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Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs Due: More than $150,000 before June 1, 2018; Less than $150,000 before June 15, 2018 The collaborative area of interest here is "Mathematical Foundations of Measurement Science for Information Systems" for measuring categories contributing to the trustworthiness of AI including reliability, resilience, security, privacy, and explainability - with particularly interest in defining, detecting, and quantifying sources of unwanted bias in probabilistic machine learning models and their training data.
Theoretical Framework for Artificial Intelligence Assurance Due: August 1, 2018 Artificial intelligence (AI), enabled by machine learning and embedded in autonomous systems, must be developed and deployed with assurance to operate accurately, reliably, safely, and without bias. There is a critical need to advance theory and methodologies for providing assurance of AI technologies. We are particularly interested in leveraging inter-disciplinary approaches with complementary capabilities and strengths combining, among other things, intrinsic improvements to AI algorithms to provide explanation and support for decisions, scalable formal models and mathematical analysis for AI reasoning, and system safety engineering to support embedded AI. This research will help drive a rigorous scientific system-level testing capability at NIST essential to demonstrate emerging AI technology readiness and foster public trust.
Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings (DREAM-B) Due: December 3, 2018 The National Science Foundation invites proposals to the Engineering for Civil Infrastructure program for EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research for high risk/high reward fundamental research to investigate wholly new materials and radical changes in the design of conventional materials, through the adaptation and integration of advanced technologies, to enable high performance buildings (structural systems, foundation systems, and building envelopes).
Neuroscience Research on Drug Abuse Due: Jan. 7, 2020 Long-term misuse and chronic exposure to abused substances can produce widespread changes in brain structure and function. Additional research is needed to identify the neurobiological changes that result from substance use, and how these changes contribute to substance use disorders, for more info.
  Funding With Multiple or No Deadlines
STEM Education for the Future Multiple deadlines NSF aims to support STEM educational research and development to enable the U.S. to better prepare its future scientific and technical workforce. This Dear Colleague Letter seeks proposals to harness the data revolution and work at the human-technology frontier.
Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment Proposals accepted anytime This program supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the interactions between humans and the built environment within and among communities exposed to natural, technological and other types of hazards and disasters.
Mechanisms, Models, Measurement & Management in Pain Research Multiple deadlines This FOA is to inform the scientific community of the pain research interests of the various Institutes and Centers (ICs) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to stimulate and foster a wide range of basic, clinical, and translational studies on pain as they relate to the missions of specifics ICs.
Personalized Strategies to Manage Symptoms of Chronic Illness Multiple deadlines The purpose of this initiative is to encourage interdisciplinary research to decrease symptom burden and enhance health-related quality of life (HRQL) in persons with chronic illness through a) increasing knowledge of the biological mechanisms of symptoms and b) promoting innovative, cost-effective, targeted interventions to prevent, manage or ameliorate these symptoms.
Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology Multiple deadlines Applications are encouraged to include development of: novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups, including children and older adults and improved technology or applications of existing technology.
NSF Biological Sciences No Deadline, Full Submission Change To read the Dear Colleague letter on implementation of the no-deadline, full-proposal submission process for most programs in the or Directorate for Biological Sciences, click here.
Biological Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (BA-DDRIG) Multiple deadlines The Biological Anthropology Program supports multifaceted research to advance scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms that have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity. Supported research focuses on living and fossil forms of both human and nonhuman primates. Read more.
Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language & Literacy in Dual Language Learners (R01-Clinical Trial Optional) Submission date: Jan. 5, 2018; Expiration date: Dec. 16, 2020 The purpose of this FOA is to support investigator-initiated R01 applications that will inform our understanding of the typical and atypical patterns of language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of advances in the language sciences and related fields to identify and clarify specific cognitive, linguistic, neurobiological, and sociocultural factors associated with normal and impaired language and literacy acquisition in young DLL populations.
The Interplay of Cell Death Pathways in Cancer Cell Survival and Resistance to Therapy (R21) Multiple deadlines The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research in the interplay between cell death pathways in naïve and drug resistant cancers. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.
The Interplay of Cell Death Pathways in Cancer Cell Survival and Resistance to Therapy (R01) Multiple deadlines The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research in the interplay between cell death pathways in naïve and drug resistant cancers. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.
NIBIB Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) Multiple deadlines This FOA will support exploratory/developmental research programs of interest to the NIBIB. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.
NCCIH Natural Product Phase I-IIa Clinical Trial Award (R33) Multiple deadlines This FOA invites applications for investigator-initiated early phase clinical trials of natural products which have a strong scientific premise to justify further clinical testing. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.
Public Policy Effects on Alcohol-, Marijuana-, and Other Substance-Related Behaviors Multiple deadlines This FOA encourages applications to conduct research on the effects of public policies on health-related behaviors and outcomes associated with alcohol, marijuana, and other substances. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.
Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R21) Multiple deadlines This FOA encourages exploratory/developmental research applications at the intersection of HIV and aging. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.
Evidence for Action Investigator-Initiated Reserch to Build A Culture of Health Open submissions Looking for rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.
In vivo Chemical Probes Multiple deadlines The NIH is seeking the development of i n vivo chemical probes for novel brain targets. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.
Cell-based Chemical Probes Multiple deadlines The NIH invites research efforts dedicated to the discovery of cell-based chemical probes for novel brain targets. For more details, click here.
Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging Rolling submissions through Sept. 7, 2020 This opportunity invites applications addressing the HIV infection and treatment in geriatric populations. To read the solicitation, click here.
Marine Geology and Geophysics Rolling Submissions NSF is supporting research pertaining to the geology and geophysics of the ocean and the Great Lakes. Details here.
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Multiple deadlines NSF seeks proposals on cybersecurity and privacy, reflecting expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences. For more information, click here.
Computer & Network Systems Multiple deadlines This solicitation supports research bridging computer systems research and networking technology and systems. For details, click here.
Geography and Spatial Sciences Program Rolling submissions This program supports doctoral dissertation research about the geographic distributions and interactions of Earth's human, physical, and biotic systems. For more information, click here.
Cybersecurity Open submissions The Department of Homeland Security is soliciting cybersecurity proposals in the areas of software assurance, cyber security for law enforcement, mobile security and more. To read the solicitation, click here.
Biological and Environmental Nanoscale Materials Rolling submissions The goal of this program is to support research to advance the understanding of the interactions of biological and environmental media with nanomaterials and nanosystems. For more information, click here.
Integrated Photonics Multiple deadlines The American Institute of Manufacturing of Integrated Photonics has released a call for integrated photonics research proposals that utilize the American Institute's photonics capabilities. For more information, click here.
Solar and Planetary Research Grants Due: Open until superseded This program is a flexible, coordinated, and inclusive funding opportunity for disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research in the solar and planetary astronomical sciences. Details here.
Institute of International Education Diaspora Programs Multiple deadlines The Institute of International Education is seeking Greek-born scholars for their Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program.
American Heart Association Funding Opportunities Multiple deadlines The association is accepting applications to expand cardiovascular and stroke research. They're offering fellowships, an established investigator award and more. To view details, click here.
Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research Multiple deadlines The purpose of this NIH award is to diversify the pool of independent neuroscience research investigators by providing junior faculty with research cost support, protected research time and professional development mentorship in research. For details, click here.
The Zika Foundation Rolling Submissions The Zika Foundation is accepting proposals to help fund studies and projects that will make a real world difference in preventing the spread of the Zika virus. Submit a proposal here.
NIH Research Project Grant Multiple deadlines The NIH Research Project Grant supports a discrete project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s) in one or more interest areas of participating agencies, including the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. To read the RFP, click here.
NeuroNEXT Clinical Trials Multiple deadlines NIH seeks applications for exploratory clinical trials of investigational agents (drugs, biologics, surgical therapies or devices) that may contribute to the justification for and provide the data required for designing a future trial, for biomarker validation studies, or for proof of mechanism clinical studies. Read the RFP here.
Complex Integrated Multi-Component Projects in Aging Research Multiple deadlines, letter of intent due 30 days prior  The National Institute on Aging seeks proposals for large-scale, complex research projects with multiple highly integrated components focused on a common aging research question. An integrated multidisciplinary team of investigators within a single institution or a consortium of institutions will likely be involved. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the agency's scientific/research staff at least six weeks in advance of the due date. To read the solicitation, click here.
Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence Multiple deadlines This program supports multilevel, transdisciplinary population health interventions that target underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions to improve health outcomes. For RFP details, click here.
The Application of Big Data Analytics to Drug Abuse Research Multiple deadlines This solicitation encourages the application of Big Data analytics to reveal insights into the biological and behavioral processes associated with substance abuse and addiction. To read the RFP, click here.
Gulf Research Program Multiple deadlines The Gulf Research Program has announced three competitions and a synthesis grant. For more details, click here.
Cultural Anthropology Multiple deadlines The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences and complexities of human social and cultural variability. For details, read here.
Pilot Clinical Trials for the Spectrum of Alzheimers Disease and Age-related Cognitive Decline Multiple deadlines NIH invites applications to develop and implement Phase I or II clinical trials of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in individuals with age-related cognitive decline and in individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Strategies to Increase Delivery of Guideline-Based Care to Populations with Health Disparities Multiple deadlines, letter of intent due 30 days prior This R01 funds cutting-edge studies to test strategies to accelerate the adoption of recommendations into clinical practice among populations with health disparities. Proposals emphasizing providers who care for clinical populations with significant cardiovascular, lung, blood and sleep disorders should consider applying. Read the RFP here.
Exploratory/Developmental BioEngineering Research Grants Multiple deadlines This grant aims to foster the exploration and development of innovative technologies, models, techniques, designs or methods with the potential to advance biomedical research by using quantitative science concepts to transform our understanding of biological, clinical or translational science. For more information, click here.
NIH Drug Discovery For Nervous System Disorders Multiple deadlines This solicitation seeks applications directed toward the discovery and pre-clinical testing of novel compounds for the prevention and treatment of nervous system disorders. Read the RFP here.
Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Due: Open until superseded The Air Force seeks proposals for fundamental research offering significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in two scientific departments: Engineering and Information Science and Physical and Biological Sciences.
ORNL Neutron Scattering Post-Master’s Research Associate   The Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) invites applications for a M.S. biochemist/molecular biologist to join the Large Scale Structures Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at ORNL operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States' highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world's most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 24 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out 1000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for 2000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL, click here.
Online Partnership to Accelerate Research (ONPAR)   OnPAR is an initiative from Leidos Life Sciences in partnership with National Institute of Health (NIH) to provide investigators a funding opportunity for their highly scored, unfunded applications. The primary goal of OnPAR is to connect funders with unfunded research applications. OnPAR matches these applications with non-government organizations (NGOs). OnPAR members (NGOs) are private foundations, pharmaceuticals, and private funds that will be looking at submitted public abstracts. This service is free for all investigators worldwide, and investigators do not have to re-write the unfunded application, for more information.

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