August 2008 Grant Opportunities
American Association for the Advancement of Science (08/25/08)
- Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program: This program supports research stipends for undergraduate students & ancillary programs that foster interactions between biology & chemistry departments at recipient institutions. Goals are to enhance undergraduate education through research experiences that emphasize the interrelationship between chemistry & biology; encourage students to pursue graduate education in chemistry & life sciences; & foster undergraduate programs & activities that bridge chemistry & biology. Up to 15 new awards of up to $20,000 per year for three years made annually.
Deadline is November 07, 2008.
Howard Foundation (08/25/08)
- Fellowship Program: Ten fellowships of $25,000 each allow mid-career scholars to pursue full-time research for one year. Priority is given to different academic areas each year. In 2008-2009, program will support History and Philosophy.
Deadline is November 10, 2008.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (08/25/08)
- National Conference on Juvenile Justice: On March 11-14, 2009, the National Conference on Juvenile Justice will be held in Orlando, FL. Sponsored by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), in conjunction with the National District Attorneys Association, the conference will provide presenters with a forum to address a multidisciplinary audience of professionals working in America’s juvenile and family courts.
Deadline to submit a proposal is September 15, 2008.
National Institute of Health (08/25/08)
- Impact of Health Communication Strategies on Dietary Behaviors: Notice seeking exploratory/developmental research grant (R21) applications for research projects focused on the development and implementation of effective communication strategies related to diet and health. Specifically, this funding opportunity is designed to promote interdisciplinary research, conducted at multiple levels (e.g., individual, community/environment, and policy) and across diverse populations, to evaluate effective communication approaches for changing dietary behaviors.
Deadlines are February 16, 2009, June 16, 2009 and October 1, 2009.
National Science Foundation (08/21/08)
- Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS): Notice that DLS is expecting a new solicitation shortly. Among the many research topics supported by DLS are: developmental cognitive neuroscience; development of higher-order cognitive processes; transfer of knowledge from one domain or situation to another; use of molecular genetics to study continuities and discontinuities in development; development of peer relations and family interactions; multiple influences on development, including the impact of family, school, community, social institutions, and the media; adolescents' preparation for entry into the workforce; cross-cultural research on development and learning; and the role of cultural influences and demographic characteristics on development.
Deadlines are January 15, 2009 and July 15, 2009.
- Division of Chemistry (CHE): Supports unsolicited proposals in all traditional areas of chemistry & multidisciplinary fields that draw on the chemical sciences & enable basic research & education. Modes of support include single/multi-investigator awards, funding for shared instrumentation, instrumentation
development, & educational projects that leverage the division's research investments to build research capacity. Projects that help build infrastructure & partnerships that advance the chemical sciences are also supported. Annual submission windows 7/1-7/31 and 11/1-11/30.
Deadline is Nov 30, 2008.
- Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry: Two components support research that will advance knowledge (Organic Chemical Dynamics) and research on the synthesis (Organic Synthesis) of carbon-based molecules, metallo-organic systems, and organized molecular assemblies. Submission windows are 7/1-7/31 and 11/1-11/30 annually for both components. PIs should consider submitting their proposal in July if the proposal is bio-oriented or in November if it is materials research-oriented in order to enhance co-funding opportunities.
Deadline is Nov 30, 2008.
- Physical Chemistry: Supports 1) experimental research on molecular level of understanding of the physical properties of chemical systems and 2) theoretical & computational research on electronic structure, statistical mechanics, computer simulations, & chemical dynamics, as well as some areas of experimental thermodynamics & condensed phase dynamics of chemical systems that rely heavily on theoretical interpretation of experimental data. Proposal windows 7/1-7/31 and 11/1-11/30 annually.
Deadline is Nov 30, 2008.
- Probability: Supports research on the theory & applications of probability. Subfields include discrete
probability, stochastic processes, limit theory, interacting particle systems, stochastic differential and partial differential equations, and Markov processes. Probability research that involves applications to other areas of science & engineering is especially encouraged. Proposal window is 10/23 to 11/7 annually.
Deadline is Nov 07, 2008.
- Applied Mathematics: Supports mathematics research motivated by or having an effect on problems arising in science & engineering. Mathematical merit & novelty, as well as breadth & quality of impact on applications, are important factors. Proposals to develop critical mathematical techniques from individual
investigators as well as interdisciplinary teams are encouraged. Proposal submission window is 11/1
to 11/15 annually.
Deadline is Nov 15, 2008.
- Geometric Analysis: Supports research on differential geometry & its relation to partial differential equations, global analysis, analysis on manifolds, several complex variables & Lie representation theory; geometric aspects of math, physics & dynamical systems; & convex sets, integral geometry, & related geometric topics. Target date is 1st Tuesday in November annually.
Deadline is Nov 04, 2008.
- Statistics: Supports research in statistical theory & methods, including research in statistical methods for
applications to any domain of science & engineering. The theory forms the base for statistical science. The methods are used for stochastic modeling, and the collection, analysis, & interpretation of data. The methods characterize uncertainty in the data & facilitate advancement in science & engineering. Proposal window is 10/23 to 11/07 annually.
Deadline is Nov 07, 2008.
National Science Foundation (08/20/08)
- S&B Dimensions of National Security, Conflict, & Cooperation (NSCC): As part of the NSF/Department of Defense Minerva Initiative, supports innovative interdisciplinary research on the security implications of findings in social & human science disciplines. Specifically, this solicitation calls for Studies of Terrorist Organization & Ideologies; & Studies of the Strategic Impact of Religious & Cultural Change. Deadline refers to required letters of intent for small or large awards; not required for workshop proposals. All proposals due 10/30/08.
Deadline is Sep 30, 2008 (letter of intent); 10/30/08 (full proposal).
American Musicological Society (08/20/08)
- Eileen Southern Travel Fund: Provides travel assistance to minority undergrads & terminal master's degree candidates in the field of music scholarship to enable them to attend AMS Annual Meetings. These meetings offer introductions to representatives of graduate programs in musicology & future colleagues & mentors, the chance to hear a variety of presentations & concerts, & exposure to the many interest groups within AMS. Students must be nominated by AMS members.
Deadline is Sep 15, 2008.
Academy of Arts and Sciences (08/20/08)
- Visiting Scholars Program: AAS funds 4 areas: Science & Global Security, Social Policy & American Institutions, Humanities & Culture, Education. Studies that examine complex & intellectual issues using a multidisciplinary or comparative perspective are encouraged. AAS will make its historic records accessible to scholars. Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence throughout the academic year (September-May). Stipend is $35,000 for postdocs & up to $50,000 for faculty.
Deadline is Oct 17, 2008.
- Keck Observatory Guest Observer Program: Supports applications for research using the NASA telescope at Keck Observatory in HI by investigators in the followings: detection of extrasolar planets; origin & nature of planetary systems; & investigations of the solar system. Solicitations usually occur twice annually-March & September, but current deadline refers to requests for observing time from February 1, 2009 to July 31, 2009. New instrumentation also available on a time-swap basis, including Gemini-N, Gemini-S & Subaru instruments.
Deadline is Sep 08, 2008.
National Gallery of Art (08/14/2008)
- Research Fellowships: Fellows have access to the collections of the National Gallery, its library & the Library of Congress to support research on the visual arts from a variety of approaches. Program offerings include: Senior Fellowship (10/15/08); Visiting Sr. Fellowship (ddl 9/21/08); Predoctoral Fellowship (ddl 11/15/08); Predoctoral Fellowship for Travel Abroad for Historians of American Art (last ddl: 2/15/08).
Deadline is Oct 15, 2008.
- Accelerating Discovery in Science and Engineering Through Petascale Simulations and Analysis: This solicitation seeks proposals to develop the future simulation and analysis tools that can use petascale computing to advance the frontiers of scientific and engineering research. Proposals are sought from researchers aiming to capitalize on emerging petascale computing architectures, catalyzing potentially transformative research. NSF's emphasis is on implementation and exploitation of forefront techniques. Proposers must be prepared to demonstrate that they have a research problem that requires and can exploit petascale computing capabilities. Proposals from or including junior researchers are encouraged as one of the goals of this solicitation is to build a community capable of using petascale computing.
It is anticipated that proposals have a high potential for a strategically important impact. Projects that involve computer scientists and computational mathematicians in the development of new algorithms, programming techniques, or HPC software libraries, and that will benefit a broad range of science and engineering disciplines will be welcomed but all proposals should clearly define the research questions that will be addressable with the petascale software that the proposals intend to develop. Successful proposals in response to this solicitation will describe projects that go beyond the scope and priorities of core programs in computational science and engineering, for example through interdisciplinary collaborations. Investigators should include in their proposals a clearly labeled statement explaining why they believe the proposed work presents a special opportunity for early coding and testing on petascale hardware.
Deadline is October 30, 2008.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission (08/14/2008)
- 2008-09 Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) grant competition: The grant program funds professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers in core academic disciplines. The RFP includes detailed information about the background and purpose of the program, eligible partnerships, proposal requirements, and other important information.
Deadline is October 6, 2008.
American Council of Learned Societies (08/14/2008)
- New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society: Working with Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for Scholarly Exchange, ACLS offers support for research concerning Chinese culture and society: Grants (up to $25,000) for conferences that result in significant new research to be published; Grants for Workshops/Seminars (up to $15,000) designed to facilitate new research on newly available or inadequately researched problems, data, or texts; Grants (up to $6,000) for planning meetings to organizers of the above-described project types. It is expected that scholars from academic institutions in Taiwan will participate in conferences and workshops.
Deadline is Nov 12, 2008.
U.S. Department of Education (08/14/2008)
- Fulbright-Hays: Seminars Abroad--Bilateral Projects: Provides 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. Eligibility is open to educators on all levels. Each seminar's location and duration is predetermined; therefore, participants may apply accordingly. Applicants must use the e-Grants system. This program does not appear in the Federal Register.
Deadline is Sep 12, 2008.
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation (08/14/2008)
- American Fellowships: Postdoc Research Leave Fellowships ($30,000/year for one year of research) & Dissertation Fellowships ($20,000 for the final year of doctoral work) support women who have achieved distinction or promise in any field (except engineering) & are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants fund women college & university faculty & independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Must hold a Ph.D. to apply. International Fellowships also provided for women who are not U.S. citizens (deadline 12/1).
Deadline is Nov 15, 2008.
American Council on Education (08/14/2008)
- ACE Fellows Program (Senior Faculty and Administrators): Program is the premier higher education leadership development initiative in the country. It identifies & prepares senior faculty & administrators to become skilled in the leadership of change. Provides on-the-job experience. Candidates, with a minimum of five years experience as faculty members or admin, must be nominated by president or senior officer of their institution. No more than two candidates may be nominated from any campus. Host institutions must cost share. A few small grants may also be awarded, based on need, to nominating institutions.
Deadline is Nov 01, 2008 (tentative).
- Jane N. Ryland Fellowship Program: Supports the expansion of opportunities for information technology professionals to attend EDUCAUSE events, thus helping to build future leaders. Fellowships recognize a combination of past achievement, personal and institutional commitment, potential benefit, and financial need. The number and amount of fellowship awards vary by year. Award amounts cover registration fees and may also cover travel and hotel expenses.
Deadline is Nov 03, 2008.
American Honda Foundation (08/12/2008)
- Grants Program (Youth, Prenatal-21): Supports projects that meet the needs of youth, especially minority students. Projects have included job training & math, science, technology, & environmental education improvement, including curriculum development. Emphasis is on broad, innovative, & forward-thinking projects with national scope. Call for pre-recorded details. Guidelines may also be viewed online, but applications cannot be submitted electronically. Deadlines are 2/1/, 5/1, 8/1, & 11/1, annually.
Deadline is Nov 1, 2008.
Institute of and Library Services (08/12/2008)
- Museums for America: Encourages museums to use their collections, exhibits, & services to strengthen learning in the schools, in the home, & in partnership with community orgs. Program aims to provide support to museums for cultural heritage; lifelong learning; & community engagement. Projects include: planning/ongoing activities; improvement of infrastructure; purchase of equipment or services; &/or other activities. Awards range from $5,000 to $150,000, for a maximum three-year period. A one to one match is required regardless of award amount.
Deadline is Nov 1, 2008.
State Justice Institute (08/12/2008)
- SJI Grant Programs: Supports research, demonstrations, & training to improve judicial administration of the state courts. Preference is given to projects that have national significance. Offers five types of grants: Project Grants, Technical Assistance Grants, Curriculum Adaptation & Training Grants, Scholarships, & Partner Grants. Deadlines refer to scholarship applications; all other applications are accepted at any time and reviewed at quarterly board meetings.
Deadline is Nov 1, 2008.
Foundation for Child Development (08/12/2008)
- Young Scholars Program: Supports fellowships for basic & policy-relevant research focused on early education, health & well-being of immigrant children in the U.S., particularly those who are living in low-income families. Proposals focused on children from 0-8 years are highly encouraged. Goal is to support the career development of young investigators from the behavioral & social sciences & allied professional fields to help them attain tenure or support those who have received tenure within the last 4 years. Award will support four fellowships of up to $150K for up to three years.
Deadline is Nov 5, 2008.
- Global Climate Change Education Project: The GCCE project is designed to improve the quality of global climate change and Earth system science education at the elementary, secondary, and undergraduate levels. Each funded proposal is expected to take advantage of NASA's unique contributions in climate science to enhance students' academic experiences and/or to improve educators' abilities to engage and stimulate their students.The GCCE project considers proposals in three funding categories: efforts to improve K-12 teacher competency for global climate change education; efforts that strengthen the teaching and learning about global climate change within formal education systems; and/or efforts that provide opportunities for undergraduate students, pre-service teachers, and/or in-service teachers to actively engage in global climate change science research. It is anticipated that approximately twenty small awards and four larger awards will be made through this RFP. Small awards may be up to $150,000, in total, dispersed over a period of up to two years. Larger awards may be up to $500,000, in total, dispersed over a period of up to three years.
Deadlines are August 29, 2008 (Notice of Intent) and October 24, 2008 (full proposal).
Open Society Institute (08/12/2008)
- Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowships: Fund outstanding individuals -- including lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, activist academics, and others with important perspectives -- to initiate innovative policy advocacy projects at the local, state, and national levels that will have a measurable impact on one or more of OSI's U.S. criminal justice priorities. Projects must identify a clear policy goal and may range from litigation to public education to coalition building to grassroots mobilization to action research. Advocacy Fellowships, which have two tracks -- one for emerging leaders (stipend of $69,750 for eighteen months) and one for more seasoned advocates (stipend of $79,500 for eighteen months) -- may be implemented in conjunction with nonprofit organizations.
Deadline is September 24, 2008.
- Soros Justice Media Fellowships: Support writers, print and broadcast journalists, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinctive voices proposing to complete media projects for local, regional, and national markets. Media Fellowships should seek to engage the public and provoke policy responses to the issues at the core of OSI's U.S. criminal justice priorities. Media Fellowships are for one year and provide a stipend and project budget of up to $45,000.
Deadline is September 24, 2008.
Christopher Isherwood Foundation (08/07/08)
- Grants for Fiction Writing: Makes grants to enable American writers to set aside time for writing. Applicants must have published at least one book of fiction, either a novel or a collection of stories. Program is extremely competitive. All applicants must be American citizens. Applications may be submitted between 9/1 and 10/1.
Deadline is October 1, 2008.
Beckman Foundation (08/07/08)
- Young Investigators Program: Supports research in chemistry & the life sciences, broadly interpreted, & particularly the invention of methods, instruments, & materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical & life sciences. Awards generally provide $300,000 over 3 years.
Deadline is October 1, 2008.
National Gallery of Art (08/06/08)
- Research Fellowships: Fellows have access to the collections of the National Gallery, its library & the Library of Congress to support research on the visual arts from a variety of approaches. Program offerings include: Senior Fellowship (last ddl 10/1/07); Visiting Sr. Fellowship (ddl 9/21/08); Predoctoral Fellowship (last ddl 11/15/07); Predoctoral Fellowship for Travel Abroad for Historians of American Art (ddl: 2/15/08).
Deadline is September 21, 2008.
American Philosophical Society (08/06/08)
- Franklin Research Grants: 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. Applicants must hold a doctorate or have published work of doctoral character and quality. Awards are up to $6,000 each. Deadlines: 10/1/08 and 12/1/08. APS also offers John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship, deadline is 4/1/09.
Deadline is October 1, 2008.
- Sabbatical Fellowship for the Humanities and Social Sciences: Supports sabbatical/research leave for mid-career univ & 4-year college faculty in any area of the humanities or social sciences. Fellows receive between $30,000 & $40,000 to supplement partial sabbatical funding from their home institution. Candidates encouraged but not required to use the resources of the American Philosophical Society. Candidate's Ph.D. must have been conferred later than 2001, and no earlier than 1988. Very competitive.
Deadline is October 15, 2008.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (08/05/08)
- Campus Suicide Prevention Grants: Notice seeking applications to prevent suicide attempts and completions and to enhance services for students with mental and behavioral health problems, such as depression and substance abuse, that put them at risk for suicide and suicide attempts on college and university campuses. This program provides infrastructure grants, which support an array of activities to help the grantee build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective mental health prevention and treatment services. Approximately $2.1 million is available to support 21 awards. A one-to-one match is required. Colleges and universities are the only eligible applicants.
Deadline is November 25, 2008.
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (08/04/08)
- Research Professorships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, & Membership Awards: Research Professorships (due 10/1/08) provide up to $5,000/month for distinguished researchers making key contributions to their programs. Research Members awards (12/1/08) support residency of at least a month with optional per diem support and/or travel expenses. Postdoctoral Fellowships (12/1/08) provide $4,500/month for 5-10 months plus travel expenses to mathematicians with PhDs awarded 2004 or later.
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2008
US Dept. of Education - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (08/04/08)
- Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Children with Disabilities: The program seeks grantees to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative technology approaches designed to improve results for children with disabilities. Awards are made in two phases: Phase 1 projects develop and refine a technology-based approach and test its feasibility for use with children with disabilities. Phase 2 projects select a promising technology-based approach that has been developed and evaluated and is ready to be submitted to rigorous field-based research to determine its effectiveness in educational or early intervention settings. Here is a link to abstracts: http://www.nichcy.org/directories/FY07-Vol%203-R_I_T_M.pdf. (See projects funded under Grant CFDA 84.327A, starting on p. 37 of the linked document. Due to programmatic changes in the past few years, the most relevant projects begin after June 1, 2007.) The program is highly competitive with 10 total awards anticipated (6 Phase 1 awards and 4 Phase 2 awards).
Deadline is September 04, 2008.
Fund of Astrophysical Research, Inc. (08/01/08)
- Theodore Dunham, Jr. Grants for Research in Astronomy: Provides small grants for research in astronomy & the acquisition of astronomical equipment, computer time, & computer hardware/software that will be used in astronomical research. Preference generally given to multi-user facilities. Does not fund equipment used only for teaching, publication costs, or travel costs for meetings. About seven to nine grants of approximately $3,000 each are made annually. Cost sharing is encouraged.
Deadline is October 06, 2008.
- Undergraduate Student Researchers Program (USRP): Offers rising second-, third- & fourth-year
undergraduates mentored research opportunities at 10 participating NASA centers. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 & are concentrating in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physical/life sciences. Students receive $6K (10-week summer session) or $9K (15-week fall or spring session), plus travel. Students may apply for one or more sessions to increase chance of being selected, but can only participate in one of them. Upcoming competition is for spring session.
Deadline is October 17, 2008.
US Dept. of Education - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (07/31/08)
- Preparation of Leadership Personnel CFDA 84.325D: Grants support programs that provide doctoral, post-doctoral, and advanced graduate level training that prepares professionals to work in special education as researchers, teacher educators, administrators, and direct service providers. The Department anticipates making 25 awards that range from $175,000 - $200,000 per year for up to 4 years.
Deadline is September 2, 2008.
- Combined Personnel Preparation CFDA 84.325K: Grants support programs to improve the quality and increase the number of personnel who are fully credentialed to serve infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities—especially in areas of chronic personnel shortage—by supporting projects that prepare early intervention, special education, and related services personnel at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and specialist levels. Awards will support projects in one of four focus areas: (1) training personnel to serve infants, toddlers, and pre-school age children with disabilities (14 awards anticipated); (2) training personnel to serve school age children with low incidence disabilities (23 awards anticipated); (3) training personnel to provide related services to infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities (14 awards anticipated); and (d) training personnel in minority institutions (14 awards anticipated). Awards will range from $150,000 - $200,000 per year for up to 4 years.
Deadline is September 9, 2008.
- Special Education Preservice Program Improvement Grants CFDA 84.325T: Grants support programs to improve the quality of K-12 special education teacher preparation programs and ensure that program graduates meet Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) requirements and are well prepared to serve children with high incidence disabilities. For purposes of this priority, the term “high incidence disabilities” refers to learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, or mental retardation. The Department anticipates making 21 awards that range from $100,000 - $150,000 per year for up to 5 years.
Deadline is September 19, 2008.