December 2008 Grant Newsletter by rvc12495

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									GRANT ALERT
     DE C EM BE R
                     2008
  GOVERNOR DEVAL L. PATRICK
LT. GOVERNOR TIMOTHY P. MURRAY
    OFFICE OF FEDERAL-STATE
           RELATIONS
444 N. CAPITOL ST., SUITE 208         PHONE: (202) 624-7713
WASHINGTON, DC 20008                    FAX: (202) 624-7714

                     MASSGOV-DC@SSO.ORG
                    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
           OFFICE OF FEDERAL STATE RELATIONS
                         GRANT ALERT

Table of Contents

CNCS – CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY
SERVICE

DHS – DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
 FY09 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM (HSGP)
 FY09 REGIONAL CATASTROPHIC PREPAREDNESS GRANT
PROGRAM (RCPGP)
 FY09 URBAN AREAS SECURITY INITIATIVE (UASI)
 FY09 BUFFER ZONE PROTECTION PROGRAM (BZPP)
 FY09 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT (EMPG)
 FY09 INTEROPERABLE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS GRANT
PROGRAM (IECGP)
 FY09 OPERATION STONEGARDEN (OPSG)
FY09 TRANSIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM
 FY09 PORT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM
 PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION (PDM) GRANT PROGRAM FY09
FY09 INTERCITY BUS SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM
DOC - DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES PROGRAM NOTICE
OF APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
A NORTH ATLANTIC REGIONAL COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS—
AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS UNDER THE PUBLIC WORKS AND
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1965
 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION FY
2008 BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT GRANT
DOD - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
 NEW ARL/ARO BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT-REVISED
NEW HETEROSTRUCTURAL UNCOOLED MAGNETIC SENSORS
(HUMS)
NEW USA MEDICAL RESEARCH AND MATERIEL COMMAND
BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT
DEVELOPMENT OF QUANTUM COMPUTING ALGORITHMS


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COMPUTATIONAL FOUNDATIONS FOR INFORMATION FUSION
BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT
COAL TO LIQUIDS
PHOTON-TRAP STRUCTURES FOR QUANTUM ADVANCED
DETECTORS
COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDY GROUP
 MULTIDISCIPLINARY UNVERSITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE (MURI)
ARO BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT
DARPA SELF-HEALING MIXED-SIGNAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
(HEALICS) GRANT
ARCHITECTURE- AWARE COMPILER ENVIRONMENT GRANT
DARPA INFORMATION PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY OFFICE
GRANT
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY SILICON-
BASED PHOTONIC ANALOG SIGNAL PROCESSING ENGINES WITH
RECONFIGURABILITY GRANT
DOE - DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
  - PLANT FEEDSTOCK GENOMICS FOR BIO-ENERGY: A JOINT RESEARCH FOA USDA,

    DOE

  - PHOTOVOLTAIC SUPPLY CHAIN AND CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES

DOI - DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
 NEW BLACK DUCK JOINT VENTURE 2009 COMPETITIVE GRANT
PROGRAM
2009 NATIONAL SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE COOPERATIVE
AGREEMENT PROGRAM
  - THE STATE COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL COOPERATIVE GEOLOGIC MAPPING

    PROGRAM (STATEMAP)

  - DOJ - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

  - NEW BJA DRUG COURT SOLICITATION

  - NEW GANG RESISTANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING (G.R.E.A.T.) PROGRAM

    REGIONAL TRAINING CENTERS

  - NEW GANG RESISTANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING (G.R.E.A.T.) PROGRAM

  - NEW BJA FY09 NATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE INFORMATION SYSTEM

    (NMVTIS) PARTICIPATION PROGRAM


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  - NEW NIJ FY 09 DATA RESOURCES PROGRAM 2009: FUNDING FOR THE ANALYSIS

    OF EXISTING DATA

  - NEW NIJ FY 09 W.E.B. DU BOIS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

  - NEW OVW FY 2009 ENHANCED TRAINING AND SERVICES TO END VIOLENCE

    AGAINST AND ABUSE OF WOMEN LATER IN LIFE PROGRAM

  - NEW OVW FY 2009 TRANSITIONAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR VICTIMS

    OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, STALKING, OR SEXUAL ASSAULT

    PROGRAM

  - NEW OVC FY 09 NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS

  - NEW OVW FY 2009 GRANT TO ENCOURAGE ARREST POLICIES AND ENFORCEMENT

    OF PROTECTION ORDERS PROGRAM

  - OVC FY09 POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION: INTEGRATING CRIME VICTIMS’ ISSUES

    INTO UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE CURRICULA

  - DEVELOPING AND ENHANCING STATEWIDE AUTOMATED VICTIM INFORMATION AND

    NOTIFICATION (SAVIN) PROGRAMS: FY 2009 COMPETITIVE GRANT

    ANNOUNCEMENT

DOL - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

DOS - DEPARTMENT OF STATE

DOT - DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
CDL PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT GRANT
2009 CDLIS MODERNIZATION GRANT
FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION FY 2009
SAFETY DATA IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM GRANT OPPORTUNITY
CAPITAL ASSISTANCE TO STATES - INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL
SERVICE
ED- DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION



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NEW OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE
SERVICES OVERVIEW INFORMATION; NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON
DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH (NIDRR)--
DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH PROJECTS AND
CENTERS PROGRAM-- (FI) PROJECTS
NEW REHABILITATION LONG-TERM TRAINING: REHABILITATION
COUNSELING
NEW REHABILITATION LONG-TERM TRAINING: COMPREHENSIVE
SYSTEM OF PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT
NEW REHABILITATION LONG-TERM TRAINING: JOB
DEVELOPMENT AND JOB PLACEMENT SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS
WITH DISABILITIES
NEW REHABILITATION LONG-TERM TRAINING: REHABILITATION
OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE BLIND OR HAVE VISION IMPAIRMENTS
NEW REHABILITATION LONG-TERM TRAINING: REHABILITATION
OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE MENTALLY ILL
NEW REHABILITATION LONG-TERM TRAINING: VOCATIONAL
EVALUATION AND WORK ADJUSTMENT
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) TEST FEE PROGRAM CFDA NUMBER
84.330B
REHABILITATION CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM (RCEP) –
REGIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CONTINUING
EDUCATION CENTERS (TACE)
EPA - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
  - NEW FY 2009 TECHNICAL TRAINING SUPPORT ACTIVITIES FOR THE STATE

    REVOLVING FUND (SRF) PROGRAMS

  - NEW COMPUTATIONAL TOXICOLOGY RESEARCH CENTERS: IN VITRO AND IN SILICO

    MODELS OF DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY PATHWAYS

  - SUSTAINABLE SKYLINES INITIATIVE

  - ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE THROUGH HYBRID TECHNOLOGY

  - COMPUTATIONAL TOXICOLOGY RESEARCH CENTERS: IN VITRO AND IN SILICO

    MODELS OF DEVELOPMENT TOXICITY PATHWAYS

  - REGION 1 – REQUEST FOR INITIAL PROPOSALS FOR EPA/REGIONAL DEDICATED

    WATER QUALITY PROGRAM FUNDING




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  - BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND/OR

    MEETINGS

  - RESEARCH ON THE DESIGN OF POLICIES FOR POLLUTION CONTROL USING MARKET

    MECHANISMS, AND DATA GATHERING FOR DISSERTATION AND EARLY CAREER

    RESEARCH ON THE POLLUTION CONTROL ASPECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL

    ECONOMICS

HHS – HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  - NEW MORRIS K. UDALL PARKINSONS DISEASE CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

  - NEW NIAID CLINICAL TRIAL IMPLEMENTATION (U01) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT

  - NEW INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON ORAL MANIFESTATIONS OF HIV/AIDS IN

    VULNERABLE POPULATIONS (P01)

  - NEW STUDIES OF ENERGY BALANCE AND CANCER IN HUMANS

  - NEW ADAPTATIONS OF EVIDENCE-BASED PARENTING PROGRAMS TO ENGAGE

    FATHERS IN CHILD MALTREATMENT PREVENTION (U01)

  - NEW YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION THROUGH ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND

    POLICY CHANGE (U01)

  - NEW PREVENTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE PERPETRATION: TARGETING MODIFIABLE

    RISK FACTORS (U01

  - NEW MUTANT MOUSE REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTERS (U42)

  - NEW NINDS INSTITUTIONAL CENTER CORE GRANTS TO SUPPORT NEUROSCIENCE

    RESEARCH (P30)

  - NEW INNOVATION IN MOLECULAR IMAGING PROBES

  - NEW ASSETS FOR INDEPENDENCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

  - NEW STANDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN



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- NEW IDENTIFYING NEIGHBORHOOD LEVEL PROTECTIVE AND PROMOTIVE FACTORS

 FOR YOUTH VIOLENCE

- NEW CAM APPROACHES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HIV AND ITS COMPLICATIONS

- NEW INFORMING SYSTEMS BIOLOGY THROUGH GENETIC VARIATION: THE GENES,

 ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH INITIATIVE (R21)

- NEW RAPID ACCESS TO INTERVENTIONAL DEVELOPMENT (NIH-RAID) PROGRAM

- MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF OLDER PATIENTS WITH HIV/AIDS (R01)

- MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF OLDER PATIENTS WITH HIV/AIDS (R03)

- MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF OLDER PATIENTS WITH HIV/AIDS (R21)

- KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION CONFERENCE GRANTS PROGRAM

- INTESTINAL STEM CELL CONSORTIUM (U 01)

- INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATION ON DRUG ABUSE AND ADDICTION

 RESEARCH (R01)

- RESEARCH ON INTEGRITY IN COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH (R21)

- INNOVATION IN MOLECULAR IMAGING PROBES (R01)

- CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INTERSECTIONS OF DRUG ADDICTION, CHRONIC PAIN

 AND ANALGESIA (R21)

- CARDIAC TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM (C-TRIP) (P20)

- THE FACEBASE CONSORTIUM: FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS OF CRANIOFACIAL

 DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE (U01)

- MICROBIOME OF THE LUNG AND RESPIRATORY TRACT IN HIV-INFECTED

 INDIVIDUALS AND HIV-UNINFECTED CONTROLS (U01)

- RYAN WHITE TITLE II FORMULA GRANTS PROGRAM




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- UNIVERSITY CENTERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

 EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND SERVICE (UCEDD)

- PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS LEADING TO OPTIMAL TRIALS IN NEUROLOGY (R01)

- 1000 GENOMES PROJECT DATA PROCESSING (U01)

- SECONDARY DATA ANALYSES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESEARCH (R21/R33)

- BRAIN IMAGING STUDIES OF NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT IN HUMANS (R01)

- BRAIN IMAGING STUDIES OF NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT IN HUMANS (R21)

- INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS (R21)

- ERYTHROPOIESIS STIMULATING AGENTS AND TUMOR PROGRESSION (R01)

- NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE PROGRAM PROJECT (P01)

- UNINTENTIONAL POISONING FROM PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSES IN ADULTS

- RESEARCH PRIORITIES IN ACUTE INJURY CARE

- BASIC HIV VACCINE DISCOVERY RESEARCH

- INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO TARGET IDENTIFICATION AND ASSAY DEVELOPMENT

 FOR FUNGAL DIAGNOSIS

- BASIC AND PRECLINICAL RESEARCH ON COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE

 MEDICINE

- CLINICAL PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR PTSD: SINGLE AND COLLABORATIVE STUDIES

- THE MOUSE GENE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

- CHARACTERIZING THE BLOOD STEM CELL NICHE

- CANCER CARES OUTCOMES RESEARCH AND SURVEILLANCE (CANCORS)

 CONSORTIUM

- INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DRUG ABUSE




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- PUBLIC EDUCATION EFFORTS TO INCREASE SOLID ORGAN DONATION

- CARDIAC TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM

- RESEARCH GRANTS FOR PREVENTING VIOLENCE AND VIOLENCE-RELATED ACTIVITY

- PRE-APPLICATION FOR THE 2009 NIH DIRECTOR’S NEW PIONEER AWARD PROGRAM

- PRE-APPLICATION FOR THE 2009 NIH DIRECTOR’S NEW INNOVATOR AWARD

 PROGRAM

- CHILD MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE (CMHI)

- DRUG ABUSE EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SERVICES RESEARCH IN COOPERATION WITH THE

 CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARDS CONSORTIUM (R01)

- INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESEARCH CENTERS 2009

- NINR PROGRAM PROJECTS IN SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT RESEARCH AND PROGRAM

 PROJECTS IN HEALTH PROMOTION/DISEASE PREVENTION RESEARCH

- MECHANISMS OF ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS IN CHILDREN (R03)

- NIAMS BUILDING INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH TEAM REVISION AWARDS

- AIRWAY SMOOTH MUSCLE FUNCTION AND TARGETED THERAPEUTICS IN HUMAN

 ASTHMA

- CIRCADIAN-COUPLED CELLULAR FUNCTION IN HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD TISSUE

- NHLBI PEDIATRIC TRANSLATIONAL CONSORTIUM ADMINSTRATIVE COORDINATING

 CENTER

- PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (PROMIS)

 NETWORK CENTER

- EXPLORATORY STUDIES IN CANCER DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS, AND PROGNOSIS

- ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE DRUG DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM




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  - AIRWAY SMOOTH MUSCLE FUNCTION AND TARGETED THERAPEUTICS IN HUMAN

      ASTHMA

  - MEDICATION DEVELOPMENT CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

  - SHARED NEUROBIOLOGY OF FRAGILE X SYNDROME AND AUTISM (R01)

  - SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING BIOSTATISTICS II (T15)

  - CENTERS IN SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT RESEARCH OR CENTERS IN HEALTH

      PROMOTION/DISEASE PREVENTION: BUILDING RESEARCH TEAMS FOR THE FUTURE

  - MECHANISMS OF ADVERSE DRUG EFFECTS IN CHILDREN

  - COLLABORATIVE PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE RESEARCH NETWORK

  - UNIQUE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TOBACCO USE AND HIV/AIDS

  - FUNCTIONING OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL DISORDERS

  - BASIC HIV VACCINE DISCOVERY RESEARCH

  - RESEARCH TO ADVANCE VACCINE SAFETY

  - CENTER FOR INHERITED DISEASE RESEARCH (CIDR) HIGH THROUGHPUT

      GENOTYPING RESOURCE ACCESS

  - SECONDARY ANALYSIS OF EXISTING ALCOHOL EPIDEMIOLOGY DATA

  - HUD - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

  -

IMLS - INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES
LAURA BUSH 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIAN PROGRAM
NARA - NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

NASA - NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
  - NEW DRAFT NEW FRONTIERS ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY

      RELEASED FOR COMMUNITY COMMENT

NEA - NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS


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  - NEA UNIVERSAL DESIGN LEADERSHIP PROJECT FY09

NEH - NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
  - NEW INSTITUTES FOR ADVANCED TOPICS IN THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES

  - NEW INTERPRETING AMERICA'S HISTORIC PLACES: IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS

  - NEW INTERPRETING AMERICA'S HISTORIC PLACES: PLANNING GRANTS

  - NEW AMERICA'S MEDIA MAKERS: DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

  - NEW AMERICA'S HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS IMPLEMENTATION

   GRANTS

  - NEW AMERICA'S HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS PLANNING GRANTS

  - SMALL GRANTS TO LIBRARIES – LINCOLN: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CIVIL WAR

  - HUMANITIES INITIATIVES AT INSTITUTIONS WITH HIGH HISPANIC ENROLLMENT

  - WE THE PEOPLE CHALLENGE GRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES HISTORY,

   INSTITUTIONS, AND CULTURE

  - NSF - NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

  - CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

  - INNOVATIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION, CURRICULUM AND INFRASTRUCTURE

  - RESEARCH INITIATION GRANTS TO BROADEN PARTICIPATION IN BIOLOGY

  - DISCOVERY RESEARCH K-12

  - EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RSEARCH AND INNOVATION

  - BIOMOLECULAR SYSTEMS CLUSTER

  - INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN CHEMISTRY BETWEEN US INVESTIGATORS AND

   THEIR COUNTERPARTS ABROAD

  - ECOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  - COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS GRANT



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    - MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY GRANT

    - SBA – SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    -

USAID - US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

USDA - DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
    - NEW WOOD EDUCATION AND RESOURCE CENTER COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM

        FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009

    - NEW 2009 URBAN FORESTRY CHALLENGE COST SHARE GRANT PROGRAM REQUEST

        FOR PROPOSALS

    - CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES AT RISK LIAISON

    - SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

    - SECONDARY EDUCATION, TWO-YEAR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION, AND

        AGRICULTURE IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM CHALLENGE GRANTS PROGRAM

USDOT - UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

VA - DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
    - STATE VETERANS HOME CONSTRUCTION

DHS – Department of Homeland Security

- FY09 Intercity Bus Security Grant Program

Expected Number of Awards:          Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:    $11,658,000
Award Ceiling:                      $0
Award Floor:                        $0

The Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP) is one of six grant programs that
constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 focus on
infrastructure protection activities. IBSGP is one tool among a comprehensive set of
measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration to help
strengthen the nation’s critical infrastructure against risks associated with potential
terrorist attacks. The vast bulk of America’s critical infrastructure is owned and/or


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operated by State, local, and private sector partners. The funds provided by the IBSGP
are primarily intended to support the work of operators of fixed route intercity and charter
bus services.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 13, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- FY09 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP)

Expected Number of Awards:            11
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $31,002,500
Award Ceiling:                        $3,617,000
Award Floor:                          $0

The purpose of the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) is to
enhance catastrophic incident preparedness in selected high-risk, high-consequence urban
areas. RCPGP is intended to support coordination of regional all-hazard planning for
catastrophic events, including the development of integrated planning communities,
plans, protocols, and procedures to manage a catastrophic event. RCPGP provides a
framework for enhancing the Nation’s security and resilience for catastrophic events
through fixing shortcomings in existing plans, building regional planning processes and
planning communities, and linking operational needs identified in catastrophic event
plans to resource allocation. The program supports innovative approaches to catastrophic
preparedness through planning and personnel, and aligning existing operational resources
in the 10 selected areas.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Mar 20, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- FY09 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $15,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $75,000
Award Floor:                          $0

The FY 2009 NSGP provides funding support for target hardening activities to nonprofit
organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack. While this funding is provided
specifically to high-risk nonprofit organizations, the program seeks to integrate
preparedness activities with broader State and local preparedness efforts. It is also
designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities
among public and private community representatives, State and local government
agencies, and Citizen Corps Councils.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Mar 20, 2009           Back to Table of Contents




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- FY09 Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP)

Expected Number of Awards:           51
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $48,575,000
Award Ceiling:                       $5,200,000
Award Floor:                         $200,000

The BZPP is a targeted infrastructure security activity that provides funding to build
security and risk-management capabilities at the State and local levels that will help
prevent and protect CIKR from acts of terrorism. Specifically, the program helps to
implement Buffer Zone Plans (BZPs) by providing funds to support planning and
equipment acquisition. BZPs help identify preventive and protective measures that make
it more difficult for terrorists to conduct surveillance or launch attacks within the
immediate vicinity of high-risk CIKR assets. BZPs are developed in cooperation between
DHS and State and local officials and help increase the preparedness capabilities of the
local jurisdictions responsible for the safety and security of communities surrounding the
high-risk CIKR assets.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 13, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- FY09 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

Expected Number of Awards:           58
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $306,022,500
Award Floor:                         $0

An all-hazards approach to emergency response, including the development of a
comprehensive program of planning, training, and exercises, provides the foundation for
an effective and consistent response to any threatened or actual disaster or emergency,
regardless of the cause. As appropriated by the Consolidated Security, Disaster
Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009 (Public Law 110-329), the FY
2009 EMPG provides $306,022,500 to assist State and local governments to enhance and
sustain all-hazards emergency management capabilities.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Dec 19, 2008          Back to Table of Contents


- FY09 Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP)

Expected Number of Awards:           56
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $48,575,000
Award Ceiling:                       $0
Award Floor:                         $0


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In FY 2009, IECGP provides governance, planning, training and exercise funding to
States, territories, and local and tribal governments to carry out initiatives to improve
interoperable emergency communications, including communications in collective
response to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. All
activities proposed under IECGP must be integral to interoperable emergency
communications and must be aligned with the goals, objectives, and/or initiatives
identified in the grantee’s approved Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan
(SCIP). If an SAA certifies that its State or Territory has fulfilled such planning, training
and exercise objectives, the Program provides the flexibility to purchase interoperable
communications equipment with any remaining IECGP funds. ECGP will also advance
DHS near-term priorities that are deemed critical to improving interoperable emergency
communications and are consistent with the goals and objectives of the National
Emergency Communications Plan (NECP).
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 13, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- FY09 Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $60,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $0
Award Floor:                          $0

Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) provides funding to designated localities to enhance
cooperation and coordination between Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement
agencies in a joint mission to secure the United States borders along routes of ingress
from International borders to include travel corridors in States bordering Mexico and
Canada, as well as States and territories with International water borders.In FY 2009,
OPSG has been enhanced to effectively address the constantly changing threats to our
borders based upon new, emerging, and changing intelligence. The FY 2009 OPSG funds
must be used to increase operational capabilities of Federal, State, local and tribal law
enforcement, promoting a layered, coordinated approach to law enforcement within U.S.
border States and territories.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Mar 20, 2009            Back to Table of Contents


- FY09 Transit Security Grant Program

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $348,600,000
Award Ceiling:                        $0
Award Floor:                          $0




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Transit systems that are eligible for funding through the FY 2009 TSGP by tier are
outlined in the FY 2009 Transit Security Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.
Tier I applicants are eligible to apply for the identified risk-based funding target. Tier II
regions may compete for $36,600,000 in funding. Agencies eligible for FY 2009 TSGP
funding were identified using a comprehensive, empirically-grounded risk analysis
model. The risk methodology for the TSGP is consistent across modes and is linked to
the risk methodology used to determine eligibility for the core DHS State and local grant
programs. TSGP basic eligibility is derived from the Urban Areas Security Initiative
(UASI). Certain ferry systems are eligible to participate in the FY 2009 TSGP, and
receive funds under the Tier I cooperative agreement process. However, any ferry system
electing to participate and receive funds under the FY 2009 TSGP cannot participate in
the FY 2009 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), and will not be considered for funding
under the FY 2009 PSGP.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 13, 2009            Back to Table of Contents


- FY09 Port Security Grant Program

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       $388,600,000
Award Ceiling:                         $0
Award Floor:                           $0

46 U.S.C. §70107 states that all entities covered by an AMSP may submit an application
for consideration of funding. A facility that is not expressly identified in an AMSP will
be considered covered under an AMSP if the facility in question has had a risk analysis
completed by the USCG utilizing the MSRAM tool. Congress has specifically directed
DHS to apply these funds to the highest risk ports. In support of this, the PSGP includes a
total of 147 specifically identified critical ports, representing approximately 95 percent of
the foreign waterborne commerce of the United States. Based upon USCG
recommendations, these ports are aggregated into 91 discreet port funding areas. As
described below, ―All Other Port Areas‖ covered by an AMSP are eligible to apply for
grant funds from a PSGP funding pool created for that purpose. Within the PSGP, the
following entities are specifically encouraged to apply: - Owners or operators of federally
regulated terminals, facilities, U.S. inspected passenger vessels or ferries as defined in the
Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and Title 33 of the Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR) Parts 101, 104, 105, and 106 - Port authorities or other State and local
agencies that are required to provide security services to eligible Ferry System applicants
(MTSA regulated facilities) pursuant to an AMSP or a Facility or Vessel Security Plan
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 13, 2009            Back to Table of Contents


- Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program FY09



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Expected Number of Awards:          80
Estimated Total Program Funding:    $100,000,000
Award Ceiling:                      $3,000,000
Award Floor:                        $0

The PDM program is subject to the availability of appropriation funding, as well as any
directive or restriction made with respect to such funds. The PDM program has been
reauthorized through September 30, 2008. PDM grants are awarded on a competitive
basis. All remaining eligible subapplications will compete nationally for the remaining
PDM funds. COST-SHARE: Up to 75% Federal cost share. Small and impoverished
communities may be eligible for up to a 90% Federal cost-share.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:     Dec 19, 2008          Back to Table of Contents


- FY09 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

Expected Number of Awards:          56
Estimated Total Program Funding:    $1,714,300,154
Award Ceiling:                      $0
Award Floor:                        $0

The HSGP is a primary funding mechanism for building and sustaining national
preparedness capabilities. The HSGP is comprised of four interconnected grant programs:
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI),
Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS), and Citizen Corps Program (CCP).
Together, these grants fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning,
organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and
administration. Per the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of
2007 (Public Law 110-53) and the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and
Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009 (Public Law 110-329), States are also required to
ensure that at least 25 percent of their SHSP award funds and 25 percent of their UASI
award funds are dedicated towards law enforcement terrorism prevention activities.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:     Mar 20, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


DOC - Department of Commerce
- Public Telecommunications Facilities Program Notice of Application Closing Date

Expected Number of Awards:          100
Estimated Total Program Funding:    Not Available
Award Ceiling:                      Not Available
Award Floor:                        Not Available




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The Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) assists, through matching
grants, in the planning and construction of public telecommunications facilities in order
to:(1) extend delivery of service to as many citizens as possible by the most cost-
effective means, including the use of broadcast and non-broadcast technologies;(2)
increase public telecommunications services and facilities available to, operated by, and
controlled by minorities and women;(3) strengthen the capability of existing public TV
and radio stations to provide public telecommunications services to the public.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Dec 18, 2008            Back to Table of Contents


- Economic Development Assistance Programs

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         Not Available
Award Floor:                           Not Available

Under this announcement, EDA solicits applications for the following programs under
PWEDA: (i) Public Works; (ii) Planning; (iii) Local Technical Assistance; and (iv)
Economic Adjustment Assistance. EDA will provide Public Works investments to
support the construction or rehabilitation of essential public infrastructure and facilities
necessary to generate or retain private sector jobs and investments, attract private sector
capital, and promote regional competitiveness, including investments that expand and
upgrade infrastructure to attract new industry, support technology-led development,
accelerate new business development, and enhance the ability of regions to capitalize on
opportunities presented by free trade. The Planning Program helps support planning
organizations, including District Organizations and Indian Tribes, in the development,
implementation, revision or replacement of comprehensive economic development
strategies (CEDS), and for related short-term planning investments and State plans
designed to create and retain higher-skill, higher-wage jobs, particularly for the
unemployed and underemployed in the nation’s most economically distressed regions.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Sep 30, 2009            Back to Table of Contents


- A North Atlantic Regional Cooperative Institute

Expected Number of Awards:             1
Estimated Total Program Funding:       $7,000,000
Award Ceiling:                         $7,000,000
Award Floor:                           Not Available

The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the NOAA Office of Ocean
and Atmospheric Research (OAR) invite applications for the establishment of a
cooperative institute (CI) that will focus on the themes of (1) Ecosystem Forecasting, (2)


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Ecosystem Monitoring, (3) Ecosystem Management, Protection and Restoration of
Resources, (4) Sustained Ocean Observations and (5) Climate Research. These 5 themes
will be supported by a variety of research activities, which may include: Research on the
linkages among productivity, fish and fisheries, pollution, climate change, and ecosystem
health; Research to improve the integration and availability of ocean observations across
spatial scales, from global to regional and local; Research to distinguish marine resource
changes due to human impacts from those resulting from natural forcing, including
climate variability and change. . .
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 05, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- Economic Development Assistance Programs – Availability of Funds under the
Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $249,100,000
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

EDA’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting
innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in
the worldwide economy. Under this announcement, EDA solicits proposals or
applications (as appropriate) for the following programs under PWEDA: (i) Public
Works; (ii) Planning; (iii) Local Technical Assistance; and (iv) Economic Adjustment
Assistance.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications: Accepted on a continuing basis
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- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FY 2008 Broad Agency
Announcement

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The purpose of this notice is to request proposals for special projects and programs
associated with the Agency’s strategic plan and mission goals, as well as to provide the
general public with information and guidelines on how NOAA will select proposals and
administer discretionary Federal assistance under this BAA. This BAA is a mechanism to
encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are
not addressed through our competitive discretionary programs. It is not a mechanism for
awarding congressionally directed funds. Funding for potential projects in this notice is


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contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2008 and Fiscal Year 2009 appropriations.
Applicants are hereby given notice that funds have not yet been appropriated for any
proposed activities in this notice. Publication of this announcement does not oblige
NOAA to review an application beyond an initial administrative review, or to award any
specific project, or to obligate any available funds. DATES: Full applications can be
submitted on a rolling basis starting April 22, 2008, up to 5 PM Eastern Daylight Time
September 30, 2009. Applications received after this time will not be reviewed or
considered for funding.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Sep 30, 2009           Back to Table of Contents



DOD - Department of Defense

- NEW ARL/ARO Broad Agency Announcement-Revised

Expected Number of Awards:           100
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) solicits proposals for basic and scientific
research in chemistry, electronics, environmental sciences, life sciences, materials
science, mathematical and computer sciences, mechanical sciences, physics,
computational and information sciences, sensors and electron devices,
survivability/lethality analysis, and weapons and materials research.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Sept 30, 2011         Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Heterostructural Uncooled Magnetic Sensors (HUMS)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals in the area of multiferroic magnetic sensors
that will enable room temperature sensitivity not currently available. Specifically,
DARPA is interested in low-frequency, room-temperature sensors with SQUID-like
performance that will ultimately enable important defense capabilities such as through-
wall imaging, security fences, tagging/reading, and small, deployable sensors. (SQUID =
Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) MODIFICATION 1 The purpose of this
Modification 1 to DARPA-BAA08-70 Heterostructural Uncooled Magnetic Sensors



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(HUMS) is to change the Initial Full Proposal due date from December 18, 2008 to
January 8, 2009.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Sept 25, 2009        Back to Table of Contents


- NEW USA Medical Research and Materiel Command Broad Agency
Announcement

Expected Number of Awards:          1000
Estimated Total Program Funding:    $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                      Not Available
Award Floor:                        Not Available

This Announcement provides a general description of the Command's research programs,
including specific areas of interest; general information; the evaluation and selection
criteria; and proposal preparation instructions. The Attachments include forms that are
required with the submission of a full proposal. Research proposals are sought from
educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and private industry. This is a
continuously open announcement; preproposals must be submitted electronically and will
be evaluated at any time throughout the year, unless timeframes are stated in a separate
announcement. The electronic preproposal form is located at www.usamraa.army.mil
under the BAA button.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Sept 30, 2009        Back to Table of Contents


- Development of Quantum Computing Algorithms

Expected Number of Awards:          Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:    Not Available
Award Ceiling:                      $0
Award Floor:                        $0

This publication constitutes a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and sets forth basic
research areas of interest in the theoretical development of quantum computing
algorithms. This BAA is issued under the provisions of Federal Acquisition Regulation
(FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations
(DODGARS) 22.315. Awards based on responses to this BAA are considered to be the
result of full and open competition. The U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) together with
the National Security Agency (NSA) is soliciting proposals to: (1) develop new quantum
computing algorithms for hard computational problems; (2) characterize the efficiency of
candidate quantum algorithms; and (3) develop insights into the power of quantum
computation and consider issues of quantum complexity and computability. Proposals for
research in quantum algorithms should primarily be to devise specific quantum
algorithms to solve mathematically and computationally hard problems from such diverse


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fields as algebra, number theory, geometry, analysis, optimization, graph theory,
differential equations, combinatorics, topology, logic, and simulation.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 27, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- Computational Foundations for Information Fusion

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for scientific
research that will forge major advancements in the state of scientific knowledge of
computational foundations for representing data and information from diverse, disparate
sources and across application areas. Our long-term, ultimate goal is to develop
computing capabilities that automate the decision-making process in the network
information environment to support naval operations. Such decision-making process
encompasses sensing; data mining and analysis; information extraction and
understanding; object, activity, and intent recognition; and course of action
determination.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Dec 16, 2008           Back to Table of Contents


- Broad Agency Announcement

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $0
Award Floor:                         $0

The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center Broad
Agency Announcement (BAA) identifies scientific and technical areas of interest for
research and/or exploratory development. This BAA is conducted using full and open
competition. The BAA technical areas of interest are divided into the following groups:
1. Combat Feeding Equipment and Systems (objectives focus on combat food service
equipment for individual and group feeding, and unit/organization equipment); 2. Combat
Ration Research and Development; 3. Warrior Systems Technologies (objectives focus
on ballistic protection for individuals, integrated protective helmet, modular personnel
protection system (MPPS), chemical/biological protection for individuals, flame and
thermal protection for the individual soldier, countersurveillance, body worn interactive
materials, body-worn systems, hand held devices, and smart-lightweight electronic
components/modules for soldier protection, knowledge management and cognitive




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improvement, biomechanics, materials nanotechnology, lightweight conformal solar
cells, anthropometry, advanced protection and integration technologies and systems,
warrior performance and soldier-borne power source); 4. Tentage, Fabric Structures and
Rigid Wall Shelters; 5. Airdrop - Advanced Personnel and Cargo Airdrop Systems; 6.
Textile Technologies; 7. Modeling and Simulation (objectives focus on individual and
small unit performance and survivability, and wargaming concept and tool development);
8. Neuroepidemiology; 9. National Protection Center; 10. Robotics and Advance
Technology (objectives focus on small, unmanned system technology and individual
warrior technology).
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Feb 28, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Coal to Liquids

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $0
Award Floor:                         $0

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of coal utilization as an
energy resource. In particular DARPA is interested in processes that will ultimately
enable the United States to economically extract energy from its coal resources in the
form of liquid fuels using coal to liquid conversion technologies that are environmentally
friendly and cost competitive with petroleum based fuels.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Sept 4, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Photon-Trap Structures for Quantum Advanced Detectors

Expected Number of Awards:           99
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $0
Award Floor:                         $0

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop an infrared imaging
system that operates over a bandwidth extending from 0.5 to 5.0 microns and a resolution
of 1024 x 1024 pixels. The focal plane array (FPA) of this imaging system must exhibit a
high detectivity and low noise equivalent temperature at 200K. Each sub-element in each
pixel array will be three dimensional (3D) semiconductor pillar structure, using either a
top-down or bottom-up process scheme. The motivation for this 3D sub-element design is
to significantly increase photon trapping, and their subsequent absorption and generation
of electron-hole pairs in the absorber material.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:         Sept 18, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Computer Science Study Group

Expected Number of Awards:             1
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         $0
Award Floor:                           $0

This RA is to solicit interested participants to join in the Computer Science Study Group
(CSSG). The objective of the CSSG is to rapidly identify ideas in the field of computer
science that will provide revolutionary advances, rather than incremental benefit, to the
Department of Defense (DoD). This opportunity is for selection to participate in Phase I
of the program. Participants in this 2009 CSSG will be encouraged during Phase I to
consider their research interests in light of DoD challenges in the field of computer
science. Participants should explore the synergies in their research programs to develop
novel ideas and applications that will lead to fundamental advances in the field rather
than incremental change.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         Jun 10, 2009             Back to Table of Contents

- Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         Not Available
Award Floor:                           Not Available

The MURI program supports basic science and/or engineering research at U.S.
institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as "universities") that is of critical
importance to national defense. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research
efforts that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline to
address issues of critical concern to the DoD. The FY 2009 MURI competition is for the
32 topics listed below.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         Jan 09, 2009             Back to Table of Contents

- Department of the Army- ARO Broad Agency Announcement- Revised

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         Not Available
Award Floor:                           Not Available



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The U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) solicits proposals for basic and scientific research
in mechanical sciences, environmental sciences, mathematical and computer sciences,
electronics, computational and information sciences, physics, chemistry, life sciences,
and materials science.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Sept 30, 2011         Back to Table of Contents


- DARPA Self Healing Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits (HEALICS) Grant

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $0
Award Floor:                          $0
DARPA is soliciting innovative research and development (R&D) proposals in the area
of self-healing mixed signal Integrated Circuits (ICs)/Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs). The
goal of the program is the development of techniques to maximize the number of fully
operational mixed-signal SoCs on an individual wafer that meet all performance goals in
the presence of extreme process variations and environmental conditions. See attached
full BAA document. Eligibility unrestricted.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      May 19, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- Architecture-Aware Compiler Environment Grant

Expected Number of Awards:          Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:    Not Available
Award Ceiling:                      Not Available
Award Floor:                        Not Available

The goal of DARPA’s envisioned Architecture-Aware Compiler Environment (AACE)
Program is to develop computationally efficient compilers that incorporate learning and
reasoning methods to drive compiler optimizations for a broad spectrum of computing
system configurations. DARPA is seeking proposals to develop productive,
computationally efficient compilers and runtime systems for a broad spectrum of system
configurations and applicable to a broad spectrum of DOD relevant applications.
Eligibility unrestricted.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      April 17, 2009        Back to Table of Contents


- DARPA Information Processing Technology Office Grant

Expected Number of Awards:          Not Available


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Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

DARPA’s Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) is issuing this BAA, which
describes IPTO’s areas of interest, to allow continuous submission of abstracts and
proposals that do not address individual program requirements covered by other
DARPA/IPTO solicitations. The primary basis for selecting proposals for acceptance (if
any) shall be technical, importance to agency programs, and fund availability.
Submission of abstracts is STRONGLY encouraged in advance of full proposals, in order
to provide potential offerors with an indication of the relevance and acceptability of their
technical ideas under this BAA. Offerors are also encouraged to monitor the IPTO
solicitation web page for information on program-specific solicitations (which may be
better aligned with their research) and for special focus areas which may be amended to
this solicitation at any time. Multiple awards are anticipated however, offerors should
note that no funding has been specifically reserved for this solicitation. Eligibility
unrestricted.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        May 22, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Silicon-Based Photonic Analog
Signal Processing Engines with Reconfigurability Grant

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $0
Award Floor:                          $0

DARPA is soliciting innovative research and development (R&D) proposals in the area
of Silicon-based Photonic Analog Signal Processing Engines with Reconfigurability (Si-
PhASER). The overall goal is the creation of novel silicon Photonic Integrated Circuit
(PIC) elements and associated programmable filter array concepts, which can be
fabricated in a CMOS-compatible process, and that enable high-throughput, low-power
signal processors which overcome the limits of conventional electronic DSP technology.
All administrative correspondence and questions on this solicitation, including requests
for information on how to submit a proposal abstract or full proposal to this BAA, should
be directed to BAA08-38@darpa.mil. See full BAA document attached. Eligibility
unrestricted.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       May 30, 2009            Back to Table of Contents




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DOE - Department of Energy

- Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bio-energy: a Joint Research FOA USDA, DOE

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The U.S. Department of Energy apos;s Office of Science, Office of Biological and
Environmental Research (OBER), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), hereby
announce their interest in receiving applications for genomics-based research that will
lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels such
as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Specifically, applications are sought for
fundamental research on plants that will improve biomass characteristics, biomass yield,
or sustainability. Systems biology approaches to identify genetic indicators enabling
plants to be efficiently bred or manipulated, or research that yields fundamental
knowledge of the structure, function and organization of plant genomes leading to
improved feedstock characterization and sustainability are also encouraged.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Feb 18, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Photovoltaic Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies

Expected Number of Awards:           11
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $15,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $3,000,000
Award Floor:                         $0

The purpose of this FOA is to identify and accelerate the development of unique products
or processes that are expected to have a large impact on the solar photovoltaics (PV)
industry, or a segment of the industry, in support of DOE Solar program goals.
Successful applicants will focus on component and/or manufacturing technologies with
the potential to have a near-term impact on a substantial segment of the PV industry.
Near term is defined as technologies with expected market impacts evident within 2-6
years of award. Responsive applications will either 1) have a high impact on innovative
evolutionary improvements that can be supplied across the industry at high volumes and
lower costs than conventional technology today, or 2) propose disruptive technologies
applicable to a narrow segment of the industry and which can dramatically reduce costs.
If successful, either approach will drive future growth of the relevant technology or
technologies. There will be two topic areas and three focus areas under each topic area.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jan 07, 2009           Back to Table of Contents



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DOI - Department of the Interior
- NEW Black Duck Joint Venture 2009 Competitive Grant Program

Expected Number of Awards:          4
Estimated Total Program Funding:    $120,000
Award Ceiling:                      $120,000
Award Floor:                        $0

The Black Duck Joint Venture (BDJV) is a partnership-based conservation program
under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan that promotes the conservation
of Black Ducks by providing greater knowledge for effective management. The U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, a partner in the BDJV, administers grants and purchase orders on a
competitive basis for projects/studies that advance both our and the general scientific
community's understanding of Black Duck ecology and is seeking proposals from
interested parties. The BDJV will accept proposal addressing any aspect of black duck
ecology and management, but proposals that address priority research needs (see full
announcement) will have a greater probability of funding.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Feb 01, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- 2009 National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreement Program

Expected Number of Awards:          26
Estimated Total Program Funding:    $1,310,000
Award Ceiling:                      $150,000
Award Floor:                        $25,000

The purpose of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program
(NSDI CAP) is to fund innovative projects in the geospatial data community to build the
infrastructure necessary to effectively discover, access, share, manage, and use digital
geographic data. The NSDI consists of the technologies, policies, organizations, and
people necessary to promote cost-effective production, and the ready availability and
greater utilization of geospatial data among a variety of sectors, disciplines, and
communities. Specific NSDI areas of emphasis include: metadata documentation,
clearinghouse establishment, framework development, standards implementation, and
geographic information system (GIS) organizational coordination.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jan 6, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- The State Component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
(Statemap)

Expected Number of Awards:          Not Available


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Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $300,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The primary objectives of the STATEMAP component of the NCGMP are to establish
the geologic framework of areas determined to be vital to the economic, social, or
scientific welfare of individual States. The State Geologist shall determine mapping
priorities in consultation with a multi-representational State Mapping Advisory
Committee. These priorities shall be based on: a) state requirements for geologic-map
information in areas of multiple-issue need or areas of compelling single-issue need, and
b) State requirements for geologic-map information in areas where mapping is required to
solve critical earth-science problems. Only State Geological Surveys are eligible to apply
to the STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
pursuant to the National Geologic Mapping Act (Public Law 106-148). Since many State
Geological Surveys are organized under a State university system, such universities may
submit a proposal on behalf of the State Geological Survey.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       May 30, 2009          Back to Table of Contents



DOL - Department of Labor

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DOS - Department of State

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DOJ - Department of Justice

- NEW BJA Drug Court Solicitation

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $350,000
Award Floor:                         $0

Drug courts help reduce recidivism and substance abuse among nonviolent offenders and
increase an offender’s likelihood of successful rehabilitation through early, continuous,
and intense judicially supervised treatment, mandatory periodic drug testing, community
supervision, and appropriate sanctions and other habilitation services. A drug court can
be a specially designed court calendar or docket as well as a specialized court program.
Drug courts funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Drug Court
Discretionary Grant Program are required by law to involve nonviolent offenders and
must implement an adult drug court based on the BJA and National Association of Drug


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Court Professionals’ publication: Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components.
Implementation grants may also serve DUI/DWI offenders. The FY 2008 solicitation
offers three drug court grant categories: Implementation, Enhancement, and Statewide.
More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         Jan 29, 2009         Back to Table of Contents

- NEW Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program Regional
Training Centers

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $282,331
Award Floor:                          $0

The G.R.E.A.T. Program currently has five Regional Training Centers that provide
assistance to local G.R.E.A.T. programs and support G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training to
sworn law enforcement officers. BJA is seeking five agencies, one in each G.R.E.A.T.
Region, to host and operate a Regional Training Center (RTC). Each RTC will promote
the G.R.E.A.T. Program by organizing, preparing for, and conducting training programs,
providing technical assistance to G.R.E.A.T. agencies within their region, and
disseminating G.R.E.A.T. information.
More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         Jan 15, 2009         Back to Table of Contents

- NEW Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $125,000
Award Floor:                          $0

The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program (42 U.S.C. §
13921) is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum
administered by the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in
cooperation with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The program's primary objective is prevention and is
intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.
G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid engaging
in delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems. Criminal justice professionals
with powers of arrest—police officers, sheriff’s deputies, parole or probation officers,
school police officers, federal law enforcement officers/agents, prosecutors, judges, court
officials, district attorneys—are eligible to teach G.R.E.A.T. All individuals wishing to
deliver the program in the classroom must complete a G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training
Course. Per the National G.R.E.A.T. Program Policies and Guidelines, G.R.E.A.T.
officers are responsible for maintaining their G.R.E.A.T. certification. G.R.E.A.T. funds


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may be used to support one or more of the following G.R.E.A.T. curricula, components,
and activities: 13-week middle school curriculum (a core, mandatory component); 6-
week elementary (4th and 5th grades) curriculum; 6-lesson G.R.E.A.T. families
component; or G.R.E.A.T. summer component.
More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:          Jan 22, 2009          Back to Table of Contents

- NEW BJA FY09 National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)
Participation Program

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         $100,000
Award Floor:                           $0

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) was created under the
Anti Car Theft Act of 1992, 49 U.S.C. 30502, to deter trafficking in stolen vehicles by
strengthening law enforcement against auto theft (Title I), combating automobile title
fraud (Title II), preventing ―chop shop"-related thefts (Title III), and inspecting exports
for stolen vehicles (Title IV). In 1996, the Anti Car Theft Act was revised, and the
responsibility for this system was transferred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
NMVTIS was designed to allow the titling agency to instantly and reliably verify the
information on the paper title with the electronic data from the state that issued the title.
In addition, the system provides law enforcement with a tool to assist in reducing auto
theft and vehicle title-related crimes. Where implemented, NMVTIS has already
produced results, including time and cost savings, reductions in consumer wait time,
decreases in motor vehicle thefts, improved recovery rate of stolen vehicles, increased
ability to identify cloned vehicles prior to title issuance, and improved investigative
abilities. The goal of this initiative is to increase the number of states currently providing
data to NMVTIS and to assist states that are currently moving toward a fully online
connectivity where data is shared real-time and instant title checks occur before a title is
issued.
More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:          Feb 12, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- NEW NIJ FY 09 Data Resources Program 2009: Funding for the Analysis of
Existing Data

Expected Number of Awards:             100
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         $35,000
Award Floor:                           $0

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the research, development, and evaluation
agency of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and a component of the Office of Justice


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Programs (OJP). NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and
tools to enhance the administration of justice and public safety. NIJ solicits applications
to inform its search for the knowledge and tools to guide policy and practice. NIJ is
requesting proposals to replicate previous findings and conduct original research
extending data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). NACJD
houses quantitative and qualitative data from NIJ-funded research and provides online
access to downloadable, machine-readable (SPSS, SAS, or ASCII) files as well as data
dictionaries, study abstracts and, in limited cases, MapInfo or ESRI geographic data. The
archive is maintained by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social
Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan and is supported by NIJ.
More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:          Jan 21, 2009        Back to Table of Contents

- NEW NIJ FY 09 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship Program

Expected Number of Awards:            100
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $0
Award Ceiling:                        $75,000
Award Floor:                          $0

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the research, development, and evaluation
agency of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and a component of the Office of Justice
Programs (OJP). NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and
tools to enhance the administration of justice and public safety. NIJ solicits applications
to inform its search for the knowledge and tools to guide policy and practice.The W.E.B.
Du Bois Fellowship Program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of
crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular
emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts
within the United States.
More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:          Jan 21, 2009        Back to Table of Contents

- NEW OVW FY 2009 Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against
and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program

Expected Number of Awards:            12
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $400,000
Award Floor:                          $0

Recognizing that individuals who are 50 years of age or older who are victims of elder
abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual
assault, or stalking, face unique barriers to receiving assistance, Congress created the
Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in
Life Program (Elder Grants Program.) In Federal Fiscal Year 2009, OVW plans to fund


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projects that will support a comprehensive approach to addressing elder abuse in their
communities. Theses projects will provide training to criminal justice professionals,
governmental agency staff and victim assistants to enhance their ability to address elder
abuse, neglect and exploitation in their communities; provide cross training opportunities
to professionals working with older victims; develop or enhance a community
coordinated response to elder abuse; and provide or enhance services for victims who are
50 years of age or older (hereinafter ―older victims‖ or ―elder victims‖).
More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:          Jan 28, 2009         Back to Table of Contents

- NEW OVW FY 2009 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of
Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault Program

Expected Number of Awards:            60
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $250,000
Award Floor:                          $0

The OVW Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence,
Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault Program (Transitional Housing Assistance
Program) focuses on a holistic, victim-centered approach to provide transitional housing
services that move individuals into permanent housing. Grants made under this grant
program support programs that provide assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating
violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are in need of transitional housing, short-term
housing assistance, and related support services. It is critical that successful transitional
housing programs provide a wide range of flexible and optional services that reflect the
differences and individual needs of victims and that allow victims to choose the course of
action that is best for them. Transitional housing programs may offer individualized
services such as counseling, support groups, safety planning, and advocacy services as
well as practical services such as licensed child care, employment services, transportation
vouchers, telephones, and referrals to other agencies. Trained staff and case managers
may also be available to work with clients to help them determine and reach their goals.
More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:          Jan 08, 2009         Back to Table of Contents

- NEW OVC FY 09 National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Expected Number of Awards:            0
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $150,000
Award Ceiling:                        $150,000
Award Floor:                          $150,000

OVC will make one award of $150,000 to fund the development of a national public
awareness and educational forum focusing on the rights of and issues faced by survivors
of homicide victims. The forum, which will coincide with the 2009 National Day of


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Remembrance for Murder Victims on September 25, 2009, should involve a broad base
of victim constituency groups and focus on sharing knowledge and resources so that
victims and survivors may be better served. Applicants are limited to private nonprofit
organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations, and public
agencies.
More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:          Dec 30, 2008          Back to Table of Contents

- NEW OVW FY 2009 Grant to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of
Protection Orders Program

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         $1,000,000
Award Floor:                           $0

This discretionary grant program is designed to encourage state, local, and tribal
governments and state, local, and tribal courts to treat domestic violence, dating violence,
sexual assault and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated
involvement of the entire criminal justice system. This program challenges the entire
community to listen, communicate, identify problems, and share ideas that will result in
new responses to ensure victim safety and offender accountability.
More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:          Jan 15, 2009         Back to Table of Contents


- OVC FY09 Post-Secondary Education: Integrating Crime Victims’ Issues into
University and College Curricula

Expected Number of Awards:             1
Estimated Total Program Funding:       $300,000
Award Ceiling:                         $300,000
Award Floor:                           $0

OVC will make one award of $300,000 to support the integration of broad crime victims'
issues into university and college curricula. Applicants are limited to private, faith-based,
tribal, or state consortiums of accredited universities and colleges or associations of
institutions of higher education that can demonstrate (1) knowledge and understanding of
victimization issues to be integrated into university or college curricula; (2) experience in
augmenting university or college curricula by incorporating emerging education issues;
and (3) staff resources and capability to carry out all activities required by the funded
project. The lead applicant must be an accredited university or college or institution of
higher education, and must partner, at a minimum, with another university or college or
state association affiliated with higher education to be eligible to apply for funding.
More Information Available Here


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Current Closing Date for Applications:         Dec 18, 2008         Back to Table of Contents

- Developing and Enhancing Statewide Automated Victim Information and
Notification (SAVIN) Programs: FY 2009 Competitive Grant Announcement

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $2,250,000
Award Floor:                          $0

The Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Program helps
protect crime victims from further victimization and ensures their legal rights are upheld
by providing registered victims with timely and accurate information about any changes
to the status of their offender (e.g., trial dates, times, or changes; probation hearings;
inmate relocation; and offender release). This information enables victims to fully
participate in the judicial process while maintaining total anonymity. BAJA is seeking
applications to either implement new or enhance existing SAVIN Programs.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 2, 2009            Back to Table of Contents


DOT - Department of Transportation


- CDL Program Improvement Grant

Expected Number of Awards:            51
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $25,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $1,500,000
Award Floor:                          $5,000

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces the availability of
Commercial Driver’s License Program Improvement (CDLPI) grant funding as
authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). This act establishes the priority of bringing States
into compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR Parts 383 and 384 and also generally
improving the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program across the nation.
SAFETEA-LU provides for up to $25,000,000 in discretionary grant funds for Fiscal
Year 2009 (subject to availability of funds). Priorities for FY 2009 include: Achieving
compliance with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 and its amending
legislation (including the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999); Improving the
accuracy, speed, and completeness of driver history information exchanged among the
various components of the system--including law enforcement, prosecutors, the courts,
employers, and State driver licensing agencies--both within the State and between States.
More information available here


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Current Closing Date for Applications:      Feb 01, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- 2009 CDLIS Modernization Grant

Expected Number of Awards:           35
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $8,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $1,000,000
Award Floor:                         $5,000

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces the availability of
Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS) modernization grant funding
as authorized by Section 4123 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). This act establishes a
program for modernizing CDLIS, including adding additional security features,
upgrading the communications network, integrating medical certificate information,
improving self-auditing and expanding the system’s capability to exchange information.
The goal of this grant programs is to assist States in making changes to their licensing
systems to incorporate the new CDLIS specifications when they are releases in the winter
of 2009. Allowable costs under the CDLIS modernization grant awards include, but are
not limited to expenses for computer hardware and software, publications, testing,
personnel, training, and quality control. Grants made under this program may not be used
to rent, lease, or buy land or buildings.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Feb 15, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FY 2009 Safety Data Improvement
Program Grant Opportunity

Expected Number of Awards:           10
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $500,000
Award Floor:                         $25,000

Section 4128 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) established the SaDIP grant opportunity. The
legislation provides discretionary funding for States to improve the quality of crash and
inspection data for large trucks and buses reported by the States to FMCSA, as defined in
Section 31102 of Title 49, United States Code.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jan 30, 2009          Back to Table of Contents




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- Capital Assistance to States - Intercity Passenger Rail Service

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $30,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $30,000,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available


Under this Grant Opportunity, the FRA encourages interested State departments of
transportation to submit applications for grants to fund capital improvements and
planning activities necessary to support improved or intercity passenger rail service. The
Capital Assistance to States - Intercity Passenger Rail Service Program will be supported
with $30,000,000 of Federal funds provided to FRA as part of the Transportation,
Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Sep 30, 2009            Back to Table of Contents

ED - U.S. Department of Education

- NEW Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Overview
Information; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-
-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-- (FI)
Projects

Expected Number of Awards:            20
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $4,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $200,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The purpose of the FI projects program is to develop methods, procedures, and
rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society,
employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-
sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe
disabilities. Another purpose of the FI Projects program is to improve the effectiveness of
services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 27, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- NEW Rehabilitation Long-Term Training: Rehabilitation Counseling

Expected Number of Awards:            23
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $3,450,000
Award Ceiling:                        $150,000


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Award Floor:                          Not Available

The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program provides financial assistance for-- (1)
Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an academic degree in areas of
personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; (2) Projects that
provide a specified series of courses or program of study leading to the award of a
certificate in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary;
and (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in residency training
programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Catalog of Federal
Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.129B.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 15, 2009            Back to Table of Contents

- NEW Rehabilitation Long-Term Training: Comprehensive System of Personnel
Development

Expected Number of Awards:            6
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $1,153,571
Award Ceiling:                        $200,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program provides financial assistance for-- (1)
Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an academic degree in areas of
personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; (2) Projects that
provide a specified series of courses or program of study leading to the award of a
certificate in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary;
and (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in residency training
programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Catalog of Federal
Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.129W.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 15, 2009            Back to Table of Contents

- NEW Rehabilitation Long-Term Training: Job Development And Job Placement
Services to Individuals With Disabilities

Expected Number of Awards:            3
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $300,000
Award Ceiling:                        $100,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program provides financial assistance for-- (1)
Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an academic degree in areas of
personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; (2) Projects that
provide a specified series of courses or program of study leading to the award of a


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certificate in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary;
and (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in residency training
programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Catalog of Federal
Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.129F.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         Jan 15, 2009            Back to Table of Contents

- NEW Rehabilitation Long-Term Training: Rehabilitation of Individuals Who Are
Blind or Have Vision Impairments

Expected Number of Awards:             4
Estimated Total Program Funding:       $400,000
Award Ceiling:                         $100,000
Award Floor:                           Not Available

The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program provides financial assistance for-- (1)
Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an academic degree in areas of
personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; (2) Projects that
provide a specified series of courses or program of study leading to the award of a
certificate in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary;
and (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in residency training
programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Catalog of Federal
Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.129F.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         Jan 15, 2009            Back to Table of Contents

- NEW Rehabilitation Long-Term Training: Rehabilitation of Individuals Who Are
Mentally Ill

Expected Number of Awards:             2
Estimated Total Program Funding:       $200,000
Award Ceiling:                         $100,000
Award Floor:                           Not Available

The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program provides financial assistance for-- (1)
Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an academic degree in areas of
personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; (2) Projects that
provide a specified series of courses or program of study leading to the award of a
certificate in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary;
and (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in residency training
programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Catalog of Federal
Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.129F.
More information available here




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Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 15, 2009            Back to Table of Contents



- NEW Rehabilitation Long-Term Training: Vocational Evaluation and Work
Adjustment

Expected Number of Awards:            3
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $300,000
Award Ceiling:                        $100,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program provides financial assistance for-- (1)
Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an academic degree in areas of
personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; (2) Projects that
provide a specified series of courses or program of study leading to the award of a
certificate in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary;
and (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in residency training
programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Catalog of Federal
Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.129F.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 15, 2009            Back to Table of Contents



- Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Program CFDA Number 84.330B

Expected Number of Awards:            42
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $70,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The AP Test Fee program awards grants to eligible State educational agencies (SEAs) to
enable them to pay all or a portion of advanced placement test fees on behalf of eligible
low-income students who (1) are enrolled in an advanced placement course and (2) plan
to take an advanced placement exam. The program is designed to increase the number of
low-income students who take advanced placement tests and receive scores for which
college academic credit is awarded.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Dec 15, 2008            Back to Table of Contents

- Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program (RCEP) – Regional Technical
Assistance and Continuing Education Centers (TACE)

Expected Number of Awards:            2
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $1,598,832
Award Ceiling:                        $802,710


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Award Floor:                          Not Available

The purpose of the Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program is to support training
centers that serve either a Federal region or another geographical area and provide for a
broad integrated sequence of training activities that focus on meeting recurrent and
common training needs of employed rehabilitation personnel throughout a multi-State
geographical area. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.264A.
Applications for grants under the Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program--
Regional Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Centers, CFDA
Number 84.264A, must be submitted electronically using the Government-wide
Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.Grants.gov.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Dec 05, 2008           Back to Table of Contents



EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

- NEW FY 2009 Technical Training Support Activities for the State Revolving Fund
(SRF) Programs

Expected Number of Awards:            2
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $340,000
Award Ceiling:                        $180,000
Award Floor:                          $80,000

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible
applicants to conduct technical training support activities that support the State Revolving
Fund (SRF) programs. The technical training support activities are limited to the
following two separate activities: (1) plan, prepare, and provide technical training support
for two National SRF Infrastructure Financing and Training Workshops, and (2) plan,
prepare, and provide technical training support on effective methods to communicate
Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) environmental benefits, using
environmental benefit data generated from the CWSRF Benefits Reporting (CBR)
Initiative. Funds awarded under this announcement for either of the two activities may be
used by recipients to promote participation and to support the travel expenses of non-
Federal personnel to attend workshop/workgroup meetings.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 14, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Computational Toxicology Research Centers: in vitro and in silico Models
Of Developmental Toxicity Pathways

Expected Number of Awards:            1
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $3,200,000


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Award Ceiling:                        $3,200,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve
Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing to develop in vitro and in
silico (computational) models for developmental toxicity pathways. The STAR program
is issuing this request for applications (RFA) for research that in conjunction with in vivo
data, will seek to integrate in vitro biochemical and cellular response data with
computational models and theoretical or applied mathematic techniques. The research
conducted under this RFA will facilitate the development of a predictive capacity for
estimating outcomes or risk associated with particular toxicity processes as a result of
developmental exposure to environmental pollutants and toxicants. Predictive
computational modeling of core processes that drive development, including patterning,
morphogenesis, selective growth and cell differentiation, and the detailed understanding
of biological pathways that regulate these processes have the potential to address
environmental and human health factors with broad scientific or economic impacts.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 29, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Sustainable Skylines Initiative

Expected Number of Awards:            5
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $250,000
Award Ceiling:                        $125,000
Award Floor:                          $50,000

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible
entities to compete for financial assistance through the Sustainable Skylines Initiative
(SSI). The SSI provides a framework to integrate transportation, energy, land use and air
quality planning programs into projects that yield measurable air quality benefits in a
relatively short period of time. SSI works with eligible entities to aid their communities
to develop locally-led activities to help reduce emissions and promote sustainability with
the goal of cleaner and healthier air. This is performed by participants working with EPA
and other partners to increase community participation and leverage resources. The long-
term goal of SSI is to help communities build self-sustaining, community-based
partnerships that will continue to achieve positive environmental impacts, livability, and
economic development benefits for many generations to come.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Dec 17, 2008           Back to Table of Contents


- Engineering Excellence Through Hybrid Technology

Expected Number of Awards:            5
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $1,350,000


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Award Ceiling:                        $450,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

EPA is seeking applications from eligible entities to collaborate with EPA in studies and
or investigation projects in support of EPA’s Clean Automotive Technology Program.
These pilot projects will require using state of the art experimental techniques in
advanced engine development technology, including hydraulic hybrid drive-trains, to
optimize Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle (HHV) technology, unique clean and efficient
engines for full-series hybrid vehicles and clean low-greenhouse gas transportation fuels
while improving the fuel efficiency of highway vehicles in achieving its’ mission meeting
today’s Clean Air Act standards and establishing the building blocks for future
environmental and economic benefits.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Dec 15, 2008            Back to Table of Contents


- Computational Toxicology Research Centers: in vitro and in silico Models of
Development Toxicity Pathways

Expected Number of Awards:            2
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $6,400,000
Award Ceiling:                        $3,200,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve
Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing to develop in vitro and in
silico (computational) models for developmental toxicity pathways. The STAR program
is issuing this request for applications (RFA) for research that in conjunction with in vivo
data, will seek to integrate in vitro biochemical and cellular response data with
computational models and theoretical or applied mathematic techniques. The research
conducted under this RFA will facilitate the development of a predictive capacity for
estimating outcomes or risk associated with particular toxicity processes as a result of
developmental exposure to environmental pollutants and toxicants.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 29, 2009            Back to Table of Contents


- Region 1 – Request for Initial Proposals for EPA/Regional Dedicated Water
Quality Program Funding

Expected Number of Awards:            10
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $670,000
Award Ceiling:                        $90,000
Award Floor:                          $10,000




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The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 1, Office of Ecosystem
Protection, Water Quality Branch, is soliciting proposals from eligible
agencies/organizations for the coordination and acceleration of research, studies,
experiments, investigations and demonstration projects to improve the capacity of New
England States to effectively and efficiently assess total maximum daily loading
capacities (TMDL) for impaired waterbodies throughout the region, and to develop state
water quality standards (WQS) (including nutrient criteria) for New England
waterbodies. EPA will not provide funding to state environmental agencies for ―routine‖
TMDL and WQS work that the Agency supports with grants under Section 106 and 319
of the Clean Water Act.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Dec 15, 2008           Back to Table of Contents


- Broad Agency Announcement for Conferences, Workshops, and/or Meetings

Expected Number of Awards:           15
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $500,000
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this Broad Agency
Announcement (BAA) soliciting applications from eligible applicants for the planning,
arranging, administering and/or conducting of conferences, workshops, and/or meetings
(hereinafter referred to as ―conferences‖) that focus on research to protect human health
and safeguard the environment. Specifically, EPA is interested in supporting scientific
and technical research conferences that address the following research program areas: (1)
human health; (2) ecosystems; water and security; (3) economics and sustainability; (4)
air and global climate change; and (5) technology.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Dec 09, 2008           Back to Table of Contents


- Research on the Design of Policies for Pollution Control Using Market
Mechanisms, and Data Gathering for Dissertation and Early Career Research on
the Pollution Control Aspects of Environmental Economics

Expected Number of Awards:           7
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $1,200,000
Award Ceiling:                       $300,000
Award Floor:                         $20,000

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Center for Environmental
Economics (NCEE) is soliciting proposals for Federal assistance for (1) conducting
research on the ―Design of Policies for Pollution Control Using Market Mechanisms‖ and



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for (2) research support for ―Data Gathering for Dissertation and Early Career Research
on the Pollution Control Aspects of Environmental Economics‖.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Dec 05, 2008            Back to Table of Contents


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services

- NEW Morris K. Udall Parkinsons Disease Centers of Excellence

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $1,500,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

This Program Announcement with review (PAR) invites applications for the Morris K.
Udall Parkinsons Disease Centers of Excellence Program.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 07, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- NEW NIAID Clinical Trial Implementation (U01) Cooperative Agreement

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

Beginning with the May 1, 2006 receipt date for AIDS applications and the June 1, 2006
receipt date for non-AIDS applications, NIAID will accept, peer review, and consider for
funding applications for implementation of investigator-initiated clinical trials only from
NIAID Clinical Trial Planning (R34) grant awardees (See PAR-05-112 for information
on NIAID Clinical Trial Planning Grants). Each clinical trial implementation application
will use the PHS 398 grant application with special instructions and will include a copy
of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved study protocol, investigators brochure
or equivalent, and a manual of operations or equivalent. These documents must meet all
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Office of
Human Research Protections (OHRP) requirements. All awards will be made as
cooperative agreements. In order not to delay the initiation of the clinical trial, the peer
review and award of the clinical trial implementation grant will be completed within four
months of the receipt of the application.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        May 07, 2009           Back to Table of Contents




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- NEW Interdisciplinary Research on Oral Manifestations of HIV/AIDS in
Vulnerable Populations (P01)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $1,600,000
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The primary goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to drive
interdisciplinary research to study the oral manifestations and complications associated
with HIV/AIDS-related immunosuppression in vulnerable populations, including children
and adolescents. The applicants are expected to develop highly integrated projects that
comprehensively address the existing gaps in knowledge of the epidemiology, prevention
and pathogenesis of the oral complications of HIV disease and that promote interventions
that could reduce the burden of disease among disproportionately affected racial and
ethnic minority communities. Regardless of the theme, projects in each multidisciplinary
program will be expected to be synergistic and to utilize cutting-edge approaches such as
genomics, proteomics, molecular imaging and other emerging technologies to achieve
their goals. In addition, it is expected that these projects will provide interdisciplinary
career development opportunities for investigators new to the field of oral AIDS.
Applicants are encouraged to include pediatric/adolescent populations in their research.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Aug 13, 2010           Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Studies of Energy Balance and Cancer in Humans

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $200,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites investigator-initiated research applications on
energy balance in humans. These studies will focus on research to define factors affecting
energy balance and to define mechanisms influencing cancer risk, prognosis, and quality
of life. These studies may range from new analyses of existing datasets to additional
collection of data and biological specimens in ongoing investigations. In order to be
eligible for this Program Announcement (PA), an applicant must have previously
collected measures from human subjects on two or more of the following exposures: diet,
physical activity, body composition, and/or related biomarkers (such as blood, urine,
exfoliated cells, and/or tissue samples). It is anticipated that the knowledge gained will
provide additional information to better understand the relationships among energy
balance, cancer risk and prognosis. Competitive supplements to existing NCI-funded
grants as well as new R01s and R21s are invited.
More information available here




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Current Closing Date for Applications:      May 02, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Adaptations of Evidence-Based Parenting Programs to Engage Fathers in
Child Maltreatment Prevention (U01)

Expected Number of Awards:           2
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $400,000
Award Ceiling:                       $200,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

CDC’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a funding opportunity
announcement entitled, ―Adaptations of Evidence-Based Parenting Programs to Engage
Fathers in Child Maltreatment Prevention (U01)‖ Approximately $400,000 will be
available in fiscal year 2009 to fund 2 awards. The purposes of this announcement is to
solicit research applications that will help advance our knowledge of effective strategies
for engaging the participation of fathers and male caregivers in evidence-based parenting
program that may prevent child maltreatment. For complete program details, please see
the full announcement on the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/CE09-
002.htm The estimated funding date is prior to August 31, 2009.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Feb 23, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Youth Violence Prevention through Economic, Environmental, and Policy
Change (U01)

Expected Number of Awards:           2
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $500,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

CDC’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a funding opportunity
announcement entitled, ―Youth Violence Prevention through Economic, Environmental,
and Policy Change (U01).‖ Approximately $1,000,000 will be available in fiscal year
2009 to fund 2 awards. The purpose of this announcement is to assess the efficacy or
effectiveness of policies and other interventions designed to change the economic or
environmental characteristics of a community to reduce rates of youth violence
perpetration and victimization For complete program details, please see the full
announcement on the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/CE09-009.htm
The estimated funding date is to August 31, 2009.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Feb 23, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Preventing Sexual Violence Perpetration: Targeting Modifiable Risk Factors
(U01)


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Expected Number of Awards:           2
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $800,000
Award Ceiling:                       $400,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

CDC’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a funding opportunity
announcement entitled, ―Preventing Sexual Violence Perpetration: Targeting Modifiable
Risk Factors (U01)‖ Approximately $800,000 will be available in fiscal year 2009 to
fund 2 awards. The purpose of this announcement is to conduct a rigorous evaluation of a
primary prevention strategy designed to reduce risk for perpetration of sexual violence.
For complete program details, please see the full announcement on the CDC website at
http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/CE09-003.htm. The estimated funding date is prior
to August 31, 2009.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Feb 23, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Centers (U42)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $750,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National
Center of Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, is to solicit new applications
from institutions/organizations to further advance the Mutant Mouse Regional Resource
Center (MMRRC) program. The goal of the MMRRC project is to identify, acquire,
evaluate, characterize, cryopreserve, and distribute mutant mouse strains to qualified
biomedical investigators. A regional network of three repositories operate cooperatively,
using a mutually agreed upon, defined set of standard operating procedures to serve the
needs of the biomedical research community for transgenic, knockout and other
genetically-induced mutant mice. Each center is responsible for importing mice from
assigned donating investigators, and establishing banks of cryopreserved sperm, embryos,
and related materials for distribution to research investigators. Each center also provides
services on a fee-for-service basis which include: cryopreservation of mouse embryos
and gametes, rederivation of living mice from cryopreserved embryos and sperm, quality
control testing for mouse pathogens, and genotyping services.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Mar 03, 2009           Back to Table of Contents




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- NEW NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research
(P30)

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         Not Available
Award Floor:                           Not Available

NINDS Center Core Grants will support centralized resources and facilities shared by
investigators with existing NINDS-funded research projects. Each Center will be
composed of one or more research cores, each of which will enrich the effectiveness of
ongoing research, and promote new research directions. There should be no overlap
between the requested core facilities and other pre-existing core facilities
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         May 07, 2011           Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Innovation in Molecular Imaging Probes

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         Not Available
Award Floor:                           Not Available

This FOA is issued by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering,
National Institutes of Health. This FOA is a follow up of a previous Roadmap RFA (RM-
04-021 Innovation in Molecular Imaging Probes). The purpose of this initiative is to
encourage the development of novel molecular imaging approaches that can detect and
image specific molecular activities in vivo, and have the potential for clinical
applications. Novel molecular imaging approaches developed through this initiative can
focus on one (or both) of the following long-term translational goals: (1) imaging the
characteristic markers, and function, of normal cells in control human subjects and
patients, and (2) imaging the characteristic markers, and biochemical or physiological
abnormalities, of disease cells in patients. Potential abnormalities that could provide early
markers for disease include (but are not restricted to): inflammation, fibrosis, immune
cell activation, altered signal transduction pathways, altered gene expression pathways,
and altered post-translational modification of proteins. This initiative solicits applications
that explore innovative high-impact approaches, rather than incremental technology
development that is already supported by current NIH programs.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         Sept 21, 2011          Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Assets for Independence Demonstration Program

Expected Number of Awards:             65


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Estimated Total Program Funding:      $19,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $1,000,000
Award Floor:                          $0

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services
(OCS), will accept applications for grants to establish and administer Assets for
Independence (AFI) projects. Grantees provide an array of supports and services to
enable individuals and families with low incomes to become economically self-sufficient
for the long-term. A primary feature of each AFI project is that project participants are
given access to special matched savings accounts called Individual Development
Accounts (IDA), in which participants save earned income for the purchase of a home,
for business capitalization, or to attend higher education or training. Grantees also ensure
that participants have access to financial literacy education and coaching including
training on money management and consumer issues. Three application due dates are
available per year for 2009 and 2010: January 15, March 25, and June 25. Please see the
published announcement and modification for full details.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 15, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Standing Announcement for Unaccompanied Alien Children

Expected Number of Awards:            5
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $35,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $3,000,000
Award Floor:                          $500,000

This announcement provides the opportunity to fund providers for basic shelter and/or
group homes, staff secure, secure and more specialized types of care. There are two
priority areas for funding and applicants can apply to both priority areas under separate
applications. A modification to the published announcement changes a postmarked due
date for applications to a "received by" due date for applications. Please see the published
Standing announcement and the full modification for further details.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Mar 24, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Identifying Neighborhood Level Protective and Promotive Factors for Youth
Violence

Expected Number of Awards:            2
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $700,000
Award Ceiling:                        $350,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available




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The purpose of this announcement is to study how neighborhood and environmental
factors reduce youth violence perpetration and victimization by promoting nonviolence or
buffering against known risk factors. For complete program details, please see the full
announcement on the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/CE09-008.htm
The estimated funding date is to August 31, 2009.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Mar 27, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- NEW CAM Approaches in the Management of HIV and Its Complications

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $400,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

This FOA solicits applications proposing research on complementary interventions that
are frequently used and hypothesized to be effective in the management of HIV disease
and the complications associated with antiretroviral therapy (ART).
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Mar 27, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- NEW Informing Systems Biology through Genetic Variation: The Genes,
Environment and Health Initiative (R21)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $400,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The National Institute of Mental Health on behalf of the NIH Genes, Environment and
Health Initiative encourages studies in systems biology that expand on findings from
Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) and other genetics/genomic approaches to
identify and characterize the molecular elements of the larger dynamic networks and their
perturbations underlying complex human disease. Areas of interest include, but are not
limited to, the role of transcripts of unknown function as regulatory elements in
molecular networks for complex disorders; identification of likely molecular candidates
and functional variants using systems biology approaches; bioinformatics studies to
identify molecular elements and pathways relevant to complex diseases using results
from GWAS studies; studies that elucidate the role of epigenetic mechanisms in the
molecular pathophysiology of complex human diseases.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jan 14, 2009          Back to Table of Contents




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- NEW Rapid Access to Interventional Development (NIH-RAID) Program

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite investigators
to apply for access to government-funded contract resources needed for the preclinical
development of therapeutic agents. This FOA will utilize the X01 Resource Access
award mechanism. These resource awards offer the availability of non-financial agency
resources to the successful applicants. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of
Awards. There are no funds associated with a Resource Access award. Successful
applicants receive access to NIH contract resources. The number of awards will depend
upon the quality and duration of the applications received, and the resource capacity of
the program.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Sept 15, 2011         Back to Table of Contents


- Medical Management of Older Patients with HIV/AIDS (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $500,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Aging
(NIA), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the Center for
Mental Health Research on AIDS of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and
the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) encourages Research Project Grant
(R01) applications that address clinical and translational medical issues in the diagnosis
and/or management of HIV infection and its consequences in older persons.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 07, 2012          Back to Table of Contents

- Medical Management of Older Patients with HIV/AIDS (R03)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $50,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available




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This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Aging
(NIA), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the Center for
Mental Health Research on AIDS of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and
the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) encourages Research Project Grant
(R01) applications that address clinical and translational medical issues in the diagnosis
and/or management of HIV infection and its consequences in older persons. The R03
grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility
studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects;
development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
The R03 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short
period of time with limited resources.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 07, 2012          Back to Table of Contents

- Medical Management of Older Patients with HIV/AIDS (R21)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $200,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Aging
(NIA), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the Center
for Mental Health Research on AIDS of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
encourages NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant applications from
organizations/institutions that address clinical and translational medical issues in the
diagnosis and/or management of HIV infection and its consequences in older persons.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 07, 2012          Back to Table of Contents


- Knowledge Dissemination Conference Grants Program

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $50,000
Award Floor:                         $0

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces
SAMHSA’s Knowledge Dissemination Conference Grants program (also referred to as
SAMHSA Conference Grants). The purpose of the Conference Grant program is to
disseminate knowledge about practices within the mental health services and substance
abuse prevention and treatment fields and to integrate that knowledge into real-world
practice as effectively and efficiently as possible. It is not the practice of SAMHSA to
provide total support for planned meetings and conferences.


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More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Mar 31, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium (U 01)

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $250,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

This FOA invites new applications to participate in the Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium
(ISCC).The goals of this initiative are 1) to establish a network of synergistic research
teams and a Coordinating Center focused on research on stem cells of the small intestine
in order to 2) isolate, culture, characterize, functionally validate, and compare stem cell
populations from the small intestine epithelium in vivo and in vitro, and 3) share data,
biomaterials, models, reagents, resources and methods between projects in the ISCC and
4) make these publicly available through a web site to be developed by the Coordinating
Center. The objective of support for this consortium is to accelerate research on stem
cells of the intestinal epithelium in order to facilitate understanding of the biology and
function of the intestine and aid development of therapies for intestinal diseases and
conditions where damage and replacement of this epithelium are important components.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Mar 18, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research
(R01)

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

This Program Announcement (PA) solicits collaborative research proposals on drug
abuse and addiction that take advantage of special opportunities that exist outside the
United States. Special opportunities include access to unusual talent, resources,
populations, or environmental conditions in other countries that will speed scientific
discovery. Projects must have relevance to the mission of NIDA and where feasible
should address NIDAs scientific priority areas. While the priorities will change from year
to year, in FY09 priority areas include: linkages between HIV/AIDS and drug abuse,
methamphetamine abuse, inhalant abuse, smoking during pregnancy, and drugs and
driving.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 07, 2012           Back to Table of Contents



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- Research on Integrity in Collaborative Research (R21)

Expected Number of Awards:              Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:        $850,000
Award Ceiling:                          $200,000
Award Floor:                            Not Available

This FOA issued by NCRR (NIH) and ORI encourages research grant applications from
institutions/organizations that propose to study research integrity as it relates to
collaborative interactions and/or activities. The R21 exploratory/developmental
mechanism will be used to foster research where there are few published data and where
problem areas that would benefit from further investigation could be identified.
Applications must address the influence of collaborative interactions and/or activities on
research integrity in at least one of the following areas that are of particular interest to the
ORI and NIH: the clarification of community norms and standards, the effectiveness of
self-regulation, the societal, organizational, group, or individual factors that affect
integrity in research, both positively and negatively, or the impacts of non-adherence to
accepted codes of conduct. The proposed project must challenge existing paradigms, be
developed around an innovative hypothesis or address critical barriers to progress in
understanding the multiple factors that underlie deviation from integrity in collaborative
research. Proposals must have clear relevance to biomedical, behavioral health sciences,
or health services research.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:          Mar 17, 2009            Back to Table of Contents

- Innovation in Molecular Imaging Probes (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:              Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:        Not Available
Award Ceiling:                          Not Available
Award Floor:                            Not Available

This FOA is issued by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering,
National Institutes of Health. This FOA is a follow up of a previous Roadmap RFA (RM-
04-021 Innovation in Molecular Imaging Probes). The purpose of this initiative is to
encourage the development of novel molecular imaging approaches that can detect and
image specific molecular activities in vivo, and have the potential for clinical
applications. Novel molecular imaging approaches developed through this initiative can
focus on one (or both) of the following long-term translational goals: (1) imaging the
characteristic markers, and function, of normal cells in control human subjects and
patients, and (2) imaging the characteristic markers, and biochemical or physiological
abnormalities, of disease cells in patients.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:          Sep 21, 2011            Back to Table of Contents



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- Central Nervous System Intersections of Drug Addiction, Chronic Pain and
Analgesia (R21)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $2,375,000
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National
Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
Stroke (NINDS) is to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) to investigate CNS changes
that occur with chronic pain and how these changes parallel those that occur with drug
addiction. Of interest will be how chronic pain changes the CNS, how analgesics of
various classes impact pain-induced CNS changes, and how analgesics in the absence of
pain (some of which have abuse potential) produce CNS changes. The temporal course of
these changes will also be of interest. A focus of this research will be comparing and
contrasting these CNS changes in an effort to identify shared and unique mechanisms
involved in pain, analgesia and drug abuse, as well as environmental and genetic factors
that influence these changes.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 28, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- Cardiac Translational Research Implementation Program (C-TRIP) (P20)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $9,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $499,999
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) solicits Stage 1 exploratory
planning (P20) applications to the Cardiac Translational Research Implementation
Program (C-TRIP).The overall objective of the entire two-staged C-TRIP is to accelerate
translation of promising new therapeutic interventions derived from fundamental research
discoveries for the treatment and prevention of heart failure or arrhythmias through the
planning and execution of well-designed clinical trials to demonstrate safety and efficacy.
Stage 1 exploratory planning (P20) applications will support the planning and
development of Stage 2 specialized center (P50) applications that support the conduct of
the safety and efficacy trials recommended for support following a second phase of peer
review.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       May 28, 2009           Back to Table of Contents




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- The FaceBase Consortium: Functional Genomics of Craniofacial Development and
Disease (U01)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by The National Institute of
Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits
grant applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to develop projects to
advance our understanding of normal craniofacial development and the genetic and
environmental perturbations that lead to diseases and disorders. These projects will
collaborate and interact to form the FaceBase Consortium, and the accumulated
knowledge will be housed in a database termed FaceBase. This initiative embraces the
elements of experimental data collection and annotation, data coordination and
integration; systems level analyses, and clinical application.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 30, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- Microbiome of the Lung and Respiratory Tract in HIV-Infected Individuals and
HIV-Uninfected Controls (U01)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $4,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $525,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) solicits grant applications under
this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to characterize the microbiome of the
lung (the airways and airspaces below the glottis and the lung parenchyma) alone or in
combination with the nasal and/or oropharyngeal cavities in HIV-infected individuals and
matched HIV-uninfected controls, including normal healthy controls, using molecular
techniques to identify bacteria and if possible other organisms, e.g., viruses, cell-wall
deficient organisms, protozoa, and fungi. Investigators should use high-throughput
technology platforms to create a data set of sufficient quality and depth to allow analysis
of how changes of microbiota relate to HIV lung disease progression/complications.
These data will be used to examine the impact of changes in the respiratory microbiome
on the pathogenesis and progression of HIV disease, on HIV-related respiratory
complications, and the effects of anti-HIV therapies.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Mar 25, 2009           Back to Table of Contents




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- Ryan White Title II Formula Grants Program

Expected Number of Awards:            59
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $1,209,487,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

These grants assist States and Territories in developing and/or enhancing access to
comprehensive continuum of care which includes primary medical care, HIV-related
medications; mental health treatment; substance abuse treatment; oral health; and case
management services, home health care; nutritional, and rehabilitation services that assist
low-income and families living with HIV. These funds are also used to ensure access to
antiretroviral and other drug therapies, including prophylaxis and treatment of
opportunistic infections as well as combination antiretroviral therapies.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 05, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education,
Research, and Service (UCEDD)

Expected Number of Awards:            2
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $1,056,000
Award Ceiling:                        $1,056,000
Award Floor:                          $528,000

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the availability of
Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds to make five-year grants to up to two entities designated as
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research,
and Service (UCEDD) to carry out four core functions: (1) interdisciplinary pre-service
preparation and continuing education of students and fellows; (2) community services,
including training, technical assistance, and/or demonstration and model activities; (3)
research; and (4) dissemination of information. UCEDDs are interdisciplinary education,
research and public service units of universities, or public or not-for-profit entities
associated with universities that implement the four core functions addressing, directly or
indirectly, one or more of the areas of emphasis (e.g., quality assurance, education and
early intervention, child care, health, employment, housing, transportation, recreation and
other services available or offered to individuals in a community, including formal and
informal community supports, that affect their quality of life).
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 16, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- Preliminary Investigations Leading to Optimal Trials in Neurology (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available



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Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The purpose of the PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS LEADING TO OPTIMAL
TRIALS IN NEUROLOGY grant (for brevity referred to as NINDS Preliminary Clinical
Trials grant) is to obtain preliminary data and conduct studies to support the rationale for
a subsequent definitive clinical trial of an intervention to treat or prevent neurological
disease.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 07, 2010           Back to Table of Contents

- 1000 Genomes Project Data Processing (U01)

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $500,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The international 1000 Genomes Project is designed to produce a new high-resolution
resource on human genetic variation to support genome-wide association studies and
other studies of human disease and biology. This FOA solicits proposals to continue to
develop, evaluate, and implement the methods needed to monitor data quality, to produce
a basic set of derived data types from the sequence data, to integrate those data, and to
develop new tools for additional data analysis to produce the final Project dataset.
Projects funded under this FOA will be expected to participate in the highly collaborative
international consortium that is carrying out the 1000 Genomes Project.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 12, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- Secondary Data Analyses for Substance Abuse Research (R21/R33)

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $200,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

This funding opportunity, issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse invites Phased
Innovation (R21/R33) grant applications from organizations/institutions that propose to
conduct secondary analyses of rich biological data sets related to substance abuse
research and to advance data and computational infrastructure relevant to the proposed
analyses.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 28, 2009          Back to Table of Contents

- Brain Imaging Studies of Negative Reinforcement in Humans (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $250,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

This FOA issued by National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health,
solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/ organizations that
propose to investigate brain processes in humans underlying how aversive events control
behavior in order to stimulate a program of clinical neuroscience research on negative
reinforcement / avoidance learning. On the basis of pre-clinical studies, negative
reinforcement has re-emerged as a contributing factor in the basic processes of substance
abuse. The range of processes engaged by the human brain to avoid aversive outcomes
are much less well understood than that of brain processes engaged by positive outcomes.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Feb 19, 2009          Back to Table of Contents



- Brain Imaging Studies of Negative Reinforcement in Humans (R21)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $200,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

This FOA issued by National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health,
solicits Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) applications from institutions/
organizations that propose to investigate brain processes in humans underlying how
aversive events control behavior in order to stimulate a program of clinical neuroscience
research on negative reinforcement / avoidance learning. On the basis of pre-clinical
studies, negative reinforcement has re-emerged as a contributing factor in the basic
processes of substance abuse. The range of processes engaged by the human brain to
avoid aversive outcomes are much less well understood than that of brain processes
engaged by positive outcomes.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Feb 19, 2009          Back to Table of Contents

- Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications (R21)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $125,000


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Award Floor:                          Not Available

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Center for
Research Resources (NCRR), solicits innovative applications for the development of new
or improved instrumentation for biomedical research. Projects should propose tools that
can be used by a wide range of biomedical or clinical researchers, and not limited to a
specific organ or disease.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Sep 30, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents and Tumor Progression (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute
(NCI), invites applications for research projects that investigate the effects of
Erythropoietin (EPO) on tumor cell growth. EPO has been widely used to relieve the
anemia associated with renal failure. In addition, EPO and other erythropoiesis
stimulating agents (ESAs) have recently been used to treat the anemia associated with
cancer chemotherapy. However, several clinical trials involving administration of ESAs,
have suggested that ESAs may accelerate tumor progression and increase mortality in
cancer patients. It is therefore important to understand the biology of ESAs on tumor cell
growth and apoptosis. The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate high quality research on
the effects of ESAs on tumor cell biology and tumor progression.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 07, 2012           Back to Table of Contents

- National Cancer Institute Program Project (P01)

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available


More information available here
With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute
(NCI) invites applications for investigator-initiated program project (P01) grants.
Proposed program projects may address any of the broad areas of cancer research,
including (but not limited to) cancer biology, cancer treatment, cancer diagnosis, cancer
prevention, and cancer control. Basic, translational, clinical, and/or population-based
studies in all of these research areas are appropriate. Each Program Project application


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must consist of at least three component projects. The component projects must share a
common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective.
Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 04, 2012         Back to Table of Contents


- Unintentional Poisoning from Prescription Drug Overdoses in Adults

Expected Number of Awards:            2
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $350,000
Award Ceiling:                        $175,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

CDC’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a funding opportunity
announcement entitled, ―Unintentional Poisoning from Prescription Drug Overdoses in
Adults‖ Approximately $350,000 will be available in fiscal year 2009 to fund 2 awards.
The purpose of this announcement is to support research that will build the scientific base
for the prevention of unintentional poisoning from drug overdoses in the adult
population. For complete program details, please see the full announcement on the CDC
website at http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/CE09-004.htm The estimated funding
date is to August 31, 2009.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 21, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Research Priorities in Acute Injury Care

Expected Number of Awards:            6
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $1,600,000
Award Ceiling:                        $200,000
Award Floor:                          Not Available

CDC’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a funding opportunity
announcement entitled, ―Research Priorities in Acute Injury Care‖ Approximately
$200,000 will be available in fiscal year 2009 to fund 6-8 awards. The purposes of this
announcement are to 1) evaluate strategies to translate, disseminate, implement, and
adopt science-based recommendations and guidelines for the care of acutely injured
persons or 2) determine and evaluate the components of trauma systems that contribute to
improved outcomes for acutely injured persons. For complete program details, please see
the full announcement on the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/CE09-
005.htm The estimated funding date is prior to August 31, 2009.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 21, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Basic HIV Vaccine Discovery Research

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available


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Estimated Total Program Funding:      $10,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The aim of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH),
is to stimulate the discovery of an effective prophylactic HIV vaccine by soliciting
Research Project Grant (R01) applications for hypothesis-driven basic research in
HIV/AIDS, and general virology and immunology that is focused on directly achieving
that aim. The emphasis is on discovery research, including the identification of new
concepts and approaches that will inform the design of an optimal prophylactic HIV
vaccine design, and the implementation of concepts and/or approaches employed
successfully in the development of vaccines for other infections.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 22, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Innovative Approaches to Target Identification and Assay Development for Fungal
Diagnosis

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $1,500,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), titled Innovative Approaches to Target
Identification and Assay Development for Fungal Diagnosis, and issued by the NIAID,
National Institutes of Health, solicits applications to foster collaborative efforts between
the mycology research community and the innovative technology sector to develop novel
clinical diagnostic targets and subsequent assays for invasive aspergillosis (IA) and other
invasive fungal diseases common to immunocompromised or immunosuppressed
patients. Ultimately, research sponsored in response to this FOA should lead to the
development of a novel diagnostic test(s) for detection of invasive fungal disease(s) that
must include invasive aspergillosis.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Feb 26, 2009            Back to Table of Contents


- Basic and Preclinical Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available




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This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Center for
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the National Cancer Institute
(NCI), and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), National Institutes of Health
(NIH), encourages complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and conventional
researchers to carry out basic and/or preclinical research on CAM areas of special interest
with an aim to understand the mechanisms of action of a CAM modality.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 07, 2012           Back to Table of Contents


- Clinical Pharmacotherapy for PTSD: Single and Collaborative Studies

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The sponsoring agencies jointly issue this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to
stimulate research grant applications focused on pharmacological treatments for Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Medications along a continuum of development and
testing (i.e., exploratory compounds ready for human testing, medications used in other
areas of medicine and thought to be useful for a new indication (PTSD), and psychiatric
medications currently used off-label to treat PTSD) are appropriate as the focus of a
research grant application in response to this FOA. The sponsoring agencies seek to
advance PTSD pharmacotherapy research by providing resources to better understand
feasibility, tolerability, acceptance, safety, possible efficacy and risk/benefit ratios
pertaining to symptoms and symptom severity, side effects, and treatment gains in
functioning associated with available and novel medications. The sponsoring agencies
anticipate the results of such studies will help identify potential medications suitable for
larger scale efficacy, effectiveness and services research studies.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 14, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- The Mouse Gene Development Initiative

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), requests research grant applications that
propose to 1) map traits associated with addiction by varying environmental factors at
different states of development across inbred strains of mice including using, but not
limited to, selective breeding strategies, recombinant inbred mice, the collaborative cross,
and haplotype associative mapping with inbred strains; or 2) Identify epigenetic and


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genetic modifiers that under different environmental and developmental conditions
produces different phenotypic outcomes in mice carrying a defined genetic variant, (e.g.,
knockout, CNVs). A separate paragraph in the section on Specific Requirements,
Objectives, and Scope addresses the interest of NIAAA.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 27, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Characterizing the Blood Stem Cell Niche

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $12,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

This FOA issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of
Health, solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications in a specific area of stem cell
research, the blood stem cell niche, an area critical to advancing stem cell biology and its
applications to cellular therapeutics including hematopoietic stem cell
transplantation. This FOA is being initiated to foster collaborative research projects and
insightful approaches to dissect the cellular components and factors involved in the
hematopoietic stem cell niche. Development of conditional genetic knock-out models to
test the role of factors in specific cell lineages and imaging technology to facilitate
following stem cell engraftment in the niche in vivo are integral to this initiative.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 06, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Cancer Cares Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) Consortium

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $11,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The purpose of this limited competition Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to
continue support of the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS)
Consortium by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The original CanCORS program was
established to collect information on approximately 10,000 newly diagnosed lung and
colorectal cancer patients. The current reissuance of the program will continue to support
follow up studies on the CanCORS-associated lung and colorectal cancer patient
cohorts. The currently funded CanCORS Consortium has collected extensive information
about medical care received by these cancer patients over the initial acute treatment phase
along with information on the clinical and patient-reported outcomes experienced by the
patients during this phase. This FOA provides the next phase of funding for a detailed
assessment of the quality of follow-up care and the health outcomes among longer-term


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survivors of lung and colorectal cancer. Dissemination of CanCORS data is also a distinct
objective. The currently funded CanCORS Consortium consists of separate awards for a
Statistical Coordinating Center (SCC) and seven Primary Data Collection and Research
Sites (PDCRs). To allow for a tighter integration in the continuation of the program, all
individual components will be supported by one award. Therefore, this FOA solicits a
single, joint application from the current SCC and the PDCR awardee institutions that
will consolidate these components under a single organizational entity for the next round
of follow-up studies on the two CanCORS patient cohorts.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Dec 16, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Interactions between Physical Activity and Drug Abuse

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $4,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate
investigations, using animal models or human subjects, of neurobiological and behavioral
mechanisms that underlie the effects of physical activity on brain function across the
lifespan as well as research designed to improve the translation of existing knowledge of
the effects of exercise and physical activity into strategies for the prevention and
treatment of drug abuse. The proposed line of investigation may focus on any
neurobiological, behavioral or cognitive process that has been demonstrated to be
affected by drugs of abuse or behaviors related to drug abuse. The research may be
conducted in healthy individuals or, if scientifically appropriate, may include substance-
abusing populations. All applications, however, must address how the proposed
investigations are relevant to the understanding and/or treatment of substance abuse or
how they may be implemented in substance abusing populations.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 28, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Public Education Efforts to Increase Solid Organ Donation

Expected Number of Awards:           6
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The purpose of this program is to support the implementation of public education and
outreach programs that show promise of increasing organ donation. Specifically, this
program supports the replication of strategies that have been identified through the
research grant program of the Division of Transplantation as effective in increasing


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donation or strategies identified in the public health literature as being effective in
modifying health behavior. The program also supports the implementation of public
education and outreach efforts that are based on an established framework for successful
public health outreach programs.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 30, 2009           Back to Table of Contents



- Cardiac Translational Research Implementation Program

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $18,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) solicits Stage 1 exploratory
planning (P20) applications to the Cardiac Translational Research Implementation
Program (C-TRIP). The overall objective of the entire two-staged C-TRIP is to accelerate
translation of promising new therapeutic interventions derived from fundamental research
discoveries for the treatment and prevention of heart failure or arrhythmias through the
planning and execution of well-designed clinical trials to demonstrate safety and efficacy.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       May 28, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence-Related Activity

Expected Number of Awards:           5
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $400,000
Award Floor:                         Not Available

CDC’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a funding opportunity
announcement entitled, ―Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence-Related
Injury.‖ The purpose of this announcement is to expand and advance the understanding of
violence, its causes, and prevention strategies. The estimated funding date is August 31,
2009.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 21, 2009           Back to Table of Contents



- Pre-application for the 2009 NIH Director’s New Pioneer Award Program

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available


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Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program complements NIH's traditional, investigator-
initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists of exceptional creativity who
propose pioneering and possibly transformative approaches to addressing major
biomedical or behavioral challenges. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research
must reflect ideas substantially different from those already being pursued in the
investigator’s laboratory or elsewhere. The NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program is a
High-Risk Research initiative of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research. -The purpose
of this FOA is to solicit pre-applications for the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Dec 17, 2008          Back to Table of Contents


- Pre-application for the 2009 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards Program
(http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/newinnovator/) was created in 2007 to support a small
number of new investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly
innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on
broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. The research proposed
need not be in a conventional biomedical or behavioral discipline but must be relevant to
the mission of NIH. The New Innovator Awards complement ongoing efforts by NIH and
its Institutes and Centers to fund new investigators through R01 grants, which continue to
be the major source of NIH support for new investigators. The purpose of this FOA is to
solicit pre-applications for the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Pre-applications
are a necessary first step in applying for a 2009 New Innovator Award.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 15, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- Child Mental Health Initiative (CMHI)

Expected Number of Awards:           17
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $17,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $1,000,000
Award Floor:                         $0




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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental
Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2009 for Cooperative
Agreements for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and
Their Families (CMHI). The purpose of this program is to support States, political
subdivisions within States, the District of Columbia, Territories, Native American Tribes
and tribal organizations, in developing integrated home and community-based services
and supports for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their
families by encouraging the development and expansion of effective and enduring
systems of care. A ―system of care‖ is an organizational philosophy and framework that
involves collaboration across agencies, families, and youth for the purpose of improving
access and expanding the array of coordinated community-based, culturally and
linguistically competent services and supports for children and youth with a serious
emotional disturbance and their families. Research has demonstrated that systems of care
have a positive effect on the structure, organization, and availability of services for
children and youth with serious mental health needs.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 15, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- Drug Abuse Epidemiology and Services Research in Cooperation with the Clinical
and Translational Science Awards Consortium (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

Through this program announcement with set aside (PAS), the National Institute on Drug
Abuse (NIDA) invites applicants to develop innovative drug abuse epidemiology or
health services research in cooperation with academic centers supported through the NIH
Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium. A major NIH initiative,
the CTSA consortium is transforming how clinical and translational research is
conducted, building an infrastructure for multidisciplinary researchers and clinicians to
perform research and develop new treatments more efficiently. As a part of this
infrastructure, CTSA sites have established partnerships with a range of clinical settings
and have access to large, multi-generational population cohorts. These features of the
CTSA sites offer a unique opportunity for researchers to integrate drug abuse
epidemiology and health services research in these settings. Applicants are asked to
propose innovative drug abuse research which builds upon the resources available at
CTSA sites, resources which would include CTSA efforts to strengthen networks of
clinical sites and to establish innovative information technologies, phenotyping systems,
and biobanks. A broad range of drug abuse epidemiology and health services research
areas will be supported under the auspices of this FOA.
More information available here

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- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2009 (P30)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
(NICHD) invites applications for Center Core Grants designed to advance the diagnosis,
prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities
(IDD). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications from
institutions that meet the qualifications for a program of IDD research as specified at:
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/funding/mechanism/p30_guide.cfm. The grants fund core
resources to support interdisciplinary research and research training. Funds for the
research projects using these core facilities come from independent sources including
Federal, State, and private organizations.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Dec 22, 2008          Back to Table of Contents


- NINR Program Projects in Symptom Management Research and Program
Projects in Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Research (P01)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $1,400,000
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invites applications for Program
Projects in Symptom Management Research and Program Projects in Health
Promotion/Disease Prevention Research (P01). This program project grant mechanism is
designed to support research in which the funding of several interdependent projects as a
group offers significant scientific advantages over support of these same projects as
individual regular research grants. This FOA supports applications to develop
interdisciplinary biobehavioral nursing research methods in Symptom Management
Research OR Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Research.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Apr 16, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Reactions in Children (R03)

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available


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Award Floor:                         Not Available

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development encourages Small Research
Grant (R03) applications from organizations/institutions that propose to study the
molecular , cellular and genetic mechanisms involved in the production of adverse drug
reactions in children.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       May 23, 2010           Back to Table of Contents


- NIAMS Building Interdisciplinary Research Team (BIRT) Revision Awards (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:           10
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by National Institute of Arthritis
and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) (http://www.niams.nih.gov/), National
Institutes of Health, solicits applications that promote collaborations among groups of
investigators a clear shared scientific area of interest and opportunity in specific NIAMS
mission areas. Purpose. To promote interdisciplinary research, the NIAMS plans to
provide up to 1 year of research revision support (formerly referred to as ¿competitive
supplements¿) to active NIAMS R01s (parent grants) to establish collaborations among
groups of investigators with expertise in the specific areas listed below. The
interdisciplinary collaboration should be basic and/or translational research with high
innovation and potentially high impact in the specific NIAMS mission relevant areas
solicited in this FOA. It is understood that such an application may entail high risk.
Teams developed under this award are expected to make significant advances beyond the
progress expected from the individual researchers alone.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Feb 19, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Airway Smooth Muscle Function and Targeted Therapeutics in Human Asthma
(R01)

Expected Number of Awards:           8
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $4,200,000
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) , issued by the NHLBI,
NIH, is to solicit Research Project Grant (R01) applications from
institutions/organizations that propose to investigate the complex role of airway smooth


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muscle (ASM) functions in the development of human asthma and identify novel
therapeutic targets.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 06, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Circadian-Coupled Cellular Function in Heart, Lung, and Blood Tissue (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) solicits grant applications under
this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that are aimed at Phase I translation (T1)
of recent advances in understanding the molecular basis of endogenous, self-sustaining
daily cycles (circadian) in cellular function and gene expression to improve our
understanding of heart, lung, and blood disease pathogenesis.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 06, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- NHLBI Pediatric Translational Consortium Administration Coordinating Center
(U01)

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites applications to participate
as the Administrative Coordinating Center (ACC) for the NHLBI Cardiac Development
Consortium (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-09-002.html) and
NHLBI Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium(http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-
files/RFA-HL-09-003.html). These consortia will comprise a new NHLBI translational
program in pediatric cardiovascular disease by interacting with each other, and with the
NHLBI Pediatric Heart Network (www.PediatricHeartNetwork.com) to encourage
translation of results from basic science to clinical research, and to provide clinical input
on pressing needs for basic research.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Feb 06, 2009           Back to Table of Contents




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- Patient-Reported Outcomes Management Information System (PROMIS)
Network Center

Expected Number of Awards:             1
Estimated Total Program Funding:       $600,000
Award Ceiling:                         Not Available
Award Floor:                           Not Available

The National Institutes of Health invite applications to establish the PROMIS Network
Center (PNC) as part of the PROMIS Network. The PROMIS Network is intended to be a
resource for the clinical research community. The PNC will provide overall coordination,
management, infrastructure and leadership for the PROMIS Network, planning and
implementation of the transition from the first to the second funding phase. The PNC will
support and report to the PROMIS Steering Committee, which will be responsible for
overseeing the scientific and administrative activities of the network consistent with the
terms and conditions of the PROMIS awards and applicable regulations. The PNC will
develop, along with the rest of the PROMIS Network, the strategic plan and research
agenda to address NIH RM PROMIS goals and priorities, and monitor data accrual to
ensure PROMIS is representative of underserved populations, with a particular emphasis
in research involving children, women, minorities, and those with disabilities. The PNC
will continue establishment of PROMIS standards for domain development and clinical
validation, planning and development of collaborations, partnerships, and the successful
transition to a sustainable PROMIS funding structure by the end of the next PROMIS
project period (FY2012). Successful applicants will join a network of existing and new
centers and sites to foster the advancement, development, and application of new
technologies for the use of Patient Reported Outcomes in clinical research by working
collaboratively to achieve the goals of the NIH PROMIS initiative.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         Mar 03, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Exploratory Studies in Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       $200,000
Award Ceiling:                         Not Available
Award Floor:                           Not Available

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute
(NCI), invites grant applications from institutions and organizations that are interested in
developing and testing innovative methods in cancer detection, diagnosis, and prognosis.
The NCI is especially interested in research studies that focus on the development and
testing of improved methods for detecting specific characteristics of cancer, which can be
subsequently used for the clinical management of cancer patients or individuals who are
at risk for (developing) cancer. It is important that research studies focus on the search for
molecular and cellular differences between tumors, pre-malignant, or normal tissues. The


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studies should determine the clinical translational significance of these differences by
correlation with clinical parameters, in order to answer clinical problems related to
detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Sept 07, 2012          Back to Table of Contents


- Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development Program

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $2,500,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The objective of this solicitation is to stimulate research in the pre-clinical development
and testing of novel therapeutic compounds aimed at slowing, halting, or reversing the
progressive decline in cognitive function and modifying the behavioral symptoms in
Alzheimer's disease (AD); or delaying the onset of or preventing AD, mild cognitive
impairment (MCI), or age-related cognitive decline. This initiative is intended to
stimulate activities focused on providing sufficient data to submit an Investigational New
Drug (IND) application to the Food and Drug Administration to begin human clinical
testing of potential new therapies. For this program neither mechanistic/basic studies nor
clinical trials will be supported; only applications to develop a therapy will be accepted.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 07, 2012           Back to Table of Contents


- Airway Smooth Muscle Function and Targeted Therapeutics in Human Asthma

Expected Number of Awards:            8
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $4,200,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) , issued by the NHLBI,
NIH, is to solicit Research Project Grant (R01) applications from
institutions/organizations that propose to investigate the complex role of airway smooth
muscle (ASM) functions in the development of human asthma and identify novel
therapeutic targets. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research
Project Grant (R01) grant mechanism. -Funds Available and Anticipated Number of
Awards. The NHLBI intends to commit approximately $4.2 million in total costs in
FY2009, and up to $16.8 million over 4 years, to fund 8 grants under this FOA. Awards
issued under this FOA are contingent upon availability of funds and the submission of a
sufficient number of meritorious applications.
More information available here




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Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jan 06, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- Medication Development Centers of Excellence

Expected Number of Awards:          5-7
Estimated Total Program Funding:    $7,500,000
Award Ceiling:                      Not Available
Award Floor:                        Not Available

Purpose. This FOA issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of
Health, solicits Center Grant (P50) applications to provide support for research centers
(Medications Development Centers of Excellence) dedicated to clinical research directed
towards the identification, evaluation and development of safe and effective medications
for treatment of substance related disorders (SRDs), alone or with comorbid conditions.
Research may focus on both currently approved and/or novel, investigational
medications. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the P50 center grant
mechanism. -Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. It is anticipated that
$7,500,000 in total costs will be awarded to a total of 5-7 applications for this
announcement.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Dec 19, 2008          Back to Table of Contents


- Shared Neurobiology of Fragile X Syndrome and Autism (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:          Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:    Not Available
Award Ceiling:                      Not Available
Award Floor:                        Not Available

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Neurological
Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development (NICHD) have entered into a public-private partnership with the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Health Research Board, Ireland (HRB), Cure
Autism Now (CAN), the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR), Autism
Speaks and the FRAXA Research Foundation (FRAXA) to jointly sponsor this Funding
Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which is aimed at characterizing, understanding and
treating etiological and pathophysiological mechanisms common to both Fragile X
syndrome (FXS) and autism (including autism spectrum disorders such as Rett
syndrome).
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jan 07, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics II (T15)



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Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $1,739,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Center for
Research Resources (NCRR) invite applications for training grants to develop, conduct,
and evaluate summer courses in the basic principles and methods of biostatistics as
employed in biomedical research. The courses will introduce advanced undergraduate
students and beginning graduate students to the field of biostatistics for the purpose of
encouraging them to pursue careers in biostatistics. The courses will cover the
fundamental concepts of probability, statistical reasoning and inferential methods
motivated, in part, by examples that include data collected in studies of heart, lung,
blood, and sleep disorders.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jan 06, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- Centers in Symptom Management Research or Centers in Health
   Promotion/Disease Prevention: Building Research Teams for the Future

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invites applications to establish
Exploratory/Developmental Centers for Symptom Management or
Exploratory/Developmental Centers for Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (P20). This
FOA supports applications to develop interdisciplinary biobehavioral nursing research
capacity in Symptom Management Research OR Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
Research. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the P20 grant mechanism and
runs in parallel with a FOA of identical scientific scope, RFA-NR-09-002, that solicits
applications under the P30 Mechanism. -Funds Available and Anticipated Number of
Awards. Depending on availability of funds, support for this P20 FOA and the
companion P30 FOA is anticipated to be approximately $2.0 million.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Dec 15, 2008           Back to Table of Contents

- Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Effects in Children

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available



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This FOA encourages projects that enhance the state-of-the-science on the molecular and
cellular, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms involved in the production of adverse drug
reactions in children. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research
Project Grant (R01 grant) award mechanism and runs in parallel with an FOA of identical
scientific scope, PAR-08-249 , that solicits applications under the R03 grant mechanism.
-Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Awards issued under this FOA are
contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of
meritorious applications. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary
from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award
will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the
mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       May 20, 2010           Back to Table of Contents


- Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $2,500,000
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

This FOA, issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and
Human Development (NICHD), invites applications from investigators interested in
participating with the NICHD in an ongoing multi-center network designed to investigate
the safety and efficacy of treatment and management strategies to care for critically ill
children, as well as to better understand the pathophysiological bases of critical illness
and injury in childhood. The network is called the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care
Research Network (CPCCRN).
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Mar 31, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Unique Interactions between Tobacco Use and HIV/AIDS

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The purpose for this FOA issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Fogarty
International Center encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from
institutions/organizations that propose to stimulate research related to the unique,
interactive health effects of cigarette smoking and HIV/AIDS. Funds Available and
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will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of
each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will
depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications
received.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         Jan 01, 2012            Back to Table of Contents


- Functioning of People with Mental Disorders

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         Not Available
Award Floor:                           Not Available

Although considerable advances have been made in improving the symptoms associated
with mental disorders, symptom improvement is often only modestly associated with
improvements in daily functioning (i.e., the performance of social, occupational, and
instrumental tasks of daily living), and most current treatments have limited impact on
the functioning and participation of those with mental disorders. The purpose of this
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental
Health (NIMH), is the application of biobehavioral science methods and approaches to:
a) develop and refine definitions and measures of function, disability, and daily
participation relevant to those with mental disorders; b) understand the ecological
mechanisms, independent of symptom severity, that contribute to functioning and
disability in this population; and c) develop and test novel interventions that specifically
and directly target functional capacity and performance deficits of this
population. Emphasis will be on the application of basic behavioral processes (e.g.,
cognition, affect, knowledge, attitudes, motivation, learning, decision-making,
interpersonal processes), and environmental parameters (e.g., social support, structural
adaptations, community involvement) that influence functional outcome.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         Sept 07, 2011           Back to Table of Contents


- Basic HIV Vaccine Discovery Research

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       $10,000,000
Award Ceiling:                         Not Available
Award Floor:                           Not Available

The aim of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH),
is to stimulate the discovery of an effective prophylactic HIV vaccine by soliciting
Research Project Grant (R01) applications for hypothesis-driven basic research in


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HIV/AIDS, and general virology and immunology that is focused on directly achieving
that aim. The emphasis is on discovery research, including the identification of concepts
and approaches that will inform the design of an optimal prophylactic HIV vaccine
design, and the implementation of concepts and/or approaches employed successfully in
the development of vaccines for other infections. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will
utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism. -Funds Available and
Anticipated Number of Awards. NIAID intends to commit approximately $10M in total
costs in FY 2009 to fund 20-30 applications submitted in response to this FOA. Awards
issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of
a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jan 05, 2009          Back to Table of Contents


- Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) High Throughput Genotyping
  Resource Access

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

CIDR high-throughput genotyping and supporting statistical genetics services are
designed to aid investigations seeking to identify genes that contribute to human health
and disease. The services provided through CIDR concentrate primarily on multi-
factorial hereditary disease, but other types of projects can also be accommodated. CIDR
provides the most up-to-date genotyping platforms and services. This is an NIH-wide
initiative that is being managed by NHGRI. Information about the current services
offered can be accessed via: http://www.cidr.jhmi.edu.There are no funds associated with
a resource access award. However, the NIH does support the genotyping done through
it’s funding of CIDR. Applicants must get prior approval from an NIH supporting
institute (http://www.cidr.jhmi.edu) or otherwise explain how the genotyping will be
supported.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:      July 01, 2011         Back to Table of Contents


- Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism solicits Research Project (R01) applications for


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organizations/institutions that propose to conduct secondary analysis of existing data
sets. NIAAA seeks to enhance the understanding of the patterns of alcohol consumption
and the epidemiology of alcohol-related problems. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA
will utilize the NIH Research Project (RO1) grant mechanism and runs in parallel with
two FOAs of identical scientific scope, PA-08-169, that encourages applications under
the R03 award mechanism and PA-08-168 that encourages applications under the R21
award mechanism. -Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Awards issued
under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a
sufficient number of meritorious applications.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Sep 7, 2011            Back to Table of Contents


HUD - Department of Housing and Urban Development

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IMLS - Institute of Museum and Library Services

- Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Expected Number of Awards:            50
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $1,000,000
Award Floor:                          $50,000

This program supports projects to develop faculty and library leaders, to recruit and
educate the next generation of librarians, to conduct research on the library profession,
and to support early career research on any area of library and information science by
tenure-track, untenured faculty in graduate schools of library and information science. It
also supports projects to attract high school and college students to consider careers in
libraries, to build institutional capacity in graduate schools of library and information
science, and to assist in the professional development of librarians and library staff.
More Information Available Here

Current closing date for Applications:       Dec 15, 2008           Back to Table of Contents



NARA - National Archives and Records Administration

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration




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- NEW DRAFT NEW FRONTIERS ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY
RELEASED FOR COMMUNITY COMMENT

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         Not Available
Award Floor:                           Not Available

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission
Directorate is releasing a Draft Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for community
review and comment for the next mission in the New Frontiers program
(NNH09ZDA003J). The science objectives covered by the Draft New Frontiers AO
include South Pole -- Aitken Basin Sample Return, Venus in Situ Explorer, Comet
Surface Sample Return, Network Science, Trojan/Centaur Reconnaissance, Asteroid
Rover/Sample Return, Io Observer, and Ganymede Observer. The schedule upon which
the New Frontiers AO will be released will not be determined until after NASA makes a
decision on the launch date for Mars Science Laboratory. Participation is open to all
categories of organizations (U.S.), including educational institutions, industry, not-for-
profit organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs),
NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Applied Physics Laboratory (APL),
and other Government agencies.
More Information Available Here

Current closing date for Comments: Jan 05, 2009               Back to Table of Contents

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NEA - National Endowment for the Arts

- NEA Universal Design Leadership Project FY09

Expected Number of Awards:             1
Estimated Total Program Funding:       $65,000
Award Ceiling:                         $65,000
Award Floor:                           $65,000

Universal design is a design process that goes beyond minimum codes and standards to
make spaces comfortably usable by people from childhood into their oldest years. It is
not, as many mistakenly view it, the practice of meeting minimum access requirements.
The Arts Endowment recognizes design’s ever present role in everyday life and is
committed to encouraging and disseminating the best in universal design for the benefit
of the American public. The NEA, with its national perspective and commitment to
artistic excellence, is in a unique position to exercise a leadership role in this area. The
Arts Endowment seeks to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with an organization that
will carry out a project to increase understanding, acceptance, and practice of universal
design within the design profession, by design educators, and by the American public.


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More Information Available Here

Current closing date for Applications:       Feb 19, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

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NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities

- NEW Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $250,000
Award Floor:                         $0

These NEH grants support national or regional (multi‑state) training programs for
scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital
humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities
scholars using digital technology in their research and broadly disseminate knowledge
about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities. The
projects may be a single opportunity or offered multiple times to different audiences,
although the duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the
topic.
More Information Available Here

Current closing date for Applications:       Feb 18, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- NEW Interpreting America's Historic Places: Implementation Grants

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $1,000,000
Award Floor:                         $0

As part of the NEH’s We the People program, Interpreting America’s Historic Places
grants support public humanities projects that exploit the evocative power of historic
places to address themes and issues central to American history and culture, including
those that advance knowledge of how the founding principles of the United States have
shaped and been shaped by American history and culture for more than two hundred
years. Interpreting America’s Historic Places planning grants support planning that leads
to the interpretation of a single historic site or house, a series of sites, an entire
neighborhood, a town or community, or a larger geographical region. The place taken as
a whole must be significant to American history, and the project must convey its historic
importance to visitors. The audience for Interpreting America’s Historic Places projects is
the general public.
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Current closing date for Applications:        Jan 28, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- NEW Interpreting America's Historic Places: Planning Grants

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $75,000
Award Floor:                          $0

As part of the NEH’s We the People program, Interpreting America’s Historic Places
grants support public humanities projects that exploit the evocative power of historic
places to address themes and issues central to American history and culture, including
those that advance knowledge of how the founding principles of the United States have
shaped and been shaped by American history and culture for more than two hundred
years. Interpreting America’s Historic Places planning grants support planning that leads
to the interpretation of a single historic site or house, a series of sites, an entire
neighborhood, a town or community, or a larger geographical region. The place taken as
a whole must be significant to American history, and the project must convey its historic
importance to visitors. The audience for Interpreting America’s Historic Places projects is
the general public.
More Information Available Here

Current closing date for Applications:        Jan 28, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- NEW America's Media Makers: Development Grants

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $75,000
Award Floor:                          $0

Grants for America’s Media Makers support media projects that explore significant
events, figures, or developments in the humanities in creative and new ways. America’s
Media Makers projects promote active exploration and engagement for broad public
audiences in history, literature, archaeology, art history, comparative religion,
philosophy, and other fields of the humanities. NEH supports the development of
humanities content and interactivity that excites, informs, and stirs thoughtful reflection.
To that end, NEH urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting
humanities ideas to the public. Grants for America’s Media Makers should encourage
audiences to engage with the humanities, promote dialogue and discussion, and foster
learning among people of all ages. NEH offers two categories of grants for media
projects, Development Grants and Production Grants. An applicant must choose whether
to apply for development or production of a particular project. If an application for a
project is already under review, another application for the same project cannot be
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More Information Available Here

Current closing date for Applications:       Jan 28, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- NEW America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Implementation Grants

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $1,000,000
Award Floor:                         $0

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations implementation grants support traveling
or long-term museum exhibitions, library-based projects, interpretation of historic places
or areas, interpretive Web sites, or other project formats that creatively engage audiences
in exploring humanities ideas and questions. Applications for panel exhibitions are
accepted only from organizations other than museums, such as libraries or library
systems. Panel exhibitions must travel beyond a single site and must also incorporate at
least one other program format. Applications that make innovative use of emerging
technologies are encouraged.
More Information Available Here

Current closing date for Applications:       Jan 29, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- NEW America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Planning Grants

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       $75,000
Award Floor:                         $0

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support traveling or long-term
museum exhibitions, library-based projects, interpretation of historic places or areas,
interpretive Web sites, or other project formats that creatively engage audiences in
exploring humanities ideas and questions. Planning grants can be used to plan, refine, and
develop the content and interpretive approach of a project. Applicants should have
already begun consulting with scholars to help shape the humanities content of the
project, and with other programming advisers appropriate to the project’s format.
Applications for panel exhibitions are accepted only from organizations other than
museums, such as libraries or library systems. Panel exhibitions must travel beyond a
single site and must also incorporate at least one other program format. Applications that
make innovative use of emerging technologies are encouraged.
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- Small Grants to Libraries – Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        $2,500
Award Floor:                          $0

The Small Grants to Libraries program brings humanities public programming to libraries
across the country. ―Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War‖ is a collaboration
between the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Constitution Center
(NCC) and the American Library Association (ALA). The exhibition is based upon an
original NCC-developed interactive exhibition of the same name, which will be
reformatted into a traveling exhibition for libraries. The traveling exhibition and tour are
funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to the
National Constitution Center. This funding opportunity offers successful applicants a
$2,500 grant from NEH for exhibition-related expenses and for exhibition programming.
―Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War‖ has been designated as part of NEH’s We
the People program, exploring significant events and themes in our nation’s history and
culture and advancing knowledge of the principles that define America. Using the
Constitution as the cohesive thread, ―Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War‖ offers
a fresh and innovative perspective on Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the
political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War.
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Current closing date for Applications:        Jan 30, 2009           Back to Table of Contents


- Humanities Initiatives at Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

Humanities Initiatives are intended to strengthen and enrich humanities education and
scholarship at Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment. These grants may be used to
enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the
foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future. Each project must be organized
around a core topic or set of themes. Humanities Initiatives may: create opportunities for
faculty members to study together while improving their capacity to teach the humanities;
help faculty and administration develop new humanities programs, which may include
but are not limited to writing programs, foreign language programs, new humanities
minors, first-year seminars, capstone courses, or summer bridge programs for at-risk high
school students; help institutions take advantage of underused humanities resources,
especially in the digital humanities; enhance or develop areas of basic need in an
institution’s core humanities programs.
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Current closing date for Applications:         Jan 15, 2009            Back to Table of Contents

- We the People Challenge Grants in the United States History, Institutions, and
Culture

Expected Number of Awards:             Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:       Not Available
Award Ceiling:                         $1,000,000
Award Floor:                           $0

 EH invites applications for We the People Challenge Grants in United States History,
Institutions, and Culture. This grant opportunity, part of NEH’s We the People program,
is designed to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and
support for humanities activities that examine American history through the lens of the
nation’s founding principles. Proposals must demonstrate how the challenge grant would
strengthen the institution’s ability to explore significant themes and events in American
history, so as to advance knowledge of how the founding principles of the United States
have shaped, and been shaped by, American history and culture for more than two
hundred years. NEH welcomes proposals for programs that not only articulate the
theories of governance and assertions of human rights that have embodied the founding
principles, but also lead to deeper exploration of how these principles have been tested
and interpreted since the Founding Era.
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Current closing date for Applications:         Feb 03, 2009            Back to Table of Contents

NSF - National Science Foundation

- Cyber-Physical Systems

Expected Number of Awards:             40
Estimated Total Program Funding:       $30,000,000
Award Ceiling:                         $5,000,000
Award Floor:                           $300,000

The term cyber-physical systems refers to the tight conjoining of and coordination
between computational and physical resources. We envision that the cyber-physical
systems of tomorrow will far exceed those of today in terms of adaptability, autonomy,
efficiency, functionality, reliability, safety, and usability. Research advances in cyber-
physical systems promise to transform our world with systems that respond more quickly
(e.g., autonomous collision avoidance), are more precise (e.g., robotic surgery and nano-
tolerance manufacturing), work in dangerous or inaccessible environments (e.g.,
autonomous systems for search and rescue, firefighting, and exploration), provide large-
scale, distributed coordination (e.g., automated traffic control), are highly efficient (e.g.,
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(e.g., assistive technologies and ubiquitous healthcare monitoring and delivery).
Congruent with the recommendations in the August 2007 report of the President's
Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Leadership Under Challenge:
Information Technology R&D in a Competitive World, NSF's Directorates for Computer
and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Engineering (ENG) are spear-
heading the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) program because of its scientific and
technological importance as well as its potential impact on grand challenges in a number
of sectors critical to U.S. security and competitiveness, including aerospace, automotive,
chemical production, civil infrastructure, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, materials
and transportation.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Feb 27, 2009            Back to Table of Contents

- Innovations in Engineering Education, Curriculum and Infrastructure

Expected Number of Awards:            40
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $400,000
Award Ceiling:                        $400,000
Award Floor:                          $150,000

The Innovations in Engineering Education, Curriculum, and Infrastructure (IEECI)
program supports research which addresses four aspects of engineering education: (1)
how students best learn the ideas, principles, and practices to become creative and
innovative engineers, and how this learning is measured (2) how application of
cyberlearning resources of networked computing and communication, interactive
visualization capabilities, and well designed user interfaces can be used to develop easily
transportable tools and systems with low barriers to adoption which significantly improve
learning, (3) integration of sustainability into engineering education, and (4) future
directions of U.S. engineering doctoral programs.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:       Mar 11, 2009           Back to Table of Contents

- Research Initiation Grants to Broaden Participation in Biology

Expected Number of Awards:            5
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $5,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $200,000
Award Floor:                          $175,000

With the goal of broadening participation to all biologists including members from
groups under-represented in biology, the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at
NSF continues to offer Research Initiation Grants (RIG). Currently, African Americans,
Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific
Islanders are under-represented in biology. These grants are intended to increase the
diversity of researchers who apply for and receive BIO funding to initiate research


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programs early in their careers. By providing these funding opportunities, BIO intends to
further broaden participation of biological researchers who share NSF's commitment to
diversity in the following ways: Expand the population of role models who will interact
with an increasingly diverse student population, the workforce of the future Increase the
number of scientists at minority serving institutions actively and competitively engaged
in research as independent investigators, thereby creating new research opportunities for
students from under-represented groups Fund biological research projects that use
innovative ways to attract and retain members of under-represented groups to careers in
biology.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 12, 2009         Back to Table of Contents


- Discovery Research K-12

Expected Number of Awards:           70
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $50,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The Discovery Research K-12 (DR-K12) program seeks to enable significant advances in
preK-12 student and teacher learning of the STEM disciplines through the development,
implementation, and study of resources, models, and technologies for use by students,
teachers, and policymakers. DR-K12 encourages proposals that challenge existing
assumptions about learning and teaching within or across STEM fields, envision needs of
learners in 10-15 years, and consider new and innovative ways to reach students and
teachers. All projects should be informed by current research and broaden the boundaries
of schools and disciplines. DR-K12 accepts research and development, exploratory, and
synthesis projects, as well as conferences and workshops related to the mission of the
DR-K12 program.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 08, 2009         Back to Table of Contents


- Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation

Expected Number of Awards:           11
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $29,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $2,000,000
Award Floor:                         $1,000,000

The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation has established the
Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) to serve a critical role in
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a new funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly
advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will
consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following two specific
research areas: (1) BioSensing & BioActuation: Interface of Living and Engineered
Systems (BSBA), and (2) Hydrocarbons from Biomass (HyBi).
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- Biomolecular Systems Cluster

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          Not Available

The Biomolecular Systems Cluster emphasizes the structure, function, dynamics,
interactions, and interconversions of biological molecules. The context for such studies
can range from investigations of individual macromolecules to the large-scale integration
of metabolic and energetic processes. Research supported by this cluster includes
development of cutting-edge technologies integrating theoretical, computational, and
experimental approaches to the study of biological molecules and their functional
complexes; mechanistic studies of the regulation and catalysis of enzymes and RNA, and
higher-order characterization of the biochemical processes by which all organisms
acquire, transform, and utilize energy from substrates. This cluster emphasizes the
importance of multi-disciplinary research carried out at the interfaces of biology, physics,
chemistry, mathematics and computer science, and engineering.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:          Jan 12, 2009         Back to Table of Contents

- International Collaboration in Chemistry between US Investigators and their
Counterparts Abroad

Expected Number of Awards:            30
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $10,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $700,000
Award Floor:                          $300,000

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to enhance opportunities for collaborative
activities between U.S. and foreign investigators. To realize this goal the Chemistry
Division at NSF has partnered with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG;
German Research Foundation), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC) of the United Kingdom, the National Natural Science Foundation of China
(NSFC) and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (National Research Agency, ANR) of
France. NSF Chemistry will accept collaborative research proposals in chemistry, written



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in English, that establish new bilateral collaborations between U.S. investigators and
investigators from Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, China or France. It is envisioned
that the program will be expanded to include additional partnering foreign agencies in the
coming years. The program seeks new and highly innovative 3-year collaborative
projects that break new ground and demonstrate high level of synergy between the
collaborating investigators.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 30, 2009          Back to Table of Contents

- Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Expected Number of Awards:           7
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $8,500,000
Award Ceiling:                       $2,500,000
Award Floor:                         $1

The Ecology of Infectious Diseases program solicitation supports the development of
predictive models and the discovery of principles governing the transmission dynamics of
infectious disease agents. To that end, research proposals should focus on understanding
the ecological and socio-ecological determinants of transmission by vectors or abiotic
agents, the population dynamics of reservoir species, the transmission to humans or other
hosts, or the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of disease
communication. Research may be on zoonotic, vector-borne or enteric diseases of either
terrestrial, freshwater, or marine systems and organisms, including diseases of non-
human animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive
environmental systems.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:        Dec 10, 2008          Back to Table of Contents

- Computational Mathematics Grant

Expected Number of Awards:           70
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $14,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $300
Award Floor:                         $1

Supports mathematical research in areas of science where computing plays a central and
essential role, emphasizing algorithms design, numerical methods and their analysis, and
symbolic methods. The prominence of computation in the research is a hallmark of the
program. Proposals ranging from single-investigator projects that develop and analyze
innovative computational methods to interdisciplinary team projects that not only create
mathematical and computational techniques but use them to model, study, and solve
important application problems are encouraged.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:        Dec 15, 2008         Back to Table of Contents


- Mathematical Biology Grant

Expected Number of Awards:           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                       Not Available
Award Floor:                         Not Available

The Mathematical Biology Program supports research in areas of applied and
computational mathematics with relevance to the biological sciences. Successful
proposals are mathematically innovative and address challenging problems of interest to
members of the biological community. Projects may include development of
mathematical concepts and tools traditionally seen in other disciplinary programs within
the Division of Mathematical Sciences, e.g., topology, probability, statistics, and
computation, etc.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jan 13, 2009         Back to Table of Contents



SBA – Small Business Administration

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USAID - US Agency for International Development

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USDA - Department of Agriculture

- NEW Wood Education and Resource Center Competitive Grants Program for
Fiscal Year 2009

Expected Number of Awards:           20
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $100,000
Award Floor:                         $10,000

The Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC), Northeastern Area State and Private
Forestry, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for
cost-share demonstration projects that assist the WERC in meeting its mission of
facilitating interaction and information exchange with the forest products industry that
will enhance opportunities for sustained forest products production in the eastern
hardwood forest region. The anticipated funding available this fiscal year is expected to




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be approximately $1 million. Final amount will be determined once the Forest Service
has received its official budget for Fiscal Year 2009. Completed applications are due to
the WERC on or before February 2, 2009. Priority will be given to projects that
accomplish one or more of the following items: • Maintain the economic competitiveness
of primary and secondary hardwood industries.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:       Feb 02, 2009          Back to Table of Contents

- NEW 2009 Urban Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program Request for
Proposals

Expected Number of Awards:           12
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $0
Award Floor:                         $0

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council) serves to
advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the status of the nation’s urban and community
forests. The Council seeks to establish sustainable urban and community forests, by
encouraging communities of all sizes to manage and protect their natural resources. Well
managed urban forests provide critical environmental services that can improve the
public’s health, and well being; economic viability and restore functioning environmental
systems for people today and future generations. This year the National Urban and
Community Forestry Advisory Council revised its grant categories and process to the
Forest Service’s National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant
Program. The funds will be divided into two categories of: Innovation and Best Practices.
Innovation Grants: The Council anticipates awarding one or more grants out of the
$500,000 available. Priority areas for these grants include: energy conservation, climate
change and public health. The Innovation Grants will require a pr-proposal. Best
Practices Grants: will award a maximum of $50,000 per application from $500,000
available. This category addresses improvements to existing urban forestry related best
practices or developing a needed best practices related to urban forestry activities.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:       Feb 17, 2009          Back to Table of Contents

- Children, Youth and Families at Risk Liaison

Expected Number of Awards:           52
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $300,000
Award Ceiling:                       $37,500
Award Floor:                         $30,000

The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), USDA
announces the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) program Liaison



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cooperative agreements to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive
community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the
Cooperative Extension System. The CYFAR program mission is to marshal resources of
the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems to develop and deliver educational
programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting
basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, contributing
lives.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:        Dec 11, 2008          Back to Table of Contents

- Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Expected Number of Awards:            52
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $8,440,500
Award Ceiling:                        Not Available
Award Floor:                          $100,000

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately
$8,440,500 million in grant funds to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.
Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, and nursery
crops (including floriculture). The funds announced under the Specialty Crop Block
Grant Program (SCBGP) are authorized by the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of
2004 (7 U.S.C. 1621 note). The application process to apply for the SCBGP funds can be
found in 7 CFR part 1290. State departments of agriculture interested in obtaining grant
program funds are invited to submit applications to AMS anytime between March 5,
2008 and March 5, 2009. State departments of agriculture, meaning agencies,
commissions, or departments of a State government responsible for agriculture within the
50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are eligible to
apply. Please contact your local State department of agriculture if you are not eligible to
apply as defined above. State departments of agriculture are encouraged to involve
industry groups, academia, and community-based organizations in the development of
applications and the administration of projects.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:        Mar 05, 2009          Back to Table of Contents

- Secondary Education, Two-Year Post-Secondary Education, and Agriculture in
the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program

Expected Number of Awards:            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:      $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                        $50,000
Award Floor:                          $35,000




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The purpose of the Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and
Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge (SPECA) Grants Program is to: enhance
curricula in agricultural education; increase faculty teaching competencies; interest young
people in pursuing higher education in order to prepare for scientific and professional
careers in the food and agricultural sciences; promote the incorporation of agriscience
and agribusiness subject matter into other instructional programs, particularly classes in
science, business, and consumer education; facilitate joint initiatives by the grant
recipient with other secondary schools, institutions of higher education that award an
associate's degree, institutions of higher education that award a bachelor's degree, and
nonprofit organizations supporting agriscience and agribusiness education, to maximize
the development and use of resources, such as faculty, facilities, and equipment, to
improve agriscience and agribusiness education; support other initiatives designed to
meet local, State, regional, or national needs related to promoting excellence in
agriscience and agribusiness education; and support current Agriculture in the Classroom
programs for grades K-12.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:        Dec 15, 2008          Back to Table of Contents

USDOT - US Department of the Treasury

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VA - Department of Veterans Affairs

- State Veterans Home Construction

Expected Number of Awards:           20
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $175,000,000
Award Ceiling:                       $175,000,000
Award Floor:                         $175,000,000

Grants are Available for State governments for construction or renovation of State
veteran Homes. The Department of Veterans Affairs participation may not exceed 65%
of the total project costs. An annually priority list is developed as of August 15th and
approve by VA’s Secretary for funding opportunities during the next fiscal year.
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Current Closing Date for Applications:        Aug 15, 2009          Back to Table of Contents




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