AFRL Research Collaboration Program (BAA-RQKM-2013-0005)
Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate
Proposal Deadline: 12/20/2017 12:00 AM
The objective of the AFRL Research Collaboration program is to enable collaborative research partnerships between AFRL and Academia and Industry in areas including but not limited to Materials and Manufacturing and Aerospace Sensors that engage a diverse pool of domestic businesses that employ scientists and engineers in technical areas required to develop critical war-fighting technologies for the nation’s air, space and cyberspace forces through specific AFRL Core Technical Competencies (CTCs).
Nine competency areas:
Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER)
Proposal Deadline: 12/31/2017 12:00 AM
Synopsis: The Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program fosters development of innovative cyberinfrastructure (CI) technologies and new means of leveraging existing CI resources to catalyze emerging areas of potentially transformative science and engineering research.
- Support early-stage efforts by collaborative teams of domain scientists and cyberinfrastructure developers/implementers to identify and address cyberinfrastructure needs in new research areas through the development and deployment of pilot, experimental, and innovative hardware or software systems or other unique cyberinfrastructure activities that enable new pathways to discovery.
- Encourage holistic, systematic, and multidisciplinary CI approaches to address new opportunities to enable science and engineering research. Projects that integrate multiple cyberinfrastructure disciplines – such as computing, data infrastructure, software, workflow systems, and networking - to address an emerging scientific challenge are particularly welcomed. CESER will also support projects that aim to expand the spectrum of research disciplines that, and users who, engage and contribute to a dynamic and enduring national research cyberinfrastructure ecosystem.
Before developing a proposal intended for this program, investigators are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas with the cognizant program officer associated with the CESER program to ensure that CESER is the appropriate venue for the proposal.
Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
Proposal Deadline: 03/01/2017 12:00 AM
Advancements in data-driven scientific research depend on trustworthy and reliable cyberinfrastructure. Researchers rely on a variety of networked technologies and software tools to achieve their scientific goals. These may include local or remote instruments, wireless sensors, software programs, operating systems, database servers, high-performance computing, large-scale storage, and other critical infrastructure connected by high-speed networking. This complex, distributed, interconnected global cyberinfrastructure ecosystem presents unique cybersecurity challenges. NSF-funded scientific instruments, sensors and equipment are specialized, highly-visible assets that present attractive targets for both unintentional errors and malicious activity; untrustworthy software or a loss of integrity of the data collected by a scientific instrument may mean corrupt, skewed or incomplete results. Furthermore, often data-driven research, e.g., in the medical field or in the social sciences, requires access to private information, and exposure of such data may cause financial, reputational and/or other damage.
Therefore, an increasing area of focus for NSF is the development and deployment of hardware and software technologies and techniques to protect research cyberinfrastructure across every stage of the scientific workflow.
Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Preliminary Deadline: 03/31/2017 12:00 AM
Proposal Deadline: 05/01/2017 12:00 AM
Open Deadline: March 31, 2017
Letter of Intent Deadline: March 31, 2017; February 16, 2018
Application Deadlines: May 1, 2017; May 19, 2018
AIDS Application Deadline: N/A
Synopsis: The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through open source mechanisms for data or resource sharing.
To bring the benefits of big data research to consumers and patients, new biomedical informatics and data science approaches are needed, shaped to meet the needs of consumers and patients, whose health literacy, language skills, technical sophistication, education and cultural traditions affect how they find, understand and use personal health information. Novel data science approaches are needed to help individuals at every step, from harvesting to storing to using data and information in a personal health library. Areas of development suggested below are not meant to limit the scope or creativity of proposed projects.
IEEE 2017 RFP Theme: Raising awareness and understanding of science and technology and th
Proposal Deadline: 07/15/2017 12:00 AM
Synopsis: For 2017, the IEEE Foundation Grants Program will invest approximately $372,000 to raise awareness and understanding of science and technology and their potential to address a global challenge.
Eligibility: The IEEE Foundation invites grant applications exclusively from IEEE organizational units (as defined in IEEE Bylaws I.107). An IEEE organizational unit is a subset or division of IEEE. IEEE organizational units include sections, regions, societies, affinity groups, student branches, and major boards.
Proposals are invited from IEEE Organizational Units for projects that promote public understanding about how science and technology are being or could be used to address global challenges - including energy, cybersecurity, security, health care and sustainability.
In evaluating proposals, the Grants Committee will seek to determine the extent to which the proposed project:
- Provides technical information at a level that can be understood by the general public
- Reaches a broad cross-section of society
- Has a well-articulated communications plan, that includes social media, designed to increase awareness and engagement of the target audience
- Presents, in a neutral and balanced manner, an analysis of the social benefits and costs of deploying the subject technology
- Avoids advocating a particular action but encourages and enables participants to make an informed decision
- Directly involves IEEE members including, as appropriate, student members
- Encourages the active participation of the target audience
- Provides an effective means of determining the effectiveness of the project
- Matches the IEEE Foundation's Grant criteria
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers Engineering (
Preliminary Deadline: 02/14/2017 12:00 AM
Proposal Deadline: 05/16/2017 12:00 AM
Synopsis: NSF INCLUDES is a national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. This initiative seeks to improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise: women, women of color, persons with disabilities, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)
Preliminary Deadline: 04/19/2017 12:00 AM
Proposal Deadline: 06/21/2017 12:00 AM
The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Each Center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the Center faculty. An IUCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an IUCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: April 19, 2017; October 18, 2017
Full Proposal Deadline: June 21, 2017; December 20, 2017
Army Research Office
Proposal Deadline: 03/31/2017 05:00 PM
FOA Number: W911NF-12-R-0012-04
1. Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical language, theory, and methods pervade research, development, testing, and evaluation encountered by the Army and the academic disciplines in science, engineering, and technology. Furthermore, increased demands are being placed on the mathematical sciences because of its role in building a foundation for emerging sciences and technologies in the information, network, life, decision, and social sciences. Although these problems are often naturally stated in terms of their disciplinary context, their solutions are often dependent on new mathematical results and theories.
The sub disciplinary boundaries within the Division and the disciplinary boundaries in the ARO are not rigidly drawn and there is strong interest in and appreciation for multidisciplinary research in which the mathematical sciences play a major role.
3.1 Modeling of Complex Systems
3.2 Probability and Statistics
3.4 Computational Mathematics
Application Info: We realize that the preparation of a research proposal often represents a substantial investment of time and effort by the offeror. Therefore, in an attempt to minimize this burden, we strongly encourage organizations and individuals interested in submitting research proposals to make preliminary inquiries as to the general need for the type of research effort contemplated, before expending extensive effort in preparing a detailed research proposal. The TPOCs’ names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are listed immediately after each research area of interest and they should be contacted as appropriate prior to the submission of whitepapers or formal proposals.
For more information: See attached BAA.
Mind, Machine, and Motor Nexus (M3X) Funding Agency: NSF
Proposal Deadline: 09/01/2017 12:00 AM
Proposal Window: September 1, 2017 - September 15, 2017
STEM Opportunities for Graduate Students
All Federal Agencies
Proposal Deadline: 12/31/1969 04:00 PM
The STEMGradStudents.science.gov site was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for graduate students and graduate study programs in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) areas. These advanced degree opportunities range from graduate fellowships and research internships that graduate students can apply to directly to funding opportunities for academic institutions to establish innovative graduate training programs.
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SSE, SSI, S2I2)
Proposal Deadline: 03/07/2017 12:00 AM
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) supports efforts to realize the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21, https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10015), which envisions a highly reusable and interoperable cyberinfrastructure architecture that integrates large-scale computing, high-speed networks, massive data archives, instruments and major facilities, observatories, experiments, and embedded sensors and actuators, across the nation and the world, to help make great strides towards revolutionizing virtually every science and engineering discipline.
The SI2 program focuses on supporting robust, reliable and sustainable software that will support and advance sustained scientific innovation and discovery. Thus, proposals are strongly encouraged to describe their approach to quality software development through a defined software engineering process that includes software testing, the appropriate use of analysis tools and capabilities such as those made available through the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP), and collaborations with resources such as Software Carpentry and the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC), in order to gain access to expertise where needed, such as in software design and engineering, as well as in cybersecurity.
For AMS/HPC folks: For 2017, and in addition to regular SI2 proposals, the SI2 solicitation welcomes proposals that advance the objectives of the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), an effort aimed at sustaining and enhancing the U.S. scientific, technological, and economic leadership position in high-performance computing (HPC) research, development, and deployment.
Vodafone Americas Foundation's Ninth Annual Wireless Innovation Prize
Vodafone Americas Foundation
Proposal Deadline: 03/06/2017 12:00 AM
The program is designed to recognize the growth taking place in mobile innovation and the potential for mobile and wireless technology to help solve critical social issues around the world. The mobile or wireless solution must have the potential to solve issues in one of the following areas: access to communication, education, economic development, the environment, and health. The project must be at a stage of research where an advanced prototype or field/market test can occur during the award period, and the technology should have the potential for replication and large-scale impact. In addition, teams should have a business plan or a basic framework for financial sustainability and roll out.