National Institute for Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA):
NIFA will hold an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) Fiscal Year 2019 informational webinar May 1, at 10 a.m. EDT. AFRI-SAS promotes the sustainable supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food and other agricultural products, while enhancing economic opportunities and improving the long-term health and well-being of all Americans. No need to register, just follow the AFRI-SAS link to join. The call-in number is 877-369-5243, access code 0179154#. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Science Foundation (NSF):
With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorates for Geosciences (GEO), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Biological Sciences (BIO), Engineering (ENG), Education and Human Resources (EHR) and the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) announce their intent to support Research Coordination Networks (RCNs), a select type of Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), conferences, and Non-academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) supplements that relate to Coastlines and People (CoPe). NSF first publicly explored this topic with 4 workshops held in September 2018. In those workshops, participants were challenged to think about the interdisciplinary science necessary to advance our understanding of coastlines and people, the ways that broadening participation can be integral to research in this area, and what type of research infrastructure, referred to as “hubs”, is needed to enable both interdisciplinary science and broadening participation efforts. See coastlinesandpeople.org for the products of these workshops.
Through CoPe, NSF is interested in supporting projects to build capacity and explore research focused on understanding the impacts of coastal environmental variability and natural hazards on populated coastal regions. CoPe projects should explore the complex interface between coastal natural processes, geohazards, people and their natural and built environments. CoPe will include coastal variability and hazards on a range of spatial and temporal scales, from local to global and seconds to millenia to put current changes in context of pre-anthropogenic changes. The landscape of individuals interested in coastal research is diverse, including but not limited to researchers, decision-makers, practitioners (individuals dealing with the day to day operations in coastal areas), and stakeholders (communities impacted by coastal change). The following funding mechanisms are available to provide support for a spectrum of coastal interests from scientists to stakeholders, to develop partnerships and build the networks needed to delve more deeply into these ideas and/or explore novel ones, and to conduct small pilot projects related to CoPe. (read more here)
The NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) seeks to award grants intended to support research independence among early-career academicians who specifically lack access to adequate organizational or other resources. It is expected that funds obtained through this program will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than five years after completion of their PhD. Applicants for this program may not yet have received any other grants or contracts in the PI role from any department, agency, or institution of the federal government, including from the CAREER program or any other program, post-PhD, regardless of the size of the grant or contract, with certain exceptions as noted below. Serving as co-PI, Senior Personnel, Postdoctoral Fellow, or other Fellow does not count against this eligibility rule.
- Awards: Up to $175,000 for 24 months.
- Due: August 24, 2019
These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are related to Program Solicitation NSF 19-562.
To further scientific and technological cooperation between the United States and the European Community, the National Science Foundation and the European Research Council signed an Implementing Arrangement on July 13, 2012 to enable U.S.-based scientists and engineers with NSF-funded CAREER awards and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues supported through EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants.
Connecting researchers with complementary strengths and shared interests promotes scientific progress in solving some of the world’s most vexing problems. This international research opportunity is mutually beneficial to the U.S. participants and their hosts through cooperative activities during research visits and establishing international research partnerships to enrich future research activities in the U.S. and Europe.
The lead agency opportunity allows US and UK researchers to submit a single proposal describing a project involving US and UK researchers, that will undergo a single review process by the lead agency, on behalf of both NSF/BIO and UKRI/BBSRC. In 2019 proposals will be accepted for US-UK collaborative projects in the areas of intersection between NSF/BIO and UKRI/BBSRC as set out in the notice of intentions.
Proposals must address the priorities of both UKRI/BBSRC and participating NSF/BIO Divisions. Proposers must provide a clear rationale for the need for a US-UK collaboration, including the unique expertise and synergy that the collaborating groups will bring to the project. Proposers should note that the lead agency opportunity does not represent a new source of funding. Proposals will be assessed in competition with all others submitted to normal solicitations/responsive mode round, and outcomes will be subject to both success in merit review and the availability of funds from both UKRI/BBSRC and NSF/BIO.
Proposals relevant to the following priority areas and agency programs are eligible to apply for the lead agency opportunity in 2019.
- Biological informatics
- Understanding Biological Microbiome
- Quantum Biology
- Synthetic approaches to address fundamental biological questions
The SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program is an important part of growing SAMSUNG Electronics’ academic research engagement and collaboration platforms. World-class university researchers have been annually invited since 2009 to propose novel research ideas and to work with our R&D teams to foster technological innovation. This has resulted in actively collaborative relationships with over 150 leading universities worldwide. Selected GRO projects will be funded with one year. This project may be extended up to three years, based on annual research outcomes and necessity for further research partnership determined by SAMSUNG. Joint research proposals from multiple universities are welcome and acceptable. The GRO Program represents an opportunity for SAMSUNG and universities to build a mutually beneficial research relationship.
- Awards: Award amounts vary by research theme.
- Due: Monday, June 24, 2019
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):
|NEH Summer Stipends||07/02/2019||07/09/2019||09/25/2019|
|NSF Physics Frontiers Center||05/22/2019||05/29/2019||08/01/2019*|
|Mallinckrodt Foundation Grants||05/17/2019||05/24/2019||08/01/2019|
|USDA-NIFA Education and Workforce Development Program||05/08/2019||05/15/2019||varies|
|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*|