$0 to $700K

KR Foundation

Date Due: 08/28/17

Amount: DKK 0.5m to DKK 5m (~$72,000 to $720,000)

Summary: Our economic paradigm does not acknowledge the planetary boundaries, often due to short-term thinking and inadequate pricing of externalities. There is an urgent need to transform the current understanding of how we measure and value growth, and how we relate to and manage natural resources. These questions must be brought into the mainstream of economic and political decision-making as well as into our day-to-day practices and behavior. Thus, the mission of KR Foundation is to help provide answers to, stimulate mind shifts about, and encourage action on, the long-term challenges faced by current and future generations living on a planet with finite resources, fragile ecosystems, and climate change. Program areas are Sustainable Behavior-Catalysts for Change and Sustainable Finance – Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground.

Keywords: climate change, sustainability

URL: http://krfnd.org/

NSF – Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

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

URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17573/nsf17573.htm

NSF – Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs

Date Due: 09/27/17,medium and large, annually thereafter; 11/15/17, small, annually thereafter

Amount: large: $1.2 to $3 million up to 5 years; medium: $500,0001 to $1.2 million up to 4 years; up to $500,000 total budget up to 3 years

Summary: The CSR core supports and sustains progress in the contributing disciplinary areas that underlie computing systems including: distributed systems; pervasive and high-performance computing; operating systems and middleware; design and programming models; and real-time, embedded, and hybrid systems. Highlighted areas include: embedded and real-time systems (ERS), edge computing (EC), extensible distributed Systems (EDS), and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS).

Keywords: information

Solicitation number: PD 17-570

~09/27/17,medium and large, annually thereafter; 11/15/17, small, annually thereafter

URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17570/nsf17570.htm

NSF – Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (DRMS)

Date Due: 01/18/18, annually thereater; 08/18/18, annually thereafter

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs), and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design. The program also supports small grants that are time-critical (Rapid Response Research – RAPID) and small grants that are high-risk and of a potentially transformative nature (Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research – EAGER).

Keywords: decision, resilience, interdisciplinary, student

Solicitation number: PD 98-1321

~Due date is 01/18/18, annually thereafter; 08/18/18, annually thereafter

URL: http://https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423

NSF – Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Date Due: 7/18/18 for BIO, CISE, EHR, 3rd Wednesday in July annually thereafter; 7/19/18 for ENG, 3rd Thursday in July annually thereafter; 7/20/18 for GEO, MPS, SBE, 3rd Friday in July annually thereafter

Amount: $400,000 minimum over 5 years except BIO, ENG, PLR is $500,000 minimum over 5 years

Summary: This premier program emphasizes the importance the Foundation places on the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning. Effective integration of research and education generates a synergy in which the process of discovery stimulates learning, and assures that the findings and methods of research and education are quickly and effectively communicated in a broader context and to a larger audience. Successful Principal Investigators will propose creative, integrative and effective research and education plans, developed within the context of the mission, goals, and resources of their organizations, while building a firm foundation for a lifetime of contributions to research, education and their integration.

Integration of Research and Education – All CAREER proposals must have an integrated research and education plan at their core. NSF recognizes that there is no single approach to an integrated research and education plan, but encourages all applicants to think creatively about how their research will impact their education goals and, conversely, how their education activities will feed back into their research. These plans should reflect the proposer’s own disciplinary and educational interests and goals, as well as the needs and context of his or her organization. Because there may be different expectations within different disciplinary fields and/or different organizations, a wide range of research and education activities may be appropriate for the CAREER program.

Proposers are encouraged to communicate with the CAREER contact or cognizant Program Officer in the Division closest to their area of research to discuss the expectations and approaches that are most appropriate for that area (see http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/career/contacts.jsp for a list of CAREER contacts by division).

Keywords: career, research, education

Notes: 400 awards are given per year!

Limitations: PI must:

  • submit only one CAREER proposal per year and only three all together;
  • have a doctoral degree in a field supported by NSF,
  • be in a tenure track position as an assistant professor,
  • be untenured at least until the October 1 following the deadline,
  • have not previously received a CAREER award

Solicitation number: 17-537

~Amount is $400,000 over 5 years except in BIO, ENG or PLR, which must be $500,000 over 5 years
~Date due is mid-late July

URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm

DOE – Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS)

Date Due:  09/30/17

Amount: $500,000

Summary: This FOA provides a continuing opportunity for the rapid support of early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology. IDEAS awards are intended to be flexible and may take the form of analyses or exploratory research that provides the agency with information useful for the subsequent development of focused technology programs. IDEAS awards may also support proof-of-concept research to develop a unique technology concept, either in an area not currently supported by the agency or as a potential enhancement to an ongoing focused technology program.

Applications must propose concepts that are not covered by open ARPA-E focused FOAs and that also do not represent incremental improvements over existing technology. IDEAS awards are defined as single-phase efforts of durations 12 months or less with a total project cost of $500,000 or less and will be issued through Grants.

Keywords: biology, environment, climate change, sustainability

Solicitation number: DE FOA 0001428

URL: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId45210635-66d2-4e12-a9ee-fb39dca1d01b