New Funding Announcements

Funding announcements posted by the library April 2019 - October 2019:

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1. ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
Sponsor ID: 19-552
National Science Foundation (NSF) Varies
15 May 2019:Letter of Intent May 2019 Adaptation and Partnership competition 22 May 2019:Full Proposal Adaptation and Partnership (FY 2019 competition) 03 Jun 2019:Full Proposal Catalyst The NSF ADVANCE program contributes to the National Science Foundation's goal of a more diverse and capable science and engineering workforce.[1] In this solicitation, the NSF ADVANCE program seeks to build on prior NSF ADVANCE work and other research and literature concerning gender, racial, and ethnic equity. The NSF ADVANCE program goal is to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM [2] faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession. The NSF ADVANCE program provides grants to enhance the systemic factors that support equity and inclusion and to mitigate the systemic factors that create inequities in the academic profession and workplaces. Systemic (or organizational) inequities may exist in areas such as policy and practice as well as in organizational culture and 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. Similarly, policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could lead to women and racial and ethnic minorities being evaluated less favorably, perpetuating historical under-participation in STEM academic careers and contributing to an academic climate that is not inclusive.

Posted on 2019-03-05
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383 

2. Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF)
NSF 19-574
National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Continuous
The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines. The program supports researchers with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help establish them in leadership positions within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences community. Because the Fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their careers, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows. Any research plan whose focus falls within the scope of any of the AGS disciplines is eligible for support. AGS supports research to add new understanding of the behavior of Earth's atmosphere and its interactions with the Sun. Included are: - Studies of the physics, chemistry, and dynamics of Earth's upper and lower atmosphere and its space environment. - Research on climate processes and variations. - Studies to understand the natural global cycles of gases and particles in Earth's atmosphere. NSF also provides support for participation by the United States scientific community in international scientific research endeavors, such as the World Climate Research Program.

Posted on 2019-04-09
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12779 

3. 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 

4. Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI)
Solicitation 19-548
National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) Due 2019-11-01
Full proposal: April 8, 2019 OR November 1, 2019 The Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) umbrella program seeks to enable funding opportunities that are flexible and responsive to the evolving and emerging needs in cyberinfrastructure. This program continues the CSSI program by removing the distinction between software and data elements/framework implementations, and instead emphasizing integrated cyberinfrastructure services, quantitative metrics with targets for delivery and usage of these services, and community creation. The CSSI umbrella program anticipates four classes of awards: - Elements: These awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust services for which there is a demonstrated need that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering. - Framework Implementations: These awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common services aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering, resulting in a sustainable community framework providing Cyberinfrastructure (CI) services to a diverse community or communities. - Planning Grants for Community Cyberinfrastructure: Planning awards focus on the establishment of long-term cyberinfrastructure services, which would serve a research community of substantial size and disciplinary breadth. - Community Cyberinfrastructure Implementations: These Community Software Cyberinfrastructure Implementations focus on the establishment of long-term hubs of excellence in cyberinfrastructure services, which will serve a research community of substantial size and disciplinary breadth.

Posted on 2019-03-05
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505505 

5. Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST)-2019 New Proposals
Solicitation: NNH19ZDA005K
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Varies
ASTRO19 Proposals Due for FINESST19 Mar 11, 2019 EARTH19 Proposals Due for FINESST19 Mar 11, 2019 HELIO19 Proposals Due for FINESST19 Mar 11, 2019 PLANET19 Proposals Due for FINESST19 Mar 11, 2019 Through this Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) solicitation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) solicits proposals from accredited U.S. universities for research grants to begin in the 2019-2020 Academic Year that identify an individual pursuing a graduate degree in Earth and space sciences related disciplines, as the participating Future Investigator (FI). « ​less

Posted on 2019-03-05
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7B913A7DEE-2747-... 

6. 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 

7. 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/ 

8. National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP)
N00014-18-B007
United States Department of Defense (DOD) Department of the Navy (U.S. Navy) Office of Naval Research (ONR) Varies
02 Nov 2019, Anticipated: Letter of Intent Sponsor deadline - required 3 pm Local Eastern Time; Topics 3, 4, 5, 6 7 only 21 Dec 2019, Anticipated: Full Proposal Sponsor deadline - required Topics 1, 2 01 Feb 2020, Anticipated: Full Proposal Sponsor deadline - required Abstract In this BAA, NOPP participants have identified seven ocean research and technology topics of mutual and emerging interest. Selected projects will be awarded and funded by individual agencies after the NOPP office, ONR and panels of experts conduct an evaluation of the full proposals under each topic. 1. CubeSat Sensors for Investigating Littoral Ocean & Atmosphere Dynamics 2. Sustained observations of marine biodiversity for improved understanding of marine ecosystem responses to changing environmental conditions 3. Advanced Sensor Technology 4. Autonomous Profiling Floats for Investigating Tropical Pacific Ocean Biogeochemistry 5. Improving Arctic Operational Forecasts Arctic Observing System Simulation Experiments using Year of Polar Prediction data (Arctic OSSE) 6. New Approaches for Data Assimilation to Improve Operational Ocean Prediction 7. Autonomous Mapping

Posted on 2019-03-05
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309253 

9. 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... 

10. Physical and Dynamic Meteorology (PDM)
Sponsor ID: PD 98-1522
National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) Continuous
The program supports research involving studies of cloud physics; atmospheric electricity; radiation; boundary layer and turbulence; the initiation, growth, and propagation of gravity waves; all aspects of mesoscale meteorological phenomena, including their morphological, thermodynamic, and kinematic structure; development of mesoscale systems and precipitation processes; and transfer of energy between scales. The program also sponsors the development of new techniques and devices for atmospheric measurements.

Posted on 2019-03-05
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12728