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December 2008 (FY09)


December 2008

Wishing Everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

As always, please allow extra time for our office to assist you in processing your grant proposals to avoid unnecessary delays or missed deadlines.

REMINDER: Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Updates
  Updates from the Director

Our website has a couple of new tools for your use that you may find helpful: a calendar of approaching funding deadlines, and a free PDF converter. 

On our website, http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/, navigate to the “Tools and Resources” section on the left side of the page. There you will find the PDF converter. This is a totally free online service where you upload your document of any type to a web portal, and within minutes, you’ll receive your document back via e-mail as a PDF. Go directly to the PDF Online site at the following link to check it out: http://www.pdfonline.com/

The other new resource can be found on the left side of the home-page as well under “Funding Opportunities.” You can click on any of the highlighted dates and move immediately to the full associated funding opportunity and sponsor link. You can find this tool at the following URL:  http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/calendar09.html

 
Compliance Corner
 

Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP) Releases Guidance on 'Engaging' in Human Subjects Research

The Office for Human Research Protections has issued a new guidance document, "OHRP Guidance on Engagement of Institutions in Human Subjects Research." According to OHRP's Oct. 23 Federal Register notice, the document describes (1) scenarios that, in general, would result in an institution being considered engaged in a human subjects research project; (2) scenarios that would result in an institution being considered not engaged in a human subjects research project; and (3) IRB review considerations for cooperative research in which multiple institutions are engaged in the same nonexempt human subjects research project. The document finalizes the draft guidance that was made available for public comment in the Dec. 8, 2006, Federal Register.. It also replaces two existing OHRP guidance documents: "Engagement of Institutions in Research" dated Jan. 26, 1999, and "Engagement of Pharmaceutical Companies in HHS Supported Research" dated Dec. 23, 1999.

Link: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-25177.pdf

Pilot Process for Reporting COI via eRA Commons Announced

 

NIH has invited all Federal Demonstration Partnership institutions and a small sample of others to participate in a pilot of a new financial conflict of interest module in the eRA Commons. As part of the module, institutions can initiate and prepare FCOI reports, electronically submit reports and supporting documents, search and view FCOI reports previously submitted through the Commons, edit or rescind reports with NIH involvement, and access a history of these actions.

Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-001.html

 
News Items
  NIH Rolls Out Timeline for Grant Review Reforms

The National Institutes of Health announced a near-term schedule for instituting changes in its sprawling peer review system along the lines recommended this year by two internal task groups.  Preliminary plan and priorities for nest calendar year (2009-2010) include shortening grant applications and instituting improved feedback to applicants on their proposals.  To that end, NIH plans to:

  • NIH will debut a new 12-page research plan for research project grants (R01) – down from 25 pages – beginning with the January 2010 receipt dates.  The research plan will be more closely tied to review criteria.  Other types of grant applications will be shortened as well. 
  • New criteria-based scoring process will begin in May.  Reviewers will provide more detailed feedback through scores and critiques for each criterion in a structured summary statement. 
  • In 2009, streamlined applications will receive a preliminary score. 

NIH says it will also take steps to ensure peer review is fair and treats all applications the same regardless of the applicant’s career stage or discipline.  Changes also seek to avoid bias towards more conservative and proven approaches at the expense of innovation and originality.  For example:

  • NIH is considering separate percentiling of new and resubmitted applications and permitting one amended application.
  • The agency will establish an “Early Stage Investigator” designation.  In 2009, NIH will evaluate clustering ESI applications for review together.  The same approach will be considered for clinical research applications, which tend to receive lower scores. 
USDA - Full Speed Ahead with New Grant Programs

The Agriculture Department’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service announced it will invite grant applications early next year under a new Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.  The competitive grants program is designed to support local and regional training, education, outreach and technical assistance initiatives that address the needs of beginning farmers and ranchers.  The competition could provide as much as $18 million for the first round of awards. 

The USDA will also begin new major CSREES research activities, which are being folded into a new institute structure.  CSREES will give priority to project partnerships and collaborations led by or including nongovernment and community organizations with expertise in new agricultural producer training and outreach. 

Applicants will have a 60-day window to prepare and submit proposals, and find the 25% cash/in kind match required.  Grants may total up to $250,000 each for three years.  Applicants may select from a variety of areas, for example: helping beginners acquire land from retiring farmers and ranchers; providing them with an understanding of the impact of concentration and globalization; and teaching them how to get and manage agricultural credit.    
URL: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/business/reporting/stakeholder/new_09_programs.html

 
Funding Resources & Announcements - "HOT" LINKS
  Please visit the "funding sources" link at the following website for resource listings and searchable databases.

http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/fsources.html

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Selected Funding Opportunities
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY LINKS
 

The Organization for Autism Research

2009 Autism Research Competition

Compton Foundation
Grants in Peace & Security, Population, and Environment
Department of Education

NIDRR: Research Fellowships Program

The Energy Foundation
Grants for Research and Analysis on Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Education

James S. McDonnell Foundation
21st Century Science Initiative Research Awards
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Solar and Heliospheric Physics (ROSES)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Summer Seminars and Institutes
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
Historical & Cultural Organizations
Social Science Research on Japan

The National Institute of Justice

Data Resources Program 2009: Funding For the Analysis of Existing DNA
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Science, Technology, and Society
Increasing Participation of Women
2010 Project - To Determine the Function of All Genes in Arabidopsis Thaliana by the Year 2010
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships
Math & Science Partnership
The Tinker Foundation

Institutional Grants

The U.S. Agency for International Development & The Higher Education Development
Africa - U.S. Higher Education
The McCormick Foundation
Journalism Program
The Energy Department
University Research: Advanced Combustion
The National Institutes of Health

Shared Instrumentation

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
THE ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
  2009 Autism Research Competition
  • The Organization fro Autism Research requests proposals for the 2009 Autism Research Competition to fund studies that promise some direct benefit from learners with autism spectrum disorders, their families and related service providers, such as teachers, classroom aides, job coaches, speech pathologists, and psychologists.
  • Eligibility: Non-profit organizations and academic institutions.
  • Funding: Grants up to $30,000 for one to two years.
  • Web: http://www.researchautism.org/professionals/grants/application/index.asp
  • Deadline: April 3, 2009 for required pre-proposals
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
  Environmental Education
  • The Environmental Protection Agency invites applications to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. Proposals may address any of the following priority areas, but large applications for headquarters grants exceeding $125,000 must be more comprehensive in scope, and must support environmental education efforts over an entire state or multi-state area. Priorities are: Capacity Building; Education Reform; Community Stewardship; Health; Teaching Skills; Career Development. Anticipated outcomes include: promotion of environmental stewardship; increased environmental knowledge and public awareness of environmental issues as measured by pre-and post-training surveys; improved environmental literacy and improved scores on standardized achievement tests; improved teacher access to training and research on environmental topics and sustainable environmental education programs.
  • Eligibility: Any local education agency, college, university, state education or environmental agency, or nonprofit organization with 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status.
  • Funding: $3 million for 95 grants. Most grants will be in the $15,000 to $25,000 range. The grantee match is 25% of the total project cost. The project period is generally one year. Most grants are awarded by EPA regional offices. The maximum award is $50,000. For headquarters grants, the maximum is $200,000.
  • Web: http://www.grants.gov/search/basic.do (enter FON "EPA-EE-09-02")
  • Deadline: December 18, 2008
THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
  Solar and Heliospheric Physics
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration invites proposals under its Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) program for comprehensive study of solar and heliospheric areas. NASA invites non-flight supporting research and technology; and research conducted by experiment hardware carried as the primary payload on balloons, sounding rockets or as secondary payloads on flights. Research areas are the: solar interior; solar photosphere; solar chromosphere and corona; inner heliosphere; and outer heliosphere and the interstellar boundary. Techniques and activities include: development of instrument concepts; ground- and space-based observations; theory and/or modeling; data analysis; and laboratory research.
  • Eligibility: Higher education institutions, nonprofit research organizations, industry and government agencies.
  • Funding: $4.2 million for 33 awards. The project period is three or four years.
  • Web: http://www.grants.gov/search/basic.do (enter FON "NNH08ZDA001N"for the complete list of ROSES grant competitions)
  • Deadline: February 6, 2009
THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE HIGHER EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT
  Africa - U.S. Higher Education
  • The Higher Education Development collaborative and the U.S. Agency for International Development invite planning grant applications under a new initiative to fund partnerships between U.S. higher education institutions and African institutions. The awards are intended to support planning for long-term partnerships to strengthen the capacity of African higher education institutions in the areas of: agriculture, environment and natural resources; health; science and technology; engineering; education and teacher training/preparation; and business, management and economics.   

  • Eligibility: All higher education institutions.
  • Funding: 20 awards up to $50,000 each for five months.
  • Web: http://www.hedprogram.org/CurrentRFAs/tabid/66/Default.aspx
  • Deadline: February 2, 2009
THE MCCORMICK FOUNDATION
  Journalism Program
  • The McCormick Foundation provides support for news leadership, youth voices, free speech and journalism education. 

  • Eligibility: 501 (c) (3) organizations and educational institutions.
  • Funding: In 2006, the foundation provided $96 million in charitable donations.
  • Web: http://rrmtf.org/journalism/journalismguidelines.aspx
  • Deadline: May 1 , 2008 for letters of inquiry
THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT
 

University Research: Advanced Combustion

  • The Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory invites proposals for cost-shared projects focused on research and development of advanced combustion regimes and emission control, coupled with advanced gasoline or diesel-like fuels.  Applicants must designate which of two broad interest areas best fits the project: advanced combustion or efficient emission control devices. 

  • Eligibility: U.S. colleges, universities, and university-affiliated research institutions.
  • Funding: $7 million for new awards under the announcement. Funding will range from $600,000 to $3.6 million (including cost share, if applicable) for the total three-year project period.
  • Web: http://www.grants.gov/search/basic.do (enter FON "DE-PS26-09NT0001227-01")
  • Deadline: January 16, 2009
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
 

Historical & Cultural Organizations

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities invites applications to plan or support traveling or long-term museum exhibitions, library projects, interpretation of historic places and other project formats that engage audiences in exploring humanities issues.  NEH encourages projects that make innovative use of emerging technologies, for example, projects that create Web sites, involve virtual environments and virtual imaging, or use GIS mapping or other digital components. 

  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status, including public school, academic and research libraries, museums, disciplinary and professional associations, cultural institutions and higher education institutions. 
  • Funding: Typical awards are $40,000 for one-year planning grants; up to $400,000 for implementation grants for three years. 
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AHCO_PlanningGuidelines.html
  • Deadline: January 28, 2009

Summer Seminars and Institutes

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities provides funding for summer seminars and institutes to support national faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers that: extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics, texts and issues; enhance the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; build a community of inquiry and provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching; and promote effective links between teaching and research humanities.  Seminars and institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as six weeks.  

  • Eligibility: Any U.S. nonprofit organization with 510 (c) (3) tax exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and tribal governments.   
  • Funding: NEH anticipates that awards for seminars will range between $45,000 and $120,000 for a grant period of twelve months.  Awards for institutes range from $80,000 to $200,000 for a grant period of 15 months.   
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/seminars.html
  • Deadline: March 2, 2009

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities, in collaboration with the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association, solicits proposals to bring humanities public programming to libraries across the country.  The exhibition, ‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,’ based upon an original NCC-developed interactive exhibition of the same name, will be reformatted into a traveling exhibition for libraries. 

  • Eligibility: U.S. public, academic and special libraries with IRS tax-exempt status, as well as from state and local governmental agencies. 
  • Funding: $2,500 grant from NEH for exhibition-related expenses and for exhibition programming; the traveling exhibition for a six-week loan period (shipping cost included); exhibition brochures and posters; two banners that will travel to each site for display with the exhibition; educational support materials; insurance coverage for reasonable damages to the exhibition; both print and online site support resources with press materials, art, shipping and installation instructions, and suggestions for programming; and technical and programming support for the ALA Public Programs Office through the tour, including participation in an online discussion for tour sites.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/SGL_Lincoln.html
  • Deadline: January 30, 2009

Social Science Research on Japan

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities invites applications for innovative social science research on the modern Japanese political scene, economy, society and U.S.-Japan relations.  The program encourages innovative comparative and contemporary research that outs subjects in a wide regional and global context.  Disciplines include: anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology. 

  • Eligibility: U.S. citizens. Applicants must have completed formal education by the application deadline.
  • Funding: Fellowships cover uninterrupted periods lasting from six to twelve months at a stipend of $4,200 per month. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve month award period.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships-japan.html
  • Deadline: May 15, 2009
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
  Shared Instrumentation
  • The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources solicits applications to purchase or upgrade commercially available instruments for shared use by NIH-funded researchers.  Types of instruments supported include confocal and electron microscopes; biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers and DNA sequencers. 

  • Eligibility: Domestic for-profit and nonprofit public and private institutions and organizations.
  • Funding: $43 million for 125 awards. The maximum award is $500,000. Equipment must cost at least $100,000.
  • Web: http://www.grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-028.html
  • Deadline: March 23, 2009
THE COMPTON FOUNDATION
  Grants in Peace & Security, Population, and Environment
  • In a world that is increasingly interrelated, the Compton Foundation seeks to foster human and ecological security by addressing contemporary threats to these inalienable rights. The Foundation supports responsible stewardship that respects the rights of future generations to a balanced and healthy ecology, both personal and global, allowing for the full richness of human experience. The Foundation envisions a world in which humans live in harmony with each other, and in sustainable balance with the earth. To realize this vision, the Compton Foundation focuses most of its grantmaking in the areas of Peace & Security, Environment & Sustainability, and Population & Reproductive Health, with a special emphasis on projects that explore the interconnections between these categories. The Foundation seeks to foster positive and sustainable models of change in each of its three program areas. The Foundation believes that research and activism should inform each other, and that both perspectives are necessary for productive public debate and effective policy change. The Foundation actively encourages creative collaboration between agencies, institutions and/or foundations, and projects that advance human knowledge by connecting theory with practice.
  • Funding: The Compton Foundation granted $6.2 million to nonprofit organizations in 2006 and $5.1 million in 2007.
  • Web: http://www.comptonfoundation.org
  • Deadline: March 7, 2009
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
 

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships

  • The  National Science Foundation invites applications for Robert Noyce teaching scholarships - and new master teaching fellowships - designed to increase the number of K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts. The program provides scholarship and/or stipend and program support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals. Scholarship and stipend recipients must complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of support. In addition, the program supports: recruitment and development of NSF teaching fellows who receive salary supplements while fulfilling a four-year teaching requirement; and, development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements while teaching for five years in a high-need school district.
  • Eligibility: Higher education institutions/consortia; non-profits that have established consortia with higher education institutions. Only higher education institutions may compete for I3 funds.
  • Funding: $14 million for 16 to 24 awards, including 10 to 12 Noyce phase I awards (to institutions that have not been funded under the program or are requesting funding to support scholars from a department or academic unit that has not previously participated in an award); 2 to 4 phase II awards (to previous Noyce grantees with expiring awards); 2 to 4 Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship awards; and 2 to 4 teaching fellowship planning grants. In addition, up to $10 million is available for I3 awards across Education Directorate programs.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09513/nsf09513.htm
  • Deadline: March 10 for scholarship and fellowship proposals; February 24 & August 25 for I3 categories.

Math & Science Partnership

  • The National Science Foundation invites applications under a major research and development initiative that seeks to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science through higher education-school partnerships.  Types of projects are: Targeted Partnerships that focus on studying and solving teaching and learning issues within a grade range or at a critical juncture in education or within a specific disciplinary focus in math or science; Institute Partnerships-Teacher Institutes that focus on preparing teacher leaders/master teachers and school- or district-based intellectual leaders in math and science; MSP-Start Partnerships for awardees new to the program, especially minority-serving institutions and community colleges, to support partnership planning/development activities; Phase II Partnerships for prior awardees that focus on specific innovative areas of their work; Research, Evaluation, and Technical Assistance projects that directly support partnerships by conducting rigorous studies of MSP activities on student or teacher learning; and, Innovation through Institutional Integration projects that join existing related NSF-funded education grants.

  • Eligibility: Lead organizations for partnerships are higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations and consortia. For research projects, higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations and states, local and tribal organizations are eligible.  The lead principal investigator in a partnership project must be a mathematician, scientist, or engineer and a faculty member in math, science or engineering department in the higher education institution.  One or more co-PIs must be from the K-12 partner organizations.
  • Funding: $35 million in fiscal 2009 and 2010 for 15 to 24 grants.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09507/nsf09507.htm
  • Deadline: February 17 for institute partnerships, MSP-Start partnerships, phase II partnerships and research, evaluation and technical assistance projects; August 20 for targeted projects; and February 24 and August 25 for I3 projects.

Science, Technology, and Society

  • The National Science Foundation seeks proposals for projects that examine historical, philosophical and sociological questions that arise in connection with science, engineering and technology and their interactions with society.  NSF supports grants in the following categories: studies of ethics and values in science and technology; studies in the history and philosophy of science and technology; social studies of science and technology; and studies in policy on science and technology. 

  • Eligibility: Eligibility varies by type of support.
  • Funding: $9 million for 40 awards.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08553/nsf08553.htm
  • Deadline: February 1, 2009

Increasing the Participation of Women

  • The National Science Foundation seeks applications to develop systematic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.  PAID supports a wide range of activities, which may focus on all STEM disciplines, or selected fields and may have an international, state or local scope.  Activities include: adaptation and implementation of strategies that have been effective in other situations; and dissemination, including training on institutional transformation strategies and skill development for faculty; and research on gender in the academic STEM workforce.  

  • Eligibility: Colleges, universities and other organizations.  NSF specifically encourages proposals from undergraduate and teaching institutions, community colleges, minority-serving institutions, women’s colleges, and institutions serving persons with disabilities. 
  • Funding: $16 million over the two fiscal yeas 2009 and 2010. The project period is up to five years.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09504/nsf09504.htm
  • Deadline: Required letter of intent are due January 20; Full proposals are due February 24

2010 Project - To Determine the Function of All Genes in Arabidopsis Thaliana by the Year 2010

  • The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces its intention to continue support of research to determine the functions of all genes in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana by the year 2010. Individual investigators or groups of investigators will be supported to conduct creative and innovative, genome-wide or systems-level research designed to determine, using all available means, the functions of Arabidopsis genes. In the final two years, the Program will continue to support genome-wide analyses and research on biological networks using high throughput methods and integrating modeling with experimental data. Proposals are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following thematic areas: (1) metabolic biology, particularly relevant to energy capture and use; (2) adaptation to the environment, (3) multi-scale analysis of genome evolution and genetic systems, and (4) developing resources for genome-wide experimental approaches to determine gene function in Arabidopsis. Resource proposals will only be accepted in FY 2009.
  • Eligibility: Proposals are accepted only from US academic institutions, US non-profit research organizations including museums, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations in the US that are directly associated with educational or research activities, and consortia of such organizations with appropriate research and educational facilities. The eligibility criteria apply to both the main and sub-awardees.
  • Funding: $13 million for about 25 awards.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5337
  • Deadline: February 18, 2009
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  Transition to Teaching Grant Program
  • The Transition to Teaching program encourages (1) the development and expansion of alternative routes to full State teacher certification, as well as (2) the recruitment and retention of highly qualified mid-career professionals, recent college graduates who have not majored in education, and highly qualified paraprofessionals as teachers in high-need schools operated by high-need LEAs, including charter schools that operate as high-need LEAs. The Department has established two competitive preference priorities: (1) Partnerships or Consortia that Include a High-need LEA or a High-need SEA. (2) District Projects to Streamline Teacher Hiring Systems, Timelines, and Processes.
  • Eligibility: A State educational agency (SEA); a high-need local educational agency (LEA); a for-profit or nonprofit organization that has a proven record of effectively recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers, in a partnership with a high-need LEA or an SEA; an institution of higher education (IHE) in a partnership with a high-need LEA or an SEA; a regional consortium of SEAs; or a consortium of high-need LEAs.
  • Funding: The Administration has requested $43,707,000 for this program for FY 2009, of which the Department intends to use an estimated $7,000,000 for this competition.
  • Web: http://www.ed.gov/programs/transitionteach
  • Deadline: January 21, 2009
THE ENERGY FOUNDATION
  Grants for Research and Analysis on Energy
  • The Energy Foundation is a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world's energy problems. The Foundation's mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy - new technologies that are essential components of a clean energy future. The geographic focus is on the United States and China, the largest and fastest growing energy markets in the world. The Foundation's primary role is as a grantmaker, providing resources to the institutions that most effectively leverage change. The following program areas are currently available: Power, Buildings, Transportation, Climate, and the China Sustainable Energy Program.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations.
  • Funding: In 1999, 2000, and 2001, a total of 468 grants worth $45,250,716 were made to 166 organizations. See the Foundation's web site for recent listings of awardees.
  • Web: http://www.ef.org/
  • Deadline: Anytime
JAMES S. MCDONNELL FOUNDATION
  21st Century Science Initiative - Research Awards
  • 21st Century Research Awards are designed to support research projects with a high probability of generating new knowledge and insights. Projects submitted for funding consideration should be at an early, even preliminary stage of development, and should be intended to break new ground or to challenge commonly-held assumptions. Projects submitted should be sufficiently novel, cross-disciplinary, or heterodox so that they have a strong likelihood of influencing the development of new ways of thinking about important problems. 21st Century Research Awards provide adequate, flexible funding over a sufficient time period to allow investigators to pursue and develop innovative directions to their research programs.
  • Eligibility: JSMF funds internationally. Applications must be sponsored by a nonprofit institution. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply for 21st Century Research Awards. Applicants must have completed academic training and hold a position compatible with the pursuit of independent research. At most institutions this requirement corresponds to individuals at the assistant professor level and above. Senior scientists must explain, in detail, how they themselves (and not only their research assistants and post-doctoral fellows) will use the requested funds to pursue "break-out" research different from that which is ongoing in their laboratories.
  • Funding: A maximum of $450,000 total costs can be requested and the funds can be expended over a minimum of 3 years or a maximum of 6 years. Smaller amounts of money expended over shorter amounts of time may be requested to help investigators pursue pilot projects or test the feasibility of an experimental approach.
  • Web: http://www.jsmf.org/apply/index.htm
  • Deadline: March 17, 2009
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE
 

Data Resources Program 2009: Funding for the Analysis of Existing Data

 
  • NIJ is requesting proposals to replicate previous findings and conduct original research extending data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). NACJD houses quantitative and qualitative data from NIJ-funded research and provides online access to downloadable, machine-readable (SPSS, SAS, or ASCII) files as well as data dictionaries, study abstracts and, in limited cases, MapInfo or ESRI geographic data. The archive is maintained by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan and is supported by NIJ.
  • Eligibility: In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, States (including territories), local governments (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions), nonprofit and profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals.
  • Funding: NIJ anticipates that up to a total of $35,000 may become available for an award made through this solicitation.
  • Web: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/funding/current.htm
  • Deadline: January 21, 2009
THE TINKER FOUNDATION
  Institutional Grants
 
  • Tinker Foundation institutional grants are awarded to organizations and institutions that promote the interchange and exchange of information within the community of those concerned with the affairs of Spain, Portugal, Ibero-America and Antarctica. (For the Foundation's purposes, Ibero-America is defined as the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere.) Programmatically, the Foundation funds projects addressing environmental policy, economic policy or governance issues. Projects should have a strong public policy component, offer innovative solutions to problems facing these regions, and incorporate new mechanisms for addressing these programmatic areas. Activities may include, but are not limited to, research projects and conferences related to the Foundation's areas of interest. The Foundation encourages collaboration between organizations in the United States and Iberia or Latin America and among institutions in those regions.
  • Funding: In 2008, about 23 grants were made, ranging from $25,000 to $150,000.
  • Web: http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/tinker/institu.html
  • Deadline: March 1, 2009
 

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Office Directory
 

John Hulvey, Director of Sponsored Programs Administration and Accounting
MSC 5728, JMAC-6, Suite 26
hulveyjd@jmu.edu
x8-3725

Sponsored Programs Administration:
Pre-Award & Post-Award (Non-fiscal)

www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/
jmu_grants@jmu.edu
JMAC-6, Suite 26
MSC 5728

Phone: 568-6872; Fax: 568-6240

Sponsored Programs Accounting :
Post-Award (Grants & Contracts)

www.jmu.edu/acadaffairs/grant.shtml
JMAC-6, Suite 30
MSC 5713
Phone: 568-4623; Fax: 568-2397


Tamara Hatch, Associate Director
hatchtt@jmu.edu
x8-2350

Sally Dickenson, Grants Specialist
dickensr@jmu.edu
x8-2336

Whitney Keister, Grants Specialist
keistejw@jmu.edu
x8-3558

Carolyn Strong, Research Coordinator
IRB & IACUC Contact
strongcd@jmu.edu
x8-2318

Amanda Brown , Executive Assistant
brown2aw@jmu.edu
x8-6872 or x8-4623


Donna Crumpton
, Financial Administrator
crumptdl@jmu.edu
x8-8099

Brenda Seifried, Financial Administrator
wilburbc@jmu.edu
x8-8-2314

Kyra Shiflet, Financial Administrator
shiflekl@jmu.edu
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Sponsored Programs Administration & Accounting
December 2008