September 2011 Grant Announcements
National Science Foundation (9/27/2011)
Sustainable Energy Pathways
- Notice seeking proposals for innovative, interdisciplinary basic research in science, engineering, and education by teams of researchers for developing systems approaches to sustainable energy pathways based on a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, technical, environmental, economic, and societal issues.
- Deadline: Proposals are due February 1, 2012. Approximately $34 million is available to support 15 to 20 awards. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.
- Solicitation http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11590/nsf11590.htm, Grants.gov notice http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=124453
Department of Energy (9/22/2011)
Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing: High Energy Physics program
- DOE is seeking applications for its Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing: High Energy Physics program. The funding opportunity announcement requests three year research plans that will advanced DOE's Office of High Energy Physics's mission by fully exploiting leadership class computing resources (by which it means those existing or planned in the next five years for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, among others.) The areas of interest for this research program are Cosmic Frontier Scientific Simulation, Lattice Gauge Theory Research, and Accelerator Science Modeling and Simulation.
- Deadline: Applications due January 9, 2012
- Use the following link to view this opportunity:
National Science Foundation (9/22/2011)
Discovery Research K-12
- Notice seeking proposals for research projects that study the development, testing, deployment, effectiveness, and/or scale-up of innovative resources, models and tools; address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education; and challenge existing assumptions about learning and teaching within or across STEM fields, envision the future needs of learners, and consider new and innovative ways to support student and teacher learning.
- Next Deadline: January 10, 2012
- Solicitation http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11588/nsf11588.htm
U.S. Department of Education (9/16/2011)
Fulbright-Hayes Seminars Abroad
- The program 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.
Two seminars are available for university faculty and administrators in the social sciences and humanities:
- Social Sciences in China -- four weeks beginning in late June 2012
- Oman and the United Arab Emirates: Tradition and Change in the Gulf – four weeks, from May 22 to June 22, 2012
Applications are due October 25, 2011 by 4:30 p.m. and must be submitted on-line through the U.S. Department of Education’s G5 Grants Management System.
- Deadline: October 25, 2011
National Science Foundation (9/16/2011)
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
- Supports research-based graduate education in to strengthen U.S. STEM workforce. Fellowships provide a $30,000 stipend to the student and a $10,500 allowance (may be increased to $12,000 for FY 12) to the institution per year to support study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees. Awards provide three years of support but may be used over five years. Cannot be used concurrently with another federal fellowship. Deadlines vary from 11/14-11/18/11 depending on field.
- Next Deadline: November 4, 2011
- See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201 for details.
U.S. Department of Energy (9/15/2011)
Solar Energy Technologies Program
- Supports advanced solar energy technology and encourages collaborative partnerships among industry, universities, national laboratories, federal, state, and local governments. Current Opportunities include: SunShot Initiative: Rooftop Solar Challenge to Induce Market Transformation (9/9) and SUNPATH (10/28).
- Next Deadline: October 28, 2011
- See http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/current_opportunities.html for details.
U.S. Department of Education (9/15/2011)
Race to the Top Fund
- Provides competitive grants to encourage and reward states that are creating the conditions for education innovation and reform; implementing ambitious plans in the four education reform areas described in the Recovery Act; and achieving significant improvement in student outcomes, including making substantial gains in student achievement, closing achievement gaps, improving high school graduation rates, and ensuring that students are prepared for success in college and careers. FY 11 competition focuses on early learning.
- Next Deadline: October 19, 2011
- Go to http://www.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop/index.html for details.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (9/15/2011)
Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education
- Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (EIN) is inviting applications for research projects studying nursing faculty issues that are critical to achieving the recommendations outlined in the 2010 Institute of Medicine report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Consistent with EIN’s mission, projects will typically address teaching productivity and faculty preparation in nursing education for meeting the demands of a reformed health care and public health system. Findings should inform strategies for addressing the nurse faculty shortage while expanding the nurse workforce and maintaining or improving student outcomes.
- Deadline: February 1, 2012
National Science Foundation (9/8/2011)
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
- The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program supports the active involvement of K-12 science, technology, engineering, computer and information science, and mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research in order to bring knowledge of engineering, computer science, and technological innovation into their classrooms. The goal is to help build long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers, community college faculty, and the NSF university research community by involving the teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research and helping them translate their research experiences and new knowledge into classroom activities. Partnerships with inner city schools or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. This announcement features two mechanisms for support of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty: RET supplements to ongoing ENG or CISE awards and new RET Site awards. RET supplements may be included in proposals for new or renewed NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) or CISE grants or as supplements to ongoing NSF ENG or CISE funded projects. RET in Engineering and Computer Science Sites are based on independent proposals from engineering or computer and information science departments, schools or colleges to initiate and conduct research participation projects for a number of K-12 STEM teachers and/or community college faculty.
- Deadline: October 3, 2011
National Science Foundation (9/8/2011)
Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)
- The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) supports research and education in the Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric, and Geospace Sciences. The Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) Program is designed to address the fact that certain groups are underrepresented in the geosciences relative to their proportions in the general population. The primary goal of the OEDG Program is to increase participation in the geosciences by African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (American Indians and Alaskan Natives), Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesians or Micronesians), and persons with disabilities. A secondary goal of the program is to increase the perceived relevance of the geosciences among broad and diverse segments of the population. The OEDG Program supports activities that will increase the number of members of underrepresented groups who:
- Are involved in formal pre-college geoscience education programs;
- Pursue and earn associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the geosciences;
- Enter geoscience careers; and
- Participate in informal geoscience education programs.
The OEDG Program offers three funding Tracks: OEDG Planning Grants; Track 1: Proof-of-Concept Projects; and Track 2: Full-Scale Projects.
- Full Proposal Deadline: October 5, 2011 (Planning Grant Proposals Only; Letter of Intent Not Required)
- Letter of Intent Deadline: September 3, 2012 (Required for Track 1 and Track 2 Proposals)