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Grant Funding Opportunities: 3/6/2015

Weekly Grant Funding Opportunities

Please feel free to send special funding search requests any time (susan_craft@ncbiotech.org).  Grant funding requests are included our regular research and include a fee of $100/hour. Also, let us know if any of your partners have submitted grant applications to funding announcements posted in the weekly grant alert emails.  We would love to hear of their successes!

Visit NCBiotech’s Funding Gateway page to get more information on funding announcements, links to opportunity search databases and grant development tips.

 

Announcements

We will be discontinuing the weekly grants email as of April 1, 2015. We will be updating our Funding Gateway over the next month to provide resources such as links to agencies’ websites and newsletters, and tips for carrying out targeted searches to find opportunities that are most relevant for you or your organization. If you’d like to be added to our monthly e-newsletter about NCBiotech grant programs, please let me know. The library will continue to provide customized reports for funding opportunities on specific topics at our research fee of $100/hour.


 

Upcoming Deadlines

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


 

New Opportunities

Deadline: 4/16/2015

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Program: Identification of Novel Targets and Pathways Mediating Weight Loss, Diabetes Resolution and Related Metabolic Disease after Bariatric Surgery in Humans (R01

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support applications that address the mechanisms by which novel, unexplored targets and pathways, or known targets, mediate the sustained weight loss, diabetes resolution and improvements in other obesity-related metabolic diseases reported following bariatric surgery in humans. Studies directly addressing novel mechanisms using targeted approaches are of interest and responsive to this FOA particularly those which utilize up-to-date sophisticated methodologies. Studies simply identifying differences in responses before and after surgery that do not address mechanism will not be considered responsive. Only studies involving human subjects will be considered.

Award Amount: $500,000

Website: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=263051

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


Deadline: 4/17/2015

Agency: USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Program: Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program

Description: The purpose of the BRAG program is to support the generation of new information that will assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms (GE), including plants, microorganisms (including fungi, bacteria, and viruses), arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. Investigations of effects on both managed and natural environments are relevant. The BRAG program accomplishes its purpose by providing Federal regulatory agencies with scientific information relevant to regulatory issues. See RFA for details.

Award Amount: $25,000

Website: www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/15_biotech_risk_assess.pdf

Eligibility: United States public or private research or educational institution or organization


Deadline: 5/1/2015

Agency: US Airways Education Foundation

Program: STEM-Based Education Programs

Description: US Airways Education Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for educational programs focused on economically disadvantaged or developmentally disabled children, or programs that increase student interest and academic achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math. The program is open to nonprofit organizations located within the airline’s hub cities of Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. Grants will be awarded to support educational programs focused on learning and academic achievement for economically disadvantaged children age 18 and younger. To be eligible, at least 75 percent of the population served by the program must qualify for free and reduced-price meals. In addition, the foundation supports educational programs focused on learning and academic achievement for developmentally disabled children ages 18 and younger. To be eligible, at least 75 percent of the population served by the program must qualify for special needs education as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Programs that increase student interest and academic achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math as well as innovative, evidence-based programs designed to increase the participation and academic achievement of students in STEM  also will be considered.

Award Amount: Varies

Website: www.usairways.com/en-US/aboutus/corporategiving/default.html?re=1

Eligibility: To be eligible, nonprofit organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be located with the airlines hub cities of Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.


Deadline: 5/20/2015

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Program: Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP) R01

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages bioengineering applications that will accelerate the development and adoption of promising tools and technologies that can address important biomedical research problems. The objectives are to establish these tools and technologies as robust, well-characterized solutions that fulfill an unmet need and are capable of enhancing our understanding of life science processes or the practice of medicine. Awards will focus on supporting multidisciplinary teams that apply an integrative, quantitative bioengineering approach to developing these technologies and engage biomedical researchers or clinicians throughout the project.

Award Amount: Varies

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-092.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: 5/27/2015

Agency: National Science Foundation

Program: Plant Genome Research Program

Description: This program is a continuation of the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) that began in FY 1998 as part of the National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI). Since the inception of the NPGI and the PGRP, there has been a tremendous increase in the availability of functional genomics tools and sequence resources for use in the study of key crop plants and their models. Proposals are welcomed that build on these resources to develop conceptually new and different ideas and strategies to address grand challenge questions in plants of economic importance on a genome-wide scale. There is also a critical need for the development of novel and creative tools to facilitate new experimental approaches or new ways of analyzing genomic data. Especially encouraged are proposals that provide strong and novel training opportunities integral to the research plan and particularly across disciplines that include, but are not limited to, plant physiology, plant breeding, quantitative genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics and engineering.

Award Amount: $100,000.00

Website: www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15548/nsf15548.htm

Eligibility: US academic institutions; US nonprofit research organizations

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