Research Management Group (RMG)

Miscellaneous federal funding opportunities for basic science research
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Department of Defense (DoD) Department of the Army
Department of Engergy (DoE)

This webpage contains miscellaneous federal agency basic science research funding opportunities announced on June 27, 2013.


Reminder- recent announcement:
Biomedical and Bioengineering funding opportunities (foundation, EPA, NIH, NSF) more >>

Special note/update:

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) The following AFOSR, ARL/ARO BAAs include a reference to the DURIP program. The 2014 program, however, has not yet been published (a separate email will be distributed when it is available). FYI: the funding last year: $50K-$1.5M for 1 year. Last year's deadline was in September.

 

DoE-Department of Energy

2014 Research in High Energy Physics DE-FOA-0000948
See the guidelines for the program descriptions are offered to provide more in-depth information on the six scientific and technical areas of interest: the Energy Frontier, the Intensity Frontier, the Cosmic Frontier, Theoretical Particle Physics, Accelerator Science and Techology Research and Development, Particle Detector Research and Development
Amount of funding not specified. An estimated $40M will be available, subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Letter of intent (strongly encouraged): July 15, 2013
Full proposal: Sept. 9, 2013
http://science.energy.gov/hep/funding-opportunities/

 

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

 

BAA-Broad Agency Announcement
Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research BAA-AFOSR-2013-0001

Amount of funding (see pg. 87): $200K-$400K/yr for up to 5 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
See the table of contents in the guidelines for an overview of the topics: Dynamic systems and control; Quantum and Non-equilibrium processes, Information, decision, and complex networks, complex materials and devices, energy, power, and propulsion, basic research initiatives (see subtopics).
You are encouraged to contact the AFOSR program official listed for each topic area to discuss your project.
One of the special programs includes: pg. 84-Air Force Young Investigator Program $120K level for 3 yrs supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. Assistant professors with PI eligibility (U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident.)
Timeline:
White paper submission: accepted anytime "until superseded"
Full proposal submission via grantsgov (if white paper approved): accepted anytime until superseded (i.e., no specific expiration date is provided)
Guidelines: download the PDF file of the guidelines by going to this Grantsgov webpage >>, clicking on the "Full announcement" link at the top of the webpage

 

DoD Department of the Army

 

Research in Quantum Computing W911NF-13-R-0010
Amount of funding and term not specified. They anticipate allocating up to $40M in FY2014 for these awards (but funding is subject to appropriations).
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
There are two separate research topics covered in the announcement:
1. Quantum characterization, verification, and validation
2. Advanced quantum computing measurement technology
Timeline:
Stage #1: White paper deadline (required): July 10, 2013, 4 p.m. EDT
Stage #2 Full Proposal Deadline (by invitation): Sept. 10, 2013, 4 p.m. EDT via grantsgov
Guidelines: http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=8

 

BAAs: Broad Agency Announcements (#1 and #2):

You are strongly encouraged to make initial inquiries with the Technical Point of Contact (Program Official) listed for the various topics, subtopics in the following two BAA guidelines to discuss your project prior to the white paper submission.

Timeline for these BAAs:
White paper deadline: submissions are accepted any time
Full proposals (if the white papers are approved) are accepted anytime before the BAAs expire in March 2017.

1) ARL-Army Research Laboratory Core Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
for Basic and Applied Scientific Research for Fiscal Years 2012 through 2017 W911NF-12-R-0011-01

Amount of funding not specified.
Term of funding (see pg. 129, #4): ARL Core Competencies topics (ask the program official for your topic regarding term) and for ARO topics the term is up to 3 yrs.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Note: See the table of contents for an overview of the topics for the three sets of programs in this BAA. 1) Army Research Laboratory Core Competencies, 2) Army Research Office , 3) Special Programs
Topics: To fund research in materials sciences; ballistics and aeromechanics sciences; information sciences; human sciences; survivability, lethality, and vulnerability analysis and assessment; chemistry; electronics; physics; environmental sciences; life sciences (biochemistry, molecular genetics, microbiology, neurophysiology and cognitive science, cultural and behavioral science, institutional and organizational science); mechanical sciences, mathematical sciences, computing sciences and network sciences.
Additional special programs
-pg. 113-Short Term Innovative Research (STIR) Program $50K over 9 months
-pg. 114-Young Investigator Program- $50K/yr x 3 yrs This program is open to U.S. citizens, Nationals, and resident aliens holding tenure-track positions at U.S. universities and colleges, who have held their graduate degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) for fewer than five years at the time of application.
-pg. 116- Research Instrumentation Program
Guidelines: download PDF file from this webpage:
http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=8

 

2) ARO-Army Research Office Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
for Basic and Applied Scientific Research for Fiscal Years 2012 through 2017 W911NF-12-R-0012-01

Amount of funding: not specified. Term: 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Various ARO topics: mechanical science, environmental science, mathematics, electronics, computing science, physics, chemical sciences, life sciences (biochemistry, molecular genetics, microbiology, neurophysiology and cognitive science, cultural and behavioral science, institutional and organizational science), materials science and network sciences.
Additional special programs
-pg. 55-Short Term Innovative Research (STIR) Program $50K over 9 months
-pg. 56-Young Investigator Program- $50K/yr x 3 yrs This program is open to U.S. citizens, Nationals, and resident aliens holding tenure-track positions at U.S. universities and colleges, who have held their graduate degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) for fewer than five years at the time of application.
-pg. 58- Research Instrumentation Program (check with the program official for your topic)
Guidelines: download PDF file from this webpage:
http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=8

 

 

Stanford Resources

* Institutional representative: you must be prepared to submit your proposals via eSubmit for your institutional representatives (see below for contact information)* at least 5-working days** prior to the application receipt deadline. You are encouraged to notify your RPM as soon as possible that you will be submitting a proposal so he/she can begin to generate your budget and assist with other aspects of your application.
*Medicine: Research Process Manager (RPM) Assignments by department: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/rpmmaster.html
*Other schools: **NEW** Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments on this new DoResearch webpage >>

Grantsgov at Stanford resource webpage (updated)
Setting up your computer, tutorials, eSubmit, best practices and tips:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/grantsgov_at_stanford.html

Funding information resources for the Stanford community:
Includes links to internal Stanford funding opportunities, calendar, various topics, searchable funding databases-Pivot and Grant Forward, etc.
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/

Shared Facility/Service Center Resource
You are encouraged to discuss shared facility, service center, core facility resources with Bruce Koch, Senior Director, Discovery and Technological Service Centers, Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Research at bruce.koch@stanford.edu.
School of Medicine/Spectrum webpage "Enabling Technologies" (includes links to shared facilities) http://spectrum.stanford.edu/page_listings/enabling-technologies
School of Medicine Service Centers links: http://corefacilities.stanford.edu/
DoResearch Shared Facility webpage: http://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/shared-facilities

 

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