NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants NEH Office of Digital Humanities is accepting applications for the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program. The program supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects at different stages of their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this program, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. Deadline: January 15
The NSF Big Idea on Understanding the Rules of Life program has issued a new solicitation: Understanding the Rule of Life: Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms (URoL:MTM), www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20513/nsf20513.htm?org=DMS. The interdisciplinary focus of URoL:MTM presents an excellent opportunity for the development of novel experimental methods and theory, comparative approaches integrating knowledge from different scientific disciplines, predictive modeling, new mathematical, computational and data science approaches, and integrated multi-disciplinary education and outreach activities. Projects of interest include development of new artificial intelligence approaches that can be constrained by mechanisms, models, and/or theories to reveal the underlying principles governing the microbiome and its association with a host or habitat, as well as new models for molecular communication within the biome and combinations of computational approaches across levels of analysis. Successful research is expected to develop predictive frameworks and employ theoretical, experimental, and/or computational modeling approaches to increase our understanding of microbiomes.
NEH Public Humanities Projects The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history.
This program supports projects in three categories: Exhibitions (permanent, temporary, or traveling); interpretive programs at Historic Places; and Humanities Discussions related to the 250th anniversary of the nation’s founding. Deadline: January 8
NIH Communication and Decision Making for Individuals with Inherited Cancer Syndromes (U01) NCI invites the submission of applications requesting support for projects that will be conducted to develop, test, and evaluate interventions and implementation approaches, or adapt existing approaches, to improve cancer risk communication between patients with an inherited susceptibility to cancer (and their families) and providers so that affected individuals can make informed clinical risk management decisions. Deadline: January 21
DOE-SC FY 2020 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program The SC mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and major scientific tools to transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic and national security of the United States. SC accomplishes its mission and advances national goals by supporting: 1) the frontiers of sciences; 2) the 21st Century tools of science; and 3) science for energy and the environment. Deadline: on-going through September 30, 2020
NASA-ROSES Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth System Science The primary goal of the Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth System Science (ACCESS) Program is to adopt and implement technologies to effectively manage, discover and use NASA’s archive of Earth observations for scientific research and applications. NASA is seeking proposals that significantly advance discovery, management, use and analysis of large and complex Earth science data sets or support existing open source tools and libraries. Proposals must clearly identify user communities that will benefit from the technology and demonstrate linkages to pressing Earth science data management problems or the need for open source library and tool maintenance. Deadlines: December 12 – NOI; January 30 – Proposal
NASA-ROSES Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology Through FINESST, the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) solicits proposals from accredited U.S. universities and other eligible organizations for graduate student-designed and performed research projects that contribute to SMD’s science, technology and exploration goals. The Future Investigator (FI, i.e., the student participant) shall have the primary initiative to define the proposed FINESST research project and must be the primary author, with input or supervision from the proposal’s Principal Investigator (PI), as appropriate. In cases when the PI already has an ongoing research award from NASA, the research proposed under FINESST may address a similar topic, but the proposal should make clear how the proposed research goes beyond what NASA has already agreed to support. There will be a teleconference on December 2 from 1-2:30ET. Deadline: February 4
DOS-ISN 2020 Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Opportunities The CTR sponsors foreign assistance activities funded by the Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining and Related Programs (NADR) account, and focuses on mitigating proliferation risk in states and regions, such as Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Africa. Topics include:
- Preventing the Transfer of Proliferation Sensitive Technology to Iran Deadline: January 31
- Countering Threats from Acquisition or Misuse of Emerging and Advanced Technologies for WMD and WMD-Related Delivery Systems Deadline: January 31
- Global Chemical Security Engagement Activities Deadline: January 31
- Global Nuclear Threat Reduction Activities Deadline: January 31
- Countering WMD Threats in Iraq Deadline: January 31
- Global Biosecurity Engagement Activities Deadline: January 31
- Reducing Resurgent State Weapons of Mass Destruction Threats Deadline: January 31
- Strengthening International Nonproliferation Norms Deadline: January 31
- Securing WMD Expertise at Higher Education Institutions Deadline: January 31
- Countering the Proliferation of Advanced Conventional Weapons to States of Proliferation Concern Deadline: January 31
- Enforcing Sanctions Against the DPRK’s WMD Program Deadline: January 31
DOC-NOAA NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration: Unified Forecast System NWS is soliciting research proposals to support NOAA’s development of the community-based, coupled, comprehensive earth modeling system, the Unified Forecast System (UFS). The UFS is designed to provide more accurate forecast guidance through operational numerical weather prediction applications. This solicitation favors projects at specific stages of maturity as signified by their readiness level. There are three competitions from this notification: 1) Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS); 2) Weeks 3-4 Program; and 3) Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP).