March 2017

The FAS Research Development group publishes this monthly Funding Newsletter for SEAS faculty and researchers. The newsletter includes notable Federal, private, and internal Harvard funding opportunities. To provide feedback, please complete our two-question survey .  

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Funding Opportunities

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Internal Opportunities

External Opportunities

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation: Dear Colleague Letters
National Science Foundation: Directorate for Engineering

Internal Opportunities

InternalDataScience
Competitive Research Fund
Deadline: April 3, 2017
Award Amount: $5,000 - $50,000 for one year

The goal of the Data Science Initiative Competitive Research Fund is to support research that advances Data Science at Harvard in new ways. This call invites innovative ideas whose interests span all areas of Data Science, including methodological foundations, as well as the development of quantitative methods and tools motivated by Data Science challenges.

The Data Science Initiative Competitive Research Fund will provide funding in the following categories:
  1. Seed funding, to encourage faculty to pursue exciting new research directions in Data Science that might not yet be ready to compete in traditional funding programs.
  2. Bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded research in the area of Data Science that does not currently have external funding. Faculty who apply in this category should demonstrate that efforts have been made or will be made to obtain new external funding.


InternalHILT
Spark Grants for Collaboration, Research and Student Engagement
Deadline: April 5, 2017
Award Amount: Up to $15,000 for 18-month awards

The HILT Spark Grants are designed to help "spark" promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality and position innovations for future success. Awardees will receive resources, feedback, and community support to help them develop their ideas into prototypes, pilots, and small-scale innovations. Funding can be used, for example, to pay for a research assistant, hire a graduate student with academic technology expertise, and convene collaborative groups.

As with previous rounds of grants, proposals that build communities of practice around teaching and learning, facilitate high quality assessment practices and educational research, experiment with and document new instructional practices, and/or provide pedagogically-driven tools for teaching and learning (multimedia and instructional technology) are encouraged. 

U.S. Department of Defense


DODONRImmersive
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Immersive Sciences for Training, Education, Mission Rehearsal, and Operations
OSP Deadline: March 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: March 30, 2017 [DEADLINE UPDATED]
Award Amount: Details below
 
The Office of Naval Research, Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism S&T Department (Code 30) is soliciting white papers and proposals for basic research in immersive sciences. The Navy and Marine Corps seeks to use augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality technologies to improve training and operations for infantry combat personnel; with a specific focus on small unit leaders (e.g. Squad Leader). This includes a range of applications, including augmented training environments that can simulate environments, assets, and friendly/opposing forces and operational tools that can overlay useful virtual information onto the real-world environment. 
 
While the Navy and Marine Corps have envisioned these applications, this research opportunity is focused more on the development of the scientific area than on capability. In support of this goal, the Immersive Sciences research program seeks to address basic research challenges in three key areas: automated methods for generating content and/or behaviors for use in augmented and mixed reality technologies (with an emphasis on AR); valid, reliable, and objective measures of presence and immersion; and a human-factors based taxonomy of visualization and interaction in AR.  ONR intends to award 3-5 grants with a budget of approximately $3M. The period of performance will be between 2-3 years and incrementally funded based on available funding.

DODArmyBAAAQuantum
U.S. Army Research Office
Broad Agency Announcement for Quantum Computing Research in New and Emerging Qubits & Cross-Quantum Systems Science & Technology
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline for White Papers (strongly encouraged): March 30, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: June 6, 2017
Award Amount: Details below
 
The U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) in collaboration with the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) is soliciting proposals for research in two focused topic areas: (A) new and emerging qubit science and technology (NEQST) and (B) cross quantum technology systems (CQTS).
 
NEQST is soliciting proposals in three research areas. A proposal may address more than one of these research areas and, in some cases, may be required to address more than one area to achieve proposed research milestones: 1) New qubits, operating regimes, and environments; 2) Fundamentally new methods of fabrication; and 3) New methods of design, control, or operation.
 
The CQTS research topic seeks to combine distinct qubit technologies either to enhance the performance of the original qubit type or to add important new functionality. One of the main challenges to be addressed in cross-quantum technology is to develop schemes that avoid degrading the performance of the original individual quantum technologies after integration. CQTS also solicits proposals in three research topics: 1) Quantum - state - transfer from microwave to optical wavelengths; 2) Classical, highly efficient, microwave - to - optical conversion; and 3) Hybrid qubit systems. 

Research Topic 3 awards will be made up to $500,000 for 1-3 years for both NEQST and CQTS. Awards in CQTS Research Topics 1 and 2 will be made up to $1M for 1-4 years.

DODDIAIntelligence
Defense Intelligence Agency
Funding Opportunity Announcement for Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence
OSP Deadline: March 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: March 31, 2017 [DEADLINE UPDATED]
Award Amount: Details below
 
The Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Program's purpose is to develop a cadre of qualified intelligence professionals to carry out America's long-term national security initiatives by creating a competitive, knowledgeable and diverse workforce through the provision of multi-year grants to colleges and universities. The program encourages eligible institutions of higher education to submit proposals that support intelligence and national security curricula and programs that will create, attract and sustain a robust and knowledgeable talent pool in multi-disciplinary areas of interest to the Intelligence Community. While all accredited 4-year colleges and universities in the United States are eligible, the legislation that established the program emphasized increasing the gender and ethnic diversity of the IC workforce; therefore, the IC CAE Program is especially interested in institutions with diverse populations of talent and in geographic diversity. Potential applicants are encouraged to become familiar with the information on the IC CAE Program by accessing the DIA website at http://www.dia.mil/training/ICCentersforAcademicExcellence.aspx

This announcement anticipates awarding 2 discretionary grants with a base year of a 12-month period of agreement amount, not to exceed $300,000 each; along with 4 12-month optional periods at a not to exceed amount of $300,000 per optional period.

DODDARPAOFFSET
DARPA - OFFSET
OSP Deadline: March 27, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 3, 2017 for Swarm Systems Integrators; additional details below 
Award Amount: Details below
 
The goal of OFFSET is the design, development, and demonstration of a swarm system architecture - encoded in a realistic game-based environment and embodied in physical swarm autonomous platforms - to advance the innovation, interaction, and integration of novel swarm tactics.
 
This BAA seeks well-balanced and expert teams, referred to as Swarm Systems Integrators, capable of holistically designing, developing, and deploying the envisioned OFFSET swarm system architecture to include:
  • an extensible game-based architecture to enable design and integration of swarm tactics;
  • a community-fostering forum (e.g., swarm tactics exchange) for curation of swarm tactics and an automated workflow for their assessment;
  • immersive interactive modalities for intuitive and robust teams of humans and swarm systems; and
  • aggressive experimentation and systems integration efforts for realizing swarm capabilities.
Swarm Sprinters may comprise third-party developers and/or users. These Swarm Sprinters must be able to design swarm tactics and/or requisite supporting elements, as well as develop and integrate them according to the specifications set forth by the architectures (as developed by the Swarm Systems Integrators).  Calls for Swarm Sprinter proposals will be issued periodically (6-month intervals are anticipated) as amendments to this BAA at future dates yet to be determined. These calls may be issued at any time up to 1 year from the posting date.

DARPA anticipates awarding a total of $14M to Swarm Systems Integrators under this program. Up to 2 Swarm Systems Integrators awards will be made. OFFSET is structured as a 42-month program effort, with six biannual capability-based experiments. The first phase extends for 18 months, with subsequent two phases conducted over 12 months each. Swarm Sprinters funding is not included in the $14M to be awarded for Swarm System Integrators. The duration of each Swarm Sprint is expected to be 6-9 months.

DODAirForceBOLT
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Boundary Layer Transition (BOLT) Experiments
OSP Deadline: March 31, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 7, 2017
Award Amount: Details below
 
The Air Force Research Laboratory's AF Office of Scientific Research seeks unclassified proposals that do not contain proprietary information to provide advances in our understanding of the boundary layer transition physics and transition front evolution on a low-curvature concave surface with a swept leading edge at high Mach numbers. This project will provide opportunities for a new generation of US scientists and engineers to address Air Force basic research needs and extend the research capabilities of the Air Force. The project will consist of wind-tunnel testing, computational analysis, and a flight experiment. The resulting knowledge, modeling, and simulation capability born out of this effort is of great importance for future hypersonic vehicles because it will enable more accurate predictions of transition behavior. This project is to be carried out in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate (AFRL/RQ) and the Australian Defense Science and Technology Group (DSTG).
 
Applicants must demonstrate competency in hypersonic aerodynamics and hypersonic wind-tunnel testing. Further, proposers should be recognized by their peer community for sound technical contributions to the field of hypersonic aerodynamics. A team that includes expertise in theoretical or numerical analysis is also expected. A team of one PI with one co-investigator is encouraged.  Not more than $2 million in total funding will be made available to fund 1 award of 3 years duration.


DODDARPARadioBio
DARPA - RadioBio
OSP Deadline: April 5, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 12, 2017
Award Amount: Details below
 
The Defense Sciences Office at DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals that investigate electromagnetic signaling in biosystems. The RadioBio program aims to definitively establish whether purposeful signaling via electromagnetic waves between biological systems exists and, if it does, determine the mechanisms involved and the information being transferred. For the purposes of the RadioBio program, any experiment that definitively determines if electromagnetic wave signaling exists must be predictive, quantitative, parametric, and controlled. It is expected that successful teams will include demonstrated and dedicated technical expertise in the following core areas: Theory - Bio-electromagnetics; Theory - Antenna Design; Experiment - Biosystem Preparation; and Experiment - Electromagnetic Measurements. Teams will perform in two Technical Areas (TAs): TA1-Hypothesis Testing, and TA2-Theory Support.

The level of funding for individual awards made under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds. The program will be structured in two 24-month phases. Multiple awards are anticipated.
 
DODDARPAInnovative
DARPA - Innovative Systems for Military Missions
OSP Deadline: April 21, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 28, 2017
Award Amount: Details below
 
The Tactical Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is soliciting executive summaries, white papers and proposals for advanced research, development and demonstration of innovative systems for military missions. Innovative systems are platforms, weapons, integrated systems or critical systems components that often incorporate emerging advanced technologies and enable revolutionary improvements to the capability, efficiency and effectiveness of the military.
 
TTO seeks responses relating to the following Focus Areas:
 
1. Ground Systems:
a. Soldier/Squad Technologies;
b. Combat Vehicles;
c. Tactical Operations in Urban and Complex Environments.
2. Maritime/Undersea Systems:
a. Expanded Platform Performance and Cross Domain Applications;
b. Defense of Maritime Forces.
3. Air Systems: 
a. Novel Air Vehicles;
b. Hypersonic Platforms. 
4. Space Systems
a. Spacecraft Technologies;
b. Space Situational Awareness;
c. Systems for Access;
d. Future Space Operations and Architectures.
 
Proposers are strongly encouraged to submit an executive summary and, if encouraged, a white paper in advance of a full proposal.  In general, initial awards are anticipated to be for less than $1 million and less than 18 months duration, although options that follow the base effort may also be proposed.


USArmyDCISTCRA

U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Distributed and Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Technology (DCIST) Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA)
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline for Whitepapers (required): April 28, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals (if invited): July 14, 2017
Award Amount: Details below
 
The United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has established an enterprise approach to intelligent systems that couples multi-disciplinary internal research, analysis, and operations with extramural research and collaborative ventures. The purpose of this Program Announcement (PA) is to solicit proposals to establish a new collaborative venture - The Distributed and Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Technology (DCIST) Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA) - that seeks to advance the theoretical foundations of intelligent systems science and help fulfill the research and development goals of the U.S. Department of the Army. The PA is expected to result in a single award to a Consortium of organizations, led by an institution of higher education, that may include institutions of higher education, industrial (large and small businesses) and non-profits entities.
 
The objective of this CRA is to perform enabling basic and applied research to extend the reach, situational awareness, and operational effectiveness of large heterogeneous teams of intelligent systems and Soldiers against dynamic threats in complex and contested environments and provide technical and operational superiority through fast, intelligent, resilient and collaborative behaviors. ARL is requesting proposals that address three key Research Areas (RAs):
  • RA1: Distributed Intelligence: Establish the theoretical foundations of multi-faceted distributed networked intelligent systems combining autonomous agents, sensors, tactical super-computing, knowledge bases in the tactical cloud, and human experts to acquire and apply knowledge to affect and inform decisions of the collective team.
  • RA2: Heterogeneous Group Control: Develop theory and algorithms for control of large autonomous teams with varying levels of heterogeneity and modularity across sensing, computing, platforms, and degree of autonomy.
  • RA3: Adaptive and Resilient Behaviors: Develop theory and experimental methods for heterogeneous teams to carry out tasks under the dynamic and varying conditions in the physical world.
The period of performance will be 5 years, with an optional 5 year extension period. The anticipated total budget for the 10 Year Core Program is $58.5M. One Cooperative Agreement will be awarded as a result of this Program Announcement.

DODDARPAD3

DARPA - Pandemic Prevention Platform (P3)
OSP Deadline: May 1, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 8, 2017  [DEADLINE UPDATED]
Award Amount: Details below
 
The P3 program will create an integrated platform that delivers pandemic prevention medical countermeasures within 60 days after identification of the pathogen. The threat of infectious agents on U.S. and global national security can be mitigated if the Department of Defense (DoD) has the capability to rapidly deploy and impart near - immediate immunity to military personnel and civilian populations for known and newly emerging pathogens.
 
Based on achievements and lessons learned in previous countermeasure development efforts (DARPA and across the scientific community), three Technical Areas (TA) have been identified in which specific investments may lead to breakthroughs for countermeasure development. 

These Technical Areas are:
  1. On-demand platform to grow virus;
  2. System to evolve antibodies: rapid creation of highly potent medical countermeasures;
  3. Delivery of medical countermeasure(s): reproducible effects which lead to protective levels of product.
Multiple awards are possible. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds. The P3 program will be a 4-year effort.

DODUSArmyIOBT
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA)
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to deadline
Sponsor Deadline for White Papers (required): May 8, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals (if invited): July 27, 2017
Award Amount: Details below
 
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has established an Enterprise approach to address the challenges resulting from the Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) that couples multi-disciplinary internal research with extramural research and collaborative ventures. ARL intends to establish a new collaborative venture (the IoBT CRA) that seeks to develop the foundations of IoBT in the context of future Army operations. The Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA) will consist of private sector and government researchers working jointly to solve complex problems. The overall objective is to develop the fundamental understanding of dynamically-composable, adaptive, goal-driven IoBTs to enable predictive analytics for intelligent command and control and battlefield services.

ARL's three Research Areas and one Cross Cutting Research Issue for this program are defined as follows:
  • Discovery, Composition and Adaptation of Goal-Driven Heterogeneous IoBTs;
  • Autonomic IoBTs to Enable Intelligent Services;
  • Distributed Asynchronous Processing and Analytics of Things; and
  • Cyber-Physical Security.
The estimated total funding level for the CRA over the projected 5 year period of performance, plus optional 5 year extension period, is $52.3M. 1 Cooperative Agreement is anticipated.
 
DODONRSSBN
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
SSBN Security Technology
OSP Deadline: May 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: May 31, 2017
Award Amount: approximately $400,000 per year
 
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Undersea Influence, Counter-USW Branch (N974B) of the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) Undersea Warfare Division (N97) are interested in receiving proposals focused on the identification of science and physics based signal detection technologies that, individually or as a system, can impact the security of the SSBN and submarines in general. Passive and active detection technologies with near term (0-5 years), mid-term (5-10 years) and far term (10-20 years) implications will be considered. As part of its effort to understand the impact of technology on submarine security and survivability, the SSBN Security Technology Program (SSTP) may entertain proposals focused on improving the understanding of the generation, radiation, propagation, scatter, and detection of a variety of signal types (acoustic, chemical, optical, electromagnetic, hydrodynamic and radiological) associated with a submarine's operation.
 
White Papers are required prior to submitting a Full Proposal. Full proposals will be subsequently encouraged from those Offerors whose proposed technologies have been identified as being of particular value to the Navy.


DODNavalPostgrad
Naval Postgraduate School
FY17 Acquisition Research Program
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to deadline
Sponsor Deadline for White Papers (required): June 1, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals (if invited): August 1, 2017
Award Amount: Up to $120,000 for 1 year
 
The Acquisition Research Program (ARP) at the Naval Postgraduate School is interested in stimulating and supporting scholarly research in academic disciplines that bear on public procurement policy and management. These include economics, finance, financial management, information systems, organization theory, operations management, human resources management, risk management, and  marketing, as well as the traditional public procurement areas such as contracting, program/project management, logistics, test and evaluation and systems engineering management. The ARP primarily supports scholarly research through assistance vehicles that will benefit the general public and/or private sector to a larger extent than any direct benefits that may be gained by the Government. Studies of government processes, systems, or policies should also expand the body of knowledge and theory of processes, systems, or policies outside the government. Awardees must deliver an unclassified project abstract and Technical Report shortly after the period of performance ends.


DODDURIP
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office, and Office of Naval Research, in cooperation with The Office of the Director for Basic Research in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Fiscal Year 2018 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
OSP Deadline: June 30, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: July 7, 2017
Award Amount: $50,000-$1,500,000 for 1 year
 
DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation. Applicants may submit a single DURIP proposal to more than one administering agency; however, only one administering agency will fund it, if selected. Information about each agency's research interests is available here:
  • Army Research OfficeSelect "Broad Agency Announcements" in the "For the Researcher" section to see the most recent ARL or ARO Core Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research. An announcement for Army 2018 interests is expected by early spring 2017.
  • Office of Naval ResearchSelect "Contracts and Grants" and then "Funding Opportunities" to see the Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology, BAA N00014-17-S-B001.
  • Air Force Office of Scientific ResearchNavigate to http://www.grants.gov to view the "Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research" BAA. The current funding opportunity number for our general research interests is BAA-AFRL-AFOSR-2016-0007. An announcement for Air Force 2018 interests is anticipated in late spring or early summer 2017. You do not have to wait for the update to prepare your proposal.
Approximately $47 million will be awarded under this DURIP competition for fiscal year 2018, subject to availability of funds.


DODBAAs
Other DoD Opportunities:

I f you are interested in DoD funding opportunities, please note:
The  Defense Innovation Marketplace  is a centralized source for Department of Defense science and technology (S&T) planning, acquisition resources, funding, and financial information. 



DOENatNuclear
National Nuclear Security Administration
Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program
OSP Deadline: April 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 30, 2017
Award Amount: $1 - 3M/per year for five years
 
The Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program was established in 2002 to support state-of-the-art research at U.S. academic institutions in areas of fundamental physical science and technology of relevance to the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) mission. The SSAA Program provides the research experience necessary to maintain a cadre of trained scientists at U.S. universities to meet the nation's current and future SSP needs, with a focus on those areas not supported by other federal agencies. It supports the DOE/NNSA's priorities both to address the workforce specific needs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to support the next generation of professionals who will meet those needs.
 
The research areas of interest in the SSAA Program are: properties of materials under extreme conditions and/or hydrodynamics (condensed matter physics and materials science, and fluid dynamics); low energy nuclear science; radiochemistry; and high energy density physics. Only applications for cooperative agreements awards will be accepted for this solicitation, no grant applications will be considered.


DOEOther
Other DOE Opportunities

Environmental Protection Agency


EPANE
New England: Healthy Communities Grant Program
Harvard OSP Deadline: March 31, 2017
Initial Proposal Deadline: April 7, 2017
Award Amount: Up to $25,000.  The grant program requires a match of 5% of the federal funds requested as part of a proposal.
 
The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England's main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. The Healthy Communities Grant Program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that:
  • Target resources to benefit communities at risk [areas needing to create community resilience, environmental justice areas of potential concern, sensitive populations (e.g. children, elderly, tribes, urban/rural residents, and others at increased risk)].
  • Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks.
  • Increase collaboration through partnerships and community-based projects.
  • Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems.
  • Advance emergency preparedness and ecosystem resilience.
  • Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits.
Target Investment Areas: Areas Needing to Create Community Resilience; Environmental Justice Areas of Potential Concern; and/or Sensitive Populations.
 
Target Program Areas: Clean, Green and Healthy Schools; Community and Water Infrastructure Resilience; Energy Efficiency; Healthy Indoor Environments; Healthy Outdoor Environments; and/or Tribal Youth Environmental Programs.

Foundation Opportunities

FACETJF
Thomas Jefferson Fund
OSP Deadline: April 3, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 9, 2017
Award Amount: $20,000 over two years to be split equally between the American and French research teams

The Thomas Jefferson Fund will provide a unique framework to enable promising and innovative projects to reach their full potential and enrich French-American research collaborations.  The Fund aims to encourage  cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research projects  of the highest quality and especially seeks to support  emerging collaborations involving a team of younger researchers. These funds will support transatlantic mobility of researchers, collaborative research activities, the organization of international workshops or conferences, and the publication of joint articles.

Grants will be awarded in each of the following fields:

    * Humanities and Social Sciences (SSH)  
    * Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
    * Sciences for Society (interdisciplinary STEM-SSH projects)


FoundationDiabetes
American Diabetes Association
Pathway to Stop Diabetes
Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline: April 17, 2017 by 11:30PM
Sponsor Deadline (if nominated): July 3, 2017
Award Amount: $100,000-$325,000 per year for up to seven years
Eligible Applicants: Early career researchers (including postdoctoral fellows) or established investigators new to diabetes research
 
The Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program will support creative scientists who are just starting their careers in diabetes research, or who are already established in another field but want to expand their focus to diabetes research. The program will consider applications directed toward all topics relative to prevention, treatment and cure of all types of diabetes, diabetes related states and the complications of the disease. The program seeks exceptional nominees from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, engineering, mathematics and physics.
 
Note: This is a limited submission opportunity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is facilitating the internal competition for potential applicants who hold a primary appointment at a school on the Cambridge campus.  The nomination can be in one of the three available Pathway award types:
  • Initiator: This two-phased award is designed to support the transition of scientists from mentored training to independent research faculty.  Eligible applicants must currently be in research training positions (post-doctoral fellow, research fellowship) and have no more than seven years of research training following terminal doctoral degree. 
  • Accelerator: This award is designed to support exceptional, independent early-career researchers who have distinguished themselves as promising investigators and are in the beginning stages of establishing successful, sustainable diabetes research programs.  Awards are available to early-career diabetes investigators proposing innovative and ambitious diabetes-related research programs.  Applicants must hold faculty positions and have demonstrated independent productivity in diabetes research. 
  • Visionary: Awards are designed to support established, experienced investigators with strong records of outstanding productivity in fields outside of diabetes who are interested in applying their considerable skills and expertise to diabetes research.  These awards are highly competitive and intended to support particularly innovative and transformational ideas that have the potential to have an exceptional impact in diabetes. Applicants must hold independent faculty positions and have demonstrated significant productivity in their current field of research. 


FoundationsGates
Grand Challenges Explorations
OSP Deadline: April 26, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 3, 2017
Award Amount: Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded, and successful projects have the opportunity to receive follow-on funding of up to $1 million.
 
Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems. Twice each year, Grand Challenges Explorations invites high-risk, high-reward proposals on a range of challenges. Two-page applications are submitted online - open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies.  Currently open challenges include: 


FoundationsCottrell
Sponsor Pre-Proposal Deadline: May 1, 2017
OSP Deadline: July 12, 2017
Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline (if invited): July 19, 2017
Award Amount: $100,000 over three years
Eligible Applicants: tenure-track faculty members whose primary appointment is in a department of astronomy, chemistry or physics that offers, the minimum, a bachelor's degree.
 
The Cottrell Scholar Award develops outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills. The Cottrell Scholar Award provides entry into a national community of outstanding scholar-educators who produce significant research and educational outcomes.


FoundationsBrain
Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline: May 15, 2017 by 11:30PM
Sponsor LOI Deadline (if nominated): June 29, 2017
Award Amount: $150,000 over two years
Eligible Applicants: Full-time professors or associate professors working in the area of studies of brain function in health and disease. Current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding is preferred but evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential.
 
Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Annual Scientific Innovations Award supports innovative discovery science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.  This funding opportunity is for projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings in a very short timeframe.
 
This is a limited submission opportunity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is facilitating the internal competition to select one application to be submitted from Harvard University.


FoundationsUSScience
Workshop Grants
OSP Deadline: May 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 1, 2017
Award Amount: Up to $40,000
Eligible Applicants: Researchers affiliated with a U.S. institution
 
The U.S. Science Support Program sponsors workshops to promote the development of new ideas to study the Earth's processes and history via scientific ocean drilling. The primary goal is to identify promising new scientific objectives and research opportunities. The workshop program encourages wide scientific community involvement to bring a broader and multidisciplinary approach to standing hypotheses and to explore new directions for research.  Funding may be requested for small meetings or to support participants at large, international workshops. Meetings and workshops may focus on a specific scientific theme or topic, or they may focus on a geographic region, integrating multiple topics. Proposals are accepted biannually and evaluated competitively by an independent review panel.


FoundationsBreakthrough
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2017
Review by Harvard OSP not required
Prize Amount: $3,000,000
 
T he Breakthrough Prizes recognize major achievements in life sciences, fundamental physics and mathematics, with special attention to recent developments.  
 
Up to five Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences ($3 million each) will be awarded to individuals who have made transformative advances in understanding living systems and extending human life. 
 
One Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics ($3 million) will recognize an individual(s) who has made profound contributions to human knowledge. It is open to all physicists - theoretical, mathematical and experimental - working on the deepest mysteries of the Universe. The prize can be shared among any number of scientists. Nominations are also being taken for the New Horizons Prize in Physics which awards $100,000 to junior researchers, generally no more than 12 years past their PhD, who have already produced important work in their fields.
 
One  Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics  ($3 million) will be awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics. Nominations are also being taken for the  New Horizons Prize in Mathematics,  which awards $100,000 to junior researchers, generally no more than 10 years past their PhD, who have already produced important work.
 
Nominations:
  • Anyone may nominate a candidate at the online nominations page during the open nominations period.
  • Self-nominations are not allowed.
  • A valid nomination will have basic biographical information on the nominee and nominator and at least one third-party letter of recommendation.
  • Candidate citations (up to 10) from a specified academic publishing database are required.
  • Nominations can be made online at https://breakthroughprize.org/Nominations.

While institutional review is not required, nominators are asked to provide the names of any nominees to Erin Cromack at 
cromack@fas.harvard.edu .

RolexEnterprise
OSP Deadline: June 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 30, 2017
Award Amount: 100,000 Swiss Francs
Eligible Applicants: Candidates who are between the ages of 18 and 35 on the award on June 30, 2017
 
Five Rolex Awards will be offered to Young Leaders who have a ground-breaking proposal or initiative that will help to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet.  Applications must be broadly in the areas of the environment, applied science and technology, or exploration.


FoundationsHHMIInvestigator
HHMI Investigator Program
Harvard OSP Deadline: June 20, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 27, 2017
Award Amount: Full salary/benefits for investigators/other eligible employees
Eligible Applicants: Details below
 
The HHMI investigator competition is open to basic researchers and physician scientists at more than 200 eligible institutions who bring innovative approaches to the study of biological problems in biomedical disciplines, plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Those selected in this competition will receive a seven-year appointment to HHMI, which is renewable pending favorable scientific review.  HHMI encourages its investigators to push their research fields into new areas of inquiry. By employing scientists as HHMI investigators-rather than awarding them research grants-the Institute is guided by the principle of "people, not projects." HHMI investigators have the freedom to explore and, if necessary, to change direction in their research. Moreover, they have support to follow their ideas through to fruition-even if that process takes many years.

Eligible applicants are tenured or tenure-track faculty who have more than 3, but no more than 12 years, of post-training, professional experience.  Applicants should be the principal investigator on one or more active, national, peer-reviewed research grants with an initial duration of at least three years.

Teagle
Liberal Arts and the Professions
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $200,000 to $300,000 for 2 to 3 years
 
This initiative has the goal of embedding liberal arts education throughout the curriculum of undergraduate professional programs by forging links between faculty in the liberal arts and professional  fields. The target areas of focus are engineering and business education. Such curricular integration will not only have a positive effect on how students in professional fields pursue their future work, but will also enrich the liberal arts curriculum itself with perspectives that merit sharing beyond the community of professional practitioners. To be considered for a grant, please review Teagle's application guidelines and submit a brief 3-5 page concept paper to proposals@teagle.org .  
 
Full proposals are welcomed by invitation and typically reflect a collaboration of four to six colleges/universities that exhibit an alignment of priorities and draw participants together as a community of practice.



McDonnell

James S. McDonnell Foundation
Studying Complex Systems Collaborative Activity Awards
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Budgets for collaborative activities vary greatly depending on the scope of the proposed project and on the number of people involved

The Foundation offers Collaborative Activity Awards to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund communities of researchers and practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems. Strong preference will be given to applications involving multi-institutional collaboration. 

Proposals furthering the science of complex systems and/or proposals intending to apply complex system tools and models to problems where such approaches are not yet considered usual or mainstream are appropriate.  Please note that this Foundation limits the number of inquiries an investigator may submit to one every three years. 



Simons
Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: A typical Targeted Grant in MPS provides funding for up to five years. The funding provided is flexible and based on the type of support requested in the proposal. There is no recommended funding limit
 
The Simons Foundation division for Mathematics and Physical Sciences seeks to extend the frontiers of basic research. The division's primary focus is on mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. This program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. Expenses for experiments, equipment, or computations, as well as for personnel and travel, are allowable.



IARPABAA
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling between May 3, 2016 and May 2, 2017
Award Amount: Awards generally support a period of performance of 12 months or less; resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds
 
IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research that has the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage. This BAA solicits abstracts or proposals for IARPA.  IARPA is soliciting proposals for research on topics that are not addressed by emerging or ongoing IARPA programs or other published IARPA solicitations. The BAA primarily, but not solely, seeks proposals for early stage research (which IARPA refers to as "seedlings").


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASACanAstro
Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN): NASA Astrobiology Institute - Cycle 8
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to sponsor deadline
Sponsor Deadline for Step-1 Proposals (required): April 12, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Step-2 Proposals: July 6, 2017
Award Amount: Details below
 
NASA's Science Mission Directorate is releasing a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) soliciting team-based proposals for membership in the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) . The goal of CAN Cycle 8 is to maintain a multidisciplinary institute by selecting focused, interdisciplinary teams that complement without replicating the strengths of the continuing teams. The teams selected in Cycle 8 will replace the teams selected in Cycle 6, whose five-year Cooperative Agreements are expiring. Proposals should clearly articulate an innovative, interdisciplinary, astrobiology research program, together with plans to advance the full scope of NAI objectives.

It is anticipated that $9-10M will be available for this selection in the first award year, leading to the award of 5 to 7 Cooperative Agreements, each of 5 years duration.

NASACANDual
Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) 2017 Dual Use Technology Development at NASA John C. Stennis Space Center
OSP Deadline: September 22, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2017
Award Amount: $25,000 - $75,000 for 12 months; matching details below
 
John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) is the primary NASA rocket propulsion testing center. SSC tests items ranging from multi-engine stages to individual components of rocket engines. CAN supports identification and implementation of cost-sharing partnerships to develop technology to meet a specific NASA need at SSC.
 
SSC technology interests, include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Propulsion system test technology;
  • Autonomous & intelligent systems;
  • Advanced sensors & instruments;
  • Image & signal processing;
  • Energy harvesting;
  • Innovative components & materials;
  • Big data processing & analysis;
  • Systems engineering & optimization;
  • Computational modeling & simulation;
  • Decision support tools & systems.
Partners must contribute an equal value of resources to match the NASA funding for the project. Partner contributions may be cash, non-cash or both.

NASAJohnsonSpace
Johnson Space Center:  Research Opportunities for ISS Utilization
Exploration Technology Demonstration and National Lab Utilization Enhancements
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to sponsor deadline
Sponsor Deadline for White Papers (recommended): October 31, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: December 31, 2017
Award Amount: Details below
 
This announcement is for the development of experiment hardware with enhanced capabilities; modification of existing hardware to enable increased efficiencies (crew time, power, etc.);  development of tools that allow analyses of samples and specimens on orbit; enhanced ISS infrastructure capabilities (ex. communications or data processing); and specific technology demonstration projects. Submission of a white paper is recommended in advance of a full proposal.
 
Within the NASA International Space Station (ISS) Research Integration Office, the Technology and Science Research Office (TSRO) and Commercial Space Utilization Office (CSUO) act as "gateways" to the ISS. The Technology and Science Research Office serves as the gateway for NASA-funded technology demonstrations. The Commercial Space Utilization Office serves as the gateway for non-NASA government-funded investigations, as well as non-profit or commercially-funded investigations.
 
Proposed technology demonstrations submitted to TSRO should address at least one of the technology areas mentioned in the ISS Technology Demonstration Plans . In addition, NASA seeks technology demonstrations related to the following thrust area: Space Suit CO2 Sensor.
 
NASA also seeks technological concepts via CSUO related to the National Lab Thrust Areas and to expand the onboard research and analytical capabilities. The general thrust areas are:
  • Innovative uses of the ISS or ISS hardware that leverage existing capabilities to stimulate both utilization of the ISS and economic development in the U.S.
  • Other improvements to existing ISS capabilities, including but not limited to infrastructure, in situ analytical tools, and communication/data transmittal, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the technology demonstrations and science investigations performed on the ISS.
  • Unique partnering arrangements that leverage NASA's existing capabilities but increase the commercial participation in research and on board services. 
One specific thrust area is still accepting proposals: Virtual Reality/360° Video System.

Funds are not currently available for awards under this NASA Research Announcement (NRA). The Government's ability to make award(s) is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment can be made and the receipt of proposals that NASA determines acceptable for award under this NRA. Successful proposals will have launch and integration costs covered by NASA.


OtherNASA

Other NASA Opportunities
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIHHighEnd
High End Instrumentation Grant Program
Harvard OSP Deadline: May 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2017
Award Amount: $600,001-$2,000,000
Target Applicants: Groups of three or more PIs on active, distinct NIH research awards
 
The objective of these two NIH Instrumentation Grant Programs is to make available to institutions expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared-use basis and that are needed for NIH-supported projects in basic, translational or clinical areas of biomedical/behavioral research.  The program provides funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrument or an integrated instrumentation system.
 
While there is no restriction on the number of applications an institution can submit for these opportunities, there are restrictions on applications submitted for similar equipment from the same institution.  In order to determine if there are any overlapping requests, potential applicants from FAS and SEAS are asked to submit a brief statement of intent to Erin Cromack at cromack@fas.harvard.edu as soon as possible.  


NIHShared
NIH
Shared Instrumentation Grant Program
Harvard OSP Deadline: May 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2017
Award Amount: $50,000-$600,000
Target Applicants: Groups of three or more PIs on active, distinct NIH research awards

The objective of these two NIH Instrumentation Grant Programs is to make available to institutions expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared-use basis and that are needed for NIH-supported projects in basic, translational or clinical areas of biomedical/behavioral research.  The program provides funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrument or an integrated instrumentation system.
 
While there is no restriction on the number of applications an institution can submit for these opportunities, there are restrictions on applications submitted for similar equipment from the same institution.  In order to determine if there are any overlapping requests, potential applicants from FAS and SEAS are asked to submit a brief statement of intent to Erin Cromack at cromack@fas.harvard.edu as soon as possible.  


NIHAnimal
NIH
Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program
Harvard OSP Deadline: May 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2017
Award Amount: $50,000-$750,000
Target applicants: Groups of three or more PIs on active, distinct NIH research awards in an area of biomedical research using animals or animal tissue.
 
The Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-funded investigators to purchase or upgrade scientific instruments necessary to carry out animal experiments in all areas of biomedical research supported by the NIH. Applicants may request clusters of commercially available instruments configured as specialized integrated systems or as series of instruments to support a thematic workflow in a well-defined area of research using animals or related materials. Priority will be given to specialized clusters of instruments and to uniquely configured systems to support innovative and potentially transformative investigations. Requests for a single instrument will be considered only if the instrument is to be placed in a barrier facility. 
 
This is a limited submission opportunity and only one application will be accepted from the University area.  Potential applicants from FAS and SEAS are asked to submit a brief statement of intent to Erin Cromack at cromack@fas.harvard.edu as soon as possible. 


OtherNIHOpps
Other NIH Opportunities:

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation: Dear Colleague Letters

NSFDCRequestInput
Request for Input on Federal Datasets with Potential to Advance Data Science
OSP Deadline: N/A
Sponsor Deadline: March 31, 2017
Award Amount: N/A
 
With this DCL, the CISE directorate is seeking input on the types of datasets that federal departments, agencies, and offices may possess and could make openly available for use in data science, including machine learning, research - and the potential associated with broader impacts on science, engineering and society. In the longer term, planning grants may be made available in cases where well-defined efforts to publish specific government datasets in the open are described.


NSFDCCI2030
Request for Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research (NSF CI 2030)
OSP Deadline: N/A
Sponsor Deadline: April 5, 2017
Award Amount: N/A
 
NSF invites both individuals and groups of individuals to provide input on the specific scientific and engineering research challenges that require advanced cyberinfrastructure for their solutions. This whole-of-NSF activity recognizes that researchers in different disciplines may need different resources; may have differing priorities for access, interoperability, and continuity; and may require external expertise to address the most critical problems in their discipline. We therefore strongly encourage researchers in all fields of science, engineering and education to respond to this Request for Information.


NSFDCPublicSTEM
Public Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Research: Capacity-Building, Community-Building, and Direction-Setting
OSP Deadline: April 4, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 11, 2017
Award Amount: Details below
 
To help researchers, practitioners, and participants in PPSR learn from each other's experiences, collaboratively pursue PPSR challenges, and plan future PPSR efforts, NSF encourages proposals to coordinate PPSR efforts at large, medium, and small scale. Specifically, NSF encourages proposals for (a) Research Coordination Networks (RCN) to build PPSR capacity and community; (b) conference proposals to bring together specific communities and to envision future directions for PPSR activities; and (c) PPSR-focused supplements to existing NSF-funded awards that enhance existing research activities through the introduction of PPSR components.

Funding amounts are unspecified; the majority of recent awards fall between $100,000 to $500,000 but extend up to $1M; Conference funding is capped at $50,000.


NSFDCLIUCRCCyber
Encouraging Submission of Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) Proposals in the Area of Cybersecurity
OSP Deadline for Preproposal: April 12, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Preproposal: April 19, 2017
Award Amount: Subject to availability of funds

This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encourages collaborations between industry and academe in the area of cybersecurity. The aim is to establish multi-university IUCRCs that, in collaboration with their industry partners, are capable of collectively addressing large-scale and cross-disciplinary challenges in the broad area of cybersecurity. NSF welcomes and encourages proposals in response to the IUCRC program solicitation. Any precompetitive research that enhances the translation of basic research in the area of cybersecurity will be considered.

NSFDCLWater
Public Participation in Engineering Research: Water Quality
OSP Deadline: April 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 1, 2017
Award Amount: $100,000 for EAGER proposals; up to 20% of the original award for supplements (max. $100,000)

The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems invites proposals in the area of Public Participation in Engineering Research, focusing on the use of citizen science and crowdsourcing, to enhance community engagement with water quality engineering research. T his DCL invites proposals that address a variety of water quality research topics including: inorganic, organic and microbial contaminants in ground water and surface water; upstream and downstream wastewater discharge; drinking water infrastructure and distribution systems, including private wells and taps; quality/quantity water relationships; and water used for other purposes like irrigation. Proposals may be submitted either as requests for supplements to existing awards in CBET's Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, or Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials programs or as Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals in those same programs. 

 NSFDCQuantum
Funding Opportunity - A "Quantum Leap" Demonstration of Topological Quantum Computing
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to proposal submission
Sponsor White Paper Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $300,000 maximum for up to 2 years
 
The Division of Materials Research (DMR) invites submission of high-risk / high-payoff proposals aiming at fundamental research to realize topological qubits and encourages PIs to submit Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals. Prior to submission of an EAGER proposal, a one-page whitepaper must be prepared and discussed with a cognizant Program Director. Proposals must be focused on fundamental materials research aspects within the scope of DMR and offer potentially transformative exploratory concepts of topological computing with a high-risk / high-payoff characteristic.

National Science Foundation: Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (NSF: CISE)

OtherNSFCISE
NSF: CISE Opportunities

National Science Foundation: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (NSF: MPS)

NSFMPSArecibo
Management and Operations of the Arecibo Observatory
OSP Deadline: April 18, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 25, 2017
Award Amount: $1M to $3.6M per year; the amount varies by NSF Directorate and years into the project
 
The NSF solicits proposals to manage and operate the Arecibo Observatory (AO). The AO is a multidisciplinary research and education facility. AO's cornerstone research instrument is a 305-meter diameter fixed spherical reflector, located on approximately 120 acres of U.S. Federal Government-owned land near Arecibo, Puerto Rico. AO conducts research in passive radio astronomy, solar system radar astronomy, and space and atmospheric sciences.
 
The successful proposal would be awarded as a cooperative agreement or master cooperative agreement with cooperative support agreement(s) on or after 1 April 2018 with an anticipated duration of five years, and possibly renewable upon a successful review for an additional five years. A transition period may be proposed.


NSFMPSCBMS
NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences
OSP Deadline: April 21, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 28, 2017
Award Amount: $35,000 over one year
 
The NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences are a series of five-day conferences, each of which features a distinguished lecturer delivering ten lectures on a topic of important current research in one sharply focused area of the mathematical sciences. CBMS refers to the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, which publicizes the conferences and administers the resulting publications. Support is provided for about 30 participants at each conference.

 
OtherNSFMPS 
NSF: MPS Opportunities  

National Science Foundation: Directorate for Engineering

OtherNSFDFE 
NSF: Directorate for Engineering Opportunities
National Science Foundation: Crosscutting and Interdisciplinary

NSFCIIUCRC2
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)
OSP Deadline: April 12, 2017
Sponsor Preliminary Proposal Deadline (required): April 19, 2017
Award Amount: Funding is subject to the availability of funds. Anticipated funding includes continued annual support and supplemental requests for existing IUCRCs.
 
The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Each Center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the Center faculty. An IUCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an IUCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.



NSFCICareer2
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
Sponsor Deadline: July 19, 2017 for BIO, CISE, EHR; July 20, 2017 for ENG; July 21, 2017 for GEO, MPS, SBE
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Award Information: The CAREER award, including indirect costs, is expected to total a minimum of $400,000 for the 5-year duration, with the following exceptions: Awards for proposals to the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), or the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) are expected to total a minimum of $500,000 for the 5-year duration.
 
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply. A Principal Investigator (PI) may submit only one CAREER proposal per annual competition. In addition, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three CAREER competitions. PIs must be employed in a tenure-track position as an assistant professor as of October 1 after the proposal submission and be untenured as of October 1 following the proposal submission. Associate Professors are not eligible for the CAREER Award program.

 
OtherNSFCross2 
Other NSF: Crosscutting and Interdisciplinary Opportunities

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Erin Cromack
Senior Research Development Officer
cromack@fas.harvard.edu | 617-496-5252

Jennifer Corby
Research Development Officer
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