Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements III:1

Mar 11, 2021 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Research Development
Subject: Funding Opportunity

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.

Hardeep Obhi, PhD;

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) – April 8, 2021 

Funding to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields.

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) – April 8, 2021

Funding to support research training of highly promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Applications are expected to incorporate exceptional mentorship.

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – April 12, 2021

Funding to support high quality conferences that are relevant to the public health and to the scientific mission of the participating Institutes and Centers.

High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – June 1, 2021

The High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-end, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems. The minimum award is $600,001.

Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – June 1, 2021

The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-priced, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated instrumentation system. The minimum award is $50,000.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements for Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellows – Applications accepted on a rolling basis starting April 8.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for Equipment Purchases for NIGMS-funded Center and Core Facilities – April 30, 2021

Heather Bell, PhD;

SERDP & ESTCP Webinar: New Resource Conservation Paradigms on DoD Lands – March 11, 2021

Dr. David Lytle and Dr. Brian Hutchins will discuss flow-population models that integrate non-stationary flow regimes with population dynamics and forecast potential impacts on aquatic and riparian taxa, and the application of spatially explicit population models to predict how conservation reliant species will respond to non-analogue climate conditions.

EPA Implications of Volatile Chemical Products (VCPs) for Ozone and Particulate Matter in Urban Atmospheres – March 16, 2021

This webinar will cover how the contribution of VCPs to ozone and fine particle pollution was constrained using models and measurements with a focus on southern California.

National Geographic COVID-19 Science Fund – Statement of Interest due March 31; Full proposal due May 19, 2021

Up to $50K for projects that seek to better understand and/or provide solutions to the situations created or magnified by the pandemic. The fund invites research, conservation, and technology projects on 1) community-based and inclusive conservation and 2) impacts of tourism changes on cultural heritage sites and wildlife.

USDA NRCS Pacific Islands Area Conservation Solutions Through Strategic Partnerships – April 26, 2021

The program supports projects that implement conservation solutions in the Pacific Islands Area (i.e., Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)). Provides up to $500K total funding for up to 5 years. An informational webinar is scheduled for March 10, 2021 at 2PM HST.

Bureau of Reclamation Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program – April 27, 2021

The program addresses special-status species (excluding fish) and their habitats affected by the CVP, with a special emphasis on federally listed species. Provides total funding up to $1M for land protection, habitat restoration, research, and captive propagation and/or reintroduction projects for up to 5 years.

Elif Demir-Hilton, PhD;

DoD Defense University Research Instrumentation Program – May 14, 2021

DURIP funds must be used for the acquisition of major equipment or instrumentation to augment current, or develop new, research capabilities to support research in the technical areas of interest to the DoD.

$50K-$1.5M for equipment or instrumentation.

NSF Future Manufacturing (NSF 21-564) – May 14, 2021

The goal of the Future Manufacturing program is to support fundamental research and education that will enable new manufacturing approaches to eliminate scientific technological, educational, economic and social barriers that limit current manufacturing. Two tracks: 1.Research Grants for $3M over 4 years 2. Seed Grants for $500K over 2yrs.

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering (NSF 19-596) – November 14, 2021

To enhance basic plasma science research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies. The current solicitation also encourages submission of proposals to perform basic plasma experiments at NSF and/or DOE supported user facilities, including facilities located at DOE national laboratories, designed to serve the needs of the broader plasma science and engineering community. Award ranges $50K-200K, 3 years.

GSR FUNDING: The Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) – Dear Colleague Letter  – No deadline

Encourages Principal Investigators (PIs) of current MPS awards to support one (additional) Ph.D. student per award. Please contact the Research Development Office in UCSC directly to help with AGEP related paperwork in order to apply for this opportunity. 

Other Opportunities and Announcements

UCSC AgTech Symposium – April 23, 2021

A virtual symposium hosted by the Institute for Social Transformation will include faculty lightning talks, small group discussions, and a panel who will facilitate conversations about what AgTech means at UCSC and how researchers might work across fields and disciplines. Attending faculty, professional researchers, and graduate students are asked to sign up to share a 3-4 minute lightning talk about some aspect of their work and how it relates to the field of AgTech (deadline March 12th). Others who support interdisciplinary research can use this link to register.

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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