), and a US $1,000 cash prize to be used to sponsor chapter activities.

NASA 2019 Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge (link) – Notice of Intent Due October 5, 2018; Written and video proposals are due on January 6, 2019. Five (5) finalist teams will be invited to continue developing their concepts and prototypes, which they will present to NASA and industry judges at the 2019 BIG Idea Forum, to be held April 9-10, 2019 at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. – Each of the 5 finalist teams will receive a $6,000 stipend to facilitate full participation in the Forum. NASA is setting aside up to 5 summer internships for eligible students on teams that advance to the BIG Idea Forum. Selections will be merit-based.

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