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

Marie Teemant, Research Development Associate, will be 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. Applications to participate will open soon. Until then, you can register for the upcoming informational meeting. 

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. Space is filling quickly - please register soon to attend. 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 18, 2022 | 9:00a - 5:30p | ENR2 | In-Person 
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

Department of Navy Releases Two Long Range Broad Agency Announcements

Navy Research Lab Long Range Broad BAA for Basic and Applied Research: 

  • As the Navy’s corporate laboratory, the Navy Research Lab (NRL) conducts multidisciplinary scientific research and advanced development in furtherance of maritime, oceanic and space related materials, techniques, equipment systems and technologies. While mostly unchanged since last year’s solicitation, NRL has made updates to its Mathematical Foundations of High Assurance Computing areas and has added directed energy to its Electromagnetic Techniques and Technology Research and Development area. All responsible sources from academia, industry and the research community worldwide may submit proposals under this BAA. White papers may be submitted through October 2, 2023, whereas formal proposals are by invitation only. The full announcement can be viewed here.

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology:

  • The Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), in conjunction with the ONR Global (ONRG) and the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL), released their Initial Announcement for the annual Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology projects. Specifically, ONR is seeking S&T proposals with potential for advancing and improving Navy and Marine Corps operations. This announcement also seeks to incorporate the missions of ONRG and MCWL in the selection of meritorious research investments across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines. Proposals may be submitted through September 30, 2023. The full announcement can be viewed here.

 For more information, please contact:

NOVEMBER 14-17, 2022
Fall 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference

Save the Date! Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Fall 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference, to be held during the week of November 14 – 17, 2022. Registration will be free of charge and opens on Thursday, October 13 at 12p EST. Sessions are anticipated to reach capacity very quickly, so early registration is encouraged. Be on the lookout for a Registration is Open email, which will provide the registration links and details for this event. For those who cannot attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions will be available on-demand shortly after the event and posted on the NSF website and on the YouTube page. Please contact if you have any logistical questions about this virtual conference. Full Details

Concept Papers are due OCTOBER 28, 2022
Enhancing Readiness of Biomanufacturing Technologies for Decarbonization

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Agile BioFoundry (ABF) consortium is partnering with the MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC) to support promising research and build new connections and future collaborations. This solicitation provides funding to MSRDC-associated investigators to conduct R&D activities at their home institution, to increase the readiness of their technologies. This solicitation aims to advance these technologies to the stage where they could utilize ABF’s capabilities in future research. These capabilities include the development of novel microbial hosts, augmentations of titer, rate, and yield of bioproducts, and the creation of new capabilities & approaches to improve the Design-Build-Test-Learn biomanufacturing cycle. Proposers should identify how their project could at its conclusion proceed to leverage and contribute to the ABF’s capabilities. Submissions should also clearly identify how the work addresses BETO's goals of supporting the decarbonization of various industrial sectors, including the development of sustainable bio-based products, sustainable aviation fuels, or other impacts in transportation. Submissions should also clearly identify how the work addresses BETO's goals of supporting the decarbonization of various industrial sectors, including the development of sustainable bio-based products, sustainable aviation fuels, or other impacts in transportation. Full Details

Responses are due OCTOBER 31, 2022
Dear Colleague Letter: EFRI Topic Ideas Request

The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to invite the research community to submit suggestions for Topic Ideas to be considered for the FY 2024/25 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program Solicitation. Suggestions for EFRI Topic Ideas are currently solicited and vetted every two years. Selected Topic(s) become the focus of research supported by the EFRI Program. Research proposals that address the specified Topic area(s) are invited via the EFRI solicitation. This DCL is not a request for submission of a single research proposal idea; rather, it is designed to solicit submission of emerging topic areas of potentially transformative research and innovation. Candidate topic ideas, including a 500-word description, may be submitted online. The deadline for topic idea submission is October 31, 2022. Full Details

Webform due OCTOBER 31, 2022
Request to Report your Community Engagement Projects

The University of Arizona is applying for recognition as a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University. This elective classification will help us to systematically identify and make visible our community-engaged teaching, research, outreach, and service. The first-time application process includes a self-study, which will allow us to identify and recognize community-engaged programs across the university.

The deadline to submit your community engagement projects has been extended through Monday, October 31. It should take no more than five to 10 minutes of your time to complete this webform. This data collection is part of a self-study to help us understand the breadth and depth of our community engagement, develop more effective and equitable engagement practices, and recognize individuals and programs across the University that make a difference in our communities. We are seeking information about your community-engaged teaching, research, outreach and service at the University. Examples may include:

  • Collaborating with a community partner on a course you are teaching.
  • Offering a community-based internship.
  • Helping your department or unit with a community service project.
  • Participating in any number of other forms of community engagement. 

This information is being conducted by a diverse working group leading an initiative to advance the University's community engagement efforts and receive the Carnegie Foundation's Elective Classification for Community Engagement. Full Details

Application due NOVEMBER 30, 2022
Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

The Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program offers hands-on exposure to Air Force research challenges through 8-to-12-week research residencies at participating Air Force research facilities for full-time science, mathematics, and engineering faculty from U.S. Colleges and Universities. This program is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) who makes decision on all fellowship awards. The program is administered by Systems Plus to support oversight and administration for the selection and appointment of applicants. The objectives of the U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program are as follows:

  • To stimulate professional relationships among U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program participants and the scientists and engineers at Air Force research facilities
  • To enhance the research interests and capabilities of faculty (both new and experienced researchers) in the U.S. academic community
  • To elevate the awareness in the U.S. academic community of Air Force research needs and foster continued research at U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program fellows' institutions
  • To provide the U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program participant opportunities to perform high-quality and meaningful research at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directorates, Air Force Test Center, the United States Air Force Academy, or the Air Force Institute of Technology
  • To provide nationally accredited mentoring of academic researchers at technical directorates of the AFRL, Air Force Test Center, the United States Air Force Academy, and the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Please contact the program office for more information, or visit the AFRL website for Full Details.

Energy Research Snapshot: DOE Funding and Engagement Update

Over the last two weeks, DOE released over a dozen new funding opportunities related to fusion energy, industrial decarbonization, marine energy, solar energy, Regional Hydrogen Hubs, carbon capture and storage demonstration projects, a university-led critical minerals refinery, and direct air and ocean carbon dioxide capture research and development. ARPA-E plans to host a workshop on ultra-fast triggered devices and DOE released a request for information on a new battery recycling research and development program. DOE is also still seeking applications for the Office of Science graduate student research program and expanded its Marine Energy Graduate Student Research Program to all graduate-level students. Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC has prepared an Energy Research Snapshot with additional details. The UArizona research community may download the Research Snapshot with a free UArizona Box account (NetID login). 

September 2022 Federal Policy and Budget Memo Digest

Policy Update: Congress Prepares Continuing Resolution to Fund Government Operations Through December 16

On September 26, the Senate released a Continuing Resolution to avoid a government shutdown and fund federal agencies at fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding levels through December 16. Congress has until the evening of September 30, when the current fiscal year ends, to pass the stopgap funding bill. While Congress is still debating the final scope of the funding package, it is still expected to pass by this weekend. Both Republicans and Democrats want to avoid a government shutdown so close to the mid-term elections as well as provide additional aid to Ukraine, disaster relief, and home heating assistance, which has strong bipartisan support. The Continuing Resolution gives Congress time to negotiate final FY 2023 appropriations by the end of the year.

Policy Update: Senate Passes Three-Year SBIR/STTR Reauthorization

On September 20, the Senate unanimously voted to pass a three-year reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that are set to expire at the end of the fiscal year (September 30). Also reauthorized were popular pilot programs at federal agencies to stimulate innovation and commercialization activities, such as the National Institutes of Health Phase 0 Proof of Concept Partnership Pilot. The fate of the government’s longstanding research development and commercialization seed funding initiatives had been unknown in the face of opposition from the Senate Small Business Committee’s Ranking Member, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who has now dropped his opposition to reauthorization after months of negotiations due to the inclusion of reforms in the bill. The House is expected to pass the bill and it will likely become law before the expiration of the SBIR and STTR programs at the end of the month. 

Policy Update: PCAST Highlights Recommendations to Maintain U.S. Innovation Leadership in Semiconductors

On September 7, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) met to approve a report to President Biden with recommendations on how best to implement $11 billion of research and development funding for innovation and workforce development in semiconductors appropriated in the CHIPS and Science Act. The recommendations are primarily directed at the Secretary of Commerce, who will be responsible for managing the $11 billion in funding, and focused on research, workforce development, research infrastructure, and support for new startups. These recommendations are also intended to complement and provide further direction to the Department of Commerce’s initial CHIPS for America Implementation Strategy, which provides a brief overview of plans related to research and development activities.

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).

Proposals due OCTOBER 14, 2022 | 5:00p 
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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Proposals due October 14, 2022:

Proposals due OCTOBER 19, 2022 | 12:00p
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.

Applications 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 due NOVEMBER 1, 2022 | 5:00p
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 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 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

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Full Proposal due DECEMBER 30, 2022
Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO)

With a focus on enhancing research capacity and broadening participation of new faculty of biology at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and other universities and colleges that are not among the nation's most research-intensive institutions, the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) offers the Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) program. The BRC-BIO program aims to a) broaden participation by expanding the types of institutions that submit proposals to BIO, and b) expand opportunities to groups underrepresented in the biological sciences, including Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities, especially those serving at under-resourced institutions. Awards will provide the means for new faculty to initiate and build independent research programs by enhancing their research capacity. These projects might also include biology-focused research collaborations among faculty within the same institution, across peer-, or research-intensive institutions, or partnerships with industry or other non-academic partners that advance the candidate's research program. By providing this funding opportunity, BIO recognizes the national urgency to broaden, strengthen, and diversify the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. In particular, these awards will build capacity for research at institutions that have a primary focus on teaching and undergraduate education, or that have limited capacity for research. Projects should enable the establishment of sustainable research programs for faculty and also enrich undergraduate research experiences and thereby grow the STEM workforce. 

Full Details

Pre-Application due JANUARY 12, 2023
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)

The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems. Applicants are strongly encouraged to propose a unique approach to solving problems facing the specialty crop industry using a systems approach.The philosophy of the SCRI program is: Truly effective, long-term solutions to specialty crop industry challenges can best be achieved by understanding and treating those problems as complex systems of many interacting components. This perspective requires projects that are larger in scope and complexity, and that demand more resources than have traditionally been allocated to individual research and extension projects. In doing so, projects should focus on entire primary systems, including the production system, the processing and distribution system, and the consumer and marketing system, or on areas where two or more primary systems overlap.

Full Details

Full Proposal due JANUARY 23, 2023
Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) research projects use fundamental research to produce knowledge about what constitutes or promotes responsible or irresponsible conduct of research and why, as well as how to best instill this knowledge into researchers, practitioners, and educators at all career stages. In some cases, projects will include the development of interventions or applications to ensure ethical and responsible research conduct. The program funds research projects that identify:

  • factors that are effective in the formation of ethical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) researchers
  • approaches to developing those factors in all STEM fields that NSF supports
  • why and how those factors and approaches increase responsibly conducted research

Proposals from or involving substantial collaboration with minority-serving institutions, women's colleges, or organizations primarily serving persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Proposals that include international collaborations are encouraged if the unique resources, expertise, facilities, or locations of international partners enhance the merit of the proposed work. International partners are required to find non-NSF funding. Please see NSF’s PAPPG for further guidance on international collaborations.
Full Details

Full Proposal due JANUARY 25, 2023
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and green infrastructure best management practices for managing run-off. Projects should increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation. This program expects that applicants will represent a mixture of urban and rural communities. NFWF may use a mix of public and private funding sources to support any grant made through this program and we expect that more than half of projects awarded will support underserved communities.
Full Details

Full Proposal due FEBRUARY 1, 2023
Designing Synthetic Cells Beyond the Bounds of Evolution (Designer Cells)

Because of recent technological advances in synthetic biology and bioengineering, researchers are now able to tailor cells and cell-like systems for a variety of basic and applied research purposes. The goal of this solicitation is to support research that (1) develops cell-like systems to identify the minimal requirements for the processes of life, (2) designs synthetically-modified cells to address fundamental questions in the evolution of life or to explore biological diversity beyond that which currently exists in nature, and (3) leverages basic research in cell design to build novel synthetic cell-like systems and cells for innovative biotechnology applications. Highest funding priority is given to proposals that have outstanding intellectual merit and broader impacts, while proposals with weaknesses in either category (or those that are perceived as likely to have an incremental impact) will not be competitive. Proposals submitted to this solicitation should address social, ethical, and safety issues associated with designing and building synthetically modified cells as an integrated component of the project.
Full Details

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

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities is accepting applications for the Dangers & Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities program. This program supports research that examines technology and its relationship to society through the lens of the humanities. NEH is particularly interested in projects that examine the role of technology in shaping current social and cultural issues.
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