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National Institutes of Health
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
May 07, 2019
Final Deadline:
May 07, 2019
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage collaborations between the life and physical sciences that: 1) apply a multidisciplinary bioengineering approach to the solution of a biomedical problem; and 2) integrate, optimize, validate, translate or otherwise accelerate the adoption of promising tools, methods and techniques for a specific research or clinical problem in...
Final Deadline:
May 01, 2019
Research to Action Funding Opportunity Open: May 5, 2016 Closes: May 2019 This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications using community-engaged research methods to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to the community and to implement an environmental public health action...
Final Deadline:
Feb 06, 2019
The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of...
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Jan 10, 2019
Final Deadline:
Jan 22, 2019
For the NSF-Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program (NSF 18-513), each Penn State campus may submit up to three proposals, with up to two in Track 1 (Track 1 proposals are those requesting from NSF $100,000 to less than $1 million) and one in Track 2 (Track 2 proposals are those requesting from NSF $1 million up to and including $4 million). Again this year, the cost share for...
Bureau of Reclamation
Final Deadline:
Dec 13, 2018
The goal of the DWPR Program is to increase water supplies by reducing cost, energy consumption and environmental impacts of treating impaired and otherwise unusable waters.
USD $1,000,000 (USD unless defined below)
Final Deadline:
Oct 26, 2018
Despite significant increases in the proportion of women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctoral degrees, women are significantly underrepresented as faculty, particularly in upper ranks, and in academic administrative positions, in almost all STEM fields. The problems of recruitment, retention, and advancement that are the causes of this underrepresentation...
American Geophysical Union
The Ocean Sciences Early Career Award is given in odd-numbered years to an early career scientist (no more than 10 years post-degree) in recognition of significant contributions to and promise in the ocean sciences. ...
Dear Faculty Member: We are writing to announce the Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellows Program designed to support faculty members from the sciences, humanities, engineering, and social sciences, to develop new interdisciplinary research collaborations that have a deeply integrated ethics dimension. All Penn State University Park faculty members at all career levels and established research...
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels”. This FOA supports BETO’s goal of meeting its 2022 cost target of $3/gallon gasoline equivalent (gge) for the production of hydrocarbon fuels from lignocellulosic biomass...
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
USD $30,000,000 (USD unless defined below)
The Solar Energy Program (SEP) provides financial assistance in the forms of grants and loan funds to promote the use of alternative solar energy in Pennsylvania. The program is administered jointly by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) under the direction of the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). ...
Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research
CPBR's generic list of company members' research needs is updated annually by the companies. The list becomes part of the CPBR Request for Preproposals ("RFP"). The companies are also invited to submit a short summary of their current research needs to be included (anonymously) in the RFP. ...
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
USD $125,000 (USD unless defined below)
This new program aims to revolutionize our understanding of the location and behavior of all carbon on Earth. Through an international network of laboratories across a number of scientific disciplines, the Deep Carbon Observatory will look at the role of carbon in numerous processes; including the origin of life on this planet, the chemical composition of the Earth?s core, and the distribution ...
National Geographic
The goal of this RFP is to measurably reduce plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean. We support scientists working to fill key knowledge gaps around the flow of plastic from their sources into the ocean. We seek innovators, including conservationists, educators, and storytellers, who can develop solutions to effect behavior change in key stakeholders. Preference will be given to projects...
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Our geographical focus will be on three regions: the Great Lakes of East Central Africa, the Greater Mekong and its headwaters, and the watersheds of the Andes. Each is a place of high biodiversity, important freshwater service, and carbon-storage value.The Great Lakes and the Mekong were selected because success there would benefit the largest numbers of vulnerable people and because of ...
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
We collaborate with other groups to conserve landscapes in the San Francisco Bay Area, for the future generations who will call this region home.Our goals are to maintain and, where possible, increase the Bay Area?s remarkable biodiversity, ecosystem services, and nature-based recreation opportunities. In order to achieve these objectives, we pursue several strategies: ...
American Geophysical Union
USD $1,000 (USD unless defined below)
Established in 2008, the Yoram J. Kaufman Unselfish Cooperation in Research Award is given annually to one scientist, who is in the advanced stage of her/his career, in recognition of broad influence in atmospheric science through exceptional creativity, inspiration of younger scientists, mentoring, international collaborations, and unselfish cooperation in research. This award is named in ...
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Sep 08, 2016
The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) is an umbrella for two complementary subprograms, Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) and Building Innovation Capacity (BIC). Overall, the PFI program offers opportunities to connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships...
Pittsburgh Foundation
The goal of the New Investigator Research Grants is to provide research support for innovative basic scientists in Pennsylvania as they transition into an academic position as a new independent investigator. Proposals are required to address basic (fundamental, pure) questions addressing core principles in biology, physics and chemistry or at the disciplinary boundaries between these fields. ...
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
To protect existing development from sea_level rise and shoreline migration through dune creation and maintenance, beach fill projects and repair of existing shore protection structures. ...
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce 24 new awardees for the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program, designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative models for graduate education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). "STEM graduate education is a critical component of maintaining and...