US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
AFRI Foundation and Applied Sciences Program
- Updated items in red
Extension, Education, and USDA Climate Hubs Partnership This program area supports projects that provide effective, translatable, and scalable approaches to address climate change through regional partnerships including USDA Climate Hubs and Extension.
- Webinar and Q&A session with national program leaders on May 13 from 2-3 p.m. Central Time. Register now to reserve your spot.
- Full Proposals due December 15, 2021
- $1.5M total for 3-5 years
Commodity Credit Corporation and Foreign Agricultural Service – Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program (TASC) The TASC program is designed to assist U.S. organizations by providing funding for projects that seek to remove, resolve, or mitigate existing or potential sanitary, phytosanitary, or technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops. Eligible Commodities: U.S. specialty crops. For the purposes of the TASC program, specialty crops are defined to include most cultivated plants, or the products thereof, produced in the U.S. except wheat, feed grains, oilseeds, cotton, rice, peanuts, sugar, and tobacco. Proposals that seek support for multiple U.S. specialty crops are also eligible.
- Budgets range from $5,000–$500,000 for up to 5 years
- Full proposals due June 25, 2021
Commodity Credit Corporation and Foreign Agricultural Service – Emerging Markets Program (EMP) The EMP is established to develop, maintain, or expand markets for exports of United States agricultural commodities and to promote cooperation and exchange of information between agricultural institutions and agribusinesses in the United States and emerging markets. The EMP assists U.S. entities in developing, maintaining, or expanding exports of U.S. agricultural commodities and products by funding activities that enhance emerging markets’ food and rural business systems, including reducing trade barriers. The EMP is intended primarily to support export market development efforts of the private sector, but EMP resources may also be used to assist public organizations.
- All U.S. agricultural commodities, except tobacco, are eligible for consideration. Agricultural product(s) should be comprised of at least 50 percent U.S. origin content by weight, exclusive of added water, to be eligible for funding. Proposals that seek support for multiple U.S. commodities are also eligible.
- Only proposals that target countries or regional groups made up of countries classified below the World Bank’s threshold for high income economies will be considered for funding.
- While there is no minimum or maximum amount set for EMP–funded projects, most projects are funded at $500,000 or less and are typically approved for a duration of one year.
- Full proposals due June 25, 2021
FY 2021 SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grants This grant competition supports efforts by state agencies and their community-based and faith-based partners to develop and implement projects that focus on improving the quality and efficiency of SNAP operations and processes. Projects must address one of the following: 1)Increase the use of human-centered design in SNAP applications and notices; 2) Improve preparedness for public health emergency and pandemic response by strengthening virtual and disaster response operations; or 3) Improve SNAP customer service responsiveness and effectiveness.
- Informational webinars scheduled for
- Budgets range from $20,000 to $2,000,000 for up to 3 years
- Full proposals due June 22, 2021
Program Overview and Priorities The Scientific Exchanges Program (SEP) advances USDA’s agricultural research goals to promote collaborative programs among agricultural professionals of eligible countries, the United States, the international agricultural research system, and United States entities conducting research in the agricultural sciences. SEP accomplishes this by providing fellowships to individuals from eligible countries who specialize or have experience in agricultural education, research, extension, or other related fields. Fellowships promote food security and economic growth in eligible countries by educating a new generation of agricultural scientists, increasing scientific knowledge and collaborative research to improve agricultural productivity, and extending that knowledge to users and intermediaries in the marketplace. The collaborative nature of the training and research programs benefits the fellow, his or her home institution, and partner country; the U.S. host institution, its professors, researchers, and students; and the global agricultural sector by improving agricultural productivity, systems, and processes in partnering nations through the transfer of new science and agricultural technologies.
- Proposals due June 10, 2021
- One award for $700,000 for 36 months and ten awards for $60,000 for 36 months
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH (NIH)
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award supports exceptional junior investigators who wish to pursue independent research soon after completion of their terminal doctoral degree or post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations, are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the NIH Common Fund.
- Letter of intent due August 3, 2021
- Full proposal due September 3, 2021
- Award amount $250k per year for up to five years
- This is a Limited Submission Opportunity. Please contact the TAMU Limited Submission office for further details
Expanding Requirement for eRA Commons IDs to All Senior/Key Personnel Targeting due dates on or after January 25, 2022, NIH, AHRQ, FDA, and ORD/VA will require all individuals listed on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Form to have an eRA Commons username (Commons ID). Extension of the existing eRA Commons ID requirement to include all senior/key personnel will facilitate better data collection for individuals contributing to federally funded research as well as assist in disambiguating data on applications and facilitating the identification of conflicts of interest in peer review.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP) Succinct summary of award mechanisms, budget amounts, and due dates can be found HERE for the following award types. Full RFAs can be found HERE.
- Concept Award
- Idea Development Award
- Postdoctoral and Clinical Fellowship Award
- Translational Research Partnership Award
DARPA Biological Technologies Office Broad Agency Announcement The mission of BTO is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences. BTO’s research investment portfolio includes combating pandemic disease, innovative physiological interventions, human performance and warfighter readiness, and deep exploration of changing ecologies and environments for improving U.S. capabilities and resilience. BTO’s programs operate across a wide range of scales, from individual cells to the warfighter to global ecosystems. BTO responds to the urgent and long-term needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and addresses national security priorities.
- Strongly encouraged to submit an abstract in advance
The Fiscal Year 2022 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) intends to support early in career scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees by 1 April 2015 or later showing exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The program objective is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force and Space Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.
- Most YIP awards are funded up to $150,000 per year for three years, for a total of $450,000. Each three year budget must not exceed $150,000; regardless if the total budget is $450,000. Exceptional proposals will be considered individually for higher funding levels and/or longer duration.
- White Paper submissions due May 31, 2021
- Full Proposals due July 12 2021
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)
Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, Fiscal Year 2021
NIJ plans to seek proposals from qualified applicants to establish and operate a Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) to support NIJ’s research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) process and technology transition activities in all areas of forensic science. The FTCOE should focus on specific efforts to include, but not limited to:
- Providing scientific and technical support to NIJ’s forensic science research, development, and technology transition efforts.
- Facilitating demonstration, testing, evaluation, transfer, and adoption of appropriate technology into practice by crime laboratories, medical examiner/coroner offices, law enforcement, and other criminal justice agencies and forensic science service providers.
- Providing technology transition assistance, knowledge transfer, and support to forensic science researchers and practitioners.
- Developing and providing access to resources for research dissemination, education, and evidence-based best practices in the forensic science and criminal justice communities.
- Working closely with NIJ program managers to assess and communicate the impact of forensic science RDT&E, evidence-based best practices, and systems-based approaches for the criminal justice system.
- Develop national forensic science library services to identify, curate, and make available scholarly literature relevant to the forensic science research and practitioner community.
- Proposals due June 10, 2021
- Only one award for $4.5M for 24 months
Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2021 With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous basic or applied research and development projects. An NIJ forensic science research and development grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project that will:
- Increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice; or
- Lead to the production of useful material(s), device(s), system(s), or method(s) that have the potential for forensic application.
- Awards up to $500,000 per year for 60 months
- Proposals due June 10, 2021
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
Forecasted Opportunity NIOSH Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites applications for Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers). Ag Centers are expected to conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practical applications to improve worker safety and health in the areas of agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Center functions should include developing integrated approaches that link basic science with translation and outreach activities. Center structure should take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, and/or national worker safety and health issues. Centers should place emphasis on the creation and implementation of evidence-based solutions that address important agricultural safety and health problems. Collaborations with other academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and other occupational safety and health focused groups are expected. Applicants must concisely describe the occupational health burden within their service area and directly link research and outreach activities to help alleviate the burden. Applicants should also clearly articulate the anticipated impacts of the proposed work, both during the project period and beyond.
Building Resilience Against Climate Effects: Implementing and Evaluating Adaptation Strategies that Protect and Promote Human Health The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to build and enhance the resilience of U.S. cities and states to the health impacts of climate change. Resilience, the ability to prepare for, absorb, recover from, and adapt to the health impacts of climate change, will be enhanced through three overarching strategies implemented by funded recipients. These strategies include 1) collaboration with stakeholders to create a Climate Impact Compendium that includes data on local climate projections, health effects, social determinants of health, and current adaptive capacity; 2) implementation and evaluation of adaptation actions that address the threats identified in the Compendium; and 3) use and dissemination of evaluation results to improve adaptation actions and enhance understanding of effective climate resilience adaptations in public health and related fields. Recipients will select and implement adaptation actions that enhance health equity by focusing on populations most vulnerable to the health effects of climate change and addressing social determinants of health in the context of climate change. Key outcomes will be increased knowledge of adaptation actions that reduce adverse health effects of climate change and an enhanced evidence base for effective climate and health adaptation actions. This NOFO will contribute to positive long-term outcomes to reduce the negative health outcomes of climate change in vulnerable populations.
- Awarded as a cooperative agreement
- Core Component Awards $400,000/budget period, total performance period 5 years
- Applicants may apply for up to $1,000,000 for each of the Optional Components
- Full proposal due June 18, 2021
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
NSF Research Traineeship Program The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary or convergent research areas, through a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. Proposals are requested that address any interdisciplinary or convergent research theme of national priority.
- This is a Limited Submission Opportunity. Please contact the TAMU Limited Submission office for further details
- Full Proposals due September 6, 2021
DCL: A new Supplemental Funding Opportunity for Skills Training in Advanced Research & Technology (START) between the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) and Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC)
Fostering the growth of a globally competitive and diverse research workforce and advancing the scientific and innovation skills of the U.S. is a strategic objective of the National Science Foundation (NSF). U.S. global competitiveness depends critically on the readiness of the Nation’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. To achieve this goal, the NSF invests in programs that directly advance this workforce. As part of this effort, this Dear Colleague Letter announces a new supplemental funding opportunity for awardees of the Advanced Technical Education (ATE) Program and the Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) Program. This supplemental funding opportunity provides students, faculty, and student/faculty teams in two-year Institutions of Higher Education (2-yr IHEs) with experiential learning opportunities through research internships that involve IUCRC Centers and associated Center research projects. These internship opportunities will support 2-yr IHE students, faculty, and student/faculty teams in acquiring core professional competencies and skills to support careers in sectors of the U.S. economy served by IUCRCs and provide chances to directly interact with industry representatives.
- Due June 15, 2021
Dear Colleague Letter: Research Collaboration Opportunity in Europe for NSF Awardees This letter invites current NSF grantees to submit supplemental funding requests for research visits to any identified, appropriate ERC-funded European research group. NSF particularly encourages requests from NSF grantees who are early in their careers or who are still actively building their careers. Further, the letter gives instructions on how to submit supplemental funding requests and other relevant policies and requirements.
- Grantees must consult with the cognizant NSF program director of the original award or Fellowship prior to submitting a supplemental funding request.
- Following consultation with the cognizant NSF program director, supplemental funding requests should be prepared and submitted via FastLane in accordance with the guidance in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter VI.E.4. NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows should submit their requests via email to the cognizant NSF program director for their Fellowship.
- Requests must be received at NSF at least 3 months prior to the proposed visit, but no later than June 7, 2021, for consideration using Fiscal Year 2021 funds.
NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources Division of Undergraduate Education
The National Science Foundation (NSF) plays a leadership role in developing and implementing efforts to enhance and improve STEM education in the United States. Through the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) initiative, the agency continues to make a substantial commitment to the highest caliber undergraduate STEM education through a Foundation-wide framework of investments. The IUSE: EHR is a core NSF STEM education program that seeks to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM education for undergraduate students. The program is open to application from all institutions of higher education and associated organizations. NSF places high value on educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate public. In pursuit of this goal, IUSE: EHR supports projects that seek to bring recent advances in STEM knowledge into undergraduate education, that adapt, improve, and incorporate evidence-based practices into STEM teaching and learning, and that lay the groundwork for institutional improvement in STEM education. In addition to innovative work at the frontier of STEM education, this program also encourages replication of research studies at different types of institutions and with different student bodies to produce deeper knowledge about the effectiveness and transferability of findings.
The IUSE: EHR program features two tracks: (1) Engaged Student Learning and (2) Institutional and Community Transformation. Several levels of scope, scale, and funding are available within each track.
- 60 Level 1 projects, 35 Level 2 and 3 projects, and 10 Capacity-Building projects
- $63M total available for all project levels
- Full Proposals due July 21, 2021
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
Learn about the Human Research Program’s Risks & Gaps that they are looking to address with research funding!
Deep Space Food Challenge Join the Deep Space Food Challenge to help bring innovative food production technologies to space and here on Earth. The Deep Space Food Challenge is an international competition where NASA offers prize purse awards to U.S. teams and recognition to international teams. Teams are invited to create novel and game-changing food technologies or systems that require minimal inputs and maximize safe, nutritious, and palatable food outputs for long-duration space missions, and which have potential to benefit people on Earth. https://www.deepspacefoodchallenge.org/challenge
- Register for Phase 1 by May 28, 2021
- Phase 1 Submissions due July 30, 2021
- Phase 1 award amount $25,000 (Phase 2 award amount not yet released)
- Competition Description, Rules, & Eligibility
ROSES 2021: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences ROSES is an omnibus NASA Research Announcement (NRA), with many individual program elements, each with its own due dates and topics. All together these cover the wide range of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences supported by Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Organizations of every type, domestic and foreign, Government and private, for profit and not-for-profit, may submit proposals without restriction on teaming arrangements.
- Due dates vary by program element.
- Typical period of performance: 3-5 years
- ROSES-2021 will receive ~5000 proposals across all program elements and will select/award ~1250 totaling ~$600 million over the lifetime of the awards. Individual award sizes will vary based on scope from as little as ~$5000 to help support workshops up to multi-year awards in the millions of dollars.
- No cost sharing requirement.
ROSES 2021: Earth Science Applications: Water Resources Within the NASA Earth Science Division, the Applied Sciences Program solicits proposals that develop and integrate NASA and other Earth science data and models into water resource management applications and decision support tools that can be sustained by operational partners or stakeholders. Remote sensing data, in combination with hydrologic models, can provide important information to assist water resource managers working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders. In order to make the best decisions possible and develop strategies that enhance the security and sustainability of water supplies, water resource managers and their stakeholders need timely information on water quality, supply, and demand. The goal of this program element is to nurture the development of applications in water resources management at various stages of the applied research process including proving the application concept, validating and demonstrating the concept in a relevant decision-making environment, and full transition of the application to the partner for operational use. Innovative solutions are sought that support an integrated approach by synergistically combining Earth observations, modeling, and existing in situ/partner data sets to address specific, well-defined information needs for water resources management.
- Step 1 Proposals due May 21, 2021
- No cost sharing requirement
- Full information here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331468
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ASSOCIATION (NOAA)
FY2021 to FY2023 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) NOAA is an agency with responsibilities for maintaining and improving the viability of marine and coastal ecosystems; for delivering valuable weather, climate, and water information and services; for understanding the science and consequences of climate change; and for supporting the global commerce and transportation upon which we all depend. Research areas include: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation, Weather Readiness, Healthy Oceans, and Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies.
- Rolling proposal reviews until September 30, 2023
- More information and full announcement here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329261
A Cooperative Agreement for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation FY21 Funding Opportunity The NOAA Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program (CAMP) supports research, programs, projects and other activities related to NOAA’s mission, primarily through collaborations among scientists and professionals in areas of mutual interest across the full spectrum of NOAA climate sciences. This cooperative agreement will focus on the following four priority areas: 1) Improved scientific understanding of the changing climate system and its impacts; 2) Scientific assessments of current and future states of the climate system that identify potential impacts and inform science, service, and stewardship decisions; 3) Mitigation and adaptation efforts supported by sustained, reliable, and timely climate services; 4) A climate-literate public that understands its vulnerabilities to a changing climate and makes informed decisions.
- Award amount: $10 million per year over a 5-year period
- Full applications due 4 p.m. (CDT) on May 24, 2021
- Full announcement: https://cpo.noaa.gov/Portals/0/Grants/2021/NOAA-OAR-CPO-2021-2006841-NOFO-revised.pdf
FOUNDATIONS AND INDUSTRY
Kirchner Food fellowship Application The Kirchner Food Fellowship is an opportunity for a group of students to receive hands-on investment training focused on food/agriculture businesses with ground-breaking technologies, providing long-term sustainable solutions, both environmentally and economically, to food security.
Kirchner Food Fellows receive high-level mentoring from experienced investors and industry experts. Working directly with our leadership team and our network of thought leaders, the Kirchner Food Fellows will engage in a series of face-to-face (when safe to do so) and online educational experiences using methods that expose them to practical, real-world issues of seed- and early-stage impact investment. Ultimately, Fellows are given discretion over the entire investment process during their tenure.
- Applications due May 15, 2021
X-Grants Round 4 Full Proposals due May 10th
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.
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ONGOING – Texas A&M University Libraries Workshops
ONGOING – TAMU institute of Data Science Workshop and seminar Series
ONGOING – NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health
ONGOING – Research America Alliance Member Meetings
ONGOING – Centers of Excellence for Vector-borne Disease spring seminar series
ONGOING – Virtual Seminar Series on Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases |Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Disease
ONGOING through August – Bring-Your-Own Data (BYOD) Online Workshops
ONGOING – High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) offers short courses
April 29– DOE Co-Optima Webinar: Reducing Pollutants from Future Diesel Engines
April 29 – Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) Webinar
April 29 – Climate Change Education: A Cross-cutting Issue in Natural Resource Extinsion Programing
April 29 – Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium
*NEW* May 3-7 – Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference
*NEW* May 4 – BETO Sustainable Aviation Fuels and Necessary Airport Infrastructure
May 5 – Register for NSF Spring Grants Conference
May 5 – USDA NIFA updated policy guide webinar
May 6- NSF BIO Distinguished Lecture Series
May 10 – NSF Division of Environmental Biology Office hours: Career solicitation
*NEW* May 12 – NSF Understanding Diversity in STEM
*NEW* May 13 – USDA Extension, Education and USDA Climate Hubs Partnership
May 14 – NSF CAREER Program Webinar
May 20 – NSF CAREER Program Webinar
May 17-20 – DOE Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit
*NEW* May 26 – USDA Virtual Fair on Food Waste Reduction Innovations and Leaders
May 26-27 – IUCRC: Center for Big Learning IAB Meeting
June 1 – Workshop on Multi-Cellular Engineered Living Systems
June 7-11 – Spring 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference
*NEW* July 7-August 9 – College of Veterinary medicine & biomedical sciences intensive course in research writing
November 19 – Save the Date: NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival
December 6-9 – 8th National Grazing lands Conference