Department of Energy (DOE):
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production – the bioeconomy. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support high-impact technology research and development (R&D) to enable growth and innovation to accelerate the bioeconomy by requesting applications across the entire scope of BETO’s mission space. Each Topic Area supports BETO’s objectives to reduce the minimum selling price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources.
Under this funding opportunity, BETO is interested in the following topic areas:
Topic 1: Scale Up of Bench Applications (SCUBA)
Topic 2: Waste to Energy Strategies for the Bioeconomy
Topic 3: Algae Bioproducts and CO2 Direct-Air-Capture Efficiency (ABCDE)
Topic 4: Bio-Restore: Biomass to Restore Natural Resources
Topic 5: Efficient Wood Heaters
Topice 6: Biopower and Products from Urban and Suburban Wastes: North American Multi-University Partnership for Research and Education
Topic 7: Scalable CO2 Electrocatalysis
- Awards: Amount and duration vary by topic area. Please see full FOA for details.
- Deadlines: Concept papers due March 5, 2020; full applications due April 30, 2020.
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS):
SCRP supports FAS’ Borlaug Fellowship Program and other strategic goals and utilizes the scientific communities’ accumulated knowledge and technologies to help aid in developing practical solutions to address issues including agricultural trade and market access, animal and plant health, biotechnology, food safety and security, and sustainable natural resource management. All applications must include foreign collaborations, and projects should not exceed two years. Funding may be allocated to foreign collaborators through sub-awards. SCRP will support applied research, extension, and education projects — lasting up to two years between U.S. researchers and researchers from selected emerging market economies – that create practical solutions to challenges faced by small farmers and build regional or global trade capacities in FAS countries. In general, applications should support one or more of the following strategies of the Global Food Security Act (Public Law No: 114-195):
1.Accelerate inclusive, agricultural-led economic growth that reduces global poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, particularly among women and children.
2.Increase the productivity, incomes, and livelihoods of small-scale producers, especially women, by working across agricultural value chains, enhancing local capacity to manage agricultural resources effectively, and expanding producer access to local and international markets.
3.Build resilience to food shocks among vulnerable populations and households while reducing reliance upon emergency food assistance.
4.Create an enabling environment for agricultural growth and investment, including through the promotion of secure and transparent property rights.
5.Improve the nutritional status of women and children, with a focus on reducing child stunting, including through the promotion of highly nutritious foods, diet diversification, and nutritional behaviors that improve maternal and child health;
6.Align with and leverage broader United States strategies and investments in trade, economic growth, science and technology, agricultural research and extension, maternal and child health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.
- Awards: $50,000 for up to 2 years.
- Deadline: March 2, 2020
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR):
FFAR’s Seeding Solutions Grants are an open call for applicants to submit innovative and transformative research proposals that furthers any of our Challenge Areas, and foster unique partnerships. Every year, FFAR funds at least one proposal in each of their six Challenge Areas: Advanced Animal Systems, Health-Agriculture Nexus, Next Generation Crops, Soil Health, Sustainable Water Management, and Urban Food Systems. Grantees are required to provide matching funds from non-federal sources and identify an innovation that addresses an intractable problem in food and agriculture within one of FFAR’s Challenge areas. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the managing Scientific Program Director for their Challenge Area of interest to hone their ideas prior to submitting a pre-proposal. FFAR will then review the pre-proposals, and invite selected proposals to submit a full application.
- Awards: Between $300,000 and $1,000,000 for up to 5 years.
- $1:$1 matching funds are required.
- Deadlines: Preproposals due Feb. 26, 2020; full proposals due June 24, 2020.
National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA):
The purpose of the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants (BRAG) program is to support the generation of new information that will assist Federal regulatory agencies make science-based decisions about the effects of introducing genetically engineered organisms (GE) into the environment. These organisms include: plants, microorganisms (including fungi, bacteria, and viruses), insects, fish, birds, mammals, and other animals excluding humans. Investigations on the effects of both managed and natural environments are relevant. The BRAG program accomplishes its purpose by providing Federal regulatory agencies with scientific information relevant to regulatory issues.
- Awards: Up to $500,000 for 4 years for standard research proposals. Up to $25,000 for conference proposals.
- Deadline: Letters of intent due Feb. 12, 2020; full applications due March 18, 2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH):
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity is to solicit applications to generate evidence that could support the approval of label changes to establish more targeted durations of use for certain approved medically important antimicrobial new animal drugs in food animals. These cooperative agreements are intended to provide publicly available evidence to be used by sponsor(s) of affected approved new animal drugs to fulfill a portion of or all of the requirements for the effectiveness technical section for the approval of future supplemental new animal drug applications. Such supplemental new animal drug applications are intended to:
1) Revise approved dosage regimens to provide for use durations that are more targeted (i.e., are more specifically defined) and,
2) That the revised dosage regimens continue to provide effectiveness that is comparable to the currently approved regimen while reducing the risk of antimicrobial resistance development.
- Awards: $500,000 in total costs for 1 year.
- Deadlines: Letters of intent due April 1, 2020; full applications due May 1, 2020.
To facilitate genomic research and the dissemination of its products, NHGRI supports genomic resources that are crucial for basic research, disease studies, model organism studies, and other biomedical research. Awards under this FOA will support the development and distribution of genomic resources that use cost-effective approaches and will be valuable for the broad research community. Such resources include (but are not limited to) databases and informatics resources (such as human and model organism databases, ontologies, and analysis toolsets), comprehensive identification and collections of genomic features (such as functional genomic elements), and standard data types produced using central sets of samples (such as structural variants in 1000 Genomes or GTEx samples).
- 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 60 days prior to application due date. Standard due dates apply starting May 25, 2020.
The purpose of this FOA is to establish expert panels that will select genes and genomic variants associated with diseases or conditions of high priority to participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and systematically determine their clinical significance for diagnosis and treatment of these diseases or conditions. The Genomic Expert Curation Panels funded through this FOA are required to utilize the NHGRI Clinical Genomics Resource (ClinGen) and the NCBI ClinVar procedures, interfaces, tools and informatics infrastructure to determine the strength of evidence supporting the clinical significance of the selected genes and variants that will support development of clinical practice guidelines.
- Awards: Up to $220,000 per year in direct costs for up to 3 years.
- Deadlines: Letters of intent due April 27, 2020; full applications due May 27, 2020.
As a follow-up to the Reimagining Respiratory Protection QuickFire Challenge, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS, working with Janssen Research & Development, LLC, are proud to introduce the Invisible Shield QuickFire Challenge. Innovators are invited to submit ideas for potential solutions that repel and protect against airborne viruses while integrating seamlessly into everyday life.
The innovator(s) with the best idea will be awarded up to $200,000 in funding from BARDA, access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem, and support in developing their ideas from BARDA for one year, to support health security products and technologies in biotechnology, life science research, and medical innovations as they navigate research, development, and regulatory pathways.
- Awards: Up to $200,000
- Deadline: Due Feb. 14, 2020
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/lsp):
Note: Please be aware that the list is not comprehensive. Anyone who wishes to apply to a limited submission RFP that is not posted on this website should contact Shelly Martin at email@example.com or 979.862.2233. The guidelines will be reviewed and an appropriate internal deadline will be established and posted to the website.
|Program Name||Declaration of Intent Due
|USDA Education and Workforce Development Program: Agricultural Workforce Training Grants||02/27/2020||03/05/2020||05/26/2020|
|NIH Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34)||02/20/2020|
|NIH Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)||02/14/2020|
|HRSA Quality Improvement Solutions for Sustained Epidemic Control Project||02/05/2020|
|USDA Education and Workforce Development Program: Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy||01/31/2020||02/07/2020||04/28/2020|
Research Development Seminars from TAMU:
FEBRUARY 5 – 1:00PM
INTERDISCIPLINARY LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING – AUDITORIUM & LOBBY
Brief Agenda and who should attend:
- Broader Impacts Seminar (All Faculty Invited to Attend) – Incl. seminar and Q&A
- Expo (All Faculty Invited to Attend) – Network with the campus representatives about your Broader Impacts needs
- NSF CAREER Education Plan Seminar (Junior Faculty Invited to Attend) – Includes NSF CAREER awardees panel, seminar, and Q&A
Register: By 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zdzTVBhaQBE6G1