November 2013 Grant Announcements

U.S. Department of Labor (11/26/2013)

  • Youth CareerConnect Program
  • The Youth CareerConnect Program is designed to strengthen college- and career-readiness by redesigning the high school experience to focus on providing students with challenging, relevant learning opportunities, and enabling schools to develop new partnerships with colleges and employers to support instruction and to help develop the skills students need to be prepared for jobs now and in the future.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due January 27, 2014


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) (11/26/2013)

  • Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18)
  • This program supports projects that  develop, test, and evaluate the impact of various simulation approaches for the purpose of improving the safe delivery of health care. Projects should inform providers, health educators, payers, policy makers, AHRQ, patients, and the public about the effective use of simulation in improving patient safety.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due January 25, 2014


National Science Foundation (11/20/2013)

  • Computational Mathematics
  • This program supports mathematical research in areas of science where computation plays a central and essential role, emphasizing design, analysis, and implementation of numerical methods and algorithms, and symbolic methods.  The prominence of computation with analysis of the computational approach in the research is a hallmark of the program.  Proposals ranging from single-investigator projects that develop and analyze innovative computational methods to interdisciplinary team projects that not only create and analyze new mathematical and computational techniques but also use/implement them to model, study, and solve important application problems are encouraged.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due December 15, 2013


National Science Foundation (11/20/2013)

  • Smart and Connected Health
  • The purpose of the SCH 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.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due December 10, 2013


National Science Foundation (11/20/2013)

  • CISE Research Infrastructure: Mid-Scale Infrastructure- NSF Cloud (CRI: NSF Cloud)
  • The CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) program drives discovery and learning in the computing disciplines by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class computing research infrastructure. This infrastructure will enable CISE researchers to advance the frontiers of CISE research. This Mid-scale Infrastructure - NSFCloud track within the CRI program supports research infrastructure that enables the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures addressing emerging challenges, including real-time and high-confidence systems.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due December 17, 2013


National Science Foundation (11/14/2013)

  • CyberCorps (R): Scholarship for Service
  • The CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development. The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. In return for their scholarships, recipients will work after graduation for a Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due February 11, 2014


National Science Foundation (11/14/2013)

  • Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
  • The CDS&E program addresses the distinct intellectual and technological discipline lying at the intersection of applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, and the core science disciplines of astronomy, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and materials research.  Proposals are expected to be relevant to mathematical and physical sciences.  The CDS&E program welcomes proposals in any area of research supported through the participating divisions that:
      • Promote the creation, development, and application of the next generation of mathematical, computational and statistical theories and tools that are essential for addressing the challenges presented to the scientific and engineering communities by the ever-expanding role of computational modeling and simulation and the explosion and production of digital experimental and observational data.
      • Promote and encourage integrated research projects that create, develop and apply novel computational, mathematical and statistical methods, algorithms, software, data curation, analysis, visualization and mining tools to address major, heretofore intractable questions in core science and engineering disciplines, including large-scale simulations and analysis of large and heterogeneous collections of data.
      • Encourage adventurous ideas that generate new paradigms and that create and apply novel techniques, generating and utilizing digital data in innovative ways to complement or dramatically enhance traditional computational, experimental, observational, and theoretical tools for scientific discovery and application.
      • Encourage ideas at the interface between scientific frameworks, computing capability, measurements and physical systems that enable advances well beyond the expected natural progression of individual activities, including development of science-driven algorithms to address pivotal problems in science and engineering and efficient methods to access, mine, and utilize large data sets.
  • Deadline: A Full Proposal to the Division of Mathematical Sciences  is due by December 9, 2013


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA); Office of Veterans Business Development (11/13/2013)

  • Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Program
  • This program seeks  applications focused on training female veterans and transitioning service personnel interested in starting new small businesses, and current spouses or companions of veteran small business owners interested in expanding/diversifying existing firms.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due December 8, 2013


National Science Foundation (11/13/2013)

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • The Fluid Dynamics program supports fundamental research and education on mechanisms and phenomena governing fluid flow.  Proposed research should contribute to basic understanding; thus enabling the better design; predictability; efficiency; and control of systems that involve fluids.  Encouraged are proposals that address innovative uses of fluids in materials development; manufacturing; biotechnology; nanotechnology; clinical diagnostics and drug delivery; sensor development and integration; energy and the environment. Current research themes include: general fluid mechanics; flow of complex fluids; micro- nano- bio- fluid mechanics; turbulence and flow control; instrumentation and flow diagnostics.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due February 20, 2014


National Science Foundation (11/13/2013)

  • Service Enterprise Systems (SES)
  • The SES program supports research on strategic decision making, design, planning, and operation of commercial, nonprofit, and institutional service enterprises with the goal of improving their overall effectiveness and cost reduction.  The program has a particular focus on healthcare and other similar public service institutions, and emphasizes research topics leading to more effective systems modeling and analysis as a means to improved planning, resource allocation, and policy development.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due February 15, 2014


National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (11/13/2013)

  • Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program
  • The Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships for wetland, forest, riparian and coastal habitat restoration, stormwater management, outreach and stewardship with a particular focus on water quality, watersheds and the habitats they support.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due February 5, 2014


National Endowment for the Humanities (11/12/2013)

  • Media Projects
  • The Media Projects program supports the following formats: interactive digital media; film and television projects; and radio projects. The program makes awards in two categories:
    • Development Grants- enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script or a design document and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations.
    • Production Grants-  support the production and distribution of digital projects, films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage the public.
  • Deadline: Full Proposals for Development Grants and Production Grants are due January 8, 2014


U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (11/12/2013)

  • FY 2014 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Secondary Educators
  • The purpose of this program is to provide foreign university faculty, secondary educators, and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions.  The program seeks proposals that strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions overseas.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due December 18, 2013


U.S. Department of Defense; Department of the Air Force (11/8/2013)

  • Broad Agency Announcement for Advanced Aircraft Compatibility Science and Technology Expansion
  • The goal of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to reach out and discover efforts, methods, algorithms and applications that may be beyond the horizon of the Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office (AFSEO). White papers should address unique and creative solutions to develop predictive capability of complex mechanical, aerodynamic, acoustical, and electrical phenomena, dynamics and interactions where little or no capability exists, and for advancing models, simulation and analysis in support of all aspects of aircraft-store compatibility beyond those that are currently in use. The program is seeking ideas that may be used to develop next generation algorithms, tools, techniques and methodologies, to be leveraged against the many aspects of aircraft compatibility evaluation.
  • Deadline: White papers may be submitted at any time until October 31, 2014.


American Heart Association (11/7/2013)

  • National and Affiliates Research Program
  •  The AHA supports a wide range of research and training awards in cardiovascular disease and stroke. National and its seven affiliates offer two funding cycles per year in winter. Not all programs are offered at each cycle. Awards include: Undergrad Student Research; Predoc and Postdoc Fellowships; Established Investigator Award; Scientist Development Grant; Beginning Grants-in-Aid; and Grants-in-Aid. the strategic focus for this cycle isPREVENTION. The AHA is interested in the science community exploring all aspects of prevention, which can assist the AHA in reaching its 2020 Goals and overall mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Deadline: Letter of Intent due December 16, 2013


U.S. Department of Defense (11/7/2013)

  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program
  • The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding university faculty members and to support their research and to encourage their teaching and research careers. The program provides awards of $170,000 per year for three years. Awards are made to U.S. citizens who hold tenure track positions at U.S. universities and have held their Ph.D.s for five years or less to conduct research within the broad scope of ONR's interests.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due January 3, 2014


National Science Foundation (11/6/2013)

  • Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS): Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function
  • Through the CRCNS program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR), and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. Two classes of proposals will be considered: Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due January 27, 2014


U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) (11/6/2013)

  • Innovative Safety, Resiliency, and All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery Research Demonstrations
  • A key strategic goal of DOT and the Federal Transportation Administration is to improve and maintain America’s public transportation systems to ensure they are safe and in a state of good repair in order to meet performance objectives. This program seeks proposals for projects that engage in the demonstration of innovative technologies, methods, practices and techniques in three areas: (1) operational safety, (2) infrastructure or equipment resiliency and (3) all-hazards emergency response and recovery methods.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due December 2, 2013


U.S. Department of Energy (11/6/2013)

  • Reliable Electricity Based on Electrochemical Systems (REBELS)
  •  The Department of Energy anticipates that an FOA for the REBELS program will be issued within the upcoming months. The REBELS program seeks  to fund new intermediate temperature fuel cell (ITFC) technologies that efficiently generate stationary power from fossil fuels in the near-term, while simultaneously building a bridge to a zero carbon future. Currently, it is anticipated that there will be three specific areas of interest identified in the REBELS FOA as follows: (1) low-cost, efficient, reliable ITFCs for small distributed generation applications, (2) ITFCs that are capable of in-situ charge storage in an electrode to enable battery-like response to transients, and (3) electrochemical devices that produce liquid fuels from methane using excess renewable resources.
  • Deadline: A FOA is anticipated by the end of 2013.