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CUI – Does my RFP/RFI involve controlled unclassified information? Spotlight Opportunities SPONSOR PROGRAM FUNDING DEADLINE NOTES DARPA Coded Visibility program Proposer’s Day Event: 10/21/2021; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm The goals of the Coded Visibility Proposers Day are to (a) introduce the research community (Proposers, Academia, and Government) to the Coded Visibility program vision and goals, (b) explain the mechanics of a DARPA program and the milestones of this particular effort, and (c) encourage and promote teaming arrangements among potential organizations that have the relevant expertise, facilities, and capabilities for executing a research and development program responsive to the Coded Visibility program goals. Eurasia Foundation US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) Deadline: 11/1/2021 Thematic Areas: Arctic and environmental conservation; Indigenous peoples’ empowerment; Disability and inclusion; Public health (including public health education and intervention strategies to support vulnerable groups); Open Thematic Area (OTA) DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) Executive Summary Deadline: 11/4/2021 Google Google Research Scholar Program $60,000 Submission window: 11/4/2021 – 12/1/2021 Contact Debbie Meyer if interested. Supports early career professors with unrestricted funds. Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Mallinckrodt Scholar Award $400,000 Internal selections deadline: 11/11/2021 Contact Katherine Kornfeld if interested. Provides faculty in their fifth to eighth year of a tenure-track position with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Vallee Foundation Vallee Scholars Program $300,000 Internal selections deadline: 11/11/2021 Contact Katherine Kornfeld if interested. The Vallee Scholar award recognizes that outstanding, young, independent investigators are the source for future advances in the biomedical sciences and wishes to provide flexible funding for basic research. Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program $100,000 Internal selections deadline: 11/11/2021 Contact Katherine Kornfeld if interested. Supports and encourages young scholars at an early stage in their career who demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching. David and Lucile Packard Foundation Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering $875,000 Internal selections deadline: 11/11/2021 Contact Katherine Kornfeld if interested. For new investigators in the natural and physical sciences or engineering. Goals are to support outstanding faculty as they build productive research programs and to help attract and retain faculty of the highest quality at their universities. Oak Ridge Associated Univ. Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award Internal selections deadline: 11/11/2021 W.M. Keck Foundation Science, Engineering and Medical Research Grant Program $1,000,000 Internal selections deadline: 11/17/2021 Contact Katherine Kornfeld if interested. For high-risk, basic science projects that have the potential to lead to breakthrough technologies and transform an entire field of research, but cannot be funded by federal grants due to their high-risk nature. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Rare As One Request for Information: Patient Registry Data Interoperability Response Date: 11/30/2021 Contact Katherine Kornfeld for assistance. NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) Deadline: 12/4/2021 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development Internal Deadline TBA; External Deadline: 1/19/2022 Limited to two Track 1 proposals and one Track 2 proposal per institution. Please check internal selections. National Research Council Research Associateship Programs — U.S. Army Medical Researc and Materiel Command $80,000 Deadline: 2/1/2022 The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. National Research Council Research Associateship Programs — Environmental Protection Agency $80,000 Deadline: 2/1/2022 The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. National Research Council Research Associateship Programs — Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) $80,000 Deadline: 2/1/2022 The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. NIH Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (ViCTER) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline: 2/1/2022 The newly established collaborative teams will come together in common interest to investigate potential linkages between human health and one or more environmental stressor(s). The ViCTER program is intended to support innovative high-risk, high-reward transdisciplinary/translational research projects that are more difficult to achieve in a typical R01 application. NSF Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS): FOUNDATIONS and FRONTIERS FOUNDATIONS proposals: 2/14/2022 1. Neuroengineering and Brain-Inspired Concepts and Designs
2. Individuality and Variation
3. Cognitive and Neural Processes in Realistic, Complex Environments
4. Data-Intensive Neuroscience and Cognitive Science DOE Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program FOA open until: 9/30/2022 Continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Isotope R&D and Production, and Accelerator R&D and Production. Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology SPONSOR PROGRAM DEADLINE NOTES Johnson & Johnson Packaging Design QuickFire Challenge: Unit Dose Technologies Deadline: 10/15/2021 Contact Kelli Delfosse if interested. Potential innovations can include both solids (tablets, capsules and powders) and liquids (solutions and suspensions) in unit-dose formats (e.g. blisters, sachets and stick packs). Primary and secondary packaging or combination of the two are in scope of the challenge. NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) Internal Competition Deadline: 10/25/2021 Biological Engineering SPONSOR PROGRAM FUNDING DEADLINE NOTES Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program $80,000 Internal selections deadline: 11/11/2021 Contact Katherine Kornfeld if interested. Provides start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential of becoming competitive for an NIH or other grant programs and open future opportunities for research, collaboration, and scientific advancement. NIH Advancing Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s-Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline: 1/5/2022 Computing SPONSOR PROGRAM FUNDING DEADLINE NOTES IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Program Deadline: 10/29/2021 Hybrid Cloud; Artificial Intelligence; Security; Quantum Computing DARPA FCO — Quantum-Inspired Classical Computing Deadline: 12/8/2021 Soliciting innovative proposals for the research and development of quantum-inspired solvers for hard optimization problems and for the demonstration of feasibility in achieving at least two orders of magnitude improvements in computational efficiency over all existing techniques. NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Enabling Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) CISE-SBE Interdisciplinary Collaborations Deadline: 12/10/2021 NSF is announcing its intention to encourage the submission of EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals that will foster novel, excellent interdisciplinary research in the SaTC domain to be carried out in collaborations between one or more Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) researchers and one or more Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) researchers. Oak Ridge Associated Univ. ORAU-Directed Research and Development Partnership Grants $75,000 Deadline: 1/10/2022 Data Science and Analytics; Areas of Emphasis: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Analytics DOI Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Deadline: 6/1/2022 Engineering Education SPONSOR PROGRAM DEADLINE NSF Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining) Deadline: 01/19/2022 Entrepreneurship SPONSOR PROGRAM DEADLINE NOTES AWS AWS US University Startup Competition Deadline: 11/1/2021 The top 10 finalists will pitch their startups to a panel of investors and AWS Startup Team members at a final event, and three winners will be chosen for cash prizes and AWS credits. Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Technologies SPONSOR PROGRAM FUNDING DEADLINE NOTES DOE Atmospheric System Research Program (ASR) Required Pre-Applications: 11/3/2021 1. Aerosol-cloud interactions; 2. Aerosol processes affecting cloud lifecycle, properties, and/or processes; 3. Convective cloud processes; 4. High-latitude atmospheric processes ACS Herman Frasch Foundation Grants Deadline: 11/5/2021 he purpose of the Foundation is to award grants to nonprofit incorporated institutions to support research in the field of agricultural chemistry which will be of practical benefit to the agricultural development of the United States. The term “agricultural chemistry” is interpreted broadly by the ACS Committee on Frasch Foundation Grants. Supported research is primarily chemical or biochemical in nature. DOE Atmospheric System Research (ASR) $14,000,000 Pre-application deadline: 11/23/2021; 5:00 pm ET The sponsor is interested in research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use data from CESD, including the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility and the ASR program, to improve understanding and model representation of convective cloud processes, boundary layer cloud processes, and secondary organic aerosol processes, and to pursue ASR-relevant research using observations from recent ARM field campaigns. NOAA Competition for a Cooperative Institute to Support Water Resources $360,000,000 Deadline: 11/29/2021 DOE Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize Prize Closes: 2/25/2022 DOE FY2022 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program Deadline: 9/30/2022 (Pre-application is optional/encouraged) The sponsor provides support for research in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS): Innovative Solutions to Climate Change Research ideas focused on short- and long-term sustainable solutions are sought as are conference (workshop) proposals that identify specific gaps in existing research approaches. The project description should clearly articulate climate relevance and contribute to new approaches regarding innovative solutions that address climate change mitigation and adaptation. Professional Society Awards & Other Nominations SPONSOR PROGRAM FUNDING DEADLINE NOTES Heart Rhythm Society Distinguished Scientist Award Nomination deadline: 11/29/2021 Recognition for individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of cardiac pacing and/or cardiac electrophysiology. Association for Computing Machinery A. M. Turing Award Nomination Deadline: 12/15/2021 Association for Computing Machinery ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award Nomination Deadline: 12/15/2021 Association for Computing Machinery ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award Nomination Deadline: 12/15/2021 Students/Postdocs SPONSOR PROGRAM FUNDING DEADLINE NOTES Pivot 314 Doctoral Fellowship Deadline: 11/1/2021 Provides an opportunity for mid-career doctoral students to engage with the St. Louis entrepreneurial community and explore possible career pathways. DOD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Deadline: 11/19/2021 DOE John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science Deadline: 11/24/2021 Fondation Sciences Mathematiques de Paris Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Mathematics and Computer Science $69,000 Deadline: 12/1/2021 Weizmann Institute of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships WU/Local Opportunities SPONSOR PROGRAM FUNDING DEADLINE NOTES UMSL UMSL Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Accelerator $50,000 Deadline: 10/29/2021 Puts underrepresented entrepreneurs at the center of a purpose-driven, university-led accelerator that begins with a non-dilutive $50,000 capital injection. The aim is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the St. Louis startup ecosystem by empowering diverse founders from underrepresented communities.
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