Federal Funding

Neuroscience Students to Receive Career Assistance

The program supports a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students from diverse backgrounds. This two-phase award will: facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions; and provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers.

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Health Training to Advance Data Analysis

The grantees will create new behavioral and social sciences research predoctoral training programs focusing on innovative computational and data science analytic approaches. The ultimate goal is to create a cohort of specialized predoctoral candidates who will possess advanced competencies in data science analytics.

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Studies to Focus on Suicide Risk Factors

The program, run by NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health, supports research on proximal risk for suicide. Proximal risk factors represent an immediate vulnerability for suicide, such as ongoing abuse and physical impairment or injury.

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$300M to Solve Transportation Issues on Federal Lands

The program supports projects to construct, reconstruct or rehabilitate transportation facilities within, adjacent to or accessing federal and tribal lands. The funding provides an opportunity to address significant challenges for transportation facilities serving these lands.

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Popular Nutrition Program Increases $2.5M

These funds improve relationships between schools and local food producers to ensure fresh, local products are used in school lunch and breakfast programs. The program’s website provides a wealth of information for applicants, including sample proposals and a list of previous winners.

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Studies to Clarify Relationship Between Delirium, Dementia

The program supports research to clarify the relationship between delirium and Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). Specifically, the studies will focus on understanding why persons with ADRD are at increased risk to develop delirium and why patients who experience delirium are at higher risk to develop subsequent short- and long-term mild cognitive impairment or ADRD.

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$95M to Improve Perinatal Health

The program supports efforts to improve perinatal health outcomes, including the reduction of racial and ethnic disparities. Applicants must propose using community-based approaches to service delivery and facilitating access to comprehensive health and social services for women, infants and their families.

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Nursing Loan Program Increases $2.2M

Grantees operate interest-bearing loan programs to increase the number of nursing faculty. The loans assist registered nurses in completing their graduate education to become qualified nurse faculty. In exchange for full-time, post-graduation employment as nurse faculty, the program authorizes cancelation of up to 85% of these loans.

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Group, Units to Investigate Infectious Diseases

The solicitations will create a Leadership Group for an Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (Leadership Group, LG) and Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs). LG will support the planning and implementation of clinical research addressing the scientific priorities of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in evaluating vaccines and devices for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.

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Biobehavioral Proposals Due in February

The program supports research on the environment and its impact on chronic pain. NIH believes studies relating biology and behavior is needed to: better define the individual-specific burden of chronic pain; and to understand the mechanisms underlying differences in pain experiences among individuals afflicted with the same chronic illness.

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Chronic Pain Studies to Test Biopsychosocial Techniques

The program supports research applying a biopsychosocial perspective to self-management of chronic pain. The biopsychosocial approach considers biological, psychological and social factors to better understand health, illness and health care delivery.

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Landfills to Operate Properly

The program ensures landfills are properly managed in rural areas. Grantees will evaluate current landfill conditions for threats to water resources and assist in operating active and closed landfills.

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Rural Areas to Receive Wastewater Training

Grantees will provide training and technical assistance to rural areas in dealing with water and wastewater issues. USDA defines a rural area as any area not in a city or town with a population in excess of 10,000, according to the latest Census Bureau data. Applications are submitted to state rural development offices.

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Strategies to Advance Obesity, Diabetes Treatment

The program supports research to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and treatment in health care settings. Research applications should be designed to test practical and sustainable strategies to improve processes of care and health outcomes for individuals with or at risk of diabetes and obesity.

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Brain Stimulation Techniques to Advance Mental Health

The program supports research to develop the next generation of brain stimulation devices for treating mental health disorders. Applicants can apply for funding to develop novel brain stimulation devices or enhance existing ones. Brain stimulation therapies involve activating or inhibiting the brain directly with electricity.

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Awards to Improve NIH Research

The program supports high quality translational and clinical research locally, regionally and nationally. It fosters innovation in research methods, training and career development.

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Rural Hospitals to Meet Health Laws

States use these funds to help small rural hospitals, including faith-based and tribal hospitals meet value-based payment and care goals for their respective organizations, through purchases of hardware, software and training. SHIP also enables small rural hospitals to become or join accountable care organizations; participate in shared savings programs; and purchase health information technology, equipment and training to comply with quality improvement activities, such as advancing patient care information, promoting interoperability and payment bundling.

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Researchers to Test Mental Health Framework

The program supports research to ensure the validity of certain elements of the National Institute of Mental Health’s Research Domain Criteria -- a research framework for new approaches to investigating mental disorders. The framework integrates many levels of information to explore basic dimensions of human behavior from normal to abnormal.

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$16.2M to Fund Weather Research

The solicitation includes eight competitions to improve NOAA’s understanding and ultimately its weather and water forecasting services through engagement with the external scientific community.

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Agency to Award $18M in Genetics Grants

The agency-wide program supports research on the broad area of epigenetics. The goal is to better understand the relationship between genetics and environmental change.

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Research Groups to Uncover Causes of Chronic Pain

The program supports research to improve the understanding of the natural history, prevalence, biological mechanisms, psychological variables and clinical risk factors responsible for multiple chronic pain conditions in people with pain. The main objective is the formation of research groups with interests bridging expertise in pain mechanisms with translational and clinical expertise to address important unresolved questions about overlapping pain conditions.

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Clinical Trial Network to Expand

The program, run by NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, supports a network to conduct research on interventions to manage substance use disorders. NIDA believes the ongoing opioid epidemic and overdose death crisis present an urgent public health need to quickly expand the network to (1) increase its scientific and clinical research capabilities, and (2) better cover geographic regions across the United States and regions most impacted by the opioid overdose epidemic.

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$100K Awards to Focus on War Experiences

The humanities sources can be drawn from history, philosophy, literature and film and should be supplemented by testimonials from those who have served. The discussions are intended to promote serious exploration of important questions about the nature of duty, heroism, suffering, loyalty and patriotism.

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Agencies Join Forces on ‘Treasures’ Funding

The program provides preservation and conservation assistance to nationally significant historic collections. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grants are administered by NPS in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Fellowship Competition to Start in February

Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

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Professionals to Preserve Collections

The program supports the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections.

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Data to Positively Impact Mental Health Treatments

The program supports research leveraging large-scale, real-world data from electronic health records from a variety of systems to understand risk, onset, course and impact of treatments and services for mental and neurological disorders.

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$27.3M to Focus on Ocean Studies

The program supports research on seven ocean research and technology topics. In this competition, classified work is not eligible for funding.

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Strategies to Enhance Adult Health Screenings

The program supports research on strategies to reduce disparities in the uptake of evidence-based screening across the adult lifespan. For this competition, screening is defined as a preventive service focused on detection of an undiagnosed disease in populations not showing symptoms.

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Organizations to Receive Operating Support

The program will provide general operating support grants to 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils. State humanities councils make humanities education and lifelong learning readily available at the local level, uniquely tailored to local interests and needs and drawing upon local resources and experiences.

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$6M to Fund Long-Term Evolution Studies

The program supports long term research on evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science. Research areas can include: the effects of natural selection or other evolutionary processes on populations communities or ecosystems; and the effects of interspecific interactions varying over time and space.

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Hubs to Conduct Big Data Research

The competition will continue the National Network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs. Each hub is a consortium of members from academia, industry and government and located in distinct geographic region. The hubs provide the ability to engage these local or regional stakeholders in big data research from a regional perspective. NSF believes these collaborative activities and partnerships play a critical role in building and sustaining a successful national big data innovation ecosystem.

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Studies to Focus on Depression, Dementia

The program supports research on neuropsychiatric symptoms in persons with Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychiatric symptoms are non-cognitive disturbances like depression. These types of symptoms have been shown to increase as cognitive ability declines and may be useful in predicting transition from mild cognitive impairment to dementia.

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Investigators to Advance Dental Careers

The program supports mid-career investigators focusing on oral diseases and disorders in embarking on ambitious, longer-term projects. The awards can support research projects for up to eight years.

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Tribes to Address Crisis

The program supports culturally relevant research to improve tribal responses to the opioid crisis. The studies will be conducted in two phases and all three HHS agencies (NIH, SAMHSA and CDC) will be involved in the research.

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