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Department of Justice

March 18, 2019

New Funding Opportunities Posted by the Department of Justice

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March Issue: Research Development and Grant Writing News

March 18, 2019

The March 2019 issue of “Research Development & Grant Writing News” is now available via the Albertsons Library. (Bookmark this page for future reference.)

March featured articles include:

  • Planning Your NSF Funding Transition Strategy
  • More on NSF Expectations for Convergence
  • Basic Research: The Trial-and-Error Trap
  • Tracking Shifting Allocations within Research
    Agency Budgets
  • Building Knowledge Based Research Offices
  • Fostering Integrity in Research: A Critical Read
    for Research Offices

Regular features:

  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

The Research Development & Grant Writing newsletter is available to faculty, staff, students and affiliates with log-in access to the Albertsons Library. For more information, visit the newsletter information page on the OSP web site. This subscription is sponsored by the Division of Research and Economic Development with support from the Albertsons Library.

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Department of Defense, Department of Energy, American Heart Association

March 8, 2019

Department of Defense

The Advanced Computing Initiative

The Advanced Computing Initiative (ACI) is a DoD-sponsored computing systems research program initiated by the NSA and the Combat Capabilities Development Command/Army Research Laboratory/ARO. It focuses on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. It seeks to increase the Department’s intellectual capital in computing systems and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the computing research community. ACI brings together universities, research institutions, companies, and individual scholars and supports multidisciplinary and cross-institutional projects addressing specific topic areas determined by DoD. The ACI aims to promote research in specific areas of computing systems and to promote a candid and constructive relationship between DoD and the computing research community.

Innovative proposals related to these research topics are highly encouraged:

  • Novel Methods of Computing
  • Hardware and Software Systems Components
  • Exploration of System Concepts
  • Algorithms and Architectures

Amount: up to $2m per year – varies by team size. No cost share requirement. Duration: 6-36 months

Please email lisa.aldrich@inl.gov if you are interested in participating in this funding opportunity (as a lead with an idea or as support citing your potential contribution). 

Concept papers are due March 25, 2019.

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) supports Ph.D. STEM students to research their dissertation at a DOE laboratory for 3-12 months. The program is for outstanding students pursing advanced degrees in fundamental research in scientific and engineering fields supported by the SC.

Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in a qualified graduate program with the Ph.D. as their degree objective. Must have obtained the Ph.D. candidacy. Must have established a defined graduate thesis project and graduate thesis advisor. The applicant and their primary graduate thesis advisor are responsible for identifying a collaborating research scientist at a DOE laboratory. Application package must include a research proposal, transcripts, proof of Ph.D., and two candidacy letters of support from DOE laboratory scientist and the applicant’s primary graduate thesis advisor.

To apply and for more information: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/

Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

“Fiscal Year 2019 Commercial Trucks and Off-road Applications FOA: Natural Gas, Hydrogen, Biopower, and Electrification Technologies, DE-FOA-0002044 (FY19 Truck FOA).”

Recognizing the advantages of collaboration across the transportation sector, this FOA brings together related activities in EERE’s Transportation Offices – Vehicle Technologies, Fuel Cell Technologies, and Bioenergy Technologies – for an integrated approach to affordable, energy efficient technology development for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle, including off-road, applications. It supports a broad and multi-fuel pathway strategy that builds on successful previous research in gaseous fuels storage, biopower production, advanced batteries and electric drive systems, and fuel cell technologies.

Please email lisa.aldrich@inl.gov if you are interested in participating in this funding opportunity (as a lead with an idea or as support citing your potential contribution).

Concept papers are due at 5 p.m. ET on 3/29/19.

American Heart Association

Grand Challenge: Precision Health and Precision Medicine Grant

Eligibility: Investigators at all career levels and across all disciplines are eligible to apply.

Conduct and explore modern experimental techniques (in all fields) coupled with robust data sources to make significant advances in understanding and/or deployment of precision health and precision medicine practices. Data source examples include but are not limited to images, electronic health records, genetics and omic-related data, community engagement data (including social determinants of health), wearable devices, smartphone and other sensor related technology.

Maximum Funding Amount: $250,000 per year for 4 years, including 10% institutional costs ($1,000,000 cash total), with up to $50,000/year Amazon Web Services service credit for use on the AHA Precision Medicine Platform.

Applications are due July 30, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Grants

Build, test and refine artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms using varying data sources, which may include, images, electronic health records, wearable devices, smart phones and other sensor-related technology, genetics, biology, and community engagement metrics.

Maximum Funding Amount: $200,000 over 2 years, and up to $50,000/year Amazon Web Services service credit for use on the AHA Precision Medicine Platform.

Applications are due July 30, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Training Grants

Eligibility: Student researchers (undergraduate, graduate or pre- or post-doctoral) with at least a Bachelor’s degree, and a Mentor

Test and refine artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms using varying data sources. Data sources may include: images, electronic health records, wearable devices, smart phones and other sensor-related technology, genetics, biology, and community engagement.

Maximum Funding Amount: $100,000 over 2 years, with up to $50,000/year Amazon Web Services service credit for use on the AHA Precision Medicine Platform.

Applications are due July 30, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Clinical Training Grant

Eligibility: Student researchers (undergraduate, graduate or pre- or post-doctoral) with at least a Bachelor’s degree, and a Mentor

Test and refine artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms using varying data healthcare system sources. Data sources may include: images, electronic health records, wearable devices, smart phones and other sensor-related technology, genetics, biology, and community engagement.

Maximum Funding Amount: $100,000 over 2 years, with up to $50,000/year Amazon Web Services service credit for use on the AHA Precision Medicine Platform.

Applications are due July 30, 2019

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Limited Submission Notice: NEH Summer Stipends

March 5, 2019

Please reply to OSP Pre-Award Services   preaward@boisestate.edu   by April 30, 2019 if you plan to submit an application to this limited submission. A maximum of two applications per institution is allowed for the 2019 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends application (to be awarded for projects beginning in May 2020).

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Program: Summer Stipends
Sponsor Deadline: September 25, 2019

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.

This email serves as an internal call for white papers providing faculty an opportunity to outline the work they will propose to NEH as part of this program. Please limit the white paper to 2 pages and address these 4 proposal parts: 1. Research and contribution; 2. Methodology and work plan; 3. Competencies, skills and access; 4. Final product and dissemination

More information is available at the following link, including evaluation criteria: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends

Did you find a limited submission opportunity? Email us!  preaward@boisestate.edu

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Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, National Science Foundation

February 28, 2019

Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program

The FY19 Defense Appropriation provides $90 million (M) to the U.S. Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) to support innovative, high-impact cancer research.  As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency J9, Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).

The PRCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications.

Career Development Award

Principal Investigator (PI): Independent early-career investigator within 10 years after completion of his/her terminal degree (excluding time spent in residency or on family medical leave) by the time of the application submission deadline.
Career Guide: Investigators at or above the level of Associate Professor (or equivalent); must have a proven publication and funding record in cancer research.

  • Letter of Intent is required.  An invitation to submit a full application is not required.
  • Supports independent, early-career investigators to conduct impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher.
  • Must address at least one of the FY19 PRCRP Topic Areas.
  • Must address at least one of the FY19 PRCRP Military Relevance Focus Areas.
  • Preliminary data are not required.
  • Clinical trials are not allowed.
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $360,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 3 years.

Horizon Award

Principal Investigator (PI): Predoctoral candidate within 2 years of completion of required coursework/laboratory rotations, successfully passed qualifying examinations, and is working in his/her Mentor’s laboratory application submission deadline. Or Postdoctoral fellow within 3 years of completion of terminal degree and is working in his/her Mentor’s laboratory at application submission deadline.
Mentor: Investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent); must have a proven publication and funding record in cancer research.
PI and Mentor must be at the same organization.

  • Letter of Intent is required.  An invitation to submit a full application is not required.
  • Supports junior-level scientists in conducting impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher (i.e., Mentor).
  • Must address at least one of the FY19 PRCRP Topic Areas.
  • Must address at least one of the FY19 PRCRP Military Relevance Focus Areas.
  • Preliminary data are not required.
  • Clinical trials are not allowed.
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $150,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.

Idea Award with Special Focus

Independent investigator with a faculty-level appointment (or equivalent).

  • Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.
  • Supports innovative, untested, high-risk/potentially high-reward concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods in cancer research relevant to Service members, their families, and other military beneficiaries.
  • Emphasis on innovation and military relevance/impact.
  • Must address at least one of the FY19 PRCRP Topic Areas.
  • Must address at least one of the FY19 PRCRP Military Relevance Focus Areas.
  • Preliminary data are not required.
  • Clinical trials are not allowed.
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $400,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs).
  • Maximum period of performance is 2 years.

Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  For email notification when Program Announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at https://eBRAP.org.  For more information about the PRCRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (https://cdmrp.army.mil).

Lung Cancer and Tick-Borne Disease Research Programs

Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)

  • Concept Award
  • Career Development Award

Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP)

  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award
  • Idea Award
  • Career Development Award

Descriptions of each of the anticipated funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the Program pre-announcement.  FY19 pre-announcements can be found in the CDMRP home page features at https://cdmrp.army.mil.

Subsequent notifications will be sent when the program announcements/funding opportunities are released.

Department of Health and Human Services and/or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA Grantee Webinar for 2019 – Grants 101
The Grants 101 webinar will provide basic information about grants, including the responsibilities of recipients and key tasks that must be completed during the project period.  This webinar will be most informative for administrative and program staff from organizations that were awarded a new grant in FY 2018 and FY 2019.  It will also be relevant for new staff on existing grants who do not have extensive experience in grants management.

For Participants:
URL: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4b65ee37-1730e7e7-4b65df08-0cc47a6a52de-f11f6da51fbab604&u=https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: PWXW8814252
Audience passcode: 3685654

Date: March 7, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm (MST).

National Science Foundation

Registration for the Spring 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference will open Thursday, February 14 at 12 p.m. EST on the conference website 

The event will take place May 20-21, 2019 in Los AngelesCalifornia at the Hilton Universal City/Los Angeles HotelWe anticipate that this event will reach capacity very quickly, so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot. The registration fee is $415 and includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments for all participants. 

Please check the website for a preliminary agenda, and information about the conference venue, hotel room options and travel logistics. 

We hope to see you in Los Angeles. If you have any questions, please send an email to grants_conference@nsf.gov, or call Marissa Beale at 571-3787615. 

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