Tag: grants

Notice: Grant Opportunities

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Multiple Directorates

Grant Program: Faculty Early Career Development Program

FON Number: 15-555
 Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: July 21, 2015
Abstract: Notice seeking proposals to support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Proposals are due July 21, 2015, July 22, 2015, or July 23, 2015 depending on directorate. Approximately $222 million is available to support 400 awards. Contact: Henry Warchall, 703/292-4861.

Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Grant Program: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)

CFDA Number: 66.469
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: April 17, 2015

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 EPA chemical analysis in support of the Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program (04/17/15). Contact: Pranas Pranckevicius, Program Officer, GLRI, 312/353-3437.

Sponsor: National Education Association Foundation

Grant Program: NEA Foundation Grants

CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: June 1, 2015

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. Check the website for details. Contact: Jesse Graystock, Program Officer, 202/822-7839.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State (DoS); Mission to India

Grant Program: Training program for Alumni of Online courses

FON Number: ND-RFP15-04
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: April 30, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to support efforts to run train-the-trainer programs for selected English language teachers in India by organizing a face-to-face program for alumni of State Department-run distance-learning classes. Funds support training of alumni, provide scholarships for students to implement teacher training workshops in their home regions, and support evaluation of the program. Applications are due by April 30, 2015. Approximately $40,000 is available to support one award. Academic institutions that have specific expertise in implementing professional development programs for English teachers are encouraged to apply. Contact: Grants Applications Manager.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Grant Program: BJA FY 15 Firearm Locks Distribution and Safe Storage Program

FON Number: BJA-2015-4122 
Solicitation

Next Deadline: April 27, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking a national provider to distribute firearm locks and educational materials on the use of the locks, as well as safety issues related to the program. Funds support distribution of locks, outreach efforts, and the creation of public service announcements and other communication materials. Applications are due by April 27, 2015. Approximately $2.6 million is available to support one award. Contact: National Criminal Justice Reference Service, 800/851-3420.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Agricultural Marketing Service

Grant Program: 2015 Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

FON Number: USDA-AMS-FSMIP-2015 
Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: May 14, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to provide matching funds on a competitive basis to explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system. Applications are due May 14, 2015. Approximately $1 million is available. Contact: Janise Zygmont, 202/720-5024.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Agricultural Marketing Service

Grant Program: 2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants

FON Number: USDA-AMS-FMPP-2015 
Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: May 14, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications for projects that establish, expand, and promote direct producer-to-consumer marketing. Applications are due May 14, 2015. Approximately $13 million is available. Nonprofit corporations are eligible. Contact: FMPP Staff, 202/720-0933.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Grant Program: Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25)

FON Number: RFA-HL-16-017 
Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: May 1, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to support research education activities that develop courses in contemporary biostatics. Courses must be taught during the summers of 2016-2018, and incorporate hands-on research experiences and mentoring activities. Funds do not support an in-depth basic course in the subject, or a standard introductory course in statistics. Letters of intent are requested by May 1, 2015. Applications are due June 1, 2015. Approximately $1.52 million is available to support six awards. Contact: Song Yang, 301/435-0431.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Grant Program: Health Careers Opportunity Program

FON Number: HRSA-15-042
, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: May 15, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to promote the recruitment of qualified students and adult learners, including veterans from disadvantaged backgrounds into health or allied health professions programs; improve retention rates by implementing tailored enrichment programs designed to address the academic and social needs of trainees from disadvantaged backgrounds; improve matriculation and graduation rates; and provide opportunities for community-based health professions training, emphasizing experiences in underserved communities. Applications are due May 15, 2015. Approximately $11 million is available to support up to 20 awards. Contact: Tia-Nicole Leak, 301/443-1134.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Golden Field Office

Grant Program: U.S. WIND MANUFACTURING: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs

FON Number: DE-FOA-0001214
 Grants.gov

Next Deadline: April 17, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking applications to support Research and Development (R&D) partnerships leading to innovative designs and processes for wind blade manufacturing and installation to enable deployment of the next generation of multi-megawatt wind turbines. Concept papers are due April 17, 2015. Applications are due May 28, 2015. Approximately $1.8 million is available to support two awards. Cost Share is 20% of total project costs. Email.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics

FON Number: PD-15-7569 
Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: Between February 1 to February 15, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking to support fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of dynamic systems. Funds support the development of new analytical, computational and experimental tools, and novel applications to engineered and natural systems. Applications are due annually between September 1 and September 15 and February 1 to February 15. Average awards range from $100,000-$500,000. PIs are asked to submit a project summary to the program directors before applying. Contact: Jordan Berg, 703/292-5365.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Physical and Dynamic Meteorology

FON Number: PD-98-1522 
Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: n/a

Abstract: Notice seeking to support research involving studies of cloud physics; atmospheric electricity; radiation; boundary layer and turbulence; the initiation, growth, and propagation of gravity waves; all aspects of mesoscale meteorological phenomena, including their morphological, thermodynamic, and kinematic structure; development of mesoscale systems and precipitation processes; and transfer of energy between scales. The program also sponsors the development of new techniques and devices for atmospheric measurements. Proposals are accepted at any time. Average awards range from $100,000-$500,000. Contact: Chungu Lu, 703/292-8524.

Sponsor:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events

FON Number: PD-15-1638
 Solicitation, Grants.gov

Next Deadline: Between February 1 to February 15, 2015

Abstract: Notice seeking to support fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the impact of hazards and extreme events upon civil infrastructure and society. Funds support multidisciplinary programs that integrate multiple issues from civil, mechanical, transportation, and system engineering, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, political science, urban planning, epidemiology, natural and physical science, and computer science. The program supports four core emphasis areas: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Applications are accepted annually between September 1 and September 15 and February 1 and February 15. Average awards range from $100,000-$500,000. Contact: Dennis Wenger, 703/292-8606.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: Jun 09, 2015

Abstract: Seeks to spur translation of research, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train students to understand innovation and entrepreneurship. NSF funding through I-Corps Sites enables academic institutions to support teams whose projects are likely candidates for commercialization. The topical focus of a project must be in an area(s) of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) normally supported by NSF. Limited submission: one proposal per institution. Annual deadline: second Tuesday in June. Contact: Rathindra DasGupta, Program Officer, 703/292-8353.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR)

CFDA Number: 47.041
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: June 16, 2015

Abstract: Program’s goal is to increase the incentive and opportunity for small firms to undertake cutting-edge, high-risk, high-quality scientific, engineering, or science and engineering education research that would have a high-potential economic payoff if the research is successful. Requires researchers at universities and other non-profit research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR (6/18/15) project. Approximately $10.8 million is available for 47 awards. Limited submission: one STTR (6/18) and one SBIR (6/16) proposal per institution. Contact: Peter Atherton, Program Director, ENG, 703/292-8772.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC)

CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: June 26, 2015

Abstract: Supports long-term research partnerships among industry, academe, and government. Centers that are catalyzed by small NSF investment and industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in project development and evolution. Annual deadlines: required LOIs due first Monday in January, last Friday in June for planning grants; full proposals due first Tuesday in March, last Friday in September for full centers. Limited submission: one Phase II and one Phase III application per institution; no limit on multi-institution applications. Contact: Raffaella Montelli, Program Director, Directorate for Engineering, 703/292-2678.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Program: Hydrologic Sciences

CFDA Number: 47.050
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: June 01, 2015

Abstract: Supports studying processes from rainfall to runoff to infiltration and stream flow; evaporation and transpiration; as well as the flow of water in soils and aquifers and the transport of suspended, dissolved and colloidal components. Studies may address aqueous geochemistry and solid phase interactions as well as physical, chemical, and biological processes as coupled to water transport. Annual deadlines: 12/5 and 6/1. Contact: Thomas Torgersen, Program Director, ESD, 703/292-8549.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Grant Program: Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

CFDA Number: 10.307
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: April 30, 2015

Abstract: Program seeks to solve critical organic agricultural issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education and extension activities. OREI funds research, education and extension programs that enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics. Matching cost share is required. Contact: Mathieu Ngouajio, National Program Leader, NIFA, 202/401-4895.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Commerce

Grant Program: NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants

CFDA Number: 11.008
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: April 13, 2015

Abstract: Seeks projects that engage the public in educational activities that utilize emerging or advanced technologies to improve understanding and stewardship of the local and global environment. Program areas include: Formal K-12 Education and Informal/Nonformal Science Education. Colleges and universities are eligible to apply directly. Contact: Carrie McDougall, Program Officer, OED, 202/482-0875.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense
Grant Program: Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: June 23, 2015

Abstract: Supports early-stage research and development conducted by small companies working cooperatively with academic and other researchers, who must be responsible for at least 30 percent of the project. Six DoD components participate: Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, and Office of the Secretary. Air Force and Army solicitations do not require Phase I award before applying to Phase II solicitation. GRC lists deadlines one day before due date because proposals due by 6AM, ET. Contact: SBIR/STTR Help Desk, 866/724-7457.

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation

Grant Program: Research Grant Program

CFDA Number: n/a 
Solicitation

Next Deadline: June 02, 2015

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 (2/5/15, 6/2/15, 8/20/15, 11/18/14) offer up to $50,000 for pilot research and the initial phases of larger investigations. Mid-Career Grants offer up to $150,000 (10/14). Lyle Spencer Awards, offer up to $1 million (LOI 5/4/15). Applications for Initiative in Philosophy in Education Policy and Practice grants are accepted any time. Contact: Annie Brinkman, Grants Manager, 312/274-6511.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education

Grant Program: Fulbright-Hays: Seminars Abroad–Bilateral Projects

CFDA Number: 84.018
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: April 1, 2015

Abstract: Provides annual short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar’s location and duration is predetermined; therefore, participants may apply accordingly. Does not appear in the Federal Register, nor Grants.gov. FY 15 seminar is in China for K-12 educators. Contact: Carly Borgmeier, Program Officer, OPE, 202/502-7691.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice

Grant Program: Research and Evaluation on Firearms and Violence Reduction

CFDA Number: 16.560
 Solicitation
Next Deadline: April 27, 2015

Abstract: Supports research on firearms and violence with the objective of shedding light on the relationship between guns and violence. Examples of research in this area include the effects of criminal justice interventions on reducing gun violence, improving data systems for studying gun violence, illicit gun markets, and the effects of firearm policies and legislation on criminal justice and public safety. NIJ expects scholarly products to result from each award under this solicitation. Contact: Program Administrator, NIJ, 202/307-2942.

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities

Grant Program: Bridging Cultures Through Film: International Topics

CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: June 10, 2015

Abstract: Supports projects examining international and transnational themes in the humanities through documentary films (30 minutes to feature length) that are analytical and grounded in scholarship. Projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside the U.S. NEH encourages innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. Grants are offered for Development (up to $75,000) and Production (up to $650,000). Contact: David Weinstein, Senior Program Officer, 202/606-8308.

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Program: Digital Projects for the Public

CFDA Number: 45.164 
Solicitation

Next Deadline: June 10, 2015

Abstract: Supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with humanities ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. Awards are made for a period of one to three years and may range up to $30,000 (for Discovery grants) or up to $100,000 (for Prototyping grants). Contact: Division of Public Programs, 202/606-8269.

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities

Grant Program: Humanities Initiatives at HBCUs, HSIs and TCUs

CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: June 25, 2015

Abstract: Program seeks to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at the three types of presidentially-designated institutions: HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. These grants may be used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future. Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes. New guidelines will be posted two months before the deadline. Grants are for up to $100,000. Regional or multi-institutional projects are encouraged. No cost sharing required. Contact: Rebecca Boggs, Senior Program Officer, 202/606-8398.

Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation

Grant Program: Research and Scholar Programs

CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: June 1, 2015

Abstract: Supports research exclusively in the social sciences. Project Awards of $35,000-$150,000 support basic social science research to improve social policies. Program areas include: Social Inequality, Immigration, Future of Work, Behavioral Economics and Cultural Contact. Annual deadlines: 1/16, 6/1, 9/14 for required LOIs. Also offers Visiting Scholar positions (annual deadline: 9/15) and Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics/Consumer Finance (annual deadline: applications accepted anytime). Contact: Aixa Citron-Velez, Senior Program Officer, 212/750-6000.

Sponsor: Weill (Kurt) Foundation for Music

Grant Program: Grants Program

CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: June 1, 2015

Abstract: Promotes the public appreciation of the music of Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein. Funding will be provided for research and travel, Dissertation Fellowships, publication assistance, educational outreach, and college/university performances. Deadlines are 6/1 (for certain college/university performance grants) and 11/1 each year. Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc., will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis without application or performance deadlines. Contact: Janice Mayer, Director of Programs and Promotion, 212/505-5240.

Strategic Philanthropy students seek grant apps

UW-Green Bay’s Strategic Philanthropy students are seeking applicants for $10,000 they received from the Learning by Giving Foundation to distribute in the form of grants to better the Brown County community. Public and Environmental Affairs Prof. Lora Warner teaches the course. This year’s class request for grant proposals gives priority to projects that would improve the quality of life for at-risk young people (ages 12-25) with an innovative approach to the prevention or relief of any of the following: substance abuse, homelessness, or mental health problems. Details and the Request For Proposal are available. Proposals are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. The class will announce the grant recipient(s) at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7 in the Christie Theatre.

Results of February 2015 Search for Opportunities

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Grant Program: Broadening Participation in Engineering
CFDA Number: 47.041
 Solicitation
Next Deadline: Apr 10, 2015

Abstract: The Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) program is a directorate-wide activity to support the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of engineering graduates, particularly those with advanced degrees. The BPE Program supports projects to engage and develop diverse teams that can offer unique perspectives and insights to challenges in engineering research and education. It is strongly recommended that pre-proposals be submitted, specifying the track of interest, no later than 4/1/14. For details. Contact: Beylee Watford, Program Director, ENG. 703/292-4763

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Commerce

Grant Program: NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program Project Grants

CFDA Number: 11.463
 Solicitation
Next Deadline: Apr 17, 2015

Abstract: Supports efforts to restore Great Lakes coastal habitats in U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Priorities include: restoration of coastal wetlands; delisting of fish and wildlife; reduction of marine debris; and focus on climate change. NOAA will also accept proposals for engineering and design of habitat restoration projects. For details. Contact: Michael Russ. 312/886-4013. Email: GLRI-RFA@epa.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense

Grant Program: Awards to Stimulate and Support Undergrad Research Experiences (ASSURE)
CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 22, 2015
Abstract: Supports undergrad research in DOD-relevant disciplines and is designed to increase the number of high-quality undergrad science and engineering majors who ultimately decide to pursue advanced degrees. DOD executes the ASSURE program collaboratively with NSF through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites Program. REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica due (5/23); all other site proposals due (8/27). Proposals submitted to NSF will be also be considered for possible DOD support. For details. Contact: Kathleen Kaplan, AFOSR/RSPE. 703/696-7312. Email: kathleen.kaplan@afosr.af.mil.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Grant Program: 1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants

CFDA Number: 10.216
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: Mar 26, 2015

Abstract: Supports projects that build and strengthen institutional capacity at 1890 Land-Grant Universities by awarding grants that address key problems of national, regional and multi-institutional importance in sustaining all components of agriculture, including farm efficiency, ranching, renewable energy, forestry (both urban and agroforestry), aquaculture, rural communities/entrepreneurship, human nutrition, food safety, family and consumer sciences, biotechnology, and conventional breeding. For updates. Contact: Edwin Lewis, National Program Leader. 202/690-4565. Email: elewis@nifa.usda.gov

Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics

Grant Program: Mathematics Travel and Mentoring Grants for Women Researchers

CFDA Number: n/a 
Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 01, 2015
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 and $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. Contact: Jennifer Lewis, Managing Director. 703/934-0163 (ex. 213). Email: jennifer@awm-math.org

Sponsor: Dreyfus Foundation

Grant Program: Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions

CFDA Number: n/a 
Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 18, 2015

Abstract: Supports proposals to bring a leading researcher to a primarily undergraduate institution to give a series of lectures in the chemical sciences. Lecturer is expected to substantially interact with undergraduate students and faculty over the period of the visit. Will provide funds to host the speaker and support summer research opportunities for two undergraduate students. Eligible departments grant a BS or MS degree in chemistry, but not a Ph.D. Award total is $18,500. Limited submission: one application per institution. For details. Contact: Mark Cardillo, Executive Director. 212/753-1760. Email: mcardillo@dreyfus.org

Sponsor: Dreyfus Foundation
Grant Program: Teacher-Scholar Awards in Chemical Sciences

CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: May 18, 2015

Abstract: Camille Dreyfus (annual deadline: 2/10) and Henry Dreyfus (5/18) Teacher-Scholar awards support research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in chemical sciences. Camille Dreyfus awards provide $75,000 based on an independent body of scholarship and demonstrated commitment to education. Henry Dreyfus awards provide $60,000 based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates and compelling commitment to teaching. Limited submission: one application per institution. For details. Contact: Mark Cardillo, Executive Director. 212/753-1760. Email: mcardillo@dreyfus.org

Sponsor: Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Grant Program: Scholarship Program
CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: May 01, 2015

Abstract: Recognizes excellence in master’s (up to $5,000 per year for two years) and doctoral and postdoctoral (up to $12,000 per year for three years) waste management research and education. Recipients are chosen based on academic performance, professional experience, relevance of one’s work to the advancement of solid waste management science, and potential for success. Applicants must have a clearly demonstrated interest in municipal solid waste, construction & demolition waste, industrial waste (e.g. coal ash), WTE ash, etc. For updates. Contact: Bryan Staley, President and Chief Executive Officer. 919/861-6876 (ext. 102). Email: scholarships@erefdn.org

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Grant Program: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
CFDA Number: 47.074
 Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 22, 2015

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. Contact: REU Coordinator, EHR. 703/292-4625. Email: reu.coord@nsf.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Grant Program: Higher Education Challenge Grant Program

CFDA Number: 10.217
 Solicitation
Next Deadline: Mar 19, 2015

Abstract: Enables colleges and universities to provide the quality of education necessary to produce baccalaureate or higher degree level graduates capable of strengthening the nation’s food and agricultural and scientific and professional workforce. For details. Contact: Victoria LeBeaux, National Program Leader, NIFA. 202/720-2067. Email: elewis@nifa.usda.gov

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Grant Program: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE)

CFDA Number: 10.215
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: Apr 02, 2015
Abstract: Supports research and education projects exploring: farm renewable energy; pest and weed management; nutrient management; agroforestry; marketing; sustainable communities; systems research; etc. Grants fund projects that usually involve scientists, producers and others in an interdisciplinary approach. Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants (5/4); Professional Development (4/2). For details. Contact: Rob Hedberg, National Program Leader, NIFA. 202/720-5384. Email: rhedberg@nifa.usda.gov

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Grant Program: Interventions for Health Promotion/Disease Prevention in Native American Populations

CFDA Number: 93.393 
Solicitation

Next Deadline: May 12, 2015

Abstract: The goal of this research is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote healthy lifestyles, behaviors and social conditions related to chronic disease. Annual deadline: 5/12 through 2017. For details. Contact: Shobha Srinivasan, Program Director. 240/276-6938. Email: ss688k@nih.gov

Sponsor: Retirement Research Foundation
Grant Program: Responsive Grants

CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation
Next Deadline: May 1, 2015

Abstract: Supports services, education, research, and advocacy projects related to the elderly and their retirement. Priority projects have regional or national impact. Requests for support of projects focusing on advocacy, research, education or training will be considered from anywhere in the U.S. Funding for direct service projects with no potential to change practice, policy, or delivery systems limited to nonprofit agencies in IL, IN, IA, KY, MO, WI FL. If considering a multi-year request, contact foundation staff before submitting proposal. LOI suggested. Annual deadlines: 2/1, 5/1, 8/1. For details. Contact: Julie Kaufman, Senior Program Officer. 773/714-8080. Email: info@rrf.org

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities

Grant Program: Challenge Grants

CFDA Number: 45.130
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: May 5, 2015

Abstract: Supports long-term improvements and financial stability for humanities programs. Grants commonly augment or establish endowments which support ongoing humanities activities in education, public programming, scholarly research, and preservation. Awards typically range from $75,000 to $500,000. Recipients must raise 3:1 non-federal matching funds (HBCUs, Tribal colleges, and 2 year colleges, 2:1). Limited submission: one application per institution; waiting period of four years after successful submission. Look for updated guidelines in March. Contact: Office of Challenge Grants, Program Staff. 202/606-8309. Email: challenge@neh.gov

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts
Grant Program: Challenge America

CFDA Number: n/a
 Solicitation

Next Deadline: Apr 16, 2015

Abstract: Awards of $10,000 support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations whose access is limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Fast-Track grants are available only for: engagement; promotion of community-wide arts activities and resources; and development of professionally directed public art projects. One-to-one match required. Limited submission: one application per institution. Contact: Challenge America Specialists. 202/682-5700. Email: challengeamerica@arts.gov

CATL advertises Winterim 2015 Online Teaching Fellows opportunities

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is offering another iteration of its successful Online Teaching Fellows program during Winterim 2015. They will offer two intensive tracks for instructors with different levels of experience teaching online. Once you’ve selected which track is best for you, continue reading or visit the links below.

For instructors who are new to online teaching, consider the Starter Online Teaching Fellows — www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/starter.asp.

For instructors experienced in online teaching and interested in Quality Matters, consider the Advanced Online Teaching Fellows — www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/advanced.asp.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, contact Joanne Dolan at dolanj@uwgb.edu.

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Starter Online Teaching Fellows — Winterim 2015
Applications due Thursday, November 6. Application form and full details available at www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/starter.asp
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is offering $1,500 grants to instructors to take part in an intensive hybrid 2-week workshop on online teaching and course development. This workshop will foster lively, interdisciplinary conversation about best practices in online teaching.

It is intended for instructors who are new to online teaching (having never taught online, or taught only one online course) and would like to develop (or redevelop) an online course. Consideration will be made for instructors who wish to develop a hybrid course.

Participants must commit to attend all 4 face-to-face sessions as outlined below and participate in all online components of the course.
• January 7, 9am – 1pm
• January 9, 9am – 1pm
• January 12, 9am – 1pm
• January 14, 9am – 1pm

Applicants will be chosen in a blind review by the Awards Subcommittee of the Instructional Development Council. Application form and rubric can be found at www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/starter.asp.

Advanced Online Teaching Fellows – Winterim 2015
Applications due Thursday, November 6. Application form and full details available at www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/advanced.asp
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is offering $2,000 grants to instructors to take part in an intensive hybrid 2-week workshop on advanced online teaching concepts and course development.

This program will foster lively, interdisciplinary conversations about best practices in online teaching and prepare and support instructors to submit an online course for Quality Matters recognition (more information on Quality Matters). It is intended for instructors who have experience teaching online and are interested in having their course Quality Matters recognized.

The program has the following requirements:
• Participants must nominate a course for redevelopment and review. The course must have been taught at least twice online for UW-Green Bay by the end of Fall 2014.
• Participants must commit to attend all 4 face-to-face sessions as outlined below and participate in all online components of the course.
• Participants must commit to complete a successful Quality Matters review by the end of Fall 2015.

Participants chosen commit to attending the following 4 face-to-face sessions:
• January 6, 9am – 1pm
• January 8, 9am – 1pm
• January 13, 9am – 1pm
• January 15, 9am – 1pm

Applicants will be chosen in a blind review by the Awards Subcommittee of the Instructional Development Council. Application form, rubric and sample applications can be found at www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/advanced.asp.

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.

UW-Green Bay offers ‘Grant Writing’ trainings on Nov. 5, 12

Learn from two veteran grant writers: Joe Gaunt and Associate Prof. Lora Warner, in a pair of workshops organized by the Center for Public Affairs:

Nov. 5 — Grant Training I: Develop Your Grant-Worthy Proposal — Learn how to find the funders, navigate professional grant-seeking resources, and develop a LOI – Letter of Intent

Nov. 12 — Grant Training II: Write Your Way to Winning Grants — Find out what reviewers are really looking for, learn tips and tricks to develop a successful grant application and leave with a critiqued draft proposal.

Both trainings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay. Registration is $99 for each training (includes materials, refreshments and lunch, or $178 for the pair. To find out more information and register online, www.uwgb.edu/cfpa/. Questions? Contact Ashley Heath, heatha@uwgb.edu, 465-2608.

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.

New WiSys director meets UWGB

Arjun Sanga and UWGB facultyArjun Sanga is the new Executive Director of WiSys Technology Foundation (started January 2014) —the technology transfer resource office for UW comprehensive campuses.

While visiting UW-Green Bay Wednesday, April 23, Sanga met the following UWGB researchers: Franklin Chen, Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Mike Zorn, John Katers and John Stoll. He also spent time with Sue Mattison, Kelly Franz, Christopher Paquet, Lidia Nonn, Dan McCollum and Greg Davis.

Both Chen and Gallagher-Lepak recently received Applied Research Grants through UW System.

Read more about Arjun Sanga on the WiSys Technology Foundation site.

In the photo above, from left to right: Sue Mattison, Dean of Professional Studies; Arjun Sanga, Executive Director of WiSys Technology Foundation; Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Associate Professor of Nursing; Franklin Chen, Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences