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Today's Grant Opportunities

Hyperspectral Long Wavelength Infrared (LWIR) Materials Development for Airborne ISR (Department of the Air Force – AFRL/RQK - WPAFB)
BAA-RQKM-2014-0019

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Nanoelectronic Materials Branch (AFRL/RXAN), has a long history of developing infrared materials for space-based launch detection and transitioning technologies to Air Force customers. This new effort will concentrate on new Hyperspectral Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) detector materials for airborne applications. This is a technology development program designed to advance LWIR detector materials growth and/or processing procedures to meet the future requirements for Airborne ISR hyperspectral imaging.


Research and Development in Antenna and Electromagnetic Technology (RaDiAEM) (Department of the Air Force – AFRL/RQK - WPAFB)
BAA-RQKS-2014-0009

The objective of this contract is to conduct basic, applied, and advanced R&D to advance antenna, electromagnetic (EM), and Plasma Physics technologies that contribute to Global Integrated Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (GIISR), Air/Space Superiority, Global Precision Attack, Hypersonic, and Special Operations. The performer of this contract shall make advances in phenomenology, modeling & simulation, signal processing, system design, system development, and test and evaluation of antennas, EM systems and sensors.  The R&D will enhance programs supporting two major products: NexGen RF Sensing for Contested Spectrum Environments and Passive RF Sensing in Anti-Access/Denied Environments.

 

The AFRL/RYMH Facilities Tour:  Two tours of the available AFRL Laboratory facilities will be conducted for the RaDiAEM Program on 29 April 2014.  The first tour will take place from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and the second tour will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. local time. These facilities are available for performance of the effort and the tours are intended to provide potential offerors with the additional benefit of viewing the laboratories and equipment.  Potential offerors are not required to participate in the tours to be eligible for consideration.


Deadline: Intent to Propose email May 01, 2014 Proposals May 22, 2014
Link: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=38d5a3614f1ac15125cfb1d5a77f95df&_cview=0
CRNBAA14-001 (NSWC - CRANE — Department of Defense )
CRNBAA14-001

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane will not issue paper copies of this announcement.  NSWC Crane reserves the right to select for award all some or none of the proposals in response to this announcement.  Crane reserves the right to fund all, some or none of the proposals received under this BAA. Crane provides no funding for direct reimbursement of proposal development costs.  Technical and cost proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this BAA will not be returned.  All proposals will be treated as sensitive competitive information and to disclose their contents only for the purposes of evaluation.

 

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division is interested in receiving proposals for the development of novel solutions/concepts to the areas of interest listed below:

 

Basic Research Opportunity Titles

·         TOF-SIMS Analysis Techniques for Trace Detection of Semiconductor Fabrication Process Contamination

·         Black Box Hardware State Machine Characterization - An Undecidable Problem?

·         Towards more secure transportable media solutions

·         Exploration of Defense-Related Implications of Time-Varying Nuclear Decay Parameters

·         Radiation Effects in Memristive Structures

 

All responsible sources from academia and industry may submit proposals under this BAA.  Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals and join others in submitting proposals.  However, no portion of this BAA will be set aside for HBCU and MI participation.

 

Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs), including Department of Energy National Laboratories, are not eligible to receive awards under this BAA.  However, teaming arrangements between FFRDCs and eligible principal bidders are allowed so long as they are permitted under the sponsoring agreement between the Government and the specific FFRDC.

 

Navy laboratories and warfare centers as well as other Department of Defense and civilian agency laboratories are also not eligible to receive awards under this BAA and should not directly submit either white papers or full proposals in response to this BAA. 

 


RFI: Hydrogen Contamination Detectors (Golden Field Office — Department of Energy )
DE-FOA-0001116

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office is a key component of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) portfolio. EERE seeks to provide clean, safe, secure, affordable, and reliable energy from diverse domestic resources, along with the benefits of increased energy security and reduced criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.

 

DOE seeks input from interested stakeholders on existing and potential hydrogen contamination detectors and related factors such as performance characteristics, system integration requirements, costs, deployment guidance, and R&D needs.

 

All responses to this RFI must be provided as an attachment (in Microsoft Word format) to an e-mail message addressed to H2ContaminationRFI@ee.doe.gov. Responses must be received no later than 5:00PM EST on May 19. 2014.

 

THIS RFI IS NOT A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA); THEREFORE, DOE IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

 

FOA Documents

Contact Information

For responses and questions regarding this RFI

For technical questions concerning the Exchange website


National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency — Department of Defense )
HM0210-14-BAA-0001

NGA welcomes all innovative ideas for path-breaking research that may advance the GEOINT mission. The NGA mission is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security objectives. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. GEOINT consists of imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information. NGA offers a variety of critical GEOINT products in support of U.S. national security objectives and Federal disaster relief, including aeronautical, geodesy, hydrographic, imagery, geospatial and topographical information.

 

The NGA Academic Research Program (NARP) is focused on innovative, far-reaching basic and applied research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics having the potential to advance the GEOINT mission. The objective of the NARP is to support innovative, high-payoff research that provides the basis for revolutionary progress in areas of science and technology affecting the needs and mission of NGA. This research also supports the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG), which is the combination of technology, systems and organizations that gather, produce, distribute and consume geospatial data and information. This research is aimed at advancing GEOINT capabilities by improving analytical methods, enhancing and expanding systems capabilities, and leveraging resources for common NSG goals. The NARP also seeks to improve education in scientific, mathematics, and engineering skills necessary to advance GEOINT capabilities.

 

It is NGA’s intent to solicit fundamental research under this BAA. Fundamental research means basic and applied research in science and engineering, the results of which ordinarily are published and shared broadly within the scientific community, as distinguished from proprietary research and from Industrial development, design, production, and product utilization, the results of which ordinarily are restricted for proprietary or national security reason. (National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 189, National Policy on the Transfer of Scientific, Technical, and Engineering Information)

 

NGA seeks proposals from eligible U.S. institutions for path-breaking GEOINT research in areas of potential interest to NGA, the DoD, and the Intelligence Community (IC). NGA welcomes any innovative research ideas, including, but not limited to, example areas such as:

 

·         Access to GEOINT data and services

·         Advancing Geolocation and data uncertainty

·         Anticipatory Analysis

·         Computer Vision

·         Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science supporting GEOINT

·         Exploiting data from new sources and sensors

·         GEOINT tradecraft

·         Geolinguistics

·         Graph methods for geospatial data

·         Image Science

·         Massive data

·         Predictive intelligence

·         Signature development & discovery

·         Spatio-temporal analysis

·         Strategic indications and warning

·         Understanding human activities

·         Video Indexing and Search

·         Video content Extraction

·         Visual analytics for GEOINT

 

Eligible candidates may submit proposals in any of the following five categories:

·         NGA University Research Initiatives (NURI) awards.

·         NGA Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) research awards.

·         NGA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Research awards.

·         NGA New Investigator Program (NIP) Grants.

·         NGA Research Collaboration Forum (NRCF) Grants

 

White papers may be submitted at any time before 11:59 p.m. on 31 August 2017. Proposals may be submitted at any time until the closing date of 30 September 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Offerors are highly encouraged to submit white papers prior to submitting proposals in order for NGA to determine its level of interest in the proposed research. Awards will be made subject to availability of funds.

 


Deadline: White Papers August 31, 2017 Proposals September 30, 2017
Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=HM0210-14-BAA-0001
FY2015 Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Program for the Directorate for Engineering (National Science Foundation - Dear Colleague Letter)
NSF 14-062

BACKGROUND

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide program that offers the National Science Foundation's 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. A CAREER grant should build a firm foundation for the recipient for a lifetime of research excellence and creative 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.

 

PURPOSE OF THE DCL

The purpose of this DCL is to announce an increase in the minimum CAREER award size for the Directorate for Engineering beginning in the FY15 competition (July 22, 2014 deadline). The minimum CAREER award size, including indirect costs, will total $500,000 for the 5-year duration. Specifically, this increase applies only to CAREER proposals submitted to programs in the following Divisions in the Engineering Directorate:

·         Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)

·         Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)

·         Electrical, Computer and Cyber Systems (ECCS)

·         Engineering Education and Centers (EEC)

 

Additional guidelines for the preparation of CAREER proposals are provided in the solicitation NSF 14-532, which may be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf14532. Any questions can be directed to the Engineering CAREER Contacts:

·         Mary Toney, ENG/CMMI, mtoney@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8360

·         Rose Wesson, ENG/CBET, rwesson@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8320

·         Dominique Dagenais, ENG/ECCS, ddagenai@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8339

·         Donna Riley, ENG/EEC, driley@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8380

 

Sincerely,

Pramod P. Khargonekar, Assistant Director

Directorate for Engineering

 

Theresa A. Maldonado, ENG/EEC

Anita LaSalle, CISE/CNS

Co-Chairs, CAREER Coordinating Committee

 


Mathematical Sciences Innovation Incubator (MSII) (National Science Foundation – Dear Colleague Letter)
NSF 14-063

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) aims to enhance the synergistic relationships between the mathematical sciences and other NSF-supported disciplines through the Mathematical Sciences Innovation Incubator (MSII) activity. The MSII activity encourages and supports new research collaborations among mathematical scientists and other scientists and engineers working in NSF-supported research areas of high national priority by:

·         facilitating DMS co-review and co-funding of multi-disciplinary research collaborations involving mathematical scientists;

·         providing leverage for investments of non-DMS NSF programs in projects that include mathematical scientists; and

·         providing a uniform mechanism through which collaborative research teams involving mathematical scientists can request DMS co-review

 

The ideas, tools, and language of mathematics and statistics play important roles in every area of science and engineering research supported by the NSF, and it is widely recognized that interactions between the mathematical sciences and other fields catalyze developments in both.

 

Examples of this mutual influence abound. For instance, probability and statistics arose and developed from observations about games of chance in the 16th century, mortality in the 18th century, Brownian motion in the 19th century, and genetics in the 20th century. The observations both provoked questions about the physical world and sparked new mathematical and statistical ideas and methods that helped answer those questions. But these new developments in the mathematical sciences reached far beyond the initial questions and areas; they helped to solve new problems in physics, biology, engineering, geosciences, and economics, and in combination with other areas of mathematics, they gave rise to entirely new fields of research. Uncertainty, stochasticity, and enormous volumes of data are salient aspects of 21st century problems; coping with these features builds on the advances of the previous 500years. A similar history appears for most other areas of mathematics; only the names, dates, mathematical issues, and particular contacts with the tangible world are different.

 

The Division of Mathematical Sciences wishes to foster the participation of more mathematical scientists, from every area of mathematics and statistics, in such important interdisciplinary work. In support of this goal, the MSII activity provides funding to catalyze the involvement of mathematical scientists in research areas where the mathematical sciences are not yet playing large roles.

 

The MSII activity will emphasize scientific research areas of high national priority that would benefit from innovative developments in mathematics and statistics. As pointed out in references Fueling Innovation & Discovery, National Academies Press, 2012 http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13373  and, The Mathematical Sciences in 2025, National Academies Press, 2013 http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=15269 modern communication, transportation, science, engineering, technology, medicine, manufacturing, security, and finance all depend on the mathematical sciences. Success in meeting crucial challenges currently facing the nation in these areas will rest on advances in mathematical sciences research. The increasingly important challenges of deriving knowledge from huge amounts of data, whether numerical or experimental, of simulating complex phenomena accurately, and of dealing with uncertainty effectively are some of the areas where the mathematical sciences will play a central role. Other promising areas where mathematical scientists could play larger roles include research on the power grid, the brain, and optics and photonics. Collaborative research projects involving mathematical scientists have the potential to transform the nation's ability to respond to these and many other challenges.

 

Areas of national high-priority scientific research in fiscal year 2014 identified by the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum M-12-15, "Science and Technology Priorities for the FY 2014 Budget" http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/m-12-15.pdf include:

 

·         Advanced Manufacturing

·         Clean Energy

·         Global Climate Change

·         Research and Development for Informed Policy-Making and Management

·         Information Technology Research and Development

·         Nanotechnology

·         Biological Innovation

 

The MSII activity will support research projects in these and other areas of national priority that are managed by NSF programs outside of DMS and that involve mathematical scientists in the research. Proposals submitted to these programs outside of DMS are eligible for support through the MSII activity (Proposals submitted to DMS are not eligible for MSII funding.)

 

National Science Foundation programs addressing these areas of national priority in which mathematical scientists are not yet playing large roles are listed on the MSII web page:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505044&org=DMS

 

To apply for MSII support, after submitting a proposal to a non-DMS program for a research project that involves mathematical scientists, or a supplement request to include new mathematical scientists in a research project supported by a non-DMS award, the Principal Investigator must send an e-mail message specifying the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the mathematical scientist(s) and the NSF proposal ID to DMScofunding@nsf.gov. Transmission of this e-mail message will constitute a request that DMS consider the proposal or supplement request for MSII funding.

 

MSII funding recommendations will be based on the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the proposed research, with particular emphasis on:

·         likely impact of the involvement of mathematical scientists in the project;

·         the extent to which the mathematical sciences play an essential role in the proposed research project;

·         novelty of the proposed collaboration or research topic; and

·         potential for impact of the research project in furthering mathematical sciences research

 

Mathematical scientists are encouraged to consider establishing new research collaborations with researchers in other NSF-supported disciplines and to make collaborators aware of the possibility of MSII support for the activity.

 


Stimulating Research on Effective Strategies in Undergraduate STEM Education at Two-Year Hispanic Serving Institutions (National Science Foundation - Dear Colleague Letter)
NSF 14-064

NSF invites proposals that address effective approaches in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for students at two-year Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), which encourages research on the science of broadening participation and related STEM education areas, is one of two DCLs highlighting funding opportunities focused on students at HSIs in STEM in fiscal year 2014.

 

NSF encourages the submission of proposals for Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) and Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops that focus on evidence-based practices that have been shown to be particularly effective for students at HSIs, as well as exploratory research that may lead to new models and best practices. Examples of appropriate topics include:

 

·         Understanding factors that will lead to improved retention of students in STEM programs at two-year HSIs

·         Understanding barriers and challenges that prevent the transfer of students at two-year HSIs to four-year colleges; understanding factors that promote the transfer of students including articulation agreements

·         Improving the quality of STEM undergraduate academic and research experiences at two-year HSIs

·         Research on strategies that enhance interest and motivation of students and improve persistence and graduation rates in undergraduate STEM programs at HSIs through innovations in STEM curricula, instructional materials, and research experiences

·         Building capacity at HSIs through collaborations with majority institutions that support faculty research, professional development, and mentoring

 

FUNDING LEVEL AND AWARD DURATION

EAGER: Up to $300,000 and two years duration

Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops: Up to $50,000

 


Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research (U01) (DHHS - CDC)
PAR-14-175

NIOSH is soliciting applications to conduct agricultural disease and injury research. Programmatic emphasis will be placed on forestry and logging as articulated in two strategic goals (reduce the number, rate and severity of traumatic injuries and deaths involving hazards of forestry and logging; improve the health and well-being of forestry and logging workers by reducing occupational causes or contributing factors to acute and chronic illness and disease). While programmatic emphasis will be placed on these goals, applications are not restricted to these topics. Any application associated with occupational safety and health concerns in agriculture, fishing and forestry will be accepted.


Deadline: Letter of Intent May 5, 2014; September 26, 2014 Applications June 9, 2014; October 31, 2014, by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-175.html
Enabling Resources for Pharmacogenomics (R24) (DHHS – NIH – NIGMS)
PAR-14-185

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support critical enabling resources that will accelerate new research discoveries and/or implementation of research discoveries in pharmacogenomics.  A proposed resource must meet an ascertained community demand and benefit the entire scientific field of users.  The FOA will support activities that can be clearly and specifically defined, are optimally designed, have evaluative measures built-in, are judiciously staffed, have formed partnerships where appropriate, and ideally have a proven track record and a finite lifetime.  The outcome of an enabling resource must be highly impactful in a demonstrable way.  Advance consultation with Scientific/Research staff to ensure that a proposed resource fits well with this opportunity is highly encouraged.


Deadline: Letter of Intent 30 days before the application due date Applications September 25, 2014; September 25, 2015; and September 25, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-185.html
Targeting Co-dependent Molecular Pathways in Oral Cancer (U01) (DHHS – NIH – NIDCR)
RFA-DE-15-004

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support multi-disciplinary projects aimed at the development of new targeted and effective therapies through systematic use and leveraging of recently identified genomic abnormalities and attendant changes in gene and/or protein expression profiles in human oral cancer samples. The goal of the FOA is the identification of co-dependent survival and proliferation pathways in oral cancer cells and the elucidation of potential signaling pathways that can be targeted with combination therapy approaches. This initiative requires collaboration of multi-disciplinary research teams that include cancer biologists, computational biologists, model system specialists and/or screening assay specialists. The emphasis will be on the conceptual phase of target identification and exploration including proof-of-concept phase.


Deadline: Letter of Intent July 25, 2014 Applications August 25, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-15-004.html
Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32) (DHHS – NIH )
RFA-HG-14-004

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for graduate training programs in Big Data Science, for the expressed purpose of training the next generation of scientists who will develop computational and quantitative approaches and tools needed by the biomedical research community to work with biomedical Big Data in the biomedical sciences (see definition under Funding Opportunity Description). This proposed training initiative should prepare qualified individuals for careers in developing new technologies and methods that will allow biomedical researchers to maximize the value of the growing volume and complexity of biomedical data.


Deadline: Letter of Intent 30 days before the application due date Applications July 28, 2014; July 27, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-14-004.html
Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active Institutional Training Grants (T32) (DHHS – NIH )
RFA-HG-14-005

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit revisions (competitive supplements) to add a Big Data Science track to currently funded T32 institutional training grants for the expressed purpose of training the next generation of scientists who will develop computational and quantitative approaches and tools needed by the biomedical research community to work with biomedical Big Data in the biomedical sciences (see definition under Funding Opportunity Description). This proposed training initiative should prepare qualified individuals for careers in developing new technologies and methods that will allow biomedical researchers to maximize the value of the growing volume and complexity of biomedical data.


Deadline: Letter of Intent 30 days before the application due date Applications July 28, 2014, July 27, 2015, July 28, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-14-005.html
Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active NLM Institutional Training Grants in Biomedical Informatics (T15) (DHHS – NIH )
RFA-HG-14-006

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit revisions (competitive supplements) to add a Big Data Science track to active T15 institutional training grants for the expressed purpose of training the next generation of scientists who will develop computational and quantitative approaches and tools needed by the biomedical research community to work with biomedical Big Data in the biomedical sciences (see definition under Funding Opportunity Description). This proposed training initiative should prepare qualified individuals for careers in developing new technologies and methods that will allow biomedical researchers to maximize the value of the growing volume and complexity of biomedical data.


Deadline: Letter of Intent 30 days before the application due date Applications July 28, 2014, July 27, 2015, July 28, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-14-006.html
National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Department of Health and Human Services )
RFA-OH-14-005

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) invites applications for a National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury.


2014 Statewide Wood Energy Teams Request for Proposals (Forest Service — Department of Agriculture )
USDA-FS-WERC-2014-SWET

The U.S. Forest Service is providing leadership and funding on behalf of a USDA multiagency Wood to Energy Initiative by offering this Request for Proposals to support collaborative statewide wood energy teams that advance the installation of commercially viable wood energy systems in the public and private sectors that use woody biomass generated from National Forest System lands and other land ownerships. Public-private statewide teams are invited to seek funding to support the development of geographic and/or sector-based clusters of wood energy projects. Activities may include, but are not limited to, a) workshops and assistance that provide technical, financial, and environmental information; b) preliminary engineering assessments; and c) community outreach needed to support development of wood energy projects in the public and private sectors. Only proposals for work planned in States that have National Forest System lands will be considered. Completed electronic applications are due to the Regional Biomass Coordinator designated for your Forest Service region by 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2014. Each submittal must consist of two separate PDF (or Word) files, as follows: 1. Proposal narrative and appendices (SWET Application Part 1 & Part 2, and Appendices) 2. Financial forms (SWET Application Part 3) For more details, visit http://www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/ and click on the link to the 2014 Statewide Wood Energy Teams Program.


Deadline: May 20, 2014
Link: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/
2014 Hazardous Fuels Wood to Energy Grant Program Request for Proposals (Forest Service — Department of Agriculture )
USDA-FS-WERC-2014-W2E

The U.S Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC) requests proposals for wood energy projects that require engineering services necessary for final design and cost analysis. The Hazardous Fuels Wood to Energy (W2E) Grant Program will fund projects for which some or all of the woody biomass is generated from National Forest Service System lands as a result of hazardous fuel treatments, forest restoration activities, insect and disease mitigation, catastrophic weather events, or thinning overstocked stands. Projects that use woody biomass from multiple land ownerships (State, Tribal, or private lands) and multiple sources (wood products facilities, urban wood waste, etc.) will be considered as long as some of the woody biomass is generated from National Forest System lands. Projects that do not anticipate using any wood from National Forest System lands will not be eligible. The woody biomass must be used in commercially proven wood energy systems to produce thermal, electrical, liquid, or gaseous energy. Examples of projects might include, but are not limited to, engineering design of a woody biomass boiler that generates steam at a sawmill, hospital, or school; a non-pressurized hot water system; a biomass power generation facility; or geographic or sector-based clusters of wood energy systems. The lack of a professional engineering design often limits the ability of an applicant to secure Federal, State, or private funding. This program is intended for applicants seeking financial assistance to complete the necessary engineering design work, including permitting or other preconstruction analyses, required to secure public or private funding for construction of wood energy projects. An example of public funding is the USDA Rural Development grants and loan programs that might help fund construction of such facilities. This year, the W2E grant emphasizes geographic or sector-based clusters (e.g. hospitals, prisons, inmate conservation camps, school campuses, poultry houses, etc.) that should leverage project similarities to improve economies of scale and expand the use of woody biomass for energy. Completed electronic applications are due to the Regional Biomass Coordinator designated for your Forest Service region by 11:59 p.m. on June 3, 2014. Each submittal must consist of two separate PDF (or Word) files, as follows: 1. Proposal narrative and appendices (W2E Application Part 1 & Part 2, and Appendices) 2. Financial forms (W2E Application Part 3) For more details, visit http://www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/ and click on the link to 2014 Wood to Energy Grant Program.


Deadline: June 03, 2014
Link: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/werc/
DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Career Development Award (Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA — Department of Defense )
W81XWH-14-PRCRP-CDA

Applications to the Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) are being solicited for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Defense Health Program (DHP), by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisitions Activity (USAMRAA). 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 Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Appropriations for the PRCRP from FY09 through FY13 totaled $74.8 million (M). The FY14 appropriation is $25M.

 

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. As such, the PRCRP will foster the next generation of cancer research by providing new opportunities to successfully pursue high-impact research for the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.

 

FY14 PRCRP Congressionally Directed Topic Areas

To be considered for funding, applications for the PRCRP Career Development 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 FY14 PRCRP Topic Areas are listed below.

• Blood cancers

• Cancers related to radiation exposure (New for FY14)

• Colorectal cancer

• Genetic cancer research

• Kidney cancer

Listeria vaccine for cancer

• Melanoma and other skin cancers

• Mesothelioma

• Myeloproliferative disorders (New for FY14)

• Neuroblastoma

• Pancreatic cancer

• Pediatric brain tumors

 

New Topic Areas: Cancers related to radiation exposure and Myeloproliferative disorders are new for FY14 and are described below:

 

Cancers related to radiation exposure: Investigations into cancers related to radiation exposure should include research directed to improve the understanding of elevated cancer risk among military service members exposed to increased levels of ionizing radiation including:

• Modulation by host factors

• Occupational and environmental exposure

• Assessment of risk among active duty and Veterans

• Routes of exposure

• Dose and risk estimates

 

Myeloproliferative disorders: Studies within the scope of myeloproliferative disorders as defined by the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/myeloproliferative) will be accepted.

 


Deadline: Pre-application June 10, 2014 Invite to Submit July 2014 Application September 17, 2014
Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=W81XWH-14-PRCRP-CDA
DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Idea Award with Special Focus (Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA — Department of Defense )
W81XWH-14-PRCRP-IA

Applications to the Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) are being solicited for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Defense Health Program (DHP), by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisitions Activity (USAMRAA). 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 Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Appropriations for the PRCRP from FY09 through FY13 totaled $74.8 million (M). The FY14 appropriation is $25M.

 

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 Idea Award with Special Focus 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 FY14 PRCRP Topic Areas are listed below.

       Blood cancers

       Cancers related to radiation exposure (New for FY14)

       Colorectal cancer

       Genetic cancer research

       Kidney cancer

       Listeria vaccine for cancer

       Melanoma and other skin cancers

       Mesothelioma

       Myeloproliferative disorders (New for FY14)

       Neuroblastoma

       Pancreatic cancer

       Pediatric brain tumors

 

New Topic Areas: Cancers related to radiation exposure and Myeloproliferative disorders are new for FY14 and are described below:

 

Cancers related to radiation exposure: Investigations into cancers related to radiation exposure should include research directed to improve the understanding of elevated cancer risk among military service members exposed to increased levels of ionizing radiation including:

       Modulation by host factors

       Occupational and environmental exposure

       Assessment of risk among active duty and Veterans

       Routes of exposure

       Dose and risk estimates

 

Myeloproliferative disorders: Studies within the scope of myeloproliferative disorders as defined by the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/myeloproliferative) will be accepted.

 


Deadline: Pre-application June 10, 2014 Invite to Submit July 2014 Applications September 17, 2014
Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=W81XWH-14-PRCRP-IA
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