October 2014 Grant Announcements:

U.S. Department of Education (10/29/2014)

  • Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities
  • This program aims to help address state-identified needs for highly qualified personnel - in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education - to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities. Additionally, this program aims to ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due by December 5, 2014
  • http://www2.ed.gov/programs/osepprep/index.html

National Science Foundation (10/29/2014)

  • IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)
  • In FY 2015 the PFE initiative in ENG is launching a pilot program aligned with the IUSE framework: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (herein referred to as RED), in partnership with the Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Education and Human Resources (EHR). This funding opportunity enables engineering departments to lead the nation by successfully achieving significant sustainable changes necessary to overcome long-standing issues in their undergraduate programs and educate inclusive communities of engineering students prepared to solve 21st century challenges. Computer science departments, whether administratively located in or outside an engineering program, are included in RED, as they share the same challenges as traditional engineering departments.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due November 26, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505105&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation  (10/23/2014)

  • US Ignite
  • US Ignite is an Administration initiative seeking to promote US leadership in the development and deployment of next-generation gigabit applications with the potential for significant societal impact. This solicitation builds on the experience gained from initial US Ignite activities to further engage the US academic research and non-profit communities along with local cities, municipalities, and regions in exploring the challenges of developing and applying next-generation networking to problems of significant public interest and benefit. In particular, this solicitation has two tracks: the first encourages the development of applications in national priority areas that explore new uses for networks, giving rise to novel networking and application paradigms; and the second expands and enhances the ecosystems in which these applications will evolve and be evaluated.
  • Deadline: Full proposal deadline due January 21, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15508/nsf15508.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click


National Science Foundation (10/21/2014)

  • Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program 
  • The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems. Projects should be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies. They should focus on the determinants and interactions of transmission among humans, non-human animals, and/or plants. This includes, for example, the spread of pathogens; the influence of environmental factors such as climate; the population dynamics and genetics of reservoir species or hosts; the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of disease transmission. Research may be on zoonotic, environmentally-borne, vector-borne, or enteric diseases of either terrestrial or freshwater systems and organisms, including diseases of animals and plants, at any scale from specific pathogens to inclusive environmental systems. Proposals for research on disease systems of public health concern to developing countries are strongly encouraged, as are disease systems of concern in agricultural systems. Investigators are encouraged to develop the appropriate multidisciplinary team, including for example, modelers, bioinformaticians, genomics researchers, social scientists, economists, epidemiologists, entomologists, parasitologists, microbiologists, bacteriologists, virologists, pathologists or veterinarians, with the goal of integrating knowledge across disciplines to enhance our ability to predict and control infectious diseases.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due November 19, 2014
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5269&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Science Foundation (10/15/2014)

  • Development and Learning Sciences 
  • This program supports fundamental research that increases understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning. Research will add to knowledge of how people learn and the developmental processes that support learning and leading children and adolescents to grow up to take productive roles as workers and citizens. Currently accepting individual investigator and workshop/small conference proposals.
  • Deadline: Full proposal target dates are January 15, 2015 and August 15, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=8671


National Science Foundation (10/15/2014)

  • Social Psychology
  • This program supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations, group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison, and social influence, the social psychology of  health, and the psychophysiological correlates of social behavior.
  • Deadlines: Full proposal target dates are January 15, 2015 and July 15, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5712


National Science Foundation (10/15/2014)

  • Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (DRMS)
  • This program supports research projects, dissertation research, workshops, and small grants for time-sensitive and high-risk projects to increase understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Topics of interest include judgment and decision making; decision analysis and aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; and management science and organizational design.
  • Deadlines: Full proposal target dates are January 18, 2015 and August 18, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423


National Science Foundation (10/15/2014)

  • Law and Social Sciences
  • This program supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, institutions, processes, and behaviors. This program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Fields of study include: Crime, Violence, and Punishment; Economic Issues; Governance; Legal Decision Making; Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice; and Litigation and the Legal Profession.
  • Deadlines: Full proposal target dates are January 15, 2015 and August 1, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504727&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


National Science Foundation (10/15/2014)

  • Political Science
  • This program supports research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics, bargaining processes; campaigns and elections, electoral choice, and electoral systems; citizen support in emerging and established democracies; democratization, political change, and regime transitions, domestic and international conflict; international political economy; party activism, political psychology, and political tolerance.
  • Deadlines: Full proposal target dates are January 15, 2015 and August 15, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418.


National Science Foundation (10/15/2014)

  • Sociology
  • This program supports basic research on social organization: societies, institutions, groups, demography, and processes of individual and institutional change. The Sociology program encourages investigations aimed at improving explanation of fundamental social processes, such as research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social groups and movements, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, and gender roles.
  • Deadline: Full proposal target dates are January 15, 2015 and August 15, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369.


National Science Foundation (10/14/2014)

  • Division of Environmental Biology (Core Programs) (DEB)
  • The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling. A preliminary proposal is required.
  • Deadline: Preliminary proposals due January 23, 2015; full proposals due August 3, 2015
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15500/nsf15500.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click


U.S. Department of Defense (10/13/2014)

  • Long-Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology
  • The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations. ONR interest areas include Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Department; Command, Control Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Ocean Battlespace Sensing; The Sea Warfare and Weapons Department; Warfighter Performance; Naval Air Warfare and Weapons; The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab; and the Office of Naval Research Global. Additional information on divisions and interests can be found at http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science- Technology/Departments.aspx.
  • Deadline: Full proposals accepted until September 30, 2015
  • https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=645380ec8fc6f3e29a2bf8104558ca9d&tab=core&_cview=0


National Science Foundation (10/10/2014)

  • CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)
  • The CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This infrastructure will enable CISE researchers to advance the frontiers of CISE research. Further, through the CRI program CISE seeks to ensure that individuals from a diverse range of academic institutions, including minority-serving and predominantly undergraduate institutions, have access to such infrastructure.

    The CRI program supports two classes of awards:

    • Institutional Infrastructure (II) awards support the creation of new (II-NEW) CISE research infrastructure or the enhancement (II-EN) of existing CISE research infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities at the awardee and collaborating institutions.
    • Community Infrastructure (CI) awards support the planning (CI-P) for new CISE community research infrastructure, the creation of new (CI-NEW) CISE research infrastructure or the enhancement (CI-EN) of existing CISE infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities for broad-based communities of CISE researchers that extend well beyond the awardee institutions. Each CI award may support the operation of such infrastructure, ensuring that the awardee institution(s) is (are) well-positioned to provide a high quality of service to CISE community researchers expected to use the infrastructure to realize their research goals.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due November 6, 2014

  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12810&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

National Endowment for the Humanities (10/6/2014)

  • Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants 
  • This program supports the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials; but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due December 9, 2014
  • http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=267910


National Endowment for the Humanities (10/6/2014)

  • Collaborative Research Grants
  • Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. Eligible projects include research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities, conferences on topics of major importance to the humanities, archaeological projects, and research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.
  • Deadline: Full proposals due December 9, 2014
  • http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=267908


U.S. Department of Energy (10/1/2014)

  • Concentrating Solar Power: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE Opportunities (CSP: APOLLO)
  • This project seeks transformative projects targeting all components of a concentrating solar power (CSP) plant. Projects should seek to meet the targets set out in the SunShot Vision Study, enabling CSP to become fully cost-competitive with traditional forms of electric power generation. Projects can address challenges in any technical system of the plant, including solar collectors, receivers and heat transfer fluids, thermal energy storage, power cycles, as well as operations and maintenance.
  • Deadline: Mandatory concept papers due November 26, 2014; full applications due February 20, 2015
  • http://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/funding-opportunity-announcement-concentrating-solar-power-advanced-projects-offering