This week’s funding opportunity notices (weekly)

  • Funding research in the manufacturing space in focus areas identified as major challenges is one way Walmart can facilitate and accelerate U.S. manufacturing. The Fund will achieve this goal through grants that directly support applied research projects advancing innovative solutions to key challenges that, once addressed, can lower the cost of making consumer products in the U.S.The Fund looks primarily at the following criteria: (1) impact on consumer product manufacturing, (2) stage of development and commercial viability, (3) degree of innovation, and (4) ability of the organization and team to successfully carry out the proposed project. Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:1.      Only U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations and public universities that are instrumentalities of a state government are eligible for funding at this time*2.     At least 50% of project teams must be based in the U.S.3.     Project teams should seek sponsorship from the mayor of a USCM mayor when submitting full project proposals4.     Proposed projects should address a technological innovation that can advance U.S. manufacturing. For the current RFP, we are seeking to support projects reducing the cost of producing textiles and apparel in the U.S. More specifically, we are seeking projects that address:WeavingFabric dyeingCut and sew5.     Projects must have a budget exceeding $100,000 per year6.     Overhead costs must not exceed 10% of total project budget7.     Prospective grantees should demonstrate an ability to conduct the proposed product via expertise and/or past experienceThe Fund is currently not awarding grants for building or capital projects, supplier agreements, or other non-research projects.

    tags: grant engineering management visual

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks input on the restructuring of the NIH grant application instructions. We invite comments from any interested parties. We encourage feedback from PD/PIs, Administrative Offices, Offices of Sponsored Programs, Systems Administrators, and any other parties that rely on our application submission information.

    tags: rfi biomed mental neuroscience cancer health aging behavior nursing stem-ed

  • On the 18th of September 2015, the European Commission is organizing an Open Info Day dedicated to “Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing (SC1)” challenge in Horizon 2020 and focusing on the upcoming Work Programme for the years 2016 and 2017.

    One day before, on the 17th of September 2015, Health NCP Net 2.0 and Fit for Health 2.0 are organizing a free of charge Partnering event meant to assist you in finding the right partners for the upcoming 2016 calls. The launch of the next Work Programme for “Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing” is planned for October 2015 and the first deadlines will be in the beginning of 2016, so this would be the perfect opportunity for your institution to build your consortium for the calls!

    tags: health aging sociology

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