DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
Notice of Intent – SuperTruck 3: Improving the vehicle efficiency and safety of freight transportation while minimizing environmental impact is critical to helping the country decrease its petroleum use and reduce emissions as the economy grows. The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) and the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) are interested in partnering to develop and demonstrate R&D concepts to enable higher efficiency, low-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks and freight systems. This NOI aims to take advantage of the significant opportunities for the entire freight and truck transportation system to achieve higher efficiency and electrification (battery, hydrogen fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell range extenders).
Notice of Intent – Low Greenhouse Gas Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, and Deployment: VTO funds a broad portfolio of RDD&D projects to develop affordable, efficient, and clean transportation options to tackle the climate crisis and accelerate the development and widespread use of a variety of innovative transportation technologies. This NOI will invite innovative solutions for on- and off-road vehicles to support the reduction of emissions and increased efficiencies in the transportation sector. To achieve this, areas that could be explored include community-level electric vehicle (EV) demonstrations, EV infrastructure and charging, and advanced engines and fuels that reduce emissions.
Notice of Intent – Bioenergy Technologies Office Scale-Up and Conversion: The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is focused on developing technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources into low carbon biofuels and bioproducts. These bioenergy technologies can enable a transition to a clean energy economy, create high-quality jobs, support rural economies, and spur innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production—the bioeconomy. This NOI anticipates supporting high-impact technology research, development, and demonstration to bolster the body of scientific and engineering knowledge needed to produce low-carbon biofuels at lower cost. This will involve partnerships with industry to demonstrate these technologies at industrially-relevant scales.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
Multi-Disciplinary Machine-assisted, Genomic Analysis and Clinical Approaches to Shortening the Rare Diseases Diagnostic Odyssey (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites researchers to submit applications for multi-disciplinary diagnostic strategies for rare diseases that combine machine-assistance, genomic analysis, and clinical consultation. Of particular importance, these strategies must be able to be adopted and performed at the primary or secondary care levels by front-line healthcare providers and be readily integrated into their clinical care workflow.
- Letter of Intent Due March 19, 2021
- Full Application Due April 19, 2021
- UG3 Phase Award Amount $125,000 per year for 3 years
- UH3 Phase Award Amount $250,000 per year for 2 years
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)
Understanding and Predicting the Multi-Scale Eco-Geomorphic Evolution and Ecosystem Service Benefits of Coastal Engineering with Nature (EWN) Solutions Engineering With Nature® (EWN) is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental and social benefits through collaborative processes. In turn, sustainable development of water resources infrastructure is supported by solutions that beneficially integrate engineering and natural systems. With recent advances in the fields of engineering and ecology, there is an opportunity to combine these fields of practice into a single collaborative and cost-effective approach for infrastructure development and environmental management. For more information, please visit: www.engineeringwithnature.org.
The EWN Initiative is also working to develop an understanding of how the morphodynamics and ecology of coastal systems evolve before, during, and after an EWN solution is deployed, and to apply this knowledge to design EWN solutions that are sustainable and maintain high levels of performance over time. A major intended benefit of EWN over conventional grey infrastructure solutions is that positive feedbacks between geomorphic and ecological processes have the potential to allow such interventions to be self-sustaining in the face of future conditions. However, to achieve such an outcome, EWN solutions must be built at the right scales, with the right foundation, and in the right shapes and configurations to support vibrant and robust feedbacks between the systems’ ecology and underlying geomorphology.
- Award amount $3M over 3 year period
- Statement of Interest due April 8, 2021
- Full Applications, IF INVITED, due May 14, 2021
- Only 1 award will be issued
NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems Grants Cycle 3 This RFA is aimed at the following primary and secondary focus areas: Primary: • Use existing and emerging understanding and data to improve skill of sustained continuous operational forecasts of ocean dynamics for the reduction of risks in offshore energy exploration and production in the regions of the GoM where deep-water drilling and production occur and/ or are anticipated. Forecasts should be aimed at meeting the offshore operators and regulators lead-time requirements for near-surface and deep-water currents and transport (link). • Design and implement cost effective ocean observations, data assimilation techniques, and improvements to forecast models that will contribute to improving the skill of sustained continuous operational forecasting of the LC and LCEs throughout the full water column with forecast times of benefit to the offshore energy exploration and production. The design could entail traditional and innovative technologies and approaches, including adaptive sampling during LC expansion and eddy shedding or reattachment.
Secondary: • Develop robust linkages with end-users and other stakeholders to address socio-environmental challenges and opportunities beyond safer offshore energy operations in the GoM region (for example, improved management of fisheries and ecosystems affected by hypoxia and harmful algal blooms) • Contribute to improving the accuracy of hurricane forecasts, e.g., oceanic heat content and sea surface temperature estimates. • Contribute to understanding of the effects of present and future climate change and variation on GoM ocean dynamics.
- Award Amount of $7M over 5 year period
- Letter of Intent due March 30, 2021. Must submit in order to submit Full Proposal
- Full Proposal due August 3, 2021
- The proposed project must take a multi-investigator consortium approach to address at least one primary AND at least one secondary focus area
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
NSF Boosting Research Ideas for Transformative and Equitable Advances in Engineering (BRITE) The National Science Foundation’s strategic goals are to expand knowledge and build capacity for a diverse science and engineering workforce. The goal of this solicitation is to enable and create opportunities to advance scientific discoveries and new research using a variety of approaches that harness the national talent ecosystem of experienced faculty. Recognizing that a successful faculty research career is neither linear nor continuous, this BRITE solicitation seeks proposals that enable experienced researchers and scholars (tenured or equivalent) to forge new directions or to enter new fields by capitalizing or branching out of their established knowledge domains.
All BRITE proposals are expected to address fundamental research that creates new knowledge in one or more CMMI program areas. BRITE proposals must identify key research outcomes and describe the research plans for the period of funding sought. Although collaborative proposals are not permitted and will be returned without review, the PI can include a collaborator in a limited role as senior personnel. The solicitation includes four funding tracks: Synergy, Pivot, Relaunch, and Fellow in support of experienced scientists and engineers (tenured or equivalent).
- The BRITE Synergy Track is intended to support synthesis proposals borne out of a disaggregated and accumulated body of prior research outcomes that remain unstudied and unprobed to forge or conceptualize a novel direction, methodology, paradigm, or outcome that is more than the sum of the parts.
- The BRITE Pivot Track is intended to enable researchers to quickly adapt to the fast-moving pace of research and create new knowledge and research products in their field by infusing new concepts from a different discipline or sub-field.
- The BRITE Relaunch Track is intended to support tenured or equivalent faculty, who have had a pause in research activity, to relaunch back into active research, and to diversify the experiences of the nation’s STEM researchers.
- The BRITE Fellow Track is intended to support established tenured or equivalent researchers who have demonstrated impact beyond scientific output to request extended time and freedom to use their intellectual creativity to explore divergent, bold, and ambitious research ideas where the expected scientific outcomes are highly uncertain and, therefore, high-risk.
- The expected funding ranges for BRITE Research Grants are $100,000-$200,000 per year
- The typical duration is 2 years for the BRITE Synergy track awards, 3 years for the BRITE Pivot and Relaunch tracks, and up to 5 years for the Fellow track awards.
- FURTHER INFORMATION: An informational webinar about this solicitation will be held on March 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST. Details about how to join this webinar will be posted at https://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=ENG.
FOUNDATIONS AND INDUSTRY
The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) announced deadlines for the following request for applications (RFAs):
- Wednesday, June 2, 2021
- Individual Investigator Research Awards (RFA R-22.1-IIRA)
- Individual Investigator Research Awards for Computational Systems Biology of Cancer (RFA R-22.1-IIRACSBC)
- Individual Investigator Research Awards for Cancer in Children and Adolescents (RFA R-22.1-IIRACCA)
- Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection (RFA R-22.1-IIRAP)
- Individual Investigator Research Awards for Clinical Translation (RFA R-22.1-IIRACT)
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.
|Competition or Event||Internal Submission Deadline||Category|
|Economic Development Administration Build to Scale Program||3/15/2021||Limited Submissions|
|National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America||3/15/2021||Limited Submissions|
|NIH Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34)||3/15/2021||Limited Submissions|
|NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)||3/24/2021||Limited Submissions|
|NY Academy of Sciences 2022 Innovators in Science Award in Gastroenterology||3/24/2021||Limited Submissions|
|Whiting Public Engagement Programs (Fellowships and Seed Grants)||4/8/2021||Limited Submissions|
|Pew Biomedical Scholars||4/15/2021||Limited Submissions|
Updated Agenda and Program Now Available for DOE BETO 2021 Project Peer Review can be found Here
DOE BETO Leveraging Existing Bioenergy Data Workshop Summary Report.
Algae Biomass Organization Online Algae Cultivation Classes
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