Archives for March 2, 2015

Young Faculty notice — Navy (ONR) – Young Investigator Program

Navy (ONR) – Young Investigator Program March 4, 2015 The objectives of ONR’s Young Investigator Program (YIP) are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education to the Department of the Navy’s research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

  • Click here for FY 2015 Broad Agency Announcement (proposals are due: March 4, 2015)
  • Proposals may request up to $170,000 per year for three years.
  • In FY 2014, 24 YIP awards were made from about 280 proposals.

Young Faculty notice – NASA ECF

NASA Research AnnouncementEarly Career Faculty (ECF) Notice of Intent: March 20, 2015Proposals: April 17, 2015
  • The Early Career Faculty (ECF) is focused on supporting outstanding faculty researchers early in their careers as they conduct space technology research of high priority to NASA’s Mission Directorates.
  • Click here for current solicitations (NOI due: March 20, 2015; proposals due: April 17, 2015)
  • Typical annual award value is $200K per year for a maximum of $600K for a period of three years.
  • About six-eight awards will be made under current solicitation.


Young Faculty notice – Human Frontier Science Program – Young Investigators’ Grants

Human Frontier Science Program – Young Investigators’ Grants Register: March 19, 2015; Submission of Letters of Intent: March 31, 2015; Proposal: mid-Sept. 2015 (by invitation)
  • The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is a niche program that supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries.
  • Young Investigators grants are for teams where all members are within 5 years of starting their first independent position (and within 10 years of receiving a PhD) before the deadline for submission of the letter of intent.
  • Up to $450,000 per year for a maximum duration of three years


Young Faculty notice – Defense (DARPA) – Young Faculty Award

Defense (DARPA) – Young Faculty Award April 13, 2015
  • The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs.
  • Click here for FY 2015 Research Announcement (proposals are due: April 13, 2015)
  • Proposals may request a maximum of $500,000 for two years.
  • In FY 2014, 28 applicants received the YFA.

Young Faculty notice – American Chemical Society Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grants

American Chemical Society Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grants March 13, 2015
  • The goals of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund are: i) To support fundamental research in the petroleum field; and ii) To develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education.
  • The Doctoral New Investigator grants program aims to promote the careers of young faculty by supporting research of high scientific caliber, and to enhance the career opportunities of their undergraduate/graduate students, and postdoctoral associates through the research experience.
  • DNI awards are $110,000 for two years.
  • About 90 new awards are made each year.

Smart and Connected Health (SCH)

Smart and Connected Health (SCH) National Science Foundation (NSF)

The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Approaches that partner technology-based solutions with biobehavioral health research are supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of this program is to develop next generation health care solutions and encourage existing and new research communities to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health, such as sensor technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, decision support systems, modeling of behavioral and cognitive processes, as well as system and process modeling.

Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grants Programs

Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grants Programs – Engineering Laboratory (EL) Grant Program


The EL Grant Program provides financial assistance consistent with the EL’s mission to support research in the following fields: machine tool and machining process metrology; advanced manufacturing; intelligent systemsand information systems integration for applications in manufacturing; structures, construction metrology and automation; inorganic materials; polymeric materials; heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC & R) equipment performance; mechanical systems and controls; heat transfer and alternative energy systems; computer integrated building processes; indoor air quality and ventilation; earthquake risk reduction for buildings and infrastructure; smart grid; windstorm impact reduction; applied economics; and fire research. Financial support may be provided for conferences, workshops, or other technical research meetings that are relevant to the mission of EL.