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New Funding Opportunities

The funding opportunities listed below may be of interest to the NC State research community. To the best of our knowledge, these opportunities are not institutionally limited. For limited submissions, go to http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/funding/ltd-sub-opps/. If you are aware of other funding programs that may be of interest at NC State, please contact the Research Development Office.

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AgencyOpportunityPotential AwardAgency Due Date:
NSFNSF 16-550: Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences$200,000 to $4,000,000Proposals Accepted Anytime
NSFPD 16-018Y: Cybermanufacturing SystemsUnspecifiedUnsolicited full proposals may be submitted at any time.
NSFPD 98-1390: Cultural Anthropology UnspecifiedVarious. Depending on program.
NSFNSF 14-526: Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies (Cyberlearning)UnspecifiedVarious. Depending on project type. See RFP.
NIHPAR-15-346: Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01)UnspecifiedMonthly on the 10th
NIHRFA-NS-16-009: BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UG3/UH3)Should not exceed $2M per year (4 years)4/26/16
NIHRFA-FD-16-045:
National Research Project to Assess State Agricultural Laws, Regulations, and Resources Related to Food for Animals (U01)
$300,000 per year, for 5 yearsLOI: 4/29/16
Application: 6/17/16
NSFNSF 16-532: Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2: SSE & SSI)~$800,000SSE Proposals: 4/26/16; 2/21/17

SSI Proposals: 9/19/16; 9/19/17
DoDW81XWH-USSOCOM-BAA-15-1: DOD USSOCOM Broad Agency AnnouncementTypically $700,000Pre-Proposal: 4/30/16
Institute of Museum and Library SciencesSTEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums (STEMEX)Up to $1M5/1/16
Department of Homeland SecurityDHS-16-DNDO-077-001:
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office: Academic Research Initiative (ARI)
Up to $400,0005/2/16
US Department of JusticeNIJ-2016-9087: Forensic Technology Center of ExcellenceUp to $5M5/2/16
DOJNew Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral SciencesUp to $150,0005/2/16
Fish & Wildlife ServiceF16AS00160:
Multistate Conservation Grant Program
UnspecifiedLOI: 5/6/16
Application: 8/5/16
NSFNSF 16-535: Expeditions in ComputingUp to $10MPreliminary Proposal (required): 5/2/16
Full Proposal: 1/18/17
NSFNSF 16-504: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC)UnspecifiedLOI (required): 5/9/16
Proposal: 7/11/16
NSFPD 09-7252: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)Not specifiedWorkshop/Conference: 5/15/16 - 6/15/16

Research: 7/15/16 - 8/1/2016
NIHPAR-16-053: High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)Up to $2M5/16/2016
NIHPAR-16-054: Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)Up to $600,0005/17/2016
EPAEPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-001: FY 2016 and FY 2017 Pollution Prevention Information Network
(PPIN) Grants Program
Up to $220,0005/17/16
NIHPAR-16-116: Bioengineering Research Partnerships (U01)Unspecified5/18/16
9/13/16
DEDE-FOA-0001575: Machine Learning and Understanding for High Performance Computing Scientific Discovery Non DOE Lab: Up to $300K
DOE Lab: Up to $1.9M
Pre-Application: 5/20/16
Full Application: 6/21/16
NIHPAR-16-113: Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)Unspecified5/25/16
NIHPAR-16-143: Complex Integrated Multi-Component Projects in Aging Research (U19)Unspecified5/25/16
9/25/16
NIHPA-16-151:
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35)
Unspecified5/25/16
9/25/16
NIHPA-16-152:
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)
Unspecified5/25/16
9/25/16
NIHRFA-DK-16-009: Clinical, Behavioral and Physiological Research Testing Current and Novel Closed Loop Systems (DP3)$1-$2MLOI: 5/28/16
Application: 6/28/16
NSFNSF 12-598: Geophysics (PH)~$200,0006/1/16
12/7/16
NIFAUSDA-NIFA-RHSE-005756: Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE)Up to $350,0006/1/16
Air Force Office of Scientific ResearchBAA-AFRL-AFOSR-2016-0006: Air Force Fiscal Year 2017 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)$360,0006/1/16
NIHRFA-FD-16-020: Therapeutic Areas for Data Standards Development (U01)Up to $325,0006/3/16
NIHRFA-FD-16-008: Refine, Complete, and Publish Data Standards for Animal Efficacy Studies and Natural History Studies for Animal Rule Applications (U01)Up to $325,0006/3/16
NSFNSF 16-516: GEO Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity (GOLD)Up to $2MPreliminary: 2/1/2016
Full (invite only): 6/2/2016
NIHPAR-16-093: Improvement of Animal Models for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (R01)Unspecified6/5/16
10/5/16
NIHPA-16-160: NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01)Unspecified6/5/16
10/5/16
NSFNSF 14-585: Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) $300,000 - $1M6/7/16
NSFNSF 16-549: Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)Up to $1M6/7/16
NEHDigital Projects for the PublicVarious. Up to $400,000.6/8/2016
NIHRFA-FD-16-029: Bioequivalence of Topical Products: Comparing Epidermal Pharmacokinetics by Spectroscopic Imaging Techniques (U01)Up to $500,0006/3/16
Dept. of StateOES-OCC-16-005: The Partnership on Women'™s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER)Up to $750,0006/10/16
NIHPA-16-192: Independent Scientist Award (Parent K02)Unspecified6/12/16
10/12/16
NIHPA-16-193: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)Unspecified6/12/16
10/12/16
DEDE-FOA-0001538: Methane Emissions Mitigation and Quantification from Natural Gas InfrastructureUnspecified6/13/16
NSFNSF 16-553: US Ignite: Networking Research and Application Prototypes Leading to Smart & Connected CommunitiesUp to $1M6/14/16
NSFNSF 16-552: Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)Up to $2M6/14/16
12/9/16
NSFNSF 16-548: Science Learning+ Partnership GrantsUp to $2.4M6/14/16
NIHPA-16-096: Accelerating Research on Intervertebral Disc (ARID) (R21)Up to $275,0006/16/16
10/16/16
NIHPA-16-141: Development of Animal Models and Related Biological Materials for Research (R21)Up to $275,0006/16/16
10/16/16
NSFPD 16-7680:
Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)
Unspecified6/16/16
2/6/17
NIHPA-16-161: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)Up to $275,0006/16/16
10/16/16
NIHPA-16-162: NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)Up to $100,0006/16/16
10/16/16
NIHPA-16-175: Exploratory Grants in Cancer Epidemiology and Genomics Research (R21)Up to $275,0006/16/16
10/16/16
NSFNSF 16-534: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)$10,0006/17/16
USDARural Cooperative Development GrantsUp to $200,0006/20/16
NIHRFA-DA-17-007: Growing Great Ideas: Research Education Course in Product Development and Entrepreneurship for Life Science Researchers (R25)Up to $1.25MLOI: 6/20/16
Application: 7/20/16
NEHResearch & DevelopmentUp to $150,000 (Tier 1)
Up to $1M (Tier II)
6/21/2016
NSFPD 98-1391: Archaeology and Archaeometry VariableArchaeology: 07/01/2016

Dissertation award: anytime
NIHPA-16-194: Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25)Unspecified7/12/16
11/12/16
NIHPAR-16-204: NLM Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (K01)Unspecified7/12/16
11/12/16
NSFNSF 14-589: Enriched Doctoral Training in the Mathematical Sciences (EDT)Up to $600,0007/13/16
NSFPD 08-169: Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS) Up to $600,0007/15/16
NSFPD 98-1332: Social Psychology Unspecified7/15/16
NEHHumanities Collections & Reference ResourcesVarious. Up to $350,000 for up to 3 years.7/19/2016
NSF15-555: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) $400,000 + 7/20/16 - 7/22/16 (depending on program)
DODPA-AFRL-AFOSR-2016-0001: Fiscal Year 2017 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)Up to $1.5M7/22/16
DODN00014-16-R-FO05: Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative$1.25M - $1.5MWhite Paper: 8/1/16
Full Proposal: 11/15/16
NSFNSF 15-514: Law & Social Sciences (LSS)Unspecified8/1/16
1/15/17
DARPADARPA-BAA-15-54: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wideUp to $700,0008/2/2016
NIHRFA-AI-16-025:
Prevention Innovation Program III (PIP) (R01)
Up to $1.6M8/3/16
NIHPAR-16-129: Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Identification of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01) Up to $900,000LOI: 8/13/16
Application: 9/13/16
NIHPAR-16-128: Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Optimization of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01) Up to $1.5MLOI: 8/13/16
Application: 9/13/16
NSF PD 98-1331: SociologyUnspecified8/15/16
NSFNSF 13-542:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Unspecified8/24/16
NIHPA-16-181:
Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (R41/R42)
Phase 1: $150,000
Phase 2: $1M
9/5/16
1/5/17
NIHPA-16-180:
Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (R43/R44)
Phase 1: $150,000
Phase 2: $1M
9/5/16
1/5/17
NSFNSF 15-582: Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI)Up to $750,0009/9/16
NSF/NIHNSF 16-543: Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS)Up to $400,0009/14/16
NSFNSF 15-599: Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)Up to $2M9/14/16
NSFNSF 15-584: CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) Up to $1.3MScholarship Track: 9/15/16
Capacity Track: 12/15/16
NSFPD 16-8092: Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) Unspecified9/1/16 - 9/15/16
NSFPD 16-006Y: Service, Manufacturing and Operations Research (SMOR) Unspecified9/1/16 - 9/15/16
NSFPD 16-1637/a>: Structural and Architectural Engineering and Materials (SAEM) Unspecified9/1/16 - 9/15/16
NSFNSF 16-559: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship ProgramVaries, dependent on track9/6/16
NSFNSF 12-566: Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRG)Up to $1M9/16/16
NSFNSF 15-569: Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)Up to $175,0009/28/16
NSFNSF 15-586: Restricted-Access Research Data Centers (RDCs)Up to $300,0009/30/16
NIHRFA-AI-16-034: Partnerships for Countermeasures Against Select Pathogens (R01)Up to $4M10/3/16
NSFPD 16-1517: Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD)UnspecifiedFull Proposal: 10/1/16 - 11/1/16
NSFPD 16-7607: Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN) UnspecifiedFull Proposal: 10/1/16 - 11/1/16
NSFPD 13-7607: Energy, Power, Control and Networks (EPCN)Unspecified10/1/16 - 11/1/16
NSFPD 08-1269: StatisticsUnspecified10/23/16 - 11/7/16
NSFPD 10-1266: Applied Mathematics Unspecified11/1/16 - 11/15/16
NSFNSF 15-585: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)UnspecifiedExploration and Design: 11/2/16
Development and Implementation: 1/11/17
NSFNSF 15-593: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)Unspecified11/8/16
NSFNSF 15-588: Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)Unspecified12/1/16
NSFNSF 15-592:
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
Up to $5M12/5/16
NIH/NIARFA-AG-17-002: Characterization of Circulating Pro- and Anti-Geronic Proteins and Peptides (R01)Up to $1.4MLOI (required): 1/2/17
Full Application: 2/2/17
NSFNSF 15-527: Research Coordination Networks (RCN)Varies, dependent on track1/4/17
NASANNH16ZEA001N-AATT: Advanced Air Transport Technology (AATT) ProjectUp to $200K per year, for 3 years4/14/16 - 4/30/17

Current Limited Submission Opportunities

Some agencies limit the number of proposals an institution may submit to a specific program. The Research Development Office attempts to identify all opportunities of interest to the NC State research community and coordinates the submission process with the colleges.  If you are aware of other programs that are institutionally limited, please notify the Research Development Office so that they may be announced.  Following the contact requirements for limited submissions ensures eligibility for proposals moving forward and minimizes the risk of all proposals from NC State being rejected by the funding agency for non-compliance.  Learn more about NC State’s limited submission process.

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StatusOpportunity
Open for internal planning.NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: April 28, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Preliminary Proposal: July 1, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Full Proposal: December 2, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: March 10, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
LOI (required): April 26, 2016
Full Application: May 25, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.DOJ National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program
Limit: 1 per institution as lead
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: March 10, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Full Application: April 26, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NIH Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: March 17, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
LOI (required): April 29, 2016
Full Application: May 31, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NIH Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: 3/17/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: 5/25/16, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.The Price of Justice: Rethinking the Consequences of Justice Fines and Fees
Limit: 1 per institution (as lead)
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: 3/24/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: 5/12/16, 11:59 p.m.
Open for internal planning.NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)
Limit: 1 per college granting STEM degrees withing an institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: Contact your college research office
Agency due dates:
Proposal: May 16, 2016
Open for internal planning.NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)
Limit: 3 per organization
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: June 9, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Full Proposal: August 8, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Open for internal planning.NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards
Limit: 2 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: June 16, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
LOI: August 12, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Full Application: September 12, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Open for internal planning.NSF Research Traineeship Program
Limit: 2 per institution: Traineeship Track
2 per institution: Innovations in Graduate Education Track

Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: September 15, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
LOI (optional): December 9, 2016, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Full Proposal: February 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Next cycle opens for internal competition on 5/2NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
Limit: Three; if three proposals are submitted, at least one proposal must be for instrument development (Track 2).
Internal due dates:
LOI: 7/14/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: 1/11/17
Closed. PI Selected. FY 2016 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S)
Limit: 1 per applicant
Agency due dates:
Application: 5/6/16
Closed. PI Selected. NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: March 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
LOI: 5/22/16
Proposal: 6/22/16
Closed. PI Selected. NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: March 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Proposal: 6/14/16
Closed. PIs selected.NIFA Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduate (REEU) Fellowships
Limit: 3 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: 2/11/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: 3/24/16

Internal Funding Programs

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