FY2014 IOOS/OAP Marine Sensor and Other Advanced Observing Technologies Transition Project
The Programs are seeking Letters of Intent (LOIs) from prospective investigators relating how their project ideas align with either of two topic areas: 1) a very broad topic of marine sensor transitions, and 2) a narrower topic of ocean acidification observing technologies to better serve the ocean observing needs for impacted or potentially vulnerable industries or stakeholders (e.g., fisheries, coral reef conservation, state agencies, others.) NOAA PIs are eligible to apply. There are two subthemes to the RFP - one focused on broad sensor development (which can include OA) and one more narrowly focused on development of OA observing technologies for use by impacted or potentially vulnerable stakeholders. http://www.oceanacidification.noaa.gov/FundingOpportunities.aspx
Due February 1 or August 1, 2014 - NSF Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate’s Science, Technology & Society (STS) solicitation
STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferrable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy.
The STS review process is approximately six months. It includes appraisal of proposals by ad hoc reviewers selected for their expertise and by an advisory panel that meets twice a year. The deadlines for the submission of proposals are February 1st for proposals to be funded as early as July, and August 1st for proposals to be funded in or after January. For more information, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12509/nsf12509.pdf
Applications due March 5 - Hydro Research Foundation
The Hydro Research Foundation will provide opportunities and benefits to outstanding early career graduate students. Preference will be given to Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students.
Areas of interest include:
- Advances in Hydropower Equipment
- Advanced Material Applications
- Environmental and Societal
- Project Implementation, Management and Operations
- Protection of Critical Hydropower Infrastructure
- Market Trends and Strategies
- Simulation and Optimization Tools
- Water Management Innovations
- New Research Topics
The program is funded by the Department of Energy and is managed by The Hydro Research Foundation. The Hydro Research Foundations intends to award 8-10 fellowships funded by the Department of Energy and industry partners. The awards will be funded beginning June 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.hydrofoundation.org/awardInfo.html.
Due March 7 - PCORI Issues Funding Announcements Offering Up To $206 Million in Research Support
PCORI announces the latest round of research funding opportunities, offering up to $206 million to support comparative effectiveness research (CER) designed to answer the health and healthcare questions of greatest concern to patients and other healthcare stakeholders. Currently accepting proposals for patient-centered outcomes studies through eight PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs). For more information, visit: http://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/funding-center/.
Blavatnik Travel Fellowships
Consistent with the Academy's intention to encourage highly qualified early career investigators (graduate/undergraduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty), women, racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and other individuals who traditionally have been underrepresented in science to pursue professional careers in the sciences, the Academy provides Travel Fellowships to defray (in part) the travel, lodging, and registration costs for meritorious individuals to attend and present their scholarly achievements at Academy symposia. Awardees are selected via a competitive application process. Current Travel Fellowship opportunities are listed below. Please visit the individual symposium website for further information regarding eligibility criteria and application guidelines.
Companion Diagnostics: From Biomarker Identification to Market Entry
April 28-29, 2014
New York, NY
Application Deadline: Friday, March 14, 2014
Targeting VEGF-mediated Tumor Angiogenesis in Cancer Therapy
June 19-20, 2014
New York, NY
Application Deadline: Friday, April 4, 2014
Due April 5 - PHS 2014-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]): Division of Aging Biology
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications. The Division of Aging Biology sponsors research on the molecular, cellular, genetic, and physiological causes and consequences of aging processes. The ultimate goal is to develop interventions to reduce and/or delay age-related degenerative processes in humans. For more information, visit: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications. The Division of Aging Biology sponsors research on the molecular, cellular, genetic, and physiological causes and consequences of aging processes. The ultimate goal is to develop interventions to reduce and/or delay age-related degenerative processes in humans. For more information, visit: http://pivot.cos.com/funding_opps/6557.
Due April 29 - NSF 14-534: Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN): 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability
The goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition is to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability. The 2014 SRN competition will fund research networks with a focus on urban sustainability. Proposals should identify an ambitious and nationally important theme in urban sustainability, present a creative and innovative research agenda that builds upon existing work in this area, and describe how a network of researchers and other stakeholders will be supported that integrates a variety of disciplines, sectors and backgrounds in order to create new perspectives and yield significant new understanding and knowledge. For more information, visit: www.nsf.gov/sees or http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14534/nsf14534.pdf.
Due August 5 -PHS 2014-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42]): Division of Aging Biology
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications. The Division of Aging Biology sponsors research on the molecular, cellular, genetic, and physiological causes and consequences of aging processes. The ultimate goal is to develop interventions to reduce and/or delay age-related degenerative processes in humans. For more information, visit: http://pivot.cos.com/funding_opps/142345.
Defense Health Program- Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriation Announcement
The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides $200 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). The funding is provided to support select medical research projects of clear scientific merit and direct relevance to military health. Research support is restricted to the following congressionally directed topic areas: Acupuncture, Arthritis, Chronic Migraine and Posttraumatic Headache, Congenital Heart Disease, DNA Vaccine Technology for Postexposure Prophylaxis, Dystonia, Epilepsy, Food Allergies, Fragile X Syndrome, Hereditary Angioedema, Illnesses Related to Radiation Exposure, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Interstitial Cystitis, Lupus, Malaria, Metabolic Disease, Neuroprosthetics, Pancreatitis, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis, Psychotropic Medications, Respiratory Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis Segmental Bone Defects, and Tinnitus.
The vision of the PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries. This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
All applications must conform to the final program announcements and application instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov (http://grants.gov) website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov. A listing of all USAMRMC funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
US-Israel Binational Science Foundation Calls for Proposals
The U.S-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) has issued two new CALLS FOR PROPOSALS in its special programs:
1. `Transformative Science`, a special program for ground breaking ideas in scientific research. You can find the CALL using the link:
2. `Prof. R. Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists`, a special program supporting short, research related, trips of young American scientists to Israel, and young Israeli scientists to the U.S. You can find the CALL using the link: http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-TravelGrant-call.PDF.
Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) Education Program Solicitation
Program Description: Proposals are sought for educational courses, workshops, and other educational activities in the energy area which target undergraduate and graduate students, industry professionals, and the adult lay public in the State of Florida. Of specific interest are series of courses comprising minor or certificate programs in sustainable energy, as well as survey courses/workshops in energy, both of which would be also offered online. However, all energy education proposals that have large impact in the state of Florida are encouraged. Proposals involving K-12 outreach/education are not part of this request.
Cover Page: Title and full contact information for PI
Abstract: One page max abstract highlighting the educational activity and summarizing the impact to the State of Florida
Body of Proposal: Five pages maximum, single-spaced, 12 point font and one-inch margins outlining the proposed educational activity. Please provide details regarding the following:
- Format/syllabus of the course, materials to be used and/or developed and disseminated, schedule to be followed, names of speakers/teachers
- Details about the projected composition and size (numbers of people) of the target audience in the State of Florida
- How the educational activity will be assessed
- How often the education activity will be offered. Is this a one-time activity? If not, what is the sustainability plan and associated commitment letter from the relevant parties.
- Period of performance indicating timeline for preparation/development and delivery of educational activity.
- Budget with justification. No indirect costs are to be included.
Resume: Include resumes/CVs of up to three pages for the PI and any co-PIs. Include a list or text associated with other previous activities related to the proposed educational project.
Merit Review Criteria
Proposals will be reviewed by the FESC Steering Committee and will be selected based on the merit of the educational activity, commitment of relevant university leadership, and the impact to the State of Florida. Proposals which map to the areas of special interest as outlined in the Program Description will be given special consideration.
Application Due Date
Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit applications electronically to Canan Balaban, Associate Director of FESC, firstname.lastname@example.org. Awards will be made until FESC educational funds are exhausted.
During the project period, a short report – less than two pages – will need to be submitted to Canan Balaban two times per year to include as part of the FESC biannual reports. A final report (up to ten pages) outlining accomplishments and budget expenditures needs to be submitted at the end of the project period.
Please contact Jennifer Curtis, Interim FESC Director, at email@example.com or 352-392-0946 if you have any questions.
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