Funding Opportunities

BETHA grant competition×

Funder: Battelle Memorial Institute

Deadline: November 21, 5 p.m.

Ohio State full-time assistant, associate and full professors are invited to submit proposals for the 2018 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Endowment awards. The annual competition, funded by Battelle Memorial Institute, awards three to six projects (from $10,000 to $60,000) that examine the impact of science and technology on individuals and society. Emphasis is placed on educational/public service programs and collaborative projects. 


DARPA Young Faculty Award×

Funder: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Response date: Dec. 4, 4 p.m. Eastern Time

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office has released DARPA-RA-17-01, Young Faculty Award. The 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 and National Security challenges and needs.


Facebook Research Awards×

Funder: Facebook Research

Deadline: Dec. 7, 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Facebook Research has issued Requests for Proposals to university faculty to submit two-page applications for $50,000 awards in two areas:

Hardware and Software Systems (5 awards available)
During this proposal cycle, Facebook is especially interested in soliciting proposals for research at the intersection of computer systems and machine learning, including, but not limited to:

  • Machine learning benchmarks (especially beyond computer vision)
  • Workload characterization tools and techniques for machine learning applications
  • Hardware architectures for efficient and scalable machine learning
  • Machine learning frameworks and compiler flows to facilitate efficiency, portability, and inter-operability
  • Techniques to facilitate machine learning on resource-constrained edge devices
  • System impact of distributed training including issues related to compute, networking, and storage
  • Approaches that apply machine learning for research in traditional hardware and software systems
  • System analysis and optimization of machine learning approaches beyond deep learning

Computer Communications and Networking (5 awards available)
Facebook is interested in making awards on a wide range of networking research, including, but not limited to:

  • Network architectures and algorithms
  • Routing, traffic engineering, switching, and addressing
  • Network monitoring and diagnosis
  • Internet traffic and content (including video) distribution networks
  • Operating system and host support for networking
  • Measurement of and statistics methods/machine learning/data mining applied to networks
  • Network management and operations


Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering×

Funder: NSF

Funding opportunity number: PD 12-8084

Annual deadlines: September – December; vary by Division

The Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) program includes all Divisions within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), as well as the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). The goal of the program is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for major scientific and engineering breakthroughs through new computational and data analysis approaches. The intellectual drivers may be in an individual discipline or they may cut across more than one discipline in various Directorates.


TDAI Co-Sponsorships×

Funder: TDAI

Annual deadlines: February 1, September 15

The Translational Data Analytics Institute provides support of up to $2,500 annually to assist Ohio State units, faculty, and students with sponsorship of Ohio State-led events (internal). Sponsorship must align with the mission and goals of TDAI in advancing the data analytics community of Ohio State.

Applications are due on Feb. 1 and Sept. 15 each year. Those selected for funding will be notified as soon as the review process has commenced, typically 4-6 weeks after the submission deadline. Requests will be considered for events taking place within one year of application.

Off-cycle requests will be considered. However, the amount of funding available annually is limited, and requests are considered during the dates above. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged that applicants plan in advance to submit by the deadlines noted above.

Applicants should review the Sponsorship Guidelines prior to completing a formal application.

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