Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements VI:2

Jun 16, 2021 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Research Development
Subject: Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements VI:2

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;

SERDP and ESTCP Webinar: Changes in Pathogen Exposure Pathways Under Non-Stationary Conditions – June 17

DoD Rare Cancers Research Program (RCRP): Idea Development Award – Pre-application due July 13

Proposal must focus on FY21 RCRP Areas of Emphasis noted in the solicitation. $350K for 3 years.

NINDS Research Program Award (R35 Clinical Trial Optional) – July 13

Support the overall research programs of NINDS-funded investigators for up to 8 years to advance their long-term research goals and rigorously explore exciting research opportunities.

Pilot Projects Investigating Understudied G Protein-Coupled Receptors, Ion Channels, and Protein Kinases (R03) – July 15

Funding to increase knowledge of understudied non-olfactory G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), ion channels, and protein kinases.

DoD Vision Research Program (VRP): Investigator-Initiated Research Award – Pre-application due July 21

Proposal must focus on FY21 VRP Areas of Emphasis noted in the solicitation. 2 levels of funding: Level 1 ($260K for 2 years) and Level 2 ($750K for 3 years).

NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Early-stage Investigator Research Award (R21) – July 27

ESI funding for exploratory, applied, proof of principle, or high risk-high impact research to discover safe and effective therapeutics to mitigate toxicities resulting from exposures to highly toxic chemicals.

Heather Bell, PhD;

Pilot Projects Investigating Understudied G Protein-Coupled Receptors, Ion Channels, and Protein Kinases (R03) – July 15

Webinar will focus on research efforts to predict how changing climate conditions impact host-pathogen interactions and vector-borne disease transmission.

NOAA NMFS FY22 Bluefin Tuna Research Program – September 24

The objective of the program is to provide a basis for advancing science-based fisheries management for Atlantic bluefin tuna. See solicitation for current research priorities. Estimated funding between $25K and $300K for one year.

NSF Environmental Sustainability Program – Rolling

The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program in CBET is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. Research areas supported include industrial ecology, green engineering, ecological engineering, and earth systems engineering. 

Elif Demir-Hilton, PhD;

NASA Innovative Advanced Concept Phase I Solicitation – July 21

Proposed Phase I concepts must identify credible approaches toward new scientific or technical innovations that advance NASA’s strategic themes to Discover, Explore, Develop, and Enable, as outlined in the 2018 NASA Strategic Plan. $175K for 9 mo

NSF – Physics at the Information Frontier (PIF) Program – October 18

Supports experimental and theoretical research in the major subfields of physics: Physics of Living Systems. Investigator-Initiated Research Projects, see link for details on funding.

Other Opportunities and Announcements

Beckman Young Investigator Program – LOI due August 2

Provides support to early-career researchers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. Approximately $150K/year for 4 years. No IDC. Requires institutional endorsement. See UCSC Foundation Relations Summary here.

John Templeton Foundation Large and Small Grants – LOI Aug 20

Grants to address grand questions in multiple areas. Large grants: greater than $234,800. Small grants: less than $234,800. Generally up to 3 years. 15% IDC.

NSF Racial Equity in STEM Education  (EHR Racial Equity)  – October 12

Proposals should advance racial equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development through research (both fundamental and applied) and practice.  Core to this funding opportunity is that proposals are led by, or developed and led in authentic partnership with, individuals and communities most impacted by the inequities caused by systemic racism.

Webinar Part #1: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Webinar Part #2: Tuesday, June. 22, 2021

NSF: Biden Administration Launches National AI Research Resource Task Force

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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