TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM (INTERNAL)
Early Career: Request for Investigator-Initiated Cancer Research Project Proposals – Texas A&M University is applying to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for a Texas Regional Excellence in Cancer (TREC) award to strengthen support for cancer research in the Bryan/College Station campus. The goal of this solicitation is to identify meritorious cancer-related research projects from “junior” faculty that can be considered for inclusion in the TAMU TREC award application. All areas of cancer research will be considered in response to this RFA.
- Awards: Individual TREC Research Projects will receive approximately $150,000 in annual direct costs for 2 years (renewable for a 3rd year), access to institutional core facilities and mentoring, and cancer-related career development support.
- Deadline: Internal LOI due Sept. 30, 2020.
Students/Post-Docs: Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2021-22 – The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2021-22 theme of Afterlives. Up to six Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year.
- Awards: $55,000 for 1 year.
- Deadline: October 1, 2020
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)
Early Career: Young Faculty Award 2021 (YFA2021) Proposers Day – The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day webcast to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated Research Announcement (RA) for the Young Faculty Award Program 2021 (YFA 2021) program. The Proposers Day will be held via prerecorded webcast on September 25, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. Advance registration is required for viewing the webcast.
The goals of the YFA 2021 Proposers Day are to: (a) introduce the research community (Academia, and Non-Profit) to the YFA 2021 program vision and goals, (b) explain the mechanics of a DARPA program and the milestones of this particular effort, and (c) encourage and promote teaming arrangements among potential organizations that have the relevant expertise, facilities, and capabilities for executing a research and development program responsive to the YFA 2021 program goals.
- Deadline: Registration closes September 18. Register here.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
Students/Post-Docs: Post-Graduate Research Scientists in Threat Detection Technology – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering post-Master’s and post-Doctoral fellowships for their Visiting Scientist Program cohort at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). You will join a cohort of post-graduates in a new endeavor in threat detection technology and applied research, specifically related to synthetic data generation, testing and evaluation. The need to develop synthetic methods to test new Deep Learning algorithms is paramount and the proposed research is new and cutting edge.
- Awards: $80,000 for 1 year, plus $2,000 relocation allowance.
FOUNDATION FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE RESEARCH (FFAR)
Opening Tomorrow: Improving Climate Resilience in Crops – We seek applications that increase the basal or acquired thermotolerance of crop plants, allowing them to better survive when exposed to high temperatures. This funding opportunity is focusing on solutions that can be applied to one or more of the following crops: maize, rice, sorghum, millet, wheat, sweet potato, cassava, banana, yam, common bean, cowpea, chickpea and groundnut. We will also consider research in other plants, if applicants adequately describe how the proposed research would be transferable to the preferred crops. Solutions that only apply to agricultural systems in high-income countries or involve domestication of new crops will not be considered.
- Full award information, application criteria, and eligibility requirements will be available on FFAR’s Open Opportunities webpage on September 16, 2020.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Modules for Enhancing Biomedical Research Workforce Training (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on: Curriculum or Methods Development. Specifically, this FOA will support the development of training modules designed to be freely available, at no cost to the broader community to enhance training of the biomedical research workforce.
- Awards: Up to $250,000 total for up to 3 years.
- Deadlines: June 18, 2021; June 20, 2022; June 19, 2023.
FOUNDATIONS AND INDUSTRY
Students/Post-Docs: American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants – The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.
- Awards: Vary by program.
- Deadline: Oct. 1, 2020 for Jan. 2021 decision; Dec. 1, 2020 for March 2021 decision.
Students/Post-Docs: Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship – The Cox Scholarship, sponsored by the ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and Caucus for Women in Statistics, was established in 1989 to encourage more women to enter statistically oriented professions. Two scholarship recipients are selected each year: one to a woman in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) and one to a woman in a more advanced stage of training.
- Awards: $1,000
- Deadline: Feb. 23, 2021
Students/Post-Docs: L’Oréal USA For Women in Science – The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships program. Celebrating its sixteenth year in the U.S., the For Women in Science program has awarded 80 postdoctoral women scientists over $4 million in grants.
- Awards: $60,000
- Deadline: The 2021 competition will open in December 2020.
Early Career: WiSTEM2D Scholars Award – he Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. The awards will fund one woman per STEM2D discipline who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant professor (or global equivalent faculty position) and who is not yet tenured at an accredited university, institution or design school.
- Awards: $50,000 per year for up to 3 years.
- Deadline: Oct. 15, 2020
Students/Post-Docs: Gonville & Caius College Research Fellows in Science – Gonville & Caius College gives notice of its intention to elect two Research Fellows in Sciences in 2021. Candidates should be graduate students or post-doctoral researchers who will be in either their final year of doctoral research, or for whom not more than two years have elapsed since the first submission of their PhD. Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals of exceptionally strong academic record who have produced innovative doctoral research in any branch of the Sciences including Mathematics, Engineering and Medicine.
- Awards: Up to $28,794 per year for 4 years, plus housing and reimbursement of some research expenditures.
- Deadline: Oct. 30, 2020
Students/Post-Docs: Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme – This programme aims to support suitably qualified applicants in any discipline to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at an eligible higher education institution in Ireland. Fellows will hold a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship.
- Awards: $36,850 per year for 1 or 2 years.
- Deadline: Nov. 19, 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 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.
Enforcement of NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats Begins on 10/5/20:Effective October 5, 2020, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will begin enforcing the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) requirement to use NSF-approved formats for the preparation of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support proposal documents. The NSF-approved formats are SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae and an NSF fillable PDF. Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents not in an NSF-approved format will trigger a compliance error and ultimately will prevent proposal submission or completion of the post-award action. This compliance check applies to proposals, Change of PI requests, Add/Change co-PI requests, and relevant RPPR submissions.
Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Websites
- The NSF Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support websites include links to the NSF-fillable PDF formats, updated FAQs, and instructions.
- For the fillable PDF formats, NSF recommends users download and save the blank PDF document prior to adding content. Populating content directly into a web browser (e.g., Chrome or Safari) may result in formatting inconsistencies. The completed and saved PDF can then be uploaded via FastLane, Research.gov, or Grants.gov.
- Beginning on October 5, 2020, links to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support websites will also be located in FastLane (on the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Personnel pages), in Research.gov (on the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Upload pages), and in Grants.gov (on the NSF Senior Key Person Profile form version 2.0).
Other Updates for Proposers
A revised NSF Grants.gov Application Guide will be published on September 16th and effective October 5, 2020. The Guide will be updated to remove references and instructions for the Research & Related Personal Data Form. NSF will no longer require this form, and this form will no longer be included in NSF’s packages effective October 5, 2020.
Questions? Policy-related questions should be directed to email@example.com. If you have IT system-related or technical questions regarding the SciENcv or NSF fillable PDF formats, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-673-6188 (7:00 AM – 9:00 PM ET; Monday – Friday except federal holidays) or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
USDA Seeks Nominations for the Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality Research: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the invitation for nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for a two-year term on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality Research. The Task Force advises the Secretary on air quality and its relationship to agriculture based on sound scientific findings and review of research on agricultural air quality supported by federal agencies.
Sept. 17 – An Orientation to Library Resources and Services for Graduate Students
Sept. 21 – NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes Program Webinar
Sept. 22 – Hanover Webinar: Developing Teams for Collaborative Proposals
Sept. 22 – Creating a Research Data Management Plan
Sept. 23 – Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Research Symposium
Sept. 24-25 – FFAR Webinar: Unlocking the Agricultural Data Revolution
Sept. 25 – *New* DARPA Young Faculty Award 2021 (YFA2021) Proposers Day
Oct. 6 – *New* NSF Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program – Informational Webinar
Oct. 8 – *New* FFAR Board of Directors Public Conversation 2020
Oct. 27-30 – Registration Open: Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
Nov/Dec 2020 – Save the Date: NSF Virtual Grants Conference