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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 – AUGUST 15

Limited Submission Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award – Email of Intent Due August 22, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 24, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due September 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due September 14, 2018

DOD

DARPA Young Faculty Award (link) – Executive Summary Due September 10, 2018; Full Due November 13, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. Each award will include a 24-month base period (a maximum of $500,000) and a 12-month option period (a maximum of $500,000).

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 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. 

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 Amendment 7 (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

High Intensity Thermal Exchange Through Materials and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP) (link) – Concept Papers Due September 12, 2018; Full TBD – Approximately $25 million, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. ARPA-E may issue one, multiple, or no awards under this FOA. Awards may vary between $1 million and $10 million.

High Intensity Thermal Exchange Through Materials and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP) (SBIR/STTR) (link) – Concept Papers Due September 12, 2018; Full TBD – Approximately $10 million, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. ARPA-E may issue one, multiple, or no awards under this FOA. Awards may vary between $225,000 and $3.225 million.

Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped-Storage Hydropower (link) – Concept Papers Due September 28, 2018; Full Due November 30, 2018 – EERE expects to make approximately $9,000,000 of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making up to 14 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $500,000 to $1,250,000.

IARPA

Molecular Analyzer for Efficient Gas-phase Low-power INterrogation (MAEGLIN) Phase 2 (link) – Proposal Due September 10, 2018 (initial round); BAA Closing Date December 31, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA shall depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

Johnson & Johnson

Limited Submission WiSTEM2D Scholars Award (link) – Applications Open September 4 - September 25, 2018 – The Scholars Award is a three-year award in the gross amount of $150,000, which will be paid to the University (the “Recipient”) for the benefit of the Johnson & Johnson Scholar and her research, with the understanding that the Recipient will administer the funds. The Scholars Award will be paid in three (3) installments of U.S. $50,000 per year of the three-year scholarship period, payable in 2019, subject to compliance with the terms and conditions of the program’s Agreement. Note: The Scholars Program is open to non-tenured females who are in Associate or Assistant Professor / Lecturer or Senior Lecturer or global equivalent faculty positions at the time of application at an accredited academic university, institution or design school.

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.

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (DP1 - Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Due September 14, 2018. Research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigators research program or elsewhere. – NIH intends to commit approximately $8,000,000 in FY 2019 to fund approximately 7 awards. Awards will be for $700,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs. The project period is limited to five years.

NSF

Dear Colleague Letter: Revision of CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) Program (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing a Core Program within the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (link)

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

United States-Israel Binational Science FoundationCall for Proposals in a Joint NSF-BSF Program in Chemical Engineering and Energy (link) – Full Due October 20, 2018 to NSF – The US PI submission to the NSF MUST include the BIOGRAPHY (in the NSF format), BUDGET (in the BSF format) of the Israeli partner and a collaboration plan as part of the auxiliary material.

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

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

Army Request for Information: Leveraging Data within the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System to Identify Actionable Insights for the Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of TBI (link) – Responses Due September 15, 2018

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – AUGUST 8

Limited Submission NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due September 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due September 14, 2018

DOC

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.

Economic Development Association (EDA) FY 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies Program (Two competitions: 2018 i6 Challenge and 2018 Seed Fund Support Grant Competition) (link) – Due August 29, 2018 – 2018 i6 Challenge Grants: EDA plans to award approximately $16,000,000 under the 2018 i6 Challenge. The maximum Federal share of each i6 Challenge grant is $750,000. 2018 SFS Grants: EDA plans to award approximately $5,000,000 under the 2018 SFS Grant Competition. The maximum Federal share of each SFS Grant is $300,000.

NIST Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program (link) – Due August 27, 2018 – In FY 2018, NIST anticipates that up to approximately $3,000,000 may be available for NIST to fund new DR Research Grants Program projects. NIST anticipates funding five to fifteen awards in the range of $250,000 to $750,000 each with project performance periods of up to three (3) years, consistent with the multi-year funding policy (see Section II.2. of this NOFO).

DOD

DARPA Space Environment Exploitation (SEE) (link) – Abstract Due August 9, 2018; Full Due September 24, 2018 – 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.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: Transformative Solutions Incubator (TSI) (link) – Due August 31, 2018 – Available Funding for the NOFO: $1.3 M; Projected number of Awards: 5- ; Total Period of Performance: Up to 60 months

DARPA Learning with Less Labels (LwLL) (link) – Abstract Due August 21, 2018; Proposal Due October 2, 2018 – DARPA anticipates multiple awards under this solicitation.

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 31July 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.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Research Award (link) – Pre-application Due September 9, 2018; Invitation to Submit: November 9, 2018; Application Due January 2, 2019 – The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY18 AIMM Research Award will not exceed $350,000.

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.

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

Navy FY2019 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (link) – August 31, 2018 – Each proposal should be structured to have a two (2) year base period (a maximum of $500,000) with a possibility of an additional one (1) year option period (a maximum of $250,000).

DOD Reconstructive Transplant Concept Award (link) – Pre-Application Due October 3, 2018; Application Due October 24, 2018 – The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY18 RTRP Concept Award will not exceed $200,000.

DOD Reconstructive Transplant Qualitative Research Award (link) – Pre-Application Due August 15, 2018; Application Due October 24, 2018 – The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY18 RTRP Qualitative Research Award will not exceed $1M for Single Principal Investigator (PI) applications, and $1.5M for applications submitted under the Multiple PI Option.

DOD Reconstructive Transplant Investigator-Initiated Research Award (link) – Pre-Application Due August 15, 2018; Application Due October 24, 2018 – The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY18 RTRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award will not exceed $1M for Single Principal Investigator (PI) applications, and $1.5M for applications submitted under the Multiple PI Option.

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

American-Made Solar Prize (link) – Applications Due October 5, 2018 – The Ready! Set! Go! Contests will fast-track efforts to identify, develop, and test disruptive solutions to solar industry needs for a total of $3 million in cash prizes and up to $525,000 in vouchers which can be used at national laboratories and other voucher facilities to develop, test, and validate. Each stage will have a 90-day performance period when participants work to advance their solutions.

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Spill Impact Component Planning Grants Synopsis 8 (link) – Due September 30, 2018–The amount currently available is $48,977,572.60 or $9,795,514.52 per eligible entity.

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

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.

Novel Approaches for Characterizing Exposure and Response to Engineered Nanomaterials (R43 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due August 11, 2018; Application Due September 11, 2018 – NIEHS intends to commit $1M in FY 2019 to fund 4-5 awards.

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 Enabling Quantum Leap: Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering and Information (Q-AMASE-i) (link) – LOI Due September 17, 2018; Full Due November 5, 2018 - Estimated Number of Awards:1 to 5; Awards totaling $20,000,000 to $25,000,000 over a six year period are anticipated. The budget must be commensurate with the scope of the project and thoroughly justified in the proposal. Annual budget may not exceed $7,000,000 in any of the award years.

Dear Colleague Letter: Planning for New Signals in the Soils (SitS)-Themed NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRCs) (link)

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): September 24, 2018 - October 2, 2018 for MEDIUM projects; 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 September 24, 2018 - October 02, 2018 for LARGE projects; September 24, 2018 - October 02, 2018 for MEDIUM projects; 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) – September 24, 2018 - October 02, 2018 for LARGE Projects; September 24, 2018 - October 02, 2018 for MEDIUM Projects; 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.

University of York

Assuring Autonomy International Programme – Funding Call 2018 (link) – Due September 9, 2018 23.59 (GMT) – Awards of between £100,000 and £500,000 are available (smaller feasibility or larger projects will be considered if they help move the Programme towards its objectives).

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE Request for Information on Offshore Wind Energy R&D Facilities (link) – Responses Due September 14, 2018

DOE Request for Information: National Wind Technology Center Facility and Infrastructure Investments (link) – Responses Due August 27, 2018

DOE Request for Information: Understanding Catalyst Production and Development Needs at National Laboratories (link) – Responses Due September 14, 2018

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

Army Request for Information: AWG LIO Assessment (link) – Technology Submissions Due August 21, 2018

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

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. 

ExxonMobil Competition for Study Abroad Innovations (link) – Applications Due October 1, 2018 – The intent of the competition is to award approximately eleven (11) Innovation Fund grants of up to $25,000 to selected proposals.

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) IEEE Division Student Achievement Award (link) –Nomination Deadline September 15 – The award consists of a scroll and a $1,000 prize. One year after receiving the award, each recipient will be requested to submit to the Division Chair a written summary of the research accomplished during the year.

DOD Reconstructive Transplant Concept Award (link) – Pre-Application Due October 3, 2018; Application Due October 24, 2018 – The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY18 RTRP Concept Award will not exceed $200,000.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – AUGUST 1

Limited Submission The Greenwall Foundation Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics – Email of Intent Due August 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 8, 2018

Limited Submission NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due September 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due September 14, 2018

DOC

NIST Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program (link) – Due August 27, 2018 – In FY 2018, NIST anticipates that up to approximately $3,000,000 may be available for NIST to fund new DR Research Grants Program projects. NIST anticipates funding five to fifteen awards in the range of $250,000 to $750,000 each with project performance periods of up to three (3) years, consistent with the multi-year funding policy (see Section II.2. of this NOFO).

DOD

DARPA Atomic-Photonic Integration (link) – Abstract Due August 16, 2018; Proposal Due September 27, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

DARPA Short-Range Independent Microbiotic Platforms (SHRIMP) (link) – Abstract Due August 10, 2018; Proposal Due September 26, 2018 – DARPA anticipates $32M of total funding will be awarded across all technical areas, approximately partitioned as follows: $9-$12M for Technical Area 1 (TA1), three phases, 36 months, 6.1 funding; $4-$6M for Technical Area 2 (TA2), three phases, 36 months, 6.1 funding; $10-$14M for Technical Area 3 (TA 3), three phases, 36 months, 6.2 funding.

DARPA Adapting Cross-Domain Kill-webs (ACK) (link) – Abstract Due August 17, 2018; Proposal Due September 28, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated for Task 1 (Technology Development). A single Task 2 (Evaluation) performer is expected. Proposers that propose to Task 2 may not submit a proposal for Task 1. Phase 1 (18 months): $14.3 million; Phase 2 (18 months): $16.2 million; Phase 3 (12 months): $7.2 million

NMLC Research and Development of Operational and Undersea Medical Issues of Military Importance (link) – Due August 30, 2018 – The maximum allowable funding for the entire 60-month period of period is $14,870,000.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (link) – Vision Research Program – Due Dates and Awards Vary for Each Mechanism

FY2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) (formerly known as the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship [NSSEFF] program) (link) –White Papers Due August 17, 2018; Invited Proposals Due January 18, 2019 – It is anticipated that awards will be made in the form of grants to U.S. institutions of higher education (universities). It is anticipated that the maximum award will be $3 million per five years, with the actual amount contingent on availability of funds, the specific topic, and the scope of the proposed work.

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.

Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Synopsis 12 (Amendment 7) (link) – Continuously Open until September 2024 – Grants 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.

Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School (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.

Economic Development Administration

2018 Regional Innovation Strategies Program (link) – Due August 29, 2018 – 2018 i6 Challenge Grants: EDA plans to award approximately $16,000,000 under the 2018 i6 Challenge. The maximum Federal share of each i6 Challenge grant is $750,000; 2018 SFS Grants: EDA plans to award approximately $5,000,000 under the 2018 SFS Grant Competition. The maximum Federal share of each SFS Grant is $300,000.

IARPA

Mercury Challenge (link) – Registration and Algorithm Building Begins July 2, 2018; Scoring Begins August 1, 2018; Challenge Ends April 30, 2019 – Win prizes from a total prize purse of $100,000

NIH

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.

BRAIN Initiative: Development Optimization, and Validation of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research (STTR) (R41/R42 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (link) – 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.

BRAIN Initiative: Development Optimization, and Validation of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research (SBIR) (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – 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.

Investigator Initiated Research in Computational Genomics and Data Science (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due November 16, 2018 and July 16, 2019 – 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.

Investigator Initiated Research in Computational Genomics and Data Science (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due November 16, 2018 and July 16, 2019 The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 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.

Integration of Imaging and Fluid-Based Tumor Monitoring in Cancer Therapy (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 $499,999 (maximum) in direct costs per year and the requested amount in any year needs to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

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

New Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (link) – Due October 23, 2018 (CISE, Engineering, Materials Research) – Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.

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

DOE Request for Information: Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program III (PSAAP III) (link) – Submission deadline has been extended to August 3, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET due to technical issues with FedConnect and grants.gov websites. 

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

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 – JULY 25

Limited Submission The Greenwall Foundation Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics – Email of Intent Due August 1, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 8, 2018

Limited Submission NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due September 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due September 14, 2018

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members (link) – The application period is June 21, 2018 through June 20, 2019. – Award: Up to $2 million up to a period of five years.

Recruitment of Rising Stars (link) – The application period is June 21, 2018 through June 20, 2019. – Award: Up to $4 million over a period of five years.

Recruitment of Established Investigators (link) – The application period is June 21, 2018 through June 20, 2019. – Award: Up to $6 million over a period of five years.

DOD

DARPA Resilient Anonymous Communication for Everyone (RACE) (link) – Abstract Due August 14, 2018; Proposal Due September 18, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (link) – Neurofibromatosis Research Program, Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program, Breast Cancer Research Program, Gulf War Illness Research Program, Reconstructive Transplant Research Program – Due Dates and Awards Vary for Each Mechanism

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

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

DOE

Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy (link) – Concept Papers Due August 23, 2018; Full Due November 1, 2018 – EERE expects to make approximately $3.6M of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 5-7 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $700,000. EERE may issue awards in one or both of the following topic areas: Topic 1: Machine Learning for Geothermal Exploration: EERE may issue approximately 4-5 awards in this topic area, with an average award amount of $500,000. Topic 2: Advanced Analytics for Efficiency and Automation in Geothermal Operations: EERE may issue approximately 1-3 awards in this topic area, with an average award amount of $500,000.

ARPA-E Grid Optimization (GO) Competition: A Multi-Round Challenge to Revolutionize the American Grid – GO Competition Challenge 1 will begin in Fall 2018. You can learn more about the competition here.

      Support Grants for Participation in ARPA-E Grid Optimization (GO) Competition Challenge 1 (link) – Full Due September 7, 2018 – ARPA-E may issue one, multiple, or no awards under this FOA. ARPA-E will provide up to $250,000 per award.

Integrated University Program (IUP): Enabling Technologies and Innovation (ETI) & Monitoring, Technology and Verification (MTV) (link – Search FedConnect for DE-FOA-0001875) – Applications Due September 4, 2018 – Approximately $10 million a year is expected to be available for all awards under this announcement, contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds. DOE/NNSA may fund up to a total of $25 million for each award (estimated at two) under this FOA, contingent upon the availability of appropriate funds.

The Greenwall Foundation

Limited Submission Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics (link) – Letters of Intent Due October 1, 2018; Invited Full Proposals Due January 11, 2019 – The award supports 50 percent of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH salary cap, with 10 percent institutional costs for the salary and benefits. This funding is intended to ensure that at least 50 percent of the Scholar’s time is devoted to bioethics research. In addition, the Foundation provides $5,000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).

IARPA

Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms (FOFRA) Prize Challenge (link) – Registration Deadline: August 6, 2018 – The developers of the fusion methods with the greatest improvements in match accuracy will be eligible to win cash prizes from a total prize purse of $70,000. Prizes will be awarded in four categories: template- and score-level fusion applied to verification and identification, with extra awards to winners who opt to open-source their approaches.

NIH

Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Due October 10, 2018 and February 11, 2019 – Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses, as described below. Application budgets must not exceed $150,000 per year in direct costs. However, applications should reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

BRAIN Initiative: Standards to Define Experiments Related to the BRAIN Initiative (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due September 27, 2018 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $3 million to fund 2-3 awards. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due August 27, 2018; Application Due September 27, 2018 and March 7, 2019 – Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $4 million to fund 10 awards. Award Budget: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Due September 21, 2018 – NIH Common Fund intends to commit approximately $8 million dollars in FY 2018 and make approximately 7 awards, depending on the size and scope of the most meritorious awards.

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 - Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Due September 10, 2018 – Awards are multi-year funded with all funds disbursed in the first year of the award. Awards will be up to $1,500,000 in direct costs (the equivalent of $300,000 in Direct Costs each year for five years) plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs to be determined at the time of award.

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

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.

Advanced Technological Education (ATE) (link) – Full Due October 15, 2018 – Projects: Approximately 25-30 new awards, ranging from $75,000 to $200,000 per year and having a duration of up to three years (maximum budget not to exceed $600,000, including ATE-CN); Adaptation and Implementation: approximately 10-15 awards each totaling $300,000 to $400,000 typically spread over two to three years; Instrumentation Acquisition: approximately four awards each totaling $400,000 to $500,000 typically spread over two to three years. Small projects for institutions new to the ATE program: Approximately 12-20 awards for up to $300,000 (each) typically spread over three years. It is expected that the budget request will match the scope of the project. Centers: Funding will be $7.5 million spread over five years, with the possibility of a competitive renewal for $7.5 million over an additional five years. It is expected that 1-3 awards may be made each year; Resource Centers: funding will be $1.65 million spread over three years with the possibility of a competitive renewal for an additional three years. It is expected that one to two awards may be made each year; Planning Grants for Centers: one to two new awards for up to $70,000 (each) to develop well-formulated plans for a future center (see Section V.A ["Proposal Preparation"] for additional information). Targeted Research on Technician Education: up to 5 new awards, ranging from $150,000 total for up to two years to $800,000 total for up to three years.

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Integrated Photonics Utilizing AIM Photonics Capabilities (link)

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

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) (link) – Full Due August 8, 2018 – CISE expects to make 55 to 60 awards each year with the total funding to be up to $10,000,000 each year, subject to the availability of funds. Each award will be up to $175,000 for up to 24 months.

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) (link) – Full Due September 26, 2018 – Projects submitted to Tracks 1-2 (Track 1, modelling; Track 2, solutions) will request three to five years of support with a total budget less than or equal to $2,500,000 per project. Projects submitted to Track 3 (Track 3, RCN) will request four or five years of support with a total budget less than or equal to $750,000 per project.

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

MS Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CDS&E-MSS) (link) – Full Due September 1- 17, 2018 – PD 18-8069

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

MS Mathematical Biology (link) – Full Due August 20-September 5, 2018 – PD 18-7334

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

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

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

IEEE Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship (link) – Application Due September 30, 2018 – Over a dozen scholarships of $1,000 and up are available, for one academic year (approximately 9 months).

Fulbright 2019-2020 U.S. Student Program (link) – Due October 9, 2018 – Round-trip transportation to the host country; funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country; Accident & Sickness Health Benefits

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (link) – Applications Due October 3, 2018 – NGFP Fellows receive competitive salaries, benefits, and other incentives including: Annual salary: $52,000 ($62,000 for post-doctoral Fellows)

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – JULY 18

Limited Submission NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due September 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due September 14, 2018

DOD

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.

Collaborative Center for Aeronautical Sciences (link) – Due August 3, 2018 – Basic Effort: $3,000,000; Two Additional 2-year Research Periods: $1,200,000 each

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 Amendment 7 (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

Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts (link) – Concept Papers Due August 15, 2018; Full Due September 26, 2018 – EERE anticipates making approximately 6-8 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $1 million.

IARPA

Molecular Analyzer for Efficient Gas-phase Low-power Interrogation (MAEGLIN) Phase 2 (link) – Proposal Due September 10, 2018 (initial round); BAA Closing Date December 31, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA shall depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

NIH

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.

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (DP1 - Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Due September 14, 2018. Research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigators research program or elsewhere. – NIH intends to commit approximately $8,000,000 in FY 2019 to fund approximately 7 awards. Awards will be for $700,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs. The project period is limited to five years.

NSF

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

Dear Colleague Letter: Transforming the CMMI Advanced Manufacturing Core Programs to Revitalize the Nation's Strategic Industries (link)

Dear Colleague Letter (DCL): Removal of Deadlines for the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Program (link)

United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation Call for Proposals in a Joint NSF-BSF Program in Chemical Engineering and Energy (link) – Full Due October 20, 2018 to NSF – The US PI submission to the NSF MUST include the BIOGRAPHY (in the NSF format), BUDGET (in the BSF format) of the Israeli partner and a collaboration plan as part of the auxiliary material.

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

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

Facebook Request for Information: Non-invasive Optical Sensing of Fast Brain Activity – Responses Due July 31, 2018

Facebook Request for Information: Next-generation Computational Optical Tomography for Diffuse Optical Imaging – Responses Due September 15, 2018

DARPA Request for Information: Quantum Computing Applications with State of the Art Capabilities (link) – Responses Due August 10, 2018

DOE Request for Information (RFI): Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure (link) – Responses Due August 10, 2018

Army Request for Information: Leveraging Data within the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System to Identify Actionable Insights for the Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of TBI (link) – Responses Due September 15, 2018

DOE Request for Information: Marine and Hydrokinetic Metrics (link) – Reponses Due July 31, 2018

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

ORISE/ORNL 19th Annual ORISE/ORNL Graduate Student Recruitment Fair, August 9, 2018 (link) – Applications for US citizens Due July 26, 2018.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – JULY 11

Limited Submission NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due September 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due September 14, 2018

DOD

DARPA Disruption Opportunity Special Notice - The Physics of Artificial Intelligence (PAI) (link) – Due August 6, 2018 – The combined Phase I Base and Phase II Option efforts for this DO shall not exceed 18 months. Base Phase award value shall not exceed $500,000. The Phase II Option award value shall also not exceed $500,000, and the total combined award is limited to $1,000,000.

Navy FY2019 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (link) – August 31, 2018 – Each proposal should be structured to have a two (2) year base period (a maximum of $500,000) with a possibility of an additional one (1) year option period (a maximum of $250,000).

DOD Reconstructive Transplant Concept Award (link) – Pre-Application Due October 3, 2018; Application Due October 24, 2018 – The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY18 RTRP Concept Award will not exceed $200,000.

DOD Reconstructive Transplant Qualitative Research Award (link) – Pre-Application Due August 15, 2018; Application Due October 24, 2018 – The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY18 RTRP Qualitative Research Award will not exceed $1M for Single Principal Investigator (PI) applications, and $1.5M for applications submitted under the Multiple PI Option.

DOD Reconstructive Transplant Investigator-Initiated Research Award (link) – Pre-Application Due August 15, 2018; Application Due October 24, 2018 – The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY18 RTRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award will not exceed $1M for Single Principal Investigator (PI) applications, and $1.5M for applications submitted under the Multiple PI Option.

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 Preemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements (PREPARE) (link) – Abstract Due July 12, 2018; Full Due August 27, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

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

American-Made Solar Prize (link) – Applications Due October 5, 2018 – The Ready! Set! Go! Contests will fast-track efforts to identify, develop, and test disruptive solutions to solar industry needs for a total of $3 million in cash prizes and up to $525,000 in vouchers which can be used at national laboratories and other voucher facilities to develop, test, and validate. Each stage will have a 90-day performance period when participants work to advance their solutions.

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Spill Impact Component Planning Grants Synopsis 8 (link) –Due September 30, 2018–The amount currently available is $48,977,572.60 or $9,795,514.52 per eligible entity.

NIH

Novel Approaches for Characterizing Exposure and Response to Engineered Nanomaterials (R43 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due August 11, 2018; Application Due September 11, 2018 – NIEHS intends to commit $1M in FY 2019 to fund 4-5 awards.

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.

NINDS Research Education Opportunities (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due August 27, 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 limited to a maximum of $250,000 direct cost per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

NSF

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): September 24, 2018 - October 2, 2018 for MEDIUM projects; 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 September 24, 2018 - October 02, 2018 for LARGE projects; September 24, 2018 - October 02, 2018 for MEDIUM projects; 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) – September 24, 2018 - October 02, 2018 for LARGE Projects; September 24, 2018 - October 02, 2018 for MEDIUM Projects; 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

Army Request for Information: AWG LIO Assessment (link) – Technology Submissions Due August 21, 2018

DOE Request for Information: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technologies: Maritime Markets Report (link) – Deadline Extended: Responses Due July 31, 2018

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

ExxonMobil Competition for Study Abroad Innovations (link) – Applications Due October 1, 2018 – The intent of the competition is to award approximately eleven (11) Innovation Fund grants of up to $25,000 to selected proposals.

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) IEEE Division Student Achievement Award (link) –Nomination Deadline September 15 – The award consists of a scroll and a $1,000 prize. One year after receiving the award, each recipient will be requested to submit to the Division Chair a written summary of the research accomplished during the year.

DOD Reconstructive Transplant Concept Award (link) – Pre-Application Due October 3, 2018; Application Due October 24, 2018 – The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY18 RTRP Concept Award will not exceed $200,000.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – JULY 3

Limited Submission NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due September 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due September 14, 2018

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members (link) – The application period is June 21, 2018 through June 20, 2019. – Award: Up to $2 million up to a period of five years.

Recruitment of Rising Stars (link) – The application period is June 21, 2018 through June 20, 2019. – Award: Up to $4 million over a period of five years.

Recruitment of Established Investigators (link) – The application period is June 21, 2018 through June 20, 2019. – Award: Up to $6 million over a period of five years.

DOC

NIST Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program (link) – Due August 27, 2018 – In FY 2018, NIST anticipates that up to approximately $3,000,000 may be available for NIST to fund new DR Research Grants Program projects. NIST anticipates funding five to fifteen awards in the range of $250,000 to $750,000 each with project performance periods of up to three (3) years, consistent with the multi-year funding policy (see Section II.2. of this NOFO).

DOD

FY2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) (formerly known as the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship [NSSEFF] program) (link) –White Papers Due August 17, 2018; Invited Proposals Due January 18, 2019 – It is anticipated that awards will be made in the form of grants to U.S. institutions of higher education (universities). It is anticipated that the maximum award will be $3 million per five years, with the actual amount contingent on availability of funds, the specific topic, and the scope of the proposed work.

Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) Challenge Opportunity (link)  – Phase I: White Papers Due July 11, 2018; Phase II: July 30, 2018 - Austin Regional Semifinalists notified and invited to Tech Pitches, Week of 6 August - Austin xTechSearch panel, Venue: ARL South Campus, Austin, TX. Phase III: September 17, 2018 - Phase III finalists notified and invited to AUSA Annual Meeting, October 8-10, 2018 - Phase III: AUSA Innovators’ Corner, Washington, D.C. Phase IV: April 2019. Capstone Demonstration with Senior Army Leadership. – Prizes & Incentives: The total prize pool is $1.95M. Phase I: Concept White Paper, 125 winners, $1,000, Selection for Phase II; Phase II: xTechSearch Pitches, 25 winners, $5,000, Selection for Phase III; Phase III: Innovators’ Corner, 12 winners, $125,000, Selection for Phase IV; Phase IV: xTechSearch Capstone Demonstration, 1 winner, $200,000.

Global Health Engagement Research Initiative Call for White Papers (link) – White Papers Due August 1, 2018 – The maximum period of performance for any award will be three (3) years. Total budgeted costs (direct and indirect) for the entire period of performance should not exceed $950,000 per year, per award.

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.

Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Synopsis 12 (Amendment 7) (link) – Continuously Open until September 2024 – Grants 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.

Army/IARPA SuperCables (link) –Due July 24, 2018 - Anticipated awards will be made in the form of procurement contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements and are subject to the availability of appropriations. Proposals must have a 24-month duration. Funding for the second year will be contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.

Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School (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

Binational Industrial Research & Development (BIRD) Energy (A program for joint U.S.-Israel industrial research and development (R&D) in renewable and energy efficiency technologies) (link) – Executive Summary Due July 9, 2018; Final Proposal Due August 21, 2018 – BIRD Energy provides a maximum conditional grant of $1 million.

Economic Development Administration

2018 Regional Innovation Strategies Program (link) – Due August 29, 2018 – 2018 i6 Challenge Grants: EDA plans to award approximately $16,000,000 under the 2018 i6 Challenge. The maximum Federal share of each i6 Challenge grant is $750,000; 2018 SFS Grants: EDA plans to award approximately $5,000,000 under the 2018 SFS Grant Competition. The maximum Federal share of each SFS Grant is $300,000.

IARPA

Mercury Challenge (link) – Registration and Algorithm Building Begins July 2, 2018; Scoring Begins August 1, 2018; Challenge Ends April 30, 2019 – Win prizes from a total prize purse of $100,000

NIH

Investigator Initiated Research in Computational Genomics and Data Science (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due November 16, 2018 and July 16, 2019 – 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.

Investigator Initiated Research in Computational Genomics and Data Science (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due November 16, 2018 and July 16, 2019 The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Award Budget: Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 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.

Integration of Imaging and Fluid-Based Tumor Monitoring in Cancer Therapy (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 $499,999 (maximum) in direct costs per year and the requested amount in any year needs to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

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

NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I (link) – Due July 10, 2018 – Receive up to $225,000 in seed capital to conduct product Research and Development (R&D) over six to 12 months. During this period, your company will be immersed in the NSF network and you’ll receive training and mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and innovators. After you complete your Phase I award, you’re welcome to apply for a second-round investment of $750,000 over 24 months. During the course of that award, you can apply for supplements that may add up to another $500,000.

Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS) (link) – Full Due July 31, 2018 – Foundational projects are anticipated to range from $300,000 to $600,000 in total costs for up to three years. Integrative projects are anticipated to range from $500,000 to $1,000,000 in total costs for up to four years.

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

DOE Request for Information: Predictive Science Academic Allance Program III (PSAAP III) (link – Search DOE-FOA-0001955 on FedConnect) –Submission Deadline for Pre-Applications July 30, 2018 -

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

NIH BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Due August 1, 2018 - 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 below.

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Graduate Fellowship (link) – Due July 16, 2018 – The FHWA anticipates Federal funding up to a total amount of $3,000,000 may be made available for these Agreements, subject to the availability of funds.  Funding for each award can range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $35,500.

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 – JUNE 27

Limited Submission NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25) – Email of Intent Due June 29, 2018; Internal Proposal Due July 9, 2018

Limited Submission NIH NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) – Email of Intent Due June 29, 2018; Internal Proposal Due July 9, 2018

Limited Submission NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due September 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due September 14, 2018

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members (link) – The application period is June 21, 2018 through June 20, 2019. – Award: Up to $2 million up to a period of five years.

Recruitment of Rising Stars (link) – The application period is June 21, 2018 through June 20, 2019. – Award: Up to $4 million over a period of five years.

Recruitment of Established Investigators (link) – The application period is June 21, 2018 through June 20, 2019. – Award: Up to $6 million over a period of five years.

DOD

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (link) – Parkinson’s Research Program, Lung Cancer Research Program – Due Dates and Awards Vary for Each Mechanism

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

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

DOE

Integrated University Program (IUP): Enabling Technologies and Innovation (ETI) & Monitoring, Technology and Verification (MTV) (link – Search FedConnect for DE-FOA-0001875) – Applications Due September 4, 2018 – Approximately $10 million a year is expected to be available for all awards under this announcement, contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds. DOE/NNSA may fund up to a total of $25 million for each award (estimated at two) under this FOA, contingent upon the availability of appropriate funds.

The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Franco-American Fulbright Commission

Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award US Scholar Program (link) – American Applications Due August 1, 2018 – €6,500 per month if in Paris. If outside Paris, between €6,100 per month and €6,300 per month depending on location. Additional travel allowance of €1,200.

Fulbright Research Grants – Grand Est Regional Award (link), Nouvelle-Aquitane Regional Award (link), and Hauts-de-France Regional Award (link) (Grants lengths may vary depending on the regional award) – Applications Due August 1, 2018 – €2,400-€2,800 per month depending on the city of placement. There is no allocation for accompanying dependents. Applicants are responsible for finding their own housing, although some host institutions may facilitate the process. International travel allowance provided for grantee only. All research scholars receive a travel allowance of €1,200.

Fulbright-Paris Seine University Award (link) – Applications Due August 1, 2018 - €2,800 per month. There is no allocation for accompanying dependents. International travel allowance provided for grantee only. All research scholars receive a travel allowance of €1,200.

IARPA

Molecular Information Storage (MIST) (link) – Proposal Due July 16, 2018 – Multiple awards anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA shall depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms (FOFRA) Prize Challenge (link) – Registration Deadline: August 6, 2018 – The developers of the fusion methods with the greatest improvements in match accuracy will be eligible to win cash prizes from a total prize purse of $70,000. Prizes will be awarded in four categories: template- and score-level fusion applied to verification and identification, with extra awards to winners who opt to open-source their approaches.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

IET Innovation Awards – Manufacturing Technology and Emerging Technology Design (link) – Self-Nomination and Nomination Deadline: July 6, 2018 – Each of the winning innovations will be automatically entered into the IET and E&T Magazine Innovation of the Year 2018 for the chance to be crowned the best of the best.

NIH

NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Due September 21, 2018 – NIH Common Fund intends to commit approximately $8 million dollars in FY 2018 and make approximately 7 awards, depending on the size and scope of the most meritorious awards.

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 - Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Due September 10, 2018 – Awards are multi-year funded with all funds disbursed in the first year of the award. Awards will be up to $1,500,000 in direct costs (the equivalent of $300,000 in Direct Costs each year for five years) plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs to be determined at the time of award.

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

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

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) (link) – Full Due August 8, 2018 – CISE expects to make 55 to 60 awards each year with the total funding to be up to $10,000,000 each year, subject to the availability of funds. Each award will be up to $175,000 for up to 24 months.

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) (link) – Full Due September 26, 2018 – Projects submitted to Tracks 1-2 (Track 1, modelling; Track 2, solutions) will request three to five years of support with a total budget less than or equal to $2,500,000 per project. Projects submitted to Track 3 (Track 3, RCN) will request four or five years of support with a total budget less than or equal to $750,000 per project.

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

MS Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CDS&E-MSS) (link) – Full Due September 1- 17, 2018 – PD 18-8069

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

MS Mathematical Biology (link) – Full Due August 20-September 5, 2018 – PD 18-7334

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

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

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE Notice of Intent: Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower (link)

DOE Notice of Intent: Energy-Water Desalination Hub (link)

DOE Notice of Intent: Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Improve Environmental Performance (link)

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (link) – Proposals Due July 31, 2018 – 2 years of salary plus medical (but not fringe benefits, ~$785/year at salary rate they fund) plus travel.

Fulbright 2019-2020 U.S. Student Program (link) – Due October 9, 2018 – Round-trip transportation to the host country; funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country; Accident & Sickness Health Benefits

Fulbright Research Grants – Grand Est Regional Award (link), Nouvelle-Aquitane Regional Award (link), and Hauts-de-France Regional Award (link) (Grants lengths may vary depending on the regional award) – Applications Due August 1, 2018 – €2,400-€2,800 per month depending on the city of placement. There is no allocation for accompanying dependents. Applicants are responsible for finding their own housing, although some host institutions may facilitate the process. International travel allowance provided for grantee only. All research scholars receive a travel allowance of €1,200.

Fulbright-Paris Seine University Award (link) – Applications Due August 1, 2018 - €2,800 per month. There is no allocation for accompanying dependents. International travel allowance provided for grantee only. All research scholars receive a travel allowance of €1,200.

IEEE The Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award (link) – Nomination Deadline: July 15, 2018 – $1,500

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards – Manufacturing Technology and Emerging Technology Design (link) – Self-Nomination and Nomination Deadline: July 6, 2018 – Each of the winning innovations will be automatically entered into the IET and E&T Magazine Innovation of the Year 2018 for the chance to be crowned the best of the best.

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (link) – Applications Due October 3, 2018 – NGFP Fellows receive competitive salaries, benefits, and other incentives including: Annual salary: $52,000 ($62,000 for post-doctoral Fellows)

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – JUNE 20

Limited Submission Kinship Foundation Searle Scholars Program – Email of Intent Due June 20, 2018; Internal Proposal Due June 27, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites – Email of Intent Due June 21, 2018; Internal Proposal Due June 28, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) – Email of Intent Due June 21, 2018; Internal Proposal Due June 28, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) – Email of Intent Due June 29, 2018; Internal Proposal Due July 9, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25) – Email of Intent Due June 29, 2018; Internal Proposal Due July 9, 2018

Limited Submission NIH NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) – Email of Intent Due June 29, 2018; Internal Proposal Due July 9, 2018

Limited Submission NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due September 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due September 14, 2018

Ant Financial Services Group

Ant Financial AI Competition, The First Fintech Competition (link) – Registration Ends July 8, 2018 – First prize: One team, RMB 300,000 /team; Second prize: One team, RMB 200,000/team; Third prize: One team, RMB 100,000/team – Topics include: Risk ControlBrain: Payment Risk Detection, and Financial Brain: Financial Intelligence NLP Service. Contact: atec_dc@service.alipay.com

DOD

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.

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE: Design of High Electrical Strength Materials (link) – White Papers Due July 13, 2018; Full Due August 13, 2018 – AFOSR will provide the COE up to $1,000,000 per year for a maximum of five years.

Collaborative Center for Aeronautical Sciences (link) – Due August 3, 2018 – Basic Effort: $3,000,000; Two Additional 2-year Research Periods: $1,200,000 each

Army Signal Classification Challenge (link) – Submission Dates: April 30-July 30, 2018; Judging Dates: Jul 06, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018 – A total of $150,000 will be awarded during the challenge, with the winner receiving $100,000, second place receiving $30,000, and third place receiving $20,000.

AFOSR CENTER OF EXCELLENCE: Assured Autonomy in Contested Environments (link) – White Papers Due June 27, 2018; Full Due August 22, 2018 – The total anticipated amount for the award is $6M. Each year of the resulting grant is anticipated to be funded at $1M each.

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.

Bilateral Academic Research Initiative (BARI) Pilot Program (link) – Due July 6, 2018 – Award Ceiling: $3,000,000; Award Floor: $1,000,000

Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (link) – White Paper Due June 29, 2018; Application Due October 16, 2018 – The total amount of funding for the five years available for grants resulting from this MURI FOA is estimated to be approximately $170 million dollars pending out-year appropriations. MURI awards are contingent on availability of funds, the specific topic, and the scope of the proposed work. Typical annual funding per grant is in the $1.25M to $1.5M range. (ONR Announcement # N00014-18-S-F006; ARO Announcement # W911NF18S0003; AFOSR Announcement # FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2018-0001)

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 Amendment 6 (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.

NASA

Space Technology Research Institutes (STRI) (link)

NIH

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.

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (DP1 - Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – Due September 14, 2018. Research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigators research program or elsewhere. – NIH intends to commit approximately $8,000,000 in FY 2019 to fund approximately 7 awards. Awards will be for $700,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs. The project period is limited to five years.

NSF

United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation Call for Proposals in a Joint NSF-BSF Program in Chemical Engineering and Energy (link) – Full Due October 20, 2018 to NSF – The US PI submission to the NSF MUST include the BIOGRAPHY (in the NSF format), BUDGET (in the BSF format) of the Israeli partner and a collaboration plan as part of the auxiliary material.

Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN) (link) – Full Due October 1-November 1, 2018; Supplemental Due April 2, 2018 – PD 18-7607

USDA

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Agricultural Systems (link) – Letter of Intent Due June 27, 2018, Full Proposal Due October 10, 2018 –Total Program Funding: $80,000,000. Maximum Award: $10,000,000.

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE Request for Information (RFI): Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure (link) – Responses Due August 10, 2018

Army Request for Information: Leveraging Data within the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System to Identify Actionable Insights for the Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of TBI (link) – Responses Due September 15, 2018

DOE Request for Information: Marine and Hydrokinetic Metrics (link) – Reponses Due July 31, 2018

AFRL Request for Information Abstracts: For Robust and Secure Machine Learning (ML) (link) – Responses Due June 30, 2018

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

IEEE Foundation Grants Program (link) – Due July 13, 2018 – Grants will be awarded for projects requesting funding between US$5,000 and US$100,000.

ORISE/ORNL 19th Annual ORISE/ORNL Graduate Student Recruitment Fair, August 9, 2018 (link) – Applications for US citizens Due July 26, 2018. 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – JUNE 13

Limited Submission Kinship Foundation Searle Scholars Program – Email of Intent Due June 20, 2018; Internal Proposal Due June 27, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites – Email of Intent Due June 21, 2018; Internal Proposal Due June 28, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) – Email of Intent Due June 21, 2018; Internal Proposal Due June 28, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) – Email of Intent Due June 29, 2018; Internal Proposal Due July 9, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25) – Email of Intent Due June 29, 2018; Internal Proposal Due July 9, 2018

Limited Submission NIH NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) – Email of Intent Due June 29, 2018; Internal Proposal Due July 9, 2018

Limited Submission NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due September 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due September 14, 2018

DOD

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 PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements (PREPARE) (link) – Abstract Due July 12, 2018; Full Due August 27, 2018 – Multiple awards are anticipated. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

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.

NSWC-CRANE Time Varying Nuclear Decay Parameters (link) – Full Due July 7, 2018 – Period of Performance: Approx. 12 months; Estimated Award: $180,000

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (link) – Kidney Cancer Research Program, Epilepsy Research Program, Lupus Research Program – Due Dates and Awards Vary for Each Mechanism

FY18 Acquisition Research Program (link) –White Papers Due July 5, 2018; Invited Full Due September 5, 2018 – The Government anticipates making multiple awards up to $120,000 each for a basic research period of twelve (12) months.

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. 

Fiscal Year 2019 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) (link) – Due July 6, 2018 – Award Ceiling: $1,500,000; Award Floor: $50,000

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

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

DOE

American-Made Solar Prize (link) – Applications Due October 5, 2018 – The Ready! Set! Go! Contests will fast-track efforts to identify, develop, and test disruptive solutions to solar industry needs for a total of $3 million in cash prizes and up to $525,000 in vouchers which can be used at national laboratories and other voucher facilities to develop, test, and validate. Each stage will have a 90-day performance period when participants work to advance their solutions.

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Spill Impact Component Planning Grants Synopsis 8 (link) –Due September 30, 2018–The amount currently available is $48,977,572.60 or $9,795,514.52 per eligible entity.

NASA

ROSES 2018: Terrestrial Ecology: Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment – Phase 2 (A.4) (link) – NOI Due June 18, 2018; Proposals Due September 7, 2018 – Expected Program Budget: ~$4.2 5M/year for three years (spanning 2019-2022); Expected Number of Awards: 16 to 20 (including one or two SIF studies)

ROSES 2018: Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis Program (C.24) (link) – NOI Due June 22, 2018; Proposals Sue August 21, 2018 – Expected Program Budget for First Year of New Awards: ~$3.5M; Number of New Awards Pending Adequate Proposals of Merit: ~1-15, depending on sizes of proposed consortia.

ROSES 2018: Planetary Major Equipment and Facilities (link) – Due July 17, 2018 – Expected Annual Program Budget: Approximately, $2,000,000, but may be supplemented by target programs; 5-9 new awards.

ROSES 2018: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences – 2018 (link) – Closes April 29, 2019 – NASA may support an award as outlined in the proposal budget, or may offer to fund only selected tasks, or all tasks for a shorter duration (e.g., a one-year pilot study), or a combination. Awards may depend on acceptable revised versions of budgets, statements of work, data management plans, or other elements of proposals described in ROSES or in the NASA Guidebook for Proposers. (See Tables 2 and 3 for a list of topics and due dates.)

NIH

NIOSH Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01) (link) – New Applications Due July 6, 2018 – Estimated total funding (direct and indirect costs) available for new awards during each year of this FOA is $2M.

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.

NINDS Research Education Opportunities (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – LOI Due 30 Days Prior to Application; Application Due August 27, 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 limited to a maximum of $250,000 direct cost per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Novel Nucleic Acid Sequencing Technology Development (R21 link; R01 link; R43/44 link) – Due Sept. 10, 2018 – Expected Annual Program Budget: Approximately, $3,500,000, award ceiling $200,000 (R21), $700,000 (R01).

NSF

Dear Colleague Letter: Removal of Deadlines for the Core Programs in the Directorate for Engineering (link)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) NSF 18-082: Removal of Deadlines for Core Programs in the Directorate for Engineering (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings (DREAM-B) (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: The Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) in the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a nationwide search to fill a Program Director position for the Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) Program (link)

Dear Colleague Letter: STEM Education for the Future (link)

Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP) (link) – Due September 1, 2018 - October 1, 2018 – Approximately $150,000,000, pending availability of funds. Average award size varies among programs but averages $150,000 per year for three years ($450,000 total). For specific information, PIs may consult the individual program or use the NSF award search engine to search for awards by program or Program Officer. – All proposals to: Chemical Catalysis (CAT); Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms-A (CSDM-A); Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms-B (CSDM-B); Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (CTMC); and Chemical Synthesis (SYN)

CMMI Advanced Manufacturing (AM) (link) –Full Proposal Accepted Anytime, effective August 15, 2018 – PD 19-8092

CMMI Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (BMMB) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 19-7479

CMMIEngineering for Civil Infrastructure (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 19-073Y

CMMI Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (HDBE) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 19-1638

CMMI Engineering Design and System Engineering (EDSE) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 19-072Y

CMMI Operations Engineering (OE) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 19-006Y

CMMI Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 19-058Y

CMMI Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MOMS) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 19-1630

CMMI Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) (link) – Full Proposals Accepted Anytime – PD 19-1631

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

Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Phase I Awards and Phase II Center Renewal (link) – Due October 10, 2018; NSF anticipates making three new Phase I awards (each up to $1,800,000 for 3 years) and up to one renewal Phase II award (up to $4,000,000 per year for 5 years). Anticipated Funding Amount: $9,400,000

Smart and Connected Health (SCH) (link) – Full Due December 11, 2018; Estimated 8 - 16 awards per year; Anticipated FY2018 funding: $11,000,000 to $20,000,000

Requests for Information/Notices of Intent

DOE Request for Information: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technologies: Maritime Markets Report (link) – Deadline Extended: Responses Due July 31, 2018

Upcoming Requests for Information

NNSA Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program III – The NNSA expects to release an RFI for PSAAP III by the end of the month.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – JUNE 6

Limited Submission W.M. Keck Foundation Undergraduate Education Program – Email of Intent Due June 12, 2018; Internal Proposal Due June 19, 2018

Limited Submission W.M. Keck Foundation Keck Research Program – Email of Intent Due June 12, 2018; Internal Proposal Due June 19, 2018

Limited Submission Kinship Foundation Searle Scholars Program – Email of Intent Due June 20, 2018; Internal Proposal Due June 27, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites – Email of Intent Due June 21, 2018; Internal Proposal Due June 28, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) – Email of Intent Due June 21, 2018; Internal Proposal Due June 28, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) – Email of Intent Due June 29, 2018; Internal Proposal Due July 9, 2018

Limited Submission NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25) – Email of Intent Due June 29, 2018; Internal Proposal Due July 9, 2018

Limited Submission NIH NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) – Email of Intent Due June 29, 2018; Internal Proposal Due July 9, 2018

Limited Submission NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) – Email of Intent Due August 10, 2018; Internal Proposal Due August 17, 2018

Limited Submission NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Email of Intent Due September 7, 2018; Internal Proposal Due September 14, 2018

TAMU CTE, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Student Activities, Solved Institute, and Office of Sustainability

Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program (link) – Applications Due June 15, 2018 – Up to six (6) Service-Learning Fellows will be selected for the 2018-2019 cohort in a competitive review process and will be awarded a $2,000 faculty development award.

DOD

Army/IARPA SuperCables (link) –Due July 24, 2018 - Anticipated awards will be made in the form of procurement contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements and are subject to the availability of appropriations. Proposals must have a 24-month duration. Funding for the second year will be contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.

Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School (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.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (link) – Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes  Research Program, Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBIRP) Joint Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBIRP) Complex TBI Rehabilitation Research (CTRR), Reconstructive Transplant  Research Program, and Hearing Restoration  Research Program, Spinal Cord Injury Research Program, Autism Research Program, Prostate Cancer Research Program – Due Dates and Awards Vary for Each Mechanism

DOE

Binational Industrial Research & Development (BIRD) Energy (A program for joint U.S.-Israel industrial research and development (R&D) in renewable and energy efficiency technologies) (link) – Executive Summary Due July 9, 2018; Final Proposal Due August 21, 2018 – BIRD Energy provides a maximum conditional grant of $1 million.

Economic Development Administration

2018 Regional Innovation Strategies Program (link) – Due August 29, 2018 - 2018 i6 Challenge Grants: EDA plans to award approximately $16,000,000 under the 2018 i6 Challenge. The maximum Federal share of each i6 Challenge grant is $750,000; 2018 SFS Grants: EDA plans to award approximately $5,000,000 under the 2018 SFS Grant Competition. The maximum Federal share of each SFS Grant is $300,000.

Kinship Foundation

Limited Submission Searle Scholars Program (link) – Due September 28, 2018 – Awards are currently set at $100,000 per year for three years.

NASA

Space Technology Research Institutes (STRI) Appendix (link) – NOI Due July 2, 2018; Prelim Due July 30, 2018; Invited Full Due November 5, 2018 – The planned award duration is 5 years; the maximum annual award amount is $3M (total award amount may not exceed $15M). Up to two awards are anticipated under this Appendix.

NIH

Integration of Imaging and Fluid-Based Tumor Monitoring in Cancer Therapy (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 $499,999 (maximum) in direct costs per year and the requested amount in any year needs to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

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

NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I (link) – Due July 10, 2018 – Receive up to $225,000 in seed capital to conduct product Research and Development (R&D) over six to 12 months. During this period, your company will be immersed in the NSF network and you’ll receive training and mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and innovators. After you complete your Phase I award, you’re welcome to apply for a second-round investment of $750,000 over 24 months. During the course of that award, you can apply for supplements that may add up to another $500,000.

Dear Colleague Letter: Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings (DREAM-B) (link)

Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS) (link) – Full Due July 31, 2018 – Foundational projects are anticipated to range from $300,000 to $600,000 in total costs for up to three years. Integrative projects are anticipated to range from $500,000 to $1,000,000 in total costs for up to four years.

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.

STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C) (link) – Full Due July 2, 2018 – PD 18-005Y

Student/Postdoctoral Opportunities

NIH BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – Due August 1, 2018 - 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 below.

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Graduate Fellowship (link) – Due July 16, 2018 – The FHWA anticipates Federal funding up to a total amount of $3,000,000 may be made available for these Agreements, subject to the availability of funds.  Funding for each award can range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $35,500.

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.

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