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NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), January 2019

View the NSF PAPPG, January 2019

NSF Removes Deadlines for the Core Programs in Engineering Directorate

Review the Dear Colleague Letter from NSF. pdf icon

SOE budget templates

Download Budget Template (Excel)

Download Multi PI Budget Template (Excel)

CARC Taos Cluster/Storage cost calculator

CARC has provided PIs on campus the ability to purchase dedicated compute and storage resources to support their research, including through the Research Storage Consortium and the Nano, Gibbs, and now Taos condo clusters. To better support this, we have formalized purchasing research computing equipment and associated support at CARC through a UNM-approved cost model. Using this model, you simply budget for the equipment/services you need in your organization in a grant, and when the award lands, you charge your grant index (in your department – generating F&A for your org), and the direct costs are transferred to CARC to pay for the hardware and services you need.

To help you and you staff budget for this, we’ve assembled a simple excel calculator spreadsheet – simply punch in how much of each resource you need, and the spreadsheet will tell you and your accountant how much to budget in each line of your grant budget. This includes how much to budget for capital equipment (not subject to F&A) and how much to budget for infrastructure and computer services (subject to F&A). You simply put those numbers in your grant, and use a cost model description we can provide as the related budget justification.

Current Opportunities and Announcements

Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO) Research Program

Preliminary Proposal: March 17, 2020

https://cxc.harvard.edu/proposer/CfP/

International Research and education Network Connections (IRNC)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): April 01, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20535/nsf20535.htm

Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): April 03, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20537/nsf20537.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR)

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

  • December 18, 2019 - March 05, 2020
  • March 06, 2020 - June 04, 2020
  • June 05, 2020 - September 03, 2020
  • September 04, 2020 - December 03, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20528/nsf20528.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Growing Convergence Research (GCR)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 03, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19551/nsf19551.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Outstanding Young Investigator Award

Nominations for the Outstanding Young Investigator Award will be accepted through August 1. Rules and eligibility, nomination package requirements and more are available here.

Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD)

Full Proposal Deadline (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): March 18, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20531/nsf20531.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) Department of Defense

Current Closing Date for Applications: January 21, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322840

University Training and Research for Fossil Energy Applications

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 31, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322841

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): July 27, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20525/nsf20525.htm

Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program

https://www.hluce.org/programs/clare-boothe-luce-program/application-guidelines/

Dear Colleague Letter: Data Science Activities for the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Communities

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20027/nsf20027.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Native American Tribes Outreach, Education, and Training to Enhance Food Safety and FSMA Compliance (U01) Clinical Trial Not Allowed

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-20-004.html

National Priorities: Research on PFAs Impacts in Rural Communities and Agricultural Operations

Current Closing Date for Applications: February 11, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322677

EarthCube: Developing a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences

Deadline(s): March 12, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20520/nsf20520.htm

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Includes the description of NSF Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): July 27, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20525/nsf20525.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

EHR Core Research (ECR): Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 28, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20521/nsf20521.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0)

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 12, 2020 - February 26, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20522/nsf20522.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Early Career Research Program

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 16, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322675

Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Storage and Retrieval (SemiSynBio-II)

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 14, 2020 - March 16, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20518/nsf20518.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET)

Preliminary Proposal Due Date (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 12, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20517/nsf20517.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Motorola Solutions Foundation

Inquiry/Grant Inquiry/Preliminary Inquiry due: February 04, 2020

https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/about/company-overview/corporate-responsibility/motorola-solutions-foundation.html

Beckman Foundation Advanced Light-Sheet Microscopy Program

Pre-Proposal Submission deadline: March 6, 2020 at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern.

https://beckman-foundation.smapply.io/

Cyberinfrastructure Centers of Excellence (CI CoE)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505744

Environmental System Science

Current Closing Date for Applications: February 20, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322334

Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC) Call 004

Current Closing Date for Applications: January 23, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311335

NSF Engineering - UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Lead Agency Opportunity (ENG-EPSRC)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20510/nsf20510.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

FY 2020 Department of Navy (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program

The OVPR would like to alert campus to a new funding opportunity just released by the Department of Navy. The solicitation is attached and further information can be found at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322259.

This solicitation seeks to support research efforts that will contribute to the science and technology (S&T) mission and vision of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps while simultaneously expanding the research capacity of participant institutions and engaging students in STEM. Each individual award will be up to a maximum of $150,000 per year, with one-year option periods, for a maximum of up to three (3) years.

FY2020 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 30, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322059

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Supplemental Funding in Computer and Information Science and Engineering

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20016/nsf20016.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Data-Focused Cyberinfrastructure Needed to Support Future Data-Intensive Science and Engineering Research

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20015/nsf20015.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Transitions to Excellence in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research (Transitions)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20505/nsf20505.htm

Research Grants (William T. Grant Foundation)

http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants

Dear Colleague Letter: 2020 CHE International Supplement

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20013/nsf20013.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

Multiple deadlines.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505593

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for CISE Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Pilot

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20011/nsf20011.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Transport Phenomena Research on the International Space Station (ISS) to Benefit Life on Earth

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): December 09, 2019 - March 02, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20501/nsf20501.htm

National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes: Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

  • January 28, 2020 for Institute proposals in one of the six specified themes
  • January 30, 2020 for Planning proposals

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20503/nsf20503.htm

Dear Colleague Letter: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19086/nsf19086.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing Two Program Name and Scope Changes

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19087/nsf19087.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Interfacial Engineering

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505726

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Proposals accepted anytime

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320432

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19601/nsf19601.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Catalysis

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505723

Environmental Engineering

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505692

Environmental Sustainability

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505695

Fluid Dynamics

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505698

Process Systems, Reaction Engineering, and Molecular Thermodynamics

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505727

Electrochemical Systems

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505725

Thermal Transport Processes

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505701

Particulate and Multiphase Processes

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505700

FY2020 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP)

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) will start accepting applications for FY2020 on 1 September 2019 from qualified faculty members interested in conducting research at Air Force (AF) Research Labs/Centers. Visit our site to review FY2020 Research Program Opportunities and start coordinating with an Air Force Advisor in preparation for your application.

Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Fiscal Year 2020 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

Closing Date for Applications: February 12, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319790

Improvised Threats Defeat and Detect Broad Agency Announcement

This BAA is in effect from August 15, 2019 through August 14, 2024. It is open continuously for submissions to the R&D Technology Areas (TA) during this time

https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=e097474b9a5f35bd0ad7a0ba3668330c&tab=core&_cview=0

Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): March 05, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19593/nsf19593.htm

Antarctic Research

Closing Date for Applications: Proposals accepted anytime

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319319

Dear Colleague Letter: Notice of Intent to Compete the Management of the National Ecological Observatory Network Operations and Maintenance

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19080/nsf19080.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Funding Opportunity to Support Student Design Projects Directly Related to NSF Research

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19078/nsf19078.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Electrochemical Systems

Continuous.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505558

Research Coordination Networks (RCN)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime: Submission deadlines vary by program. RCN proposals should be submitted to a particular program according to the program's submission dates; PIs should consult program websites and contact cognizant program officers for guidance.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11691

DHS S&T Releases Two Requests for Proposals through the Minority Serving Institutions Research and Development Consortium

Interested applicants can review the RFPs posted at  https://www.msrdconsortium.org/uscg2019rrpp/ and https://www.msrdconsortium.org/cbp2019rrpp/. Eligible applicants must be members of the MSRDC.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19589/nsf19589.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS)

Full proposal accepted anytime.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505673&WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: National Science Foundation (NSF) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Collaborative Research Opportunity in Smart and Connected Communities

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19077/nsf19077.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Environmental Sustainability

Continuous.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505549

Dear Colleague Letter: Revised Deadline for the Advanced Computing Systems & Services (ACSS): Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research Program

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19075/nsf19075.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Composite Airframe Life Extension (CALE)

Closing Date for Applications: October 10, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276916

Higher Education - STEM & Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups

Continuous. Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

https://sloan.org/programs/higher-education

AFRL Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 19.B BAA

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with AFWERX and the SBIR/STTR Office, seeks to fundamentally change the fabric of university entrepreneurship in America with an exciting new opportunity for university students with small businesses.

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 19.B Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is now open for proposal submission. For full STTR details and eligibility, visit the official website: https://www.sbir.gov/about/about-sttr

Gulf Research Program

The Gulf Research Program funds grants, fellowships, and other activities in three broad areas: research and development, education and capacity, and monitoring and synthesis.

http://nas.edu/gulf/about/index.html

DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2024

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316548

Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter University Research Alliance (IIRM-URA)

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 30, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316576

Dear Colleague Letter: Effective Practices for Data

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19069/nsf19069.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&W

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF CAREER Awardees

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19062/nsf19062.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19063/nsf19063.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 19-562, Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19060/nsf19060.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT  

Dear Colleague Letter: Storm Penetrating Aircraft Capability - Concepts for Development and Operations

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19055/nsf19055.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Harassment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Contexts

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19053/nsf19053.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Research at the Intersection of Agricultural Science, Big Data, Informatics, and Smart Communities, a joint effort between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA)

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19051/nsf19051.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Sustained Availability of Biological Infrastructure (SABI) Core Program

The Sustained Availability of Biological Infrastructure program (SABI) supports the continued operation of extant infrastructure that will advance basic biological research. Proposals accepted anytime.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19569/nsf19569.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)

NSF seeks to strengthen the future U.S. Engineering workforce by enabling the participation of all citizens through the support of research in the science of Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE). Full proposal accepted anytime.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505632

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot (NSF C-Accel)

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19050/nsf19050.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19065/nsf19065.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Armament Technology Broad Agency Announcement

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 11, 2022

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292442

Dear Colleague Letter: Repurposing the Alaska Transportable Array to Support Observations of Arctic Environmental Change

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19048/nsf19048.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Disrupting Operations of Illicit Supply Networks

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19049/nsf19049.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PFE: RIEF)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 27, 2020. Last Thursday in February, Annually Thereafter

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503603

 

Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 10, 2020

The Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS) program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for improvement of the security, reliability, and efficiency of the modern power grid.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505322

Computer Science for All (CSforAll:RPP)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 11, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505359

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the 2019 - 2020 ADVANCE Solicitation

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19043/nsf19043.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Expanding the NSF INCLUDES National Network

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19042/nsf19042.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Revisions to the Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart and Connected Communities Program Deadlines

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19040/nsf19040.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Growing Convergence Research

GCR identifies Convergence Research as having two primary characteristics:

  • Research driven by a specific and compelling problem. Convergence Research is generally inspired by the need to address a specific challenge or opportunity, whether it arises from deep scientific questions or pressing societal needs.
  • Deep integration across disciplines. As experts from different disciplines pursue common research challenges, their knowledge, theories, methods, data, research communities and languages become increasingly intermingled or integrated. New frameworks, paradigms or even disciplines can form sustained interactions across multiple communities.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505637

Department of Energy Announces $3.6 Million for Research on Watersheds

https://science.energy.gov/news/featured-articles/2019/01-10-19-2/

DOE to Provide $16 Million for New Research into Atmospheric and Terrestrial Processes

View information on opportunities here

Dear Colleague Letter: Research to Improve STEM Teaching and Learning, and Workforce Development for Persons with Disabilities

The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) wishes to notify the community of its intention to support fundamental research on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning for persons with disabilities, such as dyslexia or autism.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19033/nsf19033.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev

Dear Colleague Letter: Seeking Community Input for International Research Experiences for Graduate Students

In an era of globalization of research excellence, global competence is an increasingly important component of professional development for the U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19029/nsf19029.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev

Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Idea Incubator for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QII - TAQS)

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19532&org=NSF

National Institutes of Health
BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MH-19-400
Letter of Interest Deadline: 30 days prior to the application due dates
Application Deadline: October 09, 2020

This FOA specifically seeks to support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative. The hope is that efforts supported under this FOA might be both complementary and integrative with the transformative, breakthrough neuroscience discoveries supported through the BRAIN Initiative.

Link: RFA-MH-19-400

National Institutes of Health
NIDDK Education Program Grants (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-19-030
Application Deadline: September 25, 2021

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIDDK R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences

Link: PAR-19-030

Department of Defense/Air Force Research Lab
Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program


Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-AFRL-RQKP-2017-0001

Application Due Date: January 22, 2022

The objective of the AFRL Diverse Collegiate R&D Collaboration program is to enable collaborative research partnerships between AFRL, Academia, and Industry, in areas including, but not limited to, high speed systems, turbine engines, aerospace vehicles, power and control. These technical areas are necessary for developing critical war-fighting technologies for the nation’s air, space and cyberspace forces, as well as commercial derivatives.

Link: FOA-AFRL-RQKP-2017-0001

Structural Integrity Research Collaborations for Aircraft (SIRCA)

Current Closing Date for Applications: October 23, 2023

The objective of the Structural Integrity Research Collaborations for Aircraft (SIRCA) program is to enable collaborative research partnerships between AFRL, Academia, and Industry, in areas relevant to aircraft to, structural integrity including, but not limited to, risk and reliability, metal fatigue and fracture, and composite damage modeling.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309814

National Science Foundation
Engineering Design and System Engineering (EDSE)

Funding Opportunity Number: PD 19-072Y
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) program supports fundamental research into the basic processes and phenomena of engineering design and systems engineering. The program seeks proposals leading to improved understanding about how processes, organizational structure, social interactions, strategic decision making, and other factors impact success in the planning and execution of engineering design and systems engineering projects. It also supports advances pertaining to engineering design and systems engineering in areas that include, but are not limited to, decision making under uncertainty, including preference and demand modeling; problem decomposition and decision delegation; applications of reverse game theory (mechanism design); computer-aided design; design representation; system performance modeling and prediction; design optimization; uncertainty quantification; domain- or concern-specific design methods; and advanced computational techniques for supporting effective human cognition, decision making, and collaboration. Competitive proposals for novel methods will include a plan to evaluate rigorously the effectiveness and performance of the proposed approach.

Link: PD 19-072Y

National Science Foundation
Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X)

Funding Opportunity Number: PD-19-058Y
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X) program supports fundamental research at the intersection of mind, machine and motor. A distinguishing characteristic of the program is an integrated treatment of human intent, perception, and behavior in interaction with embodied and intelligent engineered systems and as mediated by motor manipulation. M3X projects should advance the holistic analysis of cognition and of embodiment as present in both human and machine elements. This work will encompass not only how mind interacts with motor function in the manipulation of machines, but also how, in turn, machine response and function may shape and influence both mind and motor function.

Link: PD-19-058Y

Air Force Office of Scientific Research
BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Funding Opportunity Number: FA9550-18-S-003
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), hereafter generally referred to as “we, us, our, or AFOSR,” manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force. As a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), our technical experts discover, shape, and champion research within AFRL, universities, and industry laboratories to ensure the transition of research results to support U.S. Air Force needs. Using a carefully balanced research portfolio, our research managers seek to foster revolutionary scientific breakthroughs enabling the Air Force and U.S. industry to produce world-class, militarily significant, and commercially valuable products.

Link: FA9550-18-S-003

National Science Foundation
Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams)

Funding Opportunity Number: NSF 18-515
Application Deadline: Continuous

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output to facilitate the application of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. In order to maintain, strengthen and grow a national innovation ecosystem, NSF has established the Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-Corps Teams). The NSF I-Corps Teams Program purpose is to identify NSF-funded researchers who will receive additional support in the form of entrepreneurial education, mentoring and funding to accelerate innovation that can attract subsequent third-party funding.

Link: NSF 18-515

National Science Foundation
Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)

Funding Opportunity Number: 14-579
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs). RUI proposals support PUI faculty in research that engages them in their professional field(s), builds capacity for research at their home institution, and supports the integration of research and undergraduate education. ROAs similarly support PUI faculty research, but these awards typically allow faculty to work as visiting scientists at research-intensive organizations where they collaborate with other NSF-supported investigators

Link: 14-579

National Science Foundation
Crosscutting Activities in Materials Research

Funding Opportunity Number: PD-18-7222
Application Deadline: Continuous

Crosscutting Activities in Materials Research (XC) coordinates and supports crosscutting activities within the Division of Materials Research (DMR) and more broadly across NSF; with emphasis on diversity and inclusion, international cooperation, and education. Activities that broadly engage the community, such as summer schools, institutes, workshops, and conferences may be supported by XC. Proposals are welcome that do not fit elsewhere at NSF that are also highly relevant for the materials research and education community. Activities that focus on broadening participation of underrepresented groups and/or diversity and inclusion are supported.

Link: PD-18-7222

Limited Competitions

 

NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting statements of interest followed by preproposals for the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths) NSF 20-516 funding opportunity.

The budget range is $300,000 to $350,000 for up to 36 months. More details can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20516/nsf20516.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT. The deadline for the required letter of intent is December 20, 2019. The deadline for full proposals to the NSF is February 14, 2020.

Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Nominations are requested in January of each year from the presidents of 50 universities selected by the Advisory Panel. Up to two nominations may be made by the president of each institution.

https://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/conservation-and-science/science/packard-fellowships-for-science-and-engineering/about-the-packard-fellowship-awards/

Interdisciplinary Discussion Groups

Recognizing that expanding UNM’s research enterprise requires new interdisciplinary collaborations, the Office of the VP for Research is offering to support Interdisciplinary Research Discussion Groups. These discussion groups will bring together faculty members to combine their diverse expertise and perspectives to generate new ideas that address interdisciplinary questions and areas of scholarship in which UNM could expand its national reputation.

To get the latest information from the OVPR subscribe to the PI-LISTSERVE here.

Student Opportunities

NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNH20ZHA001N: NASA Fellowship Activity 2020

Pre-proposal teleconference Wednesday, January 08 at 5:00 pm ET (2:00 pm PT).

Proposals are due February 21, 2020.

LANL Internship Opportunities

LANL is hiring SU2020 interns through the DOE Office of Environmental Management Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program. We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who attend an accredited minority serving institution and are majoring in Bioscience, Computing, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, and Physical Sciences. More information about the positions is available here.

Upcoming Training

Department Outreach

The OIRB welcomes the opportunity to visit your department during a faculty meeting, student gathering or class to provide information and answer questions about the IRB review process. Please see the attached flyer and contact us to reserve a date for us to visit your class or meeting this fall.

FRDO Resources

Proposal Support services-Your Faculty Research Support Officer not only assists with Budgets and Cayuse records, but can assist you with a many aspects of your proposal. From the Broader Impact Statement, Biosketch review and formatting, to Editing and Proofreading of the Narrative Sections. See the full listing of services here.

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