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Faculty Opportunities

Ultrafast Laser Science and Engineering

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is inviting grant, contract, and cooperative agreement applications for PULSE (Program in Ultrafast Laser Science and Engineering), which seeks to enable efficient and agile use of the entire electromagnetic spectrum by linking it to the output of an ultrafast laser. The program aims to develop novel sources of radiation that improve upon existing state-of-the-art performance, size, weight, and power.

Agency: 
DARPA
Deadline: 
November 6, 2012
Preproposal Deadline: 
September 6, 2012
Funds: 
Unspecified

Expeditionary Warfare C4 Technologies

The Office of Naval Research is inviting grant and contract applications for innovative Command, Control, Computers and Communication technologies that will enhance the warfighting capabilities of Naval Expeditionary forces. These technology areas include: Basic Research (phenomenology: TRL 1-2) in Mathematical Trust Models; Applied Research (proof of concept: TRL 2-4) in HF Antennas; and Advanced Technology Development (military utility demonstration
and prototyping: TRL 4-6) in Broadband Amplifiers and Adaptable Antennas.

Agency: 
DOD ONR
Deadline: 
November 15, 2012
Preproposal Deadline: 
September 13, 2012
Funds: 
from $200,000 to $700,000 annually for two years

CSTAR Collaborative Meteorological Forecasting

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is inviting cooperative agreement applications for the CSTAR program (Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research), which supports collaborative research between operational forecasters and academic institutions with expertise in the environmental sciences.

Agency: 
NOAA
Deadline: 
October 31, 2012
Funds: 
up to $125,000 annually for three years.

Materials World International Collaborations

The National Science Foundation is inviting grant applications for international collaborations in fundamental materials and condensed matter research. This year the Materials World Network (MWN) program will emphasize Sustainable Materials, the NSF Division of Materials Research (DMR)'s effort in Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering and Materials (SusChEM). This initiative supports the basic science and engineering discoveries that will reduce dependence on non-renewable resources and improve efficiency of industrial processes.

Agency: 
NSF
Deadline: 
November 14, 2012
Funds: 
~$150,000/award

Computational and Data-Enabled Science, Engineering

The National Science Foundation is inviting grant applications for fundamental research in mathematics and statistics that addresses the computational and data-related challenges represented by the ever-expanding role of computational modeling and simulation on the one hand, and the explosion in production of digital and observational data on the other. The goal is to promote the creation and development of the next generation of mathematical and statistical theories and

Agency: 
NSF
Deadline: 
December 10, 2012
Funds: 
Recent awards have ranged from $21,000 to $500,000

Improvements to Biological Field Stations, Marine Labs

The National Science Foundation is inviting grant applications for Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML): off-campus facilities for research and education conducted in the natural habitats of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.

Agency: 
NSF
Deadline: 
December 14, 2012
Funds: 
from $25,000 for planning grants to $350,000 for other awards.

Breast Cancer Research

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is inviting grant applications for breast cancer research. The  oundation emphasizes the translation of knowledge about the basic biology of breast cancer into treatment, early detection, and prevention, with the goal of supporting work that has significant potential to lead to reductions in incidence and mortality within the decade. The program will support grants in four categories: Challenge Grants Investigator-Initiated Research, Challenge Grants Career Catalyst Research, Investigator-Initiated Research, and Career Catalyst Research.

Agency: 
Komen Fdn
Deadline: 
September 10, 2012

American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation is inviting applications for grants and fellowships in a variety of categories, including awards to Americans for study in Scandinavia, for Scandinavians to study and conduct research in America, and for visiting lectureships that enable American universities to host Norwegian or Swedish lecturers. Visiting lectureships should be in the area of contemporary studies, with an emphasis on one of five areas: public policy, conflict resolution, environmental studies, multiculturalism, or healthcare.

Agency: 
American-Scandinavian Fdn
Deadline: 
November 1, 2012
Funds: 
from $5,000 to $25,000

French-U.S. Collaboration: Computational Neuroscience

The National Science Foundation has issued a Dear Colleague Letter inviting grant applications for U.S.-French collaborative research projects in computational neuroscience. Computational
neuroscience is inclusively defined, encompassing a broad range of computational and biological goals and approaches. Collaborations should exploit complementary expertise, enabling the collaborating investigators to pursue innovative research approaches and make significant advances on important and challenging problems.

Agency: 
NSF
Deadline: 
November 2, 2012

Isotope Production Research, Development, Training

The Department of Energy is inviting grant applications for Research and Development (R&D) on alternative methods to produce enriched stable and radioactive isotopes. The project should generate data or lead to new and innovative technologies, or improvements to existing technologies, to foster enhanced production of isotopes that will benefit research and applications in medicine, homeland security, the physical sciences, biological and geological sciences, energy, and industry.

Agency: 
DOE
Deadline: 
September 28, 2012