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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grand Challenges Explorations Round 15
http://grandchallenges.org/grant-opportunities.html
Application Deadline: 05/13/2015

The Gates foundation and its Grand Challenges partners are accepting applications on the following topics: (1) addressing newborn and infant gut health through bacteriophage-mediated microbiome engineering; (2) exploring new ways to measure delivery and use of digital financial services data; (3) surveillance tools, diagnostics, and an artificial diet to support new approaches to vector control; (4) new approaches for addressing outdoor/residual malaria transmission; (5) reducing pneumonia fatalities through innovations that improve pneumonia diagnosis and referral of malnourished children; and (6) enabling merchant acceptance of mobile money payments. Initial grants will be $100,000 each; projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to $1 million. 

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

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

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

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

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

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

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

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Agriculture and Rural Development


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

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

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

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

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

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

USDA
AFRI - Food Security Challenge Area
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/afri.html
Application Deadline: 06/04/2015

The goal of this program is to invest in agricultural production research, education, and extension programs for more sustainable, productive, and economically viable plant and animal production systems.  In FY 2015, applications are sought in the following priority areas: (1) Agricultural Production Systems, (2) Breeding and Genomics of Crops and Livestock, and (3) National Strategy for Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production in the United States.

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Arts and Humanities


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Conservation and the Environment


EPA
Environmental Finance Center Grant Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274919
Application Deadline: 04/30/2015

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities for regional Environmental Finance Centers (EFCs) that provide multi-media environmental finance expertise and outreach to regulated communities (e.g., states, tribes, local governments, and private sector entities) to help them meet environmental requirements. The objective is to help the regulated parties in these communities find effective and innovative ways to help address the growing costs of protecting public health and the environment in a sustainable and equitable manner.

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

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

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

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

Water Environment Research Foundation
Developing Exposure and Toxicity Data for Priority Trace Organics in Biosolids
http://www.werf.org/a/o/rfp.aspx
Application Deadline: 04/30/2015

The Water Environment Research Foundation is seeking proposals to develop needed exposure and hazard data for three higher priority trace organics: polybrominated diphenyl ethers, Azithromycin, and Ciprofloxacin. This study will specifically focus on developing the needed fate, exposure, and toxicity data to derive human health benchmarks and ecotoxicity endpoints for these three chemicals.

Education and Outreach


Department of Commerce
Strengthening the Public's and/or K-12 Students' Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274854
Application Deadline: 04/13/2015

The goal of this program is to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students' environmental literacy to enable informed decision-making necessary for community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes. Many U.S. communities face significant environmental changes, natural disasters, or economic disruptions (U.S Department of Commerce FY2014-FY2018 Strategic Plan). They must increase their resilience now and build a long-term foundation for resilience in the future.  

Department of Education
Evaluation of State Education Programs and Policies Grant Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275118
Application Deadline: 06/10/2015

The purpose of the Evaluation of State Education Programs and Policies Grant Program is to support rigorous evaluations of education programs and policies implemented by State educational agencies (SEAs) that have important implications for improving student education outcomes. These evaluations are to be carried out by partnerships between research institutions and SEAs. 

A notice of intent to apply is due April 16, 2015.

Department of Education
Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program: Rehabilitation Specialty Areas
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275405
Application Deadline: 05/26/2015

The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program provides financial assistance for projects that provide (1) basic or advanced training leading to an academic degree in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary, (2) a specified series of courses or program of study leading to the award of a certificate in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary, and (3) support for medical residents enrolled in residency training programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The purpose of the priority is to fund programs leading to a master’s degree or certificate in one of two specialty areas: rehabilitation of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and comprehensive system of personnel development. 

Department of Education
Rehabilitation Short-term Training Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275009
Application Deadline: 04/23/2015

The Rehabilitation Short-term Training Program supports special seminars, institutes, workshops, and other short-term courses in technical matters relating to vocational, medical, social, and psychological rehabilitation programs; independent living service programs; and client assistance programs. 

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Engineering and Technology


Department of Commerce
National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Privacy Pilots Cooperative Agreement Program
http://www.nist.gov/nstic/NSTIC-Privacy-Pilot-FFO-03-2015.pdf
Application Deadline: 05/28/2015

The National Institutes of Standards and Technology is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to pilot privacy-enhancing technologies that embrace and advance the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) vision and contribute to the maturity of the identity ecosystem the NSTIC envisions, which is one that promotes secure, user-friendly ways to give individuals and organizations confidence in their online interactions. 

Department of Energy
Academic Collaboration for Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems Research and Development for the Energy Sector
Application Deadline: 05/12/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory is seeking applications for an academic collaboration to perform research and development that combines multi-disciplinary expertise including but not limited to power system engineering and cybersecurity computer science in order to innovate and transition cybersecurity capabilities to the energy sector to reduce the risk of power disruption resulting from a cyber-incident.

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

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

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

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

Department of Energy
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx

This program covers a broad spectrum of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office portfolio with areas of interest ranging from research and development (R&D) to demonstration and deployment projects. In particular, the R&D areas of interest include hydrogen production via microbial biomass conversion; low platinum group metals catalyst development for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell applications; development of an integrated intelligent hydrogen dispenser; and fuel cell and hydrogen manufacturing R&D focusing on hydrogen delivery pipeline manufacturing R&D. 

Concept papers (required) are due April 2, 2015. Universities may not submit applications under subtopic 2c, "America's Climate Communities of Excellence."

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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships


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

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

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

Multiple submission deadlines apply. See website for details.

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

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

Department of Education
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274793
Application Deadline: 04/28/2015

The 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.

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Funding Opportunities Internal to UNL


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

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

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

Interdisciplinary Centers


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

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

DOD
U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Centers (ARDEC) Benet Laboratories (BL)
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3a38e9bcd7f43c890a011301ff30d898&tab=core&_cview=0
Application Deadline: 07/31/2016
NIH
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 for Common Disease Genomics (UM1)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-15-001.html
Application Deadline: 04/07/2015

The National Human Genome Research Institute seeks to fund a collaborative large-scale genome sequencing effort to comprehensively identify rare risk and protective variants contributing to multiple common disease phenotypes. This initiative will explore a range of diseases with the ultimate goal of undertaking variant discovery for enough different examples of disease architectures and study designs to better understand the general principles of genomic architecture underlying common, complex inherited diseases; understand how best to design rare variant studies for common disease; and develop resources, informatics tools, and innovative approaches and technologies for multiple disease research communities and the wider biomedical research community.

Only one application per institution is allowed.

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International


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

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

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

Multiple deadlines apply. See solicitation for details.

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

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

Standard application deadlines apply. See solicitation for details.

NSF
FAQs for Partnerships for International Research and Education
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14088/nsf14088.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

This website provides answers to FAQs regarding NSF's Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program. 

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Journalism and Media


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

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

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

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Law, Justice, and Human Rights


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

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

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

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

Department of Justice
NIJ FY15 Evaluation of the Office on Violence Against Women's Sexual Assault Justice Initiative
https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001157.pdf
Application Deadline: 04/30/2015

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks proposals to evaluate the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)'s Sexual Assault Justice Initiative. The OVW Sexual Assault Justice Initiative will fund up to eight sites to implement performance measures intended to gauge prosecution efforts in cases of sexual assault. The performance measures are intended to improve prosecutorial practices by targeting accountability-related outputs and outcomes rather than determining success by conviction rates.

Department of Justice
Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence to Exonerate the Innocent
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273149
Application Deadline: 05/04/2015

The National Institute of Justice seeks proposals for funding to assist in defraying the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing in cases of violent felony offenses (as defined by state law) in which actual innocence might be demonstrated. Funds may be used to identify and review such postconviction cases and to locate and analyze associated biological evidence.

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Libraries and Museums


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life Sciences


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

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

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

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

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details. 

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

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

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

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


Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/henry_dryfus_teacher_award.shtml
Application Deadline: 05/18/2015

The 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.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 03/30/2015. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/facultyresources/limited_sub.shtml or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

Department of Energy
Next Generation Electric Machines: Megawatt Class Motors
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaIdd1dc2d0f-1c08-462e-bdc2-001afbf821a8

This program is a research, development, and demonstration effort leveraging recent technology advancements in power electronics and electric motors to develop a new generation of energy-efficient, high power density, high-speed, integrated MV drive systems for a wide variety of critical energy applications. Improvements to these systems can be realized through the application of key enabling technologies, such as wide bandgap devices, advanced magnetic materials, improved insulation materials, aggressive cooling techniques, high speed bearing designs, and improved conductors or superconducting materials. 

Concept papers (required) are due April 16, 2015. Applicants may submit only one concept paper and one full application to this program.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 04/06/2015. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/facultyresources/limited_sub.shtml or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

Department of Energy
U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center: Energy and Water
Application Deadline: 05/04/2015

The Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting applications for the formation of a consortium to pursue five identified research and development topics at the nexus of energy and water. These topics are: (1) water use reduction at thermoelectric plants; (2) treatment and management of non-traditional waters; (3) improving sustainable hydropower design and operation; (4) climate impact modeling, methods, and scenarios to support improved energy and water systems understanding; and (5) data and analysis to inform planning, policy, and other decisions. Each responsive proposal will address all five topics, and to that end, DOE is offering a mechanism to facilitate partnering during the application process.

For a copy of this solicitation, please contact Tiffany Lee at tlee9@unl.edu. Each applicant may submit only one application as prime recipient.

Department of Justice
Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2016 2019
http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/asjic1619sol.pdf
Application Deadline: 05/26/2015

This award will provide funding through a cooperative agreement to administer annually the Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC) data collection and analysis activities for four iterations of the survey: 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. The SJIC is used to describe changes in the inmate population of jails in Indian country and how these facilities are staffed and operated.

Only one application per lead applicant will be considered.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 04/13/2015. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/facultyresources/limited_sub.shtml or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

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Mathematics and Physical Sciences


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

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

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

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

Department of the Interior
2016 EHP External Research Support
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275330
Application Deadline: 05/19/2015

The United States Geological Survey issues this annual program announcement to support research in earthquake hazards and in the physics of earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake safety policy.

NASA
Early Career Faculty
http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={7A148E0E-4834-3C10-BADB-0C5060C4F961}&path=open
Application Deadline: 04/17/2015

NASA seeks proposals from new faculty to develop unique, disruptive, or transformational space technologies that have the potential to lead to dramatic improvements at the system level - performance, weight, cost, reliability, operational simplicity, or other figures of merit associated with space flight hardware or missions. 

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Social Sciences


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

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

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

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

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

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

ASAE Foundation
Metrics for Success: Effective Performance Measurement Techniques for Associations
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp5497-asae-foundation-accepting-applications-for-nonprofit-performance-measure-research?utm_medium=email&utm_source=pnd&utm_campaign=pndrfp20150306
Application Deadline: 04/30/2015

The objective of this research initiative is to study metrics used by associations to measure performance. Specifically, the Foundation intends to support a two-phase study designed to enhance our understanding of the models and methods associations use to measure outcomes that lead to mission attainment.

An optional letter of intent is requested by March 30, 2015.

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Transportation


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

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

Department of Transportation
Aviation Research and Development Grants
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=134953
Application Deadline: 12/31/2019
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration Broad Agency Announcement 2015
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7afe48d99667ff853f55c0b953435b0d&tab=core&_cview=0

The purpose of this program is to solicit a variety of basic and applied technology research projects that will support the strategic objectives of the Office of Research, Development, and Technology of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), as well as the research needs of the four FRA divisions: (1) track, (2) rolling stock and equipment, (3) train control and communications, and (4) human factors. 

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