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  • Florida Sea Grant South Atlantic Regional Research on Coastal Community Resilience
    Pre-proposals due: February 13, 2015
    The Sea Grant programs of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) are jointly soliciting pre-proposals for a regional research project focused on coastal community resilience. The team must be comprised of one researcher from each state. Read the RFP here.

  • John Nambu Memorial Research Experience for Undergraduates
    Due: February 15, 2015
    Undergraduate students will be competitively selected to conduct full-time research in sophisticated neuroscience and behavior-oriented labs in Jupiter. Participants will receive a stipend while expanding their scientific expertise. Juniors are encouraged to apply. Learn more and download an application here.

  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities Travel Grant
    Due: February 20, 2015 and August 21, 2015
    Faculty can request up to $800 to cover travel to an ORAU site or lab. Click here for the RFP and here for the application. Contact Camille Coley at ccoley@fau.edu or 291-3461 with questions.

  • Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource
    Letter of Intent due: February 25, 2015, applications by March 25, 2015
    NIH seeks to build a national network of research cores that provide access to collateral expertise in biomedical, behavioral, engineering, and/or psychosocial fields that are relevant to medical rehabilitation research. Download the opportunity here.

  • National Academies Gulf Research Program - deadlines extended
    Exploratory Grants letter of intent due: February 25, 2015, full proposals by March 30, 2015
    Fellowship applications due: February 27, 2015
    The Gulf Research Program exploratory grants aim to jumpstart innovations and transformative ideas by providing seed money for research in its early conceptual phase, activities that can accelerate concept to testing or development of novel approaches. Funds encourage innovators to explore and test ideas, collect preliminary data or use the lessons learned from failed ideas to change course. Apply for fellowships here.

  • Florida Institute of Oceanography Research Grants Program
    Letter of intent due: March 2, 2015, applications by May 20, 2015
    Hosted by the University of South Florida, the institute seeks proposals for the Florida Center of Excellence Research Grants Program. The competitive grant program aims to support science and technology developments that promote the environmental recovery from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the long-term health of Gulf of Mexico natural resources. This program will fund grants focused on coastal fisheries, wildlife research and monitoring off the west coast of Florida. For details, click here.

  • Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
    Letter of intent due: March 6, 2015, application due May 6, 2015
    The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute invites proposals on the gaps in methodological research
    related to conducting patient-centered outcomes research. Results will be used to inform future iterations of the institute's methodology report. For details, click here.

  • Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
    Due: March 6, 2015
    This National Cancer Institute R01 encourages applications from research partnerships comprised of academic and industrial investigators, to accelerate the translation of technologies, methods, assays, devices or systems for pre-clinical or clinical molecular diagnosis, in vitro imaging or spectroscopy to solve a cancer issue. Review the RFP here.

  • Travel Grant to Turkey
    Due: March 7, 2015
    This Atlantic Institute travel grant covers expenses while traveling within Turkey for up to 10 days (airfare excluded). Post-doctorate fellows and faculty at any level in the social sciences and humanities are eligible. Priority will be given to junior faculty/post-docs who are within their first three years of appointment. Details here.
    If you plan to apply, please contact Beth C. Barak at bbarak@fau.edu or 297-2311.

  • Post-doctoral Fellowships in Germany
    Due: March 13, 2015
    The Dahlem Research School's 18-month fellowship funds post-doctoral researchers from all disciplines. The fellowships provide guidance on preparing grant proposals while developing teaching and leadership skills at Freie Universität Berlin. More here.

  • NIH Metabolomics Core for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network
    Letters of intent due: March 15, 2015, applications by April 15, 2015
    This grant will establish a metabolomics core to augment clinical and lab findings of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. It will also assist it in the diagnosis of patients with undiagnosed diseases. Read about the opportunity here.

  • NSF U.S.-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science
    Due: March 16, 2015
    The program seeks advances in theory of computing; algorithm design and analysis; design, verification, and evaluation of software systems; and revolutionary computing models based on emerging scientific ideas. Click here to read the solicitation.

  • BRAIN Initiative: Short Courses in Computational Neuroscience
    Expected due date: March 2015
    NIH seeks to fund the development of short courses to advance investigators' skills in computational neuroscience perspectives and techniques needed to analyze and interpret complex, high-dimensional neuroscience data. Click here for the announcement.

  • BRAIN Initiative: Short Courses in Research Tools and Methods
    Expected due date: March 2015
    NIH is looking to fund development of short courses to build researchers' skills in
    using cutting-edge scientific tools and methods that contribute to BRAIN goals. Read the announcement here.
  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education - Geoscience
    Letter of intent due: January 5, 2015 or August 14, 2015 applications by March 16, 2015 or October 5, 2015
    NSF solicits proposals to increase the number of students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees and/or post-graduate degrees in geoscience. Download the solicitation here.

  • NSF Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME)
    Due: April 30, 2015
    PRIME supports research on evaluation, particularly innovative approaches for determining the impacts of STEM education programs; expanding the foundations for evaluating STEM education and workforce development initiatives, adapting approaches from other fields and growing the capacity of the evaluation field. RFP's here.

  • NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research - Technology Translation
    Letter of intent deadline: March 13, 2015
    Proposal deadline: April 4, 2015
    This program offers opportunities to connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships that encourage, enhance and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. Click here for details.

  • Biological Technologies
    Due: April 30, 2015
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seeks proposals investigating cutting-edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. For details, click here. Contact Camille Coley at ccoley@fau.edu if you are interested in this opportunity.

  • Lifespan Human Connectome Project
    Letter of intent: due May 15, applications by June 15
    The Neuroscience Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a collaborative framework through which 15 NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices jointly support neuroscience-related research to accelerate discoveries and lower the burden of nervous system disorders. Read the aging and adolescent focused opportunities.

  • Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG)
    Deadline: June 02, 2015; first Tuesday in June, Annually Thereafter
    The RTG program supports efforts to improve research training by involving students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members in structured research groups.

  • Systems Biology and Antibacterial Resistance
    Letter of intent due: June 9, applications by July 9
    This NIH program supports a multi-disciplinary systems biology approach to study the molecular interaction networks of the pathogen and the host in association with antibacterial resistance or in response to treatment of antibacterial resistant infections.
Funding Opportunities with Multiple Deadlines

  • National Research Council Fellowships
    Deadlines vary
    Council fellowships promote excellence in federal scientific and technological research through programs offering graduate, postdoctoral and senior-level research opportunities at sponsoring federal labs and affiliated organizations . Details here.

  • National Cancer Institute Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity
    Deadlines vary
    This program seeks to build research skills and experience in advanced methods and experimental approaches needed for patient-oriented research among under-represented individuals with a health professional doctoral degree in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences. Read the solicitation here.

  • NSF Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities
    Proposals accepted anytime
    Major funding areas are the acquisition or upgrade of research equipment, development of new instrumentation or software, support of national or regional mini-user facilities and support for early career investigators. Download the solicitation here.

  • Ebola Virus Computing
    Deadlines vary
    Among topics of particular interest to NSF's Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure are software development activities like those that would be funded by Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (details here ). Click here for the Software Structure for Sustained Innovation RFP. Read the Nov. 13 Dear Colleague letter here.

  • Gates Foundation Grand Challenges
    Deadlines vary by program
    Announced on October 7, 2014, Grand Challenges grant opportunities focuses on several initiatives including: Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development; a citizen engagement program called Making All Voices Count; Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control; New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission; New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children; Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments; Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age; a neglected tropical diseases program, New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions. Grand Challenges grant opportunities focus on several initiatives ranging from healthy birth to mobile money payments to brain development. Click here for details and here for information on Grand Challenges in Global Health.

  • NIH Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication
    Multiple deadlines
    These grants support innovative research that identifies sources of spatial uncertainty in public health data, incorporates the inaccuracy or instability into statistical methods, and develops novel tools to visualize the nature and consequences of spatial uncertainty. Click below for the funding announcements:
    R21 , R01 and R03 .

  • NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
    Multiple deadlines
    NSF seeks proposals to address immediate challenges and opportunities that face undergraduate STEM education. Download the request for proposal here.

  • NIH Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01)
    Deadline: multiple dates
    This program funds collaboration between the U.S. and low-and middle-income country scientists on brain and other nervous system function and disorders. Download the announcement here.

  • NIH Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence (R01)
    Deadline: multiple dates
    Applications are sought to produce adherence interventions that will improve behavioral adherence and healthcare outcomes that are feasible in real-world practice. Read the announcement here.

    Deadlines vary
    Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) supports institutional transformation in STEM. Click here for the RFP.

  • NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
    Deadlines vary
    This program supports diversification of the STEM workforce, with emphasis on innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences. Click here for details.

  • Research Interests of Air Force Office of Scientific Research (BAA-AFOSR-2014-0001)
    Open until superseded
    Specific topic instructions may recommend proposal submission by specific dates. Click on the above link for more information including research area descriptions.

  • NSF Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) Core Programs
    Deadlines vary by project budget size
    NSF's Division of Information and Intelligent System supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

    •    The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program;
    •    The Information Inte-gration and Informatics (III) program; and
    •    The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

    Download the solicitation here.

  • Defense Health Program- Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program - Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2014
    The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides $200 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP).  The vision of the PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries.  The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address one of the FY14 congressionally directed topic areas with original ideas that foster new directions in basic science and translational research; novel product development leading to improved therapeutic or diagnostic tools; or clinical trials that address an immediate clinical need.  This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

    The PRMRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications.  FY14 PRMRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions are anticipated to be posted on Grants.gov in April 2014.  Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released.  This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.

    A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (https://eBRAP.org) prior to the pre-application deadline.  Applications must be submitted through the federal government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  Requests for email notification of the Program Announcement release may be sent to help@eBRAP.org.  Email notifications of funding opportunities are sent as a courtesy and should not be used as a sole source of notification; applicants should monitor Grants.gov for official postings of funding opportunities.
    For more information about the PRMRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

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