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Upcoming Funding Opportunities

October 2021

NIH PAR-21-271, Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • Award budgets should be composed of salary and other program-related expenses.
  • Project duration expected to be no more than 5 years.

The purpose of the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) program is to support a cohort of early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research in NIH mission areas. The long-term goal of this program is to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce.

Baxter, Detecting Microbial Contamination In Aqueous Solutions

Deadline:

We are seeking novel methods for detecting microbial contamination in aqueous solutions that can be performed by unskilled operators such as patients. The project should result in a demonstrated proof-of-concept or prototype.  Today, our aqueous solutions are produced and terminally sterilized in large manufacturing facilities. At Baxter, we envision a future where solutions are produced at smaller scale and closer to the point-of-use. To realize this vision, we must ensure that the final solutions delivered to patients are free from microorganisms.

Baxter, Detecting Endotoxin Contamination In Aqueous Solutions

Deadline:
  • Awards expected to be between $150,000 - $300,000 for 6 – 12 month projects.

At Baxter, we envision a future where solutions are produced at smaller scale and closer to the point-of-use. To realize this vision, we must ensure that the final solutions delivered to patients are free from endotoxins.  We are seeking simplified methods for detecting endotoxin contamination in aqueous solutions that can be performed by untrained operators, such as patients. The project should result in a demonstrated proof-of-concept or prototype.

November 2021

NSF 21-506, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs

Deadline:
  • $70 million available to fund approx. 250 awards.
  • IOS accepts proposals into two tracks, the Core Programs track and the Rules of Life track.
  • Proposals accepted anytime.  No deadline.

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) Core Programs support research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals are welcomed in all of the core scientific program areas supported by the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS).

NSF 21-615, Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI-2022/23)

Deadline:
  • LOI due Nov. 10th.  Pre-proposal due Dec. 16th.
  • $60 million available to fund approx. 30 awards in FY22 and FY23.  About 15 awards will be made in each fiscal year.
  • Express interest in collaborating on this funding opportunity here.
  • Must be invited to submit full proposal Mar. 10.

The Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program of the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner.

December 2021

NSF 21-526, Arctic Research Opportunities

Deadline:
  • Proposals accepted anytime.  No deadline.
  • $40 million available to fund approx. 75 awards.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to the Arctic Sciences Section, Office of Polar Programs (OPP), to conduct research about the Arctic region.

NSF 21-544, Long Term Research in Environmental Biology

Deadline:
  • Proposals can be submitted anytime.  No deadline.
  • $6 million available.  Awards expected to be no more than $600,000.

The Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) Program supports the generation of extended time series of data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science.

NSF 20-105, Dear Colleague Letter: Sentinel Cells for Surveillance and Response to Emergent Infectious Diseases (Sentinels)

Deadline:

Given the immense reservoirs of zoonotic diseases, it is unlikely that the current COVID-19 pandemic is the last seen in our lifetime. Indeed, with increased contact between humans and animals, environmental pressures, stochastic mutation and evolutionary processes, the probability that new infectious diseases will emerge is almost certain. There is an opportunity to use the power of synthetic biology, cellular engineering, biosensing, and immunoengineering, and other approaches at the intersection of biology and engineering to address this new threat. In particular, there is an urgent need for novel approaches to predict or detect the emergence of new infectious diseases, including agents that have recently appeared within a population or have existed and are showing signs of rapid expansion.

January 2022

NSF 21-619, Biology Integration Institutes (BII)

Deadline:
  • $15 million available in FY22 to fund approx. 4-6 awards.
  • Express interest in collaborating on this funding opportunity here.

Biology has transformed science over the last century through discoveries that cross subdisciplines from the molecular to the organismal to the ecosystem level. While making great progress, biology has also slowly fragmented into subdisciplines, creating a dynamic tension between unifying principles and increasingly reductionist pursuits.

April 2022

NSF 21-557, EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4:

Deadline:
  •        See Limited Submission application instructions on Grants Hub website.

RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers.  During these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, develop new collaborations or advance existing partnerships, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and/or shift their research toward potentially transformative new directions.  The experiences gained through the fellowships are intended to have lasting impacts that will enhance the Fellows’ research trajectories well beyond the award period.  These benefits to the Fellows are also expe

NSF 21-557, EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4:

Deadline:
  • See Limited Submission application instructions on Grants Hub website.

RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers.  During these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, develop new collaborations or advance existing partnerships, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and/or shift their research toward potentially transformative new directions.  The experiences gained through the fellowships are intended to have lasting impacts that will enhance the Fellows’ research trajectories well beyond the award period.  These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to

DARPA HR001121S0025, Biological Technologies

Deadline:
  • Number of awards is dependent on the number of eligible applications submitted.

The mission of BTO is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences. BTO’s research investment portfolio includes combating pandemic disease, innovative physiological interventions, human performance and warfighter readiness, and deep exploration of changing ecologies and environments for improving U.S. capabilities and resilience. BTO’s programs operate across a wide range of scales, from individual cells to the warfighter to global ecosystems. BTO responds to the urgent and long-term needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and addresses national security priorities.

July 2022

NSF PD-21-1443, Fluid Dynamics

Deadline:
  • $9.175 million available
  • No deadline.  Proposals can be submitted anytime.

The Fluid Dynamics program is part of the Transport Phenomena cluster, which also includes 1) the Combustion and Fire Systems program; 2) the Particulate and Multiphase Processes program; and 3) the Thermal Transport Processes program.

The Fluid Dynamics program supports fundamental research toward gaining an understanding of the physics of various fluid dynamics phenomena. Proposed research should contribute to basic scientific understanding via experiments, theoretical developments, and computational discovery.

NSF PD-21-7236, Biophotonics

Deadline:
  • $6.6 million available
  • No deadline. Proposals accepted anytime.

The Biophotonics program is part of the Engineering Biology and Health cluster, which also includes:

1) the Biosensing program;

2) the Cellular and Biochemical Engineering program;

3) the Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering program; and

4) the Engineering of Biomedical Systems program.

NSF PD-21-7643, Environmental Sustainability

Deadline:
  • $7.066 million available
  • No deadline. Proposals accepted anytime

The Environmental Sustainability program is part of the Environmental Engineering and Sustainability cluster together with

1) the Environmental Engineering program and

2) the Nanoscale Interactions program.

NSF PD-21-1179, Nanoscale Interactions

Deadline:
  • No deadline.  Proposals accepted anytime.

The Nanoscale Interactions program is part of the Environmental Engineering and Sustainability cluster, which also includes: 1) the Environmental Engineering program; and 2) the Environmental Sustainability program.

The goal of the Nanoscale Interactions program is to support research to advance fundamental and quantitative understanding of the interactions of nanomaterials and nanosystems with biological and environmental media.