Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS)
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Funding Opportunities

recently announced marked with *, otherwise by due date

*Fisheries Management and Governance in U.S. Free Trade Agreement Countries, Department of State, due 7/27/18. To support fisheries management and governance in U.S. FTA countries, including by: 1) improving the science-based management of fisheries; 2) improving fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) measures to ensure compliance with fisheries regulations; and 3) combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, in particular by supporting vessel registry and fisheries information sharing systems.

Energy and Water Cycle Study, NASA, NOI due 7/28/18. Proposals to form NEWS Process Teams should seek to understand a significant portion of the global water and energy cycle, with special attention on at least one major source of exchange of water and/or energy between the major components of the earth system (i.e. land, atmosphere, and ocean). Must: a. Study of and multiscale characterization of at least one major exchange of water and/or energy between land, atmosphere, and ocean. b. Investigation of physical processes of at least two subdomains of the earth system (i.e. two of land, atmosphere, and ocean) that are connected to the exchange process of requirement "a", above. c. Significant use of multiple, i.e. at least 3, satellite based observational data sets. Each observation data set should provide independent information, with respect to the other two data sets, on the dynamics of the water and energy cycle. d. Proposals should result in targeted, cutting-edge diagnostics that could be given to global climate modeling and weather forecasts centers to evaluate their models’ capability to accurately re-create important, multi-scale components of the water and/or energy cycles.

Land Cover Land Use Change, NASA, NOI due 8/1/18. RFA. The LCLUC program takes a regional approach to studying changes that have regional to global scale impacts. The region of interest for this solicitation is Asia. The following significant types of land-cover and land-use transitions in this region can be quantified and characterized using different types of satellite-based remote sensing and are of interest to the current solicitation: Transitions in smallholder agricultural systems; Growth in urban areas and urban teleconnections; Land use transitions in dryland systems.

*Region 4 Science Applications Projects, USFWS, due 8/15/18. To support landscape conservation throughout the southeast U.S., including the U.S. Caribbean in the areas of I. Streamlining regulations through the development of conservation Blueprints II. Support at-risk species conservation and State Wildlife Action Plan implementation III. Support Gulf coast restoration IV. Strategic investments V. Balancing human and ecological water needs.

*Jefferson Science Fellowship http://my.research.ufl.edu/ProgramDevelopment/FundingOpportunities/OpportunitiesManager.aspx?oppID=60659 UF Internal Deadline 9/1/18. U.S. citizen scientist, technologist, engineer, or physician holding a tenured, or similarly ranked, academic appointment at a U.S. college or university. Each Fellow will spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. All JSF assignments will be designed in consultation with regional and/or functional bureaus and offices within the U.S. Department of State or USAID. Ability to rapidly and accurately understand scientific advancements both within and outside their discipline area and to effectively integrate this knowledge into U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) policy discussions.

*Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship, National Academies, applications due 9/7/18. Provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.  An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise.

*Gulf of Mexico Program Farmer to Farmer Cooperative Agreements, EPA, closes 9/12/18. Proposals to improve water quality, habitat and environmental education through the demonstration of improved crop or land management involving new, novel, or experimental technologies, methods, approaches or techniques. EPA will award funds to improve water quality, habitat, and environmental education in the Gulf of Mexico watershed. These projects will support farmer-led and/or farmer focused organizations/consortiums with experience implementing programs and demonstration projects through collaboration with farmers that demonstrate success with measurable results, including improved water quality and/or protected, enhanced, or restored habitat; in addition to, increased farmer to farmer education, outreach, and mentorship. Must entail: 1. novel or innovative techniques, methods, or approaches;  2. data collection for the applied technique, method or approach; and  3. communication of the results to the landowner to inform future farming decisions and to better understand (or ground truth) how different management practices affect water quality and quantity, improved habitat as well as ancillary improvements of yields and farming costs. 

*Cooperative Research Program, NOAA NMFS, Closes 9/21/18. For projects 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 (FL, AL, MS, LA, TX), South Atlantic (FL, NC, SC, GA) and Caribbean (USVI and Puerto Rico).  The program bolsters partnerships by providing a way for involving commercial and recreational fishermen in the collection of fundamental fisheries information in support of management and regulatory options.

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS), NSF-NIFA, 9/26/18. NFEWS Tracks 1: Social-Physical Modelling of FEW Systems; Track 2: Research to Enable Innovative Solutions; and Track 3: INFEWS Research Coordination Networks (INFEWS-RCN). Track 1 advanced modeling that investigates the functioning of coupled social, physical, biotic, abiotic, and engineered systems and factors that influence resilience, thresholds and criticalities. Proposed Track 1 projects/models must be designed to assess (a) the model’s generalizability, or (b) the model’s ability to evaluate minimization-of-risk with respect to FEW services, the components/couplings that define threshold and resilient FEW systems behavior and the impact of mitigation and adaptation. Track 2 projects will develop and examine innovative solutions that address specific FEW system challenges and aim to enhance FEW systems’ resilience and sustainability.     governance, efficient use of resources, conversion and/or reuse of waste materials, systems sustainability.Track 3: INFEWS Research Coordination Networks (INFEWS-RCN) supports the establishment of new networks of interdisciplinary researchers from multiple organizations who will collectively and significantly advance INFEWS concepts, knowledge and new directions through active exchange of ideas, development of new directions in fundamental research and education, and other approaches.

Coastal Program, US DOI FWS, applications due 9/30/18. A voluntary, community-based program that provides technical and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Coastal Program staff coordinates with project partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within these focus areas.

Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML), NSF, limited submission - LOI due to UF Office of Research by 10/3/18. Provides funding for improvement or planning of facilities and equipment in close proximity to study areas, and by fostering an atmosphere of mutual scientific interest and collaboration in research and education.

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), NSF, limited submission, LOIs due to FL-GA LSAMP contact. Bridge to Doctorate deadline to NSF 11/2/18, other deadlines vary by program emphasis 11/16/18-1/25/19. The overall goal of the program is to assist universities and colleges in diversifying the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

*Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program, NSF, LOI to UF 1/31/19.

Proposals for IUCRCs addressing any precompetitive research areas identified among the science and technology priorities for the nation are welcome and will be fully considered. To meet national needs, multi-university IUCRCs are preferred to single-university IUCRCs because multi-university Centers contribute to an increased research base as well as to increased interaction among Center participants. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from NSF with primary support derived from the private and public sector. NSF takes a supporting role in the development and evolution of the IUCRC, providing a framework for membership and operations as well as requirements derived from extensive Center experience and evaluation. As appropriate, NSF encourages international collaborations that advance these goals within the global context. The first stage in forming an IUCRC involves the successful completion of an IUCRC planning grant. New IUCRCs start at Phase I that lasts five years. This initial five year period of support allows for the development of a strong partnership between the academic researchers and interested industrial and government parties. A significant amount of the Center's financial support is expected to come from industrial, state, and other funds.

Rolling deadlines

Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition (Round 21), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. To advance innovative technologies to enhance the availability and accessibility of affordable, nutritious foods for low-income consumers, working within the key constraint that these innovations must be relevant to market-based food systems in low and middle-income countries. Overall, our target population is young women, mothers, and children from 6-23 months of age. Accordingly, the proposed technologies funded must not undermine exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of life.

Scholarly Residency Program, Bellagio Center, Rockefeller Foundation. Once a year, the Bellagio Center hosts a special thematic residency to bring together a cohort of scholars, practitioners, and artists whose work all connects to a common theme. In 2018, the thematic residency will take place from November 5th to November 30th with up to fifteen residents advancing work aligned with the theme “Science for Development.”

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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Giglia Endowment Aware for Innovative Agriculture, UF IFAS, due 7/3/18. A $5,000 award to “support research at UF/IFAS that is focused on products and/or technology that incorporates a new approach to agricultural practices; preference shall be given to research associated with new technologies for conserving water in agriculture and horticulture production.” Any UF/IFAS Faculty member is eligible to apply. 

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, AAAS, 7/15/18. 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. The topic of the entrant's thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Ecology and Environment, Translational Medicine.

Grand Challenges Explorations - India, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, several rounds. Program overview. One category of projects is: exploring smart agricultural systems for good health and economic development. We are looking for tools or approaches that enable smallholder farmers to derive locally-acceptable tailored solutions. The comprehensive approach or solution may go beyond single technologies at the farm level and includes the integration of multiple interventions at the food system, landscape and value chain, making full use of untapped potential of currently available technologies relating to potential, attainable and measurement yield. Agriculture programs prosper that includes developing robust seeds, hold easy access to new tools and farm management techniques, opening doors to markets, and supporting effective policies. Focus areas include maintenance of ecosystems, engagement of women and marginalized groups, systems that expand the context specific evidence base, and strengthening livelihood resilience through enhancing extension services.

Education and Workforce Development, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, USDA, LOI to UF for teacher/professional training and undergraduate training due 5/18/18, applications to sponsors due at dates in parentheses below. RFA.  Supports professional development for K-14 teachers and professionals (7/11/18), training of undergraduate students in research and extension (6/28/18) and fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars (7/19/18).

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.

Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program, USDA-NIFA, Due 6/7/18. To develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that 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.

Borlaug Field Award, Rockefeller Foundation, due 6/15/18. This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.

Sustainable Agricultural Systems, USDA-NIFA, LOI due 6/27/18. NIFA seeks creative and visionary applications that take a systems approach, and that will significantly improve the supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food, while providing sustainable opportunities for expansion of the bioeconomy through novel animal, crop, and forest products and supporting technologies. These approaches must demonstrate current and future social, behavioral, economic, health, and environmental impacts. Additionally, the outcomes of the work being proposed must result in societal benefits, including promotion of rural prosperity and enhancement of quality of life for those involved in food and agricultural value chains from production to utilization and consumption. See AFRI SAS RFA for details.

Food and Agricultural Education Information System, USDS-NIFA, due 6/28/18. To maintain a national food and agricultural education information system that contains information on enrollment, degrees awarded, faculty, employment placement, and other similar information in the food and agricultural sciences.

Campylobacter spp. Transmission Dynamics in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, due 5/2/18. Proposals responsive to this call will generate data to understand the sources of Campylobacter infection in children in LMICs, and the dynamics of transmission in LMIC communities of interest. Analyses of these data are expected to address the question of whether a human vaccine for Campylobacter is a necessary and appropriate strategy in spite of the complexities associated with auto-immune responses to Campylobacter antigens. Includes the role of domestic animals in transmission, relationship between undernourishment and transmissibility, the role of environment in Campylobacter survival and transmission.

Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries (Round 21), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, due 5/2/18. For tools and approaches that have the potential to transform crop pest and disease surveillance globally, with a focus on low-income countries. Ideas that result in increased coverage of geographic area will be prioritized over ideas that increase diagnostic accuracy. Ideas that are applicable or adaptable to multiple crops and diseases/pests will be prioritized over ideas that are specific to only one crop or pathogen. Because we are focused on low-income countries, successful proposals will take into account small-scale, difficult-to-reach, intercropped farming systems with multiple pests and diseases. Preliminary data is not required, but proposals should clearly demonstrate how the idea is an innovative leap in progress from current practices with the potential to be transformative at scale.

Graduate Student Grants, Southern SARE, due 5/4/18. For Graduate Student research projects that address issues of sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the Southern region and the nation. 

Feed the Future Global Food Security BAA, EOI due 5/4/18. For R&D to develop new and innovative approaches to enhance agricultural systems and rural development through well-integrated interventions that empower youth and foster improved gender dynamics, particularly in the areas of:1) Inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth; 2) Strengthened resilience among people and systems, especially to new and recurrent shocks and stresses; and 3) A well-nourished population, especially women and children.

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize, USAID and partners, due 5/14/18. Seeking digital tools and approaches that provide timely, context-specific information that enable smallholder farmers and those who support them to identify, treat, and track incidence of fall armyworm in Africa.

Fisheries Innovation Fund, NFWF, pre-proposals due 5/14/18. Successful proposals will develop and carry out innovative approaches that: Promote full utilization of Annual Catch Limits and minimize bycatch of overfished species and/or endangered, threatened, and candidate species; Develop and implement market, research, training, or strategic planning measures to build capacity and improve sustainability of U.S. fishing businesses and communities; Support improvements to recreational fisheries conservation and management; Support implementation of marine aquaculture.

Aquaculture Research, USDA-NIFA, due 5/17/18. To fund applied aquaculture research projects in the areas of: 1) genetics; 2) disease; 3) production systems; and 4) economics.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Fish (Fish Innovation Lab), USAID, due to UF office of Research by 3/16/18. RFA. The purpose of this activity is to generate outputs across the fish value chain to: improve fish feed and food security; improve fish seed through improved genetics; nutrition, fish health, emerging diseases and rapid diagnosis; food safety and processing, and; increase knowledge of gender and youth priorities.

Signals in the Soil (SitS) Dear Colleague Letter, NSF, 4/13/2018. Research that monitors soil properties over time and space for various managed or unmanaged applications, for environmental, agricultural, or construction purposes. Includes but not limited to:. Sensors for soil biological/metagenomics, chemical, or physical characteristics to monitor soil health and changes in properties under different uses, and to address needs for inexpensive sensors buried for long time periods in highly variable soil conditions. Advances in wireless communications to collect and transmit data from sensors buried in soils over extended periods of time. New methods for data fusion and analytics of sensor measurement outputs. Next-generation models of soil biological, chemical, and/or physical components, making use of new sensing and data communications capabilities that can describe interactions among soil biological, chemical, and physical processes at different temporal and spatial scales.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research, USAID, LOI due to UF by 4/20/18. applications for a Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement from qualified U.S. colleges and universities to fund a program entitled Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research (“Legume Systems Research Innovation Lab”). This NFO is designed to identify and launch a new Feed the Future Innovation Lab focused on legume systems research and capacity development at the smallholder and food systems levels.

Feed the Future Strengthening Agricultural Innovation Capacities, USAID, concept note due to UF by 4/25/18. Seeking cutting-edge approaches to: 1) strengthen the capacity of relevant host-country organizations to act as “innovation brokers”—critical connectors in a network of actors that facilitate downstream and upstream partnerships to research, test, and scale new or improved technologies or practices; 2) conduct analysis and research on effective approaches and best practices for facilitating capacity development for agricultural innovation; 3) establish a self-sustaining community of practice to reduce transaction costs and promote best practices for strengthening agricultural innovation capacity across Feed the Future Innovation Labs and host-country partners, including universities, national and regional research institutes, private sector firms, extension organizations, and other relevant organizations; and 4) provide technical assistance on applying best practices for strengthening agricultural innovation capacity to USAID Missions and other Operating Units.

Agriculture Risk Management Education, USDA-NIFA, 4/27/18. RFA. To provide U.S. agricultural producers and their families, as appropriate, with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to make informed risk management decisions that enhance profitability of their operations.

AgrAbility – Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities, USDA-NIFA, 4/30/18. The program supports projects between State Cooperative Extension System and private, non-profit disability organizations who work in partnership to provide agricultural education and assistance directed at accommodating disability in farm operations for individuals with disabilities, and their families, who engage in farming and farm-related occupations.

Invitation to Nominate, World Food Prize, due 5/1/18. Awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement at any point along the full range of the food production and distribution chain. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing and packaging; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis; and public advocacy.

UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO), office of the Provost, application due date varies by college, college endorsed applications to provost due 3/23/18. FEOs are intended to advance the academic/professional/scholarly abilities of faculty members. They are similar in intent to sabbaticals. but are intended to be more flexible in nature and duration than traditional sabbaticals. FEO funds are to be expended primarily for salary/benefit offset, travel costs and/or fees for conferences or similar learning experiences.

Preventing Emerging Pathogenic Threats, DARPA, due 3/27/18. To develop new tools and models to quantify the likelihood of a virus to jump from an animal host into humans, and to develop and validate new scalable technologies to target potential human-capable viral pathogens in wild reservoirs and/or mosquito vectors to prevent transmission to humans.

Sustaining Living Systems in a Time of Climate Variability and Change, NASA, NOI due 3/28/18. The program element is open to two types of proposals: (a) basic Research proposals funded through the Biological Diversity program element and (b) Applications proposals funded through the Ecological Forecasting program element. Both types must apply NASA satellite remote sensing products along with other observations and relevant models to support implementation of SDGs 14 and 15 within the context of climate variability and change.

Organic transitions program, USDA-NIFA, 3/29/18. Program priorities for FY 2018: Document and understand the effects of organic practices; Develop improved technologies, methods, models, and metrics to document, describe, and optimize the ecosystem services and the climate variability adaptation and mitigation ability of organic crop, livestock, and integrated crop-livestock production systems; Develop cultural practices and other allowable alternatives to substances recommended for removal from NOP’s National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances; Develop practical information and tools to help producers overcome barriers to organic transition.

Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge, USDA NIFA, due 4/4/18. To: (a) promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences to ensure an adequate and qualified workforce; and (b) promote linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs for education excellence and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a degree in the FANH sciences.

William T. Grant Scholars Program, William T. Grant Foundation, one nomination per college, contact Assoc. Dean for Research by 4/6/18 for more info. Research Focus Areas We are focused on youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States. We fund research that increases our understanding of: programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes; and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. Supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.

Earth Science Applications: Water Resources, NASA, NOI due 4/17/18. RFA. Innovative solutions combining Earth observations, modeling, and existing in situ/partner data sets to address specific, well-defined information needs for water resources management. Examples include satellite-based improvements to water decision support systems, novel approaches for increasing the utility of satellite data in water planning data and models, and solutions for assessing and/or mitigating water-related risks for near- to long-term planning. This solicitation seeks to address vulnerabilities in long-term water supply reliability, infrastructure, and balancing environmental, social, and economic considerations.

Seed Systems Support Activity, USAID, due 4/28/18. Seeks applications from organizations with demonstrated expertise in seed systems and proven management capabilities with the broad range of needed seed-related support services as well as innovative tools, approaches, information, and methods to develop and deploy those critical support services. The goal is to enhance farmers’ access to a full range of seed choices and options to maximize their responsive decision making and planning for production. The Activity seeks to improve functioning of national seed sector in Feed the Future countries and in countries with resilience and emergency seed security programs.

Early Career Research Fellowships, Gulf Research Program, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, applications due 2/21/18. Supports emerging scientific leaders as they take risks on research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share their interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems.

UF/ IFAS International Awards, IFAS Global, nominations due 2/23/18. Recognizes accomplishments of mid-late career, early career, extension, and student education that internationalizes the scope of UF/IFAS work.

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

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative, USDA NIFA, EOI due 3/3/18. NIFA supports programs to address critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research and extension activities and programs to evaluate both the environmental impacts of organic agriculture and the environmental services provided. Production challenges include barriers to transition for those interested in entering and production constraints for those who are already certified.

Science Policy Fellowships, Gulf Research Program, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, applications due 3/14/18. Helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand experience at the interface of science and policy as they spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or non-governmental environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Climate and Societal Interactions, NOAA, due 3/16/18. 1. Support innovative, applicable, and transferable approaches for decision making, especially for risk characterization in the context of a variable and changing climate; 2. Establishment of a network of regionally scoped, long-term efforts to inform climate risk management and decision making; and 3. Promotion of the transfer of climate knowledge, tools, products, and services within NOAA, across the federal government, nationally, and internationally. Address the societal challenges identified in NOAA’s Next-Generation Strategic Plan (NGSP): i) climate impacts on water resources; ii) coasts and climate resilience; iii) sustainability of marine ecosystems; and iv) changes in the extremes of weather and climate.

Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs) to Develop Breakthrough Ideas and Enabling Technologies to Advance Crop Breeding and Functional Genomics, NSF-USDA-BBSRC. Concept notes due 3/14/18. Appropriate areas of research include, but are not limited to: Advancing genome editing technology to generate new phenotypes; Achieving reliable and high throughput production of doubled haploids from currently recalcitrant genotypes; Controlling and understanding meiotic recombination to tap into inaccessible genetic resources in areas of low recombination and enabling whole genome manipulation; Modifying epigenetic inheritance to facilitate phenotypic changes related to environmental responses;  Understanding mechanisms of heterosis to generate and exploit hybrid vigor for crop improvement. Emphasis should be on developing enabling technologies that will impact crops or model crop systems.

Science Policy Fellowships, Gulf Research Program, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, applications due 3/14/18. Helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand experience at the interface of science and policy as they spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or non-governmental environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. 

Climate and Societal Interactions, NOAA, due 3/16/18. 1. Support innovative, applicable, and transferable approaches for decision making, especially for risk characterization in the context of a variable and changing climate; 2. Establishment of a network of regionally scoped, long-term efforts to inform climate risk management and decision making; and 3. Promotion of the transfer of climate knowledge, tools, products, and services within NOAA, across the federal government, nationally, and internationally. Address the societal challenges identified in NOAA’s Next-Generation Strategic Plan (NGSP): i) climate impacts on water resources; ii) coasts and climate resilience; iii) sustainability of marine ecosystems; and iv) changes in the extremes of weather and climate.

UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO), office of the Provost, application due date varies by college, college endorsed applications to provost due 3/23/18. FEOs are intended to advance the academic/professional/scholarly abilities of faculty members. Thus they are similar in intent to sabbaticals. However, FEOs are intended to be more flexible in nature and duration than traditional sabbaticals. Thus FEO funds are to be expended primarily for salary/benefit offset, travel costs and/or fees for conferences or similar learning experiences.

Education Capacity Building Grants, Gulf Research Program, National Academies, LOI due 2/14/18, proposals due 4/11/18. This funding opportunity seeks to increase K-12 students’ scientific and environmental literacy and problem-solving skills through service-, project-, or problem-based learning experiences related to three of those four program initiatives: Healthy Ecosystems: Advance understanding of ecosystem processes and dynamics to facilitate sustainable use of natural resources, Thriving Communities: Enable people and coastal communities to successfully prepare for, respond, and adapt to stressors and adverse events, Safer Offshore Energy Systems: Foster minimization and management of risk to make offshore operations safer for both people and the environment.

*Vet-LIRN Network Capacity-Building Projects, FDA, LOIs due 2/15/18. This cooperative agreement program is intended to build domestic laboratory capacity as put forth in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), by developing the Vet-LIRN capabilities to investigate potential animal foodborne illness outbreaks, including: short term surveillance efforts; training, quality assurance processes, proficiency evaluations, data sharing; identification and adoption of emerging technologies and harmonization of analytical methods used by new equipment; method development and validation projects; matrix expansion projects with short turn-around times; equipment needed for testing or developing tests for food/feed related samples; emergency surge capacity testing during large-scale animal food/feed emergency events requiring testing of implicated diagnostic or animal food samples; travel to Network meetings to provide information to FDA on network projects.

*Women and Minorities in STEM Fields, USDA, due 1/31/18, limited submission LOIs due 2/16/18, RFA. To support research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM, target audience for FY 2018 is K-14. Applications recommended for funding must highlight and emphasize the development of a competent and qualified workforce in the food, agricultural, natural resources and human sciences. Projects that contribute to the economic viability of rural communities are also encouraged. A proposed project must address one or more Educational Need Areas and/or be an Applied Project that addresses research, outreach and capacity building to benefit the communities served, especially that of their students.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers https://www.caorc.org/fellowships Multi-Country and Senior Research Fellowships due by 1/31/18. Supports research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, respectively at participating centers.

Global Food Security Strategy India – Ag Tech Challenge Broad Agency Announcement, USAID, $3M, Due 1/31/18. Target Sectors: Seeds and Fertilizers; Fisheries and feed technologies; Nutrition sensistive agriculture/aquaculture; post-harvest processing and cold storage technologies; Precision agriculture and sustainable agriculture technologies; small-holder mechanization and finance; business process innovations; livestock and dairy production.

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) Program, NSF, internal LOI to UF by 1/31/18, preliminary proposal to NSF 4/18/18, full proposals 6/20/18. RFA. To develop long-term partnerships among industry, academe and government to promote research programs of mutual interest, contribute to the nation's research infrastructure base, enhance the intellectual capacity of the engineering or science workforce through the integration of research and education, and facilitate technology transfer. Proposals for IUCRCs addressing any precompetitive research areas identified among the science and technology priorities for the nation are welcome and will be fully considered. NSF invests in new nationwide Centers that do not overlap in research foci with existing IUCRCs and address industry needs not already covered. As appropriate, NSF encourages international collaborations that advance these goals within the global context.

New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award, Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, nominations due 2/1/18. The New Innovator Award seeks to promote career advancement of highly creative and promising new scientists who intend to make a long - term career commitment to research in food and agriculture and bring innovative, ground - breaking research initiatives and thinking to bear on problems facing food and agriculture.

Women in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, L’oreal USA, applications due 2/2/18. Awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships program. Celebrating its fourteenth year in the U.S., the For Women in Science program has awarded 70 postdoctoral women scientists over $3.5 million in grants.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program: 2 year summer centered program with accompanying stipend for undergraduate scholars. Applications due 2/9/18.

RESTORE Gulf of Mexico Conservation Enhancement Grants Program, EPA, due 2/9/18. Grants.gov. To enhance private/public partnerships that support land protection and conservation across the Gulf region.

Farmer to Farmer Program, USDA NIFA, NFO concept notes due 1/22/18. Goal should be to generate sustainable, broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector. A secondary goal should be to increase the American public’s understanding of international development issues and programs and international understanding of the U.S. and U.S. development programs. Should introduce innovation and develop local capacity for more productive, profitable, sustainable, and equitable agricultural systems while providing opportunity for people-to-people interaction in agricultural development activities.

UF has opened a search for an Assistant Professor of Global Change Agroecology in the Agronomy Department.

Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award, NIH, RFA. Limited submission: contact college for internal deadline, college level nominations due 1/24/18 to UF, 2/27/18 to NIH. Designed to identify the best new biomedical investigators across the spectrum of science supported by the NIEHS (i.e., including basic mechanistic, clinical and population based researchers) and facilitate their establishing a vibrant, independent research program in the environmental health sciences.

NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Marine Resource Economics, Florida Sea Grant, NOAA, contact Karl Havens, UF Sea Grant Director. Applications due 1/26/18. Grants.gov. The Fellowship Program expects to award two new Ph.D. Fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Piedmont South Atlantic Coast, USGS, due 12/21/17. To extend the framework for estimating land-surface fluxes in human-altered watersheds and to relate anthropogenic signatures such as flow alterations and evapotranspiration-induced urban heat island effects using global datasets.

2018 UF Research Opportunity Seed Fund Competition Faculty interested in applying to the Opportunity Fund should contact their Associate Dean for Research for information on their college’s internal selection procedures and deadline. College selections will be submitted through UFIRST 1/17/18. For innovative projects with strong potential for garnering future funding from external sources, OR have outstanding commercial potential. Should support new projects (not a supplement to current research) and/or new collaborative partnerships. The proposal must emphasize novel research. Competitive proposals must be multi-/interdisciplinary and involve faculty from at least two departments/units/colleges.

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program, NSF, due 1/23/18. Funding for Small Projects, Large Projects, and Research Coordination Network Projects. Advance basic scientific understanding about the complex interactions among natural physical and/or biological systems and human social and behavioral systems. Must include analyses of: (1) the dynamics within one or more natural systems; (2) the dynamics within one or more human systems; (3) the processes through which the natural systems affect the human systems; and (4) the processes through which the human systems affect the natural systems. Projects should address questions of general, theoretical interest in both the natural sciences and in the social and behavioral sciences. Projects likely to improve capabilities for predicting the responses of systems to endogenous and exogenous changes, including appropriate estimates of uncertainty in model predictions, are encouraged.

Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth System Science (ACCESS), NASA, NOI due 12/1/17, proposals due 1/31/18. The focus of this solicitation is to help EOSDIS address data management, discoverability, and utilization challenges faced by users and curators of NASA’s Earth science data. Although focused on information technology development and deployment, the ACCESS program is targeted at addressing existing and anticipated future needs of the research and applied science communities. Proposal teams must include both information technology and Earth science expertise, and must be tied directly to specific issues facing Earth science and applied science users interacting with EOSDIS.

Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Pilot/ Feasibility Program, UF. LOIs due 12/10/17 to the SCCAHS.org website. Provides seed funds to stimulate original projects relevant to health and safety in the agricultural, forestry, and fishery (AFF) industries.  Projects may include basic/etiologic research, translational research, intervention studies, and/or surveillance.  We anticipate that most projects will provide preliminary/feasibility data for subsequent, larger proposals and projects. Projects are encouraged which fit within the broad themes of the SCCAHS: Coastal fishery worker safety and health; Heat stress; Pesticide/herbicide exposure; and Innovative approaches to foster research to practice, including a focus on worker and supervisor training.

Long-term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER), USAID, RFA. Internal LOI due to UF by 12/15/17, UF is limited to one submission. Leverage and support international university networks, inclusive of universities from both the United States (U.S) and lower-middle income countries (LMIC), to improve development research opportunities, evidence generation, and uptake by development actors and policy makers. As part of the Cooperative Agreement, USAID will support a recipient to 1) independently identify and address new and impactful research questions with high relevance to the international development community AND 2) partner with USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices (M/B/IOs) to address unique research needs identified by USAID. Additionally, USAID seeks to increase the human and institutional capacity of LMIC HEIs through LASER.

Innovations in Feed the Future Monitoring and Evaluation, USAID, concept papers due 12/1/17. Proposals that:- develop unique or new data collection, analytical, synthetic or mathematical methods for estimating Feed the Future indicators, or other potentially novel measures of food security or its underlying determinants or sequelae; - use innovative analytic, synthetic or mathematical approaches to answer key questions pertaining to food security in Feed the Future countries. Strong interest in proposals that leverage remotely sensed information or other forms of digitally-generated data.

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

Resources for the Future, Molly K. Macauley Award for Research Innovation and Advanced Analytics for Policy Pre-proposals due 12/5/17. For research to leverage the power of Earth observations data; other sources of new, complex, and large datasets; and advanced analytical methods to analyze such data. Applications of remotely sensed data relating to human health, air quality, water resources, ecosystem services, natural disasters, food security and agriculture, wildland fires, energy, urban development, and transportation and infrastructure. we especially welcome proposals that focus on evaluating the socioeconomic impacts of applications of Earth observations for solving pressing societal problems and that quantify, in monetary terms, the value of Earth observations in specific applications.

*UF Intersections: Animating Conversations with the Humanities will hosting four groups of faculty and students from the humanities and allied fields working together to address grand-challenge questions in their research and teaching. Workshops begin 12/7/17

Specialty Crop Research Initiative Request for Pre-Applications USDA/NIFA, RFA, due 12/8/17. Focus areas: Plant breeding, genetics, genomics, and other methods for improving crop characteristics; means to identify and address threats from pests and diseases including threats to pollinators; improvement of production efficiency, handling and processing, productivity, and long term profitability; new innovations and technology including mechanization, precision agriculture, and ripening delay; and methods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in production and processing. Should focus on entire primary systems (production system; the processing and distribution system; and the consumer and marketing system), or on areas where two or more primary systems overlap.

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.

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Limited submission: pre-proposal due to UF Research office 11/15/17. RFA. Effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. For FY2018, proposals are requested in any interdisciplinary research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on two high priority areas: (1) Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) and (2) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS). HDR is expected to continue as a priority research area for FY2019 and FY2020 competitions, along with a new priority area to be announced in 2018.

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

USAID Fish Right Program internal LOI due to UF 10/13/17 (one application will proceed); Concept paper to USAID 11/15/17 RFA. To enhance the sustainable use and resilience of critical coastal and marine resources of the Philippines’ Coral Triangle region that provide food, livelihoods and coastal protection to communities. Fish Right focuses on marine key biodiversity areas (MKBAs), with a special attention on “wild” or capture fisheries and the communities that depend on them.

Early Career Scientist Seed Grant Proposals, UF/IFAS, up to $50,000, due 10/17/17. 2 years of funding to “jumpstart” programs and provide a platform for future success. Enables development and advancement of projects, collection of new data, or analysis of existing data. Proposals should focus on work that you will be leading, but work that takes place in the context of broader partnerships is also acceptable. The work funded under this program should form part of the foundation that results in eventual significant extramural funding. Proposals will be evaluated based on: quality of proposal and research design over funding period; potential impact of the research; potential for the seed funding and pilot research to lead to future extramural funding; and impact of funding on faculty member’s program development. 

UF/IFAS Call for Interdisciplinary Research on Invasive Species LOI due 10/23/17, up to $500,000 over 18 months to facilitate development and success of research teams focused on one or more stages of the invation process: risk assessment, introduction and establishment, spread, and/or impact with emphasis on conceptual mechanisms, patterns, and processes of non-native species invasions. May be focused on one or multiple stages and may include the biological, ecological, or evolutionary foundations of invasions, human dimensions, modeling, inventory, policy formulation, biosecurity and/or risk assessment.

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.

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

*UF Informatics Institute Graduate Student Fellowship Program (2 year) and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program (1 year). Supports research in one of the Informatics Institute’s Thrust Areas. Applications due 10/1/17.

*USAID Fish Right Program internal LOI due to UF 10/13/17 (one application will proceed); Concept paper to USAID 11/15/17 RFA. To enhance the sustainable use and resilience of critical coastal and marine resources of the Philippines’ Coral Triangle region that provide food, livelihoods and coastal protection to communities. Fish Right focuses on marine key biodiversity areas (MKBAs), with a special attention on “wild” or capture fisheries and the communities that depend on them.

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.

*Early Career Scientist Seed Grant Proposals, UF/IFAS, up to $50,000, due 10/17/17. 2 years of funding to “jumpstart” programs and provide a platform for future success. Enables development and advancement of projects, collection of new data, or analysis of existing data. Proposals should focus on work that you will be leading, but work that takes place in the context of broader partnerships is also acceptable. The work funded under this program should form part of the foundation that results in eventual significant extramural funding. Proposals will be evaluated based on: quality of proposal and research design over funding period; potential impact of the research; potential for the seed funding and pilot research to lead to future extramural funding; and impact of funding on faculty member’s program development. 

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