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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:

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)


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:
    Funds ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 are available for each award.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by July 23, 2015
    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:
    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:
    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:
    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:


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.


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 by September 15, 2015. 
  • Deadline: Internal competition submissions due to OPSP by September 15, 2015; Full proposals due to NSF by January 13, 2016


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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


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