U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ; Administration for Children &
Families (ACF); Administration on Children, Youth and Families (7/22/2013)
Competitive Abstinence Education (CAE) Grant Program
Applicants are expected to develop a targeted and medically accurate approach to reducing
teen pregnancies through abstinence education. Abstinence education programming is
one intervention in a continuum of services that seeks to prevent teen pregnancy.
The purpose of the CAE Program is to provide funding for additional tools to address
the rates of teen pregnancy among adolescent youth who are at greatest risk of STDs/STIs
and most likely to bear children out of wedlock. Program plans will focus on the social,
psychological, and health gains to be realized by delaying initiation of sexual activity
and engaging in healthy relationships.
Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation
The program supports innovative ideas in the translation of NSF-funded fundamental
science and engineering discoveries into market-valued solutions. The program outcomes
will be more research discoveries translated onto a path toward commercial reality
and the engagement of faculty and students in entrepreneurial/innovative thinking.
The program provides an opportunity for prior and/or current NSF-funded research investigators
to complete the necessary research that could be any one of the following activities:
proof-of-concept or prototype or scale-up of the prototype that addresses real-world
constraints and has potential market-value.
Deadline: Letter of Intent due October 7, 2013; Full Proposal due November 13, 2013
The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development
and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation
of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based,
person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Approaches that partner
technology-based solutions with biobehavioral health research are supported by multiple
agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF)
and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of this program is to develop
next generation health care solutions and encourage existing and new research communities
to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health, such as sensor
technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, decision support
systems, modeling of behavioral and cognitive processes, as well as system and process
modeling. Effective solutions must satisfy a multitude of constraints arising from
clinical/medical needs, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavioral
change, heterogeneity of data, semantic mismatch and limitations of current cyberphysical
systems. Such solutions demand multidisciplinary teams ready to address technical,
behavioral and clinical issues ranging from fundamental science to clinical practice.
National Trust for Historic Preservation (7/15/2013)
National Trust Preservation Fund
This program provides small grants to initiate preservation planning and education
projects. Funds may be used to obtain professional expertise in areas such as historic
preservation, architecture, archeology, engineering, preservation planning, land-use
planning, fundraising, organizational development, and law, as well as preservation
education activities to educate the public. Intervention and emergency funds are also
available throughout the year. One to one match is required.
Graduate, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships are supported in these areas: anthropology,
archaeology, astrophysics and astronomy, earth sciences, ecology, behavioral and environmental
sciences, evolutionary and systematic biology, history of science and technology,
art history, and social and cultural history of the U.S. The stipend amount and length
of fellowships vary. Graduate and undergraduate internships are also available.
The DS program supports research on the theories of dynamical systems, new analytical
and computational tools, and novel application of dynamical systems to engineered
systems. Special interest in transformative research on complex systems, uncertain
or stochastic nonlinear dynamical systems, model order reduction of nonlinear or infinite
dimensional dynamical systems, discrete nonlinear dynamical systems, and work with
multi- scale multi-physics dynamical systems.
Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering (HMSE)
The HMSE program supports research on design and performance of structural systems
and new technologies for improving behavior, safety, and reliability of structural
systems and their resistance to natural and technological hazards. Also supports innovations
in analysis and model-based simulation of structural behavior and response; design
concepts; structural health monitoring; and applications of new control techniques
for structural systems.
Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events (IMEE)
The IMEE program focuses on the impact of large-scale hazards on civil infrastructure
and society and on related issues of preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery.
IMEE supports research to integrate multiple issues from engineering, social, behavioral,
political, and economic sciences, including fundamental research on the interdependence
of civil infrastructure and society, development of sustainable infrastructures, and
civil infrastructure vulnerability and risk reduction.
This program supports research on design, planning, and control of operations in manufacturing
enterprises. Research is supported that impacts the analytical and computational techniques
relevant to extended enterprise operations and that offer the prospect of implementable
solutions. Topics of interest include analytical and computational tools for optimal
planning, monitoring, control and scheduling of manufacturing and distribution operations,
including maintenance and repair.
The MME program supports fundamental research leading to improved manufacturing machines
and equipment, and their application in manufacturing processes. Key goals are to
advance the transition of manufacturing from skill-based to knowledge-based activities,
and to advance technologies that will enable the manufacturing sector to reduce its
environmental and societal impacts.
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering
This program supports fundamental research that will address the computational and
data-related challenges in science and engineering. Proposals are expected to be relevant
to engineering and to have cross-cutting and integrative themes. Goal is to promote
creation, development, and utilization of the next generation of theories, algorithms,
methods, tools, and cyberinfrastructure in science and engineering applications.
U.S. Department of Transportation; Federal Transit Administration (7/3/13)
Bus Efficiency Enhancements Research and Demonstrations
The program promotes the development and demonstration of targeted energy efficiency-enhancing
technologies – specifically enhanced Electrification of Accessories and improvements
in Thermal Management of Bus Bodies – for buses utilized in public transportation.
In addition to reducing energy use by transit buses, projects funded could have favorable
impacts on meeting the needs of the riding public, public transportation operators,
and the American bus industry and its supplier base, while simultaneously advancing
the Department’s research goals, which include but are not limited to improving safety,
enhancing the state of good repair of transit systems, providing more effective and
efficient public transportation service, increasing capital and operating efficiencies,
developing and deploying advanced vehicle designs and technology, reducing harmful
emissions, and increasing energy efficiency. These projects will support an overarching
FTA goal of developing and deploying new and innovative ideas, practices, and approaches
for transit buses.
The program seeks proposals that will study scientific, landing site science, cartographic,
topographic, and geodetic research are based on analysis of Mars data collected by
spacecraft. Notices of Intent due July 12, 2013; Full Proposal due September 20, 2013
U.S Department of Defense: Department of the Navy; Office of Naval Research (7/1/13)
Innovative Methods or Solutions of Propulsion for a Future Amphibious Vehicle
The Office of Naval Research is seeking information from US and non-US sources to
identify new innovative concepts, areas of research and approaches to provide conventional
and non-conventional boosting power to deliver enhanced thrust and possible lift of
the amphibious vehicle.