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


Water Research Foundation: An Asset Management Framework for Forested and Natural Areas

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


Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Date Due: 02/08/18

Amount: $75,000

Summary: The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor’s or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2012. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component. Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually. Renominations are accepted.

Keywords: chemistry, education, research

Notes: ASU can nominate only one candidate. Limited Submissions will announce a competition as the time gets closer.

Limitations: ASU can submit only one nomination. Nominees must hold a full-time, tenure-track academic appointment

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NSF – Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD)

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


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


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


NSF – Sociology Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Soc-DDRI)

Date Due: 10/15/17, annually thereafter; 02/02/18, annually thereafter, (invited resubmission)

Amount: $12,000

Summary: The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization — societies, institutions, groups and demography — and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.

Keywords: sociology, humans, organizations, population, social, labor

Solicitation number: PD 14-604

~10/15/17, annually thereafter; 02/02/18, annually thereafter, (invited resubmission)


NSF – Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)

Date Due: 10/20/17, annually thereafter

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), 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 and cryospheric records.

Keywords: climate change, environment

Solicitation number: PD 17-582

~10/20/2017, annually thereafter


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

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NSF – International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

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