June 2014 Grant Announcements:

National Science Foundation (6/30/2014)

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • The Fluid Dynamics program supports fundamental engineering research and education on mechanisms and phenomena governing fluid flow from the molecular to the macroscopic scale.  Proposed research should contribute to basic understanding of fluid flow phenomena, thus enabling the better design, predictability, efficiency, and control of systems that involve fluids.  Areas of emphasis are proposals that address the behavior of new fluid materials and innovative uses of fluids in manufacturing, energy and the environment, materials development, biotechnology, nanotechnology, sensor development, clinical diagnostics and drug delivery. While the research should focus on fundamentals, a clear connection to potential applications with significant societal/technological impact should be outlined.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due November 5, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13365


National Science Foundation (6/30/2014)

  • Particulate and Multiphase Processes (PMP)
  • The goal of the PMP program is to support fundamental engineering research on physicochemical phenomena that govern particulate and multiphase systems, including flow of suspensions, drops and bubbles, granular and granular-fluid flows, behavior of micro- and nanostructured fluids, and self-assembly and directed assembly processes that involve particulates.  The program encourages transformative research to improve our basic understanding of particulate and multiphase processes with emphasis on advanced manufacturing, energy harvesting, transport in biological systems, biotechnology, and environmental sustainability.  Collaborative and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged, especially those that involve a combination of experiment and theory or modeling.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due November 5, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13364


National Science Foundation (6/30/2014)

  • Thermal Transport Processes (TTP)
  • The TTP program supports engineering research aimed at gaining a basic understanding of the thermal transport phenomena at nano/micro and macro scales. Core application areas of interest include: Cooling and heating of components, devices and equipment. Core application areas of interest include:
    • Cooling and heating of components, devices and equipment
    • Thermal processes in energy conversion & storage, power generation, and propulsion
    • Thermal transport in the synthesis and processing of materials including advanced manufacturing. Note that proposals that focus primarily on issues pertaining to materials, synthesis and/or processing are not of interest to the TTP program, and  should be directed to the Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) program in CMMI/ENG or DMR/MPS as appropriate
    • Thermal phenomena in biological systems.  Only two topics are of interest in this area: cryopreservation and the role of heat transfer and thermal management in the treatment of cancer cells
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due November 5, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13367

National Science Foundation (6/18/2014)

  • Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS)
  • The DLS program supports research that addresses developmental processes within the domains of cognitive, social, emotional, and motor development using any appropriate populations for the topics of interest including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and non-human animals. The program also supports research investigating factors that impact development change including family, peers, school, community, culture, media, physical, genetic, and epigenetic influences.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due July 15, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=8671&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

Avon Foundation (6/16/2014)

  • Campus Grants to Activate Bystanders to Reduce Sexual Assault Reduce Sexual Assault, Dating Abuse
  • Funds  bystander projects aimed at reducing campus sexual assault, dating abuse and stalking through Bystander Intervention Tactics. Applicants must demonstrate and be able to measure how their campus projects will generate awareness by instilling a sense of responsibility for students and faculty to step in and take action when abuse is suspected or observed, providing the training and skills necessary for bystanders to safely intervene.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due July 7, 2014
  • http://www.avonfoundation.org/grants/domestic-violence/


National Institutes of Health (6/16/2014)

  • Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)
  •  This program supports partnerships between two-year and four-year colleges/universities to facilitate the
    transition of underrepresented minority students into baccalaureate degree programs in biomedical and behavioral sciences. The goal is to increase the pool of two-year college students from underrepresented backgrounds who go on to research careers.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due September 25, 2014
  • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-333.html


 National Institutes of Health (6/16/2014)

  • Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Undergraduate Institutions Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)
  • This program supports applications to strengthen the developmental biology research environment at
    campuses that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees, but have not received much NIH support.
    Projects must foster research experiences in devel. biology for undergraduates in order that they understand the molecular and cellular basis of embryonic development.
  • Full Proposal due September 10, 2014
  • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-057.html

U.S. Department of Transportation; Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) (6/6/20124)

  • Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Centers
  • The FHWA will support the establishment of a Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Center  in each of five geographic regions in the United States (US). The Center’s function will be to engage/facilitate partnerships with State Departments of Transportation, State Departments of Education, industry, and other public and private stakeholders throughout the transportation, education, labor communities, including workforce investment boards and related organizations and unions. The Center will work to enhance transportation workforce development activities throughout the transportation workforce development continuum for career awareness and preparation at the 6-12 grade levels, technical schools and community colleges, universities, and for professional development for incumbent transportation workers. The Center will facilitate partnerships between key stakeholders in the region, provide resource materials, and serve as an information exchange.
  • Deadline: Applications due July 10, 2014
  • http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=256630


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services; Administration on Aging; Administration for Community Living (6/5/2014)

  • Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Programs Financed Solely by 2014 Prevention and Public Health Funds
  • Through this funding opportunity, the Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), plans to award two different types of falls prevention grants financed solely by 2014 Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF-2014). The Option 1 state grant awards will support approximately 8-10 grants to domestic public or private non-profit entities; The Option 2 tribal grant awards will support approximately five grants to Federally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations. This funding opportunity is designed to increase the number of older adults, American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian elders, and adults with disabilities at risk for falls who participate in evidence-based community programs to reduce falls and falls risk, while concurrently increasing the sustainability of these programs through innovative financing arrangements.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due July 8, 2014
  • http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255808


U.S. Department of Education (6/4/2014)

  • Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP)
  • The program aims to increase student achievement by improving the quality of new prospective teachers by enhancing the preparation of prospective teachers and the professional development activities for current teachers; holding teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) accountable for preparing highly qualified teachers; and recruiting effective individuals, including minorities and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force.
  • Deadline: Notice of Intent to apply due June 27, 2014
  • http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-05-28/pdf/2014-12346.pdf


Sigma Theta Tau International (6/2/2014)

  • Hill-Rom Environment of Elder Care Nursing Research Grant
  • The Environment of Elder Care Nursing Research Grant co-sponsored by Hill-Rom seeks to advance the science of nursing through research focused on critical aspects of elder care including clear lungs, no falls, safe skin, patient comfort, and ease-of-use. 
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due July 1, 2014
  • http://www.nursingsociety.org/Research/Grants/Pages/EnvironmentofCare.aspx