Grant announcements: Global urban research, health-related, aging, and education opportunities

Faculty Grants

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Transition of Research into Cities Through the U.S. ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations Cities) Smart Cities Partnership Through this DCL, the NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) together with the Department of State’s Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs wishes to notify the U.S. community of its intention to support the following high-impact research-transition funding requests aligned with the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership: 1) Supplemental funding requests for active awards funded by the NSF Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) programs; and 2) Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals exploring early-stage, untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches building on prior success in activities related to smart and connected communities and/or transitioning to practice research that is relevant to communities. Both supplemental funding requests and EAGER proposals are for PIs or project teams that have demonstrated success or potential for success in their outcomes to date. These activities must also involve high-impact research and advance smart and connected communities in one of the ASEAN cities listed at the link above, which are part of the ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership. Deadline: March 1

NIH Improving Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes During Care Transitions (R01). The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications to produce health services research that will rigorously test promising interventions aimed at improving communication and coordination during care transitions. Deadline: February 5

NIH Advanced-Stage Development and Utilization of Research Infrastructure for Interdisciplinary Aging Studies (R33).This FOA invites applications that propose to support advanced-stage development and utilization of novel research infrastructure to advance the science of aging in specific areas requiring interdisciplinary partnerships or collaborations. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grants Phase II mechanism to provide support for expanded activities. Applicants are expected to have an existing research infrastructure developed, either through PA-12-064 or with other NIH or non-NIH support. Through this award, investigators will develop a mature and sustainable research infrastructure to support projects that address key interdisciplinary aging research questions. Deadline: February 16

NIH-NIAID Investigator Initiated Program Project Applications (P01). This FOA invites submission of investigator-initiated Program Project applications. The proposed programs may address scientific areas relevant to the NIAID mission including the biology, pathogenesis, and host response to microbes, including HIV; the mechanisms of normal immune function system development and function; and immune dysfunction resulting in autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, allergy, asthma, and transplant rejection; and translational research to develop vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to prevent and treat infectious, immune-mediated, and allergic diseases. Each P01 application submitted to this FOA must include at least two related research projects that share a common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective. Deadline: January 24

NIH Notice of Special Interest: Alzheimer’s-focused administrative supplements for NIH grants that are not focused on Alzheimer’s disease. The participating Institutes and Centers are inviting applications to expand existing awards that are not currently focused on Alzheimer’s disease and its related dementias – frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, vascular cognitive impairment with dementia, and multiple etiology dementias – to allow the research to develop such a focus. Active awards with project end dates in FY 2021 or later are eligible. Deadline: March 6

NIH Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for Research on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations. This NOSI calls for research that will enrich scientific understanding of how sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or being born with disorders/differences in sex development or intersex conditions relate to health outcomes, health risks, health behaviors, perceptions and expectations about health, and access to health-related services or associated barriers. Deadline: January 31

Spencer Foundation Research Grants on Education-Large. This program provides support to education research projects with the potential to contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. The foundation supports work that fosters creative and open-minded scholarship, engages in deep inquiry, and examines robust questions related to education. To this end, the program will support proposals with multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, and from scholars at various stages in their career. Deadlines: January 14 – Intent to apply; February 7 – Full proposal

Indiana CTSI Young Investigator Awards in Clinical-Translational Research (KL2). These awards are designed to provide promising junior investigator faculty with the opportunity to be mentored in research-intensive multi-disciplinary settings toward the goal of developing careers in clinical-translational research. Clinical research includes epidemiological studies, clinical trials, or other investigations involving human subjects. Translational research consists of either “T1 research” (interface of basic science to human studies) or “T2+ research” (interface of human studies to the community). To be eligible, candidates must fall into 1 of the following 2 categories: 1) clinician-scientists with a doctoral degree (physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, veterinarians, allied health care professionals, etc.) or 2) basic scientists with a doctoral degree who are doing translational research, which involves some component of human subjects research and has high potential for early translation in impacting patient care. Deadline: December 18

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