NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE (USDA-NIFA)
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) – NIFA requests applications for WAMS to support research and extension activities that increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
- Awards: Up to $100,000 per year for 2-3 years.
- Deadline: Jan. 21, 2021
Extension: Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program – The Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program provides funds for improving the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers by maintaining and expanding a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management.
- Awards: Up to $500,000 total for up to 3 years.
- Deadline: April 8, 2021
Extension: Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE) – The RHSE program proposals are expected to be community-based outreach education programs, such as those conducted through Human Science extension outreach that provide individuals and families with: information as to the value of good health at any age; information to increase individual or family’s motivation to take more responsibility for their own health; information regarding rural environmental health issues that directly impact human health; information about and access to health promotion and educational activities; and training for volunteers and health services providers concerning health promotion and health care services for individuals and families in cooperation with state, local, and community partners.
- Awards: $350,000 for 2 years.
- Deadline: April 29, 2021
Extension: AgrAbility – Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities – The AgrAbility program increases the likelihood that farmers, ranchers, farm workers and farm family members with disabilities will experience success in agricultural production. The program supports projects between State Cooperative Extension System and private, non-profit disability organizations who work in partnership to provide agricultural education and assistance directed at accommodating disability in farm operations for individuals with disabilities, and their families, who engage in farming and farm-related occupations.
- Awards: $180,000 for 4 years.
- Deadline: Jan. 13, 2021
Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program – The purpose of HEC is to strengthen institutional capacities, including curriculum, faculty, scientific instrumentation, instruction delivery systems, and student recruitment and retention, to respond to identified State, regional, national, or international educational needs in the food and agricultural sciences, or in rural economic, community, and business development.
- Awards: $30,000-$750,000 for 2-3 years, depending on type of proposal submitted.
- Deadline: Mar. 18, 2021.
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program (SPECA) – The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA) program seeks to: (a) promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in the food and agriculture sciences in order to help ensure the existence of a workforce in the United States that’s qualified to serve the food and agriculture sciences system; and (b) promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the food and agriculture sciences in order to advance excellence in education and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the food and agriculture sciences.
- Awards: $50,000-$300,000 for 2-3 years, depending on type of proposal submitted.
- Deadline: Feb. 4, 2021
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Collaborative Approaches to Engineer Biology for Cancer Applications (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications to develop and apply innovative synthetic biology approaches to address challenges across the spectrum of cancer research. Projects will be required to apply a technology, based on an engineered biological system, to an important and well-defined cancer research question. Collaborative transdisciplinary teams are expected with PIs representing expertise in cancer research, engineering, and other disciplines relevant to synthetic biology.
- Awards: $499,999 in direct costs per year for up to 5 years.
- Deadline: LOI due Dec. 15, 2020; application due Jan. 15, 2021.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Call for Reviewers: National AI Institutes Program – AI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food System – We hope that you will take a moment to disseminate to your faculty and research staff this important opportunity to review proposals in this year’s National AI Research Institutes program, and especially the theme, “AI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food System,” where we are in particular need of the expertise in your organization. For more details, please see the program information page, which has links to the solicitation, FAQ, and more. Panels are expected to meet in February and March (specific panel dates in the survey). If you are interested, please complete this short survey. Note that you may still serve as a panelist even if you are submitting a proposal to the competition. We will be organizing the panels in different themes to minimize potential conflicts of interest. Please feel free to forward this survey to your colleagues who might be interested.
- If you have questions or concerns, please email: AIInstitutesProgram@nsf.gov.
FOUNDATIONS AND INDUSTRY
PepsiCo: Moisture barriers for packaging dry goods – We are seeking barrier materials and coatings for bio-based films that achieve the high moisture barrier requirements for packaging dry foods without sacrificing biodegradability. The barrier material should be able to be co-extruded with our core resins to form a skin layer that can anchor metal films or other functional coatings. Coatings that are applied as primer layers or top coats over metal are also acceptable. Possible partnerships include, but are not limited to, sponsored research, supplier agreement, consulting engagement or licensing.
- Awards: Each project will be funded according to its unique needs and merits.
- Deadline: Nov. 9, 2020
Student/Postdoc: Research!America: 2020-2021 MICROGRANT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Research!America is requesting proposals from graduate student and postdoc-led science policy groups to participate in the third year of our civic engagement initiative begun in 2018. This year, Research!America provides funding to student groups for virtual activities that focus on civic engagement and sparking dialogue with public officials, local community leaders, and the public around science and health research.
- Awards: $1,000 – $4,000 depending on type of project.
- Deadline: Dec. 6, 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.
|Internal Submission Deadline||Competition or Event||Category|
|10/20/2020||CPRIT Clinical Trials Network Award||Limited Submissions|
|10/20/2020||CPRIT High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHR)||Limited Submissions|
|10/21/2020||Research Corporation for Science Advancement Scialog Conferences||Internal Programs|
|10/23/2020||CPRIT Early Clinical Investigator Award||Limited Submissions|
|10/28/2020||NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Research Partnerships||Limited Submissions|
|10/28/2020||NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)||Limited Submissions|
|10/29/2020||CPRIT Texas Clinical Trials Participation Program Award||Limited Submissions|
|11/2/2020||NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development||Limited Submissions|
|11/2/2020||*New* Andrew Carnegie Fellows 2021||Limited Submissions|
ONGOING – Texas A&M University Libraries Workshops
Oct. 21 – *New* Webinar: The Need for Data on the Impact of COVID
Oct. 21 – Writing Successful Proposals
Oct. 22 – Hanover Webinar: Using Graphics to Enhance Grant Proposals
Oct. 27 – TAMIDS / TEES / HPRC Online Workshop on Scientific Machine Learning (SciML)
Oct. 27 – NSF Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks (SRS RNs) Informational Webinar
Oct. 27-30 – Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
Oct. 28 – Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals (Open to PI-Eligible Positions only)
Nov. 4 – NSF CAREER & Young Investigator Programs Workshop
Nov. 11 – *New* Hanover Webinar: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
Nov. 17 – NSF Proposal Supplementary Documents
Nov. 19 – STEM Education and Workforce Development for an Energy Efficient and Resilient Economy
November 16-30 – NSF Virtual Grants Conference
Dec. 3 – Permit Regulations for the Importation of Infectious Biological Agents, Infectious Substances, and Vectors Webinar
Jan. 11-12 – Precision Nutrition: Research Gaps and Opportunities Workshop