Current funding opportunities and program announcements

Please note:  prior to preparing and submitting a proposal, applicants must contact the UM-Flint Office of Research.  

Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking applications to address​ important application areas at the intersection of the biomedical and data sciences through inter- and multi-disciplinary collaborations that focus on innovative and transformative approaches to address these challenges.

Applications are due September ​​​28, 2016, September 12, 2017, and the second Tuesday in September. Approximately $5 million available to support 10 to 20 awards.

MBDA Broad Agency Announcement

Department of Commerce (Commerce) , Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is seeking applications for special projects and programs associated with the Minority Business Development Agency’s strategic plans and mission goals.

Applications are due June 21, 2017.​ Approximately​ $2 million is available. ​

MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Initiative

The MacArthur Foundation recently launched a global competition, 100&Change, to fund a single award of $100 million to “solve a critical problem affecting people, places or the planet in a way that’s meaningful, verifiable, durable, and feasible." This is a highly competitive, year-long global competition with one winner.

Interested faculty must submit a two-page concept paper by July 15 to UMOR Limited Submissions. Please contact Maria Schell in the UM-Flint Office of Research for detailed instructions.

Fellowship in African and African American History and Culture

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation offers a fellowship at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library to support research on topics related to African and African American history, including the Atlantic slave trade, the development and practice of slavery, the experience of free blacks, the formation of early black institutions and economies, and the emergence of African American expressive culture.

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory, and archival data studies in astronomy and astrophysics. Acceptable research areas include the following: stellar astronomy and astrophysics; the astronomy and astrophysics of our Galaxy; extragalactic astronomy and astrophysics; and cosmology. Proposals for projects and tools that enable and enhance research in those areas are also acceptable. Proposals that are solely or predominantly for the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of space-based data from NASA-supported missions will be returned without review. Importantly, proposals about the astronomy and astrophysics of our Sun, the rest of our Solar System, and/or Extrasolar Planets will be handled under a companion NSF solicitation, not under the AAG Program.

Proposal window September 15, 2016 – November 15, 2016.

Broad Agency Announcement: Oil Thickness Sensor

The Department of the Interior (Interior) , Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is seeking applications to fund development and testing of a sensor that can be mounted to an oil recovery skimmer or deployed easily (e.g. from vessel, or via aircraft) in the area of an oil skimming operation that is capable of measuring the thickness of various crude and refined oils on water and wirelessly communicating thickness information in near real time.

Proposals are due August 15, 2016. Approximately $515,000 is available.

Assessing Big Sagebrush Seedling Inoculation with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF)

Department of the Interior (Interior) , Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking applications to assess and inform the needs for sagebrush seedling inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF).  Inoculation with AMF is often practiced in restoration projects, but without a clear evaluation of its benefits and limitations. The proposed project will help provide an important framework and protocol(s) to help assess the effectiveness of this management practice and increase the understanding of the types of mycorrhizae critical for sagebrush seedling success.

Applications are due August 23, 2016. Approximately $100,000 is available to support one award.