October 2012 Grant Announcements
The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research (10/09/12)
Bioenergy and Biomass Conversion, from Plant-Based Research to Prototype Bio-Materials
- Preproposals are invited for research that (1) is related to plant biotechnology and (2) addresses industrial problems and opportunities related to bioenergy and biomass conversion. Proposals must demonstrate a potential economic value of the proposed research. Some current industrial research needs include: plant biotechnology and genomics related to improving overall productivity of key crops; providing solutions that improve crop protection and deliver new and improved agricultural outputs for a multitude of food and feed uses; providing original solutions to increase the potential yield of major agronomic crops such as cereals, soybean, canola, and cotton; and developing next generation crop plants through targeted genome modification. All PIs participating in the 2014 grant competition must present their preproposals at the anticipated 2013 Symposium, which is tentatively scheduled for March 5 & 6, 2013, in Washington, DC. The Symposium will provide university scientists with the opportunity to meet industry scientists and to attract matching fund commitments.
- Deadline: Notice of Intent due November 16, 2012; Preproposal due December 14, 2012
- Please Contact the Office of Partnerships and Sponsored Programs for more information.
U.S. Department of Defense:
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific (SSC Pacific) (10/08/12)
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) and Information Dominance Research
- The C4ISR announcement is a two (2) year Closed Research Announcement (RA) With CALLS describing the research areas of interest for SSC Pacific.The Closed RA With CALLS approach only allows for proposal submittals at a specified date and time through the issuance of a CALL. Periodically over the two (2) year period (calculated from the baseline RA publication date), proposal call announcements (CALLS) under the RA may be issued in SPAWAR e-Commerce Central (https://ecommerce.sscno.nmci.navy.mil) and GRANTS.GOV to request proposals for specific research efforts as technical topic areas are identified. SSC Pacific is interested in research propsals relating to the advancement of C4ISR/Information Dominance capabilities. The nine topic areas are: General C4ISR; Command and Control; Communications; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Unmanned Vehicles; Information Operations/Cyber Operations; Ubiquitous Communications and Computing Environment; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Research; and First Responder Technologies.
- Deadline: Proposals accepted until October 4, 2014
- C4ISR and Information Dominance Research Announcement
National Science Foundation (10/02/12)
Expeditions in Training, Research, and Education for Mathematics and Statistics through Quantitative Explorations of Data (EXTREEMS-QED)
- The long-range goal of EXTREEMS-QED is to support efforts to educate the next generation of mathematics and statistics undergraduate students to confront new challenges in computational and data-enabled science and engineering (CDS&E). EXTREEMS-QED projects must enhance the knowledge and skills of most, if not all, the institution's mathematics and statistics majors through training that incorporates computational tools for analysis of large data sets and for modeling and simulation of complex systems. Funded activities are expected to provide opportunities for undergraduate research and hands-on experiences centered on CDS&E; result in significant changes to the undergraduate mathematics and statistics curriculum; have broad institutional support and department-wide commitment that encourage collaborations within and across disciplines; and include professional development activities for faculty or for K-12 teachers. Proposals are expected to achieve the following outcomes:
- Provide opportunities for undergraduate research and hands-on experiences centered on CDS&E;
- Result in significant changes to the undergraduate mathematics and statistics curriculum;
- Have broad institutional support and department-wide commitment that encourage collaborations within and across disciplines;
- Include professional development activities for faculty or for K-12 teachers;
- Where appropriate leverage and advance the use of existing cyberinfrastructure resources (e.g. data archives, networks) for data exploration.
- Deadline: Full Proposal due January 31, 2013