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Title: Linguistics

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: July 15, 2022

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.

More Info: Solicitation


Title: Social Psychology

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: July 15, 2022

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

Description: The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports research and research infrastructure to advance basic knowledge in social psychology. Projects funded by the Social Psychology Program support the NSF mission to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense. Proposals considered by the Social Psychology Program must communicate both the intellectual merit of the science and its broader societal impacts.Proposed research should carry strong potential for creating transformative advances in the basic understanding of human social behavior. Among the many research topics supported are: social cognition, attitudes, social and cultural influence, stereotypes, motivation, decision making, group dynamics, aggression, close relationships, social and affective neuroscience, social psychophysiology, emotions, prosocial behavior, health-related behavior, and personality and individual differences. Proposals that develop new theories or methods for understanding social behavior are highly encouraged. Research samples should represent substantial ranges of ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, and other dimensions of human populations.

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: July 15, 2022

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: 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, 2022

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: Biological Anthropology

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: July 20, 2022

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

Description: The Biological Anthropology Program supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Research areas supported by the program include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human and nonhuman primate ecology and adaptability, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. Grants supported in these areas are united by an underlying evolutionary framework, and often by a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme. Proposals may also have a biocultural or bioarchaeological orientation. The program frequently serves as a bridge within NSF between the social and behavioral sciences and the natural and physical sciences, and proposals commonly are jointly reviewed and funded with other 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: CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research in Child Abuse and Neglect (P50) (Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: July 27, 2022

Amount: An application for a Center may request a budget of up to $1.1 million dollars in Direct Costs per year, plus applicable indirect costs.

Description: The purpose of this FOA is to continue to stimulate collaborative research on all forms of child abuse and neglect and to foster dissemination and outreach efforts that bridge research, clinical practice and policy. This FOA will use the specialized research center mechanism (P50) to call for multidisciplinary centers to serve as the CAPSTONE for research on child abuse and neglect and to serve as a national resource for the field. The Center(s) will conduct innovative and high quality research including: 1) trials testing the efficacy and effectiveness of clinical interventions; 2) longitudinal prospective studies examining the long term effects of specific and understudied types of maltreatment including abusive head trauma, medical child abuse and neglect, chronic sexual abuse; 3) studies examining the neurobiology of abuse and neglect and implications for health outcomes; and 4) studies testing the development of screening tools and clinical assessment measures for early identification and treatment of specific types of abuse and neglect to decrease morbidity and mortality and to identify potential comorbidities. The Centers are also required to propose a dissemination and outreach core which will provide opportunities for students and faculty at all levels, to be exposed to cutting edge educational tools and technologies, research, and expertise within the field of child maltreatment. A central goal of this core will be to engage the scientific and lay professional communities in participatory activities such as technical assistance, evidence-based practice, participation in grand rounds, conferences and seminars, or webinars based on information emanating from the other cores. The format for the community engagement activities will be tailored to the expertise of the Center and the needs of the community.

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: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: July 27, 2022

Amount: The CAREER award, including indirect costs, is expected to total a minimum of $400,000 for the 5-year duration, with the following exceptions: Awards for proposals to the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), or the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) are expected to total a minimum of $500,000 for the 5-year duration.

Description: This program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for faculty members beginning their independent careers. The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers not only as outstanding researchers but also as educators demonstrating commitment to teaching, learning, and dissemination of knowledge. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from eligible early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations, especially women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities.

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: August 1, 2022

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: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: August 1, 2022

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.

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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: August 8, 2022

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: August 8, 2022

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: August 8, 2022

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: August 13, 2022

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.

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Title: Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: August 15, 2022

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: August 15, 2022

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 $20,000; 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: August 15, 2022

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: August 15, 2022

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: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: August 25, 2022

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: NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: September 9, 2022

Amount: Awards will be for $700,000 in direct costs per year for up to 5 years, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs.

Description: The NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important areas relevant to the mission of NIH. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the nation’s research workforce. Thus, individuals from all backgrounds and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere.

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 Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: October 5, 2022

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: October 5, 2022

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: October 5, 2022

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

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: October 17, 2022

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: October 17, 2022

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: October 17, 2022

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: October 17, 2022

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: Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Amount: Application budgets are limited to $125,000 per year in direct costs for up to 2 years, but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: This FOA encourages exploratory applications for the development of innovative, collaborative neuro-health research projects on brain and other nervous system-related function, disease and disorders throughout life, relevant to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This includes but is not limited to neurological, neuromuscular, mental, cognitive, sensory, developmental, behavioral and substance use disease and disorders, and spans the full range of science from basic to prevention, clinical, translational and implementation research. Scientists in LMIC institutions may partner with those in other LMIC institutions and/or in the United States (U.S.). Income categories are defined by the World Bank at http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups). These developmental/exploratory research grants are expected to prepare the foundation for more comprehensive research programs that enrich the knowledge base and contribute to the long-term goals of sustainable strengthening of neuro-health research capacity in LMICs to 1) address the full spectrum of brain and other nervous system function and impairment throughout life and 2) lead to diagnostics, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and implementation strategies. The proposed work may also contribute to developing a base for research networking and for evidence-based policy beyond the specific 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: Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: November 15, 2022

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

Description: This FOA encourages grant applications for the conduct of innovative, collaborative research projects with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions/ scientists on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs. Research on neuro-health and neurological, neuromuscular, sensory, neuropsychiatric, cognitive, behavioral and neurodevelopmental function and disorders may span the full range of science from basic to clinical to translation and implementation research. Scientists in the United States (U.S.) or upper middle-income countries (UMICs) are eligible to partner with LMIC institutions. Scientists in UMICs may partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without out a US partner. Income categories are defined by the World Bank at http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups. The collaborative research programs are expected to contribute to the long-term goals of building and strengthening sustainable neuro-health research capacity in LMICs to address brain, nervous system and neuromuscular development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, treatments, prevention and implementation strategies. The proposed work will also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project. R01 Applications must be relevant to the mission of one of the participating ICs other than FIC. Applicants for this R01 should consult with the listed IC staff contact(s). Confirmation of interest from at least one NIH IC, other than FIC is strongly encouraged, before applying.

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: 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: 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

Amount: 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: 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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