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Below are the current funding opportunities.

Miscellaneous

American Philosophical Society
Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology
https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewis-and-clark-fund-exploration-and-field-research-astrobiology
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
This program provides grants to graduate students and postdoctoral and junior scientists who wish to participate in field studies for their theses or for other purposes in any area of interest to astrobiology. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life on Earth and in the universe. It encompasses research in, among others, the fields of astronomy, chemistry, evolutionary biology, field and population biology, geology, microbiology, molecular biology, oceanography, paleontology, and planetary science.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NIOSH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (U13)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=256754

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

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Department of Homeland Security
DHS S&T Long Range Broad Agency Announcement
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=5f2eabdf6207bf8e46a7b2102ad26e66&tab=core&_cview=0

White papers will be accepted until December 31, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline dates vary. See solicitation for details.
USDA
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems
https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/afri-sustainable-agricultural-systems-competitive-grants-program
Application Deadline: October 10, 2018
Applications must focus on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system within the next 25 years. NIFA seeks creative and visionary applications that take a systems approach, and that will significantly improve the supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food, while providing sustainable opportunities for expansion of the bioeconomy through novel animal, crop, and forest products and supporting technologies. These approaches must demonstrate current and future social, behavioral, economic, health, and environmental impacts. Additionally, the outcomes of the work being proposed must result in societal benefits, including promotion of rural prosperity and enhancement of quality of life for those involved in food and agricultural value chains from production to utilization and consumption.

Letters of intent are due July 27, 2018.
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Anticipated Opportunities

CDC
Economic Modeling for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB and School Health
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302383
This notice of funding opportunity announcement is to support epidemiologic and economic modeling of disease transmission to facilitate prevention effectiveness of public health interventions and support state and local disease prevention efforts. The opportunity is estimated to be released by April 22, 2019.
CDC
National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308247
This funding opportunity announcement from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will invite applications for a National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury. Applicants are expected to propose multi-disciplinary approaches to develop partnerships for implementing prevention and intervention activities and to serve as a leader in research translation and research-to-practice for the protection of children in agricultural environments throughout the United States.

It is anticipated that applications will be due in January, 2019.

Arts and Humanities

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

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2018, but applications will also be accepted until November 15, 2018, for an additional fee.
American Council of Learned Societies
Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society
http://www.acls.org/programs/chinese-culture/
Application Deadline: November 7, 2018
ACLS invites proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective for collaborative work in China Studies. The program supports collaborative work of three types: planning meetings, workshops, and conferences. Proposals must include at least one scholar from Taiwan.
American Council of Learned Societies
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies
http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/
Application Deadline: November 7, 2018
This program seeks to maintain the vitality of China studies in North America through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. The program offers three competitions:
  • Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants, for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation;
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships, for scholars who are preparing their Ph.D. dissertation for publication or who are embarking on new research projects; and
  • Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants, for scholars of different disciplines to investigate texts that constitute essential points of entry to Chinese periods, traditions, communities, or events in contemporary or historical times.
American Council of Learned Societies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
http://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/#np
Application Deadline: January 9, 2019
These grants are awarded to institutions of higher education to support new teaching positions in Buddhist studies.
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Centers

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

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

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

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

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

Department of Commerce
Climate Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308094
Application Deadline: November 20, 2018
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration invites applications for its Climate Program to support research and development activities in five areas: weather and climate extremes; climate impacts on water resources; coasts and climate resilience; sustainability of marine ecosystems; and changing atmospheric composition and its impacts.
Department of the Interior
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298219
Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
This program seeks institutional partners for a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources. Program staff will coordinate with project partners, stakeholders, and other service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within several focus areas. 
Department of the Interior
White-Nose Syndrome Research Grants
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=303939
Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the availability of research funding in 2018 to investigate issues related directly to the management of white-nose syndrome (WNS).  Funded projects will investigate priority questions about WNS to improve our ability to manage the disease and implement management actions that will help to conserve affected bat species.
EPA
National Brownfields Training Conferences Co-Sponsorship
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309055
Application Deadline: October 19, 2018
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals to assist in participating in three National Brownfields Training Conferences to be planned and held over a five-year period, beginning in 2019. These conferences will provide training, research and technical assistance to communities to facilitate the inventory of brownfield sites, site assessments and remediation of brownfield sites, community involvement, and site preparation.
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Defense

Department of Defense
Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/phtbi
Application Deadline: December 17, 2018
The Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program is currently accepting three award mechanisms. The program seeks to prevent, mitigate, and treat the effects of traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury on function, wellness, and overall quality of life. Preproposals are due September 24, 2018.
Department of Homeland Security
High Fidelity Counting and Measuring of Customs and Border Protection Queues and Service Times at Ports of Entry
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=af6bbceeeb00b6d29a43d574acf4108e&tab=core&_cview=0
This program seeks innovative solutions and techniques for counting and measuring that provide lane-level fidelity and can be deployed more broadly throughout the airport process in a cost effective manner.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 18, 2018.
Department of Homeland Security
Land Border Biometric Exit Facial Recognition
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=23855d8c60acc62dcd025e8d4e99ff32&tab=core&_cview=0
This program seeks innovative solutions to capture facial recognition quality photos from travelers in order to facilitate identity checks without requiring occupants to leave the vehicle.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until October 18, 2018.
Department of Homeland Security
Real-Time Intelligent Traveler Wayfinding
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ebdbdcc204996358c69cd1cbf4a5a15c&tab=core&_cview=0
This program seeks innovative solutions that will ultimately lead to airport specific, real time wayfinding systems that can deliver travelers to the airport processes and services they need to reach in the most expeditious manner possible.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until October 18, 2018.


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Education and Outreach

Blue Cross and Blues Shield of Nebraska
Grant Programs
https://www.nebraskablue.com/community/request-funding/
Several grant opportunities that support organizations and programs impacting health and wellness, human services, education, and diversity and inclusion across the state of Nebraska are available. These grant opportunities include:
  • General Giving Grants, which are focused on sponsorships and smaller program requests below $5,000. Applications are accepted quarterly on December 3, 2018; February 25, 2019; June 3, 2019; and September 9, 2019.
  • Fearless Grants, which support innovative and creative work across the state through larger requests of over $5,000. Applications are due January 28, 2019.
  • Active Event Grants, which support sponsorships of Omaha and Lincoln-area walks, runs, and bikes. Applications are due October 29, 2018.
Constellation
E^2 Energy to Educate
https://www.constellation.com/community/e2-energy-to-educate.html
Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
Constellation is soliciting proposals for grants that offer students in grades 6-12 and college opportunities to experience problem-solving in relation to today's and tomorrow's energy challenges. Grant funds support projects designed to enhance students' understanding of science and technology, and inspire them to think differently about energy in a way that incorporates one of their three Educate Innovation Themes: 1) Energy in Transportation, 2) Backyard Generation, and 3) Zero Waste.
Department of Education
Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305419
Application Deadline: March 7, 2019
This program supports applications that address low-cost, short-duration evaluation of education interventions.
Department of Education
Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305447&utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=ed3bd5b845-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_05_30_10_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-ed3bd5b845-212708225
Application Deadline: March 7, 2019
This program supports rigorous evaluations of special education interventions (broadly defined as practices, programs, and policies) that state or local education agencies expect to produce meaningful improvements in student education outcomes within a short period of time of a year or less. 
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Engineering and Technology

Department of Defense
Learning with Less Labels
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/HR001118S0044/listing.html
Application Deadline: October 2, 2018
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.
Department of Energy
Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307210
Application Deadline: September 26, 2018
The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) invests in early-stage applied energy science research, development, and validation activities for United States land-based, offshore and distributed wind power generation, manufacturing, and market barriers to lower wind energy costs, increase capacity, accelerate reliable and safe energy production, and address environmental and human use considerations. Concept papers are due August 15, 2018.
Department of Energy
American-Made Solar Prize
https://americanmadechallenge.org/solarprize?utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=6860478f80-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-6860478f80-212708225
This program seeks applications that intend to accelerate the development of technologies and solutions that will advance the solar industry; enable rapid prototyping of ground-breaking solar solutions and prove their viability; provide connections to a network of solar industry experts, fabricators, and developers; and connect entrepreneurs with the investor community to help solar businesses and technical solutions scale.
No deadlines for this competition have been formally announced at this time. Applicants are encouraged to preregister using the program website to receive notifications about submission guidelines. 

Department of Energy
Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely
https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId6d9439d3-cf32-4e3d-ad4d-c5bd319ebcd2
Application Deadline: November 13, 2018
 The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support development of new circuit breakers for medium voltage DC applications. Performers will be expected to demonstrate prototype tools that help enable a path towards economical MVDC circuit breakers.
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships



https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=9372
A Blade of Grass
Fellowship Program
http://www.abladeofgrass.org/fellowship-program/#how-to-apply
Application Deadline: November 16, 2018
This fellowship program is meant to support courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize people to participate in and sustain long-term social change work.
American Antiquarian Society
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/hench.htm
Application Deadline: October 15, 2018
Scholars 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.
American Association of University Women
American Fellowships Short-Term Research Publication Grants
https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/af-research-publication-grants-application/
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
The American Fellowships Short-Term Research Publication Grants program provide provide support to women to prepare research manuscripts for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of American Association of University Women: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
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Internal Funding

Great Plains IDeA-CTR
Great Plains IDeA-CTR Pilot Grant Program
https://gpctr.unmc.edu/
The goal of this pilot program is to provide support to the most promising and novel clinical and translational research  projects, and help investigators obtain preliminary data necessary for successful investigator-initiated extramural grants. Successful applicants will receive up to $50,000 in direct costs for a one year project, as well as access to resources of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR to support their research efforts.

Letter of support due September 7, 2018. Invited full proposal due November 16, 2018.
Great Plains IDeA-CTR
Great Plains IDeA-CTR Superstar Competition
https://gpctr.unmc.edu/
Application Deadline: September 24, 2018
The goal of this funding opportunity is to raise awareness of CTR by promising scholars who are developing innovative tools and methods for medical research. The winning investigator/team will receive a pilot grant award to catalyze cutting-edge research that may translate to a sustainable product or a larger federal grant. 
Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases
SEED GRANT 2018
https://cehs.unl.edu/seed-grant-rfa-2018/
Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases  invites applications for its SEED GRANT competition, pending NIH approval. This is special, one-time, funding available for projects with a required end date of May 31, 2019, with no exceptions. In the past, grants have ranged from $27,000 to $42,000. The primary objective of this seed grant program is to stimulate research in the area of obesity research and nutrient signaling and to enhance competitiveness in obtaining extramural support.
Nebraska EPSCoR
Major Research Instrumentation Request for Proposals
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17GcPml1rTePiDeee8Gs-eOLvaYxAxL5G/view
Nebraska EPSCoR has issued a call for Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) proposals that request the acquisition of a single shared-use research instrument that will enhance the capabilities of state researchers. For the purpose of this program, a major research instrument costs $150,000 or more. Cost sharing is required, and the amount of any one award will be 50 percent of the total proposal request with a maximum award of $200,000. Note that this call is separate and distinct from NSF's MRI Program.

Nebraska EPSCoR requires that all of UNL's applications to its MRI Program be submitted together in a single package by ORED. Proposals by UNL faculty must be submitted via email attachment to unlresearch@unl.edu by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on November 1 to be included in the application package ORED forwards to Nebraska EPSCoR for funding consideration. Applicants should include in the subject line of their email "EPSCoR MRI Program Proposal" followed by the PI's first and last name. For questions, please contact Tisha Mullen at 402-472-2894 or tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu.

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International

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

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

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

Standard and AIDS application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
NSF
International Research Experiences for Students
https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf18505
The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The new IRES solicitation describes three tracks: Track I: IRES Sites, Track II: Advanced Studies Institutes, and Track III: New Concepts in International Graduate Experience.

Multiple deadlines apply. See the program website for details.
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Libraries and Museums

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

Required preliminary proposals are due September 17, 2018, with invited full proposals due March 20, 2019.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-empowered-professional-development-opportunities-museum-staff
Application Deadline: December 14, 2018
This program supports projects to strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public through professional development activities that cross-cut various departments to generate systemic change within the museum.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Museums for America
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-america
Application Deadline: December 14, 2018
This program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-libraries
This program supports projects that enhance the quality of library and archive services nationwide by advancing theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

Required preliminary proposals are due September 17, 2018, with invited full proposals due March 20, 2019.
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Life Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

Brain Research Foundation
2019 Scientific Innovations Award
https://d2f4fnz1e8fuj3.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2019-SIA-Guidelines-1.pdf
The Scientific Innovations Award program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. The objective is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. Letters of intent are required and due June 22, 2018. Invited full applications are due September 25, 2018.

An institution may nominate one full-time associate professor or full professor working in the area of brain function in health and disease. 

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by April 23, 2018. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/limited-submissions-funding-programs/ or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

Department of Energy
Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaIdbf185673-cdec-49cd-aabe-b152fd31e2d5
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
DOE's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) seeks to develop new analytical tools for finding and developing geothermal resources. GTO is providing funding in two areas: Topic 1: Machine Learning for Geothermal Exploration; and Topic 2: Advanced Analytics for Efficiency and Automation in Geothermal Operations. Concept Papers are required and due August 23, 2018.

Applicants may only submit up to two Concept Papers and one Full Application for each topic area of this FOA.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by July 30, 2018. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/limited-submissions-funding-programs/ or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

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

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

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

Japan Foundation
Performing Arts Japan
http://www.jfny.org/arts_and_culture/paj.html
Application Deadline: October 31, 2018
This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.

Organizations may submit only one application.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by August 27, 2018. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/limited-submissions-funding-programs/ or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

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Mathematics and Physical Sciences

DOE
FY 2018 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program Department of Energy - Office of Science
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305601
The Department of Energy (DOE)'s Office of Science (SC) 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.
NASA
Research Opportunities in Aeronautics - 2018
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId=%7B92A96AE7-DBC9-D850-9DBA-D69E94C2027A%7D&path=open
Research Opportunities in Aeronautics - 2018 solicits foundational and system-level research in support of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Specific research thrusts are outlined in the appendices.

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

Notices of intent to propose are due April 3, 2017. Full proposals are due June 8, 2017.
NASA
ROSES 2018: Astrophysics Research and Analysis
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300799
The Astrophysics Research and Analysis program solicits basic research proposals for investigations that are relevant to NASA's programs in astronomy and astrophysics and includes research over the entire range of photons, gravitational waves, and particle astrophysics. Proposals for suborbital investigations are particularly encouraged.

Notices of intent are required and due January 24, 2019. Full proposals are due March 21, 2019.
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Social Sciences

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

Letters of intent are due August 1, 2018. Invited applications are due December 7, 2018.
American Psychological Foundation
Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/peterson-homer.aspx?tab=1
Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
The Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant supports student and faculty research into psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents. 
American Psychological Foundation
Roy Scrivener Memorial Research Grants
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/scrivner.aspx?tab=1
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area. Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.
American Psychological Foundation
Steven O. Walfish Grants
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/walfish.aspx?tab=1
Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Steven O. Walfish Grants promote and support the next generation of student and early career practitioner psychologists to expand the knowledge base in the practice of psychology. Up to two $2,000 grants are available to graduate students and/or early career psychologists.
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Transportation

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

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