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American Association for the Advancement of Science
Forum on Science and Technology Policy
The annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy is the conference for people interested in public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and higher education communities. The forum will be held April 14-15, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Beckman Young Investigators Program
Application Deadline: 08/15/2016The Beckman Young Investigators Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NIOSH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (U13)

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

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Department of Commerce
Administrative Data and Data Linkages Research Program
Application Deadline: 08/31/2016The U.S. Bureau of the Census is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to support research that improves measurement of the U.S. population and economy. Applications are sought to improve the production and availability of statistics that inform public policy.
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Agriculture and Rural Development

Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit: Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Animal Species (R01)
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.
AFRI - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area
This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to mitigate and adapt to climate variability and change. It supports activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest production systems, and prepare the nation's agriculture and forests to adapt to variable climates. The long-term outcome for this program is to reduce the use of energy, nitrogen fertilizer, and water by ten percent and increase carbon sequestration by 15 percent through resilient agriculture and forest production systems. 

Application dates vary. See solicitation for details.
AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area
Application Deadline: 08/03/2016This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption.
AFRI Foundational Program
The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. 

Letters of intent and application deadlines vary by program areas. See solicitation for details.
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Arts and Humanities

American Council of Learned Societies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
Application Deadline: 01/11/2017These grants are awarded to institutions of higher education to support new teaching positions in Buddhist studies.
Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Craft Research Fund
Application Deadline: 10/07/2016The goals of this program are to explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design, and contemporary culture; support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history; foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States; and advance investigation of neglected questions in craft history and criticism in the United States. Exhibition Research Grants, Project Grants, Graduate Research Grants, and Travel Grants are awarded.
College Art Association
Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant
This program supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects.

Required letters of intent are due September 15, 2016.
Graham Foundation
Grants to Individuals
The Graham Foundation supports investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and work in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expands the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space. Two types of grants are offered to individuals: (1) Production and Presentation Grants to take a project from conceptualization to realization/public presentation and (2) Research and Development Grants for the early stages of project formation.

Interested candidates must first submit an Inquiry Form by September 15, 2016.
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Conservation and the Environment

Department of Commerce
FY 2017 Climate Program Office
The Climate Program Office (CPO) supports competitive research through three major program areas: Climate Observations and Monitoring; Earth System Research and Modeling; and Climate and Societal Interactions. Through this announcement, the CPO is seeking applications for seven individual competitions in FY 2017. 

Letters of intent (LOI) are strongly encouraged, but not required. See the solicitation for LOI deadlines. Full applications for all competitions, with the exception of the two Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program competitions, are due October 26, 2016. MAPP applications are due October 31, 2016.
Department of Commerce
FY2016 to FY2017 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Application Deadline: 09/30/2017The purpose of this program is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s strategic plan and mission goals. Awards are intended as a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through NOAA's competitive discretionary programs.
Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution and Development of Cardiovascular Disease
Application Deadline: 08/02/2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing to expand and inform the understanding of the mechanism(s) by which air pollution contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease. Specifically, research is needed to estimate the total cardiovascular risk associated with exposure to air pollution, including indicators of early subclinical damage and novel endpoints, in addition to established morbidity and mortality outcomes. 

Modeling of Climate Change Mitigation, Impacts and Adaptation
Application Deadline: 09/12/2016This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals to advance the field of climate economic modeling to assist decision makers and the public in effectively responding to the challenges and opportunities posed by climate change. The work involved in this effort includes two distinct modeling capabilities: (1) computable general equilibrium modeling of climate mitigation and impacts at the level of disaggregation of U.S. states, and (2) integrated assessment modeling and assessment of multiple greenhouse gases and air pollutants to enhance understanding of climate change impacts.
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Education and Outreach

Department of Education
Institute of Education Sciences: Education Research
Application Deadline: 08/04/2016The Institute of Education Sciences supports education research and special education research. The central purpose of the Institute's research grant programs is to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. 
Department of Education
Institute of Education Sciences: Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions
Application Deadline: 08/04/2016This competition supports applications that address low-cost, short-duration evaluation of education interventions.
Department of Education
Institute of Education Sciences: Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
Application Deadline: 08/04/2016This competition supports applications that address low-cost, short-duration evaluation of special education interventions. 
Department of Education
Institute of Education Sciences: Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy
Application Deadline: 08/04/2016This competition supports applications that address one of the following two topics: 1) researcher-practitioner partnerships in education research or 2) evaluation of state and local education programs and policies. 
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Engineering and Technology

Department of Commerce
Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program
Application Deadline: 09/23/2016The Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program seeks applications from eligible applicants to conduct research aimed at advancing the principles of resilience in building design and building codes and standards. Research proposals must support the overall effort of developing science-based building codes by evaluating potential technologies and architectural design criteria to improve disaster resilience in the built environment.
Department of Energy
Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Integrated CCS Pre-Feasibility
Application Deadline: 08/23/2016

This funding opportunity announcement focuses on the initial phase of development of the commercial-scale carbon dioxide storage site. Goals include: (1) formation of a team capable of addressing technical and non-technical challenges specific to commercial-scale deployment of the carbon dioxide storage project; (2) development of a plan encompassing technical requirements as well as both economic feasibility and public acceptance of an eventual storage project; and (3) high-level technical evaluations of the sub-basin and potential carbon dioxide source(s).  

For a copy of this solicitation, contact Tiffany Lee at

Department of Energy
Chain Reaction Innovations Program
Application Deadline: 08/12/2016Chain Reaction Innovations is an energy materials and manufacturing innovation program that serves as a platform for supporting and mentoring entrepreneurial researchers whose early stage innovations are too challenging or technically uncertain to pursue in a venture capital-financed startup. The program embeds innovators within a National Laboratory technology ecosystem for up to two years, working with innovators as they advance their early stage scientific discoveries to opportunities with commercial potential within a discrete time period.
Department of Energy
Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS)
The broad objective of this program is to identify disruptive concepts in energy-related technologies that challenge the status quo and represent a leap beyond today's technology. Concepts of particular interest have the potential to achieve percentage-level reductions in U.S. energy consumption, energy-related imports, or greenhouse gas emissions.

Applicants may submit concept papers at any time before this announcement closes on September 30, 2016. 
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Award (K01)
Application Deadline: 11/11/2016The primary purpose of this program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the quality, safety, efficiency, equity, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. This program represents an AHRQ program to provide support and protected time to individuals with a research doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in health services research. The K01 award can be used both by individuals who propose to newly embark in heath services research training and those who had a hiatus in their research careers because of illness or family circumstances. The K01 award is also available to promote research workforce diversity by providing enhanced research career development opportunities.
Alpha-1 Foundation
Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award
Application Deadline: 08/05/2016The objective of this award is to provide additional career development support for outstanding young investigators who have continued to conduct research in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency-related lung or liver disease after completion of their postdoctoral fellowship. 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs
This fellowship is for an early-career professional with experience or training in international relations, public policy, and development. While in residence, the Fellow will work with senior scholars and policy experts on Academy projects related to the governance of nuclear weapons, the formulation of strategies to contain security threats from failed and fragile states, and the establishment of regional dialogues on security, among others.

Applications for this 12-month fellowship will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
American Antiquarian Society (AAS)
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship
Application Deadline: 10/15/2016Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for this year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society to revise their dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope (i.e., American history and culture through 1876) is eligible.
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Funding Opportunities Internal to UNL

Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules (NPOD)
Project Leader RFA 2016
NPOD, funded by a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence grant from NIH, is charged with building research infrastructure in obesity research and nutrient signaling at UNL and UNMC. Through this RFA, NPOD seeks to identify a new cohort of project leaders. NPOD supports up to five project leaders at any given time. Project leader funding is the highest level of support provided by NPOD, and project leaders are paired with mentors to guide them to success, which is defined by the receipt of independent federal funding.

Letters of intent are due August 1, 2016. Funding will begin June 1, 2017.

Nebraska Center on the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules
Pilot Grant Competition
Application Deadline: 08/31/2016The Nebraska Center on the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules invites applications for its pilot grant competition. The primary objective of this pilot grant program is to stimulate research in the area of nutrient signaling and to enhance competitiveness in obtaining extramural support. In this year's request for applications, the following areas of research will be considered: Area 1 - Prevention of obesity-related diseases through dietary molecules and Area 2 - Interactions between diet and non-coding RNAs, biomarkers of disease, or quantitative research related to metabolic disease. 
Office of Research and Economic Development
Revision Awards
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.

Interdisciplinary Centers

U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Centers (ARDEC) Benet Laboratories (BL)
Application Deadline: 07/31/2016
NIDA Research Center of Excellence Grant Program (P50)
This announcement will provide support for research centers that (1) conduct drug abuse and addiction research in any area of NIDA's mission; (2) have outstanding innovative science; (3) are multidisciplinary, thematically integrated, synergistic; and (4) serve as national resource(s) to provide educational and outreach activities to drug abuse research communities, educational organizations, the general public, and policy makers in the NIDA research fields. It is expected that a center will transform knowledge in the sciences it is studying. 

Application dates vary. See solicitation for details.


Department of Education
American Overseas Research Centers
Application Deadline: 08/04/2016The American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) Program provides grants to consortia of institutions of higher education to establish or operate an AORC that promotes postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies.
Department of Education
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
Application Deadline: 08/01/2016The Group Projects Abroad Program is currently conducting a competition for short-term (short-term seminars, curriculum development teams, and group research or study projects) and long-term projects (advanced overseas intensive language projects).
Department of State
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Application Deadline: 08/01/2016The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research, or a combination of teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars, and many others.
Department of State
Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas.

Deadlines vary. See the program website for details.
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Journalism and Media

National Geographic Society
Expeditions Council Grants
The Expeditions Council is an editorially driven grant program that supports exploration and adventure worldwide. Proposed projects must have the potential to yield compelling stories and images. 

Pre-applications are accepted throughout the year and should be submitted at least six months before anticipated project dates.
Implications of New Digital Media Use for Underage Drinking, Drinking-Related Behaviors, and Prevention Research (R01)

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Implications of New Digital Media Use for Underage Drinking, Drinking-Related Behaviors, and Prevention Research (R21)

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Law, Justice, and Human Rights

Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in HIV Research with Key Populations (R01)
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.
Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues in HIV Research with Key Populations (R21)
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.
Public Health Impact of the Changing Policy/Legal Environment for Marijuana (R01)

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation
William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Grants
Application Deadline: 09/01/2016These grants support: (1) historical monographs on major questions in American law and legal development, as well as biographies of important legal figures, and (2) the digitization of materials that are important to American legal history, particularly but not only materials from the late colonial or early national periods.

Libraries and Museums

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
This program supports professional development, graduate education, and continuing education to help libraries and archives develop a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public.

Required preliminary proposals are due September 1, 2016.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
This program supports projects that address significant challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance 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 1, 2016.
National Archives and Records Administration
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
This program seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The application deadlines are June 15, 2016, and October 6, 2016.
OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education
Library and Information Science Research Grant Program
Application Deadline: 09/15/2016OCLC Research, in partnership with the Association for Library and Information Science Education, is accepting applications for research projects that contribute to a better understanding of how the integration of new technologies affects the information environment and user behavior. 

Life Sciences

A-T Children's Project
Research Grants
The A-T Children's Project provides competitive grant awards for basic and translational research grants related to Ataxia-Telangiectasia. 

Letters of intent are due by February 1 and August 1, annually
ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research
Alcohol Research Grants
Application Deadline: 02/15/2017The AMBRF/Foundation for Alcohol Research is inviting proposals for research on the effects of alcohol consumption on health and behavior. The foundation encourages basic and clinical research, including epidemiology. 
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18)

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)

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. 

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Limited Submission Competitions

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Sloan Research Fellowships
Application Deadline: 09/15/2016The Sloan Research Fellowships are two-year, $60,000 fellowships awarded annually to early-career faculty in recognition of their distinguished performance and exceptional potential as researchers. Fellowships are awarded in eight scientific and technical fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics.

No more than three candidates may be nominated from any one department. Additionally, no more than three candidates may be nominated for any given Sloan Research Fellowships field.
CEC ArtsLink
ArtsLink Projects
Application Deadline: 01/16/2017ArtsLink Projects provide support for projects in eligible foreign countries. Applicants must be working with an artist or organization in the chosen region, and projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both the United States and the host country. This deadline is for visual and media arts projects.

An applicant may not submit more than one ArtsLink Projects application 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 08/08/2016. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit or contact Tisha Mullen,, (472-2894).

Department of Energy
Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing
This Funding Opportunity Announcement supports the establishment of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing. This Institute will enable the development and widespread deployment of key industrial platform technologies that will dramatically reduce life-cycle energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing through the development of technologies for reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing of materials.

Concept papers are due July 28, 2016. An entity may submit only one concept paper and one full application to this program. 
Department of Energy
Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute for Clean Energy Manufacturing
This funding opportunity announcement supports the establishment of a Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Modular Chemical Process Intensification for Clean Energy Manufacturing. Modular chemical process intensification represents an emerging opportunity for processing industries in the U.S. manufacturing sector to improve energy efficiency, reduce feedstock waste, and improve productivity by merging and integrating separate unit processes (mixing, reactions, separation) into single modular hardware elements of reduced size, with higher efficiency and providing inherent scalability.

A concept paper (required) is due June 15, 2016. An entity may submit only one concept paper and one full application under this announcement.
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Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
Application Deadline: 08/01/2016The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a postdoctoral fellow in environmental chemistry.
Department of Energy
FY 2016 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

This program supports the Office of Science of the Department of Energy's continuing interest in receiving grant applications for the support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics.

This opportunity remains open until September 30, 2016. Applications may be submitted any time during this period.

Department of Energy
FY 2017 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics
Application Deadline: 09/20/2016The Office of High Energy Physics (HEP) at the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, invites new and renewal grant applications for support of research programs in high energy physics. The HEP program focuses on three experimental scientific frontiers: the energy frontier, the intensity frontier, and the cosmic frontier.

For a copy of this solicitation, contact Tiffany Lee at
Fundamental Research in Atomic, Molecular, and Quantum Physics
Application Deadline: 10/28/2016This program seeks applications that push the boundaries of science and technology in the area of atomic, molecular, and quantum physics. Innovative proposals that address cooling and trapping techniques, fundamental developments in atomic clocks and inertial sensors, or metrologically relevant quantum states, both theoretical and experimental, are encouraged.
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Social Sciences

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Focus Grants
Application Deadline: 12/07/2016The Focus Grants program supports targeted, innovative, and potentially high-impact studies that seek to inform and transform suicide prevention efforts. 

Letters of intent are due by August 1, 2016.
American Psychological Foundation
David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant
Application Deadline: 09/15/2016The David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant supports innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety-related disorders conducted by graduate students and early career researchers.
American Psychological Foundation
Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award
Application Deadline: 10/01/2016This grant supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents as reflected in the activities and interests within pediatric psychology of the late Lizette Peterson-Homer and her commitment to improving the status of children in the face of the most significant threats to their health and development. 
American Psychological Foundation
Randy Gerson Memorial Grant
Application Deadline: 02/01/2017This program awards grants for graduate student projects in family and/or couple dynamics and/or multi-generational processes. Work that advances theory, assessment, or clinical practice in these areas shall be considered eligible.
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Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Conference Grant Program (R13)

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

Department of Transportation
Aviation Research and Development Grants
Application Deadline: 12/31/2019