National Institutes of Health (NIH) – see limited submissions section below for additional NIH opportunities
This initiative will support basic and/or translational research to address knowledge gaps that hinder the development and regulation of bacteriophage used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. While individual phage products may be used to assess the research questions, the primary intent is to increase the overall knowledge base on bacteriophage as products. NIAID offers other funding mechanisms for the preclinical and clinical development of phage and other non-traditional antibiotic products.
- Awards: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.
- Deadline: March 18, 2020
This RFA encourages research to promote a greater understanding of the challenges faced by rural population groups, for the development (or adoption/adaptation) of evidence-based interventions that can reduce health risks faced by rural Americans. Both prevention and treatment interventions are needed to address rural health issues. Prevention strategies should address and measure reductions in risk factors and enhancement of protective factors, while treatment approaches would seek to measure and address amelioration of health in individuals living with existing conditions. To accomplish these goals, the research community will be encouraged to use a wide range of culturally appropriate methodological approaches that can enhance access to and acceptability of interventions in rural settings, such as telehealth and community-based prevention research, where appropriate. It is our hope that research supported under this RFA will contribute to our knowledge of the sustainability of health promotion and disease prevention strategies in rural settings.
- Awards: $350,000 per year in direct costs for up to 5 years.
- Deadline: Letters of intent due November 13, 2019; full proposals due December 13, 2019.
This FOA is focused on tool development and dissemination. AHRQ is focusing grant funding support further down the “research to practice continuum” and closer to the points of care delivery by supporting projects that will generate information and scientific evidence that could enable improvement on a larger scale. AHRQ is interested in funding projects that have patient safety impact potential and focus on significant patient safety problems that result in patient harm or mortality, occur with high frequency, or entail a high cost burden. Results of these projects should provide healthcare providers additional sustainable tools or resources that can be widely disseminated. This area is relevant to AHRQ’s priority to support research to improve health care patient safety by improving the safety of health care delivery. Medication safety grants supported through this FOA must develop, test and disseminate new tools and/or further refine and spread existing tools that have previously been used in limited settings. This FOA also supports HHS’s National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention’s approach to reduce patient harms from adverse drug events through research. Grant applications that develop tools and resources to address the opioid crisis are encouraged.
- Awards: The total costs (direct and indirect) for a project awarded under this FOA will not exceed $500,000 in any given year and $1.5 million for the entire project period.
- Deadlines: Standard dates
NCI is interested in research that integrates biological data with epidemiological data from environmental exposure and germline genetic projects, and encourages applications that include mechanistic follow-up (e.g., appropriate laboratory experiments that go beyond annotation) designed to understand the biological processes involved in the interplay between environmental exposures and genes at the molecular, cellular, and/or organismal level. Studies of cancer risk are of interest for this Notice.
This NOSI encourages, but is not limited to, research applications in the following areas:
- Epidemiological studies and statistical approaches that incorporate biological data to discover, verify, and prioritize exposure and genetic associations for functional follow-up
- Integration of biological information from experimental or human studies with environmental exposure and germline genetics data to inform and improve exposure assessment and/or describe how environmental exposures and genetics contribute to cancer risk
- Use of high-throughput model systems or in vitro studies to identify and characterize biological mechanisms underlying the interplay between environmental exposures and germline genetic variants
- Risk stratification studies to identify genotypes that may confer a higher risk of cancer in conjunction with specific environmental exposures and corresponding deleterious biological responses
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral degrees in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology—this can include but is not limited to ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, resource management disciplines—and particularly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply. Individuals who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or citizens of U.S. territories, and are applying to or have been accepted to a graduate program at a U.S. accredited institution, may apply. Prospective scholars do not need to be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application but must be admitted to a graduate level program in order to be awarded this scholarship. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals, and financial need. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.30 grade point average to be eligible to apply and maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.30 for every term and for the duration of their award. Completion of one (1) program collaboration is required for every doctoral scholarship award, with a second recommended, but not required. For master’s degree level scholars, completion of a program collaboration is strongly recommended, but not required. The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship funds cannot be used toward research costs.
- Awards: Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000) and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.
- Deadline: December 6, 2019
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):
|Program Name||Declaration of Intent Due
|Brain Research Foundation 2020 Fay/Frank Seed Grants||11/01/2019||11/08/2019||01/07/2020|
|NIH Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients||11/1/2019||01/17/2020|
|NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32)||10/30/2019||11/06/2019||01/28/2020|
|NSF Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)||10/29/2019||11/05/2019||12/19/2019*|
|NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)||10/25/2019||11/01/2019||01/25/2020|
|HRSA State Offices of Rural Health Coordination and Development Program||10/22/2019||12/20/2019|
|NIH The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award||10/16/2019||12/04/2019|
|ORAU Powe Jr. Faculty Enhancement Awards||10/16/2019||10/23/2019||01/08/2020|
|NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)||10/15/2019|
Grant Training Opportunities through TAMU Research Development Services:
OCTOBER 16 – 1:30PM
Pivot allows research administrators, research development professionals, and individual faculty members the ability to search and track the right research funding opportunities — quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration—for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.
OCTOBER 21 – 1:00PM
INTERDISCIPLINARY LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING – AUDITORIUM
This seminar is designed for graduate students and postdocs as an overview of strategic proposal design and best practices that lead to more competitive research proposals. The information is applicable to all proposals irrespective of funding agency.
OCTOBER 23 – 12:00PM
Participants in this interactive two-part workshop will have opportunity to provide and receive feedback on NIH Specific Aims pages, as well as receive feedback from experienced NIH peer reviewers. – Christina Howard
OCTOBER 24 – 1:30PM
Discussion with Q&A on planning and developing a multi-PI plan. Includes best practices for collaborative proposal development.
Register by October 23, 2019 at: https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bvy15HNt1QQRpHL
Webcast: Fall 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference
The plenary sessions of the upcoming conference in Boston, MA on November 18-19, 2019 will be webcast live to the research community.
View the plenary sessions to gain key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF including: the state of current funding, proposal preparation and merit review policies and procedures, and pertinent administrative issues.
Check out the webcast agenda for more information on the sessions that will be covered.
These sessions will be recorded for on-demand viewing once the conference has concluded. Presentations will also be available on the conference website.