Week of April 23, 2018
May 7 (letter of intent): U.S. FDA Enhancing Innovations in Emerging Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing of Complex Biologic Products (R01).
May 17: U.S. Dept. of HHS - Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe) Accelerator Network; minimum 50/50 cost sharing required.
May 17 (concept note): NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Rules of Life (RoL): Design and Engineering of Synthetic Cells and Cell Components (DESYN-C3).
May 28 (letter of intent): NIH Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25).
May 31 (internal pre-proposals due): Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation – Mallinckrodt Grants, limited submission, eligible applicants are in first to fourth year of a tenure-track position, contact Sue Shipitalo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
June 7: USDA NIFA Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program.
June 20: USDA NIFA Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP).
June 29 (pre-proposal): Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (CDRE).
Sept. 30: USFWS White-Nose Syndrome Research Grants FY 2018; $35,000 to $300,000, proposals evaluated monthly.
Dec. 4: NSF Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) - Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP).
Week of April 16, 2018
Funding for Biotech-Related Conferences and Speakers, Due April 30
The Office of Biotechnology is providing funds for biotechnology-related conferences, symposia, or workshops (up to $2,000) and for seminar or individual speakers (up to $500) at events held on campus or in Ames. Events must be organized by Iowa State faculty. Applications for events that occur between July 1 and Dec. 31 are due April 30. More
USAID RFI - Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania
The USAID Mission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is requesting information to inform an upcoming natural resources management project designed to strengthen landscape scale conservation in the western geographical landscape of Tanzania and to seek information from interested organizations. If the Mission determines to proceed with the funding opportunity, a five-year activity under a Cooperative Agreement award is anticipated through an open competition, subject to availability of funds. More
May 15: National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Proposals; includes Water, People & Ecosystems and Social and Environmental Dimensions of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus.
Oct. 17: NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Catalyzing Rapid Creation of New Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) with a Direct Submission Option for Phase I Centers.
Aug. 22: NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites and Supplements.
Fall deadlines vary by program: NSF Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E).
Nov. 21: NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID).
Week of April 9, 2018
Limited Submission: USAID FtF Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research
USAID is seeking applications to launch a new Feed the Future (FtF) Innovation Lab focused on legume systems research and capacity development at the smallholder and food systems levels. The FtF Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research will be a five-year Leader With Associates cooperative agreement, awarded to a U.S. university to develop a global portfolio of legume systems research-for-development activities. The Leader Award will be $13.6 million with $21.4 million in potential additional funding. Submissions are limited to one per institution. Individuals who are interested in this opportunity should email email@example.com no later than April 12. More
North Central Soybean Research Program Applications Due May 25
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. Proposals are due by May 22. Application materials are available from Jill Cornelis (firstname.lastname@example.org, 294-7318), Iowa Soybean Research Center.
Iowa Soybean Association Research Proposals Due May 25
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, breeding, disease and pests, weed management, nutrient management, and production practices for productivity and environmental stewardship, including digital agriculture. Proposals are due May 25. Application materials are available from Jill Cornelis (email@example.com, 294-7318), Iowa Soybean Research Center.
April 16 (white paper): CDC Advanced and Innovative Solutions to Improve Public Health BAA, includes call for innovative proposals on AMR.
April 18 (Stage 1 Application): Aetna Foundation – 2018 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program; up to $100,000, contact ISU Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org).
May 5 (letter of intent): NIH Age-related Microbiota Changes and their Implications in Chronic Disease Prevention, Treatment and Progression (R01).
May 17: USDA NIFA Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research.
May 23: NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Long-term Reuse of Scientific Data; EAGER and conference proposals.
June 14: Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation - BCFN Yes! Young Earth Solutions Research Grant; €20,000, applicants must be pursuing or have completed Ph.D. degree, and are/have enrolled in Ph.D. program on or after Jan. 1, 2012 are eligible.
July 2: NSF: Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce (AD).
July 2: STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C).
Week of April 2, 2018
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research
Research relying on convergence is needed to solve complex scientific and engineering problems that require integrating knowledge, methods, and expertise from different disciplines and forming novel frameworks to catalyze scientific discovery and innovation. NSF identifies convergence research as having two primary characteristics: research driven by a specific and compelling problem and deep integration across disciplines. Interested researchers who would like to compete for FY 2018 and FY 2019 funding must submit a prospectus describing a new area of research and an exploratory research project within it. A prospectus may be submitted at any time to help NSF identify new areas of research that require convergence, but to be considered for FY 2018 support, the prospectus must be submitted by May 1. For FY 2019 funding, a prospectus must be submitted by October 15. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18058/nsf18058.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Iowa Nutrient Research Center Request for Proposals
Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University is requesting proposals from faculty and staff at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa to address nitrogen and phosphorus nutrient losses to surface waters. Proposals must address the legislation-defined purpose of the center and are due by April 30. For application information, contact Hongwei Xin (515-294-4240, email@example.com) or Malcolm Robertson (515-294-2490, firstname.lastname@example.org).
FFAR Virtual Briefing April 5
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) Executive Director Dr. Sally Rockey will present an update on the Foundation's progress to date including a review of programs launched in 2017 and new programs and priorities for 2017. Learn more about how FFAR joins with co-funders to support innovative research and development that advances agriculture. The presentation will be followed by an open Q&A. The briefing is scheduled for April 5 at 12:00 p.m. A recording of the briefing will be available on-line. Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef7t2ee0648f2366&oseq=&c=23e5f450-edc2-11e6-ae29-d4ae5292c36f&ch=24845730-edc2-11e6-af03-d4ae5292c36f
May 11 (letter of intent): NIH and USDA NIFA - 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-18-727.html
May 29: USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for FY 2018 – Iowa; $75,000; 1:1 matching funds required. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302400
May 30: Migratory Bird Joint Ventures Midwest Region - FY2018; science-based bird conservation projects in the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes (UMRGLJV) Joint Venture region; up to $50,000, 1:1 matching funds required. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302379
May 30: USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research; $13.6 million Leader Award and $21.4 million potential additional funding, one application per institution. More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302334
March 28 (expressions of interest): Feed the Future Global Food Security Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). More: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302337