Federal Funding

Therapies May Improve Stroke Survival Rates

The program supports research on restoring the flow of blood to an organ or tissue, typically after a heart attack or stroke. Applicants will test accompanying therapies that may improve success rates when done in conjunction with restoring the blood flow.

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911 Call Centers to Upgrade Equipment

The program supports 911 call centers nationwide in upgrading their equipment and operations so citizens, first responders and 911 call-takers can use digital, IP-based, broadband-enabled technologies to coordinate emergency responses.

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Governments to Prepare for Natural Disasters

State, tribal and local governments use these grants to implement and sustain cost-effective measures to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards. The ultimate goal is to reduce reliance on federal funding for future disasters.

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States to Meet Primary Care Needs

The program supports state activities to provide primary care services. This includes promoting the recruitment and retention of health care providers to fulfill identified needs and working with other state or territorial agencies, as well as organizations outside of the state whose policies affect health care services.

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Dislocated Workers to Receive Assistance

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 Gauge Arts Impact

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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Materials, Pilot to Promote Workforce Safety

Grantees will provide training and education programs for workers and employers on safety and health hazards in the workplace and inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under federal law.

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Research to Ensure Safe Human Spaceflight

The program supports research ensuring safe and productive human spaceflight and space exploration. The research will correspond with five elements: (1) space radiation; (2) human health countermeasures; (3) exploration medical capability; (4) human factors and behavioral performance; and (5) international space station medical projects.

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Tribes to Protect Endangered Marine Species

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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Housing Counselors to Receive Training on Six Core Topics

These funds provide, under cooperative agreements with HUD, training activities to improve and standardize the quality of counseling provided by housing counselors employed by participating agencies. The goal is to maintain a professional and effective housing counseling industry that is able to meaningfully assist consumers by providing them with the information they need to make informed housing choices.

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Studies to Develop Non-Opioid Options

The program supports research to develop non-opioid therapeutic options for the treatment of pain conditions. Although research can include animal studies, it must also include preliminary human validation research using carefully standardized human samples or human clinical studies.

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School Districts to Develop Emergency Operations Plans

SEAs will use these funds to assist school districts in developing high-quality school emergency operations plans. School districts will receive training and technical assistance on; best practices to develop school emergency plans; memoranda of understanding development with community partners (local government, law enforcement, public safety or emergency management, public health, and mental health agencies); and National Incident Management System implementation.

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Nationwide Cohort to Focus on Cancer Health Disparities

The program supports research on the causes of cancer health disparities. The agency seeks to create a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of basic research expertise in cancer health disparities.

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Collaboration to Result in Direct Health Services

The program supports community-based services aimed at improving the health status of children, adolescents and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services. The funding goes for collaboration between local pediatric providers and community leaders in an effort to provide quality health care and preventive health services to the target populations. These funds go for direct service, not research projects.

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Graduate Students To Study Social Processes

The program supports research by Ph.D. students on all forms of human social organization (societies, institutions, groups and demography) and processes of individual and institutional change. The program encourages investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes, including organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation and the sociology of science and technology.

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Data to Guide Media Approaches to Prevent Cancer

The program supports research on using media to prevent, detect, control and treat cancer. Applicants can choose among several analytic approaches, methods and data sources to use in their studies, including social media data mining, online social network analysis, crowdsourcing research tools, and online search data.

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Updated Minority Faculty Guidance Due Early Next Year

The program supports individual faculty or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges and Universities pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students or general audiences.

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Investigations to Uncover Substance Abuse Differences

The program supports substance abuse research. The two objectives are to (1) advance identification of male-female differences in drug and alcohol research outcomes; and (2) research specific to women or highly relevant to women.

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Providers to Adopt Alzheimer’s Recommendations

The program supports Alzheimer’s research in long-term services and support settings. These studies are intended to produce results that can be directly adopted by healthcare providers, patients or caregivers. Successful applications will: (1) improve quality of care of persons with dementia; (2) improve quality of life for persons with dementia and their informal caregivers; (3) deliver more patient-focused, cost- effective care in long-term setting; and (4) reduce disparities in long-term care.

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Community Colleges to Upgrade Cybersecurity Programs

The program supports a pilot to implement technological upgrades for cybersecurity education programs at community colleges. The grantees will work closely with three centers operated by community colleges and funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education. These centers, which support cybersecurity education at all community colleges, are: (1) the National CyberWatch Center, based at Prince George’s Community College (Largo, MD); (2) CyberWatch West Center, based at Whatcom Community College (Bellingham, WA); and (3) Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), based at Moraine Valley Community College (Palos Hills, IL). These centers coordinate a large network of affiliated institutions, including more than 100 community colleges.

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National Effort to Produce Pediatric Health Specialists

The program will create a national research program to develop and train junior faculty in pediatric critical care medicine and trauma surgery. NIH believes the program is necessary to fuel the pipeline of well-trained young investigators and advance research in these two clinically demanding fields.

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Regional Hubs to Improve Psychosis Care

The program supports EPINET regional scientific hubs in conducting research to improve care for persons in the early stages of psychotic illness. Each EPINET regional scientific hub will link multiple early psychosis clinical service programs through (1) standard measures of early psychosis clinical features, services and treatment outcomes; (2) informatics tools to collect de-identified, person-level data across sites; and (3) a unified approach for aggregating and analyzing pooled data.

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Experienced Researchers to Advance Cancer Objectives

The program provides long-term support to accomplished investigators with outstanding records of cancer research productivity. The goal is to allow investigators the opportunity to take greater risks, be more adventurous in their lines of inquiry or take the time to develop new techniques.

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Novice Investigators to Conduct Genomics Research

The program supports genomics research by creative investigators, early in their careers, who are part of consortia, large research groups, or other team science efforts. The investigators will have some flexibility to pursue their new ideas and take advantage of opportunities that arise during the course of this award.

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Projects to Prevent Non-Marital Sexual Activity

The program supports sexual risk avoidance education programs to teach youth to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity. The program’s goals are to empower participants to make healthy decisions and provide tools and resources to prevent pregnancy, STIs, and engagement in other risky behaviors.

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Education Fellowships to Focus on Areas of National Need

The program supports graduate fellowships for students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution. The fellowships must focus on the following two areas of national need: (1) computer and information sciences; and (2) professional engineering. A Federal Register notice outlines the specific specializations under each area of national need.

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NSF Seeks to Gain Neural, Cognitive Insights

This program supports transformative and integrative research to accelerate understanding of neural and cognitive systems. NSF seeks exceptional proposals that are bold, potentially risky and transcend the perspectives and approaches typical of disciplinary research programs.

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Activities to Focus on Heart, Lung, Blood Issues

The program supports heart, lung, blood and sleep disease cohort studies following at least 2,000 participants. Through this competition, NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute will support activities to establish new cohorts, including identification and recruitment of participants and detailed baseline data collection.

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New Technologies to Advance Astronomy

The program supports research to develop new technologies and instrumentation for astronomy and astrophysics. Proposals may include hardware and software development and analysis to enable new types of astronomical observations.

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Methods to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes

The program supports research on novel methods for studying the placenta in vivo with the ultimate goal of human use across pregnancy. Special consideration will be given to applications developing methods applicable throughout pregnancy.

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Grantees to Guide NSF’s Computing Agenda

Grantees will pursue ambitious research agendas to define the future of computing and information. In planning projects, investigators are encouraged to come together within or across departments or institutions to combine their creative talents in the identification of compelling, transformative research agendas.

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Training to Address Security Gaps

The program supports training solutions to address specific national preparedness gaps. Grantees will create training that will be accessible to a nationwide audience.

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Scientists to Become Senior Research Leaders

The program supports early career physician-scientists trained in medical or surgical specialties and dentist-scientists in launching careers as future leaders in aging- or geriatric-focused research. The program provides small grants to conduct transdisciplinary research on aging or in geriatrics research that will yield pilot data for subsequent aging- or geriatrics-focused research projects.

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States to Provide Technical Assistance to School Districts

The program supports SEAs in developing statewide systems of support and technical assistance for school districts and schools to implement initiatives to improve behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for all students.

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Foundation, Agency Join Forces on Humanities Solicitation

The program makes outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost e-book technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print. The program is jointly sponsored by NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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