Previous Selected Funding Opportunities

Week of Jan. 8, 2018

Limited Submission: NSF S-STEM Expressions of Interest Due Jan. Jan. 17
The National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program provides funds for scholarships to encourage and enable low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need to enter the workforce or graduate study following completion of associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in STEM. Submissions are limited to one per college. Faculty members whose primary appointment is in CALS should contact Ruth MacDonald (ruthmacd@iastate.edu) by Wed., Jan. 17, to express interest. If multiple expressions of interest are received, an internal competition and review process will be coordinated to select the submission that will go forward. More

Reminder: ISU I-Corps Sites Informational Lunch and Learn, Jan. 17
The ISU Office of the VPR, Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR), and CALS will co-host a Lunch and Learn informational session about the ISU I-Corps Site Program. I-Corps Sites provide training to faculty and postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students to explore the commercial potential of their research and technology. Teams are comprised of an entrepreneurial lead (post-doc or graduate student), an academic lead (faculty or qualified scientist), and an entrepreneur-mentor. Fifteen teams will be selected for the Spring 2018 program. The Lunch and Learn will be held on Jan. 17 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Room 142 Curtiss Hall. All interested faculty, postdoctoral students, and graduate students are invited. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Carla Persaud (cpersaud@iastate.edu) by Jan. 10 if you plan to attend. More

ISU Seminar: Early Career Foundation Awards Seminar, Jan. 31
The Office of the VPR and the ISU Foundation will present a seminar on early career awards, with a focus on private foundations. ISU Foundation staff will explain how they can help you pursue funding, and Grants Hub staff will provide information about early career awards from the federal government. ISU faculty who have received career awards will discuss how the awards helped shape their careers. The seminar will be held on Jan. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. More

Jan. 19 (pre-application): DOE Bioimaging Research and Approaches for Bioenergy; $1.5 million per award.

Jan. 31 (expression of interest): USAID Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) India – Ag Tech Challenge Broad Agency Announcement; interventions to address development challenges for food and nutrition security in Asia.

Feb. 7: U.S. EPA 15th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet; informational webinar to be held Jan. 11.

Feb. 12 (Phase 1 concept note): USAID John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program; typical awards of $8.25 million, applicants’ conference to be held Jan. 22.

Feb. 26: USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Program; awards up to $2 million, 100% cost share required.

March 1: USDA NIFA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI).

March 5: Vodafone Americas Foundation - Ninth Annual Wireless Innovation Prize; $300,000, connected solutions and wireless technologies that impact the global community, contact ISU foundation (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu) to express interest.

March 30: NOAA 2018 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP); $250,000.

Week of Dec. 18, 2017

Summaries from Potential NSF STC Teams Due Jan. 15
The Office of the VPR is requesting a project summary from any team interested in applying to the forthcoming NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (STCs) Program Solicitation. Release of the solicitation is expected in Winter 2018. Each team should submit a one-page summary of the potential center and a separate title page listing the name of the PI and the names and affiliations of all collaborators to fundingopps@iastate.edu by Jan. 15. The NSF STC program is a limited submission opportunity; three applications per organization were allowed in the 2015 solicitation. Contact: Sue Shipitalo (sueship@iastate.edu). More.

Four BARD Program Applications Due Jan. 15
The U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) is accepting applications for four cooperative agricultural research and workshop programs. Applications for the BARD Senior Research Fellowship program, Graduate Student Fellowship program, Workshop program, and Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship program are all due by Jan. 15. Applicants should note BARD’s new on-line submission process and formatting requirements. More.

USAID Long-term Assistance and SErvices for Research (LASER) Concepts Due Jan. 24
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to invest in a five-year cooperative agreement with a higher education institution to support a project entitled “Long-term Assistance and SErvices for Research” (LASER). This cooperative agreement will support the discovery and uptake of university-sourced, evidence-based solutions to development challenges. The anticipated budget includes a ceiling of $70 million, and the period of performance is five years. Concept notes are due Jan. 24. More.

Iowa Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications Due March 2
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is accepting grant applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Eligible applicants include Iowa agencies, universities, institutions, and producer, industry, and community-based organizations. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. Projects must enhance the competitiveness of Iowa-grown specialty crops that benefit the industry as a whole. Budgets are limited to a maximum of $24,000 over 30 months. Multi-state projects are also encouraged. More.

Jan. 12: (requires prior letter of inquiry): Weeden Foundation; biodiversity focus, $20,000, contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu) to express interest.

Feb. 1: Carolyn Foundation; environmental grants for mitigating climate change, contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu) to express interest.

Feb. 12 (concept papers): ARPA-E OPEN 2018; awards from $500,000 to $10 million, includes renewable energy and bioenergy categories.

Feb. 15: 2017-2018 Dannon Yogurt, Probiotics, and Gut Microbiome Fellowship Grant; graduate students, two awards of $25,000 each.

Feb. 20: Global Probiotic Council Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research; $50,000.

Feb. 28: Agilent Early Career Professor Award; human microbiome, microbiome-host interactions, interaction between individual microbiome components, completed Ph.D. no earlier than January 2008, contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu) to express interest.

March 2 (submission to Sea Grant program): NOAA National Sea Grant College Program 2018 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative; awards up to $750,000, at least 50% non-federal matching funds required.

 

Week of Dec. 11, 2017

NSF CAREER Grant Lunch and Learn Workshop, Dec. 18
CALS will host a two-hour Lunch and Learn Workshop for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant program on Dec. 18, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in Room 142 Curtiss Hall. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Carla Persaud (cpersaud@iastate.edu) by Dec. 14 if you plan to attend. Submission deadlines for the next two rounds of NSF CAREER proposals are July 18-20, 2018 and July 17-19, 2019. All eligible faculty members who are considering applying for either deadline are encouraged to attend the workshop. More:  https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214

Iowa Innovation Corporation SBIR/STTR Matching Financial Assistance Grants
The Iowa Innovation Corporation’s matching financial assistance program provides commitment to match grants for Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I proposals. Phase I awards will be matched at 50% up to $50,000. Applications are reviewed for funding decisions on an ongoing basis.  A funding decision will be made within two weeks of receipt of a complete application. More: https://iicorp.com/programs/sbir-sttr/sbir-matching-financial-assistance/

FFAR to Open Nominations for 2018 New Innovator Awards this Week
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research has announced that nominations for the New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award will open this week. The New Innovator award is designed to provide the early investment needed to launch new faculty members into successful scientific careers in food and agriculture. Investing a substantial amount in faculty members within the first three years of their careers will allow them to pursue innovative and transformational ideas uninhibited by the pressure of identifying their next grant. More: http://foundationfar.org/new-innovator/

Jan 8: (pre-application): DOE Systems Biology of Bioenergy-Relevant Microbes to Enable Production of Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299263

Jan. 8 (letter of intent): DOE Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Release 2. More: https://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/

Feb. 5, June 5: NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-484.html

Feb. 7: DOD Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR). More: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/

Feb. 16, June 16: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-489.html

Week of Dec. 4, 2017

CGRER Large Grant Development Proposals and Seed Grant Proposals Due Jan. 16
The Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) at the University of Iowa is accepting applications for a new large grant development program and to their traditional small grants program for pilot studies on global change, climate effects, and regional environmental research related to global environmental problems. The objective of the new grant development program is to develop proposals and teams that are able to compete successfully for external funding. At least 50% of the awarded funds for the large grant program must be spent in support of Univ. of Iowa faculty participation. Expressions of interest for the large grant program are requested by Dec. 1. Applications for both programs are due by Jan. 16. More.

Egg Industry Center Pre-proposals Due Dec. 22
The Egg Industry Center (EIC) is accepting pre-proposals for research that can add to the current body of knowledge for the egg industry. Research areas of interest include comparative investigation of specific aspects of production systems and styles of cage-free housing, disease and parasite prevention in cage-free housing, and robotic application for modern egg production, among others. Pre-proposals are due by Dec. 22. Contact: Lesa Vold (lvold@iastate.edu). More.

PIRI Lunch and Learn Sessions, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13
The Office of the VPR invites faculty to bring your lunch and attend one of two discussions about the Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI). VPR leaders will provide an overview and information on how to apply to this internal funding program for interdisciplinary research teams. PIRI pre-proposals are due Jan. 31. The Lunch and Learn will be offered twice. The first session will be held on Dec. 6 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Food Sciences Building Room 1951. The second session will be held on Dec. 13 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Molecular Biology Building Room 1102. More.

ISU I-Corps Sites – CALS Informational Lunch and Learn, Jan. 17
The ISU Office of the VPR, Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR), and CALS will co-host a Lunch and Learn informational session about the new ISU I-Corps Site Program. I-Corps Sites act as a training ground for faculty and postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students to learn how to increase the impact of their research by exploring the commercial potential of their research and technology. Fifteen teams will be selected to participate in the Spring 2018 program. Guru Rao, Associate VP for Research, and Kris Johansen, EDIR Manager of Industry Relations, will provide an overview of the program. A panel of participants from the Fall 2017 cohort will discuss their experience in the program and answer questions. The Lunch and Learn will be held Jan. 17 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Room 142 Curtiss Hall. All interested faculty, postdoctoral students, and graduate students are invited. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Carla Persaud (cpersaud@iastate.edu) by Jan. 10 if you plan to attend. More.

Rolling applications: The Water Data Challenge; pilot-stage proposals (proof of concept) up to $230,000, test and transition (demonstration) proposals up to $1 million.

Jan. 15: U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) Agricultural Programs; BARD Senior Research Fellowship program, Graduate Student Fellowship program, Workshop program, and Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship program.

Jan. 30: USDA NIFA Methyl Bromide Transition.

Jan. 30 (letter of intent): NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC).

Jan. 31: USDA NRCS Iowa Partners for Conservation (IPC); non-research projects that leverage NRCS resources, address local natural resource issues, encourage collaboration and develop state-and-community-level conservation leadership.

Feb. 2: 2018 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science; women in post-doctoral research positions.

Feb. 8: USDA NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP).

Feb. 12 (letter of intent): FDA Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13).

Feb. 28 (pre-proposals): DOD Defense Enterprise Science Initiative (DESI); use-inspired basic research by university-industry teams.

Week of Nov. 27, 2017

2018 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
The DOE’s ARPA-E Summit—the preeminent energy innovation event of the year—will be held March 13-15 at the Gaylord Convention Center, outside of Washington, DC. Now in its ninth year, the Summit offers a three-day program aimed at showcasing transformational energy technologies. Summit topics range from high-level overviews to focused discussions centered on the next generation of energy technologies. The Summit's Technology Showcase will feature more than 275 innovative energy technologies, including those from ARPA-E funded project teams. Early bird registration rates expire on Dec. 15. More: http://www.arpae-summit.com/Home

Dec. 20 (pre-application): DOE Environmental System Science. More: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298742

Dec. 20 (pre-application): DOE Atmospheric System Research (ASR). More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298743

Jan. 11 (abstract): DARPA Advanced Plant Technologies (APT); Proposers Day will be held on Dec. 12. More: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=620a8c69a46dc688d98aa6c1af08449d&tab=core&_cview=0

Jan. 28 (letter of intent): NIH Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-18-002.html

Feb. 14 (letter of intent): NIH The Role of the Microbiome in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-18-005.html

Feb. 14: NSF Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining). More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18516/nsf18516.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Feb. 20: NSF National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0). More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18518/nsf18518.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Feb. 28: NSF Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR). More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18517/nsf18517.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

March 12: NIH Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/due-dates-and-submission-policies/due-dates.htm

 

Week of Nov. 13, 2017

Note: No new funding opportunities will be published here for the week of Nov. 20, 2017.

Submit Intent to Apply for ISU Inclusion Initiative Grants by Nov. 30
The ISU Office of Diversity and Inclusion seeks intentional, creative proposals for awards of up to $5,000 for innovative inclusion initiatives intended to foster community engagement that positively impacts ISU. Applicants can be faculty or staff. Required intent to apply must be submitted by Nov. 30. More: https://www.diversity.iastate.edu/awardsfunding/IIG

Professional Development Funds for NTE Faculty Proposals Due Dec. 15
The Office of SVPP has allocated funds to support professional development of lecturers/senior lecturers, clinicians/senior clinicians, clinical, and adjunct faculty. Applications from faculty without access to professional development support from their departments are particularly encouraged to apply.  NTE faculty may apply for up to $500 to participate in a professional conference, workshop, or training. Applications are due by Dec. 15 for conferences/workshops taking place between Jan. 1 and June 30. More: https://www-provost.sws.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/development/nte

Draft Scientific Carbon Cycle Assessment Available for Public Comment
USDA-NIFA has announced the availability of a draft assessment, the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Science Report (SOCCR-2), for 60-day public review. Comments will be reviewed by the relevant chapter author teams. Following revision and further review, a revised draft will undergo final Federal interagency clearance. This assessment responds to the 1990 Congressional mandate to periodically produce National Climate Assessments and to assist the nation in understanding, assessing, predicting, and responding to global change. Written comments must be received by Jan. 8. More: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/08/2017-24347/notice-of-availability-of-draft-scientific-assessment-for-public-comment?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Dec. 1 (Review Window 1 for Phase I concept papers): Millennial Challenge Corporation (MCC) Annual Program Statement – Partnerships; cost share required. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298597

Dec. 4: NSF Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR). More: STTR https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505362&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click SBIR https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505233&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

Dec. 21 (letter of intent): USDA NIFA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG); $500,000 standard research grant, $25,000 conference grant. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/biotechnology-risk-assessment-research-grants-program-brag?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Jan. 15, April 15 (letter of intent): Whitehall Foundation Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid; basic research in neurobiology; contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.isu.edu) to express interest. More: http://www.whitehall.org/grants/

Feb. 5, June 5: NIH Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-260.html

Feb. 5: NIH Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-010.html

Feb. 28: NSF Dimension of Biodiversity; includes U.S.-China, U.S.-Sao Paulo, and U.S.-South Africa collaborative research opportunities. More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503446

Sept. 14 (rolling basis): U.S. Embassy Brussels PAS Annual Program Statement; $10,000 to $150,000, includes academic lectures, seminars, and speaker programs. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298567

Oct. 22: NSF Energy for Sustainability; $300,000 standard project, $450,000 collaborative project. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505339&WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Week of Nov. 6, 2017

Internal Competition: NSF Research Traineeship Pre-Proposals Due Nov. 13
The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program encourages the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. FY 2018 proposals are requested in any interdisciplinary research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on two high-priority areas: Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) and Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS). The NRT program addresses both workforce development and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. Strategic collaborations with non-academic organizations are encouraged. Submissions are limited to two per institution. More: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=4f77124f06814d088987b2d131d58e02

Internal Competition: NSF Partnerships for Innovation Pre-Proposals Due Dec. 11
The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts that catalyze partnerships to accelerate innovations. The PFI Technology Translation track offers the opportunity to advance prior NSF-funded research results toward developing technological innovations with promising commercial potential and societal impact. The PFI Research Partnerships track provides an opportunity to support technology development activities through a multi-organization collaboration. Submissions are limited to two per institutions. More: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=4f77124f06814d088987b2d131d58e02

DOD Armed Forces Pest Management Board Broad Agency Announcement FY 18; $300,000. More: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298235

Dec. 19: EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I. More: https://www.epa.gov/sbir/sbir-funding-opportunities

Dec. 29 (pre-applications): NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – User Interface; technologies and capabilities through use of AR/VR for first responders. More: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298236

Dec. 31: Allen Foundation; human nutrition education, training, and research, contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu) to express interest. More: https://www.allenfoundation.org/default.asp

Jan. 30: NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure. More: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504748

Jan. 30: NSF Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE). More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505495

Feb. 5: NIH Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Approaches for Nutrition Research (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-034.html

Week of Oct. 30, 2017

NSF to Fund Next-Generation STEM Digital Learning Environment Workshops
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorates for Education and Human Resources and Computer and Information Science and Engineering will fund research to support the design of the next generation of digital learning environments for STEM content and in support of STEM education research more broadly. As a first step, NSF has issued a Dear Colleague Letter requesting proposals for synthesis, integration, and design workshops. Proposals should include a diverse interdisciplinary team and are due by Jan. 22. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18017/nsf18017.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Continuous: Project Apis m.; $40,000, proposals reviewed quarterly. More: https://www.projectapism.org/request-funding.html

Jan. 10 (nominations): Volvo Environment Prize. More: http://www.environment-prize.com/

Jan. 23: NSF Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH); $750,000 small projects, $1.6 million large projects. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13681&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Jan. 26: NOAA Marine Fisheries Service - Graduate Fellowship Program in Marine Resource Economics; requires 20% matching funds. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298128

Jan. 30 and other dates, by program track: NSF International Research Experiences for Students (IRES). More: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831

Feb. 1, May 1: Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants; $50,000, education research projects, contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu) to express interest. More: https://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants

Feb. 1: NSF Enabling Discovery through GEnomic Tools. More: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505480

April 4: NIH Understanding the Early Development of the Immune System (R01); $300,000. More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-333.html

 

Week of Oct. 23, 2017

USAID APS for Innovations in Feed the Future Monitoring and Evaluation
The U.S. Agency for International Development has released the Annual Program Statement (APS) Innovations in Feed the Future Monitoring and Evaluation. USAID will support exploration of ways in which innovative technologies, data, and methods can help to better understand the food security and development problems that Feed the Future seeks to solve, specifically in terms of measurement and analysis objectives. Multiple awards of up to $1 million each are anticipated. Questions can be submitted until Oct. 27. Concept papers are due Dec. 1. More: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297972  

Reminder: Writing Winning Grant Proposals Workshop Nov. 8
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will host the workshop, “Writing Winning Grant Proposals,” on Nov. 8 in the Memorial Union Sun Room from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students are welcome to attend. The $80 registration fee includes the workbook. Attendees must have the permission of their department chairs or other authorizing personnel before registering. CALS will reimburse departments for the registration fee for each new tenure-eligible and new adjunct faculty member whose tenure home/primary appointment is in CALS and who joined the college between fall semester 2015 and fall semester 2017. More: http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/en/for_researchers/workshops__training/  

Upcoming FFAR Convening Events
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research has posted a schedule for nine convening events that will occur between Oct. 23 and Dec. 4. Topics include novel and ancient crops, priorities and opportunities for antibiotic research, crops in controlled environments, and sustainable livestock production, among others. More: http://foundationfar.org/get-involved/events/  

Nov. 1, Feb. 1 (initial inquiry): The McKnight Foundation Mississippi River Grant Program; contact ISU Foundation to express interest (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu). More: https://www.mcknight.org/grant-programs/mississippi-river  

Nov. 15: Morris Animal Foundation Wildlife/Exotic Studies Grants for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training, and Pilot Studies; contact the ISU Foundation to express interest (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu). More: http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/researchers/

Dec. 4: U.S. EPA FY 2017 and FY 2018 Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water; 10% minimum non-federal cost-share/match. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298028

Dec. 15: Organic Farming Research Foundation 2018 Research Grants; $20,000, contact ISU Foundation to express interest (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu). More: http://ofrf.org/home  

Jan. 22: U.S. Forest Service 2018 Wood Innovations Program. More: https://www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/wip/2018-rfp.shtm

Week of Oct. 16, 2017

National Pork Board 2018 Research Proposals Due Nov. 14
The National Pork Board has released its 2018 General Call for research proposals. Topics include feed efficiency, animal welfare, pork quality and safety, antibiotic use and resistance, public health topics, and several others. Proposals are due Nov. 14. More: http://www.pork.org/pork-checkoff-research/research-request-proposal/

FDA Public Meetings for Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold two public meetings regarding its Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative. Congress appropriated $3 million to fund this initiative, which calls upon the FDA to work with USDA to provide education and outreach to the public on agricultural biotechnology and food and animal feed ingredients derived from biotechnology. The purpose of the meetings is to accept information, experiences, and suggestions from the public to help inform the development of this initiative. The first meeting will be held in Charlotte, NC, on Nov. 7; the second will be held in San Francisco, CA, on Nov. 14. A webcast will be available for each meeting. More: https://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/WorkshopsMeetingsConferences/ucm579085.htm

Changes to NSF Agency Specific Requirements for Research Terms and Conditions
The National Science Foundation has released an update to its Research Terms & Condition Agency Specific Requirements. The revised requirements apply to all new NSF grants, and funding amendments to existing NSF grants, awarded on or after Oct. 11. More: https://nsf.gov/awards/managing/rtc.jsp

Oct. 31: ISU Office of Biotechnology Grants to Support Biotechnology Events. More: http://www.biotech.iastate.edu/apply-by-oct-31-for-funds-to-support-biotechnology-events/

Nov. 5: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service 2018 Borlaug Fellowship Program. More: https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/borlaug-fellowship-program

Nov. 20 (pre-application): DOD CDMRP Toward A Next-Generation Trauma Care Capability: Foundational Research for Autonomous, Unmanned, and Robotics Development of Medical Technologies (FORwARD). More:  http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/dmrdp

Dec. 4: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. More: http://www.uspoultry.org/research/

Dec. 15: North Pacific Research Board – Core Program. More: https://www.nprb.org/core-program/request-for-proposals/

Continuous until Sept. 30, 2020: FY2018 to FY2020 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA); applications for special projects and programs associated with NOAA's strategic plan and mission goals. More: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=297752

Continuous until Sept. 30, 2020: U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research. More: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=297726

Week of Oct. 9, 2017

Workshop: Writing Winning Grant Proposals Scheduled for Nov. 8
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will host the workshop, “Writing Winning Grant Proposals,” on Nov. 8 in the Memorial Union Sun Room from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students are welcome to attend. The $80 registration fee includes the workbook. The OVPR requires attendees to have the permission of their department chairs or other authorizing personnel before registering. CALS will reimburse departments for the registration fee for each new tenure-eligible and adjunct faculty whose tenure home/primary appointment is in CALS and who joined the college between fall semester 2015 and fall semester 2017. The OVPR requests that participants register by Oct. 20. More: http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/en/for_researchers/workshops__training/

NSF Request for Information on Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Dear Colleague Letter Request for Information (RFI) regarding existing and future needs for mid-scale research infrastructure projects from the U.S.-based NSF science and engineering community. This RFI focuses on projects with an anticipated NSF contribution of between $20 million and $100 million toward construction and/or acquisition. This range is of interest to help NSF anticipate the potential impact of lowering the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) threshold and identifying promising projects that remain difficult to address within program budgets due to the large investment needed in a relatively short period of time. Responses are due by Dec. 8. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18013/nsf18013.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Nov. 1: The Lawrence Foundation; $25,000, environmental, human services, other. More: http://www.thelawrencefoundation.org/

Nov. 8: Gates Foundation Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems (Round 20); $100,000, contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu) to express interest. More: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/innovations-integrated-diagnostics-systems-round-20

Dec. 1: Spencer Foundation Conference Grants for Advancing Education Research - Creating and Sustaining Equitable Educational Spaces; $50,000, contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu) to express interest. More: http://www.spencer.org/conference-grants-guidelines

Dec. 8: NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program; supports M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology, and all other science, engineering, social science, and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas, particularly for women and members of minority groups. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297840

Jan. 5: NIH Interactive Digital Media STEM Resources for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences (SBIR and STTR); primary employment of the PD/PI must be with small business concern. More: SBIR https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-402.html, STTR https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-403.html

Jan. 12: AGA-Elsevier Gut Microbiome Pilot Research Award; $25,000, must be AGA member. More: http://www.gastro.org/grants/aga-elsevier-gut-microbiome-pilot-research-award

Week of Oct. 2, 2017

Internal Competition: Bailey Research Career Development Award Proposals Due Oct. 23
The Office of the Vice President for Research is soliciting proposals for the 2018 Bailey Research Career Development Award competition. The award is provided annually for research that is innovative (outside of an established research program), increases knowledge, and has practical applications. It is expected that the Bailey award will allow faculty to devote time toward high-risk, high-impact research addressing emerging scientific, technical, and/or societal problems resulting in practical applications and, in appropriate disciplines, extramural funding. All full-time tenured associate professors and professors are eligible to apply. More: http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/en/funding/bailey_award/

NSF DCL: PreK-12 Advancing STEM + Computing Proposals Due Nov. 14
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) for Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12): Advancing STEM + Computing. In its effort to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and computer science by preK-12 students and teachers, the DRK-12 program is encouraging investigators to submit proposals studying the integration of computing and/or computational thinking within disciplinary STEM learning and teaching in formal STEM education. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17149/nsf17149.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative Pre-applications Due Dec. 8
The purpose of the Specialty Crop Research Initiative program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by funding research and extension projects that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems. Applicants are strongly encouraged to propose a unique approach to solving problems facing the specialty crop industry using a systems approach. Submissions for Coordinated Agricultural Projects, Standard Research and Extension Projects, and Research and Extension Planning Projects will be accepted. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/specialty-crop-research-initiative-scri?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term-

Week of Sept. 25, 2017

Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program Applications Due Oct. 6
The Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program offers faculty the opportunity to travel to member institutions to exchange ideas and research. Faculty visits are typically two weeks. The visiting Faculty Fellow may consult with faculty and/or students, offer lectures or symposia, or engage in other activities that are agreeable to the Fellow and the host institution. ISU encourages activities that further the university's strategic plan, such as using a unique laboratory facility or consulting with a collaborator on current or planned research, teaching, or extension activities. The host unit provides a formal letter of invitation. Awards will generally not exceed $1,500. More: http://www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/development/big-12

Internal Competition: NSF MRI Program Preproposals Due Oct. 11
The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program for instrument acquisition or development provides funding for shared instrumentation that supports the research and research training and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally. A proposal must be for acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single, well-integrated instrument. Cost-sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required. Interested faculty whose primary appointment is in CALS should submit a pre-proposal to Joe Colletti by 11:59 p.m on Oct. 11. More: https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/finding-funding/limited-submissions/downloadable-documents/

ISU Miller Faculty Fellowship Program Applications Due Dec. 5
The Miller Faculty Fellowship Program provides up to $15,000 per award for faculty members to enhance their scholarly work in undergraduate academic programs and to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning. Any ISU faculty member may apply. Three to four awards are anticipated. Interested faculty whose primary appointment is in CALS should submit their proposal to Joe Colletti (colletti@iastate.edu) and to CELT (celt-miller@iastate.edu) by Dec. 5. More: http://www.celt.iastate.edu/faculty/funding-opportunities/miller-faculty-fellowship-program

DARPA RFI: Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office has issued a request for information (RFI), “Detection and Negation Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems,” for innovative technologies for countering adversary small unmanned air systems. DARPA is interested in the topic areas of sensing and neutralization. The RFI invites short white papers describing the respondent’s technology. An invitation to attend a one-day Technology Day may be extended to respondents with relevant sensing and/or neutralizing technology. Responses are due by Oct. 2. More: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=1cb3eebcac5122037d27045ca2d53295&tab=core&_cview=0

Various dates: NSF Dear Colleague Letter - Research on Methodologies for STEM Education. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17136/nsf17136.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Oct. 20, June 9 (letter of intent): NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25); one application pre institution, contact Sue Shipitalo (sueship@iastate.edu) to express interest. More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-339.html

Dec. 4: USDA Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grant Program; universities can be partners only. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/community-food-projects-cfp-competitive-grants-program

Dec. 25 (letter of intent): NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1); one application per institution, contact Sue Shipitalo (sueship@iastate.edu) to express interest. More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-340.html

Jan. 5 (letter of intent): NIH Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-482.html

Jan. 8: NSF Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504984

Week of Sept. 18, 2017

USDA Accepting Applications for 2018 Borlaug Fellowships
USDA is accepting applications for the 2018 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers, and policymakers from 40 eligible countries. Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center, or government agency, usually for eight to twelve weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. Applications are due by Nov. 5. More: https://www.fas.usda.gov/newsroom/accepting-applications-2018-borlaug-fellowships

NSF Invites Topics to Accelerate Research Through International Network Collaboration
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Dear Colleague Letter inviting white papers on topics in science, engineering, and/or STEM education that are ripe for international network-to-network collaboration. Topics should hold the potential to accelerate discovery and advance research outcomes. Research areas with sufficient maturity to have a nascent, but not well-established, network of researchers in the U.S. and abroad are of particular interest. Interdisciplinary research ideas are encouraged, though ideas are welcome in any area funded by NSF. There should be potential to link multiple networks, leading to a network of networks. White papers are due by Nov. 30. No funding is associated with this call for white papers. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17131/nsf17131.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

USDA Listening Opportunity for Stakeholder Feedback
USDA has published a Federal Register Notice, "Stakeholder Listening Opportunity for Priorities in Research, Education, and Extension.” This opportunity allows stakeholders to provide feedback on top priorities in food and agricultural research, extension, or education that NIFA should address, and the most promising science opportunities for advancement of food and agricultural sciences. Listening sessions will be organized throughout the United States to obtain input from all stakeholders. Individuals interested in attending in-person must RSVP no later than Oct. 12. Written comments must be received by Dec. 1. More: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/15/2017-19714/stakeholder-listening-opportunity-for-priorities-in-research-education-and-extension?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Week of Sept. 11, 2017

Reminder: Parag Chitnis to Present NIFA Seminar, Sept. 13
CALS will host Dr. Parag Chitnis, Deputy Director, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), for the seminar presentation, “NIFA’s Portfolio and Priorities for Science,” on Sept. 13. The seminar will be held from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Room 1951 Food Sciences (CCUR Theater). All ISU faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to attend. There is no registration for this seminar.

Still Time to Sign Up - Digital Agriculture Data Carpentry Workshop, Sept. 12-13
ISU and CALS will host a hands-on Data Carpentry Workshop covering basic research computing concepts and tools. Dr. Mark Laufersweiler, Research Data Specialist at University of Oklahoma Libraries will lead the workshop.  Participants from all disciplines and all colleges are welcome to attend and do not need any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. The workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 and 13 in Room 368A Heady Hall. A $25 registration fee will cover light breakfast, lunch, and breaks on both days. Space is limited to 40 participants. More: https://register.extension.iastate.edu/datacarpentry

Digital Agriculture UAS, Plant Sciences, and Education All-Hands Meeting, Sept. 14
ISU and CALS will host an Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences, and Education (UASPSE) All-Hands Meeting. The UASPSE project is devoted to building partnerships and resources to address emerging big data issues. Dr. Parag Chitnis, Deputy Director, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), will present the keynote address.  Stakeholders from academia, industry, government, non-profits, and other organizations are invited to attend. Participants are invited to display posters relevant UASPSE big data topics. The meeting will be help on Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Scheman Building. The registration fee for the meeting is $25. More: https://register.extension.iastate.edu/digitalag

USDA FAS Resiliency in Northern Ghana Evaluation, Apply by Oct. 4
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to conduct a mid-term evaluation to determine the effectiveness of the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project implementation approach. Interested parties are invited to join a conference call on Sept. 20 to discuss this opportunity and ask questions. Funding of approximately $284,000 is available for one award. Applications are due Oct. 4. Contact Roxanne Clemens (rclemens@iastate.edu)for a copy of the funding opportunity.

Iowa Water Center Research Grants, Apply by Nov. 8
The Iowa Water Center annual is accepting research proposals for two programs. The Seed Grant Water Research Competition will award one research seed grant of up to $30,000s to enable researchers to explore innovative ideas that will grow to be tools to assist in building future water-related policies and practices. The Graduate Student Supplemental Research Competition will provide up three awards of $5,000 each for graduate students nearing completion of their program of study. The priority area for this research initiative is cyanobacterial blooms (harmful algae blooms) and their impact on water quality and water management decisions. Applicants must provide matching funds. Applications are due Nov. 8. More: http://www.water.iastate.edu/content/iowa-water-center-grant-competitions

USDA Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP), Apply by Oct. 31
More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/higher-education-multicultural-scholars-program-msp?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Week of Sept. 4, 2017

USDA National Needs Graduate Fellowship Program, Applications Due Oct. 31
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is accepting applications for the Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program. The NNF program provides funding to support students’ training and completion of master’s and/or doctoral degree programs in identified national need areas within the food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences. Post-doctoral fellowships will not be awarded in the FY 2017 competition. Applications are due by Oct. 31. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/food-and-agricultural-sciences-national-needs-graduate-and-postgraduate

Parag Chitnis, NIFA Deputy Director, to Present Seminar at ISU on Sept. 13
CALS will host Dr. Parag Chitnis, Deputy Director, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), for the seminar presentation, “NIFA’s Portfolio and Priorities for Science,” on Sept. 13. The seminar will be held from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Room 1951 Food Sciences (CCUR Theater). All ISU faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to attend. There is no registration for this seminar.

Digital Agriculture Data Carpentry Workshop, Sept. 12-13
ISU and CALS will host a hands-on Data Carpentry Workshop covering basic research computing concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Data Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain using these concepts. Dr. Mark Laufersweiler, Research Data Specialist at University of Oklahoma Libraries will lead the workshop.  Participants from all disciplines and all colleges are welcome to attend and do not need any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. The workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 and 13 in Room 368A Heady Hall. A $25 registration fee covers light breakfast, lunch, and breaks on both days. Space is limited to 40 participants. More: https://register.extension.iastate.edu/datacarpentry

Digital Agriculture UAS, Plant Sciences, and Education All-Hands Meeting, Sept. 14
As part of the Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub, ISU and CALS will host an Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences, and Education (UASPSE) All-Hands Meeting. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the UASPSE D project is devoted to building partnerships and resources to address emerging big data issues. Dr. Parag Chitnis, Deputy Director, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), will present the keynote address.  Stakeholders from academia (faculty, post-docs, and graduate and undergraduate students), industry, government, non-profits, and other organizations are invited to attend. Participants are invited to display posters relevant UASPSE big data topics. The meeting will be help on Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Scheman Building - Iowa State Center. The registration fee for the meeting is $25. More: https://register.extension.iastate.edu/digitalag

FFAR Virtual Briefing Materials Available On-Line
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has posted the slides from the Aug. 24 virtual briefing. The recording will be posted soon. More: https://foundationfar.org/?event=ffar-public-briefing

Week of Aug. 28, 2017

Digital Agriculture Data Carpentry Workshop, Sept. 12-13
ISU and CALS will host a hands-on Data Carpentry Workshop covering basic research computing concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Data Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain using these concepts. Dr. Mark Laufersweiler, Research Data Specialist at University of Oklahoma Libraries will lead the workshop.  Participants will be encouraged to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Participants from any discipline are welcome to attend and do not need any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. The workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 and 13 in Room 368A Heady Hall. The fee for the workshop is $25, which covers a light breakfast, lunch, and breaks on both days. Space is limited to 40 participants. More: https://register.extension.iastate.edu/datacarpentry

Digital Agriculture UAS, Plant Sciences, and Education All-Hands Meeting, Sept. 14
As part of the Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub, ISU and CALS will host a Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences, and Education (UASPSE) All-Hands Meeting. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the UASPSE Digital Agriculture Spoke project is devoted to building partnerships and resources that will address emerging big data issues including direct data collection of plant features by unmanned aerial systems, biological feature extraction through image analysis, big data processing pipelines, and techniques for data management and sharing. Stakeholders from academia (including early career researchers, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students), industry, government, non-profits, and other organizations are invited to attend this one-day event. Participants are invited to display posters relevant UASPSE big data topics. The meeting will be help on Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Scheman Building. The registration fee for the meeting is $25. More: https://register.extension.iastate.edu/digitalag

USDA FAS: Food for Progress Post-Project Sustainability Assessment Proposals Due Sept. 13
The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for original research in post-project sustainability in the Food for Progress program. This award will determine to what extent activities and results of the selected projects in several regions have been sustained after USDA’s involvement ended, providing valuable understanding of the impacts these projects have, which can guide ongoing and future endeavors. The estimated award will be $721,526 over approximately two years. A conference call will be held on Aug. 30 and proposals are due Sept. 13. Contact Roxanne Clemens (rclemens@iastate.edu) to receive the funding opportunity file.

Internal Competition: Bailey Research Career Development Award Proposals Due Oct. 21
The Bailey Research Career Development Awards allow faculty members to devote time toward high-risk, high-impact research addressing emerging scientific, technical, and/or societal problems resulting in practical applications and extramural funding. All full-time tenured associate professors and professors may apply. One or two awards of $50,000 per year for two or three years will be made. Each college will select one proposal to submit to the Office of the VPR. Applicants whose primary appointment is in CALS should submit their proposal electronically to Joe Colletti (colletti@iastate.edu) by Oct. 23. More: http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/en/funding/bailey_award/

CALS Travel Support: NSF Fall Regional Grants Workshop, Respond by Sept. 7
CALS will provide up to $1,000 each for up to six (6) faculty members to help cover travel costs to attend the National Science Foundation (NSF) Regional Grants Conference on Nov. 13-14 in Phoenix, AZ. This two-day conference is a must, especially for new faculty, researchers, and administrators who want to gain key insight into a wide range of current issues at NSF including the state of current funding. NSF program officers representing each directorate will be on hand to provide information about funding opportunities and answer questions. Travel support will be provided to faculty whose primary appointment is in CALS on a first-come-first-served basis, with preference given to individuals who have not recently received CALS travel assistance for a grantsmanship conference. Interested CALS faculty should contact Joe Colletti (colletti@iastate.edu) by Sept. 7 to request support. More: https://www.nsfgrantsconferences.com

 

Week of Aug. 21, 2017

BARD Research Program and Feasibility Proposals Due Sept. 13
The U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) Research Grant Program funds three-year projects conducted cooperatively by U.S. and Israeli scientists. Proposals are expected to deal with an agricultural issue or problem and yield tangible results that could be implemented within a reasonable time after project completion. Projects can cover any phase of agricultural research and development, including strategic or applied research. The outcomes of BARD funded research must be accessible to the public. Applicants should note BARD’s new on-line submission process and format requirements. Applications are due by Sept. 13. More: http://www.bard-isus.com/ 

Internal Competition: PIRS Applications Due Oct. 31
The ISU Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed (PIRS) Grants are intended to support the initial stages of innovative, high-risk, and high-reward projects that have an interdisciplinary focus and strong potential for external funding. Projects may include performing preliminary work and facilitating collaboration, with the expectation that a sizeable competitive proposal will be submitted to an external funding agency within one year of completion of the PIRS project. Tenure-eligible faculty and senior lecturers/clinicians from all disciplines and career stages are eligible to apply. PIRS awards are typically $30,000 (maximum $50,000) total over a two-year period. Proposals are due to the Office of the VPR by Oct. 31. More: https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/finding-funding/internal-funding-oppor...

 Internal Competition: ISU COSRIF Applications Due Oct. 31
The ISU Cost Sharing ‐ Research Instrumentation Funding (COSRIF) program provides faculty and core facilities with cost‐sharing funds to purchase new equipment, replace or add new components to existing research instruments, or de novo assemble an integrated new instrument. The program considers requests whose costs fall out of the range of federal major instrumentation grants or are not permitted in typical individual federal research proposals. All ISU faculty, departments, and units are eligible to apply. Each proposal can request up to $300,000 from ISU funds, with a maximum of one-third contributed by the Office of the VPR. More: https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/finding-funding/internal-funding-oppor...

ISU Publication Subvention Grant Applications Now Reviewed Monthly
ISU Publication Subvention Grants defray the costs of publications in two forms: articles targeted for high-quality, peer-reviewed open access journals when other funds are not available, and meritorious scholarly writings and worthy original works. Any full-time faculty member or any P&S staff member at the rank of P37 or above may apply for this award through his/her academic unit. Anyone outside of the university may apply by working directly with the Office of the VPR. Requests are considered for funding by the Office of the VPR on a monthly basis. More: https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/finding-funding/internal-funding-oppor...

ISU Research Development Workshop and Training Events
The Office of the VPR has posted the schedule of 2017-18 research development events. The events cover a wide array of research development issues and skills, from responding to agency-specific requests for proposals to research integrity to writing a winning grant proposal. All ISU researchers are welcome to attend. Contact: Amy Harris-Tehan (ajotehan@iastate.edu). More: http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/en/for_researchers/workshops__training/

ISU Boot Camp for NIH and NSF Responsible Conduct Of Research, Sept. 7-8
Faculty, staff, and postdocs who receive funding through NSF or certain NIH grants can participate in a two-day workshop that will satisfy NIH and NSF requirements for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. Participants will be asked to do some reading prior to attending. The workshop will be held on Sept. 7-8 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Gold Room, Memorial Union. A light breakfast will be provided each day.  More: http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/en/for_researchers/workshops__training/

Week of Aug. 14, 2017

USDA NIFA Web-Based Listening Session for Two Education Grant Programs, Aug. 24
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking stakeholder input regarding the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) and the National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program Request for Applications in FY 2018. NIFA is interested in achieving the maximum impact and identifying suggested priorities in these workforce development programs. The listening session will be held on Aug. 24 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. More: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/02/2017-16259/solicitation-of-input-from-stakeholders-regarding-the-higher-education-multicultural-scholars?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

FFAR Virtual Briefing on Innovation Investment Opportunities, Aug. 24
Sally Rockey, Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, will hold a public briefing on FFAR's recent investments in agricultural innovation. The briefing will include an update on the latest FFAR program launches, how best to share innovative agriculture research ideas with FFAR, a preview of opportunities and 2018-2019 priorities, and an open Q&A session. The webinar will be held on Aug. 24 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. More: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eee8yfob0205e697&oseq=&c=&ch=

Aug. 16, Feb. 15 (required letter of intent): FDA Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13); $25,000 to $50,000. More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-378.html

Aug. 27 (letter of intent): NIH Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit: Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Animal Species (R01). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-366.html

Sept. 12 (pre-proposal - letter of intent): National Pork Board Human Nutrition (dietary pork); protein in a healthy diet, cardiometabolic well-being, dietary nutrients and functions. More: http://www.pork.org/pork-checkoff-research/research-request-proposal/

Sept. 22: EPA Gulf of Mexico Program Farmer to Farmer Cooperative Agreements RFP; two awards up to $1 million each, improve water quality, habitat, and environmental education in the Mississippi River Basin. More: https://www.epa.gov/gulfofmexico/gulf-mexico-program-farmer-farmer-cooperative-agreements-request-proposals

Sept. 25, Jan. 25: NIH NIAID Investigator Initiated Program Project Applications (P01). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-413.html

Oct. 10 (pre-proposal): NOAA FY18 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition; fisheries research, $300,000. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=296392

Oct. 20: NSF Energy for Sustainability. More: 

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505339&WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Nov. 6 (letter of intent): NIH NIAID Research Education Program (R25). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-455.html

Dec. 1: American Jersey Cattle Association; awards average $7,500 per project. More: https://www.usjersey.com/AJCA-NAJ-JMS/AJCA/InTheNews.aspx

Week of Aug. 7, 2017

USDA NIFA Announces New IFAST Prize Competition, Pre-Applications Due Sept. 8
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced a $400,000 prize competition to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from NIFA supported academic research. Selected USDA NIFA I-FAST project teams will have the opportunity to concurrently participate in the educational programs with NSF I-Corps awardees. Pre-applications are due Sept. 8. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/program/innovations-food-and-agricultural-science-and-technology-i-fast-prize-competition

EPA Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge, Entries Due Sept. 2
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and partners seek demonstrations of the effective use of low-cost sensors and innovative partnerships to pilot the sensors and data management, and show how collected data and information can be used in state and local decision-making. In Stage 1 of the competition, teams submit action plans describing an approach for sensor deployment and use and how they will meet challenge goals. The top Stage 1 entries receive cash prizes totaling $50,000 and will be invited to participate in Stage 2. Stage 1 applications are due by Sept. 20. More: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/nutrient-sensor-action-challenge/

USDA NIFA Virtual Listening Session for NLGCA, SPECA, WAMS, and HEC Grant Programs, Aug. 15
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking stakeholder input regarding capacity building grants for the following programs: Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA); Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA); Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields (WAMS); and Higher Education Challenge Grants (HEC). NIFA is particularly interested in achieving the most impact and identifying suggested priorities in these programs. A virtual listening session will be held on Aug. 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Written comments will be accepted until 4 p.m. More: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/02/2017-16262/solicitation-of-input-from-stakeholder-and-public-listening-session-regarding-capacity-building?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Aug. 28 (internal pre-proposals): NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program, two proposals per institution, contact Sue Shipitalo for (sueship@iastate.edu) for submission guidelines. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17585/nsf17585.htm

Aug. 28 (limited submission): USAID GDL Center for Digital Development; $75 million, increase use of and access to digital financial services and use of data for strategic planning and adaptive programming within USAID, one submission per institution, contact Sue Shipitalo (sueship@iastate.edu) to express interest. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295971

Sept. 15: IBM World Community Grid Climate-Change Related Projects;  in-kind grants of crowdsourced computing power, weather data, and cloud storage valued up to $40,000,000 per project. More: http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp7963-world-community-grid-accepting-applications-for-climate-related-projects?utm_medium=email&utm_source=pnd&utm_campaign=pndrfp20170804

Oct. 16, Feb. 16: NIH Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Research Small Research Grant Program (R03). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-445.html

Oct. 16, Feb. 16: NIH Small Grants on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R03). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-332.html

Oct. 19 (pre-proposals): NCR-SARE (North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education) Research and Education Program. More: http://www.northcentralsare.org/Newsroom/Regional-News-and-Press-Releases/NCR-SARE-Announces-2018-Call-for-Research-and-Education-Preproposals

Oct. 26: NCR-SARE (North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education) Partnership Grant Program; $30,000. More: http://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Our-Grant-Programs/Partnership-Grant-Program

Nov. 1: NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF). More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504810

Week of July 31, 2017

Internal Competition: CISE Institutional Research Infrastructure
The Office of the VPR is accepting pre-proposals for institutional applications for the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Infrastructure (CRI) - Institutional Infrastructure (II). Applications are limited to three per institution for the II program. There is no limit on the number of proposals in response to other programs in the funding solicitation. Contact Sue Shipitalo (sueship@iastate.edu) for pre-proposal guidelines. Pre-proposals are due by Aug. 21. More: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/?realm=iastate.edu&path=/mail/search/rp#x_CISE

Internal Competition: Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the country’s most promising young faculty-rank scientists and engineers within the broad disciplinary categories of life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry. One Blavatnik Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds and an opportunity to publish in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Nominees must have been born in or after 1976. Internal preproposals are due by Sept. 13 . For pre-proposal guidelines, contact Sue Shipitalo (sueship@iastate.edu) or Donna Van Pelt (dvanpelt@foundation.iastate.edu). More: http://blavatnikawards.org/awards/national-awards/

Aug. 28: USAID Global Development Lab - Center for Digital Development; $75 million, to increase use of and access to digital financial services and increase use of data for strategic planning and adaptive programming within USAID, one application per institution, contact Sue Shipital (sueship@iastate.edu) to express interest. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295971

Sept. 22: NOAA FY18 Cooperative Research Program (CRP); fundamental fisheries information in support of management and regulatory options including socio-economic studies; average grant $150,000. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295524

Oct. 1: Constellation E2 Energy to Educate Grants; $50,000. More: https://www.constellation.com/community/e2-energy-to-educate.html

Nov. 15: NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID). More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5269

Dec. 4: NSF Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12). More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=500047

 

Week of July 24, 2017

Limited Submission: USDA NIFA Partnership Awards Program, Express Interest by July 24
The Office of the VPR is accepting expressions of interest for the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Awards Program. The program recognizes outstanding contributions from a team or individual in support of the NIFA mission. Nominations must be related to projects that have been in place for at least three of the last five calendar years. Nominations are limited to two per institution. Contact Sue Shipitalo (sueship@iastate.edu) by July 24 to express interest. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/2017-nifa-partnership-awards

Procter and Gamble Higher Education Grant Applications Due Sept. 1
The Procter and Gamble (P&G) Higher Education Grant Program awards up to $10,000 each for college curriculum programs that prepare students for success in business. Areas of interest include improving curriculum, fostering and enabling leadership, creating learning environments that encourage innovation and creativity, and strengthening diversity. Several ISU programs have received funding through this program, with the greatest success in STEM projects. Applications are limited to two per discipline. Contact Jill Dykoff (jdykhoff@foundation.iastate.edu) or Katie Princehouse (kprince@iastate.edu) at the ISU Foundation for information. The ISU Foundation must receive applications by Sept. 1.

OECD CRP International Research Fellowships Applications Due Sept. 10
The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is accepting applications for research fellowship grants from research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries. The fellowships are intended to strengthen the international exchange of ideas and increase international mobility and cooperation among scientists working in these areas. Projects should fit one of three research themes: managing natural capital for the future, managing risks in a connected world, or transformational technologies and innovation. Applications are due Sept. 10. More: http://www.oecd.org/tad/crp/crp-research-fellowships-and-conference-sponsorship.htm

New FFAR Tipping Points Program, Letters of Intent Due Sept. 13
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is accepting applications for the new Tipping Points program. Applications should propose projects for developing and testing existing approaches in conjunction with computational and mathematical approaches to deepen our understanding of the complex relationship between the food system, health, and the environment. Teams should include members from local non-profit organizations already working within the local food system, and members with expertise in behavioral or social sciences as well as in computational and systems modeling. FFAR will award up to $1 million per project for up to four projects. Applicants must provide matching support and can suggest potential partners for matching support to leverage existing resources already being spent in selected communities/regions. More: http://foundationfar.org/challenge/urban-food-systems/tipping-points-rfa/

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Effort to Expand INCLUDES National Network
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) is one of the foundation’s Ten Big Ideas for Future NSF Investment. NSF is interested in increasing the percentage of women in fields where they are currently underrepresented; enhancing student persistence among underrepresented minority groups; increasing the representation of NSF-funded principal investigators at minority-serving institutions and community colleges; increasing the number of individuals from underrepresented groups in faculty positions that support research and education; and furthering the evidence-based research that illustrates the efficacy of the various approaches to increasing diversity in STEM. NSF welcomes EAGER proposals, conference proposals, and supplemental funding requests in response to the Dear Colleague Letter. All types of requests can be submitted by Nov. 13 and April 16. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17111/nsf17111.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Aug. 8 (concept paper): DOE EERE Advanced Manufacturing Graduate-Level Traineeships; $1.25 million to $2.5 million. More: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId365cf14b-d1bc-40f9-9a35-08a8d336d4e7

Sept. 10: OECD CRP International Conference Support. More: http://www.oecd.org/tad/crp/crp-research-fellowships-and-conference-sponsorship.htm

Sept. 29 (letter of intent): NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2018 (EFRI-2018); Chromatin and Epigenetic Engineering. More: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13708

Oct. 20: Dear Colleague Letter: NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges; research proposals from joint U.S. - China teams in the environmental sustainability theme of Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS: U.S.-China). More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17099/nsf17099.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Nov. 15: NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID). More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5269

Dec. 4: NSF Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12). More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=500047

Jan. 11: NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI). More: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12810

Week of July 17, 2017

Nominations for 2018 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Due Oct. 2
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences recognizes research by a mid-career scientist (up to 20 years since completion of Ph.D.) who has made an extraordinary contribution to agriculture or to the understanding of the biology of a species fundamentally important to agriculture or food production. Areas of science with applications to agriculture include plant and animal sciences, microbiology, nutrition and food science, soil science, entomology, veterinary medicine, and agricultural economics. The recipient will receive a medal and a $100,000 prize. The prize is endowed through gifts from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  More: http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/food-and-agriculture.html

Internal Competition: NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET), Pre-proposals Due Aug. 10
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics teachers and community college and university faculty and students to bring knowledge and technological innovation to pre-college/community college classrooms. Contact Sue Shipitalo (sueship@istate.edu) for pre-proposal guidelines. Submissions are limited to three site proposals, with no more than two in Engineering. More: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505170

Internal Competition: NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning, Pre-proposals Due Aug. 14
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments. Submissions are limited to three per institution. Pre-proposals are due Aug. 14. Contact Sue Shipitalo (sueship@istate.edu) for pre-proposal guidelines. More: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793

USDA FAS Seeks SPS and TBT Needs Assessment on Tea and Ginger Value Chains in Nepal
The USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) has issues the funding opportunity, “Nepal Tea and Ginger Value Chains Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Needs Assessment for Trade.” The institution selected will provide technical, logistical, and administrative support and should have demonstrated experience in the implementation of related technical assistance programs in Nepal or other relevant countries/regions.  This work may be undertaken in concert with other Land-Grant Universities and research institutions, Nepalese institutions, including universities, and research institutions. USDA intends to provide up to $175,000 for the project period Aug. 2017 to Jan. 2018. Applications are due Aug. 8. Contact Roxanne Clemens (rclemens@iastate.edu) for guidelines.

July 30: D-Prize; $20,000 awards to individual entrepreneurs increasing access to proven poverty interventions, topics in agriculture, global health, energy, and others. More: https://www.d-prize.org/ 

Notice of intent to request proposals: USDA/USDOI Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) beginning approximately September 8 and remaining open through November 16 and December 14, depending on program. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295462

Deadlines vary by program: NSF Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E). More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504813

Sept. 22: NOAA FY18 Cooperative Research Program (CRP); fundamental fisheries information in support of management and regulatory options including socio-economic studies; average grant $150,000. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295524

Oct. 1: Constellation E2 Energy to Educate Grants; $50,000. More: https://www.constellation.com/community/e2-energy-to-educate.html

Oct. 5: NIH Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Approaches for Nutrition Research (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-332.html

Oct. 5: NIH Research to Advance Vaccine Safety (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-312.html

Nov. 15: NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID). More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5269

Week of July 10, 2017

BARD Research Program and Feasibility Proposals Due Sept. 13
The U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) Research Grant Program funds up to $310,000 total for three-year projects conducted cooperatively by U.S. and Israeli scientists. One-year feasibility studies with maximum awards of $100,000 will also be considered. Proposals are expected to deal with an agricultural issue or problem and yield tangible results that could be implemented within a reasonable time after project completion. Projects cover all phases of agricultural research and development, and the outcomes of BARD funded research must be accessible to the public. Applicants should note BARD’s new on-line submission process and format requirements. Applications are due by Sept. 13. More: http://www.bard-isus.com/ 

BARD Senior Research, Postdoc, Graduate Student, Workshop Proposals Due Jan. 15
The U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) is accepting applications for four cooperative agricultural research and workshop activities. BARD’s Senior Research Fellowship program funds travel for established scientists from the United States to contribute to agricultural research activities in Israel. The Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship program promotes cooperative agricultural research between postdoctoral fellows from one country (the United States or Israel) and established scientists from the other. The BARD Graduate Student Fellowship program enables Ph.D. students of Israel and the United States to travel to the other country to acquire new skills and techniques in their field of study. The objective of BARD Workshops is to identify research needs in areas of new development, define directions and opportunities regarding contemporary agricultural needs, and provide information needed to address policy issues. Applicants should note BARD’s new on-line submission process and format requirements. Applications for all four programs are due by Jan. 15. More: http://www.bard-isus.com/ 

USDA SBIR Proposal Prep and Workshop Event, Aug. 3
Applications for the USDA NIFA FY 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition are due Oct. 5. In anticipation of this deadline, the Iowa Innovation Corporation will host an SBIR Proposal Prep and Workshop Event. Charles Cleland, head of the USDA SBIR Program, will introduce the program and meet with individual participants to discuss their projects. Mark Henry of Grow Emerging Companies will present a workshop covering all aspects of writing SBIR grants for the USDA competition. The event and workshop will be held on Aug. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Economic Development Core Facility in Ames. More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sbir-proposal-prep-for-usda-with-1-on-1-meetings-w-usda-program-head-tickets-35899054037

Iowa SBIR Showcase Hosted by Iowa Innovation Corporation, Sept. 6
The Iowa SBIR Showcase is part of a national outreach effort to convey the technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Federal and state program managers representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding will meet virtually with technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters. The program will include an introduction to SBIR, a panel of past winners, and Phase I and Phase II Pitch Competitions for Iowa winners, with prizes of $5,000 and $10,000, respectively. Virtual one-on-one discussions will be scheduled with program managers from USDA, NIH, NSF, DOE, and other agencies. The Showcase will be held on Sept. 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Coralville, Iowa. The registration fee is $40. More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iowa-sbir-showcase-virtual-sbir-road-tour-tickets-35974314142

NSF CISE to Pursue Actions in Support of Broadening Participation in Computing
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has issued a Dear Colleague Letter announcing a pilot effort to enhance the awareness of and barriers to broadening participation in computing. This effort will provide information and resources to principal investigators so that they can develop interest, skills, and activities in support of broadening participation in computing at all levels (K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate). CISE expects to support enhanced exposure to issues and remedies of broadening participation through outreach activities, resource creation, research, and active community engagement in proposals, awards, and review panels. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17110/nsf17110.jsp?WT.mc_ev=click

Sept. 8: Society for Conservation Biology – 2018 Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research;  two years of salary, travel, and funding for applied research. More: http://conbio.org/mini-sites/smith-fellows/

Sept. 15: USDA AMS National Sheep Industry Improvement Center Grants, average grant $27,200. More: http://www.nsiic.org/PR-2017.htm

Sept. 27, Nov. 1 (depending on project size): NSF Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs. More: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13707

Sept. 28: USDA NIFA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Regional Host Institution; to serve as Regional Host Institution (RHI) or National Reporting, Coordinating And Communications Office (NRCCO) for Fiscal years 2018-2022. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/sare-regional-host-institution?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Oct. 4: VentureWell E-Teams Program; student-faculty entrepreneurship teams, Stage 1 $5,000, Stage 2 $20,000. More: https://venturewell.org/student-grants/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=July%205%202017%20Newsletter&utm_content=July%205%202017%20Newsletter+Version+A+CID_bcdf1243cf718b25ab6538ffdf5b92fc&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=E-Teams%20Program

Oct. 5: USDA NIFA FY 2018 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I; $100,000 for eight months, university participation strongly encouraged. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/small-business-innovation-research-program-phase-i

Nov. 2 (APS closing date): USAID FY 2016 & FY 2017 Development Innovation Ventures Annual Program Statement (APS). More: https://www.usaid.gov/div/apply/aps

Dec. 1: Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy – Ph.D. Candidate Research; $7,500 to $9,000, current Ph.D. candidates working on dissertation, contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu) to discuss submission. More: https://www.horowitz-foundation.org/grant-info

Week of July 3, 2017

NIH NIAID June 2017 Concepts: Potential Opportunities
The NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has released its June 2017 Concepts. These concepts represent early planning stages for initiatives, including program announcements, requests for applications, and solicitations. While not all concepts become initiatives, they highlight NIAID's research interests and are good topics for investigator-initiated applications. More: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/potential-opportunities

Aug. 31: Toyota University Research Program – Advancing the Science of Material Handling. More: http://www.universityresearchprogram.com/?utm_source=Email1&utm_medium=F...

Sept. 1: NOAA FY18 Bluefin Tuna Research Program. More: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295084

Sept. 13 (letter of intent): Expanding Genome Integrity Assays to Population Studies (U01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-17-006.html

Sept. 25: Resource-Related Research Projects for Development of Animal Models and Related Materials (R24). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-369.html

Oct. 16: NIH Novel Approaches to Understanding, Preventing and Treating Lyme Disease and Tick-borne Coinfections (R21). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-244.html

Oct. 23-27 (deadline is specific to program area): NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

Continuous until May 2: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity IARPA-Wide Broad Agency Announcement. More: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=0aa3b215ce9e9c051ef...

Week of June 29

Reminder: NSF Website, FastLane, and Research.gov Unavailable June 30-July 4
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving its Data Center IT servers to the new NSF headquarters in Alexandria, VA. As a result, the NSF website, FastLane, and Research.gov will be unavailable from June 30 at 7:00 p.m. CDT until July 4 at 5:00 p.m. CDT. During this period, there will be no access to these websites, proposals cannot be submitted in FastLane, and project reports and cash requests cannot be submitted in Research.gov. Previously saved information and uploaded documents in FastLane and Research.gov, including in-process proposals and reports, will be accessible after the Data Center move. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/issuances/in139.jsp

July 12 (pre-proposal): NFWF Pulling Together Initiative 2017; public-private partnerships to address invasive weeds, $10,000 to $100,000, 1:1 cash match required. More: http://www.nfwf.org/pti/Pages/home.aspx

July 17: USAID Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems Leader with Associates. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294628 

July 17 (pre-proposal): National Dairy Council - Product Research. More: http://researchsubmission.nationaldairycouncil.org/HowItWorks/Pages/FundingOppurtunities.aspx

July 24: USAID Kenya Feed the Future - Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity; $60 million over five years. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294900

Sept. 1: PhRMA Foundation Sabbatical Fellowships; includes informatics, year-long experiential program, matching funds required. More: http://www.phrmafoundation.org/2018-awards/sabbatical-fellowships/

Sept. 18: NSF-NIH Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences. More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5300

Feb. 22: CDC Economic Studies of Immunization Policies and Practices; $300,000. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294859

Week of June 19, 2017

Limited Submission: CDC Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Aquaculture Pre-proposals Due June 22
The Office of the VPR is accepting pre-proposals for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Safety and Healthcare Epidemiology Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) program. Projects will address Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Aquaculture. Projects budgets will range between $300,000 and $500,000, with a project period of 12 months. Submissions are limited to one per institution. Pre-proposals are due June 22 for the internal competition. Proposals are due to CDC by June 30. Contact: Sue Shipitalo (sueship@iastate.edu)

Fulbright Scholar Program Grant Applications Due August 1
The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers more than 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries. In addition to several new program models, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants. Grant duration ranges from two to 12 months. Applications are due August 1. More: http://www.cies.org/

USAID Broad Agency Announcement for Global Health Challenge
A U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is seeking partners to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address the most pressing problems in global health. Projects will generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing countries. Initial expressions of interest and concept papers will be selected based on USAID’s determination of the value of the submitter’s contribution to the co-creation process and how well they address the problem and challenges set forth in the BAA. The BAA expires May 30, 2018. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294194

ISU Procedures: Limited Submissions and Internal Competitions
Limited submissions are funding opportunities for which the sponsoring agency limits the number of proposals that an institution may submit. The Office of the Vice President for Research maintains a website with information about the internal process for selecting the application(s) to be submitted for each opportunity. To assist investigators in planning for future competitions, the website’s Toolbox includes a list of open and closed limited submission opportunities, organized by calendar year. More: https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/finding-funding/limited-submissions/

July 14 (abstract): CRDF Global 2017 U.S.-Ukraine Agricultural Research Competition; must include one U.S. and one Ukrainian PI, 30% cost share, topics include sustainable farming practices, agricultural biotechnology. More: http://www.crdfglobal.org/funding-opportunities/USUkraine2017

Aug. 1 (internal competition): Alfred P. Sloan Foundation – 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships; $65,000, most recent Ph.D. must have been awarded on or after Sept.  1, 2011, three nominations per  academic department. More: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=4f77124f06814d088987b2d131d58e02

Aug. 15 (pre-application) 25: NIH Pre-application for a Biomedical Technology Research Resource (X02). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-315.html

Oct. 16: Small Grants on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R03). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-372.html

May 10 (abstract): DOD DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement. More: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=bd42f6bf1369fa510ba083988f42ca61&tab=core&_cview=0

Week of June 12, 2017

Limited Submission: Internal Pre-proposals for FFAR Animal Welfare Program Due June 22
The Office of the VPR is accepting pre-proposals for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) limited submission opportunity Accelerating Advances in Animal Welfare. The research areas for this opportunity include cage-free poultry welfare and the impact and feasibility of developing alternatives to castration in swine. Grants of up to $500,000 for up to 60 months will be awarded. FFAR has obtained matching funds from open philanthropy to fund this opportunity, and applicants are not required to provide matching funds. Pre-proposals are due June 22. More: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=4f77124f06814d088987b2d131d58e02

FFAR to Release Sustainable American Aquaculture RFA by July 10
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) will invest up to $5 million in Sustainable American Aquaculture research grants. Research priorities are genomics and breeding of understudied shellfish species (e.g., mussels, clams, scallops) for improved performance parameters; hatchery research including broodstock development and larval rearing; and market-based analyses for new species and/or production regions. PIs will be required to provide non-federal matching funds equivalent to the FFAR award amount. A request for applications (RFA) will be available by July 10. More: http://foundationfar.org/challenge/protein-challenge/aquaculture/

USDA NIFA Grant Opportunities for Global Engagement
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has provided a list of the requests for applications that offer opportunities for global engagement. More: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/opportunities-global-engagement?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Enhancing the Quality of NSF CAREER Proposals
A recent Dear Colleague Letter from the National Science Foundation (NSF) clarifies information in the current program solicitation for Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program proposals and provides suggestions for enhancing the quality of these proposals. The Dear Colleague Letter was issued by the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources. Due dates for CAREER proposals fall between July 19-21, depending on the Directorate to which they are submitted. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17093/nsf17093.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Two NSF BIO Programs No Longer Accept Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant Proposals
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has announced that the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) will no longer accept Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant proposals. This change does not affect grants that were already awarded. BIO continues to support graduate student participation in PI-led research, and NSF continues to support graduate research through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the NSF Research Traineeship Program. PIs can also submit proposals for conferences that include support for graduate and postdoctoral trainee travel and attendance. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17094/nsf17094.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

July 7 (concept paper): DOE and USDA FY 2017 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI); $500,000 to $2 million. More: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx?Search=BRDI&SearchType=#FoaId708078a3-c488-444e-8619-a68ce98608c7

July 10 (internal expression of interest): NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC); contact the Office of the VPR (fundingopps@iastate.edu) to express interest in this limited submission opportunity. More: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503559 

Sept. 4 (letter of intent): NIH Partnerships for Development of Clinically Useful Diagnostics for Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-17-014.html

Sept. 5: NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST); $400,000 to $2 million. More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5467

Sept. 5: NIH PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42]); Phase I $150,000 to $225,000 for one year. More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-303.html

Sept. 5: NIH PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-302.html

Oct. 31: Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund; $25,000, conservation of threatened or poorly known animal, plant, or fungus species. More: https://www.speciesconservation.org/grants/

Week of June 5th, 2017

Limited Submission Opportunity: FFAR Accelerating Advances in Animal Welfare
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is accepting applications for research grants to stimulate and support innovative research in farm animal welfare. The research areas for this opportunity are cage-free poultry welfare and the impact and feasibility of developing alternatives to castration in swine. Grants of up to $500,000 for up to 60 months will be awarded. FFAR has obtained matching funds from open philanthropy to fund this opportunity, and applicants are not required to provide a match. Submissions are limited to one per institution. Information about internal selection is forthcoming from the Office of the VPR. More: http://foundationfar.org/challenge/protein-challenge/animal-welfare-rfa/

Intent to Issue RFA: USAID Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity - Kenya
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced its intent to issue a request for applications for crops and dairy market systems development activities in Kenya. The program goal is to sustainably reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in Kenya, with a focus on inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led growth, strengthened resilience among people and systems, and a well-nourished population. USAID anticipates awarding one $50 million cooperative agreement with a five-year project period. The request for applications is expected to be released within the next two weeks. More:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294206

Internal Competition: Searle Scholars Program, Pre-proposals Due June 29
The Office of the VPR is accepting pre-proposals for the Searle Family and Kinship Foundation’s Searle Scholars Program. The program supports individual investigators who began their first tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2016. Applicants are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and biological sciences. Submissions are limited to one per institution. Pre-proposals for the internal competition are due by June 29. Contact Sue Shipitalo (sueship@iastate.edu) or Donna Van Pelt (dvanpelt@iatate.edu) for guidelines. More: http://searlescholars.net/go.php?id=23  

Request for Information: USAID Malawi Agricultural Policy and Implementation Activity
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Malawi seeks comments regarding the currently planned Malawi Agricultural Policy and Implementation Activity (MAPI). Comments are requested to help refine the program description to ensure clarity, maximum development impact, sound coordination with existing activities, and alignment with the Government of Malawi’s top priorities. Comments are due by June 19 at 4:30 p.m. Lilongwe time. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294172

Request for Information: DOE Clean Water Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking feedback on technologies with the potential for early-stage research and development that could impact the cost-effective and energy efficient availability of clean water processed from a variety of sources (e.g., surface water, ground water, brackish water, seawater, wastewater, produced water) for a range of applications including municipal drinking water, agricultural uses, and industrial needs. EERE may issue a related funding opportunity announcement in the future. Responses must be submitted via email by July 28. More: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx?Search=clean%20water%20technologies&SearchType=

June 26 (internal expression of interest): NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR); three submissions per organization, contact fundingopps@iastate.edu to express interest. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15577/nsf15577.htm

July 1 (concept application): The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation; $25,000, geographic focus is Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, one proposal per organization, contact fundingopps@iastate.eduto express interest. More: http://cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com/

July 14 (pre-proposal): Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease; $500,000 over five years, contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu) to express interest. More: https://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/infectious-diseases

July 19 (pre-application): DoD Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Investigator-Initiated Research Award (IIRA); $750,000. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294183

Aug. 1 (initial inquiry): McKnight Foundation Mississippi River Program; does not fund research in academic disciplines, contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.iastate.edu) to express interest. More: https://www.mcknight.org/grant-programs/mississippi-river/how-to-apply

Aug. 17: Dept. of Ed Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Education Research; $100,000 to $760,000. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294175

Sept. 4 (letter of intent): NIH Partnerships for the Development of Vaccines and Immunophrophylactics Targeting Multiple Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria (R01); carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter, multidrug-resistant MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa. More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-17-017.html

Week of May 30th, 2017

NSF Supplemental Funding: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has identified improvement of graduate student preparedness for the STEM workforce as one of its priorities. As part of this effort, supplemental funding is available in FY 2018 and FY 2019 to provide support for non-academic research internships for graduate students to support career opportunities in any sector of the U.S. economy. NSF will provide support for supplements to current grants awarded by the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Directorate for Engineering (ENG), and Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) within the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), to enhance professional development opportunities for graduate students. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17091/nsf17091.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Funding Opportunities List at ISU Foundation
The ISU Foundation website provides a list of funding opportunities. Clearance to apply, including letters of intent, inquiry, or interest, and applications or proposals, must be coordinated with the ISU Foundation. To view these opportunities and to obtain information about applying for funding from external foundations, log in with an ISU NET-ID. More: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1463/giving/interior-1col.aspx?sid=1463&gid=1&pgid=3&cid=40&returnurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.foundation.iastate.edu%2fs%2f1463%2fgiving%2finterior.aspx%3fsid%3d1463%26gid%3d1%26pgid%3d1600

Rolling basis: NIST Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs. More:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281689

July 1 (letter of interest): Woodard & Curran Foundation Grants for Clean Water Initiatives; $100,000 over three years. More: http://www.woodardcurranfoundation.org/grant-cycle-2017

July 15: U.S. Dept. of State Regional Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) Program for Select Pacific Island Countries (PICs); up to $24,999, food security, biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, changing environmental conditions, and other topics. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294098

July 19 (pre-application): DoD Peer Reviewed Medical Discovery Award; includes antimicrobial resistance, emerging infectious disease, diabetes, and others. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294159

July 25 (pre-application): DOD Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Idea Award; $250,000. More:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294030

Aug. 1, Nov. 1: Spencer Foundation Small Education Research Projects; $50,000, contact ISU Foundation(cfr@foundation.isu.edu) to express interest. More: http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants

Aug. 2: FDA Food Safety Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Standards: Building Competency in Latin America in Support of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act. More:https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-17-011.html

Aug. 10 (letter of intent): NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems (MathBioSys). More: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505392

Oct. 16: NIH Small Grants for Secondary Analyses of Existing Data Sets and Stored Biospecimens (R03); $100,000 direct costs over two years. More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-299.html

Nov. 17: USAID-Lima - Brazil Environment Program- Territorial and Environmental Management of Indigenous Lands, Maranhao, Rondonia, and Roraima. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293957

Week of May 22, 2017

Continuous: NSF Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams); additional support to NSF-funded researchers to accelerate innovation and attract third-party funding. More:https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504672

June 14 (letters of intent, non-MAPP only): NOAA Climate Program Office 2018; $150,000 to $600,000. More:http://cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects/ClimateProgramOfficeFFO.aspx

June 28 (letters of intent, MAPP only): NOAA Climate Program Office 2018 - Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections Program (MAPP); up to $1.5 million. More:http://cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects/ClimateProgramOfficeFFO.aspx

June 28 (notice of intent): NASA ROSES Terrestrial Hydrology. More:https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={ACA5BBBD-F787-2574-8033-A63CBBF6D26F}&path=open 

June 30: Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE); $250,000 to $350,000, chronic disease prevention and management, and prevention and/or reduction of opioid misuse and abuse. More:https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/rural-health-and-safety-education-competitive-grants-program-rhse

July 12: Dept. of State U.S. Mission to India - Women in STEM Roadshow; workshops for girls and young women about pursuing opportunities in STEM. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293765

July 12 (pre-proposals): DOD FY 2017 Vision Research Program - Technology/Therapeutic Development Award. More: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault

July 24: Feed the Future Senegal Cultivating Nutrition; $40 million, one award. More:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293904

July 25: Office of the Director of National Intelligence - Proteos Program Pre-Solicitation Notice and Proposers’ Day. More: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ddc2abb0b58db7f759999e32e84c9049&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

July 28, Nov. 3, April 14 (pre-proposals): DOD U.S. Special Operations Command Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Biomedical Research and Development; topics include human health and performance, canine medicine, and others. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293654

Aug. 31: NASA ROSES 2017 New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science; up to $270,000 total over three years, carbon cycle and ecosystems, climate, water and energy, and others. More:https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={2161E672-FE28-696A-DF0D-D17016CA0C0D}&path=open

Sept. 8: Toyota Foundation - Exploring New Values for Society; up to 8 million yen (approx. $70,250) for joint grants and up to 2 million (approx. $17,500) for individual grant; topic areas include natural resources management, environmental sustainability, science and society, diversity, and others. More:http://www.toyotafound.or.jp/english/program/research.html

Week of May 15th, 2017

Webinar: USDA NIFA Competitive Funding Opportunities, May 25
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture will host a Competitive Funding Opportunity Webinar to discuss NIFA grant programs and offer helpful tips to all institutions including those underrepresented in NIFA grant programs. The webinar objectives are to increase knowledge of USDA NIFA competitive funding opportunities, increase comprehension of grant award types and the grants submission process, increase knowledge of the peer review process, and identify approaches shared by successful grantees. The two-part webinar is scheduled for May 25 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Participants are encouraged to attend in groups if at all possible. More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/competitive-funding-opportunity-webinar-tickets-33740565941?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

NSF Seeks Nominations for Directorate and Office Advisory Committee Members
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting nominations for membership on its scientific and technical advisory committees. Each committee typically meets twice a year to discuss current issues and to review and provide advice on program management and the impact of policies, programs, and activities. NSF also has committees that provide advice and recommendations on specific topics, including environmental research and education, equal opportunities in science and engineering, cyberinfrastructure, and international science and engineering, among others. More: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/27/2017-08481/request-for-recommendations-for-membership-on-directorate-and-office-advisory-committees

June 9: Dept. of State Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Program for Northeast and Southeast Asia; $24,999, awards cannot fund research. More: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293685

June 10: Dept. of State U.S. Mission to India - Public Diplomacy Grants Program - Videos for Empowerment; $44,000. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293686

June 23: Dept. of Commerce FY 2017 Regional Innovation Strategies Program; $500,000. More:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293716

July 7: Dept. of State U.S. Mission to India - Green Hackathon; $25,000. More:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293692

July 10: USDA Risk Management Education Partnership Program; $75,000. More:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293739

July 10: USDA Renewable Resources Extension Act-National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF). More:https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff

July 25, Nov. 25 (letter of intent): NIH Genomic Community Resources (U24). More:https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-273.html

Oct. 30: NSF Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio). More: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505397

Oct. 31: NIH NIDDK Central Repositories Non-renewable Sample Access (X01); access to non-renewable samples, no funds awarded. More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-270.html

Week of May 8th, 2017

FFAR to Release Farm Animal Welfare Grant Opportunity in June
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is planning to release a Request for Applications (RFA) in June for the Protein Challenge Area, one of FFAR’s seven challenge areas. The RFA will solicit projects on farm animal welfare. Interested researchers can join the Protein Challenge email list or contact Tim Kurt (tkurt@foundationfar.org). More: http://foundationfar.org/challenge/protein-challenge/

May 24 (brief proposals): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Health Data for Action; $150,000 and $750,000. More: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/health-data-for-action.html?rid=CR0RfoW1kVrIxFKudcSYjlL9Zh7yWU63VdhdaVE2UAc&et_cid=865663

June 1: National Academy of Science and Rita Allen Foundation - Building Capacity for Science Communication Partnership Awards; $37,500, collaborative science communication researcher-practitioner partnerships. More: http://www.nasonline.org/programs/sackler-colloquia/documents/ssc3/ssciii-call-for-proposals.pdf

June 5, Oct. 5: NIH Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study Research Projects (R01); develop and apply computational tools and methods for modeling. More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-267.html

June 8: Dept. of State Supporting Tunisia’s Agribusiness Sector; $600,000. More:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293469

June 30: Copernicus Masters: Big Data Big Business Challenge by CGI. More: http://www.copernicus-masters.com/prize/cgi-challenge/#challenge

June 30: Dept. of State, U.S. Mission to India - Youth Entrepreneurship Network: Innovate, Ideate; $54,000. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293633

Aug. 23: NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). More:https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&WT.mc_ev=click

Oct. 1 (letter of intent): Whitehall Foundation Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid; basic research in neurobiology; contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.isu.edu) to express interest. More: http://www.whitehall.org/grants/

Continuous: NIH Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) High Throughput Sequencing and Genotyping Resource Access (X01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-269.html

Week of May 1st, 2017

Limited Submissions: USDA Education and Literacy Initiative, Express Interest by May 11
The USDA’s Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative (ELI) includes two limited submission opportunities. The Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers and Educational Professionals (PD-STEP) program area supports Research, Education, Extension, or Integrated Projects that promote faculty expertise and encourage widespread implementation of educational innovation at the K-14 levels in the food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences. The Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) program area supports research, education, extension, or integrated projects that provide undergraduate students with experiential learning opportunities. Submissions are limited to three per institution for each of the two program areas. Internal expressions of interest for either program should be submitted tofundingopps@iastate.edu by May 11. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-food-agriculture-natural-resources

ISU Cost Sharing ‐ Research Instrumentation Funding Proposals Due Oct. 31
The ISU Cost Sharing ‐ Research Instrumentation Funding (COSRIF) program provides faculty and core facilities with cost‐sharing funds to purchase new equipment, replace or add new components to existing research instruments, or de novo assemble an integrated new instrument whose cost falls out of the range of federal major instrumentation grants or is not permitted in typical individual federal research proposals. All faculty, departments, and ISU units are eligible to apply. Each proposal can request up to $300,000 from ISU funds, with a maximum of one-third contributed by the Office of the Vice President for Research. More: https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/finding-funding/internal-funding-opportunities/

Webinar: USDA AFRI Foundational CARE Program, May 2
The USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Program supports research and extension efforts that quickly yield solutions to critical problems that impede the efficient production of agriculturally important plants and animals. USDA will hold a webinar to provide information about the Critical Agricultural and Research Extension (CARE) program area and the application process. The webinar will be held on May 2 at 12:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Contact: Olivia Kwong (202-720-7536). More: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/afri-care/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

USDA NIFA Conference on Preparing Winning Grants for Food and Nutrition Programs, May 11
Delaware State University, in collaboration with USDA NIFA's Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition, will host the “1st Conference on Preparing Winning Grants." The conference will focus on NIFA’s food science and nutrition competitive grant programs, with an emphasis on mentorship and successful grant writing. Participants may submit abstracts by May 2. The conference will be held on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: Dr. Gulnihal Ozbay (gozbay@desu.edu, 302-857-6476). More: https://hub.desu.edu/hub/events/2017/05/11/1st-conference-preparing-winning-grants

Department of Defense SBIR/STTR Topics
The Department of Defense has released a list of topics for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for the 2017 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). Researchers can view topics, ask questions on-line, and connect with the DOD staff member listed as a Technical Points of Contact for each topic are. The BAA will officially open for proposal submission on May 23. Proposals are due by June 21. More: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics

May 12: Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit, Great Rivers CESU; amphibian phenology, $62,808. More:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293472

May 16: EPA Cooperative Training Partnership in Aquatic Toxicology and Ecosystem Research; $1.2 million, collaborative training by EPA-MED scientists (mentors) in Duluth, MN, and university scientists for undergrad, graduate, and post-doc trainees. More: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/cooperative-training-partnership-aquatic-toxicology-and-ecosystem-research

May 24: VentureWell Faculty Grants, student innovation and entrepreneurship. More:https://venturewell.org/facultygrants/

June 1: Dept. of Interior Water Resources Research; $250,000. More: https://www.grants.gov innovation and entrepreneurship /web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293430

June 6: USDA NIFA Food Safety Outreach Program; $50,000 to $400,000. More:https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/food-safety-outreach-program

June 9: USAID South Asia Regional Connectivity Program; environmental capacity building - agricultural and water pollution. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293448

June 22: Dept. of State FY 2018 Survey of International Educational Exchange Activity in the United States; $500,000. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293421

June 26: USDA Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs; $1.8 million. More:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293413

July 16, Nov. 16: NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03). More:https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-162.html

April 26: DOD DARPA Broad Agency Announcement - Biological Technologies Office. More:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293473

Week of April 24, 2017

Limited Submission: USDA Women and Minorities in STEM Fields
The USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) supports research and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented groups from rural areas in STEM. The FY 2017 program will support education/teaching, extension, research, and integrated projects. Applications are limited to one per institution. Individuals should express interest in this funding opportunity at fundingopps@iastate.edu by May 3. More:https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/women-and-minorities-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-fields

Limited Submission: NIH Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54) will conduct high-quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practical applications to improve worker safety and health in the areas of agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Center structure will take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, and/or national worker safety and health issues. Centers will emphasize the creation and implementation of evidence-based solutions to important agricultural safety and health problems. Ten awards of up to $1.35 million each are anticipated. Applications are limited to one per institution. Individuals who are interested in this opportunity should express interest by May 31 at fundingopps@iastate.edu. More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-353.html

Varies by Program Area: USDA AFRI Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative (ELI). More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-food-agriculture-natural-resources

June 2: Dept. of State - Mosquito Talk: Building and Expanding International Network of Public Health Communicators to Engage on Zika and Vector Borne Diseases; $480,000. More:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293394

June 6: DOD DARPA Broad Agency Announcement - Biological Robustness in Complex Settings (BRICS) Part 2 Forensic Microbial Systems (FMS). More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293376

June 28: USDA AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts (SBEBP) Challenge Area. More:https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-sustainable-bioenergy-and-bioproducts

July 13: USDA AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area. More:https://nifa.usda.gov/node/2951

Sept. 1: NSF Plant Biotic Interactions. More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505267

Sept. 1: NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-17-005.html

Sept. 8: NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-17-006.html

Sept. 15: NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-17-007.html

Nov. 15: NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (MCB). More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503626

Week of April 17, 2017

Request for Applications: USDA AFRI Foundational Program
The USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Program FY 2017 Request for Applications is open for submissions. Letter of Intent deadlines, proposal deadlines, and maximum awards vary by program priority area. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-foundational-program

Request for Applications: USDA Crop Protection and Pest Management
The USDA FY 2017 Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Competitive Grants program supports research to develop new IPM approaches and extension to disseminate IPM knowledge and improve adoption of IPM practices. Applications are limited to one per institution for the Extension Implementation Program Area (EIP). Contact the Office of the VPR (fundingopps@iastate.edu) by April 18 to express interest in an EIP submission. There is no limit on the number of submissions to the Applied Research and Development Program Area (ARDP). Proposals are due May 9. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/crop-protection-and-pest-management

Limited Submission: USDA FSN Mobile Technology for CN Innovation Laboratory
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FSN) anticipates awarding one new cooperative agreement for up to $1.5 million to support the creation of a Mobile Technology for Child Nutrition Research Innovation Laboratory. The lab will support the development, testing, and implementation of innovative mobile technology-based solutions to improve services, effectiveness, participation, and customer satisfaction in child nutrition programs through subgrants. Submissions are limited to one per institution. Contact the Office of the VPR at fundingopps@iastate.edu by April 21 to express interest in this opportunity. The USDA deadline for Letters of Intent is May 3. More: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292955

Webinar: USDA WAMS Grant Program, April 26
The USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) supports research and extension activities that will increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. An informational webinar about the WAMS program will be held on April 26 at 2:00 pm Central Time. Details about this limited submission opportunity are forthcoming from the Office of the VPR. The USDA deadline for applications is June 8. More:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDANIFA/bulletins/192e106

April 24, May 1: United Soybean Board; various research areas. More: https://unitedsoybean.org/request-for-proposals/

May 12 (concept paper): USAID Feed the Future Partnership with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS); $10 million, alliance to strengthen the food processing sector in Africa. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293101

May 19: IDALS State Soil Conservation Committee Research and Demonstration Grant Program; $50,000 total over three years. More: http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/soilConservationCommittee.asp

May 24 (notice of intent): NASA Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - Terrestrial Hydrology. More: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={ACA5BBBD-F787-2574-8033-A63CBBF6D26F}&path=open

June 8: USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields (WAMS); $100,000, one application per institution. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/women-and-minorities-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-fields?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Aug. 28 (letter of intent): Food Specific Molecular Profiles and Biomarkers of Food and Nutrient Intake, and Dietary Exposure (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-024.html

Sept. 1: NSF-USDA Plant Biotic Interactions; $300,000 per year, up to four years. More:https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505267

Continuous: DOD Army Research Laboratory/Army Research Office Core Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research for Fiscal Years 2017 through 2022. More:http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?Action=6&Page=8

Week of April 10, 2017

Reminder: Digital Agriculture Mini-Grant Applications Due Today
The National Science Foundation’s Midwest “Big Data Spoke” project award is designed to advance Big Data management and analysis essential to sustainable global food security. One of the project objectives is to harmonize and automate big data lifecycles in plant sciences, phenomics, and genomics. To that end, a mini-grant funding opportunity is being offered to address data challenges associated with digital agriculture. Four awards per year for two years are anticipated, funding a total of eight teams with grants of up to $5,000 each. Proposals are due by April 10. More:https://www.preaward.cals.iastate.edu/event/mini-grant-funding-opportunity-digital-agriculture 

Regents Innovation Fund Grant Applications Due April 24
The Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations is accepting applications for grants to support the development of ISU innovations with commercial potential and to help ISU technology reach the marketplace. Grants of up to $50,000 per project will be awarded. Projects must show a clear commercial benefit or potential for Iowa and participation by Iowa industry(s). Interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged. A one-to-one match is required. Applications are due April 24. Contact: Kris Johansen (kajohans@iastate.edu). More: http://iastate.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=419ebafb31596f88562d55b56&id=73323291fb&e=e486415a23 

FFAR Policy Change Regarding Use of University Salary as Cash Match
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has implemented a policy change that allows university salary to be used as cash match under the following terms. Project personnel salary for level of effort on the proposed project can be offered as a cash match. General administrative staff salary cannot count toward the match as that is already in the F&A/IDC costs. Personnel should have a direct and necessary role on the proposed project. The salary must be commensurate with level of effort on the project and should be reasonable, allowable, and allocable. Proposals to FFAR require 1:1 matching funds, and all matching funds must be from non-federal sources. More:http://foundationfar.org/get-involved/become-a-partner/matching-requirements/ 

April 26 (white papers): CDC Broad Agency Announcement Applied Research to Address Emerging Public Health Priorities – Antimicrobial Resistance. More: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=779b0c74c6e49acdbb2392b642e6df48&tab=core&_cview=1

May 3 or Aug. 2 (letter of inquiry): William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants; $1 million, focus on inequality and outcomes for youth ages 5-25, contact ISU Foundation (cfr@foundation.isu.edu) to express interest. More: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants

May 5 (internal pre-proposal): William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program; early-career researchers, inequality and outcomes for youth, one submission per college, contact Roxanne Clemens (rclemens@iastate.edu) for pre-proposal guidelines. More: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/william-t-grant-scholars-program

May 15: NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering (HDR) Workshops; $100,000, supported through the NSF BIGDATA program. More:https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17065/nsf17065.pdf

May 17: USDA Special Research Grants Program Aquaculture Research; applied research, $300,000 over two years. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/special-research-grants-program-aquaculture-research

May 24: VentureWell Faculty Gants; STEM innovation and entrepreneurship; $30,000. More:https://venturewell.org/facultygrants/

June 5: NIH Research Projects to Enhance Applicability of Mammalian Models for Translational Research (R01 and Collaborative R01). More: R01 https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-245.html, Collaborative R01 https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-244.html

June 28: USDA AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area; behavioral, social, cultural, environmental factors, children ages 2 to 19 years. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-childhood-obesity-prevention-challenge

Sept. 5 (letter of intent): NIH Intensive Longitudinal Analysis of Health Behaviors: Leveraging New Technologies to Understand Health Behaviors (U01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-17-004.html 

Nov. 22: EPA-USNPS-NOAA-NASA-CDC Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge; Reduction-to-Practice Challenge, requires delivery of a written preview of the solution, followed by prototype system with supporting documentation, $60,000 prize. More:https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933927

Week of April 3, 2017

Nomination Period for 2018 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture to Open in April The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences recognizes research by a mid-career scientist (up to 20 years since completion of Ph.D.) at a U.S. institution who has made an extraordinary contribution to agriculture or to the understanding of the biology of a species fundamentally important to agriculture or food production. Applicable areas of science include plant and animal sciences, microbiology, nutrition and food science, soil science, entomology, veterinary medicine, and agricultural economics. The recipient will be awarded a medal and a $100,000 prize. The prize is endowed through gifts from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More: http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/food-and-agriculture.html

New Pilot Process Being Tested for USDA HEC Grant Applications USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is piloting a new Just In Time (JIT) process for Higher Education Challenge grant (HEC) applications. The process being piloted will explore whether a streamlined submission process will reduce the administrative burden on applicants and determine what, if any, impact it has on the efficiency of the application and award process. Under the pilot, Current and Pending support, Matching Support, Felony Tax Certification, Subcontract Statement of Work, and Subcontract Letter of Intent are not required as part of an application. The information will be required only if a project is recommended for an award. NIFA will analyze information from this pilot to determine whether to implement this approach more broadly. HEC grant applications are due May 30. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/higher-education-challenge-hec-grants-program

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research Growing Convergence Research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments. NSF seeks to highlight the value of convergence as a process for catalyzing new research directions and advancing scientific discovery and innovation. An  NSF Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 17-065) describes an initial set of opportunities to explore convergence approaches within four of the research-focused NSF Big Ideas: Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering, Navigating the New Arctic, The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution, and Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future. Convergence projects should be grounded in a compelling research challenge, and the challenge should require a novel and deep integration of expertise. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17065/nsf17065.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: I/UCRCs in Areas Related to the Internet of Things Given the projected impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) in nearly every industry, foundational precompetitive research is important to enable designs and applications that meet critical performance, security, and privacy guarantees. A recent National Science Foundation Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 17-072) encourages collaborations between industry and academe in research related to IoT specifically and, more broadly, cyber-physical systems. The aim is to establish Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRCs) that are capable of collectively addressing large-scale and cross-disciplinary challenges in the broad context of IoT. Potential areas of interest include agriculture and farming-based applications, among others. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17072/nsf17072.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

May 1: USDA NIFA Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP); $250,000. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/alfalfa-and-forage-research-program

May 1, Aug. 1 (initial inquiry): McKnight Foundation Mississippi River Program. More: https://www.mcknight.org/grant-programs/mississippi-river/how-to-apply

May 26: USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant; $200,000, 25% cost share required. More: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-cooperative-development-grant-program

May 30: USFWS White-Nose Syndrome Research Grants 2017; $35,000 to $250,000. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292912

May 30: USDA NIFA Higher Education Challenge Grants; education/teaching projects. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/higher-education-challenge-hec-grants-program

Oct. 9: Society of Toxicology - Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies; $15,000. More: http://www.toxicology.org/application/af/awards_details.aspx?id=135

Nov. 21: NIH Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-240.html

Dec. 8: NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP). More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5474

Week of March 29, 2017

Limited Submission: NSF Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications, Pre-proposals Due April 21
The Office of the VPR is accepting pre-proposals for the NSF funding opportunity, Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes). The activities of a Spoke will be guided by the following broad themes: accelerating progress towards addressing societal grand challenges relevant to the regional and national priority areas defined by the Big Data Hubs; helping automate the Big Data lifecycle; and enabling access to and spurring the use of important and valuable available data assets, including international data sets where relevant. Small (up to $500,000) and medium (up to $1 million) projects will be funded. Submissions are limited to one per institution. Internal pre-proposals are due by April 21. More: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=4f77124f06814d088987b2d131d58e02

ISU Publication Subvention Grants for Print Media and Digital Media, Proposals Due April 3
ISU Publication Subvention Grants support the publication of the scholarly writings and other worthy productions of ISU faculty and staff, and manuscripts by other individuals on topics related to the State of Iowa and the surrounding region. The primary intent of these grants is to support low-volume scholarly projects that are not expected to be commercially viable without assistance. Applications are also accepted for publication series edited by ISU faculty, staff, or centers/institutes. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for print media and up to $1,250 for digital media. Applications for the spring 2017 cycle are due April 3. More: https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/finding-funding/internal-funding-oppor...

USDA AFRI FY 2017 Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area RFA, LOIs Due May 17
The USDA FY 2017 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area combines the former Food Security and Water for Agriculture Challenge Areas. Proposals will be accepted only for integrated Coordinated Agricultural Projects (CAPs). Projects must be transdisciplinary and draw on broad multi-stakeholder input and expertise throughout proposal development. The program anticipates making seven new awards with total budgets not to exceed $5.2 million and project periods up to five years. Letters of intent (LOIs) are due May 17. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-...

North Central Soybean Research Program Seeks Proposals, Due May 22
The North Central Soybean Research Program NCSRP is seeking collaborative multi-state soybean research project renewal requests and new proposals for 2017/2018 funding. The NCSRP will fund research projects that address their goals of increasing soybean grower productivity and profitability while improving environmental stewardship. The NCSRP will fund both applied and basic research, and the communication of research results, to provide short- and long-term practical benefit to Midwestern soybean producers. An electronic copy and five original hard copies of proposals are due by May 22. Application materials are available from Jill Cornelis (cornelis@iastate.edu), Iowa Soybean Research Center.

April 14 (internal expressions of interest): NIH Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25); one application as lead institution; submit expressions of interest to fundingopps@iastate.edu. More: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=4f77124f06814d088987b2d131d58e02

May 1: USDA NIFA Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4). More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/minor-crop-pest-management-pro...

May 31: USDA NRCS 2017 Iowa Conservation Collaboration Grants. More: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ia/people/partners/?cid...

June 21: USDA AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area; mitigation strategies for antimicrobial resistance, $1.2 million over four years. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-...

July 3: American Diabetes Association (ADA) Pathway to Stop Diabetes®, $115,000 per year for up to three years, three different grant programs. More: http://www.diabetes.org/pathway/program/vision.html

Aug. 3: NSF Science, Technology, and Society (STS). More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324

Week of March 20, 2017

FFAR Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) Proposals Due May 1
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) invites consortia proposals to the Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) Program for projects that address threats to the nation’s food supply or agricultural systems. Funding of up to $150,000 per project will be made prior to an outbreak to support development of diagnostic tools, outreach, research, and other efforts to mitigate, contain, or prevent a pest or pathogen outbreak. Projects are short term (one year) and require that consortia identify 1:1 matching funds from commodity groups, industry, states, or non-governmental organizations. Proposals are due May 1. A webinar will be held on April 5 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time for a short how-to on ROAR participation and an open Q&A session. More: http://foundationfar.org/roar/

Iowa Soybean Association Research Proposals Due May 21
The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) will fund research projects that help increase soybean farmer competitiveness, especially through improved productivity and profitability while improving environmental stewardship. The ISA will fund both applied and basic research. Areas of interest include germplasm, genetics, disease and pests, weed management, nutrition management, water quality, and environmental stewardship. Proposals are due May 21. Application materials are available from Jill Cornelis (cornelis@iastate.edu), Iowa Soybean Research Center.
 

NCR-SARE Seeks Technical Committee Members to Review Proposals
The North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) seeks applications for Technical Committee members to review proposals for the NCR-SARE Research and Education grant program. Reviewers from Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin are especially needed, as is expertise in agroforestry, water quality/quantity, aquaculture, weed control, soils, urban agriculture, and innovative education and outreach practices. Reviewers should have good knowledge of sustainable agriculture systems and practices in one of the 12 states that comprise the NC-SARE region. The term for Technical Committee members is three years. More: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRrM6CbQmzhzT-NrQUacjNX3Rgeb5d6lSq4KchYRH_jmlSUQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

April 17: USDA NIFA Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/farm-business-management-and-benchmarking-fbmb-competitive-grants-program?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

April 17: American Diabetes Association (ADA) Core Research Program - Innovative Basic Science Award, $115,000 per year for up to three years. More: http://professional.diabetes.org/research-grants

April 19: Dept. of Education Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Partnership Grants; 50% cost share required. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292348

April 24 (letter of intent): NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-221.html

May 1 (pre-proposal): U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. More: http://www.uspoultry.org/research/

May 3: Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Round 19 - Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems; Phase I $100,000. More: http://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/innovations-integrated-diagnostics-systems-round-19

May 9: USDA NIFA Crop Protection and Pest Management. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/crop-protection-and-pest-management

May 31 (nomination): Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences; $3 million. More: https://breakthroughprize.org/

June 1 (Step 1 proposal): NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change. More: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={25BE6014-BFA5-5AF4-8DE6-10E43D0BA6EC}&path=init

June 15 (letter of intent): Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Research Projects, muscular dystrophies and related diseases of the neuromuscular system. More: https://www.mda.org/research/funding-opportunities

Week of March 6, 2017

Mini-Grant Funding Opportunity in Digital Agriculture
The National Science Foundation recently awarded a Midwest “Big Data Spoke” project award to investigators from the University of North Dakota, Iowa State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and Kansas State University to advance Big Data management and analysis essential to sustainable global food security. One of the project objectives is harmonizing and automating big data lifecycles in plant sciences, phenomics, and genomics. To that end, UNL and ISU are launching a mini-grant funding opportunity to address data challenges associated with digital agriculture. Four awards per year for two years are anticipated, funding a total of eight teams with grants of up to $5,000 each. Proposals are due by April 10. More: https://www.preaward.cals.iastate.edu/event/mini-grant-funding-opportunity-digital-agriculture

Mar. 15, Sept. 15 (letter of inquiry): The Eppley Foundation for Research – Support for Advanced Scientific Research; $5,000 to $20,000; medical, endangered species and ecosystems, climate change. More: http://fdnweb.org/eppley/#priorities

April 11: USDA Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SACC) - Canola; $210,000 over three years. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/supplemental-and-alternative-crops-sacc 

April 25: USDA Methyl Bromide Transition. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/methyl-bromide-transition

June 15 (pre-proposals): DOD-Air Force FY 2018 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP); $50,000 to $1.5 million. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292128

June 16 (pre-proposals): DOD-Army FY 2018 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP); $50,000 to $1.5 million. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292130

Week of February 27, 2017

Limited Submission: 2018 Beckman Scholars Program, Internal Letters of Interest Due Mar. 22
The Beckman Scholars Program supports research activities by exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students, who are studying chemistry, biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences, or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects. Research can be performed part time or full time under the guidance of a full-time faculty member. Students should be in their freshman through junior years. Submissions are limited to one per institution. Letters of Interest for ISU internal competition are due by March 22. More: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=4f77124f06814d088987b2d131d58e02

2017 Barilla YES! Research Grant Competition, Proposals Due June 28
The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) Young Earth Solutions (YES) international competition invites young Ph.D. and Postdoc researchers to submit research proposals to improve the sustainability of the food system. The 13 areas of particular interest include sustainable and healthy diets; urban food systems and policies; resilient agriculture, land use change, and agro-ecology; the nexus between climate change, energy and food; sustainable water management; and others. Participants must have a Ph.D. or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, and be a maximum of 35 years old as of Dec. 31, 2017. Three awards of €20,000 each are anticipated. Proposals are due by June 28. More: https://www.barillacfn.com/en/bcfnyes2017/

2017 NASA ROSES Research Announcement
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) funding for 2017. Awards range from under $100,000 per year for focused limited efforts, to more than $ 1 million per year for extensive activities. Fifty programs cover a range of basic and applied research and technology in space and Earth. The List of Open Program Elements links to topic descriptions and due dates. More: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=ini...

Webinars: USDA NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program
The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is hosting two webinars to discuss the application process and requirements for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Each webinar will introduce participants to the NRCS and its programs, discuss the RCPP and application requirements, and offer best practices for project applications. The webinars will take place on Mar. 22 and Apr. 5 from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Preproposals for the RCPP program are due April 21. More: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/farmb...

FFAR Seeks Expert Reviewers to Evaluate Research Proposals
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is seeking reviewers from academia, federal and state governments, industry, commodity groups, professional organizations, and other stakeholder groups to evaluate research proposals. To be considered, applicants should have the expertise in at least one of the following topic areas: agricultural water management, soil health, farm animal productivity and health, plant sciences, nutrition, food production systems, biotechnology, and socioeconomics. Reviewers will be offered honoraria. The call for experts is open without deadline. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, conflict of interest form, and a signed confidentiality/nondisclosure agreement. More: http://foundationfar.org/call-expert-reviewers/

March 28 (letter of intent): NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production; $100,000 to $1 million, 50% match required. http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291881

Mar. 27: ISU/CELT 2017-18 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Program; $1,850. More: http://www.celt.iastate.edu/faculty/programs/scholarship-of-teaching-and...

May 24: 2018 U.S. Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program; 1:1 match required. More: https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/urban-forests/ucf/nucfac

June 5: Advancing Translational and Clinical Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-127.html

Oct. 20: NSF Environmental Sustainability. More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505338

Oct. 20: Engineering of Biomedical Systems (EBMS). More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501023

Oct. 20: Nano-Biosensing. More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505340

Oct 20: Environmental Engineering. More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505332

Rolling basis: NSF Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials. More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501030

Week of February 20

ISU Council on International Programs Grant, Applications Due April 7
The ISU Council on International Programs has issued its 2018 call for proposals for projects that focus on student global experience. Grants of up to $6,000 will fund individual and group projects led by ISU faculty and staff to help expand the number of students who gain an international perspective through study abroad. The grants can be used to develop new programs or to expand existing programs. Proposals are due April 7. Contact: Penni Bryant (pabryant@iastate.edu). More: http://www.cip.studyabroad.iastate.edu/council.html

FFAR Pollinator Health Fund, Pre-proposals Due April 17;
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is requesting proposals for the Pollinator Health Fund. The fund will support research and technology development with impacts on pollinators in agricultural landscape and real-world applications to beekeeping, land management, and farming practices. Focus areas include understanding multiple interacting stressors, developing best management practices, technology transfer, and outreach and education. Pre-proposals are due April 17. A 1:1 match from non-federal funds is required. More: http://foundationfar.org/pollinator-health-fund/pollinator-health-rfp/

Limited Submission: W.M. Keck Foundation Research Programs, Pre-proposals Due May 16
The Office of Vice President for Research is accepting pre-proposals for the W.M. Keck Research Programs: Medical Science and Engineering. This program supports pioneering discoveries in science, engineering, and medical research. Awards are open to tenure track faculty in any department or discipline. Proposals should be novel in their approach, question a prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory or field. Senior and early career investigators are encouraged to apply. Grants of approximately $1 million will be awarded. More: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=4f77124f06814d088987b2d131d58e02

NIH NIAID Concept List Signals Potential Funding Opportunities
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) has released its quarterly list of approved concepts. These concepts represent early planning stages for program announcements, requests for applications, or solicitations for advisory council input. While not all concepts become initiatives, they highlight NIAID's research interests and are good topics for investigator-initiated applications. The January 2017 list includes Bioinformatics Tools to Make Data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). More: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/potential-opportunities

USDA AMS Seeks Local Food Grant Reviewers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking reviewers to evaluate grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) and the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP). Each reviewer is expected to contribute 35 to 45 hours and will serve on a three-member team. Apply to become a reviewer by March 20.

Mar. 13 (pre-proposal): NFWF Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund; $250,000 for two years, 1:1 match required. More:http://www.nfwf.org/monarch/Pages/home.aspx

Mar. 7: Research Data Alliance 2017-2018 Call for Fellows; $10,000 for up to 18 months, eligibility limited to graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers with no more than three years beyond receipt of degree. More: http://us.rd-alliance.org/2017-2018-rdaus-call-fellows

Apr. 1: USAID El Salvador Regional Coastal Biodiversity Project; $17 million for five years. More:http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291823

Apr. 5: NCR SARE Professional Development Program; $75,000 for up to 36 months. More: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291823

Apr. 12: DOD DARPA RadioBio; electromagnetic signaling in biosystems. More: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a4a233d189fe4c2c6bc...

Apr. 13: NCR SARE Graduate Student Grant Program; $12,000 for up to 36 months. More:http://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Our-Grant-Programs/Graduate-Stude...

Week of February 13, 2017

Mini-Grant Funding Opportunity in Digital Agriculture 
The National Science Foundation recently awarded a Midwest “Big Data Spoke” project award to investigators from the University of North Dakota, Iowa State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and Kansas State University to advance Big Data management and analysis essential to sustainable global food security. One of the project objectives is harmonizing and automating big data lifecycles in plant sciences, phenomics, and genomics. To that end, UNL and ISU are launching a mini-grant funding opportunity to address data challenges associated with digital agriculture. Four awards per year for two years are anticipated, with funding up to $5,000 per award. Proposals are due by April 10. More:https://www.preaward.cals.iastate.edu/event/mini-grant-funding-opportunity-digital-agriculture

USAID ASEAN Agribusiness Development, Expressions of Interest Due by Feb. 24
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) requesting expressions of interest for research, innovation, and collaboration in support of increasing access to finance for entrepreneurs and small and medium sized agribusinesses in the ASEAN region. The aim of this project is to increase productivity and profitability of businesses across agricultural value chains and to develop new agricultural technologies. Expressions of interest are due Feb. 24. More: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291695

USAID Local Innovations, Expertise, and Partnerships in Asia, Express Interest by March 3
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has released the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Harnessing Local Innovations, Expertise, And Partnerships To Solve Development Challenges In Asia. This BAA invites interested parties to seek opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical, and cost effective interventions that address development challenges in Asia. Focus areas include vulnerability of natural resources, inclusive economic growth, heath related challenges, and education. Expressions of interest are accepted until March 3. More: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291670

Webcast: DARPA RadioBio Proposers Day, Feb. 21
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office is sponsoring a Proposers Day via pre-recorded webcast to provide information about the objectives of the Broad Agency Announcement for the RidioBio program. The aim of this program is to establish whether purposeful signaling via electromagnetic waves between biological systems exists. The pre-recorded webcast will be held on Feb. 21 from 12:00 to 1.30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Advance registration is required. Following the Proposers Day, presented materials will be posted to the DARPA/DSO Opportunities website.More:https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=8d7980f7ad846f51c385f17f96cf93d2&tab=core&_cview=0

Invitation to 2017 ISU Faculty Research Day, March 21
The Office of the Vice President for Research is inviting all faculty, staff, and students to attend the 2017 ISU Faculty Research Day. Faculty from all disciplines are invited to present a poster, deliver a lightning talk, or display an exhibit. The day is an opportunity to meet new colleagues and explore connections  for research or scholarship within ISU’s interdisciplinary grand challenge research areas. The event will take place on March 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-isu-faculty-research-day-tickets-31360490070

Rolling basis (letter of inquiry): JRS Biodiversity Foundation, Africa focus, freshwater, pollinators, capacity. More:http://jrsbiodiversity.org/how-to-apply/funding-inquiries/

Mar. 10: Intel, Gov’t of India, and Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum - Real Time River Water and Air Quality Monitoring Grant-in-Aid; lead institution must be in India, U.S. partner required. More: http://iusstf.org/story/53-104-Research-Initiative-for-Real-Time-River-Water-and-Air-Quality-Monitoring.html

Mar. 29: DARPA Computational Simulation of Online Social Behavior. More: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=630267b90caaa3d346fbe01c6680b99e&tab=core&_cview=0

Apr. 15, Oct. 1 (letter of intent): Whitehall Foundation Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid; basic research in neurobiology; $225,000 for research grants, $30,000 for grant-in-aid, Contact the ISU Foundation to express interest cfr@foundation.isu.edu. More: http://www.whitehall.org/grants/

Nov. 8: VentureWell – Faculty Gants; STEM innovation and entrepreneurship; $30,000. More:https://venturewell.org/facultygrants/

Week of February 6, 2017

Limited Submission: EU-NORFACE ERA-Net Transformations to Sustainability (T2S), Due Feb. 13
The Office of the VPR is requesting expressions of interest for the Belmont Forum and EU NORFACE ERA-NET (New Opportunities for Research Funding Co-operation in Europe) Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) Programme. The programme is structured around three themes relating to transformations to sustainability: governance and institutional dimensions; economy and finance; and well-being, quality of life, identity, and social and cultural values. The U.S. funding organization is the National Science Foundation. Each consortium must be led by a PI from social sciences and must involve at least three national research teams. Contact fundingopps@iastate.edu by Feb. 13 to express interest in applying to this opportunity. More:http://www.norface.net/2017/01/19/transformations-to-sustainability-t2s-call-for-project-outline-proposals-is-now-open/

Limited Submission: NEA Art Works - Creativity Connects, Due Feb. 13
The Office of the VPR is accepting expressions of interest for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works-Creativity Connects program. This program supports collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and the following non-arts sectors: agriculture, business and economic development, science, technology, healthcare, community, education, environment, military, and transportation. Contact fundingopps@iastate.edu by Feb. 13 to express interest in applying to this opportunity. More: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/creativity-connects-projects

Webinar: NFWF Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, Feb. 13
The National Fish and Wildlife Federation (NFWF) is hosting a webinar to discuss a Monarch Butterfly funding opportunity that will be released on Feb. 8. Webinar participants will learn about the two focus areas for projects: to increase the quality, quantity, and connectivity of habitat, and to enhance outreach and organizational coordination. The webinar will take place on Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. Registration is required. More: http://www.nfwf.org/monarch/Pages/home.aspx

ISU Workshop: Finding Foundation Funding, Mar. 2
The Office of the VPR will host the workshop, Finding Foundation Funding and What to do Once You’ve Found a Match. The workshop presenters will discuss how to strategically search for foundation funding using the Foundation Directory Online, next steps to take once an opportunity is identified, and university resources available to assist with completion of a submission. The workshop will benefit faculty and staff who are interested in funding smaller projects or diversifying their funding sources. The workshop will take place on Mar. 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Ensminger Room (1204 Kildee Hall). Registration is requested. More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-foundation-funding-and-what-to-do-once-youve-found-a-match-tickets-31546482378

Continuous: John Templeton Foundation – Online Funding Inquiries for Core Funding Areas; focus areas include genetics, and science and the big questions, contact ISU Foundation cfr@foundation.isu.edu to express interest. More:https://www.templeton.org/what-we-fund/our-grantmaking-process

Mar. 1: DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) Microbiome Data Science; nonmonetary award, access to user facility. More: http://jgi.doe.gov/user-program-info/community-science-program/how-to-propose-a-csp-project/ficus-jgi-nersc/

Mar. 1: Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience; $225,000 for three years, must be within four years of receiving first tenure track appointment. More: http://www.klingfund.org/index.php

Mar. 5 (letter of intent): NIH Development of Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single Cells (STTR)(R41/R42); $150,000 Phase I, $1 million Phase II. More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-148.html

Mar. 10: USDA NIFA Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA); up to $300,000 over 36 months, K-14 grade levels. More: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/secondary-education-two-year-postsecondary-education-and-agriculture-k-12?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term

Mar. 17: EPA National Priorities: Impacts of Water Conservation on Water Quality in Premise Plumbing and Water Distribution Systems; $1.99 million per award, 25% match required. More: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/national-priorities-impacts-water-conservation-water-quality-premise-plumbing-and

Apr. 1: Tree Fund - Hyland R. Johns Grant Program; $50,000, 10% match. More: http://www.treefund.org/grants/research-grants/johns

Apr. 3 (letter of intent): DOE FY18 Joint Genome Institute (JGI) – Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL) - Collaborative Science Call; biofuels, bioproducts, plant-microbe interactions, biogeochemistry, emerging topics. More:http://jgi.doe.gov/user-program-info/community-science-program/how-to-propose-a-csp-project/emsl/

Aug. 23: NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517

Sep. 30 (concept paper): DOE Innovative Development Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS); $500,000 for 12 months. More:https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId45210635-66d2-4e12-a9ee-fb39dca1d01b

Week of January 30, 2017

Limited Submission: FFAR New Innovator Award, Nominations Due Feb. 16
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is accepting nominations for its New Innovator Food and Agriculture Research program to fund new faculty and their teams of graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. The award aims to promote career advancement for scientists who intend to make a long-term career commitment to research in food and agriculture. Two nominations are allowed per institution. The program is open to tenure-track faculty in any department or discipline hired on or after Aug. 1, 2013, and within eight years of the terminal degree. The deadline for pre-proposals for ISU's internal competition is Feb. 16. Grants of up to $100,000 per year for three years will be awarded. A 1:1 match is required. More: https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/FFAR-New-Innovator-2017-guidelines.pdf

NASA Earth Science Applications: Food Security and Agriculture, Due Feb.17
The NASA Earth Science Division is soliciting proposals to develop, implement, and manage a program of activities for Earth science applications for food security and agriculture. This call for proposals has two elements: International Food Security and Domestic Agriculture. Multi-organizational, multi-sectoral, and transdisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. Awards up to $2.9 million per year for up to five years are anticipated. Notices of Intent to propose are due Feb. 17 and proposals are due Apr. 7. More: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7B63A7CF52-FED3-6E9F-76EF-474ED200E3CC%7D&path=init

 NSF CAREER Proposals Due July 19 - 21
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards support early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department and organization. Eligible tenure-track assistant professors are invited to apply. Awards are expected to total up to $400,000 or $500,000 each, depending on the awarding NSF Directorate. Proposals are due July 19, 20, or 21, depending on the Directorate. More: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214

RFI: IARPA Detection of Genome Editing, Due Mar. 3
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information on potential tools and methods to detect organisms that have been modified using genome editing techniques in biological organisms, including viruses. IARPA requests ideas for use by the government in formulating a potential program. Responses should be submitted by Mar. 3. More: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=b3dca1854864847709a1a17fa2c4532a

ISU Workshop: NSF CAREER Awards - Best Practices and Mock Review, Mar. 7
The Office of the VPR will host an NSF CAREER Awards - Best Practices and Mock Review workshop on Mar. 7 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Union Campanile Room. Previous CAREER award winners will share their experiences from the review process and panelists will review the feedback from sample proposals. This session will be most beneficial for second- or third-year faculty who have begun to establish their research interests. Registration will open soon. More: http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/en/for_researchers/workshops__training/

Continuous: G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation – Research Grants in the Earth Sciences. Contact ISU Foundationcfr@foundation.iastate.edu to express interest. More: http://www.vetlesenfoundation.org/index.php/application-guidelines/

Feb. 28 (letter of intent): Egg Nutrition Center - Egg Nutrition Studies and Research Grants; $50,000 for pilot projects up to two years. More: http://www.eggnutritioncenter.org/grant-fellowship/#research-grant-information

Mar. 8: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Interdisciplinary Research Leaders; $350,000 for three years. Contact the ISU Foundation cfr@foundation.iastate.edu to express interest. More: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/interdisciplinary-research-leaders.html

Mar. 31: US Poultry and Egg Association - Poultry Protein and Fat Council (PPFC) Research Program. More:http://www.uspoultry.org/ppfc/ppfc_r_program.cfm

Aug. 1: Dreyfus Foundation - Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry; $120,000 for two years. More:http://dreyfus.org/awards/postdoctoral_program.shtml

Week of January 23, 2017

USDA and DOE to Issue FY17 BRDI Requests for Applications in Mid-February
The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) have issued a notice of intent to issue a joint request for applications for the Fiscal Year 17 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI). Proposals must address feedstock development, biofuels and biobased products development, and/or biofuels development analysis. The RFA will be released in mid-February. More: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId055f62fd-696e-4094-bd9b-239bed866e80

ISU Publication Subvention Grants for Print Media, Digital Media, Open Access Journals, Proposals
ISU Publication Subvention Grants are available to support the publication of the scholarly writings and other worthy productions of ISU faculty and staff, and manuscripts by other individuals on topics related to the State of Iowa and the surrounding region. The primary intent of these grants is to support low-volume scholarly projects that are not expected to be commercially viable without assistance. Applications are also accepted for series of publications edited by ISU faculty, staff, or centers/institutes. Individual grants of up to $10,000 are available for print media and up to $1,250 for digital media. The 2017 deadlines for applications are April 3 and Oct. 2. More: https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/finding-funding/internal-funding-opportunities/#publication

ISU Training: Navigating the Research Compliance Process, Jan. 25
The ISU Office of the Vice President for Research is hosting the training event, “Navigating the Research Compliance Process 101,” to provide an overview of regulations that must be followed to conduct research ethically and responsibly. Presenters for this training are Sarah Kaatz, Director of the Office for Responsible Research; Brooke Langlitz, Director of the Office for Research Integrity; Mary Sauer, ISU Attending Veterinarian; and Rob Shipley, Director of Laboratory Animal Resources. This event will be most beneficial for faculty and staff who are new to ISU or who have moved into a new lab, position, or area of research, and to new Principal Investigators. The event will take place on Jan. 25 at Memorial Union Campanile Room, from 1.30 to 3.00 p.m. Pre-registration is requested. More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-the-research-compliance-process-tickets-30936931194  

NSF RFI: Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research (NSF CI 2030). The RFI encourages researchers from all fields of science, engineering, and education to contribute their ideas concerning the exploration, development, and deployment of an advanced cyberinfrastructure for the next decade. Responses must be submitted by April 5. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17031/nsf17031.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click  

NIH: Updated Font Guidelines for Grant Applications
The National Institutes of Health (NHI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have released new font guidelines for grant applications with due dates on or after Jan. 25. Applications that do not conform to the minimum requirements listed in the new guidelines will not be considered. More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-030.html

Feb. 2: NCRCRD FY17 Multi-State Rural Development Research or Extension Projects; $25,000. More:http://ncrcrd.msu.edu/ncrcrd/grants  

Feb. 17: SBA Boots to Business (B2B): From Service to Start-up Training Program; entrepreneurship training for veterans. More:http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=boots%20to%20business  

Mar. 10: USDA NIFA Potato Breeding Research. More: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/potato-breeding-research

Mar. 10: Dept. of State U.S.-Australia Conference on 21st Century Alliances; $250,000. More:http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291335  Apr. 27 (letter of intent): NIH and USDA Food Specific Molecular Profiles and Biomarkers of Food and Nutrient Intake, and Dietary Exposure (R01). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-024.html  

May 31: USDA NRCS 2017 Iowa Conservation Collaboration Grants. More:https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ia/people/partners/?cid=nrcseprd421663   

Sept. 30 (letter of intent): NIH Novel Genomic Technology Development (R01) (R21). More: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-014.htmlhttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-015.html