FAA opens more airspace in North Dakota for UAS research
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday authorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to fly in a wide area of North Dakota, a development intended to give industry greater access to research opportunities.
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science invites proposals for Studies on Relevant Microbes to Enable Production of Next-Generation Biofuels. Applications should address one or more of three technical areas:
• Research to advance the development of promising new model organisms relevant to biofuels production;
• Development of novel microbial functional capabilities and biosynthetic pathways relevant to the production of advanced biofuels and the development of strategies to overcome associated metabolic challenges resulting from pathway modification; and ,
Submitted by Ryan Aasheim on Wed, 2013-11-27 10:22
The Department of Energy will release its second solicitation of Phase I Proposals for the 2014 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Five participating entities within DOE invite applications in 21 technical areas. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Letters of intent are due Dec 16; Applications are due Feb 4, 2014. More information is available at: http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/.
Submitted by Ryan Aasheim on Wed, 2013-11-27 10:21
In partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Office of Biological and Environmental Research invites applications for Genomics-Based Research to the Improved Use of Biomass and Plant Feedstocks for the Production of Fuels. Approximately $5 million may be made available to support multiple awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Pre-applications are due Dec 19, 2014. More information regarding DE-FOA-0001034 is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247994.
Submitted by Ryan Aasheim on Wed, 2013-11-27 10:18
The Air Force Research Laboratory invites whitepapers to accelerate the transition of Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Technologies. The majority of this funding will be awarded to aviation fuel saving efforts at a minimum technology readiness level of six. Approximately $37 million may be made available to support multiple awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Whitepapers are due Jan 9, 2014. More information regarding BAA-RQKM-2014-0005 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLWRS/BAA-RQKM-2014-0005/listing.html.
Submitted by Ryan Aasheim on Wed, 2013-11-27 10:08
On or about Dec 20, the Department of Defense will release its solicitation of Phase I Proposals for the 2014 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Eight DOD Components will participate in the 2014.1 Solicitation. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Proposals are due Jan 22, 2014. More information regarding DOD-SBIR-14-1 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/WHS/REF/DoDSBIR14-1/listing.html.
Submitted by Ryan Aasheim on Fri, 2013-11-15 16:15
The Division of Undergraduate Education invites applications for Projects that Improve Undergraduate STEM Education that address immediate challenges and opportunities facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Feb 4, 2014. More information regarding PD-14-7513 is available at: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504976.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Emerging Technologies Center invites proposals for the Rapid Prototyping and Technology Initiative to support the research and development that will support the design, development, manufacture and integration of unique, difficult-to-obtain, engineered solutions ranging from individual prototypes up to and including low rate initial production levels across a spectrum of military related research areas. Multiple awards may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Jan 23, 2014.
In partnership with several federal agencies, NSF invites proposals for the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people. Innovative robotics research and applications emphasizing the realization of such co-robots acting in direct support of and in a symbiotic relationship with human partners. Up to $50 million may be made available to support up to 60 projects. Eligibility is contained in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide. Additional eligibility restrictions apply to USDA/NIFA grants.