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Beckman Foundation: Chemical & Life Sciences Young Investigator Grant Program

The Beckman Foundation Chemical & Life Sciences Young Investigator program provides research support to promising young faculty members in the early stages of an academic career in the chemical or life sciences and to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials with the potential to open up new avenues of research in science. Grants typically range around $600,000 for four years. Internal submission due August 7. Read more here: https://psu.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/#competitionDetail/1761126

DOE Office of Science FY 2018 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics

This research opportunity with the U.S. Department of Energy seeks applications that support theoretical activities that provide the vision and the mathematical framework for understanding and extending our knowledge of particles, forces, space-time, and the universe. There are multiple subprograms within this research opportunity. Several of the subprograms rely on computational physics. $5,000,000 may be awarded for each grant. LOI due August 10. Read more here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295093

EPA Transdisciplinary Research into Detecting and Controlling Lead in Drinking Water

The EPA is seeking applications proposing to identify communities that are at a high risk of lead in their drinking water, identify opportunities to mitigate these risks, and conduct outreach efforts. A special area of interest is proposals that collect data and develop computational models to identify high-risk communities. Up to a total of $1,981,500 may be awarded to each grant. Due August 15. Read more here: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/national-priorities-transdisciplinary-research-detecting-and-controlling-lead#Synopsis

 EPA Transdisciplinary Research into Detecting and Controlling Lead in Drinking Water

The EPA is seeking applications proposing to identify communities that are at a high risk of lead in their drinking water, identify opportunities to mitigate these risks, and conduct outreach efforts. A special area of interest is proposals that collect data and develop computational models to identify high-risk communities. Up to a total of $1,981,500 may be awarded to each grant. Due August 15. Read more here: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/national-priorities-transdisciplinary-research-detecting-and-controlling-lead#Synopsis

 DARPA Topological Excitation in Electronics

DOD is accepting applicants for their Topological Excitation in Electronics Grant. This program seeks to challenge the limits in present electronic components by exploiting topological excitations. The program aims to demonstrate the utility of topological excitations in various applications including memory, logic, sensors, and quantum information processing. Due August 16. Read more here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294551

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Collaborative Computational Tools for the Human Cell Atlas RFA Competition

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications to develop computational tools, algorithms, visualizations, and benchmark datasets in support of the Human Cell Atlas. The goal of the International Human Cell Atlas project is to create a shared, open reference atlas of all cells in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease. Internal submission due August 21. Read more here: https://psu.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/#competitionDetail/1762293

Simons Foundation: Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems competition

The Simons Foundation Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems program aims to foster a scientific culture of theory-experiment collaborations. Potential research areas include: cellular-level issues of organization, regulation, signaling and morphogenic dynamics to the properties of organisms and ecology, as well as neuroscience and evolution. Preference will be given to areas in which modeling approaches are less established; bioinformatics- and genomics-related proposals fall outside the scope of the program. One grant will be given with a funding of $660,000. Internal submissions due August 31. Read more here: https://psu.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/#competitionDetail/1762080

Simons Foundation: Math+X Investigators competition

The Simons Foundation Math + X Investigators grant encourages collaborations between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering by providing funds to establish programs at the interface between mathematics and other fields of science or engineering. Funding may be up to $1,500,000. Internal submissions due August 31. Read more here: https://psu.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/#competitionDetail/1762083

NSF CISE Research Infrastructure Grant

The NSF CISE (Computer & Information Science & Engineering) Research Infrastructure (CRI) program is seeking proposals to develop computational research infrastructures. Examples include clusters of GPUs, software libraries and tools, and data repositories. There are two classes of projects: Institutional Infrastructure and Community Infrastructure. Institutional Infrastructure proposals must be submitted for an internal downselect, due September 8 (https://psu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1762199). There are no restrictions on Community Infrastructure proposals. Grants of up to $2,000,000 may be awarded. Preliminary proposals due November 2. Read more here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17581/nsf17581.htm

Amazon Research Awards

The Amazon Research Award aims to encourage collaboration and the sharing of insights for computer vision, general AI, knowledge management and data quality, machine learning, machine translation, natural language understanding, personalization, robotics, search and information retrieval, security, privacy and abuse prevention, and speech. Funding is up to $80,000. Internal submission due September 8. Read more here: https://psu.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/#competitionDetail/1762067

IBM World Community Grid Climate Action Grant

IBM invites scientists that study climate change and ways to mitigate or address it to apply for free crowdsourced supercomputing power, weather data, and cloud storage. This is a grant worth up to $40 million. IBM asks that recipients publicly release their research findings. Due September 15. Read more here: https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/climate.action

DOD FY 2018 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP)

DOD’s Office of Naval Research seeks to support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of universities to the Department of the Navy’s Science and Technology (S&T) research program and to support their research. Applicants may request up to $170,000 per year for three years. Due September 15. Read more here: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294449

 NSF Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences

NSF with the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is looking to support research in mathematics, biology, and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. This program is designed to encourage new collaborations and can support the creation of new computational models and tools. New applicants may request up $5,000,000 per year. Due September 18. Read more here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294827

DOD High Performance Superconducting Qubit Systems (HiPS)

DOD’s U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) in collaboration with the National Security Agency (NSA) is soliciting proposals for research in High Performance Superconducting Qubit Systems. This BAA has two primary goals. One is to substantially improve the fidelity of one and two-qubit
operations over current state-of-the-art performance, and the other is to design and test qubits with built-in error protection. (Due September 18) Read more here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294436

NSF Computer and Network Systems (CNS) Core Programs

The NSF Division of Computer and Network Systems seeks proposals for two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS). These programs support research leading to the development of the next generation of highly performant, heterogeneous, power-efficient, environmentally sustainable, and secure computer systems and network technologies. Proposals may combine sub-research categories of CSR and NeTS. Proposals may be granted up to $3,000,000 for up to five years. Medium and large proposals due September 27; small proposals due November 15. Read more here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295161

nCORE Research Program for Fundamental Research in Nanoelectronics

The nanoelectronic COmputing REsearch (nCORE) program funds collaborative university research in the U.S. to develop key technologies to enable novel computing and storage paradigms with long-term impact on the semiconductor, electronics, computing, and defense industries. The nCORE program supports the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) through government-industry-academia collaborations. It will be driven by fundamental research on emerging materials and devices with the potential to achieve significantly improved efficiency, enhanced performance, and new functionalities, beyond the capability of conventional CMOS technologies. Due September 29. Read more here: https://www.src.org/compete/ncore/

NSF Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC)

NSF seeks applications for allocations of resources on the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Blue Waters supercomputer. Proposers must show compelling science or engineering challenges that require petascale computing resources. Proposals from or including junior researchers are encouraged. Applications are due November 6. Read more here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17542/nsf17542.htm 

NIH NHGRI Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space

The National Human Genome Research Institute seeks proposals to establish a Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, Informatics Lab-space (“AnVIL”) in support of genomic research. The AnVIL will use a cloud-based data storage and compute environment to address challenges in storing, transfering and working with genomic sequence data. NHGRI will fund one award for up to $5 million. Read more here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-17-011.html

 NSF Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) Core Programs

The Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports transformative research and education projects that explore the foundations of computing and communication. The Division seeks advances in computing and communication theory, algorithm design and analysis, and the architecture and design of computers and software. Proposals could fall under one of three programs: Algorithmic Foundations, Communications and Information Foundations, and Software and Hardware Foundations. Proposals may be awarded up $1,200,000 for up to four years. Medium proposals due September 27; small proposals due November 15. Read more here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295162

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs 

The Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) studies the roles of people, computers, and information. IIS supports activities that develop knowledge about the use of information technology, increase our capability to create, manage, and understand data and information in circumstances ranging from personal remote devices to globally-distributed systems, and advance our understanding of how computational systems can exhibit of intelligence. Proposals could fall under one of three programs: Cyber-Human Systems, Information Integration and Informatics, and Robust Intelligence. Proposals may be awarded up to $3,000,000 for up to five years. Medium and large proposals due September 27; small proposals due November 15. Read more here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295163

NIH Integration of Individual Residential Histories into Cancer Research

NIH seeks applications that support substantive investigation of the role of individual residential histories in cancer etiology and outcomes, and that encourage the development of complex analytical strategies in support of substantive investigation. NIH would like to engage scientists from a range of disciplines, including computer science, in order to to ensure more precise matching of residential information and geocoding. Due October 5. Read more here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-298.html

NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

NSF is looking for proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, drawing on expertise in computing, communication and information sciences, engineering, economics, education, mathematics, statistics, and social behavioral sciences. The program aims to protect and preserve growing social and economic benefits of cyber systems while ensuring security and privacy. Small projects may be granted up $500,000 for up to three years. Medium projects may be granted $500,001 to $1,200,000 for up to four years. Frontier and bigger projects will be granted $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 for up to five years. Medium projects due October 10; Frontier projects due October 20; Small projects due November 15; Cybersecurity Education projects due December 13. Read more here: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504709&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Japan-US Network Opportunity

NSF seeks joint Japan-US trustworthy networking projects that investigate novel protocols and architectures to realize a future resilient edge cloud/network system for the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems (CPS). The importance of IoT/CPS drives the need for end-to-end system architectures robust against real-world events such as disasters, network or node failures, traffic surges and other disruptions while ensuring the stringent Quality of Service (QoS) required to realize interactive services and applications. Each award may be up to $2,250,000. Due November 30. Read more here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17586/nsf17586.htm

NSF Data-Driven Discovery in Chemistry

NSF invites research proposals to promote Data-Driven Discovery Science in Chemistry (D3SC). Successful D3SC proposals will emphasize new information that can be obtained from better utilization of data (including data from multiple laboratories, techniques, and/or chemical systems), and how this can lead to new research directions. Proposals in response to this Dear Colleague Letter should be submitted to existing programs of interest in the Division of Chemistry. Read more here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17112/nsf17112.jsp

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August 2017

  • Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 25, 201712:00 am

    SAMSI Program on Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Climate and the Earth System

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  • Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 21, 20179:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Neuroinformatics 2017 Conference

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  • Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 4, 20178:30 am - 5:00 pm

    TACC Parallel Programming Foundations Institute

    This 5-day workshop with TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Cent…

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  • Aug 15, 201711:00 am - 5:00 pm

    XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop – OpenMP

    This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers …

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  • Aug 10, 20171:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Big Decision – Choosing Your HPC Resources Wisely

    Does your research involve big data and high-performance com…

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  • Aug 22, 201712:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    NSF/NSF China Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges

    The Penn State Sustainability Institute, Institute for Energ…

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