skip to content

Office of Grants & Research

Upcoming Opportunities

Communications regarding federal funding priorities for FY 13-14 have been received. It is clear that individuals from UW-Green Bay seeking funding for their research activities will have the greatest opportunity for success in gaining that funding if their proposals are addressed to one of the priorities. As such, the UWGB Office of Grants & Research (OG&R) will be focusing on identifying grant opportunities that meet one of the following federal priorities:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) - Research focused on increased learning in STEM areas, broadened participation in STEM activities, and activities focused on building the STEM workforce of the future. The STEM priority is integrated into the mission and focus of all agencies.

  • Education - Many of the federal Agencies will be focusing funding on improving the educational experience (undergraduate and graduate levels) and increasing participation of underrepresented populations. Those projects that also address STEM education will have the greatest opportunity for success. Funding opportunities will recognize that instructor enhancement, especially in the undergraduate effort, is a valid outcome and that not all funds need to be directly dedicated to student outcomes.

  • Energy - High interest areas for the Department of Energy are battery development and battery energy management, grid control/management, rare earth conservation/replacement, and carbon capture/storage. The Department of Energy is focused on providing funding for collaborative projects that focus on the transition from development to marketing and implementation of technologies.

    An important criterion for all proposals by all Agencies will be the use of evidence-based outcomes.

    In order to assist in the search for funding of research projects OG&R will submit to the Log funding priority announcements within these categories on a bi-weekly basis. Additionally, upon request faculty who are interested in submitting a proposal within these initiatives will be provided funding opportunities based upon their specific field of interests (keywords provided by potential PIs). When available, examples of funded proposals will be obtained and shared with faculty/staff to assist in their proposal development. OG&R will also provide budget templates and all other necessary forms to the PIs and assist with budget and proposal development as requested.

    It is suggested that student research projects, especially those that will have the potential for presentation as part of Posters in the Rotunda, be focused on one of the priorities noted above.


Results of July 2014 Search for Opportunities:

 

Sponsor: Academy of Arts and Sciences
Grant Program: Visiting Scholars Program
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 22, 2014
Abstract: Supports work of younger public policy analysts, humanists, and social scientists who show promise of becoming leaders in their field, especially those who work on multidisciplinary topics. Studies that examine complex and intellectual issues using a multidisciplinary or comparative perspective are encouraged. Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence throughout the academic year (Sept-May). Stipend is $45k for postdocs and up to $65k for faculty. See https://www.amacad.org/content/about/about.aspx?d=363&t=4&s=0 for details. Email: vsp@amacad.org, Contact: 136 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. 617/576-5002

Sponsor: American Antiquarian Society
Grant Program: Long Term/Short Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation; For ACLS Fellowship see http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=480
Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014
Abstract: Visiting Academic Research Fellowships include: Long Term awards (AAS NEH 1/15, Hench 10/15, ACLS 9/24) of $35,000-$75,000 or senior and mid-career Ph.D. scholars; Short Term awards (1/15), of $1,850 per month for those living off campus at their own expense or $1,350 for those who live on campus, or for recent Ph.D.s and doctoral candidates and Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers (10/5). See http://www.americanantiquarian.org/fellowships.htm for details. For ACLS Fellowship see http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=480 Email: cmcrell@mwa.org Contact: Cheryl McRell, Administrative Assistant, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1634. 508/471-2149.

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society
Grant Program: Franklin Research Grants
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014
Abstract: Supports travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of microfilm, the cost of photocopies or equivalent research materials, and the costs associated with fieldwork and laboratory research expenses in a wide range of fields. Applicants must hold a doctorate or have published work of doctoral character and quality. Awards are up to $6,000 each. Annual deadlines: 10/1 and 12/1 depending on proposed start date. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. See http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin for details. Email: Lmusumeci@amphilsoc.org. Contact: Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator, 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386. 215-440-3429.

Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies
Grant Program: Asian Studies Grants and Fellowships
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014
Abstract: The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. AAS offers several grants to support the research of North American scholars to improve the quality of teaching about Asian cultures at the college and pre-college levels. Grant amounts, details and deadlines vary according to program. See http://www.asian-studies.org/grants/main.htm for details. Email: mpaschal@asian-studies.org. Contact: Michael Paschal, Executive Director, 825 Victors Way Suite 310, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. 734/665-2490.

Sponsor: Cornell University Society for the Humanities
Grant Program: Society and Mellon Fellowships
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014
Abstract: Society Fellowships (10/1) of $45,000 support one year of residential postdoctoral research, writing, and teaching focusing on an annual theme. The theme for 2015-16 is "Time." Six to 8 awards will be made. Mellon Fellowships offer $25,500 in support for graduate students (11/1) and $45,000 per year for postdoctoral students (varying deadlines). Postdoctoral fellowships are available in multiple departments, most recently in Anthropology and Literature. See http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/fellowships.html for details. Email: ple29@cornell.edu. Contact: Paula Epps-Cepero, Program Officer A. D. White House, 27 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853-1101. 607/255-9274.

Sponsor: Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Grant Program: Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014
Abstract: Supports proposals to bring scholars and professionals from abroad to U.S. colleges and universities that infrequently or never have the opportunity to host visiting scholars. In addition to teaching courses, scholars give campus-wide and community lectures, help initiate international programs, and contribute to curriculum development. Program is especially appropriate for small liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions, and community colleges. Scholars can also receive awards through the Outreach Lecturing Fund which will fund short visits to other IHEs while in the U.S. Annual deadline: 10/15. See http://www.cies.org/sir/ for details. Email: ckocinskimulder@iie.org Contact: Cecilia Kocinski-Mulder, Program Officer, 1400 K Street, NW. Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. 202/686-6240.

Sponsor: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Grant Program: Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Sep 19, 2014 (tentative)
Abstract: Provides individual fellowships averaging $40,000 each to further the development of exceptional scholars and professionals in all fields (natural and social sciences, humanities, and creative arts) but not to performing artists. The foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors. Annual deadline: 9/19 for scholars from the U.S. and Canada. See http://www.gf.org for details. Email: fellowships@gf.org. Contact: Program Staff, 90 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. 212/687-4470.

Sponsor: National Humanities Center
Grant Program: Fellowships Program
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014
Abstract: Supports 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities. Applications must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree plus a strong publication record. Junior/senior scholars of any nationality who are involved in any area of the humanities or in the natural or social sciences, or arts are eligible to apply. The Center's goal is to provide at least half salary and also covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and dependents. See http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/appltoc.htm for details. Email: nhc@nationalhumanitiescenter.org or Lois@nationalhumanitiescenter.org. Contact: Lois Whittington, Coordinator of Fellowship Program, 7 Alexander Drive, Post Office Box 12256, Resrch Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256. 919/549-0661.

Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Grant Program: East European Studies (EES)
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Sep 01, 2014
Abstract: Supports scholarships for Ph.D. and post-doctoral research in the fields of social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states. Research Grants provide support for new researchers or for scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed (annual deadline: 12/1). Summer Research Scholarships (annual deadline: 3/1/14) and Short-term Research Scholarship (annual deadlines: 3/1, 6/1, 9/1, 12/1) also available. See http://www.wilsoncenter.org/collection/grant-opportunities for details. Email: Kristina.Terzieva@wilsoncenter.org. Contact: Kristina Terzieva, Program Officer. One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027. 202/691-4322.

Sponsor: IBM Center for The Business of Government
Grant Program: Research Stipends
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014
Abstract: Provides research stipends of $20,000 to individuals who are responsible for producing a 30-40 page research report in one of the areas presented within the solicitation. Manuscript must be submitted no later than six months after start of the project. Recipients will select the start and end dates of their research project. Reports should be written for government leaders and provide practical knowledge and insights. Annual deadlines: 4/1, 10/1. See http://www.businessofgovernment.org/content/research-stipends for details. Email: businessofgovernment@us.ibm.com. Contact: Daniel Chenok, Executive Director, The IBM Endowment, 600 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. 202/551-9342.

Sponsor: National Education Association Foundation
Grant Program: NEA Foundation Grants
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014
Abstract: Provides grants to improve academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject areas. Student Achievement Grants (up to $5,000) support initiatives to improve academic achievement. Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development--$2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups. Higher education faculty and staff may apply. Annual deadlines: 2/1, 6/1, 10/15. See http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/ for details. Email: jgraytock@nea.org. Contact: Jesse Graytock, Grants Manager, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. 202/822-7839.

Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Program: Small Research Grant Program
CFDA Number: 93.226
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 16, 2014
Abstract: Supports small grants (R03) for different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and, development of new research technology. AHRQ is interested in research involving collaborative efforts between researchers and medical and public health or healthcare providers, purchasers or payer organizations. Awards offer up to $100,000 for 24 months. Expires 3/17/15. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-168.html for details. Email: Therese.Miller@ahrq.hhs.gov. CFDA Number:93.226. Contact: Therese Miller, Program Officer, Center for Primary Care, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850. 301/427-1585.

Sponsor: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Grant Program: Residential Fellowship Program
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 08, 2014
Abstract: Supports a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from the U.S. and abroad for one academic year. Disciplines include anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology. Past classes have included humanists, educators, linguists and biological scientists. Applications solicited 18 months before fellowship begins. Eligibility limited to those with a Ph.D. or professional degree (JD, MD). Summer workshop support also available for research. See http://www.casbs.org/apply-fellowships for details. Email: cpilch@stanford.edu or casbs- fellowships@stanford.edu. Contact: Cynthia Pilch, Program Coordinator (ext. 307). 75 Alta Road, Stanford, CA 94305. 650/736-0225.

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Grant Program: Academic Research Enhancement Award(AREA)Program
CFDA Number: 93.113
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 25, 2014
Abstract: Supports renewable awards (R15) up to $300,000 total for up to three years for projects in biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty and students from institutions that have not been major recipients of NIH funds. Goal is to strengthen institutional research environment and support active involvement of undergraduate (preferred) and graduate students in research. Applicants should pay attention to special R15 review considerations. NIMHD and NCATS do not participate. Annual deadlines: 2/25, 6/25, 10/25 through 9/8/16. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-313.html. Email: .michelle.timmerman@nih.gov. CFDA Number:93.113. Contact: Michelle Timmerman, Director, AREA Program Office of Extramural Research, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7963. 301/402-0672.

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Grant Program: Research on Ethical Issues in Biomedical, Social and Behavioral Research
CFDA Number: 93.989
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 05, 2014
Abstract: Many NIH institutes support research to analyze ethical challenges related to conduct of research within the NIH mission. Specific interests include: ethical considerations of new technologies; therapeutic misconception and the interface between treatment and research; research involving vulnerable populations and urgent situations; and research with existing specimens, data and health information; dissemination and translation of research findings. Annual deadlines: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5. Expires 5/8/15. Optional companion funding is available. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-180.html for R01 details and other contacts. Email: hardyan@od.nih.gov. Contact: Ann Hardy, Program Director, NIH Office of Extramural Programs, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7963. 301/435-2690.

Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics
Grant Program: Mathematics Travel and Mentoring Grants for Women Researchers
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014
Abstract: Travel grants for women mathematics researchers and educators (annual deadlines: 2/1, 5/1, 10/1) enable women to attend conferences in fields supported by the NSF's Mathematical Sciences Division. Up to $2,300 is available for domestic travel & $3,500 for foreign travel. Mathematics mentoring travel grants and mathematics education research mentoring grants for women (annual deadline: 2/1) provide up to seven awards of up to $5,000 each to help junior women researchers develop long-term working relationships with senior mathematicians. Other awards offered. See http://www.awm-math.org/travelgrants.html. Email: jennifer@awm-math.org. Contact: Jennifer Lewis, Managing Director (ext.213), 11240 Waples Mill Road, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030. 703/934-0163.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Smart and Connected Health
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 10, 2014
Abstract: Supports research on technical and scientific issues to transform healthcare. Topics of interest include sensor technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, modeling cognitive processes, system and process modeling, and social and economic issues. Supports two classes of projects: Exploratory Projects (EXP); and Integrative Projects (INT). Annual deadlines: proposals for EXP are due 10/10, proposals for INT are due 12/10. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504739 for details. Email: mpavel@nsf.gov. Contact: Misha Pavel, Program Director, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-8930.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Geomechanics and Geomaterials (GEOMM)
CFDA Number: 47.041
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Sep 15, 2014
Abstract: Supports fundamental research on the mechanics and engineering properties of geologic materials including the mechanical properties of soil and rock; mechanically stabilized and biologically modified soil; and natural processes that affect the behavior of these materials. Research on soil-structure interaction and liquefaction are also supported, as are theoretical studies, constitutive and numerical modeling, and laboratory, centrifuge, and field testing. Annual deadline: proposal windows 2/1-2/15 and 9/1-9/15. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13350 for details. Email: rfragasz@nsf.gov. Contact: Richard Fragaszy, Program Director, Civil, Mechanical, & Manufacturing Innovation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-7011.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Operations Research
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Sep 15, 2014
Abstract: Supports fundamental research leading to the creation of innovative mathematical models, analysis, and algorithms for optimal or near optimal decision-making, applicable to the design and operation of manufacturing, service, and other complex systems. Includes discrete and continuous optimization, stochastic modeling and analysis, simulation optimization, and self-optimizing systems that can observe, learn, and adapt to changing environments. Annual deadlines: proposal windows are 2/1-2/15 and 9/1-9/15. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13341 for details. Email: sjacobso@nsf.gov. Contact: Sheldon Jacobson, Program Director, Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-7902.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Service Enterprise Systems(SES)
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Sep 15, 2014
Abstract: Supports research on strategic decision making, design, planning, and operation of commercial, nonprofit, and institutional service enterprises with the goal of improving their overall effectiveness and cost reduction. Particular focus on healthcare and other similar public service institutions, and emphasis on research topics leading to more effective systems modeling and analysis as a means to improved planning, resource allocation, and policy development. Annual deadlines: 2/15 and 9/15. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13343 for details. Email: eromeijn@nsf.ogv. Contact: Edwin Romeijn, Program Director, Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-2211.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Polymers
CFDA Number: 47.049
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Abstract: Supports fundamental research and education on polymeric materials and polymer science. Portfolio is mainly experimental and diverse with components of materials science, chemistry, physics, and related disciplines. Interdisciplinarity is stressed. Central goals include advancing foundations of polymer science and pushing back the wide horizon of the field. Broad areas addressed include synthesis, molecular assembly, characterization, phase behavior, structure, morphology, and properties. Annual deadline: proposal window is 9/1-10/31. Email: alovinge@nsf.gov See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5357 for details. Contact: Andrew Lovinger, Program Director, Materials Research Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-4933.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Physics of Living Systems(PoLS)
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 22, 2014
Abstract: Supports theoretical and experimental research exploring the most fundamental physical processes that living systems utilize to perform their functions in dynamic and diverse environments. The focus should be on understanding basic physical principles that underlie biological function. Proposals that use physics only as a tool to study biological questions are of low priority. Annual deadline: fourth Wednesday in October. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6673 for details. Email: kblagoev@nsf.gov. Contact: Krastan Blagoev, Program Director, Physics Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.703/292-4666.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Sociology
CFDA Number: 47.051
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014 (target date)
Abstract: Supports basic research on social organization: societies, institutions, groups, demography and processes of individual and institutional change. Encourages investigations aimed at improving explanation of fundamental social processes, such as research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social groups and movements, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, and gender roles. Annual deadlines: research target dates are 1/15 and 8/15; dissertation proposals target dates are 2/15 and 10/15. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369 for details. Email: pwhite@nsf.gov Contact: Patricia White, Program Director, Social and Economic Sciences Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-8762.

Sponsor: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Grant Program: Grants-in-Aid of Research
CFDA Number: N/A
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014
Abstract: Supports full-time graduate and undergraduate students and Ph.D. professionals conducting scientific research in any field of science and engineering. Awards of up to $1,000 (up to $5,000 for astronomy research or $2,500 for vision related research) pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. Sigma Xi membership not required. Annual deadlines: 3/15 and 10/15. See http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml for details. Email: giar@sigmaxi.org. Contact: Emma Creaser, Chair, 3106 East NC Highway 54, P.O. Box 13975, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. 800/243-6534.

Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution
Grant Program: Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study
CFDA Number: 60.007
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014(target date)
Abstract: Graduate, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships support research at the Smithsonian in these areas: anthropology, archaeology, astrophysics and astronomy, earth sciences, ecology, behavioral and environmental sciences, evolutionary and systematic biology, history of science and technology, art history, and social and cultural history of the U.S. The stipend amount and length of fellowships vary. Graduate and undergraduate internships are also available. Annual deadlines: deadlines vary by opportunity, generally 1/15, 2/1, 4/15 or 10/31. See http://www.smithsonianofi.com/sors-introduction/ for details. Email: info@si.edu. Contact: Eric Woodard, Director, Office of Fellowships and Internships Office of Fellowships and Internships, 470 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Suite 7102, Washington, DC 20013. 202/633-7070.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Grant Program: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
CFDA Number: 10.212
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 02, 2014
Abstract: Supports stimulating technological innovation in the private sector; strengthening the role of small businesses in meeting federal research and development needs; increasing private sector commercialization of innovations derived from USDA- supported research and development efforts; and fostering and encouraging participation by women- owned and socially and economically disadvantaged small business firms in technological innovation. IHEs can partner. Deadline refers to Phase I awards. See http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/sbir.cfm for updates. Email: ccleland@nifa.usda.gov. Contact: Charles Cleland, Division Director, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-2243. 202/401-4002.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy
Grant Program: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
CFDA Number: 81.049
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014
Abstract: Supports small business-led research and development to drive private sector technology commercialization. Several topics available with required LOIs. A single topic and sub-topic must be selected. New topics available again in October. Eligibility is limited to small businesses; partnering opportunities exist for colleges and universities. Release 1 LOI due 9/2/14. Release 2 LOI due 10/15/14. See http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/fy-2015/ for details. Email: sbir_sttr@science.doe.gov Contact: Carl Hebron, Program Manager, SBIR/STTR Program, ER-32, 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874-1290. 301/903-5707.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior
Grant Program: Wildlife Without Borders - Species, Regional, and Global Programs
CFDA Number: 15.640
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014
Abstract: Supports Species Programs dedicated to saving some of the world's fastest disappearing animals in their natural habitats; Regional Programs to design signature initiatives which bring together key stakeholder groups to solve conservation problems; and Global Programs which focus on species, ecosystems, and emerging and cross-cutting issues worldwide, to ensure international cooperation to conserve habitats and endangered species. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply. See http://www.fws.gov/international/grants-and-reporting/how-to-apply.html for details and additional deadlines. Email: internationalconservation@fws.gov Contact: Contacts Vary, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1622. 703/358-1754.

Results of May 2014 Search for Opportunities:

 

Sponsor: American Institute for Economic Research
Grant Program: Fellowship and Internship Programs
Next Deadline: Aug 01, 2014 (Student Summer Fellowships Solicitation), Oct 01, 2014 (Visiting Research Fellowship)
Student Summer Fellowships Solicitation, Visiting Research Fellowship Solicitation
Abstract: Visiting Research Fellowships (annual deadlines:summer-2/1, fall- 5/1, and spring- 10/1) support summer research in residence at the institute in areas such as money, banking, and credit; public and personal finance; economic and monetary history; and other topics. Student Summer Fellowships support college students, post graduates and graduate students. Internships (annual deadlines: summer-4/1, fall-8/1, spring-12/1) introduce accomplished undergraduate and graduate students to economic research. See https://www.aier.org/education for details. Email: Natalia.Smirnova@aier.org.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Grant Program: Rural Cooperative Development Grants Program (RCDG)
CFDA Number: 10.446
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_RCDG.html
Next Deadline: Jun 24, 2014
Abstract: Provides grants to non-profit companies and IHEs to improve economic conditions in rural areas through cooperative development by coordinating activities that retain rural businesses, facilitate cooperatives, generate employment, improve marketing opportunities and provide technical assistance. In FY 14, $5.8 million is available. Matching requirement 25 percent (5 percent for 1994 institutions). Deadline refers to electronic deadline. Applications sent by mail must be sent by 6/30/14. See http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_RCDG.html for contacts and updates when available.CFDA Number:10.446. Contact: Varies by state, Rural Development 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Education Technology
CFDA Number: 84.305A
Next Deadline: Aug 07, 2014
http://ies.ed.gov/funding/
Abstract: Supports research on education technology tools that are designed to provide or support instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, or science (including pre-reading, pre-writing, early mathematics, and early science) or to provide professional development for teachers related to instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, or science. LOIs strongly encouraged by June 5. See http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ for Education Research Programs for details including the special education version of this program (84.324A). Email: jonathan.levy@ed.gov. Contact: Jonathan Levy, Program Officer555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208; 202/219-2096.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning
CFDA Number: 84.305A
Next Deadline: Aug 07, 2014
http://ies.ed.gov/funding/
Abstract: Supports research on interventions designed to improve social skills and behaviors that support academic and other important school-related outcomes (e.g. attendance, high school graduation rates) in typically developing students in K-12. LOIs strongly encouraged by June 5. See http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ for Education Research Programs for details including the special education version of this program (84.324A--Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning). Email: emily.doolittle@ed.gov.  Contact: Emily Doolittle, Program Officer, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208, 202/219-1201.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program
CFDA Number: 84.206A
Next Deadline: Jun 24, 2014
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/javits/index.html
Abstract: Supports a coordinated program of scientifically based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities designed to build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools nationwide to meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. FY 14 priority is for grantees to scale up and evaluate models designed to increase the number of gifted and talented students from underrepresented groups. NOI requested by 5/21/14. See http://www2.ed.gov/programs/javits/index.html for details. Email: irene.harwarth@ed.gov.  Contact: Irene Harwarth, Program Contact, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-4260; 202/401-3751.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Investing in Innovation (i3) Program
CFDA Number: 84.411
Next Deadline: Jun 24, 2014
http://www.ed.gov/programs/innovation/index.html
Abstract: Supports LEAs and non-profit organizations (including IHEs) with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates. deadline for Development grants was April 14; deadline for Scale-Up and Validation grants is June 24. See http://www.ed.gov/programs/innovation/index.html Email: i3@ed.gov.  Contact:Kelly Terpak, Program Officer, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202; 202/453-7122.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Early Learning Programs and Policies
CFDA Number: 84.324A
Next Deadline: Aug 07, 2014
http://ies.ed.gov/funding/
Abstract:Program intends to contribute to improvement of school readiness skills (e.g., pre-reading, early mathematical skills, language, vocabulary, social skills) of prekindergarten children. LOIs strongly encouraged by June 5. See http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ for Education Research Programs for details including special education version of this program (84.324A--Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education). Email: caroline.ebanks@ed.gov.  Contact: Caroline Ebanks, Program Officer, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208. 202/219-1410.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Effective Teachers and Effective Teaching
CFDA Number: 84.305A
Next Deadline: Aug 07, 2014
http://ies.ed.gov/funding/
Abstract: This program will identify effective strategies for improving the performance of classroom teachers in ways that increase student learning and school achievement in reading, writing, mathematics and the sciences for K-12 students. The long term outcomes of this program will be an array of programs, assessments, and strategies that have been demonstrated to be effective for improving and assessing teacher quality in ways that are linked to increases in student achievement. LOIs strongly encouraged by June 5. See http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ Education Research Programs for details. Email: wai-ying.chow@ed.gov.  CFDA Number:84.305A. Contact: Wai-Ying Chow, Program Officer,555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208; 202/219-0326.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Postsecondary and Adult Education Research
CFDA Number: 84.305A
Next Deadline: Aug 07, 2014
http://ies.ed.gov/funding
Abstract: Supports the improvement of reading, writing, and numeracy skills of learners in adult education programs; the enhancement of targeted learning outcomes of postsecondary students; and the increase in access to, persistence in, and completion of postsecondary education. The long-term outcome of this program will be an array of tools and strategies that have been documented to be effective for improving education outcomes of adult learners and postsecondary students at the college level. LOIs strongly encouraged by June 5. See http://ies.ed.gov/funding for Education Research Programs for details. Email: meredith.larson@ed.gov.  CFDA Number:84.305A. Contact: Meredith Larson, Program Officer, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208; 202/219-2025.

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation
Grant Program: Research Grant Program
Next Deadline: Aug 28, 2014
http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/how-to-apply
Abstract: Foundation focuses on four areas: Education and Social Opportunity; Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Institutions; Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources; and Purposes and Values of Education. Small Research Grants (2/6/14, 3/27/14, 6/24/14, 8/28/14) offer up to $50,000 for pilot research and the initial phases of larger investigations. Major Research Grants support projects up to $500,000 (3/14/14 is last deadline for required prelim proposals before program migrates to the Lyle Spencer Research Awards Program; guidelines available in March 2014). See http://tinyurl.com/mafffqd. Email: abrinkman@spencer.org.  Contact: Annie Brinkman, Grants Manager, 625 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611-1803; 312/274-6511.

Sponsor: American Musicological Society
Grant Program: Travel and Research Grants
Next Deadline: Aug 15, 2014
http://www.ams-net.org/grants
Abstract: Provides several travel and research grants to advance research in the various fields of music: M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Fund for research in France (4/1); Thomas Hampson Fund for research/publication in Classic Song (8/15); Jan LaRue Travel Fund for research in Europe (4/1); Janet Levy Fund for independent scholars (3/1); Membership and Professional Development Committee Travel Grants (5/10); Eileen Southern Travel Fund-funds for minority students to travel to annual meetings (6/1); Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund for European research (4/1); Ora Frishberg Saloman Fund (4/1); and Teaching Fund (3/1). See http://www.ams-net.org/grants. Contact: Robert Judd, Executive Director, 6010 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011; 207/798-4243.

Sponsor: Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Grant Program: Core Fulbright Scholar Program (U.S. Scholars)
Next Deadline: Aug 01, 2014
http://www.cies.org
Abstract: Sends nearly 800 scholars and professionals each year to 140 countries where they lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Applicants must have current U.S. citizenship; hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field; have university teaching experience; and have foreign language proficiency for country where project will take place. Awards vary from two months to a full academic year. Annual deadline: 8/1. See http://www.cies.org for details. Email: scholars@cies.iie.org.  Contact: (Contacts Vary by Region)1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. 202/686-4000

Sponsor: Mockingbird Foundation
Grant Program: Grants (Music Ed. for Children, College & Adult Students, & Instructors)
Next Deadline: Aug 01, 2014
http://mbird.org/funding/
Abstract: Supports music education, primarily for children. Projects may encourage expression in all musical forms. Preference for projects for disadvantaged children 18 years or younger (those with low skills, income, with disabilities, and/or in foster care, and hospitals). May also target college students, instructors, or adult students. Awards (up to $5,000) are for instruments, texts, materials, learning and performance space, and teachers. Inquiries accepted online. Annual deadline: 8/1. See http://mbird.org/funding/ for details. Email: grants@mbird.org.  Contact: Kristen Godard, Funding Director, 60 Railroad Place, Suite 502, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3033;

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Program: America's Media Makers: Development and Production Grants
Next Deadline: Aug 13, 2014
http://tinyurl.com/cs6hrxc (Development Grant Details), http://tinyurl.com/ce2zudd (Production Grant Details)
Abstract: Encourages projects that feature multiple formats to engage the public in the exploration of humanities ideas in the following areas: interactive digital media; film and television; and radio. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Production grants enable producers and scholars to continue their engagement with humanities topics. See http://tinyurl.com/cs6hrxc (development) and http://tinyurl.com/ce2zudd (production) for details. Email: DWeinstein@neh.gov.  Contact: David Weinstein, Senior Program Officer, Division of Public Programs, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506; 202/606-8308.

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants
Next Deadline: Aug 13, 2014
http://tinyurl.com/c9tu82c
Abstract: Program allows institutions to provide the public with opportunities to explore the humanities through activities such as exhibitions, reading and film discussion series, catalogs, lectures, symposia, and websites. Planning grants support the early stages of project development, including consultation with scholars, refinement of humanities themes, preliminary design, and audience evaluation. Projects with broad outreach and digital components are strongly encouraged. Grants generally range from $40,000, to $75,000. See http://tinyurl.com/c9tu82c for details. Email: DWeinstein@neh.gov.  Contact: David Weinstein, Program Officer, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506; 202/606-8308.

Sponsor: American Honda Foundation
Grant Program: Grants Program (Youth, Prenatal - 21)
Next Deadline: Aug 01, 2014
http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf
Abstract: Supports projects that meet the needs of youth, especially minority students. Projects have included job training and math, science, technology, and environmental education improvement, including curriculum development. Emphasis is on broad, innovative, and forward-thinking projects with national scope. Annual deadlines: 2/1, 5/1, 8/1, and 11/1. Grants range between $20,000 and $75,000. Limited submission: one application permitted per 12 month period. See http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf for details. Contact: Donna Hammond, Program Officer, 1919 Torrance Blvd, Mailstop: 100-1W-5A, Torrance, CA 90501-2746; 310/781-4090.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Biological Anthropology
Next Deadline: November 17, 2014 (Senior Research full proposal target date)
 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5407&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund (Senior Research opportunity)
Abstract: Supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Supported research areas include human genetic variation, human adaptation, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. Regular research (Senior) proposals are due 4/4/14; 8/1/14; 12/5/14. Dissertation proposals are due 4/3/15; 8/1/14; 12/5/14. See http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12115/nsf12115.jsp for details. Email: cehardt@nsf.gov.  Contact: Carolyn Ehardt, Program Director, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230; 703/292-7850.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
CFDA Number: 47.076.
Next Deadline: Jul 10, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793
Abstract: Supports research on challenges/opportunities in informal education; anticipate radically different structures, functions, and purposes of informal STEM education; challenge existing assumptions about learning and environments; and envision the future needs of diverse learners, educators, and STEM professionals. Five projects: Pathways; Research in Service to Practice; Innovations in Development; Broad Implementation; Conferences, Symposia, Workshops. Science Learning+Planning proposals due (7/10); AISL proposals due (11/14). Email: DRLAISL@nsf.gov.  See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793. CFDA Number:47.076. Contact: ISE Program Director, Research on Learning Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230; 703/292-8616.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
CFDA Number: 47.074
Next Deadline: Aug 27, 2014
http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
Abstract: Supports undergraduate research participation areas funded by NSF through two mechanisms. REU Sites support independent projects to initiate and conduct research projects involving a number of undergraduates. REU Supplements support the addition of undergraduates to ongoing, new, or renewal NSF-funded projects (deadlines vary). Approximately 180 new Site awards and 1,600 new Supplement awards are granted yearly. Annual deadlines: projects requiring access to Antarctica are due fourth Friday in May, for all other sites, fourth Wednesday in August. Email: reu.coord@nsf.gov.  See http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund for details. CFDA Number:47.074. Contact: REU Coordinator, Undergraduate Education Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230; 703/292-4625.

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Grant Program: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)
CFDA Number: 66.469
Next Deadline: Jun 17, 2014
http://greatlakesrestoration.us/index.html; EPA IAND Request for Applications
Abstract: In collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies, EPA serves as the lead federal agency on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and supports proposals furthering protection and clean-up of Great Lakes Ecosystem, specifically the restoration and maintenance of its chemical, physical, and biological integrity. Program priorities and deadlines vary by region. Current solicitations include: FWS Coastal Program (9/30/14) and EPA Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (6/17/14). See http://greatlakesrestoration.us/index.html for details. Email: pranckevicius.pranas@epa.gov.  Contact: Pranas Pranckevicius, Program Officer, Great Lakes National Program Office. 77 West Jackson Boulevard (G-17J), Chicago, IL 60604-3590; 312/353-3437.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Sociology
CFDA Number: 47.051
Next Deadline: Aug 15, 2014 (target date)
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369
Abstract: Supports basic research on all forms of human social organization: societies, institutions, groups, demography and processes of individual and institutional change. Encourages investigations aimed at improving explanation of fundamental social processes, such as research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social groups and movements, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, and gender roles. Annual deadlines: research target dates are 1/15 and 8/15; and target dates for dissertation proposals are 2/15 and 10/15. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369. Email: pwhite@nsf.gov.  Contact: Patricia White, Program Director, Social and Economic Sciences Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230; 703/292-8762.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO); Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
Grant Program: Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis
FON: 14-559
Next Deadline: Proposals are due August 1, 2014 and August 1 annually thereafter
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals in subject areas related to four clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (Population and Community Ecology, Ecosystem Science, Evolutionary Processes, and Systematics and Biodiversity Science) that synthesize a body of related research projects conducted by a single individual or a group of investigators over an extended period. Approximately six to eight awards of $125,000 to $200,000 per year are available. CONTACT: William McDowell, 703/292-4255. wmcdowel@nsf.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI); Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Grant Program: Wildlife Without Borders-Amphibians in Decline
FON: F14AS00155
Next Deadline: Applications are due May 15, 2014
Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals for projects that conserve the world?s rapidly declining amphibian species. Species eligible for funding are those frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians that currently face a very high risk of extinction. Awards are typically up to $25,000. CONTACT: Brendan Tate, 703/358-2105. brendan_tate@fws.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Golden Field Office
Grant Program: Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products
FON: DE-FOA-0001085
Next Deadline: Required concept papers are due May 1, 2014. Full applications are due June 13, 2014.
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals to address the development, improvement and demonstration of integrated biological or chemical upgrading technology for the production of substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks, products and fuels. Approximately $10 million is available in support of multiple awards. A cost share of 20 percent of total project costs is required.CONTACT:Stephanie Nimmagadda, stephanie.nimmagadda@go.doe.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (ED), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Grant Program: Request for Information on Adoption of Career Pathways Approaches for the Delivery of Education, Training, Employment, and Human Services
FON: N/A
Next Deadline: Comments must be submitted by June 9, 2014 at www.regulations.gov, referring to FR Doc No: 2014-09274
Federal Register
Abstract: Notice seeking information from stakeholders to support the development of high-quality career pathways systems. The information will be used to inform and coordinate policy development, strategic investments, and technical assistance activities among the three agencies and between the federal government and state, tribal, and local governments. CONTACT: Alicia Bolton, 202/245-6868, Alicia.Bolton@ed.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (ED); Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
Grant Program: Investing in Innovation Fund--Scale-Up Grants
FON: ED-GRANTS-042314-001
Next Deadline: Notices of intent are due May 13, 2014. Applications are due June 24, 2014
Federal Register, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to generate and validate solutions to persistent educational challenges and to support the expansion of effective solutions to serve substantially larger numbers of students. See the solicitation for a list of program priorities. Approximately up to $20 million are available to support up to two awards for projects lasting 36 to 60 months. Eligibility is limited to local education agencies or a partnership between a nonprofit organization and: one or more LEAs; or a consortium of schools. CONTACT: Kelly Terpak, 202/453-7122, i3@ed.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (ED); Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
Grant Program: Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs
FON: ED-GRANTS-042314-003
Next Deadline: Applications are due May 23, 2014
Federal Register, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications for grants to train the staff and leadership personnel employed in, participating in, or preparing for employment in, projects funded under the Federal TRIO Programs to improve the operation of these projects. Depending on application priority type, five awards with a maximum of $250,000 or $350,000 are available to fund projects lasting up to two years. CONTACT: Eileen Bland, 202/502-7600, TRIO@ed.gov

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); Division of Preservation and Access
Grant Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
FON: 20140717-PW
Next Deadline: Applications are due July 17, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications that supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. The maximum award for implementation projects is $350,000, for up to three years. The maximum award for Foundations projects is $40,000 for up to two years. CONTACT: Division of Preservation and Access, 202/606-8570, preservation@neh.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DOS); Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Grant Program: FY 2015 Teacher Exchange Program
FON: ECA-ECAAS-15-001
Next Deadline: Applications are due June 19, 2014
Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals for one, two, or three of the following components: the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program; Professional Development Programs for International and U.S. Teachers; and/or the Teachers of Critical Languages Program. Approximately $11.1 million is available to support three awards. Eligibility is limited to organizations with four or more years of experience conducting international exchanges. CONTACT: Michael Kuban, 202/632-634, KubanMM@state.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Grant Program: Rural Health and Safety Education
FON: USDA-NIFA-RHSE-004522
Next Deadline: Applications are due June 6, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to address the needs of rural Americans by providing health promotion activities. Approximately $1.4 million is available in support. Land-grant colleges and universities are eligible to apply. Partnership opportunities exist for organizations. CONTACT: Cynthia Reeves, 202/720-0742, creeves@nifa.usda.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Grant Program: Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grants Program
FON: USDA-NIFA-FBMB-004523
Next Deadline: Applications are due May 30, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to improve the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers; and maintain the national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management. Approximately $1.3 million is available in support. CONTACT: Susan Smith Shockey, 202/690-2674, sshockey@nifa.usda.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Forest Service (FS)
Grant Program: 2014 Statewide Wood Energy Teams Request for Proposals
FON: USDA-FS-WERC-2014-SWET
Next Deadline: Proposals are due May 20, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals for collaborative statewide wood energy teams that advance the installation of commercially viable wood energy systems in the public and private sectors that use woody biomass generated from National Forest System lands and other land ownerships. Public-private statewide teams are invited to seek funding to support the development of geographic and/or sector-based clusters of wood energy projects. Approximately $1.7 million is available to support up to 15 awards. Only one team will be funded per state; only organizations located in states with National Forest System lands within their boundaries are eligible. CONTACT: Edward Cesa, 304/285-1530, ecesa@fs.fed.us

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Forest Service (FS)
Grant Program: 2014 Hazardous Fuels Wood to Energy Grant Program Request for Proposals
FON: USDA-FS-WERC-2014-W2E
Next Deadline: Proposals are due June 3, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals for wood energy projects that require engineering services necessary for final design and cost analysis. The Wood to Energy (W2E) Grant Program will fund projects for which some or all of the woody biomass is gernerated from National Forest Service System lands as a result of hazardous fuel treatments, forest restoration activities, insect and disease mitigation, catastrophic weather events, or thinning overstocked stands. Approximately $2.8 million is available to support up to 12 awards. CONTACT: Edward Cesa, 304/285-1530, ecesa@fs.fed.us

Results of March 2014 Search for Opportunities:

 

Sponsor:National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH); Division of Preservation and Access
Grant Program:Challenge Grants
FON:20140501-PG
Next Deadline:Applications are due by May 1, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds that generate expendable earnings to support and enhance ongoing program activities. Applications are due by May 1, 2014. The federal portions of NEH challenge grants have ranged in recent years from $75,000 to $500,000. The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from year to year, as can the funding ratio. In the last five competitions the Challenge Grants program received an average of 103 applications per year. The program made an average of 18 awards per year, for a funding ratio of 17 percent. CONTACT: Office of Challenge Grants, 202/606-8309. Email: challenge@neh.gov .

Sponsor:National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH); Division of Preservation and Access
Grant Program:Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
FON:20140501-PG
Next Deadline:Applications are due May 1, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to help small and mid-sized institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. Applications are due May 1, 2014. Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded. In the last five competitions the Preservation Assistance Grants program received an average of 313 applications per year. The program made an average of 106 awards per year, for a funding ratio of 34 percent. The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from year to year, as can the funding ratio. CONTACT: Division of Preservation and Access, 202/606-8570. Email: preservation@neh.gov .

Sponsor:U.S. Department of State (DOS); Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Grant Program:FY 2014 Youth Ambassadors Program
FON:ECA-ECAPEC-14-043
Next Deadline:Applications are due April 18, 2014.
Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to recruit and select youth and adult participants, to provide the participants with three-week exchanges focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development, and to support follow-on projects in their home communities. Approximately $8.475 million is available to support four to seven awards. Non-profit organizations are eligible. Organizations with less than four years? experience in conducting international exchanges are eligible to apply for Option 4: Canada only. CONTACT: Melissa Cotton, 202/632-6325. Email: CottonME@state.gov .

Sponsor:U.S. Department of Labor (DOL); Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Grant Program:YouthBuild
FON:SGA-DFA-PY-13-04
Next Deadline:Applications are due April 22, 2014.
Federal Register, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to organizations to oversee the provision of education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Approximately 73 grants will be made for up to $1.1 million each. Cost share of 25% is required. LIMITED SUBMISSION: An organization may only submit one application. CONTACT: Denise Roach, 202/693-3820. Email: roach.denise@dol.gov .

Sponsor:U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Grant Program:FY15 Farm to School Grant Program
FON:USDA-FNS-F2S-2015
Next Deadline:Letters of intent for Conference/Event Grants are due April 2, 2014. Applications for Planning, Implementation, and Support Service Grants are due April 30, 2014.
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications that help improve access to local foods in eligible schools. Grants are available for planning, implementation, support service, and conferences/events. Approximately $5 million is available for Planning, Implementation, and Support Service Grants. Approximately $500,000 is available for Conference/Event Grants. See solicitation for schedule of March informational webinars. CONTACT: Grant support team, 202/720-0092. Email: farmtoschool@fns.usda.gov .

Sponsor:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Grant Program:Student Program for Environmental Excellence in Design
FON:EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-01
Next Deadline:Applications are due April 14, 2014.
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to increase students awareness and understanding of the environmental benefits stemming from increasing fuel efficiency, reducing carbon intensity in transportation fuels, and reducing emissions in advanced vehicles. Approximately $300,000 is available for a four-year period. CONTACT: Tricia Bosler Email: bosler.tricia@epa.gov .

Sponsor:National Science Foundation (NSF); Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBES); Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Science (BCS)
Grant Program:Geography and Spatial Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI)
FON:14-538
Next Deadline: Applications are due August 14, 2014 and February 12, 2015. Applications are due the second Thursday in August and the second Thursday in February annually thereafter.
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to support research into the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Approximately up to $600,000 is available to support 30 to 40 awards. CONTACT: Thomas Baerwald, 703/292-7301. Email: tbaerwal@nsf.gov .

Sponsor:National Science Foundation (NSF); Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBES); Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
Grant Program:Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (GSS)
FON:14-537
Next Deadline: Applications are due September 4, 2014 and the first Thursday in September annually thereafter.
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals that address the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. The program offers the following types of awards: regular research awards; proposals for awards for conferences, workshops, group-travel support, and community-development or community-serving activities; proposals for research coordination network awards; and proposals for rapid-response research awards. Up to $6 million is available to support multiple award types and amounts. CONTACT: Thomas Baerwald, 703/292-7301. Email: tbaerwal@nsf.gov .

Sponsor:U.S. Department of Defense (DoD); U.S. Air Force Academy
Grant Program:Functional Polymers for Advanced Materials
FON:USAFA-BAA-2009-1-CALL-0014
Next Deadline:Required white papers are due on March 15, 2014. The due date for invited proposals will be 30 days after formal request for proposal has been sent to the applicant.
Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to enhance cadet education through participation in research, provide professional development opportunities for faculty members, and support the technology base of the Air Force and Department of Defense. The project award period is for 24 months; funding amounts have not been established. CONTACT: Scott Iacono, 719/333-6005. Email: scott.iacono@usafa.edu .

Sponsor:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Grant Program:Fiscal Year (FY) 14 Brownfields Training, Research, And Technical Assistance Grants Guidelines
FON:EPA-OSWER-OBLR-14-02
Next Deadline:Applications are due on April 18, 2014.
Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to conduct research, or provide technical assistance to communities facing brownfields cleanup and revitalization challenges. Approximately $4 million is available to support four awards over a five year period. CONTACT: Keith Arnold, 301/589-5318.

Sponsor:U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Services
Grant Program:White Nose Syndrome Research (WNS)
FON:F14AS00091
Next Deadline:Applications are due March 31, 2014.
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to investigate critical gaps in the understanding of WNS that hinder the ability to control the disease. 2014 priorities include Priority 1: Understanding the nature and dynamics of remnant bat populations in WNS affected areas, Priority 2: 2: Understanding the nature and dynamics of Pd infectivity and virulence factors, and Priority 3: Other important research. (An open category). Approximately $2 million is available in support. CONTACT: Jeremy Coleman, 413/253-8223. Email: Jeremy_Coleman@fws.gov .

Sponsor:U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS
Grant Program:Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Support Great Lakes State Aquatic Invasive Nuisance Species
FON:F14AS00095
Next Deadline:Apr 21, 2014
Grants.gov
Abstract: Under FY14 appropriations to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) anticipates providing grants to support implementation of Great Lakes State Aquatic Invasive Nuisance Species Management Plans (State Plans), and support for the creation of an Interstate Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan (Interstate Plan). State Plans have been transmitted by state governors and then approved by the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. The Interstate Plan will not be submitted to the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force for review and approval. All state grants will be awarded based on a competitive process for which only Great Lakes states are eligible. To be eligible for FY14 funding to implement State Plans, FY10 and FY11 grant funds must be completely expended, at the time a proposal is submitted. Also, allocation of funding will require, within 1 year of the grant agreement becoming fully executed, completion of either one rapid response training session or one rapid response action. Also, state agencies must have either completed updates to their State ANS Management Plan to include rapid response capabilities, or be on track to complete that update by September 30, 2014. Please include either the completed state rapid response plan, or a schedule for finalization of that rapid response plan (required completion by September 30, 2014) as an attachment in your grant application. Two year grant awards will be used by states (including for developing the Interstate Plan) for activities that directly relate to the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and Great Lakes Basin. Priorities for funding will include: Implementing risk management approaches for species and pathways as described in GLMRIS reports Developing and implementing an Asian carp prevention and management plan for the Great Lakes Addressing climate change in risk assessment and management activities. For a full description of what to include in a proposal and the evaluation process please see the Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) associated with this grant. CONTACT: Michael Hoff, 612-713-5114. Email: michael_hoff@fws.gov .

Results of February 2014 Search for Opportunities:

 

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Grant Program: Higher Education Challenge Grants Program
FON: USDA-NIFA-CGP-004425
Next Deadline: Applications are due April 10, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to recruit, cultivate, and develop the next generation of scientists and leaders, and to produce a highly-skilled workforce for food, agriculture, natural resources, forestry, and environmental systems through programs that: (1) address a State, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support. Applications are due April 10, 2014. Approximately $4.77 million is available in funding. A 25% cost share is required. HEC-funded project must primarily focus on baccalaureate or higher level education. CONTACT: Edwin Lewis, 202/690-4565. Email: elewis@nifa.usda.gov .

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Grant Program: Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program
FON: USDA-NIFA-SAECP-004424
Next Deadline: April 3, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to recruit, cultivate, and develop the next generation of scientists and leaders, and to produce a highly-skilled workforce for food, agriculture, natural resources, forestry, and environmental systems through projects that: focus on improving the quality of academic instruction within the K-14 system in order to recruit and retain a greater number of qualified and diverse graduates who are either: (a) capable of entering the agricultural sciences workforce with occupational competencies expected by employers, or (b) encouraged to pursue an advanced degree within the food, agricultural and human sciences. Approximately $900,000 is available in funding. A 25% cost share is required. SPECA-funded project must primarily focus on any of the K-14 grade levels. CONTACT: SPECA Program Officer, 202/720-1973. Email: SPEC@nifa.usda.gov .

Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior (DoI); Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Grant Program: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - Joint Venture Habitat Restoration and Protection
FON: F14AS00074
Next Deadline: March 28, 2014
Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals to fund projects which support long-term habitat restoration, enhancement, or protection, for the conservation of native Great Lakes fish and wildlife populations, particularly migratory birds. Proposals are due March 28, 2014. Approximately $1 million is available to support awards between $25,000 and $300,000 to support projects lasting no more than 18 to 24 months. Awards require 25% matching. Eligibility is limited to state agencies and non-federal conservation organizations but opportunities exist for collaboration with colleges and universities. Projects must take place in the Great Lakes watershed which includes parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, as defined in this map, http://www.acjv.org./BCR_13/GLbasin.pdf  CONTACT: MN, WI, MI, IL, OH: Barbara Jones, 612/713-5433. Email: Barbara_jones@fws.gov .

Sponsor: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Grant Program: 2014 National Geological
FON: FON: G14AS00026
Next Deadline: March 27, 2014
Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to archive geologic, geophysical, and engineering data, maps, well logs, and samples; provide a national catalog of such archival material; and provide technical and financial assistance related to the archival material. Approximately $590,000 is available to fund 20 to 35 applications. Grant funds must be matched 1:1 with non-Federal dollars (direct and indirect costs). Since many State geological surveys are organized under a state university system, such universities may submit an application on behalf of the State geological survey. CONTACT: Margaret Eastman, 703/648-7366. Email: mrussell@usgs.gov .

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)
Grant Program: NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2014
FON: NOAA-OAR-SG-2014-2003987
Next Deadline: Pre-proposals are due February 21, 2014. Proposals are due May 5, 2014
Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture. Aquaculture that occurs in the Great Lakes or its coastal zone is eligible for this competition. Pre-proposals are due February 21, 2014. Proposals are due May 5, 2014 to the state Sea Grant Program. Approximately up to $3 million is available. CONTACT: Gene Kim, 301/734-1281. Email: oar.hq.sg.aquaculture@noaa.gov .

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD); Department of the Army; Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Grant Program: 2014 Broad Agency Announcement
FON: W912HZ-14-BAA-01
Next Deadline: Pre-proposals and proposals are due anytime until January 31, 2015.
Grants.gov  
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals for conducting 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. Pre-proposals and proposals are due anytime until January 31, 2015. CONTACT: Contacts vary by each topic.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior (DoI); Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Grant Program: NAWCA-14-USSTANDARD-623 (U.S. Standard Grants Program)
FON: F14AS00048
Next Deadline: February, 28, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov 
Abstract: Notice seeking applications matching grants that support public-private partnerships to carry out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Act). These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. Applications are due February, 28, 2014 and July 8, 2014. Approximately $41 million is available for awards. Projects must have a one to one match. CONTACT: David Buie, 301/497-5870. Email: david_buie@fws.gov .

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Grant Program: Fiscal Year 2014 Pollution Prevention Grant Program
FON: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-002
Next Deadline: March 20, 2014.
Solicitation, Grants.gov 
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to assist state and tribal governments to encourage businesses to adopt environmental strategies and solutions that significantly reduce or eliminate waste from the source. Approximately $4.1 million is available to states and tribes for one year. Colleges and universities are not eligible to apply as lead institutions, but can serve as partners. CONTACT: Contacts vary by region.

Results of January 2014 Search for Opportunities:

 

Sponsor:Advertising Educational Foundation
Grant Program:Visiting Professor Program
Next Deadline:Jan 31, 2014
http://www.aef.com/on_campus/professor/vpp
Abstract: Supports the exchange of ideas between academia and industry, plus an on-the-job experience at an advertising agency. Two-week program will begin with agency orientations followed by internships. Approximately 15 professors in the liberal arts will be placed with agencies in New York, Chicago and other major cities. Eligibility limited to U.S. professors teaching liberal arts, advertising, marketing and communications. Host agencies pay housing and per diem. Annual deadline: 1/31. See http://www.aef.com/on_campus/professor/vpp for details. Email: sh@aef.com.  Contact: Sharon Hudson, VP and Program Manager, 212/986-8060 (ext. 15), 220 East 42nd Street, Suite 3300, New York, NY 10017.

Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Grant Program: Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options
Next Deadline: Mar 07, 2014
PCORI Opportunity
Abstract: Supports research studies that compare the effectiveness of two or more strategies prevention, treatment, screening, diagnosis or management that have not been adequately studied against alternative options. Topics are not limited to medical or surgical therapy and may include a range of strategies including self-care. Emphasis is on studies conducted in typical clinical populations considering the full range of patient-centered outcomes. Deadlines refer to required LOIs. Email: pfa@pcori.org. Contact: PCORI Staff, 1828 L Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, 202/627-1884

Sponsor : National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); Division of Education Programs
Grant Program: Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers
Next Deadline: March 4, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Seeking applications to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art, music, and related subjects in the humanities. ACTION: Applications are due March 4, 2014. Awards for Landmarks Workshops will range between $150,000 and $180,000, assuming that a one-week session costs approximately $75,000 to $90,000. CONTACT: Division of Education Programs, 202/606-8380. Email: landmarks@neh.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grant Program: Cooperative Agreements for Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health (Short Title: Project LAUNCH)
Next Deadline: March 3, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to promote the wellness of young children from birth to 8 years by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development. Approximately $10.2 million is available to support 13 awards for five years. Colleges and universities are not eligible to apply as lead institutions, but can serve as partners to State and territorial governments (Title V or lead Children?s Mental Health Agency); and Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations. CONTACT: Jennifer Oppenheim, 240/276-1862. Email: launch.rfa@samhsa.hhs.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Grant Program: Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program - Veteran's Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (VBSDN)
FON: HRSA-14-071
Next Deadline: February 18, 2014
Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking projects that will: Incorporate career ladder development for veterans into an existing BSN program; Develop programs and/or methods to assess veteran competencies that are eligible for awarding of nursing academic credit. Potential credits for these programs may be based on veteran’s leadership skills and/or prior health care training and experience; Address physical, emotional, and environmental issues that may be unique to veterans that could potentially impact learning, negatively interfere with program completion, and deter gainful employment in nursing after graduation; Include faculty development activities to enhance faculty understanding of military culture and teaching strategies that address the unique needs of veterans both in and outside of the classroom; and Include mentorship and other supportive services that address the unique challenges that veterans face when transitioning to civilian life. Approximately $2.8 million is available to support eight awards. Accredited schools of nursing are eligible to apply. CONTACT: Marian Smithey, 301/443-3831. Email: MSmithey@hrsa.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD); Department of the Air Force (AF); Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
Grant Program: Space Vehicles (RV) University Grants Program Air Force -- Research Lab — Department of Defense
Next Deadline: Applications are due the 15th of each month.
Grants.gov
Abstract:Notice seeking U.S. and U.S. territory universities and colleges to propose grants for space-based basic and applied research that are of interest to the DoD. The objective is to encourage students and professors interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to help meet long-term national defense needs of the U.S. for personnel proficient in STEM. ACTION: Applications are due the 15th of each month. Approximately $20 million is available to support 150 awards. Program expires in five years or when the ceiling value is expended. CONTACT: Jacqueline Howard, Email: jacqueline.howard.2@us.af.mil

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Grant Program: Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants
Next Deadline: February 13, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field, with a focus on solid and hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater-related training. Approximately $2.4 million is available to support up to 12 awards. CONTACT: Joseph Bruss, Email: bruss.joseph@epa.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Grant Program: Projects to Improve Air Quality at Ports 2013 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding Opportunity
Next Deadline: February 13, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, from fleets operating at marine and inland water ports. For a list of eligible project counties and areas, visit www.epa.gov/otaq/ports/documents/fy13-ports-county-area-list.pdf. Proposals are due February 13, 2014. Approximately $4 million is available for two to five awards to support projects lasting up to 29 months. Only public port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation and air quality at a marine or inland water port are eligible, but opportunities exist for collaboration with colleges and universities. Contact: Faye Swift, 202-343-9147 or Email: swift.faye@epa.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Office of Environmental Education
Grant Program: Environmental Education Model Grants -- Solicitation Notice for 2013
Next Deadline: February 4, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to provide money to support environmental education projects that increase the public's awareness about environmental issues and provide them with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. Applications are due February 4, 2014. Approximately $2.78 million is available to support 22 to 32 awards. Contact Ginger Potter, email: EEgrants@epa.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Grant Program: Advanced Nursing Education Program
Next Deadline: January 28, 2014
Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications for advanced nursing education programs that address the health care needs of persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCC). Eligible applicants should describe how these advanced nursing education programs will be incorporated into an interprofessional education (IPE) model. Approximately $16.1 million is available to support 43 awards. Contact Call Center, 877-464-4772 or Email: CallCenter@HRSA.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Grant Program: Fiscal Year 2014 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics
Next Deadline: January 24, 2014
Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking applications for three-year PhD fellowships for students interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. Approximately $38,500 is available in support of the first year of each of two new fellowships. Contact Terry Smith, 301-734-1084 or Email: Terry.Smith@noaa.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC); National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Grant Program: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
Next Deadline: February 14, 2014
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals that will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with internationally known NIST scientists, to expose them to cutting-edge research, and to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering. Approximately $982,800 is available to in support. Contact- SURF Boulder: Joseph Magee, 303-497-3298 or Email: joe.magee@nist.gov SURF Gaithersburg: Anita Sweigert, 301-975-4201 or Email: anita.sweigert@nist.gov

 

 

 

Results of November 2013 Search for Opportunities:


Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Grant Program:Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)
Next Deadline:Feb. 25, 2014
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/area.htm
Abstract: Supports renewable awards (R15) up to $300,000/three years for projects in biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty and students from institutions that have not been major recipients of NIH funds. Goal is to strengthen institutional research environment and support active involvement of undergraduate (preferred) and graduate students in research. Students may be paid full time during summer and/or part-time during the semester. NIMHD and NCATS do not participate. Annual deadlines: 2/25, 6/25, 10/25. PA expires 9/8/16. See website Email:brown1@od.nih.gov CFDA Number:93.113

Sponsor:American Honda Foundation
Grant Program:Grants Program (Youth, Prenatal - 21)
Next Deadline:Feb. 01, 2014
http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf
Abstract: Supports projects that meet the needs of youth, especially minority students. Projects have included job training and math, science, technology, and environmental education improvement, including curriculum development. Emphasis is on broad, innovative, and forward-thinking projects with national scope. Annual deadlines: 2/1, 5/1, 8/1, and 11/1. Grants range between $20,000 to $75,000. Limited submission: one application permitted per 12 month period.

Sponsor:Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Program:AmeriCorps State and National
Next Deadline:Dec. 11, 2013
http://tinyurl.com/njklpue
Abstract: AmeriCorps National grants are designed to address community needs through the assistance of individuals who commit to a term of service of 300 to 1700 hours per year. Several grants offered with slightly differing objectives. Focus areas are Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families. Deadline refers to required notices of intent.; full applications are due 1/22/14. See website for details. Email: americorpsnational@cns.gov CFDA Number:94.006

Sponsor:Institute of Museum and Library Services
Grant Program:National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Next Deadline:Feb. 03, 2014
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/nationalLeadership.shtm
Abstract:Provides $50,000 - $500,000 for up to three years for creative library projects that serve as national models; up to $50,000 for planning grants; and up to $100,000 for National Forum Grants. Applicants may apply individually or as partners. Museums may apply only in partnership with an eligible library applicant, with the library applicant as the lead. A 1:1 match is required for requests over $250,000. Cost sharing of at least 1/3 encouraged for requests under $250,000. Priorities are: Advancing Digital Resources, Research, and Demonstration. Email: kmitchell@imls.gov See website for details. CFDA Number:45.312

Sponsor:National Education Association Foundation
Grant Program:NEA Foundation Grants
Next Deadline:Feb. 01, 2014
http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/
Abstract:Provides grants to improve academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject areas. Student Achievement Grants (up to $5,000) support initiatives to improve academic achievement. Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development--$2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups. Higher education faculty and staff may apply. Annual deadlines: 2/1, 6/1 and 10/15. See website for details. Email: jgraytock@nea.org

Sponsor:Spencer Foundation
Grant Program:Research Grant Program
Next Deadline:Feb. 06, 2014
http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/how-to-apply
Abstract:Foundation focuses on four areas: Education and Social Opportunity; Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Institutions; Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources; and Purposes and Values of Education. Also accepts field-initiated proposals outside these areas. Small Research Grants (2/6) offer up to $50,000 for pilot research and the initial phases of larger investigations. Major Research Grants (3/14 is last deadline before program is restructured) support projects up to $500,000. Deadlines refer to required preliminary proposals. See website Email: abrinkman@spencer.org

Sponsor:National Institutes of Health
Grant Program:Research on Children in Military Families
Next Deadline:Feb. 05, 2014
See Website
Abstract:NICHD, NIDA, OBSSR and Office of Research on Women's Health support interdisciplinary studies and conferences (R01; R13; R21) on the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress and reintegration with the family on child social and affective development outcomes as well as on family functioning. Longitudinal prospective studies with diverse samples that address important gaps in the literature are highly encouraged. R01 annual deadlines: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5. Expires 5/8/14. R13 annual deadlines: 4/12; 8/12/ 12/12. Expires 9/8/16. See website CFDA Number:93.865 Contact: Valerie Maholmes, NICHD 6100 Executive Boulevard Bethesda, MD 20892-7510 301/496-1514

Sponsor:Retirement Research Foundation
Grant Program:General Research
Next Deadline:Feb. 01, 2014
http://www.rrf.org/grants
Abstract:Supports services, education, research, and advocacy projects related to the elderly and their retirement. Priority projects have regional or national impact. Requests for support of projects focusing on advocacy, research, education or training will be considered from anywhere in the U.S. Funding for direct service projects with no potential to change practice, policy, or delivery systems limited to nonprofit agencies in IL, IN, IA, KY, MO, WI FL. If considering a multi-year request, contact foundation staff before submitting proposal. Decisions made four months after each deadline. Annual deadlines: 2/1; 5/1; 8/1. See website for details. Email: info@rrf.org CFDA Number:N/A Contact: Julie Kaufman, Senior Program Officer 8765 West Higgins Road Suite 430 Chicago, IL 60631-4170 773/714-8080

Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Grant Program:Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
Next Deadline:Feb. 04, 2014 (target date)
http://tinyurl.com/p2v3lms
Abstract:Supports projects that build on both fundamental research in undergraduate STEM education and prior research and development that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed efforts. Proposals should describe projects that build on available evidence and theory, and generate evidence and build knowledge to increase an understanding of effective undergraduate STEM teaching and learning for building the STEM workforce of tomorrow. See website for details. Email: mboylan@nsf.gov

Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Grant Program:Energy for Sustainability
Next Deadline:Feb. 20, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501026
Abstract: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 deadline: proposal window is 1/15-2/20. See website for details. Email: ragupta@nsf.gov

Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Grant Program:Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Next Deadline:Jan. 14, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793
Abstract:Program invests in research and development of innovative and field-advancing out-of-school STEM learning and emerging STEM learning environments. Researchers new to the field or researchers with new concepts were strongly encouraged to submit preliminary proposals by 8/14/12. The AISL program supports five types of projects: Pathways; Research in Service to Practice; Innovations in Development; Broad Implementation; and Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops. See website for details. Email: DRLAISL@nsf.gov CFDA Number:47.076

Sponsor:American Museum of Natural History
Grant Program:Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
Next Deadline:Feb. 01, 2014
http://www.amnh.org/our-research/richard-gilder-graduate-school/academics-and-research/fellowship-and-grant-opportunities
Abstract:Provides fellowships and research grants across several disciplines: comparative biology, anthropology, invertebrate zoology, paleontology, physical sciences (astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences), and vertebrate zoology. Programs available for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers with varying award amounts and deadlines. See website for details. Email: Fellowships-rggs@amnh.org

Sponsor:American Political Science Association
Grant Program:Small Research Grant Program (non-Ph.D. granting institutions)
Next Deadline:Feb. 07, 2014
http://www.apsanet.org/content_9222.cfm
Abstract:Supports APSA members to conduct research in all areas of political science. The intent of these grants is to support the research of political scientists who are not employed at Ph.D. granting institutions and to help further the careers of these scholars. Applicants must be APSA members. Awards do not exceed $2,500. Many recipients also managed to use APSA support as seed money to obtain additional grant funding. Applications will open 12/2/13. See website for details. Email: grants@apsanet.org or rhouston@apsanet.org

Sponsor:Mathematics Travel and Mentoring Grants for Women Researchers
Grant Program:Association for Women in Mathematics
Next Deadline:Feb. 01, 2014
http://www.awm-math.org/travelgrants.html
Abstract: Travel grants for women mathematics researchers & educators (annual deadlines 2/1, 5/1, & 10/1) enable women to attend selected conferences in fields supported by the National Science Foundation's Mathematical Sciences Division. Maximum of $1,750 is available for domestic travel & $2,300 for foreign travel. Mathematics research (& education research) mentoring travel grants for women (annual deadline 2/1) provide up to seven awards of up to $5,000 each to help junior women researchers develop long-term working relationships with senior mathematicians. Other awards offered. See website for details Email: jennifer@awm-math.org

Sponsor:Carnegie Institution of Washington
Grant Program:Summer Intern Program in Geoscience
Next Deadline:Feb. 28, 2014
https://www.gl.ciw.edu/static/groups/summerscholars/apply.html
Abstract: Supports 10-week summer internships during which undergraduate students conduct individual research projects with guidance from a DTM or Geophysical Laboratory staff member. Eligible research areas are Experimental Petrology, Mineralogy, Seismology, Planetary Geology, Astronomy, Mineral Physics, Biogeochemistry, Geochemistry, and Cosmochemistry. Interns receive a $4,500 stipend. See website for details. Email: s.gramsch@gl.ciw.edu

Sponsor:Field Museum of Natural History
Grant Program:Visiting Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Undergraduate Internships
Next Deadline:Jan. 31, 2014
http://fieldmuseum.org/about/research-scholarships-and-grants
Abstract: Supports use of the Field Museum collections, with a preference for projects in anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology. Awards are for travel and subsistence for students and professionals (for short-term support) and for extended visits by distinguished scientists. Visiting Scholarship applications are due 11/1/13. Graduate Fellowship applications are due 1/31/14. Undergraduate Internship April 2013 applications have been suspended (check in early 2014 for more details). See website for details. Email: rlucking@fieldmuseum.org

Sponsor:Geological Society of America
Grant Program:Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research Grants
Next Deadline:Feb. 03, 2014
http://www.geosociety.org/grants/
Abstract: Graduate Student Research Grants provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students enrolled in universities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Undergraduate Student Research Grants (deadlines vary by region) support individual research by sophomore or junior undergraduates. Applicants must be GSA members. Annual deadline: 2/1 (FY 14 deadline 2/3 due to weekend). On 12/9/13 contact changes to Ms. Jamie Recio. See website for details. Email: dlorenz@geosociety.org Email: jrecio@geosociety.org

Sponsor:Hudson River Foundation
Grant Program:Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships
Next Deadline:Feb. 11, 2014 (tentative)
http://www.hudsonriver.org/
Abstract: Supports research and dissemination projects on science, ecology, education, and public policy issues relevant to the Hudson River. Hudson River Fund pre-proposals (last deadline 11/12/12) Graduate Fellowships (3/18/13) provide stipends of up to $11,000 for masters and and up to $15,000 for doctoral students, plus $1,000 incidental research funding. Tibor T. Polgar Summer Fellowships (2/11/13) provide up to $3,800, plus $1,000 in research funding, for undergraduate and graduate students. Additional opportunities are available. Foundation expects FY 14 deadlines to be similar to FY 13. See website for updates. Email: info@hudsonriver.org

Sponsor:National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Grant Program:Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program
Next Deadline:Feb. 2014 (tentative)
http://www.nfwf.org/fivestar/Pages/home.aspx
Abstract: Supports diverse local partnerships for wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration. Awards range from $10,000 to $40,000. Projects must include restoration, education, and measurement components. Project sites may be public parks, streams, school campuses, or corporate facilities accessible to the public. Minimum 1:1 match required. RFP is expected to be released in November. See website for updates. Email: Cclingan@naco.org

Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Grant Program:Environmental Engineering
Next Deadline:Feb. 20, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501029
Abstract: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. Annual deadline: proposal window is 1/15-2/20. See website for details. Email: wjcooper@nsf.gov

Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Grant Program:Environmental Sustainability
Next Deadline:Feb. 20, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501027
Abstract: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. Annual deadline: proposal window is 1/15-2/20. See website for details. Email: bhamilto@nsf.gov

Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Grant Program:Fundamental Research for Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers
Next Deadline:Feb 05, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503434
Abstract:Supports industry-defined fundamental research proposals 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. Annual deadline: proposals due first Wednesday in February. See website for details. Email: rdasqupt@nsf.gov

Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Grant Program:Marine Geology and Geophysics
Next Deadline:Feb. 15, 2014 (target date)
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11726
Abstract:Supports research on all aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins, and the Great Lakes, including structure, tectonic evolution, and volcanic activity of the ocean basins, the continental margins, the mid-ocean ridges, and island arc systems; processes controlling exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater and ocean rocks; marine sediments; past ocean circulation patterns and climates; and interactions of continental and marine geologic processes. Annual deadlines: target dates are 2/15 and 8/15. Email: bhaq@nsf.gov See website for details. CFDA Number:47.050

Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Grant Program:Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
Next Deadline:Jan. 23, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/mri/
Abstract:Supports acquisition & development of shared instrumentation to increase access to shared scientific & engineering instruments for research & research training. Proposals for inter- &/or intra-organizational instrumentation use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions. Awards range from $100,000 to $4 million. Limited submission: three proposals per institution per competition. Cost-sharing of 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions. Annual deadline: fourth Thursday in January. See website for details. CFDA Number:47.074

Sponsor:National Wildlife Federation
Grant Program:Campus Ecology Fellowships (Graduate and Undergraduate Students)
Next Deadline:Feb. 2014 (tentative)
http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology.aspx
Abstract:Provides up to $1,000 to allow students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future through tangible projects that confront global warming on campus and in the community. Fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts. Next competition anticipated in February, deadline not yet set. See website for updates. Email: campus@nwf.org

Sponsor:Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Grant Program:Student Scholarships (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Next Deadline:Feb. 01, 2014 (tentative)
http://www.smeef.org/scholarships/
Abstract:Supports graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students working toward degrees in manufacturing engineering, manufacturing engineering technology, or a closely related manufacturing field of study at a U.S. college or university. Successful applicants receive a minimum award of $1,000. About 100 scholarships awarded annually. Applications will open in November. Annual deadline: 2/1. See website for details. Email: kcarter@SME.org

Sponsor:U.S. Department of Agriculture
Grant Program:Technical Assistance and Training Grant
Next Deadline:Jan. 31, 2014
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWP-wwtat.htm
Abstract:Supports grants to non-profit organizations to provide technical assistance and/or training to associations on a wide range of issues relating to delivery of water and waste disposal services. Assistance is available to identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste disposal problems, to improve operation and maintenance of existing water and waste disposal facilities and to assist associations in preparing applications for water and waste disposal facilities in rural areas. Focus is on rural areas or cities and towns with a population of 10,000 or less. See website for details or email: water@wdc.usda.gov CFDA Number:10.761

Sponsor:U.S. Department of Commerce
Grant Program:Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
Next Deadline:Feb. 14, 2014
http://www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/
http://www.nist.gov/surfboulder/app.cfm
Abstract:Supports two separate 12-week internship program for undergraduates in pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering to provide hands-on research experience at a NIST lab in Maryland or Colorado. IHEs must apply and nominate students. Participating students must have a 3.0 or better and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. See websites for details. Email: sweigert@nist.gov

Sponsor:U.S. Department of Energy
Grant Program:DOE Scholars Program
Next Deadline:Jan. 12, 2014
http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/
Abstract:Offers summer internships (usually 10 weeks) with stipends of up to $650 per week depending on academic status to undergraduates, graduate students and post graduates at accredited IHEs. Majors accepted include: engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; business; policy; program management; math; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; and others. Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. See website for details. Email: doescholars@orise.orau.gov

Sponsor:U.S. Department of Energy
Grant Program:Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)
Next Deadline:Jan. 10, 2014
http://science.energy.gov/wdts/vfp/
Abstract:Program seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to DOE mission areas. Selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student). Applications are solicited annually; Student participation is optional. See website for details and other contacts. Email: karsjen@ameslab.gov

Sponsor:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Grant Program: P3 Award: A Student Design Competition for Sustainability
Next Deadline:Dec. 17, 2013
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2014/2014_p3.html
Abstract:Supports undergraduate and graduate teams at IHEs to create partnerships with public/private sectors. Grants awarded to research, develop and design sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. Interdisciplinary teams from multiple engineering departments and/or departments of chemistry, architecture, industrial design, business, economics, policy, social science, and others are encouraged. FY 14 projects may involve human subjects research. See website for details. Email: nolt-helms.cynthia@epa.gov CFDA Number:66.516

Sponsor:Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Grant Program:Fulbright International Education Administrators Program
Next Deadline:Feb. 01, 2014
http://www.cies.org/IEA/
Abstract:Supports international education professionals and senior university administrators in two-week summer seminars in various countries. Seminars introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems of these countries through visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and officials, cultural events, and briefings on education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have significant responsibility for international programs and activities. Annual deadlines: 2/1 (France and Germany), 8/1 (India), 11/1 (Japan and Korea), or United Kingdom (offered during odd years). See website for details. Email: asquitieri@iie.org

Sponsor:German Marshall Fund of the United States
Grant Program:Transatlantic Fellowship and Exchange Programs
Next Deadline:Feb. 01, 2014 (tentative)
http://www.gmfus.org/grants-fellowships/
Abstract:Brings Americans and Europeans together to increase understanding and to build transatlantic networks among the political, media, business, and nonprofit communities. GMF supports a range of program including Transatlantic Academy Fellowship (accepts applications in September only) which offer nine month post-doctoral fellowships in the humanities at universities and research institutes in Germany and the U.S.; and the Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellowship (Early February 2014 deadline). Other programs also available with varying application processes and deadlines. See website for updates.

Sponsor:Russell Sage Foundation
Grant Program:Research and Scholar Programs
Next Deadline:Feb. 15, 2014
http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply
Abstract:Supports research exclusively in the social sciences. Project Awards of $35,000-$200,000 support basic social science research to improve social policies. Letters of intent are required by 2/15 and 7/1. Research Programs include: Social Inequality, Immigration, Future of Work, Behavioral Economics and Cultural Contact. Mainly supports analyzing existing data, not data collection. Also available: Visiting Scholar positions (9/30) and Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics/Consumer Finance (applications accepted anytime). See website for details. Email: info@rsage.org

Sponsor:U.S. Department of State
Grant Program:Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Secondary Educators
Next Deadline:Dec. 18, 2013
http://exchanges.state.gov/grants/open2.html
Abstract:Supports design and implementation of six-week institutes. These Institutes should provide a multinational group of experienced educators with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. Some institutes are for groups of 18 foreign university level faculty focusing on different topics; while others are a general survey course on the study of the U.S. for a group of 30 foreign secondary educators. In FY 14, $3.9 million is available for five awards. See website for details. Email: MarreroJA@state.gov CFDA Number:19.401

Results of October 2013 Search for Opportunities:


Sponsor: US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); Multiple Institutes
Grant Program: Modeling Social Behavior (R01)
Next Deadline: Feb. 5, 2014
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=244493
Abstract: Notice seeking applications for developing and testing innovative theories and computational, mathematical, or engineering approaches to deepen scientific understanding of complex social behavior. Program expires January 8, 2017. The project period is for five years.

Sponsor: Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Grant Program: Grants Program (Solicited and Unsolicited Proposals)
Next Deadline: Jan. 5, 2014
http://erefdn.org/index.php/grants/proposal
Abstract: Supports research and education on solid waste management, greater sustainability, good environmental stewardship, higher process efficiency and increased knowledge. Solicited proposals must respond to annual research agendas. Funds projects averaging $100,000. Annual deadlines for solicited proposals: 1/5, 7/15. Annual deadlines for unsolicited proposals: required pre-applications 5/21, 10/1.

Sponsor: Field Museum of Natural History
Grant Program: Visiting Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Undergraduate Internships
Next Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013
http://fieldmuseum.org/about/research-scholarships-and-grants
Abstract: Supports use of the Field Museum collections, with a preference for projects in anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology. Awards are for travel and subsistence for students and professionals (for short-term support) and for extended visits by distinguished scientists. Visiting scholarship applications are due 11/1/13. Graduate Fellowship last deadline was 2/1/13. Undergraduate Internships are unlikely to be offered next year. 2014 budget is not yet finalized; announcements expected soon for other programs.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB)
Next Deadline: Jan. 10, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13544
Abstract: Supports the generation of extended time series of biological and environmental data that address ecological and evolutionary processes. Researchers must have collected at least six years of previous data and must present a cohesive conceptual rationale or framework for 10 years. Questions or hypotheses outlined in this conceptual framework must guide an initial five-year proposal and subsequent renewal. Annual deadline: 1/10 refers to required preliminary proposals. Invited full proposals due 8/1.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Research in Engineering Education
Next Deadline: Jan. 23, 2014
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503584
Abstract: Supports research on diversifying pathways to and through engineering degree programs; understanding how to increase the diffusion and impact of engineering education research; understanding engineering education in broader, organizing frameworks such as innovation, globalization, complex engineered systems, to increase understanding of how engineering students learn and discover. Annual deadlines: proposals due the fourth Thursday in January and the third Thursday in September.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Social Psychology
Next Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014 (Target Date)
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5712
Abstract: Supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations, group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, the social psychology of health, and the psychophysiological correlates of social behavior. Annual deadlines: target dates are 1/15 and 7/15.

Sponsor: US Department of Energy
Grant Program: Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program
Next Deadline: Jan. 2014 (Tentative)
http://scgf.orau.gov/
Abstract: Supports students pursuing graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer and computational sciences & environmental sciences relevant to DOE's Office of Science. This is a three-year award, providing partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution. FY 14 FOA expected with deadlines similar to FY 13.

Sponsor: US Department of Energy
Grant Program: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
Next Deadline: Jan. 10, 2014 (Tentative)
http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/
Abstract: Program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at DOE National Laboratories. Interns perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects related to ongoing programs. Appointments are for 10 weeks in the summer, 16 weeks in the spring and fall. Agency expects similar January deadline for Summer 2014.

Sponsor: Wisconsin Humanities Council (WHC)
Grant Program: Mini-Grants (Up to $2,000USD)
Next Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013
http://www.wisconsinhumanities.org/grants_supguide.html
Mini Grants are up to $2,000. All grants require matching funds that are equal to or greater than the amount requested from the WHC. Matching funds may be cash or in-kind. Funds from the WHC may be requested for such reasonable project-related expenses as honoraria for humanities experts, per diem and travel expenses for project personnel, printing and publicity, telephone, facility rental, and materials necessary for the project. Requirements: nonprofit, Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional; Citizenship or Residency: United States; Activity location: Wisconsin.
Abstract: The WHC awards grants for projects that bring together community members and humanities experts in ways that use the knowledge and methods of the humanities to enrich individuals' lives and the civic life of communities Eligible projects must: - be firmly rooted in the humanities, although they may also involve the sciences, social sciences, and the arts when humanities approaches are taken to these fields; - involve humanities experts as active participants in project planning; - emerge from a demonstrable community interest and show community support; - be designed for a general audience (i.e. not a college or university audience); - encourage reflection and invite thoughtful conversation. Priority will be given to projects that promise to reach participants who have limited access to cultural programs.
Eligibility: Any non-profit organization in the state of Wisconsin, or ad hoc group that is formed for the purpose of implementing an eligible public humanities project, may apply for funding. Ad hoc groups do not need to be incorporated or have formal tax-exempt status. Priority will be given to proposals from organizations with annual budgets of less than $1 million, and projects built on collaboration among two or more organizations or institutions.

Sponsor: Wisconsin Humanities Council (WHC)
Grant Program: Major Grants (up to $10,000USD)
Next Deadline: Dec. 15, 2013
http://www.wisconsinhumanities.org/grants_supguide.html
Requirements: Nonprofit; Activity location: Wisconsin.
Abstract: The WHC awards grants for projects that bring together community members and humanities experts in ways that use the knowledge and methods of the humanities to enrich individuals' lives and the civic life of communities Eligible projects must - be firmly rooted in the humanities, although they may also involve the sciences, social sciences, and the arts when humanities approaches are taken to these fields; - involve humanities experts as active participants in project planning; - emerge from a demonstrable community interest and show community support; - be designed for a general audience (i.e., not a college or university audience); and - encourage reflection and invite thoughtful conversation.
Eligibility: Any nonprofit organization in the state of Wisconsin, or ad hoc group that is formed for the purpose of implementing an eligible public humanities project, may apply for funding. Ad hoc groups do not need to be incorporated or have formal tax-exempt status.

Sponsor: Wisconsin Humanities Council (WHC)
Grant Program: Media Grants (up to 15,000USD)
Next Deadline: Varies
http://www.wisconsinhumanities.org/grants_supguide.html
The WHC will consider media proposals submitted for the following three phases of a media project. No project may receive grants for more than two of these three phases. 1. Development grants of not more than $5,000 will support activities such as scholarly research, preparation of a treatment or script, and budget preparation. 2. Production grants of up to $10,000 may support production expenses for projects that have secured or have documented commitments for all other funding (i.e., the WHC's grant funds will comprise the final production or publication funds necessary). Proposals requesting production funds must provide a distribution plan. That distribution plan must include one or more events (such as public screenings, broadcasts, lectures, readings, or exhibitions), or other opportunities (such as websites or distribution to libraries) through which the project will reach a significant public audience free of charge. Television or radio projects seeking production funds must be of a length, format and technical quality suitable for broadcast and/or webcast. 3. Distribution grants of up to $5,000 should aid in the distribution of a media project to a substantial, diverse audience.
Abstract: The WHC awards mini- and major grants to support the development, production and distribution of media projects that bring rich humanities content to large, diverse public audiences. To this end, the WHC requires that humanities scholars be involved in shaping the content of media projects at every stage. Scholars' participation should, for example, be included in activities such as research, the selection or review of content, review of treatments, outlines or scripts, evaluation of the final production, and public discussions once a project is distributed. Media projects include but are not limited to: film, video, television, radio, photography, CD, DVD, website productions, and print media publication. The Humanities include archaeology; cultural anthropology; art history, theory and criticism; ethics; ethnic studies; folklore; history; jurisprudence; languages; linguistics; literature; philosophy; religious studies; women's studies; historical or philosophical approaches to the social sciences.
Eligibility: Individual producers of media projects must contract with a Wisconsin non-profit organization or institution that will serve as the sponsoring organization. It need not be incorporated or have formal tax-exempt status If an individual producer is a resident of Wisconsin, the project's content need not be specific to the state. Media producers from outside Wisconsin may apply if their project has some connection or relevance to Wisconsin and if a Wisconsin non-profit agrees to serve as their sponsoring organization.

Sponsor: Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
Grant Program: Strategic Grants
Next Deadline: Nov 1, 2013
http://www.womensfundfvr.org/html/grants.php
Amount: There is no limit, but total funding for Grants is $40,000; Requirements: Academic Institution, Graduate Student, New Faculty/New Investigator, Nonprofit, Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional, Undergraduate Student; Citizenship or Residency: United States; Activity location: Wisconsin.
Abstract: The Fund is committed to strategically addressing community needs. Its current strategic focus is to improve economic security for females of all ages. Proposals must address the economic security of women and girls and positively impact at least one of these key areas: - Educational attainment - Employment/skills training - Financial security for older adult women - Improved access to employment, increased wages, and employer provided benefits. Priority will be given to those programs which incorporate one of the following Social Change Indicators to address root causes of female poverty: - Shifts in Definition: The issue is defined differently in the community or larger society. - Shifts in Behavior: People are behaving differently in the community or larger society. - Shifts in Engagement: People in the community or society are more engaged. - Shifts in Policies: An institutional, organizational or legislative policy or practice has changed. - Current Position Maintained: Past gains have been maintained. Projects must benefit women and girls in Calumet, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, or Northern Winnebago Counties.
Eligibility: To be eligible for a grant the organization must be a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code, section 501(c)(3). However, agencies or informal groups without 501(c)(3) status may use another tax-exempt, not for profit agency as their fiscal agent. Collaborative programs and partnerships among organizations are highly encouraged and will be given priority. Organizations which have previously been funded by the Women's Fund will be considered only if required interim and final reports have been submitted as requested.

Sponsor: Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
Grant Program: Project Grants
Next Deadline: February 3, 2014
http://www.womensfundfvr.org/html/grants.php
There is no funding limit, but the total funding available for 2014 is $20,000. The average grant size since 1997 is $3,750. Requirements:Graduate Student, New Faculty/New Investigator, Nonprofit, Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional, Undergraduate Student; Citizenship or Residency: United States; Activity location: Wisconsin.
Abstract: The Fund provides grants for programs that inspire women and girls to flourish personally, economically and professionally. Meaningful projects of all sizes will be considered. Innovative approaches and projects with limited access to other funding are encouraged. Grant applicants should address one or more of these funding priorities: - Women and girls live in safety. - Women and girls meet their basic needs for living, including food, shelter, and access to health care. - Women and girls have the knowledge, opportunity, and self-determination to be economically self-sufficient. - Women and girls have opportunities to pursue their dreams and achieve their potential. - Women and girls learn about and recognize the value of philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. Projects must benefit women and girls in Calumet, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, or Northern Winnebago Counties.
Eligibility: Organizations must be tax-exempt, not-for-profit organizations under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3); however, agencies or informal groups without 501(c)(3) status may use other tax-exempt, non-for-profit agencies as their fiscal agents. The Fund will not fund the same project or program for more than 3 consecutive years.

Sponsor: Carolyn Foundation
Grant Program: Environmental Grant
Next Deadline: Feb 01, 2014
http://www.carolynfoundation.org/index.asp?page_seq=13
Amount: Upper $25,000USD Lower $15,000USD. The typical grant size is based on a one year funding commitment. Recently, most grants have been in the $15,000-$25,000 range. Funding begins in January 2014.
Abstract: Environmental grantmaking has been a key priority of the Foundation for the past 30 years. The Foundation believes that climate change is the critical environmental issue for this generation, that immediate action is required, that policy and economics will drive timely change, and that focus can amplify impact. The Foundation's current priority is to support groups working in the Upper Midwest 5 state area (ND, SD, MN, WI, IA) to address climate change. It is not accepting other types of proposals at this time. For example, it will fund solutions oriented programs that: - Mobilize Citizen/ Community Action: programs that organize people to take a stand on an issue and bring about specific change. Measurements would include both the numbers of people and outcomes of efforts. - Policy Education: programs that inform and educate policy makers, implementors and/or general public about the implications of various policy decisions. Key measurement would relate to the impact of such education changing minds, firming up commitments and making positive change. - Administrative Action: working with public utility regulators and others charged with writing the rules and policies to implement legislative actions. Key issues will include timing, aggressiveness, enforcement, etc. - Sustainable Business/ Community Solutions Pilot Projects: Test projects of promising ideas that if successful would have broad replication opportunities across the region and beyond. We are looking for ideas that have not been tried and/or successfully implemented elsewhere, including beyond our region. Special consideration for model programs: The Foundation is not generally interested in funding stand alone implementation projects such as local renewable energy or energy efficiency programs. An exception may be made for unique projects addressing a specific issue for which a pilot project is needed. In this case applicants will need to demonstrate the need for the pilot; that the issue hasn't been successfully addressed elsewhere; and a plan for sharing and replicating the results. Because environmental systems are interconnected, all environmental proposals must: - Address root causes and create sustainable solutions. - Demonstrate how the specific project links to a significant global environmental need. - Collaborate effectively with others in the community: government, non-government, foundation and private parties. - Create a measurable outcome. Given the three year funding bar, the Foundation is often most interested in situations where its one-time funds can fill a unique niche without creating an ongoing funding need. It will also be very interested in how a program will be sustained after its funding is completed. This is particularly true if the request is to add new staff.
Eligibility: Organizations with a history of funding from the Foundation who are now outside of the geographic and/or priority focus will not be funded. Applicants may apply three years after a successful application was submitted . If an organization successfully applied in July of 2008 for a grant made in January 2011, it may apply again in July of 2013 for potential funding in January 2014. If it applied in January 2011 and received a grant in June 2011, it may apply again in January of 2014 for a potential grant in July of 2014. This restriction is based on organization not program. If a proposal was rejected last cycle, the applicant may I apply again depending on the reason of rejection. However, the same foundation grant review committee reviews all the proposals submitted in a calendar year.

Sponsor: Arts Midwest
Next Deadline: April 4th, 2014
http://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/paf
Limited submission: Organizations may submit one application.
Amount: Upper $4,000USD
Maximum award is generally $4,000. During the 2012-2013 funding cycle, Arts Midwest Touring Fund awarded over $345,000 to more than 150 presenting organizations across nine-states. All awards from the Arts Midwest Touring Fund must be used to offset the contracted fee of the artist for which the award has been made. Award funding may not be used for other purposes or costs. Engagements must take place between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.
Requirements: Academic Institution, Government, Nonprofit; Citizenship or Residency: United States; Activity location: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Iowa.
Abstract: Arts Midwest Touring Fund is a program of that engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater, and other performing arts forms. Inter-state touring and the engagement of… professional artists is central to the work of Arts Midwest. The program provides financial support to presenting organizations in the Midwest. Funded engagements feature public performances and in-depth outreach activities by professional touring artists that reach underserved audiences and foster exchanges between artists and Midwest communities. Arts Midwest Touring Fund grants are applied for by and made directly to presenting organizations (organizations that book artists to perform in their venues) in Arts Midwest's nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Engagements must present a professional performing artist of artistic excellence and merit specializing in the fine arts of dance, music, theater and other performing arts forms. Organizations may apply for any qualified artist from outside the applicant's state, including national or international artists. Applicants may not apply for the following: Engagements featuring artists appearing as part of benefits or fundraisers; or an entire festival or performance series (although organizations could apply for the engagement of one artist appearing as part of the festival or series). Arts Midwest Touring Fund gives priority to applications that meet one or more Star Project components, which are aligned with Arts Midwest's mission, values, and goals. Funding priority is based on the total number of stars for which an application qualifies. The omponents and the number of stars they are worth are as follows: - Engage a Performing Artist from the Midwest: Two stars - Deepen Participation with a Community Residency: One star - Provide Access to a Geographically Underserved Audience: One star - Engage a Special Population: One star.
Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements. - Be a nonprofit 501c(3) organization, a unit of state or local government, or a federally recognized tribal community or tribe. - Be located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. - Be a presenting organization that contracts with professional performing artists to bring an engagement to your community. - Have a minimum of two years' experience with presenting professional performing artists prior to completing the application. - Have complied fully with past reporting and crediting requirements of any program managed by Arts Midwest (including Arts Midwest Touring Fund, The Big Read, Arts Midwest World Fest, etc.).



Results of September 2013 Search for Opportunities:


Program: Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge
Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Next Deadline: Oct 16, 2013
Focuses on improving early learning and development programs for young children by supporting states' efforts to increase the number and percentage of disadvantaged children who are enrolled in high-quality early learning programs; design and implement an integrated system of high-quality early learning programs and services; and ensure that any use of assessments conforms with the recommendations of the National Research Council's reports on early childhood. Partnership opportunities exist for IHEs. In FY 14, $280 million is available. Email: tammy.proctor@ed.gov See http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-earlylearningchallenge/index.html CFDA Number:84.412 Contact: Tammy Proctor, Program Officer 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Room 3E334 Washington, DC 20202 202/453-6700

Program: Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants
Next Deadline: Nov 18, 2013 (tentative)
Agency: U.S. Department of the Interior
Supports public/private partnerships in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean that promote the long-term conservation of Neotropical migratory birds and their habitats. Support includes habitat management, research, monitoring, education, community involvement, outreach, ecotourism, and training. The average award has been around $100,000, with a range of $9,000 to $250,000. A 3:1 match is required. Applications deadline is tentatively mid-November; should be announced in September. See http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NMBCA/index.shtm for details. Email: Guy_B_Foulks@fws.gov CFDA Number:15.635Contact: Guy Foulks, Coordinato rU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service4401 North Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22203703/358-1944

Program: Grants Program in Nutrition (Education, Training, and Research)
Next Deadline: Dec 31, 2013 (target date)
Agency: Allen Foundation, Inc.
Supports education, training, and research projects in the area of human nutrition. The connections between diet and health remain a basic and primary priority. Other priorities include: nutritional education and training for new and expectant mothers, training for nutritional educators and trainers, dissemination. PIs from academic institutions must e full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Applications must be submitted online. Proposals received after the deadline will be considered the following year. See https://www.allenfoundation.org/commoninfo/aboutus.asp for details. Email: dbaum@allenfoundation.orgCFDA Number:N/A Contact: Dale Baum, Secretary P.O. Box 1606812 West Main Street Midland, MI 48641-1606989/832-5678

Program: Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)
Next Deadline: Nov 18, 2013
Agency: National Science Foundation
Provides support to an academic institution to partner with at least two small technology-based businesses that are not in direct competition with each other to carry out early translational-research activities. Active collaboration between academe and business could result in solutions with potential for an impact on more than one market. Deadline refers to required LOIs. Limited submission: two proposals per lead institution. Full proposal due 1/27/13. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504708 Email: snerlove@nsf.gov CFDA Number:47.041Contact: Sara erlove, Program Director Directorate for Engineering4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22230703/292-7077

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Talent Expansion Program (STEP)
Next Deadline: Dec 03, 2013
Agency: National Science Foundation
Supports projects to increase the number of students receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging STEM fields. Type 1 grants support implementation projects at academic institutions. Type 2 grants support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate STEM degree attainment. Limited submission: one Type 1 proposal per institution; no limit on Type 2 proposals. STEP is scheduled to be archived after the Dec 2013 deadline to merge with a new NSF CAUSE program (deadline TBD). Email: lzia@nsf.gov See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5488 for details. CFDA Number:47.076Contact: Lee Zia, Lead Program Director Division of Undergraduate Education4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22230703/292-5140

Program: Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)
Next Deadline: Dec 03, 2013
Agency: National Science Foundation
Supports theoretical approaches & methodologies from multiple disciplinary fields in the social and behavioral sciences that are likely to yield generalizable insights & information that will advance basic knowledge & capabilities across multiple disciplinary fields. Proposals must include three or more senior personnel from at least two different SBE disciplinary fields. Large interdisciplinary research projects may request up to $1 million. Interdisciplinary Team Exploratory Projects may request $250,000. Annual deadline: first Tuesday in December. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504832 Email: tbaerwal@nsf.gov CFDA Number Contact: Thomas Baerwald, Program Director Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22230703/292-7301

Program: Hydrologic Sciences
Next Deadline: Dec 05, 2013
Agency: National Science Foundation
Supports research on the flow of water and transport processes within streams, soils, and aquifers. Particular attention is given to spatial and temporal heterogeneity of fluxes and storages of water and chemicals over a wide range of scales, to geolimnology, and to interfaces with the landscape, microbial communities, and coastal areas. Annual deadlines: 12/5. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13684 for details. Email: ttorgers@nsf.govCFDA Number:47.050Contact: Thomas Torgersen, Program Director Earth Sciences Division 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22230 703/292-8549

Program: Discovery Research K-12
Next Deadline: Proposals are due December 6, 2013 and October 16, 2014. Approximately $50 million is available to support 35 to 45 awards.
Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF); Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR); Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
Notice seeking proposals to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of innovative resources, models and tools (RMTs). Inquiries, 703/292-8620. Email: DRLDRK12@nsf.gov

Program: Computational Mathematics
Next Deadline: Dec 15, 2013
Agency: National Science Foundation
Supports mathematical research in areas of science where computing plays an essential role, emphasizing algorithms, numerical and symbolic methods. Proposals ranging from single-investigator projects that develop and analyze innovative computational methods, to interdisciplinary team projects that not only create new mathematical and computational techniques but also use them to model, study, and solve important application problems are encouraged. Annual deadline: proposal window is 12/1-12/15. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5390 for details. Email: jwang@nsf.gov CFDA Number:47.049Contact: Junping Wang, Program Director Mathematical Sciences Division4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22230703/292-4488

Program: Research on Education and Learning
Next Deadline: Letters of intent are optional and due October 25, 2013. Proposals are due January 10, 2014. Approximately $51 million is available to support 45 to 52 awards.
Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF); Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR); Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
Notice seeking proposals on the accumulation of robust evidence to inform efforts to (a) understand, (b) build theory to explain, and (c) suggest interventions (and innovations) to address persistent challenges in STEM interest, education, learning, and participation. REAL program officers, 703/292-8650. Email: DRLREAL@nsf.gov

Program: Ocean Sciences Research Initiation Grants
Next Deadline: Proposals are due January 13, 2014, January 12, 2015, and January 11, 2016. Approximately $600,000 is available to support six awards.
Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF); Directorate for Geosciences (GEO); Division of Ocean Sciences
Notice seeking proposals to increase the participation of under-represented groups in the ocean sciences. Research Initiation Grants provide start up funding for researchers who have been recently appointed to tenure track (or equivalent) positions, with the twin goals of enhancing the development of their research careers and broadening the participation of under-represented groups in ocean sciences. Larry Weber, 703/292-7240. Email: lweber@nsf.gov

Program: Solid Waste Management Grant Program
Next Deadline: Dec 31, 2013
Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Supports projects to evaluate current landfill conditions to determine threats to water resources. 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. See website for details. Email: anita.obrien@wdc.usda.gov CFDA Number:10.761Contact: Anita O'Brien, Loan Specialist Water And Environmental Programs1400 Independence venue, SW Washington, DC 20250202/690-3789

Program: Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) Program
Next Deadline: Oct 31, 2013
Agency: U.S. Department of Commerce
Seeks to create a cost-effective transition from basic and applied research to operations and services through collaborative research between operational forecasters and academic institutions that ave expertise in the environmental sciences. Activities should engage researchers and students in applied research of interest to the operational meteorological community and will improve the accuracy of forecasts and warnings of environmental hazards. Approximately $500,000 is available in FY 14 for 5 awards. See website for details. Email: christopher.hedge@noaa.gov CFDA Number:11.468Contact: Christopher Hedge, Program Officer National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin NOAA/NWS Silver Spring, MD 301/713-3557

Program: Community-based Restoration Program
Next Deadline: Nov 01, 2013
Agency: U.S. Department of Commerce
Supports national and regional efforts to conduct coastal habitat restoration. Projects have restored habitat and opened stream miles for fish passage, while encouraging community participation in conservation activities. Several funding opportunities available. Coastal and Marine Habitat Protection and Restoration Grants (next competition expected in Fall 2014); Regional Marine Debris Removal Project (11/1/13). See http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/funding/marinedebris.html and http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/funding/northeast.html for details. Email: Robin.Bruckner@noaa.govCFDA Number:11.463Contact: Robin Bruckner, Program Officer NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service1315 East-West Highway, 14th Floor Silver Spring, MD 0910 301/713-0174

Program: Climate Programs
Next Deadline: Nov 14, 2013
Agency: U.S. Department of Commerce
Supports climate research, observations, and modeling. The four major programs supported in FY 14 are : Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); Modeling, analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). Nine competitions, all with the same deadline, will be held in FY 14. Highly recommended, but not required LOI due 9/10/13. See http://cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects.aspx Email: diane.brown@noaa.gov CFDA Number:11.431Contact: Diane Brown, Grants ManagerNOAA Climate Program ffice1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910301/734-1206

Program: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Next Deadline: Dec 02, 2013
Agency: National Science Foundation
Stimulates technological innovation in the private sector through support of small businesses engaged in research and development. Topics include biological and chemical technologies; education applications; electronics, IT technologies; nanotechnology, advanced materials and manufacturing . Eligibility is limited to small businesses that may partner with colleges/universities. Limited submission: one SBIR and one STTR proposal per institution See website. Email: patherto@nsf.gov CFDA Number:47.041Contact: Peter Atherton, Program Director Industrial Innovation and partnerships4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22230703/292-8772

Program: Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR)
Next Deadline: Dec 04, 2013
Agency: National Science Foundation
Program's goal is to increase the incentive and opportunity for small firms to undertake cutting-edge, high-risk, high-quality scientific, engineering, or science and engineering education research that could have a high-potential economic payoff if the research is successful. Requires researchers at universities and other non-profit research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR project. Approximately $10.8 million is available for 47 awards. Limited submission: one STTR and one SBIR proposal per institution. See website CFDA Number:47.041 Contact: Peter Atherton, Program Director Directorate for Engineering Industrial Innovation and Partnerships Arlington, VA 22230703/292-8772

Program: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Next Deadline: Dec 16, 2013
Agency: U.S. Department of Energy
Supports small business-led research and development to drive private sector technology commercialization. Several topics available with required LOIs. A single topic and sub-topic must be selected. New topics available again in October. Eligibility is limited to small businesses; partnering opportunities exist for colleges and universities. Deadlines refer to required LOIs for Phase I. See website for details. Email: sbir_sttr@science.doe.gov CFDA Number:81.049Contact: Carl Hebron, Program Manager SBIR/STTR Program, ER-3219901 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 0874-290 301/903-5707

Program: Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
Next Deadline: Dec 16, 2013
Agency: U.S. Department of Energy
Supports small business-led research and development to drive private sector technology commercialization. Under STTR (unlike SBIR), a single college, university, or other research institution must perform 30% of the work. Several topics available. Deadline refers to required LOIs. A single topic and sub-topic must be selected. New topics available again in October. All deadlines refer to Phase . See http://www.science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/ for details. Email: sbir_sttr@science.doe.gov CFDA Number:81.049Contact: Carl Hebron, Program Manager SBIR/STTR Program, ER-3219901 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874-1290 301/903-5707

Program: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract Program
Next Deadline: Nov 13, 2013
Agency: National Institutes of Health
The Public Health Service solicits contract proposals yearly from small businesses that can provide the R&D expertise needed to conduct highly focused research on a contractual basis. Research topics vary each year. In FY 14 NIH (NCI, NCATS, NHLBI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, and NIDA) and CDC support the SBIR contract program. IHEs to subcontract. For a list of possible topics, refer to solicitation. See website for details. Email: sbir@od.nih.gov CFDA Number: Contact: Matthew E. Portnoy, NIH SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator Office of Extramural Programs6705 Rockledge Drive Bethesda, MD 20892-7963301/435-2688

Program: Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) Program
Next Deadline: Dec 05, 2013
Agency: National Institutes of Health
PHS's SBIR program supports grant applications (R43/R44) to NIH, CDC, ACF & FDA from small businesses in biomedical or behavioral research areas. Objective of Phase I is to establish the technical/scientific merit and feasibility of the proposed R/R&D efforts. Support is normally provided for six months/up to $150,000 for Phase I and up to $1 million for Phase II, however, Congress will allow awards up to $225,000 and $1.5 million respectively for certain Phase I and Phase II applications. Annual deadlines: 4/5, 8/5, 12/5. AIDS-related apps are due by 1/7; 5/7; & 9/7.Expires 1/8/14. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm for details. Email: sbir@od.nih.gov CFDA Number: Contact: NIH SBIR/STTR Program Office, Office of Extramural Research6705 Rockledge Drive Bethesda, MD 20892301/435-2688

Program: Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program
Next Deadline: Dec 05, 2013
Agency: National Institutes of Health
Supports research (R41/42) at small business concerns (SBC) that have the research capabilities & technological expertise to contribute to the R&D mission(s) of NIH. At least 40% of the work must be performed by the SBC & at least 30% of the work must be performed by a single, partnering research institution. Deadline is for proposals for Phase I feasibility studies. Support is normally provided for six months/up to $150,000 for Phase I and up to $1 million for Phase II, however, Congress will allow awards up to $225,000 & $1.5 million respectively for certain Phase I & Phase II applications. Annual deadlines 4/5, 8/5, 12/5. Expires 1/8/14. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm CFDA Number:N/A Contact: NIH SBIR/STTR Program Office Office of Extramural esearch6701 Rockledge Drive Bethesda, MD 20892 301/435-2688

Program: Small Research Grants
Next Deadline: Dec 01, 2013
Agency: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Supports several programs that make one award each. Designed for novice and experienced researchers who are AWHONN members. Provides seed money, pilot funding, or total funding for small projects that offer promising contributions to nursing knowledge in clinical practice. Research must focus on women's health, obstetrics, or neonatal nursing. Studies that are clinically relevant & outcome-based are a priority. Projects that focus on the nurse's role in delivering cost-effective care will also be considered. Institutions are the applicants. See http://tinyurl.com/3v4dsj9 for details. mail: ResearchPrograms@awhonn.org CFDA Number: N/A Contact: Research Coordinator, Ext. 24312000 L Street, NW Suite 740Washington, DC 20036800/673-8499

Program: Art Works: Research
Next Deadline: Nov 05, 2013
Agency: National Endowment for the Arts
Supports research projects about the impact and value of the American arts sector. Research should focus on how and why Americans participate in the arts and what factors contribute to that participation. Impact research should quantify the cognitive, emotional, social, civic, or economic effects of the arts on individuals or communities. Applications from diverse research fields (sociology, economics, and anthropology) and diverse areas of expertise (health, education, and urban and regional planning) are encouraged. In Will fund up to 25 awards of $10-30,000 in FY 14. See http://nea.gov/grants/apply/Research/index.html Email: iyengars@arts.gov CFDA Number: Contact: Melissa Menzer, Program Analyst Research & Analysis1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20506Washington, DC 20506202/682-5548

Program: Collaborative Research Grants
Next Deadline: Dec 05, 2013
Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Supports original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, or individual research that requires additional staff and resources. Eligible projects include research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities, archaeology research, translations, and research conferences. Funds can be used for personnel, travel, field work, information technology applications, and technical support. Awards range from $25,000 to $100,000 per year for one to three years. See http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html for details. Email: collaborative@neh.gov CFDA Number: Contact: Program Staff Division of Research1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20506202/606-8200