Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation:
The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. Projects proposed for the BYI program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences. They should represent a departure from current research directions rather than an extension or expansion of existing programs. Proposed research that cuts across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines is encouraged. Proposals that open new avenues of research in chemistry and life sciences by fostering the invention of methods, instruments and materials will be given additional consideration.
- Awards: Up to $600,000 for 4 years.
- NOTE: The Foundation does not provide for overhead or indirect costs.
- Deadlines: Letters of intent due August 5, 2019.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA):
NIFA requests applications for the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Competitive Grants Program for fiscal year (FY) 2019 to provide competitive grants to State departments of agriculture, State cooperative extension services, and nonprofit organizations to carry out programs to address farmer stress and suicide. The purpose of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Program is to establish a network that connects individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations to stress assistance programs. The establishment of a network that assists farmers and ranchers in time of stress can offer a conduit to improving behavioral health awareness, literacy, and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers, and their families.
- Awards: Up to $488,000 for 1 year. NIFA anticipates making four awards, one award in each of the four designated regions.
- Deadlines: Applications due July 25, 2019.
NIFA requests applications for the MFLN competitive grant program for fiscal year (FY) 19 to develop, utilize, and disseminate innovative and effective resources and programming that would support the professional development needs of providers in both the traditional Military Family Support Program and civilian communities.
- Awards: For FY 2019, approximately $2,232,450 will be available to fund one standard grant proposal for 1 year.
- Deadlines: Applications due Aug. 2, 2019.
National Institutes of Health (NIH):
This Funding Opportunity from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will use a NIH Small Research Grant (R03) award mechanism to support studies that apply affective, cognitive and behavioral science approaches to research questions relevant to substance use disorders (SUD). With this R03 mechanism, NIDA aims to seed innovative affective, cognitive and behavioral hypotheses, models, and methods in preclinical and clinical SUD research. The B/START R03 is intended for recently-independent investigators with expertise in behavioral science as well as established investigators who are using behavioral science approaches to SUD for the first time. Studies supported by B/START are expected to produce a coherent set of preliminary findings that would inform the design of a more complete study and serve as preliminary data supporting feasibility or scientific rationale in an R01, R21 or similar application.
- Awards: Up to $75,000 in direct costs for 1 year.
- Deadlines: Applications due Oct. 16, 2019.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for the development of innovative interventions that improve cancer-related health behaviors across diverse racial/ethnic populations. Specifically, this FOA is intended to stimulate research aimed at 1) testing new theories and conceptual frameworks; 2) developing and evaluating novel strategies to improve cancer-related health behaviors; 3) investigating multi-level and multi-behavioral approaches; and 4) utilizing innovative research designs, methodologies, and technologies. The cancer-related health behaviors to be targeted are diet, obesity, physical activity and sedentary behavior, smoking, sleep and circadian dysfunction, alcohol use, and/or adherence to cancer-related medical regimens. Research can involve several stages of the cancer continuum and any phase of the translational spectrum.
- Awards: $275,000 in total direct costs for 2 years.
- Deadlines: Letter of intent due Sept. 16, 2019. Applications due Oct. 16, 2019.
Office of Naval Research (ONR):
The Young Investigator Program (YIP), which is also offered by other Department of Defense (DOD) agencies such as the Army Research Office (ARO) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), provides early career university faculty a path into the Navy’s research enterprise through multi-year research grants. With this program, ONR identifies promising young tenure-track faculty who demonstrate the ability to deliver innovative research aligned with ONR’s research priorities. DOD will accept any proposals that address research areas outlined in ONR’s broad research portfolio that are of interest to ONR program managers. A complete list of topics of interest to each of ONR’s five departments – Information, Cyber and Spectrum Superiority (Code 31); Ocean Battlespace and Expeditionary Access (Code 32); Mission Capable, Persistent and Survivable Naval Platforms (Code 33); Warfighter Performance (Code 34); and Aviation, Force Projection and Integrated Defense (Code 35) – is available on ONR’s science and technology homepage.
ONR has offered the following best practices to increase the success of YIP candidates:
– Contact the ONR program manager before submitting a proposal.
– Try to understand the program officer’s portfolio and interests.
– Review the ONR website; become familiar with Navy terminology/where your technology fits in.
– Demonstrate merit with a record of publishing in peer reviewed journals and a strong letter of support from the university and/or department.
– Submit a complete curriculum vitae with the white paper and/or proposal package.
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Manager in their technical area to discuss their research ideas before submitting a proposal.
- Eligibility: Open to tenure-track faculty in their first or second tenure track position who have received their degree on or after January 1, 2012.
- Awards: Up to $510,000 for 3 years, with a possibility for an additional $250,000 as supplemental funding for equipment, testing and other similar expenses.
- Deadlines: Applications due Aug. 16, 2019.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC):
Through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Nature Conservancy is announcing a request for proposals for two additional rounds of grant funding for projects with potential to substantially increase the use of natural climate solutions through the U.S. Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator program. This grant-funding program is focused on helping kick-start innovative and scalable approaches to capturing greenhouse gas emissions by using natural and working lands in the United States. The Accelerator program seeks to correspondingly increase investment in the oldest, and one of the most cost-effective carbon capture technologies there is—nature. Over time, the Accelerator strives to support and develop a portfolio of proven approaches and mechanisms to deploying natural solutions that landowners, state and federal governments, corporations, and other climate leaders can efficiently implement on a broad scale.
- Awards: Up to $250,000 total for 18 months.
- Deadlines: Applications due Aug. 16, 2019.
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):