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External Funding Opportunities

We’ve pulled together external funding opportunities in the fields of data science, simulation, machine learning, big data research, high-performance computation, and other cyberscience topics. Check back often to find new opportunities!

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Current Funding Opportunities

Department of Health and Human Services Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01)

HHS, along with The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), are seeking applications for research regarding workplace safety. Objectives include but are not limited to: identification and investigation of the relationships between hazardous working conditions and associated occupational diseases and injuries; development of methods for measuring early markers of adverse health effects and […]

Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: 07-23-2018

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NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award

The NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award supports groundbreaking research with the potential to create new scientific models, establish new and improved clinical approaches or develop transformative technologies. Applications across all disciplines are welcome and no preliminary data is required. Projects must show the possibility to create an impact in biomedical or behavioral research. Approximately seven […]

Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: 09-21-2018

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NIH Pilot Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use Disorders

This opportunity encourages preliminary research in preparation for larger research on a broad range of approaches on varying levels for improving access, quality, affordability and utilization of drug, tobacco, or alcohol use disorder treatments. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to: preparation for pragmatic trials of widely used but understudied practices, development […]

Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: 07-16-2018

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BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Probe Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain

This FOA is intended to support development of new tools to enable the analysis of brain cells and circuits along with providing insights into the neural circuitry and structure underlying complex behaviors. The BRAIN Initiative encourages collaborations between neurobiologists and scientists from statistics, physics, mathematics, engineering and computer and information sciences. This opportunity supports unique […]

Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

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NSF Smart and Autonomous Systems

The goal of the Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS) program is to promote fundamental research into intelligent physical systems (IPS) that can act autonomously and reliably in a variety of situations and environments. The program supports research enabling the realization of physical systems that are aware of their capabilities/limitations, understand high-level instructions, learn from experience […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 07-31-2018

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NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track

Eligibility for EPSCoR Program If you were considering applying for the EPSCoR funding opportunity, please note that Penn State researchers may not be the principal investigator on these grants due to the program’s eligibility. Penn State researchers may only work with or support another applying entity. Find out more information about EPSCoR below.   EPSCoR […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

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NASA ROSES 2018: Heliophysics Space Weather Operations to Research

NASA is seeking applications to improve specifications and forecasts of the energetic particle and plasma conditions encountered by spacecraft within Earth’s magnetosphere. The goal of the funding opportunity is to improve numerical models and data utilization that could lead to improved understanding. Employing data assimilation and/or machine-learning techniques is also encouraged. Learn more about this […]

Funding Organization: NASA

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NIH International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research

This opportunity seeks applications from newly formed or well-established research teams from U.S.-based institutions and researchers in other countries for international collaborative research on drug abuse and drug addiction. Research priorities are international in scope and include effects of marijuana, opioid overdose and addiction, abuse of amphetamines, inhalant abuse, smoking during pregnancy and promotion of […]

Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: 06-05-2018

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TechWomen Program

The goal of the TechWomen program is to empower, connect, and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program supports women of STEM in Sub-Saharan and North Africa, South and Central Asia and the Middle East. Applying organizations should prove their ability to recruit and place 100-110 women […]

Funding Organization: Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Deadline: 06-01-2018

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DOE Computational Chemical Sciences Research

Basic Energy Sciences requests applications from single principal investigators, small groups or centers in Computational Chemical Sciences. CCS will support efforts to develop validated public access codes, databases and research to develop new approaches to improve the use of large data. BES supports world-class, open-access scientific user facilities consisting of complementary sets of intense x-ray […]

Funding Organization: Department of Energy

Deadline: 06-18-2018

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NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. NSF expects STCs to demonstrate leadership in the involvement of groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering at all levels within the Center. To support team development and preproposal preparation, Penn State […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 12-21-2018

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NSF Probability

The Probability Program supports research on the theory and applications of probability. Subfields include discrete probability, stochastic processes, limit theory, interacting particle systems, stochastic differential and partial differential equations, and Markov processes. Research in probability which relates to other areas of science and engineering is encouraged. Learn more here.

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 09-25-2018

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries

Farmers in low-income countries struggle to protect their crops from pests and disease. This opportunity seeks methods to create innovative tools and technologies for crop pests and disease surveillance over large geographic regions in low-income countries. Projects might include sensor-based strategies, big data sources, and machine learning/AI. Ideas that result in increased coverage of geographic […]

Funding Organization: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Deadline: 05-02-2018

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NIH BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects- TargetedBCP

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative aims at changing our understanding of the human brain. The goal is to use computational modeling methods to accelerate the development and application of new technologies which will produce a new dynamic picture of the brain. An estimated $15 million will be committed to fund 20 […]

Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: 07-03-2018

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NSF Mathematical Biology

The Mathematical Biology Program supports research in areas of applied and computational mathematics with relevance to the biological sciences. Projects of interest include topology, probability, statistics, computational mathematics and more. Successful proposals are mathematically groundbreaking and tackle challenging problems of interest to members of the biological community. Learn more here.   

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 09-05-2018

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DOD Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

This funding announcement seeks researchers to develop methods (including AI, simulation, Bayesian methods, autonomous systems, etc.) to allow the Department of Defense to prepare for and combat weapons of mass destruction. Topics include, but are not limited to: the impact of new technologies on WMD, risk assessment, and the detection, characterization, and attribution of WMD. Anticipated funding is $3.6 million. Learn more here.   

Funding Organization: Department of Defense

Deadline: 06-07-2018

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NIH Novel Biomarkers for the Development of HIV Incidence Assays with Improved Specificity

The purpose of this opportunity is to stimulate development of novel HIV biomarkers and new/improved HIV-1 incidence analyses and algorithms to distinguish recent HIV-1 infections from chronic infections. Analyses developed should recognize all relevant HIV- 1 subtypes and be capable of using sample types with pre-analytical issues. The maximum project period is five years. Learn more here. A companion R21 opportunity […]

Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: 09-07-2018

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DOD Ovarian Cancer, Omics Consortium Development Award

This opportunity supports patient-centered research to prevent, detect, treat, and cure ovarian cancer for service members, veterans, retirees and their family members. This research focuses on the compilation of new and/or use of existing large datasets to study the origin of ovarian cancer with an emphasis on early detection and screening. Recipients will be awarded $400,000 for […]

Funding Organization: Department of Defense

Deadline: 07-25-2018

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W.M. Keck Foundation: Science & Engineering/Medical Research Program

The Keck Foundation supports basic research projects that are high-risk and have the potential for transformative impacts in science and engineering research or medical research. Recent awards have supported inventive research, with an emphasis on the development of capable new technologies, instrumentation, or methodologies. The projects should be high-impact within their field, with a focus on basic science with possible broad impact. $1 million in funding […]

Funding Organization: W. M. Keck Foundation

Deadline: 06-01-2018

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NIH Cutting Edge Informatics Tools for Illuminating the Druggable Genome

The goal of this FOA is to solicit applications to build a set of Cutting Edge Informatics Tools (CEITs) to support the Illuminating the Druggable Genome research consortium. These tools will enhance the IDG Consortium’s ability to process, analyze, and visualize IDG data, strengthen predictions about disease associations around understudied proteins, and develop methods to prioritize understudied proteins. NIH intends […]

Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

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Brain Research Foundation: 2019 Scientific Innovations Award

The BRF Annual Scientific Innovations Award supports innovative discovery science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This opportunity supports creative, innovative research that may be too speculative for traditional funding resources, but still yields a high likelihood of producing important findings. Each award is limited to $150,000. Submissions will go through an internal downselect. Learn more here. 

Funding Organization: Brain Research Foundation

Deadline: 05-25-2018

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NSF Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce

This opportunity supports development and research on effective approaches to educate the future STEM workforce to make advances in NSF’s six research Big Ideas. NSF accepts proposals to support education research and develop projects focused on adding skills to the current workforce, developing the skilled technical workforce, and preparing those at the undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral fellow/early career levels. Learn more here.   

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 07-02-2018

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DARPA Next-Generation Non-Surgical Neurotechnology

DARPA is seeking proposals to design, build, demonstrate, and validate a nonsurgical neural interface system. High-resolution neural interfaces are invasive and not ideal for therapy or restoration of function. Advances in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, and nanotechnology have given opportunities to develop a neural interface that is either completely external to the body or that includes a nonsurgically delivered nanotransducer. Proposed research should investigate approaches […]

Funding Organization: DARPA

Deadline: 04-24-2018

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NIH Three-Dimensional Approach for Modeling Nasal Mucociliary Clearance via Computational Fluid Dynamics

FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is seeking a computational modeling approach to study the effects of mucociliary clearance on localized drug absorption in the nasal cavity. Utilizing computation fluid dynamics, simulations of inhalation and droplet/particle transport will demonstrate localized drug absorption and indicate the efficacy of drug products. The number of awards is contingent upon FDA appropriations and the submission […]

Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

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NIH Computational Fluid Dynamics and Discrete Element Modeling Approach for Predictions of Dry Powder Inhaler Drug Delivery

This study aims to develop a discrete element modeling and computational fluid dynamics model which can be used to assess the effects of various physiochemical properties and device performance properties on regional deposition to understand dry powder inhalers. The number of awards is contingent upon FDA appropriations and the submission of a satisfactory number of worthy applications. FDA/Center […]

Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

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NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering

The CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) supports early-career computational researchers as they attain independence. Funds are expected to allow PIs to mentor graduate or undergraduate students. CISE expects to make 55 to 60 awards each year. CISE anticipates the total funding to be up to $10 million each year, subject to the availability of funds. Learn more here. 

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 08-08-2018

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Rita Allen Foundation: A Call for Ideas

The Rita Allen Foundation is seeking proposals for ideas to be featured in the Misinformation Solutions Forum. Ideas should be concentrated on reducing behaviors that lead to the spread of misinformation or encouraging behaviors that can lead to the minimization of its effect. We encourage proposals for interventions with technological, educational, and/or community-based components. Projects […]

Funding Organization: Rita Allen Foundation

Deadline: 05-20-2018

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Request for Proposals for Biomolecular Simulation Time on Anton

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is seeking proposals for computer time on Anton 2, a special-purpose supercomputer for molecular dynamics simulation designed by D. E. Shaw Research. The 128-node Anton 2 machine has been made available without cost by DESRES for non-commercial research use by universities and other not-for-profit institutions. To maximize the benefit of Anton to the scientific community, […]

Funding Organization: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Deadline: 06-07-2018

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DOE Quantum Testbed Pathfinder

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) is accepting applications to explore of the suitability of various implementations of quantum computing hardware for science functions. Proposals may be in one of two areas: 1) Exploring the relationship between device architecture and application performance or 2) Developing meaningful metrics for evaluating the suitability of quantum computing hardware […]

Funding Organization: Department of Energy

Deadline: 05-14-2018

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DOD Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

This announcement seeks proposals from universities to purchase equipment and instrumentation in support of research in areas of interest to the Department of Defense. These areas include advanced computing, intelligent systems, information sciences, and other topics across the physical and engineering sciences. Awards generally limited to $1.5 million. Learn more here. 

Funding Organization: Department of Defense

Deadline: 07-06-2018

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NASA Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science

This opportunity is seeking proposals pertaining to quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic extreme events and unanticipated or unpredictable events. Examples include major fires, volcanic eruptions, coral bleaching events and more. The research must require rapid, near-term data acquisition, field work, or other such research activities. The program also supports novel research in Earth remote sensing. Learn more here. 

Funding Organization: NASA

Deadline: 03-29-2019

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NSF Achieving New Insights through Replicability and Reproducibility for Cognitive Neuroscience

This Dear Colleague letter encourages submission of proposals that target reproducibility and replicability efforts in data-intensive domains and that specifically rely on analysis of neuroimaging or neuroelectric data. Research questions should fall within the content domain of any of the following NSF programs: Cognitive Neuroscience, Perception, Action, and Cognition, and Science of Learning. Awards will provide three to […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 06-11-2018

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NASA Planetary Major Equipment and Facilities

The Planetary Science Research Program supports studies to help determine the content, origin, and evolution of the solar system and the potential for life elsewhere. The PMEF opportunity funds the purchase of equipment, including computational equipment, to be used in support of planetary science research. Awards are funded for three years. Learn more here.

Funding Organization: NASA

Deadline: 07-17-2018

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NIH Genomic Centers for Infectious Diseases

This opportunity funds Genomic Centers for Infectious Diseases, which will support innovative technology development in all aspects of genomics. Technology developments may include synthetic and genome editing technologies, analytical software tools, and computational models. $12 million will be distributed among two or three awards. Learn more here.

Funding Organization: National Institute for Health

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NIH BRAIN Initiative: New Technologies and Novel Approaches for Large-Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative creates a better understanding of the human brain. Acceleration of the development and application of innovative technologies, as well as theory and data analysis, allows researchers to better understand neural circuits. Where appropriate, applications are expected to integrate appropriate domains of expertise, including computational modeling and […]

Funding Organization: National Institute for Health

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U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences: Basic Research in Behavioral Science

The Foundational Science Research Unit of the ARI is seeking proposals for programmatic efforts to develop and evaluate psychological and behavioral theory. Research domains include areas such as personnel testing and performance, leader development, organizational effectiveness, learning in formal and informal environments, and culture. There is no specific dollar amount or award floor for this […]

Funding Organization: US Army Research Institute

Deadline: 04-04-2018

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative-Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards: Neurodegeneration Early Career Acceleration

The goal of the Neurodegeneration Challenge Network is to bring together innovative scientists from different disciplines into a collaborative network to answer questions related to the basic cell biological mechanisms of neurodegeneration in the context of human disease biology. The Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards will fund early career academic researchers, with a focus […]

Funding Organization: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Deadline: 04-10-2018

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative-Neurodegeneration Collaborative Science Awards

The goal of the Neurodegeneration Challenge Network is to bring together innovative scientists from different disciplines into a collaborative network to answer questions related to the basic cell biological mechanisms of neurodegeneration in the context of human disease biology. The CZI Collaborative Science Awards will fund three-year grants for small group interdisciplinary research. At least […]

Funding Organization: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Deadline: 03-27-2018

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Lockheed Martin 2018 CETO Funding Idea Pitch

Lockheed Martin’s CTO Keoki Jackson, other top executives, and representatives from the company’s 4 Business Areas (Aeronautics, Missiles & Fire Control, Rotary & Mission Systems, and Space) will be visiting campus on April 4 to discuss current and new funding opportunities. Lockheed Martin would like Penn State faculty to present ideas for innovative projects. Please […]

Funding Organization: Lockheed Martin

Deadline: 03-30-2018

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Whitehall Foundation: Neurobiology Research Grants

The Whitehall Foundation is interested in basic research within neurobiology, defined as: invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The goal of the research is to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of […]

Funding Organization: Whitehall Foundation

Deadline: 04-06-2018

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NSF Future of Work at the Human -Technology Frontier: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Capabilities (FW-HTF)

NSF aspires to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the shifting of jobs and work by supporting convergent research into the human-technology frontier. The program supports two themes: 1) Foundations for Augmenting Human Cognition and 2) Embodied Intelligent Cognitive Assistants. Small projects will be funded. Small projects may request $750,000-$1,500,000 for 3-5 years; large […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

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AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Democratizing Data Opportunities

These research opportunities support the study of artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the understanding of data relating to precision medicine. Awards are also available for training students in AI/Machine Learning methods, and for analyzing health datasets. Funding amounts vary by opportunity; awards include AWS service credit. Applications due March 29. Learn more here.

Funding Organization: American Heart Association

Deadline: 03-29-2018

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NSF Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS)

The INFEWS program supports research into food, energy, and water (FEW) systems to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability. Major goals include advancing understanding of FEW systems through quantitative, predictive and computational modeling and developing real-time, cyber-enabled interfaces that improve understanding of the behavior of FEW systems and […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 09-26-2018

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NSF Geospace Environment Modeling

The GEM program’s goal is to make accurate predictions of the geospace environment by developing physical understanding of the large-scale organization and dynamics from observations, theory, and increasingly realistic models. Advancing modeling capabilities includes metrics and validation, developing both first-principles and empirical models, as well as promoting the broader use these models by the geospace […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

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NSF/VMware Partnership on Edge Computing Data Infrastructure (ECDI)

As mobile and IoT devices proliferate, edge computing architectures that place compute and storage resources at the network edge in proximity to such devices has become more desirable. NSF is looking for applications to design and develop data-centric edge architectures, programming paradigms, runtime environments, and data sharing frameworks that will facilitate exciting new applications and […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 05-22-2018

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NSF Smart and Connected Health (SCH): Connecting Data, People and Systems Program

This funding opportunity seeks to accelerate the development and use of innovative computer and information science and engineering approaches in the fields of health and medicine. Proposals should make fundamental contributions to two or more disciplines, such as computer or information sciences, engineering, social, behavioral, cognitive and/or economic sciences and address a key health problem. An […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 05-22-2018

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DOE Transformational Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture Technologies

DOE’s Fossil Energy R&D Program aims to guarantee the nation can continue to rely on traditional resources for clean, secure and affordable energy while improving environmental protection.  The Carbon Capture program focuses on creating technologies to control emissions from either post-combustion or pre-combustion units. Activities relevant to this research include modeling and simulation to predict […]

Funding Organization: Department of Energy

Deadline: 04-19-2018

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Cisco Insider Threat RFI

Cisco Systems calls for research into the development of techniques to identify data sources and develop analytical methods to study those data sources to discover methods to detect insider threats. It is possible that the discovery of data sources constitutes a significant part of the research and that some data sources may be specific to […]

Funding Organization: Cisco

Deadline: 03-16-2018

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NIH Exploiting Omics Assays to Investigate Molecular Regulation of Persistent HIV in Individuals with Substance Use Disorder

Patients with chronic substance use disorders can create challenges for HIV prevention, treatment, medication adherence, disease progression, and much more. This funding opportunity supports Omics studies to address issues pertaining to HIV in the context of SUD. $450K for years 1-3; $650K for years 4-5. Letter of intent due June 17. Learn more here.

Funding Organization: National Institute for Health

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NASA Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools

The NASA PDART program is seeking proposals in order to create higher-order data products, archive and restore data sets or products, create or consolidate reference databases, generate new reference information, digitize data, and develop or validate software tools for planetary data. NASA aims to increase the amount and quality of digital information and data products […]

Funding Organization: NASA

Deadline: 05-10-2018

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NSF Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

Cyber-physical systems are changing the way we interact with engineered systems. The CPS program aims to develop core research necessary for the complex CPS. Core research areas include control, data analytics, autonomy, design and much more. Funding is dependent on quality of proposals received and availability of funds. Learn more here.

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 05-08-2018

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NIH High-Resolution Exploration of the Human Islet Tissue Environment

Powerful technologies can now be applied to the research of live human pancreatic tissues and the effects of these tissues on Type 1 diabetes, which has largely been unexplored due to lack of accessibility. NIH seeks proposals that will contribute to a higher resolution understanding of the physical and functional organization of the human islet […]

Funding Organization: National Institute for Health

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NIH Expeditions in Computing

This program supports fundamental research projects in computer and information science and engineering. Expeditions projects should be ambitious and potentially transformative. They should exploit advances in computer and information science and engineering; and/or user-driven research cyberinfrastructure that may accelerate discovery and innovation across science and engineering. Awards are for $2 million per year for 5 years. Learn more.

Funding Organization: National Institute for Health

Deadline: 04-25-2018

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NASA Dual Use Technology Development Cooperative Agreement Notice

This notice seeks responses from potential partners interested in entering into a Cooperative Agreement with NASA for the joint development of technologies to meet Stennis Space Center (SSC) needs. The SSC is the primary NASA rocket propulsion testing center. SSC technology interests include big data processing and analysis, computational modeling and simulation, and decision support […]

Funding Organization: NASA

Deadline: 09-30-2018

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NEH Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program supports national and regional training programs for researchers to progress their knowledge of digital humanities. NEH strives to increase the use of digital technology, including advanced computational methods such as network or spatial analysis, in research relevant to the humanities. The training programs may […]

Funding Organization: National Endowment for the Humanities

Deadline: 03-13-2018

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National Center for Supercomputing Applications’ Blue Waters Project: Broadening Participation

Broadening Participation, a new sub-allocation category for the NCSA Blue Waters Project, is open to faculty and research staff at US academic institutions who have not previously been a PI on a research allocation on the Blue Waters system, and who are in a category of underrepresented users of the system (including women, veterans, PIs […]

Funding Organization: Blue Waters Project

Deadline: 03-15-2018

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NSF Computer Science for All

This program supports researcher-practitioner partnerships with the goal of building knowledge from research to support efforts that aim to provide all students (pre-K–12) with the opportunity to participate in formal learning of computer science and computational thinking. Particularly, this announcement intends to provide teachers with the professional development and ongoing support that they require to […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 05-09-2018

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DOD Advancing Artificial Intelligence for the Naval Domain

The Office of Naval Research is seeking proposals on the advancement of artificial intelligence for future naval applications. Topics include: Integration of Domain Knowledge and Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence in support of Collaborative Complex Decision-Making, Decentralized Perception and Planning in Dynamic Environments. Multiple awards are anticipated. White paper due March 22. Learn more here.  

Funding Organization: Department of Defense

Deadline: 03-22-2018

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NSF Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF)

The Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF) program aspires to bring together researchers in formal methods with researchers in computer and information science and engineering to develop methods to design and implement correct-by-construction systems and applications. Each proposal must have a Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI with knowledge in formal methods and at least one […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 05-08-2018

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NIH Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation (R01)

Technological advances in various areas of cancer detection via diagnostic imaging remains fallible. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to create an understanding of the perceptual and cognitive processes of cancer imaging observers, yielding insights to improve the accuracy of cancer detection and diagnosis. Awards are dependent on quality and quantity of applications received. […]

Funding Organization: National Institute for Health

Deadline: 05-30-2018

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NIH Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment (R01)

The cancer communication landscape is rapidly changing due to mobile technologies, internet, online communities, social media, and wiki pages. These changes have altered the way health communication research is conducted. NIH is seeking proposals for innovative methods in communication research across the cancer control continuum. Awards are contingent upon the needs of the project. Learn […]

Funding Organization: National Institute for Health

Deadline: 06-13-2018

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NSF US-EU Internet Core & Edge Technologies (ICE-T)

Proposals are requested for US researchers, in collaboration with colleagues in the EU, to conduct foundational research with the theme of “Internet Core and Edge Technologies.” Proposal topics of interest include, but are not limited to: NGI Core Technologies, AWN Edge Technologies, and Crosscutting Research Areas. Rewards may be for up to $300,000 over 3 […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 05-07-2018

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NIH Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS)

The intricacies of brain and behavior pose essential questions in many areas of science and engineering, drawing intense interest across a wide-ranging spectrum of disciplinary perspectives. Advances across disciplines are leading to linked theories, models, empirical methods and findings, and educational approaches. Proposals must address both risk and reward: high-risk, high-payoff approaches are anticipated. Awards […]

Funding Organization: National Institute for Health

Deadline: 02-20-2018

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Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering is seeking nominations for passionate scientists and engineers think with a broader view and follow new, innovative ideas. Disciplines that will be considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. 18 recipients will receive grants of $875,000 over […]

Funding Organization: Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Deadline: 02-18-2018

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DOD Subterranean (SubT) Challenge

Subterranean environments remain largely hidden despite being relevant in military and civilian purposes. The challenges these environments present vary across domains such as human-made tunnel systems, urban and municipal underground infrastructure, and natural cave networks. The SubT Challenge seeks to encourage technological breakthroughs, including modeling of subterranean environments, to improve capacity to navigate these environments. […]

Funding Organization: Department of Defense

Deadline: 03-23-2018

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DOE ARPA-E Open FOA 2018

ARPA-E supports the development of potentially disruptive and transformational energy technologies. Approximately every three years, the DOE issues an open call for concept papers that address any topic area of energy, including: fossil, nuclear, and renewable sources, electricity transmissions, distribution and storage, and energy efficiency in electricity, power, heat, and transportation. Learn more here.

Funding Organization: Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

Deadline: 02-12-2018

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NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

CCE STEM is looking to fund projects that identify factors that are effective in the making of ethical STEM researchers and methods to develop those factors in all the fields of science and engineering that are supported by NSF. Projects will use basic research to build knowledge about what establishes responsible or irresponsible, just or […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 04-17-2018

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NSF Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems

This funding opportunity supports research of the brain and its complexities. Swift advances are producing a gradually intertwined fabric of theories, models, empirical methods and findings, and educational approaches, leading to new opportunities to understand complex aspects of neural and cognitive systems through integrative multidisciplinary approaches. NSF will award 10 to 25 applicants, and award […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 04-17-2018

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NSF Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) – Data and Software: Elements and Frameworks

The Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation umbrella program seeks to fund the creation and development of advanced data and software cyberinfrastructure. Proposals should address Data or Software Elements, or Data or Software Framework Implementations.  Up to 15 Element awards and 13 Framework Implementations awards are anticipated, subject to the availability of funds. Learn more here.

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 04-18-2018

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NIH Rodent Testing Centers for Development of Reporter Systems and Evaluation of Somatic Cell Genome Editing Tools

The wide-ranging applicability of targeted, programmable genome editing tactics increase the chances of new ways to treat various rare genetic diseases, as well as many strategies for common diseases. The products of this program will be a collection of tools, methods, data, and practices that will promote the development and testing of new treatments. Note […]

Funding Organization: National Institute for Health

Deadline: 04-03-2018

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NOAA Joint Technology Transfer Initiative Program: Weather Prediction Technology

Through the Joint Technology Transfer Initiative Program, OAR’s Office of Weather and Air Quality is seeking proposals to conduct research and development pertaining to the advancement of data assimilation for convective-scale weather prediction, improvement of water prediction capabilities, improvement of scale prediction of Arctic sea ice, and communication of forecast uncertainty. Approximately 7 -13 applicants […]

Funding Organization: NOAA

Deadline: 04-09-2018

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DARPA PREventing EMerging Pathogenic Threats (PREEMPT)

DARPA is requesting inventive proposals for research to develop new tools and models to calculate the probability of a virus to jump from animals into humans, and to develop and validate new scalable technologies to target potential human-capable viral pathogens in wild reservoirs and/or mosquito vectors to prevent transmission to humans. The number of awards […]

Funding Organization: DARPA

Deadline: 02-13-2018

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Human Health & the Environment Seed Grant Program

This program encourages research for problems related to the impact of the environment on human health. Applications should build collaboration and may be aimed at different dimensions of health and the environment. Topics include, but are not limited to: environment-cancer linkage, indoor/outdoor air effects, water, population, and advanced computation and data-enabled research. Funding ranges from […]

Funding Organization: Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Cancer Institute (PSCI), Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Materials Research Institute (MRI), Institute for CyberScience (ICS), and Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE)

Deadline: 02-15-2018

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NIH Understanding and Modifying Temporal Dynamics of Coordinated Neural Activity

This opportunity supports research in understanding how temporal dynamics in the brain relate to cognition and behavior. Projects focusing on various topics will be funded, including developing a biologically realistic computational model of neural coordination patterns. The number of awards is contingent upon the merit of the applications. Due February 5. Learn more.

Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: 02-05-2018

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NSF Smart and Connected Communities

NSF is seeking proposals for their Smart and Connected Communities Integrative Research Grant. A “smart and connected community” is a community that synergistically integrates information and communication technologies with the natural and built environments.

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Deadline: 02-28-2018

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General Dynamics Mission Systems: Electronics size, weight, and power optimization

Many GDMS (General Dynamics Mission Systems) products incorporate servers, routers, switches, and other discrete pieces of equipment. These types of systems can require a substantial amount of space and power as well as having significant weight. GDMS is seeking proposals that show the feasibility of achieving significant improvements in size, weight, and power.

Funding Organization: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Deadline: 01-12-2018

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Fundamental Design

The DARPA Fundamental Design program is to investigate new fundamental computational and mathematical building blocks to represent conceptual designs of mechanical systems. The goal is to enable the generation of novel designs through various combinations of these building blocks. DARPA will supply computational hardware (HPC and GPUs) to successful applicants.

Funding Organization: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Deadline: 09-11-2017

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Novel and Innovative Tools to Facilitate Identification, Tracking, Manipulation, and Analysis of Glycans and their Functions (U01)

NIH seeks proposals for developing accessible and affordable tools for studying carbohydrates.  These tools should enable researchers to significantly advance our understanding of the roles of these complex molecules in health and disease.  Computational tools to understand the roles of glycans/glycosaminoglycans in systems biology are encouraged.

Funding Organization: National Institute of Health

Deadline: 10-27-2017

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