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

Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF)

Ohio EPA

Letter of Intent: 1/8/19

Application: 1/15/19

up to $50,000

11/15/2018

Highly-Networked Dissemination of Relevant Data (3HNDRED)

DARPA-TTO

11/27/18

n/a

11/12/2018

NOI: Advanced Next-Generation High-Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator

DOE

TBD

n/a

11/12/2018

FY19 Conformable, Safe, High-rate Battery

DOD-AFRL

11/15/18

Varies

11/12/2018

Machine-Assisted Analytics Rapid-Repository Systems (MARS) BAA

DIA

12/10/18

Varies

11/12/2018

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)

NSF

2/6/19

up to $1,000,000

11/12/2018

SIGMA+ Network and Analytics

DARPA-DSO

Teaming Profile: 11/13/18

Abstract: 11/20/18 

Full Proposal: 1/11/19

Varies

11/12/2018

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

NSF

Letter of Intent: 12/6/18

Full Proposal: 2/6/19

up to $3,000,000

11/12/2018

Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)

NSF

2/4/19

Varies

11/12/2018

Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST)

NASA

2/1/19

up to $135,000

11/12/2018

Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps (DSC)

NSF

2/4/19

$1,000,000-$1,200,000

11/5/2018

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MSREC)

NSF

Preliminary Proposal: 6/24/19

Final Proposal: 11/26/19

up to $4,000,000

11/5/2018

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

NSF

1/23/19

up to $1,000,000

11/5/2018

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF)

NSF

2/4/19

$1,000,000-$1,750,000

11/5/2018

Space Technology Announcement of Collaborative Opportunity (ACO)

NASA

Preliminary Proposal: 12/5/18

Final Proposal: 5/15/19

Varies

11/5/2018

CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)

NSF

Letter of Intent: 1/8/19

Full Proposal: 2/20/19

up to $2,000,000

11/5/2018

Photonics in the Package for Extreme Scalability (PIPES)

DARPA

Abstract: 11/20/18

Proposal: 1/17/19

$600,000

11/5/2018

NOI: University Turbine Systems Research

DOE

11/15/18

n/a

11/5/2018

SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED)

SERDP

3/5/19

$200,000

10/29/2018

SERDP Core Solicitation

SERDP

1/8/19

Varies

10/29/2018

Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD)

NSF

2/19/19

Varies

10/29/2018

Advanced Tools for Rapid Qualification (ATRQ) Phase I

AmericaMakes

11/28/18

up to $800,000

10/29/2018

Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX)

NSF

2/19/19

$3,000,000

10/29/2018

Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (Cloud Access)

NSF

Preliminary Proposal: 12/20/18

Full Proposal: 2/19/19

$5,000,000

10/29/2018

Accelerated Molecular Discovery (AMD) BAA

DARPA

Abstract: 11/1/18

Full Proposal: 1/14/19

Varies

10/29/2018

NOI: High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg)

DOE

11/2018

$300,000

10/29/2018

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)

NSF

1/17/19; 7/10/19

up to $550,000

10/25/2018

Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF)

NSF

Preliminary Propsal: 12/17/18; 7/1/19

Full Proposal: 2/25/19; 9/17/19

up to $750,000

10/25/2018

EHR Core Research (ECR)

NSF

1/24/19; 10/3/19

up to $2,500,000

10/25/2018

In Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) of the Future Forum - "Digital Transformation"

DOD

11/28/18-11/29/18

n/a

10/22/2018

RFI: Transformational Sensign Capabilities for Monitoring the Subsurface

DOE

12/3/18

n/a

10/22/2018

NOI: Advanced Operations and Sensing Technologies to Improve Efficiency and Capabilities for EOR in Deepwater Offshore Wells

DOE

TBD

n/a

10/22/2018

Machine Common Sense (MCS)

DARPA

Abstract: 11/6/18

Proposal: 12/18/18

Varies

10/22/2018

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

DOD-Army

3/31/22

Varies

10/22/2018

Advanced Systems Integration for Solar Technolgoies

DOE

Letter of Intent: 11/14/18

Full Application: 12/7/18

$2,000,000-$10,000,000

10/22/2018

Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

NSF

Letter of Intent: 11/30/18

Preliminary Proposal: 1/16/19

Full Proposal: 7/12/19

Varies

10/15/2018

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI)

NSF

Letter of Intent: 11/29/18

Prelimnary Proposal: 1/7/19

Full Proposal: 4/25/19

up to $2,000,000

10/15/2018

Space Technology Announcement of Collaboration Opportunity (ACO)

NASA

12/5/18

up to $1,000,000

10/15/2018

Collegiate Wind Competition

DOE

11/30/18

$20,000

10/15/2018

Accelerating Research through Intenational Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)

NSF

12/21/18;

2/28/19

up to $100,000

10/8/2018

NOI: Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Oil Recovery

DOE-NETL

11/2018

n/a

10/8/2018

Open Broad Agency Announcement

DON-Naval Air Systems

9/26/19

Varies

10/2/2018

Missile Defense Science and Technology Advanced Research (MSTAR) BAA

DOD-MDA

9/30/20

up to $600,000

10/2/2018

Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Office-Wide

DARPA

Abstract: 5/26/20

Proposal: 6/26/20

Varies

10/2/2018

Morgenthaler-Pavey StartUp Competition

JumpStart

11/16/18

up to $25,000

9/25/2018

Multi-INt Operations Technologies and Unification Research (MINOTAUR)

DOD-AFRL

White Paper: 10/1/19

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

9/25/2018

AFRL/RX Structural Materials Open BAA

DOD-AFRL

9/20/23

$100,000-$5,000,000

9/24/2018

BAA S&TCD 2018

DOD-Army

6/19/23

Varies

9/24/2018

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs)

NSF

12/18/18

up to $4,000,000

9/24/2018

Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office Wide BAA

DARPA

Abstract: 7/18/19

Proposal: 8/30/19

Varies

9/21/2018

Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF)

NSF

1/15/19

Uup to $750,000

9/21/2018

Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely (BREAKERS)

ARPA-E

11/13/18

$250,000 - $10,000,000

9/21/2018

Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-Wide

DARPA-DSO

6/11/19

Varies

9/20/2018

Scientific Infrastructure Support for consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

DOE

11/15/18

up to $2,500,000

9/20/2018

FY 2019 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

DOE

2/12/19

up to $1,000,000

9/20/2018

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs

NSF

Small Projects: 11/15/18

Medium and Large Projects: 10/2/18

up to $3,000,000

9/20/18

SBIR Phase I

NSF

12/4/18

up to $225,000

9/17/2018

STTR Phase I 

NSF

12/4/18

up to $225,000

9/17/2018

NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Research

DOD-ONR

White Paper: 5/9/19

Varies

9/17/2018

Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS)

NSF

6/3/19

$300,000-$1,000,000

9/7/2018

Polyplexus Pilot 2

DARPA

Abstract: 8/14/19

Full Proposal: 9/3/19

$100,000

9/7/2018

Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC)

NSF

11/15/18

$500,000

9/4/2018

Computer and Network Systems (CNS)

NSF

Medium & Large Projects: 10/2/18

Small Projects: 11/15/18

up to $3,000,000

9/4/2018

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF)

NSF

Medium Projects: 10/2/18

Small Projects: 11/15/18

up to $1,200,000

9/4/2018

Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)

NSF

open

Contact Respective Program Manager

8/28/2018

DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge

DARPA

TBA

$750,000-$2,000,000

8/13/2018

DARPA Young Faculty Award

DARPA

Executive Summary due 9/10/2018

Full Proposal due 11/13/2018

$500,000

8/13/2018

Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower

DOE-EERE

Concept Papers due 9/28/2018

Full Applications due 11/30/2018

$500,000 - $1,250,000 per award

8/13/2018

Dear Colleague Letter: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

NSF

rolling

$500,000 to $1,200,000

7/30/2018

Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Integrated Photonics Utilizing AIM Photonics Capabilities

NSF

rolling

To Be Announced

7/30/2018

Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation

NSF

11/15/2018

$800,000

7/30/2018

Design, Development, Manufacturing, and Testing of the Thermal Loop Pumps for the Advanced Portable Life Support System

NASA

N/A

N/A

7/16/2018

Advanced Manufacturing

NSF

TBA

TBA

7/10/2018

NOI: DE-FOA-0001949 Energy Water Desalination Hub

DOE

n/a

n/a

7/9/2018

FY2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

DOD-ONR

1/18/2019

n/a

7/9/2018

BAA - Research Interests of the United States Air Force Academy

DOD - USAFA

Open

n/a

7/9/2018

BAA - Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

DOD - AFOSR

Submissions accepted any time before August 30, 2019

n/a

6/21/2018

BAA - Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate

DOD - Army

June 19, 2023

n/a

6/21/2018

BAA: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

DOD

6/14/2019

n/a

6/18/2018

Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE)

NSF

Open

Not Specified

6/12/2018

Advanced Manufacturing

NSF

Rolling

$500,000

6/11/2018

Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings (DREAM-B)

NSF

12/3/2018

$300,000

6/11/2018

 

FY 2018 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

DOE - Office of Science

12/31/2018

$2,000 - $4,000,000

6/11/2018

Technologist in Residence Program

DOE - Office of Science

9/20/2019

$350,000

6/11/2018

Halliburton - iEnergy University Grants Program

Halliburton

n/a

n/a

6/11/2018

Solutions Project Fighter Fund

The Solutions Project

Rolling

$500 to $25,000

6/8/2018

Pathways to Success for Next-Generation Supersized Wind Turbine Blades

DOE-EERE

N/A

N/A

6/8/2018

Faculty Research Program

DOE-NETL

rolling

Varies

4/25/18

Unsolicited Proposals

DOE-NETL

rolling

Varies

4/25/18

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

CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)

NSF

Preliminary Proposal Due: 11/7/18

Proposal Due: 1/10/19

$100,000-$2,000,000

3/29/18

Program Announcement for Disruptioneering (Defense Sciences Office)

DARPA-DSO

2/20/19

$1,000,000

3/8/18

FY19 Emerging Computing Architectures and Applications

DOD-AFRL

9/30/19

$100,000-$1,000,000

3/7/18

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

NASA

4/29/19

Varies

2/26/18

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

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

Power for Economic Diversity in Appalachia

ARC

See below for more info

n/a

1/29/18

Energy and Environment

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

rolling

$200,000

1/25/18

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

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

Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

DOD-ARL-ARO

3/31/22

Varies

12/7/17

Battery Network for Manufacturing Technology R&D

DLA

White Paper Due: 8/21/21

up to $2,000,000

12/6/17

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

Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)

NSF

open

$200,000-$500,000

11/17/17

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

NSF

11/15/17 - 11/15/18

$100,000-$500,000

11/13/17

Emergent R&D

DLA

4/29/19

Varies

10/31/17

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

NSF

open

$300,000-$450,000

10/25/17

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

10/4/17

Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS)

NSF & DOE

2/13/19

up to $300,000

9/29/17

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Irma

NSF

n/a

$200,000-$300,000

9/20/17

Open Innovation Fund

Power America

Open

$225,000

9/18/17

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

NSF

continuous

$1,000,000

8/14/17

Process Separations

NSF

open

$100,000-$300,000

8/4/17

Science and Technology New Initiatives

DOD-DTRA

10/1/2021

not specified

7/5/17

Reimagining Great Lakes Water Systems

Great Lakes Protection Fund

open

$200,000-$1,500,000

5/22/17

High Powered Electromagnetics (HPEM) Research Program

DOD-AFRL

n/a

n/a

5/22/17

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

DLA

8/21/2021

varies

4/26/17

Measurement and Signatures Intelligence Exploitation (MASINT-X)

AFMC

White Papers: 9/30/2020

$100,000-$2,000,000

4/24/17

Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE)

NSF

9/26/18 & 1/23/19

$350,000

4/17/17

Environment Programme - Climate Change Strategy Grant

Oak Foundation

open

$100,000-$1,000,000

4/12/17

Environment Program Grant

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

open

not specified

4/12/17

Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials

NSF

open

$100,000-$300,000

4/10/17

Army Research Laboratory BAA for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

DOD-ARL

3/31/2022

not specified

4/5/17

Naval Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement

DOD-NRL

open

$700,000

3/29/17

Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM)

NSF

open

Not specified

2/6/17

Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program

DOD-AFRL

12/23/2021

Unspecified

1/18/17

 


Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF)

The Ohio Environmental Education Fund is accepting applications for both mini grants and general grants for education projects targeting students, teachers, the general public, and the community. Proposals should address the need for educational and awareness outreach due to significant environmental impacts.

Areas of focus under this solicitation are:

1. Management practices for nutrients

2. Innovative storm water management practices

3. Reduction of air emissions

4. Importance of habitat restoration

5. Encourage students to explore careers in environmental sciences and engineering

Submission Details:

Letter of Intent due: 1/8/19, 5 PM EST

Proposals due: 1/15/19, 5 PM EST

For more information, visit epa.ohio.gov

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RFI: DARPA-SN-19-07: Highly-Networked Dissemination of Relevant Data (3HNDRED)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) is seeking technologies and methodologies for information and planning purposes to develop a new program emphasizing collaborative autonomy for efficient assembly, coordination, movement, and maneuvering on enemy forces. The TTO would like information about the current state-of-the-art in new intuitive, hands-free, non-visual interfaces to convey information to individuals and the conditions under which they are most effective.

Areas of interest include:

1. Haptics

2. Proprioceptive feedback devices

3. Vibrotactile actuators

4. Advanced auditory signaling

Response Details:

Full Proposal Due: 11/27/18, 12 PM EST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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NOI: DE-FOA-0001938: Advanced Next-Generation High-Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) intends to release a solicitation to develop advanced, next-generation wind turbine drivetrain technologies (i.e generators, gearboxes, etc.) that can help lower costs of energy and technology risk. Due to the expensive components within drive trains and significant energy losses within those components, the solicitation aims to develop a lightweight, more efficient system capable of electricity generation. Such research and development efforts will help lower the costs to build wind turbines and facilitat further growth and acceptance of turbines.

Application Details:

Application Release Date: TBD

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

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FA8650-19-S-2005: FY19 Conformable, Safe, High-rate Battery

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is seeking to improve the state of the art for a conformable, safe, high-rate battery that improves up to a factor of three on the size, weight, and power over current battery technologies. 

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Due: 11/15/18, 3 PM EST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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HHM402-18-S-MARS: Machine-Assisted Analytic Rapid-Repository System (MARS) BAA

With the growth of information demands and data-driven methods, the Modernized Integrated Database (MIDB) is an infrastructure that can not efficiently support and provide foundational intelligence to the military and decision makers. The MARS BAA aims to develop a new approach to transform the existing MIDB and scale it to support larger amounts of data and perform the necessary analysis to identify patterns or new relationships.

Technical areas of this solicitation are:

1. Intelligence Information Environment

2. Tracking and Monitoring Moving Objects

3. Data Ingestion and exploitation

4. Data Security and Data Discovery

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Due: 12/10/18

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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19-524: Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)

The CyberTraining program aims to prepare and develop the scientific research workforce with the tools and resources to create, utilize, and support advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) to enable and transform science and engineering research. The program's goals are to 1) ensure the overall adoption of CI tools and resources by the research community to catalyze research advances and develop researchers' abilities to develop new CI 2) integrate familiarity and develop advanced skills in advanced CI alongside computational and data-driven science and engineering into instructional curriculum for undergraduate and graduate courses. All proposals should elaborate on how they address community needs and will provide resource to be used by the community.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Due: 2/6/19, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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DARPA-PA-19-01: SIGMA+ Network and Analytics

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is accepting research proposals investigating new approaches to enable advances, integration, and scaling of emerging sensor and data analytics technologies. The SIGMA+ Initiative is utilizing advancing sensor capabilities to enable detection of chemical, biological, and explosive threat space and fusing it with automated multi-source data analysis. The development of physical sensing and automated, contextual data analysis should result in a transformative and practical early detection system for a wide variety of potential threats.

Technical areas are:

1. Automated and Sensor Fused Analytics for Multi-Source Data

2. Network Infrastructure and System Integration

3. Interfaces and Interoperability

Submission Details:

Teaming Profile Due: 11/13/18, 4 PM EST

Abstract Due: 11/20/1, 4 PM EST

Full Proposal Due: 1/11/19, 4 PM EST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program aims to encourage the development and deployment of new transformative models for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate education training and explore new methods to help graduate students develop and utilize the necessary skills, background, and resources to pursure STEM careers. NRT emphasizes workforce development, broadening participation, and support of institutional capacity for graduate education

The program has particular emphasis on research areas of the following:

1. Harnessing the Data Revolution

2. Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

3. Navigating the New Arctic

4. Windows of the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

5. The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution

6. Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype

Submission Details:

Full Proposal: 2/4/19, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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19-526: Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)

The Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) is an infrastructure program aimed to accelerate development and advances within materials research. With the increasing complexity of materials, collaboration between interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams and resources. The program focuses on addressing challenges to meet needs and create a community to share knowledge, conduct research, and engage contributors towards developing new methodologies, phenomena, and deployment of new materials

Submission Details:

Full Proposal: 2/4/19, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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NNH19ZDA005K: Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESSST)

NASA is accepting graduate student-initiated or designed research project that contributes research and technology development relevant to NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) goals. Submissions should elaborate on how the research is relevant to both the SMD and the particular division submitted to by referring to the specific priorities in each division subsection and the specific research topics within each division.

Research divisions under this solicitation are:

1. Earth Science

2. Heliophysics 

3. Planetary Science

4. Astrophysics

Submission Details:

Full Proposal: 2/1/19

For more information, visit nspires.nasaprs.com

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19-518: Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps (DSC)

NSF's Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) is an effort to enable data-driven discovery, allowing fundamentally novel questions and concepts to be investigated and answered within science and engineering frontiers. The Data Science Corps (DSC) is a component that focuses on building the capacity to harness data revolution and utilize the power of data to teach new skills, offer teaching opportunities, and provide practical experiences in a variety of settings. The program should also promote familiarity with data and provide basic training in data science amongst the current workforce.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal: 2/4/19, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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19-517: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)

The MSREC program aims to provide sustained support of research and education while addressing fundamental challenges within science and engineering. With support in materials research infrastructure, collaboration between various universities and sectors, an MRSEC addresses research of a certain scope and complexity and contributes to the development of a national network of research, education, and facilities

Submission Details:

Full Proposal: 6/24/19, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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19-514: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

The CICI program aims to develop, implement, and integrate security solutions to ensure integrity, resilience, and reliability of end-to-end scientific workflow. With the increase in collaborations and broader access to research data, protection of systems, processes, data, software, and network from misuse is crucial.

Three categories under this opportunity are:

1. Secure Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (SSC): Securing scientific workflow by encouraging novel and trustworthy architectural and design approaches, models and frameworks to create a holistic, integrated security environment

2. Research Data Protection (RDP): Providing solutions ensureing provenance of research data and reducing complexity of protecting research data sets

3. Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE): Provide a centralized resource of expertise and leadership in trustworthy cyberinfrastructure

Submission Details:

Full Proposal: 1/23/19, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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19-516: Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF)

With the aim to "deploy advanced materials at least twice as fast as possible today at a fraction of the cost", DMREF is the primary program integrating materials discovery, development, property optimization, and systems design with a shared computational framework. The framework facilitates collaboration and coordination of research arctivities, analytical tools, experimental result, and critical evaluation. DMREF is supporting activities that significantly accelerate materials discovery and development by buidling fundamental knowledge needed to design and make materials or devices with specific functions and properties. New data analytics, statistical algorithms, simulations, and modeling are a few of the data science tools that also fall under the scope of DMREF towards next-generation design of materials.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal: 2/4/19, 5 PM Local

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80HQTR19SOA01: Space Technology Announcement of Collaboration Opportunity (ACO)

NASA is continuously embracing partnerships to expand capabilities and opportunities in space. The program is seeking collaborations to advance commercially-developed technologies with support in technical expertise, test facilities, tools, and other resources to accelerate development and implementation of new technologies.

Technology focus areas under this solicitation include:

1. Advanced communications, navigation, and avionics

2. Advanced materials

3. Power

4. Propulsion

5. Autonomous operations

Submission Details:

Preliminary Proposal Due: 12/5/18, 5 PM EST

Final Proposal Due: 5/15/19, 5 PM EST

For more information, visit nspires.nasaprs.com

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19-512: CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)

The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is looking to support diverse communities of researchers within Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), Computer and Netowrk Systems (CNS), and Informationand Intelligent Systems (IIS) pursuing focused research agendas withing CISE. Support will be towards developing services and engagement to attract, nurture, and grow a robust research community involved in directioning and manageing the infrastructure. Such an infrastructure will be sustained via community involvement and leadership while advancing existing efforts.

Submission Details:

Letter of Intent Due: 1/8/19, 5 PM Local

Proposal Due: 2/20/19, 5 PM Local

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HR001119S0004: Photonics in the Package for Extreme Scalability (PIPES)

DARPA's Microsystems Technologies Office (MTO) is looking to enable disruptive system scalability via the development of optical signaling technologies for microelectronics. With this program, DARPA aims to 1) integrate photonic interconnect capabilities within state-of-the0art MCMs for system prototyping 2) advance embedded optical signaling performance throughdevelopment of emerging component technologies, photonic-elecronic integration techniques, and scalable architectures and multiplexing concepts 3) develop and mature low=loss optical packaging and reconfigurable switching technologies 4) establish a domestic ecosystem facilitatingenduring Department of Defense access to differentiated capabilities for in-package photonic signaling.

Technical areas include:

1. Photonically-Enabled MCMs

     1.B Defense Applications and Demonstration

2. Photonics for Massive Parallelism

3. Interconnect Fabrics

Submission Details:

Abstract Due: 11/20/18, 1 PM EST

Proposal Due: 1/17/19, 1 PM EST

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NOI: DE-FOA-0002024: University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR)

The Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is expecting to release an announcement seeking university-based R&D projects addressing and overcomming scientific challenges and technology issues with advancing the performance and efficiency of combustion turbines in combined cycle applications in fossil fuel power generation

Technical areas are:

1. Pressure Gain Combusion

2. Advanced Materials Development for Hot Gas Path Turbine Components

3. Advanced Manufacturing Development for Hot Gas Path Turbine Components

4. Fundmaental Research for sCO2 Power Cycle Development

5. Fossil Fuel-Based Power Generation with Large-Scale Energy Storage

Application Details:

Solicitation Release Date: On or after 11/15/18

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FY20 SERDP Exploratory Solicitation

SERDP's SEED solicitation is supporting novel approaches with high technical risk or need of supporting data to provide proof of concept. 

Areas of interest are:

1. Munitions Response

2. Weapons Systems and Platforms

Submission Details:

Pre-Proposal Due: 3/5/19, 2 PM EST

For more information, visit serdp-estcp.org

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FY20 SERDP Core Solicitation

SERDP's Core solicitation is looking to support basic and applied research and advanced technology development applied towards the mission of the Department of Defense (DOD). Proposals should aim to lead the development and application of innovative technologies by miproving outcomes, managing environmental risks, and/or reducing costs or time.

Areas of interest include:

1. Environmental Restoration

2. Munitions Response

3. Resource Conservation and Resiliency

4. Weapons Systems and Platforms

Submission Details:

Pre-Proposal Due: 1/18/19, 2 PM EST

For more information, visit serdp-estcp.org

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19-504: Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD)

The Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) program aims to support research on utilizing spatiomtemporal datasets to develop novel quantitative models of human dynamics to reduce threats from various sources. Methods quantifying confidence levels, insights into new spatiotemporal datasets, and valuable means of assembling them are objectives of interest under this program. Another area of interest is developing mathematical theory to guide the use of artificial neural networks for computer vision tasks.

Submission Details:

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

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Advanced Tools for Rapid Qualification (ATRQ) Phase I

The Advanced Tools for Rapid Qualification (ATRQ) program aims to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative, cost effective, energy-efficient advanced manufacturing (AM) technologies that meet defense and commercial needs. Of particular interest is expanding the use of Selective Laser Melting (SLM) due to the lack of consensus on the best practices for material handling and post-processing. These high-varying conditions create challenges that lead to higher costs for adoption and deployment, obstacles that prevent the widespread integration of AM technologies. Collaboration is also encouraged to coordinate with the Department of Defense's (DOD) activities in AM and to mature technologies towards DOD applications.

Topic areas for this solicitation are:

1. Surrogate Damage Generation for LPBF Defects

2. Degradation of Polymer Parts Deployed in Harsh Environments

3. Corrosion Mechanisms for LPBF Materials

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Due: 1/17/19, 5 PM Local

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19-505: Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX)

While computing systems have undergone major changes from single-core processor-devices to multicore processors and warehouse-scale computing via the cloud, semicondutor technology has plateaued. These roadblocks limits the ability to increase performance due to processor technologies alone. To combat this, parallelism has been established as a promising approach to overcome this obstacle and meet increasing performance demands. The SPX program will support research addressing the challenges of upkeeping the capabilities of parallel computing and encourages collaborations from various disciplines towards driving performance improvements. Efforts should focus on deploying programmable, scalable, and reusable platforms, increasing coherence of data analytic computing, modeling, and simulation, and developing results capable of extreme-scale computing.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Due: 1/17/19, 5 PM Local

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19-510: Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (Cloud Access)

With the increase in data and computing intensive research and education efforts, there is a need for supporting infrastructures to enable the growth of cloud computing resources. This program aims to support an organization capable of serving as an interface between Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) research and education community (community-facing) and public cloud computing providers (cloud-facing) with access, guidance, and training to cloud resources and other services. Interested proposers should aim to fulfill responsibilities including: 1) establishing partnerships with various public cloud computing provides 2) Assisting NSF in allocating cloud computing resources to qualitfying CISE-funded projects 3) Managing cloud computing accounts and resources allocated to individual CISE projects 4) Providing training and other support to CISE researchers and educators utilizing cloud computing 5) Providing strategic technical guidance for CISE researchers and educators interested in using public cloud computing platforms.

Submission Details:

Preliminary Proposal Due: 12/20/18, 5 PM Local

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

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HR001119S0003: Accelerated Molecular Discovery (AMD) BAA

DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is accepting proposals for the development of autonomous molecular design to accelerate the discovery, characterization, and optimization of new, high-performance molecules. AMD is particularly focused on developing closed-loop systems that can measure, model, and predict a set of fundamental molecular properties relevant to a molecular function and performance in a given application.

Focus areas under this soliciation are:

1. Data extraction from existing sources: Taking existing data from databases and text

2. Development of autonomous experimental platforms: Execution of autonomous experimental measurement and optimization

3. Representation, AI models, and optimization frameworks: Incorporation of computational approaches to develop physics-based representations and predictive tools

Submission Details:

Abstract Due: 11/1/18, 4 PM EST

Full Proposal Due: 1/14/19, 4 PM EST

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NOI: High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg)

The Department of Energy (DOE) is anticipating its seventh solicitation of the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg), which is dedicated to accelerate the integration and use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance energy efficient manufacturing. This soliciation will encourage participation in short-term, collaborative projects with the DOE's national laboratories, which will result in access to High Performance computing facilities and collaboration with experienced staff. Projects will focus on challenges within manufacturing to address needs to improve energy efficiency, increase productivity, reduce cycle time,enable next-generation technologies and other key issues.

Application Details:

Application Release Date: November 2018

For more information, visit hpc4mfg.llnl.gov

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19-506: Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)

The Parnerships for Innovation (PFI) program offers interested individuals from a variety of science and engineering backgrounds the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development by expediting laboratory results to marketplace products and developing networks and partnerships for high potential projects.

There are two tracks under this solicitation:

1. Technology Translation (PFI-TT): Support of prior NSF-funded research that has the commercial potential to be translated into technological innovations 

2. Research Partnerships (PFI-RP): Support of complex, multi-faceted technology development projects that require a multi-organizational, interdisciplinary, synergistic collaboration.

Submission Details:

Full Proposal Due: 1/17/19, 5 PM Local; 7/10/19, 5 PM Local

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19-507: Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF)

The QCIS-FF program aims to grow the research capacity within computing and information science fields in response to recent advances in understanding and utilizing quantum mechanics that are providing the foundation for new discoveries. The disciplines of computer science, information science, and computer engineering are in the middle of breakthroughs needed to design advanced quantum computing, modeling, communication, and sensing technologies. With these areas for potential growth, QCIS-FF seeks to support departments and schools conducting researching and teaching in these fields, particularlyin hiring tenure-track and tenured faculty in quantum computing and communication.

Submission Details:

Preliminary Proposal Due: 12/17/18, 5 PM Local; 7/1/19, 5 PM Local

Full Proposal Due: 2/25/19, 5 PM Local; 9/27/19, 5 PM Local

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19-508: EHR Core Research (ECR)

The EHR Core Research program (ECR) is accepting proposals for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to address challenges in interests, learning, and participation for all groups in a variety of settings. By supporting research to develop and accumulate knowledge and data on learning environments, participation, and workforce development, ECR aims to ensure that there are an adequate number of STEM workers with access to the necesary skills and tools to for innovative advances and solutions in STEM fields.

Three tracks under this opportunity are:

1. Research on STEM Learning and Learning Environments (up to $500,000)

2. Research on Broadening Participation in STEM (up to $1,500,000)

3. Research on STEM Workforce Development (up to $2,500,000)

Submission Details:

Proposal Due: 1/24/19, 5 PM Local; 10/3/19, 5 PM Local

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N6339419R9999: In Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) of the Future Forum - "Digital Transformation"

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, is one of ten surface and undersea warfare enters and aims to be a part of leveraging digital technologies in order to improve support of the warfighter. Topics to be discussed cover data science, using artificial intelligence and predictive analyticcapabilities to identify trends, issues, and predict failures, and immersive technologies, utilizing technologies such as virtual and augmented realtity to transform training, maintenance, and technical assistance techniques supporting warfare systems.

To register for the event, visit here.

Event Details:

Event Dates: 11/28/18-11/29/18

Event Location: Port Hueneme Division, CA

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RFI: DE-FOA-0001998: Transformational Sensing Capabilities for Monitoring the Subsurface

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) is seeking information regarding activities that could lead to the development of transformational sensing capabilities to monitor parameters associated with CO2 injection throughout the storage complex. An area of particular interest are sensors or sensing systems that improve the ability to monitor movement of fluids in the subsurface and measure critical subsurface properties throughout a commercial-scale storage complex

Response Details:

Response Date: 12/3/18, 8 PM EST

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NOI: DE-FOA-0002011: Advanced Operations and Sensing Technologies to Improve Efficiency and Capabilities for EOR in Deepwater Offshore Wells

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) is anticipating the release of an opportunity supporting the advancement promising low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) offshore operatiosn and sensing technologies. These technologies will aim to enhance the ability for deepwater Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) by increasing efficiency of operatings while reducing costs and complexity.

Application Details:

Application Release Date: TBD

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HR001119S0005: Machine Common Sense (MCS)

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications grow, the machine common sense aspect is a critical but missing component. Without common sense, intelligence systems are unable to understand the world and behave reasonably in unexpected situations, naturally communicate, and learn from new experiences. The MCS program aims to focus efforts to develop this portion of AI to accelerate the development of focused applications and general human-like systems.

Technical areas under this opportunity are:

1. Foundations of Human Common Sense: services learning from experience, constructing of computational models mimicing domains of cognition of objects, places, and agents

2. Broad Common Knowledge: services learning from information available on the Web; construction of commonsense knowledge repository capable of answering natural language and image-based questions about commonsense phenomena

Submission Details:

Proposal Due: 3/31/22

For more information, visit arl.army.mil

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W911NF-17-S-0003-03: Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking to support fundamental research for the discovery, technological innovation, and transition of knowledge products. This opportunity is particularly interested in a variety of select areas, including computation and information sciences, sensors and electron devices, vehicle and tehnologies, and is placing emphasis on collaborative research.

Topic areas of interest include:

1. Tactical High Performance Computing (HPC)

2. Real-Time, Scalable Data Analytics for the Army

3. Computational Modeling of Complex Systems

4. Supercomputing Technologies

5. Materials for Soldier and Platform Power Systems

6. Energy Efficient Electronics and Photonics

7. Energy Coupled to Matter (ECM) for Responsive Materials

Submission Details:

Proposal Due: 3/31/22

For more information, visit arl.army.mil

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DE-FOA-0001987: Advanced Systems Integration for Solar Technologies

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is partnering with the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to release this opportunity to support early-stage research and development efforts to improve solar technologies. Proposals should seek innovative solutions to make solar technologies more flexible and efficient to contribute to a more reliable and resilient U.S. electric grid and make these renewable energy means more secure and affordable.

Topic areas of interest are:

1. R&D and Technology Transfer for solar situational awareness in strategic locations associated with critical infrastructure

2. R&D, Technology Transfer and Validation of proactive resilience solutions for critical infrastructure

Submission Details:

Letter of Intent Due: 11/14/18, 5 PM EST

Full Application Due: 12/7/18, 5 PM EST

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

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19-503: Gen-4 Engineering Research Center (ERC)

The Engineering Research Center (ERC) program aims to support research that has the potential to result in strong societal impact. Each ERC goes beyond the research project and has focuses on components such as engineering workforce development, diverse and inclusive culture, and creativity that will outlast the ERC. 

Submission Details:

Letter of Intent Due: 11/30/18, 5 PM Local

Preliminary Proposal Due: 1/16/19, 5 PM Local

Full Proposal Due: 7/12/19, 5 PM Local

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19-502: Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI)

The Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program aims to focus on emerging engineering fields in a timely manner. The program will support interdisciplinary teams to start development efforts on rapidly advancing frontiers. Proposals should aim to present innovative ideas that have the potential to induce significant shifts in fundamental engineering knowledge alongside long term impacts.

This solicitation will focus on two research areas:

1. Chromatin and Epigenetic Engineering (CEE)

2. Continuum, Compliant, and configurable Soft Robotics Engineering (C3 SoRo)

Submission Details:

Letter of Intent Due: 11/29/18, 5 PM Local

Preliminary Proposal Due: 1/7/19, 5 PM Local

Full Proposal Due: 4/25/19, 5 PM Local

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80HQTR19SOA01: Space Technology Announcement of Collaborative Opportunity (ACO)

NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is seeking potential partnerships that aims to advance commercially-developed technologies to benefit commercial and government use of space. Proposals should be submitted by a team led by a U.S. for-profit entitty and consisting of one or more NASA Centers as team member(s). In order to be invited to submit a final proposal, a Mandatory Preliminary Proposal (MPP) must be submitted by the listed deadline.

Technology focus areas under this solicitation include:

1. Advanced communication, navigation, and avionics

2. Advanced materials

3. Autonomous operations

4. In-Situ Resource Utilization

5. Power

Submission Details:

Mandatory Preliminary Proposals Due: 12/5/18, 5 PM EST

Final Proposals Due: 5/15/19, 5 PM EST

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RHQ-9-92002: Collegiate Wind Competition

The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is partnered with the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC to accept and award proposals under this solicitation. Requirements that have been met along with the qualitative merit criteria will be used to determine if proposals satisfy the goals of the announcement and gauge the technical value of the proposal. A webinar will also be hosted for additional information regardign the solicitation. More information about the webinar can be found here.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 11/30/18, 4 PM MT

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19-501: Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)

The AccelNet program aims to encourage multiteam international collaborations in order to accelerate scientific discovery. The program supports strategic linkages among research networks to leverage research and resources to propose innovative and high-impact solutions to current scientific challenges. AccelNet aims to strengthen connections rather than support fundamental research as the primary activity, and expects networks to engage in collaborative activities to promote synergy of efforts and provide professional development for students, postdoctoral scholars, and early-career researchers.

Two categories under this opportunity are:

1) Catalytic

2) Full-Scale Implementation

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Dates: FY 19- 12/21/18, 5 PM Local; FY 20- 2/28/19, 5 PM Local

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NOI: DE-FOA-0002015: Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Oil Recovery

The Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is anticipating the release of the "Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Oil Recovery" funding opportunity. The goal of this opportunity is to reduce technical risks and increase the likeliood of application of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods by more operators and across a wider range of reservoirs and fields. This opportunity aims to 1) aid in the development of domestic unconventional fossil energy resources 2) better understand reservoirs and improve low recovery factors from unconventional oil wells and 3) develop enhanced recovery technologies in shale oil, low permeability reservoirs, fractured reservoirs, and residual oil zones in conventional oil reservoirs.

Likely topic areas include:

1) Onshore conventional oil reservoirs EOR technologies

2) EOR technologies for unconventional reservoirs

Application Details:

Application Release Date: November, 2018

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RFI: DE-FOA-0001951: Understanding Catalyst Production and Development Needs at National Laboratories

The Deparment of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) is accepting input on custom catalyst production capability for biochemical and thermochemical processes. BETO is particularly interested in receiving information to help identify and understand additional areas of research, capabilities, and yet-to-be-addressed challenges associated with small-scale production of custom catalysts used in technology development and engineering solutions for efficient conversion to biofuels and bioproducts. BETO seeks this information to potentially develop future funding opportunities to overcome the challenges faced when producing custom catalysts capable of minimizing or eliminating variations in performance when used in development of biological, thermochemical and hybrid conversion technologies.

Submission Details:

Response Submission Due Date: 10/22/18, 5 PM EST

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RFI: RFI-AFRL-RIK-18-07: Operationalizing Machine Learning for Command & Control (OMLC2) Program

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate RI) is seeking information regarding the incorporation of machine learning into Air forc C2 applications. The AFRL is hoping to identify C2 applications, its components, and how these applications and operations can benefit from machine learning implementation. 

Submission Details:

Response Submission Due Date: 10/26/18

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N6893618R0073: Open Broad Agency Announcement

The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) of the Department of the Navy (DON) is looking to advance aerospace weapons and technologies and air warfare and naval weapons. With gaps between current adn future capabilities, the NAWCWD is accepting white papers for basic and applied research and advanced technology development in a wide variety of areas.

Areas of interest include:

1. Advanced combustion

2. Batteries and power systems

3. High-density reactive materials

4. High-energy dense oxidizers

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 9/26/19, 1 PM EST

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HQ0147-19-S-0001: Missile Defense Science and Technology Advanced research (MSTAR) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

The Missile Defense agency (MDA) is looking to continuous advance and improve its technological capabilities within the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). To do so, the MDA is accepting proposals seeking to identify and develop concepts and innovative technologies for disruptive improvements. 

Relevant topics of interest include:

1. Computer Science, Signal and Data Processing: digital electronics and signal processing; distributed computing; quantum computing appliations to decision architecture; machine implementation of algorithms; decision systems; quantum information processing

2. Materials and Processing: additive manufacturing; phase-changing materials; meta-materials; n anomaterials; densification optimization

3. Interceptor and Space Systems: advanced power systems; propulsion technologies; control algorithms; communication systems; advanced micro-processors

4. Artificial Intelligence Related to Machine Learning and Big Data: machine learning for threat characterization; statistical methods and computational intelligence; data mining technologies for information extraction; big data toexplore significant findings in test data

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 9/30/20

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HR001118S0060: Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Office-Wide

DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) aims to support high-risk, high-reward technologies to ensure technological superiority and address complex challenges faced by the Department of Defense. MTO is particularly interested in ideas that transition emerging and existing technologies within relevant Department of Defense (DOD) areas. As a result, three thrust areas have been identified: 1) Electronics: Managing Moore's Inflection 2) Spectrum: Enhancing Out Advantage with Agility and Autonomy 3) Sensors: Decentralized Sensors for the DOD

Relevant areas of interest for proposals include:

1. Computational architectures and algorithms for next generation artificial intelligence

2. Energy-efficient computing

3. Quantum devices

4. Materials for advanced microelectronics

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 6/26/20, 1 PM EST

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Mogenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition

Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, The Pavey Family Fund, JumpStart, and the Morgenthaler Family Charitable Foundation are hosting a competition to support startups. Pith decks and entry forms are to be initially submitted before 6 finalists are selected to present at a demo day competition.

Event Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 11/16/18

Demo Day Presentation: 5/29/19

For more information, visit mpstartup.com

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BAA-AFRL-RIK-2016-0007: FY20 Multi-INt Operations Technologies and Unification Research (MINOTAUR)

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) is accepting white papers for the research, design, development, test, evalutaion and experimentation of innovative technologies to enhance Open Architecture Intelligence Information Systems. This opportunity aims to support work that is looking into new approaches to integrate several intelligence sources and improve the fusion, processing, and utilization of raw data from the battlefield to actionable mission criteria.

Capabilities this program aims to achieve are:

1. Integration/modernization of intelligence based Open Architectures

2. Integrate new sensors and sources of data into the enterprise in rapid and agile fasion

3. Develop tools and technologies for fusion, processing, and exploitation of raw intelligence

3. Speed access to intelligence products based mission need

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 10/1/19

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RFI: NNH18ZDA017L: Inputs to SMD Strategic Plan for Scientific Data and Computing

NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is accepting comments and suggestions towards development of a new Strategic Plan for Scientific Data and computing. This will be used to guide the growth of data and computing systems towards supporting research and applications in four science areas: Astrophysics, Earth Science, Heliophysics, and Planetary Science. 

Response Details:

Response Submission Due Date: 10/19/18

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FA8650-18-S-5010: AFRL/RX Structural Materials Open BAA

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Structural Materials Division is accepting white papers for work overlapping with the needs of the Structural Materials and Applications mission. Efforts ranging from materials and scientific discovery through technology development and implementation are all accepted. 

Areas of interest include: 

1. Polymer Matrix Composites Materials and Processes

2. Characterization, Sensing, and Analytics

3. Integrated Computational Materials Science and Engineering

4. Advanced Material Characterization

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 9/20/23

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BAA-18-R-STCD: BAA S&TCD 2018

The US Army Communications, Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Space and Terrestrial communications Directorate(S&TCD) is accepting white papers for the development and application of advanced technologies supported by research and development (R&D) efforts. This opportunity will support basic and applied research towards R&D work focused on the Army's areas of interest and have the potential for successful implementation.

Topic areas of interest include:

1. Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO)

2. Systems Engineering, Architecture, Modeling & Simulation (SEAMS)

3. Advanced Algorithms and Techniques for Ad Hoc Network Design

4. Defined Networking

5. Advanced Information and Science Networks

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 12/3/18, 2 PM EST

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

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is accepting white papers for research, development, integration, testing, and evaluation of innovative technologies and methods to expand cyber operations within the Department of Defense. Proposed efforts should result in experimental capabilities, concepts, theory, and applications towards cyber operations.

Relevant topics of interest include:

1. Cyber intelligence

2. Disruptive information technology

3. Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR and analytical fusion

4. Machine learning applied to the cyber domain

Submission Details:

White Paper Submission Due Date: 12/3/18, 2 PM EST

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18-598: Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs)

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) aims to develop and maintain a community centered around engagement in big data and data science through communication and outreach activities. Submissions should consider the sustainability of the BD Hub through support from organizations ouside of the BD Hubs program and how the Hub will represent the goals, opportunities and focuses of those within the community.

Categories of supported activities are:

1. Programmatic activities that accelerate academic, industry, and community stakeholder engagement in big data and data science

2. Socio-technical shared resources/services

3. Data science education and worforce development activities

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 12/18/18, 5 PM Local

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HR001118S0057: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Information Innovation Office (I2O) is accepting proposals for disruptive approaches that enable innovative advances in science, technology, devices, or systems. To continuously provide revolutionary progress, I2O is accepting abstracts in the following areas of interest:

1. Symbiosis: Promote collaboration with computing systems to facilitate better decisions in complex, time-critical environments, enable a shared understanding of massive, incomplete, and contradictory information, and the capability for autonomous and safe performance of missions.

2. Analytics: Collection, analysis, and transformation of data and information into effective courses of action for conflict resolution, stabilization, and other complex challenges

3. Cyber: Development of means and counters to subtle or overt escalations of cyber conflict intensity via accurate, timely, effective, and appropriately-scaled cyber responses.

Submission Details:

Abstract Submission Due Date: 7/18/19, 12 PM EST

Proposal Submission Due Date: 8/30/19, 12 PM EST

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18-596: Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF)

The Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF) program encourages collaboration between formal methods and areas of computer and information science and engineering (computer networks, cyber-human systems, distributed/operating systems, hybrid/dynamical systems, and machine learning).

The FMitF program is accepting two types of proposals:

1. Research: Proposals submitted under this track should address the fundamental contributions that would be made to both formal methods and the respective field.

2. Transition to Practice (TTP): Submissions under this track will focus on ongoing development of formal methods research prototypese and tools to transition into greate usage and accessibility by a larger and diverse community. Proposals will aim to support development, implementation, and deployment of more established formal methods to bridge the gap between research and practice.

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 1/15/19, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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DE-FOA-0001979: Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely (BREAKERS)

Alternating current has been the primary choice for usage in transmission and distribution of energy. However, direct current( DC) offers several benefits over AC, and with recent advances in semiconductor-based power electronics, there is opportunity to increase the implementation of DC within transmission and distribution.

This program aims to support new, safe, and reliable circuit breaker development towards MVDC applications. Development should be towards applying the technology in new opportunities within the 1 kV-100kV range such as grid storage, wind energy collection, solar energy conversion, and electric transportation. Approaches should be disruptive in order to develop new technologies that are early in the research and development cycle.

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 11/13/18, 9:30 AM EST

For more information, visit arpa-e.foa.energy.gov

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HR001118S0045: Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-Wide

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) seeks to identify and perform high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives overa variety of science and engineering disciplines to introduce disruptive technologies. This opportunity invites proposers to submit applications for innovative basic or applied research concepts.

Technical areas and research topics of interest include:

- Frontiers in Math, Computation, and Design: 1. Mathematical, computational, and design frameworks and tools that provide robust solutions to challenging plannign and optimization problems 2. Fundamental scientific underpinnings and limits of machine learning 3. alternative computing models, architectures,and substrates for faster, more robust decicsion making

- Limits of Sensing and Sensors: 1. New sensing modalities 2. Fundamental sensing limits 3. Engineered materials that enable novel optics and imaging capabilities 4. Fundamental and practical limits of quantum enabled sensing and metrology 5. Practical and deployable sensing and sensor designs

- Complex Social Systems: 1. Accurate and scientifically validated models of the social dynamics underlying different kinds of conflict 2. Capabilites to improve understanding of causality in complex social systems 3. Tools that enable improved human-machine symbiotic decision-making 4. New concepts in war-gaming and conflict simulation

- Anticipating Surprise: 1. Novel functional and structural materials and manufacturing processes 2. Materials for harsh environments 3. Defense against Weapons of Mass Destruction/Weapons of Mass Terror threats 4. Rapid exploitation of commercial0off-the-shelf technology to increase lethality 5. Energetic materials 6. New concepts in ultra-rapid, high-magnitude energy transduction 7. New propulsion concepts

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 6/11/19

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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DE-FOA-0001914: Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) aims to support crosscutting nuclear energy research and development (R&D) and associated infrastructure support efforts to develop innovative solutions that can significantly improve performance for advanced reactors and fuel cycle concepts. This opportunity will allow institutions to submit applications for resources that support ncuelar energy-related R&D or education

Submission Details:

Application Submission Due Date: 11/15/18, 5 PM EST

For more information, visit grants.gov

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DE-FOA-0001913: Fiscal Year 2019 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) aims to promote integrated and collaborative research in consideration of the NE's priorities in order to meet the nation's energy needs. NE will fund research activities to encourage new approaches to nuclear power implementation and create innovative solutions to current nuclear energy challenges. 

Proposals should demonstrate strong ties with at least one of the following priorities:

1) Enhancing the long-term viability and competitiveness of the existing U.S. reactor fleet

2) Developing an advanced reactor pipeline

3) Implementing and maintaining the national strategic fuel cycle and supply chain infrastructure

Submission Details:

Full R&D Application Submission Due Date: 2/12/19, 7 PM EST

For more information, visit grants.gov

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18-570: Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs

The Division of Information and Intelligen Systems (IIS) supports activities that look further into the roles between people, computers, and information. Activities should aim to develop new knowledge about the role of people in the design and use of information technology, increase the capability to create, manage, and understand data and information in a variety of situations, and advance understanding of how computational systems exhibit hallmarks of intelligence.

The programs encompassed by this program include the following:

1) Cyber-Human Systems (CHS)

2) Information Integration and Informatics (III)

3) Robust Intelligence (RI)

Submission Details:

Small Projects Proposal Submission Due Date: 11/15/18, 5 PM Local

Medium and Large Projects Proposal Submission Due Date: 10/2/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-593: SBIR Phase I

NSF is looking to support businesses with funding to conduct research and development (R&D)  that will propel the commercialization of innovative products and services. Proposals should aim to emphasize the commercial and societal impacts of the proposed idea. For Phase I, submissions should focus on the feasibility and technical foundation of the disruptive technology that would be established through R&D work.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 12/4/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-592: STTR Phase I

NSF is looking to support businesses with funding to conduct research and development (R&D)  that will propel the commercialization of innovative products and services. Proposals should aim to emphasize the commercial and societal impacts of the proposed idea. For Phase I, submissions should focus on the feasibility and technical foundation of the disruptive technology that would be established through R&D work.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 12/4/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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N00173-18-S-BA01: NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Research

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is accepting White Paper submissions that propose potential advancement and improvement in Naval and Marine Corps operations in a variety of areas within basic and applied research. NRL is particularly interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects.

Relevant topic areas of interest include:

1. Metamaterials

2. Additive manufacturing technologies

3. Micro/nanolighography technologies

Additional topic areas can be found in the Appendix.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 5/9/19

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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18-557: Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS)

The Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS) program aims to support research to ultimately develop robust, long-term autonomy requiring minimal or no human intervention in unexpected or uncertain situations. 

Areas of interest under this opportunity are:

1. Cognizant- High-level awareness of capabilities and limitations to anticipate potential failures and plan accordingly

2. Taskable- Interpretation of high-level instructions alongside planning and execution of actions that are dependent on characteristics of the context the system is operating in

3. Adaptive- Ability to change behavior over time, to learn from personal experiences and those of other systems through instruction or observation

4. Ethical- Adherance to a system of societal and legal rules and consideration of those rules when performing tasks

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: 6/3/19, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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HR001118S0058: Polyplexus Pilot 2

DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is developing an online platform known as Polyplexus in order to transform the current research and development process by reducing the amount of time between concept and proposal submission through collaborations on evidence collection and hypothesis generation. This announcement is looking for interested parties to pilot test the platform for ideas that may emerge from online conversation in a variety of fields.

Submission Details:

Abstract Submission Due Date: 8/14/19, 4 PM EST

Full Proposal Submission Due Date: 9/3/19, 5 PM EST

For more information, visit fedbizopps.gov

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18-567: Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC): Research Core Program

The Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) is supporting research and education endeavors in advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) that lead to systems with the potential to transform science and engineering research. Proposed research should seek to address new CI frontiers that can lead to major innovations and support development efforts alongside additional processes to realize CI research that plays an important role in advancing all fields within STEM research and education.

Areas of interest include:

- Systems architecture and middleware for extreme-scale systems

- Scalable algorithms and applications

- Advanced CI ecosystem

Principal investigators are strongly encouraged to contact an OAC cognizant program director for additional guidance.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Dates: 11/1/18-11/15/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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18-568: Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs

The Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) is supporting research and education projects to better understand the foundations behind computing and communication.  Projects should seek to integrate research and education endeavors to better prepare future generations who enter these fields.

Areas of interest are:

1. Algorithmic Foundations (AF)

2. Communications and Information foundations (CIF)

3. Foundatiosn of Emerging Technologies (FET)

4. Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF)

Submission Details:

Small Projects Proposal Submission Due Dates: 11/1/18-11/15/18, 5 PM Local

Medium Projects Proposal Submission Due Dates: 9/24/18-10/2/18, 5 PM Local

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)

The program supports a variety of endeavors towards innovative technologies including energy, control systems and machine learning. The goals of the EPCN program is to encourage research to better understand and develop systems and methods for a variety of breakthrough applications.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Deadline: open

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DARPA Subterranean Challenge (SubT) Challenge

The DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge aims to develop innovative technologies that would augment operations underground. The SubT Challenge will explore new approaches to rapidly map, navigate, search, and exploit complex underground environments, including human-made tunnel systems, urban underground, and natural cave networks.

Tunnels can extend many kilometers in length and include highly constrained passages, multiple levels, and vertical shafts. Urban underground environments are often more structured and constructed out of human-made materials, but can have complex layouts that cover multiple stories and/or span multiple city blocks. Natural cave networks often have irregular geological structures, with both constrained passages and large caverns, and unpredictable topologies often stretching large distances in extent and depth.

These environments present significant challenges for situational awareness. In time-sensitive scenarios, such as active combat operations or disaster response settings, warfighters and first responders face increased technical challenges including difficult terrain, unstable structures, degraded environmental conditions, severe communication constraints, and expansive areas of operation. For these reasons, natural cave networks, human-made tunnels, and urban underground environments have consistently played a central role in historical warfare and military operations. The SubT Challenge will ensure that our warfighters and first responders are equipped with the technologies and capabilities they need to effectively execute their future missions.

For more information, visit darpa.mil

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DARPA Young Faculty Award

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs. In particular, this YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities. The long-term goal of the program is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers in the research community who will focus a significant portion of their future careers on DoD and National Security issues. DARPA is particularly interested in identifying outstanding researchers who have previously not been performers on DARPA programs, but the program is open to all qualified applicants with innovative research ideas.

For more information, visit fbo.gov

Submission Details:

Executive Summary due September 10 2018

Full Proposal due November 13 2018

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Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower

DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is committed to lowering the cost and build time of hydropower and pumped storage systems, further increasing their ability to provide essential reliability services and contribute to the resilience of the grid, and continuing to reduce their environmental impacts and permitting timelines.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) contains two Topic Areas.

Topic Area 1: Facility Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower Development

Topic Area 2: New Use Cases for Pumped-Storage Hydropower

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

Submission Details:

Concept Papers due 9/28/2018 5:00 PM EST

Full Application due 11/30/2018 5:00 PM EST

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Dear Colleague Letter: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Making cyberspace secure and trustworthy is a critical challenge confronting society. The fragility and vulnerability of cyberspace have exposed societies and individuals to untold risks with severe consequences. Achieving a more secure cyberspace demands overcoming major scientific challenges, and realizing privacy and trust in cyberspace requires reconciling technology with human and societal needs. New advances in technology for cyberspace, changes in society, and adoption in new domains will also necessitate a rethinking of the interplay between security, privacy, and trust in cyberspace. The multi-disciplinary SaTC program seeks fundamentally new, principled approaches to protect and defend cyberspace against harmful actions by determined adversaries, and to assess their effectiveness. The SaTC program also seeks to explore innovative approaches for growing a capable, next-generation cyber workforce, and for accelerating the transition of successful cybersecurity research into practice and useful products and services.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: Proposals are accepted at any time. Proposals must adhere to the NSF's Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide.

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Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Integrated Photonics Utilizing AIM Photonics Capabilities

With this Dear Colleague letter (DCL), the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) and the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) within the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation continue to encourage innovative exploratory and translational research by academic researchers and small businesses in all aspects of integrated photonics that utilize the current silicon photonics capabilities resident in AIM Photonics.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: Proposals are accepted at any time. Proposals must adhere to the NSF's Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide.

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Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation

The Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation (ATI) program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for development of new technologies and instrumentation for astronomy and astrophysics.The program supports overarching science objectives of the Division of Astronomical Sciences.Development of innovative, potentially transformative technologies are encouraged, even at high technical risk.Supported categories include but are not limited to:advanced technology development or concept feasibility studies and specialized instrumentation to enable new observations that are difficult or impossible to obtain with existing means.Proposals may include hardware and/or software development and/or analysis to enable new types of astronomical observations.The program encourages making products of research available to the public.It also encourages community coordination of technology and instrumentation development efforts via an annual Principal Investigators meeting.

For more information visit grants.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: November 15, 2018

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Design, Development, Manufacturing, and Testing of the Thermal Loop Pumps for the Advanced Portable Life Support System

NASA/Johnson Space Center (JSC) plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Design, Development, Manufacturing, and Testing of the Thermal Loop Pumps for the Advanced Portable Life Support System (PLSS) in support of NASA's next generation space suit, the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) (xEMU). The PLSS being developed for the xEMU will offer many significant advantages over the current EMU PLSS which includes two thermal control loops (TCLs) inside the PLSS, one primary and one auxiliary. Deliverables for this effort will include a Preliminary Design Review, Pre-Manufacturing Review, Full Drawings set, Electrical De-rating Analysis and Radiation Assessment, as well as Stress and Thermal Analysis.

For more information, visit fbo.gov

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National Science Foundation - Advanced Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing (AM) program supports the fundamental research needed to revitalize American manufacturing to grow the national prosperity and workforce, and to reshape our strategic industries. The AM program accelerates advances in manufacturing technologies with emphasis on multidisciplinary research that fundamentally alters and transforms manufacturing capabilities, methods and practices. Advanced manufacturing research proposals should address issues related to national prosperity and security, and advancing knowledge to sustain global leadership. Areas of research, for example, include manufacturing systems; materials processing; manufacturing machines; methodologies; and manufacturing across the length scales. Researchers working in the areas of cybermanufacturing systems, manufacturing machines and equipment, materials engineering and processing, and nanomanufacturing are encouraged to transcend and cross domain boundaries. Interdisciplinary, convergent proposals are welcome that bring manufacturing to new application areas, and that incorporate challenges and approaches outside the customary manufacturing portfolio to broaden the impact of America’s advanced manufacturing research. Proposals of all sizes will therefore be considered as justified by the project description. Investigators are encouraged to discuss their ideas with AM program directors well in advance of submission at AdvancedManufacturing@nsf.gov.

For more information, visit grants.gov

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Notice of Intent (NOI): DE-FOA-0001949: Energy-Water Desalination Hub

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO),on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001905 entitled "Energy-Water Desalination Hub". This FOA will support the establishment of an Energy Innovation Hub in the area of Energy-Water Desalination (referred to as the “Hub”) to accelerate transformational advances in science and engineering focused on reducing the energy and cost requirements of desalination to provide clean and safe water. The Hub will include highly collaborative research teams, spanning multiple scientific, engineering, and where appropriate, economic and public policy disciplines. By bringing together top talent from across the full spectrum of research and development (R&D) performers—including universities, private industry, non-profits, and National Laboratories—the Hub will serve as the world-leading R&D center in Energy-Water Desalination. THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI) ONLY. This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all. 

For more information, visit grants.gov

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FY2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) program is sponsored by the Basic Research Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD (R&E)). VBFF supports innovative basic research within academia, as well as opportunities intended to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers for the defense workforce.

VBFF is oriented towards bold and ambitious “blue sky” research that may lead to extraordinary outcomes such as revolutionizing entire disciplines, creating entirely new fields, or disrupting accepted theories and perspectives.

Objectives of the program are to:

  • Support unclassified basic scientific and engineering research that could be the foundation for future revolutionary new capabilities for DoD

  • Educate and train student and post-doctoral researchers for the defense workforce

  • Foster long-term relationships between university researchers and the DoD

  • Familiarize university researchers and their students with DoD’s current and projected future challenges

  • Increase the number of talented technical experts that DoD can call upon.

For more information, visit grants.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: January 18, 2019

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BAA - Research Interests of the United States Air Force Academy

The USAFA invests in an active research program for three main reasons. First and foremost, research significantly enhances the cadet learning experience. Research is done by, for and with cadets who work alongside fellow cadets and faculty mentors. Research provides cadets with rich independent learning opportunities as they tackle ill-defined problems and are challenged to apply their knowledge and abilities.

Second, the research program provides opportunities essential for faculty development. Research broadens and deepens the experience base of the faculty. This infuses current, relevant, state-of-the-art and cutting-edge applications and examples into the curriculum. This also helps USAFA faculty remain current in their respective fields.

Third, USAFA conducts research to enhance the ability of the Air Force to perform its mission. There are ongoing research projects spanning topics as diverse as super hypersonics, cyber security, spatial disorientation, athletic performance and homeland defense. This BAA offers a vehicle for research to be performed to satisfy these three objectives, while also meeting research needs of industry counterparts/serve a public purpose. All awards issued against this BAA must serve to benefit the objectives identified above.

For more information, visit fbo.gov

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BAA - Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

This is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force. As a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the AFOSR discovers, shapes, and champions research within AFRL, universities, and industry laboratories to ensure the transition of research results to support U.S. Air Force needs. Using a carefully balanced research portfolio, AFOSR research managers seek to foster revolutionary scientific breakthroughs enabling the Air Force and U.S. industry to produce world-class, militarily significant, and commercially valuable products.

The full text of the BAA can be downloaded from fbo.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: August 30, 2019

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BAA - Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate

This is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), solicitation number BAA-18-R-STCD, is sponsored by the US Army Communications, Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD) and will be open for five (5) years from the date of original issue. The BAA will be valid through 19 June 2023, unless terminated sooner. This BAA includes research interests from the S&TCD, which is located at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland.

 CERDEC develops and integrates command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies that enable information dominance and decisive lethality for the networked Warfighters. The CERDEC S&TCD provides the Army with secure communications/networking technologies through research and development (R&D) innovations.

S&TCD has six Program Divisions:  Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA), Satellite Communications Systems (SATCOM), Systems Engineering, Architecture, Modeling and Simulation (SEAMS), Radio Frequency Communications (RFC), Tactical Communications (TC), Operations (OPS).  Each Division has a specific mission area of responsibility in support of the Army’s need for the most modern strategic and tactical communication technologies. 

For more information, as well as the full text of the BAA, visit fbo.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: June 19, 2023

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BAA: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Divison

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is interested in receiving proposals for Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of NAWCAD operations. Note that this is an announcement to declare NAWCAD’s broad role in competitive funding of meritorious research across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines.

For more information, the full text of the announcement can be found at fbo.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: 6/14/2019

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Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE)

The Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) program supports fundamental research into the basic processes and phenomena of engineering design and systems engineering. The program seeks proposals leading to improved understanding about how processes, organizational structure, social interactions, strategic decision making, and other factors impact success in the planning and execution of engineering design and systems engineering projects. It also supports advances pertaining to engineering design and systems engineering in areas that include, but are not limited to, decision making under uncertainty, including preference and demand modeling; problem decomposition and decision delegation; applications of reverse game theory (mechanism design); computer-aided design; design representation; system performance modeling and prediction; design optimization; uncertainty quantification; domain- or concern-specific design methods; and advanced computational techniques for supporting effective human cognition, decision making, and collaboration. Competitive proposals for novel methods will include a plan to evaluate rigorously the effectiveness and performance of the proposed approach.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

Full proposal accepted any time. Proposals submitted to other program announcements and solicitations, including the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), must meet their respective deadlines; please refer to the deadline dates specified in the appropriate announcement or solicitation. Proposals for EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) or Rapid Response Research (RAPID) can be submitted at any time but Principal Investigators must contact the cognizant program director prior to submission. Proposals for supplements or workshops can be submitted at any time, and PIs are encouraged to contact the cognizant PD prior to submission.

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Dear Colleague Letter: Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings (DREAM-B)

The vast U.S. building stock has been constructed primarily of conventional materials, such as concrete, masonry, steel, and wood. New waves in building design approaches, such as performance/resilient-based design, as well as rapid evolutions in robotics, additive manufacturing, and computation, create stunning new opportunities to revolutionize engineering and architectural materials for high performance buildings.

With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings, the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites proposals to the Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) program for EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) for high risk/high reward fundamental research to investigate wholly new materials and radical changes in the design of conventional materials, through the adaptation and integration of advanced technologies, to enable high performance buildings (structural systems, foundation systems, and building envelopes).

EAGER proposals with budgets of up to $300,000 will be considered; proposed budgets must be justified by the project scope.

For more information, visit nsf.gov

Submission Details:

EAGER proposals must follow NSF's Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).

Interested PIs are required to contact one of the cognizant NSF Program Officers listed below before submission of the EAGER proposal. Often, a one-page abstract is helpful when contacting the Program Officer to establish the appropriateness for an EAGER proposal submission.

Y. Grace Hsuan, ENG/CMMI, yhsuan@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2241
Joy Pauschke, ENG/CMMI, jpauschk@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7024
Richard Fragaszy, ENG/CMMI, rfragaszy@nsf.gov, (703)-292-7011

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DOE-FOA-0001820 FY 2018 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

The SC mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and major scientific tools to transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic and national security of the United States. SC is the Nation’s largest Federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and the lead Federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for our Nation’s energy future.

SC accomplishes its mission and advances national goals by supporting:

• The frontiers of science—exploring nature’s mysteries from the study of fundamental subatomic particles, atoms, and molecules that are the building blocks of the materials of our universe and everything in it to the DNA, proteins, and cells that are the building blocks of life. Each of the programs in SC supports research probing the most fundamental disciplinary questions.

• The 21st Century tools of science—providing the nation’s researchers with 27 state-of-the-art national scientific user facilities - the most advanced tools of modern science - propelling the U.S. to the forefront of science, technology development and deployment through innovation.

• Science for energy and the environment―paving the knowledge foundation to spur discoveries and innovations for advancing the Department’s mission in energy and environment. SC supports a wide range of funding modalities from single principal investigators to large team-based activities to engage in fundamental research on energy production, conversion, storage, transmission, and use, and on our understanding of the earth systems.

For more information, visit grants.gov

Submission Details:

Deadline: December 31, 2018

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DOE - Technologist in Residence Program

In an effort to advance several of the Administration’s priorities, including enhancing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and increasing U.S. economic growth, senior lab and industry researchers will work together to more deeply understand industry’s most important challenges and the national laboratory capabilities that can best solve them. The lab technologist will provide deep technical knowledge and help the industry partners navigate and leverage the resources and expertise across all of the national labs.

Technologist in Residence partnerships run for up to two years with the goal of creating long-term working relationships with the labs that extend well beyond the program timeframe. All DOE national laboratories are eligible to apply for funding. EERE anticipates awarding five laboratories with up to $350,000 in funding per selectee. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funds expire, with a final deadline of May 20, 2019.

For more information, visit energy.gov

Submission Details:

Interested industry partners are encouraged to contact Eli Levine at Eli.Levine@EE.Doe.Gov with questions and to help identify a lab with whom to partner and apply for this opportunity.

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Halliburton - iEnergy University Grants Program

Apply for Landmark’s University Grants Program (UGP) to receive software provisioning and training free of charge. Currently, over 200 academic institutions are benefitting from this program, which offers the ability to opt for software deployment through the iEnergy® Cloud.

How it Works

Landmark contributes renewable Landmark software licenses to qualified academic institutions worldwide. From seismic processing to exploration, drilling, production and beyond, universities can and do widely use our latest software to:

  • Deliver curricula
  • Support student thesis projects
  • Conduct advanced research

What’s Included

Landmark software grants (software provided through the UGP is not intended for commercial use by universities) are evergreen with three-year renewable terms and come with software maintenance and technical support. Additionally, once part of the University Grants Program, the institution will have access to LANDMARK LEARNING for training purposes.

For more information, visit iEnergy.community.

Submission Details:

Application

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The Solutions Project Fighter Fund

Solutions Project invests in community-based organizations and leaders that are removing barriers (political, financial, cultural) to affordable clean energy for all. We focus on leaders who are most impacted by the failed energy policies and climate change in their communities and who are working through community organizing, local projects and state campaigns to make it better. We encourage equity-rooted strategies that work to ensure that community benefits, diverse leadership, and just transitions are central to the call for 100% clean, renewable energy.

The Solutions Project offers support via grants through the Fighter Fund. The Fighter Fund is a rapid response grantmaking program providing real-time support to pivotal frontline leaders accelerating the transition to 100% clean energy in the United States. Resources are designed to support place-based movement moments through organizing, direct action, advocacy, and lobbying activities; communications that build public will and cultural power; and coalition building. Ideal grantees are tax-exempt organizations, either (c)(3) or (c)(4), that are governed by the communities in which they serve, mobilize marginalized communities, have the capacity to leverage resources for additional funders, and are experimenting with innovative tactics to activate constituencies in advancing 100% clean energy for 100% of people. The Fighter Fund is currently an open application reviewed on a rolling basis. All interested and eligible applicants are encouraged to apply and the Fighter Fund has the following interest areas:

  1. State policy campaigns supporting 100% clean energy for 100% of the people
  2. Fossil fuel infrastructure resistance
  3. Indigenous organizing and led movements
  4. Supporting transparent, cleaner, and democratically controlled rural electric cooperatives
  5. Community-owned clean energy demonstration projects in need of seed capital

Grants range from $500 to $25,000. For more information, visit thesolutionsproject.org

Submission Details:

At this time, the Fighter Fund is by invitation only.

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Faculty Research Program

The Faculty Research Program is an opportunity for faculty to collaborate with NETL principal investigators on work of interest to the NETL and participating state-of-the-art NETL facilities.Benefits include a monthly stipend, insurance, inbound/outbound travel, and resources to encourage attendance at conferences, workshops, and other professional development activities.

Research and development areas of interest include:

- Carbon Management

- Combustion Science

- Fuel Cell Research

- Process Development

- Remote Sensing

- Sensors and Controls

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit orau.gov

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Unsolicited Proposals

The Department of Energy (DOE) encourages organizations and individuals to submit unsolicited proposals that are relevant to the DOE's research and development mission. Proposals must demonstrate support of an idea, method, or approach submitted by the proposer's initiative rather than in response to a solicitation. Additionally, they must demonstrate a unique and innovative concept or capability not currently available to the Federal government and does not resemble a project of a recent, current, or pending solicitation.

Submission Details:

Proposal Submission Due Date: rolling

For more information, visit netl.doe.gov

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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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17-581: 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

For more information, visit nsf.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

For more information visittnsf.gov

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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:

9/30/2020

For more information visit fbo.gov

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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

For more information visit nsf.gov

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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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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

For more information visit nsf.gov


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

For more information visit nsf.gov

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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

For more information visit grants.gov

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