Research Management Group (RMG)

NSF Bioscience, Bioengineering, Chemical Science, Earth Science, and Physics Funding Opportunities


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

What's new
NSF 15-555 Faculty Early Career Development Program (July deadlines) more >>

NSF 14-562 Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) (Sept. 23) more >>

NSF CISE core programs reissued more >>

Multi-agency collaborative funding opportunities (NSF, NIH, DoE, etc.) more>>

Calendar of NSF funding opportunities
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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."

 

Faculty Early Career Development Program

 

NSF 15-555 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Program announcement
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15555/nsf15555.htm
Purpose: This is the NSF’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.
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. PECASE requires that applicants be U.S. citizen, U.S. National or U.S. permanent resident by the time of the application.
Amount of funding:
The minimum CAREER award, including indirect costs, will total $400,000 for the 5-year duration with the following exceptions: 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. 400 to be awarded. The PECASE award is an honorary award for all NSF recipients and does not provide additional funds.
Eligibility: Stanford assistant professors with UTL appointments
Individuals must have a doctoral degree in a field supported by NSF
Associate Professors, Instructors and academic staff members are not eligible for this award.
PIs may only submit one CAREER application per annual competition and may only participate in 3 CAREER competitions. Applicants must not have received a CAREER award (prior or concurrent Federal support for other types of awards or for non-duplicative research does not preclude eligibility)
Deadlines:

Biological Sciences (BIO)
Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering (CISE)
Education and Human Resources (EHR)

Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline*: July 14, 2015
Full proposal: July 21, 2015

Engineering (ENG)

Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline*: July 15, 2015
Full proposal: July 22, 2015

Geosciences (GEO)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE); Office of Polar Programs (OPP)

Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline*: July 16, 2015
Full proposal: July 23, 2015

 


NSF 15-569 Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) (new RFP and deadline)

Only one PI is allowed (multi-PIs are not permitted)
Purpose: It is expected that these funds will allow the new CISE Research Initiation Initiative PI to support one or more graduate students for up to two years.
Eligibility: At the time of the application, applicants must:
Hold a primary appointment in a computer science, information science, or electrical or computing engineering department, or in a related field of computational science (where the PI would normally submit proposals to CISE programs); and
Be in the first two years of a tenure-track or research science or education position (or equivalent). The number of years includes any academic position held post-PhD, exclusive of postdoctoral appointments. Only official leaves of absence (for illness, family, etc.) may be subtracted from the total time in the position, as certified by the PI's department chair/head in the required letter of support, to be included in the Supplementary Documents section of the proposal.
See additional criteria and other funding restrictions
Institutional representative (OSR) deadline: Sept.23, 2015
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15569/nsf15569.htm

 

 

 

 

Multi-agency funding opportunities and Special Announcements

 

 

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: September 29, 2015*; January 29, 2016; 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/ 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 Deadline: 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.
Remaining Letter of intent deadline (required): Oct. 7, 2015*
Remaining Full proposal deadline:Dec. 8, 2015
http://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
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 (EXP) Proposals: Oct. 10, 2015
Integrative (INT) Proposals: Deadline: Dec. 10, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13543/nsf13543.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. 29, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14504/nsf14504.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. 18, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14592/nsf14592.htm

 

NSF 15-505 National Robotics Initiatve (NRI) (new RFP and deadlines)
Co-sponsors: NIH, NSF, USDA, NASA, DoD DARPA*(*new participating agency)
The realization of co-robots acting in direct support of individuals and groups
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.
Remaining Deadline: Dec. 3, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15505/nsf15505.htm

 

 

NSF CISE Core Programs reissued

 

NSF 15-572 Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs
CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs:
-Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and
-Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) 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.
Medium project deadline: Sept. 16, 2015
Large project deadline: Sept. 24, 2015
Small project deadline Nov. 18, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15572/nsf15572.htm


NSF 15-574 Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs

CISE’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:
-The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program;
-The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and
-The Robust Intelligence (RI) 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.
Medium project deadline: Sept. 16, 2015
Large project deadline: Sept. 24, 2015
Small project deadline Nov. 18, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15574/nsf15574.htm

NSF 15-573 Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs
CISE’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:
-The Algorithmic Foundations (AF)program;
-The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF)program; and
-The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) 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.
Medium project deadline: Sept. 16, 2015
Large project deadline: Sept. 24, 2015
Small project deadline Nov. 18, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15573/nsf15573.htm

NSF 15-575 Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
The Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity from:
-a Trustworthy Computing Systems (TWC) perspective and/or a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) perspective;
-the Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS) perspective; or
-the Transition to Practice (TTP) perspective.
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.
Cybersecurity education projects: up to $300,000 for up to two years
Medium project deadline: Sept. 16, 2015
Large project deadline: Sept. 24, 2015
Small project deadline Nov. 18, 2015
Cybersecurity education project deadline: Dec. 16, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15575/nsf15575.htm

 

 

NSF Highlights (arranged by deadline)

 

 

June 2015


NSF 14-609 Tectonics

Full proposal: June 22, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14609/nsf14609.htm

 

July 2015

 

NSF 11-581 Geoinformatics (GI)
The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) will consider proposals for the development of cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences (Geoinformatics)
Deadline: July 1, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11581/nsf11581.htm

 

NSF 15-557 Petrology and Geochemistry: Deep Earth Processes Section (updated announcement and deadline)
(replaced NSF 14-501)
New Deadlines: July 10, 2015 and Jan. 11, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15557/nsf15557.htm

 

NSF 15-564 GeoPRISMS Program
GeoPRISMS (Geodynamic Processes at Rifting and Subducting Margins) Program investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales.
Deadline: July 15, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15564/nsf15564.htm

 

NSF 14-545 Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR)
Deadline: July 17, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14545/nsf14545.htm

 

NSF 13-561 Instrument Development for Biological Research
Deadline: July 31, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13561/nsf13561.htm

 

 

August 2015




NSF 15-500 Division of Environmental Biology (updated RFP and revised deadline)

(replaces NSF 14-559)
Population and Community Ecology Cluster
Ecosystem Science Cluster
Evolutionary Process Cluster
Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Science Cluster
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.
New deadline: Aug. 3, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15500/nsf15500.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. 3, 2015
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686

 

 

 

NSF PD 15-1699 Cognitive Neuroscience (new announcement and deadline)
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: Aug. 13, 2015 and Feb. 11, 2016
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5316

 



September

 

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: Sept. 15, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13351

 

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

 

NSF 15-582 Advances in Biological Informatics (new RFA and revised deadline)
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. 22, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15582/nsf15582.htm

 

NSF PD 12-9102 Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-B)
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503420



NSF PD 09-6884 Chemical Catalysis

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503418


NSF PD 09-6878 Chemical Synthesis
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503419

 

 

October 2015

 

NSF 14-502 Coastal SEES: Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability
Coastal SEES is focused on the sustainability of coastal systems. For this solicitation we define coastal systems as the swath of land closely connected to the sea, including barrier islands, wetlands, mudflats, beaches, estuaries, cities, towns, recreational areas, and maritime facilities; the continental seas and shelves; and the overlying atmosphere.
Deadline: Oct. 2, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14502/nsf14502.htm

 

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

 

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: Oct. 20, 2015
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: Oct. 20, 2015
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: Oct. 20, 2015
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.
Topics include: macromolecule markers, low coherence sensing at the nanoscale, neurophotonics, micro-& nano-photonics; optogenetics
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501025

 

NSF PD 14-7909 Nano-Biosensing
Supports engineering research on innovative, transformative, and insightful applications that require use of novel nano-scale bio-inspired engineering principles and approaches.
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503353

 

NSF PD 14-1401 Catalysts and Biocatalysts
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13360


NSF PD 14-1417 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, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13363

 

NSF PD 14-7643 Environmental Sustainability
General research areas: industrial ecology; green engineering; ecological engineering; earth systems engineering
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501027

 

NSF PD 14-7644 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, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501026

 

NSF PD 14-1179 Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology
The program emphasizes engineering principles underlying the environmental health and safety impacts of nanotechnology.
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501030

 

NSF 14-576 Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research
Physics of Living Systems
Experimental Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Nuclear Physics
Elementary Particle Physics
Particle Astrophysics
Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics; Gravitational Physics; and Education and Interdisciplinary Research
Deadline: Oct. 28, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14576/nsf14576.htm



November 2015

 

NSF PD 09-6882 Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS)
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503416

 

NSF PD 09-6880 Chemical Measurement and Imaging
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503413


NSF PD 09-6883 Chemistry of Life Processes
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503417

 

NSF PD 09-6885 Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503422


NSF 14-576 Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research
Theoretical Nucleur Physics
Deadline: Nov. 13, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14576/nsf14576.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, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13510/nsf13510.htm

 

 

December 2015


NSF PD 15-7244 Computational Physics
Deadline: Dec. 3, 2015

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505206

 

 

Jan. 2016

NSF 15-527 Research Coordination Networks (RCN)
RCN provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, including international partnerships, and address interdisciplinary topics. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, and development of community standards for data and meta-data are especially encouraged. RCN awards are not meant to support existing networks; nor are they meant to support the activities of established collaborations.
RCN-UBE: undergraduate biology education: Because it addresses undergraduate biology education, the RCN-UBE** track is offered in alignment with the NSF-wide undergraduate STEM education initiative, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE).
NOTE: these RCN awards do not support primary research.
RCN-UBE & UBE Incubator Track full proposal deadline: Jan. 6, 2016, Jan. 4, 2017
General (non-targeted) RCN full proposals: proposals accepted anytime. These proposals should be submitted to a particular program according to the program's submission dates. PIs are encouraged (for CISE required) to discuss suitability of an RCN topic with the P.O.s that manage the appropriate program.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15527/nsf15527.htm

 

 

Proposals accepted throughout the year (no deadlines)

Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility

NSF 15-516 Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF) *revised RFP*
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 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 15-599 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 (updated with revised deadline)
(this has replaced NSF 13-531 that had a June 1st deadline)
New Deadline: proposals accepted anytime (formerly June 1st)
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

 

 

 

 

 

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.



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 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.


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. 21, 2015
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 14-595 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.
Institutional representative (OSR) deadline: Oct. 19, 2015
Deadline: Oct. 26, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14595/nsf14595.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 Oct. 19th- See the contact info below >>

 

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: 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 14-607 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. 14, 2015
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 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. 11, 2016
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 Doctoral Dissertation Grants



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 14-538 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: Aug. 13, 2015 and Feb. 11, 2016
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14538/nsf14538.htm

 

NSF 14-560 Cultural anthropology
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG)

As part of its effort to encourage and support projects that explicitly integrate education and basic research, CA 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 faculty mentor is the PI and the student is a co-investigator.
The doctoral student must be the author and 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: Aug. 15, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14560/nsf14560.htm

 

NSF 15-513 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.
Deadlines: Sept. 9, 2015
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15513/nsf15513.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: Nov. 10, 2015; 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


 

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. 8, 2015
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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