December 2014 Announcements

National Endowment for the Arts (12/19/2014)

  • NEA Challenge America Grants
  • The Challenge America grant offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations - those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above must also be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. This category encourages and supports the following two objects: engagement (engaging the public with diverse and excellent art) and livability (the strengthening of communities through the arts).
  • Deadline: Full proposals due April 16, 2015


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (12/15/2014)

  • Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program (NAT)
  • The purpose of this grant program is to provide traineeship support for licensed registered nurses enrolled as full-time students in a nurse anesthesia program. Traineeships will pay full or partial costs of the tuition, books/e-Books, and fees, and the reasonable living expenses (stipends) of trainees during the period for which the traineeship is provided. The funds appropriated for the NAT program are distributed among eligible institutions based on a formula.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due February 26, 2015


National Endowment for the Arts (12/15/2014)

  • Art Works
  • This program supports activities to make the arts more widely available, especially in areas where the arts can strengthen communities and projects that extend to underserved populations. Funding is based on four goals: creation, engagement, learning and livability. Awards from approximately $10,000 to $100,000 are available requiring a non-federal 1:1 match. Deadline is for step one of application process. Limited submission: one submission per organization.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due February 19, 2015


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (12/15/2014)

  • Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program 
  • The purpose of this program is to establish and operate geriatric education centers that will implement the GWEP project to develop a health care workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care. Special emphasis will be on providing the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults through individual, system, community, and population level changes. Funding may be used to support training of individuals, including patients, families, caregivers, direct care workers, health professions providers, students, residents, fellows who will provide health care to older adults and the faculty who train these individuals. Funding may also be used to provide educational programs for patients, family members, and caregivers to afford them with the knowledge and skills for self-management or the care delivery of older adults.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due March 5, 2015


National Science Foundation (12/12/2014)

  • Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events
  • This project is seeking proposals to support fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the impact of hazards and extreme events upon civil infrastructure and society. The program is focused upon research on the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from multi-hazard disasters.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due between Feb. 1-17, 2015 and September 1-15, 2015


National Science Foundation (12/5/2014)

  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
  • IUSE: GEOPATHS invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to undergraduate education within the geosciences community. The primary goal of the IUSE: GEOPATHS funding opportunity is to increase the number of undergraduate students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees and/or post-graduate degrees in geoscience through the design and testing of novel approaches for engaging students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience. In order to broaden participation in the geosciences, engaging undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups or from non-geoscience degree programs is a priority. The IUSE: GEOPATHS solicitation features two funding Tracks: (1) Engaging students in the geosciences through extra-curricular experiences and training activities (GEOPATHS-EXTRA), and (2) Improving pathways into the geosciences through institutional collaborations and transfer (GEOPATHS-IMPACT).
  • Deadline: A required letter of intent is due January 5, 2015 with a full proposal due March 16, 2015. There will be a second competition later in the year with the letter of intent due in August and full proposal due in October.