Date Due: 02/01/18
Amount: not specified but previous awards go up to $140,000, most are much smaller
Summary: Environment and Health Program: To promote the long-term good health and viability of communities and regions by (1) supporting programs to prevent harm to human health from toxic substances and other environmental hazards; (2) encouraging planning and development at the regional level, aimed at integrating economic and social goals with sound environmental policies; and (3) supporting initiatives for sustainability in agriculture and food systems. Education Program:
To provide environmental and arts education opportunities to children and youth by (1) supporting programs for educators and artists to improve and apply their teaching skills in these subjects and (2) supporting efforts to advance environmental and arts education programs.
Keywords: environment, health, sustainability, food, education
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
Date Due: 09/15/17, annually thereafter; 01/24/18, annually thereafter
Amount: Not Specified
Summary: The Engineering and Systems Design (ESD) program supports fundamental research leading to new engineering and systems design methods and practices for specific global contexts. In particular, ESD seeks intellectual advances in which the theoretical foundations underlying design and systems engineering are operationalized into rigorous and pragmatic methods for a specific context.
In addition, the program funds the rigorous theoretical and empirical characterization of new or existing methods for design and systems engineering, identifying in which global contexts and under which assumptions these methods are effective and efficient. Such a global context includes both a domain (such as energy systems, consumer products, cyber-physical systems) and an economic, socio-political, environmental and technological context.
Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) Design for X, where X is either a specific domain or a specific concern; (2) Novel information and communication technologies; (3) Novel modeling formalisms and algorithms; (4) Novel integrated frameworks for design and systems engineering.
Keywords: engineering, energy, economics, technology, environment
Solicitation number: PD 17-1464
~Due date is 09/15/17, annually thereafter; 01/24/18, annually thereafter
Date Due: 10/31/17
Amount: Not Specified
Summary: The Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) Program supports basic research in chemistry that promotes the understanding of natural and anthropogenic chemical processes in our environment. Projects supported by this program enable fundamentally new avenues of basic research and transformative technologies. The program is particularly interested in studying molecular phenomena on surfaces and interfaces in order to understand the inherently complex and heterogeneous environment.
Projects utilize advanced experimental, modeling and computational approaches, as well as developing new approaches. Topics include studies of environmental surfaces and interfaces under laboratory conditions, the fundamental properties of water and water solutions important in environmental processes, dissolution, composition, origin and behavior of molecular scale systems under a variety of naturally occurring environmental conditions, chemical reactivity of synthetic nanoparticles and their molecular level interactions with the environment, and application of theoretical models and computational approaches to discover and predict environmental phenomena at the molecular scale.
Keywords: environment, chemistry, water
Solicitation number: PD 09-6882
~Due date is 10/31/17, 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