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Research Development Services

OCTOBER 6, 2022 | 2:00p - 5:30p | In-Person | HSEB C206
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, Ph.D., 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, Ph.D., 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 19, 2022 | 9:00a - 10:00a |
International Coordination Group (ICG)

Join the International Coordination Group (ICG) meeting for a monthly opportunity to engage virtually with your colleagues across UArizona about global engagement and international research. ICG meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month of the academic year, 9:00-10:00a (except for December and May). UArizona faculty, staff, postdocs, and students are welcome and encouraged to register for the monthly Zoom ICG meeting. You only need to register once to receive a link to attend any/all of the ICG meetings.
  • October 19 - International Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Stephanie Russo Carroll, Assistant Professor, Public Health and American Indian Studies & Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

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

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 1-5, 2022 | 5:00p | 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 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 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

Proposals are due OCTOBER 14, 2022 by 5p AZ
New! Apply to Speak or Bring Your Project to the SXSW23 UArizona Wonder House

For four days at the beginning of the biggest creative, tech, social conference and festival in the U.S., March 11-14, 2023, the University of Arizona will create an immersive place of “Wonder” to showcase our most forward-looking work from all disciplines. We are seeking proposals to inspire audiences with stories and experiences focused on resilience and interconnectivity, across space, time, and disciplines.

We will transform the restaurant, Café Blue, directly across from registration in the Austin Convention Center, to create a fully immersive mini-festival within SXSW, transporting the festival-goer to the beauty of Tucson and the brilliance of the University of Arizona. Attendees will be guided through a variety of interactive experiences lighting up all five senses,in a way that is authentic to the University of Arizona-Tucson experience. Speaking examples include individual presentations, fireside chats, workshops, and panel discussions in an informal and informative conversational style (40 minutes max). Project examples may include performance, installations, VR/AR/XR, responsive pieces (digital and 3D), and guided and self-guided experiences –all while providing a smart, fun oasis in the chaos that is SXSW. For your reference, see for Wonder House 2022 presentations and projects.

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Applications due October 14, 2022:

White Paper due NOVEMBER 1, 2022
AFRL ML-RCP Project Opportunity Announcement

The AFRL Minority Leaders Research Collaboration Program (ML-RCP) has released 26 Project Opportunity Announcements (POAs), with a November 1, 2022 deadline.
  • POA-23-RY-001: Machine Learned RF Waveforms
  • POA-23-RY-002: Rapid Geolocation of RF Emitters with Machine-learning
  • POA-23-RY-003: Data Mining of Analyst Processes for Task Automation
  • POA-23-RY-004: Radar Association and Disambiguation using Graph Neural Network Link Prediction
  • POA-23-RY-005: Low Latency Wideband RF Signal Generation and Analysis Architecture for Closed-Loop Hardware-in-the-Loop (HITL) Simulators
  • POA-23-RY-006: Polyglot Solver for Two Parsers
  • POA-23-RY-007: Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Library
  • POA-23-RY-008: Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Trust
  • POA-23-RY-009: Space Based Signals of Opportunity (SoOP)
  • POA-23-RY-010: Terrestrial Based Signals of Opportunity (SoOP)
  • POA-23-RY-011: AI/ML Geolocation of Ground-Based Laser Threats
  • POA-23-RY-012: Radar Behavior via Natural Language Processing Techniques
  • POA-23-RQ-001: Meta-materials for Structural Applications
  • POA-23-RQ-002: Multidisciplinary nonlinear time-spectral methods for air vehicle design
  • POA-23-RQ-003: Goal-oriented adaptive methods for air vehicle design
  • POA-23-RQ-004: Extending the Tractability of Large-Eddy Simulation for High Reynolds-Number Flows
  • POA-23-RQ-005: Analysis and Development of Inlet Systems for Gas Turbine Engines
  • POA-23-RQ-006: Analytic Sensitivities and Machine Learning applied to Uncertainty Quantification for Multidisciplinary Systems Analysis & Design Optimization
  • POA-23-RQ-007: Advanced Structural Concepts for lighter and low cost Aircrafts
  • POA-23-RQ-008: Innovative Active Flow Control for Aircraft Aerodynamics Enhancement
  • POA-23-RQ-009: Enhanced Optical Flow Diagnostics / Minimization of Particle Seeding
  • POA-23-RQ-010: Aerothermoelastic Analysis Methodologies for Aircraft Design
  • POA-23-RQ-011: Multi-Fidelity Analysis Methods for Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • POA-23-RQ-012: High-Frequency Load Measurements of Slender Bodies in Unsteady Flow Fields
  • POA-23-RQ-013: Weapons Bay Shear Layer Physics Quantified with High Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • POA-23-RQ-014: CO2 Zeotropes Enabling Advanced Transcritical Thermal Cycles for High-Speed Systems
Please prepare any white papers submitted against these POAs using the white paper guidance and template. If you have any questions, please visit the FAQ or email Please contact Cody Nicholls, Research Development Associate, National Security Programs, Research Development Services, for more information.

Application due FEBRUARY 2, 2023
NEH Announces New Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities Program

The Office of Digital Humanities within the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is now accepting applications for a new program, Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (DOT). The DOT program supports research exploring the relationship between technology and society, particularly research on current social and cultural issues. Humanistic research projects may address a wide range of issues impacting society, such as:
  • climate change
  • racial justice
  • social media, disinformation, and the democratic process
  • medical technologies
  • wealth inequality
  • data privacy and ethics of algorithms
  • cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens (NFTs)
  • supply chains and infrastructure
  • educational technologies
  • streaming economy (e.g., music, television, film)
The program has two separate funding categories, projects led by an individual researcher and projects led by collaborative teams. Projects led by an individual researcher will be led by a single project director that has an institutional affiliation who will set the research agenda. Projects led by collaborative teams will be led by two or more project directors each contributing to the research agenda. Full Details

Responses due NOVEMBER 14, 2023
NIH OBSSR Requesting Comments on Draft Priorities for 2023-2028 Strategic Plan

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a Request for Information aiming to gather stakeholder feedback on the draft priorities and strategic objectives for the Office in their 2023-2028 Strategic Plan. These draft priorities are the result of an evaluation of the previous strategic plan, a previous Request for Information, and multiple listening sessions with internal and external NIH stakeholders. The draft strategic plan provides a framework with three major scientific priorities which each carry their own objectives:
  • Improve the synergy between basic behavioral and social sciences research and research testing approaches to improve health outcomes;
  • Enhance and promote research measures, methods, and infrastructure needed to support an integrated and more cumulative approach to behavioral and social sciences research; and
  • Accelerate sustained adoption of behavioral and social sciences research findings in practice.
The strategic plan also provides a list of cross-cutting themes that will be considered throughout the strategic plan:
  • Integration of BSSR across NIH Research;
  • Science of Science;
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility; and
  • Training and Capacity Building
Comments will be accepted through November 14, 2022. Instructions on submitting a response are available in the Request for 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

EDGE Learning - For Researchers

EDGE Learning is the University of Arizona’s Learning Management System. The goal is to deliver quality training & professional development activities for all UArizona employees & students. Whether you are looking for compliance-based trainings or professional development to help facilitate your professional growth, EDGE Learning has it all. A tile "For Researchers" is located on the right side of the EDGE home page. Menu links list courses available for Research Compliance, Responsible Conduct of Research, Research Development and Administration, and Innovation and Impact. Full Details

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 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

Deadline extended to OCTOBER 7, 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
The deadline to apply has been extended until October 7, 2022 by 5p AZApplication 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 NOVEMBER 10, 2022 by 5p AZ
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, at 5:00 pm MST. 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

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Application opens OCTOBER 24, 2022
Google Research Scholar Program

The Research Scholar Program aims to support early-career professors who are pursuing research in fields relevant to Google. The Research Scholar Program provides unrestricted gifts to support research at institutions around the world, and is focused on funding world-class research conducted by early-career professors. It is our hope that this program will help develop collaborations with new professors and encourage the formation of long-term relationships. Proposals are selected through an internal review process. Applicants will be notified of their proposal status within four months of the initial submission. We ask applicants to categorize their proposals into one of the areas of interest to Google in Computer Science and related fields. Full Details

Full Proposal due NOVEMBER 15, 2022
NSF Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation for the Astronomical Sciences (ATI)

The Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation for the Astronomical Sciences (ATI) program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for the development of new technologies and instrumentation for use in ground-based astronomy and astrophysics. The program supports achieving the science objectives of the Division of Astronomical Sciences. The development of innovative, potentially transformative, technologies and instruments are sought, even at high technical risk. Supported categories include (but are not limited to): advanced technology development, concept feasibility studies, and specialized instrumentation to enable new observations that are difficult or impossible to obtain with existing means. Proposals may include hardware and/or software development and/or analysis to enable new types of astronomical observations. Access to the ATI supported technology and instrumentation development efforts by the US astronomical community is viewed as an important metric of success. An annual Principal Investigators meeting is planned to disseminate information between the funded research efforts. Full Details

Application due NOVEMBER 30, 2022
DOI Desalination and Water Purification Research Program: Research Projects

The United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation’s Desalination and Water Purification Research Program (DWPR) works with Reclamation researchers and partners to develop innovative, cost-effective, and technologically efficient ways to desalinate or treat water. This NOFO’s objective is to invite private industry, universities, water utilities, and other research sponsors to submit applications that address DWPR program goals and objectives through laboratory or pilot scale studies. DWPR’s goal is to increase water supplies by reducing the cost, energy consumption, and environmental impacts of treating impaired and otherwise unusable waters. Full Details

Proposal due DECEMBER 16, 2022
Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI)

The Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) program seeks to enable funding opportunities that are flexible and responsive to the evolving and emerging needs in cyberinfrastructure (CI). The program continues to emphasize integrated CI services, quantitative metrics with targets for delivery and usage of these services, and community creation.
The CSSI program anticipates three classes of awards:

  • Elements: These awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust services for which there is a demonstrated need, and that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering.
  • Framework Implementations: These awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of services aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering, and resulting in a sustainable community framework providing CI services to a diverse community or communities.
  • Transition to Sustainability: These awards target groups who would like to execute a well-defined sustainability plan for existing CI with demonstrated impact in one or more areas of science and engineering supported by NSF. The sustainability plan should enable new avenues of support for the long-term sustained impact of the CI.

NSF support for projects funded via CSSI Elements and Frameworks awards, or its predecessor programs, is intended to be of finite duration, limited to no more than 10 years. If appropriate for transition to sustainability, teams may request further one-time support through the “Transition to Sustainability” class of awards. Full Details

Application due JANUARY 13, 2023
AGRI Urban Agriculture Grant

The AGRI Urban Agriculture Grant Program encourages urban youth agricultural education and urban agriculture community development within city limits of urban or peri-urban areas. Grants help organizations and communities obtain the materials and services necessary to successfully promote urban youth agricultural education and urban agriculture community development. Eligible grant projects include the purchase and installation of equipment; capital expenditures (costs incurred to make physical improvements to or construct a facility); and/or dedicated staff contractor time. Projects must be located in or serve communities that meet one of the following criteria:

  • Cities with a population over 10,000
  • Cities with a population between 5,000 and 10,000, where at least ten percent of the population is living at or below 200 percent of the poverty line and/or at least ten percent of the population is comprised of people of color and/or Native American tribal community members as determined by the United States Census Bureau
  • Located within the boundaries of federally recognized tribal land and serving tribal community members, regardless of population size.
You'll find a list of eligible cities and tribal areas in the Request for Proposals. Full Details

Full Proposal due JANUARY 17, 2023
NSF Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity)

This solicitation aligns with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) long-standing investments in the development of a diverse and well-prepared public and workforce. The NSF Strategic Plan focuses on ensuring that U.S. research is an inclusive enterprise that benefits from the talent of all sectors of American society.n ongoing efforts to address these disparities, NSF EHR seeks to support bold, groundbreaking, and potentially transformative projects that contribute to advancing racial equity in STEM education and workforce development through practice and/or fundamental or applied research. Collectively, proposals funded by this solicitation will:

  • substantively contribute to institutionalizing effective research-based practices, policies, and outcomes in STEM environments for those who experience inequities caused by systemic racism and the broader community
  • advance scholarship and promote racial equity in STEM in ways that expand the array of epistemologies, perspectives, ideas, theoretical and methodological approaches that NSF funds
  • further diversify project leadership (PIs and co-PIs) and institutions funded by NSF
Each proposal should include a rigorous plan to generate knowledge and/or evidence-based practice via fundamental or applied research. Full Details

Application due FEBRUARY 5, 2023
Music and Health: Understanding And Developing Music Medicine (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This FOA is intended to:

  • increase our understanding of how music affects the brain when it is used therapeutically
  • use that knowledge to better develop evidence-based music interventions to enhance health or treat specific diseases and disorders.
Music has a unique and remarkable ability to ameliorate the symptoms of a broad range of disorders that occur throughout the lifespan, deliver palliative care during serious advanced illness, improve recovery from a variety of neurological disorders, and improve health throughout all our lives. Music can clearly act as an effective medicine, but its means of action are poorly understood. This PAR proposes to build upon basic and applied research demonstrating the novel benefits of music on improving health. All proposed projects should have the potential to enhance human health and well-being in healthy individuals and/or improve the health of individuals with many relevant diseases and disorders. Full Details

Application due JUNE 14, 2023
Funding Opportunity: DARPA DSO Office Wide BAA

This summer the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Defense Sciences Office(DARPA DSO) released a new annual broad agency announcement (BAA) which includes changes to its interest areas. The new interest areas include:

  • Novel Materials & Structures;
  • Sensing & Measurement;
  • Computation & Processing;
  • Enabling Operations;
  • Collective Intelligence; and
  • Global Change

While DSO retains their interests in AI, quantum, sensing, modeling of complex systems, supply chains, environmental resilience and security, and anticipating surprise, they’ve been realigned to fit within these new thrusts. New topics of interest include atomic-scale systems, space-based operations, raw material availability, and environmental catastrophes. In addition, DSO has added their Countering Foreign Influence Program to the BAA, in line with DARPA’s rollout of the program across its offices. Proposers may be able to participate in DARPA’s Embedded Entrepreneurship Initiative if awarded. Executive summaries, abstracts, and full proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 14, 2023, at 4:00p ET. Specific topics included in the new interest areas can be found in the full BAA on under funding opportunity number “HR001122S0041.” Additionally, DSO holds an annual discover day each summer to provide proposers with best practices to engage with DSO. For more information, please contact:

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