To submit a proposal in response to a Limited Competition, please return the required document(s) noted below as one PDF to email@example.com by 5:00 pm by the due date listed for each competition.
This program seeks to prepare, nurture, and grow the national scientific research workforce for creating, utilizing, and supporting advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) to enable and potentially transform fundamental science and engineering (S&E) research and education and contribute to the Nation's overall economic competitiveness and security. The goals of this solicitation are to (i) ensure broad adoption of CI tools, methods, and resources by the research community in order to catalyze major research advances and to enhance researchers' abilities to lead the development of new CI; (ii) integrate core literacy and discipline-appropriate advanced skills in advanced CI as well as computational and data-driven methods for advancing fundamental research, into the Nation's undergraduate and graduate educational curriculum/instructional materials; and (iii) build communities of research CI professional staff to deploy, manage, and collaboratively support the effective use of research CI, as well as establish career paths for those staff within and across institutions and science and engineering (S&E) disciplines. Proposals responding to the Pilot and Implementation project classes defined in this solicitation may target one or both of the first two solicitation goals, while proposals responding to the CIP project class must address the third goal. For the purpose of this solicitation, advanced CI is broadly defined as the set of resources, tools, methods, and services for advanced computation, large-scale data handling and analytics, and networking and security for large-scale systems that collectively enable potentially transformative fundamental S&E research and education.
This solicitation calls for innovative, scalable training, education, and curriculum/instructional materials, along with deeper incorporation of CI professionals into the research enterprise — targeting one or more of the solicitation goals — to address emerging needs and unresolved bottlenecks in S&E research workforce development, from the postsecondary level to active researchers to CI professionals. The funded activities, spanning targeted, multidisciplinary communities, should lead to transformative changes in the state of research workforce preparedness for advanced CI-enabled research in the short- and long-term. This solicitation also seeks to broaden CI access and adoption by (i) increasing adoption of advanced CI and of computational and data-driven methods to a broader range of S&E disciplines and institutions; (ii) enhancing the incorporation of CI professionals into the research enterprise – highlighting the value of those professionals in S&E research; and (iii) effectively utilizing the capabilities of individuals from a diverse set of underrepresented groups. Proposals from, and in partnership with, the aforementioned communities are especially encouraged.
Number of Proposals Allowed: There are no restrictions or limits on Pilot or Implementation proposals. Institutions are limited to one CIP proposal per CyberTraining program competition.
Sponsor Deadlines: 1/19/2023
Limited Submission Due: 9/30/2022
Funding Available: Pilot Projects: up to $300,000 total budget with durations up to two years; Implementation Projects: Small (with total budgets of up to $500,000) or Medium (with total budgets of up to $1,000,000) for durations of up to four years; and CI Professional (CIP) Projects: up to two full-time equivalents (FTEs) per institution and four FTEs total with durations up to five years.
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education NSF 20-595
The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master's and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.
IGE focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The program supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.
The program addresses both workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged.
As a special emphasis under this solicitation, IGE seeks proposals that will result in a single cooperative agreement for the development and implementation of an IGE Innovation Acceleration Hub. The Hub will facilitate IGE awardee communications about research activities and outcomes and provide a platform for external stakeholder engagement.
Sponsor Deadlines: 3/25/2023
Limited Submission Due: 10/20/2022
Limit on Number of Proposals Per Organization: 2 per organization. Participation includes serving as a lead organization on a non-collaborative proposal or as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on a collaborative proposal. Organizations participating solely as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation. Proposals that exceed the institutional eligibility limit (beyond the first two submissions based on timestamp) will be returned without review regardless of the institution's role (lead, non-lead, subawardee) in the returned proposal.
Funding Available: $500,000 in year one; remaining funds disbursed in years 2-5. The maximum award amount is $1,000,000 for five years.
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications for institutional research career development (K12) programs that support mentored research and career development experiences for scholars pursuing clinical, translational, and/or basic research in pediatric therapeutics. This program constitutes a national network of mentors and scholars, in contrast to K12 programs that are based solely at a single applicant institution. The primary purpose of this FOA is to ensure that a pipeline of diverse and highly trained workforce is available in pediatric pharmacology-related clinical and biomedical fields that currently have a limited number of researchers. This FOA will support essential research career development opportunities and ensure “protected” time to pursue impactful research experiences for new faculty-level clinical pharmacologists, fostering the transition to productive highly skilled clinical pharmacologist investigators.
This initiative proposes to expand and strengthen the community of clinical pharmacologist investigators engaged in pediatric clinical pharmacology research.
Number of Proposals Allowed: 1 per institution is allowed.
Sponsor Deadline: 12/6/2022
Limited Submission Due: 10/14/2023
Funding Available: Application budgets are limited to $275,000 in direct costs per year. The max project period is 5 years.
The Quantum Sensing Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QuSeC-TAQS) program supports interdisciplinary teams of three (3) or more investigators to explore highly innovative, original, and potentially transformative research on quantum sensing. The QuSeC-TAQS program supports coordinated efforts to develop and apply quantum sensor systems, with demonstrations resulting in proof of principle or field-testing of concepts and platforms that can benefit society. The QuSeC-TAQS program aligns with recommendations articulated in the strategy report, Bringing Quantum Sensors to Fruition, that was produced by the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science, under the auspices of the National Quantum Initiative.
Number of Proposals Allowed:
Sponsor Deadline: 12/16/2023 (preliminary proposal); 4/3/2023 (full proposal)
Limited Submission Due: 10/16/2022
Funding Available: Each project team may receive support of up to a total of $2,500,000 over the project duration of 4 years.
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment (see below), and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.
Number of Proposals Allowed: Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually. Renominations are accepted.
Sponsor Deadline: 2/1/2023
Limited Submission Due: 10/28/2022
Funding Available: $100,000. Of the total amount, $7,500 is for departmental expenses associated with research and education.
The Moore Inventor Fellowship supports scientist-inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation's areas of interest: scientific discovery, environmental conservation and patient care.
Eligibility: Candidates must be faculty, research scientists, postdocs or other full-time staff who can receive funding through their institutions. Candidates must be no more than 10 years past receiving their terminal advanced degree in their field (M.S., Ph.D. or M.D. received on or after 2013).
Number of Proposals Allowed: 2 per institution.
Limited Submission Due: 10/15/2022
Funding Available: $200,000 per year from the foundation for three years. In addition, the foundation will provide the host institution with $25,000 each year to cover costs associated with administering the grant, resulting in a total three-year award of $675,000. Each host institution will be required to contribute $50,000 in annual direct support of the inventor’s work. This can be “in kind” as released time or access to special facilities for which there is normally a charge. We expect each fellow will be personally engaged in pursuing their invention and we require each fellow to devote at least 25 percent of their own time to their invention. Fellows may use the grant funds to support their own salary to create this opportunity. They may also hire research personnel and purchase services, equipment, or supplies.
To Apply: Description of Invention (2 pg max) to include:
US National Awards: Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the United States' most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. The nominee must:
Number of Proposals Allowed: Each institution may submit up to three nominations, one in each disciplinary category of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.
Sponsor Deadline: 11/9/2022
Limited Submission Due: 10/10/2022
Funding Available: $250,000 in unrestricted funds.
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|5/1/2021||W.M. Keck Foundation||Anastasopoulos, P.; Sullivan, J.|
|5/14/2021||NLM Institutional Grants for Research Training in Biomedical Informatics||Elkin, Peter|
|7/14/2021||NSF Partnerships for Innovation||Hulme, Kevin and Anastasopoulos, Panagiotis|
|5/17/2021||Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences||Armbruster, Chelsie|
|5/27/2021||DOE 2493 Data Intensive Scientific Machine Learning||Pitman, E. Bruce; Walker, Eric|
|6/4/2021||Mother Cabrini Health Foundation||Abel, Steve; Lynch, Michael; Wuattrin, Theresa, Wacktawski-Wende, Jean; Weinstock-Gutman; Huang, T.|
|6/10/2021||RFA-TR-21-009: Screening for Conditions by Electronic Nose Technology||Thundat, Thomas|
|6/14/2021||NSF Quantum Interconnect||Qio, Chunming|
|6/16/2021||NSF Advanced Cyverinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services and Support (ACCESS)||Furlani, Thomas|
|6/21/2021||NIH NCATS U24||Elkin, Peter|
|6/24/2021||Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award 2021||Xu-Friedman, Matthew|
|6/24/2021||NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)||Thomas, Letitia|
|7/5/2021||US Embassy and Consulate in Poland, Grant Application Climate Challenge /Clean Energy||Wejnert, Barbara|
|7/7/2021||William T. Grant||No response|
|7/8/2021||NEA Artworks - Grants for Arts Projects FY2022||Vanouse, Paul|
|7/14/2021||NSF PFI - Partnerships for Innovation||Hulme, Kevin; Anastasopoulos, Panagiotis|
|7/16/2021||UB Regional Institute Open4 Business Support Organization Ecosystem Building Grant||Connolly, Kim Diana; Desimone, Anthony|
|7/31/2021||NFL/NFLPA Pain Management Grant Program||Ignatowski, Tracey|
|8/2/2021||Beckman Young Investigator Award||Strobel, Eric|
|8/5/2021||Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award||No response|
|8/11/2021||DHHS Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program||Elkin, Peter|
|9/3/2021||NIH Early Independence Award||No response|
|9/6/2021||NSF NRT||Mercado, Eduardo|
|9/10/2021||DOE 2053 Adavanced Manufacturing Multi Topics||Lin, Haiqing; Ren, Shenqiang|
|9/15/2021||Sloan Research Fellowship||Thomas, Elizabeth; Li, Huamin; Liu, Qiang Peter; Aich, Nirupam; Poinar, Kristin|
|9/20/2021||NIH Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30)||Temple, Jennifer|
|9/22/2021||NEH Summer Stipends||Zubovich, Katherine; Shilina-Conte, Tanya|
|9/20/2021||HRSA Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program||Chang, Yu-Ping|
|9/30/2021||Searle Scholars||Heppner, David|
|10/4/2021||NSF INCLUDES||No response|
|10/20/2021||NEH Challenge Grant||Maynard, James|
|10/20/2021||Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science||Perebeinos, Vasili|
|11/12/2021||Moore Inventor Fellows||Aich, Nirupram; Strobel, Eric|
|11/17/2021||Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists||Thomas, Elizabeth; Cook, Timothy; Gokcumen, Omer|
|11/18/2021||NIH Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (P50)||No response|
|1/19/2022||NSF MRI||Singisetti, Uttam; Hulme, Kevin; Benedict, Jason|
|1/1/2022||DE-FOA-0002608 Computational Chemical Sciences||Kofke, David; Reyes, Kristofer|
|1/4/2022||Brain Research Foundation Seed Grants Program||Visser, Michelle|
|1/10/2022||National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education by Preventing Chronic Disease and Promoting Healthy Behaviors CDC-RFA-DP22-2203||No response|
|1/25/2022||NIH NIGMS T32 Biochemistry||Buck, Michael|
|1/25/2022||NIH T32 Anestisiology||Knight, Paul|
|1/28/2022||HRSA-22-059 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program||No response|
|2/1/2022||NSF STC||Samudrala, Ram; Snell, Ed|
|2/2/2022||Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award||Kyriakidou, Eleni|
|2/4/2022||Jeff Lawrence Manufacturing Grant||Cheng, Chong; Matthew Ringuette; Rae, Alan|
|2/10/2022||NEA Grants for the Arts||Fiege; John|
|2/15/2022||NIH Biomedical Research Facilities-C06||Kirkwood, Keith|
|2/15/2022||DOE EFRC||Ren, Shenqiang; Swihart, Mark; Walker, Eric|
|2/22/2022||HRSA 22-056||No response|
|3/25/2022||NSF IGE||Decker, Adrienne|
|3/15/2022||NIH CO6||Kirkwood, Keith|
|3/31/2022||NIFA USDA WAMS||No response|
|4/4/2022||HRSA 22-076||No response|
|4/15/2022||SUNY TAF||Re, Shenqiang; You, Youngjae|
|4/29/2022||Jeff Lawrence FUZEHUB Manufacturing Grants||Cheng, Chong; Ren, Shainqing; Ringuette, Matthew|
|5/4/2022||CDC Building Mathematical Modeling Workforce Capacity to Support Infectious Disease and Healthcare Research||No response|
|5/9/2022||NIH Other Respiratory Virus Vaccines for the Prevention of Accute Illness in Ambulatory Settings||No response|
|5/13/2022||NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce||Govindaraju, Venu; Ratha, Nalini|
|5/25/2022||NIH NIA T32||Andreadis, Stelios|
|6/3/2022||NIH Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers||No response|
|6/13/2022||DOE-2725 Management and Storage of Scientific Data||Kosar, Tevfik|
|6/20/2022||NSF MRSEC||Jia, Quanxi|
|7/6/2022||William T. Grant Scholars Program||No Response|
|7/7/2022||NIDCR Dental Specialty and PhD Program||Kirkwood, Keith|
|7/22/2022||U01 RFA-AI-22-012||Jarvis, Jim|
|8/1/2022||Edward Malinckrodt Jr. Foundation Regular Grants PRogram||Heppner, David|
|8/26/2022||NIH PAR-20-44-NIDCR T32||Karmer, Jill|
|8/29/2022||University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics: TEES/JHTO- RPP-2022-001 ||Sudit, Moises|
|9/8/2022||Pew Biomedical Scholars||Heppner, David|
|9/25/2022||NIH PA-16-152 T32||Panepinto, John|