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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Health Services Research Projects: Making Health Care Safer in Ambulatory and Long Term Care Settings
    Letter of intent due: March 27, applications by April 27
    This R01 supports research on the epidemiology of patient safety in ambulatory care settings and long term care facilities, strategies to improve safety in these environments and creation of evidence-based tools to facilitate implementation of these strategies. Read the announcement.

  • Administrative Supplement Providing Research Experiences for Physicians and Medical Students from Diverse Backgrounds
    Due: April 1, 2015
    A supplement to active National Institute of Mental Health grants, this award enhances research experiences for outstanding early career physicians and medical students from underrepresented backgrounds. Download the announcement here.

  • U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
    White paper due: April 3, full proposals by June 5
    The basic research program supports projects that aim to expand fundamental knowledge and discover general principles in the behavioral and social sciences. Primarily applied research projects or those focused on physiology, psychopathology or behavioral health are not supported. Click here for the announcement. A white paper is strongly encouraged for those planning to submit a full proposal. Contact Camille Coley (ccoley@fau.edu) in the Division of Research to consult with American Defense International.

  • Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science
    Due: April 8, 2015
    This NSF program fosters long-term partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers, community college and university faculty and students. The goal is to bring fresh research experiences and new STEM knowledge from the university to the K-12 classroom. Solicitation revisions include duration of research component and follow-up activities. Download the RFP here.

  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award
    Due: April 13
    Assistant or Associate Professors within five years of appointment to a tenure-track position are encouraged to submit eight-page proposals. This opportunity is appropriate for researchers in medicine, engineering, physics, math, computer science and other areas. Monitor this program if you don't see your field listed, as topics vary. RFP here, past topics here.

  • NSF STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)
    Due: April 14, 2015
    STEM+C aims to markedly enhance the learning and teaching of STEM subjects by K-12 students and educators through research and development of courses, curriculum, course materials, pedagogies, instructional strategies or models that creatively integrate computing into STEM disciplines, or integrate STEM content into the teaching and learning of computing. Read the RFP here.

  • I-Corps for Learning - Stimulating Innovation in STEM Education
    Due: April 15
    This program encourages initiatives that take discoveries and promising practices from education research and development to promoting opportunities for widespread use. Teams will receive support - in the form of mentoring and funding - to accelerate innovation in learning that can be successfully scaled sustainably. For more details, click here.

  • The Space Coast Women in Defense Scholarship
    Due April 15, 2015
    Eligible applicants are female undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in a regionally accredited Florida university or college pursuing a career related to national security, defense or a STEM-related field. Full eligibility details and an application are online.

  • Google Research Awards
    Due: April 15 and October 15, 2015
    These one-year awards support the work of world-class full-time faculty members doing cutting-edge research in computer science, engineering and related fields. Awards typically support a graduate student for one year. Click here for details.

  • Mentor/American Heart Association Mentee Award
    Deadline extended: April 17
    This program funds mentors to work with AHA early-career grantees who are working in new or difficult areas of inquiry or potential for new discovery or are from underrepresented groups in science. For details, click here. Contact:apply@heart.org.

  • 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.

  • U.S Department of Education Fellowships for Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
    Webinar: March 11
    Due date: April 28

    This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies. Conctact: Dr. Pamela Maimer at pamela.maimer@ed.gov. Click here to register for webinar.

  • 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.

  • Cracking the Olfactory Code: An Ideas Lab Activity
    Preliminary proposal due: May 1, full proposal by July 31
    Labs are intensive workshops focused on solving grand challenge problems. The aim of this ideas lab is to facilitate the implementation of innovative research projects to understand the nature of olfactory processing and sensory representations in the brain in general. This multi-directorate program is part of NSF's effort towards the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Read the announcement.

  • Long Term Ecological Research National Communication Office
    Due: May 6
    NSF seeks to create a new office to coordinate research, education, and outreach programs across 25 existing projects. Details here

  • Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure
    Due: by mid-May
    NSF plans to fund several conferences that identify needs for advanced computing infrastructure in support of future computational research. Read about conference topics and other details in the Dear Colleague letter. While there's no firm deadline, proposals submitted earlier have a higher chance of success to allow workshop reports to be finalized by the fall. Budget should stay under $50,000.

  • 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.

  • High-End Instrumentation Grant
    Due: May 29
    This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services solicitation encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade an item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $600,000. Announcement here.

  • 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.

  • Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation
    Implentation proposals due: June 3, conceptualization proposals accepted any time
    This program aims to develop a software ecosystem that scales from individual or small groups of software innovators to large hubs of software excellence. Robust partnerships are envisioned to develop and steward a sustainable software infrastructure that can enhance productivity and accelerate innovation in science and engineering. Only three proposals per institution, one proposal per class. If your interested in submitting a proposal, contact Camille Coley. Read the solicitation here.

  • 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.

  • The Role of Exosomes in HIV Neuropathogenesis Research
    Letter of intent due Aug. 2, applications by Sept. 2
    The Department of Health and Human Services invites applications focused on defining the central role of exosomes in the neuropathogenesis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) and determining the potential use of exosomes as biomarkers for HAND or as delivery vehicles for CNS targeted therapeutics. Click here for more information.

  • Drug Development Research Project Grant
    Due: Aug. 14
    The Food and Drug Administration solicits R01 applications to develop or support the development of new animal drugs intended for minor use in major species or intended for use in minor species. Read the announcement here.

  • Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
    Due: Aug. 17
    This program supports basic scientific research on the causes, consequences and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Among the numerous research priority areas are: resilience and robustness of socio-cultural systems; economy, culture, migration and globalization; and language and culture. Solicitation here.

  • NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
    August 26, 2015; May 22, 2015 if access to Antarctica is required

    REU Sites is for new projects to engage students. REU Supplements support one or two students and may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF awards or may be requested for ongoing NSF research. Download the RFP here.

  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program
    Due: October 16, 2015
    This grant supports early stage investigators of exceptional creativity with the promise of making a major impact on important biomedical and behavioral research problems. Download the solicitation here.

  • U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command - Extramural Medical Research
    Proposals due: Sept. 30, pre-proposals in advance
    Projects must be for scientific study rather than a specific system or hardware solution. Research is expected to benefit military and civilian medical practice and knowledge. Announcement here. Contact Camille Coley (ccoley@fau.edu) in the Division of Research to confer with American Defense International.

  • Research in Computational Neuroscience -  Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function
    October 29, 2015
    NSF, NIH and Germany, Israel and France are supporting collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders and computational strategies. Cost sharing is not required. Click here for the solicitation.

Funding Opportunities with Multiple Deadlines

  • Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Proposals
    Multiple deadlines
    The CAREER Program is a foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Click here for more information.

  • 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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