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Miscellaneous


American Association for the Advancement of Science
Forum on Science and Technology Policy
http://www.aaas.org/page/forum-science-technology-policy
The annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy is the conference for people interested in public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and higher education communities. The forum will be held April 14-15, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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 Commerce
FY 2016 - FY 2019 EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280447
With this program, the Economic Development Administration announces general policies and application procedures for grant-based investments under the Planning and Local Technical Assistance programs.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new planning federal funding opportunity.
Department of Commerce
FY2016 Regional Innovation Strategies Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282919
Application Deadline: 06/24/2016The Economic Development Administration is committed to fostering connected, innovation-centric economic sectors that support the conversion of research into products and services, businesses, and ultimately jobs through entrepreneurship. Funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups.
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Agriculture and Rural Development


Department of Energy
Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration
https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId063b5038-d272-4caf-91d0-d104bb80569b
This program is pursuing technologies that increase the precision and throughput of crop breeding for improved root-soil biogeochemical function. The program's aspiration is to develop crops that enable a 50 percent increase in carbon deposition strength and accumulation, a 50 percent decrease in fertilizer nitrous oxide emissions, and a 25 percent increase in water productivity.

Concept papers (required) are due May 26, 2016.
USDA
AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283339
Application Deadline: 08/03/2016This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption.
USDA
Conservation Innovation Grants
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282011
Application Deadline: 05/10/2016The purpose of this program is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. 
USDA
Food Safety Outreach Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282966
Application Deadline: 06/02/2016Under the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program, NIFA and FDA began jointly funding an infrastructure of national and regional centers to extend food safety education, training, education, and technical assistance to those affected by Food Safety Modernization Act. In FY 2016, the Food Safety Outreach Program will build upon that national infrastructure with a sustained focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences. Successful awardees will be required to interact with Regional Centers by reporting project outcomes to the Centers.
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Arts and Humanities


American Music Therapy Association
Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award
http://www.musictherapy.org/research/fultz/
Application Deadline: 05/06/2016This 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.
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.
Artist Support Grants
http://demingfund.org/apply-pd-11.php
This program provides artist support grants to individual feminist women for projects that are well underway. The deadline for visual art, fiction, and mixed genre projects is December 31, 2015, and the the deadline for nonfiction and poetry projects is June 30, 2016.
Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Craft Research Fund
http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/grants/craft-research-fund/
Application Deadline: 10/07/2016The goals of this program are to explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design, and contemporary culture; support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history; foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States; and advance investigation of neglected questions in craft history and criticism in the United States. Exhibition Research Grants, Project Grants, Graduate Research Grants, and Travel Grants are awarded.
Department of State
Arts Envoy Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283013
Application Deadline: 05/27/2016This program enables approximately 200 American artists and cultural experts to travel abroad for individual programs or as part of ensemble or group to engage and consult with key foreign audiences.
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Conservation and the Environment


Department of Commerce
Education, Training, and Capacity Development for Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282292
Application Deadline: 05/20/2016The objective of the Education, Training, and Capacity Development (ETCD) Program is to improve forecast and warning capabilities of the weather, water, and climate communities. This improvement is achieved by addressing human performance improvement activities through collaborative efforts between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the World Meteorological Organization, other agencies, universities, and the weather communities.
Department of Commerce
FY2016 to FY2017 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280752
Application Deadline: 09/30/2017The purpose of this program is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s strategic plan and mission goals. Awards are intended as a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through NOAA's competitive discretionary programs.
Department of Energy
Methane Emissions Mitigation and Quantification from Natural Gas Infrastructure
https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=8273
Application Deadline: 06/13/2016

The objective of this funding opportunity announcement is to select projects that will further ongoing programmatic efforts to mitigate and also to quantify methane emissions. Efforts will focus on understanding regional variation and reducing uncertainty in emissions estimates.

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

Department of Energy
Methane Hydrates
https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=8247
Application Deadline: 05/27/2016The intent of this Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory funding opportunity announcement is to solicit applications for selection and award in FY2016 that focus on fundamental research assessing the scale, development, and nature of hydrate-bearing geological systems, the role of these systems in the natural environment (including geohazards and potential feedbacks to changing global climate), the potential of these systems for commercial recovery of methane, and the potential environmental implications of methane hydrate resource recovery.

For a copy of this solicitation, contact Tiffany Lee at tlee9@unl.edu.
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Education and Outreach


American Society for Cell Biology
Mentoring in Active Learning and Teaching
http://www.ascb.org/mentoring-in-active-learning-and-teaching-malt/
The American Society for Cell Biology will award grants of up to $2,000 to individual undergraduate biology educators to visit, observe, and work with mentors skilled in active learning and evidence-based teaching strategies that align with the society's principles. This immersion/mentoring experience is intended to provide clarity and practical interactive opportunities for Fellows so they can analyze particular elements of teaching protocols; ask timely, pointed questions about how to activate them in their own classrooms and disciplines; and immediately put their new skills into practice.

The application deadlines are January 11, 2016 and July 11, 2016.
Department of Commerce
NOAA Science Collaboration Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282954
Application Deadline: 06/13/2016The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Collaboration Program represents an effort to support the development of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers and scientists with expertise in NOAA-related sciences. This will be accomplished through collaborations between these scientists and professionals in areas of mutual interest across the full spectrum of NOAA sciences.
Department of Education
Institute of Education Sciences: Education Research
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282041
Application Deadline: 08/04/2016The Institute of Education Sciences supports education research and special education research. The central purpose of the Institute's research grant programs is to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. 
Department of Education
Institute of Education Sciences: Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282064
Application Deadline: 08/04/2016This competition supports applications that address low-cost, short-duration evaluation of education interventions.
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Engineering and Technology


Department of Commerce
Economic Impact of the Nation's Precision Timing Infrastructure: The Global Positioning System
http://nist.gov/tpo/collaborations/upload/20160307-TPO-FFO-GPS-EconImpactAnal.pdf
Application Deadline: 05/06/2016The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites applications from eligible applicants to assess the economic impact of the nation's space-based positioning, navigation, and timing. Specifically, the awardee, in collaboration with NIST, will identify key technologies developed by and transferred from federal laboratories that support the global positioning system (GPS).
Department of Commerce
Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs
http://www.nist.gov/director/upload/20150604-FY15-MSE-FFO.pdf

The Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) Grant Program provides financial assistance to support the conduct of research or a recipient's portion of collaborative research in the following fields: materials science and engineering, materials measurement science, biosystems and biomaterials, biomolecular measurements, chemical sciences, and applied chemicals and materials.

With the exception of the Fire Research Grant Program, applications will be considered on a continuing/rolling basis. 

Department of Energy
Advanced Systems Level Technology Development, Integration and Demonstration for Efficient Class 8 Trucks (Supertruck II)
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaId0aa8732c-3c61-4040-aa2b-cd4fba6797d0
The SuperTruck initiative is focused on reducing transportation fuel consumption by improving onroad truck fuel economy. SuperTruck II includes aggressive overall freight efficiency and engine brake thermal efficiency goals.

Concept papers (required) are due March 30, 2016.
Department of Energy
Building EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Parterships: Sustainable Ammonia Synthesis
http://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2016/SC_FOA_0001572.pdf
The Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy, announces its interest in receiving grant applications from U.S. universities/institutions of higher education for basic research to investigate some of the outstanding scientific questions in the synthesis of ammonia (NH3) from nitrogen (N2) using processes that do not generate greenhouse gases.

Pre-applications (required) are due May 2, 2016.
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships


American Chemical Society
Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award
http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/other/diversity/wcc-rising-star-award.html
Application Deadline: 06/15/2016The Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award recognizes outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Appropriate candidates will typically be no more than 15 years from receipt of their terminal scientific degree. 
American Gastroenterological Association
Research Scholar Award
http://www.gastro.org/grants/research-scholar-award-rsa
Application Deadline: 08/26/2016The overall objective of the Research Scholar Award is to enable young investigators, instructors, research associates, or equivalents to develop independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research.
American Institute of Indian Studies
Fellowship Competition
http://www.indiastudies.org/
Application Deadline: 07/01/2016The American Institute of Indian Studies is a cooperative, non-profit organization of American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories: Junior Research Fellowships, Senior Research Fellowships, Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships, and Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships. 
Baxter International Inc.
Baxter Young Investigator Award
http://www.baxter.com/inside-baxter/science/programs/young-investigator-award.page?
Application Deadline: 06/30/2016To celebrate and promote innovative research, Baxter International Inc. sponsors an annual award program open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The purpose of the program is to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients' lives. 
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Funding Opportunities Internal to UNL


Nebraska Center for the Energy Sciences Research
Energy Research Grants - Request for Proposals
http://ncesr.unl.edu/?p=10436
The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research seeks innovative proposals that address science or technologies in the focus areas of materials; biofuels and bioproducts; water, energy, and agriculture; renewable energy; and topics relevant to Department of Energy Frontier Research Centers.

Pre-proposals are due May 20, 2016. Submission of a full proposal is by invitation only.
Nebraska Center on the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules
Pilot Grant Competition
http://cehs.unl.edu/npod/pilot-project-rfa-2016/
Application Deadline: 08/31/2016The Nebraska Center on the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules invites applications for its pilot grant competition. The primary objective of this pilot grant program is to stimulate research in the area of nutrient signaling and to enhance competitiveness in obtaining extramural support. In this year's request for applications, the following areas of research will be considered: Area 1 - Prevention of obesity-related diseases through dietary molecules and Area 2 - Interactions between diet and non-coding RNAs, biomarkers of disease, or quantitative research related to metabolic disease. 
Office of Research and Economic Development
Nebraska Center for Virology Research Seed Grant
https://nugrant.unl.edu/era/application/applicationPrepPage.php?WorkflowReturnToURL=/system/home&PreselectCompetitionID=149
Application Deadline: 06/01/2016The goal of the Nebraska Center for Virology (NCV) Research Seed Grant program is to enhance the competitiveness of University of Nebraska-Lincoln NCV researchers submitting grant proposals requesting research funding for the "Good Virus Initiative (GVI)" from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, or private foundations. This program will provide seed funding to form more competitive teams and to create a more distinctive center as we harness the latest technology and knowledge about viruses to improve global health.
Office of Research and Economic Development
Pathway to Interdisciplinary Research Centers Phase I: Planning Grants
https://nugrant.unl.edu/era/application/applicationPrepPage.php?WorkflowReturnToURL=/system/home&PreselectCompetitionID=144
Application Deadline: 06/03/2016The Pathway to Interdisciplinary Research Centers program is designed to foster or support interdisciplinary research teams at UNL and enhance their competitiveness for large-scale or center grants. Interdisciplinary research teams include expertise across two or more distinct fields or disciplines and leverage an integrated or holistic approach to solve complex societal problems. 

Awards will be made up to $10,000 for one year (maximum award duration). Up to ten awards per year are expected. Applications for subsequent funding (phase II) are by invitation only.
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Interdisciplinary Centers


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
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.

NIH
Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (RM1)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-195.html

The Centers of Excellence in Genomic Sciences (CEGS) program establishes academic centers for advanced genome research. Each CEGS grant will support a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team addressing a critical issue in genomic science or genomic medicine, proposing a solution that would be a very substantial advance.

Applications are due July 2, 2014; May 20, 2015; and May 20, 2016.

NIH
Human Tissue Models for Infectious Diseases (U19)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-16-022.html
Application Deadline: 07/06/2016This announcement will establish multidisciplinary research centers focused on developing innovative in vitro human tissue models for basic and translational research on infectious diseases. 
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International


Department of Education
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282425
Application Deadline: 05/06/2016The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. 
Department of State
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
http://www.cies.org/article/2017-2018-core-fulbright-us-scholar-program-competition-opens
Application Deadline: 08/01/2016The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research, or a combination of teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars, and many others.
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.

NIH
Planning for Regional Centers of Research Excellence in Non-communicable Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries (P20)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-15-007.html
The goal of this announcement is to facilitate the planning, designing, and initial research focus of Regional Centers of Research Excellence (RCRE) for non-communicable disease, including cancer, in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Activities will be implemented through collaborative partnerships between investigators from institutions in high-income countries (HICs) or upper- middle-income countries (UMICs) and investigators, research administrators, and other stakeholders from LMICs. The planning efforts must demonstrate an understanding of the region's research capabilities and a commitment to enhance these capabilities with a focus on basic, translational, clinical, and population science research for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Research activities undertaken through this initiative should demonstrate that the collaborators can work together to answer NCD questions that are relevant, timely, and important to the concerned region. 

Applications are due December 10, 2015 and August 23, 2016.
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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
Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence
http://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2016-9091.pdf
Application Deadline: 05/13/2016The National Institute of Justice seeks applications for funding investigator-initiated research and evaluation related to reducing firearms violence and understanding the causes and effects of firearms violence. This solicitation aims to strengthen our knowledge base and improve public safety by producing findings with practical implications for reducing firearms violence.
Department of Justice
Longitudinal Cohort Study of Interpersonal Violence Against College-Aged Women and Men: Planning Phase
http://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2016-9032.pdf
Application Deadline: 05/06/2016The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is interested in funding a multi-year effort to conduct a nationally representative, longitudinal study examining long-term trajectories of risk for, experiences with, and recovery after experiencing violence among college-aged individuals. NIJ is broadly interested in victimization and violence experienced by college-aged individuals including sexual assault and rape, dating violence, stalking, violence committed by peers, and violence committed by strangers.
Department of Justice
NIJ FY16 Research and Evaluation on Institutional Corrections
http://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2016-9086.pdf
Application Deadline: 05/17/2016The National Institute of Justice seeks innovative research proposals to empirically assess pressing issues in institutional corrections. Applicants should submit proposals that address one of the three categories identified in the solicitation.
Department of Justice
Research and Evaluation on Domestic Radicalization to Violent Extremism: Prevention and Intervention Demonstration Programs
http://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2016-9103.pdf
Application Deadline: 05/09/2016This solicitation seeks to build knowledge and evidence related to strategies for effective prevention and intervention of domestic radicalization and violent extremism in the United States. The overall purpose of these programs is to reduce the likelihood that acts of violent extremism will occur.
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Libraries and Museums


Institute of Museum and Library Services
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=9
This program supports professional development, graduate education, and continuing education to help libraries and archives develop the human capital capacity they need to meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public.

Required preliminary proposals are due February 2, 2016.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-libraries?GrantId=14
This program supports projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

Required preliminary proposals are due February 2, 2016.
National Archives and Records Administration
Access to Historical Records
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/access.html
Application Deadline: 06/15/2016This program seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of historical records collections to broaden understanding of our democracy, history, and culture. This grant program is designed to 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 application deadlines are June 15, 2016, and October 6, 2016.

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.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Small Research Grant Program (R03)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-147.html

This announcement encourages small research grant applications in expresses AHRQ priority areas of interest. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

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Limited Submission Competitions


Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
2017 Beckman Scholars Program
https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=7901
Application Deadline: 06/15/2016The purpose of the Beckman Scholars Program is to help stimulate, encourage, and support research activities by exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing their studies at accredited four-year colleges and universities located in the United States. These research activities shall be centered in either chemistry, biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences, or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects.

Each institution may submit one application for consideration for an award.

For a copy of this solicitation, please contact Ashton Waite at awaite@unl.edu.
Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/henry_dryfus_teacher_award.shtml
Application Deadline: 05/18/2016The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences at undergraduate institutions. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The award is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching, and provides an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.

Institutions may submit only one Henry Dreyfus nomination annually. Renominations are accepted.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 02/29/2016. 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).

Department of Commerce
National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institute Awards
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting applications for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation Institute awards from eligible applicants to establish and operate a Manufacturing Innovation Institute in an area of U.S. advanced manufacturing national need.

Pre-applications (required) are due April 20, 2016. NIST will consider only one pre-application per applicant.

Department of Energy
Industrial Assessment Centers
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/?utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=e6efb47586-FS_4_12_164_12_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-e6efb47586-212708225#FoaIdc1a57927-ef99-4003-860a-a576d435fa9a
Application Deadline: 05/20/2016The goal of the Industrial Assessment Center is twofold: first, to provide energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability, and competitiveness recommendations to small- and medium-sized enterprises, currently defined as having gross annual sales below $100 million, fewer than 500 employees, and annual energy bills between $100,000 and $2.5 million; and second, to help address a growing shortage of engineering professionals with applied energy and manufacturing-related skills.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will consider only one full application per institution of higher education.
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Mathematics and Physical Sciences


Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
Senior Scientist Mentor Program
http://dreyfus.org/awards/senior_scientist_mentor.shtml
Application Deadline: 05/18/2016The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. The Senior Scientist Mentor Program provides an award of $20,000 over two years for undergraduate stipends and modest research support.
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/postdoctoral_program.shtml
Application Deadline: 08/01/2016The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a postdoctoral fellow in environmental chemistry.
Department of Energy
FY 2016 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
http://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2016/SC_FOA_0001414.pdf

This program supports the Office of Science of the Department of Energy's continuing interest in receiving grant applications for the 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 opportunity remains open until September 30, 2016. Applications may be submitted any time during this period.

Department of Energy
Theoretical Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy Science
http://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2016/SC_FOA_0001560.pdf
The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, announces its interest in receiving new or renewal grant applications for theoretical and computational research relevant to the U.S. magnetic fusion energy sciences program. The specific areas of interest are macroscopic stability; confinement and transport; boundary physics; plasma heating and non-inductive current drive; and energetic particles.

Letters of intent (required) are due May 13, 2016.
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Social Sciences


American Psychological Foundation
Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/clark-fund.aspx?tab=1
Application Deadline: 06/15/2016The Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund supports research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement with an emphasis on children in grade levels K-8. The 2016 grant will support an early career psychologist.
American Psychological Foundation
Randy Gerson Memorial Grant
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/gerson.aspx?tab=1
Application Deadline: 02/01/2017This program awards grants for graduate student projects in family and/or couple dynamics and/or multi-generational processes. Work that advances theory, assessment, or clinical practice in these areas shall be considered eligible.
American Psychological Foundation
Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/franks.aspx
Application Deadline: 05/15/2016The Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship program supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The $5,000 scholarship helps address research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the fifty million Americans living with mental illness.
CDC
Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-129.html

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

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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
Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Initiative
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282433
Application Deadline: 06/03/2016The Department of Transportation hereby requests applications to result in awards to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large-scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. 

Applications submitted by an academic institution must be part of a consortium. See the solicitation for additional details regarding eligibility.
Department of Transportation
Aviation Research and Development Grants
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=134953
Application Deadline: 12/31/2019
Department of Transportation
Pipeline Safety Research Competitive Academic Agreement Program (CAAP)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283272
Application Deadline: 06/09/2016The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, through the U.S. Department of Transportation, hereby requests applications from non-profit institutions of higher education to obtain funding to research innovative solutions to pipeline corrosion and other known pipeline integrity challenges. The goal of this initiative is to validate proof of concept of a thesis or theory all the way to commercial implementation into the market.
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