Department of Defense (DoD):
The TBDRP’s vision is to prevent the occurrence, better diagnose, and resolve or minimize the impact of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, with emphasis on burden of disease. The TBDRP’s mission is to support research to understand the pathogenesis of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, to deliver innovative solutions to prevent, better diagnose, and treat their manifestations for the benefit of military Service members and the American public, and to disseminate this knowledge.
- Career Development Award: To fund early-career investigators to conduct impactful research under the mentorship of an experienced tick-borne disease researcher. Open to scientists within 10 years of completion of their terminal degree at time of submission. Maximum funding of $300,000 in direct costs for up to 3 years. Preproposals due May 27, 2020.
- Idea Award: To fund research that could lead to impactful discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate progress in improving outcomes for individuals affected by Lyme diseases and/or other tick-borne illnesses. Maximum funding of $600,000 in direct costs for up to 3 years. Preproposals due May 27, 2020.
The Fiscal Year 2021 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) intends to support young in career scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees by 1 April 2012 or later showing exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The program objective is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.
Potential topics of interest:
INFORMATION AND NETWORKS (RTA2) – a. Computational Cognition and Machine Intelligence (BAA p. 18-20); h. Trust and Influence (BAA p. 27-28); j. Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience (BAA p. 29-31)
CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (RTB2) – a. Biophysics (BAA p. 44-46); b. Human Performance and Biosystems (BAA p. 46-47);
- Awards: $150,000 per year for 3 years.
- Deadlines: White papers due May 14, 2020; Full proposals due July 14, 2020.
Department of Energy (DOE):
DOE-FE’s program in Carbon Capture has been developing carbon capture technologies since 2001 with the goal of decreasing the cost of carbon capture systems. Technologies developed to date have focused on the capture of CO2 directly from fossil fuel power plant gases. The Carbon Capture program is aiming to leverage this past research in materials and systems development for application to the conditions and process requirements of direct air capture (DAC). This FOA is comprised of two Areas of Interest (AOI) targeting the development of new materials for use in DAC (AOI-1) and the continued advancement and field testing of DAC technologies currently under development (AOI-2).
- Awards: AOI-1 – up to $800,000 for 12-18 months; AOI-2 – up to $2,500,000 for 3 years.
- NOTE: 20% cost share required.
- Deadline: May 29, 2020
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA):
In FY 2020, the Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension (ECDRE) program is soliciting proposals to develop effective tactics and strategies to control Huanglongbing (HLB) and its disease complex for financially sustainable citrus growth in the United States. All projects funded by the ECDRE program will incorporate collaborative approaches that incorporate available knowledge to develop new solutions that can be deployed by growers to manage and prevent HLB infection in the near term. Proposals funded by the ECDRE program in FY 2020 will provide a plan for addressing one or more of the priority needs listed in the RFPA linked above.
- Standard Projects (SP): To support targeted problem-solving efforts that are narrower in scope than a Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP). These projects will be aimed at: i. farm-level implementation or commercialization of proven solutions; or ii. examination of innovative ideas that will address one of the goals identified by the Citrus Disease Subcommittee. Applications should bring together research and extension components of the agricultural knowledge system around a problem area or activity. Up to $1,500,000 for up to 2 years.
- Coordinated Agricultural Projects (CAP): To address national-scale efforts by coordinating research and extension efforts in one of the following goals identified by the Citrus Disease Subcommittee (see RFPA page 7). CAPs will be awarded to consortia or groups of qualified applicants to coordinate their efforts in addressing one of the goals listed above. CAP applications are expected to demonstrate coherent and complementary integrated activities with the goal of developing a strategy or solution that could be implemented in a defined timeframe, preferably by the end of the project. Successful CAP applications will propose the formation of public-private consortia or other interdisciplinary groups to address one or more of the priority needs identified. Up to $15,000,000 for up to 5 years.
- Coordination Networks (CN): To facilitate greater sharing of HLB research results nationally, develop and support resources for data collection and management, develop tools for evaluation of progress and assess the effectiveness of research and extension efforts, and help identify priority research and extension needs. It is expected that the coordination network will work closely with NIFA and the Citrus Disease Subcommittee to ensure that its analyses inform decision making and increase the effectiveness of the ECDRE program. Up to $1,000,000 for 5 years.
- Deadline for Pre-applications: May 4, 2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – see Limited Submissions section for additional NIH opportunities:
This Notice of Special Interest informs current awardees that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is inviting administrative supplement applications that seek to utilize existing measures of body composition (e.g., Computed Tomography (CT) scans) to better understand the associations with systemic cancer therapies (i.e., chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, and targeted therapies) and adverse events, progression, and/or survival. Body composition is defined as the proportions of fat and lean mass, which includes muscle, bone, and water. Eligible studies must include high-quality treatment data that include dose received for all modalities and robust adverse event reporting.
These supplements will achieve the following:
- Demonstrate the feasibility of using existing measures of body composition to add value to existing studies of cancer survivors, and
- Expand the knowledge about how body composition may mediate treatment-related adverse events and survival.
- PDs/PIs must hold an active eligible R01, R37, P01, U19, U01, or UM1 grant supported through NCI – no other grant mechanisms are eligible for this program.
- Awards: Up to $150,000 total for up to 12 months.
- Deadline: May 15, 2020
National Science Foundation (NSF) – see Limited Submissions section for additional NSF opportunities:
Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) plans to fund workshops to identify critical needs for unique research infrastructure that can serve a research community at a national needs level, and have the potential to significantly advance engineering research. Such workshops are typically identified as conferences in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), and will hereafter be referred to as conferences. Members of the engineering research community are invited to propose conferences that identify gaps in existing mid-scale research infrastructure and define the infrastructure that would be needed to address grand-challenge-level engineering research questions. Conference outcomes may help define either design or implementation projects for future mid-scale research infrastructure.
- Prior to submitting a conference proposal, the PI must contact one of the individuals listed below to ensure that the proposal fits the goals of this DCL. PIs will then be directed to appropriate Program Director(s) for submission through the normal submission process outlined in Chapter II.E.7 of the NSF PAPPG.
- Deadline: May 22, 2020
The United States (U.S.), Northern Ireland (NI), and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) have come together to form a unique partnership as a way of increasing the level of collaborative R&D among researchers across the three jurisdictions that will generate innovation and lead to improvements in society. The objective of U.S.-Ireland R&D Partnership is to encourage trilateral, collaborative research projects that address significant research challenges, particularly in the areas of nanoscale science and engineering, sensors and sensor networks, telecommunications, energy and sustainability, and cybersecurity. These thematic areas have been identified as representing a unique opportunity for collaborative research and are internationally recognized as potentially pivotal fields in the 21st century.
- See full DCL for detailed submission process.
- For more information on the U.S.-Ireland R&D Partnership, contact Roxanne Nikolaus, Program Director, Office of International Science and Engineering. Phone: (703) 292-7578. Email: email@example.com.
To further scientific and technological cooperation between the United States and the European Community, the National Science Foundation and the European Research Council signed an Implementing Arrangement on October 29, 2019 to enable U.S.-based scientists and engineers with active NSF awards, particularly those early on in their careers, to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues supported through EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants. This letter invites current NSF grantees to submit supplemental funding requests for research visits to any identified, appropriate ERC-funded European research group. NSF particularly encourages requests from NSF grantees who are early on in their careers or who are still actively building their careers. Further, the letter gives instructions on how to submit supplemental funding requests and other relevant policies and requirements.
- See full DCL for further details.
- This opportunity is open only to PIs and co-PIs of active NSF awards. Supplemental funding may not be used to support travel for senior personnel, postdocs, or others funded on the award.
- Deadline: May 15, 2020, for consideration using FY 2020 funds.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979.862.2233. The guidelines will be reviewed and an appropriate internal deadline will be established and posted to the website.
Directorate for Biological Sciences staff are interested in hearing how BIO and NSF can mitigate the longer-term harm of COVID-19 on U.S. research and training. We will be holding a series of four BIO-wide virtual office hours next week during which the biological science community can share concerns, ask questions, or offer suggestions on how we can do more to address this national emergency.
Sessions dates and times are as follows. Please feel free to attend the session that best fits your schedule; representatives from across BIO will be in attendance during each session.
Tuesday, March 31, 3-4 pm EDT
Register for this session: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_lLZHVAmhQhCtjU0Som0w4Q
Wednesday, April 1, 2-3 pm EDT
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Thursday, April 2, 1-2 pm EDT
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EERE) will launch a new website to replace eXCHANGE for funding opportunity announcements and application submission. We are looking for volunteers to pilot the new process. Beginning in Fiscal Year 2021, organizations interested in responding to EERE opportunities will use the EERE Program Information Center (EPIC) to view open opportunities and submit applications. The EPIC Application Submissions Pilot will take place in May—June, 2020. Interested organizations will have a chance to register early and get a firsthand look at EPIC and how the process is changing. The biggest change to the registration process is that your organization must register before your individual applicant accounts can be created. During the pilot, participants will be asked to register in EPIC and submit a test application. Participants will have access to training videos and will be asked to provide feedback on the new process.
The pilot is open to any organization. The following roles are needed to register for the pilot: (1) Your organization’s Government Business Point of Contact (from Sam.gov) and (2) Technical Points of Contact (e.g., Principle Investigators) or any other person who prepares, reviews or submits applications for funding opportunities. Organizations interested in participating in the pilot should email email@example.com by May 1, 2020. Please include “EPIC Application Submissions Pilot” in the subject line and include the following information:
- Full Name
- Email Address
- Organization Name
Pilot space is limited. Participants will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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
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)
- Department of Energy
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Memo to Contractors (Guidance Sent to Contractors, Subject to Change, 3/24/20)
- USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture
- 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)