Funding Opportunities 2019

Funding Opportunities Newsletter- November 1, 2019

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Funding Opportunities Newsletter

Spotlight Opportunities:

DARPA Biological Technologies Office – Bridging the Gap Plus (BGPlus)
Proposal Abstract due date: November 25, 2019

Economic Development Administration – Accelerate R2 Network Challenge
EDA, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), is seeking applications from eligible parties to create a strategic nationwide network of organizations working to address disaster response and resiliency (R2) challenges with innovative technologies. The Accelerate R2 Network Challenge seeks to create a nationwide network or networks that will enable and support innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors to bring transformative technologies into the response and resiliency markets.
Letter of Intent due January 8, 2020

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)
Full Proposal Deadline date: January 15, 2019

Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science (MSB-NES)
Full Proposal Deadline: January 16, 2020 and November 9, 2020

HHMI Investigator Competition*
Deadline: March 18, 2020
*Contact Katherine Kornfeld if interested

FY 2020 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
Areas of interest include Computer Science, Materials Chemistry, Biomolecular Materials, Biological Systems Science, among others.
Remains open until September 30, 2020

NSF Engineering – UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Lead Agency Opportunity (ENG-EPSRC)
The Directorate for Engineering (ENG), Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET), the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), and the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) of the National Science Foundation and the Engineering, ICT and Manufacturing the Future Themes of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are pleased to announce the ENG-EPSRC Lead Agency Opportunity. The goal of this opportunity is to reduce some of the barriers that researchers currently encounter when working internationally. The ENG-EPSRC Lead Agency Opportunity will allow US and UK researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process.
Proposals accepted anytime.

Upcoming Research Events:

• November 6 – 8: NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration, Phoenix, AZ
• November 14: McKelvey Assistant Professors (MAP) Lunch, 12 pm, Brauer Hall 3015
• November 14: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop, 2 pm, Olin Library 142
• November 18 -19: Fall 2019 NSF Grants Conference, Boston, MA
• January 8 & 9: 2020 Researcher Forum, Eric P. Newman Education Center and Hillman Hall

Questions? Contact us:

McKelvey School of Engineering
Research Development & Administration


Department of Energy plans major AI push to speed scientific discoveries

White House to host closed-door summit on U.S. research enterprise

Trump Reconstitutes the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

U.S. Drops in Ranking of University Research Funding

Where Research Meets Profits

DOD Funding: Review the National Defense Strategy to understand where your work fits

FastLane and Will Be Unavailable Friday, November 8 at 8:00 pm EST until Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 am EST

Engineering Education

PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PFE: RIEF)
Deadline for internal competition: November 11, 2019

Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Technologies

RFI: Energy Storage for Fossil Fuel Energy Systems
Response Date: December 16, 2019

Notice of Intent to issue 2 Coal FIRST Funding Opportunity Announcements DE-FOA-0002180 and DE-FOA-0002057
A draft FOA is anticipated to be issued in January 2020 with the (final) FOA anticipated to be issued in May 2020.

International Environmental Design Contest
Deadline for registration: January 24, 2020


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

Google US/Canada PhD Fellowship Program
Materials must be submitted by chairs of the department from eligible universities, or their designated contact.
Deadline: November 30, 2019

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)
Full proposal deadline: January 21, 2020

Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute (AISI)
The Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute (AISI) will collaborate with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists on solving problems of national and scientific interest, engage in educational and professional development opportunities, explore career opportunities at national laboratories, and interact with and present their research to ORNL’s scientists.
As part of the summer institute, students will be organized into teams with diverse educational backgrounds and develop their skills to help solve scientific challenges using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

Students & Postdocs

Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) Opportunities at EPA
Deadlines: May 6 and December 4

Environmental Fellows Program @Harvard
Deadline: January 10, 2020

Engineering World Health EWH Summer Institute
Engineering World Health’s Summer & January Institutes are engineering service abroad programs in the hospitals and clinics of low-resource countries that lack needed technicians. Areas of interest: Guatemala, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, & Uganda
Deadline: January 22, 2020

NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: February 11, 2020

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