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Miscellaneous


American Association for the Advancement of Science
Forum on Science and Technology Policy
http://www.aaas.org/page/forum-science-technology-policy
The annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy is the conference for people interested in public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and higher education communities. The forum will be held April 14-15, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NIOSH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (U13)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=256754

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

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Department of Commerce
FY 2016 - FY 2019 EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280447
With this program, the Economic Development Administration announces general policies and application procedures for grant-based investments under the Planning and Local Technical Assistance programs.

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


USDA
AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283339
Application Deadline: 08/03/2016This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption.
USDA
AFRI Food Security Challenge Area
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283456
Application Deadline: 07/07/2016The AFRI Food Security Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to keep American agriculture competitive and end world hunger by ensuring the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food. The long-term goal is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food. 
USDA
AFRI Foundational Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283836
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.
USDA
AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283812
In the AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area specific program areas are designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the national dependence on foreign oil through the development and production of regionally-appropriate sustainable bioenergy systems that materially deliver advanced liquid transportation biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts.

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


Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.
Artist Support Grants
http://demingfund.org/apply-pd-11.php
This program provides artist support grants to individual feminist women for projects that are well underway. The deadline for visual art, fiction, and mixed genre projects is December 31, 2015, and the the deadline for nonfiction and poetry projects is June 30, 2016.
Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Craft Research Fund
http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/grants/craft-research-fund/
Application Deadline: 10/07/2016The goals of this program are to explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design, and contemporary culture; support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history; foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States; and advance investigation of neglected questions in craft history and criticism in the United States. Exhibition Research Grants, Project Grants, Graduate Research Grants, and Travel Grants are awarded.
Department of State
Arts Envoy Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283013
Application Deadline: 05/27/2016This program enables approximately 200 American artists and cultural experts to travel abroad for individual programs or as part of ensemble or group to engage and consult with key foreign audiences.
Harry S. Truman Library Institute
Research Grants
http://trumanlibraryinstitute.org/research-grants/research-grants/
Application Deadline: 10/01/2016Research 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.
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Conservation and the Environment


Department of Commerce
FY2016 to FY2017 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280752
Application Deadline: 09/30/2017The purpose of this program is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s strategic plan and mission goals. Awards are intended as a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through NOAA's competitive discretionary programs.
Department of Energy
Methane Emissions Mitigation and Quantification from Natural Gas Infrastructure
https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=8273
Application Deadline: 06/13/2016

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

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

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

For a copy of this solicitation, contact Tiffany Lee at tlee9@unl.edu.
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management
http://erefdn.org/index.php/grants/proposal
The Sustainable Solid Waste Management program supports research projects related to sustainable solid waste management practices, including waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, or other useful products; strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g., organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.); and landfilling. 

Pre-proposals are due January 6 and June 1, annually.
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Education and Outreach


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

The application deadlines are January 11, 2016 and July 11, 2016.
Department of Commerce
NOAA Science Collaboration Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282954
Application Deadline: 06/13/2016The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Collaboration Program represents an effort to support the development of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers and scientists with expertise in NOAA-related sciences. This will be accomplished through collaborations between these scientists and professionals in areas of mutual interest across the full spectrum of NOAA sciences.
Department of Education
Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs: Professional Development Grants Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283906
Application Deadline: 07/01/2016The purposes of the Indian Education Professional Development Grants program are to (1) increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indians; (2) provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary educational personnel; and (3) improve the skills of qualified Indian individuals who serve in the education field. 
Department of Education
Institute of Education Sciences: Education Research
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282041
Application Deadline: 08/04/2016The Institute of Education Sciences supports education research and special education research. The central purpose of the Institute's research grant programs is to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. 
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Engineering and Technology


Department of Commerce
Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs
http://www.nist.gov/director/upload/20150604-FY15-MSE-FFO.pdf

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

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

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

Pre-applications (required) are due May 2, 2016.
Department of Energy
Enabling Technologies for Advanced Combustion Systems
https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=8488
Application Deadline: 07/18/2016

The objective of this program is to competitively award funding for applied research projects to develop enabling technologies that address challenges with advanced combustion. The program portfolio centers on two technology pathways: (1) oxy-combustion and (2) chemical looping.

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

Department of Energy
Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS)
https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId45210635-66d2-4e12-a9ee-fb39dca1d01b
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)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283570
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.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
http://www.aaas.org/page/aaas-early-career-award-public-engagement-science?name=MCemail&creative=MC-email&utm_content=nominate&position=opp_ECaward2015&utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=49183047c5-FS_5_24_165_24_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-49183047c5-212708225
Application Deadline: 10/15/2016The Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. 
American Chemical Society
Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award
http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/other/diversity/wcc-rising-star-award.html
Application Deadline: 06/15/2016The Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award recognizes outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Appropriate candidates will typically be no more than 15 years from receipt of their terminal scientific degree. 
American Gastroenterological Association
Research Scholar Award
http://www.gastro.org/grants/research-scholar-award-rsa
Application Deadline: 08/26/2016The overall objective of the Research Scholar Award is to enable young investigators, instructors, research associates, or equivalents to develop independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research.
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Funding Opportunities Internal to UNL


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

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

Interdisciplinary Centers


DOD
U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Centers (ARDEC) Benet Laboratories (BL)
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3a38e9bcd7f43c890a011301ff30d898&tab=core&_cview=0
Application Deadline: 07/31/2016
NIH
Centers for AIDS Research and Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-041.html

Application dates are July 28, 2014; July 28, 2015; and July 28, 2016.

NIH
Human Tissue Models for Infectious Diseases (U19)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-16-022.html
Application Deadline: 07/06/2016This announcement will establish multidisciplinary research centers focused on developing innovative in vitro human tissue models for basic and translational research on infectious diseases. 
NIH
NIDA Research Center of Excellence Grant Program (P50)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-009.html
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.

International


Department of State
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
http://www.cies.org/article/2017-2018-core-fulbright-us-scholar-program-competition-opens
Application Deadline: 08/01/2016The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research, or a combination of teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars, and many others.
NIH
International Research Collaboration on Alcohol and Alcoholism (U01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-268.html

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

Standard application deadlines apply. See solicitation for details.

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

Applications are due December 10, 2015 and August 23, 2016.
NIH
Turkey-US Collaborative Program for Affordable Medical Technologies (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-276.html

This announcement invites applications from research partnerships formed between scientists from U.S. and Turkey to accelerate the development of appropriate affordable diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, which address medical needs in low-middle resource settings. Appropriate medical technologies are those that are useable, cost effective, sustainable, and effective in meeting a significant clinical need in a lower-middle resource setting in different world regions.

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

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Journalism and Media


Food and Farm Communications Fund
Public Media Campaigns in Support of Sustainable Food and Agriculture
http://foodandfarmcommunications.org/applying.html
Application Deadline: 09/15/2016The Food and Farm Communications Fund invites letters of inquiry from projects focused on expanding the communications capacity of sustainable food and agriculture education and public policy organizations. 

Letters of inquiry (required) are due by June 15, 2016.
National Geographic Society
Expeditions Council Grants
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/ec-apply/
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.
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
OJJDP FY 2016 Studies Program on Trauma and Justice-Involved Youth
http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2016/StudiesProgramonTrauma.pdf
Application Deadline: 06/23/2016The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for funding under its fiscal year 2016 Studies Program on Trauma and Justice-Involved Youth. This program will support original research; design expansions to current research; and/or secondary analysis of existing data to provide objective, independent knowledge about (1) the developmental pathways of youth from violence exposure and trauma to justice involvement; (2) the implications of justice involvement on possible retraumatization; and (3) the development of culturally appropriate, evidence-based trauma-informed practices.
Department of Justice
Research and Evaluation on Identity Theft and Services to Victims of Identity Theft
http://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2016-9880.pdf
Application Deadline: 06/01/2016This solicitation seeks to build knowledge and evidence related to strategies, practices, and programs that serve victims of identity theft. This funding will support research and evaluation projects that build knowledge on the consequences of identity theft and improve the quality of services to victims of identity theft.
Department of Justice
Research and Evaluation on Victims of Crime
http://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2016-9600.pdf
Application Deadline: 06/03/2016The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has a longstanding history of collaborating with and supporting the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) on research, evaluation, and programmatic projects. With this solicitation, NIJ is collaborating with OVC to build on five areas of research: (1) Victim-Offender Overlap; (2) Secondary Data Analyses that Improve our Understanding of Violent Victimization Experiences of At-Risk Groups; (3) Research on Restorative Justice Practices with Victims of Crime; (4) Financial Costs of Crime Victimization; and (5) Broader Impacts of Mass Violence in Communities.
Department of State
Building Civilian Criminal Justice Capacity to Address Terrorism
https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=56127
Application Deadline: 06/12/2016The Bureau of Counterterrorism requests applications for project concepts that demonstrate the ability to develop and manage capacity building efforts within civilian criminal justice institutions and actors that focus on counterterrorism and countering of violent extremism.
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Libraries and Museums


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

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

Required preliminary proposals are due February 2, 2016.
National Archives and Records Administration
Access to Historical Records
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/access.html
Application Deadline: 06/15/2016This program seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of historical records collections to broaden understanding of our democracy, history, and culture. This grant program is designed to support archival repositories in preserving and processing primary source materials. The program emphasizes the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records. 
National Archives and Records Administration
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/editions.html
This program seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The application deadlines are June 15, 2016, and October 6, 2016.
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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


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

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

For a copy of this solicitation, please contact Ashton Waite at awaite@unl.edu.
Brain Research Foundation
Scientific Innovations Award
http://thebrf.org/Grants/Scientific+Innovations+Award
Application Deadline: 06/29/2016The Brain Research Foundation's annual Scientific Innovations Award supports innovative discovery science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, cutting-edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators. The University of Nebraska system may nominate one individual per award cycle.
Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation
Conservation, Food, and Health Projects
http://cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com/?page_id=5
Application Deadline: 09/03/2016The Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation seeks to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in the developing world. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate strong local leadership; promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem in the field. Concept applications (required) are due by July 1, 2016.

The foundation will not consider more than one proposal from an organization in any calendar year and will not fund an organization more than once in a funding year.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 06/06/2016. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/facultyresources/limited_sub.shtml or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

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Mathematics and Physical Sciences


Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/postdoctoral_program.shtml
Application Deadline: 08/01/2016The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a postdoctoral fellow in environmental chemistry.
Department of Energy
FY 2016 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
http://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2016/SC_FOA_0001414.pdf

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

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

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

Letters of intent (required) are due May 13, 2016.
DOD
Strategic Materials Research
https://www.fbo.gov/index?tab=documents&tabmode=form&subtab=core&tabid=09e62e17613d919eab0c6005efb08ff7
Application Deadline: 09/29/2017This program is charged with maintaining cognizance of worldwide strategic and critical materials supply chain conditions from the source to final assembly and evaluating the capability of these supply chains to support national defense and essential civilian industries. Applications are encouraged to produce robust logistics research addressing areas such as geographic locations of deposits and reserves, global mining and refining capabilities, and the impact of worldwide consumption patterns of essential materials.

White papers (required) are due by September 29, 2017.
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Social Sciences


American Psychological Foundation
Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/clark-fund.aspx?tab=1
Application Deadline: 06/15/2016The Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund supports research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement with an emphasis on children in grade levels K-8. The 2016 grant will support an early career psychologist.
American Psychological Foundation
Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/peterson-homer.aspx?tab=1
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
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/gerson.aspx?tab=1
Application Deadline: 02/01/2017This program awards grants for graduate student projects in family and/or couple dynamics and/or multi-generational processes. Work that advances theory, assessment, or clinical practice in these areas shall be considered eligible.
DOD
Acquisition Research Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282922&utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=4b4c8f78fd-FS_4_19_164_20_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-4b4c8f78fd-212708225
This program is interested in stimulating and supporting scholarly research in academic disciplines that bear on public procurement policy and management. These include economics, finance, financial management, information systems, organization theory, operations management, human resources management, risk management, and marketing, as well as the traditional public procurement areas such as contracting, program/project management, logistics, test and evaluation, and systems engineering management.

White papers (required) are due by June 1, 2016.
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Transportation


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

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

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

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