This week’s funding opportunity notices

  • The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide technical assistance (TA) to the Government of Kenya (GOK) and PEPFAR implementing partners in strengthening medical laboratory systems for diagnosis, management, and surveillance of HIV, TB and other related opportunistic diseases. Up to five grantees will be selected. Each will work in one of four specific regions (A, B, C and D) covering several counties to support all technical areas described below in each region. Except, the grantee supporting Region A will additionally support laboratory systems at National Public Health Laboratory Services and Ministry of Health (MOH) headquarters. The grantee(s) will: (1) Provide technical assistance to develop laboratory policies and systems for sample handling/processing, laboratory networking, information management, supplies management, human capacity development, biosafety, quality management systems (QMS), and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

    tags: health grants international

  • Reduction in donor funding for HIV programs in Ukraine calls for the urgent development and implementation of more sustainable and cost-effective Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) organization models. The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide targeted technical assistance (TA) to MAT programs in Ukraine to improve the sustainability and quality of programs and the long-term health outcomes of MAT clients. 

    tags: health grants international

  • The Advanced Research Projects Agency ? Energy (ARPA-E), an organization within the Department of Energy, is chartered by Congress in the America COMPETES Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-69), as amended by the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-358), to support the creation of transformational energy technologies and systems through funding and managing Research and Development (R&D) efforts. Originally chartered in 2007, the Agency was first funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The mission of ARPA-E is to identify and fund research to translate science into breakthrough energy technologies that are too risky for the private sector and that, if successfully developed, will create the foundation for entirely new industries. Successful projects will address at least one of ARPA-E?s two Mission Areas: 1. Enhance the economic and energy security of the United States through the development of energy technologies that result in: a. reductions of imports of energy from foreign sources; b. reductions of energy-related emissions, including greenhouse gases; and c. improvement in the energy efficiency of all economic sectors. 2. Ensure that the United States maintains a technological lead in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies.

    tags: environment chemistry engineering

  • This announcement solicits applications for the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP).  The goal of this program is to promote access to health care for children, youth and their families nationwide, and employ preventive health strategies through innovative community driven programs.  This program supports HRSA’s goals to improve access to quality health care and services, to build healthy communities, and to improve health equity.  HTPCP funding supports direct service projects, not research projects

    tags: health grant

  • The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Malawi is to strengthen the laboratory systems by training human resources, improving laboratory infrastructure, building capacity in data management and use, and improving quality management systems. The objectives are to provide pre-service and in-service training for various cadre or laboratory staff, and to equip and perform alterations and refurbishments to at least 10 laboratories to perform essential microbiology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, hematology and chemistry. The FOA will also develop laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and improve the use of generated data in decision making, increase quality by supporting laboratories to develop and adhere to quality management systems (QMS), and strengthen quality control and quality assurance. The activities of the program will include health systems strengthening by increasing human resources, implementing necessary alterations and refurbishment to physical infrastructure, improving the specimen referral system, and improving data generation and handling capabilities through an electronic information system.

    tags: biomed grant international

  • The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization — societies, institutions, groups and demography — and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. 

    tags: sociology grant behavior family gender

  • The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any area of science and engineering that NSF supports

    tags: biomed computer stem-ed engineering geology math physics pedagogy economics sociology materials chemistry grant

  • The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NIH R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs and foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on developing courses for skills development, specifically,  training modules for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and beginning investigators designed to enhance data reproducibility.

    tags: biomed grant stem-ed

  • The goal of this initiative is to support creative research projects that address major obstacles to development and testing of new therapeutic approaches for T1D complications.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits research focused on defining biomarkers that can be used to track the onset, progression, and extent of tissue damage that develops over time in people with T1D.  It also solicits research to develop approaches to regenerate damaged tissue. Proposed studies should be designed to address major unmet needs and/or compelling opportunities that have the potential to dramatically advance the field.

    tags: award biomed

  • The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to enable the identification of the longitudinal progression of Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down Syndrome using clinical, cognitive, imaging, genetic and biochemical biomarkers.

    tags: aging grant biomed

  • The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support interdisciplinary research that will lead to a greater understanding of the mechanisms by which vascular factors contribute to the complex etiology of Alzheimer’s disease.

    tags: grant aging biomed

  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) intends to solicit proposals from offerors having the capability to perform the following tasks: (1) cultivate and harvest, process, analyze, store, and distribute cannabis (marijuana) for research, (2) extract cannabis to produce pure and standardized (current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)-grade) cannabis extracts containing varying concentrations of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), (3) isolate cGMP and research grade THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids, (4) periodically analyze cannabis extracts, and isolated cannabinoids for authenticity, purity and stability, (5) develop new methods for growing cannabis plants containing high THC, low CBD; high CBD, low THC; and equal strength of CBD and THC, (6) manufacture, analyze, determine stability, store, and supply marijuana cigarettes, and (7) supply cannabis, cannabis extract, other phyto-cannabinoids, and marijuana cigarettes to research investigators and/or to the NIDA Drug Supply program upon NIDA authorization.

    tags: biomed grant chemistry agriculture

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requests applications for the development of medium- to high-throughput “omics” technologies that can be used to explore human pancreatic tissues with single cell- or near single cell- resolution. Successful applicants will join the Consortium on Beta cell Death and Survival (CBDS), whose mission is to identify the mechanisms of beta cell stress and destruction central to the development of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in humans, with the long-term goal of protecting the residual beta cell mass in T1D patients as early as possible in the disease process, and preventing the progression towards autoimmunity. CBDS is part of the Human Islet Research Network (HIRN).

    tags: biomed grant nanoscience

  • The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support novel basic and translational research projects that focus on the biology of residual oral reservoirs for HIV and opportunistic oral pathogens.  These studies will advance our understanding of the immunologic, pathogenic, molecular and cellular mechanisms important for eliminating latently persistent, reactivation competent HIV and other opportunistic pathogens from residual oral reservoirs.  Specifically, this FOA encourages studies on: 1) purging and abolishing these pathogens after using Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) to induce cytopathic killing and immunoclearance; or 2) developing alternative strategies that directly eliminate latently infected cells in which HAART resistant HIV and opportunistic pathogens persist in oral reservoirs.

    tags: grant biomed

  • The Office of Naval Research is interested in receiving white papers and full proposals for both Applied Research and Advanced Technology Development that will accelerate exploitation of all relevant data for mission planning and execution in the conduct of Expeditionary Warfare (EXW) missions.

    tags: chemistry physics engineering grants

  • DMREF will support activities that accelerate materials discovery and development by building the fundamental knowledge base needed to design and make materials with specific and desired functions or properties from first principles.  This will be accomplished by understanding the interrelationships of composition, structure, properties, processing, and performance.  Achieving this goal will involve modeling, analysis, and computational simulations, validated and verified through sample preparation, characterization, and device demonstration.

    tags: funding materials-sci

  • In December 2011, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) with the cooperation of NSF issued a broad, coordinated Federal strategic plan for cybersecurity research and development to “change the game,” minimize the misuses of cyber technology, bolster education and training in cybersecurity, establish a science of cybersecurity, and transition promising cybersecurity research into practice. This challenge requires a dedicated approach to research, development, and education that leverages the disciplines of mathematics and statistics, the social sciences, and engineering together with the computing, communications and information sciences.

    tags: funding computer engineering stem-ed

  • The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any area of science and engineering that NSF supports. STC investments support the NSF vision of creating and exploiting new concepts in science and engineering and providing global leadership in research and education.

    tags: chemistry grant biomed physics engineering stem-ed

  • This funding opportunity enables engineering departments to lead the nation by successfully achieving significant sustainable changes necessary to overcome long-standing issues in their undergraduate programs and educate inclusive communities of engineering students prepared to solve 21st century challenges.  Computer science departments, whether administratively located in or outside an engineering program, are included in RED, as they share the same challenges as traditional engineering departments.

    tags: funding computer engineering stem-ed

  • In emerging areas of technology at the interface between fields such as the engineering of biology and cellular biomanufacturing, including the field of synthetic biology, there is an even greater need for collaborative precompetitive research that will ensure the success of these nascent technology areas. In particular, research that contributes to the establishment of standards for production; provides tools for the assessment of quality, robustness and stability of the process and product; and develops metrics that will facilitate risk assessment associated with a regulatory framework, will be essential for the eventual commercialization of products from the engineering of biology.

    tags: biomed grants engineering nanoscience

  • ADVANCED REACTOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT During 2012 and continuing in 2014, DOE used a Technical Review Panel (TRP) process to identify Research and Development (R&D) needs for viable advanced reactor concepts in order to inform DOE-NE R&D investment decisions. That process involved the use of a Request for Information to solicit concept information from industry and engagement of technical experts from industry, universities and National Laboratories to evaluate those concepts. Having completed this process in 2014, DOE desires to partner with industry to conduct cost-shared R&D for selected technology needs identified by the TRP process. The intent of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals to conduct such cost-shared R&D activities. Consistent with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, funding in the amount of up to $12 million will be made available to fund cost-shared R&D with industry.

    tags: grants environment engineering

  • The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NIH R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs and foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on developing courses for skills development, specifically,  training modules for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and beginning investigators designed to enhance data reproducibility.

    tags: stem-ed biomed grants

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) announces an opportunity for eligible investigators receiving research funding from The National Institutes of Health (NIH) to request administrative supplement support. The “parent” awards and the proposed administrative supplements must be in areas of cancer, allergy, immunology, and/or infectious diseases (including HIV/AIDS and its co-morbidities). The overall goal of this supplement program is to enhance ongoing research efforts through collaborations with Brazilian scientists in these scientific areas under the new U.S.-Brazil Collaborative Biomedical Research Program.

    tags: supplements biomedical cancer international

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to provide rapid support to revolutionary applied energy research (Studies) that may lead to new ARPA-E programs to develop transformational and disruptive energy technologies. Studies are defined as single-phase efforts of durations less than 12 months and cost less than $500,000. Awards will be issued through Grants.

    tags: funding environment

  • ADVANCED REACTOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT During 2012 and continuing in 2014, DOE used a Technical Review Panel (TRP) process to identify Research and Development (R&D) needs for viable advanced reactor concepts in order to inform DOE-NE R&D investment decisions. That process involved the use of a Request for Information to solicit concept information from industry and engagement of technical experts from industry, universities and National Laboratories to evaluate those concepts. Having completed this process in 2014, DOE desires to partner with industry to conduct cost-shared R&D for selected technology needs identified by the TRP process. The intent of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals to conduct such cost-shared R&D activities. Consistent with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, funding in the amount of up to $12 million will be made available to fund cost-shared R&D with industry.

    tags: grants environment

  • Feed the Future is the United States Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. It supports country‐driven approaches to address the root causes of hunger and poverty and forge long‐term solutions to chronic food insecurity and under‐nutrition. Drawing upon resources and expertise of agencies across the U.S.Government, this Presidential Initiative is helping countries transform their own agriculture sectors to grow enough food sustainably to feed their people. To support this effort the U.S. Agency for International Development is requesting applications from qualified organizations to implement the Support to Agricultural Research and Development Program, as described fully inSection I below.

    tags: grants agriculture

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requests applications for the development of medium- to high-throughput “omics” technologies that can be used to explore human pancreatic tissues with single cell- or near single cell- resolution. Successful applicants will join the Consortium on Beta cell Death and Survival (CBDS), whose mission is to identify the mechanisms of beta cell stress and destruction central to the development of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in humans, with the long-term goal of protecting the residual beta cell mass in T1D patients as early as possible in the disease process, and preventing the progression towards autoimmunity.

    tags: grants biomed nanoscience

  • The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support novel basic and translational research projects that focus on the biology of residual oral reservoirs for HIV and opportunistic oral pathogens.These studies will advance our understanding of the immunologic, pathogenic, molecular and cellular mechanisms important for eliminating latently persistent, reactivation competent HIV and other opportunistic pathogens from residual oral reservoirs.Specifically, this FOA encourages studies on: 1) purging and abolishing these pathogens after using Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) to induce cytopathic killing and immunoclearance; or 2) developing alternative strategies that directly eliminate latently infected cells in which HAART resistant HIV and opportunistic pathogens persist in oral reservoirs.

    tags: grants biomed nanoscience

  • This FOA encourages research applications from institutions/organizations proposing innovative studies focused on major obstacles to developing therapeutic approaches for complications of Type 1 Diabetes.

    tags: grants health

  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uganda is seeking applications to fund one or more organizations through a five-year Cooperative Agreement to support Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda as described in Section I of this RFA.

    tags: grants health international

  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uganda is seeking applications to fund one or more organizations through a five-year Cooperative Agreement to improve health, nutrition, education, and psychosocial wellbeing, and reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect among children and youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV (OVC) and other adversities in Uganda, and particularly in the Eastern and Northern Regions; as described in Section I of this RFA.

    tags: grants child health international psych sociology economics

  • The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is seeking small grant (R03) applications to stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into research on arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases and injuries. This FOA will provide support for pilot research that is likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant (R01).

    tags: grants aging biomed cancer

  •  We are seeking an organization that has experience in working in local languages and working with vernacular journalists, and especially organizations or institutions with linkages to India and specifically South India. The grantee would need to work with local partners in each of the three states in our district to develop online materials and coursework for vernacular journalists.

    tags: grants international media

  • Section 16(h)(1)(F) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act), as amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-79), provides $200 million for the development, implementation, and evaluation of up to ten pilot projects designed to reduce dependency and increase work effort under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). These pilots allow USDA and State partners to test a number of existing and new employment and training (E&T) activities in order to increase the number of SNAP work registrants who obtain unsubsidized employment, increase earned income, and reduce reliance on public assistance.

    tags: grants economics smallbus

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) is announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for applicants to provide the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) non-federal partners with support for further integrating citizen-based and nontraditional environmental monitoring programs into the CBP partnership’s existing monitoring networks.

    tags: grants conservation environment geology

  • Support innovative or scalable methods or approaches to reduce climate risk at the municipal and community level.To support the implemetation of priority adaptation strategies in vulnerable communities

    tags: grants agriculture environment conservation

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support applications that address the mechanisms by which novel, unexplored targets and pathways, or known targets, mediate the sustained weight loss, diabetes resolution and improvements in other obesity-related metabolic diseases reported following bariatric surgery in humans.

    tags: grants health aging

  • The Arctic Goose Joint Venture (AGJV) is a partnership-based conservation program under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan that promotes the conservation of northern-nesting geese by providing greater knowledge for effective management. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a partner in the AGJV, administers grants, purchase orders, and contracts on a competitive basis for projects/studies that advance the general scientific community’s understanding of goose ecology and management and is seeking proposals from interested parties

    tags: grants conservation environment

  • As “The Army’s Sensor Developer,” NVESD researches and develops cutting edge technology, with the goal of exceeding U.S. Soldier requirements, and allowing an asymmetrical advantage in changing battlefield environments. This BAA solicits proposals against a broad range of night vision technologies which support the Warfighter and challenges of Asymmetric Warfare. The technologies have been divided into three (3) sections: Science and Technology; Ground Combat Systems; and Modeling and Simulation.

    tags: grant biomed chemistry engineering neuroscience physics environment geology materials-sci

  • Hazards SEES seeks research projects that will productively cross the boundaries of the atmospheric and geospace, earth, and ocean sciences; computer and information science (including cyberinfrastructure); engineering; mathematics and statistics; and social, economic, and behavioral sciences. Successful proposals will integrate across multiple disciplines to promote research that advances new paradigms that contribute to creating a society resilient to hazards.

    tags: grants computer economics engineering chemistry environment geology math

  • The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. We are a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture.

    tags: fellowship history humanities

  • The Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. Research funded by the program thus develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process.

    tags: grant behavior biomed conservation cancer chemistry computer engineering environment geology material nanoscience neuroscience physics space

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