Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is launching a novel “pitch to pilot” funding opportunity seeking new innovative technologies or processes for desalination and water purification. Top applicants will pitch their ideas to reviewers for the chance to test through a pilot demonstration.
Specifically, Reclamation is seeking:
- a less energy-intensive way than current processes and technologies to treat brackish groundwater at the pilot scale.
- to reduce the high cost, energy usage and/or environmental impacts of concentrate management for inland desalination at the pilot scale.
- to improve efficiency of treatment without increasing the total cost and energy usage of current systems for desalination pretreatment.
- to address costs, energy usage and/or environmental impacts of seawater desalination, including intakes and/or outfalls.
- Awards: Up to $150,000
- Deadline: June 25, 2019
Department of Energy (DOE):
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will provide funding to address the highest priority R&D areas within biofuel technologies, bioproducts, and biopower. It includes Areas of Interest (AOIs) from all five BETO programs: Feedstock Supply and Logistics; Advanced Algal Systems; Conversion; Advanced Development and Optimization; and Sustainability and Strategic Analysis. Each AOI supports BETO’s objectives to reduce the minimum selling price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources, and improve the quality of feedstock characterization and reliability of biorefinery operations.
Topics under this FOA include:
- AOI 1: Cultivation Intensification Processes for Algae
- AOI 2a: Relating Biomass Physical and Chemical Characteristics to Feedstock Performance in Handling and Conversion Operations
- AOI 2b: Impact of Storage and Handling on Biomass Characteristics
- AOI 2c: Improving Economics and Development of Coproducts
- AOI 3: Efficient Wood Heaters
- AOI 4: Systems Research of Hydrocarbon Biofuel Technologies
- AOI 5: Optimization of Bio-Derived Jet Fuel Blends
- AOI 6: Renewable Energy from Urban and Suburban Wastes
- AOI 7a: Advanced Bioprocessing
- AOI 7b: Agile BioFoundry
- AOI 8a: Designing Highly Recyclable Plastics
- AOI 8b: Designing Novel Methods for Deconstructing and Upcycling Existing Plastics
- AOI 9: Rethinking Anaerobic Digestion
- AOI 10: Reducing Water, Energy, and Emissions in Bioenergy
- Award size: varies by topic area – ranges from $300,000 to $10,000,000 per award
- Deadline for Concept Papers: 5:00pm ET on 06/03/2019
- Deadline for Full Applications: 5:00pm ET on 07/22/2019
National Institute for Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA):
The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas and in crosscutting areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. Research-only, extension-only, and integrated research, education and/or extension projects are solicited in this Request for Applications (RFA). The Foundational and Applied Science RFA linked above contains specific details on dozens of separate topic area competitions in the following seven program areas:
- Plant health and production and plant products;
- Animal health and production and animal products;
- Food safety, nutrition, and health;
- Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment;
- Agriculture systems and technology;
- Agriculture economics and rural communities; and
- Crosscutting programs.
As the RFA is quite extensive, I have developed a summary table (see attached Word document) for easy reference to page numbers, funding levels, and FY19 due dates for each individual topic area.
National Institutes of Health (NIH):
The purpose of these Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) is to support innovative approaches to identifying, understanding, and developing strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, tools, policies, and guidelines. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to stop or reduce (“de-implement”) the use of interventions that are ineffective, unproven, low-value, or harmful. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.
- Awards: R01 –unlimited budget up to 5 years; R21 – $275,000 total for 2 years; R03 – $50,000/year for 2 years.
- Deadlines: Standard NIH dates apply. Letters of intent 30 days prior to application due date.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has recently released Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) funding opportunities for the Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP), Lupus Research Program (LRP), and Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) being managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Please visit the link above for program specifics.
Breast Cancer Research Program
- Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2
- Breakthrough Award Level 3
- Breakthrough Award Level 4
Lupus Research Program
- Concept Award
- Impact Award
Prostate Cancer Research Program
- Clinical Trial Award
- Health Disparity Research Award
- Translational Science Award
- Synergistic Population and Data Science Award
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):
|Declaration of Intent Due
|NEH Summer Stipends||07/02/2019||07/09/2019||09/25/2019|
|American Honda Foundation Grants||06/03/2019||06/10/2019||08/01/2019|
|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|
|NIH Interdisciplinary Complementary and Integrative Health Clinical Research Training||05/15/2019|