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  • Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology
    Preliminary proposal due: Jan. 25, full proposal by Aug. 2
    This NSF program seeks research addressing important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science. Read the call for applications 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NIH Audacious Goal Initiative
    Letter of intent due: Dec. 15, applications by Jan. 15
    This program invites applications proposing to use discovery-based approaches to identify unknown factors critical to the regeneration of neurons. Read the announcement here.

  • NIH Award for Outstanding New Environmental Scientist
    Letter of intent due: Jan. 26, applications by Feb. 26
    This award aims to identify talented Early Stage Investigators who plan to make a long-term commitment to environmental health sciences research. Awardees will be assisted with launching an innovative research program focused on the environmental effects on health. Only one application per FAU school or college will be accepted. If you plan to apply, contact Camille Coley. To read the solicitation, click here.

  • 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.

  • Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
    Dec. 10, full proposal by Jan. 26
    Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems Dec. 10, full proposal by Jan. 26 Two classes of proposals are solicited: integrative foundations awards and core+ supplements. Integrative themes include: neuroengineering and brain-inspired concepts and designs; individuality and variation, cognitive and neural processes in realistic, complex environments; and data-intensive neuroscience and cognitive science. For the NSF solicitation, click here.

  • Novel Approaches to Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease and Predicting Progression
    Due: Dec. 11
    Identifying new approaches to diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease and predicting outcome is the goal of this opportunity. NIH seeks to fund projects that will accomplish at least one of three aims, including identifying new biomarkers that are minimally invasive, inexpensive, usable in community settings, and that could be used for screening a general population. Download the solicitation here.

  • NSF Physics Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
    Deadlines vary by topic
    A Dear Colleague letter released this week calls for investigator-initiated proposals on the interdisciplinary topic of theoretical physics in cancer biology. Proposals may involve joint efforts between investigators from theoretical physics and researchers from the biomedical community. The focus of the project must be on the role that physics plays in the effort. Proposals should be submitted to the Physics of Living Systems program in the Physics Division in response to NSF 15-579.

  • 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.

  • Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges
    Due: November, varies by program
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invites grant applications on several topics, including: global vaccine manufacturing, infant gut health and new ways to measure delivery of digital financial services data. For more information, click here.

  • Pilot Clinical Trials for the Spectrum of Alzheimer's Disease and Age-related Cognitive Decline
    Applications due: Dec. 16
    NIH seeks R01 applications that provide clinical testing (Phase I and II) of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms in individuals with age-related cognitive decline and in individuals with AD across the spectrum from pre-symptomatic to more severe stages of disease, as well as to stimulate studies to enhance trial design and methods. To read the solicitation, click here.

  • Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health
    Letter of intent due: Jan. 9, full applications by Feb. 9
    This NIH opportunity supports the development of cancer-relevant technologies suitable for use in low- and middle-income countries. Applications are invited for projects to adapt, apply, and validate existing or emerging technologies into easy-to-use, low-cost technologies for imaging, detecting, diagnosing, preventing, or treating cancers in humans living in low-and middle-income countries. RFP details are here.

  • Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Research Center on Alcohol's Health Effects
    Applications due: Jan 12, letter of intent due 30 days prior
    This solicitation invites cooperative agreement applications for implementation of investigator-initiated randomized controlled clinical trials on alcohol's effects on neurological diseases, particularly stroke and aging-related health issues. To read the RFP, 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.

  • BRAIN Initiative: Technology Sharing and Propagation
    Letter of intent due: Dec. 6, applications by Jan. 6
    The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative seeks applications from investigators who can identify new technologies which, if introduced into their laboratory, will enable or promote new research activities that further the aims of the BRAIN initiative as described in the BRAIN 2025 Report.Read the solicitation here.

  • Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
    Letter of intent due: Dec. 2, proposals by Jan. 27
    Limited to two proposals as lead institution

    This NSF award will support academic-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team collaborating with at least one industry partner in order to advance, adapt, and integrate technology into a specified, human-centered smart service system. One primary partner that's either a for-profit or a not-for profit industrial partner with commercial revenues is required. It is essential that a designated minimally-qualifying industrial partner have experience with having brought a product, process, service, or system to the marketplace, thereby providing an informed business perspective to the academe-industry team. Contact Camille Coley if you plan to apply. Read the solicitation here.

  • "Major Opportunities for Research in Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Resilience
    Applications due: Dec. 11
    This R01 focuses on cognitive epidemiology relevant to Alzheimer's disease and cognitive resilience. It identifies specific areas that build on current efforts supported by the institute and new recommendations from the 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit. Click to read the RFP here.

  • Aging Research on Stress and Resilience to Address Health Disparities in the U.S.
    Letter of intent due: Dec. 13, applications by Jan. 13
    The purpose of this R01 is to stimulate interdisciplinary health disparities research related to aging that considers the role that stress plays in differential health outcomes among aging populations in the U.S. To read solicitation click 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.

  • Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research
    Due: Dec. 1, 2015
    Though other topics will be considered, the following are encouraged in this NSF competition: population change; sources and consequences of disparities; and technology, new media and social networks. To read the solicitation, click here.

  • Discovery Research Pre-K-12
    Due: Dec. 7, 2015
    NSF invites proposals that address challenges facing pre-K-12 STEM education and those that anticipate markedly different structures and functions of pre-K-12 teaching and learning. For the solicitation and its revisions, click here.

  • Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at NIH's Clinical Center
    Due: Dec. 15, 2015
    This X02 opportunity funds collaborative research projects to improve the translation of basic biological discoveries into clinical applications that improve health. The program seeks to expand and strengthen translational research collaborations between basic and clinical researchers within and outside NIH. Read the solicitation here and the U01 call for applications here.

  • Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Due: Jan. 12, 2016
    The National Science Foundation is awarding postdoctoral fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees for an integrated program of independent research and education. Details are available here.

  • Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination
    Due: Feb. 15, 2016
    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.

  • 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.

  • Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging
    Multiple deadlines
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking research grant applications studying HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or biobehavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS among older adults. View the solicitation 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.

  • Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
    Multiple deadlines
    The National Science Foundation invites proposals from the following perspectives:
    -trustworthy computing systems
    -social, behavioral and economic sciences
    -secure, trustworthy, assured and resilient semiconductors and systems or the transition to practice.
    Read the solicitation.

  • Information and Intelligent Systems: Core Programs
    Multiple deadlines
    The National Science Foundation's Computer & Information Science & Engineering Division of Information and Intelligent Systems is supporting research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs. They are the cyber-human systems, information integration and informatics, and robust intelligence. Read the announcement 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.

  • Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
    Deadlines vary
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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)
    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.

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