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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
The program funds research and educational projects supporting FINRA's mission of providing low income individuals and families with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success. Potential applicants submit a project concept form, which is available at: http://www.finrafoundation.org/grants/general/application/.
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.
Lumina's overarching goal is to increase the higher education attainment rate to 60% by 2025. While the mission focuses on both student access and success in higher education, the emphasis is on attainment, defined as completing associate and baccalaureate degrees and credentials. Letters are accepted year round