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NIH: Translational Resource Centers to Build Bridges Between Substance Use Epidemiology/Etiology and Prevention Intervention Research (U24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) Thursday, June 13, 2024 - This program seeks innovative applications for Translational Resource Centers that will establish and support multidisciplinary research teams to conduct translational research between the fields of 1) substance use epidemiology and etiology and 2) substance use prevention intervention. Amount: $2,114,000 Due Date: 10/13/2024 More information
USDA International Climate Hub Collaboration Thursday, June 13, 2024 - This program aims to research and develop tangible outputs that analyze, demonstrate or predict climate impacts on global working lands and build resilience; improve international climate literacy; and improve International Climate Hub information and services. Amount: $2,575,590 Due Date: 08/09/2024 More information
NIH: NEI Research for Low Vision and Blindness Accessibility Tools (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional) Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - This program aims to stimulate translational efforts in developing and implementing accessibility devices or interventions that apply new technologies to address challenges faced by individuals living with visual impairment. Amount: $4,152,500 Due Date: 07/12/2024 (LOI); 08/13/2024 (Full Proposal) More information
NSF: Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs, Large Projects Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - This solicitation invites proposals on bold new scientific ideas tackling ambitious fundamental research problems that cross the boundaries of two or more CISE core programs, which range from Computing and Communications to Computer and Network Systems, to Information and Intelligence Systems. Amount: $3,000,000 – $5,000,000 Due Date: 09/29/2025 More information
NSF: Accelerating Computing-Enabled Scientific Discovery (ACED) ‚Äď Discovery Proposals Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - This program seeks to harness computing to accelerate scientific discovery, while driving new computing advancements. Amount: $3,000,000 Due Date: 01/14/2025 More information
ML/AI Tools to Advance Genomic Translational Research (MAGen) – Development Sites (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - This FOA solicits applications to explore the feasibility of developing Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools that can enhance the accuracy and precision of predicting how individuals with pathogenic genetic variants manifest disease. Amount: $12,080,000 Due Date: 07/26/2024 More information
NEH: Media Projects Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - This program supports collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop content grounded in humanities scholarship and prepare documentary films and television, radio programs, and podcasts that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Amount: $75,000 (Development); $700,000 (Production) Due Date: 07/10/2024 (Optional Draft); 08/14/2024 (Full Proposal) More information
DOE: Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program IV Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - This program‚Äôs goal is to engage the U.S. academic community in advancing science-based modeling and simulation technologies. This iteration adds a focus on the development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to improve quantified predictive capabilities. Amount: $7,500,000 ‚Äď $17,500,000 Due Date: 09/30/2024 More information
DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy: Vision OPEN 2024 Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - This program challenges the research community to develop groundbreaking technologies to enable a future energy landscape that is dramatically different from that of today. Amount: $250,000 – $10,000,000 Due Date: 07/16/2024 (Concept Paper) More information
National Archives and Records Administration: Archival Projects Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - This program supports archival projects that significantly improve online public discovery and use of historical records collections. Amount: $150,000 Due Date: 08/15/2024 (Optional Draft); 11/07/2024 (Full Proposal) More information
NEH: Dialogues on the Experience of War Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - This program supports the development of humanities-focused discussion programs that enlarge the understanding of the meaning and experiences of military service and war. Amount: $100,000 Due Date: 08/01/2024 (Optional Draft); 09/17/2024 (Full Proposal) More information
NSF: Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - This program aims to integrate engineering research and education with technological innovation to transform and improve national prosperity, health, and security. The program supports convergent research that will lead to strong societal impact. Amount: $26,000,000 Due Date: 09/03/2024 (LOI); 09/30/2024 (Pre-Proposal) More information
DoD: Focused Translational Team Science Award Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - This program challenges the scientific community to design innovative research that will significantly advance the understanding, prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, and/or treatment of eye injury or visual dysfunction associated with military exposure in order to improve care of Service Members, Veterans, and the nation. Amount: $6,040,000 Due Date: 07/11/2024 (Pre-Application) More information
NSF: Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - This program aims to integrate engineering research and education with technological innovation to transform and improve national prosperity, health, and security. The program supports convergent research that will lead to strong societal impact. Amount: $26,000,000 Due Date: 09/03/2024 (LOI); 09/30/2024 (Pre-Proposal) More information
MacArthur Foundation: 100&Change Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - A competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. Amount: $100,000,000 Due Date: 08/15/2024 (Registration); September 2024 (Full Proposal) More information
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Prevention RFP Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - This program supports studies of cognitive symptoms due to health conditions, comparative effectiveness research, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk for dementia or cognitive decline. Amount: $5,000,000 Due Date: 09/30/2024 (LOI); 12/09/2024 (Full Proposal) More information
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Drug Development RFP Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - This program supports investigational new drug-enabling studies and early-phase clinical trials that test promising pharmacological interventions and devices for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Amount: $5,000,000 Due Date: 09/30/2024 (LOI); 12/09/2024 (Full Proposal) More information
NIH: Engineering Durable HIV Vaccine Responses (ENDURE) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - The purpose of this opportunity is to support basic and applied research to understand and improve durable immune responses to candidate HIV vaccines. Amount: $5,662,500 Due Date: 09/09/2024 (LOI); 10/09/2024 (Full Proposal) More information
NSF: Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - This program supports efforts to improve graduate student research training and professional development through structured groups pursuing collaborative research, with the goal of strengthening the nation’s scientific competitiveness. Amount: $4,530,000 Due Date: 08/13/2024 More information
NSF: Molecular Foundations for Sustainability: Sustainable Polymers Enabled by Emerging Data Analytics (MFS-SPEED) Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - This program’s goal is to support fundamental research enabling the accelerated discovery and ultimate manufacturing of sustainable polymers using state-of-the-art data science, and to enhance development of a cross-disciplinary workforce skilled in this area. Amount: $2,000,000 Due Date: 01/16/2025 More information
UGA Cancer Center: Igniting the sparks of realization Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - Cancer, still the second-leading cause of death worldwide, is one of humanity’s oldest enemies. For many researchers, the fight against cancer is personal.
DOE: Concentrating Solar Flux to Heat and Power Monday, April 15, 2024 - This FOA will help decarbonize the energy system and high-temperature industrial processes in the US through innovation and advancement in concentrating solar-thermal power technologies. Amount: $750,000 – $10,000,000 Due Date: 05/16/2024 (Concept Paper); 08/08/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
NIH: Precision Mental Health: Develop Tools to Inform Treatment Selection in Depression (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) Monday, April 15, 2024 - The purpose is to create a pipeline to accelerate the development and early validation of predictive tools and/or biomarkers to inform individual-level treatment selection among two or more existing therapeutics for depression. Amount: $12,835,000 Due Date: 09/18/2024 (LOI); 10/18/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
NIH: Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortia (RDCRC) for the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) Monday, April 15, 2024 - This program funds RDCRCs, which are intended to advance and improve diagnosis, management, and treatment of numerous, diverse rare diseases through highly collaborative, multi-site, patient-centric, translational, and clinical research. Amount: $7,550,000 Due Date: 07/12/2024 (LOI); 08/13/2024 (Full Proposal) MoreInformation
NIH: Cell and Gene Therapies for HIV Cure: Developing a Pipeline (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Monday, April 15, 2024 - This program supports multi-project research programs for the development, characterization, and advancement of gene- and cell-based approaches to achieve long-term remission or elimination of HIV. Applications should include basic science discovery as well as preclinical research activities. Amount: $16,610,000 Due Date: 06/30/2024 (LOI); 07/30/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
NIH: Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Cancer Health Disparities and Minority Health (CHD-MH) (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - This program will fund a network of multidisciplinary, multi-institutional SPOREs uniquely focused on health disparities and/or minority health translational research for improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in populations who are underserved and/or underrepresented. Amount: $12,080,000 Due Date: 08/26/2024 (LOI); 09/26/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
NIH: Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID) Network Coordination Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - This program invites applications for the CREID Network Coordination Center to serve to lead, advance, facilitate, and coordinate critical and collaborative scientific, data and resource management, communication, and administrative activities during both outbreak and non-outbreak periods among the CREID Network research centers. Amount: $11,325,000 Due Date: 05/21/2024 (LOI); 06/21/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
NIH: Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID) Network (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - Through this program, multi- and interdisciplinary teams of domestic and international investigators will conduct innovative, collaborative, hypothesis-driven One Health-based research, undertake outbreak-related research in their geographical areas, and work across the CREID Network. Amount: $6,417,500 Due Date: 05/21/2024 (LOI); 06/21/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
Teaching students life skills through undergraduate research and innovation Monday, April 1, 2024 - One of the highlights of my Harbor Lights lab in the College of Veterinary Medicine is the bustle of interdisciplinary, vertically integrated research activities: a postdoctoral fellow working with a graduate student and an enthusiastic team of undergraduates, moving together toward a common goal.
NIH: AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - These Centers support innovative, interdisciplinary research in several areas, including basic, neuro-HIV, behavioral and social, biostatistics and data science, and integrated biobehavioral, clinical, translational, and implementation science. Amount: $11,325,000 Due Date: 07/25/2024 (LOI); 08/26/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional) Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - This program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important areas relevant to the mission of NIH. Amount: $5,285,000 Due Date: 08/09/2024 (LOI); 09/09/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
NIH: Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) (K12 Clinical Trial Optional) Monday, March 18, 2024 - This program supports mentored research career development of junior faculty members who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, data science, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to the health of women and, where appropriate, the use of both sexes to better understand the […]
NSF: Ideas Lab: Advancing Cell-Free Systems Toward Increased Range of Use-Inspired Applications Monday, March 18, 2024 - This initiative will accelerate the adoption of cell-free systems, enable new applications of this technology and contribute to the growth of the U.S. bioeconomy. Amount: $11,250,000 Due Date: 05/17/2024 (Preliminary Proposal); 09/20/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
NIH: Developing Digital Therapeutics for Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial optional) Monday, March 11, 2024 - The purpose of this program is to accelerate the development of Digital Therapeutics to treat Substance Use Disorders. Amount: $1,510,000 (UG3 Phase); Unspecified (UH3 Phase) Due Date: 06/17/2024 (LOI); 07/17/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
NSF: Ideas Lab: Use-Inspired Acceleration of Protein Design Monday, March 11, 2024 - This program will accelerate the translation of novel approaches to protein design and enable new applications of importance to the U.S. bioeconomy. Amount: $3,750,000 Due Date: 04/23/2024 (Preliminary Proposal); 08/30/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
Your gateway to innovation Friday, March 1, 2024 - If you know me, you know my tagline ‚ÄúInnovation lies at the intersection of disciplines‚ÄĚ and that I spend a great deal of time exploring this concept. This exploration aligns with serving as vice president for research, but for me it‚Äôs much deeper rooted.¬†
NSF: Ideas Lab: Breaking the Low Latency Barrier for Verticals in Next-G Wireless Networks Monday, February 26, 2024 - The vision of this program is to support R&D that will dramatically reduce the E2E latencies cost-effectively to spur a great number of emerging vertical industries that will transform the way we live and interact with each other. Amount: $7,400,000 Due Date: 04/18/2024 (Preliminary Proposals); 09/30/2024 (Full Proposals) More Information
Broadening the impact of research Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - Whether we’re teaching in a classroom, conducting research or creative inquiry in a laboratory, studio or field site, or engaging in a service opportunity, we want our efforts to make a difference in the world. As researchers, we all hope the intellectual, creative, and scientific merits of our work translate into positive change or impact on some level.
High Priority HIV and Substance Use Research (RM1 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, January 26, 2024 - This opportunity supports high priority research at the intersection of HIV and substance use, and invites research projects with the potential to open new areas of basic and clinical HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention, treatment and cure of HIV among people who use addictive substances. Amount: $11,325,000 Due Date: 08/15/2024 More […]
NEH: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities Thursday, January 18, 2024 - This program supports research that examines technology and its relationship to society through the lens of the humanities, with a focus on the dangers and/or opportunities presented by technology. NEH is particularly interested in projects that examine the role of technology in shaping current social and cultural issues Amount: $150,000 Due Date: 09/12/2024 More information
2024 Military Health System¬†Research¬†Symposium Abstract Window Now Open¬† Thursday, January 11, 2024 - Obtaining funding from mission-driven agencies requires early, consistent engagement with stakeholders and program managers. The Military Health System¬†Research¬†Symposium (MHSRS) is the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) premier annual scientific¬†research¬†conference that brings together military providers, academia, industry and government officials‚ÄĒfavorable circumstances¬†for building connections within the DoD community.¬†Abstract submission for the 2024 MHSRS opened January 8¬†and closes […]
FY 2025 Faculty Seed Grants in the Sciences and Engineering Wednesday, January 10, 2024 - The Office of Research announces the FY 2025 cycle for the Faculty Seed Grants in the Sciences and Engineering. The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm.
New ChemSafeUGA platform simplifies lab safety for investigators Tuesday, January 9, 2024 - UGA‚Äôs Office of Research Safety (ORS) has adopted a new software for its Chemical Safety Plan (CSP) program that will streamline submission of CSPs for investigators and lab managers across campus. Called ChemSafeUGA, the new platform links to outside databases that make it easier for lab personnel to keep their CSPs up to date with […]
The power of purposeful interdisciplinarity Thursday, December 21, 2023 - Over the last 30 years, cross-disciplinary research teams have grown in number not just at UGA but at universities around the country and the world. That’s because few, if any, real-world problems contain themselves neatly within the boundaries of our academic disciplines; they are complex. To combat and emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, for example, we needed ideas assembled from a host of different perspectives.
NIH: Centers of Excellence for Translational Research (CETR) (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Wednesday, December 20, 2023 - This program will support multidisciplinary translational research Centers focused on generating, validating, and advancing medical countermeasures against bacteria or fungi listed in the NOFO with known and emerging resistance to current therapies. Amount: $37,750,000 Due Date: 03/29/2024 (LOI);04/30/2024 (Full Proposal) More information
NIH: NIDA Core “Center of Excellence” Grant Program (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - This program enhances and extends existing research relevant to substance use/misuse and addiction and HIV. Centers are expected to transform the scientific field of study by facilitating research, providing administrative support and a rigorous research climate that promotes new and creative directions. Amount: Unspecified Due Date: 08/25/2024 (LOI); 09/25/2024 (Full Proposal) More Information
Understanding the implications of research security Thursday, November 30, 2023 - I want to give all of you an update on where we stand in terms of research security and UGA’s efforts to comply with recent, far-reaching federal policy changes that affect the majority of researchers on campus. I also would like to convey why research security is so important to all of us.
Office of Research to offer grant writing and promotion dossier workshops Thursday, November 30, 2023 - The Office of Research is offering two workshops in the coming months for grant writing and promotion dossier preparation, specifically for research scientists considering a grant promotion application in the next year. For both topics, there will be an informational webinar, followed by an in-person workshop to get direct guidance and feedback on documents. More detailed information on the workshops can be found at the link.
NEH: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities Thursday, November 9, 2023 - This program supports research that examines technology and its relationship to society through the lens of the humanities, with a focus on the dangers and/or opportunities presented by technology. NEH is particularly interested in projects that examine the role of technology in shaping current social and cultural issues. Amount: $150,000 Due Date: 09/12/2024 More Information
Recognizing nominees and nominators Monday, October 30, 2023 - It’s fall, and that means it’s time once again to nominate our students and fellow faculty members for their exemplary research, teaching and service through UGA’s internal awards programs. It’s also a great time to consider nominating individuals for external awards. These opportunities are an excellent way to recognize and promote colleagues and mentees who are doing truly outstanding work.