In this space we provide information on new funding opportunities that are relevant to the MBDH community. Unless otherwise specified, these opportunities are not affiliated with the Midwest Hub. Contact the funding agency directly with questions about the solicitations.

Contact the MBDH ( if you would like to request a Letter of Collaboration or otherwise wish to include MBDH participation in a proposal.

NSF: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) (18-572)
Full proposals due: anytime (SaTC program went no-deadline in 2018)
The SaTC program has multiple sizes and tracks.

NSF DCL: “Supporting Research at the Intersection of Agricultural Science, Big Data, Informatics, and Smart Communities” (jointly with USDA/NIFA)
Proposal types and due dates vary
Proposals can be routed through one of three programs: Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS); Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs—Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC)

NSF Convergence Accelerator RFI (19-065) – Follow-on process to suggest future funding tracks to the C-Accel pilot program. Workshop funding also available. RFI responses and workshop proposals both due 6/24.

NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontiers (19-572) – Center-scale projects around security and privacy. LOIs due 7/5, full proposals due 9/30.

NIH: Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) (via VHA & NCI) (NOT-CA-19-034)
Full proposals due: July 19, 2019
Post-doc training program; “The primary goal of BD-STEP is to help develop a next generation of researchers who will be capable of using large clinical and research data sets to efficiently and effectively advance cancer research.”

NSF: Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) (19-564)
LOIs due August 6; full proposals due September 6, 2019

NSF: Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) (19-501)
LOIs due October 30, 2019; full proposals due January 31, 2020

NSF: Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) (19-548)
Full proposals due: November 1, 2019

NSF Critical-Zone Collaborative Network (19-586) – Successor to the Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) program. Full proposals due 12/2.