DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD)
Early Career: Army Research Office Young Investigator Program (YIP) (link) – YIP awards are one of the most prestigious honors bestowed by the Army on outstanding scientists beginning their independent careers. The objective of the YIP is to attract outstanding young university faculty members to pursue fundamental research in areas relevant to the Army, to support their research in these areas, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. Research areas of interest are mechanical sciences, mathematical sciences, electronics, computing science, physics, chemistry, life sciences, materials science, network science, and environmental sciences. Outstanding YIP projects may be considered for a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This program is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. Nationals, and Permanent Resident Aliens holding tenure-track positions at U.S. institutions of higher education, who have held their graduate degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) for fewer than five years at the time of application.
- Award: Up to $120,000/yr for 3 years.
- Deadline: Open
Early Career: Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) (link) – 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 2013 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.
- Award: Up to $150,000/yr for 3 years.
- Deadline: July 14, 2020
More information: DARPA-SN-20-48
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) will host a Discover DSO Day (D3) on June 24-25, 2020, via webinar. The D3 online event will provide an overview of DARPA and DSO, and offer useful information to potential proposers in anticipation of an office-wide broad agency announcement (BAA) planned for release in June 2020.
The anticipated BAA will seek cutting-edge basic or applied research concepts in one or more of the following technical areas: 1) Frontiers in Math, Computation & Design; 2) Limits of Sensing & Sensors; 3) Complex Social Systems; and 4) Anticipating Surprise.
INTELLIGENCE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS ACTIVITY (IARPA)
COVID-19: COVID-19 Seedling Research Topics (link) – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) invests in high-risk/high-payoff research programs that have the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage. The current COVID-19 pandemic focuses attention on the need for technologies to assist with: 1) detection and sensing; 2) supply chain management and integrity; 3) geo-spatio-temporal monitoring and mapping, with privacy protection; 4) information reliability and collaboration tools; and 5) modeling, simulation, and predictive analytics.
- Awards: Awards will be funded in two phases, with Phase A focusing on an initial proof of concept and Phase B being a demonstration. Individual award funding will be less than $1 million for both phases and the performance period will not exceed one year.
- Deadline: July 7, 2020
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE (NIFA)
Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (link) – The National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) focuses on collaborative science engagement and invites innovative research proposals that will lay the foundation for expanding knowledge concerning genomes and phenomes of crops and animals of importance to the agriculture sector of the United States.
- Awards: AG2PI will fund one collaborative research project for a total of $960,000 over 3 years.
- Deadline: July 15, 2020
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Mid-Career Enhancement Awards to Integrate Basic Behavioral, Biomedical, and/or Social Scientific Processes (K18 No Independent Clinical Trials) (link) – This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from investigators who strive to expand their research trajectories through the acquisition of new knowledge and skills in the areas of basic psychological processes, sociological processes, and/or biomedical pathways—expertise that is beyond and enhances their current areas of expertise. The program will support career development experiences and a small-scale research project that will provide experienced investigators with the scientific competencies required to conduct independent research projects that more thoroughly investigate interrelationships among behavioral, biological, endocrine, epigenetic, immune, inflammatory, neurological, psychological, and/or social processes.
- Awards: Award budgets are composed of 6-9 mo/yr of PI salary and $35,000/yr of research funds.
- Deadline: March 17, 2021
- Companion funding opportunity: Mid-Career Enhancement Awards to Integrate Basic Behavioral, Biomedical, and/or Social Scientific Processes (K18 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) (link)
COVID-19: Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Digital healthcare interventions to address the secondary health effects related to social, behavioral, and economic impact of COVID-19 (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional) (link) – The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) with other ICs are issuing this Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement to promote new initiatives that will solicit applications to support research to determine the role and impact of digital health interventions [e.g., mobile health (mhealth), telemedicine and telehealth, health information technology (IT), wearable devices] to address secondary health effects of the social, behavioral, and economic changes following the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations. This FOA will utilize the R01 activity code and academic researchers will be required to partner with digital health developers and/or existing well-established digital health delivery platforms to prepare and submit applications. This notice is provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications.
- Awards: $750,000/yr in direct costs for up to 3 years.
- Deadline: This FOA is expected to be published in June 2020 with an expected application due date in July 2020.
COVID-19: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions to Existing NIH Grants) (link) – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights interest in research to strengthen the healthcare response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and to future public health emergencies, including pandemics. While the direct clinical effects of COVID-19 are supported by other funding opportunities, the purpose of this NOSI is to support research to address secondary health effects of the social, behavioral, and economic changes, particularly among populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations through the use of digital health assessments and interventions to yield measurable near-term impact.
Applications for this initiative must be submitted using the following opportunity or its subsequent reissued equivalent.
- PA-18-591 Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
- PA-18-935 Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement -Clinical Trial Optional)
- Awards: $200,000 for 1 year.
- Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from June 10, 2020 through December 15, 2020.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Dear Colleague Letter: Engineering Research to Advance Solutions for Environmental PFAS (ERASE-PFAS) (link) – The Environmental Engineering program in the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) announces a special funding focus on new science and technologies for the treatment and remediation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to improve and protect public and environmental health.
- Awards: Please refer to the Environmental Engineering program description for further information regarding the typical budget and duration of CBET-funded projects.
- Deadline: Rolling
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Translational Investment Fund (link) – TAMU Innovation Partners has opened the inaugural round of funding from its Translational Investment Fund, which provides investments into the development of disclosed technologies toward commercially relevant ends. Submissions will be accepted from current TAMU inventors with a previously filed invention disclosure that has been assigned an invention number and is managed by TAMU Innovation Partners, and unlicensed at the time of submission.
- Awards: Up to $75,000 for 1 year.
- Deadline: LOI due June 22, 2020
LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES
The Division of Research (DOR) identifies limited submission proposal funding opportunities through internet searches, web services and historical opportunities. You may view these opportunities at https://tamu.infoready4.com/#limitedsubmissions. 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.
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