Funding Opportunities 2018

Funding Opportunities- September 28, 2018

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Science Walks, Money Talks
Two federal science agencies announce actions on harassment, to two very different reactions — NSF moves forward with a plan to link funding to appropriate conduct, but NIH says it’s not ready to take that step.

In a World of Tenure and Promotion, Demotion Is a Murkier Matter

No more first authors, no more last authors – Proposal Preparation Site Document Upload FAQ
Support for PDFs generated from LaTeX source documents in addition to existing support for PDFs from Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Open Office for document compliance checks

Washington University Research Data Management Resources

Department of Energy CyberForce Competition – Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosts interactive, scenario-based competitions to give student teams a hands-on cybersecurity experience that raises awareness of the nexus between critical infrastructure and cybersecurity. DOE’s competitions feature cyber-physical infrastructure, lifelike anomalies and constraints, and actual end users, allowing students to get a realistic experience managing threats and vulnerabilities in the energy system. Students use a hands-on security approach to defend their team’s infrastructure against attacks from servers and virtual machines on the physical devices in front of them.
Application deadline is TODAY

NSF 2026 Idea Machine
The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It’s an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF’s mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries that drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance knowledge to sustain the country’s global leadership in science and engineering.
Deadline: October 26, 2018

DARPA Artificial Intelligence Research Associate (AIRA)
Deadline: October 29, 2018

Dear Colleague Letter: Seeking Community Input for Topic Ideas for Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI)
The deadline for topic idea submission is: October 31, 2018

Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grants — Round 22 — Now Open*
Target the following challenges:
·Increasing Demand for Vaccination Services
·New Approaches for Manufacturing Gut Microbial Biotherapeutics
·Innovation for WASH in Urban Settings
·New Approaches for Strategic Prioritization of Agricultural Development Policies
·Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Pest and Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries
·Innovations Driving Programmatic Performance in Immunization: Service Experience and Data Use + Measurement
Deadline: November 14, 2018
*Contact if interested

ONR Summer Faculty Research Program and Sabbatical Leave Program
Deadline: December 12, 2018

DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide BAA
Three thrust areas to ensure information advantage for the U.S. and its allies:

  • Symbiosis
  • Analytics
  • Cyber

Abstract Due Date: July 18, 2019

DARPA Microsystems Technology Office Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement
Research areas of current interest to MTO include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Advanced imaging architectures and systems
  • Atomic physics
  • Chip scale sensors
  • Computational architectures and algorithms for next generation artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) technologies
  • Electronics for harsh environments
  • Emerging MEMS technologies
  • Enabling component technology for cold-atom microsystems
  • Energy-efficient computing
  • Hardware assurance, reliability & validation
  • Hardware for advanced signal processing
  • Heterogeneous integration
  • Low power electronics
  • Low volume microsystems manufacturing
  • Materials for advanced microelectronics
  • Microelectromechanical device technology
  • Microsystem design & CAD
  • Microsystems for directed energy
  • Microsystems for position, navigation & timing
  • Microsystems for RF/optical transceivers
  • Non-silicon electronics
  • Novel photonic devices
  • Photonic & electronic interconnects
  • Processing techniques for imaging and spectral recognition
  • Quantum devices
  • Signal processing to reduce hardware requirements
  • Thermal management
  • Other microsystems technology topic areas

Abstract Due Date: Abstracts may be submitted on a rolling basis until 1:00 pm on May 26, 2020.

Surface Modified Metal Nanoparticles for Compatibilization into Fluoropolymer Based Composites
White Papers: October 27, 2018

AFRL/RXC Structural Materials Open/Open BAA Program
White papers may be submitted at any time upon issuance of this BAA until September 20, 2023

Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) — Volumetric muscle loss (VML) repair following extremity trauma
Deadline: December 30, 2018

BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN): Scalable Technologies and Tools for Brain Cell Census (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Due Date(s): January 22, 2019; January 24, 2020

BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) – Specialized Collaboratory on Human and Non-Human Primate Brain Cell Atlases (U01)
Application Due Date(s): January 22, 2019; January 24, 2020

Computational Approaches to Curation at Scale for Biomedical Research Assets (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Due Date(s): January 31, 2019; July 31, 2019; January 31, 2020

Department of Commerce FY2019 Office of Weather and Air Quality Research Programs
Selected Topics, among others:

Joint Technology Transfer Initiative
LOI due date: 26 October 2018 Expected NOAA response date on LOIs: 16 November 2018 Full application package due date: 21 December 2018

Air Quality Research and Forecasting
LOI due date: 29 October 2018 Expected NOAA response date on LOIs: 16 November 2018 Full application package due date: 19 December 2018

DOE Big Data Analysis of Synchrophasor Data
Deadline: November 9, 2018

DOE – Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
1. Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (a) Applied Mathematics (b) Computer Science (c) Computational Partnerships

2. Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
(a) Materials Chemistry
(b) Biomolecular Materials
(c) Synthesis and Processing Science
(d) Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
(e) Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
(f) Physical Behavior of Materials
(g) Mechanical Behavior and Radiation Effects
(h) X-ray Scattering
(i) Neutron Scattering
(j) Electron and Scanning Probe Microscopies
(k) Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences
(l) Gas Phase Chemical Physics
(m) Computation and Theoretical Chemistry
(n) Condensed Phase and Interfacial Molecular Science
(o) Catalysis Science
(p) Separations and Analysis
(q) Heavy Element Chemistry
(r) Geosciences
(s) Solar Photochemistry
(t) Photosynthetic Systems
(u) Physical Biosciences
(v) BES Accelerator and Detector Research

3. Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (a) Biological Systems Science (b) Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences

4. Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
(a) Burning Plasma Science: Foundations—Advanced Tokamak and Spherical Tokamak
(b) Burning Plasma Science: Foundations—Theory & Simulation
(c) Burning Plasma Science: Long Pulse—Tokamak & Stellarator
(d) Burning Plasma Science: Long Pulse—Materials & Fusion Nuclear Science
(e) Discovery Plasma Science: Plasma Science Frontiers
(f) Discovery Plasma Science: Measurement Innovation

5. High Energy Physics (HEP)
(a) Experimental Research at the Energy Frontier in High Energy Physics
(b) Experimental Research at the Intensity Frontier in High Energy Physics
(c) Experimental Research at the Cosmic Frontier in High Energy Physics
(d) Theoretical Research in High Energy Physics
(e) Computational Research in High Energy Physics
(f) Accelerator Science and Technology Research & Development in High Energy Physics
(g) Detector Research and Development in High Energy Physics

6. Nuclear Physics (NP)
(a) Medium Energy Nuclear Physics
(b) Heavy Ion Nuclear Physics
(c) Low Energy Nuclear Physics
(d) Fundamental Symmetries
(e) Nuclear Theory
(f) Nuclear Data and Nuclear Theory Computing
(g) Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications
(h) Accelerator Research and Development for Current and Future Nuclear Physics Facilities

This FOA will remain open until December 31, 2018.

Department of the Interior 3D Elevation Program (3DEP)
Deadline: November 8, 2018

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs): Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem
Full Proposal Deadline: December 18, 2018

Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowships
Topics of interest include:

  • Privacy and Identity: Applied and novel cryptographic schemes and other techniques for privacy and identity-protection objectives such as authorization, verifiable claims, trust, anonymity, ubiquitous and usable encryption, and privacy-preserving analytics with strong guarantees.
  • Security: Achieve security objectives for systems, networks, mobile devices, internet of things, data centers and cloud, through such mechanisms as trusted hardware, secure programming languages, security by design, threat and malware characterization, and auditing and deception techniques.
  • Machine learning and data mining: Scalable methods such as graph and time-series analyses, anomaly detection, natural language processing, online learning, and distributed model training, in support of the security and systems areas mentioned above, as well as robustness, interpretability, privacy, and accountability of ML systems.
  • Human Factors: Applications of psychology, sociology, anthropology, behavioral economics, human-computer interaction, linguistics, and other human sciences to security and privacy. These include use of technology for social good, effective privacy, security, and identity theft notifications, and both human-assisted AI and AI-assisted humans.

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Energy Fellowship Program
Deadline: December 1, 2018

Environmental Defense Fund EDF Climate Corps
Premiere Fellowship Program for Corporate Energy Management

Two application deadlines: December 3, 2018 and January 7, 2019

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)
F Series Fellowship Deadlines: April 8, August 8, December 8

NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32)
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

Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Research
Required Letter of Intent Deadline: October 12, 2018; Full Proposal Deadline: November 12, 2018

Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases Pilot Grant Program
Deadline: November 16, 2018

Planning Grants for Interdisciplinary Research
Rolling Deadline; Prior to beginning an application, contact Catherine Determan with intent to apply

Global Hack VII
Tech-for-good software competition
St. Louis University
October 12-14, 2-18
Still time for students to register

NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
October 17-19, 2018 DARPA’s 60th (D60) Symposium: Breakthrough Technology | Past, Present, Future was held on September 5-7, 2018. The plenary sessions (and associated videos) for D60 can be viewed at:
In addition during the D60 Symposium, DSO debuted historical perspective videos on DARPA’s work in Materials, Manufacturing and Spintronics. For your reference, the links to those videos are below.

DARPA and Spintronics

DARPA and Materials

DARPA and Manufacturing