Department of Energy (DOE)
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.
- Deadline: October 7, 2019
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR’s flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA’s vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. USDA SBIR Program has awarded over 2000 research and development projects since 1983, allowing hundreds of small businesses to explore their technological potential, and providing an incentive to profit from the commercialization of innovative ideas.
- Awards: Up to $100,000 for 8 months.
- Deadline: October 23, 2019
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – see limited submissions section below for additional NIH opportunities
The initiative will support basic research projects designed to identify alterations in the microbiome that occur with aging and elucidate the link between dysbiosis and age-related chronic diseases. Projects should focus on mechanistic studies of the cross-talk between host and microbiota as the microbiome changes with aging to assess how the host’s physiological functions are perturbed by dysbiosis and how the microbiome is affected by the health/disease state of the host. Collaborations between experts in the biology of aging research and experts in microbiome research are highly recommended. In addition, studies that leverage the use of fecal samples obtained from existing human longitudinal cohorts are encouraged.
- Awards: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Maximum project period is 5 years.
- Deadline: Letters of Intent due September 30, 2019
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications that seek to identify natural products with the potential to inhibit or induce Phase I and Phase II drug metabolizing enzymes and drug transporters, thereby possibly contributing to pharmacokinetic interactions with other medications. These in vitro studies may include screening libraries of complex extracts and/or purified natural products in suitable medium to high throughput assays to identify potential interactions. They may also include isolation and identification of novel, or not commercially available, natural products within complex mixtures that exhibit pharmacokinetic interactions.
- Awards: $275,000 total for two years.
- Deadline: Letters of Intent due October 1, 2019
This FOA invites new applications for the (Re)Building a Kidney (RBK) Consortium (www.rebuildingakidney.org) that will contribute to the development and testing of advanced therapies for treatment of kidney injuries or diseases. Specifically, the goal of the RBK is to improve or restore kidney function by either of two distinct approaches: (1) enhancement of endogenous productive kidney repair/regeneration by small molecules, proteins, or engraftment of cells, organoids, etc., or (2) building functional replacement kidney tissue ex vivo for transplantation. Both approaches will require diverse scientific expertise drawn from several disciplines including, but not limited to, developmental and cellular biology, productive repair/regeneration post injury, stem and progenitor cell biology, tissue engineering, renal physiology, nephrology, and the use of model organisms. Thus, it is expected that each application will assemble a research team of investigators with complementary expertise to address the goal of the RBK.
- Awards: $500,000 total for up to 5 years.
- Deadline: Letters of Intent due October 7, 2019
National Science Foundation (NSF) – see limited submissions section below for additional NSF opportunities
The OPUS program seeks to provide opportunities for mid- to later-career investigators to develop new understanding of science in the fields supported by the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) through two tracks of synthesis activities.
OPUS: Mid-Career Synthesis. This track aims to provide a mid-career researcher, defined as a candidate at the associate professor rank (or equivalent), with new capabilities to enhance their productivity, improve their retention as a scientist, and ensure a diverse scientific workforce that remains engaged in active research (including more women and minorities at high academic ranks). This track provides an opportunity for the mid-career scientist to enable a new synthesis of their ongoing research. Synthesis is achieved by developing new research capabilities through collaboration with a mentor to enable new understanding of the research system and questions of interest.
OPUS: Core Research Synthesis. This track provides an opportunity for an individual or a group of investigators to revisit and synthesize a significant body of their prior research in a way that will enable new understanding of their research system and questions of interest. This track would also be appropriate early enough in a career to produce unique, integrated insight useful both to the scientific community and to the development of the investigator’s future career.
- Awards: Anticipated award size is $175,000-$350,000.
- Deadline: August 28, 2019
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.
- Awards: Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.
- Deadline: Multiple due dates beginning October 21.
The Hass Avocado Board seeks short letters of intent for the following nutrition research:
Observational data to characterize the relationship between avocado intake and incidence of diabetes and associated risk factors
- RFP’s are due August 16 and can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.
- Direct funding limit is $50,000 with 10% indirect funding allowance
- The decision for funding will be determined by reviews by external experts and current research priorities
- Research must adhere to the Hass Avocado Board’s guiding principles
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):
|Declaration of Intent Due
|NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT)||09/06/2019||09/13/2019||12/06/2019*|
|NSF: Critical-Zone Collaborative Network||09/04/2019||09/11/2019||12/02/2019|
|NIH National Institute on Aging Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center||09/01/2019||10/22/2019|
|HRSA Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program||09/01/2019||11/08/2019|
|NIH: Medical Scientist Training Program (T32)||08/08/2019||09/25/2019|
|Department of Homeland Security S&T Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR) Center of Excellence (COE) – Lead||08/08/2019||09/13/2019|
|NSF: Advancing Informal STEM Learning||08/08/2019||08/15/2019||11/06/2019|
|NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research||08/08/2019||08/15/2019||11/05/2019|