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This page contains more than 100 currently open funding opportunities. Use Ctrl+F to search by keyword or browse by program title links on the left. For questions about this list, please contact Andy Schade.

In this article:
FY2024 Development Innovation Ventures_APS
2024 Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) Overview
2024 MIS Modernization Strategy
2024 SPSD Collaborative Soil Survey Research
2025 Emerging Markets Program
2025 Quality Samples Program
2025 Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program
A model for predicting and minimizing impact of post-consumer recycled resins on injection molding cycle time
A.43 Earth Action: Health and Air Quality
Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)
Access to Infant and Toddler Care and Education: Research and Evaluation
Adaptation of Diabetes Control Technologies for Older Adults with T1D (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Addressing Childhood Obesity and Health Inequities
Advancing health & enhancing nutrition via gene editing
AFRI Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development
AFRI: Foundational and Applied Sciences RFA
AgriProspects Workforce Development Network
AHRQ Health Services Research (3 Funding Opportunities)
AI for Climate and Nature Grand Challenge
American Mosquito Control Association
Anti-thrombotic and bleeding time prolongation model in rabbit
ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Annual Grants
Assisting Specialty Crop Exports (Four Programs)
Automated solutions for open-field plot grid creation (Hi-Res UAV imagery)
B.13 Heliophysics U.S. Participating Investigator
Behind the Tray – Food Science for School Meals
Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP)
Biological Threat Reduction with Global Partners Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana Foundation
Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (Anticipated)
CASA-BIO
Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI)
CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN HEALTH SEED GRANTS
Climate Smart Humanities Organizations
Combat Readiness - Medical Research Program
Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant
Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) Pilot Project
Concentrating Solar Flux to Heat & Power
ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program
Correctness for Scientific Computing Systems (CS²)
Countering Wildlife Trafficking and Other Natural Resource Crime in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Dear Colleague Letter: Announcement of Topic for the Fiscal Year 2025 and 2026 EPSCoR Research Improvement Infrastructure-Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII-FEC) Program
Dear Colleague Letter: Catalyzing human-centered solutions through research and innovation in science, the environment and society
Dear Colleague Letter: Enhancing STEM Education, Research Capacity, and Workforce Development in Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Jurisdictions
Dear Colleague Letter: Expanding Geographic and Institutional Diversity in Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE)
Dear Colleague Letter: Graduate Research Internships at National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NSF-NIBIB/BETA INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity
Dear Colleague Letter: National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot Demonstration Projects
Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) Scholarship Supplements for Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Recipients
Dear Colleague Letter: Planning Proposals for Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST Centers) in Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Dear Colleague Letter: Posttranscriptional and Posttranslational Modification (PPM)
Dear Colleague Letter: Using Long-Term Research Associated Data (ULTRA-Data)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-wide BAA
DE-FOA-0003274 - MACRO - Mixed Algae Conversion Research Opportunity
Delta Health Care Service Grant Program
Desalination and Water Purification Research Program Pitch to Pilot FY 24
DoD Tick-Borne Disease, Idea Development Award
E.11 Consortium in Biological Sciences
Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity (EPIIC)
Enhancing African Women Farmers’ Capacity to Participate in School Meals Value Chains
Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program
Enhancing stabilization in microbials and sensitive biomolecules
Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program
EPSCoR Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (EPSCoR CREST Centers)
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement-Focused EPSCoR Collaborations Program
F24AS00022 - Coastal Program - FY24
FCO -- SPATT and Cyanotoxins Analyses
Federal TRIO Programs: Student Support Services (SSS) Program
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Sustainable Intensification (CRSI)
Fiscal Year 2024 Building Partner Capacity and Promoting Resiliency and Equity under Clean Water Act, Wetlands, Nonpoint Source, Monitoring, Assessment and Listing Programs
Fiscal Year 2025 Distinguished Early Career Program
Focus on Recruiting Emerging Climate and Adaptation Scientists and Transformers (FORECAST)
Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program
Food for Progress Program
Fusion Innovation Research Engine (FIRE) Collaboratives
FWS - White-nose Syndrome Research for Conservation Grants - 2024
FY 2023 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
FY 2024 Continuation Of Solicitation For The Office Of Science Financial Assistance Program
FY 2024 CONTINUATION OF SOLICITATION FOR THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
FY 2024 Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW)
FY 2024 SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant
FY 2024 SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grant
FY 24 IRA Bureau of Land Management Headquarters (HQ) Aquatic Resource Management
FY24 Candidate Species Conservation Fund
FY24 DEFENSE ESTABLISHED PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (DEPSCoR) – RESEARCH COLLABORATION (RC)
FY24 Department of Navy (DON) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce Program
FY24 Melanoma Research Program (MRP)
FY24 Parkinson's Research Program (PRP)
FY24 Rare Cancers Research Program (RCRP)
FY24 Recovery Implementation
FY25 Brownfields Job Training (JT) Grants
FY25 Saltonstall-Kennedy Pre-Proposal Competition
Global Water Security Program
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)
Harvest Health Breakthrough Crop Challenge
Hyland R. Johns Grant Program
Imaging and monitoring solution for greenhouse management
Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support
Innovative solutions for diversion of a paper mill waste stream
Large animal models for Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)
Leveraging Local Community Partnerships to Combat Nature Crimes
Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology
Low-cost instrument for generalized real-time multi-category seed sorting
Minor Use Minor Species Development of Drugs (R01)
Molecular Foundations for Sustainability: Sustainable Polymers Enabled by Emerging Data Analytics (MFS-SPEED)
National Fish Passage Program Base Funding Fiscal Year 2024
National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program
NAWCA 2025 Canada Grants
NAWCA 2025-2 US Standard Grants
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional)
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Stimulating Research to Understand and Address Hunger, Food and Nutrition Insecurity
Novel mode of action or site of action herbicide for grass-weeds
NSF 23-519: Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
NSF 24-540: Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR): Workshop Opportunities
NSF 24-543: Division of Environmental Biology
NSF 24-544: Developmental Sciences
NSF 24-546: Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs
NSF 24-560: Data Science Corps
NSF 24-562: Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology - Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (CREST-RISE)
NSF 24-563: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
NSF 24-574: Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP)
NSF 24-576: Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers
NSF 24-577: National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program
NSF Probability
NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines)
NSF-USDA Dear Colleague Letter
Nutrien Local Community Investment Program
Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Ocean Exploration Fiscal Year 2025 Funding Opportunity
Open Data Framework
Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers (2501 Program)
Partners for Fish and Wildlife FY24
Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) FOA 2024
Plant Biotic Interactions Program
Plant Genome Research Program
Production & Post-Harvest Research Funding
Reconstructive Transplant Research Program (RTRP)
Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) and Classic
Request for Information: Transforming Industry: Strategies for Decarbonization
Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)
Sea Duck Joint Venture FY25 Competitive Grants
Solar and Wind Interconnection for Future Transmission (SWIFTR)
Solar Technologies’ Rapid Integration and Validation for Energy Systems (STRIVES)
Solving technical and sensory challenges of fortifying nutrients in beverages
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Workforce - Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Workforce – Implementation Projects
Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Substance Use Prevention Education in the WIC Program
Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Team Nutrition Training Grants
Translational approaches for mitochondrial function driven diseases
U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau, PAS
U.S. Embassy to the United Kingdom PAS Annual Program Statement
U.S. Embassy Tokyo PAS Annual Program Statement
Understanding the Intersection of Social Inequities to Optimize Health and Reduce Health Disparities: The Axes Initiative (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
US Department of Defense – US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
USDA International Climate Hub Collaboration
USDA-FFAR Innovation Challenge
USGS Cooperative Research Units Program
Utilizing Equipment to Study Environmental Extrinsic Factors and Enhance Rigor and Reproducibility of Animal Research (R24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Ventricular heart tissue samples and linked clinical data
Vision OPEN 2024
Vision Research Program
Wetland Mitigation Banking Program
Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment
Zayed Sustainability Prize
Biodiversity Annual Program Statement (Biodiversity APS)
Building Synthetic Microbial Communities for Biology, Mitigating Climate Change, Sustainability, and Biotechnology (Synthetic Communities)
Biological Technologies
Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR)

FY2024 Development Innovation Ventures_APS

Sponsor: US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Program: FY2024 Development Innovation Ventures_APS

Deadline: October 31, 2024

Funding Level: $25,000 to $15,000,000

Summary: Through a year-round grant competition, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) sources proposals for innovations that address international development challenges and improve the lives of people living in poverty in developing countries around the world. DIV provides tiered funding to pilot, test, and transition to scale (i.e., grow to reach the highest number of beneficiaries possible) those innovations that demonstrate evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and the potential to scale.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/350639

2024 Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) Overview

Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Program: 2024 Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) Overview

Deadline: September 30, 2024

Funding Level: $100,000 to $1,000,000

Summary: The research will fall into one or more categories corresponding to HRP’s five Elements: Space Radiation, Human Health Countermeasures, Exploration Medical Capability, Human Factors and Behavioral Performance, and Research Operations and Integration. This NRA covers all aspects of research to provide human health and performance countermeasures, knowledge, technologies, and tools to enable safe, reliable, and productive human space exploration.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350442

2024 MIS Modernization Strategy

Sponsor: USDA – Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Program: 2024 MIS Modernization Strategy

Deadline: July 25, 2024

Funding Level: $15,000,000

Summary: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works to end hunger and promote nutrition security. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a Federal nutrition assistance program that serves pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding individuals, infants, and children up to five years old who are income eligible and at nutritional risk. WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health and social services to participants in all 50 geographic states, the District of Columbia, 33 Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs), and five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 (The Act) (P.L. 117-2) provided the USDA with an appropriation to carry out the WIC Program as authorized by section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (CNA) (42 U.S.C. 1786). ARPA provided the USDA with $390 million to carry out outreach, innovation, and program modernization efforts to increase participation and redemption of benefits in WIC and the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP).

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354853

2024 SPSD Collaborative Soil Survey Research

Sponsor: USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Program: 2024 SPSD Collaborative Soil Survey Research

Deadline: July 8, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000

Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil and Plant Science Division (NRCS SPSD), is announcing the potential availability of funding for agreements for the purposes of supporting cooperative research in soil science and soil survey. The purpose of the 2024 Soil Survey Cooperative Research Proposals is to promote research that informs and improves soil survey. Each proposal must include significant collaboration with soil survey personnel (such as those at the National Soil Survey Center, MLRA Soil Survey or Regional offices). The proposal’s deliverables and their connection to soil survey must be clearly explained. Extra consideration will be given to proposals that include Dynamic Soil Survey research support, with close collaboration with National Soil Survey Center Research Soil Scientists. The work should have national or broad regional application to fill gaps in soil survey databases, provide new approaches to collecting or interpreting soil survey data, and/or address emerging issues in the national research priority areas.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354688

2025 Emerging Markets Program

Sponsor: USDA – Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Program: 2025 Emerging Markets Program

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000

Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Global Programs, announces this funding opportunity to support the Emerging Markets Program by issuing new awards. This opportunity is available to U.S. entities to develop, maintain, or expand markets for exports of United States agricultural commodities and to promote cooperation and exchange of information between agricultural institutions and agribusinesses in the United States and emerging markets.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353357

2025 Quality Samples Program

Sponsor: USDA – Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Program: 2025 Quality Samples Program

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: Anticipating 12-22 awards from overall $2.5M budget.

Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Global Programs, announces this funding opportunity to support the Quality Samples Program by issuing new awards. This opportunity is available to U.S. entities to provide funding for projects that provide commodity samples to potential foreign importers to promote a better understanding and appreciation for the high quality of U.S. agricultural commodities.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353358

2025 Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program

Sponsor: USDA – Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Program: 2025 Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000

Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Global Programs, announces this funding opportunity to support the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops program by issuing new awards. This opportunity is available to U.S. entities to provide funding for projects that seek to remove, resolve, or mitigate existing or potential sanitary, phytosanitary, or technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353359

A model for predicting and minimizing impact of post-consumer recycled resins on injection molding cycle time

Sponsor: Amcor

Program: A model for predicting and minimizing impact of post-consumer recycled resins on injection molding cycle time

Deadline: July 31, 2024

Funding Level: Not specified

Summary: Post-consumer recycled (PCR) content in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles is on the rise. Brands are demanding the inclusion of 15% - 100% of recycled plastic in their bottles. In 2-step stretch blow molding of PET containers, the first step is to injection mold the plastic into the shape of a preform, which looks like a test tube with a threaded neck. Cycle time refers to the total time required to complete one cycle of the injection molding process, from feeding the resin to dispensing the preform. It includes various stages, such as melting the resin, injecting and molding, holding, demolding and cooling before dispensing the finished parts. In the context of incorporating PCR content in PET containers, variations in the properties of recycled materials can affect each stage differently compared to the processing of virgin resin alone, leading to longer or inconsistent cycle times. These variations reduce manufacturing efficiency and quality consistency. Amcor is seeking a partner to develop a predictive model to minimize the impact of PCR content on injection molding cycle time.

https://www.halo.science/research/materials/a-tool-for-predicting-minimizing-impact-of-rpet-on-injection-cycle-time

A.43 Earth Action: Health and Air Quality

Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Program: A.43 Earth Action: Health and Air Quality

Deadline: August 6, 2024

Funding Level: Varies

Summary: The Health and Air Quality applications area is managing this program element. This applications area supports the use of Earth observations in air quality management and public health, particularly regarding infectious disease and environmental health issues. The area addresses issues of toxic and pathogenic exposure and health-related hazards and their effects for risk characterization and mitigation. The area promotes uses of Earth observing data and models regarding implementation of air quality standards, policy, and regulations for economic and human welfare. The Health and Air Quality Applications area also addresses risks and effects of climate change on public health and air quality to support managers and policy makers in their planning and preparations.

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7b63B7B425-352A-564D-7EDC-86A9B976A485%7d&path=&method=init

Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)

Deadline: September 16, 2024

Funding Level: Varies depending on Track

Summary: The contemporary research landscape is a collaborative and international enterprise requiring high level coordination among multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural teams. As such, the Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations program (AccelNet) values cooperation over competition. Program goals are to 1) leverage prior NSF support for building research capacity towards activities that launch international research network of networks (NoN) that will lead to an accelerated advancement of an area of science after the award period and 2) recruit and foster a diverse and internationally competent US-based workforce trained in conducting and leading multi-team international collaboration. Any area funded by the National Science Foundation is eligible, particularly those addressing grand research challenges identified within research communities and/or by NSF.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/accelerating-research-through-international/nsf23-619/solicitation

Access to Infant and Toddler Care and Education: Research and Evaluation

Sponsor: US Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Children and Families - OPRE

Program: Access to Infant and Toddler Care and Education: Research and Evaluation

Deadline: July 8, 2024

Funding Level: $450,000

Summary: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) intends to solicit applications for Access to Infant and Toddler Care and Education: Research and Evaluation awards. The early care and education (ECE) landscape has shifted in recent years due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, increasing state and local investments in public pre-kindergarten, a declining supply of home-based ECE settings, changing ECE workforce qualification or educational requirements, and ECE workforce shortages and provider instability exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This shifting landscape has implications, including unintended consequences, for access to infant and toddler care and education (i.e., the extent to which families are able to secure care with reasonable effort, the affordability of care, care that meets parents’ needs, care that supports children’s development).This grant opportunity will provide funding to address key research and evaluation questions related to care and education access for infants and toddlers at the national, state, or local level. Specifically, these awards will support either: descriptive research studies to document current access, shifts in access over time, or the characteristics of specific policies, practices, or other efforts that may be affecting access; or evaluations to explore the implementation or effects of specific policies, practices, or other efforts that may be affecting access. Proposed projects can include primary data collection and/or leverage secondary data sources. Proposed projects can use quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods data at the national, state or territory, or local level.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/351880

Adaptation of Diabetes Control Technologies for Older Adults with T1D (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program: Adaptation of Diabetes Control Technologies for Older Adults with T1D (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: July 17, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000 (approx.)

Summary: The main objective of this NOFO is to foster development and testing of technologies adaptable to aging-related changes in older adults (aged 65 years or older) with T1D to improve diabetes management and quality of life. Older adults may have increased vulnerability to hypoglycemia, cognitive impairment and/or multiple co-morbidities which may affect the risks and benefits of these technologies in this population. Projects will be funded to a) develop and test new technologies and b) to adapt and test existing technologies. It is expected that aging-adaptive diabetes technologies that address barriers for use among older adults with T1D will improve usability, adoption and adherence decreasing the risk of hypoglycemia (and hypoglycemia unawareness) while enhancing glycemic control, facilitating better diabetes management, and improving quality of life for these individuals and their caregivers.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-24-002.html

Addressing Childhood Obesity and Health Inequities

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Program: Addressing Childhood Obesity and Health Inequities

Deadline: June 27, 2024

Funding Level: $1,000,000

Summary: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is issuing this call for proposals to advance efforts that will support, sustain, and evolve the work of organizations and communities that have been at the forefront of equity-oriented childhood obesity prevention. Each award will be a minimum of $1,000,000. This call for proposals (CFP) is seeking projects with the potential to support, sustain, and evolve the field in promoting systems-level change to prevent childhood obesity, address structural racism, and advance health equity.

https://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/active-funding-opportunities/2024/addressing-childhood-obesity-and-health-inequities.html

Advancing health & enhancing nutrition via gene editing

Sponsor: Bayer Crop Science

Program: Advancing health & enhancing nutrition via gene editing

Deadline: July 31, 2024

Funding Level: Not specified

Summary: Are you passionate about using science to improve human health and the environment? We are seeking to partner with academic researchers and companies to develop new fruit and vegetable products that have increased nutritional content, enhanced consumer appeal or positive impact on the environment by harnessing the speed and precision of gene editing/new breeding techniques. Let’s work together to create a future where fruits and vegetables are even more delicious and nutritious, while decreasing food waste.

https://www.halo.science/research/agriculture/gene-editing-fruit-vegetable

AFRI Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development

Sponsor: USDA – NIFA

Program: AFRI Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development

Deadline: December 5, 2024

Funding Level: $750,000

Summary: The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s Education and Workforce Development program areas to support:

1. professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals;

2. non-formal education that cultivates food and agricultural interest in youth;

3. workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges;

4. training of undergraduate students in research and extension;

5. fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353006

AFRI: Foundational and Applied Sciences RFA

Sponsor: USDA – NIFA

Program: AFRI: Foundational and Applied Sciences RFA

Deadline: Varies – August through November 2024

Funding Level: Varies depending on program and grant type.

Summary: The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas across 39 programs to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Research-only, extension-only, and integrated research, education and/or extension projects are solicited in this Request for Applications (RFA). See Foundational and Applied Science RFA for specific detail.

https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/funding-opportunities/agriculture-food-research-initiative-foundational-applied-science

AgriProspects Workforce Development Network

Sponsor: AgriProspects Workforce Development Network

Program: Mini-grants Program

Deadline: July 31, 2024

Funding Level: $100,000

Summary: AgriProspects is a five year grant program awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) (AFRI Education and Workforce Development Competitive Grant 2023-67037-40533) whose aims are to foster regional cooperation amongst workforce development practitioners; identify workforce ecosystem gaps; and offer collaborative, adaptive solutions to local and regional employment challenges in the food and agriculture sector. The AgriProspects mini-grant program bolsters Cooperative Extension’s work in this area by supporting grant projects that meaningfully invest in practice and collaboration across 1994, 1890, and 1862 institutions; develop partnerships with businesses, employers, and agencies, and/or intermediaries; and are skills-informed. All Land-Grant Colleges & Universities are encouraged to apply regardless of membership status in the Extension Foundation.

https://agriprospects.extension.org/mini-grant-rfp/

AHRQ Health Services Research (3 Funding Opportunities)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program: AHRQ Health Services Research (3 Funding Opportunities)

Deadline: May and June 2024

Funding Level: $100,000 or $400,000 depending on program

Summary: The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to seek health services research grant applications focused on AHRQ research priorities, including improving healthcare quality and patient safety, improving healthcare delivery and practice improvement, and enhancing whole-person healthcare delivery. AHRQ supports research in all healthcare settings, including the hospital, long-term care, ambulatory care, home healthcare, pharmacy, and care transitions between settings. Research may involve many partners and other groups, including patients, families, clinicians, non-clinical healthcare staff, policymakers, payers, healthcare organizations, providers and accreditors, local and State governments, the Federal Government, and others.

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-24-154.html

AHRQ Small Health Services Research Grant Program (R03)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-24-155.html

AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-24-156.html

AI for Climate and Nature Grand Challenge

Sponsor: Bezos Earth Fund

Program: AI for Climate and Nature Grand Challenge

Deadline: July 30, 2024 (Phase 1 – Seed Grants)

Funding Level: $50,000

Summary: The Bezos Earth Fund is exploring new ideas for multiplying the impact of climate and nature efforts using modern AI. The first round of the Grand Challenge will focus on sustainable proteins, power grid optimization, and biodiversity conservation, in addition to embracing visionary wildcard solutions for climate and nature. Each round will include the following two phases: In Phase 1, up to 30 Seed Grantees will receive $50,000 each and an invitation to join the Phase 2 Innovation Sprint. At the end of Phase 2, up to 15 Implementation Grantees will receive up to $2 million each.

https://www.aiforclimateandnature.org/

American Mosquito Control Association

Sponsor: American Mosquito Control Association

Program: Research Fund Grants

Deadline: July 31, 2024

Funding Level: $55,000

Summary: The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Research Fund invites new pre-proposals for research on mosquito control and related topics for funding for calendar year 2025. While proposals related to any aspect of mosquito control are welcome, this year’s AMCA Research Fund will prioritize funding research related to mosquito and arbovirus surveillance. This can be broadly defined as any tool or strategy that will improve prediction, detection, or operational decision-making related to arboviruses and/or target mosquito species. Priority will be given to proposals that highlight how these tools will directly assist control personnel and/or researchers to track and suppress disease transmission or proliferation of problematic mosquito populations. Collaborations with mosquito control agencies are highly encouraged.

https://www.mosquito.org/research-fund/

Anti-thrombotic and bleeding time prolongation model in rabbit

Sponsor: Private company

Program: Anti-thrombotic and bleeding time prolongation model in rabbit

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: Not specified

Summary: We are a large pharmaceutical company with a worldwide footprint and are searching for an in vivo model in rabbit. Although we are committed to reduce the usage of animals for Research & Development purposes as much as possible, alternative in vitro assays cannot replace those in vivo models completely yet. We would thus like to partner with a research laboratory capable of using such a large animal in vivo model for testing of drug candidates on an ongoing basis. New and safe anti-thrombotic treatment therapies during intensive medical care (ICU) are still needed, which take the special requirements of the ICU regarding thrombus prevention or lysis and a low bleeding risk into account. With such a model we would like to investigate the efficacy and therapeutic window of potential new drugs.

https://www.halo.science/research/medicine/combined-anti-thrombotic-bleeding-time-prolongation-model-in-rabbit

ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Annual Grants

Sponsor: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Program: ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Annual Grants

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Funding Level: $25,000

Summary: The ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation funds exceptional scientific research projects submitted by early-career investigators of clinical nutrition and metabolic support in alignment with the priorities outlined in the ASPEN Research Agenda: https://www.nutritioncare.org/Research/ASPEN_s_Research_Agenda/

https://www.nutritioncare.org/Research/ARRF/ASPEN_Rhoads_Research_Foundation_Annual_Grants/

Assisting Specialty Crop Exports (Four Programs)

Sponsor: USDA – Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Program: Assisting Specialty Crop Exports (Four Programs)

Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Trade and Regulatory Capacity Building, announces this funding opportunity to support the Assisting Specialty Crop Exports (ASCE) Initiative by issuing new award(s). This opportunity is available to all eligible applicants and is intended to support initiatives described to promote the export of U.S. specialty crops to current and prospective foreign markets.

Regional Alignment of Pesticide Regulatory Systems and Trade Facilitative MRLs

Deadline: July 29, 2024

Funding Level: Varies depending on track; up to $4,000,000

The goal of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support the development and implementation of risk-based pesticide regulatory systems and MRL policy consistent with Codex and/or the U.S. system and based on the WTO SPS Agreement.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354274

Increasing Data Generation for Codex and Harmonized MRL Setting

Deadline: July 17, 2024

Funding Level: $2,000,000

The goal of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to reduce the number of missing and misaligned MRLs by supporting collaborative pesticide residue research and data generation capacity for the establishment of Codex MRLs. Priority should be given to establishing Codex MRLs for specialty crops that benefit U.S. specialty crop producers and exports.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354275

Sustainable Packaging Innovation Lab (ASCE-SPIL)

Deadline: July 17, 2024

Funding Level: $5,000,000

The Assisting Specialty Crop Exports Sustainable Packaging Innovation Lab (ASCE-SPIL) project seeks to support research and implementation projects that advance U.S. specialty crop exports by developing innovative solutions to emerging foreign regulatory requirements for packaging and labeling of specialty crops.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354272

APEC Import MRL Guidelines Implementation Program

Deadline: July 17, 2024

Funding Level: $3,000,000

The goal of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support the establishment of import MRLs through the adoption and implementation of the official “Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Import MRL Guideline for Pesticides” in APEC member economies.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354273

Automated solutions for open-field plot grid creation (Hi-Res UAV imagery)

Sponsor: Bayer Crop Science

Program: Automated solutions for open-field plot grid creation (Hi-Res UAV imagery)

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: $100,000

Summary: In the realm of agricultural research, the creation of open-field plot grids is essential for structuring experiments, such as testing different crop varieties or growing conditions systematically, particularly in field trials for vegetables. This conceptual map or grid is an important component of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) image processing workflow, as it is used as a digital overlay to analyze and manage data collected from those plots. Traditionally, the creation of open-field plot grids for UAV image processing in vegetable trials has heavily relied on manual GPS measurements. However, this method is beset with challenges, notably being time-consuming, labor-intensive, and susceptible to errors. These difficulties are particularly pronounced in scenarios where high-precision transplanters are not readily available. In these cases, seedlings are often planted manually, which can lead to significant variability in plant spacing and depth. When planting patterns are inconsistent, leading to unevenly spaced or misaligned crops, it becomes more difficult to accurately identify and delineate individual plots in the images captured by UAVs. Without precise plot GPS measurements, the UAV image processing workflow cannot generate accurate crop traits or correctly assign those traits to individual plots. Thus, there exists a pressing need for a more efficient, accurate, and reliable solution to facilitate the creation of open-field plot grids in vegetable trials.

https://www.halo.science/research/agriculture/soil-grid

B.13 Heliophysics U.S. Participating Investigator

Sponsor: NASA

Program: B.13 Heliophysics U.S. Participating Investigator

Deadline: January 29, 2025

Funding Level: $375,000

Summary: The Heliophysics U.S. Participating Investigator (H-USPI) program element solicits potential Heliophysics investigations in which investigators participate as a CoInvestigator (Co-I) for an instrument, experiment, or technology demonstration that is being built and flown by a sponsor agency other than NASA. A proposed investigation as an H-USPI on a non-NASA mission or instrument may take any form that clearly and demonstrably enhances the scientific output of the mission, benefits the U.S. scientific community, and enables the U.S. heliophysics science community access to a highly valued scientific data set.

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7b62C1FD19-24B6-5C11-4128-4C27C742AB7D%7d

Behind the Tray – Food Science for School Meals

Sponsor: USDA – Food and Nutrition Service

Program: Behind the Tray – Food Science for School Meals

Deadline: July 12, 2024

Funding Level: $600,000

Summary: The purpose of the Behind the Tray – Food Science for School Meals cooperative agreement, is to develop and implement a week-long in-person science-based food safety education training program. The education program is designed to enhance the food science literacy of school nutrition professionals. Program participants should learn the fundamentals of food science and food processing, with a special emphasis on food safety and food microbiology topics, learn how this information applies to their job, apply this knowledge to their nutrition programs, and how to better communicate these topics to stakeholders.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354169

Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP)

Deadline: September 5, 2024

Funding Level: Varies by track

Summary: The BoCP program is a cross-directorate and international program led by NSF that invites submission of interdisciplinary proposals addressing grand challenges in biodiversity science within the context of unprecedented environmental change, including climate change. Successful BoCP proposals will test novel hypotheses about functional biodiversity and its connections to shifting biodiversity on a changing planet, with respect to both how environmental change affects taxonomic and functional biodiversity, as well as how the resulting functional biodiversity across lineages feeds back on the environment. Proposals that seek to improve predictive capability about functional biodiversity across temporal and spatial scales by considering the linkages between past, present, and future biological, climatic, and geological processes are also encouraged. While this focus complements several core programs at NSF, it differs by requiring an integrative approach to understanding functional biodiversity as it relates to shifting biodiversity under changing environmental conditions.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/biodiversity-changing-planet-bocp

Biological Threat Reduction with Global Partners Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Sponsor: US Department of Defense (DoD)

Program: Biological Threat Reduction with Global Partners Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Deadline: Open until 2029

Funding Level: Not specified

Summary: The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) protects the United States, its Armed Forces, and our allies from biological threats by strengthening the capabilities of partner nations and the international community to prevent, detect, and prepare for disease outbreaks. BTRP supports international health security efforts to address diseases caused by U.S. Biological Select Agents (https://www.cdc.gov/selectagent/SelectAgentsandToxinsList.html), pathogens of pandemic potential, and emerging (and reemerging) infectious diseases. BTRP achieves its mission through collaboration with partner countries and the international community to minimize the threat of deliberate, accidental, and natural infectious disease outbreaks through enhanced detection, diagnosis, and reporting capabilities and biosecurity and biosafety measures. This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is an extramural endeavor that seeks to bring funding to biosurveillance studies that support biosecurity and biosafety (BS&S) capability building, in-country partnerships, and other needs appropriate to meet BTRP’s mission interests.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353860

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana Foundation

Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana Foundation

Program: Grant Program Fund

Deadline: Quarterly (March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1)

Funding Level: Varies

Summary: The mission of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation is to promote the wellness and well-being of Louisianians by supporting health- or education-related causes. Please contact Andy Schade (aschade@agcenter.lsu.edu) if you are interested in applying to one of the BCBS Louisiana Foundation programs.

https://bcbslafoundation.org/grants/

Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (Anticipated)

Sponsor: US Department of State – Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

Program: Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (Anticipated)

Deadline: Not available; anticipated funding opportunity announcement

Funding Level: $500,000 to $850,000

Summary: The FY24 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding for the Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) to support innovative, high-impact bone marrow failure research. The managing agent for the anticipated funding opportunities is the CDMRP at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC). The BMFRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY24 funding opportunities. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government. The FY24 BMFRP funding opportunity announcements for the following award mechanisms will be posted on the Grants.gov website. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the announcements are released.

https://cdmrp.health.mil/pubs/press/2024/24bmfrppreann

CASA-BIO

Sponsor: CASA-BIO

Program: Six Advancement Workshops in August 2024 (Virtual)

Summary: CASA-Bio is excited to announce our six Advancement Workshops, designed to propel the bioeconomy forward. These interactive workshops will focus on specific research and development challenges and opportunities for the bioeconomy, bringing together experts from academia, industry, and government. The topics of these workshops were selected based on input from the community Town Halls that were hosted earlier in the year and from discussions among the federal, industry, and non-profit stakeholders. Each workshop will include participants selected from open applications from the R&D community and from suggestions by CASA-Bio organizations, ensuring a diverse range of perspectives and expertise. By working together we can develop strategies to leverage fundamental, use-inspired and translational research and development to drive innovation and advance the bioeconomy. Each workshop will be fully virtual and take place over two days in July or August. Explore the six workshop topics below and check back soon to apply!

  • Personalized Health and Medicine for Vaccine and Biologics Delivery
  • Accelerated Breeding for All Economically Important Crops and Animals
  • Creating Value from Waste Carbon for a Circular Bioeconomy
  • Enabling Resilient Biobased Supply Chains
  • Food Protein Diversification
  • Strategies to Improve Carbon and Energy Efficiency of Biomanufacturing

https://www.casa-bio.net/

Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI)

Deadline: October 22, 2024

Funding Level: $1,800,000 (Phase II up to $20,000,000)

Summary: The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities through enhanced collaborations. CCIs integrate research with strong broader impacts, including innovation, education, broadening participation, and informal science communication.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/centers-chemical-innovation-cci

CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN HEALTH SEED GRANTS

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Program: CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN HEALTH SEED GRANTS

Deadline: Rolling through July 2026

Funding Level: $50,000

Summary: We are mainly but not exclusively interested in activities that build connections between basic/early biomedical scientific approaches and ecological, environmental, geological, geographic, and planetary-scale thinking, as well as with population-focused fields, including epidemiology and public health, demography, economics, and urban planning. Also of interest is work piloting new approaches or interactions toward reducing the impact of health-centered activities, such as developing more sustainable systems for health care, care delivery, and biomedical research systems.

https://www.bwfund.org/funding-opportunities/climate-change-and-human-health/climate-change-and-human-health-seed-grants/

Climate Smart Humanities Organizations

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities

Program: Climate Smart Humanities Organizations

Deadline: September 18, 2024 (Optional Draft due August 9, 2024)

Funding Level: $300,000

Summary: As energy costs rise and natural disasters become more frequent, humanities organizations - such as museums, libraries, archives, historic sites, and colleges and universities - face an enormous task: to anticipate operational, physical, and financial impacts of climate-related events on their institutions, while also reducing their own impact on the environment. Climate Smart Humanities Organizations supports these efforts by offering federal matching funds for comprehensive organizational assessments that lead to strategic climate action and adaptation plans. Through the Climate Smart program, your humanities organization can undertake activities such as energy audits, risk assessments, and meetings with consultants. The resulting climate smart plan helps you establish goals and prioritize actions that reduce your organization’s impacts on the environment through mitigation and vulnerability from extreme events through adaptation. Together, mitigation and adaptation can inform a robust road map that addresses climate challenges, protects assets, and facilitates collaboration between internal and external stakeholders. Strategic planning for climate change is an essential part of sustaining humanities organizations’ operations and activities—becoming climate smart.

https://www.neh.gov/program/climate-smart-humanities-organizations-0

Combat Readiness - Medical Research Program

Sponsor: US Department of Defense (DoD) – Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

Program: Combat Readiness - Medical Research Program

Deadline: Anticipated funding opportunities

Funding Level: $1,100,000

Summary: The FY24 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding for the Combat Readiness - Medical Research Program (CRRP) to support military-relevant advanced technology and therapeutic research related to forward-deployable solutions that can promptly address life-threatening injuries, medical threats, and treatments for Service Members in current and future battlefield settings. The managing agent for the anticipated program announcements/funding opportunities is the CDMRP at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC). The CRRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY24 funding opportunities. See focus areas at link below.

https://cdmrp.health.mil/pubs/press/2024/24crrppreann

Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant

Sponsor: USDA – Rural Housing Service

Program: Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant

Deadline: July 3, 2024

Funding Level: $150,000

Summary: The Agency will make grants to public bodies and private nonprofit corporations, (such as States, counties, cities, townships, and incorporated towns and villages, boroughs, authorities, districts, and Indian tribes on Federal and State reservations) to provide associations Technical Assistance and/or training with respect to essential community facilities programs. The Technical Assistance and/or training will assist communities, Indian Tribes, and Nonprofit Corporations to identify and plan for community facility needs that exist in their area. Once those needs have been identified, the Grantee can assist in identifying public and private resources to finance those identified community facility needs.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354676

Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) Pilot Project

Sponsor: USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Program: Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) Pilot Project

Deadline: September 4, 2024

Funding Level: $400,000

Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture – U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service – NHQ – Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (OUAIP) is collaborating with National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through an interagency agreement for implementation of the Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) Pilot Project Cooperative Agreement Program. A webinar has been pre-recorded and is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvexAMyuY2o The presentation and supporting information are posted in the “Related Documents” tab of this opportunity.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354813

Concentrating Solar Flux to Heat & Power

Sponsor: US Department of Energy – Golden Field Office

Program: Concentrating Solar Flux to Heat & Power

Deadline: August 8, 2024

Funding Level: $10,000,000

Summary: This FOA solicits proposals for RD&D associated with Scalable Concentrating Solar Collectors, Scalable Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (sCO2) and Scalable Concentrating Solar-thermal Receivers and Reactors. The three technologies will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353400

ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program

Sponsor: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Program: ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program

Deadline: July 31, 2024

Funding Level: $275,000

Summary: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation program proposals to advance bird species and habitat conservation. The purpose of this program is to help address the loss of 3 billion birds since 1970 by supporting projects that conserve, restore, or enhance grassland, wetland, sage-steppe, and coastal habitats for birds, or gather lacking bird population data with innovative methods, with an emphasis in focal geographies. Approximately $1.1 million is expected to be available for grant awards in 2024. Grant awards will typically range from $100,000 to $275,000. Funded projects should be completed within two years following finalization of a grant agreement.

https://www.nfwf.org/programs/conocophillips-spirit-conservation-program

Correctness for Scientific Computing Systems (CS²)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Correctness for Scientific Computing Systems (CS²)

Deadline: August 13, 2024

Funding Level: $800,000

Summary: Correctness for Scientific Computing Systems (CS2) is a joint program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The program addresses challenges that are both core to DOE’s mission and essential to NSF’s mission of ensuring broad scientific progress. The program’s overarching goal is to elevate correctness as a fundamental requirement for scientific computing tools and tool chains, spanning low-level libraries through complex multi-physics simulations and emerging scientific workflows.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/correctness-scientific-computing-systems-cs2

Countering Wildlife Trafficking and Other Natural Resource Crime in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Sponsor: US Department of State

Program: Countering Wildlife Trafficking and Other Natural Resource Crime in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Deadline: June 24, 2024

Funding Level: Varies by region

Summary: The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out projects to counter wildlife and timber trafficking in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with an aim to build upon partner countries’ civilian law enforcement capacities and capabilities by: (1) Increasing the disruption and interdiction of illicit trade, (2) Strengthening investigative and enforcement functions, (3) Enhancing prosecutorial and judicial capacity, and (4) Developing and implementing cross-border and regional law enforcement coordination and information sharing. Please check list of countries allowed for project locations.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353698

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcement of Topic for the Fiscal Year 2025 and 2026 EPSCoR Research Improvement Infrastructure-Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII-FEC) Program

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Dear Colleague Letter: Announcement of Topic for the Fiscal Year 2025 and 2026 EPSCoR Research Improvement Infrastructure-Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII-FEC) Program

Summary: The Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (FEC) program (NSF 24-573) is an EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) program within the Research Capacity and Competitiveness (RCC) Section of the Office of Integrative Activities. A primary driver of the RII-FEC program is the need to build STEM-driven, interjurisdictional research collaborations with the potential to be nationally and internationally competitive in focus areas consistent with U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) priority program investments and high-priority national challenges (National Science Foundation 2022-2026 Strategic Plan).

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2024/nsf24091/nsf24091.jsp

Dear Colleague Letter: Catalyzing human-centered solutions through research and innovation in science, the environment and society

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Dear Colleague Letter: Catalyzing human-centered solutions through research and innovation in science, the environment and society

Summary: The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to build research capacity and infrastructure to address complex and compounding national and global crises whose solutions require a human-centered approach. To help generate effective and long-lasting solutions, NSF is providing this funding opportunity to inform possible future Centers for Research and Innovation in Science, the Environment and Society (CRISES).

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2024/nsf24074/nsf24074.jsp

Dear Colleague Letter: Enhancing STEM Education, Research Capacity, and Workforce Development in Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Jurisdictions

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Dear Colleague Letter: Enhancing STEM Education, Research Capacity, and Workforce Development in Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Jurisdictions

Summary: In alignment with the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, the U.S. National Science Foundation's Directorate for STEM Education (EDU) affirms its commitment to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, research capacity, workforce development, and professional development within institutions in Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) eligible jurisdictions. Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), EDU encourages new proposal submissions to EDU programs and supplemental funding requests to existing EDU awards led by institutions in the 28 EPSCoR jurisdictions (see list below). In order to achieve this, EDU seeks increased accessibility to the ideas, opportunities, and tools of STEM education and research for students, educators, researchers, communities at all levels and in all settings (both formal and informal), and by the public in EPSCoR jurisdictions, which historically receive less STEM education funding than other regions of the country.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2024/nsf24077/nsf24077.jsp

Dear Colleague Letter: Expanding Geographic and Institutional Diversity in Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Dear Colleague Letter: Expanding Geographic and Institutional Diversity in Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE)

Summary: The U.S. National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) welcomes submissions of both new proposals and supplemental funding requests from Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) eligible institutions. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) aims to broaden geographic and demographic participation and to promote SBE-funded activities that enable sustainable growth and competitiveness across all 28 EPSCoR jurisdictions. Proposals from institutions across EPSCoR-eligible jurisdictions are encouraged to submit to all SBE programs. Collaborative proposals led by EPSCoR institutions, and proposals from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Emerging Research Institutions (ERIs) in EPSCoR jurisdictions are particularly welcomed.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2024/nsf24079/nsf24079.jsp

Dear Colleague Letter: Graduate Research Internships at National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NSF-NIBIB/BETA INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Dear Colleague Letter: Graduate Research Internships at National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NSF-NIBIB/BETA INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Summary: Fostering the growth of a globally competitive and diverse research workforce and advancing the scientific and innovation skills of the Nation is a strategic objective of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF and Center for Biomedical Engineering Technology Acceleration (BETA) housed in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)- National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have entered into a partnership to support the training of graduate students to meet both the NSF's strategic workforce development objectives as well the NIBIB's mission to transform through engineering the understanding of disease and its prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment and NIBIB's support of the next generation of diverse, interdisciplinary researchers across the career continuum.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2024/nsf24083/nsf24083.jsp

Dear Colleague Letter: National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot Demonstration Projects

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Dear Colleague Letter: National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot Demonstration Projects

Summary: The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot, led by the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) of the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been launched as a proof of concept to demonstrate the value and potential impact of the NAIRR concept as described in the NAIRR Task Force Report. Activities aligned with the NAIRR Pilot vision include facilitating researcher and educator requests for computing, model access, and other resources; integrating data, software, platforms, and tools; reaching new and broad communities; fostering positive end user experiences; and building a NAIRR pilot user community. These activities are administered by designated working groups and overseen by the NAIRR Pilot Program Management Office (PPMO).

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2024/nsf24093/nsf24093.jsp

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) Scholarship Supplements for Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Recipients

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) Scholarship Supplements for Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Recipients

Summary: With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for STEM Education (EDU) invites active Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program recipients to submit supplemental funding requests to provide scholarship support for students who meet the qualifications for the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM).

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2024/nsf24094/nsf24094.jsp

Dear Colleague Letter: Planning Proposals for Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST Centers) in Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Dear Colleague Letter: Planning Proposals for Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST Centers) in Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)

Summary: Consistent with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) efforts to increase institutional diversity within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Directorate of STEM Education (EDU) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) jointly encourage the submission of planning proposals for a future CREST center proposal with a focus on research in all areas of CISE to include the participation of the full spectrum of diverse talent in STEM. The CREST Program supports the creation of research centers that will lead to strong societal impacts through 5-year awards. The projects focus on the enhancement of institutional capacity building and research expansion at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST Center awards promote the development of new knowledge, the increase in the research productivity of individual faculty, institution, and the expanded engagement of students from all backgrounds in STEM disciplines.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2024/nsf24089/nsf24089.jsp

Dear Colleague Letter: Posttranscriptional and Posttranslational Modification (PPM)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Dear Colleague Letter: Posttranscriptional and Posttranslational Modification (PPM)

Summary: Presidential Executive Order (EO) 14081 on "Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe and Secure American Bioeconomy" envisions a vital role for biotechnology in harnessing the power of biology to benefit society. From mitigating climate change to ensuring food security, improving human health, and creating resilient supply chains, understanding the mechanisms in cells and organisms that shape how genotype becomes phenotype, and how cellular information is transformed into organismal fitness and performance is central to achieving breakthroughs in biotechnology and growing the bioeconomy. The central dogma of molecular biology has expanded well beyond the flow of information from DNA-to-RNA-to-protein into a system of complex interactions and feedback loops among all these macromolecules and, importantly, their many isoforms and chemically modified variants. Post-transcriptional RNA modifications (PRM) and post-translational protein modifications (PTM) are essential mechanisms used by cells to diversify and regulate the structure and function of RNA and proteins, and to coordinate regulatory and signaling networks. Beyond post-transcriptional and post-translational processing, such as RNA splicing or signal peptide cleavage, the many, possible combinations of covalent PRM and PTM modifications provide a critical mechanism for defining, as well as modulating, cellular and organismal states and functions, and numerous developmental and physiological disorders have been linked to defects in PRM and PTM pathways. The challenge now is to understand how these modifications interact with one another and create multi-layered, dynamic, regulatory networks within cells, that govern organismal phenotype.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2024/nsf24084/nsf24084.jsp

Dear Colleague Letter: Using Long-Term Research Associated Data (ULTRA-Data)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Dear Colleague Letter: Using Long-Term Research Associated Data (ULTRA-Data)

Summary: With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to stimulate and encourage the use and reuse of data from environmental time series research to improve generalizable understanding in fields including (but not limited to) ecology, organismal evolution/adaptation, geoscience, and oceanography. The collection and comparison of long-term environmental measurements are critical to generate an integrated understanding of how ecosystem components interact, test ecological and evolutionary theories, and support the development and testing of ecological models. To advance the understanding of long-term dynamics of populations, communities, and ecosystems, NSF has made substantial investments in the collection and archiving of long-term data. Projects like Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT), Arctic Observing Network (AON), Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS), Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI), Centers for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (CTEMPs), Critical Zone research (CZ), National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB), and Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) sites collect environmental data, make observations, test hypotheses, and in some cases conduct experiments, but few resources are dedicated to accomplishing larger-scale synthesis.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2024/nsf24081/nsf24081.jsp

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Sponsor: US Department of Defense – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Program: Three contract opportunities

Deadline: See dates below

Funding Level: Varies

Summary:

  • Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-wide BAA
    • Due September 26, 2024
    • The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and create the next generation of scientific discovery to fuel innovation throughout the Agency and beyond.
    • https://sam.gov/opp/972be70efd7e4608b01311466edf6b0f/view
  • Biological Technologies
  • Advanced Research Concepts (ARC)
    • Due October 26, 2024
    • The Advanced Research Concepts (ARC) program will rapidly solicit and explore a high volume of promising new ideas for limited-scope investments. Projects will focus on answering high-risk/high-reward fundamental research questions and assessing the impact of further investment on problems of importance to the Department of Defense.
    • https://sam.gov/opp/54ba5dd6825d4d84a2468e52e341cdef/view

Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-wide BAA

Sponsor: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Program: Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-wide BAA

Deadline: September 26, 2024

Funding Level: Not specified

Summary: The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and create the next generation of scientific discovery to fuel innovation throughout the Agency and beyond. DSO serves as “DARPA’s DARPA” by developing and executing an aggressive and forward-leaning portfolio that expands the art of the possible across a broad set of technical areas. DSO aims to create a strategic surprise advantage for the DoD by pushing science towards its fundamental limits. We look to prevent technological surprise by understanding the path commercial research and development (R&D) is taking, anticipating that our adversaries will exploit available technology to develop new capabilities in the coming decades. In addition, the office looks for changes at the global scale and the impact such changes may have on our nation.

In support of this mission, the DSO Office-wide BAA invites proposers to submit innovative basic or applied research concepts or studies and analysis proposals that address one or more of the following technical thrust areas:

  • Novel Materials & Structures,
  • Sensing & Measurement,
  • Computation & Processing,
  • Enabling Operations,
  • Collective Intelligence, and
  • Emerging Threats.

https://sam.gov/opp/972be70efd7e4608b01311466edf6b0f/view

DE-FOA-0003274 - MACRO - Mixed Algae Conversion Research Opportunity

Sponsor: US Department of Energy – Golden Field Office

Program: DE-FOA-0003274 - MACRO - Mixed Algae Conversion Research Opportunity

Deadline: June 27, 2024

Funding Level: $3,000,000

Summary: Building a clean and equitable energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This FOA will advance the Biden Administration’s goals to deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050 to the benefit of all Americans. This FOA is funded by two Department of Energy (DOE) offices: the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management’s (FECM) Carbon Conversion Program. BETO’s primary focus is on developing technologies that convert domestic biomass and/or waste resources to affordable biofuels and bioproducts that significantly reduce carbon emissions on a life-cycle basis as compared to equivalent petroleum-based products.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353481

Delta Health Care Service Grant Program

Sponsor: USDA – Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Program: Delta Health Care Service Grant Program

Deadline: August 12, 2024

Funding Level: $1,000,000

Summary: The Rural Business-Cooperative Service announces the availability of $3,000,000 in competitive grant funds for the FY 2024 Delta Health Care Services Grant (DHCS) Program as authorized under Section 379G of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2008u), as amended by the Agricultural Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-334). The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region, through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions and economic development entities in the Delta Region.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354896

Desalination and Water Purification Research Program Pitch to Pilot FY 24

Sponsor: US Department of the Interior – Bureau of Reclamation

Program: Desalination and Water Purification Research Program Pitch to Pilot FY 24

Deadline: July 24, 2024

Funding Level: $300,000

Summary: The United States Department of the Interior (Department), Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) Desalination and Water Purification Research Program (DWPR) works with Reclamation researchers and partners to develop innovative, cost-effective, and technologically efficient ways to desalinate and treat water. DWPR funding plays a critical role in iterating an idea from the lab to a real-world demonstration, yielding products that serve the water treatment community and attract commercialization interest.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/347623

DoD Tick-Borne Disease, Idea Development Award

Sponsor: US Department of Defense (DoD)

Program: DoD Tick-Borne Disease, Idea Development Award

Deadline: October 3, 2024

Funding Level: $525,000

Summary: The FY24 TBDRP Idea Development Award is intended to support conceptually innovative research that could lead to impactful discoveries or significant advancements that will accelerate progress toward reducing the burden of Lyme disease and/or other tick-borne diseases and conditions and improve patient care, and/or the quality of life for military Service Members, Veterans, and their Families, as well as the American public. Research supported by an Idea Development Award should be conceptually innovative, introduce a new concept or question, challenge existing paradigms, approach issues from a new perspective, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities and should not merely be a next logical step or an incremental advance on published data or ongoing research. Inclusion of preliminary data relevant to the proposed studies is neither required nor prohibited for the Idea Development Award; however, in its absence, strong rationale for achieving interpretable results must be provided.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353715

E.11 Consortium in Biological Sciences

Sponsor: NASA

Program: E.11 Consortium in Biological Sciences

Deadline: July 17, 2024 (Mandatory NOI due June 17, 2024)

Funding Level: $2,500,000

Summary: Amended May 17, 2024. This amendment presents a new program element in ROSES-2024. NASA seeks to support a consortium in space-relevant biological sciences including academic institutions with demonstrated expertise within the human health, animal, and plant sciences.

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7bB71A5F45-1C0A-FBA9-43C7-8DD47F2C720D%7d&path=&method=init

Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity (EPIIC)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity (EPIIC)

Deadline: June 27, 2024 (Required pre-proposal)

Funding Level: $400,000

Summary: The purpose of this solicitation is to broaden participation in innovation ecosystems that advance key technologies (e.g., advanced manufacturing, advanced wireless, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, quantum information science, semiconductors, novel materials, and microelectronics) by supporting capacity-building efforts at institutions of higher education (IHEs) interested in growing external partnerships. Creation of this program is motivated by the commitment of the National Science Foundation (NSF), including the newly established NSF Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP), to accelerate scientific and technological innovation nationwide and empower all Americans to participate in the U.S. research and innovation enterprise. Establishing more inclusive innovation ecosystems will require broad networks of partners working together in support of use-inspired research; the translation of such research to practice or commercial application; and the development of a skilled workforce.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/enabling-partnerships-increase-innovation-capacity

Enhancing African Women Farmers’ Capacity to Participate in School Meals Value Chains

Sponsor: USDA – Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Program: Enhancing African Women Farmers’ Capacity to Participate in School Meals Value Chains

Deadline: August 9, 2024

Funding Level: $617,000

Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS), Global Programs, Agricultural Economic Development announces this competitive notice of funding opportunity to support the Technical Agricultural Assistance Program by issuing a new award(s). This opportunity is available to State cooperative institutions or other colleges and universities in the United States, as defined at 7 USC 3103. It is intended to enhance African women farmers’ capacity to participate in school meals value chains, through agricultural education following a Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) program approach.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354758

Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program

Sponsor: USDA – NIFA

Program: Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program

Deadline: July 11, 2024

Funding Level: $250,000

Summary: The Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Program provides grants to non-profits to increase the number of military veterans gaining knowledge and skills through comprehensive, hands-on and immersive model farm and ranch programs offered regionally that lead to successful careers in the food and agricultural sector. The program encourages the development of training opportunities specifically designed for military veterans. AgVets projects will offer onsite, hands-on training and classroom education leading to a comprehensive understanding of successful farm and ranch operations and management practices. Projects may also offer workforce readiness and employment prospects for service-disabled veterans. Ensuring there are pathways for military veterans interested in pursuing careers in agriculture — regardless of age or production choice — strengthens agricultural production and rural economies across the United States. NIFA requests applications for the AgVets to provide grants to nonprofit organizations for training programs and services to establish and enhance farming and ranching opportunities for military veterans.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354865

Enhancing stabilization in microbials and sensitive biomolecules

Sponsor: Private Company

Program: Enhancing stabilization in microbials and sensitive biomolecules

Deadline: July 31, 2024

Funding Level: $150,000

Summary: Biologicals, including beneficial microorganisms and biomolecules, such as proteins, peptides, enzymes, and nucleic acids, are increasingly valued in global agricultural, horticultural, and specialty markets. These biologicals complement current input products but face significant challenges due to limited access to cool storage, which shortens their shelf life. Even when stored in cold conditions, once these biologicals are applied to seeds, for instance, they must remain stable for up to 24 months. This requires the biologicals to maintain minimum viable/active threshold levels in the presence of various seed treatment products, including, but not limited to, insecticides and fungicides. These treated seeds are typically stored between 20-30°C (70-90°F), further impacting the stability of sensitive biologicals. Conditions such as thermal stress, desiccation, humidity, and metabolic quiescence (a state where metabolic activity significantly decreases) can also reduce the activity of these biologicals over time.

https://www.halo.science/research/agriculture/significantly-enhance-microbial-and-sensitive-biomolecule-stabilization

Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Program: Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

Deadline: November 21, 2024

Funding Level: $10,000,000 to $20,000,000

Summary: The Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grant program (Community Change Grants), created by the Inflation Reduction Act, offers an unprecedented $2 billion in grants under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The Community Change Grants will fund community-driven projects that address climate challenges and reduce pollution while strengthening communities through thoughtful implementation. This historic level of support will enable communities and their partners to overcome longstanding environmental challenges and implement meaningful solutions to meet community needs now and for generations to come. There will be two tracks of funding under this opportunity. Track I will fund approximately 150 large, transformational community-driven investment grants of $10 million - $20 million. Track II will fund approximately 20 meaningful engagement grants of $1 million - $3 million. Grants cannot exceed 3-years in duration. Please review the NOFO for further information about the exciting opportunities under the Community Change Grants program and details about the application process.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/351071

EPSCoR Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (EPSCoR CREST Centers)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: EPSCoR Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (EPSCoR CREST Centers)

Deadline: December 6, 2024

Funding Level: $7,000,000

Summary: EPSCoR CREST Center awards provide support to enhance the research capabilities of institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research in EPSCoR jurisdictions. EPSCoR CREST Center awards promote the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students from EPSCoR jurisdictions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/epscor-centers-research-excellence-science

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement-Focused EPSCoR Collaborations Program

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement-Focused EPSCoR Collaborations Program

Deadline: January 28, 2025 (LOI due December 17, 2024)

Funding Level: $6,000,000 (with three EPSCoR jurisdictions)

Summary: The RII-FEC program (formerly known as “EPSCoR Track-2 program”) builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) focus areas consistent with the current National Science Foundation Strategic Plan. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two EPSCoR eligible jurisdictions with complementary expertise and resources necessary to address challenges, which neither party could address as well or as rapidly independently. RII-FEC projects have a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary diversity. The projects’ STEM research and education activities seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of all individuals, institutions, and sectors. Additionally, EPSCoR recognizes that the development of early-career faculty from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields is critical to sustaining and advancing research capacity. The integration and inclusion of Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), women’s colleges, Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), and two-year colleges is a critical component of this sustainable STEM capacity.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/epscor-research-infrastructure-improvement-focused

F24AS00022 - Coastal Program - FY24

Sponsor: US Fish and Wildlife Service

Program: F24AS00022 - Coastal Program - FY24

Deadline: September 30, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000

Summary: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Coastal Program is a voluntary, community-based program that provides technical and financial assistance primarily through cooperative agreements to coastal communities, conservation partners, and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The Coastal Program staff coordinates with partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation goals and priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve Federal trust species and their habitats. Projects are developed in collaboration with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/350418

FCO -- SPATT and Cyanotoxins Analyses

Sponsor: US Geological Survey (USGS)

Program: FCO -- SPATT and Cyanotoxins Analyses

Deadline: June 24, 2024

Funding Level: Contract opportunity

Summary: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), California Water Science Center (CAWSC) requests analysis of the cyanotoxins (microcystins, anatoxins, cylindrospermopsins, saxitoxins, nodularin, and anabaenopeptins) from solid phase adsorption toxin tracking (SPATT) samplers and whole water samples.

https://sam.gov/opp/725bed7464d84d9aa21e1790f75e11b0/view

Federal TRIO Programs: Student Support Services (SSS) Program

Sponsor: US Department of Education – Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Program: Federal TRIO Programs: Student Support Services (SSS) Program

Deadline: July 15, 2024

Funding Level: $272,364

Summary: Purpose of Program: The purpose of the SSS Program is to increase the number of disadvantaged students, including low-income college students, first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities, who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level. The support services that are provided should increase the retention and graduation rates for these categories of students and facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges and universities. The support services should also foster an institutional climate that supports the success of students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are historically underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system, and other disconnected students. Student support services should also improve the financial and economic literacy of students.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353567

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Sustainable Intensification (CRSI)

Sponsor: USAID

Program: Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Sustainable Intensification (CRSI)

Deadline: July 12, 2024

Funding Level: $25,000,000 for leader award; associate awards also available

Summary: The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Sustainable Intensification (CRSI) will conduct research on developing and adapting SI technologies across biophysical and socioeconomic conditions including production, economic, environmental, human, and social indicators. This will be paired with research on technologies and approaches that support the localization and targeting of SI technologies at the field, farm/household, and landscape levels to tailor information across field and landscape level variability. With access to locally-appropriate SI technologies, stakeholders will be able to better promote and adopt agricultural, soil and water technologies that simultaneously provide a pathway out of poverty and food insecurity, while supporting climate adaptation and mitigation.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354182

Fiscal Year 2024 Building Partner Capacity and Promoting Resiliency and Equity under Clean Water Act, Wetlands, Nonpoint Source, Monitoring, Assessment and Listing Programs

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Program: Fiscal Year 2024 Building Partner Capacity and Promoting Resiliency and Equity under Clean Water Act, Wetlands, Nonpoint Source, Monitoring, Assessment and Listing Programs

Deadline: July 17, 2024

Funding Level: $550,000

Summary: The EPA is soliciting applications from eligible entities to provide support for training and related activities to build the capacity of agricultural partners, state, territorial and Tribal officials and nongovernmental stakeholders in activities to be carried out to support the goals of the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d) Program, the CWA 305(b) Program, the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program, the Nonpoint Source (CWA Section 319) Program, the Fish Monitoring/Advisory Programs, the Recreational Waters/Beach Monitoring Programs, and the Water Quality Monitoring Program.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354476

Fiscal Year 2025 Distinguished Early Career Program

Sponsor: US Department of Energy (DOE)

Program: Fiscal Year 2025 Distinguished Early Career Program

Deadline: August 6, 2024

Funding Level: $800,000

Summary: The Distinguished Early Career Program (DECP) is the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) most prestigious award for the most innovative distinguished faculty members beginning their independent careers. The intent of the program is to provide stable support to those faculty to form the impactful research groups, innovative lines of inquiry, educational approaches, and critical new research directions that will drive the next generation of nuclear energy innovation.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354354

Focus on Recruiting Emerging Climate and Adaptation Scientists and Transformers (FORECAST)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Focus on Recruiting Emerging Climate and Adaptation Scientists and Transformers (FORECAST)

Deadline: January 29, 2025

Funding Level: $100,000 to $7,500,000 depending on Track

Summary: Focus On Recruiting Emerging Climate and Adaptation Scientists and Transformers (FORECAST) seeks to facilitate the transition from status quo graduate career preparation to a student-centered model with a particular emphasis on building entrepreneurial and innovation capacity at emerging research institutions (ERIs). Transformers are scientists ready to tackle the challenges the nation and world are facing due to climate change. This opportunity will adopt the spirit of multiple directives for the research community; for example, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report on Earth System Science and the Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education report on Engaged Research. These directives call on the research enterprise to support the building of a robust scientific workforce ready to work with communities in addressing societal challenges. Through convergence research approaches to address societal challenges, the transdisciplinary researchers engaged in FORECAST will foster community resilience and the translation of research outcomes for societal benefits, as well as gain a broader understanding of the governmental context related to these issues.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/focus-recruiting-emerging-climate-adaptation

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program

Sponsor: USDA – NIFA

Program: Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program

Deadline: August 13, 2024

Funding Level: $262,500

Summary: This grant program supports: (1) training students for master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences; and (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Applicants provide clarity about the philosophy of their graduate training, and relevance to USDA mission sciences, NIFA priorities and national science education policies and statistics. Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems.

https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/funding-opportunities/national-needs-graduate-postgraduate-fellowship-grants-program-funding-opportunity

Food for Progress Program

Sponsor: USDA – Foreign Agricultural Service

Program: Food for Progress Program

Deadline: July 1, 2024

Funding Level: $20,000,000 to $35,000,000

Summary: The Food for Progress (FFPr) Program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities to developing countries and emerging democracies committed to introducing and expanding free enterprise in the agricultural sector. The commodities are generally sold on the local market and the proceeds are used to support agricultural development activities. Food for Progress has two high-level strategic objectives: (1) increase agricultural productivity, and (2) expand trade of agricultural products (domestically, regionally, and internationally). Project locations allowed: Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Madagascar, Tanzania, United Republic of, Benin, Rwanda.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353809

Fusion Innovation Research Engine (FIRE) Collaboratives

Sponsor: US Department of Energy (DOE)

Program: Fusion Innovation Research Engine (FIRE) Collaboratives

Deadline: August 27, 2024

Funding Level: $8,000,000 to $20,000,000

Summary: The Department of Energy (DOE) Fusion Energy Science (FES) program is embarking on a transformative initiative aimed at creating a fusion innovation ecosystem, the “Fusion Innovation Research Engine (FIRE)”, by forming virtual, centrally managed teams called “Collaboratives”, that have a collective goal of bridging FES’s basic science research programs and growing fusion industries, including the activities supported under the FES milestone-based fusion development program.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354411

FWS - White-nose Syndrome Research for Conservation Grants - 2024

Sponsor: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Program: FWS - White-nose Syndrome Research for Conservation Grants - 2024

Deadline: December 15, 2024

Funding Level: $250,000

Summary: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) makes funding available for research and conservation action to support the management of white-nose syndrome (WNS) and susceptible bat species. The Service leads the coordinated National Response to WNS and provides financial and technical assistance to nongovernmental, university, and private researchers, as well as state and local governments, Native American tribes, and federal agencies to support management of WNS and conservation of bats. Projects receiving WNS Research for Conservation Grants will investigate priority questions to improve our collective ability to manage the disease and conduct actions that conserve affected bat species.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354440

FY 2023 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

Sponsor: US Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration

Program: FY 2023 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

Deadline: Ongoing

Funding Level: $

Summary: EDA has authority to provide grants to meet the full range of communities’ and regions’ economic development needs from planning and technical assistance to construction of infrastructure. These grants are made through a series of Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) that can be found on EDA’s website at https://www.eda.gov/funding/funding-opportunities and are designed to support the economic development activities most useful to a community based on its needs and circumstances. EDA funds community or regionally generated ideas and assists communities to advance to the next level of economic development.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/346815

FY 2024 Continuation Of Solicitation For The Office Of Science Financial Assistance Program

Sponsor: US Department of Energy (DOE)

Program: FY 2024 Continuation Of Solicitation For The Office Of Science Financial Assistance Program

Deadline: September 30, 2024

Funding Level: $5,000,000

Summary: The Office of Science (SC) of the Department of Energy (DOE) hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Isotope R&D and Production, and Accelerator R&D and Production.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350408

FY 2024 CONTINUATION OF SOLICITATION FOR THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Sponsor: US Department of Energy (DOE)

Program: FY 2024 CONTINUATION OF SOLICITATION FOR THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Deadline: Not Applicable – Open until September 30, 2024 or until replaced; Pre-Application Encouraged

Funding Level: $5,000 to $5,000,000

Summary: The Office of Science (SC) of the Department of Energy (DOE) hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Isotope R&D and Production, and Accelerator R&D and Production.

https://science.osti.gov/ber/-/media/grants/pdf/foas/2023/DE-FOA-0003177.pdf

FY 2024 Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW)

Sponsor: US Department of Energy

Program: FY 2024 Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW)

Deadline: July 23, 2024

Funding Level: $2,250,000

Summary: Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) aims to build foundations for Office of Science (SC) research through traineeships at academic institutions that have been historically underrepresented in the SC portfolio. RENEW leverages SC’s unique national laboratories, user facilities, and other research infrastructure to provide training opportunities for students and postdoctoral researchers from these institutions. The hands-on experiences gained through RENEW will open new career avenues for trainees, forming a nucleus for a future pool of talented young scientists, engineers, and technicians with the critical skills and expertise needed for the full breadth of SC research activities.

https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/352897

FY 2024 SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant

Sponsor: USDA – Food and Nutrition Service

Program: FY 2024 SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant

Deadline: June 24, 2024

Funding Level: $150,000 to $750,000

Summary: The purpose of the SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant Program is to support State agency efforts to improve and expand recipient fraud prevention, detection, and investigation efforts using the procedures, ideas and practices outlined in the SNAP Fraud Framework.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353702

FY 2024 SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grant

Sponsor: USDA – Food and Nutrition Service

Program: FY 2024 SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grant

Deadline: June 18, 2024

Funding Level: $20,000 to $2,000,000

Summary: A PTIG project may assist State agencies in making investments in systems to improve efficiency, provide excellent customer service, and meet Federal standards as they face unprecedented operational challenges. FNS welcomes other projects that support these objectives and encourages applicants to propose innovative ideas to solve both common and unique problems associated with SNAP application and eligibility processes.

1. Modernize SNAP customer service and client communication to improve accessibility, transparency, and responsiveness in processing applications and determining eligibility.

2. Improve administrative infrastructure and day-to-day SNAP operations in processing applications and determining eligibility.

3. Invest in technology and systems to encourage cross collaboration and cross enrollment between SNAP and other Federal, State, and local assistance programs.

https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/353629

FY 24 IRA Bureau of Land Management Headquarters (HQ) Aquatic Resource Management

Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Program: FY 24 IRA Bureau of Land Management Headquarters (HQ) Aquatic Resource Management

Deadline: July 8, 2024

Funding Level: $2,000,000

Summary: The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) (Headquarters) Aquatic Resources Program protects and restores riparian and wetland areas, aquatic habitats, and water resources to provide functioning ecosystems for a combination of balanced and diverse uses including fish and wildlife, and for the long-term needs of future generations. BLM is requesting projects for the Aquatic Resources Program (15.244) that Build Drought Resilience in Aird Watersheds and/or restore healthy waters through Implementing and/or Increasing BLM's Ability to Implement Riverscape and Wet Meadow Restoration. This program also supports projects funded through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Sections 50221 Resilience, 50222 Ecosystems Restoration and 50303 DOI.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354104

FY24 Candidate Species Conservation Fund

Sponsor: US Fish and Wildlife Service

Program: FY24 Candidate Species Conservation Fund

Deadline: September 30, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000

Summary: The principal objective of this Candidate Species Conservation funding opportunity is to accomplish conservation tasks for high priority candidate species (based on our annual Candidate Species Assessments) or other at-risk species in the United States, such that identified threats to the species may be reduced or eliminated. These efforts are based on cooperative relationships with states, non-governmental organizations, private landowners and those interested in habitat restoration or undertaking candidate and at-risk species research, surveys and monitoring, or educational outreach efforts.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350615

FY24 DEFENSE ESTABLISHED PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (DEPSCoR) – RESEARCH COLLABORATION (RC)

Sponsor: US Department of Defense

Program: FY24 DEFENSE ESTABLISHED PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (DEPSCoR) – RESEARCH COLLABORATION (RC)

Deadline: November 25, 2024

Funding Level: $200,000 to $600,000

Summary: DEPSCoR's objectives are to:

(1) increase the number of university researchers in eligible States/Territories capable of performing science and engineering (S&E research responsive to the needs of the DoD; and

(2) enhance the capabilities of institutions of higher education (IHE) in eligible States/Territories (listed below) to develop, plan, and execute (S&E) research that is relevant to the mission of the DoD, and competitive under the peer-review systems used for awarding Federal research assistance;

(3) increase the probability of long-term growth in the competitively awarded financial assistance that IHE in eligible States receive from the Federal Government for S&E research.

https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/353276

FY24 Department of Navy (DON) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce Program

Sponsor: US Department of Defense – Office of Naval Research

Program: FY24 Department of Navy (DON) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce Program

Deadline: August 30, 2024

Funding Level: $600,000

Summary: The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving a broad range of proposals for augmenting existing and/or developing innovative solutions that directly maintain, and/or cultivate a diverse, world-class Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to maintain the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ technological superiority. The goal of proposed efforts must provide solutions that establish, build, and/or maintain STEM educational pathways of U.S. citizens directly relevant to the needs of Department of Navy’s (DON) current and future workforce.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/351554

FY24 Melanoma Research Program (MRP)

Sponsor: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Program: FY24 Melanoma Research Program (MRP)

Deadline: Varies depending on mechanism

Funding Level: Varies

Summary: The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) is soliciting applications to the fiscal year 2024 (FY24) Melanoma Research Program (MRP) using delegated authority provided by United States Code, Title 10, Section 4001 (10 USC 4001).The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) is the program management agent for this funding opportunity.Congress initiated the MRP in 2019 to provide support for research of high potential impact and exceptional scientific merit.

https://cdmrp.health.mil/funding/mrp

FY24 Parkinson's Research Program (PRP)

Sponsor: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Program: FY24 Parkinson's Research Program (PRP)

Deadline: Varies depending on mechanism

Funding Level: Varies

Summary: The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) is soliciting applications to the fiscal year 2024 (FY24) Parkinson’s Research Program (PRP) using delegated authority provided by United States Code, Title 10, Section 4001 (10 USC 4001).The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) is the program management agent for this funding opportunity.In FY22, Congress transitioned the Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson’s program to PRP and broadened the research from neurotoxin exposure treatment Parkinson’s disease (PD) research to all types of PD research.

https://cdmrp.health.mil/funding/prp

FY24 Rare Cancers Research Program (RCRP)

Sponsor: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Program: FY24 Rare Cancers Research Program (RCRP)

Deadline: Varies depending on mechanism

Funding Level: Varies

Summary: The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) is soliciting applications to the fiscal year 2024 (FY24) Rare Cancers Research Program (RCRP) using delegated authority provided by United States Code, Title 10, Section 4001 (10 USC 4001) is the program management agent for this funding opportunity. FY24 RCRP definition of rare cancers:Cancers affecting 6 or fewer persons per 100,000 per year in the United States.Applicants will be required to provide a justification statement explaining the relevance of the investigated cancer types/subtypes that fall under the RCRP’s definition of rare cancers.

https://cdmrp.health.mil/funding/rcrp

FY24 Recovery Implementation

Sponsor: US Fish and Wildlife Service

Program: FY24 Recovery Implementation

Deadline: September 24, 2024

Funding Level: $2,000,000

Summary: The principal objective of this Recovery Implementation funding opportunity is to support the implementation of priority recovery actions for federally endangered and threatened species. The ESA conveys the importance of recovery plans as a central organizing tool for guiding each species recovery process by requiring their development for every listed species. Recovery plans establish an overall recovery vision that, among other things: • Defines the point at which protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are no longer needed, • Identifies and prioritizes the most effective and feasible suite of recovery actions that will promote species survival and recovery, • Provides the public and policy makers with an overall estimate of the time and cost to recover species, and the ability to measure success and resources needs, and • Aids the Service in working with others to improve the status for imperiled species.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350612

FY25 Brownfields Job Training (JT) Grants

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Program: FY25 Brownfields Job Training (JT) Grants

Deadline: August 15, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000

Summary: Training programs funded by the Brownfields Job Training Grant provide program graduates with the opportunity to seek and obtain environmental jobs that contractors may otherwise fill from outside the affected community. EPA intends to use this grant opportunity to support the creation of good-paying jobs with the free and fair choice to join a union and the incorporation of strong labor standards and workforce programs. Brownfields Job Training Grants help residents take advantage of jobs across a spectrum of brownfield related activities, including the assessment, cleanup, remediation, and planning/site preparation for the revitalization of brownfields. This can involve the assessment and cleanup of solid and hazardous waste; chemical risk management; stormwater management relating to site cleanup; planning and site preparation for low impact development activities; planning and site preparation for green infrastructure installation and maintenance; and vulnerability assessment and contamination mitigation planning. Applicants will be evaluated on the extent to which they partner with and secure hiring commitments from local contractors and other stakeholders in communities where EPA-funded projects are located.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354298

FY25 Saltonstall-Kennedy Pre-Proposal Competition

Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Program: FY25 Saltonstall-Kennedy Pre-Proposal Competition

Deadline: July 23, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000

Summary: The Saltonstall-Kennedy Act established a fund (known as the S-K fund) used by the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures (see section IV, F; Funding Restrictions). Under this authority, grants and cooperative agreements are made on a competitive basis (subject to availability of funding) to assist in carrying out projects to expand domestic and foreign markets related to U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354452

Global Water Security Program

Sponsor: US Department of Defense (DoD)

Program: Global Water Security Program

Deadline: June 18, 2024

Funding Level: $9,600,000

Summary: The purpose of this NFO is to provide the Department of Defense with an assistance mechanism for the recipient to furnish data and expert analysis on the water security implications of seasonal to decadal weather and climate events in support of DoD operational and strategic planning. In support of strategic planning efforts, the GWS program will have a particular focus on the food and energy implications of water availability and extreme weather events. Key customers for the GWS program support include OUSD(P) sponsored initiatives such as the Defense Operational Resilience International Cooperation (DORIC) program, Combatant Commands, allies and partners, and the interagency in support of DoD initiatives to build cooperation and planning. It is anticipated that the GWS program will become a scientific resource across the US Federal Government with a focus on security and stability implications of water, food, and energy challenges.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354204

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Deadline: Varies by discipline

Funding Level: $53,000 per year

Summary: The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides up to three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The GRFP supports over 100 subfields.

https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)

Sponsor: US Department of Education

Program: Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)

Deadline: June 24, 2024

Funding Level: $100,000 to $750,000

Summary: Purpose of Program: The GAANN Program provides grants to academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to support graduate fellowships for students with excellent academic records in their previous programs of study who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353694

Harvest Health Breakthrough Crop Challenge

Sponsor: Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR)

Program: Harvest Health Breakthrough Crop Challenge

Deadline: August 7, 2024 (application opens June 12, 2024)

Funding Level: $1,000,000

Summary: The Harvest for Health initiative is accelerating the development of underutilized crops to increase the diversity of foods in the marketplace. The initiative focuses on crops that are nutritious and have properties of interest to food and ingredient companies. Of more than 50,000 known edible plant species, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that only three crops – rice, wheat and maize – account for two-thirds of the world’s food supply. As a result, many nutritious, resilient crops remain underutilized, contributing to poor dietary diversity and health outcomes. NOTE: Informational webinar on October 3 (see below).

https://foundationfar.org/grants-funding/opportunities/harvest-for-health-breakthrough-crop-challenge-2/

Hyland R. Johns Grant Program

Sponsor: TREE Fund

Program: Hyland R. Johns Grant Program

Deadline: September 15, 2024

Funding Level: $25,000

Summary: The Hyland R. Johns Grant Program funds longer-term research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists. Projects are expected to be completed within three to five years, with a maximum award value of $25,000. No project may receive more than one award from this program.

https://treefund.org/johns?doing_wp_cron=1643827070.7279090881347656250000

Imaging and monitoring solution for greenhouse management

Sponsor: Bayer Crop Science

Program: Imaging and monitoring solution for greenhouse management

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: $100,000

Summary: We are looking for an innovative, low-cost imaging and monitoring system for greenhouses. This system should enable real-time, remote observation of greenhouse conditions to assist in managing plant health, development, and space occupancy. The ideal solution should ultimately be equipped with automation features to evaluate the overall status of the plants in the greenhouse continuously, prioritizing areas that require immediate attention and providing alerts for critical situations.

https://www.halo.science/research/agriculture/greenhouse-level-image-monitoring

Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support

Sponsor: USDA – Forest Service

Program: Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support

Deadline: Rolling quarterly basis

Funding Level: Varies

Summary: This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is the first in an anticipated series of Landowner Support for Forest Resilience NOFOs. Landowner Support for Forest Resilience is currently funded by four Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provisions (Public Law No: 117-169. Subtitle D, Sec. 23002(a) (1 ), (2), (3), and (4)), which encompass cost share and payment incentives for forestry practices and support participation of underserved landowners and small-acreage landowners (owning less than 2,500 acres) in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience. Landowner Support for Forest Resilience falls under the USDA Forest Service's existing Landscape Scale Restoration Program, as authorized under Section 13A of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2109a). This program advances the Biden-Harris Administration's Justice40 Initiative. Established by Executive Order 14008 on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, the Justice40 Initiative has made it a goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain federal investments, such as climate, clean energy, and other areas, flow to disadvantaged communities. This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) solicits proposals for two IRA provisions: Subtitle D, Sec. 23002 (a)(2) and Subtitle D, Sec. 23002 (a)(3). These provisions provide the USDA Forest Service with funding to:

  • Support the participation of underserved forest landowners in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience.
  • Support the participation of forest landowners who own less than 2,500 acres of forest land in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/349857

Innovative solutions for diversion of a paper mill waste stream

Sponsor: Greif Packaging LLC

Program: Innovative solutions for diversion of a paper mill waste stream

Deadline: July 31, 2024

Funding Level: $100,000

Summary: When Old Corrugated Containers (OCC) are recycled and processed in a paper mill, the resulting pulp goes through a screening process to remove contaminants and impurities. The material that doesn't pass through the screens or is deemed unsuitable for recycling is termed "screen rejects." These rejects typically consist of materials like plastics, adhesives, metals, and other non-fibrous contaminants that are separated from the usable fiber during the papermaking process. At Greif, we are committed to building a sustainable future by achieving zero waste-to-landfill status at 97 percent of our facilities globally (excluding businesses acquired in 2023) by 2030. In alignment with our waste diversion goals, proper management and disposal of OCC screen rejects are essential to minimize environmental impact and maximize the efficiency of our papermaking process. Greif is exploring consultancy and R&D services to address better ways to reduce, recover and/or reuse OCC screen rejects from paper mill operations. We are seeking experts in waste management and recycling, particularly within the paper industry, to collaborate on and explore innovative solutions. The goal is to reduce waste, enhance sustainability, and optimize resource utilization.

https://www.halo.science/research/materials/sustainable-occ-screen-rejects-waste-stream-management-in-paper-mills

Large animal models for Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)

Sponsor: Private company

Program: Large animal models for Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: Not specified

Summary: We are a pharmaceutical company with a worldwide footprint and are searching for new large animal models (such as pigs, monkeys and cats) for Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Although we are committed to reduce the usage of animals for Research & Development purposes as much as possible, alternative in vitro assays cannot replace those in vivo models completely yet. We would thus like to partner with researchers who can develop and execute such a large animal in vivo model for testing of drug candidates, which will occur ongoing and in parallel to our already established rodent models.

https://www.halo.science/research/medicine/large-animal-models-for-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease

Leveraging Local Community Partnerships to Combat Nature Crimes

Sponsor: US Department of State – Bureau of Oceans

Program: Leveraging Local Community Partnerships to Combat Nature Crimes

Deadline: July 24, 2024

Funding Level: $4,000,000

Summary: Nature crimes, criminal forms of logging, mining, wildlife trade, land conversion, and associated criminal activities, as well as crimes associated with fishing, pose serious threats to the environment and to national security. They undermine the rule of law and fuel corruption. They also spread disease globally, drive species to the brink of extinction, and rob governments, indigenous peoples, and local communities of their natural resources and legitimate revenue. The goal of this program is to increase global grassroot civil society engagement in addressing nature crimes. To advance the policy goal described above, OES seeks one or two lead implementing partners to form consortia with grassroots civil society organizations across various countries to deploy community-led approaches that address global nature crime trends. By taking advantage of the valuable knowledge offered by these partners, OES aims to strengthen their efforts to expose nature crimes, hold perpetrators accountable, reduce profits from these crimes, and support the environment and local livelihoods.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354480

Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

Sponsor: Office of Naval Research

Program: Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

Deadline: September 30, 2024

Funding Level: Not Specified

Summary: ONR, ONRG, and MCWL are interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range S&T Projects that offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations. Readers should note that this is an announcement to declare ONR, ONRG and MCWL’s broad role in competitive funding of meritorious research across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350427

Low-cost instrument for generalized real-time multi-category seed sorting

Sponsor: East-West Seed

Program: Low-cost instrument for generalized real-time multi-category seed sorting

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: $50,000

Summary: East West Seed is seeking brief, non-confidential proposals for developing a low-cost, automated instrument for real-time multi-category seed sorting based on images. We are open to partnering on earlier-stage development or identifying partners with existing solutions.

https://www.halo.science/research/agriculture/low-cost-instrument-for-generalized-real-time-multi-category-seed-sorting

Minor Use Minor Species Development of Drugs (R01)

Sponsor: US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Program: Minor Use Minor Species Development of Drugs (R01)

Deadline: July 26, 2024 or January 31, 2025 (Required LOI due earlier)

Funding Level: $750,000

Summary: This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and solicits Research Project (R01) grant applications from institutions or organizations that propose to develop or support the development of designated new animal drugs intended for minor uses in major species or for use in minor species (MUMS). The FDA is authorized to provide grants to assist in defraying the costs of qualified safety and effectiveness testing that could be used to satisfy the requirements for FDA approval of MUMS-designated drugs.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-24-216.html

Molecular Foundations for Sustainability: Sustainable Polymers Enabled by Emerging Data Analytics (MFS-SPEED)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Molecular Foundations for Sustainability: Sustainable Polymers Enabled by Emerging Data Analytics (MFS-SPEED)

Deadline: December 5, 2024 (required LOI)

Funding Level: $2,000,000

Summary: The goal of MFS-SPEED is to support fundamental research enabling the accelerated discovery and ultimate manufacturing of sustainable polymers using state-of-the-art data science, and to enhance development of a cross-disciplinary workforce skilled in this area. In particular, through this solicitation the research community is encouraged to address the discovery and elaboration of new sustainable polymers or sustainable pathways to existing polymers by the creation and use of a data-centric environment.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/molecular-foundations-sustainability-sustainable

National Fish Passage Program Base Funding Fiscal Year 2024

Sponsor: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Program: National Fish Passage Program Base Funding Fiscal Year 2024

Deadline: December 31, 2024

Funding Level: $1,000,000

Summary: The National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) is a voluntary program that provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners to remove instream barriers and restore aquatic organism passage and aquatic connectivity for the benefit of Federal trust resources. In doing so, NFPP aims to maintain or increase native fish populations to improve ecosystem resiliency and provide quality fishing experiences for the American people. Activities that restore fish passage often provide ancillary benefits such as reducing flood risk, enhancing community resilience to impacts from climate change, and improving road infrastructure. NFPP funds a variety of project types including, but not limited to, dam removals, culvert replacements, floodplain restoration, and the installation of fishways. The expected range for individual awards is between $20,000 and $200,000 with minimum award amount of $500 and maximum award amount of $1,000,000.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353078

National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program

Sponsor: National Forest Foundation

Program: Matching Awards Program

Deadline: June 21, 2024

Funding Level: $70,000

Summary: In 2023, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) announced changes to its flagship competitive grant program, the Matching Awards Program (MAP). The adjustments were a result of over two years of work to collect feedback to align the program with current National Forest System needs, and the NFF strategic plan. The resulting program, MAP: Connecting People to Forests, focuses primarily on in-person community engagement and completion of appropriate stewardship activities. Program goals are to create lasting change that will allow all communities, especially underserved communities, opportunities to benefit from activities on National Forest System lands or adjacent public lands. Refer to the summary and the Request for Proposals (RFP) linked below for full information.

https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs/map

NAWCA 2025 Canada Grants

Sponsor: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Program: NAWCA 2025 Canada Grants

Deadline: August 5, 2024

Funding Level: $200,000 to $10,000,000

Summary: The NAWCA Canada program promotes partnerships between public agencies and groups interested in: a) protecting, enhancing, restoring, and managing an appropriate distribution and diversity of wetland ecosystems and other habitats for wetlands-associated migratory birds and other fish and wildlife in North America; b) maintaining current or improving distributions of wetlands-associated migratory bird populations; and c) sustaining an abundance of waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans) and other populations of wetlands-associated migratory birds consistent with the objectives of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, Waterbird Conservation Plan for the Americas, Partners in Flight Bird Conservation Plan, and other international obligations contained in the treaties and migratory bird conventions and other agreements with Canada, Mexico, and other countries.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353532

NAWCA 2025-2 US Standard Grants

Sponsor: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Program: NAWCA 2025-2 US Standard Grants

Deadline: July 11, 2024

Funding Level: $3,000,000

Summary: The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grant program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. The program promotes partnerships projects that must involve a) only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats to benefit diversity of wetland ecosystems and b) maintaining an abundance of waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans) and other populations of wetlands-associated migratory birds consistent with the objectives of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, Waterbird Conservation Plan for the Americas, and Partners in Flight Bird Conservation Plan. The program requires a 1:1 non-federal match and research funding is ineligible.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354403

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program: NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: August 19, 2024

Funding Level: $900,000

Summary: The NIH Director's New Innovator Award addresses two important goals: stimulating bold and highly innovative research and supporting promising Early Stage Investigators. Early Stage Investigators may have exceptionally innovative research ideas, but not the preliminary data required to fare well in the traditional NIH peer review system. As part of NIH's commitment to increasing opportunities for Early Stage Investigators, it has created the NIH Director's New Innovator Award to support exceptionally creative Early Stage Investigators who propose bold and highly innovative research projects with the potential for unusually high impact. This award complements ongoing efforts by the NIH and its Institutes and Centers to fund Early Stage Investigators through R01 grants and other mechanisms.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-24-003.html

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Stimulating Research to Understand and Address Hunger, Food and Nutrition Insecurity

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Stimulating Research to Understand and Address Hunger, Food and Nutrition Insecurity

Deadline: N/A

Funding Level: Varies

Summary: The purpose of this NOSI is to encourage research on the efficacy of interventions that address nutrition security and the mechanisms of food insecurity on a variety of health outcomes.

It also calls for the development of new measures for nutrition security and assessment of food insecurity that are broadly applicable. . It was developed by the Office of Nutrition Research (ONR) Implementation Working Group on Nutrition and Health Disparities in collaboration with NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices in support of the goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-22-135.html

Novel mode of action or site of action herbicide for grass-weeds

Sponsor: UPL

Program: Novel mode of action or site of action herbicide for grass-weeds

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: $200,000

Summary: The majority of the most troublesome grass weeds have developed resistance to one, or more, of the most effective herbicides used for their control. The key weeds (Alopecurus, Avena, Setaria, Echinochloa, Phalaris or Lolium) have developed resistance to one or more herbicides from groups 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14 and 15, severely limiting grower options for controlling these weeds. There is an urgent need for a herbicide with a novel mode of action or site of action for control of grass weeds.

https://www.halo.science/research/agriculture/new-mode-of-action-grass-weed-herbicide-selective-for-cereal-crops

NSF 23-519: Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF 23-519: Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program

Deadline: November 15, 2024

Funding Level: $100,000 to $4,000,000 depending on Track

Summary: The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program (MRI Program Website) serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition of a multi-user research instrument that is commercially available through direct purchase from a vendor, or for the personnel costs and equipment that are required for the development of an instrument with new capabilities, thereby advancing instrumentation capabilities and enhancing expertise for instrument design and fabrication at academic institutions. MRI instruments are, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/major-research-instrumentation-program-mri/nsf23-519/solicitation

NSF 24-540: Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR): Workshop Opportunities

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF 24-540: Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR): Workshop Opportunities

Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime

Funding Level: $200,000

Summary: The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. NSF EPSCoR facilitates the establishment of partnerships among academic institutions, government, industry, and non-pro t sectors that are designed to promote sustainable improvements in an EPSCoR-eligible jurisdiction’s research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and R&D competitiveness. Eligibility to participate in NSF EPSCoR funding opportunities, including the EPSCoR Workshop Opportunities program, is described on the EPSCoR website.

https://nsf-gov-resources.nsf.gov/files/nsf24540.pdf

NSF 24-543: Division of Environmental Biology

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF 24-543: Division of Environmental Biology

Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime

Funding Level: Varies

Summary: The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) Core supports research and training on evolutionary and ecological processes acting at the level of populations, species, communities, ecosystems, macrosystems, and biogeographic extents. DEB encourages research that elucidates fundamental principles that identify and explain the unity and diversity of life and its interactions with the environment over space and time. Research may incorporate eld, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative studies; synthesis activities; phylogenetic discovery projects; or theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling.

https://nsf-gov-resources.nsf.gov/files/nsf24543.pdf

NSF 24-544: Developmental Sciences

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF 24-544: Developmental Sciences

Deadline: July 30, 2024

Funding Level: $600,000 (depending on grant type)

Summary: Developmental Sciences supports basic research that increases our understanding of perceptual, cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan. Research supported by this program will add to our knowledge of the underlying developmental processes that support social, cognitive, and behavioral functioning, thereby illuminating ways for individuals to live productive lives as members of society.

https://nsf-gov-resources.nsf.gov/files/nsf24544.pdf

NSF 24-546: Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF 24-546: Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs

Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime

Funding Level: Varies

Summary: The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) Core Programs Track supports research to understand why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals are welcomed in all of the core scientific program areas supported by the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, development, structure, modification, function, and evolution of the nervous system, biomechanics and functional morphology, physiological processes, symbioses and microbial interactions, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, plant and animal genomics, and animal behavior. Proposals should focus on organisms as a fundamental unit of biological organization. Principal Investigators are encouraged to apply systems approaches that will lead to conceptual and theoretical insights and predictions about emergent organismal properties.

https://nsf-gov-resources.nsf.gov/files/nsf24546.pdf

NSF 24-560: Data Science Corps

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF 24-560: Data Science Corps

Deadline: June 21, 2024

Funding Level: $1,200,000

Summary: The objective of the Data Science Corps program is to help build a strong national data science infrastructure and workforce. The Data Science Corps program seeks to engage data science students in real-world data science implementation projects. This engagement will help bridge the data-to-knowledge gap in organizations and communities at all levels, including local, state, and national, and will empower better use of data for more effective decision making. Data Science Corps participants will be able to sharpen their skills in data science by working on real-world projects focused on specific community needs, including rural communities, urban communities, academia, industry, or government. This partnership between communities and data scientists will serve the nation by helping produce a workforce-ready cohort of data scientists and technologists, who have experience with data science in action in real-world settings.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/data-science-corps-dsc/nsf24-560/solicitation

NSF 24-562: Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology - Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (CREST-RISE)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF 24-562: Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology - Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (CREST-RISE)

Deadline: August 2, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000 to $2,000,000

Summary: The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program provides support to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) as defined in this solicitation’s Eligibility section, through effective integration of education and research. The CREST program, composed of the CREST Centers, the CREST Postdoctoral Research Program, and the projects supported by this CREST-RISE solicitation, promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty and postdoctoral scholars, and an expanded presence of research doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, especially those from underrepresented groups.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/centers-research-excellence-science-technology-0/nsf24-562/solicitation

NSF 24-563: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF 24-563: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

Deadline: June 24, 2024 and November 15, 2024

Funding Level: Varies

Summary: The LSAMP program invests in the nation's colleges and universities to aid student success, directly or indirectly, at all STEM pathways, thereby creating a new generation of STEM discoverers for the STEM enterprise nationally and internationally. With a focus on the participation of underrepresented groups, particularly those from named LSAMP populations, in national priority areas, specifically emerging science and technologies, the program's priorities are to:

  • increase individual student engagement, retention, and completion of baccalaureate degrees for LSAMP populations;
  • enable the successful transfer of LSAMP populations from two-year to four-year institutions in STEM degree programs;
  • increase access to evidence-based, high quality and highly impactful practices in STEM recruitment and retention;
  • facilitate seamless transition of underrepresented groups into STEM graduate programs and subsequent graduate degree completion;
  • stimulate new research and learning on broadening participation in STEM disciplines.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/louis-stokes-alliances-minority-participation/nsf24-563/solicitation

NSF 24-574: Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF 24-574: Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP)

Deadline: September 5, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000

Summary: The goal of the BoCP Program is to achieve a deeper understanding of functional biodiversity and biodiversity dynamics in the context of changing biotic and abiotic conditions. The Program encourages proposals that integrate ecological and evolutionary approaches to enhance understanding of functional biodiversity. Overall, projects should pursue development of a synthetic understanding of the continual loss, gain, maintenance, and reorganization of biodiversity on a changing planet.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/biodiversity-changing-planet-bocp/nsf24-574/solicitation

NSF 24-576: Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF 24-576: Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers

Deadline: Required LOI due September 3, 2024 (Preliminary proposal and full proposal due later)

Funding Level: $26,000,000

Summary: Founded in 1984, the Engineering Research Centers (ERC) program brings technology-based industry and universities together in an effort to strengthen the competitive position of American industry in the global marketplace. These partnerships are expected to establish cross-disciplinary centers focused on advancing fundamental engineering knowledge and engineered systems technology while exposing students to the integrative aspects of engineered systems and industrial practice. The goal of the ERC program has traditionally been to integrate engineering research and education with technological innovation to transform and improve national prosperity, health, and security.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/gen-4-engineering-research-centers-erc/nsf24-576/solicitation

NSF 24-577: National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF 24-577: National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program

Deadline: October 1, 2024 (Optional but recommended LOI due August 20, 2024)

Funding Level: $5,000,000

Summary: The NSF’s National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program will fund Regional Alliances that demonstrate exceptional ability to fulfill the duties of the Alliances in an innovative and robust manner. NSF Seeks to fund Regional Alliances that will enact the goals of the National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program in a novel and complete manner. Regional Alliances should aim to elevate the STEM teacher profession by recognizing a diverse cadre of outstanding STEM educators that advance equity in our Nation’s PreK –12 classrooms. The Regional Alliances should propose a plan for rewarding teachers for their accomplishments and elevating their public profile. Regional Alliances will be responsible for recruiting, screening, and selecting diverse STEM Teacher Corps members that serve as professional models to whom all teachers can aspire.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/national-stem-teacher-corps-pilot-program/nsf24-577/solicitation

NSF Probability

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Probability

Deadline: September 17, 2024

Funding Level: Not specified

Summary: The Probability Program supports research on the theory and applications of probability. Subfields include discrete probability, stochastic processes, limit theory, interacting particle systems, stochastic differential and partial differential equations, and Markov processes. Research in probability which involves applications to other areas of science and engineering is especially encouraged.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/probability

NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines)

Deadline: June 18, 2024 (Required LOI)

Funding Level: $160,000,000

Summary: The NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) program creates regional-scale, technology-driven, inclusive innovation ecosystems throughout the United States by accelerating key technologies, addressing regional, national, societal, and/or geostrategic challenges, driving economic growth, creating and retaining quality jobs, expanding equitable pathways into careers, and strengthening national competitiveness and security. Each NSF Engine represents a formal coalition of regional partners, led by a full-time Chief Executive Officer (CEO), tasked to carry out an integrated and comprehensive set of activities spanning use-inspired research, translation of innovation to practice, entrepreneurship, workforce development, community engagement, and ecosystem building, to nurture and accelerate the growth of regional innovation ecosystems grounded in technological innovation and regional, national, societal, and/or geostrategic challenges. The mission of an NSF Engine must be clearly rooted in regional interests and reflect the aspiration that a regional innovation ecosystem can help build strong communities where all residents can thrive. This includes the equitable development of regional talent, intentional community engagement, and attention to impacts on a region’s identities and cultures. The NSF Engines program is a placed-based innovation funding initiative, where the emphasis on “regions” expresses NSF’s aim to stimulate innovation-driven economic growth within a particular place or region of service. The emphasis of the NSF Engines program further includes creating new business and economic growth in sectors that are critical to American competitiveness and in those regions of America that have not fully participated in the technology boom of the past several decades.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/nsf-regional-innovation-engines-nsf-engines-0

NSF-USDA Dear Colleague Letter

Dear Colleague Letter

Joint National Science Foundation and United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Funding Opportunity: Supporting Foundational Research in Robotics (FRR)

Invites proposals to a joint NSF-USDA collaboration to advance foundational research in agricultural robotics.

Dear Colleague:

Recognizing the importance of use-inspired collaborations in promoting scientific discoveries, the National Science Foundation (NSF), in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA), seeks proposals to advance foundational research in agricultural robotics. These proposals should be of mutual interest to the NSF Foundational Research in Robotics (FRR) program and to USDA/NIFA.

Full letter:

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/joint-national-science-foundation-united-states

Hanover Research webinar recording from 4/26 “Responding to NSF Dear Colleague Letters”

https://www.hanoverresearch.com/webinars/responding-to-nsf-dear-colleague-letters/?org=higher-education

Nutrien Local Community Investment Program

Sponsor: Nutrien

Program: Local Community Investment Program

Deadline: No deadline

Funding Level: Not specified

Summary: Driven by our sustainability strategy, and inspired by our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Nutrien supports community initiatives that are aligned with our four Focus Areas and contribute to the desired corresponding focus area goals:

  • Sustainable Agriculture – Increase availability of nutritional food through innovation, education, and advancement of sustainable agriculture
  • Environmental Stewardship – Protect and promote ecosystem health
  • Inclusive Industry – Seed and support a diverse and inclusive industry
  • Resilient Communities – Diverse communities where residents are nourished and supported

https://www.nutrien.com/sustainability/community-investment/introduction

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact Andy Schade.

Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: October 9, 2024 (LOI due September 9, 2024)

Funding Level: $750,000

Summary: This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity. NORCs support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program. All activities pursued by Nutrition Obesity Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness, and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutrition and obesity.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-25-007.html

Ocean Exploration Fiscal Year 2025 Funding Opportunity

Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Program: Ocean Exploration Fiscal Year 2025 Funding Opportunity

Deadline: October 3, 2024

Funding Level: $1,000,000

Summary: NOAA Ocean Exploration is soliciting proposals for ocean exploration-related projects under two themes: Ocean Exploration and Maritime Heritage. By supporting exploration (i.e., examining unknown or poorly understood areas of the seafloor, sub-bottom, or water column through initial assessments of the physical, chemical, geological, biological, archaeological, or other characteristics), NOAA Ocean Exploration seeks to advance our basic understanding of the unknown ocean.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353323

Open Data Framework

Sponsor: USDA – NIFA

Program: Open Data Framework

Deadline: July 18, 2024

Funding Level: $930,000

Summary: The Open Data Framework program will build a framework needed to create a neutral and secure data repository and cooperative where producers, universities and nonprofit entities can store and share data in ways that will foster agricultural innovation and will support technological progress, production efficiencies, and environmental stewardship.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354937

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers (2501 Program)

Sponsor: USDA – Office of Partnerships and Public Engagements

Program: Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers (2501 Program)

Deadline: July 5, 2024

Funding Level: $750,000

Summary: The overall goal of the 2501 Program is to encourage and assist underserved farmers and ranchers, military veteran farmers and ranchers, and beginning farmers and ranchers with owning and operating farms and ranches and in participating equitably in the full range of agricultural, forestry, and related programs offered by USDA. It also includes projects that develop underserved youths' interest in agriculture. In partnership with the OPPE, eligible entities may compete for funding on projects that provide education and training in agriculture, agribusiness, forestry, agricultural-related services, and USDA programs, and to conduct outreach initiatives designed to accomplish those goals. This partnership includes working closely with OPPE, attend OPPE-led events in your proposed service territory, and collaborate with USDA Service Centers located in your state (Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rural Development).

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353852

Partners for Fish and Wildlife FY24

Sponsor: US Fish and Wildlife Service

Program: Partners for Fish and Wildlife FY24

Deadline: September 30, 2024

Funding Level: $750,000

Summary: The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program promotes locally-led conservation through partnership. This funding opportunity aims to deliver financial assistance in coordination with federal, state, and local agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private landowners, on public and private lands, working lands and Tribal lands, and in urban and underserved communities, and strives to achieve the following goals:

  • Species Conservation: Implement habitat projects within priority areas that prevents decline or supports recovery of species of greatest conservation concern, including federal listed species, Birds of Conservation Concern, pollinators and interjurisdictional fish. This priority supports the Service’s conservation mission and our role as stewards of federal trust species with intent to make improvements in select species status.
  • Habitat Connectivity: Integrate projects at a landscape level to improve habitat connectivity and functionality. This priority recognizes that interconnected habitats and migration corridors are vital to fish and wildlife conservation and the work of these programs can support and leverage other conservation efforts including National Wildlife Refuges and other protected lands.
  • Resilient Ecosystems: Advance ecosystem health and resilience to climate change related impacts benefitting communities of fish, wildlife, plants and people. This priority acknowledges that climate change affects all parts of the ecosystem including those in which humans depend and these Programs can work with diverse partners to support conservation actions to help them respond to climate change stressors.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350390

Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) FOA 2024

Sponsor: US Department of Energy

Program: Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) FOA 2024

Deadline: September 16, 2024

Funding Level: $4,000,000

Summary: Please see the full FOA in EERE Exchange. The research and development (R&D) activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will fund innovative solar photovoltaics (PV) R&D that reduces the cost of PV modules, reduces carbon and energy intensity of PV manufacturing processes, and optimizes PV technology for new, specialized markets. SETO’s PVRD program works to accelerate the deployment of solar energy technologies by funding innovative R&D in PV cell and module technologies, balance-of-system components, reliability tracing and tracking, metrology, and other key research questions in PV.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353925

Plant Biotic Interactions Program

Sponsor: NSF-USDA NIFA (Joint Program)

Program: Plant Biotic Interactions Program

Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime per NSF; USDA lists closing date as September 30, 2024

Funding Level: $800,000

Summary: The Plant Biotic Interactions (PBI) program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests. This joint NSF/NIFA program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems, and agriculturally relevant plants. The program’s scope extends from fundamental mechanisms to translational efforts, with the latter seeking to put into agricultural practice insights gained from basic research on the mechanisms that govern plant biotic interactions. Projects must be strongly justified in terms of fundamental biological processes and/or relevance to agriculture and may be purely fundamental or applied or include aspects of both perspectives.

https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/funding-opportunities/nsf-nifa-plant-biotic-interactions-program

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/plant-biotic-interactions/nsf20-576/solicitation

Plant Genome Research Program

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Plant Genome Research Program

Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime

Funding Level: Up to $5,000,000

Summary: The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) supports genome-scale research that addresses challenging questions of biological, societal and economic importance. PGRP encourages the development of innovative tools, technologies, and resources that empower a broad plant research community to answer scientific questions on a genome-wide scale. Emphasis is placed on the scale and depth of the question being addressed and the creativity of the approach. Data produced by plant genomics should be usable, accessible, integrated across scales, and of high impact across biology. Training, broadening participation, and career development are essential to scientific progress and should be integrated in all PGRP-funded projects.

https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/plant-genome-research-program-pgrp/nsf24-547/solicitation

Production & Post-Harvest Research Funding

Sponsor: American Floral Endowment

Program: Production & Post-Harvest Research Funding

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Funding Level: Not specified

Summary: The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is committed to supporting research that advances the floral industry. Your work and expertise are extremely important to us and the future of floriculture. All proposals are reviewed by the AFE Research Committee for industry relevance, and by the Society of American Florists Growers Council. Proposals that rank the highest from these industry reviews will then be selected for academic and peer review to determine final funding.

https://afe.secure-platform.com/research

Reconstructive Transplant Research Program (RTRP)

Sponsor: US Department of State – Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

Program: Reconstructive Transplant Research Program (RTRP)

Deadline: Not available; anticipated funding opportunity announcement

Funding Level: $500,000 to $1,500,000

Summary: The FY24 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding for the Reconstructive Transplant Research Program (RTRP) to support the advancement and standardization of clinical practice of vascularized composite allotransplantation. The managing agent for the anticipated program announcements/funding opportunities is the CDMRP at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC). The RTRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY24 funding opportunities. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government. The FY24 RTRP funding opportunity announcements for the following award mechanisms will be posted on the Grants.gov website. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the announcements are released.

https://cdmrp.health.mil/pubs/press/2024/24rtrppreann

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) and Classic

Sponsor: USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Program: Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) and Classic

Deadline: July 2, 2024

Funding Level: $250,000 to $25,000,000

Summary: The RCPP promotes the coordination of NRCS conservation activities with partners that offer value‑added contributions to expand our ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Through the RCPP, NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners to implement projects that provide solutions to conservation challenges thereby measurably improving the resource concerns they seek to address. RCPP promotes collaboration with partners, stakeholders, and various communities, which is paramount to achieving equity in NRCS programs and services.

USDA Makes $1.5 Billion Available to Help Farmers Advance Conservation and Climate-Smart Agriculture

Request for Information: Transforming Industry: Strategies for Decarbonization

Sponsor: US Department of Energy

Program: Request for Information: Transforming Industry: Strategies for Decarbonization

Deadline: June 24, 2024

Funding Level: RFI Only

Summary: This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO). The intent of this RFI is to obtain information to inform a new DOE vision study, Pathways for U.S. Industrial Transformations: Unlocking American Innovation, which is identifying cost-effective and industry-specific strategic pathways to achieve a thriving U.S. industrial sector with net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. This RFI seeks input on four categories: Category 1: Industrial Decarbonization Challenges, Barriers, and Cross-Cutting Strategies; Category 2: Framework for Industrial Decarbonization Pathways; Category 3: Impacts and Evaluation Criteria for Industrial Decarbonization Pathways; and Category 4: Net-zero Decarbonization Pathways for Specific Industrial Subsectors. This RFI is focused on input on industrial technological, financial, social, environmental, and health aspects as they pertains to the challenges, barriers, opportunities, and pathways to achieve net-zero emissions from the industrial sector by 2050.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354192

Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)

Sponsor: USDA – Rural Housing Service

Program: Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)

Deadline: July 10, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000

Summary: Qualified private, nonprofit and public (including tribal) intermediary organizations proposing to carry out financial and technical assistance programs will be eligible to receive the funding. The RCDI structure requires the intermediary (grantee) to provide a program of financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development. The recipients will, in turn, provide programs that will support their communities (beneficiaries).

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities/rural-community-development-initiative-grants

Sea Duck Joint Venture FY25 Competitive Grants

Sponsor: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Program: Sea Duck Joint Venture FY25 Competitive Grants

Deadline: September 30, 2024

Funding Level: $300,000

Summary: The Sea Duck Joint Venture (SDJV) is a conservation partnership under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP). Its mission is to promote the conservation of North American sea ducks by providing greater scientific knowledge and understanding of sea duck biology and ecology to support effective management. The SDJV is composed of Federal and state/provincial wildlife agencies in Canada and the U.S., as well as non-governmental organizations and other entities committed to sea duck conservation. SDJV projects are accomplished through efficient public/private partnerships and cooperative funding.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354826

Solar and Wind Interconnection for Future Transmission (SWIFTR)

Sponsor: US Department of Energy

Program: Solar and Wind Interconnection for Future Transmission (SWIFTR)

Deadline: June 28, 2024

Funding Level: $2,500,000

Summary: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is jointly issued by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) as part of their Interconnection Innovation Exchange (i2X) program1 to support innovative work to enable simpler, faster, and fairer interconnection of clean energy resources while enhancing the reliability, resiliency, and security of our electrical grid. The two FOA topic areas are as follows: Topic Area 1: Improved Efficiency of EMT Simulations for Interconnection Studies of IBRs Projects in this topic area will seek to improve the efficiency of the interconnection study process for new IBRs, such as solar and wind plants and battery energy storage systems, by improving software tools to study plant dynamics to increase long-term plant reliability. Projects will achieve this both by improving the speed of advanced, high-fidelity EMT modeling and simulation tools used in power systems interconnection studies and by developing a better understanding of when such high-fidelity simulations are necessary in the interconnection process. Topic Area 2: Dynamic Stability-Enhanced Network Assessment Tools Projects in this topic area will develop tools to provide stakeholders with data on transmission system characteristics related to stability, voltage, and grid strength while securing confidential and critical energy infrastructure information. Projects will establish the type of information required by stakeholders, develop a tool or tools, and test and evaluate those tools on at least one real transmission system.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353053

Solar Technologies’ Rapid Integration and Validation for Energy Systems (STRIVES)

Sponsor: US Department of Energy (DOE)

Program: Solar Technologies’ Rapid Integration and Validation for Energy Systems (STRIVES)

Deadline: October 17, 2024

Funding Level: $3,000,000

Summary: Solar Technologies’ Rapid Integration and Validation for Energy Systems (STRIVES) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) announced the Solar Technologies’ Rapid Integration and Validation for Energy Systems (STRIVES) funding opportunity, which will provide up to $31 million for research, development, and demonstration projects to improve power systems simulation software tools and demonstrate new business models for distribution systems operations to integrate and optimize the value of inverter-based resources (IBRs) and distributed energy resources including solar generation, wind generation, energy storage, and other technologies such as buildings and electric vehicles. The large-scale deployment of clean energy technologies is driving a transition to a digitally controlled, decentralized, and distributed electric grid that will require coordination of large numbers of diverse and geographically dispersed assets.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354488

Solving technical and sensory challenges of fortifying nutrients in beverages

Sponsor: Kraft-Heinz

Program: Solving technical and sensory challenges of fortifying nutrients in beverages

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: $100,000

Summary: We are looking for innovative solutions that can increase the concentrations of nutrients (potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iodine, and omega-3’s) in powdered or liquid beverages, ensuring each 12oz serving delivers between 10% and 50% of the US daily value for each micronutrient or 10-25% of the Adequate Intake for adults, for omega-3’s. Our goal is to achieve this nutrient fortification with minimal impact on the sensory properties of the final product, such as appearance, taste, texture, and smell. We are open to a variety of approaches, including physical, mechanical, chemical, enzymatic, or other methods and technologies.

https://www.halo.science/research/food/increase-nutrient-content-in-beverages-without-effecting-sensory-properties

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Workforce - Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center

Sponsor: USDA – NIFA

Program: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Workforce - Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center

Deadline: July 1, 2024

Funding Level: $10,000,000

Summary: For this RFA, NIFA requests applications for a WIC Workforce Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center to provide technical assistance and evaluation oversight to implementation projects that will be funded to respond to the https://www.nifa.usda.gov/wic-national-workforce-strategy.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354391

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Workforce – Implementation Projects

Sponsor: USDA – NIFA

Program: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Workforce – Implementation Projects

Deadline: July 1, 2024

Funding Level: $5,000,000

Summary: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) National Workforce Strategy (WIC Workforce National Strategy), is part of a joint agency initiative between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) that is expected to cultivate comprehensive and sustained solutions for WIC workforce development. The joint agency initiative aims to strengthen the diversity and cultural competency of the WIC workforce, with the ultimate goals of increasing: 1) WIC participation through reaching those populations that are eligible, but not enrolled; and 2) WIC participants use of benefits and services, including nutrition education and breastfeeding support.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354392

Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program: Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: September 26, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000

Summary: The purpose of the Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant is to provide a new pathway for Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who wish to propose research projects in a new direction for which preliminary data do not exist. Named in honor of the late National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Director, Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is open to a broad range of scientific research relevant to the mission of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Proposed projects must represent a change in research direction for the ESI and should be innovative and unique. A distinct feature for this NOFO is that applications must not include preliminary data. PD/PI's who wish to propose research projects consistent with their past work or training and/or supported by preliminary data, should apply to the Parent R01 or other NOFOs allowing for preliminary data. More information and FAQs are available on the Katz award program website.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-24-075.html

Substance Use Prevention Education in the WIC Program

Sponsor: USDA – Food and Nutrition Service

Program: Substance Use Prevention Education in the WIC Program

Deadline: July 8, 2024

Funding Level: $1,550,000

Summary: The purpose of the Substance Use Prevention Education in the WIC Program project grant is to develop trainings and resources to assist State and local agency WIC staff when addressing substance use prevention and referrals with WIC participants. This opportunity provides funding to develop and deliver a train-the-trainer model substance (i.e., drug and alcohol) use education program for WIC State agencies to deliver to WIC staff, revise the WIC Substance Use Prevention Guide, develop a custom online training course for WIC staff, develop a minimum of two participant education materials, and develop and present outcomes of these four activities to FNS staff.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/353898

Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS)

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Program: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline: Rolling with required LOI

Funding Level: None specified

Summary: The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. The Targeted Grant in MPS program provides funding for up to five years. The funding level and duration is flexible and should be appropriate based on the type of support requested in the proposal. There is no recommended or assumed funding level for this program.

https://www.simonsfoundation.org/grant/targeted-grants-in-mps/

Team Nutrition Training Grants

Sponsor: USDA – Food and Nutrition Service

Program: Team Nutrition Training Grants

Deadline: July 16, 2024

Funding Level: $800,000

Summary: The FY 2024 Team Nutrition Training Grant activities will allow State agencies to provide technical assistance to School Nutrition Professionals and help ensure they have the skills and knowledge to prepare and serve nutritious meals. The grant will also help School Nutrition Professionals pilot and implement coaching and mentoring programs and resources, and implement ways to capture and share the institutional, job specific knowledge of school nutrition directors, managers, and front-line staff.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354241

Translational approaches for mitochondrial function driven diseases

Sponsor: Private Company

Program: Translational approaches for mitochondrial function driven diseases

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: $200,000

Summary: We are looking for mechanism- and target-based approaches to explore mitochondrial biology in immune related diseases. Our focus is on integrating these approaches in foundational research models, to explore the fundamental biological and pathological processes of a disease, and in translational settings, to develop or test a new treatment. We are interested in studies using preclinical disease models, such as cellular and animal systems, as well as research involving human samples from both healthy individuals and those affected by diseases.

https://www.halo.science/research/medicine/translational-approaches-defining-mechanisms-of-disease-driven-by-mitochondrial-dysfunction

U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau, PAS

Sponsor: US Department of State

Program: U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau, PAS

Deadline: August 22, 2024

Funding Level: $50,000

Summary: PAS Hong Kong and Macau invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Hong Kong and the United States and Macau through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include a U.S. element or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives and build partnerships.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/350693

U.S. Embassy to the United Kingdom PAS Annual Program Statement

Sponsor: US Department of State – US Embassy to the United Kingdom

Program: U.S. Embassy to the United Kingdom PAS Annual Program Statement

Deadline: August 13, 2024

Funding Level: $100,000

Summary: The U.S. Embassy to the United Kingdom’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce the launch of its annual Public Diplomacy grants program. PAS manages the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in the United Kingdom’s grants program. We invite proposals that strengthen bilateral ties between the United States and the United Kingdom:

  • All programs must promote at least one U.S. Embassy priority program area (listed below) and include a U.S. element or connection. This should be highlighted in your proposal.
  • Programs can include U.S. experts, organizations, or institutions in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives.
  • All proposed programs must include a public-facing element, targeting audiences across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, with special consideration for youth audiences aged 18-35.

Examples of grants program projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs.
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions.
  • Professional and academic exchanges and projects.
  • Professional development workshops and training.

Priority Program Areas:

  • Democracy and Shared Values:
  • Global Challenges:
  • Climate Change, Science, and Technology:

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/351874

U.S. Embassy Tokyo PAS Annual Program Statement

Sponsor: US Department of State

Program: U.S. Embassy Tokyo PAS Annual Program Statement

Deadline: September 29, 2024

Funding Level: $100,000

Summary: The U.S. Embassy Tokyo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PAS Tokyo invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Japan through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/350706

Understanding the Intersection of Social Inequities to Optimize Health and Reduce Health Disparities: The Axes Initiative (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program: Understanding the Intersection of Social Inequities to Optimize Health and Reduce Health Disparities: The Axes Initiative (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: July 5, 2024 or February 14, 2025 (New applications)

Funding Level: $2,500,000

Summary: This funding opportunity solicits research to examine the pathways through which social determinants of health (SDOH), and related biological, psychological, and behavioral factors impact health and health disparities at intersections of privileged and/or oppressed social statuses such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and ability. SDOH is a required pathway of focus. Observational research, evaluation studies, simulation studies, and predictive modeling studies are of interest. Also of interest are mixed-methods studies that combine quantitative and qualitative data to contextualize intersectional forms of privilege and oppression. Projects using longitudinal study designs are encouraged.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-24-006.html

US Department of Defense – US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Sponsor: US Department of Defense – US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Program: Broad Agency Announcement

Deadline: Pre-proposals accepted anytime

Funding Level: Not specified

Summary: Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas: hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes.

https://www.erdcwerx.org/u-s-army-engineer-research-and-development-center-broad-agency-announcement/

USDA International Climate Hub Collaboration

Sponsor: USDA – Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Program: USDA International Climate Hub Collaboration

Deadline: August 9, 2024

Funding Level: $2,575,590

Summary: The goal of this Notice of Funding Opportunity is to research and develop tangible outputs that analyze, demonstrate or predict climate impacts on global working lands and build resilience through recommended adaptation strategies or that reduce greenhouse gas impacts through recommended mitigation strategies; to improve international climate literacy involving the agriculture, ranching and forestry sectors; and to improve International Climate Hub information and services, and other related topics as proposed. The resulting outputs could include, but are not limited to, white papers published or co-published in peer-reviewed journals, summaries for non-technical audiences for the International Climate Hub website, the creation of tools for the audiences of the International Climate Hub, participation in trainings on the results of the research and outputs, creation of surveys, creation of training modules for International Climate Hub audiences, development of webinars, and the creation of supporting international events, study tours, and initiatives to increase climate related decision making and understanding in natural resources management.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354806

USDA-FFAR Innovation Challenge

Sponsor: Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and USDA

Program: USDA-FFAR Innovation Challenge

Deadline: July 29, 2024

Funding Level: $500,000

Summary: On June 11, 2024, Secretary Vilsack announced the “Nourishing Next Generation Agrifood Breakthroughs” Innovation Challenge. Presented in partnership with the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), this challenge will fund selected dynamic and disruptive research projects and technologies to advance nutrition security. Competitive proposals will simultaneously address themes of human nutrition and health; climate-smart agriculture; and social equity, justice and opportunity. A total of $1-2 million will be awarded across multiple teams and projects to pursue unconventional ideas with the potential to produce major breakthroughs.

https://www.usda.gov/usda-science

https://foundationfar.org/grants-funding/opportunities/usda-ffar-innovation-challenge/

USGS Cooperative Research Units Program

Sponsor: US Geological Survey

Program: Cooperative Research Units Program

Deadline: June 20, 2024 (new applications)

Funding Level: $100,000

Summary: The Cooperative Research Units (CRU) Program is a unique collaborative relationship between States, Universities, the Federal government and a non-profit organization. The program is comprised of 440 states. Since the original nine Units were established in the 1930s, additional Units were established by Congress at specified universities. The 41 units in the program are jointly supported by the US Geological Survey, Host Universities, State Natural Resource Agencies, Wildlife Management Institute, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350458

Utilizing Equipment to Study Environmental Extrinsic Factors and Enhance Rigor and Reproducibility of Animal Research (R24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program: Utilizing Equipment to Study Environmental Extrinsic Factors and Enhance Rigor and Reproducibility of Animal Research (R24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Deadline: September 25, 2024

Funding Level: $1,600,000

Summary: The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) invites grant applications from core facilities, resource centers, animal vivaria, or individual investigators of other shared resources to systematically study the roles of critical environmental extrinsic factors in biological, behavioral, and treatment studies using animal model species, with the objective of enhancing the rigor and reproducibility of animal research. The research area must be broadly applicable to the scientific interests of two or more NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) and must evaluate the biological processes that impact multiple organ systems in order to align with the ORIP’s NIH-wide mission and programs. The program supports the acquisition or update of modern equipment for measuring, monitoring, recording, and reporting environmental, biological or biobehavioral variables. The equipment requested must be capable of recording and reporting multiple parameters simultaneously.

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-24-167.html

Ventricular heart tissue samples and linked clinical data

Sponsor: Bayer Pharma

Program: Ventricular heart tissue samples and linked clinical data

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Funding Level: Not specified

Summary: Bayer’s Pharmaceuticals Research & Development division is working on potential future therapies for patients with cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. By seeking ventricular heart tissue samples and associated clinical data from patients with end-stage heart failure, our R&D division aims to explore the patient-specific pathomechanisms and relevant targets that drive cardiovascular disease progression, uncovering unique insights into the variability of heart failure manifestations. The integration of actual patient samples with comprehensive clinical data is crucial for the development of tailored therapeutic approaches in a field where current treatment options may not fully address the diverse needs of the patient population.

https://www.halo.science/research/medicine/ventricular-heart-tissue-samples-and-linked-clinical-data

Vision OPEN 2024

Sponsor: US Department of Energy (DOE)

Program: Vision OPEN 2024

Deadline: July 16, 2024

Funding Level: $250,000 to $10,000,000

Summary: To obtain a copy of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) please go to the ARPA-E website at https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov. ARPA-E funds research on, and the development of, transformative science and technology solutions to address the energy and environmental missions of the Department. The agency focuses on technologies that can be meaningfully advanced with a modest investment over a defined period of time in order to catalyze the translation from scientific discovery to early-stage technology. (i) reduce imports of energy from foreign sources; (ii) reduce energy-related emissions, including greenhouse gases; (iii) improve the energy efficiency of all economic sectors; (iv) provide transformative solutions to improve the management, clean-up, and disposal of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel; and (v) improve the resilience, reliability, and security of infrastructure to produce, deliver, and store energy; and (B) to ensure that the United States maintains a technological lead in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354407

Vision Research Program

Sponsor: US Department of Defense – Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

Program: Vision Research Program

Deadline: Not know. Anticipated funding opportunity

Funding Level: Varies depending on award mechanism

Summary: The VRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY24 funding opportunities. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government. The FY24 VRP funding opportunity announcements for the following award mechanisms will be posted on the Grants.gov website. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the announcements are released.

Applications submitted to the FY24 VRP must address one or more of the following Focus Areas:

  • Understand and treat eye injury or visual dysfunction as related to military exposure
  • Diagnose, stabilize, and treat eye injuries in austere environments and prolonged care settings
  • Restore visual function after military exposure-related vision loss or severe visual impairment

https://cdmrp.health.mil/pubs/press/2024/24vrppreann

Wetland Mitigation Banking Program

Sponsor: USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Program: Wetland Mitigation Banking Program

Deadline: August 2, 2024

Funding Level: $1,000,000

Summary: NRCS is announcing the availability of up to $7 million in WMBP grant funds for the development and establishment of mitigation banks and banking opportunities solely for agricultural producers with wetlands subject to the wetland conservation compliance provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985 (as amended). WMBP is a competitive grants program accepting proposals from: federally recognized Native American tribal governments; state and local units of government; for-profit entities; nonprofits with or without a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; and public and state-controlled institutions of higher education.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/354591

Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment

Sponsor: US Fish and Wildlife Service

Program: Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment

Deadline: September 1, 2024

Funding Level: $5,000 to $2,000,000

Summary: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS, Service) is committed to building and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the ethic, age, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and language diversity of contemporary America. The Service operates a variety of programs that promote wildlife conservation and public land management under the Public Lands Corps Act (PLC, FWS Youth Corps) through engagement, employment, and education of our nation’s diverse youth and veterans. FWS programs operating under the Authority of the Public Lands Corps Act have been designated as programs covered underJustice40 (Executive Order14008). FWS strives to meet the Federal government’s goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that have been marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution. The categories of investment are: climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and suitable housing, training and workforce development, remediation of reduction of legacy pollution, and the development of clean water and wastewater production. Awards may range from $5,000 to $2,000,000.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/350838

Zayed Sustainability Prize

Sponsor: Zayed Sustainability Prize

Program: Zayed Sustainability Prize

Deadline: June 23, 2024

Funding Level: $1,000,000

Summary: The Zayed Sustainability Prize recognises nonprofit organisations (NPOs), small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and high schools for their impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainable solutions across the categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools. In response to the pressing climate crisis, and to further support the UAE’s efforts to accelerate practical solutions needed to drive climate action and uplift vulnerable communities around the world, the Prize has increased its funds from US $3.6 million to US $5.9 million. The Prize will reward US $1 million to each winner in the organisational categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water and Climate. The most recent Zayed Sustainability Prize winners were recognised at an Awards Ceremony held during COP28 UAE.

https://zayedsustainabilityprize.com/

Biodiversity Annual Program Statement (Biodiversity APS)

Sponsor: US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Program: Biodiversity Annual Program Statement (Biodiversity APS)

Deadline: June 22, 2024

Funding Level: $49,500,000

Summary: Biodiversity Annual Program Statement (APS), hereafter known as the Biodiversity APS. Through this APS, USAID aims to implement the vision and goals of the Biodiversity Policy (2014) to: 1. Conserve biodiversity in priority places, and 2. Integrate biodiversity as an essential component of human development. The Biodiversity APS disseminates information to prospective Applicant(s) so they may develop and submit Concept Note(s) in response to individual Addenda issued under this APS and ultimately to be considered for USAID funding. This APS describes and provides information on: the type of activities for which Concept Note(s) will be considered; available funding, process and requirements for submitting Concept Note(s) and Full Application(s); the merit review criteria for evaluating Concept Note(s); and refers prospective Applicant(s) to relevant documentation and resources. The Biodiversity APS is not a Request for Applications (RFA). Rather, the Biodiversity APS requests Concept Notes in response to Individual Addenda published to this APS. Based on the submitted Concept Note(s) to specific Addenda opportunities, USAID will determine whether to request a Full Application from an eligible organization.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=348891

Building Synthetic Microbial Communities for Biology, Mitigating Climate Change, Sustainability, and Biotechnology (Synthetic Communities)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program: Building Synthetic Microbial Communities for Biology, Mitigating Climate Change, Sustainability, and Biotechnology (Synthetic Communities)

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Funding Level: $9,500,000

Summary: Microbes and communities of microbes have remarkable genetic, physiological and biochemical diversity, allowing them to flourish in environments all over the planet and in a variety of substrates and hosts. Given their relative importance to ecosystems around the world, to the economy and to health, researchers have studied microbial systems extensively and have a better understanding of their capabilities and impacts on hosts and the environment. In recent years, researchers have increasingly turned to microbes and their diverse capabilities for bioremediation and applications in biotechnology, agriculture, and medicine. Because of advances in molecular biology, synthetic biology and bioengineering, researchers now have the ability to assemble synthetic microbial communities that have novel compositions, genetics and phenotypes and to use these communities to address both fundamental biological questions and a range of societal problems. The goal of this solicitation is to support research that addresses one or more of the three themes: 1) define the underlying mechanisms or rules that drive the formation, maintenance or evolution of synthetic microbial communities, 2) use synthetic microbial communities to address fundamental biological questions, including questions in molecular biology, cellular/organismal biology, ecology and evolution and/or 3) build synthetic communities with biotechnology, bioeconomy or environmental engineering applications, including but not limited to the production of novel biorenewable chemicals, biodegradation of recalcitrant or “forever chemicals,” enabling a circular bioeconomy, fostering sustainable agriculture and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Biological Technologies

Sponsor: US Department of Defense (DOD) - DARPA

Program: Biological Technologies

Deadline: June 20, 2024

Funding Level: TBD

Summary: BTO's mission is to develop capabilities that leverage the unique properties of biology - adaption, replication, resilience and complexity, to revolutionize how the United States defends the homeland and prepares and protects its Warfighters. Research in BTO creates biotechnological capabilities that provide tactical care and restore function to injured warfighters,increase operational resilience, develop novel functional materials, and detect and protect against threats to maintain force readiness. BTO is interested in submissions related to the following topic areas:

  • Human Performance
  • Materials, Sensors, Processing
  • Ecosystem and Environmental
    • Developing and leveraging new technologies for ecosystem restoration and the stabilization of agricultural production and post-disaster recovery.
  • Biosecurity and Biosafety
  • Biomedical and Biodefense

https://sam.gov/opp/597bf60984314db1b3ecfce393677c75/view#general

Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR)

Sponsor: Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR)

Program: Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR)

Deadline: Open year-round

Funding Level: TBD

Summary: The Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) program deploys urgent funding to support research and outreach in response to emerging or unanticipated threats to the nation’s food supply or agricultural systems. ROAR grants are swift, diverse and far-reaching. In the past, we have awarded ROAR grants to combat invasive weevils, lettuce wilt, swine viruses and cattle ticks, among other pests and pathogens.

https://foundationfar.org/grants-funding/opportunities/rapid-outcomes-from-agricultural-research/

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