Tag: Grants and Research

Grants/ Research offers access to library of successful proposals

The Office of Grants and Research has access to funded proposals and provides them to faculty and staff through the University’s membership in AASCU’s Grants Research Center. Proposals are available through the “GRC Library” for use only by members. Note that specific proposal text is protected by copyright and may be used only for nonprofit educational purposes. Prospective PIs are encouraged to contact awardees personally. A dialog with a successful PI can provide insight into the application process that is more beneficial than reviewing a cold copy of a funded proposal. Through the Office of Grants and Research, individuals at UW-Green Bay are permitted to request GRC staff members to locate and request funded proposals not found in the proposal library. They are also adept at facilitating contact between funded PIs and prospective applicants from GRC member campuses. Only proposal abstracts are accessible in the proposal library. For a copy of the full proposal, contact Lidia Nonn nonnl@uwgb.edu or call ext. 2565. View abstracts.

In case you missed it… Cassie Alfheim is state’s top student employee

We included a link to the awards photo gallery in Tuesday’s Log Extra but, for the record, and for the benefit of those who don’t choose to receive Extra, we repeat the news that Cassie Alfheim is both the UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year and state winner of the same recognition. An employee of the Grants and Research Office, Alfheim assists in ensuring timely and smooth transmission of all grant proposals and is a leading campus liaison for the Systemwide Posters in the Rotunda. She’s a senior studying Arts Management, Spanish, and Vocal Performance. For more on her award-winning achievements.

Students honored: Alfheim is Student Employee of the Year

top-student-employeeGreen Bay native and Pulaski High School graduate Cassie Alfheim (with Chancellor Gary Miller, above) was named both UW-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year and the State Award Winner as well, at a ceremony April 13 in a ceremony on campus. Alfheim is the student assistant with the office of Grants and Research. (For a full writeup on Alfheim, click here.) Students were nominated by faculty and staff and were judged by an impartial panel on the basis of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution. More than 1,000 students are employed each year at UW-Green Bay earning wages that help them pay tuition and fees, while building their professional portfolios and supplying the University with an additional workforce. Also receiving awards:

Kimberly Schwarzenbart – Most Unique Contribution in a Student Employment Position
: A senior Business Administration major from Reedsburg, Schwarzenbart worked as a marketing assistant for the University Union. An incredible artist, she used her exceptional abilities to market specific programming in the University Union and elsewhere on campus.

Bradley Drephal – Outstanding Demonstration of Reliability in a Student Employment Position
: A senior History major from Appleton, Drephal worked as a building manager for the University Union. He was especially motivated by customer satisfaction and ensuring great customer experience.

Sara Tupper – Outstanding Demonstration of Professionalism in a Student Employment Position
: A senior Business Administration major from Stoughton, Tupper used her employment opportunity to gain professional experience and preparation for a post-graduate career.

Maximus Nimmo – Outstanding Demonstration of Initiative in a Student Employment Position: The senior Business Administration major from Janesville, served as a lead intramural supervisor at the Kress Events Center. His demonstrated leadership allowed him to make lifetime connections.

Olyvia Kuchta – Outstanding Demonstration of Quality of Work in a Student Employment Position
: The senior Psychology major from Green Bay served as the office assistant for the Human Development/Information and Computing Science units. She credits the experience to strengthening her interpersonal and leadership skills while opening doors to establish relationships with faculty and staff.

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Photos by Eric Miller, Marketing and University Communication

January 2015 Grant and Funding Opportunities

The Office of Grants and Research shares the following results for the January 2015 search of funding opportunities. The list is also archived at the OGR website.

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Grant Program: Environmental Education Local Grants Program

FON: EPA-EE-14-02

Solicitation,Grants.gov
Next Deadline: March 6, 2015

Abstract: Proposal seeking locally focused environmental education (EE) projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. Funding will promote environmental stewardship and help develop informed, knowledgeable and responsible citizens by building organizational EE capacity and teaching skills, and foster students’ educational advancement, career development, and understanding of environmental health impacts through use of community projects. Approximately $2.73 million is available nationwide. EPA expects to award three grants from each of their 10 regional offices, for a total of 30 grants nationwide. Contact: Contacts vary by region.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State; U.S. Mission to Pakistan

Grant Program: Visual and Performing Arts Programs

FON: SCA-ISB-15-AW-005-12292014

Grants.gov
Next Deadline: March 16, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to promote visual and performing arts as a medium for professionals and communities, from the United States and Pakistan, to engage in substantive dialogue about issues related to civic engagement, freedom of expression and social justice. Approximately up to $500,000 is available. Educational institutions with at least two years of programming experience are eligible. Contact: Ellen Delage

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Directorate for Biological Sciences; Directorate for Geosciences

Grant Program: Dimensions of Biodiversity

FON: 15-533

Solicitation,Grants.gov
Next Deadline: April 9, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking proposals to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth. Approximately up to $22 million is available to support 8 to 12 awards. Contact: Simon Malcomber, 703/292-8227. Email: Dimensions of Biodiversity

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Multiple Directorates

Grant Program: Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks (SL-CN)

FON: 15-532

Solicitation,Grants.gov
Next Deadline: Letters of Intent due February 6, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking proposals to: advance fundamental knowledge about learning through integrated research; connect the research to specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges; and enable research communities to capitalize on new opportunities and discoveries. Proposals are due March 18, 2015. Approximately $9 million is available to support 12 awards. Contact: Soo-Siang Lim, 703/292-7878.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Directorate for Geosciences (GEO); Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Grant Program: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience

FON: 15-526

Solicitation,Grants.gov
Next Deadline: Letters of Intent due January 7, 2015 and August 14, 2015.
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals supporting a coherent set of investments to address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures (e.g. organizational changes, new methods for certification or credentialing, course re-conception, cyberlearning, etc.) and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. Letters of intent are required by January 7, 2015 and August 14, 2015. Proposals are due March 16, 2015 and October 5, 2015. Approximately up to $9 million is available to support 20 to 30 awards. Contact: Jill Karsten, 703/292-7718.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
FON: 15-528

Solicitation,Grants.gov

Next Deadline: March 12, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking proposals for research projects that use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge. The program accepts proposals for innovative research projects to foster ethical STEM research in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international contexts. Applications are due by March 12, 2015, and February 16, 2016. Approximately $3.15 million is available to support an estimated six to eight awards. Contact: Contacts vary by discipline.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL); Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

Grant Program: American Apprenticeship Initiative

FON: FOA-ETA-15-02

Grants.gov
Next Deadline: April 30, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking applications to provide a catalyst in supporting a uniquely American Apprenticeship system that meets our country?s particular economic, industry and workforce needs. Approximately $100 million is available to support 25 awards to the lead applicant of a public and private partnership. Contact: Jeannette Flowers, 202/693-3322.

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); Office of Digital Humanities (ODH)

Grant Program: Digital Humanities Implementation Grants

FON: 20150218-HK

Solicitation,Grants.gov

Next Deadline: February 18, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities. Up to five awards are available from $100,000 to $325,000. Contact: Office of Digital Humanities

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

Grant Program: Small Research Grant Program (non-Ph.D. granting institutions)

Solicitation

Next Deadline: February 13, 2015

Abstract: Supports APSA members to conduct research in all areas of political science. The intent of these grants is to support the research of political scientists who are not employed at Ph.D. granting institutions and to help further the careers of these scholars. Applicants must be APSA members. Awards do not exceed $2,500. Many recipients also managed to use APSA support as seed money to obtain additional grant funding. See the website for details. Contact: Jennifer Segal Diascro, Senior Director, Program Operations, 202/483-2512 or grants@apsanet.org

Sponsor: Field Museum of Natural History

Grant Program: Visiting Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Undergraduate Internships

Solicitation
Next Deadline: January 30, 2015

Abstract: Supports use of the Field Museum collections, with a preference for projects in anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology. Awards are for travel and subsistence for students and professionals (for short-term support) and for extended visits by distinguished scientists. Offers: Science Visiting Scholarships (11/1/14); Graduate Fellowship applications (1/30/15) and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (TBD). See the website for updates. Contact: Robert Lücking, Head of Scholarship Committee, Academic Affairs, 312/665-7154. 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496.

Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation

Grant Program: Clare Boothe Luce Program (Women in Science, Math, and Engineering)


Next Deadline: March 2, 2015

Abstract: Supports women in science, math and engineering at three levels: 1) undergraduate scholarships and research awards; 2) graduate and postdoctoral fellowships; and 3) term support for tenure-track appointments at the assistant or associate professorship level. All awards must be used in the U.S. (not for travel or study abroad). Student recipients must be U.S. citizens and faculty recipients must be citizens or permanent residents. At least 50% of awards go to Roman Catholic colleges or universities. Deadline refers to completion of required information form. Only universities, not individuals, may apply. Contact: Carlotta Arthur, Program Director, 212/489-7700.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior

Grant Program: Endangered Species Program

Solicitation

Next Deadline: January 23, 2015

Abstract: Provides federal grants on a competitive basis to states (partnerships are encouraged) engaged in voluntary conservation efforts on private lands that help federally listed endangered or threatened species as well as proposed, candidate and other at- risk species. Applicants may propose a small component of the grant be used for research and educational purposes. Eligibility is limited to state agencies, but opportunities exist for collaborations with colleges and universities. See the website for updates. Contact: Kelly Niland, Program Officer, 703-358-2492.

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Grant Program: Environmental Education Model Grants Program

CFDA Number: 66.951

Solicitation

Next Deadline: February 16, 2015

Abstract: Supports projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings. Can include enhancing public awareness, knowledge and skills for informed decision-making, and the development and dissemination of decision making skills on environmental topics. The project activities must occur in at least two different states. Subgrantees are required. Three grants, not more than $200,000 each are expected. See http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants. Contact: Contacts vary by region. Karen Scott, Headquarters Contact, OEE.

Sponsor: American Musicological Society

Grant Program: Travel and Research Grants

Solicitation
Next Deadline: March 1, 2015

Abstract: Provides several travel and research grants to advance research in the various fields of music: M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Fund for research in France (4/1); Thomas Hampson Fund for research/publication in Classic Song (8/15); Jan LaRue Travel Fund for research in Europe (4/1); Janet Levy Fund for independent scholars (3/1); Membership and Professional Development Committee Travel Grants (5/10); Eileen Southern Travel Fund-funds for minority students to travel to annual meetings (6/1); Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund for European research (4/1); Ora Frishberg Saloman Fund (4/1); and Teaching Fund (3/1). See the website for updates.Contact: Robert Judd, Executive Director, 207/798-4243.

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society
Grant Program: Library Resident Research Fellowships

Solicitation
Next Deadline: March 2, 2015

Abstract: Supports residential fellowships for research in the library’s collections. Subject areas include: early American history and culture; American Indian Language; 18th and 19th-century natural history; anthropology, biochemistry, physiology, and biophysics; 20th-century medical research; genetics and eugenics; and modern physics. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the equivalent, be Ph.D. students at the dissertation stage, or independent scholars. Awards provide $3,000/month for up to three months. See the website for details. Contact: Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, 215/440-3429.

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society

Grant Program: Phillips Fund for Native American Research

Solicitation
Next Deadline: March 2, 2015

Abstract: Provides up to $3,500 over one year for research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory in the continental U.S. and Canada. Program will not support work in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. Covers travel, tapes, and informants’ fees, but not general maintenance or equipment purchase. Preference will be given to young Ph.D. scholars, but applications are also accepted for support of master’s theses or doctoral dissertations. Annual deadline is 3/1 (3/2 in 2015). See http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips. Contact: Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, 215/440-3429.

Early deadline for 2015 Posters in the Rotunda proposals

Lidia Nonn in UW-Green Bay’s Grants and Research Office is reaching out for help from faculty and staff members in recruiting students to nominate themselves as candidates to present at the annual UW System Posters in the Rotunda student research extravaganza at the State Capitol in April. The deadline is 10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 9). The UW-Green Bay delegation is limited to just six posters, but Nonn (and others) would like to make sure the candidate pool is very strong so the University puts its best foot forward. Student candidates will need to submit an abstract of 250 words or less. The day set for the 2015 Posters in the Rotunda is April 22. Please direct candidates to visit the UW-Green Bay website. Background is also available at the UW System site.

Results of October 2014 Search for Grant Opportunities

The results of the October 2014 search for grant funding opportunities includes several opportunities for funding in the following areas:
• Education and Community and Economic Development
• Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
• Arts, Humanities, and International
• Health and Mental Health

This list, as well as other information, can be accessed at www.uwgb.edu/research/funding/opportunities.asp.

Grant opportunities (especially for newer faculty, professional development) 

The Office of Grants and Research shares grant-funded opportunities that they say may be of particular interest to newer faculty seeking resources for professional development or course development. This list is distinct from the regular updates on STE(A)M funding sources. As always, the list can be accessed at the Office of Grants and Research website, at www.uwgb.edu/research/funding/opportunities.asp.

Grant opportunities: Results of July 2014 Search

Following are the results of the bi-weekly search for grant funding opportunities. This list includes several opportunities for funding in the area of the Arts and Humanities. This list, as well as other information, can be accessed at http://www.uwgb.edu/research/.

Sponsor: Academy of Arts and Sciences

Grant Program: Visiting Scholars Program
CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 22, 2014
Abstract: Supports work of younger public policy analysts, humanists, and social scientists who show promise of becoming leaders in their field, especially those who work on multidisciplinary topics. Studies that examine complex and intellectual issues using a multidisciplinary or comparative perspective are encouraged. Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence throughout the academic year (Sept-May). Stipend is $45k for postdocs and up to $65k for faculty. See https://www.amacad.org/content/about/about.aspx?d=363&t=4&s=0 for details. Email: vsp@amacad.org, Contact: 136 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. 617/576-5002

Sponsor: American Antiquarian Society
Grant Program: Long Term/Short Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships
CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation; For ACLS Fellowship see http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=480

Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014

Abstract: Visiting Academic Research Fellowships include: Long Term awards (AAS NEH 1/15, Hench 10/15, ACLS 9/24) of $35,000-$75,000 or senior and mid-career Ph.D. scholars; Short Term awards (1/15), of $1,850 per month for those living off campus at their own expense or $1,350 for those who live on campus, or for recent Ph.D.s and doctoral candidates and Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers (10/5). See http://www.americanantiquarian.org/fellowships.htm for details. For ACLS Fellowship see http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=480 Email: cmcrell@mwa.org Contact: Cheryl McRell, Administrative Assistant, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1634. 508/471-2149.

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society

Grant Program: Franklin Research Grants
CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014

Abstract: Supports travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of microfilm, the cost of photocopies or equivalent research materials, and the costs associated with fieldwork and laboratory research expenses in a wide range of fields. Applicants must hold a doctorate or have published work of doctoral character and quality. Awards are up to $6,000 each. Annual deadlines: 10/1 and 12/1 depending on proposed start date. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. See http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin for details. Email: Lmusumeci@amphilsoc.org. Contact: Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator, 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386. 215-440-3429.

Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies
Grant Program: Asian Studies Grants and Fellowships
CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014

Abstract: The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. AAS offers several grants to support the research of North American scholars to improve the quality of teaching about Asian cultures at the college and pre-college levels. Grant amounts, details and deadlines vary according to program. See http://www.asian-studies.org/grants/main.htm for details. Email: mpaschal@asian-studies.org. Contact: Michael Paschal, Executive Director, 825 Victors Way Suite 310, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. 734/665-2490.

Sponsor: Cornell University Society for the Humanities
Grant Program: Society and Mellon Fellowships

CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014

Abstract: Society Fellowships (10/1) of $45,000 support one year of residential postdoctoral research, writing, and teaching focusing on an annual theme. The theme for 2015-16 is “Time.” Six to 8 awards will be made. Mellon Fellowships offer $25,500 in support for graduate students (11/1) and $45,000 per year for postdoctoral students (varying deadlines). Postdoctoral fellowships are available in multiple departments, most recently in Anthropology and Literature. See http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/fellowships.html for details. Email: ple29@cornell.edu. Contact: Paula Epps-Cepero, Program Officer A. D. White House, 27 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853-1101. 607/255-9274.

Sponsor: Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Grant Program: Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program
CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014
Abstract: Supports proposals to bring scholars and professionals from abroad to U.S. colleges and universities that infrequently or never have the opportunity to host visiting scholars. In addition to teaching courses, scholars give campus-wide and community lectures, help initiate international programs, and contribute to curriculum development. Program is especially appropriate for small liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions, and community colleges. Scholars can also receive awards through the Outreach Lecturing Fund which will fund short visits to other IHEs while in the U.S. Annual deadline: 10/15. See http://www.cies.org/sir/ for details. Email: ckocinskimulder@iie.org Contact: Cecilia Kocinski-Mulder, Program Officer, 1400 K Street, NW. Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. 202/686-6240.

Sponsor: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Grant Program: Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation

CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Sep 19, 2014 (tentative)

Abstract: Provides individual fellowships averaging $40,000 each to further the development of exceptional scholars and professionals in all fields (natural and social sciences, humanities, and creative arts) but not to performing artists. The foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors. Annual deadline: 9/19 for scholars from the U.S. and Canada. See http://www.gf.org for details. Email: fellowships@gf.org. Contact: Program Staff, 90 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. 212/687-4470.

Sponsor: National Humanities Center
Grant Program: Fellowships Program
CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014

Abstract: Supports 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities. Applications must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree plus a strong publication record. Junior/senior scholars of any nationality who are involved in any area of the humanities or in the natural or social sciences, or arts are eligible to apply. The Center’s goal is to provide at least half salary and also covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and dependents. See http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/appltoc.htm for details. Email: nhc@nationalhumanitiescenter.org or Lois@nationalhumanitiescenter.org. Contact: Lois Whittington, Coordinator of Fellowship Program, 7 Alexander Drive, Post Office Box 12256, Resrch Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256. 919/549-0661.

Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Grant Program: East European Studies (EES)

CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Sep 01, 2014
Abstract: Supports scholarships for Ph.D. and post-doctoral research in the fields of social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states. Research Grants provide support for new researchers or for scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed (annual deadline: 12/1). Summer Research Scholarships (annual deadline: 3/1/14) and Short-term Research Scholarship (annual deadlines: 3/1, 6/1, 9/1, 12/1) also available. See http://www.wilsoncenter.org/collection/grant-opportunities for details. Email: Kristina.Terzieva@wilsoncenter.org. Contact: Kristina Terzieva, Program Officer. One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027. 202/691-4322.

Sponsor: IBM Center for The Business of Government

Grant Program: Research Stipends
CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014

Abstract: Provides research stipends of $20,000 to individuals who are responsible for producing a 30-40 page research report in one of the areas presented within the solicitation. Manuscript must be submitted no later than six months after start of the project. Recipients will select the start and end dates of their research project. Reports should be written for government leaders and provide practical knowledge and insights. Annual deadlines: 4/1, 10/1. See http://www.businessofgovernment.org/content/research-stipends for details. Email: businessofgovernment@us.ibm.com. Contact: Daniel Chenok, Executive Director, The IBM Endowment, 600 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. 202/551-9342.

Sponsor: National Education Association Foundation
Grant Program: NEA Foundation Grants

CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014

Abstract: Provides grants to improve academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject areas. Student Achievement Grants (up to $5,000) support initiatives to improve academic achievement. Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development–$2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups. Higher education faculty and staff may apply. Annual deadlines: 2/1, 6/1, 10/15. See http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/ for details. Email: jgraytock@nea.org. Contact: Jesse Graytock, Grants Manager, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. 202/822-7839.

Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Grant Program: Small Research Grant Program

CFDA Number: 93.226 

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Oct 16, 2014

Abstract: Supports small grants (R03) for different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and, development of new research technology. AHRQ is interested in research involving collaborative efforts between researchers and medical and public health or healthcare providers, purchasers or payer organizations. Awards offer up to $100,000 for 24 months. Expires 3/17/15. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-168.html for details. Email: Therese.Miller@ahrq.hhs.gov. CFDA Number:93.226. Contact: Therese Miller, Program Officer, Center for Primary Care, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850. 301/427-1585.

Sponsor: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

Grant Program: Residential Fellowship Program

CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 08, 2014

Abstract: Supports a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from the U.S. and abroad for one academic year. Disciplines include anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology. Past classes have included humanists, educators, linguists and biological scientists. Applications solicited 18 months before fellowship begins. Eligibility limited to those with a Ph.D. or professional degree (JD, MD). Summer workshop support also available for research. See http://www.casbs.org/apply-fellowships for details. Email: cpilch@stanford.edu or casbs- fellowships@stanford.edu. Contact: Cynthia Pilch, Program Coordinator (ext. 307). 75 Alta Road, Stanford, CA 94305. 650/736-0225.

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Grant Program: Academic Research Enhancement Award(AREA)Program
CFDA Number: 93.113

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 25, 2014

Abstract: Supports renewable awards (R15) up to $300,000 total for up to three years for projects in biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty and students from institutions that have not been major recipients of NIH funds. Goal is to strengthen institutional research environment and support active involvement of undergraduate (preferred) and graduate students in research. Applicants should pay attention to special R15 review considerations. NIMHD and NCATS do not participate. Annual deadlines: 2/25, 6/25, 10/25 through 9/8/16. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-313.html. Email: .michelle.timmerman@nih.gov. CFDA Number:93.113. Contact: Michelle Timmerman, Director, AREA Program Office of Extramural Research, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7963. 301/402-0672.

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Grant Program: Research on Ethical Issues in Biomedical, Social and Behavioral Research

CFDA Number: 93.989

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Oct 05, 2014
Abstract: Many NIH institutes support research to analyze ethical challenges related to conduct of research within the NIH mission. Specific interests include: ethical considerations of new technologies; therapeutic misconception and the interface between treatment and research; research involving vulnerable populations and urgent situations; and research with existing specimens, data and health information; dissemination and translation of research findings. Annual deadlines: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5. Expires 5/8/15. Optional companion funding is available. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-180.html for R01 details and other contacts. Email: hardyan@od.nih.gov. Contact: Ann Hardy, Program Director, NIH Office of Extramural Programs, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7963. 301/435-2690.

Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics
Grant Program: Mathematics Travel and Mentoring Grants for Women Researchers
CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014

Abstract: Travel grants for women mathematics researchers and educators (annual deadlines: 2/1, 5/1, 10/1) enable women to attend conferences in fields supported by the NSF’s Mathematical Sciences Division. Up to $2,300 is available for domestic travel & $3,500 for foreign travel. Mathematics mentoring travel grants and mathematics education research mentoring grants for women (annual deadline: 2/1) provide up to seven awards of up to $5,000 each to help junior women researchers develop long-term working relationships with senior mathematicians. Other awards offered. See http://www.awm-math.org/travelgrants.html. Email: jennifer@awm-math.org. Contact: Jennifer Lewis, Managing Director (ext.213), 11240 Waples Mill Road, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030. 703/934-0163.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Grant Program: Smart and Connected Health

CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 10, 2014
Abstract: Supports research on technical and scientific issues to transform healthcare. Topics of interest include sensor technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, modeling cognitive processes, system and process modeling, and social and economic issues. Supports two classes of projects: Exploratory Projects (EXP); and Integrative Projects (INT). Annual deadlines: proposals for EXP are due 10/10, proposals for INT are due 12/10. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504739 for details. Email: mpavel@nsf.gov. Contact: Misha Pavel, Program Director, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-8930.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Grant Program: Geomechanics and Geomaterials (GEOMM)
CFDA Number: 47.041

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Sep 15, 2014

Abstract: Supports fundamental research on the mechanics and engineering properties of geologic materials including the mechanical properties of soil and rock; mechanically stabilized and biologically modified soil; and natural processes that affect the behavior of these materials. Research on soil-structure interaction and liquefaction are also supported, as are theoretical studies, constitutive and numerical modeling, and laboratory, centrifuge, and field testing. Annual deadline: proposal windows 2/1-2/15 and 9/1-9/15. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13350 for details. Email: rfragasz@nsf.gov. Contact: Richard Fragaszy, Program Director, Civil, Mechanical, & Manufacturing Innovation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-7011.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Grant Program: Operations Research

CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Sep 15, 2014

Abstract: Supports fundamental research leading to the creation of innovative mathematical models, analysis, and algorithms for optimal or near optimal decision-making, applicable to the design and operation of manufacturing, service, and other complex systems. Includes discrete and continuous optimization, stochastic modeling and analysis, simulation optimization, and self-optimizing systems that can observe, learn, and adapt to changing environments. Annual deadlines: proposal windows are 2/1-2/15 and 9/1-9/15. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13341 for details. Email: sjacobso@nsf.gov. Contact: Sheldon Jacobson, Program Director, Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-7902.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Service Enterprise Systems(SES)

CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Sep 15, 2014
Abstract: Supports research on strategic decision making, design, planning, and operation of commercial, nonprofit, and institutional service enterprises with the goal of improving their overall effectiveness and cost reduction. Particular focus on healthcare and other similar public service institutions, and emphasis on research topics leading to more effective systems modeling and analysis as a means to improved planning, resource allocation, and policy development. Annual deadlines: 2/15 and 9/15. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13343 for details. Email: eromeijn@nsf.ogv. Contact: Edwin Romeijn, Program Director, Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-2211.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Grant Program: Polymers
CFDA Number: 47.049 

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 31, 2014

Abstract: Supports fundamental research and education on polymeric materials and polymer science. Portfolio is mainly experimental and diverse with components of materials science, chemistry, physics, and related disciplines. Interdisciplinarity is stressed. Central goals include advancing foundations of polymer science and pushing back the wide horizon of the field. Broad areas addressed include synthesis, molecular assembly, characterization, phase behavior, structure, morphology, and properties. Annual deadline: proposal window is 9/1-10/31. Email: alovinge@nsf.gov See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5357 for details. Contact: Andrew Lovinger, Program Director, Materials Research Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-4933.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Grant Program: Physics of Living Systems(PoLS)

CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 22, 2014

Abstract: Supports theoretical and experimental research exploring the most fundamental physical processes that living systems utilize to perform their functions in dynamic and diverse environments. The focus should be on understanding basic physical principles that underlie biological function. Proposals that use physics only as a tool to study biological questions are of low priority. Annual deadline: fourth Wednesday in October. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6673 for details. Email: kblagoev@nsf.gov. Contact: Krastan Blagoev, Program Director, Physics Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.703/292-4666.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation 

Grant Program: Sociology 

CFDA Number: 47.051

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014 (target date) 

Abstract: Supports basic research on social organization: societies, institutions, groups, demography and processes of individual and institutional change. 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. Annual deadlines: research target dates are 1/15 and 8/15; dissertation proposals target dates are 2/15 and 10/15. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369 for details. Email: pwhite@nsf.gov Contact: Patricia White, Program Director, Social and Economic Sciences Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. 703/292-8762.

Sponsor: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Grant Program: Grants-in-Aid of Research

CFDA Number: N/A

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014

Abstract: Supports full-time graduate and undergraduate students and Ph.D. professionals conducting scientific research in any field of science and engineering. Awards of up to $1,000 (up to $5,000 for astronomy research or $2,500 for vision related research) pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. Sigma Xi membership not required. Annual deadlines: 3/15 and 10/15. See http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml for details. Email: giar@sigmaxi.org. Contact: Emma Creaser, Chair, 3106 East NC Highway 54, P.O. Box 13975, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. 800/243-6534.

Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution

Grant Program: Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study

CFDA Number: 60.007

Solicitation
Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014(target date)
Abstract: Graduate, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships support research at the Smithsonian in these areas: anthropology, archaeology, astrophysics and astronomy, earth sciences, ecology, behavioral and environmental sciences, evolutionary and systematic biology, history of science and technology, art history, and social and cultural history of the U.S. The stipend amount and length of fellowships vary. Graduate and undergraduate internships are also available. Annual deadlines: deadlines vary by opportunity, generally 1/15, 2/1, 4/15 or 10/31. See http://www.smithsonianofi.com/sors-introduction/ for details. Email: info@si.edu. Contact: Eric Woodard, Director, Office of Fellowships and Internships Office of Fellowships and Internships, 470 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Suite 7102, Washington, DC 20013. 202/633-7070.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Grant Program: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
CFDA Number: 10.212 

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Oct 02, 2014 

Abstract: Supports stimulating technological innovation in the private sector; strengthening the role of small businesses in meeting federal research and development needs; increasing private sector commercialization of innovations derived from USDA- supported research and development efforts; and fostering and encouraging participation by women- owned and socially and economically disadvantaged small business firms in technological innovation. IHEs can partner. Deadline refers to Phase I awards. See http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/sbir.cfm for updates. Email: ccleland@nifa.usda.gov. Contact: Charles Cleland, Division Director, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-2243. 202/401-4002.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy 

Grant Program: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 

CFDA Number: 81.049

Solicitation

Next Deadline: Oct 15, 2014 

Abstract: Supports small business-led research and development to drive private sector technology commercialization. Several topics available with required LOIs. A single topic and sub-topic must be selected. New topics available again in October. Eligibility is limited to small businesses; partnering opportunities exist for colleges and universities. Release 1 LOI due 9/2/14. Release 2 LOI due 10/15/14. See http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/fy-2015/ for details. Email: sbir_sttr@science.doe.gov Contact: Carl Hebron, Program Manager, SBIR/STTR Program, ER-32, 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874-1290. 301/903-5707.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior

Grant Program: Wildlife Without Borders – Species, Regional, and Global Programs 

CFDA Number: 15.640 

Solicitation 

Next Deadline: Oct 01, 2014

Abstract: Supports Species Programs dedicated to saving some of the world’s fastest disappearing animals in their natural habitats; Regional Programs to design signature initiatives which bring together key stakeholder groups to solve conservation problems; and Global Programs which focus on species, ecosystems, and emerging and cross-cutting issues worldwide, to ensure international cooperation to conserve habitats and endangered species. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply. See http://www.fws.gov/international/grants-and-reporting/how-to-apply.html for details and additional deadlines. Email: internationalconservation@fws.gov Contact: Contacts Vary, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1622. 703/358-1754.

New grant opportunities for June

The Office of Grants and Research is actively seeking grant-funding opportunities that both support the priorities established by Federal agencies and assist members of the UW-Green Bay community in pursuing research and program interests. As promised, OG&R is providing a link to its website and a list of funding announcements that match the broad federal priorities (STEM, Education, and Energy). This list will continue to be updated on a bi-weekly basis. Additionally, if you have a specific field of interest and would like assistance in determining potential funding sources, contact OG&R.

The following new grant announcements have been added to the list of Upcoming Opportunities located on the Office of Grants and Research website. The link for the OG&R website is: http://www.uwgb.edu/research/funding/opportunities.asp.

Sponsor: American Institute for Economic Research
Grant Program: Fellowship and Internship Programs
Next Deadline: Aug 01, 2014 (Student Summer Fellowships Solicitation), Oct 01, 2014 (Visiting Research Fellowship)
 Student Summer Fellowships Solicitation, Visiting Research Fellowship Solicitation
Abstract: Visiting Research Fellowships (annual deadlines: summer-2/1, fall-5/1, and spring-10/1) support summer research in residence at the institute in areas such as money, banking, and credit; public and personal finance; economic and monetary history; and other topics. Student Summer Fellowships support college students, post graduates and graduate students. Internships (annual deadlines: summer-4/1, fall-8/1, spring-12/1) introduce accomplished undergraduate and graduate students to economic research. See https://www.aier.org/education for details. Email: Natalia.Smirnova@aier.org.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Grant Program: Rural Cooperative Development Grants Program (RCDG)
CFDA Number: 10.446

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_RCDG.html

Next Deadline: Jun 24, 2014
Abstract: Provides grants to non-profit companies and IHEs to improve economic conditions in rural areas through cooperative development by coordinating activities that retain rural businesses, facilitate cooperatives, generate employment, improve marketing opportunities and provide technical assistance. In FY 14, $5.8 million is available. Matching requirement 25 percent (5 percent for 1994 institutions). Deadline refers to electronic deadline. Applications sent by mail must be sent by 6/30/14. See http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_RCDG.html for contacts and updates when available.  CFDA Number:10.446. Contact: Varies by state, Rural Development 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education

Grant Program: Education Technology
CFDA Number: 84.305A

Next Deadline: Aug 07, 2014

http://ies.ed.gov/funding/

Abstract: Supports research on education technology tools that are designed to provide or support instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, or science (including pre-reading, pre-writing, early mathematics, and early science) or to provide professional development for teachers related to instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, or science. LOIs strongly encouraged by June 5. See http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ for Education Research Programs for details including the special education version of this program (84.324A). Email: jonathan.levy@ed.gov. Contact: Jonathan Levy, Program Officer555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208; 202/219-2096.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning
CFDA Number: 84.305A

Next Deadline: Aug 07, 2014

http://ies.ed.gov/funding/

Abstract: Supports research on interventions designed to improve social skills and behaviors that support academic and other important school-related outcomes (e.g. attendance, high school graduation rates) in typically developing students in K-12. LOIs strongly encouraged by June 5. See http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ for Education Research Programs for details including the special education version of this program (84.324A–Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning). Email: emily.doolittle@ed.gov. Contact: Emily Doolittle, Program Officer, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208, 202/219-1201.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program
CFDA Number: 84.206A
Next Deadline: Jun 24, 2014

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/javits/index.html

Abstract: Supports a coordinated program of scientifically based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities designed to build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools nationwide to meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. FY 14 priority is for grantees to scale up and evaluate models designed to increase the number of gifted and talented students from underrepresented groups. NOI requested by 5/21/14. See http://www2.ed.gov/programs/javits/index.html for details. Email: irene.harwarth@ed.gov. Contact: Irene Harwarth, Program Contact, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-4260; 202/401-3751.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Investing in Innovation (i3) Program
CFDA Number: 84.411
Next Deadline: Jun 24, 2014

http://www.ed.gov/programs/innovation/index.html

Abstract: Supports LEAs and non-profit organizations (including IHEs) with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates. deadline for Development grants was April 14; deadline for Scale-Up and Validation grants is June 24. See http://www.ed.gov/programs/innovation/index.html Email: i3@ed.gov. Contact:Kelly Terpak, Program Officer, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202; 202/453-7122.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education

Grant Program: Early Learning Programs and Policies
CFDA Number: 84.324A
Next Deadline: Aug 07, 2014

http://ies.ed.gov/funding/

Abstract: Program intends to contribute to improvement of school readiness skills (e.g., pre-reading, early mathematical skills, language, vocabulary, social skills) of prekindergarten children. LOIs strongly encouraged by June 5. See http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ for Education Research Programs for details including special education version of this program (84.324A–Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education). Email: caroline.ebanks@ed.gov. Contact: Caroline Ebanks, Program Officer, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208. 202/219-1410.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Effective Teachers and Effective Teaching
CFDA Number: 84.305A
Next Deadline: Aug 07, 2014

http://ies.ed.gov/funding/

Abstract: This program will identify effective strategies for improving the performance of classroom teachers in ways that increase student learning and school achievement in reading, writing, mathematics and the sciences for K-12 students. The long term outcomes of this program will be an array of programs, assessments, and strategies that have been demonstrated to be effective for improving and assessing teacher quality in ways that are linked to increases in student achievement. LOIs strongly encouraged by June 5. See http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ Education Research Programs for details. Email: wai-ying.chow@ed.gov. CFDA Number:84.305A. Contact: Wai-Ying Chow, Program Officer,555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208; 202/219-0326.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Grant Program: Postsecondary and Adult Education Research
CFDA Number: 84.305A
Next Deadline: Aug 07, 2014

http://ies.ed.gov/funding

Abstract: Supports the improvement of reading, writing, and numeracy skills of learners in adult education programs; the enhancement of targeted learning outcomes of postsecondary students; and the increase in access to, persistence in, and completion of postsecondary education. The long-term outcome of this program will be an array of tools and strategies that have been documented to be effective for improving education outcomes of adult learners and postsecondary students at the college level. LOIs strongly encouraged by June 5. See http://ies.ed.gov/funding for Education Research Programs for details. Email: meredith.larson@ed.gov. CFDA Number:84.305A. Contact: Meredith Larson, Program Officer, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208; 202/219-2025.

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation
Grant Program: Research Grant Program
Next Deadline: Aug 28, 2014

http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/how-to-apply

Abstract: Foundation focuses on four areas: Education and Social Opportunity; Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Institutions; Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources; and Purposes and Values of Education. Small Research Grants (2/6/14, 3/27/14, 6/24/14, 8/28/14) offer up to $50,000 for pilot research and the initial phases of larger investigations. Major Research Grants support projects up to $500,000 (3/14/14 is last deadline for required prelim proposals before program migrates to the Lyle Spencer Research Awards Program; guidelines available in March 2014). See http://tinyurl.com/mafffqd. Email: abrinkman@spencer.org. Contact: Annie Brinkman, Grants Manager, 625 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611-1803; 312/274-6511.

Sponsor: American Musicological Society
Grant Program: Travel and Research Grants
Next Deadline: Aug 15, 2014

http://www.ams-net.org/grants

Abstract: Provides several travel and research grants to advance research in the various fields of music: M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Fund for research in France (4/1); Thomas Hampson Fund for research/publication in Classic Song (8/15); Jan LaRue Travel Fund for research in Europe (4/1); Janet Levy Fund for independent scholars (3/1); Membership and Professional Development Committee Travel Grants (5/10); Eileen Southern Travel Fund-funds for minority students to travel to annual meetings (6/1); Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund for European research (4/1); Ora Frishberg Saloman Fund (4/1); and Teaching Fund (3/1). See http://www.ams-net.org/grants. Contact: Robert Judd, Executive Director, 6010 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011; 207/798-4243.

Sponsor: Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Grant Program: Core Fulbright Scholar Program (U.S. Scholars)
Next Deadline: Aug 01, 2014

http://www.cies.org

Abstract: Sends nearly 800 scholars and professionals each year to 140 countries where they lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Applicants must have current U.S. citizenship; hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field; have university teaching experience; and have foreign language proficiency for country where project will take place. Awards vary from two months to a full academic year. Annual deadline: 8/1. See http://www.cies.org for details. Email: scholars@cies.iie.org. Contact: (Contacts Vary by Region)1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. 202/686-4000

Sponsor: Mockingbird Foundation
Grant Program: Grants (Music Ed. for Children, College & Adult Students, & Instructors)
Next Deadline: Aug 01, 2014

http://mbird.org/funding/

Abstract: Supports music education, primarily for children. Projects may encourage expression in all musical forms. Preference for projects for disadvantaged children 18 years or younger (those with low skills, income, with disabilities, and/or in foster care, and hospitals). May also target college students, instructors, or adult students. Awards (up to $5,000) are for instruments, texts, materials, learning and performance space, and teachers. Inquiries accepted online. Annual deadline: 8/1. See http://mbird.org/funding/ for details. Email: grants@mbird.org. Contact: Kristen Godard, Funding Director, 60 Railroad Place, Suite 502, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3033;

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Program: America’s Media Makers: Development and Production Grants
Next Deadline: Aug 13, 2014
http://tinyurl.com/cs6hrxc (Development Grant Details), http://tinyurl.com/ce2zudd (Production Grant Details)
Abstract: Encourages projects that feature multiple formats to engage the public in the exploration of humanities ideas in the following areas: interactive digital media; film and television; and radio. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Production grants enable producers and scholars to continue their engagement with humanities topics. See http://tinyurl.com/cs6hrxc (development) and http://tinyurl.com/ce2zudd (production) for details. Email: DWeinstein@neh.gov. Contact: David Weinstein, Senior Program Officer, Division of Public Programs, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506; 202/606-8308.

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants
Next Deadline: Aug 13, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/c9tu82c

Abstract: Program allows institutions to provide the public with opportunities to explore the humanities through activities such as exhibitions, reading and film discussion series, catalogs, lectures, symposia, and websites. Planning grants support the early stages of project development, including consultation with scholars, refinement of humanities themes, preliminary design, and audience evaluation. Projects with broad outreach and digital components are strongly encouraged. Grants generally range from $40,000, to $75,000. See http://tinyurl.com/c9tu82c for details. Email: DWeinstein@neh.gov. Contact: David Weinstein, Program Officer, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506; 202/606-8308.

Sponsor: American Honda Foundation
Grant Program: Grants Program (Youth, Prenatal – 21)
Next Deadline: Aug 01, 2014

http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf

Abstract: Supports projects that meet the needs of youth, especially minority students. Projects have included job training and math, science, technology, and environmental education improvement, including curriculum development. Emphasis is on broad, innovative, and forward-thinking projects with national scope. Annual deadlines: 2/1, 5/1, 8/1, and 11/1. Grants range between $20,000 and $75,000. Limited submission: one application permitted per 12 month period. See http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf for details. Contact: Donna Hammond, Program Officer, 1919 Torrance Blvd, Mailstop: 100-1W-5A, Torrance, CA 90501-2746; 310/781-4090.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Biological Anthropology

Next Deadline: November 17, 2014 (Senior Research full proposal target date)
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5407&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund (Senior Research opportunity)
Abstract: Supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Supported research areas include human genetic variation, human adaptation, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. Regular research (Senior) proposals are due 4/4/14; 8/1/14; 12/5/14. Dissertation proposals are due 4/3/15; 8/1/14; 12/5/14. See http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12115/nsf12115.jsp for details. Email: cehardt@nsf.gov. Contact: Carolyn Ehardt, Program Director, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230; 703/292-7850.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
CFDA Number: 47.076.
Next Deadline: Jul 10, 2014

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793

Abstract: Supports research on challenges/opportunities in informal education; anticipate radically different structures, functions, and purposes of informal STEM education; challenge existing assumptions about learning and environments; and envision the future needs of diverse learners, educators, and STEM professionals. Five projects: Pathways; Research in Service to Practice; Innovations in Development; Broad Implementation; Conferences, Symposia, Workshops. Science Learning+Planning proposals due (7/10); AISL proposals due (11/14). Email: DRLAISL@nsf.gov. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793. CFDA Number:47.076. Contact: ISE Program Director, Research on Learning Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230; 703/292-8616.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
CFDA Number: 47.074
Next Deadline: Aug 27, 2014

http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Abstract: Supports undergraduate research participation areas funded by NSF through two mechanisms. REU Sites support independent projects to initiate and conduct research projects involving a number of undergraduates. REU Supplements support the addition of undergraduates to ongoing, new, or renewal NSF-funded projects (deadlines vary). Approximately 180 new Site awards and 1,600 new Supplement awards are granted yearly. Annual deadlines: projects requiring access to Antarctica are due fourth Friday in May, for all other sites, fourth Wednesday in August. Email: reu.coord@nsf.gov. See http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund for details. CFDA Number:47.074. Contact: REU Coordinator, Undergraduate Education Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230; 703/292-4625.

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Grant Program: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)
CFDA Number: 66.469

Next Deadline: Jun 17, 2014
http://greatlakesrestoration.us/index.html; EPA IAND Request for Applications
Abstract: In collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies, EPA serves as the lead federal agency on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and supports proposals furthering protection and clean-up of Great Lakes Ecosystem, specifically the restoration and maintenance of its chemical, physical, and biological integrity. Program priorities and deadlines vary by region. Current solicitations include: FWS Coastal Program (9/30/14) and EPA Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (6/17/14). See http://greatlakesrestoration.us/index.html for details. Email: pranckevicius.pranas@epa.gov. Contact: Pranas Pranckevicius, Program Officer, Great Lakes National Program Office. 77 West Jackson Boulevard (G-17J), Chicago, IL 60604-3590; 312/353-3437.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Grant Program: Sociology
CFDA Number: 47.051
Next Deadline: Aug 15, 2014 (target date)

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369

Abstract: Supports basic research on all forms of human social organization: societies, institutions, groups, demography and processes of individual and institutional change. 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. Annual deadlines: research target dates are 1/15 and 8/15; and target dates for dissertation proposals are 2/15 and 10/15. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369. Email: pwhite@nsf.gov. Contact: Patricia White, Program Director, Social and Economic Sciences Division, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230; 703/292-8762.

Posters 2014: Students share research under the Capitol Dome

top-story-rotundaMarch 12 was a big day for 16 UW-Green Bay undergraduates, as they got the opportunity to present their original research at the state Capitol in Madison.

As participants in the 11th annual UW System Posters in the Rotunda event, the students had the opportunity to join some 150 of their peers from throughout the System. They spoke with fellow students, administrators and state legislators about projects as diverse as the students themselves.

“My project is an analysis of trust lost in a privacy breach incident,” said sophomore Ben Lindberg.

“I really was interested in looking at how women and men were portrayed in music videos,” said senior Tara Schilawski, “and if those stereotypes that are so prevalent in society are reflected in the music videos.”

Senior Katie Hobbs was part of a group of six students who presented their original research under the supervision of faculty mentor Denise Bartell, who also made the trip.

“We’re presenting our poster, it’s called gateways to Phirst Year Success,” Hobbs said. “And it’s navigating college by building successful relationships.”

Senior Computer Science major Shawn Snyder had yet another area of focus for his work.

“The topic I’m presenting on today is how to make physics simulations more efficient,” Snyder said.

And senior Kristine Alvarez put her Political Science major to work in establishing her research project.

“My poster focuses on the relationship between voter turnout and three variables,” Alvarez said, “which were income, education and income inequality.”

Presenting at the statewide event will be an advantage as Alvarez continues her academic career, she said.

“Being a part of Posters in the Rotunda is something that I can go ahead and put on my resume,” Alvarez said. “And that will actually set me apart when I start applying for law schools, which is my ultimate goal — so this is a wonderful opportunity for that.

For Hobbs, the opportunity to speak with legislators about her group’s work was invaluable.

“It feels like more like I’m having more of an impact, I guess, like representing something,” she said. “I’m standing for the UW System, standing for UW-Green Bay, standing for our program.”

Students like Snyder said the experience would give them an in with potential employers.

“One major thing that employers look for is experience,” Snyder said. “And not only does research provide you with experience, but if you have a completed project, through and through, they really love to see that. It means you have ideas but you also see those ideas through.”

And that you can communicate them well, added Lindberg.

“I think there’s a lot of great things about this opportunity,” he said. “I think you know, presenting, being able to share what you’ve learned and trying to communicate that effectively to people is a great skill to learn. I think it’s great practice both for future academic pursuits and my career.”

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