Department of Defense (DoD):
The Department of Defense (DoD) has recently announced anticipation FY20 funding opportunities for several programs managed by the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act is anticipated to provide funding to support innovative, high-impact research in a number of different programs, including those listed below. For more information about each program (including guidelines and specific deadlines), please follow the provided links. Information about additional CDMRP funding opportunities not listed here can be found at: https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default
- Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP): $3M appropriation to provide support for research of exceptional scientific merit and innovation with high impact that focuses on BMF diseases. https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/bmfrp
- Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP): $40M appropriation https://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2020/20kcrppreann
- Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP): $14M appropriation https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/lcrp
- Melanoma Research Program (MRP): $20M appropriation https://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2020/20mrppreann
- Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP): $35M appropriation to support patient-centered research to prevent, detect, treat, and cure ovarian cancer to enhance the health and well-being of Service members, Veterans, retirees, their family members, and all women impacted by this disease. https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/ocrp
- Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP): $110M appropriation to provide funds for research into cancers not addressed in the breast, pancreatic, prostate, ovarian, kidney, lung, melanoma, and rare cancer research programs. To be considered for funding, applications for the FY20 PRCRP must address at least one of the FY20 PRCRP Topic Areas as directed by Congress. Research applications in the areas of breast, prostate, lung (excluding mesothelioma), kidney, melanoma, pancreatic, rare cancer, or ovarian cancer will not be accepted. https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prcrp
- Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP): $360M appropriation to support to support medical research projects of clear scientific merit and direct relevance to military health. https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp
- Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP): $110M appropriation to fund research that will lead to the elimination of death from prostate cancer and enhance the well-being of Service members, Veterans, and all the men and their families who are experiencing the impact of the disease. https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pcrp
- Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP): $40M appropriation to support spinal cord injury (SCI) research. https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/scirp
- Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP): $7M appropriation https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/tbdrp.aspx
- Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP): $6M appropriation https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/tscrp
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – see Limited Submissions section for additional NIH opportunities:
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity is to provide funds for the exploration of scientific methods related to understanding the geospatial link between foodborne pathogens in environmental water sources and to food safety.
The grantee will work to promote coherent approaches to sustainable land and water management. Through projects, studies and information-sharing, the grantee will help increase scientific understanding of the biophysical and socioeconomic relationships between land and water resources at the landscape scale, and will provide international policy guidance aimed at achieving greater management coherence among sectors and across the full global community. The grantee will help to coordinate and review the latest research on best practices for environmental monitoring and its relationship to agricultural practices and food safety. Furthermore, the grantee will help disseminate the appropriate materials and knowledge gained to a world-wide audience.
- Awards: $250,000 per year in total costs, for up to 5 years.
- Deadline: June 1, 2020
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate translation of scientific discoveries and engineering developments in imaging, data science and/or spectroscopic technologies into methods or tools that address contemporary problems in understanding the fundamental biology, potential risk of development, diagnosis, treatment, and/or disease status for cancer or other disease.
A distinguishing feature of each application to this FOA will be formation of an academic-industrial partnership: a strategic alliance of academic and industrial investigators who work together as partners to identify and translate a technological solution for mitigation of a cancer (or other disease-related) problem. In this sense, the FOA acts more as funding mechanism for driving translational research in imaging more than for a specific scientific or clinical research area. These partnerships are expected to solidify pre-existing collaborations or new ones that would drive the field of imaging, as a whole, further than if they had not been formed.
- Awards: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.
- Deadline: June 5, 2020
Notice of Specialist Interest (NOSI): Availability of Funds for Competitive Revision Applications to Conduct Research with a Focus in Chronic Disease and the Reduction of Health Disparities Within the Mission of NIDDK (R01, U01, U24, P30, U54)
This Notice of Special Interest invites competitive revision applications to support the expansion of existing NIDDK-funded R01, U01, U24, U54, and P30 awards to address the increasing burden of chronic diseases and to reduce health disparities in the development, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of high priority to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
NIDDK’s research interests include chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases. Many of these diseases and disorders disproportionately affect the health of under-served populations in the United States. It is recognized that both biologic and non-biologic factors may contribute to the development or progression of diseases of interest to NIDDK for these under-served populations. For the purposes of this FOA, health disparities is defined according to Healthy People 2020 as “a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.”
- Awards: Budgets for R01 applications are limited to less than $500,000 direct costs exclusive of consortium F&A costs. P30 and U54 applications may request up to a maximum of $750,000 direct costs exclusive of consortium F&A costs. Applicants may request a maximum of 1 year of support. All budget requests need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
- Deadline: May 14, 2020
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35) to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and/or enhance research training opportunities for predoctoral students interested in careers in biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. Many NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) use this NRSA program exclusively to support intensive, short-term research training experiences for health professional students (medical students, veterinary students, and/or students in other health-professional programs) during the summer. This program is also intended to encourage training of graduate students in the physical or quantitative sciences to pursue research careers by short-term exposure to, and involvement in, the health-related sciences. The training should be of sufficient depth to enable the trainees, upon completion of the program, to have a thorough exposure to the principles underlying the conduct of biomedical research.
- Awards: Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
- Deadline: May 25, 2020
This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages the submission of pilot and feasibility clinical trials conducted in humans that will lay the foundation for larger clinical trials related to the prevention and/or treatment of diseases and conditions within the mission of NIDDK. The program will support small, short-term clinical trials in humans to acquire preliminary data regarding the effects of the intervention, as well as feasibility data related to recruitment and retention, and study conduct. Applications for clinical trials submitted under this FOA should have clearly described aims and objectives, and have a high likelihood that the trial findings will lead to more definitive, hypothesis-driven trials to improve understanding, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of the diseases studied and have the potential to impact clinical practice and/or public health. Preliminary data regarding intervention efficacy are not required.
- Awards: $200,000 per year in direct costs, for up to 3 years.
- Deadline: Standard dates apply.
Other Funding Sources:
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) provides funding in support of scientific research and educational initiatives focused on waste management practices benefiting industry participants and the communities they serve. To that end, EREF welcomes applications for projects and research addressing any area of integrated solid waste management, with priority given to research aimed at increasing sustainable solid waste management practices. The following topic areas will be considered: waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products (including waste-to-energy, anaerobic digestion, composting, and other thermal or biological conversion technologies); strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g., organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.); and landfilling.
- Awards: Previously awarded grants have ranged from $15,000 to over $500,000 with the average grant amount in recent years being $160,000. Typical project durations are about 2 years.
- Deadline: Preproposals due May 1, 2020
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://tamu.infoready4.com/#limitedsubmissions):
The Division of Research (DOR) identifies limited submission proposal funding opportunities through internet searches, web services and historical opportunities. 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 email email@example.com or call 979.862.2233. The guidelines will be reviewed and an appropriate internal deadline will be established and posted to the website.
|Title||Due Date||Organizer||Category||Award Cycle|
|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|
|NIH Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program FY 2021 (P2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed)||04/15/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|Pew Biomedical Scholars||04/16/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI-RP)||04/17/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|USDA-NIFA Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program (FASLP)||04/17/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|NEA Grants for Arts Projects||04/22/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|NIH Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)||04/28/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|William T. Grant Scholars Program||04/28/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|Breast Cancer Alliance, 2021 Young Investigator Grant||04/29/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (42)||05/01/2020||Limited Submissions||Call for Intent to Submit||2020-21|
|The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Grants||05/04/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA): Future Research Directions for the Engineering Research Community||05/11/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
|NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science||06/25/2020||Limited Submissions||Limited Submissions||2020-21|
To further the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) work on the Agriculture Innovation Agenda (AIA), USDA today announced it is seeking public and private sector input on the most important innovation opportunities to be addressed in the near and long term. Using input provided, USDA will identify common themes across the agriculture customer base to inform research and innovation efforts in the Department, the broader public-sector, and the private sector.
- Stakeholders are asked to respond to the following questions:
- What agricultural commodity, group of commodities, or customer base does your response pertain to or would benefit?
- What are the biggest challenges and opportunities to increase productivity and/or decrease environmental footprint that should be addressed in the next 10-to 30-year timeframe?
- For each opportunity identified, answer the following supplemental questions:
- What might be the outcome for the innovation solution (e.g., the physical or tangible product(s) or novel approach) from each of the four innovation clusters?
- What are the specific research gaps, regulatory barriers, or other hurdles that need to be addressed to enable eventual application, or further application, of the innovation solution proposed from each of the four innovation clusters?
- USDA is currently accepting public comments and written stakeholder input through its Request for Information (RFI) (PDF, 257 KB) through August 1, 2020.
It is important to note that beginning June 1, 2020, proposers will be required to use one of the NSF-approved formats for both the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of NSF proposals. Proposals submitted via FastLane, Research.gov and Grants.gov will be compliance checked to ensure that the documents were prepared in accordance with this new policy.
- SciENcv: NSF has partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae as an NSF-approved format for use in preparation of both the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of an NSF proposal. SciENcv will produce an NSF-compliant PDF version of the documents which proposers can save and submit as part of their proposals via FastLane, Research.gov or Grants.gov. Additional information about the NSF-approved SciENcv formats is available on the NSF biographical sketch and current and pending support websites.
The SciENcv tool integrates with ORCID, enabling proposers to populate their Biographical Sketches by importing data directly from their ORCID records rather than having to manually enter all the required information. Additionally, Biographical Sketch data maintained in SciENcv can be quickly and easily updated on an ongoing basis for subsequent proposal submissions.
- NSF Fillable PDF: NSF is also providing a fillable PDF as an NSF-approved format for use to prepare both the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of an NSF proposal. Proposers can download the respective fillable PDF form from the NSF biographical sketch and current and pending support websites and then submit the completed forms as part of their proposals via FastLane, Research.gov or Grants.gov. Note that the NSF fillable PDF for the Biographical Sketch does not integrate with ORCID.
The April IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held April 16th from 1pm-2pm EDT. This Office Hour will include discussion of CAREER proposals, solicitations, and Dear Colleague Letters recently released by NSF. This will be followed by time to ask questions about CAREER proposals, COVID-19, or any other NSF topics of interest.
UPDATED – COVID-19 Guidance for Federal Funding Applicants and Recipients:
Agency Updates Specific to Federal Award Impact (https://www.cogr.edu/institutional-and-agency-responses-covid-19-and-additional-resources):
- Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (3/16/20)
Per FFAR: As the impact of the COVID19 outbreak widens, FFAR is taking steps to keep our employees and stakeholders safe. So effective Monday, March 16, 2020 our offices in DC will be closed until the end of March and, if necessary, longer. Although our offices will be closed, our employees are teleworking and available to help you with your application, review or post-award needs during regular business hours. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about your application, review or award. We understand the outbreak may affect your work or cause delays; we are committed to flexible arrangements that may limit the impact on your work as much as possible. Please reach out to the Grants or Science Program teams if you need an extension on any required submission during this time. We will continue accepting and reviewing applications, reviewing progress reports and processing award payments.
- Office of Management and Budget
- National Institutes of Health
FAQs on COVID-19 Flexibilities for Applicants and Recipients (Updated 3/25/20)
- National Science Foundation
Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (revised 4/3/20)
NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17, entitled, “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations” dated March 19, 2020 (4/1/20)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites, Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Sites, International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) Sites, and Similar Activities (3/31/20)
Impact on Existing Deadline Dates (3/24/20)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposers and Awardees (3/4/20, note, this document has been archived)
- Office of Justice Programs, DOJ (Guidance sent to Grantees, Subject to Change)
OJP Grantee Update #1 COVID-19 Impacts (3/16/20)
- The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition
- Centers for Disease Control
- National Security Agency (Guidance sent to Contractors, Subject to Change)
- Office of Naval Research (ONR)
- Department of Energy
- Department of Commerce
For Additional Guidance, DOC References OMB M-20-18 (3/20/20)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Memo to Contractors (Guidance Sent to Contractors, Subject to Change, 3/24/20)
- Department of Transportation
- USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture
NIFA Deadline Extensions due to COVID-19 (3/18/20)
- United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity
USAMRAA Animal Research Guidance (3/19/20)
- Department of Defense
- Food and Drug Administration
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Department of the Air Force (Sent to Contractors, Subject to Change)
Guidance on No Cost Extensions (3/26/20)
- Environmental Protection Agency