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Grant Funding Opportunities: 2/20/2015

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Announcements

NC IDEA Spring 2015 Grant Cycle Opens February 9th

- Info Sessions Being Held February 6th through 12th

- Early Deadline: February 20th; Final Deadline: March 6th

NC IDEA is seeking grant applications from NC-based entrepreneurs and startups, and those looking to locate to North Carolina, for its Spring 2015 Grant Cycle. Companies focused on software, information technology, medical devices or materials sciences are encouraged to apply at www.ncidea.org


 

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline: 3/3/2015

Agency: National Science Foundation

Program: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program  (I/UCRC)

Description: The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. An I/UCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education.  As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.

Award Amount: Varies

Website: www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13594/nsf13594.pdf

Eligibility:  U.S. academic institutions with graduate research programs may apply


 

New Opportunities

Deadline: 3/6/2015

Agency: Food & Drug Administration

Program: Pharmacometric Modeling and Simulation for Long Acting Injectable Products (U01)

Description: The purpose of this project is to: Subtopic 1: conduct physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modeling (PBPK) to relate critical quality attributes to in vivo performance for bioequivalence (BE) evaluation; Subtopic 2: perform population pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) modeling and statistical analysis to identify ways to reduce residual variability and identify appropriate PK metrics, enabling BE assessment in parallel BE studies with acceptable sample size. The findings from these studies will help establish scientific and regulatory standards for ensuring therapeutic equivalence of generic LAI products.

Award Amount: $200,000

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-15-008.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: 4/16/2015

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Program: Brain Initiative: New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Large-Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21)

Description: A central goal of the BRAIN Initiative is to understand how electrical and chemical signals code information in neural circuits and give rise to sensations, thoughts, emotions and actions. Available technologies for recording and manipulating neural circuit activity in human and animal experiments are not sufficient to accomplish this goal. Non-invasive technologies are low resolution and/or provide indirect measures such as blood flow, which are imprecise. Invasive technologies can provide information at the level of single neurons producing the fundamental biophysical signals, but they can only be applied to tens or hundreds of neurons, out of a total number in the human brain estimated at 85 billion. Previous BRAIN FOAs sought to develop novel technology (RFA-NS-15-003) or to optimize existing technology ready for in-vivo proof-of-concept testing and collection of preliminary data (RFA-NS-15-004). This FOA seeks applications for technology at an even earlier stage of development. It seeks new and untested ideas that are in the very earliest stages. The support provided might enable calculations, simulations, computational models, or other mathematical approaches for demonstrating that the signal sources and/or measurement technologies are theoretically capable of meeting the demands of large-scale recording or manipulation of circuit activity. The support might also be used for building and testing phantoms, prototypes, in-vitro or other bench-top models in order to validate underlying theoretical assumptions in preparation for future FOAs aimed at testing in animal models. Invasive or non-invasive approaches are sought that will ultimately enable or reduce the current barriers to large-scale recording or manipulation of neural activity, and that would be compatible with experiments in humans or behaving animals. Applications are encouraged from any qualified individuals, including physicists, engineers, theoreticians, and scientists, especially those not typically involved with neuroscience research.

Award Amount: $200,000

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EY-15-001.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: 4/30/2015

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Program: Biological Technologies

Description: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields. BTO is seeking novel approaches that will build technical communities that tap into sources of innovation both inside and outside traditional DoD performer communities. BTO encourages efforts that are creative and agile both in terms of the technologies proposed and in the structure of the approach.

Award Amount: Varies

Website: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254566

Eligibility: Unrestricted


Deadline: 4/30/2015

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Program: Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) Replication Phase Analysis Studies (U01)

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications specific to targeted sequencing, genotyping, and data analysis in the Replication Phase of the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project.

Award Amount: up to $1,300,000

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-16-002.html

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

 

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