Weekly Research Newsletter

Funding Opportunities

For Faculty and students:

Data Science Fellowship

(Early deadline July 2, Regular deadline July 9) The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. It runs a free advanced 8-week fellowship (think data science bootcamp) for PhDs looking to enter industry. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others. Master’s and PhD current and graduated students, as well as faculty and post-docs are eligible. Familiarity with at least one programming language is required.


(Oct 1) GENIUS NY is the world’s largest business accelerator competition for unmanned systems. In addition to the large investments, the program offers programming, mentors, incubation space, resources and connections to some of the leading UAS professionals.

Quadratec Cares ‘Energize The Environment’ Grant Program

(Oct 30) Quadratec, an aftermarket supplier for 4×4 vehicles is offering two $3,500 environmental grants per year – one each in the spring and fall – to an individual or group currently pursuing a program or initiative designed to benefit our environment. Example projects include Earth Study missions, Sustainable Land Management activities, Community environmental educational projects.

For students:

DoD Internship

Engineering and Computer Science BS, MS and PhD current and recently graduated students, who are US citizens are encouraged to pursue a DoD research experience that mutually supports the Department’s mission as well as the participant’s professional development. ORAU is still looking to fill the following positions:

Project Title & Project ID:

Chemical Eng. & Physical Science Research (BS&MS), PHC-1911526380
Molecular Biology Research (BS), APHC-1637893744
Analytical Chemistry (MS/PhD), APHC-1817392923
Chemistry/Physics Research (MS/PhD Candidates), APHC-1768507089
Molecular-Based Testing (BS or MS), APHC-1894785476
Public Health Data Research, APHC-1012174837
Chemistry Research (BS Candidates), APHC-1813938639
Lab Assistant Research (AA or BS Candidates), APHC-7074581681
Nanomaterial Research, USACE-EL-9004168835
Geochemistry (PhD), USACE-EL-1829709278
Opportunity in Infectious Disease Research, MAMC-6702227045
Biomimetic Nanofibrous Scaffold Research (MS/PhD), N39467-027
Wound Infection Research (PhD), N39467-047
Battlefield Health and Trauma Fellowship (PhD), N39467-034
Combat Casualty Care Postdoctoral Research, NAMRU-SA-1934167300
Concussion & Head Injury Research (BS – PhD), AARL-2029475795
Injury Biomechanics Researcher, USAARL-5922256836
Defense Opportunity in Olfactory Science (MS -PhD), ECBC-8778949652
Synthetic Biology Research (BS Candidates), ECBC-1534316068
Inhalation Toxicology Postdoctoral Research, MRICD-5749861507
Neuroprotection Research (BS Candidates), MRICD-5519479992
Medicinal Countermeasures Postdoctoral Research, MRICD-1440454992
Cyanide Countermeasures – Postdoctoral Research, MRICD-1364081190
Cellular Responses to Toxic Chemicals (BS), MRICD-9215848906
Chemical Threat Countermeasures (BS Candidates), MRICD-2669633143
Chemical Threat Medical Countermeasures  (PHD), MRICD-1898138247
Military Cognitive Performance Research, USARIEM-3532383181
Program Analysis Research (BS/MS), USARIEM-1857696418
Epidemiology-Population Health/Analysis (MPH/MS), NMCPHC-3487387313
Health Informatics Research (BS/MS), NMCPHC-3346146432
Malaria Vaccine Postdoctoral Research, WRAIR-4937463993
Biochemistry Research (BS & MS Candidates), WRAIR-1259684897

For Faculty: 

Time Varying Nuclear Decay Parameters (DOD)

(Jul 7) Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division is interested in funding research to explore the existence of physical mechanisms of nuclear decay modulation.

Next Generation Transformers – Flexible and Adaptable Designs (National Energy Technology Laboratory)

(Jul 25) The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate innovative designs for large power transformer (LPT) that are more flexible and adaptable.

Beckman Foundation Accepting LOIs for Young Investigator Program

(LOI- Aug 6) The annual program is intended to provide research support to promising young faculty members in the early stages of an academic career in the chemical and life sciences, with a focus on methods, instruments, and materials that can open up new avenues of scientific research.

DoD Kidney Cancer, Technology Development

(Sept 26) The KCRP Technology Development Award is a product-driven award mechanism intended to advance the development of technologies to aid kidney cancer clinical and patient outcomes, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or quality of life.

E2 Energy to Educate (Constellation, An Exelon Company)

(Oct 1) Through the E2 Energy to Educate grant program, Constellation offers students opportunities to experience problem-solving today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of local community projects designed to inspire students to think differently about energy.

Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (NSF)

(Oct 1) This solicitation applies to nine CHE Disciplinary Chemistry Research Programs: Chemical Catalysis (CAT); Chemical Measurement and Imaging (CMI); Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms-A (CSDM-A); Chemical Structure Dynamics and Mechanisms-B (CSDM-B); Chemical Synthesis( SYN); Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (CTMC); Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP); Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS); and Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN).

Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Brain and Behavioral Research (NIH, R43/R44)

(Oct 16) This FOA encourages the translation of technologies for brain or behavioral research from academic and other non-small business research sectors to the marketplace.

Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

(Proposals are accepted at any time) The focus in this FOA is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to the US national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in two scientific branches: Engineering and Information Sciences (RTA) and Physical and Biological Sciences (RTB).

Civil Infrastructure Systems (NSF)

(Proposals accepted anytime) The Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) program supports fundamental and innovative research in the design, operation and management of civil infrastructure that contributes to creating smart, sustainable and resilient communities at local, national and international scales.

Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (NSF)

(Proposals accepted anytime) The Humans, Disasters and the Built Environment (HDBE) program supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the interactions between humans and the built environment within and among communities exposed to natural, technological and other types of hazards and disasters.

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (NSF)

(Proposals accepted anytime) The BMMB program supports fundamental research in biomechanics and mechanobiology. The program emphasizes multiscale mechanics approaches that integrate across molecular, cell, tissue and organ domains in the study of organisms.

Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (NSF)

(Proposals accepted anytime) The Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) program supports fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of dynamic systems.

Operations Engineering (NSF)

(Proposals accepted anytime) The Operations Engineering (OE) program supports fundamental research on advanced analytical methods for improving operations in complex decision-driven environments.

Mechanics of Materials and Structures (NSF)

(Proposals accepted anytime) The Mechanics of Materials and Structures program supports fundamental research in mechanics as related to the behavior of deformable solid materials and structures under internal and external actions.

Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (NSF)

(Proposals accepted anytime) The Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X) program supports fundamental research at the intersection of mind, machine and motor. A distinguishing characteristic of the program is an integrated treatment of human intent, perception, and behavior in interaction with embodied and intelligent engineered systems and as mediated by motor manipulation.

Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (NSF)

(Proposals accepted anytime) The Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) program supports fundamental research that will shape the future of our nation’s constructed civil infrastructure, subjected to and interacting with the natural environment, to meet the needs of humans.

Engineering Design and System Engineering (NSF)

(Proposals accepted anytime) The Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) program supports fundamental research into the basic processes and phenomena of engineering design and systems engineering.

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