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Funding Opportunities

Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)

  • Jan 13, 2017 (NSF); Supports fundamental and innovative research necessary for designing, constructing, managing, maintaining, operating and protecting efficient, resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure systems.

Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS)

  • Jan 13, 2017 (NSF); Supports fundamental research intended to lead to new paradigms of design, development, and insertion of advanced engineering material systems.

DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA)

  • Jan 18,2017 (DARPA);  Supports innovative research proposals in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, materials, mathematics, biology, computing, informatics, social science, and manufacturing of interest to DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO), Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), and Biological Technologies Office (BTO).

Science of Learning  (SL)

  • Jan 18, 2017 (NSF); the goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints.

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All

  • Jan 19, 2017 (NSF); solicits proposals to identify new concepts that significantly improve the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization while addressing new challenges in energy efficiency and security, thus enabling spectrum access for all users and devices.

Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

  • Feb 2, 2017 (NSF); The STS program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the STEM disciplines.

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0)

  • Feb 2, 2017 (NSF); The NRI-2.0 program significantly focus on issues of scalability: how teams of multiple robots and multiple humans can interact and collaborate effectively; how robots can be designed to facilitate achievement of a variety of tasks in a variety of environments, with minimal modification to the hardware and software; how robots can learn to perform more effectively and efficiently, using large pools of information from the cloud, other robots, and other people; and how the design of the robots’ hardware and software can facilitate large-scale, reliable operation.

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes FY17 (CRISP)

  • Feb 8, 2017 (NSF); The CRISP solicitation seeks to fund projects likely to produce new knowledge that can contribute to making ICI services more effective, efficient, dependable, adaptable, resilient, safe, and secure, taking into account the human systems in which they are embedded.

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)

  • Feb 16, 2017 new applications; Mar 16, 2017 resubmissions or renewals (NIH) Supports exploratory and developmental research projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)

  • Feb 18, 2017 (NIH); a six-year award to encourage outstanding, late-stage graduate students with a demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent researchers by facilitating the successful transition to their postdoctoral positions.

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

  • Feb 20, 2017 (NSF); this solicitation seeks to address foundational issues that are central across CPS applications, including, but not limited to, the following: Internet of Things (IoT), CPS Security and Privacy, System Design and Verification, Real-time Control and Adaptation, Manufacturing.

STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)

  • Mar 29, 2017 (NSF); the program seeks to address the urgent need to prepare students from the early grades through high school in the essential skills, competencies, and dispositions needed to succeed in a computationally-dependent world.

Fellowships for Early Career Researchers

  • Mar 31, 2017 requires NOI at various dates (NASA); Supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the areas supported by the Planetary Sciences Division.