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Miscellaneous

American Philosophical Society
Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology
https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewis-and-clark-fund-exploration-and-field-research-astrobiology
Application Deadline: February 16, 2021
This program provides grants to graduate students and postdoctoral and junior scientists who wish to participate in field studies for their theses or for other purposes in any area of interest to astrobiology.
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.
Department of the Interior
Preservation Technology and Training Grants
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330890
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
This program seeks to create better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections. Activities the program will support includes innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources.
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. 
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Agriculture and Rural Development

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
Liver Abscesses in Beef Cattle
https://foundationfar.org/grants-funding/opportunities/liver-abscesses-in-beef-cattle-call-for-letters-of-intent/
The International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture is soliciting research concepts on understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of, and developing new models for, liver abscesses in beef cattle. Applicants should describe how their research enhances responsible antibiotic use, reduces the potential for resistance, and/or provides actionable information that can be used by stakeholders.

Required letters of intent are due January 27, 2021. Invited full proposals are due February 17, 2021
Nebraska Wheat Board
Nebraska Wheat Board Request for Proposals
https://unl.box.com/s/lh2q11zt4j3ctcvg50b3qxljp7qzxfan
This opportunity requests proposals to increase both domestic and foreign consumption of wheat and wheat food products through marketing and research, as well as to help develop and maintain both domestic and export markets for the Nebraska wheat producer.

See link for Box folder containing solicitation and additional documentation outlining UNL-specific submission steps and requirements. In addition, please note the budget template included in the solicitation does not have updated fringe rates; please use the additional budget template available in the Box folder. When entering the budget in NUgrant for single or multi-year projects, only the current year request should be entered.

Proposals must be approved in NUgrant by all investigators and Unit Administrators by January 25, 2021.
North Central Regional Sun Grant Center
Sun Grant Program
https://www.sdstate.edu/north-central-regional-sun-grant-center/usda-nifa-funded-request-applications
This opportunity seeks multidisciplinary, multi-institutional teams for addressing critical challenges in the bioeconomy. The primary goals of this initiativeive are to address national energy and resource needs and establish a national bioeconomy through coordinated regional research, education, and Extension activities focused on agriculture and forest-based fuels, products (e.g., chemicals and materials) and power.

Required pre-proposals are due February 1, 2021. Invited proposals are due March 30, 2021.
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 Agricultural 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. 

Letter of intent deadlines and full proposal deadlines for FY 2021 and FY 2022 vary by program area priority. See solicitation for details. 
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Arts and Humanities

American Philosophical Society
Phillips Fund for Native American Research
https://amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips?elq=f2e97c4eab864a188267d5f4fc823013&elqCampaignId=2310&elqaid=7671&elqat=1&elqTrackId=148b207e75d84e0caaa11a76446fefd0
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
These grants support research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental United States and Canada.
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Dissertation Grants
http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/grants
Application Deadline: January 29, 2021
Dissertation Grants support predoctoral scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library's collections.
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.
Artist Support Grants
http://demingfund.org/apply-pd-11.php
This program provides artist support grants to individual feminist women. The next deadline, January 31, 2021, is for nonfiction and poetry.
Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation
Grants for Organizations
https://thomafoundation.org/grants/for-organizations/
This program supports projects that align with the Thoma Foundation's mission to challenge and shift perceptions, spark creativity, and connect people across cultures through the arts.

Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.
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Centers

Department of Commerce
Proposed Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330425
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
This opportunity invites applications for the establishment of a Cooperative Institute (CI) for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations. The proposed CI will conduct severe and high-impact weather research by improving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s understanding of severe storms.
Department of Defense
Center of Excellence (COE) Radiation Effect in Electronic Materials, Circuits, Devices, and Systems
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330128
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
The opportunity seeks to establish a Center of Excellence in Radiation Effects in Materials, Devices, Circuits, and Systems. The center will seek to discover the fundamental, underlying mechanisms that lead to degradation in device, circuit, and system performance, as well as a broad range of mitigation strategies.

White papers are highly encouraged and due January 7, 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)
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
Cellular Cancer Biology Imaging Research (CCBIR) Program (U54, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-21-002.html
Application Deadline: March 18, 2021
The National Cancer Institute invites applications for CCBIR Centers. The Centers will develop and test enabling imaging technologies at the cellular and organ scales driven by specific fundamental questions in cancer biology.

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

Department of Commerce
Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP)
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330398
Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
The mission of the National Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP) is to support the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch of fish and protected species and to reduce impacts to invertebrates.

Pre-proposals are required and due January 21, 2021.
Department of Commerce
Climate Program Office Extreme Heat Risk Initiative Competition
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330276
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
The Extreme Heat Risk Initiative is soliciting proposals for projects that support decision making in communities grappling with the health impacts of extreme heat by improving the climate information and services available to inform consideration, selection, and evaluation of actions, plans, programs, and policies to improve resilience to heat and mitigate health impacts in urban areas in the short- and long-term.

Letters of Intent are strongly encouraged and due January 8, 2021.
Department of Energy
Environmental System Science
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329897
Application Deadline: March 4, 2021
The goal of the Environmental System Science program is to advance an integrated, robust, and scale-aware predictive understanding of terrestrial systems and their interdependent biological, chemical, ecological, hydrological and physical processes.

Pre-applications are required and due December 17, 2020.
Department of Homeland Security
Fire Prevention and Safety Grant
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330884
Application Deadline: February 26, 2021
The purpose of this program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards by assisting fire prevention programs and supporting firefighter health and safety research and development.
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Coronavirus 2019

American Lung Association
COVID-19 and Emerging Respiratory Viruses Research Award
https://www.lung.org/getmedia/b2497781-9bc8-49a9-a37b-3123e13f3e12/2021-covid-19-and-emerging-respiratory-viruses-research-award-rfp.pdf
Application Deadline: February 18, 2021
The American Lung Association is seeking proposals to advance research against emerging respiratory pathogens like SARS-CoV-2. The Lung Association is interested in applications that address the following types of clinical, basic, translational, and population health questions: 1) A new understanding of the basic biology of respiratory viruses that could lead to better treatment and prevention; 2) Understanding host factors that alter response to these infections; 3) Understanding individual, regional, or social factors increasing or decreasing community spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses; and 4) Case tracking and epidemiological approaches to understanding COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. 
National Institutes of Health
Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-243.html
This opportunity aims to support research to strengthen the healthcare response to COVID-19, with a focus on the role and impact of digital health interventions [e.g., mobile health (mhealth), telemedicine and telehealth, health information technology (IT), and wearable devices] to address access, reach, delivery, effectiveness, scalability and sustainability of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects that are utilized during and following the pandemic, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.

Due dates vary. See solicitation for details.
National Institutes of Health
Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-178.html
This award provides an expedited funding mechanism for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is issuing this opportunity in response to the declared public health emergency issued by the Secretary, HHS, for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
National Institutes of Health
Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-177.html
This award provides an expedited funding mechanism for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is issuing this opportunity in response to the declared public health emergency issued by the Secretary, HHS, for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Defense

Department of Defense
2020 Broad Agency Announcement U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325483
Application Deadline: February 5, 2021
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas. The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes.
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
Breast Cancer Research Program
https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/bcrp
Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) is currently accepting applications for five award mechanisms: Breakthrough Award Levels 1 to 4, 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.
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Education and Outreach

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
ALISE Research Grant Competition
https://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=491
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
This program supports research broadly related to education for library and information science.
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Creating Opportunity & Independence
https://chnfoundation.org/creating-opportunity-and-independence/
This program provides support for organizations to provide programs and services designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury. Areas of focus include assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, and arts, sports, and recreation.

Required letters of intent are due February 1, 2021, followed by invited full proposals due April 23, 2021.
Department of Education
College Assistance Migrant Program
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-11-23/pdf/2020-25891.pdf
Application Deadline: January 22, 2021
The College Assistance Migrant Program supports projects that are designed to assist migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or immediate family members of such workers) who are enrolled or are admitted for enrollment on a full-time basis at an institution of higher education to complete their first academic year.
Department of Education
High School Equivalency Program
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-11-23/pdf/2020-25892.pdf
Application Deadline: January 22, 2021
The High School Equivalency Program supports projects that are designed to assist migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or immediate family members of such workers) to obtain the equivalent of a secondary school diploma and subsequently to gain improved employment, enter into military service, or be placed in an institution of higher education or other postsecondary education or training.
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Engineering and Technology

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Visual Proteomics Imaging
https://chanzuckerberg.com/rfa/visual-proteomics/
Application Deadline: February 17, 2021
The long-term goal of the request for proposals is to drive technology development aimed at visualizing proteins and their interactions inside the cell. Examples of research themes include but are not limited to hardware and software development designed to enhance contrast and resolution for electron tomography, high-resolution correlated light and electron microscopy (CLEM), and FIB-SEM; sample preparation improvements for electron tomography, or high-resolution CLEM approaches, and FIB-SEM; and software development or development of new computational techniques and algorithms for identifying protein molecules inside cells or segmenting cellular sub-structures.
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 Defense
Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency (RACER)
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329512
Application Deadline: January 28, 2021
The goal of the Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency (RACER) program is to develop and demonstrate new autonomy technologies that enable ground combat vehicles to maneuver in unstructured off-road terrain at speeds that are no longer limited by the autonomy software or processing time, but only by considerations of sensor limitations, vehicle mechanical limits, and safety.
Department of Energy
American-Made Solar Prize
https://americanmadechallenge.org/solarprize?utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=6860478f80-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-6860478f80-212708225
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. 

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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 College Health Foundation
College Well-Being Award
https://www.acha.org/ACHA/Foundation/Well-Being_Award.aspx
Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
Through this program, grants will be awarded to institutions of higher education to create or improve underlying campus infrastructure (e.g., networks, resources, tools, structures, coalition-building) in a manner that improves the well-being of students, as evidenced through creative programming and outcomes research initiatives.
American Heart Association
Career Development Award
https://professional.heart.org/en/research-programs/application-information/career-development-award?utm_source=researchinsiderdec2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=research+insider+dec+2020
Application Deadline: February 16, 2021
The American Heart Association Career Development Award supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals in the early years of first professional appointment to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training to assure the applicant's future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular disease research.
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International

Fulbright
Fulbright United States - France International Education Administrators Program
https://awards.cies.org/content/us-france-international-education-administrators-program-2
Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
The United States - France International Education Administrators Program enables U.S. higher education administrators to participate in a group seminar designed to familiarize U.S. administrators with France's higher education and research system. The program consists of briefings, campus visits, appointments with selected government officials, networking and cultural activities, and meetings with French international education professionals. 
Fulbright
Fulbright United States - Germany International Education Administrators Program
https://awards.cies.org/content/us-germany-international-education-administrators-program-2
Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
This group seminar is designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators from American universities, colleges, or community colleges with Germany's higher education system, society, and culture. Participants will have the chance to engage in discussions on recent challenges in German and U.S. higher education, to further their professional development, and to establish new partnerships. 
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.
U.S. Department of Education
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-01-14/pdf/2021-00757.pdf
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
The purpose of the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program is to promote, improve, and develop the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas. Projects may include either (1) short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or (2) long-term advanced intensive language programs.
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Law, Justice, and Human Rights

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329353
Application Deadline: March 22, 2021
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 (ACEs), including child abuse and neglect, teen dating violence, sexual violence, youth violence, youth/parent suicidal behavior, and exposure to adult intimate partner violence.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rigorous Evaluation of Policies for their Impacts on the Primary Prevention of Multiple Forms of Violence
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329352
Application Deadline: April 5, 2021
This program is soliciting research proposals to expand the evidence base for policy approaches for the primary prevention of multiple forms of violence experienced by children, youth, and adults. Policies that promote the social and economic well-being of populations and address community characteristics associated with violence have the potential to reduce rates of multiple forms of violence, including the four forms that are the focus of this announcement:  child abuse and neglect, youth violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence.

Letters of intent are requested by February 5, 2021.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (YVPCs): Rigorous Evaluation of Prevention Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Community Rates of Youth Violence
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329607
Application Deadline: April 21, 2021
This program is soliciting research proposals to expand the evidence base for the primary prevention of youth violence.
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.
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Libraries and Museums

Institute of Museum and Library Services and American Alliance of Museums
Museum Assessment Program (MAP)
https://www.aam-us.org/programs/accreditation-excellence-programs/museum-assessment-program-map/
Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
This program is designed to help museums assess their strengths and weaknesses, strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet standards through a one-year process of self-assessment, institutional activities, and consultative peer review with a site visit. MAP offers five different assessments to choose from: Organizational, Collections Stewardship, Education and Interpretation, Community and Audience Engagement, and Board Leadership.

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.
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
Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation
Drug Development Program
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/drug-development-program
The Drug Development Request for Proposals seeks to support in vivo preclinical studies that advance lead molecules developed for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to investigational new drug-enabling studies. 

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
Neuroimaging and Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarker Program
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/biomarkers
The aim of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to further develop and validate established biomarkers for which there is a clear clinical need in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This RFP prioritizes biomarkers with a defined context of use, a clear advantage over other relevant biomarkers, and a path to commercialization and/or clinical use. Specifically, this RFP focuses on 1) developing novel PET ligands for clinical trials; 2) supporting novel cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers; and 3) validating established MRI approaches in larger cohorts.

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 College of Sports Medicine
NASA Space Physiology Research Grants
https://www.acsm.org/acsm-membership/support-acsm-foundation/grants-and-financial-support/research-grants/nasa-space-physiology-research-grant
Application Deadline: January 22, 2021
Through this program, grants will be awarded to doctoral students in support of research in the area of exercise, weightlessness, and musculoskeletal physiology. 
Department of Energy
Atmospheric System Research
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329520
Application Deadline: January 27, 2021
This opportunity 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 December 16, 2020.
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
High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330132
Application Deadline: February 18, 2021
This program is generally directed at exploring the behavior of matter at extreme conditions of temperature, density, and pressure, including laboratory astrophysics and planetary science, structure and dynamic of matter at the atomic scale, laser-plasma interactions and relativistic optics, magneto hydrodynamics and magnetized plasmas, and plasma atomic physics and radiation transport.

Letters of intent are required and due December 20, 2020.
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NU-wide

National Strategic Research Institute
Independent Research and Development Program
https://nsri.nebraska.edu/irad
The purpose of this program is to develop strategic technical capabilities and competencies and enable science, technology and engineering in support of the United States Strategic Command, as well as the broader mission of combating weapons of mass destruction. See solicitation for specific focus areas.

Required Phase One proposals are due January 15, 2021. Invited Phase Two proposals are due March 15, 2021.


Nebraska Governance and Technology Center
Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Supplemental Research Awards
https://ngtc.unl.edu/supplemental-research-awards-call-statements-interest
This award will provide supplemental research funding to teams that are already engaged in active internally or externally funded research at the University of Nebraska. The goal of these supplements is to facilitate consideration of law and policy topics relating to ongoing research. Projects must be suitably technology related and articulate how law and policy intersect with the existing project.

A required Statement of Interest is due January 19, 20201. Invited proposals are due March 1, 2021. See solicitation for details.


Women Investing in Nebraska
Women Investing in Nebraska
https://womeninvestinginnebraska.org/grants/letter-of-inquiry/
This opportunity seeks out groups with innovative and bold solutions to the important issues Nebraskans face. Funding is intended to act as a catalyst for innovative and bold ideas. Grant seekers may contact Lori Shriner at 402-458-1209 or 800-432-3216 for more information.

 Required letters of inquiry are due by February 16, 2021.

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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.
NIH
NARMS Cooperative Agreement Program to Strengthen Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance in Retail Food Specimens (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-124.html
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 College Health Foundation
FirstRisk Advisors Initiatives in College Mental/Behavioral Health
https://www.acha.org/ACHA/Foundation/FirstRisk_Award.aspx
Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
Through the program, a single grant will be awarded to a creative initiative that advances prevention, an early intervention, or treatment for mental and behavioral health disorders among students. The goal of the initiative should be to reduce the risk of mental and behavioral illness and injury among college students and to enhance both individual and community health as a strategy to support student learning. 
American Psychological Foundation
Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford Grant
https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/blasey-ford?tab=1
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
Through the program, a grant will be awarded to a graduate student or early-career researcher in support of research focused on the understanding, prevention, and/or treatment of the consequences of exposure to traumatic events such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, and/or rape.
American Psychological Foundation
Trauma Psychology Grant
https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/trauma-psychology-grant?tab=1
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
Through the program, a single grant will be awarded in support of innovative work aimed at alleviating trauma.
Center for Retirement Research
Steven H. Sandell Grant Program
https://crr.bc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2021-Sandell-Guidelines.pdf
Application Deadline: January 31, 2021
The Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement or disability research and policy supports research on trends in disability; determining disability; requirements of work in the modern economy; informing long-term projections and models; improving communication and outreach; state and local pensions for non-covered workers; modernizing totalization agreements; economic security of SSA beneficiaries; work-activity retention of disabled beneficiaries with overpayments; and improving service delivery.
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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

Office of Research and Economic Development
Arts & Humanities Research Enhancement Program
https://unl.app.box.com/s/44scbdry7cdh4av3968t3ylnezcw0mju
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
This program is designed to foster research, scholarship, and creative activity in the arts and humanities to support excellence in these disciplines. This program provides seed money to help faculty achieve short-term goals that, in turn, increases their competitiveness for external grants and/or increases the societal impact of their work, to ultimately set the stage for larger projects.

Proposals must be fully routed in NuRamp by 5 p.m. on March 31, 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