June 2013 Grant Announcements:

U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (6/24/13)

  • Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment Programs
  • This program seeks to provide experiential, education, and employment program opportunities for youth of all ages (pre-K through early adult life, including students, associates, fellows, interns, members, and volunteers) to participate in conservation activities conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or in collaboration with other DOI bureaus; other federal agencies; and other non-Federal entities.
  • Applications due: July 31, 2013
  • http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=236659

U.S. Department of Defense; Department of the Army; U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (6/24/13)

  • Space Science, Systems Engineering, and Applied Science
  • This program seeks information to provide research, development, and engineering support to advance DoD or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's knowledge of Space, High Altitude, and Missile Defense systems.  The request should NOT be considered as an invitation for bid, request for proposal, or an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire products or services.
    • The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Forces Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) and Army Contracting Command-Redstone, located in Huntsville, Alabama, is conducting market research to locate research organizations within a university affiliated research center to provide research, development, and engineering support to advance DoD or NASA's knowledge of Space, High Altitude, and Missile Defense systems for an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity type contract.  This effort requires expertise in Space Science and Engineering; Strategic Systems Test and Evaluation; Simulation, Modeling, and Operations Analysis; Mission-Related Research and Development; Information Technology (C4ISR/IO); Combat System and Guided Missiles; and Theater Air Defense and Power Projection.
  • Response Date: July 3, 2013
  • https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=c7a865043f701a18e5b7e26843d3e1ba&tab=core&_cview=0

National Science Foundation (6/13/13)

  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSECs)
  • MRSECs provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and interdisciplinary provided by a campus-based research center. They support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international institutions, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership.
  • Deadline: Preliminary Proposal due August 26, 2013 ; Full Proposal due January 10, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5295

National Science Foundation (6/12/13)

  • General and Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE)
  • The GARDE program supports research that will lead to the development of new technologies, devices, or software for persons with disabilities.  Research may be supported that is directed to the characterization, restoration, and/or substitution of human functional ability or cognition, or to the interaction of persons with disabilities and their environment.  Areas of particular recent interest are disability-related research in neuroscience/neuroengineering and rehabilitation robotics.  Emphasis is placed on significant advancement of fundamental engineering and scientific knowledge and not on incremental improvements.  Proposals should advance discovery or innovation beyond the frontiers of current knowledge in disability-related research. 
  • Deadline: September 17, 2013

National Science Foundation (6/11/13)

  • Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
  • This program accepts proposals that address Cybersecurity from a Trustworthy Computing Systems perspective (TWC); a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences perspective (SBE); and a Transition to Practice perspective (TPP) . In addition, proposals that integrate research addressing two or more of these perspectives as well as proposals focusing entirely on Cybersecurity Education are accepted. Multiple projects are accepted: Small projects up to $500,000 in total budget, for three years (due 12/15 annually FY 14 and beyond); Medium projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 in total budget for four years (9/30 annually); Frontier projects: $1,200,001 to $10,000,000 in total budget for five years.
  • Deadline: September 30, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504709

National Science Foundation (6/11/13)

  • Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics
  • This program supports fundamental research in engineering areas related to interfacial phenomena, mass transport phenomena, and molecular thermodynamics. Current emphasis is on molecular engineering approaches at interfaces, especially as applied to the nano- processing of soft materials. Molecules at interfaces with functional interfacial properties are of special interest and have uses in many new technologies, based on nano-fabrication.
  • Deadline: September 17, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13362

National Science Foundation (6/11/13)

  • Process and Reaction Engineering
  • This program supports research on chemical reactions; chemical and biochemical phenomena occurring at or near solid surfaces; chemical processes with engineering significance or commercial potential; design and optimization of complex chemical and biochemical processes; dynamic modeling and control of process systems and individual process units; reactive processing of polymers, ceramics, and thin films; and interactions between chemical reactions and transport processes.
  • Deadline: September 17, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13361

National Science Foundation (6/11/13)

  • Chemical and Biological Separations (CBS)
  • This program supports fundamental research on novel methods and materials for separation processes for application in the chemical, biochemical, materials, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. Research topics of particular interest are nanostructured materials for separations, biorenewable resource separation processes, purification of drinking water, field (flow, magnetic, electrical) induced separations, separation of molecular constituents from blood.
  • Deadline: September 17, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13363

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (6/11/13)

  • Research Opportunities in Aeronautics
  • This program supports aeronautics research that establishes a milestone-based approach to research that enables near-term results while focusing on long-term, cutting edge research, and ensures long- term, stable, strategic investment in aeronautics research to benefit both civilian and military applications.

  • Deadline: August 1, 2013

  • http://tinyurl.com/8xg9e8n

U.S. Department of Defense (6/11/13)

  • DARPA: Defense Science Office
  • This program supports advanced research and development in a variety of enabling technical areas focused on fundamental science and innovation for National Defense. Programs include: Defense Sciences Research and Technology- innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science and technology (deadline 5/22/14); Methods for Explosive Detection at Standoff (MEDS)- innovative multidisciplinary research proposals to rapidly develop and demonstrate non-contact methods to detect explosives embedded or packaged in opaque media with high water content (e.g., water, mud, meat/animal carcasses) at standoff (deadline 10/15/13); and Rapid Threat Assessment - innovative research proposals to develop new high-throughput methods and tools that will elucidate in thirty days the molecular mechanism by which threat agents, drugs, biologics or chemicals affect the function of biological cells (deadline 7/23/13).
  • Deadline: July 23, 2013
  • http://www.darpa.mil/Opportunities/Solicitations/DSO_Solicitations.aspx

U.S. Department of Energy (6/11/13)

  • Fuel Cell Technologies Program
  • This program supports a comprehensive portfolio of activities that address the full range of barriers facing the development and deployment of hydrogen and fuel cells with the ultimate goals of decreasing U.S. dependence on oil, reducing carbon emissions, and enabling clean, reliable power generation.
  • Deadline: August 2013 (Tentative)
  • http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/program_areas.html

The Dreyfus Foundation (6/11/13)

  • Senior Scientist Mentor Program
  • This program supports emeritus faculty (on or before October 2013) who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. Provides awards of $20,000 over two years, intended mostly for undergraduate stipends, may also provide modest research support. Ideally, the research will be conducted during the summer months, although the undergraduates may also work during the academic year.
  • Deadline: September 11, 2013
  • http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/senior_scientist_mentor.shtml

Surdna Foundation (6/6/13)

Sustainable Environments Program

  • The program offers ways for colleges and universities to engage with their communities in developing the next generation of environmentally sustainable infrastructure. The foundation is seeking to fund projects in four program areas:
    • Sustainable Transportation Networks & Equitable Development Patterns - places an emphasis on supporting clean, affordable, efficient transportation and land use projects.
    • Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment - supports projects that lead to more energy efficient homes and businesses.
    • Urban Water Management - supports efforts to capture storm water and slowly release it into the existing pipe and sewer networks or reuse it where it falls to cultivate natural green spaces
    • Regional Food Supply -designed to support sustainably produced local food networks.
  • Letter of Inquiry accepted on a rolling basis.
  • http://www.surdna.org/what-we-fund/sustainable-environments.html

National Endowment for the Humanities (6/3/13)

  • Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
  • This program supports the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve: research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities; planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making digital resources, including libraries' and museums' digital assets; scholarship that focuses on the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society; scholarship or studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific field or disciplines of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations; innovative use of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; and new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advance academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels.

  • Deadline: Full Proposals due September 12, 2013
  • http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-start-grants