Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Immunology grants will support stem cell research in multicolor flow cytometry

Immunology grants will support stem cell research in multicolor flow cytometry

Jun 18, 2010

San Diego-- BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) will further expand its Research Grant program, adding $100,000 worth of reagents, cell culture tools and labware to support promising stem cell research inmulticolor flow cytometry, as well as cell signaling, cancer research, immune function, infectious diseases and neuroscience.

The focus of the new stem cell research grants is to support the continuing study of embryonic, adult and induced pluripotent stem cells to improve the understanding of both normal and disease processes.

"Even though the peak of the economic crisis appears to already have been reached, life scientists in the United States are still in desperate need for resources to keep their research projects alive," said Robert Balderas, Vice President of Biological Sciences, BD Biosciences. "BD Biosciences is proud to do its part to help advance some of the most promising stem cell and immunology research that could one day help cure or prevent disease."

When added to the existing $140,000 allocated to support immunology research, this new funding will bring the total annual support amount to $240,000, which will be distributed via 24 individual grants of BD Biosciences research reagents, cell culture tools and labware valued at $10,000 each.

Additional information about the grant program, including the application process and deadlines, is available

Courtesy OptoIQ

Thursday, April 15, 2010

TIP Announces 2010 Competition

The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it is seeking proposals for high-risk, high-reward research projects in the area of Critical National Need: Manufacturing. Based on FY 2010 funds, TIP expects to award a total of approximately $25 million in first-year funding for R&D projects that address "Manufacturing and Biomanufacturing: Materials Advances and Critical Processes."

For detailed information on the announced competition, including submission requirements, deadlines and the scope of the Critical National Need topic area, see the Federal Funding Opportunity at, the Federal Register Notice at or the TIP Web site at

TIP supports, promotes, and accelerates innovation in the United States through funding high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need. The merit-based competitive program can fund cost-shared R&D projects by single small-sized or medium-sized businesses and joint ventures that additionally may include institutions of higher education, non-profit research organizations and national laboratories. TIP awards are limited to no more than $3 million total over three years for a single company project and no more than $9 million total over five years for a joint venture. TIP was established by the 2007 America COMPETES Act.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

NSF: Proposals for the Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization program

The Directorate for Biological Sciences invites proposals for the Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization program. The program supports the development of instrumentation and technologies to generate and to interpret biological images quantitatively in real time while also making the tools as accessible and as user-friendly as possible for the community at large. Selected proposals will be required to participate in the NSF Ideas Lab scheduled May 24 to 28. Up to 10 awards may be made from total funding of $5 million. Eligibility is unrestricted. Preliminary proposals are due April 12. More information regarding NSF 10-538 is available at:

Courtesy ERAU Grant Opportunities Update

Army Contracting Command: High-temperature diode pumped laser igniter assembly

On or about Feb 18, the Army Contracting Command Joint Munitions & Lethality Contracting Center will request proposals to develop a manufacturing process for a high-temperature diode pumped laser igniter assembly for artillery. Limited details regarding W15QKN-10-R-0202 are available at: Once posted, the solicitation will be available at: ERAU Grant Opportunities Update

DARPA: Proposals to advance the production of Gradient Index (GRIN) lenses

DARPA invites research proposals to advance the production of Gradient Index (GRIN) lenses from Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 to Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 8. Proposed R&D should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary and fundamental advances in the design and fabrication of 3-dimensional GRIN lenses with arbitrary design flexibility for both imaging and non-imaging systems. Eligibility is open; however, there are conditions on FFRDCs and federal government entities. Multiple awards are anticipated. Proposals are due Mar 18. More information regarding DARPA-BAA-10-31 is available at:

Courtesy ERAU Grant Opportunities Update

Saturday, January 2, 2010

OSA: DARPA Seeks Low-Cost Lightweight Portable Photovoltaics

(Applications Due: April 21, 2010)

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting proposals for its Low-Cost Lightweight Portable Photovoltaics program. The program is seeking "innovative research proposals in the area of photovoltaic power sources that excel in efficiency, portability, flexibility, durability, and ease of manufacture." Applications are due by April 21, 2010.

From "Low-Cost Lightweight Portable Photovoltaics (PoP)" Federal Business Opportunities (11/12/09)

Courtesy Optical Society of America (Photonics R&D Insider)