Here's another federal opportunity --
The National Science Foundation requests proposals for the Sustainability Research Networks Competition. Through this competition, NSF, in partnership with other agencies, international efforts, and the private sector, aims to support members of the academic research community for projects which produce discoveries and knowledge that will inform decisions leading to environmental, energy, social and cultural sustainability. $36 million is expected to be available, with up to 4 awards anticipated.
Preliminary proposals are due December 1st, with final proposals due April 1st.
Visit NSF's webpage for more info and reference NSF 11-574.