March 2014  Grant Announcements:


U.S. Department of Education (3/20/2014)

  • Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) Program
  • The PDAE program supports the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs in elementary and secondary education for music, dance, drama, media arts, or visual arts, including folk arts, for educators and other arts instructional staff of kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) students in high-poverty schools.
  • Deadline: Letter of Intent due April 17, 2014


National Science Foundation (3/25/2014)

  • Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events (IMEE)
  • The IMEE program focuses on the impact of large-scale hazards on civil infrastructure and society and on related issues of preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery.  The program supports research to integrate multiple issues from engineering, social, behavioral, political, and economic sciences.  It supports fundamental research on the interdependence of civil infrastructure and society, development of sustainable infrastructures, and civil infrastructure vulnerability and risk reduction.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due October 1, 2014


 Sigma Theta Tu International/National League for Nursing (3/25/2014)

  • National League for Nursing Grant 
  • Funds support research that advances the science of nursing education and learning through the use of technology in dissemination of knowledge. Eligible applicants must be: a) a registered nurse with current license or b) hold a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program. Preference is given to Sigma Theta Tau International and/or National League of Nursing members.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due June 1, 2014


National Science Foundation (3/19/2014)

  • Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science and Engineering (BIGDATA)
  • This year, the program seeks two types of proposals: "Foundations" (F): those developing or studying fundamental techniques, theories, methodologies, and technologies of broad applicability to Big Data problems; and "Innovative Applications" (IA): those developing techniques, methodologies and technologies of key importance to a Big Data problem directly impacting at least one specific application. All proposals must address critical challenges for big data management, big data analytics, or scientific discovery processes impacted by big data. These techniques, methodologies and technologies can be computational, statistical, or mathematical in nature, and proposals may focus on novel theoretical analysis or experimental evaluation of these techniques and methodologies. A high level of innovation is expected in all proposals. Proposals in all areas of science and engineering covered by participating directorates at NSF are welcome.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due June 9, 2014

National Endowment for the Humanities  (3/19/2014)

  • Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics
  • The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. The program encourages innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats.  The proposed film should range in length from thirty minutes to a feature-length documentary.  The program welcomes a wide range of approaches to international and transnational topics and themes, such as:
    • an examination of a critical issue in ethics, religion, literature, or history, viewed through an international lens;
    • an exploration of a topic that transcends a single nation-state;
    • a biography of a foreign leader, writer, artist, or historical figure; or
    • an exploration of the history and culture(s) of a specific region, country, or community outside of the United States.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due June 11, 2014


The Gerber Foundation (3/19/2014)

  • Research Grants
  • The program supports specific nutrition-related interventions to improve infant health and development from first year before birth to age three. Projects should have a specific nutrition focus with defined outcome parameters. Of particular interest are projects offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases and those with broad applicability to the general population. Projects should be focused on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. Projects may include:
    • Etiologic mechanisms of disease
    • New, improved or less invasive diagnostic procedures
    • Reduction or elimination of side effects
    • Alleviation of symptoms
    • New, improved or less invasive therapies, care, or treatments
    • Dosage or dosing requirements or mechanisms for drugs, nutrient supplementation or other therapeutic measures (under or overdosing)
    • Preventative measures
  • Deadline: Concept Paper due June 1, 2014


National Science Foundation (3/14/2014)

  • Dimensions of Biodiversity 
  • The goal of the Dimensions of Biodiversity campaign is to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth. The campaign promotes novel, integrated approaches to identify and understand the evolutionary and ecological significance of biodiversity amidst the changing environment of the present day and in the geologic past. This campaign  takes a broad view of biodiversity, and currently focuses on the integration of genetic, taxonomic/phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals should integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions and feedbacks among them.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due April 3, 2014