IHDSC Seed Awards to Support Interdisciplinary Research

Sponsor:

NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC)

Deadline:

December 8, 2017 at 5PM

Summary:

The IHDSC seed program provides support for faculty members to jumpstart new programs of multidisciplinary research. The University recognizes that scholars who take up the challenge of conducting interdisciplinary research often need support to conduct preliminary research before they can develop larger proposals for funding. As such, IHDSC is committed to supporting faculty with funding for new projects that bridge multiple domains of expertise while furthering the mission of IHDSC. This year, we are also pleased to include a priority for projects that involve collaboration with community based organizations or government agency partners.

Proposed research projects must fit within the research focus areas of the Institute, which include the following:

  • Poverty and inequality
  • Education and child development
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Social policy in local, national, and global contexts

Projects should focus on basic change processes in human development, and how these processes are affected by educational, social, economic, historical, political, and cultural contexts. Projects may also explore how human development processes might be altered by intentional change strategies, interventions, or policy.

Research projects that also include one or more of the following components will be given priority:

  • Projects led by junior faculty / junior investigators
  • Projects led by faculty or investigators that are new to IHDSC and/or NYU
  • Projects led by new teams (i.e. teams of investigators that haven’t collaborated in the past)
  • Projects that include collaboration with an external partner focused on policy or practice (community based organizations, non-profit organizations, NGOs, or government agencies)

Eligibility:

  1. All full-time, tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply. Research Scientists who have PI status are also eligible to apply.
  2. At least one of the lead investigators must be from one of the core schools affiliated with IHDSC: the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Faculty of Arts and Science, or the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service
  3. Proposals must draw upon theoretical and analytic approaches from multiple disciplines.
  4. A letter with the chair’s signature or review/approval from OSP is NOT required.
  5. Previous IHDSC seed grant awardees cannot reapply for funding for the same project.

*Please note that seed award recipients will be required to submit proposals through IHDSC, or as collaborative proposals through IHDSC and another unit at NYU.*

Available Funding:

Awards typically range from $5,000-$15,000, and will not exceed $20,000. Award size depends on the proposed scope of work. Funds are not permitted for faculty support. Budgeted expenses may include wages for student assistants, fringe benefits, travel related to data collection, fieldwork expenses, computer time, consultation, hourly assistance, etc.

Link to Full RFP:

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/media/users/eez206/IHDSC_Fall2017_SeedGrants_CFA.pdf

Leading Engineering for America’s Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI) (NSF 17-602)

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

  • Letter of Intent (LOI) required: December 15, 2017; July 16, 2018 (July 15 annually thereafter)
  • Full Proposal:  February 20, 2018; September 17, 2018 (September 15 annually thereafter)

Summary:

 The LEAP HI program challenges the engineering research community to take a leadership role in addressing demanding, urgent, and consequential challenges for advancing America’s prosperity, health and infrastructure. LEAP HI proposals confront engineering problems that are too complex to yield to the efforts of a single investigator — problems that require sustained and coordinated effort from interdisciplinary research teams, with goals that are not achievable through a series of smaller, short-term projects. LEAP HI projects perform fundamental research that may lead to disruptive technologies and methods, lay the foundation for new and strengthened industries, enable notable improvements in quality of life, or re-imagine and revitalize the built environment.

  • LEAP HI supports fundamental research projects involving collaborating investigators, of duration up to five years, with total budget between $1 million and $2 million.
  • LEAP HI proposals must articulate a fundamental research problem with compelling intellectual challenge and significant societal impact, particularly on economic competitiveness, quality of life, public health, or essential infrastructure. One or more CMMI core topics must lie at the heart of the proposal, and integration of disciplinary expertise not typically engaged in CMMI-funded projects is encouraged.
  • LEAP HI proposals must highlight engineering research in a leadership role.
  • LEAP HI proposals must demonstrate the need for a sustained research effort by an integrated, interdisciplinary team, and should include a research integration plan and timeline for research activities, with convincing mechanisms for frequent and effective communication.

Eligibility:

  • Who May Submit Proposals:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  1. Universities and Colleges – Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  2. Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.
  • Who May Serve as PI:

PIs, co-PIs, or other senior project personnel must hold primary, full-time, paid appointments in research or teaching positions at US-based campuses/offices of eligible organizations.

  • Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

There are no restrictions or limits.

  • Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1

No individual may be a PI, CoPI, or Senior Investigator on more than one LEAP HI proposal in a given year. Please be advised that if an individual’s name appears, in any of the above-mentioned capacities, on more than ONE proposal, all submittals after the first proposal (based on time-stamp) will be returned without review. No exceptions will be made.

Available Funding:

  • Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 7 will be made each year.
  • Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,500,000 to $7,500,000

Estimated program budget, number of awards, and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17602/nsf17602.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Integration of Individual Residential Histories into Cancer Research (R21) PA-17-295 and (R01) PA-17-298

Sponsor:

NIH / NCI

Deadline:

Standard R01 dates apply

Standard R21 dates apply

Summary:

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support substantive investigation of the role of individual residential histories in cancer etiology and outcomes, and to encourage the development of complex analytical strategies in support of substantive investigation.

There is a growing recognition of the importance of residential histories – a record of an individual’s places of residence across his or her lifetime — in cancer research, as part of evolving cancer data ecosystem.  Residential history encapsulates a person’s multiple interactions with the social and physical environment that can result in lasting health impact and is an important factor in assessing the effects of exposures on disease onset, as demonstrated in focused studies.  Lifetime residential history records can reveal the variety of potential and actual exposures throughout person’s life including, but not limited to: neighborhood characteristics, physical conditions of housing, tobacco and alcohol consumption, food environments, chemical exposures to contaminants in water, soil, and air, accessibility to healthcare resources, and health disparities.

This FOA is expected to engage scientists from a range of disciplines, including epidemiology, statistics, geospatial science, computer science, demography, decision science, and behavioral science, to effectively integrate individual residential histories into cancer research.

Geospatial expertise is essential for generating new knowledge about the residential context relative to cancer risk, etiology, prevention, treatment, and outcomes. Computer science and informatics are crucial for the development of methodology that would ensure more precise matching of residential information and location (geocoding), improve linkage to automated data sources, and generate reliable lifetime residential histories. Cancer surveillance science, in conjunction with statistical, epidemiological, and medical expertise, is extremely important in answering substantial questions related to the use of lifetime residential histories in the analysis of cancer risk and cancer burden.

In addition, a combination of scientific expertise in demography and behavioral science in addressing the role of lifetime residential histories in the context of cancer can help facilitate more precise assessment of cancer disparities.

Eligibility:

N/A

Available Funding:

R01: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

R21: 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 a single year. The maximum project period is 2 years.

Link to Full RFP:

R01https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-298.html

R21https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-295.html

Turning NATO’s Words into Action After the Brussels Meeting (DOS-USNATO-PAA-2017-001)

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of State

Deadline:

July 16, 2017, 11:59 PM Brussels time

Summary:

The Office of the Public Affairs Advisor (PAA) at the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Mission to NATO (USNATO) invites not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations and think-tanks that focus on international affairs, defense and security issues, and U.S. and European relations to submit project proposals which encourage public discussions and creative public engagements in Europe on the major theme of “Turning NATO’s Words into Action After the Brussels Meeting.

USNATO seeks proposals that illustrate how to adapt NATO’s strategic focus on deterrence and defense, and projecting stability with specific emphasis on burden sharing, counterterrorism, cyber security, and other outcomes from the Brussels May Meeting. To successfully communicate these policies, the alliance and its stakeholders will need to explain and debate these issues with policymakers, media, and their public in the coming period. USNATO is seeking proposals that will outline how the alliance can transform intent into actions and programs that NATO and its member states can implement. Specifically, we are referring to initiatives that relate to the strategic direction coming from the Brussels meeting; as well as how member states can honor their defense investment pledges, ways the alliance can support counterterrorism efforts, and novel methods to support cyber defense commitments including ways to blunt disinformation.  We look forward to reviewing proposals from partner institutions that discuss some or all of these important NATO-related topics. Additional topics that may be of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Pledges on defense investment;
    • National plans to reach the 2% and 20% thresholds;
  • The NATO-Russia relationship;
  • Methods to identify and combat disinformation as well as approaches to evaluating the efficacy of those methods
  • Counterterrorism;
  • NATO’s efforts in the south and east;
  • NATO partnerships and cooperative security
    • Collaboration with European Union and other international institutions
    • Looking South—Gulf Cooperation Council, African Union;
  • Countering Hybrid Warfare;
  • Strengthening cybersecurity;
  • Women in peace and security.

Please note: all activities should be targeted at European and/or Canadian audience and should take place in either Europe or Canada.

We strongly encourage:

  • New and creative approaches that utilize digital technology, social media and other innovative means;
  • Programs that seek to reflect the diversity of thought and background as well as gender balance.
  • Forthright analysis about the gaps in NATO strategies along with practical solutions to address deficiencies.
  • Evaluation components that will help inform the measure of the proposal’s effectiveness, rather than merely its output.

Grant funding cannot be used for salaries, rent, or other general support of an organization, unless these expenses are directly tied to the project.

Eligibility:

Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations and think tanks that have demonstrated expertise in international affairs, defense and security issues, and U.S. and European relations.
U.S. or other national organizations are eligible to apply for grants; however submitted proposals should target audience outside of the United States. NATO allies and partners states are the primary target audiences.

Available Funding:

$15,000 – $100,000 per award; 1-2 awards anticipated

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=293831

CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) (NSF 17-556)

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):

Scholarship Track: July 10, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Capacity Track: November 17, 2017 – December 05, 2017

Summary:

The SFS program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development.

Scholarship Track

The Scholarship Track provides funding to institutions for awarding scholarships to students in cybersecurity. In return for their scholarships, recipients will work after graduation for a Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. A proposing institution must provide clearly documented evidence of a strong existing academic program in cybersecurity. Such evidence can include: designation by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD), in Cyber Operations or in Research (CAE-R); a specialized designation by a nationally recognized organization (for example, in forensics); or equivalent evidence documenting a strong program in cybersecurity. The SFS program provides funds to colleges and universities for student scholarships in support of education in areas relevant to cybersecurity. In return for their scholarships, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the Federal Government or, subject to approval of the NSF program office, for a State, Local, or Tribal Government in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship (see Institutional Responsibilities for Scholarship Projects below).

Capacity Track

The SFS Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals that are likely to lead to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals. Proposals focusing on capacity building should contribute to the expansion of existing educational opportunities and resources in cybersecurity. These efforts might include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducting research on the teaching and learning of cybersecurity, including research on materials, methods and small-scale interventions
  • Establishing curricula recommendations for new courses, degree programs, and educational pathways with plans for wide adoption nationally
  • Evaluating teaching and learning effectiveness of cybersecurity curricular programs and courses
  • Integrating cybersecurity topics into computer science, data science, information technology, engineering and other existing degree programs with plans for pervasive adoption
  • Developing virtual laboratories to promote collaboration and resource sharing in cybersecurity education
  • Strengthening partnerships between institutions of higher education, government, and relevant employment sectors leading to improved models for the integration of applied research experiences into cybersecurity degree programs
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of cybersecurity competitions, games, and other outreach and retention activities
  • Integrating data science into cybersecurity curriculum

Eligibility:

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 2

  • An individual may participate as PI, Co-PI, or Senior Personnel in at most one proposal per track in each annual SFS competition. These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced and in the event that an individual exceeds this limit, proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on the earliest date and time of proposal submission (i.e., the first proposal received for the Scholarship and/or Capacity track will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review).

Scholarship Track

Institution: A proposing institution must provide clearly documented evidence of a strong existing program in cybersecurity. Such evidence can include: designation by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD), in Cyber Operations, or in Research, (CAE-R); a specialized designation by a nationally recognized organization (for example, in forensics); or equivalent evidence documenting a strong program in cybersecurity.

Student: To be eligible for consideration for an SFS scholarship, a student must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States. In addition, a student must be one of the following:

  • a full-time student within three years of graduation with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a coherent formal program that is focused on cybersecurity at an awardee institution, or
  • a research-based doctoral student.

There are additional eligibility requirements. Please review full RFP below.

Available Funding:

Scholarship Track supports up to 3 years of stipends, tuition and allowances for students in the general area of cybersecurity.  8-13 Scholarship Track awards are anticipated.

Capacity Track projects may vary in size and may request up to $500,000 in total, with durations of up to 3 years.  8-13 Capacity Building Track awards are anticipated.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17556/nsf17556.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for Economic Workforce Development

Sponsor:

New York State Department of Economic Development, in the interest of Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) – 30 programs available through 12 state agencies:

  • Empire State Development
  • NYS Canal Corporation
  • NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Environmental Facilities Corporation
  • Homes and Community Renewal
  • Department of Labor
  • New York Power Authority
  • Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Department of State
  • Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Department of Agriculture & Markets
  • Council on the Arts

Deadline:

4 PM EST Friday, July 28, 2017

Summary:

New York State is soliciting applications for funding to advance the priorities of the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC). Funding will be available for the following projects:

  • Direct Assistance to Businesses and Other Organizations
  • Community Development
  • Waterfront Revitalization
  • Energy
  • Environmental Improvements
  • Sustainability Planning and Implementation
  • Education/Workforce Development
  • Low Cost Financing

This announcement is meant to provide a general overview of the programs included in this year’s REDC/CFA competition and does not contain all program requirements and guidelines. Full solicitations, application materials, and details for CFA workshops are available online at www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov.

Eligibility:

Eligibility will vary by program. Please see full RFP.

Available Funding:

Up to $247.25 million

Link to Full RFP:

https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2017ResourcesAvailable.pdf

Defense Sciences DARPA-BAA-16-46

Sponsor:

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO)

Deadline:

Executive Summaries due by 4 PM EST, May 2, 2017

Abstracts due by 4 PM EST, May 23, 2017

Full Proposals due by 4 PM EST, June 22, 2017

Summary:

DSO invites proposers to submit innovative basic or applied research concepts in one or more of the following technical areas: Mathematics, Modeling and Design; Physical Systems; Human-Machine Systems; and Social Systems. Each of these areas is described below and the RFP includes a list of example research topics that highlight several (but not all) potential areas of interest. Proposals must investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances. DSO is explicitly not interested in approaches or technologies that primarily result in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

Mathematics, Modeling, and Design: Development and implementation of advanced mathematics and modeling tools for applications of interest to U.S. national security.

Physical Systems: Leading-edge experimental and/or theoretical research that advances our understanding and capabilities for U.S. national security in the physical sciences.

Human-Machine Systems: Research to analyze, understand, and optimize humanmachine/human-technology systems and system dynamics across a variety of application areas important for U.S. national security (e.g., materials, part and platform manufacturing, defense systems, human innovation systems, and collaborative military systems).

Social Systems: New methods, tools, and approaches to explore and better understand human social systems and dynamics in a national security context.

Eligibility:

All responsible sources capable of satisfying the Government’s needs may submit a proposal that shall be considered by DARPA.

Without prior approval or a waiver from the DARPA Director, in accordance with FAR 9.503, a contractor cannot simultaneously provide scientific, engineering, technical assistance (SETA) or similar support and also be a technical performer.

Available Funding:

Multiple awards are anticipated. The level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=028fd5d5bf74f32be40d0528a3b0e5ba&tab=core&_cview=0

Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation

Sponsor:

Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation, Inc.

Deadline:

Letters of inquiry are accepted an ongoing basis through the Foundation’s online application system.

The Foundation makes grant decisions in December and June.

Summary:

Environment

The Foundation supports efforts to address a range of environmental issues. Among these are initiatives aimed at combating climate change by reducing carbon emissions and increasing energy efficiency; ensuring access to clean air and water by preventing pollution and the use of toxic chemicals; and restoring the health of the oceans by promoting responsible fishing, fighting ocean pollution and preserving marine ecosystems. Funded organizations employ a variety of strategies including policy advocacy, litigation and other legal efforts, public education, grassroots campaigns, and market-based and economic incentives. Historically, the Foundation’s environmental funding has been focused on organizations whose efforts are national and international in scope. However, local initiatives to increase the sustainability and resiliency of New York City’s built environment are also of interest.

Criminal Justice

Funding in this area is focused on efforts to promote fair and effective criminal justice policies, to reduce recidivism, and to improve public safety. Among these are sentencing reform initiatives including repeal of mandatory minimum sentencing laws and increased use of alternatives to incarceration.

Economic Development

The Foundation’s funding in the area of economic development is aimed at increasing the number of living wage jobs in New York City and ensuring low-income workers’ access to those jobs. Support is provided for initiatives that help individuals, families and communities to achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency; for advocacy efforts to advance effective economic and workforce development policies; and for a range of job training programs, with an emphasis on those geared toward long-term retention and advancement in specific employment sectors.

Reproductive Rights

The Foundation supports domestic programs that seek to protect women’s reproductive rights and increase access to reproductive health services. Funded initiatives include those working to achieve these goals through public education efforts, policy advocacy and legal advocacy. Also of interest to the Foundation are efforts to increase reproductive health training opportunities for medical students and healthcare professionals, as well as efforts to support them as public advocates for comprehensive reproductive healthcare.

Civil Legal Services

The Foundation supports efforts to reduce barriers to effective and unrestricted civil legal assistance through direct legal representation and policy advocacy. Support is provided for programs offering legal representation and training on a range of issues including education, employment and foster care. Funding is also provided for initiatives aimed at increasing the accessibility of legal services in underserved communities, as well as those that enhance the courts’ ability to effectively and efficiently process cases.

Eligibility:

Grants are made only to tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.

Available Funding:

Not specified.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.gimbelfoundation.org/HowtoApply.htm

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SSE, SSI, S2I2) Software Elements, Frameworks and Institute Conceptualizations- NSF 17-526

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

April 11, 2017

S2I2 Conceptualization Proposals

September 19, 2017

SSI Proposals

Summary:

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) is a bold and long-term investment that maintains a sustained focus on realizing the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21, https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10015), which envisions a highly reusable and interoperable cyberinfrastructure architecture that integrates large-scale computing, high-speed networks, massive data archives, instruments and major facilities, observatories, experiments, and embedded sensors and actuators, across the nation and the world, to help make great strides towards revolutionizing virtually every science and engineering discipline.

The SIprogram focuses on supporting robust, reliable and sustainable software that will support and advance sustained scientific innovation and discovery. Thus, proposals are strongly encouraged to describe their approach to quality software development through a defined software engineering process that includes software testing, the appropriate use of analysis tools and capabilities such as those made available through the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP, https://continuousassurance.org/), and collaborations with resources such as Software Carpentry (http://software-carpentry.org/) and the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC, http://trustedci.org/), in order to gain access to expertise where needed, such as in software design and engineering, as well as in cybersecurity.

Scientific Software Integration (SSI)SSI awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common software infrastructure aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering. SSI awards will result in a sustainable community software framework serving a diverse community or communities.

Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2): S2I2 awards are intended to establish long-term hubs of excellence in software infrastructure and technologies, which will serve a research community of substantial size and disciplinary breadth. S2I2 includes two subclasses of awards: Conceptualization Awards, which are planning awards aimed at organizing an interdisciplinary community and understanding their software requirements and challenges; and ImplementationAwards, which will be made to implement community activities that support software infrastructure, for example, such as those developed by the conceptualization awards. Only Conceptualization proposals will be accepted for this solicitation cycle. However, successful Conceptualization proposals must reflect the quality, commitment, and planning that will be needed to lead to full Implementation awards. Conceptualization proposals submitted to NSF in response to this solicitation must exhibit clear relevance to the overall SI2 program and should be responsive to this solicitation and its review criteria. Proposals that are not relevant or not responsive to the solicitation will not be considered for funding and will be returned without review. Conceptualization proposals must also be in areas not covered by current Conceptualization and Implementation awards. For a list of awards, see Implementation of NSF Software Vision (https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504817).

Eligibility:

An individual may participate as PI, co-PI or other Senior Personnel in at most one full proposal in the pair of SSE and SSI competitions that occurs in a given calendar year. Thus, an individual may not participate on more than one SSE or SSI proposal, or on an SSI proposal that follows an SSE proposal on which the individual is participating. Any individual whose biographical sketch is provided as part of the proposal will be considered as Senior Personnel in the proposed activity, with or without financial support from the project. In the event that an individual exceeds this limit, any proposal submitted to this solicitation with this individual listed as PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel after the first proposal is received at NSF will be returned without review.

Available Funding:

Estimated Number of Awards: 23

The number of SSE and SSI awards will be determined by separate review processes and will be based on quality of proposals, availability of funds, and responsiveness to priorities of the participating directorates/divisions. Up to 10 SSE awards, 12 SSI awards and 3 S2I2 Conceptualization are estimated, subject to the availability of funds.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $17,500,000

 Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17531/nsf17531.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Smart and Connected Health (SCH)- NSF 16-601

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

Full Proposal Deadline is December 08, 2016

Summary:

The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Approaches that partner technology-based solutions with biobehavioral health research are supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of this program is to develop next generation health care solutions and encourage existing and new research communities to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health, such as sensor technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, decision support systems, modeling of behavioral and cognitive processes, as well as system and process modeling. Effective solutions must satisfy a multitude of constraints arising from clinical/medical needs, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavioral change, heterogeneity of data, semantic mismatch and limitations of current cyberphysical systems. Such solutions demand multidisciplinary teams ready to address technical, behavioral and clinical issues ranging from fundamental science to clinical practice.

The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is the development of next generation health and healthcare research through high-risk, high-reward advances in the understanding of and applications in information science, technology, behavior, cognition, sensors, robotics, bioimaging, and engineering. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science, clinical practice and technology development, deployment and use. This solicitation is aligned with the visions (e.g., PCAST, NRC, IOM) calling for major changes in health and wellbeing as well as healthcare delivery and is aimed at the fundamental research to enable the change. Realizing the promise of disruptive transformation in health and healthcare will require well-coordinated, multi-disciplinary approaches that draw from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, engineering, medicine, biology, and computer and information sciences.

One class of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation, Integrative Projects (INT), with multi-disciplinary teams spanning 1 to 4 years.

Eligibility:

Who May Submit Proposals:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Universities and Colleges – Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

Who May Serve as PI:

There are no restrictions or limits.

Available Funding:

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant or Cooperative Agreement or other funding mechanism (depending on the needs of the particular awarding agency)

Estimated Number of Awards: 8 to 16

per year, subject to the availability of funds.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $11,000,000 to $20,000,000 will be invested in proposals submitted to this solicitation in FY 2017, subject to the availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16601/nsf16601.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click