Research Management Group (RMG)

NSF Bioscience, Engineering, and Physics Funding Opportunities


This webpage contains a calendar containing highlights of NSF funding opportunity announcements which pertain to bioscience, engineering, and physics.
Updated June 23, 2014.

What's new
Updated postdoctoral fellowships more >>
and doctoral dissertation grants more >>



Eligibility:
unless otherwise stated, Stanford faculty with PI eligibility


NSF "Find Funding" webpage: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/

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."

 

Limited funding opportunity (an internal selection process is required)


See the limited submission overview webpage >> for upcoming NSF, NIH, and foundation programs.

 

 

Faculty Early Career Development Program

 

NSF 14-532 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Program announcement
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14532/nsf14532.htm
Amount of funding: The minimum CAREER award, including indirect costs, will total $400,000 for the 5-year duration with the following exception: proposers to the Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) or the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) must submit budget requests for a minimum of $500,000 for the 5-year duration. 600 to be awarded.
Deadlines for the various programs:
Full proposal: July 21, 2014 [for Biological Sciences (BIO); Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering (CISE); Education and Human Resources (EHR) ; Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI)]
Full proposal: July 22, 2014 [for Engineering (ENG)]
Full proposal: July 23, 2014 [for Geosciences (GEO); Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS); Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE); Office of Polar Programs (OPP)]
Eligibility: Stanford assistant professors with UTL appointments; Individuals must have a Ph.D. degree and be engaged in research in an area of science or engineering supported by NSF (see above programs/deadlines)
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. You do not apply for the PECASE. Directorates will nominate certain CAREER award recipients for this award.

 

 

Multi-agency funding opportunities and Special Announcements

 

NSF 14-571 NSF/Intel Partnership on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy (CPS-Security)
NSF and Intel Labs University Collaboration Office
Preliminary proposal: July 29, 2014
Required for participation in the Ideas Lab workshop to be held August 12-16, 2014. Not required for full proposals that were not developed through the Ideas Lab.
Full proposal: Oct. 28, 2019
All full proposals, whether or not developed through the Ideas Lab, must be received by the full proposal deadline. Proposers do not need to have participated in the Ideas Lab to submit a full proposal.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14571/nsf14571.htm




NSF 14-575 US-Japan Big Data and Disaster Research

NSF and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
A collaborative research program to address compelling research challenges that arise from leveraging Big Data approaches to transform, at both human and societal scales, disaster management.
Deadline:   Sept. 8, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14575/nsf14575.htm

 

NSF/ NIH NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NSF 13-570 Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences
Successful proposals will either involve the formulation of new mathematical, computational or statistical models and tools whose analysis poses significant mathematical challenges or identify innovative mathematics or statistics needed to solve an important biological problem.
$100K-$400K total costs per year for 3-5 years (15-20 awards to be made)
Remaining Deadlines: Sept. 15, 2014 and Sept. 15, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13570/nsf13570.htm

 

NSF 14-511 NSF/DOE Partnership on Advanced Frontiers in Renewable Hydrogen Fuel Production Via Solar Water Splitting Technologoies 2014-2016
The PI's and Co-PI'smay participate in only one proposal submitted to this solicitation.
Letter of intent deadline (required): Oct. 6, 2014, Oct. 7, 2015
Full proposal: Dec. 11, 2014, Dec. 8, 2015
www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14511/nsf14511.htm
*Institutional representative: not applicable for the letter of intent

 

NSF 13-543 Smart and Connected Health
Co-sponsors: NSF/NIH NICHD, NCI, NHGRI, NIBIB, NIA, OBSSR
Smart and Connected Health
Exploratory (EXP) Proposals: Oct. 10, 2014
Integrative (INT) Proposals: Deadline: Dec. 10, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13543/nsf13543.htm

 

NSF 14-500 National Robotics Initiatve (NRI)
The realization of robots acting in direct support of individuals and groups
Co-sponsors: NSF, USDA, NASA; NIH
An investigator may participate as PI or co-PI in no more than two proposals submitted in response to this solicitation per year. This limit does not apply to other senior personnel.
Amount of funding: Although there is only one class of proposals, agency requirements and funding mechanisms dictate two ranges of consideration on this solicitation, by agency:
NIH and USDA will consider: Projects comprising one or more investigators with budgets ranging from approximately $100,000 to $250,000 per year in direct costs averaged over the duration of the project, with durations of one to three years.
NSF and NASA will consider: Projects comprising one or more investigators with budgets ranging from approximately $100,000 to $1,000,000 per year in total costs (direct and indirect) averaged over the duration of the project, with durations of one to three years. It is expected that the bulk of awards will be made at the smaller end of the range.
Remaining Full proposal deadline: Nov. 13, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14500/nsf14500.htm

 

NSF 14-504 Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)
Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function

Co-sponsors:
NSF; NIH NINDS, NIMH, NIDA, NEI, NIDCD, NIBIB, NAAA, NICHD, NCCAM
Federal MInistry of Education and Research Germany; French National Research Agency; United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Remaining Deadlines: Oct. 28, 2014 and Oct. 29, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14504/nsf14504.htm

 

 

 

Programs with multiple deadlines

 

NSF-14-520 Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation
Participating Divisions: Biological Science, Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Materials Research, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences); Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
The goal of the SI2 program is to create a software ecosystem that scales from individual or small groups of software innovators to large hubs of software excellence.
Award mechanisms:
Scientific Software Elements (SSE)
$500K total costs over 3 yrs
Deadlines: Feb. 2, 2015
Scientific Software Integration (SSI)
$200K-$1M per year for 3-5 years
Deadlines: June 27, 2014 and June 26, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14520/nsf14520.htm

 

NSF-14-526 Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
Exploration Projects (EXP)
$550K over 2 yrs
Full proposal deadline: Dec. 19, 2014
Development and Implementation Projects (DIPs)
$1.35M over 3-4 yrs
Full proposal: Jan. 19, 2015
Capacity building projects (CAPs)
Partnership or Team development, etc.: $50K for 1 yr
Conference, workshop, short-course proposals: up to $100K for 2 yrs
Full proposal deadlines: July 25, 2014, Dec. 1, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14526/nsf14526.htm

 



NSF 13-578 Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

Amount of funding:
Small projects: up to $500,000 for up to 3 yrs
Medium projects: $500,001- $1,200,000 for up to 4yrs
Frontier projects: $1,200,001- $10M for up to 5 yrs
Deadlines:
Medium projects: Sept. 19, 2014
Small projects: Jan. 14, 2015
Cybersecurity education projects: Dec. 19, 2014
Frontier projects: Nov. 19, 2014
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13578/nsf13578.htm

 

 

NSF 13-581 Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs
-Computer Systems Research (CSR)
-Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS)

Amount of funding:
Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
Medium Projects - $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years
Deadlines:
Medium projects: Sept. 19, 2014
Large projects: Nov. 19, 2014
Small projects: Jan. 14, 2015

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13581/nsf13581.htm

 

NSF 13-579 Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs
-The Algorithmic Foundations program
-The Communications and Information Foundations program
-The Software and Hardware Foundations program
Amount of funding:
Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
Medium Projects - $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years
Deadlines:
Medium projects: Sept. 19, 2014
Large projects: Nov. 19, 2014
Small projects: Jan. 14, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13579/nsf13579.htm

 

NSF 13-580 Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs
-The Human-Centered Computing program
-The Information Integration and Informatics program
-The Robust Intelligence program
Amount of funding:
Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
Medium Projects - $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years
Deadlines:
Medium projects: Sept. 19, 2014
Large projects: Nov. 19, 2014
Small projects: Jan. 14, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13580/nsf13580.htm

 

 

 

NSF Highlights (arranged by deadline)

 

July 2014

 

NSF 13-561 Instrument Development for Biological Research
Deadline: July 25, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13561/nsf13561.htm

 

 

August 2014




NSF 12-559 Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS)

All four clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (Population and Community Ecology, Ecosystem Science, Evolutionary Processes and Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories) encourage the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing a body of related research projects conducted by a single individual or a group of investigators over an extended period.
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14559/nsf14559.htm

 

NSF PD 09-7252 Perception, Action and Cognition
The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling.
Research Proposal Deadlines:  Aug. 1, 2014 and Feb 2, 2015
Workshop and conference proposal deadlines: Apri. 15, 2015 and June 15, 2015
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686

 


NSF 12-567 Advances in Biological Informatics

Deadlline: Aug. 12, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12567/nsf12567.htm



NSF PD 98-1650 Biological Oceanography

Deadlines: Aug. 15, 2014 and Feb. 15, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11696



NSF PD 98-1670 Chemical Oceanography

Deadlines: Aug. 15, 2014 and Feb. 15, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11698



NSF PD 98-1620 Marine Geology and Geophysics

Deadlines: Aug. 15, 2014 and Feb. 15, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11726



NSF PD 98-1610 Physical Oceanography

Deadlines: Aug. 15, 2014 and Feb. 15, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12729

 

NSF 14-514 Cognitive Neuroscience
Includes: neuroimaging (including physics and statistics), physiology, neuroscience, psychiatry, and other fields. Of particular importance for this discipline have been new methods for non-invasive functional neuroimaging of humans performing psychological tasks.
Deadlines: Aug. 27, 2014 and Feb. 25, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14514/nsf14514.htm

 



September

 

NSF PD 10-1638 Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events
Deadlines:  Sept. 15, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13353

 

NSF PD 14-1788 Nanomanufacturing
Deadlines:   Sept. 15, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13347

 

NSF PD 14-7569 Sensors, Dynamics, and Control
Deadlines:   Sept. 15, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505099

 

NSF PD 12-1631 Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13352

 

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, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13523



NSF PD 13-1464 Engineering and Systems Design
Deadlines: Sept. 15, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13340

 

NSF 12-1636 Geotechnical Engineering
Deadlines: Sept. 15, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13351


NSF PD 13-1637 Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering

Deadlines:   Sept. 15, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13358



NSF 13-8092 Materials Engineering and Processing

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504950



NSF 12-8085 Systems Science (SYS)

Deadlines: Sept. 15, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504788



NSF PD 12-1634 Geomechanics & Geomaterials

Deadlines:  Sept. 15, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13350



NSF PD 12-8086 Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS)

Deadlines:  Sept. 15, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504809


NSF 12-566 Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences
Deadline: Sept. 19, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12566/nsf12566.htm

 

NSF 14-581 Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES)
Letter of intent (required): Sept. 26, 2014
Full application: Nov. 28, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14581/nsf14581.htm

 

NSF PD 12-9102 Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-B)
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503420



NSF PD 09-6884 Chemical Catalysis

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503418


NSF PD 09-6878 Chemical Synthesis
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503419

 

 

 

October

 


NSF 13-585 CISE Research Infrastructure
Deadlines: Oct. 7, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13585/nsf13585.htm


NSF 14-585 Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2014 and June 2, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14585/nsf14585.htm

 

NSF 10-510 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM)
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10510/nsf10510.htm

 

NSF PD 14-7246 Physics of Living Systems
The focus of the research proposals should be on understanding basic physical principles that underlie biological function.
Deadline: Oct. 22, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6673


NSF 13-605 Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC)
Office of International and Integrative Activities

The CNIC program will support US researchers' participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer. These include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, single or multiple visits within a maximum 12-month time period to plan a new international research collaboration, or exploratory workshops designed to bring together US and non-US-based researchers representing several institutions and focused on a topic specified in the Project Description.
Remaining Deadlines:Oct. 22, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13605/nsf13605.htm

Special note: PIs with active NSF awards related to the topic of their planned catalytic activity may alternatively be eligible to seek funding for the activity by requesting instead a Supplement to the existing award. The cognizant Program Officer for the existing award should be contacted to discuss this possibility.

 

NSF PD 14-1643 Particle Astrophysics
Deadline: Oct. 29, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5633

 

NSF PD-11-1284 Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Deadline: Oct. 29, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503273

 

NSF PD 14-1241 Experimental Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Deadline: Oct. 29, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13622

 

NSF PD 14-1232 Experimental Nuclear Physics
Deadline: Oct. 29, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5627

 

NSF PD 14-1221 Experimental Elementary Particle Physics
Deadline: Oct. 29, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5624



NSF PD 12-1285 Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Deadline: Oct. 29, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503534

 

NSF PD 06-7623 Biomaterials
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13699



NSF PD 09-6882 Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS)

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503416



NSF PD 03-1775 Electronic and Photonic Materials

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5353



NSF PD 09-1771 Metals and Metallic Nanostructures

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5351



NSF PD 03-1773 Polymers

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5357



NSF PD 10-1762 Solid State and Materials Chemistry

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5356

 

NSF PD 03-1710 Condensed Matter Physics
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5666

 

NSF PD 09-1765 Condensed Matter and Materials Theory
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13623

 

NSF PD 09-6880 Chemical Measurement and Imaging
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503413



NSF PD 09-6883 Chemistry of Life Processes

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503417

 

NSF PD 09-6882 Environmental Chemical Sciences
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503416


NSF PD 09-6885 Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503422

 

 

 

November

 

 

NSF PD 13-1517 Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices
Deadline: Nov. 3, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13379&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

NSF PD 13-754 Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems
Deadlines: Nov. 3, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13381



NSF PD 13-7607 Energy, Power, and Adaptive Systems

Deadlines: Nov. 3, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13380

 

NSF PD 10-1265 Geometric Analysis
Deadline: Nov. 4, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5549

NSF PD 14-5342 General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE)
Areas of particular recent interest are disability-related research in neuroscience/neuroengineering and rehabilitation robotics.
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501021

 

NSF PD 14-1491 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: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501024



NSF PD 14-5345 Biomedical Engineering

Themes: Molecular, cellular and tissue approaches for advanced biomanufacturing;
AND Neural engineering and human brain mapping
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501023

 

NSF PD 14-7236 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.
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501025

 

NSF PD 14-7909 Nano-Biosensing
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503353

 

NSF PD 14-1401 Catalysts and Biocatalysts
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13360

NSF PD 14-1417 Chemical and Biological Separations (CBS)
Deadline:
Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13363

 

NSF PD 14-7643 Environmental Sustainability
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501027

 

NSF PD 14-7644 Energy for Sustainability
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501026

 

NSF PD 14-1415 Particulate and Multiphase Processes
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13364

 

NSF PD 14-1179 Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501030


NSF PD 14-1407 Combustion, Fire, and Plasma Systems
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13366


NSF PD 14-1406 Thermal Transport Processes
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13367

 

NSF PD 14-1414 Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics
Deadline:   Nov. 5, 2014
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13362

 

NSF PD 14-1443 Fluid Dynamics
Encouraged are proposals that address innovative uses of fluids in materials development; manufacturing; biotechnology; nanotechnology; clinical diagnostics and drug delivery; sensor development and integration; energy and the environment.
Deadline:   Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13365

 

NSF PD 14-1403 Process and Reaction Engineering
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13361

 

NSF PD 08-1269 Statistics
Deadline: Nov. 7, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5556

 


NSF 14-518 Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC)
In 2013, a new NSF-funded petascale computing system, Blue Waters, was deployed at the University of Illinois.
The purpose of this solicitation is to invite research groups to submit requests for allocations of resources on the Blue Waters system. Proposers must show a compelling science or engineering challenge that will require petascale computing resources.
Full proposals: Nov. 14, 2014, Nov. 13, 2015, and Nov. 9, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14518/nsf14518.htm



NSF 14-555 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

(1) Pathways projects: up to $300,000 with duration up to two years;
(2) Research in Service to Practice projects: from $300,000 to $2,000,000 with a duration from two to five years;
(3) Innovations in Development projects: $500,000 to $3,000,000 with duration up to five years;
(4) Broad Implementation projects from $500,000 to $3,000,000 with a duration from two to five years;
(5) Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops projects up to $250,000 with a duration of up to two years;
#1-5 AISL proposals: Nov. 14, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14555/nsf14555.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, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13510/nsf13510.htm

 

 

 

 

December 2014

 


NSF PD 14-7553 Physics at the Information Frontier

This program (PIF) is intended to provide support for physics proposals in three subareas: 1) computational physics, 2) information or data intensive physics, and 3) quantum information science and revolutionary computing.
Deadline: Dec. 4, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6681


NSF PD 14-1286 Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics

Deadline: Dec. 4, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503535


NSF Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2015 (then Dec. 15 therafter)
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14542/nsf14542.htm

 

 


January 2015

 

 

NSF 14-501 Petrology and Geochemistry
Deadlines: Jan. 12, 2015 and 2nd Monday in June thereafter
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14501/nsf14501.htm

 

NSF 13-600 Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
Preliminary proposals (required): Jan. 16, 2015
Deadlines (by invitation only): Aug. 7, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13600/nsf13600.htm

 

NSF 14-507 Long Term Research in Environmental Biology
Preliminary proposals (required): Jan. 30, 2015
Deadlines (by invitation): Aug. 1, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14507/nsf14507.htm

 

NSF 14-503 Division of Environmental Biology (Core Programs)
Preliminary proposals (required): Jan. 23, 2015
Deadlines (by invitation only): Aug. 4, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14503/nsf14503.htm

 

NSF 09-552 Geobiology and Low Temperature Geochemistry
Deadlines: Jan. 16, 2015 and July 16, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09552/nsf09552.htm

 



February 2015

 

NSF 14-531 Cyber-Enabled Sustainability Science and Engineering
Deadlines: Feb. 3, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14531/nsf14531.htm

 

NSF PD 14-7243 Accelerator Science
Deadline: Feb. 4, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504937

 

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: Feb. 17, 2015 and Sept. 15, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13523&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund


NSF PD 14-1788 Nanomanufacturing

Deadlines:   Feb. 17, 2015 and Sept. 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13347


NSF PD 10-1638 Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events

Deadlines:  Feb. 17, 2015 and Sept. 15, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13353

 

NSF PD 13-1464 Engineering and Systems Design
Deadlines: Feb. 17, 2015 and Sept. 15, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13340

 

NSF PD 12-8086 Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS)
Deadlines:  Feb. 17, 2015 and Oct. 1, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504809

 

NSF PD 12-1631 Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)
Deadline: Feb. 17, 2015 and Sept. 15, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13352

 

NSF 14-514 Cognitive Neuroscience
Includes: neuroimaging (including physics and statistics), physiology, neuroscience, psychiatry, and other fields. Of particular importance for this discipline have been new methods for non-invasive functional neuroimaging of humans performing psychological tasks.
Deadlines: Feb. 25, 2015 and Aug. 27, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14514/nsf14514.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.

Updates: The following three RFPs have expired- we're awaiting new RFPs for 2014:
NSF 12-497 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)
NSF 10-553 Fellowships for Transformative Comutational Science using CyberInfrastructure [CI TraCS]
NSF 06-582 International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) NSF 06-582
NSF 13-595 Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainablity Fellows (SEES Fellows)

 

2014

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, 2014 and July 18th thereafter
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. 8, 2014
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.


NSF 14-582 Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF)
The candidate must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a legally admitted permanent resident alien of the United States May not have held the doctoral degree more than 2 years as of January 1 of the year of the award; Must propose research in an area of mathematics or statistics.
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14582/nsf14582.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Fellowships are awarded to individuals. The fellowship candidate submits his or her proposal directly to NSF.




NSF 12-591 SBE Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)

Two tracks: (i) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and (ii) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS).
Ph.D. degree of the fellowship candidate must have been obtained within 24 months before application deadline (previously was within 30 months) or within 10 months after the application deadline (previously was 12 months).
The goal of the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF) program is to enhance the participation of under-represented groups in science and engineering; promote interdisciplinary research; and encourage doctoral-level scientists (who are not yet in full-time positions) to take advantage of the two-year fellowships to prepare for scientific careers in academia, industry, and government.
Deadline: Oct. 27, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12591/nsf12591.htm
Institutional representive: you are required to submit your completed PDRF form and application materials through your institutional representative in the Office of Sponsored Research by the Oct. 20, 2014 deadline. See the contact info below >>



2015

 

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 13-603 Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF): Broadening Participation and Internation
Deadline: Jan. 12, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13603/nsf13603.htm
Institutional representatives: not applicable. Applicants apply directly to the NSF. You are encouraged to apply early given the complexity of the application process.



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 >>


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Grants

 

Updates:
NSF Graduate Fellowship RFP has expired. We are awaiting a new RFP for 2014.
The SBE Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant RFP has expired. We are awaiting a new RFP for 2014.


These are the only current DDRI grants [note: the PI is the faculty mentor]:


NSF 14-566 Archeology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (Arch-DDRI)

The Archaeology Program supports anthropologically relevant archaeological research. This means that the value of the proposed research can be justified within an anthropological context.DDRI proposals must be submitted with a principal investigator (PI) and a co-principal investigator (co-PI) who is the dissertation student.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility. The faculty mentor is the PI and the student is the co-investigator.
Citizenship requirement is not stated in the announcement.
DDRI awards may not exceed $20,000 in allowable direct costs for the entire duration of the award. Indirect costs are in addition to this maximum direct cost limitation and are subject to the awardee's current Federally negotiated indirect cost rate. The maximum project duration is 36 months. DDRI awards provide funding for research costs not normally covered by the student's university.
Proposals Accepted Anytime
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14566/nsf14566.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.
Full proposal deadline: July 28, 2014 and March 15, 2015 and future dates
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14561/nsf14561.htm

 

NSF 14-578 Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SciSIP-DDRIG)
1-3 awards to be made
This program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. Research funded by the program thus develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process.
SciSIP provides support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects carried out by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities who are conducting scientific research that enhances basic scientific knowledge.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility. The PI must be the advisor of the doctoral student or a faculty member at the U.S. university where the doctoral student is enrolled. The student will be a co-investigator.
Deadline: Sept. 22, 2014 and Sept. 9, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14578/nsf14578.htm
Institutional representative: the faculty member’s institutional representative.

 

NSF 13-568 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences
These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research to improve the overall quality of research. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research.
Eligibility: A student must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. degree before the submission deadline to be eligible to submit a proposal.
The student must be enrolled at a U.S. institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen.
Preference may be given to projects that are underway and for which feasibility is demonstrated.
The dissertation advisor submits the proposal: The proposal must be submitted through regular organizational channels by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of a graduate student who is at the point of initiating or is already conducting dissertation research. The student must be enrolled at a U.S. institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen. Preference may be given to projects that are underway and for which feasibility is demonstrated.
Deadline:   Oct. 9, 2014
Guidelines:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13568/nsf13568.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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