Sponsored Programs
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External Funding Advisor
February 2007 (FY07)

  Grants Update
  Undergraduate Research
  Compliance Corner
  Funding Resources & Announcements
  Selected Funding Opportunities
  Deadline Links
  Office Directory
Grants Updates

National Science Foundation Investing in America’s Future Strategic Plan FY 2006-2011

NSF Five-Year Plan Published. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released Investing in America's Future, its five-year strategic plan. Written to guide the agency's priorities and investments, the plan identifies four outcome-based goals: discovery, learning, research infrastructure, and stewardship. Each is linked to specific investment priorities and emphasizes actual results, or outcomes. According to NSF, all four goals are important, but one of them — stewardship — underpins the others. (For more information visit: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2006/nsf0648/nsf0648.jsp.)
Undergraduate Research 2007
  NCUR 2007 (official website: http://www.ncur.org/)
CONGRATULATIONS to the students selected to represent James Madison University at the 21st National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2007, to be held this year at the Dominican University of California, San Rafael, California, on April 12-14th. (http://www.dominican.edu/ncur21/)
Joseph Beatty (History) Laurence Lewis (Physics)
Tiffany Dann (History) Sean O'Brien (Physics)
Dana Edwards (Chemistry) Patrick Olin (Fabrication, CISAT)
Georgette Flood (Psychology) Sarah Roberts (Geology)
Eric Hoppmann (Physics) Carolyn Schubert (Kinesiology)
Lori Jackson (Physics) Matthew Walters (ISAT)
Christopher Kane (Chemistry)  
The Undergraduate Research Selection Committee of JMU wishes to express its sincere appreciation to all the students who submitted applications for NCUR 2007. The registration process is complete and arrangements are now being made to finalize planning the trip.
CAA 2007 (official website: http://www.colonialacademicalliance.org/)

Final registration begins soon for the Colonial Academic Alliance (CAA) Undergraduate Research Conference 2007 hosted by the University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW) on April 20-21, 2007. (http://www.uncw.edu/CSURF/CAA2007.htm) Information regarding the registration process will be emailed to all students selected to represent JMU at the CAA conference. Online registration will be completed in the Office for Sponsored Programs, JMAC-6, Suite 26.

(Questions: contact 568-6872) http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/UndergradResearch.htm

Compliance Corner
  University Approval of Sponsored Agreements

There are only a few individuals authorized to bind the University to contractual agreements. Grants, contracts, research agreements, and sponsored award documents are legal instruments, between the sponsor and the University.  Therefore, state and federal laws as well as policies and regulations of James Madison University must be followed when preparing, accepting, signing, and executing such legal documents.  This approval process not only protects the University, but also protects the PI from the personal liability of signing an agreement not acceptable to the University.

Thus, all funding proposals and resulting grants or contracts, must be processed through the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) for formal university approval and signature. The OSP serves as the administrative voice in the negotiation and acceptance of grants and contracts and subsequent modifications.  For additional information regarding Sponsored Programs Proposals--Pre-Award/Post Award Procedures, see Policy # 2201 at the following URL: http://www.jmu.edu/JMUpolicy/2201.shtml

Funding Resources & Announcements - "HOT" LINKS
  Please visit the "funding sources" link at the following website for resource listings and searchable databases.
  Virginia Commonwealth Technology Research Fund (CTRF)
Virginia Department of Aging (VDA) - Submission deadline: March 1, 2007
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Receipt deadline: March 15, 2007
Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) - Submission deadline: April 2, 2007

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Selected Funding Opportunities
  Environmental Protection Agency

An Interdisciplinary approach to examining the links between social stressors, biodiversity and human health

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Congressional Fellows Program

Department of Agriculture

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research (BRAG) Grants Program

Department of Commerce/ National Institute of Standards and Technology (DoC/NIST)

Precision measurement grants

Department of Education

On-campus drinking, violence
Statewide longitudinal data systems
FIPSE: Brazil higher ed consortia
International research and studies
State personnel development grants

Department of State

Fusion Arts Exchange - ECA/A/E/USS-07-FAX

Extendicare Foundation Inc.

Community support

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

Program for North American Mobility in High Education - U.S., Canada, and Mexico

International Research & Exchanges Board
Policy-Connect Collaborative Research Grants
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Reaching every community
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Digital Partnership
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Community participation - (CDC/AHRQ)
NIH Pathway to Independence
School-based obesity interventions

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Anthropology scholars
Ethics education in science, engineering
National Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL)

Robert Noyce Scholarship Program

Statewide Family Network Grants (SAMHSA)

Emotional Disturbances

U.S. Cellular
U.S Cellular Charitable Giving
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

An interdisciplinary approach to examining the links between social stressors, biodiversity and human health

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications proposing to use interdisciplinary approaches to study the relationship between anthropogenic stressors (within ecosystems), changes in host and/or vector bidiversity, and infectious disease transmission. Research will focus on understanding the environmental and social factors that contribute to biodiversity change, the population dynamics of animal reservoirs and vectors of disease, biological mechanisms that influence disease transmission to humans, and the processes by which infectious diseases emerge and spread.
  • Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations
  • Funding: $2,250,000 for about 3 awards. Potential funding per award will be up to a total of $750,000, including direct and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3 years. Institutional cost-sharing is not required.
  • Web: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2007/2007_biodiversity_health.html
  • Deadline: April 19, 2007
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Congressional Fellows Program

  • The Congressional Fellows Program seeks to provide public policy training for young African American graduate students and professionals, to expose young African Americans to Capitol Hill and provide them with contracts that will facilitate their getting a public policy position upon completion of the program, and to provide the Members of the Congressional Black Caucus with skilled young professionals to work as Congressional staff. Participants must reside/relocate to the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
  • Eligibility: A master's or pofessional degree; preference given to individuals with a demonstrated interest in public policy and a commitment to black political empowerment.
  • Funding: Health and dental insurance, a stipend of $25,000 for the first nine-month program, and an additional $5,500 for participating in the summer placement.
  • Web: http://www.cbcfinc.org/Leadership%20Education/Fellowships/congressional.html
  • Deadline: March 31, 2007
Department of Agriculture

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research (BRAG) Grants Program

  • The purpose of the BRAG program is to assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the enviroment genetically modified organisms, including plants, micro-organisms, arthropods, fish, birds, mammals, other animals excluding humans.
  • Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by any United States public or private research or educational instutiution or organization
  • Funding: Approximately $3.0 million will be available to fund applications in 2007.
  • Web: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/biotech_risk.html
  • Deadline: February 15. 2007
Department of Commerce/ National Institute of Standards and Technology (DoC/NIST)

Precision Measurement Grants

  • The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology invites applications for financial assistance for significant research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants.
  • Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, nonprofits, and state governments.
  • Funding: $100,000 for two awards of up to $50,000
  • Web: http://physics.nist.gov/pmg
  • Deadline: February 2, 2007 for preproposals; May 4, 2007 for full proposals

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Department of Education

On-campus Drinking, Violence

  • The Education Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools seeks applications to prevent high-risk drinking and violent behavior among college students.
  • Eligibility: Higher education institutions, consortia, public and private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, and individuals.
  • Funding: $2.3 million for 18 awards of $100,000 to $150,000 a year each. The project period is 3 years.
  • Web: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister/index.html
  • Deadline: February 20, 2007
  Statewide longitudinal data systems
  • The Education Department's Institute of Education Sciences seeks applications for grants to support statewide longitudinal data systems.
  • Eligibility: State education agencies
  • Funding: $1 million to $6 million for the entire project. The project period is up to three years.
  • Web: http://ies.ed.gov/funding/
  • Deadline: January 18, 2007 for a letter of intent and March 15, 2007 for applications.
  FIPSE: Brazil higher ed consortia
  • The Education Department invites applications under the Fund for Improvement of Post-secondary Education for a special competition focused on supporting consortia of American and Brazilian higher education institutions.
  • Eligibility: Higher education institutions and combinations of institutions and other nonprofit entities.
  • Funding: $350,000 for awards ranging from $28,000 to $30,000 in first-year funds and totaling about $200,000 over the four year project period.
  • Web: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister/announce/index.html
  • Deadline: April 30, 2007
  International research and studies
  • The Education Department solicits applications for research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies and other international fields.
  • Eligibility: Public and private organizations, institutions, and individuals
  • Funding: $1.6 millioin for 12 awards of $50,000 to $200,000 a year each for three years
  • Web: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister/announce/index.html
  • Deadline: March 12, 2007
  Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education: Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education - U.S., Canada, and Mexico
  • The program promotoes a student-centered, North American dimension to education and training in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines that complement existing forms of bilateral and trilateral exchance programs among Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Consortia are funded for four years with the first year of funding dedicated to establish consortium agreements or memoranda of understanding among institutions in the participating countries.
  • Eligibility: Institutions of Higher Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Consrtia of instutitions, and other organizations or agencies.
  • Funding: $300,000 expected to be distrubuted among 10 awards
  • Web: http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipsenortham/index.html
  • Deadline: April 13, 2007
  State personnel development grants
  • The Education Department invites applications for reforming and improving systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in order to improve results for children with disabilities.
  • Eligibility: State educational agencies
  • Funding: $28.6 million for 28 awards for one to five years
  • Web: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister/announce/index.html
  • Deadline: March 27, 2007

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Department of State
  Fusion Arts Exchange - ECA/A/E/USS-07-FAX
  • The Fusion Arts Exchange seeks to provide outstanding undergraduate students an intensive, collaborative course on the latest developments in their respective fields and in the history and culture of the U.S. as illuminated through the lens of their fields. Participants will also learn about careers and economic development opportunities for their communities related to their field and have a chance to develop ongoing collaborations with their fellow participants.
  • Eligibility: U.S. 501(c) non-profit organizations or comparable institutions as well as universities and legal, reigistered, government entities
  • Funding: Average grant is $20,000
  • Web: http://www.eurasia.org/
  • Deadline: anytime
Extendicare Foundation Inc.
  Community Support
  • The Extendicare Foundation is a corporate foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in its communities. The foundation does this by providing support for research, education and informational services relative to Alzheimer's Disease; programs with replication value that improve the quality of life or quality of care within nursing and rehabilitation centers; and education programs for caregivers in long-term care.
  • Eligibility: Applications will not be accepted for capital campaigns; fund-raising campaigns; political organizations; individuals; administrative or overhead costs; operating expenses; and for-profit organizations..
  • Funding: Recent grants have included: Hamline Midway Elders, $2,500; University of Wisconsin, $17,329; and Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School, $150,000.
  • Web: http://www.extendicarefoundation.org/index.html
  • Deadline: March 31, 2007; June 30, 2007; September 30, 2007; December 31, 2007
International Research & Exchanges Board
  Policy-Connect Collaborative Research Grants
  • IREX's Policy-Connect program seeks to attract, select, and support advanced resarch by US experts in policy-relevant subject areas related to Southeast Europe and Eurasia, facilitate collaboration among and between US and international scholars, and disseminate knowledge about Europe and Eurasia to a wide network of constituents in the United States and abroad.
  • Eligibility: The Policy-Connect Program provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy
  • Funding: Maximum of $30,000 for up to 12 months
  • Web: http://www.irex.org/programs/policy%2Dconnect/
  • Deadline: April 1, 2007
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  Reaching every community
  • The National Endowment for the Arts seeks proposals for focused, distinct relatively small-scale and short-term projects that can have significant effects within communities and that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and state and local agencies, including arts agencies, arts service organizations and school districts.
  • Funding: $10,000 each
  • Web: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP08/Challenge.html
  • Deadline: June 1, 2007
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Digital Partnership
  • The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) invite proposals for innovative, collaborative humanities projects using the latest digital technologies for the benefit of the American public, humanities scholarship, and the nation's cultural institutions. Projects are encouraged that explore new ways to share, examine, and interpret humanities collections in a digital environment and to develop new uses and audiences for existing digital resources.
  • Eligibility: Any U.S. nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and tribal governments.
  • Funding: Approximately $50,00 to $350,000 for a two year grant.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/Digital_Partnership.html
  • Deadline: March 27, 2007

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  Community participation - Centers for Disease Control, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (CDC/AHRQ)
  • The National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality solicit research on health promotion, disease prevention and health disparities jointly conducted by communities and researchers.
  • Funding: Funding is via the research project grant (R01) which varies in size and duration.
  • Web: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-283.html
  • Deadline: April 17, 2007 for letters; May 17, 2007 for applications.
  NIH Pathway to Independence
  • The National Institutes of Health calls for applications to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent investigators.
  • Eligibility: Domestic for-profit or non-profits; public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals and laboratories on behalf of postdoctoral trainees who propose research relevant to the mission of one or more of the participating NIH institutes and centers.
  • Funding: Initital mentored phase, up to $90,000 per year, or more if exceptional salary needs. Independent investigator phase: up to $249,000 per year.
  • Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-312.html#SectionIV3A.html
  • Deadline: March 12, 2007, July 12, 2007, and October 12, 2007
  School-based obesity interventions
  • The National Institutes of Health solicits proposals for partnerships of academic institutions and school systems to develop controlled, schoolbased interventions to reduce obesity in childhood.
  • Eligibility: Domestic for-profit or non-profits; public or private institutions.
  • Funding: Funding varies by project for up to five years
  • Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-180.html
  • Deadline: June 5, October 5, 2007

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National Science Foundation (NSF)
  Anthropology scholars
  • The NSF invites applications to support methodological training by cultural anthropologists who are active researchers.
  • Eligibility: Two-year and four-year U.S. colleges and universities; non-profit, non-academic organizations, such as independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, and professional societies and similar organizations that are directly associated with educational or research activities; and state and local governments
  • Funding: $100,000 for two awards of $50,000. The project period is for one year.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07544/nsf07544.htm
  • Deadline: August 26, 2007 and January 16, 2008
  Ethics education in science, engineering
  • The NSF invites proposals for research and education projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including in interdisciplinary or inter-institutional activities.
  • Eligibility: Domestic higher education institutions and professional associations.
  • Funding: $1.9 million for 5-12 awards for 36 months.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubslications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07541
  • Deadline: March 1, 2007
  National Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL)
  • This program aims to establish a national digital library that will constitute an online network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education at all levels. In FY 2007 the program will only accept proposals in the Pathways track and specific components of the Services track. Pathways projects are expected to provide stewardship for the content and services needed by major communities of learners, and Services projects are expected to develop services that support users, resource collection providers, and the Core Integration effort and that enhance the impact, efficiency, and value of the library.
  • Funding: $6 million for 20-28 awards
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5487
  • Deadline: March 14. 2007 for optional letters of intent and April 11, 2007 for proposals
  Robert Noyce Scholarship Program
  • The RNSP seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathemetics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and programs for students who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.
  • Eligibility: Proposals may only be submitted by U.S. Universities and two- or four-year colleges (including community colleges), or consortia of such institutions, or nonprofit entities that have esablished consortia among such institutions of higher education.
  • Funding: $9 million for 13-18 awards
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5733
  • Deadline: February 28, 2007 for optional letters of intent and March 29, 2007 for full proposals
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Statewide Family Network Grants (SAMHSA)
  Emotional Disturbances
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for FY 2007 Statewide Family Network Grants. The purpose of this program is to enhance State capacity and infrastructure to be more oriented to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
  • Eligibility: Domestic public and private nonprofit entities, including faith-based entities and tribal family organizations. (Applicants without a youth leadership project component cannot request more than $60,000 a year in funding; those with youth leadership components can request a maximum of $70,000.)
  • Funding: 21 awards. $1.4 million total; $60,000 per year in total costs, up to three years.
  • Web: http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2007/sm_07_001.aspx
  • Deadline: January 31, 2007
U.S. Cellular
  U.S Cellular Charitable Giving
  • Wireless company U.S. Cellular is committed to serving as a responsible corporate citizen throughout its communities. U.S. Cellular focuses its charitable contributions on programs serving disadvantaged youth, families, and seniors - connecting people with opportunities for a better life.
  • Eligibility: Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) institutions and non-sectarian, nonpolitical, and nondiscriminatory. No grants are given to primary, secondary, or charter schools.
  • Funding: Typically amounts range from $1,000 to $35,000
  • Web: http://www.uscellular.com/uscellular/SilverStream/Pages/x_page.html?p=a_charitable
  • Deadline: Proposals are due quarterly, usually in February, May, August, and November

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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

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

JMAC-6, Suite 26
MSC 5728

Phone: 568-6872; Fax: 568-6240

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

JMAC-6, Suite 30
MSC 5713
Fax: 568-2397

Tamara Hatch, Associate Director

Denise Cooper, Grants Specialist
IACUC & Web Manager

Sally Dickenson, Grants Specialist

Carolyn Strong, IRB Research Coordinator
IRB Contact

Donna Crumpton, Financial Administrator

Brenda Seifried, Financial Administrator

Kyra Shiflet, Financial Administrator



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Sponsored Programs Administration & Accounting