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NASA: The Science of Terra, Aqua, and Suomi NPP

NASA is accepting applications for the Science of Terra, Aqua, and Suomi NPP program. This program solicits projects that make use of data from NASA’s Terra, Aqua, and Suomi NPP missions. Projects may perform data analysis or propose algorithms for enhancing the relevant datasets. NOI due June 19. Read more here: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7b40A081E0-D2A1-143D-2475-83DA93A7EC70%7d&path=open

AHA Data Grant Portfolio: Methods Validation Grants

The American Heart Association (AHA) is seeking proposals that identify methods to improve the integration and analysis of data across datasets using cloud computing. A successful grant will include information on how the previous method or tool was used, the evaluation and validation of the proposed method, and the plan for utilizing the AHA Precision Medicine Platform. The award seeks to test and validate new machine learning algorithms to curate and harmonize data in the cloud; new natural language processing methods for electronic health records in the cloud; new pipelines to enable more effective and efficient workflows for analyzing data in the cloud; new pipelines for data curation in the cloud. Read more here: http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/InstituteforPrecisionCardiovascularMedicine/UCM_461668_Information-on-the-Institute-for-Precision-Cardiovascular-Medicine.jsp

AHA Data Grant Portfolio: Institutional Data Fellowship

The AHA is also offering tow fellowship programs: the Cohort Fellowship Program and Clinical Computational Fellowship Program. The Cohort Fellowship Program will educate and train computational biologists, mathematicians, and engineers alongside cardiovascular disease experts. The Clinical Computational Fellowship Program will educate and train clinical fellows within computational biology programs.Read more here: http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/InstituteforPrecisionCardiovascularMedicine/UCM_461668_Information-on-the-Institute-for-Precision-Cardiovascular-Medicine.jsp

NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research

The NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research relevant to drug abuse and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers. The NIDA Avant-Garde award supports innovative, basic research that may lead to improved preventive interventions or therapies; creative, new strategies to prevent disease transmission; novel approaches to improve disease outcomes; and creative approaches to eradicating HIV or improving the lives of those living with HIV. Applications are due July 31. Read more here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-18-001.html

 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

 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. Read more here: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294449

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

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications

The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) initiated the National Network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) program in FY 2015. This solicitation calls for new BD Spoke proposals to be awarded in FY 2018. Collaborating with BD Hubs, each BD Spoke will focus on a particular topic that requires Big Data approaches and solutions. Applications are due September 18. Read more here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292470

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 

Ideas Lab: Practical Fully-Connected Quantum Computer Challenge (PFCQC)

This solicitation describes an Ideas Lab focused on the Practical Fully-Connected Quantum Computer (PFCQC) challenge. The goal is to form teams of domain scientists and engineers that will develop multidisciplinary ideas that eventually will be submitted as full proposals. This Ideas Lab advances the objectives of two Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments, “The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution” and “Growing Convergent Research at NSF”. Estimated program budget and average award size/duration is subject to availability of funds. A PFCQC award is expected to be at the level of $1,000,000 – $3,000,000 per year. Read more here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292979

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June 2017

  • Jun 6, 2017 - Jun 9, 201711:00 am - 5:00 pm

    XSEDE HPC Summer Boot Camp

    This 4-day workshop on Hybrid Computing will cover MPI, Ope…

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    Globus Workshop at Penn State

    Globus is a research data management service used by over 50…

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