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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

NSF/Intel Partnership on Machine Learning for Wireless Networking Systems (MLWiNS)

Full Proposal Deadline: October 29, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19591/nsf19591.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

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

Training for Improved Protection of Drinking Water Sources

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 13, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318999

Research on the Use of Autonomy and Unmanned Vehicles in Support of USAF Operations

Current Closing Date for Applications: August 30, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318930

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

National Leadership Grants for Libraries

Preliminary Proposal: September 27, 2019
Full Proposal: March 30, 2020

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-libraries

Energy and Integrated Assessment Modeling Studies

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 06, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318682

Sony Research Award Program for 2019

The University of New Mexico has been invited to participate in the 2019 Sony Research Award Program. This Program is intended to foster partnership with university faculty and researchers. It will support university research and innovation in the U.S. and Canada with awards of up to $150,000 USD per year for each accepted proposal. The submission application window will be open from July 15, 2019 to September 15, 2019.

For more program details: https://www.sony.com/research-award-program#Overview

NOGLSTP Recognition Awards

The 2019 award recipients were honored at NOGLSTP’s Out to Innovate Career Summit for LGBT People in STEM, in Los Angeles (March 16-17, 2019). The deadline for 2020 nomination package submissions will be October 31, 2019.

https://www.noglstp.org/programs-projects/recognition-awards/

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.

DHS S&T Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR) Center of Excellence

Closing Date for Applications: September 13, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=DHS-19-ST-061-TPCR

ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program

Full proposal deadline: August 12, 2019

https://www.nfwf.org/spirit/Pages/home.aspx

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

Young Investigator Program (YIP)

Current Closing Date for Applications: August 16, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317320

Spectrum Digital Education Grant Program

Deadline: August 23, 2019

https://communityimpact.spectrum.com/digitaledgrant/

WaterSMART- Applied Science Grants

Current Closing Date for Applications: October 30, 2019.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317601

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

Career Pathways Secondary Data Analysis Grants

Closing Date for Applications: August 16, 2019
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310094

Composite Airframe Life Extension (CALE)

Closing Date for Applications: October 10, 2020

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

Electric Grid of Things

Closing Date for Applications: September 09, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317189

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

Critical-Zone Collaborative Network

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): December 02, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19586/nsf19586.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): August 28, 2019, August 03, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19584/nsf19584.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Effective Practices for Data

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

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): August 28, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19582/nsf19582.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

DoD Defense Threat Reduction Agency University Research Alliances Funding Opportunities

The DoD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) hosted a University Day on March 22, 2019 in conjunction with its release of three draft University Research Alliance (URA) broad agency announcements (BAAs) on existing basic research programs focused on current and emerging WMD threats and threat networks:

  • Materials Science in Extreme Environments
  • Interaction of Ionizing Radiations with Matter
  • Adaptive Signature Discovery

The solicitations will move a portion of the DTRA Basic Research Program to a University Research Alliance (URA) model, with each URA awarded as a Cooperative Agreement to an alliance of U.S-based organizations led by a U.S. institution of higher education, known as the Lead Research Organization (LRO), with a number of universities that will serve as organization leads for individual research areas (LRAO). Individual research areas each contain a number of focus areas, some of which must be addressed in the initial program plan (the first 9-12 months of performance).

The three anticipated solicitations will be conducted in two phases: Phase I is for pre-proposal submissions; Phase II is only for invited proposals from Phase I. It is anticipated that full BAA’s will be released in August, with pre-proposal deadlines anticipated around 60 days later.

These funding opportunities are NOT limited, but it will be beneficial to coordinate UNM faculty team arrangements to maximize opportunities for collaboration prior to the release of the BAA’s.

Please send an email to frdo@unm.edu with your name and departmental affiliation if you are:

  1. Interested in forming a University Research Alliance as the LRO for one or more of the basic research programs;
  2. Interested in serving as a UNM lead for one or more of the research areas (LRAO); and/or
  3. Invited by another institution to serve as an LRAO in their URA

Please include in your email each of the elements below that apply:

  • The basic research program of interest in which you wish to serve as an LRO;
  • The research area of interest in which you wish to serve as an LRAO; and/or
  • The name of the institution and the research area in which you have been invited to serve as the LRAO.

Should you have any questions, please contact frdo@unm.edu.

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

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): August 14, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19579

Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI)

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): August 13, 2019
Phase I Preliminary Proposals Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): October 16, 2019
Phase II Full Proposals, New and Renewal: February 19, 2020
Phase I Full Proposals, by invitation only

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19576

Help the National Science Foundation Build a Prototype that will Shape the Future Workforce!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has just launched the second part of the NSF Career Compass Challenge! Five winning concepts from Part 1 of the challenge, that can be seen here, aim to help the NSF workforce, and beyond, plot a path for changing careers or identify how to move forward in their current career path, while also facilitating continuous reskilling. For part 2 of the challenge, NSF is looking for participants to build a working prototype based off these concepts. The winning prototype will receive a one-time prize of $75,000.

NSF is looking to spark the thinking of the best and brightest to co-create a tool that can be tested on a small scale, for NSF, but is intended to be useful to a broad range of employers in both the public and private sectors. Please join this exciting opportunity for the general public, research communities, private sector and other interested stakeholders to assist with building a solution that will invest in the future of the U.S. workforce!

Think you might be interested in participating in Part 2? NSF will host a webinar on April 26 to share more about participation in Part 2 of the challenge.

Questions? For questions about the challenge, please send email to CareerCompassChallenge@nsf.gov.

Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

Application deadline: December 13, 2019

https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/15th-annual-p3-awards-national-student-design-competition-focusing-people-prosperity

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

ROSES 2019: Aura Science Team

Proposal due date: September 19, 2019

Aura Science Team, Solicitation: NNH19ZDA001N-AURAST

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

Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)

Letter of Intent Due Date (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): FY 2020 Competition - October 30, 2019

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): FY 2020 Competition - January 31, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505584

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

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)

The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504790

Full Proposal Deadline Date

  • January 8, 2020, Second Wednesday in January, Annually Thereafter

Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 13, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=N00014-19-S-F005

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

Science of Learning (SL)

The Science of Learning program supports potentially transformative basic research to advance the science of learning. The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5567

Full Proposal Deadline Date:

  • January 15, 2020, Third Wednesday in January, Annually Thereafter

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

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs

Full Proposal Window:

  • MEDIUM Projects: September 9, 2019 - September 16, 2019
  • LARGE Projects: September 18, 2019 - September 25, 2019
  • SMALL Projects: October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13707

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs

Full Proposal Window:

  • MEDIUM projects: September 9, 2019 - September 16, 2019
  • SMALL projects: October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503220

Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC): Research Core Program

Full Proposal Window:

  • SMALL projects: October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505571

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs

Full Proposal Window:

  • MEDIUM projects: September 9, 2019 - September 16, 2019
  • LARGE projects: September 18, 2019 - September 25, 2019
  • SMALL projects: October 31, 2019 - November 14, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505574

Call for Faculty Applications to 2019 NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program (NGFFP)

NASA John Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting applications from full-time, qualified STEM faculty in accredited US colleges and universities, for the summer 2019 NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program (NGFFP), tenured at GRC. The ten-week Fellowship starts on Monday, June 3, and concludes on Friday, August 9, 2019. The opportunity is open to mainly US citizens. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and women, under-represented and underserved faculty members, as well as, early career faculty are encouraged to apply.

The application form and instructions: 2019 NGFFP Application

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

Visiting Data Scientist at NASA JSC Sponsored by TRISH

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) is offering an out-of-this-world opportunity for a visiting data scientist positon located at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. This two-year sabbatical or other career development leave allows the visiting data scientist to apply computational data analysis methods and techniques to challenges in astronaut health and performance. The selected individual will work with NASA scientists and personnel to identify trends in the health of astronauts and impact future crew health as NASA prepares to send humans to the Moon and Mars.

The opportunity lasts for two years and is offered as a grant from TRISH to the visiting scientist’s home institution. Program specific details and how to apply for this opportunity can be found at: https://spacehealth.bcm.edu/prog/flex-1901/.

Please email SpaceHealth-Info@bcm.edu for additional information.

National Science Foundation
Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI)

Mid-scale research infrastructure has been identified as critical for scientific advances in many research areas. In recognition of this scientific importance, the 2017 American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA) directed NSF to "evaluate the existing and future needs, across all disciplines supported by the Foundation, for mid-scale projects" and to "develop a strategy to address the needs identified." NSF issued a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 18-013) and received responses whose execution would require $8 billion to $10 billion in funding for projects in the $20 million to $100 million range.

National Science Foundation
NSF Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows

Funding Opportunity Number: 19-507
Preliminary Proposal Deadlines: December 17, 2018 and July 1, 2019
Full Application Deadlines: February 25, 2019 and September 27, 2019

The QCIS-Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF) program therefore aims to grow academic research capacity in the computing and information science fields to support advances in quantum computing and/or communication over the long term. Specifically, QCIS-FF seeks to support departments and schools in U.S. institutions of higher education that conduct research and teaching in computer science, information science, and/or computer engineering, with the specific goal of encouraging hiring of tenure-track and tenured faculty in quantum computing and/or communication.

Link: 19-507

CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

  • November 12, 2019
  • November 11, 2020

Second Wednesday in November, Annually Thereafter

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

  • January 09, 2020
  • January 14, 2021

Second Thursday in January, Annually Thereafter

The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating divisions [(Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), Computer and Network Systems (CNS), and Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS)] by funding the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure. This research infrastructure will specifically support diverse communities of CISE researchers pursuing focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This support involves developing the accompanying user services and engagement needed to attract, nurture, and grow a robust research community that is actively involved in determining directions for the infrastructure as well as management of the infrastructure. This should lead to infrastructure that can be sustained through community involvement and community leadership, and that will enable advances not possible with existing research infrastructure. Further, through the CCRI program, CISE seeks to ensure that researchers from a diverse range of academic institutions, including minority-serving and predominantly undergraduate institutions, as well as researchers from non-profit, non-academic organizations, have access to such infrastructure.

Link: 19-512

National Science Foundation
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

Funding Opportunity Number: 17-565
Application Deadline: August 14, 2019

As the nation continues to expand the horizon of opportunities and possibilities through advances in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the need for a more diverse and well-prepared STEM workforce is also expanding [1]. The challenge of preparing citizens for the expanding workforce and the changing workplace environments calls for new innovations in STEM education [2]. ITEST is a research and development program that supports projects to promote PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the STEM and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. The ITEST program supports research on the design, development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in technology-rich experiences that: (1) increase student awareness of STEM occupations; (2) motivate students to pursue appropriate education pathways to STEM occupations; or (3) develop disciplinary-based knowledge and practices, or promote critical thinking, reasoning skills, or communication skills needed for entering STEM workforce sectors. ITEST projects may adopt an interdisciplinary focus that includes multiple STEM disciplines, focus on a single discipline, or focus on one or more sub-disciplines. The ITEST program supports projects that provide evidence for factors, instructional designs, and practices in formal and informal learning environments that broaden participation of students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields and related education and workforce domains. Projects that actively engage business and industry partners to better ensure that PreK-12 experiences foster the knowledge and skill-sets needed for emerging STEM occupations are strongly encouraged.

Link: 17-565

Department of Defense/DARPA - Defense Sciences Office
Polyplexus Pilot 2

Funding Opportunity Number: HR001118S0058
Final Abstract Deadline: August 14, 2019
Application Deadline: September 3, 2019

The Defense Sciences Office at DARPA is seeking participants for a pilot program designed to utilize modern connectivity to rapidly develop promising basic research pathways and then efficiently develop basic research proposals. DSO’s intent is to fund research proposals resulting from this pilot program. The goal is to deliver research proposals that seek to investigate innovative approaches to enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. This announcement is intended to support the DSO mission to anticipate scientific surprise.

Link: HR001118S0058

National Science Foundation
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CDS&E-MSS)

Funding Opportunity Number: PD-18-8069
Application Deadline: September 16, 2019

The CDS&E-MSS program accepts proposals that confront and embrace the host of mathematical and statistical challenges presented to the scientific and engineering communities by the ever-expanding role of computational modeling and simulation on the one hand, and the explosion in production of digital and observational data on the other. The goal of the program is to promote the creation and development of the next generation of mathematical and statistical theories and tools that will be essential for addressing such issues. To this end, the program will support fundamental research in mathematics and statistics whose primary emphasis will be on meeting the aforementioned computational and data-related challenges. This program is part of the wider Computational and Data-enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) enterprise in NSF that seeks to address this emerging discipline. The research supported by the CDS&E-MSS program will aim to advance mathematics or statistics in a significant way and will address computational or big-data challenges. Proposals of interest to the program will include a Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator who is a researcher in the mathematical or statistical sciences in an area supported by the Division of Mathematical Sciences. The program encourages submission of proposals that include multidisciplinary collaborations or the training of mathematicians and statisticians in CDS&E

Link: PD-18-8069

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

Ceramics (CER)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Investigators are advised that the following dates – March 15 to May 15 and July 15 to Aug. 15 – should, optimally, be avoided for submissions.

Link: 19-515

Strengthening Teamwork for Robust Operations in Novel Groups (STRONG)
Department of Defense

Funding Opportunity Number: W911NF-19-S-0001. The future vision for the U.S. Army includes teams of humans and intelligent agents working together to accomplish missions. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has established this new collaborative program, Strengthening Teamwork for Robust Operations in Novel Groups (STRONG), with the goal of developing the foundation for enhanced teamwork within heterogeneous human-intelligent agent teams. This collaborative venture will bring together diverse, multidisciplinary expertise to support scientific breakthroughs relevant to specific and critical scientific questions that must be addressed to enable this future vision.

Link: W911NF-19-S-0001

National Science Foundation
Environmental Sustainability

Funding Opportunity Number: PD 18-7643
Application Due Date: Continuous

The Environmental Sustainability program is part of the Environmental Engineering and Sustainability cluster, which also includes 1) Environmental Engineering; and 2) Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials.

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

National Science Foundation
Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)

Funding Opportunity Number: PD 16-7680
Application Due Date: Continuous

The Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) Program is a Directorate-wide initiative dedicated to supporting the development of a diverse and well-prepared engineering workforce. Across every educational juncture (e.g., elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels), efforts to improve engineering interests, preparation, connections, experiences, and opportunities among underrepresented groups is of major importance to BPE.

Link: PD 16-7680

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 Research Traineeship (NRT) FY2020 Program (NSF 19-522)

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting statements of interest and preliminary proposals for the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) FY2020 Program (NSF 19-522). An eligible organization may participate in only two (2) traineeship proposals per competition. Participation includes serving as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or sub-awardee on any proposal.

We are conducting a two-step internal competition for those interested in submitting or participating as a sub-awardee on a proposal. Please see the attached letter for instructions regarding the submission of a: 1) required statement of interest due by noon on Wednesday, September 4, 2019; 2) preliminary proposal due by noon on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Only PI’s who have submitted statements of interest will be eligible to submit a pre-proposal.

A required letter of intent is due to NSF between November 25, 2019 and December 6, 2019. The deadline for full proposals is February 6, 2020. Complete program details can be found at: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19522/nsf19522.htm

2019 NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) NSF 15-576

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting e-mails of interest for the 2019 NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) funding opportunity. Only one Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal may be submitted by an organization as the lead organization.

Full program details can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15576/nsf15576.htm. The deadline for full proposals to NSF is October 11, 2019.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections program, please send a statement of interest with a tentative project title and a brief description (200 words) by noon, Friday, August 30, 2019 via e-mail to limited@unm.edu. Please add the following to the subject line: NSF ADBC – your name. Based on the number of responses received, the Limited Competition Management Team may announce a call for pre-proposals.

2019 NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning funding opportunity (NSF 17-573)

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the 2019 NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) funding opportunity. Full proposals are due to the NSF on November 6, 2019. Complete program details can be found at: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17573/nsf17573.htm.

This is a limited competition. Each institution is permitted to submit three applications.

Please note this limited competition will have a required two-step process:

  • By noon on August 23, submit a required statement of interest to limited@unm.edu with:
    • Your name, department, rank
    • Names and departments of UNM collaborators
    • Title of proposal and the type of project
  • By noon on September 6, submit a required 3-page preliminary proposal to limited@unm.edu that includes:
    • 3-page preproposal, again specifying the title and type of project, as well as addressing the required criteria
    • Draft budget overview
    • Abbreviated CV for each UNM personnel

For further details and the internal competition requirements, please see the limited competitions website http://frdo.unm.edu/limited_competition.

NSF Critical-Zone Collaborative Network, NSF 19-586

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting e-mails of interest for the NSF Critical-Zone Collaborative Network, NSF 19-586 funding opportunity. The funding agency limits the number of proposals per institution to four (3 Thematic Cluster and 1 Coordinating Hub). See the following link for further details: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505628

If you are interested in submitting a preliminary proposal please send a statement of interest with a brief abstract (maximum 1 page pdf) via e-mail to limited@unm.edu by noon, Friday, August 16, 2019. Based on the e-mail responses received, the Limited Competition Management Team may announce a call for preproposals. Please distribute this notice to departments and individuals whom you believe would be interested. Information can also be found at https://frdo.unm.edu/limited_competition. The deadline for full proposals to the agency is December 2, 2019.

NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research (NSF 19-587)

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting e-mails of interest for the NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research (NSF 19-587) funding opportunity. The funding agency limits the number of proposals per institution to one. See the following link for further details: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503148.

If you are interested in submitting a preliminary proposal please send a statement of interest with a brief abstract (maximum 1 page pdf) via e-mail to limited@unm.edu by noon, Friday, August 9, 2019. Based on the e-mail responses received, the Limited Competition Management Team may announce a call for preproposals. Please distribute this notice to departments and individuals whom you believe would be interested. Information can also be found at https://frdo.unm.edu/limited_competition.

The deadline for full proposals to the agency is November 5, 2019.

McCune Foundation Grant

This competition is limited to one proposal per department.

The McCune Foundation's annual grant cycle will be open from August 15, 2019 until September 13, 2019. The foundation funds community-based projects in New Mexico.

As of last year, the Foundation made updates to its grant structures. Cultivate grant awards will range between $10,000 and $25,000 for a 12-month scope of work. Focus grant awards will range between $25,000 and $50,000 for a 12-month scope of work. UNM is not eligible for Lead grants. All proposed work, regardless of tier, must benefit New Mexicans. For more information about the criteria for each type of grant, please see: https://www.nmmccune.org/.

For further details and the internal competition requirements, please contact your department head.

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.

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Student Opportunities

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Deadlines for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research:

  • October 22, 2019
  • October 20, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19590/nsf19590.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

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

Track I: IRES Sites: September 10, 2019
Track II: Advanced Studies Institutes: September 17, 2019
Track III: New Concepts in International Graduate Experience: September 24, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19585/nsf19585.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

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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