||JEFFRESS MEMORIAL TRUST
- The purpose of the Jeffress Trust is to support basic research in chemical, medical or other scientific fields through grants to educational and research institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Grants are given to assist scientists in such institutions to conduct investigations in the natural sciences, generally considered to include chemistry, physics, biology (with the exception of field studies, classification, other largely observational studies), studies in the basic medical sciences, such as biochemistry, microbiology, and others.
- Funding: Funds should be requested for only one year, maximum $30,000. After the first year, one-year renewals can be requested for up to $10,000 per year for up to two additional years.
Direct expenses for the project will be provided, normally including undergraduate or graduate student summer stipends; summer stipends for principal investigators who lack other support for research in the summer months (up to two months at the monthly maximum rate of $3,000 per month or $6,000 for the summer. Up to $1,000 will be allowed for national or local travel with sponsor funding. No funds will be approved for indirect costs, international travel, tuition and fees, or fringe benefits including FICA.
- To review applicant guidelines: http://www.wm.edu/offices/grants/preaward/external/scitechfundsourcesatoz/Jeffress/index.php
- General policy guidelines: https://www.wm.edu/offices/grants/preaward/external/scitechfundsourcesatoz/Jeffress/Jeffress%20Guidelines.pdf
- Deadline: March 1, 2011
|DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Research Fellowships, Individuals with Disabilities (ED)
- The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services seeks to support research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. The program's goals are as follows: improve the quality and utility of disability and rehabilitation research; foster an exchange of expertise , information, and training to facilitate the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the unique needs of traditionally underserved populations; and determine the best strategies and programs to improve rehabilitation outcomes for underserved populations.
- Eligibility: Grants will be given under two categories: merit fellowships-- for training in an area that is directly pertinent to disability and rehabilitation; and distinguished fellowships--applicant must have seven or more years research experience relevant to rehabilitation research and must have a doctorate or comparable academic qualifications.
- Funding: Grant awards range from $60,000 to $75,000.
- Web: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-32494.htm
- Deadline: February 25, 2011
International Research and Studies Program
- The International Research and Studies Program
(IRS) provides grants to conduct research and studies to
improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign
languages, area studies, and other international fields.
Competitive Preference Priority 1--Instructional Materials
Applications. Competitive Preference Priority 2--Research,
Surveys, and Studies Applications.
- Funding: It is expected that about 11 awards will be made, each ranging from $50,000-$225,000 per year, for up to 3 years.
- Web: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsirs/index.html
- Deadline: March 1, 2011
Business & International Education Program
- The Business and International Education
Program provides grants to enhance international business
education programs and to expand the capacity of the
business community to engage in international economic
- Funding: $2,619,500 for about 31 awards, ranging from $50,000-$95,000 each per year, for up to 2 years.
- Web: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsbie/index.html
- Deadline: March 2, 2011
|NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
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
Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21)
The Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) program aims to build a computationally savvy 21st century workforce that positions the US to demonstrate a leadership role in the global economy. Innovations in computing and more broadly, information technology (IT), drive our economy, underlie many new advances in science and engineering, and contribute to our national security. Projected job growth in IT is very strong .Despite these very positive indicators, student interest in computing has declined dramatically over the last decade. For example, the percentage of college freshmen indicating an intent to major in computing has declined overall by 70% in the last decade; for women, the decline was 80% (HERI, 2000-2009). Recent data show that student interest in computing majors has fallen behind projected job openings by a factor of five and a half (ACT, 2010).
The CE21 program seeks to reverse this troubling trend by engaging larger numbers of students, teachers, and educators in computing education and learning at earlier stages in the education pipeline. While interventions in primary education are within scope, the CE21 program focuses special attention on activities targeted at the middle and high school levels (i.e., secondary education) and in early undergraduate education.The goals of the CE21 program are to: Increase the number and diversity of K-14 students and teachers who develop and practice computational competencies in a variety of contexts; and increase the number and diversity of early postsecondary students who are engaged and have the background in computing necessary to successfully pursue degrees in computing-related and computationally-intensive fields of study. The program seeks to increase computational competencies for all students, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, disability status, or socioeconomic status, and regardless, too, of eventual career choices. By promoting and enhancing computing K-14 education, the CE21 program seeks to increase interest in computing as a field in its own right, and also to better prepare students for successful careers in other computing-intensive fields.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503582&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
- Deadline: Planning proposals ONLY: February 22, 2011 and July 28, 2011; Type I and Type II proposals ONLY: April 27, 2011
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
- The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce Scholarship Track provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. The NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship Track supports STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master’s degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high need school district. This track also supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary mathematics and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high need school districts. Each track supports Capacity Building Projects to develop the capacity for institutions to provide innovative teacher preparation programs to enable increasing numbers of STEM majors and STEM professionals to become effective K-12 mathematics and science teachers and to develop the capacity to prepare Master science and mathematics teachers.
- Funding: $53.5 million for 35-46 awards.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5733
- Deadline: February 23, 2011 (optional letter of intent); March 23, 2011 (full proposal)
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
Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)
- The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program aims to deepen the understanding of ethical dilemmas in science and engineering, and provide cutting edge, effective research and educational materials to train the next generation of scientists and
engineers. The EESE program accepts proposals for innovative research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all
of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international
contexts. Proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields or on developing summer postbaccalaureate
ethics-education activities or other activities that transition students from undergraduate to graduate education. The
Principal Investigator team should be truly multi-disciplinary, and involve people with different disciplinary backgrounds.
The program will entertain proposals in graduate ethics education in science and engineering generally and will continue to support
exploration of new ethical questions in engineering, biology, computer science, and other fields. Priority areas include but are not
Proposals should contribute to a theory of ethics education in science and engineering-one that addresses the individual motivators,
societal incentives, and cultural beliefs that lead to ethical dilemmas. Many forms of expertise (e.g. philosophy, social science,
engineering, life sciences) have contributed to the study of ethics in science and engineering. This diverse and often separate
research provides an important empirical base that researchers can use to develop a theoretical approach to ethics education. The
EESE program welcomes proposals that aim to contribute to theory building as part of the proposed research or education project.
- global/international challenges in science and engineering ethics;
- a general framework for the ethics of emerging technologies;
issues of privacy and confidentiality in relation to data mining;
- fields for which there are few resources in ethics education or research;
- ethical issues related to robotics;
- intersection of the choices that society makes between natural resource development and utilization (e.g., energy sources)
and environmental consequences;
- ethical issues associated with natural hazards, risk management, decision-making and the role of scientists in defining and
negotiating the consequences of natural hazards in the face of scientific uncertainties.
- Funding: Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds. The maximum award amount is $300,000. Collaborative proposals for the purpose of disseminating best practices in graduate ethics education will be eligible for a maximum award amount of $400,000 (for example, projects that include partnerships between universities and scientific or engineering societies to distribute curriculum and/or research findings). Anticipated funding amount is $3 million for an estimated 6 to 10 Standard Grants. The maximum award duration is 36 months.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501024&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
- Deadline: March 14, 2011
Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering
- This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale
science, engineering, and technology through a variety of
interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering
education. The focus of this year’s competition is on nanoscale
engineering education with relevance to devices and
systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or
environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology.
- Eligibility: Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including
community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus
located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.
The lead PI must hold a faculty appointment within a
College/Department of Engineering or College/Department
of Engineering Technology within the submitting US
- Funding: $1.9 million for about 10 awards.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13656; http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf11524
- Deadline: April 20, 2011
Fostering Interdisciplinary Research on Education (FIRE)
- FIRE is a strand of the Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program (NSF 10-586) and it is anticipated that FIRE will eventually be incorporated into the REESE solicitation. The FIRE program seeks to facilitate the process by which scholars can cross disciplinary boundaries to acquire the skills and knowledge that would improve their abilities to conduct rigorous research on STEM learning and education. The primary goal of the strand is to facilitate the development of innovative theoretical, methodological, and analytic approaches to understanding complex STEM education issues of national importance and, by so doing, make progress toward solving them. A secondary goal of the strand is to broaden and deepen the pool of investigators engaged in STEM educational research. In order to address this goal, investigators must pair with a mentoring scholar in a to-be-learned field of interest. Proposals therefore have both a research and a professional development component. Investigators may receive a FIRE award at any point in their post-graduate career.
- Funding: $3.2 - $4 million for 8-10 awards in FY 2011, with duration of up to two years.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503479; http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf11526
- Deadline: April 29, 2011
Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES)
- The Transforming Undergraduate Education in
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES)
program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all
undergraduate students. This solicitation especially encourages
projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate
STEM education, for example, by bringing about
widespread adoption of classroom practices that embody
understanding of how students learn most effectively. Thus
transferability and dissemination are critical aspects for
projects developing instructional materials and methods and
should be considered throughout the project’s lifetime. More
advanced projects should involve efforts to facilitate adaptation
at other sites. The program supports efforts to create,
adapt, and disseminate new learning materials and teaching
strategies to reflect advances both in STEM disciplines and in
what is known about teaching and learning. It funds projects
that develop faculty expertise, implement educational
innovations, assess learning and evaluate innovations,
prepare K-12 teachers, or conduct research on STEM teaching
and learning. It also supports projects that further the work
of the program itself, for example, synthesis and dissemination
of findings across the program. The program supports
projects representing different stages of development,
ranging from small, exploratory investigations to large,
- Funding: $35.8 million for 94-108 awards.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5741
- Deadline: May 26, 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.
- Funding: 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: July 12, 2011
Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
STS considers proposals that examine historical, philosophical, and sociological questions that arise in connection with science, engineering, and technology, and their respective interactions with society. STS has four components:
The components overlap, but are distinguished by the different scientific and scholarly orientations they take to the subject matter, as well as by different focuses within the subject area. STS encourages the submission of hybrid proposals that strive to integrate research involving two or more of these core areas.
- Ethics and Values in Science, Engineering and Technology (EVS),
- History and Philosophy of Science, Engineering and Technology (HPS),
- Social Studies of Science, Engineering and Technology (SSS),
- Studies of Policy, Science, Engineering and Technology (SPS).
STS provides the following modes of support:
- Scholars Awards,
- Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research,
- Postdoctoral Fellowships,
- Professional Development Fellowships,
- Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants,
- Small Grants for Training and Research,
- Conference and Workshop Awards,
- Other Funding Opportunities.
- Funding: It is expected that there will be 40 awards with an estimated total program funding of $9,000,000.
- Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08553/nsf08553.htm
- Deadline: August 1 , 2011
|MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Women and Mathematics Grants
The MAA plans to award grants for projects designed to encourage college and university women or high school and middle school girls to study mathematics. The Tensor Foundation, working through the MAA, is soliciting college, university and secondary mathematics faculty (in conjunction with college or university faculty) and their departments and institutions to submit proposals. Projects may replicate existing successful projects, adapt components of such projects, or be innovative. Possible projects are to:
- organize a club for women interested in mathematics or mathematics and science;
- provide release time to allow a faculty member to prepare a course on women and mathematics, provided the host institution agrees to offer such a course;
- create a network of women professional mentors who will direct mathematics projects for girls;
- hold a conference for counselors to prepare them to encourage women and girls to continue to study mathematics;
- conduct a summer mathematics program for high school women;
- bring high school women onto a college campus for a Math Day with follow-up;
- structure a program for high school and/or college women to mentor younger female mathematics students with math projects or math clubs;
- form partnerships with industry to acquaint women students with real-life applications of mathematics.
- Eligibility: Grants will be up to $6,000 and will be made to the institution of the project director to be spent within the year. An institution is expected to supply matching funds or in-kind support as an indication of commitment to the project. These grants will not support any institutional indirect costs or provide fringe benefits. To provide maximum flexibility, unexpended funds may be carried forward. Some grants may be renewed for another year, with a three year maximum.
- Web: http://www.maa.org/wam/tensor.html
- Deadline: February 12, 2011
|CALVIN K. KAZANJIAN ECONOMICS FOUNDATION
While the Kazanjian Foundation maintains a vital interest in the overall efforts to increase economic literacy, the Board of Trustees will give special attention to proposals and projects with national impact that address the following issues: (a) The Foundation has an abiding interest in elevating the nation's understanding of the need for economic education. It will support programs that raise various public's participation in economic education and/or create a demand for greater economic literacy; (b) The application of new strategies for teaching economics including on-line and web-based instruction is of interest to the Foundation; (c) Projects, policy studies, or programs that encourage measurement of economic understanding more often and/or more effectively are of specific interest; and (d) The large number of students at risk of leaving school, and hence never effectively participating in the nation's economic system are of concern to the Foundation. Programs that help otherwise disenfranchised youth and/or young adults with children learn to participate in the economic system are very important to the Foundation.
- Eligibility: Only IRS Approved 501(C)(3) organizations are eligible to receive grants.
- Web: http://www.kazanjian.org
- Deadline: February 15, 2011
|NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
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
Challenge America Fast-Track
- The Challenge America Fast-Track category
offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations
for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved
populations -- those whose opportunities to experience
the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics,
or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify
a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved
characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are
available for professional arts programming and for projects
that emphasize the potential of the arts in community
- Funding: $10,000 each .
- Web: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP12/Challenge.html
- Deadline: May 26, 2011
|NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
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
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, 2012; January 10, 2013
- AIDS Deadline: March 10, 2011; March 9, 2012; March 8, 2013
|U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program
- This Request for Proposals announces that EPA’s Regional Pollution Prevention Program Offices (herein referred to as the Regions) anticipate having up to $130,000 per region to issue Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 to support pollution prevention (P2)/source reduction projects in FY 2012.1 The Regions will issue the awards in the form of grants and/or cooperative agreements. Award selection, funding and grant oversight will be managed by the Regions.
Subject to Congressional appropriation, SRA awards are issued annually by the Regions. The purpose of issuing SRA awards is to support environmental projects that reduce or eliminate pollution at the source. Collectively, the Regions are interested in funding proposals that encourage broad environmental concepts – greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, toxic and hazardous materials reduction, resource conservation, efficient business practices and P2 integration activities. However, independently, each Region has drafted a set of priorities (refer to Section I.C) to note specific types of projects the Region will consider when reviewing proposals and making final funding decisions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit proposals that demonstrate new, innovative techniques, surveys, studies or use research, investigations, experiments, and/or training promoting P2/source reduction efforts. Proposals that principally support recycling, clean-up, treatment, disposal or energy recovery activities will not be considered for funding.
- Funding: EPA anticipates having up to $130,000 available per region to award grants or cooperative agreements in FY 2011 to support P2/source reduction projects during FY 2012.
- Web: http://www.epa.gov/p2/pubs/grants/srap/srap11.pdf
- Deadline: February 24, 2011
Dynamic Air Quality Management
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to lay the scientific foundation for improving the air quality management system. Applications may address increasing the rate at which new information is incorporated into the regional and local air quality management or improving management of short-term air pollution episodes. In addition to regular awards, this solicitation includes the opportunity for early career projects. The purpose of the early career award is to fund research projects smaller in scope and budget by early career PIs.
- Funding: $2 million for about 3 regular and 2 early career awards. Potential funding per award: up to a total of $500,000 for regular awards and $250,000 for early career awards, including direct and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3 years. Cost-sharing is not required.
- Web: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_star_dynamicair.html
- Deadline: April 28, 2011
|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 revisit commonly-held assumptions. Projects submitted should be sufficiently cross-disciplinary or heterodox to 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 new directions to their research programs.
- Funding: A maximum of $450,000 total costs can be requested and the funds can be expended over a minimum of 3 years to 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/research/
- Deadline: March 15, 2011
|RESEARCH CORPORATION FOR SCIENCE ADVANCEMENT
Cottrell Scholars Awards
The Cottrell Scholar Awards are designed for
institutions and faculty members who are committed to excel
at both teaching and research. These awards enable recipients
to implement their plans to become outstanding scientists
and educators as well as tomorrow’s academic and
scientific leaders. The awards also seek to reinforce faculty
mentoring, communication, and a heightened appreciation
for instruction in university science departments.
- Eligibility: Awards are made to U.S. universities to further the
teaching and research of faculty members in a Bachelor’s and
Ph.D. degree-granting department of astronomy, biochemistry,
biophysics, chemistry, or physics, but not in a school of
medicine or engineering. Applicants must be in the third full
calendar year after their first tenure-track appointment (i.e.,
faculty members who assumed their first tenure-track position
anytime in calendar year 2008 may apply only in 2011,
observing the April deadline).
- Funding: All Cottrell Scholar Awards are in the amount of $75,000.
- Web: http://www.rescorp.org/cottrell-scholar-awards/
- Deadline: April 1, 2011
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE
Electronic Crime, Digital Evidence Recovery
The National Institute of Justice's National Institute of Justice Research, Evaluation, and Development Projects Grants Program seek proposals for funding of research and technology development leading to the introduction of new forensic tools for digital evidence. NIJ said it is specifically interested in: forensic tools for mobile cellular devices; data forensics in the Internet-based (cloud computing) environment; forensic tools for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications; and forensic tools for vehicle computer systems.
- Funding: NIJ said it anticipates up to $1.25 million may become available to fund awards made under this solicitation, and that up to nine awards will be made.
- Web: http://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl000901.pdf
- Deadline: April 2, 2011
|CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Postdoctoral Residential Fellowships
- The Center offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad. Since 1954, CASBS fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology as well as scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics and the biological sciences.
- Eligibility: Applicants with a Ph.D., professional degree (e.g., J.D., M.D.) or equivalent foreign degree are eligible to apply. Applicants who have achieved an equivalent level of professional reputation will also be considered. Faculty at all academic levels or independent scholars may apply, provided they exhibit a high level of achievement (adjusted for rank) including a strong record of research publications. Applications are encouraged from junior scholars at least 3 to 4 years past the doctorate, typically for a fellowship year soon after achieving tenure.
- Funding: An appropriate stipend for the academic year will be awarded to supplement faculty sabbatical support. A Center stipend is based on the Fellow's academic salary for the year before residence. That stipend cannot exceed one-half of the Fellow's academic year (nine-month) base salary for that year and is additionally subject to an upper limit set by the board of trustees. For 2011-12, that cap was set at $60,000.
- Web: http://www.casbs.org/index.php?act=page&id=111
- Deadline: April 6, 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: April 15, 2011; October 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: April 15, 2011; October 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; October 15, 2011