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Miscellaneous

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NIOSH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (U13)
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=256754

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

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Department of Energy
Continuation for the Solicitation of the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
https://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2019/sc_foa_0001968.pdf
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. 
NIH
Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers (P40)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-006.html
This announcement encourages applications for national Animal Model, and Biological Material Resource Centers. These Centers provide support for special colonies of laboratory animals, as well as other resources such as informatics tools, reagents, cultures (cells, tissues, and organs), and genetic stocks that serve the biomedical research community in a variety of research areas on a local, regional, national and international basis. Support for Centers is limited to those that span the interests of two or more categorical NIH Institutes/Centers/Offices. This funding opportunity is designed to both support continuation of existing resources, and to develop new ones when appropriate. 

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
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Agriculture and Rural Development

USAID
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish
https://rfx.piestar.com/opportunities/fish/rfp/74
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish requests applications to support research for development in Feed the Future target and aligned countries. Areas of inquiry include advancing the productivity frontier, reducing and mitigating risk to fish production systems, and improving human outcomes.

A required concept paper is due May 24, 2019. Full proposals are due July 24, 2019.
USDA
AFRI: Foundational and Applied Science Program
https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-foundational-applied-science-program
The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Research-only, extension-only, and integrated research, education and/or extension projects are solicited.

Deadline dates vary. See solicitation for details.
USDA
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science
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: 1) Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; 2) Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; 3) Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; 4) Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; 5) Agriculture Systems and Technology; and 6) Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. 

Application due dates and letter of intent requirements vary by program area priority. See solicitation for details. 
USDA
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314379
This program seeks creative and visionary applications that take a systems approach, and that will significantly improve the supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food, while providing sustainable opportunities for expansion of the bioeconomy through novel animal, crop, and forest products and supporting technologies. 

Letters of Intent are required and due June 4, 2019. Proposals are due September 26, 2019.
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Arts and Humanities

American Academy in Rome
Rome Prize
http://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/procedure-requirements
The Rome Prize supports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. The fellowships include a stipend, meals, a bedroom with a private bath, and study or studio in Rome. 

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2019, but applications will also be accepted until November 15, 2019, for an additional fee.
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.
Center for Craft
Craft Research Fund
https://www.centerforcraft.org/grants-and-fellowships
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
This program supports the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. There are opportunities available for academic researchers, independent scholars, curators, and graduate students.
College Art Association
Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant
http://www.collegeart.org/programs/publishing-grants/terra-foundation
This program provides publication grants for book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a non-profit or commercial publisher. Manuscripts from U.S. publishers must be on a topic in American art that presents American art in an international context.

Required letters of intent are due September 15, 2019, with invited full proposals due December 15, 2019.
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Centers

Department of Justice
Establishment of a National Center on Restorative Justice
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316982
Application Deadline: August 12, 2019
This opportunity will establish the National Center on Restorative Justice for (1) educating and training the next generation of justice leaders; (2) supporting research focusing on how best to provide direct services to address social inequities, such as simultaneous access to substance abuse treatment and higher education; and (3) engaging and challenging undergraduate, Master's, and law students, in conjunction with criminal justice professionals, community members, educators, and social service providers, at the State, regional, and national level, aiming to broaden their understanding of justice systems and restorative approaches through a degree program, a summer institute, or short courses, while encouraging access to educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals.
NIH
AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-832.html
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of AIDS Research encourages applications for Center Core grants (P30) to support an HIV/AIDS Research Center (ARC). The ARC is intended to provide infrastructural support that facilitates the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission. This FOA intends to support innovative, interdisciplinary research in several areas, including basic, neurological (i.e., neuro-HIV), behavioral and social, integrated biobehavioral, applied, clinical, translational, and implementation science. 

Applications are due September 11, 2018; September 11, 2019; and September 11, 2020
NIH
Cardiovascular Developmental Biology Data Resource Center (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-20-017.html
Application Deadline: October 2, 2019
This opportunity supports the development of the Data Resource Center for the basic science component of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Bench to Bassinet Program. The goal of the Data Resource Center is to accelerate discovery of genetic etiology and biologic pathways associated with cardiovascular development and congenital heart disease by facilitating access to and querying of annotated data from cardiovascular development studies.

An optional letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due date. Applications are due October 2, 2019.
NIH
Center of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health (P01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-379.html
This announcement encourages the submission of applications that requires multi-project, synergistic collaboration between outstanding scientists that blends multiple research approaches by multi-disciplinary research teams. This Center of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health (CERCIH) program is designed to support three or more highly meritorious projects that can offer significant scientific advantages and "synergy" that could not be achieved by supporting the same projects as individual research grants. Each CERCIH must be focused on questions of high relevance to the mission of NCCIH.

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
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Conservation and the Environment

Department of the Interior
Recovery Implementation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314335
Application Deadline: September 3, 2019
This opportunity is intended for projects that will contribute to the recovery of U.S. Fish and Wildlife-managed endangered and threatened species in the United States, and is limited to projects carrying out actions described in a species' approved recovery document, for example: securing scientific information about endangered or threatened species, implementing restoration actions that will lead to delisting of a species, help prevent extinction of a species, or aid in the recovery of a species.
NSF
Critical Aspects of Sustainability
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505673
This program seeks to support basic research through core disciplinary programs aimed at improving the sustainability of resources for future generations while maintaining or improving current products in order to offer technologically-advanced, economically competitive, environmentally-benign, and useful materials to a global society. Proposals are submitted to the relevant core programs in participating divisions. See the program description for a complete list of participating divisions and their priorities. The due date for any proposal is the due date for submission to that program in that division. 
Surdna Foundation
Sustainable Environments Program
https://surdna.org/programs/sustainable-environments/
The Sustainable Environments Program supports the creation of just and sustainable communities in which low-wealth and communities of color have the power to self-determine the ownership, control, and stewardship of land and its infrastructure assets. Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.
The Belmont Forum
Research Funding Opportunity on Climate, Environment, and Health
http://www.belmontforum.org/opportunities/?utm_source=All+IWG&utm_campaign=280ac64e4a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_29_02_52&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8c0d3135f5-280ac64e4a-115382049
The Belmont Forum, in collaboration with Future Earth, is soliciting proposals to improve understanding of the pathways between climate, environment, and health to protect and promote human health and well-being in the face of climate challenges. Multilateral, inter- and transdisciplinary research projects will investigate where significant uncertainties exist that are barriers to action; address complex climate, ecosystem and health pathways to determine processes underlying causal links; and foster the use of scientific information and climate-related decision support tools to better inform planning and enhance resilience.
  
This is an international, transdisciplinary call for proposals with the aims to: foster global transdisciplinary teams of natural (including climate), health and social scientists and stakeholders to co-produce world-leading research; increase knowledge of the complex linkages and pathways between climate variability and change and associated impacts on the environment, on exposure pathways for health, and on human behaviour and well-being; and provide useful information, scientific evidence and effective tools to support policy and decision-making for planning across various timescales related to climate, environment and health.

Expressions of interest due by May 6, 2019. Full proposals due by July 23, 2019.

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Defense

Department of Defense
Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Research Award
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316554
Application Deadline: October 30, 2019
This award is intended to support highly creative and conceptually innovative high-risk research with the potential to accelerate critical discoveries or major advancements that will significantly impact military health and medicine. 

Pre-applications are due July 26, 2019.
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
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research, Therapeutic Idea Award
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310503
Application Deadline: July 25, 2019
The Therapeutic Idea Award is designed to promote new ideas aimed at drug or treatment discovery that are still in the early stages of development.
Department of Defense
Autism Research Program
https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/arp
Application Deadline: August 8, 2019
The Autism Research Program (ARP) is currently accepting applications for three award mechanisms: Clinical Trial Award, Idea Development Award, and Clinical Trial Translational Research 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 May 1, 2019.
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Education and Outreach

Blue Cross and Blues Shield of Nebraska
Grant Programs
https://www.nebraskablue.com/community/request-funding/
Several grant opportunities that support organizations and programs impacting health and wellness, human services, education, and diversity and inclusion across the state of Nebraska are available. These grant opportunities include:
  • General Giving Grants, which are focused on sponsorships and smaller program requests below $5,000. Applications are accepted quarterly on December 3, 2018; February 25, 2019; June 3, 2019; and September 9, 2019.
  • Fearless Grants, which support innovative and creative work across the state through larger requests of over $5,000. Applications are due January 28, 2019.
  • Active Event Grants, which support sponsorships of Omaha and Lincoln-area walks, runs, and bikes. Applications are due October 29, 2018.
Department of Education
Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-19/pdf/2019-13041.pdf
The purposes of these programs are to provide national leadership in expanding knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, (2) education outcomes for all learners from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education, and (3) employment and wage outcomes when relevant (such as for those engaged in career and technical, postsecondary, or adult education). 

Applications for the Education Research and Development Centers competition are due September 26, 2019. Applications for all other competitions are due August 29, 2019. See solicitation for details. 
Department of Education
Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Stepping-up Technology Implementation
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-05/pdf/2019-11641.pdf
Application Deadline: July 22, 2019
The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to (1) improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for children with disabilities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials to children with disabilities in a timely manner.
Department of Education
Innovative Rehabilitation Training Program
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-05/pdf/2019-14272.pdf
Application Deadline: August 14, 2019
The Innovative Rehabilitation Training program is designed to develop (a) new types of training programs for rehabilitation personnel and to demonstrate the effectiveness of these new types of training programs for rehabilitation personnel in providing rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities; (b) new and improved methods of training rehabilitation personnel so that there may be a more effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities by designated State rehabilitation agencies and designated State rehabilitation units or other public or non-profit rehabilitation service agencies or organizations; and (c) new innovative training programs for vocational rehabilitation professionals and paraprofessionals to have a 21st-century understanding of the evolving labor force and the needs of individuals with disabilities so they can more effectively provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. 

A notice of intent to apply is strongly encouraged. 
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Engineering and Technology

Department of Defense
Nuclear Command, Control and Communication
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLRRS/BAA-AFRL-RIK-2016-0011/listing.html
The Air Force Research Laboratory is soliciting white papers under this Broad Agency Announcement for research, development, integration, test and evaluation of technologies/techniques to advance the state of the art of the Air Force's nuclear command, control and communication capabilities. White papers will be accepted until September 30, 2020. Recommended due dates are March 1 of each fiscal year.
Department of Energy
Advanced Building Construction with Energy Efficient Technologies & Practices
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315574
Application Deadline: August 12, 2019
This opportunity supports research and development of solutions that can be applied to many segments of the building sector, including existing and new buildings, residential and commercial, and across multiple climate zones. The program is seeking applications aimed at developing deep energy retrofit and new construction technologies that holistically tackle a combination of envelope, heating, cooling, water heating, and ventilation issues, and hold appeal for both building owners and occupants. 

Concept papers are required and due June 10, 2019.
Department of Energy
Advanced Natural Gas Infrastructure Technology Development
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314927
Application Deadline: July 19, 2019
The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to solicit and competitively seek cost shared research applications for the development of tools, methods and/or technologies to cost effectively enhance the safety and efficiency of the nations natural gas production, gathering, storage and transmission infrastructure. Concept papers are required and due May 17, 2019.
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
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University
Belfer Center Fellowships
http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/fellowships/applying.html#eligible
Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
The Center offers both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships for one year and seeks applications from political scientists, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds. 
CEC ArtsLink
ArtsLink U.S. Fellowships
http://www.cecartslink.org/grants/artslink_projects/
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019
This program offers U.S.-based artists, arts managers, and curators an initial six-week residency in one of 37 eligible countries. The fellowship offers opportunities to then apply for co-production support for a related project with collaborators from the host country.
Department of Defense
Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowshop
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317172
Application Deadline: January 17, 2020
The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) program is sponsored by the Basic Research Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. VBFF supports innovative basic research within academia, as well as opportunities intended to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers for the defense workforce. This program seeks distinguished researchers for the purpose of conducting innovative basic research in areas of interest to the Department of Defense (DOD) and fostering long-term relationships between the VBFF Fellows and the DOD.

White papers are due August 16, 2019.
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International

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.

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: December 1, 2019
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.
National Archives and Records Administration
Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/archival.html
Application Deadline: October 3, 2019
This program supports projects that ensure online public discovery and use of historical records collections. Projects may preserve and process historical records to: 1) create new online Finding Aids to collections or 2) digitize historical records collections and make them freely available online.
National Archives and Records Administration
Public Engagement with Historical Records
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/engagement.html
Application Deadline: October 3, 2019
This program supports projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The program is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt.
National Archives and Records Administration
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/editions.html
This program seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, such as politics, law (including the social and cultural history of the law), social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience, or may be centered on the papers of major figures from American history.

The next two application deadlines are June 12, 2019, and October 3, 2019.

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.
DOD
Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297726&utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=cbe3e60740-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-cbe3e60740-212708225
The United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity invites applications for extramural medical research projects to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American service member at home and abroad, as well as to the general public at large. 

Required pre-proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 30, 2022. Full applications will be accepted after invitation only. 
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Request for Ideas for Clinical Measures to Improve Diagnosis
https://moore-patientcare.smapply.io/prog/request_for_ideas/
Application Deadline: August 2, 2019
The Gordon and Betty Moore foundation is soliciting proposals to develop innovative quality measures that promote excellence in diagnostic performance for three categories of disease - acute vascular events, infections and cancer. Proposals must include, at minimum, a proposed measure of diagnostic performance based on obtainable evidence in one or more of the three priority categories listed above. The expected work requires two interlinked activities: 1) development of the rationale for a measure and 2) operationalizing the measure into an algorithm that can undergo pilot (or proof-of-concept) testing.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative
https://symbiosis.smapply.io/prog/symbiosis_in_aquatic_systems_initiative_funding_opportunity_for_investigator_awards/
The Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is soliciting pre-applications for investigator awards. Their goal is to provide scientists with the resources and flexibility to pursue innovative, risky research that has high potential for significant conceptual and methodological advances in aquatic symbiosis. They anticipate the investigators will generate new technologies, resources, theory, natural history, and hypotheses to spark discovery in understanding aquatic organisms and their symbioses.

Pre-applications are due by June 3, 2019. Invited full proposals are due by September 16, 2019.
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Limited Submission Competitions

Brain Research Foundation
2020 Scientific Innovations Award
https://www.thebrf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-SIA-Guidelines.pdf
The Brain Research Foundation has invited eligible US academic institutions to nominate one senior faculty member (Associate and Full Professor) to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award. The Brain Research Foundation's Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.


If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by April 26, 2019. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/limited-submissions-funding-programs/ or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

Department of Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-topic Funding Opportunity Announcement
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaIdeaf73ef3-8146-47bd-9f99-a5d7af08a6b6
Application Deadline: August 29, 2019
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports federal investment in innovative, early-stage advanced manufacturing applied research and development projects that focus on specific high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges. The topics are aimed at foundational energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies that impact areas relevant to manufacturing processes (where energy costs are a determinant of competitive manufacturing) and broadly applicable platform technologies (the enabling base upon which other systems and applications can be developed). 

Concept papers are required and due June 20, 2019.

An entity may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for each subtopic area of this FOA.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by May 20, 2019. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/limited-submissions-funding-programs/ or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

Department of Energy
Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314249
Application Deadline: August 20, 2019
The Department of Energy identified two major high priority challenge areas where collaborative research and development (R&D) can help U.S. manufacturers remain resilient and globally competitive against cyberattacks: 1) Securing Automation and 2) Securing the Supply Chain Network. The Institute will pursue targeted early stage R&D that will focus on understanding the evolving cybersecurity threats to greater energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, developing new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and sharing information and knowledge to the broader community of U.S. manufacturers. In addition, the Institute will address the education and training needed for cyber-secure automated sensors that will enable greater manufacturing energy efficiency. Concept papers are required and due May 15, 2019.

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

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by April 15, 2019. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/limited-submissions-funding-programs/ or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

NEA
Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Program
https://www.arts.gov/program-solicitation-creative-placemaking-technical-assistance-program
Application Deadline: July 29, 2019
NEA plans to develop a Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Program to serve those undertaking creative placemaking activities. The primary goals for this program are to increase the likelihood that creative placemaking projects are both successful and catalytic, resulting in longer-term positive outcomes for their communities, and to broadly share program resources with the public so more communities are ready to take on effective creative placemaking activities. The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (i.e,. Cooperator) to implement the Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Program activities.

An organization may submit only one proposal under this program solicitation.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by June 10, 2019. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit http://research.unl.edu/limited-submissions-funding-programs/ or contact Tisha Mullen, tgilreathmullen2@unl.edu, (472-2894).

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Mathematics and Physical Sciences

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.
NASA
ROSES 2017: Land-Cover/Land-Use Change
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7b53BC4764-570A-05A6-0FC1-0FEA93AD036E%7d&path=open&utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=ef6712c15b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-ef6712c15b-212708225
The Land-Cover/Land-Use Change program develops interdisciplinary research combining aspects of physical, social, and economic sciences, with a high level of societal relevance, using remote sensing tools, methods, and data.

Notices of intent to propose are due April 3, 2017. Full proposals are due June 8, 2017.
NASA
ROSES 2019: Airborne Instrument Technology Transition
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={5BD4A125-3F0A-140C-EEFD-98C13AB6725B}&path=open
This announcement seeks to upgrade airborne remote sensing instruments developed under NASA's Instrument Incubator Program or by similar NASA or externally-supported programs or activities. This opportunity provides for engineering-focused activities leading to the integration of an instrument to an airborne platform that will ultimately be deployed as part of organized airborne science campaigns which typically involve multiple instruments and/or platforms. 

A mandatory Notice of Intent is due August 22, 2019. Proposals are due October 24, 2019.
NASA
ROSES 2019: Airborne Instrument Technology Transition
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={5BD4A125-3F0A-140C-EEFD-98C13AB6725B}&path=open
This announcement seeks to upgrade airborne remote sensing instruments developed under NASA's Instrument Incubator Program (IIP). The goal is to upgrade recently developed operating aircraft instruments coming from IIP or other such development programs that are not ready to be used in a Research and Analysis project to campaign-ready airborne configuration.

A mandatory notice of intent to submit is due August 28, 2019. Applications are due October 24, 2019.
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Social Sciences

Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
Hayek Fund for Scholars
https://theihs.org/funding/hayekfund/
This program supports students and faculty who are researching and teaching the ideas of liberty within the social sciences and humanities by funding a wide range of research- and career-advancing activities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
NIH
Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-021.html
This announcement invites research projects to improve understanding of the causes of high priority diseases in the United States and reducing/eliminating health disparities. Research is encouraged in the following high priority diseases within the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK: diabetes; obesity; nutrition-related disorders; hepatitis C; gallbladder disease; H. Pylori infection; sickle cell disease, specifically, studies in complications of sickle cell disease within the NIDDK mission areas; kidney diseases; urologic diseases; hematologic diseases, including studies in abnormal hemoglobin synthesis; metabolic diseases; gastrointestinal, hepatic, and renal complications from infection with HIV. Clinical trials are not permitted.

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
NIH
Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-284.html
The purpose of this announcement is to support innovative research to develop and implement effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations. 

Standard and AIDS application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
NIH
Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-043.html
The purpose of this announcement is to support innovative research to develop and implement effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations. 

Standard application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
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Transportation

Department of Transportation
Aviation Research and Development Grants
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=134953
Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
Department of Transportation
Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315743
Application Deadline: August 6, 2019
The Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration program's primary purpose is to fund projects that demonstrate innovative, effective approaches, practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the traveler's experience.  

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.
The Rural Drug Addiction Research Center

https://rdar.unl.edu/
The Rural Drug Addiction Research (RDAR) Center is soliciting applications for pilot funding through an NIH/NIGMS grant. To support Center projects, RDAR is founding the Longitudinal Networks Core Facility, which will recruit and retain a cohort of rural drug users from which RDAR projects will regularly collect data. The Rural Health Cohort (RHC) will provide a five-year longitudinal surveillance of 600 participants. 
The goal of the RDAR Center Pilot Program is to provide support to emerging scholars and promising research projects to acquire preliminary data necessary to apply for and obtain external federal funding. Successful applicants will receive up to $50,000 in direct costs for 1-2 year projects, as well as access to resources of the Center for professional development and project support.
Relevant Areas of Research:
• Work with the LNC and/or use the RHC longitudinal data, or
• Employ ODIN software in addiction-related research, or
• Contribute to basic science of addiction
• Contribute to the understanding of rural approaches in drug addiction treatment

Letters of intent are due by July 5, 2019. Full invited proposals are due by September 15, 2019.

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