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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 March 2015 Search for Opportunities:


Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Multiple Directorates
Grant Program: Faculty Early Career Development Program
FON Number: 15-555
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Next Deadline: July 21, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals to support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Proposals are due July 21, 2015, July 22, 2015, or July 23, 2015 depending on directorate. Approximately $222 million is available to support 400 awards. Contact: Henry Warchall, 703/292-4861. Email: hwarchal@nsf.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Grant Program: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)
CFDA Number: 66.469
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Apr 17, 2015
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 EPA chemical analysis in support of the Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program (04/17/15). Contact: Pranas Pranckevicius, Program Officer, GLRI, 312/353-3437.

Sponsor: National Education Association Foundation
Grant Program: NEA Foundation Grants
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 01, 2015
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. Contact: Jesse Graystock, Program Officer, 202/822-7839. Email: jgraytock@nea.org

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DoS); Mission to India
Grant Program: Training program for Alumni of Online courses
FON Number: ND-RFP15-04
Solicitation
Next Deadline: April 30, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to support efforts to run train-the-trainer programs for selected English language teachers in India by organizing a face-to-face program for alumni of State Department-run distance-learning classes. Funds support training of alumni, provide scholarships for students to implement teacher training workshops in their home regions, and support evaluation of the program. Applications are due by April 30, 2015. Approximately $40,000 is available to support one award. Academic institutions that have specific expertise in implementing professional development programs for English teachers are encouraged to apply. Contact: Grants Applications Manager, Email: ND_GrantApplications@state.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Grant Program: BJA FY 15 Firearm Locks Distribution and Safe Storage Program
FON Number: BJA-2015-4122
Solicitation
Next Deadline: April 27, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking a national provider to distribute firearm locks and educational materials on the use of the locks, as well as safety issues related to the program. Funds support distribution of locks, outreach efforts, and the creation of public service announcements and other communication materials. Applications are due by April 27, 2015. Approximately $2.6 million is available to support one award. Contact: National Criminal Justice Reference Service, 800/851-3420. Email: responsecenter@ncjrs.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Program: 2015 Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
FON Number: USDA-AMS-FSMIP-2015
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Next Deadline: May 14, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to provide matching funds on a competitive basis to explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system. Applications are due May 14, 2015. Approximately $1 million is available. Contact: Janise Zygmont, 202/720-5024. Email: janise.zygmont@ams.usda.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Program: 2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants
FON Number: USDA-AMS-FMPP-2015
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Next Deadline: May 14, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking applications for projects that establish, expand, and promote direct producer-to-consumer marketing. Applications are due May 14, 2015. Approximately $13 million is available. Nonprofit Corporations are eligible. Contact: FMPP Staff, 202/720-0933. Email: USDAFMPPQuestions@ams.usda.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Grant Program: Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25)
FON Number: RFA-HL-16-017
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Next Deadline: May 1, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to support research education activities that develop courses in contemporary biostatics. Courses must be taught during the summers of 2016-2018, and incorporate hands-on research experiences and mentoring activities. Funds do not support an in-depth basic course in the subject, or a standard introductory course in statistics. Letters of intent are requested by May 1, 2015. Applications are due June 1, 2015. Approximately $1.52 million is available to support six awards. Contact: Song Yang, 301/435-0431. Email: yangso@nhlbi.nih.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Grant Program: Health Careers Opportunity Program
FON Number: HRSA-15-042
Grants.gov
Next Deadline: May 15, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to promote the recruitment of qualified students and adult learners, including veterans from disadvantaged backgrounds into health or allied health professions programs; improve retention rates by implementing tailored enrichment programs designed to address the academic and social needs of trainees from disadvantaged backgrounds ; improve matriculation and graduation rates; and provide opportunities for community-based health professions training, emphasizing experiences in underserved communities. Applications are due May 15, 2015. Approximately $11 million is available to support up to 20 awards. Contact: Tia-Nicole Leak, 301/443-1134. Email: tleak@hrsa.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Golden Field Office
Grant Program: U.S. WIND MANUFACTURING: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs
FON Number: DE-FOA-0001214
Grants.gov
Next Deadline: April 17, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to support Research and Development (R&D) partnerships leading to innovative designs and processes for wind blade manufacturing and installation to enable deployment of the next generation of multi-megawatt wind turbines. Concept papers are due April 17, 2015. Applications are due May 28, 2015. Approximately $1.8 million is available to support two awards. Cost Share is 20% of total project costs. Email: WindMfgFOA@ee.doe.gov

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Program: Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics
FON Number: PD-15-7569
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Next Deadline: Between February 1 to February 15, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking to support fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of dynamic systems. Funds support the development of new analytical, computational and experimental tools, and novel applications to engineered and natural systems. Applications are due annually between September 1 and September 15 and February 1 to February 15. Average awards range from $100,000-$500,000. PIs are asked to submit a project summary to the program directors before applying. Contact: Jordan Berg, 703/292-5365. Email: jberg@nsf.gov

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Program: Physical and Dynamic Meteorology
FON Number: PD-98-1522
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Next Deadline: n/a
Abstract: Notice seeking to support research involving studies of cloud physics; atmospheric electricity; radiation; boundary layer and turbulence; the initiation, growth, and propagation of gravity waves; all aspects of mesoscale meteorological phenomena, including their morphological, thermodynamic, and kinematic structure; development of mesoscale systems and precipitation processes; and transfer of energy between scales. The program also sponsors the development of new techniques and devices for atmospheric measurements. Proposals are accepted at any time. Average awards range from $100,000-$500,000. Contact: Chungu Lu, 703/292-8524. Email: clu@nsf.gov

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Program: Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events
FON Number: PD-15-1638
Solicitation, Grants.gov
Next Deadline: Between February 1 to February 15, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking to support fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the impact of hazards and extreme events upon civil infrastructure and society. Funds support multidisciplinary programs that integrate multiple issues from civil, mechanical, transportation, and system engineering, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, political science, urban planning, epidemiology, natural and physical science, and computer science. The program supports four core emphasis areas: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Applications are accepted annually between September 1 and September 15 and February 1 and February 15. Average awards range from $100,000-$500,000. Contact: Dennis Wenger, 703/292-8606. Email: dwenger@nsf.gov

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Program: Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 09, 2015
Abstract: Seeks to spur translation of research, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train students to understand innovation and entrepreneurship. NSF funding through I-Corps Sites enables academic institutions to support teams whose projects are likely candidates for commercialization. The topical focus of a project must be in an area(s) of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) normally supported by NSF. Limited submission: one proposal per institution. Annual deadline: second Tuesday in June. Contact: Rathindra DasGupta, Program Officer, 703/292-8353. Email: rdasgupt@nsf.gov

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Program: Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR)
CFDA Number: 47.041
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 16, 2015
Abstract: 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 would 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 (6/18/15) project. Approximately $10.8 million is available for 47 awards. Limited submission: one STTR (6/18) and one SBIR (6/16) proposal per institution. Contact: Peter Atherton, Program Director, ENG, 703/292-8772.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Program: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC)
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 26, 2015
Abstract: Supports long-term research partnerships among industry, academe, and government. Centers that are catalyzed by small NSF investment and industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in project development and evolution. Annual deadlines: required LOIs due first Monday in January, last Friday in June for planning grants; full proposals due first Tuesday in March, last Friday in September for full centers. Limited submission: one Phase II and one Phase III application per institution; no limit on multi- institution applications. Contact: Raffaella Montelli, Program Director, Directorate for Engineering, 703/292-2678. Email: rmontell@nsf.gov

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Program: Hydrologic Sciences
CFDA Number: 47.050
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 01, 2015
Abstract: Supports studying processes from rainfall to runoff to infiltration and streamflow; evaporation and transpiration; as well as the flow of water in soils and aquifers and the transport of suspended, dissolved and colloidal components. Studies may address aqueous geochemistry and solid phase interactions as well as physical, chemical, and biological processes as coupled to water transport. Annual deadlines: 12/5 and 6/1. Contact: Thomas Torgersen, Program Director, ESD, 703/292-8549. Email: ttorgers@nsf.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Grant Program: Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative
CFDA Number: 10.307
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Apr 30, 2015
Abstract: Program seeks to solve critical organic agricultural issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education and extension activities. OREI funds research, education and extension programs that enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics. Matching cost share is required. Contact: Mathieu Ngouajio, National Program Leader, NIFA, 202/401-4895. Email: mngouajio@nifa.usda.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Commerce
Grant Program: NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants
CFDA Number: 11.008
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Apr 13, 2015
Abstract: Seeks projects that engage the public in educational activities that utilize emerging or advanced technologies to improve understanding and stewardship of the local and global environment. Program areas include: Formal K-12 Education and Informal/ Nonformal Science Education. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply directly. Contact: Carrie McDougall, Program Officer, OED, 202/482-0875. Email: oed.grants@noaa.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense
Grant Program: Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 23, 2015
Abstract: Supports early-stage research and development conducted by small companies working cooperatively with academic and other researchers, who must be responsible for at least 30 percent of the project. Six DoD components participate: Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, and Office of the Secretary. Air Force and Army solicitations do not require Phase I award before applying to Phase II solicitation. GRC lists deadlines one day before due date because proposals due by 6AM, ET. Contact: SBIR/STTR Help Desk, 866/724-7457. Email: SBIRHelp@brtrc.com

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation
Grant Program: Research Grant Program
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 02, 2015
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 (2/5/15, 6/2/15, 8/20/15, 11/18/14) offer up to $50,000 for pilot research and the initial phases of larger investigations. Mid-Career Grants offer up to $150,000 (10/14). Lyle Spencer Awards, offer up to $1 million (LOI 5/4/15). Applications for Initiative in Philosophy in Education Policy and Practice grants are accepted any time. Contact: Annie Brinkman, Grants Manager, 312/274-6511. Email: abrinkman@spencer.org

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Fulbright-Hays: Seminars Abroad--Bilateral Projects
CFDA Number: 84.018
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Apr 01, 2015
Abstract: Provides annual short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar’s location and duration is predetermined; therefore, participants may apply accordingly. Does not appear in the Federal Register, nor Grants.gov. FY 15 seminar is in China for K-12 educators. Contact: Carly Borgmeier, Program Officer, OPE, 202/502-7691. Email: carly.borgmeier@ed.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice
Grant Program: Research and Evaluation on Firearms and Violence Reduction
CFDA Number: 16.560
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Apr 27, 2015
Abstract: Supports research on firearms and violence with the objective of shedding light on the relationship between guns and violence. Examples of research in this area include the effects of criminal justice interventions on reducing gun violence, improving data systems for studying gun violence, illicit gun markets, and the effects of firearm policies and legislation on criminal justice and public safety. NIJ expects scholarly products to result from each award under this solicitation. Contact: Program Administrator, NIJ, 202/307-2942. Email: firearms@usdoj.gov

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Program: Bridging Cultures Through Film: International Topics
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 10, 2015
Abstract: Supports projects examining international and transnational themes in the humanities through documentary films (30 minutes to feature length) that are analytical and grounded in scholarship. Projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside the U.S. NEH encourages innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. Grants are offered for Development (up to $75,000) and Production (up to $650,000). Contact: David Weinstein, Senior Program Officer, 202/606-8308. Email: publicpgms@neh.gov

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Program: Digital Projects for the Public
CFDA Number: 45.164
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 10, 2015
Abstract: Supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public's engagement with humanities ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. Awards are made for a period of one to three years and may range up to $30,000 (for Discovery grants) or up to $100,000 (for Prototyping grants). Contact: Division of Public Programs, 202/606-8269. Email: publicpgms@neh.gov

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Program: Humanities Initiatives at HBCUs, HSIs and TCUs
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 25, 2015
Abstract: Program seeks to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at the three types of presidentially-designated institutions: HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. These grants may be used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future. Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes. New guidelines will be posted two months before the deadline. Grants are for up to $100,000. Regional or multi-institutional projects are encouraged. No cost sharing required. Contact: Rebecca Boggs, Senior Program Officer, 202/606-8398.

Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation
Grant Program: Research and Scholar Programs
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 01, 2015
Abstract: Supports research exclusively in the social sciences. Project Awards of $35,000-$150,000 support basic social science research to improve social policies. Program areas include: Social Inequality, Immigration, Future of Work, Behavioral Economics and Cultural Contact. Annual deadlines: 1/16, 6/1, 9/14 for required LOIs. Also offers Visiting Scholar positions (annual deadline: 9/15) and Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics/Consumer Finance (annual deadline: applications accepted anytime). Contact: Aixa Citron-Velez, Senior Program Officer, 212/750-6000. Email: programs@rsage.org or vsapps@rsage.org

Sponsor: Weill (Kurt) Foundation for Music
Grant Program: Grants Program
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Jun 01, 2015
Abstract: Promotes the public appreciation of the music of Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein. Funding will be provided for research and travel, Dissertation Fellowships, publication assistance, educational outreach, and college/university performances, Deadlines are 6/1 (for certain college/university performance grants) and 11/1 each year. Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc., will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis without application or performance deadlines. Contact: Janice Mayer, Director of Programs and Promotion, 212/505-5240. Email: jmayer@kwf.org

Results of February 2015 Search for Opportunities:


Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Broadening Participation in Engineering
CFDA Number: 47.041
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Apr 10, 2015
Abstract: The Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) program is a directorate-wide activity to support the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of engineering graduates, particularly those with advanced degrees. The BPE Program supports projects to engage and develop diverse teams that can offer unique perspectives and insights to challenges in engineering research and education. It is strongly recommended that pre- proposals be submitted, specifying the track of interest, no later than 4/1/14. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504870 for details. Contact: Beylee Watford, Program Director, ENG. 703/292-4763

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Commerce
Grant Program: NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program Project Grants
CFDA Number: 11.463
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Apr 17, 2015
Abstract: Supports efforts to restore Great Lakes coastal habitats in U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern (http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/aoc/). Priorities include: restoration of coastal wetlands; delisting of fish and wildlife; reduction of marine debris; and focus on climate change. NOAA will also accept proposals for engineering and design of habitat restoration projects. See http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249323 for details. Contact: Michael Russ. 312/886-4013. Email: GLRI-RFA@epa.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense
Grant Program: Awards to Stimulate and Support Undergrad Research Experiences (ASSURE)
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 22, 2015
Abstract: Supports undergrad research in DOD-relevant disciplines and is designed to increase the number of high-quality undergrad science and engineering majors who ultimately decide to pursue advanced degrees. DOD executes the ASSURE program collaboratively with NSF through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites Program. REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica due (5/23); all other site proposals due (8/27). Proposals submitted to NSF will be also be considered for possible DOD support. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517 for details. Contact: Kathleen Kaplan, AFOSR/RSPE. 703/696-7312. Email: kathleen.kaplan@afosr.af.mil

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Grant Program: 1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants
CFDA Number: 10.216
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Mar 26, 2015
Abstract: Supports projects that build and strengthen institutional capacity at 1890 Land-Grant Universities by awarding grants that address key problems of national, regional and multi- institutional importance in sustaining all components of agriculture, including farm efficiency, ranching, renewable energy, forestry (both urban and agroforestry), aquaculture, rural communities/entrepreneurship, human nutrition, food safety, family and consumer sciences, biotechnology, and conventional breeding. See http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/1890_capacity.html for updates. Contact: Edwin Lewis, National Program Leader. 202/690-4565. Email: elewis@nifa.usda.gov

Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics
Grant Program: Mathematics Travel and Mentoring Grants for Women Researchers
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 01, 2015
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 and $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. Contact: Jennifer Lewis, Managing Director. 703/934-0163 (ex. 213). Email: jennifer@awm-math.org

Sponsor: Dreyfus Foundation
Grant Program: Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 18, 2015
Abstract: Supports proposals to bring a leading researcher to a primarily undergraduate institution to give a series of lectures in the chemical sciences. Lecturer is expected to substantially interact with undergraduate students and faculty over the period of the visit. Will provide funds to host the speaker and support summer research opportunities for two undergraduate students. Eligible departments grant a BS or MS degree in chemistry, but not a Ph.D. Award total is $18,500. Limited submission: one application per institution. See http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/jean_dreyfus_boissevain.shtml for details. Contact: Mark Cardillo, Executive Director. 212/753-1760. Email: mcardillo@dreyfus.org

Sponsor: Dreyfus Foundation
Grant Program: Teacher-Scholar Awards in Chemical Sciences
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 18, 2015
Abstract: Camille Dreyfus (annual deadline: 2/10) and Henry Dreyfus (5/18) Teacher-Scholar awards support research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in chemical sciences. Camille Dreyfus awards provide $75,000 based on an independent body of scholarship and demonstrated commitment to education. Henry Dreyfus awards provide $60,000 based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates and compelling commitment to teaching. Limited submission: one application per institution. See http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/overview_and_programs.shtml for details. Contact: Mark Cardillo, Executive Director. 212/753-1760. Email: mcardillo@dreyfus.org

Sponsor: Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Grant Program: Scholarship Program
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 01, 2015
Abstract: Recognizes excellence in master's (up to $5,000 per year for two years) and doctoral and postdoctoral (up to $12,000 per year for three years) waste management research and education. Recipients are chosen based on academic performance, professional experience, relevance of one’s work to the advancement of solid waste management science, and potential for success. Applicants must have a clearly demonstrated interest in municipal solid waste, construction & demolition waste, industrial waste (e.g. coal ash), WTE ash, etc. See http://erefdn.org/index.php/scholarships/index for updates. Contact: Bryan Staley, President and Chief Executive Officer. 919/861-6876 (ext. 102). Email: scholarships@erefdn.org

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
CFDA Number: 47.074
Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 22, 2015
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. Contact: REU Coordinator, EHR. 703/292-4625. Email: reu.coord@nsf.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Grant Program: Higher Education Challenge Grant Program
CFDA Number: 10.217
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Mar 19, 2015
Abstract: Enables colleges and universities to provide the quality of education necessary to produce baccalaureate or higher degree level graduates capable of strengthening the nation’s food and agricultural and scientific and professional workforce. See http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/highereducationchallenge.cfm for details. Contact: Victoria LeBeaux, National Program Leader, NIFA. 202/720-2067. Email: elewis@nifa.usda.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Grant Program: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE)
CFDA Number: 10.215
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Apr 02, 2015
Abstract: Supports research and education projects exploring: farm renewable energy; pest and weed management; nutrient management; agroforestry; marketing; sustainable communities; systems research; etc. Grants fund projects that usually involve scientists, producers and others in an interdisciplinary approach. Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants (5/4); Professional Development (4/2); . See http://www.sare.org/ for details. Contact: Rob Hedberg, National Program Leader, NIFA. 202/720-5384. Email: rhedberg@nifa.usda.gov

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Grant Program: Interventions for Health Promotion/Disease Prevention in Native American Populations
CFDA Number: 93.393
Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 12, 2015
Abstract: The goal of this research is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote healthy lifestyles, behaviors and social conditions related to chronic disease. Annual deadline: 5/12 through 2017. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-260.html for details. Contact: Shobha Srinivasan, Program Director. 240/276-6938. Email: ss688k@nih.gov

Sponsor: Retirement Research Foundation
Grant Program: Responsive Grants
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 1, 2015
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. LOI suggested. Annual deadlines: 2/1, 5/1, 8/1. See http://www.rrf.org/grants for details. Contact: Julie Kaufman, Senior Program Officer. 773/714-8080. Email: info@rrf.org

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Program: Challenge Grants
CFDA Number: 45.130
Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 5, 2015
Abstract: Supports long-term improvements and financial stability for humanities programs. Grants commonly augment or establish endowments which support ongoing humanities activities in education, public programming, scholarly research, and preservation. Awards typically range from $75,000 to $500,000. Recipients must raise 3:1 non-federal matching funds (HBCUs, Tribal colleges, and 2 year colleges, 2:1). Limited submission: one application per institution; waiting period of four years after successful submission. Look for updated guidelines in March. Contact: Office of Challenge Grants, Program Staff. 202/606-8309. Email: challenge@neh.gov

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts
Grant Program: Challenge America
CFDA Number: n/a
Solicitation
Next Deadline: Apr 16, 2015
Abstract: Awards of $10,000 support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations whose access is limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Fast-Track grants are available only for: engagement; promotion of community-wide arts activities and resources; and development of professionally directed public art projects. One-to-one match required. Limited submission: one application per institution. Contact: Challenge America Specialists. 202/682-5700. Email: challengeamerica@arts.gov

Results of January 2015 Search for Opportunities:


Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Grant Program: Environmental Education Local Grants Program
FON: EPA-EE-14-02
Solicitation,Grants.gov
Next Deadline: March 6, 2015
Abstract: Proposal seeking locally focused environmental education (EE) projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. Funding will promote environmental stewardship and help develop informed, knowledgeable and responsible citizens by building organizational EE capacity and teaching skills, and foster students' educational advancement, career development, and understanding of environmental health impacts through use of community projects. Approximately $2.73 million is available nationwide. EPA expects to award three grants from each of their 10 regional offices, for a total of 30 grants nationwide. Contact: Contacts vary by region.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State; U.S. Mission to Pakistan
Grant Program: Visual and Performing Arts Programs
FON: SCA-ISB-15-AW-005-12292014
Grants.gov
Next Deadline: March 16, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to promote visual and performing arts as a medium for professionals and communities, from the United States and Pakistan, to engage in substantive dialogue about issues related to civic engagement, freedom of expression and social justice. Approximately up to $500,000 is available. Educational institutions with at least two years of programming experience are eligible. Contact: Ellen Delage, Email: DelageEM@state.gov

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Directorate for Biological Sciences; Directorate for Geosciences
Grant Program: Dimensions of Biodiversity
FON: 15-533
Solicitation,Grants.gov
Next Deadline: April 9, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth. Approximately up to $22 million is available to support 8 to 12 awards. Contact: Simon Malcomber, 703/292-8227. Email: Dimensions@nsf.gov

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Multiple Directorates
Grant Program: Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks (SL-CN)
FON: 15-532
Solicitation,Grants.gov
Next Deadline: Letters of Intent due February 6, 2015.
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals to: advance fundamental knowledge about learning through integrated research; connect the research to specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges; and enable research communities to capitalize on new opportunities and discoveries. Proposals are due March 18, 2015. Approximately $9 million is available to support 12 awards. Contact: Soo-Siang Lim, 703/292-7878. Email: slim@nsf.gov

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Directorate for Geosciences (GEO); Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Grant Program: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience
FON: 15-526
Solicitation,Grants.gov
Next Deadline: Letters of Intent due January 7, 2015 and August 14, 2015.
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals supporting a coherent set of investments to address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures (e.g. organizational changes, new methods for certification or credentialing, course re-conception, cyberlearning, etc.) and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. Letters of intent are required by January 7, 2015 and August 14, 2015. Proposals are due March 16, 2015 and October 5, 2015. Approximately up to $9 million is available to support 20 to 30 awards. Contact: Jill Karsten, 703/292-7718. Email: jkarsten@nsf.gov

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Program: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
FON: 15-528
Solicitation,Grants.gov
Next Deadline: March 12, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals for research projects that use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge. The program accepts proposals for innovative research projects to foster ethical STEM research in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international contexts. Applications are due by March 12, 2015, and February 16, 2016. Approximately $3.15 million is available to support an estimated six to eight awards. Contact: Contacts vary by discipline.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL); Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Grant Program: American Apprenticeship Initiative
FON: FOA-ETA-15-02
Grants.gov
Next Deadline: April 30, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to provide a catalyst in supporting a uniquely American Apprenticeship system that meets our country?s particular economic, industry and workforce needs. Approximately $100 million is available to support 25 awards to the lead applicant of a public and private partnership. Contact: Jeannette Flowers, 202/693-3322. Email: Flowers.Jeannette@dol.gov

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); Office of Digital Humanities (ODH)
Grant Program: Digital Humanities Implementation Grants
FON: 20150218-HK
Solicitation,Grants.gov
Next Deadline: February 18, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities. Up to five awards are available from $100,000 to $325,000. Contact: Office of Digital Humanities, Email: odh@neh.gov

Sponsor: American Political Science Association
Grant Program: Small Research Grant Program (non-Ph.D. granting institutions)
Solicitation
Next Deadline: February 13, 2015
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. See http://www.apsanet.org/smallresearchgrant for details. Contact: Jennifer Segal Diascro, Senior Director, Program Operations, 202/483-2512. Email: grants@apsanet.org or jdiascro@apsanet.org

Sponsor: Field Museum of Natural History
Grant Program: Visiting Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Undergraduate Internships
Solicitation
Next Deadline: January 30, 2015
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. Offers: Science Visiting Scholarships (11/1/14); Graduate Fellowship applications (1/30/15) and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (TBD). See http://fieldmuseum.org/about/research-scholarships-and-grants for updates. Contact: Robert Lücking, Head of Scholarship Committee, Academic Affairs, 312/665-7154. 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496. Email: rlucking@fieldmuseum.org

Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation
Grant Program: Clare Boothe Luce Program (Women in Science, Math, and Engineering)
Solicitation
Next Deadline: March 2, 2015
Abstract: Supports women in science, math and engineering at three levels: 1) undergraduate scholarships and research awards; 2) graduate and postdoctoral fellowships; and 3) term support for tenure-track appointments at the assistant or associate professorship level. All awards must be used in the U.S. (not for travel or study abroad). Student recipients must be U.S. citizens and faculty recipients must be citizens or permanent residents. At least 50% of awards go to Roman Catholic colleges or universities. Deadline refers to completion of required information form. Only universities, not individuals, may apply. See http://tinyurl.com/n3eh427. Contact: Carlotta Arthur, Program Director, 212/489-7700. Email: Carthur@hluce.org

Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior
Grant Program: Endangered Species Program
Solicitation
Next Deadline: January 23, 2015
Abstract: Provides federal grants on a competitive basis to states (partnerships are encouraged) engaged in voluntary conservation efforts on private lands that help federally listed endangered or threatened species as well as proposed, candidate and other at- risk species. Applicants may propose a small component of the grant be used for research and educational purposes. Eligibility is limited to state agencies, but opportunities exist for collaborations with colleges and universities. See http://www.fws.gov/endangered/grants/index.html for updates. Contact: Kelly Niland, Program Officer, 703-358-2492. Email: kelly_niland@fws.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Grant Program: Environmental Education Model Grants Program
CFDA Number: 66.951
Solicitation
Next Deadline: February 16, 2015
Abstract: Supports projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings. Can include enhancing public awareness, knowledge and skills for informed decision-making, and the development and dissemination of decision making skills on environmental topics. The project activities must occur in at least two different states. Subgrantees are required. Three grants, not more than $200,000 each are expected. See http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants. Contact: Contacts vary by region. Karen Scott, Headquarters Contact, OEE. Email: eegrants@epa.gov

Sponsor: American Musicological Society
Grant Program: Travel and Research Grants
Solicitation
Next Deadline: March 1, 2015
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, 207/798-4243. Email: rjudd@ams-net.org

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society
Grant Program: Library Resident Research Fellowships
Solicitation
Next Deadline: March 2, 2015
Abstract: Supports residential fellowships for research in the library's collections. Subject areas include: early American history and culture; American Indian Language; 18th and 19th-century natural history; anthropology, biochemistry, physiology, and biophysics; 20th-century medical research; genetics and eugenics; and modern physics. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the equivalent, be Ph.D. students at the dissertation stage, or independent scholars. Awards provide $3,000/month for up to three months. See http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/resident for details. Contact: Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, 215/440-3429. Email: lmusumeci@amphilsoc.org

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society
Grant Program: Phillips Fund for Native American Research
Solicitation
Next Deadline: March 2, 2015
Abstract: Provides up to $3,500 over one year for research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory in the continental U.S. and Canada. Program will not support work in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. Covers travel, tapes, and informants' fees, but not general maintenance or equipment purchase. Preference will be given to young Ph.D. scholars, but applications are also accepted for support of master's theses or doctoral dissertations. Annual deadline is 3/1 (3/2 in 2015). See http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips. Contact: Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, 215/440-3429. Email: lmusumeci@amphilsoc.org