Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements VIII:1

Aug 5, 2021 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Research Development
Subject: Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements VIII:1

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;

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Harnessing Big Data to Halt HIV – September 7

Supports innovative methods in Big Data Science to identify unappreciated biomedical, behavioral, social patterns and other social determinants that shed light on HIV acquisition, transmission, the development of comorbidities, and long-term viral control as in the HIV treatment continuum

Maximizing the Scientific Value of Existing Biospecimen Collections (R21) – September 8

Funding to stimulate exploratory research relevant to the mission of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) using existing (publicly available) biospecimens currently stored in repositories in the United States.

Systems Approach to Understand Mechanisms of Heterogeneous Response to Influenza (R01) – September 8

Funding to support the identification of mechanisms behind heterogeneous responses in the population to influenza infection and/or vaccination through development and application of computational tools.

DoD Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson’s Investigator-Initiated Research Award – Pre-application due September 8

Proposal must focus on FY21 NETP Areas of Emphasis noted in the solicitation. $1.2M for 3 years.

DoD Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson’s Early Investigator Research Award – Pre-application due September 8

Proposal must focus on FY21 NETP Areas of Emphasis noted in the solicitation. $400K for 2 years.

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional) – September 10

Part of High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) Program of the NIH Common Fund aimed to support individual scientists 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. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere.

Heather Bell, PhD;

EPA National Priorities: Water Innovation, Science, and Engagement to Advance Water Reuse – September 29

This funding opportunity is intended to incentivize research to unlock the potential of water reuse as a tool for national water security and resiliency, climate adaptation and mitigation, and environmental justice. Provides up to $3,246,000 over four years. 25% non-federal match required.

NOAA Understanding Multi-Stressor Impacts on Marine Ecosystems under Climate Change – Required LOI due October 4, 2021; full applications due January 18, 2022

Provides up to $1M per year for four years for projects that focus on understanding how multiple stressors are currently impacting ecosystems, and how these impacts will change and interact under future climate scenarios. Proposed projects must include, at a minimum, harmful algal blooms, deoxygenation, increasing temperature, and ocean acidification.

NOAA Office for Coastal Management Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship – December 10

Two year fellowship that provides up to $60K per year in direct and indirect costs. The program places one graduate student at each of the 29 national estuarine research reserves.

Elif Demir-Hilton, PhD;

Simons Fellows in Mathematics – September 28

Salary replacement for up to 50% while on academic leave. Eligibility is restricted to sabbatical or equivalent leave-eligible faculty who wish to use the Simons Fellowship award for the purpose of extending at least a single-term sabbatical research leave to a full academic year.

NSF DMR Topi cal Materials Research Programs (DMR:TMRP) – rolling October 15 – April 15

Focused on advancing the fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena. 

Applies to seven DMR Topical Materials Research Programs (TMRPs): Biomaterials (BMAT), Ceramics (CER), Condensed Matter Physics (CMP), Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM), Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN), Polymers (POL), and Solid State and Materials Chemistry (SSMC). 

Estimated 250 awards for total funds $66,000,000 – Average award sizes vary greatly among Programs – contact PO. 

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering – November 15

The goal of the Partnership is to enhance basic plasma science research and education by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies. This  solicitation also encourages 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. $50K – $250K, 3 yrs.

Other Opportunities and Announcements

CA Ocean Protection Council Prop 68 and CA Sea Grant Competitive Call for Monitoring, Research, and Synthesis Projects that Support Improved Understanding of Chemical and Ecological Sensitivity and Adaptation to Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia – LOI due AUGUST 30

To support projects of up to 3 years in duration, with a maximum budget of $1,000,000 per project. The anticipated start date is February 1, 2022.

NSF EHR Data Science in Education Town Hall – October 8

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) – October 18-22, depending on program

Provides $34,000 stipend and $12,000 cost of education allowance to the graduate degree-granting institution of higher education for each of three years of support over a five-year fellowship period. See solicitation for eligibility requirements. GRFP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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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