New Funding Announcements

Funding announcements posted by the library August 2018 - February 2019:

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1. Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
PD-12-8084
Sponsor National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Division of Physics (PHY) Varies
31 Aug 2018: All proposals to the Division of Astronomical Sciences - Solar and Planetary Research Grants. 17 Sep 2018: All proposals to the Directorate for Engineering's Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation. 17 Sep 2018: All proposals to the Directorate for Engineering's Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems. 17 Sep 2018: All proposals to the Division of Mathematical Sciences. September 1 - September 15, Advanced computational infrastructure and the ability to perform large-scale simulations and accumulate massive amounts of data have revolutionized scientific and engineering disciplines. The goal of the CDS&E program is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for major scientific and engineering breakthroughs through new computational and data analysis approaches. The intellectual drivers may be in an individual discipline or they may cut across more than one discipline in various Directorates. The key identifying factor is that the outcome relies on the development, adaptation, and utilization of one or more of the capabilities offered by advancement of both research and infrastructure in computation and data, either through cross-cutting or disciplinary programs.

Posted on 2018-06-27
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504813 

2. Atmospheric System Research (ASR)
DE-FOA-0002034
United States Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (OS) Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Due 2019-03-19
28 Jan 2019: Confirmed, Pre-Application deadline The Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), supports research on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes that affect the Earth's radiative balance and hydrological cycle, especially processes that limit the predictive ability of regional and global models. ASR hereby announces its interest in research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use observations supported by CESD, including the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) scientific user facility and the ASR program to improve understanding and model representation of aerosol processes at ARM sites; warm boundary-layer processes; convective cloud processes; and Southern Ocean cloud and aerosol processes.

Posted on 2019-01-08
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311576 

3. Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics (CLD)
PD 06-5740
National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Continuous
The goals of the Program are to: (i) advance knowledge about the processes that force and regulate the atmosphere's synoptic and planetary circulation, weather and climate, and (ii) sustain the pool of human resources required for excellence in synoptic and global atmospheric dynamics and climate research. Research topics include theoretical, observational and modeling studies of the general circulation of the stratosphere and troposphere; synoptic scale weather phenomena; processes that govern climate; the causes of climate variability and change; methods to predict climate variations; extended weather and climate predictability; development and testing of parameterization of physical processes; numerical methods for use in large-scale weather and climate models; the assembly and analysis of instrumental and/or modeled weather and climate data; data assimilation studies; development and use of climate models to diagnose and simulate climate and its variations and change.

Posted on 2018-08-24
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11699&org=ATM 

4. Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
PD 12-8084
National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Physics Due 2019-09-16
See announcement for all divisional deadlines. Advanced computational infrastructure and the ability to perform large-scale simulations and accumulate massive amounts of data have revolutionized scientific and engineering disciplines. The goal of the CDS&E program is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for major scientific and engineering breakthroughs through new computational and data analysis approaches. The intellectual drivers may be in an individual discipline or they may cut across more than one discipline in various Directorates. The key identifying factor is that the outcome relies on the development, adaptation, and utilization of one or more of the capabilities offered by advancement of both research and infrastructure in computation and data, either through cross-cutting or disciplinary programs.

Posted on 2019-01-08
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504813 

5. Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER)
PD 19-7684
National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Continuous
The Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program aims to catalyze new science and engineering discovery pathways through early-stage collaborative activities between disciplinary scientists and engineers as well as developers/implementers of innovative cyberinfrastructure (CI) capabilities, services, and approaches. Beginning in FY 2017, the CESER program replaced the Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure (STCI) program. CESER has retained STCI's focus on supporting innovation across the CI ecosystem with increased emphasis on addressing and enabling emerging areas of potentially transformative research, including NSF priority areas, national strategic directions, and international collaborative research. CESER accepts proposals pursuant to this Program Description year-round. From time to time, NSF may also issue Dear Colleague Letters pursuant to CESER to signal special thematic interests and opportunities. CESER employs existing NSF funding mechanisms to accomplish the program's goals such as EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) and Conference proposals.

Posted on 2019-01-08
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505385 

6. Dear Colleague Letter: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental Funding
19-014
National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Due 2019-03-30
The NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) invites grantees with active CISE awards to submit requests for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental funding, following the guidelines in the NSF REU program solicitation [see Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Sites and Supplements; NSF 13-542]. REU stipend support helps encourage talented students to pursue research-based careers, while providing meaningful research experiences. The participation of students from groups underrepresented in computing - underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities - is strongly encouraged. To this end, principal investigators (PIs) submitting REU supplemental funding requests are directed to the CISE Dear Colleague Letter encouraging meaningful actions in support of broadening participation in computing [see Pursuing Meaningful Actions in Support of Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC); NSF 17-110]. In addition, CISE encourages submission of REU supplemental funding requests that specifically afford US veterans an opportunity to engage in meaningful research experiences.

Posted on 2018-10-30
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19014/nsf19014.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click... 

7. Distributed Array of Small Instruments (DASI)
Solicitation 19-545
National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Due 2019-04-19
The Distributed Arrays of Small Instruments (DASI) solicitation is designed to address the increasing need for high spatial and temporal resolution measurements to determine the local, regional, and global scale processes that are essential for addressing the fundamental questions in solar and space physics. This solicitation will be formally divided into two tracks: 1) development of instrumentation for future deployment in arrays and 2) deployment and operation of existing instruments in distributed arrays. This DASI solicitation emphasizes both strong scientific merit and a well-developed plan for student training and involvement of a diverse workforce.

Posted on 2019-01-08
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505624 

8. Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)
18-565
National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) Due 2019-09-11
The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees to conduct an integrated program of independent research and professional development. Fellowship proposals must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplinary programs and must align with the overall theme for the postdoctoral program. The program supports researchers for a period of up to two years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice (including institutions abroad). The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with research experience, mentorship, and training that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community. Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their career, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of EAR postdoctoral fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

Posted on 2018-10-05
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503144 

9. FY2018 to FY2020 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2018-2005418
United States Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Due 2020-09-20
As an agency with responsibilities for maintaining and improving the viability of marine and coastal ecosystems, for delivering valuable weather, climate, and water information and services, for understanding the science and consequences of climate change, and for supporting the global commerce and transportation upon which we all depend, NOAA must remain current and responsive in an ever-changing world.We do this in concert with our partners and stakeholders in Federal, state, and local governments and private organizations, applying a systematic approach that links our strategic goals through multi-year plans to the daily activities of our employees. Every year we are committed to re-evaluate our progress and priorities, look for efficiencies, and take advantage of new opportunities to improve our information, products, and services. In furtherance of this objective, NOAA issues this BAA for extramural research, innovative projects, and sponsorships (e.g., conferences, newsletters, etc.) that address one or more of the following four mission goal descriptions contained in the NOAA Strategic Plan: 1. Long-term mission goal: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation 2. Long-term mission goal: Weather-Ready Nation 3. Long-term mission goal: Healthy Oceans 4. Long-term mission goal: Resilient Coastal Communities and Economy NOTE: There are no funds specifically appropriated by Congress for this BAA. Funding for potential projects in this notice is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2018, Fiscal Year 2019, and Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations. Applicants are hereby given notice that funds have not yet been appropriated for any proposed activities in this notice.

Posted on 2017-11-09
https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=297752 

10. Great Lakes Protection Fund
Great Lakes Protection fund Varies
Prototype Solutions for Big Challenges Here at GLPF, we like to get to the root of a problem and find (and fund) the actions that lead to improvements. We recently put out a call for ideas to address what we feel are the important challenges facing the Lakes: increasingly large rain events, under-investment in water infrastructure, nutrient pollution and harmful algae blooms, threats posed by potential and existing invasive species, and adapting to the demographic and economic changes in our region. The responses were eye-opening and impressive, and we have invited full proposals from several teams, but we’re not done. We’re continuing to look for action-oriented strategies (perhaps combined) that can address some of our root problems, such as: managing water in real-time, integrating natural and built water management systems, designing pay-for-performance financing, or harnessing machine learning and autonomous control. Within these strategies, we know there are game-changing solutions that will demonstrate improvement to ecosystem health and show growing impact by the time GLPF support expires. We want you to help us uncover them. The key word here is action—it’s in our mission. We don’t fund research reports that sit on shelves. Showing how these strategies can be done, in real places, is more powerful than desktop research, policy analysis, or planning activities alone. We aim to launch projects that ultimately will have an outsized return for the ecosystem. And by outsized return, we mean impact. Significant, measurable, ecological improvement. The Lakes as a system should benefit from our investments. Not one beach, not one watershed, or even just one lake—it’s a system and we want solutions that apply that type of thinking and can realize improvements at a region-wide scale. To get a region to change, or a system to change, it can take a lot of people. Somebody has to have The Big Idea, and if that’s you, we need you to find and lead a team of people who will help make your idea important to the region and impossible to ignore. That’s what we mean by collaboration. The most successful teams combine technologists, conservation leaders, water managers, academic talent, commercial partners, and local governments to test and evaluate their strategy and drive change at the scale necessary to create system-wide impact. That can be a lot of people, but it needs to be the right people. We can help you find them. We are always looking for project teams that are willing to try something transformational, engage people who have never likely teamed up before, and build solutions that make better sense to everyone. The challenges we face are big and we know we don’t have all of the answers, but we are always open to solutions—please don’t wait for an rfp to contact us. If you want to explore an idea—even if it may not seem to fit with these challenges—or discuss a potential project, email us at startaconversation@glpf.org. We encourage you to start with a conversation even before you think about submitting anything to us.

Posted on 2019-01-08
http://glpf.org/get-funding/projects-wanted/ 

11. Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering - Ideas Labs
19-543
National Science Foundation Due 2019-06-19
In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas,” 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp). The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. As such, when responding to this solicitation, even though proposals must be submitted to the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering/Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure(CISE/OAC), once received, the proposals will be managed by a cross-disciplinary team of NSF Program Directors. NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Ideais a national-scale activity to enable new modes of data-driven discovery that will allow fundamental questions to be asked and answered at the frontiers of science and engineering. Through this NSF-wide activity, HDR will generate new knowledge and understanding, and accelerate discovery and innovation. The HDR vision is realized through an interrelated set of efforts in: Foundations of data science; Algorithms and systems for data science; Data-intensive science and engineering; Data cyberinfrastructure; and Education and workforce development.

Posted on 2019-01-08
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311121 

12. Ideas Lab: Cross-cutting Initiative in CubeSat Innovations
19-530
National Science Foundation Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Due 2019-05-30
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: February 8, 2019 This solicitation describes an Ideas Lab focused on CubeSat Innovations to push the envelope of space-based research capabilities by simultaneously developing enabling technologies in several domains, including propulsion systems, sensor design, electronic circuits, antennas, satellite-to-ground and satellite-to-satellite communications and wireless networking, and power management. The vision of this Ideas Lab is to support research and engineering technology development efforts that will lead to new science missions in geospace and atmospheric sciences using self-organizing CubeSat constellations/swarms. The resulting new crosscutting concepts in CubeSat technology are expected to transform and stimulate CubeSat-enabled science and engineering research supported by NSF. The realization of self-organizing CubeSats will also require innovative approaches in educating, training, and developing a cross-disciplinary workforce with the relevant expertise spanning propulsion systems, sensors, circuits, antennas, wireless communications and networking, radio-frequency interference issues, and power management. It is anticipated that these innovations in CubeSat technology and education will enable new mission concepts for Cube-Sat based science investigations.

Posted on 2019-01-08
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505605 

13. NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship-2019 Renewal Proposals Solicitation:
NESSF19R
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Due 2019-03-15
Since 2007, SMD's four science divisions (Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics) at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, have supported graduate student-initiated research through the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships (NESSF). This year, however, NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is inviting proposals for graduate student research via a new solicitation entitled "Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology" (FINESST) NNH19ZDA005K. The FINESST solicitation replaces the 2019 call for new NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships. No currently funded NESSF awards will be impacted by the transition to the new solicitation and universities should continue to request funding on behalf of existing NESSF grants via the NESSF19R solicitation.

Posted on 2019-01-08
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7bE6A4A726-1F57-... 

14. NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (NOPP) 2019 BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT
ONR BAA Announcement # N00014-18-S-B007
Department of the Navy Office of Naval Research Varies
1. CubeSat Sensors for Investigating Littoral Ocean & Atmosphere Dynamics LOI: Not Applicable Deadline: December 21, 2018 2. Sustained observations of marine biodiversity for improved understanding of marine ecosystem responses to changing environmental conditions LOI: Not Applicable Deadline: December 21, 2018 3. Advanced Sensor Technology LOI: November 2, 2018 Deadline: January 18, 2019 4.Autonomous Profiling Floats for Investigating Tropical Pacific Ocean Biogeochemistry LOI: November 2, 2018 Deadline: January 18, 2019 5.Improving Arctic Operational Forecasts Arctic Observing System Simulation Experiments using Year of Polar Prediction data (Arctic OSSE) LOI: November 2, 2018 Deadline: January 18, 2019 6. New Approaches for Data Assimilation to Improve Operational Ocean Prediction LOI: November 2, 2018 Deadline: January 18, 2019 7. Autonomous Mapping LOI: November 2, 2018 Deadline: January 18, 2019

Posted on 2018-10-30
https://www.onr.navy.mil/Contracts-Grants/Funding-Opportunities/Broad-Agency-Announce... 

15. NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)
Solicitation 17-527
National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education Due 2019-03-27
The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and 3) to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.

Posted on 2018-06-27
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5257 

16. NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)
17-527
National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) Due 2019-03-27
A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor to maintaining the competitiveness of the U.S. in the global economy. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)... The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and 3) to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.

Posted on 2018-10-05
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5257 

17. Office of Weather and Air Quality Research Programs
NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2019-2005820
United States Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Varies
LOI deadlines vary: 26 October 2018 - 22 January 2019. There will be eight grant competitions from this notification as follows: 1) High Impact Weather Testbeds, 2) Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI), 3) Air Quality Research and Forecasting, 4) Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment - Southeast U.S. (VORTEX-SE), 5) Infrasound Detection of Tornadoes and High Impact Weather, 6) Next Generation of Mesoscale Weather Observing Platforms, 7) Snowpack and Soil Moisture Observations and Data Assimilation to Improve the National Water Model (NWM), and 8) Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) These eight competitions in this notification of funding opportunity reflect multiple science objectives spanning time scales from the very short-term (hours) to seasonal and from weather and water observations and modeling to social and behavioral science. It is focused on improving NOAA’s understanding and ultimately its weather and water forecasting services through engagement with the external scientific community on key science gaps of mutual interest through funded grant opportunities. One of the key themes is supporting applied research and development that leads to the demonstration in NOAA’s testbeds during the project period of new high impact weather, water, and air quality observing and forecasting applications, including new data or products, improved analysis techniques, better statistical or dynamic forecast models and techniques, and communication of that information to better inform the public. It is expected that NOAA’s support of these new capabilities will speed the transition of this new research into operations in order to improve NOAA weather and water services for the public.

Posted on 2018-10-05
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309267 

18. Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) Program
NNH18ZDA001N-AIST
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Due 2019-03-12
January 10, 2019: NOI Strongly suggested NASA's Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) Program identifies, develops, and supports adoption of information technology expected to be needed by the Earth Science Division in the 5-20-year timeframe, as described in ROSES-18 Appendix A.1. Currently, the AIST Program is organized around two primary thrusts, the Analytic Center Framework (ACF) and the New Observing Strategy (NOS). Proposals are solicited that fall into either of the two AIST Program thrusts. Analytic Center Framework Development AIST seeks to develop and mature cutting-edge tools and models to support the ACF concept. The types of technologies needed, but not limited to, support the following activities and products: - Discovery of data that are useful to the investigation, regardless of source, which provides an investigation-unique catalog of data sources - Characterization of instruments, science data processing techniques, data and data products, and related uncertainty to be captured in more precise and comprehensive metadata - Ingesting data from various sources into a temporary storage system and development of a publishable description of the data - Analytic tools to characterize the natural phenomena or physical processes from data - Data-driven modeling tools enabling the forecast of future behavior of the phenomena - Collaboration tools enabling scientific discussion of the analysis/modeling results - Innovative visualization, including virtual and augmented reality, to enable scientific understanding - Work-tracking tools to aid and accelerate publication of research and the relevant artifacts required by the publication - Work flow management tools that help the investigation proceed in an efficient and repeatable manner New Observing Strategy Development AIST seeks to develop technologies and tools for use in planning, evaluating, and operating multi-element spaceborne observing systems. The types of technologies needed, but not limited to, support the following phases of observing strategy development: - Mission analysis and concept design - Estimation of science value to enable comparison of alternative strategies - Evaluation/comparison of alternative observing strategies - Integrated operations of different types of instruments or at different vantage points - Intercalibration of heterogeneous instruments - Integration of the products from multiple instruments into a single, unified picture of the phenomena being studie

Posted on 2019-01-08
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId=%7bE2CB9318-... 

19. Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - Remote Sensing Theory for Earth Science
NNH18ZDA001N-RST
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Due 2019-03-22
Notice of intent: February 28, 2019 Remote sensing science to establish a theoretical basis for measuring Earth surface properties using reflected, emitted, and scattered electromagnetic radiation and to develop the methodologies and technical approaches to analyze and interpret such measurements lies at the heart of NASA's mission. Remote sensing science investigations are needed to prepare for new remote sensing measurements of the Earth from space and to ascertain the readiness of candidate technologies for obtaining them. The objective of the Remote Sensing Theory (RST) program element, a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary program, is to enable major steps in algorithm and future technology development that will ultimately lead to significant advances in remote sensing Earth observing. The program will support fundamental scientific, non-incremental advances in remote sensing theory and radiative transfer, including advancement of retrieval algorithms to be used for space-based remote sensing of the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, biosphere, cryosphere, land surface, and/or Earth interior.

Posted on 2019-01-08
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={5BF2E896-B5...