January 2014 Grant Announcements:


National Science Foundation (1/27/2014)

  • Biomechanics and Mechanobiology  (BMMB)

  • The BMMB Program supports fundamental research in biomechanics and mechanobiology. An emphasis is placed on multiscale mechanics approaches in the study of organisms that integrate across molecular, cell, tissue, and organ domains. The influence of in vivo mechanical forces on cell and matrix biology in the histomorphogenesis, maintenance, regeneration, and aging of tissues is an important concern. In addition, the relationships between mechanical behavior and extracellular matrix composition and organization are of interest. Funded projects may include theoretical, computational, and experimental approaches. The program encourages the consideration of diverse living tissues as smart materials that are self-designing.

  • Deadline: Full Proposal due February 15, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13523&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Institutes of Health (1/27/2014)

  • Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program (R15)
  • The AREA program supports small-scale research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty and students at educational institutions that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due February 25, 2014
  • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/area.htm