Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum Research Internships in Science and Engineering. This program provides unique opportunities for science, technology, engineering, and medical students from the United States to undertake three-month internships in national laboratories, federal research centers, academic research institutes, and private research and development laboratories in India. Objectives of the program are to provide students with exposure to the Indian science and technology milieu and allow them to gain practical skills and develop collaborative networks. Internships are envisaged as a source of mutual cultural and professional enrichment for both the interns and their host institutions.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2013.
Mechanisms of Cellular Immunity in the Female Reproductive Tract (R01). The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is seeking applications for grants to stimulate research focused on the discovery of mechanisms that mediate effective antigen-specific memory T cell responses in the female reproductive tract (FRT). The ultimate goal is to develop the knowledge base needed to develop future vaccines that elicit effective and durable T cell responses against infection by HIV and other viral pathogens in the FRT. These grants are intended to support innovative basic research efforts and is not intended to support the preclinical or clinical development of vaccine candidates or adjuvants. Investigators with the appropriate expertise, but not currently in the HIV field are encouraged to apply.
Letters of intent due June 24, 2013; applications due July 24, 2013.
New York State Department of Health Investigator-Initiated Research Projects and Innovative, Developmental, or Exploratory Activities in Stem Cell Research. Applications are being considered for grants to stimulate and support basic, applied (mechanistic, technological), translational, pre-clinical and clinical scientific investigations on any aspect of stem cell biology that will lead to a better understanding of the unique properties of stem cells and allow their utilization to treat disease.
Applications due: July 30, 2013.
Optogenetic Tools for the Study of Neural Systems in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01). The National Institute on Aging seeks applications for grants to support and promote broad applications of optogenetic tools for research on normal and/or pathological aging of neural systems including sensory, motor, cognitive, emotional, autonomic, sleep, and neurovascular, or Alzheimer's disease (AD), as well as to encourage additional development of aging and AD specific optogenetic tools. Studies combining optogenetics with other cellular, molecular, genetic, neurophysiological, neuroimaging, and/or behavioral methodologies are also encouraged. Investigators may employ a wide variety of cellular systems and model organisms of aging or AD and are particularly encouraged to use mammalian systems, such as rodents and non-human primates.
Letters of intent due July 1, 2013; applications due August 1, 2013.
Advances in Biological Informatics. The National Science Foundation Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) program seeks to encourage new approaches to the analysis and dissemination of biological knowledge for the benefit of both the scientific community and the broader public. The ABI program accepts three major types of proposals: 1) innovation awards that seek to pioneer new approaches to the application of informatics to biological problems; 2) development awards that seek to provide robust cyberinfrastructure that will enable transformative biological research; and 3) sustaining awards that seek to support ongoing operations and maintenance of existing cyberinfrastructure that is critical for continued advancement of priority biological research.
Applications due: August 13, 2013
Functional Characterization of Oral Cancer Initiating Cells (R01). The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research seeks applications for grants to facilitate translational research in oral cancers by supporting studies aimed at understanding the cellular, molecular and functional properties of oral Cancer Initiating Cells (CICs) and their niches. The goal is to reduce knowledge gaps remain in the understanding of oral cancer CIC biology and function, including their cellular origin; their role in endogenous tumor development and progression in vivo; the nature of OSCC-specific CIC markers; the nature of ligands and signaling pathways that control their self-renewal, proliferation, differentiation, and survival; the composition and architecture of their niches; and modes of interaction between the niches and CICs. Letters of intent due July 15, 2013; applications due August 15, 2013. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-14-001.html.
Application deadline: August 15, 2013
Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins (R01). This National Institutes of Health funding opportunity is for research that will lead to the determination of membrane protein structures at high resolution. In addition to the structures of integral membrane proteins, the structures of the complexes formed between these proteins and their biological partners are of interest.
Expiration date: September 8, 2013
High-Throughput-Enabled Structural Biology Research (U01). The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) encourages applications to establish partnerships between researchers interested in a biological problem of significant scope and researchers providing high-throughput structure determination capabilities through the NIGMS PSI:Biology network. Applicants should propose work to solve a substantial biological problem for which the determination of many protein structures is necessary.
Expiration date: September 8, 2014
Support of NIGMS Program Project Grants (P01). The National Institute of General Medical Sciences encourages innovative, interactive program project grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research that aims to solve a significant biological problem through a collaborative approach involving outstanding scientists who might not otherwise collaborate.
Expiration date: September 8, 2014
Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings. The National Institutes of Health invites eligible organizations to apply for funds under the Research Conference Grant (R13) and Research Conference Cooperative Agreement (U13) programs, which support high-quality conferences that are relevant to the public health and to the scientific mission of the participating Institutes and Centers.
Expiration date: September 8, 2014
High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (S10). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase a single major item of equipment costing at least $750,000 to be used for biomedical research. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Instruments in this category include, but are not limited to, biomedical imaging systems, NMR spectrometers, mass spectrometers, electron microscopes, and supercomputers.
Expiration date: September 13, 2013.
Revisions for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells (R01). TheThe National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) FOA solicits revisions (formerly called "competing supplements") of currently funded NIGMS grants specializing in the analysis of molecular systems and mechanisms in live organelles, cells, tissues, or organisms. Applicants may increase their budgets to extend the scientific scope of their projects or to add new approaches that enhance their capabilities for research on macromolecular interactions in cells.
Application deadline: September 19, 2013
Enhancing Zebrafish Research with Research Tools and Techniques (R01). The National Institute of General Medical Sciences encourages applications designed to exploit the power of the zebrafish as a vertebrate model for biomedical and behavioral research.
Applications due: September 19, and 2013
Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement Awards. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) SCORE Program is a developmental program designed to increase the research competitiveness of faculty at minority-serving institutions and institutions with a historical mission of training students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. Three funding opportunities are offered for individual investigator–initiated research awards according to their developmental level: Research Advancement Award (SC1), Pilot Project Award (SC2), and Research Continuance Award (SC3). The SC1 award provides research support to faculty who are at the most advanced formative stages of their research career and are seeking to transition to non-SCORE support: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-069.html. The SC2 award allows investigators, in their earlier stages of development to test a new idea or gather preliminary data to establish a new line of research: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-070.html. The SC3 mechanism allows investigators who are at intermediate stages of development to continue to engage in meritorious research projects of limited scope in a given biomedical/behavioral area within the NIH mission: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-071.html.
Application deadlines: September 25, 2013
Genetic and Genomic Analysis of Xenopus. The National Institutes of Health invite applications designed to exploit and enhance the power of Xenopus as a vertebrate model for biomedical research. Applications may propose to develop new tools or genetic, genomic, or proteomic resources of high priority to the Xenopus research community to advance the detection and characterization of genes, pathways, and phenotypes of interest in development, organogenesis, and in cell biological processes such as cell division, signaling, and migration.
Expiration date: September 30, 2014
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers. The goal of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers. ADVANCE will support projects in Institutional Transformation, which are expected to include innovative and systemic organizational approaches to transform institutions of higher education in ways that will increase the participation and advancement of women, as well as offering Institutional Transformation Catalyst awards to support historically resource-challenged institutions in their efforts to conduct institutional self-assessment activities (i.e., data collection, data analysis, policy review) in order to identify specific issues in the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women faculty in STEM disciplines.
Letter of intent deadline: October 4, 2013; Full proposal deadline: November 12, 2013.
Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC). CNIC awards support international planning visits that are intended to result in submission of a full research proposal to the National Science Foundation.
Full proposals are accepted at any time; applicants are advised to submit proposals at least nine months prior to the expected date of the proposed activity.
Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI). The National Science Foundation’s GOALI promotes university–industry partnerships by making project funds or fellowships/traineeships available to support an eclectic mix of industry–university linkages.
Proposals are accepted at any time.
International Research Experiences for Students (IRES). The National Science Foundation IRES program supports development of globally engaged U.S. science and engineering undergraduates or graduate students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. Application deadline: August 20, 2013. www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831.
National Institutes of Health Common Fund Extracellular RNA Communication (ERC) Program. Five funding opportunities have been announced through the ERC program, which aims to discover fundamental biological principles about the mechanisms of extracellular RNA (exRNA) generation, secretion, and transport; to identify and develop a catalogue of exRNA in normal human body fluids; and to investigate the potential for using exRNAs as therapeutic molecules or biomarkers of disease.
Letters of intent due: October 12, 2012
Applications due: November 13, 2014
Data-Intensive Research to Improve Teaching and Learning—An Ideas Lab to Foster Transformative Approaches to Teaching and Learning. The goal of this National Science Foundation activity is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that address the use of large data sets to create actionable knowledge for improving STEM teaching and learning environments (formal and informal) in the medium term, and to revolutionize learning in the longer term. These approaches will involve the work of learning scientists, STEM disciplinary experts, computer scientists, statisticians, database experts and educational researchers who design and study learning environments.
Preliminary proposal deadline: August 19, 2013; full proposal deadline: December 9, 2013.
Collaborations with National Centers for Biomedical Computing (R01). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites applications from individual investigators or small groups for projects that collaborate with the NIH Common Fund for Medical Research National Centers for Biomedical Computing.
Expiration date: January 8, 2015
The National Academies' Research Associateship Programs administer postdoctoral (within five years of the doctorate) and senior (normally five years or more beyond the doctorate) research awards sponsored by federal laboratories at over 100 locations in the U.S. and overseas.
Quarterly application deadlines.
Short Courses on Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Tools for Studying Biological Systems (R25). The National Institute of General Medical Sciences encourages applications for Research Education Grants (R25) from institutions and organizations to conduct workshops and short courses to improve integration of mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches into biological and/or behavioral research. Support will be limited to activities that reach a wide audience of researchers. (This program is not intended for university courses or curriculum development.)
Expiration date: January 8, 2015
Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) AREA program is designed to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the nation's research scientists but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible domestic institutions with the intent of exposing students to meritorious research projects and strengthening the research environment of the applicant institution.
Expiration date: January 8, 2015
Supplements for Functional Studies Based on High-resolution Structures Obtained in the Protein Structure Initiative. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announces the availability of administrative supplements to provide funds to enable investigators interested in protein function to capitalize on the information and material products of the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI). These supplements are available for 1) NIGMS-funded research grants (R01, R37, and P01) as well as 2) investigators with peer-reviewed research grants not funded by NIGMS, through the PSI research centers.
NIH Summer Research Experience Programs (R25). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks applications from institutions seeking to provide a high-quality research experience for high school and college students and for science teachers during the summer academic break through the NIH Summer Research Experience Program.
Applications due: April 2, 2014; April 2, 2015.
Development of Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single Cells (SBIR) (R43/R44). The National Institutes of Health encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) research grant applications to develop next-generation tools that distinguish heterogeneous states among cells and have commercial potential. The new tools should provide substantially increased sensitivity, selectivity, spatiotemporal resolution, scalability or non-destructive analysis of multiple global or functional measures of single cells.
Expiration date: January 8, 2016. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-140.html.
Improvement of Animal Models for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (R01, R21, R24). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs encourages applications from institutions and organizations proposing research aimed at characterizing animal stem cells and improving existing and creating new animal models for human disease conditions.
Expiration date: May 8, 2016.
Differentiation and Integration of Stem Cells (Embryonic and Induced-Pluripotent) into Developing or Damaged Tissues (R01 and R21). The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development seeks funding applications for research to promote in vivo studies of stem cells in animal models and in humans (if applicable) to better understand how stem cells function within developing or damaged tissues. The areas of emphasis include systematically profiling and cataloging changes at genetic and epigenetic levels that take place in stem cells and their microenvironment.
Expiration date: September 8, 2016.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Research Education Opportunities (R25). This funding opportunity supports the development and implementation of creative and innovative neuroscience research education programs for biomedical, behavioral, and clinical researchers. Proposed programs are expected to be designed for, and available to, a national audience. Educational programs in all areas of research (basic, clinical and translational) are eligible. Programs must provide a critical educational experience not already available at a local or national level. Regardless of focus, it is anticipated that programs will involve a practicum as a significant part of the experience.
Expiration date: September 8, 2016.