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New Funding Opportunities

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Deadline info
USDA NIFA AFRI
Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative
Jun 21, 2017
Various
NSF- USDA NIFA
NSF - NIFA Plant Biotic Interactions Program
Sep 01, 2017
USDA NIFA
Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area
Jul 13, 2017
USDA NIFA AFRI
Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area
Jun 28, 2017
USDA NIFA
2017 Foundational Program
Jun 08, 2017
various

Funding Opportunities

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Deadline info
USDA NIFA
2017 Foundational Program
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006351
Various ~$500K over 4-5 years
RFP Link

June 19, 21, 27, 28, 29

Agricultural Engineering Jun 08, 2017
Bioprocessing and Bioengineering Jun 08, 2017
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Jun 15, 2017
Sustainable Agroecosystems: Functions, Processes and Management Jun 21, 2017
Networks for Synthesis, Data Sharing and Management Jun 21, 2017
Physiology of Agricultural Plants Jun 28, 2017
Pollinator Health: Research and Application Jun 28, 2017
Foundational Knowledge of Agricultural Production Systems Jun 29, 2017
Nanotechnology for Agricultural and Food Systems Jul 06, 2017
Economics, Markets and Trade Jul 06, 2017
Plant Breeding for Agricultural Production Jul 19, 2017
Innovation for Rural Entrepreneurs and Communities Jul 27, 2017
Critical Agricultural Research and Extension (CARE)  LOI May 24, 2017
(Aug 9, 2017)
Exploratory Research LOI Anytime
Social Implications of Emerging Technologies LOI Jun 1, 2017
(Full Aug 17, 2017) 
Jun 08, 2017
various
USDA NIFA AFRI
Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006354

1. Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers and Educational Professionals (PD-STEP) - Jun 28, 2017 - $150K for 3 years

2. Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) - Jun 28, 2017  - $300K for 4 years

3. Predoctoral Fellowships - Jun 21, 2017 - $95K for 2 years

4. Postdoctoral Fellowships - Jun 21, 2017 - $165K for 2 years

Jun 21, 2017
Various
USDA NIFA AFRI
Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006352
$500K or $1M over 5 years
RFP Link

1. Lignin or Nano-cellulosic Co-Products from Biomass Feedstocks

The economic viability of regional bioenergy systems will be greatly affected by the production of high-value biobased products from regionally-appropriate feedstocks. This priority focuses on the biological, chemical, and thermochemical processes to produce value-added products, chemicals, lubricants, films, and industrial polymers from lignin or through nano-cellulosic technologies. The intended outcome is to help commercialize agriculture/forestry-based bioproducts that can provide federal agencies, state entities, industry, the military, and consumers with safer, more cost effective, and environmentally preferable purchasing options.

2. Biomass Feedstock Genetic Development and Evaluation

This priority seeks to support long-term biomass feedstock crop development. Partners and stakeholders agree that there is a strong need to perpetuate and dramatically expand existing and emerging biomass feedstock genetic development, testing, and selection at increasing scale across different regions to support the emerging bioeconomy. The increasing scale would also allow for a broader range of crop production, logistics and handling technologies to be studied and optimized. NIFA envisions competitively selecting six projects that will address developing the availability and supply of biomass feedstock at the cost, quality and scale requisite to drive regional commercial production of fuels, chemicals, and products by targeting specific relevant molecules (e.g., fiber, sugars, lignin, lipids, organic acids).

Jun 28, 2017
USDA NIFA
Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006353
$1.2M, 5 years
RFP Link

Climate, Land Use, and Land Management - This program area priority encourages applications that address the patterns, processes, and consequences (including greenhouse gas emissions and other climate feedbacks) of changes in land use and management, their drivers, particularly in relation to agricultural and forestry systems’ response, resiliency, and adaptation and mitigation potential in a variable climate at multiple spatial and temporal scales.

Jul 13, 2017
NSF- USDA NIFA
NSF - NIFA Plant Biotic Interactions Program
NSF 17-551
N/A
RFP Link

The Plant Biotic Interactions (PBI) program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests. This joint NSF-NIFA program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems, and agriculturally relevant plants. The program’s scope extends from fundamental mechanisms to translational efforts, with the latter seeking to put into agricultural practice insights gained from basic research on the mechanisms that govern plant biotic interactions. Projects must be strongly justified in terms of fundamental biological processes and/or relevance to agriculture and may be purely fundamental or applied, or include aspects of both perspectives. All types of symbiosis are appropriate, including commensalism, mutualism, parasitism, and host-pathogen interactions. Research may focus on the biology of the plant host, its pathogens, pests or symbionts, interactions among these, or on the function of plant-associated microbiomes. The program welcomes proposals on the dynamics of initiation, transmission, maintenance and outcome of these complex associations, including studies of metabolic interactions, immune recognition and signaling, host-symbiont regulation, reciprocal responses among interacting species and mechanisms associated with self/non-self recognition such as those in pollen-pistil interactions. 

Sep 01, 2017
National Science Foundation
Environmental Sustainability
PD 17-7643
$100,000/yr for 3 years
RFP Link

There are four principal general research areas that are supported:

  • Industrial Ecology: Topics of interest in Industrial Ecology include advancements in modeling such as life cycle assessment, materials flow analysis, input/output economic models, and novel metrics for measuring sustainable systems. Innovations in industrial ecology are encouraged.
  • Green Engineering: Research is encouraged to advance the sustainability of manufacturing processes, green buildings, and infrastructure. Many programs in the Engineering Directorate support research in environmentally benign manufacturing or chemical processes. The Environmental Sustainability program supports research that would affect more than one chemical or manufacturing process or that takes a systems or holistic approach to green engineering for infrastructure or green buildings. Improvements in distribution and collection systems that will advance smart growth strategies and ameliorate effects of growth are research areas that are supported by Environmental Sustainability. Innovations in management of storm water, recycling and reuse of drinking water, and other green engineering techniques to support sustainability may also be fruitful areas for research. NOTE: Water treatment proposals are to be submitted to the CBET Environmental Engineering program (1440), NOT the Environmental Sustainability program (7643).
  • Ecological Engineering: Topics should focus on the engineering aspects of restoring ecological function to natural systems. Engineering research in the enhancement of natural capital to foster sustainable development is encouraged.
  • Earth Systems Engineering: Earth systems engineering considers aspects of large scale engineering research that involve mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, adaptation to climate change, and other global scale concerns.
Oct 20, 2017
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National Science Foundation
Combustion and Fire Systems
PD 17-1407
$100,000/yr for 3 years
RFP Link

Research areas of interest for this program include:

  • Basic Combustion Science: Laminar and turbulent combustion of gas, liquid, and solid fuels in premixed, non-premixed, partially premixed, and homogeneous modes over a broad range of temperatures, pressures and length scales; burning of novel and synthetic fuels; development of predictive models and diagnostic tools.
  • Combustion Science Related to Clean Energy: Increasing efficiency and reducing pollution; production and use of renewable fuels; biomass combustion, gasification, and fast pyrolysis; technologies such as oxy-fuel combustion and chemical looping combustion for carbon capture.
  • Fire Prevention: Improved understanding of fires to prevent their spread, inhibit their growth, and suppress them.
Oct 20, 2017
Submission Window
National Science Foundation
Environmental Engineering
PD 17-1440
$110,000/yr for 3 years
RFP Link

Major areas of interest include:

  • Enhancing the availability of high quality water supplies: Development of innovative biological, chemical and physical treatment processes to meet the growing demand for water; investigation of processes that remove and degrade contaminants, remediate contaminated soil and groundwater, and convert wastewaters into water suitable for reuse; investigation of environmental engineering aspects of urban watersheds, reservoirs, estuaries and storm water management; investigation of biogeochemical and transport processes driving water quality in the aquatic and subsurface environment. (Please note that water treatment research targeting chemical or physical separation processes (e.g. membranes) should be submitted to the Process Separations Program, CBET 1417).
  • Fate and transport of contaminants of emerging concern in air, water, solid waste, and soils: Investigate the fate, transport, and remediation of potentially harmful contaminants and their by-products. (Please note that research concerning nanomaterials should be submitted to Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials, CBET 1179).
Oct 20, 2017
Submission Window
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