Featured opportunities for December 7, 2022

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  • The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows provides awards to build research capacity in institutions and transform the career trajectories of investigators and further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. Through collaborative research visits at the host site, fellowship awardees will be able to learn new techniques, develop new collaborations or advance existing partnerships, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and/or shift their research toward potentially transformative new directions. The experiences gained through the fellowships are intended to have lasting impacts that will enhance the Fellows’ research trajectories well beyond the award period. These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to improve the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions more broadly.  Principal Investigators must either hold a non-tenured faculty appointment at an institution of higher education or an early-career, career-track appointment at an eligible non-degree-granting institution. Only single-PI proposals will be considered. No co-PIs should be included in the proposal. This is a limited submission program. Thus, if you are interested in submitting, you must notify (a 2 to 3 sentence abstract, plus the name of your proposed host and host institution) the Office of Research Development by 5 pm on January 17, 2023 via ordlimitedsubs@ksu.edu. If more than three faculty notify, an internal competition will be held with preproposals due by 5 pm February 7, 2023 also via ordlimitedsubs@ksu.edu.
  • The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks Archives Collaboratives of three or more repositories working together to make their collections more readily available for public discovery and use. The grant program will fund Archives Collaboratives to share best practices, tools, and techniques; assess institutional strengths and opportunities; create replicable and sustainable digital platforms for historical collections; virtually unify records from multiple repositories; and promote management structures for long-term sustainability and growth.
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Media Projects program supports the development, production, and distribution of radio programs, podcasts, documentary films, and documentary film series  that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. Media Projects offers two levels of funding: Development and Production.
  • Through fellowships to published translators, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) supports Projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or dramafrom other languages into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and merit. We encourage translations of writers and of work that are not well represented in English, as well as work that has not previously been translated into English. The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and fostering mutual support for the diverse beliefs and values of all individuals and groups. Competition for fellowships is rigorous. Potential applicants should consider carefully whether their work will be competitive at the national level.
  • NSF ‘s CISE Directorate supports research and education Larger Projects that develop new knowledge in all aspects of computing, communications, and information science and engineering through core programs. This solicitation invites proposals on bold new ideas tackling ambitious and fundamental research problems within scope of one or more of the participating CISE divisions core programs and that are well suited to a large-sale integrated collaborative effort. Teams should consist of two or more investigators (PI, co-PI(s), or other Senior Personnel) with complementary expertise. Investigators are strongly encouraged to come together within or across disciplines and/or institutions and combine their creative talents to identify compelling, transformative research agendas where the impact of the results will exceed that of the sum of each of their individual contributions. Investigators are especially encouraged to seek out partnerships in a wide class of institutions that together produce innovative approaches to the proposed research. Proposals that are focused on research infrastructure are not appropriate for this solicitation.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) is a program element in Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)-2022. Through FINESST, the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) solicits proposals from accredited U.S. universities and other eligible organizations for graduate student-designed and performed research projects that contribute to SMD's science, technology, and exploration goals. The Future Investigator (FI) i.e., the student participant, shall have the primary initiative to define the proposed FINESST research project and must be the primary author, with input or supervision from the proposal's Principal Investigator (PI), as appropriate. The proposal must present a well-defined research problem/activity and a justification of its scientific significance to NASA, as well as a detailed approach for its solution/conduct. Proposals should explain how the research is relevant to the particular SMD division that will review the proposal. The proposal should reference Section 2 below regarding suitable research topic(s) solicited by a participating Division: Earth Science, Planetary Science, Astrophysics, Heliophysics, and Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • NSF’s Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit. This program has two tracks. The Technology Translation (PFI-TT) track offers the opportunity to translate prior NSF-funded research results in any field of science or engineering into technological innovations with promising commercial potential and societal impact. PFI-TT supports commercial potential demonstration projects for academic research outputs in any NSF-funded science and engineering discipline. This demonstration is achieved through proof-of-concept, prototyping, technology development and/or scale-up work. The Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track seeks to achieve the same goals as the PFI-TT track by supporting instead complex, multi-faceted technology development projects that are typically beyond the scope of a single researcher or institution and require a multi-organizational, interdisciplinary, synergistic collaboration. A PFI-RP project requires the creation of partnerships between academic researchers and third-party organizations such as industry, non-academic research organizations, federal laboratories, public or non-profit technology transfer organizations or other universities. Such partnerships are needed to conduct applied research on a stand-alone larger project toward commercialization and societal impact. Note the PFI-RT Track is a limited submission. If you are interested in applying to this track, you must first contact the Office of Research Development.
  • The Department of Energy’s Office of Science (SC) program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications to support research on the development of bioinformatics and computational applications within the Biological Systems Science Division’s (BSSD) Genomic Science Program (GSP) (http://genomicscience.energy.gov) mission-space. For this FOA, BSSD solicits applications for the development of novel and innovative computational approaches or applications that have the potential to transform or advance systems biology research of plant and microbial systems relevant to DOE missions in energy security and resilience. Specifically, novel computational tools and analytical approaches of large-scale, multimodal, and multiscale data that will lead to scalable solutions for omics analysis, data mining, and knowledge extraction from complex data sets (experimental and calculated) are sought. Bioinformatics tools or computational applications that are interoperable and effective for computationally intensive data processing and analyses for systems-level investigations are desirable. Also encouraged is the enhancement of existing software or approaches that are demonstrated to be in broad use by the genomics community, to aid the interpretation of multimodal data for environmental sciences.
  • The Department of Defense, Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s (AFOSR) Create the Future Independent Research Effort (CFIRE) program seeks to ensure the future technological superiority of the DOD by cultivating emerging areas of research at institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as “universities”) today. The topic areas that AFOSR seeks to support with this FOA are independent from those described in its open BAA (Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research) and do not fall completely within any one research program. We seek to support multidisciplinary research efforts, creating synergies to speed DoD-relevant research and development. Specific areas of interest are: Astrodynamics, Materials for Quantum Information Science, and Synthetic Biology.
  • The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is a highly selective, nonpartisan program devoted to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. Since 1953, it has brought select political scientists, journalists, federal employees, health specialists, and other professionals to Capitol Hill to experience Congress at work through fellowship placements on congressional staffs. The nine-month program begins each November with an intensive one-month introduction to Congress taught by leading experts in the field. After orientation, fellows work in placements of their choosing and also participate in ongoing seminars and enrichment programs. Through this unique opportunity, the American Political Science Association enhances public understanding of policymaking and improves the quality of scholarship, teaching and reporting on American national politics.