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Miscellaneous

Department of Energy
Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335970
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, Nuclear Physics, Isotope R&D and Production, and Accelerator R&D and Production. This opportunity is a broad, open solicitation that covers all of the research areas in the Office of Science and is open throughout the Fiscal Year.
DOD
Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d8bfeaf2e38a1e4aeb9908190fc2e0f2&tab=core&_cview=1
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is soliciting research proposals in areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities for two specific branches: 1) engineering and information sciences and 2) physical and biological sciences. 

Proposals will be evaluated as received on an open basis. 
Les Paul Foundation
Grant Program
https://www.les-paul.com/the-foundation/#grants
The Les Paul Foundation awards grants for: (1) programs and projects that encourage innovation in music production and/or performance and to innovative STEM and STEAM programs for students and others in challenging situations and (2) medical research related to curing tinnitus and hearing impairment issues.

The next two deadlines are January 15, 2022, and September 15, 2022.
National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Health Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
https://grants.nih.gov/2021-nih-virtual-seminar.htm
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will offer a virtual seminar on program funding and grants administration from Monday, November 1 - Thursday, November 4, 2021. The virtual seminar will provide an opportunity for investigators and administrators to engage in: 1) four days of sessions with live and simu-live sessions, as well as an on-demand video library; 2) three tracks designed around grants policies, processes, case-studies, and Q&As; 3) live one-on-one chats with NIH experts on the grants process and policies; and 4) downloadable resources to reuse and/or share with others. 

Registration will be free of charge. Visit the Save the Date page and sign up to be notified when registration opens. 
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Agriculture and Rural Development

Department of Commerce
FY 2021 - 2023 Economic Development Research and Evaluation (R&E) and National Technical Assistance (NTA) Programs
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332576
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) provides strategic investments on a competitive merit basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this opportunity, EDA solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support research and technical assistance projects under EDA's Research and Evaluation (R&E) and National Technical Assistance (NTA) programs.
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research
https://foundationfar.org/grants-funding/opportunities/rapid-outcomes-from-agricultural-research/
The Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) program deploys urgent funding to support research and outreach in response to emerging or unanticipated threats to the nation's food supply or agricultural systems.

The ROAR program is open year-round to eligible applicants.
Herman Frasch Foundation
Herman Frasch Foundation Grants
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/grants/frasch.html
Application Deadline: November 5, 2021
The purpose of the Foundation is to award grants to nonprofit incorporated institutions to support research in the field of agricultural chemistry which will be of practical benefit to the agricultural development of the United States. Supported research is primarily chemical or biochemical in nature. Projects which focus on nutrition, agronomy, genetics, or entomology are not usually favored. Proposals must provide opportunities for training students at the graduate, undergraduate, and/or postdoctoral levels.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Business Development Grant
https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs/rural-business-development-grants
Application Deadline: February 28, 2022
The purpose of the program is to promote economic development and job creation projects through the awarding of grant funds to eligible entities. Applications will compete in two separate categories, business opportunity grants and business enterprise grants, for use in funding various business and community projects that serve rural areas.

Arts and Humanities

American Academy in Rome
Rome Prize
https://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize
The Rome Prize supports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities for artists and scholars in the early and middle stages of their careers. The fellowships include a stipend, meals, a bedroom with a private bath, and a private workspace in Rome.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2021, but applications will also be accepted until November 15, 2021, for an additional fee.
American Council of Learned Societies
ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grants
https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/ACLS-Sustaining-Public-Engagement-Grants
Application Deadline: December 7, 2021
These grants are designed to repair the damage done to publicly engaged humanities projects and programs by the social and economic disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic.
American Council of Learned Societies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Buddhism Public Scholars
https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/The-Robert-H-N-Ho-Family-Foundation-Program-in-Buddhist-Studies
Application Deadline: January 11, 2022
This programs places recent recipients of the PhD in professional positions at museums and publications that present and interpret knowledge of Buddhist traditions. The selected Buddhism Public Scholars will use their academic knowledge and professional expertise to bolster the capacity of museums and publications in the area of Buddhist art and thought in all traditions and locations in which Buddhism is practiced.
American Council of Learned Societies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/The-Robert-H-N-Ho-Family-Foundation-Program-in-Buddhist-Studies#np
Application Deadline: January 11, 2022
These grants are awarded to institutions of higher education to support new teaching positions in Buddhist studies.
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Centers

Department of Commerce
Competition for a Cooperative Institute to Support Water Resources
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335957
Application Deadline: November 29, 2021
The proposed Cooperative Institute will help advance science and services which transform National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s ability to inform routine, high value and event-driven, high impact decisions related to water. The Cooperative Institute will conduct research under the following themes: (1) Expansion and improvement of water resources prediction capabilities; (2) Advancement and acceleration of water resources modeling; (3) Advancement and augmentation of hydroinformatics; and (4) Application of social, economic, and behavioral science to water resources.
Department of Education
National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities Program
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-09-22/pdf/2021-20496.pdf
Application Deadline: October 22, 2021
The purpose of this program is to support a National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities to provide technical assistance and information on best and promising practices for students with disabilities as they transition to or attend postsecondary education. 
Department of Energy
University-Based Cybersecurity Centers
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335907
Application Deadline: December 8, 2021
This opportunity seeks to establish a network of university-based, regional electric power cybersecurity centers. These centers should address interrelated research and development challenges of cybersecurity and critical energy infrastructure, while considering the distinctive characteristics of each region's electricity system, network of infrastructure, and workforce expertise.

Concept papers are due October 13, 2021.
Department of Transportation
FAA Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261670
Application Deadline: September 15, 2022
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to competitively select a Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) within the next year. The COE will be a geographically disbursed consortium of the FAA, university partners and their affiliates selected by the FAA Administrator to conduct UAS related research, education and training while working jointly on issues of mutual interest and concern.

Notifications of intent to submit are due August 22, 2021.
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Conservation and the Environment

Department of Commerce
Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335585
Application Deadline: November 19, 2021
The focus of this opportunity is on research and development topics related to the improvement of weather, water, and climate services to
historically underserved and socially vulnerable communities.

Letters of Intent are due September 30, 2021.
Department of Commerce
Integrated Research on Coastal and Ocean Acidification and Harmful Algal Blooms
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335480
Application Deadline: January 19, 2022
This solicitations seeks research that addresses the interaction between coastal and ocean acidification and harmful algal blooms.

Letters of Intent are required and due October 14, 2021.
Department of Commerce
Regional Integrated Science and Assessments
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335881
Application Deadline: January 11, 2022
The Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) program builds relationships that help local decision-makers and researchers collaborate on adapting to climate change. Through regionally-focused and interdisciplinary research and engagement teams, RISA expands the Nation's capacity to adapt and become resilient to extreme weather events and climate change.

Letters of Intent are strongly encouraged and due October 19, 2021.
Department of Commerce
Weather Program Office Research Programs
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335428
Application Deadline: November 17, 2021
This solicitation seeks weather, atmospheric composition, and earth system modeling and observations research reflecting multiple science objectives spanning time scales from hours to seasons, and from weather and water observations and earth system modeling to fire weather and social, behavioral, and economic science. This six grant competitions include: 1) Fire Weather & Atmospheric Composition (FWAC), 2) Climate Testbed (CTB), 3) Weather Testbeds, 4) Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI), 5) Subseasonal-to-Seasonal (S2S), and 6) Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment in the United States (VORTEX-USA).

Letters of Intent are required and due September 14, 2021.
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Coronavirus 2019

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

Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2021, with priority consideration given to applications received before July 31, 2021
National Institutes of Health
Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-213.html
The purpose of this opportunity is to advance research on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and associated mitigation efforts on individual, family, and community behavior and on how subsequent economic disruption affects health-related outcomes, with close attention to underserved and vulnerable populations. This opportunity solicits applications for individual population research projects that will be linked to a Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium Coordination Center (SBECCC) to foster collaboration and synergies across consortium member projects.

An optional letter of intent is due May 9, 2021 and October 8, 2021 for the respective application due dates of June 9, 2021 and November 8, 2021.
National Institutes of Health
Notice of Special Interest: The Impact of COVID-19 on Mission Specific Sensory and Communication Disorders
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-dc-20-008.html
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) invites applications for research on COVID-19 in relation to NIDCD's scientific programs of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech and language. See Notice for encouraged areas of COVID-19-related research.

Defense

Department of Defense
AFRL Space Vehicles and Directed Energy University Assistance Instruments
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311454
Application Deadline: December 19, 2023
This program funds directed energy  and space vehicles-related basic, applied, and advanced research projects that are of interest to the Department of Defense. The scope of the research will include the entire spectrum of SV and RD technology that is applicable to the Air Force, including all peripherally-related space vehicle and directed energy research.
Department of Defense
Airman Readiness Medical Research Hybrid Broad Agency Announcement
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327332
Application Deadline: April 30, 2026
This opportunity solicits White Papers with the focus of conducting medical research in support of optimizing of the warfighter by enabling, enhancing, restoring, and sustaining the Airman to more effectively execute the Air Force mission.
Department of Defense
Arcadia
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335653
Application Deadline: December 15, 2021
The Arcadia program seeks to develop "probiotics" for military material using microorganisms that naturally occur on Department of Defense (DOD) assets to build protective communities. These probiotics will generate robust and beneficial coatings that prevent corrosion, decrease drag, or inhibit the growth of black mold on DOD assets.
Department of Defense
Assessing Immune Memory
https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=16086
Application Deadline: October 26, 2021
This program seeks to develop a platform capability to predict immune memory informed by a systems-level view of the host response to vaccination and its mechanisms.

Abstracts are due September 13, 2021.
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Education and Outreach

Army Educational Outreach Program-Technology Student Association
Unite
https://uofnelincoln-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/mdwyer4_unl_edu/ES9W3J3uyXRHjSzEqp1h4bgBx9XDaP8iX2apsRXC45kI_w?e=j0GdF3
Application Deadline: December 3, 2021
Unite is a pre-collegiate, academic, summer program for rising 9th through rising 12th grade students from groups historically underserved and underrepresented in STEM. The program is designed to encourage and help prepare students to pursue college-level studies and, ultimately, careers in engineering and related STEM fields. The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to solicit entities to serve as 2022 and 2023 (a two-year cycle) Unite host sites.
National Institutes of Health
Cancer Research Education Grants Program - Courses for Skills Development (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-278.html
The overarching goal of this 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. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this opportunity will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences. 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, in order to advance the National Cancer Institute mission.

Standard application due dates apply. See solicitation for details.
National Institutes of Health
Cancer Research Education Grants Program - Courses for Skills Development (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-066.html
This opportunity supports 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 application due dates apply.
National Institutes of Health
Cancer Research Education Grants Program - Curriculum or Methods Development (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-065.html
This opportunity supports 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, or treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, or the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

Standard application due dates apply.
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Engineering and Technology

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Department of Defense
Hardening Development Toolchains Against Emergent Execution Engines
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335831
Application Deadline: March 21, 2022
This program will explore novel approaches that use formal verification methods and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-aided program models, analyses, and logics to develop practical tools to anticipate, isolate, and mitigate emergent execution engines throughout the entire software development lifecycle in order to disrupt the patterns of robust, reliable, and composable exploit primitives that empower attackers.
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
Energy and Carbon Optimized Synthesis for the Bioeconomy
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328993
Application Deadline: October 26, 2020
This funding opportunity seeks submissions to establish new technologies to significantly improve the carbon efficiency of bioconversion platforms through the accommodation of external reducing equivalents.

Concept papers are due October 26, 2020.
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships



https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=9372
American Antiquarian Society
AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowships
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/nehfellowship.htm
Application Deadline: January 15, 2022
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.
American Antiquarian Society
Short-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/acafellowship.htm
Application Deadline: January 15, 2022
These visiting academic research fellowships are offered to scholars holding a Ph.D., doctoral candidates who are engaged in dissertation research, and others holding a recognized terminal degree appropriate to their area of proposed research (e.g., a master's degree in library science or a M.F.A.) for one to two months of study at the American Antiquarian Society collections.
American Association of University Women
American Fellowships
https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/american/
Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
The American Association of University Women is inviting applications for its American Fellowships program, which will provide grants in support of women scholars who are working to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. American Fellowships are open to women scholars in all fields of study, and three categories of awards are supported through the program: (1) American Dissertation Fellowships; (2) American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships; and (3) American Short-Term Research Publication Grants.
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Grand Challenges

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition
https://research.unl.edu/grandchallenges/grand-challenges-rfp/
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln community has identified seven grand challenge thematic areas in which to focus its expertise and resources, as outlined in the N2025 Strategic Plan. The Chancellor's Office and the Office of Research and Economic Development have committed $40 million over four years to invest in strategic, goal-based solutions.

Two types of support are available through the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition: planning grants, for which proposals must describe the teaming, ideation, and development activities necessary for collaborative groups to coalesce around one or more of UNL's grand challenge themes; and catalyst awards, for which proposals must describe a plan of work for implementing a goal-based project developed in response to one or more of UNL's grand challenge themes.

A required notice of intent to submit is due on the last day of February annually. See solicitation for details.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Grand Challenges Community-Building Events
https://research.unl.edu/grandchallenges/
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln community has identified seven grand challenge thematic areas in which to focus its expertise and resources, as outlined in the N2025 Strategic Plan. Members of the university community are charged with imagining how their areas of research, scholarship,  or creative activity intersect with these challenges and what specific opportunities within these areas they could work across disciplines to help solve. To support this process, community-building events have been organized to provide a forum for collaborating across disciplines to start identifying potential research goals. For each grand challenge theme, individuals may register for an in-person or virtual event. Individuals are welcome to attend events for any challenge of interest to them. For in-person events, a box lunch is provided.

See the Grand Challenges webpage for community-building event themes, times, and registration links.

International

Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research
Global Climate-Smart Practices Assessment
https://foundationfar.org/grants-funding/opportunities/global-climate-smart-practices-assessment/
Application Deadline: November 3, 2021
The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research and Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture invite institutions to submit a written proposal to provide analyses that increase understanding of the climate-smart agriculture policy ecosystem and implementation across India, Kenya, and Bangladesh. This request seeks information on key climate-smart agriculture trends and country-specific case studies on incentive mechanisms and their effectiveness in these countries.
Fulbright
United States-Korea International Education Administrators Program
https://awards.cies.org/content/us-korea-international-education-administrators-program-2
Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
The United States-Korea International Education Administrators Award is open to individuals involved directly with students in the promotion of international education, either through higher education institutions or non-profit exchange organizations in the United States. The program offers two weeks of guided exposure to the Korean higher education system. Participants visit colleges and universities, as well as government and private sector agencies, and meet with relevant personnel in order to become acquainted with the philosophy, organization, and management of Korean higher and international education programs. Cultural excursions supplement professional and academic visits.
National Institutes of Health
Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-303.html
This opportunity supports exploratory/developmental research applications that propose to study the development, validation, feasibility, and effectiveness of innovative mobile health interventions or tools specifically suited for low- and middle-income countries that utilize new or emerging technology, platforms, systems, or analytics.

An optional letter of intent is due October 16, 2021, and October 15, 2022, for the respective application due dates of November 15, 2021, and November 15, 2022.
National Science Foundation
Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations
https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/accelerating-research-through-international-network-network-collaborations
Application Deadline: October 10, 2021
The goals of the Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program are to accelerate the process of scientific discovery and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multiteam international collaborations. The AccelNet program supports strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and educational resources to tackle grand research challenges that require significant coordinated international efforts. The program seeks to foster high-impact science and engineering by providing opportunities to cooperatively identify and coordinate efforts to address knowledge gaps and research needs.
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Law, Justice, and Human Rights

Department of Defense
Data-led Governing: Raising the Bar for States' Criminal Justice Policy and Practice
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
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, 2021
This program supports projects that use the transformative power of professional development and training to generate systemic change within museums of all types and sizes.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Museums for America
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-america
Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
This program supports museums of all sizes and disciplines in strategic, project-based efforts to serve the public through exhibitions, educational/interpretive programs, digital learning resources, professional development, community debate and dialogue, audience-focused studies, and/or collections management, curation, care, and conservation.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Museums
http://imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-museums
Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
This program supports projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public.

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
Diagnostics Accelerator: Digital Biomarkers
https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/digital-biomarkers
The Diagnostics Accelerator is a partnership of funders dedicated to accelerating the development of affordable and accessible biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal degeneration, and other related dementias. The Diagnostics Accelerator supports research and development through translational research awards and access to consulting support from industry experts. The current request for proposals is soliciting projects to develop and validate digital biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. 

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

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

Department of Energy
Atmospheric System Research
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335931
Application Deadline: January 11, 2022
The Atmospheric System Research program 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 November 3, 2021.
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
Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335488
Application Deadline: February 9, 2022
This program seeks to support research and development that align with the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's  mission to advance U.S. nuclear power in order to meet the nation's energy needs.

Letters of Intent are due September 9, 2021.
Department of Energy
Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335462
Application Deadline: November 11, 2021
This program seeks to support university-based infrastructure and research and development in key nuclear energy program-related areas: Fuel Cycle Research and Development; Reactor Concepts Research, Development and Demonstration; and Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation.
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NU-wide

Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network
Heart and Vascular Research Pilot Grant
https://uofnelincoln-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/wstewart-silver2_unl_edu/ESKNtQ5UFy9FupyMR0HiPcYBLYfZbGxyjzuBuZX5VBkh3g?e=D010DL
This opportunity provides funds to support cardiovascular clinical and translational research pilots. Research projects must be generally related to heart and vascular research, including but not limited to cardiac pathology, hypertension, stroke, kidney disease, and vascular-focused research. Projects must fall along the translational research spectrum encompassing pre-clinical research, clinical research, clinical implementation research, and public health research. 

A required letter of intent is due October 7, 2021. Applications, by invitation only, are due November 24.
Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network
Research Scholars Program Grant
https://gpctr.unmc.edu/funding/funding-announcements/
This opportunity provides funds to support faculty who are in the early stages of their career. Proposed projects must fall along the translational research spectrum encompassing pre-clinical research, clinical research, clinical implementation research, and public health research. See solicitation for research priority areas and submission guidelines.

A required letter of intent is due October 4, 2021. Applications, by invitation only, are due November 24.
Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network
Team Development Pilot Grant
https://uofnelincoln-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/wstewart-silver2_unl_edu/Ed33-q-LMxpCqDsmO7GADSEBA5C4300GpKZwr2TteiXkXQ?e=hJ7jTe
Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
This opportunity provides funds to foster new team formation with cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional integration of basic, preclinical, clinical, clinical implementation, and public health research. Team Development projects must fall along the translational research spectrum encompassing pre-clinical research, clinical research, clinical implementation research and public health research. See solicitation for research priority areas.
Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network
Tech Transfer Pilot Grant
https://uofnelincoln-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/wstewart-silver2_unl_edu/EZBPqu7RupFEhc7YldcEfNQBirRHMVf4_3VDPrEgvegMvQ?e=QTIQgc
This opportunity provides funds to support projects that are focused on translation of intellectual property into clinical and/or community applications. Research projects must address at least one of the research priority areas and fall along the translational research spectrum encompassing pre-clinical research, clinical research, clinical implementation research, and public health research. See solicitation for research areas.

A required letter of intent is due October 7, 2021. Applications, by invitation only, are due November 24.

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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.

National Institutes of Health
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of THC in Cannabis and Cannabis Products (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-22-028.html
Application Deadline: February 9, 2022
This opportunity supports human and animal research on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol that is present in cannabis and cannabis products. Applications testing a fully conceptualized premise founded with adequate preliminary data are appropriate for this opportunity.

An optional letter of intent is due January 9, 2022.
NIH
Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-064.html#_3._Additional_Information
This opportunity supports the archiving and documentation of existing data sets within the scientific mission of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in order to enable secondary analysis of these data by the scientific community. The highest priority is to archive original data collected with NICHD funding.

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

Standard due dates apply.
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Social Sciences

Adira Foundation
Pervasive Needs in Neurodegenerative Disease: Giving People Most Impacted More Time, Money, Energy, Confidence, and Connection
https://adirafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021Announcement_LOI-Request.pdf
Application Deadline: October 18, 2021
Through this program, grants will be awarded in support of programs that aim to improve the lives of people impacted by neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease and/or their caregivers. Priorities for this round of funding include: 1) Simplifying Clinical Research; 2) Preparing for Future Threats to Livelihood; and 3) Thriving Again in Common Pursuits.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Innovation Grants
https://afsp.org/research-grant-information#research-grant-types
Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) supports studies aimed at increasing our understanding of the causes of suicide and factors related to suicide risk or that test treatments and other interventions designed to prevent suicide. At least one suicide outcome measure must be included in all grant projects. AFSP also considers studies of treatment feasibility and studies that add a suicide component (e.g., population or treatment) to an existing grant in another area. Investigators from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply, and both basic science and applied research projects will be considered, provided that the proposed study has an essential focus on suicide or suicide prevention. 
American Philosophical Society
Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewis-and-clark-fund-exploration-and-field-research
Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
The American Philosophical Society is inviting applications for its Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research grants program, which will provide grants in support of exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archaeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics are encouraged, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Applications are due November 15, 2021, and letters of support are due November 11, 2021
American Psychological Foundation
Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants
https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/scrivner?tab=1
Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
Through this program, a single grant will be awarded in support of empirical and applied research focused on advancing the understanding of problems faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families, including those associated with cultural, racial, socioeconomic, and family structure diversity; the understanding of successful coping mechanisms, including sources of support and resilience for family members; and the understanding of clinical issues and interventions in the LGBT domain. 
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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.

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Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases
Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases Seed Grant
https://cehs.unl.edu/npod/npod-program-seed-grant-rfa-2021/
Application Deadline: October 22, 2021
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.

See solicitation for details.
Office of Research and Economic Development
Biomedical Research Seed Grant Program
https://uofnelincoln.sharepoint.com/sites/UNL-ORED/RD/Shared%20Documents/Internal%20Competitions/Biomedical%20Research%20Seed%20Grants%20RFA%202021-2022.pdf?CT=1633017641963&OR=ItemsView
This program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of UNL faculty submitting grant proposals to the National Institutes of Health by providing expert feedback from a panel of external reviewers and seed funding to facilitate preliminary study or data collection.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. See solicitation for details.
Office of Research and Economic Development
Revision Awards
https://uofnelincoln.sharepoint.com/sites/UNL-ORED/RD/Shared%20Documents/Internal%20Competitions/Revision%20Awards%20RFA%202021-2022.pdf?CT=1633017679654&OR=ItemsView
This program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of UNL 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 are accepted on a rolling basis. 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.
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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. 

UNL Grand Challenges

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition
https://research.unl.edu/grandchallenges/grand-challenges-rfp/
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln community has identified seven grand challenge thematic areas in which to focus its expertise and resources, as outlined in the N2025 Strategic Plan. The Chancellor's Office and the Office of Research and Economic Development have committed $40 million over four years to invest in strategic, goal-based solutions.

Two types of support are available through the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition: planning grants, for which proposals must describe the teaming, ideation, and development activities necessary for collaborative groups to coalesce around one or more of UNL's grand challenge themes; and catalyst awards, for which proposals must describe a plan of work for implementing a goal-based project developed in response to one or more of UNL's grand challenge themes.

A required notice of intent to submit is due on the last day of February annually, with applications due the last Friday in April. See solicitation for details.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Grand Challenges Community-Building Events
https://research.unl.edu/grandchallenges/
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln community has identified seven grand challenge thematic areas in which to focus its expertise and resources, as outlined in the N2025 Strategic Plan. Members of the university community are charged with imagining how their areas of research, scholarship, or creative activity and outreach intersect with these challenges and what specific opportunities within these areas they could work across disciplines to help solve. To support this process, community-building events have been organized to provide faculty with a forum for collaborating across disciplines to start identifying potential research goals. For each grand challenge theme, individuals faculty may register for an in-person or virtual event. Faculty and individuals are welcome to attend events for any challenge of interest to them. For in-person events, a box lunch is provided.

See the Grand Challenges webpage for community-building event themes, times, and registration links.

Visiting Scholar