Department of Defense (DoD):
DoD interests include the areas of research supported by the Army Research Office (ARO), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), hereafter generally referred to collectively as “we,” “our,” “us,” or “administering agency.” We use “administering agency” to provide a generic reference to any of the administering agencies.
A central purpose of the DURIP is to provide equipment and instrumentation to enhance research related education in areas of interest and priority to the DoD. Therefore, your proposal must address the impact of the equipment or instrumentation on your institution’s ability to educate students through research in disciplines important to DoD missions.
- Awards: Each administering agency will make grant awards to fund the purchase of research equipment or instrumentation costing $50,000 or more (up to $1.5 million) that cannot typically be purchased within the budgets of single-investigator awards.
- This program can make awards to universities conducting, or demonstrably capable of conducting, research in areas of interest to the DoD with the new equipment or instrumentation proposed.
- Deadline: May 15, 2020
The Department of Defense (DoD) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) has released a FY20 announcements for the following funding opportunities. Full announcements and application instructions can be found at the page linked above.
- Discovery Award – Up to $200,000 for 2 years; LOI due April 16, 2020
- Focused Program Award – Up to $7,200,000 for 4 years; Preproposal due April 23, 2020
- Investigator-Initiated Research Award – Up to $2,000,000 for 4 years; Preproposal due April 23, 2020
- Technology/Therapeutic Development Award – Up to $4,000,000 for 4 years; Preproposal due April 23, 2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH):
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for 3-year planning projects for trials in either of two age ranges (25 to <50 or ≥50 years of age) to determine the effects of sustained (e.g. 5-year) caloric restriction (CR) and other interventions that modify the amount, timing, or composition of nutrient intake on risk factors for aging-related conditions and mechanisms that may influence health span and longevity. Proposed projects must plan for trials with a minimum of three arms: a control group; a CR group; and at least one other nutritional intervention that modifies level, timing, or composition of nutrient intake. Narrower age ranges within the younger and older age groups may be proposed.
The projects will support organizational, planning, and protocol development activities, addressing elements such as selection and design of interventions, recruitment, eligibility criteria, selection of pre-specified study outcomes, outcome ascertainment, behavioral interventions to achieve and maintain adherence, adherence measurement, and outcome analysis. The projects will also support pilot studies and data analyses needed for these planning activities.
- Awards: $700,000 in direct costs per year for up to 3 years.
- Deadlines: LOI due June 23, 2020; Full applications due July 23, 2020.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for collaborative, multidisciplinary research to comprehensively investigate the dynamics and drivers of influenza transmission between humans. This FOA will support research to: (1) improve detection and sampling of influenza viral particles from the air; (2) develop novel assays to assess viability and infectivity of influenza viral particles collected from the air; and (3) comprehensively evaluate the contribution of viral, host, physical, and environmental factors to influenza transmission between humans.
- Awards: Up to $2,000,000 in direct costs for up to 5 years.
- Deadlines: LOI due May 23, 2020; Full applications due June 23, 2020
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications to support development of promising universal influenza vaccine candidates that protect against both influenza A and B viruses. This FOA will use the R21/R33 Phased Innovation award mechanism. Support will be provided for two years for the R21 phase (for milestone-driven exploratory or feasibility studies) and up to three years of support may follow for the R33 phase (for expanded development). A single application that includes both the R21 and R33 phases must be submitted.
- Awards: Up to $1,175,000 total over both R21 and R33 phases.
- Deadline: July 2, 2020
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), entitled “Toward Translation of Cancer Nanotechnology Interventions (TTNCI)” is to enable the translation of nanotechnology-based cancer interventions relying on next-generation nanoparticle formulations and/or nano-devices. The TTNCI initiative encourages applications for advanced pre-clinical research, supporting translation of nanotechnology-based cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. The “Toward Translation of Nanotechnology Cancer Interventions” (TTNCI) awards are designed to mature experimental nanomedicines relying on “next-generation” nanoparticles and nano-devices which demonstrate strong potential to improve treatment effectiveness and/or tackle cancers that currently have a very limited arsenal of approved therapies or diagnostic strategies. TTNCI awards are expected to enable further development of proposed nanotechnology-based interventions to the stage in which they could continue on a developmental path towards the NCI Experimental Therapeutics (NExT) and other NCI translational programs.
- Awards: Up to $475,000 in direct costs per year for up to 4 years.
- Deadlines: May 21, 2020; November 19, 2020; May 20, 2021; November 18, 2021
The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-priced, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems. The minimum award is $50,000. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers.
- Awards: $50,000 – $600,000 for 1 year.
- Deadline: June 1, 2020
The High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-end, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems. The minimum award is $600,001. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $2,000,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, high throughput robotic screening systems, and biomedical imagers.
- Awards: $600,001 – $2,000,000 for 1 year.
- Deadline: June 1, 2020
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://tamu.infoready4.com/#limitedsubmissions):
Special Announcement: The Division of Research has implemented a brand new proposal submission and internal review portal. The system will be used for limited submissions and most internal grant programs. You will find available opportunities at:
The limited submission office will be phasing in the portal as new limited submission opportunities arise. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelly Martin at 979-862-2233.
|Title||Due Date||Organizer||Category||Award Cycle|
|`NIH Medical Scientist Training Program (T32)||03/04/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|HRSA Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Program||03/05/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|BECKMAN FOUNDATION 2021 Beckman Scholars Program||03/15/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|CPRIT Research Training Grants||03/25/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|National Endowment for the Humanities Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants||03/25/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, 2021-22 cycle||03/27/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant||03/27/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|NIH NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 – Clinical Trial Optional)||04/01/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|NIH Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)||04/01/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|NSF General Social Survey (GSS) Competition||04/01/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|NIH Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)||04/15/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|Pew Biomedical Scholars||04/16/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|William T. Grant Scholars Program||04/28/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
On March 2, the Federal Register published a notice entitled, “Solicitation of Input from Stakeholders on Agency Services.”
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is requesting written stakeholder input on agency services to assist NIFA in optimizing delivery of services and better serve stakeholders’ and partners’ research, extension, and education needs. NIFA plans to consider all stakeholder input received in response to this Notice.
Submission of stakeholder input to the target questions will be open through April 3 at 5 p.m. (EST).
Research Development Seminars:
March 18, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00
207 PLPM and via WebEx
Please mark your calendars for a lunchtime presentation and Q&A session with Mike Cronan of Academic Research Funding Strategies. He will provide strategies for increasing your proposal’s success using the first page of the project narrative. Lunch is provided for in-person attendees who RSVP in advance. WebEx participation will also be available via RSVP. RSVP here.
Multiple Dates (see below)
EVANS LIBRARY ANNEX
Sound data management practices can ensure compliance with funding requirements and increase your productivity. This workshop will teach you how to think about your data so that you can manage it more easily throughout your research process. We will cover best practices for documentation, versioning, backup, sharing, and preservation. This workshop will also introduce you to the Texas Data Repository where you can publish data to increase the impact of your research. This is workshop is open to graduate students, faculty, and staff in all disciplines.