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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.

 

April 2013

SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

Program: Grants Program

Agency: American Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Inc.
Next Deadline: 7/31/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/01554
The sponsor provides grants supporting research and public education toward enhancing scientific wildlife management and conservation of wild habitats in North America, with an emphasis on New York State.

 

Program: Grants Program

Agency: Conservation, Food and Health Foundation
Next Deadline: 6/30/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/59521
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in the developing world. The foundation helps build capacity within developing countries in its three areas of interest with grants that support research or projects that solve specific problems. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem in the field. It prefers to support projects addressing underfunded issues and geographic areas.

 

Program: Research and Studies for the Office of Net Assessment

Agency: Department of Defense
Next Deadline: 6/16/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/02726
The Office of Net Assessment conducts and sponsors analyses that compare the standing, trends, and future prospects of U.S. and foreign military capability and military potential. Priority is given to assessing aspects of the security environment and parts of the world that are likely to change in the future, and that may present threats or opportunities to the U.S. Assessments may focus on specific theaters, regions, functions, mission areas, major weapons categories, doctrine, etc., as well as on demographic, economic, and political developments that may affect the power and strategies of nations.

 

Program: George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Research Planning Grants

Agency: for Engineering/NSF
Next Deadline: 6/2/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/32151
To provide continuity in earthquake engineering research during the NEES2 competition period, NSF's Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) solicits proposals through this program solicitation for planning grants for research that could eventually require the advanced experimental capabilities of NEES2 facilities for follow-on research. Information about the NEES2 infrastructure will not be available until NSF issues the award for NEES2 operations. As the design of experiments in the follow-on research would be dependent on the specific NEES2 experimental facility to be used, NSF's expectation is that all preliminary testing at other than NEES2 facilities and preliminary numerical studies for proof-of-concept would have been completed under the planning grant, and researchers thus would be "NEES2-ready" to submit proposals in early FY 2015 to design experiments to directly utilize NEES2. Planning grant awardees are required to archive all experimental data generated during the research in the NEES2 operations awardee's data repository.

 

Program: Geoinformatics

Agency: Directorate for Geosciences/NSF
Next Deadline: 6/30/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/24367
The sponsor will consider proposals for the development of cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences (Geoinformatics). EAR seeks the development and implementation of enabling information technology with impacts that extend beyond an individual investigator or small group of investigators and that facilitates the next generation of geosciences research.

 

Program: Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry

Agency: Directorate for Geosciences/NSF
Next Deadline: 7/15/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/80811
The program provides support for studies in geobiology and low-temperature geochemistry.

 

Program: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP-SEP)

Agency: Directorate for Geosciences/NSF
Next Deadline: 7/17/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/80817
The sponsor supports studies in sedimentary geology and paleobiology.

 

Program: Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences

Agency: Dreyfus (Camille and Henry) Foundation, Inc.
Next Deadline: 6/4/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/03727
The Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences provides funding for innovative projects in any area consistent with the Foundation's broad objective to advance the chemical sciences.

 

Program: Marine and Hydrokinetic Environmental Effects Assessment and Monitoring

Agency: Golden Field Office/Department of Energy
Next Deadline: 5/15/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/32304
This program will support the collection of environmental monitoring and experimental data from MHK devices and analyses of existing data.

 

Program: Social Justice Fund

Agency: Muste (A.J.) Memorial Institute
Next Deadline: 6/30/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/36143
The Social Justice Fund currently makes 10 to 15 grants annually of up to $2,000 each for grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Mars Fundamental Research

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 7/1/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/00525
The Mars Fundamental Research Program (MFRP) seeks to sponsor the best and most innovative scientific research concerning atmospheric, climatological, geologic, geophysical, and geochemical processes on Mars. The program offers opportunities for Mars research beyond those available from analyses of spacecraft data alone.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Astrophysics Theory

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 7/1/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/02392
The Astrophysics Theory Program (ATP) supports efforts to develop the basic theory for NASA’s space astrophysics programs.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 6/2/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/02482
The overarching goal of NEWS investigations will be to integrate Earth Science Research Program components to make decisive progress toward the NEWS challenge. To achieve this objective, the NEWS investigations will integrate and interpret past, current, and future space based and in situ observations into assimilation and prediction products and models that are global in scope. These activities will serve efforts to improve understanding, modeling, and information for global prediction systems. To achieve these goals, the NEWS investigations must recognize that accurate prediction of not only trends in the mean, but also extremes and abrupt changes, is a key step toward useful applications. The critical feedbacks within the overall NEWS strategy are the lessons that scientific analysis, modeling, prediction, and consequences can guide and identify the technological and observational requirements of future NASA missions.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Cryospheric Science

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 6/16/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/08759
NASA’s Cryospheric Sciences Program supports basic research on the Earth’s sea- and land-based ice to understand its connections to the global system. Recent satellite observations show dramatic changes in the Earth’s polar ice sheets, especially in the thickness and extent of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, and thinning of the outlet glaciers draining the ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica. Given the tremendous areas that must be studied to characterize this change, space-based and other remote sensing techniques are required.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Planetary Geology and Geophysics

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 6/13/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/11275
The Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PGG) program supports scientific investigations of planetary surfaces and interiors, satellites (including the Moon), satellite and ring systems, and smaller Solar System bodies, such as asteroids and comets. The goals of the PGG program are to foster the synthesis, analysis, and comparative study of data that will improve the understanding of the extent and influence of planetary geological and geophysical processes on the bodies of the Solar System.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Planetary Astronomy

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 6/6/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/11276
The NASA Planetary Astronomy program includes support for both ground-based astronomical observations and suborbital investigations involving sounding rockets and balloons. Proposals are solicited for observations over the entire range of wavelengths from the ultraviolet to radio that contribute to the understanding of the general properties and evolution of the Solar System, its planets, their satellites, and of asteroids and comets.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Near Earth Object Observations

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 6/6/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/11277
NASA seeks investigations that promise a sustained, productive search for NEOs and/or obtain follow-up observations of sufficient astrometric precision to allow the accurate prediction of the trajectories of discovered objects. NASA will also consider within this program proposals that characterize a representative sample of these objects by measuring their sizes, shapes, and compositions.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Planetary Atmospheres

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 6/20/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/11279
The Planetary Atmospheres program supports scientific investigations that contribute to the understanding of the origins and evolution of the atmospheres of planets and their satellites and of comets. Its broad objectives include the determination of compositions, dynamics, energetics, and chemical behaviors of planetary atmospheres. For example, investigations that may be submitted to this program are those that seek to study the sources and mechanisms for deposition of energy; the characterization and understanding of dynamical processes and circulation, both global and local; relationships between currently observed properties and/or states of matter including clouds, particles, and ices; interaction of atmospheres with the solar wind and the effects of magnetic fields both permanent and induced on these processes; interactions of planetary atmospheres with planetary surfaces; and the chemical abundance, physical conditions, and processes that may have prevailed at the time the planets were formed, as they pertain to atmospheres.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 5/29/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/12766
NASA's Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry program focuses on describing, understanding, and predicting the biological and biogeochemical regimes of the upper ocean, as determined by observation of aquatic optical properties using remote sensing data, including those from space, aircraft, and other suborbital platforms.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Astrobiology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 6/12/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/14288
The goal of NASA's Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology program is to understand the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the Universe. Research is centered on the origin and early evolution of life, the potential of life to adapt to different environments, and the implications for life elsewhere. This research is conducted in the context of NASA’s ongoing exploration of our stellar neighborhood and the identification of biosignatures for in situ and remote sensing applications.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth System Science

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 6/2/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/19484
The primary objective of the Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth System Science (ACCESS) program is to enhance, extend, and improve existing components of NASA’s distributed and heterogeneous data and information systems infrastructure. NASA’s Earth science data systems, comprised of both core and community elements, directly support agency science and applied science goals and objectives. ACCESS projects increase the interconnectedness and reuse of key information technology software and techniques underpinning the advancement of Earth science research.

 

Program: Use of the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Testbed: A Communications, Navigation and Networking Reconfigurable Testbed

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 5/30/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/30062
NASA invites proposers to participate in the development, integration, and on-orbit execution of research and technology experiments and demonstrations using the Space Communication and Navigation (SCaN) Testbed aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The SCaN Testbed Project provides experimenters the opportunity to develop and field communications, navigation, and networking technologies in the laboratory and space environment based on reconfigurable, software defined radio platforms and the Space Telecommunications Radio System (STRS) Architecture. The SCaN Testbed flight system consists of reconfigurable, software defined radios, RF systems operating at S-band, Ka-band, and L-band, and command and data handling and networking systems.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Heliophysics Technology and Instrument Development for Science

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 6/13/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/32122
The H-TIDeS program solicits proposals for investigations that are relevant to NASA's programs in Heliophysics. The H-TIDeS program seeks to investigate key Heliophysics science questions by addressing the best possible (i) science and/or technology investigations that can be carried out with instruments flown on suborbital sounding rockets, stratospheric balloons, CubeSats, or other platforms; (ii) state-of-the- art instrument technology development for instruments that may be proposed as candidate experiments for future space flight opportunities; (iii) laboratory research. Advancement in Heliophysics science requires the development and application of new technologies that will yield the next generation of innovative instruments. Laboratory research can be a relevant supplement to instrumentation and to the science of Heliophysics. The ability to achieve significant progress toward the scientific and technical challenges in Heliophysics in the coming years is greatly enhanced through the H-TIDeS program.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Origins of Solar Systems

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 5/22/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/88324
The Origins of Solar Systems program solicits basic research proposals to conduct scientific investigations related to understanding the formation and early evolution of planetary systems and to provide the fundamental research and analysis necessary to detect and characterize other planetary systems. These investigations may involve analytical and numerical modeling, laboratory research, and observational studies in the following areas: star formation and the relationship to planetary system formation, solar nebula processes, accumulation and dynamical evolution, analysis of primitive materials, and the detection and characterization of other planetary systems.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Astrophysics Data Analysis

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 5/16/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/88364
The Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP) solicits research whose primary emphasis is the analysis of NASA space astrophysics data that are archived in the public domain at the time of proposal submission. Most of these data have undergone considerable reduction and refinement by way of calibrations and ordering and extensive data analysis software tools often exist for these data.

 

Program: ROSES 2013: Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Sciences

Agency: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Next Deadline: 5/22/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/91373
This Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Science (EPOESS) solicitation is for project activities utilizing SMD content supporting NASA education and public outreach (E/PO) objectives.

 

Program: Acres for America

Agency: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Next Deadline: 5/31/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/86951
The Acres for America program provides funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property.

 

Program: RFA-AI-13-013--Partnerships for Biodefense

Agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
Next Deadline: 7/1/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/32059
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications for projects that support preclinical development of lead candidate therapeutics, vaccines and related technologies, or diagnostics against NIAID Category A, B, or C priority agents. Applications must include a Product Development Strategy attachment and demonstrate substantive investment by at least one industrial participant.

 

Program: RFA-AI-13-016--Cooperative Centers on Human Immunology

Agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
Next Deadline: 7/28/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/32343
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications for hypothesis-testing, mechanistic studies on the activation and regulation of human immune responses in the context of infectious disease. The immediate objectives are to support research on human immunological responses to infection, vaccination against infectious disease, or administration of a vaccine adjuvant(s) that targets an innate immune receptor(s); and to support the stable, flexible, centralized infrastructure needed to promote and coordinate multi-disciplinary research in human immunology as it relates to defense against infectious disease. This research program was initiated by NIAID in fiscal year 2003 and is being renewed for the second time through open competition. All qualified investigators are invited to apply; prior funding under this program or through NIAID or NIH is not required.

 

Program: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities: Economics, Markets and Trade

Agency: National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture
Next Deadline: 5/21/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/30766
In FY 2012, AFRI invites Research Project applications in the following programs in the following programs in the Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities: Economics, Markets and Trade.

 

Program: RFA-GM-14-004--Collaborations for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells

Agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences/NIH/DHHS
Next Deadline: 5/29/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/27447
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) invites applications for inter-disciplinary collaborative projects to advance studies of macromolecular interactions and their relationship to function in cells. These collaborations are designed to integrate additional research strategies into NIGMS' research base of laboratories specializing in macromolecular function in living systems. Grantees may use this funding opportunity to (i) complement each other's capabilities (for example, in biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, or pharmacology), where the innovation is in the biology rather than in the technology; (ii) apply proven technologies that are technically challenging, expensive, or not yet widely used in cell biology and allied fields (for example, mass spectrometry, high-throughput screening); (iii) develop, pilot, evaluate, and/or apply emerging technologies (for example, superresolution light microscopy); (iv) carry out feasibility studies or upstream research and development of new technological concepts that are unproven, but potentially useful for study of macromolecular interactions. This FOA invites unconventional research strategies, including exploratory, descriptive, and statistical approaches, and encourages discovery and hypothesis generation as research objectives.

 

Program: RFA-GM-14-005--Research Networks for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells

Agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences/NIH/DHHS
Next Deadline: 5/29/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/27449
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) invites applications for iinter-disciplinary collaborative research networks to advance studies of macromolecular interactions and their relationship to function in cells. These networks are designed to integrate additional research strategies into NIGMS' research base of laboratories specializing in macromolecular function in living systems. Invetigators may use this funding opportunity to (i) complement each other's capabilities (for example, in biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, or pharmacology), where the innovation is in the biology rather than in the technology; (ii) apply proven technologies that are technically challenging, expensive, or not yet widely used in cell biology and allied fields (for example, mass spectrometry, high-throughput screening); (iii) develop, pilot, evaluate, and/or apply emerging technologies (for example, superresolution light microscopy); (iv) carry out feasibility studies or upstream research and development of new technological concepts that are unproven, but potentially useful for study of macromolecular interactions. This FOA invites unconventional research strategies, including exploratory, descriptive, and statistical approaches, and encourages discovery and hypothesis generation as research objectives. This FOA will use the NIH U54 Specialized Center- Cooperative Agreements award mechanism.

 

Program: RFA-GM-14-002--Genomes to Natural Products

Agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences/NIH/DHHS
Next Deadline: 7/16/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/32121
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) invites applications that utilize the wealth of genomic and metagenomic sequencing data available, and recent advances in synthetic biology for the purpose of developing new high-throughput and broadly applicable approaches to natural products discovery. Well-integrated, collaborative research teams possessing synthetic biology, bioinformatics, and natural products expertise are encouraged to apply. Applicants responding to this FOA must also plan for participation in trans-network activities, including collaborative projects with other network participants.

 

Program: Social Science Research on Forensic Science

Agency: National Institute of Justice/Department of Justice
Next Deadline: 5/14/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/95391
The sponsor is seeking applications for funding social science research on forensic science. This program furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels.

 

Program: Grants Program

Agency: Needmor Fund
Next Deadline: 5/30/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/68543
The mission of the sponsor is to work with others to bring about social justice. The sponsor supports people who work together to change the social, economic, or political conditions which bar their access to participation in a democratic society.

 

Program: Cooperative Landscape Conservation and Adaptive Science

Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Department of the Interior
Next Deadline: 6/3/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/29110
The sponsor announces the availability of funds for the Cooperative Landscape Conservation and Adaptive Science program. The USFWS uses a science-based, adaptive framework for setting and achieving cross-program conservation objectives that strategically address the problems fish and wildlife will face in the future. This framework, called Strategic Habitat Conservation, is based on the principles of adaptive management and uses population and habitat data, ecological models, and focused monitoring and assessment efforts to develop and implement strategies that result in measurable fish and wildlife population outcomes. In addition, by leveraging resources and strategically targeting science to inform conservation decisions and actions, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) are being established to create a network of partners working in unison to ensure the sustainability of America's land, water, wildlife and cultural resources.

 

Program: Fiscal Year 2013 Recovery Implementation Fund

Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Department of the Interior
Next Deadline: 7/30/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/31230
The FWS Endangered Species Program provides Federal financial assistance on a competitive basis to States, other Federal agencies, landowners, educators, non-profit organizations, researchers, and other partners to secure information about endangered, threatened or candidate species, to aid in the recovery of these species, to avert listing of species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, and to help conserve the ecosystems upon which these species depend. The FWS and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which is part of the Department of Commerce¿s NOAA Fisheries office, share Endangered Species Act responsibilities for several species such as sea turtles.

 

Program: Cooperative Research Units Program FY 2013

Agency: U.S. Geological Survey/Department of the Interior
Next Deadline: 6/24/2013
Details: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Program/Opportunity/25196
The sponsor announces the availability of funds for the Cooperative Research Units Program FY 2013. The Cooperative Research Units Program is a unique collaborative relationship between States, Universities, the Federal government and a non-profit organization.