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Center for Craft
Craft Research Fund
Application Deadline: October 4, 2021
This program supports scholarly craft research for academic researchers, independent scholars, curators, and graduate students who are writing, revising, and reclaiming the history of craft. Three specific programs are currently being offered: Exhibition Grants, Arts Fellowships, and Project Grants.
Department of Energy
Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
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.
Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
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
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.
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Agriculture and Rural Development

Bayer Crop Science
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021
Bayer Crop Science is seeking: 1) digital tools for collecting, transmitting, and analyzing data to boost agronomic performance and 2) novel approaches and technologies to sustainably protect crops and preserve natural habitats.

Register here to attend a July 26 webinar about the program.
Department of Commerce
FY 2021 - 2023 Economic Development Research and Evaluation (R&E) and National Technical Assistance (NTA) Programs
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.
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research
The Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) program deploys urgent funding to support research and outreach in response to emerging or unanticipated threats to the nation's food supply or agricultural systems.

The ROAR program is open year-round to eligible applicants.
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Organic Farming Research Foundation Research Grants
The Organic Farming Research Foundation will fund projects from early career researchers in one of the six research priority areas: soil health focus; weed, pest, and disease management focus; resilient cultivars focus; livestock and poultry focus; social science focus; and/or resilience focus. Project submissions may be research-based or integrated (research, education, and/or extension). Additionally, the research must take place on property or land that is certified organic, unless it falls under the social science and/or resilience focus priority area. 

A required letter of intent is due August 20, 2021. Invited full proposals will be due in December. 
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Arts and Humanities

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
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.
Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation
Exploratory Travel Award
These grants are given to Ph.D. students to travel to Latin America to visit archives, museums, and art collections and connect with local scholars. The grants will enable students to develop viable and innovative research projects for future applications to pre-doctoral fellowships.

The two annual deadlines are October 15 and March 15.
Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation
General Grants for Nonprofits
This program provides grants to innovative projects and original ideas that will advance scholarship in the arts. The foundation supports bold proposals that provide promising insights into the fields of art that they collect: art of the Spanish Americas, digital and media art, Japanese bamboo, and post-war painting and sculpture.

Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.
Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation
Publication Grants
This program accepts letters of inquiry from museum and university presses for publishing projects that offer significant original scholarship in the fields of digital and media art, art of the Spanish Americas, post-war painting and sculpture, Japanese bamboo, and arts and culture of the American Southwest.

Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.
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Department of Transportation
FAA Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Application Deadline: September 15, 2022
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to competitively select a Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) within the next year. The COE will be a geographically disbursed consortium of the FAA, university partners and their affiliates selected by the FAA Administrator to conduct UAS related research, education and training while working jointly on issues of mutual interest and concern.

Notifications of intent to submit are due August 22, 2021.
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)
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
BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlas Network: Comprehensive Center on Human and Non-human Primate Brain Cell Atlases (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Deadline: November 9, 2021
This opportunity supports a group of large-scale Comprehensive Centers that will adopt scalable technology platforms and streamlined sampling strategies and assay cascade to create comprehensive and highly granular brain cell atlases of human and non-human primates with an emphasis on human. The Centers are expected to characterize all brain cell types (neurons, glia, and other non-neuronal cells) at high resolution.

An optional letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due date.
National Institutes of Health
Cancer Prevention-Interception Targeted Agent Discovery Program Centers (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Deadline: October 7, 2021
This opportunity solicits applications for Cancer Prevention-Interception Targeted Agent Discovery Program (CAP-IT) Centers (U54). The overall goal of the CAP-IT Program is to establish an agile and effective network infrastructure to undertake collaborative research focusing on precision cancer prevention and interception, with the overarching goal of discovering molecularly or immunologically targeted agents designed to prevent or intercept the oncogenic process in higher-risk populations.

An optional letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due date.
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Conservation and the Environment

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Northern Great Plains Program
Application Deadline: October 21, 2021
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is soliciting proposals to conserve and restore grasslands and wildlife species in the Northern Great Plains. The goal of the Northern Great Plains Program is to maintain and/or improve interconnected grasslands in focal areas to sustain healthy populations of grassland-obligate species while fostering sustainable livelihoods and preserving cultural identities.
Nebraska Environmental Trust
Nebraska Environmental Trust Grants
Application Deadline: September 7, 2021
Toward advancing its mission to conserve, enhance, and restore the natural environments of Nebraska, the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) is accepting grant applications in five priority areas: 1) Habitat; 2) Surface and Ground Water; 3) Waste Management; 4) Air Quality; and 5) Soil Management. NET especially seeks projects that bring public and private partners together collaboratively to implement high-quality, cost-effective projects. 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) asks that all PIs submitting a proposal to NET's September 7, 2021 deadline adhere to the internal timeline set forth below. Such adherence helps ensure submission of a large number of NET proposals due on a single day.  

August 25 - Create a NUgrant form and send your OSP Pre-Award Grants Coordinator a draft of the proposal, complete with budget, justification with proposed cost share commitments, and a draft of the proposal narrative for initial review. 
September 1 - NUgrant form must be routing and cost share fully approved by 5:00 p.m.  
September 7 - NET deadline day. Submission may take place, provided all cost share is fully routed/approved and an OSP Authorized Organizational Representative digital signature has been secured on the signature page of the application.

A Proposal Preparation Checklist is available at Please pay particular attention to the file naming requirements included within the checklist.  Contact your OSP Pre-Award Grants Coordinator with questions or concerns regarding your proposal or this timeline. 

Coronavirus 2019

Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services Diagnostic Development Initiative
Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Diagnostic Development Initiative is a two-year, $20M commitment to accelerate research and innovation to advance the collective understanding and detection of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in order to mitigate current and future outbreaks. AWS is offering AWS Promotional Credits and technical expertise to support the use of AWS services for projects by selected institutions and companies in four program areas: early disease detection, diagnostics, prognosis, and public health genomics.

Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2021, with priority consideration given to applications received before July 31, 2021
National Institutes of Health
Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
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
Notice of Special Interest: The Impact of COVID-19 on Mission Specific Sensory and Communication Disorders
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) invites applications for research on COVID-19 in relation to NIDCD's scientific programs of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech and language. See Notice for encouraged areas of COVID-19-related research.


Department of Defense
AFRL Regional Research Cconvergenc Hub (ARRCH)
Application Deadline: September 8, 2021
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is searching for university partners to develop and operate a collaborative partnership. This collaboration between the AFRL and the university is expected to enable new vibrant research communities and agile workforce concepts.  

White papers are encouraged and due August 3, 2021.
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
Airman Readiness Medical Research Hybrid Broad Agency Announcement
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
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders Research Program
Application Deadline: September 8, 2021
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders Research Program (ASADRP) is currently accepting applications for the Consortium Award. The ASADRP seeks to explore integrated approaches to address alcohol and substance use disorders, and reduce the number of opioid and other substance use-related deaths, through multidisciplinary, team-based research efforts.

Pre-applications are required and due August 18, 2021.
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Education and Outreach

Advanced Education Research And Development Fund
Leveraging Education Advanced Research Now
The Leveraging Education Advanced Research Now (LEARN) program aims to advance research projects that reflect state-of-the-art practices or tools that support the assessment of the social, emotional, and educational needs of culturally diverse populations. Proposals are encouraged that deeply reflect the priority populations of Black and Latinx learners and projects that include outcomes that will benefit Latinx or Black learners and their educators. Proposers should consider creating deep collaborations with community-based organizations and school districts to meet the stated goals of this funding opportunity.

Letters of Intent are due September 1, 2021. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
American Heart Association
Institutional Award for Undergraduate Student Training
Application Deadline: September 9, 2021
This award is made to qualified institutions that can offer a meaningful research experience that supports the American Heart Association's mission that encourages undergraduate college students from all disciplines to consider research careers.
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Conference on College Composition and Communication Research Initiative
Application Deadline: September 1, 2021
The Conference on College Composition & Communication is inviting applications for its 2021-22 Research Initiative and seeks proposals aimed at investigating key challenges that face literacy, communication, rhetoric, and writing instructors and administrators in their classrooms and programs.
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Emergent Researcher Awards
Application Deadline: September 1, 2021
Through this program, grants will be awarded to projects with the potential to contribute to or affect discussions about literacy and writing instruction in and out of formal education. Topics and areas of interest include but are not limited to research that produces knowledge about language, literacy, communication, rhetoric, and the teaching, assessment, and technologies of writing at the postsecondary level; writing in organizations, communities, and/or cultures; transfer of writing ability across contexts; disciplinarity of writing studies/composition; historiography; assessment of writing and literacy; development of writers or writing abilities among different groups; and material and working conditions for writing instruction and their influence on teaching and learning.
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Engineering and Technology

American Gastroenterological Association
American Gastroenterological Association-Medtronic Pilot Research Award in Artificial Intelligence
Application Deadline: August 26, 2021
The award program will provide grants to independent investigators at any career stage in support of research of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it can be applied in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology, and/or endoscopy. Projects must focus on the development, implementation, or evaluation of AI for applications in gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology, and/or endoscopy. Proposals addressing health economics or quality improvement also will be considered. Applicants performing any type of basic, translational, and clinical research relevant to digestive disorders are eligible.
Department of Commerce
Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs
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 Energy
American-Made Solar Prize
This program seeks applications that intend to accelerate the development of technologies and solutions that will advance the solar industry; enable rapid prototyping of ground-breaking solar solutions and prove their viability; provide connections to a network of solar industry experts, fabricators, and developers; and connect entrepreneurs with the investor community to help solar businesses and technical solutions scale.
No deadlines for this competition have been formally announced at this time. Applicants are encouraged to preregister using the program website to receive notifications about submission guidelines. 

Department of Energy
Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute Roadmap Projects Request for Proposals
Application Deadline: August 3, 2021
This Request for Proposals (RFP) focuses on addressing challenges in sensing, control, analytics and predictive modeling technologies. The RFP also solicits ideas for college and university outreach and training strategies that will expand and diversify the clean-manufacturing workforce.
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships
American Academy in Berlin
Berlin Prize
Application Deadline: September 27, 2021
This program offers residential fellowships in Berlin to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester.
American Heart Association
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
The American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship enhances the training of postdoctoral applicants who are not yet independent. The applicant must be embedded in an appropriate investigative group with the mentorship, support, and relevant scientific guidance of a research mentor.
American Heart Association
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
Application Deadline: September 14, 2021
The American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship enhances the training of promising students in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists, or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global health and wellbeing.
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Fulbright Israel Postdoctoral Fellowships
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).
National Science Foundation
Dear Colleague Letter: National Science Foundation / National Natural Science Foundation of China Joint Research on Sustainable Regional Systems
Application Deadline: January 17, 2022
The goal of the Sustainable Regional Systems initiative is to fund convergent research and education that will advance sustainable regional systems science, engineering, and education to facilitate the transformation of current regional systems to enhance sustainability. This call is for research proposals from joint teams from the United States and China.
National Science Foundation
International Research Experiences for Students
The International Research Experiences for Students program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. This solicitation features two mechanisms: Track I focuses on the development of world-class research skills in international cohort experiences. Track II is dedicated to targeted, intensive learning and training opportunities that leverage international knowledge at the frontiers of research.

Track I proposals are due September 21, 2021; Track II proposals are due September 28, 2021.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Animal Health Systems Facilitating Trade within the African Union
Application Deadline: August 13, 2021
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) seeks to support provision of technical agricultural assistance in support of national and regional technical training, research, and outreach programs for Regional Economic Communities and Member States in the African Union to improve understanding of international standards; strengthen scientific collaboration; and harmonize Sanitary and Phytosanitary standards. FAS anticipates the recipient will undertake collaborative research and publicize scientific findings.
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Law, Justice, and Human Rights

Department of Defense
Data-led Governing: Raising the Bar for States' Criminal Justice Policy and Practice
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.
The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation
William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Grants
Application Deadline: September 1, 2021
These grants support: 1) historical monographs on major questions in American law and legal development, as well as biographies of important legal figures, 2) the publication of important legal documents in American History, and 3) the digitization of materials that are important to American legal history, particularly but not only materials from the late colonial or early national periods.

Libraries and Museums

American Institute for Conservation and Foundation for Advancement in Conservation
Collections Assessment for Preservation
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
The Collections Assessment for Preservation program provides small and mid-sized museums with partial funding toward a general conservation assessment. The assessment is a study of all of the institution's collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures relating to collections care. Participants who complete the program receive an assessment report with prioritized recommendations to improve collections care.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
This program supports the development of a diverse workforce of librarians and archivists in order to meet the information needs of their communities by enhancing the training and professional development of library and archives professionals; developing faculty and information leaders; and recruiting, educating, and retaining the next generation of library and archives professionals.

Required preliminary proposals are due September 24, 2021, with invited full proposals due March 25, 2022.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
This program supports projects that address critical needs of the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance practice in these professions to strengthen library and archival services for the American public. Successful proposals will generate results such as new models, new tools, research findings, services, practices, and/or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend and leverage the benefits of federal investment.

Required preliminary proposals are due September 24, 2021, with invited full proposals due March 25, 2022.

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.
Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation
Bridge Funding
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
Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation
Diagnostics Accelerator: Digital Biomarkers
The Diagnostics Accelerator is a partnership of funders dedicated to accelerating the development of affordable and accessible biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal degeneration, and other related dementias. The Diagnostics Accelerator supports research and development through translational research awards and access to consulting support from industry experts. The current request for proposals is soliciting projects to develop and validate digital biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 
Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation
Diagnostics Accelerator: Peripheral Biomarkers Program
Diagnostics Accelerator is a partnership of funders dedicated to accelerating the development of affordable and accessible peripheral biomarkers to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and to advance the development of personalized medicine. Through translational research awards and access to consulting support from industry experts, this program will challenge the research community to develop novel biomarkers from peripheral modalities. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 
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Mathematics and Physical Sciences

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.
ROSES 2021: Earth Science Applications: Water Resources
This program solicits proposals that develop and integrate NASA and other Earth science data and models into water resource management applications and decision support tools that can be sustained by operational partners or stakeholders. Primary focus areas are water resource management and decision-making related to drought, streamflow, water demand and supply including groundwater, water quality, climate impacts, and subseasonal-to seasonal water resource forecasting.

A required Step-1 proposal is due May 21, 2021. Step-2 proposals are due September 24, 2021.
ROSES 2021: Hot Operating Temperature Technology
This program supports the advanced development of technologies for the robotic exploration of high-temperature environments such as the Venus surface, Mercury, or the deep atmosphere of Gas Giants. The goal of the program is to develop and mature technologies that will enable, significantly enhance, or reduce technical risk for in-situ missions to high-temperature environments with temperatures of 500 degrees Celsius or higher for a period of at least 60 days.

Required Step-1 proposals are due June 1, 2021. Step-2 proposals are due August 3, 2021.
National Science Foundation
Algebra and Number Theory
Application Deadline: October 8, 2021
The Algebra and Number Theory program supports research in algebra, algebraic and arithmetic geometry, number theory, and representation theory. 
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National Institutes of Health
BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)
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.

Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
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.
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)
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.
NARMS Cooperative Agreement Program to Strengthen Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance in Retail Food Specimens (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
The purpose of this opporunity is to protect and promote public health by enhancing, strengthening and sustaining antibiotic resistance surveillance in retail food specimens within the NARMS program. The NARMS cooperative agreements is intended to improve the detection of antibiotic resistance among bacteria in food commodities, as well as expand to new sites to expand the scope of sampling.

An optional letter of intent is due April 3, 2020; April 1, 2021; and April 1, 2022 for the respective due dates of May 11, 2020; May 3, 2021; and May 2, 2022.
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Social Sciences

American Psychological Foundation
David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
Through this program, a single grant will be awarded in support of innovative basic or clinical research on anxiety and anxiety-related disorders conducted by a graduate student or early-career researcher.
National Institutes of Health
Addressing Health Disparities Among Immigrant Populations through Effective Interventions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
This opportunity supports research to design and implement effective interventions to enhance health advantages and reduce the health disparities among US immigrant populations.

Standard AIDS applications apply.
National Institutes of Health
Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01 Clinical trial not allowed)
This opportunity supports innovative research to understand factors uniquely associated with the immigration experience that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations.

Standard application due dates apply.
National Institutes of Health
BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
This opportunity supports efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative. Multi-disciplinary teams focused on key ethical issues associated with BRAIN Initiative-supported research areas are encouraged.

An optional letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due dates. Applications are due October, annually. See solicitation for details.
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Department of Transportation
FAA Aviation Research Grants Program
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.
Department of Transportation
National Center for Excellence for Rural Road Safety
Application Deadline: August 18, 2021
The primary mission of the Rural Safety Center is to facilitate training and educational exchange, as well as provide technology transfer and deployment to practitioners to improve the overall understanding of roadway safety data and analysis, safety effectiveness evaluations, and investment decision-making in the areas of rural safety and surface transportation safety.

A notification of interest is requested by 30 days prior to the submission deadline.


Office of Research and Economic Development
Visiting Scholar, Distinguished Lecturer and Symposia
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
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
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