Funding Opportunities Archive

Funding Announcements is compiled from the funding opportunities offered by federal funding agencies, private foundations, and a variety of additional entities. If you want to subscribe to the Funding Announcements weekly newsletter, contact Tisha Mullen (402-472-2894 or tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu).

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Miscellaneous


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
Regional Innovation Grants
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=263990
Application Deadline: 11/03/2014

Applications are being solicited for three separate competitions: 1) 2014 i6 Challenge, 2) Science and Research Park Development Grants, and 3) Cluster Grants for Seed Capital Funds.

Department of Energy
Early Career Research Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260582
Application Deadline: 11/20/2014

The Office of Science of the Department of Energy invites grant applications for support under the Early Career Research Program in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Biological and Environmental Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the Office of Science.

DOD
Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=265590
Application Deadline: 11/17/2014

DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment.

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Agriculture and Rural Development


USDA
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/afri.html

Application deadline dates vary. See solicitation for details.

USDA
Rural Community Development Initiative
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261932
Application Deadline: 11/12/2014

Qualified private, nonprofit, and public intermediary organizations proposing to carry out financial and technical assistance programs will be eligible to receive funding. The intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the grant. The intermediary must provide a program of financial and technical assistance to a private, nonprofit community-based housing and development organization, a low income rural community, or a federally recognized tribe.

Arts and Humanities


American Academy in Rome
Rome Prize
http://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/procedure-requirements
Application Deadline: 11/01/2014

Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and humanities scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. Rome Prize recipients are generally invited to Rome for eleven months although there is some variation in length depending on discipline.

The deadline for applications is November 1, but applications will also be accepted between November 2 and 15 for an additional fee.

Chamber Music America
Presenter Consortium for Jazz
http://www.chamber-music.org/programs/jazz/grants#l35373
Application Deadline: 10/17/2014

This program provides support to consortiums of U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles to perform at each presenter’s venue.

Each presenter (i.e., organization) may apply with only one consortium per grant period.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 09/22/2014. 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).

Creative Capital
The MAP Fund
http://mapfund.org/about.html
Application Deadline: 10/03/2014

The MAP Fund supports artists, ensembles, producers, and presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies a spirit of exploration and deep inquiry. MAP is particularly interested in supporting projects that examine notions of diversity and cultural difference. MAP only supports projects that contain a live performance.

Online Letters of Inquiry are required and can be submitted starting on September 8, 2014.

Harry S. Truman Library Institute
Research Grant
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/grants/
Application Deadline: 10/01/2014

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

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Education and Outreach


DOD
Navy and Marine Corps STEM Education Outreach and Workforce Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249637

White paper pre-proposals will be accepted until September 30, 2014.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants
http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=1330
Application Deadline: 11/07/2014

The purpose of this grant is to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. Grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded to mathematics educators or classroom teachers currently teaching mathematics at the grades Pre-K–6 level. The research must be a significant collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more grades Pre-K–6 classroom teachers. 

NIH
Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (R25)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-333.html

Applications are due September 25, 2014 and September 25, 2015.

NIH
Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-341.html

Applications are due September 25, 2014 and September 25, 2015.

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Engineering and Technology


Department of Energy
Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA)
https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId4c902711-2bf4-409d-bd46-8d9c57ed83d1
Application Deadline: 10/14/2014

The Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA) program seeks to develop and demonstrate low-cost tools to aid in the development of fusion power, with a focus on approaches to produce plasmas in the final density range of ten to the eighteenth to ten to the twenty-third ions/cm3 (at Lawson conditions). The program goal is to create a toolset that will allow a significant reduction in facilities costs for fusion development and to enable rapid learning through a high shot rate at a low cost-per-shot, enabling rapid progress along new learning curves towards economical fusion power.

Concept papers (mandatory) are due October 14, 2014.

Department of Energy
Atmospheric System Research Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261148
Application Deadline: 11/07/2014

This solicitation announces the Department of Energy's interest in research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use data from CESD, including Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) and ASR programs, to improve understanding and model representation of cloud microphysical, convective, aerosol, and radiative transfer processes.

Department of Energy
FY15 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=262328
Application Deadline: 02/19/2015

The Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy conducts crosscutting nuclear energy research and development and associated infrastructure support activities to develop innovative technologies that offer the promise of dramatically improved performance for advanced reactors and fuel cycle concepts while maximizing the impact of Department resources.

Department of Energy
Stewardship Science Academic Alliances
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261008&utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=34924a88df-Funding_Supplement_8_12_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-34924a88df-212708225
Application Deadline: 10/27/2014

The National Nuclear Security Administration invites proposals to support state-of-the-art research at U.S. academic institutions in areas of fundamental physical science and technology of relevance to the Stockpile Stewardship Program mission.

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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships


American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Visiting Scholars Program
https://www.amacad.org/content/about/about.aspx?d=363&t=4&s=0
Application Deadline: 10/20/2014

The Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) offers residential, interdisciplinary research fellowships for junior faculty members and postdoctoral fellows in the humanities and social sciences who are working on projects relating to American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
http://www.aaas.org/page/aaas-early-career-award-public-engagement-science
Application Deadline: 10/15/2014
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
https://fellowshipapp.aaas.org/applications/subsectionid.1,pageid.22/default.asp
Application Deadline: 11/03/2014

This program fosters scientifically informed, evidence-based policy and practice by involving scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds, and career stages to engage their knowledge and analytical skills while learning first-hand about policymaking and implementation at the federal level, and to build leadership for a strong science and technology enterprise that benefits all people.

American Cancer Society
International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp4974-american-cancer-society-accepting-applications-for-international-fellowships-for-beginning-investigators
Application Deadline: 11/01/2014

The American Cancer Society is accepting applications for its 2015 International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators, an annual program that aims to improve the exchange of cancer research knowledge, experience, expertise, and innovation. Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to beginning investigators and researchers to support the promotion of cancer control in developing countries through epidemiology, cancer control, and other areas of cancer research. The one-year fellowships are designed to advance the academic career of beginning cancer investigators by supporting their translational, clinical, behavioral or population research.

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Foundations


ALS Therapy Alliance
ALS Research Projects
http://alstherapyalliance.org/index.php/research/grant-submission-process.html
Application Deadline: 10/15/2014
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
2014 Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials
http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp4404-alzheimer-s-drug-discovery-foundation-invites-letters-of-intent-for-biomarker-based-clinical-trials-in-humans

Multiple submission deadlines; see solicitation for details. A required Letter of Intent is due two weeks prior to the deadline.

American Liver Foundation
2015 Research Awards Program
http://www.liverfoundation.org/2015_research_awards/
Application Deadline: 12/04/2014

The American Liver Foundation promotes education, support, and research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease. Since 1979, the foundation's Research Awards program has provided more than $24 million in research funding. The program offers grants in two categories, including Liver Scholar awards and Research Fellowship awards.

American Psychological Foundation
Pearson Early Career Grant
http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/pearson.aspx
Application Deadline: 12/31/2014
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International


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

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

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

Multiple deadlines apply. See solicitation for details.

NIH
Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) Research (U01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-14-001.html
Application Deadline: 10/22/2014

This funding announcement solicits applications for research projects in linked Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth). The overall objective of the GEOHealth program is to support the development of institutions in the Low- or Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) that will serve as regional hubs for collaborative research, data management, training, curriculum and outreach material development, and policy support around high priority local, national, and regional environmental and occupational health threats.

Only one application is allowed per institution.

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.

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Journalism and Media


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

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

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

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Law, Justice, and Human Rights


Department of Labor
Closing the Child Labor and Forced Labor Evidence Gap: Impact Evaluations
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=264018
Application Deadline: 11/07/2014

The U.S. Department of Labor will award up to $10 million for multiple cooperative agreements to organizations to implement impact evaluations globally with the goal of expanding the evidence base on child labor and forced labor. 

 

NIH
Public Health Impact of the Changing Policy/Legal Environment for Marijuana (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-14-020.html

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

NSF
Law and Social Sciences
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12507/nsf12507.htm

The Law and Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors.

Multiple submission deadlines apply. See the solicitation for details.

Libraries and Museums


Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/nlglibraries_guidelines_2015.aspx

National Leadership Grants for Libraries support 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 October 13, 2015. Single institutions may submit only one proposal.

National Archives and Records Administration
Archives Leadership Institute
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255708
Application Deadline: 12/04/2014

This call seeks proposals from organizations to continue the Archives Leadership Institute. The Archives Leadership Institute seeks to build the capacity of attendees as leaders both in their own institutions and in the archives field. The National Archives and Records Administration envisions a minimum of a one-week program that will tailor contemporary best practices in leadership skills to issues specific to archives professionals.

National Archives and Records Administration
Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/digital.html
Application Deadline: 12/04/2014

This program desires to make historical records of national significance to the United States broadly available by disseminating digital surrogates on the Internet. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience.

Though not required, applicants are encouraged to submit a draft budget and narrative by October 1, 2014.

National Archives and Records Administration
Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/literacy.html
Application Deadline: 12/04/2014

The Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records grant program offers support for projects that will result in archives reaching audiences through digital literacy programs and workshops, new tools and applications, and citizen engagement in archival processes.

Though not required, applicants are encouraged to submit a draft budget and narrative by October 1, 2014.

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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.

American Heart Association
Cardiovascular Genome Phenome Study Pathway Grants and Grand Challenge Awards
http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Research/CardiovascularGenomePhenomeStudyCVGPS/CV-GPS_UCM_461668_SubHomePage.jsp

The Letter of Application (LOA) for the Pathway Grant is due in June. An LOA for the Grand Challenge Award is due in October. A LOA is required to ensure responsiveness to the unique nature of these programs. After peer reviewed, only invited applicant proposals will be accepted. See the Request for Applications for details.
 

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Mathematics and Physical Sciences


Department of Energy
Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259744
Application Deadline: 10/01/2014

The Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory, on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office, is seeking applications for establishing and managing a dedicated Enhanced Geothermal Systems Field Laboratory site.

Department of Energy
High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258929
Application Deadline: 10/01/2014

The Fusion Energy Sciences program of the Office of Science (SC) and the Defense Program of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), both of the U.S. Department of Energy, jointly announce their interests in receiving grant applications for new awards and grant renewals for research in the SC-NNSA Joint Program in High-Energy-Density (HED) laboratory plasmas. Specific areas of interest are: 1) HED Hydrodynamics, 2) Radiation-Dominated Dynamics and Material Properties, 3) Magnetized HED Plasma Physics, 4) Nonlinear Optics of Plasmas and Laser-Plasma Interactions, 5) Relativistic HED Plasmas and Intense Beam Physics, 6) Warm Dense Matter, 7) High-Z Multiply Ionized HED Atomic Physics, and 8) Diagnostics for HED Laboratory Plasmas

DOD
Simplifying Complexity in Scientific Discovery (SIMPLEX)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=264753

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of mathematical systems of representation and analysis as applied to complex phenomena. 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.

Abstracts are due October 1, 2014.

NASA
ROSES 2014: Dawn at Ceres Guest Investigator Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259948
Application Deadline: 10/09/2014

The goals of the Dawn at Ceres Guest Investigator Program are to: a) enhance the scientific return from the Dawn mission by broadening participation in the mission and b) augment the existing Dawn science team to include new members conducting investigations that broaden and/or complement the funded Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator-led investigations, thus maximizing the contribution of Dawn to the future exploration and scientific understanding of the Solar System. 

A required Step-1 proposal is due by August 21, 2014.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


CDC
NIOSH Exploratory/Developmental Grant Program (R21)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-252.html

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

CDC
NIOSH Small Research Program (R03)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-200.html

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

CDC
Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-129.html

Standard deadline 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.

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Social Sciences


DOD
Minerva Research Initiative
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=265088

This program seeks to increase the Department of Defense's intellectual capital in the social sciences and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the social science community.

White papers are due October 31, 2014.

DOD
U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences BAA for Basic, Applied, and Advanced Scientific Research (FY13-18)
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=219293

This BAA is a continuously open five-year announcement valid throughout the period beginning February 6, 2013 and ending February 5, 2018.

NCAA
NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program
http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/innovations-grant-proposals-sought
Application Deadline: 12/01/2014

Proposals are being sought for the second year of the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program. The program will award $100,000 to support research and data-driven projects aimed at improving the mental health and psychosocial well-being of student-athletes.

NIH
Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-334.html

This funding announcement seeks R01 applications that propose interventions to significantly improve medication adherence in individuals. Applications may target medication adherence in the context of treatment for a single illness or chronic condition (e.g., hypertension), to stave off a disease recurrence (e.g., cancer) or for multiple comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, alcohol use disorders and HIV/AIDS).

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

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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