Research Development is a unit within the Office of Research. Research Development Specialists guide researchers through the proposal submission process and assist with idea generation, opportunity searches, and preparing competitive proposals (e.g., reviewing, editing, providing document support). 

We will be sharing select funding opportunities and updates with you on a bi-weekly basis; look for our messages every other Wednesday.

BioMedical Sciences (Hardeep Obhi, PhD;

NIH Basket Clinical Trials of Drugs Targeting Shared Molecular Etiologies in Multiple Rare Diseases (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)  – November 12, 2020 

Funding to support basket clinical trials of drugs targeting shared molecular etiologies in more than one rare disease.

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)– November 19, 2020

Funding to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer disparities, such as (1) mechanistic studies of biological factors associated with cancer disparities, (2) the development and testing of new methodologies and models, and (3) secondary data analyses.

The NIH is hosting a Fall 2020 Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration! Check out their program and register if interested.

Environmental Sciences (Heather Bell, PhD;

NOAA Climate Program Office FY2021 – Full proposals due November 30, 2020

Provides funding between $50K and $300K per year, depending on the program, with exceptions for larger awards. LOIs, while recommended, are not required for submission of a full proposal.

Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program: Up to $180K per year for up to 3 years.
Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) and Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) Programs: Up to $150K per year for 2-3 years.
Adaptation Science (AdSci) Program: Up to $300K for 1 or 2 years. 

NOAA FY21 Regional Ecosystem Research Program: Understanding Species’ Habitat Usage and Connectivity – January 14, 2021

Supports research projects that improve the stewardship and effectiveness of marine protected areas for 3-4 years up to $500K per year and a maximum of $2M.

NOAA 2021 Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship – February 1, 2021 

Recognizes outstanding students studying in NOAA mission fields. Scholars receive up to $9,500 per academic year, as well as paid summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the U.S.

Physical Sciences (Elif Demir-Hilton, PhD;

Moore Foundation Early Career Inventor FellowsOctober 28, 2020 (Campus deadline) – $675K/3yrs for scientist-inventors within 10 years of their PhD

Division of Materials Research (NSF 20-589): Advancing fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena – November 2, 2020

October 21st, 2020 Town Hall (register here) to learn more on:
Target dates are removed for the Biological Oceanography Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences in the Directorate for Geosciences starting January 1, 2021 

Other Opportunities and Announcements

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars – October 30, 2020 – $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support for researchers within their first 5 years of appointment. Topics include but not limited to: Subsurface Science and ExplorationBrain, Mind & Consciousness, Fungal Kingdom and Humans & the Microbiomes (visit the page for more topics)

Submitting a proposal intake form will help streamline the proposal process. This initiates a proposal in Cayuse, notifies OSP, and enables Research Development Specialists to connect with you. For best support, contact us early and ensure you meet institutional deadlines.  

Feel free to reach out to us with questions; we look forward to working with you!

Hardeep, Heather, and Elif