This week’s funding opportunity notices

  •  Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.

    tags: grant special-ed

  • The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin no later than September 15, 2014. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve review and revision of the current Inmate Behavior Management (IBM) curriculum based on the Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) model, including relevant language and concepts from NIC’s Direct Supervision training curriculum, incorporation of two established NIC e-courses (“Objective Jail Classification: Assessing Inmate Risk and Needs” and “Assigning Inmates to Housing”)as part of the pre-work for participants, identification of benchmarks for implementation of IBM in local jurisdictions, and development of a 4- to 5-day pilot training based on the revised curriculum. The awardee will develop an updated program description, detailed narrative lesson plans, a participant manual that follows the lesson plans, and presentation slides for each lesson plan. A qualified awardee will demonstrate expertise and experience in the six elements of IBM developing curricula based on adult learning principles, specifically ITIP, the principles of Direct Supervision, and the purpose, functions, and operations of local jails. The awardee will work closely with NIC staff on all aspects of the project and collaborate with NIC-approved subject matter experts and a curriculum specialist as part of the curriculum revision/development team. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Jails Division.

    tags: grant criminal behavior

  • The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Iowa is requesting proposals to provide implementation of restoration activities on eligible Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetlands Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE). With the signing of the 2014 Farm Bill, the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) was de-authorized and program purposes were assimilated into ACEP-WRE. While both WRP and ACEP-WRE easements will undergo wetland restoration activities under this agreement, for consistency with current program offerings all references from this point forward will be made to ACEP-WRE. The objective of ACEP-WRE is to provide technical and financial assistance to landowners in planning, designing and implementing wetland and associated upland restoration plans that maximize wildlife habitat in wetland systems, as well as provide water quality improvements, reduced soil erosion, reduced impacts of flooding and provide wildlife habitat opportunities for threatened and endangered species. Applicants will be responsible for assisting NRCS and landowners by providing technical assistance necessary to implement ACEP-WRE restoration plans, while at the same time improving and protecting wetland habitat for environmental benefits. Performance may include any part or all operations necessary to implement, provide inspection, and management activities for various wetland restoration and enhancement practices and other related conservation practices that meet NRCS standards and specifications.

    tags: grant agriculture

  • Manuscripts must be by and about women of color; we consider jointly authored manuscripts if the first author is a woman of color.  Papers and book chapters should be approximately journal length, written in APA manuscript style, and publication-ready (i.e., no working drafts).  We welcome papers and book chapters that are unpublished, previously published, presented at professional conferences, or manuscripts submitted for publication.

    tags: award mental race gender

  • Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve ¿ research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities; ¿ planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries¿ and museums¿ digital assets; ¿ scholarship that focuses on the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society; ¿ scholarship or studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines; ¿ innovative uses of technology for public programming and education incorporating both traditional and new media; and ¿ new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels. Innovation is a hallmark of this grant category, which incorporates the ¿high risk/high reward¿ paradigm often used by funding agencies in the sciences. NEH is requesting proposals for projects that take some risks in the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation.

    tags: grant humanities

  • The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin no later than September 15, 2014. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve the production of a 45-60 minute high-end, broadcast quality DVD to provide information specific to the implementation on NIC’s Transition From Jails To Community (TJC) Initiative. Developed for correction staff and stakeholders, this DVD will illustrate the nine modules of the on-line TJC Toolkit based on the key components of the Model, and incorporate narration, interviews, graphics, and footage from TJC learning sites. The major deliverables associated with this project include, but are not limited to an edited 45-60 minute segmented broadcast-ready DVD, pre-recorded video clips to enhance the instructional value of the DVD (to include footage/testimonies from at least two TJC learning sites, production storyboard and/or scripts, notes from all production planning sessions with NIC staff and subject matter experts(to include a 2 and one-half day production planning session and phone/web-based conferences leading up to the production). This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Community Service Division.

    tags: grant criminal

  • The goal is to stimulate innovative and potentially paradigm-shifting research on Progressive MS, which may otherwise go unfunded in times of fiscal restraint. Per our funding guidelines, the foundation is particularly interested in supporting projects that address the development of biomarkers for Progressive MS; other areas that could impact the field, such as new animal models, health monitoring systems or investment into possible new therapeutics for Progressive MS; and the encouragement of young researchers into the field. At this time, the Foundation is particularly interested in the discovery of biomarkers for Progressive MS.

    tags: grant biomed

  • The Assembly of Scientist/Practitioner Psychologists (ASPP), a caucus of the Council of Representatives (COR) of APA, is providing an expense paid trip to the February 2015 Council meeting in Washington, D.C., for a doctoral student in psychology to become familiar with the governance structure of the APA Council and the caucuses and how they work. At the COR meeting the student who receives the award will be mentored by the Chair of the ASPP.

    tags: students mental

  • This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants as well as fellowships for up to twelve months and doctoral dissertation research improvement grants for up to 24 months.

    tags: grant language humanities

  • Thanks to Genentech’s support, the ARVO Foundation will offer one grant to a researcher working in basic research in the understanding of AMD and another grant to a researcher working in translational AMD research focusing on therapeutics.

    tags: fellowship aging biomed

  • SSHM invites submissions to its 2014 SSHM Undergraduate Prize Competition. Up to 6 prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished original research essays in the social history of medicine. We will consider two groups of undergraduate students: humanities and social science students, and medical, healthcare and allied science students.

    tags: prize student sociology history

  • Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. 

    tags: grant biomed

  • DRL seeks proposals that will address the following areas: -Promoting the Protection of Minority Ethnic and Religious Communities in Iraq -Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation -Human Rights Protection, Promotion, and Justice -Supporting Youth Activism in Peacebuilding in Iraq -Women, Peace, and Security -Mitigating Conflict in Iraqi Host Communities due to the Influx of Iraqi Returnees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and Syrian Refugees

    tags: grant international polisci gender race

  • Show off your creativity and talent by entering into the ASCB Science Comic Strip Contest. Sketch, draw, design a funny moment, an interesting perspective, or any creative idea that pertains to science in comic strip format.

    tags: prize biomed

  • Online submission of applications for Visiting Scientist scholarships from the Danish Diabetes Academy is now open with registration deadline September 9, 2014. Researchers at Post Doc level, Assistant Professors or Professors can apply for a scholarship covering expenses related to international scientists visiting a Danish research group for 1-6 months.

    tags: fellowship biomed

  • Studies funded by our Basic Research RFP will fall into one the following key areas, which are listed in random order:1. Studies focused on the molecular and biochemical mechanisms regulating SMN expression or mediating SMN function. Results should lead to a better understanding of the requirements for SMN protein biologically, informing therapy development. Such studies may also identify genetic modifiers, upstream regulators of SMN expression / splicing / function, and downstream effectors of SMN functional activity, resulting in novel drug targets.    2.  Studies resulting in greater understanding of the pathophysiology of SMA, using well-validated animal or cellular models of the SMA. This includes focus on the tissue requirements for SMN protein, clarifying the cellular autonomy of the disease in motor neurons and other cells, peripheral versus central manifestations of the disease, and other areas. 3. Early proof-of concept assessment of novel therapeutic approaches for SMA in well-validated animal or cellular models of the disease. 4. Work focused on generating research and clinical trial tools, such as new animal models for SMA, phenotypic cellular assays for SMA, biomarkers or outcome measures for SMA clinical trials, newborn screening protocols, and others.

    tags: grant biomed neuroscience

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