Research Management Group (RMG)

NSF Bioscience, Chemical Science, Earth Science, Engineering and Physics Funding Opportunity Highlights


This webpage contains a calendar containing highlights of NSF funding opportunity announcements which pertain to bioscience, chemistry, earth science, engineering, and physics.


Eligibility:
unless otherwise stated, Stanford faculty with PI eligibility


NSF Funding Opportunity Search Tool:
Link to the NSF "Find Funding" webpage:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/

 

NSF Grant and Proposal Guidelines (GPG) (effective Jan. 2016)
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf16001/gpg_index.jsp

NSF Medical Research/Disease-related goal restrictions
NSF Grant Proposal Guidelines Chapter 1. B:
Unless otherwise stated in the program guidelines, 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."

 

Current NSF Limited Submission Programs


NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT) NSF 16-503
# of applications: 4
2 for the Traineeship Track
2 for the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track
The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Internal Dean of Research Office Deadline: Wed., July 13, 2016, 5 p.m.
Internal submission guidelines

 

 

 

Multi-agency funding opportunities and Special Announcements


Note: NSF RFPs and deadlines are subject to change.


NSF 16-517 National Robotics Initiatve (NRI): The realization of co-robots acting in direct support of individuals and groups
Co-sponsors:
NIH: NIBIB, NICHD, NEI, NIA, NIDCD, NINDS, NINR, OBSSR (See the NIH notice NOT-EB-15-008) about updates regarding assistive robitics regarding this RFP)
USDA
NASA
DoD DARPA, AFOSR
Department of Energy (DOE)
Note: Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation may not duplicate or be substantially similar to other proposals concurrently under consideration by other NSF, NASA, NIH, USDA, or DOD programs or study sections.
Full proposal deadlines: Jan. 12, 2017
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16517/nsf16517.htm

 

NIH Predictive Multiscale Models for Biomedical, Biological, Behavioral, Environmental and Clinical Research (U01) (PAR-15-085)
Co-Sponsors:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
US Army (ARO)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department of Energy (DoE)*
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
NIH:
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIGMS)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Remaining deadlines: May 30, 2016; September 29, 2016*; January 30, 2017; May 29, 2017; September 29, 2017* via grantsgov
(*Applicants interested in DOE funding may wish to use the September due dates, see Section IV.6, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-085.html


NSF 16-543 Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS)
NSF Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Division of Mathematical Sciences
NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Amount of funding: Award sizes are expected to range from $100,000 to $400,000 per year (total costs) with durations of 3-5 years.
Purpose: to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need and urgency for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences. This program is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support existing ones.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Deadline: Sept. 14, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16543/nsf16543.htm


NSF 13-543 Smart and Connected Health
Co-sponsors:
NSF
NIH NICHD, NCI, NHGRI, NIBIB, NIA, OBSSR
The purpose of this program is to develop next generation health care solutions and encourage existing and new research communities to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health, such as sensor technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, decision support systems, modeling of behavioral and cognitive processes, as well as system and process modeling.
Exploratory deadline proposal deadline: Oct. 10, 2016
Integrative (INT) Proposals: Deadline: Dec. 10, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13543/nsf13543.htm

 

 

NSF 14-592 Ecology and Infectious Diseases
Multi-agency: NSF,
NIH FIC, NIAMS, NIAID
USDA
U.K. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
BSF United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
The central theme of submitted projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems. Projects should be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies. They should focus on the determinants and interactions of transmission among humans, non-human animals, and/or plants.
Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged, as are disease systems of concern in agricultural systems.
Investigators are encouraged to develop the appropriate multidisciplinary team, including for example, modelers, bioinformaticians, genomics researchers, social scientists, economists, epidemiologists, entomologists, parasitologists, microbiologists, bacteriologists, virologists, pathologists or veterinarians, with the goal of integrating knowledge across disciplines to enhance our ability to predict and control infectious diseases.
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14592/nsf14592.htm

 

 

 

 

 

NSF Highlights (arranged by deadline)

Note: NSF RFPs and deadlines are subject to change.

 

July 2016

 

NSF 15-557 Petrology and Geochemistry
Deadline: July 8, 2016 and Jan. 9, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15557/nsf15557.htm



NSF 16-556 Tectonics
Deadlines: July 8, 2016 and Jan. 13, 2017
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16556/nsf16556.htm




NSF PD 15-1699 Cognitive Neuroscience
The program is particularly interested in supporting the development of new techniques and technologies for recording, analyzing, and modeling complex brain activity and human brain mapping. Such projects should include a plan for sharing new software and other technologies with the research community at large.
The program also intends to foster projects that integrate perspectives across disciplines, e.g., from the cognitive sciences, psychology, developmental sciences, biology, computer science, engineering, education, anthropology, physics, mathematics and statistics.
Deadlines:   August 15, 2016 and Feb. 13, 2017
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5316

 

NSF 14-545 Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR)
CEDAR is a broad-based, community-guided, upper atmospheric research program. The goal is to understand the behavior of atmospheric regions from the middle atmosphere upward through the thermosphere and ionosphere into the exosphere in terms of coupling, energetics, chemistry, and dynamics on regional and global scales.
Deadline: July 17, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14545/nsf14545.htm

 

NSF 16-560 GeoPRISMS (Geodynamic Processes at Rifting and Subducting Margins) Program (reissued)
This program investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales.
(REVISED) Deadline: July 26, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16560/nsf16560.htm

NSF 13-561 Instrument Development for Biological Research
TYPE A - Innovation: Proposals for the development of novel instrumentation that provides new research capabilities or, where appropriate, that significantly improves current technologies by at least an order of magnitude in fundamental aspects such as accuracy, precision, resolution, throughput, flexibility, portability, breadth of application, costs of construction or operation , or user-friendliness.
TYPE B - Bridging: Proposals for transforming, ‘one of a kind' prototypes or high-end instruments into devices that are broadly available and utilizable without loss of capacity.
Deadline: July 29, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13561/nsf13561.htm

 

 

August 2016

 

NSF 16-565 Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)
With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one's first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will award grants to initiate the course of one's independent research. Understanding the critical role of establishing that independence early in one's career,
Eligibility; it is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD. One may not yet have received any other grants or contracts in the Principal Investigator (PI) role from any department, agency, or institution of the federal government, including from the CAREER program or any other program, post-PhD, regardless of the size of the grant or contract, with certain exceptions noted in the guidelines. Only one principal investigator per proposal is allowed; co-principal investigators and senior personnel are not permitted.
Deadline: Aug. 10, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16565/nsf16565.htm

 

NSF PD 98-1670 Chemical Oceanography
Deadlines:   Aug. 15, 2016 and Feb. 15, 2017
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11698

 

NSF PD 98-1650 Biological Oceanography
Deadlines:  August 15, 2016 and Feb. 15, 2017
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11696



NSF PD 98-1620 Marine Geology and Geophysics
Deadlines:  August 15, 2016 and Feb. 15, 2017
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11726



NSF PD 98-1610 Physical Oceanography
Deadlines:   August 15, 2016 and Feb. 15, 2017
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12729

 

 


September 2016

 

NSF 15-570 Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT)
The PFI: AIR-TT solicitation serves as an early opportunity to move previously NSF-funded research results with promising commercial potential along the path toward commercialization. Projects are supported to demonstrate proof-of-concept, prototype, or scale-up while engaging faculty and students in entrepreneurial/innovative thinking.
Amount of funding: $200,000 over 18 months (35-40 awards will be made)
Letter of intent (required): Sept. 8, 2016, and March 1, 2017
Full proposal: Oct. 11, 2016, April 3, 2017
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15570/nsf15570.htm

 

NSF 15-582 Advances in Biological Informatics
The ABI program accepts three major types of proposals:
-Innovation awards that seek to pioneer new approaches to the application of informatics to biological problems, -Development awards that seek to provide robust cyberinfrastructure that will enable transformative biological research
-Sustaining awards that seek to support ongoing operations and maintenance of existing cyberinfrastructure that is critical for continued advancement of priority biological research.
(Revised) Deadlline: Sept. 9, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15582/nsf15582.htm


NSF PD 14-7479 Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
The BMMB Program supports fundamental research in biomechanics and mechanobiology. An emphasis is placed on multiscale mechanics approaches in the study of organisms that integrate across molecular, cell, tissue, and organ domains.
Deadlines:  Sept. 15, 2016 and Feb. 15, 2017
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13523

 

NSF PD 12-9102 Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-B)
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504807

NSF PD 12-9101 Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-A)
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504796



NSF PD 09-6881 Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (CTMC)

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503420



NSF PD 09-6884 Chemical Catalysis

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503418

 

NSF PD 09-6878 Chemical Synthesis
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503419

 

 

October 2016

 

NSF 10-510 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM)
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10510/nsf10510.htm

 

NSF 16-521 MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science
Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales

Deadlines: Oct. 17, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16521/nsf16521.htm

 

NSF PD 15-5342 General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE)
Areas of particular recent interest are disability-related research in neuroscience/neuroengineering and rehabilitation robotics.
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501021

 

NSF PD 15-1491 Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
Topics of particular interest, but not limited to:
Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology;
Quantitative systems biotechnology;
Tissue engineering and stem cell culture technologies;
Protein engineering/protein design;
Development of novel "omics" tools for biotechnology applications
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501024



NSF PD 15-5345 Biomedical Engineering

Themes: Molecular, cellular and tissue approaches for advanced biomanufacturing;
AND Neural engineering and human brain mapping
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501023

 

NSF PD 15-7236 Biophotonics
Biophotonics is aimed at exploring the research frontiers in photonics principles, engineering and technology that are relevant for critical problems in fields of medicine, biology and biotechnology. Fundamental science and engineering research and innovation in photonics is required to lay the foundations for new technologies beyond those that are mature and ready for application in medical diagnostics and therapies.
Topics include: macromolecule markers, low coherence sensing at the nanoscale, neurophotonics, micro-& nano-photonics; optogenetics
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501025

 

NSF PD 15-7909 Nano-Biosensing
Support fundamental engineering research on devices and methods for measurement and quantification of biological analytes.
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503353

 

NSF PD 15-1401 Catalysts and Biocatalysts
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13360


NSF PD 15-1417 Chemical and Biological Separations (CBS)

Research topics of particular interest include fundamental molecular-level work on: Nanostructured materials for separations; Biorenewable resource separation processes; Purification of drinking water; Field (flow, magnetic, electrical) induced separations; Separation of molecular constituents from blood
Deadline:
Oct. 20, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13363

 

NSF PD 15-7643 Environmental Sustainability
General research areas: industrial ecology; green engineering; ecological engineering; earth systems engineering
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501027

 

NSF PD 15-7644 Energy for Sustainability
To support fundamental engineering research and education that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and transportation fuels. Processes for sustainable energy production must be environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize renewable resources.
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501026

 

NSF PD 15-1179 Nano-Bio Phenomena and Process in the Environment
To support research to further fundamental and quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological and ecological media with nanostructured materials and nanosystems, which include one- to three-dimensional nanostructured materials and heterogeneous nano-bio hybrid assemblies.
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501030

 

NSF 16-566 Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research
Physics of Living Systems
Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics - Experiment and Theory
Elementary Particle Physics - Experiment
Gravitational Physics - Experiment and Theory
Integrative Activities in Physics
Particle Astrophysics - Experiment
Deadline: Oct. 26, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16566/nsf16566.htm



NSF PD 09-6882 Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS)
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503416

NSF PD 09-6880 Chemical Measurement and Imaging
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503413


NSF PD 09-6883 Chemistry of Life Processes
Deadline:  Oct. 31, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503417

NSF PD 09-6885 Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry
Deadline:   Oct. 31, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503422

 

 

November 2016

 

NSF PD 16-1517 Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices
Deadlines: Nov. 1, 2016 and April 3, 2017
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505250

 

NSF PD 16-7607 Energy, Power, Control and Networks
Deadlines: Nov. 1, 2016 and April 3, 2017
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505249

 

NSF 16-529 Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC)
The purpose of this solicitation is to invite research groups to submit requests for allocations of resources on the Blue Waters system.
Full proposal deadlines: Nov. 9, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16529/nsf16529.htm


NSF 16-566 Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research

Nuclear Physics-Experiment and Theory
Deadline: Nov. 11, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16566/nsf16566.htm

 

NSF 13-510 Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB)
MCB is soliciting proposals for hypothesis-driven and discovery research and related activities in four core clusters:
-Molecular Biophysics
-Cellular Dynamics and Function
-Genetic Mechanisms
-Systems and Synthetic Biology
MCB gives high priority to research projects that use theory, methods, and technologies from physical sciences, mathematics, computational sciences, and engineering to address major biological questions.
Deadlines:   Nov. 15, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13510/nsf13510.htm

 

 

December 2016



NSF 16-566 Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research
Elementary Particle Physics - Theory
Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology - Theory
Quantum Information Science
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16566/nsf16566.htm

 

 


February 2017

NSF 16-566 Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research
Accelerator Science
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16566/nsf16566.htm

 

March 2017

NSF 16-527 STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)
The STEM+Computing Partnerships program seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and computing by K-12 students and teachers through research on, and development of, courses, curriculum, course materials, pedagogies, instructional strategies, models, or pedagogical environments that innovatively integrate computing into one or more other STEM disciplines, or integrate STEM content into the teaching and learning of computing
Full proposal deadlines: March 14, 2017

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16527/nsf16527.htm

 

Proposals accepted throughout the year (no deadlines)


Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility


NSF 15-516 Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF)

Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment that will advance laboratory and field investigations and student research training opportunities in the Earth sciences. The maximum request is $750,000. The maximum request for upgrade of research group computing facilities is $75,000.
Development of New Instrumentation, Techniques or Software that will extend current research and research training capabilities in the Earth sciences. The maximum request is $750,000.
Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities that will make complex and expensive instruments, systems of instruments or services broadly available to the Earth science research and student communities.
Support for Early Career Investigators to facilitate expedient development and operation of new research infrastructure proposed by the next generation of leaders in the Earth Sciences. The Early Career opportunity specifically allows for submission of a proposal for Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment or Development of New Instrumentation, Techniques or Software which may include additional budget line items associated with support of a new full-time technician who will be dedicated to manage, operate and maintain the instrument(s) being requested. Any request for technical support under this opportunity is limited to three years duration. The maximum total request is $1,000,000.
Deadline: proposals accepted anytime
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15516/nsf15516.htm

 

NSF PD 15-1636 Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM)
This new Program supports fundamental research in soil and rock mechanics and dynamics in support of physical civil infrastructure systems.
Deadline: proposals accepted any time
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13351

NSF PD 98-1521 Aeronomy
The Aeronomy program supports research on upper and middle atmosphere phenomena of ionization, recombination, chemical reaction, photo emission, and transport; the transport of energy, and momentum.
There are no deadlines or target dates for proposals sent in to any of the Upper Atmospheric Research Section (UARS) base programs. However, we recommend that PIs try to send in proposals early in the fiscal year.
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11686



PD 98-1524 Atmospheric Chemistry

Proposals may be submitted at any time during the year for all programs except those involving the allocation of observational and computing facilities.
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11692



NSF PD 06-5740 Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics

Proposals may be submitted at any time during the year for all programs except those involving the allocation of observational and computing facilities.
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11699

NSF 13-529 EarthCube: Developing a Community-driven data and kowledge environment for the Geosciences
EarthCube Research Coordination Networks
Deadline: proposals accepted anytime
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13529/nsf13529.htm



NSF 15-559 Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry
Deadline: proposals accepted anytime
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15559/nsf15559.htm

 

NSF 15-560 Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics (GLD)
Deadline: proposals accepted anytime
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15560/nsf15560.htm

 

NSF 15-558 Hydrologic Sciences
Deadline: proposals accepted anytime
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15558/nsf15558.htm



NSF PD 98-5750 Magnetospheric Physics
There are no deadlines or target dates for proposals sent in to any of the UARS base programs. However, we recommend that PIs try to send in proposals early in the fiscal year.
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11725

 

NSF PD 98-1530 Paleoclimate
Proposals are welcome at any time during the year for the Paleoclimate Program but, investigators are encouraged to submit proposals early in the fiscal year. Proposals to the P2C2 competition must adhere to the current deadline.
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12727


NSF PD 98-1522 Physical and Dynamic Metereology
Proposals may be submitted at any time during the year for all programs except those involving the allocation of observational and computing facilities.
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12728



NSF 15-561 Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP)
Deadline: proposals accepted anytime
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15561/nsf15561.htm

 

NSF PD 98-1523 Solar Terrestrial
There are no deadlines or target dates for proposals sent in to any of the UARS base programs. However, we recommend that PIs try to send in proposals early in the fiscal year.
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12741

 

 

 

 

Faculty Early Career Development Program

 

NSF 15-555 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education or community outreach.
Eligibility: assistant professors with tenure-track positions (UTL faculty appointments)
By the Directorate's deadline for submission of CAREER proposals, proposers must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
Hold a doctoral degree by the deadline date in a field supported by NSF; Be untenured until October 1 following the deadline; and
Have not previously received a CAREER award (prior or concurrent Federal support for other types of awards or for non-duplicative research does not preclude eligibility);
AND:
By October 1st following the deadline for submission of CAREER proposals:
Be employed in a tenure-track (or tenure-track-equivalent) position as an assistant professor (with a UTL faculty appt.) (or equivalent title) at an accredited institution located in the U.S., its territories, or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, that awards degrees in a field supported by NSF; Be employed in a tenure-track position (or tenure-track-equivalent position) as an assistant professor (or equivalent title) at an organization located in the U.S., its territories or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that is a non-profit, non-degree-granting organization such as a museum, observatory, or research lab.
Directorate deadlines:
Biological Sciences (BIO)
Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering (CISE)
Education and Human Resources (EHR)

Full proposal: July 20, 2016
Engineering (ENG)
Full proposal: July 21, 2016
Geosciences (GEO)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE); Office of Polar Programs (OPP)

Full proposal: July 22, 2016
Program announcement
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15555/nsf15555.htm

 

 

 

NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships

For links to the most recent upcoming foundation and association postdoctoral funding opportunity announcement (and master list of over 200 funding opportunities), see the RMG Fellowship Office webpage >>

Citizenship: Must, at the time of submission, be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a legally admitted permanent resident alien of the United States. See the respective guidelines for each announcement for additional eligibility criteria.

NOTE: NSF RFPs are subject to changes/updates

 

NSF 16-575 Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships
This RFP provides an opportunity for highly qualified, recent doctoral scientists to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. Fellows may engage in observational, instrumental, theoretical, laboratory or archival data research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, in combination with a coherent educational plan for the duration of the fellowship.
The candidate is a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident (Green Card Holder) of the United States.
The candidate has earned the doctoral degree in an appropriate scientific field within five (5) years prior to the proposal deadline or will complete the doctoral degree by October 1 of the award year.
The candidate has not participated in postdoctoral training for a combined full-time-equivalent duration of more than three (3) years prior to the proposal deadline.
Deadline: Oct. 12, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16575/nsf16575.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

 


NSF 16-588 Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF)
To support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. There are two options for awardees: Research Fellowship and Research Instructorship. Awards will support research in areas of mathematics and statistics, including applications to other disciplines.
Deadline: Oct. 19, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16558/nsf16558.htm

 

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. 9, 2017
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 15-568 Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) (revised RFP & deadline)
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: Jan. 10, 2017
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15568/nsf15568.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

 

 

 


 

 

 

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Grants

 

 

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. 11, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14538/nsf14538.htm

 


NSF 14-561 Biological Anthropology Program
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (BA-DDRIG)

The Biological Anthropology Program supports multifaceted research which advances scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms which have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility,
The faculty mentor is the PI and the student is a co-investigator.
The doctoral student must be enrolled at a U.S. institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen.
At the time of the submission deadline, doctoral students are expected to be at the appropriate stage of their academic career to enable submission of a finalized dissertation proposal, most typically very near, or having advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree.
Amount of funding not specified. DDRI awards provide funding for research costs not normally covered by the student's university.
Remaining Full proposal deadlines: July 14, 2016; March 9, 2017; Nov. 9, 2017; July 11, 2018; March 14, 2019; Nov. 14, 2019; July 9, 2020
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14561/nsf14561.htm


 

 

Stanford Resources for faculty:


Institutional Representatives:
School of Medicine: Research Process Manager (RPM) department assignments >>
Other Schools: *Other schools: **NEW** Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments on this new DoResearch webpage >>

Grants.gov at Stanford resources for Stanford faculty
How to set up your computer, eSubmit, and other resource more >>


Dean of Research Office "Do"Research website (policies, procedures, resources, funding) more >>

Center Grant Coordinator
Pam Jahnke, Dean of Research Office, 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://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/about-proposals/support-preparing-center-grant

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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