Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Leonard M. Rieser Award

Deadline: Not Specified

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will award one author the Leonard M. Rieser Award for an essay, opinion piece or multimedia presentation addressing at least one of the Bulletin’s core issues: nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, climate change, biosecurity, and threats from emerging technologies.

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS: RFA-HL-16-009–NHLBI SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Commercialization of Technologies for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders and Diseases (R44)

Deadline: May 19, 2015

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites applications for SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards from small business concerns (SBCs)to facilitate and accelerate the capital-intensive steps that are required to transition SBIR/STTR Phase II projects to the commercialization stage by promoting partnerships between SBIR/STTR Phase II awardees and third-party investors and/or strategic partners. Applicants must submit a Commercialization Plan, which should include details on any independent third-party funding that has already been secured or is anticipated during the Phase IIB Bridge Award project period. It is expected that the level of this independent third-party funding will be equal to or greater than the NHLBI funds being requested throughout the Phase IIB Bridge Award project period. Projects proposed in response to this FOA must relate to the NHLBI mission and require eventual Federal regulatory approval/clearance. Proposed projects may address preclinical and/or clinical stages of technology development. Clinical trials may be proposed as appropriate, but are not required. This FOA will utilize the NIH R44 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant – Phase II only.

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS: RFA-HL-16-002–Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young: Population Based Studies (U01)

Deadline: May 15, 2015

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites applications for mechanistic, genetic, and other studies to evaluate causes and consequences of and risk factors for sudden cardiac death in the young. Studies are required to use data and DNA samples from the Sudden Death in the Young Case Registry (described below) as foundations for their research. This program will use the NIH U01 Research Project Cooperative Agreements award mechanism.

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National Aeronautics & Space Administration: Early Career Faculty

Deadline: March 20, 2015

ECF is focused on supporting outstanding faculty researchers early in their careers as they conduct space technology research of high priority to NASA’s Mission Directorates.

The STRG Program within STMD is fostering the development of innovative, low-TRL technologies for advanced space systems and space technology. The goal of this low-TRL endeavor is to accelerate the development of groundbreaking, high-risk/high-payoff space technologies, not necessarily directed at a specific mission, to support the future space science and exploration needs of NASA, other government agencies, and the commercial space sector.

This Appendix seeks proposals to develop unique, disruptive, or transformational space technologies that have the potential to lead to dramatic improvements at the system level — performance, weight, cost, reliability, operational simplicity, or other figures of merit associated with space flight hardware or missions. Although progress under an award may be incremental, the projected impact at the system level must be substantial and clearly defined. This Appendix does not seek literature searches, survey activities, or incremental enhancements to the current state of the art.

This Appendix exclusively seeks proposals that are responsive to these topics: Topic 1 – Dynamic Tensegrity Technologies for Space Science and Exploration; Topic 2 – High Temperature Solar Cells; Topic 3 – Fundamental Aerothermodynamic Model Development; and Topic 4 – Synthetic Biology Technologies for Space Exploration.

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Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences/NSF: Dear Colleague Letter: Innovative Uses of STAR METRICS & NCSES Data to Illuminate Science Policy

Deadline: July 15, 2015

The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter is to advise of funding opportunities at the National Science Foundation’s Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) Program for innovative projects using data from STAR METRICS® (Science and Technology for America’s Reinvestment: Measuring the Effect of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science) or the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

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Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences/NSF: Dear Colleague Letter: Support for Agenda Setting Conferences for the SciSIP Program

Deadline: June 1, 2015

The Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program, now entering its seventh year, began with a Roadmap (http://www.scienceofsciencepolicy.net/event/sosp-workshop-2008-federal-research-roadmap) to address the need for better tools, methods, and data for improving our understanding of the efficacy and impact of science and technology policy decisions. Significant progress has been realized. Much remains to be done. The SciSIP program plans to support at least three agenda setting conferences in calendar year 2015. The goal of these conferences is to facilitate the generation and execution of a new Roadmap for the Science of Science Policy community and a strategic plan for the SciSIP program.

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National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce: Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension and Technology Transfer

Deadline: April 21, 2015

The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program was established by Congress to promote responsible use and conservation of the nation’s ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. Sea Grant carries out NOAA’s mission of stewardship of our country’s oceanic and atmospheric resources through a broadly based network of universities. Sea Grant aquaculture-related activities are integrated with the rest of NOAA via the NOAA Aquaculture Office, which includes activities across multiple NOAA Line Offices: Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (Sea Grant), the National Marine Fisheries Service (Office of Aquaculture, Fisheries Science Centers and Regional Offices), and the National Ocean Service (Beaufort Laboratory and Hollings Marine Laboratory). NOAA recognizes the role of other Departments, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Interior, and state and regional management partners in aquaculture and coordinates with other Department representatives at the regional level and at the national level through the Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture.

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Directorate for Engineering/NSF: Dear Colleague Letter: SEES: Interactions of Food Systems with Water and Energy Systems

Deadline: March 30, 2015

NSF established the Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) investment area in 2010 to lay the research foundation for decision capabilities and technologies aimed at mitigating and adapting to environmental changes that threaten sustainability. SEES investments advance a systems-based approach to understanding, predicting, and reacting to stress upon and changes in the linked natural, social, and built environments. In this context, the importance of understanding the interconnected and interdependent systems involving food, energy, and water (FEW) has emerged. Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the NSF aims to accelerate fundamental understanding and stimulate basic research on systems that extend beyond the interests of the SEES Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) program to include couplings to energy and food systems where the NSF already has established presence.

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National Aeronautics & Space Administration: ROSES 2015: Cassini Data Analysis and Participating Scientists

Deadline: June 1, 2015

The objective of the Cassini Data Analysis and Participating Scientists (CDAPS) Program is to enhance the scientific return of the Cassini mission by broadening the scientific participation in the analysis and interpretation of the data returned by the mission. A subset of CDAPS selectees will also serve as Participating Scientists, which will further broaden participation in the mission by augmenting the existing science team. This program solicits research proposals to conduct scientific investigations utilizing data obtained by the Cassini and Huygens spacecraft.

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