Funding Opportunity Announcements
These announcements are updated daily. Please check back often for opportunities that may be of interest to you. Please let us know if you are interested in applying for any of these funding opportunities. We look forward to assisting you throughout the application process!
This 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
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
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
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
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
Previous Week's Announcements:
U.S. Department of Health Services (2/11/2015)
- Street Outreach Program
- This project seeks applications to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been to subjected to, or at risk of being subjected to, sexual exploitation and/or sexual abuse. Approximately $4.7 million is available to support 38 awards. The scope of work is to include outreach, individualized assessment, service linkages, case planning, and follow-up for youth. The intent is to increase young people's safety, social, and emotional well-being, self-sufficiency, and help them build permanent connections with families, communities, schools, and other positive social networks. Support will go to projects that implement outreach intervention strategies to keep youth safe an help them leave the streets, coordinate and sustain partnerships to expand access to services to respond to the needs of youth homelessness, and foster service delivery systems that provide protective factors such as skills, attitudes, and behaviors for effective transition into adulthood while reducing risk factors such as substance use, lack of shelter, and disconnection from school or caring adults.
- Deadline: Full proposals due April 10, 2015
National Science Foundation (2/6/2015)
- Cyber-Physical Systems
- This project is looking for proposals for engineered systems that are built from,
and depend on, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components.
The goal of the CPS program is to develop the core system science needed to engineer
complex cyber-physical systems which people can use or interact with and depend upon.
Three classes of research and education projects -- differing in scope and goals --
will be considered through this solicitation:
- Breakthrough projects must offer a significant advance in fundamental CPS science, engineering and/or technology that has the potential to change the field. This category focuses on new approaches to bridge computing, communication, and control. Funding for Breakthrough projects may be requested for a total of up to $500,000 for a period of up to 3 years.
- Synergy projects must demonstrate innovation at the intersection of multiple disciplines, to accomplish a clear goal that requires an integrated perspective spanning the disciplines. Funding for Synergy projects may be requested for a total of $500,001 to $1,000,000 for a period of 3 to 4 years.
- Frontier projects must address clearly identified critical CPS challenges that cannot be achieved by a set of smaller projects. Funding may be requested for a total of $1,000,001 to $7,000,000 for a period of 4 to 5 years.
- Deadline: Full proposals due May 4, 2015
National Endowment for the Arts (2/4/2015)
- Art Works 2015
- This project seeks to fund programs that foster 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 art. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000.
- Deadline: Full proposals due by February 19, 2015 and July 23, 2015
Department of Defense - Air Force Academy (2/2/2015)
- Research in Computational and Experimental Fluid Dynamics
- This project is focused on developing collaborative research partnerships with other local academic institutions and universities and/or organizations in the areas of experimental and computational fluid dynamics and high performance computing. The ultimate goal is to provide undergraduate cadets at USAFA high quality research experience in both the experimental and computational domains. It is expected that the offeror will assist in developing and executing research projects in collaborations with USAFA cadets and faculty.
- Deadline: Full proposals due February 28, 2015