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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.
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy Novel In Situ Imaging and Measurement Technologies for Biological Systems Science
    Pre-application due: 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.

  • Department of Homeland Security Call for Small Business Innovation Research Topics
    Solicitation release: December 18, 2014
    Proposals due: January 21, 2015
    The Department of Homeland Security recently released a call for topics for Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 proposals. Small businesses can contact topic authors through December 17, 2014. Click here for information on the process and research opportunities.
  • System-Level Health Services and Policy Research on Health Disparities
    Letter of Intent due: December 20, 2014; full application by January 20, 2015
    Investigators who conduct original and innovative system-level health services or policy research directed toward eliminating health disparities are encouraged to apply for this R01 grant. Projects may include observational, simulation, or interventional studies and may involve primary data collection and/or secondary analysis of existing datasets. Click here for the announcement.

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  • Epidemiology of Drug Abuse
    Due: January 5, 2015
    This National Institute on Drug Abuse program is intended to support research projects to enhance the understanding of the nature, extent, distribution, etiology, comorbidities, and consequences of drug use, abuse, and addiction across individuals, families, communities, and diverse population groups. See more here.

  • Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities
    Due: January 5, 2015
    This National Institute of Child Health and Human Development opportunity encourages research project grants investigating the incidence, course, and outcomes of pregnancy among women with disabilities. More details here.

  • 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 .

  • 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, 2015; applications by February 18, 2015
    NSF seeks proposals to accelerate the commercialization of existing research discoveries. Read the solicitation here.

  • Grand Challenges
    Due: January 13, 2015
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched three new Grand Challenges: All Children Thriving; Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development and New Interventions for Global Health. Click here for more details.

  • NSF U.S. Ignite
    Due: January 21, 2015
    This Obama Administration initiative seeks to catalyze U.S. leadership in the development and deployment of next-generation gigabit applications for optimal societal benefit. The first track is U.S. Ignite applications: moving novel gigabit applications into practice. The second track is Igniting a National Ecosystem: Scaling Up Smart and Connected Cities and Regions. See RFP 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.

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Management Fellowship
    Due: January 23, 2015
    This two-year fellowship provides on-the-job education and training in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students, while assisting state coastal zone management programs. Click here for details.
  • NSF Long Term Research in Environmental Biology
    Preliminary proposal due: January 23, 2015; full proposals by August 3, 2015
    This grant will support extended timeseries data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science. Download details here .

  • NSF Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology
    Preliminary proposal due: January 23, 2015; full proposals by August 3, 2015
    This program supports decade-long projects with research plans that clearly detail significant questions that can not be answered with existing data but could be answered with an additional 10 years of data. Click here for the request for proposals.

  • Non-Traditional Therapeutics that Limit Antibacterial Resistance
    Letters of intent due January 23, 2015; application by February 23, 2015
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases seeks early-stage translational research focused on non-traditional therapeutics providing alternative treatment for infected patients and increasing antibiotic resistance. Details here .

  • Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award
    Letters of intent due: January 28, 2015; application by February 28, 2015
    This award identifies the best new biomedical investigators and facilitates them in establishing an independent research program in the environmental health sciences. This opportunity is limited to early stage investigators who don't have R01 support. Only one application per school/college may be submitted. Click here to read
    the solicitation.

  • NSF Science, Technology and Society
    Due: February 2, 2015
    This program supports research that uses historical, philosophical and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material and social facets of STEM disciplines. Click here to download the solicitation.

  • Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science
    February 2, 2015; December 7, 2015
    This NSF program addresses cross-disciplinary research questions in quantum information science and its impact on other disciplines. It also aims to increase the number of U.S. researchers actively working in the field and enhance the training of future scientists in this field. Download the solicitation here .

  • Application Performance of Large-Scale Computing Systems
    Due: February 2, 2015
    This opportunity supports activities by the NSF cyber- infrastructure community in the analysis of existing benchmarks, and in the development of new benchmarks, that measure real-world performance and effectiveness of large-scale computing systems for science and engineering discovery. Read the announcement here .

  • Revision Awards for Creating Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research
    Letter of intent due: February 4, 2015; applications by March 4, 2015
    This NIH program aims to foster transdisciplinary collaborations and/or translational research efforts among basic, clinical and population-based researchers with environmental health expertise. Details here .

  • NIH High Priority Immunology Grants (R01)
    Due: February 5, 2015
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases encourages applications for research that addresses innate and adaptive immunity at the molecular, cellular, organism, and systems level, principally in the use of innovative animal models and studies of the human immune system. Download the solicitation here .

  • Algorithms in the Field
    Due: February 9, 2015
    This NSF program encourages closer collaboration between theoretical computer science and applied researchers. Proposals are expected to address the dissemination of the algorithmic contributions and resulting applications, tools, languages, compilers, libraries, architectures, systems and data. Click here for details.

  • The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
    Due: February 14, 2015
    Highly qualified graduate students are placed in the legislative and executive branch of federal government. Graduate students interested in ocean or coastal resources and related national policy decisions are encouraged to apply. Click here for details. Contact Florida Sea Grant Director Karl Havens with questions.

  • Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise
    Due: February 18, 2015
    NSF invites proposals from individuals or multiple investigators on a wide array of projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, workshops, experimental research, survey research and data collection. Click here for the solicitation.

  • BRAIN Initiative: Planning for Next Generation Human Brain Imaging
    Letter of intent due: February 18, 2015; application by March 18, 2015
    The overall objective of this Presidential initiative is to accelerate technology development and acquisition of fundamental insight about how the nervous system functions in health and disease. Read the solicitation here .

  • 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?”

  • Partnership on Visual and Experiential Computing
    Due: February 20, 2015
    NSF and Intel are jointly funding multidisciplinary approaches to promote visual and experiential computing technologies. Download the solicitation here .

  • Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences
    Due: February 23, 2015
    NSF's Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences seeks to develop easy-to-use, large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance research in its areas. Strong proposals will build databases and/or relevant analytic techniques and create a product to enable new types of data-intensive research. Download the solicitation here .

  • Cyber Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering
    Due: February 24, 2015
    This program aims to advance interdisciplinary research that facilitates computing innovations that are rooted in real-life, domain-specific challenges. Download the solicitation here .

  • NSF Cognitive Neuroscience
    Due: February 25, 2015
    This program seeks innovative and interdisciplinary proposals looking at how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior. Read more details 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.

  • NSF U.S.-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science
    Due: March 16, 2015
    The program seeks advances in theory of computing; algorithm design and analysis; design, verification, and evaluation of software systems; and revolutionary computing models based on emerging scientific ideas. Click here to read the solicitation.

  • 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 .

  • Opportunities to Collaborate with NIH Clinical Center
    Due: March 20, 2015; letter of intent by 30 days prior
    Enhance your research by taking advantage of the NIH Clinical Center and collaborating with NIH intramural investigators. Download the RFP here .

  • 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 .

  • 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.

  • 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.
Funding Opportunities with Multiple Deadlines

  • 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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