National Institute for Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA):
AFRI Foundational Program (repost)
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.
* See link to an upcoming webinar on this program area in the “Other News” section of this message.
National Science Foundation (NSF):
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects. Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators who receive REU Supplements. To identify appropriate REU Sites, students should consult the directory of active REU Sites on the Web at https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm.
- Awards: $80,000-$130,000 per year for three years
- Due August 28, 2019
The Department of Defense (DoD) has recently released Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) funding opportunities for the Epilepsy Research Program (ERP), Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP), Hearing Restoration Research Program (HRRP), Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP), Melanoma Research Program (MRP), Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP) and Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP), managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Please visit the link above for program specifics.
Epilepsy Research Program
- Idea Development Award
- Research Partnership Award
Gulf War Illness Research Program
- Clinical Evaluation Award
- Idea Award
- New Investigator Award
- Patient-Provider and Health Communications Award
- Research Advancement Award
- Therapeutic/Biomarker Trial Award
Hearing Restoration Research Program
- Focused Research Award
Lung Cancer Research Program
- Concept Award
Melanoma Research Program
- Idea Award
- Team Science Award
- Translational Research Award
Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program
- Convergence Science Research Award
- Innovations in Care and Support Award
- Research Partnership Award
Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program
- Applied Research Award
- Clinical Translational Research Award
- Clinical Trial Award
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):
|Declaration of Intent Due
|NIH NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)||7/15/2019|
|NSF Innovations in Graduate Education||07/03/2019||07/11/2019||09/27/2019|
|NEH Summer Stipends||07/02/2019||07/09/2019||09/25/2019|
|NIH NEI Center Core Grant for Vision Research||7/1/2019|
|NSF Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science||06/20/2019||06/27/2019||09/18/2019|
|Keck Foundation Research Grants||06/12/2019||06/19/2019||11/01/2019|
|American Honda Foundation Grants||06/03/2019||06/10/2019||08/01/2019|
Dr. Isabel Walls, Dr. Melvin Carter, Dr. Helen Chipman, Dr. Paul Cotton, and Dr. Mervalin Morant will present a grantsmanship webinar titled “2019 AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Food Safety, Nutrition & Health Program Areas” on June 11, 2019. Attendee slots are limited. Consider viewing the webinar as a group. The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be posted on the NIFA website.
This seminar will provide an overview of the following program areas:
- Food Safety and Defense
- Novel Foods and Innovative Manufacturing Technologies
- Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases
- Food and Human Health
- Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain
Join Live June 11th at 12:30pm – 2:00 pm Central Time
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NSF’s open science policy is articulated in the Foundation’s Public Access Plan (NSF 15-052) and formally implemented in the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide and in the Award Terms and Conditions that accompany each award that NSF makes. Implications of this policy are further clarified in an actively-maintained set of Frequently Asked Questions (NSF 18-041).
The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to describe — and encourage — effective practices for managing research data1, including the use of persistent identifiers (IDs) for data and machine-readable data management plans (DMPs).
NSF’s DMP requirement, as stated in NSF 15-052, expands on NSF’s long-standing data-sharing policy. The DMP requirement specifies that every proposal submitted to NSF must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages, titled “Data Management Plan.” This document should describe how activities described in the grant proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. More at URL linked above.