New Funding Opportunities

This section organizes a summary of funding opportunities that Great Lakes Energy Institute would like to share with our campus community. Funding opportunities that are recently released can be found in New Funding. Funding opportunities that are still accepting applications but have not been released recently can be found in Open Funding

Click on the header of each column to sort the table by title, program, deadline, amount, or date added.

Contact Grant Goodrich (gxg183@case.edu) with any questions.

New Funding Opportunities
FOA Title Program Deadline Amount Date Added

Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Methodologies for STEM Education

NSF

9/13/18

up to $2,500,000

4/18/18

IDEA 2018- Workshop 2: District Energy in Warmer Climates

IDEA

6/11/18

n/a

4/18/18

Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)

NSF

Proposal Due: 11/1/18

Supplement Due: 4/1/19

$100,000-$500,000

4/18/18

Dear Colleague Letter: Real-Time Learning and Decision-Making in Engineered Systems (Real-D)

NSF

6/1/18

Varies

4/18/18

IDEA 2018- Workshop 1: Pathways & Success Strategies for Developing Sustainable Thermal Grids

IDEA

​6/11/18

n/a

4/18/18

MegaRust 2018

ASNE

5/22/18-5/24/18

n/a

4/18/18

Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship

DOE-NREL

7/1/18

$10,000

4/16/18

Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies

DOE-NETL

9/28/18

up to $3,000,000

4/16/18

NOI: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data

DOE-GFO

n/a

n/a

4/16/18

Industry Partnerships for Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Research, Development and Demonstration

DOE-NETL

6/18/18

$2,000,000 - $3,000,000

4/16/18

CubeSat-based Science Missions for Geospace and Atmospheric Research

NSF

6/13/18

$800,000 per year

4/9/18

Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)

NSF

11/1/18

$100,000-$500,000

4/6/18

Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER)

NSF

rolling

$100,000-$500,000

4/5/18

Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

NSF

rolling

$100,000-$500,000

4/5/18

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP)

NSF

11/1/18

$100,000-$500,000

4/5/18

Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce

NSF

7/2/18

$100,000-$500,000

4/5/18

Developing Technologies for Advancement of Associated Geologic Storage in Basinal Geo-Laboratories

DOE-NETL

6/1/18

$2,500,000-$3,500,000

4/5/18

iTech Energy Cycle

NASA & ARPA-E

4/29/18

Varies

4/518

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)

NSF

8/8/18

$100,000-$500,000

3/29/18

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

NSF

9/1/18-9/17/18

$100,000-$500,000

3/29/18

CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)

NSF

Preliminary Proposal Due: 11/7/18

Proposal Due: 1/10/19

$100,000-$2,000,000

3/29/18

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program

NSF

Preliminary Proposal Due: 4/18/18

Full Proposal Due: 6/20/18

$100,000-$500,000

3/28/18

Environmental Sustainability

NSF

10/1/18-10/22/18

$100,000-$1,000,000

3/28/18

Energy for Sustainability

NSF

10/1/18-10/22/18

$100,000-$500,000

3/28/18

Environmental  Engineering

NSF

10/1/18-10/22/18

$110,000

3/28/18

BAA for Army Rapid Capabilities Office

RCO

White Papers Due: 4/13/18

Varies

3/28/18

Catalysis

NSF

10/1/18-10/22/18

$100,000-$150,000

3/27/18

Research Opportunities in Aeronautics

NASA

5/16/18

$1,000,000 -

$2,000,000

3/27/18

Pacific-AFRL-National Agency Computing Environment for Analytics (PANACEA)

DOD-AFRL

White Papers Due: 4/13/18

Varies

3/21/18

FY 2019 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

DOD-AFOSR

7/6/18

$50,000-$1,500,000

3/21/18

Quantum Testbed Pathfinder

DOE

5/14/18

$50,000-$1,500,000

3/19/18

NSF STTR Phase I

NSF

6/14/18

$225,000

3/19/18

NSF SBIR Phase I

NSF

6/14/18

$225,000

3/19/18

RFI: Critical Water Issues Prize Competition

DOE-GFO

5/14/18

n/a

3/19/18

Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

NSF

6/6/18

$100,000

3/19/18

Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: Runaway Electron Avoidance and Mitigation in Tokamak Plasmas

DOE

5/14/18

$50,000-$2,000,000

3/19/18

Air Force Fiscal Year 2019 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)

DOD

6/1/18

$150,000-$450,000

3/19/18

Program Announcement for Disruptioneering (Defense Sciences Office)

DARPA-DSO

2/20/19

$1,000,000

3/8/18

DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement

DARPA-DSO

Executive Summary Due: 4/26/18

Abstract Due: 5/10/18

Full Proposal Due: 6/11/18

Varies

3/8/18

Polyplexus Pilot

DARPA-DSO

7/20/18

$100,000

3/8/18

Preliminary Design and Techno-Economic Analysis of MWe-Class Solid Oxide Fuel Systems

DOE-NETL

5/7/18

$1,500,000

3/8/18

FY19 Emerging Computing Architectures and Applications

DOD-AFRL

9/30/19

$100,000-$1,000,000

3/7/18

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

NSF

6/4/18

$100,000-$1,000,000

3/7/18

Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes (TRIPODS + X)

NSF

5/29/18

up to $600,000

3/5/18

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Core Technology Research

DOE-NETL

4/30/18

$500,000-$2,000,000

3/5/18

HPC4Materials in Applied Energy Technologies Program

DOE

Concept Papers Due: 4/19/18

Full Applications Due: Mid-July 

$300,000

3/5/18

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)

NSF

9/26/18

$750,000-$2,500,000

3/5/18

NSF/VMware Partnership on Edge Computing Data Infrastructure (ECDI)

NSF

5/22/18

$3,000,000

2/28/18

Developing Technologies to Advance the Understanding of State of Stress and Geomechanical Impacts Within the Subsurface

DOE-NETL

Concept Papers Due: 3/26/18

Full Applications Due: 5/7/18

$1,500,000 - $3,000,000

2/28/18

Transformational Pre-combustion Technologies

DOE-FE

4/19/18

$1,000,000 - $2,500,000

2/26/18

Flexible Combined Heat and Power for Grid Reliability and Resiliency

DOE-NETL

Concept Paper Due: 3/23/18

Full Application Due: 5/3/18

$1,000,000 - $1,500,000

2/26/18

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences 2018 (ROSES 2018)

NASA

4/29/19

Varies

2/26/18

High Performance Computing (HPC4Mfg)

DOE

Concept Paper Due: 3/15/18

Proposal Due: Mid June

$300,000

2/22/18

Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF)

NSF

5/8/18

$100,000-$500,000

2/21/18

Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA)

NSF

5/7/18-5/14/18

$100,000-$1,000,000

2/19/18

Cyber-Physical Systems

NSF

4/27/18-5/7/18

$100,000-$500,000

2/19/18

Human-Centered Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Leveraged Science and Technology (S&T) Program

DOD-AFRL

White Papers Due: 2/1/23

$750,000-$2,000,000

2/19/18

NOI: Broad Agency Announcement for Applied Aviation Technologies

ACC

TBD

n/a

2/19/18

Research Options for Space Enterprise Technologies (ROSET)

DOD-AFRL

11/29/22

Varies

2/19/18

Advancing Artificial Intelligence for the Naval Domain

DOD-ONR

White Papers Due: 3/22/18

Full Proposal Due: 5/11/18

$500,000

2/8/18

FY 2018 Enterprise Architecture Solutions Technology

DOD-AFRL

White Paper Due: 5/1/18

$500,000 - $3,000,000

2/1/18

Manufacturing Engineering Education Program

DOD-ONR & OSD

White Papers Due: 2/16/18

Application Due: 5/16/18

up to $600,000

1/31/18

Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

DOD-SCO

6/16/21

Varies

1/31/18

Institute for the Science of Origins Opportunity

CWRU

Rolling

$300k/yr up to 4 years

1/31/18

Electricity Markets Workshops

CWRU & EPRI

10/22/18-10/23/18

n/a

1/28/18

Spring 2018 Grants Conference

NSF

6/4/18 - 6/5/18

n/a

1/29/18

Building Technologies Office 2018 Peer Review

DOE

4/30/18 - 5/3/18

n/a

1/29/18

Power for Economic Diversity in Appalachia

ARC

See below for more info

n/a

1/29/18

American-Made Challenge: The Solar Prize

DOE & NREL

TBD

$3,000,000

1/25/18

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Practices

EREF

Pre-Proposals Due: 6/1/18

$500,000

1/25/18

Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy

BSF

Executive Summaries Due: 7/6/18

Proposals Due: 8/21/18

$1,000,000

1/25/18

Energy and Environment

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

rolling

$200,000

1/25/18

Sustaining Ohio's Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING)

OFRN

White Papers Due: 3/07/18

Proposals Due: 5/18/18

$2,000,000

1/24/18

Innovation and Research 3D Printing Grant

FormLabs

rolling

3D Printer

1/22/18

FY19: Full Spectrum Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Cyber Operations Technology

DOD-AFRL

12/3/18

Varies

1/19/18

Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI)- Data and Software

NSF

4/18/18

$500,000 - $2,000,000

1/19/18

2018 Nuclear Deterrence Operations IR&D Technology Interchange Meetings

DOD-AFRL

5/7/18 - 5/11/18

n/a

1/17/18

BAA for Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS)

USSOCOM

12/22/18

Varies

1/17/18

Expeditions in Computing

NSF

Pre-Proposal Due: 4/25/18

Full Proposal Due: 1/16/19

$2,000,000

1/17/18

CMMI Program

NSF

9/1/18 - 9/15/18

up to $700,000

12/11/17

MegaRust 2018

ASNE

Abstract Due: 2/9/18

5/22/18 - 5/24/18

n/a

12/11/17

Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

DOD-ARL-ARO

3/31/22

Varies

12/7/17

Advancement of Technologies for Use by Special Operations Forces BAA

USSOCOM

Quad Chart & White Paper Due: 9/30/18

up to $1,000,000

12/6/17

Battery Network for Manufacturing Technology R&D

DLA

White Paper Due: 8/21/21

up to $2,000,000

12/6/17

Energy Frontier Research Centers

DOE

Pre-Application Due: 1/31/18

Application Due: 4/11/18

$16,000,000

11/28/17

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots

NSF

2/5/19

$250,000-$1,500,000

11/22/17

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)

NSF

1/25/19

$300,000-$500,000

11/21/17

World Innovation Conference

TechConnect

5/13/18-5/16/18

n/a

11/20/17

Energy Storage Beyond Li-Ion

NASA & OAI

7/24/18 - 7/26/18

n/a

11/17/17

FY 18 Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education and Workforce Program

DOD-ONR

White Papers Due: 7/31/18

Full Application Due: 9/28/18

up to $250,000

11/17/17

Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)

NSF

open

$200,000-$500,000

11/17/17

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2018 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

DOE-EERE

6/13/18 - 6/15/18

n/a

11/15/17

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)

NSF

11/15/17 - 11/15/18

$100,000-$500,000

11/13/17

NAMRC 46

SME

6/18/18 - 6/22/18

n/a

11/7/2017

Emergent R&D

DLA

4/29/19

Varies

10/31/2017

Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Fundamental Research in the Quantitative Representation of Microstructures (QRM)

NSF

open

$300,000-$450,000

10/25/2017

I2O Office-wide BAA

DARPA-I2O

8/31/18

Varies

10/25/2017

Industry Growth Forumce

NREL

Forum Dates: 5/3/18 - 5/4/18

n/a

10/11/2017

Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Functional Materials and Applications 

DOD-USAFRL

White Papers Due: 4/19/21

Proposal due date provided in response to submission of White Papers

$100,000-$5,000,000

10/4/2017

FY18 Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

DOD-ONR

9/28/18

Varies

10/4/2017

Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS)

NSF & DOE

2/13/19

up to $300,000

9/29/2017

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Irma

NSF

n/a

$200,000-$300,000

9/20/2017

Open Innovation Fund

Power America

Open

$225,000

9/18/2017

Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide BAA

DOD-DARPA

8/31/2018

Varies

9/6/2017

Innovations in Graduate Education

NSF

9/27/2018

$500,000

8/31/2017

Dear Colleague Letter: Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE)

NSF

continuous

$1,000,000

8/14/2017

Process Separations

NSF

open

$100,000-$300,000

8/4/2017

A--FY 17 Research and Development (R and D) for Facility Systems

DON

7/24/2018

contract (1-3 years)

7/26/2017

Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

DOC-EDA

No deadline; awards made: 9/30/2017

$100,000-$3,000,000

7/21/2017

Topical Materials Research Programs

NSF

11/1/18

$360,000

7/20/2017

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering

NSF/DOE-PAMS

10/19/18

$25,000-$250,000

7/17/2017

OTS Call 7 - 3D Dynamic Mapping Call

DHS

5/03/2018

$50,000 - $200,000

7/7/2017

Science and Technology New Initiatives

DOD-DTRA

10/1/2021

not specified

7/5/2017

IARPA-Wide Research BAA

IARPA

5/2/2018

not specified

6/20/2017

DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement

DOD-DARPA

Abstract: 5/10/2018 Proposal: 6/11/2018

not specified

6/14/2017

Keck Research Program Grant

Keck Foundation

Concept Paper: 8/15/2017 Application: 5/1//2018

$500,000 - $5,000,000

6/6/2017

Reimagining Great Lakes Water Systems

Great Lakes Protection Fund

open

$200,000-$1,500,000

5/22/2017

High Powered Electromagnetics (HPEM) Research Program

DOD-AFRL

n/a

n/a

5/22/2017

Energy Harvesting Fabrics

DHS

5/3/2018

$200,000-$800,000

5/3/2017

Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation (SOF AT&L-SR) Appendix G-1 v17.1

USSOCOM

9/30/2018

varies

4/26/2017

Battery Network for Manufacturing Technology Research and Development (BATTNET II) BAA

DLA

8/21/2021

varies

4/26/2017

Thermal Transport Processes

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$110,000-$330,000

4/26/2017

Particulate and Multiphase Processes

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$100,000-$300,000

4/26/2017

Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$100,000

4/24/2017

Measurement and Signatures Intelligence Exploitation (MASINT-X)

AFMC

White Papers: 9/30/2020

$100,000-$2,000,000

4/24/2017

Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE)

NSF

9/26/18 & 1/23/19

$350,000

4/17/2017

Nano-Biosensing

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$100,000-$300,000

4/12/2017

Biophotonics

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$100,000-$300,000

4/12/2017

Environment Programme - Climate Change Strategy Grant

Oak Foundation

open

$100,000-$1,000,000

4/12/2017

Environment Program Grant

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

open

not specified

4/12/2017

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering (CBE)

NSF

10/1/18 - 10/22/18

$100,000-$300,000

4/12/2017

Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials

NSF

open - accepted throughout this year

$100,000-$300,000

4/10/2017

Army Research Laboratory BAA for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

DOD-ARL

3/31/2022

not specified

4/5/2017

Naval Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement

DOD-NRL

open

$700,000

3/29/2017

Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM)

NSF

open

Not specified

2/6/2017

Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program

DOD-AFRL

12/23/2021

Unspecified

1/18/2017

Chemistry of Indoor Environments

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

open

~$800,000

 

 

11/10/2016

 


17-136: Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Methodologies for STEM Education

This Dear Colleague Letter is accepting proposals on the development, application, and extension of formal models and methodologies for STEM education research and evaluation. The program aims to develop the community's abilities to conduct research and evaluate STEM learning environments, workforce development, and increase participation. Proposers are encouraged to explore a variety of fundamental research projects.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Dates: 10/1/18-11/1/18

Supplement Submission Due Date: 4/1/19

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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IDEA 2018- Workshop 2: District Energy in Warmer Climates

To accommodate for growing populations, particular for cities in warmer climates, more sustainable, resilient, and efficient energy services are needed to support growth and limit emissions. This workshop will focus on renewable and more distributed generation energy sources to deliver reliable, clean, and affordable energy. There will be particular emphasis on business models and strategies to successfully develop and support district energy systems and microgrids.

Event Details:

Event Dates: 6/11/18, 8-4:15PM

Event Location: Vancouver Convention Centre,BC

For more information, visit the event page here.

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18-7564: Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)

The CCSS program is supporting research in a variety of methods to enable the next-generation of cyber-physical systems (CPS). The program aims to create new complex and hybrid systems implementing engineering principles and solutions in a variety of applications. Proposals considering emerging technologies and applications beyond current limitations are highly encouraged.

Areas of interest include:

- RF Circuits and Antennas for Communications and Sensing

- Communication Systems and Signal Processing

- Dynamic Bio-Sensing Systems

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Dates: 10/1/18-11/1/18

Supplement Submission Due Date: 4/1/19

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-063: Dear Colleague Letter: Real-Time Learning and Decision-Making in Engineered Systems (Real-D)

This Dear Colleague Letter is announcing interest in EArly-Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals for research in fundamental theory, algorithms, engineering principles, and applications for real-time learning and decision-making that may lead the way towards safe, reliable, and efficient data-enabled engineering systems.

Research topics of interest include:

1. Theory, methods, and implementation of distributed real-time learning and decision-making with substantial improvement compared to other distributed real-time learning algorithms and traditional centralized processing

2. Theory, development, and implementation of real-time learning of unlabeled data which could be used together with a model-based approach, supervised learning algorithms, and/or anomaly detection methods

3. Innovations in theory and methods that can exploit availability of data to achieve higher fidelity dynamic modest of complex high-order interconnected systems and to form advanced control strategies for such systems

4. Innovative approaches to combine model-based and mode-free approaches such as evaluation of data trustworthiness and fairness, and methods for model validation

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 6/1/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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IDEA 2018- Workshop 1: Pathways & Success Strategies for Developing Sustainable Thermal Grids

This two-segment workshop aims to provide insights and experiences from real-world projects and present codes and standards being developed by cities throughout the world.

Segment 1: Governance Models, Technology & Financing

This portion will look at real-world case studies and proven strategies leading to successful district energy projects. There will be emphasis on highlighting the importance of objectives setting and managing system outcomes and performance via governance and stakeholder management. This will be comapared to a variety of technology solutions, current business models, financing sources and project execution.

Segment 2: Carbon-Based Building Codes and Standards

This segment will focus on defining and understanding carbon-based codes and standards and why some cities have adopted them. Additionally this component will focus on how different codes treat various approaches to low-carbon outcomes and the significance behind these codes.

Event Details:

Event Dates: 6/11/18, 8-4:15PM

Event Location: Vancouver Convention Centre,BC

For more information, visit the event page here.

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MegaRust 2018

MegaRust is an event providing focus on Navy corrosion issues and update the community on information regarding programs, policies, standards, and Fleet experience to corrosion. The symposia aims to encourage discussion and sharing of information on technologies and approaches to controlling corrosion. Participants will include those from military, industry, government with a variety of backgrounds such as research and development, design, maintenance, and engineering

Submission Details:

Event Dates: 5/22/18-5/24/18

Event Location: San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, California

For more information, visit the event page here.

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Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship

The NREL Director's Fellowship is looking to support the next generation of qualified scientists and engineers with outstanding talent and credentials within renewable energy research and related fields. Fellows receive a two-year term with a possible third-year renewal paid with program funding and includes a premium salary rate, additional funding for conferences and travel, along with a research allowance to cover professional development activities 

All applicants must have all Ph.D. requirements completed before appointment and be at an early point in their career of research and leadership

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 7/1/18

For more information, visit nrel.gov

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DE-FOA-0001792: Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies

To address the challenges of capture material interaction within coal fired or natural gas power plants and increase efficiency in CO2 capture, proposals are being accepted to develop transformational technologies that improve carbon capture costs and energy penalties

Areas of interest for this solicitation include:

1. Development of Novel Transformational Materials and Processes: Research, development, and validation of transformational materials and capture processes

2. Enabling Technologies to Improve Carbon Capture Systems: Research, development, and validation of enabling technologies that improve CO2 capture systems

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 9/28/18, 8 PM EST

For more information, visit grants.gov

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NOI: DE-FOA-0001910: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is intending to release a solicitation supporting the research, testing, and development of innovative marine and hydrokinetic technologies capable of converting the energy of water movements into electricity as a source of clean, reliable energy. Proposed research should focus on reducing the cost and improving the performance of technology concepts for this application via testing proof-of-concept systems and providing data from early-stage designs for future development.

Potential topics of interest for the anticipated opportunity include:

1. Early Stage Device Design Research

2. Controls and Power Take Off Design Integration and Testing

3. Dissemination of Environmental Data and Analyses to Facilitate the Marine Energy Regulatory Process

Application Details:

Application Release Date: TBD

For more information, visit eere-exchange.energy.gov

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DE-FOA-0001755: Industry Partnerships for Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D)

To lead to the RD&D of next generation tools and technologies that secure the energy sector and reduce the risk of disruption due to a cyber incident, the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is accepting applications for innovative approaches towards advancing energy delivery systems. Proposals should seek to increase the cyber resiliency and be compatible with common methods and best practices without introducing burdens to the systems. Solutions should also prioritize energy reliability and be demonstrated at a relevant end-user site for validation into industry.

Areas of interest under this opportunity include:

1. Redesign for Cyber-resilient Architecture

2. Cybersecurity for the Oil and Natural Gas Environment

3. Cybersecure Communications

4. Cybersecure Cloud-based Technologies in the Operation Technology Environment

5. Innovative Technologies that Enhance Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 6/18/18

For more information, visit grants.gov

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18-553: CubeSat-based Science Missions for Geospace and Atmospheric Research

Lack of essential observations from space is currently a major limiting factor in many areas of geospace and atmospheric research. Recent advances in sensor and spacecraft technologies make it feasible to obtain key measurements from low-cost, small satellite missions. A particularly promising aspect o this development is the prospect for obtaining multi-point observations in space that are critical for addressing many outstanding problems in space and atmospheric sciences.

The overarching goal of the program is to support the development, construction, launch, operation, and data analysis of small satellite science missions to advance geospace and atmospheric research. Equally important, it will provide essential opportunities to train the next generation of experimental space scientists and aerospace engineers.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 6/13/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-7607: Energy, Power, Control, and Networks

The Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN) Program supports innovative research in modeling, optimization, learning, adaptation, and control of networked multi-agent systems, higher-level decision making, and dynamic resource allocation, as well as risk management in the presence of uncertainty, sub-system failures, and stochastic disturbances. EPCN also invests in novel machine learning algorithms and analysis, adaptive dynamic programming, brain-like networked architectures performing real-time learning and neuromorphic engineering. EPCN's goal is to encourage research on emerging technologies and applications including energy, transportation, robotics, and biomedical devices & systems. EPCN also emphasizes electric power systems, including generation, transmission, storage, and integration of renewable energy sources into the grid; power electronics and drives; battery management systems; hybrid and electric vehicles; and understanding the interplay of power systems with associated regulatory & economic structures and with consumer behavior.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 11/1/18

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17-7684: Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER)

The Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program aims to help develop innovative cyberinfrastructure (CI) technologies and new applications of current CI resources to foster emerging areas of potentially transformative science and engineering research. The program will support early-stage efforts to identify and address cyberinfrastructure needs in new research areas with the development and implementation of experimental and innovative hardware and software systems to enable discovery. Additionally, the program encourages systematic and multidisciplinary CI approaches to address new opportunities to enable science and engineering research with disciplines such as computing, data infrastructure, software, workflow systems, and networking.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-525: Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

The main objective of the RARE program is to catalyze progress along the academic tenure-track of individuals who are returning from a hiatus from active research. The RARE program will reinvest in highly trained scientists and engineers by providing re-entry points and encouraging participation and increasing diversity of experience. 

There are two tracks within the program. Track 1 reengages researchers in a competitive funding opportunity with accommodations for a gap in record due to the research hiatus. Track 2 retrains investigators in new or updated techniques in order to return to competitive research activity.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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17-580: Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP)

The Division Materials (DMR) is supporting research that advances fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, characterization, synthesis, and materials-related phenomena. Projects supported are critical for successful future development of innovations and technologies that meet societal needs and enable continuous advances by the next generation of materials researchers.

Research programs supported by this solicitation include:

- Electronic and Photonic Materials

- Metals and Metallic Nanostructures

- Solid-State and Materials Chemistry

- Condensed Matter Physics

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Window: 10/1/18-11/1/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-998: Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce

NSF is accepting proposals to educate and prepare future generations of STEM professionals in critical scientific areas by providing support to master new knowledge and skills and enable collaboration for future innovative development. Proposals should address near-, min-, and long-term challenges and opportunities facing the development of STEM professionals or anticipate new structures and functions of the STEM learning and teaching enterprise.

There is particular interest in supporting research and development in the following Big Ideas:

- The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF)

- Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering (HDR)

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 7/2/18, 5 PM Local

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DE-FOA-0001829: Developing Technologies for Advancement of Associated Geologic Storage in Basinal Geo-Laboratories

The Department of Energy's Carbon Storage Program Storage Infrastructure Technology Area is supporting R&D work that demonstrates different storage complexes distributed over different geographic regions and have the ability to safely and permanently store CO2. Proposals should seek to advance technologies, through computational, analytical, bench scale, and field laboratory studies, to investigate associated storage in storage complexes in a variety of geologic settings.

Research Needs of the solicitation include the following:

- ROZs- formation, characterization, and associated storage in conjunction with EOR

- Co-optimizing CO2-EOR with associated storage in storage complexes that have stacked reservoris

- Associated storage in shale, coal, and other low permeability reservoirs

- Associated storage in fracture-dominated storage complexes

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 6/1/18, 9 PM EST

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iTech Energy Cycle

NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Progects Agency -Energy (ARPA-E) are collaborating to introduce an iTech competition focusing on identifying transformational energy technologies capable of improving energy generation, storage, and distribution.

Topics of interest include:

- Fuel Cells and Regenerative Fuel Cells

- High-energy Density Batteries and Supercapacitors

- Solar Power Systems

- Small Fission Power Systems

- Innovative Power Management and Distribution (including smart grids and wireless power transfer)

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 4/29/18

For more information, visit nasaitech.com

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18-554: Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)

The CISE Research Initiation Initiative aims to invest in the development and growth of the research capabilities of future computer and information scientists and engineers. This solicitation encourages proposals from PIs who are in their first academic position post-PhD to enable research independence early on in their career. Support will allow early-career researchers to recruit and mentor their first students as a critical step to research independence and subsequent stream of innovations, teams, and publications. 

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 8/8/18

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18-8069: Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CDS&E-MSS)

The CDS&E-MSS program is accepting proposals that confront and consider a variety of mathematical and statistical challenges within the scientific and engineering communities in order to create and develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical theories. This will be the tools essential to address the issues from the explosion in digital and observational data from the growing roles of computational modeling and simulation. The program will support fundamental research that meets the computational and data-related challenges by advancing current mathematical and statistical methods that address these issues.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Window: 9/1/18-9/17/18

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17-581: CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)

To promote discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines, the CISE Research Infrastructure program aims to support the creation and development of world-class research infrastructure capable of supporting innovations in computer and information science and engineering. The program also aims to diversify by ensuring access to this infrastructure for individuals from a variety of academic institutions.

There program is supporting two classes of awards:

1. Institutional Infrastructure (II): Creation (II-new) or enhancement (II-EN) of CISE research infrastructures that enable research opportunities at institutions.

2. Community Infrastructure (CI): Planning (CI-P), Creation (CI-NEW), enhancement (CI-EN), or sustainment (CI-SUSTAIN) of CISE community research infrastructure to enable opportunities for broad-based communities beyond institutions.

Submission Details:

Preliminary Proposal Submission Due Date: 11/7/18

Full Proposal Submission Due: 1/10/19

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Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

With the wide range of backgrounds and skills in order to address the research issues of interest, the Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program is focusing on developing long-term partnerships between industry, academia, and government. The centers will enable research of interest to be performed and contributed by members of the Center and industry. This will provide and enhance the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce with integration of research and education

Submission Details:

Preliminary Proposal Submission Due Date: 4/18/18

Full Proposal Submission Due: 6/20/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability program aims to promote sustainable engineered systems that support humans' well-being while also being compatible with the natural environment.

While there are four supported principal general research areas, the topic of Green Engineering is relevant for encompassing the following:

- Management of storm water, recycling, and reuse of drinking water

- Improvements in distribution and collection systems that can advance smart growth strategies

- Innovations/Approaches that affects more than one chemical or manufacturing process

Proposals should be driven by engineering principles and presented explicitly in an environmental sustainability context.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Window: 10/1/18-10/22/18

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Energy for Sustainability

The Energy for Sustainability program supports research that pushes for the discovery and implementation of innovative processes to sustain production of electricity, fuels, and energy storage. Projects should be inspired by the need for economic and impactful conversion processes and should emphasize understanding at a molecular level how key barriers affect system level performance.

Areas of interest include:

- Electrochemical Energy Systems: Research with a focus on both novel and advanced renewable energy systems with high-energy density and high-power density characteristics. Emphasis should be placed on fundamental understanding of the reaction and transport phenomena that underlie system performance.

- Organic Photovoltaics:Fundamental research on innovative processes for fabrication and theory-based characterization of future organic photovoltaic devices. Devices of particular interest include polymer and small molecule organic photovoltaics or dye sensitized photovoltaics for electricity generation.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Window: 10/1/18-10/22/18

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Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Energy program aims to support research applying scientific and engineering principles to minimizing contamination, from human activities on land, on inland and coastal waters and air while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery. The program also emphasizes on research that identifies, evaluates, and monitors waste assimilative capacity and develops methods to effective remove and reduce contaminants from polluted air, water, and soils.

Areas of interest include:

1. Enhancing the availability of high quality water supplies: Development of treatment processes to meet the growing demand for water, remove contaminants, remediate contaminated soil and groundwater, and recycle wastewaters into water suitable for reuse.

2. Fate and transport of contaminants of emerging concern in air, water, solid waste, and soils: Research into the fate, transport, and remediation of potentially harmful contaminants and their corresponding byproducts.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Window: 10/1/18-10/22/18

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W56JSR-18-S-0001: Broad Agency Announcement For Army Rapid Capabilities Office

This publication constitutes a Broad Agency Announcement in support of the Army Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO). The RCO serves to expedite critical capabilities to the field to meet Combatant Commanders' needs. The Office enables the Army to experiment, evolve, and deliver technologies in real time to address both urgent and emerging threats while supporting acquisition reform efforts. The RCO executes rapid prototyping and initial equipping of capabilities, particularly in the areas of cyber, electronic warfare, survivability and positioning, navigation and timing (PNT), as well as other priority projects that will enable Soldiers to operate and win in contested environments decisively. Additionally, the RCO leverages innovation by other government agencies and industry partners, as well as Warfighter feedback, to deliver solutions on an accelerated timeline.

Submission Details:

White papers due: 4/13/18

For more information, visit fbo.gov.

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Catalysis 

The Catalysis program is part of the Chemical Process Systems cluster, which includes also 1) Process Separations; 2) Process Systems, Reaction Engineering, and Molecular Thermodynamics; and 3) Energy for Sustainability. 

The goal of this program is to advance research in catalytic engineering science and promote fundamental understanding and the development of catalytic materials and reactions that are of benefit to society. Target applications include fuels, specialty and bulk chemicals, environmental catalysis, biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals, conversion of greenhouse gases, and generation of solar hydrogen, as well as efficient routes to energy utilization.

Topic areas that are of particular interest include: 

  • Renewable energy-related catalysis with applications in electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, and catalytic conversion of biomass-derived chemicals.

  • Catalysis aimed at closing the carbon cycle (especially conversion of CO2, methane, and natural gas to fuels and chemical intermediates).

  • Catalytic alternatives to traditionally non-catalytic reaction processes, as well as new catalyst designs for established catalytic processes.

  • Environmental catalysis (including energy-efficient and green routes to fuels and chemicals). 

  • Catalytic remediation of feedstocks, process streams, products, or effluents.

  • Commercially scalable methods of catalyst synthesis.

  • New catalytic materials and architectures (especially those substituting earth-abundant materials for precious and noble metal catalysts).

  • Durable, poison-resistant, and easily regenerable catalyst formulations and designs.

  • Advances in tools for catalyst characterization and theoretical/computational catalysis.

Submission Details:

Full proposal Submission Window:  10/1/18-10/22/18 

For more information, visit nsf.gov.

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Research Opportunities in Aeronautics 

This Announcement solicits foundational and system-level research in support of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This research announcement covers a variety of topics in aeronautics fundamental research that are being pursued by NASA personnel. Specific research thrusts are outlined in the appendices of the funding announcement linked below. A major focus of this research announcement is to encourage collaboration between other organizations and NASA to help advance ARMD strategic goals. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements or contracts, depending on the nature of the proposing organization and/or program requirements. It is anticipated that the majority of awards will be cooperative agreements or contracts due to the expected collaborative nature of the work specified in the technical appendices of the funding announcement. The typical period of performance for an award is three years, although a few programs may specify shorter or longer periods. 

ARMD Research Thrusts:

  1. Safe, Efficient Growth in Global Operations

  2. Innovation in Commercial Supersonic Aircraft

  3. Ultra-Efficient Commercial Vehicles

  4. Transition to Alternative Propulsion and Energy

  5. Real-Time System-Wide Safety Assurance

  6. Assured Autonomy for Aviation Transformation

  7. Aviation Manufacturing

Submission Details:

Phase A - NOI Due Date: 5/16/18

Phase B - Proposal Due Date: 6/30/18

For more information, visit nspires.nasaprs.com.

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FA9451-18-S-0002: Pacific-AFRL-National Agency Computational Environment for Analytics (PANACEA)

The Air Force Research Laboratory is soliciting white papers for technical solutions to lower the barriers to high productivity computing and create a modern ecosystem for High Performance Computing (HPC). There is particular interest in broadening the impact of HPC by providing improved, secure access to HPC-backed resources and tools. Areas of interest include: expansion of HPC access on classified networks, investigating technology and techniques which enable rapid fielding and use of legacy applications on HPC systems and networks, and evaluation the evolution of automated software transformation tools for cross-platform porting. Specific project objectives for this project can be found in the solicitation.

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 4/13/18, 5 PM MST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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N00: FY 2019 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

This announcement seeks proposals from universities to purchase equipment and instrumentation in support of research in areas of interest to the DOD. DOD interests include the areas of research supported by the Army Research Office (ARO), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). 

A central purpose of the DURIP is to provide equipment and instrumentation to enhance research-related education in areas of interest and priority to the DoD. Therefore, your proposal must address the impact of the equipment or instrumentation on your institution's ability to educate students through research in disciplines important to DoD missions.

Areas of research interest are published at the following internet locations:

Army Research Office - http://aro.army.mil

Office of Naval Research - http://www.onr.navy.mil

Air Force Office of Scientific Research - http://www.wpafb.af.mil/afrl/afosr

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due: 7/6/18

For more information, visit onr.navy.mil

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DE-FOA-0001895: Quantum Testbed Pathfinder

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) is interested in applications exploring the compatibility of various uses of quantum computing hardware for a variety of applications. Research will facilitate the development of device architectures for quantum computing and help advance current understanding of the advantages and limitations of various approaches to quantum computing.

The research under this solicitation has two areas of interest:

1. Exploring the relationship between device architecture and application performance

2. Developing meaningful metrics for evaluating the suitability of quantum computing hardware for science applications

Proposals should focus on devices that are currently available or will become available during the term rather than large-scale, high-fidelity, fault-tolerant machines. Funded teams are expected to collaborate externally to develop applications and algorithms that can expand the frontiers of scientific discovery. Funded teams are also expected to participate in community engagement activities to support the growth of an active, integrated research community committed to developing quantum computing resources to advance scientific discovery.

Submission Details:

Pre-Application Submission due Date: 4/16/18,  5 PM EST

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 5/14/18, 5 PM EST

For more information, visit grants.gov

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NSF STTR Phase I

The Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) Phase I Program is providing funding for small businesses to conduct research and development work and introduce innovations to the market. Proposals should show promise of commercial and societal impacts in a variety of science and technology fields and aim to establish technical feasibility or proof of concept of unproven, risky technologies. Successful applicants will then be eligible to apply for a Phase II award.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 6/14/18, 5 PM Local

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NSF SBIR Phase I

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Program is focusing on transforming scientific discoveries into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit via funding as they make their way from the lab and into the market. Proposals are expected to outline research and development projects that establish technical feasibility or proof of concept of unproven, risky technologies. Successful applicants will then be eligible to apply for a Phase II award.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 6/14/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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RFI: DE-FOA-0001899: Critical Water Issues Prize Competition

This RFI aims to get feedback from experts and researchers throughout industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on major water issues that can be addressed via challenges and prize competitions and engage a broad audience to develop solutions to these problems. Particular interest is in how these challenges and competitions can be used to remove barriers and enable access to long-term, abundant supply of low-cost water.

Categories for responses to this RFI are the following:

1. Increasing Alternative Water Supplies

2. Reducing costs to Treat Drinking Water and Wastewater

3. Opportunities to Use Water More Efficiently

4. Market-based Solutions that Incentivize Innovation and Conservation

5. The Energy-Water Nexus: the interconnected nature of energy and water systems

6. Past-Existing, and Forthcoming Water-Related Challenges and Prize competitions

7. Other Water challenges not Covered in the previous categories

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 5/14/18, 5 PM EST

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Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

The ERC program is placing greater emphasis on research that leads to societal impact, including convergent approaches, engaging stakeholder communities, and strengthening team formation, in response to the NASEM study recommendations. The ERC program intends to support planning activities leading to convergent research team formation and capacity-building within the engineering community. This planning grant pilot initiative is designed to foster and facilitate the engineering community's thinking about how to form convergent research collaborations. To participate in the upcoming ERC competition, one is not required to submit a planning grant proposal nor to receive a planning grant.

To see previous awards made through this program, click here.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Due Date: 6/6/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov.

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DE-FOA-0001844: Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: Runaway Electron Avoidance and Mitigation in Tokamak Plasmas

The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) and the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announce their interest in receiving applications from multi-institutional interdisciplinary teams to establish a scientific application partnership under the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program in the area of runaway electron physics in magnetically confined plasmas. The goal of this FOA is to select applications that can take advantage of today's multi-petascale DOE high-performance computing (DOE HPC) systems to accelerate scientific discovery in a strategically important area of magnetic fusion energy science and address high-priority issues identified in recent community studies.

Submission Details:

Application Due Date: 5/14/18

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FA9550-18-S-0002: Air Force Fiscal Year 2019 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)

The Fiscal Year 2019 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) intends support for scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees 1 April 2012 or later that show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The program objective is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering. Individual awards are made to U.S. institutions of higher education, industrial laboratories, or non-profit research organizations where the principal investigator is employed on a full-time basis and holds a regular position. YIP primary investigators must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident. Researchers working at a Federally Funded Research and Development Center or DoD Laboratory are not eligible for this competition. Most YIP awards are funded at $150,000 per year for three years, for a total of $450,000. Exceptional proposals will be considered individually for higher funding levels and/or longer duration. 

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Due Date: 6/1/18

For more information, visit grants.gov.

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DARPA-PA-18-01: Program Announcement for Disruptioneering

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has made investments in science and technology with long-term positive impacts on the nation's national security. Given the increasing pace of discovery in science and technology throughout the world, new fields of study and identifying scientific areas are of prime interest. To continue successful outcomes from new opportunities, DARPA is looking to develop faster responses with more small, targeted investments. Via this approach, Disruptioneering, DARPA will be able to initiate a new investment within 90 days from idea inception.

Special notices for the following technical domains will be released and serve as the focus for innovative research:

- Frontiers in Math

- computation and Design

- Limits of Sensing and Sensors

- Complex Social Systems

- Anticipating Surprise

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 2/20/19

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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HR001117S0040: Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-wide

Technical domains under this BAA include the following:

1. Complexity Engineering- Understanding the principles of organization and control, the transformation or harnessing of complexity and implications of using those methods

2. Science of Design- Studying the processes and methods of design such as how a given state is transformed into a preferred one using tools and technologies

3. Noosphere- Creating, measuring, and modeling foundational questions regarding humans, human-machine interactions, and society

4. Fundamental Limits- Creating, measuring, and modeling the boundaries of current understandings surrounding the natural, physical, mathematical, and computational sciences via rigorous and reproducible, hypothesis-driven, scientific methods

5. New Foundations- Discovering new natural phenomena or approaches addressing scientific or technical challenges with particular focus on uncovering the unknown

Submission Details:

Executive Summary Submission Due Date: 4/26/18, 4 PM EST

Abstract Submission Due Date: 5/10/18, 4 PM EST

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 6/11/18, 4 PM EST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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DARPA-RA-18-01: Polyplexus Pilot

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is accepting participants for a pilot program aiming to use modern connectivity to quickly develop promising basic research pathways and efficiently develop basic research proposals. Proposals should seek to investigate innovative approaches to promote revolutionary advances within the sciences, devices, or systems. The DSO will fund successful research proposals developed from the pilot program.

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 7/20/18

For more information, visit grants.gov

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DE-FOA-0001850: Preliminary Design and Techno-Economic Analysis of MWe-Class Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems

To continue the progression towards efficient generation of low-cost electricity via transformational coal or natural gas fueled systems, this solicitation is accepting conceptual designs of a MWe-class solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). The system designed will be applicable for both natural gas-fueled distributed generation (DG) and modular coal gasification systems. This approach aims to accelerate the technology readiness level of the technology for more rapid deployment of commercial DG systems in order to reduce costs of utility-scale coal-based systems.

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 5/7/18

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BAA-RIK-14-05: FY 19 Emerging Computing Architectures and Applications

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is accepting white papers for innovative technologies that explore and develop current computational capabilities with greater autonomy, intelligence, and sophistication, assuring that dynamic mission requirements are being met. This announcement aims to research, develop, and demonstrate revolutionary computing technologies and applications. 

Technical areas include:

1. Quantum Computing

2. Nanocomputing

3. Computational Intelligence and Neuromorphic Computing

4. Resource Analysis of Cognitive Process Flow Used to Achieve Autonomy

5. High Performance Computing

6. Modular Embedded Computing Architectures

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 9/30/19, 2 PM EST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

To ensure the integrity, resilience, and reliability of end-to-end workflow, the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) aims to develop and implement security solutions.

There are three areas of interests for projects:

1. Secure Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: Proposals with new and trustworthy architectural and design approaches, models and frameworks to develop a holistic, integrated security environment for the entire scientific cyberinfrastructure system.

2. Collaborative Security Response Center: Development of a community resource that can provide security monitoring, analysis, expertise, and resources regardless of physical location or organization.

3. Research Data Protection: Projects offering solutions that ensure the provenance of research data and reduce complexities in protecting research data sets.

Submission Details:

Full Application Submission Due Date: 6/4/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes (TRIPODS + X)

To ensure the relevance of research and education in data science to applications and the grounding of data-driven science and engineering, coordination and collaboration among researchers and educators from various communities. TRIPODS + X aims to develop partnerships that benefit science and engineering and foundational data through interdisciplinary research and training activities. Proposals should focus on addressing core algorithmic, mathematical, and statistical principles and leading to new discoveries and development of new theories, principles, and even research. These actions should aim to eventually advance data science communities across different scientific fields and encourage approaches that both translational and foundational outcomes.

There are three tracks under this solicitation:

1. Research Track- Research activities motivated by applications in science & engineering domains

2. Visioning Track- Workshops and conferences, innovation labs, and other community-building and direction-setting activities

3. Education Track- Curriculum development and other education- and training-related activities

Submission Details:

Full Application Submission Due Date: 4/30/18, 8 PM EST

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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DE-FOA-0001853: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Core Technology Research

The Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) program aims to provide efficient generation of low-cost electricity for natural gas-fueled SOFT distributed generation systems, modular, coal-fueled systems, and transformational, utility-scale systems using coal or natural gas with carbon capture and sequestration. The program aims to complete the maturation of SOFC technology by identifying technical and economic barriers and developing solutions to those barriers followed by validation of those solutions with testing. Two categories for technologies of interest: 2nd Generation and Transformational. 2nd Generation technologies are those currently in R&D and are on track for commercial deployment while transformational technologies are emerging technologies currently in early stages of development and have potential for improvements in cost and performance.

The following areas of interest are included in this opportunity:

1. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) Core Technology Research- Support of transformational technologies that are currently focused on early-stage laboratory-scale R&D to improve cell performance, reduce system performance degradation, improve system reliability and durability, and reduce costs via improvements in materials and manufacturing.

2. Core Technology Research and Development in Support of Near-Term SOFC Power Systems Prototype Tests- Support for projects that address and resolve reliability issues within long-term operation along with testing and validation of developed technology within an operational system. Collaboration with at least one fuel cell system manufacturer is required

Submission Details:

Full Application Submission Due Date: 4/30/18, 8 PM EST

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HPC4Materials in Applied Energy Technologies Program

The High Performance Computing for Materials in Applied Energy Technologies (HPC4Mtls) Program seeks qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects with the Department of Energy's (DOE's) national laboratories. Through support from the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies (FCTO) and Vehicle Technologies Offices (VTO), selected industry partners will be granted access to High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and experienced staff at DOE National Laboratories. Collaborations will address key challenges in developing, modifying, and/or qualifying new or modified materials that perform well in severe or complex environments through the application of high performance computing, modeling, simulation, and data analysis.

Specific topics of interest from each office supporting this opportunity are outlined in the Background Section of the solicitation linked below. Projects must demonstrate potential for lower cost alternatives to existing materials, potential fro impact to energy savings, and/or the potential to reduce development time and time to market.

Submission Details:

Concept Paper Due Date: 4/19/18

Full Proposal Due Date: Mid-July

For more information, visit hpc4mtls.llnl.gov

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Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)

The INFEWS program seeks to support research that conceptualizes food, energy, and water systems broadly and inclusively, incorporating social and behavioral processes (such as decision making and governance), physical processes (such as built infrastructure and new technologies for more efficient resource utilization), natural processes (such as biogeochemical and hydrologic cycles), biological processes (such as agroecosystem structure and productivity), and cyber-components (such as sensing, networking, computation, and visualization for decision-making and assessment).

The overarching goal of the INFEWS program is to catalyze well-integrated, convergent research to transform understanding of the FEW Nexus as integrated social, engineering, physical, and natural systems in order to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability. The NSF INFEWS activity is designed specifically to attain the following goals:

  1. Significantly advance our understanding of the food-energy-water system of systems through quantitative, predictive and computational modeling, including support for relevant cyberinfrastructure;
  2. Develop real-time, cyber-enabled interfaces that improve understanding of the behavior of FEW systems and increase decision support capability;
  3. Enable research that will lead to innovative and integrated social, engineering, physical, and natural systems solutions to critical FEW systems problems;
  4. Grow the scientific workforce capable of studying and managing the FEW system of systems, through education and other professional development opportunities.
Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 9/26/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov.

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NSF/VMware Partnership on Edge Computing Data Infrastructure (ECDI)

With the growth of mobile and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, there are questions regarding the architectures behind organizing computer infrastructures of tomorrow. Edge devices are now transitioning from consuming data in the cloud to producing large amounts of data, resulting in concerns with data placement, movement, processing, and sharing. To address this shift, this opportunity seeks to advance current state of the art end-to-end networked systems architectures. Proposals should introduce designs and plans to develop data-centric edge architectures, programming paradigms, runtime environments, and data sharing frameworks to realize the opportunities of big data within mobile and IoT device environments.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 5/22/18

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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DE-FOA-0001826: Developing Technologies to Advance the Understanding of State of Stress and Geomechanical Impacts Within the Subsurface

In order to continue the use of subsurface energy sources, there is a need for a environmentally sustainable, capable, and cost-effective method for carbon management. While significant R&D efforts have made advances in carbon storage technology, there are several important gaps that need to be addressed. One particular focus is on the lack of certainty in predicting geomechanical impacts of pressure migration from injection into a storage complex.  

To address this gap, there are two focus areas under this solicitation:

1. Tools and Methods for Determining Principal Stress in the Deep Subsurface- Developing capabilities to better measure and understand the in-situ state of stress to predict geomechanical impacts

2. Methods for Understanding Impact of Vertical Pressure Migration due to Injection on State of Subsurface Stress- Developing capabilities to predict the pressure migration and the geomechanical impacts of this pressure within a storage complex

Submission Details:

Concept Papers Submission Due Date: 3/26/18

Full Application Submission Due Date: 5/7/18

For more information, visit grants.gov

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DE-FOA-0001830: Transformational Pre-combustion Carbon Capture Technologies

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Fossil Energy (FE) Program is soliciting applications for developing technologies within the field of pre-combustion carbon capture. Technologies should have direct application to coal gasification processes and should aim to advance current CO2 capture and separation systems.

Areas of interest for this solicitation are the following:

1. Lab-Scale CO2 Capture Development and Testing on Simulated Syngas- Projects should start with individual components having been analytically and physically validated in the laboratory at a small scale and should aim to be a completed and tested prototype of the carbon capture technology.

2. Bench-Scale CO2 Capture Development and Testing on Actual Syngas- Projects should begin with a validated prototype and aim to be scaled-up and tested on actual syngas. Applicants will also need to identify a host site for testing, and a work statement reviewing the costs for participation and syngas and applicability of the technology to a coal-based system, if necessary.

Submission Details:

Full Application Submission Due Date: 4/19/18

For more information, visit grants.gov

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DE-FOA-0001750: Flexible Combined Heat and Power for Grid Reliability and Resiliency

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is looking to conduct R&D to look further into the capabilities and implementation of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to clean, domestic, affordable, and secure energy. Proposals should focus on enabling technologies for small to mid-sized CHP systems to provide support to the grid and increase its security, resiliency, and efficiency to promote installation at plant sites.

An informational webinar will be hosted prior to the Concept Paper due date. Interested proposers can register for the webinar here.

Areas of Interest for this solicitation include:

1. Power Electronics and Control Systems

2. Electricity Generation Components

Submission Details:

Concept Paper Submission Due Date: 3/23/18, 5 PM EST

Application Submission Due Date: 5/3/18, 5 PM EST

For more information, visit eere-exchange.gov

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Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences 2018 (ROSES 2018)

As part of the 2018 NASA Strategic Plan, NASA aims to understand the Sun, Earth, Solar System, and Universe by soliciting proposals using a variety of methods for remote sensing and in situ investigations.

Program elements fall under these four science research programs:

1. Earth Science Research and Applied Sciences- Focus on integrative research to advance knowledge or and to explore interactions between major components of Earth to distinguish natural from human-induced causes of change and understand and predict consequences of change.

2. Heliophysics Research- Aim to understand the Sun as a magnetic variable star and its effects on the Earth and other planets and the dynamics of structures in the Solar System.

3. Planetary Science Research Program- Perform research to explore the Solar System to look into its origins and evolution along with the origins of life within the system.

4. Astrophysics Research- Explore the Universe beyond and search for the planets and life of other systems while understanding the origin, evolution, structure, and destiny of the Universe itself.

A list of the programs and their respective due dates can be found here.

Submission Details:

Notice of Intent Submission Due Date: 3/28/18-1/24/19

Proposal Submission Due Date: 5/3/18-4/25/19

For more information, visit nspires.nasaprs.com

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High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPCfMfg)

The fifth HPC4MFg Program solicitation seeks concept papers that spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in clean energy technology. A total of up to $3 million is available to support a portfolio of projects with national impact on energy efficiency.

In this round, we are soliciting proposals in the following primary areas:

1. Proposals that require HPC modeling and simulation to overcome impactful manufacturing process challenges, resulting in reduced energy consumption and/or increased productivity.

2. Proposals that uniquely exploit HPC modeling and simulation to reduce energy consumption through improved clean energy technology design and clean energy manufacturing.

Submission Details:

Concept paper due: 3/15/18

Full proposal due: Mid June

For more information, visit hpc4mfg.llnl.gov.

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Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF)

The FMitF program encourages collaborations between researchers to develop rigorous and reproducible methods to design, implement, and guarantee correct-by-construction systems and applications. There will be two groups of researchers for collaboration under this solicitation. The first group will have a focus on formal methods, defined as principle approaches based on mathematics and logic, while the second group will consist of researchers in the "field", which is defined as a subset of areas within computer and information science and engineering not currently benefiting from having established communities that are developing and applying formal methods within their research.

This program will be limited to the following areas: 1) Computer Networks, 2) Cyber-Human Systems, 3) Machine Learning and 4)Operating/Distributed Systems. However, other field(s) may emerge in the future.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 5/8/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA)

The BIGDATA program is looking for novel approaches within computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics to continuously develop the field of data science. Proposals should cover specific big data problems in one or more science and engineering fields and detail the aspects that motivate the research with clear examples reviewing the impacts of big data techniques, technologies, and methodologies. 

The solicitation has two categories for proposals:

1. Foundations (BIGDATA:F)- Development or study of fundamental theories, techniques, methodologies, and technologies of broad applicability to the field of big data

2. Innovative Applications (BIGDATA: IA)- Engagement of translational activities employing new big data techniques, methodologies, and technologies to address and solve problems in specific applications

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Dates: 5/7/18-5/14/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

With the growing potential of innovation with CPS technologies, the CPS program is looking for new openings for the research community to focus on beyond the usual cyber-physical structures and propose creative ideas that address the challenges of today's systems along with those of the future that have not been physically realized yet. The program also aims to develop the core research needed to engineer these systems, reveal cross-cutting, fundamental scientific and engineering principles behind the integration of cyber and physical elements, and support the development of the tools, methods, hardware, and software components based on these cross-cutting principles.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 4/27/18-5/8/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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FA8650-18-S-6001: Human-Centered Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Leveraged Science and Technology (S&T) Program

The Air Force is looking to improve the ability to identify, track and locate human targets in the ISR environment and improve the performance of humans who process, exploit, analyze, produce, and disseminate ISR data and information. Current systems are less capable of identify and tracking humans. Additionally, with the increasing number and implementation of sensors and resulting data, there is a need to improve data fusion and analysis particularly with the human element.

The program has 3 focuses to enable the Air Force to better identify, locate and track humans within the ISR environment and improving performance of ISR analysis:

1. Human Signatures: Develop technologies to sense and exploit human bio-signatures at the molecular and macro level

2. Human Trust and Interaction: Develop technologies that improve human-to-human and human-to-machine interactions

    a) Human Insight and Trust

    b) Human Language Technologies

3. Human Analyst Augmentation: Develop technologies to enhance ISR analyst performance and to test the efficacy of newly developed ISR technologies within a simulated operational environment

    a) Analyst Test Bed

    b) ISR Analyst Performance Program

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 2/10/23, 5 PM EST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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NOI: W911W6-18-R-0005: Broad Agency Announcement for Applied Aviation Technologies

To enhance and sustain the Army Aviation there is the overarching mission to develop, demonstrate and transition critical technologies.

Specific research areas under this opportunity include:

- Aircraft & Occupant Survivability

- Maintainability & Sustainability

- Unmanned & Optionally Manned Systems

Each call for a research area will detail solicitation topics, any changes to evaluation criteria and proposal preparation instructions, and a submission deadline.

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: TBD

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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FA9453-17-S-0005: Research Options for Space Enterprise Technologies (ROSET)

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicle Directorate (RV) is open for proposal submissions regarding advancing states of technology and knowledge to support aspects of space systems. Efforts will include basic and advanced research, component and technology development, prototyping, and system development and demonstration.

A full list of the topic areas can be found here but relevant technical areas include: 

- Space solar array architecture, power generation, energy storage and distribution

- Cyber-security/trust of software, components, and subsystems for assured space operations

- Decision support systems, analytics, automation, and user interface tools and test beds

- Electronic materials, devices, and architectures from the transistor to the system level

While this BAA will be open for 5 years from the published date, no proposals should be submitted against this base line BAA. Proposal due dates and times will be specified in each call.

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 11/29/22

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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Activating Global Citizenship: Building the Next Generation of Global Citizens for the Global Goals

The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is seeking innovators to devise and demonstrate ways to positively engage young people (under the age of 30) in Global Citizenship at scale and in depth. This challenge is about testing and implementing concepts and strategies to engage young people in efforts to reduce inequality related to the first six Global Goals:

Goal 1: No poverty

Goal 2: Zero hunger

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Goal 4: Quality education

Goal 5: Gender equality

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Investigators are invited to propose innovative and creative solutions that uses new knowledge to positively engage young people in one or more of these goals in both scale and depth. The focus can be local, but to support Global Citizenship for the Global Goals they must also link in a clear way to efforts elsewhere - at a regional, national or global level. The initial phase, which would be funded under this initiative, must demonstrate a path to a more sustainable and scalable program. It must collect quantitative data to inform decision making for follow-on funding.

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 5/2/18, 11:30 AM PDT

For more information, visit gcgh.grandchallenges.org

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N00014-18-R-SN05: Advancing Artificial Intelligence for the Naval Domain

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in focusing attention on particular areas of interest to advance artificial intelligence for future naval applications. Topics of interest under this opportunity are:

1. Integration of Domain Knowledge and Machine Learning- Integration of knowledge can not only overcome current shortcomings of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning and Deep Learning but also expedite development of versatile agents that can perform robustly and explain their actions.

2. Artificial Intelligence in support of Collaborative Complex Decision-Making- Due to the high consequence, strategic and tactical decision-making that occurs within the military, there is a need for support systems that will assist with tasks of complex decision-making and accelerate and enable commanders and staff to make high quality decisions.

3. Decentralized Perception and Planning in Dynamic Environments- New methods are needed to address issues with current techniques, thus addressing the need for new perception and planning methods that allow for rapid understanding by focusing on what is relevant and informative within complex and cluttered environments.

While white papers are not required, they are strongly encouraged to give a sense of whether or not concepts are likely to be funded.

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission: 3/22/18

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 5/11/18

For more information visit grants.gov

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FA8750-18-S-7006: Enterprise Architecture Solutions Technology (EAST)

The Air Force Research Laboratory (ARFL) aims to provide the CIA with the abilities to enable access to data, knowledge-based information, and model-based reasoning to meet their operational needs. There is particular focus on researching innovative and disruptive technologies and methods for the sharing of information, software, and services . The EAST BAA will allow interfacing with enterprise frameworks and standards to maximize the re-use of components while providing a more cohesive and complete situational awareness and assessment of activities in U.S. missions

Areas of interests include:

1. Security

2. Assured cloud computing use

3. System integration to achieve optimal operations

4. Mobile cloud framework

5. Application Service Technologies

6. Mission Service Technologies

7. Organizational Compliancy

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 5/1/18, 2 PM EST

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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N00014-18-S-F005: FY 2018 Manufacturing Engineering Education Program

The Manufacturing Engineering Education Program supports industry-relevant, manufacturing-focused engineering training at institutions of higher education, industry, and nonprofits across the country. The program aims to establish new or enhance current programs to prepare current and next-generation manufacturing workforce to produce military systems and components for improved technological capabilities.

Applicants should focus on manufacturing education towards one or more of the following technologies: manufacturing of ligthweight structures; systems and materials; robotics for manufacturing; manufacturing to exploit nanotechnology; manufacturing of components and systems for power generation; storage, or distribution; manufacturing of multi-functional electronics and/or optical devices.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 5/16/18, 12 PM EST

For more information visit grants.gov

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W911QX-16-R-0015: Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

The Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) is looking to fund research that has the potential of new technologies and advanced capabilities to create operational strategic effects such as deterrence, power projection, cost imposition, surprise and overmatch.

Areas of Interest include:

1. Autonomous Systems

2. Deep Learning

3. Cyber

4. Cross-Domain Kill Chains

5. Non-traditional Defense Technologies

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 6/16/21, 12 PM EST

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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Institute for the Science of Origins Opportunity

The Institute for the Science of Origins is looking to award a high-impact multidisciplinary research project up to $300,000 per year for up to 4 years. Research problems can range from 100% basic non-applied science to very technological product or process focused research. Applicants are encouraged to submit their research project descriptions as soon as possible.

Submission Details:

Submissions sent to glenn.starkman@case.edu should include the following information: a brief descriptive title, 3-4 line description of the research problem, and a 1-2 line statement of potential impact.

For more information, visit origins.case.edu

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Electricity Markets Workshops

Case Western Reserve University and the Electric Power Research Institute have developed a course that teaches the fundamental principles governing electricity market operation and pricing dynamics.The course will review material such as the electrical power system infrastructure, reliability operation, and the locational marginal cost-based pricing mechanism underlying the wholesale electricity market design. The course includes interactive market simulation exercises using an online electricity market simulator capable of playing realistic market clearing scenarios with access to this tool six months after the course ends.

Event Details:

Event Dates: 10/22/18-10/23/18

Event Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

For more information visit the page here.

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Spring 2018 Grants Conference

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will be having its semi-annual NSF Grants Conference to share learning opportunities for new faculty, researchers and administrators curious about various current issues at NSF. NSF program officers representing NSF directorates will be available to provide information about specific funding opportunities and answer questions.

Event Details:

Event Dates: 6/4/18-6/5/18

Event Location: Detroit, Michigan

For more information visit nsfgrantsconferences.com

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Building Technologies Office 2018 Peer Review

The Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) will be having its 6th annual review reviewing the BTO's current research, development, validation and system integration projects. Experts will evaluate the progress and contributions of projects towards the BTO's overall missions and goals and use these review to improve and determine current efforts and projects to design future opportunities. 

Event Details:

Event Dates: 4/30/18-5/3/18

Event Location: Arlington, Virginia

For more information visit energy.gov

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POWER for Economic Diversity in Appalachia

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is hosting a free workshop focusing on the available funding to help Appalachia's coal-impacted communities develop various and stronger economies through the POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative. Workshops will involve developing a competitive funding proposal, the latest research surrounding coal-impacted communities, case studies of successful instances of POWER, and networking.

Event Details:

Event Dates and Locations: All workshops run from 9-3:30 PM.

1. California, Pennsylvania: 2/14/18

2. Greenville, South Carolina: 2/20/18

3. Daniels, West Virginia: 2/28/18

4. Hazard, Kentucky: 3/8/18

5. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: 3/14/18

For more information visit cvent.com

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American-Made Challenge: The Solar Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are working together to launch the first prize challenge with the American-Made Challenge. The Solar Prize program aims to accelerate the development of new solar technologies and solutions that will advance the solar industry. The program also gives the opportunity to network with experts, fabricators, develops and entrepreneurs within the field.

Submission Details:

Program Dates: TBD

For more information visit americanmadechallenge.org

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Sustainable Solid Waste Management Practices

The EREF aims to support the sustainability movement that has reached business models of industries across the country by funding research that addresses all areas of integrated solid waste management and have a particular focus towards increasing sustainable solid waste management practices.

Research Topic areas include:

1. Waste minimization

2. Recycling

3. Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, or other useful products

4. Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses

5. Landfilling

A number of topics may require discussion and approval before submitting a pre-proposal such as: development of life-cycle/process models to evaluate solid waste, evaluation of specific applications of pyrolysis/gasification to manage niche/minor waste streams, development of specific gasification/pyrolysis techniques or technologies, and use of algae to create biofuels from waste.

Submission Details:

Pre-Proposal Submission Due Date: 6/1/18, 5 PM EST

For more information visit erefdn.org

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Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel The opportunity emphasizes collaboration between a company an university/research institute, one from the U.S. and one from Israel and encourages significant commercial potential with the project outcome leading to commercialization. Topic areas include Solar and Wind Power, Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels, Smart Grid, Water-Energy Nexus, Advanced Manufacturing, and any additional areas that fall under Renewable  Energy and Energy Efficiency.

Submission Details:

Executive Summary Submission Due Date: 7/6/18

Proposals Submission Due Date: 8/21/18

For more information visit birdf.com

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Energy and Environment

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Energy and Environment program aims to learn more about novel research areas and advance understanding about the effects of new energy technologies on the quality of life. Research questions of interest include energy sources, transmission and distribution, energy use, new energy technologies, the economics of energy transmission and distribution, big data, energy efficiency, and transportation. Grant seekers can submit a letter of inquiry for a relevant program to the appropriate program director and when reviewed, may be invited to submit a formal grant proposal.

Submission Details:

Proposals Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information visit sloan.org

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Sustaining Ohio's Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING)

The SOARING request for proposal aims to address challenges and expand Ohio's leadership in research, development, and sustainment for unmanned air systems, personal air vehicles, and logistics delivery air vehicles. The program will fund projects that align with the needs identified by Federal, State, and commercial stakeholders such as performance, safety, and technology domains.

Submission Details:

White Papers Submission Due Date: 3/07/18, 2 PM EST

Proposals Submission Due Date: 5/18/18, 2 PM EST

For more information visit ohiofrn.org

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Innovation and Research 3D Printing Grant

Due to the limitless number of applications of 3D printing within research, the FormLabs Education Grant is giving the opportunity for a research facility to receive a Form 2 3D printer. Applications should include a detailed project outline or proposal describing the benefit of using 3D printing technology. With no application deadline, one 3D printer package will be awarded to a lab per quarter.

Application Details:

Application Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information visit americamakes.us

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FA8750-17-S-7003: Full Spectrum Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Cyber Operations Technology

The Air Force Research Laboratory is soliciting white papers for research, development, integration, testing and evaluation of technologies and techniques to expand cyber operations technologies. Approaches should consider operational, contingency planning, along with technology and approaches to better equip the warfighter. Research areas of interest include integration, improving coordination, and advancing the capability to conduct cyberspace operations in various environments.

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 12/3/18

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) - Data and Software

The Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) program encompasses four classes, but this opportunity requests proposals for only two: Elements and Framework Implementations.

Elements include both Data Elements and Software Elements and aim to award groups that will create and deploy robust capabilities for which there is a demonstrated need that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering.

Framework Implementations include both Data Frameworks and Software Frameworks and target larger teams organized around developing and applying common infrastructure to solve common research problems in one or more areas of science and engineering.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 4/18/18

For more information visit nsf.gov

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2018 Nuclear Deterrence Operations IR&D Technology Interchange  Meetings

The event will allow experts of the nuclear community to engage with industry to address Innovation, Science and Technology (S&T) advancements and IR&D investments to continuously engage and update the community. Participants will be involved in discussions regarding companies' IR&D investments on nuclear deterrence and addressing challenges surrounding the following capability development areas: Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3), Strategic Deterrence -- Air (SDA), and Strategic Deterrence -- Ground (SDG).

Event Details:

Event Dates: 5/7/18-5/11/18

Location: Kirtland Air Force Base, NM

IR&D Abstract Submission Due Date: 2/12/18

For more information visit the event page here

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USSOCOM_BAATALOS16: BAA Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS)

TALOS aims to develop technologies to enhance mission execution and accelerate the delivery of innovative capabilities to the operator. These goals support the overarching vision to drastically improve the operator's survivability and capability by spanning efforts across multiple capability and technology maturity areas. Technology areas of interest include Survivability, Exoskeleton Platform, Operator Interface, Visual Augmentation Systems, Situational Awareness, Targeting, Mission Planning and Execution, C41, Power and Energy, and Human Factors.

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 12/22/18

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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Expeditions in Computing

The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has established this program to allow the CISE research and education community the opportunity to pursue innovative research that have the potential to define the future of computing and information. Collaboration between departments or institutions are encouraged to combine talents and perspectives to develop transformative research for promising discoveries in the field.

Submission Details:

Pre-Proposal Submission Due Date: 4/25/18, 5 PM Local

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 1/16/19, 5 PM Local

For more information visit nsf.gov

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CMMI Program

The Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) of the Engineering Directorate is accepting proposals to be submitted to the CMMI core programs. Proposals relevant and help catalyze new scientific discoveries and directions in one of the four Big Ideas are of interest:

1. Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future

2. Navigating the New Arctic

3. Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering

4. Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Window Dates: 9/1/18-9/15/18

For more information visit nsf.gov

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MegaRust 2018

MegaRust is an annual event with a focus on Navy corrosion issues and providing an opportunity for current information on programs, policies, standards, Fleet experience, and sharing of information on technologies and strategies to control corrosion. The event will consist of a forum with participants from various fields such as government, industry, and academia with diverse backgrounds in R&D, design, maintenance, and operation surrounding corrosion. Participants also have the opportunity to present or submit a technical paper to share information regarding products and solutions towards corrosion control.

Event Details:

Abstract Submission Due Date: 2/9/18

Event Dates: 5/22/18-5/24/18

Location: San Diego, CA

For more information visit the event page here.

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W911NF-17-S-0002: Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

The Army Research Office (ARO) is soliciting research proposals in the engineering, physical, life, and information sciences and will be evaluated only for fundamental scientific study and experimentation towards advancing the scientific state of the art or increasing basic knowledge and understanding. Proposals are expected to have the potential to produce discoveries and deliver a significant impact on enabling new and improved Army operational capabilities and related technologies.

Several research interests for this BAA include:

- Engineering Sciences

     1. Mechanical Sciences

     2. Electronics

     3. Materials Sciences

- Information Sciences

     1. Computing Sciences

     2. Mathematical Sciences

     3. Network Sciences

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 3/31/22, 5 PM EST

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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USSOCOM-BAAST-2015: Advancement of Technologies for Use by Special Operations Forces BAA

USSOCOM has a long-term goal to develop necessary technologies to satisfy the mission requirements of Special Operations Forces (SOF). This will help accelerate delivery of innovative technologies to the SOF warfighter and overcome current challenges: 1) trade space between weight, protection, power, and mobility 2) cost and 3) system component integration.

Technology areas of relevant interest include: 

- Primary batteries

- Rechargeable batteries

- Solar

- Fuel Cells

- Energy Harvesting

- Hybrid systems

Submission Details:

Quad Chart & White Paper Submission Due Date: 9/30/18

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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BAA0004-16: Battery Network for Manufacturing Technology R&D

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is looking to provide logistics support to the warfighter by specifically aiming to improve battery logistics by leveraging advanced manufacturing technologies. Research and development for this BAA include demonstrations for affordability, improved battery manufacturing and operation, cost reduction, and improved product availability. Potential breakthroughs through these fields will develop solutions that improve the capabilities of delivering batteries to the warfighter in ready-to-use states with better shelf life, increased performance and safety, and lower cost and lead time.

Areas of interest include:

- Manufacturing and Automation Innovations

- Optimization of Design for Manufacturability

- Process Improvements

- Battery Standardization

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 8/21/21, 5 PM EST

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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DE-FOA-0001810: Energy Frontier Research Centers

In order to address the research needs to provide the foundations of new energy technologies, the Energy Frontier Research Centers program aims to bring together teams of scientists to tackle these challenges and accelerate transformative advances. The basic research needs for various fields have been identified, such as quantum materials, catalysis science, synthesis science, instrumentation science, next-generation energy storage, future nuclear energy, and energy-water issues. The previously mentioned topics have been emphasized by the Department of Energy, and while still within the scope of this program, the following topics have been deemphasized: solar photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, and solid-state lighting.

Submission Details:

Pre-Application Submission Due Date: 1/31/18, 5 PM EST

Full Application Submission Due Date: 4/11/18

For more information visit grants.gov

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

With the growing applications and potential impacts of robots, the National Robotics Initiative 2.0 (NRI 2.0) is interested in research focusing on the seamless incorporation of robots into daily aspects of life, or development of ubiquitous collaborative robots. To achieve this goal, the program has four research areas that aim to advance this technology:

1. Scalability- how robots can effectively collaborate as they increase their presence and includes coordination with other humans or robots

2. Customizability- ability of robots to easily adapt to new situations and people, allowing them to learn about different environments and tasks with little to no changes in the underlying hardware and software

3. Lowering barriers to entry- broadening access of robots to the larger research community, students, and entrepreneurs through resources that can be easily used and developed

4. Societal impact- addressing the effects of robots within the social, economic, educational, ethical, and legal contexts and how they change the overall quality of life to better direct optimal robot behavior

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 2/5/19, 5 PM Local

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)

In order to continuously develop and advance cyberinfrastructure (CI), the CyberTraining program is looking for innovative approaches to address needs and unresolved issues within the scientific and engineering research workforce. In order to prepare and develop the research workforce and ensure adoption of CI tools and methods with integration of CI into the education curriculum, this program focuses on broadening and developing accessible CI resources The program aims to achieve its goals by:

1. Increasing or deepening accessibility of methods and resources of advanced CI and of computational and data science and engineering by a wide range of scientific disciplines and institutions with lower levels of CI adoption

2. Harnessing the capabilities of larger segments of diverse underrepresented groups

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 1/25/19, 5 PM Local

For more information visit nsf.gov

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TechConnect World Innovation Conference

The TechConnect World Innovation Conference is an event that aims to commercialize innovations from the lab and into the market, and focuses on technologies and findings from government and academic laboratories around the world. The event includes reviews of early-stage companies, speakers and presentations on the latest technologies and findings, and encompasses the 2018 SBIR/STTR National Conference and Nanotech 2018.

Event Details:

Dates: 5/13/18-5/16/18

Location: Anaheim, CA

For more information, visit techconnectworld.com

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NOI: NNH16ZCQ001K-ISRU: NextSTEP-2 BAA: In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Technology

NASA intends to release an Appendix to the (Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (NextSTEP-2) Broad Agency Announcement for proposals to advance In Situ Resource Utilization capabilities. The solicitation aims to identify resources in space use them to minimize reliance on resources from Earth, reduce costs, and enable sustainable and affordable space transportation and surface operations. In order to become "Earth Independent", NASA is looking for proposals that introduce design, fabrication, and testing of components and subsystems for acquisition and processing of extraterrestrial resources into water, oxygen, and fuel.

Application Details:

Application Release Date: TBD

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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N00014-18-S-F003: FY 18 Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce Program

The Office of Naval Research is looking to expand and develop the STEM workforce within the Navy and Marine Corps. Potential solutions should consider how to improve education systems and communities to have impactful STEM educational experiences and address secondary education, post-secondary, informal science, and current naval STEM workforce communities. Projects should be innovative, cultivate diversity, and incorporate one of the following scope areas:

- Develop and implement exploratory pilot projects that seek to create new education experiences within education and training communities

- Develop larger cohesive STEM education and training activities that strengthen the capacity of regional communities and stakeholders to improve STEM education and training- 

- Establish meetings of stakeholders that must seek to connect relevant people and organizations to explicitly develop broader projects for impacting entire communities

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 4/2/18-7/31/18, 5 PM EST

Full Application Submission Due Date: 9/28/18

For more information visit onr.navy.mil

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Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)

The CMMT program aims to advance and encourages innovative research in theoretical and computational materials research. New approaches in materials research, such as incorporating data-centric methods utilizing data analytics or machine learning and techniques that advance conceptual understanding of materials and materials-related phenomena are of interest. Topical areas covered by this program include Condensed Matter Physics, Ceramics, Electronic and Photonic Materials, Metals and Metallic Nanostructures, and Solid State and Materials Chemistry.

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: Open

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2018 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2018 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR) will be held on June 13-15, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

The AMR provides an opportunity for the Program to obtain expert peer reviews of the projects it supports and to report its accomplishments and progress. During the AMR, reviewers evaluate the Program's projects and make recommendations; DOE uses these evaluations, along with other review processes, to make project funding decisions for the upcoming fiscal year. The review also provides a forum for promoting collaborations, the exchange of ideas, and technology transfer. In 2017, approximately 1,800 participants attended, and more than 380 experts peer-reviewed 150 of the Program's projects. The reports summarizing the results and comments from the past AMR reviews are available on DOE's website.

Event Details:

Dates: 6/13/18-6/15/18

Location: Washington, D.C.

For more information, visit energy.gov

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Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)

Utilization fo data and the infrastructure to manipulate information has helped advance scientific and engineering disciplines. The CDS&E program aims to identify, develop, and encourage the application of novel data analysis methods to capitalize on potential opportunities for major breakthroughs. Proposals should focus on the dependence on the development, adaptation, and utilization of the capabilities from the advancement of both research and infrastructure in computation and data. Accepted proposals can come from any area of research that fall within one of the directorates supported by the program:

1. Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

2. Directorate for Engineering

3. Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date:11/15/17 - 11/15/18

For more information visit nsf.gov

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NAMRC 46

The 46th North American Research Conference (NAMRC 46) will allow international researcher and manufactures to meet and discuss manufacturing research, innovations, and developments in cyber-physical systems and materials processing. The event will include various activities such as panels, presentations, and industry tours.

Event Details:

Dates: 6/18/18-6/22/18

For more information visit sme.org

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BAA-0001-17: Emergent R&D

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is looking to support advancements in the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding in particular fields. One particular topic of interest is Energy Research which include the following areas:

1. Development of new analytical methods, or improvements to existing methods, designed to determine product quality or identify anomalies

2. Enhancing military adoption and use of fuel products derived from alternatives to petroleum

3. Development of renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, hydro, geothermal) for military and government use

4. Improvements to DoD fuel storage, handling and distribution systems

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 4/29/19

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Fundamental Research in the Quantitative Representation of Microstructures (QRM)

The Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation of the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation is looking for research proposals for multidisciplinary teams to transform the fundamental understanding of structural materials through the Quantitative Representation of Microstructures (QRM). The current tools for simulation and prediction of materials behavior are strongly dependent on the input microstructures. In order to increase their accuracy and precision, this call for proposals aims to address fundamental questions related to Materials microstructure, properties, and performance through development tools for the QRM.

Submission Details:

Submission Due Date: open

For more information visit nsf.gov

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HR001117S0048: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide

I2O is looking to support unconventional approaches that have the potential to bring revolutionary change to established practices within information systems. Proposals should look into innovative approaches that initiate advances in science, devices, or systems and research that investigates evolutionary improvement to current technologies are excluded. Solutions that are creative and agile in terms of both the technologies and structure of the approach are encouraged

Research proposals should be relevant to one of these topics of interest:

1. Symbiosis 

2. Analytics

3. Cyber

Submission Details:

Submission Due Date: 8/31/18, 12 PM EST

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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Industry Growth Forum

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is hosting its Industry Growth Forum to allow growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their innovations and businesses to investors and other entrepreneurs to develop partnering opportunities and develop strategic investments. Start-up companies are also encouraged to apply to present at this event. This opportunity allows for expert review along with mentoring and business support and various other networking opportunities.

Event Details:

Dates: 5/3/18-5/4/18

Presentation Application Due: December 2017

For more information visit nrelforum.com

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BAA-AFRL-RQKMA-2016-0007: Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Functional Materials and Applications 

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is soliciting white papers and cost proposals revolving around functional materials technologies ranging from materials and scientific discovery to technology development and transition. 

Areas of Interest include:

1. Nanoelectronic Materials Core Competencies

     i) Agile Radio Frequency Electronic Materials

     ii) Integrated Photonics & Opto-electronic Materials & Processing

2. Soft Matter Materials Core Competencies

     i) Flexible Materials and Devices   

     ii) Biomaterials Materials and Processes

3. Photonic Materials Core Competencies

     i) Optical Materials and Processes

     ii) Hardened Materials and Processing

     iii) Photonic Materials

4. Rapid Research and Development for Warfighter Needs Core Competency 

     i) Rapid Research and Development for Warfighter Needs

Submission Details:

White Paper Due Date: 4/19/21

Proposal Due Date: Provided in response to submission of White Paper

For more information visit grants.gov

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N00014-18-S-B001: FY18 Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

The Office of Naval Research is interested in proposals with the potential to advance and improve Navy and Marine Corps operations. Prior to preparing a proposal, it is strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Naval Research point of contact depending on the department of interest.

Submission Details:

Proposal Due Date: 9/28/18

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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17-521: Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS)

The Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability at the Department of Energy (DOE) is working with the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research projects that develop improved techniques to model, simulate, predict and control power system behavior of the power grid. Such insight into the mathematical and statistical algorithms can transform the design of improved systems to increase the security, reliability, and efficiency of the modern power grid.

Submission Details:

Full Application Due Date: 2/13/2019 

For more information visit nsf.gov

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N6893617R0053: Open Broadcast Agency Announcement

This open BAA is looking for proposals in aerospace research focusing on weapons and aerospace technologies directly supporting naval science along with air warfare and naval weapons applications aligned with current and future naval capability gaps and innovative naval prototypes.

Areas of Interest Include:

1. Energetic Materials

2. Advanced combustion

3. High-energy dense oxidizers

4. Batteries and power systems

Submission Details:

Full Application Due Date: 9/25/2018 

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Irma

With the second major hurricane- Hurricane Irma -to strike the U.S. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is encouraging proposals that seek to address the challenges related to Hurricane Irma. NSF will also support research projects whose results may enable the country to better prepare for, respond to, recover from or mitigate future catastrophic events.

Multiple type of proposals may be submitted:

RAPID- Proposals focusing on project with severe urgency regarding to availability of, or access to, data, facilities, or specialized equipment. There is a maximum funding request of $200,000 for one year.

EAGER- Proposals to conduct research representing exploratory work that is untested, but potentially transformative. Funding requests may be up to $300,000 for up to two years.

Supplemental funding to existing rewards may also be requested.

Application Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: Accepted at any time

For more information visit nsf.gov

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Open Innovation Fund (OIF)

The OIF provides funding to demonstrate the benefits of SiC and GaN technologies. This opportunity aims to target key time-sensitive gaps in the Institute's portfolio that are too urgent to be postponed and address technology barriers not current addressed by other projects. The OIF offers an opportunity to propose innovative projects to make WBG semiconductor technologies cost competitive and accelerate the adoption of SiC and GaN based components.

Application Details:

Proposal Due Date: Open

For more information visit poweramericainstitute.org

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HR001117S0048: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement

The Information Innovation Office (I2O), an office of DARPA, sponsors basic and applied research in three thrust areas to ensure information advantage for the US and its allies: 

Symbiosis: This portfolio develops technologies to enable machines to understand speech and extract information contained in diverse media to learn, reason, and apply knowledge gained through experience, and to respond intelligently to new and unforseen events. 

Analytics: This work explores fundamental mathematical and computational issues such as complexity and scalability and develops applications in high-impact areas such as intelligence, software engineering and command and control. 

Cyber: This portfolio focuses on high-end cyber threats, including advanced persistent threats, and other sophisticated threats to embedded computing systems, cyber-physical systems, enterprise information systems and critical national infrastructure. 

I2O seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge accepted assumptions, and have th potential to radically  change established practice. Proposed research should investigate  innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. 

Application Details:

Abstract Due Date:7/12/18

Proposal Due Date: 8/31/18

For more information visit fedbizopps.gov

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NSF-17-585: Innovations in Graduate Education 

The Innovations in Graduate Education program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate training. The program seeks to explore ways for graduate students in research-based masters and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. This program focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing and validating potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. 

Application Details:

Proposals Due: 9/27/2018

For more information visit nsf.gov 

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Dear Colleague Letter: Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE)

The Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) pilot seeks to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research. INSPIRE has no targeted themes and serves as a funding mechanism for proposals that are required both to be interdisciplinary and to exhibit potentially transformative research (IDR and PTR, respectively). Complementing existing NSF efforts, INSPIRE was created to handle proposals whose:

  • Scientific advances lie outside the scope of a single program or discipline, such that substantial funding support from more than one program or discipline is necessary.

  • Lines of research promise transformational advances.

  • Prospective discoveries reside at the interfaces of disciplinary boundaries that may not be recognized through traditional review or co-review.

To receive funding as an INSPIRE-appropriate project, all three criteria must be met. INSPIRE is not intended to be used for interdisciplinary projects that can be accommodated within other NSF funding mechanisms or that continue well-established practices. The implementation of the INSPIRE pilot is based on two overarching goals:

Goal 1) To emphasize to the science, mathematics, engineering and education research community that NSF is welcoming to bold, unconventional ideas incorporating creative interdisciplinary approaches. INSPIRE seeks to attract unusually creative high-risk/high-reward "out of the box" interdisciplinary proposals.

Goal 2) To provide NSF Program Officers (POs) with additional tools and support to engage in cross-cutting collaboration and risk-taking in managing their awards portfolios.

Application Details:

Submission Date: continuous

For more information visit nsf.gov

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A--FY 17 Research and Development (R and D) for Facility Systems

This announcement seeks out technologies and methodologies that are new, innovative, advance the state-of-the-art, or increase knowledge or understanding to support NAVFAC EXWC/Public Works (PW) Business Line. NAVFAC EXWC/PW reduces total facility ownership costs by standardizing best technical practices, solutions, material, and processes to support the lifecycle of Navy and Marine Corps facilities while meeting operational and readiness requirements.

These divisions support the PW Business Line through NAVFAC Subject Matter Experts who provide technical solutions for naval facilities, reducing costs with emphasis on Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) goals of reducing energy consumption, increased renewable energy use, and increased energy resiliency. Energy related functions within the PW Business Line include: testing and evaluation of energy storage technologies, micro-grids, critical power, fuel cells, local generation, alternative fueled vehicles, energy savings performance contracting, renewable energy, building efficiency, water conservation, and utility infrastructure studies and improvements.

Technologies and methodology shall address one of the following topic areas:

1) Renewable Energy:RDT and E of technologies related to the generation of energy and power from renewable resources to include but not limited to: a) wind energy; b) solar energy; c) wave energy; d) waste energy; e) geothermal energy; and f) biomass.

2) Energy Storage:RDT and E of technologies related to energy storage to include but not limited to: a) electro-chemical batteries; b) mechanical systems; c) thermal storage; e) hydrogen and other chemical gases; and f) liquid fuel.

3) Building Efficiency and Cost Savings:RDT and E of technologies related to building energy efficiency, water conservation, and cost savings. Technologies of interest include but are not limited to: a) HVAC systems; b) building insulation; c) lighting; d) windows; e) building digital data control and SCADA systems; and f) water conservation and filtration.

4) Microgrids and Smart Grids:RDT and E of technologies related to micro-grids, smart grids, and power management to include but not limited to: a) cybersecurity; b) utility grid power quality improvement; c) power grid resiliency and UPS; d) power distribution and transmission; and e) grid simulation, modeling and characterization.

5) Alternative Fuel Vehicles:RDT and E of technologies related to the advancement or alternative uses of a) electric vehicles; b) hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; c) hybrid electric vehicles; d) natural gas powered vehicles; and e) biofuel vehicles.

6) Distributed Power Generation:RDT and E of technologies that would advance and facilitate the implementation of local distributed power generation devices, to include but not limited to: a) fuel cells; b) micro-turbines; c) Alternative and green energy combustion power plants including flex-fuel and biofuel technologies; and d) combined heat and power.

Submission Details:

Applications Due: 7/24/2018

For more information visit fbo.gov

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Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

Economic Development Assistance funding is provided to rural and urban communities in distressed regions to support the implementation of regional economic development. The goal is to spur job creation, leverage private capital investments, and strengthen America's ability to compete in a global marketplace.

Funding Available for:

1) Public Works Projects: help distressed communities build, design, or engineer critical infrastructure and facilities that will help implement regional development strategies (Water and sewer system improvements; Industrial parks; Shipping and logistics facilities; Workforce training facilities; Brownfield development; Telecommunications infrastructure and development facilities)

2) Economic Adjustment Assistance to Coal Communities: support communities and regions that have been negatively impacted by changes in the coal economy. Projects should produce multiple economic and workforce development outcomes (regional economic growth and diversification, new job creation, re-employment for displaced workers).

Submission Details:

Applications due: No deadline; awards made on 9/30/2017

For more information visit grants.gov

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Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs

The NSF Division of Materials Research (DMR) seeks research that focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena. DMR awards enable understanding of the electronic, atomic, and molecular structures, mechanisms, and processes that govern nanoscale to macroscale morphology and properties; manipulation and control of these properties; discovery of emerging phenomena of matter and materials; and creation of novel design, synthesis, and processing strategies that lead to new materials with unique characteristics. These discoveries and advancements transcend traditional scientific and engineering disciplines. The Division supports research and education activities in the United States through funding of individual investigators, teams, centers, facilities, and instrumentation.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 11/1/18 5PM Local

For more information visit grants.gov

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NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF), with participation the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Fusion Energy Sciences are continuing the joint Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering. The goal of the initiative is to enhance basic plasma research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies. The current solicitation also encourages submission of proposals to perform basic plasma experiments at NSF and DOE supported user facilities, such as the Basic Plasma Science Facility at the University of California, Los Angeles and facilities located at DOE national laboratories, designed to serve the needs of the broader plasma community.

Plasma Physics is a study of matter and physical systems whose intrinsic properties are governed by collective interactions of large ensembles of free charged particles. 99.9% of the visible Universe is thought to consist of plasmas. The underlying physics of the collective behavior in plasmas has applications to space physics and astrophysics, materials science, applied mathematics, fusion science, accelerator science, and many branches of engineering.

Areas of Focus

  • Chaos, Turbulence and Self-Organization in Plasmas

  • Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems in Plasmas

  • Dusty Plasmas

  • Non-neutral Plasmas

  • Flows and Magnetic Fields in Plasmas, their Interaction and Interpenetration

  • Intense Field Matter Interactions in Plasmas

  • Advanced Methods for Plasma Modeling and Simulation

  • Plasma Diagnostics

  • Control of Plasma Processes

  • Study of Plasma Reactors for Chemical Production

  • Plasma Surface Interactions, Plasma Modification, Synthesis and Processing of Materials

  • Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas, Microplasmas, and Plasmas in Environmental Science and Technology

  • Astrophysical and Solar Plasmas, Plasmas in Interplanetary Space, Earth and Other Planetary Magnetospheres and Atmospheres

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/19/18

For more information visit nsf.gov

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OTS Call 7 - 3D Dynamic Mapping Call

DHS is seeking a 3D dynamic mapping and visualization technology to that provides the First Responder responding to an incident with situational awareness regarding the interior landscape of buildings.

Areas of interest:

1) Dynamic Mapping and Visualization of Building Interiors The technology should provide First Responders and ICs the ability to render 3D dynamic mapping and visualization of indoor areas in terms of architectural and semantic information in real time. The objective is to identify and report data to include major structural components, such as doorways, walls, and windows, and to do so quickly.

2) Dynamic Capture and Rendering of Structural Changes The technology should have the ability to capture structural changes as they occur inside the various building structures and render that information to an individual who is outside of the building.

3) Navigation and Tracking The technology should have the capability to accept and process location data from other technologies to include indoor tracking devices and network sensors. This helps in visually communicating the indoor spatial information, resulting in decreased routing uncertainty inside the structure and assistance in making more informed navigation strategies.

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 5/03/2018

For more information visit fbo.gov

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Science and Technology New Initiatives

The focus of this BAA is on discovering and accelerating innovations through three broad technical approaches that contribute to DOD-DTRA overarching research, development, technology, and engineering (RDT&E) goals.

1) Analytic investigations are studies that increase DTRA’s knowledge or understanding of emerging Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) threats and how DTRA might anticipate and counter them. The WMD threat spectrum includes: nuclear, radiological, biological, chemical and high-yield explosive (HE) weapons (including improvised threats); their up-stream acquisition, RDT&E and production; their storage, deployment and final disposition; strategic and tactical delivery systems, command and control; and their weapon effects if used.

2) Innovative capability research and development advances the state-of-the-art of DTRA’s technical capabilities and methods used to find, monitor, characterize, assess, plan against, deter, delay, disrupt, neutralize or destroy WMD at any point in their lifecycles.

3) Mission-oriented experiments are designed to model, simulate, test and/or evaluate analytic methods or technical capabilities intended to counter WMD threats, or to mitigate the risks/impacts that they pose to DTRA’s critical assets, operations or interests under operationally relevant conditions.

Submission Details:

Applications open through October 2021

For more information visit fbo.gov

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IARPA-Wide Research BAA

IARPA is soliciting proposals for research on topics that are not addressed by emerging or ongoing IARPA programs or other published IARPA solicitations. The BAA primarily, but not solely, seeks proposals for early stage research. IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research that has the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage.

Areas of Interest

1) Anticipatory Intelligence: Anticipatory intelligence focuses on characterizing and reducing uncertainty by providing decision makers with timely and accurate forecasts of significant global events. This BAA solicits research that explores or demonstrates the feasibility of revolutionary concepts that may deliver real-time indications and warning, in context, to support rapid, nuanced understanding by intelligence consumers.

2) Analysis: Analysis focuses on maximizing insights from the massive, disparate, unreliable and dynamic data that are – or could be – available to analysts, in a timely manner. IARPA is pursuing new sources of information from existing and novel data, and developing innovative techniques that can be utilized in the processes of analysis. Analysis research efforts are diverse across technical disciplines but have the following common features: (a) they create technologies that can earn the trust of the analyst user by providing the reasoning for results; and (b) they address data uncertainty and provenance explicitly.

3) Computing: Research in computing focuses on the IC’s ability to operate freely and effectively in an often hostile and increasingly interdependent and resource-constrained environment. While some of our challenges stem from adversary activity, others emerge coincidentally with changes in technology or business practices. Research efforts are most often not application-specific, but concentrate instead on creating the foundations of a powerful and robust infrastructure for the IC that can maintain its integrity over time. This BAA solicits research that explores or demonstrates the feasibility of revolutionary concepts in computation, trust establishment and maintenance, and detecting and deflecting hostile intent.

4) Collection: The goal is to dramatically improve the value of collected data from all sources by developing new sensor and transmission technologies, new collection techniques that more precisely target desired information, and means for collecting information from previously inaccessible sources. In addition, IARPA pursues new mechanisms for combining information gathered from multiple sources to enhance the quality, reliability, and utility of collected information.

5) Innovative Approaches to Estimation of Performance: To ensure sound science and objective evaluations of progress, IARPA programs place considerable emphasis on sound procedures to measure or estimate performance. The topic areas listed above (Anticipatory Intelligence, Analysis, Computing, and Collections) pose a challenge to measurement, and in some cases a program-level investment in one of these topics may depend on developing new and innovative approaches to estimating performance.

Submission Details:

Applications due: 5/2/2018

For more information visit fbo.gov

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DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement

The DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is pursuing high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and to transform these initiatives into disruptive technologies for U.S. national security. This BAA seeks innovative basic or applied research concepts that explore Physical and Natural Systems, Human-Machine and Social Systems, and/or Math and Computational Systems through the lens of below areas of focus.

Areas of Interest

1) Complexity Engineering: Understanding the principles of organization and control, the transformation or harnessing of complexity, and the implications of such methods. Ex: complex sensing networks to protect cities from chemical and biological threats; new strategies to protect natural resources; new concepts in war-gaming and conflict simulation; design, synthesis and characterization of materials trapped in non-equilibrium states.

2) Science of Design: The study of processes and methods of design (ways in which we transform a given state of the world into a preferred one using tools and technologies). Ex: the creation of novel optics with metamaterials; strategies for building microscopic, distributable cameras; design concepts in synthesis and use of non-linear materials; digital representations of engineering information that can anticipate failure, evolve, and merge with other designs; and mathematical optimization and its use in design.

3) Noosphere: Creating, measuring, and modeling foundational questions regarding humans, human-machine interactions, and society. Ex: understanding the limits of human perception; developing a more detailed understanding of human variability; and implications and applications of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.

4) Foundational limits: Creating, measuring, and modeling the boundaries of our current understanding of the sciences using scientific methods. Ex: understanding the limits of natural intelligence and boundaries of machine intelligence; establishing the limits of quantum effects; determining the limits of chemical-based propulsion.

5) New Foundations: Discovering new natural phenomena or developing entirely new approaches to address scientific or technical challenges. Ex: correlating effects of uncertainties in materials; development of knowledge and tools associated with designer metals; new human-computer interaction concepts that enable improved human-machine symbiotic decision-making; exploring alternative models to computation; strategies to leverage the Earth’s magnetic field; and new concepts in ultra-rapid and high-magnitude energy transduction.

Submission Details:

Abstracts due: 5/10/2018

Proposals due: 6/11/2018

For more information visit grants.gov

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Keck Research Program Grant

The Keck Foundation Research Program seeks to support projects in two specific areas medical research and science and engineering. They are open to assist projects that are distinct and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field.

Submission Details:

Phase I Application Submission Due Date: 5/1/18

For more information visit pivot.cos.com

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Reimagining Great Lakes Water Systems 

The Great Lakes Protection Fund is looking for new ideas, projects and cohorts of people to catalyze a transition to a new era of water systems. In this new era, the Fund envisions water systems that will increasingly: couple built and natural systems seemlessly, be valued as community assets, be smarter, enabled by technology, and be future proof, attracting creative ideas and entrepreneurial talent to meet the needs of changing demographics, new uses, new users and new stresses. 

The Fund is looking for project teams that will try a new approach to managing water that will cause other to change how they manage water. Teams are encouraged to try something new, by people who have never teamed up before, to rework the system in a way that makes better sense to everyone. 

Submission Details:

Proposals Due: Open 

For more information visit glpf.org

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BAA-RVDK-2017-0003: High Powered Electromagnetics (HPEM) Research Program (RDH-1)

This is the annual update to the five year BAA describing research interests for the High-Powered Electromagnetics Research program. Calls under this BAA will be issued in FedBizOpps to request proposals for specific research efforts. These Calls will encompass the six specific technical areas: 

Technical Area 1: HPEM Transition 

Technical Area 2: HPEM Cyber/Electronic Warfare (EW) Applications 

Technical Area 3: HPEM Effects

Technical Area 4: Electromagnetics (EM) Weapons Technology 

Technical Area 5: Numerical Simulation

Technical Area 6: NextGen HPEM

Submission Details:

For more information visit fbo.gov

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Energy Harvesting Fabrics 

The First Responders Group, established under the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security seeks innovative energy-harvesting smart fabric for technology for integration into the Next Generation First Responder Program. First responders are required to carry more equipment requiring a power source, requiring them to carry various batteries for the different pieces of equipment. As first responders already carry a heavy load, non-traditional power sources which reduce the logistical and weight burden are required 

Fabrics developed through this program should be developed to harness energy for the environment in which the first responder operates, and be able to be used for the manufacture of first responder garments without interfering with performance or appearance. 

Technical Topic Areas Are:

1. Daily Duty Uniform

2. Wildland Firefighter Ensemble

3. Structural Firefighter Turn-out Gear 

Submission Details:

 Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Quarterly deadlines are: July 28, 2017; October 27, 2017; January 26, 2018; May 3, 2018

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Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation (SOF AT&L-SR) Appendix G-1 v17.1

This program's mission is to discover, evaluate, and transition technologies to provide an asymmetric advantage for Special Operations Forces (SOF) to accelerate the delivery of innovative capabilities to the SOF warfighter. Technology areas of interest include the following:

1. TAGS

2. Biometrics

3. Forensics

4. Sigint

5. Geoint and Imint Advanced Geospatial + Imagery Exploitation

6. Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities

7. Obfuscated Data Transport Systems/Architectures

8. Low-vis Communications

9. Technical Support Systems

Submission Details:

September 9, 2018

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Thermal Transport Processes

The Thermal Transport Processes program is included in the Transport Phenomena cluster. This particular program encourages engineering research projects that build the foundation for new discoveries in thermal transport phenomena. Projects should develop new fundamental knowledge or combine existing knowledge in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer to probe new areas of innovation. Proposals are encouraged to combine analytical, experimental, numerical efforts geared towards understanding thermal phenomena. Collaborative and interdisciplinary proposals are of interest. Areas of interest include the following:

1. Convection/Diffusion/Radiation

2. Thermodynamics

3. Bio- Heat and Mass Transport

4. Nano-, Micro- and Meso-thermics

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18 - 10/22/18

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Process Separations

The Process Separations program is included in the Chemical Process Systems cluster. This particular program supports research in novel methods and materials for separation processes such as those central to the chemical, biochemical, bioprocessing, materials, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. Proposals that address long standing challenges and emerging research areas and technologies, possess a high degree of interdisciplinary work, and the integration of education as well as research are highly encouraged. Areas of interest include the following:

1. Design of scalable mass separating agents and/or a mechanistic understanding of the interfacial thermodynamics and transport phenomena that relate to purification of gases, chemicals, or water

2. Design or improvement of mass separation agents or processes that are based upon and advance transport principles

3. Downstream purification of biologically derived chemicals for increased throughput

4. Field (flow, magnetic, electrical) induced separations and other innovative approaches that address a significant reduction in energy

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: Open

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Particulate and Multiphase Processes

The Particulate and Multiphase Processes program is included in the Transport Phenomena cluster. The objective of this particular program is to promote fundamental research in physico-chemical phenomena that govern particulate and multiphase systems; this includes the flow of suspensions, drops and bubbles, granular and granular-fluid flows, behavior of micro- and nanostructured fluids, and self-assembly/directed-assembly processes that involve particulates. This program encourages research to improve the basic understanding of particulate and multiphase processes with an emphasis on research that demonstrates how particle-scale phenomena affect the behavior and dynamics of larger-scale systems. Proposals that are collaborative and interdisciplinary are encouraged. Major research areas of interest include:

1. Multiphase flow phenomena

2. Particle science and technology

3. Multiphase transport in biological systems

4. Interfacial transport

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18 - 10/22/18

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Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics

The Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics program falls under the Chemical Process Systems cluster. The objective of this program is to promote engineering research on the rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions, systems engineering, and molecular thermodynamics as they relate to the design and optimization of chemical reactors and the production of specialized materials that have important impacts on society. The areas of interest include the following:

1. Chemical Reaction Engineering

2. Process Design, Optimization and Control

3. Reactive Polymer Processing

4. Molecular Thermodynamics

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18 - 10/22/18

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Measurement and Signatures Intelligence Exploitation (MASINT-X)

This goals of this BAA is to promote research in innovative, disruptive technologies and methods. There are 6 MASINT sub-disciplines that are of interest to this solicitation:

1. Electro-Optical - Technologies for the detection and exploitation of relevant phenomena by electro-optical sensors to include laser intelligence (LASINT), Overhead Non-imaging Infrared (ONIR), Thermal IR (TIR), and spectroscopy

2. Radar - Technologies to include Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Inverse SAR, Line of Sight (LOS), Over the Horizon (OTH), and bi-static radar

3. Materials - Technologies to collect, characterize, and identify materials, point of origin by remote or close-in means to include nuclear materials, biological threats, and identification of infectious agents of military importance.

4. Radio Frequency - Seek technology to collect, process, and exploit signals intelligence from Ultra-Wideband (UWB), Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), High Power Microwave (HPM), Unintended RF Emissions (URE or RINT) threats

5. Geophysical - Seek new capabilities for persistent surveillance of areas of interest using seismic, magnetic, acoustic, hydro-acoustic, or multi-disciplinary approaches

6. Cyber-Physical - Develop a sub-discipline to collect intelligence exploting the cyber-domain and its interactions with cyber-physical devices like those available in critical infrastructure or crowd-sourced sensor applications

Submission Details:

September 30, 2020

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Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE)

The NSF Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) program is designed to advance the understanding of professional formation and to demonstrate how professional formation is achieved. RFE invites proposals in two categories:

1. Research Projects

  • Lifelong learning by the engineering workforce

  • Research on the impact of engineering education research

  • Research that addresses engineering formation at the two year college and graduate education levels

  • Research that explores engineering in K12 environments

  • Research on the transitions between education levels

  • The relationship between engineering and the public

2. Design and Development Projects

  • Graduate education

  • K12, approached to develop engineering thinking

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Dates: 9/26/18 & 1/23/19

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Nano-Biosensing

The Nano-Biosensing program is part of the Engineering Biology and Health cluster. The Nano-Biosensing program encourages fundamental engineering research on devices and methods for measurement and quantification of biological analytes. Area of interests are:

1. Multi-purpose sensor platforms that exceed the performance of current devices

2. Novel transduction principles, mechanisms, and sensor designs suitable for measurement in practical matrix and sample preparation approaches

3. Nano-biosensors that enable measurement of biomolecular interactions in their native states

4. Studies that examine intracellular measurements must include discussion on the signficance of the measurement

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18-10/22/18

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Biophotonics

The Biophotonics program is part of the Engineering Biology and Health cluster. The Biophotonics program encourages research in photonics principles, engineering and technology that are relevant for critical problems in medicine, biology, and biotechnology. Research areas in this program are:

1. Macromolecule Markers

2. Low Coherence Sensing at the Nanoscale

3. Neurophotonics

4. Mico- & Nano-photonics

5. Optogenetics

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18-10/22/18

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Environment Program - Climate Change Strategy Grant

The Oak Foundation is committed to addressing issues of global, social, and environmental concern, especially those that affect the lives of the disadvantaged. The four focuses areas housed under the Environment Program are the following:

1. Implementing systems that support clean and energy efficient systems

2. Creating sustainable cities

3. Encouraging the widespread use of electric vehicles

4. Reduce pollution

Interested applicants should submit a letter of enquiry to the foundation.

Submission Details:

Open

For more information visit oakfnd.org

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Environment Program Grant

The Mott Foundation supports efforts to create a fair, equitable, and sustainable society. It accomplishes this by providing funding in four different categories: Civil Society, Education, Environment, and Flint Area. Under the Environment program area, there are four subtopics:

1. Addressing the Freshwater Challenge

2. Transforming Development Finance

3. Advancing Climate Change Solutions

4. Special Initiatives

Interested applicants should submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) form to the foundation.

Submission Details:

Open

For more information visit mott.org

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Cellular and Biochemical Engineering (CBE)

The Cellular and Biochemcial Engineering program is part of the Engineering Biology and Health cluster. The CBE program encourages and supports research in fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes in engineering biology. Areas of interest include:

1. Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology for biomanufacturing

2. Quantitative systems biotechnology

3. Cell culture technologies

4. Protein and enzyme engineering

5. Single cell dynamics and modeling in the context of biomanufacturing

6. Development of novel "omics" tools for biomanufacturing applications

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/1/18-10/22/18

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Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials

The Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials program is part of the Environmental Engineering and Sustainability cluster that also contains the Environmental Engineering program as well as the Environmental Sustainability program. This particular program is intended to support research to advance fundamental and quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological and environmental media with nanomaterials and nanosystems. Research areas of interest include:

1. Characterization of interactions at the interfaces between nanomaterials and nanosystems with surrounding biological and environmental media

2. Development of predictive tools based on the fundamental behavior of nanostructures within biological and ecological matrices to advance cost-effective and environmentally benign processing and engineering solutions

3. Examining the transport, interaction, and impact of nanostructured materials and nanosystems

4. Simulations of nanoparticle behavior at interfaces 

Submission Details:

Open - proposals accepted throughout this year

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Army Research Laboratory BAA for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

The U.S Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Department of Army's corporate only fundamental research lab. It is dedicated to scientific innovation and discovery. Proposals for this BAA should center around cutting-edge research that could potentially produce discoveries with a significant impact to enable new Army technologies. Area of interest include:

1. Computational Sciences (CS) Campaign

2. Materials Research (MR) Campaign

3. Sciences for Maneuver (ScMVR) Campaign

4. Information Sciences (IS) Campaign

5. Sciences for Lethality and Protection (ScL/P) Campaign

6. Human Sciences (HS) Campaign

7. Assessment and Analysis (AA) Campaign

8. Visit Scientist Program (VSP)

Submission Details:

March 31, 2022

For more information visit arl.army.mil

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Naval Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement

The Naval Research Laboratory is seeking research proposals for focus areas described in this BAA. The BAA Topic Title is Systems Directorate - Code 5000 Topics; this focuses area improves operational capabilities as well as supports Fleet and Marine Corps missions. There is emphasis placed on technology, devices, systems, and know-how to obtain and transport warfighting information and keep these capabilities away from the enemy. Current activities consists of improved radar, information technology, optical sciences, and tactical electronic warfare.

Submission Details:

Open

For more information visit nrl.navy.mil

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Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM)

This program supports research in soil and rock mechanisms, dynamics in support of physical civil infrastructure systems, improvement of engineering properties of geologic materials for infrastructure use by mechanical, biological, thermal, chemical and electrical processes. It also supports foundation engineering, earth structures, underground construction, tunneling, geo-environmental engineering, site characterization, and bio-geo engineering. This program does not fund research focusing on nuclear power plants, bridges, pavements, natural resource exploration and recovery.

Submission Deadline:

N/A

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Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program

The goal of the AFRL Diverse Collegiate R&D Collaboration Program is to promote collaborative research partnerships between AFRL, academia, industry, in areas such as high speed systems, turbine engines, and aerospace vehicles. These technical areas are integral in developing war-fighting technologies for the nation's air, space and cyberspace forces, and commercial derivatives.

Submission Deadline:

Proposal: December 23, 2021

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Chemistry of Indoor Environments 

This opportunity aims to grow a new field of scientific inquiry focused on understanding the fundamental chemistry taking place in indoor environments and how that chemistry is shaped by building attributes and human occupancy. The estimated funding amount is $800,000.

Submission Deadline:

Open, letter of inquiry required 

For more information visit sloan.org

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