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.