April 2012 Grant Announcements


National Science Foundation (4/25/2012)

  • Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program-CIF21 Track (IGERT-CIF21)
  • The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills. The program is intended to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

    Building upon the IGERT platform, the purpose of this IGERT solicitation is to support new models in graduate education in which students are engaged in an environment that supports innovation to learn through hands-on experience how their own research may contribute in new ways to benefit society and to learn the processes for the successful implementation of such contributions.

    Within the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) and IGERT, NSF recognizes the need to educate and support a next generation of researchers able to address fundamental challenges in 1) core techniques and technologies for advancing big data science and engineering; 2) analyzing and dealing with challenging computational and data enabled science and engineering (CDS&E) problems, and 3) researching, providing, and using the cyberinfrastructure that makes cutting-edge CDS&E research possible in any and all disciplines.

  • Deadlines: Letter of Intent due June 4, 2012; Full Proposal due August 6, 2012
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12555/nsf12555.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click


U.S. Department of Labor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (4/13/2012)

  • Susan Harwood Training Grant
  • Notice seeking applications that provide training and educational programs for workers and/or employers.
  • Applications are due May 17, 2012. Application webinar will be held April 18, 2012. Approximately $1.2 million is available. Training grants will range between $15,000 and $120,000 and up to $50,000 will be available for Training and Educational Materials grants during the 12 month project. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply.
  • Deadline: May 17, 2012
  • Agency http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/index.html

    Grants.gov notice



U.S. Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women (4/17/2012)

  • Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program
  • A source of support for many GRC members, the Campus Program provides three-year awards of up to $300,000 for single applicants and up to $500,000 to consortia for projects to develop and strengthen victim services and to strengthen security and investigative strategies to prevent and prosecute these crimes on campuses. To be effective and achieve a large-scale impact, colleges and universities are expected to coordinate with nonprofit, nongovernmental victim service providers and local criminal justice agencies to develop policies that treat violence against women as a serious offense and develop programs that emphasize safety and offender accountability.

    All applications must include four core elements, each with a set of minimum requirements described in detail in the application materials: a coordinated community response; a prevention and education program; law enforcement training; and judicial/disciplinary board training.

    The competition will support both new and continuation awards. Continuation awards are available to institutions whose current awards will close within 12 months of the deadline date; therefore, institutions that received funding in FY 10 and FY 11 are not eligible to apply. There is a priority for applications from minority-serving institutions, including historically-black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions. Community colleges will also receive priority consideration. GRC members are encouraged to evaluate what, if any, types of consortia projects may be mutually beneficial.

  • Deadline: Optional letters of intent are due May 8, and applications are due May 22, 2012.
  • http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/open-solicitations.htm


U.S. Department of Justice (4/3/2012)

  • OJJDP FY 2012 Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program
  • This grant competition seeks to fund applications for studies of school-based practices, environment, and achievement that relate to reducing student victimization and the risk of delinquency.  Applications should aim to foster new and ongoing rigorous, scientific research and evaluation that has practical applications for the development of effective school programs, policies, and strategies that will foster positive youth development and reduce the risk of victimization and delinquency.
  • Deadline: May 7, 2012.  Awards are expected to range from $200,000 to $500,000. 
  • The complete solicitation may be viewed here: http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2012/FIRE.pdf.


National Institutes of Health (4/3/2012)

  • Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)
  • Supports renewable awards (R15) up to $300,000/3 years for projects in biomedical & behavioral sciences conducted by faculty & students in health professional schools, & other academic components that have not been major recipients of NIH funds. Goal is to strengthen institutional research environment & support active involvement of undergraduate (preferred) & graduate students in research. Application should include plans to expose students to hands-on research but not include training plans. Students may be paid full time during summer &/or part-time during the semester. PA expires 1/8/15.
  • Deadline: June 25, 2012
  • See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-006.html (CFDA Number 93.113)


U.S. Department of Defense: Department of the Navy: Office of Naval Research (4/3/2012)

  • Special Program Announcement for 2012 Office of Naval Research Basic Research Challenge: Decentralized Online Optimization
  • Notice seeking proposals to develop scientific principles and algorithms for solving decentralized, online optimization problems.
  • Deadline: White papers due May 15, 2012.  Eligibility is unrestricted.
  • Grants.gov notice