OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS
Funding News & Notes
January 2006 (FY06)

Pointers from Pat
Selected Funding Announcements
Deadline Links

 

Pointers from Pat

As the National Institutes of Health are in the process of transitioning to electronic submission, specific regulations cannot be overlooked. By the end of May 2007, all federal applications will be submitted online via Grants.gov. This indicates a transition from the PHS 398 application form to the SF424 family or forms data set. This will ensure a standard application regardless of the sponsor. More information about the transition to electronic submission is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-067.html.

All principal investigators (PI's) must be registered in eRA Commons (the online NIH database) two weeks before they are eligible to submit an application. This is a one-time registration for all PI's. Keep in mind that the average amount of time to complete an online application is two to four weeks. The institution is already registered with eRA Commons and Grants.gov; PI's do not need to register on Grants.gov. To find out more about eRA Commons accounts, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.

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Selected Funding Announcements

American Philosophical Society

Environmental Protection Agency

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

National Science Foundation

United States Institute of Peace

 

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

American Philosophical Society

Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research. This grant will fund research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental United States and Canada. The grants are intended for such extra costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees, but not for general maintenance or the purchase of books or permanent equipment. Graduate students and scholars with a doctorate are encouraged to apply. Applications are due March 1, 2006. The award will average at $2,500, but will not exceed $3,000. More information is available at http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips.htm

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Environmental Protection Agency

Biotechnology: Potential Allergenicity of Genetically Engineered Foods. The purpose of this grant is to develop methods to assess the potential allergenicity of genetically engineered foods. The STAR program is issuing this request for applications for research on appropriate methods to assess human allergenicity of proteins in genetically engineered foods and to improve our understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying food allergy and susceptibility to food allergy as it pertains to genetically engineered foods. Applications are due March 21, 2006. An anticipated $3 million will be available for approximately 7 awards. More information is available at http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2005/2005_star_biotech.html.

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Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education. The objective of the award will be to support the formation of educational consortia of American, Canadian, and Mexican institutions to encourage cooperation in the coordination of curricula, the exchange of students, and the opening of educational opportunities among the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Approximately 10 awards receiving $300,000 has been requested for this program for FY06. Applications are due April 17, 2006. More information is available at http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipsenortham/index.html

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U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program. The purpose of this competition is to promote student-centered cooperation between the United States and Brazil to increase cross-national education and training opportunities in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines. $300,000 has been requested for this program for FY 2006. The estimated range of awards is $200,000--$210,000 for four-year duration of the grant. Applications are due April 17, 2006. More information is available at http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipsebrazil/index.html

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National Science Foundation

Materials Use: Science, Engineering, and Society (MUSES). This collaborative grant encourages researchers in engineering, physical and life sciences, social and behavioral sciences, economics, mathematics, and education to reach beyond their disciplinary boundaries in order to address complex issues related to materials use in the environment. $6.4 million for 4-7 awards in FY06, $4 million for 3-5 awards in FY07. Applications are due March 13, 2006. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13654

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Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE). The goal of this grant is to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. Proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields, and on ethical issues that arise in research or graduate research education in specific contexts. The expected award is $1,550,000 for 5-12 awards. Applications are due March 24, 2006. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13338

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Global Learning & Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE). This solicitation seeks proposals from Integrated Earth Systems Science Programs teams for projects that can be used to facilitate inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth systems via the GLOBE program. The awarded amount will be $1 million in each of the next four fiscal years. Applications are due March 8, 2006. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5466

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Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program. This program plans on establishing innovative new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to the development of a diverse, globally-engaged, science and engineering workforce. The total amount awarded will be $12 million, which equals $3 million per award over 5 years. Preproposals are due March 27, 2006, and full proposals are due September 29, 2006. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12759

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United States Institutes of Peace

Solicited Grant Project. The Solicited Grant competition is restricted to projects that fit specific themes and topics identified in advance by the Institute of Peace. The themes and topics for the Spring 2006 Solicited competition are: Solicitation A: Promoting Private Sector Economic Recovery in Countries Emerging from Violent Conflict; and Solicitation B: Electoral Politics and Islamist Political Parties and Groups in Muslim Majority Countries. Applications are due March 1, 2006. More information is available at http://www.usip.org/grants/solicited.html.

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Deadline Links

The following external links are funding deadlines organized by discipline. Please select the applicable discipline to access possible funding opportunities: (courtesy of The Grant Advisor Plus)

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Contact Pat Buennemeyer for more information on these and other funding opportunities.

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