Funding Opportunities 2019

Funding Opportunities Newsletter- August 30, 2019

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Funding Opportunities Newsletter

Spotlight Opportunities:

DARPA Young Faculty Award
Topic Areas:
1. Unlocking the Secrets of Roman Concrete
2. In Vivo Biosensor
3. Decision Making Algorithm for Medical Countermeasure Development
4. Microbial Community Modeling
5. Biological Systems for Sensing, Reporting, and Mitigating Air Contamination
6. Distributed Intelligence in Flexible Robots
7. Bioinspired Soft-Matter Electrical Circuits
8. Room Temperature Chip-Scale Quantum Opto-mechanical Sensors
9. AI System Engineering
10.Advanced Corrosion Control
11.Economics-Driven Secure Multiparty Computation
12.Cross-Cultural Extrapolation of Privacy-Oriented Human-Technology Interactions
13.Scientific Model Aware Computing
14.Push Science
15.Visualization Innovations for Cyber Terrain Operations Representation (VICTOR)
16.Reducing Errors in Quantum Systems
17.Dielectrics for High-Temperature CMOS FETs
18.A Physics-Based Re-exploration of Spectrum Allocation
19.Detecting Cognitive Dissonance & Belief Shift Over Time
20.Chip-scale Blind Sampled Wideband Periodogram and Time Transfer by Machine Learning
21.Practical Antineurtrino Detectors
22.RF Power Harvesting for Remote Sensing
23.Low Loop Latency Distributed Time Transfer
24.High –Entropy Alloys Study
25.Ocean Object Identification via Distributed Sensors
26.Flame Stability and Ignition in Partially-Premixed High Speed Flows
27.On-Orbit Servicing Architectures for Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Constellations
Executive Summary due date: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm ET
FAQ Submission deadline: November 9, 2019, 4:00 pm ET
Full Proposal due date: November 19, 2019, 4:00 pm ET

DARPA Semantic Forensics (SemaFor)
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of semantic technologies to automatically assess falsified media.
Abstract due date: September 11, 2019, 12:00 noon ET

DARPA Biological Technologies Office – ReSource
The goal of the ReSource program is to provide the military with an integrated system to convert plastics, and other energydense waste, into food and strategic chemicals.
Proposal Abstract due date: September 26, 2019, 4:00 pm ET

ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in Chemical Sciences
Deadline: November 1, 2019

American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards
To recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.
Internal deadline: November 1 annually

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
Full Proposal Target date: November 18, 2019

U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation Start-Up Grant Program
Start-Up Grant applications compete for funding together with the standard BSF Research Grant applications. The BSF has no special funds set aside for these grants. Nevertheless, Start-Up applications traditionally have a higher rate of success as compared with standard applications.
Deadline: November 20, 2019

U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation Research Grants
Deadline: November 20, 2019

Moore Inventor Fellows Program
Internal deadline: October 21, 2019

American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Awards
Deadline: November 30, 2019

WUSTL/Local Opportunities

Reminder – LEAP Registration ends August 19, 2019
Win LEAP funding, unleash the impact of your science, advance your research towards commercialization, and develop personal connections with industry experts.

Students & Postdocs

American Association of University Women: American Fellowships: Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship – Dissertation Fellowship – Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant
Deadline: November 1, 2019

DOE Truman Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, annually

GEM Graduate Fellowships for Minority Students
Deadline: November 12, 2019

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program
Deadline: November 14, 2019

American Association of University Women: Career Development Grants
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Dartmouth College: Neukom Institute for Computational Science – Neukom Fellows Program
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Amelia Earhart Graduate Fellowship for Aerospace-related Sciences and Engineering
Deadline: November 15, 2019

American Society for Engineering Education: Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART)
Deadline: December 3, 2019

Upcoming Research Events:

• September 3: NSF Fellowship Writing Workshop Lecture 2
• September 4: Washington University Physics Research Symposium
Compton Hall, Rooms 241 and 245; 5:00 – 7:00 pm
• September 5: McKelvey Assistant Professors (MAP) Fall Workshop


OVCR: Disclosure and Reporting Requirements for International Research Partnerships and Collaborations

U.S. universities confront a security storm in Congress

FAQs for Other Support and Foreign Components

For a decade, Francis Collins has shielded NIH – while making waves of his own

In departure for NIH, Cancer Moonshot requires grantees to make papers immediately free

Professor Indicted for Alleged Undisclosed Chinese Links

Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP)
Deadline: November 1, 2019

Biological & Medical Engineering

Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) – “Military Infectious Disease” – Prototype Innovation Program (MID-PIP)
• FOCUS AREA #1 (Diagnostic): A point-of-care device to detect the presence of microbial infection.
• FOCUS AREA #2 (mAbs): Generation of high affinity monoclonal antibodies to four bacterial antigens for the prevention and treatment of bacterial wound infections and sepsis.
• FOCUS AREA #3 (HIV): A single administration escape-resistant therapy for HIV control.
• FOCUS AREA #4 (Biofilm): Clinical evaluation of products to treat biofilm-mediated antibiotic-resistant infections in non-healing chronic wounds.
Proposal due date: September 16, 2019

BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects- TargetedBCP (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: November 6, 2019

Research Projects in Cancer Systems Biology (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: November 15, 2019

CDC Network of Modeling Centers to Improve Evidence Base for Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Prevention and Control
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Imaging, Biomarkers and Digital Pathomics for the Early Detection of Premetastatic Aggressive Cancer (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: December 10, 2019

Computational Approaches to Curation at Scale for Biomedical Research Assets (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: December 31, 2019

CREATE Bio Development Track: Nonclinical and Early-Phase Clinical Development for Biologics (U44 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: February 13, 2020

CREATE Bio Optimization Track for Biologics (U01)
Deadline: February 13, 2020

Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Decoding and Modulating Neural Circuit Activity Linked to Behavior (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: March 10, 2020

Pre-application for a Biomedical Technology Research Resource (X02)
Deadline: March 15, 2020

Engineering Education


Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE)
Full proposal accepted anytime

VentureWell (formerly National Collegiate Investors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)) Faculty Grants
Deadline: November 6, 2019

Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Technologies

ARPA – RFI: Energy-Efficient Technologies for Automated Vehicles (AVs)
Response date: September 16, 2019

FY2020 Office of Weather and Air Quality Research Programs
• Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI)
• Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment in the Southeast U.S. (VORTEX-SE)
• Climate Testbed (CTB): LOI due Sept. 17
Deadline: November 20, 2019, 5:00 ET

EPA Wastewater Treatment Technology Clearinghouse Research
Deadline: September 20, 2019

USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative Request for Pre-Applications (RFPA)
Deadline for pre-application: October 15, 2019


VMware Systems Research Award
Early-career university faculty worldwide (within 5 years of their first tenure-track appointment). Nominations may be submitted by the department chair (one per department chair).
Nomination deadline: October 25, 2019

CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)
Letter of Intent deadline: November 12, 2019

Questions? Contact us:

McKelvey School of Engineering
Research Development & Administration