Date Due: 09/12/17
Amount: $180,000 to $200,000
Summary: The World Resources Institute (WRI) has stated that investing in natural infrastructure, such as forested watersheds, can reduce or avoid built infrastructure costs, and enhance water services and security as part of an integrated system to cost-effectively deliver safe water. Forested watershed management is an important function of some water utilities to manage both the quality and quantity of source waters, helping to regulate water flow, control flood waters, improve water quality, and regulate water temperature. Investment in forested watersheds (land purchase, land management, other) represents an integrated approach to water resource management.
Keywords: water, forests, watershed
Date Due: 02/20/18, 3rd Tuesday in February annually thereafter
Amount: $3 million in program, anticipate 10 to 20 awards in the program
Summary: The Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for analysis of large spatiotemporal datasets with application to quantitative models of human dynamics. The program is a partnership between the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
Keywords: threat, algorithm, human dynamics
Solicitation number: 17-510
~02/20/18, 3rd Tuesday in February annually thereafter
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17510/nsf17510.htm
Date Due: 11/07/18, 11/06/19
Amount: various from $150,000 for one year to up to $5M for up to 5 years
Summary: The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments for public and professional audiences; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants (National Resource Council, 2012). To achieve the greatest return on its investments, the AISL program encourages projects that will “raise the bar” in the fields of informal STEM education. It invests in projects that advance the leading edge of the field and address its most critical challenges
Keywords: STEM, education, innovation
Solicitation number: 17-573
Limitations: Individual and instituiton can be lead on no more than 3 proposals
Date Due: 08/15/17, third Tuesday in August thereafter
Amount: $250,000 for up to 3 years
Summary: The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program.
Keywords: education, research, students
Limitations: One per year per PI or co-PI including international REU submissions
Solicitation number: 12-551
Date Due: 06/06/18 (for projects beginning December 2018; updated guidelines will be posted at least two months in advance of the deadline)
Amount: $30,000 (Discovery), $100,000 (Prototyping), $400,000 (Production)
Summary: Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. Digital platforms—such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments—can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project.
Keywords: humanities, innovation
~Amount is $30,000 (Discovery), $100,000 (Prototyping), $400,000 (Production)
~Due date will have updated guidelines posted at least two months in advance of this deadline
Date Due: 10/16/17, annually thereafter
Amount: $300,000 over 2 years
Summary: The MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science program will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and invasive species and regional to continental scales as well as planning, training, and development activities to enable groups to conduct MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science research.
- Category 1: Early Career Awards (ECA). Awards to early career scientists employing innovative and creative approaches to advance understanding of regional to continental scale processes and cross-scale interactions. Limited to $300,000 over two years.
- Category 2: Full Research Awards (FRA). Awards to support MacroSystems Biology Research or Innovative Training to conduct MacroSystems research. Up to 5 years duration.
- Category 3: Early NEON Science Awards (ENSA). Grants that 1) use or leverage NEON data and/or NEON samples/specimens to address innovative ecological and other biological questions, and/or 2) develop analytic or computational tools that enhance the use and value of NEON data. Up to 5 years.
Notes: Two new proposal categories were added this year: Early Career Awards (MSB-ECA) and Early NEON Science Awards (MSB-ENSA)
Keywords: biology, climate change, land use
Limitations: Early Career Awards: Individuals must be Assistant Professor at time of proposal submission; must hold a doctorate by the deadline date and be untenured until 10/1 following the deadline.
Solicitation number: 16-521
~Due date is 10/16/17, 3rd Monday in October annually thereafter
Date Due: 01/23/18 (prelim); 08/02/18 (full, by invitation)
Amount: $200,000 (small)
Summary: DEB supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems with emphases across evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles.
Keywords: biology, environment, biodiversity
Solicitation number: 17-512
~Amount is small grants: <$200,000; larger grants see REU or LTREB
~Due date is 01/23/18 (preliminary, required) annually thereafter; 08/02/18 (full, by invitation) annually thereafter
Date Due: 09/05/17, annually thereafter; 02/02/18, annually thereafter
Summary: SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research communities.
Solicitation number: PD 11-8031