New Funding Announcements

Funding announcements posted by the library June 2018 - December 2018:

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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. Antarctic Research
18-530
National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of the Director (OD) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Division of Antarctic Sciences (ANT) Continuous
he U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) supports scientific research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, and NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP) provides operational research support for these projects. OPP's Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT) supports research to 1) expand fundamental knowledge of the Antarctic region, 2) improve understanding of interactions between the Antarctic region and global Earth systems, and 3) utilize unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as an observing platform. Antarctic fieldwork is supported for research that can only be performed, or is best performed, in Antarctica. ANT encourages research, using existing samples, data, and models, that does not require fieldwork. ANT also encourages research that crosses and combines, disciplinary perspectives and approaches.

Posted on 2018-01-29
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519 

3. Arctic Research Opportunities (Arctic Natural Sciences; Arctic Social Sciences; Arctic System Science; Arctic Observing Network )
NSF 16-595
National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Division of Polar Programs Continuous
The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to the Arctic Sciences Section, Office of Polar Programs (OPP) to conduct research about the Arctic region. The goal of this solicitation is to attract research proposals that advance a fundamental, process, and systems-level understanding of the Arctic's rapidly changing natural environment and social and cultural systems, and, where appropriate, to improve our capacity to project future change. The Arctic Sciences Section supports research focused on the Arctic region and its connectivity with lower latitudes. The scientific scope is aligned with, but not limited to, research challenges outlined in the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (https://www.nsf.gov/geo/opp/arctic/iarpc/start.jsp) five-year plans. The Arctic Sciences Section coordinates with programs across NSF and with other federal and international partners to co-review and co-fund Arctic proposals as appropriate. The Arctic Sciences Section also maintains Arctic logistical infrastructure and field support capabilities that are available to enable research.

Posted on 2018-01-29
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521 

4. 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 

5. 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... 

6. 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 

7. Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF)
Solicitation 16-609
National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) Continuous
EAR/IF supports meritorious requests for infrastructure that promote research and education in areas supported by the Division. EAR/IF will consider proposals for: 1) Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment that will advance laboratory and field investigations and student research training opportunities in the Earth sciences. 2) Development of New Instrumentation, Techniques or Software that will extend current research and research training capabilities in the Earth sciences. 3) Community Facility Support to make complex and expensive instruments, systems of instruments or services broadly available to the Earth science research and student communities. Planned research uses of requested instruments, software, and facilities must include basic research on Earth processes SUPPORTED BY CORE PROGRAMS OR SPECIAL PROGRAMS OF THE DIVISION OF EARTH SCIENCES.

Posted on 2018-01-29
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6186 

8. 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 

9. National Oceanographic Partnership Program
N00014-18-S-B007
United States Department of Defense (DOD) Department of the Navy (U.S. Navy) Office of Naval Research (ONR) Due 2018-12-21
LOI: November 2, 2018 Full proposal: December 21, 2018 Full proposal: January 18, 2019 (topics 1, 2) 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 Floatsfor 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 2018-10-05
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309253 

10. National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP)
N00014-18-S-B007
United States Department of Defense (DOD) Department of the Navy (U.S. Navy) Office of Naval Research (ONR) Due 2018-12-21
LOI: November 2, 2018 Full proposal: December 21, 2018 Full proposal: January 18, 2019 (topics 1, 2) 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 2018-10-05
 

11. 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... 

12. Navigating the New Arctic (NNA)
19-511
National Science Foundation (NSF) Due 2019-02-14
Major goals of NSF’s NNA Big Idea include: Improved understanding of Arctic change and its local and global effects that capitalize on innovative and optimized observation infrastructure, advances in understanding of fundamental processes, and new approaches to modeling interactions among the natural environment, built environment, and social systems. New enhanced research communities that are diverse, integrative, and well-positioned to carry out productive research at the intersections of Arctic natural and built environments and social systems. Research outcomes that inform U.S. national security and economic development needs and enable resilient, sustainable Arctic communities. This solicitation requests proposals that fall within two tracks. Track 1 supports research activities, while Track 2 is dedicated to planning grants to develop convergence research teams to tackle projects of larger scope in the future. This solicitation is the first of what is envisioned to be at least a five-year agency-wide program to support the research needed to inform decisions about the economy, security, and resilience of the Nation, the larger region, and the globe with respect to Arctic change. NSF anticipates that future calls will further define “larger scope,” with the potential to include projects up to the scale of centers and/or consortia.

Posted on 2018-10-30
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505594 

13. 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 

14. 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 

15. 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