Highlighted External Funding Opportunities

Research program officers in Western Michigan University’s Office of the Vice President for Research are always on the lookout for interesting grants. Here are some of their highlighted choices followed by a listing of opportunities arranged by area of interest and application deadline. 

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR October

Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication—National Institute of Health 18-288

One of the missions of the NIDCD is to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders. NIDCD effectiveness research seeks to measure, evaluate and/or improve patient-centered outcomes following intervention for communication disorders.The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. 

Applications in response to this FOA are expected to be multidisciplinary, focus on practice-relevant questions, and may focus on the population or individual across the lifespan in diverse real-world settings. 

Deadline: Feb. 16, 2019

Naval Engineering Education Consortium—Navy

Notice seeking basic and applied research affecting multiple issues related to naval engineering and related topics. Broad topics include, but are not limited to: signal processing; materials science; autonomous devices; quantum computing; big data processing; artificial intelligence, and more.

Deadline: Oct. 31

Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) Program—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The objective of the CSTAR Program is to improve the overall forecast and warning capabilities of the operational hydrometeorological community by addressing science and technology research priorities through collaborative research efforts between the National Weather Service and academic institutions that have expertise in the environmental sciences. These activities engage university researchers and students in applied research of interest to the operational meteorological community. A goal of this announcement is to foster long-term collaborative interactions between a university and NWS operational offices. The focus of this funding opportunity is on current science challenges of NWS field offices and NCEP Centers. The research themes of this FFO focus on the application of new science, data, and technologies for the provision of improving the following: i) lead time and accuracy of forecasts and warnings for high impact weather, water, and climate events; and ii) impact-based decision support services (IDSS) and the application and integration of physical and social sciences for improved messaging of weather, water, and climate hazards.

Deadline: Letter of intent strongly encouraged but not required by Oct. 30. Full proposal due Dec. 14

Gerber Foundation

The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving common, everyday problems or emerging issues within our defined focus area. Projects should focus on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. The board is particularly looking for practical solutions that can be easily and rapidly implemented on a broad scale with a predictable time frame to clinical application. Note that the Foundation is looking for projects that result in 'new' information, treatments, or tools that will result in a change in practice.

Deadline: Concept papers due May 15 and Nov. 15 annually.

 

ongoing opportunities by subject Area

 

date driven opportunities by Subject area

Opportunities noted that OVPR added to this listing in Sept. and Oct., 2018.

 

Arts/Humanities   

Art Works—National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: October 19, 2018

PARTNERSHIPS with MCC Program—Millennium Challenge Corporation
Concept papers due on May 31 or Nov. 8.

Learning  and Leadership Grants—National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline:  June 1 and Oct. 15 

NEA Research: Art Works, FY2019—National Endowment for the Arts.  
Deadline:  Oct. 9

Humanities Connections Planning Grants and Humanities Connections Implementation Grants—National Endowment for the Humanities. Supports innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among faculty in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs.  
Deadline:  Oct. 17

Dialogues on the Experience of War—National Endowment for the Humanities. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline:  Nov. 15

MAP Fund Grants—MAP Fund. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: first 200 proposals accepted Nov. 1 to 30. Application due Feb. 15, 2019.

Collaborative Research GrantsNational Endowment for the Humanities. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Dec. 5

Beckman Center Fellowships—The Science History Institute. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Jan. 2, 2019

Preservation Technology and Training Grants—National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2019

ACLS Digital Extension Grants—American Council of Learned Societies. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: Jan. 16, 2019

Multi-Country Research Fellowships—Council of American Overseas Research. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: Jan. 24, 2019

Public Scholar ProgramNational Endowment for the Humanities. 
Deadline:  Feb. 6, 2019

Promoting Research on Music and Health: Fundamentals and Applications (R01)—NIH 18-090. (R21) 18-091. (R61/R33) 18-015. Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement. OVPR added in Sept.
Estimated application deadline: Feb. 28, 2019

Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives—National Archives and Records Administration.
Deadline:  July 11, 2019

 

Education/Economic and Community Development  

Research and Scholar Funding—Russell Sage Foundation. Supports basic social science research to improve social policies: 1) Social Inequality; 2) Future of Work; 3) Race, Ethnicity & Immigration; and 4) Behavioral Economics. Annual deadlines for required LOIs Aug. 20 for areas 1, 2 and 4. Additional program application deadlines include Grants for Computational Social Science Nov. 30 and Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics/Consumer Finance applications accepted anytime. 

UTC Program Solicitation for Two National Transportation Centers—Department of Transportation. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: required letter of intent due Oct. 12, proposal due Dec. 3

The Educational Component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program—Geological Survey. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline:  Nov. 6

Course Hero Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching—Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Fellowships for tenure-track and non-tenure-track positions.  OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Nov. 9

Innovation for WASH in Urban Settings—Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Nov. 14

E-Learning Collaborative for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention—Centers for Disease Control. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Nov. 15

Desalination and Water Purification Research Program for Fiscal Year 2019—Bureau of Reclamation. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Dec. 13

Thinking for a Change Facilitator Program—National Institute of Corrections. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Dec. 20

Solid Waste Management Grant Program—Utilities Programs. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: Dec. 31

Water Conservation Field Services Program—Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. 
Deadline: Dec. 31

Education Grants—National League for Nursing. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Feb. 4, 2019

ILA Elva Knight Research Grant—International Literacy Assoc. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Collaborative Approach for Youth Engagement in Sports—Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. OVPR added in Sept.
Anticipated funding. Anticipated deadline:  March 29, 2019

 

Health

NIH = National Institute of Health

Eating Disorders Research: Junior Faculty—The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation. 
Deadline: extended to Oct. 26

Increasing Demand for Vaccination Services—Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Nov. 14

Innovations Driving Programmatic Performance in Immunization: Service Experience and Data Use + Measurement—Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. OVPR added in Sept. 
Deadline: Nov. 14

E-Learning Collaborative for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention—Centers for Disease Control. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Nov. 15

Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Device Development for Mental Health Applications (R21)—NIH 18-941. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: Nov. 26

Lost Wages Support for Living Organ Donors Demonstration Project—Health Resources and Services Administration. 
Deadline: Nov. 27

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01)—NIH 18-331. 
Letter of intent by Dec. 8 or May 7, 2019 

Discovery and Validation of Novel Targets for Safe and Effective Pain Treatment (R01)—National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. OVPR added in Sept.
Anticipated funding. Estimated  deadline:  Nov. 27

Dysregulation and Proximal Risk for Suicide (R21)—NIH 19-210. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: Dec. 5 

Nurse Faculty Loan Program—Health Resources and Services Administration. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: Nov. 28

HEAL Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network Advanced Analytics and Methodology Center—National Institute on Drug Abuse 18-036. OVPR added in Sept.
Anticipated funding. Estimated deadline:  Dec. 1

High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks (R24)—NIH 19-015. High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks in Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias (R24)—NIH 19-016. Development of specific high-priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to aging.
Deadline: letter of intent due Jan. 1, 2019, applications due Feb. 1, 2019

Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Research Award—Department of the Army.  
Deadline: Jan. 2, 2019

Damon Runyon Fellowship Award—Damon Runyon Foundation. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Novel Mechanism Research on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimers Dementia (R21)—NIH 19-511, (R01)—NIH 19-510. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: March 19, 2019

Graduate Research Initiative for Student Enhancement G-RISE (T32)—NIH 18-029.  
Anticipated funding. Anticipated deadline:  May 28, 2019

Undergraduate Research Initiative for Student Enhancement U-RISE (T32)—NIH 18-030.  
Anticipated funding. Anticipated deadline:  May 28, 2019

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34)—NIH 18-031.  
Anticipated funding. Anticipated deadline:  May 28, 2019

 

Science/Technology/Engineering/Math–STEM  

NSF = National Science Foundation

Real-Time Intelligent Traveler Wayfinding—Department of Homeland Security
Deadlines: July 17 and Oct. 18

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience—NSF 18-583.  
Deadline: letter of intent due Sept. 21, full proposal due Nov. 19

E-Team Grants—VentureWell. Informational webinar on July 10.  
Deadline: Oct. 3 or Feb. 6, 2019

Environmental Engineering—NSF. 
Deadline: Oct. 1-22

Environmental Sustainability—NSF. 
Deadline: Oct. 1-22

Fluid Dynamics—NSF. 
Deadline: Oct. 1-22

Naval Engineering Education Consortium—Navy, Department of Defense.  
Deadline:  Oct. 31

Topology—NSF.
Deadline:  Nov. 6

Faculty Grants—Venturewell. Fund new or modify existing courses and programs in STEM entrepreneurship.  
Deadline:  Nov. 7

Advanced Informal STEM Learning—NSF 17-573.  OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline:  Nov. 7, 2018 and Nov. 6, 2019

3D Elevation Program—Geological Survey. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline:  Proposals for lidar acquisition are due Nov. 9, 2018. Proposals received after the initial due date will be considered for review until Sept. 30, 2019

Big Data Analysis of SynchrophasorData National Energy Technology Laboratory. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: Nov. 9

New Approaches for Manufacturing Gut Microbial BiotherapeuticsBill & Melinda Gates Foundation. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Nov. 14

Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure: Research Core Program—NSF 18-567.  
Deadline: Nov. 1 to Nov. 15, 2018 and Oct. 31 to Nov. 14, 2019.

NIDCR Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research (SOAR) (R35)—NIH 19-005. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Required letter of intent due Nov. 5

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience—NSF 18-591. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline:  Nov. 27

NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research—NSF 18-588. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Nov. 28

Investigations and Novel Approaches in Isotope Science and Production at U.S. UniversitiesOffice of Science. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: Nov. 30

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement, Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant and Faculty Development Grant, Fiscal Year 2019
Deadline: Nov. 30

Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine, and Science—American Association of University Women.  
Deadline: Dec. 1

Concrete Research Grant—Concrete Research Council. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Dec. 1

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship—Natl. Acad. of Sci, Eng, Med. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: Dec. 6

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers—NSF.  
Deadline: Required letter of intent due Dec. 14

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems—Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, NSF.
Deadline:  letters of intent by Dec. 7 or Jan. 8, 2019.

Formal Methods in the Field—for computer and information science and engineering to jointly develop rigorous and reproducible methodologies for designing and implementing correct-by-construction systems and applications with provable guarantees—NSF 18-596. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2019

Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce—NSF
Deadline: Jan. 16, 2019

Joint DMS NLM Initiative on Generalizable Data Science Methods for Biomedical Research—NSF. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline:  Jan. 16, 2019

2018 ERDC Broad Agency Announcement—conducting research of a great number of things, one being water quality. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline:  Jan. 31, 2019

Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians—Simons Foundation. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

2018 Engineer Research and Development Center Broad Agency Announcement—Department of Defense, U.S. Army Engineer Research.
Pre-proposals or white papers are accepted at any time before January 31, 2019. Full proposals are due by invitation only.

Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics—NSF. OVPR added in Oct.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019

NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Research—Navy, Department of Defense.  
Deadline: white papers are accepted any time until May 9, 2019.

Information Innovation Office (I2O)Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Aug. 30, 2019

Anticipated Funding

Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Institutional Research Training Program—NIH. 
Anticipated funding announcement in Oct. Estimated deadline:  May 25, 2019

Energy-Water Desalination Hub—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. 
Anticipated funding. Deadline:  TBD

Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  
Anticipated funding. Deadline:  TBD

Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Improve Environmental Performance—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  
Anticipated funding. Deadline:  TBD

Advanced Solar Systems Integration Technologies—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  OVPR added in Sept.
Anticipated funding. Deadline:  TBD

Bilateral Academic Research Initiative Pilot Program—Dept of the Army - Materiel Command. The BARI program supports STEM research from interactive collaborative efforts between U.S. institutions of higher education and U.K.  
Deadline:  not set yet. Advance notice is provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications. 

Phase I: Research on Research Integrity—Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. OVPR added in Sept.
Anticipated funding announcement in Dec. Estimated  deadline:  March 29, 2019

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