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  • Lake George Water Quality Modeling
    Due: May 12
    The St. Johns River Water Management District in Palatka, Fla. seeks to quantify model uncertainty and identify the model input parameters that contribute the greatest amount of uncertainty to the model output. To read the RFP, click here.

  • Research Graduate Student Scholarship - Japan
    Due: June 2
    The goal of this scholarship sponsored by the Japanese Government is to enable foreign students from around the world to conduct graduate-level research on a broad range of topics at Japanese universities. For details, click here.

  • Short-Term Research Experience Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)
    Letter of intent due: July 9, applications by Aug. 9
    This National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases program supports summer research experiences for high school and undergraduate students. Mentoring activities should be incorporated. To read the RFP, click here.

  • Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
    Due: Sept. 6
    This NSF program seeks innovative proposals that address the need for recruiting and preparing highly effective K-12 STEM teachers. Read the solicitation here.

  • Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment
    Due: Oct. 13
    This NIH funding opportunity encourages transdisciplinary research that will leverage cognitive neuroscience to improve traditional measurement of cognitive impairment following cancer treatment, often referred to as "chemobrain." To read the RFP, here.

  • NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
    Due: Oct. 19
    The purpose of these fellowships is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research. To read the RFP, click here.

  • Rapid Zika Virus
    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, as of April 20
    NIH established an expedited funding mechanism for research on the Zika virus and its complications. Projects could assess the feasibility of a novel area of investigation or a new experimental system that has the potential to enhance health-related research. Proposals could include the unique and innovative use of an existing methodology to explore a new scientific area. To read the solicitation, click here.

  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions-Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and Articulation Grant Competition
    Due: May 3
    The purpose of the grant is to increase the number of Hispanic and other low-income students attaining degrees in the STEM fields; and to develop model transfer and articulation agreements between two-year and four-year institutions in such fields. Learn more here.

  • Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation for Research Abroad
    Due: May 6
    This grant competition provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. For details, click here.

  • Grand Challenges Explorations
    Due: May 11
    Grand Challenges Explorations is accepting two-page grant proposals online on several topics, including new analytics for malaria elimination. Initial grants will be $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application are available here.

  • Combating Zika and Future Threats
    Zika-focused applications due: May 20, other submissions by June 17
    The U.S. Agency for International Development has launched a $30 million Grand Challenge to generate cutting-edge technologies and approaches to mitigate the spread and impact of Zika virus and to enhance capabilities to fight future infectious disease outbreaks. For details, click here.

  • Innovative Technologies for Cancer-Relevant Biospecimen Science
    Due: May 26
    This funding opportunity solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on the early-stage development of technologies that improve the quality of the biospecimen samples used for cancer research or clinical care. Read the RFP 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.

  • Advanced Cellular Biomanufacturing
    Due: June 1
    NSF seeks Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals that address key challenges in cellular biomanufacturing science and engineering, with the intended use of the final cell product in cellular therapies. For more information click here.

  • Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs Grants
    Grants Due: June 1
    Grants for General Program Support, Specific Cultural Projects (including Artist Performances on Tour) and Cultural Facilities are supported. Any non-profit or public Florida entity engaging in cultural programming is eligible to apply. For details, click here. To learn the grant process, register for a webinar to be held on April 21 or May 9. Direct questions to the appropriate program manager or call 850-245-6470.

  • NIH Exploratory Research Grant
    Due: June 16
    The NIH Exploratory Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area of research. To read the solicitation, click here.

  • International Research Scholars
    Due: June 30
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Wellcome Trust and The Gulbenkian Foundation are jointly holding a competition to award grants to outstanding early career scientists working outside the United States and other G7 countries. For details, click here.
  • Gates Foundation Aquaculture
    Due: June 30
    The Blue Economy Challenge: Launching a Blue Revolution for Aquaculture. This challenge aims to find solutions to three important issues of aquaculture, including rethinking feed. For details, click here.

  • Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Detection of Aggressive Cancer
    Due: July 11, letter of intent due 30 days prior
    This solicitation invites researchers to submit collaborative research applications to improve cancer screening, early detection of aggressive cancer, assessment of cancer risk and cancer diagnosis aimed at integrating multi-modality imaging strategies. Read the RFP here.

  • Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
    Due: Aug. 1
    The Science and SciLifeLab is seeking applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the following fields: Cell & Molecular Biology, Ecology & Environment, Genomics &, Proteomics and Translational Medicine.
    The purpose of this prize is to encourage young scientists as they begin their scientific careers with prizes ranging from $10,000 dollars to $30,000 dollars. For more information, click here.

  • NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program
    Due: Sept. 2
    This NIH award initiative supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing illness and disability. To download the RFP, click here.

  • Improving STEM Teaching, Learning and Workforce Development for Persons with Disabilities
    Due: Sept. 8
    This NSF Dear Colleague Letter outlines the agency's interest in supporting fundamental research on STEM learning for persons with disabilities, such as dyslexia or autism. Of interest are efforts to develop foundational knowledge in STEM teaching and learning for persons with disabilities. To read the letter, click here.

  • New Innovator Award Program
    Due: Sept. 9
    This NIH initiative supports a few early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on biomedical and behavioral research. To download the RFP, click here.

  • NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards
    Due: Oct. 7
    The NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards complement NIH's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms. Projects must clearly demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. For more information, click here.

  • Building Complex 3-Dimensional in Vitro Human Musculoskeletal and Skin Tissue Models
    Due: Oct. 18
    This funding opportunity solicits SBIR grant applications from small businesses to develop novel complex 3-dimensional in vitro human musculoskeletal and skin tissue models. For details, click here.

  • Energy Conservation Applications for the U.S. Navy
    White papers due: Nov. 30
    The Navy will consider proposals that modify systems, operations, or both to affect quantifiable energy conservation and/or carbon footprint reduction in the fleet. To view the announcement, click here. If you plan to apply, please notify Camille Coley.

  • NIH Research Project Grant
    Multiple deadlines
    The NIH Research Project Grant supports a discrete project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s) in one or more interest areas of participating agencies, including the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. To read the RFP, click here.

  • NeuroNEXT Clinical Trials
    Multiple deadlines
    NIH seeks applications for exploratory clinical trials of investigational agents (drugs, biologics, surgical therapies or devices) that may contribute to the justification for and provide the data required for designing a future trial, for biomarker validation studies, or for proof of mechanism clinical studies. Read the RFP here.

  • NIH Small Research Grant Program
    Multiple deadlines
    The NIH Small Research Grant Program supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. This program supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies. Learn more about this program here.

  • Complex Integrated Multi-Component Projects in Aging Research
    Multiple deadlines, letter of intent due 30 days prior 
    The National Institute on Aging seeks proposals for large-scale, complex research projects with multiple highly integrated components focused on a common aging research question. An integrated multidisciplinary team of investigators within a single institution or a consortium of institutions will likely be involved. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the agency's scientific/research staff at least six weeks in advance of the due date. To read the solicitation, click here.

  • Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence
    Multiple deadlines
    This program supports multilevel, transdisciplinary population health interventions that target underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions to improve health outcomes. For RFP details, click here.

  • The Application of Big Data Analytics to Drug Abuse Research
    Multiple deadlines
    This solicitation encourages the application of Big Data analytics to reveal insights into the biological and behavioral processes associated with substance abuse and addiction. To read the RFP, click here.

  • Bioreactors for Reparative Medicine
    Multiple deadlines
    The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage small businesses to develop complex biomimetic culture systems that are capable of precise control of the cellular and 3-dimensional organ microenvironment. Read the call for applications here.

  • Zika Virus
    Multiple deadlines
    NSF invites proposals that address the ecological transmission dynamics of Zika virus. Read the Dear Colleague letter here.

  • Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales
    Multiple deadlines
    The MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science program solicit systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and invasive species at regional to continental scales. Read the call for applications here.

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

  • Cultural Anthropology
    Multiple deadlines
    The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences and complexities of human social and cultural variability. For details, read 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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