Federal Funding

Next Generation to Enhance Grid

The program supports research to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms to improve the modern power grid. The program is a partnership between NSF’s Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation and the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the Energy Dept.

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Applications Due Sept. 26

The program supports the development of highly innovative technologies to improve the quality of the samples used for cancer research or clinical care. This includes new capabilities to process, handle and store cancer-relevant biospecimens.

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Centers to Promote Partnerships

The program creates research centers that support long-term partnerships among industry, academe and government. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty.

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Databases to Advance HIV Monitoring

The program supports research collaborations to study and optimize approaches to monitor HIV transmission. The long-range goal is to leverage existing databases and support innovations to better inform testing, treatment and prevention efforts.

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Matching Funds to Stimulate Humanities

The program provides matching grants to stimulate humanities activities in areas underserved by NEH’s grantmaking divisions and offices. Grantees will use the funds to establish and undertake new humanities programs.

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Studies to Focus on Embryo Development

The program supports research on birth defects. The researchers must focus on systems developmental biology, a type of research focused on embryonic development.

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Public to Participate in Safety Decisions

The program supports technical assistance for communities to analyze pipeline safety issues and promote public participation in official proceedings pertaining to these issues. The overall goal is to strengthen the depth and quality of public participation in pipeline safety matters.

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Applications Due Sept. 30

The program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners, tribes and schools on a voluntary basis to help meet the habitat needs of federal trust species.

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Undergraduate STEM Education to Improve

Grantees use these funds to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education for minority students. HBCU-UP supports undergraduate STEM education and research at HBCUs as a means to broaden participation of minorities in the nation’s STEM workforce. The program provides awards to develop, implement and study evidence-based innovative models and approaches for improving the preparation and success of HBCU undergraduate students so that they may pursue STEM graduate programs and careers.

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Consortium to Target Childhood Cancers

The program supports research on the genetics of childhood cancers. The goal is to establish a consortium of research teams to advance NIH’s understanding of the biology and mechanisms of pediatric cancers, and to apply this knowledge towards developing targeted therapeutic approaches.

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Researchers to Focus on Pathways

The program supports research in the interplay between cell death pathways in high-risk and drug resistant cancers. The lack of knowledge of cell death mechanisms is one of the hallmarks of cancer contributing to tumor progression, metastases and resistance to therapy.

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Studies to Uncover Value of Arts

The program supports research that investigates the value and impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and with other domains of American life.

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Applications to Mitigate Fire Effects

The program supports the development of applications that mitigate the effects of fire. It aims to identify and understand the controlling basic principles and use that knowledge to create predictive capabilities for designing and optimizing practical combustion devices.

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Research to Benefit Industries

The program supports research on chemical processes central to the biochemical, bioprocessing, materials, energy and pharmaceutical industries. The program encourages proposals addressing long standing challenges and emerging research areas and technologies and integrating education and research.

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Military Families to Receive Tools, Resources

The program supports initiatives to improve the overall well-being of military service members and their families. The program seeks to achieve three goals: (1) the delivery of timely, quality research reports at the request of the Defense Dept.; (2) an up-to-date online library of current research related to the well-being of military families; and (3) professional development opportunities, tools and resources for youth development professionals that are based on best practices and nationally-recognized standards for quality.

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Partnerships to Conduct Research

The program supports research on boosting the human metabolism. Interdisciplinary approaches and partnerships among metabolomics experts, biomedical researchers, chemists and computational experts are keys to securing these funds.

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Grantees to Study Implications of Genome Research

The program supports ethical, legal and social implications of human genome research. Applications may propose studies using either single or mixed methods. Proposed approaches may include data-generating qualitative and quantitative approaches and legal, economic and normative analysis.

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Fellows to Conduct Research

The program supports fellows in conducting research on the social, behavioral and economic sciences. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (1) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences; and (2) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences.

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Public to Receive Housing Information

The program supports developing, implementing, carrying out or coordinating education and outreach programs designed to inform the public about their rights and obligations under the fair housing law. This year, EOI has two funding components: (1) National-Based Programs: National Media Campaign Component; and (2) Regional/Local/Community Based Program: General Component.

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Preservation, History Grants Available

FHIP provides funding to assist individuals who believe that they have been victims of housing discrimination. PEI assists FHOs in the investigation and enforcement of alleged Federal Housing Administration (FHA) violations.

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Job Training to Aid Dislocated

The program supports job training that provides dislocated workers, who are unlikely to return to previous occupations, an opportunity to retool and re-engage in high-growth sectors of the economy.

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Studies to Focus on Dual Learners

The program supports research on the typical and atypical patterns of language and literacy development of dual language learners in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of advances in the language sciences and related fields to identify and clarify specific cognitive, linguistic, neurobiological and sociocultural factors associated with normal and impaired language and literacy acquisition in young DLL populations.

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Communities to Prepare for Incidents

The new program supports national outreach and training programs to: assist communities in preparing for and responding to accidents and incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials; and train state and local personnel responsible for enforcing the safe transportation of hazardous materials.

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Approaches to Enhance Data Analysis

The program supports research on challenges in analyzing and interpreting metabolomics or chemical processes in the human body. Specifically, successful awardees will develop new or enhanced computational approaches or tools that facilitate metabolomics data analysis, interpretation, and integration.

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Researchers to Determine Effects of E-Cigarettes

The program supports research on the effects of e-cigarettes on the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, alone or in combination. Studies involving clinical populations, animal models and cell preparations are considered responsive. Research may examine the effects of the whole e-cigarette aerosol or of individual components or constituents.

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Preservation, History Grants Available

The program will document, interpret and preserve the sites related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The NPS 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites, will serve as the reference document in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties.

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Awardees to Preserve Collections

The program preserves large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations. Funds go for preventive conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections.

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Agency Seeks to Reduce Infections

The program supports large research projects to develop methods to detect, prevent and reduce healthcare-associated infections, which patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a healthcare setting. These infections are a significant cause of preventable illness and death in the United States.

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Tribal Conservation Projects Vie for Funding

Through this program, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service supports conservation programs by tribes for marine species that are endangered, threatened or may be a new species. The funding also may be used for post-delisting monitoring of recovered species.

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Laboratories to Study Earth

The program supports training on advanced instrumentation used in Earth science research. Technician support duties that promote human resource development and education are expected to be an integral part of proposals. Efforts to support participation of underrepresented groups in laboratory and field instrument use and training are encouraged.

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Technology to Prevent Illness

The program supports research to develop technologies that improves patient outcomes. Relevant areas of technology include remote healthcare delivery to patients via telehealth, robotics to enhance medication adherence, on-site care delivery, mobile heath and web-based decision support tools, and others.

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Trials to Enhance Rehabilitation

The program supports research to develop strategies to enhance cardiac rehabilitation of older and vulnerable patients on Medicare. Cardiac rehabilitation, also called cardiac rehab, is a medically supervised program for people who have had a heart attack, heart failure, heart valve surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, or percutaneous coronary intervention. The clinical trials must focus on the following three aspects: (1) patient-related issues; (2) program goals and components; and (3) program setting considerations.

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Counseling, Strategies to Address Barriers

The program supports research on pregnancy among women with disabilities. The studies will improve counseling and strategies for addressing barriers to prenatal care, management of pregnancy and the transition to parenthood. Applicants are encouraged to include women with disabilities and members of the community in the design and conduct of their research.

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Database to Maintain History

The program is creating a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1960 and 1963, from all states and U.S. territories. This free, searchable database (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/) is maintained by the Library of Congress. Approximately 75% of applicants receive an award.

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Tribes to Develop Models

The program supports communities in developing evidence-based and culturally appropriate prevention and treatment approaches to domestic and sexual violence on tribal lands.

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