Department of Energy (DOE):
BES is soliciting proposals in four (4) topical areas: 1) Environmental Management (new and renewal proposals); 2) Quantum Information Science (new proposals only); 3) Microelectronics (new proposals only); and 4) Polymer Upcycling (new proposals only). The EFRC program, initiated in 2009, brings together the skills, talents, and expertise of teams of scientists to perform energy-relevant, basic research with a scope and complexity beyond what is possible in standard single-investigator or small-group awards. These multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary centers enable, encourage, and accelerate transformative scientific advances for the most challenging topics in materials sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and biosciences. EFRCs conduct fundamental research focused on one or more grand challenges, transformative opportunities, and basic resear h needs identified in major strategic planning efforts by BES and the scientific community.
- Awards: $8,000,000 – $16,000,000 total for 4 years.
- Deadline: Preapplications due January 16, 2020; full applications due April 7, 2020.
The objective of the FLExible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) program is to fund the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that enable power generators to be responsive to grid conditions in a high variable renewable energy (VRE) penetration environment. This includes retrofits to existing power generators as well as greenfield systems with a carbon-containing fuel input and electricity as an output (i.e., a “black box” in which the nature of the fuel-to-electricity conversion process is not prescribed).
The value of such CCS technologies will be evaluated by their impact on the system LCOE of a net-zero carbon electricity grid, as determined by capacity expansion modeling. ARPA-E does not expect every CCS technology itself to be a net-zero carbon process; instead the cost and performance of each project selected under this FOA will be evaluated in the context of a net-zero carbon system which may include negative emission assets. Recent work suggests that a system LCOE of $75/MWh for a net-zero carbon electricity system is aggressive yet possible.
- Awards: Up to $10,000,000 for 51 months.
- Deadlines: Concept papers due Dec. 23, 2019; full application deadline TBD
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – see limited submissions section below for additional NIH opportunities
The purpose of this Notice is to announce that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) encourage new applications to advance research activities relevant to the five strategic priorities identified in the recently released NIH Strategic Plan for Tickborne Disease Research:
- Improve fundamental knowledge of TBDs to understand the host, vector, and pathogen factors that drive TBD pathogenesis and transmission. Elucidate the host immune mechanisms in response to and exploited by TBD pathogens.
- Advance research to improve the diagnosis of TBDs using both host- and pathogen-targeted approaches, including research for rapid diagnostics and multiplex platform approaches that detect multiple tickborne pathogens.
- Accelerate research to improve TBD prevention by supporting science to design, develop, and evaluate vaccines, vector control strategies, and other prevention approaches.
- Promote research to improve treatment for all forms of TBDs, including studies to develop effective therapies to treat symptoms that persist after TBD treatment, therapies for non-infectious TBDs, and new antimicrobials.
- Support tools and resources to advance research in understanding, preventing, diagnosing, and treating TBDs, including repositories, genomic resources, animal models, and preclinical services to aid the development and assessment of diagnostic, vaccine, and therapeutic candidates.
Submit applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcements:
PA-19-055 NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required)
PA-19-056 NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PA-19-270 PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PA-19-272 PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PAR-19-134 Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- Awards: Vary by grant type. Please see individual FOA for details.
- Deadline: Vary by grant type. Please see individual FOA for details.
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Development and Maintenance of the Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards with Optional Coordinated Preventive Control Regulatory Activities and Capacity Building
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) and Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), intends to promote an initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for new cooperative agreement projects designed to advance efforts for a nationally integrated food safety system by assisting State animal food regulatory programs to achieve and maintain full implementation of the Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards (AFRPS), and to provide optional funding for State animal food regulatory programs to perform regulatory work and promote compliance under the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals (PCAF) regulation, found in 21 CFR Part 507.
- This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.
The FOA is expected to be published in early 2020 with an expected application due date sixty days (60) after publication.
The Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET) solicitation will support activities that confront vexing environmental engineering and sustainability problems by uncovering and incorporating fundamental knowledge to design new processes, materials, and devices from a systems-level perspective. Projects should be compelling and reflect sustained, coordinated efforts from interdisciplinary research teams. A key objective of the solicitation is to encourage conversations and robust collaborations amongst the chemical process, transport phenomena, bioengineering, and environmental and sustainability research communities such that unanticipated solutions may arise. Furthermore, training the future workforce to actively engage and be successful in interdisciplinary research will be necessary to continually innovate given the scope of the environmental problems faced by our global community.
- Awards: Awards are expected to range from $1,500,000 to $1,700,000 for a duration of 4 years.
- Deadlines: Preliminary proposals due February 12, 2020; full proposals due April 30, 2020.
National Science Foundation (NSF) – see limited submissions section below for additional NSF opportunities
The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), one of the Big Ideas, is one mechanism by which NSF is responding to the challenges and opportunities for the future of jobs and work. The overarching vision is to support convergent research to understand and develop the human-technology partnership, design new technologies to augment human performance, illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape, understand the risks and benefits of new technologies, understand and influence the impact of artificial intelligence on workers and work, and foster lifelong and pervasive learning.
A proposal for a research grant in this program must focus on advancing fundamental understanding of future work, and potential improvements to work, workplaces, workforce preparation, or work outcomes for workers and society. It must be convergent research that addresses the human and societal dimensions as well as the technological innovation and their potential impact on future work. In doing so, the research should make significant contributions to both intellectual merit and broader impact. Achieving this goal requires integration and convergence of disciplines across behavioral science, computer science, economic science, engineering, learning sciences, research on education and workforce training, and the social sciences. A convergent perspective is essential to understand and shape long-term social and economic drivers, so that advanced intelligent technology will strengthen the social fabric. A convergent perspective also provides insights into education and re-skilling, so that the benefits of emerging technology can be conferred upon both current and future workers.
- Awards: Planning grants – $150,000 total for 1 year; Research grants – $1,500,000 for 3 years (medium awards) or $3,000,000 for 4 years (large awards)
- Deadlines: Full proposals due March 9, 2020.
- An individual may appear as PI, co-PI, Senior Personnel, Other Personnel, or Consultant on only one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation.
The Queensland International Education and Training (IET) Partnership Fund 2019-2020 Round 1 aims to prioritise the development of high quality, scalable and impactful initiatives aligned to the Study Queensland Business Plan 2019-20, that will advance the goals of the Queensland Government’s IET Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026 (IET Strategy).
Funding allocation is available for projects that are relevant to the following priority themes:
- Talent and employability: Employability projects which enhance professional skills of students and build their networks with employers in their regions. ‘What’s Cooking? A Recipe Book for Employability’ is great reference material for ideas on talent and employability.
- Industry partnerships: Industry partnerships drive employability, employment outcomes and long term opportunities for alumni. Whether international, national or local, industry partnerships are key to enhancing employability outcomes and this round is all about supporting them to thrive.
- International engagement: Building activities and engagement in key source markets is an important way to sustain growth. Strong alignment between the global capability needs of international markets and the combined strengths of institutions and study destinations will be an important focus for this round. See the Study Queensland Business Plan 2019-20 for reference.
- Student experience: The wellbeing and welfare of international students is a key priority. This round is focused on identifying additional student support activities that could be activated in each study destination and available to support the health and wellbeing of Queensland students. See Study Queensland’s latest video on student support.
- Awards: between $10,000 and $150,000. $1:$1 match is required.
- Deadline: December 10, 2019.
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):
Grant Training Opportunities through TAMU Research Development Services:
NOVEMBER 20 – 1:00PM
Memorial Student Center 1401
Designed to familiarize faculty with the many types of NSF documents required to be included with NSF research proposals.