Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements IX:1

Sep 2, 2021 | Awards & Funding

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: The Office of Research & Office of Corporate and Foundations Relations
Subject: Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements IX: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: Using the Collaborative Cross Mouse Model for Immunoregulatory and Infectious Disease Research – October 5

Funding to evaluate the utility of CC and CC-RIX mouse lines for research areas of interest to NIAID.

Notice of Special Interest: Somatic Cell Gene Editing Therapies To Improve Transplantation Outcomes – October 5

NOSI for research that applies somatic cell gene editing (SCGE) approaches to improve graft survival and outcomes for recipients of allogenic solid organ, pancreatic islet, or vascularized composite allograft (VCA) transplants in animal models or human tissues or organs excluded from clinical use.

Investigator Initiated Research in Computational Genomics and Data Science (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – October 5 

Funding for a broad range of research efforts in computational genomics, data science, statistics, and bioinformatics relevant to one or both of basic or clinical genomic science, and broadly applicable to human health and disease.

Leveraging Existing Data Resources for Computational Model and Tool Development to Discover Novel Candidate Mechanisms and Biomarkers for ADRD (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – October 26

Funding to expand the use of existing ADRD data resources to drive, via computational model development and dissemination, new discoveries that can lead to better understanding of mechanisms, clinical risk assessment and outcomes, and to identify novel candidate biomarkers for ADRD.

New Directions in Hematology Research (SHINE-II) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) – October 5

Funding for nonmalignant hematology research that will steer the field in new directions.

Pediatric Immune System – Ontogeny and Development (INTEND) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – October 5

Funding to correlate immune system development patterns between two or more age groups and assess the impact of infectious diseases, microbiome and environmental factors on the ontogeny and development of the pediatric immune system.

Heather Bell, PhD;

UC Wildfire Symposium 3 – September 22

USDA Conservation Outreach: Racial Equity and Justice Conservation Cooperative Agreements – October 25

Supports projects that expand the delivery of conservation assistance to historically underserved farmers and ranchers. Proposals should support activities that introduce the concepts of climate-smart agriculture and assist producers with planning and implementation of conservation practices and principles. Provides up to $1M over 1-2 years. Webinar will be scheduled for late September.

California Coastal Commission Whale Tail Grants Program – November 5

Funds projects that connect children and the general public to the California Coast and its watersheds through experiential education, stewardship, and outdoor experiences. Up to $50K. Informational webinar on October 6.

NOAA Ocean Acidification Program – January 19, 2022

Integrated Research on Coastal and Ocean Acidification and Harmful Algal Blooms supports research addressing interaction between coastal and ocean acidification and harmful algal blooms. Provides $300K-$500K over 3 years.

Elif Demir-Hilton, PhD;

NSF-Simons: a National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology (NITMB), Co-Sponsored, Cooperative Agreement for $50M over 5 years –  Preliminary proposal due December 1

To support a research institute to enable innovative research at the intersection of mathematical and biological sciences to facilitate new developments of biology-inspired mathematical theories, methodologies, and innovative modeling approaches to advance the understanding of challenging biological problems.

Proposals must be written with a five-year plan for research, training, outreach, and other Broader Impact activities. The plan and budget must reflect a ramp-up of the institute’s activities during Years 1 and 2, with a full complement of activities implemented no later than the beginning of Year 3.

DOE – EERE Announces Intent to Launch New Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize – coming soon.

Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize aims to:

    • Support organizations to create or identify activities that provide incubation, acceleration, and community-based entrepreneurship and innovation services in climate and clean energy technologies.
    • Identify and fund activities that will help traditionally underrepresented groups apply for and receive DOE funding in support of DOE’s Justice40 goals.
    • Build trust and strengthen relationships and partnerships with underrepresented, underserved, and frontline communities or community-serving organizations to understand and lower barriers to entry to DOE funding opportunities.
    • Foster grassroots innovation in policy and process related to just and equitable clean energy deployment.
    • Support colleges, universities, and other educational institutions that serve large populations of students traditionally underrepresented in STEM, including Minority Serving Institutions, tribal colleges, community colleges, and predominantly undergraduate institutions.

NSF Geoscience Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity (GOLD) – rolling deadline

Supports the mission of achieving greater and more systemic diversity by creating a network of champions who can generate greater implementation of evidence-based best practices and resources to promote belonging, accessibility, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (BAJEDI) throughout the geoscience education, research enterprise and workforce. 

NSF Fluid Dynamics – rolling deadline

Supports fundamental research toward gaining an understanding of the physics of various fluid dynamics phenomena. Proposed research should contribute to basic scientific understanding via experiments, theoretical developments, and computational discovery. Major areas of interest: Turbulence and transition, Bio-fluid physics, Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, Microfluidics and nanofluidics, Wind and ocean energy harvesting, Fluid-structure interactions (Proposals will be jointly reviewed by NSF and AFOSR), Canonical configurations, Artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning, and Instrumentation and Flow Diagnostics. 

Other Opportunities and Announcements

NSF EHR’s HSI Program HRD’s 30th Anniversary Speaker Series – Every Wednesday in September

NSF Fall Virtual Grants Conference – October 4-8

ONR Vannevar Bush (Tenured) Faculty Fellowship Program – Required registration October 12; Required white paper due October 15

Supports “blue sky” research in areas of interest to the DoD that may lead to extraordinary outcomes such as revolutionizing entire disciplines, creating entirely new fields, or disrupting accepted theories and perspectives. Provides up to $3M total over 5 years.

NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – November 24

Supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, behavioral, physiological, and socio-ecological principles that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. Projects must address the quantitative, mathematical, or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. Provides between $1.5M and $3M total for up to 5 years. See solicitation for additional information regarding RCN and projects with international collaborators in the UK, Israel, or China. 

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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