Federal Sponsor and Policy Updates

Federal Sponsor and Policy Updates

Updates on Federal research priorities, funding opportunities, special initiatives, practices, policy issues, and organizational structure -- provided by the agencies and offices themselves.

Information about the structure and mission of the agencies is particularly relevant and extends beyond the Fiscal Year discussed in the seminars.

Funding Agencies

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Department of Defense -- Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DOD/DTRA)

Department of Defense -- Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (DOD/SERDP)

Department of Education -- Institute of Education Sciences (US ED/IES)

Department of Energy, Office of Science (DOE)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)

US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA)

 

Policy, Special Initiatives, and Long-term Research and Funding Priorities

Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative

BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative

Cyber-Physical Systems Initiative

Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR)

National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

National Microbiome Initiative

National Robotics Initiative

Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD)

Precision Medicine Initiative

President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

     
> 2012 Federal Research Update Webinar: Research and Budget Priorities (10/31/12)
 

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR)

     
> 2016 AFOSR Update for the Federal Demonstration Partnership (5/5/16)
 
 

Department of Defense -- Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DOD/DTRA)

     
> Science and Technology Funding Programs at Defense Threat Reduction Agency (12/6/12)
Slides   Video
   Q & A    

Department of Defense --Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (DOD/SERDP)

     
> SERDP FY 2014 Funding Opportunities - "How to Play" Briefing (11/13/12) Slides   Video

Department of Education -- Institute of Education Sciences (US ED/IES)

     
> Basic Overview of Funding Opportunities at the Institute of Education Sciences, FY2017
Slides    
> 2012 Federal Research Update Webinar: Funding Opportunities at the Institute of Education Sciences (10/31/12)
 
> 2012 Federal Research Update Webinar: Update on Grants Policies and Procedures at the Institute of Education Sciences (10/31/12)
 

Department of Energy, Office of Science (DOE)

     
> 2012 Federal Research Update Webinar: Research Priorities and Funding Opportunities (10/31/12)
 Slides    Video

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

     
> 2016 EPA Update for the Federal Demonstration Partnership (5/5/16)
Slides    

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

     
> 2012 Federal Research Update Webinar: Research Funding Opportunities (10/31/12)
 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

     
> 2016 NASA Update for the Federal Demonstration Partnership (5/5/16)
 
 

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

     
> 2012 Federal Research Update Webinar: Overview of NEH Grant Programs (10/31/12)
 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

     
> 2016 NIH Update for Federal Demonstration Partnership (5/5/16)
 
 
> 2015 Webinar: Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process and RePORT (9/11/15)
 
 
> 2014 Center for Scientific Review - Meet the NIH Peer Review Experts Webinars
Academic Research Enhancement Awards [R15] (11/4/14)
Fellowship Awards (11/5/14)
Small Business Grants [SBIR/STTR] (11/7/14)
Research Project Grants [R01] (11/10/14)
 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

     
> 2016 NSF Update for the Federal Demonstration Partnership (5/5/16)
 
 
> Fall 2015 NSF Grants Conference (11/2 - 11/3/2015)
Welcoming Remarks
Introduction & NSF Overview
Proposal Preparation
Merit Review Process
Post Award Monitoring & Compliance
Award Management
NSF Policy Update
Office of the Inspector General
Funding Mechanism Overview
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
 

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

     
> 2016 ONR Update for the Federal Demonstration Partnership (5/5/16)
 
 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

     
> 2012 Federal Research Update Webinar: Grantmaking Priorities and Processes (10/31/12)
 

US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)

     
> 2015 USAMRAA Update for the Federal Demonstration Partnership (1/12/15)
 
 

US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA)

     
> 2016 USDA/NIFA Update for the Federal Demonstration Partnership (5/5/16)
   
> USDA EPSCoR: Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement Grants (FASE) (12/10/14)
   
       

Policy and Long-term Research and Funding Priorities

     

Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative

     
> Overview, Funding Opportunities, News, and Progress      

BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative

     
    Participating agencies:
     

Cyber-Physical Systems Initiative

     
> Multi-agency FY 2017 Cyber-Physical Systems Initiative RFP
     

Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable

     
> 2016 GUIRR Update for the Federal Demonstration Partnership (5/5/16)
Slides    

National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

     
     

National Microbiome Initiative

     
     

National Robotics Initiative

     
> A Roadmap for US Robotics: From Internet to Robotics
> Contacts: NSF, NIH, USDA, NASA, DARPA, AFOSR, & DOE
> Multi-agency FY 2016 & 2017 National Robotics Initiative RPF
 
       

Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD)

     
     

Precision Medicine Initiative

     
     

President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

     
> Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing (10/27/14)
> Report on the National Nanotechnology Initiative - 5th Review (10/10/14)
> Transformation and Opportunity: The Future of the U.S. Research Enterprise (11/30/12)
> Report for the President on Agricultural Preparedness and the Agriculture Research Enterprise (12/5/12)

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

     
> Science, Technology, Innovation, and STEM Education Components of the President's FY 2017 Budget
Slides    
> Science and Technology Priorities for the FY 2016 Budget
Slides    
  • Improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
  • Broadening Participation in STEM
  • Strengthening the American STEM Workforce
  • Combating Climate Change
  • Promoting Open Data, Open Government, and Open Science 
  • Advancing Basic and Applied Science
  • Spurring Innovation
  • Protecting National Security and Building International Partnerships
  • Harnessing America’s Expertise
 
     

For more information about the U.S. government agencies and offices that make grants, see:

Grants.gov - Agencies that Provide Grants

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