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Faculty Opportunities

Campus Cyberinfrastructure

The National Science Foundation is inviting grant applications for improvements and reengineering at the campus level to leverage dynamic network services to support a range of scientific data transfers and movement. The program also supports Network Integration activities to achieve higher levels of performance, reliability, and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects. NSF will make two types of CC-NIE awards.

Agency: 
NSF

Preventing Prescription Drug Overdoses (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting cooperative agreement applications for research that will build the scientific base for preventing unintentional poisonings from drug
overdoses in the adolescent and adult population (ages 15 to 64 years) in the U.S. The program supports exploratory/developmental research that evaluates novel approaches to drug overdose prevention and addresses CDC priorities related to unintentional poisoning.

DEADLINE: A letter of intent is due April 2, full proposals May 2.
 

Agency: 
CDC
Deadline: 
May 2, 2012
Preproposal Deadline: 
April 2, 2012
Funds: 
$600,000 is available for three awards.

Peer-Reviewed Medical Research

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs is inviting grant applications for investigator-initiated research under the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research program. The program supports research across the full range of science and medicine, with an underlying goal of enhancing the health and well-being of uniformed service personnel, their families, and the veteran population.

Agency: 
DOD CDMRP
Deadline: 
July 31, 2012
Preproposal Deadline: 
April 10, 2012
Funds: 
up to $750,000 over three years

Ovarian Cancer Research

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs is inviting grant applications for  ovarian cancer research under four grant mechanisms: Ovarian Cancer Academy Award, Pilot Award, Synergistic Translational Leverage Award, and Teal Innovator Award.

Agency: 
DOD CDMRP
Funds: 
range from $250,000 to $2.5 million

Grand Challenges in Global Health (Gates)

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting grant applications for the Grand Challenges Explorations program, which supports innovation in global health research. Round 9 topics are 1)
new approaches for the interrogation of anti-malarial compounds; 2) Aid is working; tell the world; 3) new solutions for global health priority areas; 4) new approaches to optimize immunization systems; and 5) protecting crop plants from biotic stresses from field to market.

Agency: 
Gates Fdn
Deadline: 
May 15, 2012
Funds: 
initial grants offer $100,000

Antarctic Research

The National Science Foundation is inviting grant applications for scientific research and operational support in Antarctica, and for Antarctic-related analytical research performed at home organizations. The goals are to expand fundamental knowledge of the region, foster research on global and regional problems of current scientific importance, and use Antarctica as a platform from which to support research. The Antarctic Program provides support for fieldwork only when a compelling justification exists for doing the work in Antarctica.

Agency: 
NSF
Deadline: 
May 31, 2012
Funds: 
$1M per award

Quantum Computing Algorithms

The Army Materiel Command is inviting grant and contract applications to develop new quantum computing algorithms for hard computational problems, shedding light on the power of quantum
computation and considering issues of quantum complexity and computability.  

DEADLINE: White papers are due March 20, full proposals May 8.

 

Agency: 
Army
Deadline: 
May 8, 2012
Preproposal Deadline: 
March 20, 2012
Funds: 
up to $1M

Tools for Earth System Data Records

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is inviting grant applications for Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments, which supports projects that provide Earth science data products and services driven by NASA's Earth science goals. MEaSUREs may include infusion or deployment of applicable science tools that contribute to data product quality improvement, consistency, merging or fusion, or understanding. In pursuit of its

Agency: 
NASA
Deadline: 
May 15, 2012
Preproposal Deadline: 
April 4, 2012
Funds: 
$800,000/yr for 5 years

Early-Career Planetary Science Research

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is inviting early-career fellowship applications for research on planetary sciences, and for current fellows to apply for startup funds.

FUNDS: The fellowships offer support for three years, and NASA expects to make one to three awards per program element. All funds are distributed by the corresponding science research program element.

Agency: 
NASA
Deadline: 
May 25, 2012

Earth Science Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is inviting grant applications for research on the Earth as a complete, dynamic system. The MAP program emphasizes climate and weather, but addresses broader Earth system research as well, and supports observation-driven modeling and data assimilation. The modeling integrates across all the research activities in NASA's Earth science research program and spans the spatial and temporal scales that characterize satellite observations and observations from ground and air-based campaigns.

Agency: 
NASA
Deadline: 
May 25, 2012
Preproposal Deadline: 
March 23, 2012
Funds: 
$225,000/yr for four years