This week’s funding opportunity notices

  • This RFA announces the availability of funds for one new cooperative agreement for FY 2015-2019 with a public or private Academic or Research Institution. In this funding cycle, the USDA anticipates awarding up to $2,500,000 in grant funding to support singular or modular (collaboration among multiple entities) efforts to improve nutrition program coordination in States with the highest number of persistently poor rural counties.

    tags: health

  • The DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices: the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (hereafter collectively referred to as “DoD agencies”).The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as “universities”) that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. As defined by the DoD, “basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. It is farsighted high payoff research that provides the basis for technological progress.” (DoD 7000.14.R, vol. 2B, chap.5). DoD’s basic research program invests broadly in many specific fields to ensure that it has early cognizance of new scientific knowledge.

    tags: engineering computer systems materials-sci

  • The TABB FOA seeks alternative pathways to overcome two of the key barriers to commercializing algal biofuels: the high cost of producing algal biomass and the low yield of target biofuel and bioproduct feedstocks produced from algae.  Specifically, the TABB FOA will support: 1) the development of algae cultures that produce valuable bioproducts alongside fuels to increase the overall value of the biomass; and 2) the development of crop protection and CO2 utilization technologies to boost culture productivity and yield to reduce the cost of the biomass.  The goal is to enable a modeled minimum fuel selling price, assuming mature technologies, of less than $5 gasoline gallon equivalent for algal biofuels through creation of valuable products alongside fuels and achieving increased biomass productivity that leads to higher feedstock yields. 

    tags: environment agriculture

  • The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) are pleased to announce an NSF/GEO-NERC lead agency opportunity. The goal of this opportunity is to reduce some of the current barriers to working internationally. Through a lead agency model, GEO and NERC will address these issues by allowing US and UK researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process

    tags: international geology

  • The law firm of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene dedicates a large part of our practice to helping families who have faced child abuse in any form. We know that many future lawyers also hope to champion this cause, and we are pleased to offer a semi-annual $1,000 scholarship for a child advocate or abuse survivor seeking a law degree.

    tags: student child criminal

  • The Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) of the Society of Toxicology is pleased to announce the Best Postdoctoral Publication Awards (BPPA). These awards were created to recognize talented postdoctoral researchers who have recently published exceptional papers in the field of toxicology. Applications are reviewed by the PDA Executive Board and a committee containing appropriate scientific expertise. The review process follows National Institutes of Health (NIH) conflict of interest policy, confidentiality, and nondisclosure policies. Three awards, each consisting of a plaque and $250, are presented at the PDA Luncheon during the SOT Annual Meeting.

    tags: biomed student

  • The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) of the National Science
    Foundation (NSF) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) of
    the Research Councils UK (RCUK) are pleased to announce an NSF/GEO-NERC
    lead agency opportunity. The goal of this opportunity is to reduce some
    of the current barriers to working internationally. Through a lead
    agency model, GEO and NERC will address these issues by allowing US and
    UK researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will
    undergo a single review process.

    tags: geology international

  • Art works to support creative, economically-competitive, healthy, resilient, and opportunity-rich communities. Excellent art is an essential part of building a strong community, as important as land-use, transportation, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety.  Artists and community development practitioners across our nation –sometimes one and the same, sometimes working together — are striving to make places more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place, and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets. The NEA defines these efforts as Creative Placemaking.

    tags: art

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for P50 Research Center Grants for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs). The program will fund P50 SPORE grants to support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). For the purpose of this funding announcement, cancers derived from the same organ system (i.e., group of organs that perform common function) are considered related. Examples of such organ systems include gastro-intestinal, endocrine, circulatory, and other biological systems.

    tags: cancer

  • The Digital Media and Learning Competition aims to find and inspire the most novel uses of new media in support of connected learning. The competition is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation through a grant to the University of California, Irvine and is administered by HASTAC.

    tags: media

  • The biennial prize provides a $100,000 honorarium, national and international recognition, and support to an international leader in the clinical sciences of cardiovascular medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, or the basic sciences of molecular or cellular cardiology.

    tags: biomed

  • Awarded through the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry, the annual award recognizes individuals who have had a leading role in the discovery of novel therapeutic agents or who have otherwise made significant scientific discoveries that enhance the field of medicinal chemistry. The awardee will be given the opportunity to address the fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society as a part of Division of Medicinal Chemistry programming and receive a commemorative plaque and honorarium.

    tags: biomed chemistry

  • Through its Mentoring Active Learning and Teaching initiative, ASCB will award grants of up to $2,000 for individual undergraduate biology educators to visit, observe, and work with mentors skilled in active-learning strategies and evidence-based teaching that align with the society’s principles of vision and change. This immersion/mentoring experience is intended to provide clarity and practical interactive opportunities for MALT Fellows so they can analyze particular elements of teaching protocols; ask timely, pointed questions about how to activate them in their own classrooms and disciplines; and immediately put their new skills into practice. The program also provides a $500 stipend for the mentor.

    tags: biomed stem-ed

  • One grant in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded in support of the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially among struggling readers.

    tags: literacy child

  • CurePSP, a nonprofit research and grantmaking organization, works to increase awareness of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders; fund research toward the treatment, cure and prevention of such disorders; educate healthcare professionals; and provide support, information, and hope for affected persons and their families. To that end, the organization is accepting applications for student fellowships for research on progressive supranuclear palsy.

    tags: biomed

  • Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded to projects that involve arts organizations, artists, and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to have a transformative impact on their community.

    tags: art theater

  • Through its Epidemiology Grants program, the foundation awards two-year grants of up to $200,000 to support investigators pursuing epidemiological research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer. The program is designed to support hypothesis-driven research that focuses on the epidemiology, early detection, and prevention of childhood cancer or comparative effectiveness and outcomes research related to detection, prevention, and treatment.

    tags: cancer grants

  • The objective of this program is to conduct research and advance the current state-of-the-art in photonic materials technologies, interactions, and applications using unique and innovative solutions for improved hardened materials and increased survivability of sensors, structures, systems, and aircrew members. Separate Task Orders will contain specific requirements relative to a particular program’s technical objectives. Some of the key technical areas of interest include Optical Materials and Processing, Hardening Materials and Processing, Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensor Protection, Warfighter Protection, Structural Protection, Optical Technology, Computational and Theoretical Studies on Functional Materials, Proactive Threat Defeat, and High Energy Laser Source Materials.
    The following initial Task Orders are anticipated:

    tags: materials systems engineering

  • The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open!  NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014.  Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree.  The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds. 

    tags: fellowship chemistry biomed physics engineering conservation environment neuroscience nanoscience geology

  • These scholarships are available to AANP members currently enrolled in an accredited graduate school in pursuit of an advanced degree or certification AND scheduled to complete an eligible NP program in spring 2015. Applicants must be licensed as a registered nurse. Students may receive up to $2,500 in scholarships. Only completed applications will be accepted and reviewed.

    tags: nursing student

  • The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The EJSG Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. The long-term goals of the EJSG Program are to help build the capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future. The fiscal year 2015 program will consider proposals supporting community-based preparedness and resilience efforts (community climate resiliency). The goal is to recognize the critical role of localized efforts in helping communities shape climate change strategies to avoid, lessen, or delay the risks and impacts associated with climate change. An overarching goal of including this emphasis is to help bolster the efforts of underrepresented communities to address climate change vulnerabilities and develop solutions.

    tags: environment health conservation

  • The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may start on October 1, 2015, or any time thereafter, and extend for up to two years.OUR TOWN: Grant Program DescriptionArt works to support creative, economically-competitive, healthy, resilient, and opportunity-rich communities. Excellent art is an essential part of building a strong community, as important as land-use, transportation, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety. Artists and community development practitioners across our nation –sometimes one and the same, sometimes working together — are striving to make places more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place, and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets. The NEA defines these efforts as Creative Placemaking.Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking projects that contribute towards the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Our Town prioritizes partnerships between arts organizations and government, private, and nonprofit organizations to achieve livability goals for communities.Our Town offers support for projects in two areas:• Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects that represent the distinct character and quality of their communities• Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking

    tags: art humanities

  • The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), a part of the University Research Initiative (URI). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment.

    tags: engineering physics chemistry systems materials

  • The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to identify and support a Four-Dimensional Nucleome (4DN) Network Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC). The overarching mission of 4DN-DCIC will be to collect, store, curate, and display all data, metadata, and analysis tools generated by the 4DN Network. The DCIC will also assist in the development and dissemination of metadata and standards to be adopted by the community at large, approaches for integrative analysis of a wide-range of data types, and visualization and analysis tools to facilitate access and understanding of complex datasets to non-expert users.

    tags: nanoscience

  • The purpose of this FOA is to identify and support an Organizational Hub (OH) that will provide the administrative infrastructure for the 4D Nucleome Network, a collaborative research network being launched by the NIH Common Fund to support innovative research and tool development for further understanding the nuclear organization of mammalian genomes in space and time.

    tags: nanoscience

  • The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)is to encourage research into dental, oral, and craniofacial diseases and disorders for which there is evidence for genetic heritability but for which we do not have a strong understanding of the genetics/genomics of the disease or disorder. Applicable areas of investigation include identification of promising areas of the genome, and characterization and elucidation of the function(s) of genetic variants that affect disease risk in humans. The ultimate goal of these studies will be to drive development of effective diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive approaches.

    tags: biomed nanoscience

  • With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime FY 2015. The Fellowship program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of criminal justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States.

    tags: fellowship student criminal

  • The American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc (AAHN) initiated a grant program in 2008. The H 15 Grant, for faculty members and independent researchers; and the H 31 Pre-doctoral Grant, designed to encourage and support graduate training and historical research at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. The deadline for all Grants is April 1. Only AAHN members are eligible to apply for these grants.

    tags: nursing history

  • The Uniform Advantage-GNSA Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing and are members of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy. The purpose of this scholarship is to support graduate nursing education and continue to positively impact the future of healthcare

    tags: nursing student

  • Hurst Review Services, the fastest growing NCLEX Review Company in the country, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing are pleased to announce a new partnership awarding scholarships to students pursuing professional nursing degrees.

    The new scholarship program is available to prelicensure students enrolled at member AACN schools.

    tags: nursing

  • The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is pleased to announce the Robin J. Trupp Scholarship. Robin’s passion for heart failure nursing is well-known within the global heart failure community. This annual scholarship is in recognition of her ongoing dedication to optimal patient care and the mission/vision of AAHFN.

    tags: nursing

  • The ABNN Certification Grant is awarded to AANN members to provide financial assistance who have not yet obtained the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) or Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) credential.  The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

    tags: nursing

  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Foundation Scholarship Program

    tags: nursing

  • The American College Health Foundation, through the Murray DeArmond Student Activity Fund, will offer funding to partially offset hotel and travel expenses for one or more students to attend the 2015 ACHA Annual Meeting. Award decisions will be made by the ACHF Board of Directors in conjunction with the ACHA Student/Consumers Section.

    tags: health student international

  • With growing national concerns regarding the prevalence and complexity of mental and behavioral health issues among college students and the negative impact these disorders have on the health and safety of higher education communities, student retention, student learning / academic progress, and the human potential of students award sponsor, FirstRisk Advisors, through the American College Health Foundation is offering one annual $3,500 award.

    tags: health psych

  • The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums program is a special funding opportunity within the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums program. These small grants encourage museums to prototype and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Project results – be they success, failure, or a combination thereof – should offer valuable information to the museum field and the potential for improvement in the ways museums serve their communities.

    tags: museums

  • The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to establish a Model Organisms Screening Center for evaluating the pathogenicity and function of approximately 200 gene variants per year identified through the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN). Responsive applications will propose to establish a screening platform involving at a minimum Drosophila and zebrafish models; the screening pipeline may include additional small animal models or cell-based assays, as appropriate, to analyze the function of UDN gene variants in the context of the respective UDN patient’s disease phenotype. This initiative is funded through the NIH Common Fund which supports cross-cutting programs that are expected to have exceptionally high impact.

    tags: nanoscience

  • The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to identify and support a Four-Dimensional Nucleome (4DN) Network Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC). The overarching mission of 4DN-DCIC will be to collect, store, curate, and display all data, metadata, and analysis tools generated by the 4DN Network. The DCIC will also assist in the development and dissemination of metadata and standards to be adopted by the community at large, approaches for integrative analysis of a wide-range of data types, and visualization and analysis tools to facilitate access and understanding of complex datasets to non-expert users.

    tags: nanoscience

  • The purpose of this FOA is to identify and support an Organizational Hub (OH) that will provide the administrative infrastructure for the 4D Nucleome Network, a collaborative research network being launched by the NIH Common Fund to support innovative research and tool development for further understanding the nuclear organization of mammalian genomes in space and time.

    tags: nanoscience

  • The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications that will accelerate the development and validation of imaging technologies for visualizing the structural and functional organization of the mammalian genome and its spatiotemporal dynamics. Projects must propose innovative, high resolution, high throughput, quantitative technologies that can be used to study a statistically significant number of single cells to address critical unmet needs in our understanding of nuclear organization.

    tags: nanoscience

  • The purpose of this FOA is to support projects to develop tools and strategies for studying: 1. the three dimensional architecture of the nucleus in relationship to the topography of nuclear bodies and transcriptional machineries, 2. the structure and function of poorly characterized nuclear structures, or 3. the role of specialized proteins and RNAs in the assembly, organization, and function of nuclear bodies, nuclear structures, and specialized subnuclear domains. – See more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-14-008.html#sthash.HQemmZlU.dpuf

    tags: biomed nanoscience

  • The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications that propose to develop and validate physical, chemical and biochemical approaches for measuring properties and dynamics of the three-dimensional organization of the genome that cannot be measured adequately using existing methodologies.

    tags: biomed chemistry nanoscience

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research to measure psychosocial and behavioral variables in individuals undergoing bariatric surgery to understand how they predict success and risk and examine mechanisms of behavior change. The goals of this funding opportunity announcement are to: 1) improve the ability to identify who is at risk for sub-optimal weight loss, weight regain, and short- or long-term adverse metabolic/physiologic or behavioral outcomes based on pre-and/or post-operative behavioral characteristics and 2) inform the development of new treatment approaches to be used pre and/or post surgery to minimize risks and improve outcomes or allow for more tailored patient and procedure selection.

    tags: psych

  • The purpose of this FOA is to identify and support an Organizational Hub (OH) that will provide the administrative infrastructure for the 4D Nucleome Network, a collaborative research network being launched by the NIH Common Fund to support innovative research and tool development for further understanding the nuclear organization of mammalian genomes in space and time.

    tags: nanoscience

  • The purpose of this FOA is to support projects to develop tools and strategies for studying: 1. the three dimensional architecture of the nucleus in relationship to the topography of nuclear bodies and transcriptional machineries, 2. the structure and function of poorly characterized nuclear structures, or 3. the role of specialized proteins and RNAs in the assembly, organization, and function of nuclear bodies, nuclear structures, and specialized subnuclear domains.

    tags: nanoscience

  • The Intense and Compact Neutron Sources (ICONS) Program in DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is seeking innovative ideas and novel approaches to achieve revolutionary increases in neutron source intensity and reductions in device size, weight, and power (SWaP) for in-the-field neutron radiography and analytical techniques. Although current neutron source intensities are adequate for rapid, high resolution imaging, the large infrastructure required to achieve these intensities limits their applications. Achieving these neutron intensities in an expeditionary package will enable concepts-of-operations (CONOPS) that are currently infeasible due to SWaP constraints. While source intensity is only one aspect of the performance of a complete neutron analytical capability, achieving orders-of-magnitude improvements in portable neutron source intensities remains critical for widespread neutron imaging and analysis. It is envisioned that these significant advances in neutron output versus system SWaP will be transformative for specialized portable neutron sensing CONOPS in addition to portable neutron radiography.

    tags: nanoscience

  • The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications that propose to develop and validate physical, chemical and biochemical approaches for measuring properties and dynamics of the three-dimensional organization of the genome that cannot be measured adequately using existing methodologies.

    tags: biomed chemistry nanoscience

  • This FOA seeks to establish technology-development and data-production centers whose mission will be to develop, benchmark, standardize, and validate the next generation of high-throughput technologies that can produce three dimensional physical and functional maps of mammalian genomes, develop predictive models of mammalian genome structure-function relationships, and test the relevance of new nuclear organizational principles within the context of specific biological paradigms and systems.

    tags: biomed nanoscience

  • The DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices: the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (hereafter collectively referred to as “DoD agencies”).The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as “universities”) that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. As defined by the DoD, “basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. It is farsighted high payoff research that provides the basis for technological progress.” (DoD 7000.14.R, vol. 2B, chap.5). DoD’s basic research program invests broadly in many specific fields to ensure that it has early cognizance of new scientific knowledge

    tags: engineering material systems

  • The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to establish a Model Organisms Screening Center for evaluating the pathogenicity and function of approximately 200 gene variants per year identified through the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN). Responsive applications will propose to establish a screening platform involving at a minimum Drosophila and zebrafish models; the screening pipeline may include additional small animal models or cell-based assays, as appropriate, to analyze the function of UDN gene variants in the context of the respective UDN patient’s disease phenotype. This initiative is funded through the NIH Common Fund which supports cross-cutting programs that are expected to have exceptionally high impact.

    tags: biomed nanoscience

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research to measure psychosocial and behavioral variables in individuals undergoing bariatric surgery to understand how they predict success and risk and examine mechanisms of behavior change. The goals of this funding opportunity announcement are to: 1) improve the ability to identify who is at risk for sub-optimal weight loss, weight regain, and short- or long-term adverse metabolic/physiologic or behavioral outcomes based on pre-and/or post-operative behavioral characteristics and 2) inform the development of new treatment approaches to be used pre and/or post surgery to minimize risks and improve outcomes or allow for more tailored patient and procedure selection.

    tags: psych health

  • This solicitation describes the first phase of a new NSF program to support transformative and integrative research that will accelerate understanding of neural and cognitive systems. NSF seeks exceptional proposals that are bold, potentially risky, and transcend the perspectives and approaches typical of disciplinary research programs. This multi-directorate program is one element of NSF’s broader aim to foster innovation in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience, a multi-year effort that includes NSF’s participation in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative (http://www.nsf.gov/brain/). For FY 2015, this competition is organized around two research themes: Neuroengineering and Brain-Inspired Concepts and Designs and Individuality and Variation. Within each theme, general advances in theory and methods, technological innovations, educational approaches, enabling research infrastructure, and workforce development are all of significant interest.

    tags: neuroscience biomed engineering stem-ed pedagogy psych

  • The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that competing applications will be accepted for grants to administer projects for the national Assets for Independence (AFI) demonstration of Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). The projects will provide IDAs and related services to low-income individuals. A primary feature of each AFI project is that participants save earned income in an IDA to purchase a home, capitalize or expand a business, or fund postsecondary education or training. As a condition of their federal AFI grant, grantees must provide non-federal funds to support their AFI project in an amount at least equal to the Federal AFI grant amount. The 10/27/2014 application due date for FY 2015 funding will be the last application due date for this FOA. After the 10/27/2014 due date, this FOA will be cancelled. Please check the HHS Forecast website for more information on when the new AFI FOA will be estimated to be published in FY 2015: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast/.

    tags: family child

  • The purpose of the AED Student Research Grant Program is to support innovative and cutting-edge research conducted by student members of the AED. In 2015, the AED will award up to two grants of $1,000 each to support any aspect of a student research project, including (but not limited to) participant payments, support staff salaries, and costs related to study assessments and/or database management. However, funds may not be used for travel or salary/stipend support for the awardee.

    tags: psych health student

  • The Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-U.S. scholar in the field of historical American art. Manuscripts should advance the understanding of American art, demonstrating new findings and original perspectives. The prize winner will be given the opportunity to work toward publication in American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s scholarly journal. He or she will also receive a $1,000 cash award and a travel stipend of up to $3,000 to give a presentation in Washington, D.C., and meet with museum staff and fellows. This annual prize is supported by funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

    tags: art international

  • The Crader Family Book Prize recognizes a first book, which best exemplifies the values of the Crader Family Endowment for American Values: individual liberty, constitutional principles and civic virtue. The field and subject matter are open to any area of US, European or Latin American history, but must examine the historical development of the political, religious and economic heritage of Western Civilization, or events directly related to them. The prize includes an honorarium of $1,000.

    tags: history polisci language

  • The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

    tags: language student

  • The Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History announces a new fellowship, the Frederic Fox Memorial Summer Fellowship, to support pre- and post-doctoral researchers’ use of the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collections in the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. While the grant is for research that primarily uses the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collections, applicants are encouraged to explore other Temple University resources in the Special Collections Research Center as well. Grantees are required to spend a minimum of one month at the SCRC facility over the course of the year.  Graduate students or recent Ph.D. graduates are eligible to apply for a grant of $2,000.  Smaller grants may also be awarded to help defray research expenses.

    tags: student history humanities

  • The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy) offers educational and professional development opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing further education and careers in academia, diplomacy, government, and/or the private sector. The CCDS focuses in particular on exploring the  balance between hard and soft power, the process of globalization in an interdependent world, international economics & business multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue & exchange, human rights, religion, and the ability for culturally based initiatives to further mutual understanding and in turn to foster global peace and stability.

    tags: student international economics polisci humanities

  • The program is designed to provide opportunities for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and healthcare policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health care and health policy

    tags: fellowship student health

  • To that end, the foundation is inviting applications from mainland China for its Fellowship Award in Translational Research. The aim of the program is to build enduring partnership between the U.S. and Asia through the training of future Chinese academics and to encourage long-term collaborations between the two regions.The annual award provides  a one-year fellowship to a qualified candidate to conduct  research  in the area of translational medicine. The program will provide support in the amount of $60,000 for the project to be conducted at the applicant’s home institution in China, as well as support for the U.S. partner institution in the amount of $25,000.

    tags: international student language

  • Through its Science of Hope and Optimism Funding Initiative program, the association will award two-year grants of up to $250,000 for research projects that use a variety of methods to explore the nature of hope and optimism. Priority will be given to projects in cognitive, developmental, personality, health, and social psychology, as well as sociology. Interdisciplinary teams that include members from cognate areas — e.g., cognitive science, anthropology, nursing, and biology — are encouraged.

    tags: psych sociology child health nursing anthropology aging biomed

  • Through the program, two-year grants of up to $600,000 will be awarded to programs that serve students who, given appropriate attention, tutoring, and skill-building activities, can succeed in college-level math and English classes.

    tags: pedagogy student

  • The Glaucoma Foundation works to encourage and support basic and applied research in glaucoma,  gain and disseminate new information about the causes and treatment of glaucoma, and  further efforts to identify and develop novel approaches to preserve visual function and reverse blindness caused by glaucoma.

    tags: biomed cancer

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting applications for Round 14 of its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, an accelerated grant program that encourages bold approaches aimed at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people. Anyone — students, scientists, entrepreneurs — with a transformative idea is invited to apply.

    tags: biomed chemistry engineering health nanoscience student physics neuroscience economics management

  • The program is designed to bring together diverse interdisciplinary groups with expertise in genetics/genomics, immunology, microbiology, and proteomics along with the more traditional areas of parturition research such as maternal fetal medicine, obstetrics, and pediatrics to address scientific issues related to preterm birth. The fund has committed $3 million for the initiative and anticipates awarding five grants of up to $600,000 over a four-year period ($150,000 per year).

    tags: cancer biomed nanoscience

  • The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the complex relationship between science and technology and broader social and cultural issues. Strong emphasis is placed on educational and public service projects rather than pure research. Interdisciplinary collaborations within the university and collaborations with other institutions are especially encouraged. Projects that address engineering-related topics or feature collaborations between engineering and the social sciences or arts/humanities are particularly welcomed.

    tags: engineering art humanities sociology

  • A well-prepared, innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the Nation’s health and economy. Indeed, recent policy actions and reports have drawn attention to the opportunities and challenges inherent in increasing the number of highly qualified STEM graduates, including STEM teachers. Priorities include educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate populace. Both of these priorities depend on the nature and quality of the undergraduate education experience. In addressing these STEM challenges and priorities, the National Science Foundation invests in evidence-based and evidence-generating approaches to understanding STEM learning; to designing, testing, and studying instruction and curricular change; to wide dissemination and implementation of best practices; and to broadening participation of individuals and institutions in STEM fields. The goals of these investments include: increasing the number and diversity of STEM students, preparing students well to participate in science for tomorrow, and improving students’ STEM learning outcomes.

    tags: stem-ed

  •  This purpose of this grant is to: educate, train, and produce materials for law enforcement, criminal justice practitioners, and treatment providers to reduce justice costs, reduce recidivism, improve access to services and service delivery, and reduce disproportionality of punishment in the criminal justice system. The grant recipient shall:• Use expert practitioners in the fields engaged in law enforcement, criminal justice systems planning, and drug courts, specifically law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, probation and parole officers, corrections officials, treatment providers, and criminal justice and public health policymakers. • Provide in-person training and jurisdiction-specific technical assistance to a variety of demographically-composed areas at the state, local, and tribal levels.• Include ONDCP policy priorities in the development and execution of training and technical assistance program and educational materials: o evidence-based treatment, medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders, o overdose prevention, o diversion programming with comprehensive case management and service provision• Collect and analyze data from jurisdictions engaged in grantee programming on alternatives to incarceration to determine the effectiveness of the trainings and on-site assistance.

    tags: criminal

  • The Mid-Pacific Region of the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the following program – Klamath River Restoration: Coho Salmon and its Critical Habitat: Request for Proposals for FY 2015, under the authority of Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 15.517, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1934, Public Law 85-624, 16 U.S.C. 661 et seq., as amended and the authority to the Bureau of Reclamation at 255 DM 1.1B. Estimated total amount of agreement is $3,000,000.00 with Reclamation providing $3,000,000.00 in Fiscal Year 2015. The purpose of this requirement is to provide improvement of fish and wildlife habitat within the Klamath River Basin as affected by Reclamation’s Klamath Project to minimize the adverse effects associated with operation of the Klamath Project and to support restoration activities for Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon and its critical habitat..

    tags: conservation

  • NAVY SUBMISSION The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), a part of the University Research Initiative (URI). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment

    tags: engineering

  • The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), a part of the University Research Initiative (URI). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment.

    tags: engineering physics chemistry geology nanoscience neuroscience

  • NMFS, in coordination with the New England Fishery Management Council (Council), is soliciting Atlantic Sea Scallop (scallop) research proposals to utilize scallop Total Allowable Catch (TAC) that has been set-aside by the Council to fund scallop research endeavors through the 2015/2016 Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program. No federal funds are provided for research under this notification. Rather, proceeds generated from the sale of RSA quota will be used to fund research activities and compensate vessels that participate in research activities and/or harvest set-aside quota. Projects funded under the Scallop RSA Program must enhance the knowledge of the scallop fishery resource or contribute to the body of information on which scallop management decisions are made. Priority will be given to scallop research proposals that investigate research priorities identified by the Council, which are detailed under the Program Priorities section of this announcement.

    tags: conservation

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) requests applications from U.S. colleges and universities to serve as a partner institution for a Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence (CIRC). OUP is posting a separate FOA for eligible applicants to submit lead proposals for consideration. Please see FOA Number DHS-14-ST-061-COE-CIRC-001A or CFDA #97.061on http://www.grants.gov. DHS may select individual project partners from applications received for either the Center Lead FOA or the Center Partner FOA to the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center. Principal Investigators that are already Partners under a Center Lead application may not submit the same application under this Partner FOA.The DHS COEs are university consortia that work closely with DHS to conduct research, develop and transition mission-relevant science and technology, and educate the next generation of homeland security technical experts

    tags: engineering chemistry physics geology systems

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), invites grant applications that propose longitudinal cohort studies to address emerging and/or high priority research on HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. This FOA will support the development and maintenance of new cohorts or the expansion of existing cohorts to address the natural and treated history of HIV infection in at-risk populations where substance use is a central factor. The intent of the FOA is to provide a strong resource platform for current and future collaborative efforts with other investigators to address emerging questions related to HIV infection, prevention, and treatment in the context of substance abuse, as well as to foster the creativity and efficiency of investigatorinitiated research goals.

    tags: health psych biomed

  • The Division of Graduate Education announces the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) to provide professional development to NSF Graduate Research Fellows through internships developed in partnership with federal agencies (see the GRIP website for a current list of partner agencies). Through this initiative, NSF Graduate Fellows will participate in mission-related, collaborative research under the guidance of host research mentors at federal facilities and national laboratories. The internship experiences will support Fellows with developing expertise in critical STEM areas, enhancing professional skills, developing networks, and preparing for a wide array of career options. The sponsor agencies will benefit by engaging Fellows in mission-critical projects, helping to develop a highly skilled U.S. workforce in areas of national need.

    tags: student stem-ed engineering chemistry math physics geology biomed

  • The Robert M. Scarborough Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry is intended recognize individuals who have had primary, leading roles in the discovery of novel therapeutic agents or who have otherwise made significant scientific discoveries that enhance the field of medicinal chemistry. Candidate selection criteria include scientists under the age of 50 at the time of nomination. Nominees can be employed in industry, academia, government or a private research foundation.

    tags: chemistry biomed

  • The Society for Military Psychology (Division 19 of the American Psychological Association) announces its annual competition for Division 19 Student Research Grants. The purpose of the Division 19 Student Research Grant program is to assist graduate/undergraduate students of psychology with costs associated with conducting research. Up to two (2) Student Research Grants of $1500 each will be awarded in fall 2014. This annual award will be presented to students whose research reflects excellence in military psychology. The award winner(s) may request up to $750 in dedicated travel funds to aid with APA Convention attendance. While it is Division 19’s goal that Student Research Grant award recipients receive the award at the annual convention and/or present their findings to Division 19 members, APA Convention attendance is not required.

    tags: psych student

  • Named to honor the memory of a pioneer in RLS research and established in 2010, the Wayne Hening Young Investigator Awards are presented at the annual meeting of the IRLSSG. The $1,000 awards recognize research efforts by new investigators in an attempt to promote interest in the study of RLS.

    tags: biomed student

  • The Arthritis Foundation is requesting letters of interest (LOI) for research projects that show promise to achieve a faster cure for arthritis and related diseases. The LOI will inform the development of a new Scientific Strategy to be announced in November 2014 and a Request for Proposals (RFP) to be released in December 2014. The Arthritis Foundation is particularly interested in research regarding fact-based metrics to guide actions and policies to improve the health of people across the lifespan with arthritis and related diseases; expediting movement between basic research to patient-centered research to population-based research to point of care; and improving clinical decision-making and health outcomes at point of care through the use of new products, tools, and technologies for people across the lifespan with arthritis and related diseases.

    tags: aging biomed

  • The Division of Graduate Education announces the[1] Graduate Research
    Internship Program (GRIP) to provide professional development to [2]NSF
    Graduate Research Fellows through internships developed in partnership
    with federal agencies (see the [3]GRIP website for a current list of
    partner agencies). Through this initiative, NSF Graduate Fellows will
    participate in mission-related, collaborative research under the
    guidance of host research mentors at federal facilities and national
    laboratories. The internship experiences will support Fellows with
    developing expertise in critical STEM areas, enhancing professional
    skills, developing networks, and preparing for a wide array of career
    options. The sponsor agencies will benefit by engaging Fellows in
    mission-critical projects, helping to develop a highly skilled U.S.
    workforce in areas of national need.

    tags: student stem-ed engineering

  • Through this FOA, EERE will fund high impact projects that develop and demonstrate integrated solutions to any or all of these core technical challenges, primarily focused on solutions for U.S. climate zones with the greatest need – i.e., Hot/humid, Mixed Humid, and Cold climates. 

    tags: environment

  • Through this FOA, DOE seeks to fund the scale-up of promising solutions to the market barriers that hinder the growth of energy efficiency in the commercial building sector. The objective of this funding is to build a path for market-ready solutions to be used at scale across the U.S. to improve building energy efficiency. 

    In order for the Building Technologies Office Commercial Building Integration Program to meet DOE’s national energy efficiency goals for commercial buildings (20% improvement by 2020; 50% by 2030), the program has invested in the development of resources, tools, and solutions designed to help overcome these barriers to energy efficiency.  DOE’s Commercial Building Integration Program is interested in funding proposals that deploy these resources and solutions, through successful existing programs or innovative new ones, to increase program effectiveness and increase energy savings in commercial buildings.

    tags: environment economics

  • The main goal of this program is to strengthen the capacity of indigenous organizations to develop and deliver science-based HIV and STI risk reduction interventions for mobile (mostly Haitian) populations, improve linkages to HIV/STI/TB treatment and care, and increase their understanding about the benefits of early treatment. Key objectives are to increase the opportunity, capacity and motivation of mobile populations to adopt healthier sexual behaviors, increase the capacity of indigenous organizations to offer HIV prevention services to mobile populations, improve the availability and accessibility of high quality condoms, and increase access to friendly clinical and care services for HIV/STI/TB. This program will provide prevention services in 10 provinces and will target construction workers, market vendors, and agricultural workers. The implementation will be through indigenous organizations. The use of clinical mobile units will be needed to test individuals at their work site, over extended hours and multiple locations. Close coordination and collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH) facilitates will be required.

    tags: health grants international

  • This initiative invites applications for support of analyses of existing data (or data whose collection will be completed by one year from the date of this FOA) from older populations with high prevalence of mobility disability, low muscle mass, and low muscle strength (weakness).  Interventions targeted at low muscle mass and/or weakness may prevent or reduce mobility disability in some older persons.  To assess the efficacy of such interventions against mobility disability, there is a need to test them in persons in whom muscle mass and/or strength are (or will be) sufficiently low to be likely contributors to disability.  Thus there is a need for evidence-based diagnostic cut-points to define target populations for treatments.

    tags: aging

  • The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere (i.e. above the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary). The Program focuses on non-magmatic deformation processes and their tectonic drivers that operate at any depth within the continental lithosphere, on time-scales of decades/centuries (e.g. active tectonics) and longer, and at micro- to plate boundary/orogenic belt length-scales.

    tags: geology

  • The purpose of this initiative is to support research in self-management focused across conditions. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) identifies the epidemic of chronic condition as the nations leading health challenge and calls for cross-cutting, coordinated public health actions for living well with chronic illness. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) addresses that recommendation by describing an initiative that focuses on self-management as a mainstream science in order to reduce the burden of chronic illnesses/conditions. Self-management is the ability of the individual, in conjunction with family, community, and healthcare professionals, to manage symptoms, treatments, lifestyle changes, and psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual consequences associated with a chronic illness or condition.

    tags: health

  • The purpose of this activity is to improve the supply of digestible and relevant climate change information, ensuring that it is available, accessible, and understandable for municipal-level and individual decision-making.

    tags: health

  • The intent of the FY14 PH/TBIRP Community Partners in Mental Health Research Award (CPMHRA) is to address Section 706 by supporting research on the causes, development, and innovative treatment of mental health, substance use disorders, TBI, and suicide prevention in members of the National Guard and Reserves, their family members, and their caregivers. The focus of the CPMHRA is on research only; proposed projects should NOT include other treatment, education, and outreach efforts. Research projects should be carried out by or in collaboration with community partners. Community partners as referenced in Section 706 are private non-profit organizations or institutions that engage in (1) research on the causes, development, and innovative treatment; (2) identifying and disseminating evidence-based treatments; and/or (3) outreach and education for mental health, substance use disorders, TBI, and suicide prevention in members of the National Guard and Reserves, their family members, and their caregivers.

    tags: psych health

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) announces an opportunity for eligible investigators receiving research funding from The National Institutes of Health (NIH) to request administrative supplement support. The parent awards and the proposed administrative supplements must be in areas of cancer, allergy, immunology, and/or infectious diseases (including HIV/AIDS and its co-morbidities). The overall goal of this supplement program is to enhance ongoing research efforts through collaborations with Brazilian scientists in these scientific areas under the new U.S.-Brazil Collaborative Biomedical Research Program.

    tags: biomed cancer

  • This ROSES-2014 NRA (NNH14ZDA001N) solicits basic and applied research in support of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). This NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat, and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data. Awards range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to more than $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of science experiment hardware).

    tags: space geology

  • Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.

    International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different national environments and cultural backgrounds. PIRE promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce.

    tags: international engineering chemistry environment biomed nanoscience neuroscience conservation geology

  • The Division of Physics (PHY) supports physics research and education in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines that span scales of space and time from the largest to the smallest and the oldest to the youngest.  The Division is comprised of disciplinary programs covering experimental and theoretical research in the following major subfields of physics: Accelerator Science; Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics; Computational Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Gravitational Physics; Nuclear Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Physics of Living Systems; Quantum Information Science; Education and Interdisciplinary Research.

    tags: physics stem-ed nanoscience syste gov

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