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This solicitation is the first of a multi-phase process meant to develop a National Network of BD Hubs. The first phase will set up the governance structure of each BD Hub's consortium of members as well as develop approaches to ensure cross-hub collaboration and sustainability over the long term. The next phase will focus on building out various sectors of particular interest to each BD Hub (e.g., transportation, smart cities, health, energy, public safety, and education) so as to advance sector innovation in that region. The final phases will focus on connecting the BD Hubs and their regional sectors into a national Big Data innovation ecosystem.
Deadline: June 24, 2015
The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. An I/UCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education.  As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.
Deadline: Letter of intent due June 26, 2015
NSF has established the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program, with the overarching goal of transforming innovations in research and education into sustained software resources that are an integral part of the cyberinfrastructure. SI2's intent is to foster a pervasive cyberinfrastructure to help researchers address problems of unprecedented scale, complexity, resolution, and accuracy by integrating computation, data, networking, observations and experiments in novel ways.
Deadline: June 26, 2015
The Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) FOA will support many activities in solar training and education. Firstly, it will support coordination among the Solar Training Network (STN), military bases and the solar industry. This will ensure that solar instructors are well connected to solar employers, the STN materials are up-to-date, and veterans are connected to solar training institutions. Secondly, it will establish new credentials in solar operations & maintenance and mid-scale installations. Next, this FOA will enable solar training and education for professionals in indirect and related fields such as real estate, finance, insurance, fire and code enforcement, and state regulations. Finally, it will support the expansion of the GEARED initiative. Webinar 06/04/15.
Deadline: Concept paper due June 26, 2015
The Department of Army’s Office of the Provost Marshall General (OPMG) recently established the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA). Forensic research proposals should focus on the creation of new and improved field or laboratory functional capabilities that result in faster, more robust, more informative, less costly, or less labor-intensive recognition, identification, collection, preservation, and/or analysis of forensic evidence. Biometric research proposals should contribute to biometric applications or operations, including military functions such as combat identification (friend, foe, or neutral), offensive operations (intelligence support to targeting), force protection (physical access control), detention operations, civil-military operations (track target members of a population), personnel recovery and identification, and recognition and recovery of human remains. Proposals that will assist the DoD in achieving these goals are solicited, particularly proposals involving the development of equipment that is portable, sustainable, and useful in anexpeditionary or field environment. The expeditionary and field environments require systems that are lightweight, portable, inexpensive, fast, and capable of operating in extreme environments of temperature, dust, humidity, etc. The systems must also be capable of secure data communications.
Deadline: June 30, 2015
The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (OUSD) has directed the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) to improve their capabilities to share information and re-use developed software. The purpose of the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) framework is to make this happen through community involvement, standardization, and RDT&E of Enterprise Services and component modularity for maximum interoperability. The technical objectives of this BAA are to research innovative, disruptive technologies and methods to enable the DI2E vision of a DoD - IC combined shared information world that maximizes software re-use. The ESDCM BAA seeks significant advances to the DI2E mission across the following sub-disciplines.
Deadline: July 01, 2015
This NASA Research Announcement (NRA), entitled RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN
AERONAUTICS (ROA) –2015, solicits foundational research in support of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This NRA covers a variety of topics in aeronautics fundamental research that are being pursued by NASA personnel. Specific research thrusts are outlined in the Appendices.  A major focus of this NRA is to encourage collaboration between other organizations and NASA to help achieve specific goals in a variety of foundational aeronautics research programs.
Deadline: July 02, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is seeking applications that propose research focused on developing tools and models that compare the life-cycle costs of green, grey, and hybrid forms of water infrastructure. One of the high-priority research areas identified by the EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) is developing tools to protect the quantity and quality of water. Research is needed to assist communities throughout the United States in evaluating investments in green infrastructure that can improve stormwater management in multiple ways, including reducing the volume of stormwater entering the sewer system to decrease the costs of grey infrastructure updates, and by managing stormwater runoff as a resource, not a waste, to enhance scarce water supplies.
Deadline: July 02, 2015
The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research in the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy hereby announces its intent to receive grant applications to develop a new generation of intelligent terabit optical network capabilities that will enable new modalities of network-intensive science. Collaborations that include a DOE National Laboratory should note that proposals from a DOE National Laboratory must be submitted in response to the companion laboratory announcement LAB 15-1295 in PAMS.
Deadline: July 02, 2015
The goal of this project is to generate data and develop a statistical sampling and analysis strategy to aid FDA/CDER policy in drafting data-based guidance in support of the use of appropriate statistical tools and standards.  Specifically, the development of standards for statistical methods suitable for lot release which could be used to drive industry towards increased product and process understanding throughout the lifecycle of a product.  The project will provide data, sampling and data analysis approaches to inform for the agency and the human pharmaceutical industry to advance the development of risk- and science-based standards.  These projects could be split into subsets by product type, process type, manufacturing complexity and/or therapeutic index to facilitate understanding.   
Deadline: full proposal due July 07, 2015
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications that use a multi-disciplinary systems biology approach to study the molecular interaction networks of the pathogen and the host in association with antibacterial resistance or in response to treatment of antibacterial resistant infections. The application’s focus must be on bacterial pathogens with established antibacterial resistance. This FOA will not support applications focused on drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Deadline: July 09, 2015
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has released a solicitation, titled Early Stage Innovations (ESI), as an appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) umbrella NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled "Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2015 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2015). This Appendix seeks proposals to develop unique, disruptive, or transformational space technologies that have the potential to lead to dramatic improvements at the system level performance, weight, cost, reliability, operational simplicity, or other figures of merit associated with space flight hardware or missions.
Deadline: July 10, 2015
The Petrology and Geochemistry Program supports basic research on the formation of planet Earth, including its accretion, early differentiation, and subsequent petrologic and geochemical modification via igneous and metamorphic processes. Proposals in this program generally address the petrology and high-temperature geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks (including mantle samples), mineral physics, economic geology, and volcanology. Proposals that are focused on the development of analytical tools, theoretical and computational models, and experimental techniques for applications by the igneous and metamorphic petrology, and high temperature geochemistry and geochronology communities are also invited.
Deadline: July 10, 2015
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has three primary objectives for the research to be supported: 1. To enhance our understanding of the challenges DOE scientists and user facilities face with respect to SSIO and related performance issues; 2. To support design and prototyping of next-generation SSIO environments, including storage systems software and middleware; and 3. To initiate exploratory research.
Deadline: full proposal due July 13
The Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) is a dynamic inventory of web-based neuroimaging informatics resources: software, data, and tools accessible via any computer connected to the internet. The purpose of the NITRC project is to promote the enhancement, sharing, adoption, and evolution of neuroimaging informatics tools and resources by providing access, information, and forums for interaction for the user community and the associated developers. The NITRC project was designed to improve scientific research and promote sharing of previously funded research and initiatives and to encourage community interaction and collaboration. NITRC facilitates finding and comparing neuroimaging resources for functional and structural neuroimaging analyses. The goals of NITRC are to catalog and point to standardized information about neuroimaging tools, or resources. In 2011, the scope of NITRC was expanded to provide enhanced services such as virtual computing, and data storage.
Deadline: July 14, 2015
The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.
Deadline: August 03, 2015
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Global Flex Award provides U.S. academics and professionals with the flexibility to engage in advanced regional or trans-regional research and/or teaching. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to collaborate and engage in scholarly activities in two or three countries in one or more regions.
Deadline: August 03, 2015
The department engages chemistry and materials science to improve structures and efficiencies of our platforms and systems and is interested in emerging opportunities from the computer science community to efficiently control and protect our information and hardware systems. Given the applied nature of some of the departments work, we frequently support ideas and opportunities from the engineering community including electrical, mechanical, and software engineering. The department is interested in engaging with these and other technical communities to identify concepts and technologies that will improve warfighter effectiveness
Deadline: September 30, 2015
The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.
Deadline: August 03, 2015
The objective is to stimulate innovation in higher education through public-private alliances, and to drive broader innovation supporting more inclusive, sustainable growth in Vietnam, specifically in areas relevant to USAID’s 2014-2018 Country Development Strategy.
Deadline: November 18, 2015
This announcement seeks out technologies and methodologies to reduce environmental impacts from current and past Navy operations, and applies to Navy installations worldwide. NAVFAC EXWC is interested in environmental technologies and methodologies that are either new, innovative, advance the state-of-the-art, or increase knowledge or understanding of a technology or methodology.
February 11, 2016
The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is interested in White Papers for long and short term Research and Development (R&D) projects that offer potential for advancement and improvements in the implementation of shipboard Integrated Power Systems (IPS) at the major component, subsystem and system level. IPS provides total ship electric power including electric propulsion, power conversion and distribution, combat system support and ship mission load interfaces to the electric power system. The flexibility of electric power transmission allows power generating modules with various power ratings to be connected to propulsion loads and ship service in any arrangement that supports the ship's mission at the lowest total ownership cost (TOC). Systems engineering in IPS is focused on increasing the commonality of components used across ship types and in developing modules that will be integral to standardization, zonal system architectures, and generic shipbuilding strategies with standard interfaces that are Navy controlled.
Deadline: February 27, 2016
The STEM+C Partnerships program seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and computing by K-12 students and teachers, through research on, and development of, courses, curriculum, course materials, pedagogies, instructional strategies, or models that innovatively integrate computing into one or more STEM disciplines, or integrate STEM content into the teaching and learning of computing. In addition, STEM+C seeks to build capacity in K-12 computing education with foundational research and focused teacher preparation. Projects in the STEM+C Partnerships program should build on research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Pre-service and in-service teachers who participate in STEM+C projects are expected to enhance their understanding and teaching of STEM and computing content, practices, and skills.
Deadline: March 08, 2016
The Tactical Technology Office (TTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting executive summaries, white papers and proposals for advanced research, development and demonstration of innovative systems for military missions. This solicitation seeks system and subsystem level technologies that enable revolutionary improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the military.
Deadline: April 27, 2016 (4:00pm EST)
The Aerospace Components and Subsystems Technology Division (RYD) and Multispectral Sensing & Detection Division (RYM), Sensors Directorate (RY), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), conduct research in the following areas: Antenna Technology and Electromagnetic Scattering, Optoelectronic Technology and Electro-optic and Infrared Sensor Technology.
Deadline: April 05, 2017
This effort is an open-ended BAA soliciting innovative research concepts for the overall mission of the Human-Centered Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) Division (711 HPW/RHX). It is intended to generate research concepts not already defined and planned by RHX as part of its core S&T portfolio.
Deadline: February 12, 2018
Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate is soliciting white papers and potentially technical and cost proposals under this announcement that supports the needs of its Manufacturing and Technology mission. Manufacturing Technologies that focus on strengthening defense manufacturing capabilities and efficiencies and transitioning capability to the factory floor are of interest. Descriptors of Manufacturing Technology interests are presented in two contexts; that of manufacturing technology competencies and that of Air Force application area needs.
Deadline: June 24, 2019
The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is a policy tool that enhances cooperation and dialogue with all partners, based on scientific research, innovation, and knowledge exchange. The SPS Programme provides funding, expert advice, and support to security-relevant activities jointly developed by a NATO member and partner country.

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