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  • Florida Sea Grant Scholars Program for Students
    Due: Feb. 1
    Five $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to high-achieving full-time students conducting innovative ocean and coastal-related research. Learn more about this opportunity here.

  • Long-Term Ecological Research
    Preliminary proposal due: Feb. 1, full proposals by Aug. 2
    NSF is seeking new research sites for its Long-Term Ecological Research program to enable research to advance the understanding of long-term ecological dynamics, processes and phenomena. Details here.

  • Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership
    Due: Feb. 1
    Space Florida seeks Florida-Israel company partnerships to create and promote greater R&D aerospace technologies for space research. Universities can compete as subcontractors for up to $1 million in grant awards to Florida companies. To learn more, click here.

  • NEH Public Scholar Program
    Due: Feb. 2
    Through this grant, the National Endowment for Humanities supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Projects may be at any stage of development. For details, click here.

  • Research Using Biosamples and Subjects from Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies - Complication
    Letter of intent due: Feb. 3, applications by March 3
    NIH is soliciting applications for studies on the complications of Type 1 diabetes using subjects and/or samples from clinical studies on type 1 diabetes. Download the solicitation here.

  • Impact of the Use of Glucose Monitoring and Control Technologies
    Letter of intent due: Feb. 3, applications by March 3
    NIH seeks applications proposing clinical studies of blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration technologies in older adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Read the call for applications here.

  • Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering
    Due: Feb. 9
    This NSF program invites proposals in two categories. "Foundation" applications focus on the development of novel techniques or theoretical analyses. "Innovative" applications focus on the development of new big data techniques, methodologies and technologies for specific areas. Read more about this opportunity here.

  • Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development Program
    Open for Submissions: Feb. 9, applications due by March 9
    NIH is seeking investigators that will facilitate the development of a safe and effective prophylactic vaccine against HIV/AIDS. Read the announcement here.

  • Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism Consortia Research Resource Core
    Letter of intent due: Feb. 10, applications by March 10
    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism seeks integrated, multidisciplinary, collaborative research projects studying neuronal mechanisms of excessive alcohol intake associated with alcohol dependence. To read the RFP, click here.

  • John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
    Due: Feb. 12
    This program matches graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branch of the federal government in Washington D.C. for a one-year paid fellowship. For more information click here.
    The program director encourages applicants to seek guidance on how to develop a competitive application. To schedule a face-to-face meeting or a call with Dr. Karl Havens, email Jackie Whitehouse or call 352-392-5870.

  • Geosciences Graduate Student Grant
    Due: Feb. 15
    The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Grants-in-Aid program seeks to foster geosciences research among students currently enrolled masters or Ph.D. programs whose thesis research has application to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources. Related environmental geology issues are eligible too. For details, click here.

  • Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination
    Due: Feb. 15
    This program seeks instrumentation development that has broad applicability to ocean science research projects and that enhances observational, experimental or analytical capabilities of ocean science research. Learn more about this program here.

  • Scalable Nanomanufacturing
    Due: Feb. 16
    This solicitation focuses on scalable nanomanufacturing challenges and societal and educational issues associated with continuing advances in nanomanufacturing. Read the solicitation here.

  • Rare Neurological and Neuromuscular Diseases
    Application due: Feb. 18, letter of intent due 30 days prior
    The NIH is seeking to support clinical studies that will fill gaps in the design of upcoming clinical trials in rare neurological and neuromuscular diseases by validating clinical outcome measures or biomarkers or by characterizing cohorts of relevant patients. Read the call for applications here.

  • Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences
    Proposals due: Feb. 29
    The NSF seeks to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in social, behavioral and economic areas. Read the solicitation here.

  • National Robotics Initiative
    Due: March 7
    A revision of NSF 15-505, multiple federal agencies are supporting this project to provide research leadership to develop the next generation of robots to encourage communities to focus on innovative applications where robots collaborate with humans. Of interest is creating next-generation operational systems in: space and undersea exploration, healthcare and rehabilitation, military and homeland security, civil and environmental infrastructure protection, assistive devices for improving independence and quality of life, and safer driving. To read the RFP, click here.

  • New Concepts and Early -
    Stage Research for Large - Scale
    Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System

    Due: March 15
    This Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) opportunity seeks applications for innovative technologies that are in an early stage of development. Read the announcement here.

  • International Research Network Connections Europe and Africa
    Due: March 17
    NSF's International Research Network Connections program funds high-performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the agency's research community. To read the RFP, click here.

  • Dimensions of Biodiversity
    Due: March 17
    This initiative promotes novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in understanding the diversity of life on Earth. Research must use a broad view of biodiversity, and focus on the intersection of genetic, phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. For details, click here.

  • NSF Data Infrastructure Building Blocks
    Due: April 4
    This solicitation seeks scalable cyberinfrastructure capabilities that build upon existing community infrastructure and address programmatic areas of interest across the participating directorates.To read the solicitation, click here.

  • Addiction Research: There's an App for That
    Due: April 29
    The objective of this new NIH challenge is to promote the development of innovative mobile applications (apps) for future addiction studies. Three monetary prizes may be awarded, with $50,000 for first place. Read more about this opportunity here.

  • Development of New Technologies and Bioengineering Solutions for the Advancement of Cell Replacement Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes
    Letter of intent due: May 28, applications by June 28
    This program seeks Small Business Innovation Research grant applications for funding to perform research leading to the development of innovative technologies that may advance progress toward more effective cell replacement therapies for Type 1 diabetes. Read more here.

  • Gulf Research Program
    Multiple deadlines
    The Gulf Research Program has announced three competitions and a synthesis grant. For more details, click here.

  • Investigator-Initiated Physics Research Projects
    Multiple deadlines
    NSF supports research and education across a broad range of physics disciplines. All proposals submitted to the Physics Division that are not governed by another solicitation (such as CAREER and MRI) should be submitted to this solicitation. For more details, read the solicitation here.

  • Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
    Multiple deadlines
    NSF has released a new Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program solicitation. Awards will be made in three research categories, each focusing on a different stage of research and development: Exploration, Design and Implementation, and Integration. View the full announcement.

  • 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.

  • Pilot Clinical Trials for the Spectrum of Alzheimers Disease and Age-related Cognitive Decline
    Multiple deadlines
    NIH invites applications to develop and implement Phase I or II clinical trials of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in individuals with age-related cognitive decline and in individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Learn more about this opportunity here.

  • Strategies to Increase Delivery of Guideline-Based Care to Populations with Health Disparities
    Multiple deadlines, letter of intent due 30 days prior
    This R01 funds cutting-edge studies to test strategies to accelerate the adoption of recommendations into clinical practice among populations with health disparities. Proposals emphasizing providers who care for clinical populations with significant cardiovascular, lung, blood and sleep disorders should consider applying. Read the RFP here.

  • National Cancer Institute Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity
    Multiple deadlines
    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.

  • 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 .

  • NIH Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence (R01)
    Multiple deadlines
    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.

  • Exploratory/Developmental BioEngineering Research Grants
    Multiple deadlines
    This grant aims to foster the exploration and development of innovative technologies, models, techniques, designs or methods with the potential to advance biomedical research by using quantitative science concepts to transform our understanding of biological, clinical or translational science. For more information, click here.

  • NIH Drug Discovery For Nervous System Disorders
    Multiple deadlines
    This solicitation seeks applications directed toward the discovery and pre-clinical testing of novel compounds for the prevention and treatment of nervous system disorders. Read the RFP here.

  • Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    Due: Open until superseded
    The Air Force seeks proposals for fundamental research offering significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in two scientific departments: Engineering and Information Science and Physical and Biological Sciences. Click here to read the solicitation. Contact Camille Coley in the Division of Research if you plan to apply.

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