Multiple entities within NIH invite U54 applications to establish and sustain Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing in the Biomedical Sciences to conduct research to advance the science and utility of Big Data in the context of biomedical and behavioral research, and to create innovative new approaches, methods, software, tools, and related resources. Approximately $24 million may be made available to support up to eight awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Letters of intent are due Oct 20; applications are due Nov 20.
Submitted by Ryan Aasheim on Wed, 2013-07-31 09:43
The Office of Naval Research invites proposals for the Department of Navy’s Rapid Innovation Fund to provide financial support for the transition innovative technologies that resolve operational challenges or save costs into its Acquisition programs. Multiple awards may be made from up to $65 million in anticipated funding. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Whitepapers are due Sep 30. More information regarding ONR-BAA-13-020 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/ONR/ONR/ONRBAA13-020/listing.html.
The Directorate for Education & Human Resources invites proposals for the Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUP) Program in Four Tracks:
• Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions (ICE-TI) — provides support to design, implement and assess comprehensive institutional efforts at eligible two-year or four-year colleges to increase the numbers of students in STEM and the quality of their preparation by strengthening STEM education and research. Approximately $2.5 million may be made available to support up to four awards. Proposals are due Sep 25.
Submitted by Ryan Aasheim on Wed, 2013-07-24 11:54
NASA invites proposals to support Research in Support of NASA's Human Research Program in Six Technical Areas:
• Space Radiation;
• Human Health and Countermeasures;
• Exploration Medical Capability;
• Behavioral Health and Performance;
• Space Human Factors and Habitability; and,
• International Space Station Medical Project.
Submitted by Ryan Aasheim on Wed, 2013-07-24 11:49
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences invites R21 applications for research projects on Instrument Development for Biomedical Applications. Projects should propose tools that can be used by a wide range of biomedical or clinical researchers, and not limited to a specific organ or disease. Approximately $2 million may be made available to support up to 10 awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are due Oct 10. More information regarding RFA-GM-14-014 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-14-014.html.
Submitted by Ryan Aasheim on Wed, 2013-07-03 11:05
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases invites U44 applications to support hypothesis-driven, milestone-driven Clinical Trials by Small Businesses in Topics Related to Allergic and Infectious Diseases. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Applications are due Sep 11. More information regarding PAR-13-250 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-250.html.
Submitted by Ryan Aasheim on Wed, 2013-07-03 10:40
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering invites P30 applications for the Biomedical Technology Service Centers Program to support biomedical technology research infrastructure and resources to support a diverse group of funded NIH researchers. Multiple awards may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Standard due dates apply for the P30 grant mechanism. More information regarding PAR-13-249 is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-249.html.
On or about Jul 12, the Department of Defense will release its annual solicitation for its Rapid Innovation Fund to facilitate the rapid insertion of innovative small business technologies into military systems or programs that meet critical national security needs. Research areas of interest will be submitted from entities within three branches of the military. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Sep 13.
Financially, the one-of-a-kind business park at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, recently named Grand Sky, has a target investment of $300 million in facilities if the Northern Plains test site is approved. The North Dakota legislature approved $5 Million.
Representatives of government, academic and private organizations signed a "strategic alliance agreement" on May 30 to further promote unmanned aircraft systems in the Grand Forks region.