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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NIOSH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (U13)

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

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Cornell University Library
Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grants
Application Deadline: March 31, 2019
These grants support travel to conduct research on sexuality with sources in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at the Cornell University Library.
Department of Energy
Continuation for the Solicitation of the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
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 opportunity is a broad, open solicitation that covers all of the research areas in the Office of Science and is open throughout the Fiscal Year.
Department of Energy
Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCOR) Implementation Grants
Application Deadline: March 27, 2019
Department of Energy's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) seeks applications for research in key science and technology areas related to DOE missions. Grants awarded under this program are intended to improve research capability through the support of a group of scientists and engineers, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, working on a common scientific theme in one or more than one EPSCoR jurisdictions. A Pre-Application is required and is due December 20, 2018.

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Agriculture and Rural Development

AFRI: Foundational and 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.
Alfalfa and Forage Research Program
Application Deadline: April 5, 2019
This program supports region-based, integrated research and extension projects to expand the use and acreage of alfalfa through increased alfalfa forage or seed yields, forage quality, and profitability.
Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program
Application Deadline: April 16, 2019
This program supports projects that will ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges with comprehensive approaches that are economically viable, ecologically prudent, and safe for human health.
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
This program provides financial assistance to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas. These grants are intended to increase rural access to education, training, and health care resources that are otherwise unavailable or limited in scope.

Proposals for tradition Distance Learning and Telemedic grants are are due May 15, 2019. Proposals for Distance Learning and Telemedic -- Opioid grants are due April 15, 2019.
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Anticipated Opportunities

Department of Energy
Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) establishes a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop technologies that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency, and innovation. This Institute, the sixth one established by DOE, focuses on Cybersecurity in Manufacturing - understanding the evolving cybersecurity threats to greater energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, developing new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and sharing information and expertise to the broader community of U.S. manufacturers. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in in the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2019

Arts and Humanities

Art Omi
Translation Lab
Application Deadline: July 15, 2019
This program will provide a 12-day special, intensive residency for four collaborating writer-translator teams. This focused residency will provide an integral stage of refinement, allowing translators to dialogue with the writers about text-specific questions. It will also serve as an essential community-builder for English-language translators who are working to increase the amount of international literature available to English-language readers. All text-based projects - fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc. - are eligible. The dates for the Translation Lab are November 5-16, 2019. 
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Application Deadline: May 17, 2019
This program supports residencies of at least eight weeks in the Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Residents enjoy generously sized, private live/work studios and access to center facilities.
Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation
Grants for Organizations
This program supports academic programs, exhibitions, lectures, symposia, and publications that provide promising new insights into the fields of art that the foundation collects (i.e., digital and electronic art, Japanese bamboo, post-war painting and sculpture, and Spanish colonial). Required letters of inquiry are due March 29, 2019.
Cornell University Library
John Nolen Research Fund
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
The John Nolen Research Fund provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply.
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Department of Defense
Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence Program
Application Deadline: February 24, 2019
The Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence Program's purpose is to develop a cadre of qualified intelligence professionals to carry out America's long-term national security initiatives by creating a competitive, knowledgeable and diverse workforce. The program encourages eligible institutions of higher education to submit proposals that support intelligence and national security curricula and programs.
AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
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
Center of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health (P01)
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.
Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (RM1)
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
Office of Weather and Air Quality Research Programs
Application Deadline: March 20, 2019
This opportunity has eight competitions focused on improving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather and water forecasting services through engagement with the external scientific community on key science gaps of mutual interest. This includes:  1) High Impact Weather Testbeds, 2) Joint Technology Transfer Initiative , 3) Air Quality Research and Forecasting, 4) Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment - Southeast U.S. , 5) Infrasound Detection of Tornadoes and High Impact Weather, 6) Next Generation of Mesoscale Weather Observing Platforms, 7) Snowpack and Soil Moisture Observations and Data Assimilation to Improve the National Water Model, and 8) Subseasonal to Seasonal.

EarthCube: Developing a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences
Application Deadline: March 14, 2019
EarthCube is a community-driven activity sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)and the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering's (CISE) Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) to transform research in the academic geosciences community. EarthCube aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating our ability to understand and predict the Earth system.
Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales
Application Deadline: February 25, 2019
This program supports quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and invasive species at regional to continental scales.  
Navigating the New Arctic (NNA)
Application Deadline: March 4, 2019
NNA seeks innovations in Arctic observational networks and fundamental convergence
research across the social, natural, environmental, and computing and information sciences,
and engineering that address the intersection of natural, social, and built systems. NNA
promotes initiatives that empower new research communities, diversifies the next generation
of Arctic researchers, integrates the co-production of knowledge, and engages partnerships,
particularly among international stakeholders.
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Department of Defense
AFRL Space Vehicles and Directed Energy University Assistance Instruments
Application Deadline: December 19, 2023
This program funds directed energy  and space vehicles-related basic, applied, and advanced research projects that are of interest to the Department of Defense. The scope of the research will include the entire spectrum of SV and RD technology that is applicable to the Air Force, including all peripherally-related space vehicle and directed energy research.
Department of Defense
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research, Therapeutic Idea Award
Application Deadline: July 25, 2019
The Therapeutic Idea Award is designed to promote new ideas aimed at drug or treatment discovery that are still in the early stages of development.
Department of Defense
Breast Cancer Research Program
Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) is currently accepting applications for six award mechanisms: Breakthrough Award Levels 1 to 4, Breakthrough Fellowship Award, Distinguished Investigator Award, Era of Hope Scholar Award, and Innovator Award. The BCRP challenges the scientific community to design research that will address the urgency of ending breast cancer. Specifically, the BCRP seeks to accelerate high-impact research with clinical relevance, encourage innovation and stimulate creativity, and facilitate productive collaborations. Pre-applications are required. Deadlines vary by award mechanism.
Department of Defense
Combat Casualty Care - Multi-Domain Lifesaving Trauma Innovations Award
Application Deadline: May 29, 2019
Research and development funded through this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is intended and expected to benefit and inform both military and civilian medical practice and knowledge. Projects funded under this BAA must be for applied and clinical research (including clinical trials) not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement. Projects must be for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state of the art or increasing knowledge or understanding rather than focusing on a specific system or hardware solution. Pre-applications are required and due March 5, 2019.
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Education and Outreach

Blue Cross and Blues Shield of Nebraska
Grant Programs
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.
Department of Education
Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions
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
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. 
Department of Transportation
National Summer Transportation Institute
The National Summer Transportation Institute Program creates awareness and stimulates interest in middle and high school students about educational and career opportunities in transportation. 

This is a multiyear solicitation for FY 2018 thru FY 2020. The closing date each year will be as promulgated by the applicable State's Federal Highway Administration Division Office for each State or Territory, but no later than the 1st business day after November 30th.
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Engineering and Technology

American Chemical Society
ACS Doctoral New Investigator Grants
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grants provide start-up funding for scientists and engineers in the United States who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or the equivalent. Applicants may have limited or no preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, with the intention of using the preliminary results obtained to seek continuation funding from other agencies. The DNI grants are to be used to illustrate proof of principle or concept, to test a hypothesis, or to demonstrate feasibility of an approach.
American Chemical Society
ACS New Directions Grants
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
The American Chemical Society's New Directions (ND) grants program provides funds to scientists and engineers with limited-or even no-preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, and who intend to use the petroleum research fund-driven preliminary results to seek continuation funding from other agencies. ND grants are to be used to illustrate proof of concept/feasibility. Accordingly, they are to be viewed as seed money for new research ventures.

Ineligible applicants include lead PIs who have had previous support or current funding for the project, and proposals presenting ideas that are a logical extension of ongoing research from the lead PI's laboratory.
Department of Defense
Nuclear Command, Control and Communication
The Air Force Research Laboratory is soliciting white papers under this Broad Agency Announcement for research, development, integration, test and evaluation of technologies/techniques to advance the state of the art of the Air Force's nuclear command, control and communication capabilities. White papers will be accepted until September 30, 2020. Recommended due dates are March 1 of each fiscal year.
Department of Energy
Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Oil Recovery
Application Deadline: March 22, 2019
This opportunity solicits research applications to accelerate the development and application of technologies for enhancing the recovery of petroleum from both onshore conventional and unconventional reservoirs through the injection of chemical, miscible, or thermal fluids.
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships
American Council of Learned Societies
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs
Application Deadline: March 13, 2019
This program will place recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring.
American Library Association
John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
This award honors outstanding library public relations. Winners of the award receive a cash award.
American Philosophical Society
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative Fellowships
This fellowship program seeks applicants from scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects. Fellows will be associated with the American Philosophical Society's new Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, which aims to promote greater collaboration between scholars, archives, and indigenous communities. The following types of fellowships are available:
  • 12-month predoctoral dissertation fellowships for advanced Ph.D. students (due February 1, 2019);
  • 12-month postdoctoral fellowships for recent Ph.D. recipients or a professor at any level seeking sabbatical support (due February 1, 2019);
  • Short-term Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowships to support university- and community-based scholars at all stages of their careers working on digital projects that connect archives and Indigenous communities (due March 1, 2019).
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International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
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.
Adapting USAID's Democracy, Rights, and Governance Programming to Better Address Global Trends and Challenges
This BAA seeks participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development interventions to improve delivery of democracy, human rights, and governance programs given the growing global challenges of closing civic and political space, disillusionment with democracy, violent extremism, the digital revolution, demographic and migration trends, among others.

This BAA will be open until May 3, 2019.
Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships Annual Program Statement (STIP APS)
The STIP APS is designed to provide a vehicle for USAID to engage with the higher education community broadly and creatively, across the research and development spectrum. The program aims to generate targeted evidence and solutions through innovative approaches, facilitate the translation of evidence and promising solutions to impact, and strengthen the STIP ecosystem to ensure long-lasting impact.

The STIP APS requests concept notes in response to addenda published to this APS. The concept note submission deadline for each specific STIP APS addendum will be indicated in that addendum.
USAID Growth through Nutrition Activity
Application Deadline: March 21, 2016
The purpose of this program is to provide technical support to Government of Ethiopia agencies and other partners to implement well-coordinated, multi-sector nutrition interventions with the goal of reducing malnutrition in Ethiopia. 

Law, Justice, and Human Rights

Department of Justice
Artificial Intelligence Research and Development to Support Community Supervision
Application Deadline: May 13, 2019
This opportunity seeks proposals for innovative, investigator-initiated technology research and development projects to apply advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to promote the successful reentry of offenders under community supervision.
Department of Justice
Evaluation of Project Safe Neighborhoods
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
This opportunity seeks applications for funding a multi-site evaluation of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. PSN is a Department of Justice-sponsored initiative that involves cooperation of multiple criminal justice agencies and their partners working at the local level to develop and implement strategic responses to reduce gun crime.
Department of Justice
Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program
Application Deadline: March 14, 2019
The Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services and support for victims, and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen trauma-informed victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus.
Department of Justice
Office on Violence Against Women Research and Evaluation Solicitation
Application Deadline: March 25, 2019
The purpose of the Office on Violence Against Women's Research and Evaluation (R&E) Initiative is to research and evaluate approaches to combating domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. R&E is designed to support researcher-practitioner partnerships and a broad range of research and evaluation methods, including qualitative, mixed-method, and quasi-experimental designs.
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Libraries and Museums

Institute of Museum and Library Services
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
National Leadership Grants for 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.
National Archives and Records Administration
Archives Collaboratives: Planning Grants
Application Deadline: April 4, 2019
This program seeks to establish Archives Collaboratives that will make collections from small and under-represented archives more readily available for public discovery and use. These Archives Collaboratives will share best practices, tools, and techniques among partners; assess institutional strengths and opportunities; and develop plans and management structures for long-term sustainability and growth.

Initial planning grants will be for grantees to develop a working collaborative of three or more partners and to develop a mission, work plan, and timeline for the project.
National Archives and Records Administration
Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
This program requests applications from teams that will develop technical and human infrastructures to support the digital publication of documentary and scholarly editions and provide for their long-term preservation, discovery, and use.
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Life Sciences

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Large Research Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (R01)
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
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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Identify and Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi
Application Deadline: March 11, 2019
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will further the understanding of potential risk factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), while supporting the National ALS Registry's mission.
Department of Energy
Genomics-Enabled Plant Biology for Determination of Gene Function
Application Deadline: May 17, 2019
The Department of Energy Office of Science program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications focused on genomics-based research and technological innovation that will lead to transformative approaches to determine and validate gene function.This funding opportunity solicits applications for systems biology research on plant genomes, gene systems, and molecular processes within the DOE BER mission-space of research in bioenergy and the environment. Pre-applications are required and due March 13, 2019.
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Limited Submission Competitions

Brain Research Foundation
2019 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
The purpose of this program is to provide start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential of becoming competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources. The Brain Research Foundation's goal is to have this initial effort succeed in opening future opportunities for research, collaboration and scientific advancement. To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor working in the field of neuroscience.

Letter of Intent and Biosketch due January 8, 2019. Invited full proposal due March 27, 2019. An institution may submit only one Letter of Intent per round of competition. As a result, ORED is conducting a limited competition to determine which Letter of Intent will be put forward on behalf of UNL. Faculty wishing to compete in the limited competition must submit a notification of intent by the deadline listed below.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by October 22, 2018. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit or contact Tisha Mullen,, (472-2894).

Department of Energy
Energy-Water Desalination Hub
Application Deadline: May 7, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy announced $100 million to establish an Energy-Water Desalination Hub to address water security issues in the United States. The Hub will focus on early-stage research and development for energy-efficient and cost-competitive desalination technologies including manufacturing challenges, and for treating non-traditional water sources for multiple end-use applications. Concept papers are required and due February 7, 2019.

An entity may only submit one Concept Paper and Full Application for this opportunity.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by January 7, 2019. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit or contact Tisha Mullen,, (472-2894).

Department of Energy
Low Temperature Plasma Science Centers and Facilities
Application Deadline: March 25, 2019
The Department of Energy Office of Science program in Fusion Energy Sciences is seeking proposals for centers and designated user facilities in low temperature plasma science and engineering. Pre-applications are required and due January 25, 2018.

No more than two applications (or pre-applications) will be accepted from a lead institution.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by January 14, 2019. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit or contact Tisha Mullen,, (472-2894).

Graham Foundation
Grants to Organizations
Application Deadline: February 25, 2019
The Graham Foundation supports innovative, thought-provoking investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry. Their interest also extends to work being done in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expands the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space. These grants assist organizations with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation.

An academic department/unit may only 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 January 21, 2019. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit or contact Tisha Mullen,, (472-2894).

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Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Department of Energy
Atmospheric System Research
Application Deadline: March 14, 2019
The Atmospheric System Research program in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, Biological and Environmental Research of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, supports research on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes that affect the Earth's radiative balance and hydrological cycle, especially processes that limit the predictive ability of regional and global models. Pre-applications are required and due by January 28, 2019.
Department of Energy
Collaborative Fusion Energy Research in the DIII-D National Program
Application Deadline: March 5, 2019
The Department of Energy Office of Science program in Fusion Energy Sciences hereby announces its interest in receiving grant applications for collaborative research in fusion energy science as part of the DIII-D national research program. The mission of the DIII-D program is to establish the scientific basis for the optimization of the tokamak approach to fusion energy production. Pre-applications are required and due January 15, 2019.
Department of Energy
Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science
Application Deadline: May 3, 2019
This funding opportunity supports fundamental research for public benefit in materials and chemical sciences to advance our understanding of quantum phenomena in systems that could be used for quantum information science, and the use of quantum computing in chemical and materials sciences research. Pre-applications are required and due February 13, 2019.
Department of Energy
National Laser Users' Facility
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
The Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation under Defense Programs (NA-10) within the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, announce their interest in receiving grant applications for new or renewal awards for research to be conducted as part of the National Laser Users' Facility (NLUF) Program. The NLUF offers opportunities for University and Industrial Scientists to perform experiments in high energy density (HED) physics and inertial confinement fusion, including laser-matter interactions, such as laboratory astrophysics, properties of materials under HED conditions, laser-plasma instabilities, etc.
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NU-wide Funding Opportunities

Core Facility Grant Program For New Users
This grant program is aimed at encouraging new users to employ NU core facilities in their research. The program is open to all faculty from any of the NU campuses. Awards are intended to be used to gather new or additional data for strengthening a grant proposal (new or re-submission) or for addressing reviewer concerns associated with a peer-reviewed manuscript.

Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please allow 2-3 weeks for review and decision on the proposal. No new award will made after May 1, 2019.
UNMC Chronic HIV infection and Aging in NeuroAIDS Center
2019 Developmental Core Request for Applications
Application Deadline: February 22, 2019
This Developmental Core grant program is designed to mentor and support new investigators and new ideas in HIV/AIDS research related to effects of chronic HIV infection, co-morbidities, and aging on the central nervous system, including sex differences and viral reservoirs. Developmental grant recipients gain rapid financial support for their studies and access to many CHAIN Center core resources.

Applications are accepted from junior investigators and from established investigators in other fields applying their expertise to HIV/AIDS. 

Social Sciences

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Economic Modeling for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB
Application Deadline: April 14, 2019
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. Disease transmission and cost-effectiveness models are important tools that can provide information needed to make decisions regarding implementation and prioritization of interventions targeting HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and school health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Evaluation of Return to School Programs for Traumatic Brain Injury
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that conducts rigorous evaluation research to assess the effectiveness of Return to School programs after traumatic brain injury of all severities (e.g., mild, moderate and severe) in children.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury
Application Deadline: March 8, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance our understanding about what works to prevent violence that impacts children and youth, collectively referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Grants to Identify Effective Strategies for Opioid Overdose Prevention
Application Deadline: April 8, 2019
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will identify effective strategies for state, community, and systems-level implementation to prevent fatal and nonfatal overdose from prescription and/or illicit opioids.
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Department of Transportation
Automated Driving System Demonstration Grants
Application Deadline: March 21, 2019
This opportunity solicits applications for an Automated Driving System Demonstration Program to fund planning, direct research, and demonstration grants. The program intends to fund multiple demonstration projects that test the safe integration of automated driving systems into the Nation's on-road transportation system.
Department of Transportation
Aviation Research and Development Grants
Application Deadline: December 31, 2019

UNL Funding Opportunities

Office of Research and Economic Development
Biomedical Research Seed Grants
The goal of this program is to enhance the competitiveness of faculty submitting grant proposals requesting R01 grant support for biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at any time. 
Office of Research and Economic Development
Revision Awards
This program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of faculty revising and resubmitting grant proposals by providing developmental and/or financial support to help improve highly meritorious, but previously unfunded federal funding proposals that are eligible for resubmission.

Applications for Revision Awards are accepted on a rolling basis.

Visiting Scholar