February 2014 Grant Announcements:


National Institute of Justice (NIJ); U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) (2/25/2014)

  • FY 14 Investigator-Initiated Research: The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative
  • This program provides funds for a broad, research-focused initiative to increase the the safety of schools nationwide. As part of this initiative, NIJ seeks the best and brightest research ideas for increasing school safety in the United States.The range of research questions and methodologies is very broad. The research methodology may include, for example, natural experiments, randomized controlled trials, demonstration field experiments, longitudinal studies, and secondary data analysis. Investigators may consider the following examples for research and evaluation:
    • The root cause of school violence.
    • Technologies and strategies for increasing school safety, such as surveillance cameras and other safety-directed technologies.
    • School-to-prison pipeline.
    • School safety assessments and plans.
    • Evaluation of school safety technical assistance or training.
    • Other programs and technologies intended to enhance overall school safety.
    • Gaps in the nation's mental health system as it may relate to school safety.
    • Exposure to violence in the media as it may relate to school safety.
    • Testing promising new approaches to school safety.
    • Development and implementation of appropriate school safety training modules.
    • Environmental approaches to school safety, including school design and layout.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due May 20, 2014
  • http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251553


Dreyfus Foundation (2/25/2014)

  • Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions
  • The Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship awards provide funding to bring a leading researcher to a primarily undergraduate institution to give a series of lectures in the chemical sciences and to support two undergraduates in summer research.  One of the lectures should be of a more general nature and accessible to a wide audience. The remaining lecture(s) may be more technical. The lecturer is expected to substantially interact with undergraduate students and faculty over the period of the visit. The undergraduates are expected to engage with mentors in contemporary research.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due May 19, 2014
  • http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/jean_dreyfus_boissevain.shtml


Dreyfus Foundation (2/25/2014)

  • The Henry Dreyfus Teaching-Scholar Awards Program
  • The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences at undergraduate institutions. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The award is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching,
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due May 19, 2014
  • http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/henry_dryfus_teacher_award.shtml


U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (2/24/2014)

  •  FY 14 Research and Evaluation on the Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Individuals
  • This program seeks to fund research and evaluation relating to abuse, neglect,and exploitation of elderly individuals.NIJ is accepting  applications that address gaps in our ability to prevent, detect, and respond to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals. Priority research areas include studies that:
    • Empirically test proposed theories of elder mistreatment,or propose and test new theories of elder mistreatment.
    • Identify and explore forensic markers of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect among the elderly living in any setting. Also of interest are studies that evaluate forensic practices that may aid in the detection and documentation of elder abuse ,and that provide comprehensive dissemination plans for such evaluation data.
    • Increase our understanding of outcomes for victims of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation; taking into consideration victim preferences, physical and emotional well-being and autonomy, as well as criminal justice outcomes.
    • Perform rigorous evaluations of programs designed to prevent, deter, detect, investigate, prosecute, or otherwise respond to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals, and people who live in residential care facilities.
    • Increase our understanding of financial exploitation, particularly: 1) risk and protective factors for financial fraud victimization and offending that could be targeted for prevention; 2)the consequences of financial abuse for older adults; and 3) the connection between financial exploitation and other forms of elder mistreatment.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due April 25, 2014
  • https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001089.pdf ;http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251247


U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (2/24/2014)

  • FY 14 Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence
  • The NIJ seeks multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals related to childhood exposure to violence. In particular, the program encourages applications that address polyvictimization, resilience, or justice system responses to children identified as being exposed to violence. For this project, “Children Exposed to Violence (CEV)” encompasses a broad area that includes children as both direct victims and as bystanders or observers of various forms of violence in the home, school, or community (including, but not limited to, peer victimization/bullying/harassment, child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence). Proposals may also address other types of violence to which children are exposed, with the exception of media violence (e.g., television and movie violence, music advocating aggression, and violent video games).
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due April 25, 2014
  • https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001084.pdf ;http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251249


U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (2/24/2014)

  • FY 14 Research on Gangs and Gang Violence
  • This program seeks to fund multiple criminal justice research projects involving research and/or evaluations of programsto improve our understanding and/or reduce gang membership and violence within the United States. Results from these projects should lead to better criminal justice policy, practice, and research, particularly at the local or state level, on issues surrounding gangs. The NIJ has prepared a list of potential research topics:
    • Examining the role of gang dynamics and gang affiliation.
    • Shedding light on the life cycle of gang membership.
    • Investigating the methods and processes by which youth join, participate and leave gangs and determining whether these processes vary by gender, ethnicity or urban/suburban/rural location.
    • Developing a better understanding of protective factors within youth, families, schools and communities that may help to prevent gang membership.
    • Investigating the transition between street and prison gangs.
    • Studying the relationships between immigration and gang membership.
    • Examining the differences between gang members and seriously delinquent youth.
    • Shedding light on the distinctions among nondelinquency, short and long-term gang membership, and serious delinquency
    • Investigating which youth benefit most from specific types of interventions.
    • Employing advanced statistical analysis techniques to examine the complex nature of gangs, such as social network analysis.
    • Improving the methods of measuring the effectiveness of prevention, intervention and deterrence programs.
    • Encouraging the use of secondary data to study gangs.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due April 25, 2014
  • https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001086.pdf ; http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251249

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (2/24/2014)


U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (2/24/2014)

  • FY 14 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes
  • NIJ is seeking proposals for basic or applied research and development projects that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice or (2) result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research, research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science, and ongoing forensic science research toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due April 21, 2014
  • https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001082.pdf


National Science Foundation (2/19/2014)

  • Campus Cyberinfrastructure-Infrastructure, Innovation and Engineering Program (CC*IIE)
  • The CC*IIE  program invests in improvements and re-engineering at the campus level to support a range of data transfers supporting computational science and computer networks and systems research. The program also supports Network Integration activities tied to achieving higher levels of performance, reliability and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects. CC*IIE awards will be made in six areas: Data Driven Networking Infrastructure for the Campus and Researcher;  Network Design and Implementation for Small Institutions; Network Integration and Applied Innovation; Identity and Access Management Integration; Campus CI Engineer; and Regional Coordination and Partnership in Advanced Networking.
  • Full Proposal due March 17, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504748


The Lalor Foundation (2/19/2014)

  • The Anna Lalor Burdick Program
  • The Anna Lalor Burdick Program seeks to educate young women about healthy reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life. The program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding sexual and reproductive health, including comprehensive and unbiased information on contraception and pregnancy termination. Funding interests include:
    • Programs for young women, particularly those who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, or other factors leading to inadequate reproductive health education;
    • Programs that include a comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health education;
    • Programs that include novel ideas, including innovative methods of delivering information;
    • Programs at new or smaller organizations, including those with a grassroots base, that are capable of delivering excellent services;
    • Well defined projects at larger organizations if they add a new dimension or capability;
    • Programs that will be exemplars for replication if successful; and
    • Programs that will be economically sustainable if they succeed.
  • Deadline: Concept Paper due May 1, 2014
  • http://www.lalorfound.org/


National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) (2/19/2014)

  • Grants Program
  • The program awards faculty and students of NCIIA member institutions for collaborative programs to promote invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
    • Course and Program Grants: strengthen existing curricular programs and/or build new courses and programs in invention, innovation, and technology entrepreneurship Proposals may request support for a single course, a course sequence, a certificate program, a minor or major, extracurricular programs or a combination of these.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due May 9, 2014
  • http://nciia.org/grants


The Spencer Foundation (2/19/2014)

  • The New Civics
  • The Spencer Foundation aims to support research that deepens the understanding of educational and other influences on civic action, that attends to social inequalities in civic education and civic action, and that has the potential to shape future research and practice in these fields. The Foundation aims to create occasions for scholars’ learning, inquiry, and exchange – to strengthen the research community and its connections to educational policy and practice.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal for small awards (under $50,000) due March 27, 2014 ; Preliminary Proposal for large awards ($50,000- $500,000) due April 29, 2014.
  • http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/the_new_civics


National Science Foundation (2/19/2014)

  • Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN) 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability
  • The goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition is to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in urban sustainability. SRNs may link existing centers and networks and will develop new partnerships and collaborations. Networks will be multi-institutional and may include international partnerships. Proposals should identify an ambitious and nationally important theme in urban sustainability, present a creative and innovative research agenda that builds upon existing work in this area, and describe how a network of researchers and other stakeholders will be supported that integrates a variety of disciplines, sectors and backgrounds in order to create new perspectives and yield significant new understanding and knowledge.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due April 29, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14534/nsf14534.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ); Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (2/19/2014)

  • Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Driving Violence, Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence FY 2014
  • The NIJ supports research, development, and evaluation to improve criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. This program seeks proposals focused on research and evaluation related to violence against women in the areas of teen dating violence, sexual
    violence, and intimate partner violence. Research proposed may be focused at the state, local, tribal, federal, juvenile justice policy and/or practice level.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due April 25, 2014
  • https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001088.pdf ; http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251203


DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service (2/14/2014)

  • German Studies Research Grant
  • The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective. Grants are awarded to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grants may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due May 1, 2014
  • https://www.daad.org/en/study-research-in-germany/