Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS)
Funding Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Funding Opportunities

recently announced marked with *, otherwise by due date

*Stockholm Water Prize Nominations due 9/18/17 for basic and applied research to develop new knowledge of and scientific leader ship in: natural, physical and/or technological processes; the functioning of complex systems; development or improvement of economical, legislative, institutional or administrative principles for efficient, equitable and sustainable water management and service provision.

*USAID Broad Agency Announcement for Zimbabwe’s Development Challenges due 9/20/17 https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=296673 Opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address Zimbabwe’s Development Challenges. Those Development Challenges may include opportunities to increase the number of Zimbabweans who live longer, healthier lives.

Jefferson Science Fellowship 2018, National Academy of Sciences, internal UF deadline 9/22/17. A one year fellowship at the US Department of State or the USAID.

Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, and Research Participation Programs, Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education (ORISE) Deadline: 9/22/2017

NOAA FY18 Cooperative Research Program (CRP) due 9/22/17, $25,000-$250,000 for 1 year, NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Seeking to improve and strengthen the relationship between fisheries researchers from NMFS, state fishery agencies, and universities and the U.S. fishing industry (recreational and commercial) in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic and Caribbean; involving commercial and recreational fishermen in the collection of fundamental fisheries information in support of management and regulatory options.

Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit: Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Animal Species (R01), PAR-16-366, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deadline: 9/27/2018

*Conference Grant Program Visit Gainesville, up to $10,000 for conferences that bring overnight visitors to Alachua County. Applications due 9/29/17 for conferences that take place after 10/25/17 through 9/30/18.

FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program, DE-FOA-0001664, Department of Energy (DOE) Deadline: 9/30/2017

Global Innovation Fund, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deadline: 9/30/2017

Coastal Program, F17AS00014, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Deadline: 9/30/2017

Partners for Fish and Wildlife, F17AS00015, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Deadline: 9/30/2017

FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program, DE-FOA-0001664, Department of Energy (DOE) Deadline: 9/30/2017

Environmental Sustainability, NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Deadline October 1-20, 2017

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems: China, Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges, NSF/NSFC, due 10/1/17-10/20/17 Theme 1: advance understanding of FEW systems with advanced modeling that investigates the coupled biotic, abiotic, engineered and social systems and the couplings and feedback systems among components. Theme 2: Develop and examine innovative solutions that address specific system challenges and enhance system resilience and sustainability, including efficient use of resources, conversion and/or reuse of waste materials, and system sustainbility.

Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems, due to UF 10/9/17 to your Office of Associate Dean for Research of your college, $100,000+/ year. Nominees should be within the first eight years of their first faculty appointments. New approaches in mathematically based modeling are making increasingly important contributions to the life sciences. The MMLS program aims to support such approaches and foster a scientific culture of theory-experiment collaboration similar to that prevailing in the physical sciences. A broad spectrum of research areas within the life sciences will be considered; however, preference will be given to areas in which modeling approaches are less established. In all cases, preference will be given to work that relates closely to experiment, developing mathematical models that can explain data, suggest new classes of experiments, and introduce important new concepts.

*NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2018-2005332 FY18 Saltonstall Kennedy Competition, NOAA, due 10/10/17 Optimizing economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries and practices, dealing with the impacts of conservation and management measures, and increasing other opportunities to use existing infrastructure to support keeping working waterfronts viable. Priorities: Marine Aquaculture; Adapting to Environmental Change and Other Long Term Ecosystem Change; Promotion, Development and Marketing; or Territorial Science. Maximum of $300,000 for up to a two-year period. Awards are anticipated to start no earlier than September 1, 2018.

*Waterman Award for scientists 40 years of age or younger, or up to 10 years post Ph.D. The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient's choice. Nominations due 10/23/17.

Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS), NSF, 10/31/17, PD 09-6882. Projects develop and utilize advanced experimental, modeling and simulation approaches to discover, explain, and predict environmental phenomena, including but are not limited to: processes occurring at environmental interfaces and the chemical behavior and transformation under a variety of naturally occurring environmental conditions. Submissions that address national needs for sustainability are particularly encouraged.  Examples of sustainable chemistry appropriate for the ECS Program include, but are not limited to: proposals that consider the nexus of food, energy, and water sustainability especially as related to nitrogen and phosphorus cycling.

NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP), National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Deadline: 11/1/2017

*Center for Produce Safety, due 11/14/17 To support research resulting in ready-to-use, data-drivensolutions or information that catalyze and support science-based actions and decisions to prevent or minimize produce safety vulnerabilities across the supply chain. Research priorities here.

Biological Technologies EZ, HR001117S0005, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Deadline: 11/21/2017

Major Program Areas, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Deadline: 12/3/2017

USAID and the Private Sector: Partnering for Impact, Agency for International Development Deadline: 2/23/2018

The USAID Global Health Challenge BAA, USAID, 5/30/18. Seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the development, testing, and scaling of innovative approaches that address critical global health challenges. Goal is reducing developing country mortality down to the levels of more developed countries within a generation.

Rolling deadlines

*Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, rolling dates, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, allows you to carry out long-term research (6-18 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. The fellowship is flexible and can be divided up into as many as three stays within three years.

*Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, rolling due dates, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, PhD received in last 4 years, allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.

Hydrologic Sciences, NSF, proposals accepted any time, $250,000-$750,000, 2-4 years. Supports studies examining (1) the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of water and water-borne chemical fluxes and storages from local to global scales, (2) interfacial water fluxes and pathways among system compartments; and (3) how hydrologic processes couple to the critical zone via land-use change, climate variability and ecosystem function. The program encourages interdisciplinary proposals and conducts joint review with related programs and will also consider synthesis projects.

Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics (CLD), NSF, proposals accepted any time. Research topics include theoretical, observational and modeling studies of the general circulation of the stratosphere and troposphere; synoptic scale weather phenomena; processes that govern climate; the causes of climate variability and change; methods to predict climate variations; extended weather and climate predictability; development and testing of parameterization of physical processes; numerical methods for use in large-scale weather and climate models; the assembly and analysis of instrumental and/or modeled weather and climate data; data assimilation studies; development and use of climate models to diagnose and simulate climate and its variations and change.

Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams), NSF, proposals accepted anytime, 6 months. Gives NSF-funded researchers additional support in the form of entrepreneurial education, mentoring and funding to accelerate the translation of knowledge derived from fundamental research into emerging products and services that can attract subsequent third-party funding. 

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01), PAR-17-002, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deadline: 3/7/2019

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AAAS Science &SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Due date 7/25/17. Awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Ecology and Environment, Translational Medicine.

USDA NIFA AFRI – Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area. Priority areas: (1) Lignin or nano-cellulosic co-products from biomass feedstocks; and (2) Biomass feedstock genetic development and evaluation. Due 7/28/17.

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 7/31/17, RFP. For top-rank junior researcher from abroad from all disciplines, only completed your doctorate with distinction in the last six years, and have published work in prestigious international journals or publishing houses. The Award allows you to spend five years building up a working group and working on a high-profile, innovative research project of your own choice at a research institution of your own choice in Germany. The award is valued at up to €1.65 million.

RESTORE Estuary Program (Planning), EPA, 8/1/17, $2,000,000 RFP. Develop and stand-up a place-based estuary program encompassing one or more of the following bays in Florida’s northwest panhandle region: Perdido Bay, Pensacola Bay, Escambia Bay, Choctawhatchee Bay, St. Andrews Bay and Apalachicola Bay.

Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS), NSF, 8/1/17, $125,000-$200,000. The Population and Community Ecology, Ecosystem Science, Evolutionary Processes, and Systematics and Biodiversity Science Clusters in the Division of Environmental Biology have established OPUS (Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis) to support investigators to synthesize the body of their research. OPUS will fund single or multiple investigators to synthesize the body of work they themselves have generated. Funds requesting support for the production of new data or for synthesizing other investigators' research are not appropriate. Efforts to summarize previous results will not be supported.

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006304 - Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area Due 8/2/17. This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on multidisciplinary systems approaches, which integrate new technologies and strategic management that solve water availability and quality challenges in food production systems. The long-term goal of this program is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and availability of safe and nutritious food while significantly reducing water use and preserving water quality.

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program, NSF, 8/3/17. Societal aspects of emerging high-tech technologies; Societal aspects of emerging low-tech technologies;  Issues relating to equity, ethics, governance, sustainability, public engagement, user-centeredness, and inclusiveness; Integration of traditional STS approaches with innovative perspectives from the arts or humanities; Ethical, policy, and cultural issues regarding big data, surveillance and privacy in an increasingly networked world; and The science of broadening participation in STEM disciplines.

Gulf of Mexico Program Cooperative Agreements 2017, EPA, 8/4/17, RFP, up to $500,000 for up to 3 years, depending on priority area. Projects that support one (or more) of the following four priority areas: water quality improvement; protect, enhance, and/or restore habitat; environmental education and outreach; and community resilience.

Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services, Department of Health and Human Services, 8/7/17, $250,000-$750,000. To support innovative and promising practices that move the aging network towards evidenced based practices that enhance the quality, effectiveness of nutrition services programs or outcomes within the aging services network. Outcomes should focus on methods to improve collaboration with local health care entities, decrease health care costs for a specific population or decrease the incidence of the need for institutionalization among older adults.

Sustainable American Aquaculture Program, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, up to 5 years, up to $1,000,000, pre-proposals due 8/9/17.To support innovative research necessary for further development of sustainable aquaculture in the United States. Priorities: 1) Genetics of less-commonly studied shellfish species (e.g. mussels, clams, scallops) for improved performance parameters 2) Hatchery research including broodstock development and best early life-cycle production practices, 3) Market-based analyses for new species and/or production systems.

Embassy Havana PAS Annual Program Statement, Department of State, 8/15/17, up to $100,000. 1) Proposals that will encourage the growth of small business in Cuba. 2) Proposals that support agriculture; protect plant and animal health; and advance the understanding of scientific and environmental challenges. 3) Proposals that promote cultural exchange; enhance mutual understanding; contribute to increased technical expertise in cultural professions and the arts; raise awareness for shared history, traditions, and values; and help build arts management capacity.

NSF International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) Due date 8/15/17. The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering.

NSF Innovations in Graduate Education Limited submission LOI to UF due 8/17/17, proposals to NSF due 10/25/17. Aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The program supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.

Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS), NSF, 8/18/17. Program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Focus areas are judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites and Supplements Due Date 8/23/17. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. REU projects feature high-quality interaction of students with faculty and/or other research mentors and access to appropriate facilities and professional development opportunities.

CGIAR Challenge area - Revealing Food Systems, due 8/31/17. This Inspire project seeks a substantial step forward toward mapping and visualizing food system flows using a big data approach to illuminate the dynamic pathways of food from production to consumption and illustrate the driving factors behind changes in food systems. All of which will support and inform efforts to bring about better outcomes related to nutrition, health, and the environment. Requires novel partnerships between various actors, one of which must be a CGIAR center, and one of which must be a non-CGIAR organization. Such a proposal should be new, disruptive and something that would not ordinarily get funded. 

Green Infrastructure for Water Security, USAID, 8/31/17, $10-15,000,000. To scale up investments in green infrastructure (GI) in Peru as a strategy to regulate water supply and increase resilience to climate change. Direct beneficiaries are urban and rural populations and productive sectors, such as agriculture, vulnerable to water scarcity and floods.

Piedmont South Atlantic Coast CESU: Collaborative Research to Evaluate Quantitative Relations between Stream Flow Variation and Fish Community Dynamics, USGS, due 8/28/17

Piedmont South Atlantic Coast CESU: Collaborative Research that Quantifies Benefits to Native Stream Fishes of Habitats Created through Stream Restoration Activities, USGS, due 8/28/17

NSF Plant Biotic Interactions Program Solicitation. Due 9/1/17. Research on the processes that mediate interactions between plants and their  symbionts, pathogens and pests using current and emerging model and non-model systems, and agriculturally relevant plants. Projects vary in scope from fundamental mechanisms to translational efforts, with the latter seeking to put into agricultural practice insights gained from basic research on the mechanisms that govern plant biotic interactions. Projects must be strongly justified in terms of fundamental biological processes and/or relevance to agriculture. Research may focus on the biology of the plant host, its pathogens, pests or symbionts, interactions among these, or on the function of plant-associated microbiomes. 

Career Awards at the Scientific Interface, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, pre-proposal due 9/6/17, RFP. Provides $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. Scientific advances such as genomics, quantitative structural biology, imaging techniques, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for exciting research careers at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Tackling key problems in biology will require scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering.

Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (GSS), NSF, 9/7/17. The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program supports basic research about the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales.

Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research, Society for Conservation Biology, 9/8/17. Opportunities for leading conservation scientists to strengthen their skills through two years of applied post-doctoral research, supplemented by training programs, peer networking, and field learning experiences; so that they may: 1. Build productive partnerships with conservation practitioners; and 2. Contribute and communicate scientific knowledge to problems of critical importance in conservation.

Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI), NSF, full proposals due 9/8/17. Areas include (but are not limited to): recognizing and understanding complexity and connectivity in biological systems across multiple scales;  retrieval, integration, and use of heterogeneous biological information; biological research workflows, analytic pathways, or integration between the field and the laboratory, or between observation, experiments and models; making use of new technologies for the acquisition, communication or visualization of biological data; new methods and tools for the construction, operation, and utilization of biological databases, including research into database architectures and infrastructures, data standards designed to be extendable to different biological domains, and data structures for new types of biological information; informatics tools and approaches that bridge interdisciplinary differences in concepts and data between biology and other sciences

Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants, NSF, due 9/9/17. Research to develop models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process and concern the use and allocation of scarce scientific resources.

Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP), NSF, 9/11/17. The program funds research to develop models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process and concern the use and allocation of scarce scientific resources. Research proposals may develop behavioral and analytical conceptualizations, frameworks or models that have applications across the broad array of science and innovation policy challenges. Proposals also may develop methodologies to analyze science, technology and innovation data, and to usefully convey that information to a variety of audiences. Proposals that create and improve science, engineering and innovation data, including the design of new metrics and indicators, particularly proposals that demonstrate the viability of collecting and analyzing data on knowledge generation and innovation in organizations, are encouraged.

Urban Food Systems Tipping Points, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. LOI due 9/13/17. Proposals for developing and testing existing approaches in conjunction with computational and mathematical approaches to deepen our understanding of the complex relationship between the food system, health, and the environment. Projects will examine multiple food-system interventions and environmental factors to address how components of a system function within the context of their environment and the collective behaviors that arise from individual elements or parts of the food system working together to alleviate food insecurity and increase health outcomes.

Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML), NSF, LOI due to UF 9/15/17, to NSF 12/8/17. Improvement proposals should focus on well-defined projects of major equipment acquisition, data management and communication systems modernization, or physical plant improvement. Planning proposals are for strategic institutional planning for the long term research and education goals of the station.

Tinker Foundation Institutional Grants, Tinker Foundation, 9/15/17. The Foundation’s Institutional Grants program has as its goal the creation of effective policy changes to improve the lives of Latin Americans. In the Sustainable Resource Management program area the 2 key themes are: Promoting Sustainable Management Practices, Water.

The Norman Borlaug Field Award, World Food Prize Deadline: 6/30/17

Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Rolex Deadline: 6/30/2017

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), National Science Foundation (NSF) Deadline: 7/19/2017

USDA NIFA AFRI – Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area. Due 7/13/17. Enabling the nation's agriculture and forest lands to adapt to current and future climate conditions (including increased droughts and other extreme events), maintain or increase production, efficiently use soil and water resources, and improve soil, water and air conditions. Long term goals are improved management systems and crop varieties that consider the risks associated with a more variable environment and reducing the environmental impact while maintaining a productive food, feed, fiber, and fuel system.

Collaborating Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (U01), 5/22/17. Support for one or more Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSIs), developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products. Includes prevention-focused food safety systems to protect public health.

Advancing Accountability and Rights in Zimbabwe (AARZ), USAID, LOI due to UF 5/25/17, sponsor deadline 6/12/17, $500,000-$2,000,000, 1-5 years. Efforts to promote constitutional reforms; accountability and oversight, including work with Parliament and around electoral and governance processes; human rights; civic engagement and citizen action; and social cohesion in the expectation that this will lead to improved accountable, democratic governance that serves an engaged citizenry; more information here.

FY 2018 International Visitor Leadership Program, Department of State, UF limited submission LOI due 6/2/17, sponsor deadline 7/13/17, $640,000-$6,600,000, 3 years. Up to 8 awards to administer a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging leaders. Visits should be centered on Washington, D.C.; applicants must have at least 4 years’ experience in conducting international exchanges.

Feed the Future Senegal Cultivating Nutrition, USAID, UF LOI due to UF 6/9/17, sponsor deadline 7/24/17. Proposals to improve diets among the Senegalese population, particularly young children and women of reproductive age, in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence (ZOI). Increased access to diverse, nutritious, and safe foods along with increased adoption of nutrition and care practices will lead to increased consumption of a healthy diet. Ultimately, improved diets will reduce risks of undernutrition and overnutrition, both of which hamper human health, productivity, and economic growth; more information here.

Climate Program Office 2018, NOAA, LOIs due to sponsor 6/14/17, full applications due 8/14/17 and 9/11/17, $50,000-$300,000. Program areas: OOM - High-quality data sets for enhancing predictions and informing stakeholders, AC4 - The Role of Reactive Nitrogen in Biogenic VOC Oxidation and Aerosol Formation, MAPP - Advancing Earth System Data Assimilation, MAPP - Addressing Key Issues in CMIP6-era Earth System Models, MAPP - Climate Test Bed - Advancing NOAA's Operational Subseasonal to Seasonal Prediction Capability, SARP - Water - Extreme Events Preparedness, Planning, and Adaptation Within the Water Sector SARP - Coping with Drought Program- advancing NIDIS regional drought early warning systems through a better understanding of how to better provide early warnings.

ROSES 2017: The Science of Terra, Aqua, and Suomi NPP, NASA solicitation NNH17ZDA001N - TASNPP, $100,000-$1,000,000, 3-5 years, NOIs due 6/19/17, proposals due 8/17/17. For use of data and derived products from Terra and Aqua and their measurement sensors, as well as the Suomi NPP satellite and its measurement sensors. Develop new products by combining multi-sensor and multi-platform data, or by developing innovative approaches to data retrievals. Conduct integrative research using the data and products resulting from these satellites (Terra, Aqua, Suomi NPP). Fuse multiple sensors and data streams, including Terra, Aqua, and Suomi NPP, to conduct interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary Earth System Science.

USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area Due date 6/28/17

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards nominations by institution or department, categories include Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Economics, Climate Change, Development Cooperation. Due 6/30/17.

Children's Prize for Saving Lives Graduate student prize, 6/27/17, $100,000. Propose a ready-to-execute project plan that is focused on saving children’s lives under-five.

Call for Proposals for the Florida Tomato Committee, 6/30/17. For one-year projects that will begin November 1, 2017. The preferred research topics are:    Tomato variety improvement, Disease and insect management, Soil fumigant management systems, Food safety/risk mitigation practices.

Fellowships at the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), Durham University UK, 6/30/17

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program, USDA-NIFA, 6/30/17, $250,000-$350,000, 2 years. Proposals will be accepted in two areas: 1) chronic disease prevention and management and 2) the prevention and/or reduction of opioid misuse and abuse.

American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowships Due date 7/1/17.

Woodard & Curran Foundation Grant for Clean Water Initiatives, due 7/1/17. One year grants addressing the problem of water scarcity through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) initiatives ($9,000 limit). Or 3 year impact project applying or advancing technology to address water (e.g. water, wastewater, stormwater, etc.) issues relating to climate change ($100,000 limit).

Mapping Wildlife Trafficking, Illegal Logging, and Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, Department of State, 7/2/17, $300,000-$1,550,000. Seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions, and other qualified organizations for a Grant to implement a program entitled Wildlife Trafficking, Illegal Logging, and IUU Fishing

Behavioral Interventions Scholars for Graduate Students, Department of Health and Human Services, 7/3/17, $25,000-$100,000. Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are using behavioral science approaches to examine specific research questions of relevance to social service programs and policies. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to apply a behavioral lens to issues facing poor and vulnerable families in the United States, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. Applicants are required to demonstrate the applicability of their research to practice or policy serving low-income children, adults, and families, especially those that seek to improve their well-being. Specific topics of interest will be delineated in the full funding opportunity announcement. For information about OPRE, please go to https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre. For information about related work ongoing within OPRE, please go to http://go.usa.gov/xke9g.

Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems Leader with Associates, USAID, LOI due to UF 7/3/17, RFA-615-17-000003, 5 years beginning 9/30/17

Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study Research Projects (R01), NIH, 7/5/17. The Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) is a collaboration of research and informatics groups to develop computational models of the interactions between infectious agents and their hosts, disease spread, prediction systems and response strategies. The models can be useful to policymakers, public health workers and other researchers who want to better understand and respond to emerging infectious diseases. MIDAS has produced a number of software packages to help local, state and federal public health officials prepare for and respond to infectious disease emergencies. MIDAS trains public health officials in using modeling tools to understand how to prepare for and respond to infectious disease threats.

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Gulf Coast CESU: Approaches to Enhancing Joint Ecosystem Modeling Frameworks while Expanding Interoperability of New and Existing Ecological Models, USGS, 7/7/17, up to $460,000. The Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a funding opportunity for research investigating the development, improvement, and portability of USGS-developed ecological modeling frameworks. This research should generally contribute to the coastal modeling, research, and restoration community.

Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Program for Northeast and Southeast Asia, Department of State, 7/9/17, $5,000-25,000. Environmental awards (up to $24,999) to support local and regional small-scale environmental projects in Burma; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Philippines; Thailand; or Vietnam. Projects should address one or more of the following environmental areas of focus:• Food security: agriculture and/or fisheries• Sustainable economic development• Adaptation to changing environmental conditions, e.g., coastal management• Waste management, including marine litter• Air quality• Maintaining biodiversity and healthy ecosystems • Creation and/or management of marine protected areas • Environment or health-related education (particularly for underserved groups)• Capacity building for scientific research on environmental issues• Development of new technology for application to environmental issues

Risk Management Education Partnership Program, USDA, 7/10/17, up to $4,000,000. The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to deliver crop insurance education and risk management training to U.S. agricultural producers to assist them in identifying and managing production, marketing, legal, financial, and human risk.

Renewable Resource Extension Act – National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF), USDA-NIFA, 7/10/17, $75,000-$300,000, up to 2 years, RFA. Funding pilot projects that: (1) Address emerging forest and rangeland resource issues, (2) Have national or regional relevancy, or (3) Develop new and innovative projects that can be replicated at other institutions.

Feed the Future Innovation lab for Peanut Research (PRIL), USAID, LOI to UF by 7/12/17, grants.gov announcement. Key areas of opportunity in the peanut value chain in the context of small-scale producers: Improving formal seed systems, Reducing malnutrition, Transforming peanut production and marketing systems through technology applications, Identifying opportunities suited to women and youth, Developing cereal-peanut production systems that enhance sustainable landscapes, Increasing resiliency of vulnerable households (including female-headed and youth-headed households), Commercializing peanut products, Creating practical applications of the peanut reference genome, Collaborating with the private sector, especially in food processing, Supporting international institutions and multi-country research efforts.

Water Environment Research Foundation Call for Pre-Proposals, 7/13/17, $25,000-$150,000, up to 2 years. Funding for projects that will significantly advance knowledge and scientific understanding and that could provide fundamentally transformative results. Proposals in all relevant wastewater, recycled water, stormwater, and other sources of water addressing water quality areas are welcome. WE&RF would consider proposals that would take existing research to the next level of completion, resulting in practical solutions to water challenges.

Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity, USAID/KEA (Kenya) Feed the Future, announced 6/22/17, LOI due to UF Office of Research 7/10/17, $60M over 5 years, grants.gov announcement. Cooperative agreement (CA) whose purpose is to sustainably reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Kenya by focusing on (i) inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led growth; (ii) strengthened resilience among people and systems and (iii) a well-nourished population. Priority area 1: Competitive, inclusive, and sustainable agricultural market systems. Priority area 2: Diverse agricultural production and improved productivity. Priority area 3: Policy environment for agricultural market systems development. Priority area 4: Integration of youth and women into agriculture market systems. Priority area 5: Collaborative Action and Learning for Market Systems Change

Peru-U.S. Innovation Competition, Partners of the Americas Foundation, LOI to your UF Associate Dean for Research by 7/14/17. To promote study abroad and training opportunities for students in the fields of environmental science, climate change, water, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, with an emphasis on programs that increase opportunities for marginalized students.

Institute for Sustainable Food Systems UF Faculty Fellows Program Announcement Due 5/31/17. The ISFS Fellow will create a collaborative group of specialists with a broad range of skills and experience to identify solutions to issues facing the global food system, and produce a manuscript for high impact scientific or public outlet(s). Funding includes a salary supplement and working group expenses.

USDA NIFA WAMS Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Limited Submission: internal LOI due 5/5/17 to limitedprograms@research.ufl.edu ; full applications to USDA by 6/8/17. Projects should develop research and extension initiatives that focus on new and emerging employment opportunities in STEM occupations to improve the economic health and viability of rural communities, with the goal of a food and agricultural sciences workforce that is representative of the nation’s population.

Department of Defense DARPA - World Modelers HR001117S0017 Due date 5/11/17. DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of causal modeling, forecasting, and analysis techniques. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, mathematics, or technology.

USDA-NIFA AFRI – Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative . Limited submission LOI to UF  for Research and Extension Learning for Undergraduates due 5/12/17. Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Applications due to NIFA 6/21/17.

USDA Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs RFA LOI due to UF 5/12/17. Provide a multidisciplinary approach to basic and applied food safety research needs related to Child Nutrition Programs. Conduct applied studies to identify and address food safety issues in school meals and child and adult care food programs and convey those findings in a way that facilitates the transfer of knowledge to Child Nutrition Program operators, as well as scientists, policy makers, educators, and practitioners.

Feed the Future Partnership with Partners for Food Solutions (PFS), USAID Addendum Due date 5/12/17. A special call for the submission of Concept Papers focused on working with USAID and Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) to strengthen the food processing sector in Africa. The objective is to engage and mobilize the expertise, infrastructures and resources of PFS and others to transfer knowledge from the volunteer employees of PFS member companies to small and growing food processing businesses across Africa.

UF IFAS Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems Call for Grant Applications for Burkina Faso and Niger. The competitive subaward projects will address country-specific research and capacity building priorities that were developed in a participatory manner with key local and national stakeholders. Deadline 5/14/17 for Reach grants (up to $850,000/ 3yrs) and 5/26/17 for Focus grants (up to $150,000/ 1 year).

USDA-NIFA Special Research Grants ProgramAquaculture Research Due 5/17/17. The purpose of the NIFA Aquaculture Research program is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. by generating new science-based information and technology to address industry constraints.

Florida Strawberry Research & Education Foundation Spring 2017 RFP Due date 5/19/17.

ADAPT Africa, Department of State Bureau of Oceans SFOP0001604 Due date 5/22/17 The ADAPT-Africa project aims to address the current barriers to private sector investment in resilience in Africa in order to increase finance for the implementation of priority resilience actions identified in developing country strategic frameworks, including the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006351 Foundational Programs, LOI due dates vary beginning 5/24/17 see RFA and list below. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities. (1) Plant Health and Production and Plant Products (a) Foundational Knowledge of Agricultural Production Systems 6/29/17; (b) Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems 7/12/17; (c) Physiology of Agricultural Plants 6/28/17; (d) Plant Breeding for Agricultural Production 7/19/17; (e) Pollinator Helath 6/28/17. (2) Animal Helath and Production and Animal Products (a) Animal Reproduction 6/15/17; (b) Animal Nutrition, Growth and Lactation 6/15/17; (c) Animal Well-Being 6/15/17; (d) Animal Health and Disease 6/15/17; (e) Animal Breeding, Genetics and Genomics Tools and Resources 6/15/17; (f)Annotation of Animal Genomes 6/15/17. (3) Food Safety, Nutrition and Health (a) Improving Food Safety 7/27/17; (b) Improving Food Quality 7/6/17; (c) Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance 7/6/17; (d) Food Manufacturing Technologies 6/7/17; (e) Function and Efficacy of Nutrients 7/6/17. (4) Bioenergy, Natural Resources and Environment (a) Sustainable Agroecosystems: Functions, Processes and Management 6/21/17 (nutrient cycles and management; soil health and microbial communities; ecosystem services and agro-ecosystem management); (b) Networks for Synthesis, Data Sharing and Management 6/21/17. (5) Agricultural Systems and Technology (a) Agricultural Engineering 6/8/17; (b) Bioprocessing and Bioengineering 6/8/17; (c) Nanotechnology for Agricultural and Food Systems 6/6/17. (6) Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities (a) Economics, Markets and Trade 6/6/17; (b) Social Implications of Emerging Technologies LOI 6/1/17, Full Application 8/17/17; (c) Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 6/15/17; (d) Small and Medium-sized Farms 7/28/17; (e) Innovation for Rural Entrepreneurs and Communities 7/27/17. (7) Critical Agricultural Research and Extension LOI 5/24/17; Full Application 8/9/17. (8) Exploratory Research rolling LOI; Full applications 60 days from encouragement to submit.

DARPA Biological Technologies Office Open BAA. Due 5/26/17. Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences.

UF IFAS Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems Call for Grant Applications for Burkina Faso and Niger. The competitive subaward projects will address country-specific research and capacity building priorities that were developed in a participatory manner with key local and national stakeholders. Deadline 5/14/17 for Reach grants (up to $850,000/ 3yrs) and 5/26/17 for Focus grants (up to $150,000/ 1 year).

The UK Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have released a white paper, “Agriculture for Improved Nutrition: A Future Research Agenda” and an associated request for applications (RFA).  Concept notes due 6/1/17.

Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program Graduate Student Grant. Preproposals Preproposals Due 6/2/17. Graduate Student research projects that address issues of sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the Southern region and the nation.

Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program Professional Development Program. Preproposals Due 6/2/17. Projects of one to two year(s) duration that provide training on sustainable agriculture for agricultural professionals, educators, and mentor farmers who serve stakeholders in USDA’s Southern Region.

Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program Research and Education Grant. Preproposals Due 6/2/17. Requesting preproposals for either Systems Research Projects or for Education Projects and Activities that address issues of sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the region and nation. 

The USDA NIFA Food Safety Outreach Program (RFA) Due Date 6/6/17.Food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance projects to address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. This year focuses on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences. New projects will focus on, but are not limited to, addressing knowledge and resource gaps for the target audience in the areas of pre- and post-harvest water testing and sampling, soil amendments, developing supply chain programs, and/or developing food safety plans.

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006286 - Food Safety Challenge Area Due Date 6/21/2017. This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption.

Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Integrated Project to Increase Aquaculture Production, NOAA. Proposals need to be coordinated through Florida Sea Grant Director Karl Havens. Sponsor Deadline: 05/09/2017

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Competitive Grants Program: Foundational Program - Exploratory Research Program, USDA-NIFA-AFRI-005843, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food & Agriculture (USDA NIFA) Deadline: 5/23/2017

Paul L. Busch Award, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Due Date: 6/1/17

Fulbright Specialist Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) Deadline: 6/5/2017

14th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet - Water, EPA-G2017-P3-Q4, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deadline: 2/3/2017

L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowships, L'Oreal USA Deadline: 2/3/2017

Biennial Call for Proposals, Florida Sea Grant Deadline: 2/13/2017

ROSES 2016: Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry, NNH16ZDA001N-OBB, NASA Deadline: 2/13/2017

New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Deadline: 2/15/2017

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program to Enhance Diversity in Life Sciences, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Deadline: 2/15/2017

Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program (VAP) Small Research Grant Program (R03), PA-16-163, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deadline: 2/16/2017

ROSES 2016: Earth Science Applications: Food Security and Agriculture, NH16ZDA001N-FSAC, NASA Deadline: 2/17/2017

Gulf Research Program: Early-Career Research Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Deadline: 2/22/2017

Gulf Research Program: Science Policy Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Deadline: 2/22/2017

Florida Sea Grant: NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Marine Resource Economics, NOAA-OAR-SG-2017-2005041, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Deadline: 2/24/2017

Florida Sea Grant: NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics, NOAA-OAR-SG-2017-2005039. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Deadline: 2/24/2017

Egg Nutrition Studies and Research Grants, Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) Deadline: 2/28/2017

Working Groups and Investigative Workshops activities grants, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis Deadline: 3/1/2017

Institutional Grants, Tinker Foundation Deadline: 3/1/2017

NASA Postdoctoral Program, NASA Deadline: 3/1/2017

Gulf of Mexico Coast Conservation Corp (GulfCorps) Program NOAA Deadline: 3/2/2017

Gulf of Mexico Coast Conservation Corp (GulfCorps) Program, NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2017-2005141, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Deadline: 3/2/2017

2017 UF/IFAS Equipment and Infrastructure Awards, University of Florida (UF) Deadline: 3/2/2017

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01), PAR-17-002, National Institutes of Health (NIH)Deadline: 3/7/2019

UF-City of Gainesville Research Awards to address pressing issues within the City of Gainesville.  Due Date: 3/15/17

Feed the Future Bangladesh Nutrition Activity, USAID

Due Dates: Internal LOI 2/28/17 (guidelines) to the UF Office of Research (limitedprograms@research.ufl.edu). Concept notes are due to USAID by Mar 21, 2017.

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS), 17-530, National Science Foundation (NSF) Deadline: 3/6/2017

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program CDFA Number 84.021A, ED-GRANTS-010617-001, Department of Education (US ED) Deadline: 3/7/2017

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Deadline: 3/8/2017

Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program – Organic Transitions, USDA-NIFA-ICGP-006173, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food & Agriculture (USDA NIFA) Deadline: 3/9/2017

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program CFDA Number 84.022A, ED-GRANTS-011317-002, Department of Education (US ED) Deadline: 3/14/2017

Systems Biology: The Next Generation for Infectious Diseases (U19), RFA-AI-16-080, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deadline: 3/15/2017

Research Grants, Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Deadline: 3/20/2017

Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award Applications for Fall 2017, University of Florida (UF) Deadline: 3/24/2017

The Fuller Challenge, Buckminster Fuller Institute Deadline: 3/31/2017

Workshop on Funding Opportunities at NSF on 4/14/17, 2-4pm, 2316 Fifield Hall

Pollinator Health Fund, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Pre-proposals due 4/17/17

Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities, NOAA. Proposals need to be coordinated through Florida Sea Grant Director Karl Havens. Sponsor Deadline: 04/18/2017

UF Biodiversity Institute Graduate Student Fellowships Due Date 4/21/17

NSF Plant-Biotic Interactions Due Date 4/21/17

USDA-NIFA Methyl Bromide Transition Program Deadline: 4/25/17

DARPA Biological Technologies, DARPA-BAA-16-33, Deadline: 4/28/2017

The Lawrence Foundation Environmental, Education, Human Services Projects Deadline: 4/30/2017

USDA-NIFA Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) Due 5/1/17

USDA-NIFA-SRGP-006284 Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4 Due date 5/2/17