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Today's Grant Opportunities

Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Cooperative Agreement Program (Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology)
2015-NIST-SGIS-01

NIST invites applications from eligible applicants for a program with substantial NIST participation that will support continuous innovation of the electrical grid through the coordination and acceleration of standards development and harmonization and advancement of the interoperability and security of smart grid devices and systems. The applicant will work with NIST in its fulfillment of standards coordination activities as mandated under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA).

 

NIST anticipates funding one multi-year project with a budget and performance period of up to three years for up to approximately $2,100,000, subject to availability of funds. Initial funding that may be obligated under this announcement is approximately $900,000, subject to the availability of FY 16 funds, for the first year. The project may be continued on an annual basis for up to two additional years at a level of up to approximately $700,000 for the second year, and up to approximately $500,000 for the third year, subject to the multi-year funding policy described in Section II.3. of this FFO. In addition, as set forth in Section II.4. of this FFO, the award issued pursuant to this FFO may be renewed by NIST without further competition for a subsequent period of up to two (2) years, based upon the recipient’s satisfactory performance, continued relevance of the project to the mission and priorities of the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Cooperative Agreement Program, and the availability of funds, as described in Section II.4. of this FFO.

 

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, state and local governments, and for-profit organizations, located in the United States and its territories. An eligible organization may work individually or include proposed subawards or contracts with others in a project proposal, effectively forming a team or consortium.

 

 

This program does not require cost sharing. 


Soft Organic Functional Technology (SOFT) (Department of the Air Force – AFRL/RQK - WPAFB)
BAA-AFRL-RQKM-2015-0001

Brief Program Summary: This program is intended to conduct basic and applied research and development of materials technologies associated with both the biotechnology and flexible electronics fields, and is to exploit biology and its processes for use in military applications. Research will address advanced materials, structures, and devices for energy storage/generation/transduction applications as well those for sensing, communication, and opto-electronic applications. Research and development is to focus on the discovery, characterization, development and creation of devices utilizing unique and novel materials that are to be used in Air Force applications. Separate Task Orders will contain specific requirements relative to the technical objectives of SOFT. Some of the key technical areas of interest will include biotechnology, flexible electronics, biomimetic sensors, bio-based fuel contamination, printable electronics, stretchable metals and multifunctional materials.

 

Offerors must furnish company name and address, point of contact, e-mail address, phone number, and a current DD Form 2345 (Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement) before the data will be provided.

 

Communication Between Prospective Offerors and Government Representatives: An overriding principle is to ensure that all potential offerors are treated fairly and equitably. Open discussions with potential offerors are encouraged prior to the proposal submission date. As a caveat, the Air Force PM cannot shed light on possible ideas and technical solutions to potential offerors. The Air Force will guard against disclosure of confidential business and technical information to an offeror that could create an unfair competitive advantage. Further, the Air Force will not lead or direct potential offerors on how to propose an approach or solve a problem. Any relevant information that is conveyed to a potential offeror will be publicly available to all offerors via an amendment to the BAA. The primary points of contact will be the program manager, the contracting officer, and the contract negotiator before and after BAA release. Prospective offerors will be required to submit a certified DD 2345 (Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement) to the PM in order to obtain a Supplemental Data Package.

 

Estimated Program Cost: $45M

 

 

Anticipated Number of Awards: The Air Force anticipates making one award based on this Announcement, but reserves the right to award more or less. 


HHS/ACL/NIDILRR: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program CFDA Number 84.133A-7 (Department of Education)
ED-ACL-GRANTS-042415-001

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)—Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs)—Promoting Universal Design in the Built Environment Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015.

 

 

The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology. The Program’s activities are designed to maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).


Deadline: Pre-Application meeting at 15, 2015 Notice of Intent May 29, 2015 Applications June 23, 2015
Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=ED-ACL-GRANTS-042415-001
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success CFDA Number 84.116G (Department of Education)
ED-GRANTS-042415-001

The purpose of this program is to encourage institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop model programs to support veteran student success in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of veteran students.


2015 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Awards (Harrington Discovery Institute)
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The Harrington Discovery Institute is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2015 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award, an annual program that recognizes physician-scientist innovators in the United States whose research has the potential to change standards of care.

 

Grants of up to $700,000 over two years as well as non-financial support will be awarded to physician-scientists at major academic medical centers  in support of their efforts to advance promising drug discoveries. Selection criteria include innovation, creativity, and potential for impact on human health.

 

The competition is open to physician-scientists at accredited academic medical centers, research institutions, and universities in the United States. Applicants must have a doctorate in medicine and demonstrate exceptional promise.

 

Letters of Intent must be received no later than May 1, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, which will be due on August 3, 2015.

 

 


2015 Young Investigators Awards (Prostate Cancer Foundation )
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The Prostate Cancer Foundation champions investments in human capital  to fast-forward solutions for prostate cancer, with the ultimate goal of ending death and suffering from the disease. As part of this mission, the foundation has issued a Request for Applications for its 2015 Young Investigator Awards.

The annual program is designed to support high-impact research projects in the area of prostate cancer. Priority will be given to “bench to bedside” translational research proposals with the potential to deliver near-term benefit to patients. Grants of $225,000 over three years may be used flexibly to advance the career and research efforts of the awardee. This  includes funding for “protected time” or direct costs associated with experiments. However, every PCF Young Investigator is required to be under the direct supervision of a mentor.

 

Young Investigator awardees are required to attend the annual PCF Scientific Retreat and Young Investigator Day, which is typically held in October, throughout the duration of their award.

 

Applications are encouraged from early-career basic scientists, medical oncologists, pathologists, urologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, public health experts, bioinformaticians, bioengineers, or professionals from any other field that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer.  Applicants may be working in basic, translational, or clinical research and need not be trained specifically in prostate cancer research.  However, applicants should be working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational prostate cancer research. Access to and interaction with a clinical environment, as well as translational prostate cancer physician-scientists, is highly desirable.  

 

To be eligible, applicants should be within six-years of the completion of a professional degree or clinical training (M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., M.D.-Ph.D., or equivalent) and be under the direct supervision of a mentor(s). In addition, applicants should have received no more than $200,000 in current direct research funding from all other sources, including institutional funds.

 

 


2016 Research Grant (Oncology Nursing Society Foundation )
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The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation is seeking Letters of Intent from oncology nursing research projects.

 

Two-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for pilot or feasibility studies or for the development of a new aspect of a program of research. Preference will be given to projects that address ONS’ research priorities.

 

To be eligible, principal investigators must be actively involved in some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research, and be Ph.D.- or D.N.Sc.-prepared. Priority will be given to projects that involve nurses in the design and conduct of the research activity and that promote theoretically based oncology practice. Membership in ONS is not required.

 

Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit complete proposals by September 15, 2015.

 

 


Deadline: Letter of Intent August 15, 2015 Invited Proposals September 15, 2015
Link: http://www.onsfoundation.org/apply/re/RE01
Joint Grant Awards Program (American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation )
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The AAFP Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians, is inviting applications for its 2015 Joint Grant Awards program

 

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of research that poses questions of high relevance to family medicine. Through the program, AAFP seeks to support research of value to the practicing family physician, encourage proposals by junior investigators, and fund pilot studies.

 

 

To be eligible, applicants must be an AAFP member in good standing.


Pulmonary Hypertension Research (American Thoracic Society )
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The American Thoracic Society, in partnership with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, is accepting Letters of Intent for its Proof of Concept Research Grants program.

 

In 2015, ATS is offering grants in two categories: the Jerry Wojociechowski PH Proof of Concept Grant and the Barst Fund Grants.

 

1)     Jerry Wojociechowski PH Proof of Concept Grant: One grant of up to $40,000 will be awarded in support of a new research projects that is in the early exploratory or developmental stage and has the potential to lead to advances in the scientific understanding of pulmonary hypertension. Proposed projects should result in preliminary data that will enable the investigator to apply for support for a larger, hypothesis-driven research project.

2)     Barst Fund Grants: Three grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of research projects in the early exploratory or developmental stage and targeted at the basic sciences, genetics, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, or treatment of pediatric PH. The novel biological, behavioral, or scientific ideas, combined with experienced mentor collaboration, are expected to significantly advance the grantee’s knowledge and, ultimately, the field of pediatric PH.

 

Only U.S.-based clinicians holding an M.D., D.O., or equivalent degree are eligible to apply.

 

LOIs must be received no later than June 5, 2015. Upon review selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications, which must be returned by September 16, 2015.

 

 


Deadline: Letter of Intent June 05, 2015 Invited Applications September 16, 2015
Link: http://www.thoracic.org/professionals/research/research-program-portfolio/grant-for-hire.php
Research Projects (Foundation for Women's Wellness)
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The Foundation for Women’s Wellness is dedicated to improving women’s health by raising support for innovative early-stage research and education.

 

To advance this mission, FWW is inviting proposals for its 2015 Women's Health Research Awards, an annual program that supports small, short-term studies with promise for improving medical knowledge in cardiovascular disease, leading female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health issues such as pregnancy and menopause, and diseases disproportionately affecting women.

 

In 2015, FWW will award two one-time research awards of $25,000. Priority will be given to projects that have direct clinical application in preventing and/or treating disease, studies with the promise of yielding results that will attract larger sources of funding, and proposals that can influence long-term research directions.

 

 

To be eligible, a project's lead investigator must be an M.D. and/or Ph.D. with a faculty appointment (investigator, assistant professor, or higher) at an accredited U.S. medical institution or similar nonprofit medical research institution. In addition, projects should be related to one of FWW’s priority areas, including cardiovascular disease, leading female cancers, hormones’ role in disease and stage-of-life health concerns, diseases or health concerns that disproportionately afflict women, and/or the exploration of gender differences related to the aforementioned topics.


Deadline: June 08, 2015
Link: http://thefww.org/research-awards/
Solid Waste Management Research (EREF Accepting Applications for Sustainable)
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The Environmental Research and Education Foundation is accepting applications for its Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management program.

 

The program supports research projects related to sustainable solid waste management practices, including waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, or other useful products; strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g., organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.); and landfilling. Desirable aspects of the above topics, in addition to or as part of hypothesis driven applied research, also include economic or cost/benefit analyses; feasibility studies for untested technologies or management strategies; life cycle analysis or inventory; and analyses of policies that relate to the above (e.g., extended producer responsibility, recycling goals, carbon legislation, bottle bills, etc).

 

Previously awarded grants have ranged from $15,000 to over $500,000, with the average grant amount roughly $160,000.

 

EREF does not discriminate for any reason against any parties responding to this request for proposals. Proposals will be accepted from outside the United States and from non-academic institutions provided the principal investigators are well-qualified to conduct the research. While postdoctoral personnel can be listed on a submitted proposal, they cannot be listed as a principal investigator.

 

 

Visit the EREF website for complete program guidelines, information about past grantees, and application procedures.


ACI & Career (National Science Foundation – Dear Colleague Letter)
NSF 15-072

The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) invites proposals from junior faculty within the community of scientists, engineers, and educators involved with cyberinfrastructure research to apply to the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program http://www.nsf.gov/career.  ACI's research interests include use-inspired and/or applied multidisciplinary research. Additional context for ACI's interests in this solicitation can be found in "Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21)" at http://www.nsf.gov/cif21. These proposals are due this year on July 21, 2015 and next year on July 20, 2016.

 

CAREER is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's (NSF) most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

 

Within this context, ACI encourages proposals that are either of:

1.     primary interest to ACI, or

2.     primary interest to another division of NSF, and of secondary interest to ACI

 

In both cases, to be of interest to ACI, proposals should promote research, education, and the integration of research and education in projects that:

1.     Contribute to exploration, experimentation, development, and/or deployment of comprehensive, integrated, sustainable, and secure cyberinfrastructure at the campus, regional, national, and/or international scale,

2.     Have an effective cyberinfrastructure impact with clearly defined benefits across multiple research disciplines, and

3.     Build on or complement the existing or upcoming ACI investments, as well as major cyberinfrastructure investments from other NSF divisions.

 

CAREER proposals that seek ACI support should clearly address these issues within the body of the proposal, and should designate ACI as the primary or secondary program during proposal submission.

 

Many general questions are answered in the program's FAQ document, which is available from the CAREER program page http://www.nsf.gov/career.  The FAQ question #34 relates to ACI http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15057/nsf15057.jsp#b34.

 

ACI-specific questions regarding the solicitation should be addressed to Sushil Prasad, sprasad@nsf.gov.

 

Sincerely,

James Kurose, Assistant Director, CISE

 

 


Deadline: July 21, 2015 and next year on July 20, 2016.
Link: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15072/nsf15072.txt?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
NIH-PEPFAR Collaboration on Implementation Science for HIV: Towards an AIDS-free Generation (R01) (DHHS – NIH)
RFA-AI-15-020

The NIH, in collaboration with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) is soliciting applications for implementation science research that will inform delivery and scale-up of efficacious interventions to improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment in Africa.


Deadline: Applications/AIDS Applications July 28, 2015 local time of applicant
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-15-020.html
NIH-PEPFAR Collaboration on Implementation Science for HIV: Towards an AIDS-free Generation (R21) (DHHS – NIH)
RFA-AI-AI-021

The NIH, in collaboration with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) is soliciting applications for implementation science research that will inform delivery and scale-up of efficacious interventions to improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment in Africa.


Deadline: Applications/AIDS Applications July 28, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-15-021.html
Technologies for Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42) - Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant - Phase I Phase II, and Fast Track (DHHS – NIH - NIMHD)
RFA-MD-15-008

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications that propose to develop    a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes.  Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minorities, low-income and rural populations.


Deadline: Letter of Intent June 23, 2015 Applications July 23, 2015
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-15-008.html
Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44) - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track (DHHS – NIH - NIMHD)
RFA-MD-15-009

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop    a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes and in preventing disease and improving health. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minorities, low-income and rural populations.


Deadline: Letter of Intent June 23, 2015 Applications July 23, 2015
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-15-009.html
Public Transportation Resource for Small- and Medium-Sized P3 Initiatives (Transportation Research Board)
TCRP G-15 [RFP]

The USDOT defines public-private partnerships (P3s) as “contractual agreements formed between a public agency and a private sector entity that allow for greater private sector participation in the delivery and financing of transportation projects.” These arrangements may involve a government agency contracting or working collaboratively with a private entity to renovate, construct, operate, maintain, finance, or manage a facility or system. 

 

While research has been conducted to identify examples of P3 initiatives and why they may or may not be applicable for public transportation, such research is limited because the examples tend to be for large-scale P3 initiatives. Little information has been gathered to describe small- and medium-sized P3 initiatives associated with public transportation or to offer best practices for identifying, planning, and implementing such efforts. Information is also needed on the factors that appear to support success and the challenges and barriers that may be encountered for small- and medium-sized P3 initiatives.

 

Research is needed on the different types of small- and medium-sized, planned, and implemented P3 initiatives associated with public transportation. Initiatives may be relatively simple, such as privately sponsored signage on a local bus or shelter, or more complex such as co-development of a transit center for transit-oriented development. While small- and medium-sized P3s may be similar in some ways to large P3 initiatives, there may be important differences that should be recognized.

 

This research should develop a resource offering practical approaches and methods for identifying, initiating, planning, and implementing small- to medium-size P3 initiatives associated with public transportation.

 

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this research is to prepare a resource for public transportation providers in the United States to better understand, evaluate, initiate, plan, and implement small- and medium-sized P3 initiatives. The resource should address why and when to consider P3s for small- and medium-sized initiatives, what types of initiatives may be undertaken, and how to effectively undertake these initiatives. Drawing in part on existing and planned initiatives, the resource should at a minimum address the following pertaining to small- and medium-sized P3 initiatives associated with public transportation:  

 

  • Define the different types of small- and medium-sized P3 initiatives;
  • Identify the potential benefits and risks of different types of small- and medium-sized P3 initiatives, including but not limited to value for money;
  • Assist public transportation providers to identify, evaluate, and screen opportunities for small- and medium-sized P3 initiatives, including whether conditions are favorable for attracting private sector interest;
  • Address the criteria for building a business case for P3 initiatives;
  • Address how local, state, and federal legislation and regulations may affect P3 initiatives for public transportation;
  • Address the roles and responsibilities of public and private participants, including required expertise and the need for leaders and champions;
  • Address funding and financing options for P3 initiatives; and
  • Identify barriers and challenges to planning and implementing P3 initiatives and how they may be overcome.

Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grant Program (Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture)
USDA-NIFA-FBMB-005115

NIFA requests applications for the Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program for fiscal year (FY) 2015 to improve the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers, and maintain the national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management. The amount available for support of this program in FY 2015 is approximately $1.35 million.

 

The Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Program outlined in this RFA seeks to expand upon work begun in FY 2010 to improve the farm management knowledge and skills of individuals directly involved in the production agriculture. Specifically, FY 2015 applications are being solicited to address one (1) or more of the following objectives:

1.     Maintain and expand the already established national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management for producers of a variety of crops and livestock throughout multiple regions of the United States.

2.     Establish or expand collaborative farm management and producer association partnerships with the existing national farm financial management and benchmarking database to improve the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers.

 

In addition, applications may address one (1) or more of the following objectives:

1.     Advance data gathering and conduct research on cost of production, farm profitability factors, and farm policy.

2.     Develop or expand cooperation and data sharing among existing farm management associations and farm business management education programs across the nation to convert their financial analysis activities to a uniform system.

3.     Provide training, assistance, and software to states with farm management associations to facilitate uniform financial procedures and software.

4.     Improve the profitability and competitiveness of small and medium-sized farms and ranches by providing access to high quality, uniform farm business management benchmarking information.

5.     Improve producers’ abilities to successfully manage their agricultural operations through periods of high risk, volatility, and financial stress.

 

 

FBMB encourages projects that develop content and programs suitable for delivery through the Cooperative Extension System’s eXtension Initiative. You may use funds to contribute to existing Communities of Practice (CoP) focused on FBMB. Projects must align with the eXtension vision, mission, and values. You must have a letter of acknowledgement from eXtension; you may also need a letter of support from one (1) or more of the Communities of Practice. For detailed guidance on how to partner with eXtension, go to http://create.extension.org/node/2057


Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) (Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture)
USDA-NIFA-OP-005055

NIFA requests applications for the Alfalfa and Forage Research Program for fiscal year (FY) 2015 to improve alfalfa forage yield and seed yield of crops grown for propagation, improve persistence of plantings, reduce pest pressure for both forage and seed production, improve genetic quality of commercial cultivars, and reduce losses during harvest and storage. The amount available for support of this program in FY 2015 is approximately $1.25 million.

 

The Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) supports integrated, collaborative research and technology transfer to improve the efficiency and sustainability of conventional and organic forage production systems. AFRP encourages projects that establish multi-disciplinary networks to address priority national or regional science needs of the forage industry. By bringing together expertise from multiple organizations and states, these projects will have greater impact and will enhance the effectiveness of limited state, federal and industry resources.

In FY 2015, AFRP will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems.

NIFA is soliciting applications for the FY 2015 under the following areas:

1.     Improving alfalfa forage yield and seed yield through better nutrient, water and/or pest management;

2.     Improving persistence of alfalfa stands by lessening biotic or abiotic stresses;

3.     Improving alfalfa forage and seed harvesting and storage systems to optimize economic returns;

4.     Improving estimates of alfalfa forage quality as an animal feed to increase forage usage in animal feeds; and/or

5.     Breeding to address biotic and abiotic stresses that impact alfalfa forage yield and persistence and the production of seed for propagation.

 

 

AFRP applications must integrate research and extension objectives and must represent a collaboration of at least three states, two of which must be from the same region (see table below). The decision on which states should reside in each region is based on the farm gate value of alfalfa and forage in the states as reported by National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS).


Broad Agency Announcement for Advanced Navigation Technologies for Missile Applications (Department of the Army)
W31P4Q15R0100

The US Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) is interested in receiving proposals from offerors capable of utilizing new and innovative technologies to satisfy Government requirements to advance the capabilities in research, development and testing of navigation systems and components with application to Army Long Range Missile Systems and Air/Missile Defense Systems. This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is focused on developing advanced navigation system and component technologies and integration techniques that are affordable and will assure precise navigation in Global Positioning System (GPS) challenged environments for target engagements from 30 to 499 km.

 

Due to technology transition objectives, proposals are requested from offerors that have capabilities in research, development, fabrication, integration and testing of missile navigation system technologies along with the experience and capabilities to produce navigation components and systems for high performance long range ground-to-ground and ground-to-air missile applications.

 

Proposals will be evaluated only if they are for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state of the art or increasing knowledge and understanding. Proposals focused on specific devices or components are beyond the scope of this BAA.

 

Proposals are expected to be for cutting-edge innovative research that could produce discoveries that would have a significant impact on enabling new and improved Army operational capabilities and related technologies. The specific research areas and topics of interest described in this document should be viewed as suggestive, rather than limiting. The AMRDEC is interested in considering new innovative research concepts of relevance to the Army.

 

Upon receipt, a concept paper will be evaluated by a team of Government technical experts. Acknowledgement of receipt of concept papers will not be made, and concept papers will not be returned. Offerors whose concept papers receive a favorable evaluation will likely be encouraged to prepare a complete proposal in accordance with instructions contained in this BAA.

 

Proposals with new and innovative technologies are requested which could enhance the state-of-the-art and scientific knowledge for the technical areas listed below. These technologies are needed to support the engagement of targets at extended ranges (out to 499 km) under all conditions and are critical to enabling the U.S. Army to provide long range ground-to-ground based missiles in a GPS degraded/denied environment that counters enemy anti-access and area denial (A2/AD) advantages.

 

(1)   Inertial Navigation Technology - High performance navigation grade inertial navigation sensors are currently too large and costly to support the objectives of the future long range missile programs. The current and future missile programs within the Army have requirements for minimizing Cost, Size, Weight and Power (CSWaP). This program is focused on developing highly accurate, low cost inertial sensors for precision navigation in GPS degraded environments while minimizing CSWaP.

(2)   Vision-based Navigation Technology - Vision based navigation technology has been limited to demonstrations on aircraft and land vehicles. The application of vision based navigation to long range missiles systems is currently unproven. The ability to track objects, perform georegistration, and to generate optical flow measurements from a high dynamic, high temperature, high altitude missile is extremely challenging. Advancements in high temperature optics, and sensors are required for long range missile systems to enable precision navigation for missile systems operating in GPS degraded or denied environments.

(3)   Celestial Sensors - Historically celestial sensors require very large and costly optical components and stabilized platforms in order to provide precision navigation solutions. These conventional designs are not suited for the low- CSWaP demands of current missile systems. Advancements are needed in developing low cost strap-down optical sensors and algorithms capable of providing precision navigation for missile systems operating in GPS degraded or denied environments.

(4)   Integration Architectures - Conventional navigation focuses on adding one or two sensors in addition to GPS to form an integrated navigation system. Advancements in system architecture design and navigation filtering algorithms are required to enable the use multiple sensors such as laser altimeters, cameras, magnetometers, and Radio Frequency (RF) seekers develop a robust navigation in all operational environments.

(5)   Other potential sensors and navigation aids that will be considered for long range missile application, which may include terrain mapping, signals of opportunity, robust GPS (including Anti-Jam technologies), network assisted navigation and pseudolites. 

 

 


FY15 Peer Reviewed Cancer Career Development Award (Department of Defense - Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA)
W81XWH-15-PRCRP-CDA

Applications to the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) are being solicited for the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development, and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate, by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the DHA RDA Directorate manages and executes the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The executing agent for this Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The PRCRP was initiated in 2009 to provide support for cancer research of exceptional scientific merit not addressed by the breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer (excluding mesothelioma), and ovarian cancer research programs executed and managed by the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Appropriations for the PRCRP from FY09 through FY14 totaled $99.8 million (M). The FY15 appropriation is $50M.

 

 

The goal of the PRCRP is to improve quality of life by decreasing the impact of cancer on active duty Service members, their families, and the American public. The PRCRP is charged by Congress with the mission to investigate cancer risks that may be relevant to active duty Service members, their families, and other military beneficiaries.


Deadline: Pre-Application June 01, 2015 Invite to submit July 01, 2015 Applications August 25, 2015
Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=W81XWH-15-PRCRP-CDA
FY15 Peer Reviewed Cancer Translational Team Science Award (Department of Defense - Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA)
W81XWH-15-PRCRP-TTSA

Applications to the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) are being solicited for the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development, and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate, by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the DHA RDA Directorate manages and executes the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The executing agent for this Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The PRCRP was initiated in 2009 to provide support for cancer research of exceptional scientific merit not addressed by the breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer research programs executed and managed by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Appropriations for the PRCRP from FY09 through FY14 totaled $99.8 million (M). The FY15 appropriation is $50M.

 

The goal of the PRCRP is to improve quality of life by decreasing the impact of cancer on active duty Service members, their families, and the American public. The PRCRP is charged by Congress with the mission to investigate cancer risks that may be relevant to active duty Service members, their families, and other military beneficiaries.

 

To be considered for funding, applications for the PRCRP Translational Team Science Award must address at least one of the Topic Areas as directed by Congress. Research applications in the areas of breast, prostate, lung (excluding mesothelioma), or ovarian cancer will not be accepted. The FY15 PRCRP Topic Areas are listed below.

• Colorectal cancer

• Genetic cancer research

• Kidney cancer

• Listeria vaccine for cancer

• Liver cancer (New for FY15)

• Melanoma and other skin cancers

• Mesothelioma

• Myeloproliferative disorders

• Neuroblastoma

• Pancreatic cancer

 

• Stomach cancer (New for FY15) 


Deadline: Pre-Applications June 16, 2015 Invite to submit August 06, 2015 Applications September 29, 2015
Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=W81XWH-15-PRCRP-TTSA
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