July 2014 Announcements:

National Science Foundation (7/31/2014)

  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE)
  • The IUSE program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures (e.g. organizational changes, new methods for certification or credentialing, course re-conception, cyberlearning, etc.) and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. The IUSE program recognizes and respects the variety of discipline-specific challenges and opportunities facing STEM faculty as they strive to incorporate results from educational research into classroom practice and work with education research colleagues and social science learning scholars to advance our understanding of effective teaching and learning. The program features two tracks: (1) Engaged Student Learning and (2) Institutional and Community Transformation. Two tiers of projects exist within each track: (i) Exploration and (ii) Design and Development. These tracks will entertain research studies in all areas.
  • Deadline: Engaged Student Learning: Exploration Full Proposal due October 22, 2014; Institutional and Community Transformation: Exploration Full Proposal due October 24, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14588/nsf14588.htm

 

National Science Foundation (7/30/2014)

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  • The 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.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due August 27, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation (7/30/2014)

  • Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)
  • The mission of CISE is to promote the progress of computer and information science and engineering research and education, and advance the development and use of cyberinfrastructure across the science and engineering enterprise; to promote understanding of the principles and uses of advanced computer, communications, and information systems in service to society; and to contribute to universal, transparent, and affordable participation in an information-based society. The goal of this program is to contribute to the growth and development of future generations of scientists and engineers who will dedicate their careers to advancing research and education in the fields that CISE funds.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due September 24, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf14562

Tennessee Department of Education (7/25/2014)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (7/25/2014)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
  • The AHRQ mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. Within the mission, AHRQ's specific priority areas of focus are:
    • Improve health care quality by accelerating implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
    • Make health care safer
    • Increase accessibility by evaluating expansions of insurance coverage
    • Improve health care affordability, efficiency and cost transparency
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due September 25, 2014
  • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-290.html

National Science Foundation (7/24/2014)

  • International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
  • The IRES program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering.  The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due August 19, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

National Science Foundation (7/23/2014)

  • Partnerships for International Research and Education
  • Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.
  • Deadline: Preliminary Proposal due October 21, 2014; Full Proposal due May 15, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14587/nsf14587.htm

 

National Science Foundation (7/23/2014)

  • CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS)
  • The CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development. The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. In return for their scholarships, recipients will work after graduation for a Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals.
  • Deadline: Full proposal for the Scholarship Track due October 21, 2014; Full Proposal for Capacity Track due November 14, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14586/nsf14586.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) (7/22/2014)

  • Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
  • The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports projects to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, faculty, and library leaders; and to support early career research. It also assists in the professional development of librarians and library staff.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due September 15, 2014
  • http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259468

 

National Science Foundation (7/22/2014)

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due August 15, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5388&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation (7/22/2014)

  • Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG)
  • The RTG program is intended to strengthen the nation's scientific competitiveness by increasing the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences. The RTG program supports efforts to improve research training by involving undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members in structured research groups centered on a common research theme. Research groups supported by RTG must include vertically-integrated activities that span the entire spectrum of educational levels from undergraduates through postdoctoral associates.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 14, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14585/nsf14585.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation (7/14/2014)

  • Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES)
  • Hazards SEES is a  program involving multiple NSF directorates and offices that seeks to: (1) advance understanding of the fundamental processes associated with specific natural hazards and technological hazards linked to natural phenomena, and their interactions; (2) better understand the causes, interdependences, impacts, and cumulative effects of these hazards on individuals, the natural and built environment, and society as a whole; and (3) improve capabilities for forecasting or predicting hazards, mitigating their effects, and enhancing the capacity to respond to and recover from resultant disasters.
  • Deadline: Letter of Intent due September 26, 2014; Full Proposal due November 28, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf14581

 

National Science Foundation (7/14/2014)

  • ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers  (ADVANCE)
  • The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines. The ADVANCE program has three distinct tracks: The Institutional Information (IT); Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst); The Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: (PLAN):  PLAN Institutes of Higher Education (PLAN IHE) and PLAN STEM Disciplines (PLAN D).
  • Deadline: Letter of Intent due August 11, 2014; Full Proposal due September 22, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation (7/11/2014)

  • Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
  • The ADBC program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 17, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503559

 

National Science Foundation (7/11/2014)

  • Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Project (PHY)
  • The Division of Physics (PHY) supports physics research and education in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines that span scales of space and time from the largest to the smallest and the oldest to the youngest. The Division is comprised of disciplinary programs covering experimental and theoretical research in the following major subfields of physics: Accelerator Science; Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics; Computational Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Gravitational Physics; Nuclear Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Physics of Living Systems; Quantum Information Science; Education and Interdisciplinary Research.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 22, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14576/nsf14576.htm

 

National Science Foundation (7/11/2014)

  • Physics of Living Systems (PoLS)
  • The PoLS program targets synergy of theoretical and experimental research exploring the most fundamental physical processes that living systems utilize to perform their functions in dynamic and diverse environments. The focus of the research proposals should be on understanding basic physical principles that underlie biological function. Proposals that use physics equipment only as a tool to study biological questions are of VERY low priority.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 22, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6673

National Science Foundation (7/1/2014)

  • NSF/Intel Partnership on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy (CPS-Security)
  • The goal of this partnership between NSF and Intel is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that ensure the security of current and emerging cyber-physical systems, taking into consideration the unique challenges present in this environment relative to other domains with cybersecurity concerns. These challenges arise from the non-reversible nature of the interactions of CPS with the physical world; the scale of deployment; the federated nature of several infrastructures; the deep embedding and long projected lifetimes of CPS components; the interaction of CPS with users at different scales, degrees of control, and expertise levels; the economic and policy constraints under which such systems must often operate; and sensing and collection of information related to a large spectrum of everyday human activities.
  • Deadline: Preliminary Proposal due July 29, 2014; Full Proposal due October 28, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505047&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click