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Oct/Nov 2007
(FY08)

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Updates
  Busy, busy, busy… that’s the tempo across campus at this time of year. We understand that proposal preparation and submission is not at the top of most people’s job description or to-do list.  However, with the holidays approaching and several proposal deadlines looming, we would like to stress the necessity of involving the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) early in the submission process, and possibly even create a desire to do so. 

University Policy #2201 requires proposals for external funding to be routed though OSP at least five full workdays prior to the agency’s target date for mailing.  In addition, OSP is required to review budgets and proposals, and collect documentation related to budget development and administrative approvals for the project.  By overlooking these requirements and turning in a last minute proposal, OSP just becomes one more administrative headache in achieving your objective.  After you turn in the proposal, the OSP still must collect the documentation and secure the approvals prior to the final submission. Unfortunately, that process just became rushed and adds little value to the quality of the proposal.  However, by communicating with us early in the proposal development process, it is likely that we can ease your proposal development workload, remove some burdens, and ultimately add value to your proposal.

For example, did you include ‘airport parking’ in your travel budget?  Did you include FICA tax in the salary calculation?  Did you use the current allowable indirect cost rate? Will your proposal be arbitrarily dismissed by the sponsor because of an incorrect font size or because your vita is too long?  Wouldn’t you like to have someone identify and correct those problems before the proposal is submitted?  OSP can perform these services and more, but only if we have an opportunity to work with you early in the process.

Some services we perform, if given time and opportunity to do them, are converting your draft budget justification document to a readable excel budget template; confirming salaries and personnel expenses for proposed employees; development of a travel budget amount related to destination, length of stay, number of people and allowable per diems; resolving questions related to inconsistencies between the scope of work and the budget before the sponsor finds them; copying and mailing proposal documents.

We look forward to serving you proactively and preparing the best possible funding proposals so we can all enjoy our holidays!


NEWS: NSF, NIH Tips for Grants
  Science Magazine Offers 'NIH Toolkit' With Tips for Getting Grants

Universities and researchers can improve their chances of getting grants from the federal government by "studying the study section's membership roster" when applying to the NIH for awards. These and other tips are included in a special feature offered by Science magazine, which also includes strategies on making it to the "top of the pile" when applying for a new researcher grant and when seeking funding from the National Science Foundation. (To view the complete article, click on the link, "The NIH R01 Tool Kit" at the Science Career 's website at: http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_development/previous_issues/(year)/2007/(month)/07/(day)/27).

 

Undergraduate Research: Internal Application Deadline - Friday, October 26, 2007 by 12:00 p.m.
  Sponsored Programs is NOW accepting applications for NCUR and CAA!

Integrating research into the curriculum is a growing practice in American universities and is being further supported financially by federal research agencies. At JMU, scholarly research and creative endeavors are necessary components of higher education. JMU strongly supports undergraduate research. Allowing undergraduate students to participate in faculty/student mentored projects provides a unique educational experience that contributes to the students’ personal growth.

This year's deadline for submission of JMU internal applications for students to attend either the 2008 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) or the Colonial Academic Alliance (CAA) Undergraduate Research Conference is Friday, October 26, 2007 by 12:00 p.m.

NEW ELECTRONIC PROCESS: To aid in the application process, JMU internal NCUR/CAA applications are now available through the Sponsored Programs' website at http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/UndergradResearch.htm. Please note the first stage of the internal application process is completely electronic. In order to be considered as a representative at either conference you must follow the instructions listed and submit your application packet electronically to Sponsored Programs at jmu_grants@jmu.edu by the deadline. Please contact 568-6872, if you have difficulty submitting your application packet.

  The 22nd National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) will be held at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland on April 10-12, 2008.
  The NCUR conference creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement as it exists in various disciplines and types of institutions. NCUR's mission is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.
  The 6th annual Colonial Academic Alliance (CAA) Undergraduate Research Conference will be held this year at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Spring '08: Date - TBA
 

The CAA conference brings together student representatives from the 12 Colonial Academic Alliance (CAA) institutions to present their scholarly and research endeavors to a gathering of their peers. The conference is an opportunity for students to share their work with their peers in a professional setting. Participants will represent an array of disciplines from the traditional sciences to the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and professional schools. Attendees will also have opportunities to hear a high-profile keynote speaker and to gather information about graduate school admission and career preparation.


Funding Resources & Announcements - "HOT" LINKS
  Please visit the "funding sources" link at the following website for resource listings and searchable databases.
http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/fsources.html
  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Submission deadline: October 22, 2007
Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) - undergraduate internship
 
  Department of Defense (DOD) - Cyber Crime Center
DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge - Challenge Solution Packet Submission deadline: November 1, 2007
 
Merck & American Association for the Advancement of Science - Submission deadline: November 2, 2007
"Undergraduate Science Research Program (USRP) "
 
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Selected Funding Opportunities
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Links
  American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
2008 AFAR Research Grants
Association for Institutional Research
Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ASTDR)
Public Health Conference Support
CEC International Partners
Artslink Projects
Department of Defense (DoD)
Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering
Mathematical challenges
Micro space propulsion (MSP)
Department of Energy (DoE)
High Energy Physics Outstanding Junior Investigator Program
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
P3 Award: A national student design competition for sustainability focusing on people, prosperity, and the planet

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Digitization collaboration grants
Scholarly editions grants
Television projects: planning to production

National Research Council

Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

National Science Foundation (NSF)
STEM scholarship
Women in academic science and engineering
Bridge grants in engineering  
Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE)
Industry / university research programs
PNC Foundation
Partnerships and projects
Spencer Foundation
Research Grants
(USGS)
Education geological mapping program
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
 

2008 AFAR Research Grants

  • The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. Funds may not be requested for overhead or indirect costs. Click here for the complete 2008 guidelines and for the 2008 Application.
  • Eligibility: A typical successful applicant is at the critical and formative stage when he/she begins his/her independent research career, usually in the first or second year of a junior faculty appointment.
  • Funding: approximately 15 grants of up to $60,000 each will be awarded in 2008 (over the course of one or two years). Funding will begin July 1, 2008.
  • Web: http://www.afar.org/grants.html
  • Deadline: December 17, 2007
Association for Institutional Research
 

Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions

  • The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), with support from NCES, NSF, and the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) sponsors this grant program. The goals of the program are to provide professional development opportunities to doctoral students, institutional researchers, educators and administrators, and to foster the use of the federal databases for institutional research in postsecondary education. Following are two of the program's major research support components: (1) Dissertation fellowships for doctoral students; and (2) Research grants for practitioners and faculty.
  • Funding: Research Grants - Funds of up to $40,000 annually are available. Normally, research grants are for one year. Dissertation Fellowships - Funds of up to $20,000 to support one year of activity are available.
  • Web: http://www.airweb.org/?page=818
  • Deadline: January 16, 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC / ASTDR)
 

Public health conference support

  • The CDC/ATSDR announce the pending availability of appropriated fiscal year (FY) 2008 funds for the CDC/ATSDR Public Health Conference Support Program. This program addresses the "Healthy People 2010" focus areas of Access to Quality Health Services; Arthritis; Osteoporosis; Chronic Back Conditions; Cancer; Diabetes; Disability and Secondary Conditions; Educational and Community-Based Programs; Environmental Health; Food Safety; Health Communication; Heart Disease and Stroke; Injury and Violence Prevention; Maternal, Infant and Child Health; Medical Product Safety; Mental Health and Mental Disorders; Nutrition and Overweight; Physical Activity and Fitness; Public Health Infrastructure; Respiratory Diseases; and Vision and Hearing.
  • Funding: $2.6 million for 70 to 100 awards averaging $20,000 to $75,000 each for a one year project ($20,000 to $100,000 for a two-year project); and $8,000 for ATSDR.
  • Web: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/HM08-801.htm
  • Deadline: Cycle A: November 9, 2007 (letters of intent), December 10, 2007 (applications); Cycle B: February 1, 2008 (letters of intent), March 3, 2008 (applications). The announcement covers conferences planned to occur from May 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008.

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CEC International Partners
 

Artslink Projects

  • ArtsLink Projects provide support to US artists, curators, presenters, and arts organizations undertaking projects in Central Europe, Russia and Eurasia. 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. In 2008, applications will be accepted from individual artists, presenters, and non-profit arts organizations working in dance, music, theater and literature. ArtsLink has a cycle of alternate year deadlines according to discipline. Support is provided to: create new work that draws inspiration from interaction with artists and the community in the country visited; establish mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and expertise between artists, arts organizations, and the local community; 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.
  • Funding: from $2,500 to $10,000 depending on the project budget.
  • Web: http://tools.isovera.com/organizations.php3?action=printContentItem&orgid=100&typeID=871&itemID=9458
  • Deadline: postmarked by January 15, 2008. The earliest project start date is May 1, 2008. Projects must be completed by April 30, 2009. ArtsLink Projects awards will be announced in late April 2008. Send completed application to: CEC ArtsLink, 435 Hudson Street, 8th Floor New York, NY 10014.
Department of Defense (DoD)
  Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)
  Mathematical Challenges
  • DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of DARPA Mathematical Challenges, with the goal of dramatically revolutionizing mathematics and thereby strengthening the scientific and technological capabilities of DoD. Proposals should offer high potential for major mathematical breakthroughs associated to one or more of the challenges listed in the announcement. Responses to multiple challenges should be addressed individually in separate proposals. Submissions that merely promise incremental improvements over the existing state of the art will be deemed unresponsive.
  • Funding: Multiple awards are anticipated. Funding may be requested for multiple years. If so, they should be broken out on a year by year basis with measurable annual milestones. After the first year, funding for subsequent years will be at the discretion of DARPA.
  • Web: Broad Agency Announcement - http://fs1.fbo.gov/EPSData/ODA/Synopses/4965/BAA07-68/BAA07-68.doc; Online submission - https://www.sainc.com/dsobaa/login.aspx
  • Deadline: any time before September 8, 2008
  Micro space propulsion (MSP)
  • DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of Micro Space Propulsion (MSP). Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems that enable demonstration of a prototype that meets program goals. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice, or research that primarily results in theoretical data or devices suitable only to laboratory usage. DARPA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) No. 07-39, entitled Micro Space Propulsion (MSP), is provided as an amendment to this solicitation notice and includes information on the specific areas of interest; the submission process; abstract and proposal formats; evaluation and selection/funding processes; as well as all other pertinent administrative and contractual information. Research should enable demonstration of a prototype propulsion system that will make it possible to deploy satellites and spacecraft whose missions and requirements can be changed routinely throughout their operational life.
  • Funding: Multiple awards - Program funding level will be established based upon the strength of the individual proposals and other relevant factors.
  • Web: http://www.darpa.mil/mto/solicitations/baa07-39/index.html
  • Deadline: November 14, 2007
Department of Energy (DoE)
  High Energy Physics Outstanding Junior Investigator Program
  • The Office of High Energy Physics of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy, announces its interest in receiving grant applications for support under its Outstanding Junior Investigator (OJI) Program. Applications should be from tenure-track faculty investigators who are currently involved in experimental or theoretical high energy physics or accelerator physics research, and should be submitted through a U.S. academic institution. The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs by outstanding scientists early in their careers. Awards made under this program will help to maintain the vitality of university research and assure continued excellence in the teaching of physics. Applications must be submitted using Grants.gov, the Funding Opportunity Announcement can be found using the CFDA Number, 81.049 or the Funding Opportunity Announcement number, DE-PS02-07ER07-34. Applicants must follow the instructions and use the forms provided on Grants.gov.
  • Funding: approximately $500,000 will be available for new projects in Fiscal Year 2008.
  • Web: http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/FAPN07-34.html
  • Deadline: December 4, 2007
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
 

P3 Award: 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 sustainability. The P3 competition highlights people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability. The P3 Awards program is a partnership between the public and private sectors 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. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the developed and developing world while moving towards the goal of sustainability. Please see the P3 website (http://www.epa.gov/ncer/P3) for more details about this program.
  • Funding: Approximately $1,000,000 total for all awards. Approximately 55 awards for Phase I; Approximately 6 awards for Phase II. Potential Funding per Award: Up to $10,000 per Phase I grant for one year including direct and indirect costs. Proposals for Phase I grants with budgets exceeding $10,000 will not be considered. Upon the successful completion of Phase I, Phase I grant recipients will have the opportunity to apply for Phase II funding of up to $75,000 for two additional years including direct and indirect costs (see Background section for more information). Proposals for Phase II grants with budgets exceeding $75,000 will not be considered. Cost-sharing is not required for either Phase I or Phase II grants.
  • Web: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2008/2008_p3.html
  • Deadline: December 20, 2007 by 4:00 p.m.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  Digitization collaboration grants
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the United States and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)of the United Kingdom are working together to offer support for digitization projects in the humanities. These grants provide funding for one year of development in any of the following areas: new digitization projects and pilot projects, the addition of important materials to existing digitization projects, or the development of infrastructure (either technical "middleware," tools, or knowledge-sharing) to support U.S.-England digitization work.
  • Funding: $100,000 to $240,000 for a one-year period.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/JISC.html
  • Deadline: November 29, 2007
  Scholarly editions grants
  • Scholarly Editions Grants support the preparation by a team of at least two editors and staff of texts and documents that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Projects involving significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials are typical in this grant program, 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. Editions produced with NEH support contain scholarly and critical apparatus appropriate to the subject matter and format of the edition.
  • Funding: $50,000 to $100,000 per year (for one to three years). 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 1:1 basis when a grantee secures gift funds from eligible third parties.
  • Web: http://neh.gov/grants/guidelines/editions.html
  • Deadline: November 1, 2007 (for projects beginning in July, 2008).
  Television projects: planning to production
  • NEH supports television documentary programs or historical dramatizations that address significant figures, events, or developments in the humanities and draw their content from humanities scholarship. NEH also offers support for digital companions to broadcast programs that use new and emerging technologies in creative ways to enhance the content of programs, engage audiences in new ways, and expand the distribution of broadcast programs. These digital companions may be in the form of Web sites, games, virtual environments, wiki and other formats that include user-generated content, online discussions led by scholars, DVDs, podcasts, streaming, video on demand, and other digital ancillaries. Both the television program and any digital ancillaries must demonstrate sound humanities scholarship. To ensure that the humanities themes and questions are well conceived, projects should use a team of scholars who are from major fields relevant to the subject matter and have diverse perspectives and approaches.
  • Funding: Awards for production grants typically range from $400,000 to $800,000 and are made for periods of two to three years. (In most cases, NEH grants cover no more than 60% of project costs.)
  • Web: http://neh.gov/grants/guidelines/tvproduction.html#program
  • Deadline: Applications must be received by Grants.gov by November 5, 2007. Grants.gov will date/time stamp your application after it is fully uploaded. Applications submitted after that date will not be accepted. Supplementary materials must also arrive at NEH by November 5, 2007, to be considered as part of the application.
National Research Council
  Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
  • Funding: The Fellowship makes the following annual awards: Approximately 60 Predoctoral Awards at $20,000 per year for up to three years; Approximately 35 Dissertation Awards at $21,000 for one year; and Approximately 20 Postdoctoral Awards at $40,000 for one year.
  • Web: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fordfellowships/
  • Deadline: November 29, 2007
National Science Foundation (NSF)
  STEM scholarship
  • The National Science Foundation invites applications for Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM). This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. This is a 3-year Program Solicitation.  The due dates for proposals have been changed so that they are earlier in the academic year. Thus each successive deadline in this Solicitation is about 9 months after the preceding one.  The program expects an annual deadline in August in 2008 and beyond.
  • Funding: $50,000,000  to $70,000,000 (90 to 130 awards). Awards are normally not expected to exceed $600,000 in total. Annual budgets are limited to $225,000. (The annual budget limit has been increased from $125,000 to $225,000, and the overall maximum grant size has been increased to $600,000.  These changes allow proposers to ramp projects up or down during the grant period, rather than distributing funds evenly across budget years.)
  • Web: http:www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07524/nsf07524.htm
  • Deadline: November 13, 2007 proposal deadline.
  Women in academic science and engineering
  • The goal of the ADVANCE Program is to increase the participation of women in the scientific and engineering workforce through the increased representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. Through these awards, NSF seeks to support new and systemic approaches to improving the climate for women in U.S. academic institutions and to facilitate women's retention and advancement to the highest ranks of academic leadership. Creative approaches to realize the goal of this program are sought from women and men. Proposals may include international activities that directly support the goals of ADVANCE. There are 3 funding categories as follows: Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination (PAID); IT-Start Awards (implementation and dissemination projects); and Institutional Transformation Awards.
  • Funding: $13,000,000  Pending availability of funds for 30 to  38. ( NSF expects to make up to 10 IT-Start awards, with durations of up to two years and total budgets of approximately $200,000 each, for a total of approximately $2,000,000 for the IT-Start portfolio. NSF expects to award up to 20 PAID awards at various award sizes totaling up to $5,000,000 for the PAID portfolio of awards. NSF expects to award approximately 8 Institutional Transformation awards, at various award sizes, totaling up to $6,000,000 per year for the Institutional Transformation portfolio of awards.)
  • Web: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07582/nsf07582.htm
  • Deadline: December 6, 2007 - Institutional Transformation Grants; January 17, 2008 - Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination (PAID)
  BRIDGE grants in engineering
  • The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) at NSF offers a research initiation grant funding opportunity with the goal of broadening participation to all engineers including members from groups underrepresented in the engineering disciplines. Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIDGE) is intended to increase the diversity of researchers who apply for and receive ENG funding to initiate research programs early in their careers, including those from under-represented groups, engineers at minority serving institutions, and persons with disabilities. By providing these funding opportunities, ENG intends to further broaden participation of engineering researchers who share NSF's commitment to diversity in the following ways: (1) Expand the population of role models who will interact with an increasingly diverse student population, the workforce of the future. (2) Increase the number of engineering researchers at minority serving institutions actively and competitively engaged in research as independent investigators, thereby creating new research opportunities for students from underrepresented groups. (3) Fund engineering research projects that use innovative ways to attract and retain members of under-represented groups to careers in engineering.
  • Funding: awards are for a maximum of $175,000 total costs (direct plus indirect) for 24 months. (Total of $4,000,000 for 25 to 35 awards per year.)
  • Web: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07589/nsf07589.htm
  • Deadline: February 8, 2008 (by 5:00pm local time).
  Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE)
  • The Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports basic and applied research and evaluation that enhances science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning and teaching.  The Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program aims at advancing research at the frontiers of STEM learning, education, and evaluation, and at providing the foundation knowledge necessary to improve STEM teaching and learning at all educational levels and in all settings.  This solicitation calls for four types of proposals—Knowledge Diffusion, Empirical Research, Large Empirical Research, and Diffusion and Evaluation. All REESE proposals must be responsive to one of two broad topical strands, Frontier Research or Contextual Research, as described below.
  • Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000  pending availability of funds. The maximum award for Knowledge Diffusion projects is $250,000 with duration of up to two years. The maximum award for Empirical Research projects is $1,000,000 with duration of up to three years. The maximum award for Large Empirical Research projects is $2,000,000 with duration of up to five years. The maximum award size for the Diffusion and Evaluation project is $5,000,000 for duration of up to five years. Estimated Number of Awards: (25 to 35) It is anticipated that about 10-15 Knowledge Diffusion awards, 10-15 Empirical awards, 4 Large Empirical awards, and 1 Diffusion and Evaluation award will be made.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07595/nsf07595.htm
  • Deadline: November 05, 2007(optional - Letter of Intent); January 08, 2008 (Full Proposal Deadline(s) - due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time).
  Industry / University research programs
  • The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in their development and evolution. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry and the center. An I/UCRC contributes to the Nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education.
  • Funding: $6,000,000  to  $9,000,000, dependent on the availability of funds. (2 to 8 full center awards and 4-12 planning grant awards annually.) 
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07537
  • Deadline: January 4, 2008 (required - Letters of intent); March 28, 2008 (Full Proposal)
PNC Foundation
  Partnerships and projects
  • The PNC Foundation's priority is to form partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations within the markets PNC serves in order to enhance educational opportunities for children, particularly underserved pre-K children through our signature, PNC Grow Up Great program, and to promote the growth of targeted communities through economic development initiatives. To build on this commitment, PNC developed PNC Grow Up Great, a 10-year, $100 million investment to help improve the school readiness of millions of children from birth to age five. As part of this initiative, the PNC Foundation has earmarked funds for grants to nonprofit organizations which work to directly improve children’s school readiness by providing support in one of the following key areas: social and emotional development, teacher training and arts and culture. By focusing our support in these critical areas, we hope to achieve greater results in school readiness, which will yield stronger, smarter and healthier children, families and communities.
  • Funding: In 2005, the foundation provided $11.2 million for 897 grants. The high grant was $269,000 and the low grant was $40. Also, the foundation contributed $609,000 in matching gifts.
  • Web: http://www.pnccommunityinvolvement.com/PNCFoundation.htm
  • Deadline: None
Spencer Foundation
  Research Grants
  • The Spencer Foundation provides funding for investigations that promise to yield new knowledge about education in the United States or abroad. The Foundation funds research grants that range in size from smaller grants that can be completed within a year, to larger, multi-year endeavors. Whereas in the past the Foundation had two distinct research grant programs based on budget size, we now have reorganized our research grant programs around the areas of inquiry identified on our home page.
  • Restrictions: Under most circumstances, grantees may not be named as a principal investigator on two research grants simultaneously from the Spencer Foundation.
  • Funding: For proposals up to $40,000, a funding decision will be made on the basis of the initial proposal. For proposals over $40,000, the initial proposal will be used to decide whether to invite an expanded proposal.
  • Web: http://www.spencer.org/programs/grants/research_grants.htm
  • Deadline: Initial proposals are accepted at any time, regardless of the level of funding requested. For proposals over $40,000, if you are invited to submit an expanded proposal, the deadlines normally fall at the beginning of April, July, and December each year, with notification taking place within eight months.
(USGS)
  Education geological mapping program
  • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is seeking applications to help promote the training of future geologic mappers; which is the primary objective of the EDMAP component of the NCGMP. To do this NCGMP provides funds for graduate and selected undergraduate students in academic research projects that involve geologic mapping as a major component. Through these cooperative agreements NCGMP hopes to expand the research and educational capacity of academic programs that teach earth science students the techniques of geologic mapping and field data analysis. (CFDA # 15.810  --  National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.)
  • Eligibility: The program solicits applications ONLY from institutions with geology departments or programs. U.S. accredited university Geoscience or related Departments are eligible for EDMAP funds.
  • Funding: $505,000 for up to 50 awards.
  • Web: Announcement: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=15514&flag2006=true&mode=VIEW;
    Application: http://apply.grants.gov/apply/GetGrantFromFedgrants?cfda=&opportunity=08HQPA0004&competitionid=
  • Deadline: November 15, 2007
 

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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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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

Denise Cooper, Grants Specialist
IACUC & Web Manager
cooperdm@jmu.edu
x8-3558

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

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

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
x8-7108

 

 

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