July 2011 Grant Announcements
Department of Energy (7/19/11)
Office of Science Early Career Research Program
- The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby invites grant applications for support under the Early Career Research Program in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.
- Deadline: November 29, 2011
- Use the following link to view this opportunity:
National Institutes of Health (7/18/11)
Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control
- NICHD, NCI, OBSSR & CDC support childhood obesity research (R03; R21) by fostering the formation of local, state, or regional teams consisting of researchers, policymakers & other stakeholders (e.g., community representatives, public health practitioners or officials, educators) to identify research questions & hypotheses, design & implement relevant research & translate the research into evidence relevant to potential policy efforts in this area. Expires 5/8/12.
- Next Deadline: October 16, 2011
- See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-140.html for R03 details & other contacts.
National Science Foundation (7/14/11)
Water Sustainability and Climate Research – Category 2 Awards
- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Call for Proposals on Water Sustainability and Climate research. The goal of the solicitation is to understand and predict the interactions between the water system and climate change, land use (including agriculture and forest production systems), the built environment, and ecosystem function and services through place-based research and integrative models. NSF is seeking proposals that broadly integrate across the biosciences, geosciences, engineering, and social sciences thereby enabling a new interdisciplinary paradigm in water research using a systems science and engineering approach to develop theoretical frameworks for a predictive understanding.
- The Category 2 Awards are focused on Place-Based Observational and Modeling Studies. These awards are up to 5 years in duration with a maximum of $5M for each award. It is estimated that 2 to 4 awards will be made for this category.
- Deadline: October 19, 2011
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (7/13/11)
ORAU/ORNL High Performance Computing Program: Preliminary Call for Proposals
- ORAU is announcing a Preliminary Call for Proposals for the FY 2012 ORAU/ORNL High Performance Computing Program. Pending availability of funding, a formal Call for Proposals is expected to be announced to ORAU member institutions only on September 1, 2011.
- The FY 2012 Call for Proposals will be significantly different than in previous years. Proposals must be submitted by an ORAU member institution faculty member in collaboration with an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) research staff member. Information on this competitive program, including guidelines, proposal requirements, frequently asked questions, ORNL’s computing resources, and ORNL’s cross-cutting science agenda is now available on the Members Only web site. Enter your Members Only user-id and password, and select the menu item on the right – Apply for the ORAU/ORNL High Performance Computing Grant Program. ORNL is finalizing their list of funded FY 2012 research projects, and this information will be posted on this web site by August 19, 2011.
- This program provides ORAU member institutions with a potential of $75K in funding (over three years) for research using ORNL's supercomputing resources in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Only one faculty proposal per institution will be considered, and the proposal must be endorsed and submitted by the institution’s ORAU Councilor.
U.S. Department of Defense (7/12/11)
STEM for K-12 and Institutions of Higher Education
- Supports projects that foster an interest in, knowledge of, and study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to ensure an educated and well-prepared workforce, which meets the naval and national competitive needs. Approximately $10 million is available.
- Deadline: September 30, 2011
- See http://tinyurl.com/23rc3lm for details.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children & Families (7/8/11)
Recruiting grant application reviewers
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families is recruiting grant application reviewers for the following grant programs this summer:
- HHS-2011-ACF-ACYF-CO-0185 Child Welfare -- Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Child Welfare Involvement
- HHS-2011-ACF-ACYF-CO-0183 Child Welfare -- Education System Collaborations to Increase Educational Stability
- HHS-2011-ACF-ACYF-CW-0186 Improving Service Delivery to Youth In the Child Welfare System
- HHS-2011-ACF-ACYF-CO-0169 Integrating Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Focused Practice in Child Protective Service (CPS) Delivery
- HHS-2011-ACF-ACYF-CF-0181 Family Connection Grants: Using Family Group Decision-making to Build Protective Factors for Children and Families
- Grant review for the above mentioned FOAs is the week of August 8-13, 2011
- Additional information about these grant programs and expectations of reviewers may be found here: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/grantreview/index.html
National Science Foundation (7/5/11)
Water Sustainability and Climate
- The goal of the Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) solicitation is to understand and predict the interactions between the water system and climate change, land use (including agriculture, managed forest and rangeland systems), the built environment, and ecosystem function and services through place-based research and integrative models. Studies of the water system using models and/or observations at specific sites singly or in combination that allow for spatial and temporal extrapolation to other regions, as well as integration across the different processes in that system are encouraged, especially to the extent that they advance the development of theoretical frameworks and predictive understanding.
- Specific topics of interest:
- Developing theoretical frameworks and models that incorporate the linkages and feedbacks among atmospheric, terrestrial, aquatic, oceanic, and social processes that can be used to predict the potential impact of (1) climate variability and change, (2) land use and (3) human activity on water systems on decadal to centennial scales in order to provide a basis for adaptive management of water resources.
- Determining the inputs, outputs, and potential changes in water budgets and water quality in response to (1) climate variability and change, (2) land use and (3) human activity, and the effect of these changes on Biogeochemical cycles, water quality, long-term chemical transport and transformation, terrestrial, aquatic and coastal ecosystems, landscape evolution and human settlements and behavior.
- Determining how our built water systems and our governance systems can be made more reliable, resilient and sustainable to meet diverse and often conflicting needs, such as minimizing consumption of water for energy generation, industrial and agricultural/forest rangeland production and built environment requirements, reuse for both potable and non-potable needs, ecosystem protection, and flood control and storm water management. Successful proposals are expected to study water systems in their entirety and to enable a new interdisciplinary paradigm in water research.
- Deadline: October 19, 2011
U.S. Department of Energy (7/5/11)
Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S.
- The DOE will support partnerships among industry, academia, and national laboratories to discover new geothermal resources, develop innovative methods, and demonstrate high-impact technologies. DOE is requesting applications that address key cost, technical, and risk barriers. Projects should propose strategies to advance current drilling, reservoir engineering, and characterization technologies in order to identify and develop sustainable reservoirs at lower costs. Six topic areas will be considered: (1) Advanced Exploratory Drilling Technologies, (2) Advanced Well Completion Technologies, (3) Zonal Isolation, (4) Observation Tools and Data Collection System for Reservoir Stimulation, (5) Geophysical Exploration Technologies, and (6) Geochemistry / Rock-Fluid Interactions.
- Deadline: July 15, 2011
- Click here for full RFP
U.S. Department of Energy: Advanced Research Projects Agency (7/5/11)
Conferences, Outreach & Networking for New Energy Communitites & Tech. (CONNECT)
- Notice seeking applications for Energy technology conferences, workshops, and other events that advance ARPA?s outreach and technology transfer mission. Also interested in projects that include student participation in such events that serve an educational or training purpose, and attract technologists into energy related fields.
- Deadline: Applications due September 1, 2011. Deadlines are every three months thereafter through 2012.
- Solicitation https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/
- Grants.gov notice http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=102713