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Large Opportunites

 

Large opportunities are typically funding opportunities over $1M. Navigating the application process for a large grant proposal is a significant undertaking. You don’t have to do it alone – ORAP’s proposal consultants can help you with:

 

    • Narrative development, editing, and external reviews
    • Internal and external collaborator commnunication
    • Documents: templates, collection, and editing
    • Planning, organization, and budget support
    • Application package completion and submission

Below are a few of the recently released large opportunities. You can find all of the large opportunities on the Pivot website.

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Title Early Career Research Program
Sponsor United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (OS)
Agency Deadline 06 Feb 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor 5:00 PM Eastern Time
29 Apr 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Note: Pre-Application Response Date: March 8, 2019
Amount $750,000 USD
Amount Upper: $1,000,000 USD
Amount Note: It is anticipated that up to $49,000,000 will be available under this FOA, contingent on satisfactory peer review and the availability of appropriated funds. Up to 65 awards are anticipated. Applicants should request project support for five years, with the release of out-year support contingent on adequate progress of the research. Awards are expected to begin in FY 2019.DOE is under no obligation to pay for any costs associated with preparation or submission of applications. DOE reserves the right to fund, in whole or in part, any, all, or none of the applications submitted in response to this FOA.Historically, the average DOE Early Career Research award has been $750,000 for five years. Larger awards (historic maximum of $960,000) are possible with sufficient justification. The ceiling for an application is $1,000,000 over five years.</span>
Abstract SC hereby invites grant applications for support under the Early Career Research Program in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by SC.
Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311818

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Title Combat Casualty Care – Multi-Domain Lifesaving Trauma Innovations (MuLTI) Award
Sponsor United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)
Agency Deadline 05 Mar 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (ET)
29 May 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor
Note: Invitation to Submit a Proposal/Application: April 11, 2019
Amount $1,000,000 USD
Amount Upper: $2,500,000 USD
Amount Note: The JPC-6/CCCRP expects to allot approximately $10.7 million (M) of the FY19, $9.9M of the FY20, and $9.5M of the FY21 DHP RDT&E appropriations to fund approximately 12 to 30 FY19 DMRDP JPC-6/CCCRP MuLTI Award proposals/applications, depending on the quality and number of proposals/applications received. Funding of applications received in response to this BAA is contingent upon the availability of Federal funds for this program.The anticipated total costs (direct and indirect) budgeted for the entire period of performance for
an FY19 MuLTI Award will not exceed:
– $2.5M total costs for studies involving prospective accrual of human subjects and clinical
trials
– $1.0M total costs for all other research</span>
Abstract The MuLTI Award will support the development of highly innovative materiel products and new ways, methods, or modifications to existing trauma practice (i.e., knowledge products) for future multi-domain operations (MDO) where evacuation capabilities may be significantly delayed or unavailable. Projects should consider the varied expertise levels of the medical providers and the possible diverse environmental conditions. A focus is on enhancing capabilities at the point of greatest need, including life-saving interventions to be rendered immediately post-injury, during periods of prolonged care in theater, and during transport/en route care within and from theater. Medical materiel solutions are encouraged to include characteristics relevant to military use in austere, combat environments.
Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312135

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Title Center for Natural Product Technology, Methodology, and Productivity Optimization (NP-TEMPO) (U41 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Agency Deadline 29 Apr 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor Optional Letter of Intent due 30 days prior to the application due date
Amount Amount Upper: $3,500,000 USD
Amount Note: Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $2,100,000 to fund 2 awards.Application budgets are limited to $700,000 in annual Direct Costs, but should reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Support may be requested for up to five years.</span>

Abstract This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for research that will improve on and strengthen technology and methodology used in natural products research. The Center for Natural Product Technology, Methodology, and Productivity Optimization (NP-TEMPO), supported through the U41 cooperative agreement funding mechanism, is expected to overcome existing research limitations by developing and/or adapting cutting edge, innovative approaches and technologies that will have significant impact on the chemical and biological annotation of natural products.

Components of Participating Organizations
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

All applications to this funding opportunity announcement should fall within the mission of the Institutes/Centers.  The following NIH Offices may co-fund applications assigned to those Institutes/Centers.

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Website https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-19-003.html

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Title ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
Sponsor National Science Foundation (NSF)
Agency Deadline 15 May 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor May 2019 Adaptation and Partnership competition
22 May 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor Adaptation and Partnership (FY 2019 competition)
03 Jun 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor Catalyst
01 Oct 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor Institutional Transformation
01 Nov 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor January 2020 Adaptation and Partnership competition
15 Jan 2020 – Confirmed / sponsor Adaptation and Partnership (FY 2020 competition)
02 Mar 2020 – Confirmed / sponsor Institutional Transformation
Amount Amount Upper: $3,000,000 USD
Amount Note: Estimated Number of Awards: 18 to 38

The total number of awards to be made under this solicitation is estimated to be between 18 and 38 over the two fiscal years of this solicitation. Approximately two Institutional Transformation awards up to $3,000,000 for five-year projects are expected to be made under this solicitation. In each year, NSF expects to make: approximately six Adaptation awards up to $1,000,000 for three years; approximately six Partnership awards up to $1,000,000 for three to five years; and approximately six Catalyst awards up to $300K for two years. NSF anticipates that up to three of the six Adaptation projects may qualify for an additional $100,000 for collaborating with an NSF funded graduate education project and up to three of the six Partnerships projects may qualify for an additional $250,000 for collaborating with the NSF INCLUDES National Network.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000

Pending availability of funds, NSF anticipates having up to $30,000,000 available over a period of two fiscal years (FY 2019-FY 2020) for support of the NSF ADVANCE portfolio. Up to $15,000,000 will be available for the FY 2019 competition and approximately $15,000,000 will be available for proposals for the FY 2020 competition.</span>

Abstract The NSF ADVANCE program contributes to the National Science Foundation’s goal of a more diverse and capable science and engineering workforce.[1] In this solicitation, the NSF ADVANCE program seeks to build on prior NSF ADVANCE work and other research and literature concerning gender, racial, and ethnic equity. The NSF ADVANCE program goal is to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM [2] faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession. The NSF ADVANCE program provides grants to enhance the systemic factors that support equity and inclusion and to mitigate the systemic factors that create inequities in the academic profession and workplaces. Systemic (or organizational) inequities may exist in areas such as policy and practice as well as in organizational culture and climate. For example, practices in academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity, delay advancement, and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards. Similarly, policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could lead to women and racial and ethnic minorities being evaluated less favorably, perpetuating historical under-participation in STEM academic careers and contributing to an academic climate that is not inclusive.

All NSF ADVANCE proposals are expected to use intersectional approaches in the design of systemic change strategies for STEM faculty in recognition that gender, race and ethnicity do not exist in isolation from each other and from other categories of social identity. The solicitation includes four funding tracks Institutional Transformation (IT), Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst, in support of the NSF ADVANCE program goal to broaden the implementation of systemic strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty.

Please note that NSF ADVANCE does not provide fellowships, research, or travel grants to individual students, postdoctoral researchers, or faculty to pursue STEM degrees or research. Undergraduate STEM opportunities can be found at stemundergrads.science.gov and graduate STEM opportunities at stemgradstudents.science.gov.

[1] Building the Future Investing in Innovation and Discovery: NSF Strategic Plan 2018-2022. https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18045/nsf18045.pdf.
[2] All the STEM fields supported by NSF are supported by the ADVANCE program including the learning, social, behavioral, and economic sciences. ADVANCE does not support the clinical science fields.

Website https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383

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Title Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
Sponsor United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army
Army Research Office (ARO)
Agency Deadline 17 May 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor
Amount $50,000 USD
Amount Upper: $1,500,000 USD
Amount Note: The DoD intends to award approximately $47 million under this DURIP competition for fiscal year 2020, subject to availability of funds. Each administering agency will make grant awards to fund the purchase of research equipment or instrumentation costing $50,000 or more that cannot typically be purchased within the budgets of single-investigator awards. The DoD generally cannot make any individual award that exceeds more than $1,500,000 in DoD funding unless the proposal qualifies for one of the two exceptions listed in section C.3.b Amount of Requested DoD Funding.
Abstract This announcement seeks proposals from universities to purchase equipment and instrumentation in support of research in areas of interest to the DoD.
Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312978

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Title Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
Sponsor United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Navy (U.S. Navy)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Agency Deadline 17 May 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor
Amount $50,000 USD
Amount Upper: $1,500,000 USD
Amount Note: The DoD intends to award approximately $47 million under this DURIP competition for fiscal year 2020, subject to availability of funds. Each administering agency will make grant awards to fund the purchase of research equipment or instrumentation costing $50,000 or more that cannot typically be purchased within the budgets of single-investigator awards. The DoD generally cannot make any individual award that exceeds more than $1,500,000 in DoD funding unless a proposal qualifies for one of the two exceptions listed in section C.3.b Amount of Requested DoD Funding.
Abstract DURIP is a multi-agency DOD program within the University Research Initiative designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment.

DURIP funds will be used for the acquisition of major equipment to augment current or develop new research capabilities to support research in the technical areas of interest to the sponsoring agencies. A central purpose of the DURIP is to provide equipment to enhance research-related education. Therefore, proposals must address the impact of the equipment on the institution’s ability to educate, through research, students in disciplines important to DOD missions.

Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313093

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Title Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
Sponsor United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (USAF)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Agency Deadline 17 May 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor
Amount $50,000 USD
Amount Upper: $1,500,000 USD
Amount Note: The DoD intends to award approximately $47 million under this DURIP competition for fiscal year 2020, subject to availability of funds. Each administering agency will make grant awards to fund the purchase of research equipment or instrumentation costing $50,000 or more that cannot typically be purchased within the budgets of single-investigator awards. The DoD generally cannot make any individual award that exceeds more than $1,500,000 in DoD funding unless the proposal qualifies for one of the two exceptions listed in section C.3.b Amount of Requested DoD Funding.
Abstract DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited United States (U.S.) institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation.
Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312961

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Title Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research BAA
Sponsor United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (USAF)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Agency Deadline Varies – Confirmed / sponsor This announcement remains open until superseded. You may submit proposals at any time; however, some specific topic instructions may recommend submission by specific dates that align with funding expectations.
Amount $200,000 USD
Amount Upper: $2,000,000 USD
Amount Note: Approximately $300 million is anticipated to be available for support of actions awarded under this announcement, subject to availability of funds. Research proposals funded between $200,000 and $400,000 per year are encouraged. Most of our awards are three (3) years in duration. Awards may be proposed for not more than five (5) years.</span>
Abstract Focus is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in two scientific branches:

·         Engineering and Information Sciences (RTA)

·         Physical and Biological Sciences (RTB)

Specific research activities below:

·         Engineering and Complex Systems (RTA1) – Space Propulsion and Power

·         Information and Networks (RTA2) – Computational Mathematics

·         Information and Networks (RTA2) – Optimization and Discrete Mathematics

·         Information and Networks (RTA2) – Dynamics and Control

·         Physical Sciences (RTB1) – Quantum Electronic Solids

·         Physical Sciences (RTB1) – Atomic and Molecular Physics

·         Physical Sciences (RTB1) – Laser and Optical Physics

·         Chemistry and Biological Sciences (RTB2) – Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Microsystems

·         Engineering and Complex Systems (RTA1) – GHz-THz Electronics and Materials

·         Engineering and Complex Systems (RTA1) – Dynamic Materials and Interactions

Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305996

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Title FY2019 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
Sponsor United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (OS)
Agency Deadline 30 Sep 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor A pre-application (also called a white paper) is recommended but optional.
Note: This FOA (DE-FOA-0001968) is our annual, broad, open solicitation that covers all of the research areas in the Office of Science and is open throughout the Fiscal Year.This FOA will remain open until September 30, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern Time, or until it is succeeded by another issuance, whichever occurs first. This annual FOA (DE-FOA-0001968) succeeds FOA DE-FOA-0001820, which was published May 25, 2018.
Amount $3,000 USD
Amount Upper: $4,000,000 USD
Amount Note: It is anticipated that approximately $250 million will be available for DOE Office of Science new, renewal, and supplemental grant and cooperative agreement awards under this and other, more targeted FOAs in FY 2019, subject to the availability of FY 2019 appropriated funds.The largest award made under the Fiscal Year 2016 version of this FOA received no more than $4,000,000 in annual funding. The smallest award made under the Fiscal Year 2016 version of this FOA received $3,000 in annual funding. The ceiling and floor described in this FOA represent historical experience. Past practice is not an obligation to stay within the historic ceiling and floor for this open solicitation.</span>
Abstract The Office of Science (SC) of the Department of Energy hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics.

The SC mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and major scientific tools to transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic and national security of the United States. SC is the Nation’s largest Federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and the lead Federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for the Nation’s energy future.

SC accomplishes its mission and advances national goals by supporting:
– The frontiers of science – exploring nature’s mysteries from the study of fundamental subatomic particles, atoms, and molecules that are the building blocks of the materials of our universe and everything in it to the DNA, proteins, and cells that are the building blocks of life. Each of the programs in SC supports research probing the most fundamental disciplinary questions.
– The 21st Century tools of science – providing the nation’s researchers with 27 state-of-the-art national scientific user facilities – the most advanced tools of modern science – propelling the U.S. to the forefront of science, technology development and deployment through innovation.
– Science for energy and the environment – paving the knowledge foundation to spur discoveries and innovations for advancing the Department’s mission in energy and environment. SC supports a wide range of funding modalities from single principal investigators to large team-based activities to engage in fundamental research on energy production, conversion, storage, transmission, and use, and on our understanding of the earth systems.

SC manages its research portfolio through six scientific program offices.

1. Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)
a) Applied Mathematics
b) Computer Science
c) Computational Partnerships
d) Research and Evaluation Prototypes

2. Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
a) Materials Chemistry
b) Biomolecular Materials
c) Synthesis and Processing Science
d) Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
e) Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
f) Physical Behavior of Materials
g) Mechanical Behavior and Radiation Effects
h) X-ray Scattering
i) Neutron Scattering
j) Electron and Scanning Probe Microscopies

Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences
k) Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences
l) Gas Phase Chemical Physics
m) Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
n) Condensed Phase and Interfacial Molecular Science (CPIMS)
o) Catalysis Science
p) Separation Science
q) Heavy Element Chemistry
r) Geosciences
s) Solar Photochemistry
t) Photosynthetic Systems
u) Physical Biosciences

Scientific User Facilities
v) BES Accelerator and Detector Research

3. Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
a) Biological Systems Science
b) Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences

4. Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
a) Burning Plasma Science: Foundations – Advanced Tokamak and Spherical Tokamak
b) Burning Plasma Science: Foundations – Theory & Simulation
c) Burning Plasma Science: Long Pulse – Tokamak & Stellarator
d) Burning Plasma Science: Long Pulse – Materials & Fusion Nuclear Science
e) Discovery Plasma Science: Plasma Science Frontiers
f) Discovery Plasma Science: Measurement Innovation

5. High Energy Physics (HEP)
a) Experimental Research at the Energy Frontier in High Energy Physics
b) Experimental Research at the Intensity Frontier in High Energy Physics
c) Experimental Research at the Cosmic Frontier in High Energy Physics
d) Theoretical Research in High Energy Physics
e) Computational Research in High Energy Physics
f) Accelerator Science and Technology Research & Development in High Energy Physics
g) Detector Research and Development in High Energy Physics
h) HEP – Quantum Information Science (QIS)

6. Nuclear Physics (NP)
a) Medium Energy Nuclear Physics
b) Heavy Ion Nuclear Physics
c) Low Energy Nuclear Physics
d) Fundamental Symmetries
e) Nuclear Theory
f) Nuclear Data and Nuclear Theory Computing
g) Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications
h) Accelerator Research and Development for Current and Future Nuclear Physics Facilities

Full details and program priorities for the six programs are listed in the FOA.

Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311633

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Title Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Sponsor National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Division of Human Resource Development (HRD)
Agency Deadline 13 Dec 2019 – Confirmed / sponsor
Amount Amount Upper: $2,000,000 USD
Amount Note: Estimated Number of Awards: 205-6 new AGEP Transformation Alliances per year, with about 3-4 awardee organizations collaborating in each Alliance, are anticipated pending the availability of funds.Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,000,000 to $8,000,000Pending the availability of funds, a maximum of $2,000,000 for each of 5-6 new AGEP Transformation Alliances is anticipated, with about 3-4 awardee organizations collaborating in each Alliance.</span>
Abstract The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, particularly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders, in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields.  New and innovative models are encouraged, as are models that reproduce and/or replicate existing evidence-based alliances in significantly different disciplines, institutions, and participant cohorts.

The AGEP program goal is to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority faculty, in specific STEM disciplines and STEM education research fields, by advancing knowledge about pathways to career success.  The program objectives include: To support the development, implementation and study of innovative models of doctoral education, postdoctoral training, and faculty advancement for historically underrepresented minorities in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields; and to advance knowledge about the underlying issues, policies and practices that have an impact on the participation, transitions and advancement of historically underrepresented minorities in the STEM academy.

The AGEP Transformation Alliance projects are collaborative research projects representing new strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study evidence-based models to transform doctoral education, postdoctoral training, and faculty advancement for historically underrepresented minorities in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields. Embedded social science and education research contributes to the knowledge base about how transformational models eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive policies and practices for historically underrepresented minorities.

AGEP addresses academic workforce development in a broadening participation and institutional capacity building context. Strategic collaborations are encouraged with multiple academic partners, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, professional organizations, government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and other relevant STEM and/or STEM education research organizations.  The AGEP program encourages project leadership by, and partnerships with, all types of minority serving institutions, such as majority minority serving institutions, historically black colleges and universities, high Hispanic enrollment institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions serving native Hawaiians, native Pacific Islanders, and/or Alaskan natives.

Website http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5474

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