ROSES 2012: Earth Science Applications: Ecological Forecasting for Conservation and Natural Resource Management—NASA’s Earth Science Division Applied Sciences Program solicits proposals that develop and demonstrate innovative and practical applications of Earth observations, models, visualizations, and other Earth science and geospatial products in decision-support activities related to ecological forecasting for conservation and natural resource management. This solicitation will initially support one-year feasibility studies of potential applications. NASA will then down-select and continue support for a subset of these applications in subsequent, three-year projects. The sponsor will make between 10 to 20 awards for Stage 1 and between 5 to 10awards for Stage 2. The expected program budget is $2M in Stage 1 (one year) and $6M in Stage 2 ($2M per year for three years). Deadline Date: 04/18/13. SPIN Program # 31845.
Smart and Connected Health (SCH)—NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering invites applications to develop next generation health care solutions and encourage existing and new research communities to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health, such as sensor technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, decision support systems, modeling of behavioral and cognitive processes, as well as system and process modeling. Effective solutions must satisfy a multitude of constraints arising from clinical/medical needs, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavioral change, heterogeneity of data, semantic mismatch and limitations of current cyberphysical systems. Such solutions demand multidisciplinary teams ready to address technical, behavioral and clinical issues ranging from fundamental science to clinical practice. Funding is anticipated to range from $250,000 total cost per year for up to three years to $500,0000 total cost per year for up to four years. Deadline Date: Multiple Deadlines of 8-May-2013; 03-Jun-2013; 10-Oct-2013; 10-Dec-2013. SPIN Program # 32061.
Petridish.org: Engaging the Public with Science– Petridish (http://www.petridish.org/ ) is a new way for scientists to showcase their research to the public, and for the public to show recognition to innovative researchers. The public can back favorite projects with donations and in exchange, researchers will provide insider updates on their progress, acknowledgements and unique rewards. Projects will only be funded if they reach their goal before the deadline set by the researcher.