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Funding Opportunities
Sponsor Deadline Title Description Links
23andMe Rolling Research Innovation Collaborations Program for COVID-19 Funds studies of outcomes, comorbidities, health disparities, and impacts of policies implemented to address the pandemic. Keywords: COVID-10, biology, genetics
ADDF and Harrington Discovery Institute 2020-04-23 ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program The ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program is dedicated to advancing academic discoveries into medicines for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This unique award provides funding and committed project support by a team of pharmaceutical industry experts through a collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute. This is a special funding opportunity separate from ADDF’s Core Funding Programs. Keywords: health, pharmacology, medicine, neuroscience, neurology, psychology
Care SMA Rolling Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Care SMA seeks to lead the way to a world without spinal muscular atrophy, the leading genetic cause of death for infants, by funding and directing comprehensive research that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care, and by providing families the support they need today. To that end, the organization has issues an open call for applications for Implementation of its Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy program. Through the program, grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded in support of activities that enable states to pre-symptomatically identify and treat pediatric SMA patients through the implementation of newborn screening programs. Keywords: biology, health
CETF Rolling Research for COVID-19 Treatments Seeks research funding to find an existing drug or drug combination that, when given early, can reduce COVID-19 hospitalization and fatality rates by 75% or more. Keywords: pandemic, health, biology
Cisco Rolling Science, Technology, and Social Impact Grants Supports research for detecting viral evolution, developing contact tracing, and other areas pertaining to COVID-19. Keywords: health, technology, pandemic, biology
Department of Health and Human Services 2021/05/10 Drug-Free Communities Support Program (CDC) The DFC Support Program has two goals (1) Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth (individuals 18 years of age and younger). (2) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Keywords: health, psychology
Dept. of Agriculture Rolling Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational and Applied Science The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Keywords: biology, environment
Dept. of Commerce Rolling NOAA Broad Agency Announcement The purpose of this notice is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with NOAA's strategic plan and mission goals: maintaining and improving the viability of marine and coastal ecosystems, delivering valuable weather, climate, and water information and services, and understanding the science and consequences of climate change. The program closes in September 2023. Keywords: biology, environment
Dept. of Commerce Rolling Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grant Programs NIST is soliciting applications within the following NIST grant programs, which cover a wide variety of focus areas in the hard sciences: the Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services; the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs; the Communications Technology Laboratory; the Engineering Laboratory; Fire Research; the Information Technology Laboratory; the International and Academic Affairs Office; the Material Measurement Laboratory; the NIST Center for Neutron Research; the Physical Measurement Laboratory; the Special Programs Office; and the Standards Coordination Office. Keywords: technology, engineering, physics
Dept. of Commerce Rolling FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding CARES Act funding has been added to an existing EDA program pertaining to regional economic recovery efforts (in light of COVID-19). Keywords: economics, business, pandemic, workforce
Dept. of Energy Rolling Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Rapid Access for COVID-19 Research Allows remote rapid access to advanced user facilities to support research into the COVID-19 virus and the search for effective diagnostics and therapies. Keywords: pandemic, health, biology, chemistry
Dept. of Energy Rolling Dear Colleague Letter Encourages scientific questions that underpin COVID-19 response that the research community may answer using DOE user facilities, computational resources, and enabling infrastructure. Keywords: pandemic, coronavirus, health, data
Dept. of Energy Rolling COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium Invites researchers to submit COVID-19 related research proposals to the consortium, which will then be reviewed for matching with computing resources. Keywords: health, data, pandemic, biology
Dept. of Energy Varies by track Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy strives to promote integrated and collaborative research conducted by national laboratory, university, industry, and international partners under the direction of NE’s programs, and to deploy innovative nuclear energy technologies to the market in order to meet the strategic goals and optimize the benefits of nuclear energy. NE funds research activities, through both competitive and direct mechanisms, as required to best meet the needs of NE. This approach ensures a balanced R&D portfolio and encourages new nuclear power deployment with creative solutions to the universe of nuclear energy challenges. The final deadline passes in February 2021. Keywords: science, chemistry, physics
Dept. of Health and Human Sciences Rolling Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Novel Coronavirus EZ-BAA Seeks research for molecular diagnostic assays, point-of-care detection, screening models, and other topics pertaining to COVID-19. Keywords: biology, health, pandemic
Dept. of Labor 4/26/2021 Young Adult Reentry Partnership (DOL ETA) The purpose of this program is to provide education and training services that improve the employment outcomes of young adults who are involved in the criminal justice system andor who left high school prior to graduation and to develop the capacity of community colleges to meet the needs of young adults with justice system involvement. Young adults served under this grant program are between the ages of 18 and 24 and currently or previously have been involved in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system andor who left high school prior to graduation. Funded projects aim to ensure that young adults transitioning from the criminal justice system are prepared to meet the needs of their local labor markets with the skills required by employers. Applicants must demonstrate that their sub-grantees and community college partner(s) will implement capacity-building in community colleges to support innovative models for accelerated learning for the target population of this FOA. Keywords: youth, education, criminal justice system
ECMC Foundation Rolling COVID-19 Grants for Education The ECMC Foundation is currently giving priority to grant requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from COVID-19. ECMC is especially interested in those proposals that focus on implementing systemic reforms to increase college success and career readiness for students from underserved backgrounds. Keywords: education, policy
Federal Aviation Administration Rolling Aviation Research Grants Program The FAA Aviation Research Grants Program encourages and supports innovative, advanced research of potential benefit to the long-term growth of civil aviation and commercial space transportation. The pursuit of basic and applied research in scientific and engineering disciplines that have the potential to further knowledge and understanding on a broad front of emerging technologies is crucial to the realization of this goal. The intent is to encourage applied research and development to enhance technology assimilation, transfer, and development in the FAA.
Food and Drug Administration 2022-01-14 Efficient and Innovative Natural History Studies Addressing Unmet Needs in Rare Diseases (R01) Clinical Trials Not Required The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support efficient and innovative natural history studies that advance medical product development in rare diseases/conditions with unmet needs. Through the support of natural history studies with high quality and interpretable data elements, FDA expects to address critical knowledge gaps, remove major barriers to progress in the field, exert a significant and broad impact on a specific rare disease or multiple rare diseases with similar pathophysiology, and facilitate rare disease product development. Full proposals are due by February 15, 2022; the following deadline is in early 2024. Keywords: health, biology
Foundation for Women's Wellness 2021-04-26 Research Awards FWW Research Awards target small, short-term studies with promise for improving medical care in leading women’s health concerns including cardiovascular disease, female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health issues like pregnancy and menopause and diseases disproportionately affecting women. We also fund studies on sex differences where gender or sex has been under examined. Keywords: gender, health, biology
Google Rolling Google Cloud Research Credits A total of $20 million in Google Cloud research credits will be provided for leveraging Google’s computing capabilities and infrastructure to study therapies, vaccines, etc. Keywords: data science, pandemic, health
Internet Society Foundation Rolling Research on the Future, Sustainability of the Internet The Internet Society Foundation has announced a new grants program in support of researchers worldwide who are studying the future and sustainability of the Internet. Through the program, grants of up to $200,000 over two years are available for research focused on “Greening the Internet” or “The Internet Economy.” Keywords: technology, climate, business, policy
John Templeton Foundation 2021-06-11 Character Through Community The John Templeton Foundation has issued a Request For Proposals for a new funding competition. Through its “Character Through Community” RFP, the foundation seeks to help organizations that are well-positioned to strengthen their understanding and implementation of character development through communities of practice. By "character," the foundation means the thoughts, attitudes, and motivations that guide a person’s behavior. These qualities are sometimes called strengths of heart, mind, and will, and include virtues such as gratitude, generosity, curiosity, humility, and self-control. By "communities of practice," the foundation means groups that come together regularly to share knowledge, innovate, and solve problems. It is in such communities and in close relationships that people can grow and strengthen qualities of character. For the purposes of this funding competition, the foundation is most interested in groups that impact at least a thousand individuals. Keywords: psychology, social policy, religion, philosophy, education
Merck Rolling Merck KGaA Research Grants Aims to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance, including pandemic preparedness and fighting new emerging viral infectious diseases. Keywords: health, biology
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Varies throughout 2021 Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) 2021 NASA recently announced its 2021 version of Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science. Roughly 60 programs have been announced, all with varying deadlines and grant amounts, across many areas of basic and applied science. Deadlines for initial approach vary from March 2021 to December 2021. Keywords: science, engineering, chemistry, physics
National Endowment for Humanities 2021/05/18 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants The purpose of the Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Awards aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials. Keywords: history, art, philosophy, language, collection, digitization
National Endowment for Humanities 2021-06-09 Digital Projects for the Public The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. Keywords: museums, art, communications, collections
National Foundation for the Humanities 2021-04-14 Fellowships Fellowships are for individual scholars pursuing projects that involve research, analysis, and writing with value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. Keywords: history, language, art, philosophy, religion, literature, writing
National Institute of Justice 2021-05-10 NIJ Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects examining the impact of pretrial strategies on the administration of justice and public safety. Specifically, NIJ seeks applications for projects examining the impact on the administration of justice and public safety of pretrial detention healthcare, data-driven interventions, prosecutorial discretion, decriminalization of certain offences, and bail reform. Keywords: law, public policy
National Institute of Justice 2021-05-10 Research and Evaluation on Policing Strategies for Civil Disturbances NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to better understand the factors that lead to violent disorder and criminal conduct at some protests and demonstrations but not others, and the tactics and strategies that police use to maintain public order. To that end, NIJ seeks applications for funding research projects addressing these two topics: Police Strategies and Tactics to Respond to Violence and Maintain Order and The Role of Extremists in Fomenting Violence at Protests and Demonstrations. Keywords: law, justice, public policy
National Institute of Justice 2021-05-12 Research and Evaluation on Domestic Terrorism Prevention NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects targeted toward developing a better understanding of the domestic radicalization phenomenon, and advancing evidence-based strategies for effective intervention and prevention. This includes research efforts that explore the radicalization of Americans to white nationalist extremism, and those exploring emerging militant left-wing movements, to identify and advance evidence-based strategies for effective intervention and prevention. Keywords: politics, government, communications, law
National Institutes of Health 2021-01-07 Multidisciplinary Approaches to HIV-Associated Comorbidities and Prioritizing Intervention Targets (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) This program seeks applications for comprehensive systems biology studies using multidisciplinary team science to identify common, overlapping etiologies of HIV-associated comorbidities. Ultimately, the goal is to identify targets for intervention to mitigate multiple comorbidities associated with HIV infection. The program expires in early 2023. The December date is for LOIs; the first full deadline is January 7, 2021. Keywords: health, medicine, biology
National Institutes of Health 2023-02-16 Music and Health: Understanding And Developing Music Medicine (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) This FOA is intended to: (1) increase our understanding of how music affects the brain when it is used therapeutically and/or (2) use that knowledge to better develop evidence-based music interventions to enhance health or treat specific diseases and disorders. LOIs are due 30 days before the listed date. Keywords: psychology, cognition, health
National Institutes of Health 2021-11-17 Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) The purpose of this program is to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings. The final deadline is in 2023. Keywords: health, equity
National Institutes of Health 2021-05-26 Maximizing Access to Research Careers: MARC (T34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) The goal of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs. This funding opportunity announcement provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements to prepare trainees for the completion of research-focused higher degree programs in biomedical fields. Deadlines are May 26 annually. This program is limited to applications from training programs at baccalaureate degree-granting research-intensive institutions (i.e., those with an average of NIH Research Project Grant funding greater than or equal to $7.5 million total costs over the last 3 fiscal years). Keywords: education, science
National Institutes of Health 2021-01-09 Drug Development Collaboratory (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) The purpose of this program is to support intramural-extramural collaborations on late-stage translational science projects between NCATS Therapeutic Development Branch and extramural researchers, for therapeutic development of small molecules, biologics, or gene therapies. LOIs are due by 1/9/21; full proposals are due by 2/9/21, with similar dates through 2023. Keywords: health, biology, genetics, chemistry
National Institutes of Health 2021-09-25 Advancing Technologies to Improve Delivery of Pharmacological, Gene Editing, and Other Cargoes for HIV and SUD Mechanistic or Therapeutic Research The purpose of this funding opportunity is to develop technologies to improve the delivery of pharmacological, gene editing, or other cargoes for HIV and SUD mechanistic research. LOIs are due on September 25 annually, with full proposals due 30 days later. Keywords: technology, health, pharmacology, genetics
National Institutes of Health 2021-09-26 Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist. Applications submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must not include preliminary data. Applications must include a separate attachment describing the change in research direction. The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions. This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trials. Keywords: health, early career
National Institutes of Health 2021-09-30 NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health (U19) The purpose of this FOA is to solicit meritorious applications for Centers of Excellence for TWH to develop and conduct a broad range of multidisciplinary research, intervention, outreach and education, and evaluation activities that advance the overall safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation. Center structure should take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, or national worker safety and health issues. Centers should emphasize creating and implementing evidence-based solutions to address evolving challenges and opportunities related to worker safety, mental and physical health, and well-being. Deadlines are in late October every year until 2023, with LOIs due 30 days before October due dates. Keywords: workplace health
National Institutes of Health 2021-10-31 NHLBI Early Phase Clinical Trials for Therapeutics and/or Diagnostics (R33 Clinical Trial Required) The objective of this funding opportunity is to support investigator-initiated, phase I clinical trials for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders in adults and children. The proposed trial can be single or multisite. Likely to be renewed through at least 2023. Keywords: biology, health, medicine, disease
National Institutes of Health 2021-10-31 BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) This FOA seeks applications for unique and innovative recording and/or modulation technologies that are in the earliest stage of development, including new and untested ideas that are in the initial stages of conceptualization. Some projects may aim to increase recording or modulation capabilities by many orders of magnitude, while others may aim to improve the precision and selectivity of recording or modulation (also referred to as stimulation, perturbation, or manipulation). A wide range of modalities are appropriate including acoustic, chemical, electrical, magnetic, optical and chemical, as well as the use of genetic tools. Invasive or non-invasive approaches are sought that will enable large-scale recording and/or precise manipulation of neural activity, and that would ultimately be compatible with experiments in humans or behaving animals. Applications are encouraged from any qualified individuals, including physicists, engineers, theoreticians, and scientists, especially those not typically involved with neuroscience research. Opportunity likely to be renewed through 2023. Keywords: technology, health, neurology, cognition, medicine
National Institutes of Health 2021-01-13 NIAID Clinical Trial Implementation Cooperative Agreement (U01 Clinical Trial Required) This program encourages cooperative agreement applications for implementation of investigator-initiated, high-risk clinical trials and mechanistic studies associated with high-risk clinical trials. Mechanistic work in clinical trials may be of great value because it promotes the understanding of human diseases and the development of future therapeutic modalities. Likely to be renewed through 2024. Keywords: health, medicine, biology, disease
National Institutes of Health Rolling NIEHS Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Support novel environmental health research in which an unpredictable event or policy change provides a limited window of opportunity to collect human biological samples or environmental exposure data. COVID-19 is included as a focus area. Keywords: biology, health, pandemic, environment
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers (P50 Clinical Trial Required) The program will fund P50 SPORE grants to support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer or a highly related group of cancers. For the purpose of this FOA, a group of highly related cancers are those that are derived from the same organ system, such as gastrointestinal, neuroendocrine, head and neck, and other cancers. Other programmatically appropriate groups of cancers may include those centered around a common biological mechanism critical for promoting tumorigenesis and/or cancer progression in organ sites that belong to different organ systems. For example, a SPORE may focus on cancers caused by the same infectious agent or cancers promoted and sustained by dysregulation of a common signaling pathway. Keywords: health, biology
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) Secondary Analysis and Integration of Existing Data to Elucidate the Genetic Architecture of Cancer Risk and Related Outcomes (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) This program aims to fund secondary data analysis and integration of existing datasets and database resources, with the ultimate aim to elucidate the genetic architecture of cancer risk and related outcomes (e.g., risk prediction or reduction, survival, or response to treatment, etc.). The goal of this initiative is to address key scientific questions relevant to cancer genomic and epidemiology by supporting the analysis of existing genetic or genomic datasets, in combination with other omics and environmental, clinical, behavioral, lifestyle, and molecular profiles data. Applicants are encouraged to leverage existing genetic data and perform innovative analyses of the existing data. Applications may include new research aims that are being addressed with existing data, new or advanced methods of analyses, or novel combinations and integration of datasets that allow the exploration of important scientific questions in genomic and epidemiology cancer research. There is also an R01 track. Keywords: biology, genetics, health
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) NIAID Research Education Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this 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. To accomplish the stated overarching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities related to NIAID's mission areas with a primary focus on: Courses for Skills Development; Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities. Keywords: education, health, science, training
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) Early Stage Investigator Research Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) The purpose of this program is to support research using nonhuman primate models performed by early-stage investigators who are within 10 years of their terminal degree or residency training and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience. This FOA is designed specifically for applicants proposing to develop new research directions using NHP models in basic science or translational research. Keywords: early career, biology, biology, neuroscience
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) Discovery of in vivo Chemical Probes for the Nervous System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) The purpose of this FOA is to support investigators who have interest and capability to join efforts for the discovery of in vivo chemical probes for novel brain targets. It is expected that applicants will have, in hand, the starting compounds (“validated hits”) for chemical optimization and bioassays for testing new analog compounds. Through this FOA, NIH wishes to stimulate research in 1) discovery and development of novel, small molecules for their potential use in understanding biological processes relevant to the missions of NIMH, NIDA, NEI, and/or NIA and 2) discovery and/or validation of novel, biological targets that will inform studies of brain disease mechanisms. Emphasis will be placed on projects that provide new insight into important disease-related biological targets and biological processes. There is also an R21 track. Keywords: chemistry, biology, neuroscience, health
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) Computational Approaches to Curation at Scale for Biomedical Research Assets (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NLM wishes to accelerate the availability of and access to secure, complete data sets and computational models that can serve as the basis of transformative biomedical discoveries by improving the speed and scope of the curation processes. Keywords: data, technology, biology, health, computer science
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) Cellular and Molecular Biology of Complex Brain Disorders (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) This program encourages research on the biology of high confidence risk factors associated with complex brain disorders, with a focus on the intracellular, transcellular and circuit substrates of neural function. There is also an R01 track. Keywords: biology, health, neuroscience, disease, cognition, psychology
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) Cancer Prevention and Control Clinical Trials Grant Program (R01 Clinical Trial Required) Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for support of investigator-initiated clinical trials related to the programmatic interests of the NCI Division of Cancer Prevention and/or the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences that have the potential to reduce the burden of cancer through improvements in early detection, screening, prevention and interception, healthcare delivery, quality of life, and/or survivorship related to cancer; with such attributes, the proposed studies should also have the potential to improve clinical practice and/or public health. LOIs are due 30 days before standard NIH dates. Keywords: health, biology
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) Assay Development and Screening for Discovery of Chemical Probes, Drugs or Immunomodulators (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) This program aims to stimulate research in discovery and development of novel, small molecules for their potential use in studying disease treatment relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes (NIDCD, NIMH); and to generate new insight into the biology of relevant diseases and processes that have yet to be validated as important drug targets. Stages of discovery research covered by this FOA include: 1) assay development; 2) primary screen implementation to identify initial screening hits (high throughput target-focused screens, or moderate throughput screens); 3) hit validation using a series of assays and initial medicinal chemistry inspection to prioritize the hit set; and 4) hit-to-lead optimization. Keywords: chemistry, biology, health
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) through 2023 NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) The purpose of the NIH Research Conference Grant (R13) is to support high quality conferences that are relevant to the public health and to the scientific mission of the participating Institutes and Centers.
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) through 2024 Pilot Studies of Biological, Behavioral and Social Mechanisms Contributing to HIV Pathogenesis Within the Mission of the NIDDK (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) This program invites applications for innovative basic and translational pilot research projects within the mission of the NIDDK that are aligned with NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities. Potential topics could address multiple overarching priorities. These include elucidation of unique pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to HIV comorbidities, coinfections, and complications affecting organs, tissues, and processes within the mission of the NIDDK. Likewise, interrogations into biological mechanisms underlying HIV reservoirs in NIDDK-relevant tissues are important for developing strategies for long-term viral suppression or eradication. Finally, health-impeding social determinants of health may affect CCCs or viral reservoirs within NIDDK's mission through multiple pathways. Keywords: biology, health, disease
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) through 2024 Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Substance Use Prevention Trials (R34 Clinical Trial Optional) This program aims to encourage theoretically-driven pilot and/or feasibility research in the following areas: 1) the development and pilot testing of new or adapted interventions to prevent or delay the initiation of substance use and/or the progression from use to misuse or disorder and 2) services research examining questions specific to the prevention of substance use. The latter may include pilot studies of strategies or approaches to intervention, and/or other service system-based research to address areas such as economics, funding, service quality and engagement. Keywords: health, psychology, public health
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) through 2024 Natural History of Disorders Screenable in the Newborn Period (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) This program encourages applications that propose to develop studies that will lead to a broad understanding of the natural history of disorders that already do or could potentially benefit from early identification by newborn screening. Keywords: health, human development, biology
National Institutes of Health Rolling (standard NIH dates) through 2024 Clinical Trials to Test the Effectiveness of Treatment, Preventive, and Services Interventions (Collaborative R01 Clinical Trial Required) The National Institute of Mental Health solicits clinical trial applications through a series of Funding Opportunity Announcements that cover the intervention development pipeline, from first-inhuman, early testing of new interventions, confirmatory efficacy trials, through to effectiveness trials. This FOA seeks to support clinical trials to establish the effectiveness of interventions and to test hypotheses regarding moderators, mediators, and mechanisms of action of these interventions. This FOA supports clinical trials designed to test the therapeutic value of treatment and preventive interventions for which there is already evidence of efficacy, for use in community and practice settings. Applications might include research to evaluate the effectiveness or increase the clinical impact of pharmacologic, somatic, psychosocial (e.g., psychotherapeutic, behavioral), device-based, rehabilitative and combination interventions to prevent or treat mental illness. There are also a variety of R33/U01/R01 companion grants for this opportunity.
National Institutes of Health Varies by track Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Almost every NIH Institute and Center is accelerating research to address this public health emergency from all angles. Keywords: public health, opioid crisis, public policy
National Science Foundation 2022-10-17 Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning The purpose of the Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning program is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in emerging technologies (to include, but not limited to, artificial intelligence, robotics, and immersive or augmenting technologies) for teaching and learning in the future. The program accepts proposals that focus on learning, teaching, or a combination of both. The scope of the program is broad, with special interest in diverse learner/educator populations, contexts, and content, including teaching and learning in STEM and in foundational areas that enable STEM (e.g., self-regulation, literacy, communication, collaboration, creativity, and socio-emotional skills).
National Science Foundation 2023-12-15 Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems This program calls for innovative, convergent, boundary-crossing proposals that map out new research frontiers. NSF seeks proposals that pursue high-value scientific and technical risks by transcending the perspectives and approaches typical of disciplinary research efforts. The program focuses on four aspects of neural and cognitive systems that are current targets of converging interdisciplinary interests. NCS projects must advance the foundations of one or more of these focus areas, as described further within the solicitation: Neuroengineering and Brain-Inspired Concepts and Designs; Individuality and Variation; Cognitive and Neural Processes in Realistic, Complex Environments; and Data-Intensive Neuroscience and Cognitive Science.
National Science Foundation 2024-01-22 Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems The aim of the Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems (PPoSS) program is to support a community of researchers who will work symbiotically across the multiple disciplines above to perform basic research on scalability of modern applications, systems, and toolchains. The intent is that these efforts will foster the development of principles that lead to rigorous and reproducible artifacts for the design and implementation of large-scale systems and applications across the full hardware/software stack. These principles and methodologies should simultaneously provide guarantees on correctness and accuracy, robustness, and security and privacy of systems, applications, and toolchains. Importantly, PPoSS specifically seeks to fund projects that span the entire hardware/software stack and will lay the groundwork for sustainable approaches for engineering highly performant, scalable, and robust computing applications. The final deadline for planning grants is January 24, 2022.
National Science Foundation Rolling Transitions to Excellence in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences has developed a new opportunity to enable researchers with a strong track record of prior accomplishment to pursue a new avenue of research or inquiry. This funding mechanism is designed to facilitate and promote a PI’s ability to effectively adopt empowering technologies that might not be readily accessible in the PI’s current research environment or collaboration network.
National Science Foundation Rolling Sustaining Infrastructure for Biological Research The Sustaining Infrastructure for Biological Research Program supports the continued operation of existing research infrastructure that advances contemporary biology in any research area supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The Sustaining Program focuses primarily on sustaining critical research infrastructure that is cyberinfrastructure or biological living stocks and that is broadly applicable to a wide range of researchers. Projects are expected to ensure continued availability of existing, mature resources that will enable important science outcomes achieved by users representing a broad range of research supported by BIO and its collaborating organizations.
National Science Foundation Rolling Re-entry to Active Research Program The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems and the Division of Chemistry are conducting a Re-entry to Active Research program to re engage, retrain, and broaden participation within the academic workforce. The primary objective of the RARE program is to catalyze the advancement along the academic tenure-track of highly meritorious individuals who are returning from a hiatus from active research. By providing re-entry points to active academic research, the RARE program will reinvest in the nation’s most highly trained scientists and engineers, while broadening participation and increasing diversity of experience.
National Science Foundation Rolling Plant Genome Research Program The Plant Genome Research Program supports genome-scale research that addresses challenging questions of biological, societal and economic importance. PGRP encourages the development of innovative tools, technologies and resources that empower a broad plant research community to answer scientific questions on a genome-wide scale. Emphasis is placed on the scale and depth of the question being addressed and the creativity of the approach. Data produced by plant genomics should be usable, accessible, integrated across scales and of high impact across biology. Training, broadening participation, and career development are essential to scientific progress and should be integrated in all PGRP-funded projects.
National Science Foundation Rolling Innovation Corps Teams Program The I-Corps Program utilizes experiential learning of customer and industry discovery, coupled with first-hand investigation of industrial processes, to quickly assess the translational potential of inventions. The I-Corps Program is designed to support the commercialization of "deep technologies,” those revolving around fundamental discoveries in science and engineering. The I-Corps Program addresses the skill and knowledge gaps associated with the transformation of basic research into deep technology ventures (DTVs). The purpose of the I-Corps Teams program is to identify NSF-funded researchers to receive additional support in the form of entrepreneurial education, mentoring, and funding to accelerate the translation of knowledge derived from fundamental research into emerging products and services that may attract subsequent third-party funding.
National Science Foundation Rolling Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research The Infrastructure Capacity for Biological Research Program supports the implementation of, scaling of, or major improvements to research tools, products, and services that advance contemporary biology in any research area supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences at NSF. The Capacity Program track focuses on building capacity in research infrastructure that is broadly applicable to a wide range of researchers in three programmatic areas: Cyberinfrastructure, Biological Collections, and Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories. The Innovation Program track focuses on innovative research pertaining to such infrastructure.
National Science Foundation Rolling Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics (GLD) The GLD Program supports innovative fundamental research into processes that shape and modify earth's landscapes over a variety of length and time scales, with a focus on the Holocene. The program encourages research that quantitatively investigates the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in biologic, climatic, and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impacts. Such research may involve fieldwork, modeling, experimentation, theoretical development, or combinations thereof.
National Science Foundation Rolling Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences supports quantitative, mechanistic, predictive, and theory-driven fundamental research designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. While recognizing the need for thorough and accurate descriptions of biological complexes and pathways, the priority of the Division is to support work that advances the field by capturing the predictive power of mechanistic, quantitative, and evolutionary approaches.
National Science Foundation Rolling Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (Part A) Research supported by the Division of Materials Research focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena. This solicitation applies to the following three DMR Topical Materials Research Programs that fund research and educational projects by individual investigators or small groups: Ceramics, Electronic and Photonic Materials, and Solid State and Materials Chemistry.
National Science Foundation Rolling Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs support research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals are welcomed in all of the core scientific program areas supported by IOS. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, nervous system development, structure, modification, function, and evolution; biomechanics and functional morphology, physiological processes, symbioses and microbial interactions, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, plant and animal genomics, and animal behavior. Proposals should focus on organisms as a fundamental unit of biological organization. Principal Investigators are encouraged to apply systems approaches that will lead to conceptual and theoretical insights and predictions about emergent organismal properties.
National Science Foundation Rolling Division of Environmental Biology The Division of Environmental Biology Core supports research and training on evolutionary and ecological processes acting at the level of populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. DEB encourages research that elucidates fundamental principles that identify and explain the unity and diversity of life and its interactions with the environment over space and time. Research may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative studies; synthesis activities; phylogenetic discovery projects; or theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling.
National Science Foundation Rolling Dear Colleague Letter: Sentinel Cells for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Infectious Diseases (Sentinels) This DCL highlights the NSF’s interest of existing programs in the Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Directorate for Engineering in interdisciplinary research for the development of novel biological platforms that are capable of sensing and responding to emerging infectious agents. The mechanism of sensing should be adaptable and or evolvable such that the sentinel cells, or other appropriate biotechnology solutions, are robust to a range of emergent threats, and/or can easily be reprogrammed and deployed once a new threat is identified. Investigators are encouraged not to be limited in their approach, but to think broadly about innovations leveraging biology and engineering to advance adaptable detection of emerging biological threats.
National Science Foundation Rolling Condensed Matter and Materials Theory The CMMT program supports fundamental research that advances conceptual understanding of hard and soft materials, and materials-related phenomena; the development of associated analytical, computational, and data-centric techniques; and predictive materials-specific theory, simulation, and modeling for materials research. First-principles electronic structure, quantum many-body and field theories, statistical mechanics, classical and quantum Monte Carlo, and molecular dynamics, are among the methods used in the broad spectrum of research supported in CMMT.
National Science Foundation Rolling Antarctic Research The Antarctic Sciences Section of the Office of Polar Programs supports cutting-edge research that improves understanding of interactions among the Antarctic region and global systems; expands fundamental knowledge of Antarctic systems, biota, and processes; and utilizes the unique characteristics of the Antarctic region as a science observing platform.
National Science Foundation Rolling (biannual) Law & Science The Law & Science Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, as well as studies of how science and technology are applied in legal contexts. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or legal processes; or the interactions of law and basic sciences, including biology, computer and information sciences, STEM education, engineering, geosciences, and math and physical sciences. Scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, interacting with multiple arenas, and with the participation of multiple actors. The next deadline (after January) is August 2, 2021.
National Science Foundation Rolling (March annually) Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education This program seeks to support projects that evaluate a combination of factors such as the awareness, acceptance, adoption, and adaptation of V&C principles and outcomes including changes in curriculum, laboratories, and student retention, completion, and learning. Collectively, results of these projects are anticipated to describe the nature and extent of V&C’s use within the undergraduate biology curriculum. The projects could also describe key factors and approaches taken by the V&C community that have the potential to be useful for improving undergraduate education in other scientific disciplines or in interdisciplinary STEM education. The next deadline is March 7, 2022.
National Science Foundation Rolling (September annually) Research Traineeship (NRT) Program The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary or convergent research areas, through a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. Future deadlines are September 6 annually.
National Science Foundation 2021-06-14 Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences With an emphasis in helping to launch the careers of pre-tenure faculty in Mathematical and Physical Sciences fields at minority-serving institutions, predominantly undergraduate institutions, and Carnegie Research 2 universities, and with the goal of achieving excellence through diversity, the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences hereby announces a call for Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways proposals. This LEAPS-MPS call also aims to broaden participation to include members from groups underrepresented in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, including Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. These grants are intended to support MPS principal investigators in initiating their research programs early in their careers, particularly at the aforementioned institutions.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2021-06-09 Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health This call for proposals (CFP) will provide funding for new research to rigorously test and evaluate innovative solutions to the wrong-pocket problem that persists across health and social service systems.
Russell Sage Foundation 2021-05-04 Core Programs and Special Initiatives Behavioral Economics; Decision Making & Human Behavior in Context; Future of Work; Social, Political and Economic Inequality. Also accepting proposals focusing on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the U.S. and on systemic racial inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the U.S.
Russell Sage Foundation 2021-06-24 Russell Sage Foundation Welcomes Applications for 2022-23 Visiting Scholars Fellowships The Russell Sage Foundation's Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic, political, and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the foundation in New York City.
Simons Foundation 2021-05-03 Autism Research Initiative Invites Proposals for 2021 Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science Program Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to produce foundational knowledge about the neurobehavioral differences associated with ASD, which will directly inform the development or refinement of tools needed for translational efforts, such as biomarkers and outcome measures. Special emphasis is placed on objective, quantitative measures that may be used in conjunction with standardized clinical measures and genomic information to better triangulate phenotypic and neurobiological variability within and across individuals with ASD.
Social Science Research Council Rolling Just Tech Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants Seeks proposals from across the social sciences and related fields that address the risks, opportunities, and challenges posed by public health surveillance stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic.
William T. Grant Foundation 2021-05-05 William T. Grant Foundation Invites Applications for Research Grants on Reducing Inequality The William T. Grant Foundation is inviting applications for its Research Grants on Reducing Inequality program, which supports high-quality field-initiated studies from a range of disciplines relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States. Through the program, grants of up to $600,000 over three years will be awarded in support of research that aims to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices that can reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. Descriptive studies that clarify mechanisms for reducing inequality or elucidate how or why a specific program, policy, or practice operates to reduce inequality are welcomed. Keywords: policy, education, inequality
American Diabetes Association Varies by award The American Diabetes Association Health Disparities and Diabetes Research Awards The American Diabetes Association is requesting applications for research focused on the impact of diabetes on health disparities and, the impact of health disparities on diabetes and its complications. The goal of this RFA is to identify grants of the highest scientific merit, with greatest potential for successful outcomes and most innovative and transformative, for funding. The breakdown of targeted grant types is: Innovative Clinical or Translational Science, Junior Faculty Development and Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards. The application process and submission deadline varies based on award type.

CESU Opportunities

National Park Service RSOI: Historic Context Study
National Park Service Request for Statements of Interest for a CESU: Historic Context Study on Violence Against People of African Descent, 1500-2020

Detailed Budget Justification Worksheet FY2016
RSOI Historic Context Study_March 2021
Budget Details As Required by NPS FINAL 05-30-2014

Responses to this Request for Statement of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the National Park Service (NPS) and coordinated by the NPS regional office for DOI Regions 3, 4, and 5, located in Omaha, Nebraska. The project involves the development of a historic context study that documents violence carried out against persons of African descent within the United States and its territories for the time period 1500 to 2020.

The historic context shall explore significant trends, episodes, events, and places in a well-researched, well-documented, broad investigation of racially focused violence that has occurred within the nation’s history and responses to that violence.

NPS intends to use fiscal year 2021 funds for this project, possibly up to $180,000. A detailed study proposal and cost estimate is requested at this time. Project award will be subject to the availability of funds.

The Review of Statements of Interest will begin after this RSOI has been posted for 30 days, therefore on April 16, 2021. Please see the links for submission details.