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High schools to share research at Tuesday’s watershed symposium

Nearly 100 students and teachers from participating Northeastern Wisconsin high schools will spend the day on the UW-Green Bay campus Tuesday (April 14) for the 12th annual Student Watershed Symposium. The symposium brings together the high schoolers and UW-Green Bay faculty researchers who partner on monitoring the health of the Fox River basin through the Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program. The day’s activities run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the morning presentations in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union free and open to the public. In the afternoon, participating students will have the opportunity to tour the Richter Museum and Fewless Herbarium, take part in a frog-monitoring workshop, and compete in a quiz bowl.

Among the featured high school presentations:
Duck Creek Team: Website — Students from Green Bay Southwest H.S. have created a website for their science club that showcases their involvement with LFRWMP.
Trout Creek Team: Public Awareness — Students from Pulaski H.S. have created videos promoting public awareness on issues such as nutrient pollution, dead zones, PCB cleanup and northern pike restoration.
Spring Brook Team: Nitrates by the Stream — Students from Oshkosh North H.S. have investigated the cause of high nitrate levels in “their” stream, and contacted landowners near the brook to identify potential sources.
Ashwaubenon Creek: Frogs, Their Importance and Why We Monitor — An introduction to frogs and their importance to watershed ecosystems by Green Bay East H.S. student Jermaine Toliver-Marx.

For more, see the full news release.

UW-Green Bay grad students will describe Cat Island research


The keynote presentation at Tuesday’s watershed symposium will take place from 9:15 to 10 a.m. in the Union’s Phoenix Room. Chelsea Gunther, Jesse Weinzinger and Tom Prestby — graduate students in Environmental Science and Policy — will describe their research work involving the restoration of the Cat Island Chain in the lower bay. Following completion of protective islands and dikes intended to support better wetland and shallow-water habitat, Gunther and Weinzinger are finding evidence of increased aquatic plant diversity, and Prestby is documenting the return of migratory shorebird populations.

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.

Student earns state AWRA honor for ‘Best Undergraduate Student Poster’

The Wisconsin Section of the American Water Resources Association has honored UW-Green Bay student and Geoscience major Christa Kananen. She was given the best undergraduate student poster award last week for her research project on groundwater levels in the deep sandstone aquifer of Marinette County. Her poster (with co-author Prof. John Luczaj of Geoscience) was titled: “Drawdown of the Potentiometric Surface in the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer in Marinette County, Wisconsin” The award will eventually be posted at http://state.awra.org/wisconsin/studentposteraward.html.

At CATL blog, Weinschenk points to ‘video abstract’ by student Alvarez

Assistant Prof. Aaron Weinschenk of political science and the Public and Environmental Affairs faculty has contributed an essay to Teaching and Learning at UWGB, the CATL blog. His piece, titled “Taking Student Research to the Next Level,” talks about the value of undergraduate research and the well-known opportunities here for engaged students to present at the Academic Excellence Symposium, Posters in the Rotunda and at professional conferences. He shares an additional idea. Weinschenk worked with now-graduated student Kristine Alvarez on an independent study project focusing on the effect of income inequality on voter turnout. “She produced an excellent research paper and presented at several conferences,” says Weinschenk, who then encouraged Alvarez to summarize her project via a short “video abstract,” part of what the professor says should be a move to communicate science more widely via various channels to better reach audiences outside the academy.
For the Weinschenk essay and the Alvarez video, click http://blog.uwgb.edu/catl/taking-student-research-to-the-next-level/.
 

Five research projects selected for Posters in Rotunda

UW-Green Bay has made public the names of student researchers who will represent the University at the annual Posters in the Rotunda showcase in Madison later this spring. The students, topics and faculty advisers are:

Katie Bright, senior, Green Bay, and Kayla Hucke, senior, Hartland
“The impact of phonology and number on children’s novel plural production”
adviser Jennifer Lanter, Human Development

Christa Kananen, senior, Sobieski
“Drawdown of the potentiometric surface in the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer in Marinette County”
adviser John Luczaj, Geoscience

Lauren Anderson, senior, Green Bay, and Noel Craig, junior, Shawano
“Efforts directed toward the synthesis of obolactone”
adviser Julie Wondergem, Chemistry and Natural Applied Sciences

Julia Rose Shariff, senior, Green Bay
“The lost connection: Benefits of being a bilingual professional in the U.S. healthcare system”
adviser Cristina Ortiz, Spanish and Humanistic Studies

Lindsay Hansen, senior, Kiel
“Monitoring the importance of river mouth and shoreline habitats for migratory birds at Kingfisher Farm and nearby natural areas in Manitowoc County”
adviser Robert Howe, Natural and Applied Sciences

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

Deadline nears: Grants in Aid of Undergraduate Research

The deadline for applications to Grants in Aid of Undergraduate Research (for both Professional Development and Supplies and Equipment) is fast approaching (Jan. 23, 2015). If faculty or staff are aware of students who may be interested in applying, please forward this information. Further information regarding the grants and the application can be found at http://blog.uwgb.edu/asstvc/student-research/.

In the news: WPR covers Cat Island, Duck Creek grant for NAS

A federal grant that will aid UW-Green Bay scientists’ efforts to restore native plants in the bay got some airtime Monday (Nov. 24) on Wisconsin Public Radio. Associate Prof. Matt Dornbush spoke with WPR’s Patty Murray about the $225,000 grant, which will be used to help native plants — including bulrush, water celery and wild rice — make a comeback in the area of Cat Island and Duck Creek. “This is an amazingly unique project on a global scale,” Dornbush told Murray. “This type of stuff really hasn’t been done. So what we’re hoping to do is really try to develop restoration strategies. How do you actually restore these marsh communities to an area this big?” As we told you here previously, Dornbush, Prof. Bob Howe and Associate Prof. Amy Wolf, along with adjunct faculty member and UW-Extension environmental studies specialist Patrick Robinson, are the primary researchers for the study, with assistance from students Brianna Kupsky and Tom Prestby of the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program.

You can check out the WPR story, along with our UW-Green Bay News release, here:
WPR story
UW-Green Bay News release

Ducks, Duck Creek, Cat Island and a $225,000 grant for NAS

Wildlife habitat on the lower bay will get a boost with a $225,000 federal grant to UW-Green Bay and Ducks Unlimited for “Cat Island and Duck Creek Delta Restoration: Restoring Green Bay Aquatic Vegetation and Avifauna.”

Once alive with submergent and emergent aquatic vegetation and vast flocks of migratory waterfowl, the lower bay took a hit from high water and other factors in the 1970s. The recent reconstruction of the Cat Island Chain with a barrier dike offers hope that wild rice, hardstem bulrush and wild celery can again take root.

Profs. Matt Dornbush Bob Howe and Amy Wolf of Natural and Applied Sciences, along with adjunct faculty member and UW-Extension environmental studies specialist Patrick Robinson, are the primary researchers, with assistance from students Brianna Kupsky and Tom Prestby of the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program. The project is funded by the United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. A preliminary study conducted in 2013 following the re-construction of the Cat Island Chain found limited existing aquatic and emergent vegetation and a limited seed bank of desirable species. Researchers are hopeful of restoring a healthy population of native species behind the protection of the new barrier. They need to establish what size plantings are optimal, at what water depths, and the best means (seeding and plugs) for re-establishing native plants.

Planting and monitoring will take place throughout 2015 and into spring 2016. The project will run concurrently with related habitat studies. Field surveys during 2013 indicated the Cat Island restoration site was already showing promise as bird habitat, with four tern species and 30 shorebird species documented, including the endangered piping plover and other species listed as “high peril” or “continental concern.”

Editor’s note: We included notice of this grant in the fall edition of the Inside UW-Green Bay magazine but had yet to share this with LOG readers, before Nov. 19.