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UArizona EVENTS

NOVEMBER 1-5, 2022 | In-Person | Tucson Convention Center
TENWEST Impact Festival

TENWEST Impact Festival in Tucson, Arizona helps the curious and the impassioned solve the great economic, social, cultural and environmental challenges facing our communities. TENWEST Festival is co-led by Startup Tucson and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation. Through immersive exhibitions, talks, and interactive experiences, national experts and local heroes will inspire the ideas and facilitate the connections that will empower us to act. Full Details

NOVEMBER 2, 2022 | 2:00 - 2:30p | 
NEH Fellowship Writing Group Information Meeting

Marie Teemant, Research Development Associate,& is coordinating a Writing Group to prepare applications for the 2022 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships. During the five-month program, with bi-weekly meetings, faculty will be able to explore approaches to develop competitive proposals. This will be an accountable, participatory program where faculty provide feedback to one another. There is a maximum of six faculty in the writing group that will begin in early December, depending on faculty availability. Application materials consist of a one-page description of the project that NEH Fellowship funding will be sought for, a statement of support from your department head (email OK), in addition to a brief CV (no more than five pages). The application should be submitted by November 28, 2022, through UA Competition Space. Meeting Registration and Application Submission

NOVEMBER 5, 2022 | 8:30a - 9:30a | In-Person | Marley Building
The 18th Annual Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems (RISE) Symposium

The Symposium will feature invited speakers presenting recent or on-going research on the WGEW, the SRER or other outdoor laboratories in the region. There will be time for questions from the audience, which will consist of federal agency, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) stakeholders from southern Arizona and university faculty, staff and students. The deadline for registration (as a courtesy for catering plans) is 26 October 2022. Late registrations will be accepted at the Symposium site on 05 November, 8:30 to 9:00 AM. There will be no registration fees this year, and lunch will be provided to those who register for the meeting. When registering, please ignore the fees indicated in the registration form. Registration and Full Details

NOVEMBER 8, 2022 | 7:30a - 5:00p | In-Person | Student Union Memorial Center
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Symposium

The University of Arizona and The University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC) are hosting the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to present on funding opportunities through AFOSR. Program officers and program managers from AFOSR/AFRL will participate in the symposium. The symposium will cover the following topics:
  • How to work with AFOSR
  • Life-Cycle of AFOSR Special Programs (funding opportunities)
  • How to make connections with AFOSR/AFRL program managers
  • How to pursue funding opportunities specific to AFOSR/AFRL
  • Engagement and brainstorming ideas with program managers

There will be a poster networking session, attendees are welcome to bring their posters, but must sign up in advance. Easels and foam backing boards will be provided. This is a free event. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided. Registration and Full Details

NOVEMBER 9, 2022 | 9:00a - 10:00a | 
Federal R&D Chats - Election Analysis

Join Lewis-Burke Associates' Federal Relations Experts, Reed Skaggs, Libby O’Hare, and Nick Saab for a monthly chat moderated by Research Development Services' Assistant Vice President of Research Development, Kim Patten, discussing what’s happening in DC around proposed federal investments in research, development, and infrastructure. The discussion will be followed by audience Q&A. This discussion series will continue through the academic year, taking place on the second Wednesday of the month at 9a AZ. The topic for the November 9th chat will be a discussion of the election results and impacts on federal research and development funding and priorities. Registration

NOVEMBER 15, 2022 | 12:00p - 1:00p | In-Person | McClelland Park
November CrEATe Cafe with Brach Drew

Aspiring content creators, influencers, and artists! RAs, theatre majors! Join us for lunch and leave inspired to create! UArizona student and RA Brach Drew inspires good vibes through hardship with his STAY YELLOW campaign. Come hear him speak on "climbing mountains" and how he teaches others to live every day with a healthy mindset. Brach Drew (he/they) is a yellow croc amongst a closet full of grey loafers. The status quo never fits so he uses his bubbly extroverted persona to uplift and advocate for a changed world where people like him aren't so "kookie" and "crazy". He lives by the mantra "Stay Yellow". Constructed in his early High school years, "Stay Yellow" is a challenge to actively use hardships in life to your advantage. "Stay Yellow" pushes people to live through struggles and obstacles in a way that benefits their life instead of affecting them negatively. Registration and Full Details

NOVEMBER 16, 2022 | 8:30a - 5:00p | In-Person | Pivot Point Convention Center
Desert Agriculture Research Symposium

This symposium, funded by the NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative program, is an opportunity to learn about the research needs of the desert agriculture industry, current research, and to develop partnerships with this community. Scientists will learn how to best engage with industry from experienced researchers and have opportunities to engage with potential industry partners. Funding for travel may be available, more details to follow.

Pre-Symposium Yuma Agriculture Tour-November 15 (afternoon): This afternoon tour will introduce participants to various aspects of agricultural production and processing including planting, harvesting, food safety, water use, and product processing. Participants will meet with industry members and observe and discuss agriculture in Yuma. Registration and Full Details

NOVEMBER 16, 2022 | 3:00p - 5:00p | In-Person | ECE Building
STEAM FORGE Grand Opening

In partnership with the College of Engineering, Arizona FORGE is celebrating the opening of our second campus location: STEAM FORGE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). Please join us to mark this special occasion on Wednesday, November 16th 3-5pm. Celebratory remarks from Dean David Hahn, Associate Dean Mark Van Dyke and Arizona FORGE Founding Director Brian Ellerman at 3:15pm. Lite fare and beverages served, please register by November 11th. Our campus locations are dynamic spaces where University of Arizona and community resources collaborate to offer the university community entrepreneurial education, mentoring and coaching. Working in partnership with colleges across campus, Arizona FORGE (Finding Opportunities and Resources to Grow Entrepreneurs) locations provide resources for students where they are – making entrepreneurial education accessible and relevant to their specific field of study. Registration and Full Details

NOVEMBER 18, 2022 | 9:00a - 5:30p | In-Person | ENR2
Covid, Climate Change, and Preparedness: Lessons Learned

Social and environmental systems are threatened by multiple stressors, including climate change. This workshop will address lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic that can be applied in managing future climate-driven events. Join public health and health practitioners and climate experts in identifying strategies and solutions to inform public health, climate preparedness, and resilience. Lunch will be provided. For questions please contact Amanda Leinberger. Registration and Full Details

DECEMBER 1, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00p | 
Expanding Undergraduate Research: Identifying Federal Funding to Support Student Involvement

The Undergraduate Research & Inquiry Collaborative and Research Development Services (RDS) invite you to join a discussion of how to plan for and get federal funding to support undergraduate researchers. Faculty who successfully obtained funding to support undergraduate research will share tips on designing meaningful experiences and how they secured funding. RDS staff will review some federal funding mechanisms, such as NSF REU sites and supplements, including how to apply. Finally, staff from the Office of Societal Impact and the Undergraduate Research & Inquiry Collaborative will outline resources available for designing experiences that maximize benefits for students. Registration and Full Details
ANNOUNCEMENTS

October 2022 Federal Policy and Budget Memo Digest

Policy Update: White House Highlights Bioeconomy with Launch of New Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative
The Biden Administration took its most significant steps to date towards advancing the U.S. bioeconomy by announcing a new Executive Order (EO) and holding an accompanying White House summit to launch a new National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative (NBBI). Through these efforts, the White House emphasized that biotechnology and biomanufacturing have the potential to make a significant positive impact on public health, climate change, national security, energy, agriculture, and supply chain resilience, among other areas. The NBBI aims to unite federal departments and agencies in strengthening investments in research and development in key areas of biotechnology, as well as increase domestic biomanufacturing production capacity at all scales. The Initiative emphasizes the need for improved biological data sharing, regulatory frameworks, and evaluation metrics, as well as the importance of training and supporting a diverse, skilled workforce to advance the bioeconomy. It should be noted up front that the EO does not include new funding for this topic; increased funding will need to come through the annual appropriations process.

Policy Update: White House Releases New National Security Strategy

The Biden Administration recently released the 2022 National Security Strategy (NSS). The NSS provides a north star vision of how the Administration chooses to view and address national security challenges. This NSS is notable for its repudiation of 50 years of the effects of globalization on U.S. commercial and job markets, a call for robust economic investment and industrial policy to out-compete our global adversaries, and a technical focus on shared global challenges like climate change. This unclassified version of the NSS is intended to center government, industry, and academic focus with the concept of integrated deterrence, which wields all elements of national power to shape adversary perceptions of risks and costs of action against U.S. interests.

Policy Update: Biden Administration Releases National Biodefense Strategy

The Biden Administration recently released its National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan for Countering Biological Threats, Enhancing Pandemic Preparedness, and Achieving Global Health Security (the Strategy). The Strategy highlights goals that bolster the nation’s biodefense and health security efforts through coordination with over twenty different federal agencies and partnerships with international, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector entities. These goals will assist in the detection, prevention, preparation, response, and recovery from biological incidents, which include current pandemic and endemic diseases such as COVID-19, monkeypox, polio, Ebola, and avian influenza, as well as potential future highly infectious diseases and weaponized biological agents. The Strategy outlines five goals:

  1. “Enable risk awareness and detection to inform decision-making across the biodefense enterprise;

  2. Ensure biodefense enterprise capabilities to prevent bio-incidents;

  3. Ensure biodefense enterprise preparedness to reduce the impacts of bio-incidents;

  4. Rapidly respond to limit the impacts of bio-incidents;

  5. Facilitate recovery to restore the community, the economy, and the environment after a bio-incident.”

The release of the Strategy aligns closely with the President’s $88 billion request over five years for pandemic preparedness and biodefense in the fiscal year (FY) 2023 President’s Budget Request (PBR). Pandemic preparedness and biosecurity will continue to be a top priority of the Administration, which is already implementing key actions in the Strategy with existing funding. However, additional funding is needed in the future from Congress through the yearly federal appropriations process to fully execute the goals and objectives outlined in the Strategy.

Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC has prepared a Federal Policy and Budget Memo with additional details. The UArizona research community may download the memo with a free UArizona Box account (NetID login).

Overview of Federal Funding Opportunities for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities

Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC has prepared an Overview of Federal Funding Opportunities for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities.  While not exhaustive, the overview provides information on a wide range of federal agencies and programs.  Interested investigators should check individual solicitations for details, as deadlines may quickly approach.  Further, investigators may use this document to identify relevant programs and develop proposals and strategies for federal agency engagement. Lewis-Burke is happy to discuss these programs and answer any questions. The UArizona research community may download the Overview document with a free UArizona Box account (NetID login). Full Details

Issuance of NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

NSF has issued a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Producers Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1). The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023. Significant changes include: 

  • Revisions to incorporate Research.gov as the replacement for FastLane for proposal preparation and submission.
  • Information about the use of Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) and the BAA Management System (BAAM).
  • Revisions to the certification for Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) for proposals submitted on or after July 31, 2023, which expands the training to faculty and other senior personnel as well as requires specific training mandated by the America COMPETES Act, as amended.
  • Use of Concept Outlines as a submission type and the Program Suitability and Proposal Concept Tool (ProSPCT).
  • Requirement for proposers to provide a certification regarding Safe and Inclusive Working Environments for Off-Campus and Off-Site Research.
  • Revisions to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support formats to include certifications from the individual (as required by the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act,  Section 223) regarding information being accurate, current, and complete.
  • Requirement for NSF program officers to request updated Current and Pending Support information prior to making a funding recommendation, in accordance with the NSPM-33 Implementation Guidance.
  • Requirements for use of SciENcv for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents.
  • Implementation of Build America, Buy America statutes.
  • New sections on Research Security and Scientific Integrity.

Reserachers are encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the DIAS/Policy Office at policy@nsf.gov. Full Details

Abstracts are due SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) Releases Office-Wide BAA 

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced its new Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking revolutionary research ideas in artificial intelligence (AI), cyber operations, network security, human-system interaction, and autonomy on October 26. I2O’s mission is to ensure and advance the U.S. competitive advantage in a broad range of information technologies, through “core technical foundations and the design of novel application concepts based on these foundations.” This BAA seeks ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing I2O programs or other published solicitations. Potential proposers are highly encouraged to review the current I2O programs and solicitations to avoid proposing efforts that duplicate existing activities or that are responsive to other published I2O solicitations.  I2O programs are organized into four thrust areas:

  • Proficient Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Advantage in Cyber Operations
  • Confidence in the Information Domain
  • Resilient, Adaptable, and Secure Systems:

Eligibility: All responsible sources are eligible.  Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and government entities are subject to direct competition limitations.  Full eligibility information is available in the BAA. Full Details

Want to Help Advance Geothermal Energy? Become a Merit Reviewer!

The Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) research, development, and deployment portfolio continues to grow—and, with it, its need for merit reviewers for their funding opportunities and laboratory calls. The GTO is currently seeking reviewers for their Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment funding opportunity, but also welcomes experts from across the geothermal spectrum for future reviews. Full Details

Notice of Intent: Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines 

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office and Geothermal Technologies Office, a joint Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines”. Through this FOA, EERE seeks to address gaps in domestic supply chains for lithium batteries for electric vehicles and stationary storage. The U.S. currently has limited production of lithium from domestic sources and also lacks domestic capabilities to refine materials needed to support component manufacturing – including lithium hydroxide needed for lithium battery cathode production. Geothermal brines have proven to be a sustainable resource of critical materials including lithium. Direct lithium extraction from geothermal brines represents an opportunity to produce lithium hydroxide from domestic sources in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Full Details

Proposals are due DECEMBER 20, 2022
JFSP Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcements

The interagency Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is soliciting proposals from both government and non-government entities through several formal Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcements. Topics and funding opportunities are as follows: 

  • Longevity of fuel treatment effectiveness under climate change
  • Fuels treatment effectiveness across landscapes
  • Pre-fire management actions for reducing post-fire hazards
  • Social and political factors that influence fire suppression and rehabilitation costs
  • GRIN - Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award
  • Regional Fire Science Exchange NOFO
For those involved in wildland fire science, please consider applying to advance important research and support sound decision-making on the ground. Full Details
INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

Proposals due NOVEMBER 2, 2022 | 5:00p
FY23 RII Core Facilities Pilot Program - November 2022 Deadline

The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers. 
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal. 
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Successful projects will result in student researchers with the technical skills to safely, efficiently and independently operate equipment within the core facility(ies). 

PIs should request funding commensurate with the resources necessary to complete the aims of their proposal and the rates for those resources within the relevant core facility(ies). Most awards will be capped at approximately $10,000, although well-justified projects may be awarded funding above this level. It is required that CFPP proposals and their budgets be developed with the assistance of the relevant core facility manager(s). Funding provided under the CFPP may only be spent within RII-managed core facilities. Application and Full Details. Application and Full Details

Proposals due NOVEMBER 10, 2022 | 5:00p
UArizona Fulbright Association Institutional Membership Application

The University of Arizona is an institutional member of the Fulbright Association and is allotted a number of spots for Fulbrighters who would like to be members and participate in alumni events. Applicants must have previously completed a Fulbright and be affiliated with the University of Arizona (as faculty, staff, postdoctoral associates/fellows, or students) at the time of application, and for the duration of their institutional membership. If you would like to be a part of the association at no cost to you, please apply here by Thursday, November 10, 2022, 5:00p MST. Application and Full Details

Proposals due NOVEMBER 15, 2022 | 5:00p
2022 CAPLA Grassroots Research Innovation Seed Grants

Awarded once per year, CAPLA Research Innovation Seed Grants are given to faculty proposals for scholarly work that addresses one or more of the following criteria:

  • Progresses scholarly work in the Built Environment
  • Constitutes a multi-discipline approach to the proposed work
  • Includes multiple colleges within the proposed activities
  • Includes international partners
  • Directs the research or scholarly work toward a major grant funding agency focus area
  • Directs the research or scholarly toward a corporate partner

Permitted expenditures will include travel, conferences, GAs, site visits/field trips, materials, equipment, or other expenses related to scholarly work. It is not intended this fund should replace start-up funds.A university-level peer-review committee will review all proposals and recommend funding to the Dean. The committee shall be coordinated by the Associate Dean for Research. CAPLA Research Innovation Seed Grants awardees must demonstrate a grant has resulted in at least one proposal submitted to an external funding agency before the candidate is eligible for another seed grant for another project. Application and Full Details

Application due DECEMBER 1, 2022 | 5:00p
Fund to Unequivocally Recover Research Careers after COVID-19 at the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine (FUTURRE-Careers@UArizonaCOM) Round 2

The goal of FUTURRE-Careers@UArizonaCOM is to provide support for early-stage faculty (physician-scientists and non-clinician scientists) at both the University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson (COM-T) and University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix (COM-P). This program is initiated through a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through its COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists initiative (which excludes animal research), and expanded to include additional lines of research as described below (Track 2) with matching institutional support from COM-T, COM-P, UAHS and RII.

  • Track 1: For early-career physician-researchers (assistant professors or associate professors with <1 year at the higher rank) who hold an MD, DO, or foreign equivalent degree with a minimum of 50% effort allocated to research. The recipient must conduct clinical research (see definition below). Animal research will not be funded as part of this track as per Doris Duke Charitable Foundation requirements.

  • Track 2: For all early-career researchers (assistant professors or associate professors with <4 years at the higher rank) who hold an MD, DO, PhD or foreign equivalent degree with a minimum of 30% effort allocated to research. The recipient may conduct clinical, translational or basic research. Animal research may be funded as part of this track.

Application and Full Details

Application due DECEMBER 1, 2022 | 5:00p
Making Action Possible Dashboard White Paper Grants

The Economic and Business Research Center in the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Making Action Possible (MAP) Dashboard White Paper grants. The funding will be $7,500 per grant. Proposals are welcome from all University of Arizona faculty. The Making Action Possible Dashboard stems from a partnership between the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, Pima Association of Governments, Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Sun Corridor Inc., and the University of Arizona. The Dashboard website is intended to provide the Southern Arizona community with a trusted source of information on 36 social and economic indicators that the community can use to measure progress and inspire action. As part of this effort, the Making Action Possible Dashboard Advisory Board seeks proposals from University of Arizona faculty to prepare white papers on topics relevant to one of the six categories currently featured on the website:

  • Economy
  • Education
  • Health and Social Well‐Being
  • Infrastructure
  • Quality of Place
  • Workforce and Demographics

White papers are expected to provide residents of Southern Arizona with insight into critical social and economic issues from an academic perspective. Proposals relating to the availability of low-income housing, growth of startup companies (with demographic analysis of founders), and the accessibility and equity of solar power in Tucson would be especially welcome. Application and Full Details

Proposal due DECEMBER 19, 2022 | 5:00p
New! University of Arizona Foundation, Board of Trustees- Small Grants Committee – University Strategic Priority Awards

The Small Grants Committee Award is sponsored by the University of Arizona Foundation, Board of Trustees. The Committee recognizes the importance of the university strategic priorities. For the January 2023 grant cycle the Committee is focused on supporting projects and research directly related to Pillar Two of the University’s Strategic Plan. The deadline is 11:59 on Monday, December 19, 2022. The system will not accept applications after the deadline. Proposals will be accepted from faculty at any career level within the University. Notifications of selections and/or request for clarification of information will be sent following the Committee meeting in late January. Application and Full Details

Proposals due APRIL 3, 2023 | 5:00p 
FY23 Mineral Resources Research and Innovation Initiatives - Request for Proposals

The Mineral Resources Research and Innovation Initiative is a new program from the School of Mining and Mineral Resources that provides both seed funding and strategic investments toward fundamental and/or collaborative, interdisciplinary team research and education related to significant or interdisciplinary problems in mineral resources. A total of $0.4 million is anticipated to be committed to 10-20 projects over the course of the fiscal year 2023. Funding for future years is contingent upon available funding. The program seeks to support initiatives that align with the School mission to “transform the way students, professionals, and communities work across boundaries to meet the complex challenges of economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable mineral resources.” Successful proposals will align with the School’s scope to “use education, training, research, and community outreach and engagement to encompass responsible and sustainable production and use of mineral resources including one or more of the following:

  • The entire scope of mineral resources from their natural occurrence to primary production to circular economy, including the life cycle of mining from exploration and discovery through development and production, to closure, reclamation, and repurposing,
  • And the associated technical, economic, social, and environmental aspects including public health, policy, law, supply security, and sustainability throughout the entire mining and mineral resources lifecycles.”

Initiatives proposed may be to support research, university or K-12 educational programs, or outreach activities, or a combination of these. Eligibility: University of Arizona faculty and staff; students must have faculty co-PIs. Proposals will be reviewed monthly on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Application and Full Details

ADVANCED FUNDING SEARCHES
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Pivot is a searchable database of available external funding opportunities from federal, non-federal and international sponsors in all disciplines accessible for free using your NetID. Each edition of The Current will feature four advanced funding searches by category with deadlines in the next 90 days. Researchers are encouraged to visit the sponsor’s webpage for full information regarding opportunities of interest. All active RDS created advanced funding searches are available by logging into Pivot. Learn more about using Pivot
STTR Opportunities
Young Investigator Opportunities
NSF Opportunities
NIH Opportunities
FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES

Full Proposal due NOVEMBER 10, 2022 | 5:00P
Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science (SCH)

The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is to support the development of transformative high-risk, high-reward advances in computer and information science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, behavioral and/or cognitive research to address pressing questions in the biomedical and public health communities. Transformations hinge on scientific and engineering innovations by interdisciplinary teams that develop novel methods to intuitively and intelligently collect, sense, connect, analyze and interpret data from individuals, devices and systems to enable discovery and optimize health. Solutions to these complex biomedical or public health problems demand the formation of interdisciplinary teams that are ready to address these issues, while advancing fundamental science and engineering. Full Details

Application due NOVEMBER 14, 2022 | 5:00P ET
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Regional Host Institution

The purpose of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is to encourage research and outreach designed to increase knowledge concerning agricultural production systems that:

  • Maintain and enhance the quality and productivity of the soil
  • Conserve soil, water, energy, natural resources, and fish and wildlife habitat
  • Maintain and enhance the quality of surface and ground water
  • Protect the health and safety of persons involved in the food and farm system
  • Promote the well-being of animals; and
  • Increase employment opportunities in agriculture

Applications are solicited to serve as a SARE host institution; one in each of the four regions. Full Details

Application due NOVEMBER 22, 2022 | 5:00p AOE
Foundational Integrity Research: Foundational Integrity & Social Impact Research Request for Proposals

Meta's integrity efforts are at the heart of the company's mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, because we want social technologies to be a place where people can express themselves freely, fairly, and safely around the world. In this request for proposals (RFP), Meta is offering awards to global social science researchers interested in exploring integrity issues related to social communication technologies. We will provide funding for research proposals that aim to enrich our understanding of challenges related to integrity issues on social media and social technology platforms. Our goal for these awards is to support the growth of scientific knowledge in these spaces and to contribute to a shared understanding across the broader scientific community and technology industry on how social technology companies can better address integrity issues on their platforms. Research is not restricted to focusing on Meta apps and technologies.
Full Details

Application due JANUARY 17, 2023 
Climate Smart Humanities Organizations

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Challenge Programs is accepting applications for the Climate Smart Humanities Organizations program. This program supports comprehensive assessment and strategic planning efforts by humanities organizations to mitigate physical and operational environmental impacts and adapt to a changing climate. Projects will result in climate action and adaptation planning documents or similar detailed assessments including prioritized, measurable actions and their expected outcomes. Proposals must address how strategic planning for climate change will increase the organization’s resilience and support its work in the humanities over the long term. Projects are financed through a combination of federal matching funds and gifts raised from third-party non-federal sources.
Full Details

Full Proposal due FEBRUARY 15, 2023 
NSF Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges (URoL:ASC)

Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges (URoL:ASC) will support use-inspired research that builds on knowledge from previous investments in the NSF "Big Ideas", including in the Understanding the Rules of Life program. The Big Ideas were designed to position the Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergent research (see details here). The goal of the Understanding the Rules of Life Big Idea was to develop predictive understanding of how key properties of living systems emerge from interactions of factors such as genomes, phenotypes, and evolving environments. Examples of projects that have examined some of these rules. Following from the fundamental principles revealed from these and related projects, an important goal of the current solicitation is to use the predictive capability of rules of life to address some of the greatest challenges we currently face as a society. Full Details

Full Proposal due FEBRUARY 21, 2023 
NSF Biology Integration Institutes (BII)

The Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program supports collaborative teams of researchers investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology. Integration across biological disciplines is essential if we hope to understand the diverse and ever-increasing data streams of modern biology and tackle emergent questions about living organisms and the environment. Of equal importance is the need for groundbreaking and sustainable training programs that prepare the next generations of scientists to navigate the breadth of biological sciences, training in multiple disciplines without sacrificing depth of learning or innovation. In addition, the biology community must continue to develop practices and adopt strategies that leverage rapid advances in cyberinfrastructure and other technologies to bridge and integrate across subdisciplines and make resources accessible, re-usable, and adaptable for unanticipated purposes. Full Details

Full Proposal due MARCH 2, 2023 
NSF Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT)

Through this new initiative, the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) and the newly established Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) seek to support experiential learning opportunities for individuals from diverse professional and educational backgrounds that will increase access to, and interest in, career pathways in emerging technology fields (e.g., advanced manufacturing, advanced wireless, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, quantum information science, semiconductors, and microelectronics). As NSF seeks to support the development of technologies in such fields, similar support will be needed to foster and grow a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce to contribute to such innovation. Full Details

LIMITED SUBMISSIONS PROCESS
Limited Submissions are advertised to campus through a separate newsletter. Please see the RDS Limited Submissions Table for all UPCOMING and OPEN limited submissions, deadlines, and submission process. Unless otherwise noted, internal pre-proposals are due by 5:00p AZ on the RII deadline date. Pre-proposals for all limited submissions are through UA Competition SpaceContact Research Development Services with questions.
PIVOT CURATED CATEGORIES
RDS curates ongoing lists of Pivot funding opportunities based on the broad categories below. These opportunities are anticipated to have broad interest on campus or were featured opportunities in The Current
Arts & Humanities
Honors & Awards
HSI Opportunities
Limited Submissions
Environmental Sciences
Physical Sciences | Engineering
Social Science & Law
STEM, Education, Training
Mathematics, Computational & Data Sciences
Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences
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