NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (link) – This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research in which the supplemental funding would investigate the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health maintenance and disease prevention. Parent awards need not be focused on dietary supplements; this FOA may provide support to include dietary supplements within the scope of relevant research projects. Research interests of ODS are not limited to specific health conditions, organ systems or population groups. ODS supports all types of research, including pre-clinical, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological. Additionally, ODS supports research and training programs that build future research capacity for studying the role of dietary supplements in health and disease prevention. Primary consideration for support will be given to applications that stimulate dietary supplement research where it is lacking or lagging, clarify gaps, opportunities and balance between benefits and risks where data are in conflict, target special population groups where additional science on dietary supplements is needed, and focus on the use of dietary supplements in improving or maintaining health and reducing the risk of chronic disease.
- Awards: Application budgets are limited to no more than the amount of the current parent award, and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
- Deadline: October 15, 2020; January 15, 2021; April 15, 2021; October 15, 2021.
Pilot Projects Increasing the Impact of the NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products (PI2 CARBON) (R03 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (link) – The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support collaborative pilot research projects focused on potential effects relevant to human health of chemically complex natural products and/or the causal, molecular mechanisms underlying such effects. A critical element of each proposed project must be collaboration with one or more of the NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products (CARBON).
- Awards: $50,000/yr in direct costs for up to 2 years.
- Deadline: LOI due Sept. 1, 2020; full applications due Oct. 1, 2020. Additional due dates in 2021 and 2022.
COVID-19: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Emergency Competitive Revisions for Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications (SEBI) Research on COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations (link) – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need to understand the social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) of COVID-19 testing among underserved and/or vulnerable populations across the United States through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. The overarching goal is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities.
- Awards: Up to $400,000 in direct costs per year for up to 2 years.
- Deadline: Due Sept. 8, 2020.
COVID-19: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Emergency Competitive Revisions for Community-Engaged Research on COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations (link) – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need to understand and address COVID-19 morbidity and mortality disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations across the United States. These two-year community-engaged Testing Research Projects will examine SARS-CoV-2 infection patterns and efforts to increase access and effectiveness of diagnostic methods through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. The overarching goal is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities.
- Awards: Individual requests can be no more than $700,000 in direct costs for the entire 2-year budget and 75% of the funds must be allocated to expenses in the first year, to reflect the rapid ramp up and outreach during the first part of the study.
- Deadline: Due Sept. 9, 2020.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES) (link) – The DISES Program supports research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human (“socio”) (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system. The program seeks proposals that emphasize the truly integrated nature of a socio-environmental system versus two discrete systems (a natural one and a human one) that are coupled. DISES projects must explore a connected and integrated socio-environmental system that includes explicit analysis of the processes and dynamics between the environmental and human components of the system.
- Awards: DISES will support research projects and Research Coordination Networks (RCN). 1) DISES research project awards will be two to five years in duration with a budget up to $1,600,000. 2) DISES-RCN awards will be four or five years in duration with a budget up to $500,000.
- Deadline: Nov. 16, 2020
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY) (link) – The Division of Physics supports physics research and the preparation of future scientists in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines that span scales of space and time from the largest to the smallest and the oldest to the youngest. The Division is comprised of disciplinary programs covering experimental and theoretical research in the following major subfields of physics: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Gravitational Physics; Integrative Activities in Physics; Nuclear Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Physics at the Information Frontier; Physics of Living Systems; Plasma Physics; and Quantum Information Science.
- Awards: Average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.
- Deadlines: Annual deadlines vary across programs. See solicitation.
USDA FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE (USDA-FAS)
2020 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship (link) – Since 2004, the U.S. Congress has made funds available to the Borlaug Fellowship Program to advance USDA’s agricultural research goals of promoting collaborative programs among agricultural professionals of eligible countries, agricultural professionals of the United States, the international agricultural research system, and United States entities conducting research by providing Fellowships to individuals from eligible countries who specialize or have experience in agricultural education, research, extension, or other related fields. Fellowships promote food security and economic growth in eligible countries by educating a new generation of agricultural scientists, increasing scientific knowledge and collaborative research to improve agricultural productivity, and extending that knowledge to users and intermediaries in the marketplace. The collaborative nature of the training and research programs not only benefits the Fellow, his or her home institution, and partner country; the U.S. host institution, its professors, researchers, and students; and the global agricultural sector by improving agricultural productivity, systems, and processes in partnering nations through the transfer of new science and agricultural technologies.
- Awards: $60,000 for 2 years.
- Deadline: Aug. 7, 2020
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development Program (link) – The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation is inviting LOIs for its Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development Program. Specifically, this RFP is focused on developing novel PET ligands for clinical use; supporting novel CSF biomarkers; and validating established MRI approaches in larger cohorts. Novel biomarkers of neuroinflammation and synaptic integrity are considered a high priority. Other target areas of interest include neuronal loss, vascular injury and blood-brain barrier integrity, mitochondria and metabolic function, protein misfolding/proteostasis, oxidative stress, white matter changes, and other novel targets supported by compelling biological rationale and connection to disease.
- Awards: Up to $600,000 for 1 year.
- Deadline: LOI due July 10, 2020; full proposals due Aug. 7, 2020.
Morris Animal Foundation: Large Animal (Equine and Llama/Alpaca Proposals) (link) – The Morris Animal Foundation works to advance the health of animals by funding hypothesis-driven, humane animal health research projects with scientific merit and the potential for significant impact on animal health. To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Large Animal Proposal program (including equine, llama, and alpacas).
- Awards: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
- Deadline: July 8, 2020
Early Career: William T. Grant Scholars Program (link) – The Foundation supports research to improve the lives of young people in the United States between the ages of 5 and 25. To advance this mission, the foundation is welcoming applications for its Scholars Program, which funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.
- Awards: Up to $350,000 for 5 years.
- Deadline: July 1, 2020
COVID-19: Cisco Pandemic/COVID-19 Science, Technology and Social Impact Grants (link) – Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, mathematical models for spread and the impact of pandemics; scalable simulation techniques for pandemics (e.g. with multi agents); Biomedical/Nano sensor devices for detecting symptoms and agents; Algorithms for rapid exploration of the drug screening and discovery workflows (e.g., use reinforcement learning); Advanced computational biology techniques for sequencing, detecting viral evolution (e.g. in COVID-19); Algorithms and systems for contact tracing (with privacy preserving); and so on.
- Awards: Contact: email@example.com for information.
- Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime.
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 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.
|Internal Submission Deadline||Competition or Event||Category|
|06/17/2020||NIH Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)||Call for Intent to Submit|
|06/24/2020||National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends||Limited Submissions|
|06/25/2020||NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science||Limited Submissions|
|07/10/2020||Searle Scholars Program||Limited Submissions|
|07/15/2020||NIH Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03)||Call for Intent to Submit|
AAAS Webinar: Designing Evaluation Plans for Research Projects to Strengthen Implementation and Outcomes, June 25 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm– intended to engage participants in a discussion of strategies to incorporate evaluation planning into project design and proposal development. Register HERE.
2021 Pew Biomedical Programs Information Webinar (Register Here)
June 23, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT)
NIH Notice of Pre-Application Webinars for the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program’s Pioneer, New Innovator, Transformative Research, and Early Independence Awards (link)