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National Science Foundation

Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Institutes of Health

United States Department of Education

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

Kress Foundation

National Security Agency

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

National Research Council

International Reading Association

American Anthropological Association

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

National Endowment for the Arts

American Astronomical Society

Department of Defense

Department of Energy

Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture

Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

Environmental Protection Agency

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Witter Bynner Foundation For Poetry

East-West Center

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Russell Sage Foundation

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Amgen Foundation

BMW Group in North America

RGK Foundation

Spencer Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation

 

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: Large Projects - November 3, 2011

 

Small Business Technology Transfer Program- Phase I

  • The Small Business Technology Transfer program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.The Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) requires researchers at universities and other non-profit research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR project. These researchers, by joining forces with a small company, can spin-off their commercially promising ideas while they remain primarily employed at the research institution. The program is governed by Public Law 112-17.NSF seeks to help reach the nation's future broadband goals and the larger objective of alleviating growing pressure on limited radio spectrum resources. Innovative approaches, technologies, and policies are required to enable more flexible and efficient access to the radio spectrum. The stakes are high in technology development as the country that develops the key intellectual property to enable the efficient use of the spectrum and adopts new and effective spectrum regulations is expected to have strong competitive advantages in the manufacturing of new communications systems, and increased productivity in using this technology. For information reference section A.10.
  • Funding:$5,250,000 pending availability of funds for 35 awards per year.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11561/nsf11561.htm
  • Deadline: Large Projects - November 17, 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

Alan T. Waterman Award

  • Congress established the Alan T. Waterman Award in August 1975 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the National Science Foundation and to honor its first Director. The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $500,000 over a three year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient's choice.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be 35 years of age or younger or not more than 7 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. degree by December 31 of the year in which they are nominated. For example, candidates eligible for the 2011 award must be born on or after 1975, or received their Ph.D. on or after 2003. Candidates should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievements in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers. Criteria include originality, innovation, and significant impact on the field.
  • Web: http://nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp
  • Deadline:October 31, 2011

National Radio Astronomy Observatory- Jansky Fellowship

  • The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) announces the 2012 Jansky Fellowship Program which provides outstanding postdoctoral opportunities for research in astronomy. Jansky Fellows formulate and carry out investigations either independently or in collaboration with others within the wide framework of interests of the Observatory. Prior radio experience is not required and multi-wavelength projects leading to a synergy with NRAO instruments are encouraged. The NRAO also encourages applications from candidates with interest in radio astronomy instrumentation, computation, and theory.
    Appointments may be made for positions at any of the major NRAO sites: Socorro, NM; Green Bank, WV; and Charlottesville, VA. As ALMA commissioning activities get underway, we anticipate that there will also be appointments available in Chile. Jansky Fellows are encouraged to spend time at universities working with collaborators during the course of their Fellowship.
    In addition to appointments at NRAO sites, non-resident Jansky Fellowships may be offered for appointments that are hosted at a university within the United States. Frequent and/or long term visits to NRAO sites are encouraged. Split Fellowships with time spent at NRAO and a university within the US are permitted.
  • Funding: The starting salary will be $63,000 per year with an appointment duration of two years, and possible renewal for a third. A research budget of up to $10,000 per year is provided for travel and computing requirements. Fellows are eligible for page charge support, vacation accrual, health insurance coverage, and a moving allowance. In addition, up to $3,000 per year is provided to non-NRAO institutions hosting Jansky Fellows to defray local institutional costs.
  • Web: https://science.nrao.edu/opportunities/postdoctoral-programs/jansky
  • Deadline: November 1, 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

Cooperative Activity in Materials Research

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH)

  • The Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) Program promotes interdisciplinary analyses of relevant human and natural system processes and complex interactions among human and natural systems at diverse scales.
  • Web:http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10612/nsf10612.htm
  • Funding: $17,000,000 This total is for an estimated 15 to 18 awards to be made annually, pending availability of funds.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2011

 

Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN)

  • Sustainability Research Networks will engage and explore fundamental theoretical issues and empirical questions in sustainability science, engineering, and education that will increase our understanding of the ultimate sustainability challenge - maintaining and improving the quality of life for the nation within a healthy Earth system. The goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition is to support the development and coalescence of entities to advance collaborative research that addresses questions and challenges in sustainability science, engineering, and education. SRNs will link scientists, engineers, and educators, at existing institutions, centers, networks, and also develop new research efforts and collaborations.
  • Funding: $36 million for 3-4 SRNs. Awards are expected to be 4 to 5 years in duration and budgets must not exceed $12 million total per award.
  • Web: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11574/nsf11574.htm
  • Deadline: December 1, 2011 (preliminary proposals); April 1, 2011 (full proposals)

NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows

  • Through SEES Fellows, NSF seeks to enable the discoveries needed to inform actions that lead to environmental, energy and societal sustainability while creating the necessary workforce to address these challenges. The program's emphasis is to facilitate investigations that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and address issues of sustainability through a systems approach, building bridges between academic inquiry, economic growth, and societal needs. The Fellow's proposed investigation should be interdisciplinary and allow him/her to obtain research experience beyond his/her current core disciplinary expertise. Additionally, Fellows are required to develop a research partnership that would broaden the impact and/or scope of the proposed research activities. Such activities might include, but are not limited to, a connection with a NSF Research Coordination Network (RCN), center or facility; industry; a national laboratory; or a state, regional, or local resource management agency. Fellows are required to have two mentors, one for the proposed research at the host institution (the institution that will administer the award) and the other for the research partnership. The mentors can be from the same institution, but should not be from the same discipline.
  • Funding: $6 million for 12-20 awards, each with 2-3 years of support over a maximum four-year period.
  • Web: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11575/nsf11575.htm
  • Deadline: December 5, 2011

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)

  • The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that regulate the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The program's focus is on both the discovery, and the building and testing models that elucidate these principles and processes. Research proposals should focus on understanding the determinants of transmission of diseases to humans, non-human animals, or plants; the spread of pathogens by environmental factors, vectors or abiotic agents; the population dynamics and genetics of reservoir species or alternate hosts; or the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of disease transmission. Research may be on zoonotic, environmentally-borne, vector-borne, or enteric diseases of either terrestrial, freshwater, or marine systems and organisms, including diseases of non-human animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive environmental systems. Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged, as are disease systems of concern in agricultural and coastal marine systems. Investigators are encouraged to include links to the public health research community, including for example, participation of epidemiologists, physicians, veterinarians, food scientists, social scientists, entomologists, pathologists, virologists, or parasitologists.
  • Funding: $15 million for about 9 awards.
  • Web: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11580/nsf11580.htm
  • Deadline: December 7, 2011

Cyberlearning: Transforming Education

  • Through the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program, NSF seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn to

    • better understand how people learn with technology and how technology can be used productively to help people learn, through individual use and/or through collaborations mediated by technology;
    • better use technology for collecting, analyzing, sharing, and managing data to shed light on learning, promoting learning, and designing learning environments; and
    • design new technologies for these purposes, and advance understanding of how to use those technologies and integrate them into learning environments so that their potential is fulfilled.
  • Funding: 28 to 49 awards will be made, contingent on the availability of funds.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503581
  • Deadline: December 15, 2011

Division of Environmental Biology (core programs) (DEB)

  • The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling.
  • Funding: Estimated number of awards is 200 each year pending availability of funds. Anticipated funding is $72,000,000 for new awards each year. Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11573/nsf11573.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
  • Deadline: Preliminary proposal due (required): January 09, 2012; Full proposal (by invitation only): August 02, 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.
  • Funding: $28,000,000 in FY 2012 for new awards, pending availability of funds.
  • Web:http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11546/nsf11546.htm
  • Deadline: January 11, 2012

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems

  • The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) supports research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals should focus on organisms as a fundamental unit of biological organization. PIs are encouraged to apply systems approaches that will lead to conceptual and theoretical insights and predictions about emergent organismal properties. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, nervous system development, structure, and function, physiological processes, functional morphology, symbioses, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, and animal behavior.
  • Funding: Up to 200 awards per year, pending availability of funds; $55,000,000 for new awards each year.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11572/nsf11572.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
  • Deadline: Preliminary proposal due (required):January 12, 2012; Full proposal (by invitation only): August 02, 2012

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

Environmental Sustainability

  • The Environmental Sustainability program supports engineering research with the goal of promoting sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival.  The long-term viability of natural capital is critical for many areas of human endeavor. Research in Environmental Sustainability typically considers long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics.
  • Funding:The duration of unsolicited awards is generally one to three years. The average annual award size for the program is $100,000. 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=501027
  • Deadline:Full Proposal Window: January 15, 2012 - February 17, 2012

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

Transforming STEM Learning (TSL)

  • TSL combines interests and resources of separate programs in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) to explore the opportunities and challenges implied by innovative visions of the future for STEM learning. The TSL program invites interdisciplinary teams of STEM content specialists, experts in relevant technologies, STEM formal and informal education specialists, researchers with expertise in the learning sciences, and specialists in education research and evaluation methods to submit proposals for research projects that (1) Study efficacy of existing prototypes for innovations like virtual schools, special STEM schools, and educational programs that combine opportunities of formal and informal learning resources in their communities; or (2) Design and conduct exploratory development of new potentially transformative models for STEM learning environments. The cross-cutting proposals will draw from work in the four primary DRL programs: Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12), Informal Science Education (ISE), Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE), and Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST). However, proposals submitted in response to this solicitation must have a scope that extends well beyond any of those programs individually.
  • Funding: $5,000,000; In FY 2011 and FY 2012, up to $5,000,000 will be allocated to funding projects under this solicitation, subject to availability of funds. Research projects may ask for up to $2,000,000 for project duration of up to 4 years; planning and pilot development projects may ask for up to $500,000 for project duration up to 2 years.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10602/nsf10602.htm
  • Deadline: March 9, 2012

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.
  • Funding:$25,000,000 (pending availability of funds dispersed between 20 to 30 awards)
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10619/nsf10619.htm
  • Deadline: February 28, 2012; April 25, 2012; July 26, 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: February 15, 2012

 

 

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

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

Living with a Star Program (R&T)

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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: February 1, 2012

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National Institutes of Health

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

NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards - (R01)

  • The NIH Directors Transformative Research Awards complements NIHs traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research.
  • Funding: NIH Common Fund intends to commit $25 million dollars in FY 2012 for this initiative. The number of awards depends on the size and scope of the most meritorious applications. Up to one-third of the budget for this FOA will be reserved for projects exceeding $1 million dollars in direct costs per year. Component Institutes and Centers of NIH may also fund particular applications based on programmatic interest and availability of funds..
  • Web: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=123773
  • Deadline: January 12, 2012

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United States Department of Education

Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant Program

  • The program provides funding for grants to national non-profit organizations to support projects that are supported by at least moderate evidence, as defined in this notice, to recruit, select, and prepare or provide professional enhancement activities for teachers or for teachers and principals. The 2011 program contains three absolute priorities: 1. Teacher and principal recruitment, selection, and preparation - Under this priority, the Secretary provides funding to support the creation or reform of practices, strategies, or programs that are designed to increase the number or percentage of teachers (or teachers and principals) who are highly effective (as defined in this notice), especially for teachers (or teachers and principals) who serve concentrations of high-need students (as defined in this notice), by identifying, recruiting, and preparing highly effective teachers (or teachers and principals). To meet this priority, applicants must propose a plan demonstrating that teacher or principal participation in the applicant's proposed activities will be determined through a rigorous, competitive selection process. 2. Professional development/enhancement of teachers of English language arts with a specific focus on writing - Under this priority, the Secretary provides funding to support projects that will increase the quality of student literacy and writing by creating or reforming practices, strategies, or programs that improve teachers' knowledge, understanding, and teaching of English language arts with a specific focus on writing through high-quality professional development or professional enhancement programs. 3. Advanced certification and advanced credentialing - Under this priority, the Secretary provides funding to support projects that encourage and support teachers (or teachers and principals) seeking advanced certification or advanced credentialing through high-quality professional enhancement programs designed to improve teaching and learning for teachers or for teachers and principals. To meet this priority, applicants must demonstrate or propose a plan to demonstrate that the award of the advanced certification or advanced credential will be determined on the basis of a rigorous evaluation with multiple measures that include measures of student academic growth.
  • Funding:Approximately $24,680,000 will be available for this competition. One to five awards will be made for project periods up to 36 months. It is anticipated that initial awards under this competition will be made for a one-year (12 month) period.
  • Web: http://fundingopps.cos.com/cgi-bin/fo2/getRec?id=132268
  • Deadline: Letter of Intent Due October 11, 2011; Proposal:November 07, 2011

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National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

Sustainable Vision Grants

  • Sustainable Vision grants fund educational programs in which technologies are created and commercialized to benefit people living in poverty. >Since 2006, over 50 grants have been made to innovate, commercialize, and distribute technologies in the US and 30 countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Grantees have access to funding and rigorous venture development support including workshops, mentoring, and a network of advisors, entrepreneurs, faculty, and students.
  • Funding: $10,000 to $50,000 for one to three year period.
  • Web: http://nciia.org/grants/sustainablevision
  • Deadline: October 15, 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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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

 

International Reading Association

Elva Knight Research Grant Program

  • The Elva Knight Research Grant provides up to US$8,000 for research in reading and literacy. Projects should be completed within 2 years and may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of the research.
  • Funding: Grants up to $8,000.
  • Web: http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/research_knight.aspx
  • Deadline: November 1, 2011

     

    American Anthropological Association

Ethics Small Grants Program

  • The goal of the AAA Small Grants Program is to foster the development and use of curricular materials for the teaching and communication of ethics and ethical practice across the discipline of anthropology. Administered by the AAA Committee on Ethics, this small grant program encourages the awareness of and innovation in ethics curricular materials used in introductory, undergraduate, and graduate classes. Proposals for the development of curricular materials in a variety of forms are welcome, including texts, films, blogs, websites, exhibits, and other innovative media forms. The grant recipient(s) will have ten months to complete these new curricular materials, the results of which will be featured in the "Ethical Currents" column of the December issue of AN as well as on the AAA ethics blog, and highlighted at the Annual Meeting.
  • Funding: Grants range from $200 to $1,000.
  • Web: http://blog.aaanet.org/2011/07/11/american-anthropological-association-request-for-proposals-%E2%80%93-ethics-small-grant-program/
  • Deadline: November 1, 2011

 

 

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

Conferences and Workshops

  • Conferences are defined as public events that are comprised primarily of oral and poster presentations to a larger audience of anthropologists. Priority is given to major conferences sponsored by large international anthropological organizations (e.g., the European Association of Social Anthropologists, European Anthropological Association, Pan African Anthropological Association, and Latin American Anthropological Association) that serve as their annual or periodic meetings. The majority of the funds granted to such conferences is expected to be used towards expenses for international scholars who are making presentations at the conference and would not otherwise be able to attend.
    Workshops are defined as working meetings that focus on developing and debating topical issues in theoretical anthropology. Workshops involve a small group of scholars who meet for a sufficient period of time to deal intensively with the topic. Priority is given to those workshops that devote the majority of time to discussion and debate rather than to the presentation of papers. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication.
  • Eligibility: The application must be made by a professional anthropologist who is the primary organizer of the proposed conference or workshop. A co-applicant can be specified on the application. Applications are not accepted from students without a co-applicant who has a doctorate and holds an established academic position; Requests by individuals for grants to attend meetings are not accepted; Applications submitted for the June 1 deadline must be for conferences or workshops held after January 1 of the following year. Applications submitted for the December 1 deadline must be for conferences or workshops held after July 1 of the following year. The Foundation can accept applications up to two years in advance of the meeting; Current conference/workshop grantees must have completed all requirements of their existing award before an application for a new conference/workshop grant can be accepted.
  • Funding: The grants are for a maximum of $20,000.
  • Web: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/conference-and-workshop-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

 

 

National Endowment for the Arts

Research: Art Works

  • The NEA's Office of Research & Analysis' (ORA) is inaugurating a grants program for research in and about the arts. These grants will support the investigation of novel and significant research questions about the value and impact of the U.S. arts sector through the analysis of existing and/or newly established datasets. The resulting projects will enhance the current state of knowledge about the value and impact of the arts in the U.S., and will yield valuable information about the utility to arts-related research of various kinds of datasets -- including those not previously mined for this purpose. It is hoped, moreover, that by providing financial support to deserving projects that engage researchers from multiple fields and disciplines, this program will spur growth in the number of people experienced in and knowledgeable about arts-related research in the United States. In this spirit, the NEA encourages applicants from diverse research backgrounds, including applicants who have not specialized in arts-related research.
  • Funding: The Arts Endowment anticipates awarding up to 25 grants, based on the availability of funding. Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $30,000. Grants do not require matching funds. However, applicants are encouraged to provide some cash and/or in-kind services in support of this project. Minimal federal funds may be used to support administrative costs. However, grantees must incur direct costs equal to the amount of an award.
  • Web: http://arts.gov/grants/apply/Research/
  • Deadline: November 8, 2011

FY 2012 Literature Translation Fellowships

  • The Arts Endowments support of a project may begin any time between November 1, 2012, and November 1, 2013, and extend for up to two years. Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. We encourage translations of writers and of work which are not well represented in English translation. All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translated into English. Competition for fellowships is rigorous. Potential applicants should consider carefully whether their work will be competitive at the national level.
  • Funding: Grants are for $12,500 or $25,000. Award amounts are determined by the NEA.
  • Web:http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=117374
  • Deadline: January 5, 2012

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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/search/search.do;jsessionid=nQXxTBJQfY5Kvl2vLWjgvMGdXkqRQdBx2K02r5y7SRVbldJMbhYB!1014880958?oppId=102713&mode=VIEW
  • Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed quarterly: December 1, 2011; March 1, 2012; June 1, 2012

Office of Science Early Career Research Program

  • 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: $6 million total for up to 50 awards.
  • Web: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/
  • Deadline: November 29, 2011

 

Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture

Scholars-In-Residence Program

  • The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program assists those scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources. Fellowships funded by the Center will allow recipients to spend six months or a year in residence with access to resources at the Schomburg Center and other centers of The New York Public Library. The program encourages research and writing on black history and culture, facilitates interaction among participating scholars, and provides widespread dissemination of findings through lectures, publications, and colloquia and seminars. It encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture.
  • Funding:Fellowships are awarded for continuous periods of six or twelve months at the Schomburg Center with maximum stipends of $30,000 for six months and $60,000 for twelve months.
  • Web: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/131
  • Deadline: December 1, 2011

 

Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Since its inception in 1981, the Woodson Institute's Residential Fellowship Program has attracted outstanding scholars in the humanities and social sciences who work on a wide array of topics in African-American and African Studies, as well as related fields. These two-year fellowships- offered at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels—are designed to facilitate the writing of dissertations or manuscripts and provide successful applicants the opportunity to discuss and exchange works-in-progress both with each other and the larger intellectual community of the University. Preference is given to applicants whose research is substantially completed, thus providing them the maximum amount of time to complete their manuscripts within the fellowship term. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to teach one upper-division seminar each year within the African-American and African Studies Program on a topic chosen in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Please see the guidelines in the Instructions and Application sections for more information about the fellowship program.
  • Funding:Predoctoral fellowships covers two years, beginning August 25, 2012, and ending August 24, 2014, and carries an annual stipend of $20,000, plus health insurance. Postdoctoral fellowships cover two years beginning August 25, 2012, and ending August 24, 2014, and carries an annual stipend of $45,000, plus health insurance.
  • Web: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/woodson/fellowship/index.html
  • Deadline: December 1, 2011

 

The Environmental Protection Agency

Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships Program

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), invites applications for the Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for undergraduate environmentally-related study for bachelor's level students. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 12, 2011. Subject to availability of funding, and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships by July 30, 2012. The fellowship provides up to $19,700 per year of academic support and $9,500 for internship support for a combined total of up to $48,900 over the life of the fellowship. The GRO program enhances and supports quality environmental education for undergraduates, and thereby encourages them to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level, and pursue careers in environmentally-related fields, such as physics, biology, health, the social sciences, and engineering. The actual amount awarded per year will vary depending on the amount of tuition and fees and the number of months the stipend is required. This fellowship is intended to help defray costs associated with environmentally-oriented study leading to a bachelor’s degree.
  • Funding:It is anticipated that a total of approximately $1,956,000 will be awarded under this announcement, depending on the availability of funds, the quality of applications received, and other applicable considerations. The EPA anticipates funding approximately 40 fellowships under this RFA. The maximum projected award per fellowship is $19,700 per year total costs for up to two years, plus $9,500 for internship support. Requests for amounts in excess of a total of $48,900 will not be considered.
  • Web: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2012/2012_gro_undergrad.html#AWARDII
  • Deadline: December 12, 2011

 

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Grants for Independent Research on Venetian History and Culture

  • The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation announces its 2012-2013 program of grants (predoctoral and postdoctoral) for travel to and residence in Venice and the Veneto. Grants will be awarded for historical research specifically on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including (but not limited to) archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater.
  • Funding: Applications will be entertained for grants up to a maximum of $19,900 for a full academic year. Grants for the maximum amount are rarely awarded, and successful applicants are frequently awarded less than the amount requested. Funds are granted primarily for research in Venice and the Veneto only, and for transportation to, from, and within the Veneto.
  • Web: http://www.delmas.org/guidelines/v_ir_a.html
  • Deadline: December 15, 2011

 

Witter Bynner Foundation For Poetry

Grants

  • Through a bequest from Witter Bynner in 1972, The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry perpetuates the art of poetry. The foundation promotes poetry in American culture and encourages grant proposals that expand awareness of the positive effects of poetry on society.
  • Funding:Organizations may apply for grant support from $1,000 to $10,000 for a maximum of three years. The foundation does not support indirect costs for grant administration, endowment funds, capital improvements, or general operating expenses.
  • Web: http://www.bynnerfoundation.org/grants/index.htm
  • Deadline: December 31, 2011

 

East-West Center

Posco Visiting Fellowships

  • The POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program, endowed by POSCO , is intended to promote research activities on Korean topics at the East-West Center. The Program invites outstanding scholars and policy makers to engage in policy-relevant, contemporary research on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia, as they relate to Korea.
    POSCO visiting fellows are in residence at the East-West Center for one to two months and undertake research and writing on an agreed topic. Fellows are provided with a stipend and round trip economy airfare between their home base and Honolulu. They are required to give one seminar, prepare a high quality paper to be submitted for publication, and join in East-West Center activities. The Fellow may also be asked to participate in local outreach and public diplomacy activities. Proposals for cost-shared fellowships are welcomed.
    Each year during the period from March 1 through the end of February of the following year, the East-West Center invites four to six visiting fellows. These fellows will spend one or two months each carrying out policy-related research on issues regarding Northeast Asia that are of common concern -- such as globalization, economic regionalism, economic restructuring, political change, and the changing East Asian security environment, including the Korean Peninsula. In particular, the POSCO Fellowship Program is intended to generate constructive and informative research on four important issues: (1) issues concerning the two Koreas and Northeast Asia; (2) security issues for Korea and Northeast Asia; (3) economic and social aspects of Korea-related issues; (4) political aspects of Korea-related issues.
  • Web: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/research/visiting-fellow-programs/posco-visiting-fellowship-program
  • Deadline: December 31, 2011

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

Digital Humanities Implementation Grants

  • This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities. The program can support innovative digital-humanities projects that address multiple audiences, including scholars, teachers, librarians, and the public. Applications from recipients of NEH's Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants are welcome. Unlike NEH's start-up grant program, which emphasizes basic research, prototyping, experimentation, and potential impact, the Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program seeks to identify projects that have successfully completed their start-up phase and are well positioned to have a major impact. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Digital Humanities Implementation Grants may involve implementation of computationally-based methods or techniques for humanities research; implementation of new digital tools for use in humanities research, public programming, or educational settings; efforts to ensure the completion and long-term sustainability of existing digital resources (typically in conjunction with a library or archive); studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines; or implementation of new digital modes of scholarly communication that facilitate peer review, collaboration, or the dissemination of humanities scholarship for various audiences. Successful projects must make digital innovations and be significant to the humanities. Successful projects must make digital innovations and be significant to the humanities.
  • Funding: Awards range from $100,000 to $325,000 for projects of one to three years.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/digitalhumanitiesimplementation.html
  • Deadline: January 24, 2012

 

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: March 15, 2012

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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Defense Sciences Research and Technology

  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) pursues and exploits fundamental science and innovation for national defense and has released a broad agency announcement (BAA) soliciting abstracts and full proposals for advanced research and development in a variety of enabling technical areas.
  • Funding:Multiple awards are expected and will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.
  • Web:http://www.darpa.mil/Opportunities/Solicitations/DSO_Solicitations.aspx
  • Deadline: August 9, 2012

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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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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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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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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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W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Grants

  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society
  • Eligibility:Nonprofit Organizations
  • Funding:In 2010, the foundation awarded more than $266 million in charitable grants.
  • Web: http://www.wkkf.org/what-we-support/educated-kids.aspx
  • Deadline: Continuous

     

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