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Earth and Ocean Science Funding Opportunity Highlights


Although this Earth and Ocean Science funding opportunity webpage is located on a School of Medicine website, the resources on this and other funding information webpages are intended for faculty in all schools. If you have any questions or comments or if you would like to be added to the earth science or other funding opportunity email distribution lists, please contact Jeanne Heschele, Funding Opportunity Administrator in the Research Management Group, at jheschele@stanford.edu.


Eligibility
: faculty with PI eligibility (with the exception of the graduate student and postdoctoral fellowships


National Science Foundation

See the separate NSF calendar and funding opportunity webpage >>

 



Foundation

 

Simons Foundation
Life Sciences Program
Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life Investigator Award

Unlimited numbers of applicants permitted
Amount of funding: $100K-$400K total costs per year (including 20% indirects) for 5 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility with Ph.D. and M.D. degrees
To advance our knowledge of the processes that led to the emergence of life, the Simons Foundation established the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life (SCOL). The Collaboration supports creative, innovative research on topics such as the astrophysical and planetary context of the origins of life, the development of prebiotic chemistry, the assembly of the first cells, the advent of Darwinian evolution and the earliest signs of life on the young Earth.
Letter of intent-first stage proposal (required): Sept. 12, 2014 via proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only): December 1, 2014 via proposal
The guidelines can be downloaded from the bottom of this webpage:
http://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/life-sciences/collaboration-on-the-origins-of-life-investigator-award/

Simons Foundation
Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards

$180K per year x 3 yrs
Eligibility: assist. prof. with UTL faculty appointments for at least 3 years and no more than eight years
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent and have significant training in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematics, statistics, physics, computational sciences).
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014
Guidelines
http://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/life-sciences/simons-early-career-investigator-in-marine-microbial-ecology-and-evolution-awards/

Simons Foundation
Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Simons Collaborations in Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences

Unlimited numbers of applicants permitted.
$2.5M total costs per year (includes 20% indirects) x 4 years ($10M total costs)
Eligibility: for Stanford faculty with PI eligibility.
The aim of this “Collaborations” RFP is to stimulate progress on the fundamental scientific questions of major importance in the the broad areas of mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science.
Letter of intent deadline (required): Oct. 31, 2014 via proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only): March 31, 2015 via proposal central
Download the guidelines from the bottom of this webpage:
http://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-physical-sciences/simons-collaborations-in-mathematics-and-the-physical-sciences/

Simons Foundation
Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Targeted Grants in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems

Unlimited numbers of applicants are permitted.
$200K total costs per year (includes 20% indirects) for 3 years (4 awards to be made)
Eligibility: established faculty with PI eligibility. The award will fund one investigator or a team of 2 investigators.
The program aims to support research in the life sciences that breaks new conceptual or theoretical ground and relates closely to experiment, for example, by introducing new and experimentally testable concepts or by developing models that can explain data and motivate new classes of experiments. Successful proposals will typically involve both new theoretical approaches and a direct interaction with biological experiment.
Research areas: A broad spectrum of research areas will be considered, ranging from cellular-level issues of organization, regulation, signaling and dynamics through morphogenesis to the properties of organisms and ecology, as well as neuroscience and evolution; however, preference will be given to areas in which modeling approaches are less established, and, for this reason, bioinformatics and genomics will fall outside the scope of the program.
Letter of intent deadline (required): Sept. 30, 2014 via proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only): Jan. 31, 2015 via proposal central
Download the guidelines from the bottom of this webpage:
http://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-physical-sciences/targeted-grants-in-the-mathematical-modeling-of-living-systems/

Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Grants Program

$15K to $500K (average=$160K over 2 yrs)
Solid waste management system: waste minimization, recycling, waster conversion to energy, etc.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Deadlines: Jan. 8, 2015* and July 15, 2014
http://erefdn.org/index.php/grants/proposal
*due to the holiday closure you will likely have to submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to your OSR representative before mid December


Postdoctoral Fellowships

NSF 14-607 Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF): Broadening Participation and International
Applicants must be U.S. citizens (or nationals) or legally admitted permanent residents of the United States (i.e., have a "green card")
Institutional representatives: not applicable. Applicants apply directly to the NSF. You are encouraged to apply early given the complexity of the application process.
Deadline: Dec. 8, 2014
Guidelines:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14607/nsf14607.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. These fellowships are awards to individuals; proposals are submitted directly by the fellowship candidate to NSF.



NSF 15-501 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)
U.S. citizenship required.
The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site. For FY 2015 and beyond, these BIO programs are
(1) Broadening Participation of Groups Under-represented in Biology
(2) Research Using Biological Collections
(3) National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.
Deadline: Jan. 8, 2015 and Nov. 3, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15501/nsf15501.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. These fellowships are awards to individuals; proposals are submitted directly by the fellowship candidate to NSF.

 

NSF 14-509 Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF)
Be U.S. citizens (or nationals) or legally admitted permanent residents of the United States (i.e., have a "green card") at the time of application. Each candidate must identify one or more sponsoring scientist(s) and host institution(s) in the proposal. (See guidelines for additional details.)
Deadline: Jan. 12, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14509/nsf14509.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are awards to individuals; proposals are submitted directly by the fellowship candidate to NSF.

 

NSF 14-538 Geography and Spatial Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI)
The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. GSS provides support to improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects undertaken by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility. The PI must be the advisor of the doctoral student or another faculty member at the U.S. university where the doctoral student is enrolled.
Deadlines: Feb. 12, 2015 and Aug. 13, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14538/nsf14538.htm



NSF 10-535 American Competitiveness in Chemistry-Fellowship
Deadline: April 6, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10535/nsf10535.htm
Institutional representive: you are required to submit your completed PDRF form and application materials through your institutional representative by the March 30, 2015 deadline. See the contact info below >>

 

James S. McDonnell Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems

NOTE: The program, following review of applications, provides selected pre-doctoral students with “letters of intent to fund” that the student can use in negotiating with potential postdoctoral training institutions while the student is in the final phase of graduate school.
The Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools that can be applied to the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. It is anticipated that research funded in this program will address issues in fields such as biology, biodiversity, climate, demography, epidemiology, technological change, economic development, governance, or computation.
-Applicants should not currently have a Ph.D. and should not receive a Ph.D. on or before June 14, 2013.
-Ph.D. student applicants should have theoretical and/or experimental training in Complex Systems Science.
-Applicants should expect to complete coursework and dissertation sometime in 2013.
-Ph.D. students that have already identified a postdoctoral position and postdoctoral research mentor should not apply. Support for such positions is readily available through traditional funding mechanisms
Deadline: June TBA
http://www.jsmf.org/apply/fellowship/
Institutional representative: not applicable. Send your applications directly to the foundation.

 

NSF 13-548 Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)
The candidate is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States. Each candidate must identify one or more sponsoring scientist(s) and host institution(s) at the time of proposal submission.
The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community. Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their career, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of EAR fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs.
Deadline: July 18, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13548/nsf13548.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

 

NSF 11-559 Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAPF)
The candidate is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States. Each candidate must identify one or more sponsoring scientist(s) and host institution(s) at the time of proposal submission.
Deadline: Oct. 14, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11559/nsf11559.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Fellowships are awarded to individuals. The fellowship candidate submits his or her proposal directly to NSF.

 

 

 

 

 

 





Graduate Student



Graduate Student Funding Information Resource webpage

(School of Medicine resources which may be of interest to students in other schools.)
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/grad_student.html

 

American Physical Society (APS)
Dissertation Awards
(physics)
Deadlines: TBA
http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/dissertation/index.cfm



Collegiate Inventors Competition

The invention, a reduced-to-practice idea or working prototype, must be the work of a student or team of students with his or her university advisor. If it is a machine, it must be operable. If it is a chemical, it must be complete with evidence of successful application of the idea. If it is a new plant, color photographs or slides must be included in the submission. If a new or original ornamental design for an article of manufacture is submitted, the entire design must be included in the application. In addition, the invention should be capable of being reproduced.
$15,000 top prize (graduate student); $12,500 prize (undergraduate); The student's advisor wins a cash prize as well.
Deadline: June TBA
http://www.invent.org/collegiate/index.html
To enter: http://www.invent.org/collegiate/enter.html
Institutional representative: not applicable. Because this is a prize and not a sponsored project, you do not need to submit your application through your department's institutional representative in the Research Management Group (RMG/School of Medicine) or Office of Sponsored Research (for all other schools).
Note: Inventions are subject to Stanford’s Intellectual Property policies, if applicable.

 

 

 

 


Resources for faculty

 

Institutional Representatives
*Medicine: RPM Assignments by department: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/rpmmaster.html
*Other Schools: Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments on this new DoResearch webpage:
http://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-offices/sponsored-research-osr/pre-award-operations

Center Grant Coordinator
Pam Jahnke, Vice Provost and Dean of Research Office for the university, is an additional resource for faculty throughout the university who are preparing center grant and other complex grant applications. Pam's work is expected to be supplemental and complementary to the assistance that faculty receive from research administration staff in their departments and schools (RPMs/RMG, OSR, ERA). Pam can be reached at pam.jahnke@stanford.edu. Additional information:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/center_grants_coord.html

 

Dean of Research Office "Do"Research website:
http://doresearch.stanford.edu/


Shared Facility/Service Center Resource

DoResearch Shared Facility webpage:
http://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/shared-facilities


Office of Science Outreach (OSO)
The Office of Science Outreach serves faculty throughout the University by helping them create outreach project ideas and proposals to meet funders’ Broader Impact requirements (i.e., NSF proposals)
Visit http://oso.stanford.edu/resources/faculty or contact Kaye Storm at kstorm@stanford.edu
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NSF Policy: Medical Research/Disease-related goal restrictions:

"Research with disease-related goals, including work on the etiology, diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental disease, abnormality, or malfunction in human beings or animals, is normally not supported. Animal models of such conditions or the development or testing of drugs or other procedures for their treatment also are not eligible for support.
EXCEPTIONS: However, research in bioengineering, with diagnosis- or treatment-related goals, that applies engineering principles to problems in biology and medicine while advancing engineering knowledge is eligible for support. Bioengineering research to aid persons with disabilities also is eligible.









 




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