Funding Opportunities 2019

Funding Opportunities Newsletter- July 26, 2019

Funding Opportunities Newsletter
Spotlight Opportunities:
DARPA Securing Information for Encrypted Verification and Evaluation (SIEVE)
The program will be divided into three technical areas (TAs):

TA1: Constructing Useful ZK Statements
TA2: Building Efficient ZK Proof Generation Compilers
TA3: Post Quantum ZK

Abstracts due: July 31, 2019; 12:00 pm noon ET
Proposals due: September 20, 2019

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Essential Open Source Software for Science
Software projects that are essential to biomedical research
Deadline: August 1, 2019; 5:00 pm PT

Sony Research Award Program

Faculty Innovation Award – Topics include Visual/Visualization; Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Communication & Networking, among others
Focused Research Award – Advance Image Processing enabled by AI; Robust Mesh Tracking for Volumetric Capture; Deep Learning based Video Editing for Content Creation; Neural Architecture Search with Distributed Deep Learning; Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence for Wireless Communications; among others

Deadline: September 15, 2019

LG Chem Global Innovation Contest 2019 (GIC 2019)
Categories in Energy, Advanced Materials, Bio, Petrochemicals, Others
Deadline: September 30, 2019

ANA Avatar XPRIZE
The $10 million ANA Avatar XPRIZE is a four-year competition focused on accelerating the integration of emerging and exponential technologies into a multipurpose avatar system that will seamlessly transport human skills and experience to the exact location where and when they are needed.
We can envision avatars taking on many different forms and being used in numerous scenarios. For example:

Providing care, instantly, regardless of distance.
Disaster relief – transporting critical life-saving skills in real-time to remote, disaster struck areas where it is too dangerous for humans to go.
Multipurpose utility – providing unique services or rare trade skills for critical maintenance or repairs.

Deadline for registration: September 30, 2019

Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Funding Opportunity to Support Student Design Projects Directly Related to NSF Research
Supplemental funding requests may be submitted at any time. However, sufficient time must be allowed (e.g. a minimum of 8 weeks) to permit review and recommendation in advance of the project’s initiation.

Kaggle Competitions

Open Images 2019 (Object Detection, Visual Relationship, Instance Segmentation, YouTube-8M Understanding Challenge)
IEEE-CIS Fraud Detection
Recursion Cellular Image Classification
ImageNet Object Localization Challenge

Various deadlines

Varian Research Grants
Topics include: distributed learning, informatics, and imaging, among others
Upcoming Research Events:
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Students & Postdocs
National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadlines: January 31, May 30, September 30

Argonne National Laboratory – Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellowship
Deadline: October 1, 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Innovation Crossroads
Matches aspiring energy entrepreneurs with the experts, mentors, and networks in technology-related fields to take their world-changing ideas from R&D to the marketplace.
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Computing
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship
Nominations from the university accepted through: August 15, 2019
WUSTL/Local Opportunities
Children’s Discovery Institute – Call for Proposals
Letters of Intent must be submitted by 5:00 pm CST on August 7, 2019

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Awards (ACS-IRG)
September 27
Questions? Contact us:

McKelvey School of Engineering
Research Development & Administration

engineeringresearch@wustl.edu
Funding
News:
Universities Under Pressure as Lawmakers Push Research Security

The plan to mine the world’s research papers
A giant data store quietly being built in India could free vast swathes of science for computer analysis – but is it legal?

US risks falling behind China on technology and innovation, if we don’t reset our priorities

Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components
Reminder: Disclose ALL positions and scientific appointments both domestic and foreign on your biosketch

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Research Protection
Reminder: Beginning in January 2020, ALL professional appointments should be listed on the biosketch.
Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology
Defense Production Act Title III Expansion of Domestic Production Capability and Capacity
A component of the Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies Division (AFRL/RXM) of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory. Each of the Focus Areas is expanded on below:
1. Sustainment of Critical Production: Programs addressing Industrial Base capability and capacity, whose primary focus is generating and sustaining Materiel Availability, Reliability, Maintainability, Mobility, Commonality, or Affordability.
2. Commercialization of Research and Development Investments: Advanced Component or System Development and Demonstration capabilities may require investments to retain a qualitative edge in capabilities and establish commercial viability or scale up. Typical programs may begin with a technology proven capable of producing prototype components or systems in a production relevant environment.
3. Scaling of Emerging Technologies: Emerging Technology investments enable the rapid and affordable introduction of new capabilities into the organic or commercial marketplace. The technologies may be developed to respond to an emerging threat, a capability gap, or may enhance interoperability or service of existing systems or platforms. The interest in these projects may be the result of revolutionary RD&D capabilities.

The FOA is open and effective until July 12, 2024. White papers will be considered if received prior to 3:00 pm EST on 12 July 12, 2024. Only white papers are requested at this time.
Biological & Medical Engineering
Quantitative Imaging Tools and Methods for Cancer Response Assessment (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
R01 due dates: February 5, June 5, October 5

Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
R21 due dates: February 16, June 16, October 16

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
R21 due dates: February 16, June 16, October 16

NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
R03 due dates: February 16, June 16, October 16

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Required
R21 due dates: February 16, June 16, October 16

Imaging – Science Track Award for Research Transition (I/START) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
R03 due dates: February 16, June 16, October 16

Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: November 20, 2019

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

Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in Mobile and Wireless Health Technology and Data Analytics: Cross-Training at the intersection of Behavioral and Social Sciences and STEM Disciplines (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: July 12, 2020
Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Technologies
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science Program
In FY 2019 and FY 2020, applications are sought in the following priority areas:

Plant health and production and plant products;
Animal health and production and animal products;
Food safety, nutrition, and health;
Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment;
Agriculture systems and technology; and
Agriculture economics and rural communities

Soil Health Application Deadline – August 1, 2019; April 2, 2020
Water Quantity and Quality Application Deadline – August 1, 2019; April 2, 2020
Sustainable Biomass Feedstock Systems Application Deadline – August 1, 2019; April 2, 2020
Sustainable Agroecosystems: Health, Functions, Processes and Management – August 8, 2019; April 9, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: Varies by Program Area
Application Deadline: Varies by Program Area

Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Site Characterization and Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Assessment
Deadline: September 1, 2019

EPA Energy and Integrated Assessment Modeling Studies
Deadline: September 6, 2019

EPA Advancing Toxicokinetics for Efficient and Robust Chemical Evaluations Applications Request for Applications (RFA)
Interested in learning more about this RFA and the application process? Details coming soon for an informational webinar on August 7, 2019.

Close Date: September 10 , 2019