TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM (INTERNAL)
Collaborative Research with Los Alamos National Laboratory – Exploration Mini-Grants – The Exploration Mini-Grant program helps Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) researchers initiate collaborations with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) technical staff members in topical areas of mutual interest to LANL and TAMUS.
- Awards: Up to $1,500 per person for travel to LANL.
- Deadline: There is no application deadline.
Short Turnaround: Collaborative Research with Los Alamos National Laboratory – Development Fellowships – The Development Fellowship program helps the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) researchers develop and deepen collaborative research partnerships with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) technical staff members in areas of interest to the laboratory.
- Awards: 1.5 months salary plus travel cost reimbursement up to $5,000 for up to 1 year.
- Deadline: Sept. 15, 2020
Short Turnaround: Collaborative Research with Los Alamos National Laboratory – Research Projects – Research projects are designed for TAMUS researchers who have established ties with LANL collaborator(s) and identified research topics suitable for joint effort and funding from the TAMUS and LANL.
- Awards: Funding to support one graduate student and one month of time for a TAMUS researcher per year for up to 4 years.
- Deadline: Sept. 15, 2020
Upcoming Call for Proposals – 4th Edition 2020 São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration (SPRINT) – The program seeks to promote collaboration initiatives in scientific research and technological development in priority areas of interest to both countries, fostering bilateral cooperation.
- Awards: Up to $10,000 per year.
- Announcement anticipated Oct. 27, 2020.
- Anticipated Deadline: Jan. 25, 2021
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional) – The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative (which includes research translation), data management and analysis, community engagement, research experience and training coordination, and research support functions. The scope of the SRP Centers is taken directly from the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and includes: (1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; (2) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; (3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and (4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances.
- Awards: Up to $1,750,000 in direct costs per year for up to 5 years.
- Deadlines: LOI due Jan.15,2021; applications due Feb. 15, 2021
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Limited Submission; Short Turnaround: National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes – This program solicitation invites proposals for full institutes that have a principal focus in one or more of the following themes, detailed in the Program Description:
Theme 1: Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration
Theme 2: AI Institute for Advances in Optimization
Theme 3: AI and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Theme 4: Advances in AI and Computer and Network Systems
Theme 5: AI Institute in Dynamic Systems
Theme 6: AI-Augmented Learning
Theme 7: AI to Advance Biology
Theme 8: AI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food System
- Awards: Up to $20,000,000 total for 4-5 years.
- NOTE: Only 2 applications will be accepted across TAMU, TEES, AgriLife, and HSC. Interested teams must apply through the internal competition linked here.
- Internal LOI Deadline: Sept. 9, 2020
- NOTE: NSF will host a webinar on this opportunity Sept. 21 –Register at NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes Program Webinar
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) – The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.
The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.
- Awards: Vary by project type.
- Deadline: Jan. 12, 2021
Dear Colleague Letter: ANR – NSF/Physics/MCB Lead Agency Opportunity at the Physics – Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Interface – The lead agency opportunity allows US and French researchers to submit a single proposal describing a project involving US and French researchers, that will undergo a single review process by the lead agency, on behalf of NSF/PHY, NSF/MCB and ANR. In FY 2021 proposals will be accepted for US-France collaborative projects in the areas of intersection between NSF/PHY, NSF/MCB and some of the research themes covered by the ANR’s Generic call for proposals, 2021 edition G as set out in this Dear Colleague Letter.
Dear Colleague Letter: Seeking Community Input for Topic Ideas for Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program – The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to invite the research community to submit suggestions for Topic Ideas to be considered for the FY 2022 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program Solicitation. Suggestions for EFRI Topic Ideas are currently solicited and vetted every two years. Selected Topic(s) become the focus of research supported by the EFRI Program. Solicitations are announced annually for research proposals that fall under the specified Topic area(s).
FOUNDATIONS AND INDUSTRY
Early Career: 2021 Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards – The purpose of these awards is to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators in the field of marine microbial ecology and evolution who will advance our understanding through experiments, modeling or theory. Investigators must be currently active in research on microbial ecology and/or evolution, excluding research focusing on the microbiomes of animals or plants. Investigators with backgrounds in different fields are encouraged to apply.
- Awards: $222,000 per year for up to 3 years.
- Deadline: Reference letters due Oct. 30, 2020; LOI due Nov. 5, 2020; Invited full proposals due Feb. 19, 2021.
Deutscher Academischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) / German Academic Exchange Service, Research Stays Program – DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.
- Awards: Monthly payments of 2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers, 2,150 euros for professors. Funding duration is 1-3 months.
- Deadline: October 15, 2020 for scholarships starting between April 1 and September 30, 2021. May 17, 2021 for scholarships starting between October 1and March 31, 2022.
Apple AI/ML Residency Program – The AI/ML residency program invites experts in various fields to apply their expertise to build revolutionary machine learning and AI empowered products and experiences. The year-long program will welcome residents with STEM graduate degrees or equivalent industry experience, software development backgrounds, and niche expertise — like design, linguistics, neuroscience, or psychology. The program aims to invest in the resident’s technical and theoretical machine learning development, and help advance their professional careers.
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.
Sept. 10 – *New* Keeping your Research Data Out of the “Data Dumpster”
Sept. 14 – *New* NSF DEB Virtual Office Hour: MSB-NES
Sept. 15 – *New* Publishing Data in the Texas Data Repository
Sept. 15 – DOE Bioeconomy Initiative Forum
Sept. 22 – *New* Hanover Webinar: Developing Teams for Collaborative Proposals
Sept. 22 – *New* Creating a Research Data Management Plan
Sept. 23 – *New* Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Research Symposium
Sept. 24-25 – FFAR Webinar: Unlocking the Agricultural Data Revolution
Oct. 27-30 – Save the Date: Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
Nov/Dec 2020 – Save the Date: NSF Virtual Grants Conference