April 2014 Announcements:

 

American Society for Microbiology (4/28/2014)

  • Awards and Grants
  • The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) supports the study of microbes--bacteria, viruses, rickettsiae, mycoplasma, fungi, algae and protozoa. Microbiological research includes infectious diseases, recombinant DNA technology, alternative methods of energy production and waste recycling, environmental problems and industrial processes.  ASM offers many awards, fellowships, and grants for researchers at all stages of microbiology study.
  • Deadlines vary by program.
  • http://www.asm.org/index.php/awards2

 

National Science Foundation (4/28/2014)

  • Social Psychology 
  • The Social Psychology Program supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span.Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior. The scientific merit of a proposal depends on four important factors: (1) The problems investigated must be theoretically grounded. (2) The research should be based on empirical observation or be subject to empirical validation. (3) The research design must be appropriate to the questions asked. (4) The proposed research must advance basic understanding of social behavior.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due July 15, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5712

 

U.S. Department of Education (4/24/2014)

  • Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
  • IES recently announced its Fiscal Year 2015 competitions. Applications packages for several topic areas under Education Research Programs and Special Education Research Programs will be available in June with a deadline of August 7, 2014. Other program announcements are expected to open soon with late summer/early fall deadlines.
  • Deadlines vary by program.
  • http://ies.ed.gov/funding/

 

National Science Foundation (4/8/2014)

  • Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies (Cyberlearning)
  • The purpose of the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts:
    • Innovation: inventing and improving next-generation genres (types) of learning technologies, identifying new means of using technology for fostering and assessing learning, and proposing new ways of integrating learning technologies with each other and into learning environments to foster and assess learning;
    • Advancing understanding of how people learn in technology-rich learning environments: enhancing understanding of how people learn and how to better foster and assess learning, especially in technology-rich learning environments that offer new opportunities for learning and through data collection and computational modeling of learners and groups of learners that can be done only in such environments; and
    • Promoting broad use and transferability of new genres: extracting lessons from experiences with these technologies that can inform design and use of new genres across disciplines, populations, and learning environments; advancing understanding of how to foster learning through effective use these new technologies and the environments they are integrated into.
    The intention of this program is to advance technologies that specifically focus on the experiences of learners; innovations that simply focus on making teaching easier will not be funded. Proposals that focus on teachers or facilitators as learners are invited; the aim in these proposals should be to help teachers and facilitators learn to make the learning experiences of learners more effective.
  • Deadline: Letter of Intent due May 12, 2014; Full Proposal due July 14, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504984

 

U.S. Department of Education (4/17/2014)

  • Fulbright Hays- Group Projects Abroad Program
  • This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies by teachers, undergraduate and graduate 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 that focus on the humanities, social sciences, or languages. This program holds an annual competition, except the language projects, which compete every three years. 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.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due May 23, 2014
  • http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/projecttypes.html

 

National Institutes of Health (4/16/2014)

  • Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative  
  • The mission of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative is to enable biomedical scientists to capitalize more fully on the Big Data being generated by those research communities. With advances in technologies, these investigators are increasingly generating and using large, complex, and diverse datasets. - See more at: http://bd2k.nih.gov/about_bd2k.html#sthash.gXN4Ic5o.dpuf
    The mission of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative is to enable biomedical scientists to capitalize more fully on the Big Data being generated by those research communities. With advances in technologies, these investigators are increasingly generating and using large, complex, and diverse datasets. - See more at: http://bd2k.nih.gov/about_bd2k.html#sthash.gXN4Ic5o.dpuf
    The mission of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative is to enable biomedical scientists to capitalize more fully on the Big Data being generated by those research communities. With advances in technologies, these investigators are increasingly generating and using large, complex, and diverse datasets. - See more at: http://bd2k.nih.gov/about_bd2k.html#sthash.gXN4Ic5o.dpuf
    The mission of the BD2K initiative is to enable biomedical scientists to capitalize more fully on the Big Data being generated by those research communities. Consequently, the biomedical research enterprise is increasingly becoming data-intensive and data-driven. However, the ability of researchers to locate, analyze, and use Big Data (and more generally all biomedical and behavioral data) is often limited for reasons related to access to relevant software and tools, expertise, and other factors. BD2K aims to develop the new approaches, standards, methods, tools, software, and competencies that will enhance the use of biomedical Big Data.
  • Deadlines vary by program.
  • http://bd2k.nih.gov/funding_opportunities.html#sthash.Boj5zkI8.dpbs

 

Health Resources & Services Administration (4/8/2014)

  • Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals
  • HRSA and SAMHSA are seeking to train a total of 1,800 additional behavioral health professionals per year through this grant program. The funding is to support pre-degree clinical internships and field placements for master’s-level social workers, psychologists, professional counselors, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, and marriage and family therapists; and, doctoral-level psychologists.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due June 3, 2014
  • http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253408

Health Resources & Services Administration (4/8/2014)

  • Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals
  •  HRSA and SAMHSA are seeking to train a total of 1,700 behavioral health paraprofessionals per year through this grant program. The funding is to support education and training of students in community and technical colleges, including tribal colleges and universities, who are seeking to obtain a certificate in a paraprofessional field focusing on the behavioral health needs of at-risk youth and families. Paraprofessional certificate programs may include community health worker, outreach worker, social services aide, mental health worker, substance abuse/addictions worker, youth worker, promotora, and peer paraprofessional. Certificate programs for peer paraprofessionals may also be offered by organizations recognized by their state government to offer peer paraprofessional training programs, and these programs must offer a state licensure or certification to the trainee upon completion.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due June 3, 2014
  • http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253409

 

U.S. Department of Justice (4/8/2014)

  • Investigator-Initiated Research: The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative 
  • This program seeks proposals that address school safety issues directly. Each research effort funded must contribute to our base of knowledge and evidence building about school safety. The research should look broadly at an array of factors that contribute to school safety. Each component of the initiative shall adhere to a single guiding principle: every activity aims to build a solid foundation of knowledge and best practices upon which communities across this country can develop and implement individualized school safety programs that have endured rigorous scientific testing.  The follow are examples of factors and issues that investigators may consider for research and evaluation:
    • The root cause of school violence;
    • Technologies and strategies for increasing school safety, such as surveillance cameras and other safety-directed technologies;
    • School-to-prison pipeline;
    • Evaluation of school safety technical assistance or training;
    • Gaps in the nation's mental health system as it may relate to school safety;
    • Environmental approaches to school safety, including school design and layout.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due May 20, 2014
  • http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251553

 

National Science Foundation (4/7/2014)

  • Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics
  • Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. The program encourages research that investigates quantitatively the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in climatic, biologic, and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impact.
  • Full Proposal due by July 16, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14550/nsf14550.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (4/3/2014)

  • Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)
  • The IBSS competition promotes the conduct of interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences.  Emphasis is placed on support for research that involves researchers from multiple disciplinary fields, that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies from multiple disciplinary fields, and that is likely to yield generalizable insights and information that will advance basic knowledge and capabilities across multiple disciplinary fields.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due December 2, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504832&org=BCS&from=home

 

National Science Foundation (4/3/2014)

  • Perception, Action & Cognition 
  • This program supports research on perception, action and cognition. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Central research topics for consideration by the Perception, Action, and Cognition panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs (e.g., Linguistics, Developmental and Learning Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, etc). Proposals may involve clinical populations, animals, or computational modeling only if the work has direct impact on basic issues of human perception, action, or cognition.
  • Deadline: Workshop and Conference Proposals due June 16, 2014; Research Proposals due August 1, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686&org=BCS&from=home

National Science Foundation (4/3/2014)

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • The Cultural Anthropology Program supports basic scientific research about the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Cultural anthropologists analyze human social and cultural behavior holistically. This integrated approach makes anthropology a valuable research tool for understanding the modern world. Because cultural patterns are emergent over time and space, there is no single natural scale for ethnographic and ethnological analysis. In some cases, cultural patterns may emerge from the collective behavior of large ensembles of smaller scale units; in others, they may be imposed by larger scale constraints. The origins of social and cultural variability may be remote from the scale at which they are observed. Therefore, research may target any appropriate scale or scales from local to regional to global. The Program encourages innovative research that contributes to building spatially and temporally specific theory that extends understanding beyond individual case studies. The program accepts proposals for a variety of project types:
    • Senior Research proposals (that is, research proposals from scholars with PhDs or equivalent degree);
    • Proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants;
    • Cultural Anthropology Scholars awards (for research-related, post-PhD training)
  • Deadline: Senior Proposal due August 15, 2014; Dissertation Research Proposal due August 15, 2014; Scholars Proposal due August 16, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5388&org=BCS&from=home

 

National Science Foundation (4/3/2014)

  • Social Psychology
  • The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior. The scientific merit of a proposal depends on four important factors: (1) The problems investigated must be theoretically grounded. (2) The research should be based on empirical observation or be subject to empirical validation. (3) The research design must be appropriate to the questions asked. (4) The proposed research must advance basic understanding of social behavior.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due July 15, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5712&org=BCS&from=home

 

National Science Foundation (4/3/2014)

  • Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS)
  • The DRMS program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research, and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due August 18, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423&org=SES&from=home

     

National Science Foundation (4/3/2014)

  • Law and Social Sciences
  • The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules.  The program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological.  Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior.  Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors.  Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including though not limited to:
    • Crime, Violence and Punishment
    • Economic Issues
    • Governance
    • Legal Decision-making
    • Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice
    • Litigation and the Legal Profession
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due August 1, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504727&org=SES&from=home

 

U.S. Department of Justice (4/2/2014)

  • Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence
  • The program supports research and evaluation on specific issues related to teen dating violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
    • Teen Dating Violence-  Evaluation of programs that target boys,men, and youth-led programs; evaluation of prevention programs that either target youth involved in the juvenile justice system, or those readily transferred to juvenile justice settings; research that furthers our understanding of abuse within and between relationships, and stability and changes across partners
    • Sexual Violence- The development and testing of theories about why, and under what circumstances sexual violence occurs; research on sexual assault in the military, including evaluation of prevention and response efforts; research that furthers our understanding of serial rape patterns among perpetrators known and unknown to the victim.
    • Intimate Partner Violence-  Dating violence on college campuses, including evaluation of dating violence prevention programs; research focused on offender decision-making related to intimate partner violence (including stalking) and its association to other criminal offenses.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due April 25, 2014
  • https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001088.pdf

 

U.S. Department of Justice (4/2/2014)

  • Research and Evaluation on Justice Systems: Investigator-Initiated
  •  The program encourages investigator-initiated proposals that focus on social and behavioral research on crime and justice topics relevant to criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. The National Institute of Justice expects scholarly products to result from each award.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due April 28, 2014
  • https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001087.pdf

 

U.S. Department of Justice (4/2/2014)

  • Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships
  • This program supports multiple criminal justice research projects involving researcher-practitioner partnerships. Focus should be on supporting criminal justice research and evaluation activities that include a researcher-practitioner partnership component. Proposals must fall under one of the following program areas:
    • Junior Faculty Grant Program to Promote Criminal Justice Research-Practitioner Partnerships-  supports the pairing of a senior faculty member (Associate Professor or Professor) with a junior faculty member (early career Assistant Professor) or the pairing of a Senior Research Associate (within a research organization) to conduct criminal justice research in conjunction with one or more criminal justice practitioners.  The proposed research study should focus on a criminal justice practice- or policy-based issue, should have clear implications for the field and should include a thorough dissemination plan that includes dissemination to criminal justice practitioners and policy makers.
    • Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Fellowship Placement Program- supports the placement of a researcher within a criminal justice practice-based organization to initiate new or strengthen existing researcher-practitioner partnerships. The researcher will work directly with the organization to conduct criminal justice research and/or evaluation that relates to the needs of the organization but also has implications for local, state, and national practice or policy.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due May 28, 2014
  • https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001087.pdf