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NIH-DHHS Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Research





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This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications from U.S. institutions to develop a collaborative research training program that will strengthen the capacity of institutions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC to conduct collaborative research, practical approaches for assessment and control of workplace hazards, data management, training, curriculum and outreach material development, and policy support around priority local, national and regional environmental and occupational health threats.

The purpose of this FOA, as one of two linked FOAs comprising the GEOHealth Hub program, is to support research training programs that address priority LMIC environmental and occupational health issues that are integrated with associated LMIC research activities.  Therefore, applications in response to this FOA must be developed in close coordination with linked applications under RFA-TW-14-001 “Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) – Research”. Training programs may include a mix of short- (three months or less), medium- (over three months and up to six months), and long- (six months and longer, including degree) term training as appropriate to strengthen the capacity of the LMIC institution to conduct environmental and occupational health research. 

Anticipated budget total costs may not exceed $300,000 per year. The U2R application budget should be developed in close coordination with the linked U01 research application (RFA-TW-14-001) because the combined budget for both linked U01 and U2R applications cannot exceed $600,000 in total costs per year and at least 50% of the combined budget must be in the LMIC's U01 application.
















NIH Research Evaluation and Commercialization ub (REACH) Awards (U01)



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On April 25, 2014, the National Institutes of Health announced it is accepting applications for its Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) Awards (U01) program.  This program will support proof-of-concept centers (Hubs) that facilitate and accelerate the translation of biomedical innovations into commercial products that improve patient care and enhance health. The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of sufficient meritorious applications.  The 24 participating Institutes and Centers intend to commit an estimated total of $9,000,000 to fund up to three awards.  The maximum budget for a Hub is $1,000,000 total costs per year with a maximum project period of three (3) years.  062614

NIH - National Institute on Minority Health Disparaities Research (NIMHD)


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On Friday, April 19, 2014, the National Institutes of Health Disparities Research (NIMHD) announced it is accepting applications for innovative pilot projects that complement or enhance research and dissemination activities supported by NIMHD Exploratory Centers of Excellence (COE).  Applications should propose at least two—but not more than four—pilot projects that utilize or leverage Exploratory COE core resources.  Research on cross-cutting topics involving multidisciplinary teams of basic and applied biological, behavioral and/or social science researchers is particularly encouraged. Priority areas include HIV/AIDS, co-morbid conditions, and major non-communicable chronic diseases or conditions. The NIMHD intends to commit $3 million for 2014 to fund up to ten awards.  Award budgets should not exceed $200K in total direct costs excluding facilities and administrative costs requested by consortium participants (as outlined in NOT-OD-05-004 -  06/19/14

NIH - National Insitute on Miniority Health Disparities (NIMHD) - Transdisci;inary Collabortive Centers



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On Friday, April 18, 2014, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) announced it is accepting applications to establish a Coordination Center to facilitate and support consortium-wide activities for NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCCs).  The TCC Coordination Center will serve as the focal point for the dissemination of TCC consortium information to the broader research community and public, including research results, scientific data, and methods to assess the impact of consortium activities on health disparities locally, regionally, and nationally.  The TCC-CC will consist of an Administrative Core for management of coordination activities, a Research Coordination Core (RCC), and a Data Coordination Core (DCC).   The Administrative Core will provide both an organizational and an administrative structure that is conducive for ensuring collaborative efforts and interaction among all TCC PDs/PIs, research and community investigators, and other stakeholders. The NIMHD intends to commit $2 million for one award.  The maximum project award period is five years.  06/19/14

NIH-PAR 14-475 - Agricultural, Forestry and Sishing Safety and Health Research Program


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On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the PAR 14-475 – Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research Program (AgFF).  The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to further “understanding of the risks and conditions associated with forestry or logging related occupational diseases and injuries, to explore methods for reducing risks and for preventing or minimizing exposure to hazardous conditions in these work environments, and to translate significant scientific findings into prevention practices and products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries in this area.  In addition, this cooperative agreement aims to enhance our knowledge about the effectiveness of existing interventions and the best ways to disseminate, diffuse, and translate proven interventions to benefit workers in the AgFF sector, in particular our ability to address the unique needs of vulnerable workers. The maximum amount (total costs) available for each award is $275,000 for three years.  06/09/14

NIH - Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity


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NIH announced the Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education (R25) program.  “The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The goal of this NIH Blueprint R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.  To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences, Courses for Skills Development, and Mentoring Activities.

The NIH Blueprint Institutes intend to commit approximately $2.5 million in FY 2015 for the funding between five and ten awards in response to this FOA. 




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NSF 14-600

Science and Technology Center: Integrative Partnerships


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NSF 14600 Full Announcement

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. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any area of science and engineering that NSF supports. STC investments support the NSF vision of creating and exploiting new concepts in science and engineering and providing global leadership in research and education.

Preliminary proposals and invited full proposals may only be submitted by domestic (United States) academic institutions that are located in the United States, its territories or possessions, and have doctoral degree-granting research and education programs in any area of research supported by NSF. The lead institution is expected to develop partnerships or arrangements with other universities, colleges, or other institutions, such as national laboratories, research museums, private sector research laboratories, state and local government laboratories, and international organizations as appropriate to enable the Center to attain its strategic goals.  The PI must be a faculty member at an academic institution.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $20,000,000; up to $16,000,000 in the first year, and, thereafter, $20,000,000 annually, pending the availability of funds.

Preliminary Proposals are due 12/11/14

NSF 14-587 Partnerships for International REsearch and Education (PIRE)


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The NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Program is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.
International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different national environments and cultural backgrounds. PIRE promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce.

This PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF

Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000 to $15,000,000; the average award size is expected to be approximately $4 million over 5 years.


NSF - 14-553- Earthscope National Office (ESNO)



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EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the 4-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers multiple opportunities for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets.  The nucleus of the Program is the EarthScope Facility, a multi-purpose array of instruments and observatories consisting of the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), and the USArray. These observatories provide an unprecedented amount of geophysical data to address the processes that formed and continue to deform North America.

There will be only one award for this program estimated at approximately $600,000 per year for FY2015 and in subsequent years, for up to 4 years, pending annual performance and availability of funds.  09/26/14

NSF 14-564 Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)


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On Friday, May 9, 2014, the National Science Foundation announced it is accepting applications for the Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program.  The CSBR Program provides funds:

  • for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community;
  • to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and
  • to transfer collection ownership responsibilities.
NSF anticipates there will be @15-20 awards per competition pending the availability of funds.  The anticipated funding amount is $4,500,000.  08/11/14

NSF 14-546 - Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)


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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently announced the Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) program is accepting proposals for “innovative research projects to foster ethical STEM research in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international contexts. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 6 to 8

Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,050,000

Subject to the availability of funds.


NSF 14-544 - Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)


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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently announced the Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) program for 2014 involving collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations.  This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnoloogy Initiative Signature Initiative:  Sustainable Nanomanufacturing – Creating the Industries of the Future (  It is estimated that five to eight projects will receive funding for this research effort in the range of $250,000-$375,000 per year for four years--depending on the scope of the proposed work. The total request for NSF funding for each project, for all investigators and all organizations, may not exceed $1,500,000.   06/16/14

NSF 14-548 - National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT)



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NSF announced a new program entitled “NSF Research Traineeship (NRT)”  This program is “designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program initially has one priority research theme - Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); in addition, proposals are encouraged on any other crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme. In either case, proposals should identify the alignment of project research themes with national research priorities and the need for innovative approaches to train graduate students in those areas. It is expected that NRT Awards will be up to five years in duration with a budget of up to $3,000,000.   Please note:  “The budget request must be consistent with the scope of the proposed NRT project, including program development and number of supported trainees. 06/24/14

NSF 14-541 -Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering




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The National Science Foundation announced it is accepting applications for the Nanotechnology- Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering Program.  The NUE  focuses on integrating nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. Research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant NSF programs and divisions.  NUE in Engineering emphasizes new approaches to undergraduate engineering education through interdisciplinary collaborations.  Anticipated Funding Amount: $1,900,000 pending availability of funds. Each award will be up to a maximum of $200,000 for two years. 05/27/2014

NSF 14-536 High Performance System Acquisition: Building a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering



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The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced it is accepting proposals for the High Performance System Acquisition: Building a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering Program.  Specifically, NSF is interested in receiving proposals from organizations willing to serve as Resource Providers within the NSF eXtreme Digital (XD) program. This solicitation is intended to complement previous NSF investments in advanced computational infrastructure by exploring new and creative approaches to delivering innovative computational resources to an increasingly diverse community and portfolio of scientific research and education.

It is estimated awards will be from $2,000,000, to $10,000,000.  05/14/2014


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US Dept of Homeland Security - Fire Prevention and Safety Program


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the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a funding opportunity for Fire Prevention and Safety grants for two activities:

Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) - eligible categories for proposals for this activity include:

  • General Education/Awareness
  • Fire and Arson Investigation
  • Code Enforcement /Awareness
  • National/State/ Regional Programs and Studies

 Firefighter Safety Research and Development (R&D) - eligible categories for proposals for this activity include:

  • Clinical Studies
  • Technology and Product Development
  • Database System Development
  • Dissemination and Implementation Research
  • Preliminary Studies
The maximum award for each grant is limited to $1.5 million (which can be subdivided up to three separate projects).  The project period for the FP&S award is only one year, but the project period for the R&D award can be up to three years.  03/21/2014

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