The following funding opportunities and announcements were released this week and may be of interest to your faculty. Please forward as appropriate.
Due to the lapse in appropriations, the closing date has been extended on the following funding opportunities.
The new application deadline for the Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program is February 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm Eastern.
The new application deadline for the Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program is February 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm Eastern.
The new application deadline for the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG) is February 27, 2019 at 5:00 pm Eastern. NOTE: This Request for Applications (RFA) also has updated match requirements based on the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.
You may submit your application or make updates to your application by visiting Grants.gov.
Save the Date! Join us on May 20-21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Grants Conference. The Spring 2019 NSF Grants Conference will be held at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City.
These events are designed to give new faculty, researchers and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and to answer attendee questions.
Registration will open on Thursday, February 14 at 12 p.m. EST. We anticipate the conference will reach capacity very quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as it opens. We will send an email reminder to our listserv on Wednesday, February 13.
In the meantime, please feel free to check nsfgrantsconferences.com for the most up-to-date information, and view recordings of sessions from last year’s event. You may also contact us via email at email@example.com.
If you are new to working with NIH grants and ready to learn, engage and connect with others who are eager to gain a better understanding of NIH grant policies and processes…then register today for the Spring 2019 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration! What can you expect?
- Over 100 NIH & HHS review, program, grants and policy experts in a central location, ready to meet and share with you.
- Over 650 fellow grant administrators, new investigators, grant writers and others who are also new to working with the NIH grants process.
- 15-minute personal chat times available with your choice of available NIH & HHS experts.
- 3 Tracks of Sessions: Administrators, New Investigators, & All Interests
- In-depth learning opportunities during the Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops (Wednesday, May 15). Topics include eRA Grant Application Preparation & Submission, eRA Accounts Post-Award Administration, Intellectual Property, Human Subject Reviews, and the basics of getting started with NIH (policies & process).
- Over 45 different topics during the 2-Day Seminar (Thursday-Friday, May 16-17)!
- A venue location at the beautiful Baltimore Inner Harbor with shopping, food, and fun things to do just steps away once the seminar is done for the day!
Want an inside look at what it’s like at the NIH Regional Seminar and have 2 minutes? If so, check out this quick overview: An Inside Look at the NIH Regional Seminar! General Registration rates end March 29. This seminar and the venue’s hotel room block traditionally reach capacity prior to the seminar. So, make your plans today to join us in Baltimore in May! Learn more at https://regionalseminars.od.nih.gov/baltimore2019/.
Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems. Proposals submitted to AFRP should address one or more of the following priorities: (1) Improving alfalfa forage and seed yield through better nutrient, water and/or pest management; (2) Improving persistence of alfalfa stands by lessening biotic or abiotic stresses; (3) Improving alfalfa forage and seed harvesting and storage systems to optimize economic returns; (4) Improving estimates of alfalfa forage quality as an animal feed to increase forage usage in animal feeds; and/or (5) Breeding to address biotic and abiotic stresses that impact forage yield and persistence and the production of seed for propagation.
- 100% matching funds required
- Awards: Up to $500,000 total for two years
- Due April 5, 2019
The Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program provides funds for improving the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers by maintaining and expanding a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management.
- Awards: $100,000 to $500,000 total for three years
- Due April 9, 2019
National Science Foundation:
The “Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise” (SCISIPBIO) is a joint program between the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Science of Science and Innovation Policy program (SciSIP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). SCISIPBIO supports research that advances the scientific basis of science and innovation policy, with a focus on the biomedical sciences. Consistent with the SciSIP program, SCISIPBIO will fund the development of models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can inform science policy and the development of the scientific enterprise. SCISIPBIO welcomes individual and collaborative research projects and places a high priority on interdisciplinary research and on broadening participation.
- Awards: from $100,000 to $250,000 (total costs) per year for up to 4 years.
- Due May 08, 2019
All NSF directorates and offices share complementary interests in data-intensive research in science and engineering and have provided support for different aspects of this broad area through their established programs. However, NSF recognizes the transformative potential in convergent approaches that bring together researchers with expertise in various science and engineering domains, including data science, to tackle grand challenges associated with making discoveries from analysis of complex data. The potential for identifying and solving these challenges is the impetus for this funding opportunity.
The conceptualization phase of the HDR Institutes effort will last up to 2 years and focus on pilot activities necessary to advance data-intensive research in science and engineering.
- Awards: Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.
- Due May 7, 2019
National Institutes of Health:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications developing computational models of immunity that advance understanding of the mechanisms required to induce and/or maintain protective immunity to infectious pathogens, other than HIV, and/or vaccines against such pathogens. The main goal of this FOA is to advance development and application of computational models of immunity that are refined through iterative immunological experimentation to validate and improve the utility and robustness of the computational models. Another goal of this FOA is to make the computational models and data developed under this initiative readily available to the broader research community for further refinement or direct use in biological experimentation. This program will also support workshops and symposia to foster the use of computational models of immunity by the broader research community.
- Awards: Up to $750,000 total for up to 5 years
- Letter of Intent Due May 10, 2019; Full Application Due June 10, 2019
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Julie B. Svetlik | Strategic Grant Coordinator
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
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