Department of Defense (DOD):
Recently released Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DoD) Lung Cancer Research Program, Parkinson’s Research Program, and Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) are listed below. Please visit the links provided for full proposal due dates and award amounts. Detailed descriptions of funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the specific Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov), the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault) and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (https://eBRAP.org).
The goal of the FY19 LCRP is to eradicate deaths and suffering from lung cancer to better the health and welfare of the military Service members, Veterans, and the American public. As such, the LCRP will support and integrate research from multiple disciplines for risk assessment, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for the control and cure of lung cancer.
- Career Development Award (LOI due Aug. 1, 2019)
- Idea Development Award (Preproposal due May 15, 2019)
- Investigator-Initiated Translational Research Award (Preproposal due May 15, 2019)
- Translational Research Partnership Award (Preproposal due May 15, 2019)
The PRP challenges the scientific community to develop impactful research that will advance the understanding of, and ultimately end, Parkinson’s disease.
The vision of the PRP is to stop Parkinson’s disease by funding research through a partnership of scientists and consumers.
- Early Investigator Research Award (LOI due July 9, 2019)
- Investigator-Initiated Research Award (LOI due July 9, 2019)
The goal of the PRCRP is to improve mission readiness and quality of life by decreasing the burden of cancer on Service members, their families, and the American public. The PRCRP is charged by Congress with the mission to investigate cancer risks and knowledge gaps that may be relevant to active duty Service members, their families, other military beneficiaries, and the American public.
- Career Development Award (LOI due Aug. 21, 2019)
- Horizon Award (pre-doctoral and post-doctoral investigators) (LOI due Aug. 21, 2019)
- Idea Award with Special Focus (Preproposal due May 22, 2019)
- Impact Award (Preproposal due May 22, 2019)
- Translational Team Science Award (Preproposal due May 22, 2019)
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR):
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) today launched the Egg-Tech Prize. FFAR and the Open Philanthropy Project are together offering up to $6 million in prizes to the firm, group or individual who successfully develops a technology that can accurately and rapidly determine a chick’s sex as early as possible in the egg production process. The Egg-Tech Prize encourages the development of innovative technologies that will determine a chick’s sex prior to incubation, which may allow male eggs to be directed into the food supply or vaccine production.
This prize is broken out into two distinct phases:
Phase I: Seed Funding is open for concept submissions from March 20, 2019 through May 15, 2019. Phase I provides funding to develop the necessary technology to compete in Phase II. FFAR anticipates granting up to five awards in November 2019.
Phase II: Prize Competition, details available in November 2019. Submissions for consideration can be made in early 2021.
The objective of Phase II is to develop and validate a working prototype that meets the criteria published in late 2019. Participation in Phase II of the competition does not require that a Research Team apply for or receive an award in Phase I.
- Award: $400,000 for up to 2 years
- Application Due Date: May 15, 2019
Seeding Solutions (Repeat)
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is seeking pre-proposals for its Seeding Solutions 2019 funding opportunity. The Seeding Solutions grants encourage the development of unique partnerships to support innovative – and potentially transformative – research focused in its Challenge Areas. For Seeding Solutions 2019, FFAR anticipates funding at least one proposal in each of its six newly updated Challenge Areas. This year, FFAR will prioritize funding projects that both demonstrate strong partnerships, and have the potential for significant agricultural advancements through innovation and new technologies. FFAR encourages applicants to reach out to the managing Scientific Program Director for their Challenge Area of interest to hone their ideas prior to submitting a pre-proposal starting in March 1, 2019.
- 1:1 cost share is required. At least 50% of the match must be cash.
- FFAR funding requests can range from $300,000 to $1,000,000 for projects up to 5 years.
- Pre-proposals due April 19, 2019
National Institute for Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA):
The purpose of this grant program is to support potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) research programs that focus on varietal development and testing and potato varieties for commercial production. As used herein, varietal development and testing is research using conventional breeding and/or biotechnological genetics to develop improved potato varieties. Aspects of evaluation, screening and testing must support variety development.
- Only region-based, multi-state projects which integrate research and extension objectives that address potato breeding to improve potato varieties, their adoption, and use for commercial production will be considered.
- Award: $900,000 for 2 years
- No cost share requirement
- Applications Due: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
National Institutes of Health (NIH):
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for New Investigators: (1) from diverse backgrounds, including from groups nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and (2) who at the time of award under this FOA will have/have had less than $125,000 direct cost of combined research funding (excluding NIH training and NIH career awards). This R21 will support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and seeks to facilitate the transition to research independence of diverse New Investigators. The R21 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
- Awards: $125,000 per year for three years.
- Deadlines: Standard dates apply.
The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications to promote health equity and improve the health of individuals and populations at risk for suboptimal health outcomes through the use of primary care and community interventions that address chronic conditions, including prevention and management of multiple chronic conditions. This is to be accomplished by developing data resources, applying health services research methodologies and presenting data analytics to primary care providers, health care delivery systems, public health departments, and/or community organizations to help them address social determinants of health (SDOH) and contribute to the delivery of whole person, 360-degree care that meets physical, behavioral, and oral health, as well as social services, needs.
- Awards: The total costs (direct and indirect) for a project awarded under this FOA will not exceed $666,500 in any given year and $1,999,500 for the entire project period (3 years).
- Deadlines: LOI due April 22, 2019
National Science Foundation (NSF):
This solicitation invites proposals that seek support for the ongoing operation and maintenance of existing infrastructure to enable discovery in the biological sciences. Resources may consist of computational or data infrastructure, instrumentation, collections and living stocks, or other infrastructure that exhibits the following properties: a) it must be openly accessible to a broad scientific and educational community; b) it must be critical to sustained scientific outcomes: and c) its costs of operation must exceed those which its host institution can reasonably accommodate.
- Awards: Approximately $5 Million is anticipated for this activity; 1-3 awards will be made per year. Funding levels for awards vary and are contingent upon available funds and demand for sustained resources.
- Deadlines: Proposals accepted anytime.
Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Research at the Intersection of Agricultural Science, Big Data, Informatics, and Smart Communities, a joint effort between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA)
Building on NSF’s history of investments in data and computational sciences and USDA/NIFA’s history of investments in agricultural science, NSF and USDA/NIFA wish to notify the community of our intention to jointly fund convergent research that combines methods in agricultural, biological, and computer and information science and engineering to address pressing challenges and opportunities in digital agriculture. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is aligned with NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution Big Idea, and aims to build capacity across disciplinary boundaries, in preparation for larger scale investments at the intersection of computational, agricultural, and biological sciences.
- Proposals pursuant to this DCL may be submitted to one of the three programs listed below:
- Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) program;
- Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs—Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and
- Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program.
- Please let me know if a faculty member plans to apply under this DCL.
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):
|Mallinckrodt Foundation Grants||05/17/2019||05/24/2019||08/01/2019|
|NIH Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients||05/03/2019||05/10/2019||07/31/2019|
|Pew Biomedical Scholars||05/01/2019||05/08/2019||06/14/2019*|
|Conservation, Food & Health Foundation||04/17/2019||04/24/2019||07/01/2019|
|NSF Partnerships for Innovation – Research Partnerships||04/11/2019||04/18/2019||07/10/2019|
|American Diabetes Assoc. Pathway to Stop Diabetes||04/03/2019||04/10/2019||07/01/2019|
|NIH Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education||04/02/2019||04/09/2019||05/31/2019|
You may notice changes to open RFAs and future RFAs and to new competitive awards to adjust the language regarding indirect cost rate limitations and matching requirements. This is due to new provisions in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). Please see the news release linked above for further details on these changes.
Questions on either the changes to matching requirements or indirect cost recovery may be directed to the program contact listed in the RFA, or the grant contact included on the Notice of Award. Additional information is available on the NIFA webpages: Match Requirement and Indirect Costs.
Apr 3 2019 3:00PM to 4:00PM Eastern
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are teaming up through this Real-Time Machine Learning (RTML) program to explore high-performance, energy-efficient hardware and machine-learning architectures that can learn from a continuous stream of new data in real time, through opportunities for post-award collaboration between researchers supported by DARPA and NSF.