Three New Limited Submission Opportunities for the Week of September 11, 2023
Three New Limited Submission Opportunities for the Week of September 11, 2023

Research Development Office

Funding Landscape and New Limited Submission Opportunities for the Week of September 11, 2023

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Funding Landscape

DOE releases the Pioneering Railroad, Oceanic and Plane Electrification with 1K Energy Storage Systems (Propel-1K) Program.
The Pioneering Railroad, Oceanic, and Plane ELectrification with 1K Energy Storage Systems (PROPEL-1K) program will support the research and development of alternative approaches to energy storage to ultimately achieve a > 4x improvement compared to existing state-of-the-art options. The technical scope encompasses electrochemical and/or chemical solutions that do not require hydrocarbon-based fuels (fossil or synthetic). The targets for these energy storage system solutions are 1000 Watt-hour per kilogram (Wh/kg) and 1000 Watt-hour per liter (Wh/l) (so-called “1K” technologies) at the end of life and at the net energy storage system level. Of particular interest are technologies that are not mere extensions of current mainstream electrochemical device thinking or short-term technology road maps. The primary program objective is to develop exceptionally high-energy storage solutions, capable of catalyzing broad electrification of the aviation, railroad, and maritime transportation sectors.


NIH releases a funding opportunity for Systems-Level Risk Detection and Interventions to Reduce Suicide, Ideation, and Behaviors in Youth from Underserved Populations.
This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide, suicide ideation and behavior (SIB), and/or non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) specifically among children, adolescents, and transition-age youth/young adults from underserved populations. Specifically, this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) encourages services research aimed at testing easily implemented systems-level interventions and strategies that improve systematic risk identification, coordinated referral to, or engagement and retention in quality care for prevention of SIB and/or NSSI among adolescents and children from the targeted populations. Opportunities for detection and prevention in youth may occur at various points of contact across an array of mental health specialty and non-specialty settings.


Limited Submission Opportunities

HRSA: State and Regional Primary Care Association (PCA) Cooperative Agreements

Description: The purpose of this program is for PCAs to support the development and delivery of training and technical assistance (T/TA) to support health centers in improving the health of individuals and communities by 1) Increasing access to comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services, 2) Recruiting and retaining a diverse health care workforce, 3) Preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergent health events, 4) Implementing value-based care delivery and ensuring financial sustainability, and 5) Accelerating data-informed improvements to operations, clinical quality, and care coordination.
Limitation: one application per institution 
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Sponsor Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2023

VentureWell Faculty Grants (Course and Program Grants)

Description: VentureWell Course & Program (C&P) Grants are awarded to U.S. higher education institutions to expand and strengthen STEM innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystems, with the end goal of accelerating sustainable and inclusive innovation. Ideally, C&P Grant funding should act as a catalyst for increased entrepreneurial activity and help faculty and universities leverage other opportunities to launch and/or grow their I&E ecosystems.
Limitation: two applications per institution 
Internal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Sponsor Deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program 2024

Description: The purpose of the program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources. The objective of the BRF Seed Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions. BRF Seed Grant awards are not intended to supplement existing grants.
Eligibility: Full-time Assistant or Associate Professors
Limitation: one application per institution 
Internal Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Sponsor LOI Deadline: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Sponsor Deadline: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 4:00 pm

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