Funding Opportunities 2019

Funding Opportunities Newsletter- July 15, 2019

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Funding Opportunities Newsletter


NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Research Protection

DOD’s Proposed Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Requirements: What We Know and How to Prepare

Now Available in Support for Collaborative Proposals with Subawards and New SPO/AOR Email Notification

NIH probe of foreign ties has led to undisclosed firings – and refunds from institutions

‘Psychological fear’: MIT scientists of Chinese origin protest toxic US climate
Researchers describe how a government crackdown on foreign influence is affecting them following a statement of support from their university.

Spotlight Opportunities

DARPA Intent-Defined Adaptive Software (IDAS)
The IDAS program comprises four Technical Areas (TAs):
1. TA1 – Automated software generation
2. TA2 – Problem set generation
3. TA3 – Integrated test and evaluation
4. TA4 – Experimental control and transition
Abstract Due Date: July 24, 2019; 12:00 noon ET

EPA Household Energy and Clean Indoor and Ambient Air
Deadline: August 6, 2019

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP)
Deadline: August 16, 2019

Dear Colleague Letter: National Science Foundation (NSF) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Collaborative Research Opportunity in Smart and Connected Communities
Deadline: September 6, 2019

DHS S&T Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR) Center of Excellence (COE) – Partner
Deadline: September 13, 2019

Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS)
Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2019 – September 18, 2019

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology
This announcement will remain open until September 30, 2019

National Academies – Awards (to recognize achievements in science) – Nominations Accepted
Deadline: October 7, 2019

DARPA Polyplexus Pilot 3
The following bullets provide additional information on the Polyplexus platform, but the best way to understand the Polyplexus platform is to sign up on the website and explore the capabilities.
• Incubators
• Evidence Collection
• Conjecture Generation
• Reviews
• Portfolio Development
BAA Close Date: July 2, 2020

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS)
Areas of Interest:
• The Division of Materials Research (DMR/MPS) welcomes proposals to its Topical Materials Research Programs, including Biomaterials (BMAT), Ceramics (CER), Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT), Condensed Matter Physics (CMP), Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM), Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN), Polymers (POL), and Solid State and Materials Chemistry (SSMC). All proposals must be on materials aspects of sustainability and focused on fundamental materials-research approaches.
• The Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division (CBET/ENG) has several core programs that review proposals on research topics related to sustainability, including Molecular Separations (MolS), Biosensing, Environmental Sustainability (EnvS), Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials (BioNano), Combustion and Fire Systems (CFS), and Particulate and Multiphase Processes (PMP).
• For the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI/ENG), proposals addressing sustainable materials processing are welcome. Of interest are manufacturing processes with reduced use of toxic components, such as solvents, carbon emissions, and pollutants; processes under ambient conditions, as opposed to extreme temperatures, pressures or other harsh conditions; and increased conservation of natural resources, such as water, raw material, and energy. Proposals to CMMI must be submitted to the Advanced Manufacturing (AM) Program and align with the scope of the program.
The due date for any proposal is the due date for submission to that program in that division

Biological & Medical Engineering

BRAIN Initiative: Non-Invasive Neuromodulation – New Tools and Techniques for Spatiotemporal Precision (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Application Due Date: September 3, 2019

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Education Program on Translational Devices (R25)
Estimated Post Date: August 16, 2019
Estimated Application Due Date: December 16, 2019

BRAIN Initiative: Team-Research BRAIN CIRCUIT Programs – TeamBCP (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: September 30, 2019

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
R01 Due Dates: February 5, June 5, October 5

Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
R21 Due Dates: February 16, June 16, October 16

BRAIN Initiative: Research Resource Grants for Technology Integration and Dissemination (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadlines: February 27, 2020; November 27, 2020; June 27, 2021


CNH2: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2)
Required Letter of Intent: September 17, 2019
Full Proposal: November 15, 2019

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Small and Medium: April 1, 2019 – April 12, 2019
Frontier: September 12, 2019 – September 26, 2019

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs
Large Projects: September 20, 2019 – September 30, 2019
Medium Projects: September 20, 2019 – September 30, 2019
Small Projects: October 31, 2019 – November 14, 2019

Facebook Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 4, 2019

Students & Postdocs

Beckman Foundation Fellowships
• Beckman Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences will allow chemists to pursue advanced research within the core areas of fundamental chemistry, such as chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials research. The fellowship is not intended to fund proposals that are supported by traditional NIH mechanisms in the fields of chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry.
• Beckman FoundationPostdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Instrumentation will allow researchers in chemistry to conceptualize, develop and build instrumentation suitable to advanced research in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials science. Instrumentation projects must be suitable to the two-year fellowship timeframe, be driven by a need in the chemical sciences listed above, be innovative in method speed or process or represent a wholly new instrument for technical advancement in chemistry, and may potentially be used for future research in the broader scientific community.
Deadline: September 6, 2019

WUSTL/Local Opportunities

Neurology and Encompass Health Corporation: Central Nervous System Recovery and Restoration (CNSRR)
The goal of this program is to promote clinical and translational research on the mechanisms of neural plasticity, their effect on behavior, and the functional recovery of patients with central nervous system injuries.
Deadline: August 9, 2019

Upcoming Research Events:

Beckman Young Investigators Award Information Session
An informational Q&A session, led by previous recipients of the Beckman Young Investigators Award, will be held on Tuesday, July 23, from 11 AM to 12 PM in FLTC Room 205.

The session is intended to help prospective applicants understand the goals of this award program and learn how to prepare applications. Please forward this message to anyone at Washington University you believe may benefit from attending this session.

Beckman Young Investigators Program
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 9th, 2019
Award Value: $600,000

The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.
To read more about this program, visit: (Log in with WUSTL Key)

Questions may be directed to Jacqui Hawkins:

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McKelvey School of Engineering
Research Development & Administration