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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

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

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.

Quantum Horizons: QIS Research and Innovation for Nuclear Science

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 31, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314675

Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Novel Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements (DIFFERENTIATE)

Deadline: May 20, 2019

https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId05a65b12-4c3a-477c-b035-fb3334f3f47c

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

DOE Traineeship in Accelerator Science and Technology

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 31, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314762

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontiers (SaTC Frontiers)

  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): July 05, 2019
  • Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): September 30, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19572/nsf19572.htm?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

Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/1/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/19/2019 5:00 PM ET

https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaId439d5a28-e6a1-48a2-b453-093d3bfbe1df

Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics: Kits

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311974

ROSES 2019: Aura Science Team

Proposal due date: September 19, 2019

Aura Science Team, Solicitation: NNH19ZDA001N-AURAST

NM Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) - New Mexico

Application Sponsor deadline - required: May 28, 2019, 5 p.m. Mountain Time

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/nm/programs/financial/cig/

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

Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/15/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/20/2019 5:00 PM ET

https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaIddfdeec54-a32a-4113-bd78-04aa84185034

DoN Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 19, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310093

Advancing Sustainable Materials Management

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 10, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314233

NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Collaboration with Amazon (FAI)

  • Letter of Intent Deadline Date: May 10, 2019
  • Full Proposal Deadline Date: June 25, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505651

Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Wind Energy Technologies Office Funding Opportunity Announcement

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/29/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/17/2019 5:00 PM ET

https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaIdb3bff091-3531-4356-b234-d079118ccce3

Pipeline Safety Research Competitive Academic Agreement Program (CAAP)

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 03, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314125

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

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): June 25, 2019
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 27, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19567/nsf19567.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

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

Full Proposal Deadline (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): June 07, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19565/nsf19565.htm?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

Real-Time Machine Learning (RTML)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): June 06, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19566/nsf19566.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC)

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): August 06, 2019

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): September 06, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19564/nsf19564.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

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

Fiscal Year 2019 Commercial Trucks and Off-road Applications FOA: Natural Gas, Hydrogen, Biopower, and Electrification Technologies

Concept Paper/Proposal Sponsor deadline - required: March 29, 2019 - 5:00 pm ET

Application Sponsor deadline - required - Full Applications: May 14, 2019 - 5:00 pm ET

https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaId4940c6dc-dfe5-43ea-b5ac-f03bf0ea8c83

Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Diversity Action Plan (R25)

Application deadline date: May 25, 2019

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-345.html

Development of Primary Source-Based Curricula, Apps/Online Interactives, and Instructional Materials

Application due date: April 22, 2019

http://loc.gov/teachers/newsevents/

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

DHS S&T and Israeli Partners Announce Call for Proposals for Advanced Technologies in Homeland Security

The deadline for submission of Executive Summaries for the Homeland Security Program is April 3, 2019. Projects will be awarded in July 2019. A full description of submission requirements can be found on the BIRD Foundation website.

Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

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

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19562/nsf19562.htm

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

  • July 10, 2019, Second Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter
  • 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

Artificial Intelligence Research and Development to Support Community Supervision

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 13, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312946

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

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR), on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), for the Manufacturing Engineering Education Program

Current Closing Date for Applications: June 20, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312973

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

CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: July 31, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504991

EHR Core Research: Production Engineering Education and Research (ECR: PEER)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): May 15, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19557/nsf19557.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering - Frameworks

Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 7, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505631

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education

Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 9, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505630

A Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise

Application Deadline: 5/8/2019

NSF and NIH are interested in proposals that will propel understanding of the biomedical research enterprise by drawing from the scientific expertise of the science of science policy research community.

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19547

Ideas Lab: Cross-cutting Initiative in CubeSat Innovations

Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: February 12, 2019
Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 30, 2019
(due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505605

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

  • July 10, 2019, Second Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter
  • January 15, 2020, Third Wednesday in January, Annually Thereafter

Expeditions in Computing

Full Proposal Window: April 25, 2018 - April 24, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503169

InTrans

  • April 24, 2019 - April 23, 2020
  • April 24 - April 23, 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

Dear Colleague Letter: Leadership-Class Computing Allocations

Two NSF leadership-class computing resources, Blue Waters and Frontera, will be available for allocation with an award start date of April 1, 2019.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19030/nsf19030.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
EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (EFRI): Chromatin and Epigenetic Engineering (CEE) and Continuum, Compliant, and Configurable Soft Robotics Engineering (C3 SoRo)

Funding Opportunity Number: 19-502
Letter of Interest Deadline: November 29, 2018
Preliminary Application Deadline: January 7, 2019
Full Application Deadline: April 25, 2019

19-502

National Science Foundation
Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers (ERC Program)

Letter of Interest Deadline: November 30, 2018
Preliminary Application Deadline: January 16, 2019
Full Application Deadline: July 12, 2019

The ERC program supports convergent research that will lead to strong societal impact. Each ERC has interacting foundational components that go beyond the research project, including engineering workforce development at all participant stages, a culture of diversity and inclusion where all participants gain mutual benefit, and value creation within an innovation ecosystem that will outlast the lifetime of the ERC. The logical reasoning that links the proposed activities to the identified goals for each ERC should be clear.

Link: 19-503

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):

  • January 08, 2019
  • 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):

  • February 20, 2019
  • 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
Partnerships for Innovation

Funding Opportunity Number: 19-506
Application Deadlines: January 17, 2019 and July 10, 2019

The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program 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. This solicitation offers two broad tracks: 1) The Technology Translation (PFI-TT) track offers the opportunity to translate prior NSF-funded research results in any field of science or engineering into technological innovations with promising commercial potential and societal impact. 2) The Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track seeks to achieve the same goals as the PFI-TT track by supporting instead complex, multi-faceted technology development projects that are typically beyond the scope of a single researcher or institution and require a multi-organizational, interdisciplinary, synergistic collaboration.

Link: 19-506

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental Funding

Priority given to supplemental funding requests submitted before March 30, 2019. The NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) invites grantees with active CISE awards to submit requests for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental funding, following the guidelines in the NSF REU program solicitation [see Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Sites and Supplements; NSF 13-542].

Link: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19014/nsf19014.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required): June 24, 2019
Full Proposal Deadline(s): November 26, 2019, By invitation only

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) program provides sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. Each MRSEC addresses research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and multidisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. The MRSECs support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international organizations, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership, and is composed of up to three Interdisciplinary Research Groups, IRGs, each addressing a fundamental materials science topic aligned with the Division of Materials Research, DMR.

Link: 19-517

National Science Foundation
Geoinformatics

Funding Opportunity Number: 11-581
Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

The primary goal is the development of cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences (Geoinformatics). Collaboration with computational scientists and the development of public/private partnerships are strongly encouraged. This solicitation will support efforts to create the underlying knowledge base and utilities that will be integrated, over time, through EarthCube. Projects should be proposed using modern software techniques and standards that facilitate eventual integration into a geoscience-wide knowledge system.

Link: 11-581

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

W.M. Keck Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting 1-page concept papers for the for W.M. Keck Foundation Science and Engineering program area grant.

This is a limited competition. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requiring statements of interest by 5pm on May 15, 2019 and one-page concept papers to limited@unm.edu by NOON on June 11, 2019.

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

DoD Basic Research Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting statements of interest followed by pre-proposals for the Fiscal Year 2020 DoD Basic Research Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions, FOA W911NF-19-S-0009 funding opportunity.

An institution may submit no more than three (3) applications. Therefore, we are conducting a two-step internal competition process and are requesting: 1) required statements of interest by noon on Monday, April 22, 2019; and 2) pre-proposals by noon on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Full proposals must be received by the DoD no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 15, 2019.

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

DOE Accelerated Research in Quantum Computing (ARQC)

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting statements of interest followed by preproposals for the DOE Accelerated Research in Quantum Computing (ARQC) DE-FOA-0002081 funding opportunity.

Only one proposal is permitted per institution as the lead institution. Therefore, we are conducting a two-step internal competition process and are requesting: 1) required statements of interest by noon on Monday, April 15, 2019; and 2) preproposals by noon on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Required letter of intent is due to DOE on May 1, 2019.

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

NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) funding opportunity.

Each university is permitted to submit a *single application* to the Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting preproposals by noon on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

The NSF deadline for full proposals to this funding cycle is July 10, 2019.

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

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award funding opportunity. This is a funding opportunity specifically for full time Associate and Full Professors working in the area of studies of brain function in health and disease.

This is a limited competition. Each university is permitted to submit a *single letter of intent*. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting preproposals by noon on Friday, May 3, 2019.

The deadline for the required letter of intent is June 25, 2019, with invited full proposals to the funder due September 24, 2019.

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

USDA NIFA HSI Education Grants Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting statements of interest for the USDA NIFA HSI Education Grants Program funding opportunity. Please see the RFA for complete details: https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY19-HSI-Revision1.pdf.

There are three grant types for the HSIs Education Grants Program, two of which are limited: Collaboration grants and Conference grants. For FY 2019, an institution may not submit more than two Collaboration and two Conference applications as a lead institution.

The deadline for full proposals to the USDA for both types of limited grants is May 16, 2019.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to this program, please email a statement of interest with a tentative title, the name of the collaborating HSI (if Collaboration type), a brief project description (200 words), and names and departments/institutions of all senior personnel by noon, Friday, April 5, 2019 to limited@unm.edu with the subject line indicating: NIFA HSI Collaboration – OR – NIFA HSI Conference - your name. Based on the e-mail responses received, the Limited Competitions Management Team may announce a call for preproposals.

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

USDA NIFA Women and Minorities in STEM Fields (WAMS) Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting statements of interest for the USDA NIFA Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program funding opportunity. The funding agency limits the number of proposals per institution to one. Download the RFA

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to this program, please email a statement of interest with a tentative title, a brief project description (200 words), and names and departments of all senior personnel by noon, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to limited@unm.edu with the subject line indicating: NIFA WAMS - your name. Based on the e-mail responses received, the Limited Competitions Management Team may announce a call for preproposals.

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

NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting statements of interest followed by preproposals for the Limited Competition: NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (NSF 19-567) funding opportunity. Only three proposal are permitted per organization as the lead institution. A PI or co-PI on one proposal in this competition may not be a participant in another STC proposal under review in the same competition. Therefore, we are conducting a two-step internal competition process and are requesting: 1) statements of interest by noon on Tuesday, April 2, 2019; and 2) preproposals by noon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Required preliminary proposals are due to NSF on June 25, 2019.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19567/nsf19567.htm

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

NSF Materials Innovation Platform

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the NSF Materials Innovation Platform (NSF 19-526) funding opportunity.

This is a limited competition. Only one proposal is permitted per organization as lead institution, and an individual may participate in only one proposal as PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting preproposals by noon on Friday, April 5, 2019.

The NSF deadline for full proposals to the agency due April 26, 2019.

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

NSF: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education funding opportunity. This is a limited competition and UNM is limited to participate on two proposals as the lead and/or partner. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting preproposals by noon on March 22, 2019.

The NSF deadline for full proposals is May 9, 2019

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

NSF: Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)

The UNM Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the NSF Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS) funding opportunity. We are requesting preproposals by noon on March 20, 2019.

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

The NSF deadline for full proposals is May 24, 2019

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

Supplemental Funding Opportunity: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN)

Information on this exciting new DCL 18-102 is available here: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN): www.nsf.gov/INTERN

Watch the INTERN video: http://nationalsciencefoundation.tumblr.com/post/179651371393/grad-students-inspired-to-look-beyond-careers-in

Amount of supplemental funding: The total amount of funding requested must not exceed $55,000 per student per six-month period.

The Deadline is May 1st, for FY19 funding consideration. Submissions received after May 1st, will be considered for FY19 if funds are available, or, reviewed for future FY20 support.

Department of Defense/Naval Supply Systems Command

Research Initiatives at The Naval Postgraduate School
Funding Opportunity Number: N00244-18-S-NPS-F001
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

The NPS is interested in research initiatives that offer potential for advancement and improvement in the NPS core mission of graduate education and research. This is an announcement to declare NPS’s solicitation in competitive funding of meritorious research initiatives across a spectrum of science and engineering, business, politics and public/foreign policy, operational and information sciences, and interdisciplinary disciplines that are in line with the NPS’s graduate education and research mission.
Link: N00244-18-S-NPS-F001

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

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