Department of Energy (DOE):
Through this prize competition, DOE is seeking novel, systems-based solutions from multidisciplinary teams to implement resource recovery at small- to medium-sized water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). By presenting cost-effective and innovative facility engineering solutions, WRRFs can progress toward the goal of doubling resource recovery and accelerate the transition from conventional wastewater treatment to a model of resource recovery from municipal wastewater across the United States. Applications for participation will be evaluated on demonstrated achievement of target recovery levels, with additional credit being given for innovation and replicability. Beyond the cash prize, winners may be recognized by having their plans published on a public-facing website to provide potential wastewater treatment recovery strategies that other wastewater treatment facilities might adopt.
- Awards: Phase I awards – $50,000 per team; Phase II awards – $250,000 per team.
- Deadlines: Phase I deadline April 28, 2020; Phase II deadline May 2021.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
EPA is announcing a grant competition to fund two-year Pollution Prevention assistance agreements for projects that provide technical assistance (e.g., information, training, tools) to businesses and their facilities to help them develop and adopt source reduction practices (also known as “pollution prevention” or “P2”). P2 means reducing or eliminating pollutants from entering any waste stream or otherwise being released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal. In keeping with the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, EPA is encouraging P2 because implementing these practices can result in reductions in toxic pollutants, the use of water, energy and other raw materials, while also lowering business costs. States, state entities, federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply.
- Awards: $40,000-$500,000 total per award for 2 years.
- Cost Share: 50% cost share is required.
- Deadline: March 31, 2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – see Limited Submissions section below for additional NIH opportunities:
With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for investigator-initiated Program Project (P01) applications. The proposed Program may address any of the broad areas of cancer research, including (but not limited to) cancer biology, cancer prevention, cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, and cancer control. Basic, translational, clinical, and/or population-based studies in all of these research areas are appropriate. Each application submitted in response to this FOA must consist of at least three research projects and an Administrative Core. The projects must share a common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective.
- Awards: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Maximum project period is 5 years.
- Deadline: The first standard due date for this FOA is May 25, 2020. Letters of intent due 30 days prior to application due date.
FDA announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2020 funds to support the collection of data on antimicrobial use in companion animals. The funded data collection efforts are intended to 1) provide needed information on antimicrobial use practices in companion animals (specifically, dogs and cats) and 2) provide important information on data collection methodologies to help optimize long-term strategies for collection and reporting of such data. The cooperative agreement will enable the collection of critical information to support the Center for Veterinary Medicine’s goal to foster antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings by monitoring antimicrobial use and management practices in companion animals. The data obtained will support efforts to assess potential associations between antimicrobial use practices and antimicrobial resistance.
- Awards: Up to $200,000 total per year for 5 years.
- Deadlines: Letters of intent due April 1, 2020; full applications due May 1, 2020.
National Science Foundation (NSF):
CALL FOR CONFERENCE PROPOSALS: The LTER program, in collaboration with the evolutionary clusters within DEB, Evolutionary Processes (EP) and Systematics and Biodiversity Science (SBS), will support conferences and workshops that lead to new research and collaborations between evolutionary biologists and current LTER scientists. The goal is to leverage existing long-term data, experiments and samples to catalyze new evolutionary studies. Proposed activities should involve one or more working groups that will meet multiple times to plan and accomplish goals. Meetings may be in-person or virtual. This initiative is intended to leverage opportunities at the intersection of evolution and ecology, not to expand the existing scope of the LTER program. Collaborations initiated through this mechanism may lead to proposals for submission to the Core programs in DEB (including EP, SBS, and the Bridging Ecology and Evolution [BEE] track in DEB’s core solicitation) and elsewhere. Conference proposals can be submitted any time before April 1, 2021.
The Reproducible Cells and Organoids via Directed Differentiation Encoding (RECODE) solicitation seeks proposals that elucidate mechanisms and develop strategies for directed differentiation from undifferentiated cells to mature functional cells or organoids with specified activity. This solicitation parallels NSF’s investment in Understanding the Rules of Life (URoL): Predicting Phenotype, NSF’s Big Idea focused on predicting the set of observable characteristics (phenotype) of an organism based on its genetic makeup and the nature of its environment and applies it to understanding and accomplishing the intentional and guided differentiation of an undifferentiated cell into cells, organoids or tissues with predetermined activities and functions. This program is an integration and extension of the activities supported by the Engineering Biology and Health Cluster within CBET to involve cross-directorate programs that share an interest in understanding and directing cell differentiation mechanisms. Topics that reside clearly within the boundaries of a single NSF core program are outside of the scope of this solicitation.
- Awards: Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.
- Deadlines: Letters of intent due March 2, 2020; full applications due April 30, 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||05/21/2020|
|NIH Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)||02/14/2020||05/26/2020|
|NIH Team Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education||02/12/2020||04/27/2020|
|NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teans (RM1)||02/12/2020||05/25/2020|
|NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54)||02/05/2020||04/15/2020|
|HRSA National Organizations of State and Local Officials: Public Health Capacity||02/05/2020||04/27/2020|
|HRSA Quality Improvement Solutions for Sustained Epidemic Control Project||02/05/2020||03/27/2020|
February 6, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The National Science Foundation will conduct a webinar on updates to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST. The webinar will provide an overview of significant changes and clarifications to the PAPPG that will take effect for proposals submitted, or due, and awards made on or after June 1, 2020. The PAPPG details NSF’s proposal preparation and submission guidelines, and provides guidance on managing and monitoring the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by the Foundation.
There is no cost to participate. To register yourself, and/or others for this webinar, please proceed to the webinar registration site.