September 2014 Grant Announcements:

National Science Foundation (9/24/2014)

  • Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (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 form 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 proposals due by October 22, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505058&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation (9/24/2014)

  • Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) 
  • The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with at least one industry partner to build technological, human, and service system innovation capacity. These partnerships focus on the integration of technologies into a specified human-centered smart service system with the potential to achieve transformational change in an existing service system or to spur an entirely new service system. These technologies have been inspired by existing breakthrough discoveries.
  • Deadline: Letter of intent due December 3, 2014; full proposals due January 28, 2015.
  •  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14610/nsf14610.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (9/23/2014)

  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
  • This program is intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. The $5,000 award is given to full-time assistant professors within two years of their initial tenure track appointment. UTC is limited to nominating only two eligible faculty members per year, so we have an internal competition to identify the two proposals deemed most likely to succeed. Proposals are welcomed in the following fields: engineering and applied sciences, life sciences, mathematics and computer science, physical sciences, policy, management, or education. In order to take part, notify the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs of your intent to apply by sending an email to Todd-Doman@utc.edu.
  • Deadline: Internal competition deadline is October 20, 2014. Internal competition results will be announced by November 14, 2014. The deadline for submission to ORAU is January 12, 2015.
  •  http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/faculty-student-programs/powe/

 

National Science Foundation (9/22/2014)

  • Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) 
  • The long-range goal of the Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) program is 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 proposals due October 14, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5732&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

American Honda Foundation (9/18/2014)

  • Grants Program (Youth, Prenatal-21)
  • This program supports projects that meet the needs of youth, especially minority students. Projects have included job training and math, science, technology, and environmental education improvement, including curriculum development. Emphasis is on broad, innovative, and forward-thinking projects with national scope. Grants range between $20,000 and $75,000.
  • Deadline: Annual deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1
  • http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf

 

U.S. Department of the Interior (9/18/2014)

  • The Educational Component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program 
  • The U.S. Department of the Interior is seeking proposals to train the next generation of geologic mappers. To do this, NCGMP provides funds for graduate and undergraduate students in academic research projects that involve geologic mapping as a major component. Through these cooperative agreements NCGMP hopes to expand the research and educational capacity of academic programs that teach earth science students the techniques of geologic mapping and field data analysis
  • Deadline: Full proposals due November 5, 2014
  • http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=264309

 

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (9/18/2014)

  • Small Research Grants Program 
  • This program supports research contributing to the advancement of nursing. Applicants must be registered nurses who hold a master's or doctoral degree or are enrolled in a doctoral program. There is a preference for applications from novice researchers who have received no other national research funds as well as for Sigma Theta Tau members. Approximately 10-15 small grants of up to $5,000 are given annually.
  • Deadline: Full proposals are due by December 1, 2014
  • http://www.nursingsociety.org/Research/Grants/Pages/small_grants.aspx

 

Allen Foundation Inc. (9/18/2014)

  • Grants Program in Nutrition (Education, Training, and Research) 
  • This program supports education, training, and research projects in the area of human nutrition. The connections between diet and health remain a basic and primary priority. Other priorities include: nutritional education and training for new and expectant mothers, training for nutritional educators and trainers, and dissemination. PIs from academic institutions must be full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members. All applications must be submitted online.
  • Deadline: Full proposals are due by December 21, 2014
  • https://www.allenfoundation.org/commoninfo/aboutus.asp

 

Gerber Foundation (9/18/2014)

  • Research Grants
  • This program supports nutrition-related interventions to improve infant health and development from first-year birth to age three. Projects should have a specific nutrition focus with defined outcome parameters. Of particular interest are projects with broad applicability to the general population offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases. Up to $300,000 is available per award. Novice Researcher Awards are also available with up to $20,000 per project.
  • Deadline: Annual deadlines for required concept paper are June 1 and December 1. Full proposals are by invitation only
  • http://www.gerberfoundation.org/pd-research/research-awards/application-process

 

National Endowment for the Humanities (9/18/2014)

  • Collaborative Research Grants
  • The NEH supports original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, or individual research that requires additional staff and resources. Eligible projects include research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities, archaeology research, translations, and research conferences. Funds can be used for personnel, travel, field work, information technology applications, and technical support. Awards range from $25,000 to $100,000 per year for one to three years.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due December 9, 2014
  • http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/collaborative-research-grants

National Science Foundation (9/12/2014)

  • Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
  • This program supports Cybersecurity research. The Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program welcomes proposals that address Cybersecurity from a Trustworthy Computing Systems (TWC) perspective and/or a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) perspective, or from the Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS) perspective. In addition, we welcome proposals that integrate research addressing all of these perspectives.
  • Deadline: Full proposals for medium projects due November 10, 2014; full proposals for large projects due November 20, 2014; full proposals for Cybersecurity education projects due December 19, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504709

 

National Science Foundation (9/12/2014)

  • Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs

  • This program supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: Algorithmic Foundations, Communications and Information Foundations, and Software and Hardware Foundations.
  • Deadline: Full proposals for medium projects due November 10, 2014; full proposals for large projects due November 20, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503220

 

National Science Foundation (9/12/2014)

  • CISE Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI)
  • This program  supports institutional infrastructure (awardee and collaborating institutions) awards and community infrastructure (broad-based communities of researchers and educators that extend well beyond the awardee institutions) awards for the creation, enhancement, and operation of research infrastructure that enables discovery and learning in the computing disciplines. Projects should ensure that individuals from a diverse range of academic institutions have access to such infrastructure.
  • Deadline: Full proposal due November 6, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12810

 

National Science Foundation (9/12/2014)

  • Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs
  • This program supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in the core areas of Human-Centered Computing, Information Integration and Informatics, and Robust Intelligence.
  • Deadline: Full proposals for medium projects due November 10, 2014; full proposals for large projects due November 20, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13707

 

National Science Foundation (9/12/2014)

  • Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)
  • This program supports systems research and integrated educational activities in hardware, signal processing techniques, and architectures to enable the next generation of cyber systems that leverage computation, communication, and algorithms integrated with physical domains. CCSS supports innovative research and integrated educational activities in micro- and nano- electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), communications and sensing systems, and cyber-physical systems.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due November 3, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13381

 

National Science Foundation (9/11/2014)

  • Biomaterials (BMAT)
  • This program supports fundamental materials research related to biological materials, biomimetic, bioinspired, and bioenabled materials, synthetic materials intended for applications in contact with biological systems, and the processes through which nature produces biological materials. Emphasis is on novel materials design and development and discovery of new phenomena. Projects are typically interdisciplinary and may encompass scales from the nanoscopic to the bulk.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due October 31, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13699

National Science Foundation (9/11/2014)

  • Smart and Connected Health (SCH)
  • This program aims to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Effective solutions must satisfy a multitude of constraints arising from clinical/medical needs, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavioral change, heterogeneity of data, semantic mismatch and limitations of current cyberphysical systems.
  • Deadline: Full proposal deadline for exploratory proposals is October 10, 2014; full proposal for integrative proposals is December 10, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504739&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click