Federal Funding

Studies to Focus on Age-Related Mental Disorders

The program supports research on age-related changes in emotion regulation and how they may contribute to mental disorders in middle-aged and older adults. In particular, studies are sought to advance understanding of adult mood and anxiety disorders.

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Investigators to Become Faculty

The program supports a strong cohort of independent investigators. It is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions.

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Conferences to Focus on Mathematical Sciences

The program supports are a series of five-day conferences featuring a distinguished lecturer delivering ten lectures on a mathematical science topic. CBMS publicizes the conferences and disseminates the resulting conference materials. The grantees will receive funding to host about 30 participants at each conference.

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Technology to Enhance Minority Health

The program supports research on how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations. The goals are to determine its impact on in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement and health outcomes.

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Professionals to Mentor Fellows

The program provides support to mid-career health-professional doctorates for protected time to devote to patient-oriented research. These professionals also will act as research mentors primarily for clinical residents, clinical fellows and junior clinical faculty.

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Researchers to Receive a Career Boost

The program prepares qualified individuals for health-related research careers. It provides individuals with a clinical doctoral degree with an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research.

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ALS Program Sees $2.7M Increase

The program supports research to: identify environmental toxicants that may be potential environmental risk factors for ALS; and evaluate the impact of environmental toxicants on the development and progression of ALS, including gene-environment interactions. ALS is a progressive degeneration of the central nervous system that can lead to wasting of the muscles and paralysis.

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Tribes to Develop Public Safety Approaches

Tribes uses these funds to develop comprehensive and coordinated approaches to public safety and victimization. All tribal-specific DOJ programs are included in this solicitation.

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Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Receive Grants

The program enhances the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HSIs and increases retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students pursuing degrees in STEM fields at HSIs. In addition, it builds capacity at HSIs that typically do not receive high levels of NSF grant funding.

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States to Address Administrative Issues

States use these grants to help school districts with a history of administrative error with school lunch funding. The funds will help school district staff in rectifying the situation.

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Studies to Uncover HIV Testing Fixes

Despite scale-up of HIV testing services and access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), NIH finds many gaps in these services remain. The program supports research to overcome these gaps by: (1) examining the mechanisms and pathways by which stigmas are a barrier to HIV testing and linkage to prevention; and (2) developing and testing interventions to reduce stigmas and improve HIV testing and linkage to ongoing prevention among key populations at substantial risk for HIV infection.

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Awardees to Address Great Lakes Problems

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative targets the most significant environmental problems in the Great Lakes ecosystem by funding and implementing federal projects that address these problems.

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Nonprofits to Provide Boating Safety Classes

These funds go for recreational boating safety programs to help reduce casualties. Any initiative that can help to reduce recreational boating deaths, injuries or property damage is welcomed. Applicants should have strong partnerships, including with other funders and like-minded organizations.

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Grantees to Empower Seniors

The grantees will implement evidence-based programs to empower older adults and adults with disabilities to better manage their chronic conditions.

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Documentary Proposals Accepted through June 12

NARA’s National Historical Publications and Records Commission supports the publishing of documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts and other aspects of the national experience. The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story.

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Boards to Enhance Historical Record Access

The program assists state historical records advisory boards in enhancing access to historical records, increasing citizen engagement with records and providing learning and development opportunities for students, citizens and professional archivists.

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Falls Prevention Submissions Due Jan. 29

The program increases the number of older adults and adults with disabilities at risk for falls who participate in evidence-based community programs to reduce falls and fall risk, while concurrently increasing the sustainability of these programs through innovative funding arrangements. The awards will be made in the form of cooperative agreements because the agency will be substantially involved.

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Studies to Focus on Environmental Interactions

The program supports research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use and invasive species at regional to continental scales. Proposers are encouraged to use NEON resources in their research.

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Legal Assistance Account Maintains Funding

The LAV program increases availability of civil and criminal legal assistance for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Funds may be used for direct legal services and training for lawyers and advocates. Those providing holistic services receive funding preference. Holistic representation goes beyond a victim’s need for a protection order and includes representation in other legal proceedings directly related to a client’s needs including: child support, child custody, legal separation/divorce, unemployment compensation, immigration matters, financial matters and housing.

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Researchers to Focus on Genetics, Health

The program supports research to examine the role of telomeres in wellness and disease and advance their incorporation into biobehavioral programs of research. A body of research has demonstrated the contribution of telomeres or genetics to health-related outcomes. NIH finds, however, additional studies are needed to achieve the full potential for incorporating telomere-guided approaches for maintaining wellness, reducing the risk and burden of disease and advancing symptom and self-management strategies.

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Small Libraries to Accelerate Practices

The program supports projects to strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries and archives to serve their communities. IMLS invites applications focusing on the following topics: transforming school library practice; community memory; and digital inclusion.

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Arts Proposals Due April 11

The program supports primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects extending the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability. For this program, age alone does not qualify a group as underserved. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects emphasizing the potential of the arts in community development.

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Courses to Educate Behavioral Communities

The program supports the development of short courses to advance behavioral and social sciences research. The courses must educate the research community on new topics.

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Researchers to Focus on Genetics, Immunodeficiency

The program supports research on the impact genetics plays in immunodeficiency disorders. NIH believes understanding the genetic basis of primary immunodeficiency disorders is essential for their diagnosis, prognosis and the development of precision therapeutics.

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Devices to Advance Dentistry

The program supports research to develop new intraoral biodevices. Proposed technologies are expected to advance oral biodevices to clinical use, including precision medicine-based detection, diagnosis and treatment of oral and overall health conditions and measurement of patient functional status and clinical outcome assessment.

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Agency Releases High-Priority Dementia Topics

The program supports research on high-priority topics in Alzheimer's disease and its related dementias. Information on NIH’s high-priority topics of interest are offered in two other notices.

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Individuals to Maintain Personal Health Data

The program supports research to develop applications to help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A main goal is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through open source mechanisms for data or resource sharing.

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Teams to Coordinate Child Abuse Responses

Children's advocacy centers provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from community agencies and professionals involved with intervention, prevention, prosecution and investigation systems that respond to child abuse cases.

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Centers to Advance Women’s Health

The program supports centers to develop interdisciplinary approaches to advance translational research on sex differences. Each SCORE institution should develop a research agenda bridging basic and clinical research underlying a health issue that is pertinent to improving the health of women.

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Systems to Aid Children with HIV

The program supports research to quickly develop safe and effective long-acting drug delivery systems for improved, simplified treatment of HIV-1 in children. Applicants must already be engaged in the development of existing LA-DDS platforms at early product development stages. Collaborative research partnerships with industry are required.

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Competition to Fund Biodiversity Studies

The program supports research on the scope and role of life on Earth. The grantees will fill the most substantial gaps in the understanding Earth’s biodiversity. For this competition, NSF takes a broad view of biodiversity and focuses on the intersection of genetic, phylogenetic and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals must integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions among them.

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Robots to Work Beside People

The NRI-2.0 program builds on the original National Robotics Initiative program to support fundamental research to accelerate the development and use of collaborative robots that work beside or cooperatively with people. The focus of the NRI-2.0 program is on ubiquity, meaning seamless integration of co-robots to assist humans in every aspect of life. The program supports four main research goals to advance the goal of ubiquitous co-robots: (1) scalability; (2) customizability; (3) lowering barriers to entry; and (4) societal impact.

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Grants to Help Underserved Communities

The program supports projects helping residents of underserved communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues. For purposes of this announcement, the term “underserved community” refers to a community with environmental justice concerns and vulnerable populations, including minorities, low income families, rural residents, tribes and the homeless, who may be disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks.

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$350K Awards to Preserve Heritage

The program preserves large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations. Funds go for preventive conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections.

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Governments Contributing to Newspaper Database

The program is creating a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all states and U.S. territories. This free, searchable database is maintained by the Library of Congress. Approximately 87% of applicants receive an award.

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