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Past Funding Opportunities

June 2022

USDA-NRCS-COMM-22-NOFO0001139, Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities – Building Markets and Investing in America’s Climate-Smart Farmers, Ranchers & Forest Owners to Strengthen U.S. Rural and Agricultural Communities

Deadline:
  • $1 billion available to fund approx. 50 awards.
  • Awards for Pool 1 should be between $5 and $100 million.  Awards for Pool 2 should be $250,000 to $5 million.

Up to approximately $1 billion will be made available for the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities projects through this funding opportunity, which will build markets and invest in America’s climate-smart farmers, ranchers, and forest owners to strengthen U.S. rural and agricultural communities. Through the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities, USDA will support the production and marketing of climate-smart commodities through a set of pilot projects that provide voluntary incentives through partners to producers and landowners.

May 2022

NSF 22-566, NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program (I-Corps™ Hubs)

Deadline:
  • $60 million available to fund approx. 4 awards.
  • Awards expected to be no more than $3 million per year for 5 years.

NSF seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem built upon fundamental research that guides the output of scientific and engineering discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products, processes, and services that benefit society. The goal of the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program is to use experiential education to help researchers reduce the time necessary to translate a promising idea from the laboratory bench to widespread implementation.

USDA-AMS-TM-RFSP-G-22-0009, Regional Food System Partnerships

Deadline:
  • $40 million available to fund approx. 60 awards.
  • Awards expected to be between $100,000 and $1 million

The RFSP supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The RFSP focuses on building and strengthening local or regional food economy viability and resilience, and this includes pandemic response and recovery. Applicants will work with their partners to catalyze the development of local or regional food systems. Applicants will coordinate efforts within the partnership to set priorities, connect resources and services, and measure progress towards common goals. Partnerships are authorized to:

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

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.

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

NIH PAR-22-108, Innovative ways to provide education on antimicrobial stewardship practices in animals (U01) Clinical Trial Not Allowed

Deadline:
  • LOIs due Apr 1.  Full proposals due May 2.
  • Awards will be no more than $300,000 in total costs per year for 5-year projects.

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity is to solicit applications to develop innovative ways to disseminate information about the health risks associated with antimicrobial resistance and the benefits of implementing good antimicrobial stewardship practices for managing diseases in food-producing animals.

Adopting good antimicrobial stewardship practices, including optimizing how antimicrobials are used as part of herd/flock disease management plans, can help slow the development of antimicrobial resistance while effectively managing animal disease.

CDC RFA-CK-22-008, Building Mathematical Modeling Workforce Capacity to Support Infectious Disease and Healthcare Research

Deadline:
  • LOIs due Apr 4th.  Full proposals due May 4th.
  • $5.4 million available to fund approx. 6 awards.
  • Awards expected to be between $200,000 and $300,000 per year for 3-year projects.

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity is to support pre-doctoral fellows’ innovative research to develop and apply computational tools and mathematical methods for modeling the spread of pathogens in healthcare settings (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, healthcare-associated infections [HAIs], antimicrobial resistant organisms [AROs]).

USDA-ARS, FY2022 Pulse Crop Health Initiative

Deadline:
  • No set amount for awards, but requested amount should be realistic for the project proposed. 
  • Funds will be initially awarded for 1 year, and then future funding based on availability and research results from first year.
  • A 20% cost share is required throughout life of project.

The Pulse Crop Health Initiative (PCHI), administered through the USDA, Agricultural Research Service, and Edward T.

DE-FOA-002605, Deploying Solar with Wildlife and Ecosystem Services Benefits (SolWEB)

Deadline:
  • Pre-proposals due Apr 11th.
  • $10 million available to fund approx. 8 awards. 
  • Projects will be awarded for two different topic areas:
    • Topic Area 1: Wildlife-Solar Energy Interactions – 2-4 awards, $1-$2 million each.
    • Topic Area 2: Ecosystem Services from Solar Facilities – 2-4 awards, $500,000-$2 million each.
  • Must be invited to submit full proposal.

On March 1, 2022, the U.S.

DOD HR001121S0025, Biological Technologies

Deadline:

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

USDA-AMS-TM-FSMIP-G-22-0004, Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

Deadline:
  • $1 million available to fund approx. 5 awards.
  • Awards expected to be between $50,000 and $250,000
  • $1 for $1 match is required.

The Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) is authorized by section 204(b) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. § 1623(b)). To explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system. FSMIP funds a wide range of applied research projects that address barriers, challenges, and opportunities in marketing, transportation, and distribution of U.S. food and agricultural products domestically and internationally.

USDA-NIFA-HEP-008883, Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship

Deadline:
  • $3.1 million available to fund approx. 14 awards per year.
  • Awards will be between $41,000 and $262,500 for up to 5 years depending on the fellowship.

This grant program supports: (1) training students for master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences; and (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Applicants provide clarity about the philosophy of their graduate training, and relevance to USDA mission sciences, NIFA priorities and national science education policies and statistics.

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-009002, 2022 Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Deadline:
  • LOIs due Apr 27th.  Full proposals due July 28th.  Must be invited to submit full.
  • $80 million available to fund approx. 8 awards.
  • Awards expected to up to $10 million for 5-year projects.

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative's Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program area promotes the sustainable supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food and other agricultural products, while enhancing economic opportunities and improving the long-term health and well-being of all Americans.

NIH PAR-22-000, Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • LOIs due Apr 30th.  Full proposals due May 30th.
  • Awards up to $20,000 in direct costs per year with an additional $20,000 available for projects needing participant support costs.
  • Project duration of up to 5 years.

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

March 2022

Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grants Program FY2022

Deadline:
  • Pre-proposals due Mar 22.  Must be invited to submit full proposals.
  • Awards expected to be between $10,000 and $1 million.
  • 5% Cost Share is required.
  • Must be invited to submit full proposal.

The IEC Competitive Grant Program is funded by Iowa utility ratepayers. Funds will be used

for projects that aid in the implementation of the seven key focus areas of the Iowa Energy Plan and provide a benefit to the Iowa ratepayers.

The seven key focus areas of the Iowa Energy Plan are:

NIH RFA-CA-22-004, Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Biospecimen Science Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • LOIs due Mar 22.
  • $900,000 available to fund 2 awards for FY23.
  • Awards will be up to $300,000 in direct costs per year for 3-year projects.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on further development and validation of emerging technologies that improve the quality of the samples used for cancer research or clinical care. This includes new capabilities to address issues related to pre-analytical degradation of targeted analytes during the collection, processing, handling, and/or storage of cancer-relevant biospecimens.

Bayer Crop Science, Testing4Ag: Novel compounds for early biological screening cascades

Deadline:

Through its new Testing4Ag program, Bayer is calling on researchers to submit chemical compounds to be screened using its state-of-the-art biological assays. Any IP generated from the program will stay with researchers and their organization.

 

Relevant expertise and departments:

  • Crop Science
  • Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry

USDA-NIFA-ICGP-008621, Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

Deadline:
  • $30 million available to fund approx. 10 awards.
  • Awards expected to be between $50,000 and $3 million for up to 4-year projects.

NIFA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) seeks to solves critical organic agriculture issues, priorities or problems through research, education, and Extension activities. OREI funds projects that enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high-quality organic agricultural products. The OREI program is particularly interested in projects that emphasize research, education and outreach that assist farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning.

February 2022

NIH RFA-AG-23-002, Cell-Specific Impact of Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation in Aging and AD/ADRD (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • LOIs due Feb. 1st.  Full proposals due Mar 3rd.
  • $2.5 million available to fund approx. 8-10 awards in FY23.
  • Budgets not to exceed $275,000 in direct costs for 2-year projects.

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research to identify cell-specific mechanisms in biomolecular condensate (BMC) formation and function, providing novel information for the role BMCs play in diverse cell types in the context of aging and neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or AD-related dementias (ADRD).

NIH RFA-AG-22-026, Transition to Aging Research for Predoctoral Students (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • $450,000 available in FY22 to fund 7-10 awards.

NIA invites outstanding graduate students from a wide range of broad research areas who are interested in receiving aging-related postdoctoral training to apply for this award. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) fosters the development of research and clinician scientists in the following areas: genetic, biological, clinical, epidemiological, neuroscience, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging, both basic and translational.

This two-phase award will allow awardees to complete doctoral dissertation projects and provides a variety of training supports to facilitate the smooth transition of doctoral graduates into competitive, aging-focused postdoctoral positions.

NIH PA-22-047, Large Research Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) (R01)

Deadline:
  • Number of awards is contingent on the number of applications received.
  • Budgets should be no more than $500,000 in direct costs per year for 5-year projects.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for grant funding to conduct Large Health Services Research Projects (R01) focused on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB).

NIH PAR-19-158, Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • Number of awards is contingent on the number of applications received.
  • Awards budgets should be no more than 5 years.

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 basic, translational, or clinical science and practice.

NIH PAR-22-066, Basic Neurodevelopmental Biology of Circuits and Behavior (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • Number of awards is contingent on the number of applications received.
  • Award budgets should be no more than $500,000 in direct costs per year for 5-year projects.
  • Related FOA PAR-22-067 available for R21 awards due Feb. 16, 2022.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research projects focused on the dynamic and mechanistic links between the maturation of brain circuits and behaviors across development in rodents and non-human primates.

NSF 21-516, Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)

Deadline:
  • $18 million available to fund 35-45 awards.

The MCA offers an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the Associate Professor rank (or equivalent) to substantively enhance and advance their research program through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than their home institution. Projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new but related problems previously inaccessible without new methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged.

Partners from outside the PI's own sub-discipline or discipline are encouraged, but not required, to enhance interdisciplinary networking and convergence across science and engineering fields.

NIH PAR-21-351, NIA Career Transition Award (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • Number of awards is contingent on the number of applications received.
  • Awards will be made for up to 3 years.

The purpose of the NIA Career Transition Award (CTA) is to facilitate the transition of mentored researchers to tenure-track faculty positions conducting research that advances the mission of NIA. This award will provide three years of protected time through salary and research support to conduct biomedical research at an extramural sponsoring institution/organization to which the individual has been recruited, been offered, and has accepted a tenure-track full-time assistant professor position (or equivalent).

NIH PAR-21-168, Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • LOIs due Feb. 15th.  Full proposals due Mar. 17th.
  • Number of awards is contingent on the number of applications received.
  • Budgets not to exceed $125,000 in direct costs per year for 5 years.
  • Funds can be requested for between 8 and 15 weeks of research education experience per year.

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

NIH PAR-21-355, Innovative Screening Approaches and Therapies for Screenable Disorders in Newborns (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline:
  • Number of awards is contingent on the number of applications received.
  • Budgets not to exceed $275,000 in direct costs for 2-year projects.
  • Related FOAs PAR-21-353 and PAR-21-354 available for R01 and R03 awards respectively.

This FOA encourages research relevant to the development of novel screening approaches and/or therapeutic interventions for potentially fatal or disabling conditions that have been identified through newborn screening, as well as for "high priority" genetic conditions where screening may be pos

NIH PAR-22-062, Modulating Human Microbiome Function to Enhance Immune Responses Against Cancer (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • Awards may not exceed $275,000 in direct costs for 2-year projects.
  • Related FOA PAR-22-061 available for R01 awards due Feb. 5, 2022.

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support basic research that elucidates mechanisms by which the human microbiome inhibits or enhances anti-tumor immune responses, and to identify potential novel molecular targets for cancer prevention strategies.

U.S. Department of Energy, Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize

Deadline:
  • $2.5 million available to fund 10 awards.
  • Phase 1 funds will awards prizes of up to $200,000 for 1-year projects.

Advancing equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunities is a responsibility of the entire U.S. government, including the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize fits into President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative, which promises to deliver 40% of climate investment benefits to disadvantaged communities and, at the same time, inform equitable research, development, and deployment within DOE.

NIH RFA-HD-22-023, Elucidating the Role of Nutrition in Care and Development of Preterm Infants (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline:
  • LOIs due Feb. 28th.  Full proposals due Mar. 30th.
  • $1 million available to fund approx. 4 awards in FY22.
  • Budgets limited to $499,999 in direct costs per year for 4-year projects.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications that address priority gaps in understanding the role of nutrition in the care and development of preterm infants.

USDA RDBCP-RBDG-2022, Rural Business Development Grants Program

Deadline:
  • Grants generally range from $10,000 to $500,000.

RBDG is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities.

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.

NSF 22-514, Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)

Deadline:
  • Optional LOI encouraged for Track 4 projects, due Dec. 3rd.  Full proposals for Tracks 3 & 4 due Jan. 28th.  
  • $13 million available to fund approx.

NIH PAR-21-229, Screening and Functional Validation of Human Birth Defects Genomic Variants (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • LOIs due Jan 5th.  Full proposals due Feb. 5th.
  • Budgets should be no more than $499,999 in direct costs per year for 5-year projects.

Rapid advances in genotyping and next generation sequencing technologies have led to the identification of genetic variants that are associated with a wide variety of congenital defects including structural birth defects (SBDs), intellectual developmental disabilities (IDDs) and inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs).

NIH RFA-AI-21-075, Identification and Characterization of Persistence Mechanisms of Select Protozoan Pathogens (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • LOIs due Jan. 8th.  Full proposals due Feb. 8th.
  • $4.5 million available in FY22 to fund approx. 9 awards.
  • Budgets should be no more than $500,000 in direct costs per year for 5-year projects.

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to expand our understanding of protozoan parasite persistence mechanisms and provide research tools and strategies to enable identification and credentialing of novel treatments for persistent protozoan pathogens.

NIH RFA-AI-21-068, Development of Microbiome-Related Approaches for Diagnosis/Mitigation/Treatment of Radiation Injuries (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • LOIs due Jan. 9th.  Full proposals due Feb. 9th.
  • $5 million available to fund approx. 7-8 awards.
  • Budgets should be no more than $350,000 in direct costs per year for 5-year projects.

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research that will advance the understanding of how the microbiome affects radiation injury and to develop medical countermeasures (MCMs) that target the microbiome to prevent or mitigate radiation injury.

NSF 22-504, Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science (MSB-NES): Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales

Deadline:
  • $12 million available to fund 15 – 25 awards.
  • Budgets should be no more than $300,000 for 3-year projects.

The Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science (MSB-NES): Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales program will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and changes in species distribution at regional to continental scales as well as training activities to broaden participation of researchers in Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science.

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Summer Research Visit in the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography

Deadline:

The goal of the Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program is to enable discovery by bringing together data scientists and population scientists to work on focused, intensive and collaborative projects of broad societal relevance. The Incubator program values research teams that include early-career scientists from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, with complementary skill sets. Priority will be placed on bringing together a diverse pool of students.

NSF 22-511, Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs, Large

Deadline:
  • Submission window is Jan. 4 – Jan. 18, 2022.
  • $12 million available to fund approx. 4 awards.
  • Awards expected to be between $1.2 million and $3 million for 5-year projects.

CISE's Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that take a system-oriented approach to the development of novel computing and networking technologies, or to the enhancement of existing systems in any of several dimensions, or that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies. This solicitation invites proposals tackling ambitious problems in computing and networking that are well suited to an integrated systems-oriented approach.

USDA-NIFA-SCRI-008661, Specialty Crop Research Initiative

Deadline:
  • Pre-proposals due Jan.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Strengthening Data Science Capacity and the Ecosystem: Enabling Data-Centered Public Health Interventions

Deadline:
  • Awards of up to $250,000 for 18-24 month projects.

The desired outcome of this RFP is the development of tools and processes that are “fit-for-purpose” to facilitate collaboration among researchers in low- and middle-income countries.

North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (NCRA), Multistate Research Portfolio

Deadline:
  • RFA attached as PDF below.
  • The program anticipates funding one proposal of $60,000 per year for 1-2 year projects.

To further increase national impact and stimulate a higher level of collaborative NC research across institutions, NCRA directors have agreed, as a pilot, to support a focused, innovative, high quality, and action-oriented NC-led research project that will have immediate impact within a two-year timeframe. In addition, the project must have true collaborations that synergize activities across participating states rather than independent efforts that are merely compiled. We encourage partnerships with existing NC multistate projects, states and other regions, as these may enhance impacts.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Immunology Innovations QuickFire Challenge

Deadline:
  • Awards expected to be up to $500,000.

Grants will be awarded in support of transformative potential solutions to help or advance precision medicine approaches in immune-mediated disease.  Innovators with transformative potential solutions to help or advance precision medicine approaches in immune-mediated diseases are invited to apply.

DOE DE-FOA-0002603, Quantum-Enabled Bioimaging And Sensing Approaches For Bioenergy

Deadline:
  • Pre-proposals due Jan. 14, 2022.  Must be invited to submit full proposal.
  • $15 million available to fund approx. 10-14 awards.
  • Awards expected to be between $250,000 and $750,000 per year for 3-year projects.

The DOE SC program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER), through its Bioimaging Research effort, announces its interest in receiving applications to advance fundamental research or use-inspired technologies of new bioimaging or sensing approaches that exploit quantum phenomena. Applications must describe how they would advance knowledge and predictive understanding of plant and microbial systems relevant to bioenergy and environmental research in fields of study supported by BER.

NSF 21-623, Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS)

Deadline:
  • $7 million available to fund approx. 35 awards annually.

The objective of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Contemporary geographical research is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field's contributions to science, the HEGS Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated, generalizable research in all sub-fields of geographical and spatial sciences.

NSF 22-506, Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences (RaMP)

Deadline:
  • $40 million available to fund approx. 13-16 awards.

The Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates (RaMP) in Biological Sciences program invites the submission of proposals to establish networks to support full-time research, mentoring, and training for recent college graduates who have had few or no research or training opportunities during college in research fields typically supported by the Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO). Fostering the growth of a globally competitive and diverse research workforce and advancing the innovative scientific skills of the U.S. is a strategic objective of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

National Watermelon Promotion Board, Nutrition Research Program FY22

Deadline:
  • RFP attached as PDF below.
  • Awards will be up to $75,000.

The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) is inviting investigators to submit proposals for exploratory watermelon research related to investigating the potential human health benefits of watermelon consumption.

The NWPB believes in the power of nutrition research to educate consumers. The research committee, comprised of members of the watermelon industry, directs and prioritizes the research projects to be conducted on behalf of the NWPB.  For 2022, the nutrition research request for proposal has been updated to focus our research following a 2021 study, Watermelon Summary of Research Database, State of the Health Benefits Science.

NSF 22-507, Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems (PPoSS)

Deadline:
  • $66 million available to fund approx. 17 awards.
  • Award amount and project length contingent on project type. 
    • Planning grants - up to $250,000 for 1-year projects – approx. 4 to be awarded each year.
    • LARGE grants – up to $1 million for 5-year projects – approx. 4 to be awarded each year.

The aim of the Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems (PPoSS) program is to support a community of researchers who will work symbiotically across the multiple disciplines above to perform basic research on scalability and correctness and accuracy of modern applications, systems, and toolchains built on heterogeneous architectures.

NSF 22-522, Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE)

Deadline:
  • $8 million available to fund approx. 12 awards.

The goal of the RCN-UBE program is to link biological research discoveries with innovations in biology education to improve the learning environment in undergraduate biology classrooms. The program seeks to improve undergraduate education by leveraging the power of a collaborative network recognizing that new educational materials and pedagogies can simultaneously teach biological concepts while creating a supportive and engaging learning environment for all. The RCN-UBE program supports groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training, and education.