Recent Funding Opportunities
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
DARPA - Measuring Biological Aptitude (MBA)
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 DTRA-URA-Program@mail.mil 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 DTRA-URA-Program@mail.mil 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: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/html/2018-20131.htm
Florida Space Grant Fellowships & Research Grants - All deadlines below 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.
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 www.co2conversionchallenge.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
ORNL & ORAU
ORAU-Directed Research & Development Grants (ODRD)
- Objective: to utilize ORAU-provided seed funds to position a collaborative team to be more competitive for external funding sources
- Award amount: up to $75,000 to be shared between Florida Tech & ORAU researchers. (overhead charges are not permitted
- Due dates
- Internal - 11 Mar 2019, 5 pm ET to Florida Tech Office of Research
- External - 25 Mar 2019, 12 pm ET to ORAU. Final proposals will be submitted to ORAU by the Office of Research.
- FAQ: www.orau.org/university-partnerships/member-grant-programs/odrd.html
- Complete details posted to Florida Tech Research Listserv
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 https://innovationcrossroads.ornl.gov