New Funding Announcements

Funding announcements posted by the library April 2018 - October 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. Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
17-573
Sponsor National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) Due 2018-11-07
The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments. The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.

Posted on 2018-08-24
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793 

3. 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 

4. 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 

5. 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 

6. Climate Program Office
NOAA-OAR-CPO-2019-2005530
United States Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Due 2018-11-20
Letter of intent: 10 September 2018 (not required) Deadline: 20 November 2018 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is focused on providing the essential and highest quality environmental information vital to our Nation's safety, prosperity and resilience. Toward this goal, the agency conducts and supports weather and climate research, oceanic and atmospheric observations, modeling, information management, assessments, interdisciplinary decision-support research, outreach, education, and partnership development. Climate variability and change present society with significant economic, health, safety, and security challenges and opportunities. In meeting these challenges, and as part of NOAA’s climate portfolio within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the Climate Program Office (CPO) advances scientific understanding, monitoring, and prediction of climate and its impacts, to enable effective decisions through investments at NOAA labs, service lines and Cooperative Institutes, as well as non-governmental organizations, the private sector and the university community. These investments are key to NOAA’s mission of "Science, Service, and Stewardship" and are guided by the agency’s vision to create and sustain enhanced resilience in ecosystems, communities, and economies. Within this context, CPO manages competitive research programs through which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed 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. CPO supports research that is conducted across the United States and internationally. CPO also provides strategic guidance for the agency’s broader climate science and services programs and supports NOAA’s mandated responsibilities under the National Climate Program Act, Global Change Research Act and its National Climate Assessment, the National Integrated Drought Information System Act, and similar international endeavors such as the Global Framework for Climate Services. CPO’s climate research portfolio is designed to achieve a fully integrated research and applications program ...

Posted on 2018-08-24
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308094 

7. 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 

8. 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 

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. 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 

11. 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
 

12. 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 

13. 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 

14. 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