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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 15-579: National Science Foundation Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY)$90M available for ~300 awards.10/28/15 - 2/3/16
NIHPAR-15-346: Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01)UnspecifiedMonthly on the 10th, beginning 12/10/15
NSFPD 09-7252: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)Not specifiedWorkshop/Conference: 5/15/16 - 6/15/16

Research: 7/15/16 - 8/1/2016
NIH, NIDDK, NIAIDRFA-DK-15-030: Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder Award (DP2)$300,000 per year, for up to 5 years.LOI: 1/17/16
Application: 2/17/17
NIH/NCIPAR-16-025: NCI Research Specialist Award (R50)Up to 100% salary support, plus $5000 in travel, for up to five yearsLOI: 1/9/16
Application 2/9/16
NIHRFA-AG-16-023: Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76)Salary and other program-related expenses.LOI: 01/19/2016
Application: 02/19/2016
USDA-NIFASun Grant Program: Southeastern RegionUp to $150,000Pre-Proposal: 2/1/2016
Full Application: 3/30/2016
NSFPD 15-1630: Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MOMS)Unspecified2/1/16 - 2/16/16
9/1/16 - 9/15/16
NIHRFA-DK-15-019: Research Using Biosamples and Subjects from Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies –Complications (DP3)Up to $1 millionLOI: 2/2/16
Application: 3/3/16
Transportation Research BoardNCHRP 03-124: Principles and Guidance for Presenting Drivers with Dynamic Information on Active Traffic Management$750,00002/03/2016
NIH, NIAIDPAR-15-330: Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development Program (IPCAVD) (U19)$1.5M - $2.5M annuallyLOI: 2/9/16
Application: 3/9/16
NSFNSF 16-512: Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA)Up to $500,000 per year, for up to 4 years.02/09/2016
NC Biotechnology CenterCollaborative Funding Grant$50,000 for 2 years02/10/2016
USDA/NIFABiotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG)Up to $1M (depending on proposal type)LOI: 02/12/2016
Application: 04/15/2016
NIHPA-16-077: Pathway to Independence AwardSalary and other program-related expenses.2/12/16
6/12/16
10/12/16
NIHRFA-AI-15-041: Human Immunology Project Consortium (U19)Up to $1.5M per yearLOI: 2/16/16
Application: 3/16/16
NIHPAR-16-085: NIA Clinical Research Project Planning Grant Program (R34)Up to $450,000 (direct)2/16/16
6/16/16
10/16/16
NSFPA-16-030Y: Service, Manufacturing and Operations Research (SMOR) Not specified2/16/16
NEHDigital Humanities Implementation Grants $100,000 to $325,0002/17/2016
NEHNext Generation Humanities PHD Implementation GrantsUp to $700,0002/17/2016
NC Biotechnology CenterUp to $100,00002/17/2016
NSFNSF 16-514: EarthCube$13M available for 17-19 awardsSubmission Window: 2/17/2016 - 3/3/2016
NIHRFA-HD-17-002: Use of 3D Printing for Creation of Implantable Devices (R21/R33) Up to $750,000LOI: 2/17/16
Application: 3/17/16
NIHRFA-RM-15-011: Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Metabolomics and Proteomics Chemical Analysis Sites (U24)Up to $19 millionLOI: 2/18/16
Application: 3/18/16
NIHRFA-RM-15-013: Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Preclinical Animal Study Sites (U01)Up to $1.6 millionLOI: 2/18/16
Application: 3/18/16
NIHRFA-NS-16-013: Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): Development and Validation of Model Systems and/or Pharmacodynamic Markers to Facilitate the Discovery of Neurotherapeutics (R21/R33)Up to $250,000 per year, for three years2/18/16
6/21/16
10/18/16
NSFNSF 16-515: Algorithms in the Field (AitF)Up to $800,000Submission Window: 2/18/2016 - 3/3/2016
NEHSummer Seminars and InstitutesSeminars: $50,000 - $135,000
Institutes: $60,000 - $225,000
2/25/2016
NIHPA-16-006: Personalized Strategies to Manage Symptoms of Chronic Illness (R15)Up to $300,000 for up to 3 years.2/25/16
NSFNSF 15-602: Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR)Up to $4.5M available for 3-4 awards.2/26/2016
DOEDE-FOA-0001433: Mega-Bio Bioproducts to Enable BiofuelsUp to $8MConcept Paper: 2/26/16
Application: 4/15/16
NIHPAR-16-057: NIDCD Early Career Research (ECR) Award (R21)Up to $300,0002/26/16
6/28/16
10/26/16
NSFDear Colleague Letter: Supporting Research Advances in Smart and Connected CommunitiesUnspecified3/1/16
NIH, FICPAR-15-291: International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01)3/2/2016
NIHRFA-GM-17-001: Regional Consortia for High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (U24)Up to $1.75M (Plus up to $2,500,000 for equipment.)LOI: 3/6/16
Application: 4/6/16
NSFNSF 15-537: STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)3/8/2016
NSFNSF 16-519: Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP)Type 1: Up to $500K
Type 2: Up to $2.5M
3/9/16
NCSU Center for Human Health and the Environment2016 Pilot AwardsUp to $25,0003/10/16
Army Research InstituteW911NF-16-R-0005: Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences FY16 Foundational Science Research Unit Broad Agency AnnouncementUnpecified3/11/16
NSFNSF 16-521: MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON ScienceVariable, depending on type of award.03/15/2016
10/17/2016
NEHInstitutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital HumanitiesUp to $250,0003/15/16
NSFNSF 15-611:
Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2016
Up to $2M3/17/16
NIHRFA-AI-16-006: U.S.-China Program for Biomedical Collaborative Research (R01)Up to $1M3/17/16
NSFNSF 16-523:
International Research Network Connections (IRNC)
Up to $900,000 annually for 4 years03/17/2016
NSFNSF 16-524: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)$1M - $3M3/22/16
NIHRFA-NS-16-010: BRAIN Initiative: Clinical Studies to Advance Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UH3)Should not exceed $2M per year (5 years)3/26/16
NSFNSF 16-527: STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)~$1M3/28/16
NSFNSF 16-526: Energy-Efficient Computing: from Devices to Architectures (E2CDA)Up to $1.6M3/28/16
NSFNSF 16-018: Dear Colleague Letter: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental FundingUp to $8000 per student3/30/15
National Institute of Standards and Technology/ Department of Commerce2016-NIST-SSCD-01: Standards Services Curricula Development (SSCD) Cooperative Agreement ProgramUp to $75,000 per year4/5/16
National Consortium for Data SciencesPD 10-1266: NCDS Data Fellows 2016-2017$50,0004/7/16
Department of Commerce/ National Institute of Standards and Technology2016-NIST-GMSE-01: Graduate Student Measurement Science and Engineering (GMSE) Fellowship ProgramUp to $650,0004/7/16
USDABiotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG)Up to $4 million04/17/2016
Department of EnergyDE-FOA-0001430: Atmospheric System Research ProgramUp to $300,0004/20/16
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
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
Institute of Museum and Library SciencesSTEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums (STEMEX)Up to $1M5/1/16
NSFNSF 16-535: Expeditions in ComputingUp to $10MPreliminary Proposal (required): 5/2/16
Full Proposal: 1/18/17
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
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 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
NEHDigital Projects for the PublicVarious. Up to $400,000.6/8/2016
NIHPA-16-096: Accelerating Research on Intervertebral Disc (ARID) (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
NEHResearch & DevelopmentUp to $350,000 for up to 3 years.6/21/2016
NSFPD 98-1391: Archaeology and Archaeometry VariableArchaeology: 07/01/2016

Dissertation award: anytime
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
DARPADARPA-BAA-15-54: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wideUp to $700,0008/2/2016
NSF PD 98-1331: SociologyUnspecified8/15/16
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

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
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: 01/01/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
LOI: 01/19/16
All Application Materials: 02/19/16
1 spot available.

Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.
Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: 2/11/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: 4/19/16
Open for internal planning.Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: 2/17/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: LOI: 3/10/16
Full Proposal: 5/1016
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
Open for internal planning.DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers
Limit: 1 per institution, as lead
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: 2/18/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
LOI: 3/9/16
Application: 4/19/16
Open for internal planning.Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk Sustainable Community Projects
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: 2/18/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: 3/14/16
1 spot available.

Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.
NIFA Professional Development Opportunities for Secondary School Teachers
Limit: 3 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.
Agency due dates:
Application: 3/18/16
Open for internal planning.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
Open for internal planningNSF 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
Open for internal planning.NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)
Limit: 1 per college grantind STEM degrees withing an institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: Contact your college research office
Agency due dates:
Proposal: May 16, 2016
Closed for internal competition.Packard Fellowship for Science & Engineering
Limit: 2 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: 1/15/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Nomination Form: 3/15/16
All Application Materials: 4/20/16
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Limit: 1 per institution as the sole/lead
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: October 2, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Full proposal: February 16, 2016, 5:00 p.m
Closed. PI's selectedNSF Research Traineeship (NRT) - Cycle 2
Limit: 2 per institution: Traineeship Track;
2 per institution: Innovations in Graduate Education Track
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: October 27, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
LOI (optional): December 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Full Proposal: February 22, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Closed. PI Selected.Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research New Innovator Award
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: January 13, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Nomination: January 20, 2016
Application: March 8, 2016
Closed. PI Selected.NIH Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: January 15, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
LOI: March 11, 2016
Full Application: April 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

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