Funding Opportunities Archive

Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry

Posted: 2013-06-19 00:00:00

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry.

Deadline: August 14, 2013

NY Sea Grant's 2014-2015 Call for Research Proposals

Posted: 2013-01-07 00:00:00

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is pleased to announce its Biennial Research Call for 2014-2015.

The main goal of New York Sea Grant's research program is to provide valid scientific information that will serve as the basis for furthering the sustainable development, use, protection, conservation, and management of our coastal resources.  The research must clearly be driven by identified needs and must provide enhanced opportunities for NYSG to 'make a difference' and have an impact on addressing important coastal issues.

Pre-proposals are invited on the topics of the Call which come from NYSG's new Strategic Plan and include:

  • Coastal habitats and ecosystems
  • Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
  • Seafood products and businesses
  • Coastal businesses
  • Land use planning and watersheds
  • Coastal water quality
  • Coastal hazards

For the specific issues being targeted within these topics, see the Call attached and on NYSG's website at http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/proposals/ .

Research in many disciplines, including biology, chemistry, geology, physical oceanography, engineering, social science and others, will be appropriate.

Submission Deadline:  Pre-proposals are due by 4:30 PM Friday February 22, 2013.

Anticipated Funds:  Approximately $1 million per year for 2 years, to support about 7-10 projects.

Funding Interval:  Two years, beginning 2/1/2014.

Questions:  Contact Assistant Director Cornelia Schlenk at cornelia.schlenk@stonybrook.edu

NOTE:  In addition, separate special regional Calls are being released by the Northeast Sea Grant College Consortium (ME through NY) and by the Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Programs (NY through NC).  These also will be announced by email and posted on NYSG's website when they are available in mid-January.  See http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/proposals/ for details and specific submission instructions. 

http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/proposals/

The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences

Posted: 2013-01-04 02:15:49

Deadline: March 1, 2013

 

The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is awarded to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize is awarded biennially and consists of a citation, a medal, and a monetary award of $250,000.

 

For more information, visit:  http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/prize.shtml

2013 Connecticut Stem Cell Research Grants Program

Posted: 2012-11-16 00:00:00

A CT Stem Cell workshop is scheduled on November 19th from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the following locations:   

  • ARB - E2036 with video broadcast to Storrs and the Cell and Genome Sciences Building (CGSB)
  • Demo Room – CGSB 400 Farmington Avenue
  • Storrs – TLS Room 153, first floor

The workshop is designed to answer questions, provide general information about the types of proposals, discuss this year’s research expansion to include studies with clear potential relevance to human health, including animal models of human disease, regeneration/repair and aging. (Presenters: Marc Lalande and David Goldhamer)

New Policy for 2013 Connecticut Stem Cell Research Grants Program competition:

  1. Letters of Intent: The University no longer requires a separate one-page letter of intent, but requests a copy of the one submitted to  CT Innovations be also sent to the UConn Stem Cell Institute at UCSCI_Admin@uchc.edu
  2. Core proposals: The Connecticut Stem Cell Advisory Committee considered a proposal to terminate funding for the Yale and UConn/Wesleyan cores but agreed to continue funding of the Cores but with a limit of $500,000 per annum per core. Given this severe funding limit, the University of Connecticut will not support any grant proposals for cores except for the main Farmington core facility.

Proposal Submission Due Dates:

Letters of Intent are due at Connecticut Innovations on Friday, November 16, 2012 by 4:30pm

Letters of intent in PDF format should be sent electronically to sara.donofrio@ctinnovations.com with a copy to the UConn Stem Cell Institute at UCSCI_Admin@uchc.edu.

Please note that the provision of the necessary institutional letters of support for a stem cell grant application will be contingent on submission by this deadline. Although a letter of intent is not required by CT Innovations, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows CT Innovations staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review.

Final Proposals are due at Connecticut Innovations on Friday, January 4, 2013 by 4:30pm

A signed electronic copy of the proposal in one single PDF should be sent to sara.donofrio@ctinnovations.com with copies to the Office for Sponsored Programs at preward@uconn.edu and the UConn Stem Cell Institute at UCSCI_Admin@uchc.edu.

The RFP can be found at:

http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/stem_cell/grants/scrac_2013_rfp.pdf

 

 

 

InfoEd SPIN Funding Database

Posted: 2011-05-18 10:47:29

Monthly Funding Opportunities from the Grant Advisor Plus

Posted: 2011-05-18 10:44:56

Grants.gov Funding Opportunities

Posted: 2011-05-18 10:43:05

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Interfaces in Science Program

Posted: 2010-06-03 11:03:12

Preproposal Application Deadline:
    
September 1, 2010 by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Full Invited Application Deadline:
    
January 12, 2011 by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

Accepting electronic applications only.

The biological sciences are changing. Advances in genomics, quantitative structural biology, modeling of complex systems, and nanotechnology have opened up new realms of research for ambitious investigators with backgrounds in physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering who want to explore the new frontier of biology. The promise of an exciting research career at this scientific interface has never been greater.

In recognition of the vital role such cross-trained scientists will play in furthering biomedical science, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund has made a major investment in young investigators with backgrounds in the physical, chemical, or computational sciences whose work addresses biological questions and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.

Current Program
Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Previous Programs: (No longer accepting applications)
Institutional Awards at the Scientific Interface

 

Full Program Information

2011-12 Fulbright Scholar Program

Posted: 2010-03-02 01:23:14

2011-12 FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAM

The Fulbright Scholar Program for the 2011-12 academic year opened on March 1. Lecturing and research awards are available for some 140 countries for university faculty and administrators and professionals from business and government, as well as journalists, lawyers, scientists, artists, independent scholars and many others. While foreign language skills are needed in some countries, most Fulbright lecturing assignments are in English

Traditional Fulbright awards are available from two months to an academic year or longer. The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program offers two-to-six-week grants in a variety of disciplines and fields. Application deadlines for 2011-12 awards are: August 2, 2010, for Fulbright lecturing and research grants worldwide; rolling deadline for Fulbright Specialists Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Information application forms for the traditional Fulbright program, the Senior Specialists program, and other Fulbright opportunities are available at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/. If you have questions about Fulbright programs, you may also contact Elizabeth Mahan, the Fulbright Program Advisor at UConn, at elizabeth.mahan@uconn.edu.

Special Request for Applications - Juvenile Diabetes Research

Posted: 2010-02-23 00:00:00

View information here [PDF]

Jefferson Science Fellows Program

Posted: 2009-11-19 10:02:56

Jefferson Science Fellows Program

Tenured academic scientists and engineers from U.S. institutions of higher learning are eligible for selection to be Jefferson Science Fellows. Each Fellow will spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. All JSF assignments will be designed in consultation with regional and/or functional bureaus within the U.S. Department of State/USAID.  While in general JSF assignments will involve providing up-to-date expertise in the rapidly advancing STE arenas that routinely impact the policy decisions encountered by the U.S. Department of State/USAID, each Fellow will also be expected to become conversant with the functional operation of the U.S. Department of State/USAID. In doing so, the JSF program complements and enhances the existing efforts by both the continuing employees within the U.S. Department of State/USAID and other temporary fellows supported by non-governmental organizations who address STE issues. Following the fellowship year, the Jefferson Science Fellow will return to his/her academic career, but will remain available to the U.S. Department of State/USAID for short-term projects over the following five years.  Click link above for further information.

NOTE:  While there is no limitation on the number of nominations, please email Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu your intention to apply to this program by December 1, 2009.

 

2009/2010 State of Connecticut Stem Cell Grant Program

Posted: 2009-10-19 00:00:00

In preparation for the 2009/2010 competition of the State of Connecticut Stem Stem Cell grant program, the University has instituted several important changes for the internal grant submission process. These changes have been instituted because of problems that arose in the previous competition. Of particular concern to the State's Stem Cell Advisory Committee was the submission of grant applications with similar themes and titles by different University of Connecticut faculty and groups. This duplication of effort burdens the peer review system, lowers our success rate and is perceived by the Committee as a lapse in our coordination of the program.
In order to avoid duplication and better coordinate the grant submission process, the University (UCSCI_Admin@uchc.edu) will now require a one page letter of intent that includes the title, the principal and co-investigators, research objectives and type of proposal (seed, established investigator, group project, or core)

We also plan to have faculty meetings to discuss the grant application process and to assist with proposals (dates and details will be forthcoming).

The letter of intent will also be reviewed by the ESCRO. Please indicate to the ESCRO whether your project falls within any of the following categories that require extensive ESCRO review and supporting documentation: use of hESC lines not obtained from the Core; implantation of hESC or derivatives into nonhuman embryos or fetuses; derivation of new hESC lines using somatic cell nuclear transfer, parthenogenesis, or any other method that uses human embryos or human embryo-like entities.  Investigators with projects in any of these categories or who have questions about the ESCRO review process should contact the ESCRO office as soon as possible (see http://escro.uconn.edu).


Proposal Submission Due Dates:

October 30, 2009.  One page letters of intent are required and due by 4:00 pm at UCSCI_Admin@uchc.edu. Please note that the provision of the necessary institutional letters of support for a stem cell grant application will be contingent on submission by this deadline.


The letters of intent will also be forwarded to CT Innovations. (Although a letter of intent is not required by CT Innovations, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows CT Innovations staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review).

December 4, 2009.  Full proposals in PDF format are due at CT Innovations by 4:30 pm. (stemcellinfo@ctinnovations.com)

 

Program Guidelines and Requirements

PDF (100KB)

Word Version (90KB)

Application Procedures

PDF (140KB)

DoD Gulf War Illness Research funding opportunities now open

Posted: 2009-04-28 09:41:17

The Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) has released the three program announcements described below. The FY09 appropriation is $8.0M. The following funding opportunity information may interest independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent) eligible to submit proposals. Please disseminate this information to scientists from bio-life, neurology, neuroendrocrinology, immunology, pharmacology, gastrointestinal, genetic, proteomic, or metabolic investigators. Studies whose principal focus is on treatment of psychiatric conditions, including PTSD, will not be funded under this Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity. You may disseminate this information to the widest possible audience using links, list serves, funding websites, newsletters, and forwarding this e-mail.

Program information [http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp.htm]

DoD Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Awards Now Open

Posted: 2009-04-23 09:41:10

The Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) has released the tenth of the ten program announcements for fiscal year 2009 funding mechanisms and Awards, the Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Awards. The following funding opportunity information may interest independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) focused on developing prostate cancer pathology resources Funds may not be used for research or development of clinical protocols.

For more information, please see the program announcement. [http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pcrp.htm]

NIH announces Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research (RC1)

Posted: 2009-03-06 00:00:00

NIH has received new funds for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2009 and 2010 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). NIH has designated at least $200 million for a new initiative called the NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research (see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/challenge_award/).

Neag Center Announces American Cancer Society Grant Opportunity for New Investigators

Posted: 2009-03-05 00:00:00

The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center is the recipient of a 2009 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS/IRG).

IRG pilot project grants are intended to support independent, self-directed investigators early in their careers, for whom the institution must provide research facilities, resources or space customary for an independent investigator. These individuals (usually assistant professor or equivalent) must be eligible to apply for independent national competitive research grants, but may not currently hold such a grant.

The purpose of the Institutional Research Grants program is to:

  • support the development of new investigators to conduct independent cancer research;
  • foster direct relationships between funded institutions and the local American Cancer Society; and
  • support research by newly independent investigators in areas of special interest to the Society.

A total of $90,000 in one-year awards, maximum of $30,000 per application, will be granted to junior faculty members (usually assistant professor or equivalent) of UConn, UCHC and CCMC. Applications will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary study section consisting of Faculty members who are ineligible to apply for the award.

ACS mandates that applicants be United States citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. (For example, foreign visiting scholars may not be eligible). Appropriate documentation will be required prior to activation of ACS IRG awards.

Complete application packages must be received no later than Friday, April 3rd, 2009.

For more information or to request an application, please contact Jody Blumberg, Administrative Manager, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at (860) 679-3478 or via email: Blumberg@uchc.edu

DOD Tuberous Sclerosis Research $6 Million All funding Open

Posted: 2009-02-10 00:00:00

The Department of Defense fiscal year 2009 Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) has released all program announcements related to the fiscal year 2009 Appropriation of $6 million. The following funding opportunity information may interest all levels of Ph.D. and M.D. scientists and clinicians interested in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex research funding.

2009 USA DoD Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program

Award Mechanisms include:

  1. Clinical and Translational Research Awards
  2. Idea Development Awards
  3. Career Transition Awards
  4. Exploration-Hypothesis Development Awards

 

Program Announcement and Application Instructions.

Synopsis Table.

DEADLINES for all TSCRP funding mechanisms

 

  • Pre-Application (Letter of Intent) through http://cdmrp.org/ required and due: March 24, 2009, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Application including Proposal through http://www.grants.gov/ due April 14, 2009, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

 

DOD Neurofibromatosis $10M All Funding Opportunities Open

Posted: 2009-02-10 00:00:00

The Department of Defense fiscal year 2009 Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) has released all program announcements related to the fiscal year 2009 Appropriation of $10 million. The following funding opportunity information may interest all levels of Ph.D or MD investigators and clinicians interested in neurofibromatosis research funding.

DoD Neurofibromatosis Research Program

Award Mechanisms include:

  1. Clinical Trail Awards
  2. Investigator-Initiated Awards
  3. Exploration-Hypothesis Development Awards
  4. New Investigator Awards
  5. Postdoctoral Traineeship Awards (New for 2009)

 

Program Announcement and Application Instructions

Synopsis Table

DEADLINES for all funding mechanisms

  • Pre-Application (Letter of Intent) through http://cdmrp.org/ required and due: March 24, 2009, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Application including Proposal through http://www.grants.gov/ due April 14, 2009, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

 

DoD Announces $400 Million Investment To Basic Research

Posted: 2008-11-17 00:00:00

The Department of Defense today announced plans to invest an additional $400 million over the next five years to support basic research at academic institutions.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates secured the additional funding in the fiscal 2009 President's budget request to Congress to expand research into new and emerging scientific areas and to foster fundamental discoveries related to the DoD's most challenging technical problems. The DoD published a ‘Strategic Plan For Basic Research’ last summer, which built the case for this effort. Acknowledging this need, Congress authorized and appropriated funds to support these significant increases in basic research investment.

By making these additional investments, the DoD aims to "sustain and strengthen the nation's commitment to long-term basic research", as recommended by the National Research Council's ‘Rising Above the Gathering Storm’ report and to address similar recommendations from numerous other independent national security and scientific advisory groups. 

"These new grants will lead to discoveries in fundamental fields which underpin many of the technologically complex systems fielded in today's Armed Forces,” said William Rees, Jr., the deputy under secretary of defense for laboratories and basic sciences.

The anticipated awards will be intended for individual investigators and provide sufficient funding to support a cadre of graduate students working with the faculty member to make substantial and sustained progress in research areas of importance to the DoD. Merit-based awards, based on peer review, will support projects beginning in fiscal 2009 that will be funded for five years. Exceptionally meritorious projects that can be completed in less time will also be considered for funding. 

Projects will be based on numerous academic disciplines, including: physics, ocean science, chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, information sciences, civil engineering, mathematics, chemical engineering, geosciences, atmospheric science, and aeronautical engineering.

Topics for the initial funding will focus on the following areas of technical challenge: counter weapons of mass destruction (WMD), network sciences, energy and power management, quantum information sciences, human sciences, science of autonomy, information assurance, biosensors and bio-inspired systems, information fusion and decision science, and energy and power management.

DoD research offices that will make the awards, contingent upon the receipt and evaluation of sufficiently high quality proposals, include the Army Research Office http://www.aro.army.mil/ , the Office of Naval Research http://www.onr.navy.mil/  and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research http://www.afosr.af.mil/

Information on specific program announcements and solicitations supported by this funding can be found at http://www.grants.gov , as well as at the respective research office web sites.

USDA NRI Cancelled - New AFRI Program Announced

Posted: 2008-10-30 00:00:00

USDA CSREES National Research Initiative (NRI) Competitive Grants Program Eliminated
The USDA National Research Initiative (NRI) Competitive Grants Program was not reauthorized in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Farm Bill). Researchers are encouraged to explore funding opportunities under the upcoming Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program.

Establishment of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
The USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is creating a new research, education, and extension program called the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). AFRI will provide funding for fundamental and applied research, extension, and education to address food and agricultural sciences, subject to the availability of appropriations to carry out the AFRI program.
Grants with terms of up to 10 years shall be awarded on the basis of merit, quality, and relevance to address priorities in United States agriculture in the following areas:
A) Plant health and production and plant products;
B) Animal health and production and animal products;
C) Food safety, nutrition, and health;
D) Renewable energy, natural resources, and environment;
E) Agriculture systems and technology; and
F) Agriculture economics and rural communities.

The program authorizes for appropriation $700 million in grants for FY 2008-12, of which the Secretary may retain no more than 4% for administrative costs.  Funds will be available for obligation for a two-year period beginning in the fiscal year for which funds are first made available.

Of the AFRI funds allocated to research activities, section 7406 directs 60 percent toward grants for fundamental (or basic) research, and 40 percent toward applied research.  Of the AFRI funds allocated to fundamental research, not less than 30 percent of AFRI grants will be directed toward research by multidisciplinary teams.  In addition, the law specifies that of the total amount appropriated for AFRI, not less than 30 percent is to be used for integrated programs.

CSREES anticipates releasing a formal announcement of the AFRI program in late November 2008, followed by a Request for Applications (RFA) by mid-January 2009.  Applications will be submitted using the electronic submission package available at Grants.gov. 
 

DOD Breast Cancer Research Concept Award Funding Opportunities

Posted: 2008-10-17 00:00:00

The Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) has released the “Concept Awards” Program Announcement and is open for submissions. The following funding opportunity information may interest bio-life, basic, bio-engineering, epidemiology, behavioral, and social scientists considering focusing on breast cancer research at the University of Connecticut. You may disseminate this information to the widest possible audience using links, list serves, funding websites, newsletters, and forwarding this e-mail. The quick reference table for the BCRP Concept Award is located at: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pdf/08bcrpreftable3.pdf . The Program Announcement and application instructions are available on: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/bcrp.htm. The Program Announcement is also available on the Grants.Gov website: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=18456 .

2008/2009 State of Connecticut Stem Cell Grant Program

Posted: 2008-10-06 00:00:00

In preparation for the 2008/2009 competition of the State of Connecticut Stem Stem Cell grant program, the University has instituted several important changes for the internal grant submission process. These changes have been instituted because of problems that arose in the previous competition. Of particular concern to the State's Stem Cell Advisory Committee was the submission of grant applications with similar themes and titles by different University of Connecticut faculty and groups. This duplication of effort burdens the peer review system, lowers our success rate and is perceived by the Committee as a lapse in our coordination of the program.
In order to avoid duplication and better coordinate the grant submission process, the University (UCSCI_Admin@uchc.edu) will now require a one page letter of intent that includes the title, the principal and co-investigators, research objectives and type of proposal (seed, established investigator, group project, or core)

We also plan to have faculty meetings to discuss the grant application process and to assist with proposals (dates and details will be forthcoming).

The letter of intent will also be reviewed by the ESCRO. Please indicate to the ESCRO whether your project falls within any of the following categories that require extensive ESCRO review and supporting documentation: use of hESC lines not obtained from the Core; implantation of hESC or derivatives into nonhuman embryos or fetuses; derivation of new hESC lines using somatic cell nuclear transfer, parthenogenesis, or any other method that uses human embryos or human embryo-like entities.  Investigators with projects in any of these categories or who have questions about the ESCRO review process should contact the ESCRO office as soon as possible (see http://escro.uconn.edu).


Proposal Submission Due Dates:

October 31, 2008.  One page letters of intent are required and due by 4:00 pm at UCSCI_Admin@uchc.edu. Please note that the provision of the necessary institutional letters of support for a stem cell grant application will be contingent on submission by this deadline.


The letters of intent will also be forwarded to CT Innovations. (Although a letter of intent is not required by CT Innovations, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows CT Innovations staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review).

December 8, 2008.  Full proposals in PDF format are due at CT Innovations by 4:30 pm. (stemcellinfo@ctinnovations.com)

 

Program Guidelines and Requirements

PDF (100KB)
Attachments in MS Word (100KB)

 

Application Procedures

PDF (140KB)

ACLS Fellowships and Grants for Research in Humanities & Social Sciences at Doctoral & Postdoctoral Levels

Posted: 2008-09-18 00:00:00

Fellowships & Grants

ACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.
The specifics of the competitions vary. Program descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application procedures for each program can be found on the Competitions and Deadlines page.
Fellows and grantees in all programs are selected by committees of scholars appointed for this purpose. An individual may apply to as many fellowship and grant programs as are suitable. However, not more than one ACLS or ACLS-joint award may normally be accepted in any one competition year.
For the purpose of these competitions, the humanities and related social sciences include but are not limited to American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art and architectural history; classics; economics; film; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology; religious studies; rhetoric, communication, and media studies; science, technology, and medicine studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies. Proposals in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, law and literature, political philosophy). Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group.


http://www.acls.org/grants/default.aspx?id=354

DOD/CDMRP 2008 Gulf War Illness Research Program

Posted: 2008-05-21 00:00:00

The Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08) Defense Appropriations Act provides $10 million to the Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program to promote innovative research. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). A summary of GWIRP funding opportunities is provided below. Detailed descriptions of each of the funding mechanisms, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the FY08 ARP Program Announcements.

Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website, the CDMRP website, and the CDMRP eReceipt Website.

Submission Deadlines:

Idea Award
Pre-Application/Preproposal: July 2, 2008 --
Invitations to Submit a Full Proposal: August 8, 2008
Proposal: October 15, 2008

Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Pre-Application/Preproposal: July 2, 2008 --
Invitations to Submit a Full Proposal: August 8, 2008
Proposal: October 15, 2008

Clinical Trial Award
Pre-Application/Preproposal: July 2, 2008 --
Invitations to Submit a Full Proposal: August 8, 2008
Proposal: October 15, 2008

Please visit http://cdmrp.army.mil for more information.

As of 2007, proposals requesting funding from the CDMRP have been submitted through the Federal Government's single entry portal, Grants.gov, in compliance with Public Law 106-107. Individual program announcements and required forms can be found on the Grants.gov website. Pre-applications are required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website, prior to proposal submission to Grants.gov.

New for 2008 - In order to clarify the CDMRP Program Announcements and proposal submission process, CDMRP has divided these documents into the following:

  1. Program Announcement - contains all program information, scientific proposal components, and peer review criteria.
  2. Application Instructions - contains instructions and detailed information on all pre-application and proposal requirements, including directions for Grants.gov submissions. This document also contains Regulatory Requirements and Award Administration information.

Each Application Instruction document will only apply to the specific award mechanism listed; however this document is intended to be utilized in conjunction with the PA.

  • Program-related questions should be directed to the Program Help Desk at (301) 619-7079; email: cdmrp.pa@amedd.army.mil
  • eReceipt questions should be directed to (301) 682-5507; email: help@cdmrp.org.

Fuel Diversification Grant Program

Posted: 2008-05-15 00:00:00

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), announces the availability of funds for financial assistance addressing the production of biofuels, and biofuels quality testing in Connecticut from eligible applicants that are Connecticut institutions of higher education or Connecticut institutes of agricultural research.

These funds have been made possible by Connecticut Public Act 07-4, Sec. 61, through the Department of Economic and Community Development.

The Fuel Diversification Grant Program seeks to provide funds for two separate and distinct purposes: (1) research to promote biofuel production from agricultural products, algae, and waste grease; and (2) biofuel quality testing.

More Information.

DoD Autism Research Program $6.4M Funding Opportunities

Posted: 2008-05-02 00:00:00

The following funding opportunity information may interest bio-life scientists, social scientists, and clinicians considering funding for autism research. All details for application are available in the Program Announcement for each funding mechanism located on the CDMRP website and on the Grants.Gov web site. You may forward, link to site, provide on list serves, post to your web site, etc., any of the following information to your innovative investigators.

The Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08) Defense Appropriations Act provides $6.4 million to the Department of Defense Autism Research Program (ARP). The overall goal of the FY08 ARP is to improve the lives of individuals living with autism spectrum disorder now. Within this context, the encouragement of established scientists in the field and the attraction of new scientific expertise from other fields are essential to the ARP community. Proposals that address the needs of minority, low-income, rural, and other under-represented and/or medically underserved populations are strongly encouraged and may be submitted from any eligible institution.

The ARP challenges the scientific community to design innovative research that will foster new directions for, address neglected issues in, and bring new investigators to the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) research. The ARP focuses its funding on innovative projects that have the potential to make a significant impact on individuals with ASD, particularly those involving multidisciplinary and/or multi-institutional collaborations and alliances.

This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Detailed descriptions of each of the funding mechanisms, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the FY08 ARP Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website, the CDMRP website and the CDMRP eReceipt Website. The synopsis chart with eligibility, key elements, funding, and deadlines is available on http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pdf/08arpreftable.pdf.

For the 2008 Autism Research Program, there are twoProgram Announcements describing the two funding mechanisms available this year:

Other notes:

  1. New for 2008 - In order to clarify the CDMRP Program Announcements and proposal submission process, CDMRP has divided these documents into the following:
    1. Program Announcement - contains all program information, scientific proposal components, and peer review criteria.
    2. Application Instructions - contains instructions and detailed information on all pre-application and proposal requirements, including directions for Grants.gov submissions. This document also contains Regulatory Requirements and Award Administration information. Each Application Instruction document will only apply to the specific award mechanism listed; however this document is intended to be utilized in conjunction with the Program Announcement.

  2. The CDMRP has funding offerings posted for several 2008 Programs, some of the submission deadline for the required Pre-Application has passed, but the proposal submission deadline is yet to come. You might want to check on various deadlines for the following programs:

  3. Still to come, the DoD Gulf War Illness Research Program ($10 million) Program Announcements are anticipated to be released May 7, 2008. A press release giving some preliminary information is located on website: http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2008/08gwirppreann.htm.

DoD Peer Review Medical and Ovarin Cancer Research Funding Opportunities

Posted: 2008-03-27 00:00:00

The following funding opportunity information may interest bio-life scientists and clinicians considering funding for specific disease research. All details for application are available in the Program Announcement for each funding mechanism located on the CDMRP website and on the Grants.Gov web site. You may forward, link to site, provide on list serves, post to your web site, etc., any of the following information to your innovative investigators.

  1. The Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08) Defense Appropriations Act provides $50 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) to support research that will make significant contributions in the following topic areas:
    1. Alcoholism Research
    2. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    3. Blood Cancer
    4. Drug Abuse
    5. Epilepsy Research
    6. Eye and Vision Research
    7. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
    8. Integrated Tissue Hypoxia Research
    9. Interstitial Cystitis
    10. Kidney Cancer
    11. Leishmaniasis
    12. Lupus
    13. Mesothelioma
    14. Multiple Sclerosis
    15. Nutrition and Health Promotion
    16. Paget’s Disease
    17. Polycystic Kidney Disease
    18. Pulmonary Hypertension
    19. Scleroderma
    20. Social Work Research
    21. Tinnitus

    There is an additional $1M Congressional appropriation for Bone Marrow Failure Disorder research.

    This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Detailed descriptions of each of the funding mechanisms, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the FY08 PRMRP Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.Gov web site, the CDMRP website and the CDMRP eReceipt Website. The synopsis chart with eligibility, key elements, funding, and deadlines is available at http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pdf/08prmrpreftable.pdf.

    There is a Program Announcement specific to the following funding mechanisms:

    • Investigator-Initiated Research Award
    • Investigator-Initiated Research Award (Specific appropriation for bone marrow failure disorder research only)
    • Translational Research Award (Single PI)
    • Translational Research Award (Partnering PI option)
    • Advanced Technology/Therapeutic Development Award
    • Clinical Trial Award

    Submission Deadlines for all FY08 DoD PRMRP offerings:

    1. Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): June 4, 2008
    2. Proposal: July 2, 2008

  2. Fiscal Year 2008 Ovarian Cancer Research Program offers their Fourth of Four Funding Mechanisms, the Ovarian Cancer Consortium Development Awards (note: each funding mechanism has a separate Program Announcement). The useful chart, the Synopsis of all of the OCRP FY08 Award Mechanisms provides a brief description and key elements of the award mechanism including funding amounts and deadlines.
  3. The Ovarian Cancer Consortium Development Awards support efforts of a Principal Investigator and collaborators to create a development plan for a consortium which will focus only on the issue of identification and characterization of early changes associated with ovarian cancer. This award will require that applicants describe approach, propose, collaborators, estimate overall project duration, and costs. This award does not provide funding for research costs. Funding can be requested for up to $150,000 for direct costs for up to a 1-year performance period, plus indirect costs as appropriate. More details are available in the Program Announcement.

    1. Pre-application Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, June 25, 2008
    2. Proposal Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, July 9, 2008

    Other notes:

    1. New for 2008 - In order to clarify the CDMRP Program Announcements and proposal submission process, CDMRP has divided these documents into the following:
      1. Program Announcement - contains all program information, scientific proposal components, and peer review criteria.
      2. Application Instructions - contains instructions and detailed information on all pre-application and proposal requirements, including directions for Grants.gov submissions. This document also contains Regulatory Requirements and Award Administration information. Each Application Instruction document will only apply to the specific award mechanism listed; however this document is intended to be utilized in conjunction with the Program Announcement.

    2. The CDMRP has all funding offerings posted for several fiscal year 2008 Programs.

    2009 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Career Scientist Competition

    Posted: 2008-03-18 00:00:00

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce a national competition to select as many as 70 outstanding early career scientists. This competition will enable HHMI to identify the nation's best biomedical scientists at a critical early stage of their faculty careers, and to provide them with flexible funding to develop scientific programs of exceptional merit. HHMI seeks scientists in all areas of basic biological and biomedical research, and in areas of chemistry, physics, computer science, and engineering that are directly related to biology or medicine.

    HHMI will place no restriction on the number of applications from any eligible institution, but normally no more than two appointments will be made at any one eligible institution.

    Eligibility for this competition will be limited to scientists who hold an appointment as assistant professor (or higher academic rank) in a tenure-track faculty position at an eligible institution. Applicants must have between two and six years of experience since first appointed as an assistant professor (or equivalent). To meet this requirement, the applicant's first faculty position as assistant professor must have begun no earlier than June 1, 2002, and no later than September 1, 2006.

    Further information is available at: http://www.hhmi.org//news/earlycareer20080310.html

    Funding Opportunity for Assistant Professors and Instructors

    Posted: 2008-03-06 00:00:00

    The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center is the recipient of an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS/IRG). The purpose of the grant is to supply junior investigators with seed money to initiate promising new projects in cancer research.

    A maximum of four (4), one-time, one-year awards worth $20,000 each will be granted to junior faculty members (Assistant Professors or Instructors) of UConn, UCHC, and CCMC. Applications will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary study section consisting of Faculty members from UConn, UCHC, and CCMC who are ineligible to apply for the award.

    ACS mandates that applicants be either United States citizens or individuals that were lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residence. (For example, foreign visiting scholars may not be eligible). Appropriate documentation will be required prior to activation of ACS IRG awards.

    Complete application packages must be received no later than Tuesday, April 1, 2008.

    For more information and to request an application, please contact Shelly Lombardo, Executive Assistant 860.679.7685 or via email: Slombardo@up.uchc.edu

    DoD Breast Cancer $138 M Funding Opportunites

    Posted: 2008-02-12 00:00:00

    The DoD Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) has received $138 million for fiscal year 2008. On February 6, 2008 the BCRP has released eight Program Announcements describing funding mechanisms for 2008.

    All details for application are available in the Program Announcement for each funding mechanism located on the CDMRP website: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/bcrp.htm and on the Grants.Gov web site http://www.grants.gov. You may forward, link to site, provide on list serves, post to your web site, etc., any of the following information to your innovative investigators.

    DOD/CDMRP New Breast Cancer Research Funding Opportunities

    Posted: 2007-12-20 00:00:00

    The Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) announces new funding opportunities for Fiscal Year 2007 (FY07) and Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08). The following program announcements were released on December 18, 2007:

    FY07 BCRP Concept Award
    This program announcement and the required forms are available for downloading from Grants.gov (http://apply.grants.gov/apply/GetGrantFromFedgrants?cfda=&opportunity=W81XWH-07-BCRP-CA&competitionid=).

    Concept Award deadlines:
    Pre-application submission: January 9, 2008 -- Proposal submission: January 23, 2008

    FY08 BCRP Predoctoral Traineeship Award
    This program announcement and the required forms are available for downloading from Grants.gov (http://apply.grants.gov/apply/GetGrantFromFedgrants?cfda=&opportunity=W81XWH-08-BCRP-PREDOC&competitionid=).

    Predoctoral Traineeship Award deadlines:
    Pre-application submission: January 23, 2008 -- Proposal submission: February 6, 2008.

    A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP eReceipt website. All proposals must be submitted through Grants.gov. Additional program announcements for FY08 are expected to be released in February 2008.

    Shared Instrumentation Grant Program

    Posted: 2007-12-11 00:00:00

    Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-036.html

    New York State Department of Health RFA for HIV Clinical Education Initiative

    Posted: 2007-12-06 00:00:00

    The New York State Department of Health – AIDS Institutie announces its request for applications for the HIV Clinical Education Initiative, which includes six centers. Applicant conference to be held in New York City on December 14.

    Announcement

    New York State Department of Health RFA for HIV Clinical Education Initiative

    Posted: 2007-12-06 00:00:00

    The New York State Department of Health – AIDS Initiative announces its request for applications for the HIV Clinical Education Initiative, which includes six centers. Applicant conference to be held in New York City December 14.

    Announcement

    Connecticut DPH Announces availability of $2,000,000 for Research

    Posted: 2007-11-28 00:00:00

    Connecticut Department of Public Health Announces availability of funds for biomedical research projects in the fields of heart disease and cancer, as well as tobacco-related diseases. More...

    DoD CDMRP Research Funding for 2008

    Posted: 2007-11-26 00:00:00

    Connecticut Stem Cell Research Initiative

    Posted: 2007-10-23 00:00:00

    1. The State Stem Cell Advisory Committee has issued a call for grant proposals for its second round of stem cell research grants. The total funding approved is $10 million.

      Information on the application process and timetable may be found at: 2007 Stem Cell Research Grants Program

      The State timetable is:

      • Sept 15: Letter of Intent due to Connecticut Innovations (copied also to the ESCRO at escro@uconn.edu See #3 below.)
      • November 1: Proposals due to Connecticut Innovations
      • April 2008: Anticipated Date for Funding Decisions
      • June 2008: Funding available
    2. Scope of ESCRO review: All stem cell research proposals to the State must be reviewed and approved by the institution's Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) Committee prior to the release of funds, even if the project does not use human embryonic cell lines.

      See www.escro.uconn.edu for information on the ESCRO review and approval process.

    3. To facilitate a timely ESCRO review process, copy your letter of intent to the ESCRO committee at escro@uconn.edu , and indicate which of the categories given below applies to the project.

      Projects in categories marked by an asterisk (*) may require extensive and stringent ESCRO review and discussion, extending in some cases over months. Consultation with the ESCRO well in advance of submission of such proposals to the State - even before September 15 - is very strongly recommended.

      Categories of stem cell research projects:

      1. Research with only animal stem cells or in vitro research with nonembryonic human stem cells
      2. in vitro research with pre-existing hESC lines from the UConn-Wesleyan Stem Cell Core
      3. Implantation of hESC or derivatives into neo-natal animals
      4. * Use of hESC lines that are not pre-approved for UConn use by the ESCRO (specify cell lines and source)
      5. * Implantation of hESC or derivatives into nonhuman embryos or fetuses
      6. * Derivation of new hESC lines from donated IVF embryos
      7. * Use of SCNT using human nuclear DNA
      8. * Other methods for obtaining new pluripotent human cell lines from human embryos (e.g. use of parthenogenesis)

    DARPA BAA for Research on 23 Mathematical Challenges

    Posted: 2007-09-17 00:00:00

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), announces a call for innovative research proposals on 23 Mathematical Challenges. These challenges were announced at DARPATech 2007 and are listed in the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), BAA 07-68. The BAA explains how to submit white papers and proposals. Submissions should offer high potential for major mathematical breakthroughs associated to one or more of these challenges. The technical point of contact on this BAA is:

    Benjamin M. Mann
    Program Manager
    Defense Sciences Office, DARPA
    571-218-4246
    benjamin.mann@darpa.mil
    http://www.darpa.mil/dso/personnel/mann.htm

    White Papers and Proposals may be submitted and received at any time until the final proposal deadline of 4:00PM ET, September 4, 2008.

    Department of Defense Announces Additional $300M for Three Additional Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Research

    Posted: 2007-07-30 00:00:00

    Additional Program Announcements/Broad Agency Announcements have been released through Grants.Gov describing new funding opportunities in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury research:

    • The New Investigator Awards have a required Letter of Intent due on September 13, 2007, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
    • The Advanced Technology – Therapeutic Development Awards have a required preproposal deadline of August 30, 2007, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
    • Research Consortium Awards have a required preproposal deadline of August 30, 2007, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    Fiscal Year 2007 (FY07) Supplemental DOD Funding provided $150 million for PTSD research and an additional $150 million for TBI research. A key priority of the PTSD/TBI Research Program is to compliment ongoing DOD efforts to ensure the health and readiness of our Military forces. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

    For additional information: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault.htm

    NIGMS Re-issues RFA-GM-08-003: Program Projects for Basic Research on Human Embryonic Stem Cells (P01)

    Posted: 2007-07-17 00:00:00

    The NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has re-issued a Request for Applications.

    (RFA) Number RFA-GM-08-003: Program Projects for Basic Research on Human Embryonic Stem Cells (P01).

    The Letters of Intent Receipt Date is September 23, 2007 and Application Receipt Date is October 23, 2007.

    Complete instructions and information are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-08-003.html

    Department of Defense Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Program (ASDRP)

    Posted: 2007-05-22 00:00:00

    New funding opportunities are available for the Autism Spectrum Disorder from the Department of Defense Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Program. Please notify your bio-life scientists, neurology, pediatrics, gastrointestinal specialists, and clinical researchers investigating autism spectrum disorder at the University of Connecticut. Some of the awards are specifically designed for a broad spectrum of investigators in the fields of epidemiology, immunology, education, nutrition, psychology, psychiatry, etc, to focus their research on autism spectrum disorders.

    The Fiscal Year 2007 (FY07) Defense Appropriations Act provides $7.5 million to the Department of Defense Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Program (ASDRP) to promote innovative research that advances the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and leads to improved treatment outcomes. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

    More Information.

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Competition Announcement

    Posted: 2007-04-17 00:00:00

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) will hold a national competition for investigators and plans to name as many as 50 new researches by spring 2008.

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is a nonprofit medical research origination that was established in 1953 by the aviator-industrialist. The institute engages in the direct conduct of biomedical research. Through its flagship investigator program, HHMI has joined with more than 60 distinguished U.S. universities, research institutes and medical schools to create an environment that provides flexible, long-term support for approximately 300 Hughes scientists and their research teams.

    HHMI seeks applications from outstanding scientists studying biomedical problems in a broad array of disciplines, including not only biology and medicine, but related areas of chemistry, physics, engineering and computational biology. This competition is open to early career stage scientists at approximately 200 eligible institutions.

    HHMI will place no restrictions on the number of applications from any eligible institution. The deadline for applications is June 13, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time).

    Information about the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Competition can be found at a href="The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) will hold a national competition for investigators and plans to name as many as 50 new researches by spring 2008. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is a nonprofit medical research origination that was established in 1953 by the aviator-industrialist. The institute engages in the direct conduct of biomedical research. Through its flagship investigator program, HHMI has joined with more than 60 distinguished U.S. universities, research institutes and medical schools to create an environment that provides flexible, long-term support for approximately 300 Hughes scientists and their research teams. HHMI seeks applications from outstanding scientists studying biomedical problems in a broad array of disciplines, including not only biology and medicine, but related areas of chemistry, physics, engineering and computational biology. This competition is open to early career stage scientists at approximately 200 eligible institutions. HHMI will place no restrictions on the number of applications from any eligible institution. The deadline for applications is June 13, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time). Information about the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Competition can be found at http://www.hhmi.org/news/20070412.html.

    Advanced Technology Program 2007 Competition

    Posted: 2007-04-13 00:00:00

    NIST's Advanced Technology Program (ATP) announces that it will hold a single fiscal year 2007 ATP competition and is soliciting proposals for financial assistance. ATP also announces that it will hold public meetings (Proposers' Conferences) for all interested parties. ATP provides cost-shared multi-year funding to single companies and to industry-led joint ventures to accelerate the development and dissemination of challenging, high risk technologies with the potential for significant commercial payoffs and widespread benefits for the nation. This unique government-industry partnership aids companies in accelerating the development of emerging or enabling technologies that lead to revolutionary new products and industrial processes and services that can compete in rapidly changing world markets. ATP challenges the research and development (R&D) community to take on higher technical risk with commensurately higher potential payoffs for the nation than they would otherwise pursue.

    ATP is soliciting proposals in all technology areas as well as the following four broad Crosscutting Areas of National Interest: 1) Technologies for Advanced and Complex Systems, 2) Challenges in Advanced Materials and Devices, 3) 21st Century Manufacturing, and 4) Nanotechnology. Details regarding these four broad Crosscutting Areas of National Interest are included in the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement available at http://www.grants.gov.

    Proposal Submission Deadline

    The due date for submission of all proposals is 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, May 21, 2007. This deadline applies to any mode of proposal submission, including hand-delivery, courier, express mailing, and electronic. Do not wait until the last minute to submit a proposal. ATP will not make any allowances for late submissions, including incomplete Grants.gov registration.

    Submission Process

    Proposals must be submitted to ATP as follows:

    Paper submission: Send to National Institute of Standards and Technology, Advanced Technology Program, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701.
    Electronic submission: grants.gov.

    For Further Information Contact: Barbara Lambis at 301-975-4447 or by e-mail at barbara.lambis@nist.gov.

    Additional Information

    The full FFO announcement for this request for proposals is available at http://www.grants.gov. http://www.atp.nist.gov/atp/helpful.htm. To request a copy of the April 2007 ATP Proposal Preparation Kit submit an electronic request at http://www.atp.nist.gov/atp/atpform.htm or call ATP at 1-800-ATP-FUND (1-800-287-3863). The Kit is also available at http://www.atp.nist.gov/atp/helpful.htm. Note that ATP is mailing the Kit to all individuals whose names are currently on the ATP mailing list. Those individuals need not contact ATP to request a copy. For general information, contact ATP at 1-800-ATP-FUND (1-800-287-3863) or visit our website at www.atp.nist.gov.

    2008 March of Dimes Research Program Request for Proposals

    Posted: 2007-01-24 00:00:00

    We invite all qualified scientists with faculty appointments or the equivalent, at universities, hospitals, and research institutions, to submit applications for research grants directed at the prevention of birth defects. Research subjects appropriate for support by the March of Dimes include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies

    Prematurity Research Initiative (PRI)
    Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award 2008 Program

    For more information click here.

    Donaghue Foundation Announces 2007 Deadlines and Eligibility Criteria for Donaghue Investigator and Clinical & Community Health Issues Awards

    Posted: 2007-01-24 00:00:00

    2007 Autism Speaks Mentor-based Fellowship RFA

    Posted: 2006-12-13 00:00:00

    Autism Speaks invites applications from established investigators who are active in autism research for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship awards to support the training of young scientists interested in pursuing careers in autism research. The applicant investigator is responsible for nominating qualified pre/postdoctoral fellowship candidates.

    Full Announcement

    Yankee Ingenuity Technology Competition for 2007

    Posted: 2006-12-06 00:00:00

    Connecticut Innovations and the CT Clean Energy Fund announce the Yankee Ingenuity Technology Competitions for 2007. Proposals should describe highly innovative projects to develop and commercialize novel renewable energy products and processes. Proposals are encouraged for renewable energy technology projects such as solar, wind, waves and fuel cells. $650,000 is available to Connecticut colleges and universities (up to $300,000 per project). Projects must be collaborations between universities and businesses. The deadline for submission of applications is January 26, 2007.

    The solicitation and application materials can be found at:

    http://www.ctinnovations.com/

    Updated Information for Donaghue Foundation 2007 Clinical and Community Health Issues Grant

    Posted: 2006-11-29 00:00:00

    The Donaghue Foundation has posted updated information for 2007 about its Clinical and Community Health Issues grant program on the Foundation web site www.donaghue.org. Please note that the 2007 application has been revised and submission instructions for Letters of Intent have changed. Applicants are urged to visit the website to access up to date instructions and materials, and 2007 submission deadline dates.

    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    Posted: 2006-11-13 00:00:00

    The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.

    For more information see NSF 06-592

    Research in Mathematical Biology (NSF/NIH)

    Posted: 2006-10-13 00:00:00

    Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation (NOAA)

    Posted: 2006-10-13 00:00:00

    Information and Intelligent Systems (NSF)

    Posted: 2006-10-13 00:00:00

    A Call for Proposals for U.S. - Israel Binational Science Foundation Supported Workshops

    Posted: 2006-09-21 00:00:00

    After a break of several years, the Board of Governors of the U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) has decided to re-institute the BSF's workshops program. Accordingly, the BSF will again consider partial/full support of workshops aimed to stimulate scientific cooperation between U.S. and Israeli scientists. It is hoped that the workshops will facilitate new cooperation between U.S. and Israeli scientists, and the submission of research grant applications by new teams of scientists, young ones in particular.

    The BSF encourages, but does not require, proposals to identify complimentary support from U.S. agencies or institutions for the proposed workshop.

    As guiding principles, support will be awarded to workshops that meet the following criteria:

    • Workshops pertaining to the areas of research supported by the BSF.
    • Workshops organized jointly by American and Israeli moderators.
    • Workshops oriented toward new frontiers in science.
    • Workshops in areas that are currently of special interest to the two countries.
    • Workshops in areas that fare low in BSF competitions.
    • Workshops that provide educational opportunities to young scientists.
    • Workshops that are limited to U.S. and Israeli participants (the BSF will not give partial support to multinational workshops).

    The Applications should include:

    • A short summary elucidating the workshop topic and alluding to the criteria mentioned above.
    • Names and affiliations of moderators, other supporting organizations if any, and venue.
    • Names of leading lecturers.
    • Preliminary program.
    • Number of participants.
    • Planned arrangements for young scientists.
    • Budget outline with specific details on the amount requested from the BSF and all other sources of support.

    BSF's currently approved budget for workshops is $100,000, and will be divided between two or more workshops.

    Workshop proposals will undergo an evaluation process by the BSF.

    Applications for the BSF's support of workshops should be submitted by email (bsf@bsf.org.il) no later than December 31, 2006, and decisions will be made by March 1, 2007.

    For more information:

    www.bsf.org.il

    8 Hamarpeh Street
    P.O. Box 45086
    Har Hotzvim
    Jerusalem, 91450 ISRAEL

    NIH Accepting Online Application for Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs)

    Posted: 2006-09-13 00:00:00

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now accepting online applications for its five Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs).

    The five LRPs offered by the NIH include the Clinical Research LRP, Clinical Research LRP for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Contraception and Infertility Research LRP, Health Disparities LRP, and Pediatric Research LRP.

    Through these programs, the NIH offers to repay up to $35,000 annually of the qualified educational debt of health professionals pursuing careers in biomedical and behavioral research. The programs also provide coverage for Federal and state tax liabilities.

    To qualify, applicants must possess a doctoral-level degree, devote 50% or more of their time (20 hours per week based on a 40-hour work week) to research funded by a domestic non-profit organization or government entity (Federal, state, or local), and have educational loan debt equal to or exceeding 20% of their institutional base salary. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or U.S. nationals to be eligible.

    All applications for 2007 awards must be submitted online by 8:00 p.m. EST, December 1, 2006.

    For an online application, program information, or other assistance, visit the LRP Web site at www.lrp.nih.gov, telephone the Help desk at 866-849-4047, or send email inquiries to lrp@nih.gov.

    UCHC Planning Grant RFP

    Posted: 2006-09-13 00:00:00

    The Health Policy and Primary Care Research Center at UCHC, funded by the Donaghue Medical Research Center, is pleased to announce the availability of planning grant funds. The Center's funding of planning grants has four goals: 1) to stimulate larger practice-oriented T2 projects led by interdisciplinary teams of researchers from within UCHC, UConn and across Connecticut (see Center website for brief description of T2 and health policy research); 2) to support established investigators to obtain preliminary data for extramural funding; 3) to contribute significantly to the scientific development of promising junior investigators in T2 and health policy research; and 4) to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships between primary care physician groups and other community groups across the state.

    Qualified applicants: Planning grants will be made available to junior or senior faculty within the UConn Health Center, across the University of Connecticut, and other academic institutions in the state. They will also be available to community-based practitioners or policymakers in partnership with UCHC faculty. In such partnerships, the practitioner or policymaker might develop the idea, create linkages and ensure relevance of the research, while a faculty partner would be responsible for developing and conducting a scientifically sound project.

    Selection criteria include: 1) qualifications of the investigator and the proposed research team to conduct the activity; 2) relevance to T2 and health policy research; and 3) competitiveness of the researcher/research team for future extramural funding 4) projects that are interdisciplinary in nature and that facilitate promising research–provider-policymaker collaborations.

    Funding: A total of $100,000 is available; however, individual requests should not exceed $40,000 and smaller budgets are encouraged. Allowable costs include those related to developing a full grant proposal for extramural funding, such as salary support for investigators and co-investigators, consultation with experts, and pilot data collection and analysis related to the proposal. Use of planning grant funds to purchase grant support services (such as project management or data analysis expertise) through Center faculty or staff is strongly encouraged. Indirect costs are not allowed. The project must be completed by January 31, 2008.

    Process: Letters of intent from interested researchers are due October 23, 2006. Please send a one page letter describing the project and highlighting its relevance to T2 and/or health policy, together with CV, via email to Dr. Leslie Curry, planning grants director. Based on review of the letters, researchers will be invited to submit a full application by January 1, 2007. Awards will be announced by February 2, 2007. IRB approval must be obtained prior to study initiation. Questions related to the program should be directed to Dr. Leslie Curry, planning grants director.

    Early Career Opportunity for New Investigators

    Posted: 2006-08-30 00:00:00

    This initiative will develop and implement a new Pathway to Independence Award Program (PI) designed to facilitate receiving an R01 award earlier in an investigator's research career. The primary, long-term goal of the PI Award Program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported independent investigators.

    The Pathway to Independence Award will provide up to five years of support consisting of two phases. The initial phase will provide 1-2 years of mentored support for highly promising, postdoctoral research scientists. This phase will be followed by up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent research position. Award recipients will be expected to compete successfully for independent R01 support from the NIH during the career transition award period. The PI Award is limited to postdoctoral trainees who propose research relevant to the mission of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

    For more information see PA-06-133.

    Patterson Trust Announces New Postdoctoral Fellowship in Brain Circuitry

    Posted: 2006-08-03 00:00:00

    Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP)

    Posted: 2006-07-03 00:00:00

    NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant Program

    Posted: 2006-02-22 00:00:00

    This program is designed to provide for the acquisition or updating of expensive shared-use instrumentation ($100,000-500,000) not generally available through other NIH mechanisms, such as the regular research project, program project, or center grant programs.

    For purpose of eligibility, a major user group of three or more investigators must be identified. A minimum of three major users must be Principal Investigators on NIH peer reviewed research grants at the time of the application and award. For purposes of this program, research grants are defined as those grants awarded with the following activity codes: P01, R01, U01, R35, and R37.

    More information can be found in Program Announcement # PAR-06-093

    NIH will be accepting electronic submissions of applications through Grants.gov beginning February 22, 2006. Applications may not be submitted in paper format.

    Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs as soon as possible if you wish to submit an application to:

    1. insure that purchases for identical instrumentation are not requested from two different University groups; AND
    2. obtain support for the new NIH electronic submissions system.

    DoD FY06 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program

    Posted: 2006-02-17 00:00:00

    More information can be found in the BAA 05-1 Supplement.

    Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Grants

    Posted: 2006-01-17 00:00:00

    The Charles H. Hood Foundation is pleased to announce its next grantmaking cycle. Two-year awards in the amount of $150,000, or $75,000 per year, are available for the July 2006 funding cycle. Five awards will be made to support hypothesis-driven clinical, basic science, public health and epidemiologic research with direct relevance to pediatric diseases. Projects in the field of pediatric behavioral science or genetics of behavior will also he considered.

    The Hood Foundation supports junior faculty, particularly in departments that care for children. These departments include, but are not limited to, pediatrics, pediatric surgery, pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties, and perinatal obstetrics. The candidate's level of independence, sufficient laboratory space, and demonstrated ability to plan, execute and report research data will be specifically evaluated. A maximum of two applications may be submitted from any one Division within an institution's Department.

    Deadline for Proposal Submission
    12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 21, 2006

    Funding Period
    July 2006 – June 2008

    Eligibility

    • Research with direct relevance to pediatric diseases
    • junior faculty in New England non-profit academic or medical institutions
    • Limited independent federal grant experience
    • No nationality or citizenship restrictions

    Complete eligibility guidelines and forms are available on the The Medical Foundation website.

    Connecticut NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

    Posted: 2006-01-05 00:00:00

    The Connecticut Space Grant Consortium Office is accepting EPSCoR proposals through Friday, January 13, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. Proposals can be emailed to: ctspgrant@hartford.edu. For additional information, visit http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/ctspgrant

    2006 Biopesticide Grant Program

    Posted: 2005-11-02 00:00:00

    The IR-4 Biopesticide Research Program (Rutgers) announces a request for grant proposals for funding of efficacy research in 2006. Selection of treatments and experimental design should be considered to elucidate the contribution of each component to the pest control system. Project proposals will be accepted in three different stage categories. Proposals will be due November 18, 2005.

    CICEET FY 2006 Request for Preliminary Proposals

    Posted: 2005-10-13 00:00:00

    The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET) invites preliminary proposals to its Environmental Technology Development (ETD) Program for funding in FY 2006-2007. Through this program, CICEET makes strategic investments in the development and application of technology to monitor, manage, and prevent the contamination and degradation of coastal and estuarine waters and habitats in the United States.

    Information about this Request for Proposals (RFP) is available online at: http://ciceet.unh.edu/rfp/rfp.html/

    2005 Long Island Sound Research Grant Program

    Posted: 2005-10-11 00:00:00

    The US Environmental Protection Agency-Long Island Sound Office (EPA-LISO), Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) and New York Sea Grant (NYSG) announce their intent to fund research in support of the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), a regional, community-based partnership to restore and protect Long Island Sound. Information about the LISS can be obtained at www.longislandsoundstudy.net.

    It is anticipated that approximately $450,000 will be awarded through this announcement. Projects may extend for 2 years, but projects of a 1-year duration are also welcome. The total funding for each project may range from $40,000 to $60,000 per year, but amounts of up to $100,000 per year may be considered. Total requested funding may not exceed $200,000 per project. Approximately 3 projects are expected to be funded.

    For more details see EPA-LISO

    2005-2006 ACLS Fellowship Competitions

    Posted: 2005-09-05 00:00:00

    Doctoral Dissertations in Biology (NSF)

    Posted: 2005-08-22 00:00:00

    The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research to improve the overall quality of research. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings away from the home campus, to participate in scientific meetings, and to provide opportunities for greater diversity in collecting and creativity in analyzing data than would otherwise be possible using only locally available resources.

    Research in the areas of the ecological and evolutionary physiology generally will not be eligible. Proposals that fall within the scope of any cluster in the environmental biology division or in the area of animal behavior in the integrative organismal biology division are eligible.

    For more details see NSF 05-607

    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    Posted: 2005-08-15 00:00:00

    The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.

    Fellowship applications must be submitted by the prospective Fellow. Applicants must register with Fastlane prior to submitting an application and must affiliate with an accredited United States university, college, or non-profit academic institution or appropriate international institution of higher education offering advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics prior to activating the Fellowship award.

    For more details see NSF 05-601

    National Center for Research Resources High-End Instrumentation Grant Program

    Posted: 2005-06-17 00:00:00

    PA Number: PAR-05-124 (Closes 9/20/2005)

    The NCRR High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI) program is soliciting applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase a single major item of equipment to be used for biomedical research that costs at least $750,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Instruments in this category include, but are not limited to, structural and functional imaging systems, macromolecular NMR spectrometers, high-resolution mass spectrometers, cryoelectron microscopes and supercomputers.

    Details of the program are provided in the formal announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-124.html

    NASA Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)

    Posted: 2005-01-28 00:00:00

    Solicitation: NNH05ZDA001N (Closes 2/10/2006)

    The NASA Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) is soliciting proposals in support of all aspects of basic and applied research and technology in space and Earth sciences theory, modeling, analysis and development. Awards range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to more than $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of science experiment hardware). Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and inter-or intra-Government transfers depending on the nature of the proposing organization and/or program requirements.

    Details of the solicited programs are provided in the formal announcement.