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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
14-7479
Description:

The BMMB Program supports fundamental research in biomechanics and mechanobiology. An emphasis is placed on multiscale mechanics approaches in the study of organisms that integrate across molecular, cell, tissue, and organ domains. The influence of in vivo mechanical forces on cell and matrix biology in the histomorphogenesis, maintenance, regeneration, and aging of tissues is an important concern. In addition, the relationships between mechanical behavior and extracellular matrix composition and organization are of interest. Funded projects may include theoretical, computational, and experimental approaches. The program encourages the consideration of diverse living tissues as smart materials that are self-designing.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2015 – September 15, 2015
September 1 – September 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window: February 1, 2016 – February 16, 2016
February 1 – February 15, Annually Thereafter

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
15-569
Description:

With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one’s first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will award grants to initiate the course of one’s independent research. Understanding the critical role of establishing that independence early in one’s career, it is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD.

One may not yet have received any other grants or contracts in the Principal Investigator (PI) role from any department, agency, or institution of the federal government, including from the CAREER program or any other program, post-PhD, regardless of the size of the grant or contract, with certain exceptions noted in the document. Serving as co-PI, Senior Personnel, Postdoctoral Fellow, or other Fellow does not count against this eligibility rule. Grants, contracts, or gifts from private companies or foundations; state, local, or tribal governments; or universities do not count against this eligibility rule. The new FAQs reflect these changes.

It is expected that these funds will allow the new CISE Research Initiation Initiative PI to support one or more graduate students for up to two years. Faculty at undergraduate and two-year institutions may use funds to support undergraduate students, and may use the additional RUI designation (which requires inclusion of a RUI Impact Statement) — see this link for additional information. In addition, submissions from all institutions may use funds for postdoctoral scholars, travel, and/or research equipment.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Deadline: August 10, 2016, then the second Wednesday in August, Annually Thereafter.
(due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time)

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
16-7564
Description:

The Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) program is intended to spur visionary systems-oriented activities in collaborative, multidisciplinary, and integrative research. CCSS supports systems research in hardware, signal processing techniques, and architectures to enable the next generation of cyber-physical systems (CPS) that leverage computation, communication, and algorithms integrated with physical domains. CCSS offers new challenges at all levels of systems integration to address future societal needs. CCSS supports innovative research and integrated educational activities in micro- and nano-systems, communications systems, and cyber-physical systems. The goal is to design, develop, and implement new complex and hybrid systems at all scales, including nano, micro, and macro, that lead to innovative engineering principles and solutions for a variety of application domains including, but not limited to, healthcare, medicine, environmental monitoring, communications, disaster mitigation, homeland security, transportation, manufacturing, energy, and smart buildings. CCSS also supports integration technologies at both intra-and inter-chip levels, new and advanced radio frequency (RF), millimeter wave and optical wireless and hybrid communications systems architectures, and sensing and imaging at terahertz (THz) frequencies.


Proposals for the CCSS program may involve collaborative research to capture the breadth of expertise needed for such multidisciplinary integrative activities. ECCS will consider supporting a limited number of small team proposals of three or more Investigators from different disciplines and/or universities.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Window: October 1, 2016 – November 1, 2016
October 1 – November 1, Annually Thereafter
Supplement Deadline Date: April 1, 2017
REU/RET Supplements
April 1, Annually Thereafter

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
PD 12-8084
Description:

Advanced computational infrastructure and the ability to perform large-scale simulations and accumulate massive amounts of data have revolutionized scientific and engineering disciplines. The goal of the CDS&E program is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for major scientific and engineering breakthroughs through new computational and data analysis approaches. The intellectual drivers may be in an individual discipline or they may cut across more than one discipline in various Directorates. The key identifying factor is that the outcome relies on the development, adaptation, and utilization of one or more of the capabilities offered by advancement of both research and infrastructure in computation and data, either through cross-cutting or disciplinary programs.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2015 – November 2, 2015
All proposals to the Division of Materials Research
September 1 – October 31, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015
All proposals to the Division of Chemistry – Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods
September 1 – September 30, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window: September 15, 2015 – November 16, 2015
All proposals to the Division of Astronomical Sciences – Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants
September 15 – November 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window: October 1, 2015 – November 2, 2015
All proposals to the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
October 1 – October 31, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window: October 1, 2015 – November 2, 2015
All proposals to the Division of Chemistry – Chemical Measurement and Imaging
October 1 – October 31, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window: October 1, 2015 – November 2, 2015
All proposals to the Directorate for Engineering – Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, and Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems
October 1 – October 31, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 2, 2015
All proposals to the Division of Astronomical Sciences – Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation
November 1, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window: November 25, 2015 – December 9, 2015
All proposals to the Division of Mathematical Sciences
November 25 – December 9, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date: December 3, 2015
All proposals to the Division of Physics
First Thursday in December, Annually Thereafter

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
10-1271
Description:

Supports mathematical research in areas of science where computation plays a central and essential role, emphasizing design, analysis, and implementation of numerical methods and algorithms, and symbolic methods. The prominence of computation with analysis of the computational approach in the research is a hallmark of the program. Proposals ranging from single-investigator projects that develop and analyze innovative computational methods to interdisciplinary team projects that not only create and analyze new mathematical and computational techniques but also use/implement them to model, study, and solve important application problems are encouraged.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Window: November 16, 2015 – December 1, 2015
November 16 – December 1, Annually Thereafter

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
14-562
Description:

With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one’s first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will award grants to initiate the course of one’s independent research. Understanding the critical role of establishing that independence early in one’s career, it is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first two years in an academic position after the PhD. One may not yet have received any other grants in the Principal Investigator (PI) role from any institution or agency, including from the CAREER program or any other award post-PhD. Serving as co-PI, Senior Personnel, Post-doctoral Fellow, or other Fellow does not count against this eligibility rule. It is expected that these funds will allow the new CISE Research Initiation Initiative PI to support one or more graduate students for up to two years.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Deadline Date: September 30, 2015
Last Wednesday in September, Annually Thereafter

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
14-597
Description:

CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.

Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, listed below with submission window date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):

Deadline(s):

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):

January 02, 2015 – January 14, 2015
January 2 – January 14, Annually Thereafter
SMALL Projects

September 02, 2015 – September 21, 2015
September 2 – September 19, Annually Thereafter
MEDIUM Projects

November 04, 2015 – November 19, 2015
November 4 – November 19, Annually Thereafter
LARGE Projects

Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:
Small Projects – up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
Medium Projects – $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
Large Projects – $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
14-598
Description:

CISE’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

  • The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program;
  • The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and
  • The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.
Deadline(s):

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):

January 02, 2015 – January 14, 2015
January 2 – January 14, Annually Thereafter
SMALL Projects

September 02, 2015 – September 21, 2015
September 2 – September 19, Annually Thereafter
MEDIUM Projects

November 04, 2015 – November 19, 2015
November 4 – November 19, Annually Thereafter
LARGE Projects

Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:
Small Projects – up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
Medium Projects – $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
Large Projects – $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
12-8086
Description:

The Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS) program supports fundamental research intended to lead to new paradigms of design, development, and insertion of advanced engineering material systems. Fundamental research that develops and creatively integrates theory, processing/manufacturing, data/informatics, experimental, and/or computational approaches with rigorous engineering design principles, approaches, and tools to enable the accelerated design and development of materials is welcome.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2015 – September 15, 2015
September 1 – September 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window: February 1, 2016 – February 16, 2016
February 1 – February 15, Annually Thereafter

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
PD 15-7569
Description:

The Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) program supports fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of dynamic systems, including development of new analytical, computational and experimental tools, and novel applications to engineered and natural systems. Dynamics is the science of systems that change in time. Control concerns the use of external influences to produce desired dynamic behaviors. Systems diagnostics concerns the use of observation to infer information about a dynamic system. Objectives of the DCSD program are the discovery of new phenomena and the investigation of innovative methods and applications in dynamics, control and diagnostics. The intellectual merit of proposals submitted to the DCSD program will be evaluated on the basis of fundamental innovation in foundational areas, on alignment with the core disciplines of the CMMI Division, and on potential for transformative impact within and across disciplinary boundaries.

Research topics of current interest include, but are not limited to, complex dynamical and structural systems; fundamental studies on stability, phase transitions, and wave propagation in complex and non-local media; integrity monitoring, reliability and safety of complex or stochastic engineered systems; unconventional applications of control; control and diagnostics of complex, distributed, interconnected and/or constrained systems; and control concepts inspired by nature. The DCSD Program does not fund fundamental research relating to sensing modalities or sensor development. Proposals offering fundamental research on sensing modalities should be submitted to the Communications, Circuits and Sensing Systems (CCSS) program or the Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) program in the ECCS Division.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2015 – September 15, 2015
September 1 – September 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window: February 1, 2016 – February 16, 2016
February 1 – February 15, Annually Thereafter

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Agency:
National Institutes of Health
Funding Locator:
PA-14-001
Description:

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund exploratory and developmental research grants that will contribute to the evidence base of how health IT improves health care quality. This FOA supports the use of a wide variety of research designs in order to generate information regarding the design and development, implementation, use, or impact of health IT on quality. Depending on the research design and intent of the project, applicants may receive support for: (1) pilot and feasibility or self-contained health IT research projects; (2) secondary data analysis of health IT research; or (3) economic (prospective or retrospective) analyses of a health IT project. Each grant application must clearly state which type of the three types of studies is being proposed.

This FOA is focused on five research areas of interest that are needed to support health care quality and are considered part of a continuous quality improvement process. The five research areas of interest for this FOA are:

  1. Design
  2. Implementation
  3. Use
  4. Impact on outcomes
  5. Measurement

Each application must clearly state at least one primary research area to be addressed.

Deadline(s):

February 16, June 16, & October 16 Annually

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Agency:
National Institutes of Health
Funding Locator:
14-156
Description:

The goal of this program announcement is to support the extended development, maintenance, testing, evaluation, hardening and dissemination of existing biomedical software. The NIH is interested in promoting a broad base of research and development of technologies in biomedical computing, informatics, and Big Data Science that will support rapid progress in areas of scientific opportunity in biomedical research. It is expected that this research and development is conducted in the context of important biomedical and behavioral research problems and that domain researchers are consulted to make sure that the software is relevant to users. As such, applications are intended to develop enabling technologies that could apply to the interests of most NIH Institutes and Centers and range from basic biomedicine and including research to all relevant organ systems and diseases. Major themes of research include collaborative environments; data integration; analysis and modeling methodologies; and novel computer science and statistical approaches. New opportunities are also emerging as large and complex data sets are becoming increasingly available to the research community. The proposed work should apply best practices and proven methods for software design, construction, and implementation to extend the applicability of existing technologies in biomedical computing, informatics and big data science to a broader biomedical research community.

Deadline(s):

February 5, June 5, & October 5, Annually

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
15-520
Description:

Comprehensive understanding of life and how and why it changes over time depends on knowledge of the phylogeny (evolutionary relationships) of living and extinct organisms. The goals of the Genealogy of Life (GoLife) program are to resolve the phylogenetic history of all life’s diverse forms and to integrate this genealogical architecture with underlying organismal and environmental data.

The ultimate vision of this program is an open access, comprehensive Genealogy of Life that will provide the comparative framework necessary for testing questions in systematics, evolutionary biology, ecology, and other fields. Strategic integration of this genealogy of life with data layers from genomic, phenotypic, spatial, ecological and temporal data will produce an extensive synthesis of biodiversity and evolutionary sciences. The resulting knowledge infrastructure will enable synthetic research on biological dynamics throughout the history of life on Earth, within current ecosystems, and for predictive modeling of the future evolution of life.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):
Fourth Wednesday in March, Annually

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
14-596
Description:

CISE’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program; The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.
Proposals in the area of computer graphics and visualization may be submitted to any of the three core programs described above.

Deadline(s):

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):

September 10, 2015 – September 16, 2015

September 10 – September 16, Annually Thereafter

MEDIUM Projects
September 18, 2015 – September 24, 2015

September 18 – September 24, Annually Thereafter

LARGE Projects
November 04, 2015 – November 18, 2015

November 4 – November 18, Annually Thereafter

SMALL Projects

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
15-504
Description:

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation’s institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use. Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):

January 13, 2016
Second Wednesday in January, Annually Thereafter

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
14-1630
Description:

The Mechanics of Materials program supports fundamental research on the behavior of solid materials and respective devices under external actions. A diverse and interdisciplinary spectrum of research is supported with emphasis placed on fundamental understanding that i) advances theory, experimental, and/or computational methods in Mechanics of Materials, and/or ii) uses contemporary Mechanics of Materials methods to address modern challenges in material and device mechanics and physics. Proposed research can focus on existing or emerging material systems across time and length scales.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2015 – September 15, 2015
September 1 – September 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Window: February 1, 2016 – February 16, 2016
February 1 – February 15, Annually Thereafter

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
15-527
Description:

The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries. RCN provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, including international partnerships, and address interdisciplinary topics. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, and development of community standards for data and meta-data are especially encouraged. RCN awards are not meant to support existing networks; nor are they meant to support the activities of established collaborations. RCN awards do not support primary research. RCN supports the means by which investigators can share information and ideas, coordinate ongoing or planned research activities, foster synthesis and new collaborations, develop community standards, and in other ways advance science and education through communication and sharing of ideas.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):

March 02, 2015
RCN-UBE & UBE Incubator Track

January 06, 2016
RCN-UBE & UBE Incubator Track

January 04, 2017
RCN UBE & UBE Incubator Track

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):
Proposals Accepted Anytime

General (non-targeted) RCN proposals should be submitted to a particular program according to the program’s submission dates. PIs are encouraged (for CISE required) to discuss suitability of an RCN topic with the P.O.s that manage the appropriate program.

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Agency:
Department of the Air Force
Funding Locator:
BAA-AFOSR-2014-0001
Description:

AFOSR plans, coordinates, and executes the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) basic research program in response to technical guidance from AFRL and requirements of the Air Force; fosters, supports, and conducts research within Air Force, university, and industry laboratories; and ensures transition of research results to support U.S. Air Force needs.
The focus of AFOSR is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in five scientific Departments: Dynamical Systems and Control (RTA), Quantum and Non-Equilibrium Processes (RTB), Information, Decision and Complex Networks (RTC), Complex Materials and Devices (RTD), and Energy, Power and Propulsion (RTE).

Deadline(s):

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
15-602
Description:

As part of NSF’s Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) seeks to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE areas of study. Successful proposals will, within the financial resources provided by the award, construct such databases and/or relevant analytic techniques and produce a finished product that will enable new types of data-intensive research. The databases or techniques should have significant impacts, either across multiple fields or within broad disciplinary areas, by enabling new types of data-intensive research in the SBE sciences.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 29, 2016; February 27, 2017.

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
14-599
Description:

Cyberspace has transformed the daily lives of people for the better. The rush to adopt cyberspace, however, has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities: corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have been victims of cyber-attacks. In December 2011, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) with the cooperation of NSF issued a broad, coordinated Federal strategic plan for cybersecurity research and development to “change the game,” minimize the misuses of cyber technology, bolster education and training in cybersecurity, establish a science of cybersecurity, and transition promising cybersecurity research into practice. This challenge requires a dedicated approach to research, development, and education that leverages the disciplines of mathematics and statistics, the social sciences, and engineering together with the computing, communications and information sciences.

Proposers are invited to submit proposals in four project classes, listed below with submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time). For more information, see NSF announcement.

Deadline(s):

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):

December 4 – December 19, Annually Thereafter
CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION Projects

January 2 – January 14, Annually Thereafter
SMALL Projects

September 02, 2015 – September 21, 2015
September 2 – September 19, Annually Thereafter
MEDIUM Projects

November 04, 2015 – November 19, 2015
November 4 – November 19, Annually Thereafter
LARGE Projects

Proposals may be submitted in one of the following three categories (plus Cybersecurity Education; see below):

Small projects: up to $500,000 in total budget, with durations of up to three years
Medium projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 in total budget, with durations of up to four years
Large projects: $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 in total budget, with durations of up to five years
Cybersecurity Education: total budgets limited to $300,000 and durations of up to two years.

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding Locator:
13-543
Description:

The purpose of this program is 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.

Deadline(s):

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):

October 10, Annually Thereafter
Exploratory (EXP) Proposals

December 10, Annually Thereafter
Integrative (INT) Proposals

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