Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements IV:1

Apr 7, 2021 | Awards & Funding, Research

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

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;

2021 Lung Cancer Research Program Pilot Grant Program – LOI due April 30, 2021 

Pilot funding for innovative projects across the full spectrum of basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, health services, and other research. $150K for 2 years.

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Emerging Leader Award – LOI May 3, 2021

Support for innovative cancer research from the next generation of leaders (faculty 3-9 years from start of 1st faculty appointment who have multi-year independent funding). $750K for 3 years.

DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Idea Development Award– Pre-application due May 5, 2021

Proposal must focus on FY21 LCRP Areas of Emphasis noted in the solicitation. $350K for 2 years.

AAV Vector manufacturing for diseases affecting very small populations (R01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed – May 28, 2021

Funding to advance the development of gene therapies for diseases affecting very small populations, potentially even single individuals, by enhancing innovations in the manufacture of Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors.

Heather Bell, PhD;

SERDP & ESTCP Webinar Series: Advances in Understanding PFAS Ecological Risks – April 8, 2021

NOAA Financial Assistance Workshop – April 20-22, 2021; register by April 15

Current grant recipients, individuals, and organizations interested in obtaining a federal grant or cooperative agreement are invited to attend.

CAL FIRE Forest Health Program Grant – May 19, 2021

The Research Program (see Appendix B) funds four project types. Grants for General Research, State Forests, and Synthesis and Tool Development projects provide up to $500K for up to 4 years. Support for Graduate Student projects provides up to $100K for up to 4 years. IDC limited to 12%.

NSF Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – June 18, 2021

Helps early career scientists expand their work across traditional disciplinary lines, develop new partnerships connecting the polar regions and/or non-polar research communities, and/or provides entry to researchers who have traditionally had limited access to polar research resources, sites and facilities. Provides up to $79K in Year 1 and $81K in Year 2.

Elif Demir-Hilton, PhD;

NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships  (AAPF) (18-574) – October 15, 2021

Opportunity for highly qualified, recent doctoral scientists to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. Fellows may engage in observational, instrumental, theoretical, laboratory or archival data research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, in combination with a coherent educational plan. Up to 3 years.

NSF – MPS-Ascend Webinar April 12, 2021 

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MPS-Ascend) ( 21-573) program provides support for postdoctoral fellows who will broaden the participation of minorities that are significantly underrepresented in mathematical and physical sciences (MPS) fields in the U.S.

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.

Other Opportunities and Announcements

UC Multicampus-National Laboratory Collaborative Research and Training (CRT) award – LOI due May 27, 2021
Up to $4M over up to 3 years. Thematic areas: Clean, Renewable Energy and Decarbonization; Frontiers of Mesoscale Materials and High Energy Density Science; and Pandemic Preparedness and Biosecurity. For thematic workshops, see workshop webpage.

The UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowship – Required LOI due June 3, 2021
Provides $62K per year for up to 3 years for dissertation research and mentorship at Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) or Los Alamos (LANL) National Laboratories. Minimum 6 month annual residence. See “How to Apply” webpage for webinars.

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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