AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA)
Institutional Award for Undergraduate Student Training
This is an institutional award to qualified research institutions that can offer a meaningful research experience to undergraduate college students. A program director applies on behalf of the institution, with an internal selection process outlined, in which the sponsor/student pairs apply together for one of the awards from the institution.
- Stipends of $6000 per student for 10 week research experience with travel for one conference at $3000 per student
- Administrative coordination budget of $10,000 per year
- Full Application due September 9, 2021
AHA Predoctoral Fellowship
Enhances the training of promising students in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global health and wellbeing.
- Annual stipend matches the NIH scale for predoctoral fellows
- Award duration of 1-2 years
- Full applications due September 14, 2021
AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship
Enhances the training of postdoctoral applicants who are not yet independent. The applicant must be embedded in an appropriate investigative group with the mentorship, support, and relevant scientific guidance of a research mentor.
- Stipends match NIH sliding scale for postdoctoral fellows
- Project support stipend of $3000 per year
- Award duration of 1-2 years
- Full applications due September 15, 2021
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
CRP Climate Change Mitigation Assessment Initiative This effort will allow USDA to better target climate outcomes through CRP while gaining critical data to calibrate, validate and further improve quantification methods within existing models and tools. One model of focus is the Daily Century Model, or DayCent, which simulates the movement of carbon and nitrogen through agricultural systems and informs the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory. Data will also be used to strengthen the COMET-Farm and COMET-Planner tools, which enable producers to evaluate potential carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emission reductions based on specific management scenarios.
USDA is seeking proposals for projects to survey, sample and measure the climate benefits of land enrolled in the following CRP practice types over time:
- Predominately Perennial grass with legumes and shrubs, depending on the practice
- Wetland, including both mineral and organic soils and both floodplain and non-floodplain wetlands
- Full proposals due July 2, 2021
- Awards $1M-$9M over a 3-5year term
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
(DHS)The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is kicking off the second season of our Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) webinar series, LRBAA Today. We invite you to join us this summer and learn more about current research efforts specific to three S&T LRBAA topics, featuring Tunnel Detection Technology, Data Analytics, and Screening at Speed.
S&T’s LRBAA is a standing, open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to submit proposals for topics that address priority homeland security needs.
Sign-up for our upcoming LRBAA Today webinars!
- Tunnel Detection Technology | June 15 at 2:00 pm ET
Securing our nation’s borders and ports of entry help DHS components and law enforcement agencies across the United States facilitate legitimate trade and travel across air, land and sea. During this webinar you will learn how DHS S&T develops technology and knowledge products that support the detection and locating of clandestine tunnels within varied geologies.
- Data Analytics | July 14 at 2:00 pm ET
Data analytics crosscuts a wide range of homeland security missions, including fraud, natural disaster, trade enforcement, countering weapons of mass destruction, cyber and infrastructure security, and more. Focusing on the work of the Data Analytics Technology Center and Modeling and Simulation Technology Center, this LRBAA Today webinar will feature discussions on how DHS S&T pursues advanced and emerging architectures, analytic capabilities, and automation to enable data-driven decision making to improve mission outcomes.
- Screening at Speed | August 18 at 2:00 pm ET
Imagine entering an airport and walking through a security checkpoint with your coat and shoes on, your laptop in its case, and with minimal delays you arrive at your departure gate. DHS S&T’s Screening at Speed program invests in technologies and techniques that will bring that vision closer to reality. During this LRBAA Today webinar, you’ll learn more about the LRBAA Screening at Speed topic and how DHS S&T is seeking to mature transformative technologies that increase aviation security effectiveness from curb-to-gate while dramatically reducing wait times and improving passenger experiences.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
EERE BETO Single-Use Plastic Recycling
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an investment of up to $14.5 million in funding for research and development to cut waste and reduce the energy used by single-use plastics like plastic bags, wraps, and films.
Topic areas are:
1) Novel Approaches to Recycle and Upcycle Films: Applications are sought to develop novel degradation, upcycling and/or recycling pathways for post-consumer films.
2) Redesign of Multi-layer Films for Infinite Recyclability or Biodegradability: Multi-layered films are often used to achieve a multitude of properties that are difficult to achieve with a single component. This topic seeks new materials that are infinitely recyclable or biodegradable and meet all the required properties to replace multi-layered films.
- Full Announcement Here
- Concept papers due June 28, 2021
- Full Proposals due August 16, 2021
- Award amount Topic Area 1 $1.5M-$2.5M for 36 months
- Award amount Topic Area 2 $1.5M-$2.5M for 36 months
National Alliance for Water Innovation RFP
The objective of NAWI’s Autonomous Water Challenge Area is to develop sensor networks and adaptive process control for efficient, resilient, and secure water desalination treatment systems. In most situations, water desalination treatment systems require human intervention (i.e., decisions made by operators) to adapt to variations in water quality, effects of component degradation, to initiate and complete cleaning and other maintenance cycles, and to correct operational failures. Coupling advanced sensing and control networks with models that account for interdependencies between unit processes will facilitate the deployment of a network of autonomous, distributed water desalination treatment systems. The innovations required to create such systems could also improve the performance of centralized desalination treatment systems by enhancing process efficiency and reliability while simultaneously reducing the number of trained personnel needed on-site to maintain and operate desalination treatment systems. Together, these innovations could significantly lower the cost of both centralized and distributed desalination systems.
AOI A-1: Uniform metadata schema for water treatment trains: By adopting standardized metadata schema it will be possible to rapidly deploy advanced analytics and controls platforms that access all of the information being collected at water desalination treatment facilities. Identification of such metadata will require the development of a data library and an informatics platform.
AOI A-2: Water treatment data library: The creation of an accessible data stream consisting of sensor and process operation data from approximately 20 full-scale desalination treatment trains will provide a testing platform against which researchers can evaluate the potential for robust water treatment analytics to improve the overall efficacy of desalination processes.
AOI A-3: Predictive algorithms for process control and fault detection: With the assistance of the aforementioned data stream, researchers can generate and evaluate algorithms that optimize process control settings, cleaning and maintenance intervals, prevent process upsets, optimize sensor placement and predict process performance under a range of conditions. This AOI encompasses two themes: A) Process analytics and modeling and B) Process control and fault detection.
AOI A-4: Extend capabilities of deployable sensors: Fundamental advances including the development of more robust sensors, lower-cost sensing platforms, vibrational and other non-immersed sensors, and better communication capabilities can reduce the costs of collecting data under the conditions encountered in water desalination treatment systems.
- Required Concept paper due June 15, 2021
- Encourage/Discourage week of July 19, 2021
- Full proposals due September 2, 2021
- 25% Cost Share Required
- Performance period 36 months
- Up to $6,500,000 federal funds divided among the total awards
Environmental protection agency (EPA)
Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Grants
The purpose of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Grant Initiative is to encourage smart, sensible and sustainable pest control in agriculture. The initiative, which is an extension of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP), will enable grantees to implement sustainable pest management practices that align with the Agency’s strategic goal of providing a cleaner and healthier environment for all Americans and contribute to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Proposed projects should address implementation of environmentally sound pest management practices, approaches, training, and innovations that reduce the risks associated with pesticide use in agricultural settings and, where feasible, lead to corresponding reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. These projects will reduce unnecessary exposures to pests and pesticides through the adoption of integrated pest management practices and strengthen our shared goals of sustainable pest management and its intersection with climate change.
- Full proposals due July 9, 2021
- EPA expects to make approximately one award in each of the agency’s ten regions at a maximum of $100,000 per awardee.
- Project period of 2 years
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
ROSES 2021: Remote Sensing of Water Quality NASA seeks proposals that will improve and exploit the capability of Earth Observing Satellites to remotely sense water quality from space. NASA encourages proposals that also assess the impacts of water quality on ecosystem and habitat health. In particular, proposers are strongly encouraged to consider conditions that may (or may not) exist prior to harmful algal bloom events, and how these may be better resolved through satellite remote sensing.
It is essential that all proposals strongly link their algorithms, research, and/or data products either with current on-orbit satellites (NASA or non-NASA) or future NASA missions now in development, such as the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission (https://pace.gsfc.nasa.gov/).
- Notice of intent deadline: August 13, 2021
- Proposal deadline: September 29, 2021
- Award: Approx. $200k per year
- Project period: maximum 3 years
- Project start date: no earlier than January 1, 2022
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH (NIH)
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional) The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award addresses two important goals: stimulating highly innovative research and supporting promising Early Stage Investigators. Early Stage Investigators may have exceptionally innovative research ideas, but not the preliminary data required to fare well in the traditional NIH peer review system. As part of NIH’s commitment to increasing opportunities for Early Stage Investigators, it has created the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to support outstandingly creative Early Stage Investigators who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential for unusually high impact. This award complements ongoing efforts by the NIH and its Institutes and Centers to fund Early Stage Investigators through R01 grants and other mechanisms. The definition of Early Stage Investigator is provided here.
there are three important differences from previous FOAs for the New Innovator Award. First, awards will be in two multi-year funded segments of three-years and two-years. Second, a PHS 2590 Non-Competing Continuation Progress Report (not a Multi-Year Funded Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)) must be submitted in year three for funding the second award segment. Third, Detailed Budget pages must be completed according to the special instructions provided in this FOA.
- Proposals due August 20,2021
- Awards will be in two multi-year segments of three years and two years. The three-year segment will have an award budget up to $900,000 in direct costs. The two-year segment will have an award budget up to $600,000.
- NIH intends to commit to approximately 35 awards in FY 2022.
- Start date should be September 1, 2022.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities through enhanced collaborations. CCIs integrate research, innovation, education, broadening participation, and informal science communication.
The CCI Program is a two-phase program. Both phases are described in this solicitation. Phase I CCIs receive significant resources to develop the science, management and broader impacts of a major research center before requesting Phase II funding. Satisfactory progress in Phase I is required for Phase II applications; Phase I proposals funded in FY 2022 will seek Phase II funding in FY 2025.
The FY 2022 Phase I CCI competition is open to projects in all fields supported by the Division of Chemistry, and must have scientific focus and the potential for transformative impact in chemistry. The NSF Division of Chemistry particularly encourages fundamental chemistry projects aligned with articulated budget priorities, including Advanced Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Climate Research and Sustainability, and Quantum Information Science.
- Preproposals due August 23, 2021
- Full Proposals Phase 1 due February 22, 2022
- Full Proposals Phase 2 due October 19, 2021
- NSF anticipates making up to three new Phase I awards (each up to $1,800,000 for 3 years)
- NSF anticipates up to one new Phase II award (up to $4,000,000 per year for 5 years)
NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with Amazon (FAI)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Amazon are partnering to jointly support computational research focused on fairness in AI, with the goal of contributing to trustworthy AI systems that are readily accepted and deployed to tackle grand challenges facing society.
Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to transparency, explainability, accountability, inclusivity, potential adverse biases (including social biases) and effects, mitigation strategies, algorithmic advances, fairness objectives, validation of fairness, participatory design, and advances in broad accessibility and utility. Funded projects will enable broadened acceptance of AI systems, helping the U.S. to further capitalize on the potential of AI technologies. Although Amazon provides partial funding for this program, it will not play a role in the selection of proposals for award.
- Full proposals due August 3, 2021
- Award amount $600,000-$1M for up to 3 years
- Estimated number of awards 10-12
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)
Discovery and Exploration of Emerging Pathogens – Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN)
Building on previous USAID global analyses of risk and investments in countries under EPT-1 and EPT-2/GHSA, the Agency is now employing a dual track strategy to prevent and prepare for future emerging zoonotic viruses with epidemic/pandemic potential (see figure below). Track one aims to refine and employ interventions to address the on-going spillover, amplification, and spread of known emerging zoonotic viruses through a recently-awarded project, STOP Spillover. This project will assist countries to: understand the factors that contribute to the risk of spillover of pathogens from wildlife to humans; develop, assess, and implement early risk-14 reduction interventions that will reduce the spillover and spread of these threats; and recognize and respond rapidly to zoonotic spillover events.
Track two of USAID’s strategy for addressing emerging zoonotic viruses includes the new DEEP VZN project, which will specifically focus on supporting a multi-country project to detect unknown viruses and characterize their zoonotic and epidemic/pandemic potential and share this information with the greater scientific/One Health community. USAID’s support for viral discovery since 2009 and its multi-sectoral GHS Program and partnerships place the Agency in a unique position to meaningfully advance these lines of work. DEEP VZN Goal: Through in-country institutions, detect and characterize unknown viruses with zoonotic and epidemic/pandemic potential along high-risk chains of transmission to provide data which is publicly shared so that other partners can use them for risk mitigation, policy reform, and development of diagnostics, medicines, and vaccines.
- Full proposals due June 17, 2021
- Total Award up to $125M over five years
FOUNDATIONS AND INDUSTRY
The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.
Projects proposed for the BYI program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences. They should represent a departure from current research directions rather than an extension or expansion of existing programs. Proposed research that cuts across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines is encouraged. Proposals that open new avenues of research in chemistry and life sciences by fostering the invention of methods, instruments and materials will be given additional consideration.
- The BYI program funds promising young scientists early in their careers who have not yet received a major award from another organization. Proposals that already have substantial funding will not be considered for the BYI award (see eligibility for more information).
- Project period of 4 years up to $600,000 total
- Foundation does not provide for overhead or indirect costs.
Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to advance our understanding of the genetic basis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the molecular and cellular consequences of genetic risk, and to provide a foundation for the development of treatments for select genetically defined forms of the condition. Special emphasis is placed on the use of scalable methods, especially as applied to genes that are suitable targets for genetic therapies.
In this RFA, we seek proposals in three broad areas of ASD genomics: (1) risk gene discovery and systems biology, (2) functional analysis of variants associated with ASD risk genes and (3) gene-targeted therapies. Successful proposals with a focus on the first two areas will likely involve large-scale analyses.
- Application deadline: July 6, 2021
- Maximum budget: The annual budget is between $200,000 and $400,000 inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs, for a period of two (2) or three (3) years
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|Competition or Event||Internal Submission Deadline||Category|
|CPRIT Prevention Program Assessment||06/02/2021||Limited Submission|
|Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Grants||06/07/2021||Limited Submission|
|NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)||06/07/2021||Limited Submission|
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