National Institutes of Health (NIH):
The Trailblazer R21 Award is an opportunity for New and Early Stage Investigators to pursue research programs of high interest to the NIBIB at the interface of the life sciences with engineering and the physical sciences. The Trailblazer Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) employs an R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant mechanism, enhanced to provide $400,000 in direct costs over three years, allowing sufficient time and resources to pursue a new or emerging research program. A Trailblazer project may be exploratory, developmental, proof of concept, or high risk-high impact, and may be technology design-directed, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven. Importantly, applicants are expected to propose research approaches for which there are minimal or no preliminary data.
- The expiration date for the Trailblazer grant has been extended to January 8, 2020.
- Access the Trailblazer funding opportunity announcement at PAR-18-207.
National Science Foundation (NSF):
This program seeks to support basic research through core disciplinary programs aimed at improving the sustainability of resources for future generations while maintaining or improving current products in order to offer technologically-advanced, economically competitive, environmentally-benign and useful materials to a global society. In order to address these challenges, the program aims to identify opportunities for innovation in a wide range of contributing disciplines as well as integrative activities. This program encourages the development of new experimental and theoretical/modeling approaches that will aid in both reductionist and whole-systems approaches. The Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) program includes the Division of Chemistry (CHE) and the Division of Materials Research (DMR) within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) and the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) within the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), and the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO).
- Awards: Vary by program and division.
- The due date for any proposal is the due date for submission to that program in that division; direct access to those Program Descriptions are available through the URL listed above. Proposals that are submitted to a specific Division outside the proposal window or target date for the program in that Division may be returned as non-compliant.
The US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Research Cooperation. The MOC provides an overarching framework to encourage collaboration between the US and Japanese research communities. NSF and JST are pleased to announce a collaborative research opportunity aligned with the goals of the NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) Program. Complementary expertise and resources in the US and Japan enable research in areas which are fundamental to smart and connected community solutions. Specific areas include, but are not limited to, disaster response and emergency management, precision agriculture, cybersecurity of the electric grid and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, and wired and wireless networking. Proposals are expected to adhere to the solicitation guidelines for the NSF and JST programs from which the funding is sought and must represent an integrated, well-coordinated collaborative effort. This document provides guidelines for the preparation, submission, review, and award of NSF-JST collaborative proposals. Proposers are advised that all documents submitted to NSF or JST may be shared with the other agency in order to implement the two-way agency activities.
- Eligible award category: Planning Grants.
- Award: $150,000 for one year.
- Deadline: September 6, 2019
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):