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September 2013 Grant Announcements

 

Health Resources and Services Administration (9/26/2013)

  • Maternal and Child Health Research Program (MCH Research)
  • The program supports innovative applied and translational research in three categories: 
    • MCH Research Program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services that have the potential to improve health services and delivery of care ;
    • MCH Secondary Data Analysis Studies Program will support applied empirical research relating to maternal and child health services using the secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records ; and 
    • MCH Policy Analysis Program will support analyses of policy changes that support improved access, quality and integration of health care and services for MCH populations.
  • Deadline:Full Proposal due November 8, 2013
  • http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=242353

 

National Science Foundation (9/19/2013)

  • Thermal Transport Processes (TTP)
  • The TTP program supports engineering research aimed at gaining a basic understanding of the thermal transport phenomena at nano/micro and macro scales. Core application areas of interest include: (1) Cooling and heating of components, devices and equipment. (2) Thermal processes in energy conversion, power generation, propulsion and thermal energy storage. (3) Thermal transport in the synthesis and processing of materials including advanced manufacturing. Note that proposals that focus primarily on issues pertaining to materials, synthesis and/or processing are not of interest to the TTP program. (4) Thermal phenomena in biological systems.  Only two topics are of interest in this area: cryopreservation and the role of heat transfer and thermal management in the treatment of cancer cells. The program supports transformational research in transport processes that are driven by thermal gradients, and manipulation of these processes to achieve engineering goals. Mass transport or system-design oriented efforts are not of interest to this program. Priority is given to insightful investigations of fundamental problems with clearly defined economic, environmental and societal impacts. 
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 29, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504813&org=CBET&from=home

 

National Institutes of Health (9/12/2013)

  •  Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)
  • The purpose of the AREA program is to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants create opportunities for scientists and institutions, otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH research programs, to contribute to the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research effort. AREA grants are intended to support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible, domestic institutions, to expose students to meritorious research projects, and to strengthen the research environment of the applicant institution.

  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 25, 2013
  • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-313.html

 

National Science Foundation (9/12/2013)

  • Structural Materials and Mechanics (SMM)
  • The SMM program supports fundamental research on the behavior of civil infrastructure materials and the mechanics of structural components in the built environment.  Of particular interest is research on structural components consisting of natural and synthetic materials, their response to mechanical, hydrothermal, and time-dependent loads, and their impact on life-cycle performance and sustainable development of the civil infrastructure.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 1, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13357&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (9/12/2013)

  • Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)
  • The CIS program supports research leading to the engineering of infrastructure systems for resilience and sustainability without excluding other key performance issues.  Areas of interest include intra- and inter-physical, information and behavioral dependencies of infrastructure systems, infrastructure management, construction engineering, and transportation systems.  Special emphasis is on the design, construction, operation, and improvement of infrastructure networks with a focus on systems engineering and design, performance management, risk analysis, life-cycle analysis, modeling and simulation, behavioral and social considerations not excluding other methodological areas or the integration of methods.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 1, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13352&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (9/13/2013)

  • Sensors and Sensing Systems (SSS)
  • The SSS program funds fundamental research on sensors and sensing systems.  Such fundamental research includes the discovery and characterization of new sensing modalities, fundamental theories for aggregation and analysis of sensed data, fundamentally new approaches for data transmission, and approaches for addressing uncertain and/or partial sensor data.  Innovative research in nonlinear prediction, filtering and estimation in the context of sensing systems is also considered in this program.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 1, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13349&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 National Science Foundation (9/11/2013)

  • Research on Education and Learning (REAL)
  • The REAL program supports advances in research on STEM learning and education by fostering efforts to explore all aspects of education research resulting in foundational knowledge to improve STEM learning and learning contexts, both formal and informal, from childhood through adulthood, for all groups, and from the earliest developmental stages through participation in the workforce.
  • Deadline; Letter of Intent due October 25, 2013; Full Proposal due January 10, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13604/nsf13604.htm

 

National Science Foundation (9/11/2013)

  • Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12)
  • The DRK-12 program seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of innovative resources, models and tools (RMTs). Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.  The DRK-12 program DRK-12 has four major research and development strands: (1) Assessment; (2) Learning; (3) Teaching; and (4) Implementation Research.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due December 6, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13601/nsf13601.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (9/11/2013)

  • Mechanics of Materials (MOM)
  • The MoM program supports fundamental research in interdisciplinary solid mechanics.  Emphasis is placed on fundamental understanding that i) advances theory, experimental, and/or computational methods in MoM, and/or ii) uses contemporary MoM methods to address modern challenges in material and device mechanics and physics.Proposed research can focus on existing or emerging material systems across time and length scales; especially of interest are contemporary materials including complex solids, phononic/elastic metamaterials, soft materials, and active materials.  Research is welcome in emerging areas of multiscale methods, nanomechanics, manufacturing mechanics, and areas that incorporate fundamental understanding of physics and chemistry into the continuum-level understanding of solids.

  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 1, 2013

 

National Science Foundation (9/11/2013)

  • Dynamical Systems (DS)
  • This program supports innovative research on the theories of dynamical systems, including new analytical and computational tools, as well as the novel application of dynamical systems to engineered systems.  The program is especially interested in transformative research in the area of complex systems, uncertain or stochastic nonlinear dynamical systems, model order reduction of nonlinear or infinite dimensional dynamical systems, discrete nonlinear dynamical systems, and modeling, simulation, analysis and design of multi-scale multi-physics dynamical systems.
  • Deadline:  Full Proposal due October 1, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13574&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (9/11/2013)

  • 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.  The program supports research to integrate multiple issues from engineering, social, behavioral, political, and economic sciences.  It supports fundamental research on the interdependence of civil infrastructure and society, development of sustainable infrastructures, and civil infrastructure vulnerability and risk reduction.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 1, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13353&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (9/11/2013)

  • Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering (HMSE)
  • The HMSE program supports fundamental research to mitigate impacts of natural and anthropogenic hazards on civil infrastructure and to advance the reliability, resiliency, and sustainability of buildings and other structures. Hazards considered within the program include earthquake, tsunami, hurricane, tornado and other loads, as well as explosive and impact loading. Resiliency of buildings and other structures include structural and non-structural systems that, in totality, permit continued occupation or operation in case of an impact by a hazard. Research is encouraged that integrates structural and architectural engineering advances with discoveries in other science and engineering fields, such as earth and atmospheric sciences, material science, mechanics of materials, sensor technology, high performance computational modeling and simulation, dynamic system and control, and economics.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 1, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13358&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation (9/11/2013)

  • Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC)
  • The CNIC program is designed to promote professional development of US Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) researchers and to advance their research through international engagement. The CNIC program will support US researchers' participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer. These include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, single or multiple visits within a maximum 12-month time period to plan a new international research collaboration, or exploratory workshops designed to bring together US and non-US-based researchers representing several institutions and focused on a topic specified in the Project Description. Generally, CNIC-supported workshops will include between 10-25 individuals, of whom roughly half will be from the US, and are usually expected to take place abroad.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due January 22, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13605/nsf13605.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (9/11/2013)

  • Chemical Catalyst (CAT)
  • The CAT Program supports experimental and theoretical research directed towards the fundamental understanding of the chemistry of catalytic processes at the molecular level.  The Program accepts proposals on catalytic approaches, which facilitate, direct, and accelerate efficient chemical transformations.  This includes the design and synthesis of catalytic species on the molecular, supramolecular, and nanometer scales as well as studies of the dynamics of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic processes.  Processes of interest include (but are not limited to): polymerization catalysis, single site catalysis, and biologically-inspired catalysis.  Applications of modeling, theory, and simulation to catalytic processes are also relevant.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due September 30, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503418&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation (9/11/2013)

  • Chemical Synthesis (SYN)
  • The Chemical Synthesis program focuses on the development of new, efficient synthetic methodologies and on the synthesis of complex and/or challenging molecules.  Typical synthetic targets involve novel structures, structures displaying unique properties, or structures providing pathways to discover and elucidate new phenomena.  Examples of supported research areas include the development of innovative reagents, catalysts for synthetic transformations, discovery of new synthetic methods, target-oriented synthesis, green synthesis, and synthesis of novel organic, organometallic, and inorganic structures.  Research in this program will generate fundamental knowledge of chemical synthesis that enables the development of new avenues of basic chemical research and transformative technologies. 
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due September 30, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503419&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation (9/11/2013)

  • Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-A and CSDM-B)
  • 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.  The CSDM-A program supports research that seeks to develop and refine our quantitative understanding of molecular structure, reactivity and dynamics.  The most successful proposals will be those which describe research that has the potential to change how we think about chemical structure and dynamics in general, as opposed to the behavior of a specific class of molecules or reactions. The CSDM-B program supports research that seeks to map specific molecular structures to their properties and/or reactivities.  CSDM-B proposals generally utilize existing experimental techniques as opposed to developing new ones, and the research should lean toward systems of greater molecular complexity, cover longer time scales, and involve weaker interactions than a chemical bond strength.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due September 30, 2013
  •  CSDM- A : http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504796&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click; CDSM - B : http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504807&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation (9/9/2013)

  • Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)
  • The IOS program supports research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals should focus on organisms as a fundamental unit of biological organization. Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to apply systems approaches that will lead to conceptual and theoretical insights and predictions about emergent organismal properties. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, nervous system development, structure, and function, physiological processes, functional morphology, symbioses, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, and animal behavior. (Research motivated by relevance to human health or wellness does not fit the focus of the program and will be returned without review).
  • Deadline: Preliminary Proposal due January 14, 2013; Full Proposal due August 1, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13600/nsf13600.htm

 

National Science Foundation (9/9/2013)

  • Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (CTMC)
  • The Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods program supports the discovery and development of theoretical and computational methods or models to address a range of chemical challenges, with emphasis on emerging areas of chemical research.  Proposals that focus on established theoretical or computational approaches should involve innovative additions or modifications that substantially broaden their applicability.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, electronic structure, quantum reaction dynamics, statistical mechanics, molecular dynamics, and simulation and modeling techniques for molecular systems and systems in condensed phases. The goal of the program is to support the development of new theoretical and computational methodologies that have the potential of being broadly applicable to a range of challenging chemical problems.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due September 30, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503420&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation (9/3/2013)

  •  Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (SEES Fellows)
  • The SEES Fellows program seeks to advance science, engineering, and education to inform the societal actions needed for environmental and economic sustainability and human well-being while creating the necessary workforce to address these challenges. The Program's emphasis is to facilitate investigations that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and address issues of sustainability through a systems approach, building bridges between academic inquiry, economic growth, and societal needs. The Fellow's proposed investigation must be interdisciplinary and allow him/her to obtain research experiences beyond his/her current core disciplinary expertise.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due November 26, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13595/nsf13595.htm ; http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=241323

 

National Science Foundation (NSF); Department of Energy (DOE) (9/3/2013)

  • NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
  • This program focuses on fundamental issues of plasma science and engineering that can have impact in other areas or disciplines in which improved basic understanding of the plasma state is needed. Proposals should discuss effective ways in which education is integrated within the research programs. Proposals directly related to fusion energy studies are not eligible. Some of the general research areas which are included are:
    • Chaos, Turbulence and Structure in Plasmas
    • Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems in Plasmas
    • Dusty Plasmas
    • Non-neutral Plasmas
    • Flows in Plasmas, their Interaction and Interpenetration
    • Plasmas in Magnetic Fields
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due November 26, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13596http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=241322

 

Department of Defense (DoD); Office of Naval Research (ONR) (9/3/2013)

  • Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
  • The DURIP program is designed to improve the capabilities of universities to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 20, 2013
  • http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=240541

 

National Science Foundation; Directorate for Engineering (9/3/2013)

  • Manufacturing Machines and Equipment

  • The MME program supports fundamental research leading to improved manufacturing machines and equipment, and their application in manufacturing processes.  Key goals of the program 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 impacts.  A focus is on the advancement of manufacturing machines and related systems engineering that will enable energy manufacturing, namely the manufacture of facilities and equipment that will enable the conversion of renewable resources into energy products such as electricity and liquid fuels, on a large scale.  The program also supports research on laser processing, joining processes and additive manufacturing machines and processes encompassing feature scales from microns to meters (nanometer scale additive manufacturing is supported under the Nanomanufacturing program).
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 1, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13346 ; http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=240543
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