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									 GRANT ALERT
    JUNE
  MID-MAY
  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
                       TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.          DHS – Department of Homeland Security ..............................................................................24
     NEW DHS Scientific Leadership Awards for Minority Serving Institutions Granting Bachelor Degrees24
     NEW Multidisciplinary, Multi-Institutional Science and Technology Competitions                                                     24
     Long Range Broad Agency Announcement                                                                                               24
     Cooperating Technical Partner Program                                                                                              25
     BioWatch Program: Field Operations & Sample Collection Activities                                                                  26
     BioWatch Program: Field Operations & Sample Collection Activities                                                                  26
     Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Resource Initiative                                                            26
     State Fire Training Systems Grants                                                                                                 27

2.          DOC - Department of Commerce .............................................................................................27
     Second Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Opportunity                                                                     27
     Economic Development Assistance Programs                                                                                           28
     Economic Development Assistance Programs – Availability of Funds under the Public Works and
           Economic Development Act of 1965                                                                                             28
     National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FY 2008 Broad Agency Announcement                                                  29
     Low-Power Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program                                                                                     29
     Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grants Programs                                                                 30
     EDA Recovery Act Funding                                                                                                           30
     Recovery Act Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program                                                                31
     NIST Recovery Act Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grants Program: Providing the
            Technology Infrastructure to Address National Priorities                              31
     Technology Innovation Program                                                                                                      32
     Market Development Cooperator Program 2009                                                                                         32

3.          DOD - Department of Defense ..................................................................................................33
     NEW Information Integration and Automated Image Understanding Applied Research Programs                                            33
     NEW NEOVISION2                                                                                                                     33
     Research in Prevention and Treatment of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)                                                          33
     FY09 Defense Health Program (DHP) HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment in Foreign Militaries
            34
     Zeno-based Opto-Electronics (ZOE)                                                                                                  35
     More information available here                                                                                                    35
     ARL/ARO Broad Agency Announcement-Revised                                                                                          35
     USA Medical Research and Materiel Command Broad Agency Announcement                                                                36
     Coal to Liquids                                                                                                                    36
     Photon-Trap Structures for Quantum Advanced Detectors                                                                              37
     Computer Science Study Group                                                                                                       37


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Department of the Army- ARO Broad Agency Announcement- Revised                               37
Information Tethered Micro Automated Rotary Stages (ITMARS)                                  38
Ovarian Cancer Idea Development Award                                                        38
Information Tethered Micro Automated Rotary Stages (ITMARS)                                  39
FY09 Defense Health Program (DHP) HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment in Foreign Militaries
       39
FY09 DOD Prostate Cancer Idea Development Award                                              39
FY09 DOD Prostate Cancer Synergistic Idea Development Award                                  40
DoD Breast Cancer Impact Award                                                               40
DoD Breast Cancer Multi-Team Award                                                           40
Nitride Electronic Next-Generation Technology (NEXT)                                         41
Dept. of the Army -- Space & Missile Defense Command                                         41
Simulation and Technology Assessment                                                         41
DoD Autism Research Program Clinical Trial Award                                             42
DoD Autism Research Program Idea Award                                                       42
Microsystems Technology Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcement                                42
Space Electronics Open 5 Year Broad Agency Announcement                                      43
Basic Research Challenge (BRC) Program                                                       43
Autism Research Program Concept Award                                                        43
Component Development for Advanced Shipboard Desalination Systems                            44
Communications and Networking Discovery & Invention                                          44
Electronics Technology                                                                       45
Y-Dimensional Enhanced Sensor (YES)                                                          45
Research on Edge Organizations in The Context of Network-Centric Operations                  46
Wound Stasis System (WSS) Program                                                            46
Dynamic Prevention of Biofouling                                                             46
Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research                            47
3.41. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment Program                  47
Interrogative Anti-Submarine Warfare (IASW)                                                  48
Strategic Technologies                                                                       49
Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment Program                        49
RECOVERY - Air Force Fiscal Year 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Research Program
     – Presolicitation Notice                                                               50
Air Force Fiscal Year 2010 Young Investigator Research Program                               50
Deep Learning (DL)                                                                           51
Optical Radiation Cooling and Heating in Integrated Devices (ORCHID)                         51
Electric Field Detector (E-FED)                                                              52
Efficient Linearized All-Silicon Transmitters ICs (ELASTx)                                   53


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     DoD Gulf War Investigator-Initiated Research Award                                                                                    53
     DOD Gulf War Illness Clinical Trial Award                                                                                             53
     DoD Gulf War Illness Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award                                                                            54
     Active Cooling Modules (ACM)                                                                                                          55
     Reorganization and Plasticity to Accelerate Injury Recovery (REPAIR)                                                                  55
     Antenna-Coupled Electromagnetic Wave Receiver with near BLIP Performance (ACUMEN)                                                     55
     Centers in Integrated Photonics Engineering Research (CIPhER)                                                                         56
     Metamaterials for Optical Domain Applications                                                                                         56
     N/MEMS S&T Fundamentals                                                                                                               57

4.          DOE - Department of Energy ...................................................................................................57
     Biomass Research and Development Initiative                                                                                           57
     Mathematics for Analysis of Petascale Data                       Error! Bookmark not defined.Error! Bookmark not
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     Advanced Water Power                                                                                                                  58
     Environmental Sciences and Technology Development FOA                                                                                 58
     State Energy Program (SEP) PY 2009 Formula Award Funding Opportunity Announcement                                                     58
     RECOVERY ACT-Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy(ARPA-E)                                                                       59

5.          DOI - Department of the Interior .............................................................................................59
     Regulation of Surface Coal Mining and Surface Effects of Underground Coal Mining                                                      59
     Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act: National Coastal Wetlands Conservation
             Grant Program                                                                            60
     BLM ID Idaho CWCS Continuation Projects                                                                                               60
     BLM ID Implementation of the Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy                                                       61
     BLM ID Idaho Recreation and Tourism Initiative                                                                                        61
     BLM ID Boise District Weed Projects                                                                                                   61
     Wildland Urban Interface Community Assistance for Oregon/Washington for FY 2009                                                       62

6.          DOL - Department of Labor .....................................................................................................62

7.          DOS - Department of State .......................................................................................................62
     NEW Request for Egypt Proposals                                                                                                       62
     NEW Forensic Assistance Programs in AF, EAP, and SCA                                                                                  63
     Current Closing Date for Applications:                Aug 14, 2009 Back to the Table of Contents                                      63
     Forensic Assistance Programs in AF, EAP, and SCA                                                                                      63
     Current Closing Date for Applications:                Aug 14, 2009 Back to the Table of Contents                                      63
     Young Turkey/Young America: A New Relationship for a New Age                                                                          63

8.          DOJ - Department of Justice ....................................................................................................64
     NEW OJJDP FY 09 Tribal Youth Field Initiated Research and Evaluation Program                                                          64



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     NEW OJJDP FY 09 Tribal Youth National Mentoring Program                                                                          64
     NEW OJJDP FY 09 Training and Technical Assistance for Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green
           Program                                                                                  65
     NEW NIJ FY 09 Fundamental Research to Improve Understanding of the Accuracy, Reliability, and
           Measurement Validity of Forensic Science Disciplines                                    65
     NEW CCDO FY 10 Weed and Seed Communities Competitive Program Guide                                                               65
     NEW Women Offenders: Gender Responsive Approaches to Risk and Need Assessment                                                    66
     Recovery Act Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program Grants                                                          66
     Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) State Program                                                               67
     OJJDP FY 09 Mentoring Research Program                                                                                           67
     OJJDP FY 09 VOCA Children's Advocacy Centers Membership and Accreditation Program                                                68
     OJJDP FY 09 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Training and Technical Assistance                                                   68
     OJJDP FY 09 VOCA Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors                                                   69
     OJJDP FY 09 VOCA Children’s Advocacy Centers Subgrant Program                                                                    69
     OJJDP FY 09 Mentoring Initiative for Foster Care Youth                                                                           69
     OJJDP FY 09 Improving Community Response to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children                                       70
     OJJDP FY 09 Gang Prevention Youth Mentoring Program                                                                              70
     OJJDP FY 09 Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative                                                                          71

9.           DOT - Department of Transportation .....................................................................................71
     NEW Promote Pharmacist Education on Potentially Driver Impairing Drugs                                                           71
     NEW PHMSA HMEP States & Territories                                                                                              71
     NEW PHMSA HMEP Native American Tribes                                                                                            72
     NEW PHMSA HMEP SPSTG                                                                                                             72
     NEW PHMSA HMIT                                                                                                                   73
     NEW Fuel Tax Evasion Intergovernmental Enforcement Efforts                                                                       73
     Capital Assistance to States - Intercity Passenger Rail Service                                                                  74
     Federal CVISN Deployment Grant Program                                                                                           74
     The Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM)                                                          74
     Demonstration Projects and Technology Advancements for Positive Train Control (PTC)                                              75
     Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) FY 2009                                                      75
     Recovery Act - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): Tribal Transit Program                                             76
     Recovery Act-Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction                                                         76
     PHMSA HMEP States & Territories                                                                                                  77
     TIGER Grants for Surface Transportation                                                                                          77

10.          ED - U.S. Department of Education .........................................................................................77
     NEW Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program CFDA 84.031S                                                          77




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  Office of Innovation and Improvement; Overview Information: State Charter School Facilities Incentive
          Grants Program                                                                             78
  Office of Innovation and Improvement; Overview Information: Teacher Quality Partnership Grants
          Program – Recovery Act (ARRA) CFDA (84.405A)                                                                       78
  Education Research Program-Schedule 84.305A-1 CFDA 84.305A                                                                 79
  Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies Program-Schedule 84.305E                                     79
  Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information: Impact Aid Discretionary
          Construction Program – Recovery Act (ARRA) CFDA 84.401                                                             80
  Institute of Education Sciences; Overview Information:Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems - Recovery
           Act (ARRA) CFDA 84.384A                                                                  80
  Office of Elementary & Secondary Education; Overview Information: Teacher Incentive Fund Program-
          Recovery Act (ARRA) CFDA 84.385                                                        81
  Special Education Research Program-Schedule                                                                                81
  Special Education Research and Development Centers Program-Schedule 84.324C CFDA 84.324C                                   82
  Territories and Freely Associated States Education Grant (T&FASEG) Program CFDA 84.256A                                    82
  Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program CFDA 84.133S                                                             83

11.      EPA - Environmental Protection Agency ................................................................................83
  NEW Early Career Projects: Advancing Public Health Protection through Water Infrastructure
        Sustainability                                                                                                       83
  NEW Advancing Public Health Protection through Water Infrastructure Sustainability                                         84
  NEW Region 8 Wetland Program Development Grants                                                                            84
  NEW 2009 for Targeted Grants to Reduce Childhood Lead Poisoning                                                            84
  Understanding the Role of Nonchemical Stressors and Developing Analytic Methods for Cumulative
         Risk Assessments                                                                        85
  Joint US – UK Research Program: Environmental Behavior, Bioavailability and Effects of
          Manufactured Nanomaterials                                                                                         85
  Healthy Indoor Environments (2009)                                                                                         86
  Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) Administrator; Request for Applications                                            86
  Fiscal Year 2009 Request for Proposals to Coordinate Regional Pollution Prevention Information
          Network Centers                                                                                                    87
  Gulf of Mexico Alliance Regional Partnership Projects                                                                      87
  Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) Regional Grants                                                         88

12.      HHS - Department of Health and Human Services ................................................................88
  NEW Assets for Independence Demonstration Program                                                                          88
  NEW Translation and/or Commercialization of Musculoskeletal and Skin Tissue Engineering and
        Regenerative Medicine Research SBIR [R43/R44]                                                                        89
  NEW Women's Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R01)                                                     89
  NEW Community Services Block Grant Training and Technical Assistance Program: Capacity-Building
        for Ongoing CSBG Programs and Strategic Planning and Coordination Supported by the
        American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009                                         90



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NEW Public Health Conference Support Program                                                       90
Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants in Kidney or Urologic Diseases (R21)                90
Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award (K05)                                               91
Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities (R21)                                          92
Small Grant Program for Conference Support (R13)                                                   92
12.6. NINDS Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34)                                                    93
Collaborative R34s for Pilot Studies of Innovative Treatments in Mental Disorders (Collaborative R34)
        93
Imaging - Science Track Award for Research Transition (I/START)                                    94
NINR Mentored Research Scientist Development Award for Underrepresented or Disadvantaged
      Investigators (K01)                                                                          94
The Bernard Osher Foundation/NCCAM CAM Practitioner Research Career Development Award (K01)
        95
Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54)                                       95
International Research in Infectious Diseases including AIDS (IRIDA) Program                       96
AHRQ HealthServices Research Projects (R01)                                                        97
NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22)                                 97
Quick-Trials for Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions: Exploratory Grants (R21)                  98
NINR Career Transition Award (K22)                                                                 98
NIAID Research Scholar Development Award (K22)                                                     99
Advanced Neural Prosthetics Research and Development                                               99
Structural Analyses of the Ligand-Binding Properties of Taste and Smell Receptors (R01)           100
Vulnerable Dendrites and Synapses in Aging and Alzheimers Disease (R01)                           100
NIAAA Career Transition Award (K22)                                                               101
NIDDK Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)                                         101
Midcareer Investigator Award in Mouse Pathobiology Research                                       102
Clinical Studies of Safety and Effectiveness of Orphan Products; Research Project Grant (R01)     102
FDA SMALL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE PROGRAM (R13/U13)                                                 103
Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities (R03)                                         103
Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities (R34)                                         104
Ancillary Studies in Immunomodulation Clinical Trials (R01)                                       105
Innovative and Applied Emerging Technologies in Biospecimen Science (R33)                         105
2009 NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research                                         106
Americas Fellowship in Reproductive Sciences (F05)                                                106
Genetic and Genomic Resources for Emerging Non-Mammalian Model Organisms                          107
Resource Program Grants in Bioformatics                                                           107
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research                              108
Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers          109



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Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic and Translational Mental Health Research (P50)                109
NIDCR Clinical Trial Implementation Cooperative Agreement (U01)                                 110
Large-Scale Collaborative Project Awards (R24/U54)                                              110
International Research Collaboration on Alcohol and Alcoholism                                  111
Cooperative Program in Translational Research for Neuromuscular Disease                         111
NINDS Cooperative Program in Translational Research Single-Component Research Projects          112
NINDS Cooperative Program in Translational Research Multi-Component Research Projects           112
NINDS Cooperative Program in Translational Research Resource Centers                            113
Program for Extramural/Intramural Alcohol Research Collaborations                               114
Centers Program for Research on HIV/AIDS and Mental Health                                      114
Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancer for the Year 2008 and 2009
         115
Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma                                 115
Alzheimers Disease Drug Development Program                                                     116
Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) Consortium (Limited Competition) 116
Community Participation Research Targeting the Medically Underserved                            117
Community Participation Research Targeting the Medically Underserved (R21)                      118
NIDA Research "Center of Excellence" Grant Program                                              118
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Predoctoral Training
        Program in Systems Biology of Developmental Biology & Birth Defects                     119
NIDDK Multi-Center Clinical Study Cooperative Agreement                                         119
NIDA Core Center of Excellence Grant Program                                                    120
NIDA Comprehensive Research Center of Excellence Grant Program                                  120
Developing Centers for Intervention and/or Services Research (DCISR)                            120
Advanced Centers for Intervention and/or Services Research (ACISR)                              121
1000 Geomes Project Dataset Analysis                                                            122
Biosocial Approaches to Infertility Research                                                    122
Researching Implementation and Change while Improving Quality                                   123
AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award                                              123
AHRQ Independent Scientist Award                                                                124
AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Development Award                                              125
Research on the Cognitive Sequelae of Parkinsons Disease (R01)                                  125
Research on the Cognitive Sequelae of Parkinsons Disease (R21)                                  126
Building Translational Research in Integrative Behavioral Science                               126
Interventions And Practice Research Infrastructure Program (IP-RISP) (R24)                      127
NIH Pathway to Independence Award                                                               127
Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award                                                128
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research                                       128


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Mentored Research Scientist Development Award                                                   128
Academic Career Award                                                                           129
NIH Pathway to Independence Award                                                               130
Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award                                                130
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research                                       130
Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award                                   131
Developmental Mechanisms of Human Structural Birth Defects                                      131
Interdisciplinary Research on Oral Manifestations of HIV/AIDS in Vulnerable Populations (P01)   132
NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30)                   132
Innovation in Molecular Imaging Probes                                                          133
Rapid Access to Interventional Development (NIH-RAID) Program                                   133
Innovative and Applied Emerging Technologies in Biospecimen Science (R21)                       134
Application and Use of Transformative Emerging Technologies in Cancer Research (R21)            135
Application and Use of Transformative Emerging Technologies in Cancer Research (R33)            135
Innovative Technology Development for Cancer Research (R21)                                     136
Medical Management of Older Patients with HIV/AIDS (R01)                                        136
Medical Management of Older Patients with HIV/AIDS (R03)                                        136
Medical Management of Older Patients with HIV/AIDS (R21)                                        137
International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R01)                 137
Innovation in Molecular Imaging Probes (R01)                                                    138
Cardiac Translational Research Implementation Program (C-TRIP) (P20)            Error! Bookmark not
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Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications (R21)                                        139
Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents and Tumor Progression (R01)                                   139
National Cancer Institute Program Project (P01)                                                 140
Cancer Cares Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) Consortium                            140
Cardiac Translational Research Implementation Program           Error! Bookmark not defined.Error!
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Drug Abuse Epidemiology and Services Research in Cooperation with the Clinical and Translational
       Science Awards Consortium (R01)                                                          141
Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Reactions in Children (R03)                                          141
Exploratory Studies in Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis                               142
Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development Program                                                    142
Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Effects in Children                                                  143
Unique Interactions between Tobacco Use and HIV/AIDS                                            143
Functioning of People with Mental Disorders                                                     144
Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) High Throughput Genotyping Resource Access         144
Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data                                        145



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Small Business Innovation Research Grant                                                     145
Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications                                        146
Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Undergraduate Institutions Academic Research
       Enhancement Award                                                                     146
The NEI Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award                                146
Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention & Control                                147
Novel Tools for Investigating Brain-derived GPCRs in Mental Health Research                  147
Therapeutics Development for HIV/AIDS-Associated Neuropsychological Disorders                148
New Technology to Screen for Mild Hearing Loss in Children                                   148
Computational Tools for Research in Neuroscience, Behavioral Science and Mental Health       148
Competing Renewal Awards of SBIR Phase II Grants for Brain and Behavior Tools                149
Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Brain and Behavioral Research                                  149
New Technologies for Transient Molecular Complex Characterization                            149
Development of PET and SPECT Ligands for Brain Imaging                                       149
Pharmacologic Agents and Drugs for Mental Disorders                                          150
NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings                                          150
Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series                                             150
Radiological/Nuclear Medical Countermeasure Product Development Program (SBIR[R43/R44])      151
Alcohol, Decision-Making and Adolescent Brain Development (R21)                              151
NHLBI Career Transition Award (K22)                                                          151
Centers for AIDS Research: D-CFAR, CFAR (P30)                                                152
Mechanisms of Alcohol and Nicotine Co-Dependence (R21)                                       152
Career Development Grants in Occupational Safety and Health Research (K01)                   153
Probes and Instrumentation for Monitoring and Manipulating Nervous System Plasticity         153
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development                                                153
Tools & Technologies for Assessing Manual Therapies                                          154
Testing Tobacco Products Promoted to Reduce Harm                                             154
Women's Mental Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research                                    154
Phase II Clinical Trials of Novel Therapies for Lung Diseases                                155
Diabetes Research Centers                                                                    155
Career Enhancement Award for Stem Cell Research (K18)                                        156
Developmental Psychopharmacology                                                             156
NIAID Advanced Technology SBIR                                                               156
NIAID Advanced Technology STTR                                                               157
NIAID Advanced Technology SBIR                                                               157
NIAID Advanced Technology STTR                                                               158
Medications Development for the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women with Substance Related
       Disorders and/or In Utero Substance Exposed Neonates (R01)                             158


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Tools to Mitigate and Understand the Mental Health Effects of National Disasters                 159
Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base, PharmGKB                                                        159
Food Protection Task Force Conference                                                            160
Outcomes Research in Orthotics and Prosthetics                                                   160
Replication, Fine-Mapping and Sequencing: Follow-Up on Genome-Wide Association Studies for
        Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases                                          160
Building System Capacity for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment
        and Prevention                                                                         161
Head Start Graduate Student Research                                                             161
Mental Health Dissertation Research Grant to Increase Diversity                                  162
Research on Clinical Decision Making in People with or at Risk for Life-Threatening Illness      162
Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases     163
Biomedical Research on the International Space Station                                           163
Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers                                         163
NIOSH Exploratory and/or Developmental Grant Program                                             164
Exploratory Investigations in Food Allergy                                                       164
12.175. Exploratory Grants for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control                             165
Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases                        165
Dental Reimbursement Program                                                                     165
Biobehavioral Methods to Improve Outcomes Research                                               166
Biobehavioral Methods to Improve Outcomes Research                                               166
Alcohol Research Resource Awards                                                                 167
Solicitation of Assays for High Throughput Screening (HTS) in the Molecular Libraries Probe
         Production Centers Network                                                              167
Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity                                    168
Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program                                                     168
12.194. Clinical Research Curriculum Award                                                       169
Research on Clinical Decision Making in People with or at Risk for Life-Threatening Illness (R01) 169
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2009 FPH Region 2 (Virgin Islands)                                                               170
2009 Announcement of Availability of Funds for Embryo Donation and/or Adoption Public Awareness
       Campaign Cooperative Agreement Projects.                                               170
National Organization for Nutrition Programs                                                     171
Promoting Careers in Aging and Health Disparities Research (K01)                                 171
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Basic and Translational Research in Emotion (R01)                                                   172
Novel statistical methods for human gene expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) analysis (R01)   172
Secondary Analyses of Data on Child Care                                                            172
Partnerships for Development of Vaccines for Selected Pathogens (R01)                               173
Center for Early Care and Education Research: Dual Language Learners                                173
NIDCD Definitive Phase III Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34)                                      174
Peer to Peer Capacity Building of Ministries of Health in Public Sector HIV Program Management
        under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                   174
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Grants to Support the Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program                               175
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Early Head Start Expansion                     175
Coordinating Center for Organ Transplant Clinical Trials (U01)                                      176
Grants to Support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities                                  176
Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control: Research to Inform
     Policy (R03)                                                                             177
Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control: Research to Inform
     Policy (R21)                                                                             177
World Health Organization (WHO): Addressing Emerging Infectious Diseases and the International
       Health Regulations                                                                      178
Strengthening the Delivery, Coordination, and Monitoring of HIV Services in Malawi through Faith-
        based Institutions under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)      Error!
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Expanding Capacity for the United Republic of Tanzania’s HIV/AIDS Death Case Reporting by
       Implementation of Verbal Autopsy in Local and Governmental Institutions through the
       President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                                   178
Strengthening of a Continuum of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment Services through a
        Network Model in the United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for
        AIDS Relief                                                                             179
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare – Strengthening National Health Laboratory Services in the
        United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief         179
Research Technical Assistance for Public Health Evaluation in the Republic of Tanzania under the
       President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                                180
Supporting the Expansion of Partner HIV Counseling, Testing and Disclosure Training and Technical
       Assistance in Countries Supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief      180
Provision of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) for HIV Prevention in the Republic of
        Kenya under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                            180
Support Implementation, Expansion and Sustainability of Injection Safety Activities in the Republic of
        Kenya under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                   181
Strengthening Pre-service and In-service HIV Training in the Republic of Kenya under the President’s
        Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                                            181
Prevention of Cervical Cancer in HIV Positive Women in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
        under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                    182



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Assistance to Develop and Implement a Behavior Change Information and Communications (BCIC)
        Approach for the Government of Botswana’s (GOB) Newly Adopted Safe Male Circumcision
        Strategy under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                        182
Technical Assistance for In-Service Training of Health Care Providers in Botswana in Management of
       HIV/AIDS and HIV/TB Co-infection in the Republic of Botswana under the President’s
       Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                                           183
Support for Training of HIV Health Care Providers in the Republic of Botswana under the President’s
        Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                                           183
Rapid Strengthening and Expansion of Integrated Social Services for People Living with HIV/AIDS
        (PLWHA) in the Republic of Mozambique under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
        Relief                                                                                  184
Technical Assistance for the Support of Laboratory and Other Activities in Portuguese-Speaking
       Countries in Africa under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                  184
Hinterland Initiative – Expanding HIV/AIDS Services to Indigenous Amerindian Communities of
        Regions 1 and 9: Building Partnerships and Strengthening Coordinating Capacity under the
        President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                               185
Implementation and Strengthening of Laboratory Health Systems in PEPFAR Countries through Quality
       Management Systems and Laboratory Accreditation under the President’s Emergency Plan for
       AIDS Relief                                                                           185
Expansion of HIV/AIDS, STI and TB Laboratory Activities in the Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP),
       Ltd. under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                  186
Strengthening Capacity of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Health to Train Laboratory Staff in
        HIV/STI/TB Testing under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                  186
Increasing Public Health Workforce Capacity to Implement and Deliver Laboratory Services and Public
        Health Interventions in the Dominican Republic under the President’s Emergency Plan for
        AIDS Relief                                                                             187
Strengthening Laboratory Health Systems in the Dominican Republic to Perform Quality Assurance and
        Quality Control HIV/AIDS Diagnostic Testing under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
        Relief                                                                                 187
Supporting the Implementation and Expansion of Provider Initiated HIV Testing and Counseling (PITC)
       in the Republic of Kenya under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief            187
Strengthening HIV/AIDS, STI and TB Prevention, Care and Treatment Activities within the Addis Ababa
        University Community, Ministry of Health (MoH) and Selected Regions in Ethiopia under the
        President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                              188
Prevention in Rural and Urban Hotspots for Most-at-Risk Populations (MARPs) Amhara Region of the
        Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia                                               188
Rapid Scale-Up of HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Services in the Kingdom of Swaziland under the
       President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                            189
Capacity Building Assistance to Support Sustainable HIV/AIDS Integrated Laboratory Program
       Development under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                          189
Strengthening the State of Tamil Nadu Response to HIV/AIDS in Chennai, India through the Tamil Nadu
        State AIDS Control Society (TNSACS) under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
         190
Improving Diagnosis and Preventing the Spread of Tuberculosis in HIV/AIDS-Infected People in the
       Kingdom of Cambodia under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                  190




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Expansion of HIV Prevention Counseling, Psychosocial Support and Outreach Services in Botswana
       under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                    191
Technical Assistance for Injection Safety in the Republic of Botswana under the President’s Emergency
       Plan for AIDS Relief                                                                        191
Expansion of Safe Male Circumcision Services to Prevent HIV in Botswana under the President’s
       Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                                             192
Pediatric ART, HIV and TB/HIV Care and Outreach Support in the Republic of Botswana under the
        President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                            192
Strengthening TB/HIV Collaboration in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the President’s Emergency Plan
        for AIDS Relief                                                                        192
Capacity-Building Assistance for Global HIV/AIDS Microbiological Laboratory Program Development
       through Technical Assistance Collaboration under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
       Relief                                                                                  193
Developing Advanced Prevention, Health Systems and Strategic Information Systems in the Socialist
       Republic of Vietnam under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                   193
Strengthening Laboratory Systems and Building Sustainable Human Capacity in the Socialist Republic
        of Vietnam under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                         194
Provision of Technical Assistance to Strengthen HIV Strategic Information Activities and Monitoring
        and Evaluation Systems for PEPFAR Implementing Partners in the Republic of Uganda under
        the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                             194
Strengthening Basic Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) in the Republic of
        Cameroon under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                             195
Strengthening the Blood Transfusion Services in the Republic of Rwanda under the President’s
        Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                                            195
Technical Assistance to the National Blood Transfusion Center [Ministry of Health (MOH)] in the
       Republic of Rwanda on Blood Safety under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief 196
Increasing knowledge of HIV status in Kenya, using an expanded, high quality HIV testing and
        counseling program in the Republic of Kenya under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
        Relief (PEPFAR)                                                                         196
Strengthening the Capacity of the Center for Treatment and Research on AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis
        and Other Epidemics (TRACPlus) to Support Program Implementation in the Republic of
        Rwanda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                             197
Strengthening the Zambian Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic through
        Capacity Building Support and Technical Assistance Provision within Multiple Program Areas
        in the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) under the President                   197
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD): Improving the Effectiveness of
        Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Programs in Resource-Limited Countries              197
Recovery Act Limited Competition: Supporting New Faculty Recruitment to Enhance Research
       Resources through Biomedical Research Core Centers (P30)                                   198
National Laboratory System Infrastructure Improvement Initiative in Uganda under the President’s
       Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                                            198
Program to Improve and Expand the Management of Safe Injection Practices and the Safe Disposal of
       Medical Waste in Health Care Facilities in the Republic of Rwanda under the President’s
       Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                                          199




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Community Outreach and Social Mobilization for Prevention of Sexual HIV Transmission and
     Integrating Sexual Prevention in Care and Treatment in the Federal Democratic Republic of
     Ethiopia under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                             199
Support for the National Government Monitoring and Evaluation System, Surveillance and Laboratory
        Infrastructure, and Pediatric and Adult HIV Care and Support in the Republic of Zambia under
        the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                           200
Leadership Development and Management Capacity Building for National and District Level Public
       Health Managers in the Republic of Malawi under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
       Relief (PEPFAR)                                                                         200
Information Interchange and Technical Assistance for HIV Prevention                                 200
Building Capacity for HIV Operational Research and Public Health Evaluation for National Medical
        Research Institutions in the United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan
        for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)                                                                  201
HIV/AIDS surveillance and service data analysis in the Republic of Haiti under the President’s
       Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)                                                      201
Supporting the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in the Implementation and Expansion of
       Blood Safety Activities in the Republic of Kenya under the President’s Emergency plan for AIDS
       Relief (PEPFAR)                                                                            202
Strengthening HIV Strategic Information Activities in the Republic of Kenya under the President’s
        Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)                                                     202
Technical assistance to the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) of India for HIV/AIDS Care
       and Support, Surveillance, Laboratory Systems, Human Capacity Development, and Monitoring
       and Evaluation under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                     203
Global Prevention of Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Promotion of Health                    203
Strengthening Health Systems and Coordination for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment
        Programs in the Kingdom of Swaziland under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
        (PEPFAR)                                                                               204
Developing Advanced Laboratory Systems in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam under the President’s
       Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)                                                    204
Building and Improving Laboratory Capacity and Quality in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the
        President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)                                         205
Support to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to Strengthen Health Systems and Coordinate
        HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment Programs in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the
        President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)                                      205
HIV Prevention among Students and Faculty at Pre-Service Institutions in the Republic of Mozambique
       under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)                             206
Implementation of a Primary Health Care Program in South Africa under the President's Emergency
       Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)                                                           206
Strengthening Public Health Laboratory Systems in the Republic of Kenya under the President’s
        Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)                                                     207
Multiplex Assay Development for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (SBIR [R43/R44])
        207
Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug Abuse Prevention Trials (R34)                 207
Preventing Complications of Bleeding Disorders through Health Education and Outreach                208
Hepatitis C Cooperative Research Centers (U19)                                                      209



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Economic Studies of Health Insurance Coverage on Drug Abuse Treatment Availability, Access, Costs,
      and Quality (R01)                                                                        209
National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System
        209
International Programs to Prevent and Control Micronutrient Malnutrition                          210
Reducing Risks for an Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy (AEP) in High Risk Women Attending Sexually
       Transmitted Diseases (STD) Clinics in Urban Settings                                 210
Surveillance of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Utilizing the Infrastructure of Existing Surveillance
        Programs                                                                                   211
Collaborative R01s for Clinical and Services Studies of Mental Disorders, AIDS and Alcohol Use
       Disorders (R01)                                                                            211
Community Health Projects Related to Brownfield/Land Reuse                                        212
Studies of Energy Balance and Cancer in Humans (R01)                                              212
Studies of Energy Balance and Cancer in Humans (R21)                                              213
Research on Psychopathology In Intellectual Disabilities (Mental Retardation) (R01)               213
Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21)         213
Basic Research on HIV Persistence (R01)                                                           214
Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (P01)                             214
International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (U19)                                    215
Promoting the Health of People with Clotting Disorders                                            215
Promoting Education and Outreach of Persons with Hereditary Blood Disorders: Identifying Patients
       with Diamond Blackfan Anemia                                                             216
Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology (R03)                              216
In vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers (ICMICs) (P50)                                     217
NLM Applied Informatics Grants (G08)                                                              217
Translational Tools for Clinical Studies of CAM Interventions (SBIR [R43/R44])                    217
NIOSH Small Research Grant Program (R03)                                                          218
NIOSH Exploratory and/or Developmental Grant Program(R21)                                         218
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Tracking, Surveillance and Integration            219
Developmental Research in Cancer Prognosis and Prediction (R21)                                   219
Developmental Research in Cancer Prognosis and Prediction (R33)                                   219
NCMHD Exploratory Centers of Excellence (P20)                                                     220
Microbicide Innovation Program (MIP V) (R21/R33)                                                  220
Evidence-based Approaches to War-Related Injuries and Humanitarian Public Health                  221
Improving the Capacity of Panel Physicians Performing Overseas Medical Assessments of U.S. Bound
       Immigrants and Refugees                                                                 221
Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities
       (R21)                                                                                  222
Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (U01)                                          222
Population-based Surveillance for Hemoglobinopathies                                              223


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  NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)                                                               223
  NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)                                           223
  Considerations For The Safe and Effective Use of Iron Interventions In Context of Malaria and Its Co-
         morbidities (U01)                                                                           224
  Research on Teen Dating Violence (R21)                                                                      224
  Developmental Projects in Complementary Approaches to Cancer Care and Treatment (R03)                       225
  Renal Function and Chronic Kidney Disease in Aging (R21)                                                    225
  Strengthening the Delivery and Quality of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Prevention and Control
          Programs through Enhanced Laboratory-Based STI Surveillance, Case Management and
          Program Evaluations in the Republic of South Africa                                        226
  Outcome Monitoring of Non-traditional Programs for Men Who Have Sex with Men that Focus on
        Psychosocial Factors to Enhance Overall Health and Reduce HIV Risk                   226
  Strengthening Graduate Public Health Training in the Republic of Mozambique under the President’s
          Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief                                                          227
  Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program (K12)                                227
  Mentoring Children of Prisoners                                                                             228
  Violence Against Women National On-Line Resource Center and E-Learning Community of Practice228
  Women's Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R01)                                          229
  Modeling the Scientific Workforce (U01)                                                                     229
  Projects of National Significance: Family Support 360 Centers                                               230
  Projects of National Significance: Family Support 360 for Military Families                                 230
  Translational Research for the Prevention and Control of Diabetes and Obesity (R18)                         230
  Planning Grants for Translational Research for the Prevention and Control of Diabetes and Obesity
         (R34)                                                                                      231
  Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems                                                      231
  Factors Affecting Cognitive Function in Adults with Down Syndrome (R01)                                     232
  Ancillary Studies to Large Ongoing Clinical Projects (R01)                                                  232
  Pediatric Device Consortia Grant Program (P50)                                                              232
  Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse                                                                     233
  Non-Invasive Methods for Diagnosis and Progression of Diabetes, Kidney, Urological, Hematological
         and Digestive Diseases and Hypertensive Disorders (R01)                                 233
  Alzheimer's Disease Innovation                                                                              234
  Alzheimer's Disease Evidence Based                                                                          234
  NIDCR Small Research Grants for Data Analysis and Statistical Methodology (R03)                             235
  Building Strategic Alliances for Healthy Housing Pilot                                                      235

13.       HUD - Department of Housing and Urban Development ....................................................235
  13.1. Assisted Housing Stability and Energy and Green Retrofit                                              235
  Native American Housing Block Grants                                                                        236
  Neighborhood Stablization Program                                                                           236



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  Public Housing Capital Fund                                                                                                   237

14.      IMLS - Institute of Museum and Library Services ..............................................................237

15.      NARA - National Archives and Records Administration ..................................................237

16.      NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration..................................................237
  ROSES 2009: Glory Science Team                                                                                                237
  ROSES 2009: Planetary Astronomy                                                                                               238
  ROSES 2009: Near Earth Object Observations                                                                                    238
  ROSES 2009: Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth System Science                                                      238
  ROSES 2009: Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples                                                                           238
  ROSES 2009: Causes and Consequences of the Minimum of Solar Cycle 24                                                          239
  ROSES 2009: Planetary Atmospheres                                                                                             239
  ROSES 2009: Atmospheric Composition: Mid-Latitude Airborne Cirrus Properties Experiment                                       240
  ROSES 2009: Terrestrial Ecology                                                                                               240
  ROSES 2009: Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry                                                                                 241

17.      NEA - National Endowment for the Arts ..............................................................................241
  NEA Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth, FY2010                                                                       241
  NEA Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants, FY2010                                              241
  NEA Access to Artistic Excellence FY2010, Deadline 2                                                                          242

18.      NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities ..................................................................242
  Preservation Education and Training Grants                                                                                    242
  Humanities Collections and Resources                                                                                          243
  Summer Stipends                                                                                                               243
  Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions                                                                      244

19.      NSF - National Science Foundation .......................................................................................244
  Human Origins Grant                                                                                                           244
  Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program                                                               245
  Cultural Anthropology                                                                                                         245
  Archaeology and Archaeometry                                                                                                  246
  Population and Evolutionary Processes                                                                                         246
  Ecological Biology                                                                                                            246
  Advanced Technological Education                                                                                              247
  MARGINS Program                                                                                                               247
  Research Experiences for Undergraduates                                                                                       248
  Workforce Program in the Mathematical Sciences                                                                                248
  Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities                                                                             248



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Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis                            249
TeraGrid Phase III: eXtreme Digital Resources for Science and Engineering              249
International Planning Visits and Workshops                                            250
Community-based Data Interoperability Networks                                         250
Oceanographic Centers and Facilities                                                   250
Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis                            251
Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics                                     251
Science of Science and Innovation Policy                                               251
Hydrologic Sciences                                                                    252
Geophysics                                                                             252
Antarctic Research                                                                     253
Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics                                                    253
Earthscope                                                                             254
Enhancing the Mathematical Sciences Workforce in the 21st Century                      254
Cross-Directorate Activities (CDA)                                                     255
Magnetospheric Physics                                                                 255
Paleoclimate                                                                           255
Physical and Dynamic Meteorology                                                       256
Solar Terrestrial                                                                      256
Upper Atmospheric Facilities                                                           257
Atmospheric Chemistry                                                                  257
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research: Workshop Opportunities (EPS)   257
EAR Education and Human Resources                                                      258
High-Risk Research in Anthropology                                                     258
Advances in Biological Informatics                                                     259
CISE Computing Research Infrastructure                                                 259
Arctic Research Opportunities                                                          260
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)                           260
Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program                   261
Centers for Chemical Innovation Phase I                                                261
Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities                                         261
Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry                                 262
Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM                                         262
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program                        263
EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships                                                           263
Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation                        264




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Developing Global Scientists and Engineers (International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
       and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP)                                     264
Solar, Heliospheric, and Interplanetary Environment                                             265
Planetary Biodiversity Inventories                                                              265
Cognitive Neuroscience                                                                          265
Biological Research Collections                                                                 266
Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior                                                266
Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences                                            267
CEDAR, GEM, and SHINE Postdoctoral Research                                                     267
Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences                                 268
Research in Support of the National Space Weather Program                                       268
Long Term Research in Environmental Biology                                                     268
Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards                                                           269
Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems                                                   269
Instrumentation for Materials Research                                                          269
Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change                                                            270
Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences           270
Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy                                                271
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering                                          271
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience                                            272
Ethics Education in Science and Engineering                                                     272
Science, Technology, and Society                                                                272
Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics                                                        273
Partnerships in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research and Education                                 273
Instrument Development for Biological Research                                                  274
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program                                               274
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences             275
Expeditions in Computing                                                                        275
Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs                                        275
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program                      276
Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs                                               276
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships                                         277
CISE Cross-Cutting Programs: FY 2009 and FY 2010                                                277
NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering                                     277
Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering                                 278
Partnerships for Innovation                                                                     279
Discovery Research K-12                                                                         279



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Science of Science and Innovation Policy                                                     279
Ecology of Infectious Diseases                                                               280
Cyber-Physical Systems                                                                       280
Research Initiation Grants to Broaden Participation in Biology                               281
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers                                  281
Math and Science Partnership                                                                 282
Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
         282
Education and Interdisciplinary Research                                                     283
2010 Project                                                                                 283
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program                                                     284
Cellular Systems Cluster                                                                     284
Biomolecular Systems Cluster                                                                 285
Probability                                                                                  285
Research in Disabilities Education                                                           285
Genes and Genome Systems Cluster                                                             286
Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Departmental Multi-user Instrumentation   286
Advanced Technological Education                                                             287
Catalysis and Biocatalysis                                                                   287
Computational Mathematics                                                                    288
Environmental Implications of Emerging Technologies                                          288
Nano and Bio Mechanics                                                                       289
Dynamical Systems                                                                            289
Physics of Living Systems                                                                    289
Operations Research                                                                          290
Service Enterprise Systems                                                                   290
NanoManufacturing                                                                            291
Manufacturing Enterprise Systems                                                             291
Developmental and Learning Sciences                                                          291
Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering                                                 292
Sensors and Sensing Systems                                                                  292
Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events                                                 293
Geotechnical Engineering                                                                     293
Geomechanics & Geomaterials                                                                  294
Structural Materials and Mechanics                                                           294
Materials and Surface Engineering                                                            294
Manufacturing and Construction Machines and Equipment                                        295



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Civil Infrastructure Systems                             295
Control Systems                                          296
Mechanics of Materials                                   296
Materials Processing and Manufacturing                   297
Engineering Design and Innovation                        297
Nuclear Physics                                          297
Science of Learning Centers                              298
Behavioral Systems                                       298
Innovation and Organizational Sciences                   299
Neural Systems                                           299
Decision Making Under Uncertainty Collaborative Groups   300
Biomedical Engineering                                   300
Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities                301
Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering      301
Environmental Engineering                                301
Chemical and Biological Separations                      302
Particulate and Multiphase Processes                     302
Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics                 303
Combustion, Fire, and Plasma Systems                     303
Thermal Transport Processes                              304
Process and Reaction Engineering                         305
Gravitational Physics                                    305
Applied Mathematics                                      306
Elementary Particle Physics                              306
Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics                     306
Ocean Drilling                                           307
Theoretical Physics                                      307
Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure           308
Physiological and Structural Systems                     309
.Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics                       309
Physics at the Information Frontier                      309
Integrative, Hybrid & Complex Systems                    310
Electronics, Photonics & Device Technologies             311
Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories          311
Algebra, Number Theory, and Combinatorics                312
Analysis 312
Topology                                                 313



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  Foundations                                                                                                                   313
  Instrumentation for Materials Research - Major Instrumentation Projects                                                       313
  Improvements to Biological Research Collections                                                                               314
  Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs                                                                  314
  Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs                                                                      315
  CISE Cross-Cutting Programs: FY 2010                                                                                          315

20.       SBA – Small Business Administration ...................................................................................315

21.       USAID - US Agency for International Development ............................................................316
  NEW BURKINA FASO BRIGHT II PHASE II PROJECT - PRIMARY EDUCATION                                                               316
  NEW PREPARE (Pandemic Preparedness)                                                                                           316
  NEW Support Services for Vulnerable Populations                                                                               316
  NEW Legal Support for Civil Society in Central Asian Republics                                                                317
  ODP 2009 Annual Program Statement                                                                                             317
  Long-Lasting Insecticide-Treated Nets (LLINs) RFA                                                                             318
  APS for Sustainable Horticulture and Endangered Ecosystem                                                                     318
  Package for Improving Education Quality                                                                                       318
  Package for Improving Education Quality                                                                                       319
  Building Sustainable Elections Management in Liberia                                                                          319
  Legal Support for Civil Society in Central Asian Republics                                                                    320
  USAID/DCHA/CMM ANNUAL PROGRAM STATEMENT FOR CONFLICT MITIGATION AND
        RECONCILIATION PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES                                                                                  320
  Ghana Focus Region Health Project                                                                                             321
  Ghana Behavior Change Support Project                                                                                         321
  Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program in Ethiopia                                                                      322

22.       USDA - Department of Agriculture .......................................................................................322
  NEW Rural Housing Preservation Grants                                                                                         322
  NEW Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program                                                       323
  U. S. FOREST SERVICE: URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY NATIONAL CHALLEGE COST-
          SHARE GRANT PROGAM-2009 Special Focus Grant: Storm Event Protocol 323
  CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANTS - FY2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE                                                                         323
  Rural Business Enterprise Grant Programs (RBEG)                                                                               324
  1890 Facilities Grant Program                                                                                                 324
  Recovery Act WIC EBT Expansion                                                                                                325
  Recovery Act New SAM and EBT Grant                                                                                            325
  Recovery Act Other WIC/MIS Projects                                                                                           326
  Conservation Innovation Grants - Caribbean Area (State) Component FY-09                               Error! Bookmark not
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  Rural Development Rural Utilities Community Connect Grant Program                                                             327
  Conservation Innovation Grant Florida State Component                             Error! Bookmark not defined.Error!
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  National Coooperative Soil Survey (NCSS)                                                                                      327

23.      USDOT - US Department of the Treasury ............................................................................327

24.      VA - Department of Veterans Affair ......................................................................................327
  State Veterans Home Construction                                                                                              328

25.      CNCS – Corporation for National and Community Service ...............................................328

26.      SSA-Social Security Administration ......................................................................................328
  Retirement Research Consortium                                                                                                328




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 1. DHS – Department of Homeland Security

NEW DHS Scientific Leadership Awards for Minority Serving Institutions
Granting Bachelor Degrees

Expected Number of Awards:                         10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $3,800,000
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:

The Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Scientific Leadership Awards
(SLA)support the development of a coordinated program of education in Homeland
Security relatedScience, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (HS-STEM) to
preparestudents for careers in research and development of the technology needed to
secureour nation. Moreover, DHS S&T strongly supports the development of a workforce
thatreflects the population of the United States of America.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jun 25, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

NEW Multidisciplinary, Multi-Institutional Science and Technology
Competitions

Expected Number of Awards:                         4
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $1,100,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $750,000
Award Floor:

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T)
Directorate is requesting applications from accredited U.S. colleges and universities to
conduct multidisciplinary research. These organizations should demonstrate expertise in
an individual or combined research area described in this funding opportunity
announcement. DHS S&T is congressionally mandated in the Homeland Security Act of
2002 to ―establish a coordinated, university-based system to enhance the Nation‘s
homeland security.‖

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jul 15, 2009      Back to Table of Contents

Long Range Broad Agency Announcement

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


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Award Floor:                                         Not Available

White Paper and Full Proposal submissions will not be accepted from organizations that
have not registered. Any organization that wishes to participate in this solicitation must
register at https://baa.st.dhs.gov before the due date and time established in this BAA.
There will be no exceptions. It is very important to follow the registration instructions.
Offerors who have not registered by the mandatory White Paper website registration
deadline will not be permitted to submit a White Paper and thus will not be able to submit
a proposal later. Offerors must coordinate with all members of their team to ensure the
registration process is done correctly and in a timely manner. To begin the registration
process, go to https://baa.st.dhs.gov and select BAA 09-05 from the list on the left side of
the screen then select the appropriate topic area. Upon proper selection, buttons for
registration and submission will appear. Select the appropriate registration button and fill
in the requisite fields, then submit your registration for White Paper (or Full Proposal)
submission. Once the registration process is complete, registrants will receive a control
identification number via email. This control number is necessary to begin the White
Paper submission process. It is not used internally at DHS to track your paper (a new
number is generated once your submission has been received thought the website and that
is what is tracked for the review by the Advisory Committee and release to an SME for
evaluation).

More information available here

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

Cooperating Technical Partner Program

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

The purpose of the CTP Program is to provide, through a cooperative agreement, funds to
ensure that CTP partners can perform program management and mapping-related
activities, which are defined in the program guidance each fiscal year. Recipients must be
a partner in the CTP program, either be or represent a National Flood Insurance Program
(NFIP) community in good-standing, have the capability to perform funded activities,
and have existing non-Federally funded processes and/or systems in place to support
activities that contribute to flood hazard identification. Projects or initiatives that are
eligible for funding under this announcement may or may not involve geospatial issues.

More information available here

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




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BioWatch Program: Field Operations & Sample Collection Activities

Expected Number of Awards:                          26
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $22,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The BioWatch Program is an early warning system that is designed to detect the
intentional release of select aerosolized biological agents. The BioWatch Program‘s
mission is to help deploy, sustain, and maintain a national 24/7 operational capability to
detect, respond to, mitigate, and recover from a bioterrorist event.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:              Rolling application deadlines Back to
Table of Contents

BioWatch Program: Field Operations & Sample Collection Activities

Expected Number of Awards:                          26
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $22,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $22,000,000
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The BioWatch Program‘s mission is to help deploy, sustain, and maintain a national 24/7
operational capability to detect, respond to, mitigate, and recover from a bioterrorist
event

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Rolling application deadlines. Back
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Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Resource
Initiative

Expected Number of Awards:                           1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $150,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $150,000
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to support a communications network to
keep the volunteer fire service community apprised of vital issues that impact them as the
nation‘s domestic defenders. The need of the volunteer fire and emergency services
continues to increase in the 21st century.


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More information available here

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


State Fire Training Systems Grants

Expected Number of Awards:                           50
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,400,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $28,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

Provide financial assistance to State Fire Training Systems for the delivery of a variety of
National Fire Academy courses/programs, administrative costs, and electronic student
feedback.

More information available here

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



 2. DOC - Department of Commerce

Second Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Opportunity

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

Through this Second Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Opportunity, EDA
intends to award investments for expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery,
and restoration of infrastructure related to the consequences of hurricanes, floods and
other natural disasters of 2008 for which the President declared a major disaster under
title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42
U.S.C. § 5121 et seq.) (the ―Stafford Act‖). Pursuant to this announcement, EDA solicits
applications for Economic Adjustment Assistance investments under PWEDA. Through
the Economic Adjustment Assistance program (CFDA No. 11.307), selected applicants
will utilize EDA‘s flexible set of program tools to develop and implement on a regional
basis long-term economic redevelopment strategies for the recently disaster-impacted
regions in the United States. EDA seeks to fund planning (i.e., strategy grants) and
implementation investments that generate new employment opportunities for regions
suffering economic distress in the form of high unemployment, underemployment, low
per capita incomes, and outmigration due to the 2008 natural disasters. The Economic


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Adjustment Assistance program can provide a wide range of technical, planning and
infrastructure assistance. This program is designed to respond adaptively to pressing
economic recovery issues and is well suited to help address the challenges faced by the
regions affected by the hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters of 2008.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Applications are accepted on a
continuing basis and processed as received.                          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


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




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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
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

Low-Power Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program

Expected Number of Awards:                         3500
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $3,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $1,000
Award Floor:                                       $1,000


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The funds will be awarded to a program for an eligible low-power television station to
receive compensation toward the cost of the purchase of a digital-to-analog conversion
device. This will enable it to convert the incoming digital signal of its corresponding full-
power television station to analog format for transmission on the low-power television
station‘s analog channel.

More information available here

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

Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grants Programs

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

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the following
programs are soliciting applications for financial assistance for FY 2009: (1) the
Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; (2) the
Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; (3) the Chemical Science and
Technology Laboratory Grants Program; (4) the Physics Laboratory Grants Program; (5)
the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; (6) the Building
Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program; (7) the Fire Research Grants
Program; (8) the Information Technology Laboratory Grants Program; (9) the NIST
Center for Neutron Research Grants Program; and (10) Center for Nanoscale Science and
Technology Grants Program.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Applications for all programs listed in this
notice will be considered on a continuing basis.                    Back to Table of Contents

EDA Recovery Act Funding

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

Under a forthcoming federal funding opportunity (FFO) announcement, EDA will solicit
applications for the EDA American Recovery Program under the auspices of PWEDA.
Specifically, the forthcoming FFO will pertain to applications for funding under EDA‘s
Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs only. EDA will not accept



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applications until the FFO is published. The FFO will be posted on www.grants.gov as
soon as it is available

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jun 30, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Recovery Act Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program

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

Recovery Act Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program: The U.S.
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, announces
the availability of up to $20 million to award from one to five cooperative agreements for
a fellowship program(s) to bring scientists and engineers at all stages of their careers to
participate in research training or collaboration at NIST programs in Gaithersburg,
Maryland, Boulder, Colorado and Charleston, SC.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       45 days after the publication of the
Federal Register Notice announcing the Recovery Act Measurement Science and
Engineering Fellowship Program.                            Back to Table of Contents

NIST Recovery Act Measurement Science and Engineering Research
Grants Program: Providing the Technology Infrastructure to Address
National Priorities

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

he U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology,
announces the availability of up to $35 million to award approximately 20-60 grants and
cooperative agreements in support of measurement science and engineering research as
part of NIST's activities through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
(Recovery Act). Proposals will be considered that address measurement science and
engineering research needs in areas of national importance. These areas of national
importance are energy, environment and climate change, information
technology/cybersecurity, biosciences/healthcare, manufacturing, and physical
infrastructure. These grants will support NIST's mission to promote U.S. innovation and



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industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology
in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:         30 days after publication of the
Federal Register Notice announcing the NIST Recovery Act Measurement Science and
Engineering Research Grants Program: Providing the Technology Infrastructure to
Address National Priorities.                                Back to Table of Contents

Technology Innovation Program

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

The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce (DoC), is soliciting high-
risk, high-reward research and development (R&D) proposals. Fiscal year 2009
appropriations include funds in the amount of approximately $25 million for new TIP
awards. TIP anticipates funding approximately 25 projects. A single company can receive
up to a total of $3 million with a project period of performance of up to 3 years. A joint
venture can receive up to a total of $9 million with a project period of performance of up
to 5 years.

More information available here

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

Market Development Cooperator Program 2009

Expected Number of Awards:                            9
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $400,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

Trade associations, State departments of trade and their regional associations, and non-
profit industry organizations, including organizations such as World Trade Centers,
centers for international trade development, and small business development centers are
eligible to apply for an MDCP award. In cases where no entity described above
represents the industry, private industry firms or groups of firms may be eligible to apply
for an MDCP award. Such private industry firms or groups of firms must provide in their
applications, documentation demonstrating that no entity in the first three categories
listed below represents their industry. 1. Trade Association. A fee-based organization
consisting of member firms in the same industry, or in related industries, or which share


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common commercial concerns. The purpose of the trade association is to further the
commercial interests of its members through the exchange of information, legislative
activities, and the like.

More information available here

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

 3. DOD - Department of Defense

NEW Information Integration and Automated Image Understanding
Applied Research Programs

Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for applied
research that lead to the development of efficient, theoretically sound, and consistent
algorithms for organization and fusion of high-dimensional data sources as well as
automated methods for image understanding.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:          Jun 04, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

NEW NEOVISION2

Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:

DARPA is soliciting research proposals to revolutionize the underlying technologies for
unmanned sensor systems. This effort seeks to emulate the mammalian visual pathway by
implementing advanced models and algorithmic emulations of the entire visual pathway -
from retina to the visual cortex.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:       May 12, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Research in Prevention and Treatment of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
(NIHL)

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 Biomedical and Biological Division of the Warfighter Performance Department at
the Office of Naval Research (Code 342) is soliciting white papers (pre-proposals) and
proposals in the following topic areas within the NIHL Program. Work funded under this
BAA may include basic research, applied research and some advanced technology
development (ATD). With regard to any restrictions on the conduct or outcome of work
funded under this BAA, ONR will follow the guidance on and definition of "contracted
fundamental research" as provided in the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition,
Technology and Logistics) Memorandum of 26 June 2008. As defined therein; the
definition of "contracted fundamental research", in a DoD contractual context, includes
[research performed under] grants and contracts that are (a) funded by Research,
Development, Test, and Evaluation Budget Activity 1 (Basic Research), whether
performed by universities or industry or (b) funded by Budget Activity 2 (Applied
Research) and performed on-campus at a university. ATD is funded through Budget
Activity 3. In conformance with the USD(AT&L) guidance and National Security
Decision Directive 189, ONR will place no restriction on the conduct or reporting of
unclassified fundamental research, except as otherwise required by statue, regulation or
Executive Order. Normally, fundamental research is awarded under grants with
universities and under contracts with industry. ATD is normally awarded under contracts
and may require restrictions during the conduct of the research and DoD pre-publication
review of research results due to subject matter sensitivity.

More information available here

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

FY09 Defense Health Program (DHP) HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and
Treatment in Foreign Militaries

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

FY09 Defense Health Program (DHP) HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment in
Foreign Militaries

More information available here

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




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Zeno-based Opto-Electronics (ZOE)

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

DARPA is soliciting innovative research and development (R&D) proposals in the area
of Zeno-based Optoelectronics (ZOE). Proposed research should investigate innovative
approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.
Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to
the existing state of practice. The goal of this program is to create materials and prototype
devices that will demonstrate a new class of optoelectronics that operate with ultra-low
energy dissipation (~100 aJ/operation). The vision is a class of all-optical devices whose
function depends on materials exhibiting strong optically-induced absorption, where the
presence of one wavelength of light (control) induces the absorption of a second
wavelength (signal). Application of such materials could lead to all-optical devices such
as switches, wavelength converters, pulse regenerators, add/drop multiplexers, and
memory cells that dissipate extremely small amounts of energy per operation. Critical
features that must be considered in the development of Zeno-based Optoelectronics
include: Materials Science: Development of practical materials (gas, liquid, or solid) that
exhibit strong optically-induced absorption, over a wide range of signal and control
wavelengths. Ideally, except when both control and signal are present, neither should be
absorbed by the material. For a given control wavelength, the range of signal
wavelengths that experience absorption should be narrow, to enable wavelength division
multiplexing of a device. Device Design: Design and demonstrate practical, scalable, low
loss switching devices. Operating speeds should be in the 1—100 GHz range. Possible
alternative all-optical devices including switches, add/drop multiplexers, low noise pulse
regenerators, wavelength converters, and memory cells that achieve their function and
meet the performance metrics outlined for an optical switch will be considered.
Architecture: Because the control wavelength experiences only minute dissipation in the
envisioned devices, it is conceivable that the control energy could be recycled and re-
used. Scalable architectures need to be developed to take advantage of any possible
energy savings.

More information available here

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

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



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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

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

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




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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.

More information available here

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

Department of the Army- ARO Broad Agency Announcement- Revised



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

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

Information Tethered Micro Automated Rotary Stages (ITMARS)

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

DARPA is soliciting research proposals in the area of Information Tethered Micro
Automated Rotary Stages (ITMARS). Proposed research should investigate innovative
approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.
Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvement to
the existing state-of-practice.

More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Dec 5, 2009    Back to Table of Contents

Ovarian Cancer Idea Development Award

Expected Number of Awards:                           14
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $8,400,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The OCRP Idea Development Award supports high impact, innovative research that will
drive the field forward. NEW FOR FY09 – While this award seeks applications from all
areas of ovarian cancer research, for FY09, the OCRP encourages applications that
address critical needs of the ovarian cancer community in the following areas: • Initiation
and precursor lesions in ovarian cancer with emphasis on the role of the fallopian tube in
disease pathogenesis. • Molecular understanding of disease heterogeneity. • Validation of
biomarkers for diagnosis, molecular imaging, and therapeutic response.



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More information available here

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

Information Tethered Micro Automated Rotary Stages (ITMARS)

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

More information available here

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


FY09 Defense Health Program (DHP) HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and
Treatment in Foreign Militaries

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

FY09 Defense Health Program (DHP) HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment in
Foreign Militaries.

More information available here

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

FY09 DOD Prostate Cancer Idea Development Award

Expected Number of Awards:                          40
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $28,800,000
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The Idea Development Award supports innovative approaches to prostate cancer research
that make an important contribution to prevention, detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment.

More information available here

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




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FY09 DOD Prostate Cancer Synergistic Idea Development Award

Expected Number of Awards:                            5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $6,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        Not available
Award Floor:                                          Not available

This award is designed to encourage and support both new and pre-existing partnerships.
The overall goal of this award is to accelerate advances in prostate cancer research to
support the PCRP vision of conquering prostate cancer.

More information available here


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

DoD Breast Cancer Impact Award

Expected Number of Awards:                            5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $17,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        Not available
Award Floor:                                          Not available

The Impact Award supports unique research projects or ideas (from small- to large-scale)
that specifically focus on scientific and clinical breast cancer issues, which, if
successfully addressed, could ultimately revolutionize the understanding and/or treatment
of breast cancer and move closer to the goal of eradicating the disease.

More information available here

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

DoD Breast Cancer Multi-Team Award

Expected Number of Awards:                            3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $23,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        Not available
Award Floor:                                          Not available

The BCRP Multi-Team Award mechanism is a new award for FY09. The Multi-Team
Award supports the creation of a collaborative research project among three teams, each
led by a Principal Investigator (PI) with a history of creativity and innovation, to focus on
a critical area of breast cancer. The Multi-Team Award should create an environment that
fosters and supports innovation and creativity, with consistent, intensive interaction
across teams in a way that engages all members of the teams in all aspects of the research
project.


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More information available here

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

Nitride Electronic Next-Generation Technology (NEXT)

Expected Number of Awards:                           None available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     None available
Award Ceiling:                                       $0
Award Floor:                                         $0

Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary
advances in nitride electronic devices and integrated circuits resulting in their ability to
operate at very high frequencies while maintaining extremely favorable voltage
breakdown characteristics. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in
evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

More information available here

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

Dept. of the Army -- Space & Missile Defense Command

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

Medical Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) countermeasures are
an integral part of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Chemical Biological Defense
Program (CBDP) System of Systems approach that serves as the foundation and strength
of the CBDP. The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
(JPEO-CBD) is organized into eight Joint Project Management Offices, each responsible
for specific commodity areas.

More information available here

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

Simulation and Technology Assessment

Expected Number of Awards:                           3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $4,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $0


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More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:           Feb 22, 2012    Back to Table of Contents

DoD Autism Research Program Clinical Trial Award

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

The ARP CTA supports clinical trials with the potential to have a major impact on the
treatment or management of ASD.

More information available here

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

DoD Autism Research Program Idea Award

Expected Number of Awards:                       7
Estimated Total Program Funding:                 $3,900,000
Award Ceiling:                                   Not available
Award Floor:                                     Not available

The ARP Idea Award supports high-impact, innovative research that advances the
understanding of ASD and leads to improved quality of life for individuals with ASD.

More information available here

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

Microsystems Technology Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcement

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

The Microsystems Technology Office‘s (MTO) mission is to exploit breakthroughs in
materials, devices, circuits, and mathematics to develop beyond leading edge
Microsystems components with revolutionary performance and functionality to enable
new platform capability for the Department of Defense. To execute this mission, MTO
supports revolutionary research in electronics, photonics, MEMS, algorithms, and



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combined Microsystems technology to deliver new capabilities to sense, communicate,
energize, actuate, and process data and information for the war fighter.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Feb 17, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Space Electronics Open 5 Year Broad Agency Announcement

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
Award Ceiling:                                       $150,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

This is a 5-year, opened-ended Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to solicit research
proposals for the United States Air Force Space Electronics program which will improve
performance of space electronics, reduce / eliminate the gap between space / terrestrial
electronics through breakthroughs in materials, devices, processes, packaging, and
architecture, make high-performance space electronics more affordable and available and
simplify the implementation of complex systems using breakthroughs in reconfigurable
concepts, electronic devices, and architecture.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Nov 17, 2011 Back to Table of Contents

Basic Research Challenge (BRC) Program

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

The Basic Research Challenge (BRC) program supports basic science and/or engineering
research within academia and industry. The program is focused on stimulating new, high-
risk basic research projects. The BRC for FY 2009 is for the three (3) topics listed below.

More information available here

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

Autism Research Program Concept Award

Expected Number of Awards:                           7
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $800,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available


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Award Floor:                                         Not available

The ARP Concept Award supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or
untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to ASD. The Concept
Award is not intended to support a logical progression of an already established research
project but, instead, allows Principal Investigators (PIs) the opportunity to pursue
serendipitous observations. This award mechanism supports high-risk studies that have
the potential to reveal entirely new avenues for investigation. Proposals must describe
how the new idea will enhance existing knowledge of ASD or create an entirely new
avenue for investigation. Research completed through a Concept Award may provide
sufficient preliminary data to enable the PI to prepare a proposal for future research.

More information available here

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

Component Development for Advanced Shipboard Desalination Systems

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

Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination has become the Navy standard for the shipboard
production of freshwater since its introduction into the Navy in the early 1990s. RO
plants have provided significant operational and cost benefits over conventional distillers
which have been used on Navy ships since before the introduction of steam propulsion.
These benefits include reduced monitoring and manpower requirements and significant
reductions in operational costs including: reduced power requirements, independence
from ship steam systems, reduction in the use of chemical additives, and large
improvements in reliability and maintainability. Over the past two decades, there has
been a large increase in the use of membrane based separations for both liquid and gas
streams, much of this due to technical advancements such as improved membranes and
pumps, novel membrane topologies and operational approaches, and staged separation
processes.

More information available here

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

Communications and Networking Discovery & Invention

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 goal of the Communications and Networking Program within the Office of Naval
Research (ONR 312) is to support the FORCEnet vision by developing measurable
advances in technology that can directly enable and enhance end-to-end connectivity and
quality-of-service for mission-critical information exchange among such widely
dispersed naval, joint and coalition forces. The vision is to provide high throughput
robust communications and autonomous networking to ensure all warfighters - from the
operational command to the tactical edge - have access to information, knowledge, and
decision-making necessary to perform their assigned tasks.

More information available here

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



Electronics Technology

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 efforts that
aim to develop and demonstrate science and technology for the next generation (2010 -
2013) electronics devices under the following focus area: Wideband, Low Noise,
Interference-Tolerant Receiver Component and Chain Development for Dense Signal
Environments

More information available here

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

Y-Dimensional Enhanced Sensor (YES)

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

DARPA seeks innovative proposals that address the technical and fabrication issues
based on a preliminary design of a single chip focal plane array (FPA) that detects
passive radiation in the Visible to Short Wave Infrared Vis-SWIR and Mid Wave
Infrared MWIR bands and a laser return for three-dimensional (3D) imaging. This effort
planned as a short duration single phase program that provides the preliminary design and
performance measures of the single chip FPA.



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More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Mar 18, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Research on Edge Organizations in The Context of Network-Centric
Operations

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

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has established and currently manages the Center
for Edge Power to conduct research and educational activities proposed on behalf of the
OASD (NII)/DoD CIO. The Edge Center focuses on research pertaining to Defense
command, control and organization in general and on Edge Organizations in the context
of Network Centric Operations in particular. The research will be performed by faculty
and students at NPS and other top-tier research institutions, and it will be integrated into a
coherent research stream.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Feb 28, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Wound Stasis System (WSS) Program

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

DARPA seeks a materials-based agent(s) and delivery system that provides damaged
tissue-targeted hemostasis and wound control capable of treating compressible and non-
compressible wounds regardless of geometry and location. Successful completion will
result in a hand-held delivery system that addresses military needs for control of blood
loss and improved wound outcome.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Mar 16, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Dynamic Prevention of Biofouling

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


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Award Floor:                                       Not available

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals for the Dynamic Prevention of
Biofouling (DyPOB) program. The overall goals of the DyPOB program are to develop
and demonstrate coatings and/or surfaces that are inherently impervious to biofouling for
extended periods – especially while at zero or at low velocities, are biocide free, are
durable for several years, and whose effectiveness does not degrade over the life
expectancy of the coating/surface.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             Mar 16, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

AFOSR plans, coordinates, and executes the Air Force Research Laboratory‘s (AFRL)
basic research program in response to technical guidance from AFRL and requirements
of the Air Force; fosters, supports, and conducts research within Air Force, university,
and industry laboratories; and ensures transition of research results to support USAF
needs. The focus of AFOSR is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive
benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             This announcement remains open
until superseded.                                                  Back to Table of Contents

3.41. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment
Program

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

DHAPP's goal is to maximize program impact by focusing on the drivers of the epidemic
specific to the military, and to support the development of interventions and programs to
improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment. DHAPP works with country militaries to
devise plans based on the following process: • Meet with key partners in country to
determine appropriate program focus and other technical assistance requirements. • Adapt
DHAPP support for prevention, care and/or treatment of the military‘s personnel and


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families based on an assessment of the country‘s epidemic and on its military‘s response.
• Strengthen the military capacity for developing and executing sustainable HIV
programs. • Improve program design by leveraging assets from other donors and with
other country partners who have managed successful prevention, care, and/or treatment
efforts. • Focus on prevention, care and/or treatment impact aligned with national
implementation plans. • Implement, monitor and evaluate programs to ensure efficacy,
accountability and sustainability. Countries and their militaries need strong programs
with courses of action that demonstrate: • Visible support from the military sector. •
Development of plans of action and policies. • Alignment with PEPFAR, as well as
national, strategies and priorities. • Increasing HIV awareness and action against HIV
within the military sector. • Country military ownership of HIV activities. • Prevention
plans focusing on prevention of sexual transmission through voluntary counseling and
testing, sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention and management, behavioral
interventions, reduction of multiple concurrent partnerships, prevention and care of
opportunistic infections, male circumcision, changing male normative behaviors, and
prevention campaigns focused on high risk personnel and high prevalence areas. •
Reduction of mother-to-child transmission. • Stigma reduction associated with HIV
infection. • Surveillance and infrastructure development through programs focusing on
HIV/STI/tuberculosis surveillance, prevalence surveys, laboratory support, monitoring
and evaluation, training, and strategic information management. • Increasing and
leveraging financial and other resources.

More information available here

Closing Date for Applications:                     Sep. 30, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Interrogative Anti-Submarine Warfare (IASW)

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

The Interrogative Anti-Submarine Warfare (IASW) program seeks to develop innovative
solutions to dramatically close detect-to-engage timelines for Navy tactical ASW search
systems. Typically these are active sonar systems that have the ability to detect and
localize submarines over large areas with the ability to prosecute the targets as needed.
End solutions identified by the IASW program may also apply for surveillance systems
and future undefined long-range detection systems. Currently, the intermediate step
between detect and engage is consumed by a manned platform that flies to the possible
contact position to re-acquire the underwater submarine target.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             Mar 10, 2010 Back to Table of Contents



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Strategic Technologies

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

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Strategic Technology
Office (STO) is soliciting proposals under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for
the performance of research, development, design, and testing that directly supports
Strategic Technology Office (STO). This includes Space and Near-Space Sensors and
Systems; Strategic and Tactical Networks; Information Assurance; Counter Underground
Facilities; Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Defense; Small Unit Operations;
Maritime Operations; and Core Strategic Technologies. Proposed research should
investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices,
or systems.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             Mar 10, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment
Program

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

DHAPP's goal is to maximize program impact by focusing on the drivers of the epidemic
specific to the military, and to support the development of interventions and programs to
improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment. DHAPP works with country militaries to
devise plans based on the following process: • Meet with key partners in country to
determine appropriate program focus and other technical assistance requirements. • Adapt
DHAPP support for prevention, care and/or treatment of the military‘s personnel and
families based on an assessment of the country‘s epidemic and on its military‘s response.
• Strengthen the military capacity for developing and executing sustainable HIV
programs. • Improve program design by leveraging assets from other donors and with
other country partners who have managed successful prevention, care, and/or treatment
efforts. • Focus on prevention, care and/or treatment impact aligned with national
implementation plans. • Implement, monitor and evaluate programs to ensure efficacy,
accountability and sustainability. Countries and their militaries need strong programs
with courses of action that demonstrate: • Visible support from the military sector. •
Development of plans of action and policies. • Alignment with PEPFAR, as well as
national, strategies and priorities. • Increasing HIV awareness and action against HIV
within the military sector. • Country military ownership of HIV activities. • Prevention


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plans focusing on prevention of sexual transmission through voluntary counseling and
testing, sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention and management, behavioral
interventions, reduction of multiple concurrent partnerships, prevention and care of
opportunistic infections, male circumcision, changing male normative behaviors, and
prevention campaigns focused on high risk personnel and high prevalence areas. •
Reduction of mother-to-child transmission. • Stigma reduction associated with HIV
infection. • Surveillance and infrastructure development through programs focusing on
HIV/STI/tuberculosis surveillance, prevalence surveys, laboratory support, monitoring
and evaluation, training, and strategic information management. • Increasing and
leveraging financial and other resources.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Sep 30, 2010    Back to Table of Contents

RECOVERY - Air Force Fiscal Year 2009 American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act Research Program – Presolicitation Notice

Expected Number of Awards:                            1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                       $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $3,000,000
Award Floor:                                          $3,000,000

Anticipated efforts are subject to final Recovery Act approval and Funding. Contractors
should wait for receipt of the formal solicitation prior to incurring proposal preparation
costs. This American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Research Program will create new
research jobs and new technologies that will provide further economic stimulus. This
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Research Program will investigate the
underpinning science necessary to develop nanoscale additives for novel fuels. The
ability to dissolve or suspend additives or catalysts in fuels has created the opportunity to
develop new sets of desirable properties for fuels for aircraft, rockets, and satellites.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Rolling application deadlines
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Air Force Fiscal Year 2010 Young Investigator Research Program

Expected Number of Awards:                            30
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $10,800,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $360,000
Award Floor:                                          $360,000

The AFOSR‘s Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) is to support scientists and
engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years (on or after


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1 May 2004) and who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic
research. The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and
engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and
increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize Air Force mission and the
related challenges in science and engineering. Proposals addressing the research areas of
interest for the Air Force Research Laboratory will be considered.

More information available here

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

Deep Learning (DL)

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

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of deeply layered machine
learning or, simply, Deep Learning (DL). Over the course of the envisioned program,
performer teams will build a universal machine learning engine that uses a single set of
methods in multiple layers (at least three internally) to generate progressively more
sophisticated representations of patterns, invariants, and correlations from data inputs.
The engine is expected to be applicable to multiple input modalities given only changes
to the inputs‘ preprocessing, and is expected to be able to learn important characteristics
of the inputs and produce useful representations solely on the basis of unlabeled inputs.
Accomplishing many of the tasks set by the program will require that the engine be able
to produce and utilize sophisticated spatio-temporal representations.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Apr 14, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Optical Radiation Cooling and Heating in Integrated Devices (ORCHID)

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

The ORCHID program is focused on exploiting optomechanical interactions between
high-Q optical cavities coupled with high-Q mechanical resonators to damp or amplify
the motion of macroscopic mechanical devices. In this context, damping does not lower
the bulk temperature of a device; instead it affects only a few of the device's vibrational
modes. However, it is these same vibrational modes that can perform transduction in
mechanical sensors. As a result, this type of damping can be used to control (in situ) the


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dynamic range and bandwidths of mechanical sensors and to remove constraints imposed
by thermal noise. When optomechanical damping (cooling) is strong enough to remove
phonons from the relevant modes, the quantum mechanical properties of the device are
expected to become manifest, enabling entirely new sensing and signal processing
functionality.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                 Apr 15, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Electric Field Detector (E-FED)

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

The goal of this program is to develop devices that can detect small electric fields over
large frequency ranges while being compact and power efficient. Proposed research
should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science,
devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in
evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice. Electric field sensing is often
performed using an antenna and receiver combination. In these systems, the sensitivity is
related to both the design of the antenna and the receiver electronics. Obtaining a system
that has a high sensitivity over a broad frequency response is not possible.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                 Apr 16, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

FY09 DOD Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award

Expected Number of Awards:                             4
Estimated Total Program Funding:                       $3,800,000
Award Ceiling:                                         Not available
Award Floor:                                           Not available

The PCRP Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award is intended to provide
infrastructure support for the development of a prostate cancer biorepository consortium
that will facilitate the collection, processing, annotation, storage, and distribution of high-
quality human prostate cancer biospecimens through a collaborative network across
multiple institutions. The Network will also collect, store, and manage data derived from
the distributed biospecimens. The initial, pilot Network will consist of a Coordinating
Center and two additional Pathology Resource Sites that will be jointly responsible for
developing the biospecimen repository for prostate cancer research.




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More information available here

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

Efficient Linearized All-Silicon Transmitters ICs (ELASTx)

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 Efficient Linearized All-Silicon Transmitter ICs (ELASTx). The goal of this program
is to enable monolithic, ultra high power efficiency, ultra high linearity, millimeter-wave,
silicon-based transmitter integrated circuits (ICs) for next-generation military
microsystems in areas such as radar and communications. DARPA envisions that this
goal will be achieved by investigating and developing complex, silicon-enabled RF,
analog and mixed-signal circuit design techniques.

More information available here

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

DoD Gulf War Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Expected Number of Awards:                           3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,800,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $0
Award Floor:                                         $0

The GWIRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award (IIRA) mechanism was first offered
in FY06. Since that time, 35 IIRA applications have been received, and 15 have been
recommended for funding. The Investigator-Initiated Research Award supports research
focusing on the complex of symptoms known as Gulf War Illness, improving its
diagnosis, and better understanding its pathobiology. It is intended to encourage basic or
clinical developmental research aimed at identification of objective measures to
distinguish ill from healthy veterans (e.g., biomarkers), or elucidate potential treatment
targets for GWI. Studies that characterize chronic effects of neurotoxic exposures
encountered during the Gulf War (and at comparable dosage) are also acceptable.

More information available here

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

DOD Gulf War Illness Clinical Trial Award



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Expected Number of Awards:                           1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,200,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $0
Award Floor:                                         $0

The FY09 GWIRP is offering two award mechanisms to evaluate potential interventions
for Gulf War Illness: the Clinical Trial Award (CTA) and the Innovative Treatment
Evaluation Award (ITEA). The Clinical Trial Award described in this Program
Announcement is intended to support larger, more definitive (Phase II-III) clinical trials
of studies where preliminary and preclinical evidence indicates the potential for
substantial benefit for veterans with GWI. In contrast, the ITEA supports the initial
evaluation of a treatment or intervention in smaller, early phase or pilot clinical trials
(Phase II or I/II), and does not require preliminary data. (For information about the ITEA,
see http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding.htm.) The GWIRP Clinical Trial Award mechanism is
being offered for the second time in FY09. The CTA supports rapid execution of clinical
trials with the potential to have a significant impact on the health and lives of veterans
with GWI. The GWIRP seeks proposals that will contribute to identification of effective
interventions for GWI.

More information available here

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

DoD Gulf War Illness Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award

Expected Number of Awards:                           4
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $2,880,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $0
Award Floor:                                          $0

The FY09 GWIRP is offering two award mechanisms to evaluate potential interventions
for Gulf War Illness: the Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award (ITEA) and the
Clinical Trial Award (CTA). The ITEA described in this Program Announcement
supports the initial evaluation of a treatment or intervention in smaller, early phase or
pilot clinical trials (Phase II or I/II), and does not require preliminary data. [Note: All
studies involving interventions, regardless of design, are considered clinical trials.] In
contrast, the CTA supports proposals evaluating treatments of interventions in larger,
more definitive clinical trials (Phase II or III), where preliminary and pre-clinical
evidence indicates the potential for substantial benefit for veterans with GWI. Those
interested in applying for the CTA mechanism should review the appropriate Program
Announcement (http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp.htm).

More information available here

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




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Active Cooling Modules (ACM)

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 active cooling modules.
DoD systems are driving conflicting needs for high performance as well as reduced size
and weight. DARPA makes many investments in new technologies that can improve
performance or reduce size and weight. Unfortunately, in many cases, the power
consumption of these systems increases with each improvement. As a result, the
performance of heat rejection technology remains a key limitation in many applications.
The primary goal of this program is the development and demonstration of ideas based on
novel materials and structures that can provide tens of degrees of cooling for 100W
devices in cm-scale cooling modules with coefficient of performance (COP) of 3 or
better.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             Apr 22, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Reorganization and Plasticity to Accelerate Injury Recovery (REPAIR)

Expected Number of Awards:                         10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   Not available
Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       Not available

DARPA seeks new methods for analysis and decoding of neural signals in order to
understand how neural-based sensory stimulation could be applied to accelerate recovery
from brain injury. Ultimately, it is desired to develop models of neural codes and
temporal patterns that can provide an ability to interpret and predict changes in neural
organization through plasticity at multiple scales of measurement.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             Apr 22, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Antenna-Coupled Electromagnetic Wave Receiver with near BLIP
Performance (ACUMEN)

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


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DARPA seeks innovative proposals that address the development of antenna coupled
infrared detectors operating at room temperature and sensitive in the 3-5um spectral
band, and the design and fabrication of large area, high density focal plane arrays (FPAs)
based upon the antenna coupled detectors. The program addresses technology to establish
the feasibility of antenna coupled detectors with pixel linear dimension equal to the
detected wavelength, 5 um; the interconnection of these small size devices to read-out
integrated circuits; and imaging demonstrations with large area arrays, 2048x2048
elements. The technology is based upon collecting infrared radiation with an antenna at
each pixel, and coupling the infrared radiation into a semiconductor device with response
at the frequency of the radiation. The program integrates expertise in optical micro-
antenna and high speed semiconductor technologies with the infrared detection and focal
plane technologies, and the development of state of the art infrared imaging arrays.

More information available here

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

Centers in Integrated Photonics Engineering Research (CIPhER)

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

DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals for university research centers in the area of
integrated photonics engineering. Proposed research should investigate innovative
approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.
Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to
the existing state of practice.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:              Apr 27, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Metamaterials for Optical Domain Applications


Expected Number of Awards:                          3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    Not available
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Aerospace Components
Division (AFRL/RYD), is seeking capable sources to address an effort to enable photonic
monolithic integration through the use of metamaterial-based components. This effort


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will focus on the development of small electro-optical components that can be integrated
into existing avionics and sensor systems.

More information available here

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

N/MEMS S&T Fundamentals

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

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative
fundamental research proposals in the area of nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS)
and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices and arrays enabled by emerging
and maturing nano/micro technologies. The contemplated program on
Nanoelectromechanical /Microelectromechanical Science & Technology Fundamentals
(N/MEMS S&T Fundamentals) is seeking research by means of highly interactive, multi-
performer (university/nonprofit/industry/other) focus centers dedicated to advancing a
number of core technologies considered essential to the continuing advancement of
NEMS and MEMS technology and its transition into applications important to the
Department of Defense (DoD).

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               May 04, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

 4. DOE - Department of Energy

Biomass Research and Development Initiative

Expected Number of Awards:                           12
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $25,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $5,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $1,000,000

The purpose of the Initiative is to competitively award grants to eligible entities to carry
out research on and development and demonstration of (A): biofuels and biobased
products; and (B) the methods, practices and technologies, for the production of biofuels
and biobased products.

More information available here

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


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Advanced Water Power

Expected Number of Awards:                         15
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $12,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $1,500,000
Award Floor:                                       Not available

In order to specifically address these required elements, the Wind and Hydropower
Technologies Program has issued this funding opportunity with three separate Topic
Areas that may be funded. The three Topic Areas are: 1. Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy
Conversion Device or Component Design and Development 2. Marine and Hydrokinetic
Site-specific Environmental Studies/Information 3. Advanced Water Power Market
Acceleration Projects/Analysis and Assessments In addition a parallel Program
Announcement (PA) directed at Department of Energy Laboratories to address technical
challenges in water power development, as well as market acceptance barriers has been
issued.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             Jun 04, 2009    Back to Table of Contents



Environmental Sciences and Technology Development FOA

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

The intent of this Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory
(NETL) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to select and award projects in
FY09 that focus on (1) water resources and water management for shale gas development
as well as the science to support regulatory streamlining and permitting associated with
shale gas development and (2) technological solutions for Alaskan water management
issues arising from development of local oil and natural gas resources for use by remote
communities.

More information available here

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

State Energy Program (SEP) PY 2009 Formula Award Funding
Opportunity Announcement

Expected Number of Awards:                         Not available


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Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
Award Ceiling:                                       $0
Award Floor:                                         $0

The mission of the State Energy Program is to provide leadership to maximize the
benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy through communications and
outreach activities, technology deployment, and accessing new partnerships and
resources.

More information available here

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

RECOVERY ACT-Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy(ARPA-
E)

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
Award Ceiling:                                       $20,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $500,000

ARPA-E is a new organization within the Department of Energy (DOE), created
specifically to foster research and development (R D) of transformational energy-related
technologies. Transformational technologies are by definition technologies that disrupt
the status quo. They are not merely better than current technologies, they are significantly
better. This FOA supports the Nation apos;s need for transformational energy-related
technologies to overcome the threats posed by climate change and energy security,
arising from its reliance on traditional uses of fossil fuels and the dominant use of oil in
transportation.

More information available here

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

 5. DOI - Department of the Interior

Regulation of Surface Coal Mining and Surface Effects of Underground
Coal Mining

Expected Number of Awards:                           27
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $63,700,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $12,904,180
Award Floor:                                         $69,360

Funding is available to a State or Tribal agency with a permanent regulatory program
approved by the Secretary of the Interior has jurisdiction to regulate coal mining,


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performing program functions such as issuing mining permits, inspecting mine
operations, and enforcing mining laws. Regulatory Administration and Enforcement
grants assists States with the cost of operating their approved regulatory program. Federal
lands cooperative agreements pay States with approved regulatory programs to regulate
coal mining activities on Federal lands. Regulatory program development grants may be
awarded to States and Tribes with active coal mining but without approved regulatory
programs.

More information available here

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

Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act: National
Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $18,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

Coastal environments are important economically, generating billions of dollars annually
through such industries as commercial fishing and tourism. The National Coastal
Wetlands Conservation Grant Program provides States with a means of protecting and
restoring these valuable resources.

More information available here

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

BLM ID Idaho CWCS Continuation Projects

Expected Number of Awards:                           10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $100,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The principle purpose of the Idaho CWCS program is to promote a cost-share partnership
with the State of Idaho for the purpose of the public land management of important fish,
wildlife, rare plants and the habitat on which they depend.

More information available here

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BLM ID Implementation of the Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife
Conservation Strategy

Expected Number of Awards:                           10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $100,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

The principle purpose of the Idaho CWCS program is to promote a cost-share partnership
with the State of Idaho for the purpose of the public land management of important fish,
wildlife, rare plants and the habitat on which they depend.

More information available here

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

BLM ID Idaho Recreation and Tourism Initiative

Expected Number of Awards:                           10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $43,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $40,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

To improve public information and services associated with recreation and tourism
opportunities in Idaho through partnerships and cooperation.

More information available here

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

BLM ID Boise District Weed Projects

Expected Number of Awards:                           8
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $49,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The purpose of this grant is to control, reduce the spread of, and/or prevent invasion and
establishment of noxious weeds on public lands within the Boise District using the most
economical, appropriate, and effective weed control methods available. This funding will
allow the counties to treat BLM lands at the same time as private, state, and/or Federal
lands thereby increasing the potential for successfully controlling or containing the entire
weed infestation.

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

Wildland Urban Interface Community Assistance for Oregon/Washington
for FY 2009

Expected Number of Awards:                          10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $1,400,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $250,000
Award Floor:                                        $1

The wildland-urban interface community assistance program provides funding to state
and local governments, non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and
Tribes to reduce risk of fire in the wildland-urban interface in the vicinity of lands
managed by the DOI. This program seeks to decrease wildland fire-related losses to rural
economies through enhanced local mitigation; and to help reduce Federal, state, tribal and
local expenditures on wildland fire suppression, particularly in the wildland-urban
interface. All applications and pre-application material received by DOI bureaus within
each state are reviewed and prioritized collaboratively. Priority for, and amount of
funding awarded per grantee is based on relative need, proximity to, and partnership with
DOI lands and bureaus, and other factors.

More information available here

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


 6. DOL - Department of Labor



 7. DOS - Department of State

NEW Request for Egypt Proposals

Expected Number of Awards:                          4
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $1,300,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $1,000,000
Award Floor:                                        $300,000

Department of State Public Notice Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Request for Proposals: Egypt Programs SUMMARY The Bureau of Democracy, Human
Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals from organizations
interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy and human rights
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More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:     Jun 12, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

NEW Forensic Assistance Programs in AF, EAP, and SCA

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


The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor announces an open competition for
assistance awards. DRL requests proposals from non-profit and international
organizations interested in a grant award for projects in Africa, East Asia, and South
Central Asia. Africa.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:            Aug 14, 2009        Back to the
Table of Contents

Forensic Assistance Programs in AF, EAP, and SCA

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


The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor announces an open competition for
assistance awards. DRL requests proposals from non-profit and international
organizations interested in a grant award for projects in Africa, East Asia, and South
Central Asia. Africa.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications: Aug 14, 2009 Back to the
Table of Contents
Young Turkey/Young America: A New Relationship for a New Age

Expected Number of Awards:                         2
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $500,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $250,000
Award Floor:                                      Not available

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new exchange program for
Turkish and American young people while in Ankara on March 7, 2009. This two part



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program, called ―Young Turkey/Young America: A New Relationship for a New Age,‖
will bring 20 to 30 emerging leaders (ages 20-35) from the two countries together to
develop grassroots initiatives that will positively impact people‘s lives and will result in
stronger ties between the two nations. ECA is seeking proposals from qualified applicants
for two separate programs. The Bureau expects total funding in the amount of $500,000
to be available. ECA expects to award a total of two grants in this competition of up to
$250,000, one for each topic. The first project ―Political Challenges for Future Leaders‖
will enable 10-15 young professionals from Turkey and the United States to participate in
a structured binational dialogue on foreign policy issues of importance to both countries,
both face-to-face and via the full range of communication media.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jun 04, 2009 Back to Table of Contents


 8. DOJ - Department of Justice

NEW OJJDP FY 09 Tribal Youth Field Initiated Research and Evaluation
Program

Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:                                $500,000
Award Floor:                                  $0

This initiative is especially interested in applications to conduct evaluation studies that
identify effective and promising delinquency prevention, intervention, and treatment
programs for tribal youth including those that assist tribal youth in enhancing their own
cultural knowledge and awareness.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jun 15, 2009   Back to Table of Contents

NEW OJJDP FY 09 Tribal Youth National Mentoring Program

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

This solicitation invites applicants to propose initiatives that will support the
development, maturation, and expansion of community programs that provide mentoring
services to tribal youth populations that are underserved due to location, shortage of
mentors, emotional or behavioral challenges of the targeted population, or other
situations identified by the federally recognized tribes.


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More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jun 15, 2009    Back to Table of Contents

NEW OJJDP FY 09 Training and Technical Assistance for Tribal Juvenile
Detention and Reentry Green Program

Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:                               $600,000
Award Floor:                                 $0

A primary focus of this demonstration program is to assist tribes as they develop
partnerships with universities and/or organizations to implement green technologies and
environmentally sustainable activities as part of their reentry program. The reentry
program will also provide opportunities for tribes to develop these partnerships for long-
term benefit, both in terms of environmental impact and economic advantage and cost-
savings.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:          Jun 15, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

NEW NIJ FY 09 Fundamental Research to Improve Understanding of the
Accuracy, Reliability, and Measurement Validity of Forensic Science
Disciplines

Expected Number of Awards:                           15
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:                                       $0
Award Floor:                                         $0

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 seeks qualified applicants
to conduct research to improve the understanding of the accuracy, reliability, and
measurement validity in the forensic science disciplines.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:           Jun 22, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

NEW CCDO FY 10 Weed and Seed Communities Competitive Program
Guide

Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:



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Award Ceiling:                                    $150,000
Award Floor:                                      $0

The Weed and Seed strategy aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, criminal
drug-related activity, and gang activity. The Weed and Seed strategy is a community-
based, comprehensive multi-agency approach. Four elements make up the two-pronged
Weed and Seed Strategy: Law Enforcement; Community Policing; Prevention,
Intervention, and Treatment; and Neighborhood Restoration.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:       Dec 01, 2009    Back to Table of Contents

NEW Women Offenders: Gender Responsive Approaches to Risk and
Need Assessment

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

The National Institute of Corrections is seeking through a cooperative agreement award
to fund further support, development and dissemination of the Women‘s Risk and Need
Assessment Instruments. The Women‘s Risk and Need Assessment Instruments were
developed via a cooperative agreement with a national university and include gender
responsive assessments for use in institutional settings and community settings
(probation, parole).

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:     Jun 24, 2009 Back to table of Contents


Recovery Act Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program
Grants

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

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), is pleased to announce that it is
seeking applications for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009 (―Recovery Act‖). Pursuant to the Protect Our Children Act of 2008 (Public Law
110-401), the Recovery Act – OJJDP Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task
Force Program seeks to maintain and expand state and regional ICAC task forces to
address technology-facilitated child exploitation.


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More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               This grant program is still under
development.                                                         Back to Table of Contents

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) State Program

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

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of
Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding
under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (―Recovery Act‖). The
Recovery Act – Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) State Program
allows states and territories to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control
crime and to improve the criminal justice system. The Recovery Act – State JAG
program will solicit applications from eligible states and territories, for various
initiatives, including, but not limited to, technical assistance, training, personnel,
equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, as
well as research and evaluation activities that will improve or enhance: law enforcement
programs; prosecution and court programs; prevention and education programs;
corrections and community corrections programs; drug treatment and enforcement
programs; planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and crime
victim and witness programs.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               TBD    Back to Table of Contents



OJJDP FY 09 Mentoring Research Program

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
Award Ceiling:                                       $3,500,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) seeks to enhance
what is known about mentoring as a prevention strategy for juvenile delinquency. While
mentoring appears to be a promising intervention for disadvantaged youth, more
evaluation work is needed to determine the components of a mentoring program that are
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evaluate the effectiveness of paid versus volunteer mentors within an existing mentoring
program.

More information available here

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

OJJDP FY 09 VOCA Children's Advocacy Centers Membership and
Accreditation Program

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

The OJJDP FY 09 VOCA Children‘s Advocacy Centers Membership and Accreditation
Program will provide funding to support a national membership and accreditation
organization for children‘s advocacy center programs. Children‘s Advocacy Centers
provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams
composed of representatives from the statutorily mandated and other involved agencies.
The funding will enable the successful applicant to provide services to a national
membership body and to implement standards for program accreditation.

More information available here

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

OJJDP FY 09 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Training and Technical
Assistance

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

Since 1998, the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program‘s training and
technical assistance initiative has supported state and local efforts to prohibit the sale of
alcoholic beverages to minors and the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages
by minors, defined as persons under 21 years old. The successful applicant will provide
training and technical assistance support to state and local EUDL programs and other
entities, as directed by Congress or the Office of Justice Programs.

More information available here

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OJJDP FY 09 VOCA Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse
Prosecutors

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,700,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

The OJJDP FY 09 VOCA Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse
Prosecutors program will fund a national training and technical assistance program for
attorneys and others involved in the criminal prosecution of child abuse in order to
enhance the effectiveness of the investigation and prosecution of such crimes.

More information available here

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

OJJDP FY 09 VOCA Children’s Advocacy Centers Subgrant Program

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

The OJJDP FY 09 VOCA Children‘s Advocacy Centers Subgrant Program will provide
funding to manage a national grant awards program for local children‘s advocacy center
programs. Children‘s Advocacy Centers provide a coordinated response to victims of
child abuse through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from the
statutorily mandated and other involved agencies.

More information available here

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

OJJDP FY 09 Mentoring Initiative for Foster Care Youth

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
Award Ceiling:                                        $500,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

One of the major challenges that foster care children often face in their personal
development is the lack of the involvement of a consistent, caring adult in their lives. The
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will assist communities
in establishing or expanding mentoring and support services for youth in foster care and
foster care youth involved in the juvenile justice system.


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More information available here

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

OJJDP FY 09 Improving Community Response to the Commercial Sexual
Exploitation of Children

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
Award Ceiling:                                       $500,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

The purpose of this program is to support selected communities in combating the
commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), including youth under 18, by
improving training and coordination activities within the community. OJJDP will also
assist participating communities in developing policies and procedures to identify CSEC
victims, adopting best practices for addressing CSEC, and completing a needs assessment
to identify and fill gaps in local service provision to victims, such as mental and physical
health services and temporary shelter.

More information available here

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

OJJDP FY 09 Gang Prevention Youth Mentoring Program

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
Award Ceiling:                                       $500,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

OJJDP seeks applicants to establish mentoring programs that offer a mixture of core
services and engage youth with activities that enable them to practice healthy behaviors
within a positive pro-social peer group. The target population should be youth at risk of
gang activity, delinquency, and youth violence. This program should develop and
strengthen protective factors against gang involvement and other problem behaviors. It
can be based in a school or community setting. Successful applicants will include
organizations, local school districts, and communities dealing with demonstrated gang
problems who are a part of a communitywide strategy to combat gang activity.

More information available here

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




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OJJDP FY 09 Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
Award Ceiling:                                       $625,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

The Second Chance Act (P.L. 110-199) authorizes grants to government agencies and
nonprofit groups to provide employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing,
family programming, mentoring, victims support, and other services to help adult and
juvenile ex-offenders make a successful transition from incarceration to the community.
In support of the goals of the Second Chance Act, OJJDP will provide grants to support
mentoring and other transitional services essential to reintegrating juvenile offenders into
the community. The grants will be used for mentoring juvenile offenders during
confinement, through transition back to the community, and post-release; transitional
services to assist the reintegration of youth offenders into the community; and training in
offender and victims issues.

More information available here

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

 9. DOT - Department of Transportation

NEW Promote Pharmacist Education on Potentially Driver Impairing
Drugs

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

The objective of this cooperative agreement is to ensure the longevity of the online
training course on potentially-driver-impairing drugs and to see that is remains relevant
beyond its current CE certification. NHTSA wishes to partner with an organization that
can promote the course to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and enable the
recertification of the course at the end of its current certification.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jun 15, 2009     Back to Table of Contents

NEW PHMSA HMEP States & Territories

Expected Number of Awards:                    56
Estimated Total Program Funding:              $21,165,417



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Award Ceiling:                              $1,050,000
Award Floor:                                $50,000

The Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety and Security Reauthorization Act of 2005
authorizes the U.S. DOT to provide assistance to public sector employees through
training and planning grants to States, Territories, and Native American tribes for
emergency response. The purpose of this grant program is to increase State, Territorial,
Tribal, and local effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials
accidents and incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and
Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), and encourage a comprehensive
approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of
responses to transportation situations.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jul 01, 2009     Back to Table of Contents


NEW PHMSA HMEP Native American Tribes

Expected Number of Awards:                  15
Estimated Total Program Funding:            $634,583
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:

The Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety and Security Reauthorization Act of 2005
authorizes the U.S. DOT to provide assistance to public sector employees through
training and planning grants to States, Territories, and Native American tribes for
emergency response. The purpose of this grant program is to increase State, Territorial,
Tribal, and local effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials
accidents and incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and
Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), and encourage a comprehensive
approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of
responses to transportation situations.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jul 01, 2009   Back to the table of Contents

NEW PHMSA HMEP SPSTG

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

The purpose of the program is to increase the number of hazardous materials training
instructors, thereby increasing the number of training instructors available to conduct


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hazardous materials responder training programs for individuals with statutory
responsibility to respond to hazardous materials accidents and incidents.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jul 01, 2009 Back to the Table of Contents


NEW PHMSA HMIT

Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $250,000

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announces the
availability of funds and solicitation of applications for grants to be awarded under the
Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT) Grants Program for fiscal year 2010.
The HMIT Grants Program is open to non-profit hazardous materials employee
organizations demonstrating expertise in conducting a training program for hazmat
employees, and the ability to reach a target population of hazmat employees. For the
purposes of the HMIT Grants program, an "employee organization" is a labor union,
association, group, or similar organization the members of which are hazardous materials
employees and the stated purpose of which is to represent hazmat employees.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jul 01, 2009 Back to the Table of Contents

NEW Fuel Tax Evasion Intergovernmental Enforcement Efforts

Expected Number of Awards: 12
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $10,000

Funding Opportunity Text Description: Under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) passed in 2005;
Congress increased funding for Highway Use Tax Evasion Projects to assist in the
enforcement of excise tax evasion at the Federal and State level. As part of the
legislation, a new program was created entitled Intergovernmental Enforcement Efforts.
Annually, $2 million in funds will be awarded through the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA). In FY 2008 thirteen grants were awarded ranging from $41,000
to $230,000. These grants went to States with innovative proposals for increasing
collaboration and coordination among several public agencies to combat motor fuel tax
evasion.

More Information Available Here


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

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



Federal CVISN Deployment Grant Program

Expected Number of Awards:                          46
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $25,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $3,500,000
Award Floor:                                        Not Available

The Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) grant funding is
authorized by Section 4126 of SAFETEA–LU. The expected level of funding for CVISN
in FY 2009 is $25,000,000. This is a discretionary grant program that provides funding
for States and the District of Columbia to deploy, operate, and maintain elements of their
CVISN programs, including commercial vehicle, commercial driver, and carrier-specific
information systems and networks. The agency in each State and the District of Columbia
that is designated as the primary agency responsible for the development,
implementation, and maintenance of CVISN-related systems is eligible to apply for grant
funding.

More Information Available Here

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

The Performance and Registration Information Systems Management
(PRISM)

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not available


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Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $5,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The program is designed to enable a State to determine if a motor carrier or registrant has
been ordered to cease interstate operations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration (FMCSA) when that carrier or registrant applies for or renews interstate
license plates, or while the registration is in effect.

More information available here

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

Demonstration Projects and Technology Advancements for Positive Train
Control (PTC)

Expected Number of Awards:                           5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $500,000
Award Floor:                                         $25,000

Adoption and application of new technology in railroad services is a key focus in the
FRA Research and Development program. One particular area of new development to
help achieving this goal is in the advanced train control system and dispatching system,
such as the new concept of Positive Train Control (PTC), which uses microprocessors,
advanced navigation and tracking systems, and wireless technology to interconnect the
various segments of railroad operation to virtually eliminate train to train collision and
over-speed derailments, as well as to provide roadway worker protection.

More information available here

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

Performance and           Registration      Information       Systems      Management
(PRISM) FY 2009

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

The program is designed to enable a State to determine if a motor carrier or registrant has
been ordered to cease interstate operations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration (FMCSA) when that carrier or registrant applies for or renews interstate
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More information available here

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

Recovery Act - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): Tribal
Transit Program

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $17,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $17,000,000
Award Floor:                                        $0

FTA will be accepting discretionary applications for funds made available under the
―American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009‖ (Pub. L. 111-5; ―ARRA‖) to the
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program). The
ARRA was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009. Goals of
the statute include the preservation and creation of jobs and promotion of an economic
recovery, as well as the investment in transportation, environmental protection, and other
infrastructure providing long-term economic benefits. The ARRA, Tribal Transit
program purpose is to provide funding to federally recognized Indian Tribes for public
transportation capital projects for use in public transportation. Under ARRA, $17 million
is available for discretionary award.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:              To be determined
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Recovery Act-Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy
Reduction

Expected Number of Awards:                          30
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $100,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $100,000,000
Award Floor:                                        $0

This program will provide grants to public transit agencies for capital investments that
will assist in reducing the energy consumption or greenhouse gas emissions of their
public transit agencies.

More information available here

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PHMSA HMEP States & Territories

Expected Number of Awards:                           56
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $21,165,417
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,050,000
Award Floor:                                         $50,000

The Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety and Security Reauthorization Act of 2005
authorizes the U.S. DOT to provide assistance to public sector employees through
training and planning grants to States, Territories, and Native American tribes for
emergency response. The purpose of this grant program is to increase State, Territorial,
Tribal, and local effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials
accidents and incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and
Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), and encourage a comprehensive
approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of
responses to transportation situations.

More information available here

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

TIGER Grants for Surface Transportation

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,500,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $300,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $20,000,000

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               TBD            Back to Table of Contents


 10.ED - U.S. Department of Education

NEW Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program CFDA
84.031S

Expected Number of Awards:                           29
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $16,914,300
Award Ceiling:                                       $700,000
Award Floor:

Institutions of higher education (IHES) that qualify as eligible HSIs are eligible to apply
for new Individual Development Grants and Cooperative Arrangement Development
Grants under the HSI Program.



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More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jun 15, 2009 Back to the Table of Contents

Office of Innovation and Improvement; Overview Information: State
Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program

Expected Number of Awards:                           4
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $14,782,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

This program provides grants to eligible States to help them establish or enhance, and
administer, per-pupil facilities aid programs for charter schools. States eligible for these
grants are those with per-pupil aid programs that assist charter schools with their school
facility costs. Applications for grants under the State Charter School Facilities Incentive
Grants Program, CFDA number 84.282D, must be submitted electronically using the
Governmentwide Grants.gov.

More information available here

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

Office of Innovation and Improvement; Overview Information: Teacher
Quality Partnership Grants Program – Recovery Act (ARRA) CFDA
(84.405A)

Expected Number of Awards:                           50
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $100,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

These supplemental funds, appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009 (ARRA), are intended to help stimulate the American economy. The Teacher
Quality Partnership program seeks to improve the quality of new teachers working in
high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) and high-need schools by creating
successful and high-quality model Pre-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation programs
and/or Teaching Residency programs for those qualified to begin teaching. Projects may
also include a school leadership component to train superintendents, principals, early
childhood educator program directors and other school leaders in high-need or rural
LEAs. Initiatives to support development of digital education content, to improve the
quality of pre-baccalaureate teacher preparation programs, and/or to enhance the quality
of pre-service training for prospective teachers are also supported.The purpose of ARRA
is (1) To preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; (2) To assist those
most impacted by the recession; (3) To provide investments needed to increase economic
efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; (4) To invest in



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transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-
term economic benefits; and (5) To stabilize State and local government budgets, in order
to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and
local tax increases.

More information available here

Closing Date for Applications:                      TBD     Back to Table of Contents

Education Research Program-Schedule 84.305A-1 CFDA 84.305A

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

The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute's
FY 2010 competitions for grants to support education research and special education
research. The Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of
2002, title I of Public Law 107-279. The intent of these grants is to provide national
leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of education from
early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education. Purpose of
Program: The central purpose of the Institute's research grant programs is to provide
parents, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and the general public with
reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and
improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students.

More information available here

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

Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies Program-
Schedule 84.305E

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

The central purpose of the Institute's research grant programs is to provide parents,
educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and the general public with reliable and
valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic
achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. In carrying out its
grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of
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More information available here

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

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information:
Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Program – Recovery Act (ARRA)
CFDA 84.401

Expected Number of Awards:                           40
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $60,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

Grants awarded under the Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program provide
funds for emergency repairs and modernization of school facilities to certain eligible
local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive Impact Aid funds. Approved construction
activities, include the preparation of drawings and specifications for school facilities;
erecting, building, acquiring, altering, remodeling, repairing, or extending school
facilities. The purpose of ARRA is (1) To preserve and create jobs and promote
economic recovery; (2) To assist those most impacted by the recession; (3) To provide
investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances
in science and health; (4) To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other
infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and (5) To stabilize State
and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential
services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. Award recipients are legally
obligated to meet specific reporting requirements established by the Act.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Rolling application deadline
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Institute of Education Sciences; Overview Information:Statewide
Longitudinal Data Systems - Recovery Act (ARRA) CFDA 84.384A

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $245,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $20,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $2,000,000

The purpose of ARRA is (1) To preserve and create jobs and promote economic
recovery; (2) To assist those most impacted by the recession; (3) To provide investments
needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science
and health; (4) To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other
infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and (5) To stabilize State



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and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential
services and counterproductive state and local tax increases.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:              Rolling application deadlines
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Office of Elementary & Secondary Education; Overview Information:
Teacher Incentive Fund Program- Recovery Act (ARRA) CFDA 84.385

Expected Number of Awards:                          15
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $200,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The goals of the Teacher Incentive Fund program include:• Improving student
achievement by increasing teacher and principal effectiveness; • Reforming teacher and
principal compensation systems so that teachers and principals are rewarded for increases
in student achievement; • Increasing the number of effective teachers teaching poor,
minority, and disadvantaged students in hard-to-staff subjects; and • Creating sustainable
performance-based compensation systems.The purpose of ARRA is (1) To preserve and
create jobs and promote economic recovery; (2) To assist those most impacted by the
recession; (3) To provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring
technological advances in science and health; (4) To invest in transportation,
environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic
benefits; and (5) To stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize
and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax
increases. Award recipients are legally obligated to meet specific reporting requirements
established by the Act.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:              Rolling application deadlines
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Special Education Research Program-Schedule

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

The central purpose of the Institute's research grant programs is to provide parents,
educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and the general public with reliable and
valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic


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achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. In carrying out its
grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of
demonstrated national need.

More information available here

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

Special Education Research and Development Centers Program-Schedule
84.324C CFDA 84.324C

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

The central purpose of the Institute's research grant programs is to provide parents,
educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and the general public with reliable and
valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic
achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. In carrying out its
grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of
demonstrated national need. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
84.324A-1.

More information available here

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

Territories and Freely Associated States Education Grant (T&FASEG)
Program CFDA 84.256A

Expected Number of Awards:                          4
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $4,750,000
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The Territories and Freely Associated States Education Grant (T&FASEG) program
supports projects to raise student achievement through direct educational services. Grants
are awarded competitively to local educational agencies (LEAs) in the U.S. Territories
(American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the
U.S. Virgin Islands) and the Republic of Palau. The LEA may use grant funds to carry
out activities authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as
amended (ESEA), including teacher training, curriculum development, the development
or acquisition of instructional materials, and general school improvement and reform.
Under the T&FASEG program, the Secretary awards grants for projects to-- (a) Conduct
activities consistent with the programs described in the ESEA, including the types of


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activities authorized under-- (1) Title I of the ESEA--Improving the Academic
Achievement of the Disadvantaged. (2) Title II of the ESEA--Preparing, Training, and
Recruiting High-Quality Teachers and Principals. (3) Title III of the ESEA--Language
Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students. (4) Title IV of the
ESEA--21st Century Schools. (5) Title V of the ESEA--Promoting Informed Parental
Choice and Innovative Programs; and (b) Provide direct educational services that assist
all students with meeting challenging State academic achievement standards. Note: The
Secretary interprets the term ``direct educational services'' to mean-- (1) Activities that
are designed to improve student achievement or the quality of education; and (2)
Instructional services for students and teacher training.

More information available here

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

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program CFDA 84.133S

Expected Number of Awards:                             15
Estimated Total Program Funding:                       $2,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $500,000
Award Floor:                                          Not available

Phase II must expand on the results of and further pursue the development of the Phase I
project. Phase II is the principal research or research and development effort. It requires a
more comprehensive application than the Phase I application and must outline the effort
in detail including its commercial potential.

More information available here

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



 11.EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

NEW Early Career Projects: Advancing Public Health Protection through
Water Infrastructure Sustainability


Expected Number of Awards:                            8
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $6,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $600,000
Award Floor:                                          $300,000

This initiative is especially interested in applications to conduct evaluation studies that
identify effective and promising delinquency prevention, intervention, and treatment


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programs for tribal youth including those that assist tribal youth in enhancing their own
cultural knowledge and awareness.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jun 15, 2009       Back to Table of Contents

NEW Advancing Public Health Protection through Water Infrastructure
Sustainability

Expected Number of Awards:                           8
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $6,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $600,000
Award Floor:                                         $300,000

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve
Results (STAR) program, is seeking new and innovative research applications that link
opportunities to advance public health protection with improvements in the condition and
function of the water infrastructure.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:        Aug 17, 2009      Back to Table of Contents

NEW Region 8 Wetland Program Development Grants

Expected Number of Awards:                           10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,800,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $200,000
Award Floor:                                         $25,000

The Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) for Regions, initiated in FY90,
provide applicants an opportunity to carry out projects to develop and refine
comprehensive wetland programs. The authority for the grant program is Section
104(b)(3) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) which restricts the use of these grant funds to
improving wetland programs by conducting or promoting the coordination and
acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys,
and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination
of water pollution. All proposed projects must be linked to environmental results and
demonstrate how they will contribute to the ultimate goals of healthy communities and
ecosystems.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jun 26, 2009      Back to Table of Contents

NEW 2009 for Targeted Grants to Reduce Childhood Lead Poisoning

Expected Number of Awards:                   20


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Estimated Total Program Funding:            $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                              $100,000
Award Floor:                                $25,000

EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible entities to conduct activities to reduce
incidences of childhood lead poisoning in vulnerable populations, projects will address
the following goals: (1) reduce lead poisoning in areas with high incidences of elevated
blood-lead levels through outreach and education; (2) identify and reduce lead poisoning
in under-studied areas with high potential for undocumented elevated blood-lead levels
through data gathering and monitoring; and (3) develop tools to address unique and
challenging issues in lead poisoning prevention, especially tools that are replicable and
scalable for other areas.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:      Aug 14, 2009 Back to the Table of Contents

Understanding the Role of Nonchemical Stressors and Developing Analytic
Methods for Cumulative Risk Assessments

Expected Number of Awards:                          9
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $8,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $750,000
Award Floor:                                       Not available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve
Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications from interdisciplinary teams to address
research needs that currently limit the ability to conduct cumulative risk assessments.
Exposure to different combinations of environmental stressors can contribute to increased
risk for negative health consequences.

More information available here

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


Joint US – UK Research Program: Environmental                                Behavior,
Bioavailability and Effects of Manufactured Nanomaterials

Expected Number of Awards:                         2
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $4,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       Not available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve
Results (STAR) program, in conjunction with the UK Environmental Nanoscience
Initiative (UKENI) [a collaborative initiative funded by the UK Natural Environment


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Research Council (NERC); the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC); the UK Government Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(DEFRA); and the Environment Agency of England and Wales)], is seeking joint
applications from US and UK partners that: propose integrated model(s) of fate, behavior,
bioavailability and effects for several important and representative nanomaterial classes
over key environmental pathways using intrinsic material properties and life cycle
analysis as a starting point for model development; validate and refine these model(s)
through interdisciplinary research, addressing key assumptions and areas of uncertainty;
and develop effective methods and tools to detect, assess, and monitor the presence of
nanomaterials in biological and environmental samples.

More information available here

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

Healthy Indoor Environments (2009)

Expected Number of Awards:                          5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $150,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $50,000
Award Floor:                                        $5,000

Grants awarded under this announcement may involve Geospatial Information. Notice of
Request for Proposals for Projects to be Funded from the Multimedia Planning and
Permitting Division, Healthy Indoor Environments Projects for Region 6 - CFDA 66.034
- Surveys, Studies, Investigations, Demonstration and Special Purpose Activities Relating
to the Clean Air Act. EPA Region 6 is soliciting proposals from eligible organizations to
fund projects to reduce the public‘s exposure to common indoor environmental hazards
and address at least one of the following program priority areas: 1. Outreach and training
projects that result in effective Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) management practices in
schools; 2. Education of asthmatics and/or their caregivers concerning environmental
triggers through home, daycare, community, and school interventions; or 3. Training of
healthcare professionals, community workers, and other trained individuals on
environmental management of asthma so they can counsel people with asthma.

More information available here

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

Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) Administrator; Request for
Applications

Expected Number of Awards:                          1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $195,000
Award Floor:                                        Not available


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EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is soliciting proposals for an Administrator to
support the Tribal pesticide Program Council (TPPC). The TPPC is a forum for tribal
pesticide and environmental officials to raise pesticide program implementation issues to
EPA, offer input on national pesticide policy that affects tribes, offer a network for tribal
pesticide officials to share information, and promote and enhance tribal pesticide program
development.

More information available here

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


Fiscal Year 2009 Request for Proposals to Coordinate Regional Pollution
Prevention Information Network Centers

Expected Number of Awards:                            1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $230,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $115,000
Award Floor:                                          Not available

The Regional centers collaborate with State and local technical assistance providers to
share pollution prevention (P2) information and training nationwide. The coordinator
shall be able to provide leadership in the following areas: 1) measurement and evaluation
of center activities and outcomes, 2) promoting efficiency and supporting information
technology among the centers, and 3) assisting centers in marketing their services.
Documenting the effectiveness of the Regional centers will be crucial in the next two
years, to respond to recommendations from the 2008 evaluation of the program.

More information available here

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

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Regional Partnership Projects

Expected Number of Awards:                            50
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $333,000
Award Floor:                                          $50,000

An estimated amount of up to $3,000,000 depending on Agency funding levels and other
applicable considerations for approximately 10 to 50 cooperative agreements may be
awarded under this announcement to eligible applicants for projects that improve the
health of the Gulf of Mexico by addressing improved water quality and public health,
priority coastal habitat conservation and restoration, more effective coastal environmental
education, improved ecosystems integration and assessment, strategic nutrient reductions,


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and coastal community resilience. Projects must actively involve stakeholders and focus
on support and implementation of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Governors‘ Action Plan II
for Healthy and Resilient Coasts.

More information available here

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

Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) Regional Grants

Expected Number of Awards:                             10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                       $500,000
Award Ceiling:                                         Not available
Award Floor:                                           Not available

EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) in coordination with the EPA Regional
Offices, is soliciting proposals to further the pesticide risk reduction goals of the Pesticide
Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP). Proposed projects must address
implementation of integrated pest management approaches that reduce the risks
associated with pesticide use in an agricultural or nonagricultural setting and demonstrate
the importance and relevancy of the project to the goals of PESP.

More information available here

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

 12.HHS - Department of Health and Human Services

NEW Assets for Independence Demonstration Program

Expected Number of Awards:                     65
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. A modification to the announcement published on
December 11, 2007. The modificaiton established June 25 as an additional due date for
applications in Fiscal (and calendar) Years 2008, 2009, and 2010 . Please see the full
announcement and modification for full details on application requirements and due
dates.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:         Jun 25, 2009       Back to Table of Contents


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NEW Translation and/or Commercialization of Musculoskeletal and Skin
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Research SBIR [R43/R44]

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

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
issues this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit Small Business
Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that
propose to accelerate translation and/or commercialization of musculoskeletal and skin
tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research. The focus of this FOA is on pre-
clinical studies with potential to immediately lead to phase I human clinical trials, or on
development of pre-clinical animal models to assess safety and efficacy of potential
commercial products in musculoskeletal and skin tissue engineering and regenerative
medicine. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the SBIR (R43/R44) grant
mechanisms for Phase I and Phase II. This FOA does not support Fast Track applications.
Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The estimated amount of funds
available for support of 3-5 projects awarded as a result of this announcement is $1.5
million total costs for fiscal year 2010. Future year amounts will depend on annual
appropriations.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:       Nov 19, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

NEW Women's Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
(R01)

Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:

In this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Institute of Mental
Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Eunice Kennedy
Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, encourage research on women's mental
health in relation to pregnancy and the postpartum period. As illustrated by a few highly
publicized cases, the consequences of severe untreated postpartum depression and
psychosis can be devastating for individuals, families, and communities. A recent
evidence-based practice report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
noted that depression is also prevalent during pregnancy as well as the postpartum period,
therefore research that occurs throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period (the
perinatal period) is encouraged.


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More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:      May 07, 2012 Back to the Table of Contents

NEW Community Services Block Grant Training and Technical
Assistance Program: Capacity-Building for Ongoing CSBG Programs and
Strategic Planning and Coordination Supported by the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Expected Number of Awards: 96
Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,040,000
Award Ceiling: $80,000
Award Floor: $0

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services
(OCS) solicits applications for grant awards to fund up to 48 Statewide capacity-building
collaborations. Each Statewide collaboration will include the following two major
component areas: 1) Capacity-Building for Ongoing CSBG Programs, 2) Strategic
Planning and Coordination supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
of 2009 (ARRA).

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jun 12, 2009 Back to the Table of Contents


NEW Public Health Conference Support Program

Expected Number of Awards: 3
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,500,000
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0

The purpose of the program is to provide partial support for specific non-Federal
conferences in the area of Global Health, Management Training for Global Health, and
Field Epidemiology Training Programs for International Health including the Global
Conference, Regional Conferences and the EIS International Night for COGH.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jun 30, 2009 Back to the Table of Contents


Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants in Kidney or Urologic
Diseases (R21)

Expected Number of Awards:                         Not Available


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Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                                       $200,000
Award Floor:                                         Not Available

This FOA issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases, National Institutes of Health, encourages Exploratory/Development Research
Grants (R21) that propose small scale or pilot and feasibility clinical and translational
research studies, including epidemiological studies or clinical trials related to kidney or
urologic disease research that address important clinical and translational questions and
are potentially of high clinical and public health impact. It is anticipated that some
projects supported by these grants may lead to full-scale clinical studies including
diagnostic strategies, epidemiological studies, or randomized clinical trials of diagnosis,
prevention, or treatment of kidney or urologic diseases. Mechanism of Support. This
FOA will utilize the NIH Exploratory/Development Research (R21) 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.

More information available here

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

Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award (K05)

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

The purpose of the Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award (K05) is intended to
provide protected time for outstanding senior scientists who have demonstrated a
sustained high level of productivity conducting biomedical research relevant to the
scientific mission of the appropriate institute to focus on their research and to provide
mentoring of new investigators. The overall goal of NIH-supported career development
programs is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists are available in
adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the Nation's biomedical,
behavioral, and clinical research needs. Mechanism of Support: This Funding
Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will utilize the NIH Senior Scientist Award (K05)
mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards: The total amount to be
awarded by the participating ICs and the number of awards will depend upon the quality
and merit of applications received and the availability of funds.

More information available here

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




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Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities (R21)

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) is intended to support substance abuse
services research or hazard exposure related research in rapidly evolving areas (e.g.,
changes in service systems, health care financing, policy, etc) where opportunities for
empirical study are, by their very natures, only available through expedited award of
support.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:        Multiple Receipt Dates       Back to Table of
Contents



Small Grant Program for Conference Support (R13)

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

AHRQ seeks to support conferences that help to further its mission to improve the
quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. The types
of conferences eligible for support include: 1) Research development - conferences where
issues or challenges in the delivery of health services are defined and a research agenda
or strategy for studying them is developed; 2) Design and methodology - conferences
where methodological and technical issues of major importance in the field of health
services research are addressed or new designs and methodologies are developed; 3)
Dissemination conferences - where research findings are summarized and communicated
broadly to organizations and individuals that have the capability to use the information to
improve the outcomes, quality, access to, and cost and utilization of health care services;
and/or, 4) Research Training, Infrastructure and Career Development-conferences where
research faculty and students are brought together with users of research to develop, share
and disseminate research products, experiences, curricula, syllabi, approaches or core
competencies required to train individuals from multi- and interdisciplinary backgrounds
or prepare developing or emerging research institutions to conduct and translate research
related to fostering improvements in health care delivery in the US.

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

12.6. NINDS Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34)

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

The NINDS seeks to fund high quality clinical trials to evaluate treatments for
neurological disorders. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites
applications under the NINDS Clinical Trial Planning Grant Program, the purpose of
which is to provide support for the organization of activities critical for the successful
implementation of high-risk, complex, or large-scale clinical trials. The planning grant is
intended to (a) allow for early peer review for the rationale and design of the proposed
clinical trial; (b) provide support for the development of a detailed manual of operations
and procedures; and (c) provide support to develop essential elements of a clinical trial,
such as the development of tools for data management and oversight of the research, the
definition of recruitment strategies, the finalization of the protocol, analytical techniques,
facilities, administrative procedures, obtaining IND/IDE, and the establishment of
collaborative arrangements. The purpose of the NINDS planning grant is not to obtain
preliminary data or to conduct pilot studies to support the rationale or the clinical trial.
The expected product of the planning grant is a detailed clinical trial research plan
including a complete manual of operations and procedures. Included in the planning grant
application must be a completed study protocol and projected direct costs for the future
phase III trial.

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Collaborative R34s for Pilot Studies of Innovative Treatments in Mental
Disorders (Collaborative R34)

Expected Number of Awards:                            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                                        $225,000
Award Floor:                                          Not Available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of
Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (NCCAM), seeks to support collaborative preliminary intervention studies to
evaluate the feasibility, tolerability, acceptability and safety of novel mechanism drug


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candidates, promising investigational new drugs (INDs), or novel psychosocial strategies
for the treatment of mental disorders and for obtaining the preliminary data needed as a
pre-requisite to larger-scale (efficacy or effectiveness) intervention or services studies.
This FOA should be used when at least two but no more than three sites are needed to
complete the study. The collaborating studies should be organized in order to increase
sample size, accelerate recruitment, and/or increase sample diversity and representation.
For a linked set of collaborative R34s, each site shall have its own Project
Director/Principal Investigator and provide for a mechanism for cross-site coordination,
quality control, database management, statistical analysis, and reporting.

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Imaging - Science Track Award for Research Transition (I/START)

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not Available
Award Ceiling:                                       $150,000
Award Floor:                                         Not Available

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Drug
Abuse encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications to facilitate the entry of
investigators to the area of neuroimaging, including both new investigators and
established investigators seeking to adopt neuroimaging methodologies in their research
programs. The R03 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out
in a short period of time with limited resources. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will
utilize the NIH Small Research Grant (R03) award mechanism. Funds Available and
Anticipated Number of Awards. 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:               Jan 07, 2012    Back to Table of Contents

NINR Mentored Research Scientist Development                                Award         for
Underrepresented or Disadvantaged Investigators (K01)

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



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The overall goal of NIH-supported career development programs is to help ensure that a
diverse pool of highly trained scientists are available in adequate numbers and in
appropriate research areas to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical
research needs. The purpose of the NINR Mentored Research Scientist Development
Award for Underrepresented or Disadvantaged Investigators (K01) is to provide support
and protected time (three, four, or five years) for an intensive, supervised career
development experience in the bomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to
research independence. Mechanism of Support: This Funding Opportunity
Announcement (FOA) will utilize the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development
Award (K01) mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards: The total
amount to be awarded by the participating ICs and the number of awards will depend
upon the quality and merit of applications received and the availability of funds.

More information available here

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The Bernard Osher Foundation/NCCAM CAM Practitioner Research
Career Development Award (K01)

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

The specific purpose of this research career development Award (K01) is to provide
research training support for CAM Practitioners with clinical doctorates, who have had
limited opportunities for research training, but a strong desire to pursue a career in CAM
research. The long term goal is to encourage more CAM practitioners to enter research
careers, thus enriching CAM research through their experience and knowledge of CAM
practice. This award will provide support and protected time (three, four, or five years)
for intensive, supervised career development research experience in the biomedical,
behavioral, or clinical sciences related to complementary and alternative medicine
(CAM). Mechanism of Support: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will
utilize the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) mechanism.
Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards: The total amount to be awarded by
NCCAM and the number of awards will depend upon the quality and merit of
applications received and the availability of funds.

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Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54)

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not Available


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Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $20,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not Available
Award Floor:                                         Not Available

The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) initiative assists institutions to
create an integrated academic home for Clinical and Translational Science that has the
resources to train and advance multi- and inter-disciplinary investigators and research
teams with access to innovative research tools and information technologies that apply
new knowledge and techniques to patient care. Clinical and Translational Science
Awards (CTSAs) attract basic, translational, and clinical investigators, community
clinicians, clinical practices, networks, professional societies, and industry to develop
new professional interactions, programs, and research projects. Through innovative
advanced degree programs, CTSAs foster the discipline of Clinical and Translational
Science that is broader and deeper than their separate components (definitions of Clinical
and Translational Science are provided in Section I.1 of this document).

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


International Research in Infectious Diseases including AIDS (IRIDA)
Program

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

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the NIAID solicits Research
Grant (R01) applications from organizations/institutions in eligible foreign countries that
propose research related to infectious diseases that are of interest to that country. -
Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01)
award mechanism. Collaborative projects involving investigators and institutions from
international sites and the U.S. are encouraged but not required. -Funds Available and
Anticipated Number of Awards. NIAID intends to commit approximately $800,000
annually to fund up to 10 new grants. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon
the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious
applications. Budgets for direct costs of up to $100,000 per year and a project duration of
up to four years may be requested for a maximum of $400,000 direct costs over a four-
year project period.

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AHRQ HealthServices Research Projects (R01)

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Large Research (R01) Projects,
and expresses AHRQ portfolio priority areas of interest for ongoing extramural health
services research, demonstration, dissemination, and evaluation grants. Mechanism of
Support. This FOA will use the AHRQ Research Project Grant (R01) 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. Applications submitted in response to this FOA will receive the
highest priority for AHRQ investigator initiated grant funds in FY09.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 numbers, quality, duration, and
costs of the applications received. Budget and Project Period. The total costs awarded to a
grant under this FOA will not exceed $500,000 annually for the entire project period. An
application with a budget that exceeds $500,000 total costs per year will not be reviewed.
Funding beyond the first year will be contingent upon a review and acceptance by
Agency staff of the progress report.

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NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22)

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

The purpose of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Career Transition Award (K22) is to
help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists are available in adequate
numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the nation's biomedical, behavioral,
and clinical research needs. The Diversity Training Branch (DTB), the Center to Reduce
Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) (http://crchd.cancer.gov/), and the Office of the
Director (OD) (http://www.nih.gov/icd/od/), invite applications from recipients of the
NCI Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Diversity, or from advanced
postdoctoral and/or newly independent research scientists representative of groups that
are underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and/or social sciences. This
award will provide "protected time" for recipients to develop and receive support for their


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initial cancer research program. In addition, this award can provide a two-year mentored
experience in NCI intramural programs for interested individuals. The unique feature of
this award is that the individuals may apply without a sponsoring institution while they
are still in a mentored position.

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Quick-Trials for Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions: Exploratory
Grants (R21)

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to support clinical trials
conducting preliminary evaluation of the safety and efficacy of imaging agents, as well as
an assessment of imaging systems, image processing, image-guided therapy, contrast
kinetic modeling, and 3-D reconstruction and other quantitative tools. The rapid
translation of promising discoveries in the fields of imaging probes, methodologies,
technologies and image-guided therapies to clinical practice requires timely support. This
FOA will provide investigators with support for either pilot (Phase I and II) cancer
clinical trials, or patient monitoring and laboratory studies. The imaging and Image-
guided Intervention (IGI) studies, if proven successful in these early clinical trials, can
then be validated in larger studies through competitive R01 mechanisms, or through
clinical trials in the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs), Cancer
Centers and/or Cooperative Groups.

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NINR Career Transition Award (K22)

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

The purpose of the NINR Career Transition Award (K22) program is to provide up to 5
years of support consisting of two phases. The initial phase will provide up to 2 years of
mentored intramural experience for highly promising, postdoctoral research scientists in
an NIH intramural program. This phase will be followed by up to 3 years of extramural
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position. The NINR Career Transition award is limited to postdoctoral trainees who
propose research relevant to the mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research
(NINR) [http://www.ninr.nih.gov/].

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NIAID Research Scholar Development Award (K22)

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

The purpose of the NIAID Research Scholar Development Award (RSDA) program is to
increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent
investigators that will address the health needs of the Nation. The NIAID RSDA is
specifically designed to facilitate the transition from a postdoctoral research position to
an independent research position. Mechanism of Support: This Funding Opportunity
Announcement (FOA) will utilize the NIH Career Transition Award (K22) mechanism.
Applications for the NIAID RSDA are submitted in two phases. In Phase 1, the scientific
merit is peer-reviewed. If the application receives a fundable score, the candidate must
submit Phase 2 of the application from the new sponsoring institution, within one year.
Funding will begin when the Phase 2 is approved by NIAID.

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Advanced Neural Prosthetics Research and Development

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

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage
applications to pursue translational and pilot clinical studies for neural prosthetics. The
program will utilize the cooperative agreement mechanism to enable support for
milestone-driven projects for the design, development, and demonstration of clinically-
useful neural prosthetic devices. Activities supported in this program include
implementation of clinical prototype devices, preclinical safety and efficacy testing,
design verification and validation activities, pursuit of regulatory approval for clinical
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More information available here

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


Structural Analyses of the Ligand-Binding Properties of Taste and Smell
Receptors (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 Institute on
Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), encourages grant applications
from institutions/organizations designed to foster innovative collaborative research to
characterize the structural properties of taste and smell receptors. Additional emphasis is
placed on the characterization of the interactions among odors, pheromones, and taste
substances with their cognate receptors, and the identity of the critical ligand-receptor
binding sites that determine sensitivity and selectivity. One aim of this FOA is to
encourage collaborations among chemosensory molecular biologists and biochemists
with expertise in the isolation and characterization of membrane proteins, and
biophysicists familiar with crystallography, NMR and other analytical tools used in
structural analyzes.

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Vulnerable Dendrites and Synapses in Aging and Alzheimers Disease
(R01)

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

This FOA issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications for the
study of factors regulating neuroplasticity with a particular emphasis on the age-
dependent changes in the functions of dendrites, spines and synapses of key cell types in
regions of brain especially vulnerable in Alzheimers disease (AD), and in models (in
vitro and in vivo) of aging and of AD.Neuroplasticity refers to the changes in both
structure and function of the brain that occur in response to experiential stimuli.This
ability of the brain to reorganize itself is critical both in normal development and
learning, and it is no less important in aging and neurodegenerative disorders. The



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decline of cognitive functions in aging and disease, especially those functions that rely
upon the medial temporal lobe and prefrontal cortex, appears to stem, at least in part,
from selective changes in synaptic function and integrity. This initiative solicits research
to investigate the factors regulating synaptic plasticity and dysfunction and selective
neuronal vulnerability with aging and in certain neurodegenerative disorders such as AD
using in vitro and in vivo models. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the R01
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
meritorious application. Budget and Project Period. The total project period for an
application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed 5 years.
Applicants for an R01 award are not limited in dollars but need to reflect the actual needs
of the proposed project.

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

NIAAA Career Transition Award (K22)

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

The purpose of the NIAAA Career Transition Award (K22) program is to enable
outstanding new investigators to establish an independent research program in basic or
clinical research related to the health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, or the
prevention and treatment of alcohol-related problems.

More information available here

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NIDDK Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)

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

The overall goal of NIH-supported career development programs is to help ensure that a
diverse pool of highly trained scientists are available in adequate numbers and in
appropriate research areas to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical
research needs. Purpose: The purpose of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive
and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
is to provide support and protected time (three, four, or five years) for an intensive,


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supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical
sciences leading to research independence. The NIDDK invites K01 applications from
advanced postdoctoral and/or newly independent research scientists (usually with a Ph.D.
degree) in biomedical or behavioral sciences who are pursuing careers in research areas
supported by the NIDDK. Mechanism of Support: This Funding Opportunity
Announcement (FOA) will utilize the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development
Award (K01) mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards: The
number of awards will depend upon the quality and merit of applications received and the
availability of funds. Budget and Project Period: Because the nature and scope of the
proposed career award program will vary from application to application, it is anticipated
that the size and duration of each award will also vary. Although the financial plans of
the NIDDK provide support for this program, awards pursuant to this funding
opportunity are contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of a sufficient
number of meritorious applications.

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Midcareer Investigator Award in Mouse Pathobiology Research

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), using The Midcareer Investigator
Award in Mouse Pathobiology Research Award (K26) issued by NCRR, NIH, seeks to
support established, outstanding pathobiologists by providing protected time for mouse
pathobiology research and mentoring of beginning investigators, thus relieving them of
time-consuming institutional service obligations and administration responsibilities.
Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the K26 grant mechanism.

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Clinical Studies of Safety and Effectiveness of Orphan Products; Research
Project Grant (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:                          0
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $4,100,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $400,000
Award Floor:                                        Not Available




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The goal of FDA's OPD grant program is to support the clinical development of products
for use in rare diseases or conditions where no current therapy exists or where the product
will improve the existing therapy. FDA provides grants for clinical studies on safety
and/or effectiveness that will either result in, or substantially contribute to, market
approval of these products. Applicants must include in the application's ―Background and
Significance‖ section documentation to support the estimated prevalence of the orphan
disease or condition and an explanation of how the proposed study will either help gain
product approval or provide essential data needed for product development. All funded
studies are subject to the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the
act) (21 U.S.C. 331 et seq.), regulations issued under it, and applicable Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) statutes and regulations. For specific information
about the mission of each FDA Center, see About FDA. See Section VII, Other
Information - Required Federal Citations, for policies related to this announcement.

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FDA SMALL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE PROGRAM (R13/U13)

Expected Number of Awards:                            0
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $200,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $50,000
Award Floor:                                          $5,000

The FDA recognizes the value of supporting high quality conferences/scientific meetings
that are relevant to its scientific mission and to the public health. A conference/scientific
meeting is defined as a gathering, symposium, seminar, scientific meeting, workshop or
any other organized, formal meeting where persons assemble to coordinate, exchange,
and disseminate information or to explore or clarify a defined subject, problem, or area of
knowledge. Support of such meetings is contingent on the fiscal and programmatic
interests and priorities of the individual Centers, which are linked to the FDA Grant Web
site http://www.fda.gov/ Therefore, a conference grant application is required to contain a
letter from the appropriate FDA staff (see Contacts List) documenting advance
permission. Investigators are urged to initiate contact well in advance of the application
receipt date. Please note that agreement to accept an application does not guarantee
funding.

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Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities (R03)

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


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Award Ceiling:                                        $50,000
Award Floor:                                          Not Available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to support mental health
and/or substance abuse services research, as well as broader-based alcohol or drug abuse
research in rapidly evolving areas (e.g., changes in service systems, health care financing,
policy, etc) where opportunities for empirical study are, by their very natures, only
available through expedited award of support. This FOA will utilize the R03 mechanism,
and runs in parallel with a FOA of identical scientific scope (PAR-05-150) that solicits
applications under the traditional research project grant (R01), and the Exploratory
Grants for Mental Health Intervention and Services Research (R34) (PAR-06-250)
mechanisms. The R03 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried
out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 is not renewable. The total
amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the number, scientific
merit, overall quality, duration, and costs of the applications received, as well as on the
funds available at the participating NIH Institutes/Centers.

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Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities (R34)

Expected Number of Awards:                            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      Not Available
Award Ceiling:                                        $225,000
Award Floor:                                          Not Available

This FOA is intended to support mental health and alcohol abuse services research in
both public and private settings that examine rapidly evolving areas (e.g., changes in
service systems, health care financing, policy, etc) where opportunities for empirical
study are, by their very natures, only available through expedited award of support. This
FOA will utilize the R34 grant mechanism, and runs in parallel with a FOA of identical
scientific scope that solicits applications under the traditional research project grant (R01,
through PAR-05-150), and the small research grant (R03, through PAR-06-249)
mechanisms. Relevant to this FOA, the NIMH R34 is intended to encourage research on
innovative services research that require preliminary testing or development. The total
amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the number, scientific
merit, overall quality, duration, and costs of the applications received, as well as on the
funds available at the participating NIH Institutes/Centers.

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Ancillary Studies in Immunomodulation Clinical Trials (R01)

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

This FOA invites R01 applications for mechanistic studies in clinical trials of: (1)
immunomodulatory interventions for immune system mediated diseases, including, but
not limited to: asthma and allergic diseases; graft rejection in solid organ, cell, and tissue
transplantation; graft versus host disease in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; and
chronic inflammatory, autoimmune, and immunodeficiency diseases; and (2) preventative
and therapeutic, vaccines for non-HIV/AIDS infectious diseases, including NIAID
Category A, B, and C agents of bioterrorism and emerging/re-emerging infectious
diseases. This FOA is a renewal with modifications of RFA AI-05-028
(http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-05-028.html). In order to review and
confer awards to grant applications received in response to this FOA in a timely fashion,
without delay of the parent clinical trial, applications submitted in response to the FOA
will be subject to an accelerated review/award process. Highly meritorious applications
selected for funding under this FOA may receive their awards as early as thirteen weeks
after the application receipt date. Holidays and other circumstances may alter this
schedule slightly.

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Innovative and Applied Emerging Technologies in Biospecimen Science
(R33)

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute
(NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits grant applications proposing
exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional exploratory research
projects focused on the inception and early stage development of highly innovative
cancer-relevant technologies for biospecimen science. The overall goal is to develop and
evaluate technologies capable of interrogating or maximizing the quality and utility of
biospecimens for molecular analyses with minimal invasiveness or compromise to
donor/patient health. This FOA will also support the development of tools, devices,
instrumentation, and associated methods to assess sample quality, preserve/protect



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sample integrity, and establish verification criteria for quality assessment/quality control
and handling under diverse conditions. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to
produce a major impact in the area of biospecimen science. This funding opportunity is
part of a broader NCI-sponsored Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT)
Program. Several IMAT FOAs of identical or closely related scientific scope using
various funding mechanisms are available. To facilitate selection, a separate Notice in the
NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts provides brief cross-comparison and links to all the
IMAT FOAs.

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2009 NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research

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

The NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research is meant to
complement NIDAs traditional investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting
individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will
open new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers. The
2009 Avant-Garde Award competition will proceed in two phases. The first phase is a
pre-application phase in response to PAR-09-044. Pre-applications will be evaluated by a
group of external reviewers. Those investigators whose submissions are judged to be the
most outstanding will be notified of the opportunity to submit full applications under this
FOA (DP1). The 2009 Avant-Garde awardees will be selected from this group of
applicants.

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Americas Fellowship in Reproductive Sciences (F05)

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

The goal of this Americas Fellowship in Reproductive Sciences Program is to provide a
unique opportunity to qualified Latin American reproductive scientists, at junior or mid-
career level, to receive up to three years of research training in the United States (U.S.) or



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Canada. -The number of awards that will be funded under this program announcement is
contingent upon the quality of the applications received, the availability of funds, and the
program priorities of the NICHD. -This program announcement uses the international
research fellowship (F05) award mechanism.

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

Genetic and Genomic Resources for Emerging Non-Mammalian Model
Organisms

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

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences invites investigator-initiated
applications for research designed to generate genetic tools and genomic resources that
will enable researchers to exploit the full potential of novel or developing model systems
for comparative and functional genomic studies. The typical organism to be considered
should have a publicly available draft of the genomic DNA sequence with a minimum of
5X coverage. In addition, the organism should show promise as, or is, a model for basic
biological, developmental, or behavioral mechanisms. -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 numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications
received. -Mechanism of Support: This Funding Opportunity Announcement will use the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Resource (R24) award mechanism.
Investigators may request a maximum of $250,000 direct costs per year for up to four
years. Grants will be non-renewable.

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


Resource Program Grants in Bioformatics

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

Purpose. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development (NICHD) solicits Resource Program Grants in Bioinformatics for


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supporting the continued operation, improvement, and dissemination of databases, digital
information, or software tools that are unique, and of special importance to research using
animal models of embryonic developmental processes. -Mechanism of Support. This
FOA will utilize the P41 grant mechanism. -Funds Available and Anticipated Number of
Awards. 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.

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

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

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

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) hereby notify Principal Investigators holding specific types of NIH
research grants, listed in the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that funds
are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research
workforce by supporting and recruiting students, postdoctorates, and eligible
investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. Although the
administrative supplements supported under this program provide funding for less than
one percent of all individuals involved in NIH supported research, the NIH has found
these awards to be an effective means of encouraging institutions to recruit from
currently underrepresented groups. Administrative supplements must support work
within the scope of the original project. -All NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), the NIH
Common Fund, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH, CDC)
participate in this program. Candidates eligible for support under this supplement
program include individuals at various career levels who come from groups that have
been shown to be underrepresented in science. Such candidates include individuals from
underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals
from disadvantaged backgrounds. Detailed eligibility criteria are described in the full
announcement.

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Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and
Behavioral Research Careers

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

The Office of Research on Womens Health (ORWH), participating Institutes and Centers
(ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Office of Dietary Supplements
(ODS) announce a continuing program for administrative supplements to research grants
to support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after a
qualifying interruption for family or other responsibilities. For a comprehensive listing of
qualifying interruptions, see Section III.1.B.

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Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic and Translational Mental Health
Research (P50)

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) invites applications for Silvio O. Conte
Centers for Basic and Translational Mental Health Research. The institute seeks teams of
researchers working at different levels of analysis and engaging in integrative, novel, and
creative experimental approaches to address high-risk, high-impact questions with the
primary objective of:(a) advancing the state of the science in brain and behavior research
relevant to mental health; (b) supporting the integration and translation of basic and
clinical neuroscience research on severe mental illnesses; and/or (c) advancing our
understanding of the neurobehavioral developmental mechanisms responsible for
psychopathology [or mental disorders] in childhood and adolescence. The Conte Centers
program is intended to support research demonstrating an extraordinary level of synergy,
integration, and potential for advancing the state of the field; this program is intended
only for projects that could not be achieved by using other, more standard grant
mechanisms. The Conte Centers program also provides an opportunity to establish
interdisciplinary and/or translational research experiences for individuals in pre- and
postdoctoral training. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Specialized
Centers (P50) award mechanism.

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

NIDCR Clinical Trial Implementation Cooperative Agreement (U01)

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

Purpose. This FOA issued by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
(NIDCR), National Institutes of Health, will support investigator-initiated Phase I, II, III,
or IV clinical trial cooperative agreement applications only from NIDCR Clinical Trial
Planning (R34) grant awardees (see PAR-08-195 for information about NIDCR Clinical
Trial Planning Grants) unless an exception is granted. Each clinical trial implementation
application will use the PHS 398 grant application with special instructions and will
include a final draft of the clinical trial protocol, the Clinical Investigators Brochure or
equivalent, and a Manual of Procedures resulting from the R34 grant. 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. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH
single project (U01) cooperative agreement award grant mechanism. -Funds Available
and Anticipated Number of Awards. Because the nature and scope of the proposed
research will vary between applications, 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 relevance of the proposed trial to the NIDCR mission and strategic plan, trial
complexity, anticipated duration, and associated operational trial proposed costs.

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

Large-Scale Collaborative Project Awards (R24/U54)

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

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) re-announces the program
of large-scale collaborative project awards (glue grants), last issued as PAR-04-128 in
July, 2004. These awards are intended to solve critical, complex biological problems
within the mission of NIGMS by supporting a team of independently funded investigators
to synergize and integrate their research efforts. -A phase I award consists of $50,000 in
direct costs for up to one year, for project planning. -Because the nature and scope of the
proposed research will vary from phase II application to application, it is anticipated that
the size and duration of each award will also vary. The maximum phase II award is $25


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million in direct costs over a five-year period; applications for fewer years may not
exceed an average annual direct cost of $5 million. Direct costs for one year may not
exceed $7 million. This high level of resources is intended to allow investigators to form
a consortium to solve a research problem by using a comprehensive and highly integrated
approach. Indirect costs for consortium arrangements are not counted toward the
maximum amounts.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jun 17, 2010    Back to Table of Contents



International Research Collaboration on Alcohol and Alcoholism

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

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) invites applications
for the purpose of fostering international collaborations between alcohol research
investigators within the United States and investigators located at non-United States
laboratories and performance sites. -The program is intended to facilitate, through
international collaborations, advancements in the understanding of alcohol problems and
the clinical and public health approaches to their solutions. -Applications are invited
across the full spectrum of alcohol research from basic science to clinical, public health
and health services research.

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

Cooperative Program in Translational Research for Neuromuscular
Disease

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

Purpose. The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), from the National
Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute of
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), is to support preclinical
development and testing of new therapies for neuromuscular diseases. The program will
facilitate solicitation, development, and review of therapy-directed projects to accelerate
the translation of basic research discoveries into therapeutic candidates for clinical


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testing. This program is specifically directed at projects that include therapeutic leads
with demonstrated activity against the intended disease target. The program supports
preclinical optimization and testing of these leads and projects must be sufficiently
advanced that an IND or IDE application to the FDA can be submitted by the end of the
project period. The program does not support early-stage therapeutic discovery activities
such as high throughput screening. The program also excludes clinical research, basic
research, and studies of disease mechanism. This is a milestone-driven cooperative
agreement program involving participation of NIH staff in the development of the project
plan and monitoring of research progress.

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

NINDS Cooperative Program                   in   Translational       Research      Single-
Component Research Projects

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

Purpose. The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support pre-
clinical development and testing of new therapies for neurological disorders. The
program will facilitate solicitation, development, and review of therapy-directed projects
to accelerate the translation of basic research discoveries into therapeutic candidates for
clinical testing. This program is specifically directed at projects that include therapeutic
leads with demonstrated activity against the intended disease target. The program
supports pre-clinical optimization and testing of these leads and projects must be
sufficiently advanced that an IND or IDE application to the FDA can be submitted by the
end of the project period. The program does not support early-stage therapeutic discovery
activities such as high throughput screening. The program also excludes clinical research,
basic research, and studies of disease mechanism. This is a milestone-driven cooperative
agreement program involving participation of NINDS staff in the development of the
project plan and monitoring of research progress. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will
utilize the U01 Research Project Cooperative Agreements grant mechanism.

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

NINDS Cooperative Program in Translational Research Multi-Component
Research Projects

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


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Award Ceiling:                                       Not Available
Award Floor:                                         Not Available

Purpose. The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support pre-
clinical development and testing of new therapies for neurological disorders. The
program will facilitate solicitation, development, and review of therapy-directed projects
to accelerate the translation of basic research discoveries into therapeutic candidates for
clinical testing. This program is specifically directed at projects that include therapeutic
leads with demonstrated activity against the intended disease target. The program
supports pre-clinical optimization and testing of these leads and projects must be
sufficiently advanced that an IND or IDE application to the FDA can be submitted by the
end of the project period. The program does not support early-stage therapeutic discovery
activities such as high throughput screening. The program also excludes clinical research,
basic research, and studies of disease mechanism. This is a milestone-driven cooperative
agreement program involving participation of NINDS staff in the development of the
project plan and monitoring of research progress. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will
utilize the U54 Specialized Center Cooperative Agreements grant mechanism. -Funds
Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. 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 quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.

More information available here

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


NINDS Cooperative Program in Translational Research Resource Centers

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

Purpose. The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to implement a
program of cooperative agreements that will support milestone-driven resource-related
projects focused on providing products and services that are required for the pre-clinical
testing of new therapeutics, and that are specific to neurology. -Mechanism of Support.
This FOA will utilize the U24 Resource-Related Research Projects Cooperative
Agreements grant mechanism. -Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.
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 quality, duration,
and costs of the applications received.

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

Program for Extramural/Intramural Alcohol Research Collaborations

Expected Number of Awards:                           3-5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not Available
Award Floor:                                         Not Available

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage collaboration between alcohol
researchers in the extramural community and those within the NIAAA intramural
research program. The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to bring
together the research expertise that, as a functioning collaborative unit, will address key
alcohol-based research questions that would not otherwise be possible by the same
individuals working towards similar goals in isolation. The goal of the research proposed
by the collaborating investigators should address questions that advance the alcohol
research field with respect to issues surrounding alcohol use disorders including
dependence, and the effects of alcohol on health. The NIH U01 cooperative agreement
award mechanism will be used. The NIH Intramural Scientist will be a tenured or tenure-
track scientist from the NIAAA Intramural division, with whom the PI has made prior
contact for the collaborative project.


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

Centers Program for Research on HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

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

Purpose. The Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS at the National Institute of
Mental Health supports research Centers that provide Core support for multidisciplinary
research programs focused on mental health and HIV/AIDS. The purpose of this Centers
Program is to improve and expand research by supporting infrastructure for
administrative coordination; subject recruitment, tracking, and retention; quality control
and assurance procedures; performing laboratory testing; performing statistical analyses;
database management; sponsoring training and education; and scientific and
organizational capacity, in order to provide leadership in the integration of
multidisciplinary approaches to HIV/AIDS and mental health research, and to expand and
develop information-sharing, expertise, technology, and technology transfer in the
institutional and clinical communities. The support of this infrastructure will serve to


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enhance and extend the effectiveness and public health impact of research related to
mental health and HIV/AIDS.


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

Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancer
for the Year 2008 and 2009

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) targets applicant institutions with
demonstrated ability to conduct translational research in the prevention, etiology,
screening, diagnosis, and/or treatment of human cancer. Applications may address cancer
in any organ site, but each application must be organ site specific.. Every SPORE is
expected to have a robust research base in the respective cancer type, good access to
patient populations, and substantial commitment from the applicant institution. Inter-
SPORE collaborations and collaborations between SPOREs and other NIH programs are
strongly encouraged. Each SPORE and the "network" of SPOREs are expected to
conduct research that will have the most immediate impact possible on reducing
incidence and mortality of human cancer.

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

Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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

Purpose. With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer
Institute (NCI), invites grant applications that: (a) address the etiology and etiologic
mechanisms of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); (b) propose development of animal
models for HCC; (c) propose novel approaches to prevent HCC malignancy; (d) propose
therapeutic or diagnostic tools for reliable prognostic indicators for HCC; and/or (e)
develop therapeutic approaches to minimize morbidity and mortality associated with
HCC in humans. The primary focus of the proposed projects must be on the basic
biology, prevention, and/or treatment of liver cancer. Applications that are exclusively


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focused on population studies and epidemiology will not be supported in connection with
this FOA. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Program Project (P01)
grant mechanism. Each Program Project application must consist of at least three
component projects. The component projects must share a common central theme, focus,
and/or overall objective. This FOA runs in parallel with two other FOA of similar
scientific scope: PA-08-243 and PA-08-244, which encourage applications under the R01
and R21 grant mechanisms, respectively.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:                May 31, 2011 Back to Table of Contents

Alzheimers 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

Purpose. 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. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA uses the NIH U01 mechanism

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

Cancer Care Outcomes Research                      and     Surveillance      (CanCORS)
Consortium (Limited Competition)

Expected Number of Awards:                            Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $3,700,000
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


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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
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.

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Community Participation Research Targeting the Medically Underserved

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

The ultimate goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) with a special
review issued by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR),
National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to solicit Research Project Grant (R01) applications
that propose research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities that
is jointly conducted by communities and researchers and targets medically underserved
areas (MUAs) and medically underserved populations (MUPs) as defined by the
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA). -This FOA will use the R01 grant mechanism to encourage
studies that specifically target medically underserved areas as well as underserved and
underrepresented populations. This focus will allow studies to assess the nature and scope
of health problems in underserved communities, formulate hypotheses about the
relationship of community dynamics and health problems as they relate to
underrepresented populations, design targeted interventions aimed at addressing health
disparities in specified communities and specific populations, and track the efficacy of
outreach efforts that result from CBPR research in the community. The FOA will ensure
that the health issues of underserved communities and populations are addressed using
CBPR research strategies.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               May 14, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Community Participation Research Targeting the Medically Underserved
(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)      will    utilize  the
Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism and runs in parallel with a FOA of
identical scientific scope, PAR-08-075, that solicits applications under the NIH Research
Project Grant (R01) award mechanism.

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NIDA Research "Center of Excellence" Grant Program

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

This FOA is to provide support for research centers that conduct drug abuse and
addiction research that have outstanding innovative science and that are
multidisciplinary, thematically integrated, synergistic, and are/will be serving as national
resource(s) for the NIDA research fields. This FOA uses the Research Center of
Excellence Grant (P50) mechanism.There should be evidence that the presence of a
center structure is essential for the accomplishment of the research activities. It is
expected that a Center will transform knowledge in the sciences it is studying.
Incremental work should not be the focus of Center activities; rather, new and creative
directions are required. 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
numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received. Research may occur in
any area of NIDA's mission. Each separate project should bear an essential relationship to
the integrating theme. The P50 Center of Excellence is expected to support the education,
training, and mentoring, of new investigators, who should be given meaningful roles to
play in the center projects. NIDA Centers are expected to share their findings, their data
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Current Closing Date for Applications:              May 07, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in Systems Biology of
Developmental Biology & Birth Defects

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

This Program Announcement (PA) encourages applications for predoctoral NRSA T32s
to provide research training in systems biology of developmental biology and/or
structural birth defects research. -Because the nature and scope of the training proposed
in each application may vary, it is anticipated that the size of each award will also vary.
The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the number,
quality, and costs of the applications received.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               May 25, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

NIDDK Multi-Center Clinical Study Cooperative Agreement

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

This PAR provides for grant applications for investigator-initiated, multi-center clinical
studies. NIDDK supports investigator-initiated, multi-center clinical studies through a
two-part process that includes an implementation planning (U34) grant. Beginning with
the June 5, 2008 receipt date, NIDDK will accept, peer review, and consider for funding
applications for investigator-initiated, multi-center clinical studies only from NIDDK
Multi-Center Clinical Study Implementation Planning (U34) grant awardees (See PAR-
08-057 for information on NIDDK Clinical Study Implementation Planning Grants),
except in cases when an exemption from this requirement has been given by NIDDK.
Completion of the required products of a U34 grant is a prerequisite for submission of a
multi-center clinical cooperative agreement (U01) application under this PAR.

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NIDA Core Center of Excellence Grant Program

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

This FOA uses the Core Center of Excellence Grant (P30) mechanism. It is expected that
a Center will transform knowledge in the sciences it is studying. Incremental work should
not be the focus of Center activities; rather, new and creative directions are required. The
P30 Center may support pilot research in any area of NIDA's mission. Research may
occur in any area of NIDA's mission. Each separate core should bear an essential
relationship to the integrating theme. The P30 Center of Excellence is expected to support
the education, training, and mentoring of new investigators, who should be given
meaningful roles to play in the Center projects. NIDA Centers are expected to share their
findings, their data and their resources.

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

NIDA Comprehensive Research Center of Excellence Grant Program

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

This FOA is to provide support for research centers that conduct drug abuse and
addiction research that have outstanding innovative science and that are
multidisciplinary, thematically integrated, synergistic, and are/will be serving as national
resource(s) for the NIDA research fields. -There should be evidence that the presence of a
center structure is essential for the accomplishment of the research activities. -It is
expected that a Center will transform knowledge in the sciences it is studying.
Incremental work should not be the focus of Center activities; rather, new and creative
directions are required. -Research may occur in any area of NIDA's mission. Each
separate project should bear an essential relationship to the integrating theme.

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

Developing Centers for Intervention and/or Services Research (DCISR)

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


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Award Ceiling:                                       Not Available
Award Floor:                                         Not Available

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites research grant applications to
support core infrastructure for conducting intervention and/or services research directly
addressing the mission of NIMH, which is to reduce the burden of mental and behavioral
disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:                Jun 24, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Advanced Centers for Intervention and/or Services Research (ACISR)

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

The initiative addresses the mission of the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention
Research (DSIR), as well as that the NIMH Geriatrics Research Branch. The DSIR
supports two main areas of research: a) intervention research to evaluate the effectiveness
of pharmacologic, psychosocial, somatic, rehabilitative and combination treatment or
preventive interventions on mental and behavior disorders, and b) mental health services
research that consists of interdisciplinary investigations of the predictors, processes and
outcomes of mental health services, including availability, access and acceptability;
organization; decision-making; service delivery, utilization and quality of care; costs,
cost-effectiveness and financing of mental health care, and the dissemination and
implementation of effective interventions into service systems. The Geriatrics Research
Branch supports intervention research relevant to older adults. The scope of this initiative
is broad and meant to support investigators involved in treatment, prevention, and/or
services research. Thus, this center grant mechanism can be utilized for a variety of
research activities, such as controlled clinical trials of treatment or preventive
interventions, research aimed at optimization and personalization of care, evaluation and
improvement of the safety of interventions, research on the dissemination and
implementation of evidence-based interventions, evaluation and improvement of mental
health services, or economics of mental health services. Along the spectrum from
effectiveness to services research, the applicant should indicate and justify the specific
focus of the center that is being proposed. Novel methodological and organizational
approaches, and the creation of multidisciplinary research teams are especially
encouraged. Based on the type and stage of development of the research activities being
pursued, applicants can propose collaborations between academic investigators and
relevant partners and justify support of the collaboration as part of the center.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jun 24, 2010    Back to Table of Contents

1000 Geomes Project Dataset Analysis

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $4,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $300,000
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. The primary source of data will be light
sequencing of the genomes of about 1200-1500 anonymized individuals. These data
should be sufficient to find most DNA sequence variants in the human population that
have a frequency of 1% or more. Several large-scale sequencing centers, including three
funded by NHGRI, are involved in this international effort. Currently pilot projects are
underway to assess the sequencing platforms and provide data that will be used to design
the full-scale project. By the end of 2008 the full-scale project should be underway; it is
expected to take about two years and produce about 20 Terabases of sequence data. The
Project regularly will release raw sequence data and data derived from the sequence data,
such as genotype calls for single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and structural
variants, and their linkage disequilibrium patterns. This FOA solicits proposals to
characterize and analyze the full dataset, such as for allele frequency distribution and
signals of natural selection, to produce additional data types, to evaluate the strategies
used to develop the dataset, and to develop the tools needed to work with the data and
apply them to other studies such as genome-wide association studies.

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Biosocial Approaches to Infertility Research

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

This FOA issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and
Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages
investigator(s)-initiated applications that represent exploratory/developmental
collaborations between socio-behavioral and biomedical scientists in the area of
infertility. Research supported through this FOA should aim either to develop methods or
theories incorporating biomedical aspects of infertility into social and behavioral science
research projects, or to generate methods or theories that allow biomedical researchers to


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address the broader social and behavioral concerns that they have about their patient
populations. Appropriate applications will include teams of investigators who span
multiple disciplines in their training and methodologies, and who propose innovative
ways of combining aspects of their respective scientific backgrounds. Projects may focus
on basic or clinical research.

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

Researching Implementation and Change while Improving Quality

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

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the Agency‘s
interest in supporting grants to rigorously study the implementation of quality
improvement strategies and provide generalizable scientific findings about the
implementation of the quality improvement strategy, related organizational changes, and
their impact. There is increasing evidence that success in achieving quality improvement
goals is at least partially attributable to implementation processes and contexts and not
just to the nature of the quality improvement strategy. The research funded through this
announcement may be conducted by the team designing/implementing the quality
improvement strategy or it may be conducted by a separate team. The quality
improvement strategy must be one that is expected to result in major improvements in
health care delivery that will enhance patient outcomes. Research design and execution
will yield results providing AHRQ, providers, patients, payers, policymakers, and the
public with contextual details and high level of confidence about what works and what
doesn‘t in improving health care in the United States. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA
will use the AHRQ Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) grant
mechanism. -Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. 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 and
number of awards will depend upon the quality, duration, and costs of applications
received as determined by the peer review process, available funds, Agency research
objectives and program priorities.

More information available here

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

AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award

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 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces its continued
interest in supporting the Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08) in
health services research. The K08 provides specialized study support for clinically-
trained doctorates (e.g., M.D., D.O., O.D., D.C., D.N.S., Pharm.D., D.D.S., D.M.D) who
are committed to a career in health services research and have the potential to develop
into independent investigators. The mission of AHRQ is to improve the quality, safety,
efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Applications submitted in
response to this FOA must be responsive to Agency goals and priorities, as described
below. AHRQ will provide salary and fringe benefits for the K08 recipient for a
requested percentage of the candidates institutional salary, of up to $90,000 annually plus
associated fringe benefits. Additionally, up to $25,000 per year for research development
support, as detailed below, will be provided.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Oct 12, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

AHRQ Independent Scientist Award

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

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces its continued
interest in supporting the Independent Scientist Award (K02) in health services research.
The K02 provides specialized study support for clinically-trained (e.g., M.D., D.D.S.,
D.M.D., D.O., D.C., O.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D.) or research-trained (e.g., Dr. P.H., Ph.D.,
Sc.D.) doctoral individuals who are committed to a career in health services research and
have not been out of their latest research training experience (e.g., Masters degree, Ph.D.
degree, post-doctoral training, clinical residency, or career development award) for more
than seven years. The mission of AHRQ is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and
effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Applications submitted in response to this
FOA must be responsive to Agency goals and priorities, as described below. AHRQ will
provide salary and fringe benefits for the K02 recipient for a requested percentage of the
candidates institutional salary, of up to $90,000 annually plus associated fringe benefits.
Additionally, up to $25,000 per year for research development support, as detailed below,
will be provided.

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AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Development Award

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

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces its interest in
supporting the Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) in health services
research. The K01 provides specialized study support for research-trained doctorates
(e.g., Ph.D., Sc.D., Dr.P.H.) who are committed to a career in health services research
and have the potential to develop into independent investigators. The mission of AHRQ
is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all
Americans. Applications submitted in response to this FOA must be responsive to
Agency goals and priorities, as described below. AHRQ will provide salary and fringe
benefits for the K01 recipient for a requested percentage of the candidates institutional
salary, of up to $90,000 annually plus associated fringe benefits. Additionally, up to
$25,000 per year for research development support, as detailed below, will be provided.

More information available here

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

Research on the Cognitive Sequelae of Parkinsons Disease (R01)

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

Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Institute of
Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute on Aging (NIA),
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Institute of Nursing
Research (NINR) invite research grant applications that address the underlying
neurobiological mechanisms associated with cognitive impairment and mood disturbance
in Parkinson's disease (PD), that address the development of clinical interventions and
therapeutics for cognitive impairment and affective symptoms in PD, or that promote
improved clinical diagnosis or treatment of cognitive and affective impairment in PD. A
goal of this FOA is to begin a process where basic and clinical scientists from various
disciplines can overcome barriers to cross-disciplinary and biobehavioral research and
examine all aspects of cognition and affective regulation in the context of the diagnosis
and treatment of Parkinson's disease.

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Research on the Cognitive Sequelae of Parkinsons Disease (R21)

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

Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Institute of
Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and
the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invite research grant applications to
develop new, or improve existing, animal models which address the underlying
neurobiological mechanisms associated with cognitive impairment and mood disturbance
in Parkinson's disease (PD), that assist in the development of clinical interventions and
therapeutics for cognitive impairment and affective symptoms in PD, or that promote
improved treatment of cognitive and affective impairment in PD. A goal of this FOA is to
begin a process where basic and clinical scientists from various disciplines can overcome
barriers to cross-disciplinary and biobehavioral research and examine all aspects of
cognition and affective regulation in the context of the diagnosis and treatment of
Parkinson's disease. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will use the NIH
Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism and runs in parallel with a FOA of
identical scientific scope, PA-09-033, that encourages applications under the R01
mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.

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Building Translational Research in Integrative Behavioral Science

Expected Number of Awards:                         Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   Not Available
Award Ceiling:                                     $225,000
Award Floor:                                       Not Available

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage the
development of translational research partnerships between scientists who study basic
behavioral processes and those who study the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and
prevention of mental and behavioral disorders (including alcohol and drug use disorders)
and the delivery of services to those suffering from those disorders.

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Interventions And Practice Research Infrastructure Program (IP-RISP)
(R24)

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

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks research partnerships between
community-based, clinical/services settings and research institutions to enhance the
national capacity to conduct research that will inform mental health services research
science, service delivery, program dissemination and implementation, and mental health
policy. The IP-RISP seeks to foster an active, synergistic partnership between mental
health researchers and community-based, clinical/services staff, clinicians and
patients/clients to: (1) advance our knowledge about developing research infrastructure in
community settings and the establishment of collaborative partnerships; (2) identify and
incorporate those factors (e.g., organizational, sociocultural, interpersonal) in community
settings that may be associated with quality care and optimal outcomes for patients and
clients; and (3) plan, test, and implement services research interventions (treatment,
rehabilitative, and preventive) in community settings.

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


NIH Pathway to Independence Award

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

The primary purpose of the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to
increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent
investigators. The program is designed to facilitate a timely transition from a mentored
postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position with independent
NIH or other independent research support at an earlier stage than is currently the norm.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant Institute or Center (IC)
staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information: Table of Institute and
Center Contacts.

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Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award

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

Purpose: The purpose of the Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development
Award (K25) is to attract to NIH-relevant research those investigators whose quantitative
science and engineering research has thus far not been focused primarily on questions of
health and disease. The K25 award will provide support and protected time for a period
of supervised study and research for productive professionals with quantitative (e.g.,
mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics,
physics, chemistry) and engineering backgrounds to integrate their expertise with NIH-
relevant research. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff
for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information: Table of Institute and Center
Contacts.

More information available here

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

Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research

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

Purpose: The purpose of the NIH Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented
Research (K24) is to provide support to mid-career health-professional doctorates or
equivalent who are typically at the Associate Professor level or the equivalent (see
Section III. Eligible Individuals) for protected time to devote to patient-oriented research
(POR) and to act as research mentors primarily for clinical residents, clinical fellows
and/or junior clinical faculty. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the
relevant Institute or Center (IC) staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary
information: Table of Institute and Center Contacts.

More information available here

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

Mentored Research Scientist Development Award

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


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Award Ceiling:                                        Not Available
Award Floor:                                          Not Available

Purpose: The purpose of the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award
(K01) is to provide support and protected time (three, four, or five years) for an intensive,
supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical
sciences leading to research independence. Although all of the participating NIH
Institutes and Centers (ICs) use this support mechanism to support career development
experiences that lead to research independence, some ICs use the K01 award for
individuals who propose to train in a new field or for individuals who have had a hiatus
in their research career because of illness or pressing family circumstances. Other ICs
utilize the K01 award to increase research workforce diversity by providing enhanced
research career development opportunities. Prospective candidates are encouraged to
contact the relevant NIH staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information:
Table of Institute and Center Contacts.

More information available here

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

Academic Career Award

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

Purpose: The purpose of the NIH Academic Career Award (K07) is to provide support to
increase the pool of individuals with academic and research expertise to become
academic researchers and to enhance the educational or research capacity at the grantee
sponsoring grantee institution. The Academic Career Award supports K07 Development
awards for more junior level candidates and K07 Leadership awards for more senior
individuals with acknowledged scientific expertise and leadership skills. Prospective
candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff for IC-specific programmatic
and budgetary information: Table of Institute and Center Contacts. Mechanism of
Support: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will utilize the NIH Academic
Career Award (K07) mechanism. Depending on the specific purpose of the award (see
Research Career Objectives section above) candidates must commit a minimum of 9
person months (75%) (K07 Development) or 3 person months (25%) (K07 Leadership)
effort to activities covered under the award.

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NIH Pathway to Independence Award

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

Purpose: The primary purpose of the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported
independent investigators. The program is designed to facilitate a timely transition from a
mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position with
independent NIH or other independent research support at an earlier stage than is
currently the norm. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant
Institute or Center (IC) staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information:
Table of Institute and Center Contacts.

More information available here

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

Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award

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

Purpose: The purpose of the Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development
Award (K25) is to attract to NIH-relevant research those investigators whose quantitative
science and engineering research has thus far not been focused primarily on questions of
health and disease. The K25 award will provide support and protected time for a period
of supervised study and research for productive professionals with quantitative (e.g.,
mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics,
physics, chemistry) and engineering backgrounds to integrate their expertise with NIH-
relevant research. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff
for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information: Table of Institute and Center
Contacts.

More information available here

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

Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research

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


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Award Ceiling:                                       Not Available
Award Floor:                                         Not Available

Purpose: The purpose of the NIH Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented
Research (K24) is to provide support to mid-career health-professional doctorates or
equivalent who are typically at the Associate Professor level or the equivalent (see
Section III. Eligible Individuals) for protected time to devote to patient-oriented research
(POR) and to act as research mentors primarily for clinical residents, clinical fellows
and/or junior clinical faculty. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the
relevant Institute or Center (IC) staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary
information: Table of Institute and Center Contacts.

More information available here

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

Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award

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

The primary purpose of the NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career
Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that
have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This
program represents the continuation of a long-standing NIH program that provides
support and protected time to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive,
supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and
behavioral research, including translational research. Individuals with a clinical doctoral
degree interested in pursuing a career in patient-oriented research should refer to the NIH
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) [PA-09-043].
Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant Institute or Center (IC)
staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information: Table of Institute and
Center Contacts.

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

Developmental Mechanisms of Human Structural Birth Defects

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 purpose of this Program Announcement is to support innovative, multidisciplinary,
interactive, and synergistic program projects that integrate basic, translational, and
clinical approaches to understanding the developmental biology and genetic basis of
congenital human malformations. Each Program Project application must consist of at
least three component projects. At least one project must be clinical or translational in
nature. The component projects must share a common central theme, focus, or objective
on a specific developmental defect or malformation that is genotypically,
mechanistically, biologically, or phenotypically analogous or homologous in both animal
models and humans. Any non-mammalian or mammalian animal model may be used, as
long as it contributes to the common overall theme or objective of the program project.

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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.

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

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not Available


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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.

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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.

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

Rapid Access to Interventional Development (NIH-RAID) Program

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



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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.

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Innovative and Applied Emerging Technologies in Biospecimen Science
(R21)

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $275,000
Award Floor:                                         Not Available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute
(NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits grant applications proposing
exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional exploratory research
projects focused on the inception and early stage development of highly innovative
cancer-relevant technologies for biospecimen science. The overall goal is to develop and
evaluate technologies capable of interrogating and/or maximizing the quality and utility
of biospecimens for molecular analyses with minimal invasiveness or compromise to
donor/patient health. This FOA will also support the development of tools, devices,
instrumentation, and associated methods to assess sample quality, preserve/protect
sample integrity, and establish verification criteria for quality assessment/quality control
and handling under diverse conditions. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to
produce a major impact in the area of biospecimen science.This funding opportunity is
part of a broader NCI-sponsored Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT)
Program. Several IMAT FOAs of identical or closely related scientific scope using
various funding mechanisms are available.

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Application and Use of Transformative Emerging Technologies in Cancer
Research (R21)

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $1,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                      200,000
Award Floor:                                        Not Available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute
(NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits grant applications proposing
exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research projects
focused on evaluating the performance of emerging, potentially transformative molecular
and cellular analysis technologies within the context of an appropriate cancer-relevant
biological system. The emphasis of this FOA is on the application of emerging molecular
and cellular analysis tools with the potential to (i) create new or challenge existing
scientific and technological paradigms and/or (ii) overcome technological barriers in
important areas of cancer research. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to produce
a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or cancer-relevant research through
application to a relevant biological system. This funding opportunity is part of a broader
NCI-sponsored Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) Program. Several
IMAT FOAs of identical or closely related scientific scope using various funding
mechanisms are available.

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

Application and Use of Transformative Emerging Technologies in Cancer
Research (R33)

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

his Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute
(NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits grant applications proposing
exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research projects
focused on evaluating the performance of emerging, potentially transformative molecular
and cellular analysis technologies within the context of an appropriate cancer-relevant
biological system. The emphasis of this FOA is on the application of emerging molecular
and cellular analysis tools with the potential to (i) create new or challenge existing
scientific and technological paradigms and/or (ii) overcome technological barriers in
important areas of cancer research. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to produce
a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or cancer-relevant research through
application to a relevant biological system.


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

Innovative Technology Development for Cancer Research (R21)

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute
(NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits grant applications proposing
exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional exploratory research
projects focused on the inception and early stage development of highly innovative
cancer-relevant technologies. The emphasis of this FOA is on the development of
technically innovative molecular and cellular analysis tools with the potential to (i) create
new or challenge existing scientific and technological paradigms and/or (ii) overcome
technological barriers in important areas of cancer research. Projects must clearly
demonstrate potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or cancer-
relevant research.
More Information Available Here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Sep 30, 2009    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


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Award Ceiling:                                      $50,000
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. 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

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




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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

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

Preliminary Investigations Leading to Optimal Trials in Neurology (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not Available
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




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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

Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications (R21)

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

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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


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
must consist of at least three component projects. The component projects must share a
common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jan 04, 2012 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:                                         NotAvailable

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
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


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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

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

Current Closing Date for Applications:              Jan 07, 2012 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
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


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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

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
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.



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More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jan 07, 2012 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

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

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
Anticipated Number of Awards. 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.

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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

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



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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
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

Small Business Innovation Research Grant

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institutes of
Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites
eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business
Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications.

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

Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications.

More information available here

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

Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Undergraduate Institutions
Academic Research Enhancement Award

Expected Number of Awards:                         Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   Not available
Award Ceiling:                                     $150,000
Award Floor:                                       Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by NICHD encourages grant
applications to strengthen the developmental biology research environment at educational
institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees, but that have not been major
recipients of NIH support.In addition this FOA attempts to foster the development of
novel or underutilized experimental model systems, and to motivate students through
exposure and participation in research projects designed to study fundamental processes
underlying normal development.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             May 13, 2011 Back to Table of Contents

The NEI Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award

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 purpose of the NEI Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award (K12)
is to facilitate and support the career development of clinical vision scientists who have
made a commitment to independent research careers.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               May 13, 2011 Back to Table of Contents

Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention & Control

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

The NCI Established Investigator Award (K05) provides qualified cancer prevention,
control, behavioral, and/or population scientists with protected time to devote to research
and to mentoring new investigators.

More information available here

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

Novel Tools for Investigating Brain-derived GPCRs in Mental Health
Research

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) solicits Small Business Technology
Transfer (STTR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to
develop technologies and approaches (i.e., novel ways to use new or existing
technologies) that will enable researchers to study the structure and/or function of brain
localized G-protein coupled receptor proteins (GPCRs) and/or potentially identify novel
selective and specific agonists/antagonists to these receptor subtypes, with a focus on
mental health function or dysfunction.

More information available here

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




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Therapeutics Development for HIV/AIDS-Associated Neuropsychological
Disorders

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

More information available here

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



New Technology to Screen for Mild Hearing Loss in Children

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

More information available here

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

Computational Tools for Research in Neuroscience, Behavioral Science
and Mental Health

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) solicits Small Business Technology
Transfer (STTR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to
develop and validate novel, commercializable, computational tools and resources that
will aid neuroscientists, behavioral scientists, mental health researchers, or mental health
providers in their research or practice.

More information available here

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




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Competing Renewal Awards of SBIR Phase II Grants for Brain and
Behavior Tools
Expected Number of Awards:                        Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  Not available
Award Ceiling:                                    Not available
Award Floor:                                      Not available

The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a framework to enhance cooperative
activities among the NIH Office of the Director and 15 NIH Institutes and Centers that
support research on the nervous system.

More information available here

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

Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Brain and Behavioral Research

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

The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a framework to enhance cooperative
activities among the NIH Office of the Director and 15 NIH Institutes and Centers that
support research on the nervous system.

More information available here

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

New Technologies for Transient Molecular Complex Characterization

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

More information available here

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

Development of PET and SPECT Ligands for Brain Imaging

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


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Award Floor:                                         Not available

More information available here

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

Pharmacologic Agents and Drugs for Mental Disorders

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

More information available here

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

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings

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

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               May 07, 2011 Back to Table of Contents
Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series

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

Areas of focus for these partnerships may include one or more of the following
community-health issues infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS);
violence prevention; techniques for outreach and information dissemination; childhood,
adolescent, and/or adult obesity; health literacy; uterine fibroid tumors; and pediatric and
maternal HIV/AIDS prevention.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Mar 02, 2011 Back to Table of Contents




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Radiological/Nuclear Medical Countermeasure Product Development
Program (SBIR[R43/R44])

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) encourages Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to
continue and expand non-clinical and pre-clinical efforts for product development of
radiological/nuclear medical countermeasures effective for 1) the mitigation or treatment
of acute radiation syndromes and long-term or delayed effects, 2) the treatment of
internal radionuclide contamination with decorporation agents, and 3) the determination
of individual radiation exposure levels with radiation biodosimetry products for potential
use during a radiological emergency

More information available here

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

Alcohol, Decision-Making and Adolescent Brain Development (R21)

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

The funds will be awarded to institutions/organizations that propose to study decision-
making processes in adolescents as they relate to drinking behavior, and the role of neural
circuitry development in adolescent decision-making and alcohol abuse and dependence.

More information available here

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

NHLBI Career Transition Award (K22)

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

The funds will be awarded to Purpose: The purpose of the NHLBI Career Transition
Award (K22) program is to provide highly qualified postdoctoral fellows with an
opportunity to receive mentored research experience in the NHLBI Division of


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Intramural Research and then to provide them with bridge funding to facilitate the
transition of their research programs as new investigators at extramural institutions. To
achieve these objectives, the NHLBI Career Transition Award will support two phases of
research: an intramural phase (two years) and an extramural phase (three years), for a
total of five years of combined support.

More information available here

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

Centers for AIDS Research: D-CFAR, CFAR (P30)

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

This grant will fund administrative and shared research support to enhance HIV/AIDS
research. Applicants being considered are both standard CFARsm which provide core
facilities, expertise, resources, and services not readily obtained otherwise through more
traditional funding mechanisms, and developmental CFARs (D-CFARs). The program
emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration, especially between basic and clinical
investigators, translational research between the laboratory and the clinic and vice versa,
inclusion of minority investigators, and inclusion of prevention and behavioral change
research.

More information available here

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

Mechanisms of Alcohol and Nicotine Co-Dependence (R21)

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

This grant will fund from institutions/organizations that propose to study neurobiological
and behavioral mechanisms contributing to concurrent alcohol and nicotine use and
dependence.

More information available here

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




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Career Development Grants in Occupational Safety and Health Research
(K01)

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

This purpose of this grant is to help ensure the availability of adequate numbers of highly
trained scientists to address occupational health and safety and to provide new
occupational health and safety scientists with appropriate mentoring.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jan 08, 2011 Back to Table of Contents

Probes and Instrumentation for Monitoring and Manipulating Nervous
System Plasticity

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

The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a framework to enhance cooperative
activities among the NIH Office of the Director and 15 NIH Institutes and Centers that
support research on the nervous system.

More information available here

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

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development

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

The Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Program was created in response to
a legislative mandate of increasing the numbers of underrepresented (UR) faculty,
investigators and students engaged in biomedical and behavioral research, and to broaden
the opportunities for their participation in biomedical and behavioral research. To
accomplish this goal, the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
program provides institutional grants to establish research training programs at
institutions with research intensive environments that will increase the preparation and


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skills of UR students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences as they academically
advance in the pursuit of the Ph.D. degree in these fields.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:              Jan 25, 2012 Back to Table of Contents

Tools & Technologies for Assessing Manual Therapies

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to
develop new or innovative uses of existing technology, or develop new technology,
research tools, instruments, or devices to: 1) illuminate the mechanisms of action of the
biological effects of manual therapies; 2) facilitate quantitative assessment of the local
and systemic effects of manual therapies.

More information available here

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

Testing Tobacco Products Promoted to Reduce Harm

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) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), invites applications that propose
multidisciplinary research on potential reduced-exposure tobacco products, both smoked
and smokeless.

More information available here

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

Women's Mental Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research

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) encourages grant applications from
institutions/organizations that propose to study womens mental health and sex/gender
differences in mental health. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH
Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism and runs in parallel with an FOA of
identical scientific scope, PA-09-109, that solicits applications under the
Exploratory/Developmental (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:               May 07, 2012 Back to Table of Contents

Phase II Clinical Trials of Novel Therapies for Lung Diseases

Expected Number of Awards:                           6
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $40,600,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $800,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Heart, Lung, and
Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, solicits grant applications from
institutions/organizations to conduct proof-of- concept Phase II clinical trials that test a
novel intervention for a lung disease or a cardiopulmonary disorder from sleep that have
the potential to significantly change clinical management.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Sep 15, 2010    Back to Table of Contents

Diabetes Research Centers

Expected Number of Awards:                            3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $5,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits new and competing
continuation applications for Diabetes Endocrinology Research Centers (DERCs) and
Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTCs). Both types of Centers are designed to
support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes and related endocrine and
metabolic diseases. DERCs support three primary research-related activities: biomedical
research cores, a Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) program, and an Enrichment program.



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More information available here

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

Career Enhancement Award for Stem Cell Research (K18)

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

The purpose of the Career Enhancement Award for Stem Cell Research (K18) is to
encourage investigators to obtain the training and career development they need to
appropriately use stem cells in their research. The use of stem cells in biomedical
research offers the potential for significant advances in the next decades, provided
investigators not only understand this potential, but are equipped to take advantage of it.
Human embryonic stem cells (hESC) have only recently become available, and most
investigators are not prepared to handle, maintain, or properly study hESCs

More information available here

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

Developmental Psychopharmacology

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 request research
grant applications to examine the neurobiological impact of psychotherapeutic
medications upon the immature brain, with particular emphasis upon mapping the precise
developmental profile of physiological response to psychotropic agents used in the
treatment of mental disorders in children. Relevant research includes studies in model
systems, including animals, and in human populations.

More information available here

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

NIAID Advanced Technology SBIR

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) encourages Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) for advanced
technology projects that require a longer award period and greater award amount than
those routinely allowed under the SBIR program. For this FOA, "advanced technology"
is defined as a clearly identified product or service that requires approval of the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) and is in one of the following three research areas: A
vaccine, biologic, or drug to treat an infectious disease, an immunologic disease, allergy,
or transplantation; A vaccine, biologic or drug delivery system; Assays for the diagnosis
of an infectious disease, immunologic disease, allergic disease, or as an aid to
transplantation, or therapeutic monitoring systems for clinical trials of vaccines,
biologics, drugs or transplantation.

More information available here

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

NIAID Advanced Technology STTR

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) encourages Small Business Technology
Transfer Research (STTR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) for
advanced technology projects that require a longer award period and greater award
amount than those routinely allowed under the SBIR program.

More information available here

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

NIAID Advanced Technology SBIR

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) encourages Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) for advanced
technology projects that require a longer award period and greater award amount than
those routinely allowed under the SBIR program. For this FOA, "advanced technology"
is defined as a clearly identified product or service that requires approval of the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) and is in one of the following three research areas: A


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vaccine, biologic, or drug to treat an infectious disease, an immunologic disease, allergy,
or transplantation; A vaccine, biologic or drug delivery system; Assays for the diagnosis
of an infectious disease, immunologic disease, allergic disease, or as an aid to
transplantation, or therapeutic monitoring systems for clinical trials of vaccines,
biologics, drugs or transplantation.

More information available here

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

NIAID Advanced Technology STTR

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) encourages Small Business Technology
Transfer Research (STTR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) for
advanced technology projects that require a longer award period and greater award
amount than those routinely allowed under the SBIR program.

More information available here

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

Medications Development for the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum
Women with Substance Related Disorders and/or In Utero Substance
Exposed Neonates (R01)

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

The purpose of this FOA is to foster the development of novel pharmacological strategies
for the treatment of pregnant/postpartum women with Substance Related Disorders
(SRDs) and/or in utero substance exposed neonates. To that end, this FOA issued by
NIDA, National Institutes of Health, will encourage applications to implement preclinical
and clinical research directed towards: 1) the identification, evaluation, and development
of safe and effective novel pharmacotherapies (e.g., new chemical entities or
immunotherapies) for the treatment of pregnant/postpartum women with SRDs and/or in
utero substance exposed neonates, and/or 2) the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of
FDA approved medications (e.g., medications approved for a different indication) for the
treatment of pregnant/postpartum women with SRDs and/or in utero substance exposed
neonates.


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More information available here

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

Tools to Mitigate and Understand the Mental Health Effects of National
Disasters

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) solicits Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) for support of
research and development of novel, or the enhancement of existing, commercializable
products to mitigate (e.g., tools to be used in assessment, preventive or treatment
interventions, and information dissemination) or understand (e.g., research tools) the
mental health effects brought on or exacerbated by the aftermath of national disasters,
such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, including victims and those who responded to their
needs.

More information available here

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

Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base, PharmGKB

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 issued by NIGMS is to enable new and renewal
applications to compete for the Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics Knowledge
Base, PharmGKB (www.pharmgkb.org), which will be renamed the Pharmacogenomics
Knowledge Base. PharmGKB is being developed to serve the needs of the entire research
community in pharmacogenomics. Optimally, the knowledge base PharmGKB will
present complete, comprehensive, and current knowledge in pharmacogenomics, backed
by the critical datasets (which may be archived elsewhere) and the most compelling
literature.

More information available here

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



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Food Protection Task Force Conference

Expected Number of Awards:                           32
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $160,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $5,000
Award Floor:                                         $5,000

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Food and Drug
Administration under the Small Scientific Conference Grant Mechanism (R13) is to
solicit applications from institutions/organizations that propose to organize Food
Protection Task Force meetings to foster communication and cooperation and
collaboration within the States among State, local, and tribal food protection, public
health, agriculture, and regulatory agencies. The meetings should: (1) provide a forum for
all the stakeholders of the food protection system (regulatory agencies, academia,
industry, consumers, State legislators, Boards of Health and Agriculture, and other
interested parties; (2) assist in adopting or implementing the Food Code and other food
protection regulations; and (3) promote the integration of an efficient statewide food
protection/defense system that maximizes the protection of the public health through
prevention, intervention and response including the early detection and containment of
foodborne illness.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Feb 23, 2012 Back to Table of Contents

Outcomes Research in Orthotics and Prosthetics

Expected Number of Awards:                           2
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $350,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), solicits
investigator initiated grant applications (R01) from institutions/organizations to develop,
validate and evaluate a health outcome system measure for the consumers of orthotics or
limb prosthetics.

More information available here

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

Replication, Fine-Mapping and Sequencing: Follow-Up on Genome-Wide
Association Studies for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases



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Expected Number of Awards:                            Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $1,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $250,000
Award Floor:                                          Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health,
encourages applications that propose to perform replication, fine-mapping, and
sequencing studies of human genomic regions that are putatively associated with
phenotypes relevant to the NIAMS mission. Genomic regions of interest are primarily
those identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS). The objective of this FOA
is to enhance the identification of causal genes and genetic variants that influence
complex diseases relevant to the NIAMS mission.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Jun 29, 2011    Back to Table of Contents



Building System Capacity for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in
Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention

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
Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, provides resources to facilitate research on the
adoption, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based clinical treatment
practices, prevention approaches, and business practices in community-based service
delivery settings. It is intended to foster collaboration between service providers and
entities that directly influence their capacity to deliver such practices, including Single
State Agencies, other funders, licensing and regulatory bodies, referral sources,
educational entities, and other social services agencies that interact with the treatment and
prevention systems.

More information available here

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

Head Start Graduate Student Research

Expected Number of Awards:                            10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $250,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $25,000


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Award Floor:                                          $0

These grants are authorized under Section 649 of the Head Start Act, as amended by the
Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, codified at 42 United States
Code (U.S.C.) 9844.

More information available here

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

Mental Health Dissertation Research Grant to Increase Diversity

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 is to increase the diversity of the mental health
research workforce. It will enable qualified doctoral candidates to pursue research careers
in any area relevant to the research mission of the National Institute of Mental Health
(NIMH). These awards are available to US citizens or permanent residents who are
predoctoral students advanced to candidacy in accredited research doctoral programs in
the United States (including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories or possessions).

More information available here

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

Research on Clinical Decision Making in People with or at Risk for Life-
Threatening Illness

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 of
Nursing Research (NINR) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of
Health, seeks to stimulate research on the decision-making processes made by persons at
risk for and those faced with life-threatening illness. These illnesses are ones that almost
always lead to death in a fairly short period of time if left untreated, but may be chronic
or even cured if dealt with early in the disease process. An example of a life-threatening
illness that may be chronic for some years would be HIV infection when treated.

More information available here



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

Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants in Diabetes, Endocrine and
Metabolic Diseases

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

This FOA, issued by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
(NIDDK) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) of the National Institutes of
Health, encourages exploratory/developmental clinical research related to the prevention
or treatment of diabetes, obesity and endocrine and genetic metabolic diseases. The Pilot
and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants Program is designed to allow initiation of
exploratory, short-term clinical studies, so that new ideas may be investigated without
stringent requirements for preliminary data.

More information available here

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

Biomedical Research on the International Space Station

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    Not available
Award Ceiling:                                      $150,000
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) are cooperating to facilitate biomedical research in space for
better understanding of human physiology and human health on Earth. The NIH uses this
FOA to publicize the availability of the International Space Station (ISS) as a National
Laboratory, and to announce the NIH BioMed-ISS program encouraging investigator-
initiated applications for biomedical research that will use the unique microgravity and
radiation environment and resources of the ISS to test innovative hypotheses for the
potential benefit of human health on Earth.

More information available here

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

Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $6,000,000


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Award Ceiling:                                        $750,000
Award Floor:                                          Not available

This FOA issued by The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases (NIDDK) invites applications for Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research
Core Centers (DDRCCs). The DDRCCs are part of an integrated program of digestive
and liver diseases research support provided by the NIDDK. The purpose of this Centers
program is to bring together, on a cooperative basis, basic science and clinical
investigators to enhance the effectiveness of their research related to digestive and/or
liver diseases and their complications.

More information available here

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

NIOSH Exploratory and/or Developmental Grant Program

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

The purpose of this grants program is to develop an understanding of the risks and
conditions that are associated with occupational diseases and injuries, to explore methods
for reducing risks and for preventing or minimizing exposure to hazardous conditions in
the workplace, and to translate significant scientific findings into prevention practices and
products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Sep 08, 2012 Back to Table of Contents

Exploratory Investigations in Food Allergy

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

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support high impact,
innovative exploratory/developmental investigations to determine the mechanisms of
IgE-mediated food allergy and related co-morbid conditions using ex vivo studies with
human specimens and studies with current or new animal models of food allergy. This
initiative is supported by co-sponsoring organizations including the Food Allergy
Initiative and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.



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More information available here

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

12.175. Exploratory Grants for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control

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 Cancer Institute
(NCI) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM),
invites the submission of applications in developmental and formative behavioral
research in cancer prevention and control. This FOA will support innovative pilot
projects or feasibility studies, which will facilitate the growth of research science in the
cancer control continuum from a behavioral perspective. This FOA includes and
incorporates the research interests of the Behavioral Research program, the Office of
Cancer Survivorship, and the Community Oncology and Prevention Trials Research
Group.

More information available here

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

Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases

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

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the
Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) invites applications to support the secondary
analysis of existing data sets relevant to diabetes and endocrine and metabolic diseases;
digestive diseases and nutrition, including obesity and eating disorders; and kidney,
urologic, and hematologic diseases. The goal of this NIDDK program is to facilitate
research that explores innovative hypotheses through the use of existing data sets.

More information available here

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

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Expected Number of Awards:                            65
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $9,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        Not available
Award Floor:                                          Not available

Funds through the Dental Reimbursement Program are available to accredited predoctoral
dental, postdoctoral dental and dental hygiene education programs to help cover the
unreimbursed costs of providing oral health services to patients with HIV. Each eligible
dental education program may submit an annual application that documents its
unreimbursed costs of providing oral heatlh care to patients with HIV during the prior
year. Funds are distributed to all eligible applicants, taking into account the unreimbursed
costs incurred by each institution, the total of all costs incurred by all eligible applicants
and the amount of funds available.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Jun 04, 2009 Back to Table of Contents


Biobehavioral Methods to Improve Outcomes Research

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
Nursing Research (NINR), the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS),
the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the
National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the National
Cancer Institute (NCI), the Office of Biobehavioral and Social Sciences Research
(OBSSR), and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
(NIAMS), National Institutes of Health, solicits Research Project Grant (R01)
applications from institutions/organizations that propose to foster biobehavioral research
and develop innovative research designs, methods of measurement, and data analysis
techniques.

More information available here

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

Biobehavioral Methods to Improve Outcomes Research

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


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Award Floor:                                        Not available

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of
Nursing Research (NINR), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute on
Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the National Institute of
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), and the Office of Behavioral
and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits
Research Project Grant (R21) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to
foster biobehavioral research and develop innovative research designs, methods of
measurement, and data analysis techniques.

More information available here

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

Alcohol Research Resource Awards

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

In the pursuit of alcohol-related research, resources are occasionally developed that are
used by and benefit the broader alcohol research community and are shared with
scientists at both the resource developer's home institution and at external institutions.
While support for maintenance of these resources is often provided through a Regular
Research Project Grant (R01) award or the core of an Alcohol Research Center (P50),
situations may arise in which continued support of the resource through any or all of
these instruments is not feasible. For example, demand for the resource by individuals
from outside the home institution may exceed the capacity of support available through
an investigator's R01 or an institution's P50. As well, the developers of the resource may
have a reduced need for the resource, while other investigators continue to benefit from
the resource.

More information available here

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

Solicitation of Assays for High Throughput Screening (HTS) in the
Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    Not available
Award Ceiling:                                      $25,000
Award Floor:                                        Not available



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The NIH Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative wishes to encourage HTS assay
applications from investigators who have the interest and capability to work with the
Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN) for chemical probe
development. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) promotes discovery and
development of new chemical probes as research tools for use by scientists in both the
public and private sectors to advance the understanding of biological functions and
disease mechanisms. This initiative is one of the integrated components of the NIH
Molecular Libraries Roadmap initiative that offers biomedical researchers access to
large-scale automated high throughput screening (HTS) centers in the MLPCN, diverse
compound libraries in the Small Molecule Repository (MLSMR) and information on
biological activities of small molecules in the PubChem BioAssay public database.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:            Jan 04, 2012 Back to Table of Contents

Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity

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

This FOA issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
(NIDDK); the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI); the National Cancer
Institute (NCI); the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(NCCAM) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) of the National Institutes of
Health, encourages research grant applications from institutions/organizations that
propose to conduct exploratory/developmental clinical studies that will accelerate the
development of effective interventions for prevention or treatment of overweight or
obesity in adults and/or children. Exploratory epidemiological research with a goal of
informing translational/clinical research will also be supported within this program.

More information available here

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

Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program

Expected Number of Awards:                        Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $18,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                    Not available
Award Floor:                                      Not available

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) solicits grant applications from
institutions/organizations to participate in a new NHLBI Prematurity and Respiratory


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Outcomes Program (PROP). This cooperative, multidisciplinary scientific group will
investigate hypotheses on the molecular mechanisms that contribute to respiratory disease
risk of the premature newborn with the long-term goal of improving outcomes in the first
year of life. The Program will consist of up to five Clinical Research Centers (CRC), a
Steering Committee, and a Data Coordinating Center (DCC). CRC applicants will each
propose a detailed hypothesis of a mechanism that contributes to respiratory disease risk
of a defined cohort, as well as innovative molecular/functional biomarkers to define the
cohort, predict the severity of respiratory outcomes for that cohort, and serve as surrogate
endpoints in evaluation of risk modification.

More information available here

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



12.194. Clinical Research Curriculum Award

Expected Number of Awards:                           16
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $4,800,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $275,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites educational and research institutions to
apply for the Clinical Research Curriculum Award (CRCA). CRCA awards will be made
exclusively to institutions that are not yet participants in a Clinical and Translational
Science Award (CTSA). Applications in response to this RFA may be either new or
competitive renewals of existing K30 programs and awards will be for three years.

More information available here

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

Research on Clinical Decision Making in People with or at Risk for Life-
Threatening Illness (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 Institute of
Nursing Research (NINR) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of
Health, seeks to stimulate research on the decision-making processes made by persons at
risk for and those faced with life-threatening illness. These illnesses are ones that almost
always lead to death in a fairly short period of time if left untreated, but may be chronic
or even cured if dealt with early in the disease process. An example of a life-threatening


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illness that may be chronic for some years would be HIV infection when treated. An
example of a life-threatening illness that may be cured in its early stages would be breast
cancer.

More information available here

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

2009 FPH Region 2 (Virgin Islands)

Expected Number of Awards:                            Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      Not available
Award Ceiling:                                        $853,000
Award Floor:                                          $853,000

This announcement seeks applications from public and nonprofit private entities to
establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide
family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to
persons from low-income families. Family planning services include clinical family
planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling
related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the
Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines,Legislative mandates,
Program Priorities, and other Key Issues included in this announcement and in the
application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

More information available here

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


2009 Announcement of Availability of Funds for Embryo Donation and/or
Adoption Public Awareness Campaign Cooperative Agreement Projects.

Expected Number of Awards:                            4
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $1,400,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $500,000
Award Floor:                                          $350,000

This program is authorized by Section 1704 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. §
300u-3. The OPA is under the direction of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population
Affairs (DASPA), who serves as the senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health
(ASH) on reproductive health science issues. The OPA announces the anticipated
availability of funds for FY 2009 and requests applications for cooperative agreement
projects that will contribute to increasing public awareness of embryo donation and/or
adoption. The increasing success of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has
resulted in a situation in which an infertile couple typically creates several embryos


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through in-vitro fertilization (IVF). During IVF treatments, couples may produce many
embryos in an attempt to become pregnant with several being cryopreserved (frozen) for
future use.

More information available here

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

National Organization for Nutrition Programs

Expected Number of Awards:                           1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $2,750,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $850,000
Award Floor:                                        $0

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―National Organizations for Nutrition Programs‖. Approximately $2,750,000 will be
available to fund one award. The purpose of this program is to enhance the capacity of
state health departments to plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive nutrition
programs and projects, with a focus on integration with physical activity and other
obesity prevention and control interventions to reduce obesity and other chronic diseases.

More information available here

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


Promoting Careers in Aging and Health Disparities Research (K01)

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $500,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $150,000
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The overall goal of NIH-supported career development programs is to help ensure that a
diverse pool of highly trained scientists are available in adequate numbers and in
appropriate research areas to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical
research needs. This FOA: Promoting Careers in Aging and Health Disparities Research
(K01) is limited to applications for career development in support of health disparities
related to aging.

More information available here

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




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Basic and Translational Research in Emotion (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) encourages Research Project Grant
(R01) applications to expand basic and translational research on the processes and
mechanisms involved in the experience, expression, and regulation of emotion.
Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01)
award mechanism. Applications of identical scientific scope are encouraged also under
the NIH Small Research Grant (R03) and the NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant
(R21) award mechanisms, responding to FOAs PA-06-180 and PA-06-181, respectively.

More information available here

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

Novel statistical methods for human gene expression quantitative trait loci
(eQTL) analysis (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $300,000
Award Floor:                                        Not available

This FOA solicits applications to develop innovative statistical methods to detect the
influence of genetic variation on tissue-specific gene expression and regulation. The goal
of the FOA is to seek proposals to develop statistical methods to appropriately analyze
the forthcoming complex data sets generated by the NIH Roadmap initiative entitled
Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Project.

More information available here

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

Secondary Analyses of Data on Child Care

Expected Number of Awards:                          10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $120,000
Award Floor:                                        $0

Funds for Secondary Analyses of Data on Child Care grants are available for supporting
secondary analyses of existing data to answer questions of relevance for policy decision-


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making on child care and child care subsidies in the United States, US Territories and
Tribes. The anticipated total funding for these grants is $1,000,000.

More information available here

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

Partnerships for Development of Vaccines for Selected Pathogens (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:                         Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $4,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $500,000
Award Floor:                                       Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites
research applications for projects that will advance development of vaccines against five
pathogens that have a significant impact on public health: cytomegalovirus, respiratory
syncytial virus, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Clostridium
difficile. The formation of collaborative partnerships between academic (or non-profit)
researchers from different disciplines or with industry is strongly encouraged, but not
required.

More information available here

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



Center for Early Care and Education Research: Dual Language Learners

Expected Number of Awards:                          1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $1,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $1,500,000
Award Floor:                                        $0

Funds are provided by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) for the
creation of a Center for Research in Early Care and Education to focus on dual language
learners (DLLs) from birth through 5 years of age and their families. The Center will
provide leadership and collaborate with researchers from diverse areas of expertise in
order (a) to improve the state of knowledge and measurement in early childhood research
on young DLLs and the needs of their families as these relate to children's development,
and (b) to identify and advance the evidence base for the best practices and strategies in
early care and education programming to support the overall development of young
DLLs and to effectively support their families.

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

NIDCD Definitive Phase III Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34)

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

The goal of this FOA is to provide support to complete the development of a
comprehensive research protocol for large-scale, multicenter Phase III Definitive Clinical
Trials (DCT). The planning grant is designed to permit early peer review of the proposed
clinical trial in terms of its rationale, general design, organizational structure and
implementation plan. The planning grant is used to support the development of a detailed
Manual of Procedures (MOP) which is required for submission when applying for a
Phase III Definitive Clinical Trial (PAR-08-205).

More information available here

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


Peer to Peer Capacity Building of Ministries of Health in Public Sector
HIV Program Management under the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                          1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $7,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $7,000,000
Award Floor:                                        $4,500,000

Secretary‘s Forecast Summary CDC-RFA-PS09-915 CDC‘s Procurement and Grants
Office has published a program announcement entitled, ―Peer to Peer Capacity Building
of Ministries of Health in Public Sector HIV Program Management under the President‘s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $7,000,000 will be available to fund
approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to help strengthen the capacity
of Ministries of Health (MOHs) to effectively manage public sector HIV programs
through peer-to-peer capacity-building conducted by U.S. senior HIV public health
officials.

More information available here

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




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Grants to Support the Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the availability of
funds under its grant program to assist researchers in conducting health services research
for 2009. The purpose of the Hispanic grant program is to implement Hispanic American
health services research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary
populations. The grant program is designed to: 1) Encourage health services and health
disparities researchers to pursue research issues which impact Hispanic Medicare,
Medicaid, and SCHIP health services issues, 2) conduct outreach activities to apprise
Hispanic researchers of funding availability to conduct research-related issues affecting
Hispanic American communities to expand the pool of applicants applying for such
grants, 3) assist CMS in implementing its mission focusing on health care quality and
improvement for its beneficiaries, 4) support extramural research in health care capacity
development activities for the Hispanic American communities, 5) promote research that
will be aimed at developing a better understanding of health care services issues
pertaining to Hispanic Americans, and 6) foster an network for communication and
collaboration regarding Hispanic health care issues.

More information available here

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

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Early Head Start
Expansion

Expected Number of Awards:                           600
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $619,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $5,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

This grant opportunity is being made available under the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5). Funding will support an increase in the
enrollment of additional children as well as create new teaching and other positions
within Early Head Start programs. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF),
Office of Head Start (OHS) solicits applications from public or private non-profit
organizations, including faith-based organizations or for-profit organizations, that wish to
compete for funds, including training and technical assistance funds that are available to
provide Early Head Start services to pregnant women, infants and toddlers and their
families. Financial assistance will be competitively awarded to public and non-profit and
for-profit private entities, including Early Head Start and Head Start grantees, to provide
child and family development services for low-income families with infants and toddlers


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ages birth to three years and pregnant women who are not currently being served by a
Head Start or Early Head Start program.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:            TBD     Back to Table of Contents

Coordinating Center for Organ Transplant Clinical Trials (U01)

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $3,800,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $2,500,000
Award Floor:                                      Not available

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications
from institutions for renewal of a Statistical and Clinical Coordinating Center (SACCC)
to support clinical studies in organ transplantation conducted by the following NIAID-
sponsored clinical consortia: the Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation (CTOT)
Consortium, the Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children (CTOT-C)
Consortium, and the Genomics of Transplantation Cooperative Research Program
(GTCRP). The SACCC will provide statistical expertise, data management and clinical
site monitoring, and will work with NIAID staff to ensure that studies are conducted in
compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the federal regulations governing
human subjects research.

More information available here

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

Grants to Support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the availability of
funds under its grant program to assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities
(HBCUs) in conducting health services and health disparities research for 2009. The
purpose of the grant program is to support researchers in implementing health services
research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations. The goals
of the grant program are to: 1) encourage HBCU health services researchers to pursue
research issues which impact the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP programs, 2) assist
CMS in implementing its mission focusing on health care quality and improvement for its
beneficiaries, 3) assist HBCU researchers by supporting extramural research in health
care capacity development activities for the African American communities, 4) increase


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the pool of HBCU researchers capable of implementing the research, demonstration, and
evaluation activities of CMS, and 5) assist in fostering interuniversity communication and
collaboration regarding African American health disparity issues.

More information available here

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

Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and
Control: Research to Inform Policy (R03)

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) issued by the NICHD is to
enhance childhood obesity research by fostering the formation of local, state, or regional
teams consisting of researchers, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g.,
community representatives, public health practitioners or officials, educators) in order to
identify research questions and hypotheses, design and implement the relevant research,
and translate the research into evidence relevant to potential policy efforts in this
area.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

More information available here

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

Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and
Control: Research to Inform Policy (R21)

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) issued by the NICHD is to
enhance childhood obesity research by fostering the formation of local, state, or regional
teams consisting of researchers, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g.,
community representatives, public health practitioners or officials, educators) in order to
identify research questions and hypotheses, design and implement the relevant research,
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More information available here

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

World Health Organization (WHO): Addressing Emerging Infectious
Diseases and the International Health Regulations

Expected Number of Awards:                          1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $50,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $0
Award Floor:                                        $0

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a funding opportunity
announcement entitled, ―World Health Organization (WHO): Addressing Emerging
Infectious Diseases and the International Health Regulations‖. Approximately
$50,000,000will be available in fiscal year 2009 to fund one award. The purpose of the
program is to assist the World Health Organization (WHO), the lead health agency of the
United Nations, in their implementation of a coordinated plan to assist national
governments and regional authorities to address emerging infectious diseases and other
public health threats.

More information available here

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

Expanding Capacity for the United Republic of Tanzania’s HIV/AIDS
Death Case Reporting by Implementation of Verbal Autopsy in Local and
Governmental Institutions through the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                          1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $3,750,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $750,000
Award Floor:                                        $300,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Expanding Capacity for the United Republic of Tanzania‘s HIV/AIDS Death Case
Reporting by Implementation of Verbal Autopsy in Local and Governmental Institutions
through the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $750,000 will
be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to enable to
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) to maintain and oversee the
demographic surveillance activities as well as implement improved HIV/AIDS death case
reporting as aided by indigenous research institutions in the United Republic of Tanzania.

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

Strengthening of a Continuum of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and
Treatment Services through a Network Model in the United Republic of
Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                       1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $7,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                   $1,500,000
Award Floor:                                     $250,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Strengthening of a Continuum of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment Services
through a Network Model in the United Republic of Tanzania under the President‘s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $1,500,000 will be available to fund
approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to build upon the existing
framework of health policy and programming that the Ministry of Health (MOH) in
Tanzania has initiated.

More information available here

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

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare – Strengthening National Health
Laboratory Services in the United Republic of Tanzania under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                       1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                 $6,250,000
Award Ceiling:                                   $1,250,000
Award Floor:                                     $500,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Ministry of Health and Social Welfare – Strengthening National Health Laboratory
Services in the United Republic of Tanzania under the President‘s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $1,250,000 will be available to fund approximately one
award. The purpose of the program is to coordinate oversight and strengthening of the
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare‘s response the HIV epidemic in Tanzania
mainland.

More information available here

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Research Technical Assistance for Public Health Evaluation in the
Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $5,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $1,000,000
Award Floor:                                      $200,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Research Technical Assistance for Public Health Evaluation in the Republic of Tanzania
under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $1,000,000 will
be available to fund approximately three awards. The purpose of the program is to
support PEPFAR‘s public health evaluation activities in achieving high quality and
timely outputs.

More information available here


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

Supporting the Expansion of Partner HIV Counseling, Testing and
Disclosure Training and Technical Assistance in Countries Supported by
the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $3,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $700,000
Award Floor:                                      $300,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Supporting the Expansion of Partner HIV Counseling, Testing and Disclosure Training
and Technical Assistance in Countries Supported by the President‘s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $700,000 will be available to fund approximately one
award. The purpose of the program is to support the expansion of Couples HIV
Counseling and Testing (CHCT) activities in countries supported by PEPFAR.

More information available here

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

Provision of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) for HIV
Prevention in the Republic of Kenya under the President’s Emergency
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Expected Number of Awards:                        3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $20,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $2,000,000
Award Floor:                                      $100,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Provision of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) for HIV Prevention in the
Republic of Kenya under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖
Approximately $2,000,000 will be available to fund approximately two awards. The
purpose of the program is to support the Government of Kenya in ensuring provision of
safe and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services in regions with low
circumcision rates in Kenya.

More information available here

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

Support Implementation, Expansion and Sustainability of Injection Safety
Activities in the Republic of Kenya under the President’s Emergency Plan
for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $15,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $1,000,000
Award Floor:                                      $100,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Support Implementation, Expansion and Sustainability of Injection Safety Activities in
the Republic of Kenya under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖
Approximately $3,000,000 will be available to fund approximately two awards. The
purpose of the program is to prevent biomedical transmission of HIV and other blood
borne pathogens by reducing the number of unsafe and unnecessary injections and
supporting necessary provisions.

More information available here

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

Strengthening Pre-service and In-service HIV Training in the Republic of
Kenya under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        6
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $25,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $500,000
Award Floor:                                      $200,000



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CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Strengthening Pre-service and In-service HIV Training in the Republic of Kenya under
the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $5,000,000 will be
available to fund approximately five awards. The purpose of the program is to strengthen,
expand and develop HIV/AIDS training programs in Kenya.

More information available here

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

Prevention of Cervical Cancer in HIV Positive Women in the Federal
Democratic Republic of Ethiopia under the President’s Emergency Plan
for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $2,468,885
Award Ceiling:                                     $493,777
Award Floor:                                       $300,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Prevention of Cervical Cancer in HIV Positive Women in the Federal Democratic
Republic of Ethiopia under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖
Approximately $493,777 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose
of the program is to pilot and document an investigation into the question of whether a
single-visit approach for cervical cancer with visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA),
followed by immediate treatment with cryotherapy for those testing positive (or referral
as indicated), is safe, acceptable, and feasible for HIV positive women in Ethiopian HIV
care and treatment settings.

More information available here

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

Assistance to Develop and Implement a Behavior Change Information and
Communications (BCIC) Approach for the Government of Botswana’s
(GOB) Newly Adopted Safe Male Circumcision Strategy under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $800,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $800,000
Award Floor:                                       $800,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Assistance to Develop and Implement a Behavior Change Information and



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Communications (BCIC) Approach for the Government of Botswana‘s (GOB) Newly
Adopted Safe Male Circumcision Strategy under the President‘s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $800,000 will be available to fund approximately one
award. The purpose of the program is to identify a partner who will collaborate with
Government of Botswana (GOB) Ministry of Health (MOH) and relevant partners to
improve and strengthen the delivery of the BCIC component of Botswana‘s newly
adopted Safe Male Circumcision Strategy.

More information available here

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

Technical Assistance for In-Service Training of Health Care Providers in
Botswana in Management of HIV/AIDS and HIV/TB Co-infection in the
Republic of Botswana under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $2,166,350
Award Ceiling:                                    $2,166,350
Award Floor:                                       $2,166,350

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Technical Assistance for In-Service Training of Health Care Providers in Botswana in
Management of HIV/AIDS and HIV/TB Co-infection in the Republic of Botswana under
the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $2,166,350 will be
available to fund approximately one. The purpose of the program is to provide technical
assistance to strengthen the Government of Botswana‘s ability to provide high quality,
long-term, chronic care to its HIV-infected citizens.

More information available here

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

Support for Training of HIV Health Care Providers in the Republic of
Botswana under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $13,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $1,300,000
Award Floor:                                      $1,000,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Support for Training of HIV Health Care Providers in the Republic of Botswana under
the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $1,300,000 will be
available to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to provide


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technical assistance to strengthen the Government of Botswana‘s ability to provide high
quality, long-term care to its HIV-infected citizens.

More information available here

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

Rapid Strengthening and Expansion of Integrated Social Services for
People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the Republic of Mozambique
under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $500,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $100,000
Award Floor:                                      $50,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Rapid Strengthening and Expansion of Integrated Social Services for People Living with
HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the Republic of Mozambique under the President‘s Emergency
Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $100,000 will be available to fund approximately
one award. The purpose of the program is to progressively build an indigenous,
sustainable response to the national HIV epidemic through the rapid expansion of
innovative, culturally appropriate, high-quality HIV/AIDS prevention and care
interventions, and improved linkages to HIV counseling and testing and HIV treatment
services targeting rural and other underserved populations.

More information available here

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

Technical Assistance for the Support of Laboratory and Other Activities in
Portuguese-Speaking Countries in Africa under the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $1,600,000
Award Floor:                                      $400,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Technical Assistance for the Support of Laboratory and Other Activities in Portuguese-
Speaking Countries in Africa under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖
Approximately $1,600,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The
purpose of the program is to develop, strengthen and expand the capacity of the
Mozambican and Angolan Ministries of Health (Mozambique and Angola MOH). For
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More information available here

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Hinterland Initiative – Expanding HIV/AIDS Services to Indigenous
Amerindian Communities of Regions 1 and 9: Building Partnerships and
Strengthening Coordinating Capacity under the President’s Emergency
Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $1,250,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $100,000
Award Floor:                                       $50,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Hinterland Initiative – Expanding HIV/AIDS Services to Indigenous Amerindian
Communities of Regions 1 and 9: Building Partnerships and Strengthening Coordinating
Capacity under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately
$250,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the program
is to expand HIV/AIDS services to the Hinterland regions of Guyana.

More information available here

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Implementation and Strengthening of Laboratory Health Systems in
PEPFAR Countries through Quality Management Systems and
Laboratory Accreditation under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        8
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $50,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $500,000
Award Floor:                                      $100,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Implementation and Strengthening of Laboratory Health Systems in PEPFAR Countries
through Quality Management Systems and Laboratory Accreditation under the
President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $10,000,000 will be
available to fund approximately eight awards. The purpose of the program is to develop
indigenous capacity for, and train personnel to, perform laboratory inspections for the
purpose of accreditation.

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Expansion of HIV/AIDS, STI and TB Laboratory Activities in the Namibia
Institute of Pathology (NIP), Ltd. under the President’s Emergency Plan
for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                            1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $12,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $2,144,093
Award Floor:                                          $1,000,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Expansion of HIV/AIDS, STI and TB Laboratory Activities in the Namibia Institute of
Pathology (NIP), Ltd. under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖
Approximately $2,144,093 will be available to fund approximately one award. The
purpose of the program is to improve national surveillance for HIV infection, sexually
transmitted infections (STIs), and tuberculosis (TB), as well as to expand the capacity of
the Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) to provide services for diagnosing and
managing these diseases and others related to HIV infection and transmission in Namibia.

More information available here

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Strengthening Capacity of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Health to
Train Laboratory Staff in HIV/STI/TB Testing under the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                            1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $750,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $100,000
Award Floor:                                          $100,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Strengthening Capacity of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Health to Train
Laboratory Staff in HIV/STI/TB Testing under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief.‖ Approximately $100,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The
purpose of the program is to increase the capacity of the Dominican Republic Ministry of
Health to plan and deliver trainings for laboratory staff that work in the public and private
health sector.

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Increasing Public Health Workforce Capacity to Implement and Deliver
Laboratory Services and Public Health Interventions in the Dominican
Republic under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $750,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $150,000
Award Floor:                                      $100,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Increasing Public Health Workforce Capacity to Implement and Deliver Laboratory
Services and Public Health Interventions in the Dominican Republic under the
President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $150,000 will be available
to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to strengthen to health
workers‘ capacity to appropriately use public health principles and methods.

More information available here

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Strengthening Laboratory Health Systems in the Dominican Republic to
Perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control HIV/AIDS Diagnostic
Testing under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $400,000
Award Floor:                                      $300,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Strengthening Laboratory Health Systems in the Dominican Republic to Perform
Quality Assurance and Quality Control HIV/AIDS Diagnostic Testing under the
President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $400,000 will be available
to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to improve the quality
of HIV testing in the Dominican Republic.

More information available here

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Supporting the Implementation and Expansion of Provider Initiated HIV
Testing and Counseling (PITC) in the Republic of Kenya under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        2


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Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $15,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $1,500,000
Award Floor:                                           $200,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Supporting the Implementation and Expansion of Provider Initiated HIV Testing and
Counseling (PITC) in the Republic of Kenya under the President‘s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $1,500,000 will be available to fund approximately two
awards. The purpose of the program is to support the implementation and expansion of
PITC activities in all health facilities beginning with the national, provincial and district
hospitals initially, but later including health centers and private hospitals in Kenya as part
of PEPFAR.

More information available here

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Strengthening HIV/AIDS, STI and TB Prevention, Care and Treatment
Activities within the Addis Ababa University Community, Ministry of
Health (MoH) and Selected Regions in Ethiopia under the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                             1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $1,838,440
Award Ceiling:                                        $367,688
Award Floor:                                          $367,688

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Strengthening HIV/AIDS, STI and TB Prevention, Care and Treatment Activities within
the Addis Ababa University Community, Ministry of Health (MoH) and Selected
Regions in Ethiopia under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖
Approximately $367,688 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose
of the program is to provide support for expansion of current prevention, care and
treatment efforts under the GOE‘s National HIV/AIDS Plan.

More information available here

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Prevention in Rural and Urban Hotspots for Most-at-Risk Populations
(MARPs) Amhara Region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

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


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CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Prevention in Rural and Urban Hotspots for Most-at-Risk Populations (MARPs)
including Students, Mobile Merchants, Commercial Sex Workers, and Daily Laborers in
Amhara Region of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia under the President‘s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $1,000,000 will be available to fund
approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to increase access to high
quality HIV prevention, care and treatment services for MARPs and their partners,
particularly in identified rural and urban hotspots in selected Woredas and Zones of the
Amhara region.

More information available here

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Rapid Scale-Up of HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Services in the
Kingdom of Swaziland under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $25,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $5,000,000
Award Floor:                                       $3,000,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Rapid Scale-Up of HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Services in the Kingdom of
Swaziland under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately
$3,500,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the
program is to collaborate with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in
Swaziland for the rapid scale-up and decentralization of HIV/AIDS clinical care and
treatment services in order to assure a continuum of care for patients affected by HIV.

More information available here

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Capacity Building Assistance to Support Sustainable HIV/AIDS
Integrated Laboratory Program Development under the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $15,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $15,000,000
Award Floor:                                       $15,000,000




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CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Capacity Building Assistance to Support Sustainable HIV/AIDS Integrated Laboratory
Program Development under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖
Approximately $15,000,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The
purpose of the program is to provide assistance for the PEPFAR laboratory program
development projects.

More information available here

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Strengthening the State of Tamil Nadu Response to HIV/AIDS in Chennai,
India through the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TNSACS)
under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                          1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $339,200
Award Ceiling:                                      $600,000
Award Floor:                                        $200,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Strengthening the State of Tamil Nadu Response to HIV/AIDS in Chennai, India
through the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TNSACS) under the President‘s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $339,200 will be available to fund
approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to provide technical and
capacity development support for activities that will stregthen the National AIDS Control
Program of the State of Tamil Nadu.

More information available here

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Improving Diagnosis and Preventing the Spread of Tuberculosis in
HIV/AIDS-Infected People in the Kingdom of Cambodia under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                          1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $200,000
Award Floor:                                        $100,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Improving Diagnosis and Preventing the Spread of Tuberculosis in HIV/AIDS-Infected
People in the Kingdom of Cambodia under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief.‖ Approximately $200,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The
purpose of the program is to: (1) improve identification, diagnosis and treatment of TB in


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HIV/AIDS infected people in Cambodia; and (2) to prevent the spread of multi-drug
resistant (MDR) TB in Cambodia.

More information available here

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Expansion of HIV Prevention Counseling, Psychosocial Support and
Outreach Services in Botswana under the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $9,125,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $1,825,000
Award Floor:                                       $1,825,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Expansion of HIV Prevention Counseling, Psychosocial Support and Outreach Services
in Botswana under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately
$1,825,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the
program is to increase the effectiveness of PMTCT services through a comprehensive
program of facility based peer counseling and psychosocial support for pregnant women
and new mothers living with HIV/AIDS in Botswana.

More information available here

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Technical Assistance for Injection Safety in the Republic of Botswana
under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $1,187,500
Award Ceiling:                                     $500,000
Award Floor:                                       $237,500

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Technical Assistance for Injection Safety in the Republic of Botswana under the
President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $237,500 will be available
to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the
existing Making Medical Injection Safer project, to extend successful interventions into
additional districts and to promote the safety of health care workers, patients and the
community by provided technical assistance and support.

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Expansion of Safe Male Circumcision Services to Prevent HIV in
Botswana under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $2,953,063
Award Ceiling:                                    $2,953,063
Award Floor:                                      $2,000,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Expansion of Safe Male Circumcision Services to Prevent HIV in Botswana under the
President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $2,953,063 will be
available to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to improve
and strengthen the delivery of the service component of Botswana‘s newly adopted Safe
Male Circumcision Strategy.

More information available here

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Pediatric ART, HIV and TB/HIV Care and Outreach Support in the
Republic of Botswana under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $4,265,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $853,000
Award Floor:                                      $853,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Pediatric ART, HIV and TB/HIV Care and Outreach Support in the Republic of
Botswana under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately
$853,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the program
is to identify a partner who will collaborate with Government of Botswana (GOB)
Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Local Government (MLG) and Ministry of
Education (MOE) to strengthen the delivery and sustainability of high quality pediatric
ART and TB/HIV services countrywide.

More information available here

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Strengthening TB/HIV Collaboration in the Kingdom of Lesotho under
the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief


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Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $18,750,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $3,750,000
Award Floor:                                       $3,750,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Strengthening TB/HIV Collaboration in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the President‘s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $3,750,000 will be available to fund
approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the capacity of the
Government of Lesotho (GOL) to address nationwide deficiencies in laboratory staff,
facilities and equipment which are barriers to scaling up diagnosis and treatment for TB.

More information available here

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Capacity-Building Assistance for Global HIV/AIDS Microbiological
Laboratory Program Development through Technical Assistance
Collaboration under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $25,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $5,000,000
Award Floor:                                       $50,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Capacity-Building Assistance for Global HIV/AIDS Microbiological Laboratory
Program Development through Technical Assistance Collaboration under the President‘s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $5,000,000 will be available to fund
approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to progressively build an
indigenous, sustainable response to national HIV epidemics through the rapid expansion
of innovative, culturally-appropriate, high-quality HIV/AIDS prevention and care
interventions, and to support laboratory capacity building assistance for HIV/AIDS
program development through technical assistance as part of PEPFAR.

More information available here

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Developing Advanced Prevention, Health Systems and Strategic
Information Systems in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $315,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $315,000


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Award Floor:                                      $200,000

Secretary‘s Forecast Summary CDC-RFA-PS09-9107 CDC‘s Procurement and Grants
Office has published a program announcement entitled, ―Developing Advanced
Prevention, Health Systems and Strategic Information Systems in the Socialist Republic
of Vietnam under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately
$315,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the program
is to assist the Government of Vietnam (GVN) to develop in-country capacity within the
Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to improve services to
populations vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, and develop systems to provide information on
these populations and services which are strategic for planning and program
improvement.

More information available here

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Strengthening Laboratory Systems and Building Sustainable Human
Capacity in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam under the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $320,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $320,000
Award Floor:                                      $200,000

Approximately $320,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose
of the program is to strengthen the capacity of the Vietnam Administration for Medical
Services (VAMS) to better addres the laboratory needs in HIV/AIDS and provide HIVE-
related support and services.

More information available here

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Provision of Technical Assistance to Strengthen HIV Strategic Information
Activities and Monitoring and Evaluation Systems for PEPFAR
Implementing Partners in the Republic of Uganda under the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        2
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $6,152,220
Award Ceiling:                                    $1,230,000
Award Floor:                                      $600,000




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CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Provision of Technical Assistance to Strengthen HIV Strategic Information Activities
and Monitoring and Evaluation Systems for PEPFAR Implementing Partners in the
Republic of Uganda under the President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.‖
Approximately $1,230,444 will be available to fund approximately one award. The
purpose of the program is to strengthen and expand Strategic Information (SI) activities
and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) capacity among HHS/CDC-supported
Implementing Partners (IPs).

More information available here

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Strengthening Basic Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
(PMTCT) in the Republic of Cameroon under the President’s Emergency
Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $300,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $350,000
Award Floor:                                       $250,000

Approximately $300,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose
of the program is to assist with the scale-up of PMTCT services in the Northwest,
Southwest and Littoral regions of Cameroon, as well as the city of Yaounde.

More information available here

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Strengthening the Blood Transfusion Services in the Republic of Rwanda
under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $3,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       $50,000

Secretary‘s Forecast Summary CDC-RFA-PS09-9112 CDC‘s Procurement and Grants
Office has published a program announcement entitled, ―Strengthening the Blood
Transfusion Services in the Republic of Rwanda under the President‘s Emergency Plan
for AIDS Relief.‖ Approximately $3,500,000 will be available to fund approximately one
award. The purpose of the program is to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply in the
Republic of Rwanda.

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Technical Assistance to the National Blood Transfusion Center [Ministry
of Health (MOH)] in the Republic of Rwanda on Blood Safety under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $500,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $500,000
Award Floor:                                      $50,000

The purpose of the program is to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply, as well as to
develop and implement a national safe blood program with demonstrable results within
the first year of the Emergency Plan.

More information available here

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Increasing knowledge of HIV status in Kenya, using an expanded, high
quality HIV testing and counseling program in the Republic of Kenya
under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Expected Number of Awards:                        4
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $5,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $5,500,000
Award Floor:                                      $200,000

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to increase knowledge of HIV
status among Kenyans, through an expanded community HIV testing and counseling
(HTC) program, with the aim of achieving universal knowledge of HIV status in the
country as soon as possible. Expanding HTC services in the community will ultimately
lead to HTC services becoming more acceptable, accessible and affordable to all
Kenyans. HHS/CDC Kenya, in conjunction with other U.S. Government agencies, is
supporting the Government of the Republic of Kenya and non-governmental agencies in
the expansion of HIV prevention, care and treatment throughout the country.

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Strengthening the Capacity of the Center for Treatment and Research on
AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and Other Epidemics (TRACPlus) to
Support Program Implementation in the Republic of Rwanda under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $3,708,080
Award Ceiling:                                    Not available
Award Floor:                                      $1,000,000

Approximately $3,708,080 will be available to fund approximately one award. The
purpose of the program is to strengthen the technical and leadership capacity of
TRACPlus to coordinate services for the surveillance of multiple epidemics in the
Republic of Rwanda.

More information available here

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Strengthening the Zambian Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Response to the
HIV/AIDS Epidemic through Capacity Building Support and Technical
Assistance Provision within Multiple Program Areas in the Government of
the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) under the President

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $3,135,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $3,135,000
Award Floor:                                      $3,135,000

Approximately $3,135,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The
purpose of the program is to continue to strengthen, support, and expand the Zambian
National Ministry of Health (MOH) in a local, sustainable response to the HIV epidemic
in the GRZ.

More information available her

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International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD):
Improving the Effectiveness of Tuberculosis Prevention and Control
Programs in Resource-Limited Countries

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $160,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $160,000


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Award Floor:                                       $0

Approximately $160,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose
of the program is to assist the IUATLD in providing technical assistance and conducting
training programs to National TB Control Programs (NTPs), non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), and other interested partners to strengthen TB treatment and
control efforts worldwide.

More information available here

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Recovery Act Limited Competition: Supporting New Faculty Recruitment
to Enhance Research Resources through Biomedical Research Core
Centers (P30)

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

This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to
the NIH under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or
ARRA), Public Law 111-5, invites applications from U.S academic
institutions/organizations to supportthe hiring of newly-recruited faculty to develop
research projects within the context of Biomedical Core Centers.For this announcement,
a Biomedical Core Center is defined as a community of multidisciplinary researchers
focusing on areas of biomedical research relevant to NIH, such as centers, departments,
programs, and/or trans-departmental collaborations or consortia.

More information available here

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National Laboratory System Infrastructure Improvement Initiative in
Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $14,261,325
Award Ceiling:                                    $3,000,000
Award Floor:                                      $2,852,265

Approximately $2,852,265 will be available to fund approximately one award. The
purpose of the program is to improve the capacity of the national laboratory network
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monitoring, TB screening and diagnosis and other key tests related to opportunistic
infections diagnosis.

More information available here

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Program to Improve and Expand the Management of Safe Injection
Practices and the Safe Disposal of Medical Waste in Health Care Facilities
in the Republic of Rwanda under the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $6,550,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $6,550,000
Award Floor:                                       $50,000

Approximately $1,750,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The
purpose of the program is to fund the implementation of a safe-injection program that
covers the entire population of the Republic of Rwanda using the country‘s National
Injection Safety Plan.

More information available here

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Community Outreach and Social Mobilization for Prevention of Sexual
HIV Transmission and Integrating Sexual Prevention in Care and
Treatment in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief


Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $7,143,750
Award Ceiling:                                     $1,428,750
Award Floor:                                       $1,000,000

The purpose of the program is to invite potential partners to design and implement social
and community mobilization HIV/AIDS prevention interventions to intensify the
comprehensive nationwide response to HIV/AIDS by increase knowledge, a shared sense
of urgency, increased community ownership and involvement at the community level,
and increased utilization of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support services.

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Support for the National Government Monitoring and Evaluation System,
Surveillance and Laboratory Infrastructure, and Pediatric and Adult HIV
Care and Support in the Republic of Zambia under the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         4
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $22,625,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $4,525,000
Award Floor:                                       $1,000,000

The purpose of the program is to enhance Zambia‘s ability to respond to the HIV/AIDS
crisis. For complete program details, please see the full announcement.

More information available here

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Leadership Development and Management Capacity Building for National
and District Level Public Health Managers in the Republic of Malawi
under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $350,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $350,000
Award Floor:                                       $350,000

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop leadership
and management capacity among middle and senior public health program managers.
This should help strengthen the health care system as Malawi embarks on a national
effort to expand HIV prevention, treatment, and care in the country. This is particularly
important as Malawi plans to expand these services to the Districts through
decentralization of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

More information available here

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

Information Interchange and Technical Assistance for HIV Prevention

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $3,750,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $750,000
Award Floor:                                       $0



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Approximately $750,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose
of the program is to provide technical assistance on CDC HIV related policies and
programs by promoting active communication and information exchange between
mayors and other local and state government health officials

More information available here

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

Building Capacity for HIV Operational Research and Public Health
Evaluation for National Medical Research Institutions in the United
Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief (PEPFAR)

Expected Number of Awards:                            10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $1,300,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $1,300,000
Award Floor:                                          $500,000

The purpose of this funding announcement is to support a local indigenous, nationally
recognized government entity to carry out and expand program monitoring, impact
evaluation research and analysis, and operations research designed to alleviate disease
among the people of Tanzania; to ensure broad dissemination of information on any
aspect of evaluations or research to appropriate program planners and decision makers in
Tanzania; and to provide expertise in health systems strengthening activities.

More information available here

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

HIV/AIDS surveillance and service data analysis in the Republic of Haiti
under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

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

The purpose of this announcement is to provide a funding mechanism in the Republic of
Haiti to: • Carry out periodic Antenatal Clinic (ANC) sero-surveys in order to follow the
trend of both the HIV/AIDS and syphilis epidemics among pregnant women attending
these clinics in the Republic of Haiti. • Perform HIV drug resistance threshold study to
evaluate the extent of transmitted HIV drug resistance in sero-sentinel surveillance sites. •
Perform periodic triangulation of data in order to demonstrate program impact, identify



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areas for improvement, direct new programs and enhance existing programs as well as
help direct policy changes . • Perform cohort studies to capture data on key aspects of
patient care and treatment in a selected number of ART sites of the PEPFAR network at
baseline, 6 months, and then yearly in order to assess the performance of the ART sites
regarding delivery of treatment.

More information available here

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

Supporting the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in the
Implementation and Expansion of Blood Safety Activities in the Republic
of Kenya under the President’s Emergency plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR)

Expected Number of Awards:                           1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $4,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $4,500,000
Award Floor:                                         $3,000,000

The purpose of this announcement is to support the National Blood Transfusion Service
(NBTS) in the provision of a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products to
health facilities in Kenya. In particular, the funding will support activities to improve
blood donations from regular voluntary non-remunerated donors (VNRD); to ensure
safety through a centralized testing system by the National Blood Transfusion Services;
and to promote appropriate use of blood and blood components

More information available here

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

Strengthening HIV Strategic Information Activities in the Republic of
Kenya under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Expected Number of Awards:                           4
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $5,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $5,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $200,000

The purpose of this announcement is to strengthen and expand Strategic Information (SI)
activities through:  The design and implementation of innovative surveillance
and surveys to provide behavioral and biological data to monitor trends of the HIV
epidemic.  The development, implementation and support for innovative HMIS
and public health informatics systems for better information flow from health facilities to
the national level.  Collaboration with the Ministries of Health, CDC and other



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partners to develop a national HMIS strategy that enable integration of health related
systems in the lab, pharmacy and clinics.

More information available here

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

Technical assistance to the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO)
of India for HIV/AIDS Care and Support, Surveillance, Laboratory
Systems, Human Capacity Development, and Monitoring and Evaluation
under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                           1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $2,000,000
Award Floor:                                          $550,000

The purpose of this announcement is to expand and strengthen technical assistance and
collaboration at national, state and district levels to more effectively design, implement,
and monitor HIV/AIDS programs through the strengthening of government-initiated care
and support, surveillance, laboratory systems, human capacity development, and
monitoring and evaluation in India.

More information available here

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

Global Prevention of Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and
Promotion of Health

Expected Number of Awards:                           1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $5,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $0
Award Floor:                                         $0

Approximately $5,000,000 will be available to fund one award. The purpose of the
program is to promote health, provide expertise and training to regions and countries
across the globe to prevent and control non-communicable diseases, their risk factors, and
related causes through effective regional, national and community health programs.

More information available here

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Strengthening Health Systems and Coordination for HIV/AIDS
Prevention, Care and Treatment Programs in the Kingdom of Swaziland
under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

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

Approximately $500,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose
of the program is to assist the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland(GOKS), the
Mininstry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHWS) in particular, in building a sustainable
response to the Swaziland HIV/AIDS epidemic, through the rapid expansion of
innovative, culturally appropriate and high quality HIV/AIDS prevention, care and
treatment programs. Emphasis will be placed on providing assistance for the development
of organizational and human capacity to better coordinate and conduct effective
laboratory, surveillance, strategic information, and policy and system strengthening
activities

More information available here

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

Developing Advanced Laboratory Systems in the Socialist Republic of
Vietnam under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR)

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $325,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $325,000
Award Floor:                                       $200,000

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support the
government of Vietnam‘s ability to build a sustainable response to its national HIV/AIDS
epidemic by strengthening its laboratory infrastructure to promote capacity to support
surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, disease-monitoring and HIV screening for blood
safety. These activities continue to be a priority for PEPFAR. In Vietnam most laboratory
support is directed through government institutions, including the Pasteur Institute.

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Building and Improving Laboratory Capacity and Quality in the Kingdom
of Lesotho under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR)

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $2,105,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $2,105,000
Award Floor:                                      Not available

Approximately $2,105,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The
purpose of the program is to assist the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho (GOL) to
strengthen a laboratory program necessary not only to support HIV-testing and
counseling activities, but also to support national scale-up of care and treatment,
diagnosis, and HIV-disease monitoring.

More information available here

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

Support to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to Strengthen Health
Systems and Coordinate HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment
Programs in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the President’s Emergency
Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Expected Number of Awards:                        1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $255,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $255,000
Award Floor:                                      Not available

Specifically, the purpose of the program is two-fold: (1) to strengthen the MOHSW‘s
capacity to provide enhanced and continuous HIV/AIDS and TB services; and (2) to
enhance human capacity development to better coordinate and conduct effective
laboratory, surveillance, strategic information, policy development and systems
strengthening activities by enhancing management capacity, providing mentoring
programs at the point of service, and upgrading skills of HIV/AIDS providers, including
long-term training and tuition assistance, to provide a sustainable response to the
HIV/AIDS epidemic in Lesotho.

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HIV Prevention among Students and Faculty at Pre-Service Institutions in
the Republic of Mozambique under the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Expected Number of Awards:                           1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $200,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $200,000
Award Floor:                                         $50,000

Approximately $200,000 will be available to fund approximately one award. The purpose
of the program is to work across ministries (Minstry of Health, Ministry of Education and
Ministry of Defense) to assess suitability of educational campaigns targeting students
attending pre-service institutions on abstience and being faithful and condom use when
appropriate; HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, opportunistic infections; identify a plan for offering
testing; develop a system for condom distribution at the pre-service institutions and
identify sites for treatment that are conveniently located.

More information available here

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

Implementation of a Primary Health Care Program in South Africa under
the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Expected Number of Awards:                           1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $3,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $3,500,000
Award Floor:                                         $3,000,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Implementation of a Primary Health Care Program in South Africa under the President's
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).‖ Approximately $3,500,000 will be
available to fund approximately one award. The purpose of the program is to: (1) to
strengthen health care delivery through quality of data recording and reporting; routinize
chart review at the facility level, harmonize knowledge transfer, promote integrated care
through best practices derived from operational research, monitoring and evaluation,
support and strengthen the process of accrediting PHC facilities to render comprehensive
care management and treatment services; and (2) to enhance human capacity
development through mentoring programs at the point of service, integrating accredited
training curricula, support for development of new cadres of health care workers,
strengthen support for clinic managers and health care workers, and support for
operational research to identify new evidence-based tools and technology in South
Africa.

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

Strengthening Public Health Laboratory Systems in the Republic of Kenya
under the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Expected Number of Awards:                        3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $1,800,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $1,800,000
Award Floor:                                      $500,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Strengthening Public Health Laboratory Systems in the Republic of Kenya under the
President‘s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).‖ Approximately $1,800,000
will be available to fund approximately one to three awards. The purpose of the program
is to strengthen and expand public health laboratory systems and develop indigenous
capacity in Kenya to support HIV prevention, treatment, and care as part of the
President‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

More information available here

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

Multiplex Assay Development for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin
Diseases (SBIR [R43/R44])

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) encourages Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to
develop and apply state-of-the-art multiplex assay technologies for measurement of
multiple candidate biomarkers in small volumes of body fluid for musculoskeletal,
rheumatic and skin diseases. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the SBIR
(R43/R44) grant mechanisms for Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track applications.

More information available here

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

Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug Abuse Prevention
Trials (R34)

Expected Number of Awards:                        Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  Not available


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Award Ceiling:                                        Not available
Award Floor:                                          Not available

This FOA for R34 applications seeks to support: (a) pilot and/or feasibility testing of
new, revised, or adapted preventive intervention approaches targeting the initiation of
drug use, the progression to abuse or dependence, and the acquisition or transmission of
HIV infection among diverse populations and settings; and (b) pre-trial feasibility testing
for prevention services and systems research. The NIDA R34 mechanism does not
support the development of intervention protocols, manuals, or the standardization of
protocols. It is expected that research conducted via this R34 mechanism will consist of
early stage efficacy, effectiveness or services research that will provide intervention pilot
and/or feasibility data that is a pre-requisite for submitting larger drug abuse and/or drug-
related HIV prevention intervention studies. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will
utilize the NIH Planning Grant (R34) award mechanism and runs in parallel with FOAs
of identical scientific scope, PA-08-217, PA-08-218, and PA-08-219 that encourage
applications under the NIH Research Project Grant (R01), Exploratory/Developmental
Grant (R21), and Small Research Grant (R03) award mechanisms, respectively. Funds
Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.

More information available here

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

Preventing Complications             of   Bleeding      Disorders      through      Health
Education and Outreach

Expected Number of Awards:                            6
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $1,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $750,000
Award Floor:                                          $100,000

The purpose of this program is to provide support through CDC cooperative agreements
for education and outreach activities aimed at preventing secondary conditions in people
with bleeding disorders by improving their access to public health programs and
implementing effective health promotion and wellness programs. Applicants can apply
for one or more of the following modules: (A) Provision of a national clearinghouse and
information resource center and evaluation of existing materials; (B) Promoting health
and wellness for newly diagnosed families; (C) Raising awareness and providing
education and outreach to women with bleeding disorders; (D) Promoting a successful
transition of young adults to adulthood through advocacy and self-management skills; (E)
Promoting increased physical activity and healthy weight; and (F) Promoting wellness
among aging adults with bleeding disorders.

More information available here

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Hepatitis C Cooperative Research Centers (U19)

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

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications
for Hepatitis C Cooperative Research Centers (HepC CRCs). These Centers will advance
the understanding of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-host interactions, specifically the host
immune response to infection, and the factors that tilt the balance between spontaneous or
therapy-induced clearance and chronic persistence of HCV. Experimental observations
will be validated and clinical relevance demonstrated, in appropriate, well-defined,
patient cohorts. The underlying mission of the Centers is to close the gaps that currently
exist with regard to defining successful immune response and identifying new targets for
antiviral drugs, vaccines, and other therapeutic strategies for the prevention or treatment
of acute and chronic HCV infection. Mechanism of Support. This Funding Opportunity
Announcement (FOA) will utilize the NIH multi-project (U19) cooperative agreement
grant mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.

More information available here

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

Economic Studies of Health Insurance Coverage on Drug Abuse
Treatment Availability, Access, Costs, and Quality (R01)

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

This FOA issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health,
solicits research project grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that
propose to conduct rigorous, theory-driven research on the effects of recent legislative
and regulatory changes affecting insurance coverage for drug abuse treatment services.

More information available here

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

National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children
in the Child Welfare System

Expected Number of Awards:                           1


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

The purpose of this program announcement is to award a cooperative agreement to
establish a National Quality Improvement Center (QIC) to generate and disseminate
knowledge on the representation of children and youth in the child welfare system. One
of the barriers to adoption for these children is the lack of a trained and effective
representative who can advocate for timeliness in the handling of their case by the child
welfare agency and the court.

More information available here

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

International      Programs       to     Prevent    and     Control      Micronutrient
Malnutrition

Expected Number of Awards:                          1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $2,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $800,000
Award Floor:                                        $500,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―International Programs to Prevent and Control Micronutrient Malnutrition‖.
Approximately $2,500,000-4,000,000 will be available to fund one award. The purpose
of the program is to work with global partners to eliminate vitamin and mineral
deficiencies as public health problems among vulnerable populations in countries
throughout the world, particularly related to iron, vitamin A, iodine, folic acid and zinc
deficiency.

More information available here

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

Reducing Risks for an Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy (AEP) in High Risk
Women Attending Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Clinics in Urban
Settings

Expected Number of Awards:                          5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $275,000
Award Floor:                                        $200,000

The purpose of the program is to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancies by supporting and
establishing the capacity of STD programs in public health departments to 1) implement


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and evaluate the Project CHOICES Intervention model for reducing risks for an alcohol-
exposed pregnancy (AEP) in high risk women during the preconception period; 2)
develop a data collection and monitoring system to evaluate changes in alcohol use of
patients, evaluate effective contraception use, to determine reduced risk for AEP and
other relevant sociodemographic information including risks associated with AEP ; and
3) develop a report describing how the CHOICES intervention model was modified or
tailored to fit STD clinics, process and outcome evaluation measures, and lessons learned
from implementation of the project.

More information available here

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

Surveillance of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Utilizing the Infrastructure
of Existing Surveillance Programs

Expected Number of Awards:                           6
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,200,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $250,000
Award Floor:                                         $150,000

The purpose of this program is to: (1) determine the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome
(FAS) within a geographically-defined area (statewide, multiple states, or regions of a
state) that may include high risk population subgroups, using the common, multiple
source surveillance methodology developed by the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Surveillance
Network (FASSNet); (2) improve the capacity of an existing surveillance system (e.g.,
birth defects, developmental disabilities) to ascertain infants and children with FAS and
generate population-based surveillance data; (3) establish or expand relationships with
facilities or programs where children with FAS are likely to be diagnosed or receive
services, such as genetics and other specialty clinics, early intervention programs, special
education programs, special needs registries, and other programs or settings for children
with developmental disabilities; (4) evaluate the surveillance system methodology in
terms of completeness of case ascertainment, data quality, ability to generate a prevalence
estimate for FAS, and the potential for monitoring trends; and (5) implement provider
training and education on FAS to improve case ascertainment.

More information available here

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

Collaborative R01s for Clinical and Services Studies of Mental Disorders,
AIDS and Alcohol Use Disorders (R01)

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


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Award Floor:                                       Not available

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Alcohol
Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) seek to support collaborative intervention trials in the
treatment, prevention or rehabilitation of those with mental disorders and alcohol use
disorders and comorbid mental disorders. Support is also provided for other collaborative
clinical studies, including but not limited to mental health services research, AIDS,
genetics, psychopathology, stigma, and cultural and social processes.

More information available here

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

Community Health Projects Related to Brownfield/Land Reuse

Expected Number of Awards:                         2
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $150,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $75,000
Award Floor:                                       Not available

The purpose of the program is to identify and address public health and issues with
Brownfield/land reuse sites. This program addresses one or more of the ―Healthy People
2010‖ focus area(s) of Access to Quality Health Care Services, Educational and
Community-Based Programs, Environmental Health, Health Communication, Mental
Health and Mental Disorders, Nutrition and Overweight, Occupational Safety and Health,
Physical Activity and Fitness, and Public Health Infrastructure.

More information available here

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

Studies of Energy Balance and Cancer in Humans (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), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites grant applications for studies
that 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. It is anticipated that the knowledge
gained will provide additional information to better understand the relationships among
energy balance, cancer risk, and prognosis.


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More information available here

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

Studies of Energy Balance and Cancer in Humans (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 Cancer Institute
(NCI), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites grant applications for studies
that 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. It is anticipated that the knowledge
gained will provide additional information to better understand the relationships among
energy balance, cancer risk, and prognosis.

More information available here

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

Research on Psychopathology In Intellectual Disabilities (Mental
Retardation) (R01)

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) issued by the National
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is to invite grant
applications for research designed to elucidate the epidemiology, etiology, treatment, and
prevention of mental disorders, including emotional and behavioral problems, in persons
of any age with intellectual disabilities (mental retardation).

More information available here

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

Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and
Nutrition (R21)


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

More information available here

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

Basic Research on HIV Persistence (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
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 increase our understanding of persistent HIV-1 infection in patients under highly
active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). Support would be through soliciting Research
Project Grant (R01) applications for hypothesis-driven basic research in HIV/AIDS that
is focused on directly achieving this aim. The emphasis of this initiative is on the
development of new ideas and approaches in HIV-1 persistence including model and
assay development that may directly inform future studies on the design of therapeutic
strategies to achieve long term remission without treatment or a complete eradication of
residual virus and complete cure for HIV infection and AIDS. It is anticipated that this is
the first in a series of FOAs to understand the basic mechanisms of HIV persistence and
then to use this information to develop ways to control and eliminate the virus-carrying
cells.

More information available here

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

Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (P01)

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

With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute
(NCI) invites grant applications that: (a) address the etiology and etiologic mechanisms
of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); (b) propose development of animal models for HCC;
(c) propose novel approaches to prevent HCC malignancy; (d) propose therapeutic or
diagnostic tools for reliable prognostic indicators for HCC; and/or (e) develop therapeutic


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approaches to minimize morbidity and mortality associated with HCC in humans. The
primary focus of the proposed projects must be on the basic biology, prevention, and/or
treatment of liver cancer. Applications that are exclusively focused on population studies
and epidemiology will not be supported in connection with this FOA.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:              May 27, 2011 Back to Table of Contents

International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (U19)

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $13,800,000
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites
grant applications to establish an International Centers of Excellence for Malaria
Research (ICEMR) program to provide a multidisciplinary research approach to malaria
control and prevention through the integration of findings from clinical and field
research. The overarching goal of the ICEMR program is to establish research centers in
malaria-endemic settings that will provide the necessary knowledge, tools, and evidence-
based strategies for use by government organizations and health care institutions.

More information available here

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

Promoting the Health of People with Clotting Disorders

Expected Number of Awards:                          5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $600,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $600,000
Award Floor:                                         $100,000

The purpose of this program is to provide support through CDC cooperative agreements
for non-research activities for people affected by clotting that provide access to public
health programs that provide accurate and credible health information. These activities
should include implementing effective health promotion and wellness programs, or
provide training for health care professionals on the early recognition of VTE or
management strategies to prevent complications of VTE. The goal of this program is to
increase knowledge and awareness, or influence perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes of
people who have been affected by clotting (i.e., people who have either experienced or
are at increased risk for VTE), or health care professionals about health behaviors to
prevent or mitigate secondary conditions associated with clotting.


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More information available here

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

Promoting Education and Outreach of Persons with Hereditary Blood
Disorders: Identifying Patients with Diamond Blackfan Anemia

Expected Number of Awards:                           5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $225,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $175,000
Award Floor:                                         $50,000

The purpose of this program is twofold. The purpose of module A is to enhance the
understanding of the phenotype of Diamond Blackfan Anemia patients and to educate the
physicians that are caring for them. By understanding more about this disease, clinicians
will be able to make more accurate diagnoses and patients will be treated more
appropriately. Additionally, the information gained from a surveillance of DBA patients
may be extended to enhance the knowledge of other health fields, such as birth defects
and pediatric cancer.

More information available here

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

Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology (R03)

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 Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development encourages research grant
applications to conduct studies to improve existing drug saftey and efficacy, and to
develop new drugs for pediatric and obstetric populations. The overall goals of this FOA
are to support: (1) pharmacological studies addressing the special differences of drug
actions and responses among children at various developmental stages, between children
and adults, and between pregnant and non-pregnant women; (2) development of new
drug targeting children and pregnant women; (3) multidisciplinary collaborations
between basic and physician scientists to improve the use of therapeutics in obstetrics and
pediatrics.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               May 19, 2011 Back to Table of Contents


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In vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers (ICMICs) (P50)

Expected Number of Awards:                            2
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      Not available
Award Ceiling:                                        $1,250,000
Award Floor:                                          Not available

The Cancer Imaging Program, and the Division of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment, at
the National Cancer Institute (NCI), invites new or renewal (competing) applications for
P50 Research Center Grants for In vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers
(ICMICs). The program will fund the 5-year P50 ICMIC grants to support
interdisciplinary scientific teams conducting cutting-edge cancer molecular imaging
research. ICMIC funding is designed to: (1) support innovative cancer molecular imaging
research projects; (2) support unique core facilities; (3) enable the awardees to initiate
pilot research in new promising directions; and (4) provide interdisciplinary career
development opportunities for investigators new to the field of molecular cancer imaging.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                 Oct 28, 2011 Back to Table of Contents

NLM Applied Informatics Grants (G08)

Expected Number of Awards:                            Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $800,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $150,000
Award Floor:                                          Not available

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers Applied Informatics grants to health-
related and scientific organizations that wish to optimize the utility and use of clinical and
research information. These grants are for organizations that wish to exploit the
capabilities of information technology to bring usable, useful biomedical knowledge to
end users by translating the findings of informatics and information science research into
practice through novel or enhanced systems and services.

More information available here

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

Translational Tools for Clinical Studies of CAM Interventions (SBIR
[R43/R44])

Expected Number of Awards:                            Not avaialble
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $1,250,000
Award Ceiling:                                        Not available


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Award Floor:                                          Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to
develop, enhance and validate translational tools to facilitate rigorous study of
complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches that are in wide use by the
public.

More information available here

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

NIOSH Small Research Grant Program (R03)

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

The purpose of this grants program is to develop an understanding of the risks and
conditions that are associated with occupational diseases and injuries, to explore methods
for reducing risks and for preventing or minimizing exposure to hazardous conditions in
the workplace, and to translate significant scientific findings into prevention practices and
products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Sep 08, 2012    Back to Table of Contents

NIOSH Exploratory and/or Developmental Grant Program(R21)

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

The purpose of this grants program is to develop an understanding of the risks and
conditions that are associated with occupational diseases and injuries, to explore methods
for reducing risks and for preventing or minimizing exposure to hazardous conditions in
the workplace, and to translate significant scientific findings into prevention practices and
products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Sep 08, 2012 Back to Table of Contents



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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Tracking, Surveillance
and Integration

Expected Number of Awards:                            6
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $750,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $200,000
Award Floor:                                          $0

The purpose of the program is to (1) Enhance the tracking and surveillance systems for
the EHDI program to accurately identify, match, and collect unduplicated individual
identifiable data (not estimated or aggregated) at the State/Territorial EHDI program
level, (2) Enhance the capacity of EHDI state and territorial programs to accurately report
the status of every occurrent birth throughout the EHDI process for the purpose of
evaluating the progress of the National EHDI goals, and (3) Develop and Enhance the
capacity of EHDI programs to integrate the EHDI system with other State/territorial
screening, tracking and surveillance programs that identify children with special health
needs.

More information available here

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

Developmental Research in Cancer Prognosis and Prediction (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 Cancer Institute
(NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages research applications from
institutions and organizations to evaluate the utility and pilot the application of new
strategies for determining prognosis or predicting response to therapy for cancer. The
purpose of this FOA is to develop newly discovered biomarkers from initial correlative
observations into assays or test systems suitable for use in clinical trials or other types of
confirmatory clinical research studies. This program will provide tools whose purpose is
to improve clinical decision-making in the care of cancer patients.

More information available here

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

Developmental Research in Cancer Prognosis and Prediction (R33)

Expected Number of Awards:                            Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      Not available


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Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute
(NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages research applications from
institutions and organizations to evaluate the utility and pilot the application of new
strategies for determining prognosis or predicting response to therapy for cancer. The
purpose of this FOA is to develop biomarkers from initial correlative observations into
assays or test systems suitable for use in clinical trials or other types of confirmatory
clinical research studies. This program will provide tools whose purpose is to improve
clinical decision-making in the care of cancer patients.

More information available here

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

NCMHD Exploratory Centers of Excellence (P20)

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $7,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $950,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

This FOA issued by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
(NCMHD), National Institutes of Health solicits grant applications from
institutions/organizations that propose to establish an Exploratory NCMHD Center of
Excellence (COE) to support infrastructure and capacity building, building and sustaining
novel partnerships, training, innovative basic biomedical and behavioral clinical, or
population-based research and intervention and prevention studies contributing to either
the improvement of minority health, the elimination of health disparities, or both. To be
eligible for the COE in this FOA, applicant institutions must have existing federal
research support and/or research infrastructure as reflected in a level of NIH institutional
funding of less than $80 million for the year 2008.

More information available here

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




Microbicide Innovation Program (MIP V) (R21/R33)

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


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Award Floor:                                       Not available

The Microbicide Innovation Program (MIP), issued by NIAID, NIMH, and supported by
the Office of Research in Womens Health (ORWH) in the Office of the Director,
National Institutes of Health, solicits Research Project Grant (R21/R33) applications in
the field of topical microbicides to advance: Development of new microbicide
approaches and additional rational targets through preclinical and basic research
Discovery and characterization of microbicides (singly or in combinations) directed
against HIV or STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) that are linked to HIV acquisition
The identification and promotion of emerging technologies or models that contribute to
the development of new and/or more efficient ways of assessing microbicide safety,
efficacy and acceptability Design of complex prevention strategies that incorporate
vaginal, rectal, and/or penile applied microbicides

More information available here

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

Evidence-based Approaches to War-Related Injuries and Humanitarian
Public Health

Expected Number of Awards:                         5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $500,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $100,000
Award Floor:                                       Not available

The purpose of the program is to increase the public health capacity of United Nations
and international nongovernmental organizations mandated with addressing and
coordinating responses to and prevention of war-related injuries in less developed
countries. All programs and projects related to this cooperative agreement will be
centered around an evidence-based approach to public health.

More information available here

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

Improving the Capacity of Panel Physicians Performing Overseas Medical
Assessments of U.S. Bound Immigrants and Refugees

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $2,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $500,000
Award Floor:                                       $0

The purpose of the program is assist IPPA in improving the quality of the required
medical examination that U.S.-bound immigrants and refugees undergo and thus


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strengthen prevention and control efforts for infectious diseases in U.S.-bound
immigrants           and         refugee         populations         worldwide.

More information available here

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

Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in
Cancer Health Disparities (R21)

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

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Center to Reduce Cancer
Health Disparities (CRCHD) and the Division of Cancer Biology (DCB), at the National
Cancer Institute (NCI), invite grant applications from investigators interested in
conducting basic research studies into the causes and mechanisms of cancer health
disparities. These awards will support pilot and feasibility studies, development and
testing of new methodologies, secondary data analyses, and innovative mechanistic
studies that investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer health disparities.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:              Nov 23, 2011 Back to Table of Contents

Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (U01)

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

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Center to Reduce Cancer
Health Disparities (CRCHD) and the Division of Cancer Biology (DCB), at the National
Cancer Institute (NCI), invite cooperative agreement research (U01) grant applications
from investigators interested in conducting basic research studies into the causes and
mechanisms of cancer health disparities. These awards will support pilot and feasibility
studies, development and testing of new methodologies, secondary data analyses, and
innovative mechanistic studies that investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer health
disparities. This FOA is also designed to aid and facilitate the growth of a nationwide
cohort of scientists with a high level of basic research expertise in cancer health
disparities research who can develop resources and tools, such as biospecimens, cell lines
and methods that are necessary to conduct basic research in cancer health disparities.



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More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:              Nov 23, 2011 Back to Table of Contents

Population-based Surveillance for Hemoglobinopathies

Expected Number of Awards:                         6
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $750,000
Award Floor:                                       $350,000

The purpose of this program is to provide support through CDC cooperative agreements
for non-research activities to collect and link data on selected samples of patients for
population-based estimates. This announcement is comprised of multiple funding
Modules: (1) Module A: Surveillance of Hemoglobinopathies in States; (2) Module B:
Capacity Building and Surveillance of Hemoglobinopathies in States with a High
Historically Underserved Population

More information available here

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

NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)

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

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Investigator-Initiated Small Grant (R03) funding
opportunity supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of
time with limited resources. Investigator-initiated research, also known as unsolicited
research, is research funded as a result of an investigator submitting a research grant
application to NIH in an investigators area of interest and competency. 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

More information available here

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

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)

Expected Number of Awards:                         Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   Not available


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Award Ceiling:                                       $200,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) mechanism is intended to encourage
exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and
conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may
lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques,
agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field
of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

More information available here

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


Considerations For The Safe and Effective Use of Iron Interventions In
Context of Malaria and Its Co-morbidities (U01)

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,100,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The goal of this FOA, which represents part of a larger partnership between the Eunice
Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD,
the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), and the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation, is to generate new data to support improved programs to prevent and treat
iron deficiency in areas of endemic infection, particularly malaria. To achieve this goal
the FOA is intended to solicit high-quality research projects to fill urgent knowledge gaps
regarding the safety of interventions to prevent and treat iron deficiency. Projects should
be designed to answer any of the following core questions: 1) what are the key
mechanisms by which iron status and interventions that may impact on that status can
influence the immune system and response to infections such as malaria? 2) what are the
most sensitive and specific indicators of iron status that can be used in resource-limited
settings, and what are the most appropriate biomarkers of iron status and disease
outcome? and 3) what are the safest and most effective interventions to prevent and treat
iron deficiency in areas of endemic malaria?

More information available here

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

Research on Teen Dating Violence (R21)

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available


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Award Ceiling:                                        $200,000
Award Floor:                                          Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigator-initiated
research grant applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to conduct
behavioral and/or biomedical research aimed at better understanding the etiologies and
precursors for, reducing risk for, and incidence of, teen dating violence (TDV). Research
is also sought that examines the linkages and gaps among perceptions of appropriate
responses to teen dating violence from service providers, the criminal justice system,
teens themselves, victims, perpetrators and bystanders.

More information available here

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

Developmental Projects in Complementary Approaches to Cancer Care
and Treatment (R03)

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), of the National Institutes of Health, invites applications for basic, pre-clinical, and
clinical complementary cancer research. The research should relate to the areas of
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer as well as management of cancer
symptoms and side effects due to conventional cancer treatment. In addition, this FOA
encourages the development and application of emerging and innovative technologies,
including identification of novel therapeutics in the pharmacopeia of Traditional Medical
Systems (as defined by the World Health Organization), use of complementary
approaches to improve the therapeutic ratio of standard and investigational anti-cancer
therapies, and research on lifestyle modifications (e.g. diet, exercise, mind-body
approaches) for their impact on cancer outcomes (e.g., response to conventional therapy,
survival).

More information available here

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

Renal Function and Chronic Kidney Disease in Aging (R21)

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


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This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on
Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health, invites applications that propose basic,
clinical, and translational research on chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its consequences
in aging and in older persons. Applications should focus on the 1) biology and
pathophysiology of CKD in animal models; 2) etiology and pathophysiology of CKD in
the elderly; 3) epidemiology and risk factors for the development of CKD with advancing
age; and/or 4) diagnosis, medical management and clinical outcomes of CKD in this
population. Research supported by this initiative should enhance knowledge of CKD and
its consequences in the elderly and provide evidence-based guidance in the diagnosis,
prevention, and treatment of CKD in older persons.

More information available here

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

Strengthening the Delivery and Quality of Sexually Transmitted Infections
(STI) Prevention and Control Programs through Enhanced Laboratory-
Based STI Surveillance, Case Management and Program Evaluations in
the Republic of South Africa

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $300,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $1,000,000
Award Floor:                                       $100,000

The purpose of the program is to strengthen capacity of the National STI program in
South Africa, and thus underlying Provincial, District and Municipal programs, to
enhance HIV prevention by improving prevention and control of sexually transmitted
infections (STIs).

More information available here

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

Outcome Monitoring of Non-traditional Programs for Men Who Have Sex
with Men that Focus on Psychosocial Factors to Enhance Overall Health
and Reduce HIV Risk

Expected Number of Awards:                         3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $400,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $150,000
Award Floor:                                       $75,000




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The purposes of the program are to evaluate and improve the performance of
organizations that deliver innovative interventions to MSM at high risk foro HIV
infection or transmission.

More information available here

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

Strengthening Graduate Public Health Training in the Republic of
Mozambique under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $150,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $150,000
Award Floor:                                       $50,000

The purpose of the program to build the capacity of the Public Health Masters‘ (MPH)
program at the University of Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Mozambique.

More information available here

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

Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development
Program (K12)

Expected Number of Awards:                         Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $4,752,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $440,000
Award Floor:                                       Not available

More information available here

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

NIAMS Clinical Trial Outcomes Instrument Development Grant Program (U01)

Expected Number of Awards:                         Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $150,000
Award Floor:                                       Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the NIAMS, National
Institutes of Health, solicits applications for research awards designed to develop and
evaluate new clinical trial outcomes measures to assess the adverse events, and the link
between efficacy and effectiveness of therapies employed to treat diseases, illnesses and


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injuries of interest to the NIAMS. This FOA seeks to facilitate the development and
initial evaluation of new clinically-relevant and patient-important outcome measures and
instruments that could be further tested with existing or novel clinical trials designed to
gain widespread acceptance and application in the diagnosis, treatment or cure of
diseases, illnesses and injuries of interest to the NIAMS.

More information available here
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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Aug 31, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

Mentoring Children of Prisoners

Expected Number of Awards:                           70
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $9,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Administration on Children, Youth
and Families' (ACYF) Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is accepting
applications for the Mentoring Children of Prisoners (MCP) program. This program
supports the creation and maintenance of one-on-one mentoring relationships between
children of incarcerated parents and caring, supportive adult volunteer mentors. The
intent of this program is to support the establishment or expansion and operation of
mentoring programs, using a network of public and private community entities, in areas
with substantial numbers of children of incarcerated parents. The MCP program is
designed to be a community-based mentoring program in which children and youth ages
four up to age 18, are appropriately matched with an adult mentor, who has been
screened and trained, for a one-on-one (one mentor/one youth), friendship-oriented (non
curriculum-based) mentoring relationship.

More information available here

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

Violence Against Women National On-Line Resource Center and E-
Learning Community of Practice

Expected Number of Awards:                            2
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $730,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $730,000
Award Floor:                                          $600,000

The purpose of this announcement is to support online resources and professional training
for practitioners working to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence
(SV). This program is designed to increase knowledge about the primary prevention of



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IPV and SV and to build capacity among local, state, tribal and national agencies and
organizations to develop, implement and evaluate IPV and SV prevention programs.

More information available here

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

Women's Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R01)

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

In this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Institute of Mental
Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Eunice Kennedy
Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, encourage research on women's mental
health in relation to pregnancy and the postpartum period. As illustrated by a few highly
publicized cases, the consequences of severe untreated postpartum depression and
psychosis can be devastating for individuals, families, and communities. A recent
evidence-based practice report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
noted that depression is also prevalent during pregnancy as well as the postpartum period,
therefore research that occurs throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period (the
perinatal period) is encouraged.

More information available here

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

Modeling the Scientific Workforce (U01)

Expected Number of Awards:                           3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

This FOA issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National
Institutes of Health, solicits grant applications that propose to develop computational
models of the dynamics of the scientific workforce in the United States.These models
may be used to inform program development and management, identify questions that
need additional research, and guide the collection and analysis of the data to answer these
questions.

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

Projects of National Significance: Family Support 360 Centers

Expected Number of Awards:                           5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $200,000
Award Floor:                                         $200,000

The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) within the Administration for
Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),
announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds to award grants to plan and
implement up to five Family Support 360 Centers for families of persons with
developmental disabilities.

More information available here

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

Projects of National Significance: Family Support 360 for Military
Families

Expected Number of Awards:                           5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $200,000
Award Floor:                                         $200,000

More information available here

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

Translational Research for the Prevention and Control of Diabetes and
Obesity (R18)

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

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
(NICHD) and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
encourage NIH Research Demonstration and Dissemination Project grant (R18)
applications from institutions/ organizations to test the effectiveness of interventions for
the prevention and control of diabetes and obesity that have a high potential to be
adopted, and sustained in applied health care settings. The approaches tested must be


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based on widely accepted interventions previously demonstrated to be efficacious in
clinical trials. Research must target the prevention or reversal of obesity, prevention of
type 2 diabetes, improved care of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, or the prevention or delay of
the complications of these conditions.

More information available here

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

Planning Grants for Translational Research for the Prevention and
Control of Diabetes and Obesity (R34)

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

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
(NICHD) and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
encourage NIH Clinical Trial Planning Grant Program grant (R34) applications from
institutions/ organizations to develop and pilot test translational interventions for the
prevention and control of diabetes and obesity that have a high potential to be adopted,
and sustained in applied health care settings. Research must be based on widely accepted
interventions previously demonstrated to be efficacious in clinical trials. Research must
target the prevention or reversal of obesity, prevention of type 2 diabetes, improved care
of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, or the prevention or delay of the complications of these
conditions.

More information available here

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

Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems

Expected Number of Awards:                           11
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,161,375
Award Ceiling:                                       $110,000
Award Floor:                                         $90,000

More information available here

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




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Factors Affecting Cognitive Function in Adults with Down Syndrome
(R01)

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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) solicits research
grants (R01) applications from organizations that propose to study factors affecting
cognitive function in Down syndrome, but with particular emphasis on adults with Down
syndrome. This represents the first step in a multi-year strategic plan to augment research
by various NIH institutes on this important public health issue.

More information available here

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

Ancillary Studies to Large Ongoing Clinical Projects (R01)

Expected Number of Awards:                            Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                       $1,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $250,000
Award Floor:                                          Not available

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications that propose to
conduct time-sensitive ancillary studies related to the NIAMS mission in conjunction
with privately or publicly funded, large, ongoing clinical projects. The ongoing parent
project can be a large clinical trial or observational study, or a disease registry that can
provide a sufficient cohort of well-characterized patients, infrastructure, data, and
biological samples. Applications submitted in response to this FOA will undergo an
accelerated review and award process. Each application must include a timeline to
demonstrate that the parent project has adequate time left to accommodate the proposed
ancillary study. In addition, it must justify the time-sensitive nature of the ancillary study
and the need for an expedited review and award process. It must also document
permission from the parent project to use the patient cohorts, data, and biological
materials.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Apr 01, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Pediatric Device Consortia Grant Program (P50)

Expected Number of Awards:                            Not available


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Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $2,000,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

This FOA issued by Office of Orphan Products Development, FDA, solicits grant
applications from nonprofit consortia to facilitate the development, production, and
distribution of pediatric medical devices.FDA will provide grants to consortia whose
business model and approach to device development will either result in, or substantially
contribute to, market approval of medical devices designed specifically for use in
children.Although administered by the Office of Orphan Products Development, this
grant program is intended to encompass devices that could be used in all pediatric
conditions and diseases, not just rare diseases.

More information available here

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

Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse

Expected Number of Awards:                            1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $500,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for
Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of funds to support the design
and development of a website to act as a clearinghouse for research and evaluation
studies on low-income employment and family self-sufficiency. The aim of the website is
to disseminate quality research and evaluation products and enhance communication
among researchers and a wide variety of users (e.g. Federal, state and local administrators
and legislators, policy makers and service providers). The topics to be covered by the
clearinghouse include research and evaluation on Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families (TANF) and low-income populations in the areas of: 1) self-sufficiency and
employment and 2) family and child well-being. A secondary purpose of the website will
be to facilitate an ongoing dialogue among users on a broad range of issues concerning
the research placed in the clearinghouse.

More information available here

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

Non-Invasive Methods for Diagnosis and Progression of Diabetes, Kidney,
Urological, Hematological and Digestive Diseases and Hypertensive
Disorders (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

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a call for the application of imaging
and other non- or minimally-invasive technologies to detect, characterize, diagnose,
identify persons with predisposition to, or monitor treatment of diseases of interest to the
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). Also needed are new, robust surrogate markers for clinical trial endpoints, and
new ways to characterize normal and pathological tissues in vivo.

More information available here

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

Alzheimer's Disease Innovation

Expected Number of Awards:                           10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $4,585,600
Award Ceiling:                                       $500,000
Award Floor:                                         $200,000

Alzheimer‘s Disease Supportive Services Program: Innovation Cooperative Agreements
to Better Serve People with Alzheimer‘s Disease and Related Disorders

More information available here

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

Alzheimer's Disease Evidence Based

Expected Number of Awards:                           7
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $8,024,800
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,500,000
Award Floor:                                         $500,000

Alzheimer‘s Disease Supportive Services Program: Evidence-Based Cooperative
Agreements to Better Serve People with Alzheimer‘s Disease and Related Disorders

More information available here

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




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NIDCR Small Research Grants for Data Analysis and Statistical
Methodology (R03)

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    Not available
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available
The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support meritorious
research projects that involve secondary data analyses or statistical methodology using
existing dental or craniofacial database resources. 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:               May 07, 2012 Back to Table of Contents

Building Strategic Alliances for Healthy Housing Pilot

Expected Number of Awards:                          6
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $650,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $110,000
Award Floor:                                        $75,000

CDC‘s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled,
―Building Strategic Alliances for Healthy Housing.‖ Approximately $650,000 will be
available to fund up to 6 awards. The purpose of the program is to reduce or eliminate
housing-related health hazards and to promote housing that is safe, healthy, accessible
and affordable.

More information available here

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

 13.HUD - Department of Housing and Urban Development

13.1. Assisted Housing Stability and Energy and Green Retrofit

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



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Grants and loans will be made available through HUD‘s Office of Affordable Housing
Preservation (OAHP) for eligible property owners to make energy and green retrofit
investments in the property, to ensure the maintenance and preservation of the property,
the continued operation and maintenance of energy efficiency technologies, and the
timely expenditure of funds. Physical and financial analyses of the properties will be
conducted to determine the size of each grant and loan. Incentives will be made available
to participating owners. The terms of the grants or loans will include continued
affordability agreements.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             Feb 16, 2011    Back to Table of Contents


Native American Housing Block Grants

Expected Number of Awards:                         Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $242,250,000
Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       Not available

The Native American Housing Block Grant program, authorized by the Native American
Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (―NAHASDA‖) assists tribes in
developing, operating, maintaining, and supporting affordable housing for rental and
homeownership housing. Funds can be used for acquisition, new construction,
rehabilitation of affordable housing, site improvement, development and rehabilitation of
utilities and infrastructure, utility services, conversion, demolition, financing,
administration and planning, improvement to achieve greater energy efficiency, mold
remediation, investments that leverage private sector funding or financing for
renovations, and energy conservation retrofit investments.

More information available here

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

Neighborhood Stablization Program

Expected Number of Awards:                         Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $1,980,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       Not available

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), round 2. Competitive grants awarded for
activities eligible under division B, title III of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act
of 2008 (Public Law 110-289, NSP round 1), to address home foreclosure and
abandonment and for the provision of capacity building and support for NSP grantees.


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For programmatic funding, rating factors will include grantee capacity to execute
projects, leveraging potential, and concentration of investment to achieve neighborhood
stabilization.

More information available here

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

Public Housing Capital Fund

Expected Number of Awards:                          5000
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $995,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available

To provide funds for the capital and management activities of Public Housing Agencies
as authorized under section 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C.
1437g) (the ‗‗Act‖), with the exception that funds cannot be used for operations or rental
assistance. The funds shall be awarded by competition for priority investments, including
investments that leverage private sector funding or financing for renovations and energy
conservation. Funds shall be obligated through competitive funding by September 30,
2009. Public housing authorities shall give priority to capital projects that can award
contracts based on bids within 120 days from the date the funds are made available to the
public housing authorities. Public housing agencies shall prioritize capital projects that
are already underway or included in the 5-year capital fund plans required by the Act (42
U.S.C. 1437c–1(a)).

More information available here
Current Closing Date for Applications:              Sep 30, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

  14.IMLS - Institute of Museum and Library Services
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  15.NARA - National Archives and Records Administration

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  16.NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

ROSES 2009: Glory Science Team

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not available



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

More information available here

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

ROSES 2009: Planetary Astronomy

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

More information available here

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

ROSES 2009: Near Earth Object Observations

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

More information available here

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

ROSES 2009: Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth System
Science

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

More information available here

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

ROSES 2009: Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples

Expected Number of Awards:               Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:         Not available


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Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       Not available

More information available here

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

ROSES 2009: Causes and Consequences of the Minimum of Solar Cycle 24

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

More information available here

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


ROSES 2009: Planetary Atmospheres

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

This ROSES NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and
technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling,
and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, stratospheric balloon, and suborbital rocket
investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space
missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of
advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the
laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as
terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth
system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to
analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface
observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of
integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science
research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems
applicable to SMD objectives and data.Awards range from under $100K per year for
focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to more than $1M per year for extensive
activities (e.g., development of science experiment hardware).

More information available here

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


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ROSES 2009: Atmospheric Composition: Mid-Latitude Airborne Cirrus
Properties Experiment

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

This ROSES NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and
technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling,
and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, stratospheric balloon, and suborbital rocket
investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space
missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of
advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the
laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as
terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth
system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to
analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface
observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of
integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science
research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems
applicable to SMD objectives and data.

More information available here

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

ROSES 2009: Terrestrial Ecology

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

This ROSES NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and
technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling,
and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, stratospheric balloon, and suborbital rocket
investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space
missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of
advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the
laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as
terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth
system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to
analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface
observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of


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integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science
research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems
applicable to SMD objectives and data.

More information available here

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

ROSES 2009: Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry

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

More information available here

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


 17.NEA - National Endowment for the Arts

NEA Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth, FY2010

Expected Number of Awards:                         600
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   Not available
Award Ceiling:                                     $150,000
Award Floor:                                       $5,000

The Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth category offers funding for projects that
help children and youth acquire knowledge and understanding of and skills in the arts.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             Jun 11, 2009    Back to Table of Contents



NEA Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review
Grants, FY2010

Expected Number of Awards:                         400
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   Not available
Award Ceiling:                                     $10,000
Award Floor:                                       $10,000




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his category, as an essential component of the Arts Endowment's goal of providing wide
access to artistic excellence, supports local projects that can have significant effects
within communities. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for
projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

More information available here

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

NEA Access to Artistic Excellence FY2010, Deadline 2

Expected Number of Awards:                            Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      Not available
Award Ceiling:                                        $150,000
Award Floor:                                          $5,000

Organizations that undertake a single short-term project in a year --a ten-day jazz festival,
for example -- could apply for that event, or they could identify certain components (such
as the presentation of a key artist and the associated activities) as their project. Describe
the activities for which Arts Endowment support is requested, and provide specific
information on the artists, productions, venues, distribution plans, etc., that will be
involved. Organizations may apply for any or all phases of a project, from its planning
through its implementation. A project does not have to be new. Excellent existing
projects can be just as competitive as new activities. Projects do not need to be large. The
Arts Endowment welcomes small projects that can make a difference in a community or
field.

More information available here

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

 18.NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities


Preservation Education and Training Grants

Expected Number of Awards:                            30
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      Not available
Award Ceiling:                                        $250,000
Award Floor:                                          $0

The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to NEH‘s efforts
to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage resources. Thousands of libraries,
archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important
collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images,
archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic


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records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such
large and diverse holdings is enormous and the need for knowledgeable staff is
significant and ongoing. Preservation and Access Education and Training grants help the
staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to
serve as effective stewards of humanities collections.

More information available here

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

Humanities Collections and Resources

Expected Number of Awards:                            20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      Not available
Award Ceiling:                                        $350,000
Award Floor:                                          $0

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports projects that
provide an essential foundation for scholarship, education, and public programming in
the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations
across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs,
sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and
material culture, electronic records, and digital objects. Funding from this program
strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content
widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to
create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that
provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a
subject for in-depth investigation. Applicants should define a specific problem, devise
procedures and potential solutions, and explain how they would evaluate their projects
and disseminate their findings.

More information available here

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

Summer Stipends

Expected Number of Awards:                            75
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      Not available
Award Ceiling:                                        $6,000
Award Floor:                                          $0

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to
scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients usually produce articles,
monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or
other scholarly tools. Summer Stipends support full-time work on a humanities project


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for a period of two months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of
development. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not
eligible to apply. Summer Stipends may not be used for research for doctoral
dissertations or theses by students enrolled in a degree program; specific policy studies or
educational or technical impact assessments; the preparation or publication of textbooks;
studies of teaching methods or theories, surveys of courses and programs, or curriculum
development; inventories of collections; works in the creative or performing arts (e.g.,
painting, writing fiction or poetry, dance performance, etc.); projects that seek to promote
a particular political, philosophical, religious, or ideological point of view; or projects
that advocate a particular program of social action.

More information available here

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

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Expected Number of Awards:                           10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
Award Ceiling:                                       $700,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study,
libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and
organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. Individual
scholars must apply directly to the institutions themselves. A list of currently funded
institutions is available. In evaluating applications from programs at institutions located
in the United States, priority is given to those with library holdings, archives, or other
special collections—either on site or nearby—that are available as resources for NEH
fellows. American overseas research centers should demonstrate a particular benefit to
NEH fellows by virtue of their location and other resources. FPIRI grants provide
funding to programs for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months.

More information available here

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

 19. NSF - National Science Foundation

Human Origins Grant

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



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The Human Origins: Moving In New Directions (HOMINID) competition will support
large scale, long term, integrative research and infrastructure projects through awards of
up to $500,000 per year for up to five years. Contingent on the availability of funds, the
program expects to make two awards in each fiscal year. It is intended that HOMINID
awards will provide for transformative approaches to long-standing questions about the
history of our species. Infrastructure development is also eligible for support either as a
stand alone project or as part of a research award. One goal of the competition is to
develop a portfolio of awards that reflects the multiple approaches to the understanding
of human origins. It is expected that the combination of awards will complement each
other and prove to be mutually informative as they progress.
More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Feb 22, 2010 Back to Table of Contents
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program

Expected Number of Awards:                            18
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $10,800,000
Award Ceiling: Award Floor:                           Not Available

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has
been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers
who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary
backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and
personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change.
The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students,
faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate education
and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional
disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation
and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally
engaged science and engineering workforce.

More Information Available Here

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

Cultural Anthropology
Expected Number of Awards:                            15
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $20,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $0
Award Floor:                                          $0

The long-range goal of the EMSW21 program is to increase the number of well-prepared
U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical
sciences and in other NSF-supported disciplines.

More information available here


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

Archaeology and Archaeometry

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

The Archaeology Program provides support for anthropologically relevant archaeological
research at both a "senior" and doctoral dissertation level. It also funds anthropologically
significant archaeometric research. High risk exploratory research proposals are accepted
for consideration and a description of these competitions is provided in the Archaeology
Program Overview.

More information available here

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

Population and Evolutionary Processes

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

The Population and Evolutionary Processes Cluster supports research on population
properties that lead to variation within and among populations and among species.
Approaches include empirical and theoretical studies of microevolution, organismal
adaptation, geographical differentiation, natural hybridization and speciation, as well as
processes that lead to macroevolutionary patterns of trait evolution.

More information available here

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

Ecological Biology

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

The Ecological Biology Cluster supports research on natural and managed ecological
systems, primarily in terrestrial, wetland, and freshwater habitats. Research areas include


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experimental, observational, theoretical, and modeling studies on the structure and
function of complex associations that focus on biotic components, and the coupling of
small-scale systems to each other and to large-scale systems

More information available here

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

Advanced Technological Education

Expected Number of Awards:                         75
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $46,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       Not available

With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive
our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions
and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering
technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports
curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary
school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from
two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities.

More information available here

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

MARGINS Program

Expected Number of Awards:                         10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $6,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       $500,000

The MARGINS program was initiated by the scientific community and the National
Science Foundation and has been designed to elevate our present largely descriptive and
qualitative knowledge of continental margins to a level where theory, modeling and
simulation, together with field observation and experiment, can yield a clearer
understanding of the processes that control margin genesis and evolution.

More information available here

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




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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Expected Number of Awards:                         1800
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $57,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $400,000
Award Floor:                                       $5,000

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research
participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the
National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in
ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU
program.

More information available here

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

Workforce Program in the Mathematical Sciences

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

The long-range goal of the DMS Workforce Program is to increase the number of well-
prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who successfully pursue
careers in the mathematical sciences and in other NSF-supported disciplines. Among
intermediate goals to this end are improvements in recruitment, retention, education, and
placement of trainees in the mathematical sciences. The program's primary interest is in
activities centered on education through research involvement for trainees at the
undergraduate through postdoctoral educational levels.

More information available here

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

Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities

Expected Number of Awards:                         20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $6,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $500,000
Award Floor:                                       $1

The Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities Program (CRIF) is structured to
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needs for infrastructure that promotes research and education in areas traditionally
supported by the Division (NSF Chemistry Homepage)

More information available here

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

Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis

Expected Number of Awards:                         8
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $1,200,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $150,000
Award Floor:                                       $125,000

Three clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (the Ecological Biology,
Ecosystem Science, and the Population and Evolutionary Processes clusters) encourage
the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing a body of related research projects
conducted by a single individual or group of investigators over an extended period.
OPUS proposals will often be appropriately submitted in mid-to-late career, but will also
be appropriate early enough in a career to produce unique, integrated insight useful both
to the scientific community and to the development of the investigator's future work. In
cases where multiple scientists have worked collaboratively, an OPUS award will provide
support for collaboration on a synthesis.

More information available here

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

TeraGrid Phase III: eXtreme Digital Resources for Science and
Engineering

Expected Number of Awards:                         6
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $32,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $12,000,000
Award Floor:                                       $2,000,000

In recent years, the research community, with support from NSF, has developed the
TeraGrid as a way of providing wide access to these scarce, expensive resources. The
need for such widely shared, national resources continues to grow and as the currently
funded phase of TeraGrid operations approaches its close, NSF is inviting innovative
proposals for a new infrastructure to deliver the next generation of high-end digital
services, as national resources, that will provide researchers and educators with the
capability to work with extremely large amounts of digitally represented information.

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

International Planning Visits and Workshops

Expected Number of Awards:                          50
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $1,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $0
Award Floor:                                        $0

This solicitation describes International Planning Visit/Workshop awards to support the
early phases of developing and coordinating a research and education activity with a
foreign partner(s).

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:       Rolling Applications Back to Table of Contents

Community-based Data Interoperability Networks

Expected Number of Awards:                          10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $250,000
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available

Digital data are increasingly both the products of research and the starting point for new
research and education activities. The ability to re-purpose data; to use it in innovative
ways and combinations not envisioned by those who created the data requires that it be
possible to find and understand data of many types and from many sources.

More information available here

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

Oceanographic Centers and Facilities

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

NSF supports construction, conversion, acquisition, and operation of major shared-use
oceanographic facilities. The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System
(UNOLS) schedules these facilities and expeditionary programs. This program supports
expensive facilities that are necessary for NSF-funded research and training of
oceanographers. Examples of these facilities are ships, submersibles, large shipboard
equipment, and shared-use instruments to collect and analyze data. NSF encourages local


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contributions from nonfederal funds; however, there is no fixed requirement for
institutional contributions.

More information available here

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

Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis

Expected Number of Awards:                        8
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $1,200,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $150,000
Award Floor:                                      $125,000

Three clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (the Ecological Biology,
Ecosystem Science, and the Population and Evolutionary Processes clusters) encourage
the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing a body of related research projects
conducted by a single individual or group of investigators over an extended period.

More information available here

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

Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

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

The Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (TAMOP) program supports
theoretical and computational research in all areas of atomic structure, the molecular
structure of small molecules, electron, and atomic collisions, photoionization and
photodetachment of electrons from atoms and small molecules, time-dependent
interactions with atoms and small molecules, quantum optics, ultracold phenomena in
Bose and Fermi gases, and quantum information.

More information available here

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

Science of Science and Innovation Policy

Expected Number of Awards:                        20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $8,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $750,000


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Award Floor:                                         $50,000

The Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program supports research
designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. Research
funded by the program thus develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools,
data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process. For
example, research proposals may develop behavioral and analytical conceptualizations,
frameworks or models that have applications across a broad array of SciSIP challenges,
including the relationship between broader participation and innovation or creativity.
Proposals may also develop methodologies to analyze science and technology data, and
to convey the information to a variety of audiences.

More information available here

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

Hydrologic Sciences

Expected Number of Awards:                           40
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $7,900,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $30,000

Hydrologic Sciences focuses on the flow of water and transport processes within streams,
soils, and aquifers. Particular attention is given to spatial and temporal heterogeneity of
fluxes and storages of water, particles, and chemicals coupling across interfaces with the
landscape, microbial communities, and coastal environments, to upscaling and
downscaling given these heterogeneities and interfaces and how these processes are
altered by climate and land use changes. Studies may address aqueous geochemistry as
well as physical, chemical, and biological processes within water bodies. These studies
commonly involve expertise from many basic sciences and mathematics, and proposals
often require joint review with related programs.

More information available here

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

Geophysics

Expected Number of Awards:                           80
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $14,600,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,300,000
Award Floor:                                         $20,000

The Geophysics Program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to
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computational studies are supported. Topics include seismicity, seismic wave
propagation, and the nature and occurrence of earthquakes; the earth's magnetic, gravity,
and electrical fields; the earth's thermal structure; and geodynamics. Supported research
also includes geophysical studies of active deformation, including geodesy, and studies of
the properties and behavior of earth materials in support of geophysical observation and
theory.

More information available here

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

Antarctic Research

Expected Number of Awards:                            50
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $20,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $300,000
Award Floor:                                          $150,000

Scientific research and operational support of that research are the principal activities
supported by the United States Government in Antarctica. The goals are to expand
fundamental knowledge of the region, to foster research on global and regional problems
of current scientific importance, and to use Antarctica as a platform from which to
support research. The U.S. Antarctic Program provides support for field work only when
a compelling justification exists for doing the work in Antarctica (i.e., the work can only
be done, or is best done, in Antarctica). The program also supports antarctic-related
analytical research performed at home organizations.NSF is the designated lead agency
for the International Polar Year, 2007-2009, for the United States and has made a number
of awards in response to IPY solicitations.

More information available here

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

Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics

Expected Number of Awards:                            25
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $500,000
Award Floor:                                          $100,000

Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics supports innovative research into processes
that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. The program
encourages research that investigates quantitatively the coupling and feedback among
such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation
in climatic and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impact.



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

Earthscope

Expected Number of Awards:                           25
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $12,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the 4-dimensional structure of the
North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad,
integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the
earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle,
plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and
evolution, and composition and structure of the deep-Earth. In addition, EarthScope
offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent
opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse
data sets.

More information available here

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


Enhancing the Mathematical Sciences Workforce in the 21st Century

Expected Number of Awards:                           15
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $20,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $0
Award Floor:                                         $0

The long-range goal of the EMSW21 program is to increase the number of well-prepared
U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical
sciences and in other NSF-supported disciplines. EMSW21 tries to do this with three
separate components: The Vertical Integration of Research and Education (VIGRE)
program supports activities that involve the entire department and span the entire
spectrum of educational levels from undergraduates through postdoctoral associates;
Research Training Groups (RTG) support the training activities of a group of faculty who
have a common research interest; Mentoring through Critical Transition Points (MCTP)
involves a larger group of faculty but focuses on specified stages in the professional
development of the trainees.

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Cross-Directorate Activities (CDA)

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

This program encompasses a collection of Foundation-wide activities that provide
support for human resource development and infrastructure improvement. The Office of
Cross-Directorate Activities (CDA) houses and provides information about various cross-
directorate programs in which the Division of Social and Economic Sciences and the
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences participate. CDA administers some
programs directly and coordinates other programs aimed at Foundation-wide goals of
increasing the participation of women, minorities, and the disabled in science and
engineering; encouraging and rewarding promising new faculty; support of
undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral activities; and improving the infrastructure of
the social and behavioral sciences. The CDA Program also supports special studies,
analyses, and workshops on issues affecting social and behavioral science disciplines,
including issues that span organizational boundaries and division priorities. The program
supports activities that address needs in education, human resources, and the creation of a
diverse personnel pool. Investigators should discuss their ideas with the program
directors. Proposals may be submitted at any time.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               This program has no fixed deadline
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Magnetospheric Physics

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

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Proposals accepted anytime
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Paleoclimate

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


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Supports research on the natural evolution of Earth's climate with the goal of providing a
baseline for present variability and future trends through improved understanding of the
physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence climate over the long-term.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Proposals accepted anytime
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Physical and Dynamic Meteorology

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

Physical and Dynamic Meteorology supports research involving studies of cloud physics;
atmospheric electricity; radiation; boundary layer and turbulence; the initiation, growth,
and propagation of gravity waves; all aspects of mesoscale meteorological phenomena,
including their morphological, thermodynamic, and kinematic structure; development of
mesoscale systems and precipitation processes; and transfer of energy between scales.
The program also sponsors the development of new techniques and devices for
atmospheric measurements.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Proposals accepted anytime.
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Solar Terrestrial

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

Supports research on the processes by which energy in diverse forms is generated by the
Sun, transported to the Earth, and ultimately deposited in the terrestrial environment.
Major topics include space weather impacts, helioseismology, the solar dynamo, the solar
activity cycle, magnetic flux emergence, solar flares and eruptive activity, coronal mass
ejections, solar wind heating, solar energetic particles, interactions with cosmic rays, and
solar wind/magnetosphere boundary problems.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Proposals accepted anytime
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Upper Atmospheric Facilities

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

The National Science Foundation supports four large incoherent-scatter radar facilities
and the SuperDARN coherent scatter radar system. The incoherent-scatter radars are
located along a longitudinal chain from Greenland to Peru. Each of the incoherent-scatter
facilities is also equipped with powerful optical diagnostic instruments. The SuperDARN
consists of a number of coherent-scatter HF radars in both the northern and southern
hemispheres.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             Proposals accepted anytime
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Atmospheric Chemistry

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

Supports research to measure and model the concentration and distribution of gases and
aerosols in the lower and middle atmosphere. Also supports research on the chemical
reactions among atmospheric species; the sources and sinks of important trace gases and
aerosols; the aqueous-phase atmospheric chemistry; the transport of gases and aerosols
throughout the atmosphere; and the improved methods for measuring the concentrations
of trace species and their fluxes into and out of the atmosphere.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:             no specified due date
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Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research: Workshop
Opportunities (EPS)

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




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The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a program
designed to fulfill the National Science Foundation's (NSF) mandate to promote scientific
progress nationwide. The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have
historically received lesser amounts of NSF Research and Development (R&D) funding.
Twenty-five states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands
currently participate. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with
government, higher education and industry that are designed to effect lasting
improvements in a region/jurisdiction's research infrastructure, R&D capacity and hence,
its national R&D competitiveness. In response to the community's interest in
implementing a more proactive outreach program, the Experimental Program to
Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) will welcome unsolicited proposals from the
EPSCoR jurisdictions for community workshops.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Proposals accepted anytime
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EAR Education and Human Resources

Expected Number of Awards:                            30
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $4,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $15
Award Floor:                                          $10

The Division of Earth Sciences' Education and Human Resources Program (EH)
facilitates highly innovative educational activities in the earth sciences, including efforts
to increase the diversity of participants and involve leading researchers in education.
Activities at all levels are supported, including: 1) graduate and postdoctoral education
outside the framework of normal NSF research grants; 2) undergraduate education,
including the NSF-wide Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program; and 3)
education activities at the K-12 level both inside and outside the classroom.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Proposals Accepted Anytime
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High-Risk Research in Anthropology

Expected Number of Awards:                            5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $125,000
Award Ceiling:                                        Not available
Award Floor:                                          Not available




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Anthropological research may be conducted under unusual circumstances, often in distant
locations. As a result the ability to conduct potentially important research may hinge on
factors that are impossible to assess from a distance and some projects with potentially
great payoffs may face difficulties in securing funding. This program gives small awards
that provide investigators with the opportunity to assess the feasibility of an
anthropological research project. The information gathered may then be used as the basis
for preparing a more fully developed research program.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Proposals Accepted Anytime
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Advances in Biological Informatics

Expected Number of Awards:                           25
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $20,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $3,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $50,000

The Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) program seeks to encourage new
approaches to the analysis and dissemination of biological knowledge for the benefit of
both the scientific community and the broader public. The ABI program is especially
interested in the development of informatics tools and resources that have the potential to
advance, or transform, research in biology supported by the Directorate for Biological
Sciences at the National Science Foundation.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Aug 11, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

CISE Computing Research Infrastructure

Expected Number of Awards:                           54
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $18,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $4,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $50,000

The CISE Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI) program drives discovery and
learning in the computing disciplines by supporting the creation, enhancement and
operation of world-class computing research infrastructure. Further, through the CRI
program CISE seeks to ensure that individuals from a diverse range of academic
institutions, including minority-serving and predominantly undergraduate institutions,
have access to such infrastructure. The CRI program supports two classes of awards:
Institutional Infrastructure awards support either the creation of new computing research
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world-class research and education opportunities at the awardee and collaborating
institutions.

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

Arctic Research Opportunities

Expected Number of Awards:                           40
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $16,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,500,000
Award Floor:                                         $5,000

The goal of the NSF Division of Arctic Sciences is to gain a better understanding of the
Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes, and the
interactions of ocean, land, atmosphere, biological, and human systems in the Arctic. The
Division of Arctic Sciences and other NSF programs support projects that contribute to
the development of the next generation of researchers and scientific literacy for all ages
through education, outreach, and broadening participation in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics. Program representatives from OPP and other NSF
programs that support arctic research coordinate across NSF, including joint review and
funding of arctic proposals and mutual support of special projects with high logistical
costs.

More information available here

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

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Expected Number of Awards:                           20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $40,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program seeks to
catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering
community by supporting innovative, international research and education collaborations.
The program will enable U.S. scientists and engineers to establish collaborative
relationships with international colleagues in order to advance new knowledge and
discoveries at the frontiers of science and engineering and to promote the development of
a diverse, globally-engaged U.S. scientific and engineering workforce.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:             Aug 04, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program

Expected Number of Awards:                          20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $10,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $3,000,000
 Award Floor:                                       $25,000
This program provides awards to enhance the quality of undergraduate science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research at Historically
Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as a means to broaden participation in the
Nation's STEM workforce. Support is available for Implementation Projects (including
Achieving Competitive Excellence), Planning Grants, Education Research Projects, and
Targeted Infusion Projects. Implementation Projects provide support to implement a
comprehensive institutional project to strengthen STEM education and research.

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

Centers for Chemical Innovation Phase I

Expected Number of Awards:                         6
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       $1,500,000

The CCI Program is designed to support the formation of centers that can address major,
long-term basic chemical research problems that have a high probability of both
producing transformative research and leading to innovation. Appropriate research
problems are high-risk but potentially high-impact and will attract broad scientific and
public interest. Centers are expected to be agile structures that can respond rapidly to
emerging opportunities and make full use of cyberinfrastructure to enhance
collaborations.

More information available here

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

Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities

Expected Number of Awards:                         45
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $7,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $12,000,000
Award Floor:                                       $1



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AR/IF will consider proposals for: 1) Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment that
will advance laboratory and field investigations, and student research training
opportunities in the Earth sciences. The maximum request is $750,000. The maximum
request for upgrade of research group computing facilities is $75,000; 2) Development of
New Instrumentation, Analytical Techniques or Software that will extend current
research and research training capabilities in the Earth sciences. The maximum request is
$750,000; 3) Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities that will make
complex and expensive instruments or systems of instruments broadly available to the
Earth sciences research and student communities; 4) Development of Cyberinfrastructure
for the Earth Sciences (Geoinformatics) that will enable transformative advances in Earth
science research and education through novel application, development or adaptation of
information technologies. 5) Support for Early Career Investigators to facilitate expedient
operation of new research infrastructure proposed by the next generation of leaders in the
Earth Sciences.

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

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry

Expected Number of Awards:                            80
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $10,000,000
Award Ceiling :                                       $100,000
Award Floor:                                          $6,000

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) promotes university-
industry partnerships by making project funds or fellowships/traineeships available to
support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages. Special interest is focused on
affording the opportunity for: Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students to conduct
research and gain experience in an industrial setting; Industrial scientists and engineers to
bring industry's perspective and integrative skills to academe; and Interdisciplinary
university-industry teams to conduct research projects.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:                Rolling Closing Date Back to Table of
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Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM

Expected Number of Awards:                            20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $12,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $5,000,000
Award Floor:                                          $100,000



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LSAMP and AGEP PROGRAMS The Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM
(ABP) solicitation includes the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
(LSAMP) program, Bridge to the Doctorate (LSAMP-BD) Activity, and the Alliances for
Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program. This portfolio of programs
seek to increase the number of students successfully completing quality degree programs
in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program

Expected Number of Awards:                            18
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $10,800,000
Award Ceiling:                                        Not available
Award Floor:                                          Not available

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has
been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers
who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary
backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and
personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change.
The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students,
faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate education
and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional
disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation
and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally
engaged science and engineering workforce.

More information available here

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

EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships

Expected Number of Awards:                            10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $85,000
Award Ceiling:                                        Not available
Award Floor:                                          $85,000

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly
qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an integrated
program of independent research and education. The research and education plans of
each fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines.
The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships that can


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be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to
recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with
experience in research and education that will establish them in leadership positions in
the Earth Sciences community.

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

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation

Expected Number of Awards:                           225
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $30,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         $150,000

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program stimulates technological
innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in
meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application
of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by
socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.

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

Developing Global Scientists and Engineers (International Research
Experiences for Students (IRES) and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement
Projects (DDEP)

Expected Number of Awards:                           24
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,100,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $150,000
Award Floor:                                         $1,000

The United States needs to educate a globally-engaged science and engineering
workforce capable of performing in an international research environment in order to
remain at the forefront of world science and technology. To support this aim, the
Developing Global Scientists and Engineers program provides highest quality
international research experiences for U.S. students. Whereas the International Research
Experiences for Students (IRES) component of the program supports groups of U.S.
undergraduate or graduate students conducting research abroad in collaboration with
foreign investigators, the Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP)
component supports the dissertation research abroad of one doctoral student in
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More information available here

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

Solar, Heliospheric, and Interplanetary Environment

Expected Number of Awards:                           8
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $700,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

More information available here

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

Planetary Biodiversity Inventories

Expected Number of Awards:                           5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $2,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $3,000,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

To accelerate the discovery and study of the world’s biodiversity, proposals are
invited from teams of investigators to conduct a worldwide, species-level systematic
inventory of a major group of organisms. Each project should conduct fieldwork
necessary to fill gaps in existing collections, produce descriptions, taxonomic revisions,
web-searchable databases, and interactive keys (or other automated identification tools)
for all new and known species in the targeted group, analyze their phylogenetic
relationships, and establish predictive classifications for the group. Proposals may target
any particular group of organisms, from terrestrial, fresh-water, or marine habitats, at any
feasible level in the taxonomic hierarchy, but must be global in scope.

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jan 14, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Cognitive Neuroscience

Expected Number of Awards:                           40
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $5,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary
proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports
thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and


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behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through
time.

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

Biological Research Collections

Expected Number of Awards:                            25
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $6,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The Biological Research Collections Program provides support for biological collection
enhancement, computerization of specimen-related data, research to develop better
methods for specimen curation and collection management, and activities such as
symposia and workshops to investigate support and management of biological
collections. Biological collections supported include those housing natural history
specimens and jointly curated collections such as frozen tissues and other physical
samples, e.g. DNA libraries and digital images. Such collections provide the materials
necessary for research in a broad area of biological sciences.

More information available here

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

Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior

Expected Number of Awards:                           10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) invites the submission of proposals for
collaborative, interdisciplinary studies of the Earth's interior within the framework of the
community-based initiative known as Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior
(CSEDI). Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the
Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on
processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's
surface. Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational
studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Support is available
for research and research infrastructure through grants and cooperative agreements
awarded in response to investigator-initiated proposals from U.S. universities and other
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Current Closing Date for Applications:                Sep 25, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences

Expected Number of Awards:                            15
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $12,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                         $1,500,000
Award Floor:                                          $450,000

The purpose of the FRG activity is to allow groups of researchers to respond to
recognized scientific needs of pressing importance, to take advantage of current scientific
opportunities, or to prepare the ground for anticipated significant scientific developments
in the mathematical sciences. Groups may include, in addition to mathematical scientists,
researchers from other science and engineering disciplines appropriate to the proposed
research. The activity supports projects for which the collective effort by a group of
researchers is necessary to reach the scientific goals. Projects should be scientifically
focused and well-delineated. It is not the intent of this activity to provide general support
for infrastructure. Projects should also be timely, limited in duration to up to three years,
and substantial in their scope and impact.

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

CEDAR, GEM, and SHINE Postdoctoral Research

Expected Number of Awards:                            6
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $320,000
Award Ceiling:                                        Not available
Award Floor:                                          $80,000

The Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) program,
the Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) program, and the Solar, Heliosphere and
INterplanetary Environment (SHINE) program are special programs within the
Aeronomy, Magnetospheric Physics and Solar-Terrestrial Research programs in the
Atmospheric Sciences Division of the Geosciences Directorate. These three programs
each involve specific regions of the space environment and the way these regions
interact. Each of the programs has its own Program Solicitation, but they also have a
common commitment to support researchers who have recently received their Ph.D.
degree, allowing them to request limited support for CEDAR/GEM/SHINE research
activities of their own devising.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Feb 01, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences

Expected Number of Awards:                           8
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $4,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         $1,000,000

The goal of the Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences
(URM) program is to increase the number and diversity of individuals pursuing graduate
studies in all areas of biological research supported by the NSF Directorate for Biological
Sciences. Support will be provided to academic institutions to establish innovative
programs to engage undergraduates in a year-round research and mentoring activity.

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

Research in Support of the National Space Weather Program

Expected Number of Awards:                           20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         $1

Current Closing Date for Applications:          The National Space Weather
Program (NSWP) is a multi-agency Federal research program seeking to mitigate the
adverse effects of space weather. The NSWP goal is to ultimately achieve timely,
accurate, and reliable space environment observations, specifications, and forecasts.
Information about the NSWP can be obtained from the National Space Weather Program
Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jan 16, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Long Term Research in Environmental Biology

Expected Number of Awards:                           20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $450,000
Award Floor:                                         Not important

Through the LTREB program, the Division of Environmental Biology encourages the
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environmental data that address ecological and evolutionary processes aimed at resolving
important issues in environmental biology. Researchers must have collected at least six
years of previous data to qualify for funding. The proposal also must present a cohesive
conceptual rationale or framework for ten years of research. Questions or hypotheses
outlined in this conceptual framework must guide an initial 5-year proposal as well as a
subsequent, abbreviated renewal.

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

Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards

Expected Number of Awards:                         2
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $100,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $50,000
Award Floor:                                       $1

The National Science Foundation announces an opportunity for methodological training
by cultural anthropologists who are active researchers. The purpose is to help cultural
anthropologists upgrade their methodological skills by learning a specific analytical
technique which will improve their research abilities.

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

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Expected Number of Awards:                         12
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $9,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $1,500,000
Award Floor:                                       $500,000

The Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems competition promotes
quantitative, interdisciplinary analyses of relevant human and natural system processes
and complex interactions among human and natural systems at diverse scales.

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

Instrumentation for Materials Research

Expected Number of Awards:                         25
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $4,000,000


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Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The IMR Program supports the acquisition and/or development of research instruments
that will provide new capability and/or advance current capability to: (1) discover
fundamental phenomena in materials; (2) synthesize, process, and/or characterize the
composition, structure, properties, and performance of materials; and (3) improve the
quality, expand the scope, and foster and enable the integration of research and education
in research-intensive environments.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jan 14, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change

Expected Number of Awards:                           35
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $11,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $20,000

The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key
geological, chemical, and biological records of climate system variability to provide
insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate
variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the
response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. Important scientific
objectives of P2C2 are to: 1) provide comprehensive paleoclimate data sets that can serve
as model test data sets analogous to instrumental observations; and 2) enable
transformative syntheses of paleoclimate data and modeling outcomes to understand the
response of the longer-term and higher magnitude variability of the climate system that is
observed in the geological record.

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

Interdisciplinary Training           for   Undergraduates         in    Biological     and
Mathematical Sciences

Expected Number of Awards:                            9
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $3,300,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,000,000
Award Floor:                                          $1

The goal of the Undergraduate Biology and Mathematics (UBM) activity is to enhance
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mathematical sciences and to better prepare undergraduate biology or mathematics
students to pursue graduate study and careers in fields that integrate the mathematical and
biological sciences. The core of the activity is jointly-conducted long-term research
experiences for interdisciplinary balanced teams of at least two undergraduates from
departments in the biological and mathematical sciences.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Feb 11, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy

Expected Number of Awards:                           12
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

In partnership with academic institutions, botanical gardens, freshwater and marine
institutes, and natural history museums, the National Science Foundation seeks to
enhance taxonomic research and help prepare future generations of experts. Through this
Special Biennial Competition in Systematic Biology, NSF will support competitively
reviewed projects that target groups of poorly known organisms for modern monographic
research. Projects must train new taxonomists (two per project minimally) and must
translate current expertise into electronic databases and other products with broad
accessibility to the scientific community.

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

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering

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

The Directorate for Engineering (ENG),Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in
Engineering program supports the active involvement of K-12 teachers and community
college faculty in engineering research in order to bring knowledge of engineering and
technological innovation into their classrooms. The goal is to help build long-term
collaborative partnerships between K-12 science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) teachers, community college faculty, and the NSF university
research community by involving the teachers in engineering research and helping them
translate their research experiences and new knowledge of engineering?? into classroom
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Current Closing Date for Applications:              Nov 16, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience

Expected Number of Awards:                          15
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $5,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available

Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical
approaches for understanding the functions of complex neurobiological systems, building
on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous
other disciplines. Through the CRCNS program, participating NSF Directorates and NIH
Institutes support innovative interdisciplinary collaborative research to make significant
advances in the understanding of nervous system function, mechanisms underlying
nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.

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

Ethics Education in Science and Engineering

Expected Number of Awards:                           12
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $2,400,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $300,000
Award Floor:                                        $15,000

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program accepts proposals for
research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of
science and engineering that NSF supports, especially in interdisciplinary or inter-
institutional contexts. Proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate
students in those fields, although the proposed programs may benefit advanced
undergraduates in addition to graduate students.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Mar 01, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Science, Technology, and Society

Expected Number of Awards:                          40
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $9,000,000


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Award Ceiling:                                      $180,000
Award Floor:                                       $3,000

STS considers proposals that examine historical, philosophical, and sociological
questions that arise in connection with science, engineering, and technology, and their
respective interactions with society. STS has four components: Ethics and Values in
Science, Engineering and Technology (EVS), History and Philosophy of Science,
Engineering and Technology (HPS), Social Studies of Science, Engineering and
Technology (SSS), Studies of Policy, Science, Engineering and Technology (SPS). The
components overlap, but are distinguished by the different scientific and scholarly
orientations they take to the subject matter, as well as by different focuses within the
subject area. STS encourages the submission of hybrid proposals that strive to integrate
research involving two or more of these core areas.

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

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics

Expected Number of Awards:                         50
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $3,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       Not available

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary
program in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development
of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS
seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have
potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences.

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

Partnerships in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research and Education

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

The objective of PAARE is to enhance diversity in astronomy and astrophysics research
and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term, collaborative
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research institutions, including academic institutions, private observatories and NSF
Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) supported facilities.

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

Instrument Development for Biological Research

Expected Number of Awards:                          15
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $4,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $750,000
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Program supports the
development of novel instrumentation or instrumentation that has been significantly
improved by at least an order of magnitude or more in fundamental aspects. Supported
instruments are expected to have a significant impact on the study of biological systems
at any level. The development of new instrumentation must be firmly based in biological
research need. The IDBR Program supports the development or major improvement of
software for the operation of instruments only as associated with the development of the
instrument.

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

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

Expected Number of Awards:                          425
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $80,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        $400,000

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide
activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support
of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research,
excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of
the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a
lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission
of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible
organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority
groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for
Biological Sciences

Expected Number of Awards:                           120
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $1,600,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $15,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in
selected areas of the biological sciences. These grants provide partial support of doctoral
dissertation research to improve the overall quality of research. Allowed are costs for
doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in
specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation
research.

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

Expeditions in Computing

Expected Number of Awards:                            3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $30,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         $10,000,000

The far-reaching impact and rate of innovation in the computing and information
disciplines has been remarkable, generating economic prosperity and enhancing the
quality of life for people throughout the world. But the best is yet to come! The
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has created
the Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program to provide the CISE research and
education community with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, fundamental research
agendas that promise to define the future of computing and information.

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

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs

Expected Number of Awards:                           200
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $90,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $3,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $50,000


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CISE's Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and
education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Human-
Centered Computing program; The Information Integration and Informatics program; and
The Robust Intelligence program.

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion
Program

Expected Number of Awards:                         20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $26,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       Not available

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program
(STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents)
receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are
solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2
proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or
baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

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

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs

Expected Number of Awards:                         120
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $60,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $3,000,000
Award Floor:                                       $50,000

CISE's Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and
education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: The Computer
Systems Research (CSR) program; and The Networking Technology and Systems
(NeTS) program. Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which
are defined as follows: Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to
three years; Medium Projects - $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to
four years; and Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up
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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Aug 31, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships

Expected Number of Awards:                            9
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $750,000
Award Ceiling:                                        Not available
 Award Floor:                                         $83,000
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships provide an opportunity for
highly qualified, recent doctoral scientists to carry out an integrated program of
independent research and education. Fellows may engage in observational, instrumental,
theoretical, laboratory or archival data research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics,
in combination with a coherent educational plan for the duration of the fellowship. The
program supports researchers for a period of up to three years with fellowships that may
be taken to eligible host institution(s) of their choice. The program is intended to
recognize early-career investigators of significant potential and to provide them with
experience in research and education that will establish them in positions of distinction
and leadership in the community.

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

CISE Cross-Cutting Programs: FY 2009 and FY 2010

Expected Number of Awards:                           110
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $75,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $3,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $50,000

This solicitation seeks proposals in cross-cutting areas that are scientifically timely, and
that benefit from the intellectual contributions of researchers with expertise in a number
of computing fields and/or sub-fields. The cross-cutting programs for FY 2009 and 2010
are: Data-intensive Computing; Network Science and Engineering; and Trustworthy
Computing. The full descriptions of these programs can be found in the II. Program
Description section of this solicitation.

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

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering

Expected Number of Awards:                           35


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Estimated Total Program Funding:                       $15,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                         $250,000
Award Floor:                                           $25,000

The Directorates for Engineering, Geosciences, and Mathematical and Physical Sciences
of the National Science Foundation and the Office of Science/Office of Fusion Energy
Sciences of the Department of Energy are continuing in FY2009 the joint Partnership in
Basic Plasma Science and Engineering begun in FY1997. The goal of this three year
(FY09-FY11) program initiative is to enhance plasma research and education in this
broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two
agencies. The initiative will address fundamental issues in plasma science and
engineering that can have impact in other areas or disciplines in which improved basic
understanding of the plasma state is needed.

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

Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering

Expected Number of Awards:                             45
Estimated Total Program Funding:                       $30,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                         Not available
Award Floor:                                           Not available

The Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) in the
Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) of the National Science
Foundation (NSF) supports basic and applied research and evaluation that enhance
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and teaching. The
Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program
aims at advancing research at the frontiers of STEM learning, education, and evaluation,
and at providing the foundational knowledge necessary to improve STEM teaching and
learning at all educational levels and in all settings. This solicitation calls for three types
of proposals--Knowledge Diffusion, Empirical Research, and Large Empirical Research.
The goals of the REESE program are: (1) to catalyze discovery and innovation at the
frontiers of STEM learning, education, and evaluation; (2) to stimulate the field to
produce high quality and robust research results through the progress of theory, method,
and human resources; and (3) to help coordinate and transform advances in education,
learning research, and evaluation.

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Partnerships for Innovation

Expected Number of Awards:                           15
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $9,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $600,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The goals of the Partnerships for Innovation Program are to: 1) stimulate the
transformation of knowledge created by the research and education enterprise into
innovations that create new wealth; build strong local, regional and national economies;
and improve the national well-being; 2) broaden the participation of all types of academic
institutions and all citizens in activities to meet the diverse workforce needs of the
national innovation enterprise; and 3) catalyze or enhance enabling infrastructure that is
necessary to foster and sustain innovation in the long-term. To develop a set of ideas for
pursuing these goals, this competition will support 12-15 promising partnerships among
academe, the private sector, and state/local/ federal government that will explore new
approaches to support and sustain innovation.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Dec 31, 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. Activities funded under this solicitation begin with a research
question or hypothesis about effective preK-12 STEM learning and teaching; develop,
adapt, or study innovative resources, models, or technologies; and demonstrate if, how,
for whom, and why their implementation affects learning.

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

Science of Science and Innovation Policy

Expected Number of Awards:                           20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $8,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $750,000


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Award Floor:                                       $50,000

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) at the National
Science Foundation (NSF) aims to foster the development of the knowledge, theories,
data, tools, and human capital needed to cultivate a new Science of Science and
Innovation Policy (SciSIP). The SciSIP program underwrites fundamental research that
creates new explanatory models, analytic tools and datasets designed to inform the
nation’s public and private sectors about the processes through which investments
in science and engineering (S&E) research are transformed into social and economic
outcomes.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:             Dec 16, 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 09, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

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
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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.,
zero-net energy buildings), augment human capabilities, and enhance societal wellbeing
(e.g., assistive technologies and ubiquitous healthcare monitoring and delivery).

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Current Closing Date for Applications:                Feb 26, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Research Initiation Grants to Broaden Participation in Biology

Expected Number of Awards:                            25
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
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 11, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers

Expected Number of Awards:                            40
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $35,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $5,000,000


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Award Floor:                                       $300,000

The ITEST program responds to current concerns and projections about the growing
demand for professionals and information technology workers in the U.S. and seeks
solutions to help ensure the breadth and depth of the STEM workforce. ITEST supports
research studies to address questions about how to find solutions. It also supports the
development, implementation, testing, and scale-up of implementation models. A large
variety of possible approaches to improving the STEM workforce and to building
students capacity to participate in it may be implemented and studied. ITEST projects
may include students or teachers, kindergarten through high school age, and any area of
the STEM workforce. Projects that explore cyberlearning, specifically learning with
cyberinfrastructure tools such as networked computing and communications technologies
in K-12 settings, are of special interest.

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

Math and Science Partnership

Expected Number of Awards:                         24
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $35,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $2,500,000
Award Floor:                                       $250,000

The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program is a major research and development
effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in
mathematics and science. MSP projects are expected to raise the achievement levels of all
students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the mathematics and science
performance of diverse student populations. In order to improve the mathematics and
science achievement of the Nation's students, MSP projects contribute to what is known
in mathematics and science education and serve as models that have a sufficiently strong
evidence/research base to improve the mathematics and science education outcomes for
all students.

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

Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic
Science and Engineering Careers

Expected Number of Awards:                         38
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $16,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $4,000,000
Award Floor:                                       $100,000


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The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the
representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more
diverse science and engineering workforce. Creative strategies to realize this goal are
sought from women and men. Members of underrepresented minority groups and
individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals that address the
participation and advancement of women with disabilities and women from
underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged.

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

Education and Interdisciplinary Research

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

Supports activities in conjunction with NSF-wide programs such as Faculty Early Career
Development (CAREER), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), and
programs aimed at women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Further information
about all of these programs and activities is available in the Crosscutting Investment
Strategies section of the NSF Guide to Programs. The program also supports activities
that seek to improve the education and training of physics students (both undergraduate
and graduate), such as curriculum development for upper-level physics courses, and
activities that are not included in specific programs elsewhere within NSF. The program
supports research at the interface between physics and other disciplines and extending to
emerging areas. Broadening activities related to research at the interface with other fields,
possibly not normally associated with physics, also may be considered.

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

2010 Project

Expected Number of Awards:                            25
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $13,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $5,000,000
Award Floor:                                          $500,000

The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) of the National Science Foundation (NSF)
announces its intention to continue support of research to determine the functions of all


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genes in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana by the year 2010. Individual investigators
or groups of investigators will be supported to conduct creative and innovative, genome-
wide or systems-level research designed to determine, using all available means, the
functions of Arabidopsis genes.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:             Jan 12, 2010 Back to Table of Contents

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program

Expected Number of Awards:                         4
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                      $2,500,000
Award Floor:                                       Not available

This program provides awards to enhance the quality of science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM) instructional and outreach programs at Tribal Colleges and
Universities, Alaskan Native-serving Institutions and Native Hawaiian-serving
institutions. Support is available for the implementation of comprehensive institutional
approaches to strengthen STEM teaching and learning in ways that improve access to,
retention within, and graduation from STEM programs.

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

Cellular Systems Cluster

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

The Cellular Systems Cluster focuses on the structure, function, and regulation of plant,
animal and microbial cells, and their interactions with the environment and with one
another. Areas supported include studies of the structure, function, and assembly of
cellular elements, such as the cytoskeleton, membranes, organelles, intracellular
compartments, intranuclear structures, and extracellular matrix, including eukaryotic and
prokaryotic cell walls and envelopes. In addition, support is provided for the study of
intracellular and transmembrane signal transduction mechanisms and cell-cell signaling
processes, including those that occur in biofilms. Research on cellular recognition and
self defense mechanisms is included.

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

Biomolecular Systems Cluster

Expected Number of Awards                          0
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $0
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.

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

Probability

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

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

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

Research in Disabilities Education

Expected Number of Awards:                         24
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $3,000,000
Award Floor:                                       $200,000


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The Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) program seeks to broaden the participation
and achievement of people with disabilities in all fields of science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and associated professional careers.
The RDE program has been funding this objective since 1994 under the prior name
"Program for Persons with Disabilities." Particular emphasis is placed on
contributing to the knowledge base by addressing disability related differences in
secondary and post-secondary STEM learning and in the educational, social and pre-
professional experiences that influence student interest, academic performance, retention
in STEM degree programs, STEM degree completion, and career choices.

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

Genes and Genome Systems Cluster

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

The Genes and Genome Systems Cluster supports studies on genomes and genetic
mechanisms in all organisms, whether prokaryote, eukaryote, phage, or virus. Proposals
on the structure, maintenance, expression, transfer, and stability of genetic information in
DNA, RNA, and proteins and how those processes are regulated are appropriate. Areas of
interest include genome organization, molecular and cellular evolution, replication,
recombination, repair, and vertical and lateral transmission of heritable information. Of
equal interest are the processes that mediate and regulate gene expression, such as
chromatin structure, epigenetic phenomena, transcription, RNA processing, editing and
degradation, and translation.

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

Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Departmental Multi-
user Instrumentation

Expected Number of Awards:                           20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $6,800,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $500,000
Award Floor:                                         $1

The Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities Program (CRIF) is structured to
enable the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemistry to respond to a variety of


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needs for infrastructure that promotes research and education in areas traditionally
supported by the Division (NSF Chemistry Homepage).The Departmental Multi-User
Instrumentation component of CRIF (CRIF:MU) provides funds to universities, colleges,
and consortia thereof for the purchase of multi-user instruments.

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

Advanced Technological Education

Expected Number of Awards:                           75
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $46,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive
our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions
and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering
technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports
curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary
school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from
two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. A secondary goal is
articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that
focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on applied
research relating to technician education.

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

Catalysis and Biocatalysis

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

The Catalysis and Biocatalysis program primarily supports fundamental and applied
research on: Kinetics and mechanisms of important catalyzed chemical reactions as they
relate to the production of chemicals, fuels, and specialized materials Characterization of
chemical and biochemical phenomena occurring at or near solid surfaces and interfaces
Electrocatalytic processes having engineering significance or commercial potential
Sustainability, environmental catalysis, and basic research related to green chemistry or
utilization of biorenewable resources Kinetic modeling and theory of heterogeneous,
homogeneous, and biocatalysis Fundamental aspects of reactive deposition and
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processes in reactive systems, and the use of this information in the design or control of
complex chemical reactors.

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

Computational Mathematics

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
new 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, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

Environmental Implications of Emerging Technologies

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

The Environmental Implications of Emerging Technologies program provides support to
develop and test the environmental effects of new technologies. Fundamental and basic
research is sought to establish and understand outcomes as a result of the implementation
of new technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, and information technology.
The program also supports research on the development and refinement of sensors and
sensor network technologies that can be used to measure a wide variety of physical,
chemical, and biological properties of interest in characterizing, monitoring, and
understanding environmental impacts. The program emphasizes engineering principles
underlying technology impacts.

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Nano and Bio Mechanics

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

The NBM program supports fundamental research in biomechanics and nanomechanics.
Research on biomechanics focuses on the mechanical properties and behavior of
biological materials and structures, including cells, tissue, muscles, bones, and prosthetic
implants. Research on nanomechanics focuses on the unique properties of nano-scale
particles and microstructural features and their effects on the macroscopic mechanics and
properties of materials, surfaces, and structures that contain them.

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

Dynamical Systems

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

The DS program supports research on the theory, analysis, modeling, simulation, design,
and application of dynamical systems. Examples of application areas include acoustics
and vibration analysis, and noise and vibration control technologies. Of interest are multi-
scale, multi-physics, and large-scale interconnected and complex dynamical systems,
nonlinear, hybrid, time-varying, multi-energy domain and distributed dynamic systems,
as well as biological systems, and micro and nano-scale systems.

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


Physics of Living Systems

Expected Number of Awards:                           10
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available




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PoLS is replacing the Biological Physics program and will target theoretical and
experimental research exploring the most fundamental biological processes that living
systems utilize to perform their functions in dynamic and diverse environments. PoLS
will stimulate those investigations that have the potential to transform the study of living
systems. PoLS will encourage research that will emphasize the physical principles of
organization and function of living systems, including the exploration of artificial life
forms.

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

Operations Research

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

The OR program supports research leading to advances in the science of models and
algorithms that are applicable to the operation and optimization of large-scale systems.
Topic areas include advances in the theory of optimization and heuristic approaches to
NP-hard optimization problems, simulation and stochastic modeling, and on the
development of novel, enterprise-wide models requiring advanced high-end computing.

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

Service Enterprise Systems

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

The SES program supports research on strategic decision making, design, planning and
operation of commercial, nonprofit, and institutional service enterprises with the goal of
improving their overall effectiveness and cost reduction. The program has a particular
focus on healthcare and other similar public service institutions, and emphasizes research
topics leading to more effective systems modeling and analysis as a means to improved
planning, resource allocation, and policy development.

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NanoManufacturing

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

The NM program supports research and education on manufacturing at the nanoscale,
and the transfer of research results in nanoscience and nanotechnology to industrial
applications. The program emphasizes a systems approach to scale-up of nanotechnology
for high rate production, reliability, robustness, yield and cost, and promotes integration
of nanostructures to functional micro devices and meso/macroscale systems. ??Special
emphases are on environmental, health, and societal aspects of nanotechnology and
nanomanufacturing.

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

Manufacturing Enterprise Systems

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

The MES program supports research on design, planning, and control of operations in
manufacturing enterprises. Research is supported that impacts the analytical and
computational techniques relevant to extended enterprise operations and that offer the
prospect of implementable solutions. Topics of interest include analytical and
computational tools for planning, monitoring, control, and scheduling of manufacturing
and distribution operations, and development of methods for optimization of
manufacturing enterprises in the presence of a high degree of uncertainty and risk.

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

Developmental and Learning Sciences

Expected Number of Awards:                           28
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $6,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available



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DLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive,
linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents'
development and learning. Research supported by this program will add to our basic
knowledge of how people learn and the underlying developmental processes that support
learning, with the objective of leading to better educated children and adolescents who
grow up to take productive roles as workers and as citizens. Among the many research
topics supported by DLS are: developmental cognitive neuroscience; development of
higher-order cognitive processes; transfer of knowledge from one domain or situation to
another; use of molecular genetics to study continuities and discontinuities in
development; development of peer relations and family interactions; multiple influences
on development, including the impact of family, school, community, social institutions,
and the media; adolescents’ preparation for entry into the workforce; cross-
cultural research on development and learning; and the role of cultural influences and
demographic characteristics on development.

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

Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering

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

The HMSE program supports fundamental research on the design and performance of
structural systems and on new technologies for improving the behavior, safety, and
reliability of structural systems and their resistance to natural hazards such as earthquakes
and technological hazards (such as bombs). Also supported by the program are
innovations in analysis and model-based simulation of structural behavior and response,
design concepts that improve structural performance, reliability, resilience and
sustainability, structural health monitoring, and applications of new control techniques
for structural systems.

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

Sensors and Sensing Systems

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



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The SSS program supports research on methods to acquire and use sensor data on civil,
mechanical, and manufacturing systems. The program supports fundamental research on
advanced actuators, sensors, wireless sensor networks, new materials and concepts for
sensing applications, power generation and energy supply for sensors and sensing
systems. Also of interest is research on the strategic incorporation of sensors into both
natural and engineered systems to achieve effective data acquisition and on processing
and transmission of sensor data.

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

Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events

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

The IMEE program focuses on the impact of large-scale hazards on civil infrastructure
and society and on related issues of preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery.The
program supports research to integrate multiple issues from engineering, social,
behavioral, political, and economic sciences. ??It supports fundamental research on the
interdependence of civil infrastructure and society, development of sustainable
infrastructures, and civil infrastructure vulnerability and risk reduction.

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

Geotechnical Engineering

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

The GTE program supports fundamental research on geotechnical aspects of the civil
infrastructure, such as foundation engineering, site characterization, underground
construction, tunneling, drilling, and mining engineering.?? Also included is research on
geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering that does not involve
the use of George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)
facilities, and geohazards such as tsunamis, landslides, mudslides and debris flows, scour,
and erosion.

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

Geomechanics & Geomaterials

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

The GEOMM program supports fundemental research on the mechanics and engineering
properties of geologic materials including the mechanical properties of soil and rock,
mechanically stabilized and biologically modified soil, and on natural processes, such as
hydraulic, biological and thermal, that affect the behavior of these materials. Research on
soil-structure interaction and liquefaction are also funded by the program. Support is
provided for theoretical studies, constitutive and numerical modeling, and laboratory,
centrifuge, and field testing.

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

Structural Materials and Mechanics

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

The SMM program supports fundamental research on the behavior of civil infrastructure
materials and the mechanics of structural components in the built environment. Of
particular interest is research on structural components consisting of natural and synthetic
materials, their response to mechanical, hydrothermal and time-dependent loads, and
their impact on life-cycle performance and sustainable development of the civil
infrastructure.

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

Materials and Surface Engineering

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


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The MSE program supports fundamental research leading to a better understanding of the
effect of microstructure, surfaces and coatings on the properties and performance of
engineering materials, and the ultimate control of these properties through material
design. Of particular interest is materials service under conditions such as impact,
temperature extremes, corrosion, oxidation, and friction. The program also supports
research leading to biomedical applications of materials. ??Funded research includes both
experimental and theoretical approaches.

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

Manufacturing and Construction Machines and Equipment

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

The MCME program supports fundamental research leading to improved machines and
applications for both manufacturing and construction. Key goals are to advance the
transition of these industries from skill-based to knowledge-based activities and to
develop them as activities with minimal environmental and societal impact. To
accomplish these goals the program emphasizes research leading to a fundamental
understanding of the relevant physical processes resulting in better predictive models and
improved manufacturing and construction decision making. The program also supports
research on solid freeform fabrication encompassing scales from microns to meters
(nanometer scale additive manufacturing is supported under the Nanomanufacturing
program).

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

Civil Infrastructure Systems

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

The CIS program supports research leading to the intelligent engineering of distributed
infrastructure systems. Areas of interest include intra- and inter-dependencies in
infrastructure design and operation for resilience and sustainability, infrastructure
protection, and advanced information technologies for health monitoring, condition


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assessment, deterioration and asset management. Special emphasis is on risk analysis,
life-cycle frameworks, cyber-enabled simulation, and technologies for design,
construction and operation of resilient and sustainable infrastructure networks.

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

Control Systems

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

The CS program supports innovative research on control theory and control technology
driven by real life applications. The program accepts proposals on transformative
research in established topic areas such as model-based control. However, the program
emphasis is on paradigm-shifting ideas for control strategies that may be inspired by
nature, unconventional applications, and the combined role of feedback and uncertainty
in systems that incorporate large numbers of sensors and actuators. New sensor and
actuator concepts that integrate feedback and signal processing to achieve a sensing or
actuation objective are also funded.

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

Mechanics of Materials

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

The MOM program supports fundamental research on solid mechanics including
theoretical, analytical, and computational approaches, model-based simulation, and the
development of constitutive models. It also supports research to link the nanostructure
and microstructure mechanical behavior of materials across time and length scales,
including experimental and analytical research on deformation, fatigue, and fracture, and
the underlying molecular and microstructural states.

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Materials Processing and Manufacturing

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

The MPM program supports fundamental research on the interrelationship of materials
processing, structure, performance and process control. Analytical, experimental, and
numerical studies are supported covering processing methods such as molding, forging,
casting, welding, hydroforming, composite layup, and other materials processing
approaches. Emphasis is placed on environmentally benign manufacturing and virtual
manufacturing. Research leading to the development of novel processes and novel hybrid
processing techniques to achieve net shape products and complex multi-scale, multi-
functional products with superior quality and performance is also supported.

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

Engineering Design and Innovation

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

The program focus is on gaining an understanding of the basic processes and phenomena
underlying a holistic, life-cycle view of design where the total system life-cycle context
recognizes the need for advanced understanding of the identification and definition of
preferences, analysis of alternatives, effective accommodation of uncertainty in decision-
making, and the relationship between data and knowledge in a digitally-supported
process. The program funds advances in basic design theory, tools, and software to
implement design theory and new design methods that span multiple domains, such as
design for the environment and for manufacturability.

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

Nuclear Physics

Expected Number of Awards:                          0
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $0
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
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Supports research at the frontiers of nuclear science, including: properties and behavior
of nuclei and nuclear matter under extreme conditions, and/or as they relate to
astrophysical phenomena; the quark-gluon basis for the structure and dynamics of nuclear
matter; phase transitions of nuclear matter from normal nuclear density and temperature
to the predicted high-temperature quark-gluon plasma; and basic interactions and
fundamental symmetries. This research involves many venues, including low-energy to
multi-GeV electrons and photons; intermediate-energy light ions; low-energy to
relativistic heavy ions, including radioactive beams; cold and ultra-cold neutrons; as well
as non-accelerator-based experiments.

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

Science of Learning Centers

Expected Number of Awards:                           15
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $250,000
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The Science of Learning Centers program (SLC) offers awards for large-scale, long-term
Centers that create the intellectual, organizational and physical infrastructure needed for
the long-term advancement of Science of Learning research. It supports research that
harnesses and integrates knowledge across multiple disciplines to create a common
groundwork of conceptualization, experimentation and explanation that anchor new lines
of thinking and inquiry towards a deeper understanding of learning. The goals of the
Science of Learning Centers Program are to advance the frontiers of all the sciences of
learning through integrated research; to connect the research to specific scientific,
technological, educational, and workforce challenges; to enable research communities to
capitalize on new opportunities and discoveries; and to respond to new challenges.

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

Behavioral Systems

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

The Behavioral Systems Cluster supports research on the development, function,
mechanisms, and evolutionary history of behavior, with emphasis on a vertically


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integrated understanding of the behavioral phenotype in nature. To foster this integrative
goal, the Cluster specifically encourages projects that seek to understand how
combinations of neural, hormonal, physiological, and developmental mechanisms act
synergistically as a system from which behavior emerges.

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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jul 12, 2009 Back to Table of Contents
Innovation and Organizational Sciences

Expected Number of Awards:                           20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $500,000
Award Floor:                                         $1

The Innovation and Organizational Sciences (IOS) program supports scientific research
directed at advancing understanding of innovation and organizational phenomena. Levels
of analysis may include (but are not limited to) individuals, groups and/or institutional
arrangements. Disciplinary perspectives may include (but are not limited to) organization
theory, organizational behavior, organizational sociology, social and industrial
psychology, public administration, computer and information sciences, complexity
sciences, decision and management sciences.

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

Neural Systems

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

The Neural Systems Cluster focuses on how complex functions arise from
communication among the cellular elements of the nervous system and from interactions
with other physiological systems and the environment. The Cluster encourages a systems
biology approach to understand how emergent neural properties such as robustness,
adaptability and resilience arise in the context of environmental, genetic and evolutionary
influences. Investigations may range over time scales from the physiological to the
evolutionary. Studies may range in complexity from molecular and cellular processes to
the behaviors that emerge from these processes and the feedback that these behaviors
exert on the system.

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

Decision Making Under Uncertainty Collaborative Groups

Expected Number of Awards:                        5
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  $5,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                    $7,500,000
Award Floor:                                      $4,500,000

The Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) collaborative groups competition
offers awards to support teams of researchers who will advance fundamental
understanding of decision making under uncertainty for climate change and related long-
term environmental risks. The focus of these collaborative groups will be to generate
fundamental new knowledge as well as information and tools that decision makers will
find useful to help them incorporate climate change and related long-term environmental
risks in their decision making.

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

Biomedical Engineering

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

The BME program supports fundamental, transformative, and discovery research applied
to biological systems. The BME projects must * Be fundamental, transformative, and
discovery research * Develop novel ideas integrating engineering and life science
principles in solving biomedical problems that serve humanity in the long-term * Focus
on high impact transforming methods and technologies and include ¿ Methods, models
and tools of understanding and controlling of living systems ¿ Fundamental
improvements in deriving information from cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems ¿
New approaches to the design of structures and materials for eventual medical use ¿
Information technology relevant to biotechnology including bioinformatics ¿ New novel
methods of reducing health care costs through new technologies * Emphasize the
advancement of fundamental engineering knowledge, possibly leading to the
development of new methods and technologies in the long-term

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Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities

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

The Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities (RAPD) program supports research that
will lead to the development of new technologies, devices, or software for persons with
disabilities. Research may be supported that is directed to the characterization,
restoration, and/or substitution of human functional ability or cognition, or to the
interaction of persons with disabilities and their environment. Areas of particular recent
interest are disability-related research in neuroscience/neuroengineering and
rehabilitation robotics. Emphasis is placed on significant advancement of fundamental
engineering and scientific knowledge and not on incremental improvements. Proposals
should advance discovery or innovation beyond the frontiers of current knowledge in
disability-related research.

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Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering

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

The Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering (BBBE) program deals with
fundamental problems involved in the processing and manufacturing of products of
economic importance by effectively utilizing renewable resources of biological origin
and bioinformatics originating from genomic and proteomic information. The BBBE
program emphasizes basic engineering and biological research that advances the
fundamental knowledge base that contributes to a better understanding of cellular and
biomolecular processes (in vivo, in vitro, and/or ex vivo) and eventually to the
development of generic enabling technology and practical application.

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Environmental Engineering

Expected Number of Awards:                          0
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $0


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Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The goal of this program is to encourage transformative research which applies scientific
principles to minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges into land, inland and coastal
waters, and air that result from human activity, and to evaluate adverse impacts of these
discharges on human health and environmental quality. The program fosters cutting-edge
research based on fundamental science and four types of engineering tools - -
measurement, analysis, synthesis, and design. Major areas of interest and activity in the
program include: Developing innovative biological, chemical, and physical treatment
processes to remove and degrade pollutants from water and air Measuring, modeling, and
predicting the movement and fate of pollutants in the environment Developing and
evaluating techniques to clean up polluted sites, such as landfills and contaminated
aquifers, restore the quality of polluted water, air, and land resources and rehabilitate
degraded ecosystems.

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Chemical and Biological Separations

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

The Chemical and Biological Separations (CBS) program supports fundamental research
on novel methods and materials for separation processes. These processes are central to
the chemical, biochemical, materials, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. A
fundamental understanding of the interfacial, transport, and thermodynamic behavior of
multiphase chemical systems as well as quantitative descriptions of processing
characteristics in the process-oriented industries is critical for efficient resource
management and effective environmental protection. The program encourages proposals
that address emerging research areas and technologies, have a high degree of
interdisciplinary thought coupled with knowledge creation, and integrate education and
research. Areas of emphasis include separation of biological molecules and separations
that lead to environmentally benign processing.

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Particulate and Multiphase Processes

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Estimated Total Program Funding:                    $0
Award Ceiling:                                      Not available
Award Floor:                                        Not available

The Particulate and Multiphase Processes program supports fundamental and applied
research on mechanisms and phenomena governing particulate and multiphase processes,
including granular and granular-fluid flows, particle/bubble/droplet interactions, aerosol
science and technology, suspensions, micro- and nano-structured fluids, self- and
directed-assembly of nanostructures involving particulates, and related instrumentation
and diagnostics.?? Innovative research is sought that contributes to improving the basic
understanding, design, predictability, efficiency, and control of particulate and
multiphase processes with particular emphasis on: new frontiers in nanotechnology,
novel manufacturing techniques, nano-metrology, multiphase transport in biological
systems, environmental sustainability, critical infrastructure systems, and complex
engineering systems.

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Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics

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

The Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics program supports fundamental research
in engineering areas related to: Interfacial phenomena Mass transport phenomena
Solution phase equilibrium thermodynamics Currently, emphasis is placed on molecular
engineering approaches at interfaces, especially as applied to the processing of soft
materials. Molecules at interfaces with functional interfacial properties are of special
interest. These interfacial molecules may have biomolecular functions at the micro and
nanoscale Interfacial materials are generally formed through molecular self-directed, -
templated, and/or -assembly, and they are driven primarily by thermodynamic
intermolecular forces. In some cases, these interfacial processes may also be
supplemented by weak chemical reactions. Complex mathematical simulations of
molecular systems are often used in molecular design of interfaces, if possible, in
conjunction with experimental comparisons.

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

The Combustion, Fire, and Plasma Systems program supports fundamental research and
education on the title subjects. Among the broader societal impacts of the program are
cleaner global and local environments, enhanced public safety, improved energy and
homeland security, and more efficient manufacturing. This program is not an applied
research program, but rather it provides broad, basic knowledge that can be used by
others in development of systems for combustion and plasma applications and for
mitigating the effects of fire. ??Broad-based tools - - computational, experimental, or
diagnostic - - that can be applied to a variety of problems in combustion, fires, and/or
plasmas are major products of this endeavor. Areas of interest include: Gas, liquid, and
solid combustion in premixed, non-premixed, partially premixed, or flow reactor
configurations Laminar and turbulent combustion over a range of temperatures and
pressures and length scales Structure and dynamics of flames and plasmas.

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Thermal Transport Processes

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

The Thermal Transport Processes program supports engineering research aimed at
gaining a basic understanding of the microscopic and macroscopic levels of thermal
transport phenomena (heat and mass transfer) underlying energy conversion and
conservation, the synthesis and processing of materials, cooling and heating of
infrastructure and equipment, the interaction of industrial processes with the
environment, the propulsion of air and land-based vehicles, and thermal phenomena in
biological and environmental systems. The program supports fundamental research and
engineering education in transport processes that are driven by thermal gradients, and
their manipulation to achieve engineering goals. This engineering science forms an
important part of the intellectual infrastructure of a wide array of modern
technologies.Basic research in convection heat and mass transfer with and without phase
change, heat and mass transfer at nano- and molecular scales, radiative transport, and the
fundamental characterization of material properties important to these processes are
especially relevant to this program.

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

Process and Reaction Engineering

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

The Process and Reaction Engineering program supports fundamental and applied
research on: Rates and mechanisms of important classes of catalyzed and uncatalyzed
chemical reactions as they relate to the design, production, and application of catalysts,
chemical processes, biochemical processes, and specialized materials Chemical and
biochemical phenomena occurring at or near solid surfaces and interfaces
Electrochemical and photochemical processes of engineering significance or with
commercial potential Design and optimization of complex chemical and biochemical
processes Dynamic modeling and control of process systems and individual process units
Reactive processing of polymers, ceramics, and thin films Interactions between chemical
reactions and transport processes in reactive systems, and the use of this information in
the design of complex chemical and biochemical reactors The Process and Reaction
Engineering program funds research in: chemical and biochemical reaction engineering,
process design and control, and reactive polymer processing.

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Gravitational Physics

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

Emphasizes the theory of strong gravitational fields and their application to astrophysics
and cosmology, computer simulations of strong and gravitational fields, and gravitational
radiation; and construction of a quantum theory of gravity. The program oversees the
management of the construction, commissioning, and operation of the Laser
Interferometer Gravity Wave Observatory (LIGO), and provides support for LIGO users
and other experimental investigations in gravitational physics and related areas.

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Applied Mathematics

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

Supports mathematics research motivated by or having an effect on problems arising in
science and engineering. Mathematical merit and novelty, as well as breadth and quality
of impact on applications, are important factors. Proposals to develop critical
mathematical techniques from individual investigators as well as interdisciplinary teams
are encouraged.

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

Elementary Particle Physics

Expected Number of Awards:                         20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $50,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     Not available
Award Floor:                                       $300,000

At the NSF, particle physics is supported by three programs within the Division of
Physics: (1), the Theory program which includes fundamental research on the forces of
nature and the early history of the universe as well as support for the experimental
program by providing guidance and analysis for high energy experiments; (2), the
Elementary Particle Physics (EPP) program which supports particle physics at
accelerators, and (3) the Particle Nuclear Astrophysics (PNA) program which supports
non- accelerator experiments. The EPP program supports, for example, accelerator
experiments at the Tevatron at Fermilab, and in the near future, collider experiments
utilizing the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics

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




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The Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics program encompasses four sub-areas of this
broad discipline: Precision Measurements, Atomic and Molecular Dynamics, Atomic and
Molecular Structure, and Optical Physics. Research supported in the first three sub-areas
includes activities in quantum control, cooling and trapping of atoms and ions, low-
temperature collision dynamics, the collective behavior of atoms in weakly interacting
gases (Bose-Einstein Condensates and dilute Fermi degenerate systems), precision
measurements of fundamental constants, and the effects of electron correlation on
structure and dynamics. In Optical Physics, support is provided in areas such as nonlinear
response of isolated atoms to intense, ultra-short electromagnetic fields, the atom-cavity
interaction at high fields, and quantum properties of the electromagnetic field.

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Ocean Drilling

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

IODP Operations The IODP scientific objectives require a heavy vessel for drilling deep
sedimentary and crustal holes; a lighter vessel to provide widely distributed arrays of
high resolution cores to address climate, environmental, and observatory objectives; and
occasional use of drilling platforms, called Mission Specific Platforms (MSP) for the
Arctic and shallow water projects which can't be undertaken from the two primary IODP
vessels. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of
Japan has secured funding of approximately $500 million and is completing construction
of the heavy drillship to address deep drilling objectives in the new program. Their
vessel, the Chikyu (Earth), was launched in January 2002, will undergo outfitting and
testing in 2003-2006, and will be available for IODP operations in 2007. The Center for
Deep Earth Exploration of the Independent Administrative Institution, Japan Agency for
Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will operate the vessel for IODP.
The light drillship will be provided by the US and will be operated by the JOI Alliance.
During Phase 1 (2004 and part of 2005) the drillship will be the Joides Resolution, and in
Phase 2 (beginning in 2006) an extensively converted and more capable vessel will be
deployed.

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Theoretical Physics

Expected Number of Awards:                          0


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Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $0
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

Supports the development of qualitative and quantitative understanding of fundamental
physical systems, ranging from the most elementary constituents of matter through nuclei
and atoms to astrophysical objects and the cosmos. This includes formulating new
approaches for theoretical, computational, and experimental research that explore the
fundamental laws of physics and the behavior of physical systems; formulating
quantitative hypotheses; exploring and analyzing the implications of such hypotheses
analytically and computationally; and, in some cases, interpreting the results of
experiments. Support is given for research and conferences in the following categories:
elementary particle physics; nuclear physics; atomic, molecular, optical, and plasma
physics; astrophysics and cosmology; gravitational physics, and a broad spectrum of
topics in mathematical physics, described below. The effort also includes a considerable
number of interdisciplinary grants.In addition, the program supports infrastructure
activities such as short- and long-term visitor programs, workshops, and research centers
involving the participation of external scientists from universities, national laboratories,
and industry, as well as graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Information for
Principal Investigators The categories listed below have separate Program Directors.

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Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure

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

The primary purpose of the Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure Program
(STCI) is to support work leading to the development and/or demonstration of innovative
cyberinfrastructure services for science and engineering research and education that fill
gaps left by more targeted funding opportunities. In addition, it will consider highly
innovative cyberinfrastructure education, outreach and training proposals that lie outside
the scope of targeted solicitations. The National Science Foundation provides a number
of targeted funding opportunities for the development of cyberinfrastructure, for the
provision of cyberinfrastructure services, and for related education, outreach and training.

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Physiological and Structural Systems

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

The Physiological and Structural Systems Cluster supports research aimed at furthering
the understanding of organisms as integrated units of biological organization. The Cluster
considers proposals focused on interacting physiological and structural systems, their
environmental and evolutionary contexts, and how these components are constrained by
their integration into the whole organism. Projects that use systems approaches to
understand why particular patterns of architecture and regulatory control have emerged as
general organismal properties are particularly encouraged. Understanding how and why
emergent organismal properties such as robustness, adaptability and resilience arise in the
context of environmental, genetic, biochemical and morphological variation are of
interest. The Cluster encourages model building to augment traditional experimental
approaches in order to guide research on complex functional networks.

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

.Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics

Expected Number of Awards:                           60
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $15,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $2,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $50,000

The particle and nuclear astrophysics program supports university research in many areas
of particle astrophysics and nuclear astrophysics, including the study of ultra high energy
particles reaching Earth from beyond our atmosphere and experiments or research and
design projects for underground facilities. Currently supported activities are: ultra high
energy cosmic-ray and gamma-ray studies, the study of gamma-ray bursts, solar,
underground and reactor neutrino physics, searches for the direct detection of Dark
Matter and searches for neutrino-less double beta decay. Funding is also provided for
accelerator-based nuclear astrophysics studies of stellar processes, nucleosynthesis, and
processes related to cosmology and the early universe.

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

This program (PIF) is intended to provide support for physics proposals in three subareas:
1) computational physics, 2) information intensive physics, and 3) quantum information
science and revolutionary computing. The computational physics subarea focuses on
computational problems in physics requiring significant long-term code development,
and/or medium to large collaboratories involving physicists or physicists interacting with
applied mathematicians and computer scientists. Priority will be given to proposals which
1) advance computational capabilities crossing intellectual boundaries in physics, 2)
result in dramatic new computational advances within a specific sub-area of physics or 3)
provide generally useful software tools for the physics commu nity. Information intensive
physics seeks proposals to develop rapid, secure and efficient access to physics data
stores rising from Petabytes (today) to Exabytes (in 10 years) via heterogeneous and
distributed computing resources and networks of varying capability and reliability and to
develop internally consistent approaches to the usage of common resources required in
the multiple collaborations and serving virtual science organizations on a global scale.
Priority will be given to proposals which 1) develop tools which can serve a broad
community within physics or reach out to other communities in need of rapid, secure
access to large data stores or 2) which bring dramatic new capabilities to a specific sub-
area of physics.

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

Integrative, Hybrid & Complex Systems

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

The Integrative, Hybrid and Complex Systems (IHCS) program intends to spur visionary
systems-oriented activities in collaborative research and education environments for
multidisciplinary integrative activities. IHCS supports innovative research in micro and
nano systems, communication systems, and cyber systems that integrate physical devices
and components with computational intelligence and networks. The goal is to design,
develop and implement new nano/micro/macro complex and hybrid systems with
engineering solutions for a variety of domain-specific applications in healthcare,
environment, communications, disaster mitigation, homeland security, transportation,
manufacturing, and other systems-related areas. IHCS also supports integration
technologies at both the intra-and inter-chip levels that target new and advanced radio




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frequency (RF), millimeter wave and optical wireless and hybrid communication systems
architectures as well as sensing and imaging at terahertz frequencies.

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Electronics, Photonics & Device Technologies

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

The Electronics, Photonics and Device Technologies (EPDT) program seeks to improve
the fundamental understanding of devices and components based on the principles of
micro and nano electronics, photonics, magnetics, organics, electro-optics,
electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. The program
enables discovery and innovation advancing the frontiers of spin electronics, molecular
electronics, bioelectronics, nonsilicon electronics, flexible electronics, optoelectronics,
microwave photonics, micro/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), sensors
and actuators, power electronics, and mixed signal devices. EPDT supports related topics
in quantum engineering and novel electromagnetic materials-based high frequency device
solutions, radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits, and reconfigurable antennas needed
for communications, telemedicine, and other wireless applications.

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Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories

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

The Systematic Biology Program supports the scientific study of biological diversity and
phylogeny, for all groups of organisms and for all habitats on Earth, including marine
environments. Activities include the discovery and description of species, the
organization of taxonomic information into hierarchical predictive classifications
associated with efficient, reliable identification keys, and the analysis of evolutionary and
biogeographic relationships among groups of species and across the tree of life. This
program also supports revisionary and monographic research on species that fully utilize
modern information technology at all stages from data capture and analysis to electronic
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Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jul 09, 2009    Back to Table of Contents

Algebra, Number Theory, and Combinatorics

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

Supports research in algebra, including algebraic structures, general algebra, and linear
algebra; number theory, including algebraic, analytic number theory, arithmetic
geometry, quadratic forms, and automorphic forms; combinatorics, including graph
theory; and algebraic geometry.

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

Analysis

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

The Analysis Program supports basic research in that area of mathematics whose roots
can be traced to the calculus of Newton and Leibniz. Given its centuries-old ties to
physics, analysis has influenced developments from Newton's mechanics to quantum
mechanics and from Fourier's study of heat conduction to Maxwell's equations of
electromagnetism to Witten's theory of supersymmetry. More generally, research
supported by Analysis provides the theoretical underpinning for the majority of
applications of the mathematical sciences to other scientific disciplines. Current areas of
significant activity include: nonlinear partial differential equations; dynamical systems
and ergodic theory; real, complex and harmonic analysis; operator theory and algebras of
operators on Hilbert space; mathematical physics; and representation theory of Lie
groups/algebras.

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Topology

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

Supports research on algebraic topology, including homotopy theory, ordinary and
extraordinary homology and cohomology, cobordism theory, and K-theory; topological
manifolds and cell complexes, fiberings, knots, and links; differential topology and
actions of groups of transformations; geometric group theory; and general topology and
continua theory.

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Foundations

Expected Number of Awards:                           30
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $2,300,000
Award Ceiling:                                       Not available
Award Floor:                                         Not available

The program in Foundations supports research in mathematical logic and the foundations
of mathematics, including proof theory, recursion theory, model theory, set theory, and
infinitary combinatorics.

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Instrumentation for Materials Research - Major Instrumentation Projects

Expected Number of Awards:                            3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $2,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $1,000,000

The Instrumentation for Materials Research - Major Instrumentation Project (IMR-MIP)
program in the Division of Materials Research provides support for the design and
construction of major instruments costing more than $4 million but less than $20 million.
The program also supports the development of detailed conceptual and engineering
design for new tools for materials preparation or characterization at major user facilities.
Such instruments may include, for example, neutron beam lines, synchrotron beam lines,


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and high field magnets, as well as development of detectors and preparation
environments necessary to support materials research. The program supports two types of
awards: Conceptual and Engineering Design (CED) awards and Construction (CNST)
awards. A CED award will enable the proposer to do the necessary engineering design of
the instrument.

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

Improvements to Biological Research Collections

Expected Number of Awards:                            15
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $6,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        Not available
Award Floor:                                          Not available

The Improvements to Biological Research Collections Program provides funds for
improvements to network, secure, and organize established natural history collections for
sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research
community. The BRC program is encouraging collaborative proposals to network
collections on regional and continental scales. The BRC program also provides for
enhancements to existing collections to improve collections, computerize specimen-
related data, develop better methods of specimen curation and collection management
through activities such as symposia and workshops. Biological collections supported
include those housing natural history specimens and jointly curated collections such as
preserved tissues and other physical samples, e.g. DNA libraries and digital images. Such
collections provide the materials necessary for research across broad areas of biological
sciences.

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

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs

Expected Number of Awards:                             160
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $90,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $3,000,000
Award Floor:                                          $50,000

CISE Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research
and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The
Algorithmic Foundations program; The Communications and Information Foundations
program; and The Software and Hardware Foundations program. Proposers are invited to
submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows: Small Projects -


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up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects - $500,001
to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects -
$1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years

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Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs

Expected Number of Awards:                           200
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $90,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $3,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $50,000

The Human-Centered Computing program;The Information Integration and Informatics
program; andThe Robust Intelligence program.IIS is also responsible for managing the
review process for proposals in computer graphics and visualization; these proposals may
be submitted to any of the three core programs described above.Proposers are invited to
submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:Small Projects -
up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;Medium Projects - $500,001
to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; andLarge Projects -
$1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years

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CISE Cross-Cutting Programs: FY 2010

Expected Number of Awards:                           120
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $85,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $3,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $50,000

The cross-cutting programs for FY 2010 are:Data-intensive Computing;Network Science
and Engineering; andTrustworthy Computing.The full descriptions of these programs can
be found in the II. Program Description section of this solicitation.CISE expects that over
time, these cross-cutting programs will evolve or be absorbed into the core programs, and
that new cross-cutting programs will be introduced.

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 21.USAID - US Agency for International Development

NEW BURKINA FASO BRIGHT II PHASE II PROJECT - PRIMARY
EDUCATION

Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $22,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $22,500,000
Award Floor:                                          $22,500,000

The United States Agency for International Development, West Africa Regional Mission
(USAID/WA) is seeking applications from qualified organizations to implement a program in
support of Primary Education in Burkina Faso.

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

NEW PREPARE (Pandemic Preparedness)

Expected Number of Awards:                    10
Estimated Total Program Funding:              $6,650,447
Award Ceiling:                                $6,650,447
Award Floor:                                  $6,650,447

USAID is launching a coordinated and comprehensive program designed to minimize the
impact of specific newly emergent diseases of animal origin, which pose a significant
threat to human health and development. This program must be managed by the USAID
Avian and Pandemic Influenza Unit. USAID will work closely with international, host
governments, USG, and private sector entities to coordinate activities and ensure that
USAID‘s involvement is consistent with that of the global health community.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jun 04, 2009 Back to Table of Contents


NEW Support Services for Vulnerable Populations

Expected Number of Awards:                    1
Estimated Total Program Funding:              $63,000,000
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking
applications for an Assistance Agreement for funding a program for the implementation


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of ―the Support Services for Vulnerable Populations‖ Program in Rwanda. The main
objective is to reduce the risk and impact of HIV/AIDS and other health conditions on
most vulnerable populations in Rwanda, especially people living with HIV/AIDS
(PLHA), orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their families.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jun 16, 2009 Back to Table of Contents




NEW Legal Support for Civil Society in Central Asian Republics

Expected Number of Awards: 1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,500,000
Award Ceiling: $3,500,000
Award Floor: $3,000,000

The purpose of this notice to solicit an application for a three year program that will
provide region-wide legal and regulatory support for civil society organizations (CSOs)
in Central Asia. Specifically, USAID is seeking assistance to support the following goals:
Support the development/implementation of enabling CSO legislation and avoid passage
of restrictive legislation • Increase the capacity of indigenous lawyers to assist CSOs •
Promote public discussion of legal and policy issues related to civil society and CSOs

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:       Jun 05, 2009 Back to the Table of Contents

ODP 2009 Annual Program Statement

Expected Number of Awards:                          Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                    Not Available
Award Ceiling:                                      $10,000,000
Award Floor:                                        $50,000

USAID Administrator Henrietta H. Fore has challenged USAID missions and bureaus to
triple the resources we leverage through Global Development Alliances. To achieve this
goal, USAID seeks to expand its use of more strategic alliances with the private sector in
order to further increase sustainable development impact and foster increased private
sector-led growth in the developing world. Our objective is not aimed necessarily at
increasing the number of alliances. Rather we seek to increase the overall strategic value
of our alliances for fostering sustainable development in the developing world.
More Information Available here

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




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Long-Lasting Insecticide-Treated Nets (LLINs) RFA

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

The activity outlined in this RFA is aligned with USAID‘s Foreign Assistance
Framework and will contribute to the Health Program Area of the Investing in People
Objective. As such, the project in its entirety will support the Malaria Program Element,
Sub-Element: 3.1.3.2, ―Insecticide-Treated Nets to Prevent Malaria‖. It is anticipated that
PMI-designated priority countries will be a significant source of mission buy-in and
funding for this agreement. However, any USAID operating unit (field missions, bureaus,
etc) with malaria control programs will be encouraged to participate in this activity. The
new award will build on previous and on-going USG investments, including those made
under the PMI, the NetMark Project, as well as investments by other partners.

More information available here

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

APS for Sustainable Horticulture and Endangered Ecosystem

Expected Number of Awards:                           3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $15,460,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $5,600,000
Award Floor:                                         $1,900,000

The purpose of this Annual Program Statement (APS) is to disseminate information about
USAID/Tanzania‘s Foreign Assistance Framework, Objective: Economic Growth (EG),
and to provide prospective grantees with an opportunity to develop and submit
applications for a maximum of 4-year funding.

More information available here

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

Package for Improving Education Quality

Expected Number of Awards:                           3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $40,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $40,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $0



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This Package for Improving Education Quality (PIEQ) project aims to train a core group
of at least 120 members (40 per province, plus staff from the national government)
composed of teachers, headmasters, pedagogical advisors and inspectors and key
technical staff from the Ministry of Education (MEPSP); at least half of this core group
will be teachers.

More information available here

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

Package for Improving Education Quality

Expected Number of Awards:                           3
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $40,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $40,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

This Package for Improving Education Quality (PIEQ) project aims to train a core group
of at least 120 members (40 per province, plus staff from the national government)
composed of teachers, headmasters, pedagogical advisors and inspectors and key
technical staff from the Ministry of Education (MEPSP); at least half of this core group
will be teachers.

More information available here

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

Building Sustainable Elections Management in Liberia

Expected Number of Awards:                           1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $17,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $17,500,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

The purpose of this program description (PD) is to define the parameters of a five year,
election support program for USAID/Liberia. The objective is to provide timely support
through technical assistance and some material support to assist Liberia‘s National
Elections Commission (NEC) to conduct specific electoral exercises that are vital to the
continued democratic transition underway in Liberia. These exercises include
constituency boundary delimitation, design a revised voter registration system, holding a
national referendum to amend the Constitution, and support holding local elections. In
addition to these exercises, the program description also calls for capacity building
training for the entire NEC, including for temporary staff hired to assist with the conduct
of electoral events, such as by-elections, as needed. Finally, the PD requires a program of
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Liberians about some important new changes in the election landscape as a result of these
exercises.

More information available here

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

Legal Support for Civil Society in Central Asian Republics

Expected Number of Awards:                           1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $3,500,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $3,500,000
Award Floor:                                         $3,000,000

The purpose of this notice to solicit an application for a three year program that will
provide region-wide legal and regulatory support for civil society organizations (CSOs)
in Central Asia. Specifically, USAID is seeking assistance to support the following goals:
• Support the development/implementation of enabling CSO legislation and avoid
passage of restrictive legislation • Increase the capacity of indigenous lawyers to assist
CSOs • Promote public discussion of legal and policy issues related to civil society and
CSOs

More information available here

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

USAID/DCHA/CMM ANNUAL PROGRAM STATEMENT FOR
CONFLICT MITIGATION AND RECONCILIATION PROGRAMS
AND ACTIVITIES

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     Not available
Award Ceiling:                                       $25,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

The United States Government (USG), as represented by the U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian
Assistance (DCHA), Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM), invites
applications for funding from qualified U.S. and non-U.S., non-profit or for-profit non-
Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and International Organizations (PIO or IO) to
carry out activities that mitigate conflict and promote reconciliation by bringing together
individuals of different ethnic, religious or political backgrounds from areas of civil
conflict and war in the countries listed in the APS. USAID anticipates that approximately
US$25,000,000 will be available to support the program(s) or activity(ies) described
herein, although final funding levels will depend on content, quality, number of
applications received, needs, availability of funding, and competing priorities. USAID


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will not consider any applications below a minimum amount of US$100,000 or above a
maximum amount of US$600,000 except for applications for West Bank/Gaza and Israel,
for which a maximum amount of $1,000,000 may be requested.

More information available here

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

Ghana Focus Region Health Project

Expected Number of Awards:                        Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  Not available
Award Ceiling:                                    $40,000,000
Award Floor:                                      $40,000,000

The Focus Region Health Project is intended to increase access, quality, and use of
family planning and maternal, newborn and child health services and improve regional,
district and community management and systems in three focus regions. These regions
are Greater Accra, Central, and Western. The Recipient will be expected to collaborate
with other implementing partners to support the integration of activities from other
USAID/Ghana program components when relevant to the focus regions, including
malaria prevention and case management, HIV/AIDS prevention, and water and
sanitation activities. The Recipient is expected to enable regional and district health
teams to engage a range of NGOs, the private sector, and community and elected leaders
in a joint effort to support improved health programs and outcomes.

More information available here

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

Ghana Behavior Change Support Project

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

The Ghana Behavior Change Support Project is intended to foster positive health
practices in households and communities and support changes in cultural norms that will
reinforce and maintain these practices. The Recipient will provide a range of
communications support for the behavior changes needed to improve health in the
priority technical areas of reproductive health/maternal and child health, malaria,
HIV/AIDS, and water/sanitation and other infectious diseases, maximizing the use of
relevant approaches, materials and media products already developed and used
successfully in Ghana. To implement the key components of this project, the Recipient
will need to work in close partnership with the Government of Ghana, other USAID


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implementing partners, non-governmental organizations, community and elected leaders,
faith-based organizations, and various other local partners.

More information available here

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

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program in Ethiopia

Expected Number of Awards:                         1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                   $4,000,000
Award Ceiling:                                     $4,000,000
Award Floor:                                       $4,000,000

USAID/Ethiopia Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program will operate within
the Investing in People objective. The Program will contribute to improving health by
increasing access to safe drinking water and improving sanitation and hygiene practices,
in accordance with USAID guidance on the use of Global Health/Child Survival Funds.

More information available here

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

 22.USDA - Department of Agriculture


NEW Rural Housing Preservation Grants

Expected Number of Awards:                  160
Estimated Total Program Funding:            $10,088,166
Award Ceiling:                              $100,000
Award Floor:                                $0

The Rural Housing Service (RHS) announces that it is soliciting applications under its
Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. The HPG program is a grant program which
provides qualified public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, which may include
but not be limited to Faith-Based and Community Organizations, and other eligible
entities grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and
rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the HPG program assists rental
property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their
units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:      Jul 10, 2009 Back to the Table of Contents




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NEW Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants
Program

Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $190,000,000
Award Ceiling: $4,000,000
Award Floor: $0

AFRI is a new competitive grant program to provide funding for fundamental and applied
research, extension, and education to address food and agricultural sciences. While AFRI
covers an equally broad scope of topics and will support many of the grant types offered
by the former National Research Initiative (NRI), the new authority allows greater
flexibility in the types of projects funded to include: single function projects in research,
education and extension, and integrated research, education and/or extension awards.
AFRI is the new core competitive grant program for research, education, and extension.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:        Jul 30, 2009    Back to Table of Contents

U. S. FOREST SERVICE: URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY
NATIONAL CHALLEGE COST-SHARE GRANT PROGAM-2009
Special Focus Grant: Storm Event Protocol

Expected Number of Awards:                            1
Estimated Total Program Funding:                      $50,000
Award Ceiling:                                        $50,000
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

More information available here

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

CONSERVATION               INNOVATION              GRANTS          -    FY2009        NEW
HAMPSHIRE

Expected Number of Awards:                            5


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Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $168,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $75,000
Award Floor:                                         $0

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service in New
Hampshire requests applications for Conservation Innovation Grants to stimulate the
development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. For
FY 2009, up to $168,000 is available for the NH State CIG competition. Funds will be
awarded through a statewide competitive grants process. This NH state CIG has six
categories of natural resources concerns and five categories of technology needs for
possible funding. The natural resources categories are: water resources, soil resources,
atmospheric resources, grazing lands and forest health, wildlife habitat, and market-based
approaches. The technology categories are: improved on-farm energy efficiency, water
management, improved nutrient management to improve water quality, air quality, and
conservation technology transfer to targeted groups of farmers and ranchers. Applications
will only be accepted from entities in NH for projects that will take place in the state of
NH.

More information available here

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

Rural Business Enterprise Grant Programs (RBEG)

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

In addition to meeting the requirements of the RBEG program, applicants must also
comply with applicable provisions of the ARRA and any related regulations and
guidance. For non-construction projects, this will include ARRA reporting requirements.
For construction projects, this will include the ARRA reporting requirements as well as
the Davis-Bacon and "Buy America" requirements

More information available here

Current Closing Date for Applications:               Rolling application deadlines
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1890 Facilities Grant Program

Expected Number of Awards:                           20
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $17,280,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,408,428
Award Floor:                                         $678,011




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The 1890 Facilities Grants Program provides funds for the acquisition and improvement
of agricultural and food sciences facilities and equipment, including libraries, so that the
1890 land-grant institutions, Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University,
may participate fully in the production of human capital in the food and agricultural
sciences.

More information available here

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

Recovery Act WIC EBT Expansion

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

In this funding opportunity we will provide ARRA funding to State agencies that have
existing cooperative agreements with FNS for electronic benefits transfer (EBT) projects
as follows: • Current WIC State agencies that are implementing EBT that demonstrate a
need for additional funds for development, implementation and evaluation of their
projects, to include agencies that have reached statewide EBT implementation. Funds
may be used for activities related to implementation of an electronic cash value voucher
(CVV) to be in compliance with the new food package regulation. Eligible State agencies
include: Chickasaw Nation, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, and
Wyoming. • Current WIC State agencies that are in various stages of EBT planning that
were not fully funded at the time of initial award or to cover a shortfall in project funds.
Funds may be used to conduct feasibility studies and paper cost analyses, hire a planning
contractor, or undertake other beneficial planning activities.

More information available here

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

Recovery Act New SAM and EBT Grant

Expected Number of Awards:                        Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                  Not available
Award Ceiling:                                    Not available
 Award Floor:                                     Not available
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service is announcing the
availability of funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
(Recovery Act). The ARRA provides a total of $100 million to be used by WIC State
agencies to establish, improve or administer management information systems (MIS) for
WIC, to include changes necessary to meet new legislative or regulatory requirements. In
this funding opportunity we will provide ARRA funding to new projects for: 1)


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implementation of new State Agency Model (SAM) transfers; 2) new EBT planning
grants; and 3) new EBT implementation grants for those WIC State agencies that have
completed or nearly completed EBT planning activities.

More information available here

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

Recovery Act Other WIC/MIS Projects

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

The ARRA provides a total of $100 million to be used by WIC State agencies to
establish, improve or administer management information systems (MIS) for WIC, to
include changes necessary to meet new legislative or regulatory requirements. In this
funding opportunity we will provide ARRA funding for other WIC/MIS projects that
may include, in priority order, but are not necessarily limited to: • MIS
enhancements/software changes for implementation of the new food package
requirements, to include monthly reporting changes; • MIS modifications to incorporate
EBT readiness functionality and UPC database usage; • Planning costs to assess new MIS
needs, conduct alternatives analysis, etc. • New MIS development/transfers that are
outside the SAM project • FY 2009 technology equipment purchases as outlined in the
State agency‘s approved hardware replacement plan (FY 2010 hardware replacement
needs may also be funded, but at a lower priority); • Upgrades to technology such as
conversion of current system to a web-based system, improving bandwidth or other data
transmission lines, etc.; • MIS modifications and enhancements needed to comply with
Program requirements and/or improve Program management and reporting capabilities
(examples include Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA), improved vendor
compliance and review reporting systems, upgrades to funding and participation
reporting and forecasting tools, etc.); • Other MIS modifications that improve
communication and access to services (examples include automated participant reminder
systems, video teleconferencing, geographic information systems, interactive training
equipment, voicemail systems, etc.); • Projects that impact multiple State agencies that
can take advantage of joint procurement strategies and economies of scale; and • Other
information technology (IT) investments that improve infrastructure, promote efficiencies
at the clinic and State level, reporting enhancements, and projects that support WIC‘s
overall technology plan.

More information available here

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




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Rural Development Rural Utilities Community Connect Grant Program

Expected Number of Awards:                           Not available
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $13,406,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $1,000,000
Award Floor:                                         $50,000

The Community-Oriented Connectivity Broadband Grant Program is designed to provide
financial assistance to furnish broadband service in rural, economically-challenged
communities where such service does not currently exist. Grant funds may be utilized to
deploy broadband transmission service to critical community facilities, rural residents,
and rural businesses and to construct, acquire, or expand, equip, and operate a community
center that provides free access to broadband services to community residents for at least
two years.

More information available here

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

National Coooperative Soil Survey (NCSS)

Expected Number of Awards:                           6
Estimated Total Program Funding:                     $135,000
Award Ceiling:                                       $0
Award Floor:                                         $0

The National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) is a nationwide partnership of federal,
regional, state and local agencies; and private entities and institutions. This partnership
works together to cooperatively investigate, inventory, document, classify, interpret,
disseminate, and publish information about soils of the United States and its trust
territories and commonwealths. Two of the NCSS core missions are to make an inventory
of the soil resources of the United States, and making it available in a useful form. This
cooperative agreement will enable NRCS to accelerate the initial inventory of soils in
Maine, and contribute to the seamless, high quality digital soil survey of the country.

More information available here
Current Closing Date for Applications:               Jun 01, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

  23.USDOT - US Department of the Treasury
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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.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:             Aug 15, 2009 Back to Table of Contents

  25.CNCS – Corporation for National and Community Service
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  26.SSA-Social Security Administration

Retirement Research Consortium

Expected Number of Awards:                 3
Estimated Total Program Funding:           $7,500,000
Award Ceiling:                             $2,750,000
Award Floor:

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announces the availability of cooperative
agreement funds to continue for twelve months, existing Retirement Research
Consortium (RRC) projects, whose current Budget Period ends September 29, 2009.
These cooperative agreements are authorized under section 1110 of the Social Security
Act, to continuat to serve as a national resource fostering high quality research,
communication, and education on matters related to retirement policy.

More Information Available Here
Current Closing Date for Applications:     Jun 30, 2009 Back to the Table of Contents




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