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

Pointers from Pat
Selected Funding Announcements
Deadline Links

 

Pointers from Pat

Recently, President George W. Bush announced the federal agencies budget for fiscal year 2007. This month's Pointers from Pat will focus on the budget request for the Department of Education. President Bush has announced his budget request for the Department of Education for the amount of approximately $54.4 billion. This is a 5.5% decrease from the fiscal year 2006's budget. The upcoming year has allotted $24.4 billion for the No Child Left Behind program, $12.7 for Title I Grants to local educational agencies, and another $380 million for "new or increased funding for math and science programs aimed at giving students the skills they need to become competitive workers in the global economy of the 21st century." Some specific categories that will be focused on include:

Also, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have announce a new transition schedule for electronic applications. The transition date for the traditional research grant mechanism has been delayed by four months. Now the deadline will be February 1, 2007. For more information, please visit www.nih.gov.

To find out more about the FY 2007 budgets or NIH's new transition schedule, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.

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Selected Funding Announcements

Grants Support Runaway Youth Centers

Funds Help Those Working With Young Children

Research Funds Help Investigators Start Their Careers Off Right

Challenge Grants Available From NEH

Evaluation of Education Laws and their Impact on Diabled Students

 

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Grants Support Runaway Youth Centers

Up to 114 grants will be awarded for the Runaway & Homeless Youth Basic Centers program. Grants support shelters providing short-term (up to 15 days) safe haven for runaway and homeless youth. The total amount to be awarded is $14 million. All private and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Applications are due March 28, 2006. More information is available at www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/hhs-2660-ACF-ACYF-CY0063.html

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Funds Help Those Working With Young Children

Three to six grants averaging at $3.6 million will be awarded to support projects which provide high-quality professional development for early childhood educators, helping them provide developmentally appropriate school-readiness services for preschool-age children located in high-need communities. The deadline for applications is April 7, 2006. More information is available by calling (202)260-0792, or emailing eceprodev@ed.gov.

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Research Funds Help Investigators Start Their Careers Off Right

The National Institutes of Health offer funds under an expanded Pathway to Independence Award. "Unlike most NIH grants, the emphasis is not on a specific disease or condition. Instead, the goal is to develop strategies which help investigators-particularly those at the start of their career-obtain basic R01 NIH research grants." Applications are due April 7, 2006. More information is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/pa-06-133.html

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Challenge Grants Available From NEH

The purpose of this program is to help colleges, city agencies and nonprofits pursue long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs. There is an emphasis on the non-federal match requirement (1-1), and applicants should be aware that both federal and nonfederal funds should provide long-term benefits to the humanities. Rather than spending grant money on replacing local resources for normal activities, the grant winner will demonstrate ways to develop long-range plans and support strategies leading to a fuller commitment to the humanities. The estimated amount for the reward is $30,000-$1 million. Applications are due November 1, 2007. More information is available at www.neh.gov.

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Evaluation of Education Laws and their Impact on Diabled Students

The National Council on Disability is soliciting applications to evaluate the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act as it relates to the Individuals with Diseases Education Act. "The goal is to see where changes in the IDEA and continued implementation of the NCLBA can be used to provide better educational opportunities for disabled studies." The estimated award will be $125,000 available for one grant. The deadline for proposals is May 1, 2006. More information is available at http://www.ncd.gov. Please contact Marin Gould, Director of Research at (202)272-2112.

 

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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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