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  • High-End Instrumentation Grant
    Due: May 29
    This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services solicitation encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade an item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $600,000. Announcement here.

  • Florida Space Research Program Grants
    Deadline: May 29
    The purpose of the Florida Space Research Program Grants is to support the expansion and diversification of Florida¹s space industry by increasing statewide academic involvement in space research, engineering, education, and training programs that are consistent with the state's space industry priorities. Details here.

  • U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
    White paper due: April 3, full proposals by June 5
    The basic research program supports projects that aim to expand fundamental knowledge and discover general principles in the behavioral and social sciences. Primarily applied research projects or those focused on physiology, psychopathology or behavioral health are not supported. Click here for the announcement. A white paper is strongly encouraged for those planning to submit a full proposal. Contact Camille Coley (ccoley@fau.edu) in the Division of Research to consult with American Defense International.

  • Google Research Awards
    Due: April 15 and October 15, 2015
    These one-year awards support the work of world-class full-time faculty members doing cutting-edge research in computer science, engineering and related fields. Awards typically support a graduate student for one year. Click here for details.

  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education - Geoscience
    Letter of intent due: January 5, 2015 or August 14, 2015 applications by March 16, 2015 or October 5, 2015
    NSF solicits proposals to increase the number of students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees and/or post-graduate degrees in geoscience. Download the solicitation here.

  • Gulf Coast Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program
    Due: July 31, 2015
    Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States (RESTORE) funds are available to establish at least one center. Funds will support Gulf Coast research on topics ranging from coastal sustainability, restoration and protection to coastal fisheries to sustainable and resilient growth. Details here.

  • Cracking the Olfactory Code: An Ideas Lab Activity
    Preliminary proposal due: May 1, full proposal by July 31
    Labs are intensive workshops focused on solving grand challenge problems. The aim of this ideas lab is to facilitate the implementation of innovative research projects to understand the nature of olfactory processing and sensory representations in the brain in general. This multi-directorate program is part of NSF's effort towards the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Read the announcement.

  • Comparative Physiological Studies of Aging
    Letter of Intent due: May 2; application, June 2
    These grants will support small comparative biology research projects that exploit similarities and differences in important molecular, cellular and physiological pathways that affect aging. It's anticipated to stimulate new approaches toward understanding the molecular bases for differences in lifespan/health span across species. Applicants are encouraged to use comparative approaches to explore cellular physiology pathways that influence aging and age-related changes. Read the details.

  • Florida Division of Historical Resources Grants
    Matching grants webinar: May 12, 2015 (ID 112-317-067),1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Matching grants due: June 1, 2015, special grants due: June 30, 2015
    Grants are available for the preservation and protection of the state's historic and archaeological sites and properties. Details here. Online applications are available here. Webinar participation is available via phone and internet. Register for the webinar; view the agenda. Join the webinar by dialing 415-655-0069 and providing the ID#, access code (226-470-615) and your email address.

  • Lifespan Human Connectome Project
    Letter of intent: due May 15, applications by June 15
    The Neuroscience Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a collaborative framework through which 15 NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices jointly support neuroscience-related research to accelerate discoveries and lower the burden of nervous system disorders. Read the aging and adolescent focused opportunities.

  • Understanding and Improving Diagnostic Safety in Ambulatory Care: Strategies and Interventions
    Due: May 25, 2015, September 25, 2015
    This NIH program aims to improve understanding of the complexity and incidence of diagnostic failure and its associated costs and harms; expand knowledge of contributing factors underlying diagnostic failure and that facilitate diagnostic improvement. A separate program announcement is available to investigators whose research interests most closely match the above objectives. Read the announcement.

  • Research Answers to NCI's Provocative Questions
    Letters of intent due: May 29; application, June 29
    The purpose of this grant opportunity to support research projects designed to solve problems and paradoxes identified by the National Cancer Institute Provocative Questions initiative. These are phrased as questions are not intended to represent the full range of NCI's priorities. Rather, they're meant to challenge researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems in key areas that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention. See details.

  • Florida Department of Health Cancer Research Funding Opportunity
    Anticipated letter of intent deadline: June 1, 2015 Anticipated application deadline: July 1, 2015
    The Florida Department of Health has issued a funding announcement for the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program and the Bankhead Coley Cancer Research Program. Cancer research priority areas are: prevention and treatment, health disparities, screening, tobacco use, obesity, and treatment-related morbidities. RFP here.

  • The Southern Region U.S. Department of Agriculture (SARE) Program on Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
    Deadline: June 1, 2015
    SARE invites proposals for systems research and education activities on sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the region and nation. For details, click here.

  • State's Division of Historical Resources Small Matching Grant Program
    Deadline: June 1, 2015 Webinars: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. April 29, 2015 and May 12, 2015
    The division opened the grant application cycle for the Small Matching Grant Program for fiscal year 2016-2017. The grants are awarded annually for the rehabilitation and restoration of historic structures, architectural and archaeological surveys. Their purpose is to assist in the identification, excavation, protection, and rehabilitation of historic and archaeological sites; to provide public information about these important resources; and to encourage historic preservation in smaller cities through the Florida Main Street program. See more details here.

  • Cybermanufacturing Systems
    Due: June 1
    NSF is funding researchers who are pursuing innovative early-stage, multi-disciplinary, and high-risk/high-reward cybermanufacturing systems research. Details here.

  • Green Talents Competition
    Due: June 2
    The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research invites young researchers from all over the world to participate in the competition, "Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development." Winners are selected by a jury of distinguished German experts and are granted special access to the the country's leading sustainability researchers. For more details, read the flier.

  • Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG)
    Deadline: June 2, 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.

  • Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation
    Implentation proposals due: June 3, conceptualization proposals accepted any time
    This program aims to develop a software ecosystem that scales from individual or small groups of software innovators to large hubs of software excellence. Robust partnerships are envisioned to develop and steward a sustainable software infrastructure that can enhance productivity and accelerate innovation in science and engineering. Only three proposals per institution, one proposal per class. If your interested in submitting a proposal, contact Camille Coley. Read the solicitation here.

  • Systems Biology and Antibacterial Resistance
    Letter of intent due: June 9, applications by July 9
    This NIH program supports a multi-disciplinary systems biology approach to study the molecular interaction networks of the pathogen and the host in association with antibacterial resistance or in response to treatment of antibacterial resistant infections.

  • Cracking the Olfactory Code
    Preliminary proposals due May 1; applications by July 31
    The aim of this Ideas Lab is to generate research projects to understand olfactory processing and sensory representations in the brain. This multi-directorate program is one element of NSF's multi-year effort towards the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Read the solicitation.

  • Mental Health Interventions in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
    Letter of intent due: June 15, 2015; applications, July 15, 2015
    The National Institute of Mental Health seesk to support partnerships that conduct research aligned with lower or middle income countries' efforts to scale up sustainable, evidence-based mental health interventions and thereby close the mental health treatment gap. Announcement here.

  • NIH Renewed Clinical Trials
    Due: June 15
    A new round of requests for applications for research projects with clinical trial components was recently published in the NIH Guide. Updated links to these new funding opportunity announcements are available here.

  • National Academy of Science Convergence Research Prize
    Nominations due: June 15, 2015
    The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research recognizes major advances in convergence research, the integration of two or more of the following disciplines: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biomedicine, biology, astronomy, earth sciences, engineering and computational science. The inaugural $400,000 prize will be awarded for research benefitting human health. Nomination details here.

  • Department of Defense Rapid Innovation Fund
    White papers due: June 15, 2015
    Academic institutions are eligible for this opportunity to validate innovative technologies developed mainly by small businesses. Full proposals will be submitted by invitation only. If you plan to submit a white paper, contact Camille Coley at ccoley@fau.edu. Read the announcement here.

  • The National Academies Data Synthesis Grants
    Letter of intent due: June 15, 2015
    The Gulf Research Program invites letters detailing innovative ideas on the use of existing data collected in the Gulf of Mexico and associated coastal communities to advance understanding of environmental conditions, ecosystem services, and community health and well-being. Read the announcement.

  • Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research
    Due: June 19, 2015
    The National Science Foundation requests proposals to support research efforts in developing fundamental theory and analytical methodologies for power networks with high penetration of renewables. Read the Dear Colleague letter for more information.

  • Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program
    Letter of intent due: July 10, 2015; applications, Aug. 7
    The Florida Department of Health has issued a funding announcement for the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program. The department plans to fund the following areas of Alzheimer's research:
    • clinical/diagnostic
    • epidemiological
    • behavioral/social
    • translational
    For more information, read the RFP here.

  • International Scholarship Program at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (SMB)
    Due: July 31, 2015
    Graduate scholars, postgraduates and doctoral candidates, post-docs and professors who do not have their residence in Germany are eligible to apply for this 1-3 month research residency. Participants pursue various research projects related to the multifaceted institutions of SMB. See the details here.

  • Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs
    Due: Aug. (multiple deadlines)
    The purpose of this U.S. Dept. of Education program is to provide national leadership in expanding knowledge and understanding of developmental and school readiness outcomes for two areas: infants and toddlers at risk for disability, and education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education. See the details here.

  • The Role of Exosomes in HIV Neuropathogenesis Research
    Letter of intent due Aug. 2, applications by Sept. 2
    The Department of Health and Human Services invites applications focused on defining the central role of exosomes in the neuropathogenesis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) and determining the potential use of exosomes as biomarkers for HAND or as delivery vehicles for CNS targeted therapeutics. Click here for more information.

  • Drug Development Research Project Grant
    Due: Aug. 14
    The Food and Drug Administration solicits R01 applications to develop or support the development of new animal drugs intended for minor use in major species or intended for use in minor species. Read the announcement here.

  • Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
    Due: Aug. 17
    This program supports basic scientific research on the causes, consequences and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Among the numerous research priority areas are: resilience and robustness of socio-cultural systems; economy, culture, migration and globalization; and language and culture. Solicitation here.

  • 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.

  • Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program
    Due: Aug. 27, 2015
    This program supports a small number of stand out clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers to facilitate their development to fully independent scientists. The program combines a period of research experience as a tenure-track investigator in the NIH Intramural Research Program with additional years of independent financial support. Details here.

  • Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Focused on Precision Medicine
    Announcement Publication Date: May (estimated) Due: September (estimated)
    The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities intends to release a solicitation for new transdisciplinary collaborative centers for health disparities research focused on examining the potential for integrative precision medicine to help improve minority health and reduce or eliminate health disparities. Details.

  • Development of Measures of Fatigability in Older Adults
    Letter of intent due: Sept. 1, applications by Oct. 1, 2015
    This R21 aims to advance disability measurement by developing a qualitatively different construct - fatigability - by addressing the issue of self-pacing that confounds most measures of fatigue. Read the announcement here.

  • NIH Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research
    Due: Oct. 12, 2015
    This award strives to diversify the pool of neuroscience research investigators. Junior faculty are provided with research support, protected research time and career development mentorship in neuroscience research. Announcement details are downloadable here.

  • Google Research Awards
    Due: Oct. 15, 2015
    These one-year awards are unrestricted gifts to universities to fund the work of world-class full-time faculty members at top universities around the world. Eligible topics - including security, networking and software engineering - and other details are listed here.

  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program
    Due: October 16, 2015
    This grant supports early stage investigators of exceptional creativity with the promise of making a major impact on important biomedical and behavioral research problems. Download the solicitation here.

  • U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command - Extramural Medical Research
    Proposals due: Sept. 30, pre-proposals in advance
    Projects must be for scientific study rather than a specific system or hardware solution. Research is expected to benefit military and civilian medical practice and knowledge. Announcement here. Contact Camille Coley (ccoley@fau.edu) in the Division of Research to confer with American Defense International.

  • Research in Computational Neuroscience -  Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function
    October 29, 2015
    NSF, NIH and Germany, Israel and France are supporting collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders and computational strategies. Cost sharing is not required. Click here for the solicitation.

  • Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Due: Jan. 12, 2016
    The National Science Foundation is awarding postdoctoral fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees for an integrated program of independent research and education. Details are available here.

Funding Opportunities with Multiple Deadlines

  • Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support
    Multiple deadlines
    These National Science Foundation awards fund the procurement, conversion and/or upgrade, enhancement or annual operation of platforms in the ocean, coastal, near-shore and the Great Lakes. Awards tend to support facilities that lend themselves to shared use within federally-supported research and education programs. Read the RFP here.

  • Human Studies to Evaluate Promising Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder
    Multiple deadlines
    The objective of this R01 is to encourage applications that use human lab paradigms and/or clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel or re-purposed compounds, that bind to new targets, for treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD) or AUD with a comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder. Click here for details. Read the R21 and R03.

  • Pilot Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse
    Multiple deadlines
    The purpose of this R34 is to encourage preliminary research for larger-scale research effectiveness trials. Relevant trials may test a wide range of approaches, including interventions, practices, and policies, designed to optimize access to, and the quality, effectiveness, affordability and utilization of drug, tobacco, or alcohol use disorder treatments and related services, as well as services for comorbid medical and mental disorder conditions. See the details here.

  • T1 Translational Research: Novel Interventions for Prevention and Treatment of Age-Related Conditions
    Multiple deadlines
    This R21 encourages exploratory research to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics involving biologics, pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches for preventing and treating health issues affecting the elderly. Announcement.

  • T2 Translational Research: Research Leading to New Health Care Practices, Community Programs and Policies Affecting Older Persons
    Multiple deadlines
    This R21 funds research to develop health care practices, community programs and policies, including monitoring and quality improvement for pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches, for preventing and treating key health issues affecting the elderly. Methods for T2 translational research include intervention studies, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, outcomes research and implementation research. Solicitation.

  • Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
    Deadlines vary
    NSF has released a new Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program solicitation. Awards will be made in three research categories, each focusing on a different stage of research and development: Exploration, Design and Implementation, and Integration. View the full announcement.

  • Understanding and Improving Diagnostic Safety in Ambulatory Care: Incidence and Contributing Factors
    Deadlines vary
    This R01 aims to improve understanding of the complexity and incidence of diagnostic failur, its associated costs and harms and expand knowledge of underlying contributing factors in the failures and those that facilitate diagnostic improvement. A separate program announcement is available to investigators whose research interests most closely match the above objectives. Read the RFP.

  • Doctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities
    Deadlines vary
    The Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe research group invites applications for 12 Ph.D/ doctoral researchers. These fully-funded positions in Europe begin in October. Details here.

  • Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program Proposals
    The Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program focuses on geochemical processes in terrestrial Earth's surface environmental systems, as well as the interaction of geochemical and biological processes. For more information, click here.

  • Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics Program Proposals
    The Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics Program supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over time . The program encourages research that quantitatively investigates the contexts of variation in climatic, biologic, and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impacts. Learn more here.

  • Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Proposals
    Multiple deadlines
    The CAREER Program is a foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Click here for more information.

  • National Research Council Fellowships
    Deadlines vary
    Council fellowships promote excellence in federal scientific and technological research through programs offering graduate, postdoctoral and senior-level research opportunities at sponsoring federal labs and affiliated organizations . Details here.

  • National Cancer Institute Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity
    Deadlines vary
    This program seeks to build research skills and experience in advanced methods and experimental approaches needed for patient-oriented research among under-represented individuals with a health professional doctoral degree in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences. Read the solicitation here.

  • NSF Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities
    Proposals accepted anytime
    Major funding areas are the acquisition or upgrade of research equipment, development of new instrumentation or software, support of national or regional mini-user facilities and support for early career investigators. Download the solicitation here.

  • Ebola Virus Computing
    Deadlines vary
    Among topics of particular interest to NSF's Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure are software development activities like those that would be funded by Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (details here ). Click here for the Software Structure for Sustained Innovation RFP. Read the Nov. 13 Dear Colleague letter here.

  • 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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