National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA):
NIFA requests pre-applications for the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) for fiscal year (FY) 2020 to solve critical United States specialty crop issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research and extension activities that use systems-based, trans-disciplinary approaches. The intent of the SCRI program is to address the needs of the various specialty crop industries through the promotion of collaboration, open communication, the exchange of information, and the development of resources that accelerate application of scientific discovery and technology. The SCRI program will give priority to projects that are multistate, or multi-institutional, or trans-disciplinary (as defined in Appendix III), and include clearly defined mechanisms to communicate results to producers and the public.
Applicants are required to submit a pre-application containing a Stakeholder Relevance Statement (SRS). The content required in an SRS is described in this RFPA. Panels of industry representatives from various specialty crop sectors will review and rank the pre-applications for merit, relevance and impact. The industry representatives for each specialty crop sector will decide which pre- applicants should be invited to submit full applications.
- Awards: It is anticipated that most funded SREPs and CAPs for FY2020 will be close to the historical median.
Standard Research & Extension Projects (SREP) – Median award $1,846,428 for 4 years.
Coordinated Agricultural Projects (CAP) – Median award $4,438,003 for 4 years.
Research and Extension Planning Projects – $50,000 for 1 year.
- 1:1 cost share is required.
- Deadline: October 15, 2019
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – see limited submissions section below for additional NIH opportunities
Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The purpose of the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) program is to support a cohort of early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research in NIH mission areas. The long-term goal of this program is to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds (e.g., see NIH’s Interest in Diversity) from their mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. The MOSAIC K99/R00 program will provide independent NIH research support before and after this transition to help awardees launch successful, independent research careers. Additionally, MOSAIC K99/R00 scholars will be part of organized scientific cohorts and will be expected to participate in mentoring, networking, and professional development activities coordinated by MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5) grantees.
- Awards: The total cost for the mentored phase (K99) may not exceed $100,000 per year at either an NIH intramural or an extramural sponsoring institution site. The total cost for the independent phase (R00) may not exceed $249,000 per year.
- Deadline: February 12, 2020
- Webinar: Notice of Informational Webinar on the NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Program Funding Opportunity Announcements (UE5 and K99/R00)
Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Information Ecosystem (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces its interest in supporting meritorious research projects in three distinct domains related to cancer communication: 1) the utility and application of new cancer communication surveillance approaches; 2) the development and testing of rapid cancer communication interventions using innovative methods and designs; and 3) the development and testing of multilevel cancer communication models emphasizing bidirectional influence between levels. For such projects, applicants should apply communication science approaches to the investigation of behavioral targets and health outcomes related to cancer prevention and control. Applications should utilize one or more innovative communication research methodologies.
- Awards: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.
- Application Receipt Date(s): October 9, 2019; June 10, 2020; October 14, 2020; June 9, 2021; October 13, 2021; June 8, 2022
- Related announcement: Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Information Ecosystem (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The objective of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) is to provide long-term support to accomplished investigators with outstanding records of cancer research productivity who propose to conduct exceptional research. The OIA is intended to allow investigators the opportunity to take greater risks, be more adventurous in their lines of inquiry, or take the time to develop new techniques. The OIA would allow an Institution to submit applications nominating established Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PDs/PIs) for the NCI OIA. It is expected that the OIA would provide extended funding stability and encourage investigators to embark on projects of unusual potential in cancer research. The research projects should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications that may lead to a breakthrough that will advance biomedical, behavioral, or clinical cancer research.
- Awards: Up to $600,000 direct costs per year for up to 7 years.
- Deadlines: Letters of intent due October 6, 2019
National Science Foundation (NSF) – see limited submissions section below for additional NSF opportunities
The multi-agency Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems. Projects should be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies. They should focus on the determinants and interactions of transmission among humans, non-human animals, and/or plants. This includes, for example, the spread of pathogens; the influence of environmental factors such as climate; the population dynamics and genetics of reservoir species or hosts; the feedback between ecological transmission and evolutionary dynamics; and the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of pathogen transmission. Research may be on zoonotic, environmentally-borne, vector-borne, or enteric pathogens of either terrestrial or aquatic systems and organisms, including diseases of animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive environmental systems. Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged, as are disease systems of concern in agricultural systems. Investigators are encouraged to develop the appropriate multidisciplinary team, including for example, anthropologists, modelers, ecologists, bioinformaticians, genomics researchers, social scientists, economists, oceanographers, mathematical scientists, epidemiologists, evolutionary biologists, entomologists, parasitologists, microbiologists, bacteriologists, virologists, pathologists or veterinarians, with the goal of integrating knowledge across disciplines to enhance our ability to predict and control infectious diseases.
- Awards: Up to $2.5 million total for 5 years
- Deadline: November 20, 2019
This program is a platform for research collaboration designed by LG Chem that will be initiated with novel proposals from universities and research institutions from all over the world. The contest theme includes Energy, Advanced Materials, Bio, Petrochemicals, as well as other areas that need innovative solutions. The specific keyword for each contest theme is summarized below. Winners of this contest will be granted up to $150,000 per year for multi-year research activities and may also have the opportunity to collaborate with LG Chem R&D teams.
|Category 1||Category 2||Keyword|
|Energy||Cell||High Energy, Quick Charging, Long Cycle Life, Safety, etc.|
|Pack / Module||BMS (Battery Management System), Big Data Analysis, Simulation, Lighter Materials, etc.|
|Next Generation Battery||Prelithiation, Lithium Sulfur Battery, and All battery related technologies|
|Advanced Materials||Mobility||Self-extinguishing EP (Engineering Plastic), High Heat Resistance EP, Lightweight Materials (Composites), Dissimilar Joining Technology|
|Next Display||AR/HUD/Stretchable Display Film/Materials, Highly Conductive Transparent Ink, Light Shutter for Transparent display|
|OLED / QD / LED Materials||High Efficiency and Long Lifetime Blue OLED/QD, Soluble OLED, Micro LED, High Reliability|
|Semiconductor / Sensor Materials||Materials for High-density electronic packaging , High Thermal Conductivity/Low Permittivity/High Refractive Index, Infrared Transmitting|
|Materials for 5G Network||Flexible Radio Frequency Network, Transparent Antennas|
|Bio||The Differentiation Method for Immune Cells||iPSC (Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell), Differentiation, Cell Therapy, Immune Cells, Genetic Engineering|
|Crop Biotech||Genome Editing, Traits Discovery, Protoplast Transformation & Regeneration|
|Discovery of Agrochemicals||Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides with Novel scaffold or mode of action|
|White Bio||Bio-based Polymers, Bio-degradable Polymers, Biomass Processing Catalysts, Bio-derived Chemicals (Catalysts), Bio-based Adhesive|
|Petrochemicals||Plastic Recycle||Chemical Recycling (Naphtha), Depolymerization to Monomer|
|Polymerization||1. Suspension Polymerization Control (MW Distribution, Tacticity, Tg, Crystallinity)
2. Polymerization of Styrene Monomers, Reduction of TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compounds)
3. Copolymerization of Polar Vinyl Monomer and Ethylene or Butadiene, Coordination-Insertion Copolymerization of Polar/nonpolar Monomers
|Dispersion of Nano Silica in Polymer Matrix||Silica Surface Analysis, Silane-modified Polymer|
|Analysis of Synthetic Rubber||Bound Rubber, Branch, SANS (Small-angle Neutron Scattering)|
|Others||Other areas that need innovative solutions|
- Awards: Up to $150,000 per year
- Deadline: September 30, 2019
In 1987, the Phycological Society of America (PSA) established the Grants-in-Aid of Research Program (GIAR). This program is designed to aid graduate students conducting research in phycology by making grants to defray research expenses. In 2016, support for postdoctoral researchers was added to the GIAR program. Funds to support these grants come from interest generated by the Education Fund of the PSA Endowment. Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher with an active research programs in any area of phycology. The applicant must be a member of PSA.
- Awards: $2,000 to graduate students and up to $5,000 to postdoctoral researchers. Awards are intended to enable the awardee to accomplish work otherwise not possible.
- Deadline: November 1, 2019
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):
|Declaration of Intent Due
|Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation: Moore Inventor Fellows||10/11/2019||10/18/2019||11/15/2019*|
|NSF Partnerships for Innovation – Research Partnerships||10/11/2019||10/18/2019||01/08/2020|
|Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Grants||09/17/2019||09/24/2019||01/01/2020|
|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|
Save the Date! Join us on November 18-19, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Grants Conference! The Fall 2019 NSF Grants Conference will be held at the Boston Marriott Cambridge.
These events are designed to give new faculty, researchers and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and to answer attendee questions.
Registration will open on Thursday, September 5 at 12 p.m. EST. We anticipate the conference will reach capacity very quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as it opens. We will send an email reminder to our listserv on Wednesday, September 4.
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