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Research Funding Update

 

Research Funding Update is published monthly by the office of Research Administration to notify the campus community about potential sources of external support for their research and scholarly activities.

Additional information about opportunities listed in the update can be obtained by clicking on the given link or by contacting your Sponsored Research Officer.

 

February 2013

SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

Program: Major Funding

Agency: Coastal Fund Associated Students

Next Deadline: 4/4/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/134

91 The Coastal Fund (CF) is created and funded by the students at the University of California, Santa Barbara in order to preserve and enhance the ecological integrity of the coastal habitats at the University. Given this charge, the CF seeks to provide the financial impetus for research, restoration, and educational projects that are in agreement with the CF's Mission Statement.

 

Program: Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program

Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Next Deadline: 3/20/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/09435

NIFA announces the availability of grant funds and requests applications for the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG) for fiscal year (FY) 2013 to support environmental assessment research concerning the introduction of genetically engineered organisms (GE) into the environment. NIFA anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2013 will be approximately $4.0 million.

 

Program: Pacific Islands Region Marine Turtle Recovery Program

Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Next Deadline: 3/24/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/19587

NOAA/NMFS is soliciting competitive proposals for grants and cooperative agreements that will support NMFS mission for stewardship of living marine resources through activities for the conservation, protection, and recovery of ESA-listed sea turtle species of the Pacific Island Region (PIR). Projects with species of international origin may also be considered. As noted within the U.S. Sea Turtle Recovery Plans, some recovery tasks do not necessarily apply to areas within jurisdiction of the U.S., but must be addressed to recover the species. Tasks in international locations are intended to benefit aggregations of marine turtles that have documented linkages to the PIR, are impacted by PIR activities managed by NOAA/NMFS, or projects that are relevant and applicable to NOAA/NMFS management and ESA recovery obligations.

 

Program: National Tribal Air Association Operations

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Next Deadline: 3/31/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/11864

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to provide comprehensive air quality policy and regulatory analysis including support and national coordination activities to assist tribes in understanding, participating in and responding to EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation’s policy and regulatory activities.

 

Program: Request for Proposals for the Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) Grant Program

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Next Deadline: 4/4/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/73353

The Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) grant program funds regional centers that serve both regional and national pollution prevention (P2) information needs. Grantees determine audience needs and then supply quality information and training on source reduction and related P2 practices. Grantees provide assistance and training to businesses whose lack of information may be an impediment to implementing source reduction, preventing pollution or adopting sustainable practices. Grantee activities must support regional P2 priorities and the national P2 information network. Proposals must describe P2 outputs and projected P2 outcomes for all activities. The work plan must describe how progress towards achieving the expected environmental outcomes will be measured.

 

Program: Grants Program

Agency: Firedoll Foundation

Next Deadline: 3/30/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/01597

The sponsor provides grants to eligible applicants for projects in the focus areas of Community Development and Entrepreneurship; Immigrant Issues and Human Rights; Environmental Conservation; The Peace Process in the Middle East; and Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury.

 

Program: Conservation & Sustainable Development

Agency: MacArthur (John D. & Catherine T.) Foundation

Next Deadline: 4/4/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/12287

MacArthur's conservation and sustainable development program makes grants on a three-year recurring cycle, with one portfolio of grants prepared annually within each region and for the coastal marine initiative.

 

Program: ROSES 2012: Astrophysics Research and Analysis

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Next Deadline: 3/21/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/21290

The Astrophysics Research and Analysis Program (APRA) program solicits basic research proposals for investigations that are relevant to NASA's programs in astronomy and astrophysics and includes research over the entire range of photons, gravitational waves, and particles of cosmic origin. Awards may be for up to four years’ duration (up to five years for suborbital investigations), but shorter-term proposals are typical; four-year or five-year proposals must be well justified. Proposals for suborbital investigations are particularly encouraged.

 

Program: ROSES 2012: Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Next Deadline: 3/30/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/27383

This program element solicits proposals that advance the goals and objectives of NASA’s Earth Science Division by conducting unique research to investigate 1) unforeseen or unpredictable Earth system events and opportunities that require rapid response, and 2) novel new ideas of potential high merit and relevance for ESD science that have not otherwise been solicited by NASA in the past three years. No specific budget is identified for this program element; selected proposals will be funded by the benefitting ESD program.

 

Program: ROSES 2012: Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer Guest Investigator Program

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Next Deadline: 3/28/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/31449

This solicitation is for investigations in the LADEE Guest Investigator Program (GIP). The goals of the program are to: a) enhance the scientific return from the LADEE mission by broadening participation in the mission and b) augment the existing LADEE science team to include new members conducting investigations that broaden and/or complement the funded Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigator (Co-I)-led investigations, thus maximizing the contribution of LADEE to the future exploration and scientific understanding of the Moon.

 

Program: Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Next Deadline: 4/9/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/31509

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is soliciting the submission of multiinstitutional team-based proposals for research as participating membersof the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), hereafter referred to as 'the Institute.' The Institute will succeed the current NASA Lunar Science Institute. Proposals must clearly articulate an innovative, broadly based research program addressing basic and applied scientific questions fundamental to understanding the nature of the Moon, Near Earth Asteroids (NEA), the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and the near space environments of these target bodies, to enable human exploration of these destinations. Proposals in the areas of astrophysics and heliophysics that are enabled through human and robotic exploration of the Target Bodies are also solicited through this Cooperative Agreement Notice. The research scope for the CAN is in the fields of lunar, NEA, and Martian moon sciences, with preference given to topics that relate to the joint interests of both planetary science and human exploration. Topics in astrophysics and heliophysics that are enabled through exploration of the Target Bodies are also within the scope of the CAN. The proposed research should address NASAs science and exploration goals (either or both) and should include broadly based investigations of the highest quality that address basic and applied science objectives.

 

Program: Immune Mechanisms of Virus Control

Agency: NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Next Deadline: 4/15/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/31289

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications to be part of a network of synergistic research teams focused on the immunological parameters of virus infection and vaccination that are important for understanding the key molecular and cellular immune mechanisms involved in the natural control of infection, the induction of protective immunity by vaccination, or the immune-mediated processes that cause pathology after virus infection or vaccination. Studies involving multiple viruses are encouraged to foster discovery of novel immune mechanisms and generalizable principles of anti-viral immunity. The viruses of interest to the Immune Mechanisms of Virus Control (IMVC) program are listed as part of the NIAID Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/emerging/Pages/list.aspx). The ultimate goal of this program is to discover and define novel basic immune mechanisms for controlling virus infections that will lead to new potential targets for developing future vaccines and therapeutics.

 

Program: Bioengineering Research Grants

Agency: NIH, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Next Deadline: 5/6/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/05470

The sponsor provides support for Bioengineering Research Grants (BRGs) for basic and applied multi-disciplinary research that addresses important biological, bioengineering or medical research problems.

 

Program: Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program

Agency: NIH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Next Deadline: 4/9/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/25297

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) invites applications for the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, research support, and training functions. The scope of the SRP Centers is taken directly from the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and include: (1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; (2) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; (3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and (4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances.

 

Program: Macrosystems Biology

Agency: NSF, Directorate for Biological Sciences

Next Deadline: 3/31/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/10927

The MacroSystems Biology: Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and invasive species at regional to continental scales as well as planning, training, and development activities to enable groups to conduct MacroSystems Biology Research.

 

Program: EarthCube: Developing a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences

Agency: NSF, Directorate for Geosciences

Next Deadline: 3/20/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/31446

EarthCube is a community-driven activity sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate of Geosciences and Office of Cyberinfrastructure to transform the conduct of geosciences research and education. EarthCube aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating the ability of the geosciences community to understand and predict the Earth system. EarthCube is a long-term dialog between the NSF and the interested scientific communities to develop cyberinfrastructure that is thoughtfully and systematically built to meet the current and future requirements of geoscientists. New avenues will be supported to gather community requirements and priorities for the elements of EarthCube, and to capture the best technologies to meet the current and future needs of the broad and diverse geoscience community. The EarthCube portfolio will consist of interconnected projects and activities that engage the geoscience, cyberinfrastructure, computer science, and associated communities. The portfolio of activities and funding opportunities will evolve over time depending on the status of the EarthCube effort and the scientific and cultural needs of the geosciences community.

 

Program: EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS)

Agency: NSF, Directorate for Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Next Deadline: 3/17/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/31383

This solicitation is jointly sponsored between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Divisions of Chemistry and Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) to encourage synergistic research activities and to enhance cooperation among the chemical sciences, materials research, geosciences, engineering, and biomedical and public health communities. The agencies jointly issue the solicitation, but will separately fund awards for Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS).

 

Program: Antarctic Research

Agency: Office of Polar Programs/NSF

Next Deadline: 4/14/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/65650

Scientific research and operational support of that research are the principal activities supported by the United States Government in Antarctica. The goals are to expand fundamental knowledge of the region, to foster research on global and regional problems of current scientific importance, and to use Antarctica as a platform from which to support research. The U.S. Antarctic Program provides support for fieldwork only when a compelling justification exists for doing the work in Antarctica (i.e., the work can only be done or is best done, in Antarctica). The program also supports Antarctic-related analytical research performed at home organizations.

 

Program: FY2012 & FY2013 Development Innovation Venture

Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development

Next Deadline: 4/11/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/23073

This Annual Program Statement (APS) requests applications for innovative solutions in all sectors provided they are clearly linked to solving a development challenge. DIV looks for compelling new development solutions, rigorously tests them, and helps scale those that are proven successful to reach millions of beneficiaries. DIV is interested in innovations that are expected to lead to transformative (as opposed to incremental) improvements to development outcomes that could ultimately scale across multiple developing countries and, ideally, multiple sectors in these countries. Innovative solutions can include new technologies and new service delivery practices or novel or more cost-effective variations on existing practices. Innovations are expected to eventually scale up through the private sector, the public sector, or a combination of the two in order to reach sustainability without DIV support.

 

Program: Annual Program Statement -- Leadership Initiative for Good Governance in Africa (LIGGA)

Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development

Next Deadline: 4/23/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/28347

The purpose of the Leadership Initiative for Good Governance in Africa (LIGGA) is to promote a culture of good governance and leaders of integrity who eschew corruption in Africa. Strengthening good governance, developing leadership capacity, modeling integrity, and promoting accountability is the focus of LIGGA, with emphasis on transparency, oversight mechanisms, representativeness and responsiveness, respect for human rights, and principles of inclusion, participation, and public service. Applications should be designed to enhance benefiting individuals‟ and organizations‟ ability to contribute positively and demonstrably to such aspects of democratic governance. Applications should offer programs that include participation from multiple African countries. This APS does not seek to support single-country programs that might otherwise be supported by USAID bilateral Missions. Rather, this APS seeks unique approaches that creatively bring together participants from multiple countries for learning, experience sharing, and network-building. Applications should provide a clear and rational explanation for the countries proposed to participate in the offered program. Applications should also explain how USAID Missions might be engaged in the program and if/how the program supports or complements USAID‟s extant programs in participating countries.

 

Program: Unidata Community Equipment Grants

Agency: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Next Deadline: 3/14/2013

Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/33048

The Unidata Program Center (UPC), which is manged by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, offers awards of up to $20,000 for equipment proposals for the deployment of Unidata-supported systems from academic institutions engaged in teaching and research in the geosciences.