Funding Opportunities 2019

Funding Opportunities Newsletter- October 1, 2019

Funding Opportunities Newsletter
Spotlight Opportunities:
DARPA Assured Micropatching (AMP)
Technical Areas (TAs):
• Goal-driven decompilation (TA1)
• Assured recompilation (TA2)
• Evaluation (TA3)
Abstract due date: October 8, 2019, 12:00 pm (ET)

Call 002: Lithium Seawater Batteries Project
Proposal due: November 7, 2019, before 12:00 noon ET

DARPA OFFensive Swarm Enabled Tactics (OFFSET)
Proposal due: November 12, 2019

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
Internal deadline likely to be set in November

Toyota: University Research Program – Advancing the Science of Material Handling
Proposal themes related to the following areas are encouraged but given the broad nature material handling, other themes are welcome as well.
• Material handling for last mile delivery
• Material handling for urban environments
• Material handling for piece picking
• Material handling for reverse logistics
• Material handling automation
• Remote operation of material handling equipment
• Warehousing Energy Infrastructure
• VR/AR for material handling applications
• Machine learning in material handling
• ADAS systems for material handling equipment
• Industry 4.0
Deadline: December 1, 2019

ONR Summer Faculty Research Program and Sabbatical Leave Program
Deadline: December 12, 2019

NSF: The Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence Program (SL)
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: January 15, 2020; Third Wednesday in January annually thereafter
Deadline: July 8, 2020; Second Wednesday in July annually thereafter

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Essential Open Source Software for Science*
Deadlines: February 1, 2020; August 1, 2020
* Contact Katherine Kornfeld for assistance

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology
Technology areas that ONR is pursuing are provided at the ONR website at
This announcement will remain open until September 30, 2020
Students & Postdocs
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)
F Series Fellowship Deadlines: April 8, August 8, December 8

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)
F Series Fellowship Deadlines: April 8, August 8, December 8

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
Provides students with fellowship opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy.
Deadline: January 12, 2020
Upcoming Research Events:

October 12: 2nd Mechanobiology Symposium
October 13-15: Society of Engineering Science 56th Annual Technical Meeting
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

NIH reveals its formula for tracking foreign influences

Three percent of NIH grants involved a direct financial conflict of interest, watchdog report finds

U.S. funding scramble leaves science agencies in limbo
A divided Congress has until 1 October to hammer out next year’s budget

Grad student unions dealt blow as proposed new rule says students aren’t ’employees’

FY20 Appropriations Bills: National Institutes of Health
Congress is looking to increase the National Institutes of Health’s budget by $2 billion to $3 billion for fiscal year 2020 from its current level of $39 billion

White House Officials Will Visit Campuses to Discuss Foreign Threats to Research

New in Email notifications when PIs enable proposal file update and budget revision access to SPOs/AORs plus budget PDF rounding fixes
Biological & Medical Engineering
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Single-Cell Analysis of Inflammation*
Deadline: November 19, 2019
*Contact Katherine Kornfeld if interested
Engineering Education
Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
Full proposal deadline: February 24, 2020

USDA Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program
FY 2020 deadline: March 23, 2020
Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Technologies
DE-FOA-0002165: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize
Response date: October 23, 2019

Performance-Based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, and Risk Management (PERFORM)
Deadline for Concept Papers: October 28, 2019

Environmental Research and Education Foundation: General Request for Proposals – Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management
EREF has two deadlines per year for pre-proposals: December 1; May 1

Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Site Characterization and Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Assessment
Deadline: January 15, 2019
NSF/Intel Partnership on Machine Learning for Wireless Networking Systems (MLWiNS)
Deadline: October 29, 2019

Facebook Research Systems for Machine Learning request for proposals
Deadline: November 1, 2019

Human Networks and Data Science – Infrastructure (HNDS-I)
HNDS has two components:
(1) Human Networks and Data Science – Infrastructure (HNDS-I). Development of data resources and relevant analytic techniques that support fundamental SBE research in the context of human networks. For FY 2020, this research is funded through this solicitation, which replaces the previous Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR) solicitation.
(2) Human Networks and Data Science – Core Research (HNDS-R). Core research proposals use data science to generate novel understandings of human networks – particularly understandings that can improve the outcomes of significant societal opportunities and challenges. HNDS encourages core research proposals that make innovative use of HNDS infrastructure (formerly RIDIR).
Full proposal deadline: February 24, 2020