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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 17, 2020
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.
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. 
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Agriculture and Rural Development

EPA
National Farmworker Training Program
https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/national-farmworker-training-program
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019
EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications for a cooperative agreement to support a National Farmworker Training Program. This program will develop national pesticide safety training, education, and outreach for farmworkers and their families in rural agricultural areas.
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.
American Council of Learned Societies
Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society
https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/Comparative-Perspectives-on-Chinese-Culture-and-Society
Application Deadline: November 6, 2019
ACLS invites proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective for collaborative work in China Studies. The program supports collaborative work of three types: planning meetings, workshops, and conferences. Proposals must include at least one scholar from Taiwan.
American Council of Learned Societies
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies
https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/Luce-ACLS-Program-in-China-Studies
Application Deadline: November 6, 2019
This program seeks to maintain the vitality of China studies in North America through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. The program offers three competitions:
  • Predissertation Travel Grants to China, for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation;
  • Early Career Fellowships, for pre-tenure scholars who are preparing their Ph.D. dissertation for publication or who are embarking on new research projects; and
  • Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants, for scholars of different disciplines to investigate texts that constitute essential points of entry to Chinese periods, traditions, communities, or events in contemporary or historical times.
American Council of Learned Societies
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs Collaborative Planning Grants
https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/Luce-ACLS-in-Religion-Journalism-International-Affairs-University-Grants
Application Deadline: November 13, 2019
This program aims to deepen public understanding of religion by advancing innovative scholarship on religion in international contexts and equipping individual scholars and institutions of higher education with the capacities to connect their work to journalism and the media and to engage audiences beyond the academy. Proposals are sought for collaborative projects hosted at U.S.-based accredited institutions of higher education with research and curricular strengths in journalism and communication and in humanistic and social science fields concerned with the study of global religions.
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Centers

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 Natural Product Drug interaction Research (U54 Clinical Trial Required)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-20-002.html
Application Deadline: November 22, 2019
This opportunity solicits applications for a Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research to provide leadership in the study of natural product drug interactions. The ultimate goals of this program are to 1) clearly establish the clinical relevance of pharmacokinetic interactions from a select number of natural products, and 2) provide guidance and leadership to the broader research community on how best to research metabolism mediated drug interactions involving complex natural products. See solicitation for details.

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

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. 
NSF
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER): New Urban Site
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505675
Application Deadline: June 15, 2020
The LTER program enables research to advance the understanding of long-term ecological dynamics, processes, and phenomena. It provides researchers a unique opportunity to obtain an integrated, holistic understanding of populations, communities, and ecosystems that is not possible through individual, short-term awards. With this solicitation, the LTER program is especially interested in how human activities in urban settings interact with natural processes to determine ecological outcomes over the long term. Thus, to enhance the scope and disciplinary breadth of the LTER Program, NSF invites proposals to establish a new urban LTER site.

Required preliminary proposals are due December 4, 2019
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.
USDA
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1USsZRXg5cxIwcBBB32EO1mOBEyf_Qd5Z/view?usp=sharing
Application Deadline: December 3, 2019
The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) promotes coordination of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) activities with partners that offer value-added contributions to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Through RCPP, NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners to implement projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to conservation challenges and provide measurable improvements and outcomes tied to the resource concerns they seek to address.

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
Breast Cancer Research Program
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/bcrp
Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) is currently accepting applications for seven award mechanisms: Breakthrough Award Levels 1 to 4, Breakthrough Fellowship Award, Distinguished Investigator Award, Era of Hope Scholar Award, and Innovator Award. The BCRP challenges the scientific community to design research that will address the urgency of ending breast cancer. Specifically, the BCRP seeks to accelerate high-impact research with clinical relevance, encourage innovation and stimulate creativity, and facilitate productive collaborations. Pre-applications are required. Deadlines vary by award mechanism.
Department of Defense
Chronic Pain Management Research Program
https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/cpmrp
Application Deadline: December 6, 2019
The Chronic Pain Management Research Program supports research on opioid-alternative or non-addictive methods to treat and manage chronic pain. The program is currently accepting applications for two award mechanisms: Investigator-Initiated Research Award and Translational Research Award.

Preapplications are due Sept. 13, 2019.
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Education and Outreach

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 Transportation
National Summer Transportation Institute
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308558
The National Summer Transportation Institute Program creates awareness and stimulates interest in middle and high school students about educational and career opportunities in transportation. 

This is a multiyear solicitation for FY 2018 thru FY 2020. The closing date each year will be as promulgated by the applicable State's Federal Highway Administration Division Office for each State or Territory, but no later than the 1st business day after November 30th.
NIH
Cancer Research Education Grants Program - Courses for Skills Development (R25)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-477.html
The goal of this NCI R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. This announcement will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development. Applications are encouraged that propose innovative, state-of-the-art programs that address the cause, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of cancer; rehabilitation from cancer; or the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

Standard and AIDS application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
NIH
Cancer Research Education Grants Program - Curriculum or Methods Development (R25)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-476.html
The goal of this NCI R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. This announcement will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Curriculum or Methods Development. Applications are encouraged that propose innovative, state-of-the-art programs that address the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer; rehabilitation from cancer; and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

Standard and AIDS application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
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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
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. 

Department of Energy
Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Site Characterization and CO2 Capture Assessment
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320538
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Projects selected under this opportunity shall perform the following key activities: complete a detailed site characterization of a commercial-scale carbon dioxide storage site (50 million metric tons of captured carbon dioxide within a 30 year period); apply and obtain an underground injection control class VI permit to construct an injection well; complete a carbon dioxide capture assessment; and perform all work required to obtain a National Environmental Policy Act determination for the site.
Department of Energy
Performance-based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, and Risk Management (PERFORM)
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320757
Application Deadline: October 28, 2019
The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) invites applications to the Performance-based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, and Risk Management (PERFORM) program. Applicants should propose methods to quantify and manage risk at the asset level and at the system level. At the asset level, ARPA-E envisions the design of a risk score or measure that clearly communicates the physical delivery risk of an asset's offer, similar to the role a credit score plays in determining the creditworthiness of an individual. At the system level, ARPA-E envisions the design of grid management systems that endogenously capture uncertainty and evaluate and hedge the system risk position to meet or exceed a baseline system risk index. The anticipated outcome of PERFORM is a transformative and disruptive risk-driven grid management paradigm that optimally utilizes all assets (including emerging technologies) to reduce costs and improve reliability.
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships



https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=9372
A Blade of Grass
Fellowship Program
http://www.abladeofgrass.org/fellowship-program/#how-to-apply
Application Deadline: October 16, 2019
This fellowship program is meant to support courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize people to participate in and sustain long-term social change work.
American Academy in Berlin
Berlin Prize
http://www.americanacademy.de/apply/apply-for-a-fellowship/
Application Deadline: September 23, 2019
This program offers residential fellowships to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester.
American Antiquarian Society
AAS-NEH Long-Term Fellowships
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/nehfellowship.htm
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
These residential fellowships provide support for four to twelve months of study at the American Antiquarian Society collections to persons who have already completed their formal professional training.
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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.
Department of Justice
An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319173
Application Deadline: October 4, 2019
This initiative focuses on developing academic-based, transdisciplinary crisis intervention training to educate, train, and prepare law enforcement officers so that they are equipped to appropriately interact with people who have mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities in the course of completing their job responsibilities.

Libraries and Museums

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/laura-bush-21st-century-librarian-program
This program supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by enhancing the training and professional development of librarians and archives professionals, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians and archive professionals.

Required preliminary proposals are due September 27, 2019, with invited full proposals due March 30, 2020.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-empowered-professional-development-opportunities-museum-staff
Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
This program supports projects to strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public through professional development activities that cross-cut various departments to generate systemic change within the museum.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Museums for America
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-america
Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
This program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-libraries
This program supports projects that enhance the quality of library and archive services nationwide by advancing theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

Required preliminary proposals are due September 27, 2019, with invited full proposals due March 30, 2020.
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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.
BrightFocus Foundation
National Glaucoma Research Grant
https://www.brightfocus.org/grants/request-proposal-fy20-national-glaucoma-research-program
Application Deadline: November 8, 2019
The BrightFocus foundation is soliciting proposals from U.S. and international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of glaucoma. Preference will be made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Applicants to this program are encouraged to apply for funding to create tools that would benefit all investigators in the field, including animal models of disease, or cell lines. 
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. 
Library of Congress
Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
https://www.loc.gov/programs/john-w-kluge-center/chairs-fellowships/chairs/blumberg-nasa-chair-in-astrobiology/
Application Deadline: December 1, 2019
This program supports the exploration of issues surrounding life's future in the universe, for humans and other species, on Earth and beyond. One researcher is appointed annually to be in residence at The John W. Kluge Center, to make use of the Library of Congress collections, as well as to convene programs that ensure the subject of astrobiology's role in culture and society receives considered treatment each year in Washington, D.C.
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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).

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Moore Inventor Fellows
https://www.moore.org/initiative-strategy-detail?initiativeId=moore-inventor-fellows&utm_source=2018Nominations&utm_medium=mailchimp
Application Deadline: December 13, 2019
This competition seeks to identify outstanding early-stage inventors who harness science and technology solutions to enhance scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.  

UNL has been invited to nominate two individuals for the 2020 competition.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by September 23, 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).

Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program
https://jnj-wistem2d.smapply.io/prog/2020_jj_wistem2d_scholars_award_program/
Application Deadline: October 3, 2019
The Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award supports women pursuing research in STEM2D (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, & Design). This award aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers in each of the STEM2D disciplines. An institution may support one applicant per STEM2D discipline (six applicants in total). When completing an internal notification of intent (see instructions below), please indicate your discipline. 

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by September 11, 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
Sound Health Network
https://www.arts.gov/program-solicitation-sound-health-network
Application Deadline: November 19, 2019
In response to the need for a trans-disciplinary network of researchers and practitioners to promote knowledge about music's role in brain development and health and wellness across the lifespan, NEA will establish the Sound Health Network to connect relevant subject matter experts (individuals and organizations) and other appropriate entities together in order to leverage and inform each other's work. The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (the "Cooperator") to coordinate the Sound Health Network.

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 September 3, 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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Network of Modeling Centers to Improve Evidence Base for Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Prevention and Control
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318798
Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
The purpose of this opportunity is to support applied research that will develop, advance, and apply mathematical models to investigate the utility and impact of prevention and control strategies for seasonal and pandemic influenza, including vaccination and treatment.
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
NASA Nebraska EPSCoR Statewide Proposal Competition
https://nespacegrant.infoready4.com
The goal of this program is to provide seed funding that will enable states to develop an academic research enterprise directed toward long-term, self sustaining, nationally competitive capabilities in aerospace research. Each funded project is expected to establish research programs that will make significant contributions to the strategic research and technology priorities of NASA, and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the state.

A required letter of intent is due by September 16, 2019. Proposals are due by October 14, 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.
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NU-wide Funding Opportunities

Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseased through Dietary Molecules
NPOD Project Leader Request for Applications
https://cehs.unl.edu/npod/project-leader-rfa-2019/
The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules (NPOD) is seeking to identify a new cohort of project leaders. NPOD builds research infrastructure in obesity research and nutrient signaling at UNL and UNMC and any UNL or UNMC faculty at all ranks are eligible to apply. The proposed research must focus on obesity-related metabolic diseases, or signaling by nutrients or bioactive food compounds

Letters of intent are due September 15, 2019. Full proposals are due November 15, 2019.
Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases
NPOD Pilot Grant
https://cehs.unl.edu/npod-pilot-grant-rfa-2019/
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) is soliciting applications for its pilot grant competition. The primary objective of this pilot grant program is to stimulate research in the area of obesity research and/or signaling by nutrients or bioactive food compounds, and to enhance competitiveness in obtaining external support. NPOD is particularly interested in projects that make use of NPOD's research core facility. It is expected that the majority of pilot grant awards will be for wet lab research, but applications with a focus on bioinformatics or translational activities are also encouraged. 
Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases
NPOD Seed Grant
https://cehs.unl.edu/npod/npod-seed-grant-rfa-2019/
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) invites applications for its seed grant competition. The primary objective of this seed grant program is to stimulate research in the area of obesity research and/or signaling by nutrients or bioactive food compounds, and to enhance competitiveness in obtaining external support. NPOD is particularly interested in projects that make use of NPOD's research core facility. It is expected that the majority of seed grant awards will be for wet lab research, but applications with a focus on bioinformatics or translational activities are also encouraged.
Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD)
Revision Grants
https://cehs.unl.edu/npod/npod-revision-grant-rfa-2019/
NPOD is soliciting proposals for up to $50,000 in its revision grants program. NPOD will provide funding for a grant application that was submitted to a federal agency or external foundation and received a highly favorable score by the review panel. The primary objective of this revision grant program is to generate additional preliminary data that will help to get a revised grant application funded. Research supported by this program must be in the area of obesity research and/or signaling by nutrients or bioactive food compounds.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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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

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.

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