Current Funding Opportunities
2021 Searle Scholars Program - NU Nominee Selection Process
The University of Nebraska (across all four campuses) has been invited to select one candidate to apply for the 2021 Searle Scholars Program Competition.
Applicants for the 2021 competition (awards which will be activated on July 1, 2021) are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Applicants should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2019. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent) at an invited institution. Awardees receive $100,000 per year for three years.
Virtual Grants Workshop Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund
Nonprofits can still register for a free, virtual workshop regarding the Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund on June 24th, hosted by the Iowa West Foundation, in partnership with the Pottawattamie Council Community Foundation.
The topic for the workshop will center on nonprofit continuity of operations. For nonprofit partners who are unable to meet payroll as a result of fundraising loss, event cancellation, or other COVID-19 related impacts, this workshop will guide you in the process of applying to the COVID-19 Response Fund for operating costs. Only nonprofits with physical facilities in Southwest Iowa are eligible for this support.
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 10 a.m.
Forum: Zoom (Details will be e-mailed to individuals upon successful registration.)
Register by Tuesday, June 23rd at 5 p.m. to Pam Bierce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your organization's name, how many people are attending and the names of each attendee.
Notice of Pre-Application Webinar for the RADx-UP Initiative
The webinars will take place on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 2-4pm EDT and Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 3-5pm EDT. Information regarding details of the pre-application webinars can be found here.
Related announcements include:
- Notice of Special Interest NOT-OD-20-119: Emergency Competitive Revisions for Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications (SEBI) Research on COVID-19 Testing amoung Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations
- Notice of Special Interest NOT-OD-20-120: Emergency Competitive Revisions for Community-Engaged Research on COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations
- Notice of Special Interest NOT-OD-20-121: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Limited Competition for Emergency Competitive Revisions for Community-Engaged Research on COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations
- Notice of Special Interest RFA-OD-20-013: Emergency Awards: RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
CARES Act Relief Funding Phase 2
The Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) announced today the granting of COVID-19 emergency funding for small and medium sized arts organization through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In this latest funding opportunity, NAC has awarded $119,437 in grants to 25 non-profit arts organizations across the state. NAC has already awarded $308,013 in funds to its Basic Support Grant recipients in the first phase of this emergency granting program. The second phase is designed to support small and medium sized non-profit arts organizations who did not participate in Phase I. Funding can be used for salaries, fees for artists or facilities costs from May 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
DoD Alzherimer's Research Program (FY20)
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Bill has not been signed into law. Although FY20 funds have not been appropriated for the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP), the PRARP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY20 funding opportunities. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the Government.
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act is providing funding to the Department of Defense PRARP to support research which addresses the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as they pertain to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD) for Service members, Veterans, and the general public.
Letter of Intent Due: June 22, 2020
Application Due: July 21, 2020
DoD Chronic Pain Management Research Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding to the Department of Defense Chronic Pain Management Research Program (CPMRP) to support research of exceptional scientific merit with the potential to make a significant impact on improving the health and quality of life of Service members, Veterans, and all Americans living with chronic pain. Per the FY19 CPMRP Congressional appropriation, chronic pain is defined as a pain that occurs on at least half the days for six months or more, and which can be caused by issues including, but not limited to: combat- and training-related physical or mental stress and trauma, migraines and chronic headaches, traumatic brain injury, arthritis, muscular-skeletal conditions, neurological disease, tick and vector-borne disease, other insect-transmitted or tropical disease, and cancer. The CPMRP seeks to support and promote innovative, high-impact research to prevent the development and improve the management of chronic pain, with specific emphasis on the utilization and implementation of non-opioid therapies or non-addictive complementary methods.
American Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize 2020 - DEADLINE EXTENDED
The American-Scandinavian Foundation's annual Translation Competition is currently open for outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose written by a Nordic author born after 1900. Three prizes will be awarded this year: the Nadia Christensen Prize, which includes a $2,500 award; the Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize, which recognizes distinguished effort by an individual whose literary translations from a Nordic language have not previously been published, and includes a $2,000 award; and the Wigeland Prize, an award given for the best translation by a resident of Norway, which includes a $2,000 award. All three prizes also include publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review (ASF’s illustrated journal) and a commemorative bronze medallion.
The Translation Prize Competition deadline has been extended through September 1, 2020. See the full guidelines here.
DoD Hearing Restoration Research Program
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding to the Department of Defense Hearing Restoration Research Program (HRRP) to support promising, necessary research for treatment of burdensome and very prevalent auditory system injury.
Preposals are due July 14, 2020.
DoD Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson's Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriation Act provides $16 million to the Department of Defense Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson’s Program (NETP) to support research to better understand and treat the neuro-degenerative effects of Parkinson’s disease (PD) associated with military deployment, environmental, and/or occupational exposures. Research into military service-related risk factors is critical for past, present, and future Service members who may be affected PD. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency J9, Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).
Omaha Community Foundation
The Omaha Community Foundation is committed to investing in organizations who are working on the front lines and providing support for our community’s most vulnerable during this crisis. OCF launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to provide flexible resources to nonprofits in the metro area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this pandemic.
To learn more, you can access our nonprofit resources page for more information.
Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program
The pre-application deadline for the following mechanisms has been extended to May 18, 2020:
Idea Development Award
Investigator-Initiated Translational Research Award
The pre-application deadline has also been changed for the Career Development Award and Clinical Translational Research Partnership Award and it has been extended to July 22, 2020.
NIH RadX Funding Opportunity for COVID-19 Test Development & Distribution
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is urgently soliciting proposals and can provide up to $500M across multiple projects to rapidly produce innovative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests that will assist the public’s safe return to normal activities. Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx), is a fast-track technology development program that leverages the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN). RADx will support novel solutions that build the U.S. capacity for SARS-CoV-2 testing up to 100-fold above what is achievable with standard approaches. RADx is structured to deliver innovative testing strategies to the public as soon as late summer 2020 and is an accelerated and comprehensive multi-pronged effort by NIH to make SARS-CoV-2 testing readily available to every American.
NSF-BSF Joint Funding Programs
We would like to bring to your attention two new CALLS that we uploaded to our website, RAPID and EAGER. Both are not new programs but rather parallel funding mechanisms to the conventional mechanism that can be usually applied to in all areas of research. RAPID is a mechanism for one year support with a quick response by the NSF. It is mostly used currently to support VOVID-19 related work. EAGER is a mechanism for up to two years of support for high risk - high gain research, which is usually referred to as “Transformative Research”. We have added them as separate CALLS, even though they are actually also part of the regular CALLS, in order to increase their visibility, and encourage their use. For more information about this opportunity check our website: here.
FY20 Department of Defense Program Announcements
Breast Cancer Research Program
Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2
Breakthrough Award Level 3
Breakthrough Award Level 4
Era of Hope Scholar Award
Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award (New!)
Melanoma Research Program
Mid-Career Accelerator Award (New!)
Technology Development Partnership Award (New!)
Team Science Award
Translational Research Award
Multiple Sclerosis Research Program
Clinical Trial Award (New!)
Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Neurofibromatosis Research Program
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Synergistic Idea Award (New! For FY20)
Detailed descriptions of funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the specific Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website
Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Humanities CARES Act
Currently, the Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) and Humanities Nebraska (HN) are in the process of setting up systems for allocating CARES Act funds to arts and humanities organizations of all sizes throughout Nebraska. Both councils intend to grant out 100% of the funds received from NEA and NEH in order to maximize the aid that is provided to cultural organizations in the state. The funding is intended for general operating support, not for specific programs or projects.
Both HN and NAC intend to have grantmaking processes and applications in place by the end of April and will be awarding grants within weeks. When finalized, information about CARES grants will be posted on the NAC website at www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov/grants and on the HN website at humanitiesnebraska.org/grants. The councils are also collaborating on a grant workshop webinar to answer questions from potential applicants.
DoD Neurofibromatosis Research Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act is anticipated to provide funding to the Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) to support innovative, high-impact NF research.
The NFRP encourages applications that specifically address the critical needs of the NF community in one or more of the FY20 Areas of Emphasis. Not all Areas of Emphasis are applicable to each award mechanism offered by the FY20 NFRP. If the proposed research project does not address one of the FY20 Areas of Emphasis, justification that the proposed research project addresses an important problem related to NF research and/or patient care should be provided.
Letter of Intents are due June 25, 2020
DoD Multiple Sclerosis Research Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding to the Department of Defense Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP) to support innovative and impactful research that addresses fundamental issues and gaps in Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Applications submitted to the FY20 MSRP must address at least one of the Focus Areas relevant to the award mechanism as described in the Table online.
Preprosals are due June 17, 2020.
COVID-19 and Emerging Respiratory Viruses Research Award
On April 9th, the American Lung Association launched a $25 million, three-year initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. This multi-pronged initiative highlights our long-term and ever-deepening commitment to lung health across our three areas of focus: education, advocacy and research. As part of that announcement, we are launching a new, fast tracked application to address this emergent issue.
COVID-19 and Emerging Respiratory Viruses Research Award: $100,000 per year, up to two years. The application deadline is May 30, 2020.
DoD Melanoma Research Program
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding to the Department of Defense Melanoma Research Program (MRP) to support innovative, high-impact melanoma research.
Preproposals are due June 22, 2020
Fourth Annual Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing
The Department of Justice has extended the nomination deadline for the Fourth Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing. The nomination period is now open until Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8 p.m. EDT. Detailed information regarding the nomination process for this award is available here.
DoD FY21 Defense University Instrumentation Program
The Department of Defense (via the Army Research Office, Naval Research Office, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research) is making funding available to Universities to provide equipment and instrumentation to enhance research related education in areas of interest and priority to the DoD. Proposals must address the impact of the equipment or instrumentation on your institution’s ability to educate students through research in disciplines important to DoD missions. View the full funding opportunity here.
Webinar: Nebraska Business Innovation Act Funding Opportunities
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) administers programs for Nebraska businesses that help pay for R&D collaborations with Nebraska public colleges and universities, match federal SBIR/STTR awards, and help fund prototyping and commercialization of new products. The webinar will be hosted April 30, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
YOU WILL LEARN
- Business Innovation Act grant and investment programs
- Nebraska Academic Research Program
- SBIR/STTR matching program
- Upcoming program changes for 2021
- Ben Kuspa and Nisha Avey, DED Business Innovation Consultants
- Ryan Anderson, UNL Director of Industry Relations/NU Connections Industry Liaison Officer
- Q&A Facilitator: Sara Bennett, NU Connections, Industry Liaison Officer, NBDC Associate Director
Register today! You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Applying for BJA's Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program for Law Enforcement Grant: What You Need to Know
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation (BWC PIP) 2020 Competitive Grant has been announced! Join BJA representatives for a webinar to review the 2020 solicitation guidelines. They will provide a detailed explanation of the application requirements and will be available to answer specific questions.
BWC PIP supports law enforcement agencies in the acquisition of body-worn cameras (BWCs) and in the implementation of deliberate, comprehensive, and evidence-based BWC programs. The BWC PIP solicitation is a competitive award available to public law enforcement agencies that are seeking to implement pilot BWC programs, full BWC programs, or expand their existing BWC programs.
The webinar will be hosted, Aprill 22, 1 - 2 P.M. ET. Register here.
NSF Convergence Accelerator Phase I and II Program Solicitation
The NSF Convergence Accelerator is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 NSF Convergence Accelerator Phase I and II Program Solicitation (NSF 20-565).
The NSF Convergence Accelerator promotes use-inspired, convergence research in areas of national importance via partnerships between academic and non-academic stakeholders. In this Phase I and Phase II solicitation NSF seeks to support and facilitate research that advances ideas from concept to deliverables in two overall convergence topics (tracks). The 2020 NSF Convergence Accelerator tracks are related to both Industries of the Future (IotF), and NSF’s Big Ideas.
Cognitive Neuroscience of Development and Aging (CONDA) Center
The CONDA Center has two new funding opportunities, one available to faculty members and one available to graduate students and postdocs. These funding opportunities are only available to faculty, graduate students, and postdocs at participating institutions (UNMC, UNO, Creighton, and Boystown).
The goal of the Pilot Projects Program is to provide support to emerging scholars in this area by enabling them to pursue promising new research directions and acquire the preliminary data necessary to apply for and obtain external federal funding. Successful applicants will receive up to $50,000 in direct costs per year for 1-2 years, as well as access to the resources and equipment of the Center for professional development and project support. We anticipate funding several Pilot Projects through this RFA in 2020-2021.
The goal of the Mini Grants Program is to provide support to promising research projects led by graduate students and post-doctoral research associates. The main goals of the program are to enhance graduate student and postdoctoral research projects across the Omaha academic community. Total budgets should range from $5,000 to a maximum of $20,000 and we anticipate funding several mini grants in 2020.
DoD Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson's Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriation Act provides $16 million to the Department of Defense Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson’s Program (NETP) to support research to better understand and treat the neuro-degenerative effects of Parkinson’s disease (PD) associated with military deployment, environmental, and/or occupational exposures.
The NETP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY20 NETP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in April 2020. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.
DoD Lupus Research Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding to the Department of Defense Lupus Research Program (LRP) to support the full spectrum of research projects or ideas that specifically focus on scientific and clinical lupus issues, which, if successfully addressed, have the potential to make a major impact in lupus research.
The LRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY20 funding opportunity. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the Government. The FY20 LRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms will be posted on the Grants.gov website. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released.
DoD Vision Research Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding to the Department of Defense Vision Research Program (VRP) to support impactful military-relevant vision research. The VRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY20 funding opportunity. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the Government. The FY20 VRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms will be posted on the Grants.gov website. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released.
DoD Breast Cancer Research Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding to the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) to support innovative, high-impact research with clinical relevance that will accelerate progress to end breast cancer for Service members, Veterans, and the general public.
The BCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY20 funding opportunity. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the Government. The FY20 BCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms will be posted on the Grants.gov website. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released.
DoD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program FY20
The vision and mission of the PRMRP is improve the health, care, and well-being of all military Service members, Veterans, and beneficiaries by encouraging, identifying, selecting, and managing medical research projects of clear scientific merit and direct relevance to military health. View the full funding opportunity here.
2020 ADDF Harrington Scholar Award
The ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award supports research efforts that seek to prevent, treat, or cure Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive-decline associated with aging. For the 2020 RFP, targets related to emerging therapeutic areas for dementia are of high priority, particularly proteostasis and neurovascular health. Applicants may apply for funding up to $600,000 over two years.
Letter of Intent due 5:00 PM, May 18, 2020.
Notice of Special Interest - Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019
NIA is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The mission of NIA is to support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging. This NOSI supports mission critical areas of research for NIA as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Defense Health Program DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding to the Department of Defense (DoD) Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). The mission of the FY20 PCRP is to fund research that will lead to the elimination of death from prostate cancer and enhance the well-being of Service members, Veterans, and all the men and their families who are experiencing the impact of the disease. Within this context, the PCRP is interested in supporting research that addresses specific gaps in prostate cancer research and clinical care, with an emphasis on investing in research that will benefit patients diagnosed with lethal prostate cancer or improve quality of life for men diagnosed with this disease. All applications are required to address one or more of the following FY20 PCRP Overarching Challenges:
- Improve the quality of life for survivors of prostate cancer
- Develop treatments that improve outcomes for men with lethal prostate cancer. Applications must be directly relevant to lethal prostate cancer, which includes patients with metastatic disease; treatment-resistant disease; oligo-metastases; neuroendocrine disease; high-risk localized or locoregional disease, etc.
- Reduce lethal prostate cancer in people of African descent, Veterans, and high-risk or underserved populations. High-risk populations include, but are not limited to, people of African descent (including Caribbean Americans), genetically predisposed populations, Service members, and Veterans. Underserved populations include, but are not limited to, men with limited access to clinical care and resources (in both rural and urban settings), and sexual and/or gender minorities with, or at risk for, prostate cancer.
- Define the biology of lethal prostate cancer to reduce death. Applications must be directly relevant to lethal prostate cancer, which includes patients with metastatic disease; treatment-resistant disease; oligo-metastases; neuroendocrine disease; high-risk localized or locoregional disease; etc. Applications should not focus on topics such as differentiation between low risk and intermediate risk prostate cancer.
Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) Request for Information (RFI) - CoV Pandemic Response
The purpose of this special notice is to obtain information via White Papers from both MCDC members and other interested industry/academia partners in response to the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pandemic in the United States (U.S.). The Government is requesting White Papers with a focus on the following areas:
- Diagnostics/Monitoring: Medical diagnostic devices, with specific emphasis on Point-of-Care diagnostics (e.g. CLIA waived), under development and capable of diagnosing 2019- SARS-CoV-2, and achieving Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the next one to four (1-4) months.
- Surveillance: Surveillance methods and associated devices for 2019-SARS-CoV-2 screening. Any technology that can enhance the understanding of disease progression in COVID-19 infected patients is also of interest, including physiologic monitoring and other vital signs indicators, portable technology that enhances patient care in non-hospital settings, and technology that improves sample collection.
Submission end date: May 31, 2022
Defense Health Program DoD Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act has provided funding to the Department of Defense Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) to support innovative, high-impact TSC research. FY20 Congressional appropriation for TSCRP funding, FY20 TSCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are posted on the Grants.gov website.
Applications submitted to the FY20 TSCRP are encouraged to address one or more of the following Focus Areas:
- Eradicating tumors associated with TSC and TSC-associated lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), including gaining a deeper mechanistic understanding of TSC signaling pathways
- Preventing epilepsy, improving treatment, and mitigating comorbidities associated with TSC-related seizures
- Understanding the features of TSC-Associated Neuropsychiatric Disorders (TAND) and reducing their impact, including pharmacological and behavioral interventions
- Advancing clinical trial readiness and optimizing clinical care through development of biomarkers and clinical outcome measures, patient selection and sample size determination, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) studies, and enhanced trial design
Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award - Letter of Intent due June 18, 2020
Idea Development Award - Letter of Intent due July 18, 2020
Clinical Translational Research Award - Letter of Intent due July 18, 2020
Defense Health Program DoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act is anticipated to provide funding to the Department of Defense (DoD) Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) to support patient-centered research to prevent, detect, treat, and cure ovarian cancer to enhance the health and well-being of Service members, Veterans, retirees, their family members, and all women impacted by this disease.
Proteogenomics Research Award - Letter of Intent due July 16, 2020
Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences issued this NOSI to highlight the urgent need for research on SARS-CoV-2 and Coronavirus Disease 2019.
DoD Neurofibromatosis Research Program Funding Opportunities for FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriations Act is providing funding to the Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) to support innovative, high-impact NF research. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).
Letter of Intents due: June 25, 2020
Department of Defense Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program FY20
The FY20 Defense Appropriation Act provides $15 million to the Department of Defense Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program (OPORP) to support research on outcomes-based best practices through analysis of the merits of prosthetic and orthotic device options currently available, not on the development of new or the improvement of existing technology. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency J9, Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).
Letter of Intents due: June 10, 2020
InfoEd Global's Funding Opportunities Related to COVID-19
InfoEd Global is proud to be able to share this library of COVID-19 funding opportunities and resources with our colleagues in the research realm and the broader community at large.
NIGMS will accept the submission of applications for Competitive Revisions to active grants to address only the following research areas of interest:
- Incorporation of data related to SARS-CoV-2 into ongoing research efforts to develop predictive models for the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and other related infectious agents (all relevant grants).
- Repurposing or modification of diagnostic tools currently under development to enable rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection (SBIR/STTR grants only).
- Rapid development of potential therapeutic agents for COVID-19 (SBIR/STTR only).
COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium
This consortium is a unique private-public effort to bring together federal government, industry, and academic leaders to execute complex computational research programs. Researchers are invited to submit COVID-19 related research proposals to the consortium via this online portal, which will then be reviewed for matching with computing resources from one of the partner institutions. An expert panel comprised of top scientists and computing researchers will work with proposers to assess the public health benefit of the work, with emphasis on projects that can ensure rapid results.
COVID-19 solution ideas wanted by Navy SBIR/STTR
The Navy sent the following email out to Navy SBIR/STTR performers (It went to 654 SBIR Phase I and Phase II active award contracts, and 766 individuals.)
As our communities continue to work together and address the coronavirus (COVID-19) national emergency we must all make pivots in our daily personal and professional lives. The Navy SBIR program is interested in doing our part to support the small business industrial base and are exploring opportunities to support and leverage firms’ innovativeness. Please let us know if your firm has ideas which can harness your existing capabilities to address COVID-19. We encourage you to identify solutions that may impact your local, state, or the national community. If you have ideas please send a 250 word abstract with the subject: COVID-19 Pivot to email@example.com.
Also, If you’re encountering challenges with the performance of your current efforts as a result of this national emergency, or if there are other ways that the Navy SBIR program can help, please let us know.
DON SBIR/STTR Director
Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund
The Iowa West Foundation, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, and Council Bluffs Schools Foundation have created a fund that both members of the public can contribute to and nonprofits as well as public health organizations can access as needs mount in southwest Iowa communities. The Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund will support everything from public health resources to emergency childcare for those on the front lines of the pandemic. Iowa West Foundation has committed $500,000 to the cause and will manage the simplified grant application process with the objective for the funds to be rapidly deployable.
The National Science Foundation has issued a Dear Colleague Letter inviting RAPID proposals for research related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
CDMRP understands that applicants are impacted by COVID-19. Submission deadlines for pre-applications and full applications will incorporate the maximum time that is feasible for each FY20 program. Thank you for your efforts during this challenging time.
- Hearing Restoration Research Program - Focused Research Award
- Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP)
- Melanoma Research Program (MRP)
- Bone Marrow Failure Research Program
- Lung Cancer Research Program
- Military Burn Research Program
- Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program
- Prostate Cancer Research Program
- Spinal Cord Injury Research Program
- Tick-Borne Disesase Research Program
- All CDMRP opportunities