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Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenges Explorations Round 10 Grants Announced
Over 50 new grants of US$100,000 each will be made to investigators from 18 countries and mark the tenth round of funding from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative seeking to lower the barriers for testing innovative ideas in global health and development. Also announced was additional funding of up to US$1 million each for four Grand Challenges Explorations projects to enable grantees to advance their work. Please read the press release at www.grandchallenges.org/about/Newsroom/Pages/GCERound10Grants.aspx and the grant summaries at http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/GrantsAwarded.aspx. Additional opportunities for funding can be found at http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx.
NSF CAREER Proposal Deadlines - The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's (NSF) 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. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.
NSF CAREER Proposal Deadlines:
July 22, 2013 (BIO, CISE, EHR, OCI)
July 23, 2013 (ENG)
July 24, 2013 (GEO, MPS, SBE, OPP)
NOTE: To be eligible to apply for an NSF CAREER award, the PI must be on a tenure-track position as an assistant professor and must not have previously received a CAREER award. For more information on the NSF CAREER Proposal, please visit: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11690/nsf11690.pdf. For information on the video conference, contact Beth Barak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due January 2013 - October 2013 - German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)- Various Opportunities - The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Each year DAAD, its Regional Branch Offices, its Information Centers, and DAAD Professors around the globe provide information and financial support to over 67,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study. Located in New York, San Francisco, and Toronto, DAAD North America is here to advise students, faculty and current DAAD fellows in the US and Canada. Various opportunities exist for faculty and graduate students, including a Visiting Professorship Program, Co-operative Research Grants, German Language Studies, and RISE Worldwide for interns in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering. For more information visit: www.daad.org/page.
Due February 1, 2013; May 1, 2013; August 1, 2013; or November 1, 2013 - The National Research Council of the National Academies Announces the Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs for 2013 - The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on the website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/index.htm.
Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if their application is recommended by NRC panels. Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC WebRap system. Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks following the application deadline. Prospective applicants should read carefully the details of the program to which they are applying. In particular, note eligibility details. Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions (open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents) and some laboratories have research opportunities that are not open to senior applicants (more than 5 years beyond the PhD). When searching for research opportunities you may limit your search to only those laboratories which match your eligibility criteria. In addition, note the application deadlines, as not all laboratories participate in all reviews. Contact the NRC directly at 202-334-2760 or email@example.com if additional information is required.
May 24, 2013 - RFI: NSB Examines Regulatory Burden on PIs
The National Science Board (NSB), the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) policy and advisory board, has issued a request for information (RFI) for principal investigators with federally funded research activity to identify those federal policies and institutional requirements that increase the investigator’s administrative workload. The RFI, published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2013 (78FR19329) and available on the NSB website (at: http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/) requires comments no later than May 24, 2013.
Due June 3, 2013 - Upcoming webinars for grant competitions from the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office at the U.S. Department of Education
The Fiscal Year 2013 competition for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program was announced in the Federal Register on May 2, 2013. The due date for submitting applications will be June 3, 2013. The DDRA Program highlights are as follows:
To register for this webinar, and for additional information on how to apply to the program, please go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html.
Due August 1, 2013 - 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program - The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due August 16, 2013 - American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Awards - Pathway is a bold new initiative to radically transform diabetes research. The vision is simple yet revolutionary: find a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity and equip them with the freedom, autonomy and financial and professional resources to set them on the road to breakthrough discoveries.
Pathway awards will support exceptional, creative scientists; individuals who are early in their diabetes research careers, or who are currently in other disciplines, but are interested in applying their expertise to diabetes research for the first time.
Pathway will provide the means to conduct transformative science, including:
Due September 30, 2013 - NASA Solicits Ideas for International Space Station Research - NASA's International Space Station National Laboratory and Technology Demonstration offices are asking for proposals on how the space station may be used to develop advanced or improved exploration technologies. NASA also is seeking proposals about how new approaches, technologies and capabilities could improve the unique laboratory environment of the orbiting outpost. The announcement will provide successful proposers access to the space station's microgravity environment, crew support and robotic servicing The NASA Research Announcement, "Soliciting Proposals for Exploration Technology Demonstration and National Lab Utilization Enhancements," may be viewed at: http://go.nasa.gov/Uqkccz. For more information on the International Space Station and its research, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station/.
NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) - The NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce its 2013 student and faculty programs:
Space Grant Fellowship Program (SGFP): http://floridaspacegrant.org/programs/space-grant-fellowship-program/
Florida Space Research Program (FSRP): http://floridaspacegrant.org/programs/florida-space-research-program-fsrp/
NASA Internships: FSGC will provide the stipend for up to 6 students (enrolled in a Florida university or college) who are selected for summer internships at NASA centers through the NASA internship website (intern.nasa.gov)
All these programs can also be accessed from the main FSGC web page: http://www.floridaspacegrant.org.
Pre-proposal Due January 15, 2014 - Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) - GoMRI is pleased to announce the development of the GoMRI Request for Proposals for 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia. The purpose of the 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia RFP, to be released in mid-November 2013, is to select the research activities for GoMRI Years 5–7 (1 January 2015–31 December 2017) involving Research Consortia, defined as a contractual arrangement between a PI and co-PIs at four or more institutions. The total funds available for distribution to Research Consortia through the 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia RFP will be approximately $35 million per year. A RFP for individual and small research group investigations will be forthcoming in late 2014. Unlike previous RFPs, the 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia RFP will include a pre-proposal step. Pre-proposals will be required to qualify for submission of a full proposal in response to the 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia RFP. Based on evaluation of the pre-proposals, applicants will receive feedback encouraging or discouraging them to submit a full proposal. Submission of a pre-proposal will be required for submission of a full proposal, regardless of the nature of the feedback. Even if a pre-proposal is discouraged from submission of a full proposal, the applicants may submit a full proposal. Failure to submit a pre-proposal will disqualify a full proposal. For more information, visit: http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/.
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