New Funding Announcements

Funding announcements posted by the library February 2020 - August 2020:

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1. Climate Program Office
NOAAOARCPO20212006389
United States Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Due 2020-11-30
LOI: August 17, 2020 Full proposal: November 30, 2020 Climate variability and change present society with significant economic, health, safety, and security challenges. As part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate portfolio within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the Climate Program Office (CPO) addresses these climate challenges by managing competitive research programs through which high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities are funded to advance our understanding of the Earth's climate system, and to foster the application and use of this knowledge to improve the resilience of our Nation and its partners. Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for 6 individual competitions in FY21. Several of these competitions are relevant to high-priority climate risk areas CPO is organizing some of its activities around to improve science understanding and/or capabilities that result in user-driven outcomes in four initial risk areas: Coastal Inundation, Marine Ecosystems, Water Resources, and Extreme Heat.

Posted on 2020-08-03
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328266 

2. Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
National Science Foundation (NSF) Varies
NSF encourages the research community to respond to this challenge through existing funding opportunities. In addition, we invite researchers to use the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism, which allows NSF to receive and review proposals having a severe urgency with regard to availability of or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment as well as quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events. Requests for RAPID proposals may be for up to $200K and up to one year in duration. Well-justified proposals that exceed these limits may be entertained. All questions should be directed either to a program officer managing an NSF program with which the research would be aligned or to rapid-covid19@nsf.gov.

Posted on 2020-05-08
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20052/nsf20052.jsp 

3. Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative N00014-20-S-F003 - Topic 4: (ONR) Fog and Turbulence
N00014-20-S-F003
U.S. Department of Defense United States Navy Office of Naval Research Due 2020-09-14
Note: White Papers due no later than June 1, 2020 11:59 PM local Eastern time ... Objective: The objective of this MURI is to understand how the combination of atmospheric boundary layer turbulence, synoptic to mesoscale scale free atmosphere flow, microphysical interactions between particulates and water vapor, and ocean fluxes interact to affect the onset, duration, and cessation of fog over water using improved theory to focus efforts on measuring new field data and refining numerical modeling to simulate and understand that theory and data. Research Concentration Areas: Suggested research areas include but are not limited to: (1) Exploration of the mechanisms that modulate the distribution of water droplet size and quantities, 2) Measurement and modeling of the time and vertical tendencies of large scale wind shear and turbulence as it relates to fog formation, endurance, and dissipation, 3) Measurement and modeling of how the gradient in ocean surface temperature, salinity, sea spray, and drag coefficients affect the fog properties and longevity, and 4) Formulation and optimization of the bulk properties of surface and boundary layer turbulent scales that can be parameterized.

Posted on 2020-05-19
https://www.onr.navy.mil/work-with-us/funding-opportunities/announcements 

4. 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 

5. Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program
NOAANOSONMS20212006522
United States Department of Commerce (DOC) Due 2020-08-21
The Great Lakes B-WET program is a competitive grant program that supports existing, high quality environmental education programs, fosters the growth of new, innovative programs, and encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental and place-based education programs throughout the entire Great Lakes watershed. Successful projects provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for students and related professional development for teachers, while advancing regional Great Lakes watershed education priorities. The Great Lakes B-WET program is funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (https://www.glri.us/).

Posted on 2020-08-03
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327611 

6. Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams)
18515
National Science Foundation (NSF) Continuous
The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output to facilitate the application of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. In order to maintain, strengthen and grow a national innovation ecosystem, NSF has established the Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-Corps Teams). The NSF I-Corps Teams Program purpose is to identify NSF-funded researchers who will receive additional support in the form of entrepreneurial education, mentoring and funding to accelerate innovation that can attract subsequent third-party funding. The purpose of the NSF I-Corps Teams grant is to give the project team access to resources to help determine the readiness to transition technology developed by previously-funded or currently funded NSF projects. The outcomes of I-Corps Teams projects will be threefold: 1) a clear go /or no go decision regarding viability of products and services, 2) should the decision be to move the effort forward, a transition plan for those projects to move forward, and 3) a definition of a compelling technology demonstration for potential partners.

Posted on 2020-08-03
https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf18515 

7. Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science
Solicitation: NNH20ZDA001N-RRNES
NASA Science Mission Directorate Due 2021-03-29
Immediate research activity to take advantage of a target of opportunity due to an unforeseen event in the Earth system, Exceptionally novel and innovative ideas to advance Earth remote sensing that do not fit within ESDs current slate of solicitations and/or programs

Posted on 2020-05-08
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId=%7b3F3DFBFB-... 

8. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Sites and Supplements
NSF19582
National Science Foundation (NSF) Due 2020-08-26
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is a Foundation-wide program that supports active participation in science, engineering, and education research by undergraduate students. REU proposals are welcome in any of the research areas supported by NSF (see https://www.nsf.gov/funding/aboutfunding.jsp), including the priority areas and cross-cutting areas that NSF has identified. The REU program seeks to expand student participation in all kinds of research--both disciplinary and interdisciplinary--encompassing efforts by individual investigators, groups, centers, national facilities, and others. It draws on the integration of research and education to attract a diverse pool of talented students into careers in science and engineering, including teaching and education research related to science and engineering, and to help ensure that these students receive the best education possible.

Posted on 2020-08-03
https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19582 

9. ROSES 2020: Citizen Science for Earth Systems Program
NNH20ZDA001NCSESP
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Due 2020-09-11
LOI: August 4, 2020 Full proposal: September 11, 2020 The primary goal of the Citizen Science for Earth Systems Program (CSESP) is to develop and implement capabilities to augment and enhance NASA scientific data and capacity through voluntary observations, interpretations, or other direct participation by members of the general public to advance understanding of the Earth as a system. The program complements NASA's capability of observing Earth globally from space, air, land, and water by engaging the public in NASA's strategic goals in Earth Science (see https://science.nasa.gov/about-us/science-strategy). The program aims to advance the use of citizen science in scientific research about Earth by directly supporting citizen science activities, as well as by deploying technology to further citizen science research.

Posted on 2020-08-03
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7BAE8A7AAA-4590-... 

10. ROSES 2020: CYGNSS Competed Science Team
NNH20ZDA001NCYGNSS
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Due 2020-11-06
LOI: October 2, 2020 Full proposal: November 6, 2020 The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) was successfully launched into low Earth orbit on 15 December 2016. CYGNSS consists of a constellation of eight satellites, each carrying a four-channel bistatic radar receiver that measures GPS signals scattered by the Earth's surface. CYGNSS science objectives during its prime mission phase centered around ocean wind observations, in particular in and near the inner core of tropical cyclones. A summary of mission performance relative to those objectives is provided in (Ruf et al., 2019). In addition, the Level 1 measurements over land have been shown to contain useful information about soil moisture and inland water extent (Ruf et al., 2018). CYGNSS entered its extended mission phase in 2019 and all eight spacecraft and their science payloads continue to operate and produce bistatic radar data nominally. This ROSES element seeks to support the continued use of both the ocean and land data products through scientific investigations and end-user applications; successful proposers will become members of the Competed CYGNSS Science Team. Example Research Areas: - Atmospheric River Generation and Development - Wetland Methane Emissions - Dynamic Inland Water Mask Development - Process, Coupling and Feedback Studies - Weather and Storm Surge Data Assimilation Studies

Posted on 2020-08-03
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7BF96593B1-3EA1-... 

11. ROSES 2020: New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science
NNH20ZDA001NNIP
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Due 2020-09-15
The New (Early Career) Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth science is designed to support outstanding scientific research and career development of scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers. The program welcomes innovative research initiatives and seeks to cultivate diverse scientific leadership in Earth system science. The Earth Science Division (ESD) places particular emphasis on the investigators' ability to promote and increase the use of space-based remote sensing through the proposed research. Proposals with objectives connected to needs identified in most recent Decadal Survey Thriving on our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space are welcomed. The NIP supports all aspects of scientific and technological research aimed to advance NASA's mission in Earth system science (See the NASA Science Plan at http://science.nasa.gov/about-us/science-strategy/). In research and analysis, the focus areas are: - Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems, - Climate Variability and Change, - Water and Energy Cycle, - Atmospheric Composition, - Weather, and - Earth Surface and Interior. « ​less

Posted on 2020-05-19
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7BB05DE781-3B1F-... 

12. ROSES 2020: SAGE III/ISS Science Team
NNH20ZDA001NSAGEIII
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Due 2020-11-06
LOI: September 18, 2020 Full proposal: November 6, 2020 The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III) was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on 19 February 2017. The SAGE III instrument's primary objective is to monitor the vertical distribution of aerosols, ozone, and other trace gases in the Earth's stratosphere and troposphere to enhance our understanding of ozone recovery and climate change processes in the stratosphere and upper troposphere. This program element seeks proposals for members of the SAGE III Science Team. Proposals are sought in the following topical areas, which are presented in no particular priority order. While NASA is soliciting proposals in all of the areas, it is not committing to funding proposals in each of these areas: - Assessing long-term changes in atmospheric composition - Aerosol and cloud studies - Data Analysis and modeling efforts using SAGE datasets - Multi-sensor data product development - Limb scatter retrieval algorithm development or adaptation - Independent validation

Posted on 2020-08-03
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7BABC8F050-A310-... 

13. ROSES 2020: Science Team for the OCO Missions
NNH20ZDA001NOCOST
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Due 2021-01-13
LOI: November 13, 2020 Full proposal: January 13, 2021 Proposals are solicited for participation in the Science Team for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) and Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3) missions. NASA launched the OCO-2 mission in July 2014. OCO-2 has been operating on orbit, producing precise column average CO2 concentration data globally with validated precision and accuracy of better than 0.25% , since September 2014. The OCO-3 mission, with a near-replica instrument to OCO-2, has been operating on the International Space Station (ISS) since June of 2019 and is now returning data with similar precisions as OCO-2. The primary differences in the data sets are the spatial and temporal sampling as a result of the different orbits of the observations (especially inclination) and the available observational modes of the instruments.

Posted on 2020-08-03
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7B7B9745C4-04AD-... 

14. ROSES 2020: Studies with ICESat-2
NNH20ZDA001NICESAT2
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Due 2020-10-30
LOI: September 30, 2020 Full proposal: October 30, 2020 NASA solicits proposals for Earth science research using observations from the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), which was launched on September 15, 2018. The Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS) instrument on ICESat-2 is a photon-counting lidar with six beams and ICESat-2's near-polar orbit is optimized to enable characterization of elevation changes in Earth's polar ice. The mission also collects data globally, particularly to enable determination of vegetation height, but also to support research and applications in hydrology, oceanography, and atmospheric sciences. This call for proposals is a successor to the ROSES 2019 "Studies with ICESat-2" opportunity and Principal Investigators (PI) of the proposals selected under this program have additional responsibilities as members of the ICESat-2 Science Team (I2ST). The scope for this call is to fund investigations that are complementary to, but not addressing the same specific science questions as, the proposals selected under the ROSES-2019 ICESat-2 opportunity.

Posted on 2020-08-03
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7B060AF0C6-37FE-... 

15. SCAR Fellowship Programme
International Council for Science (ICSU) Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Due 2020-08-26
This programme is designed to encourage the active involvement of early-career scientists and engineers, social scientists and humanities researchers in Antarctic research, and to build new connections and further strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research.

Posted on 2020-05-19
https://www.scar.org/awards/fellowships/information/