Funding Opportunities
 
 


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http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/calendar.html


 
   
     
 
Funding Opportunities Links
 
 

National Science Foundation

Office of Science

National Institutes of Health

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Virginia Environmental Endowment

National Endowment for Financial Education

National Endowment for the Humanities

Office of Naval Research

The Jeffress Memorial Trust

National Endowment for the Arts

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Association for Institutional Research

CEC ArtsLink

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Research Corporation for Science Advancement

National Trust for Historic Preservation

American Political Science Association

National Council for Eurasian and East European Research

Graham Foundation

U.S. Department of Defense

Alcatel-Lucent Foundation

Anthony Robbins Foundation

The Coca-Cola Company

Compton Foundation

Economic Development Administration

GE Foundation

The Hershey Company

LI-COR

Macy's Inc.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Wish You Well Foundation

 

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Funding Opportunities

 
National Science Foundation
 

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG)

  • The Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory and archival data studies in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics, including but not limited to the following areas of study:
    • Planetary Astronomy: Studies of Solar System and extrasolar planets; the detailed characterization, structure and composition of the surfaces, interiors, and atmospheres of planets and satellites; the nature of small bodies (asteroids, comets, and Kuiper-belt objects); the inter-planetary medium; and the origin, formation, and development of the Solar System and other planetary systems.
    • Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics: Studies of the structure and activity of the Sun and other stars; the physical properties and composition of all types of single and multiple stars; compact objects and their interactions; star formation and stellar evolution; stellar nucleosynthesis; and the properties of atoms and molecules of relevance to stellar astronomy.
    • Galactic Astronomy: Studies on the composition, structure and evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy and nearby galaxies. Research may focus on the stellar populations in these galaxies; the characteristics of star clusters; the interstellar medium; and the properties of atomic and molecular constituents of the interstellar medium.
    • Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology: Studies of the Universe beyond our Galaxy. Research topics include galaxy formation, evolution and interaction; active galaxies; quasars; the intergalactic medium; large-scale structure; and all areas of cosmology.
    Proposals submitted to the AAG Program do not require categorization into one of the study areas identified above. Proposals may span multiple disciplines and/or areas of study and may utilize multiple techniques. Please contact the program officer in your thematic area if you have any questions about proposal preparation and submission.
  • Funding: $40,000,000 anticipated in FY13 for up to 100 new and continuing awards, pending availability of funds.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12589/nsf12589.htm
  • Deadline: November 15, 2012

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

  • Cyberspace has transformed the daily lives of people for the better. The rush to adopt cyberspace, however, has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities: corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have been victims of cyber-attacks. In December 2011, the National Science and Technology Council with the cooperation of NSF has advanced a broad, coordinated federal strategic plan for cybersecurity research and development to "change the game," check the misuses of cyber technology, bolster education and training in cybersecurity, establish a science of cybersecurity, and transition promising cybersecurity research into practice. This challenge requires a dedicated approach to research, development, and education that leverages the disciplines of mathematics and statistics, the social sciences, and engineering with the computational and information sciences.
    This program welcomes proposals that address Cybersecurity from a Trustworthy Computing Systems perspective (TWC); a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences perspective (SBE); and a Transition to Practice perspective (TPP) (see below). In addition, we welcome proposals that integrate research addressing two or more of these perspectives as well as proposals focusing entirely on Cybersecurity Education (see below).
  • Estimated Number of Awards: 70; NSF anticipates approximately 5 Education awards, 51 Small awards, 12 Medium awards and 2 Frontier awards in FY13. Funding: Small projects: up to $500,000 in total budget, with durations of up to three years; Medium projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 in total budget, with durations of up to four years; Frontier projects: $1,200,001 to $10,000,000 in total budget, with durations of up to five years.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12596/nsf12596.htm
  • Deadline: MEDIUM Projects: November 30, 2012; SMALL Projects: December 14, 2012; FRONTIER Projects; January 30, 2013

Geophysics (PH)

  • The Geophysics Program is part of the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR). EAR provides funding for the conduct of research concerning the solid Earth and its surface environment. EAR supports investigations of the Earth's structure, composition, evolution, and the interaction of the lithosphere with the Earth's biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. In addition, EAR provides support for instrumental and observational infrastructure, cyberinfrastructure, and innovative educational and outreach activities. Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Support is available for research and research infrastructure through grants and contracts awarded in response to investigator-initiated proposals from U.S. universities and other eligible organizations. EAR will consider co-funding of projects with other agencies and supports international work and collaborations.
  • Estimated Number of Awards: 70 to 80 annually; Anticipated Funding Amount: $15,900,000
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12598/nsf12598.htm
  • Deadline: December 5, 2012; June 5, 2013

Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development (Limited Submission Program)

  • The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums, science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions.
    To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development of a single instrument or for equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (physical or virtual).  The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories/facilities or to conduct independent research activities simultaneously.  Further guidance on appropriate requests can be found in the MRI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/mri. See http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/deadlines.html for more information on limited submission programs.
  • Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Three (3)
    If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).
  • Funding: Instrument acquisition or development proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million will be accepted from all eligible organizations. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 will also be accepted from all eligible organizations for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences and from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education for all NSF-supported disciplines.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5260&org=NSF&from=fund
  • Target Internal Deadline: December 10, 2012; Sponsor Deadline: January 24, 2013

Math and Science Partnership (MSP)

  • The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program is a major research and development effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. MSP projects are expected to raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the STEM performance of diverse student populations. MSP projects contribute to what is known in K-12 STEM education. All STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields supported by NSF may be involved in this work, with special encouragement to areas that are gaining increased traction at the K-12 level, such as computer science and engineering, in addition to mathematics and science. MSP projects also serve as models that have a sufficiently strong evidence/research base to improve STEM education outcomes for all students. Through this solicitation, NSF seeks to support two levels of Targeted Partnership awards, Implementation and Prototype. Implementation awards are intended to develop and put into practice innovative approaches and strategies in education. Prototype awards explore potentially innovative approaches and strategies in education. Both types of Partnerships incorporate significant new innovations to STEM education, linked to a strong educational research agenda, in one of four focal areas: Community Enterprise for STEM Learning; Current Issues Related to STEM Content; Identifying and Cultivating Exceptional Talent; and K-12 STEM Teacher Preparation. In addition, there are three types of Research, Evaluation and Technical Assistance (RETA) project opportunities in this solicitation: research related to sustainability, or policies, or state plans for STEM education; technical assistance for evaluators of MSP projects; and the STEM Education Resource Collaboratory.
  • Funding: $55,000,000; Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. For Targeted Partnerships projects in FY2013, NSF expects to make 10-15 total awards, including 5-7 Implementation awards and 5-8 Prototype awards. An additional 4-6 RETA awards are anticipated in FY2013.
  • Web: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12518/nsf12518.htm
  • Deadline: December 18, 2012

Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry

  • The Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program supports research on 1) the interactions between biological and geological systems at all scales of space and time; 2) geomicrobiology and biomineralization processes; 3) the role of life in the transformation and evolution of the Earth's geochemical cycles; 4) inorganic and organic geochemical processes occurring at or near the Earth's surface now and in the past, and at the broad spectrum of interfaces ranging in scale from planetary and regional to mineral-surface and supramolecular; 5) mineralogy and chemistry of soils and sediments; 6) surficial chemical and biogeochemical systems and cycles and their modification through natural and anthropogenic change; and 7) development of tools, methods, and models for low-temperature geochemistry and geobiological research - such as those emerging from molecular biology - in the study of the terrestrial environment.
  • Funding: $5,200,000 for 30-40 awards
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09552/nsf09552.htm
  • Deadline: January 16, 2013 (January 16, Annually Thereafter)

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. Principal Investigators (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.
    Proposals are welcomed in all areas of science supported by the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems. All investigator-initiated proposals to the core programs in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems must now be invited based on merit review of preliminary proposals. There is a single submission deadline with a limit of 2 preliminary proposals per investigator per year as PI or co-PI in response to this solicitation. There are no limits on the number of proposals submitted as collaborator or senior personnel. These limits do not pertain to proposals submitted in response to other NSF solicitations.
  • Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 2
    In a given year, an individual may participate as a PI or co-PI on no more than two preliminary proposals submitted in response to this IOS Core Program Solicitation. Preliminary proposals in excess of the limit for any person will be returned without review in the reverse order received. "PI" and "co-PI" refer to the role an individual would play in a full proposal (including all parts of a collaborative proposal).
    This limit does not pertain to proposals to other solicitations (e.g., Research Coordination Networks, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants, CAREER, Plant Genome Research Program, Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development) or to core programs in other BIO Divisions (Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, Biological Infrastructure, Environmental Biology). However solicitations may have their own limit guidelines so be sure to review those carefully for details.
  • Funding: $55,000,000 for 200 awards
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13506/nsf13506.htm
  • Preliminary Proposal Deadline (required): January 18, 2013; Full Proposal Deadline (by invitation only): August 2, 2013

Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)

  • The Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) competition promotes the conduct of interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on support for research that involves researchers from multiple disciplinary fields, that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies from multiple disciplinary fields, and that is likely to yield generalizable insights and information that will advance basic knowledge and capabilities across multiple disciplinary fields.
  • Funding: $10,000,000; NSF anticipates making 10 to 15 awards annually.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12614/nsf12614.htm
  • Deadline: January 23, 2013; December 3, 2013

United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science

  • The United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science (USICCS) program is a joint program of NSF and the United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). The program supports research projects that develop new knowledge in the areas of theory of computing; algorithm design and analysis; design, verification, and evaluation of software systems; and revolutionary computing models based on emerging scientific ideas. Through this program, NSF and BSF will jointly support collaborations among US-based researchers and Israel-based researchers. US-based researchers will receive funds from NSF to support travel to Israel to interact with their Israeli counterparts. Israel-based and US-based researchers will receive funds allowable under the BSF program described at http://www.bsf.org.il/.
  • Funding: $400,000 in total for 6 to 9 awards
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12603/nsf12603.htm
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013

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.
    This program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society's need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. There are four principal general research areas which are supported, but others can be proposed by contacting the program director by email at: bhamilto@nsf.gov
    • Industrial Ecology
    • Green Engineering
    • Ecological Engineering
    • Earth Systems Engineering
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501027
  • Deadline: February 19, 2013

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Office of Science
 

High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science

  • The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program of the Office of Science (SC) and the Office of Stockpile Stewardship of the Defense Programs (DP) of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), both of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), jointly announce their interests in receiving grant applications for new awards for research in the SC-NNSA Joint Program in High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP). All individuals or groups planning to submit applications for new funding in Fiscal Year 2013 should submit in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Principal Investigators who currently have awards through the joint HEDLP program should not apply. The specific areas of interest are: 1. High-Energy-Density Hydrodynamics 2. Radiation-Dominated Dynamics and Material Properties 3. Magnetized High-Energy-Density Plasma Physics 4. Nonlinear Optics of Plasmas and Laser-Plasma Interactions 5. Relativistic HED Plasmas and Intense Beam Physics 6. Warm Dense Matter.
  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
  • Web: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000755&agency=DOE
  • Deadline: November 16, 2012

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National Institutes of Health
 

TaRGET I: Chromatin Structure, Genomics, and Transcriptional Responses to the Environment (R01)

  • In order to understand the mechanisms by which toxicants impact gene expression, it is necessary to better understand how exposure affects the proteins and processes upstream of DNA methylation and other epigenetic marks. The NIEHS has made a significant investment in research aimed at identifying epigenetic signatures of exposure, but the mechanistic studies aimed at identifying how these epigenetic marks are established are currently under-represented in our portfolio. The purpose of this FOA is to encourage research applications that will potentially move the field from descriptive and correlative studies to an enhanced mechanistic understanding of how environmental exposures affect the proteins and functional genomic elements involved in establishing and maintaining gene expression patterns and chromatin states.
  • Funding: The following NIH components intend to commit the following amounts in FY 2013: NIEHS intends to commit $3 million for five awards. NIDA intends to commit $400,000 one award. Application budgets are limited to $400K in direct costs per year. The maximum length of award shall not exceed 4 years.
  • Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-12-008.html#_Section_IV._Application_1
  • Deadline: November 19, 2012

Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13/U13)

  • The purpose of the NIH Research Conference (R13) Grant and NIH Research Conference Cooperative Agreement (U13) Programs is to support high quality scientific conferences that are relevant to its mission and to the public health. A conference is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or any other organized and formal meeting, whether conducted face-to-face or via the Internet, where individuals assemble (or meet virtually) to exchange information and views or explore or clarify a defined subject, problem, or area of knowledge, whether or not a published report results from such meeting. The NIH recognizes the value to members of the research community and all other interested parties in supporting such forums.
  • Funding: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations, and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
  • Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-212.html
  • Deadline: December 12, 2012

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R01)

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director (OD) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Applications submitted under this FOA may include development of: Novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups, including older adults; improved technology or applications of existing technology; statistical methods to assess or correct for measurement errors or biases, methods to investigate the multidimensionality of diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors.  
  • Funding: Expected direct cost amounts for individual awards range from $200,000 to $650,000.
  • Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-198.html
  • Deadline: February 5, 2013

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
 

Environmental Education Regional Grants

  • Under this solicitation EPA is seeking grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, as described in this notice, and that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings. Under this solicitation EPA expects to award environmental education grants from the 10 EPA Regional offices.
  • Funding: The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $2,160,000 nationwide. EPA expects to award one (1) grant per Region for an expected 10 grants nationwide; the award amount is approximately (but no more than) $216,000, subject to the availability of funds, the quality and quantity of applications received, and other applicable considerations. Cost Sharing Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate how they will provide non-federal matching funds of at least 25% of the total cost of the project.
  • Web: http://www.epa.gov/education/pdf/solNotice2012.htm
  • Deadline: November 21, 2012

10th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3 Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people - people, prosperity, and the planet - the three pillars of sustainability. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability. The P3 Award Program is composed of two phases that award grants on a competitive basis. The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit proposals for innovative research projects and designs to compete for the first phase of the P3 Award Program.
  • Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 45 awards for Phase I; Approximately 10 awards for Phase II.
    Anticipated Funding Amount: Approximately $1,575,000 total for all Phase I & II grant awards.
    Potential Funding per Award: Up to $15,000 per Phase I grant including direct and indirect costs.  Proposals for Phase I grants must be for only one year. Proposals for Phase I grants requesting an award of more than $15,000 will not be considered. Upon the successful completion of Phase I, grant recipients will have the opportunity to apply for a P3 Phase II grant of up to $90,000 total for two years including direct and indirect costs. Proposals for Phase II grants requesting an award of more than $90,000 will not be considered. Cost-sharing is not required for either Phase I or Phase II grants.
  • Web: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_p3.html
  • Deadline: December 11, 2012

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U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
 

Great Apes Conservation Fund FY13

  • The Great Ape Conservation Fund is soliciting project proposals for the conservation of apes [gorillas (Gorilla gorilla); chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes); bonobos (Pan paniscus); orangutans (Pongo spp.); and gibbons (family Hylobatidae)] throughout their ranges. The U.S. Government enacted the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000 in response to the decline of ape populations in Africa and Asia. The Act provides for the conservation and protection of apes by supporting conservation programs of countries within the range of apes, and the projects of persons with demonstrated expertise in the conservation of apes. The Great Ape Conservation Fund supports projects that promote conservation through: • Applied research on ape populations and their habitats, including surveys and monitoring; • Development and execution of ape conservation management plans; • Compliance with applicable treaties and laws that prohibit or regulate the taking or trade of ape or regulate the use and management of ape habitat; • Conservation education and community outreach; • Enhanced protection of at-risk ape populations; • Efforts to decrease human-ape conflicts; • Habitat conservation and management; • Protected area/reserve management in important ape range; • Strengthening local capacity to implement conservation programs; • Transfrontier ape conservation; and • Wildlife inspection, law enforcement, and forensics skills. Proposed project work should occur within the ape range, or, if work is to be conducted outside of the range, the proposal should show a clear relevance to ape conservation. Applied research projects should address specific management needs and actions, and threats from emerging issues such as disease and climate change that affect the species and their habitats.
  • Funding: A minimum of $3 million has been approved to support projects in FY 2012. The Small Grant Program funding level is authorized up to $5 million, the maximum amount being contingent upon the quality and number of proposals received.
  • Web: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=GMf9QlHWFSpZLQqDxbGnhWr11RYtvhwHXNszFvPknNryfWKKQwqV!-48270356?oppId=201833&mode=VIEW
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012

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Virginia Environmental Endowment

 

Virginia Mini-Grant Program

  • One of the most successful and popular of VEE's grantmaking programs is the Virginia Mini-Grant Program, which has enabled thousands of citizens to become actively involved in solving environmental problems in their own hometowns. With grants of $5,000 or less, schools have initiated environmental science courses and outdoor classroom projects, volunteers have monitored water quality in dozens of local streams and rivers, and communities have developed innovative strategies to ensure environmental quality is improved in their community.
  • Funding: VEE's Virginia Mini-Grant awards range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000 for projects up to one year in duration. Matching funds from other sources are usually required. Although cash matches are preferred, in-kind and volunteer services will be considered when detailed in the grant proposal and budget.
  • Web: http://www.vee.org/mini.cfm
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012

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National Endowment for Financial Education
 

Research Funding

  • The National Endowment for Financial Education supports innovative research that can make a profound contribution to the field of financial literacy. Applications are encouraged from the following fields: behavior, marketing, economics, finance, neuroscience, education, sociology, change theory, psychology, and decision sciences, among others.
  • Funding: Recent grants have ranged from $100,000 to $150,000.
  • Web: http://www.nefe.org/what-we-provide/research-funding/grant-guidelines.aspx
  • Deadline: December 4, 2012

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National Endowment for the Humanities
 

Collaborative Research Grants

  • Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences.
    Eligible projects include:
    • research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities;
    • conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research;
    • archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and
    • research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.
  • Funding: Awards are made for a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years and normally range from $25,000 to $100,000 per year. Awards for conferences are typically made for a minimum of one year and normally range from $15,000 to $65,000 per grant. 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. The use of federal matching funds is encouraged. Federal matching funds are released on a one-to-one basis when a grantee secures gift funds from eligible third parties.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/collaborative-research-grants
  • Deadline: December 6, 2012 (for Projects Beginning October 2013)

Scholarly Editions and Translations

  • Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. Grants typically support editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing or the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions . Translation projects should also explain the approach adopted for the particular work to be translated. Editions and translations produced with NEH support contain scholarly and critical apparatus appropriate to the subject matter and format of the edition. This usually means introductions and annotations that provide essential information about the form, transmission, and historical and intellectual context of the texts and documents involved.
  • Funding: Awards are made for a minimum of one year up to to a maximum of three years. Awards usually range from $50,000 to $100,000 per year. 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. The use of federal matching funds is encouraged. Federal matching funds are released on a one-to-one basis when a grantee secures gift funds from eligible third parties.
    Although cost sharing is not required, NEH is rarely able to support the full costs of projects approved for funding. In most cases, NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations grants cover no more than 80 percent of project costs. The balance of the costs is to be borne by the applicant’s institution or other sources. Previously funded editions seeking further support should expect a progressively larger share of the costs to be assumed by the host institution or third parties.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/scholarly-editions-and-translations-grants
  • Deadline: December 6, 2012 (for Projects Beginning October 2013)

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Office of Naval Research
 

Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative

  • The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as "universities") that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interact to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. As defined by the DoD, "basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. It is farsighted high payoff research that provides the basis for technological progress." (http://comptroller.defense.gov/fmr/02b/02b_05.pdf). The DoD's basic research program invests broadly in many specific fields to ensure that it has early cognizance of new scientific knowledge.
  • Web: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=192113
  • Deadline: December 10, 2012

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The Jeffress Memorial Trust
 

Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research (Limited Submission Program)

  • Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for the 2013 grant cycle supported by the Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust, replacing the former Jeffress Memorial Trust Award. The Jeffress Memorial Trust was founded in 1981 by Robert M. Jeffress in memory of his parents and will always be guided by its mission, namely to benefit the people of Virginia in, and devoted to, research in chemical, medical or other scientific fields.
  • Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Up to four applications will be accepted from each nonprofit academic or research institution in Virginia, nominated through their own internal selection process.
  • Eligibility: Eligible research areas for Jeffress support include astronomy, biosciences, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, material science, mathematics and physics.  Research in social, economic and behavioral sciences, including psychology, are currently outside the scope of Jeffress funding.
    Full-time faculty at institutions in Virginia that are within seven years of their first faculty appointment are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators.
  • Funding: The Jeffress Trust Program now provides $100,000 awards as seed funding to support one-year pilot studies that encourage the development of innovative interdisciplinary strategies that integrate computational and quantitative scientific methodologies across a broad range of scientific disciplines.
  • Web: http://www.hria.org/tmfservices/?page=jeffress/
  • Target Internal Deadline: December 17, 2012; Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2013

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National Endowment for the Arts
 

NEA Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects, FY 2014

  • 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 that 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.arts.gov/grants/apply/LitTranslation/grant-program-description.html
  • Deadline: January 3, 2013

Our Town

  • Art works to improve the lives of America's citizens in many ways. Communities across our nation are leveraging the arts and engaging design to make their communities more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place, and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets. The NEA defines these efforts as the process of Creative Placemaking.
    Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with their arts and design organizations and artists, seek to:
    • Improve their quality of life.
    • Encourage greater creative activity.
    • Foster stronger community identity and a sense of place.
    • Revitalize economic development.
    Through Our Town projects, the NEA intends to achieve the following outcome: Livability: American communities are strengthened through the arts.
  • Funding:An organization may request a grant amount from $25,000 to $200,000. All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. These matching funds may be all cash or a combination of cash and in-kind contributions.
  • Web: http://arts.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/index.html
  • Deadline: January 14, 2013

The Big Read

  • The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Big Read provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support their efforts to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest.
    The Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide reading programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. These programs include activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community’s chosen book or poet.
    Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read receive a grant, access to online training resources and opportunities, and educational and promotional materials designed to support widespread community involvement.
  • Funding: Eligible organizations may apply for grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. Grants must be matched 1 to 1 with nonfederal funds. Grant funds may be used for such expenses as book purchases, speaker fees and travel, salaries, advertising, and venue rental.
  • Web: http://www.neabigread.org/application_process.php
  • Deadline: February 5, 2013

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The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
 

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program (Limited Submission Program)

  • The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.
  • Eligibility: The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2007. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component of the nominee's activities. Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually.
  • Funding:The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $75,000 unrestricted research grant. Of the total amount, $7,500 is for departmental expenses associated with research and education. Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed. Defrayal of academic-year salary is not permitted. Funds are normally expended over a period of five years. Foundation approval is not required for budgetary changes after an award is made. If the awardee leaves the institution, the transfer of the remaining funds requires prior Foundation approval.
  • Web: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml
  • Target Interntal Deadline: January 4, 2013; Sponsor Deadline for Nominations: February 10, 2013

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Association for Institutional Research
 

Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions

  • With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) operates two grant programs that support research on a wide range of issues of critical importance to U.S. higher education. The program has two separate purposes: (a) NSF and NCES support grants aim to increase the number of researchers using national datasets and demonstrate the contribution that these datasets make to the national base of knowledge on higher education policy, theory, and practice; and (b) The NPEC funding supports grants that increase the understanding and knowledge of a specific issue area identified by NPEC.
  • Funding: Two levels of grants are supported: (1) Research Grants: Faculty and practitioners are eligible for research grants of up to $40,000 for one year of independent research. (Note: These research grants are not available to students). All grant recipients must be affiliated with a U.S. postsecondary institution or relevant non-profit higher education organization. (2) Dissertation Grants: Doctoral students are eligible for dissertation grants of up to $20,000 for one year to support dissertation research and writing under the guidance of a faculty dissertation advisor.
  • Web: http://www.airweb.org/GrantsAndScholarships/Pages/GrantProgramOverview.aspx
  • Deadline: January 10, 2013

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CEC ArtsLink
 

ArtsLink Projects

  • ArtsLink Projects provides support to US artists, curators, presenters and arts organizations undertaking projects in any of the 37 eligible countries listed below. Applicants must be working with an artist or organization in that region and projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both the US and the host country.
    ArtsLink has a cycle of alternate year deadlines according to discipline. In 2012, applications will be accepted from individual artists, presenters and non-profit arts organizations working in dance, music, literature and theater. In 2013, applications will be accepted from individual artists, curators and non-profit arts organizations working in visual and media arts.
    Support is provided to create new work that draws inspiration from interaction with artists and the community in the US; to establish mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and expertise between artists, arts organizations and the local community and to pursue artistic cooperation that will enrich creative or professional development or has potential to expand the community's access to the art of other cultures.
  • Maximum award: $10,000
  • Web: http://www.cecartslink.org/grants/artslink_projects/
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013

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Institute of Museum and Library Services
 

Museums for America

  • The goal of the Museums for America (MFA) program is to strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve the public more effectively by supporting high-priority activities that advance its mission, plans, and strategic goals and objectives.
    MFA grants support activities that strengthen museums as active resources for lifelong learning, as important institutions in the establishment of livable communities, and as good stewards of the nation’s collections. MFA grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs. Examples include planning, managing and conserving collections, improving public access, training, conducting programmatic research, school and public programming, producing exhibitions, and integrating new or upgraded technologies into your operations.
  • There are three categories within the MFA program:
    Learning Experiences
    IMLS places the learner at the center and supports engaging experiences in museums that prepare people to be full participants in their local communities and our global society. Projects should deliver high quality, inclusive, accessible and audience-focused programs, exhibitions, and services for lifelong learning in formal or informal settings.
    Community Anchors
    IMLS promotes museums as strong community anchors that enhance civic engagement, cultural opportunities, and economic vitality. Projects should address common community challenges and demonstrate how your museum improves the quality of life and enriches community members’ knowledge and understanding of critical local and global issues, provides forums for community dialogue, and/or connects individuals to resources in the broader community service infrastructure through its programs and services. Projects may include capacity-building activities that position your museum to be more effective in fulfilling its role as a community anchor institution.
    Collections Stewardship
    IMLS supports exemplary stewardship of museum collections and promotes the use of technology to facilitate discovery of knowledge and cultural heritage. Projects should support the care and management of collections to expand and sustain access for current and future generations. Projects should reflect systematic, holistic, logical approaches to the documentation, preservation, and conservation of tangible and digital collections to sustain and improve public access.
  • Funding: $5,000-$150,000 for up to three years. Matching requirement is 1:1.
  • Web: http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=11
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013

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Research Corporation for Science Advancement
 

Multi-Investigator Cottrell College Science Awards

  • The MI-CCSA program is aimed at helping start sustainable, collaborative programs of research by cross-disciplinary teams of faculty from science departments in primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs). The program is focused on helping early career faculty jumpstart research programs that tackle complex scientific problems. The research project should be one that could not be effectively approached by an individual researcher or a group of researchers within the same discipline or sub-discipline. Rather, it is aimed at projects that, by their complexity and interdisciplinary nature, require a cross-disciplinary team approach to achieve significant progress and sustainability. In addition, the proposed research should help enhance interdisciplinary educational activities at the home institution.
  • Funding: The award amount is $75,000 for a two-investigator team and $100,000 for a three-investigator team. The award duration is two years with a single, one-year, no-cost extension available on request. An institutional match of $25,000 is required on all applications. Allowed budget categories include faculty summer stipends, student summer stipends, equipment, supplies and funds for travel needed to conduct the research.
  • Web: http://www.rescorp.org/grants-and-awards/cottrell-college-science-awards/multi-investigator
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013

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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. The National Trust is particularly interested in projects that relate to the preservation priorities listed below. If your project relates to any of these issues, please explain the connection in your narrative.
    Building sustainable communities: Does your project demonstrate that historic preservation supports economic, environmental and cultural sustainability in communities?
    Reimagining historic sites: Does your project use innovative, replicable strategies that create new models for historic site interpretation and stewardship?
    Promoting diversity and place: Does your project broaden the cultural diversity of historic preservation?
    Protecting historic places on public lands 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 start at $2,500 and range up to $5,000. (Please note: larger grants may be available.) The selection process is very competitive. Applicants are encouraged to develop proposals carefully and to complete the application form with assistance and guidance from the National Trust.
  • Web: http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/find-funding/documents/preservation-funds-guidelines-eligibility.html
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013

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American Political Science Association
 

Small Research Grant Program

  • The APSA Small Research Grant Program supports research in all fields of political science. The intent of these grants is to support the research and further the careers of political scientists who are not employed at Ph.D.-granting departments in the field.
    Prior grant recipients have been able to publish several books and book chapters, journal articles, working papers, and conference presentations as the result of the grants. They also report benefits to students, who have been able to serve as co-authors or research assistants on the grant-funded projects.  Several recipients were also able to use the APSA grant as "seed money" to gain additional funding.
  • Funding: A small number of these grants are awarded annually by the Council on the basis of a peer-review process.  Individual grants may not exceed $2,500 and are not renewable. Funds may be used for such research activities as: travel to archives, travel to conduct interviews, administration and coding of instruments, research assistance, and purchase of datasets. While this list is merely illustrative, certain research activities are specifically excluded from funding: travel to professional meetings, secretarial costs except for preparation of the final manuscripts for publication, and salary support for the principal investigator. Overhead or indirect costs are not allowable expenses.  Funds must be expended between the time they are received (usually in May) and the end of the following fiscal year (September 30). 
  • Web: http://www.apsanet.org/content_9222.cfm
  • Deadline: February 4, 2013

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National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
 

Title VIII National Research Competition

  • National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) invites proposals for its National Research Competition. This competition provides funds for both collaborative and individual research projects in the humanities and social sciences in or on any country of Eurasia or East-Central Europe. The primary scholar on either a collaborative or individual project must be a US citizen and hold a PhD degree. In addition, applicants must have completed any previous NCEEER grants received before they may apply for a new grant.
  • Funding: Research Contracts support collaborative projects involving multiple post-doctoral scholars, or individuals with comparable research skills who do not hold PhDs, including at least one US-citizen scholar or researcher with a maximum award of $70,000. Research Grants support research projects conducted by individual US citizens, with a maximum award of $40,000. Contracts provide funding to scholars or researchers via institutional awards, while Grants are awarded directly to the scholar or researcher. Accordingly, Contracts and Grants involve different application forms and guidelines.
    Funding for summer salary support is ordinarily not fundable by NCEEER. Research support funding is primarily to be devoted to necessary travel and research expenses. While regular salary support will be considered, summer salary support will be considered as the lowest priority for funding. Any exception concerning summer salary support will need to have clear and detailed specification of its necessity for completion of the proposed project.
  • Web: http://www.nceeer.org/programs/national-research-competition.html
  • Deadline: February 15, 2013

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Graham Foundation

 

Grants in Architecture and Related Arts

  • Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
  • Architecture and related spatial practices engage a wide range of cultural, social, political, technological, environmental, and aesthetic issues. We are interested in projects that investigate the contemporary condition, expand historical perspectives, or explore the future of architecture and the designed environment. We support innovative, thought-provoking investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry. Our interest also extends to work being done in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expands the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space. In an effort to bridge communities and different fields of knowledge, we support a wide range of practitioners (such as architects, scholars, critics, writers, artists, curators, and educators) and organizations (such as non-profit galleries, colleges and universities, publishers, and museums).Open discourse is essential to advance study and understanding, therefore our grantmaking focuses on the public dissemination of ideas. With our support, the work of individuals and organizations reaches new audiences, from specialized to general, and creates opportunities for critical dialogue between various publics.
  • Funding: The Graham Foundation offers Production and Presentation Grants to organizations up to $30,000, likely less.
  • Web: http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs
  • Deadline: February 25, 2013

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U.S. Department of Defense

 

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program

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Alcatel-Lucent Foundation
 

Charitable Grants

  • The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation supports programs designed to provide youth in underserved communities with access to education and life skills to prepare them for employment, higher education, and the opportunity to contribute as citizens and community leaders. Special emphasis is directed toward girls and young women.
  • Funding: In 2010, the foundation awarded more than $3.4 million in charitable grants.
  • Web: http://www2.alcatel-lucent.com/foundation/missionandgovernanace.html
  • Deadline: Ongoing for letters of inquiry. Full proposals accepted on an invite-only premise.

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Anthony Robbins Foundation
 

Grants

  • The Anthony Robbins Foundation  seeks to empower  youth, elderly, disabled, homeless and hungry, and prison populations.
  • Funding: In 2010, the foundation awarded more than $171,000 in charitable grants.
  • Web: http://anthonyrobbinsfoundation.org/grants/grants.php
  • Deadline: Rolling for letters of intent

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The Coca-Cola Company
 

Community Support

  • The Coca-Cola Company, its global philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and its regional foundations strive daily to be responsive to the citizenship priorities in the global communities where we live and work.
    At The Coca-Cola Company, we recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable. As a global beverage company, we have committed ourselves to improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business. Our community investment priorities reflect the global and local nature of our business and focuses on those global pillars where The Coca-Cola Company can make a unique and sustainable difference: water stewardship, active healthy living, community recycling, and education.
  • Web: http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/citizenship/application_guidelines.html
  • Deadline: Applications for contributions, fundraising dinners, and community sponsorships are accepted year-round.

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Compton Foundation
 

Grant Program

  • Compton Foundation has adopted a new mission: We ignite change. We support transformative leadership and courageous storytelling, inspiring action toward a peaceful, just, sustainable future. The status quo is not shifting rapidly enough toward a peaceful, just, and sustainable world. Our new mission highlights a sense of urgency and a willingness to take risks in order to transform the way we live. Bringing forth a positive future requires innovative ways of understanding and naming the problems we face, as well as new methods for collaborating to solve them. Implicit in the mission is support for progressive and democratic social change.
    Change requires both long-term movement building and the ability to respond quickly to opportunistic moments when transformation and/or real short-term gains are possible. The Foundation will support organizations building the long-term capacity to ignite change as well as providing rapid response and emerging opportunity funding. The Foundation values projects that explore the connections between issue areas.
    Transformative Leadership
    :
    In this area, the Foundation expects to support:
    • Institutions that are training, convening, and coaching leaders with the above qualities.
    • Networks of leaders working across difference in issue, approach, or constituency.
    • Exemplary organizations that demonstrate new ways of working, creative collaboration, and transformative leadership qualities.
    Courageous Storytelling: In this area, the Foundation expects to support:
    • Creative media (art, music, drama, writing, photography) that captures imagination, expands our understanding of critical social and environmental problems, and articulates a positive vision for the future.
    • Organizations that help creative artists engage with social and environmental change.
  • Web: http://www.comptonfoundation.org/
  • Deadline: Anytime

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Economic Development Administration
 

Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program

  • Under the Planning program EDA assists eligible recipients in creating regional economic development plans designed to stimulate and guide the economic development efforts of a community or region. As part of this program, EDA supports Partnership Planning investments to facilitate the development, implementation, revision, or replacement of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), which articulate and prioritize the strategic economic goals of recipients' respective regions. In general, EDA provides Partnership Planning grants to the designated planning organization (e.g., District Organization) serving EDA-designated Economic Development Districts to enable these organizations to develop and implement relevant CEDS. In addition, EDA provides Partnership Planning grants to Indian Tribes to help develop and implement CEDS and associated economic development activities. The Planning program also helps support planning organizations, including District Organizations, Indian Tribes, and other eligible Recipients, with Short Term and State Planning investments designed to guide the eventual creation and retention of higher-skill, higher-wage jobs, particularly for the unemployed and underemployed in the Nation’s most economically distressed regions. The Local Technical Assistance program strengthens the capacity of local or State organizations, institutions of higher education, and other eligible recipients to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility analyses and impact studies.
  • Funding: Approximately 425 awards of up to $100,000: $29 million total for the Planning Program and $3.5 million for the Local Technical Assistance Program. There is a 50 percent cost sharing or matching share requirement.
  • Web: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=zBB6Q3NpWF8ppJL7nwSWVlyQ11fkwLyhLDQb1JMMJk0stJh2j145!73790769?oppId=189193&mode=VIEW
  • Deadline: Ongoing

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GE Foundation
 

Grant Program

  • The GE Foundation provide grants and invest in initiatives that work to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. In coordination with their partners, the GE Foundation support U.S. and international education, developing health globally, the environment, public policy, human rights, disaster relief and community success around the globe. In the area of education, the foundation supports programs designed to raise student achievement through improved math and science curricula, professional development opportunities for teachers, and management capacity in schools.
  • Funding: In 2010, the foundation awarded more than $74 million in grants.
  • Web: http://www.ge.com/foundation/about_ge_foundation/index.jsp
  • Deadline: Rolling

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The Hershey Company
 

Grant Program

  • The Hershey Company remains committed to supporting the communities in which it operates and to society in general. Cash and product contributions are made to support a variety of worthy causes and non-profit organizations which support Education, Health & Human Services, Civic
    & Community initiatives, Arts & Culture and the Environment. Particular emphasis is placed upon causes that support kids and kids at risk.
  • Funding: Varies by program and scope.
  • Web: http://www.thehersheycompany.com/assets/pdfs/hersheycompany/GRANT_APPLICATION_GUIDELINES_cashcontributions.pdf
  • Deadline: Rolling

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LI-COR
 

Science Undergraduate Research Grant (SURG) Program

  • The Science Undergraduate Research Grant (SURG) Program is designed for faculty researchers and their students to gain access to cutting edge life science technology and incorporate it into the classroom. The SURG program’s goal is to increase inquiry-based learning by providing the tools necessary to accelerate both students’ and instructors’ research and improve the quality of their science curriculum.
  • Funding: LI-COR Biosciences is awarding a limited number of matching fund grants (value up to $18,400) to eligible academic institutions within the United States and Puerto Rico to be used toward the purchase of a LI-COR Odyssey® Fc Imaging System including the instrument, software, and reagents. LI-COR SURG grants are a 40% match from LI-COR with the institution providing 60%. Depending on the package you choose, the system will cost the institution around $25,650 or $27,600, after you receive the 40% match.
  • Web: http://www.licor.com/bio/educational_resources/surg/index.jsp
  • Deadline: Ongoing

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Macy's Inc.
 

My Macy's District Grants

  • My Macy's District Grants support nonprofit organizations and initiatives that are important to our individual local communities from coast to coast and that fall within the Macy's focus areas - arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS, and women's issues.
  • Funding: Varies by request and by program.
  • Web: http://macysinc.com/community/grant-information/overview/default.aspx
  • Deadline: Ongoing

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization

  • Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues. Supported projects include: (a) examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and (b) exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services.
  • Eligibility: Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private policy-makers working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be initiated from within many disciplines, including health services research, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law and business administration. RWJF encourages proposals from organizations on behalf of researchers who are just beginning their careers, who can serve either individually as principal investigators or as part of a project team comprising researchers or other collaborators with more experience.
  • Funding: In January 2011, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) re-authorized this initiative for $5 million over approximately three years. Grants will be awarded in two categories: (1) Small grants for projects requiring $100,000 or less and projected to take up to 12 months or less; (2) Large grants for projects requiring more than $100,000 and/or projected to take longer than 12 months.
  • Web: http://www.hcfo.org/funding
  • Deadline: Anytime

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Wish You Well Foundation
 

Donation Request

  • The Wish You Well Foundation seeks to support family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.
  • Funding: Grants range from $200 to $10,000
  • Web: http://wishyouwellfoundation.org/apply/
  • Deadline: Rolling

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