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Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenges Explorations Round 10 Grants Announced
Over 50 new grants of US$100,000 each will be made to investigators from 18 countries and mark the tenth round of funding from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative seeking to lower the barriers for testing innovative ideas in global health and development. Also announced was additional funding of up to US$1 million each for four Grand Challenges Explorations projects to enable grantees to advance their work. Please read the press release at www.grandchallenges.org/about/Newsroom/Pages/GCERound10Grants.aspx and the grant summaries at http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/GrantsAwarded.aspx. Additional opportunities for funding can be found at http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
New opportunities are available through the FIO. Please follow this link to view: http://fio.usf.edu/opportunities .
NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) - The NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce its 2013 student and faculty programs:
Space Grant Fellowship Program (SGFP): http://floridaspacegrant.org/programs/space-grant-fellowship-program/
Florida Space Research Program (FSRP): http://floridaspacegrant.org/programs/florida-space-research-program-fsrp/
NASA Internships: FSGC will provide the stipend for up to 6 students (enrolled in a Florida university or college) who are selected for summer internships at NASA centers through the NASA internship website (intern.nasa.gov)
All these programs can also be accessed from the main FSGC web page: http://www.floridaspacegrant.org.
Due December 16, 2013 - Institute of International Education Global Innovation Initiative
IIE just launched a new U.S. State Department-sponsored grant competition. The Global Innovation Initiative is a grant competition created to strengthen higher education research partnerships between the United States, the United Kingdom and four other countries: Brazil, China, India, and Indonesia. Awards of up to $250,000 will be granted to multilateral research partnerships on topics of global significance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the following four areas:
The Global Innovation Initiative presents a great opportunity to engage in international research collaboration. More information about the initiative and application process is on the website: www.global-innovation-initiative.org.
Due December 21,2013 - Lemelson Foundation-MIT "National Collegiate Student Prize Competition"The Lemelson Foundation-MIT is a national collegiate student prize competition that is open to FAU faculty members, undergraduate students and graduate students to share their inventions. Local winners advance to regional competitions which in turn advance to a national/global competitive event. This program will offer a well-rounded student learning experience and four cash prizes will be awarded for a grand total of $50,000. There will also be a national media campaign and exposure to investment and business communities, including an event in June 2014 at MIT. If you have any questions please contact Dale Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit: http://web.mit.edu/invent/a-student.html.
Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) Education Program Solicitation
The agencies are requesting proposals for one or more broadly coordinated demonstration projects in U.S. coastal waters, the Great Lakes, and the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) that demonstrate how an end-to-end marine BON can be developed. “End-to-end” refers to integration of observations and data across multiple scales of diversity (genetic to ecosystem, microbes to whales), time (instants to centuries), and space (in situ to satellite remote sensing). Marine BON demonstration projects has just been published. It's available on Grants.gov and at this URL: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=239797.
FY2014 IOOS/OAP Marine Sensor and Other Advanced Observing Technologies Transition Project
The Programs are seeking Letters of Intent (LOIs) from prospective investigators relating how their project ideas align with either of two topic areas: 1) a very broad topic of marine sensor transitions, and 2) a narrower topic of ocean acidification observing technologies to better serve the ocean observing needs for impacted or potentially vulnerable industries or stakeholders (e.g., fisheries, coral reef conservation, state agencies, others.) NOAA PIs are eligible to apply. There are two subthemes to the RFP - one focused on broad sensor development (which can include OA) and one more narrowly focused on development of OA observing technologies for use by impacted or potentially vulnerable stakeholders. http://www.oceanacidification.noaa.gov/FundingOpportunities.aspx.
Due January 8, 2014 - NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Domestic (U.S.) Coral Reef Conservation Grants FY14
This competitive program provides funding to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, commercial organizations, and local and Indian tribal governments to support coral reef conservation projects in the United States, as authorized under the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000. These awards are intended to support coral reef conservation projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including reefs at mesophotic depths, in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and coral-dominated banks in U.S. portions of the Gulf of Mexico. Program priorities include: 1) Fishing Impacts; 2) Land-Based Sources of Pollution; 3) Climate Change; and 4) Local and Emerging Management Issues (coral disease, invasive species, ornamental trade, and endangered species). These categories are described in more detail in the full Federal Funding Opportunity announcement. All proposed work should be consistent with the Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) National Goals and Objectives 2010-2015 (http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/strategy/currentgoals/resources/3threats_go.pdf) and/or the relevant Jurisdictional Coral Reef Management Priorities (http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/strategy/reprioritization/managementpriorities) developed for each of the seven states and territories.
Interested applicants may obtain the full Federal Funding Opportunity announcement by visiting www.grants.gov, clicking on the “Search Grants, tab” and searching by funding opportunity number (NOAA-NOS-OCRM-2014-2003817) or by CFDA number (11.482).
If you need further information, please contact Liz Fairey at email@example.com.
Due January 10, 2014 - The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards – ORAU
The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. Junior faculty members will submit their completed applications to their institution’s ORAU Councilor. The ORAU Councilor will transmit the institutional submission to ORAU. All applications must be received electronically in the ORAU University Partnerships Office. Fax submittals will not be accepted.
Eligibility: Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their initial tenure track appointment at the time of application are eligible. If there is a question on eligibility, the ORAU Councilor makes the final decision.
The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines: Engineering and Applied Science; Life Sciences; Mathematics/Computer Sciences; Physical Sciences; Policy, Management, or Education
Pre-proposal Due January 15, 2014 - Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Grant Competition
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) announced that it plans to award up to $105 million to support research consortia investigating the effect, and the potential associated impact, of hydrocarbon releases on the environment and public health, as well as to develop improved spill mitigation, oil detection, characterization, and remediation technologies. The funding under this program, known as RFP-IV, will support research in the Gulf of Mexico conducted by consortia of four or more institutions between 2015 and 2017. It is anticipated that each team will be funded at levels between $1 million and $7.5 million per year. For more information, visit: www.gulfresearchinitiative.org.
Due February 1 or August 1, 2014 - NSF Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate’s Science, Technology & Society (STS) solicitation
STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferrable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy.
The STS review process is approximately six months. It includes appraisal of proposals by ad hoc reviewers selected for their expertise and by an advisory panel that meets twice a year. The deadlines for the submission of proposals are February 1st for proposals to be funded as early as July, and August 1st for proposals to be funded in or after January. For more information, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12509/nsf12509.pdf.
Pre-proposal Due January 15, 2014 - Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) - GoMRI is pleased to announce the development of the GoMRI Request for Proposals for 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia. The purpose of the 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia RFP, to be released in mid-November 2013, is to select the research activities for GoMRI Years 5–7 (1 January 2015–31 December 2017) involving Research Consortia, defined as a contractual arrangement between a PI and co-PIs at four or more institutions. The total funds available for distribution to Research Consortia through the 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia RFP will be approximately $35 million per year. A RFP for individual and small research group investigations will be forthcoming in late 2014. Unlike previous RFPs, the 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia RFP will include a pre-proposal step. Pre-proposals will be required to qualify for submission of a full proposal in response to the 2015-2017 GoMRI Research Consortia RFP. Based on evaluation of the pre-proposals, applicants will receive feedback encouraging or discouraging them to submit a full proposal. Submission of a pre-proposal will be required for submission of a full proposal, regardless of the nature of the feedback. Even if a pre-proposal is discouraged from submission of a full proposal, the applicants may submit a full proposal. Failure to submit a pre-proposal will disqualify a full proposal. For more information, visit: http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/.
Cover Page: Title and full contact information for PI
Abstract: One page max abstract highlighting the educational activity and summarizing the impact to the State of Florida
Body of Proposal: Five pages maximum, single-spaced, 12 point font and one-inch margins outlining the proposed educational activity. Please provide details regarding the following:
Resume: Include resumes/CVs of up to three pages for the PI and any co-PIs. Include a list or text associated with other previous activities related to the proposed educational project.
Merit Review Criteria
Proposals will be reviewed by the FESC Steering Committee and will be selected based on the merit of the educational activity, commitment of relevant university leadership, and the impact to the State of Florida. Proposals which map to the areas of special interest as outlined in the Program Description will be given special consideration.
Application Due Date
Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit applications electronically to Canan Balaban, Associate Director of FESC, firstname.lastname@example.org. Awards will be made until FESC educational funds are exhausted.
During the project period, a short report – less than two pages – will need to be submitted to Canan Balaban two times per year to include as part of the FESC biannual reports. A final report (up to ten pages) outlining accomplishments and budget expenditures needs to be submitted at the end of the project period.
Please contact Jennifer Curtis, Interim FESC Director, at email@example.com or 352-392-0946 if you have any questions.
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