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December 11, 2013
SSTI Funding Supplement
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In the May 8, 2014 Supplement:

Funding Opportunities for TBED

  • Department of Energy
    • State Energy Program to Advance Policies, Programs, and Market Strategies that Accelerate Job Creation and Reduce Energy Bills
  • Small Business Administration
    • Fiscal and Calendar Year Awards for the Small Business Development Centers Program

New Federal R&D Funding Opportunities

  • Department of Agriculture
    • Critical Agricultural Materials Research Program
    • USDA Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research
  • Department of Defense
    • Research of Aerospace Systems Technologies
    • Systems of Systems Integration Technology and Experimentation
    • Projects on Emergent Logistics and Procurement Methods and Technologies in Four Technical Areas
    • Approaches, Methods, and Technologies that Enable Revolutionary Advances in Science, Technologies, or Systems at the Intersection of Biology with Engineering and the Physical and Computer Sciences
    • Centers of Excellence in Autonomy, Cyber Security, and Research Data Analysis at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education
    • Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program via Five Announcements
    • Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program via Five Announcements
  • Department of Energy
    • Zero Emission Cargo Transport (ZECT) Demonstration
    • Research and Development of Localized Thermal Management Systems
    • Methane Observation Networks With Innovative Technology to Obtain Reductions
    • Research Projects that Focus on Improving the Environmental Performance of Shale Gas, Tight Oil, and Tight Gas Resource Development
  • Department of Health and Human Services (including the National Institutes of Health)
    • Neurological Disorders and Stroke Research Project Grants
    • National Cooperative Drug Discovery/Development Groups for the Treatment of Mental Disorders, Drug or Alcohol Addiction
    • Projects on Enabling Resources for Pharmacogenomics
    • Centers of Excellence in Drug Abuse and Addiction
    • Genomic Resource Grants for Community Resource Projects
    • Exploratory Clinical Trial Grants in Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    • Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science
    • Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program
    • Research Projects focused on Disseminating and Implementing Evidence from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Clinical Practice Using Mobile Health Technology
    • Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities
    • Projects on Unconventional Roles of Ethanol Metabolizing Enzymes, Metabolites, and Cofactors in Health and Disease
    • Administrative Supplements to Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Grants Award Winners for the Procurement of Expertise in the Federal Regulatory Approval Process for New Drugs and/or Devices Related to Eye Issues
    • Cooperative Agreement for Clinical Trial Planning in Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin DiseasesAdministrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements
    • Projects on the Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • HIV Vaccine Research and Design (HIVRAD) Program
    • Projects on Data Concepts and Terminology Standards for Clinical Research and Drug Development
    • Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Studies of Methylphenidate Extended Release Products in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Patients
    • Research on Post-market Surveillance Evaluation of Authorized Generic Drug Products
    • Research on the Effect of Therapeutic Class on Generic Drug Substitutions
  • NASA
    • Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2014
      • Planetary Protection Research
      • Atmospheric Composition: Laboratory Research
      • Ocean Salinity Field Campaign
      • DSCOVR Earth Science Algorithms
      • WFIRST Preparatory Science
      • Astrophysics Theory
      • Atmospheric Composition: Modeling and Analysis
      • Advanced Information Systems Technology
      • Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry: Ocean Color Remote Sensing Vicarious (In Situ) Calibration Instruments
      • Carbon Monitoring System: Continuing Prototype Product Development, Research, and Scoping
  • National Science Foundation
    • Wireless Innovation between Finland and the US (WiFiUS)

New Foundation R&D Funding Opportunities

Challenge.gov Opportunities

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Funding Opportunities for TBED

Department of Energy
The Department of Energy invites applications for the State Energy Program to Advance Policies, Programs, and Market Strategies that Accelerate Job Creation and Reduce Energy Bills while achieving energy and climate security for the nation. Specifically, this announcement focuses on state energy planning activities related to the future direction of the energy sector in the region/state, with emphasis on the electric power sector and natural gas supply and transport and energy efficiency and renewable energy fit into the vision for the future. Approximately $5 million may be made available. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. states. Applications are due Jun 30. More information regarding DE-FOA-0001073 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254536.

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Small Business Administration
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program invites proposals for Fiscal and Calendar Year Awards for the Small Business Development Centers Program for organizations to business and economic development assistance to small businesses and nascent entrepreneurs (pre-venture) in a designated geographic area by leverage federal, state and regional resources. Approximately $119 million may be made available to support up to 63 awards. Eligibility is restricted to existing SBDCs. For fiscal year awards, proposals are due Jul 17. For calendar year awards, proposals are due Aug 2. More information is available at: http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/FINAL%202015%20PA.pdf.

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New Federal R&D Funding Opportunities

Department of Agriculture
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture invites applications for the Critical Agricultural Materials Research Program that will lead to the development and demonstration of industrial polymers that are manufactured from domestically produced agricultural materials and are of strategic and industrial importance, especially for military purposes. Approximately $1 million may be made to support up to two awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Jun 27. More information is available at: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/cam.html.

The Economic Research Service invites proposals to establish and sustain a USDA Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research that will facilitate new and innovative research on the application of behavioral economics theory to healthy food choice behaviors that would contribute to enhancing the nutrition, food security, and health of American consumers. One award of up to $1.9 million may be made. Eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education. Applications are due Jun 30. More information regarding FANRP2014001 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254528.

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Department of Defense
The Air Force Research Laboratory invites applications for the Research of Aerospace Systems Technologies (RAST) Program to research, develop, and demonstrate new technologies and capabilities in two major areas:

  • Aerospace Systems Technologies; and,
  • Simulation Based Research and Development Capabilities.

One award of up to $98 million may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Jun 16. More information regarding BAA-RQKP-2014-0003 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLWRS/BAA-RQKP-2014-0003/listing.html.

DARPA invites proposals for the the Systems of Systems Integration Technology and Experimentation (SoSITE) Program to support projects that will develop and demonstrate System of Systems architectures (i.e., combinations of platforms, weapons, sensors and mission systems) that distribute capabilities across manned and unmanned airborne platforms in order to defeat adversaries in contested air environments. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Jun 13. More information regarding DARPA-BAA-14-40 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-BAA-14-40/listing.html.

The Defense Logistics Agency invites applications to support Projects on Emergent Logistics and Procurement Methods and Technologies in Four Technical Areas or projects focused on increasing knowledge or understanding of the logistic and procurement processes. Multiple awards may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until Apr 29, 2019. More information regarding BAA-0002-14 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DLA/J3/DSCP-PB/BAA-0002-14/listing.html.

DARPA invites proposals to support research projects that investigate Approaches, Methods, and Technologies that Enable Revolutionary Advances in Science, Technologies, or Systems at the Intersection of Biology with Engineering and the Physical and Computer Sciences. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Apr 30, 2015. More information regarding DARPA-BAA-14-38 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254566.

The Air Force Research Laboratory invites applications for the Centers of Excellence in Autonomy, Cyber Security, and Research Data Analysis at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education (HBCUs/MIs). Approximately $15 million may be made available to support up to three awards. Eligibility is restricted to HBCUs/MIs. Applications are due Jul 22. More information regarding BAA-RIK-2014-0008 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254571.

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) invites applications for the Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program via Five Announcements:

  • Translational Research Awards — to support multidisciplinary translational research that will accelerate the movement of promising ideas in orthopaedic research into clinical applications to benefit warfighters and veterans recovering from traumatic orthopaedic injuries. Approximately $2.5 million may be made available to support up to two awards. More information regarding W81XWH-14-PRORP-TRA is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254522.
  • Outcomes Research Awards — to support research that evaluates the effectiveness and functional outcomes of health care practices and interventions for traumatic military or Veteran amputee and/or limb salvage patients with the potential to impact the standard of care and contribute to evidence-based policy or guidelines for patient evaluation and care. Approximately $2.5 million may be made available to support up to two awards. More information regarding W81XWH-14-PRORP-ORA is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254518.
  • Clinical Trial Development Awards — to support preparation for clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact on Warfighters and Veterans recovering from traumatic orthopaedic injuries. Approximately $1.2 million may be made available to support up to four awards. More information regarding W81XWH-14-PRORP-CTDA is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254520.
  • Idea Development Awards — to promote new ideas that are still in the early stages of development and have the potential to yield highly impactful data and new avenues of investigation. Approximately $4 million may be made available to support up to four awards. More information regarding W81XWH-14-PRORP-IDA is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254521.
  • Clinical Trial Awards — to support the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact on military combat-related orthopaedic injuries, or non-battle injuries that significantly impact unit readiness and return-to-duty/work rates. Approximately $8 million may be made available to support up two awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically.  More information regarding W81XWH-14-PRORP-CTA is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254519.

Program eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Oct 24.

USAMRAA invites applications for the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) via Five Announcements:

  • Discovery Awards — to support innovative, untested, high-risk/ potentially high-reward research that will provide new insights, paradigms, technologies, or applications. Approximately $12 million may be made available to support up to 40 awards. Applications are due Jul 30. More information regarding W81XWH-14-PRMRP-DA is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254515.
  • Clinical Trial Awards — to support the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact on a disease or condition addressed in at least one of the congressionally directed FY14 PRMRP topic areas. Approximately $36 million may be made available to support up to six awards. Applications are due Oct 17. More information regarding W81XWH-14-PRMRP-CTA is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254514.
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Awards — to support studies that will make an important contribution toward research and/or patient care for a disease or condition related to at least one of the congressionally directed FY14 PRMRP topic areas. Approximately $76.5 million may be made available to support up to 40 awards. Applications are due Oct 17. More information regarding W81XWH-14-PRMRP-IIRA is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254513.
  • Technology/Therapeutic Development Awards — are product-driven awards intended to provide support for the translation of promising preclinical findings into products for clinical applications, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, patient care, and/or quality of life, in at least one of the Congressionally directed FY14 PRMRP topic areas. Approximately $13.5 million may be made available to support up to six awards. Applications are due Oct 17. More information regarding W81XWH-14-PRMRP-TTDA is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254517.
  • Focused Program Awards — to optimize research and accelerate the solution for a critical question related to a designated FY14 PRMRP topic area through a synergistic, multidisciplinary research program. Approximately $20 million may be made available to support up to two awards. Applications are due Nov 13. More information regarding W81XWH-14-PRMRP-FPA is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254516.

Program eligibility is unrestricted domestically.

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Department of Energy
The National Energy Technology Laboratory invites applications for the Zero Emission Cargo Transport (ZECT) Demonstration to support cooperative agreements with local governments to establish one or more projects to accelerate the introduction and penetration of electric transportation technologies (ETT) into the cargo transport sector. Approximately $10 million may be made available to support up to two awards. Eligibility is restricted to local governments. Applications are due Jun 11. More information regarding DE-FOA-0001106 is available at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaId7d6035cc-c47c-4f36-a100-030fc8ab682c.

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) invites applications to support the Research and Development of Localized Thermal Management Systems (LTMS) for both the commercial and residential sectors. LTMS modify the local thermal envelope around the human body rather than the building. Approximately $30 million may be made available to support up to 18 awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Jun 13. More information regarding DE-FOA-0001127 is available at: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId5f8d77cf-eea3-4fd6-a595-bc96576d097a.

ARPA-E invites applications for the Methane Observation Networks With Innovative Technology to Obtain Reductions (MONITOR) program to support the development of disruptive approaches for methane emission detection and measurement that will enable widespread utilization and facilitate reductions in methane emissions. Approximately $30 million may be made available to support up to 18 awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Jun 13. More information regarding DE-FOA-0001128 is available at: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaIdb5487723-6c6b-40d6-8336-4031b8423e66.

The National Energy Technology Laboratory invites applications to support Research Projects that Focus on Improving the Environmental Performance of Shale Gas, Tight Oil, and Tight Gas Resource Development. Multiple awards may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Jun 27. More information regarding DE-FOA-0001076 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254532.

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Department of Health and Human Services (including the National Institutes of Health)
Note on award terms: The various funding mechanisms supported in the announcements below (e.g., R01, R03, R21, etc.) adhere to the conditions and limitations described at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/funding_program.htm. Specific funding information (e.g., anticipated funding amount, number of awards, project duration, etc.) will depend upon the quality, duration and costs of the applications received, unless specified otherwise. Application deadlines follow the standard NIH schedule of submission dates described at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm, unless specified differently below. All terms are subject to change by the federal government.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke invites P01 applications for Neurological Disorders and Stroke Research Project Grants. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Standard due dates apply for the P01 grant mechanism. More information regarding PAR-14-183 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-183.html.

Multiple entities within NIH invite U01 applications to support the creation of National Cooperative Drug Discovery/Development Groups for the Treatment of Mental Disorders, Drug or Alcohol Addiction that will:

  • Accelerate innovative drug discovery; develop pharmacologic tools for basic and clinical research on mental disorders, or drug or alcohol addiction;
  • Develop and validate tools in support of experimental therapeutic studies of innovative new candidates for mental disorders; and
  • Support early phase human clinical testing to rapidly assess the safety and efficacy of promising drug candidates and new indications for IND-ready agents for the treatment of mental disorders or alcohol addiction.

Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Jun 23. More information regarding PAR-14-184 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-184.html.

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences invites R24 applications to support Projects on Enabling Resources for Pharmacogenomics that will accelerate new research discoveries and/or implementation of research discoveries in pharmacogenomics. Multiple awards Applications are due Sep 25. More information regarding PAR-14-185 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-185.html.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse invites P30 applications for Centers of Excellence in Drug Abuse and Addiction to bring together investigators currently funded by NIH or other federal or non-federal sources, to enhance the effectiveness of existing research and also to extend the focus of research to drug abuse and addiction. Multiple awards Applications are due Sep 25. More information regarding PAR-14-186 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-186.html.

The National Human Genome Research Institute invites U41 applications for Genomic Resource Grants for Community Resource Projects that will support the development and distribution of genomic resources that will be available to and valuable for the broad research community, using cost-effective approaches. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted. Standard due dates apply for the U41 grant mechanism. More information regarding PAR-14-191 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-191.html.

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases invites R21 applications to support Exploratory Clinical Trial Grants in Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases that will make clinically meaningful improvements in symptoms, function or disease course for patients with rheumatic, musculoskeletal or skin diseases. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Jul 1. More information regarding PAR-14-192 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-192.html.

The National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health invite RM1 applications for Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science that would address a critical issue in genomic science or genomic medicine. Up to 10 awards may be made. Eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education. Applications are due Jul 2. More information regarding PAR-14-195 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-195.html.

Multiple entities within NIH invites Si2 applications for the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program to support research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers. Eligibility is restricted to individuals that have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Applications are due Jul 29. More information regarding RFA-OD-14-004 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-14-004.html.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke invites P50 applications for Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research to establish a network of Centers that work collaboratively as well as independently to define the causes of and discover improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Approximately $8 million may be made available to support up to four awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Jun 30. More information regarding RFA-NS-14-003 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-14-003.html.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) invites applications for Research Projects focused on Disseminating and Implementing Evidence from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Clinical Practice Using Mobile Health Technology. Approximately $300 million may be made available to support up to 15 awards. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. states, local governments, institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations. Letters of intent are due Jun 20; applications are due Aug 4. More information regarding RFA-HS-14-010 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-14-010.html.

The National Library of Medicine invites G08 applications Information for Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Approximately $500,000 may be made available to support up to five awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Letters of intent are due Jun 29; applications are due Jul 29. More information regarding RFA-LM-14-001 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-14-001.html.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism invites R01 applications to support Projects on Unconventional Roles of Ethanol Metabolizing Enzymes, Metabolites, and Cofactors in Health and Disease. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Standard due dates apply for the R01 grant mechanism. More information regarding PA-14-198 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-198.html.

The National Eye Institute invites applications for Administrative Supplements to Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Grants Award Winners for the Procurement of Expertise in the Federal Regulatory Approval Process for New Drugs and/or Devices Related to Eye Issues. Up to 10 awards of $25,000 may be made. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. Small businesses with SBIR awards – Phase I and Phase II awardees. Applications are due Jul 11. More information regarding PA-14-205 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-205.html.

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases invites U01 and U34 applications to support Cooperative Agreement for Clinical Trial Planning in Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Multiple awards are anticipated under each announcement. Program eligibility is unrestricted domestically. For both announcements, applications are due Jul 1. More information regarding PAR-14-199 (U34 grants) is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-199.html. For U01 grants, PAR-14-200 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-200.html.

Multiple entities within NIH invite applications for Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements to support research in which the supplemental funding would investigate the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health maintenance and disease prevention. Approximately $3 million may be made available to support up 30 awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Oct 15. More information regarding PAR-14-201 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-201.html.

Multiple entities within NIH invite R01 and R21 applications to support Projects on the Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Multiple awards are anticipated under each announcement. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. For both announcements, letters of intent are due Jul 26; applications are due Aug 26. More information regarding PAR-14-203 (R01 grants) is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-203.html. For R21 grants, PAR-14-202 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-202.html.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases invites P01 applications for the HIV Vaccine Research and Design (HIVRAD) Program to support multi-component, multi-disciplinary projects that address important scientific questions relevant to AIDS prophylactic vaccine discovery research. Approximately $5 million may be made available to support up to three awards. Eligibility is unrestricted. Letters of intent are due Jun 29; applications are due Jul 29. More information regarding PAR-14-206 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-206.html.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) invites applications for Projects on Data Concepts and Terminology Standards for Clinical Research and Drug Development. The primary objective of this announcement is to support the development of non-proprietary, consensus-based data standards for use in clinical studies of human drugs and biologics. Approximately $1 million may be made available to support up to four awards. Eligibility is unrestricted. Applications are due Jun 16. More information regarding RFA-FD-14-004 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254499.

The FDA invites U01 applications to support Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Studies of Methylphenidate Extended Release Products in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Patients. One award of up to $1 million may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Jun 11. More information regarding RFA-FD-14-015 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254474.

The FDA invites U01 applications for Research on Post-market Surveillance Evaluation of Authorized Generic Drug Products. Applications should proposes to evaluate existing tools and to develop new methods to monitor the drug safety, efficacy, usage, and substitution patterns of model authorized generics in different therapeutic categories in comparison with those of brand name drugs and other generic drugs. Approximately $400,000 may be made available to support up to two awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. More information regarding RFA-FD-14-013 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254468.

The FDA invites U01 applications for Research on the Effect of Therapeutic Class on Generic Drug Substitutions. Studies should propose to rank order generic drugs based on therapeutic class with low generic substitution/acceptance rate and analyze factors affecting the generic substitution in each therapeutic class. Approximately $400,000 may be made available to support up to two awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. More information regarding RFA-FD-14-014 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254473.

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NASA
NASA has released 10 research topics open for proposals through the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2014 announcement. ROSES awards range from $100,000 to more than $1 million, depending on the topic. Eligibility is unrestricted. More information for ROSES and the following new appendices are available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/NASA/HQ/OPHQDC/NNH14ZDA001N/listing.html. The New topics include:

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National Science Foundation
The Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering and the Directorate for Engineering invites proposals for the Wireless Innovation between Finland and the US (WiFiUS) to help build long-term research and education collaborations that will support development in wireless networking. Projects should explore the design of a new spectrum architecture and clean slate design that can multiply the effective capacity of the spectrum by a factor of 1,000 and enable spectrum sharing at scale across many dimensions, including the number of nodes, channels per radio, and geographical extent. Approximately $2 million may be made available to support up to eight awards. Eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education. Proposals are due Aug 1. More information regarding NSF-14-563 is available at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14563/nsf14563.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_27&WT.mc_ev=click.

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New Foundation R&D Funding Opportunities

American Society of Transplantation
The American Society of Transplantation invites Translational Science Faculty Development Grants in Transplantation and Human Tissue Related Fields. Application should propose projects involving human tissue or other biologic material for in vitro examination to address a clinical issue related to transplantation. Multiple grants of up to $100,000 may be made. Eligibility is restricted to young career researchers (within the first five years of their faculty appointment) at  institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations. Applications are due Sep 15. More information is available at: http://www.myast.org/research-funding/translational-science-faculty-development-grant.

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Bird Foundation
The Bird Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israel Ministry of Energy and Water Resources invites proposals to support U.S.-Israel Joint Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Developments. Proposals should:

  • Be a R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel);
  • Focus in areas such as solar power, alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, smart grid, water-energy nexus, wind energy, or any other renewable energy/energy efficiency technology; and,
  • Have Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should lead to commercialization.

Multiple awards may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Executive summaries are due Jul 9; proposals are due Sep 9. More information is available at: http://www.birdf.com/.

Dreyfus Foundation
The Dreyfus Foundation invites applications for Senior Scientist Mentor Program in the Chemical Sciences to support emeritus faculty-led research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. One award of up to $20,000 may be made. Eligibility is restricted to faculty with emeritus status at institutions of higher education. Applications are due Sep 8. More information is available at: http://dreyfus.org/awards/senior_scientist_mentor.shtml.

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Sloan Foundation
The Sloan Foundation invites applications for the Sloan Research Fellowships in STEM fields, a two-year program that seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise across a spectrum of STEM related fields. Up to 126 awards of $50,000 each will be made. Eligibility is restricted young career researchers (less than six years from obtaining a Ph.D.) from institutions of higher education. Applications are due Sep 15. More information is available at: http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/.

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Challenge.gov Opportunities

Consumer Product Safety Commission
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) invites submissions for the Consumer Product Safety Apps Challenge to create applications and innovative tools that raise awareness of consumer safety reports submitted to CPSC and of recalls of consumer products. Four prizes of $1,000 may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Submissions are due May 23. More information is available at: http://productsafetyapps.challengepost.com/.

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Department of Defense
The National Defense University’s Center for Technology and National Security Policy invites submissions for the Disaster Apps Challenge to develop innovative mobile and web-based apps to improve and refine existing disaster relief solutions. Developers are encouraged to build upon an open source disaster relief application that is already being used in the field. Three prizes will be made from approximately $5,000 in prize money including a $3,000 first prize. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Submissions are due Jun 15. More information is available at: http://disasterapps.challengepost.com/?utm_source=March%2FApril+2014+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Jun+2012&utm_medium=email

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