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Title: FY 2022 Assessing Racial & Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in Pennsylvania's Criminal Justice System Competitive Grant

Sponsor: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD)

Deadline: December 12, 2022

Amount: Up to $250,000.

Description: The primary purpose of PCCD’s FY 2022 Assessing R/ED initiative is to recruit a qualified research entity that will conduct a statewide qualitative assessment of Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system to analyze levels of R/ED based on quantitative analysis completed by PCCD’s research staff. In addition, recognizing the important role pretrial decision-making plays, this initiative will evaluate the current landscape of pretrial services and practices in place across Pennsylvania. Ultimately, these findings will inform the development of recommendations that will lead to system-wide improvements.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.


Title: Urgent Award: COVID-19 Mental Health Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: December 22, 2022

Amount: Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to address urgent, time-sensitive mental health research questions related to COVID-19, including broader secondary impacts of the pandemic as well as research on the intersection of mental health, COVID-19, and HIV. Research supported will improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current pandemic through 1) understanding mechanisms by which mental illness impacts SARS-CoV-2 morbidity and mortality, 2) exploring how COVID-19 contributes to incident mental illness or HIV-outcomes, 3) identifying modifiable targets uniquely or robustly implicated in the pandemic that are relevant to new and worsening mental illness, and 4) conducting mechanistic trials probing biological or behavioral processes of those targets that may be pursued in future mental health therapeutic development. Research is anticipated to be informed by and directed towards vulnerable populations based on evidence of preexisting and worsened health disparities.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: Urgent Award: COVID-19 Mental Health Research (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: December 22, 2022

Amount: Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to address urgent, time-sensitive mental health research questions related to COVID-19, including broader secondary impacts of the pandemic as well as research on the intersection of mental health, COVID-19, and HIV. Research supported will improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current pandemic through rapid acceleration of research to address access, reach, delivery, effectiveness, scalability and sustainability of health assessments and interventions to respond to new and worsening mental illness and HIV-related outcomes among those who experience COVID-19 as well as the broader population impacted by the pandemic. All research is anticipated to focus on particularly vulnerable populations based on existing evidence of increased mental health symptoms and illness and preexisting health disparities.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: January 10, 2023

Amount: The annual fellowship award amount of $80,000 consists of two types of payments, a stipend and a research and training allowance: (1) An annual stipend of $65,000, paid directly to the postdoctoral fellow in quarterly installments of $16,250. (2) An annual research and training allowance of $15,000, paid directly to the postdoctoral fellow and intended to cover the costs of the fellowship.

Description: The goal of the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF) program is to promote fundamental research in the SBE sciences; enhance the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering; provide an opportunity for independence and advanced training under the direction of a sponsor; and encourage doctoral-level scientists (who are not yet in full-time positions) to take advantage of the two-year fellowship to prepare for scientific careers in academia, industry or private sector and government. The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) supports research in a broad range of disciplines and in interdisciplinary areas through its Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) Division, its Social and Economic Sciences (SES) Division and the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA). The prospective postdoctoral fellow and sponsoring scientist (co-PI) should visit the web pages hyperlinked in this section to get detailed information on the research fields/themes/topics supported by the SBE Directorate. Any research field within the purview of the SBE sciences would be welcome.

How to Apply: Candidates for this fellowship must apply as individuals.

More Info: Solicitation


Title: First Book Grant for Scholars of Color

Sponsor: Louisville Institute

Deadline: January 15, 2023

Amount: Up to $40,000. Timeframe: Fall Term 2023 thru Spring term 2024, or calendar year 2024.

Description: Louisville Institute’s First Book Grant for Scholars of Color (FBG) provides grants of up to $40,000 to assist early career, pre-tenured religion scholars of color to complete a major research project about Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, religious trends and movements, Christian and other faith-based institutions, and religion and social issues. The First Book Grant for Scholars of Color enables such scholars to spend an academic year devoted to the research project free from teaching and administrative responsibilities. FBG Projects may be rooted in varied fields such as history, systematic and practical theology, social sciences, ethics, biblical studies, etc., or may be interdisciplinary in nature. Of particular interest to the Louisville Institute are projects with the potential to generate new knowledge that enriches the life of the church in North America.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal.

More Info: Solicitation


Title: Linguistics

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: January 17, 2023

Amount: Budgets are not defined, however, please see the list of recently awarded applications.

Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title: Developmental Sciences (DS)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: January 17, 2023

Amount: While there are no specific rules about budget limitations, a typical project funded through the DS program is approximately 3 years in duration with a total cost budget, including both direct and indirect costs, between $100,000 and $200,000 per year. Interested applicants are urged to explore the NSF awards database for the DS program to review examples of awards that have been made.

Description: DS supports basic research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan. Research supported by this program will add to our knowledge of the underlying developmental processes that support social, cognitive, and behavioral functioning, thereby illuminating ways for individuals to live productive lives as members of society. DS supports research that addresses developmental processes within the domains of cognitive, social, emotional, and motor development across the lifespan by working with any appropriate populations for the topics of interest including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and non-human animals. The program also supports research investigating factors that affect developmental change including family, peers, school, community, culture, media, physical, genetic, and epigenetic influences. Additional priorities include research that: incorporates multidisciplinary, multi-method, microgenetic, and longitudinal approaches; develops new methods, models, and theories for studying development; includes participants from a range of ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and cultures; and integrates different processes (e.g., memory, emotion, perception, cognition), levels of analysis (e.g., behavioral, social, neural), and time scales.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title: Law & Science (LS)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: January 17, 2023

Amount: Budgets are not defined, however, please see the list of recently awarded applications.

Description: The Law & Science Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, as well as studies of how science and technology are applied in legal contexts. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or legal processes; or the interactions of law and basic sciences, including biology, computer and information sciences, STEM education, engineering, geosciences, and math and physical sciences. Scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, interacting with multiple arenas, and with the participation of multiple actors.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title: Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: January 17, 2023

Amount: Budgets are not defined, however, please see the list of recently awarded applications.

Description: The Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB) Program supports basic scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of issues broadly related to attitudes, behavior, and institutions connected to public policy and the provision of public services. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include (but are not limited to) the study of individual and group decision-making, political institutions (appointed or elected), attitude and preference formation and expression, electoral processes and voting, public administration, and public policy. This work can focus on a single case or can be done in a comparative context, either over time or cross-sectionally. The Program does not fund applied research. The Program also supports research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations. In addition, we encourage you to examine the websites for the National Science Foundation’s Law and Science (LS) and Security and Preparedness (SAP) programs.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title: Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: January 17, 2023

Amount: Project budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted. The total direct costs for CA DDRIG awards may not exceed $25,000 for up to 24 months; applicable indirect costs are in addition to (that is, on top of) that amount.

Description: The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field's contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the National Science Foundation's mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice, humanistic understanding, or applied policy. A proposal that applies anthropological methods to a social problem but does not propose how that problem provides an opportunity to make a theory-testing and/or theory expanding contribution to anthropology will be returned without review.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title: Sociology

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: January 17, 2023

Amount: Budgets are not defined, however, please see the list of recently awarded applications.

Description: The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization -- societies, institutions, groups, and demography -- and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender, race, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title: Economics

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: January 18, 2023

Amount: Budgets are not defined, however, please see the list of recently awarded applications.

Description: The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title: Biological Anthropology Program Senior Research Awards (BA-SR)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: January 26, 2023

Amount: Budgets are not defined, however, please see the list of recently awarded applications.

Description: The Biological Anthropology Program seeks to advance scientific knowledge about the processes that have shaped biological diversity in living and fossil humans and their primate relatives through support of basic research on human and primate evolution, biological variation, and interactions between biology, behavior, and culture. The program supports a portfolio of research that demonstrates engagement with biological anthropological and evolutionary theory; includes diverse and interdisciplinary methods in field, laboratory and computational settings; encompasses multiple levels of analysis (e.g., molecular, organismal, population, ecosystem) and time scales from the short-term to evolutionary; and considers the ethical implications and societal impacts of the research. The program also supports a wide range of broader impact activities as part of research grants, including research outcomes with inherent benefit to society, efforts to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research, training and outreach activities and other evidence-based activities developed within the context of the mission, goals, and resources of the organizations and people involved.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: January 26, 2023

Amount: Budgets are not defined, however, please see the list of recently awarded applications.

Description: The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the production and use of official statistics.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Amount: Budgets are not defined, however, please see the list of recently awarded applications.

Description: The PAC program funds theoretically motivated research on a wide-range of topic areas related to typical human behavior with particular focus on perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions. Central research topics for consideration by the program include (but are not limited to) vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, written and spoken language, spatial cognition, motor control, categorization, reasoning, and concept formation. Of particular interest are emerging areas, such as the interaction of sleep or emotion with cognitive or perceptual processes, epigenetics of cognition, computational models of cognition, and cross-modal and multimodal processing. The program welcomes a wide range of perspectives, such as individual differences, symbolic and neural-inspired computation, ecological approaches, genetics and epigenetics, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies spanning the range of experimentation and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs both within the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate and across other directorates.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: Solicitation


Title: HEAL Initiative: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Co-Occurring Conditions by Intervening on Social Determinants (R01 - Clinical Trials Optional)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: February 2, 2023

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Description: Through the HEAL Initiative, NIH requests applications for studies designed to develop and test sustainable, scalable interventions to prevent opioid misuse, opioid use disorder, and co-occurring mental health conditions by intervening directly on social determinants of health (SDOH). This initiative aims to build an evidence base for preventive interventions that address inequities, social risks and/or social disadvantage. Interventions targeting social determinants may be structural (e.g. policy, regulatory, or systemic-wide changes) or designed to alter outcomes of individuals affected by contextual risk factors, and may be implemented in conjunction with psychosocial interventions designed to address behavioral risks.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title: NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 6, 2023

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: This R01 supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions. This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trial(s).

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 6, 2023

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: This R01 supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement requires that at least 1 clinical trial be proposed. The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions. Applicants should note that some ICs Related Notices) only accept applications proposing mechanistic studies that meet NIH's definition of a clinical trial through this funding opportunity announcement.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 6, 2023

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: This R01 supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement is for basic science experimental studies involving humans, referred to in NOT-OD-18-212 as “prospective basic science studies involving human participants.” These studies fall within the NIH definition of a clinical trial and also meet the definition of basic research. Types of studies that should submit under this FOA include studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical or behavioral outcomes in humans for the purpose of understanding the fundamental aspects of phenomena without specific application towards processes or products in mind. Studies conducted with specific applications toward processes or products in mind should submit under the appropriate ‘Clinical Trials Required’ or ‘Clinical Trial Optional’ FOA. The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 8, 2023

Amount: Award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance, as described at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-070.html

Description: The purpose of this F31 is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from diverse backgrounds including those from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) does not allow candidates to propose to lead an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial, but does allow candidates to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 8, 2023

Amount: Award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance, as described at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-070.html

Description: The F31 enables promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the candidate’s dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. This FOA is designed specifically for candidates proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial, but does allow candidates to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 8, 2023

Amount: Award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance, as described at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-070.html

Description: The F32 supports research training of highly promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Applications are expected to incorporate exceptional mentorship. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for candidates proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial, but does allow candidates to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: February 13, 2023

Amount: Currently, the average award size is ~$175K per year (including both direct and indirect costs) and the average duration is 3 years.

Description: The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of the neural mechanisms of human cognition. Central research topics for consideration by the program include attention, learning, memory, decision-making, language, social cognition, and emotions. Proposals with animal models are appropriate only if they include a comparative element with human subjects. Proposals focused on behavioral, clinical or molecular mechanisms will not be considered for this program. Additionally, proposals directed at understanding low-level sensorimotor processes or restricted to model-based simulations of neural data will not be considered, unless they are embedded in a cognitive question related to one of the central research topics listed above. Investigators are highly encouraged to contact the program director before submitting a proposal regarding the appropriateness of their project for the Cognitive Neuroscience Program. Please include a one-page summary with an overview of your research and statements of intellectual merit and broader impacts, the two NSF review criteria. See the Merit Review Fact Sheet for more important facts about the NSF merit review process.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: Solicitation


Title: NIMH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 16, 2023

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Description: The NIMH Exploratory/Developmental Grant program supports exploratory and high-risk research projects that fall within the NIMH mission by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methods, measures, models, or strategies, or to the generation of pilot or feasibility data. The preliminary work from these studies could lead to a major impact on biomedical, behavioral, or clinical mental health research, or on the delivery of mental health care.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 16, 2023

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Description: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trial(s). Applicants are encouraged to identify a participating IC that supports their area of research via the R21 IC-Specific Scientific Interests and Contact website and contact Scientific/Research staff from relevant ICs to inquire about their interest in supporting the proposed research project.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 16, 2023

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Description: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement requires that at least 1 clinical trial be proposed. Not all NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) participate in Parent Announcements. Applicants should carefully note which ICs participate in this announcement and view their respective areas of research interest at the R21 Clinical Trial Required IC-Specific Scientific Interests and Contact website. ICs that do not participate in this announcement will not consider applications for funding.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 16, 2023

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Description: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement is for basic science experimental studies involving humans, referred to in NOT-OD-18-212 as “prospective basic science studies involving human participants.” These studies fall within the NIH definition of a clinical trial and also meet the definition of basic research. Types of studies that should submit under this FOA include studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical or behavioral outcomes in humans for the purpose of understanding the fundamental aspects of phenomena without specific application towards processes or products in mind. Studies conducted with specific applications toward processes or products in mind should submit under the appropriate ‘Clinical Trials Required’ or ‘Clinical Trial Optional’ FOA. Note: Not all NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) participate in Parent Announcements. Applicants should carefully note which ICs participate in this announcement and view their respective areas of research interest at the R21 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required IC-Specific Scientific Interests and Contact website. ICs that do not participate in this announcement will not consider applications for funding.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges (URoL:ASC)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: February 23, 2023

Amount: Estimated Number of Awards: 10 to 15. Anticipated Funding Amount: $28,000,000. Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size are subject to the availability of funds.

Description: Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges (URoL:ASC) will support use-inspired research that builds on knowledge from previous investments in the NSF "Big Ideas", including in the Understanding the Rules of Life program. The Big Ideas were designed to position the Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergent research (see details here). The goal of the Understanding the Rules of Life Big Idea was to develop predictive understanding of how key properties of living systems emerge from interactions of factors such as genomes, phenotypes, and evolving environments. Examples of projects that have examined some of these rules can be found here. Following from the fundamental principles revealed from these and related projects, an important goal of the current solicitation is to use the predictive capability of rules of life to address some of the greatest challenges we currently face as a society.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: Solicitation


Title: Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Amount: MCA proposals may request funds to support the mid-career researcher (PI) and one month of summer support for each collaborative partner (in lieu of summer support for the partner(s), other reasonable collaborative costs may be considered). Funds for the PI may include a) up to a total of 6.5 months of salary (plus fringe benefits) over the course of the award, and b) up to $100,000 for other direct costs in support of the research advancement and training plan. The aforementioned funds (salary and direct costs) are not yearly allocations, but rather total amounts that can be expended over the course of 3 years. The $100,000 direct cost allotment should include funds to cover the cost of attendance of one in-person 2-day awardee networking meeting held at NSF headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Costs for one partner to accompany the PI may be requested but must be included as part of the $100,000 cap on direct costs.

Description: The MCA program offers an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the mid-career stage to substantively enhance and advance their research program and career trajectory. Mid-career scientists are at a critical career transition stage where they need to advance their research programs to ensure long-term productivity and creativity but are often constrained by service, teaching, or other activities that limit the amount of time devoted to research. MCA support is expected to help lift these constraints to reduce workload inequities and enable a more diverse scientific workforce (more women, persons with disabilities, and individuals from groups that have been underrepresented) at high academic ranks. The MCA program provides protected time, resources, and the means to gain new skills through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than the candidate's home institution. Partners from outside the PI's own sub-discipline or discipline are encouraged, but not required, to enhance interdisciplinary networking and convergence across science and engineering fields. Research projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new problems made accessible with cutting-edge methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged. Eligibility: PIs must be a) at the Associate Professor rank (or equivalent; see Additional Eligibility Information) and b) at that rank for at least 3 years by the proposal submission date. PIs must have current or proposed research that falls within the purview of a participating disciplinary program.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: Solicitation


Title: Dyadic Interpersonal Processes and Biopsychosocial Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: March 6, 2023

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Description: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites basic and/or methodological research projects that seek to illuminate or measure independent and interdependent health-related effects within dyads. For the purpose of this FOA, a dyad is a unit of two individuals whose interactions and influences on one another are nested within larger social contexts and networks. Both animal and human subjects research projects are welcome. Types of projects submitted under this FOA include but are not limited to, observational studies involving humans, or existing/synthesized datasets studies. Researchers proposing basic science experimental studies involving human participants (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) should consider the companion FOA PAR-21-280 "Dyadic Interpersonal Processes and Biopsychosocial Outcomes (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans).”

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: Funding Opportunity Announcement


Title: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: Applications accepted until May 8, 2023

Amount: Application budgets are limited to no more than the amount of the current parent award and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Direct costs for individual administrative supplements vary from less than $5,000 to more than $100,000 depending on the career level of the candidate. Administrative supplements end with the currently funded competitive cycle of the parent grant. Budget requests may also be limited by the awarding IC. See Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts for more details.

Description: For PIs holding specific types of research grants funds are available for administrative supplements to enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. This supplement opportunity is also available to PIs of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: Funding Opportunity Announcement


Title: Multi-Site Studies for System-Level Implementation of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: July 19, 2023

Amount: Application budgets are limited to $500,000 in direct costs in any project year, and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Description: The purpose of this FOA is to support the development and testing of implementation strategies to achieve system-level adoption of evidence-based interventions, guidelines, or practices to improve the delivery, quality, and sustainability of prevention or treatment services for substance use disorders.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: Funding Opportunity Announcement


Title: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Effects of smoking and vaping on the risk and outcome of COVID-19 infection

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: Applications accepted until September 8, 2024

Submissions: Submit applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcements through the expiration date of this notice:

PA-20-183 - NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required)

PA-20-200 - NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

PA-20-195 - NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Description: The purpose of this notice is to communicate NIDA’s interest in supporting research on the effects of smoking or vaping tobacco or marijuana on the risk of acquiring COVID-19 and the clinical course of the infection. SARS-CoV-2 attaches to the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE 2) receptor, abundant in cardiac, lung, renal, liver and vascular organs, triggering massive cytokine responses. Recent studies suggest possible pathogenic roles between nicotine and angiotensin-2 receptors, investigations which are critical for understanding the multisystem pathogenesis of COVID-19, in which bradykinins and pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines play significant roles. Thus, studying the medical consequences of smoking and vaping in most vulnerable populations is of scientific relevance, especially in the elderly; in individuals with diabetes mellitus, hypertension or obesity; in individuals with chronic diseases of organs and systems rich in ACE-2 receptors; and in SUD and HIV populations. Research Objectives: NIDA is interested in receiving research applications focusing on individuals who smoke or vape either marijuana and/or tobacco to determine: 1) the risk of contracting a COVID-19 infection, 2) the effects on asymptomatic COVID-19 infected persons, and 3) the course of the COVID-19 infection.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Continuity and Retention of NIH Mentored Career Development (K) Award Recipients and Scholars

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: Applications accepted from January 17, 2023 to October 1, 2025

Amount: The administrative supplement budget is limited to 1 year. The application budget cannot exceed a maximum direct cost of $70,000; applicable F&A (indirect) cost can also be requested.

Description: The overarching goal of this program is to enhance the retention of investigators facing critical life events who are transitioning from mentored career development awards to research independence and to minimize departures from biomedical research workforce. This supplement program is intended to ensure continuity of research among recipients of mentored career development (K) awards by providing supplemental research support to help sustain the investigator’s research during a period in which the PD/PI experiences critical life events which have the potential to impact research progress or potential productivity. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project. For the purposes of this program, critical life events that would qualify for consideration include childbirth, adoption, serious personal health issues or illness and/or debilitating conditions, high-risk pregnancy, and primary caregiving responsibilities of an ailing spouse, child, partner, parent or a member of the immediate family during the project. Evidence that the circumstance may affect advancement of the mentored career development award or productivity must be provided. In circumstances in which the critical life event is pending and is expected to occur during the project period, the supplement request may be submitted in advance of the event. Detailed personal health information such as specific diagnoses or medical conditions is not required or necessary to be considered for this supplement. Mentored individual K awardees who are recipients of the K awards referenced below are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.



Title: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplement for Continuity of Biomedical and Behavioral Research Among First-Time Recipients of NIH Research Project Grant Awards

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: Applications accepted from January 17, 2023 to October 1, 2025

Amount: To be eligible, the parent award must typically be able to receive funds at the time of the award. The administrative supplement budget request is limited to 1 year. Supplement budget requests cannot exceed $70,000/year direct costs, and applicable F&A (indirect) cost can also be requested. Budgets may not exceed the total direct costs of the current parent award. Requests must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Categorical budgets are permitted.

Description: The overarching goal of this program is to enhance the retention of investigators facing critical life events who are transitioning to the first renewal of their first independent research project grant award or to a second new NIH research project grant award. Retention at the first renewal or continuous NIH research project grant support is crucial for sustaining both the ongoing research NIH has made an investment in and for retaining diverse talent in the biomedical research workforce. This program supports “at-risk” investigators as identified in the NIH Next Generation Researchers Initiative (see https://grants.nih.gov/ngri.htm). This retention program seeks to maintain the productivity of current first-time recipients of eligible independent NIH research project grant awards who are dealing with a critical life event(s), such that they can remain competitive for the first renewal of their award or for a second research project grant award

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


Title: Archaeology and Archaeometry Doctoral Dissertation Research (DDRI)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: Applications Accepted Anytime

Amount: The DDRI competition provides up to $20,000 (+ university indirect/overhead costs).

Description: The goal of the Archaeology Program is to fund research which furthers anthropologically relevant archaeological knowledge. In accordance with the National Science Foundation’s mission such research has the potential to provide fundamental scientific insight. While within the broad range of “archaeology” the focus is on projects judged to be significant from an anthropological perspective, the Program sets no priorities based on time period, geographic region or specific research topic. For a detailed description of the Archaeology Program DDRI competition, see Solicitation NSF 15-554 which can be accessed via the Archaeology DDRI web site. It contains additional rules not presented in this synopsis. The DDRI competition provides up to $20,000 (+ university indirect/overhead costs) to permit graduate students enrolled in US universities to conduct dissertation research. The student need not be a US citizen or national. While the student writes the proposal and conducts/supervises the research, the dissertation advisor serves as the Principal Investigator and the student is listed as the Co-PI. Salary and normal living expenses are not eligible costs but per diem and most other research expenses are allowable. Both field and non-field projects are funded. Proposals may be submitted at any time and applicants are normally informally notified of the likely outcome within three months. Applications are sent for evaluation to six individuals (“ad hoc reviewers”) specifically selected for subject matter expertise. Students are allowed to resubmit one time if their original proposal is declined. Unless Program Officer dispensation is obtained, a student, through their advisor, may submit only two proposals (an original submission and a resubmission if necessary).

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: See Proposal Solicitation.


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