Archives for April 20, 2015

Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)

The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) is the DOD demonstration program for environmental technologies. ESTCP

DOD requests pre-proposals related to the following:
1. Environmental restoration
2. Munitions response
3. Resource conservation
4. Weapons systems and platforms

The non-DOD Federal Call for Proposals and the BAA request pre-proposals in the following topics only:
1. Management of contaminated groundwater
2. Detection, Classification, and Remediation of Military Munitions in Underwater Environments

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (Limited Submission)

US Department of Education

Dear Colleague,

Department of Education (ED) has announced the FY15 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) competition ( The deadline for submitting applications to ED is Friday, May 29, 2015.

An academic department may not submit more than one application for new awards (this requirement does not appear in the solicitation, but is listed under Regulations, 34 CFR 648.20(c)).  Therefore, if you are a PI working on a proposal: i) coordinate with your department chair to make sure the submission limitation is not exceeded; and ii) send me the tentative title, names of co-PIs, name of the department through which the proposal will be submitted, and whether your application is a single or inter-disciplinary application by Friday, May 8, 2015.

Also, ED is planning on hosting a pre-application webinar in the near future.  Information on this and additional resources are to be posted on the above referenced website.

With best regards, Krishna

Krishnamurthy | Vice Provost for Research | Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) (Formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) | 202 Centennial Hall | 300 W. 12th St. | Rolla, MO 65409-1330 | T: 573-341-4154 | F: 573-341-4126 |


The FY 2015 application for grants is available. All applications must be submitted through For more information please refer to the Applicant Information page. Deadline: May 29, 2015

Program Office: Student Service

CFDA Number: 84.200
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Program Description: This program provides fellowships, through academic departments and programs of IHEs, to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course study at the institution in a field designated as an area of national need.

Types of Projects: Grants are awarded to programs and institutions to sustain and enhance the capacity for teaching and research in areas of national need.

Plan ahead – Young Faculty Awards

The end of the spring semester is in sight giving me an opportunity to insert a few “Young Faculty – Early Career Awards” facts into your planning cycle. Missouri S&T is invested in your research success and please speak up if you want some assistance.

We are about out of time to hook you up with the grant writing service we have on contract to support NSF CAREER.  If you want to use this please contact me as soon as you can. OSP will arrange for internal (peer) reviews for faculty aiming proposals at NSF CAREER award due in July.  Those reviews should occur in the first half of June to provide you with feedback timely enough to allow adjustment of your proposal. Let me know by the end of May if you wish to use this courtesy service.

The following agencies/societies have awards for young-early career investigators. Eligibility varies so check out each.

Air Force (AFOSR) releases their call in June with proposal due dates in September

American Chemical Society next submission window will be from Monday, September 14, 2015 to Friday, October 16, 2015 and the submitted proposals will be considered at the May 2016 ACS PRF Advisory Board Meeting.

Army (ARO) remains open all the time and submissions are welcome continually.

Beckman Young Investigators (BYI) Program in the chemical and life sciences is expected to open in June and requires submission of a letter of intent in September.

Defense (DARPA) opens in February with submissions due in April.

Energy (DoE) announces in July with mandatory pre-proposals due in September and full proposals in November.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a STAR program that although not exclusively early career welcomes young faculty  submittals with announcements in April and proposals due in May.

Human Frontier Science Program (research into fundamental biological problems with Young Investigators grants  for teams) registration and letters of intent are due in March and invited proposals are due in September.

McKnight Scholar Awards supports neuroscience research. They open in September and are due in January.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has  Fellowships for Early Career Researchers which was released in February and will remain open until until April 2016.

NASA also has New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science open until August.

NASA has a third solicitation this year also called New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science based on the ROSES program. It is about to close.

Navy (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) is released in January with proposals due in March.

National Institute of Health (NIH) blends their new and early stage investigator programs into all programs so there are multiple proposal opportunities continuously.

National Science Foundation (NSF) program is called Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) and as the larges program we think of it as the standard bearer. It is posted in March with submissions due in July.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has the Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards. As Missouri S&T is an associate member our faculty may submit for the annual January deadline.

Sloan Foundation sports specific disciplines of Chemistry,Computational and Evolutionary Molecular Biology; Computer Science; Economics; Mathematics; Neuroscience; Ocean Sciences; and Physics. Nominations for the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships will open in summer 2015. All nomination materials, including nomination letters and all letters of support, must be submitted online no later than September 15, 2015.

Templeton Foundation focuses on big question topics. An online funding inquiry is submitted in tr January to April timeline and proposals are invited from inquiries.