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Miscellaneous


SciComm 2018
http://nescicomm.com/
SciComm, which will take place March 23-25 at UNL, is a conference dedicated to understanding and promoting effective communication of science to diverse audiences - including students of all levels and the general public - across all venues. For more information and to register, visit the link above.
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 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.

DOD
Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d8bfeaf2e38a1e4aeb9908190fc2e0f2&tab=core&_cview=1
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is soliciting research proposals in areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities for two specific branches: 1) engineering and information sciences and 2) physical and biological sciences. 

Proposals will be evaluated as received on an open basis. 
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Agriculture and Rural Development

NIH
Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit: Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Animal Species (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-366.html
The purpose of this announcement is to invite the submission of grant applications that utilize agriculturally important domestic animal species to improve human health through the advancement of basic and translational research deemed highly relevant to both agricultural and biomedical research. 

Application dates vary. See solicitation for details.
USDA
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299697
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
NIFA supports programs to address critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research and extension activities and programs to evaluate both the environmental impacts of organic agriculture and the environmental services provided. 
USDA
Organic Transitions
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299897
Application Deadline: March 29, 2018
The goal of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) is to support the development and implementation of research, extension, and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. 

Arts and Humanities

American Music Therapy Association
Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award
http://www.musictherapy.org/research/fultz/
Application Deadline: May 4, 2018
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.
American Philosophical Society
Phillips Fund for Native American Research
https://amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips?elq=f2e97c4eab864a188267d5f4fc823013&elqCampaignId=2310&elqaid=7671&elqat=1&elqTrackId=148b207e75d84e0caaa11a76446fefd0
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
These grants support research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics; for the purchase of permanent equipment; or for the preparation of pedagogical materials.
Cornell University Libraries
John Nolen Research Fund
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/collections/john_nolen_research_fund.php
Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
The John Nolen Research Fund provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
Research Travel Grants Program
http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/foundationgrants.asp
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
These grants support research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. Library collections focus on Federal policies, U.S. foreign relations, and national politics in the 1960s and 1970s. There are earlier and later materials depending upon your topic.
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Centers

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.
NIH
Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (RM1)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-436.html
The Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science program establishes academic Centers for advanced genome research.

Application dates vary. See solicitation for details.
NIH
Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54 - Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-657.html
This announcement encourages applications for Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence. The mission of the CounterACT program is to foster and support research and development of new and improved therapeutics for chemical threats. 

Application dates vary. See solicitation for details.
NIH
NIDA Core "Center of Excellence" Grant Program (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-225.html
NIDA Core Center of Excellence Grants (P30) are intended to bring together investigators currently funded by NIH or other Federal or non-Federal sources to enhance the effectiveness of existing research and also to extend the focus of research to drug abuse and addiction. 

Application dates vary. See solicitation for details.
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Conservation and the Environment

Department of the Interior
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298219
Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
This program seeks institutional partners for a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources. Program staff will coordinate with project partners, stakeholders, and other service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within several focus areas. 
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.
USDA
Conservation Collaboration Grants or Agreements FY18
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300542
Application Deadline: April 13, 2018
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces the potential availability of grants and agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state- and community-level conservation leadership. Proposals will be accepted for projects located in Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 
USDA
NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants
https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=10887
Application Deadline: February 26, 2018
NRCS announces the availability of funds to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Projects may be between one and three years in duration. The maximum award amount for a single award in FY 2018 is $2 million.

Defense

Department of Defense
Demonstration of Existing Next Generation Jammer Low Band Technologies
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7ae2b7cf17ea3a1c63360b5c106a5d9a&tab=core&_cview=0
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
This broad agency announcement's goal is to increase the government's knowledge and understanding in regard to existing technologies supporting an airborne wideband low frequency band jamming application where significant size, weight, power, and cooling constraints exist.
Department of Homeland Security
Energy Harvesting Fabrics
https://www.fbo.gov/index?tab=documents&tabmode=form&subtab=core&tabid=4d26310f41ff948a32f683f0d5cc8c46
This program seeks innovative energy-harvesting smart fabric technology for integration into the Next Generation First Responder program. The fabric should be able to be used for the manufacture of First Responder garments, without compromising garment weight, traditional garment colors, comfort (including fit, garment "hand", and cooling ability), environmental protection provided by the garment, or professional appearance of the garment ensemble and without interfering with the wearer's ability to perform tasks. 
Full applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 3, 2018
Department of Homeland Security
Exploratory Research in Preventing Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=0f4af94170980f752072c3c91452ddeb&tab=core&_cview=1
This program seeks research that will culminate in a proof-of-concept demonstration that will support the transition to an advanced technology demonstration program or direct commercialization of technology that will help counter the threat of nuclear terrorism.

Required concept papers are due by January 19, 2018. Full proposals are due by April 20, 2018
Department of Homeland Security
High Fidelity Counting and Measuring of Customs and Border Protection Queues and Service Times at Ports of Entry
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=af6bbceeeb00b6d29a43d574acf4108e&tab=core&_cview=0
This program seeks innovative solutions and techniques for counting and measuring that provide lane-level fidelity and can be deployed more broadly throughout the airport process in a cost effective manner.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 18, 2018.
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Education and Outreach

Brady Education Foundation
Program Development and Evaluation Grants
http://www.bradyeducationfoundation.org/applicationguidelines.html
The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement and opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with poverty. To advance this mission, the Foundation is accepting stage-one applications for projects related to the development and evaluation of programs that are consistent with a strengths-based approach and show promise of being feasible, effective, and sustainable.

Stage 1 proposals are due December 1, 2017. Invited Stage 2 proposals are due April 1, 2018
Braitmayer Foundation
Innovative Practices in K-12 Education
http://www.braitmayerfoundation.org/guidelines/
The Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are: (1) curricular and school reform initiatives and (2) preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching.

Letters of inquiry are due March 15, 2018.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Guidance for Trainees
https://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/career-guidance/career-guidance-trainees/eligibility-requirements
Application Deadline: March 6, 2018
The Career Guidance for Trainees institutional award provides from $30,000 to $50,000 over a one-year period for projects that improve trainees' readiness for stable, fulfilling careers and that have potential for being affordably deployed at a larger scale.
Department of Education
Institute of Education Sciences: Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294184
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, and education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through post-secondary and adult education. Applications must address low-cost, short-duration evaluation of education interventions.
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Engineering and Technology

Department of Commerce
Joint Technology Transfer Initiative
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300187
This program is soliciting proposals to conduct research and development activities related to advancing data assimilation of new observations and data assimilation techniques for convective-scale weather prediction, improving water prediction capabilities through enhancements to the National Water Model, improving daily to subseasonal scale prediction of Arctic sea ice, and communicating forecast uncertainty.
The recommended Letter of Intent is due by February 19, 2018. Full proposals are due by April 9, 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
Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Small and Medium Commercial Buildings
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaIdd77384ed-97f9-49e9-ba00-94ac05201041
Through this program, the Department of Energy seeks to fund the scale-up of promising solutions to the market barriers that hinder the growth of energy efficiency in small and medium commercial buildings and tenant spaces. The objective of this funding is to build a path for market-ready solutions to be used at scale across the United States to improve commercial building energy efficiency. 

Concept papers (required) are due December 4, 2015.

Applicants may submit only one concept paper and one full application for consideration under this funding opportunity announcement.
Department of Homeland Security
3D Dynamic Mapping Call
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9a9b4d07c7c39b0c97dc85699bb3d6dd&tab=core&_cview=0
This program seeks innovative technology and solutions that provide real-time three dimensional mapping and visualization of the inside of building spaces under varying conditions. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until May 1, 2018, but reviewed quarterly. The first quarterly application deadline is July 28, 2017.
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships



https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=9372
American Chemical Society
Robert M. Scarborough Graduate/Postgraduate Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.acsmedchem.org/?nd=scarboroughgradexcellence
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
Awarded through the American Chemical Society's Division of Medicinal Chemistry, this annual award is intended to recognize two current graduate students and/or postdoctoral researchers who have had a primary, leading role in significant scientific discoveries that enhance the field of medicinal chemistry. 
American Council of Learned Societies
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs
http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/
Application Deadline: March 14, 2018
This program will place recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring.
American Philosophical Society
Digital Humanities Fellowships
https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/digital-humanities-fellowships
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018
These fellowships, which are offered for up to two months, are open to scholars who are comfortable creating tools and visualizations, as well as those interested in working collaboratively with the American Philosophical Society technology team. Scholars, including graduate students, at any stage of their career may apply.
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Internal Funding

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
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017
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.


Office of Research and Economic Development
Revision Awards
http://research.unl.edu/internal-funding-opportunities/
The Revision Awards 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. Revision Awards will provide dedicated technical and research administration assistance and, in cases where additional data collection or prior work is critical, financial resources to support further preliminary study.

Applications for Revision Awards are accepted on a rolling basis.
Research Council
Research Council Special Opportunity Fund
https://nugrant.unl.edu/era/application/applicationPrepPage.php?WorkflowReturnToURL=/system/home&PreselectCompetitionID=215
Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
The Research Council has established a Special Opportunity Fund to help cover the costs associated with visits by distinguished speakers to UNL. This fund applies only for special situations in which advanced planning for the speaker was not possible because the opportunity arose after the application deadline for the traditional Distinguished Lecturers program had passed. 
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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.
NIH
Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D43)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-057.html
This announcement encourages applications for the Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program from U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions. The application should propose a collaborative training program that will strengthen the capacity of an LMIC institution to conduct infectious disease research. This solicitation will support research-training programs that focus on major endemic or life-threatening emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, infections that frequently occur as co-infections in HIV-infected individuals or infections associated with non-communicable disease conditions of public health importance in LMICs. 

Application dates vary. 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-18-568.html
This announcement encourages collaborative research applications on drug abuse and addiction that take advantage of special opportunities that exist outside the United States. 

Standard and AIDS application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
NIH
International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-065.html
This announcement encourages collaborative research applications on drug abuse and addiction that take advantage of special opportunities that exist outside the United States. 

Standard and AIDS application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
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Law, Justice, and Human Rights

Department of Justice
Veterans Treatment Court Enhancement Initiative - Phase II
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300184
Application Deadline: March 20, 2018
The rapid proliferation of veterans treatment courts has created a heightened need for evidence-based tools to identify the criminogenic risks and clinical needs of court-involved veterans and to promote best practices such as multidisciplinary case planning and client monitoring. This project will add more pilot sites and create the first specialized risk-need assessment and case planning tools for veterans treatment courts.
NIH
Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in HIV Research with Key Populations (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-328.html
This announcement encourages applications to analyze and address ethical, legal, or policy challenges specific to work with key populations in HIV research or health care. 

Applications dates vary. See solicitation for details.
NIH
Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues in HIV Research with Key Populations (R21)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-327.html
This announcement encourages applications to analyze and address ethical, legal, or policy challenges specific to work with key populations in HIV research or health care. 

Applications dates vary. See solicitation for details.

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.
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.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
2018 Innovation Grants
https://www.alexslemonade.org/sites/default/files/2018_innovation_loi_guidelines_final.pdf
The Innovation Grant program awards two-year grants of up to $250,000 in support of researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology investigation. Grants must be focused on pediatric translational oncology, from understanding basic biologic underpinnings to new therapies.

Letters of intent are due December 15, 2017. Invited full applications are due April 2, 2018
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Limited Submission Competitions

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
2019 Beckman Scholars Program
http://www.beckman-foundation.org/programs/beckman-scholars-program-information
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
The purpose of the Beckman Scholars Program is to provide an in-depth, sustained undergraduate research experience in chemistry, biochemistry, biological, and medical sciences, or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects, for exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students. The Program's financial support for a student and mentor over 15 continuous months of research, in conjunction with the Annual Beckman Symposium, offers an academically stimulating and unique educational experience. To receive a copy of the solicitation, contact Ashton Waite at awaite@unl.edu.

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

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by February 26, 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).

Department of Energy
Energy Frontier Research Centers
https://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2018/SC_FOA_0001810.pdf
This program brings together the skills, talents, and expertise of teams of scientists to perform energy-relevant, basic research with a scope and complexity beyond what is possible in standard single-investigator or small-group awards. These multi-investigator multi-disciplinary centers enable, encourage, and accelerate transformative scientific advances for the most challenging topics in materials sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and biosciences. 

Required pre-applications are due by January 31, 2018. Full applications are due by April 11, 2018. Applications are limited to no more than three per lead organization. 

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by December 11, 2017. 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).

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award
http://foundationfar.org/new-innovator/
The New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award seeks to promote career advancement of highly creative and promising new scientists who intend to make a long-term career commitment to research in food and agriculture and bring innovative, groundbreaking research initiatives and thinking to bear on problems facing food and agriculture. The award will provide up to $100,000 per year for up to three years. The faculty member must have been hired on or after August 1, 2014, for his or her tenure-track or equivalent position and may work in any discipline or any department within the organization. Preference will be given to individuals near the onset of their independent research career and who are within eight years of receiving a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. 

Nominations are due February 28, 2018, with full applications due April 23, 2018Organizations may nominate up to two applicants for this award.

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

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Moore Inventor Fellows
https://www.moore.org/initiative-strategy-detail?initiativeId=moore-inventor-fellows&utm_source=2018Nominations&utm_medium=mailchimp
Application Deadline: March 5, 2018
This competition seeks to identify outstanding early-stage inventors who harness science and technology solutions to create new tools, technologies, processes, or approaches with high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation's three main areas of interest: scientific research, environmental conservation, and patient care.

UNL has been invited to nominate two individuals for the 2018 competition.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by December 4, 2017. 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

NASA
Asteroid Redirect Mission Umbrella for Partnerships
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=532358/solicitationId=%7BA425E03C-5CA3-8F67-EB63-81E83524E959%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/ARM_Umbrella_BAA_rev.pdf
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicits concept studies for basic and applied research and technology demonstrations, and mission investigations through partnerships with NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The ARM is part of NASA's plan to advance the technologies, capabilities, and spaceflight experience needed for continuing human exploration. 

Specific collaborative research and partnership opportunities will be announced by issuing appendices to this BAA.
NASA
ROSES 2017: Astrophysics Research and Analysis
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={FA4087E9-4195-3F70-F210-1B856CACD947}&path=open
The Astrophysics Research and Analysis Program solicits basic research proposals for investigations that are relevant to NASA's programs in astronomy and astrophysics and includes research over the entire range of photons, gravitational waves, and particle astrophysics.

Notices of intent are due January 8, 2018. Full proposals are due March 15, 2018.
NASA
ROSES 2017: Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Venture-class Science Investigations: Earth Venture Suborbital-3
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299839
This program element solicits science proposals for multi-year, principal investigator-led, suborbital campaign-based investigations to advance Earth system science objectives in order to better understand the current state of the Earth and to predict future change.

Proposers are strongly encouraged to submit a notice of intent by January 31, 2018. Full proposals are due April 12, 2018.
NASA
ROSES 2017: In-Space Validation of Earth Science Technologies (InVEST)
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299914
The InVEST program enables new technologies and measurement concepts to be validated in space prior to use in a science mission and focuses on in-space, orbital demonstration and validation only. 

Notices of intent are requested by February 2, 2018. Full proposals are due March 26, 2018.
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Social Sciences

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Pilot Research Award for Learning Disabilities
https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Awards/Resident_and_ECP_Awards/AACAP_Pilot_Research_Award_for_Learning_Disabilities.aspx
This program annually provides an award of $15,000 to a child and adolescent psychiatry resident or junior faculty member who has an interest in beginning a career in child and adolescent mental health research. The program is designed to support a young investigator at a critical stage of his/her development and encourage a future career in child and adolescent psychiatry research.
American Psychological Foundation
David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/wechsler.aspx
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
This grant provides up to $25,000 to support early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence, and/or the assessment aspects of cognition.
American Psychological Foundation
John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/sparks-early-career.aspx?tab=1
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
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
Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/clark-fund.aspx
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
The 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. Applicants must be an early-career psychologist (no more than ten years postdoctoral). 
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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

Visiting Scholar