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May 2008
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Updates
  Updates from the Director: Planning for Adequate Program Evaluation

Evaluation Element is Key to Success of Proposals and Projects

With the Government Performance Results Act, federal agencies are required to obtain measurable results on grants funded with tax dollars. Therefore, all federal funding programs are increasingly stressing the importance of building in quantifiable, measurable inputs and outcomes so that they can gauge effectiveness of funded projects. Consequently, the evaluation component is a key piece of any funding proposal and should not be left as an after-thought. Recently, some federal program funding guidelines have the valuation and assessment portion of the project plan weighted as heavily as 25% in the selection criteria.

Here’s an excerpt from the National Science Foundation’s CCLI program announcement pertaining to the importance of evaluation and assessment activities:

  • Expected Measurable Outcomes: Projects should have goals and objectives that have been translated into a set of expected measurable outcomes that can be monitored using quantitative or qualitative approaches or both. These outcomes should be used to track progress, guide the project, and evaluate its ultimate success. Some of the expected measurable outcomes should pay particular attention to student learning, contributions to the knowledge base, and community building.
  • Project Evaluation: All projects, regardless of the phase or main component of the cyclic model they represent, should have an evaluation plan that includes both a strategy for monitoring the project as it evolves to provide feedback to guide these efforts (formative evaluation) and a strategy for evaluating the effectiveness of the project in achieving its goals and for identifying positive and negative findings when the project is completed (summative evaluation). These efforts should be based on the project’s specific expected measurable outcomes defined in the proposal and should rely on an appropriate mix of qualitative and quantitative approaches in measuring the outcomes.

When considering the evaluation activities for your proposed project, consider the following items:

  1. Are the questions in my evaluation aligned with project goals and purposes?
  2. Will questions posed satisfy project stakeholders?
  3. Are questions realistic and testable? Do they fit the time frame, available data sources and instruments and design choices?
  4. Is the evaluator credible?

As far as how much to budget for the evaluation and assessment portion of a project, we’re typically seeing 10%-20% of the total project cost going to this activity on budgets we project.

According to experts in the evaluation field, it is not always necessary to hire an expert consultant, but it is important to identify someone who isn’t involved in the project and is impartial but who also brings relevant subject matter expertise and evaluation experience to the project. That individual should be able to link up the defined project goals and objectives to the evaluation goals and objectives and should fit the financial, resource, data and time restrictions of the individual project and sponsor requirements.

If you are interested in researching this subject further, you may want to visit the The Online Evaluation Resource Library (OERL) at the following URL:
http://oerl.sri.com/home.html

OERL's on-line resources include instruments, plans, and reports from evaluations that have proven to be sound and representative of current evaluation practices. The OERL site provides useful project evaluation plans and other resources including examples on their site. OERL allows you to adapt them for your own evaluation work, use them as models, or just review how others have done similar work.

 
Compliance Corner
  NSF Issues 'Dear Colleague' Letter Reminding Applicants to Include 'Impacts' in Proposals

The National Science Foundation on April 7 issued a "Dear Colleague" letter pointing out that those who apply for grants should devote as much attention to the "broader impacts" discussion in their proposals as they do to the "intellectual merit" portion. Broader impacts and intellectual merit are the two merit criteria upon which NSF evaluates proposals. "It is expected that project activities related to broader impacts will be of the same caliber as those addressing the intellectual merit criterion," said the letter, signed by Luis Echegoyen, director of the NSF chemistry division. "They should be based on good scholarship, and be designed to achieve clearly stated goals and metrics, while possessing the appropriate expertise and resources available for implementation. Thus, a simple listing of outreach activities, or reference to inclusion of research personnel who are members of underrepresented groups, falls short of the rigor required to satisfactorily address this criterion."

View the letter in it's entirety at www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08044/nsf08044.jsp

Please let us know if we can provide any further information.

 
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Selected Funding Opportunities
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Links
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2008 Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) Competitions
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Minority Access to Research Careers
Health and Human Services Department's Office of Public Health and Science
Adolescent Family Life: Abstinence

Russell Sage Foundation

Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics

Department of Energy

Software Development Tools for Improved Ease-of Use of Petascale
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program

National Science Foundation

STEM Education Digital Library
Science, Technology and Society
International Materials Institutes (IMI)
Archaeology Program - High-Risk Research in Anthropology
Conferences, Workshops, and Special Meetings in the Mathematical Sciences
Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR)

Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program - Traditional Program Faculty and Professionals
Department of State

English Language Fellow Program for Academic Year (AY) 2009-2010
Junior Faculty Development Program

National Endowment for the Arts

Access to Artistic Excellence

National Geographic Society
 
Field Research
Petroleum Research Fund (American Chemical Society)
Grant Programs
Retirement Research Foundation
General Grants Program
United States Institute of Peace
Priority Grantmaking
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
NASA
  2008 ROSES Competitions
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration invites proposals under several programs for its Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences omnibus funding opportunity. Newly announced competitions include biodiversity projects. The focus is on projects that combine satellite and airborne remote sensing of biodiversity over time. Please visit the website below for a complete list of ROSES Competitions (enter NNH08ZDA001* as the funding opportunity #).
  • Eligibility: Domestic/Foreign for-profits and nonprofits.
  • Funding: $1.75 million for seven to 10 awards for three years.
  • Web: www.grants.gov/search/basic.do
  • Deadline: June 26, 2008
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES
 

Minority Access to Research Careers

  • The National Institute of General Medical Sciences invites applications for grants to support underrepresented students and/or faculty from minority serving institutions to attend and participate in conferences, workshops, and other ancillary training activities related to the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The program seeks to support participation in well-defined ancillary training activities that provide underrepresented individuals the knowledge, skills and/or networking capabilities to pursue and thrive in bio-medically related research careers. Examples of activities are workshops in conjunction with annual meetings of scientific societies on research techniques; and workshops on graduate school survival skills and short courses on science topics.
  • Eligibility: Public and private higher education institutions; Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; nonprofits and small businesses.
  • Funding: $6 million a year for awards of varying size.
  • Web: http://www.grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-118.html
  • Deadline: September 11, 2008
THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT'S OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SCIENCE
  Adolescents Family Life: Abstinence
  • The Health and Human Services Department's Office of Public Health and Science invites applications to study the effectiveness of primary abstinence education and "enriched" approaches that also provide family involvement, mentoring and community services. Applicants should propose a multi-site demonstration program comparing a primary abstinence education program targeting youths 12 to 18 with one of three enriched program models using random assignment. Sites may be school-based, community based or both. Applicants should propose using 25 to 25 percent of the grant for evaluation and plan on tracking program participants across all sites for at least one year after the intervention. Proposals that include measures of program effects on sexual activity are likely to score higher than others.
  • Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit organizations.
  • Funding: $2.5 million for four or five demonstration grants of $600,000 to $800,000 a year for five years.
  • Web: www.grants.gov/search/basic.do (enter FON "PA-APH-08-021")
  • Deadline: May 5, 2008
RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION
  Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics
  • The Russell Sage Behavioral Economics Roundtable supports a small grants research program to support high quality research in behavioral economics and to encourage young investigators to enter this developing field. There are no limitations on the disciplinary background of the principal investigator, and the proposed research may address any economic topic. Interdisciplinary efforts are welcome. Appropriate projects will demonstrate explicit use of psychological concepts in the motivation of the design and the preparation of the results. This program will be administered under the auspices of the Behavioral Economics Roundtable, a group of researchers in behavioral economics formed by the Russell Sage Foundation to encourage inter-disciplinary research in behavioral economics.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be advanced doctoral students or junior (non-tenured) faculty members who have been out of graduate school for two or fewer years. There is a $5,000 lifetime limit of support under the Behavioral Economics Program. All applicants must be nominated by their faculty advisor. This nominating letter can be submitted with the proposal or sent separately.
  • Funding: The maximum budget is $5,000.
  • Web: http://www.russellsage.org/programs/other/behavioral/smallgrants/
  • Deadline: There is no deadline for the Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics; applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
  Software Development Tools for Improved Ease-of-Use of Petascale
  • Petascale computing systems soon will be available to the DOE science community. Such systems will exhibit increased architectural complexity and tens to hundreds of thousands of processor cores. Increased architectural complexity includes multicore/heterogeneous CPUs, novel memory systems and intelligent interconnects. Applications are also becoming more complex with a variety of languages, libraries, programming models, data structures, and algorithms in a single application. Taken together, these trends generate a critical need for tools that can help application teams address severe complexity and scalability challenges. Software development tools serve as a key interface between application teams and target HPC architectures. Broadly speaking, tool functionality can be decomposed into three categories: correctness tools which support the rapid debugging of complex code, performance tools for identifying and removing performance bottlenecks, and development environments which enable the efficient generation and test of complex codes and code frameworks. Both correctness and performance tools must be fully scalable in order to address subtle problems that may be manifested only at large scale, and they must rely on scalable infrastructures that support tool communication, data management, binary manipulation of application executables, and a variety of other capabilities. This announcement is focused on research and development for innovations in petascale tools in each of these areas: correctness tools, performance tools, scalable tool infrastructure and development environments. The activities supported by this notice may be a combination of basic and applied research, development, prototyping, testing and ultimately deployment. Partnerships among universities, National Laboratories, and industry are encouraged.
  • Funding: It is anticipated that up to $3 million annually will be available for multiple awards for this program. Awards are planned to be made in Fiscal Year 2009, and applications may request project support for up to three years. Annual budgets for successful projects are expected to range from $250,000 to $700,000 per project although smaller projects of exceptional merit may be considered. Annual budgets may increase in the out-years but should remain within the overall annual maximum guidance.
  • Web: http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/FAPN08-19.html
  • Deadline: May 12, 2008 - Letter of Intent; July 18, 2008 - Application

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program

  • The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving applications to develop innovative methods for observational data analysis and utilize the resulting knowledge from such analyses to improve cloud parameterizations. The intent is to improve the modeling of cloud properties and processes and their impact on the atmospheric radiation balance. If the application is successful, the research would be part of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program in the Climate Change Research Division (CCRD). The ARM Program is a part of several DOE programs in the interagency U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP).
  • Funding: It is anticipated that approximately $3,000,000 to $4,000,000 will be available for about 20 awards (single or collaborative) each ranging from $50,000 to $175,000/year in Fiscal Year 2009, contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds. In the case of collaborative applications, funding limit applies to each application. Multiple-year funding of awards is expected, with out-year funding also contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds, progress of the research, and programmatic needs.
  • Web: http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/FAPN08-23.html
  • Deadline: May 21, 2008 - Pre-applications; July 21, 2008 - Applications

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
 

STEM Education Digital Library

  • The National Science Foundation solicits proposals under an initiative designed to develop a network of digital environments and resources for STEM learning at all levels-pre-K to 12, undergraduate, graduate and lifelong learning. Grants fall under four major tracks. Pathways: Projects emphasize stewardship for the content and services needed by major communities of learners, and include a category o ensure expansion and stability of earlier efforts. Services: Projects develop tools and applications for users and resource collection providers and include: integrated services that enhance overall capabilities of the network to meet user needs; selection services, which increase the amount of quality STEM educational content known to the network; usage development workshops; and technical network services, which provide technical support and upgrade the infrastructure. Targeted Research: Projects explore specific topics with immediate applicability to collections, services and other aspects of the development of the network. NSDL Resource Center: The center provides cross-project collaboration assistance; undertakes strategic partnership development; coordinates thematic research and evaluation studies; synthesizes and disseminates program findings.
  • Eligibility: U.S. colleges and universities; non-profit, non-academic organizations; professional societies; for-profit organizations; and state and local governments.
  • Funding: $12.3 million for 20 to 31 awards ranging from $150,000 to $5 million, depending on type.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08554/nsf08554.htm?govDel=USNSF_25
  • Deadline: May 27, 2008 for letters; June 27, 2008 for proposals

Science, Technology and Society

  • The National Science Foundation invites proposals to examine historical, philosophical and sociological questions that arise in connection with science, engineering and technology and their respective interactions with society. The program has four overlapping components that are distinguished by different scientific and scholarly orientations: Ethics and Values in Science, Engineering and Technology; History and Philosophy of Science, Engineering and Technology; Social Studies of Science, Engineering and Technology; and Studies of Science, Engineering and Technology.
  • Eligibility: U.S. colleges and universities; non-profit, non-academic organizations; professional societies; for-profit organizations; and state and local governments.
  • Funding: Funding varies by type of activity, from $25,000 for conferences to $400,000 for a research project. Funding modes include: scholars awards, standard research grants and grants for collaborative research; postdoctoral fellowships; professional development fellowships; doctoral dissertation research improvement grants; small grants for training and research; and conference grants.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08553/n wsfo8553.htm
  • Deadline: August 01, 2008; February 01, 2009

International Materials Institutes (IMI)

  • The National Science Foundation supports International Materials Institutes (IMIs) in order to enhance international collaboration between U.S. researchers and educators and their counterparts worldwide. These Institutes advance fundamental materials research by coordinating international research and education projects involving condensed matter and materials physics, solid state and materials chemistry, polymers, metals, ceramics, electronic materials, biomaterials and, in general, the design, synthesis, and characterization of and phenomena in materials to meet global and regional needs. The Institutes must be university-based and provide a research environment that will attract leading scientists and engineers. The Institutes' long term goal is the creation of a worldwide network in materials research and the development of a generation of scientists and engineers with enhanced international leadership capabilities. A critically important aspect of an IMI is its potential impact on advancing materials research on an international scale and developing an internationally competitive generation of materials researchers, and this distinguishes an IMI from other materials research centers that NSF supports.
  • Eligibility: Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) located and accredited in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members, may apply.
  • Funding: $4-5 million for 4-8 awards, with $600,000 to $1.2 million per year per award.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5328
  • Deadline: July 15, 2008

Archaeology Program - High-Risk Research in Anthropology

  • Anthropological research may be conducted under unusual circumstances, often in distant locations. As a result the ability to conduct potentially important research may hinge on factors that are impossible to assess from a distance and some projects with potentially great payoffs may face difficulties in securing funding. This program gives small awards that provide investigators with the opportunity to assess the feasibility of an anthropological research project. The information gathered may then be used as the basis for preparing a more fully developed research program. Projects which face severe time constraints because of transient phenomena or access to materials may also be considered.
  • Funding: $125,000 for about 5 awards.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5319
  • Deadline: Anytime

Conferences, Workshops, and Special Meetings in the Mathematical Sciences

  • For conferences, workshops, and special meetings, the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) invites proposals of two types: (1) regular conference, symposia, and workshop proposals, and (2) proposals for special meetings, which comprise longer-term or larger-scale activities that more widely engage and connect the mathematical sciences community, such as special research years or semesters, multi-institutional regional meetings, and "summer schools." Regular proposals are submitted to the cognizant DMS programs according to those programs' usual deadlines or target dates. These proposals normally request funding in the range of $5,000 to $25,000, although awards of up to $50,000 have occasionally been made. Their duration is normally for one year. Proposals for special meetings are submitted to the cognizant DMS programs but at the common deadline stated in this solicitation. Special meetings proposals may request funding of any amount and for durations of up to three years, but most awards are expected to be in the range of $50,000 to $150,000 per year. This is not a change in the sort of proposals that DMS is willing to accept or to fund; it is simply a reminder to the mathematical sciences research community that this opportunity is available.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11701
  • Deadline: August 28, 2008

Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR)

  • The Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Program supports the development of novel instrumentation or instrumentation that has been improved by an order of magnitude or more in some aspects. Supported instruments are anticipated to have a significant impact on the study of biological systems at any level. The IDBR Program also supports the development or major improvement of software for the operation of instruments or the primary analysis of instrument data where these software developments have the effect of improving instrument performance by at least an order of magnitude in some aspects. Proposals are encouraged for proof-of-concept development for entirely novel instrumentation. Proposals are encouraged for instrument developments that are expected to meet a broad need in the biological community in areas supported by NSF Biology programs. Proposals are encouraged for instrumentation that does not currently exist in the form of a working prototype. In the selection of projects for support, the program emphasizes the development of biological instrumentation that is not clinical or biomedical instrumentation.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=9187
  • Deadline: August 29, 2008


COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program - Traditional Program for Faculty and Professionals

  • The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizenship; a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree; college or university teaching experience; foreign language proficiency (as required); sound physical and mental health.
  • Funding: Generally speaking, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country.
  • Web: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/
  • Deadline: August 01, 2008
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
English Language Fellow Program for Academic Year (AY) 2009-2010
 
  • The Office of English Language Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for proposals to advance the Bureau's objectives through support of academic exchanges that will result in the improvement of English teaching capacity around the world and the enhancement of mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries through exchanges of U.S. English language educators to all regions of the world. The English Language Fellow (EL Fellow) Program sends U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) on ten-month fellowships to overseas academic institutions. The Program also will bring Exchange EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Educators to the U.S. for a three-week workshop/institute including participation in the annual TESLO Convention. Pending the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds, the Bureau anticipates the placement of approximately 88 English Language Fellows (EL Fellows) overseas in AY 2009-2010.
  • Eligibility: Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code, Section 26 U.S.C 501 (c) (3) may submit proposals to administer and manage the EL Fellow Program for AY 2009-2010.
  • Funding: $6.3 million for one award.
  • Web: http://exchanges.state.gov/education/rfgps/junho13rfgp.htm
  • Deadline: June 13, 2008

Junior Faculty Development Program

  • The Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) provides university faculty in the early stages of their careers with strong potential for leadership in their disciplines opportunities to upgrade their knowledge of the subjects they teach and to maintain on-going contacts between their home and host institutions. Approximately seventy (70) scholarships are awarded for participants from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The JFDP affiliates the finalists with U.S. colleges and universities for a fully funded one-semester, non-degree program in the humanities and social science fields to gain an in-depth perspective on their fields of study and to acquire understanding of the U.S. educational system. Participants also teach a course or give lectures where possible. Recruitment, selection and placement are administered through a cooperative agreement with the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, except for Uzbekistan, where the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy coordinates and implements the program.
  • Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3).
  • Funding: $1.45 million for one award.
  • Web: http://exchanges.state.gov/education/rfgps/maio30rfgp.htm
  • Deadline: May 30, 2008
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
Access to Artistic Excellence
 
  • Access to Artistic Excellence encourages and supports artistic creativity, preserves our diverse cultural heritage, and makes the arts more widely available in communities throughout the country. While projects in this category may focus on just one of these areas, the Arts Endowment recognizes that many of the most effective projects encompass both artistic excellence and enhanced access. Support is available to organizations for projects that do one or more of the following: (a) Provide opportunities for artists to create, refine, perform, and exhibit their work; (b) Present artistic works of all cultures and periods; (c) Preserve significant works of art and cultural traditions; (d) Enable arts organizations and artists to expand and diversify their audiences; (e) Provide opportunities for individuals to experience and participate in a wide range of art forms and activities; (f) Enhance the effectiveness of arts organizations and artists; (g) Employ the arts in strengthening communities.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally-recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the Arts Endowment.
  • Funding: An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. Most grant awards will range from $10,000 to $100,000.
  • Web: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/
  • Deadline: August 11, 2008
  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Field Research
 
  • The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology. In addition the committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures).
  • Eligibility: Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution. Independent researchers or those pursuing a Ph.D.-level degree may apply, but awards to non-Ph.D. applicants are rare. As a general rule, all applicants are expected to have published a minimum of three articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Funding: While grant amounts vary greatly, most range from U.S. $15,000 to $20,000. There is no set quantity of grants awarded, but budget constraints keep the number to approximately 250 per year. As National Geographic Society funds are intended to function as complementary support, the committee strongly encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from other funding agencies. Committee grants tend to act as seed money and are given for one year's research.
  • Web: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/cre-application.html
  • Deadline: Anytime
PETROLEUM RESEARCH FUND (AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY)
Grant Programs
 
  • ACS PRF announces new research grant programs to support fundamental research in the petroleum and energy fields, and development of the next generation of engineers and scientists through advanced scientific education. Research areas supported include chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical and petroleum engineering, and related fields such as polymers and materials science. Membership in the American Chemical Society is not a requirement or a factor in awarding ACS PRF grants.
  • Web: http://tinyurl.com/2j24cm
  • Deadline: June 13, 2008
RETIREMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION
General Grants Program
 
  • The Retirement Research Foundation is committed to supporting programs that improve the quality of life for older persons in the U.S. The Foundation has invested more than $115 million to help build a network of innovative and skilled individuals and institutions addressing aging and retirement issues. The General Program funds service, education, research and advocacy projects. The Foundation is particularly interested in innovative projects that have the potential to change practice, policy or delivery systems. The Foundation's programs seek to: (a) Improve the availability and quality of community-based and institutional long-term care programs; (b) Expand opportunities for older persons to play meaningful roles in society; (c) Support selected applied and policy research into the causes and solutions of significant problems of the aged; and (d) Increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals adequately prepared to serve the elderly.
  • Web: http://www.rrf.org/forapplicants/genapps.html
  • Deadline: August 1, 2008
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE
Priority Grantmaking
 
  • The Priority Grantmaking competition (formerly the Solicited Grant Initiative) will fund activities that enhance mechanisms for and advance knowledge and understanding of conflict prevention, conflict management, and post-conflict peace building in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sudan, according to the priority areas identified for each country on USIP's web site.
  • Eligibility: American and foreign individuals and non-profit organizations may apply. Individuals whose proposals are funded will be required to identify a non-profit organization to manage the grant. The Institute gives priority to high-quality projects that are likely to generate findings that are accessible to policymakers and practitioners and that show promise of having a substantial impact on the field. Projects that result in findings made widely available to the public-through published writings, manuals, curricular materials, web sites, documentary films, and so forth-are more likely to be funded than those that do not.
  • Web: http://www.usip.org/grants/solicited.html
  • Deadline: Anytime
 

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Office Directory
 

John Hulvey, Director of Sponsored Programs Administration and Accounting
MSC 5728, JMAC-6, Suite 26
hulveyjd@jmu.edu
x8-3725

Sponsored Programs Administration:
Pre-Award & Post-Award (Non-fiscal)

www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/
jmu_grants@jmu.edu
JMAC-6, Suite 26
MSC 5728

Phone: 568-6872; Fax: 568-6240

Sponsored Programs Accounting :
Post-Award (Grants & Contracts)

www.jmu.edu/acadaffairs/grant.shtml
JMAC-6, Suite 30
MSC 5713
Fax: 568-2397


Tamara Hatch, Associate Director
hatchtt@jmu.edu
x8-2350

Sally Dickenson, Grants Specialist
dickensr@jmu.edu
x8-2336

Whitney Keister , Grants Specialist
keistejw@jmu.edu
x8-3558

Carolyn Strong, Research Coordinator
IRB & IACUC Contact
strongcd@jmu.edu
x8-2318

Amanda Wimer , Executive Assistant
wimerae@jmu.edu
x8-6872


Donna Crumpton
, Financial Administrator
crumptdl@jmu.edu
x8-8099

Brenda Seifried, Financial Administrator
wilburbc@jmu.edu
x8-8-2314

Kyra Shiflet, Financial Administrator
shiflekl@jmu.edu
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Sponsored Programs Administration & Accounting
May 2008