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Funding Opportunities Links

National Science Foundation

Department of Education

Department of Energy

National Research Council

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family literacy

Homeland Security

Russell Sage Foundation

Timken Company Charitable Trust

National Institutes of Health

Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

Research Corporation for Science Advancement

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Fish and Wildlife Service

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Commonwealth Health Research Board (CHRB)

United States Institute of Peace

National Historical Publications and Records Administration

Department of Agriculture

National Endowment for the Arts

Office of Naval Research

Kress Foundation

National Security Agency

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

American Astronomical Society

BMW Group in North America

Department of Defense

Spencer Foundation

RGK Foundation

Amgen Foundation

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Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation

Science of Learning Centers (SLC)

  • The Science of Learning Centers program (SLC) offers awards for large-scale, long-term Centers that create the intellectual, organizational and physical infrastructure needed for the long-term advancement of Science of Learning research. It supports research that harnesses and integrates knowledge across multiple disciplines to create a common groundwork of conceptualization, experimentation and explanation that anchor new lines of thinking and inquiry towards a deeper understanding of learning. The goals of the Science of Learning Centers Program are to advance the frontiers of all the sciences of learning through integrated research; to connect the research to specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges; to enable research communities to capitalize on new opportunities and discoveries; and to respond to new challenges.
  • Funding:There are currently no SLC Centers or Catalyst competitions. However, the Science of Learning Centers Program is currently accepting proposals for Workshops, Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), Rapid Response Grants (RAPID), and Supplements to NSF awards (including those funded by other programs).
  • Web:http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5567
  • Deadline: February 6, 2012

Informal Science Education (ISE)

  • The ISE program supports innovation in anywhere, anytime, lifelong learning, through investments in research, development, infrastructure, and capacity-building for STEM learning outside formal school settings.
  • Anticipated Funding Amount: $28,000,000 in FY 2012 for new awards, pending availability of funds.
  • Web:http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11546/nsf11546.htm
  • Deadline: Preliminary Proposal: August 12, 2011; Full Proposal January 11, 2012

General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE)

  • The General & Age Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE) program supports research that will lead to the development of new technologies, devices, or software for persons with disabilities. Research may be supported that is directed to the characterization, restoration, and/or substitution of human functional ability or cognition, or to the interaction of persons with disabilities and their environment. Areas of particular recent interest are disability-related research in neuroscience/neuroengineering and rehabilitation robotics. Emphasis is placed on significant advancement of fundamental engineering and scientific knowledge and not on incremental improvements. Proposals should advance discovery or innovation beyond the frontiers of current knowledge in disability-related research. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Program Director prior to submitting a proposal.
  • Funding:The average annual award size is $25,000.
  • Web:http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501021&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
  • Deadline: Full Proposal Window: August 15, 2011- September 15, 2011

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

  • The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements. Undergraduate student participants in either Sites or Supplements must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
  • Funding: $67,700,000 for 1,850 awards.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
  • Deadline: August 24, 2011

Research on Gender in Science and Engineering FY 2010 (GSE)

  • The Research on Gender in Science and Engineering program supports efforts to understand and address gender-based differences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce participation through research, the diffusion of research-based innovations, and extension services in education that will lead to a larger and more diverse domestic science and engineering workforce. Typical projects will contribute to the knowledge base addressing gender-related differences in learning and in the educational experiences that affect student interest, performance, and choice of careers; how pedagogical approaches and teaching styles, curriculum, student services, and institutional culture contribute to causing or closing gender gaps that persist in certain fields. Projects will communicate and apply findings, evaluation results, and proven good practices and products to a wider community.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5475&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
  • Deadline: LOI: September 6, 2011; Full Proposal: October 13, 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: September 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: September 15, 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:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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: September 16, 2011

STEM Talent Expansion Program

  • The National Science Foundation seeks to increase the number of students receiving degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The agency will make two types of grant under this announcement:
    Type 1-- proposed projects that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Projects may involve a single institution, collaboration with business and industry partners, or collaboration among several institutions; or
    Type 2-- proposed projects that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM
  • Funding: Estimated program funding is $30 million
  • Web: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=100077
  • Deadline: September 27, 2011

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)

  • The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.
  • Funding:$30,000,000 per year in FY 2012, FY 2013, and FY 2014 for new and continuing awards, subject to availability of funds
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11550/nsf11550.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
  • Deadline: September 27, 2011; September 25, 2012; September 26, 2013


National Robotics Initiative

  • The National Science Foundation seeks applications for the National Robotics Initiative to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside or cooperatively with people.
  • Funding:$40 million to $50 million depending on availability of funds for 60 to 75 projects per year.
  • Web: http://www.grants.gov/ FON # 11-553
  • Deadline: LOI: Small Projects - October 1, 2011; Large Projects - November 3, 2011

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

  • The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE focuses on ensuring that women faculty with earned STEM degrees consider academia as a viable and attractive career option. This program does not support projects to increase or retain the number of women entering into or persisting in STEM doctoral degree programs. Thus, efforts to impact the STEM pipeline are not considered appropriate for the ADVANCE Program.
  • Funding:Previous or current funding from ADVANCE is not a prerequisite for submitting a PAID proposal (see additional ADVANCE merit review criteria).
  • Web:http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
  • Deadline:LOI: October 3, 2011; Full Proposal: November 7, 2011

Mathematical Physics

  • Mathematical Physics develops and applies advanced mathematical methods to enable the solution of difficult problems in physics. It often is the work of mathematicians with a strong physics interest and intuition, or of physicists who are also highly regarded in mathematics. Very advanced mathematical methods are applied (by individuals or collaborators) to important but difficult physics concepts to rigorously establish the behavior of theoretical systems, resolve conundrums or find new directions. The PHY Mathematical Physics program is dedicated to supporting such research.
  • Web:http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503537
  • Deadline:October 26, 2011

Chemical Syntheses (SYN)

  • The Chemical Synthesis program focuses on the development of new, efficient synthetic methodologies and on the synthesis of complex molecules and molecular ensembles. Typical synthetic targets involve novel structures, structures displaying unique properties, or structures providing pathways to discover and elucidate new phenomena. Examples of supported research areas include the development of innovative reagents, catalysts for synthetic transformations, discovery of new synthetic methods, target-oriented synthesis, green synthesis, and synthesis of novel organic, organometallic, and inorganic structures. Research in this program will generate fundamental knowledge of chemical synthesis that enables the development of new avenues of basic chemical research and transformative technologies.
  • Web:http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503419&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
  • Deadline: November 1, 2011 - November 30, 2011

Environmental Engineering

  • The Environmental Engineering program supports fundamental research and educational activities across the broad field of environmental engineering. The goal of this program is to encourage transformative research which applies scientific principles to minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges into land, inland and coastal waters, and air that result from human activity, and to evaluate adverse impacts of these discharges on human health and environmental quality. The program fosters cutting-edge scientific research based on fundamental science for identifying, evaluating, and developing new methods and technologies for assessing the waste assimilative capacity of the natural environment and for removing or reducing conventional and emerging contaminants from polluted air, water, and soils. The program fosters environmental sustainability through pollution control and resource management/conservation, and development of techniques to minimize or avoid generating pollution.
  • Funding:The duration of unsolicited awards is generally one to three years. The average annual award size for the program is $110,000. Proposals requesting a substantially higher amount than this, without prior consultation with the Program Director, may be returned without review.
  • Web:http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501029
  • Deadline:Full Proposal Window: January 15, 2012 - February 17, 2012

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Department of Education

Special Education Research: Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning

  • The purpose of the Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning (Social/Behavioral) research grant program is to contribute to the prevention or amelioration of behavior problems in students with or at risk for disabilities and concomitantly, improve their academic outcomes. The long-term outcome of this program will be an array of tools and strategies (e.g., assessments, interventions) that have been documented to be effective for preventing behavior problems and improving the behavioral, emotional, social skills, and likewise, the academic performance of students with or at risk for disabilities from kindergarten through Grade 12. Research supported through this program must be relevant to education in the United States.
  • Funding: The maximum length of the award period varies by goal. The maximum length of the award period for each goal ranges from two to five years. The size of the award depends on the goal and scope of the project. Awards pursuant to this request for applications are contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. The number of projects funded under a specific topic and goal depends upon the number of high-quality applications submitted to that topic and goal. The Institute does not have plans to award a specific number of grants under each particular topic and goal.
  • Web: http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ncser_rfas/ncser_socialbeh.asp
  • Deadline: Letter of Intent (not mandatory, but requested): July 21, 2011; Proposal: September 22, 2011

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Department of Energy

CONNECT

  • The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency seeks applications for the Conferences, Outreach and Networking for New Energy Communities and Technologies (CONNECT) Program. Acceptable activities include: energy technology conferences, workshops and other events; and student participation in energy technology conferences, workshops and other events.
  • Funding: $100,000 total in FY2011 for awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.
  • Web: http://www.grants.gov/ FON # DE-FOA-0000475
  • Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed quarterly starting September 1st.


National Research Council

Research Associateship Programs (RAP)

  • The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
  • Funding: An NRC Research Associate receives a stipend from the National Research Council while carrying out his or her proposed research. Stipends for Associates are limited to the amounts set forth by the NRC and the sponsoring federal laboratory and any other arrangement, formal or informal, between an applicant and laboratory personnel for additional monies or other considerations is strictly prohibited. A group health-insurance program is required for Associates and is optional for dependents. A relocation reimbursement will be determined for each awardee.
  • Web: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/
  • Deadline: November 1, 2011; February 1, 2012


Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

2012 National Grant

  • Eligibility:The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is pleased to announce our 2012 National Grant competition. The Foundation's grant-making program seeks to develop or expand projects designed to support the development of literacy skills for adult primary care givers and their children.
  • Funding: A total of approximately $650,000 will be awarded; no grant request should exceed $65,000.
  • Web: http://www.barbarabushfoundation.com/site/c.jhLSK2PALmF/b.4344531/k.BD31/Home.htm
  • Deadline: September 9, 2011


Homeland Security

Science & Technology Directorate International Cooperative Programs Office (ICPO)

  • The DHS S&T Directorate is soliciting applications for international research projects aligned with the mission and requirements of the directorate. These projects should be designed to augment and complement, through international research and collaboration, the depth and breadth of homeland security science and technology research.
    Specifically, the S&T Directorate seeks proposals that will contribute to homeland security science and technology, including but not limited to:
    • Evaluation of novel tools or approaches to confronting homeland security challenges.
    • Basic research to provide data, understandings, or models that support S&T efforts or policy decisions.
    • S&T and operations research evaluations to support revolutionary improvements in the Department's mission and its component agencies' operations.
  • Web: www.grants.gov (funding opportunity DHS-11-ST-108-002)
  • Deadline: September 22, 2011

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Russell Sage Foundation

Project Awards

  • The Foundation's awards are restricted to support for basic social science research within its announced programs. Currently, the Foundation is pursuing five principle areas: (1) A program of research on the Future of Work concerned principally with the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of low-wage work in the United States and other advanced economies; (2) A program of research on current U.S. Immigration aimed at discovering how well immigrants and their children are adapting socially, politically, and economically to life in the United States, particularly as they move beyond the traditional immigrant gateway cities; (3) A program on Cultural Contact concerned with understanding and improving relations between racial and ethnic groups in schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and other key institutional settings; (4) A program on Social Inequality, focused on the social effects of rising economic inequality, with particular attention to the ways in which the U.S. political and educational systems have responded to growing economic disparities; and (5) A program of research on Behavioral Economics which incorporates the insights of psychology and other social sciences into the study of economic behavior.
  • Funding:The Foundation's major awards range between $35,000 and $500,000. Support is mainly provided for analyzing data and writing up results, but occasionally larger awards are considered for data acquisition projects highly relevant to the Foundation's program goals.
  • Web: http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/apply-project-awards
  • Deadline: August 15, 2011; March 15, 2012

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National Endowment for the Arts

NEA Arts in Media

  • The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on May 1, 2012, or any time thereafter. Through this category, the National Endowment for the Arts seeks to make the excellence and diversity of the arts widely available to the American public through every available media platform including television, radio, the Internet, interactive and mobile technologies, digital games, and satellite. By increasing the accessibility and impact of the arts, the Arts Endowment aims to strengthen the creativity of our nation. Grants are available to support the development, production, and national distribution of innovative media projects about the arts (e.g., visual arts, music, dance, literature, design, theater, musical theater, opera, folk & traditional arts, and media arts including film, audio, animation, and digital art) and media projects that can be considered works of art. The NEA is seeking and will give priority to artistically excellent projects that have the potential to reach a significant national audience, through their primary platform, regardless of the size or geographic location of the applicant organization. Only projects of the highest artistic excellence and merit, in both media production and subject matter, will be funded. Projects may include high profile multi-part or single television and radio programs (documentaries and dramatic narratives); media created for theatrical release; performance programs; artistic segments for use within an existing series; multi-part webisodes; installations; and interactive games. Short films, five minutes and under, will only be considered in packages of three or more. Projects may deal with any subject matter or art form, and those targeted to children and youth are welcome. The agency encourages innovative, entertaining, compelling, and artistically crafted media projects that not only increase access to, but also enhance public knowledge and understanding of, the arts. Such projects might be multi-platform or transmedia. They may include the use of radio and television, DVDs, interactive web sites, live streaming, audio- and video-on-demand, podcasts, MP3 files, mobile, or other digital applications including games. Projects may include enhancements such as educational materials and/or foster collaborations with arts organizations, educators, and community groups. Media distribution to schools, libraries, as well as homes, and other substantive public engagement strategies will be given priority. Applications should clearly demonstrate the organization's ability to complete the project in a timely fashion and to achieve national distribution. Further, in order to reach the widest possible audience, this category will give priority to projects that include a well articulated social media strategy.
  • Funding:Grants generally range from $10,000 to $200,000, based on the platform and the complexity and scope of the project. In rare instances, the Arts Endowment may recommend an award over $200,000 for a project of major significance and impact. All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1.
  • Web:http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/AIM/
  • Deadline: September 1, 2011

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Timken Company Charitable Trust

Charitable Grants

  • The Timken Company Charitable Trust seeks to improve the quality of life in the communities where its associates live and work by providing funding in the following areas: arts, education, and community and economic development.
  • Geographic Area: Company operations in Virginia. All requests for support should be discussed with a local Timken representative prior to application.
  • Funding: In 2009, the trust awarded more than $1 million in charitable grants .
  • Web: http://timken.com/en-us/about/citizenship/CharitableTrust/Pages/CharitableTrustGrantGuidelines.aspx
  • Deadline: September 1, 2011

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National Institutes of Health

Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01)

  • The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research that will improve the quality and scientific power of data collected in the behavioral and social sciences, relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. -The participating NIH Institutes and Centers invite qualified researchers to submit research grant applications aimed at improving and developing methodology and measurement in the behavioral and social sciences through innovations in research design, data collection techniques, measurement, and data analysis techniques. -Research that addresses methodology and measurement issues in diverse populations, issues in studying sensitive behaviors, issues of ethics in research, issues related to confidential data and the protection of research subjects, and issues in developing interdisciplinary, multimethod, and multilevel approaches to behavioral and social science research is particularly encouraged, as are approaches that integrate behavioral and social science research with biological, physical, or computational science research or engineering.
  • Funding: No Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
  • Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-214.html
  • Deadline: September 7, 2011

Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R01)

  • The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Administration on Aging (AoA) invite applications using the R01 award mechanism for translational research that moves evidence-based research findings towards the development of new interventions, programs, policies, practices, and tools that can be used by community-based organizations to help elderly individuals remain healthy and independent, and living in their own homes and communities. The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support translational research involving collaborations between academic research centers and community-based organizations with expertise serving the elderly (such as city and state health departments, city/town leadership councils, and Area Agencies on Aging) that will enhance our understanding of practical tools, techniques, programs and policies that communities across the nation can use to more effectively respond to needs of their aging populations.
  • Funding: This FOA will use the R01 award mechanism. Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum period is five years. Cost sharing is not required. Applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year (excluding consortium F&A) must contact NIH program staff at least 6 weeks before submitting the application and follow the Policy on the Acceptance for Review of Unsolicited Applications that Request $500,000 or More in Direct Costs as described in the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide.
  • Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-123.html
  • Deadline: October 5, 2011; February 5, 2012

Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Grants - (R15)

  • The AREA program will enable qualified scientists to receive support for small-scale research projects. These grants are intended to create a research opportunity for scientists and institutions otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH programs to support the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research effort. It is anticipated that investigators supported under the AREA program will benefit from the opportunity to conduct independent research; that the grantee institution will benefit from a research environment strengthened through AREA grants and furthered by participation in the diverse extramural programs of the NIH; and that available students will benefit from exposure to and participation in scientific research in the biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences.The AREA program is a research grant program and not a training or fellowship program. Active involvement of undergraduate and graduate students in the proposed research is encouraged, and reviewers will consider whether the proposed project will expose undergraduate (preferably, if available) and graduate students to meritorious research. However, the application should not focus on training objectives and training plans should not be provided.
  • Funding: Applicants may request a maximum of $300,000 total direct costs plus applicable Facilities & Administrative (F&A)/indirect costs for the entire project period of up to three years. Note when a consortium is involved, the $300,000 direct cost limit is exclusive of consortium F&A costs. These can be requested in addition to the $300,000 direct costs limit.
  • Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/area.htm
  • Deadline: October 25, 2011; February 25, 2012

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Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

Grants

  • 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.
  • Funding:The Foundation makes grants of various sizes. The average grant is approximately $22,000, however grants as small as $3,500 and as large as $150,000 have been made. Occasionally, multi-year grants are made for larger projects.
  • Web: http://www.kazanjian.org/grants/apply
  • Deadline: September 15, 2011; February 15, 2011

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Research Corporation for Science Advancement

Cottrell College Science Awards - Single Investigator Awards

  • The Single-Investigator Cottrell College Science Awards support research in astronomy, chemistry, physics and closely related fields that significantly overlap with research in these three disciplines at public and private, predominantly undergraduate colleges. The projects proposed are judged on the basis of scientific originality, significance, feasibility, overlap with the three core disciplines and the ability of the institutional environment to sustain the activity. The involvement of undergraduate students in the research is expected, and is an important factor in most awards.
  • Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from faculty members at public and private institutions of higher education in the United States. The applicant's home department must offer at least the baccalaureate, but not doctoral, degrees in the applicant's discipline. The institutional environment and support for research are important considerations in evaluating the potential of the proposal. The principal investigator must have a faculty appointment in a department of astronomy, chemistry or physics, or, if from another department, propose research that significantly overlaps with research in one of these three disciplines. At the time of application the applicant must be within the first three years of her (his) first tenure track appointment, and within twelve years of receiving her (his) doctoral degree.
  • Funding:The total funding requested from Research Corporation for Science Advancement must be $35,000. An institutional matching contribution to the project of $10,000 is required for all applicants. Although all awards are for $35,000 and a match of $10,000, a budget page where expenses are justified is required. Awards are approved for two years with a single, one-year extension possible to expend remaining funds.
  • Web: http://www.rescorp.org/cottrell-college-science-awards/single-investigator-awards
  • Deadline: September 17, 2011, Pre-Proposal Required

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National Endowment for the Humanities

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

  • America's Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Grants for America's Historical and Cultural Organizations should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public.
  • Eligibility Any U.S. nonprofit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Eligible institutions include but are not limited to public, school, academic, and research libraries; museums; disciplinary and professional associations; cultural institutions; state humanities councils; and institutions of higher learning. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
  • Funding: Successful applicants will be awarded a grant in outright funds, federal matching funds, or a combination of the two, depending on the applicant's preference and the availability of NEH funds (Learn more about different types of grant funding.) Awards are usually made for a period of eighteen to thirty-six months. Awards typically do not exceed $400,000. However, awards of up to $1,000,000 are available for Chairman's Special Award projects that have unusual significance and promise to reach exceptionally wide audiences.
  • Web:http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AHCO_ImplementationGuidelines.html
  • Deadline: August 17, 2011 (for projects beginning May 2012)

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

  • America's Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Grants for America's Historical and Cultural Organizations should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public.
  • Eligibility Any U.S. nonprofit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Independent producers who wish to apply for NEH funding must seek an eligible organization to sponsor the project and submit the application to NEH. Under this arrangement the sponsoring organization is considered the grantee of record and assumes all attendant responsibilities of a grantee organization.
  • Funding: Successful applicants will be awarded a grant in outright funds, federal matching funds, or a combination of the two, depending on the applicant's preference and the availability of NEH funds. (Learn more about different types of grant funding.) Awards for planning typically range from $40,000 to $75,000, depending on the complexity of the project, and are usually made for a period of twelve months. Basic development grants of up to $40,000 are available for projects that include collaboration with scholars to refine humanities content, undertake archival research, and conduct preliminary object research.
  • Web:http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AHCO_PlanningGuidelines.html
  • Deadline: August 17, 2011 (for projects beginning May 2012)

America's Media Makers: Development Grants

  • Grants for America's Media Makers support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Grants for America's Media Makers should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public.
  • Eligibility Any U.S. nonprofit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Independent producers who wish to apply for NEH funding must seek an eligible organization to sponsor the project and submit the application to NEH. Under this arrangement the sponsoring organization is considered the grantee of record and assumes all attendant responsibilities of a grantee organization.
  • Funding: Successful applicants will be awarded a grant in outright funds, matching funds, or a combination of the two, depending on the applicant's preference and the availability of funds. (Learn more about different types of grant funding.) Awards for development typically range from $40,000 to $75,000, depending on the complexity of the project, and are usually made for a period of six to twelve months. Basic development grants of up to $40,000 are available for activities that include collaboration with scholars to refine the humanities content, undertake archival research, and conduct preliminary interviews.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AmMediaMakers_development.html
  • Deadline: August 17, 2011 (for projects beginning May 2012)

America's Media Makers: Production Grants

  • Grants for America's Media Makers support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Grants for America's Media Makers should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public.
  • Eligibility Any U.S. nonprofit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Independent producers who wish to apply for NEH funding must seek an eligible organization to sponsor the project and submit the application to NEH. Under this arrangement the sponsoring organization is considered the grantee of record and assumes all attendant responsibilities of a grantee organization.
  • Funding: Awards last for one to three years and may range from $100,000 to $800,000. In rare circumstances, awards may exceed this amount, depending on the scope, complexity, and reach of the production. Chairman's Special Awards of up to $1 million are available for large-scale, collaborative, multiformat projects that will reach broad portions of the public. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant in outright funds, matching funds, or a combination of the two, depending on the applicant's preference and the availability of funds.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AmMediaMakers_production.html
  • Deadline: August 17, 2011 (for projects beginning May 2012)

Summer Stipends

  • Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.
  • Eligibility The Summer Stipends program accepts applications from researchers, teachers, and writers, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not. Applicants with college or university affiliations must, however, be nominated by their institutions.
  • Funding:Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months, and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.
  • Web:http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html
  • Deadline: September 29, 2011

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Office of Naval Research

STEM for K-12, Higher Education

  • The Office of Naval Research (ONR) requests applications for the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics for K-12 and Institutions of Higher Education grant opportunity. The goal of the program is to foster an interest in, knowledge of, and study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics nationwide to ensure an educated and well-prepared workforce, which meets the naval and national competitive needs. The initiative's five program goals are to: inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers (grades K-10); engage students in STEM-related hands on learning activities using Navy content (grades 3-12); educate students to be well-prepared for employment in STEM disciplines in the Navy or in supporting academic institutions or the Naval contractor community (higher education); employ and develop Naval STEM professionals; and collaborate across Naval STEM programs to maximize benefits to participants and the Navy.
  • Funding: Estimated average grant range is up to $200,000 per year.
  • Web: http://grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=55774
  • Deadline: September 30, 2011

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Unique and Innovative Space Technology

  • The Game Changing Technology Division (GCT), within NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) is soliciting executive summaries, white papers, and proposals for research and development (R&D) for technology that is innovative and unique and promises to enable revolutionary (game-changing) improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the USA's space capability. Novel (unique) capabilities are sought that address NASA Space Technology Grand Challenges or any of the 14 Technology Areas (TAs) identified in NASA's draft Space Technology Roadmap and listed below:
    TA01 Launch Propulsion Systems
    TA02 In-Space Propulsion Technologies
    TA03 Space Power and Energy Storage
    TA04 Robotics, Tele-Robotics and Autonomous Systems
    TA05 Communication and Navigation
    TA06 Human Health, Life Support and Habitation Systems
    TA07 Human Exploration Destination Systems
    TA08 Science Instruments, Observatories and Sensor Systems
    TA09 Entry, Descent and Landing Systems
    TA10 Nanotechnology
    TA11 Modeling, Simulation, Information Technology and Processing
    TA12 Materials, Structures, Mechanical Systems and Manufacturing
    TA13 Ground and Launch Systems Processing
    TA14 Thermal Management Systems
  • Funding: Between 5 and 10 awards are anticipated, for a total of all awards up to $5 million per year. Individual awards can be for up to 3 years, but are limited to a total of $3 million over 3 years. Awards are subject to availability of appropriated funds. The following types of funding instruments may be awarded: procurement contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or other transaction (Inter-agency or Intra-agency only). If an institution of higher education or other not-for-profit organization is selected to receive a grant or cooperative agreement, cost sharing is not required, although NASA can accept cost sharing if it is voluntarily offered (see the Grants Handbook, Section B, Provision 1260.123, "Cost Sharing or Matching"). If a commercial organization is selected to receive a grant or cooperative agreement, cost sharing is typically required unless the commercial organization can demonstrate that it does not expect to receive substantial compensating benefits for performance of the work. If this demonstration is made, cost sharing is not required but may be offered voluntarily (see also Section D, Provision 1274.204, of the Grants Handbook).
  • Web: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={B038DDD9-9361-A4A8-06AD-38A2650D03EF}&path=open
  • Deadline: Other (submit an Executive Summary): September 30, 2011; White paper: November 1, 2011, Full Proposal: January 3, 2012

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - 2011

  • This NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits proposals for supporting basic and applied research and technology across a broad range of Earth and space science program elements relevant to one or more of the following NASA Research Programs: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics. This ROSES NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, stratospheric balloon, suborbital rocket, and commercial reusable rocket investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.
  • Funding: Awards range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to more than $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of science experiment hardware).
  • Web: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={AEF75D0F-2272-7DE7-D52A-295B47C8F5CF}&path=open
  • Deadline: Notice of Intent to propose: Present-February 8, 2012; Proposals Due: Now - April 30, 2012.

Astrophysics Research and Enabling Technology

  • The Astrophysics Research and Enabling Technology (APRET) program solicits basic research proposals for investigations relevant to NASA's programs in astronomy and astrophysics. This includes research over the entire range of photons, gravitational waves, and particles of cosmic origin. Awards may be for up to four years' duration (five years for suborbital investigations), but shorter-term proposals are typical. Proposals for suborbital investigations are particularly encouraged. The APRET program solicits proposals for developing experimental concepts and related technology for future NASA fundamental physics missions. The program seeks to support research that addresses the best possible (i) state-of-the-art detector technology development for instruments that may be proposed as candidate experiments for future space flight opportunities; (ii) science and technology investigations that can be carried out with instruments flown on suborbital sounding rockets, stratospheric balloons, or other platforms; and (iii) supporting technology, laboratory research, and, with restrictions, ground-based observations that are directly applicable to space astrophysics missions. To meet these goals, proposals are solicited in the following five broad categories: Detector Development, Suborbital Investigations, Supporting Technology, Laboratory Astrophysics, and Ground-Based Observations.
  • Funding:The approximate available funding for new selections for the Detector Development category is $3 million; the approximate number of new selections is 8. The approximate available funding for new selections for the Suborbital Investigations category is $11 million; the approximate number of new selections is 14. The approximate available funding for new selections for the Supporting Technology category is $1.8 million; the approximate number of new selections is 10. The approximate available funding for new selections for the Laboratory Astrophysics category is $1.2 million; the approximate number of new selections is 9. The approximate available funding for new selections for the Ground-Based Observations category is $0.1 million; the approximate number of new selections is 1. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is January 27, 2012.
  • Web: http://fundingopps.cos.com/cgi-bin/fo2/getRec?id=127827
  • Deadline: Letter of Intent Due January 27, 2012; Proposal: March 23, 2012

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Fish and Wildlife Service

National Fish and Recovery Program

  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Fisheries Program's National Fish Passage Program is a voluntary, non-regulatory conservation assistance program that provides financial and technical assistance to remove or bypass artificial barriers that impede the movement of fish and other aquatic species and contribute to their decline. The National Fish Passage Program received $11.0 million of operational funds to implement the program in Fiscal Years 2011. The Service will implement fish passage improvement-based, cost-shared projects to protect, restore, or enhance habitats that support fish and other aquatic species and their populations. All or a portion of project funds may be transferred to partner organizations through cooperative agreements if the Service lacks the capability to implement a project. To determine eligibility of a specific project contact the REGIONAL COORDINATOR in your area. A list of Coordinators and their responsible geographical areas is attached to this announcement under the APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.
  • Funding: Average grants range from $200 to $500,000.
  • Contact: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=58661
  • Deadline: September 30, 2011

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National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Trust Preservation Fund

  • Grants from National Trust Preservation Funds (NTPF) are intended to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects. These grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for particular projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector. A small grant at the right time can go a long way and is often the catalyst that inspires a community to take action on a preservation project.
  • Funding: Grants generally range from $500 to $5,000. The selection process is very competitive. Applicants are encouraged to develop proposals carefully and to complete the application form with the assistance and guidance of the National Trust regional office serving their state. The review process is generally completed within six weeks of the application deadlines, and applicants are notified in writing once the review process is complete.
  • Web: http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/find-funding/grants/
  • Deadline: October 1, 2011; February 1, 2012

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Commonwealth Health Research Board (CHRB)

Grants

  • The CHRB provides grant funding for research efforts that have the potential of maximizing the health of Virginia's citizens. Research efforts eligible for support include traditional medical and biomedical research related to the causes and cures of human diseases as well as research related to human health services and the delivery of human health care.
  • Funding:The Grantee Institution must provide a minimum cash match from internal funds in the amount of 33% of the amount of CHRB funds requested. The sources for that match must be clearly identified in the concept paper submission and full proposal. As provided in these guidelines, the grantee institution or organization can use indirect costs as part of or all of their matching funds. However, matching funds, whether cash or indirect costs, may not be used to support unallowable costs. (See Allowable/Unallowable Costs and Restrictions on page 23 of this document.)
  • Web:http://www.chrb.org/Guidelines%20&%20Forms.htm
  • Deadline: Pre Proposal/Concept Paper Due October 1, 2011; Proposal: February 1, 2012

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United States Institute of Peace

2011 Annual Grant Program

  • The United States Institute of Peace requests proposals for the 2011 Annual Grant Competition. The grants support innovative peace building projects involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, the development of practitioner resources and tools, the development and delivery of education, training and dialogue program, and the production of films, radio programs, and the production of films, radio programs, and other media.
  • Funding: Average grants range from $50,000 to $120,000.
  • Web: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/annual-grant-competition
  • Deadline: October 3, 2011

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National Historical Publications and Records Administration

Publishing Historical Records

  • The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports projects that promote supports projects that promote the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture. This funding category has two application deadlines. This announcement is for Colonial and Early National Period Projects (those preparing publications whose documents fall predominantly prior to 1820). An additional funding opportunity will be published in June 2010 for New Republic through the Modern Era Projects (those preparing publications whose documents fall predominantly after 1820).The Commission seeks proposals to publish historical records of national significance. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project .Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials. The NHPRC does not fund proposals to purchase historical records; it also does not fund proposals to publish the papers of anyone who has been deceased for fewer than ten years. Eligible Activities Include:Scholarly documentary editions in printed and bound volumes. Scholarly documentary editions in online and other formats. Image editions in online, microfilm, and other formats. Conversion of existing print and microfilm editions to electronic publications. Combinations of the above. A publishing project that has received NHPRC support can apply for a grant for a new or subsequent stage of that project. These proposals must demonstrate that they have successfully completed the performance objectives associated with previous NHPRC grant awards. Proposals must be substantially updated, including a description of the new activities and a justification of the new budget. The applicant must describe the extent to which the project met its performance objectives under its most recent grant. Applicants not previously funded may apply for a grant to begin a historical documents publishing project. These applications are considered with other proposals and will be judged by the same criteria as others in that competition. All applicants should be aware that the application process is highly competitive.
  • Funding: Applicants may apply for funding up to three years. Applicants should be aware that the Commission normally awards grants on an annual basis; subsequent funding is conditioned on previous years' project performance. Award amounts ordinarily range from $20,000 to $250,000 annually. The Commission expects to make as many as 35-40 grants in this category, for a total of up to $4,500,000. In accordance with Federal regulations, the Commission reserves, for Federal Government purposes, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use the work and authorize others to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use the work that results from each grant. The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publications and other products that result from its support. Cost sharing is required. Cost sharing is the financial contribution the applicant pledges to the cost of a project. Cost sharing can include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project. The Commission ordinarily provides no more than 50 per cent of total project costs for Publishing Historical Records projects.
  • Web: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/publishing.html
  • Deadline: New Republic through the Modern Era: October 6, 2011

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Kress Foundation

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: 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: 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: October 15, 2011

Responsive Grants Program

  • The Responsive Grants program is intended to allow the Foundation to support essential needs of the profession of art history that may not be explicitly addressed in the Foundation's other program areas. ELIGIBILITY: Grants are awarded to non-profit institutions with 501(c) 3 status, based in the United States, including supporting foundations of European institutions.
  • Funding: In 2009, one grant was made for $25,000
  • Web: http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/default.aspx?id=152
  • Deadline: Continuous

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National Security Agency

Young Investigators Grant

  • The National Security Agency (NSA) Mathematical Sciences Program (MSP) supports self-directed, unclassified research in the areas of Algebra, Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Probability, and Statistics. The program does not support research in cryptology. The Young Investigators Grant will be made on the basis of factors that demonstrate the scientific merit of the proposal, including (1) the prospect that the research will lead to important discoveries; (2) the prospect that the research will produce innovations or significant improvements in investigative methods, including methods of computation; (3) the investigator's scientific qualifications and accomplishments; and (4) the investigator's demonstrated awareness of previous approaches to the problem.
  • Eligibility: This award is available to promising investigators within ten years of receiving the Ph.D. Researchers receiving support from another funding agency are not eligible for NSA support for the same research proposal.
  • Funding: The basic award is a bottom line figure of $20,000 per year for each of two years. Awards cover the direct costs of up to two months of summer salary per year plus fringes, a small amount for travel and expenses, and a university payment in lieu of indirect cost of 15% of the direct costs. Subject to the same 15% in lieu of indirect, a young investigator proposal may also ask for graduate student support (other than tuition) not to exceed $5,000 per student per year, as well as limited funds for computer equipment, as long as the total costs of the project fall within $20,000
  • Web: http://www.nsa.gov/research/math_research/index.shtml
  • Deadline: October 15, 2011

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Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Open Grant Program

Discretionary Grants

  • The grant programs offered by the VFH are open to proposals on a wide range of subjects. Six key areas of priority have been established by the VFH for its work in Virginia, and these are also subjects of particular interest for the Grant Program. They include:

    * Books, Reading, and Literacy
    * Rights and Responsibilities
    * Media and Culture
    * Violence and Community
    * Science, Technology, and Society
    * Virginia History

    Other areas of long-term interest and commitment for the VFH and its grant programs include:

* Teacher education programs (especially those
related to Virginia's Standards of Learning)
* African American history and culture
* Native American history and culture
* The history and culture of other minority
communities in Virginia
* Virginia's folklife and traditional culture(s)
* The future of rural Virginia

Proposals are submitted online and must address all proposal requirements. For Discretionary Grants, funding decisions are normally made within four weeks following receipt of the application.

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Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants

  • Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Applicants applying for a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant may also chose to be considered simultaneously for the Osmundsen Initiative (see the Foundation's web site).
  • Funding: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants provide a maximum of US $20,000 and the Osmundsen Initiative supplement provides up to an additional $5,000
    for a maximum grant of US $25,000.
  • Web: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/post-phd-research-grants
  • Deadline: November 1, 2011

International Collaborative Research Grants

  • The International Collaborative Research Grant (ICRG) supports international research collaborations between two or more qualified scholars, where the principal investigators bring different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills to the project. Supplemental funds are also available to provide essential training for academic research participants in ICRG-funded projects (co-applicants, students, as well as other professional colleagues). By encouraging international collaborations, the grant contributes to the development of an international anthropology that values and incorporates different national perspectives and resources. By providing training funds, the grant helps to build capacity in countries were anthropology may be under-resourced.
  • Eligibility: Proposals must involve collaboration between two or more researchers of different nationalities who are working in different countries. Each researcher must hold a doctorate or equivalent qualification in anthropology or a related discipline. Scholars are eligible without regard to institutional or departmental affiliation.
  • Funding: The grants are for a maximum of $30,000 for the research project. Proposals which include the optional training element can have an increased funding request up to a maximum of $35,000, of which no more than $10,000 can be for essential training purposes. Under special circumstances grants can be renewed to support longer-term research projects.
  • Web: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/international-collaborative-research-grants
  • Deadline: December 1, 2011

International Symposia

  • Since the 1950's the Foundation has convened more than 130 symposia on topics of broad interest to anthropology. These symposia involve a small group of invited scholars who meet for intensive discussion and debate. The Symposia are based on a format that was developed and refined at Burg Wartenstein, the Foundation's European conference center from 1958 to 1980. Today's meetings continue the Burg Wartenstein model and are held at a variety of sites in the U.S. and abroad. Symposia topics are either initiated by the Foundation or selected from submitted proposals on the basis of the importance and timeliness of the topic, the promise of meaningful exchange among scholars representing diverse perspectives and fields, and the potential for opening up new approaches to significant problems. Symposia are administered and fully supported (both financially and logistically) by the Foundation. Wenner-Gren International Symposia have resulted in a number of landmark volumes, including "Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth" (1956); "Background to Evolution in Africa" (1967); "Cloth and Human Experience" (1989); and "Tools, Language, and Cognition in Human Evolution" (1993). Between 2002 and 2010, twelve symposia were published in The Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series (Berg Publishers). From 2010 onward, symposia publications will appear as supplementary issues of Current Anthropology. Academic publication is changing rapidly and the Foundation believes that Wenner-Gren symposia publications will reach a wider audience and have a greater impact in journal format.
  • Web: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/international-symposia
  • Deadline: Anytime

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American Astronomical Society

Small Research Grants

  • The Small Research Grant (SmRG) Program is administered by the AAS Executive Office. The program is funded mainly by a grant from NASA. A small amount of additional funding may be provided by income from the AAS operating-reserve fund and/or by the Cecilia Payne and Sergei Gaposchkin Memorial Fund. The amount of money available during any proposal cycle depends on the sources of support available to the Society at that time. The purpose of the grants is to cover costs associated with any type of astronomical research.
  • Eligibility: Open to both US and international astronomers with a PhD or equivalent; graduate students are not eligible.
  • Funding: Awards range from $1,000 to a maximum of $7,000.
  • Web: http://aas.org/grants/smrg.php
  • Deadline: November 28, 2011

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Department of Defense

Autism Idea Development Award (DOD)

  • The ARP Idea Development Award supports the development of innovative, high-impact ideas that advance the understanding of ASD and that ultimately will lead to improved outcomes for individuals with autism. Important aspects of the Idea Development Award are as follows: Impact: The proposed research is expected to make an important and original contribution to advancing the understanding of ASD and lead ultimately to improved outcomes for individuals with ASD. Innovation: Research deemed innovative may represent a new paradigm, challenge existing paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities. Research may be innovative in study concept, research methods or technology, or adaptations of existing methods or technologies. Research that represents an incremental advance on previously published work is not typically considered innovative.
  • Eligibility: Unrestricted
  • Funding: Awards range up to $375,000
  • Web: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=96556
  • Deadline: November 30, 2011

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BMW Group in North America

Grants

  • The Foundation's grants support initiatives to conserve/preserve natural resources, in particular parklands and waterways; initiatives to research/ promote the use of alternative fuels; and environmental education for K-12 students.
  • Funding: Funding varies by request.
  • Web: http://www.bmwgroupna.com/07_Philanth.htm
  • Deadline: Continuous

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Spencer Foundation

Research Grants

  • The Foundation's research grants are organized under four areas of inquiry that identify broad topics believed to have fundamental and abiding importance for educational improvement: (1) The Relation Between Education and Social Opportunity; (2) Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Systems; (3) Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources; and (4) Purposes and Values of Education. The Foundation also welcomes proposals that do not fit one of the four areas listed through its Field-Initiated Proposal program.
  • Eligibility: Principal Investigators (PIs) applying for a Research Grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. PIs must be affiliated with a college, university, research facility, school district, or cultural institution that is willing to serve as the fiscal agent if the grant is awarded. Research Grant proposals from individuals are not eligible.
  • Funding: Research grants are made up to $500,000.
  • Web: http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/how-to-apply
  • Deadline: Continuous

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RGK Foundation

Grants

  • The RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Medicine and Health. The foundation's primary interests within the Education area include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science, and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education.
  • Funding: The average grant amount is $25,000. Multi-year grants are rare; most grants are awarded for a one-year period.
  • Web:http://www.rgkfoundation.org/public/guidelines
  • Deadline: Continuous

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Amgen Foundation

Grants

  • The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education, improve quality care and access for patients, and support resources that create sound communities where Amgen staff members lice and work. The Amgen Foundation carefully considers each grant application it receives, seeking out divers organizations whose philosophies, objectives and approaches align with the Foundation goals and mission.
  • Funding: Amgen Foundation grants range from $10,000 to multi-million dollar commitments.
  • Web: http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/apply_for_grant.html
  • Deadline: Continuous for LOI

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