Funding Opportunity Announcements

Below is a list of BBI-related FOAs:

  • NSF invites applications to its Division of Integrative Organismal Systems: Core Programs (NSF-21-506) supporting research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Areas of inquiry include developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, nervous system development, structure, modification, function, and evolution; biomechanics and functional morphology, physiological processes, symbioses and microbial interactions, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, plant and animal genomics, animal behavior, and others. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
     
  • NSF invites applications to its Division of Environmental Biology: Core Programs (NSF-21-504) supporting research and training on evolutionary and ecological processes acting at the level of populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. The program specifically encourages research that elucidates fundamental principles that identify and explain the unity and diversity of life and its interactions with the environment over space and time. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
     
  • NSF invites applications to its Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research program (NSF-21-509) supporting quantitative, mechanistic, predictive, and theory-driven fundamental research designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. While recognizing the need for thorough and accurate descriptions of biological complexes and pathways, the priority of the Division is to support work that advances the field by capturing the predictive power of mechanistic, quantitative, and evolutionary approaches. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
     
  • NSF invites applications to its Transitions to Excellence in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research program (NSF-21-508) to facilitate and promote a PI’s ability to effectively adopt empowering technologies that might not be readily accessible in the PI’s current research environment or collaboration network. Transformative research likely spans disciplines and minimizing the practical barriers to doing so will strengthen research programs poised to make significant contributions. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
     
  • The NIA invites P30 applications to establish Older Americans Independence Centers: Centers of Excellence in geriatrics research and research education to develop or strengthen awardee institutions’ programs that focus on and sustain progress in a key area in aging research to increase scientific knowledge leading to better ways to maintain or restore independence in older persons (RFA-AG-21-024). Applications due October 29, 2020.
     
  • NIDA invites R01 applications to Large scale mapping and/or molecular profiling of ensembles and/or cell-types mediating opioid action in the rodent brain (PAR-20-241) to support research that employs innovative scalable technologies to identify, map, and profile cellular ensembles and/or cell-types that produce and/or respond to opioids or that are engaged during different stages of opioid use (acute, chronic, withdrawal, abstinence, relapse). Applications due October 30, 2020.
     
  • The NSF invites community input on Topic Ideas for the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation solicitation for the 2022 Fiscal Year. Submitted ideas should provide forward-looking views and identify opportunities in emerging frontiers of research and innovation. Topic ideas should not simply represent individuals’ ongoing or planned research activities. Suggested topics should identify challenges or opportunities rather than solutions. Submissions due October 30, 2020.
     
  • The American Association of University Women invites applications to its American Fellowships program supporting women scholars who are pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Applications due November 1, 2020.
     
  • The APA invites applications to its Personality Psychology Research grants supporting research to advance the science of personality psychology, including the areas of personality theory, personality disorders and personality assessment. Applications due November 1, 2020.
     
  • The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health invites proposals to its Clinical Research Review program seeking original critical research reviews, either qualitative or quantitative (particularly meta-analyses), that focus on some selected area of group psychotherapy. The foundation is specifically interested in reviews of studies that 1) examine treatment outcomes either for selected clinical issues (e.g., depression) or cost effectiveness; 2) examine specific process-outcome relationships such as the association between interpretative work and outcome; 3) use specific group formats and approaches such as psychoeducational groups for stress management; 4) focus on individual differences that impact group treatment such as race/class/gender or member attachment; or 5) compare group therapy to other forms of treatment. Proposals due November 1, 2020.
     
  • The CDC invite U19 applications to establish Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health (PAR-20-297) to develop and conduct a broad range of multidisciplinary research, intervention, outreach and education, and evaluation activities that advance the overall safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation. Center structure should take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, or national worker safety and health issues. Letters of intent due November 2, 2020.
     
  • The NIA and NINDS invite U54 applications to establish Centers without Walls for Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in Frontotemporal Dementia (RFA-NS-21-003) to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in FTD through multi-disciplinary, team-based science to address a specific challenge or challenges in the field that could not be achieved through individual research projects. Applications due November 2, 2020.
     
  • Google's Research Scholar Program provides unrestricted gifts to support research at institutions around the world and is focused on funding world-class research conducted by early-career professors. Applications open November 5, 2020 through December 3, 2020.
     
  • The NSF seeks input on potential Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator. Topics must have the potential for significant national-scale societal impact, may also relate to Industries of the Future and/or NSF's Big Ideas, and must be broad in scope to support and identify a set of challenges to complex problems that would be best addressed by multiple teams working together as a cohort. Responses due November 9, 2020.
     
  • The CDC invites applications to its Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Follow up Studies (RFA-DD-21-001) program to gain knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including risk factors for ASD and the expression of ASD, from childhood through early adulthood, and to obtain information that can be used to improve the health and functioning of individuals with ASD as they mature. Applications due November 10, 2020.
     
  • NIDCR solicits R01 applications for Characterizing causal mechanisms to prevent dental fear and anxiety (RFA-DE-21-001) to stimulate research to test causal mechanisms underlying the etiology or prevention of dental fear, anxiety, or phobia. Applications due November 10, 2020.
     
  • NIA invites R01 applications to the Integrative Research to Understand the Impact of Sex Differences on the Molecular Determinants of AD Risk and Responsiveness to Treatment (RFA-AG-21-029) to apply a cross-disciplinary and team science approach to gain comprehensive mechanistic understanding of the impact of sex differences on the trajectories of brain aging, phenotypes, and risk of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-related dementia, and on precision medicine for treatment and prevention of AD, including the responsiveness to pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. Applications due November 10, 2020.
     
  • The EPA invites applications to establish a Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors. The transdisciplinary center will conduct research to better understand potential causal relationships among cumulative exposures to chemicals and non-chemical environmental stressors during early life stages and modifying factors that result in adverse developmental health effects. Applications due November 12, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention invites applications to its Distinguished Investigators Innovation Grants supporting research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, social work, health services administration, and many others. Applications due November 15, 2020.
     
  • The NSF invites applications to its Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems program supporting research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human ("socio") (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system. Applications due November 16, 2020.
     
  • The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The Foundation's purpose is "to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world." Internal submission deadline November 16, 2020.
     
  • NINDS has released a Notice of Intent to Publish a FOA for the HEAL Initiative: Non-addictive Analgesic Therapeutics Development (NOT-NS-20-106). The goal of the upcoming FOA is to support preclinical optimization and development of safe, effective, and non-addictive analgesic small molecule and biologic therapeutics to treat pain and to accelerate the optimization and development of promising small molecule and biologic hits/leads towards Phase I clinical trials and readiness for the Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network. Applications first estimated to be due November 16, 2020.
     
  • The NSF and NEH invite applications to the Dynamic Language Infrastructure – Documenting Endangered Languages program projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Applications due November 18, 2020.
     
  • NIDA invites R01 and R34 applications to its New Models of Integrated HIV/AIDS, Addiction, and Primary Care Services program (PAR-20-273, PAR-20-274) supporting the testing of enhanced models of care that optimally integrate HIV, addiction, and primary care services. NIDA is interested in research that addresses gaps related to the delivery of comprehensive, integrated health services to include the full continuum of HIV/AIDS services, addiction prevention and treatment services, and primary care services, with a goal of improving the coordination of care, and improving health outcomes related to HIV and SUD in the United States. Applications due November 18, 2020.
     
  • NIA solicits applications for the Preclinical Development of Novel Therapeutics Targeting Aging Mechanisms (RFA-AG-21-026)) to utilize the SBIR cooperative agreement (U44) activity code to support the preclinical development of emerging therapeutics targeting fundamental mechanisms of aging (e.g., inflammation, cell senescence, proteostasis). Applications due November 20, 2020.
     
  • NIH encourages R01 applications for Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (PAR-20-310) to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings. Applications due November 21, 2020.
     
  • The NIEHS invites R25 applications to its Research Intensive Short Courses and Educational Opportunities program (RFA-ES-20-015) supporting educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. This opportunity is specifically to develop and conduct short-term research education activities with the goal of improving knowledge and skills needed to conduct environmental health research. Applications due November 30, 2020.
     
  • The NSF invites applications to establish National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes for sustained, dedicated research in AI to drive science and technology progress. This solicitation seeks proposals for full institutes focused on the following themes: 1) Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration; 2) AI Institute for Advances in Optimization; 3) AI and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure; 4) Advances in AI and Computer and Network Systems; 5) AI Institute in Dynamic Systems; 6) AI-Augmented Learning; 7) AI to Advance Biology; and 8) AI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food System. Applications due December 4, 2020.
     
  • *New!* NIH invites F33 applications to the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Senior Fellowship program (PA-21-047) for experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Applications due December 8, 2020.
     
  • NIH invites F32 applications for the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative Fellows program (RFA-MH-20-620) to enhance the research training of promising postdoctorates, early in their postdoctoral training period, who have the potential to become productive investigators in research areas that will advance the goals of the BRAIN Initiative. Applications are encouraged in any research area that is aligned with the BRAIN Initiative, including neuroethics. Applications due December 9, 2020.
     
  • This Notice of Intent announces the reissue of a joint initiative, Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) (NOT-MH-20-110). The CRCNS announcement is released under NSF 20-609. This announcement supersedes NSF 18-591: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience – Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function. Applications due December 10, 2020.
     
  • *New!* The Department of Health and Human Services, including NIH, operates under the Continuing Appropriations Act 2021 and Other Extensions Act (Public Law 116-159) signed on October 1, 2020. This CR continues government operations through December 11, 2020 at the FY 2020 enacted level, with no reduction.
     
  • *New!* The Health Resources and Services Administration invites applications to its Rural Policy Analysis Program supporting the research and analysis of key policy issues affecting rural communities that informs policy makers. This program is national in scope and focuses on cross-cutting rural health and human services issues, identifying historical and emerging trends and challenges faced by rural communities. Applications due December 14, 2020.
     
  • The NIDA and NIAA solicit UG3/UH3 applications for Device-Based Treatments for Substance Use Disorders (PAR-20-279) to o develop neuromodulatory or neurophysiological devices that are safe and effective SUD treatments. Applications due December 15, 2020.
     
  • The NIH invites R01 applications to its Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Functional Neural Circuits of Interoception (RFA-AT-21-003) program to enhance the fundamental understanding of interoception with a specific focus on dissecting and determining the function of neural circuits that connects peripheral organs/tissues with the central nervous system via peripheral ganglia. Applications due December 18, 2020.
     
  • The NSF invites applications to its Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations program (NSF 21-511) to support strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and educational resources to tackle grand research challenges that require significant coordinated international efforts. The program seeks to foster high-impact science and engineering by providing opportunities to cooperatively identify and coordinate efforts to address knowledge gaps and research needs. Applications due January 4, 2021.
     
  • *New!* NIDA invites R01 applications to its Elucidation of mechanisms underlying complex morbidities of SUD and other mental Illnesses in people living with HIV/AIDS program (RFA-DA-21-012) supporting research that will elucidate neurobehavioral mechanisms underlying multimorbidities involving and co-occurring psychiatric disorders in people living with HIV. Applications due January 6, 2021.
     
  • DARPA invites submissions for its Young Faculty Awards 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. In particular, the program will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research enabling transformative DoD capabilities. Applications due January 8, 2021.
     
  • The National Eye Institute invites U24 applications to its Translation-Enabling Models to Evaluate Survival and Integration of Regenerated Neurons in the Visual System (RFA-EY-20-001) program to stimulate development of translation-enabling models for evaluating survival and integration of regenerated photoreceptors and retinal ganglion cells in model systems that are closer to human visual anatomy, function and/or disease than current models. Applications due January 15, 2021.
     
  • NINDS and NIMH invite R25 applications for the NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (PAR-20-240). Applications due January 21, 2021.
     
  • The Office of Naval Research invites applications to its Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship program supporting innovative basic research within academia, as well as opportunities intended to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers for the defense workforce. The fellowship is oriented towards bold and ambitious “blue sky” research that may lead to extraordinary outcomes such as revolutionizing entire disciplines, creating entirely new fields, or disrupting accepted theories and perspectives. Applications due January 21, 2021.
     
  • NSF invites applications to its Growing Convergence Research program (NSF-19-551) supporting multi-disciplinary team research that crosses directorate or division boundaries and is currently not supported by NSF programs, initiatives and research-focused Big Ideas. Proposers must make a convincing case that the research to be conducted is within NSF’s purview and cannot be supported by existing NSF programs and multidisciplinary initiatives. Applications due February 1, 2021.
     
  • *New!* NIH invites R01 applications to its BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) Scalable Technologies and Tools for Brain Cell Census program (RFA-MH-21-140) to accelerate the use of scalable technologies and tools to enhance brain cell census research, including the development of technology platforms and/or resources and the generation of spatiotemporal cell census data and/or resources. Applications are expected to address limitations and gaps of existing technologies/tools as a benchmark against which the improvements or competitive advantages of the proposed ones will be measured. Applications due February 10, 2021.
     
  • *New!* NIH invites R01 and R21 applications to its Discovery of in vivo Chemical Probes for the Nervous System program (PAR-21-029 & PAR-21-028 [R21] respectively) supporting investigators who have interest and capability to join efforts for the discovery of cell-based chemical probes for novel brain targets. NIH wishes to stimulate research in 1) the discovery and development of novel, small molecules for their potential use in understanding biological processes; and 2) the discovery and/or validation of novel, biological targets that will inform studies of brain disease mechanisms. Applications due February 5 and February 16, 2021.
     
  • NIH invites U01 applications to its BRAIN Initiative: Pilot Resources for Brain Cell Type-Specific Access and Manipulation Across Vertebrate Species program (RFA-MH-20-556) supporting projects that: 1) enable access to molecularly defined neural cell types in a complex brain region or significant brain network of a vertebrate; 2) are easily produced, disseminated, utilized, and stored; 3) are catalogued for users in a brain atlas; 4) are applicable to both genetically tractable and less tractable vertebrate organisms; 5) exhibit high specificity and efficiency of targeting; 6) show low toxic or perturbative effects; 7) provide flexibility to deliver various reporter, sensor, and effector payloads and are compatible with other methods of access to brain cell types; and 8) are potentially usable in human ex vivo brain tissue or cells. February 11, 2021.
     
  • *New!* NIMH invites U19 applications to its Convergent Neuroscience Approach for Integrating Levels of Analysis to Delineate Brain Function in Neuropsychiatric Disorders program (RFA-MH-21-165) supporting research to understand causal linkages across different scales (e.g., molecular, cellular, circuit, behavioral, clinical) relevant to neuropsychiatric disorders. The program goal is to establish theoretical models to show how specific constituent processes at one level of analysis contribute to quantifiable properties at other levels, either directly or as emergent phenomenon. Applications due March 17, 2021.
     
  • NIH seeks to recognize academic institutions for institutional approaches that have clearly succeeded in addressing faculty gender diversity and equity issues through the NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science. The aim is to acknowledge and recognize transformative structures, systems, projects, programs, and processes that were implemented to successfully enhance and sustain gender diversity within the institution. Applications due April 16, 2021.
     
  • NIMH invites P50 applications establish Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers (PAR-20-293). The program will support transdisciplinary teams of clinical and mental health services researchers, behavioral scientists, social scientists, health information and communications technologists, health systems engineers, decision scientists, and other mental health stakeholders to engage in high-impact studies that will significantly advance clinical practice and generate knowledge that will fuel transformation of mental health care in the United States. Applications due May 17, 2021.
     
  • The NIH solicits R24 applications for BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for the BRAIN Initiative (RFA-MH-20-600) to develop web-accessible data archives to capture, store, and curate data related to BRAIN Initiative activities. A goal of this program is to advance research by creating a community resource data archive with appropriate standards and summary information that is broadly available and accessible to the research community for furthering research. Applications due July 14, 2021.
     
  • The National Institutes of Health invites R03 applications for its Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/Start) program to support studies that apply cognitive and behavioral science approaches to research questions relevant to substance use disorders (SUD). Applications due January 7, 2022.
     
  • The NIDA is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOT-DA-20-012) is to inform potential applicants of its interest in research project applications focusing on discovery, development and validation of drug addiction biomarkers, biosignatures and elucidation of substance use disorder biotypes, with an emphasis on machine learning and artificial intelligence based analytical approaches. Expires May 7, 2023.
     
  • The NIDA is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOT-DA-20-007) to highlight its interest in preclinical and clinical research to advance the understanding of the effects of concomitant use of opioids and stimulants. Research objectives are to support mechanism-based approaches that will 1) elucidate factors and mechanisms mediating the toxic effects of concomitant opioid and stimulant use and 2) point to new therapeutic targets and prevention strategies. Expires June 5, 2023.