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Title/SponsorNext DeadlineDescriptionAmount/ Notes
NASA ULI: University Leadership Initiative  (NNH21Z EA001N-ULI)08/20/22 (NOI deadline)University Leadership Initiative (ULI) provides the opportunity for university teams to exercise technical and organizational leadership in proposing unique technical challenges in aeronautics, defining multi-disciplinary solutions, establishing peer review mechanisms, and applying innovative teaming strategies to strengthen the research impact. Proposals are sought in seven ULI topic areas: 1) Safe, Efficient Growth in Global Operations; 2) Innovation in Commercial Supersonic Aircraft; 3) Ultra-Efficient Subsonic Transports; 4) Safe, Quiet, and Affordable Vertical Lift Air Vehicles; 5) In-Time System-Wide Safety Assurance; 6) Assured Autonomy for Aviation Transformation; 7) Zero Emission Aviation; 8) Materials and Structures for Next-Generation Aerospace SystemsNOI required; applicant workshop Thursday July 14, 2022 
NSF INCLUDES: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF 22-622)08/23/22 (Limited Submission deadline)With this solicitation, NSF offers support for five types of projects that connect and contribute to the National Network: (1) Design and Development Launch Pilots, (2) Collaborative Change Consortia, (3) Alliances, (4) Network Connectors, and (5) Conferences. The NSF INCLUDES National Network is a multifaceted collaboration of agencies, organizations, and individuals working collectively to broaden participation in STEM. The NSF INCLUDES National Network serves as a testbed for designing, implementing, studying, refining, and scaling collaborative change models 
DOE NETL Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0002611)08/25/22 (concept paper deadline)This FOA seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: the cost-effective deployment of EV charging for those without easy home charging; innovative solutions to improve mobility options for underserved communities; community engagement to accelerate clean transportation options in underserved communities; batteries and electrification; materials technologies; energy-efficient commercial off-road vehicle technologies; medium/heavy duty vehicle corridor charging and advanced engine and fuel technologies to improve fuel economy and reduce GHG emissionsIndividual awards may vary between $300,000 and $7,500,000.
DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration (DE-FOA-0002745)09/01/22 (concept paper deadline)Topic Area 1: Wind and Solar Grid Services Design, Implementation, and Demonstration
Topic Area 2: Protection of Bulk Power Systems with High Contribution from Inverter-Based Resources
Individual awards may vary between $2,250,000 and $5,600,000, depending on the topic area.
NSF ERC: Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers (NSF 22-580)09/02/22 (required LOI deadline)The ERC program supports convergent research (CR) that will lead to strong societal impact. Each ERC has interacting foundational components that go beyond the research project, including engineering workforce development (EWD) at all participant stages, diversity and a culture of inclusion (DCI) where all participants gain mutual benefit, and value creation within an innovation ecosystem (IE) that will outlast the lifetime of the ERC.up to $6M per year for 5 years
NSF/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of Biological and Mathematical Sciences (NSF 22-600)09/19/22The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plan to support fundamental research in mathematics and statistics necessary to answer questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need to promote research at the interface between mathematical and life sciences. This program is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support innovative activities by existing teams.Track 1 - total budget of up to $600,000 for 3 years, and Track 2 - total budget of up to $1,200,000 for  3-4 years
NSF Ideas Lab: ETAUS: Engineering Technologies to Advance Underwater Sciences (NSF 22-617)09/19/22 (prelim proposal)The aim of this Ideas Lab is to bring together experts from diverse scientific and engineering backgrounds to develop innovative engineering technologies and solutions that will enable real-time and reliable sensing, communications, localization, navigation, and mapping of aquatic environments, including glaciers, rivers, lakes, and oceans, for scientific research and economic development in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.$1,500,000 for up to 3 years
NSF Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (NSF 22-547)09/26/22NSF's Division of Earth Sciences invites submission of proposals for collaborative, interdisciplinary studies of the Earth's interior within the framework of the community-based initiative known as Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface. Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Support is available for research and research infrastructure through grants and cooperative agreements awarded in response to investigator-initiated proposals from U.S. universities and other eligible institutions. Interdisciplinary projects are required. Societally relevant applications of CSEDI's research are wide-ranging and may include improving our understanding of planetary processes that led to habitability on Earth or may impact its climate; drivers of natural hazards; developing novel technologies and translational techniques and software; creating infrastructure for training and education; fostering partnerships that broaden participation, accessibility, equity, and justice.varies
NEH Archeological and Ethnographic Field Research (20220928-RFW)09/28/22The Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research program supports institutionally based, empirical field research projects that answer significant humanities questions through archaeological and/or ethnographic methods. Archaeological methods may include field survey and field-based remote sensing, documentation or visualization, and excavations to answer research questions in ancient studies, history, anthropology, classical studies, art history, regional studies, epigraphy, and related disciplines. Ethnographic methods may include participant observation, surveys and interviews, and documentation or recording to answer research questions in anthropology, ethnolinguistics, oral history, ethnomusicology, performance studies, folklore studies, sociology, and related disciplines.up to $150,000
NSF Building Synthetic Microbial Communities for Biology, Mitigating Climate Change, Sustainability, and Biotechnology (Synthetic Communities) (NSF 22-607)10/03/22This solicitation aims to support three areas of research, as they represent a convergence of biology and engineering. The three research themes in this solicitation are viewed as natural extensions of NSF's investment in basic microbial communities research, such as research that aims to define the interactions and mechanisms that control microbiome structure/function: 1) defining the mechanisms or rules that drive the formation, maintenance or evolution of synthetic microbial communities; 2) using synthetic microbial communities to address fundamental biological questions, including questions in molecular biology, cellular/organismal biology, ecology and evolution; 3) building synthetic communities with biotechnology or bio-economy applications, including but not limited to the production of novel bio-renewable chemicals, bio-degradation of harmful or recalcitrant environmental chemicals, enabling a circular bio-economy, fostering sustainable agriculture and mitigating the impacts of climate change. For theme 3, the emphasis should be on designing communities with novel capabilities and understanding the underlying biological mechanisms that lead to these novel capabilities. Projects that identify rules for the formation of microbial communities using natural systems and then apply the rules to synthetic microbial communities are permissible for theme 1.Will be biannual, next due August 1, 2024 and August 1 each time after
NSF EEID: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (NSF 22-620)11/16/22The goal of the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) program is to support important and innovative research on the ecological, evolutionary, behavioral, physiological, and socio-ecological principles that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The program's focus is on the discovery of general principles and processes and on building and testing models that elucidate these principles. Projects must address the quantitative, mathematical, or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. 
NEH Collaborative Research (20221130-RZ)11/30/22This program supports groups of two or more scholars seeking to increase humanistic knowledge through convenings, manuscript preparation for collaborative publications, and the creation of scholarly digital projects. Projects must pursue significant research questions and lead to a tangible interpretive product. The collaborative work can be rooted in a single field of study or cross disciplines. NEH encourages collaboration with scholars working in the natural or social sciences, but projects must focus on humanistic content and employ humanistic methods.up to $250,000, depending on funding category
NEH Media Projects (20220810-TD-TR) 01/1/23The purpose of this program is to support collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop documentary films, radio, and podcasts that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. NEH makes Media Projects awards at two levels: Development and Production. $75,000 for Development, $700,000 for Production, $1,000,000 for Chairman’s Special Awards
NSF SCMCS: Synthesis Center for Molecular and Cellular Sciences (NSF 22-608)01/13/23 (required prelim proposal)The goal of this program is to establish a Synthesis Center that will advance our ability to explain and predict how biomolecular structures, interactions and functions lead to dynamic cellular phenotypes. Synthesis Centers are an established mechanism used by NSF BIO to catalyze new discoveries by leveraging existing data. BIO has previously supported several synthesis centers, e.g., the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/), the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (http://www.nescent.org), the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (http://www.nimbios.org/), and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (http://www.sesync.org). It is important to note that Synthesis Centers do not directly support generation of new data, nor do they fund an individual research group, but rather are dedicated to facilitating synthesis of available data by multidisciplinary research teams to address compelling scientific questions. Proposals to generate new data or simply establish or update data repositories are not appropriate for this solicitation, nor are projects that are primarily concerned with human health.$20M over 5 years with potential for renewal period; single award anticipated
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Storage Validation and Testing (Section 40305): Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Phases III, III.5, and IV (DE-FOA-0002729)n/a, NOINOI - The FOA is anticipated to be issued in the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2022 and will be funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. this FOA will build on the existing Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) Initiative to meet the requirements for Section 40305. The CarbonSAFE Initiative began in 2016 and includes four phases that begin with pre-feasibility projects all the way through to permitting and construction of the storage complex. Previous funding allowed for funding of the first three phases: pre-feasibility, storage complex feasibility, and site characterization and permitting projects. If funded, this FOA will focus funding on the last two phases: site characterization and permitting and construction of the storage complex. In addition, if funded, this FOA will incorporate environmental justice, community engagement and consent-based siting, equity and workforce development, when developing the commercial-scale geologic storage infrastructure necessary to support the Biden Administration’s decarbonization goals of 50-52% reduction in GHG from 2005 levels emissions by 2030, a carbon-pollution free power sector by 2035, and a net-zero GHG emissions economy by 2050.It is possible that Phase III and III.5 (research and development activities) could have a requirement for at least 20% Recipient cost share
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs (Section 40314): Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (DE-FOA-0002779)n/a, NOIThe FOA will incorporate a range of equity considerations including energy and environmental justice, labor and community engagement, consent-based siting, quality jobs, and inclusive workforce development to support the Biden Administration’s decarbonization goals of a 50-52% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2005 levels by 2030, a carbon-pollution-free power sector by 2035, and a net-zero GHG emissions economy by 2050. The H2Hubs will be a key part of the National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, also required in the BIL, and will be instrumental in meeting national decarbonization goals, including the development and deployment of clean hydrogen technologies. 

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Title/SponsorDeadlineDescriptionAmount/ Notes
HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program09/28/22We are looking for outstanding basic researchers, including physician-scientists, who have strong potential to become leaders in their fields and to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their mentorship and understanding of the experiences of trainees from races and ethnicities underrepresented in US science. Scholars will prioritize scientific excellence in their own research while creating an equitable and inclusive lab climate that values diversity and serves as a model within their own institutions and beyond. Eligible research areas include all basic biomedical science disciplines, as well as plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.multi-million dollar support per scholar; expected to be yearly program
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial EquityOpenEvidence for action prioritizes research to evaluate specific interventions that have the potential to counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes. This funding is focused on studies about upstream causes of health inequities, such as the systems, structures, laws, policies, norms, and practices that determine the distribution of resources and opportunities, which in turn influence individuals' options and behaviors. Research should center on the needs and experiences of communities exhibiting the greatest health burdens and be motivated by real-world priorities. It should be able to inform a specific course of action and/or establish beneficial practices, not stop at characterizing or documenting the extent of a problem.varies, $200-500k

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Created: 09.23.21
Updated: 08.17.22