Directorate for Mathematics and Physical Sciences/NSF: Enriched Doctoral Training in the Mathematical Sciences (EDT)

Deadline: November 12, 2014

The long-range goal of the Enriched Doctoral Training in the Mathematical Sciences (EDT) program is to strengthen the nation’s scientific competitiveness by increasing the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and in other professions in which expertise in the mathematical sciences plays an increasingly important role. The EDT program will achieve this by supporting efforts to enrich research training in the mathematical sciences at the doctoral level by preparing Ph.D. students to recognize and find solutions to mathematical challenges arising in other fields and in areas outside today’s academic setting. Graduate research training activities supported by EDT will prepare participants for a broader range of mathematical opportunities and career paths than has been traditional in U.S. mathematics doctoral training.

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National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture: Family Support Programs Evaluation Plan Development and Implementation

Deadline: August 20, 2014

NIFA requests applications for the Family Support Programs Evaluation Competitive Grant Program for fiscal year (FY) 14 to assess and implement evaluations plans for DoD family support programs. The amount available for support of this program in FY 2014 is approximately $1,350,000.

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences/NIH/DHHS: RFA-GM-15-005–The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (U42)

Deadline: October 1, 2014

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) invites applications for the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository. The repository will maintain the current collection of cell cultures and DNA samples and will acquire, characterize, and expand high-quality cell samples and distribute cell lines and DNA isolated from them to qualified biomedical researchers. This FOA will use the NIH U42 Animal (Mammalian and Nonmammalian) Model, and Animal and Biological Materials Resource Cooperative Agreements award mechanism.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS: RFA-DK-14-005–NIDDK Clinician Scientist Mentoring Award to Promote Workforce Diversity (K05)

Deadline: November 24, 2014

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) invites applications for support to mid-career health-professional doctorates or equivalent for protected time to devote effort to basic, epidemiological or outcomes research and to act as research mentors to early-stage investigators from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research. Candidates for this award should have independent, peer-reviewed, research support at the time of award and possess a demonstrated record of mentoring individuals from underrepresented backgrounds. The candidate’s research should demonstrate a sustained level of research productivity in the research areas supported by the NIDDK. The long-term objective of this funding opportunity is to provide mentors with protected time to enhance mentoring opportunities for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, thereby ensuring the availibility of a pool of scientists from diverse backgrounds to facilitate research within the mission areas of the NIDDK. This FOA will use the NIH K05 Research Scientist Award mechanism.

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Bureau of Land Management/Department of the Interior: BLM Boise District Communities at Risk Program

Deadline: August 15, 2014

The BLM Boise District Communities at Risk Program was established by the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Act to allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enter into assistance agreements with local communities to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire.

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Bureau of Land Management/Department of the Interior: BLM Idaho Communities at Risk Assistance Program

Deadline: August 16, 2014

The BLM Idaho Communities at Risk Assistance Program was established by the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Act to allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enter into assistance agreements with local communities to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire.

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Department of State: Request for Research Proposals on Trafficking in Persons in Supply Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: August 27, 2014

The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) is announcing an open competition for funding of one or more projects to answer the following research question: How do supply chains that touch sub-Saharan Africa operate and intersect with trafficking in persons, and prevent trafficking in sub-Saharan Africa? Using the results of this research question, the successful applicant will develop a highly detailed typology across sectors, commodities, regions or other subdivisions that become apparent during the research. The goal of the research is to enable governments and businesses to identify risks and best practices of programs, policies, and laws to combat those risks. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will employ an interdisciplinary team and work with organizations with expertise in a variety of perspectives.

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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide

Deadline: June 2, 2014

This BAA seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing I2O programs or other published solicitations. Potential proposers are highly encouraged to review the current I2O programs (http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/I2O/Programs/) and solicitations (http://www.darpa.mil/Opportunities/Solicitations/I2O_Solicitations.aspx) to avoid proposing efforts that duplicate existing activities or that are responsive to other published I2O solicitations.

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS: RFA-NS-14-012–Detect, Define and Measure the Progression of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (U01)

Deadline: September 30, 2014

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites applications to detect, characterize and measure the progression of neurodegeneration in individuals with a probable or possible diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) using brain imaging and other biomarkers. The overall goals are increased knowledge concerning the neurological mechanisms and ways to detect CTE as it evolves over a 3 – 5 year period and the development of a consensus diagnosis to inform clinical trials aimed at preventing or slowing disease progression in the future. This program will use the NIH U01 Research Project Cooperative Agreements award mechanism.

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National Science Foundation: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Deadline: August 27, 2014

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators who receive REU Supplements. To identify appropriate REU Sites, students should consult the directory of active REU Sites.

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