Additional Funding Opportunities 

TITLE: Game Changing Opportunities in Technology Development

FON: NNL12A3001N

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

ITEM: Notice of pre-solicitation to release the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNL12A3001N entitled, "Game Changing Opportunities in Technology Development." The GCD NRA will solicit proposals for research and development in the following topic areas: Low Cost Access to Space (LCATS) Technology Development, Exploration Technology Development, Space Operations Support Technology Development, and Unique and Innovative Technology Development.

ACTION: Proposals will be due one year from the release of the solicitation. Detailed requirements, including proposal due dates, will be stated in Appendices that address individual topic areas.

LINKS: notice;jsessionid=xZQnTn6pwfQGTlkyTmCbT7NdPrGW3LZzSmSNb7YmDL2CshVXLj34!-64218969?oppId=133793&mode=VIEW

CONTACT: Dana Gould, E-mail:

TITLE: Chemical and Biological Defense Innovations and Technologies

FON: N66001-12-X-2002


ITEM: Notice seeking proposals for research in areas relating to the advancement of Chemical and Biological Surveillance for infectious disease capabilities, enabling technologies to detect, identify, and respond to an unknown pathogen or chemical within a regional area of interest.

ACTION: White papers and full proposals are due one year from the original posting date. Eligibility is unrestricted. HBCUs and MIs are encouraged to apply.

LINKS: Solicitation, notice;jsessionid=xZQnTn6pwfQGTlkyTmCbT7NdPrGW3LZzSmSNb7YmDL2CshVXLj34!-64218969?mode=VIEWREVISIONS&revNum=1

CONTACT: David Hill, E-mail:

TITLE: FY 2012 National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program

FON: EPA-EED-12-01

AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education

ITEM: Notice seeking to: Provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory; Increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues; Encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers; help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas.

ACTION: Applications are due January 30, 2012. Approximately $100,000 is available to support 10 to 15 fellowships. Fellowships are available to any associate, undergraduate or graduate student who is a US citizen or permanent resident and is pursuing a program related to environmental protection.

LINKS: Solicitation, notice;jsessionid=MQKxTm9TjvQkWsp0q4phswtNDCthXmLJYtpk3B14HhDSS5PvmwLM!1154909517?oppId=133493&mode=VIEW

CONTACT: Ginger Potter,  202/564-5373. Email:

TITLE: Environmental Justice Small Grants Program


AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Office of Environmental Justice

ITEM: Solicitation seeking proposals to support activities designed to educate, empower and enable communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level.

ACTION: Proposals are due February 29, 2012. Approximately $1 million is available in funding for one to four grants of up to $25,000 per region.  Colleges and universities are eligible to partner.

LINKS: Solicitation , notice;jsessionid=MQKxTm9TjvQkWsp0q4phswtNDCthXmLJYtpk3B14HhDSS5PvmwLM!1154909517?oppId=133553&mode=VIEW

CONTACT: Sheritta Woodruff, 202/564-1771. Email:

TITLE: National Public Health Practice and Resource Centers on Health Promotion for People with Disabilities

FON: CDC-RFA-DD12-1205

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ITEM: Notice seeking applications to promote healthy behaviors with the objective of preventing chronic conditions associated with disability.

This FOA supports two funding categories: (a) Physical activity and healthy weight management for people with disabilities; and/or (b) Improved health of persons with limb loss/limb difference

ACTION: Letters of intent are due December 23, 2011, although not required. Applications are due February 6, 2012. Approximately $6 million is available to support two awards. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply. 

LINKS: notice

CONTACT: Donald Sharman, 404/498-0236. E-mail:

TITLE: Young Faculty Award (YFA)


AGENCY: U.S. Department of Defense; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Defense Sciences Office 

ITEM: Notice seeking proposals to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) needs.

ACTION: Proposals are due January 19, 2012. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted.

LINKS: notice

CONTACT: DARPA-RA-12-12, Fax: 703/807-9982. E-mail:

TITLE: Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs

FON: 2012-NIST-MSE-01

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Commerce; National Institute of Standards and Technology

ITEM: Notice seeking proposals for financial assistance for FY 2012 under the following programs: (1) Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) Grant Program; (2) Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) Grant Program; (3) Engineering Laboratory (EL) Grant Program; (4) Fire Research Grant Program; (5) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Grant Program; (6) NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Grant Program; (7) Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) Grant Program; (8) Standards Services Group (SSG) Grant Program; and (9) Office of Special Programs (OSP) Grant Program.

ACTION: Proposals are accepted on until June 1, 2012. The availability of funds depends upon actual authorization of funds. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

LINKS: Solicitation, notice

CONTACT: Christopher Hunton, 301/975-5718. Fax: 301/840-5976. E-mail:

TITLE: 8A Increment 3 Engineering Studies Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

FON: N00019-12-R-1005

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Defense; Department of the Navy; Naval Air Systems Command

ITEM: Notice seeking proposals to perform an engineering study analyzing the Government defined P-8A Increment 3 Reference Architecture concept and its ability to meet P-8A Increment 3 Architecture and net-centric objectives; obtain Industry's innovative and insightful recommendations for an architecture approach, including changes to the Government-defined P-8A Increment 3 Reference Architecture and the identification of projected cost, schedule, and technical performance and risks associated with its development and implementation into the P-8A.

ACTION: Proposals are due February 29, 2012. Multiple contracts expected. Eligibility is unrestricted. This contract is in presolicitation and the question and answer period is open.  

LINKS: FBO notice

CONTACT: Monica White, 301/757-5217. E-mail: