Federal Funding (Non-NIH)

Title (Activity Code) Deadline Announcement Number
AFOSR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA-AFOSR-2014-0001) Nov 17, 2014 PA-AFOSR-2014-0001
Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB) Nov 17, 2014 NSF 13-510
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18) Jan 25, May 25, Sept 25 PA-14-290
AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01) Feb 5, June 5, Oct 5 PA-14-291
AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Investigator Award (K08) Feb 12, June 12, Oct 12 PA-13-180
AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) Feb 12, June 12, Oct 12 PA-13-181
Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) Annual Program Statement (APS) April 15, 2015 APS-OAA-14-000002
DARPA Biological Technologies BAA April 30, 2015 DARPA-BAA-14-38
Fulbright Grants and Awards Varies —-
Graduate Research Fellowship Program Varies NSF 13-584
DoD USAMRMC FY15 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research Rolling until September 30, 2015 W81XWH-BAA-15-1
Fiscal Year(FY) 2015Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative Rolling until March 25, 2015 ONRAFOA 14-012

Title: AFOSR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA-AFOSR-2014-0001)
Announcement Number: PA-AFOSR-2014-0001
Deadlines: November 17, 2014
Purpose: The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), a part of the University Research Initiative (URI). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment
Award: The award amount is between $200,000-$400,000 and the award duration is up to 5 years.
Eligibility: All responsible, potential applicants from academia and industry are eligible to submit proposals.
Guidelines: Link


Title: Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Solicitation: NSF 11-580
Purpose: The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) supports quantitative, predictive, and theory-driven fundamental research and related activities designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. MCB is soliciting proposals for hypothesis-driven and discovery research and related activities in four core clusters:
-Molecular Biophysics
-Cellular Dynamics and Function
-Genetic Mechanisms
-Systems and Synthetic Biology
MCB gives high priority to research projects that use theory, methods, and technologies from physical sciences, mathematics, computational sciences, and engineering to address major biological questions. Research supported by MCB uses a range of experimental approaches–including in vivo, in vitro and in silico strategies–and a broad spectrum of model and non-model organisms, especially microbes and plants. Typical research supported by MCB integrates theory and experimentation. Projects that address the emerging areas of multi-scale integration, molecular and cellular evolution, quantitative prediction of phenome from genomic information, and development of methods and resources are particularly welcome. Highest funding priority is given to applications that have outstanding intellectual merit and strong broader impacts. Proposals that include research motivated by relevance to human health or address the molecular basis of human diseases and treatment are not appropriate for the Division and will be returned without review.
Award: $85,000,000 is available for 125 estimated awards.
Eligibility: Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
-Universities and Colleges – Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
-Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.
MCB discourages submission of two or more proposals with the same researcher serving as the lead Principal Investigator. Proposals that are a duplicate of, or substantially similar to, a proposal already under consideration by NSF from the same submitter are subject to return without review. This also applies to previously declined proposals that have not been substantially revised.
Guidelines: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB)


Title: Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) Annual Program Statement (APS)
Announcement Number: APS-OAA-14-000002
Deadlines: USAID accepts DIV proposals on a rolling basis. The current APS will remain open until April 15, 2015.
Purpose: USAID allows applicants broad authority to propose projects in topic areas of interest to USAID so long as the benefits to a USAID target country are evident. While all DIV projects contribute to Administrator Rajiv Shah’s overarching goal of reducing global poverty, many projects funded thus far are in priority areas like global health, global food security, combating climate change/expanding renewable energy resources in the developing world, and ensuring clean drinking water in developing countries. As with many USAID solicitations, the DIV APS also states a special interest in projects that promote opportunity for women and girls in USAID target countries. Examples of projects funded through previous rounds of DIV are available on the program website at http://www.usaid.gov/div/portfolio.
Award: DIV provides funding for projects in three stages with the goal of eventually transitioning projects completely to private support. Stage One funding provides support ($25,000-$150,000 for up to two years) for proof of concept and initial testing; Stage Two funding provides support ($150,000-$1.5 million for up to three years) for testing and positioning projects for scale; and Stage Three funding provides support ($1.5 million-$6 million for up to five years for Category A, $6 million-$15 million for up to five years for Category B) for transitioning proven projects to scale. Applicants may seek funding in more than one stage for a project; i.e. an institution may apply for Stage Two funding for a project that previously received a Stage One award.
Eligibility: Letters of Intent are required to begin the proposal process. USAID will invite full proposals from those applicants whose Letters of Intent it believes to be most promising. Letters of Intent should follow the format outlined at www.usaid.gov/LOI.
Guidelines: Link


Title: DARPA Biological Technologies Office BAA
Announcement Number: DARPA-BAA-14-38
Deadlines: Full proposals are due on or before 4:00 PM Eastern Time on April 30, 2015.
Purpose: This BAA excludes proposals that aim to make incremental change to the existing state of the art. The BAA supports research activities in the following areas:
• New techniques and technologies to maintain and restore the health of military service members.
• Advancing neurological health and optimizing human performance building on insights from neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science and related disciplines.
• Enabling optimal performance in complex environments by improving the interfaces between humans and the physical and biological world.
• Understanding the design of biological system behavior.
• New tools and techniques to engineer biological systems – to develop new products and systems, and to better understand these mechanisms.
• Big Data – leveraging new computational techniques to support research using biological data at scale.
• Establishing new theories and computational models to better understand the different behaviors of biological organisms at all scales from individual cells to the warfighter to global ecosystems.
• Developing understanding of inflection points in the behavior of the population and ecosystem to preserve equilibrium, provide strategic opportunity, or avoid catastrophe.
• Understanding and leveraging non-human biology across and between populations of microbes, plants, marine life, and other non-human biologic entities.
• Understanding how violence and conflict are created or deterred when certain social, environmental, and biological factors converge.
• Developing radical new ways to counteract biological, chemical and/or radiological threats.
Other biological technology topics that fall within the scope of BTO; additional information on BTO is available at: http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/BTO/.
Award: Proposers are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract prior to submitting a full research proposal. Abstracts should be submitted before 4:00 PM Eastern Time on April 30, 2015 (note that this is also the deadline for full proposals). Details on how to submit the abstract are included in the BAA.
Eligibility: This BAA is open to U.S. higher education institutions and universities.
Guidelines: Link


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


Title: DoD USAMRMC FY15 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research
Announcement Number: W81XWH-BAA-15-1
Deadlines: Rolling until September 30, 2015.
Purpose: The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s (USAMRMC) mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American Service member at home and abroad, as well as to the general public at large. The scope of this effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies. The extramural research and development programs play a vital role in the fulfillment of the objectives established by the USAMRMC. General information on USAMRMC can be obtained at https://mrmc.detrick.army.mil/. This Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is intended to solicit extramural research and development ideas and is issued under the provisions of the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-369), as implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016. In accordance with FAR 6.102, projects funded under this BAA must be for basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement. Projects must be for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding rather than focusing on a specific system or hardware solution. Research and development funded through this BAA is intended and expected to benefit and inform both military and civilian medical practice and knowledge.
Award: This FY15 BAA is continuously open for a 12-month period, from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Submission of a pre-proposal/pre-application is required and must be submitted through the new electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (https://eBRAP.org/). Pre-proposal/pre-applications may be submitted at any time throughout the 12-month period. If the USAMRMC is interested in receiving a full proposal/application, the PI will be sent an invitation to submit via eBRAP. A full proposal/application must be submitted through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/). Invited full proposals/applications can be submitted under the FY15 BAA through September 30, 2015.
Eligibility: All responsible, potential applicants from academia and industry are eligible to submit proposals
Guidelines: Link


Title: Fiscal Year(FY) 2015Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative
Announcement Number: ONRAFOA 14-012
Deadlines: Rolling until March 25, 2015
Purpose: The DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices: the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (hereafter collectively referred to as “DoD agencies”).The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as “universities”) that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. As defined by the DoD, “basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. It is farsighted high payoff research that provides the basis for technological progress.” (DoD 7000.14.R, vol. 2B, chap.5). DoD’s basic research program invests broadly in many specific fields to ensure that it has early cognizance of new scientific knowledge.
Eligibility: All responsible, potential applicants from academia and industry are eligible to submit proposals.
Guidelines: Link