DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD)
Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Program (link) ––The VBFF program is sponsored by the Basic Research Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD (R&E)). VBFF supports innovative basic research within academia, as well as opportunities intended to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers for the defense workforce.
- Awards: Up to $3,000,000 for 5 years.
- Deadline: White papers due Aug. 28, 2020; full proposals due Jan. 15, 2021.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity) (link) – The purpose of this Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from diverse backgrounds including those from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce.
- Awards: Award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance.
- Deadline: Standard dates apply.
COVID-19: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): National Cancer Institute (NCI) Emergency Administrative Supplements for Research and Training Continuity of Postdoctoral Fellows during Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (link) –– Through this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces an opportunity for current NCI funded Principal Investigators whose postdoctoral fellows have temporarily lost stipend support from a non-profit funder because of the COVID-19 global pandemic may apply for an administrative supplement to cover the postdoctoral fellow’s salary plus applicable F&A for the time and effort devoted to the NCI funded grant.
- Awards: Application budgets are limited to the time and effort the postdoctoral fellow is devoting to the NCI funded research grant. The period of support for the supplement may be up to 6 months or for the duration of the funding hiatus experienced by the postdoctoral fellow, whichever is shorter.
- Deadline: Aug. 14, 2020.
COVID-19: Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications for the Fall 2020 Due Dates During the COVID-19 Pandemic (link) – The NIH is committed to supporting the biomedical research enterprise as the nation implements the President’s Guidelines for Re-Opening America Again. This Notice provides guidance for investigators and institutions preparing NIH grant applications for the May 2021 Council round, beginning with applications submitted for the September 25, 2020 due date.
NIH grant applications should NOT include contingency plans that would outline steps needed to recover from temporary, emergency situations, or institutional return-to-the-workplace plans, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contingency plans will not be considered in peer review but, if needed, COVID-19 contingency plans will be requested and carefully considered by NIH staff before funding.
Reviewers will continue to receive instruction to assume that temporary, emergency problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic will be resolved and complications related to COVID-19 should not affect their scores. Reviewers will be instructed to disregard situations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, e.g., temporary declines in productivity, availability of key personnel, proposed patient populations, animal facility shutdowns, etc.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
Collaboration Opportunity: APHIS Chronic Wasting Disease Management and Response Activities 2020 Cooperative Agreements (link) – State departments of agriculture, state animal health agencies, state departments of wildlife or natural resources, and tribes are eligible to submit funding proposals that further develop and implement CWD management, response and research activities, including surveillance and testing. The funding can also be used to support education and outreach activities to increase awareness about the disease and how it spreads.
- Awards: Up to $250,000 for 1 year.
- Deadline: Aug. 14, 2020.
Solicitation for Applications To Assist Persistent Poverty Farmers, Ranchers, Agriculture Producers and Communities Through Agriculture Resources (link) – Funding will be made available for the purpose of leveraging USDA, state, local and private sector resources, to address local agricultural and natural resource issues, encourage collaboration and to develop state and local leadership and partnerships to assist limited resource and socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers, ranchers, agricultural producers and communities through agriculture industries. The eligible entities will provide technical assistance to persistent poverty communities, with emphasis on socially disadvantaged and/or veteran farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers to assist them in establishing a local working leaders group, identifying issues, challenges and assets, preparing a plan of action and identifying resources and means to address and accomplish results through available programmatic services and opportunities.
- Awards: Up to $450,000 for 3 years.
- Deadline: Aug. 24, 2020.
FOUNDATIONS AND INDUSTRY
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation: Litwin IBD Pioneers (link) – The Litwin IBD Pioneers initiative, formerly known as the Broad Medical Research Program at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, supports innovative clinical and translational research projects with the potential to impact the treatment of IBD patients in the near future. The program encourages novel research into the diagnosis, identification of clinically relevant subsets, treatments, and cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and funds innovative pilot research so that scientists can test their initial ideas and generate preliminary data.
- Awards: Up to $130,000for up to 2 years.
- Deadline: LOI due Nov. 8, 2020; Full proposals due Jan 28, 2021.
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.
|NIH Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03)||07/15/2020||Call for Intent to Submit|
|NIH Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)||07/27/2020||Call for Intent to Submit|
|CPRIT Research Training Awards||07/28/2020||Limited Submissions|
|Henry Luce Fdn Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology||07/29/2020||Call for Intent to Submit|
|NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths||08/6/2020||Limited Submissions|
|NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)||09/16/2020||Call for Intent to Submit|
|USDA-NIFA-SARE On-Farm Research Grant Program||09/30/2020||Limited Submissions|
Register now: AgriLife July Lunch Webinar – Advanced Database Searching (Registration) – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from noon-1:00pm. Creating a literature review for your proposal or paper and overwhelmed by the deluge of returns you get from Google Scholar? The University Libraries provide access to hundreds of databases that can help you pinpoint and access just the literature you are looking for. In this session we will look at which database is right for you, review research techniques, and take a deep dive in into CAB Abstracts, the world’s foremost agricultural database.
NSF: July Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) – July 16, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 (Info & Registration) – This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF and will offer information about grant preparation tips and other topics to consider during proposal preparation, including information about collaborations, supplements, and broader impacts. This will be followed by an open question and answer period about the topics presented or any IOS program-related questions.
NSF: How to Submit an SBIR/STTR Proposal – July 17, 2020 at 2:00 (Registration)
AAAS Webinar: Being an Excellent Proposal Reviewer: Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Service to the Community – July 22, 2020 at 12:00 (Info & Registration)
AAAS Webinar: Rebooting Your Research Program – Aug. 3, 2020 at 2:00 (Info & Registration)
NSF/NIST Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG) Informational Webcast – Aug. 3, 2020. NSF and NIST will hold an informational webcast on August 3, 2020, to discuss the DRRG program and answer questions about this solicitation. More details about the webcast will be posted at https://www.nist.gov/el/disaster-resilience/disaster-resilience-federal-funding-opportunity-ffo as they become available.
AAAS Webinar: Paper Authorship Requirements and Responsibilities: A Decision Tree – Aug. 12, 2020 at 2:00 (Info & Registration)
AAAS Webinar: Lessons Learned from 10,000 Proposal Reviews: Top Reviewer Criticisms and How to Avoid Them – Aug. 26, 2020 at 12:00 (Info & Registration)