Sponsored Programs Resources

Internal Funding Opportunities
Limited Submission Opportunities
  • National Science Foundation FY 2015 Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
    Internal applications due: October 31, 2014
    Full applications by January 22, 2015
    The Major Research Instrumentation Program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in institutions. This program seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions. The NSF solicitation is available here. Click on the hyperlinked program name above for FAU's pre-proposal process.
External Funding Opportunities
  • Pilot Effectiveness Studies and Services Research Grants
    Due: October 17, 2014 and February 17, 2015; letters of intent 30 days prior
    The purpose of this grant is to encourage pilot research consistent with NIMH's priorities for effectiveness research on interventions with previously demonstrated efficacy, for use with broader target populations or for use in community settings. It also addresses innovative services research directions that require preliminary testing or development. The RFP is available here .

  • NASA Seeks Proposals to Explore Europa

    This colorized surface image of Europa shows the blue-white terrains that indicate relatively pure water ice. Scientists are interested in these features because they may offer a way to investigate the habitability of the moon's interior ocean. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute
NASA seeks proposals on science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's moon Europa that address fundamental questions about the icy moon and the search for life beyond Earth. The agency will first select about 20 proposals in April 2015. It will then provide approximately $25 million for selectees to advance instrument formulation and development as part of a Phase A concept study. After a review, agency officials will select eight instruments or so to be built. Read more here.
Deadline: October 17, 2014

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Webinar
    October 22, 2014 at 2 pm
    Mark National Arts and Humanities month by participating in a webinar on upcoming NEH grant opportunities and how to craft a strong NEH proposal. Click here to register.

  • NSF Biomedical Engineering
    Due: November 5, 2014; October 20, 2015
    This program aims to turn novel ideas into discovery-level and transformative projects that integrate engineering and life sciences in solving biomedical problems that serve humanity. Click here for details.

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
    Deadline: November 3, 2014
    Five-year awards provide $500,000 to shed light on how infectious disease systems work by encouraging assistant professors to take on fundamental biological questions at the intersection of human and microbial biology
    Click here for details.

  • Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems
    Due: November 3, 2014
    This NSF program is intended to spur visionary systems-oriented activities in collaborative, multidisciplinary, and integrative research. It supports systems research in hardware, signal processing techniques, and architectures to enable the next generation of cyber-physical systems that leverage computation, communication, and algorithms integrated with physical domains. More details here .

  • NSF Environmental Engineering
    Due: November 5, 2014
    The goal of the program is to encourage transformative research that applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activity, on land, inland and coastal waters, and air, while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery. See here for more.

  • NSF Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure
    Letter of intent deadline: November 6, 2014; proposal deadline: December 3, 2014
    This award aims to create a network coordination office, experimental facilities, cyberinfrastructure, and computational modeling and simulation tools for earthquake engineering and wind engineering research. Read the solicitation here .

  • Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations
    Deadline: November 12, 2014
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invites two-page proposals for innovative global health and development solutions. Click here for details and here to participate in the foundation's global health LinkedIn group.

  • NIH Connectomes Related to Human Disease
    Due: November 14, 2014, July 14, 2015
    The purpose of the Human Connectome Project has been to develop and share knowledge about the structural and functional connectivity of the human brain. The purpose of this solicitation is to expand the program's data to disease/disorder cohorts of interest to the institutes and centers that are participating in this announcement. Download the solicitation here .

  • Department of Defense - Defense University Research Instrumentation Program
    Deadline: November 17, 2014
    DURIP helps universities acquire research instrumentation in support of military-relevant research and development. Click here to read the announcement. Contact Camille Coley at ccoley@fau.edu prior to reaching out to program officers.

  • NSF Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems
    Due: November 18, 2014
    This program is part of an NSF-wide investment focusing on Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) that result in environmental and economic sustainability.

  • Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers
    Due: November 22, 2014
    A joint effort of NIH and EPA encourages applications to support a transdisciplinary program of basic and applied research to examine the effects of environmental factors on children's health and well-being. Click here for details.

  • Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health
    Letter of intent due: December 5, 2014; full application by January 5, 2015
    This NIH award supports institutional career development awards for faculty who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will engage in women's health research. Read the announcement here .

  • Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
    Deadline: December 8, 2014
    The NSF Division of Ocean Sciences offers postdoctoral research fellowships to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to work within and across traditional disciplinary lines, develop partnerships, and avail themselves of unique resources, sites and facilities. Click here for more.

  • NSF Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
    Letter of intent due: December 10, 2014; applications by January 26, 2015
    This new program supports transformative and integrative research to accelerate understanding of neural and cognitive systems. View the solicitation here .

  • NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships
    Preliminary proposal deadline: December 11, 2014; proposal deadline: June 16, 2015
    This program supports innovative research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term investments. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations and/or other public/private entities. FAU may only submit three proposals; please notify Beth C. Barak at bbarak@fau.edu if you plan to apply. Read the solicitation here .

  • (Re)Building a Kidney Coordinating Center
    Letter of intent by: December 14, 2014
    Proposal deadline: January 14, 2015
    This is a new initiative to invite applications to participate in the Kidney Consortium as the Coordinating Center. The center will manage the consortium, including research opportunities (e.g., the Opportunity Pool program), and facilitate communication of research results, data, and methods within the consortium and with the community. See more here .

  • NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards
    Letter of intent due: December 15, 2014; application by January 15, 2015
    The program funds a national network of medical research institutions working to transform clinical and translational science. Download the request for proposal here .

  • Take the NIH Challenge: Develop New Ways to Track Cell Health

    This colorized surface image of Europa shows the blue-white terrains that indicate relatively pure water ice. Scientists are interested in these features because they may offer a way to investigate the habitability of the moon's interior ocean. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute
Compete for prizes valued at up to $500,000 by developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. Phase 1 deadline is December 15, 2014. Up to six prizes totaling $100,000 will be announced March 16, 2015.

Click here to learn more about NIH's Follow that Cell Challenge.
  • Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT)
    Webinar on Dececember 15, 2014 from 3-4 pm
    Concept papers due: November 10, 2014; full applications by January 12, 2015
    This U.S. Department of Energy program supports research and development of technologies and approaches that lead to primary energy reductions in buildings in the U.S. Click here for details and to register for the webinar.

  • U.S. Dept. of Energy Novel In Situ Imaging and Measurement Technologies for Biological Systems Science
    Pre-application due: Application due: December 18, 2014
    The anticipated outcome of this FOA is the development of in situ imaging and measurement technologies that can (1) resolve multiple key metabolic processes over time within or among cells and (2) bridge the critical gap in linking molecular-scale information to whole-cell, systems-level understanding. Click here for details.

  • System-Level Health Services and Policy Research on Health Disparities
    Letter of Intent due: December 20, 2014; full application by January 20, 2015
    Investigators who conduct original and innovative system-level health services or policy research directed toward eliminating health disparities are encouraged to apply for this R01 grant. Projects may include observational, simulation, or interventional studies and may involve primary data collection and/or secondary analysis of existing datasets. Click here for the announcement.

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  • Epidemiology of Drug Abuse
    Due: January 5, 2015
    This National Institute on Drug Abuse program is intended to support research projects to enhance the understanding of the nature, extent, distribution, etiology, comorbidities, and consequences of drug use, abuse, and addiction across individuals, families, communities, and diverse population groups. See more here.

  • Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities
    Due: January 5, 2015
    This National Institute of Child Health and Human Development opportunity encourages research project grants investigating the incidence, course, and outcomes of pregnancy among women with disabilities. More details here.

  • NSF Tectonics
    Deadline: January 12, 2015, second Monday in January, annually thereafter
    June 22, 2015, fourth Monday in January, annually thereafter

    The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, lab, computational and theoretical field investigations aimed at understanding the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere.

  • Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research - Research Alliance
    Letter of intent due: January 12, 2015; applications by February 18, 2015
    NSF seeks proposals to accelerate the commercialization of existing research discoveries. Read the solicitation here.

  • NSF Long Term Research in Environmental Biology
    Preliminary proposal due: January 23, 2015; full proposals by August 3, 2015
    This grant will support extended timeseries data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science. Download details here .

  • NSF Research in Engineering Education
    Due: January 22, 2015 or February 17, 2015
    Research proposals are sought to inform systemic change in engineering education that reflects fluctuating U.S. societal and economic needs. Click here for details.

  • NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical (CCE) STEM
    Due: February 17, 2015
    CCE STEM solicits proposals that investigate “What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?”

  • NSF Cognitive Neuroscience
    Due: February 25, 2015
    This program seeks innovative and interdisciplinary proposals looking at how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior. Read more details here.

  • NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research - Technology Translation
    Letter of intent deadline: March 13, 2015
    Proposal deadline: April 4, 2015
    This program offers opportunities to connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships that encourage, enhance and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. Click here for details.

  • Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG)
    Deadline: June 02, 2015; first Tuesday in June, Annually Thereafter
    The RTG program supports efforts to improve research training by involving students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members in structured research groups.
  • NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
    August 26, 2015; May 22, 2015 if access to Antarctica is required

    REU Sites is for new projects to engage students. REU Supplements support one or two students and may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF awards or may be requested for ongoing NSF research. Download the RFP here.

Funding Opportunities with Multiple Deadlines

  • Gates Foundation Grand Challenges
    Deadlines vary by program
    Announced on October 7, 2014, Grand Challenges grant opportunities focuses on several initiatives including: Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development; a citizen engagement program called Making All Voices Count; Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control; New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission; New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children; Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments; Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age; a neglected tropical diseases program, New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions. Grand Challenges grant opportunities focus on several initiatives ranging from healthy birth to mobile money payments to brain development. Click here for details and here for information on Grand Challenges in Global Health.

  • NIH Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication
    Multiple deadlines
    These grants support innovative research that identifies sources of spatial uncertainty in public health data, incorporates the inaccuracy or instability into statistical methods, and develops novel tools to visualize the nature and consequences of spatial uncertainty. Click below for the funding announcements:
    R21 , R01 and R03 .

  • NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
    Multiple deadlines
    NSF seeks proposals to address immediate challenges and opportunities that face undergraduate STEM education. Download the request for proposal here.

  • NIH Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01)
    Deadline: multiple dates
    This program funds collaboration between the U.S. and low-and middle-income country scientists on brain and other nervous system function and disorders. Download the announcement here .

  • NIH Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence (R01)
    Deadline: multiple dates
    Applications are sought to produce adherence interventions that will improve behavioral adherence and healthcare outcomes that are feasible in real-world practice. Read the announcement here .

    Deadlines vary
    Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) supports institutional transformation in STEM. Click here for the RFP.

  • NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
    Deadlines vary
    This program supports diversification of the STEM workforce, with emphasis on innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences. Click here for details.

  • Research Interests of Air Force Office of Scientific Research (BAA-AFOSR-2014-0001)
    Open until superseded
    Specific topic instructions may recommend proposal submission by specific dates. Click on the above link for more information including research area descriptions.

  • NSF Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) Core Programs
    Deadlines vary by project budget size
    NSF's Division of Information and Intelligent System supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

    •    The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program;
    •    The Information Inte-gration and Informatics (III) program; and
    •    The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

    Download the solicitation here .

  • Defense Health Program- Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program - Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2014
    The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides $200 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP).  The vision of the PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries.  The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address one of the FY14 congressionally directed topic areas with original ideas that foster new directions in basic science and translational research; novel product development leading to improved therapeutic or diagnostic tools; or clinical trials that address an immediate clinical need.  This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

    The PRMRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications.  FY14 PRMRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions are anticipated to be posted on Grants.gov in April 2014.  Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released.  This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.

    A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (https://eBRAP.org) prior to the pre-application deadline.  Applications must be submitted through the federal government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  Requests for email notification of the Program Announcement release may be sent to help@eBRAP.org.  Email notifications of funding opportunities are sent as a courtesy and should not be used as a sole source of notification; applicants should monitor Grants.gov for official postings of funding opportunities.
    For more information about the PRMRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

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