Pilot and Feasibility Studies Evaluating the Role of RNA Modifications (the 'epitranscriptome') in Cancer Biology (R21)
Funding Opportunity Number: PA-16-177 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: EducationHealthCFDA Number: 93.396Eligible Applicants State governmentsCounty governmentsCity or township governmentsSpecial district governmentsIndependent school districtsPublic and State controlled institutions of higher educationNative American tribal governments (Federally recognized)Public housing authorities/Indian housing authoritiesNative American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, othe...
Source: Grants.gov - April 9, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Education Health Source Type: funding

Pilot and Feasibility Studies Evaluating the Role of RNA Modifications (the 'epitranscriptome') in Cancer Biology (R21)
Funding Opportunity PA-16-177 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages basic research into the role of RNA chemical modifications and their corresponding writers, readers and erasers in the initiation and progression of cancer. Chemical modifications of RNA bases have been reported to regulate the fate and function of both coding and noncoding RNAs and are emerging as a critical element of post-transcriptional gene regulation. This FOA will utilize the Exploratory/Developmental (R21) mechanism which supports investigation of novel scientific ideas or new model s...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - April 8, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: funding

BLM Utah Arid Land/Rehabilitation of Soils Study
The objectives of this project include the following: 1) Minimize weed establishment, mostly cheat grass and halogeton, by appropriate cover crop selection and timing of planting. Species will be selected that can tolerate the arid and saline environment and seeded to directly compete with invasive weed establishment. Sustainable dryland farming techniques should be used to optimize cover crop production, while also optimizing native plant succession and establishment. This should include testing weed suppressive bacteria (WSB) naturally selected to inhibit the growth of cheatgrass, 2) Restore lands impacted by soil salini...
Source: Grants.gov - April 6, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Natural Resources Source Type: funding

Yellowstone Controlled Ground Water Area Long Term Monitoring
Funding Opportunity Number: NPSP16AC00427 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Natural ResourcesCFDA Number: 15.915Eligible Applicants Public and State controlled institutions of higher educationAgency Name: DOI-NPSClosing Date: May 05, 2016Award Ceiling: $0Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Apr 05, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service’s intention to fund the f...
Source: Grants.gov - April 6, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Natural Resources Source Type: funding

Cops-camp-application-2016
Funding Opportunity Number: COPS-CAMP-APPLICATION-2016 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: Law, Justice and Legal ServicesCFDA Number: 16.710Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: USDOJ-COPSClosing Date: The deadline for submitting applications in response to this grant announcement is 7:59 PM EDT on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding.Award Ceiling: $1,500,000Expected Number of Awards: Creat...
Source: Grants.gov - March 29, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Law, Justice and Legal Services Source Type: funding

BLM-MT, Montana & Dakotas Noxious Weed Control, Montana State Office
The objective of these partnerships is to treat and monitor weeds cooperatively across multiple jurisdictions. Partners will (a) Prioritize and target undesirable plant species or group of species to be controlled or contained within a specific geographic area; (b) Describe the integrated management system to be used to control or contain the targeted undesirable plant species or group of species; and (c) Detail the means of implementing the integrated management system, coordinate the duties of the partners in prosecuting that method, and establish a timeframe for the initiation and completion of the tasks specified in th...
Source: Grants.gov - March 24, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Natural Resources Source Type: funding

National Public Health Surveillance for Chemical and Radiologic Exposures
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-EH15-150602CONT16 Opportunity Category: ContinuationFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: HealthCFDA Number: 93.070Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: HHS-CDCClosing Date: Apr 29, 2016Award Ceiling: $0Expected Number of Awards: Creation Date: Mar 22, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: National Public Health Surveillance for Chemical and Radiologic Exposures (Source: Grants.gov)
Source: Grants.gov - March 23, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Health Source Type: funding

Vet-LIRN Cooperative Agreement Program to Develop and Validate Testing Methods for Food Irradiation Specific Markers in Animal Feeds and Treats (U18)
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-16-132 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: AgricultureConsumer ProtectionFood and NutritionCFDA Number: 93.103Eligible Applicants State governmentsCounty governmentsCity or township governmentsSpecial district governmentsIndependent school districtsPublic and State controlled institutions of higher educationNative American tribal governments (Federally recognized)Public housing authorities/Indian housing authoritiesNative American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)Nonpr...
Source: Grants.gov - March 17, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Agriculture Consumer Protection Food and Nutrition Source Type: funding

Vet-LIRN Cooperative Agreement Program to Develop and Validate Testing Methods for Food Irradiation Specific Markers in Animal Feeds and Treats (U18)
Funding Opportunity PAR-16-132 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. Food irradiation is a food preservation method which is used in many countries, both in human and animal food manufacturing. Treating food with irradiation results in large reduction in microbial contamination and insect pests. It is also useful in slowing ripening of fruit and for inhibiting sprouting of plant products.In USA, the FDA regulates all aspects of irradiation, such as irradiation dose, product type, and labeling requirements.The use of irradiation requires development of analytical methods capable to determine the irradiation status...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - March 15, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program (Fi2)
Funding Opportunity Number: PA-16-130 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: HealthCFDA Number: 93.859Eligible Applicants State governmentsCounty governmentsCity or township governmentsSpecial district governmentsAgency Name: HHS-NIH11Closing Date: Oct 03, 2018Award Ceiling: Expected Number of Awards: Creation Date: Mar 11, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: The NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Programs overarching goal is to provide high quality postdoctoral research training in the basic biomedical sciences, in NIH intramural research l...
Source: Grants.gov - March 13, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Health Source Type: funding

FY 2016 and FY 2017 Pollution Prevention Grant Program
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-002 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementGrantCategory of Funding Activity: EnvironmentCFDA Number: 66.708Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: EPAClosing Date: May 09, 2016Award Ceiling: $360,000Expected Number of Awards: 60Creation Date: Mar 11, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Chemistry, Economic and Sustainable Strategies Division oversees the Pollution Prevention...
Source: Grants.gov - March 13, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Environment Source Type: funding

Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program (Fi2)
Funding Opportunity PA-16-130 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Programs overarching goal is to provide high quality postdoctoral research training in the basic biomedical sciences, in NIH intramural research laboratories, to a diverse group of postdoctoral fellows to prepare them for leadership positions in biomedical careers. The research projects proposed should focus on NIGMS mission-related areas of basic biomedical science. These include cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, computationa...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - March 11, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Identification of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01)
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-16-129 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: EnvironmentHealthCFDA Number: 93.11393.84693.85393.867Eligible Applicants State governmentsCounty governmentsCity or township governmentsSpecial district governmentsIndependent school districtsPublic and State controlled institutions of higher educationNative American tribal governments (Federally recognized)Public housing authorities/Indian housing authoritiesNative American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)Nonprofits having ...
Source: Grants.gov - March 11, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Environment Health Source Type: funding

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Optimization of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01)
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-16-128 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: EnvironmentHealthCFDA Number: 93.11393.84693.85393.867Eligible Applicants State governmentsCounty governmentsCity or township governmentsSpecial district governmentsIndependent school districtsPublic and State controlled institutions of higher educationNative American tribal governments (Federally recognized)Public housing authorities/Indian housing authoritiesNative American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)Nonprofits having ...
Source: Grants.gov - March 11, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Environment Health Source Type: funding

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Optimization of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01)
Funding Opportunity PAR-16-128 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The mission of the NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) program is to develop new and improved therapeutics to treat and/or prevent injuries resulting from exposure to chemical threats. Chemical threats are toxic chemicals that could be used in a terrorist attack or accidentally released from industrial production, storage or shipping. They include traditional chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals and materials. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requests research applications seeking support for re...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - March 10, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Identification of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01)
Funding Opportunity PAR-16-129 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The mission of the NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) program is to develop new and improved therapeutics to treat and/or prevent injuries resulting from exposure to chemical threats. Chemical threats are toxic chemicals that could be used in a terrorist attack or accidentally released from industrial production, storage or shipping. They include traditional chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals and materials. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requests new research applications for Cooperative Ag...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - March 10, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Optimization of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01)
(Source: NINDS Funding Announcements: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
Source: NINDS Funding Announcements: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - March 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: funding

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Identification of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01)
(Source: NINDS Funding Announcements: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
Source: NINDS Funding Announcements: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - March 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: funding

Notice of NIDDK's Withdrawal from Participation in PAR-14-284 "High Throughput Screening (HTS) to Discover Chemical Probes (R01)"
Notice NOT-DK-16-013 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA))
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - March 9, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Publication Impact of NIH-funded Research – A First Look
In a recent PNAS commentary, Daniel Shapiro and Kent Vrana of Pennsylvania State University, argue that “Celebrating R and D expenditures badly misses the point.” Instead of focusing on how much money is spent, the research enterprise should instead focus on its outcomes – its discoveries that advance knowledge and lead to improvements in health. Of course, as we’ve noted before, measuring research impact is hard, and there is no gold standard. But for now, let’s take a look at one measure of productivity, namely the publication of highly-cited papers. Some in the research community suggest th...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - March 2, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike bibliometrics citations Funding data impact publications Source Type: funding

Learn More About Addressing Scientific Rigor and Transparency in Your NIH Grant Applications
NIH now requires most research grant applications and most mentored career development award applications to address four areas related to scientific rigor and transparency. We’ve recently updated our frequently asked questions to address common queries ranging from whether the policy applies to your submission, to how much detail to include in addressing each of the four focus areas, such as scientific premise. As you’re developing your application, be sure to check out the FAQs if you’re looking for additional clarity on how NIH’s rigor and reproducibility policies ap...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - February 29, 2016 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Source Type: funding

What Kind of Information Should I Include in My Application’s Resource Authentication Plan?
If you are submitting a research or career development application and plan to propose the use of key biological and/or chemical resources, then you need to address in your application how you intend to authenticate these resources. For due dates between now and May 24, 2016, the authentication plan should be included as an additional attachment (not as part of the research strategy) and it should be brief – no more than one page is suggested. The plan should include a description of the methods proposed to authenticate key resources prior to use and at regular intervals, if appropriate. Key resou...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - February 29, 2016 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: You Ask, We Answer Source Type: funding

Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion Conducting Solids (IONICS)
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001478 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 81.135Eligible Applicants Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"Agency Name: DOE-ARPAEClosing Date: Mar 28, 2016Award Ceiling: $10,000,000Expected Number of Awards: 15Creation Date: Feb 26, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion Co...
Source: Grants.gov - February 27, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

Evaluating Strategic Weed Management to Reduce Pesticide Use and Improve Effectiveness on F.E. Warren Air Force Base
Funding Opportunity Number: F16AS00116 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)CFDA Number: 15.608Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: DOI-FWSClosing Date: Mar 03, 2016Award Ceiling: $500,000Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Feb 25, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: Evaluate the efficacy of targeted grazing by small rumin...
Source: Grants.gov - February 25, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Other (see text field entitled Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity for clarification) Source Type: funding

THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS- Using Diatoms as a biomonitoring tool to identify and interpret changes in water quality of Great Lakes Network parks-THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
The objective is to identify diatoms collected from lake sediment and analyze water samples for nutrient and chlorophyll levels. STATEMENT OF JOINT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN: The principal investigator and NPS GLKN Aquatic Ecologist will jointly serve as co-investigators and project managers throughout the project. The co-investigators, along with the Midwest Regional Aquatic Ecologist, will collaborate on data analysis and interpretation, and will serve as co-authors on any final reports and/or peer-reviewed journal articles arising from the project. National Park Service and Recipient Tasks follow: RECIPIENT I...
Source: Grants.gov - February 19, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program
Funding Opportunity Number: 16-540 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 47.076Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: NSFClosing Date: May 16, 2016Award Ceiling: $5,000,000Expected Number of Awards: 80Creation Date: Feb 17, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce isa significant contributorto maintaining the co...
Source: Grants.gov - February 18, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001526: Biofuels & Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001526 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: OtherCategory of Funding Activity: EnergyCFDA Number: 81.087Eligible Applicants Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"Agency Name: DOE-GFOClosing Date: Mar 04, 2016Award Ceiling: $100Expected Number of Awards: 0Creation Date: Feb 12, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories and other biofuels an...
Source: Grants.gov - February 13, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Energy Source Type: funding

Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-16-NPD-040-000-99 Opportunity Category: ContinuationFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Disaster Prevention and ReliefCFDA Number: 97.040Eligible Applicants State governmentsAgency Name: DHS-DHSClosing Date: Apr 01, 2016Award Ceiling: $0Expected Number of Awards: 2Creation Date: Feb 11, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: CSEPP is funded under the chemical demilitarization program, a major defense acquisition program executed by the Army. CSEPP augments the Army’s Chemical Materials Activity (CMA), whose mission is to safely sto...
Source: Grants.gov - February 11, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Disaster Prevention and Relief Source Type: funding

Energy Frontier Research Centers
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001514 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 81.049Eligible Applicants Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"Agency Name: PAMS-SCClosing Date: Apr 19, 2016Award Ceiling: $4,000,000Expected Number of Awards: 5Creation Date: Feb 08, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sc...
Source: Grants.gov - February 8, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001433 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: EnergyCFDA Number: 81.087Eligible Applicants Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"Agency Name: DOE-GFOClosing Date: Apr 15, 2016Award Ceiling: $8,000,000Expected Number of Awards: 7Creation Date: Feb 08, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announ...
Source: Grants.gov - February 8, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Energy Source Type: funding

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology
Funding Opportunity Number: 16-536 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 47.050Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: NSFClosing Date: Proposals accepted anytimeAward Ceiling: Expected Number of Awards: 30Creation Date: Feb 03, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology supports studies of: (1) the changing aspects of life, ecology, environments, and biogeogra...
Source: Grants.gov - February 5, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

Climate Model Development and Validation
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001530 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 81.049Eligible Applicants Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"Agency Name: PAMS-SCClosing Date: Mar 25, 2016Award Ceiling: $300,000Expected Number of Awards: 2Creation Date: Feb 05, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: The Climate Model Development and Validation (CMDV...
Source: Grants.gov - February 5, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

Request for Information (RFI): NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Investigator-Industry Partnerships
Notice NOT-NS-16-005 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA))
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - February 3, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: funding

2016 Broad Agency Announcement
Funding Opportunity Number: W912HZ-16-BAA-01 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementGrantProcurement ContractCategory of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)CFDA Number: 12.630Eligible Applicants Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"Agency Name: DOD-COE-ERDCClosing Date: Jan 31, 2017Award Ceiling: Expected Number of Awards: Creation Date: Jan 29, 2016Funding ...
Source: Grants.gov - January 30, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Other (see text field entitled Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity for clarification) Source Type: funding

Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources in NIH Grant Applications
The fourth and final segment in our series on rigor and transparency in research grant and career development award applications focuses on authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources. Research performed with unreliable or misidentified resources can negate years of hard work and eliminate any chance for a study to be reproduced or expanded upon. For this reason, it is imperative that researchers regularly authenticate key resources used in their research. Updated application instructions under “Additional Attachments” ask the applicant to: Briefly describe methods to ensure the identity and vali...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 29, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike applications authentication reagents reproducibility Resources rigor Source Type: funding

Consideration of Relevant Biological Variables in NIH Grant Applications
In part three of our series on rigor and transparency in research grant and career development award applications, we focus on consideration of relevant biological variables. Updated instructions for the Approach section of the Research Strategy ask the applicant to: Explain how relevant biological variables, such as sex, are factored into research designs and analyses for studies in vertebrate animals and humans. For example, strong justification from the scientific literature, preliminary data, or other relevant considerations, must be provided for applications proposing to study only one sex. Several blog posts have bee...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 29, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike applications biological variables reproducibility Resources rigor SABV Source Type: funding

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Hawaii/Pacific Islands CESU
Funding Opportunity Number: G16AS00027 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 15.808Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: DOI-USGS1Closing Date: Feb 12, 2016Award Ceiling: $79,994Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Jan 27, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: The US Geological Survey, John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis, is offering a funding opportu...
Source: Grants.gov - January 29, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

Scientific Premise in NIH Grant Applications
The NIH recently implemented updates to research grant and career development award applications aimed at enhancing reproducibility through rigor and transparency with a focus on four areas: scientific premise, rigorous experimental design, consideration of relevant biological variables, and authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources. This post is the first in a series addressing each of these four areas, starting with scientific premise. To better understand what scientific premise is, and why it warrants specific attention in grant review, let’s consider the type of data often used by applicants in ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 28, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike applications premise reproducibility Resources rigor Source Type: funding

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - SSE & SSI
Funding Opportunity Number: 16-532 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 47.04147.04947.05047.07047.07447.07547.076Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: NSFClosing Date: Apr 26, 2016Award Ceiling: Expected Number of Awards: Creation Date: Jan 20, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: Software is an integral enabler of computation, experiment and theory and a primary modality for realizing t...
Source: Grants.gov - January 21, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

Energy-Efficient Computing: from Devices to Architectures
Funding Opportunity Number: 16-526 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 47.04147.070Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: NSFClosing Date: Mar 28, 2016Award Ceiling: $1,600,000Expected Number of Awards: 8Creation Date: Dec 30, 2015Funding Opportunity Description: There is a consensus across the many industries touched by our ubiquitous computing infrastructure that future performance imp...
Source: Grants.gov - January 14, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

Updates on Addressing Rigor in Your NIH Applications
As NIH moves ahead with implementing measures to enhance rigor, transparency and reproducibility in NIH-supported research, I’d like to give a brief update on these efforts, and highlight some important timeline changes for implementation in applications for institutional training grants (T), institutional career development awards (K12), and individual fellowships (F). To briefly recap, in October, NIH announced updates to the application instructions and review criteria for most research grants and individual mentored career development awards. These updates instruct applicants to address four key areas NIH deems i...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 11, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Grants policy reproducibility rigor Training Source Type: funding

Notice to Correct Submission Instructions on the Number of Scientific Cores Allowed for PAR-15-146 "Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54)"
(Source: NINDS Funding Announcements: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
Source: NINDS Funding Announcements: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - January 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: funding

Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels (No. DE-FOA-0001433)
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001434 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: EnergyCFDA Number: 81.087Eligible Applicants Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"Agency Name: DOE-GFOClosing Date: Applications are not being solicited for the Notice of Intent.Award Ceiling: $2Expected Number of Awards: 0Creation Date: Dec 22, 2015Funding Opportunity Description: The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EER...
Source: Grants.gov - December 23, 2015 Category: Research Tags: Energy Source Type: funding

Novel Instrumental Techniques for Basic Energy Research: Electrochemistry and Quantum Materials
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001480 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 81.049Eligible Applicants Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"Agency Name: PAMS-SCClosing Date: Apr 04, 2016Award Ceiling: $750,000Expected Number of Awards: 10Creation Date: Dec 16, 2015Funding Opportunity Description: The Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES), U.S. Department of Ene...
Source: Grants.gov - December 17, 2015 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

Notice of New Application Forms Package for RFA-RM-15-011 "Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Metabolomics and Proteomics Chemical Analysis Sites (U24)"
Notice NOT-RM-16-004 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA))
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - December 16, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Notice of New Application Forms Package for RFA-RM-15-010 "Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Genomics, Epigenomics and Transcriptomics Chemical Analysis Sites (U24)"
Notice NOT-RM-16-003 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA))
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - December 16, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Earth System Modeling
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001482 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 81.049Eligible Applicants Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"Agency Name: PAMS-SCClosing Date: Mar 14, 2016Award Ceiling: $350,000Expected Number of Awards: 10Creation Date: Dec 15, 2015Funding Opportunity Description: The Earth System Modeling (ESM) Program in the Cl...
Source: Grants.gov - December 16, 2015 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

Fluid Dynamics Research at the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth (NSF-ISS)
Funding Opportunity Number: 16-518 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and DevelopmentCFDA Number: 43.00747.041Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: NSFClosing Date: Mar 07, 2016Award Ceiling: Expected Number of Awards: Creation Date: Dec 10, 2015Funding Opportunity Description: The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering and Environmental Transport (CBET) in the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundat...
Source: Grants.gov - December 11, 2015 Category: Research Tags: Science and Technology and other Research and Development Source Type: funding

BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early - Stage Research for Large - Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21)
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-EY-16-001 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: EducationHealthIncome Security and Social ServicesCFDA Number: 93.17393.21393.24293.27393.27993.28693.85393.86593.86693.867Eligible Applicants State governmentsCounty governmentsCity or township governmentsSpecial district governmentsIndependent school districtsPublic and State controlled institutions of higher educationNative American tribal governments (Federally recognized)Public housing authorities/Indian housing authoritiesNative American tribal organizations (other than Fe...
Source: Grants.gov - December 11, 2015 Category: Research Tags: Education Health Income Security and Social Services Source Type: funding

BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early - Stage Research for Large - Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21)
Funding Opportunity RFA-EY-16-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. A central goal of the BRAIN Initiative is to understand how electrical and chemical signals code information in neural circuits and give rise to sensations, thoughts, emotions and actions. While currently available technologies can provide some understanding, they may not be sufficient to accomplish this goal. For example, non-invasive technologies are low resolution and/or provide indirect measures such as blood flow, which are imprecise; invasive technologies can provide information at the level of single neurons producing the fundamental b...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - December 11, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: funding