Upcoming Funding Deadlines
Graduate-Directed Energy Scholarships in High Energy Laser (HEL) & High Power Microwave (HPM) Technologies
Full Proposal: 4/1/17
Project Description: The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) is the premier organization for the exchange of information on the development and application of directed energy (DE), which includes both high energy lasers (HEL) and high power RF (HPRF). DEPS fosters research and development of DE technology for national defense and civil applications through professional communication and education. The traditional academic disciplines involved in DE research include, but are not limited to, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials sciences, optical sciences, optical engineering, and aerospace engineering.This program offered partial scholarships up to $10,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. The number and amount of 2017-2018 scholarship awards will depend on available funding, which is provided by grants from the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office and the Office of Naval Research and by DEPS.
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation
Campus Pre-Proposal, S2I2 Conceptualization: 2/07/17
Full Proposal, SSE: 3/07/17
Full Proposal, S2I2 Conceptualization: 4/11/17
Full Proposal, SSI: 9/19/17
Program Description:Software is an integral enabler of computation, experiment and theory and a primary modality for realizing the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) vision, as described in http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10015/nsf10015.jsp. Scientific discovery and innovation are advancing along fundamentally new pathways opened by development of increasingly sophisticated software. Software is also directly responsible for increased scientific productivity and significant enhancement of researchers' capabilities. In order to nurture, accelerate and sustain this critical mode of scientific progress, NSF has established the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program, with the overarching goal of transforming innovations in research and education into sustained software resources that are an integral part of the cyberinfrastructure.
SI2 has been a long-term investment focused on catalyzing new thinking, paradigms, and practices in developing and using software to understand natural, human, and engineered systems. The intent of SI2 has been to foster a pervasive cyberinfrastructure to help researchers address problems of unprecedented scale, complexity, resolution, and accuracy by integrating computation, data, networking, observations and experiments in novel ways. NSF expects that its SI2 investment will result in trustworthy, robust, reliable, usable and sustainable software infrastructure that is critical to achieving the CIF21 vision and will transform science and engineering while contributing to the education of next-generation researchers and creators of future cyberinfrastructure. Indeed, education at all levels will play an important role in integrating such a dynamic cyberinfrastructure into the fabric of how science and engineering is performed.
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
Partnerships LOI: 12/12/18
Partnerships Full Proposal: 1/11/17
ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network Full Proposal: 3/15/17
Institutional Transformation Preliminary Proposal: 4/12/17
Adaptation Letter of Intent: 8/9/17
Adaptation full proposal: 9/13/17
Institutional Transformation Full Proposal: 1/17/18
Project Description: The goals of the ADVANCE program are
- to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers;
- to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and
- to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines.
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
PArtnerships in Geoscience Education: 4/14/17
Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions: 9/02/17
Targeted STEM Infusion Projects: 9/16/17
SEA-PHAGES in TCUs: 10/03/17
Small Grants for Research: 12/04/17
Project Description: A new funding track, Partnerships for Documentary Linguistics Education (PADLE), is offered collaboratively by this program and the Documenting Endangered Languages program (DEL) in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). The strand provides support for collaborations that will improve TCUP institutions' instructional capacity in documentary linguistics (descriptive linguistics, computational methodology, archiving and preservation); attract, retain and support TCUP students in internships and research endeavors deemed to be necessary for a complete curriculum offering; and engage partner universities to provide an academic grounding and a successful transition for students who wish to study or attain degrees in documentary linguistics.
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)
Sponsor pre-proposal deadline: 4/19/17, 10/18/17, 4/18/18, 10/17/18
Sponsor full proposal deadline: 6/21/17, 12/20/17, 6/20/18, 12/19/18
Project Description: The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Each Center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the Center faculty. An IUCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an IUCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.
Pre-Proposal Deadline (past): 9/14/16
Full Proposal Deadline (by invitation only): 4/24/17
Project Description: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high-quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.
International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different national environments and cultural backgrounds. PIRE promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce.
This PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF.
PAR-16-108: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education
Campus Pre-Proposal Deadline: 3/10/17
Letter of Intent Due Date: 4/28/17
Application Due Date: 5/31/17
Project Description: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIBIB-NICHD R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development. This FOAencourages applications from institutions that propose to establish new or to enhance existing team-based design courses or programs in undergraduate Biomedical Engineering departments or other degree-granting programs with Biomedical Engineering tracks/minors. This FOA mainly targets undergraduate students but may also include first-year graduate students. Courses and programs that address innovative and/or ground-breaking development, multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary education, the regulatory pathway and other issues related to the commercialization of medical devices, and clinical immersion are especially encouraged.