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SOE budget templates

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SOE cost sharing

Download SOE cost share guidelines

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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 your 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

Dear Colleague Letter: Sentinel Cells for Surveillance and Response to Emergent Infectious Diseases (Sentinels)

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20105/nsf20105.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Updates to NSF-Approved Formats for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

NSF-Approved Formats for the Biographical Sketch

NSF-Approved Formats for Current and Pending Support

Federal Agency Grant and Funding Opportunities related to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Download Federal Agency Grant and Funding Opportunities related to the COVID-19 Outbreak

From FRDO: COVID-19 funding opportunities

http://frdo.unm.edu/funding_opportunities

Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources

Learn more about Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources

xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge NOW OPEN

The Army has launched a new prize competition, the xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The Army is seeking out low-cost, readily manufacturable emergency ventilator to quickly augment ventilator capacity in the exigent COIVID-19 pandemic.

The ventilator challenge is open to all US-based entities and is currently accepting applications. Submissions that are approved by the judging panel will receive an invitation to conduct a virtual pitch to a panel beginning on April 13, 2020.

To learn more about xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge, the eligibility requirements and contest details, please visit our website at www.xtechsearch.army.mil.

RWJF Pioneering Grant Opportunity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has issued a call for proposals for their Pioneering Ideas grant program. They are looking for ideas, under the overarching umbrella of advancing health equity and progress toward a Culture of Health, in any of four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Pioneering awards are typically for 1-3 years and an average of $315,000.

Call for proposals: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2020/pioneering-ideas-2020-exploring-the-future-to-build-a-culture-of-health.html

What RWJF funds and doesn’t fund: https://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/grants-and-grant-programs.html

Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20052/nsf20052.pdf

Dear Colleague Letter: Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20055/nsf20055.jsp

Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator and Call for Future Topics Conference Proposals

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20061/nsf20061.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Request for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20065/nsf20065.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Developing Long-term Strategies to Transform Manufacturing

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20067/nsf20067.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

The Nation's highest honors for mentors who work with underrepresented groups to develop fully the Nation's human resources in STEM

https://paesmem.net/

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR)

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

  • September 04, 2020 - December 03, 2020

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

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20529/nsf20529.htm

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20566/nsf20566.htm

CUTC National Student Awards: Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award

Sponsor deadline - required: September 30, 2020

https://www.mycutc.com/membership/awards/

National Science Foundation Restricted-Access Research Data Centers

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15586/nsf15586.pdf

Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP)

September 01, 2020 - September 30, 2020

All proposals: Chemical Catalysis (CAT); Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms-A (CSDM-A); Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms-B (CSDM-B); Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (CTMC); and Chemical Synthesis (SYN)

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20577/nsf20577.htm?org=NSF

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

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 30, 2020

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

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

Department of Energy/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems

Application Deadline: October 06, 2020

https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaIdfa6e43fc-9abe-4c4f-867b-224e5fb1d6bb

National Science Foundation Discovery Research PreK-12

Current Closing Date for Applications: October 07, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326833

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

Composite Airframe Life Extension (CALE)

Closing Date for Applications: October 10, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants

Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI)

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

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20592/nsf20592.htm

Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) Broad Agency Announcement for FY20

This opportunity is for faculty and students!

Current Closing Date for Applications: October 30, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328987

Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8if8PcU6c8&feature=youtu.be

Energize the Environment Grant Program

Deadline: October 30, 2020

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

NOGLSTP Recognition Awards

The deadline for 2021 nomination package submissions will be October 31, 2020.

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

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

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 02, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20593/nsf20593.htm

NSF/VMware Partnership on The Next Generation of Sustainable Digital Infrastructure

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 04, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20594/nsf20594.htm

Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 04, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20595/nsf20595.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 09, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20598/nsf20598.htm

Carbon Ore, Rare Earths and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative for U.S. Basins

Response due: November 09, 2020 11:59 AM US/Eastern

https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2ffedconnect%3fdoc%3dDE-FOA-0002370%26agency%3dDOE&doc=DE-FOA-0002370&agency=DOE

PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation

Current Closing Date for Applications: November 10, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325435

Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central) National Science Foundation

Current Closing Date for Applications: November 12, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328697

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

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): October 1, 2020 - November 12, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505667

National Science Foundation Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems

Application Deadline: November 16, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20579/nsf20579.pdf

National Science Foundation Plasma Physics

Application Deadline: November 16, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503252

/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276916

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)

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

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20585/nsf20585.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 20, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20590/nsf20590.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY)

Full Proposal Sponsor deadline - required: December 01, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=505058&ods_key=nsf18564

National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes

Full Proposal Deadline Date: December 4, 2020

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505686

Funding Opportunity Announcement FY2021 Department of the Navy (DON) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program

Current Closing Date for Applications: December 08, 2020

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328543

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters ROSES 2020: Space Weather Science Application Operations-to-Research

Application Deadline: December 16, 2020

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=734202/solicitationId=%7B2FF5915D-4700-7B3B-43F1-0094ED1BE130%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/B.7%20SWO2R%20032520%20Amend%208%20clean.pdf

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 12, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20607/nsf20607.htm

National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ ROSES 2020 Science Team for the OCO Missions

Application Deadline: January 13, 2021

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=759433/solicitationId=%7B7B9745C4-04AD-74F8-59B7-3CF0C8EF15E3%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/A.51%20OCO%20Science%20Team%20Amend%2037V2.pdf

Focused Research Hubs in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 15, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20605/nsf20605.htm

FY2021 VANNEVAR BUSH FACULTY FELLOWSHIP

Current Closing Date for Applications: January 15, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328010

The Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence Program (SL)

Full Proposal Target Date: January 20, 2021

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

Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 25, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20612/nsf20612.htm

National Science Foundation Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science

Application Deadline: January 26, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505289&org=IIP&from=home

DTRA Chemical / Biological Technologies Broad Agency Announcement

Updated Inactive Date: Feb 04, 2021

https://beta.sam.gov/opp/ada9c9ac18774701995778109ac83e9c/view

Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS)

Full Proposal due: February 8, 2021

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

Science of Science - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SOS DDRIG)

Full Proposal Target Date(s): February 10, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19611/nsf19611.htm

Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

Current Closing Date for Applications: February 11, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328930

Department of Defense/Air Force Office of Scientific Research (FY20) Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR)

Closing Date: February 15, 2021

https://basicresearch.defense.gov/Pilots/DEPSCoR-Defense-Established-Program-to-Stimulate-Competitive-Research/

Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions)

Proposals due: April 24, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20544/nsf20544.htm

Research Initiatives at The Naval Postgraduate School

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 31, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305726

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/ Defense Sciences Office

Original Response Date: June 11, 2021, 04:00 pm EDT

https://beta.sam.gov/opp/36d6bc789b364142a0f7a267017b06d9/view#general

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

Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2021 - September 15, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504687

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

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program (NARP)

Current Closing Date for Applications: December 31, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302176

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

Armament Technology Broad Agency Announcement

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 11, 2022

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

CCDC-ARL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY FOA

Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2023

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327648

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

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

Improvised Threats Defeat and Detect Broad Agency Announcement

This BAA is in effect 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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505673

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

Proposals Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14579/nsf14579.htm

Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20586/nsf20586.htm

Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20582/nsf20582.htm

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

Proposal accepted anytime with a cognizant NSF Program Officer's invitation.

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf18515

Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)

Continuous

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20582/nsf20582.htm

Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MOMS)

Continuous

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13355

Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (HDBE)

Continuous

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13353

Energy & Environment: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

https://sloan.org/programs/research/energy-and-environment

Technology: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

https://sloan.org/programs/digital-technology

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

https://sloan.org/programs/higher-education/diversity-equity-inclusion

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20536/nsf20536.htm

Plant Biotic Interactions

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20576/nsf20576.htm

New Mexico Space Grant and NASA EPSCoR Funding Opportunities for Faculty

For more info about the NM Space Grant Research Initiation Grant (RIG) and to apply go to: http://nmspacegrant.com/research-initiation-grant

For more info about the NM NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development (RID) program and to apply go to: http://nmnasaepscor.com/research-infrastructure-development/

Cyberinfrastructure Centers of Excellence (CI CoE)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

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

Proposals Accepted Anytime

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

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

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

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

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

Proposals Accepted Anytime

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

Research Grants (William T. Grant Foundation)

http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants

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

Multiple deadlines.

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

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

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

Interfacial Engineering

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Proposals accepted anytime

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

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

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.

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

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

Sustained Availability of Biological Infrastructure (SABI) Core Program

Proposals accepted anytime.

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

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

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

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

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

Link: NSF 18-515

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

Funding Opportunity Number: 14-579
Application Deadline: Continuous

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

Link: 14-579

National Science Foundation
Crosscutting Activities in Materials Research

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

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

Link: PD-18-7222

Limited Competitions

NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central) NSF 20-600

The NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central) program solicits proposals for a nationwide HDR Coordination Hub, HDR Central. The overarching purpose of HDR Central will be to increase the impact of the HDR Big Idea by supporting coordination and communication among all HDR projects, and by sharing HDR efforts and outcomes with the public.

One award of up to $2,000,000 will be made for a maximum duration of five years, pending availability of funds.

Complete program details can found at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20600/nsf20600.htm.

This is a limited competition. An organization may serve as the lead institution on only one HDR Central proposal. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please send a statement of interest with a tentative project title and a brief description (150 words max) by noon, Thursday, September 10, 2020, via e-mail to limited@unm.edu with the subject line: NSF HDR Central – your name. Based on the e-mail responses received, the Limited Competition Management Team may announce a call for pre-proposals.

NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) (P20) PAR-19-313

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting statements of interest for the NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) funding opportunity. Only one application from main campus is allowed. See the following link for further details: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-19-313.html

If you are interested in submitting a preliminary proposal please send a statement of interest as per the instructions in the attached pdf. Statements of interest are due by noon, Monday, September 14, 2020. Based on the e-mail responses received, the Limited Competition Management Team may announce a call for preproposals. Information can also be found at http://frdo.unm.edu/limited_competition.

NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes: Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce NSF 20-604

The NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes: Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce joint government and U.S. industry program invites proposals for full AI Institutes with a principal focus in one or more of the following themes:

  • Theme 1: Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration
  • Theme 2: AI Institute for Advances in Optimization
  • Theme 3: AI and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
  • Theme 4: Advances in AI and Computer and Network Systems
  • Theme 5: AI Institute in Dynamic Systems
  • Theme 6: AI-Augmented Learning
  • Theme 7: AI to Advance Biology
  • Theme 8: AI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food System

This solicitation will support cooperative agreements of between $16,000,000 and $20,000,000 for between four and five years ($4,000,000 per year on average).

Complete program details can found at: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20604/nsf20604.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

This is a limited competition. An organization may submit no more than two proposals to this solicitation as lead institution. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please send a statement of interest with a tentative project title and a brief description (250 words max) by noon, Thursday, September 17, 2020 via e-mail to limited@unm.edu with the subject line: NSF AI Institutes – your name. Based on the e-mail responses received, the Limited Competition Management Team may announce a call for pre-proposals.

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM²D Scholars Award Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the Johnson & Johnson Wi STEM²D Scholars funding opportunity.

This is a limited competition. Each university is permitted to submit a single application per each STEM²D discipline. As such, UNM can support a total of 6 applicant submissions, one in each of the disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting preproposals by noon on Friday, September 25, 2020.

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

Student Opportunities

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 2020 Solicitation 2. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on November 12, 2020.

I would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Conservation Laws and 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/.

Upcoming Training

Department Outreach

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

FRDO Resources

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

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