Funding Opportunities 2020

Funding Opportunities Newsletter- April 24, 2020

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Funding Opportunities Newsletter
Spotlight Opportunities:
DOE Scientific Machine Learning for Modeling and Simulations
Required letter of intent due: May 1, 2020

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Harvey Prize — Nominations Requested
Deadline for nominations: May 1, 2020

Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support for Complex Systems
Required pre-application due: May 6, 2020; 5:00 pm ET
Full applications due: Jun 5, 2020; 5:00 pm ET

RFP — AMENDMENT — Architecture Refinement, Demonstration and Integration Systems (ARDIS) – Database Optimization and Sustainment (DOS) – Call 2
Deadline: May 6, 2020

DARPA Invisible Headlights
Soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of passive three-dimensional (3D) vision using ambient thermal emissions.
Abstract Due Date: May 08, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

NSF C- Accelerator Program Solicitation Now Open
Preliminary proposals due: May 11, 2020

Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)
Deadline: May 20, 2020

Special Announcement for 2020 ONR Global Research Opportunity: Global-X Challenge
The purpose of this Global-X Challenge is to discover, disrupt, and ultimately provide a catalyst for later development and delivery of revolutionary capabilities to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, the commercial marketplace, and the public. The expected outcomes of this Global-X Challenge are promising revolutionary concepts whose technology maturity may be accelerated under separate agile follow-on technology development efforts.
Teams must submit white papers describing their concept and approach by 23:59 EDT on May 25, 2020.

Academic-Industrial Partnerships (AIP) to Translate and Validate In Vivo Imaging Systems (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadlines: June 5, Oct 5, Feb 5

Dept. of Homeland Security RFP — Topic Solicitation 5, RFP: 70RWMD20R00000007 Near Real-Time Biothreat Sens or Using Fluid-Based Mechanisms
Deadline: June 19, 2020

DARPA RFP — Air Space Total Awareness for Rapid Tactical Execution (ASTARTE)
Deadline: June 23, 2020

NASA D.4 University Leadership Initiative (ULI)

Topic 1: Safe, Efficient Growth in Global Operations (Strategic Thrust 1)
Topic 2: Innovation in Commercial Supersonic Aircraft (Strategic Thrust 2)
Topic 3: Ultra-Efficient Subsonic Transports (Strategic Thrust 3)
Topic 4: Safe, Quiet, and Affordable Vertical Lift Air Vehicles (Strategic Thrust 4)
Topic 5: In-Time System-Wide Safety Assurance (Strategic Thrust 5)
Topic 6: Assured Autonomy for Aviation Transformation (Strategic Thrust 6)
Topic 7: Novel In-Flight and Ground Measurement Techniques for Hypersonic Flight

Deadline: June 30, 2020

Disrupting Operations of Illicit Supply Networks (D-ISN)
Deadline: July 1, 2020

NSF Civic Innovation Challenge
Stage 1 full proposal deadline: July 1, 2020
Satege 2 full proposal deadline: March 31, 2021
Biological & Medical Engineering
RFA-CA-20-005 — Research Answers to National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Provocative Questions (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: April 30, 2020

Cancer Tissue Engineering Collaborative: Enabling Biomimetic Tissue-Engineered Technologies for Cancer Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadlines: June 5, 2020; October 5, 2020; February 5, 2021; June 5, 2021; October 5, 2021

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
Deadline: July 1, 2020

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) — Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) — Idea Award
Required pre-application deadline: July 30, 2020

Merck Stimulating Innovative Research
In 2020, we are offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. Grants of 100,000 EUR – 500,000 EUR per year for up to 3 years are available in the areas of

Drug discovery
Bioreactor design for cultured meat
Next generation machine learning
Pandemic preparedness / fighting new emerging viral infectious disease

Submissions will be accepted until August 31, 2020 23:59 CEST

BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: September 9, 2020

The Role of Epitranscriptomics in Development and Disease (R01, R21 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: November 7, 2020
Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Technologies
U.S. Army Corps of Engineering/DOD RFP — SBSA — R&D for Water Quality
Deadline: May 13, 2020

Submarine Hydrokinetic and Riverine Kilo-Megawatt Systems (SHARKS)
Deadline: May 27, 2020

EPA Development of Recommendations and Guidance for Radiological Protection Programs
Deadline: May 29, 2020

DHS Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program
Application submission deadline: May 29, 2020

Coal-Derived Materials for Building, Infrastructure, and other Applications
Deadline: July 14, 2020

Notice of Intent to Issue Federal Agency Call (FAC) No. DE-FOA-0002329 entitled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2020”
Imaging Technologies & Signal Processing
Imaging, Biomarkers and Digital Pathomics for the Early Detection of Premetastatic Aggressive Cancer (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadlines: July 10, 2020; December 10, 2020; July 9, 2021; December 10, 2021
Engineering Education
Dear Colleague Letter: Cybersecurity Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Required research concept outlines for Round 1 due: May 15, 2020
Required research concept outlines for Round 2 due: August 31, 2020

Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES): NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants
Deadline: July 13, 2020
Students & Postdocs
National Security Innovation Network Technology and National Security Fellowship
Deadline: May 1, 2020

IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship
Deadline: May 4, 2020

DOT Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Science, Technology, and Engineering
Deadline: May 29, 2020

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award –Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering
Deadline: July 2, 2020

ACS WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award
Deadline: September 15 for meetings between January 1 and June 30

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) – Fellowships
Deadline: October 2, 2020
Questions? Contact us:

McKelvey School of Engineering
Research Development & Administration
Research Organizations Seek Relief From Coronavirus Impacts

To streamline coronavirus vaccine and drug efforts, NIH and firms join forces
COVID-19 Funding Opportunities
CITRIS Seed Funding – COVID-19 Response
Deadline: April 24, 2020

Call for Code Global Challenge – COVID-19: Fight the Global Pandemic
Early submissions due: April 27, 2020
Final submissions due: July 31, 2020

CoVent-19 Challenge
Deadline: May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Prototype PPE and Decontamination Equipment
White papers due: May 4, 2020

AXA Research Fund: EXCEPTIONAL FLASH CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Mitigating risk in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic
Call closes: May 7, 2020; 4:00 pm Paris time

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program–Technology/Therapeutic Development Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health (Dept. of the Army)
Pre-application deadline: May 28, 2020; 5:00 pm ET
Full application deadline: June 12, 2020; 5:00 pm ET

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program–Investigator-Initiated Research Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health (Dept. of the Army)
Pre-application deadline: May 28, 2020; 5:00 pm ET
Full application deadline: June 16, 2020; 5:00 pm ET

American Lung Association COVID-19 Action Initiative
Deadline: May 30, 2020

COVID-19 Detect & Protect Challenge
Deadline: June 30, 2020

RFP–CSO_COVID_19 Response (Dept of the Air Force)
Deadline: September 30, 2020

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Tissue Chips Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Deadline: January 25, 2020

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements for Tissue Chips Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Deadline: January 25, 2022

Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) Awards Program – COVID-19 Solutions Fund
Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed monthly

Emergent Ventures Fast Grants
Emergent Ventures invites applications from scientists at academic institutions currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding. Fast Grants are $10,000 to $500,000 and decisions are made in under 48 hours.

DOE Call for Rapid Access Proposals for COVID-19 Research
With the continuing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences neutron sources will provide remote rapid access to support research into the COVID-19 virus and the search for effective diagnostics and therapies. Beamlines that will be made available at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, include neutron macromolecular crystallography, small angle scattering, reflectometry, spectroscopy and imaging beamlines.

Merck Research Grant for Pandemic Preparedness
Pre-outbreak R&D Preparedness for pandemic disease:

Assessing the priority of pathogens and diseases with epidemic threat
Platform technologies to accelerate the development of vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, vector control tools and delivery systems needed to control emerging health threats
Innovative technologies for better personal protection equipment for infection control

Response during outbreak:

Novel health technologies (e.g. AI, bioelectronics, diagnostics) for early screening of potential infected patients and treatment facilitation.
Fast-track identifying, testing and production of effective drugs and vaccines during outbreak

Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Scientific Machine Learning for Modeling and Simulations
Required pre-application deadline: May 1, 2020

NSF Convergence Accelerator

Quantum Technology (Track C)
AI-Driven Innovation via Data and Model Sharing (Track D)

Phase I pre-proposals due: May 11, 2020

DARPA RFP–Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) Opportunity: Techniques for Machine Vision Disruption
Deadline: May 14, 2020

Facebook Economic Impact of Digital Technologies request for proposals
Deadline: May 20, 2020

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Deadlines: June 22, 2020 and December 2, 2020

The Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence Program (SL)
Deadline: July 8, 2020

NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with Amazon (FAI)
Deadline: July 13, 2020

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science Program — Crosscutting Programs — Food and Agriculture Cyber informatics Tools (FACT) (A1541)
Deadline: May 16, 2020

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Research in Hemophilia
Deadline: July 30, 2020

SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering
Nomination deadline: July 31, 2020

Next Generation Machine Learning
Deadline: August 31, 2020

New Informatics Tools and Methods to Enhance U.S. Cancer Surveillance Research (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadlines: November 18, 2020 and June 6, 2021

Comcast Corp. Innovation Fund — Research Grants
USDA FY 2020 SBIR Phase 1 – 2nd release
To address COVID-19 research questions related to food and agriculture, an early response deadline for this SBIR Phase I RFA is available for proposals in SBIR topic areas; most relevant topic areas are 8.3, 8.5, 8.6, and 8.12 (

Forests and Related Resources – Topic Area 8.1
Plant Production and Protection (Biology) – Topic Area 8.2
Animal Production and Protection – Topic Area 8.3
Conservation of Natural Resources – Topic Area 8.4
Food Science and Nutrition – Topic Area 8.5
Rural and Community Development – Topic Area 8.6
Aquaculture – Topic Area 8.7
Biofuels and Biobased Products – Topic Area 8.8
Small and Mid-Size Farms – Topic Area 8.12
Plant Production and Protection (Engineering) – Topic Area 8.13

FY20 Deadline: May 21, 2020

Areas of interest:

N204-A01 Naval Depot Modernization and Sustainment
N204-A02 Digital Logistics
N204-A03 Deployable Systems Manufacturability
N204-A04 Rapid Reconstitution of Communications and Compact Hardware Solutions

Deadline: May 28, 2020