|DEAFNESS RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Hearing and Balance Science Research Grant
- Deafness Research Foundation (DRF) requests applications from both new applicants and DRF awardees applying for second year funding, who are dedicated to exploring new avenues of hearing and balance science.
DRF, the leading national source of private funding for research in hearing and balance science, awards research grant awards of up to $25,000 to researchers once a year to conduct novel investigations of auditory and vestibular function and dysfunction. All research proposals in hearing and balance science, including those for basic, translational and applied clinical research, will be considered for funding. DRF wishes to stimulate research that leads to a continuing and independently fundable line of research.
Applications with a focus in Meniere's Disease research are particularly invited.
- Funding: The project period is July 1 to June 30. DRF grants up to $25,000 per year for each research project. Continuation of funding from year to year requires reapplication; the process is competitive and depends on significant progress as demonstrated in yearly progress reports. Third-year applications will not be honored except in extraordinary circumstances (e.g., the recruitment of human subjects). DRF will fund no more than the total of five grants annually to an institution. The funding will be limited to the five grants of the highest priority as determined by DRF.
- Web: http://www.drf.org/research+grants
- Deadline: December 8, 2010
|U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Fall 2011 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The GRO program enhances and supports quality environmental education for undergraduates, and thereby encourages them to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level, and pursue careers in environmentally related fields. The actual amount awarded per year will vary depending on the amount of tuition and fees and the number of months the stipend is required. This fellowship is intended to help defray costs associated with environmentally oriented study leading to a bachelor’s degree. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships by July 29, 2011. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $19,700 per academic year of support and up to $9,500 of support for a three-month summer internship.
- Funding: Anticipated funding amount is approximately $1,956,000 for all awards.
Potential funding per fellowship is up to a total of $48,900 over a two-year period.
- Web: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_gro_undergrad.html
- Deadline: December 9, 2010
|NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
- NSF seeks to support 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 program will support 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.
- Eligibility: Unrestricted.
- Funding: Grants up to $1.2 million.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5390
- Deadline: December 15, 2010
Informal Science Education (ISE)
- The year 2011 has been designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC; see http://www.chemistry2011.org/). This will provide those in chemistry and related disciplines with a unique opportunity to (in the words of the official IYC site) "celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind." Communicating Research to Public Audiences (CRPA) program, an NSF program in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL), supports dissemination of research done under existing NSF awards, for amounts up to $150,000 and durations up to two years, aiming to communicate research findings and promote the general public's understanding of and engagement with cutting-edge research findings and methodologies. Proposals may include design and implementation of any combination of communication formats/platforms and experiences that support informal learning; examples include exhibitions, web, radio, games, and TV productions. They should include creative plans, leveraging a range of extant technologies, for effectively sharing lessons learned and other information about the project as widely as possible to the public. All CRPA proposals must include an appropriate evaluation plan. Collaboration between NSF-funded researchers and informal science consultants or organizations (e.g., museums) is strongly encouraged to ensure use of effective practices; program officers in DRL can assist in making these contacts. Because the CRPA program is open to research awards from any part of NSF, they may be submitted at any time and do not require preliminary proposals; consult the ISE solicitation for details.
- Eligibility: For CRPA projects ONLY: PI must hold an active NSF-funded research award in any NSF directorate or program.
- Funding: It is anticipated that approximately 10 CRPA awards will be made as Standard or Continuing Grants per year, pending availability of funds.
Project duration may be up to two years and the maximum award is $150,000.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5361
- Deadline: CRPA proposals do not have deadlines; requests identifying IYC in the summary and received before January 1, 2011, will receive expedited funding.
Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME)
- The Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) program seeks to support research on evaluation with special emphasis on exploring innovative new approaches for determining the impacts and usefulness of evaluations of STEM education projects and programs; building on and expanding the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and workforce development initiatives, including translating and adapting approaches from other fields; and growing the capacity and infrastructure of the evaluation field. Two types of proposals will be supported by the program: Exploratory Projects that include proof-of-concept and feasibility studies and more extensive Full-Scale Projects.
- Funding: It is anticipated that between 13 and 17 projects will be awarded in FY 2011: approximately 10-12 full scale and approximately 3-5 exploratory projects will be selected for funding. The remainder of funds allocated to conference and workshop projects, pending availability of funds.
Anticipated funding amount: $6,000,000.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10615/nsf10615.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
- Deadline: January 05, 2011
Biomolecular Dynamics, Structure, and Function
- This Cluster supports fundamental research in the areas of molecular biophysics and biochemistry. The cluster gives high priority to the creative projects that address the relationships between structure, function, and dynamics in studies of individual biomolecules and their complexes by an integrated approach of theory, computation, and experimental methods such as NMR, X-ray crystallography, EPR, and optical spectroscopy including single molecule methods. The cluster encourages research projects that are designed to discover and define general principles of macromolecular structure, dynamics, and mechanisms, as well as projects that will develop cutting-edge technologies in the context of biological questions relevant to the cluster. The cluster also encourages multi-disciplinary research at the interface of biology with physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Funding priority is given to proposals that identify critical gaps in our understanding, propose imaginative experiments to fill the gaps, and promise high-impact breakthroughs in the following areas: structure and dynamics of biomolecules; biomolecular interactions and mechanisms; and energy transduction: photosynthesis and biological electron transfer.
It is expected that there will be 70 awards with an estimated total program funding of $14,000,000.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503609&WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
- Deadline: January 12, 2011; July 12, 2011
Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI)
- Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI) is NSF’s bold five-year initiative to create revolutionary science and engineering research outcomes made possible by innovations and advances in computational thinking. Computational thinking is defined comprehensively to encompass computational concepts, methods, models, algorithms, and tools. Applied in challenging science and engineering research and education contexts, computational thinking promises a profound impact on the Nation’s ability to generate and apply new knowledge. Collectively, CDI research outcomes are expected to produce paradigm shifts in our understanding of a wide range of science and engineering phenomena and socio-technical innovations that create new wealth and enhance the national quality of life. CDI seeks ambitious, transformative, multidisciplinary research proposals within or across the following three thematic areas: From Data to Knowledge: enhancing human cognition and generating new knowledge from a wealth of heterogeneous digital data; Understanding Complexity in Natural, Built, and Social Systems: deriving fundamental insights on systems comprising multiple interacting elements; and Virtual Organizations: enhancing discovery and innovation by bringing people and resources together across institutional, geographical and cultural boundaries.
Two types of CDI awards will be supported as a result of the FY 2011 CDI competition:
- Type I awards will require efforts up to a level roughly comparable to: summer support for two investigators with complementary expertise; two graduate students; and their collective research needs (e.g. materials, supplies, travel) for three years.
- Type II awards will require larger (than Type I) efforts up to a level roughly comparable to: summer support for three investigators with complementary expertise; three graduate students; one or two senior personnel (including post-doctoral researchers and staff); and their collective research needs (e.g. materials, supplies, travel) for four years. The integrative contributions of the Type II team should clearly be greater than the sum of the contributions of each individual member of the team.
- Funding: It is anticipated that 30 projects will be awarded. In FY 2011, the number of Type I and Type II awards will be determined based on the results of separate review processes. Pending availability of funds, a minimum of $36,000,000 will be available in FY 2011 for proposals submitted in response to this solicitation.
- Deadline: Type I: January 19, 2011; Type II: January 20, 2011
CHE-DMR-DMS Solar Energy Initiative (SOLAR)
- The purpose of the CHE-DMR-DMS Solar Energy Initiative is to support interdisciplinary efforts by groups of researchers to address the scientific challenges of highly efficient harvesting, conversion, and storage of solar energy. Groups must include three or more co-Principal Investigators, of whom one must be a researcher in chemistry, a second in materials, and a third in mathematical sciences, in areas supported by the Divisions of Chemistry, Materials Research, and Mathematical Sciences, respectively. The intent is to encourage new collaborations in which the mathematical sciences are linked in a synergistic way with the chemical and materials sciences to develop novel, potentially transformative approaches in an area of much activity but largely incremental advances. Successful proposals will offer potentially transformative projects, new concepts, and interdisciplinary education through research involvement based on the integrated expertise and synergy from the three disciplinary communities.
- Funding: Under this solicitation proposals may be submitted for funding durations up to three years. The budget must be commensurate with the project and thoroughly justified in the proposal. The NSF expects to fund 5 to 10 awards in fiscal year 2011 depending on the quality of submissions and the availability of funds. The anticipated start date of awards is September 2011. Typical award size is expected to be approximately $500,000 per year and may vary depending on the scope of the proposal.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10613/nsf10613.htm
- Deadline: January 25, 2011
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
- 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, museums, science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions.
- Funding: It is estimated that there will l75 awards. Proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million will be accepted from all eligible organizations. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 will also be accepted from all eligible organizations for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences and from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education for all NSF-supported disciplines .Proposals submitted in response to this program solicitation will be competing for about $90 million, pending availability of funds and quality of proposals. Up to $35 million of these funds will be available to support proposals requesting $1-$4 million from NSF, pending overall proposal pressure and quality.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11503/nsf11503.htm
- Deadline: January 27, 2011
Research in Engineering Education
- The Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) seeks to enable a world-leading system of engineering education, equally open and available to all members of society, that dynamically and rapidly adapts to meet the changing needs of society and the nation's economy. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Increasing our understanding of how engineering students learn and the capacity that supports such discovery. Fundamental research is encouraged on how engineering is learned, including engineering epistemologies and identities; and how to evaluate or operationalize aspects of engineering thinking, doing, and knowing.
- Understanding how to increase the diffusion and impact of engineering education research. Research projects are sought that discover how to improve the process by which engineering education research is translated into practice; how to accomplish organizational and cultural change in institutions of engineering education that leads to improved learning outcomes; or identifying and overcoming barriers to widespread adoption of engineering education research. Research projects that partner with other engineering education stakeholders (e.g. private companies, NGOs, or professional societies) to measure the value and impact of engineering education research on practice are also sought.
- Understanding engineering education in broader, organizing frameworks such as innovation, globalization, complex engineered systems, or sustainability. Research in this theme explores learning from perspectives and contexts that cut across disciplines and in which learners integrate expertise from multiple fields. Research projects that align with this theme include discovering processes to effectively teach engineering students to succeed in such environments or "eco-systems"; discovering key concepts and principles of educating engineers within such frameworks; or exploring factors such as teamwork, communication, or identity formation in such environments.
- Diversifying pathways to and through engineering degree programs. Research projects that align with this theme explore how engineering programs can engage and develop students with a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and experiences; investigate how real world experiences germane to engineering--such as military service or being a "maker"--impact, improve, or accelerate learning; or investigate how to fundamentally restructure courses, curricula, or programs to substantially boost student success, especially for under-represented populations.
- Funding: Most projects will be funded at approximately $100,000 per year. Projects which anticipate other funding levels should discuss the proposed project with a cognizant program officer before submission.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503584&WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
- Deadline: February 11, 2011; September 16, 2011
Materials and Surface Engineering
- NSF seeks applications for the Material and Surface Engineering Program to support fundamental research leading to a better understanding of the effect of microstructure, surfaces, and coatings on the properties and performance of engineering materials; and the ultimate control of these properties through material design. NSF is especially interested in materials service under conditions such as impact, temperature, extremes, corrosion, oxidation and friction. NSF said the program also supports research leading to biomedical applications of materials. Funded research includes both experimental and theoretical approaches.
- Funding: Recent awards ranged from $3,000 to $406,000 each.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13356
- Deadline: February 15, 2011
Energy for Sustainability
- The Energy for Sustainability program supports fundamental research and education that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and transportation fuels. Processes for sustainable energy production must be environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize renewable or bio-based resources that are abundant in the United States. The most abundant and sustainable source of renewable energy is the sun. The Energy for Sustainability program emphasizes two themes which harness solar energy to make fuels and electrical power: biofuels & bioenergy, and photovoltaic solar energy. In addition, this program also supports research in wind and wave energy, sustainable energy technology assessment, and fuel cells.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501026
- Deadline: March 3, 2011, September 15, 2011
Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering (BBBE)
- The Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering (BBBE) program supports fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes (in vivo, in vitro, and/or ex vivo) and eventually leads to the development of enabling technology and/or applications in support of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and bioenergy industries, or with applications in health or the environment. Quantitative assessments of bioprocesses are considered vital to successful research projects in the BBBE program.
Fundamental to many research projects in this area is the understanding of how biomolecules and cells interact in their environment, and how those molecular level interactions lead to changes in structure, function, phenotype, and/or behavior. The program encourages proposals that address emerging research areas and technologies that effectively integrate knowledge and practices from different disciplines, and effectively incorporate ongoing research into educational activities.
Research projects of particular interest in BBBE include, but are not limited to:
- Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology
- Quantitative systems biotechnology
- Tissue engineering and stem cell culture technologies
- Protein engineering/protein design
- Development of novel "omics" tools for biotechnology applications
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501024&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
- Deadline: March 3, 2011, September 15, 2011
|NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
On the Road Exhibitions Programming Grants
- The National Endowment for the Humanities seeks applications for Programming grants to accompany selected On the Road exhibitions. Formats usually involve lectures, reading and discussion programs, film discussion programs, Chautauqua presentations by scholars, family programs, exhibition tours, or other appropriate formats for reaching the general public.
- Funding: $1,000 per grant.
- Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/NEHontheroad2010.htm
- Deadline: December 30, 2010
Bridging Cultures Through Film
- The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports projects that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities through documentary films. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship.
The Division of Public Programs encourages the exploration of innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. The proposed film must range in length from a stand-alone broadcast hour to a feature-length documentary.
NEH invites a wide range of approaches to international and transnational topics and themes, such as: an examination of a critical issue in ethics, religion, or history, viewed through an international lens; an exploration of a topic that transcends a single nation-state, with the topic being explored across borders; a biography of a foreign leader, writer, artist, or historical figure; or an exploration of the history and culture(s) of a specific region, country, or community outside of the United States.
- Funding: Awards are for one to three years and for up to $75,000 (for development) and up to $800,000 (for production). Approximately 20 awards are expected to be made.
- Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/BridgingCultures_Film.html
- Deadline: January 5, 2011
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations
- NEH seeks applications for America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Program to support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen understanding of our lives and our world. NEH is accepting applications for: Planning grants to support projects that may need further development before applying for implementation, including the identification and refinement of the project's main humanities ideas and questions, consultation with scholars, preliminary audience evaluation, preliminary design of the proposed interpretive formats, beta testing of digital formats, development of complementary programming, research, or the drafting of interpretive materials; and Implementation grants to support the final preparation of a project for presentation to the public. Applicants must submit a full walkthrough for an exhibition, or a prototype or storyboard for a digital project that demonstrates a solid command of the humanities ideas and scholarship that relate to the subject.
- Funding: Planning grants typically range from $40,000 to $75,000, depending on the complexity of the project, and are usually made for a period of 12 months. Implementation grants typically do not exceed $400,000 and are usually made for a period of 18 to 36 months.
- Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AHCO.htm
- Deadline: January 12, 2011
Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities
- NEH seeks applications for Institutes for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities. Topics and areas that may be considered include but are not limited to: the Text Encoding Initiative; electronic editing and publishing; e-literature; textual analysis and text mining; immersive and virtual environments in multimedia research; 3-D imaging technology, including laser scanning; creativity, culture, and computing; digital image design; information aesthetics; and computer gaming and the humanities.
- Funding: Awards range from $50,000 to $250,000 for projects of one to three years.
- Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/IATDH.html
- Deadline: February 16, 2011
|NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) Short-term Interdisciplinary Research Education Program for New Investigators (R25)
- This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) as part of the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) solicits short-term R25 Research Education Project applications that will focus on providing creative and innovative education research experiences for new scientists in basic behavioral and social science research (b-BSSR). The goal of this initiative is to support the growth of a cohort of scientists with research expertise in b-BSSR to further the understanding of fundamental mechanisms and patterns of behavioral and social functioning relevant to the health and well-being of individuals and populations. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will use the NIH Research Education (R25) grant mechanism. Research education programs may not be transferred from one institution to another, unless strongly justified (see Section VI.2). Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. OppNet has dedicated $1.5 million to capacity-building grants in FY2011. The nature and scope of proposed projects will vary across applications; OppNet expects the awards to vary accordingly. Consequently, the total amount awarded and the number of awards pursuant to this funding opportunity will depend on the submission of sufficient numbers of meritorious applications and the availability of funds.
Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. Although the financial plans of the IC(s) provide support for this program, awards pursuant to this funding opportunity are contingent upon the availability of funds. OppNet has dedicated $1.5 million to capacity-building grants in FY2011. The nature and scope of proposed projects will vary across applications; OppNet expects the awards to vary accordingly. Consequently, the total amount awarded and the number of awards pursuant to this funding opportunity will depend on the submission of sufficient numbers of meritorious applications and the availability of funds.
Budgets for direct costs of up to $150,000 for up to one-year project duration may be requested. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this FOA may not exceed 1 year. Although the size of award may vary with the scope of the education program proposed, it is expected that applications will not exceed total direct costs of $150,000.
- Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-11-002.html
- Deadline: January 6, 2011
Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities (R01)
- This FOA issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits applications that propose genetic, physiological, and ecological studies designed to reveal the basic principles and mechanisms that govern the symbiotic systems dynamics of microbial communities. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) Information award mechanism.
To advance the nascent science of host-associated microbial community ecology, this FOA solicits research grant applications for innovative genetic, physiological, and ecological studies that are designed to reveal the basic principles and mechanisms that govern host-associated microbial community structure and function. Applications are solicited in the following areas, but are not limited to: model systems, community physiology, community genetic interactions, community dynamics, or development of new technologies.
- Funding: NIGMS intends to commit approximately $2.5 million dollars (total costs) in fiscal year 2012 to fund 5-6 applications. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this FOA may not exceed 5 years. Although the size of award will vary with the scope of the research proposed, budget requests should not exceed $250,000 (direct cost) per year except that in first year additional funds not to exceed $100K (direct cost) may be requested for exceptional equipment needs.
- Web: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=57176
- Deadline: January 14, 2011
Limited Competition for the Global Research Initiative Program, Behavioral/Social Sciences (R01)
- This FOA issued by the Fogarty International Institute (FIC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Office on Women's Health, the Office of the Director (ORWH), the Office of Dietary Supplements, the Office of the Director (ODS), and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct behavioral and social sciences research relevant to global health. This program is intended to promote productive development of foreign investigators from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC's), trained in the U.S. or in their home countries through an eligible NIH funded research or research training grant/award. It is expected that this program will stimulate research on a wide variety of high priority health-related issues in those countries, and to advance NIH efforts to address important global health issues.
- Funding: The total amount to be awarded is $325,000 and the anticipated number of awards is six. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award may also vary. The total amount to be awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the quality and costs of the applications received. Budgets for direct costs of up to $50,000 per year and project duration of up to 5 years may be requested for a maximum of $250,000 direct costs over a 5-year project period.
- Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-280.html
- Deadline: January 10, 2011; January 10, 2012; January 10, 2013
- AIDS Deadline: March 10, 2011; March 9, 2012; March 8, 2013
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)
- This FOA issued by the National Institutes of Health, solicits applications for the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5) from institutions/organizations that propose to appoint and support exceptional, early career scientists directly following the completion of their Ph.D. (or equivalent) or M.D. (or equivalent) training into an independent academic research position, thereby omitting the traditional post-doctoral training period from their career path. At the time of appointment to the grantee Institution, the Early Independence PI must have received a PhD, MD, DO, DC, DDS, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, Dr PH, DNSc, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), PharmD, DSW, PsyD, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution (it is the responsibility of the sponsoring institution to determine if a foreign doctoral degree is equivalent). Certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all degree requirements have been met is also acceptable.
- Funding: The total amount of funds available for these awards is approximately $4,000,000, in FY 2011, contingent upon receiving scientifically meritorious proposals. 10 awards are anticipated from this solicitation.
Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs each year for five years, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs to be determined at the time of award.
- Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-10-019.html
- Deadline: January 21, 2011
Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (R21)
- This FOA for R21 applications encourages exploratory, descriptive or hypothesis-generating research to understand the ways that people make decisions about engaging in behaviors that impact the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV, or to adhere to treatments for HIV. Decision making processes may contribute to both substance use/abuse and other HIV acquisition or transmission risks. A better understanding of decision making processes in the context of brain neural networks and their associated functions would lead to the development of better strategies to reduce the frequency of HIV-risk behaviors. Therefore, this FOA encourages applications to study 1) cognitive, motivational or emotional mechanisms and/or 2) brain neuroendocrine and reinforcement systems that related to HIV-risk behaviors or treatment non-compliance. Interdisciplinary studies that incorporate approaches from psychology, economics, anthropology, sociology, decision sciences, neuroscience and computational modeling are encouraged. In no cases, should research involving animals be proposed. Such research would be considered non-responsive to this or the companion R01 and R03 FOAs. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) award mechanism and runs in parallel with FOAs of identical scientific scope, PA-11-006, that encourages applications under the R01 and PA-11-008 that encourages applications under the R03 mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.
- Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-007.html
- Deadline: February 16, 2011; June 16, 2011; October 16, 2011
- Expiration: January 7, 2014
|DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Environmental Literacy Grants for Formal K-12 Education
- The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seeks applications for FY2011 Environmental Literacy Grants for Formal K-12 Education to support K-12 education projects that advance inquiry-based Earth system science learning and stewardship directly tied to the school curriculum, with a particular interest in increasing climate literacy. All projects must focus on at least one of the following formal K-12 education activities: service-learning projects for K-12 students that promote environmental literacy and stewardship related to the ocean, coasts, Great Lakes, weather and/or climate; and professional development for pre-service teachers, for in-service teachers, or to enhance the capacity of professional development providers to improve participants pedagogical content knowledge of Earth System Science. Successful projects will catalyze change in K-12 education at the state, regional, and national level through development of new programs and/or revision of existing programs to improve the environmental literacy of K-12 teachers and their students. Projects should also leverage NOAA assets, although use of non-NOAA assets is encouraged. The target audiences are K-12 students, pre- and in-service teachers, and providers of preservice teacher education and in-service teacher professional development.
- Funding: $8 million total for five to 10 awards. Priority 1- for innovative proof-of-concept projects that are one to two years in duration, for a total minimum request of $200,000 and a total maximum request of $500,000. Priority 2- for full scale implementation of educational projects that are three to five years in duration, for a total minimum request of $500,001 and a total maximum request of $1.5 million
- Web: www.grants.gov; FON# NOAA-SEC-OED-2011-2002608
- Deadline: January 12, 2011
Conservation Grants Program
- The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events. Support for conservation treatments is generally limited to works from the distributed Kress Collection, and is coordinated through the Kress Program in Paintings Conservation at the Conservation Center of the New York University Institute of Fine Arts.
- Funding: Competitive grants; Past grants awarded were $15,000 each.
- Web: http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/default.aspx?id=138
- Deadline: January 15, 2011; April 15, 2011
History of Art Grant Program
- The History of Art grant program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.
- Funding: Competitive grants; Past grants ranged from $2,700 to $72,500.
- Web: http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/default.aspx?id=142
- Deadline: January 15, 2011; April 15, 2011
Digital Resources Grants Program
- The Digital Resources program is intended to create incentives for historians of art and architecture, as well as archivists and librarians who support their work, to convert important existing information resources (especially key visual resources such as our major art history photo archives) to digital form. These resources will reach a vastly larger audience of specialists, teachers, and students online than they could ever reach previously, while also fostering new forms of research and collaboration and new approaches to teaching and learning. Support will also be offered for the digitization of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history.
- Funding: Competitive grants; Past grants ranged from $25,000 to $95,000.
- Web: http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/default.aspx?id=150
- Deadline: April 15, 2011