Weekly digest of funding opportunities & news
Research Development Services

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 | 3:00p |
Convo with Cantwell: New to You in RII

Join Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation, for a "fireside chat" to introduce the campus community to two new RII institute directors, their backgrounds and areas of expertise, their perspectives on topics relevant to their unit, and their vision for their units, and have a Q&A. Registration and Full Details

OCTOBER 6, 2022 | 2:00p - 5:30p | In-Person
4th Annual Phoenix Research Resources Open House

Join us to learn about the research support available from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Research Office and UArizona Research, Innovation & Impact! Resources and services will have tables allowing attendees an opportunity to ask questions, network and learn more. The Open House will be followed by leadership remarks from Chris Glembotski, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, Guy Reed, MD, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Michael Dake, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, and Elliott Cheu, PhD, Associate Vice President, University Research Institutes.

Phoenix Research Services 
  • Biomedical Imaging Core
  • Biostatistics and Study Design Services
  • Clinical Research Support Services
  • Flow Cytometry Core
  • Laboratory Operations
  • Molecular Discovery Core
  • Phoenix Bioscience Core
  • UArizona Health Sciences Research Administration
Tucson Research Services
  • Animal Welfare Program 
  • HIPAA Privacy Program
  • Human Subjects Protection Program
  • Office for Responsible Outside Interests
  • Research Development Services
  • Research Integrity Program 
  • Research Laboratory & Safety Services and Occupational Health
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Program
  • Sponsored Projects Services
  • Tech Launch Arizona
  • University Animal Care
Registration and Full Details

OCTOBER 28, 2022 | 8:30a - 4:00p | In-Person ENR2 S225
HSI Grants Development Institute - Registration Open!

Participants of this free in-person institute will learn about HSI-related funding opportunities, strengthen their understanding of HSI models and frameworks, and cultivate potential networks for pursuing HSI-related funding opportunities. You must be able to attend the entire day in person to register. The Institute is open to faculty, staff and post-docs. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by HSI Initiatives, Faculty Affairs and Research, Innovation and Impact. Questions? Please contact Riley McIsaac, Associate Director, HSI Grants Development at rmcisaac@arizona.eduRegistration and Full Details

NOVEMBER 16, 2022 | 8:30a - 5:00p | In-Person
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

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 | 2:00p - 3:00p EST |
Concept Outlines at NSF

As part of the draft Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (23-1), NSF is introducing the Concept Outline as a new submission type. The primary purpose of the concept outline is to ensure that the concept being proposed by the prospective Principal Investigator (PI) is appropriate for the proposal type or funding opportunity, and to help reduce the administrative burden associated with the submission of a full proposal. Attendees also will learn about Program Suitability and Proposal Concept (ProSPCT) tool which will be used for submitting and tracking Concept Outlines. Registration for this webinar is now open! contact NSF at if you require any accommodations, such as closed captioning, or if you have any logistical questions about the webinar. Registration and Full Details

Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Funding for Space-Related Preparation and Awareness for Career Equity (SPACE)

Space-related programs, projects and activities are of great importance to the economy, national security, and to understanding the Earth and Universe. NSF is poised to support the United States Space Priorities Framework by providing supplemental funding to active NSF awardees with projects at the intersection of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and space ecosystems, that aim to improve diversity in the space workforce. The promotion of this diverse set of career paths and related activities is a government wide initiative (e.g., the CHIPS and Science Act, a historic investment in the production of American-made semiconductors, the supply chain, and scientific research and technological leadership). gFor the purpose of this DCL, space-related is defined as one or more of the following:
  • Space-Direct: Programs, activities and/or projects that are used either in the space environment or directly support goods and services used in space (e.g., space vehicles, launch pads, communications, etc.).
  • Space-Enabled: Programs, activities and/or projects that require direct input from space to function (e.g., satellite telecommunications and observations, global positioning, navigation, and timing equipment, etc.).
  • Space-Research: Programs, activities, and/or projects that are associated with studying space (e.g., research and development, educational services, planetariums, observatories, etc.).

Competitive supplemental funding requests will clearly detail how the request offers a unique opportunity for preparing the space workforce of the future, are space-related, and indicate how one or both of the following goals are met:

Goal 1: Awareness - To increase the awareness of space related career opportunities in communities underrepresented in the space workforce by increasing the participation of under-engaged communities (PreK-adults), institutions (e.g., HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs and other MSIs, two-year colleges, and trade/vocational schools), and geographic regions.

Goal 2: Preparation - To increase preparation and enhance capacity throughout the nation, in support of a diverse space workforce through activities and projects that include but are not limited to faculty development, formal education, informal education, and community-based activities.

Supplemental funding requests may be submitted at any time; there is no fixed deadline date. Full Details

NSF Launches Entrepreneurial Fellowships for Engineers and Scientists

The U.S. National Science Foundation announced a new $20 million investment in Entrepreneurial Fellowships through a multi-year cooperative agreement with The Activate Fellows supported by NSF will be scientists and engineers from a variety of backgrounds and regions across the U.S. who will translate research breakthroughs to new products and services with broad societal benefits. The Entrepreneurial Fellowships will help make entrepreneurship more accessible for people in less-developed innovation ecosystems, expanding geographic diversity and increasing participation of women and others who have been traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The initiative includes three possible pathways for scientists and engineers to participate:
  • Activate Anywhere — A connected, yet not co-located, community of fellows that allows for any qualified scientist anywhere in the country to benefit from Activate fellowship support and leverage the concentrated resources of traditional innovation centers where Activate has in-residence offerings.
  • A New Activate In-residence Community — A new in-person location that expands physical communities beyond Activate's existing locations ensuring that a regional hub exists for any fellow across the country who wants to be in-residence, and to strengthen the national base of resources that any fellow across the network can leverage.
  • Pre-doctoral Translational Research Experience — A new mechanism aimed at expanding opportunities for diverse talent and overcoming racial imbalance in the science innovation ecosystem by supporting pre-doctoral scientists and engineers and exposing them to nascent science-based startups under the mentorship of Activate’s network.
Application and Full Details

Application due NOVEMBER 22, 2022
USDA Regional Food Business Centers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has released a solicitation for the new Regional Food Business Centers program.  USDA will fund six Regional Food Business Centers to assist the development of local and regional supply chains with the goal of cultivating resilient and diverse food systems. The six centers will be geographically located to serve their respective regions.  The Centers will provide three core services to small and mid-sized food and farm businesses:
  • Coordination – “The Regional Food Centers will act as regional hubs coordinating across geographic areas with USDA, other federal, state, and tribal agencies with relevant resources, regional commissions, stakeholders and the other Regional Food Centers.” 
  • Technical Assistance – “The Regional Food Centers will provide direct business technical assistance to small- and mid-sized food and farm businesses and food value and supply chain coordination.” 
  • Capacity Building – “The Regional Food Centers will provide financial assistance through business builder subawards up to $100,000 to support projects focused on regional needs and businesses that are working towards expansion and other investments.” 
The centers aim to grow and strengthen connections between rural and urban areas and allow for economic growth and opportunities across the regions they serve.  An assortment of statistics should be included with the application to show the need for a center in a specific region. Relevant statistics include information on persistent poverty, social vulnerability index, distressed community index, persistent child poverty and low employment. For more information please contact Greg Hitt or Chad Marchand, Associate, Economic Development & Community Engaged Research Development. Full Details

Administration Update: President Biden Highlights Progress on Cancer Moonshot, Including New ARPA-H Leadership

On the 60-year anniversary of President Kennedy’s moonshot speech, President Biden delivered remarks on the progress of the Cancer Moonshot and repeated his pledge to cut cancer death rates by at least 50 percent in the next 25 years. Calling on the science and medical communities as well as the private sector, President Biden stated that bold new approaches are needed in developing cancer treatments and cures, emphasizing the need to speed up the research to commercialization pipeline while making drugs more affordable. To this end, President Biden announced the appointment of Dr. Renee Wegrzyn, a current biotechnology executive and former scientist at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to lead the newly created Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). Download the Administration Update for a  summary of the key themes of the President’s speech and highlights current and upcoming opportunities for engagement on these issues. Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC will continue to provide updates on the Cancer Moonshot, ARPA-H, and other related activities in the weeks and months ahead. Please attend the monthly LBA Fireside Chat Zoom meetings for more information. Full Details

September Research Development & Grant Writing News

Research Development Services provides institutional access to the Research Development & Grant Writing News by Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC (ARFS). The UArizona research community may access each monthly newsletter with a free UArizona Box account (NetID login). Download the September edition to learn more about:
  • Where Research Begins: Choosing A Research Project in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • New NSF Opportunities for Social Scientists NSF is increasingly interested in funding research to address complex socio-technical and techno-scientific problems related to other disciplines they fund, including biology, computer science, and engineering. 
  • Review Criteria Across Funding Agencies—What New Faculty Need to Know ARFS discuss how to plan the production of multiple proposal drafts to achieve continuous improvement (reprinted from Sept. 2018 issue)
  • Editing, Revising, and Rewriting Your Proposal ARFS discusses how to plan production of multiple proposal drafts to achieve continuous improvement (reprinted from Sept. 2018 issue)
Download the September edition

NSF Releases Open Knowledge Network Roadmap report

The U.S. National Science Foundation published the Open Knowledge Network Roadmap - Powering the next data revolution report that outlines a strategy for establishing an open and accessible national resource to power 21st-century data science and next-generation artificial intelligence. Establishing such a knowledge infrastructure would integrate the diverse data needed to sustain strong economic growth, expand opportunities to engage in data analysis, and address complex national challenges such as climate change, misinformation, disruptions from pandemics, economic equity and diversity. As an essential component of a national artificial intelligence and data science infrastructure, an open knowledge network is envisioned to provide an open, inclusive, community-driven platform to support new applications and frontiers in AI and data science research, such as ensuring fairness, diversity, equity and inclusion. The report is the outcome of the "Open Knowledge Network Innovation Sprint," organized by NSF with support from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, that was held from February through June 2022. In the three years since, the program has funded nearly two dozen multidisciplinary teams across two phases to develop novel approaches, solutions and prototypes for an eventual open knowledge network. These efforts provided the context for the Innovation Sprint and contributed significantly to the Open Knowledge Network Roadmap. Full Details

RII Research Development Grants - Call for Reviewers

Research Development Services (RDS) invites faculty to serve as reviewers for internal grants, as well as pre-proposals for limited submissions (funding opportunities where the funder has limited the number of applications from an organization). Completing this form will add your details to our reviewer database, and we will contact you when a relevant opportunity arises. Volunteering as a reviewer is a great opportunity for faculty to learn more about proposal development and evaluation and support their peers through service. Faculty are crucial to RDS's review process. Contact RDS with questions. Thank you!

Submission due SEPTEMBER 21, 2022
Community Impact Award

The Indigenous Resilience Center (IRes) within the Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies at the University of Arizona, is pleased to announce its Fall 2022 Community Impact call for proposals. IRes is seeking to support the resilience of Indigenous communities through its Community Impact Award, and is issuing a call for proposals that will strengthen the IRes Mission: “Through Indigenized research frameworks/methodologies and a commitment to sustained community engagement, the Indigenous Resilience Center (IRes) honors Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination and, with Indigenous guidance, weaves Indigenous ways of knowing into co-designed environmental and social resilience solutions and trains the next generation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous environmental leaders.” IRes will award grants for projects in early Fall 2022 in the following priority areas:
  • Partnership Building: Projects focused on partnership building with tribes to collaboratively identify community-driven resilience goals and priorities.

  • Research: Projects that focus transdisciplinary research on supporting the resilience of Indigenous communities using community-based approaches and Indigenous research ethics. 

  • Teaching: Projects that teach and promote STEM or STEAM curricula that are specifically tailored towards Indigenous resilience, Indigenous knowledges, community- driven tribal research, tribal consultation, research ethics, natural resources management, traditional agriculture, Indigenous data sovereignty, tribal environmental health, or STEM or STEAM education among others.

Proposals are due SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 by 5p AZ
FY23 RII Research Development Grants - Equipment Enhancement Fund

Funding for the FY23 Equipment Enhancement Fund should align with the TRIF Initiatives:
  • Improving Health,
  • Water, Environmental, and Energy Solutions,
  • National Security Systems,
  • Space Exploration and Optical Sciences,
  • Innovative Tech for the 4th Industrial Revolution,
  • Access and Workforce Development (in well justified cases where student access and training is prioritized)

These grants are designed to add or augment research capacity through the acquisition of equipment for use by multiple investigators in shared facilities or approved university core facilities. The proposed equipment should be located in an approved UArizona Core Facility or in a shared, accessible space and should have multiple committed users from at least two departments and preferably, from at least two different colleges. Preference will be given to multi-department/multi-college equipment with a priority for equipment located in the RII Core Facilities. Equipment must add new capacity or refresh existing capacity to enable competitiveness for new, clearly identified extramural funding opportunities. RII expects to make awards depending upon competitiveness of the proposals and availability of funds. Application and Full Details

Proposals are due SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 by 5p AZ
2023 Research Development Grants - International Research Grants

Please note the updated maximum is $50,000. Designed to jump-start and quickly grow international research collaborations, applicants may request up to $50,000 to be spent on activities leading to extramural proposal submission for global research and development projects. An international collaborator and/or institution is required and must be documented in a letter of collaboration or support; those that have matching funds will be given priority. Note that only letters written on official letterhead and signed by the international collaborator(s) will fulfill this requirement; email correspondence will not be accepted as evidence of collaboration or support. We strongly encourage faculty to support undergraduate research opportunities through the IRG. Proposal preparation, submission, and processing information is available in the RII Proposal Preparation Guide (PPG) v.7. The PPG includes requirements for the project narrative and supplemental documents; it is strongly encouraged that interested applicants read the PPG in full as proposals that do not match the PPG will be returned without review. Application and Full Details

Proposals are due SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 by 5p AZ
FY23 Research Development Grants - Challenge Grants (Fall Round)

The Challenge Grant program is program focused on high-risk, high-reward research opportunities to foster new collaborations in solving our most pressing challenges. Applicants must propose transformational research instead of incremental advances. This opportunity seeds new collaborations and activities that have the potential to offer transformative advancements and engage with blue sky thinking, without institutional or implicit bias which can emerge even with the best-designed peer review process. After administrative review to confirm basic intent of the program, awards are chosen at random until funding for the program is exhausted. Note that the competition closes at 5p on September 28, 2022. Plan to submit your application before noon on September 28, 2022, to avoid technical complications. Application and Full Details

Proposals are due SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 by 5p AZ
2022 BIO5 Postdoctoral Fellowship

The BIO5 Postdoctoral Fellowship is an internal funding mechanism and recognition for outstanding postdoctoral researchers at the University of Arizona who are engaging in multi-disciplinary research projects aligned with the foci of the BIO5 Institute. These grants are specifically designed to support and enhance the independent research goals of BIO5 postdoctoral researchers, showcase their research at a BIO5 Research Symposium via short talks and/or poster sessions, and to facilitate a “forward thinking” mindset by requiring each fellow to form a three-member mentoring committee that will help in grant applications, career advice, and job talk preparations by providing funds for additional research training or experience pertinent to their current postdoctoral appointments. The following are examples of activities that are allowable for support under the BIO5 Postdoctoral Fellowship mechanism:

  • Funds to attend a professional development workshop or webinar to gain additional research training not available on campus
  • Funds to travel to another institution to learn a new research technique or approach
  • Funds to travel to a conference relevant to the postdoctoral fellow’s research
  • Funds for a research project under the primary postdoctoral mentor
Application and Full Details

Proposals are due OCTOBER 5, 2022 by 5p AZ
FY23 Eighteenth Mile TRIF Funding

Getting grant funding can seem like a marathon. Many runners “hit the wall” around the 18th mile and go no further. The purpose of the Eighteenth Mile Funding Program is to infuse support into developed yet unfunded projects in order to get them “over the goal line” and secure funding from an outside sponsor. Projects must relate to the TRIF initiative in Innovative Technologies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IT4IR), which includes the following Focus Areas:

  • Internet of Things
  • Data Sciences
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence
Application and Full Details

Proposals are due OCTOBER 5, 2022 by 5p AZ
FY23 Research Development Grants - Workshop Support Grants October 2022 Deadline

RII supports workshops that bring experts together to discuss recent research or education findings in order to support the long-term planning of interdisciplinary, team science programs. Ultimately, these workshops should enable the future submission of a high-quality and relevant research proposal to an external sponsor. RII is particularly interested in funding workshops to further the UArizona’s Strategic Plan. Shared support by partner institutions is encouraged. A workshop proposal should generally be submitted at six months in advance of the scheduled date, although in well justified circumstances workshops may be held earlier. Workshops must be accessible and welcoming to diverse audiences (see the UArizona DRC event planning guidance). Please note that the maximum requested amount has increased to $25,000. Application and Full Details

Proposals are due OCTOBER 19, 2022 by 12p AZ
Provost's Investment Fund

The Provost Investment Fund (PIF) has $1 million available to be awarded for the fall 2022 competitive cycle. The Office of the Provost is seeking proposals from faculty and staff that are innovative and aspirational, and have goals that are explicitly aligned with the University's Strategic Plan and the following institutional priorities:
  • Increasing students’ success, graduation, and retention, especially for groups underrepresented within the relevant disciplines.
  • Promoting growth and opportunities to generate new revenue for the institution.
  • Expanding student experiential learning.
  • Enhancing research capacity.
  • Promoting diversity and inclusion.
Funding requests can range from $15,000 to $100,000 per year for a maximum of two years. The initiative is expected to be financially sustainable through the generation of new resources or the reallocation of other resources after the PIF funding period. Please submit proposals online through Arizona Cultivate no later than noon, Wednesday, Oct. 19. The system will not accept applications after the deadline. Insights and expertise of anyone interested in serving on the PIF Review Committee are welcomed. Anyone wanting to submit their name for consideration, please complete the Intake Form by Friday, September 16. Those who are selected to serve on the committee will receive $250 in operational support.

Applications are due OCTOBER 31, 2022
UACC Within Reach Program Pilot 2022

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is soliciting applications for its Within Reach Program competition. These one-year grants are to support cancer-focused grants that have received a grant score close to the funding range with the end goal of resubmission of a highly responsive and competitive application. Funds will be awarded to PIs who are productive, based on years in rank, have a strong plan for addressing reviewer concerns and a timeline for submission of the revised application no later than October 2022. These awards are intended to enable investigator(s) to resubmit an application to achieve external funding, preferably from NCI. Application and Full Details

Proposals are due NOVEMBER 1, 2022 by 5p AZ
RII - George H. Davis Travel Fellowship Fall 2022

This is a stand-alone solicitation, the RII Proposal Preparation Guide does not apply to this opportunity. The application contains the following required sections:

  • Proposal request under 1,000 words (text box upload)
  • Updated short CV (maximum of five-pages, PDF upload)
  • Budget and justification (Excel upload)
  • Documentation of invitation (PDF upload), letter from the organizer preferred
  • Letter of recommendation, preferred from department head (PDF upload)

In 2009, the University of Arizona Foundation established this fellowship in honor of George H. Davis, Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Arizona from 2000 to 2007. The fellowship defrays costs associated with invited participation in prestigious national or international conferences, lectureships, exhibitions, and the like. It is intended to increase visibility and networking opportunities and to provide timely recognition in research, scholarship, and creative activities. Up to $2,500 may be requested. Funds can be used for travel, accommodations, and scholarly preparation of products emanating from the experience. The fellowship is open to tenure-eligible faculty within their first four years at the University of Arizona, in any field. Within one month of the award's end date, the PI must submit a final report via UA Competition Space. This report will describe the proposed activity and any outcomes associated with the investigator's research, scholarship, and creative activities. Reports will be entered into text-boxes. Application and Full Details

Proposals are due NOVEMBER 2, 2022 by 5p AZ
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 are due APRIL 3, 2023 by 5p AZ
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

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
Department of Defense Opportunities
Fellowships Opportunities
Foundations Opportunities
Postdoctoral Opportunities

Application due OCTOBER 28, 2022 
ROSES 2022: Carbon Monitoring System: Continuing Prototype Product Development

The NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) is a forward-looking initiative designed to make significant contributions to characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources, sinks, and fluxes through improved monitoring of terrestrial and aquatic carbon stocks and fluxes. This program element solicits investigations that will advance products toward the CMS end goal: development of prototype carbon monitoring systems from an Earth’s system perspective. Areas of interest include terrestrial, atmospheric, and aquatic realms. Proposal emphasis must be directed toward continued development of the established CMS pilot studies, synergistic advancements from past CMS activities, as well as acquisition, quantification, and development of prototype CMS system capabilities that can improve existing and develop new data products toward achieving the levels of precision and accuracy required by current carbon trading activities. Successful applicants will also become NASA CMS Science Team (ST) members. Full Details

Application due NOVEMBER 9, 2022 
Enhance Aquifer Recharge Performance and Potential Risk in Different Regional and Hydrogeologic Settings

One of the high-priority research areas identified by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) and the National Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) is to establish best practices for enhanced aquifer recharge including the use of impaired sources of water. Under the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act, the responsibility for ensuring public water systems provide safe drinking water is divided among EPA, states, tribal nations, water systems and the public. The WRAP was developed in collaboration with federal, state, tribal, local, and water sector partners to build technical, financial, and institutional capacity for communities to drive progress on water reuse practices. The Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program’s goal is to stimulate and support scientific and engineering research that advances EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. Full Details

Full Proposal due NOVEMBER 15, 2022 
Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC): Expanding Understanding and Improving Predictions of Life on a Warming Planet

This solicitation calls for proposals that integrate the study of genomic, physiological, structural, developmental, neural, or behavioral mechanisms of organismal response to climate change (ORCC) with eco-evolutionary approaches to better manage the effects of a rapidly changing climate on earth's living systems. Specific areas of emphasis include but are not limited to: integrating physiology and genomics into the next generation of species distribution models; mechanistic understanding of plastic responses to climate change; functional genomics of organismal response to climate change; the role biological interactions play in organismal responses to climate change; and improving our ability to predict how organisms will respond to climate change and the consequences these responses will have across biological scales. Proposals to the ORCC Solicitation are encouraged that build on NSF's investment in growing convergence research by developing integrative, cross-disciplinary approaches that examine the organismal mechanisms that underlie adaptive and maladaptive responses to environmental factors associated with climate change, how these responses affect fitness in changing and/or novel climates, and the genetic and evolutionary processes through which these traits originate, persist, and are transmitted across generations. Full Details

Application due DECEMBER 9, 2022 
Small Surface Water and Groundwater Storage Projects

The U.S. Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, administers the Small Surface and Groundwater Storage Program (Small Storage Program) to promote Federal assistance to enhance water storage opportunities for future generations in support of the Department’s priorities. Reclamation leverages Federal and non-Federal funding to support stakeholder efforts to stretch scarce water supplies and avoid conflicts over water. Surface water and groundwater storage are essential tools in stretching the limited water supplies in the Western United States. Water storage projects enhance and make more reliable municipal and irrigation water supplies as well as provide opportunities to enhance groundwater management abilities and to provide water quality improvements and ecosystem benefits. These projects will provide Western communities with new sources of water and increase water management flexibility, making water supply more reliable. The objective of this NOFO is to invite sponsors of small surface water and groundwater storage projects (projects) to request cost-shared funding for the planning, design, and/or construction of those projects. Full Details

Proposal due DECEMBER 13, 2022
University Research and Engagement Program (UREP)

The University Research and Engagement Program (UREP) was designed to engage institutions of higher education through the facilitation of Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) research that leads to the continued advancement of the U.S. Department of the Air Force and United States Space Force (USSF). UREP aims to provide undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows with authentic research opportunities to stimulate interest and improve retention in STEM careers within AFRL. UREP funding opportunities will focus on specific areas of research pertinent to the AFRL mission and may change each year. Colleges and universities interested in pursuing this opportunity should propose innovative solutions to address the critical research needs of the Air Force and Space Force. Full Details

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.
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