Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements VII:2

Jul 16, 2021 | Awards & Funding

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Research Development
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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;

New Investigators to Promote Workforce Diversity in Genomics, Bioinformatics, or Bioengineering and Biomedical Imaging Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) – August 3

Funding for Early Stage Investigators and New Investigators from groups underrepresented in the health-related sciences applying to the NHGRI, NIBIB, and All of Us Research Program.

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

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

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional) – August 20

Part of High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) Program of the NIH Common Fund aimed to support early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important areas relevant to the mission of NIH.

NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) – September 1

Part of High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) Program of the NIH Common Fund aimed to support individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.

DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP): Idea Development Award – Pre-application due September 2

Proposal must focus on FY21 PCRP Areas of Emphasis noted in the solicitation. $750K for 3 years.

Heather Bell, PhD;

NOAA Fisheries 2022 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition – Pre-proposals due August 16

The S-K Program helps fishing communities optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, dealing with impacts of conservation and management measures, and increasing opportunities that keep working waterfronts viable. Provides between $25K and $300K for projects in two priority areas: 1) Promotion, Development and Marketing and 2) Science of Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting. See FAQs for additional information.

California State Coastal Conservancy Sea Otter Recovery Grants – September 1

Total available funding of $250K. Research that will inform actions or strategies to advance critical sea otter recovery actions, improve or expand sea otter habitat, or reduce stressors on southern sea otters is one of four funding priorities. 15% IDC.

Fall Advisory Committee for Polar Programs Meeting (NSF)  – September 23 and 24

NSF Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems – Pre-proposal due October 1, full proposal due January 31, 2022

Directorate for Engineering program that provides $1.5-1.7M over 4 years for projects that address environmental and sustainability grand challenges.

Elif Demir-Hilton, PhD;

NSF Investigator-Initiated Research Projects

      • Plasma Physics Deadline –  November 15, 2021
      • AMO – Theory and Experiment; Gravitational Physics – Theory and Experiment; LIGO Research Support; Integrative Activities in Physics deadline – November 24, 2021   
      • Nuclear Physics – Theory and Experiment; Elementary Particle Physics – Experiment; Particle Astrophysics – Experiment deadline –  December 07, 2021
      • Elementary Particle Physics – Theory; Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology – Theory; Quantum Information Science; Physics of Living Systems deadline –  December 14, 2021

NASA Technology Advancement Utilizing Suborbital Flight Opportunities “Tech Flights”

STMD’s Flight Opportunities program rapidly demonstrates promising technologies for space exploration, discovery, and the expansion of space commerce through suborbital testing with industry flight providers – funding up to $650K

NASA Ocean Salinity Science Team NOIs due July 29 , Full Prop Due August 29

The overarching goals of the NASA’s Ocean Salinity Science Team (OSST) are to produce the best possible satellite-derived ocean salinity datasets and to demonstrate the Earth science applications arising from analyses of the ocean surface salinity data.

Up to $200K over 4 years

Other Opportunities and Announcements

Convergence Accelerator Expo 2021 – July 28-29

SCCWRP Microplastics Health Effects Workshop Report Out – September 8

Summary of findings following a webinar series where microplastics experts deliberated about how to develop thresholds for when biological effects are likely to be triggered as a result of microplastics exposure. The experts investigated the feasibility of developing these thresholds for both drinking water and for organisms exposed in the ambient environment. Register here

NSF Alan T. Waterman Award – Nomination period open from July 19 to September 20

The Alan T. Waterman Award recognizes outstanding young researchers in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. Provides $1M over 5 years. Webinar on July 19.

DARPA Defense Sciences Office: Updated List of DSO Program Managers

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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