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Upcoming Funding Deadlines

*Grants that Accept Proposals at Anytime



Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA)

    Submission Window: 5/07/18 - 5/14/18

Project Description: The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering that lead towards the further development of the interdisciplinary field of data science.

NSF: CS for All: RPP

Computer Science for All (CS for All: RPP)

    Full Proposal: 5/09/18, 2/12/19

Program Description: This program aims to provide all U.S. students the opportunity to participate in computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) education in their schools at the K-12 levels. With this solicitation, the National Science Foundation (NSF) focuses on researcher-practitioner partnerships (RPPs) that foster the research and development needed to bring CS/CT to all schools. Specifically, this solicitation aims to provide high school teachers with the preparation, professional development (PD) and ongoing support that they need to teach rigorous computer science courses, and K-8 teachers with the instructional materials and preparation they need to integrate CS/CT into their teaching.

Open Philanthropy Project
Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness Program

    Pre-Proposal: 5/12/17

Project Description: The Open Philanthropy Project is currently accepting pre-proposals for risk assessment projects in the biosecurity and pandemic preparedness field. We are prepared to fund projects at the $25K - $1M level. The submission deadline is May 12, 2017. Since May 2016, the Open Philanthropy Project has awarded more than $25M in grants and gifts to support projects in biosecurity and pandemic preparedness. We are inviting risk assessment proposals for two key reasons. We believe that more rigorous and comprehensive risk assessment tools will help the U.S. and other countries prevent and respond to the most serious biological threats facing the world. We also want to better understand pandemic risks that could be catastrophic on a global scale so we can make informed decisions about resource allocation and maximize the impact of our grants.

Ono Pharma Foundation
Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program

    Campus Pre-Proposal Deadline: 1/25/18 at noon, via this form

    LOI Submission Deadline: 2/28/18

    Full Proposal Deadline: 5/31/18

Project Description: Annually, the Ono Pharma Foundation will consider proposals from PIs for research that could ultimately transform human health. Although additional areas of research may be addressed in later years, in 2017-18 the Ono Pharma Foundation will only consider proposals for scientific research projects addressing one of the following two fields of science:

  • Chemical Biology Research
  • Oligonucleotide Medicine Research

Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering (HDR)

    Workshop Proposal: 5/15/17

Project Description: To generate a true data revolution, there is a need for education and training opportunities to create teams of data scientists and disciplinary researchers that can not only work together, but also think together. Past work has shown that data science lacks maximal impact without the knowledge, involvement, and collaboration of those who have a deep understanding of the problem. NSF is seeking to encourage workshops to address the transdisciplinary education and training agenda for HDR. Workshops could explore whether there is an emerging core shared framework of data science; whether aspects of data science are discipline independent and, thus, applicable to all situations; and which aspects are discipline-specific. For each case, what is the corresponding set of education/training topics? Next-generation data scientists must work in partnerships with scientists in other areas and be equipped with a language and framework that makes these partnerships fruitful. A properly educated/trained data scientist must be aware of the general as well as the specific nature of issues in data analysis, and also be attentive to the socio-technical concerns that may arise.

NIH: K12
PAR-14-352: The NEI Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award

    Application Due Date: 5/15/17

Program Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage institutions to propose creative and innovative institutional research career development programs which prepare clinically-trained vision scientists for independent research careers. This initiative is intended to expand and strengthen the community of investigators engaged in clinical research. Such an increase in the number of well-trained clinical researchers is necessary to achieve a pool of scientists with contemporary, multidisciplinary expertise able to leverage recent advances in ocular genetics, therapeutics, bioengineering, and bio-behavioral research in order to enhance patient treatment and to increase scientific momentum in these fields.

NIH: U54

RFA-MD-17-005: NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities

    Campus Pre-Proposal Deadline: 4/7/17

    Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: 4/14/17

    Application Deadline: 5/15/17

Program Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to establish NIMHD Centers of Excellence in eligible institutions of higher education. The purpose of this initiative is to advance the science of minority health and health disparities by conducting transdisciplinary, multi-level research in a defined thematic area and by providing research opportunities and support for post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty, and other investigators.


Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Design and Development Launch Pilots
NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hubs

    Sponsor full proposal deadline: 11/27/17

Project Description: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to create networked relationships among organizations whose goals include developing talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. This initiative seeks to improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Significant advancement in the inclusion of these groups will result in a new generation of STEM talent and leadership to secure our nation’s future and long-term economic competitiveness.


PAR-17-068: Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)

Program Description: The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) program is designed to provide structured training programs to prepare high-achieving, underrepresented students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields. Programmatic activities should include authentic research experiences, academic enhancements, skills development, and mentoring. The long-term goal of the program is to enhance the pool of underrepresented students earning baccalaureate and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical research fields and ultimately to contribute to the diversification of the nation's scientific workforce.


PAR-17-340 : Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)

    Campus Pre-Proposal Deadline: 3/01/18 at noon, via this form

    Full Proposal Deadline: 5/25/18

Project Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions. Project goals should not be achievable with a collection of individual efforts or projects. Teams are encouraged to consider far-reaching objectives that will produce major advances in their fields.

Applications that are mainly focused on the creation, expansion, and/or maintenance of community resources, creation of new technologies or infrastructure development are not appropriate for this FOA.

NIH: T32

PAR-17-096: Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)

Program Description: The Jointly Sponsored NIH Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (JSPTPN) is an institutional program that supports broad and fundamental research training in the neurosciences. In addition to a broad education in the neurosciences, a key component will be a curriculum that provides a strong foundation in experimental design, statistical methodology and quantitative reasoning. . JSPTPN programs are intended to be two years in duration, and students may only be appointed to this training grant during the first 2 years of their graduate research training. The primary objective is to prepare individuals for careers in neuroscience that will have a significant impact on our understanding of nervous system function and the health-related research needs of the nation.


Research Experiences for Undergraduates

    Full Proposal (requiring access to Antarctica): 5/26/17

    Full Proposal (except those requiring access to Antarctica): 8/22/18

Project Description: The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.


PAR-16-361: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)

    Campus Pre-Proposal Deadline: 3/01/18 at noon, via this form

    Full Proposal Deadline: 5/25/18

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 research experiences and courses for skills development. Applicants should directly address how the set of activities will enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by discussing 1) the rationale underlying the balance of effort and resources dedicated to each activity; 2) how the three activities integrate; and 3) objective indicators that can measure the effectiveness of the program.

*Grants that Accept Proposals at Anytime