ACADEMIC RESEARCH

CURRENT GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Grant Seekers

This is a collection of grant opportunities and, if applicable, grant-related training opportunities that are currently available from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and other sources (January 26, 2015). Please note that they are divided by academic discipline and thus allow for easy navigation. The links listed below will change as new grant opportunities become available. In addition to checking the already existing external grant opportunities, do not hesitate to check this site on a regular basis.

 

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

Deadline Date – March 18, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Drug-Free Communities

Description – The DFC Support Program has two goals:

1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth under 18.

2. Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

Size of Grant – 170 awards of $125,000

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes 

Web - http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-15-001

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Deadline Date – April 23, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA

Category – Drug-Free Communities Mentoring Program

Description – The primary goal of the DFC Mentoring program is to assist newly forming coalitions in becoming eligible to apply for DFC funding on their own. It is the intent of the DFC Mentoring Program that, at the end of the Mentoring grant, each Mentee coalition will meet all of the Statutory Eligibility Requirements of the DFC Support Program and be fully prepared to compete for the DFC grant on their own. Grantees will be expected to achieve this goal by meeting the following objectives: 1. Strengthen Mentee coalition’s organizational structure 2. Increase Mentee coalition’s leadership and community readiness to address youth substance use problems in the Mentee community.3. Assist the Mentee coalition in working through a strategic planning process that will result in a comprehensive Action Plan.

Size of Grant – 8 awards of $75,000

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web - http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-14-003

 

Deadline Date – February 8, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Category – Choice Neighborhoods Implementation

Description – Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that are expected to achieve the following three core goals:

1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;

2. People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth with services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and

3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families; choices about their community.

Size of Grant – 3 awards of $30 million each

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes 

Web - http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail

 

Deadline Date – March 16, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Category – Disaster Resilience

Description – Broadly, the goal of the competition is to make Community Development Block Grant and; Resilient Disaster Recovery (CDBG-NDR) funds available for compelling resilient recovery projects

Size of Grant – 67 awards totaling $1 billion

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Deadline Date – April 22, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – White Collar Crime and Public Corruption Research

Description – NIJ is seeking proposals for social and behavioral science research and program evaluations that inform efforts to detect, investigate, prosecute, and otherwise combat and prevent white-collar crime and public corruption. NIJ is particularly interested in proposals for research related to public corruption.

Size of Grant – 3 awards of $350,000

Cost Sharing or Match – 

Web - https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001155.pdf

 

Deadline Date – April 22, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – White Collar Crime and Public Corruption Research

Description – NIJ is seeking proposals for social and behavioral science research and program evaluations that inform efforts to detect, investigate, prosecute, and otherwise combat and prevent white-collar crime and public corruption. NIJ is particularly interested in proposals for research related to public corruption.

Size of Grant – 3 awards of $350,000

Cost Sharing or Match – 

Web - https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001155.pdf

 

Deadline Date – March 9, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – Smart Policing Initiative

Description – The FY 2015 Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) grant program seeks to build upon analysis-driven, evidence-based policing by encouraging state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions

Size of Grant – 6 awards of $700,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - https://www.bja.gov/Funding/15SmartPolicingSol.pdf

 

Deadline Date – March 4, 2015

Grant Resource – US department of Justice

Category – Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking

Size of Grant – 40 awards totaling $33 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web – http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/ovw/pages/attachments/2015/01/21/ovw-fy-2015-rural-sexual-assault-domestic-violence-dating-violence.pdf

 

FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline Date – May 7, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01)

Description – The NINDS recognizes the unique and compelling need to promote diversity in participation in neuroscience research and expects these efforts to diversify the neuroscience research workforce to lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups. The purpose of the NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research is to provide junior faculty support and protected time (up to three years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in neuroscience research.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-152.html

 

GERONTOLOGY

Deadline Date – May 16, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Prevention Research in Mid-Life Adults (R21)

Description – This Funding Opportunity Announcement seeks to stimulate research on mid-life adults (those 50 to 64 years of age) that can inform efforts to optimize health and wellness as individuals’ age, and prevent illness and disability in later years.

Size of Grant - $200, 000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-097.html

 

HEALTH FIELDS

Deadline Date – March 23, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Interdisciplinary Education in Pulmonary Centers

Description – The purpose of the PPC program is to improve the health status of infants, children, and youth with chronic respiratory conditions.  PPCs achieve this objective by addressing four (4) aims:

1) Providing interdisciplinary leadership training at the graduate and post-graduate levels in five core disciplines of pediatric pulmonary medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition, and family leadership.  PPCs serve as models of excellence in interdisciplinary training, systems integration, and research related to chronic respiratory conditions in infants, children, and youth;

2) Engaging with families as full partners to support family-centered practice, policies, and research;

3) Impacting policies and practices at the regional and national levels, including working with state and local health agencies and providers through a public health/population-based approach.  PPCs provide a critical link in assuring that the next generation of health care providers contribute to MCHB's mission to assure access to care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCNs) through systems improvement; and

4) Supporting diverse trainees and faculty, and cultural and linguistic competence approaches, to address health disparities related to chronic respiratory conditions.

Size of Grant – 6 awards

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271719

 

Deadline Date – April 21, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Embryo Donation and/or Adoption

Description – This notice solicits applications for projects in two categories:

(1) Projects that increase public awareness of embryo donation and/or adoption; and

(2) Projects that offer services, including counseling, to couples that are currently involved, or soon may be involved, in the process of embryo donation and/or adoption.

Size of Grant – 6 awards of $300,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271793

 

MATH

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Biomedical Engineering

Description – The Biomedical Engineering (BME) program supports fundamental research in the following BME themes: Neural engineering (brain science, computational neuroscience, brain-computer interface, neurotech, cognitive engineering); Cellular biomechanics (motion, deformation, and forces in biological systems; how mechanical forces alter cell growth, differentiation, movement, signal transduction, transport, cell adhesion, cell cytoskeleton dynamics, cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions; genetically engineered stem cell differentiation with long-term impact in tissue repair and regenerative medicine). The BME projects must be at the interface of engineering and life sciences, and advance both engineering and life sciences. Size of Grant – 65 awards of $600,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501023

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics

Description – The Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics (IPT) program supports fundamental research in engineering areas related to: Interfacial phenomena; Mass transport phenomena; Molecular thermodynamics; Currently, emphasis is placed on molecular engineering approaches at interfaces, especially as applied to the nano-processing of soft materials. Molecules at interfaces with functional interfacial properties are of special interest and have uses in many new technologies, based on nano-fabrication. These interfacial molecules may have biomolecular functions at the micro- and nano-scale. Interfacial materials are generally formed through molecular self-directed, -templated, and/or -assembly, and they are driven primarily by thermodynamic intermolecular forces, although may be influenced by flow and electrical forces. In some cases, these interfacial processes may also be supplemented by weak chemical reactions.

Size of Grant - 67 Awards totaling $7.5 million 

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13362

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Process and Reaction Engineering

Description – The Process and Reaction Engineering program supports fundamental and applied research on: Rates and mechanisms of important classes of catalyzed and uncatalyzed chemical reactions as they relate to the design, production, and application of catalysts, chemical processes, biochemical processes, and specialized materials; Chemical and biochemical phenomena occurring at or near solid surfaces and interfaces; Electrochemical and photochemical processes of engineering significance or with commercial potential; Design and optimization of complex chemical and biochemical processes; Dynamic modeling and control of process systems and individual process units; Reactive processing of polymers, ceramics, and thin films; Interactions between chemical reactions and transport processes in reactive systems, and the use of this information in the design of complex chemical and biochemical reactors Recent emphasis on the development of sustainable energy technologies means that the support of projects on the processing aspects of chemical systems that further such technologies have high priority when funding decisions are made.

Size of Grant – 47 awards totaling $4.9 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13361

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – General and Age-Related Disabilities Engineering

Description – This program supports research that will lead to the development of new technologies, devices, or software for persons with disabilities. Research may be supported that is directed to the characterization, restoration, and/or substitution of human functional ability or cognition, or to the interaction of persons with disabilities and their environment.

Size of Grant – 38 awards totaling $4.6 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501021

 

Deadline Date – October 6, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Combinatorics

Description – The Combinatorics program supports research on discrete structures and includes algebraic, enumerative, existential, extremal, geometric, and probabilistic combinatorics, including graph theory.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503570

 

Deadline Date – December 9, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Description – The grant project emphasis will be on mathematical, statistical, computational, and algorithmic developments, as well as their applications in advancing modern cyberinfrastructure and scientific discovery. Multidisciplinary collaboration and the training of the next generation data and computational scientists firmly grounded and trained in mathematics and statistics will be strongly encouraged. The research topics supported by C-DES-EMSS will be rooted in mathematics and statistics and will address computational and big data challenges and promote directly discoveries and innovations at the frontiers of science and engineering.

Size of Grant – 20 awards totaling $5 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504687

 

Deadline Date – November 16, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Mathematical Biology

Description – The Mathematical Biology Program supports research in areas of applied and computational mathematics with relevance to the biological sciences. Successful proposals are mathematically innovative and address challenging problems of interest to members of the biological community. Projects may include development of mathematical concepts and tools traditionally seen in other disciplinary programs within the Division of Mathematical Sciences, e.g., topology, probability, statistics, and computation, etc. To receive appropriate and timely review, such proposals should be submitted directly to the relevant disciplinary program that has the earliest deadline, but they will be considered for co-review by the Mathematical Biology program, which may be selected as a secondary program.

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5690

 

Deadline Date – September 30, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms

Description – The CSDM Program supports research on the nature of molecular structure and its consequences for reactivity, intermolecular interactions, and dynamics. Chemical dynamics is defined to encompass reaction kinetics and mechanisms, intramolecular rearrangement or conformational changes, and changes induced via electromagnetic excitation. While the majority of projects supported by CSDM are experimental in nature, the Program is receptive to research focused on utilizing applied computational methods. However, the proposer should establish a high degree of relevance to the understanding of existing experimental data. The CSDM Program is concerned primarily with chemical phenomena in the gas and fluid phases, as well as chemical processes at gas-fluid, gas-solid, fluid-solid, and fluid-fluid interfaces.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504807

 

Deadline Date – November 2, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Communications, Circuits and Sensing-Systems

Description – The Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) program is intended to spur visionary systems-oriented activities in collaborative, multidisciplinary, and integrative research. CCSS supports systems research in hardware, signal processing techniques, and architectures to enable the next generation of cyber systems (CPS) that leverage computation, communication, and algorithms integrated with physical domains. CCSS offers new challenges at all levels of systems integration to address future societal needs. CCSS supports innovative research and integrated educational activities in micro- and nano-systems, communications systems, and cyber systems. The goal is to design, develop, and implement new complex and hybrid systems at all scales, including nano, micro, and macro, that lead to innovative engineering principles and solutions for a variety of application domains including, but not limited to, healthcare, medicine, environmental monitoring, communications, disaster mitigation, homeland security, transportation, manufacturing, energy, and smart buildings.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13381

 

Deadline Date – November 2, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Energy, Power, and Adaptive Systems

Description – The Energy, Power, and Adaptive Systems (EPAS) program invests in the design and analysis of intelligent and adaptive engineering networks, including sensing, imaging, controls, and computational technologies for a variety of application domains. EPAS places emphasis on electric power networks and grids, including generation, transmission and integration of renewable, sustainable and distributed energy systems; high power electronics and drives; and understanding of associated regulatory and economic structures. Topics of interest include alternate energy sources, the Smart Grid, and interdependencies of critical infrastructure in power and communications. The program also places emphasis on energy scavenging and alternative energy technologies, including solar cells, ocean waves, wind, and low-head hydro.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13380

 

Deadline Date – November 2, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices

Description – The Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) program seeks to improve the fundamental understanding of devices and components based on the principles of micro- and nanoelectronics, photonics, magnetics, optoelectronics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. The program enables discovery and innovation advancing the frontiers of nanoelectronics, spin electronics, molecular and organic electronics, bioelectronics, non-silicon electronics, flexible electronics, microwave photonics, micro/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), sensors and actuators, power electronics, and mixed signal devices. EPMD supports related topics in quantum engineering and novel electromagnetic materials-based high frequency device solutions, radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits, and reconfigurable antennas needed for communications, telemedicine, and other wireless applications. The program supports cooperative efforts with the semiconductor industry on new nanoelectronics concepts beyond the scaling limits of silicon technology. EPMD additionally emphasizes emerging areas of diagnostic, wearable and implantable devices, and supports manipulation and measurement with nanoscale precision through new approaches to extreme ultraviolet metrology.

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13379

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Particulate and Multiphase Processes

Description – The Particulate and Multiphase Processes program supports fundamental and applied research on phenomena governing particulate and multiphase processes, including flows of suspensions of particles, drops or bubbles, granular and granular-fluid flows, flow behavior of micro or nano-structured fluids, aerosol science and technology, and self- and directed-assembly processes involving particulates. Innovative research is sought that contributes to improving the basic understanding, design, predictability, efficiency, and control of particulate and multiphase processes with particular emphasis on: novel manufacturing techniques, multiphase systems of relevance to energy harvesting, multiphase transport in biological systems or biotechnology, and environmental sustainability.

Size of Grant – 113 awards totaling $8.3 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13364

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Environmental Engineering

Description – The goal of this program is to encourage transformative research which applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activity, into land, inland and coastal waters, and air, while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery. The program also fosters cutting-edge scientific research for identifying, evaluating, and monitoring the waste assimilative capacity of the natural environment and for removing or reducing contaminants from polluted air, water, and soils. Major areas of interest and activity in the program include: Environmental engineering implications of energy and resource consumption - Focus on conversion of wastes into value-added materials and energy, reduction of energy/water demand for environmental technologies, and the impact of energy and transportation processes on the environment. Availability of high quality water supplies - Develop innovative biological, chemical and physical treatment processes to meet the growing demand for water; investigate processes that remove and degrade traditional aqueous contaminants, remediate contaminated soil and groundwater, and convert wastewaters into water suitable for reuse; investigate environmental engineering aspects of urban watersheds, reservoirs, estuaries and storm water management; investigate biogeochemical and transport processes driving water quality in the aquatic and subsurface environment. Fate and transport of contaminants of emerging concern in air, water, and soils - Investigate the fate, transport and remediation of potentially harmful contaminants and their degradates such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides and insecticides, perchlorates, endocrine-disrupting compounds, and fire retardants and their degradates.

Size of Grant – 118 awards totaling $10.8 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501029

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Fluid Dynamics

Description – The Fluid Dynamics program supports fundamental research and education on mechanisms and phenomena governing fluid flow. Proposed research should contribute to basic understanding; thus enabling the better design; predictability; efficiency; and control of systems that involve fluids. Encouraged are proposals that address innovative uses of fluids in materials development; manufacturing; biotechnology; nanotechnology; clinical diagnostics and drug delivery; sensor development and integration; energy and the environment.

Size of Grant – 86 awards totaling $9 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13365

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Environmental Sustainability

Description – The Environmental Sustainability program supports engineering research with the goal of promoting sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival.

Size of Grant – 103 awards totaling $7 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501027

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Energy for Sustainability

Description – The goal of the Energy for Sustainability program is to support fundamental engineering research and education that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and transportation fuels. Processes for sustainable energy production must be environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize renewable resources. Current topics of interest in sustainable energy technologies are: Biomass Conversion, Biofuels; Bioenergy: Fundamental research on innovative approaches that lead to the intensification of biofuel and bioenergy processes is an emphasis area of this program. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: biological, thermochemical, or thermocatalytic routes for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to advanced biofuels beyond cellulosic ethanol; microbial fuel cells for direct production of electricity from renewable carbon sources; hydrogen production from autotrophic or heterotrophic microorganisms; hydrocarbons and lipids from phototrophic or heterotrophic microorganisms.

Size of Grant – awards totaling $13 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501026

 

Deadline Date – October 28, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – LIGO Research Support

Description – The Gravitational Physics program supports research at the frontiers of science aimed towards answering questions about the nature of space and time, the gravitational attraction at atomically small and cosmological large distances and the use of gravitational waves to explore the universe. The LIGO Research Support program oversees the commissioning and operation of the Laser Interferometer Gravity Wave Observatory (LIGO), and provides support for LIGO users and other experimental investigations in gravitational physics and related areas.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504855

 

MINORITY STUDENTS

Deadline Date – April 20, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Tribal Court Improvement

Description – The Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau announces the availability of awards to provide tribes and tribal consortia the opportunity to compete for grants to enable tribal courts to:

(1) Conduct assessments of how tribal courts handle child welfare proceedings and to make improvements to court processes;

(2) Implement improvements to provide for the safety, permanency and well-being of children as set forth in the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105-89) and increase and improve engagement of the entire family in court processes relating to child welfare, family preservation, family reunification and adoption;

(3) Ensure children's safety, permanence, and well-being needs are met in a timely and complete manner (through better collection and analysis of data); and

(4) Provide for training of judges, attorneys, and other legal personnel in child welfare cases. Grant funds may not be used to hire attorneys or judges, fill vacant court personnel positions, or otherwise supplant funding for tribal government positions.

Size of Grant – 10 awards of $150,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2015-ACF-ACYF-CS-0973

 

Deadline Date – March 11, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Energy

Category – Fossil Energy Research HBCU/Other Minority Institutions

Description – This program is designed to raise the overall level of competitiveness of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU/OMI) with other institutions in the field of fossil energy research; and to tap an under-utilized resource by increasing the number of opportunities in the areas of science, engineering, and technical management. Size of Grant – 3 awards of $250,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271855

 

NANOSCIENCE

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology

Description – The Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology program provides support to examine and mitigate the environmental effects of nanotechnologies. Fundamental research is sought to understand, evaluate, and lessen the impact of nanotechnology on the environment and biological systems. The program emphasizes engineering principles underlying the environmental health and safety impacts of nanotechnology. Innovative methods related to clean nanomaterials production processes, waste reduction, recycling, and industrial ecology of nanotechnology are also of interest. Current areas of support include: Understanding, measuring, mitigating, and preventing adverse effects of nanotechnology on the environment and biological systems. Nanotechnology environmental health and safety impacts. Predictive methodology for the interaction of nanoparticles with the environment and with the human body, including predictive approaches for toxicity. Fate and transport of engineered nanoparticles and their by-products. Risk assessment and management of the effect of nanomaterials in the environment.

Size of Grant – 68 awards totaling $4.5 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501030

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Nano-Biosensing

Description – The Nano-Biosensing Program supports fundamental research in engineering areas related to: Novel biorecognition elements; Multifunctional nanomaterials and interfaces for biosensing applications; Fundamental study of bio-macromolecules confinement and orientation at the micro- and nano-interfaces for biosensing applications; Nano-biosensors for basic biology applications (protein-protein interactions, cellular signaling and cross talk, as well as other similar topics); Integration of nano-biosensors into portable devices for medical applications.

Size of Grant – 78 awards of $600,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503353

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Catalysis and Biocatalysis

Description – All programs are hypothesis-driven, and the experimental programs aimed at resolving the issues frequently combine a variety of approaches. Chemical engineering and chemistry are intertwined. Proposals which receive funding in this Program may include any number of the following broad scopes: Catalyst Synthesis; Characterization, Behavior and Performance; Kinetics and Mechanisms of Key Catalytic Reactions; Catalysis at Surfaces or in Reactor Process Streams; Synthesis and Fabrication of Component Materials and Catalyst Composites; Modeling and Fundamental Studies of a Catalyst or Catalytic Process; Catalysts and Studies for Renewable Energy Systems.

Size of Grant – 16 awards totaling $4.8 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13360

 

SCIENCES

Deadline Date – April 20, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services HRSA

Category – Research on Research Integrity

Description – The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to foster innovative approaches to empirical research on societal, organizational, group, and individual factors that affect, both positively and negatively, integrity in research. Integrity is defined as the use of honest and verifiable methods in proposing, performing, and evaluating research and reporting research results with particular attention to adherence to rules, regulations, guidelines, and commonly accepted professional codes or norms.

Size of Grant – 12 awards of $75,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271790

 

Deadline Date – July 1, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Archaeology and Archaeometry

Description – The Archaeology Program provides support for anthropologically relevant archaeological research at both a senior and doctoral dissertation level. It also funds anthropologically significant archaeometric research and high risk exploratory research proposals. Examples include the development of methods to identify specific types of organic residues on ceramics, sample pre-treatment techniques for radiocarbon analysis, and service laboratories which provide trace element, isotopic and dendrochronological analyses.

Size of Grant - $200,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11690

 

Deadline Date – July 15, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Biological Anthropology

Description – The Biological Anthropology Program supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Research areas supported by the program include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human and nonhuman primate ecology and adaptability, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. Grants supported in these areas are united by an underlying evolutionary framework, and often a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme. Many proposals also have a biocultural orientation. The program frequently serves as a bridge within NSF between the social and behavioral sciences and the natural and physical sciences, and proposals are commonly jointly reviewed and funded with other programs.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5407

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Combustion, Fire and Plasma Systems

Description – The Combustion, Fire, and Plasma Systems program supports fundamental research and education relevant to these subjects. Among the broader societal impacts of the program are cleaner global and local environments, enhanced public safety, improved energy and homeland security, useful new materials, and more efficient manufacturing. This program is not an applied program, but rather it endeavors to provide basic knowledge that is needed to develop useful combustion and plasma applications and for mitigating the effects of fire. Broad-based tools - experimental, diagnostic, and computational - that can be applied to a variety of problems in combustion, fires, and plasma systems are the major products of this program.

Size of Grant – 50 awards totaling $4.6 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13366

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Chemical and Biological Separations

Description – These processes are central to the chemical, biochemical, materials, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. A fundamental understanding of the interfacial, transport, and thermodynamic behavior of multiphase chemical systems as well as quantitative descriptions of processing characteristics in the process-oriented industries is critical for efficient resource management and effective environmental protection. The program encourages proposals that address emerging research areas and technologies, have a high degree of interdisciplinary thought coupled with knowledge creation, and integrate education and research.

Size of Grant – 10 awards totaling $3.2 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13363

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering

Description – The Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering (BBBE) program supports fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes (in vivo, in vitro, and/or ex vivo) and eventually leads to the development of enabling technology and/or applications in support of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and bioenergy industries, or with applications in health or the environment. Quantitative assessments of bioprocesses are considered vital to successful research projects in the BBBE program. Fundamental to many research projects in this area is the understanding of how biomolecules and cells interact in their environment, and how those molecular level interactions lead to changes in structure, function, phenotype, and/or behavior.

Size of Grant – 34 awards of $600,000 each

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501024

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – Biotechology and Biochemical Engineering

Category – Biotechology and Biochemical Engineering

Description – The Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering (BBE) program supports fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes (in vivo, in vitro, and/or ex vivo) and eventually leads to the development of enabling technology for advanced manufacturing and/or applications in support of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and bioenergy industries, or with applications in health or the environment. Major areas of interest in the program include:

•             Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology

•             Quantitative systems biotechnology

•             Tissue engineering and stem cell culture technologies

•             Protein engineering & design

•             Single cell dynamics and modeling

•             Development of novel "omics" tools for biotechnology applications

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501024

 

Deadline Date – October 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Biophotonics

Description – Biophotonics applies photonics technology to the fields of medicine, biology and biotechnology. Basic research and innovation in photonics that is very fundamental in science and engineering is needed to lay the foundation for new technologies beyond those that are mature and ready for application in medical diagnostics and therapies. Advances are needed in nanophotonics, optogenetics, contrast and targeting agents, ultra-thin probes, wide field imaging, and rapid biomarker screening. Low cost and minimally invasive medical diagnostics and therapies are key goals

Size of Grant - 26 awards of $600,000 each

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501025

 

Deadline Date – March 20, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Interior National Park Service

Category – Tribal Heritage Grants

Description – The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions.

Size of Grant – 10 awards of $55,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nps.gov/thpo/tribal-heritage/application.html

Professor Aguilar teaching a class