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Funding Opportunities

Brevard County

Tourist & Lagoon Grant Program provides up to $900 K in total funding for projects improving Indian River Lagoon health & positively impacting Brevard County tourism.  Key areas

  • Key areas: Litter Control (Shoreline & Causeways/Entryways), Living Shorelines (Restoration & Protection), Habitat Restoration support Fishing/Wildlife Viewing & Charters), Waterway Destinations & Access
  • Non-mandatory pre-submittal meeting 8 October, and proposals due 7 November 2018


Air Force FY2020 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)

  • Support early career scientists & engineers receiving Ph.D. or equivalent  by 1 April 2012 or later showing exceptional ability & promise for conducting basic research.  Award limit is $150K/yr for 3 years.  Total number of YIP awards made is approx 37

  • Key dates: 3 Jun 2019 proposals due; technical or general pre-proposal inquiries due 26 Apr 2019
  • Objective: to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering

  • Eligibility note: Individual awards are made to U.S. institutions of higher education where PI is a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident by 01 October 2019; employed on a full-time basis
  • POC: Ellen Robinson,  Program Coordinator, Phone 703-588-8527.
  • Solicitation & URL:  FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2019-0003
  • AFOSR funding opportunities resource page

FY2020 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program

  • Funds acquisition of equipment or instrumentation to conduct research and educate scientists and engineers in national defense priority areas.  Administered by 3 agencies through the following solicitations.

    • Army Research Office (ARO) - W911NF19S0005

    • Office of Naval Research (ONR) - N00014-19-S-F007

    • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) - FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2019-0001

  •  Proposers should clearly identify how research supported by the proposed instrumentation aligns with the 2018 National Defense Strategy technology focus areas of hypersonics, directed energy, command, control & communications, space offense & defense, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence & machine learning, missile defense, quantum science & computing, microelectronics, and autonomy.

Full Proposal Deadline: May 17, 2019 (11:59 PM EDT)

  •  Additional details on Florida Tech Research Listserv [23 Feb 2019]. TRACKS login required.

DARPA - Measuring Biological Aptitude (MBA)

  • Biological Technologies Office - Solicitation HR001119S0021

  • Proposal abstract due 28 Feb 2019; Full Proposal due 8 Apr 2019 (4 pm ET)

  • Synopsis - MBA addresses the need for a more capable fighting force by improving how an individual warfighter identifies, measures, and tracks personalized biomarkers to help achieve new levels of performance for specialized roles throughout their career. The MBA program will give warfighters the ability to understand, in real-time, the underlying biological processes that govern their own performance by elucidating the internal expression circuits (e.g., genetic, epigenetic, metabolomic, etc.) that shape military- relevant cognitive, behavioral, and physical traits. Simultaneously, the program will create new technologies for tracking these expression circuits in real time, providing instantaneous user feedback to aid the warfighter to be successful throughout training, assessment and selection, and mission execution for their desired military specialty.   3 Technical Areas:
    • Expression circuits (phenotypic assays, expression circuit analysis, expression circuit analysis tools)
    • Real-time molecular target monitoring
    • Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) for Testing & Evaluation (T&E) of MBA System

  • Proposer's Day Information Posted Online

DTRA - University - Basic Research Day on 22 March 2019 in Lorton, VA

  • Announcing details on transition from Basic Research Investment to an Alliance model and garner community input on 3 draft BAAs

  • Registration requests received after 15 February 2019 may be considered on a limited basis.  DTRA personnel will provide brief presentations & field technical questions.  Program leadership, the Grants Officer, and the program managers will be in attendance.  In addition, a break-out session will be conducted by the Program Managers for each of the three BAAs.

  • Interested individuals should emailing the following information to by 15 February 2019. 
    • Name, Affiliation to include university and school/department, Email address
    • Statement on permission to release contact information to other registrants for networking purposes
    • Interest in Broad Agency Announcement, Research Area, and Focus Area, as appropriate
    • Preference for in-person or web-based participation
    • Confirmation of U.S. Person status to include citizenship; Foreign Nationals with permanent resident status must provide copy of permanent resident card (front and back) that includes the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Number.  Please note that this scan should be submitted via email as an attachment that is *password-protected*; ensure that the password is sent in a separate email. 
  • Administrative and technical questions may be emailed in advance of the University Day to  no later than 1 March 2019; answers may be provided at the University Day, at the discretion of DTRA. 

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program seeks Fellowship Applicants & Panelists for 2019 Class

  • NDSEG Fellowships last up to 4 years & cover full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $3,200 & up to $1,200 a year in medical insurance.
  • Disciplines Sought:  Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biosciences (incl toxicology),  Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences (incl terrain, water, and air), Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (includes undersea systems), Nuclear Engineering, Oceanography (incl ocean acoustics, remote sensing, & marine meteorology),  and Physics (incl optics)
    • Panelists/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are necessary for the evaluation of the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program.  If you are interested in serving on a panel to evaluate applications, please apply along with uploading your resume/CV.  Panelist receive a $600.00 honorarium.


Request for Information on the Emerging Smart Technology Appliance & Equipment Market

  • The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invites comments via an RFI on the Emerging Smart Technology Appliance and Equipment Market. No monetary awards will be made under this announcement. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Comments are due Nov 16. More information is available at:


Florida Space Grant Fellowships & Research Grants - Current deadlines are 1 Apr 2019.  Period of performance  is 1 May 2019 to 1 May 2020.  No-cost extensions will not be granted due to the current NASA FSGC grant expiring.  Applicants are encouraged to review the corresponding URLs containing the RFP including letter of intent deadlines, matching funds requirements, etc.

  • Florida Space Research Program

    • Seed funding for space related  projects (up to $25K)

  • Space Florida & KSC Technology Development Program (LOI Deadline: 8 Mar 2019)

    • Two topic areas for KSC-patented technologies: Inductive Non-Contact Position Sensor, and Self-Healing Low-Melt Polyimides

    • $25000 budget maximum per topic area
  • Masters Fellowship Program

    • $10000 stipend for 1 year to Masters students  (US citizens only; permanent residents not eligible)

  • Dissertation and Thesis Improvement Fellowship

    • $5000  supplemental awards for items not normally available from university or other sources. Funds cannot be used for salaries nor tuition. (US citizens only; permanent residents not eligible)

  • Hybrid Motor Rocket Competition
    • Deadline TBA - expected Sep 2019.  Up to $600 per team available with additional prizes of $500 (max altitude) &  $750 (2000 ft accuracy) to cover travel (US citizens) & project costs.
  • Senior Design & NASA Competitions - Applications accepted on a continuous basis.  Up to $750 for senior design & $2000 for NASA & other competitions.

Centennial Challenges - Federal Register Notice 18-066

  • The CO₂ Conversion Challenge is devoted to fostering the development of CO₂ conversion systems that can effectively produce singular or multiple molecular compounds identified as desired microbial manufacturing ingredients and/or that provide a significant advancement of physicochemical CO₂ conversion for the production of useful molecules.  NASA envisions this competition having two phases with a total prize purse of up to $1 million.  Phase 1 (the current phase) is the Concept Phase with a prize purse of up to $250,000 to demonstrate capabilities to develop technologies to manufacture “food” for microbial bioreactors from CO₂ and hydrogen molecules, with the ultimate goal of producing glucose.   The initiation of Phase 2, a Demonstration Challenge with a prize purse of up to $750,000, is contingent on the emergence of promising submissions in Phase 1 that demonstrate a viable approach to achieve the Challenge goals. The official rules for Phase 2 will be released at a later date.
  • Team registration deadline is 24 Jan 2019.  Submissions are due 28 Feb 2019.
  • Complete details at


National Oceanographic Partnership Program 2019 BAA # N00014-18-S-B007

  • NOAA partners with over 20 agencies in the NOPP.  Select projects are funded by individual agencies after the NOPP office, ONR and panels of experts conduct an evaluation of the full proposals under each topic.  Total Program Funding is $27.3 million over 3 yrs.  Faculty seeking collaboration are encouraged to contact SECOORA Exec Dir Debra Hernandez 843-906-8686 or
  • Topic Areas & Due Dates.  Letters of Intent for Topics 3-7 only are due 2 Nov 2018.  See complete solicitation
    • CubeSat Sensors for Investigating Littoral Ocean & Atmosphere Dynamics - 21 Dec 2018

    • Sustained observations of marine biodiversity for improved understanding of marine ecosystem responses to changing environmental conditions 21 Dec 2018

    • Advanced Sensor Technology18 Jan 2019

    • Autonomous Profiling Floats for Investigating Tropical Pacific Ocean Biogeochemistry18 Jan 2019

    • Improving Arctic Operational Forecasts Arctic Observing System Simulation Experiments using Year of Polar Prediction data 18 Jan 2019

    • New Approaches for Data Assimilation to Improve Operational Ocean Prediction18 Jan 2019

    • Autonomous Mapping18 Jan 2019


Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association mini-proposals

  • Funds 12-month research projects addressing a key gap in scientific understanding, technology, or data] in the following environmental concerns within the Southeast US region
    • Harmful algal blooms
    • Sound in the marine environment
    • Coral health
  • Observations may be physical, bio-optical, chemical, or acoustic with the intent to integrate with SECOORA’s observational, modeling, and/or data management sub-systems. 
  • Grants between $5K & $30K with an estimated 1 to 2 awards provided.
Proposals are due by April 15, 2019.
  • Additional details can be found on the SECOORA website along with the RFP.   Questions? Jennifer Dorton (


ORAU-Directed Research & Development Grants (ODRD)

Innovation Crossroads Now Accepting Applications for Cohort 3 in Energy or Manufacturing Innovation

  • A 2-year fellowship with up to $90 K stipend plus health insurance & travel allowance
  • Access to facilities, equipment and expertise, plus $200 K in R&D funding to support collaborations across ORNL
  • Business mentors, entrepreneurial training & networking
  • Informational webinar 4 October 2018, Initial Applications due 29 Oct 2018
  • Complete details at

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24 Apr 2019 @ 9:57 am

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