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Last updated August 4, 2017

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American Council of Learned Studies (ACLS)
Collaborative Research Fellowships
Fellowship program
Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

Foundation Funding
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action - Investigator Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal
Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR)
National Cancer Institute Youth Enjoy Science Research Education Program (R25)

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)
Science of Learning
Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data (QuBBD)

Opportunity Details

ACLS: Collaborative Research Fellowships
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Deadline: September 27, 2017

ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships, which support small teams of two or more scholars collaborating intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences. Fellowships provide up to $60,000 in salary-replacement stipends for each collaborator to take a semester- or academic year-long supported research leave, as well as up to $21,000 in project funds, which may be used for such purposes as travel, materials, or research assistance. The total amount of a fellowship for any collaborative project will vary depending on the number of collaborators and the duration of research leaves, but the total amount of stipends may not exceed $180,000 for any one project. The fellowships are for a total period of up to 24 months, during which time project funds may be expended, to be initiated between July 1, 2018 and September 1, 2020. Collaborators' research leaves may be taken during any semester or year within the overall award period, and leaves need not be concurrent.
Program information: http://www.acls.org/programs/collaborative/

ACLS: Fellowship program
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Deadline: September 27, 2017

The ACLS Fellowship program includes a joint fellowship with the New York Public Library, as well as named awards made possible by generous donations to ACLS. ACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Faculty appointments are not required. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.
Program information: http://www.acls.org/programs/acls/

ACLS: Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Deadline: Deadlines vary by program

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the fifth year of an initiative supporting research and teaching in Buddhist studies, funded by In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.
Program information: http://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action - Investigator Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: all application materials due to OSP
  • Closing date for application: Open, rolling submission date

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health is a national program of RWJF that supports the Foundation’s commitment to building a Culture of Health in the United States. The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. In addition, Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action. It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes. Letter of Intent required, full proposals invited.
Program announcement: https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1224&cfpOverviewId

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: all application materials due to OSP
  • Closing date for application: Open, rolling submission date

The goal of the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal funding opportunity is to explore; to look into the future and put health first as we design for changes in how we live, learn, work and play; to wade into uncharted territory in order to better understand what new trends, opportunities and breakthrough ideas can enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible. While improving the status quo is vital to the health and well-being of millions of Americans now, the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal opportunity reaches beyond incremental changes to explore the ideas and trends that will influence the trajectory and future of health.
Program announcement: http://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/submit-a-proposal.html?rid=CFB_D3yqR5MZU0gLjCmmmS1dJ4qR3hrf&et_cid=620867

Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: all application materials due to OSP
  • Closing date for application: Open, rolling submission date

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its new Targeted Grants in MPS program. The program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), full proposals are by invitation only. Applicants will be notified within two months of the LOI submission if a full proposal is invited. The deadline is rolling, an applicant can submit at any time.
Program announcement: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-physical-sciences/targeted-grants-in-mps/

FDA: Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Prior approval in the form of a Letter of Intent (LOI) is required before submission of an application, LOI Due by August 16, 2017
  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: October 10, 2017
  • Closing date for application: October 12, 2017 by 8:59 PM pacific time

The purpose of the FDA (R13) Scientific Conference Grant Program is to facilitate the provision of federal financial assistance in support of small conferences and scientific meetings clearly aligned with the FDA mission. The FDA recognizes the value of supporting high quality, small conferences and scientific meetings relevant to its mission and to the public health. A small conference or scientific meeting is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or any formal meeting, whether conducted face-to-face or virtually to exchange information and explore a defined subject, issue, or area of concern impacting the public's health within the scope of the FDA's mission. Permission to submit a conference grant application does not assure funding or funding at the level requested. FDA will not issue a conference grant award unless it can be issued before the conference start date.
Link to Additional Information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-378.html

NIH: Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: May 22, 2018
  • Closing date for application: May 24, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) program is designed to provide structured training programs to prepare high-achieving, underrepresented students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields. Programmatic activities should include authentic research experiences, academic enhancements, skills development, and mentoring. The long-term goal of the program is to enhance the pool of underrepresented students earning baccalaureate and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical research fields and ultimately to contribute to the diversification of the nation's scientific workforce.
Program announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-068.html

NIH: National Cancer Institute Youth Enjoy Science Research Education Program (R25)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: September 21, 2017 and January 23, 2018
  • Closing date for application: September 25, 2017 and January 25, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this National Cancer Institute (NCI) R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach. The NCI’s mission is to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to cancer. This funding opportunity seeks to facilitate the education of students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research who will become knowledgeable about cancer, and available to focus on cancer later in their careers. With the aim of enhancing the pool of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research via early intervention strategies, the NCI Youth Enjoy Science (YES) Program will support efforts to create and maintain an institutional program to engage grades 6-12 and/or undergraduate students from underrepresented populations in cutting edge cancer research experiences. The proposed institutional programs may also provide research experiences for the grade 6-12 teachers and undergraduate faculty members who serve underrepresented student populations. The specific goals are to inspire interest in biomedical sciences, help envision research as a career path, and strengthen practical research and career skills. In alignment with these goals, institutions may develop unique programs that capitalize on their research strengths and are responsive to their target populations.
Program announcement: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-059.html

NSF: Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: all application materials due to OSP
  • Closing date for application: Open, rolling submission date

Proposals Accepted Anytime: Prospective principal investigators (PIs) should contact disciplinary program officers to identify specific NSF programs and determine the feasibility and timing of a Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) or Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) request.

Predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs) play a critically important role in U.S. science, engineering, and technology through their substantial contributions to education and to research. NSF encourages research by faculty members of these institutions to ensure a broad national base for research and to help faculty members stay at the cutting edge of their disciplines. Such research not only contributes to basic knowledge in science and engineering but also provides an opportunity for integration of scientific discovery into undergraduate education. As the ultimate in inquiry-based learning, undergraduate research is a critical component of high-quality education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Undergraduate research experiences provide a strong foundation for careers in science and engineering and for graduate study. A significant number of STEM professionals receive bachelor degrees from predominantly undergraduate institutions.
Program announcement: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14579/nsf14579.htm

NSF: Science of Learning
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: January 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time
  • Closing date for application: January 17, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

The Science of Learning program supports potentially transformative basic research to advance the science of learning. The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints. Projects that are integrative and/or interdisciplinary may be especially valuable in moving basic understanding of learning forward but research with a single discipline or methodology is also appropriate if it addresses basic scientific questions in learning. The possibility of developing connections between proposed research and specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges will be considered as valuable broader impacts, but are not necessarily central to the intellectual merit of proposed research. The program will support research addressing learning in a wide range of domains at one or more levels of analysis including: molecular/cellular mechanisms; brain systems; cognitive affective, and behavioral processes; and social/cultural influences. The program supports a variety of methods including: experiments, field studies, surveys, secondary-data analyses, and modeling.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5567

NSF: Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data (QuBBD)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: September 8, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time
  • Closing date for application: September 12, 2017, (second Tuesday in September, annually) by 5:00 PM local time

The Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data Program is designed to support research that addresses important application areas at the intersection of the biomedical and data sciences by encouraging inter- and multi-disciplinary collaborations that focus on innovative and transformative approaches to address these challenges.
Program announcement: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16573/nsf16573.htm