National Science Foundation (1/28/09)
- Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program: The Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students. It especially welcomes proposals that have the potential to transform undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for all students. The program supports efforts to create, adapt, and disseminate new learning materials and teaching strategies to reflect advances both in STEM disciplines and in what is known about teaching and learning. It funds projects that develop faculty expertise, implement educational innovations, assess learning and evaluate innovations, prepare K-12 teachers, or conduct research on STEM teaching and learning. It also supports projects that further the work of the program itself, for example, synthesis and dissemination of findings across the program. The program supports projects representing different stages of development, ranging from small, exploratory investigations to large, comprehensive projects.
- Deadline is May 21, 2009.
- CISE Pathways to Revitalized Undergraduate Computing Education: Through the CPATH program, CISE challenges the academic community to identify and define the core computing concepts, methods, technologies and tools to be integrated into promising new undergraduate education models, and to demonstrate effective strategies to develop and assess CT competencies in the relevant learning communities. While aimed primarily at revitalizing undergraduate education, CISE encourages the exploration of new models that extend from institutions of higher education into the K-12 environment; activities that engage K-12 teachers and students to facilitate the seamless transition of secondary students into CT-focused undergraduate programs are particularly encouraged.
- Deadline is April 28, 2009.
- Advanced Technological Education: With emphasis on two-year colleges, supports partnerships to promote improvement in education of technicians for high-tech fields. Supports curriculum and professional development; career pathways from secondary schools to two-year colleges & from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; & applied research relating to technician education. Preliminary proposals are optional but strongly recommended (especially by new applicants) and next due by 4/23/09. Full proposals due 10/15/09.
- Deadline is April 23, 2009.
- Research on Gender in Science & Engineering: Supports research, the diffusion of research-based innovations, & extension services in education that will lead to a larger and more diverse domestic science & engineering workforce by broadening participation of women & girls in STEM disciplines. Letters of intent required for Research (2/2/09) & Extension Services (2/9/09) projects. Full proposals are due 3/30/09 & 4/6/09 respectively. Diffusion of Research-Based Innovation full proposals are due 4/6/09.
- Deadline is April 6, 2009.
U.S. Department of Education (1/28/09)
- Teaching American History Grant Program: Seeking applications that aim to raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of traditional American history. Grant awards assist local educational agencies (LEAs), in partnership with entities that have extensive content expertise, to develop, implement, document, evaluate, and disseminate innovative, cohesive models of professional development. By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of traditional American history as a separate subject within the core curriculum, these programs are intended to improve instruction and raise student achievement.
- Deadline is March 9, 2009.
National Endowment for the Arts (1/28/09)
Grants for Arts Projects: Access to Artistic Excellence Grant Program :This program supports activities to make the arts more widely available, especially in areas where the arts can strengthen communities. NEA is particularly interested in projects that extend the arts to underserved populations, those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Funding is available for dance, design, folk & traditional arts, literature, local arts agencies, film/radio/TV, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting, theater, and visual arts.
Deadline is March 1, 2009.
- Literature Fellowships: Creative Writing and Poetry :Through fellowships ($25,000) to published creative writers of exceptional talent in the areas of prose & poetry, the NEA advances its goal of encouraging & supporting artistic creativity & preserving our diverse cultural heritage by expanding opportunities for artists to interpret, explore, & create work. Program operates on a two-year cycle with Fellowships in Fiction & Creative Nonfiction or Poetry. Upcoming 09 deadline is for prose.
- Deadline is March 1, 2009.
National Endowment for the Humanities (1/28/09)
- Landmarks of American History: Workshops : NEH’s Landmarks of American History: Workshops is a program that supports a series of one-week, residence-based workshops for K-12 teachers and community college faculty at historic sites. The Workshops should be academically rigorous, focus on key primary sources and documents relevant to American history, and involve leading scholars as lecturers or seminar leaders. Awards up to $225,000 will be made for K-12 workshops, and up to $210,000 is available for workshops that target community college faculty.
- Deadline is March 16, 2009.
IBM Center for The Business of Government (1/28/09)
- Research Stipends Program : Individuals receiving research stipends will be responsible for producing a 30- to 40-page research report in one of the areas presented in the Research Announcement. The manuscript must be submitted no later than six months after the start of the project. Recipients will select the start and end dates of their research project. The reports should be written for government leaders and should provide practical knowledge and insights.
- Deadline is March 2, 2009.
Advertising Educational Foundation (1/28/09)
- Visiting Professor Program :This program supports the exchange of ideas between academia & industry, and offers the chance of on-the-job experience at an advertising agency. It is a two--week program that will begin with agency orientations followed by internships. Approximately 15 professors in the liberal arts will be placed with agencies in NY, Chicago & other major cities. Eligibility is limited to U.S. professors teaching liberal arts, advertising, marketing & communications. The host agencies will pay housing & per diem costs.
- Deadline is February 13, 2009.
U.S. Department of Defense (1/28/09)
- Defense Advanced Research Projects : Notice seeking single investigator proposals from junior faculty for research and development in the areas of the Physical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics of interest to DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) and Defense Sciences Office (DSO). Proposed research should focus on innovations that will enable revolutionary advances in the selected topic area. High-risk/high-payoff ideas are strongly encouraged.
- Deadline is February 16, 2009.
U.S. Department of Education (1/28/09)
- Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior Among College Students :The Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior Among College Students provides awards to develop or enhance, implement, and evaluate campus-and/or community-based strategies to prevent high-risk drinking or violent behavior among college students.
- Deadline is January 30, 2009.
USDA’s US Forest Service (1/28/09)
- Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program : This program is seeking applications from organizations and partnerships that demonstrate the reach, resources and expertise needed to deliver meaningful, replicable results on urban forestry related issues. In FY 09 the program will support Innovation and Best Practices grants. Innovation grants focus on energy conservation, climate change and public health. Smaller grants should focus on projects that can implement, demonstrate, and disseminate replicable approaches to: make best practices/latest science in urban forestry accessible to practitioners; or nurture networks of urban forestry practitioners within existing conservation, organizations, professional societies, social networks, and Internet communities.
- Deadline is February 17, 2009.
U.S. Department of Energy (1/28/09)
- Biological and Environmental Research Research Grants : The DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) is seeking applications for research grants to advance fundamental science to understand, predict and mitigate the impacts of environmental contamination from past nuclear weapons production and provide a scientific basis for the long term stewardship of nuclear waste disposal. The program supports an integrated portfolio of research ranging from molecular to field scales with emphasis on the use of advanced computer models and multidisciplinary, iterative experimentation to understand and predict contaminant transport in complex subsurface environments.
- Deadline is April 9, 2009.
- Clean Cities FY09 Petroleum Reduction Technologies Projects for the Transportation Sector : Notice seeking applications for projects covering a range of commercial technology deployment and educational activities under the Clean Cities Transportation Sector Petroleum Reduction Technologies Program. The program is focused on advancing the economic, environmental, and energy security of the U. S. by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption in the transportation sector.
- Deadline is February 29, 2009.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (1/28/09)
- 21st Century Museum Professionals Grants: The purpose of these grants is to increase the capacity of museums to connect people to information and ideas by improving the knowledge and skills of museum staff in multiple institutions. Museum professionals are defined as paid and unpaid staff as well as practicing and future museum professionals. Funded projects will reach broad groups of museum professionals throughout a city, county, state, region, or the nation and increase their capacity to serve their audiences. Applicants must demonstrate how the proposed project will benefit multiple institutions and diverse audiences.
- Deadline is March 16, 2009.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (1/28/09)
- Public Health Conference Support Program: Grants will support non-federal conferences in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention, educational programs, and applied research. This program addresses the "Healthy People 2010" focus area(s) of Access to Quality Health Services; Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Chronic Back Conditions; Cancer; Diabetes; Disability and Secondary Conditions; Educational and Community-Based Programs; Environmental Health; Food Safety; Health Communication; Heart Disease and Stroke; Injury and Violence Prevention; Maternal, Infant and Child Health; Mental Health and Mental Disorders; Nutrition and Overweight; Physical Activity and Fitness; Public Health Infrastructure; Respiratory Diseases; Tobacco Use (among youth); and Vision and Hearing.
- Deadline is February 2, 2009.
U.S. Department of Education (1/28/09)
- Foundations for Learning Program: Notice seeking applications for projects that propose one or more of the following:(1) To deliver services to eligible children and their families that foster eligible children's emotional, behavioral, and social development; (2) To coordinate and facilitate access by eligible children and their families to the services available through community resources, including mental health, physical health, substance abuse, educational, domestic violence prevention, child welfare, and social services; (3) To provide ancillary services such as transportation or child care in order to facilitate the delivery of any other authorized services or activities; (4) To develop or enhance early childhood community partnerships and build toward a community system of care that brings together child-serving agencies or organizations to provide individualized supports for eligible children and their families; (5) To evaluate the success of strategies and services provided pursuant to the grant in promoting young children's successful entry to school and to maintain data systems required for effective evaluations; and (6) To pay for the expenses of administering the grant activities, including assessment of children's eligibility for services.
- Deadline is February 24, 2009.