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Upcoming Funding Deadlines

*Grants that Accept Proposals at Anytime

April

Directed Energy Profesional Society (DEPS)

Graduate-Directed Energy Scholarships in High Energy Laser (HEL) & High Power Microwave (HPM) Technologies

Full Proposal: 4/1/18

Project Description: The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) is the premier organization for the exchange of information on the development and application of directed energy (DE), which includes both high energy lasers (HEL) and high power RF (HPRF). DEPS fosters research and development of DE technology for national defense and civil applications through professional communication and education. The traditional academic disciplines involved in DE research include, but are not limited to, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials sciences, optical sciences, optical engineering, and aerospace engineering.This program offered partial scholarships up to $10,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. The number and amount of 2017-2018 scholarship awards will depend on available funding, which is provided by grants from the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office and the Office of Naval Research and by DEPS.


NSF: EPCN

Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)

    ECCS Submission Window: 10/01/18-11/01/18

    ECCS REU/RET Supplements: 4/02/18

Project Description: TRecent advances in communications, computation, and sensing technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for the design of cyber-physical systems with increased responsiveness, interconnectivity and automation. To meet new challenges and societal needs, the Energy, Power, Control and Networks (EPCN) Program invests in systems and control methods for analysis and design of cyber-physical systems to ensure stability, performance, robustness, and security. Topics of interest include modeling, optimization, learning, and control of networked multi-agent systems, higher-level decision making, and dynamic resource allocation as well as risk management in the presence of uncertainty, sub-system failures and stochastic disturbances. EPCN also invests in adaptive dynamic programing, brain-like networked architectures performing real-time learning, and neuromorphic engineering. EPCN supports innovative proposals dealing with systems research in such areas as energy, transportation, and nanotechnology. EPCN places emphasis on electric power systems, including generation, transmission, storage, and integration of renewables; power electronics and drives; battery management systems; hybrid and electric vehicles; and understanding of the interplay of power systems with associated regulatory and economic structures and with consumer behavior. Also of interest are interdependencies of power and energy systems with other critical infrastructures. Topics of interest also include systems analysis and design for energy scavenging and alternate energy technologies such as solar, wind, and hydrokinetic. The program also supports innovative tools and test beds, as well as curriculum development integrating research and education. In addition to single investigator projects, EPCN encourages cross-disciplinary proposals that benefit from active collaboration of researchers with complementary skills.


NSF: MSIP
Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)

Project Description: A vigorous Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP) was recommended by the 2010 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, citing "many highly promising projects for achieving diverse and timely science." As described in this solicitation, the Division of Astronomical Sciences has established a mid-scale program to support a variety of astronomical activities within a cost range up to $30M. This program will be formally divided into four subcategories: 1) limited term, self-contained science projects; 2) longer term mid-scale facilities; 3) development investments for future mid-scale and large-scale projects; and 4) community open access capabilities. The MSIP will emphasize both strong scientific merit and a well-developed plan for student training and involvement of a diverse workforce in instrumentation, facility development, or data management.


NSF: ADVANCE

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

    Partnerships

      LOI: 12/12/18
      Full Proposal: 1/09/19

    Adaptation

      LOI (past): 8/9/17
      Full Proposal: 9/13/17

    Institutional Transformation

      Pre-Proposal: 4/11/18
      Full Proposal: 1/16/19

Project Description: Despite significant increases in the proportion of women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctoral degrees, women are significantly underrepresented as faculty, particularly in upper ranks, and in academic administrative positions, in almost all STEM fields. The problems of recruitment, retention, and advancement that are the causes of this underrepresentation vary by discipline and across groups of women faculty (e.g., by race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, and faculty appointment type). The ADVANCE program is designed to foster gender equity through a focus on the identification and elimination of organizational barriers that impede the full participation and advancement of all women faculty in academic institutions. Organizational barriers that inhibit equity may exist in areas such as policy, practice, culture, and organizational climate. For example, practices in academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity, delay advancement and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards. Policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could mean that women and underrepresented minorities are evaluated less favorably, perpetuating their underrepresentation and contributing to a climate that is not inclusive.


William T. Grant Foundation
William T. Grant Scholars Grants

    Campus Pre-Proposal Deadline (past): 4/13/17

    Application Deadline: 7/05/18 at 3:00 PM EST

    Mentor and Reference Letter Deadline: 7/27/18 at 5:00 PM EST

Project Description: The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising earlycareer researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as an emphasis on community and collaboration. Scholars Program applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. Proposed research plans must address questions of policy and practice that are relevant to the Foundation’s focus areas.


NSF: NCS

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF-NCS)
  • FOUNDATIONS, FY2018 competition:
    • Letter of Intent: 2/20/18

      Full Proposal: 4/17/18

  • FRONTIERS, FY2019 competition:
    • Letter of Intent: 12/07/18

      Full Proposal: 2/26/19

  • FOUNDATIONS, FY2019 competition:
    • Letter of Intent: 1/08/19

      Full Proposal: 2/26/19

Project Description: The complexities of brain and behavior pose fundamental questions in many areas of science and engineering, drawing intense interest across a broad spectrum of disciplinary perspectives while eluding explanation by any one of them. Rapid advances within and across disciplines are leading to an increasingly interconnected fabric of theories, models, empirical methods and findings, and educational approaches, opening new opportunities to understand complex aspects of neural and cognitive systems through integrative multidisciplinary approaches.


NSF: CCE STEM

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

Project Description: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Do certain labs have a ‘culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?


NSF: TCUP

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)

    Preparing for TCUP Implementation: Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

    Partnerships in Geoscience Education: 4/16/18, 4/14/19

    Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions: 9/02/18, 9/02/19

    Targeted STEM Infusion Projects: 9/17/18, 9/16/19

    SEA-PHAGES in TCUs: 10/03/18, 10/03/19

    Small Grants for Research: 12/03/18, 12/02/19

Project Description: A new funding track, Partnerships for Documentary Linguistics Education (PADLE), is offered collaboratively by this program and the Documenting Endangered Languages program (DEL) in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). The strand provides support for collaborations that will improve TCUP institutions' instructional capacity in documentary linguistics (descriptive linguistics, computational methodology, archiving and preservation); attract, retain and support TCUP students in internships and research endeavors deemed to be necessary for a complete curriculum offering; and engage partner universities to provide an academic grounding and a successful transition for students who wish to study or attain degrees in documentary linguistics.


NSF: IUCRC

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

    Sponsor pre-proposal deadline: 4/18/18, 10/17/18

    Sponsor full proposal deadline: 6/20/18, 12/19/18

Project Description: The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Each Center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the Center faculty. An IUCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an IUCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.


The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

    Campus Pre-Proposal Deadline: 2/15/18, via this form

    Sponsor Nomination Deadline: 3/15/18

    Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 4/20/18

Project Description: Candidates must be faculty members who are eligible to serve as principal investigators engaged in research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering and must be within the first three years of their faculty careers. Disciplines that will be considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. Candidates engaged in research in the social sciences will not be considered. The Fellowship Program provides support for highly creative researchers early in their careers; faculty members who are well established and well-funded are less likely to receive the award. Packard Fellows are inquisitive, passionate scientists and engineers who take a creative approach to their research, dare to think big, and follow new ideas wherever they lead. The Foundation emphasizes support for innovative individual research that involves the Fellows, their students, and junior colleagues, rather than extensions or components of large-scale, ongoing research programs.


*Grants that Accept Proposals at Anytime