May 2014 Grant Announcements:

National Science Foundation (5/20/2014)

  • Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC)
  • The CNIC program is designed to promote professional development of US STEM education.  The CNIC program will support US researchers' participation in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for the proposer. These include, but are not limited to: research planning visits, initial data gathering activities, proof-of-concept, single or multiple visits within a maximum 12-month time period to plan a new international research collaboration, or exploratory workshops designed to bring together US and non-US-based researchers representing several institutions and focused on a topic specified in the Project Description. Generally, CNIC-supported workshops will include between 10-25 individuals, of whom roughly half will be from the US, and are usually expected to take place abroad. However, in special circumstances, they may take place within the US if they include substantial international participation and are held for the purpose of establishing new international collaborations.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due July 22, 2014


National Science Foundation (5/19/2014)

  • Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)
  • The program's mission is to promote the progress of computer and information science and engineering research and education, and advance the development and use of cyberinfrastructure across the science and engineering enterprise; to promote understanding of the principles and uses of advanced computer, communications, and information systems in service to society; and to contribute to universal, transparent, and affordable participation in an information-based society. CISE supports ambitious long-term research and research infrastructure projects across the many sub-fields of computing, as well as cyberinfrastructure for all areas of science and engineering; contributes to the education and training of all computing professionals; and more broadly informs the preparation of a US workforce with computing and computational competencies essential to success in an increasingly competitive global market. The goal of this program is to contribute to the growth and development of future generations of scientists and engineers who will dedicate their careers to advancing research and education in the fields that CISE funds.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due September 24, 2014


National Science Foundation (5/15/2014)

  • International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
  • The IRES program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering.  The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.  IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program. 
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due August 19, 2014


National Science Foundation (5/15/2014)

  • Decision Framework for Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Buildings (RSB)
  • The goal of the RSB program is to advance knowledge for new concepts for multi-hazard resilient and sustainable SFSE building systems using decision frameworks for selection among alternative building system designs. Research for multi-hazard resilient and sustainable SFSE building systems must include the consideration of a rational decision framework, preferences, concepts for SFSE systems, and design optimization methods for generating and choosing among alternative SFSE systems.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due July 24, 2014


The Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement (5/14/2014)

  • Cottrell Scholar Award (CSA) Program 
  • The CSA program supports tenure-track assistant professors in bachelor- and Ph.D.-granting departments of astronomy, chemistry, and physics who are committed to excellence in both research and undergraduate teaching at U.S. research universities.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due August 15, 2014


The Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement (5/14/2014)

  • Cottrell College Science Award (CCSA) Program
  • The goal of the CCSA program is to provide “seed” funding for significant research that will enhance the professional and scholarly development of early career scientists. The program supports tenure-track individual investigators in their first three years of positions in astronomy, chemistry, or physics departments that do not offer doctoral degrees.
  • Deadline: Pre-proposal due May 15, 2014; Full Proposal due August 1, 2014


National Science Foundation (5/14/2014)

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  • The REU program is a Foundation-wide program that supports active participation in science, engineering, and education research by undergraduate students. The program seeks to expand student participation in all kinds of research--both disciplinary and interdisciplinary--encompassing efforts by individual investigators, groups, centers, national facilities, and others. It draws on the integration of research and education to attract a diverse pool of talented students into careers in science and engineering, including teaching and education research related to science and engineering, and to help ensure that these students receive the best education possible. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due August 27, 2014


Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health (5/13/2014)

  • Youth Empowerment Program II (YEP II)
  • The purpose of YEP II is to support an evidence-based program to address unhealthy behaviors in at-risk minority male youth and provide them opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. The YEP II focuses on the risk behaviors of at-risk minority male youth at critical stages in their lives, and improving long-term outcomes to increase the quality of their lives. Projects should address one or more of the following focus areas:
    • Minority male youth violence (including gang violence);
    • Teen pregnancy prevention education as it relates to males;
    • Career preparation training that is appropriate for at-risk minority  male youth; and
    • Mentoring support services (education and/or college preparation).
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due June 13, 2014
    June 13, 2June 13, 2014


National Center for Responsible Gaming (5/6/2014)

  • Grants
  • The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) has upcoming deadlines for research funding opportunities (travel grands, seed grants, large grants, and Post-Doctoral Individual Fellowships). The NCRG is devoted to funding peer-reviewed scientific research that contributes to the knowledge base about gambling disorders and leads to effective prevention and treatment of the addiction. The NCRG's funding priorities include:
    • Prevention of gambling disorders
    • Outcome research on behavioral and pharmacological treatment strategies
    • Decision-making and neuroeconomics
    • The impact of new gaming technology on gambling and gambling disorders
    • Gambling among minorities, especially Native Americans, and issues of health disparities
    • Impact of changes in the DSM-5 on measurement, screening and diagnosis of gambling disorders
    • Biogenetic vulnerabilities to gambling disorders
    • Animal models
    • Gambling among the elderly and emerging adults
  • Deadlines vary by program.


National Science Foundation (5/2/2014)

  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
  • The goal of the CPS program is to develop the core system science needed to engineer complex cyber-physical systems upon which people can depend with high confidence. The program aims to foster a research community committed to advancing research and education in CPS and to transitioning CPS science and technology into engineering practice. By abstracting from the particulars of specific systems and application domains, the CPS program seeks to reveal cross-cutting fundamental scientific and engineering principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements across all application sectors. To expedite and accelerate the realization of cyber-physical systems in a wide range of applications, the CPS program also supports the development of methods, tools, and hardware and software components based upon these cross-cutting principles, along with validation of the principles via prototypes and testbeds.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due June 2, 2014