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  • NSF Documenting Endangered Languages
    Due: October 6, 2014; September 15, 2015
    NSF and the National Endowment for the Humanities jointly are supporting projects emphasizing language description, infrastructure and/or computational methods. Download the solicitation here .

  • NIH Director's Pioneer Award
    Deadline: October 10, 2014
    This award supports exceptionally creative individual scientists pursuing approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research. Read the solicitation here . Awardees are expected to dedicate at least 51% of their research effort to endeavors supported by this award.

  • Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG)
    Deadline: October 14, 2014, 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.

  • U.S. Dept. of Energy Novel In Situ Imaging and Measurement Technologies for Biological Systems Science
    Pre-application due: October 15, 2014; application due: December 18, 2014
    The anticipated outcome of this FOA is the development of in situ imaging and measurement technologies that can (1) resolve multiple key metabolic processes over time within or among cells and (2) bridge the critical gap in linking molecular-scale information to whole-cell, systems-level understanding. Click here for details.

  • NSF Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change
    Due: October 15, 2014; October 15, 2015
    This project supports the scientific objects of the U.S. Global Change Research Program by fostering interdisciplinary research and synthesis of climate data. Download RFP here .

  • NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
    Deadline: October 15, 2014; third Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter
    Proposed research must be in an area of mathematics and statistics. Awardees will select a sponsoring scientist to provide mentoring in research and training.

  • Pilot Effectiveness Studies and Services Research Grants
    Due: October 17, 2014 and February 17, 2015; letters of intent 30 days prior
    The purpose of this grant is to encourage pilot research consistent with NIMH's priorities for effectiveness research on interventions with previously demonstrated efficacy, for use with broader target populations or for use in community settings. It also addresses innovative services research directions that require preliminary testing or development. The RFP is available here .

  • NASA Seeks Proposals to Explore Europa

    This colorized surface image of Europa shows the blue-white terrains that indicate relatively pure water ice. Scientists are interested in these features because they may offer a way to investigate the habitability of the moon's interior ocean. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute
NASA seeks proposals on science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's moon Europa that address fundamental questions about the icy moon and the search for life beyond Earth. The agency will first select about 20 proposals in April 2015. It will then provide approximately $25 million for selectees to advance instrument formulation and development as part of a Phase A concept study. After a review, agency officials will select eight instruments or so to be built. Read more here.
Deadline: October 17, 2014

  • U.S. Department of Energy Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts
    Webinar: October 8, 2014 Concept papers due: October 30, 2014; applications due: December 15, 2014
    The Department seeks proposals to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019. Proposals are sought to overcome the high cost of production and the low yield of biofuel and bioproduct feedstocks produced from algae, both obstacles to the commercialization of algal biofuels. Click here for webinar details.

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
    Deadline: November 3, 2014
    Five-year awards provide $500,000 to shed light on how infectious disease systems work by encouraging assistant professors to take on fundamental biological questions at the intersection of human and microbial biology
    Click here for details.

  • NSF Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure
    Letter of intent deadline: November 6, 2014; proposal deadline: December 3, 2014
    This award aims to create a network coordination office, experimental facilities, cyberinfrastructure, and computational modeling and simulation tools for earthquake engineering and wind engineering research. Read the solicitation here .

  • Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations
    Deadline: November 12, 2014
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invites two-page proposals for innovative global health and development solutions. Click here for details and here to participate in the foundation's global health LinkedIn group.

  • NIH Connectomes Related to Human Disease
    Due: November 14, 2014, July 14, 2015
    The purpose of the Human Connectome Project has been to develop and share knowledge about the structural and functional connectivity of the human brain. The purpose of this solicitation is to expand the program's data to disease/disorder cohorts of interest to the institutes and centers that are participating in this announcement. Download the solicitation here .

  • NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards
    Letter of intent due: December 15, 2014; application by January 15, 2015
    The program funds a national network of medical research institutions working to transform clinical and translational science. Download the request for proposal here .

  • Department of Defense - Defense University Research Instrumentation Program
    Deadline: November 17, 2014
    DURIP helps universities acquire research instrumentation in support of military-relevant research and development. Click here to read the announcement. Contact Camille Coley at ccoley@fau.edu prior to reaching out to program officers.

  • NSF Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems
    Due: November 18, 2014
    This program is part of an NSF-wide investment focusing on Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) that result in environmental and economic sustainability.

  • Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
    Deadline: December 8, 2014
    The NSF Division of Ocean Sciences offers postdoctoral research fellowships to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to work within and across traditional disciplinary lines, develop partnerships, and avail themselves of unique resources, sites and facilities. Click here for more.

  • NSF Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
    Letter of intent due: December 10, 2014; applications by January 26, 2015
    This new program supports transformative and integrative research to accelerate understanding of neural and cognitive systems. View the solicitation here .

  • NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships
    Preliminary proposal deadline: December 11, 2014; proposal deadline: June 16, 2015
    This program supports innovative research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term investments. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations and/or other public/private entities. FAU may only submit three proposals; please notify Beth C. Barak at bbarak@fau.edu if you plan to apply. Read the solicitation here .

  • (Re)Building a Kidney Coordinating Center
    Letter of intent by: December 14, 2014
    Proposal deadline: January 14, 2015
    This is a new initiative to invite applications to participate in the Kidney Consortium as the Coordinating Center. The center will manage the consortium, including research opportunities (e.g., the Opportunity Pool program), and facilitate communication of research results, data, and methods within the consortium and with the community. See more here .

  • 12th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
    Deadline: December 16, 2014
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability.

  • Take the NIH Challenge: Develop New Ways to Track Cell Health

    This colorized surface image of Europa shows the blue-white terrains that indicate relatively pure water ice. Scientists are interested in these features because they may offer a way to investigate the habitability of the moon's interior ocean. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute
Compete for prizes valued at up to $500,000 by developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. Phase 1 deadline is December 15, 2014. Up to six prizes totaling $100,000 will be announced March 16, 2015.

Click here to learn more about NIH's Follow that Cell Challenge.

  • NSF Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
    Letter of intent due: December 10, 2014; applications by January 26, 2015
    This new program supports transformative and integrative research to accelerate understanding of neural and cognitive systems. View the solicitation here .

  • NSF Tectonics
    Deadline: January 12, 2015, second Monday in January, annually thereafter
    June 22, 2015, fourth Monday in January, annually thereafter

    The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, lab, computational and theoretical field investigations aimed at understanding the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere.

  • Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research - Research Alliance
    Letter of intent due: January 12, 2014; applications by February 18, 2014
    NSF seeks proposals to accelerate the commercialization of existing research discoveries. Read the solicitation here .

  • NSF Research in Engineering Education
    Due: January 22, 2015 or February 17, 2015
    Research proposals are sought to inform systemic change in engineering education that reflects fluctuating U.S. societal and economic needs. Click here for details.

  • NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical (CCE) STEM
    Due: February 17, 2015
    CCE STEM solicits proposals that investigate “What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?”

  • NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research - Technology Translation
    Letter of intent deadline: September 2, 2014 and March 13, 2015
    Proposal deadline: October 2, 2014 and 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.

  • 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 .

Funding Opportunities with Multiple Deadlines

  • 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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