Open 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 here.

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

Open Funding Opportunities
FOA Title Program Deadline Amount Date Added

BAA-W912HZ-17-BAA-01: US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Army Corps of Engineers

1/31/2018

discretionary

3/10/2017

FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science

9/30/2017

Up to $4,000,000

3/10/2017

PD 16-596 Condensed Matter and Materials Theory

National Science Foundation

Open

~$160,000/yr 

9/02/2016

PD 16-597 Ceramics

National Science Foundation

Open

~$160,000/yr

9/02/2016

BAA-AFRL-AFOSR-2016-0007: Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Open

~$200,000 - $400,000/yr

9/02/2016

Postdoctoral Opportunities

NREL

Year-Round

Discretionary

8/7/2015

BAA-RDK-2012-0001: University Small Grants Broad Agency Announcement

DOD: Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate

4/1/2017

$100,000

7/17/2015

 


BAA-W912HZ-BAA-01: US Army Engineer Research and Development Center 

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has released this 2017 Broad Agency Announcement for multiple research and topic areas. The ERDC conducts research in hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, earthquake engineering, geotechnical engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, water quality, aquatic plants, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/chemical/mechanical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conversation, and ecological processes.

For more information visit grants.gov

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DE-FOA-0001664: FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

This is the broad, open soliciation for the Office of Science. The agency is interested in recieving applications for support of work in the following program areas:  

 

  • Advanced Scientific Computing Research 

  • Basic Energy Science

  • Biological and Environmental Research

  • Fusion Energy Science 

  • High Energy Physics 

  • Nuclear Physics 

While proposal submissions are technically accepted until the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2017, proposers are highly encouraged to submit proposals six months ahead of that deadline. Further, proposers are encouraged to contact relevant program managers prior to submission. 

For more information visit science.energy.gov

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PD 16-596: Condensed Matter and Materials Theory

CMMT supports theoretical and computational materials research in the topical areas represented in DMR's core or individual investigator programs, which include: Condensed Matter Physics (CMP), Biomaterials (BMAT), Ceramics (CER), Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM), Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN), Polymers (POL), and Solid State and Materials Chemistry (SSMC). The program supports fundamental research that advances the conceptual understanding of hard and soft materials, and materials-related phenomena; the development of associated analytical, computational, and data-centric techniques; as well as predictive materials-specific theory, simulation, and modeling for materials research. The broad spectrum of research supported in CMMT includes first-principles, quantum many-body, statistical mechanics, classical and quantum Monte Carlo, and molecular dynamics methods. Computational efforts span from workstations to advanced and high-performance scientific computing. Emphasis is on approaches that begin at the smallest appropriate length scale, such as electronic, atomic, molecular, nano-, micro-, and mesoscale, required to yield fundamental insight into material properties, processes, and behavior, to predict new materials and states of matter, and to reveal new materials-related phenomena. Approaches that span multiple scales of length and time may be required to advance fundamental understanding of materials properties and phenomena, particularly for polymeric materials and soft matter. Examples of areas of recent interest appear in the program description.

CMMT encourages potentially transformative theoretical and computational materials research, which includes but is not limited to: i) developing materials-specific prediction and advancing understanding of properties, phenomena, and emergent states of matter associated with either hard or soft materials, ii) developing and exploring new paradigms including cyber- and data-enabled approaches to advance fundamental understanding of materials and materials related phenomena, or iii) fostering research at interfaces among subdisciplines represented in the Division of Materials Research.

Research involving significant materials research cyberinfrastructure development, for example, software development with an aim to share software with the broader materials community, should be submitted to CMMT through Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) within its annual proposal submission window in the fall.

Submission Deadlines:

Full Application: Open

For more information, visit nsf.gov 

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PD 16-597: Ceramics

This program supports fundamental scientific research in ceramics (e.g., oxides, carbides, nitrides and borides), glass-ceramics, inorganic glasses, ceramic-based composites and inorganic carbon-based materials. Projects should be centered on experiments; inclusion of computational and theory components are encouraged. The objective of the program is to increase fundamental understanding and to develop predictive capabilities for relating synthesis, processing, and microstructure of these materials to their properties and ultimate performance in various environments and applications. Research to enhance or enable the discovery or creation of new ceramic materials is welcome. Development of new experimental techniques or novel approaches to carry out projects is encouraged. Topics supported include basic processes and mechanisms associated with nucleation and growth of thin films; bulk crystal growth; phase transformations and equilibria; morphology; surface modification; corrosion, interfaces and grain boundary structure; and defects.

Submission Deadlines:

Full Application: Open

For more information, visit nsf.gov

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BAA-AFRL-AFOSR-2016-0007: Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research “we, us, our, or AFOSR” manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force. As a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), our technical experts discover, shape, and champion research within the Air Force Research Laboratory, universities, and industry laboratories to ensure the transition of research results to support U.S. Air Force needs. Using a carefully balanced research portfolio, our 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. Our focus is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in two scientific branches:

- Engineering and Information Sciences (RTA)

- Physical and Biological Sciences (RTB)

Submission Deadlines:

Full Application: Open

For more information visit, grants.gov

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Postdoctoral Opportunities

RPP Postdoctoral Researcher appointments are typically one year. Extensions may be granted based on program needs and funding availability, up to a maximum of three years. Appointments are viewed as preparation for a full-time academic and/or research career. Appointees work under the supervision of a senior scholar or a department and are expected to publish research results during the period of the appointment.

Submission Requirements

  • Resume with list of publications and a cover letter stating areas of interest

  • Resumes accepted all year for possible placement and for specific open positions only.

Submission Deadlines

Full Application: Year-Round

For more information, visit nrel.gov

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BAA-RDK-2012-0001: University Small Grants Broad Agency Announcement

The AFRL Directed Energy Directorate is interested in receiving proposals under this announcement in order to establish a university grant vehicle that can provide small grants (less than $100k) to students/professors in a timely manner for the purpose of engaging U.S./U.S. territories’ colleges and universities in directed energy-related basic, applied, and advanced research projects that are of interest to the Department of Defense. The scope of the research will include the entire spectrum of directed energy technology that is applicable to the Air Force, including all tangentially-related directed energy research. The research shall include, but not be limited to: lasers; optics and beam control; high power microwaves, and directed energy effects, modeling and simulation.

This is a five-year, opened-ended BAA to solicit research proposals for the AFRL Directed Energy Directorate. This BAA is a university grant vehicle that can provide small grants to students/professors in a timely manner to engage colleges and universities in directed energy-related basic, applied, and advanced research projects that are of interest to the Department of Defense. Multiple awards of grants up to $100,000 are anticipated with a period of performance ranging from one to two years. This program is being initiated via release of this baseline BAA-RDK-2012-0001. Potential offerors/applicants must call the appropriate point of contact (POC) to confirm interest in the effort to be proposed and the funding availability prior to submitting a proposal. Proposals submitted without prior contact with the POC will not be considered for award.

Submission Deadlines

Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/01/2017

For more information, visit grants.gov

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