October 2010 Grant Announcements
The Rockefeller Foundation (10/26/10)
Bellagio Center 2011 Residencies
- The Rockefeller Foundation is accepting applications for summer and fall 2011 residencies at its northern Italian Bellagio Center. The deadline for applying is a December 1, 2010.
The center's residency program allows for one month of disciplined work in a diverse and stimulating community of fellow residents. Residents include an international cohort of scholars, scientists, journalists, writers, artists, non-governmental organization practitioners, and policy makers. Team residencies for small groups of two to four are also available.
The Rockefeller Foundation is particularly interested in residencies from scholars, artists, or practitioners whose work intersects in some way with their key issue areas.
- Deadline: December 1, 2010
- Program Information: http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center
- Key Issue Areas: http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/who-we-are/our-focus
Suder Foundation (10/26/10)
First Scholars Program Sites
- The Suder Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from four-year public universities interested in developing a First Scholars program site. First Scholars is a national program that works to provide holistic support to first-generation college students in collaboration with selected universities. The foundation will make a five-year commitment totaling $2.5 million to start and provide early support to the three institutions selected in the 2011 funding cycle.
The program currently operates at the University of Kentucky and the University of Utah and is in the planning stage at the University of Alabama and Southern Illinois University. The program's target institutions have an enrollment between 8,500 and 25,000 students and are primarily residential campuses. Each institution selected in 2011 will receive a one-year $60,000 planning grant. Additional funding includes $500,000 in scholarships and approximately $300,000 for program operations over the first four years. Universities will be required to match the scholarships and secure a co-investment commitment from university leadership.
For complete program information and application instructions, visit the First Scholars Web site.
- Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: November 15, 2010
- Directions for Letters of Inquiry: http://www.firstscholars.org/universities/how-to-participate.php#LoI_info
- General Information: http://www.firstscholars.org/
National Science Foundation (10/14/10)
Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant program for FY 2011
- Solicitation expected late October with 1/27 deadline. Supports acquisition and development of shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Proposals for inter- and/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 (two proposals to acquire an instrument and one proposal to develop an instrument).
- Deadline: January 27, 2011 (tentative)
- Deadline: November 5, 2010: Proposal Abstract due to Office of Partnerships and Sponsored Programs
National Science Foundation (10/14/10)
Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES)
- (Formerly Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement program) Supports projects to improve the quality of STEM education for all undergraduate students. Especially encourages projects that have potential to bring about widespread adoption of classroom practices that embody understanding of how students learn most effectively. Transferability and dissemination are critical. Type 2 and 3 proposals due 1/14. Type 1 proposals due 5/26 for states beginning with A-M and 5/27 for states beginning with N-W.
- Deadline: January 14, 2011