Federal Funding (Non-NIH)

Title (Activity Code) Deadline Announcement Number
Department of Defense (DOD) 2017 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Questions regarding white papers are due on Monday, July 18
White papers are due on Monday, August 1
N00014-16-R-FO05
Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers Preliminary Proposal Due: July 01, 2016
Full Proposal Due: December 02, 2016
PNSF 16-545
R40 MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) August 19, 2016 HRSA-17-011
Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) August 19, 2016 HRSA-17-012
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18) Sept 25, Jan 25, May 25 PA-14-290
Fulbright Grants and Awards Varies —-
Graduate Research Fellowship Program Varies NSF 13-584
AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01) Oct 5, Feb 5. June 5 PA-14-291
AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Investigator Award (K08) Oct 12, Feb 12, June 12 PA-13-180
AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) Oct 12, Feb 12, June 12 PA-13-181

Title: R40 MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST)

Announcement Number: HRSA-17-011
Deadlines: August 19, 2016
Purpose: This program “supports innovative translational and applied research on critical issues affecting maternal and child health.” The program is closely related to the agency’s MCH Block Grant National Performance Domains goals, and proposals that seek to address topics related to those goals are encouraged.
Award: HRSA estimates $1.8 million in total funding for this competition and expects to fund six awards. There is no cost-sharing obligation.
Eligibility: Only public or nonprofit institutions of higher learning and public or private nonprofit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special health care needs are eligible.
Guidelines: Here


Title: Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR)
Announcement Number: HRSA-17-012
Deadlines: August 19, 2016
Purpose: This opportunity is complementary to the FIRST program and supports research that exclusively employs secondary analysis drawn from existing databases and records with the potential to improve health care for MCH target populations. Like the FIRST opportunity, proposals for SDAR funding that support MCH Block Grant National Performance Domains goals are encouraged.
Award: HRSA estimates $1 million in funding for the program and expects to fund 10 awards. Cost-sharing is not required.
Eligibility: Only public or nonprofit institutions of higher learning and public or private nonprofit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special health care needs are eligible.
Guidelines: Link


Title: Department of Defense (DOD) 2017 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Announcement Number: N00014-16-R-FO05
Deadlines: Questions regarding white papers are due on Monday, July 18
White papers are due on Monday, August 1
Purpose: On April 13, the Department of Defense (DOD) released the broad agency announcement (BAA) for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) as part of the larger University Research Initiative (URI) aimed at institutions of higher education. MURI remains one of the signature DOD research programs for the university community and stands as the benchmark for building a defense-oriented research capability on campus. The funding amount of $145 million is the same as last year’s award, even though the DOD’s proposed basic and applied research budget for FY 2017 has decreased. This year’s 23 topics from the basic research offices of the Air Force, Navy, and Army include:
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
1. Foundations of Interactive Protocols for Quantum Computation and Communications
2. Bioinspired Low-Energy Information Processing
3. Autonomous Research Systems for Materials Development
4. Beam/Wave Dynamics in Geometrically Complex Systems with Emitting Boundaries
5. Atmospheric Disturbances at High Altitudes
6. Revolutionary Advances in Computational Quantum Many Body Physics
7. Melanin: Unique Biopolymers for Functional Precision Nanoscale Materials
8. Adaptive Oxides for Biomimetic Synapse Design via Modulation of Internal States
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
9. Physics, Chemistry and Mechanics of Polymer Dielectric Breakdown
10. Percept Formation and Scene Analysis in Echolocating Systems
11. Phase Change Materials for Photonics
12. Event Representation and Episodic Memory
13. Nonlinear Phenomena and Interactions Induced by Short and Ultra-Short Pulsed Lasers in the Long-Wave Infrared Regime
14. High-Fidelity Simulation Methodologies for Multi-Phase Flows
15. Novel Approaches to Modeling Factions and Conflict
16. Assuring Composability and Correctness for Intelligent and Learning Systems that Interact with Unstructured Physical Environments
Army Research Office (ARO)
17. Additive 3D Self-Assembly of Responsive Materials
18. Anyons in 2D materials and Cold Atomic Gases
19. Characterization of Information Content in Data for Multimodal Data Analysis
20. Nutritional and Environmental Effects on the Gut Microbiome and Cognition
21. Spectral Decomposition and Control of Strongly Coupled Nonlinear Interacting Systems
22. Toward Room Temperature Exciton-Polaritonics
23. Cyber Deception through Active Leverage of Adversaries’ Cognition Process
The FY 2017 topics continue to reflect the research priorities of Dr. Robin Staffin, the Director for Basic Research in the Office of Assistant Secretary Defense for Research and Engineering. Priorities include quantum and materials science, with a new focus on biology and bioengineering.
DOD encourages faculty to engage with the Research Topic Chiefs assigned to each topic area (see section VIII) through the white paper process to assess the feasibility of proposed topics. Topics listed above describe the focus areas important to each Service and are not meant to restrict the possible directions awarded research could take. DOD notes that for Topic 19 above, faculty are encouraged to partner with universities from the United Kingdom in an effort to expand DOD’s capabilities in these fields.
Award: DOD expects $145 million to be made available, pending congressional appropriations. Individual awards are expected to be $1.25 to $1.5 million per year for up to five years.
Eligibility: The competition is open to U.S. institutions of higher education, including DOD institutions of higher education, with degree-granting programs in science, mathematics, or engineering. While industry, DOD laboratories, and foreign universities may not receive funding, DOD encourages universities to collaborate with entities focused on applied and transitional research for potential commercial applications of MURI-funded research.
Guidelines: Link

Title: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers
Announcement Number: NSF 16-545
Deadlines: Preliminary Proposal Due: July 01, 2016

Full Proposal Due:  December 02, 2016

Purpose: The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and interdisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. They support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international institutions, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership. A MRSEC may address any area of research supported by the NSF Division of Materials Research which include 8 programs (known as core or individual investigator programs): Biomaterials (BMAT), Ceramics (CER), Condensed Matter Physics (CMP), Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT), Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM), Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN), Polymers (POL), and Solid State and Materials Chemistry (SSMC).
Award: Awards are expected to range in size from approximately $2.2 million/year to a maximum of $4.0 million/year for a MRSEC proposal, depending on the number of IRGs, for up to six years.
Eligibility:  Only one MRSEC preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead institution in this competition. An institution proposing research in several groups should submit a single MRSEC proposal with multiple Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs). A MRSEC proposal must contain a minimum of 2 IRGs and a maximum of 3 IRGs. The IRGs in a center may be thematically related, or they may address different aspects of materials research. An individual may be the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI for only one preliminary proposal, i.e., no investigator can be listed on the cover page on more than one proposal.
Guidelines: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16545/nsf16545.htm


 

Title: AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Announcement Number: PA-14-290
Deadlines: September 25, January 25, May 25
Purpose: The Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grant (R18) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R18 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ.
Award: The total costs (direct and indirect costs) awarded to a grant under this FOA will not exceed $250,000 annually for the entire project period. An application with a budget that exceeds $250,000 total costs in any given year will not be reviewed. The maximum project period for an application submitted under this FOA is 5 years.
Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the PD/PI is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for AHRQ support.
Guidelines: Link


Title: AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Announcement Number: PA-14-291
Deadlines: October 5, February 5, June 5
Purpose: The Research Project Grant (R01) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ.
Award: The total costs (direct and indirect costs) awarded to a grant under this FOA will not exceed $250,000 annually for the entire project period.
Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the PD/PI is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for AHRQ support.
Guidelines: Link


Title/Sponsor: AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Investigator Award (K08)
Deadline: Feb 12, June 12, Oct 12
Announcement Number: PA-13-180
Purpose: The overall goal of the AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Investigator (K08) program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation’s health services research needs. More information about AHRQ Career programs may be found at the AHRQ Training and Education website and at the NIH Extramural Training Mechanisms website. The objective of the AHRQ PCOR K08 program is to provide salary and research support for a sustained period of “protected time” (3-5 years) for individuals with clinical doctoral degrees (e.g., MD, DDS, DMD, DO, DC, OD, ND, DVM, PharmD, or PhD in clinical disciplines). The K08 provides support for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in comparative effectiveness research (CER) methods as applied to patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). For purposes of this FOA, CER is defined as the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions, as well as the delivery of health care in “real world” settings.The award may be used by candidates with different levels of prior research training and at different stages in their career development. For example, a candidate with limited experience in health services research may use an award to support a career development experience that includes a designated period of didactic training followed by a period of closely supervised research experience. A candidate with previous health services research experience and training may not require extensive additional didactic preparation, and may use an award to support a career development experience that focuses on an intensive, supervised research experience.
Award: AHRQ will provide salary for the award recipient for a requested portion of the candidate’s institutional salary, of up to $90,000 annually plus associated fringe benefits. The total salary requested must be based on a full-time staff appointment. The salary must be consistent both with the established salary structure at the institution and with salaries actually provided by the institution from its own funds to other staff members of equivalent qualifications, rank, and responsibilities in the department concerned. The sponsoring institution may supplement the AHRQ salary contribution up to a level that is consistent with the institution’s salary scale. However, supplementation may not be from Federal funds unless specifically authorized by the Federal program from which such funds are derived. In no case may PHS funds be used for salary supplementation. Institutional supplementation of salary must not require extra duties or responsibilities that would interfere with the purpose of the career award.
Eligibility and Guidelines: Link
Announcement Expires: July 13, 2016


Title/Sponsor: AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
Deadline: Feb 12, June 12, Oct 12
Announcement Number: PA-13-181
Purpose: The primary purpose of the program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers utilizing complex comparative effectiveness research (CER) methods to clinical and health systems PCOR issues, involving stakeholders, as appropriate, in the design, execution, and dissemination of the research. The overall goal of the AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Research Scientist Development (K01) program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation’s health services research needs. More information about AHRQ Career programs may be found at the AHRQ Training and Education website and at the NIH Extramural Training Mechanisms website.
The objective of the AHRQ PCOR K01 program is to provide salary and research support for a sustained period of “protected time” (3-5 years) for individuals with research doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., Sc.D., Dr.P.H.) The K01 provides support for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in comparative effectiveness research (CER) methods as applied to patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). For purposes of this FOA, CER is defined as the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions, as well as the delivery of health care in “real world” settings. The award may be used by candidates with different levels of prior research training and at different stages in their career development.
Award: AHRQ will provide salary for the award recipient for a requested portion of the candidate’s institutional salary, of up to $90,000 annually plus associated fringe benefits. AHRQ will contribute a maximum of $25,000 per year toward the research development costs of the award recipient, which must be justified and consistent with the stage of development of the candidate and the proportion of time to be spent in research or career development activities. The total project period may not exceed 5 years.
Eligibility and Guidelines: Link
Announcement Expires: July 13, 2016


Title: Center for Integrative Medicine in Primary Care Program (HRSA)
Announcement Number: HRSA-14-123
Deadlines: June 13, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of the CIMPC is to incorporate a competency based Integrative Medicine (IM) curricula and practices into existing primary care residency and other health professions training programs. The CIMPC is expected to contribute to the evidence-base for IM, and to identify promising practices related to the integration of IM into primary care and inter-professional practice.
Award: The estimated total program funding for 3-year project/budget period is $1,700,000. HRSA is distributing only one (1) cooperative agreement.
Eligibility: All public health programs must be accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Other applicants must provide documentation of their organizational status as a non-profit. Applicants must attach a copy of their accreditation letter or other appropriate documentation as Attachment 1. Applicants who fail to attach a copy of their accreditation letter or organizational status documentation will be considered non-responsive and will not be considered for this funding opportunity.
Guidelines: Link


Title: Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice Technical Assistance (IOHPCP)
Announcement Number: HRSA-14-012
Deadlines: June 19, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to provide specialized and non-financial technical assistance to HRSA Health Center Program grantees and Look-Alikes to translate oral health implementation strategies into primary care practice and thereby to increase access to oral health care services for underserved and vulnerable populations. The dissemination of data, products and resources from this program will also be made publically available. The major focus of the technical assistance provided by the IOHPCP technical assistance cooperative agreement is to advise and assist with the implementation of successful oral health and primary care integration strategies into sustainable integrated practice operations. Additionally, the IOHPCP technical assistance awardee will coordinate the network of entities that receive technical assistance through this cooperative agreement to share experiences and disseminate promising practices on a national level.
Award: The award consists of one co-operative agreement with a budget of up to $400,000 per year
Eligibility: Eligible applicants may submit only one application to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.
Guidelines: Link


Title/Sponsor: Fulbright Grants and Awards
Deadline: Feb 12, June 12, Oct 12
Announcement Number:
Purpose: The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 310,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
The term “Fulbright Program” encompasses a variety of exchange programs, including both individual and institutional grants:
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals per year to approximately 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
The Fulbright Specialist Program, a short-term complement to the core Fulbright Scholar Program, sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects at overseas academic institutions for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to approximately 800 foreign scholars from over 95 countries to lecture and/or conduct postdoctoral research at U.S. institutions for an academic semester to a full academic year.
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program enables U.S. colleges and universities to host foreign academics to lecture on a wide range of subject fields for a semester or academic year. Preference is given to institutions developing an international agenda and/or serving a minority audience, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, small liberal arts colleges and community colleges. Approximately 50 grants are awarded annually.
New offerings include:
Fulbright Flex Awards provide grants for U.S. scholars to spend one to three months in the host country over a period of two to three years. This is a great opportunity for scholars who are unable to spend extended periods of time abroad.
Salary Stipend Supplements are available to U.S. scholars on Fulbright teaching or teaching/research grants, and allow scholars to receive their same base salary level.
Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards provide U.S. scholars who have completed their doctoral degrees within the five previous years the opportunity to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources, and to make connections with others in their fields.
Eligibility and Guidelines: Link


Title: NSF- Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Announcement Number: NSF 13-584
Deadlines: November 04 -Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research. November 05- Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy. November 07- Psychology; STEM Education and Learning. November 08- Life Sciences
Purpose: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study that is in a field within NSF’s mission and leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree.
Award: For each Fellow, the institution receives up to a $44,000 award per Fellow tenure year (12-month increments) to cover the costs described below. The Graduate Research Fellowship stipend is currently $32,000 for a 12-month tenure period, prorated in whole month increments of $2,666. The cost-of-education allowance to the institution is currently $12,000 per tenure year. During tenure, the institution is required to exempt Fellows from paying tuition and fees normally charged to students of similar academic standing, unless such charges are optional or are refundable
Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline. Applicants must have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study or its equivalent as of August 1, 2014. Full-time graduate study is as defined by the universities attended. There is no credit hour limit for students who have completed only full-time graduate study; eligibility for full-time students is based on the length of time enrolled in the graduate program. Applicants who have completed part-time graduate study (or a combination of part-time and full-time graduate study) must have completed no more than 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours or their equivalent as of August 1, 2013. All post-baccalaureate, graduate-level study is counted toward the allowed 12 months of completed graduate study. This includes all master’s and doctoral programs.
Guidelines: Link