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Miscellaneous

Department of Energy
Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329267
Application Deadline: September 30, 2021
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.
DOD
Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d8bfeaf2e38a1e4aeb9908190fc2e0f2&tab=core&_cview=1
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is soliciting research proposals in areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities for two specific branches: 1) engineering and information sciences and 2) physical and biological sciences. 

Proposals will be evaluated as received on an open basis. 
Les Paul Foundation
Grant Program
https://www.lespaulfoundation.org/programs/
The Les Paul Foundation awards grants to music, music engineering, and sound programs that serve youth and for medical research and programs related to hearing impairment.

The next two deadlines are January 15, 2021, and September 15, 2021.
National Institutes of Health
Basic Instrumentation Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-125.html
Application Deadline: June 1, 2021
This grant program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase a single high-priced, specialized, commercially available instrument or an integrated instrumentation system. The minimum award is $25,000. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $250,000. Instruments supported include, but are not limited to, basic cell sorters, confocal microscopes, ultramicrotomes, gel imagers, or computer systems.
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Agriculture and Rural Development

Department of Commerce
FY 2021 - 2023 Economic Development Research and Evaluation (R&E) and National Technical Assistance (NTA) Programs
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332576
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) provides strategic investments on a competitive merit basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this opportunity, EDA solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support research and technical assistance projects under EDA's Research and Evaluation (R&E) and National Technical Assistance (NTA) programs.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program
https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-foundational-applied-science-program
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (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.

Deadlines vary by program area priority. See solicitation for details. 
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/PKG00266128-instructions.pdf
Application Deadline: May 24, 2021
The purpose of the program is to explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products and encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system. The program funds a wide range of applied research projects that address barriers, challenges, and opportunities in marketing, transportation, and distribution of U.S. food and agricultural products domestically and internationally.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sustainable Agricultural Systems
https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/afri-sustainable-agricultural-systems-competitive-grants-program
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture seeks creative and visionary applications that take a systems approach for projects focused on the themes in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Science Blueprint: 1) sustainable agricultural intensification; 2) agricultural climate adaptation; 3) value-added innovation; and/or 4) food and nutrition translation. 

These projects are expected to significantly improve the supply of affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible agricultural products, while fostering economic development and rural prosperity in America. These approaches must demonstrate current needs and anticipate future social, cultural, behavioral, economic, health, and environmental impacts. Additionally, the outcomes of the work being proposed should result in societal benefits, including promotion of rural prosperity and enhancement of quality of life for all those involved in food and agricultural value chains from production to utilization and consumption.

For Sustainable Agricultural Systems proposals, a required letter of intent is due January 7, 2021, and full proposals are due April 1, 2021. For Sustainable Agricultural Systems Program Evaluation proposals, a required letter of intent is due March 4, 2021, and full proposals are due July 1, 2021.  

Arts and Humanities

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Artist-in-Residence
https://www.bemiscenter.org/residency/artists-in-residence
This program supports residencies of at least eight weeks in the Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Residents enjoy live/work studios and access to center facilities.

The next two deadlines are April 1, 2021, and August 16, 2021.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Curator-in-Residence
https://www.bemiscenter.org/residency/curator-in-residence
Application Deadline: May 14, 2021
This program provides national curators the opportunity to participate in the Bemis Residency Program, serve as a professional resource to Bemis artists-in-residence and the Greater Omaha arts community, and organize exhibitions and public programs at the Bemis Center.
Cornell University Library
John Nolen Research Fund
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/collections/john_nolen_research_fund.php
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
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 (RMC) 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.
Harpo Foundation
Grants for Visual Artists
http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/grants-for-visual-artists/
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
These grants provide direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older.
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Centers

American Heart Association
Health Equity Research Network on Prevention of Hypertension
https://professional.heart.org/research%20programs/strategically%20focused%20research/health%20equity%20research%20network%20on%20prevention%20of%20hypertension?utm_source=researchinsiderapril2021&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=research+insider+april+2021
Application Deadline: May 13, 2021
The Health Equity Research Network on Prevention of Hypertension will be a single network that will include multiple projects. An overall project plan will be developed by self-identified sites and submitted to the American Heart Association as a coordinated submission. Proposed projects will have a common fundamental theme that will assess an intervention or approach to the prevention of hypertension in high-risk populations. 

A required letter of intent is due April 23, 2021
Department of Education
National Center for Students with Disabilities Who Require Intensive Intervention
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-03-08/pdf/2021-04665.pdf
Application Deadline: April 22, 2021
The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. The purpose of this request for proposals is to fund a cooperative agreement to establish and operate a National Center for Students with Disabilities Who Require Intensive Intervention. This center will provide TA to increase the capacity of state education agencies and local education agencies to support schools and educators to address the needs of students who require intensive intervention and disseminate resources and products. 
National Institutes of Health
Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-293.html
This opportunity  invites applications for centers to support transdisciplinary teams of clinical and mental health services researchers, behavioral scientists, social scientists, health information and communications technologists, health systems engineers, decision scientists, and mental health stakeholders to engage in high-impact studies that will significantly advance clinical practice and generate knowledge that will fuel transformation of mental health care in the United States.

An optional letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due date. Applications are due May 17, annually.
National Institutes of Health
Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (P60 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-21-006.html
Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
This opportunity invites applications for Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers. The overall purpose of this program is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute's mission. These topics include, but are not limited to: the nature, etiology, genetics, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alcohol use disorder, alcohol-related end organ diseases and their biomedical, psychosocial, and economic consequences across the lifespan and racial/ethnic groups and other health disparity populations.

An optional letter of intent is due October 15, 2021.
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Conservation and the Environment

Department of Commerce
A Cooperative Agreement for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332337
Application Deadline: May 24, 2021
This opportunity focuses on the following four priority areas: 1) Improved scientific understanding of the changing climate system and its impacts; 2) Scientific assessments of current and future states of the climate system that identify potential impacts and inform science, service, and stewardship decisions; 3) Mitigation and adaptation efforts supported by sustained, reliable, and timely climate services; 4) A climate-literate public that understands its vulnerabilities to a changing climate and makes informed decisions.
Department of Commerce
Education, Training. and Capacity Development for Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331932
Application Deadline: May 3, 2021
This program is soliciting proposals for Education, Training, and Capacity Development (ETCD) for Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting. The ETCD program's goal is to improve performance of all operational meteorologists and hydrologists worldwide.
Department of Commerce
NOAA Science Collaboration Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332046
Application Deadline: May 10, 2021
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Collaboration Program (NSCP) supports research, programs, projects and other activities related to NOAA's mission, primarily through collaborations among scientists and professionals in areas of mutual interest across the full spectrum of NOAA sciences.
Department of the Interior
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program External Research Support Announcement
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332166
Application Deadline: June 1, 2021
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program seeks to support research in earthquake hazards, the physics of earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake safety policy and address the Department of Interior's Secretarial priorities.
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Coronavirus 2019

National Geographic Society
COVID-19 Science Fund
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/funding-opportunities/grants/what-we-fund/covid-19-science-fund/?edit&language=en
Application Deadline: May 19, 2021
The National Geographic Society is providing funding for projects focused on how humanity and the natural world have reacted to and are living through the unparalleled circumstances created by COVID-19 in order to better understand how the pandemic - or the threat of another - will shape the world for years to come. Proposed projects should be focused on better understanding and/or providing solutions to the situations created or magnified by the pandemic, thereby helping us to understand and address the challenges and changes of living in a COVID-19 world. Grants will be awarded in support of research, conservation, and technology projects on the following two topics: 1) community-based and inclusive conservation and 2) impacts of tourism changes on cultural heritage sites and wildlife.

Required statements of interest are due March 31, 2021
National Institutes of Health
Emergency Award: RADx-UP - Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications Research on Disparities in COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (U01 Clinical Trials Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-21-009.html
Application Deadline: July 7, 2021
This opportunity is designed to expand research to understand and address the social, ethical, and behavioral implications of COVID-19 testing interventions among underserved and vulnerable populations. Desirable studies for Phase II will move beyond descriptive health disparities research to focus on developing interventions and other actionable solutions in collaboration with community partners and stakeholders.
National Institutes of Health
Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-213.html
The purpose of this opportunity is to advance research on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and associated mitigation efforts on individual, family, and community behavior and on how subsequent economic disruption affects health-related outcomes, with close attention to underserved and vulnerable populations. This opportunity solicits applications for individual population research projects that will be linked to a Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium Coordination Center (SBECCC) to foster collaboration and synergies across consortium member projects.

An optional letter of intent is due May 9, 2021 and October 8, 2021 for the respective application due dates of June 9, 2021 and November 8, 2021.
National Institutes of Health
Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-21-035.html
Application Deadline: June 9, 2021
The purpose of this opportunity is to establish a coordinating center to support and develop research, dissemination, and various data sharing activities for social, behavioral, and economic research on COVID-19.

An optional letter of intent is due May 9, 2021.
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Defense

Department of Defense
AFRL Space Vehicles and Directed Energy University Assistance Instruments
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311454
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
Airman Readiness Medical Research Hybrid Broad Agency Announcement
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327332
Application Deadline: April 30, 2026
This opportunity solicits White Papers with the focus of conducting medical research in support of optimizing of the warfighter by enabling, enhancing, restoring, and sustaining the Airman to more effectively execute the Air Force mission.
Department of Defense
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program
https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/alsrp
Application Deadline: July 15, 2021
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP) is guided by a vision to improve treatment and find a cure for ALS. Through its award mechanisms and funding recommendations, the ALSRP specifically supports innovative preclinical research targeting development of new therapeutics for ALS. The program is currently accepting applications through four award mechanisms: 1) Therapeutic Development Award; 2) Therapeutic Idea Award; 3) Clinical Development Award; and 4) Therapeutic/Biomarker Pilot Trial Award.  

Preproposals are required by April 9, 2021.

Department of Defense
Autism Research Program
https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/arp
Application Deadline: August 5, 2021
The Autism Research Program (ARP) is currently accepting applications for four award mechanisms: Clinical Trial Award, Idea Development Award, Clinical Trial Translational Research Award, and Career Development Award. The mission of ARP is to promote innovative research that advances the understanding of autism spectrum disorders and leads to improved outcomes.

Pre-applications are due August 5, 2021.
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Education and Outreach

Department of Commerce
NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program (SSCD CAP)
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332488
Application Deadline: June 1, 2021
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program (SSCD CAP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants to develop undergraduate and/or graduate level curricula to incorporate documentary standards, standards development, and standardization information and content into seminars, modules, courses, and learning resources.
Department of Education
Indian Education Discretionary Grants Program: Professional Development Grants Program
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-03-04/pdf/2021-04492.pdf
Application Deadline: May 3, 2021
The purposes of the Indian Education Professional Development Grants program are to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indians and to provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers and administrators.
Department of Energy
DOE Traineeship in Accelerator Science and Engineering
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332100
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science program in High Energy Physics is receiving applications for the DOE Traineeship in Accelerator Science and Engineering, which provides support to address critical, targeted workforce development in fields of interest to the DOE mission.
Department of Energy
DOE Traineeship in High Energy Physics Instrumentation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332505
Application Deadline: May 25, 2021
The Department of Energy Office of Science program in High Energy Physics (HEP) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for the DOE Traineeship in HEP Instrumentation, which will provide support to address critical, targeted workforce development in fields of interest to the DOE mission.
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Engineering and Technology

Department of Commerce
Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331121
This program supports activities that develop, expand, strengthen, or sustain National Institute of Standards and Technology partnership programs through measurements, standards, data, industry and technology studies, and technology research and development (R&D). Specifically, the ADIIS Grant Program seeks to support technology innovation and service to American industry in the following fields: bioscience, chemistry, dimensional metrology, electronics, engineering, infrastructure, information technology, manufacturing, manufacturing metrology, materials science and engineering, nanotechnology, neutron research, optics, and physics.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Department of Commerce
Precision Measurement Grant Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330872
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
The opportunity is seeking to support significant research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants.

Abbreviated applications must be received by February 17, 2021.
Department of Commerce
Transfer of Graphene for Graphene-based Devices Grant Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332209
Application Deadline: May 19, 2021
This program is a newly established effort to facilitate the development of scientific knowledge and methodologies to transfer graphene from growth substrates in order to further graphene device commercialization.
Department of Energy
Advanced Coal Waste Processing: Production of Coal-enhanced Filaments or Resins for Advanced Manufacturing and Research and Development of Coal-derived Graphite
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332927
Application Deadline: June 1, 2021
This program seeks novel technologies for producing valuable products from coal-derived sources. Laboratory and pilot-scale research and development within the program will develop future uses for coal outside of traditional thermal and metallurgical markets. The program focuses on developing a spectrum of coal-derived products, ranging from high-value to high-volume.
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships



https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=9372
Academy of American Poets
Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
https://poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/lenore-marshall-poetry-prize
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
This $25,000 award recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous calendar year. The prize includes a ten-day residency at Glen Hollow in Naples, New York, and distribution of the winning book to hundreds of Academy of American Poets members.
American Music Therapy Association
Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award
https://www.musictherapy.org/research/fultz/
Application Deadline: June 4, 2021
This award program is designed to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and/or conduct research on new and innovative music therapy treatments.
American Psychological Association
Mentors for the Leadership and Education Advancement Program for Diverse Scholars
https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5248196/LEAP-Mentor-Pool-Applications
The Leadership and Education Advancement Program (LEAP) for Diverse Scholars is an evidence-informed mentoring and leadership development program for early career social and behavioral scientists from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations who show promise in research related to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases mission but who have not yet received R01 funding and have not ascended to a leadership position in their respective disciplines or professional associations. The program also uses distance learning technologies to prepare fellows to submit a high-quality National Institutes of Health or foundation grant application, to support their research and leadership development, and to develop a network of senior researchers who hold leadership positions in various academic settings.

Mid- and advanced-level scientists in a social/behavioral science field with research related to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases mission and a leadership position in higher education and/or an association can apply to serve as LEAP mentors. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 
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International

Fulbright
Fulbright Israel Postdoctoral Fellowships
https://fulbright.org.il/program/2/305
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
Fulbright Israel plans to award up to eight fellowships to U.S. postdoctoral scholars who seek to pursue research in one of Israel's academic institutions. Grants are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of research in Israel for up to 20 months (two academic years).
NIH
International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-773.html
This announcement encourages collaborative research applications on drug abuse and addiction that (1) take advantage of unusual opportunities that exist outside the United States to access talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions in other countries that will speed scientific discovery; (2) describe how the research will significantly advance U.S. health sciences; (3) demonstrate specific relevance to the NIDA mission and objectives; and (4) include an investigator from a U.S. institution and a non-U.S. citizen partner living and working in another country.

Standard and AIDS application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
USAID
USAID Growth through Nutrition Activity
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281336
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 Defense
Data-led Governing: Raising the Bar for States' Criminal Justice Policy and Practice
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316053
Application Deadline: July 16, 2019
This opportunity seeks applications for a new initiative designed to establish standards for the collection, analysis, and use of state- and local-level data in criminal justice policy and practice decision-making, including data-sharing protocols and resource allocation decisions.
Department of Justice
OVW FY 2021 Research and Evaluation Initiative Solicitation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332445
Application Deadline: May 10, 2021
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) seeks to research and evaluate approaches to combatting domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Life Sciences

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

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Crazy 8 Initiative
https://www.alexslemonade.org/sites/default/files/images/2020/crazy_8_rfa_2021_3.3.21.pdf
Application Deadline: April 26, 2021
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation welcomes applications for its Crazy 8 Initiative, which seeks to fund innovative, rigorous research that directly addresses the most intractable issues in pediatric cancer today. Crazy 8 awards are designed to coalesce cross-disciplinary teams of scientists working collaboratively in order to accelerate the pace of new discoveries.
Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation
Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation-Harrington Scholar Program
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/harrington?utm_source=Science+List+%28Conferences%2C+Funding+Opportunities%2C+Scientific+Updates%29&utm_campaign=0a4a5f8484-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_18_10_21_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d2ff05f34-0a4a5f8484-97334536
Application Deadline: July 30, 2021
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF)-Harrington Scholar Program is dedicated to advancing academic discoveries into medicines for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The 2021 ADDF-Harrington Scholar request for proposals places high priority on targets related to emerging therapeutic areas for dementia, particularly: 1) Epigenetics (including nucleosome dynamics, chromatin remodeling, DNA methylation, histone modifications [methylation, acetylation, phosphorylation, ubiquitylation, sumoylation], bromodomain protein modulators, and isocitrate dehydrogenase modulators) and 2) Proteostasis (including autophagy, lysosomal biogenesis, proteasomal degradation, post-translational modification associated with proteostasis, protein folding/misfolding, ER stress, and extracellular clearance).

A required letter of intent is due April 23, 2021
Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation
Bridge Funding
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/sbir-sttr-bridge-funding-addf-nih-funding-opportunities
The Alzheimer's Drug Delivery Foundation (ADDF) will consider funding for relevant grant applications from academic groups and biotech companies that were submitted to the National Institute on Aging or the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and were scored but not funded. The proposed work should fall within the ADDF's mission and current funding priorities for drug development, clinical trials, prevention, and neuroimaging and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers. 

For 2021, letters of intent are due February 5, May 28, and October 1. Invited full proposals are due April 16, July 30, and December 3
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Mathematics and Physical Sciences

American Physical Society
American Physical Society Innovation Fund
https://www.aps.org/programs/innovation/fund/
Application Deadline: April 22, 2021
The American Physical Society (APS) welcomes applications for its Innovation Fund, which will award grants in support of collaborative projects that support the society's mission. Proposals could include, but are not limited to: a task force, workshop, or study to explore a critical issue facing the physics community; an innovative public engagement experiment; a new approach to science advocacy; a means to advance key APS member interests including diversity, careers, education, or member services; or a path to enable APS to have greater industry engagement or global impact.
Department of Energy
Collaborative Fusion Energy Research in the DIII-D National Program
https://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2019/sc_foa_0001974.pdf
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
Data Analytics for Autonomous Optimization and Control of Accelerators and Detectors
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332130
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
The Department of Energy Office of Science program in Nuclear Physics is seeking applications for Research and Development (R&D) efforts directed at data analytics for autonomous optimization and control of accelerators and detectors of relevance to current or next generation NP accelerator facilities and scientific instrumentation.
Department of Energy
Research Opportunities in Accelerator Stewardship
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332084
Application Deadline: May 25, 2021
The Department of Energy Office of Science (SC) program in Accelerator R&D and Production is accepting applications to conduct cross-cutting use-inspired basic R&D to advance accelerator science and technology that supports SC's activities in physical sciences research, and which is of broader benefit to other U.S. government agencies and industry.

Pre-applications are required and due April 13, 2021.
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NU-wide

Nebraska Center for Molecular Target Discovery and Development
Nebraska Center for Molecular Target Discovery and Development (CMTDD) Pilot Projects Program
https://unl.box.com/s/qyz9fohxgcsosldkfcpt8d1ssjppv98y
This opportunity requests applications to fund innovative, well-developed pilot projects within the CMTDD's thematic focus area of molecular target discovery and development. Eligible applicants must be junior investigators who hold tenure-track faculty appointments at the University of Nebraska and who have not yet received external, peer-reviewed Research Project Grant or Program Project Grant funding as a PD/PI.

Required letters of intent are due May 3, 2021. See solicitation for details.

Select one



https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=15351
Application Deadline: May 14, 2021
This program seeks innovative fundamental research proposals in the area of perceptually-enabled task guidance. The goal is to create artificial intelligence technology that knows (i.e. creates and maintains a working representation) about physical tasks in real-time and can see what the user sees and hear what the user hears, and as result can catch mistakes, provide relevant information in context, and instruct when necessary.

Abstracts are required by March 31, 2021.
National Institutes of Health
BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-20-620.html
The purpose of this program is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctorates, early in their postdoctoral training period, who have the potential to become productive investigators in research areas that will advance the goals of the BRAIN Initiative. Applications are encouraged in any research area that is aligned with the BRAIN Initiative, including neuroethics. Applicants are expected to propose research training in an area that clearly complements their predoctoral research.

Application due dates vary. See solicitation for details.

NIH
Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-064.html#_3._Additional_Information
This opportunity supports the archiving and documentation of existing data sets within the scientific mission of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in order to enable secondary analysis of these data by the scientific community. The highest priority is to archive original data collected with NICHD funding.

An optional letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due date. Standard application due dates apply.
NIH
Development and Application of PET and SPECT Imaging Ligands as Biomarkers for Drug Discovery and for Pathophysiological Studies of CNS Disorders (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-037.html
This opportunity invites research grant applications that propose the preclinical development of novel radioligands for positron emission tomography (PET) or single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging in rodent and nonhuman primate brain and incorporation of pilot or clinical feasibility evaluation in pre-clinical studies and appropriate model development.

Standard due dates apply.
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Social Sciences

American Psychological Foundation
Psychology Summer Institute
https://www.apa.org/pi/mfp/psychology/institute
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
The Minority Fellowship Program Psychology Summer Institute provides educational, professional development, and mentoring experiences to advanced doctoral students of psychology and psychologists who are in the early stage of their careers. Participants are guided toward developing a grant proposal, postdoctoral fellowship, dissertation, treatment program, publication, or program evaluation project. All projects must focus on issues affecting ethnic minority communities. 
American Psychological Foundation
The Trust Grant
https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/eric-harris?tab=1
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
Through the program, a single grant will be awarded to a career psychologist or graduate student in support of a research or project in the area of ethics and risk management.
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Grants
https://earlychildhoodfoundation.org/
Application Deadline: May 31, 2021
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports development projects and promising research with the potential to significantly enhance the physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, play, social integration, and/or quality of life of children, from birth through seven years of age.
Cigna Foundation
Health and Well-Being Grants
https://www.cigna.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/cigna-foundation/health-and-well-being-grants
Application Deadline: April 23, 2021
The Cigna Foundation will award grants focused on addressing health inequities among underresourced communities. Grants will address one or more of the following areas: 1) increased access to health care; 2) increased access to primary care; and 3) increased health literacy.
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Transportation

Department of Transportation
FAA Aviation Research Grants Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328902
Application Deadline: September 7, 2027
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Research Grants Program encourages and supports innovative, advanced research of potential benefit to the long-term growth of civil aviation and commercial space transportation.

UNL

Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research
Energy Research Grants: Standard and XPrize
https://unl.box.com/s/zo7l3lrlf3k663uctz8bngkut69lahl5
The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research seeks innovative research proposals that address science or technologies in the focus areas of: Cybersecurity; Energy Storage; Carbon Sequestration; Energy Management; Energy Infrastructure Resilience; Energy Literacy; Non‐Carbon Combustion Fuel and Associated Turbines; and Sustainable Agriculture.

Both standard research proposals and proposals for a special XPrize competition grant are solicited. Required preproposals for standard grants and full proposals for XPrize grants are due May 15, 2021. See solicitation for details.
Office of Research and Economic Development
Visiting Scholar, Distinguished Lecturer and Symposia
https://unl.app.box.com/s/k0dg4imhh4hyyls5fmjwdarfofltswox
This program supports visiting invited scholars who will give a lecture, symposia, or colloquia. 

Applications must be routed and approved in NuRamp by 5:00pm on the 2nd Friday in October, and by 5:00 pm on the 2nd Friday in March of each year. Applications submitted for the October deadline need to be for visits scheduled during January -June of the following year. Applications submitted for the March deadline need to be for visits scheduled during July -December of the same year. See solicitation for details.
Voelte-Keegan Bioengineering Fund
Voelte-Keegan Bioengineering Fund
https://unl.box.com/s/wkgl69lry6sy1n3q0yd9k78z3rpc07t2
This fund supports small grant requests to generate preliminary data to support proposals for future funding or to broaden the scope of a currently funded project. Requests for operating costs for ongoing projects, rather than a distinct set of experiments toward a unique new goal, will receive lower priority for funding.

The deadline for the first round of applications is February 10, 2021. Beginning in 2022, proposals will be due November 1. See solicitation for details.

UNL Funding Opportunities

Office of Research and Economic Development
Biomedical Research Seed Grants
https://nugrant.unl.edu/era/application/applicationPrepPage.php?WorkflowReturnToURL=/system/home&PreselectCompetitionID=141
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
https://nugrant.unl.edu/era/application/applicationPrepPage.php?WorkflowReturnToURL=/system/home&PreselectCompetitionID=18
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