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Grant Funding Opportunities: 1/16/2015

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Announcements

Major Change to NIH SBIR/STTR Dates (Retroactive to Dec 5, 2014):

The NIH has just announced a major change to its SBIR/STTR proposal date cycle. In this case a "cycle" is synonymous with a proposal receipt date.

The NIH is extending their current PHS 2014-02 Omnibus Solicitation (PA-14-071) from 3 cycles to 4. That means the "non-aids" topics (whose 3rd cycle ended Dec 5, 2014) now has an additional 4th cycle with a receipt date of April 5, 2015. Likewise, the AIDS topics (whose 3rd cycle ends Jan 7, 2015) has a 4th cycle receipt date of May 7, 2015. This includes CDC, FDA and ACF. The current PHS 2014-02 Omnibus Solicitation will expire on May 8, 2015, so there will be no August receipt date.

So if you missed the Dec 5 receipt date, and/or if you want to make additional proposals to NIH, you are good through April 5, 2015 (non-aids) and May 7, 2015 (for aids related).

Read more here: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-038.html


 

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline: 2/11/2015

Agency: North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Program: Collaborative Funding Grant

Description: The Collaborative Funding Grant (CFG) supports a university-company partnership that will advance a company’s technology toward the marketplace. This grant provides funds for a post-doctoral fellow or technician in a university lab to conduct research on a project of commercial interest. University investigators and companies first form the collaboration and then apply together through the university.

Award Amount: $100,000

Website: www.ncbiotech.org/research-grants/research-funding/collaborative-funding

Eligibility: Principal Investigators are eligible if: They hold a full-time tenure track faculty position at a North Carolina academic institution or a full-time permanent appointment at a non-profit research institution.  See guidelines for details on PIs who hold a position in the partnering company. Companies are eligible if: The company is a North Carolina-based company engaged in life science research, development or manufacturing with demonstrated IP owned or licensed by the company; and additional requirements as indicated in the 2015 Cycle 2 guidelines. OR The company is a national or multinational company with significant presence in North Carolina such as a research or manufacturing facility or regional headquarters. The collaboration must involve the North Carolina entity.


Deadline: 2/13/2015

Agency: Lowe's

Program: Toolbox for Education grant

Description: Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Program is dedicated to helping parent-teacher groups achieve more for their schools. Up to $5,000 will be given to K-12 public schools or parent groups (with 501c(3) status) to achieve project goals.

Award Amount: $5,000

Website: www.toolboxforeducation.com

Eligibility: Any individual public K-12 school or non-profit parent group associated with that public K-12 school. Parent groups that are applying (PTO, PTA, etc.) must have an independent EIN and official 501c(3) status from the IRS. If your group does not have 501c(3) status, please apply through your school. Pre-schools are not eligible.


 

New Opportunities

Deadline: 3/17/2015 (LOI due 30 days before this date)

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Program: Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies for Cancer Research (R21) 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research focused on the inception and early-stage development of highly innovative molecular or cellular analysis technologies for basic and clinical cancer research. The emphasis of this FOA is on supporting the development of novel molecular and cellular analysis capabilities with a high degree of technical innovation with the potential to significantly affect and transform investigations exploring the molecular and cellular basis of cancer. If successful, these technologies should accelerate and/or enhance research in the areas of cancer biology, early detection and screening, clinical diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, and/or cancer health disparities. Technologies proposed for development may be intended to have widespread applicability but must be based on molecular and/or cellular characterizations of cancer. This funding opportunity is part of a broader NCI-sponsored Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) Program.

Award Amount: Varies

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-15-002.html

Eligibility: State, county or city governments; public and private institutes of higher education; school districts; small businesses; nonprofits; Native American tribal organizations; others


Deadline: 3/17/2015 (LOI due 30 days before this date)

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Program: Innovative Technologies for Cancer-Relevant Biospecimen Science (R21) 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects on the inception and early-stage development of technologies that address issues related to pre-analytical degradation of targeted analytes during the collection, processing, handling, and storage of cancer-relevant biospecimens. The overall goal is to support the development of highly innovative technologies capable of interrogating and/or maximizing the quality and utility of biospecimens or samples derived from those biospecimens for downstream analyses. This FOA will support the development of tools, devices, instrumentation, and associated methods to assess sample quality, preserve/protect sample integrity, and establish verification criteria for quality assessment/quality control and handling under diverse conditions. These technologies are expected to potentially accelerate and/or enhance research in cancer biology, early detection, screening, clinical diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, and cancer health disparities, by reducing pre-analytical variations that affect biospecimen sample quality. This funding opportunity is part of a broader NCI-sponsored Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) Program.

Award Amount: $200,000.00

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-15-002.html

Eligibility: State, county or city governments; public and private institutes of higher education; school districts; small businesses; nonprofits; Native American tribal organizations; others


Deadline: 2/18/2015

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Program: BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Analyze Cell-Specific and Circuit Specific Processes in the Brain (U01)

Description: The purpose of this Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is to encourage applications that will develop and validate novel tools to facilitate the detailed analysis of complex circuits and provide insights into cellular interactions that underlie brain function. The new tools and technologies should inform and/or exploit cell-type and/or circuit-level specificity. Plans for validating the utility of the tool/technology will be an essential feature of a successful application. The development of new genetic and non-genetic tools for delivering genes, proteins and chemicals to cells of interest or approaches that are expected to target specific cell types and/or circuits in the nervous system with greater precision and sensitivity than currently established methods are encouraged. Tools that can be used in a number of species / model organisms rather than those restricted to a single species are highly desired. Applications that provide approaches that break through existing technical barriers to substantially improve current capabilities are highly encouraged.

Award Amount: Varies

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-15-225.html

Eligibility: State, county or city governments; public and private institutes of higher education; school districts; small businesses; nonprofits; Native American tribal organizations; others


Deadline: 3/13/2015 (LOI)

Agency: National Science Foundation

Program: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation  (PFI: AIR-TT) 

Description: The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) is an umbrella for two complementary subprograms, Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) and Building Innovation Capacity (BIC). Overall, the PFI program offers opportunities to connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships that encourage, enhance and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship.  The subject of this solicitation is PFI: AIR-Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT). The PFI: AIR-TT solicitation serves as an early opportunity to move previously NSF-funded research results with promising commercial potential along the path toward commercialization. Projects are supported to demonstrate proof-of-concept, prototype, or scale-up while engaging faculty and students in entrepreneurial/innovative thinking.

Award Amount: $200,000

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14569/nsf14569.htm

Eligibility: Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members.

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