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Miscellaneous


"Demystifying the U.S. Department of Energy" Workshop
https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=11931
Researchers interested in applying to the Department of Energy (DOE) are encouraged to attend an upcoming professional development workshop on Thursday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 152 of the Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School (2200 Vine Street).  The half-day workshop will provide an overview of navigating DOE National Lab and Headquarter systems. A grant writing portion of the workshop will focus on proposal concept development and 'storytelling' specifically for DOE, including 'strong' and 'weak' examples of proposal development efforts. To register for the workshop, click here.
American Philosophical Society
Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology
https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewis-and-clark-fund-exploration-and-field-research-astrobiology
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
This program provides grants to graduate students and postdoctoral and junior scientists who wish to participate in field studies for their theses or for other purposes in any area of interest to astrobiology. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life on Earth and in the universe. It encompasses research in, among others, the fields of astronomy, chemistry, evolutionary biology, field and population biology, geology, microbiology, molecular biology, oceanography, paleontology, and planetary science.
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.

Cornell University Library
Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grants
https://rare.library.cornell.edu/collections/HSC/zwickler
Application Deadline: March 31, 2019
These grants support travel to conduct research on sexuality with sources in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at the Cornell University Library.
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Agriculture and Rural Development

United States - Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)
BARD Funding Opportunities
http://www.bard-isus.com
BARD is a competitive funding program for mutually beneficial, mission-oriented, strategic, and applied research of agricultural problems, jointly conducted by American and Israeli scientists. BARD offers workshops and funding opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and senior research fellows.

Multiple deadlines apply. See the program website for details.
USDA
AFRI: Foundational and Applied Science Program
https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-foundational-applied-science-program
The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Research-only, extension-only, and integrated research, education and/or extension projects are solicited.

Deadline dates vary. See solicitation for details.
USDA
FY2019 Farm to School Training and Curricula
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309260
Application Deadline: November 26, 2018
This Request for Proposals announces the availability of funds to establish one or more new cooperative agreements for FYs 2019-2021 for the purposes of developing a training curriculum, conducting trainings of trainers, and evaluating the results of farm to school trainings for producers to build their capacity to launch or expand farm to school efforts.
USDA
Solid Waste Management Grant Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309321
Application Deadline: December 31, 2018
The Solid Waste Management (SWM) Grant Program assists communities through free technical assistance and/or training provided by the grant recipients. Qualified organizations will receive SWM grant funds to reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources in rural areas, and improve planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas.
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Anticipated Opportunities

CDC
Economic Modeling for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB and School Health
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302383
This notice of funding opportunity announcement is to support epidemiologic and economic modeling of disease transmission to facilitate prevention effectiveness of public health interventions and support state and local disease prevention efforts. The opportunity is estimated to be released by April 22, 2019.

Arts and Humanities

American Academy in Rome
Rome Prize
http://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/procedure-requirements
The Rome Prize supports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. The fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and an individual work space at the American Academy in Rome's 11-acre campus. Recipients are generally invited to Rome for 11 months although there is some variation in length depending on discipline.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2018, but applications will also be accepted until November 15, 2018, for an additional fee.
American Council of Learned Societies
ACLS Digital Extension Grants
http://www.acls.org/programs/digitalextension/
Application Deadline: January 16, 2019
This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences that extend the opportunity to participate in the digital transformation of humanistic inquiry to a greater number of humanities scholars.
American Council of Learned Societies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
http://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/#np
Application Deadline: January 9, 2019
These grants are awarded to institutions of higher education to support new teaching positions in Buddhist studies.
American Council of Learned Societies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies
http://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/
Application Deadline: November 14, 2018
This program offers a set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies. Opportunities are offered to scholars at various stages of their careers.
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Centers

Department of Transportation
University Transportation Centers Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309129
Application Deadline: December 3, 2018
This opportunity is for two University Transportation Centers: National Center for Congestion Research and National Center for Infrastructure Research. A letter of intent is required and due October 12, 2018.
DOD
Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury, Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308435
Application Deadline: January 7, 2019
The overarching goal of this effort is to improve our understanding of the impact of mild TBI (mTBI)/concussion on Service members and Veterans. The award will support a Consortium conducting a single large longitudinal study and associated sub-studies within the scope of the Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity. The knowledge gained through the proposed studies will be used to inform TBI pathways of care and illuminate specific target areas to improve acute TBI care and subsequent support systems for chronic care following mTBI.

Pre-proposals are due October 8, 2018.
NIH
AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-832.html
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of AIDS Research encourages applications for Center Core grants (P30) to support an HIV/AIDS Research Center (ARC). The ARC is intended to provide infrastructural support that facilitates the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission. This FOA intends to support innovative, interdisciplinary research in several areas, including basic, neurological (i.e., neuro-HIV), behavioral and social, integrated biobehavioral, applied, clinical, translational, and implementation science. 

Applications are due September 11, 2018; September 11, 2019; and September 11, 2020
NIH
Center of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health (P01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-379.html
This announcement encourages the submission of applications that requires multi-project, synergistic collaboration between outstanding scientists that blends multiple research approaches by multi-disciplinary research teams. This Center of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health (CERCIH) program is designed to support three or more highly meritorious projects that can offer significant scientific advantages and "synergy" that could not be achieved by supporting the same projects as individual research grants. Each CERCIH must be focused on questions of high relevance to the mission of NCCIH.

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
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Conservation and the Environment

Department of Commerce
Climate Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308094
Application Deadline: November 20, 2018
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration invites applications for its Climate Program to support research and development activities in five areas: weather and climate extremes; climate impacts on water resources; coasts and climate resilience; sustainability of marine ecosystems; and changing atmospheric composition and its impacts.
Department of Commerce
Office of Weather and Air Quality Research Programs
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309267
Application Deadline: March 20, 2019
This opportunity has eight competitions focused on improving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather and water forecasting services through engagement with the external scientific community on key science gaps of mutual interest. This includes:  1) High Impact Weather Testbeds, 2) Joint Technology Transfer Initiative , 3) Air Quality Research and Forecasting, 4) Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment - Southeast U.S. , 5) Infrasound Detection of Tornadoes and High Impact Weather, 6) Next Generation of Mesoscale Weather Observing Platforms, 7) Snowpack and Soil Moisture Observations and Data Assimilation to Improve the National Water Model, and 8) Subseasonal to Seasonal.

NSF
Navigating the New Arctic (NNA)
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309866
Application Deadline: February 14, 2019
NNA seeks innovations in Arctic observational networks and fundamental convergence
research across the social, natural, environmental, and computing and information sciences,
and engineering that address the intersection of natural, social, and built systems. NNA
promotes initiatives that empower new research communities, diversifies the next generation
of Arctic researchers, integrates the co-production of knowledge, and engages partnerships,
particularly among international stakeholders.
Surdna Foundation
Sustainable Environments Program
http://www.surdna.org/what-we-fund/sustainable-environments.html
The Sustainable Environments Program seeks to create just and sustainable communities in the following ways:
  • Clean, affordable, equitable, high-quality, and efficient transportation and land use development that better connects critical services, jobs, schools, housing, and other regional destinations;
  • Energy system solutions as the means to build power and leadership in low-wealth communities and communities of color;
  • Efforts to capture storm water and slowly release it into the existing network of drains, pipes, and sewers, or reuse it where it falls to cultivate natural green spaces; and
  • Ways to make it easier to get local, sustainably produced food from our farms to the markets closest to where it's grown, and to better connect food producers and consumers.
Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.
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Defense

Department of Defense
Armed Forces Pest Management Board Broad Agency Announcement
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309840
The Armed Forces Pest Management Board is soliciting pre-proposals for original, innovative research designed to develop new interventions for protection of deployed military personnel from diseases caused by arthropod-borne pathogens.  Diseases of significant concern include Lyme disease, malaria, dengue virus and other arboviruses. Pre-preposals are due November 30, 2018.
Department of Defense
Base Notice: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Core
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/COE/DACA72/W912HQ-19-S-0001/listing.html
Application Deadline: January 8, 2019
The Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Office is interested in receiving pre-proposals for research focusing in the areas of Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Resiliency, and Weapons Systems and Platforms technologies.
Department of Defense
Electronic Warfare Technology
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309702
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019
This announcement includes technical areas of interest for Electronic Warfare (EW). The goal of EW is to control the Electromagnetic Spectrum by exploiting, deceiving, or denying enemy use of the spectrum while ensuring its use by friendly forces.
Department of Defense
Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297771
The Office of Naval Research is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology Projects in several thrust areas, which offer the potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2018.
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Education and Outreach

Blue Cross and Blues Shield of Nebraska
Grant Programs
https://www.nebraskablue.com/community/request-funding/
Several grant opportunities that support organizations and programs impacting health and wellness, human services, education, and diversity and inclusion across the state of Nebraska are available. These grant opportunities include:
  • General Giving Grants, which are focused on sponsorships and smaller program requests below $5,000. Applications are accepted quarterly on December 3, 2018; February 25, 2019; June 3, 2019; and September 9, 2019.
  • Fearless Grants, which support innovative and creative work across the state through larger requests of over $5,000. Applications are due January 28, 2019.
  • Active Event Grants, which support sponsorships of Omaha and Lincoln-area walks, runs, and bikes. Applications are due October 29, 2018.
Department of Education
Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305419
Application Deadline: March 7, 2019
This program supports applications that address low-cost, short-duration evaluation of education interventions.
Department of Education
Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305447&utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=ed3bd5b845-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_05_30_10_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-ed3bd5b845-212708225
Application Deadline: March 7, 2019
This program supports rigorous evaluations of special education interventions (broadly defined as practices, programs, and policies) that state or local education agencies expect to produce meaningful improvements in student education outcomes within a short period of time of a year or less. 
Department of Transportation
National Summer Transportation Institute
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308558
The National Summer Transportation Institute Program creates awareness and stimulates interest in middle and high school students about educational and career opportunities in transportation. 

This is a multiyear solicitation for FY 2018 thru FY 2020. The closing date each year will be as promulgated by the applicable State's Federal Highway Administration Division Office for each State or Territory, but no later than the 1st business day after November 30th.
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Engineering and Technology

Department of Defense
Nuclear Command, Control and Communication
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLRRS/BAA-AFRL-RIK-2016-0011/listing.html
The Air Force Research Laboratory is soliciting white papers under this Broad Agency Announcement for research, development, integration, test and evaluation of technologies/techniques to advance the state of the art of the Air Force's nuclear command, control and communication capabilities. White papers will be accepted until September 30, 2020. Recommended due dates are March 1 of each fiscal year.
Department of Energy
Advanced Systems Integration for Solar Technologies: Solar Situational Awareness and Resilient Solutions for Critical Infrastructure
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaId3c598467-b778-45b1-b2a0-7fc4a14e1456
Application Deadline: December 7, 2018
This funding opportunity seeks to strengthen the integration of solar on the electricity grid, especially at critical infrastructure sites, improve the resilience of the nation's electricity grid, and streamline technology transfer challenges. The nation's critical infrastructure is defined as the essential services that are vital to the economy, security, and health of the nation. Letters of Intent are required and due November 14, 2018.
Department of Energy
American-Made Solar Prize
https://americanmadechallenge.org/solarprize?utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=6860478f80-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-6860478f80-212708225
This program seeks applications that intend to accelerate the development of technologies and solutions that will advance the solar industry; enable rapid prototyping of ground-breaking solar solutions and prove their viability; provide connections to a network of solar industry experts, fabricators, and developers; and connect entrepreneurs with the investor community to help solar businesses and technical solutions scale.
No deadlines for this competition have been formally announced at this time. Applicants are encouraged to preregister using the program website to receive notifications about submission guidelines. 

Department of Energy
Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped-Storage Hydropower
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId27fcaee4-3832-4a59-9a1e-b10d572c8827
Application Deadline: November 30, 2018
The program seeks to fund innovative design concepts in two topic areas: standard modular hypdropower and pumped storage hydropower. Hydropower and pumped storage are key components to strengthening energy security and the American economy.

Concept papers are due September 28, 2018.
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships



https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=9372
A Blade of Grass
Fellowship Program
http://www.abladeofgrass.org/fellowship-program/#how-to-apply
Application Deadline: November 16, 2018
This fellowship program is meant to support courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize people to participate in and sustain long-term social change work.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy
http://www.amacad.org/content/about/about.aspx?d=96&t=4&s=94
Application Deadline: January 7, 2019
This fellowship provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering to learn about a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, Hellman Fellows work with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology.
American Antiquarian Society
AAS-NEH Long-Term Fellowships
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/nehfellowship.htm
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
These residential fellowships provide support for four to twelve months of study at the American Antiquarian Society collections to persons who have already completed their formal professional training.
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International

Department of State
Fulbright Specialist Program
https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/the-fulbright-specialist-program/
The Fulbright Specialist Program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.

Deadlines vary. See the program website for details.
Fulbright Association
Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars
https://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-international-education-administrators-seminars
The International Education Administrators seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country's education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues over the course of an intensive two week grant duration.

Deadline dates vary by country. See solicitation for details.
NIH
International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-773.html
This announcement encourages collaborative research applications on drug abuse and addiction that (1) take advantage of unusual opportunities that exist outside the United States to access talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions in other countries that will speed scientific discovery; (2) describe how the research will significantly advance U.S. health sciences; (3) demonstrate specific relevance to the NIDA mission and objectives; and (4) include an investigator from a U.S. institution and a non-U.S. citizen partner living and working in another country.

Standard and AIDS application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
USAID
Adapting USAID's Democracy, Rights, and Governance Programming to Better Address Global Trends and Challenges
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304668
This BAA seeks participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development interventions to improve delivery of democracy, human rights, and governance programs given the growing global challenges of closing civic and political space, disillusionment with democracy, violent extremism, the digital revolution, demographic and migration trends, among others.

This BAA will be open until May 3, 2019.
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Libraries and Museums

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/laura-bush-21st-century-librarian-program
This program supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by enhancing the training and professional development of librarians and archives professionals, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians and archives professionals.

Required preliminary proposals are due September 17, 2018, with invited full proposals due March 20, 2019.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-empowered-professional-development-opportunities-museum-staff
Application Deadline: December 14, 2018
This program supports projects to strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public through professional development activities that cross-cut various departments to generate systemic change within the museum.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Museums for America
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-america
Application Deadline: December 14, 2018
This program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-libraries
This program supports projects that enhance the quality of library and archive services nationwide by advancing theory and practice. 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 September 17, 2018, with invited full proposals due March 20, 2019.
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Life Sciences

A Kids Brain Tumor Cure
Brain Tumor Research Grants
https://akidsbraintumorcure.org/medical-research-on-childhood-brain-tumors/apply-for-a-plga-sponsored-grant/
A Kids Brain Tumor Cure is a national nonprofit organization that aims to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long-term outlook for children with brain tumors, and to encourage investigators worldwide to turn their attention to the area of pediatric low-grade glioma (PLGA) brain tumor research. To that end, the foundation is accepting letters of intent for basic and translational projects with potential to advance understanding of the underlying biology of the development and treatment of PLGA tumors. 

Letters of intent are accepted at any time.
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Large Research Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-423.html
This announcement invites applications for grant funding to conduct large research projects focused on combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
NIH Funding Initiative
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/nih
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is considering financial assistance for relevant grant applications that were submitted to the National Institute on Aging or the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and were scored but not funded. Proposals that fall within the ADDF's current funding priorities for drug discovery, clinical trials, biomarkers, and prevention will be considered.

Rolling Deadline
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
Peripheral Biomarkers Program
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/diagnostics-accelerator?utm_source=ADDF&utm_campaign=2d09ee8441-RFP_2018_7.18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cc5f9da121-2d09ee8441-97083121
Diagnostics Accelerator, a partnership of funders dedicated to the development of biomarkers to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, is soliciting projects to develop biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias accessible from the periphery. Proposals addressing a range of potential clinical uses are of interest, especially tests for early screening and diagnosis, clinical trial enrichment, quantification of patient responses to therapeutics, or prediction of conversion from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease.

Letter of intent due September 14, 2018. Invited full proposal due November 16, 2018.
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Limited Submission Competitions

Arts Midwest
NEA Big Read
http://www.neabigread.org/guidelines.php
Application Deadline: January 24, 2019
The Big Read provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support their efforts to inspire their community to read and discuss a single book.

Organizations may apply for one grant per year.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by November 12, 2018. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/limited-submissions-funding-programs/ or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

Brain Research Foundation
2019 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
http://www.thebrf.org/for-researchers/fayfrank-seed-grant-program/
The purpose of this program is to provide start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential of becoming competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources. The Brain Research Foundation's goal is to have this initial effort succeed in opening future opportunities for research, collaboration and scientific advancement. To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor working in the field of neuroscience.

Letter of Intent and Biosketch due January 8, 2019. Invited full proposal due March 27, 2019. An institution may submit only one Letter of Intent per round of competition. As a result, ORED is conducting a limited competition to determine which Letter of Intent will be put forward on behalf of UNL. Faculty wishing to compete in the limited competition must submit a notification of intent by the deadline listed below.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by October 22, 2018. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/limited-submissions-funding-programs/ or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

Graham Foundation
Carter Manny Award
http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs/?mode=award
Application Deadline: November 15, 2018
The Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising Ph.D. candidate scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and have the potential to shape architectural discourse.

A department may nominate up to two candidates: one for a research award and one for a writing award.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by October 8, 2018. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/limited-submissions-funding-programs/ or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

Nebraska Arts Council
Arts Project Grants and Arts Learning Project Grants
http://www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov/grants/grant-categories/
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
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 pre-K-12 schools or in community settings.

Each college/university department may only apply for either one Arts Project Grant or one Arts Learning Project 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 October 22, 2018. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/limited-submissions-funding-programs/ or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

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Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Department of Energy
Investigations and Novel Approaches in Isotope Science and Production at U.S. Universities
https://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2018/sc_foa_0001982.pdf
Application Deadline: November 30, 2018
This opportunity solicits applications to enhance scientific and technical capabilities at existing university facilities used for investigations in isotope science and the production of critical isotopes in short supply and critical to the Nation. Scientists at domestic public and private universities and colleges, and non-profit research institutions are invited to submit applications that propose a scope of work aimed at developing and/or enhancing the capabilities of existing facilities hosted at their institution.
Department of Energy
Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310137
Application Deadline: January 22, 2019
The mission of the High Energy Physics program is to understand how the universe works at its most fundamental level, which is done by discovering the elementary constituents of matter and energy, probing the interactions between them, and exploring the basic nature of space and time. Letters of Intent are highly encouraged and due December 5, 2018.
NASA
Research Opportunities in Aeronautics - 2018
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId=%7B92A96AE7-DBC9-D850-9DBA-D69E94C2027A%7D&path=open
Research Opportunities in Aeronautics - 2018 solicits foundational and system-level research in support of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Specific research thrusts are outlined in the appendices.

Deadlines vary. See the solicitation for details.
NASA
ROSES 2017: Land-Cover/Land-Use Change
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7b53BC4764-570A-05A6-0FC1-0FEA93AD036E%7d&path=open&utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=ef6712c15b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-ef6712c15b-212708225
The Land-Cover/Land-Use Change program develops interdisciplinary research combining aspects of physical, social, and economic sciences, with a high level of societal relevance, using remote sensing tools, methods, and data.

Notices of intent to propose are due April 3, 2017. Full proposals are due June 8, 2017.
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NU-wide Funding Opportunities

University of Nebraska
Big Idea Initiative
https://nebraska.edu/-/media/UNCA/Docs/One-Off-Sites/2018-Big-Ideas-Initiative-RFP.pdf
Application Deadline: January 11, 2019
The Big Idea Initiative is intended to engage faculty in identifying opportunities that, with additional funding, could help the University of Nebraska solidify its position as a great university. These transformational ideas will build upon the university's strengths and draw from all disciplines represented on its campuses. Faculty teams are invited to submit bold, interdisciplinary ideas that involve new levels of collaboration and will require an investment of $25M or more. The submitted proposals will be reviewed within a donor-interest framework, and could be considered for private fundraising opportunities in the years ahead.

Faculty teams are encouraged to attend the Collaboration Initiative Retreat on November 9, 2018, which will include an information session on the Big Ideas Initiative and opportunities for faculty to discuss collaborations in the context of the Collaboration Initiative and/or Big Ideas proposals. 
University of Nebraska
Collaboration Initiative
https://www.nebraska.edu/collaboration-initiative/docs/2018-2019-NRI-Collaboration-Initiative-RFA.pdf
The 2018-2019 collaboration  initiative is designed to facilitate new and strengthen existing research collaborations among faculty studying extramurally-fundable research question in any discipline. Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors and equivalent-rank researchers employed by any University of Nebraska campus are eligible to submit funding applications as PIs to one of three program areas: (1) Planning and Proposal Generation Grants, (2) Formed/Forming Team Grants, and (3) Team Strengthening Grants.

A retreat to facilitate multi-campus collaborations will be held on Friday November 9, 2018 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center in Lincoln. Potential PIs/team leaders wishing to be eligible for funding must attend unless special dispensation is granted. Retreat registration closes November 2, 2018. Applications are due January 11, 2019.
UNL
Core Facility Grant Program For New Users
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1peWR-uDL6YE_fVi-UGULhRhAk6ZQzlj4/view?usp=sharing
This grant program is aimed at encouraging new users to employ NU core facilities in their research. The program is open to all faculty from any of the NU campuses. Awards are intended to be used to gather new or additional data for strengthening a grant proposal (new or re-submission) or for addressing reviewer concerns associated with a peer-reviewed manuscript.

Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please allow 2-3 weeks for review and decision on the proposal. No new award will made after May 1, 2019.

Social Sciences

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Focus Grants for Suicide Prevention
https://afsp.org/our-work/research/grant-information/the-focus-grants/#section2
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is now accepting letters of intent for its 2018 Focus grants. Focus Grants award funding to three specific areas of emphasis that include the Short-Term Risk Program, which addresses high-yield proposals that focus on short-term risk; the Reaching 20% by 2025 Program, which addresses biological, psychological, social, and/or environmental pathways and interventions to prevent suicide; and the Blue Sky Research Grant, which addresses and significant and impact research that goes beyond the scope of other grants.

Letters of intent are due August 1, 2018. Invited applications are due December 7, 2018.
American Psychological Foundation
APF Trauma Psychology Grant
https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/trauma-psychology-grant.aspx?tab=1
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
The American Psychological foundation is offering funding for proposals involving innovative work to alleviate trauma. Applicants must be an early career psychologist with no more than 10 years of experience since post-doctoral.
Hanley Family Foundation
Substance Abuse Programs
http://www.hanleyfamilyfoundation.org/grantmaking-procedures/
The Hanley Family Foundation was created in 1987 with a mission focused on chemical dependency. To that end, the foundation awards grants to organizations and programs that advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency, and addictive behavior, including support for related research and education.

Letters of inquiry may be submitted anytime. 
NIH
Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-062.html
The purpose of this announcement is to invite applications proposing the innovative analysis of existing social science, behavioral, administrative, and neuroimaging data to study the etiology and epidemiology of drug using behaviors (defined as alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drug) and related disorders, prevention of drug use and HIV, and health service utilization. 

Standard and AIDS application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
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Transportation

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

UNL Funding Opportunities

Office of Research and Economic Development
Biomedical Research Seed Grants
https://nugrant.unl.edu/era/application/applicationPrepPage.php?WorkflowReturnToURL=/system/home&PreselectCompetitionID=141
The goal of this program is to enhance the competitiveness of faculty submitting grant proposals requesting R01 grant support for biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at any time. 
Office of Research and Economic Development
Revision Awards
https://nugrant.unl.edu/era/application/applicationPrepPage.php?WorkflowReturnToURL=/system/home&PreselectCompetitionID=18
This program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of faculty revising and resubmitting grant proposals by providing developmental and/or financial support to help improve highly meritorious, but previously unfunded federal funding proposals that are eligible for resubmission.

Applications for Revision Awards are accepted on a rolling basis.

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