Funding supports small grants (R03) for different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and, development of new research technology. AHRQ is interested in research involving collaborative efforts between researchers and medical and public health or healthcare providers, purchasers or payer organizations. Awards offer up to $100,000 for 24 months. The program expires 3/17/14. Ucoming deadlines are: 2/16/2013, 6/16/2013 and 10/16/2013.
Funding supports research (R01) that investigates the factors that mediate and moderate the impact of alcohol advertising and other alcohol promotions on youth (12-20) drinking. NIAAA interests include: direct causal relationships between exposure to various forms of alcohol marketing and alcohol-related attitudes/behaviors among youth; & social and psychological processes or mechanisms that might underlie the effects of alcohol advertising and other promotions on youth drinking. The program expires 5/8/14. Upcoming deadlines are 2/5/2013, 6/5/2013 and 10/5/2013.
This program seeks to demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of asset-building projects that assist low-income people in becoming economically self-sufficient by teaching them about economic and consumer issues and enabling them to establish matched savings accounts (Individual Development Accounts). Non-profit entities are eligible to apply. Approximately $15 million is available to support 50 awards. Cost share is required.
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Funding supports master's theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master's program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome. Up to six awards of $1,000 each are made per year. Proposals that include a college or university agreement to match the amount requested are favored.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health, encourages investigator-initiated R01 applications that propose hypothesis-driven research using erythroid cells. The aim of this program is to support research efforts towards a complete description of the molecular and cellular components of erythropoiesis and how these components contribute to erythropoiesis. Components include genes that are expressed (transcriptome) in erythroid cells, either during development or during differentiation, and the proteins (proteome) that are translated in erythroid cells, especially with post-translational modifications or subcellular localizations that are unique to erythroid cells. A long range goal of this program is to generate a concise description of erythropoiesis that unifies genetics, molecular processes and cytokine determinants in the erythroid lineages so that new therapeutics may be developed to measure and combat anemia.
DEADLINE NOTE: Applications are due February 5, June 5, and October 5 annually.
NHGRI, NIA, NICHD & NIEHS support research (R01; R03; R21) that identifies, examines and addresses the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of advances in genomic research and technology for individuals, families, communities and society more broadly. Of particular interest are projects that propose focused legal, economic, philosophical or historical analyses of new or emerging issues. Upcoming deadlines are: 2/16/2013, 6/16/2013 and 10/16/2013. The program expires 9/8/14.
Funding supports large Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) and research (R01) focused on prevention, reduction, and effective management of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)-infections acquired during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a healthcare setting. R18 awards support determination of clinical efficacy and effectiveness of preventive interventions, and assessment of relevant epidemiological aspects of HAIs. The program expires 9/26/15.
Funding supports short, advanced level courses (R25) intended to disseminate new techniques, methods and analyses to cross-train genomic researchers and ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) scholars. Courses should be targeted to individuals in careers at the doctoral level and beyond; are expected to be hosted by academic or research institutions where the staff and faculty are experienced in training; and should typically be two weeks or less and offered annually. The program expires 5/8/16.
FIC, NCI, NHGRI, NIAID and NICHD support Research Education Grant (R25) applications to develop masters level curricula and provide educational opportunities for developing country academics, researchers and health professionals in ethics related to performing research involving human subjects in international resource poor settings. To the greatest extent possible, faculty and mentors from developing countries with research ethics expertise should be included in significant roles in proposed programs.
Funding allows institutions with significant enrollments of students from underrepresented groups to provide training (T34) for honors minority undergraduates at junior & senior level. The goal is to prepare students for entry into graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. in a biomedical science & supports efforts to strengthen the science/math course curricula, pedagogical skills of faculty, and biomedical research training at minority institutions. Submission is limited to one application per institution. The program expired but NIH plans to announce new PAR soon with a tentative deadline of 5/24/13.
Funding supports several mechanisms (SC1-Research Enhancement; SC2-Pilot Projects; SC3-Research Continuance Asard) for the development of research faculty at minority-serving institutions or at institutions with a historical mission of training students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. Appropriate disciplines include all areas of biomedical & behavioral research. Research must be faculty-initiated. Awardee institutions must have received less than $6 million from NIH R01 support in the last two fiscal years. PARs expire 1/8/14.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Eye Institute
The funding agency is seeking applications to facilitate activities central to the refinement of a study protocol and procedures and the development of a detailed MOP. The NEI Clinical Study Planning Grant may be used to support the development of a MOP, as well as to conduct preliminary studies to refine study procedures or document recruitment potential.
DEADLINE NOTE: Applications are due February 16, June 16, and October 16 annually.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Eye Institute
This program encourages applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct secondary data analyses utilizing existing database resources. Applications may be related to, but must be distinct from, the specific aims of the original data collection. The NEI supports an extensive portfolio of clinical trials and large-scale epidemiologic research projects, wherein numerous data collection activities are required to meet each project's specific aims. The resultant wealth of data generated by these studies often provides unique, cost-effective opportunities to investigate additional research questions or develop new analytical approaches secondary to a project's originally-intended purpose. Data are not limited to those collected under NEI support but such data are of the highest programmatic interest. The R21 may be used to develop new statistical methodologies or to test hypotheses using existing data, but this FOA may not be used to support the collection of new data.
DEADLINE NOTE: Applications are due February 16, June 16, and October 16 annually.
Funding supports development of novel interdisciplinary research approaches (R24) on important topics in aging research through activities such as meetings, conferences, data exchange, small scale pilots, short term training opportunities & visiting scholar programs and dissemination activities. Examples of network activities: data sharing and information exchange among investigators from diverse research backgrounds; harmonization of existing data sets to increase sample size and statistical power; & standardization of data collection across studies. The program expires 1/8/15.
Funding supports Resource-Related Research Projects that enhance the capabilities of basic, translational and clinical research, through the development of resources or infrastructure, for use by the broader scientific community. The research enhancement should be for programs that address scientific areas relevant to NHLBI including biology & diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung & blood; blood resources; & sleep disorders. Advance permission from NHLBI is required prior to submitting. The program expires 1/26/14.
Funding supports research (R25) applications from institutions that propose innovative research education programs to diversify the workforce in aging by supporting undergraduate competency and completion in medicine, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (MSTEM), and application and transition to graduate study that advances a cadre of students from diverse backgrounds into NIMSTEM fields. Partnership with R15-eligible institutions encouraged. The program expires 1/8/15.
Funding supports applications (R25) that focus on development of science education for K-12 students in research areas directly relevant to the NIAID's mission. Programs must provide outreach to a large audience of students at a national level, directly or through their teachers, using approaches where successes can be measured. Proposed research education program may complement ongoing research training and education, but must be distinct from current research training and research education programs. The program expires 1/8/14.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Funding will support preclinical development and testing of new therapies for neurological disorders. The program will facilitate therapy-directed projects to accelerate the translation of basic research discoveries into therapeutic candidates for clinical testing of leads that are sufficiently advanced that an Investigational New Drug (IND), Investigational Device Exemption (IDE), 510(k), or 510(k) de novo application to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can be submitted during the project period.
DEADLINE NOTICE: Applications are due February 7, 2013; August 20, 2013; February 7, 2014; and August 20, 2014. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with NINDS program staff at least 12 weeks before a receipt date as plans for an application are being developed.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Funding supports preclinical development activities for therapeutic drugs, devices, and biologics. Projects should include a strong biological rationale for the intended approach, supporting data from rigorously designed experiments, and proposed studies that exhibit methodological rigor. Direct costs are limited to $250,000 per year. Applicants may request direct costs in $25,000 modules, up to the total direct costs limitation of $500,000 for the combined two-year award period.
DEADLINE NOTICE: Applications are due February 16, June 16, and October 16, through January 8, 2015.
Funding supports unsolicited (investigator-initiated) research on health issues of individuals with chronic disorders like arthritis, urinary incontinence, digestive disorders, metabolic/diabetes, gastrointestinal, complex disorders & musculoskeletal disorders & immune disorders. Also encompasses infectious diseases & HIV/AIDS, and biodefense. Applications are accepted even when there are no relevant RFAs or PAs. Call or send e-mail to determine interest. Deadlines are: 2/5/2013, 6/5/2013 and 10/5/2013.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Library of Medicine
This program seeks applications for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.
DEADLINE NOTE: Letters of intent are requested and due January 21, 2013 and January 20, 2014. Applications are due February 21, 2013 and February 20, 2014. Five awards are anticipated each year.
NIMH and NIAAA support research (R34) on the development and/or pilot testing of new or adapted interventions and services research directions that require preliminary testing or development. NIMH interests: preventing or ameliorating mental disorders, emotional or behavioral problems, and co-occurrence of mental, physical and substance abuse problems. NIAAA interests: preventing or ameliorating alcohol use disorders related emotional or behavioral problems. The program expires 9/8/15.
Many NIH institutes and OBSSR support research (R01; R03; R21) to analyze ethical challenges and issues related to the conduct of research within the NIH mission. Of specific interest: ethical considerations of new technologies; research study design issues; issues associated with therapeutic misconception and the interface between treatment and research; research involving vulnerable populations and urgent situations; research with existing specimens, data and health information; dissemination and translation of research findings; and oversight of research. The program expires 5/8/14. Deadlines are: 2/5/2013, 6/5/2013 and 10/5/2013.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The Funding agency is seeking applications to bring together basic and clinical investigators as a means to enhance communication, collaboration, and effectiveness of ongoing research related to digestive and/or liver diseases. DDRCCs are based on the core concept, whereby shared resources aimed at fostering productivity, synergy, and new research ideas among the funded investigators are supported in a cost-effective manner. Approximately $3.6 million is available to support three awards in FY 2014 and $4.8 million to support four awards in FY 2015. Submission is limited to one application per institution.
DEADLINE NOTE: Letters of intent are requested by June 14, 2013 and October 15, 2013. Applications are due July 15, 2013 and November 15, 2013.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Institute on Aging
The funding agency seeks applications that propose basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological and outcomes research on solid organ transplant in older persons. Research may focus on, but is not limited to 1) appropriate selection of older SOT donors and recipients; 2) improved management of older SOT recipients; 3) immunology and immunosuppression pertaining to older SOT patients; and 4) healthcare disparities, utilization and costs of SOT in older patients.
DEADLINE NOTE: R01 applications are due February 5, June 5 and October 5 annually through January 8, 2016. R03 and R21 applications are due February 16, June 16, and October 16 annually through January 8, 2016.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Cancer Institute
This program supports projects that propose to advance research in cancer etiology and early detection biomarkers, utilizing the advantages of the unique biorepository resources of the NCI-sponsored Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer (PLCO) Screening Trial. The PLCO Biorepository offers high-quality, prospectively collected, serial pre-diagnostic blood samples from the PLCO-screened arm participants, and a onetime collection of buccal cells from the control arm participants.
DEADLINE NOTE: Letters of intent are requested and due 30 days before the application is due. Applications are due February 20, 2013; June 20, 2013; February 20, 2014; June 20, 2014; February 20, 2015; and June 19, 2015. This notice expires on June 20, 2015.
Funding supports educational activities (R25) related to demography and population science, family planning and contraception, and reproductive research aimed at audiences that may include individuals from the upper undergraduate to the assistant professor level. The overall objective is to increase the impact and breadth of population and reproductive science by facilitating cost-effective approaches. This mechanism is not intended to support training activities that limit participation to a single institution. The program expires 9/8/14.
U.S. Department of Defense; Department of the Army; Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Funding supports research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/ chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. Proposals are due January 31, 2014. Eligibility is unrestricted.
U.S. Department of Defense; Department of the Army; U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Funding supports project to stimulate young pupils in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. The target students attend primary, middle, and high schools in the following locations; Huntsville Hampton Cove Elementary, Owens Crossroads, Alabama; Madison County, Alabama; Monocacy Elementary, Frederick, Maryland; Frederick County, Maryland; North Chevy Chase Elementary School, Chevy Chase, Maryland; Montgomery County, Maryland; Hinds County, Mississippi; Rankin County, Mississippi; Madison County, Mississippi; Claiborne County, Mississippi; Warren County, Mississippi; Champaign County, Illinois; DeWitt County, Illinois; Douglas County, Illinois; Ford County, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Vermilion County, Illinois; Coles County, Illinois; Piatt County, Illinois; Moultrie County, Illinois; Grafton County, New Hampshire; Sullivan County, New Hampshire; Carroll County, New Hampshire; Caledonia County, Vermont; Orange County, Vermont; Windsor County, Vermont; Arlington County, Virginia; Fairfax County, Virginia; and Prince William County, Virginia and Alexandria City Public Schools. The target students may attend public or private schools.
DEADLINE NOTE: Proposals will be continuously accepted through December 31, 2013. Funding is limited and proposals are primarily sought in the not-to-exceed $30,000 range; however, larger awards may be considered when appropriate.
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Foundation
This program supports competitive short-term research grants (up to $50,000 over one year) in the laboratory animal science field. Examples of research interest are environmental conditions; housing and enrichment; pain and distress; health and welfare; euthanasia; and, advancements in animal care and use. PIs must hold AALAS membership and are strongly encouraged to include collaboration in their proposals. AALAS membership is not required for collaborators. The annual deadline is 2/1. New solicitation will be released 12/1.
Funding supports research focusing on building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future agricultural challenges. There are six major program areas, each with topic areas with varying deadlines: Plant Health/Production and Plant Products; Animal Health/Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities.
U.S. Department of Defense; Department of the Navy; Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
Funding supports projects to provide technology evolutions including readiness surveys, operationals assessments, demonstrations, transitions to acquisition, including war fighting operational concepts and technical solutions, transformational, joint, and coalition warfare to include, but not limited to the following general areas of interest: surveys; collections; process/analyzing; geolocation and tracking; tactical remoting; and tactical support to cyber to name a few study areas. Academic institutions are strongly encouraged to participate; however only U.S. organizations capable of receiving, processing, and storing export controlled and classified information associated with this effort are eligible for awards.
Funding supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Supported research areas include human genetic variation, human adaptation, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socio-ecology. Target dates for senior proposals are due 8/2/13, 04/04/14 and 12/5/14.
Funding supports research in marine ecology broadly defined as the relationships among aquatic organisms and their interactions with the environments of the oceans or Great Lakes. Projects submitted to the program for consideration are often interdisciplinary efforts that may include participation by other Ocean Sciences Division programs. Target dates are 2/15 and 8/15 annually.
Funding supports fundamental research in biomechanics and mechanobiology. Emphasis is on multiscale solid and fluid mechanics approaches in the study of organisms that integrate across molecule, cell, tissue, and organ domains. Areas of interest include: relationships between mechanical behavior and extracellular matrix composition and organization, and influence of in vivo mechanical forces on cell and matrix biology of tissues. The annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports research into the chemical components, reaction mechanisms, and geochemical pathways within the ocean and at its interfaces with solid earth and the atmosphere. Major emphases include studies of material inputs to and outputs from marine waters; orthochemical and biological production an transformation of chemical compounds and phases within the marine system; and determination of reaction rates and study of equilibria. Target dates are 2/15 and 8/15 annually.
Funding supports research on intra- and inter-dependencies in infrastructure design and operation for resilience and sustainability; infrastructure protection; and advanced information technologies for health monitoring, condition assessment, deterioration, and asset management. Special emphasis is on risk analysis, life-cycle frameworks, cyber-enabled simulation, and technologies for design, construction, and operation of resilient and sustainable infrastructure networks. Annual proposal windows are /15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports cross-disciplinary research partnerships at the intersections of traditional disciplines to promote transformative advances in civil, mechanical and industrial systems and manufacturing technologies. Also encourages discovery enabled by the use of cross-cutting technologies such as adaptive systems, nanotechnology, and simulation. CMMI is organized into four clusters: Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanics and Engineering Materials, Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures and Systems. Annual proposal windows are 1/15to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports fundamental research and education on combustion, fire, and plasma systems. Impacts include cleaner global and local environments, enhanced public safety, improved energy and homeland security, and more efficient manufacturing. This is not an applied research program, but results in broad, basic knowledge that can be used by others in development of systems. Broad-based computational, experimental, or diagnostic tools are major products of this endeavor. The annual proposal window is 1/15-2/19.
Funding supports innovative, transformative research on control theory and control technology driven by real life applications. Emphasis is on paradigm-shifting ideas for control strategies inspired by nature, unconventional applications, and the combined role of feedback and uncertainty in systems that incorporate large numbers of sensors and actuators. New sensor and actuator concepts that integrate feedback and signal processing also accepted. The annual proposal window is 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
This program aims to advance interdisciplinary research in which the science and engineering of sustainability are enabled by new advances in computing, and where computational innovation is grounded in the context of sustainability problems. CyberSEES focuses on cyber-enabled sustainability research that addresses computational aspects of smart infrastructures, in particular the smart electric grid. Annual deadlines are the first Tuesday in February and December.
Funding supports unsolicited proposals in all traditional areas of chemistry and multidisciplinary fields drawing on the chemical sciences & enable basic research & education. Modes of support include single/multi-investigator awards, shared instrumentation funding, instrumentation development, and educational projects that leverage the division's research investments to build research capacity. Projects that build infrastructure and partnerships that advance chemical sciences are also supported. Annual submission windows are 9/1/-9/30 and 10/1-10/31, depending on individual programs within the Division of Chemistry.
National Science Foundation; Directorate for Biological Sciences; Division of Environmental Biology
This program seeks proposals supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Approximately $72 million is available to support 200 awards.
DEADLINE NOTE: Preliminary Proposals are required and due January 23, 2013, January 16, 2014 and January 16 annually thereafter. Proposals are due August 2, 2013 by invitation only.
Funding supports research on the theories of dynamical systems, new analytical and computational tools, and novel application of dynamical systems to engineered systems. Special interest in transformative research on complex systems, uncertain or stochastic nonlinear dynamical systems, model order reduction of nonlinear or infinite dimensional dynamical systems, discrete nonlinear dynamical systems, and work with multi-scale multi-physics dynamical systems. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports fundamental research and education in energy production, conversion, and storage. Processes for sustainable energy production must be environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize renewable resources. Current interest areas are Biomass Conversion, Biofuels, Bioenergy; Photovoltaic Solar Energy; Wind Energy; and Advanced Batteries for Transportation. Fuel cell proposals should be submitted to other CBET programs. Annual proposal window is 1/15 to 2/19.
Funding supports research leading to design theory and to tools and methods that enable implementation of the principles of design theory in the practice of design across the full spectrum of engineered products. Funds advances in basic design theory, tools, and software to implement design theory and new design methods that span multiple domains, such as design for the environment and for manufacturability. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports fundamental research and education to understand the impact of human activities on the natural environment and develop the scientific basis for solving, mitigating, or managing environmental problems caused by human activities. Fosters cutting-edge research based on fundamental science and four types of engineering tools: measurement, analysis, synthesis, and design. The annual proposal window is 1/15 to 2/19.
Funding supports research to develop and test the environmental effects of nanotechnologies. Research should help to understand, evaluate, and mitigate the impact of nanotechnology on the environment and biological systems, with an emphasis on engineering principles underlying environmental health and safety impacts of nanotechnology. Innovative methods related to production processes, waste reduction, recycling, and industrial ecology are of interest. The annual proposal window is 1/15-2/19.
Funding supports engineering research to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival. Four principal research areas are supported: Industrial Ecology; Green Engineering; Ecological Engineering; and Earth Systems Engineering. The annual proposal window is 1/15-2/19.
Funding supports fundamental research and education on mechanisms and phenomena governing fluid flow. Current topics are General Fluid Mechanics, Flow of Complex Fluids, Micro- Nano- Bio- Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence and Flow Control, Waves and Hydraulics and Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Instrumentation and Flow Diagnostics. The annual proposal window is 1/15-2/19.
Funding supports industry-defined fundamental research projects from NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) in areas of shared value to both centers and their members. Projects are expected to broaden scientific and engineering understanding beyond the more specific applied research interests of the industries traditionally served by the I/UCRC, with industry participation beyond the scope and horizon of center research projects. Proposals are due first Wednesday in February annually.
General Research Grants (applications due 1/15 and 7/15 annually) range from about $3,000 to $13,500 for doctoral students and up to $22,000 for senior scientists and postdoctoral researchers. Supports research related specifically to human origins and evolution, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior ecology and morphology, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. Baldwin Fellowships also available for international students. Upcoming deadlines are 1/5/2013 and 7/15/2013.
Funding supports research on geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth's surface. Projects must enhance geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, and methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Annual deadline date for research proposals is first Thursday in September. Annual deadline dates for Dissertation Improvement proposals are the second Thursday in February and October.
Funding supports fundamental research on the mechanics and engineering properties of geologic materials. Areas of interest include: the mechanical properties of soil and rock, mechanically stabilized and biologically modified soil, as well as the natural processes which affect the behavior of these materials. Research on soil-structure interaction and liquefaction are also supported, as are theoretical studies, constitutive and numerical modeling, and laboratory, centrifuge, and field testing. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports fundamental research on geotechnical aspects of civil infrastructure. Areas of interest include: foundation engineering, site characterization, underground construction, tunneling, drilling, and mining engineering, with emphasis on issues of sustainability and resilience. The program also supports research on geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering not involving use of George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation facilities, and geohazards. Annual proposal windows are 1/15to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports scientific field research and exploration with a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields including anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology. Emphasis on multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures). Awards range from $15,000 to $20,000. Pre-applications accepted year-round, 10 months in advance of project date. There is no fixed deadline.
The sponsor provides grants supporting research and public education toward enhancing scientific wildlife management and conservation of wild habitats in North America, with an emphasis on New York State. The goal is to insure that wild animals and the ecosystems sustaining them will thrive for the long term, conserved for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Funding priority is given to research and public outreach projects which focus on wildlife-habitat relationships or human-wildlife interactions.
DEADLINE NOTE Upcoming deadlines are 02/01/2013 and 08/01/2013. February 1 is the deadline for summer work. August 1 is the deadline for the next calendar year.
Funding supports research and education on solid waste management and sustainability. Solicited proposals (due 1/5 and 7/15 annually) must respond to annual research agendas. Priority topics are General Solid Waste Research and Sustainability Research. Unsolicited proposals require pre-application (due 5/21 and 10/1 annually). The program funds projects up to $500,000; average award of $100,000.
Funding supports research and education on solid waste management and sustainability. Solicited proposals (due 1/5 and 7/15 annually) must respond to annual research agendas. Priority topics are General Solid Waste Research and Sustainability Research. Unsolicited proposals require pre-application (due 5/21 and 10/1 annually). The program funds projects up to $500,000; average award of $100,000.
Funding supports research on design and performance of structural systems and new technologies for improving behavior, safety, and reliability of structural systems and their resistance to natural and technological hazards. Also supports innovations in analysis and model-based simulation of structural behavior and response; design concepts; structural health monitoring; and applications of new control techniques for structural systems. Proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1 annually.
This program offers undergraduates mentored research opportunities at 10 participating NASA centers. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are concentrating in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physical/life sciences. Students receive $6,000 (10-week summer session) or $9,000 (15-week fall or spring session), plus travel. Students may apply for one or more sessions but if awarded both, may only participate in one.
This program focuses on the impact of large-scale hazards on civil infrastructure and society and on related issues of preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery. Supports research to integrate multiple issues from engineering, social, behavioral, political, and economic sciences, including fundamental research on the interdependence of civil infrastructure and society, development of sustainable infrastructures, and civil infrastructure vulnerability and risk reduction. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports proposals to bring a leading researcher to a primarily undergraduate institution to give a series of lectures in the chemical sciences. Lecturer is expected to substantially interact with undergraduate students and faculty over the period of the visit. Will provide funds to host the speaker and support summer research opportunities for two undergraduate students. Eligible departments grant a BS or MS degree in chemistry, but not a Ph.D. Award total is $18,500. Limited submission: one application per institution.
Funding supports research that creates a balance between technology and preservation of the environment. Interests include: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of resources including animals, plants, water, and general conservation; education including humanities, arts, and intercultural communication; exploration; health including biomedical research, health and population sciences and adaptive technology; and waste minimization and management. The Next competition expected in 2013. There is no fixed deadline.
Funding supports research on design, planning, and control. Projects should have an impact on analytical and computational techniques relevant to extended enterprise operations and offer the prospect of implementable solutions. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports fundamental research leading to improved manufacturing machines and equipment, and their application in manufacturing processes. Key goals are to advance the transition of manufacturing from skill-based to knowledge-based activities, and to advance technologies that will enable the manufacturing sector to reduce environmental and societal impacts. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports research on all aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins, and the Great Lakes, including structure, tectonic evolution, and volcanic activity of the ocean basins, the continental margins, the mid-ocean ridges, and island arc systems; processes controlling exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater and ocean rocks; marine sediments; past ocean circulation patterns and climates; and interactions of continental and marine geologic processes. Annual target dates are 2/15 and 8/15.
Funding supports fundamental research leading to a better understanding of the effect of microstructure, surfaces, and coatings on the properties and performance of engineering materials, and the ultimate control of these properties through material design. Of particular interest is materials service under conditions such as impact, temperature extremes, corrosion, oxidation, and friction. Also supports research leading to biomedical applications of materials. Annual proposal windows are 1/15-2/15 and 9/1-10/1.
Funding supports fundamental research on the interrelationship of materials processing, structure, performance, and process control. Analytical, experimental, and numerical studies also supported, covering processing methods such as molding, forging, casting, welding, hydroforming, composite layup, and other materials processing approaches; and research leading to the development of novel processes and hybrid processing techniques. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports fundamental research on solid mechanics, including theoretical, experimental, and computational approaches; model-based simulation; and development of constitutive models. Emphasis on fundamental understanding of existing and emerging material and structural systems behavior across time and length scales, including experimental and analytical research on deformation, fatigue, and fracture. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports fundamental research and education on design and manufacturing at the nanoscale. Emphasis is on advancing manufacturing technology using production systems based on thermal, electrical, chemical, and mechanical processes as well as biological actors (viruses, cells, and bacteria) to fabricate nanostructures and to integrate these into micro-devices and meso- and macroscale systems. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
U.S. Department of Energy; Idaho Operations Office
The funding agency seeks applications from U.S. universities and colleges for equipment and instrumentation infrastructure to support nuclear energy-related engineering and science teaching and research laboratories. The infrastructure requested by a university should be individual, discrete, and definable items or capabilities that will support, maintain, or enhance the university's or college's capacity to attract and teach high quality students interested in nuclear energy-related studies; build NS&E basic research or education capabilities; or facilitate the university's or college's capability to perform R&D that is relevant to DOE-NE's R&D mission. Approximately $2 million is available in support. U.S. colleges and universities are eligible to apply. Cost sharing is encouraged, but not required for projects below $250,000.
Funding supports investigations of potential drilling regions, especially by means of regional geological and geophysical field studies; feasibility studies and initial development of downhole instruments and techniques; downhole geophysical and geochemical experiments; and research to meet the scientific objectives of specific drilling expeditions. Proposed projects should be clearly relevant to the drilling plans of the international drilling community and focus on predrilling or drilling concurrent activities. Annual target dates are 2/15 and 8/15.
Funding supports research and technology development through unsolicited proposals for instrumentation development with broad applicability to ocean science research and enhances observational, experimental, or analytical capabilities of the ocean science research community. Separate solicitations exist for Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories; and the National Ocean Partnership Program. Annual deadlines are 2/15 and 8/15.
Funding supports fundamental research leading to the creation of innovative mathematical models, analysis, and algorithms for optimal or near optimal decision-making, applicable to the design and operation of manufacturing, service, and other complex systems. Areas of interest include discrete and continuous optimization, stochastic modeling and analysis, simulation optimization, and self-optimizing systems that can observe, learn, and adapt to changing environments. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports research on flows of suspensions of particles, drops or bubbles, granular and granular-fluid flows, flow behavior of micro- or nano-structured fluids, aerosol science and technology, and self- and directed-assembly processes involving particulates. Proposed research should aim to improve the basic understanding, design, predictability, efficiency, and control of particulate and multiphase processes. The annual proposal window is 1/15-2/19.
Funding supports research on a wide range of topics associated with the structure and movement of the ocean, with the way in which it transports various quantities, with the way its physical structure interacts with the biological and chemical processes within it, and with interactions among the ocean and the atmosphere, solid earth, and ice that surround it. Annual target dates are 2/15 and 8/15.
Funding supports undergraduate and graduate student internships at DOC headquarters and field offices.Eligible disciplines are business; life, health, and medical sciences; communications and graphic design; computer science; physical sciences; and mathematics. Internships last 10 weeks in the summer (1/31), and 15 weeks in the fall (7/1) or spring (12/1) semesters. Applications accepted until all positions are filled. U.S. citizenship required.
Funding supports groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate research, training, and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic, and international boundaries. General RCN proposals should be submitted to a participating program in the appropriate directorate according to the program deadline. Targeted tracks support: Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (due 2/4/13) and Undergraduate Biology Education networks and incubators (due 6/15 annually).
Funding supports active undergraduate research participation areas funded by NSF through two mechanisms. REU Sites support independent projects to initiate and conduct research projects involving a number of undergraduates. Proposals for projects requiring access to Antarctica are due fourth Friday in May, annually. Deadline for all other sites is fourth Wednesday in August, annually. REU Supplements support the addition of undergraduates to ongoing, new, or renewal NSF-funded projects (deadlines vary).
REU supports active undergraduate research participation areas funded by NSF through two mechanisms. REU Sites support independent projects to initiate and conduct research projects involving a number of undergraduates. Proposals for projects requiring access to Antarctica are due fourth Friday in May, annually. Deadline for all other sites is fourth Wednesday in August, annually. REU The program supplements support the addition of undergraduates to ongoing, new, or renewal NSF-funded projects (deadlines vary).
Funding supports research on diversifying pathways to and through engineering degree programs; understanding how to increase the diffusion and impact of engineering education research; understanding engineering education in broader, organizing frameworks such as innovation, globalization, complex engineered systems, to increase understanding of how engineering students learn and discover. Annual proposal deadlines are the fourth Thursday in January and the third Thursday in September.
Funding supports basic research yielding a scientific evidence base for improving the design, development, deployment, management and effectiveness of organizations of all kinds. Research may involve organizational theory, behavior, sociology or economics, business policy and strategy, communication sciences, entrepreneurship, human resource management, information sciences, managerial and organizational cognition, operations management, public administration, social or industrial psychology, and technology and innovation management. Target dates are 2/2 and 9/3 annually.
Funding supports scientific research that examines relationships between science (including engineering), technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Effective STS proposals go beyond describing the interaction between science, technology and society to explain how proposed research provides new and important scientific insights into the theory or practice of science (or engineering) or into the adoption, use, or diffusion of technology. Annual deadlines are 2/1 and 8/1.
Funding supports research on methods to acquire and use sensor data on civil, mechanical, and manufacturing systems, including advanced actuators, sensors, wireless sensor networks, new materials and concepts for sensing applications, power generation, and energy supply for sensors and sensing systems. Also funds research on incorporation of sensors into natural and engineered systems to achieve effective data acquisition and on processing and transmitting sensor data. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports research on strategic decision making, design, planning, and operation of commercial, nonprofit, and institutional service enterprises with the goal of improving their overall effectiveness and cost reduction. There is a particular focus on healthcare and other similar public service institutions, and emphasis on research topics leading to more effective systems modeling and analysis as a means to improved planning, resource allocation, and policy development. Annual proposal windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Funding supports research by small businesses and their partners focusing on five general areas: Safe and Sustainable Water Resources; Chemical Safety for Sustainability; Sustainable and Healthy Communities; Air/Climate/Energy; and Homeland Security. EPA issues annual solicitations for Phase I and Phase II research proposals from science and technology-based firms. Colleges and universities may provide consulting or subcontracting services. The next Phase I competition to be announced in March with a 60 day application period.
Funding supports projects to evaluate current landfill conditions to determine threats to water resources. The program provides technical assistance and/or training to those involved in the reduction of water pollution and water and waste disposal problems in rural areas. Applications are accepted from October 1 through December 31 of each calendar year through Rural Development State and Area Offices. IHEs are eligible to apply.
Funding supports fundamental research on the behavior of civil infrastructure materials and the mechanics of structural components in the built environment. Of particular interest is research on structural components consisting of natural and synthetic materials, their response to mechanical, hydrothermal, and time-dependent loads, and their impact on life-cycle performance and sustainable development of the civil infrastructure. Annual proposals windows are 1/15 to 2/15 and 9/1 to 10/1.
Camille Dreyfus (2/11) and Henry Dreyfus (5/20) Teacher-Scholar awards support research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in chemical sciences. Camille Dreyfus awards provide $75,000 based on an independent body of scholarship and demonstrated commitment to education. Henry Dreyfus awards provide $60,000 based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates and compelling commitment to teaching. Limited submission: one application per institution.
This program provides small grants for research in astronomy and the acquisition of astronomical equipment, computer time, and computer hardware/software that will be used in astronomical research. Preference is generally given to multi-user facilities. The program does not fund equipment used only for teaching, publication costs, or travel costs for meetings. Awards are generally about $3,000, although higher amounts are possible. The annual deadline is the first Monday in October.
Funding supports engineering research on thermal transport phenomena at micro and macro scales in cooling and heating of equipment and devices; energy conversion, power generation, and thermal energy; synthesis and processing of materials; propulsion of air- and land-based vehicles; and thermal phenomena in biological systems. Priority is given to research on problems with broad economic, environmental, and societal impact, and to novel studies of heat and mass transfer principles. The annual proposal window is 1/15-2/19.
The Associations awards and grants program ($1,000-$8,000 usually) includes honors for teaching, service to the profession, research, media coverage of reading, and authorship of childrens books. IRA funds Children's Literature Awards, Professional Development Awards and Grants, Research Awards and Grants, Service Awards, Teachers Awards, and Grants and Travel Grants. Various deadlines occur for the different programs offered through IRA.
Funding supports fundamental research that increases understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning. Research will add to knowledge of how people learn and the developmental processes that support learning, leading children and adolescents to grow up to take productive roles as workers and citizens. The National Science Foundation is currently accepting individual investigator and workshop/small conference proposals. Annual target dates are 1/15 and 7/15.
Supports policy-relevant research on employment issues by providing $5,000 to untenured early career researchers (Ph.D. obtained in last six years) for innovative research papers that have special funding needs such as summer compensation or to acquire special data sets, meet unusual computer processing or programming needs, or to cover travel to collect primary data. Annual deadline refers to three to five page summary applications. Also offers dissertation awards (7/5).
Funding supports a wide range of projects aimed at increasing economic literacy, especially the best way to teach the subject (research, curriculum development); the impact of economic education (policy studies, measurement of economic understanding); and encouragement of youth/young adults to participate in the economic system after finishing school (research, conferences, outreach programs). New strategies for teaching economics, including on-line and web-based instruction is of interest, with a preference for national projects. Annual deadlines are 2/15 and 9/15.
This program supports a wide range of projects that aim to increase economic literacy, especially the best way to teach the subject (research, curriculum development); the impact of economic education (policy studies, measurement of economic understanding); and encouragement of youth/young adults to participate in the economic system after finishing school (research, conferences, outreach programs). Preference is given to projects that have a national scope. Proposals judged on significance, plan of operation, technical soundness and budget. Deadlines are 2/15 and 9/15 annually.
Funding supports research designed to improve understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. Supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance. Annual target dates are 1/18 and 8/18.
Funding supports international education professionals and senior university administrators in two, three-week summer seminars in either France (2/1), Germany (2/1), India (8/1), Japan (11/1) or Korea (11/1). Seminars introduce participants to the society, culture, and higher education systems of these countries through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and officials, attendance at cultural events, and briefings on education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have significant responsibility for international programs and activities. Doctoral degrees not required.
Funding supports a variety of programs that focus on one or more of the following priority areas: Education, Literacy, Domestic Violence Prevention, Health Care and Accessibility, and Internet Safety. Most grants awarded are up to $10,000. The Foundation reviews unsolicited proposals on a continuous calendar year basis from January 1 through October 14.
Awards of up to $40,000 each for research projects in philosophy as it relates to educational policy and practice are available. The agency is seeking proposals from scholars of moral and political philosophy who have consistently done excellent work on educational issues; deeper engagement with education among moral and political philosophers who may be favorably disposed to the subject but have not worked extensively on it; and assisting in the training and encouraging the work of advanced students and less experienced scholars who may be developing a specialty. Proposals accepted any time. There is no fixed deadline.
Funds centers at institutions of higher education to help improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages through teacher training, research, materials development, and dissemination projects. Competitions occur every four years. Last competition was in FY 10. There is no fixed deadline.
The sponsor provides support to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences; or Grants to groups fund collegial study.
DEADLINE NOTE Applications may be submitted at any time. Applicants are encouraged to plan ahead. Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year, on February 1; June 1 and October 15.
This program provides support to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences; or Grants to groups fund collegial study.
DEADLINE NOTE Applications may be submitted at any time. Applicants are encouraged to plan ahead. Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year,on February 1; June 1 and October 15.
Funding supports empirical research on legal education in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Projects may focus on any of a variety of topics, methodologies, and time frames. Projects may be cross-sectional or longitudinal and involve surveys, experiments, correlation studies, systematic observational studies, etc. Researchers need not be on law school faculties. Interdisciplinary research teams are encouraged. Awards are made to institutions, not to individuals and are up to $200,000. Annual deadlines are 2/1 and 9/1. Other programs are also available.
NCTE supports research activity and publication in the field of English and English education through a series of research awards, grants, and scholarships. Offers funding for PreK-16 individuals and teams for grants to support research projects related to the teaching and learning of language and literacies. There are no fixed deadlines.
The NEA Foundation awards grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning. Student Achievement Grants support initiatives that improve academic achievement. NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged. Upcoming deadlines are: 02/01/2013, 06/01/2013 and 10/15/2013.
Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. There is no fee for residency. Yaddo's nonrefundable application fee is $30, plus a media upload fee ranging from $5 to $10, depending on the discipline. Application fees must be paid by credit card. Artists are eligible to apply once each calendar year: either January 1 or August 1, but not both. Late applications will not be accepted. Yaddo is no longer accepting paper applications. Artists working in all genres should go to [www.yaddo.slideroom.com] for specific instructions on completing an application for residency.
DEADLINE NOTE: Deadlines are as follows: January 1, for residencies starting May 1 of the same year, through February of the following year; and August 1, for residencies starting late October of the same year through May of the following year.
Funding supports the study of Chinese culture and society. Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants provide up to $25,000 for institutions to host conferences and workshops on specific subjects related to Chinese studies. Publication Subsidies (up to $10,000) are for the publication of scholarly works related to the goals of the foundation. Limited submission: one application per department per competition. Upcoming deadlines are: /15/2013 and 9/15/2013.
Funding supports applications to research the use of large-scale data analysis in the humanities and its potential application to a wide range of scholarly resources. Applicants must form international partnerships with at least two of the participating countries. Each project can be awarded up to a maximum of four grants. The next deadline is mid-2013.
Funding promotes publication in the field of early American numismatics involving material dated no later than 1800. Funding is available for research, travel, publication costs, & other expenses. Applications are reviewed periodically by a committee which makes its recommendations to the Society's Council. There are no fixed deadlines.
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Program
The sponsor provides grants of up to $1,000, as available, for the purpose of developing continuing education workshops for conservation professionals and other interested individuals. Workshops may focus on specific materials, specialties or processes useful to the conservation profession at large; may adapt knowledge from allied professions that is pertinent to a general conservation audience; may advance the field of conservation; and/or may focus on skills useful to conservators as a refresher course. Upcoming deadlines are 02/15/2013 and 09/15/2013.
This program offers awards in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the U.S. Grants are also awarded to Americans engaged in similar activities in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions for specific projects of particular significance to Asian-American cultural exchange. The annual deadline is November 1.
Funding supports international education professionals and senior university administrators in two, three-week summer seminars in either France (2/1), Germany (2/1), India (8/1), Japan (11/1), Korea (11/1), or United Kingdom (2/1). Seminars introduce participants to the society, culture, and higher education systems of these countries through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and officials, attendance at cultural events, and briefings on education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have significant responsibility for international programs and activities. Doctoral degrees not required.
Funding supports archival and editing projects, educational programs, fellowships, publication grants; and projects dealing with electronic records including digitization. All projects must help to identify, preserve, publish, and increase public access to non-federal sources that document the history of the United States. Deadlines are usually in June, September and October annually with optional drafts for some programs due two months in advance.
Awards of $10,000 provide support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations whose access is limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Fast-Track grants are available only for: engagement; promotion of community-wide arts activities and resources; and development of professionally directed public art projects. One-to-one match required. Limited submission: one application per institution.
Organizations may apply for grant support from $1,000 to $10,000 for up to three years for projects in the following areas: individual poets (selected by the Poet Laureate); developing the poetry audience; translation of poetry from languages not currently available to English readers; and the uses of poetry (dramatic, ed, therapeutic, etc.). Preference goes to applications for seed money. LOIs are required and are due 12/31 each year. Invited full proposals are due 2/15.
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address important issues within its major areas of interests: education, health, culture, and social service, and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. In each area of funding, the Foundations look to identify those organizations achieving truly differentiated results relative to other organizations making similar efforts for similar populations. The Foundations also look for evidence of sustainability beyond their support.
DEADLINE NOTE There are no deadlines. Proposals are accepted year round through the Hearst Foundations Online Application
The sponsor makes grants to nonprofit organizations within four program areas: arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare. No grants are made to individuals or to for-profit organizations. Applications for a grant should be addressed to the Programs Department and a brief letter of inquiry describing the organization and the project should be submitted by mail or e-mail to the appropriate Foundation office, based on an applicants location and/or operation. The Foundation considers grant proposals throughout the year.
DEADLINE NOTE Applications for a grant should be addressed to the Programs Department and a brief letter of inquiry describing the organization and the project should be submitted by mail or e-mail to the appropriate Foundation office, based on an applicants location and/or operation. The Foundation considers grant proposals throughout the year.
This program promotes public understanding and appreciation of musical works by Kurt Weill. Funding will be provided for research and travel, Kurt Weill Dissertation Fellowship, publication assistance, educational outreach, college/university performance, professional performance, and broadcasts. Deadlines are 6/1 (for certain college/university performance grants) and 11/1 each year. Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc., will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, without application or performance deadlines.
Foundation grants are made to a wide range of nonprofit organizations in education, health and medicine, the arts and humanities, civic and public affairs, as well as to religious, welfare, and youth organizations.
DEADLINE NOTE Solicitations will be accepted throughout the year. Solicitations received after October 31 will be held for consideration the following year.
The sponsor provides support in two major, unrelated areas: medical research to advance the cure and treatment of AIDS and HIV infection; and the advancement of photography at the institutional level.
PHOTOGRAPHY--supports museums, universities, and other public institutions by assisting in the creation or expansion of photography departments. The sponsor's emphasis is on permanence, which is to say, the acquisition of photographs or the support for study and exhibition facilities. Support is also available for important exhibitions which ideally will be accompanied by quality catalogues, books, or other documents to insure their place as reference resources for the future documentation of photography as a fine art. AIDS RESEARCH--supports projects for scientific research for studies being conducted for the treatment or cure of AIDS and HIV-related infections. There are no formal applications or deadlines. Please see the links below for submittal guidelines.
This Awards support programs addressing public policy questions concerned with national and international issues.
DEADLINE NOTE The Foundation meets in February, May, September, and November to consider grants. However, requests may be submitted at any time and will be acted upon as expeditiously as possible. Initial inquiries to the Foundation should be in letter form signed by the organization's President, or authorized representative, and have the approval of the organization's Board of Directors.
The sponsor will provide support for selected artists to work together with non-artists to connect through the process of creating art; as well as provide the opportunity for artists to develop ideas that challenge assumptions about art by emphasizing creativity in daily life. The annual deadline is February 1st.
State humanities councils are nonprofit organizations that operate in all fifty states. They support regional humanities projects aimed at increasing critical thinking, encouraging community involvement, and building connections between diverse community groups. Often award provides for public program development, curriculum development, planning, conferences, technical assistance, individual research support, and special projects, as well as seed grants. Do not normally fund equipment purchase or operating budgets. There is no fixed deadline.
This program intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical "studia humanitatis," a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized.
DEADLINE NOTE There are no application deadlines for this program; inquiries are reviewed on an ongoing basis. After reviewing the Letter of Inquiry, the sponsor may request further information or a full proposal from the applicant.
Funding supports reciprocal research programs between the US and Japan in support of the continuation of close friendship and cooperation. Awards will be made on the basis of academic or professional excellence evaluated in relation to national and cultural needs for certain professional fields; existing gaps in understanding; and availability or lack of other sources of support. The annual deadline is July 1. Other programs are also available.
The Switzer Leadership Grant Program will advance the professional careers of Switzer Fellows and give non-profit organizations, educational institutions and government agencies access to individuals with superior technical, scientific or policy expertise, while working in partnership to build the Fellows leadership skills by providing salary and project expenses for Fellows of up to $40,000 for one year.
DEADLINE NOTE: Upcoming deadlines are 02/01/2013 and 09/01/2013. Leadership grant proposals are to be written collaboratively between the Switzer Fellow and the applicant organization. No proposals will be considered from an organization that has not made direct contact, and developed the specifics of the proposal, with a Switzer Fellow. Once an organization and a Fellow have made contact and agree to pursue a Leadership Grant project, the organization must contact the Switzer Foundation by phone or e-mail to discuss the anticipated project before proceeding with the proposal process. Concept letters are accepted in the Spring by February 1st, and in the Fall by September 1st. Proposal materials should be submitted electronically to: Erin Lloyd, Program Officer [email@example.com].
Funding supports research, doctoral dissertation improvement, workshops, conferences, and training programs focused on human language as an object of investigation. Topics of interest include syntactic, semantic, morphological, phonetic, and phonological properties of individual languages and of language in general, and investigation of linguistic questions that are interdisciplinary in nature. Annual target dates are 1/15 and 7/15.
Funding supports media that aims to convey some of the challenges and rewards of the scientific and technological enterprise and of the lives of the men and women who undertake it. Areas of include books, film, radio, TV, theater, and other efforts. Projects should target a wide, lay audience, and interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged. LOIs for books, radio, TV, and other efforts may be submitted anytime. Applicants interested in funding film and theater projects must work directly with Sloan's pre-selected partners. There is no fixed deadline.
Funding supports scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression and dominance. Research grants provide grants of $15,000 to $40,000 up to two years for individuals in any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Highest priority is given to increasing the understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. The program is highly competitive.
Funding supports research on Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences. Researchers focusing on the social, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwan over the past few decades are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan. Research grants are usually given for no more than two years. The deadline is October 15 annually.
Special Projects Grants support work that advances the public understanding of the federal legislature through research and teaching. Projects must have as their central focus the U.S. Congress. Innovative endeavors with the potential to reach a broad audience are of particular interest. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Individual awards generally fall between $2,500 to $5,000 and total $35,000 per year. A committee meets monthly to review proposals and make awards. There are no set deadlines.
NEA supports state arts agencies throughout the U.S. to plan, evaluate, make decisions, & act as leaders in support of the arts. Forty percent of NEA's appropriation goes to these agencies. They also support regional partnerships for planning, evaluation, access, & arts touring series. Limited funding is available for national services provided by membership organizations of state arts agencies & regional arts organizations. There are no fixed deadlines.
Funding supports academic and public policy research directed at solving significant social problems through voluntary action and free enterprise. Priority is for projects that find market-based solutions to problematic social issues. For research, the foundation primarily funds areas of economics, history, philosophy, political science, and organizational behavior. Required letter of intent accepted at any time, full proposals will be requested. Allow three months for response. There is no fixed deadline.
Funding supports social science research tied directly to ongoing advocacy projects (i.e., litigation, community organizing, public education, legislation, etc.). Awards are up to $10,000 (average grant is $7,500) for projects that support, encourage, and disseminate action-oriented research; make connections among those who engage in action, advocacy, organizing, and research; and build public awareness about the various dimensions of and challenges faced by those at the intersections of race and poverty. The program is being re-evaluated; more information will be available soon. There are no fixed deadlines.
Funding supports research on human social organization and processes of change: theoretical, empirical investigations to improve explanation of fundamental social processes and research on organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, and gender roles. Target dates for regular research are 1/15 and 8/15.
ETS offers several programs for scholars in educational research and related fields. Areas of emphasis include measurement theory; natural language processing and computational linguistics; cognitive psychology; teaching and classroom research. Funding supports Summer Program in Research for Graduate Students (2/1); Sylvia Taylor Johnson Minority Fellowship in Educational Measurement (not offered in 2013); and Gulliksen Fellowships in Psychometric Research (12/1).
Graduate, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships support research at the Smithsonian in these areas: anthropology, archaeology, astrophysics and astronomy, earth sciences, ecology, behavioral and environmental sciences, evolutionary and systematic biology, history of science and technology, art history, and social and cultural history of the U.S. The stipend amount and length of fellowships vary. Graduate and undergraduate internships are also available. Deadlines vary by opportunity, generally 1/15, 2/1, or 10/31 annually.
This program awards facilities capital as a challenge grant to help colleges & universities build their base of private financial support as they conduct capital campaigns to build or renovate their facilities. Can include construction/renovation of buildings but also purchase of major equip. & real estate. Starting June 2010 buildings must meet Silver or higher certification from LEED or an equivalent rating agency. Grants are awarded to organizations that cater specifically to the needs of poor, disadvantaged and disenfranchised in six program areas: Health, the Environment, Arts and Culture, Education, and Human Services. Foundation accepts proposals year-round with funding decisions made within 4-5 months of request submission.
This program provides funding to schools of business for curriculum development, research, and training on issues of importance to U.S. trade and competitiveness. In FY 10, approximately $11 million was available for 31 awards. Competitions are held every four years. There are no fixed deadlines.
Funding supports projects in the broad areas of arts and culture, the environment, health, Jewish life, and social and economic justice. Priorities include programs that show concern for the disadvantaged, respect for diversity, understanding across cultures, and empowerment of communities in need. LOIs may be submitted at any time. There is no fixed deadline.
The sponsor awards the majority of its grants to organizations that promote education and the advancement of knowledge. Because learning occurs in many different contexts, recipients can range from organizations implementing technology in education to academic programs dedicated to scientific and medical research. The sponsor awards the majority of its grants to organizations that promote education and the advancement of knowledge. Because learning occurs in many different contexts, recipients can range from organizations implementing technology in education to academic programs dedicated to scientific and medical research.
DEADLINE NOTE Applications are considered throughout the year. Before sending a full proposal, please first submit a letter of inquiry.
The program's goal is to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities. Grants usually fall within the following broad areas of concern: health, civic affairs, culture/public broadcasting, and education (multicultural programs & diversity). Each request is reviewed to determine its general eligibility and conformity to the guidelines for the appropriate category, the year's contributions, program priorities and geographical considerations. Requests are accepted and reviewed throughout the year. There is no fixed deadline.