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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

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

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

Desalination and Water Purification Research Program: Research Projects for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021

Current Closing Date for Applications: December 04, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321236

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing Two Program Name and Scope Changes

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

The Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence Program (SL)

Full Proposal Target Date: January 15, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505731

Performance-based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, and Risk Management (PERFORM)

Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/28/2019 9:30 AM ET

https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaIdcf23a62d-a269-4369-a408-bfb4ba014f8d

Interfacial Engineering

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

Training for Improved Protection of Drinking Water Sources

Current Closing Date for Applications: October 04, 2019. Please see Section IV of the announcement for additional submission information.

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

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Proposals accepted anytime

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

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

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

Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

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

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19600/nsf19600.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Catalysis

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

Environmental Engineering

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

Environmental Sustainability

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

Fluid Dynamics

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

Process Systems, Reaction Engineering, and Molecular Thermodynamics

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

Electrochemical Systems

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

Thermal Transport Processes

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

Particulate and Multiphase Processes

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (EFRI): Distributed Chemical Manufacturing (DCheM) and Engineering the Elimination of End-of-Life Plastics (E3P)

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 04, 2019

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): December 02, 2019

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): March 26, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19599/nsf19599.htm

Energize the Environment Grant Program

All essays must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 30th to be considered for the fall grant, and 11:59 p.m. EST October 30th for the spring grant. Each winner will be notified within 20 days following the end of each grant's submission window.

https://www.quadratec.com/page/quadratec-cares-grant-program

Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program

Closing Date for Applications: October 29, 2019. Applications should be received by October 29, 2019 and not later than 23:59 ET in Grants.gov.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320037

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

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

Open Call: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distinguished Staff Fellowships

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is currently accepting applications for the prestigious Distinguished Staff Fellowship Program. The application deadline is Friday, November 1, 2019 and the link to the apply can be accessed by visiting the Distinguished Staff Fellowship Program.

NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (FoMR)

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 15, 2019 - November 20, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19598/nsf19598.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505681&WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering

Full Proposal Target Date: November 18, 2019

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19596/nsf19596.htm

Fiscal Year 2020 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

Closing Date for Applications: February 12, 2020

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

Minerva Research Initiative

Closing Date for Applications: November 19, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319254

Improvised Threats Defeat and Detect Broad Agency Announcement

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

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

CRANE - Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors

Response Date: November 8, 2019

https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=54e697d3b3baab052c0b3702858e93e6&tab=core&_cview=0

FOcal arrays for Curved Infrared Imagers (FOCII)

Response Date: October 18, 2019

https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=0fcc358b71da0f9f38be7159d757b196&tab=core&_cview=0

Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)

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

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

Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER): New Urban Site

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): December 04, 2019

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): June 15, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19594/nsf19594.htm

Antarctic Research

Closing Date for Applications: Proposals accepted anytime

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

CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)

Letter of Intent Deadline Date: November 12, 2019

Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 9, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12810

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

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

NOGLSTP Recognition Awards

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.

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

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

Composite Airframe Life Extension (CALE)

Closing Date for Applications: October 10, 2020

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

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

Continuous. Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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

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

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

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

Gulf Research Program

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

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

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

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2024

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

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

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 30, 2020

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

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

Dear Colleague Letter: Effective Practices for Data

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

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  

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

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

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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

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

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

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.

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 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

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards funding opportunity.

This is a limited competition. Each university is permitted to submit two applications. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting preproposals by noon on Friday, November 15, 2019. If you would like to participate in this limited competition, please send a statement of interest to limited@unm.edu no later than Friday, November 1, 2019.

The deadline to submit full proposals to the agency is January 8, 2020.

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

American Honda Foundation Grant Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the American Honda Foundation funding opportunity.

This is a limited competition. Each university, which for this sponsor includes branch campuses and medical schools, is permitted to submit a single application. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting preproposals by noon on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

The deadline for full proposals to the sponsor is February 1, 2020.

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

NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NSF 19-506 (PFI-Research Partnerships track only)

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting pre-proposals for the NSF Partnerships for Innovation (NSF 19-506; PFI-Research Partnerships track only) funding opportunity.

This is a limited competition. Each institution is permitted to submit a single application to the PFI-Research Partnerships track. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting preproposals by noon on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

Full proposals for this cycle are due to the NSF on January 8, 2020. (The July 8, 2020 due date will require an additional limited competition.)

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

NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) - NSF 19-609

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting statements of interest for the NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2; NSF 19-609) funding opportunity. This program used to be called Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM, and now has two new funding categories: 1) Conference proposals designed to bring together researchers and students to foster new ER2 research and the development of new ethical standards for STEM research; and 2) Project Incubation proposals designed to support the development of full proposals by two or more organizations. For complete programmatic details, please visit the NSF ER2 webpage at: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19609/nsf19609.htm.

This is a limited competition. Each institution is permitted to submit one application. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting statements of interest by noon on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Full proposals are due to the NSF on February 24, 2020.

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

Brain Research Foundation (BFR) Seed Grant Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting statements of interest for the Brain Research Foundation (BFR) Seed Grant Program. The purpose of the Program is to provide start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs in molecular and clinical neuroscience, as well as studies of neural, sensory, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning in health and disease. Each award is limited to $80,000 (direct costs) for a two-year grant period.

Required Letters of Intent are due to the sponsor on January 7, 2020. Invited full proposals are due March 25, 2020. For complete program information, follow this link: https://d2f4fnz1e8fuj3.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-SG-Guidelines.pdf.

This is a limited competition. Each institution is permitted to submit one Letter of Intent. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting statements of interest by noon on Friday, November 1, 2019.

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

NSF: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC), NSF 20-504

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC), NSF 20-504 funding opportunity. For FY 2020, RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single topic: "Harnessing the Data Revolution to solve problems of national importance."

Each institution is permitted to submit one application. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition.

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

By noon on October 25, 2019, submit a statement of interest to limited@unm.edu
By noon on November 11, 2019, submit a 5-page preliminary proposal to limited@unm.edu

More details on the statement of interest and preliminary proposal are provided in the attached instructions. (Note: The statement of interest is required in order for the preliminary proposal to be reviewed by the limited competitions committee.)

The NSF deadline for the required letter of intent is December 20, 2019 and full proposals are due January 24, 2020.

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

NSF: IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) NSF 19-614

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting e-mails of interest for the NSF: IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)funding opportunity. The funding agency limits the number of proposals per institution to two. See the following link for further details: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19614/nsf19614.pdf

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, November 8, 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 February 7, 2020.

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) NSF 18-526

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) funding opportunity.

This is a limited competition. Each institution is permitted to submit three applications. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition.

By noon on November 1, submit an email of interest to limited@unm.edu with:

  • Your name, department, rank
  • 100 word (maximum) description of area of research interest
  • Signed approval by department chair
  • Names of potential host organization(s)

By noon on December 3, submit a 3-page preliminary proposal to limited@unm.edu that includes:

  • Description of the research to be conducted and anticipated impact on your career
  • Letter of support signed by your department chair and dean
  • Letter of tentative agreement from your collaborator at the host organization

The NSF deadline for full proposals is March 10, 2020.

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

The Moore Inventor Fellows

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for The Moore Inventor Fellows funding opportunity.

This is a limited competition. Each university is permitted to nominate two faculty applicants. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting preproposals by noon on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

The deadline for the nomination from UNM is November 15, 2019 with all application materials due to the sponsor by December 13, 2019.

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

Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

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

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

Interdisciplinary Discussion Groups

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

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

Student Opportunities

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities - Fall 2020 (NSTGRO20)

NSTGRO20 Proposals Due: November 05, 2019

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7B3691C1EE-588D-6D31-4DF0-361AFE16E9E9%7D&path=open&method=init

Graduate Research Opportunities at DOE National Laboratories

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program 2019 Solicitation 2. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on November 14, 2019.

There are 4 new research areas added to encourage activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Solicitation 2. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Four new research areas have been added to encourage activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

 

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

Upcoming Training

Research Proposals: From Idea to Submission Workshop

How do you navigate your research path at UNM? Where are the resources and contacts? Come meet some helpful staff from the Faculty Research Development Office and the Office of Sponsored Projects to keep you moving along the path to funding success at UNM. Please join us for the next Research Success Series workshop this semester which will be taking place next Friday, October 25th from 12-1:30 PM in the ADVANCE at UNM space in the Communications & Journalism Building.

Presenters:
Monica Fishel, Faculty Research Development Office
Carman Melendrez, Faculty Research Development Office
Stephanie Tofighi, Faculty Research Development Office
Michelle Casias, Office of Sponsored Projects

Lunch will be provided. Please register Here.

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.

Request Proposal Support