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Miscellaneous

Central Plains Research Data Center
Call for Proposals
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C0Vk7YIJlrmceI7ZdjXsx7P_g4FPyIt6
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
The Central Plains Research Data Center is soliciting short two-page seed award proposals to provide funding for graduate students to assist faculty researchers in the development of a full research proposal for gaining access to the restricted-use microdata available through the Central Plains Research Data Center.
Department of Energy
Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322059
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. This opportunity is a broad, open solicitation that covers all of the research areas in the Office of Science and is open throughout the Fiscal Year.
Department of Energy
Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science: Joint Genome Institute and Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory
https://jgi.doe.gov/user-programs/program-info/ficus-overview/emsl/?MessageRunDetailID=1241199659&PostID=4558012&utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io
Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
This joint call represents a unique opportunity for researchers to combine the power of genomics and molecular characterization in one proposed research project. Successful applications will address high risk/high payoff projects in the focus topic areas that can be completed in an 18- to 24-month timeline; use a range of the capabilities of each facility; and generate datasets beyond what users of each of these facilities could generate through separate projects.

Letters of Intent are required and due March 18, 2020.
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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net): Practice Based Research to Improve Food Safety
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320542
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
This opportunity seeks to develop and sustain a network of environmental health program staff, in collaboration with epidemiologists and other public health professionals, to identify retail food safety research practice-based priorities focused on identifying and preventing foodborne illness risk factors, and to conduct the research.
Department of Energy
Systems Biology Research to Advance Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Development
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323256
Application Deadline: March 26, 2020
This opportunity requests applications for (1) Systems-level research to improve understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying bioenergy feedstock productivity under changing and at times suboptimal environmental conditions; and (2) Systems biology-enabled investigations into the role(s) of microbes and microbial communities (including rhizosphere consortia, e.g. bacteria, fungi, diazotrophs, endophytes, viruses) in supporting plant productivity and vigor.

Pre-applications are required and due January 27, 2020.
USDA
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (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. 

Application deadline dates vary by program area priority. See solicitation for details. 
USDA
Improving the Measurement of Market Systems Resilience in Kenya
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pheahgx6eaFKEwQBi6LUEpcJPyyiyj-A/view?usp=sharing
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) seeks the provision of technical assistance to improve its understanding of market system resilience. Specifically, USDA/FAS seeks to support exploratory research to develop, field test, refine hypotheses, and draft indicators and tools for measuring critical factors that enable market systems to adapt and transform in the face of shocks and stresses. As such, it will support the U.S. Government's Feed the Future aim of improving agricultural market system resilience leading to more secure economic opportunities for vulnerable populations facing shocks and stresses in northern Kenya.
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Arts and Humanities

American Philosophical Society
Phillips Fund for Native American Research
https://amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips?elq=f2e97c4eab864a188267d5f4fc823013&elqCampaignId=2310&elqaid=7671&elqat=1&elqTrackId=148b207e75d84e0caaa11a76446fefd0
Application Deadline: March 2, 2020
These grants support research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental United States and Canada.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Scholarships and Grant Opportunities
https://www.asid.org/resources/awards/scholarships-and-grants
Application Deadline: April 15, 2020
A number of annual scholarships and grant opportunities are available to expand research and knowledge around the impact of interior design on behavior, health, and well-being. Opportunities are available for both students and professionals (e.g., faculty).
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Arts and Cultural Heritage
https://mellon.org/programs/arts-and-cultural-heritage/
This program seeks to nurture exceptional creative accomplishment, scholarship, and conservation practices in the arts while promoting a diverse and sustainable ecosystem for these disciplines. The program supports the work of outstanding artists, curators, conservators, and scholars and endeavors to strengthen performing arts organizations, art museums, research institutes, and conservation centers. Inquiries about possible support can be submitted on a rolling basis.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities
https://mellon.org/programs/higher-education-and-scholarship-humanities/
Grants to research universities and institutes seek to help institutions train the next generation of faculty in the humanities, strengthen humanities research, and renew and broaden disciplines, research areas, and curricula. Inquiries about possible support can be submitted on a rolling basis.
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Centers

Department of Education
American Overseas Research Centers (AORC)
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-02-11/pdf/2020-02651.pdf
Application Deadline: March 27, 2020
The AORC program provides grants to consortia of United States institutions of higher education to establish or operate overseas centers to promote postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies.
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
Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers (P40) (Clinical Trials Not-Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-20-002.html
This opportunity encourages grant applications for national Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers. These Centers provide support for special colonies of laboratory animals, as well as other resources such as informatics tools, reagents, cultures (cells, tissues, and organs) and genetic stocks that serve the biomedical research community in a variety of research areas on a local, regional, and national basis.

Application due dates vary. See solicitation for details. 
NIH
Cancer Center Support Grants (CCSGs) for NCI-designated Cancer Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-043.html
This opportunity invites applications for P30  CCSGs to support NCI-designated Cancer Centers. Cancer Centers supported through this opportunity are expected to serve as major sources of discovery of the nature of cancer and of development of more effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and therapy; to contribute significantly to the development of Shared Resources that support research; to collaborate and coordinate their research efforts with other NCI-funded programs and investigators; and to disseminate research findings for the benefit of the community.

Standard due dates apply.
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Conservation and the Environment

Department of the Interior
Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323567
Application Deadline: March 19, 2020
The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nations water supply.
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
USDA
2020 Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Challenge Cost Share Grant Program
https://grants.urbanandcommunityforests.org/
Application Deadline: March 30, 2020
To better equip our communities in preventing and responding to these threats, the U&CF program requests innovative proposals that strengthen urban and community forest resiliency and align with the goals in the National Ten Year Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026). Collaborative solutions may include but are not limited to: research; prevention; planning; policy; preparedness; implementation; best management practices; recovery; and reforestation that promotes the resilience of our Nation's urban and community forests.   
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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
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program
https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/alsrp
Application Deadline: July 23, 2020
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP) is guided by a vision to improve treatment and find a cure for ALS. Through its award mechanisms and funding recommendations, the ALSRP specifically supports innovative preclinical research targeting development of new therapeutics for ALS. The program is currently accepting applications through three award mechanisms: 1) Therapeutic Development Award; 2) Therapeutic Idea Award; and 3) Clinical Development Award.  

Preproposals are required by March 27, 2020.
Department of Defense
Breast Cancer Research Program
https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/bcrp
Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) is currently accepting applications for five award mechanisms: Breakthrough Award Levels 1 to 4, Era of Hope Scholar Award, and Innovator Award. The BCRP challenges the scientific community to design research that will address the urgency of ending breast cancer. Specifically, the BCRP seeks to accelerate high-impact research with clinical relevance, encourage innovation and stimulate creativity, and facilitate productive collaborations. Pre-applications are required. Deadlines vary by award mechanism.
Department of Defense
C4ISR, Information Operations, Cyberspace Operations and Information Technology System Research
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322605
Application Deadline: May 13, 2020
This opportunity is for areas relating to the advancement of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities, enabling technologies for Information Operations and Cyberspace Operations, and Information Technology systems.
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Education and Outreach

Department of Education
Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-31/pdf/2020-01813.pdf
Application Deadline: March 2, 2020
This program provides grants to train the staff and leadership personnel employed in, participating in, or preparing for employment in, projects funded under the Federal TRIO Programs, so as to improve the operation of these projects.
Department of Education
Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-14/pdf/2020-00374.pdf
Application Deadline: March 24, 2020
The UISFL program provides grants for planning, developing, and carrying out projects to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages in the United States. 
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.
International Literacy Association
Constance McCullough International Research Grant
http://www.literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants/constance-mccullough-award
Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
This grant is awarded annually to assist a member of the International Literacy Association in the investigation of reading-related problems and to encourage international professional development activities that are carried out in countries outside of the United States or Canada.
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Engineering and Technology

Department of Defense
Nuclear Command, Control and Communication
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLRRS/BAA-AFRL-RIK-2016-0011/listing.html
The Air Force Research Laboratory is soliciting white papers under this Broad Agency Announcement for research, development, integration, test and evaluation of technologies/techniques to advance the state of the art of the Air Force's nuclear command, control and communication capabilities. White papers will be accepted until September 30, 2020. Recommended due dates are March 1 of each fiscal year.
Department of Energy
Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323822
Application Deadline: April 14, 2020
This opportunity seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: advanced batteries and electrification in support of the recently-announced DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge; advanced engine and fuel technologies, including technologies for off-road applications and alternative fueled engines; lightweight materials; new mobility technologies (energy efficient mobility systems); and alternative fuels technology demonstrations.

Concept papers are due February 21, 2020.
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
Bioenergy Technologies Multi-Topic FOA
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323820
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) requests applications across five programs: Feedstock Supply and Logistics; Advanced Algal Systems; Conversion Technologies; Advanced Development and Optimization; and Strategic Analysis and Crosscutting Sustainability.

Concept papers are due March 5, 2020.
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships



https://nugrant.unl.edu/fundingOpps/singleOpportunity?VCRFundingOpID=9372
American Council of Learned Societies
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs
http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/
Application Deadline: March 18, 2020
This program will place recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and will have opportunities for networking, mentoring, and career development programming.
American Library Association
John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award
https://www.ebsco.com/about/scholarship-awards/john-cotton-dana
Application Deadline: March 28, 2020
This award honors outstanding library public relations. Winners of the award receive a cash award.
American Philosophical Society
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Fellowships
https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/andrew-w-mellon-foundation-native-american-scholars-initiative-nasi-fellowships
This fellowship program seeks applicants from scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars with experience working with Native communities. The following types of fellowships are available:
  • One-year predoctoral dissertation fellowships for advanced Ph.D. students (due January 31, 2020);
  • One-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent Ph.D. recipients or a professor at any level seeking sabbatical support (due January 31, 2020); and
  • Short-term Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowships to support university- and community-based scholars at all stages of their careers working on digital projects that connect archives and Indigenous communities (due March 6, 2020).
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International

Department of State
U.S. University Partnership Initiative in South Africa
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322869
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
The goal of the University Partnerships Initiative is to strengthen existing ties and foster new collaboration between U.S. and South African universities. Focus areas include promoting faculty and student exchanges, facilitating joint research, building administrative capacity, and creating public-private partnerships.
NIH
International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-773.html
This announcement encourages collaborative research applications on drug abuse and addiction that (1) take advantage of unusual opportunities that exist outside the United States to access talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions in other countries that will speed scientific discovery; (2) describe how the research will significantly advance U.S. health sciences; (3) demonstrate specific relevance to the NIDA mission and objectives; and (4) include an investigator from a U.S. institution and a non-U.S. citizen partner living and working in another country.

Standard and AIDS application dates apply. See solicitation for details.
NSF
International Research and Education Network Connections (IRNC)
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503382
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
The IRNC Base program supports high-performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the NSF research community. High-performance network connections and infrastructure funded by this program are intended to support science and engineering research and education applications, and preference will be given to solutions that provide the best economy of scale and demonstrate the ability to support the largest communities of interest with the broadest services. Funded projects will assist the U.S. research and education community by enabling state-of-the-art international network services and access to increased collaboration and data services. 
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
Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearm Violence
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324045
Application Deadline: March 30, 2020
This solicitation seeks applications for funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce intentional, interpersonal firearm violence in the United States.
Department of Justice
OVW FY 2020 Research and Evaluation Initiative
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323693
Application Deadline: March 25, 2020
The purpose of the Office on Violence Against Women's Research and Evaluation Initiative is to research and evaluate approaches to combating domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Department of Justice
Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in Criminal Justice System
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324027
Application Deadline: April 29, 2020
This solicitation seeks applications for funding to conduct innovative, multidisciplinary research projects to develop knowledge and tools to promote the safety, health, and wellness of the criminal and juvenile justice workforce and individuals under criminal justice supervision, as well as those in contact with, or affected by, the criminal justice system.
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Libraries and Museums

Council on Library and Information Resources
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Enabling New Scholarship through Increasing Access to Unique Materials
https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/
This program supports digitizing rare and unique collections of high value for research, teaching, and learning.

Required letters of intent are due March 31, 2020, with invited full applications due September 4, 2020.

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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Identify and Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322433
Application Deadline: March 4, 2020
This program is seeking investigator-initiated research that will identify and evaluate risk factors contributing to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, with preferred focus on factors related to military service, contact sports, traumatic brain injury, neuroinflammation and infectious agents.
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. 
NIH
4DN Centers for Data Integration, Modeling and Visualization (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-20-004.html
Application Deadline: March 17, 2020
This opportunity solicits applications for research projects to generate reference datasets and to create navigable maps for the study of the spatial and temporal organization of the nucleus, using genomic and imaging data as well as newly developed visualization and integrative analysis tools.

An optional letter of intent is due by February 17, 2020.
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Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Department of Energy
Collaborative Fusion Energy Research in the DIII-D National Program
https://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2019/sc_foa_0001974.pdf
Application Deadline: March 5, 2019
The Department of Energy Office of Science program in Fusion Energy Sciences hereby announces its interest in receiving grant applications for collaborative research in fusion energy science as part of the DIII-D national research program. The mission of the DIII-D program is to establish the scientific basis for the optimization of the tokamak approach to fusion energy production. Pre-applications are required and due January 15, 2019.
Department of Energy
Collaborative Research on International and Domestic Spherical Tokamaks
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324415
Application Deadline: April 2, 2020
This program is receiving grant applications for collaborative research on the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, as well as other international and domestic spherical tokamak facilities. Only applications for collaborative research on international and domestic spherical tokamaks should be submitted to this opportunity.

Pre-applications are required and due February 27, 2020.
Department of Energy
Earth System Model Development and Analysis
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323132
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
The Department of Energy Office of Science program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) announces its interest in receiving research applications for Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling (EESM). The goal of the EESM portfolio within the BER program is to develop and demonstrate advanced modeling and simulation capabilities, in order to enhance the predictability of the Earth system over multiple temporal and spatial scales.

Pre-applications are required and due February 14, 2020.
Department of Energy
Environmental System Science
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322334
Application Deadline: February 20, 2020
The goal of the Environmental System Science (ESS) opportunity is to advance a robust, predictive understanding of the set of interdependent physical, biogeochemical, ecological, hydrological, and geomorphological processes for use in Earth system, ecosystem and reactive transport models. Using an iterative approach to model-driven experimentation and observation, and interdisciplinary teams, ESS-supported scientists work to unravel the coupled physical, chemical and biological processes that control the structure and functioning of terrestrial ecosystems and integrated watersheds across critical spatial and temporal scales.

Pre-applications are required and due December 5, 2019.

Applicant institutions are limited to no more than one pre-application and application for each PI at the applicant institution (as lead PI).
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NU-wide Funding Opportunities

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.

Select one

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

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

Standard due dates apply.
NIH
Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Equity in Outcomes (R34 Clinical Trial Required )
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-20-401.html
This opportunity supports pilot work for subsequent studies testing the effectiveness of strategies to deliver evidence-based mental health services, treatment interventions, and/or preventive interventions (EBPs) in low-resource mental health specialty and non-specialty settings within the United States. This opportunity targets settings where EBPs are not currently delivered or delivered with fidelity, such that there are disparities in mental health and related functional outcomes for the population(s) served.

An optional letter of intent is due by January 24, 2020 for application due dates of February 24, 2020 and August 25, 2020.
NIH
Pathway to Independence Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-20-009.html
This award increases and maintains a strong cohort of new and talented independent investigators conducting research that will inform the development and evaluation of regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. This opportunity is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial.

An optional letter of intent is due by 60 days prior to the application due date. Application due dates vary. See solicitation for details.
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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
Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-368.html
The opportunity supports innovative analysis of existing social science, behavioral, administrative, and neuroimaging data to study the etiology and epidemiology of substance using behaviors (defined as alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other substances) and related disorders, prevention of substance use and HIV, and health service utilization.
Standard due dates apply.
NIH
Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-747.html
This announcement seeks to support investigative and collaborative research focused on determining the mechanisms for the variation in the prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), and understanding and reducing disparities in opioid care in minority health and health disparity populations in the U.S. This initiative will also seek to identify multi-level intervention strategies at the institutional and systems level for addressing OUD in these populations.

Application dates vary. See solicitation for details.
NIH
Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the U.S. (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-745.html
The purpose of this announcement is to encourage developmental and exploratory research focused on determining the mechanisms for the variation in the prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), and understanding and reducing disparities in opioid care in minority health and health disparity populations in the U.S. This initiative will also seek to identify multi-level intervention strategies at the institutional and systems level for addressing OUD in these populations.

Application dates vary. See solicitation for details.
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Transportation

Department of Transportation
High Priority Program Innovative Technology Deployment
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323539
Application Deadline: February 24, 2020
This opportunity supports innovative and impactful projects that improve safety and compliance with commercial motor vehicle (CMV) regulations, are national in scope, demonstrate new technologies, and reduce the number of CMV crashes.
Department of Transportation
High Priority-Commercial Motor Vehicle Grant Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323510
Application Deadline: February 21, 2020
Funding is available for the support of enforcement projects that improve safety and compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's regulations for projects that are national in scope, increase public awareness and education, demonstrate new technologies, and reduce the number/rate of commercial motor vehicle crashes.
Department of Transportation
Pipeline Safety Research Competitive Academic Agreement Program
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324172
Application Deadline: March 23, 2020
This program is intended to spur innovation by enabling academic research focused on high technical risk and high payoff solutions for many pipeline safety challenges.

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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