DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
EERE Smart Manufacturing RFP The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) is the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing (“SM”), ensuring the power of change and innovation is at the fingertips of everyone who touches manufacturing. CESMII (“Institute” or “CESMII”) is accelerating Smart Manufacturing (SM) adoption through the integration of advanced sensors, data analytics, platforms, and controls to radically improve efficiency, precision, performance, and energy productivity. CESMII is the Home of Smart Manufacturing, transforming US manufacturing by dramatically reducing the cost & complexity of using real-time data from operations to drive revenue growth and reduce operating costs to improve profitability and energy productivity.
- 1:1 Match required
- 16 month period of performance
- Award Amount up to $1M Federal Funding
FY21 BETO SCALE-UP AND CONVERSION FOA DE-FOA-0002396 The research and development (R&D) activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will support high-impact RDD&D focusing on the production of low-GHG fuels for the aviation industry, as well as the long-haul trucking and marine industries by soliciting proposals to scale-up technologies; cost effectively produce biomass derived sugars as an intermediate for the production of biofuels and bioproducts; and support cost effective separation technologies. In addition, the FOA will support increasing the efficiency of residential wood heaters and the production of renewable natural gas.
- Webinar will be held on April 16th, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET. Review FOA, Merit Review process, and discuss Topic Area 1: Scale-up of Biotechnologies specific requirements due to the complex nature of the topic area.
- Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to FY21BETOMultiTopicFOA@ee.doe.gov.
- Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $5,000,000 for FY21 selected projects across all Topic Areas, at various periods of performance.
- Cost sharing required from 20-50% of total allowable costs, varies by Topic Area
- Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/30/2021 5:00 PM ET
- Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/21/2021 5:00 PM ET
Critical Minerals & Materials: Chemical and Materials Sciences Research on Rare Earth and Platinum Group Elements The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program announces its interest in receiving applications from single investigators and multi-disciplinary teams to support experimental and theoretical research to advance chemical and materials sciences relevant to the following:
- Critical minerals – the natural resource for obtaining critical elements;
- Critical elements – atomic elements that are subject to supply risks and are incorporated in critical materials; and
- Critical materials – substances that provide essential functionality in key technologies and have no easy substitutes.
Critical elements play a central role in both critical minerals and critical materials. These elements influence the mineral properties as well as the mechanisms of incorporation and extraction of the critical elements. They also dictate the properties that control the function of critical materials, including both molecules and materials, used in a broad range of technologically important and energy relevant applications. These properties include superconductivity, magnetism, quantum phenomena, light generation, magnetocaloric behavior, and catalytic activity. This FOA is focused on gaining an understanding of the fundamental properties and mechanisms of critical minerals, elements, and materials to improve separation and extraction processes and to enable discovery and design of alternates to critical materials that reduce or eliminate the need for critical elements. Thus, this fundamental knowledge will support the DOE strategy to diversify supply, develop substitutes, and improve reuse and recycling of critical minerals and materials. While multiple elements have been identified as critical based on their availability and technological importance, this funding opportunity is restricted to basic research related to rare earth and platinum group elements.
- Applicant institutions are limited to no more than 2 pre-applications and applications as either a sole applicant or as the lead of a multi-institutional team. There is no limit on the number of preapplications on which an institution may appear as a partner (not the lead institution).
- An individual is limited to be named as the Lead PI on no more than 1 submission.
- $200,000/year to $1,200,000/year for up to 3 years
- Preapplication required by April 12, 2021
- Full submission deadline June 9, 2021
US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
Agroforestry Outreach – Request for Proposals The U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) requests proposals to substantially expand and accelerate the availability of science-based information to inform landowner decisions on the adoption and design of agroforestry systems.
- May 28: Proposal submission deadline
- July 2: Approximate date for award announcement
- August 1: Approximate date of award
- Award Range from $35,000-$100,000 total for 2 years
- 1:1 Match required
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH (NIH)
UPCOMING Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) The NIH Common Fund’s Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program will propel biomedical research forward by setting the stage for widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) that tackles complex biomedical challenges beyond human intuition. A key step in this process is generating new “flagship” data sets and best practices for machine learning analysis. Machine learning is a type of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that provides machines (like computers) the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience, without being explicitly programmed. The biomedical research community generates a wealth of data, but most of these data are not suitable for machine learning because they are incomplete. By bringing technological and biomedical experts together with social scientists and humanists, the Bridge2AI program will help bring solutions to this deficit by:
- Generating new flagship biomedical and behavioral data sets that are ethically sourced, trustworthy, well-defined, and accessible
- Developing software and standards to unify data attributes across multiple data sources and across data types
- Creating automated tools to accelerate the creation of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) and ethically sourced data sets
- Providing resources to disseminate data, ethical principles, tools, and best practices
- Creating training materials and activities for workforce development that bridges the AI, biomedical, and behavioral research communities
Accelerating Medicines Partnership Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases: Disease Teams for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Psoriatic Spectrum Diseases, and Sjogren’s Syndrome (UC2 Clinical Trial Optional) The purpose of this FOA is to establish Disease Teams for the Accelerating Medicines Partnership Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases (AMP AIM) Program. Disease Teams (DTs) will focus on one of the following diseases: rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic spectrum disease, or Sjögren’s syndrome. The goal of the AMP AIM Program is to gain a comprehensive understanding of cellular and molecular disease pathways and to identify novel targets for intervention. Disease Teams will lead the research efforts to define the most significant scientific opportunities that can be addressed with state of the art and next-generation tissue interrogation technologies in the context of disease de- and reconstruction approaches of AMP AIM. DTs will work collaboratively to identify molecular and cellular pathways of disease by probing the structural, functional and molecular complexities of end organ tissue in relevant patient populations with state-of the art and next generation analytics provided by the Technical and Analytic Cores (RFA-AR-21-016). DTs will work to harmonize, integrate and optimize all aspects of the data generation pipeline, from tissue collection to data analysis and interpretation.
- Full proposal due July 15, 2021
- estimated total of $5,000,000 to fund four awards, one each for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome and psoriatic spectrum diseases.
- Project Period up to 5 years
- Pre-Application Webinar May 5, 2021. Other details for the webinar and FAQs will be posted at NIAMS website.
Accelerating Medicines Partnership Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases: Technology and Analytic Cores (TACs) and Research Management Unit (RMU) (UC2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) The purpose of this FOA is to establish Technology and Analytic Cores (TACs) and a Research Management Unit (RMU) for the Accelerating Medicines Partnership Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases (AMP AIM) Program. The TACs include the Technology Cores and the specialized Tissue Repository and Systems Biology Cores. The goal of the AMP AIM Program is to gain a comprehensive understanding of cellular and molecular disease pathways and to identify novel targets for intervention. TACs will work together to test, optimize and apply state-of-the-art and next-generation high-dimensional, high-resolution technologies to interrogate and analyze human biopsy tissue and biosamples from patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic spectrum disease and Sjögren’s syndrome. The RMU will provide centralized management and operational support to the network including clinical monitoring for the entire AMP AIM program. All Cores and the RMU will work collaboratively with the Disease Teams (RFA-AR-21-015) to identify molecular and cellular pathways of disease by probing the structural, functional and molecular complexities of end organ tissue involvement in relevant patient populations.
- Full proposal due July 15, 2021
- estimated total of $5,000,000 to fund up to five awards for Technology Cores, 1 award for Systems Biology Core, 1 award for Tissue Repository Core and 1 award for Research Management Unit
- Project Period up to 5 years
- Pre-Application Webinar May 5, 2021. Other details for the webinar and FAQs will be posted at NIAMS website
Notice of Intent to Publish the Reissuance of BRAIN Initiative: Novel Technologies and Approaches for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (NOT-NS-21-051) and (U01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (NOT-NS-21-052)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award for a Diverse Genomics Workforce The purpose of the NHGRI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award for a Diverse Genomics Workforce (F99/K00) is to support a defined pathway across career stages for talented graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences. This two-phased award will facilitate completion of a doctoral dissertation (F99) and transition to a strong postdoctoral research position (K00) focused on the scientific, medical, ethical, social and/or legal areas of genomics research. It is anticipated that successful completion of this phased award program will provide students sufficient scientific and career development activities to set them on the path to becoming independent genomics researchers.
- Full Applications due July 8, 2021-August 8, 2021
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
2021 NIAID Omnibus Broad Agency Announcement The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) supports research related to the basic understanding of microbiology and immunology leading to the development of vaccines, therapeutics, and medical diagnostics for the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of infectious and immune-mediated diseases. This Broad Agency Announcement is soliciting proposals that possess the research and development (R&D) expertise necessary for successfully carrying out research toward meeting the program objectives of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID), NIAID, NIH.
- Research Area 001: Advanced Development of Vaccine Candidates for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases.
- Research Area 002: Development of Therapeutic Products for Biodefense, Anti-Microbial Resistant (AMR) Infections and Emerging Infectious Diseases.
- Research Area 003: Advanced Development of Sequencing-Based Diagnostics for Biothreats and Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Full Proposals Due May 24, 2021
- estimates that one (1) or more awards may be issued across this Research Area for a total cost of up to $4 million for the non-severable base work (direct and indirect costs combined) across all contracts. The total duration of a proposed contract should be consistent with the nature and complexity of the offeror’s proposed research. The total performance period comprised of the base and any options proposed by an Offeror shall not exceed five (5) years.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)
2021 ERDC Broad Agency Announcement The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas. The ERDC consists of the Coastal and Hydraulics Lab (CHL), the Geotechnical and Structures Lab (GSL), the Reachback Operations Center (UROC), the Environmental Lab (EL) and the Information Technology Lab (ITL) in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire, the Construction Engineering Research Lab (CERL) in Champaign, Illinois, and the Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL) in Alexandria, Virginia. The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/ chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes.
- BAA is open until superseded by another announcement. Proposals may be accepted at any time.
- See BAA for list of funding opportunities
CDMRP PRMRP Focused Program Award The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Focused Program Award is intended to optimize research and accelerate solutions to a critical question related to at least one of the Congressionally directed FY21 PRMRP Topic Areas through a synergistic, multidisciplinary research program. Applications must describe a unifying, overarching challenge that will be addressed by a set of research projects. Applications shall include multiple, distinct research projects led by individual project leaders that address complementary aspects of the overarching challenge. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a minimum of four research projects; additional studies are allowed. While individual projects must be capable of standing on their own high scientific merits, they must also be interrelated and synergistic with the other proposed projects and advance a solution beyond what would be possible through individual efforts. The exploration of multiple hypotheses or viewpoints of the same line of questioning is encouraged. This award mechanism is not intended to support a series of research projects that are dependent on the success of one of the other projects. Each project should propose a unique approach to addressing the overarching challenge and be capable of producing research findings with potential to impact the field and/or patient care. Individual research projects may range from exploratory, hypothesis-developing studies through small-scale clinical trials (i.e., up to and including phase 2 or equivalent). There should be a clear intent to progress toward translational/ clinical work over the course of the effort. Many more details within the RFP.
- $7.2M direct cost for up to 4 years
- Pre-Application due May 13, 2021
- Application due August 26, 2021
X-Grants Round 4
- Full Proposals Due April 12-May 10, 2021
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|Competition or Event||Internal Submission Deadline||Category|
|Whiting Public Engagement Programs (Fellowships and Seed Grants)||4/8/2021||Limited Submissions|
|Pew Biomedical Scholars||4/15/2021||Limited Submissions|
|*NEW* NEH American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grantmaking||4/19/2021||Limited Submissions|
|*NEW* NEH American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations||4/19/2021||Limited Submissions|
|Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)||4/30/2021||Limited Submissions|
|NIH New Chemistries for Un-drugged Targets through A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration (ASPIRE) Collaborative Research Program (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)||5/3/2021||Limited Submissions|
|Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants||5/3/2021||Limited Submissions|
|Keck Foundation Research Program||5/10/2021||Limited Submissions|
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