Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to reduce the overall burden of selected parasitic infections in the United States through public health practice and disease control activities. There are two components in the NOFO that address different parasitic infections, they are: Chagas disease and soil-transmitted helminths. This NOFO will continue the work of the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria in CDC’s Center for Global Health to strengthen health care providers’ understanding, identification, treatment and prevention of parasitic infections in the U.S. One component of this NOFO will focus on using existing data to develop and disseminate strategies, educational tools, materials, and guidelines related to Chagas disease diagnosis and management in the United States to: improve healthcare provider knowledge and practices, increase testing and improve management of persons with or at risk of infection with the parasite that causes Chagas disease, increase awareness, availability and use of best practices, education training tools and materials. The other component of this NOFO will focus on the ongoing, public health practice and disease control activities receiving congressional funding to investigate and address infections with soil transmitted helminths in areas of Alabama and Mississippi where these infections have historically been endemic through testing, treatment and health education. Successful strategies should have the potential to yield high impact public health outcomes, reach a high proportion of those at risk, and have the highest potential for significant impact on population health.
- Awards: Up to $1,000,000 total.
- Estimated Due Date: March 4, 2020
Department of Energy (DOE):
The DOE SC program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research in Environmental Systems Science (ESS), including Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) and Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR). The goal of the Environmental System Science (ESS) activity in BER is to advance a robust, predictive understanding of the set of interdependent physical, biogeochemical, ecological, hydrological, and geomorphological processes for use in Earth system, ecosystem and reactive transport models. Using an iterative approach to model-driven experimentation and observation, and interdisciplinary teams, ESS-supported scientists work to unravel the coupled physical, chemical and biological processes that control the structure and functioning of terrestrial ecosystems and integrated watersheds across critical spatial and temporal scales. This FOA will consider applications that focus on improving the understanding and representation of terrestrial and subsurface environments in ways that advance the sophistication and capabilities of local, regional, and larger scale models. Using new measurements, field experiments, more sophisticated modeling and/or synthesis studies, this FOA will encompass two topic areas: 1) Terrestrial Ecology, specifically linking above and belowground processes, as well as methane biogeochemistry; and 2) Subsurface and Watershed Hydro-biogeochemistry, specifically studying the function and dynamics of hydro-biogeochemical processes within watersheds. All applications are required to clearly delineate an integrative, hypothesis-driven approach and describe the existing needs/gaps in state-of-the-art models. Applicants should provide details on how the results of the proposed research will be used to improve the predictability and sophistication of integrated watershed systems and/or terrestrial ecosystem models.
- Awards: $1,000,000 for “standard” 3-year projects for the Terrestrial Ecosystem Science topic area; $600,000 for “standard” 3-year projects for the Subsurface Biogeochemical Research topic area; $300,000 total for 1- to 2-year exploratory (“high risk”) projects for both topic areas.
- Deadlines: Pre-applications due December 5, 2019; full applications due February 20, 2020.
- NOTE: An investigator may serve as lead PI on no more than ONE pre-application/application to this program.
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR):
The FFAR Fellowship Program was established to provide professional development and career guidance to the next generation of food and agriculture scientists across the Foundation for Food and Agriculture’s Challenge Areas and strategic initiatives. The consensus among employers is that U.S. universities could better prepare a career ready STEM workforce by breaking down the disciplinary silos and increasing the focus on professional development and “soft-skills”, which would result in more well-rounded graduates. By providing early career support to graduate students, the Fellowship cultivates supportive relationships between graduate students and industry peers to equip students with the skills needed to facilitate their transition to the workforce and prepare future leaders for food and agriculture. Fellows will be co-mentored over the 3-year program by university and industry representatives and engage with their peers in professional development programming both virtually and at the annual one-week residential sessions. Each Fellow is supported by an industry sponsor, which funds half of the student’s expenses related to the fellowship’s professional development programming. For the 8 stipend fellows, industry also funds half of the student’s stipend, fees, tuition, and related costs. The remaining half of these funds are matched by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. All fellows receive professional guidance by one or more mentors from their sponsoring organization, in addition to their faculty advisor.
- Awards: Stipend + Professional Development Fellowship – $50,000/year for 3 years; Professional Development Fellowship – $10,000/year for 3 years.
- Applicants must identify an industry sponsor, which funds half the student’s expenses.
- Deadlines: Stipend + Professional Development Fellowship – February 17, 2020; Professional Development Fellowship – April 15, 2020.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – see limited submissions section below for additional NIH opportunities
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
- Awards: Up to $100,000 total for up to 2 years.
- Deadlines: February 24, 2020; June 24, 2020; October 20, 2020; February 24, 2021; June 24, 2021; October 20, 2021; February 24, 2022; June 24, 2022; October 20, 2022
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications from integrative teams and individual investigators for large-scale complex multi-disciplinary Functional Genomics Projects (FGPs) to determine the contributions and mechanisms underlying the contribution of associated variants for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and other genomic studies of T1D have found many variants that are statistically associated with disease risk or disease protection, but they have not clearly shown which variants in genomic elements cause these effects or how they result in differences in function. Applications submitted to this RFA will systematically identify causal variants and effector transcripts associated with all known T1D risk variants, verify the role of downstream effector transcripts, build network models that explain their role(s) in T1D. These biological insights could lead to the development of reliable biomarkers and effective strategies for screening and disease prevention, rational drug design, and better tailored therapies.
- Awards: $850,000 direct costs per year for up to 4 years.
- Deadlines: Letters of intent due February 26, 2020; Full applications due March 26, 2020.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages multidisciplinary projects to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to a community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. Projects supported under this program are expected to employ community-engaged research methods to not only conduct research but also to seamlessly translate research findings into public health action. This announcement reflects NIEHS goals in bi-directional communications and in supporting research to address environmental health disparities and environmental justice concerns. The Research to Action program is part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) “Partnerships for Environmental Public Health” (PEPH) network (https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/translational/peph/index.cfm).
- Awards: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.
- Deadlines: Letters of intent due December 21, 2019; Full applications due January 21, 2020.
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):
|Agilent Early Career Professor Award||01/03/2020||01/07/2020||02/28/2020|
|USDA Education and Workforce Development Program: Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy||01/31/2020||02/07/2020||04/28/2020|
|USDA Education and Workforce Development Program: Agricultural Workforce Training Grants||02/27/2020||03/05/2020||05/26/2020|
|USDA Education and Workforce Development Program: Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU)||01/10/2020||01/17/2020||04/07/2020|
|NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
Grant Training Opportunities through TAMU Research Development Services:
NOVEMBER 19 – 11:00AM
For those looking to apply to this proposal opportunity for junior faculty. Short presentation followed by Q&A.
NOVEMBER 20 – 1:00PM
Designed to familiarize faculty with the many types of NSF documents required to be included with NSF research proposals.