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Miscellaneous


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NIOSH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (U13)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=256754

The purpose of this program is to support high quality and impact scientific conferences/meetings that are relevant to NIOSH’s scientific mission, program priorities, and to the public health. The mission of NIOSH is to generate new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice for the betterment of workers.

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education
Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Disabilities
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274651
Application Deadline: 04/20/2015

The purpose of Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs) is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, by developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. For this priority area, the DRRP must contribute to the outcome of maximizing the community living and participation outcomes of individuals with disabilities.

Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education
Health and Function of Individuals with Disabilities
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274649
Application Deadline: 04/20/2015

The purpose of Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs) is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, by developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. For this priority area, the DRRP must contribute to the outcome of maximizing health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities. 

Department of Homeland Security
DHS S&T Long Range Broad Agency Announcement
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=5f2eabdf6207bf8e46a7b2102ad26e66&tab=core&_cview=0

White papers will be accepted until December 31, 2018.

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Agriculture and Rural Development


FDA
Grants to Enhance Food Safety: National Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program (U18)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271376
Application Deadline: 03/16/2015

This program will award grants that increase the understanding and adoption of established food safety standards, guidance, and protocols. Grants awarded will be carried out in a manner that facilitates the integration of food safety standards and guidance with a variety of agricultural production systems, including conventional, sustainable, organic, and conservation and environmental practices carried out by the eligible entities. The assistance provided by these programs, to the extent practicable, shall be coordinated with and delivered in cooperation with similar services or assistance by other federal agencies or programs serving those eligible entities.

NSF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15538/nsf15538.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Application Deadline: 04/27/2015

The goal of the Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) Program is to support innovative basic scientific research designed to address key constraints to smallholder agriculture in the developing world. Proposals must make a clear and well-defined connection between the outcomes of the proposed basic research and its direct relevance and potential application to agriculture in the developing world. Activities in two focus areas will be supported: (1) developing high throughput, low cost phenotyping tools and devices to facilitate assessment of field-based phenotypes, especially for root and tuber crops, and (2) advancing basic research in crop plants relevant to smallholder agriculture in developing countries to develop critically needed sequence and functional genomics resources to enable basic and applied research in crop plants important for smallholder agriculture.

USDA
AFRI - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/pdfs/fy2015_afri_climate_change.pdf
Application Deadline: 06/04/2015

The goal fo this program is to support research to facilitate the adaption of agroecosystems and natural resource systems to climate variability and the implementation of mitigation strategies in those systems. In FY 2015, applications are sought in the following priority areas: (1) Climate and Microbial Processes in Agroecosystems, (2) Climate Resilient Land Use for Agriculture and Forestry, or (3) Synthesis and Assessment of USDA’s Climate Investments.

USDA
AFRI - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/pdfs/fy2015_child_obes.pdf
Application Deadline: 04/23/2015

USDA requests applications to achieve the long-term outcomes of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents.

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Arts and Humanities


American Music Therapy Association
Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award
http://www.musictherapy.org/research/fultz/
Application Deadline: 05/08/2015

This award program is designed to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and the exploration of new and innovative music therapy treatments. To be eligible, the project’s primary investigator must be an American Music Therapy Association member in good standing.

Harry S. Truman Library Institute
Research Grant
http://trumanlibraryinstitute.org/research-grants/research-grants/
Application Deadline: 04/01/2015

Research grants enable graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and other researchers to research at the Harry S. Truman Library. The grants provide assistance to scholars whose contributions illuminate the critical issues of Truman’s presidency and legacy.

Humanities Nebraska
Major Grants
http://humanitiesnebraska.org/grants/opportunities/
Application Deadline: 08/03/2015

Major Grants are given for projects or programs in the humanities that take place in Nebraska and/or have direct significance to Nebraska. Major Grants are for projects or programs costing more than $2,000.  

Humanities Nebraska
Media and Website/Digital Grants
http://humanitiesnebraska.org/grants/opportunities/
Application Deadline: 06/15/2015

Humanities Nebraska is offering grants in support of media (i.e., film, radio, and/or television) and website/digital projects related to the humanities. Grants are given only for projects or programs that take place in Nebraska and/or have direct significance to Nebraska.

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Conservation and the Environment


EPA
Support the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) as Part of the Environmental Measurement Symposium
http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2015/2015-nemc.html#Eligibility
Application Deadline: 03/31/2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications proposing to support the annual National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) as part of the Environmental Measurement Symposium. NEMC encompasses all environmental media (e.g., water, air, solid waste, pesticides) and all of the EPA’s monitoring programs with the exception of criteria pollutants in air (e.g., hazardous waste, wastewater, drinking water, source emissions, Superfund, pesticides). 

USDA
Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274693
Application Deadline: 04/17/2015

The purpose of this program is to support the generation of new information that will assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms (GE), including plants, microorganisms (including fungi, bacteria, and viruses), arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. Investigations of effects on both managed and natural environments are relevant.

Education and Outreach


Department of Education
Capacity Building Program for Traditionally Underserved Populations: Vocational Rehabilitation Training Institute for the Preparation of Personnel in American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Projects
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271093
Application Deadline: 03/09/2015

This program provides outreach and technical assistance to minority entities and American Indian tribes to promote their participation in activities funded under the Rehabilitation Act, including assistance to enhance their capacity to carry out such activities. Applications must reflect a partnership between a four-year institution of higher education and a two-year community college or tribal college. 

Department of Education
Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Television Access
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271449
Application Deadline: 03/16/2015

The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to improve results for children with disabilities by: (1) Promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) supporting educational media activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) providing support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) providing accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner. 

Department of Education
Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program: Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271092
Application Deadline: 03/09/2015

The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program provides financial assistance for projects that provide: (1) Basic or advanced training leading to an academic degree in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; (2) a specified series of courses or program of study leading to the award of a certificate in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; and (3) support for medical residents enrolled in residency training programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 

DOD
2015 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics BAA
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272250

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center seeks proposals under authority of the National Defense Education Act and under the Pre-Engineering Program to stimulate young pupils in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2016.

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Engineering and Technology


Department of Energy
Emerging Technologies for Methane Production via Biological In-Situ Coal Conversion and Low Cost Oxygen Production for Gasification
Application Deadline: 04/13/2015

This program will fund research and development to (1) accelerate in-situ bio-gasification of coal seams with a goal of creating methane at a lower cost than typical U.S. natural gas recovery systems, and (2) produce oxygen for use in coal gasification processes at a significantly lower cost than that of the commercial state-of-the-art technology.

For a copy of the program solicitation, contact Tiffany Lee at tlee9@unl.edu.

Department of Energy
Enabling Technologies for Advanced Combustion Systems
Application Deadline: 03/13/2015

Awards resulting from this Funding Opportunity Announcement will improve the overall economics for two pathways, oxy-combustion and chemical looping, ensuring that their performance and cost potential are substantially better than today’s baseline pulverized coal power plant with post-combustion capture. These projects will also support the scale-up of these technologies by addressing critical technology gaps and improving overall system performance by decreasing unit operation energy requirements.

For a copy of the program solicitation, contact Tiffany Lee at tlee9@unl.edu.

Department of Energy
Lab- and Bench-Scale Applications for Research and Development of Transformational Carbon Dioxide Capture Technologies for Coal-Fired Power Plants
Application Deadline: 03/09/2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks development and testing of transformational post-combustion and pre-combustion carbon dioxide capture systems for new and existing coal-based power plants in the USA. The overall technical goal of this FOA is to advance carbon dioxide capture and separation systems beyond second-generation economic performance predictions.

For a copy of this FOA, please contact Tiffany Lee at tlee9@unl.edu.

Department of Energy
Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems (NODES)
https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaIdc039dfd3-ae21-47e7-801c-fd13b2bf18ad

This program will fund the development of innovative and disruptive technologies for real-time management of transmission and distribution networks by system-wide control and coordination of flexible load and distributed energy resources to improve the overall efficiency and reliability of the U.S. electric grid and enable renewables penetration at the 50% level or greater. The objective is to reliably manage, locally or globally, dynamic changes in the grid by leveraging these additional grid resources’ capability to provide ancillary services to the electric grid at different time scales.

Concept papers (required) are due March 20, 2015. 

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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Advancing Academic-Research Careers Award
http://www.asha.org/students/AARC-Award/
Application Deadline: 05/15/2015

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is a national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students. ASHA's Advancing Academic-Research Careers Award is intended to support the academic-research careers of junior-level faculty in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

Boston Athenaeum
Short-term Fellowships
http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/node/42

Multiple submission deadlines apply. See website for details.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/innovation_award_overview?utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=08082fc944-FS_2_17_152_17_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-08082fc944-212708225
Application Deadline: 07/01/2015

The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer. The Innovation Award is specifically designed to provide funding to extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. 

Department of Education
Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship Program
http://m.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/aapi/internships

The purpose of this Initiative is to develop, monitor, and coordinate executive branch efforts to improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through increased participation in federal programs. The Initiative is housed at the Department of Education but its scope is government-wide.

Applications are due November 30 (spring session), March 27 (summer session), and June 15 (fall session).

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Funding Opportunities Internal to UNL


UNL Agricultural Research Division and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute
Request for Concept Papers: Sustainable Irrigation Systems

This program is interested in the following question: "Are there existing or potential models for sustainable irrigated cropping systems in the High Plans region of the United States?" The goal of the program is to provide support to assemble an interdisciplinary research team to analyze existing data, assimilate existing results to answer this question, and publish these findings in a high impact, peer-reviewed journal that reaches a national and international audience interested in food, agriculture, natural resources, and the environment. 

Concept papers must be submitted as a single PDF to ardgrants@unl.edu by 5:00 p.m. March 31, 2015. To request instructions for the preparation of concept papers, please email Ashton Waite at awaite@unl.edu

Interdisciplinary Centers


DOD
Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/USAMRAA/DAMD17/W81XWH15MTEC/listing.html
Application Deadline: 04/13/2015

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity invites proposals to organize and operate the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium to engage in: (1) biomedical research and prototyping, (2) capitalization of private sector technology opportunities, (3) technology transfer, (4) commercialization of Government intellectual property, and (5) follow-on production for the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity.

DOD
U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Centers (ARDEC) Benet Laboratories (BL)
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3a38e9bcd7f43c890a011301ff30d898&tab=core&_cview=0
Application Deadline: 07/31/2016
NIH
Biomedical Data Science Training Coordination Center (U24)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-15-004.html
Application Deadline: 03/17/2015

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for a coordination center that will narrow the gap between the availability of biomedical big data and the ability of biomedical scientists to effectively utilize such data accurately, effectively, and efficiently. Achieving this goal requires: 1) bringing together individuals involved in training and career development programs to network and share experiences, and 2) engaging individuals developing open educational resources in meaningful dialogue to ensure that the resources they develop will be freely available and easy to access by the broader biomedical community. By the end of the award period, the center will have developed a network of scientists involved in biomedical big data science and produced a discovery index that serves as a primary source for personalized access to publicly available biomedical data science educational resources.
 

NIH
Centers for AIDS Research and Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-041.html

Application dates are July 28, 2014; July 28, 2015; and July 28, 2016.

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International


Department of Education
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Short-Term Projects
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274635
Application Deadline: 03/23/2015

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. 

Department of State
Saudi American Educational and Cultural Initiative Grant
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=257748

These grants support innovative forms of collaboration between Saudi and U.S. non-governmental and community organizations, universities, entrepreneurs, cultural organizations, and qualified individuals to expand the diversity of activities in the U.S.-Saudi partnership and develop the next generation of leaders, especially among youth, young professionals, and women, to promote mutual understanding and respect through long-term partnership and cooperation between the two countries. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is now accepting proposals from Saudi and U.S. organizations that propose to work together to develop or expand educational, professional, and cultural exchange activities and promote dialogue and partnership between the people of the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Embassy is especially interested in identifying and supporting U.S-Saudi partnerships that include a focus on the development of exchanges, projects and partnerships between U.S. and Saudi youth or women; or that involve the development of professional linkages in business, healthcare or media, including social media; or that build on Saudi efforts to modernize and build a knowledge-based economy; or that expand Saudi-U.S. educational partnerships; or that are submitted by or involve alumni of exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. or Saudi governments.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

European Union
Horizon 2020: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/doc/call/h2020/common/1587763-08._health_wp2014-2015_en.pdf

Multiple deadlines apply. See solicitation for details.

NIH
International Research Collaboration on Alcohol and Alcoholism (U01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-268.html

This funding annoucement invites applications for the purpose of fostering international collaborations between alcohol research investigators within the United States and investigators located at non-United States laboratories and performance sites for the mutual advancement of our understanding of alcohol problems and of clinical and public health approaches to their solutions. The program is intended to provide funds for research activities to be undertaken jointly between the U.S. and non-U.S. laboratory that expands the research direction of both the U.S. and non-U.S. laboratories in a collaborative manner.

Standard application deadlines apply. See solicitation for details.

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Journalism and Media


NIH
Implications of New Digital Media Use for Underage Drinking, Drinking-Related Behaviors, and Prevention Research (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-262.html

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

NIH
Implications of New Digital Media Use for Underage Drinking, Drinking-Related Behaviors, and Prevention Research (R21)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-263.html

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Law, Justice, and Human Rights


Department of Justice
Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships FY15
https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001133.pdf
Application Deadline: 04/20/2015

This program will support criminal justice research and evaluation that includes a researcher-practitioner partnership component. Through researcher-practitioner partnerships, criminal justice practitioners can gain new skills in assessing programs and measuring outcomes, and criminal justice researchers can better understand the goals and purposes criminal justice practitioners seek to achieve.

Department of Justice
Developing a Method to Valuate Law Enforcement Data
https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001135.pdf
Application Deadline: 03/23/2015

This program will support research to improve understanding of the comparative value of data relevant to the law enforcement business process. The proposed research should develop quantifiable measures that reflect the importance of the different kinds of data, offset by the cost to collect, process, analyze, distribute, and retain that data.

Department of Justice
Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program Solicitation
http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/ovw/pages/attachments/2015/02/09/campus_program_solicitation2.pdf
Application Deadline: 03/20/2015

The purpose of this program is to encourage a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims, and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, respond to, and prosecute these crimes.

Applicants may submit only one proposal per category (individual or consortium) to be considered for funding.

Department of Justice
National Prisoner Statistics Program (NPS) and National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP), 2015-2019
http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/npsncrp1519sol.pdf
Application Deadline: 04/24/2015

The National Prisoner Statistics Program and National Corrections Reporting Program are the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ flagship data collections measuring the size and composition of state and federal prison populations on an annual basis. The two collections complement each other by obtaining aggregate and detailed individual-level information on prisoners, which is used to describe and compare the prison population over time.

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Libraries and Museums


National Archives and Records Administration
Access to Historical Records
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/access.html
Application Deadline: 06/17/2015

This program seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of the nation's most valuable archival resources. Grants support archival repositories in preserving and processing primary source materials. The program emphasizes the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records.

National Archives and Records Administration
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/editions.html

This program seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience.

The first deadline of June 17, 2015 is only open to currently funded National Historical Publications and Records Commission documentary edition projects. The October 8, 2015 deadline is open to all eligible applicants. 

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
Library and Information Science Research Grant Program
http://www.oclc.org/research/grants/call.html?utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=80dc0e25cf-FS_2_24_152_24_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-80dc0e25cf-212708225
Application Deadline: 09/15/2015

In recognition of the importance of research to the advancement of librarianship and information science, OCLC and ALISE promote independent research that helps integrate new technologies that offer innovative approaches and contributes to a better understanding of the information environment and user expectations and behaviors.

Life Sciences


Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-004.html

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-290.html

The Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grant (R18) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R18 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ.

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details. 

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-291.html

The Research Project Grant is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ.

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

American Cancer Society
Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services
http://www.cancer.org/research/applyforaresearchgrant/granttypes/rfa-role-healthcare-insurance-cancer

New health public policy initiatives such as the new federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation. Research to be funded by this program should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients.

In 2015, the application deadlines are April 1 and October 15.

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Limited Submission Competitions


Department of Energy
Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP)
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/?utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=08082fc944-FS_2_17_152_17_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-08082fc944-212708225#FoaId5d7b39bf-31cb-4bee-b015-b1c1c8c38a2b

The Cleantech UP program supports proposals in two topic areas: Topic 1 establishes the Cleantech UP Hub, a national center for student- focused clean energy entrepreneurship training and education, and Topic 2 funds collegiatefocused competitions across the United States. Together, the Cleantech UP Hub and Cleantech UP Collegiate Competitions form an ecosystem that increases student entrepreneurs’ participation in clean energy, and closes the existing gap in early-stage training.

Concept papers (required) are due March 4, 2015. Applicants may submit only one application for each topic area.

Nebraska Arts Council
Arts Project Grants, Arts Learning Project Grants, and Annual Series and Event Grants
http://www.nebraskaartscouncil.org/grants/grant_information/categories.html
Application Deadline: 10/01/2015

- Arts Project Grants support arts programming, productions, or events open to the general public.
- Arts Learning Project Grants support programs with a strong educational emphasis in preK-12 schools or in community settings.
- The Annual Series and Event Grant program provides annual program support to organizations that produce and/or present the same event or series of arts events on a recurring basis. Eligibility for this program must be determined by contacting Nebraska Arts Council staff.

Each college/university department may apply for only one Arts Project Grant, one Arts Learning Project Grant, or one Annual Series and Event Grant per deadline.     

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 03/23/2015. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/facultyresources/limited_sub.shtml or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

NSF
Archiving and Discovering of Data and Metadata Generated through Projects Funded by the NSF Arctic Sciences Section
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15543/nsf15543.htm
Application Deadline: 05/18/2015

The NSF invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals for a cooperative agreement for archival of data and access to data and metadata generated through projects funded by the NSF Arctic Sciences Section. Proposals should focus on providing data and metadata ingest services for NSF-funded data providers, data and metadata access services to scientists across disciplines and other Arctic stakeholders (including decision-makers), and data and metadata archival services to ensure that the data is accessible and discoverable in the future. A required letter of intent is due April 17, 2015.

Each organization may submit no more than one proposal. 

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 03/09/2015. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/facultyresources/limited_sub.shtml or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

NSF
Innovation Corps Sites Program
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14547/nsf14547.htm
Application Deadline: 06/09/2015

The purpose of an Innovation Corps Site (I-Corps Site) is to nurture and support multiple, local teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes, or other intellectual activities into the marketplace. Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units, to enable them to (1) nurture students and/or faculty who are engaged in projects having the potential to be transitioned into the marketplace and (2) develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors.

An organization may submit one proposal to this program.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 03/09/2015. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/facultyresources/limited_sub.shtml or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

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Mathematics and Physical Sciences


Department of Commerce
NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grant Program
http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/20150203NCNRGrant.pdf
Application Deadline: 04/17/2015

This program will support research involving neutron scattering and spectroscopy specifically aimed at developing new instrumentation for neutron research, conducting collaborative research with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and visiting scientists, and to conduct other outreach and educational activities that advance the use of neutrons by U.S. academia and industrial scientists. This will entail awardee(s) stationing scientific staff at the two NIST Centers for Neutron Research to collaborate with NIST and other visiting scientists to advance these objectives.

Department of Energy
FY 2015 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
http://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2015/SC_FOA_0001204
Application Deadline: 09/30/2015

The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0001204, is our annual, broad, open solicitation that covers all of the research areas in the Office of Science and is open throughout the Fiscal Year.

Department of Energy
Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271375

The mission of the Nuclear Physics (NP) program is to discover, explore, and understand all forms of nuclear matter. The NP program supports experimental and theoretical research and the development and operation of accelerator facilities and advanced technologies.

Letters of intent (required) are due March 20, 2015. Full applications are due April 30, 2015.

NASA
Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - 2014
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251543

Multiple submission deadlines apply. See solicitation for details.

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Social Sciences


American Psychological Foundation
John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/sparks-early-career.aspx
Application Deadline: 05/15/2015

The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.

American Psychological Foundation
Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/franks.aspx
Application Deadline: 05/15/2015

The Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The scholarship helps address research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million Americans living with mental illness.

American Psychological Foundation
Visionary Grants
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/visionary.aspx?tab=1
Application Deadline: 04/01/2015

Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: (1) understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; (2) reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony; (3) understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world; and (4) supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. 

CDC
Evaluating Innovative and Promising Strategies to Prevent Suicide among Middle-aged Men
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269965
Application Deadline: 03/05/2015

The purpose of this announcement is to support research to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of innovative and promising programs or policies to prevent suicidal self-directed violence (called suicidal behavior herein) and reduce proximal outcomes among middle-aged males, ages 35-64. The results from this research will expand the evidence base of effective and scalable suicide prevention strategies for middle-aged men.

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Transportation


Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Conference Grant Program (R13)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-017.html

Applications are due February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually

Department of Transportation
Aviation Research and Development Grants
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=134953
Application Deadline: 12/31/2019