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This Week's Announcements:

National Science Foundation (8/24/2015)

  • Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS)
  • The Division of Mathematical Sciences in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need and urgency for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences. This competition is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support existing ones.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by September 15, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5300&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (8/19/2015)

  • Computational Mathematics
  • The program supports mathematical research in areas of science where computation plays a central and essential role, emphasizing analysis, development and implementation of numerical methods and algorithms, and symbolic methods. The prominence of computation with analysis and ultimate implementation efficiency of the computational methods in the research is a hallmark of the program. Proposals ranging from single-investigator projects that develop and analyze innovative computational methods to interdisciplinary team projects that not only create and analyze new mathematical and computational techniques, but also use/implement them to model, study, and solve important application problems are strongly encouraged. Awards may be up to $1,200,000.
  • Deadline: Full proposals are due by December 1, 2015
  • http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=278447

 

TN Higher Education Commission (8/13/2015)

  • Improving Teacher Quality Grants
  • The focus of this year's TN Improving Teacher Quality Grant program is on conducting professional development projects that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and mathematics) subjects for grades 9-12 to strategically support the preparation and development of a strong workforce in Tennessee. A technical assistance conference call will be conducted at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. CST) on Wednesday, August 19. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to participate. The conference dial-in number is (866) 531-9321, and the participant code is 6464. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will offer a workshop on the program immediately prior to the conference call from 2-3 p.m. To RSVP and get more information on the location, contact Todd Doman (todd-doman@utc.edu).
  • Deadline: A notice of intent to submit must be transmitted via email to Herbert.J.Brown@tn.gov no later than 4:30 p.m. (CST) on Monday August 24, 2015. Final proposals are due in the THEC offices in Nashville by Monday, September 21, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. (CST).
  • https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/thec/attachments/THEC_2016_ITQ_RFP_Aug_10_2015.pdf

 

National Endowment for the Arts (8/11/2015)

  • Research: Art Works
  • This program seeks applications to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. By providing financial support to deserving projects, the NEA anticipates that this program will spur growth in the number of people experienced in and knowledgeable about arts-related research in the U.S. Matching grants range from $10,000 to $30,000 for this award.
  • Deadline: Full proposals are due by October 20, 2015
  • http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works

 

Department of Health & Human Services (8/10/2015)

  • Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations to Ensure Equity (BRITE) in Maternal and Child Health
  • This program seeks to increase the diversity of the pool of researchers involved in health equity research related to NICHD mission areas including: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation. The goal of the BRITE program is to stimulate maternal and child health equity research within institutions eligible for the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) R15 program.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by November 18, 2015
  • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-093.html

 

Department of Energy (8/5/2015)

  • Early Career Research Program 
  • The Office of Science of the Department of Energy is inviting grant applications for support under the Early Career Research program in the following areas: advanced scientific computing research, biological and environmental research, basic energy sciences, fusion energy sciences, high energy physics, and nuclear physics. The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research program of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.
  • A pre-application is due on September 10, 2015, with a full proposal due on November 19, 2015
  • http://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2015/SC_FOA_0001386.pdf

 

National Science Foundation (7/20/2015)

  • NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
  • This program provides scholarship and programmatic support for projects that positively affect the retention, success, and graduation in STEM of academically talented students with demonstrated financial need. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions, collaborations of STEM faculty and educational and social science researchers, or partnerships among institutions of higher education and business and industry. The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the STEM workforce or graduate study; 2) improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and 3) advance understanding of the factors or curricular and co-curricular activities affecting the success of low-income students.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by September 22, 2015; It is a limited submission proposal, with each College at UTC being able to submit one, and only one, proposal. Please notify our office as soon as possible if you’re interested in submitting a proposal so that we may coordinate most effectively.
  • https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5257

 

National Science Foundation (7/9/2015)

  • Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
  • The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) supports research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals should focus on organisms as a fundamental unit of biological organization. Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to apply systems approaches that will lead to conceptual and theoretical insights and predictions about emergent organismal properties.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by August 7, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503623&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Endowment for the Humanities (7/9/2015)

  • Summer Stipend Program 
  • Summer Stipends are opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced scholarly work in the humanities. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of the humanities.  Recipients might eventually produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other projects that are scholarly in nature.  The NEH Summer Stipends support projects that can be completed during the tenure of an award or those that are part of a long-term endeavor.  The stipends are awarded to individual scholars, not to UTC. NEH Summer Stipends do not support projects to study teaching methods or theories.  Neither do they support surveys of courses and programs, the preparation of institutional curricula, works in the creative or performing arts, or the publishing of textbooks. Each institution may only nominate two individuals, so UTC has an internal competition to identify the two most qualified proposals. Stipends of $6,000 are awarded to support two consecutive and uninterrupted months of full-time study or research.
  • Deadline: To participate in the internal competition, a copy of a CV and a one-page project summary/abstract must be submitted to opsp@utc.edu by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 17. Selected applications must submit their full proposals to NEH by Monday, October 1, 2015. For more information, please contact todd-doman@utc.edu.
  • http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends

 

National Science Foundation (7/9/2015)

  • Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
  • The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally. Only three proposal submissions - two for equipment acquisition and one for equipment development - are allowed per institution, so OPSP will be conducting an internal review and selection process. If you are interested in submitting an NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) proposal for the upcoming competition, please plan to submit a 2-3 page abstract and any needed supporting documentation to the Office of Partnerships & Sponsored Programs at opsp@utc.edu by September 15, 2015.  
  • Deadline: Internal competition submissions due to OPSP by September 15, 2015; Full proposals due to NSF by January 13, 2016
  • https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5260

 

National Science Foundation (6/26/2015)

  • Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI)
  • The Advances in Biological Informatics program seeks to support research that enables investigators to make use of biological data and information for the discovery of new knowledge and the advancement of the field of biology. Examples include new tools that scale well to complex biological data; theoretical research on data structures; design of easy-to-use interfaces and tools for data input, manipulation, analysis and extraction; and planning and prototype development of new types of biological data- or knowledge-bases. Proposals supported by ABI must lead to the solution of significant problems in biology. Multidisciplinary research is encouraged.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by September 22, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15582/nsf15582.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (6/15/2015)

  • Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Biological/Math Sciences 
  • This joint NSF/NIH initiative supports new and existing collaborations for mathematical and statistical research on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. The goal is to create new opportunities in quantitative biological research. Following review, proposals may be recommended for funding by either the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences or the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences. 
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by September 15, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5300

 

Avon Foundation for Women (6/15/2015)

  • Campus Grants to Active Bystanders to Reduce Sexual Assault, Dating Abuse
  • This program awards funds for bystander projects aimed at reducing campus sexual assault, dating abuse and stalking through Bystander Intervention Tactics. Applicants must demonstrate and be able to measure how their campus projects will generate awareness by instilling a sense of responsibility for students and faculty to step in and take action when abuse is suspected or observed, providing the training and skills necessary for bystanders to safely intervene. Approximately 30 awards of up to $5,000 are available.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by July 1, 2015
  • http://www.avonfoundation.org/grants/domestic-violence/

 

National Science Foundation (6/15/2015)

  • Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
  • This program supports cybersecurity research from three perspectives: Trustworthy Computing Systems and/or Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Secure, Trustworthy, Assured, and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems; and Transition to Practice.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by September 24, 2015 for large projects, November 18, 2015 for small projects, and December 16, 2015 for Education proposals
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504709

 

National Institutes of Health (6/15/2015)

  • Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Undergraduate Institutions
  • NICHD supports applications to strengthen the developmental biology research environment at campuses that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees, but have not received much NIH support. Projects must foster research experiences in developmental biology for undergraduates in order that they understand the molecular and cellular basis of embryonic development. NICHD is not interested in behavioral development or intellectual disabilities for this specific FOA. Applicants may request up to $300,000 in direct costs.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by September 10, 2015
  • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-149.html

 

National Science Foundation (6/15/2015)

  • EHR Core Research (ECR)
  • The EHR Core Research (ECR) program of fundamental research in STEM education provides funding in critical research areas that are essential, broad and enduring. EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following focal areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM. The program supports advances in fundamental research on STEM learning and education by fostering efforts to develop foundational knowledge in STEM learning and learning contexts, both formal and informal, from childhood through adulthood, for all groups, and from the earliest developmental stages of life through participation in the workforce, resulting in increased public understanding of science and engineering.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by September 10, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504924

 

National Endowment for the Humanities (6/15/2015)

  • Enduring Questions
  • This program provides support for new humanities courses at the undergraduate level on a fundamental concern of human life. Course may be taught by faculty from any field in the humanities or outside the humanities, provided that humanities sources are central to course content. Courses must reflect intellectual pluralism and draw on readings from different periods. Award of up to $38,000 depending on number of project directors. The new course must be taught at least twice (requires administrator sign-off). Applicants may send a preliminary proposal sketch for feedback up to a month before the deadline.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by September 10, 2015
  • http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/EnduringQuestions.html

 

National Science Foundation (5/27/2015)

  • Tectonics Program 
  • This program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere (i.e. above the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary). The program focuses on non-magmatic deformation processes and their tectonic drivers that operate at any depth within the continental lithosphere, on time-scales of decades/centuries (e.f. active tectonics) and longer, and at micro- to plate boundary/orogenic belt length-scales.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by June 22, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13673&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (5/26/2015)

  • Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)
  • This program supports potentially transformative proposals in any area of CISE research from PIs who are in their first academic position post-PhD. The goal is for the PI to achieve research independence early in his or her career. The CISE Research Initiation Initiative is part of CISE's strategy to increase its investments in the development and growth of the research capabilities of future generations of computer and information scientists and engineers, including computational and data scientists and engineers. CRII awards will be given to researchers to undertake exploratory investigations, to acquire and test preliminary data, develop collaborations within or across research disciplines, and/or develop new algorithms, approaches, and system designs/prototypes, which together or separately may lead to improved capacity to write successful proposals submitted to other programs in the future.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due September 30, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15569/nsf15569.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (5/7/2015)

  • Division of Physics
  • Notice seeking applications for computational and data-enabled science. The program emphasizes novel methods for high-performance computing that require significant code development. Priority will be given to proposals that, in addition to compelling scientific goals, have a computational advance or new enabling capability. Proposals should include either innovation in computing, such as algorithm development and efficient use of novel architectures, or provide significant improvement to community codes.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due the first Thursday in December annually (Dec. 3, 2015)
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505206

 

National Endowment for the Arts (5/6/2015)

  • NEA Art Works
  • This program seeks to support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.
    The guiding principle of "Art Works" is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. - See more at: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description#sthash.jOZw4gdB.dpuf
    Funds ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 are available for each award.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by July 23, 2015
  • http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description
    The guiding principle of "Art Works" is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. - See more at: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description#sthash.jOZw4gdB.dpuf
    The guiding principle of "Art Works" is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. - See more at: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description#sthash.jOZw4gdB.dpuf
    The guiding principle of "Art Works" is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. - See more at: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description#sthash.jOZw4gdB.dpuf
    The guiding principle of "Art Works" is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. - See more at: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description#sthash.jOZw4gdB.dpuf

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation (5/6/2015)

  • Strategic Research Program 
  • TDOT’s Strategic Research Program is charged with meeting the department’s research needs. TDOT staff have prepared research need statements, which are now available for review and open to proposal. To view the research need statements, click here.
  • Deadline: Proposal deadline has been extended to Sunday, June 7 at 11:59 p.m.
  • http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/longrange/strategic-research.htm

 

National Science Foundation (4/30/2015)

  • Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) 
  • The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally. Only three proposal submissions - two for equipment acquisition and one for equipment development - are allowed per institution, so OPSP will be conducting an internal review and selection process. If you are interested in submitting an NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) proposal for the upcoming competition, please plan to submit a 2-3 page abstract and any needed supporting documentation to the Office of Partnerships & Sponsored Programs at opsp@utc.edu by September 15, 2015. 
  • Deadline: Internal competition submissions due to OPSP by September 15, 2015; Full proposals due to NSF by January 13, 2016
  • https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5260

 

National Endowment for the Humanities (4/29/2015)

  • Summer Stipend Program 
  • Summer Stipends are opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced scholarly work in the humanities. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of the humanities.  Recipients might eventually produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other projects that are scholarly in nature.  The NEH Summer Stipends support projects that can be completed during the tenure of an award or those that are part of a long-term endeavor.  The stipends are awarded to individual scholars, not to UTC. NEH Summer Stipends do not support projects to study teaching methods or theories.  Neither do they support surveys of courses and programs, the preparation of institutional curricula, works in the creative or performing arts, or the publishing of textbooks. Each institution may only nominate two individuals, so UTC has an internal competition to identify the two most qualified proposals. Stipends of $6,000 are awarded to support two consecutive and uninterrupted months of full-time study or research.
  • Deadline: To participate in the internal competition, a copy of a CV and a one-page project summary/abstract must be submitted to opsp@utc.edu by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 17. Selected applications must submit their full proposals to NEH by Monday, October 1, 2015. For more information, please contact todd-doman@utc.edu.
  • http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends

 

National Science Foundation (4/23/2015)

  • EHR Core Research (ECR) 
  • The EHR Core Research (ECR) program of fundamental research in STEM education provides funding in critical research areas that are essential, broad and enduring. EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following focal areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM. The ECR program is distinguished by its emphasis on the accumulation of robust evidence to inform efforts to (a) understand, (b) build theory to explain, and (c) suggest interventions (and innovations) to address persistent challenges in STEM interest, education, learning, and participation. The program supports advances in fundamental research on STEM learning and education by fostering efforts to develop foundational knowledge in STEM learning and learning contexts, both formal and informal, from childhood through adulthood, for all groups, and from the earliest developmental stages of life through participation in the workforce, resulting in increased public understanding of science and engineering. The ECR program will fund fundamental research on: human learning in STEM; learning in STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and research on broadening participation in STEM.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by September 10, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15509/nsf15509.htm

 

National Science Foundation (4/23/2015)

  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 
  • The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. UTC has a proven track-record of securing REU awards, and approximately 180 new sites are awarded each year. The typical funding amount is $70,000 - $120,000 per year, although there is no firm limit on the amount an institution can request.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by August 26, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Research Corporation for Science Advancement (4/13/2015)

  • Cottrell Scholar Awards
  • Cottrell Scholar Awards provide $100,000 to early career tenure-track assistant professors in bachelor - and Ph.D. - granting departments of astronomy, chemistry, and physics. Applicant proposals must contain a research plan, an educational plan, and a clear statement on how the CSA will help applicants become truly outstanding teacher-scholars and future academic leaders. For the 2015 proposal cycle, eligibility is limited to faculty members who started their first tenure-track appointment in 2012.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by May 15, 2015
  • http://rescorp.org/cottrell-scholars/cottrell-scholar-award

 

Department of Education (4/2/2015)

  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)
  • The GAANN program provides grants to academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to support graduate fellowships for students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution. A project must provide fellowships in one or more of the following areas of national need: Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies; Biological Sciences/Life Sciences; Chemistry; Computer and Information Sciences; Engineering; Foreign Languages; Mathematics; Nursing; Physics; Psychology; and Educational Evaluation, Research, and Statistics.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by May 29, 2015
  • http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275600

 

National Institute of Health (4/2/2015)

  • Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Academic Research Enhancement Award
  • This funding opportunity announcement encourages grant applications to strengthen the developmental biology research environment at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. In addition, this FOA attempts to foster the development of novel or underutilized experimental model systems, and to motivate students through exposure to and participation in research projects designed to study fundamental processes underlying normal development.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by September 10, 2015
  • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-057.html

 

National Science Foundation (3/31/2015)

  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
  • This program supports engineered systems built from and dependent upon the synergy of computational and physical components. Emerging CPS will be coordinated, distributed, and connected, and must be robust and responsive. Examples include the smart electric grid, smart transportation, smart buildings, smart medical technologies, next-generation air traffic management and advanced manufacturing. Three types of programs are considered: Breakthrough ($500,000); Synergy ($1 million); and Frontiers ($1-7 million).
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by May 4, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503286

 

Department of Health and Human Services (3/31/2015)

  • National Workforce Diversity Program 
  • Notice seeking applications to address health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by supporting networks of institutions focused on, and with demonstrated commitment and capacity to establish pipeline programs to increase minority and disadvantaged students awareness of and pursuit in the areas of health care and behavioral health and increase the availability of STEM education programs.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by May 18, 2015
  • http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275242

 

Department of Health and Human Services (3/30/2015)

  • Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care
  • The purpose of this Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to test approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment in routine healthcare settings. Research applications should be designed to test practical and potentially sustainable strategies to improve processes of care and health outcomes for individuals who are overweight or obese or at risk for becoming overweight or obese and/or at risk for or have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The goal of the research is to obtain results that will improve routine healthcare practice and inform healthcare policy for the prevention or management of these conditions.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by November 1, 2016
  • http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275455

 

Previous Week's Announcements:

The Teagle Foundation (3/17/2015)

  • Liberal Arts in the Professions Initiative
  • This program aims to infuse the liberal arts in undergraduate curricula for business, teaching, and STEM education. Funded projects will involve a team of four to six post-secondary institutions, which will engage in curricular redesign that combines the humanities and social sciences in one of the previously mentioned three target areas. Grants ranging between $250,000 and $300,000 are available to support projects lasting 24 to 36 months.
  • Deadline: Concept papers are due by July 1, 2015 and will be used as the basis for inviting full-length proposals
  • http://www.teaglefoundation.org/Grantmaking/RFPs

 

Russell Sage Foundation (3/16/2015)

  • Research and Scholar Programs
  • This program supports research exclusively in the social sciences. Project awards of $35,000 - $150,000 support basic social science research. By funding these projects, RSF plans to sponsor rigorous social scientific research as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies. In sponsoring this research, the Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences. Program areas include: behavioral economics, cultural contact, future of work, immigration, and social inequality.
  • Deadlines: Required letters of intent due by June 1, 2015 and September 9, 2015
  • http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (3/10/2015)

  • "Now is the Time" Project AWARE-Community
  • This project seeks applications to support the training of teachers and a broad array of actors who interact with youth through their programs at the community level, including parents, law enforcement, faith-based leaders, and other adults, in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) or Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). The NITT-AWARE-C program closely aligns with SAMHSA’s strategic initiative on Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness.  This grant program aims to support communities where individuals, families, schools, and community-based organizations take action to promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental and substance use disorders. The project will fund 70 awards for up to $125,000 per year, and it is expected to increase the mental health literacy among youth-serving adults, policy-makers, and administrators of youth-serving programs.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by May 1, 2015
  • http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-15-012

 

National Science Foundation

  • Cracking the Olfactory Code (Olfactory) - An Ideas Lab Activity 
  • This solicitation describes an Ideas Lab on “Cracking the Olfactory Code.” Ideas Labs are intensive workshops focused on finding innovative solutions to grand challenge problems. The ultimate aim of this Ideas Lab organized by the Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorates at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to facilitate the generation and execution of innovative research projects aimed at understanding the nature of olfactory processing and sensory representations in the brain in general. The aspiration is that mixing researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds will engender fresh thinking and innovative approaches that will transform our understanding of olfactory processing in behavioral contexts while spawning new opportunities to elucidate the general nature of sensory representations in the brain. The project aims to deliver 4-6 awards.
  • Deadline: Preliminary proposal due May 1, 2015; full proposals due by July 31, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15547/nsf15547.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

International and Foreign Language Office

  • Fulbright Hays- Group Projects Abroad Program (3/2/2015)
  • This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs. Projects must focus on the humanities, social sciences and languages, and must focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. Applications that propose projects focused on Canada or Western Europe will not be funded.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by March 23, 2015
  • http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/index.html

 

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