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National Center for Food Protection and Defense
Food Protection and Defense Grant Opportunities
Adversarial Modeling and Decision Support
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 55-13-05
Agency: DoD-NRL
Deadline: Ongoing
BAA expires July 9, 2015.
Individual Award Amount: Not stated
Description: The Adversarial Modeling and Exploitation (AMX) Office of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) seeks proposals for innovative research and development in information technology. Current and anticipated areas of research focus include: 1) Behavioral Characterization of Adversaries, 2) Enhancing Decision Support/Analysis Capabilities with Behaviors.
 

Development of Microsensors and Microsystems for Physical, Chemical, and Biochemical Applications
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 61-13-03
Agency: DoD-ONR-NRL
Deadline: Ongoing
BAA active through June 2015
Individual Award Amount: Not stated
Description: The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is interested in receiving proposals for research and development of new microsensors and microsystems to detect a variety of physical phenomena and chemical and biochemical species. The Surface Nanoscience and Sensor Technology Section of the Chemistry Division addresses a variety of DoD problems, from drug analysis to chemical and biological threat agent detection.
 

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: BAA ECBC-11
Agency: DoD–ECBC
Deadline: Ongoing
Except late in FY.
Individual Award Amount: Not stated
Description: The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) is the nation’s principal research and development resource for non-medical chemical and biological (CB) defense.
 

Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction
Announcement/Solicitation Number: HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD-BAA
Agency: DoD–DTRA
Deadline: Ongoing
White papers and full proposals accepted until Sept. 30, 2015
Individual Award Amount: Not stated
Approximate range $25K–$1M per annual award.
Description: DTRA seeks to identify, adopt, and adapt emerging, existing and revolutionary sciences that may demonstrate high payoff potential to Counter-WMD (C-WMD) threats.
 

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 12-513
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Ongoing
Contact appropriate disciplinary program office to obtain information about current deadline dates.
Individual Award Amount: $349,899
Average. Highest to date: $1,556,399.
Description: Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) promotes university-industry partnerships by making project funds or fellowships/traineeships available to support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages.
 

Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID)
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Ongoing
Individual Award Amount: Up to $200,000
Description: The RAPID funding mechanism is used for proposals having a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.
 

IARPA Office of Incisive Analysis Office-Wide BAA
Announcement/Solicitation Number: IARPA-BAA-14-02
Agency: ODNI–IARPA
Deadline: Ongoing
Offers will be accepted at all times during the dates of the open BAA, March 10, 2014–March 9, 2015.
Individual Award Amount: Not stated
Multiple awards are anticipated for this BAA. Awards generally will be for a period of performance of 12 months or less.
Description: Office of Incisive Analysis (IA) focuses on maximizing insights from the massive, disparate, unreliable and dynamic data that are, or could be, available to analysts, in a timely manner. We are pursuing new sources of information from existing and novel data, and developing innovative techniques that can be utilized in the processes of analysis. IA programs are in diverse technical disciplines, but have common features: (a) create technologies that can earn the trust of the analyst user by providing the reasoning for results; and (b) address data uncertainty and provenance explicitly. Offerors should demonstrate that their proposed effort has the potential to make revolutionary, rather than incremental, improvements to intelligence capabilities.
 

Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office Wide
Announcement/Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-14-39
Agency: DoD–DARPA
Deadline: Ongoing
Abstracts accepted until June 2, 2015.
Individual Award Amount: Not stated
Description: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). I2O explores game-changing technologies in the fields of information science and technology to anticipate and create rapid shifts in the complex national security landscape.
 

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program
Announcement/Solicitation Number: HM0210-14-BAA-0001
Agency: DoD–NGA
Deadline: Ongoing
White papers accepted until 8/31/17. Full proposals accepted until 9/30/17. Proposals evaluated quarterly.
Individual Award Amount: Not stated
Award ceiling: $7,200,000
Award floor: $300,000
Description: 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
 

Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School
Announcement/Solicitation Number: NPS-BAA-14-004
Agency: DoD–NPS
Deadline: Ongoing
BAA open until July 31, 2015
Individual Award Amount: Not stated
Description: The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is interested in receiving proposals for research initiatives that offer potential for advancement and improvement in the NPS core mission of graduate education and research.
 

Research Interests of the US Air Force Academy
Announcement/Solicitation Number: USAFA-BAA-2009-1
Agency: DoD–USAFA
Deadline: Ongoing
BAA open to Sep. 30, 2019
Individual Award Amount: Variable
Dependent upon USAFA Department/Center/Institute applied to. Low: avg. award for Bioenergy & Biomimetics:$43,491. High: avg. award for Engineering Mechanics: $1,557,747
Description: USAFA’s Dean of Faculty (DF) is announcing to business and academia the intent to solicit proposals for fundamental research.
 

U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) BAA for Basic and Applied Research–Combat Ration Research and Development
Announcement/Solicitation Number: W911QY-13-R-0032
Agency: NCD-NSRDEC
Deadline: Ongoing
Concept papers accepted until Feb. 28, 2015.
Individual Award Amount: Not stated
Description: This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is intended to fulfill requirements for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing state-of-the-art technologies and/or increasing knowledge and understanding as a means of eliminating current technology barriers.
 

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 14-596
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Nov. 10, 2014
Varies by project size. Next deadlines are Nov. 10, 2014 (medium); Nov. 20, 2014 (large); Jan. 14, 2015 (small); Sep. 21, 2015 (medium).
Individual Award Amount: Variable.
Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years; Medium Projects - $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and Large Projects - $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.
Description: CISE’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: 1) The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program; 2) The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and 3) The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.
 

Other possible food defense opportunities
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014
Individual Award Amount: Variable
Description: Note: NSF has other chemistry programs that might fit with agent detection, etc.: Chemical Synthesis; Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry; Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms; Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods.
 

Request for New Proposals - General Call 2015
Agency: National Pork Board
Deadline: Nov. 18, 2014
Individual Award Amount: Variable, dependent upon research area.
Description: The National Pork Board solicits research proposals on topics that include pork safety; swine health; and producer/public health and zoonotic disease.
 

Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (DoD MURI)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: ONRFOA 14-012
Agency: DoD ONR
Deadline: Nov. 24, 2014
White papers deadline.
Individual Award Amount: $1,250,000–$1,500,000.
Typical award range. Funding for collaborative US / UK topics should be discussed with the topic chief.
Description: The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD.
 

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 14-610
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Dec. 3, 2014
Letter of intent deadline. NOTE: Only two lead applications per institution accepted—your institution may require internal coordination and have an earlier deadline.
Individual Award Amount: $1,000,000
Per year up to three years.
Description: The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with a least one industry partner to build technological, human, and service system innovation capacity. These partnerships focus on the integration of technologies into a specified human-centered smart service system with the potential to achieve transformational change in an existing service system or to spur an entirely new service system. These technologies have been inspired by existing breakthrough discoveries.
 

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (NSF STC)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 14-600
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Dec. 11, 2014
Preliminary proposal due date. Full proposal deadline June 16, 2015. NOTE: Only one application per institution accepted—your institution may require internal coordination and have an earlier deadline.
Individual Award Amount: $5,000,000
Approximate. Based on anticipate awarding of four total awards.
Description: The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. 
 

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 13-594
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Jan. 5, 2015
Letter of intent deadline. Full proposal deadline March 3, 2015. Additional anticipated letter of intent deadline June 26, 2015.
Individual Award Amount: Variable
Estimate 2–8 full center awards and 4–6 planning grant awards annually.
Description: The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small 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.
 

Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 12-502
Agency: NSF, DTRA, & NGA
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2015
Anticipated deadline.
Individual Award Amount: $401,440
Average. Highest to date: $1,198,663.
Description: The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has formed a partnership with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for the detection of chemical agents, biological threats, and threats inferred from geospatial information.
 

FDA Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13/U13)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: PAR-14-237
Agency: FDA
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015
Yearly thereafter. Additional deadline 6/15/15 and yearly thereafter. NOTE: pre-approval to submit is required at least 8 weeks prior to the submission deadline.
Individual Award Amount: Variable
Award amount dependent upon FDA Center/Office that is applied to for conference. Example low: $25K (Office of Regulatory Affairs). Example high: unlimited (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition).
Description: The FDA recognizes the value of supporting high quality, small conferences and scientific meetings relevant to its mission and to the public health.
 

FY 2011–2016 Basic Research for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: HDTRA1-11-16-BRCWMD-BAA
Agency: DoD–DTRA
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015
Anticipated deadline.
Individual Award Amount: Variable
$75K–$500K/year dependent on award type.
Description: This BAA is focused on soliciting basic research projects that support the DTRA mission to safeguard America and its allies from WMD (e.g., chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives) by providing capabilities to reduce, eliminate, and counter the threat and mitigate its effects.
 

Decision, Risk and Management Sciences
Announcement/Solicitation Number: PD-98-1321
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Jan. 18, 2015
Additional anticipated deadline Aug. 18, 2015
Individual Award Amount: $310,462
Average. Highest to date: $794,878.
Description: The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society.
 

Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 13-605
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Jan. 22, 2015
Anticipated. Annually 1/22; 4/22; 7/22; 10/22.
Individual Award Amount: $10K–$75K
$2M/year total; 30–40 awards/year.
Description: The Catalyzing New International Collaboration (CNIC) program will support US researchers' participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer.
 

Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events
Announcement/Solicitation Number: PD-10-1638
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015
Full proposal window September 1–15, 2014 and February 1–17, 2015. Annually thereafter.
Individual Award Amount: $238,712
Average. Highest to date: $805,104.
Description: The IMEE program focuses on the impact of large-scale hazards on civil infrastructure and society and on related issues of preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery. It supports fundamental research on the interdependence of civil infrastructure and society, development of sustainable infrastructures, and civil infrastructure vulnerability and risk reduction.
 

Manufacturing Enterprise Systems
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 13-1786
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015
Full proposal window: September 1–9, 2014. Additional anticipated application window February 1–15, 2015.
Individual Award Amount: $234,939
Average. Highest to date: $480,095.
Description: The MES program supports research on design, planning, and control of operations in manufacturing enterprises. Research is supported that is both grounded in an interesting and relevant application and requires the development of novel analytical and computational methodologies that may be of broader interest.
 

Service Enterprise Systems (SES)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: PD 10-1787
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015
Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2014–September 15, 2014, February 1, 2015–February 17, 2015 and annually thereafter.
Individual Award Amount: $330,952
Average. Recent high: $1,145,685.
Description: The SES program supports research on decision making related to design, planning, and operation of commercial, nonprofit, and institutional service enterprises with the goal of improving their overall effectiveness and cost reduction.
 

Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication (R01)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: PA-15-010
Agency: NIH
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2015
Additional deadlines June 5 and Oct. , 2015. Further anticipated deadlines through 2017.
Individual Award Amount: Not stated.
Description: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to facilitate multidisciplinary collaborations among researchers to promote research in identifying, quantifying, and communicating spatial uncertainty in health research to improve disease control and prevention. An additional goal is to facilitate integration of data collection, information technology, visualization tools, statistical models, and health communication to reduce spatial uncertainty in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of disease control programs. [Note: additional opportunities in same area are available as NIH R03 and R21 grants in funding opportunities PA-15-011 and PA-15-009.] 
 

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Call for Proposals
Agency: IUSSTF
Deadline: Mar. 1, 2015
Anticipated deadline.
Individual Award Amount: Variable.
INR 1,000,000–1,200,000 for Workshop/ Symposium/ Conference and Training Program and Advanced Schools.
INR 40,000,000–45,000,000 for two-year period.
Description: The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), established under an agreement between the Governments of India and the United States of America, is an autonomous, not-for-profit society that promotes and catalyzes Indo-US bilateral collaborations in science, technology, engineering and biomedical research. IUSSTF solicits proposals for activities, events, and initiatives that promote interactions between the scientific and research communities in India and the US, such as: Bilateral Workshop/ Symposium/ Conference; Training Program and Advanced Schools; Indo-US R&D Joint Networked Center; and Indo-US Public-Private Joint Networked Center.
 

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 14-569
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Mar. 13, 2015
Letter of Intent deadline. Full proposal due Apr. 14, 2015.
Individual Award Amount: $200,000
Up to $200,000 for 18 months per award;
Description: The PFI: AIR-TT solicitation serves as an early opportunity to move previously NSF-funded research results with promising commercial potential along the path toward commercialization.
 

Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and Systems (RIPS)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: 14-524
Agency: NSF
Deadline: Mar. 19, 2015
Anticipated deadline.
Individual Award Amount: Variable
Type 1 Awards: Projects will have a duration of 1-2 years for a maximum of $300,000 for each project in total direct and indirect costs. Type 2 Awards: Projects will be of 3 years in duration and in the range of $1 to $2.5 million maximum for each project in total direct and indirect costs.
Description: The RIPS solicitation seeks proposals with transformative ideas that will ensure interdependent critical infrastructure systems (ICIs) services are effective, efficient, dependable, adaptable, resilient, safe, and secure. 
 

FDA Conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) (U18)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: PAR-13-164
Agency: HHS-FDA
Deadline: Apr. 17, 2015
Letter of Intent
Individual Award Amount: $300,000
Description: The intended outcome of this FOA is to advance efforts for a nationally integrated food safety system by assisting State manufactured food regulatory programs to achieve and maintain full conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS). 
 

Biological Technologies
Announcement/Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-14-38
Agency: DoD–DARPA
Deadline: Apr. 30, 2015
Abstracts and proposals accepting starting 5/1/14
Individual Award Amount: Not stated
Description: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences.
 

Defense Sciences Office Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement
Announcement/Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-14-46
Agency: DoD–DARPA DSO
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Executive summary deadline. Abstracts: 5/18/15. Full proposals: 6/16/15.
Individual Award Amount: Not stated
Description: The mission of DSO is to identify and pursue high-risk/high-payoff research initiatives throughout a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines. The upcoming BAA will seek responses relating to areas that include Novel Sensing and Detection Enabled by New Science as well as Complexity and Uncertainty in Systems.
 

USP Global Fellowship Awards
Agency: USP
Deadline: May 2, 2015
Anticipated deadline.
Individual Award Amount: $50,000 (Up to)
Description: The USP Global Fellowship Awards Program promotes research in areas relating to standards for medicines, foods, and dietary supplements and their use.
 

Authentication of food products
Announcement/Solicitation Number: H2020-SFS-2015-1
Agency: European Commission
Deadline: Jun. 11, 2015
Individual Award Amount: $500,000
Description: Proposals should aim at facilitating cooperation between European research funding bodies in the area of authentication of food products, specifically increasing confidence of consumers and markets in olive oil quality and other food products and improving the competitiveness of olive oil and the food supply chain.
 

Naval Postgraduate School FY15 Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: NPS-BAA-14-003
Agency: DoD–NPS
Deadline: Jun. 27, 2015
Anticipated white paper deadline.
Individual Award Amount: Variable
Research projects: $50K–150K; strategic dialogue projects: $125K–225K.
Description: The program solicits innovative proposals for research on WMD/WME counterproliferation, nonproliferation, and strategy.
 

Food Protection Task Force Conference (R13)
Announcement/Solicitation Number: PAR-13-200
Agency: HHS-FDA
Deadline: Jul. 2, 2015
Individual Award Amount: $10,000
Ceiling
Description: This FOA is to solicit applications from organizations that propose to organize Food Protection Task Force meetings to foster communication, cooperation and collaboration within the States among State, local, tribal and territorial food protection, public health, agriculture, and regulatory agencies.
 

OECD Co-operative Research Programme Conference Sponsorship
Agency: OECD
Deadline: Jul. 10, 2015
Anticipated.
Individual Award Amount: Not stated.
Funding covers expenses for 12–15 speakers and publication of conference proceedings.
Description: Applications are invited from research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries for funding towards a conference (or workshop, symposium, etc) to take place in a member country of the Co-operative Research Programme. The aim of the Conference Sponsorship scheme is to inform policy makers, industry and academia of current and future research, scientific developments and opportunities in these areas. Applications should fit into one of the three following research themes [2015 call themes]: 1) The Natural Resources Challenge; 2) Sustainability in Practice; or 3) The Food Chain.
For further information or questions, please contact:
Stephen Streng
Writer & Proposal Developer
stephen@umn.edu
612-625-4302


 

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