Funding Opportunities

Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC)×

Funder: NSF

Funding opportunity number: 18-520

Deadlines: Letters of intent due January 30; full proposals due February 28

Communities in the United States and around the world are entering a new era of transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through rapidly changing intelligent technologies. This transformation offers great promise for improved wellbeing and prosperity, but poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of technology and society. The goal of the NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation is to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health and wellness, and overall quality of life. This goal will be achieved through integrative research projects that pair advances in technological and social dimensions with meaningful community engagement.

S&CC is a cross-directorate program supported by NSF’s Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Education and Human Resources (EHR), Engineering (ENG), Geosciences (GEO), and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). Awards may be requested for total budgets ranging from $750,000 to $3,000,000 for periods of up to four years.


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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National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program×

Funder: NSF

Funding opportunity number: NSF 18-507

Deadline: February 6

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.


Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR)×

Funder: NSF

Funding opportunity number: 18-517

Deadline: February 28

As part of NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences seeks to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE areas of study. Successful proposals will, within the financial resources provided by the award, construct such databases and/or relevant analytic techniques and produce a finished product that will enable new types of data-intensive research. The databases or techniques should have significant impacts, either across multiple fields or within broad disciplinary areas, by enabling new types of data-intensive research in the SBE sciences.


Expeditions in Computing×

Funder: NSF

Funding opportunity number: 16-535

Preliminary proposal deadline: April 25

The NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has created the Expeditions in Computing program to provide the CISE research and education community with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, fundamental research agendas that promise to define the future of computing and information. In planning Expeditions projects, investigators are encouraged to come together within or across departments or institutions to combine their creative talents in the identification of compelling, transformative research agendas that promise disruptive innovations in computing and information for many years to come. Funded at levels up to $2 million per year for five years, Expeditions represent some of the largest single investments currently made by the directorate. With awards funded at levels that promote the formation of research teams, CISE recognizes that concurrent research advances in multiple fields or sub-fields are often necessary to stimulate deep and enduring outcomes. The awards made in this program will complement research areas supported by other CISE programs, which target particular computing or information disciplines or fields.


Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)×

Funder: NSF

Funding opportunity number: 17-537

Deadlines: July 18-20 (vary by directorate)

The NSF-wide Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.


Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)×

Funder: NSF

Funding opportunity number: PD 12-8084

Annual deadlines: September – December; vary by division

The Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering program includes all divisions within the directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the directorate for Engineering, as well as the division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure in the directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering. 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.


Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)×

Funder: NSF

Funding opportunity number: 18-501

Deadline: November 27 for FY19

Through the CRCNS program, the NSF, the NIH, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the French National Research Agency, the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation:

  • Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and
  • Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources.


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