Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements: II-1

Feb 10, 2021 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Research Development
Subject: Bi-weekly Update

Research Development 

Research Development is a unit within the Office of Research. Research Development Specialists collaborate with researchers and assist with developing concepts, building strategies and teams, finding relevant funding opportunities, and preparing competitive proposals.

Make Your Broader Impacts Shine

Talk and Discussion with Brandon Jones, PhD, Program Director, Geosciences – NSF
When: Monday, February 22nd, 12- 1:30 Pacific Time
Registration Link
Co-organized by CITL and Research Development Office 

Hardeep Obhi, PhD;

Discovery of the Genetic Basis of Childhood Cancers and of Structural Birth Defects: Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (X01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)– February 19, 2021

Seeking applications to submit samples from pediatric cohorts for whole genome sequencing at a Kids First-supported sequencing center. Applicants are encouraged to propose sequencing of existing pediatric cancer cohorts to elucidate the genetic contribution to childhood cancers, or to expand the range of disorders included within the Kids First Data Resource to investigate the genetic etiology of structural birth defects applications for sample sets that can be ready for whole genome sequencing, as soon as possible after the application due date of this FOA.

Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)– February 22, 2021

Funding for exploratory research projects focused on the early-stage development of highly innovative technologies offering novel molecular or cellular analysis capabilities for basic or clinical cancer research.

Understanding the Role of the M. Tuberculosis Granuloma in Tuberculosis (TB) Disease and Treatment Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)– February 22, 2021

Funding to better define the role of the granuloma, the hallmark structure of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), in TB disease and disease outcome.

Analytical Validation of a Candidate Biomarker for Neurological or Neuromuscular Disorders (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)– February 22, 2021

Funding to enable analytical validation of strong candidate biomarkers for neurological and neuromuscular disorders and conditions.

Discovery of Biomarkers and Biomarker Signatures for Neurological and Neuromuscular Disorders (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)– February 22, 2021

Funding for the identification and initial biological, analytical and clinical evaluation of biomarkers and biomarker signatures for neurological and neuromuscular disorders/diseases.

Health Effects Institute’s Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award– Preliminary applications due March 24, 2021

This award supports creative junior investigators, at the Assistant Professor or equivalent level, with outstanding promise who are interested in the health effects of air pollution. Provides up to 3 years of funding for a project relevant to HEI’s research interests.

Heather Bell, PhD;

Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences Webinar – February 23, 2021

Webinar to provide information and guidelines for the  submission of proposals to the Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences

NSF Understanding the Rules of Life: Emergent Networks (URoL:EN) Predicting Transformation of Living Systems in Evolving Environments – May 10, 2021

PIs and co-PIs must represent expertise relevant to at least two of the following directorates: Biological Sciences (BIO), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Education and Human Resources (EHR), Engineering (ENG), Geosciences (GEO), Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). Provides up to $3M for a period of up to 5 years.

Elif Demir-Hilton, PhD;

EarthCube -21-515  – March 2, 2021

A community-driven activity sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) within the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) to transform research in the academic geosciences community. See solicitation for budget information.

Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships  (OCE-PRF) – March 3, 2021

Provides opportunities for scientists early in their careers to work within and across traditional disciplinary lines, develop partnerships, and avail themselves of unique research resources, sites and facilities. ~$250K for duration of 2 years.

Other Opportunities and Announcements

NSF Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) Webinars – February 16-17, 22-23, and/or 25-26, 2021

NSF is holding a series of virtual workshops that bring together interdisciplinary experts in the biological, engineering, computer, and social and behavioral sciences to start conversations and catalyze ideas on how to advance scientific understanding beyond state-of-the-art in pre-emergence and emergence forecasting, real-time monitoring, and detection of inflection point events in order to prevent and mitigate the occurrence of future pandemics.

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

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