• Agency :National Science Foundation • Area/Program : Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs • Title :NSF 16-505 • Eligibility :
Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. Consortia of only the eligible organizations listed above.
The proposal deadlines shown above are for the EDGE track; the Core track (smaller proposals) have different deadlines shown in the website below. I think FAANG should look into the EDGE track. I would be interested in helping develop a plan for a LOI. CKT The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) supports research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals should focus on organisms as a fundamental unit of biological organization. Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to apply systems approaches that will lead to conceptual and theoretical insights and predictions about emergent organismal properties. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, nervous system development, structure, and function, physiological processes, functional morphology, symbioses, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, and animal behavior. Proposals are welcomed in all of the core scientific program areas supported by the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems. Proposals may be submitted to the two tracks described in this solicitation. All investigator-initiated proposals submitted to the Core track of this solicitation must now be invited based on merit review of preliminary proposals. There is a single submission deadline with a limit of 2 preliminary proposals per investigator per year as PI or Co-PI in response to the Core track of this solicitation. Please see the GPG for definition of roles for PI and Co-PI. There are no limits on the number of proposals you can participate on as collaborator. These PI/Co-PI limits do not apply to full proposals submitted to the EDGE track of this solicitation, which has no PI or Co-PI limits on number of proposals submitted. The PI/Co-PI limits apply only to the preliminary proposals submitted to the Core track of this solicitation and do not pertain to proposals submitted in response to other NSF solicitations. Unsolicited full research proposals are no longer accepted into the IOS Core Programs. Full proposals submitted on a single deadline to the EDGE track of this solicitation do not require prior submission of a preliminary proposal. A Letter of Intent is required before submission of a full proposal to the EDGE track of this solicitation.
• Agency :USDA/NIFA • Area/Program : Animal Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics • Title :Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Food Security Challenge Area - RFA • Eligibility :
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Individuals, Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments, Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed, Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, Small Business, State Agricultural Experiment Stations, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed.
• Deadline :July 07, 2016 • Description :
The goal of this Program Area Priority is to develop locally adapted crop cultivars and/or animal breeds that contribute to rural economic development and prosperity while enhancing regional and national resilience and food security. Projects are expected to lead to the development of cultivars and/or animal breeds that are able to resist or tolerate biotic and/or abiotic threats to production, enhance diversity and resilience of production systems, and maintain or enhance nutritional value. Projects should address the needs and challenges identified by producers and consumers. Proposals may include crops, animals, or a combination of both. Projects that develop tools and resources to enable discovery and advance breeding of crops and/or animals with strong potential to meet the program goals are encouraged.
This program will support the development and use of high-throughput genomic technologies, phenomics, and advanced computational informatics to (i) produce varieties and breeds with improved resilience to climate change, drought, and extreme weather; (ii) increase protection of agricultural crops and food animals from disease and pests; and (iii) enhance nutritional composition for improved human health.
In addition, development of new tools and technologies for high-throughput phenotyping in food crops and animals will be accelerated by leveraging breeding and phenomics expertise through research Coordination Networks.
• Agency :USDA/NIFA • Area/Program : Foundational Program • Title :Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program • Eligibility :
1) Research Projects Eligible applicants for Research Projects include:1) State Agricultural Experiment Station; 2) colleges and universities (including junior colleges offering associate degrees or higher); 3) university research foundations; 4) other research institutions and organizations; 5) Federal agencies, 6) national laboratories; 7) private organizations or corporations; 8) individuals who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; and 9) any group consisting of 2 or more entities identified in 1) through 8). Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations. 2) Integrated Projects Eligible applicants for Integrated Projects include: 1) colleges and universities; 2) 1994 Land-Grant Institutions; and (3) Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities. 1) Research Projects Eligible applicants for Research Projects include:1) State Agricultural Experiment Station; 2) colleges and universities (including junior colleges offering associate degrees or higher);.
• Deadline :August 03, 2016 • Description :
**Be aware** The deadline listed is for one program described below; there are EARLIER deadlines for other programs. Several specific Programs may be relevant to FAANG related research. The most likely Program for FAANG projects is Tools and Resources - Animal Breeding, Genetics and Genomics Program Area Priority code #A12101, as they specifically mention FAANG in the research priorities list. The deadline is August 3, 2016 Tools and Resources - Animal Breeding, Genetics and Genomics Program Area Priority – Development of community genetic and genomic tools and resources, including software, experimental protocols and breeding methods, which can be applied to advance basic biology and improve animal health and production. Tools and resources may focus on: • Improvement of genome assembly; • Novel quantitative genetic methods including selection theory and modeling; or • Functional annotation of animal genomes (FAANG). Program Area Priority Additional Information: • This Program Area Priority is limited to the development of tools and resources. Proposals that apply genomic variation (e.g., selecting within a breed for a specific trait of interest) and relevance to function and phenotype for improved animal health or production, conventional animal breeding, breed development, or applied quantitative genetics should be directed to Program Area Priorities 1, 2, 3, or 4 identified above. • Projects related to FAANG must follow the guidelines developed by the FAANG community for selecting animals, tissues, assays, experimental protocols, data sharing and data analysis (http://www.faang.org/). Applicants should address major knowledge gaps and avoid duplication of efforts.