Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements XI:2

Nov 18, 2020 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Research Development
Subject: Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements

Research Development 

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.

Hardeep Obhi, PhD;

NIH BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) – December 9, 2020

Funding to enhance the research training of promising postdoctorates, early in their postdoctoral training period, who have the potential to become productive investigators in research areas that will advance the goals of the BRAIN Initiative.

NIH Translational Research in Maternal and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) – December 10, 2020

Funding for basic, translational and clinical research to (1) advance the understanding of underlying mechanisms of drug action; (2) discover and develop novel therapeutics; (3) enhance the usage of existing drugs or drug repurposing for safer and more effective treatment for pregnant women, lactating women, neonates and children.

NSF Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) – December 10, 2020

Funding for either Research proposals or Data sharing proposals that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.

Heather Bell, PhD;

SERDP & ESTCP Webinar: Abiotic Degradation of Chlorinated Solvents in Subsurface Environments – November 19, 2020

Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Core Solicitation – Pre-proposal due January 7, 2021

It is anticipated that multiple awards totaling approximately $10M will be made for projects responding to Statements of Need in the following areas: Environmental restoration; Resource Conservation and Resilience; Munitions Response; and Weapons Systems and Platforms. Proposers should follow instructions for the Non-Federal BAA.

USDA Sustainable Agricultural Systems – LOI due January 7, 2021; full application due April 1, 2021

Provides up to $10M over 5 years for projects developed by transdisciplinary teams and focused on sustainable agricultural intensification; agricultural climate adaptation; value-added innovation; and/or food and nutrition translation.

NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics – January 26, 2021

Provides up to $53K per year for up to 3 years for U.S. citizens admitted to a Ph.D. program. 20% non-federal match required.

Elif Demir-Hilton, PhD;

NSF 21-524 -Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) – Planning Grants (up to $300,000, max 24 mo), Research Grants (up to $3,000,000 max 5 years), collaboratory Grants (no budget restrictions, max 5 years).

Seeks innovations in fundamental convergence research across the social, natural, environmental, computing and information sciences, and engineering that address the interactions or connections among natural and built environments and social systems, and how these connections inform our understanding of Arctic change and its local and global effects.

EERE Announces New FY21 SBIR/STTR topics to include – The Conductivity-enhanced materials for Affordable, Breakthrough Leapfrog Electric and Thermal Applications (CABLE): Materials and Applications joint topic seeks projects that rely on breakthroughs in CABLE that support 1) technology transfer for the fabrication of enhanced conductivity materials and 2) affordable leapfrog applications for the design and use of enhanced conductivity materials to make their performance improvements and energy savings more accessible. 

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program – December 15, 2020

Invites projects that support core research in the mathematical sciences including 1) novel projects supporting research infrastructure across the mathematical sciences community; 2) training projects complementing the Workforce Program, and 3) conference, workshop, and travel support requests that include cross-disciplinary activities or have an impact at the national scale. For details on each type, follow the link.

Other Opportunities and Announcements

NSF DCL Career Life Balance Supplements to Existing NSF Awards – ongoing $30K for additional personnel while on family leave.


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!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us via our emails noted above. 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact see individual links above