|DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Detector Research Program (DE-PS02-08ER08-31)
- The Office of High Energy Physics of the Office of Science (SC), U.S.
Department of Energy, announces its interest in receiving grant applications
for support under its Advanced Detector Research Program. The purpose
of this program is to support the development of the new detector technologies
needed to perform future high energy physics experiments. Applicants
are welcome to collaborate with researchers in other institutions, such
as universities, industry, non-profit organizations, federal laboratories
and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), which
include the DOE National Laboratories.
- Eligibility: Applications should be from investigators
who are currently involved in experimental high energy physics, and
should be submitted through a U.S. academic institution.
- Funding: It is anticipated that approximately $550,000
will be available for new projects in Fiscal Year 2009, subject to availability
of appropriated funds. The number of awards will depend on the number
of meritorious applications and the availability of appropriated funds.
Multiple year grants should be requested if the project cannot be completed
in one year. A maximum of three years will be considered. Out-year funding
will be provided on an annual basis subject to availability of funds.
- Deadline: November 15, 2008 optional letters
of intent, December 2, 2008 applications
Office of Nuclear Physics
Outstanding Junior Investigator Program (DE-PS02-08ER08-28)
- The Office of Nuclear Physics of the Office of Science (SC), U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE), invites grant applications for support under
the Outstanding Junior Investigator (OJI) Program in nuclear physics.
The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual
programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers.
- Eligibility: Applications should be from tenure-track
faculty who are currently involved in experimental or theoretical nuclear
physics research, the U.S. Nuclear Data Program (USNDP) or accelerator
physics research related to nuclear physics projects, and should be
submitted through a U.S. academic institution. Applicants must be no
more than ten (10) years beyond the Ph.D. at the deadline for the application.
- Web: http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/FAPN08-33.html
- Deadline: October 30, 2008 optional letters
of intent; December 1, 2008 applications
High Energy Physics Outstanding
Junior Investigator Program (DE-PS02-08ER08-28)
- The Office of High Energy Physics of the Office of Science, U.S. Department
of Energy, announces its interest in receiving grant applications for
support under its Outstanding Junior Investigator (OJI) Program. The
purpose of this program is to support the development of individual
research programs by outstanding scientists early in their careers.
Awards made under this program will help to maintain the vitality of
university research and assure continued excellence in the teaching
- Eligibility: Applications should be from tenure-track
faculty investigators or junior scientists in equivalent positions in
national laboratories who are currently involved in experimental or
theoretical high energy physics or accelerator physics research, and
should be submitted through a U.S. academic institution or national
- Funding: It is anticipated that approximately $750,000
will be available for new projects in Fiscal Year 2009. The number of
awards will depend on the number of applications received and selected
for award, the availability of appropriated funds and the size of the
awards. Last year a total of $750,000 was distributed among ten awards.
Awards are made for up to five years or until the award recipient receives
tenure (or equivalent status at a national laboratory), whichever comes
first, provided the research progress satisfies periodic peer reviews.
- Web: http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/FAPN08-28.html
- Deadline: November 5, 2008
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
||Forecasting Ecosystem Services From Wetland Condition
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3
Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop,
design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability
of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific
principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability.
The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability
by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of
the planet, and improved quality of life for its people-- people, prosperity,
and the planet - the three pillars of sustainability. The EPA offers
the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the
world while moving towards the goal of sustainability. Please see the P3 website (http://www.epa.gov/P3
) for more details about this program.
- Eligibility: Public nonprofit institutions/organizations
(limited to degree-granting public institutions of higher education)
and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (limited to degree-granting
private institutions of higher education) located in the U.S. are eligible
- Funding: About $950,000 total for all awards -- approximately
50 awards for Phase I; approximately 6 awards for Phase II.
- Web: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2009/2009_p3.html
- Deadline: December 23, 2008
|THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
||Plant Genome Research Program
- The overall goals of this program are to support basic research in
plant genomics and to accelerate the acquisition and utilization of
new knowledge and innovative approaches to elucidating fundamental biological
processes in plants. The focus is on plants of economic importance and
plant processes of potential economic value. Four kinds of activity
will be supported in FY 2009: (1) Genome-Enabled Plant Research (GEPR)
awards to tackle major unanswered questions in plant biology on a genome-wide
scale; (2) Transferring Research from Model Systems (TRMS) to apply
basic biological findings made using model systems to studying the basic
biology of plants of economic importance; (3) Tools and Resources for
Plant Genome Research (TRPGR) awards to support development of novel
technologies and analysis tools to enable discovery in plant genomics;
and (4) Heterosis Challenge Grants (HCG) to support testing of hypotheses
for the mechanism(s) of heterosis in plants.
- Eligibility: Proposals may only be submitted by U.S.
academic institutions, U.S. non-profit research organizations including
museums, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations
in the U.S. that are directly associated with educational or research
activities, and consortia of only the eligible organizations listed
- Funding: $16 million for 15-25 awards.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5338
- NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf08607
- Deadline: January 20, 2008
Political Science Program
- The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances
knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics.
Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually
precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive
areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics,
comparative government and politics, international relations, political
behavior, political economy, and political institutions.
- Eligibility: Applicants must be from nonprofit academic
institutions by a Ph.D./M.D. or other professional.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418
- Deadline: January 15, 2009, August 15, 2009
Decision, Risk, and Management Science (DRMS)
- The Decision, Risk, and Management Science program supports scientific
research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness
of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society.
Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research,
and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making;
decision and analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception,
and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management
- Eligibility: Applicants must be a Ph.D./M.D./Other
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423
- Deadline: January 18, 2009, August 18, 2009
Major Research Instrumentation (MRS) Program - NSF
- The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program is designed to increase
access to scientific and engineering equipment for research and research
training in our nation's organizations of higher education, research
museums, and nonprofit research organizations. This program seeks to
improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training
in science and engineering, and to foster the integration of research
and education by providing instrumentation for research-intensive learning.
Internal coordination required. An organization may submit or be included
as a partner or subawardee in no more than three proposals. If an organization
submits or is included as a partner or subawardee in three proposals,
at least one of the three proposals must be for instrument development.
- Eligibility: Proposals may be submitted by the following
organizations: U.S. colleges, universities, and organizations of higher
education, U.S. independent research museums, U.S. independent nonprofit
research organizations, all of which are located in the U.S. and its
territories [including consortia whose members consist only of organizations
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08503/nsf08503.htm
- Anticipated Deadlines: December 21, 2008 letter of intent
required only for acquisition requests between $2 million and $4 million,
January 24, 2009
|THE EARTHWATCH INSTITUTE
||Request for Research Proposals
- The institute supports scholarly field research worldwide in the biological,
physical, social and cultural sciences. The priority research areas are climate
change, oceans, sustainable cultures, and sustainable resource management.
The institute provides scientists with the funding and labor they need
in the form of motivated, dedicated, paying volunteers. This funding
model enables the institute to support research in a variety of disciplines.
- Eligibility: Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, or researchers
with equivalent scholarship or commensurate life experience are eligible
- Funding: Per capita grants average $850, and the average project
grant averages between $17,000 and $51,000 for one full season.
- Web: http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutus/research/scientistopps/re
- Deadline: Continuous. Preliminary proposals
are accepted and reviewed year round and should be submitted 18 months
in advance of the anticipated fieldwork.
|THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
Summer Seminars and Institutes
- The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) annually supports faculty development through residential summer institutes and seminars designed to provide teachers drawn from across the nation with intensive summer study of important texts and topics in the humanities. NEH summer institutes involve several principal scholars who address both scholarly and curricular issues. Institutes for college and university faculty typically focus on topics and materials that provide the intellectual foundation for teaching broad undergraduate courses. Institutes for elementary and secondary school teachers typically seek to expand and deepen understanding of important humanities issues and works taught in the nation's schools. Institute activities generally have some direct classroom applications. Institutes normally involve at least four weeks of study in residence. Participants usually number from 25 to 35. NEH summer seminars are concerned with the intellectual development of 15 participants who engage in intensive study and research with one or two scholars. Normally, seminars range in length from four to six weeks. Summer seminars for college and university faculty should be hosted by research institutions and led by scholars experienced in the direction of independent research. Summer seminars for school teachers emphasize the study of important humanities texts and topics and are led by experienced scholars who are also proven and creative teachers.
- Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that are established in the United States, and units of state and local government are eligible to apply for support. NEH summer seminars and institutes may be proposed by universities, colleges, school systems, learned societies, centers for advanced study, libraries, and cultural or professional organizations.
- Funding: NEH anticipates that awards for seminars will range between $45,000 and $120,000 in outright funds for a period of 12 months. Awards for institutes range from $80,000 to $200,000 in outright funds for a grant period of 15 months.
- Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/seminars.html
- Deadline: March 3, 2009
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
- Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. Applicants must draw on the knowledge of consultants whose preservation skills and experience are related to the types of collections and the nature of the activities that are the focus of their projects. Small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant are especially encouraged to apply. Preservation Assistance may be used for: general preservation assessments; consultations with professionals to address a specific preservation issue, need, or problem; purchase of storage furniture and preservation supplies; purchase of environmental monitoring equipment for humanities collections; or, education and training. An institution that has received a Preservation Assistance Grant may apply for another grant to support the next phase of its preservation efforts.
- Eligibility: Any U.S. Nonprofit organization is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and tribal governments. Applicants must also: care and have custody of the humanities collections that are the focus of the application; have at least one staff member or the full-time equivalent, whether paid or unpaid; and, be open and be able to provide services or programs at least 120 days per year.
- Funding: Outright grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded. All grants are awarded for a period of 18 months, although a grantee may complete a project in a shorter period of time. Cost sharing is not required.
- Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pag.html
- Deadline: May 15, 2009
Landmarks of American History: Workshops for Community College Faculty
- As part of its We the People initiative, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is seeking proposals for a series of one-week residence-based workshops for community college educators that use historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history. The goals of the Landmarks of American History teacher workshops are to: provide teachers with training and experience in the use and interpretation of historical sites and the material and archival evidence of American history; increase the knowledge and appreciation of the places significant to American history; and, encourage historical sites to develop greater capacity and scale for professional development programs. Workshops should be held at or near sites important to American history. Applicants should make a compelling case for the historical significance of the site and the documentary and material evidence available for use by participants. Workshops should be academically rigorous and involve the participation of leading scholars--either as lecturers or seminar leaders--and provide for interactions with master teachers to help participants develop new teaching resources. Participants should demonstrate their expanded knowledge and skills either through the development of lessons plans, classroom resources, or a research paper.
- Eligibility: U.S. nonprofit, IRS tax-exempt organizations and units of state and local government are eligible to apply.
- Funding: NEH expects to make 10 awards of up to $210,000 each, assuming that a one-week session costs approximately $70,000
- Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/landmarkscc.html
- Deadline: March 17, 2009
|AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
New Directions Grants
- The goals of the fund are the support of fundamental research in the petroleum and energy fields, and development of the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education. The grant aims to stimulate a new direction of research for established faculty, and to support the careers of their student scientists and engineers. The emphasis of the grant program is focused on providing funds for scientists and engineers who have very limited or even no preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue with the intention of using the PRF-driven preliminary results to seek continuation funding from other agencies. The grants are to be used to illustrate proof of concept, that is, feasibility, and, accordingly, are to be viewed as seed money for new research ventures. The following research topics will be supported: synthetic organic chemistry; geochemistry; inorganic chemistry; physical organic chemistry; surface science; chemical physics/physical chemistry; polymer science; geology and geophysics; chemical and petroleum engineering; and, materials science.
- Eligibility: Regularly-appointed faculty members at academic institutions in countries where ACS PRF can administer grants are eligible.
- Funding: The award amount is $100,000 over two years. Approximately 100 grants will be awarded each year.
- Web: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_TRANSITIONMAIN&node_id=1262&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1
- Deadline: November 21, 2008