Funding Opportunities 2019

Funding Opportunities Newsletter- August 9, 2019

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Funding Opportunities Newsletter

Spotlight Opportunities:

DARPA Request for Information (RFI) – Directly computable physics models (CompMods)
Responses accepted until: 4:00 PM (Eastern) on August 30, 2019

Research Interests of the United States Air Force Academy — USAFA-BAA-2015 Amendment 4: Research on the Use of Autonomy and Unmanned Vehicles in Support of USAF Operations
Research areas should fall within autonomy and AI to include algorithms and techniques for such, as well as researching educational best practices, techniques and pedagogical approaches.
The due date for white papers submitted in response to this call is no later than: 4:30 PM MST on August 30, 2019

Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is seeking information related to the following 4 topic areas:
• Topic 1: Leveraging First Generation Bioethanol Production Facilities
• Topic 2: Systems to Handle Commingled Food Waste Streams
• Topic 3: Bridging Industry & Government to Publish Existing High-Impact Data
• Topic 4: Algal Biomass Feedstock Quality and Conversion Interface for Biofuels and Bioproducts
Responses are due by: September 6, 2019

Minerva Research Initiative’s (Minerva) Defense Education and Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership
The DECUR Partnership aims to develop collaborative basic research partnerships between Professional Military Education (PME) Institutions and Civilian Research Universities by supporting fundamental scientific research that improves the capacity of security-related basic social science research and education. A single PI from the civilian university and a single co-PI from the PMEI must be designated on the application.
The Minerva Research Initiative competition is for research related to nine (9) topics listed below. Innovative white papers and proposals related to these research areas are highly encouraged.
• Topic 1: Peer/Near-peer Statecraft, Influence, and Regional Balance of Power
• Topic 2: Power, Deterrence, and Escalation Management
• Topic 3: Alliances and Burden Sharing
• Topic 4: Economic Interdependence and Security
• Topic 5: Economic Viability, Resilience, and Sustainability of Logistics Infrastructure
• Topic 6: Multi-Domain Behavioral Complexity and Computational Social Modeling
• Topic 7: Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Ethics, and Social Interactions
• Topic 8: Models and Methods for Understanding Covert Online Influence
• Topic 9: Automated Cyber Vulnerability Analysis
White papers due: September 12, 2019, 3:00 pm ET

Lady Davis Fellowship Trust: Fellowships (Study in Israel for Visiting Professors, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Doctoral Students)
Visiting professorships deadline: November 30, 2019
Postdoctoral researchers deadline: December 31, 2019

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program*
Limit on number of proposals per organization: 2
Required letter of intent window: November 25, 2019 – December 6, 2019
*Note: There will be an internal selections competition for this program

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.

Upcoming Research Events:

• September 3: NSF Fellowship Writing Workshop Lecture 2
• September 5: McKelvey Assistant Professors (MAP) Fall Workshop

Questions? Contact us:

McKelvey School of Engineering
Research Development & Administration


DOD: Research and Engineering Launches Two New Public Websites
The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (R&E) launched two new websites to provide information on how two of its directorates support OUSD(R&E)’s mission to foster technological dominance across the Department of Defense and ensure the advantage of the American warfighter.

Republican senators target Google’s relationship with Chinese tech giant Huawei

Partisan House Bills Offer Diverging Visions for ARPA-E

Biological & Medical Engineering

BRAIN Initiative: Biology and Biophysics of Neural Stimulation (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: October 4, 2019

Focused Technology Research and Development (R01, R21)
R01 due dates: February 5, June 5, October 5

Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
R01 due dates: February 5, June 5, October 5

Bioengineering Research Partnerships (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
U01 due dates: February 5, June 5, October 5

Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
R01 due dates: February 5, June 5, October 5

Discovery of in vivo Chemical Probes for Novel Brain Targets (R01, R21)
R01 due dates: February 5, June 5, October 5
R21 due dates: February 16, June 16, October 16

Cancer Tissue Engineering Collaborative: Enabling Biomimetic Tissue-Engineered Technologies for Cancer Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
R01 due dates: February 5, June 5, October 5


Skandalaris Center Leadership and Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program (LEAP)
The program provides up to $50,000 in funding to research teams with the goal of WashU IP towards commercialization.
Deadline: August 19, 2019

VentureWell (formerly National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)) E-Team Program
The program provides up to $50,000 in funding to research teams with the goal of WashU IP towards commercialization.
Phase I Deadlines:
• FY20: October 23, 2019
• FY21: October 1, 2020

Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Technologies

DOE RFI: Planning and Operation Models and Data Analytics for Solar Grid Integration
Deadline: August 30, 2019

Students & Postdocs

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
BWF’s Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents.
These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.
Preproposal Application Deadline: September 4, 2019

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
• Geosciences; Life Sciences: October 21, 2019
• Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Materials Research: October 22, 2019
• Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning: October 24, 2019
• Chemistry; Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy: October 25, 2019

Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: November 1, 2019

Faculty for the Future Fellowships – Women from Emerging Economies in Physical Sciences
Deadline: November 7, 2019

HERE at ORNL – Thesis or Dissertation Research
Deadline(s): application is always open bur for best results, apply February 1 for summer, June 1 for fall, October 1 for winter