Department of Defense (DoD):
Detailed descriptions of funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the specific Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov), the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault) and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (https://eBRAP.org).
- Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)
Clinical Trial Award open to all 44 topics (W81XWH-20-PRMRP-CTA)
- Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) open to Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health with a focus on COVID-19
Clinical Trial Award (W81XWH-20-PRMRP-CTA-COV)
Investigator Initiated Research Award (W81XWH-20-PRMRP-IIRA-COV)
Technology/Therapeutic Development Award (W81XWH-20-PRMRP-TTDA-COV)
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR):
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is funding five additional Vet Fellowships to conduct pandemic and zoonotic research. The FFAR Vet Fellows program equips veterinary students with the expertise to address future agricultural challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that the FFAR Veterinary Student Research Fellowships should also support work on agricultural pathogens that have the potential to cause widespread, economically disruptive and medically important diseases in humans. Like coronavirus, certain pathogens of food animals, such as high-path avian influenza (H5N1) and swine flu (H1N1), have potential for transmission to humans with significant consequences. Research at the interface of food/animal production and the medical sciences is critical to understanding – and preventing – these emerging threats.
- Awards: $8,000 student trainee support per award (stipend and travel); $8,000 research support per award (supplies and equipment) for one year.
- Deadline for nominations: May 6, 2020
- NOTE: Only TWO students may be nominated per institution. If you wish to nominate a student, please contact the Limited Submissions Program immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org for institutional approval.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA):
The Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program increases the knowledge of agricultural sciences and improves the nutritional health of children through food, garden, and nutrition education within host organizations. This program fosters a higher level of community engagement between farms, school systems, and brings together stakeholders from all parts of the food system. The initiative is part of a broader effort to increase access and improve the quality of school meals for low-income children.
- Awards: $225,000 for 2 years
- Deadline: June 4, 2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – see Limited Submissions section for additional NIH opportunities:
The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to: (1) encourage investigators to apply single-cell proteomics for interrogation of premalignant and early malignant lesions; (2) develop new multiparametric biomarkers for cancer screening, early detection and risk assessment; and, (3) establish a biomarkers workflow for a wide coverage of disease variability and individuals at the population level.
- Award amounts, duration, and application due dates vary. Please refer to the full NOSI for more information.
National Science Foundation (NSF):
The 2020 NSF Convergence Accelerator consists of two tracks as follows: Quantum Technology (Track C) and AI-Driven Innovation via Data and Model Sharing (Track D). NSF 20-565 contains detailed descriptions of these two tracks and NSF’s expectations of your submissions.
- The submission of a Preliminary Proposal (PP) is required. There is no limit to the number of PPs you can submit. The PPs are due May 11, 2020.
- Based on the review of the Preliminary Proposal (PP), Phase I proposals will be invited and submission is by invitation only and will be due July 10, 2020. Phase I awards are expected to occur in September 2020 and awardees will participate in Cohort activities for nine months.
- Phase I teams will participate in the Convergence Accelerator curriculum, which pushes them to identify and expand partnerships with end-users, other stakeholders, and other teams, allowing them to refine their plans for Phase II. All Phase II proposals must be built upon a foundation developed by one or more Phase I awards. Phase II proposals will occur in Spring 2021.
The OPUS program provides an opportunity for an individual or a group of investigators to revisit and synthesize a significant body of their prior research or data they have previously collected to enable new understanding. This program is appropriate for scientists at any career stage and for any synthetic activities that aim to produce unique, integrated insight useful to the scientific community, now and in the future.
All four clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (Ecosystem Science, Evolutionary Processes, Population and Community Ecology, and Systematics and Biodiversity Science) encourage the submission of OPUS proposals.
- Awards: Anticipated award size is $175,000-$350,000
- Deadline: August 3, 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.
On April 16 from 2-3 p.m. Central time, NIFA will host a webinar for our Land Grant University and other science partners to clarify answers to frequently asked questions about how the current situation caused by COVID-19 will affect NIFA programs. Please register if you would like to attend. Also, kindly send any questions that you have, in advance, to my Chief of Staff, Bill Hoffman.
All NIH electronic Research Administration (eRA) Systems Unavailable Friday, April 17 through Monday, April 20
Working on an NIH grant? All NIH electronic Research Administration (eRA) modules (eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR, iEdison, etc.) and informational websites (era.nih.gov, etc.) will be unavailable from 8 am ET on Friday, April 17 to 8 pm ET on Monday, April 20. Any affected due dates will be covered under NIH’s late application policy due to COVID-19, which allows all applications submitted late for due dates between March 9, 2020 and May 1, 2020 to be accepted through May 1, 2020. Grants.gov will continue processing applications during the migration window.
Related notice: NIH Plans to Migrate eRA Modules and Data to the Cloud April 17-20; All Systems Unavailable During Migration Window (NOT-OD-20-096)
We are currently seeking external peer reviewers for our 2020 grant programs, including the New Innovator Award in Food and Agriculture Research and Seeding Solutions. Please consider contributing your time and supporting FFAR’s efforts through a 2-minute survey linked here. With your positive response, we can match submitted proposals with reviewers based on relevant expertise. Selected experts will review proposals against criteria established by FFAR to inform our funding decisions. The following provide links to the program descriptions, along with timeframes for each review period:
FFAR GRANT PROGRAM: EXTERNAL PEER REVIEW PERIOD:
As always, FFAR is grateful for your contributions. We are pleased to offer an honorarium to eligible reviewers, including non-government employees. Please contact our program administrator, Cordelia Hiers, with any additional questions.
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