August 2014 Grant Announcements


National Science Foundation (8/28/2014)

  • Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs 
  • This NSF program supports research and education activities that invent new computing and networking technologies and explore new ways to make use of existing technologies. The program seeks to develop a better understanding of the fundamental properties of computer and network systems and to create better abstractions and tools for designing, building, analyzing, and measuring future systems. 
  • Deadline: Full proposals for medium projects due November 10, 2014; large projects due November 20, 2014; and small projects due January 14, 2015.
  • National Science Foundation: Computer and Network Systems Core Programs


National Science Foundation (8/28/2014)

  • Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES)
  • Hazards SEES aims to make investments in strongly interdisciplinary research that will reduce the impact of hazards, enhance the safety of society, and contribute to sustainability. Successful proposals will integrate across multiple disciplines to promote research that advances new paradigms that contribute to creating a society resilient to hazards.
  • Deadline: Required letter of intent due September 26, 2014; full proposals due December 3, 2014
  • National Science Foundation: Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events


National Science Foundation (8/26/2014)

  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE)
  • NSF’s IUSE program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. The program focuses on the following: evidence-based and evidence-generating approaches to understanding STEM learning, designing, testing, and studying instruction and curricular change, wide dissemination and implementation of best practices, and broadening participation of individuals and institutions in STEM fields.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due October 22, 2014
  • National Science Foundation: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources


National Science Foundation (8/25/2014)

  • ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
  • The ADVANCE program provides support that aims to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic faculty and leadership positions. 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.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due September 22, 2014
  • National Science Foundation: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers


National Endowment for the Arts (8/22/2014)

  • Research: Art Works
  • This program supports research projects about the impact and value of the American arts sector. Research should focus on how and why American arts sector. Research should focus on how and why Americans participate in the arts and what factors contribute to that participation. Impact research should quantify the cognitive, emotional, social, civic, or economic effects of the arts on individuals or communities. Applications from diverse research fields (sociology, economics, and anthropology) and diverse areas of expertise (health, education, and urban and regional planning) are encouraged.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due October 21, 2014
  • National Endowment for the Arts: Apply for Grants


National Science Foundation (8/21/2014)

  • Research in Engineering Education (REE)
  • This program supports creation of a more agile engineering education ecosystem, equally open and available to all members of society, that dynamically and rapidly adapts to meet the changing needs of society and the Nation's economy.  Research is sought that will inform systemic change across all parts of the ecosystem; areas of interest include, but are not limited to: diversifying pathways to and through engineering degree programs, exploring credentialing in engineering education, understanding how to scale engineering education innovations, advancing engineering learning in broader eco-systems such as innovation, globalization, or sustainability, and developing engineering-specific learning theories.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due September 18, 2014
  • National Science Foundation: Research in the Formation of Engineers


National Science Foundation (8/20/2014)

  • Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs
  • The Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) studies the inter-related roles of people, computers, and information. IIS supports research and education activities that 1) develop new knowledge about the role of people in the design and use of information technology; 2) increase our capability to create, manage, and understand data and information in circumstances ranging from personal computers to globally-distributed systems; and 3) advance our understanding of how computational systems can exhibit the hallmarks of intelligence.
  • Deadline: Full Proposals for Medium and Large Projects by November 20, 2014
  • National Science Foundation: Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs


National Endowment for the Arts (8/8/2014)

  • Research: Art Works FY 2015
  • This program supports research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.  Examples of "value"-oriented research include but are not limited to descriptive studies of arts participation and arts learning, artists and art workers, arts organizations and arts industries, and arts funders and arts volunteers. Such research may also examine the underlying conditions and vehicles for arts participation. Research on "impact" investigates direct and indirect pathways of arts participation on individual health and well-being; individual cognitive capacity, learning, and creativity; community livability; and economic prosperity.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 21, 2014
  • National Endowment for the Arts: Grants


National Endowment for the Humanities (8/5/2014)

  • 2015 Summer Stipend Program
  • NEH Summer Stipend fellows will be selected to receive stipends of $6,000 to support two consecutive and uninterrupted months of full-time study or research in the humanities during the summer of 2015. 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.
  • Deadline: Each institution is limited to nominating only two individuals, UTC will hold an internal selection process  to identify the two proposals to receive nominations if more than two faculty seek to submit Summer Stipend proposals.  Please notify OPSP at by noon on Friday, August 8th, 2014, if  interested in being nominated.  If more than 2 faculty members are interested, a one-page overview will be required by Monday, August 18th. Full Proposals are due September 20, 2014.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Stipends