DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)
NOAA RESTORE Science Program 2021 – This announcement invites proposals that request funding to scope and design a research project that informs a specific Gulf of Mexico natural resource management decision. Total funding for this competition will be approximately $2.5 million over 12 months and approximately 20 projects may be funded.
Awards: Up to $125,000 for 1 year.
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2020
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Comprehensive Care for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from Health Disparity Populations – The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest is to support multidisciplinary, investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and testing multi-level strategies to effectively implement recommended guidelines of comprehensive clinical care for individuals with Type 2 diabetes from health disparity populations.
Submit applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.
PA-20-183 – Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required)
PA-20-185– NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline: This notice applies to due dates on or after October 5, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2021.
NIAID New Innovators Awards (DP2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – The NIAID New Innovator Award supports a postdoctoral or newly independent Early Stage Investigator of exceptional creativity who proposes novel, original and insightful research concepts with the potential to produce a major impact, test scientific paradigms, or advance key concepts on broad, important problems in biomedical research of priority to NIAID. Applications proposing unexpected convergence of disciplines, new scientific directions, or the use of novel methodologies are encouraged. Applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and in any topic relevant to the mission of NIAID are welcome.
Awards: Up to $300,000 in direct costs per year for up to 5 years.
Deadline: November 2, 2020; October 14, 2021; October 14, 2022. LOI due 30 days prior to due date.
Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) Consortium – NHGRI is initiating a new program-the Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) Consortium-that will develop a framework for systematically understanding the effects of genomic variation on genome function and how these effects shape phenotypes. This program will examine how genomes function, how genome function shapes phenotypes, and how these processes are influenced by genomic variation. The IGVF program will consist of five interrelated components that will utilize emerging experimental and computational approaches to build a catalog of the impact of genomic variants on genome function and phenotypes. The goals of the program are: (1) systematic perturbation of the genome to assess the impact of genomic variation on genome function and phenotype, (2) high-resolution identification of where and when genes and regulatory elements function, (3) advancement of network-level understanding of the influence of genetic variation and genome function on phenotype, (4) development and testing of innovative predictive models of the impact of genomic variation on genome function, (5) generation of a resource centered on a catalog of variant impacts and including data, tools, and models that will be shared with the broader research community, and (6) enabling others to perform related studies using these approaches. To achieve these goals the following FOAs are issued:
RFA-HG-20-043; Systematic Characterization of Genomic Variation on Genome Function and Phenotype (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). These are referred to as “Functional Characterization Centers”.
RFA-HG-20-044; Defining Genomic Influence on Gene Network Regulation (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). These are referred to as “Regulatory Network Projects”.
RFA-HG-20-045; Single-cell Profiling of Regulatory Element and Gene Activity in Relationship to Genome Function (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). These are referred to as “Mapping Centers”.
RFA-HG-20-046; Genomic Variation and Function Data and Administrative Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). This is referred to as the “DACC”.
RFA-HG-20-047; Developing Predictive Models of the Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). These are referred to as “Predictive Modeling Projects”.
NIAID Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)– This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to complete planning, design, and preparation of the documentation necessary for implementation of investigator-initiated clinical trials. The trials should be hypothesis-driven, milestone-defined, related to the research mission of the NIAID and considered high-priority by the Institute. Investigators are encouraged to visit the NIAID website for additional information about the research mission and high-priority research areas of the NIAID (https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/role).
Award: $150,000 in direct costs for 1 year.
Deadline: September 14, 2020; January 12, 2021; May 12, 2021; September 14, 2021; January 12, 2022; May 13, 2022; September 14, 2022; January 13, 2023; May 12, 2023. LOI due 30 days prior to due date.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Students: International Research Experiences for Students – The International Research Experiences for Students program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate and/or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas. Awards: Up to $300,000 for Track I; Up to $400,000 for Track II. Deadline: Nov. 9 or 12, 2020, depending on track.
Dear Colleague Letter: Opportunity for Active EFRI and ERC Awardees to Apply for Supplemental Funding through the Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program – The National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering (NSF/ENG) continually seeks to advance scientific progress in research and innovation while broadening participation of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) seeks to inform the community about an opportunity to pursue both goals through supplements from the Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program to active Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) research awards and active Engineering Research Center (ERC) awards.
Active EFRI and ERC awardees may apply for supplemental funding from the REM program via FastLane. REM funding will support costs associated with bringing Research Participants (RPs) into the research environment over the summer to participate in mentored activities and research aligned with the ERC- and EFRI-supported research goals. REM supplement recipients are encouraged to extend structured mentoring into the academic year. Awards: $110,000 for up to 12 months. Deadline: Nov. 6, 2020
Dear Colleague Letter: Planning for Midscale Infrastructure for the Biological Sciences – With this DCL, NSF/BIO announces its intent to support workshops and planning awards. Such workshops are typically identified as conferences in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) and will hereafter be referred to as conferences. These activities will help increase capacity across the biological sciences research community to develop ideas, facilitate team formation and develop effective, milestone-based project management practices that will enable teams to be better equipped to implement mid-scale infrastructure projects.
Awards: Varies according to type of proposal.
Deadline: See DCL
FOUNDATIONS AND INDUSTRY
Safe Arborist Techniques Fund Grant Program – The Safe Arborist Techniques Fund (SATF) is a joint program of Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), established in 2015 to support research and development into the techniques and equipment that arborists use in climbing, rigging, and working on trees, and the means of identifying potential hazards, to provide a safer working environment. 2020 SATF grants must support useful inquiry into the areas of worker safety and/or biomechanics, to include investigation into tree failure mechanisms and causes, and offsetting practices and techniques to protect workers, residents and property.
Awards: $15,000 for 2 years.
Deadline: LOI due Sept. 15, 2020; full proposal due Oct. 1, 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.
NIH Update: Temporary Extension of Eligibility for the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award During COVID-19 Pandemic – Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, NIH will be providing up to a two-receipt cycle extension (roughly eight additional months) of eligibility for prospective applicants meeting the requirements for submission of a K99/R00 application from the June/July 2020 due dates through the February/March 2021 due dates.
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Aug. 26 – Lessons Learned from 10,000 Proposal Reviews: Top Reviewer Criticisms and How to Avoid Them
Aug. 27 – USDA NRCS Webinar on the FY 20/21 RCPP Classic National Funding Opportunity
Sept. 10 –USDA NRCS Webinar on how to Submit a FY 20/21 RCPP Classic Proposal in the RCPP Portal
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Oct 27-30 – Save the Date: Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration