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Last updated August 4, 2016

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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
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)
Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) and Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)

Department of Labor
Research and Evaluation Grants

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Jefferson Science Fellowship Program

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Humanities Connections
Summer Stipends

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Art Works

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
Public Engagement with Historical Records

Department of Education - Institute for Education Sciences (IES)
Education Research 2017 Competition

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21)
Innovative Technologies for Cancer-Relevant Biospecimen Science (R21)
Basic Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions (R21)
Factors Underlying Differences in Female and Male Presentation for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions (R21)
Safety and Outcome Measures of Pain Medications Used in Children and Pregnant Women (R03 / R21)
Biosensors in the Oral Cavity (R01 / R21)

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Campus Cyberinfrastructure
Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS)

Opportunity Details

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action - Investigator Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Contact osp@pacific.edu for submission and routing form schedule.
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date:  2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing dates for applications:
    • Open, rolling submission deadline anticipated to be open for 3 years
    • Letter of Intent required, full proposals invited

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.
Program announcement: https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1224&cfpOverviewId

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal

  • Applications are accepted on an open, rolling bases
  • Opportunity anticipated to be open for 3 years
  • Contact osp@pacific.edu to plan your submission date and timing for routing form signatures

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

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Contact osp@pacific.edu for submission and routing form schedule.
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date:  2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing dates for applications:
    • September 19, 2016

For this competition, faculty apply as individuals, not through the university. However, the Office of Sponsored Programs will still provide support for the development of your proposal and assistance with submission. Contact osp@pacific.edu to request support.

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts — except the performing arts. To that end, the foundation awards approximately two hundred fellowships a year. The fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge or artistic creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.
Application package available here: http://www.gf.org/applicants

USBR: Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) and Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 3:00 PM PST:
    • September 30, 2016

The main objectives of the CVPCP and HRP are: (1) protect and restore native habitats impacted by the CVP, and (2) stabilize and improve populations of native species impacted by the CVP. The CVPCP and HRP fund a variety of actions that improve conditions for species and habitats impacted by the CVP, excluding those for fish, recognizing that a balanced set of actions is needed to meet the program objectives. The CVPCP and HRP have, however, placed emphasis on certain kinds of activities considered more critical to species’ protection and recovery than others. Land protection, habitat restoration, research, and captive propagation and/or reintroduction projects will be funded, with land protection projects receiving the highest priority for funding.
Program announcement: http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/oppBOR-MP-16-0004-cidBOR-MP-6-0004-instructions.pdf

DOL: Research and Evaluation Grants
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 1:00 PM  PST:
    • October 3 2016
Important
Only 1 application per institution is allowed. Notify osp@pacific.edu as soon as an application is anticipated.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy – Chief Evaluation Office (CEO), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $2 million in grant funds authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (PL. 114-113) for the Department of Labor Research and Evaluation (LRE) grants. The CEO is soliciting applications from university-based researchers to fund up to ten Department of Labor Research and Evaluation (LRE) grants for a period of up to two years. Grants of no more than $250,000 per grantee over a two-year period will be awarded. Suggested topic areas for an LRE grant that are of priority interest to DOL include but are not limited to: • Employee Benefits Security, • Miners’ Safety and Health, • Wage and Hour and Labor Standards, • Worker and Workplace Safety and Health, • Workers’ Compensation, • Labor/Management Relations, • International Topics in Worker Protection including child and forced labor issues, • Improving Equal Employment Opportunities for Targeted Populations, • Innovative approaches to evaluating the impact of DOL worker protection programs and policies using existing administrative or other data, and • Low-cost randomized controlled trials or natural experiments to evaluate the impact of DOL programs. The period of performance for the LRE grants is between 12 and 24 months with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2016. This performance period includes all necessary implementation and start-up activities. Depending on the nature of the research, LRE applicants may propose a 12-, 18- or 24- month period of performance. No federal funding is anticipated beyond the initial grant period.
Program announcement: Click on Related Documents tabhttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=286915

Jefferson Science Fellowship Program
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • October 31, 2016 (online applications open August 1, 2016)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is pleased to announce a call for nominations and applications for the 2017 Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF) program. Initiated by the Secretary of State in 2003, this fellowship program engages the American academic science, technology, engineering, and medical communities in the design and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and international business objectives. Fellows spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. As part of their assignments, Fellows may also have the opportunity to travel to U.S. embassies and missions overseas. Following the fellowship year, the Fellow will return to his/her academic career but will remain available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects.

The fellowship is open to tenured or similarly ranked academic scientists, engineers, and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning. Nominees/applicants must hold U.S. citizenship and will be required to obtain a security clearance. The deadline for 2017-2018 program year applications/nominations is October 31, 2016 (online applications open August 1, 2016). The fellowship begins in mid-August 2017.
Program announcement: nationalacademies.org/PGA/Jefferson/index.htm

NEH: Humanities Connections
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • October 25, 2016

Humanities Connections grants seek to expand the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum at two- and four-year institutions, offering students in all academic fields new opportunities to develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind that the humanities cultivate. Grant projects focus on connecting the resources and perspectives of the humanities to students’ broader educational and professional goals, regardless of their path of study. Through this new grant program, NEH invites proposals that reflect innovative and imaginative approaches to preparing students for their roles as engaged citizens and productive professionals in a rapidly changing and interdependent world. Grants support the development and implementation of an integrated set of courses and student engagement activities focusing on significant humanities content. The Humanities Connections program gives special encouragement to projects that foster collaboration between humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and pre-service or professional programs in business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other non-humanities fields.
Program announcement: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/humanities-connections

NEH: Summer Stipends
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • September 29, 2016 (for projects beginning May 2017)
Important
Please email osp@pacific.edu about your intention to apply to this program by August 18, 2016. Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges or universities must be nominated by their institution before they may submit their applications via Grants.gov. Any faculty member is eligible for nomination. The Office of Sponsored Programs can also assist with your submission through grants.gov.

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends provide $6000 to support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.
Program announcement: http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/summer-stipends-sep-29-2016.pdf

NEA: Art Works
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • October 11, 2016

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis makes awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Research: Art Works offers support for projects in two areas: Track One: Value and Impact. These research projects aim to examine the value and/or impact of the arts in any topic area(s) by using data and methods appropriate to the proposed research questions. Track Two: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs. These research projects aim to test the causal or inferred-causal impact of the arts on individual or cohort outcomes by using experimental or quasi-experimental design methods appropriate to the proposed research questions.
All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. These matching funds may be all cash or a combination of cash and in-kind contributions, and can include federally-negotiated indirect costs or matching funds that are proposed but not yet committed at the time of the application deadline.
Program announcement: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works/grant-program-description

NHPRC: Public Engagement with Historical Records
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • October 6, 2016

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations among archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects might create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational or personal reasons.
Program announcement: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/engagement.html

Department of Education - Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Education Research 2017 Competition
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 4:30 PM ET (1:30 PM PDT):
    • August 4, 2016

The Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2017 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education. You can search for the downloadable application package for each competition by the CFDA number 84.305 at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html or contact osp@pacific.edu for assistance.
Funding opportunities with the August 4, 2016 deadline include:

  • Research Networks Focused on Critical Problem of Education Policy and Practice
  • Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions
  • Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy
  • Statistical and Research Methodology in Education
  • Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences
  • Education Research

Program announcement: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-08/pdf/2016-05155.pdf

NIH: Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21)
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • September 26, 2016 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on the early-stage development of highly innovative molecular or cellular analysis technologies for basic or clinical cancer research. The emphasis of this FOA is on supporting the development of novel capabilities involving a high degree of technical innovation for targeting, probing, or assessing molecular and cellular features of cancer biology. Well-suited applications must offer the potential to accelerate and/or enhance research in the areas of cancer biology, early detection and screening, clinical diagnosis, treatment, control, epidemiology, and/or cancer health disparities. Technologies proposed for development may be intended to have widespread applicability but must be focused on improving molecular and/or cellular characterizations of cancer.
Program announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-16-001.html#_Section_I._Funding

NIH: Innovative Technologies for Cancer-Relevant Biospecimen Science (R21)
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • September 26, 2016 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects focused on the early-stage development of technologies that improve the quality of the samples used for cancer research or clinical care. This includes innovative technologies that address issues related to pre-analytical degradation of targeted analytes during the collection, processing, handling, and storage of cancer-relevant biospecimens. The overall goal is to support the development of highly innovative technologies capable of maximizing or otherwise interrogating the quality and utility of biological samples used for downstream analyses.
Program announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-16-003.html#_Section_I._Funding

NIH: Basic Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions (R21)
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • December 6, 2016

This FOA seeks to stimulate basic inquiry into the mechanisms that influence people within their larger social contexts to manage one or multiple conditions over the life-course. Long-term goals are to increase knowledge of the individual and group processes that inform thought and behaviors that reinforce health and optimal wellbeing to enhance overall human health, reduce illness and disability, and lengthen life. This FOA encourages research projects dedicated to elucidating this constellation of mechanisms and processes that include, and are not limited to, cognitive, cultural, emotional, physical, psychological, religious, sociological, and spiritual, and their individual and collective biopsychosocial effects on self-management.
Program announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-095.html

NIH: Factors Underlying Differences in Female and Male Presentation for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions (R21)
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • October 16, 2016

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory/developmental research on mechanisms underlying the manifestations of sex-based differences in Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial (DOC)-related diseases and conditions. Specifically, this initiative encourages studies aimed at understanding immune reactivity, genetic variation, environmental triggers, aging, and hormonal changes as they affect sex-based differences in DOC-related diseases and conditions including, but not limited to, Sjögren’s Syndrome (SS), orofacial pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD), salivary gland tumors, and human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal cancers.
Program announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-296.html

NIH: Safety and Outcome Measures of Pain Medications Used in Children and Pregnant Women (R03 / R21)
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • October 16, 2016

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to (1) promote preclinical, translational, clinical and epidemiological research in pain medications use in children or in pregnant women to fill knowledge gaps in safe use of the pain medications in these special populations; and (2) develop effective instruments or approaches to assess and evaluate maternal and child outcomes of pain medication treatments. There is a need for data on pain medications used in children and pregnant women to be shared and made available to the scientific community for future studies and to encourage replication of findings and meeting the goal of further advancing research in this area.
Program announcements:
     R03 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-313.html
     R21 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-312.html

NIH: Biosensors in the Oral Cavity (R01 / R21)
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • October 19, 2016

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support pilot and feasibility studies for interdisciplinary research in development of new or adaptation of existing biosensors for noninvasive, dynamic, real-time monitoring of physiological processes in the human body, using the oral cavity as the sensing site. Biosensors developed through this FOA should be able to assess health and disease states by receiving and analyzing signals from oral fluids, oral and dental tissues, cells and microorganisms, and compounds found in or passing through the oral cavity. Additional capabilities of these biosensors may include wireless and remote communication of outputs, local processing and/or transmitting outputs to a data collection center, and communication with drug delivery devices that can dynamically dispense therapeutic compounds to tissues in accordance with immediate physiological needs of an individual.
Program announcements
     R01 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-17-004.html
     R21 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-17-005.html

NSF: Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • September 14, 2016

The Division of Mathematical Sciences in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need and urgency for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences. This program is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support existing ones.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16543/nsf16543.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

NSF: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • Exploration & Design tier for both tracks: November 2, 2016
    • Development & Implementation tier for both tracks: January 11, 2017

The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR) program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures (e.g. organizational changes, new methods for certification or credentialing, course re-conception, cyberlearning, etc.) and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. The program features two tracks: (1) Engaged Student Learning and (2) Institutional and Community Transformation. Two tiers of projects exist within each track: (i) Exploration and Design and (ii) Development and Implementation.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15585/nsf15585.htm

NSF: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    •  November 1, 2016

This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college and university faculty and students to bring knowledge of engineering or computer and information science and engineering as well as technological innovation to pre-college/community college classrooms. The goal of these partnerships is to enable K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty to translate their research experiences and new knowledge gained in university settings into their classroom activities. The university team will include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as well as industrial advisors. Involvement of graduate students in support of academic-year classroom activities is particularly encouraged. Partnerships with inner city, rural or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15536/nsf15536.htm

NSF: Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • August 10, 2016

ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: (1) increase student awareness of STEM and ICT careers; (2) motivate students to pursue the education necessary to participate in those careers; and/or (3) provide students with technology-rich experiences that develop their knowledge of related content and skills (including critical thinking skills) needed for entering the STEM workforce.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15599/nsf15599.pdf

NSF: Campus Cyberinfrastructure
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • August 23, 2016

The Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program invests in coordinated campus-level cyberinfrastructure (CI) components of data, networking, and computing infrastructure, capabilities, and integrated services leading to higher levels of performance, reliability and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects. Learning and workforce development (LWD) in CI is explicitly addressed in the program. Science-driven requirements are the primary motivation for any proposed activity. CC* awards will be supported in seven areas: (1)Data Driven Multi-Campus/Multi-Institution Model Implementations awards will be supported at up to $3,000,000 total for up to 4 years. (2) Cyber Team awards will be supported at up to $1,500,000 total for up to 3 years. (3) Data Driven Networking Infrastructure for the Campus and Researcher awards will be supported at up to $500,000 total for up to 2 years. (4)Network Design and Implementation for Small Institutions awards will be supported at up to $400,000 total for up to 2 years. (5) Network Integration and Applied Innovation awards will be supported at up to $1,000,000 total for up to 2 years. (6) Campus Computing awards will be supported at up to $500,000 for up to 3 years. (7) Innovative Integrated Storage Resources awards will be supported at up to $200,000 for up to 2 years.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16567/nsf16567.pdf

Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • September 28, 2016
    • September 12, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognize that fundamental questions in basic, clinical, and translational research could benefit greatly from multidisciplinary approaches that involve experts in quantitative disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, and computer science. 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: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16573/nsf16573.pdf

NSF: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 5:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • October 14, 2016 - Bridge to the Doctorate; Pre-Alliance Planning Grants
    • November 4, 2016 - LSAMP Alliance Proposals (including Bridge to the Baccalaureate)

Only one proposal allowed per institution under each alliance type. Please contact osp@pacific.edu if you are interested in Pacific making an application to this program.

This program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

The LSAMP program provides funding to alliances that implement comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies that ultimately result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.
Program announcement: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15594/nsf15594.pdf

ARPA-E: Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS)
Deadlines:

  • Pacific Routing Form: due 5 days before Pacific submit date
  • Pacific Submit Date: 2 days before full proposal deadline
  • Closing Dates for Applications by 2:00 PM local time of applicant:
    • September 30, 2016
    • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides a continuing opportunity for the rapid support of early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology. IDEAS awards are intended to be flexible and may take the form of analyses or exploratory research that provides the agency with information useful for the subsequent development of focused technology programs. IDEAS awards may also support proof-of-concept research to develop a unique technology concept, either in an area not currently supported by the agency or as a potential enhancement to an ongoing focused technology program. Applications must propose concepts that are not covered by open ARPA-E focused FOAs and that also do not represent incremental improvements over existing technology. IDEAS awards are defined as single-phase efforts of durations 12 months or less with a total project cost of $500,000 or less and will be issued through Grants.
Program announcementIDEAS - Concept Paper FOA - MOD 01 - 02.16.2016