March 2015 Announcements

National Science Foundation (3/31/2015)

  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
  • This program supports engineered systems built from and dependent upon the synergy of computational and physical components. Emerging CPS will be coordinated, distributed, and connected, and must be robust and responsive. Examples include the smart electric grid, smart transportation, smart buildings, smart medical technologies, next-generation air traffic management and advanced manufacturing. Three types of programs are considered: Breakthrough ($500,000); Synergy ($1 million); and Frontiers ($1-7 million).
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by May 4, 2015

Department of Health and Human Services (3/31/2015)

  • National Workforce Diversity Program 
  • Notice seeking applications to address health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by supporting networks of institutions focused on, and with demonstrated commitment and capacity to establish pipeline programs to increase minority and disadvantaged students awareness of and pursuit in the areas of health care and behavioral health and increase the availability of STEM education programs.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by May 18, 2015


Department of Health and Human Services (3/30/2015)

  • Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care
  • The purpose of this Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to test approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment in routine healthcare settings. Research applications should be designed to test practical and potentially sustainable strategies to improve processes of care and health outcomes for individuals who are overweight or obese or at risk for becoming overweight or obese and/or at risk for or have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The goal of the research is to obtain results that will improve routine healthcare practice and inform healthcare policy for the prevention or management of these conditions.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by November 1, 2016


The Teagle Foundation (3/17/2015)

  • Liberal Arts in the Professions Initiative
  • This program aims to infuse the liberal arts in undergraduate curricula for business, teaching, and STEM education. Funded projects will involve a team of four to six post-secondary institutions, which will engage in curricular redesign that combines the humanities and social sciences in one of the previously mentioned three target areas. Grants ranging between $250,000 and $300,000 are available to support projects lasting 24 to 36 months.
  • Deadline: Concept papers are due by July 1, 2015 and will be used as the basis for inviting full-length proposals

Russell Sage Foundation (3/16/2015)

  • Research and Scholar Programs
  • This program supports research exclusively in the social sciences. Project awards of $35,000 - $150,000 support basic social science research. By funding these projects, RSF plans to sponsor rigorous social scientific research as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies. In sponsoring this research, the Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences. Program areas include: behavioral economics, cultural contact, future of work, immigration, and social inequality.
  • Deadlines: Required letters of intent due by June 1, 2015 and September 9, 2015

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (3/10/2015)

  • "Now is the Time" Project AWARE-Community
  • This project seeks applications to support the training of teachers and a broad array of actors who interact with youth through their programs at the community level, including parents, law enforcement, faith-based leaders, and other adults, in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) or Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). The NITT-AWARE-C program closely aligns with SAMHSA’s strategic initiative on Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness.  This grant program aims to support communities where individuals, families, schools, and community-based organizations take action to promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental and substance use disorders. The project will fund 70 awards for up to $125,000 per year, and it is expected to increase the mental health literacy among youth-serving adults, policy-makers, and administrators of youth-serving programs.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by May 1, 2015

National Science Foundation

  • Cracking the Olfactory Code (Olfactory) - An Ideas Lab Activity 
  • This solicitation describes an Ideas Lab on “Cracking the Olfactory Code.” Ideas Labs are intensive workshops focused on finding innovative solutions to grand challenge problems. The ultimate aim of this Ideas Lab organized by the Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorates at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to facilitate the generation and execution of innovative research projects aimed at understanding the nature of olfactory processing and sensory representations in the brain in general. The aspiration is that mixing researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds will engender fresh thinking and innovative approaches that will transform our understanding of olfactory processing in behavioral contexts while spawning new opportunities to elucidate the general nature of sensory representations in the brain. The project aims to deliver 4-6 awards.
  • Deadline: Preliminary proposal due May 1, 2015; full proposals due by July 31, 2015

International and Foreign Language Office

  • Fulbright Hays- Group Projects Abroad Program (3/2/2015)
  • This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs. Projects must focus on the humanities, social sciences and languages, and must focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. Applications that propose projects focused on Canada or Western Europe will not be funded.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by March 23, 2015