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
Accelerating Industry-Led Regional Partnerships for Talent Development
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269568
Application Deadline: 01/09/2015

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the Department of Commerce (DOC) seeks to build on its strong foundation of place-based regional economic development and partnerships by seeking a non-profit "national partner" that will work with a DOC-led federal team to launch a learning exchange that will identify, promote, and expand upon successful best practices for industry-driven regional partnerships for talent development. The learning exchange is a mechanism to identify, understand, and elevate best practices; facilitate peer learning and deepen knowledge; spark replication and advancement across regions; and inform the long-term public investment in talent development.

DOD
FY 2015 Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=266208

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to the Department of Defense. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest. Areas of interest include those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs.

White papers are due November 24, 2014.

NIH
Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-032.html
Application Deadline: 01/29/2015

This solicitation invites applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions and community organizations to identify opportunities for reducing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research.

Only one application per institution is allowed.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 12/01/2014. 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).

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Agriculture and Rural Development


Department of Commerce
JCSDA - 2015 Research in Satellite Data Assimilation for Numerical Environmental Prediction
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269230
Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

The goal of the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) is to accelerate the abilities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Defense, and NASA to ingest and effectively use the large volumes of data from current satellite-based instruments and planned satellite missions. The JCSDA supports scientific development work in the following priority areas: (1) radiative transfer; (2) clouds and precipitation data assimilation; (3) advanced instruments data assimilation; (4) land data assimilation; (5) ocean data assimilation; and (6) air composition data assimilation.

EPA
Water Quality Benefits
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269072
Application Deadline: 01/14/2015

As part of its Science to Achieve Results program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking applications proposing research to advance knowledge of how changes in water quality, including incremental or step improvements, can be valued at appropriate spatial scales using advanced non-use valuation methods for the nation's inland fresh water streams, lakes and rivers, estuaries, coastal waters, and the Great Lakes. Tests evaluating the accuracy of methods used to estimate non-use values are encouraged.  

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
FY15 Rural Child Poverty Center
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=266288
Application Deadline: 12/01/2014

This soliciation announces the availability of funds for one new cooperative agreement for FY 2015-2019 with a public or private academic or research institution. In this funding cycle, the USDA anticipates awarding up to $2,500,000 in grant funding to support singular or modular (collaboration among multiple entities) efforts to improve nutrition program coordination in states with the highest number of persistently poor rural counties.

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Arts and Humanities


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

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

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Research Support Grants and Oral History Grants
http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/grants
Application Deadline: 02/06/2015

Research Support Grants support use of the library's collections by postdoctoral scholars, and Oral History Grants support scholars (not limited to postdoctoral scholars) who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States.

Arts Midwest
The Big Read
http://www.neabigread.org/guidelines.php
Application Deadline: 01/28/2015

The Big Read provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support their efforts to inspire their community to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet.

Organizations may apply for one grant per year.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 12/01/2014. 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).

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Fund for National Projects
http://www.ddcf.org/Programs/Arts/Initiatives--Strategies/National-Sector-Building/Fund-for-National-Projects

The fund supports projects that: (1) strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theatre fields or (2) improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in professional nonprofit dance, jazz, and theatre.

Required letters of inquiry are due February 27, 2015.

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Education and Outreach


American Educational Research Association
Research Grants
http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/ResearchGrants/tabid/12813/Default.aspx
Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

The American Educational Research Association invites education-related research proposals using National Center for Education Statistics, National Science Foundation, and other federal databases. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines (e.g., education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics).

American Society for Cell Biology
Mentoring in Active Learning and Teaching Program
http://www.ascb.org/pilotprogram
Application Deadline: 12/01/2014

The Mentoring Active Learning and Teaching (MALT) program will fund up to $2,000 for individual undergraduate biology educators to visit, observe, and work with mentors skilled in active learning strategies and evidence-based teaching that align with Vision and Change principles. This immersion/mentoring experience is intended to provide clarity and practical interactive opportunities for MALT 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. 

Department of Education
Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services (Focus Area A)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=268977
Application Deadline: 12/05/2014

The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children. Focus Area A is Preparing Personnel to Serve Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool-Age Children with Disabilities. 

Department of Education
Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services (Focus Area B)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=268981
Application Deadline: 12/05/2014

The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children. Focus Area B is Preparing Personnel to Serve School-Age Children with Low-Incidence Disabilities. 

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Engineering and Technology


Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc.
2016 Research Grants Competition

Pre-proposals are invited for research that (1) is related to plant biotechnology and (2) addresses industrial problems and opportunities related to bioenergy and biomass conversion. A specific interest in this year's competition will be centered around opportunities for the development of startup companies based on proposed innovation. To request application materials, please email Tisha Mullen at tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu.

Notice of intent to submit a pre-proposal is due December 5, 2014.
 

Department of Commerce
Office of Weather and Air Quality Hazardous Weather and Hydrometerology Testbed Competitions
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=268128
Application Deadline: 01/28/2015

The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is soliciting letters of intent under the United States Weather Research Program, as administrated by the Hydrometeorology Testbed (HMT) and Hazardous Weather Testbed. HMT advances hydrometeorological methods, models, observations, and decision support tools and leads the transfer of relevant research and technology advances to National Weather Service operations at local, regional, or national levels.

Letters of intent, which are strongly encouraged but not required, are due November 10, 2014.

Department of Energy
Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaIdacda0992-e9f1-4bb0-a0ab-ff7ccc8b6052
Application Deadline: 12/12/2014

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy anticipates selecting and funding one to four building science teams in 2015 for the Building America Research Program. Selected teams will conduct applied research and development in real-world houses, and develop and implement solutions to three interrelated core technical challenges that are necessary to meet the program goals for both new and existing homes. 

Concept papers (required) are due on December 12, 2014. 

Department of Energy
Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaIdb1ef4b8e-7e75-43fc-a2ac-af86bb5d3a75
Application Deadline: 12/19/2014

The Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is planned as an annual release that seeks to improve the competitiveness of American universities to conduct building energy efficiency research and development, develop strong industrial partnerships, and improve manufacturing education. This FOA makes available competitive, two-year cooperative agreements for U.S.-based university teams to research and develop innovative building energy efficiency technologies.  

Concept papers (required) are due on December 19, 2014. 

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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships


American Psychological Association
Global Mental Health Fellowship
http://www.apa.org/about/awards/global-health-fellowship.aspx
Application Deadline: 11/30/2014

The American Psychological Association (APA) is accepting applications for the APA-International Union of Psychological Global Mental Health Fellowship. The annual program gives one psychologist an opportunity to spend a year at the Geneva-basedWorld Health Organization (WHO) in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse working on one or more issues related to the WHO Mental Health Action Plan. The program is designed to provide the fellow with exposure to and involvement with international global mental health policy and implementation; contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge and research in global mental health policy and implementation; and broaden awareness about the value of socio-behavioral approaches to health and mental health in a global context.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Dissertation Grants
http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/grants/dissertation-grants
Application Deadline: 02/06/2015

Dissertation Grants support use of the library's collections by any student enrolled in a relevant doctoral program, who has completed doctoral course work and has an approved dissertation topic by the application deadline.

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
AFTD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
http://www.theaftd.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/AFTDfellowship-RFP-2014_Final.pdf?utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=cc079e4838-FS_10_14_1410_15_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-cc079e4838-212708225
Application Deadline: 01/12/2015

The AFTD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is designed to foster basic, translational, clinical, and/or epidemiological FTD research by an outstanding scientist at an early stage of his or her career. Applicants must have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD and be engaged in research at an academic institution, teaching hospital or research institute in their first, second or third year of postdoctoral training at the start of the fellowship term. The AFTD will award a two-year fellowship at $ 55,000 per year. The funds are provided to cover the postdoctoral stipend and benefits. Remaining funds may be used for travel to scientific meetings and/or research expenses. 

A letter of intent is due on November 14, 2014.

Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry
History of Science Fellowships
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp5165-beckman-center-announces-history-of-science-fellowships
Application Deadline: 01/15/2015

The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) invites applications for fellowships in the history of science, technology, medicine, and industry. Fellowships are available for periods of one to four months (short-term fellows) or nine months (long-term fellows) and are spent in residence at CHF in Philadelphia. 

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Foundations


Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
2015 Epidemiology Grants
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp5060-alex-s-lemonade-stand-foundation-accepting-applications-for-epidemiology-grants
Application Deadline: 12/15/2014

Through its Epidemiology Grants program, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation awards two-year grants of up to $200,000 to support investigators pursuing epidemiological research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer. The program is designed to support hypothesis-driven research that focuses on the epidemiology, early detection, and prevention of childhood cancer or comparative effectiveness and outcomes research related to detection, prevention, and treatment.

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
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grand Challenges: New Interventions for Global Health
http://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/GrantOpportunities/Pages/NewInterventions.aspx
Application Deadline: 01/13/2015

The goal of this challenge is to identify novel vaccine concepts for generating protective immune responses to global health pathogens of interest— to solicit creative, novel approaches to the identification and generation of protective immune responses in order to move the best vaccine 
concepts and candidates forward into clinical development. Unconventional approaches to effectively drive or harness immune responses to protect against infection and disease will be considered. 

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International


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

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

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

Multiple deadlines apply. See solicitation for details.

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

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

Standard application deadlines apply. See solicitation for details.

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

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

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Journalism and Media


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

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

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

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Law, Justice, and Human Rights


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/2015/nsf15514/nsf15514.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

The Law and Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. 

Multiple submission deadlines apply. See the solicitation for details.

USAID
Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269411
Application Deadline: 12/16/2014

Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia will support the development of a justice system in Georgia that ensures due process, judicial independence, and the protection of human rights. This assistance will work to eliminate the barriers that prevent people from understanding and exercising their rights by engaging justice sector institutions, professional associations, and civil society, as well as improving the legal framework. 

USAID
Workers' Empowerment Program
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269450
Application Deadline: 12/23/2014

USAID seeks to improve labor conditions in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh by (1) supporting the formation of independent worker organizations and (2) strengthening their capacity to advocate for their rights and interests and to act collectively to further their goals. 

Libraries and Museums


Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Museums
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/nlg_museums_nofo_2015.aspx
Application Deadline: 12/01/2014

National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public.

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/sparks_museums_nofo_2015.aspx
Application Deadline: 12/01/2014

These small grants encourage museums and other organizations to prototype and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Project results should offer valuable information to the museum field and the potential for improvement in the ways museums serve their communities.

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.

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Life Sciences


A-T Children's Project
Ataxia-Telangiectasia Research Projects
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp5053-a-t-children-s-project-accepting-applications-for-ataxia-telangiectasia-research-projects
Application Deadline: 03/01/2015

Grants of up to $150,000 over two years will be awarded for basic and translational research projects related to ataxia-telangiectasia. Projects that apply innovative and novel strategies for suggesting, developing, and evaluating specific disease-modifying and symptomatic interventions are encouraged.

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.

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Mathematics and Physical Sciences


Department of Commerce
Ocean Exploration 2015 Funding Opportunity
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269435
Application Deadline: 12/04/2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) seeks to enhance ocean exploration and scientific knowledge in the Arctic by encouraging use of the rich Arctic data set collected since 2003 in support of the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project (http://continentalshelf.gov/). OER challenges applicants to propose multi-partner interdisciplinary exploration projects that will capitalize and build on these Arctic ECS data, and target the mapped areas in news ways, using innovative technologies to inform some of the NOAA's most pressing Arctic marine science needs and stewardship responsibilities.

Pre-proposals (required) are due on December 4, 2014.

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

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

Department of the Interior
3D Elevation Program (3DEP)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259953
Application Deadline: 11/21/2014

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features. The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high-quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, as well as interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ifsar) data over Alaska.

Pre-proposals are highly encouraged but not required. The deadline for pre-proposals is October 10, 2014.

NASA
ROSES 2014: Climate Indicators and Data Products for Future National Climate Assessments
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269172
Application Deadline: 02/02/2015

This solicitation is for proposals to further NASA's contributions to the sustained assessment process that underlies the National Climate Assessment (NCA), as well as to further support the evaluation and implementation of climate indicators that may be useful for future evolution of the NCA. This element provides a potential opportunity for continuation of work initiated earlier by the Earth Science Division on assessment capabilities and products and on climate indicators. 

Notices of Intent are requested by December 2, 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


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

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

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Steven H. Sandell Grant Program in Retirement Research
http://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/steven-h-sandell-grant-program-2/
Application Deadline: 01/31/2015

The Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for retirement income and policy research focuses on the following topics: (1) Social Security and retirement income and policy; (2) macroeconomic analyses of Social Security; (3) wealth and retirement income; (4) program interactions; (5) international research; and (6) demographic research. The Center welcomes applications from all academic disciplines. 

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.

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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 Energy
Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation (TRANSNET)
https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaIda65ecb06-eb2c-43e5-8b96-bd902efff4e8
Application Deadline: 12/22/2014

The Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation (TRANSNET) program seeks solutions that minimize energy consumption in America's surface transportation network through the use of network control mechanisms that operate through personalized signals directed at individual travelers. The approach of TRANSNET is to develop technologies that target both the factors driving energy consumption and the overall energy efficiency of personal transportation, without changing the mechanical efficiency of each mode (car, bus, train, etc.) within the network.

Concept papers (required) are due on December 22, 2014.