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Request for Proposal List

Request for Proposal List

The proposal requests below are listed by the date dues of either the Letter of Intent or when they are due at the agency.

If you would like a copy, please contact Katy Roberts or call 509-335-2885.

RFP's

Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering – Ideas Labs

Due: Wed, 19 Jun 2019

Purpose: In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas,” 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp). The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. As such, when responding to this solicitation, even though proposals must be submitted to the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering/Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CISE/OAC), once received, the proposals will be managed by a cross-disciplinary team ... » More ...

Department of Transportation – DOT/Federal Transit Administration – Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program

Due: Fri, 21 Jun 2019

Purpose: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $423.35 million of Fiscal Year 2019 funds for buses, bus facilities, and bus equipment. The purpose of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.

Sun Grant Program

Due: Thu, 27 Jun 2019

The purpose of the Sun Grant Program (SGP) is to enhance national energy security through the development, distribution, and implementation of biobased energy technologies; to promote diversification in, and the environmental sustainability of, agricultural production in the United States through biobased energy and product technologies; to promote economic diversification in rural areas of the United States through biobased energy and product technologies; and to enhance the efficiency of bioenergy and biomass research and development programs through improved coordination and collaboration among the Department of Agriculture; other appropriate Federal agencies (as determined by the Secretary); and Land Grant Institutions.

ADVANCED SUBSEA SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND CAPABILITIES FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY (EOR) IN OFFSHORE WELLS

Due: Fri, 28 Jun 2019

Purpose: The objective of the FOA is to further advance promising proof-of-concept TRL 3 subsea systems technologies to enable offshore EOR. In order to maximize offshore resource value while preventing oil spills, this FOA seeks to develop technologies for reducing subsea facility complexity, increasing control and monitoring, and enabling greater tieback to the surface production facility. Advancement of these capabilities will be required to reach the primary objective of enabling EOR for offshore application.

Office of Trade Programs – 2020 Market Access Program

Due: Fri, 28 Jun 2019

Purpose: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting applications for the 2020 Market Access Program (MAP).  The MAP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of CCC.  The intended effect of this notice is to solicit proposals from eligible applicants for fiscal year 2020 and to set out the criteria for the awarding of funds under the program. The MAP is designed to encourage the development, maintenance, and expansion of commercial export markets for United States agricultural commodities and products through cost–share assistance. Under the MAP, FAS enters into agreements with eligible Participants to share the cost ... » More ...

Office of Trade Programs – 2020 Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program

Due: Fri, 28 Jun 2019

Purpose: The Cooperator program is designed to maintain and develop foreign markets for United States agricultural commodities and products through cost–share assistance. Financial assistance under the Cooperator program will be made available on a competitive basis and applications will be reviewed against the evaluation criteria contained herein and in the Cooperator program regulations.  All U.S. agricultural commodities, except tobacco, are eligible for consideration.

Office of Trade Programs – 2020 Emerging Markets Program

Due: Fri, 28 Jun 2019

Purpose: The EMP assists U.S. entities in developing, maintaining, or expanding exports of U.S. agricultural commodities and products by funding activities that enhance emerging markets’ food and rural business systems, including reducing trade barriers.  The EMP is intended primarily to support export market development efforts of the private sector, but EMP resources may also be used to assist public organizations. The EMP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation.

 

Office of Trade Programs – 2020 Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops

Due: Fri, 28 Jun 2019

Purpose: The TASC program is designed to assist U.S. organizations by providing funding for projects that seek to remove, resolve, or mitigate existing or potential sanitary, phytosanitary, or technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops.  U.S. specialty crops, for the purposes of the TASC program, are defined to include all cultivated plants, or the products thereof, produced in the United States except wheat, feed grains, oilseeds, cotton, rice, peanuts, sugar, and tobacco. The TASC Program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation.

Office of Trade Programs – 2020 Quality Samples Program

Due: Fri, 28 Jun 2019

Purpose: The QSP is designed to encourage the development and expansion of export markets for U.S. agricultural commodities by assisting U.S. entities in providing commodity samples to potential foreign importers to promote a better understanding and appreciation for the high quality of U.S. agricultural commodities. The QSP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation.

QSP participants will be responsible for procuring (or arranging for the procurement of) the commodity samples, exporting the samples, and providing the on–site technical assistance necessary to facilitate successful use of the samples by importers.  Participants that are funded under ... » More ...

National Science Foundation – Geoinformatics

Due: Mon, 01 Jul 2019

Purpose: The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) will consider proposals for the development of cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences (Geoinformatics). EAR seeks the development and implementation of enabling information technology with impacts that extend beyond an individual investigator or small group of investigators and that facilitates the next generation of geosciences research. Proposals to this solicitation may seek support for community-driven development and implementation of databases; tools for data integration, interoperability, and visualization; software development and code hardening; and data-intensive/new computing methodologies that support the enhancement of geosciences research and education activities.

Comparative Genomics Research Program

Due: Fri, 05 Jul 2019

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is participating, effective immediately, in PAR-17-482 (link is external) “Comparative Genomics Research Program”. NIFA invites application for research developing comparative approaches that can be used to understand genome structure and function and the relationship between genomic features and phenotypes. NIFA will support studies that enable the use of a diverse array of species to advance our ability to improve genome annotations that complements Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FANNG) efforts or understand basic biological processes related to health and disease of agriculturally important ... » More ...

National Energy Technology Laboratory – Notice of Intent to Issue: Next Generation Gasifier Concepts and Components to Advance Modular Coal Gasification

Due: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

National Science Foundation – Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers

Due: Fri, 12 Jul 2019

Purpose: The ERC program supports convergent research that will lead to strong societal impact. Each ERC has interacting foundational components that go beyond the research project, including engineering workforce development at all participant stages, a culture of diversity and inclusion where all participants gain mutual benefit, and value creation within an innovation ecosystem that will outlast the lifetime of the ERC. The logical reasoning that links the proposed activities to the identified goals for each ERC should be clear.

Natural Resources Conservation Service – Conservation Innovation Grants

Due: Sun, 14 Jul 2019

Purpose: The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) to agricultural producers, into NRCS technical manuals and guides, or to the private sector. CIG generally funds pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research. On-farm conservation research is defined as an investigation conducted to answer a specific applied conservation question using a statistically valid design while employing farm-scale equipment on farms, ranches or private forest lands.

Natural Resources Conservation Service – Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2019

Due: Mon, 15 Jul 2019

Purpose: The purpose of On-Farm Trials is to stimulate the adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches in partnership with agricultural producers. For 2019, NRCS is implementing On-Farm Trials through eligible entities, which in turn work collaboratively with NRCS and agricultural producers to implement innovative approaches on private lands. On-Farm Trials supports the implementation of innovative approaches that have a positive conservation impact but which, for any number of reasons, have not yet been adopted by producers.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research

Due: Mon, 15 Jul 2019

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research Announces NEW Request for Concept Notes: Area of Inquiry 3

The Legume Systems Innovation Lab will be funding projects in the following three Areas of Inquiry (AOI):

AOI-1 Integration of legumes into sustainable smallholder farming systems and agricultural landscapes
AOI-2 Integration of legumes within local and regional market systems, including trade
AOI-3 Analysis of sociocultural and/or economic motivators or barriers to legume utilization at various stages and scales within production and market systems

The Legume Systems Innovation Lab is currently requesting concept notes for Area of Inquiry 3 – Analysis of sociocultural and/or economic motivators or ... » More ...

National Energy Technology Laboratory – Advanced Natural Gas Infrastructure Technology Development

Due: Fri, 19 Jul 2019

Purpose: The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to solicit and competitively seek cost shared research applications for the development of tools, methods and/or technologies to cost effectively enhance the safety and efficiency of the nations natural gas production, gathering, storage and transmission infrastructure.

Department of Labor – Bureau of International Labor Affairs – Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Agriculture (EQUAL)

Due: Fri, 19 Jul 2019

Purpose: In support of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP), the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of approximately $5,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for one cooperative to fund one technical assistance project in Colombia to economically empower vulnerable women and girls.  The objective of the project is to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls within the agricultural sector.  The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes:

 see link

Department of Commerce – Virtual Business Center

Due: Fri, 26 Jul 2019

Purpose: This notice requests applications for the development of a Minority Business Development Agency Virtual Business Center (VBC). The VBC is a new business assistance program designed to maximize the use of technology in serving Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). The VBC will leverage partner resources to deliver robust tools and services. This program can support the use of a fee for service model.

This notice also provides the public with information and guidelines on how MBDA will select proposals and administer Federal financial assistance under this Announcement. The funding instrument is a Cooperative Agreement and includes substantial Federal government programmatic involvement. Substantial involvement means that, ... » More ...

National Institute of Food and Agriculture – Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) 4-H Military Partnership Professional Development and Technical Assistance Program

Due: Fri, 26 Jul 2019

Purpose: The purpose of the CYFAR 4-H Military Partnership Professional Development and Technical Assistance Program is to support the implementation and capacity of the 4-H Military Partnership and Outreach Support Program. Professional development and technical assistance are provided to the land-grant institutions and Cooperative Extension System, so that, in collaboration with other organizations, they are able to develop and deliver educational programs for military-connected youth.

AFRI request for applications calls for public cultivars

Due: Sun, 28 Jul 2019

Plant breeders working to finish cultivar projects should take note of language in the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s (AFRI) request for applications (RFA) for its Foundational and Applied Science Program.

 

Specifically the RFA states:

Later stages of cultivar development focused on testing and evaluation of developed materials in established regional trials with the primary goal of releasing publicly finished cultivars is encouraged.

The deadline for applications is July 28, 2019. Interested applicants should note that this RFA is also soliciting proposals for 2020, though that application kit won’t be available until after December 18, 2019. 

Food and Nutrition Service – USDA WIC Telehealth Innovations Project

Due: Mon, 29 Jul 2019

Purpose: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), is a Federal nutrition assistance program that serves low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to five years old who are at nutrition risk. WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health and other social services to participants in all 50 states, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth Islands of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

This is an announcement of the availability of funds for one new cooperative agreement ... » More ...

Natural Resources Conservation Service – Notice of Funding Opportunity for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) National competition for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2019

Due: Tue, 30 Jul 2019

Purpose: The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) to agricultural producers, into NRCS technical manuals and guides, or to the private sector. CIG generally funds pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research. On-farm conservation research is defined as an investigation conducted to answer a specific applied conservation question using a statistically valid design while employing farm-scale equipment on farms, ranches or private forest lands.

National Science Foundation – Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2

Due: Fri, 02 Aug 2019

Purpose: In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas,” 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp). The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. As such, when responding to this solicitation, even though proposals must be submitted to the Office of Integrative Activities, once received, the proposals will be managed by a cross-disciplinary team of NSF Program Directors.

Seeding Solutions Request for Application

Due: Wed, 07 Aug 2019

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is once again seeking applications through our Seeding Solutions funding opportunity. FFAR, as a core component of our mission, is putting a call out to the community in an effort to encourage the development of unique partnerships that support innovative and potentially transformative research focused on our newly updated Challenge Areas. For 2019, FFAR anticipates funding at least one meritorious and transformative application in each of our newly redesigned Challenge Areas. This year, FFAR is placing priority on those projects that demonstrate strong partnerships and significant agricultural advancements through innovation.
We encourage applicants to reach out ... » More ...

National Institute of Standards and Technology – Enabling Federal Technology Transfer Program (EFTT)

Due: Fri, 16 Aug 2019

Purpose: NIST, on behalf of the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Executive Board, is soliciting applications for a cooperative agreement to enable Federal technology transfer.  Under the Enabling Federal Technology Transfer (EFTT) Program, members of the FLC’s Executive Board, including NIST, will collaborate with academia and industry on the development of outreach and educational programs, tools, and best practices that will enhance the ability of the academic and private sectors to engage with Federal Laboratories in technology transfer and research commercialization. Specifically, the awardee will collaborate with the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s Executive Board, including NIST, in the areas of technology transfer and research commercialization by: developing ... » More ...

National Science Foundation – GeoPRISMS Program

Due: Fri, 16 Aug 2019

Purpose: GeoPRISMS (Geodynamic Processes at Rifting and Subducting Margins) Program investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales. These interactions cross the shoreline and have applications to margin evolution and dynamics, construction of stratigraphic architecture, accumulation of economic resources, and associated geologic hazards and environmental management. The GeoPRISMS Program includes two broadly integrated science initiatives (Subduction Cycles and Deformation (SCD)and Rift Initiation and Evolution (RIE)), linked by five overarching scientific topics and themes, where transformative advances are likely to occur in the decade 2011-2020, and where a focused scientific program could ... » More ...

AFRI-Education and Workforce Development

Due: Thu, 22 Aug 2019

Please note, there is an LOI due June 11, 2019 only for the Agricultural Workforce Training Grants (A7601) submissions

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. In FY 2019, EWD invites applications in five areas: professional development for agricultural literacy; training of undergraduate students in research and extension; fellowships for predoctoral candidates; fellowships for postdoctoral scholars, and a brand new program for agricultural workforce training.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration – University Leadership Initiative 2 (ULI2)

Due: Tue, 27 Aug 2019

Purpose: ULI2 provides the opportunity for university teams to exercise technical and organizational leadership in proposing unique technical challenges in aeronautics, defining multi-disciplinary solutions, establishing peer review mechanisms, and applying innovative teaming strategies to strengthen the research impact.

Research proposals are sought in eight ULI2 topic areas in Appendix D.4.

Topic 1: Safe, Efficient Growth in Global Operations (Strategic Thrust 1)

Topic 2: Innovation in Commercial Supersonic Aircraft (Strategic Thrust 2)

Topic 3: Subsonic Transport (Strategic Thrust 3a)

Topic 4: Civil Aircraft that Incorporate Vertical Lift Capability (Strategic Thrust 3b)

Topic 5: Transition to Alternative Propulsion and Energy (Strategic Thrust 4)

Topic 6: Real-Time ... » More ...

National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Due: Wed, 28 Aug 2019

Purpose: The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. ... » More ...

National Science Foundation – Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis

Due: Wed, 28 Aug 2019

Purpose: The OPUS program seeks to provide opportunities for mid- to later-career investigators to develop new understanding of science in the fields supported by the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) through two tracks of synthesis activities. OPUS: Mid-Career Synthesis. This track aims to provide a mid-career researcher, defined as a candidate at the associate professor rank (or equivalent), with new capabilities to enhance their productivity, improve their retention as a scientist, and ensure a diverse scientific workforce that remains engaged in active research(including more women and minorities at high academic ranks). This track provides an opportunity for the mid-career scientist to enable a new synthesis ... » More ...

National Energy Technology Laboratory – Critical Components for Coal FIRST Power Plants of the Future – Notice of Intent

Due: Sat, 31 Aug 2019

Purpose: Notice of Intent for Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002057 entitled Critical Components for Coal FIRST Power Plants of the Future. The Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on behalf of the Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The FOA is anticipated to be issued in August or September 2019. This FOA supports the Department of Energy’s Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) Initiative. Coal FIRST will develop the coal plant of the future needed to provide secure, stable, and reliable power. Coal FIRST plants will: be capable of flexible operations to meet the needs ... » More ...

Specialty Crop Multi-State Program

Due: Sun, 01 Sep 2019

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP) competitively award funds to State departments of agriculture to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state projects that address the following regional or national level specialty crop issues: food safety; plant pests and disease; research; crop-specific projects addressing common issues; and marketing and promotion.

Funds are competitively awarded to participating State departments of agriculture within any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as Local governments, ... » More ...

National Science Foundation – International Research Experiences for Students

Due: Tue, 24 Sep 2019

Purpose: The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally-engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas. The overarching, long-term goal of the IRES program is to enhance U.S. leadership in research and education and to strengthen economic competitiveness through training the next generation of research leaders. This solicitation features three mechanisms; proposers are required to select one of the following tracks ... » More ...

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Due: Thu, 26 Sep 2019

Assorted due dates and Leters of Intent for each one.

U.S. Agency for International Development – South Africa USAID-Pretoria – Local Partnerships for the Transformation of Water Annual Program Statement

Due: Wed, 23 Oct 2019

Purpose:  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in USAID/Southern Africa (SA) would like to partner with United States and non-United States organizations to achieve common objectives. Subject to the eligibility criteria in Section C, this Annual Program Statement (APS) invites civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, education and research institutions, private businesses, financial institutions, chambers of commerce, industry associations, foundations, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and other private-sector organizations to submit concept papers to implement activities (i) to address key challenges in the Southern Africa region and (ii) that are aligned with USAID/SA’s development objectives. This APS is issued as a public notice to ... » More ...

National Science Foundation – Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers

Due: Tue, 26 Nov 2019

Purpose: The Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) program provides sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. Each MRSEC addresses research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and multidisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center

National Science Foundation – Critical-Zone Collaborative Network

Due: Mon, 02 Dec 2019

Purpose: NSF seeks proposals to establish an adaptive and responsive research network that supports investigations of the Earth’s Critical Zone. This network will consist of two components that will work together to advance knowledge, education, and outreach in this convergent science:1) Thematic Clusters of fixed or temporary locations will conduct basic research on significant, overarching scientific questions concerning the structure, function, and processes of the Critical Zone. These U.S.-based Clusters could include existing observatories engaged in collecting environmental data, other monitoring locations that have been in operation for extended periods of time, and new sites that will support the scientific goals of the Cluster;2) A ... » More ...

AFRI-Foundational and Applied Science Program

Due: Wed, 18 Dec 2019

IMPORTANT DATES

Posted Date:Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Closing Date:Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Other Due Date:Agricultural Innovation through Gene Editing – Letter of Intent required
Letter of Intent Deadline – June 19, 2019

Agricultural Microbiomes – Letter of Intent required
Letter of Intent Deadline – Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity – Letter of Intent required
Letter of Intent Deadline – July 9, 2019

Inter-Disciplinary Engagement in Animal Systems (IDEAS) – Letter of Intent required
Letter of Intent Deadline – June 20, 2019

All Conference Grants – Letter of Intent required
Letter of Intent Deadline – Minimum of ... » More ...

Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01)

Due: Thu, 07 Jan 2021

 

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