National Pork Board General 2019 Call
The National Pork Board is soliciting letters for research in the areas of Human Nutrition and Public Health. Inclusion of preliminary data and evidence of cooperative funding is highly encouraged. Letters of intent are due Aug. 14.
2018 Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program
Proctor & Gamble is accepting applications for projects that better prepare students in areas of study most pertinent to P&G for success in business. Examples include improving curriculum; fostering and enabling leadership opportunities and learning; creating a learning environment that encourages and enhances innovation and creativity; and strengthening diversity. Awards will be between $5,000 and $10,000. Applications are limited to two per college. Submissions must be submitted to the ISU Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org)) by Sept. 14. Contact Jillian Abele (email@example.com) for more information or to receive the application form.
U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation Funds Scientific Cooperation
The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) funds U.S. andIsraeli researchers who wish to cooperate in cutting edge scientific research. The BSF Regular Grant Program funds both U.S. and Israeli applications. The NSF-BSF Program funds joint research by U.S. and Israeli PIs in 12 NSF divisions and several interdivisional programs. Joint applications are submitted to NSF by the U.S. scientist. Proposals are always part of core programs. Awards will be funded with an NSF standard grant to the U.S. PI and the BSF will fund the Israeli partner. See the BSF website for application due dates.
Webinar: USDA’s Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools Initiative
The USDA AFRI Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools (FACT) initiative seeks to catalyze activities that harness big data for synthesizing new knowledge, making predictive decisions, and fostering data-supported innovation in agriculture. Funded projects will examine the value and impact of data in agriculture. A webinar will be held on June 27 at 1:00 p.m. Central Time to provide a description of FACT and its priorities, information about the application process, and tips for developing a competitive proposal.
USDA NIFA Grant Opportunities for Global Engagement
USDA NIFA provides a list of the requests for applications that offer opportunities for global engagement. The current list includes the AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems Program, AFRI Foundational Program, and NSF - NIFA Plant Biotic Interactions Program, among others.
USDA Seeks Feedback on Updates to NIFA Policy Guide
USDA NIFA is seeking stakeholder feedback on updates to the NIFA Federal Assistance Policy Guide. The guide describes the statutory and regulatory responsibilities of recipients of NIFA grants. Separate webinars will be offered for competitive and capacity grants. The webinars will cover the new structure, enhanced navigability features, labeling of sections for audience applicability, and new sections and information (e.g. allowable costs). The webinar for competitive grantees is scheduled for June 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Central Time.
June 20: USGS Funding for Great Rivers CESU - Determination of the Mixture Toxicity of Uranium and Co-Occurring Metals from Breccia Pipe Uranium Ore and Waste Rock to Aquatic Invertebrates: Mixture Studies.
Borlaug Fellowship Program – Asia and Latin America
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service is seeking hosts for English-speaking agricultural scientists from low and middle-income countries under the Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. Each Fellow has been competitively selected based on research priorities, academic and professional accomplishments, commitment to Borlaug Fellowship Program goals, and leadership qualities. Program duration for most Fellows is 12 weeks. Contact Roxanne Clemens (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Notice of Funding Opportunity, which includes each Fellow’s proposal and research plan. Applications are due June 18.
Webinar: AFRI Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
USDA NIFA will host an informational webinar about the Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program part of the AFRI Education and Workforce Development program. This Fellowship Program develops the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals who will lead agriculture and food sciences into the future by solving current and future challenges facing our society. Attendance is limited to 250 participants, and group viewing is encouraged. The webinar will be held on May 31 from 1 to 2 p.m. (CDT). For information on joining the webinar, contact Dr. Ray Ali.
Professional Development Funds for ISU Term Faculty
Term faculty may apply to the office of the SVPP for up to $500 to participate at a professional conference, workshop, or training. Lecturers, senior lecturers, clinicians, senior clinicians, and clinical and adjunct faculty with at least a 50% appointment and who have been employed as ISU faculty for at least two semesters may apply. Applications are due June 1 for events taking place between July 1 and Dec. 31.
Reminder: FFAR Fellows Program Applications Due June 1
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and a consortium of food and agriculture companies and universities are accepting student applications and research proposals. This three-year program combines cutting edge food and agriculture-related research with innovative professional development programs designed to help students be career-ready upon graduation. The program will train interdisciplinary scientists capable of succeeding in any professional environment. More information.
Limited Submission: Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
The Office of the VPR is accepting expressions of interest to apply for a Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust grant. The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture. Grants are limited to $25,000. Applications are limited to one per institution. Email the Office of the VPR at email@example.com June 11 to express interest in preparing an application. More information.
FFAR Supports XPRIZE Visioneers 2018 Grand Challenge
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is supporting Feeding the Next Billion, one of five grand challenge areas with potential to become the next XPRIZE. The designers of the best concepts for addressing how to sustainably nourish the growing global population will work with experts to further refine their concepts and develop them into global competitions for the 2018 Visioneers Summit in October. Innovators must submit a high-level design concept and film a 90-second video introducing themselves and pitching their prize design by July 23. More information.
FFAR Seeks Experts to Review Research Proposals
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is seeking reviewers to evaluate research proposals. Potential reviewers in any of the seven FFAR Challenge Areas. More information.
Webinar: Using Imagery from Unmanned Aerial Systems in HTP Phenotyping
As part of an NSF-funded Big Data project, ISU and CALS are hosting the presentation/webinar, “Acquiring Ultra-High-Resolution Imagery using Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) and its Applications in High-Throughput Phenotyping.” Presenters are Kevin Price of AgPixel LLC and Jianming Yu, Dept. of Agronomy. This presentation will be held on May 21 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m in Room 009, Curtiss Hall. Light refreshments will be provided. Individuals who cannot attend in person can join via Zoom.
New Form to Apply for CALS Funds for Grant Consulting
ISU has several grant consulting companies under contract to assist faculty and staff in preparing grant applications. CALS can provide resources to assist with the cost of engaging a grant consultant upon request. To apply for these funds, PIs are asked to use the new form available here.
Internal Competition: USDA AFRI Education and Workforce Development
The USDA AFRI Education and Workforce Development funding opportunity includes two limited submission opportunities. The Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers and Education Professionals (PD- STEP) program area seeks to increase the number of K-14 teachers and educational professionals trained in the Food and Agricultural Sciences. The Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) program area promotes research and extension learning experiences for undergraduates such that upon graduation they may enter the agricultural workforce with exceptional skills. Submissions to each program area are limited to three per institution. Pre-proposals for both programs are due May 24. Contact: Sue Shipitalo (firstname.lastname@example.org). More
Digital Agriculture Mini-Grant Deadline Extended to May 31
The National Science Foundation’s Midwest “Big Data Spoke” project award is designed to advance Big Data management and analysis essential to sustainable global food security. One of the project objectives is to harmonize and automate big data lifecycles in plant sciences, phenomics, and genomics. To that end, a mini-grant funding opportunity addresses data challenges associated with digital agriculture. Four awards are anticipated, with grants of up to $5,000 each. More
USDA AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems LOIs Due June 27
USDA NIFA seeks creative and visionary applications for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) projects 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. Awards will be made for Coordinated Agricultural Projects of up to $1 million each. Only Integrated Projects (research, education, and extension components within a project) will be funded. Letters of Intent (LOIs) are due June 27. More
OECD International Research Fellowship Grant Applications Due Sept. 10
The Co-operative Research Programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is accepting applications for research fellowship grants from research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries. The fellowships are intended to strengthen the international exchange of ideas and increase international mobility and cooperation among scientists working in these areas. Projects should fit one of three research themes: managing natural capital for the future, managing risks in a connected world, or transformational technologies and innovation. Applications are due Sept. 10. More
Funding for Biotech-Related Conferences and Speakers, Due April 30
The Office of Biotechnology is providing funds for biotechnology-related conferences, symposia, or workshops (up to $2,000) and for seminar or individual speakers (up to $500) at events held on campus or in Ames. Events must be organized by Iowa State faculty. Applications for events that occur between July 1 and Dec. 31 are due April 30. More
USAID RFI - Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania
The USAID Mission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is requesting information to inform an upcoming natural resources management project designed to strengthen landscape scale conservation in the western geographical landscape of Tanzania and to seek information from interested organizations. If the Mission determines to proceed with the funding opportunity, a five-year activity under a Cooperative Agreement award is anticipated through an open competition, subject to availability of funds. More
Limited Submission: USAID FtF Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research
USAID is seeking applications to launch a new Feed the Future (FtF) Innovation Lab focused on legume systems research and capacity development at the smallholder and food systems levels. The FtF Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research will be a five-year Leader With Associates cooperative agreement, awarded to a U.S. university to develop a global portfolio of legume systems research-for-development activities. The Leader Award will be $13.6 million with $21.4 million in potential additional funding. Submissions are limited to one per institution. Individuals who are interested in this opportunity should email email@example.com no later than April 12. More
North Central Soybean Research Program Applications Due May 25
The North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) is seeking collaborative multi-state soybean research project renewal requests and new proposals for 2017/2018 funding. The NCSRP will fund research projects that address their goals of increasing soybean grower productivity and profitability while improving environmental stewardship. The NCSRP will fund both applied and basic research and the communication of research results to provide short- and long-term practical benefit to Midwestern soybean producers. Proposals are due by May 22. Application materials are available from Jill Cornelis (firstname.lastname@example.org, 294-7318), Iowa Soybean Research Center.
Iowa Soybean Association Research Proposals Due May 25
The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) will fund research projects that help increase soybean farmer competitiveness, especially through improved productivity and profitability while improving environmental stewardship. The ISA will fund both applied and basic research. Areas of interest include germplasm, breeding, disease and pests, weed management, nutrient management, and production practices for productivity and environmental stewardship, including digital agriculture. Proposals are due May 25. Application materials are available from Jill Cornelis (email@example.com, 294-7318), Iowa Soybean Research Center.
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research
Research relying on convergence is needed to solve complex scientific and engineering problems that require integrating knowledge, methods, and expertise from different disciplines and forming novel frameworks to catalyze scientific discovery and innovation. NSF identifies convergence research as having two primary characteristics: research driven by a specific and compelling problem and deep integration across disciplines. Interested researchers who would like to compete for FY 2018 and FY 2019 funding must submit a prospectus describing a new area of research and an exploratory research project within it. A prospectus may be submitted at any time to help NSF identify new areas of research that require convergence, but to be considered for FY 2018 support, the prospectus must be submitted by May 1. For FY 2019 funding, a prospectus must be submitted by October 15. More: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18058/nsf18058.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Iowa Nutrient Research Center Request for Proposals
Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University is requesting proposals from faculty and staff at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa to address nitrogen and phosphorus nutrient losses to surface waters. Proposals must address the legislation-defined purpose of the center and are due by April 30. For application information, contact Hongwei Xin (515-294-4240, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Malcolm Robertson (515-294-2490, email@example.com).
FFAR and National Pork Board Fund Request for Proposals
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the National Pork Board seeking proposals from groups of investigators to use a systems approach to improving pig health, wellbeing and productivity with the goal of improving whole-herd pig livability. Applicants should consider this a Program Grant, which is more complex in scope and budget than the individual research grant. Significant portions of the Program Grant should be dedicated to outreach to industry stakeholders and training of graduate and veterinary students involved as assistants on the project. One award of up to $2 million will be made to a diverse, multidisciplinary research team. Applications may include indirect costs of up to 10% of the entire budget. Applications are due by May 15. More: http://foundationfar.org/challenge/protein-challenge/#pigrfp
Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Grants Round 21
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for three challenge areas in Round 21 of the Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) program. The challenges are Innovations in Immunization Data Management, Use, and Improved Process Efficiency; Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition; and Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries. Initial grants are $100,000, and successful projects are eligible for additional funding of up to $1 million. Application are due by May 2. Additional Grand Challenges funding opportunities are also open. More: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/grant-opportunities
AAAS Accepting Award Nominations for Awards and Prizes
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is accepting nominations for several annual awards and prizes that recognize significant contributions to science and the public's understanding of science. Among the programs accepting nominations are the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science (due Aug. 1) and the AAAS Mentor Awards (due Aug. 15). Nomination deadlines vary for other programs. More: https://www.aaas.org/about/aaas-awards
DOE RFI – Critical Water Issues Prize Competition
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeks to understand barriers that may prevent long-term access to low-cost water supplies that could be addressed through challenges and prize competitions. These competitions can be used to engage a broad range of stakeholders in developing solutions to difficult problems. This Request for Information (RFI) covers six categories of water problems. DOE may use feedback to develop competitions to address key water issues. Responses are due by May 14. More: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx?Search=critical%20water%20issues&SearchType=
April 10 (internal pre-proposal): Will T. Grant Scholars Program; limited submission. More: contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-proposal information.
May 1 (internal pre-proposal): WM Keck Foundation Research Programs – Medical and Science and Engineering; limited submission, contact email@example.com for pre-proposal information.
Pre-proposals for FFAR $1 Million Seeding Solutions Grant Due April 18
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is accepting pre-proposals for the grant program, Seeding Solutions: Addressing Challenges in Food and Agriculture. FFAR will provide up to $1 million to support innovative and potentially transformative research. FARR plans to fund at least one proposal in each of its seven challenge areas. One-to-one matching funding from non-federal sources is required. Submissions will be jointly coordinated by the ISU Foundation and the college. CALS faculty planning to submit a pre-proposal are asked to notify Ruth MacDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. Pre-proposals are due April 18. More
Limited Submission: NIH Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research
The office of the VPR is accepting expressions of interest for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) grant program. The SIFAR program encourages applications from groups of NIH-funded investigators to purchase or upgrade scientific instruments necessary to carry out animal experiments in all areas of biomedical research supported by the NIH. Submissions are limited to one per institution. Submit expressions of interest to email@example.com no later than March 19. More
March 30: USDA FAS Final Performance Evaluation for Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE II) Ghana Mission; $99,456, informational webinar March 7, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for funding opportunity.
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Signals in the Soil (SitS)
The National Science Foundation has issued a Dear Colleague Letter to encourage convergent research that transforms existing capabilities in understanding dynamic near-surface processes through advances in sensor systems and dynamic models. The goal is to encourage submission of Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals for research on technologies, models, and methods to better understand dynamic soil processes, including interactions of the macro- and microbiomes with soil nutrients, the rhizosphere, and abiotic and biotic processes within the soil. Research concepts are due by April 13. More