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Funding Opportunities Roundup: January 9, 2015

American Psychological Foundation Accepting Applications for 2015 Visionary Grants

Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded in support of research, education, and projects that apply psychology to social problems. To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate the competence and capacity to execute the proposed work and be affiliated with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In 2015, APF will award grants of up to $20,000 to eligible projects.

Posted: December 29, 2014
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Call for Nominations: Chancellor’s Ready for the World Citation

In 2005, the University of Tennessee submitted a Quality Enhancement Plan for SACS Reaccreditation that has since become known on campus as the Ready for the World program. The goals for student learning through this program envision that every UT undergraduate student will possess the following characteristics: a worldview that recognizes, understands, and celebrates the complexity of cultures and people; competence in cross-cultural communication, both domestic and international; the capacity to think critically about international and intercultural issues; the understanding that knowledge is global; and a passion for lifelong engagement with global learning.

In recognition of those who have dedicated time and energy toward meeting these challenging goals, an award will be presented at the annual Chancellor¹s Honors Banquet and winner(s) will also receive a certificate of achievement and a $2,500 monetary award. The recipient(s) may be faculty, staff, and/or students (the monetary award will be divided equally among multiple winners when applicable). The award focuses on innovative and exceptional work that enhances intercultural and international awareness among undergraduate students. Outstanding individual efforts will be recognized and collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts are also encouraged.

Any member of the campus community may initiate a nomination by submitting information to the head of an academic department or university program who will actually submit the nomination to the Global Action Committee. The nomination document should consist of a one-page letter from a department head or other senior administrator describing the nominee¹s work and impact upon undergraduate education. Nominees are also encouraged to submit a three-to-five-page summary of their work and explain how it addresses Ready for the World goals and how it impacts undergraduate students.

Programs with fewer than 500 employees and/or students directly connected with the unit, may submit one nomination. Larger units may submit up to three nominations. Nominations should be emailed to the Global Action Committee, c/o Sally McMillan at vpaa@utk.edu.

The deadline for receipt of materials is by the close of business on February 2, 2015.

Council on Library and Information Resources
There is still time to apply for 2015-2016 CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation in the Sciences and Social Sciences. These fellowships offer recent Ph.D. graduates from any social science or science discipline the chance to develop research tools, resources, and services, with an explicit focus on research data curation, while exploring new career opportunities.

Each fellowship is a two-year appointment, with a commensurate salary plus benefits, and yearly travel and research stipends.

Eligible applicants must have received a PhD after January 1, 2010 but before beginning the fellowship and be legally permitted to work in the US between 2015 and 2017.

DoD Funding Opportunity in Environmental Research

DoD has published its annual Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) solicitation that includes an Exploratory Development component, known as the SEED program. SEED is designed to “investigate innovative approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of concept.” Proposals are sought for the following interest areas, each of which is described in a separate Statement of Need at the above link:

  • Modeling Predictions of Munitions Penetration in a Variety of Soils
  • Development of Methodologies for Evaluating Emissions from Metal-Based Energetic and Pyrotechnic Formulations
  • Environmentally Sound and Safe Military Munition Demilitarization

Awards are up to $150K for approximately 1 year, although successful projects are considered for additional follow-on funding.

Deadline: Proposals are due by 10 March.
Contact Paul Montgomery with questions or if proposal assistance from ORE is desired.

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Invites Applications

Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to assist nonprofit organizations with the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment.Preference will be given to projects that enable the foundation to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project or career.

To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Under some circumstances, the foundation will make grants to other entities when there is clear evidence that the public interest will be served (e.g., in the case of a publisher or an emerging organization that does not yet have tax-exempt status).

Posted: December 31, 2014
Deadline: February 25, 2015

Graham Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2015 Carter Manny Awards

The foundation offers Carter Manny awards in two categories: 1) a research award of up to $15,000 for a student at the research stage of his or her doctoral dissertation; and (2) a writing award of up to $20,000 for a student at the writing stage of his or her doctoral dissertation.

Ph.D. students who are presently candidates for a doctoral degree are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled in a school in the United States or Canada and be nominated by their department for the award.

Posted: December 28, 2014
Deadline: March 15, 2015

NCSES: Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys

Through this research program, (NCSES) intends to enhance its efforts in advancing analytic and methodological research in support of its surveys and to engage in the education and training of researchers in the use of large-scale nationally representative data sets. NCSES welcomes efforts by the research community to use NCSES data for research on the science and technology enterprise, to develop improved survey methodologies for NCSES surveys, to create and improve indicators of science and technology (S&T) activities and resources, and to strengthen methodologies to analyze and disseminate S&T statistical data. To that end, NCSES invites proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, workshops, experimental research, survey research, and data collection and dissemination projects under this program.

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 18, 2015

NSF Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks (SL-CN) NSF 15-532

Launching the NSF’s next phase of research in the Science of Learning (SL), this program is designed to continue developing an integrated, interdisciplinary SL community. The goals are to: advance fundamental knowledge about learning through integrated research; connect the research to specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges; and enable research communities to capitalize on new opportunities and discoveries. This solicitation invites proposals for the creation of new research networks that will focus on: (1) advancing basic research through integrative, interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies, through integration of theory and experiment, and across scales of analysis; and/or (2) translating findings from basic research on learning to applications to benefit society and further inform fundamental theories of learning. Each network is expected to engage in both of the following activities: (1) partnership-building activities among the network participants to optimize scientific exchange for the co-design and execution of network goals; and (2) collaborative, exploratory research to be conducted by the network participants.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 12
Anticipated Funding Amount: Awards are expected to be up to three years in duration with a maximum award size of $750,000 total costs over the full duration of the project.
Letter of Intent Deadline (required): Feb. 6, 2015
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): Mar. 18, 2015

NSF Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) NSF 15-531

The goals of this solicitation are to: (1) foster an interdisciplinary research community of engineers, computer and computational scientists and social and behavioral scientists that creates new approaches and engineering solutions for the design and operation of infrastructures as processes and services; (2) enhance the understanding and design of interdependent critical infrastructure systems (ICIs) and processes that provide essential goods and services despite disruptions and failures from any cause, natural, technological, or malicious; (3) create the knowledge for innovation in ICIs so that they safely, securely, and effectively expand the range of goods and services they enable; and (4) improve the effectiveness and efficiency with which they deliver existing goods and services. Successful proposals are expected to study multiple infrastructures focusing on them as interdependent systems that deliver services, enabling a new interdisciplinary paradigm in infrastructure research. To meet the interdisciplinary criterion, proposals must broadly integrate across engineering, computer, information and computational science, and the social, behavioral and economic (SBE) sciences.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 20
Anticipated Funding Amount: Two categories of awards are anticipated: Type 1 Awards will be of 3 years in duration with a maximum total budget of $500,000. Type 2 Awards will be of 3-4 years in duration with a total budget ranging from $1 million to $2.5 million.
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): Mar. 20, 2015

NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure – Data, Networking and Innovation Program (CC*DNI) NSF 15-534

This program invests in data and networking infrastructure and integration activities at the campus and regional level, to support a range of scientific data management, transfers and movement. The program also supports Network Integration activities tied to achieving higher levels of performance, reliability and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects. Science-driven requirements are the primary motivation for any proposed activity.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant of Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 25 to 47
Anticipated Funding Amount: Funding will span the following seven areas:

1. Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) – Multi-Campus/Multi-Institution Model Implementations awards will be supported at up to $5,000,000 total for up to 5 years.
2. Data Driven Networking Infrastructure for the Campus and Researcher awards will be supported up to $500,000 total for up to 2 years.
3. Network Design and Implementation for Small Institutions awards will be supported at up to $350,000 total for up to 2 years.
4. Network Integration and Applied Innovation awards will be supported up to $1,000,000 total for up to 2 years.
5. Campus CI Engineer awards will be supported up to $400,000 total for up to 2 years.
6. Regional Coordination and Partnership in Advanced Networking awards will be made at up to $150,000 for up to 2 years.
7. Instrument Networking awards will be made at up to $400,000 for up to 2 years.

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): Mar. 24, 2015

NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity FY 2015 NSF 15-533

The goal of this campaign is to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth. This campaign promotes novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. It takes a broad view of biodiversity, and focuses on the intersection of genetic, phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals must integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions and feedbacks among them. While this focus complements several core programs in BIO and GEO, it differs by requiring that multiple dimensions of biodiversity be addressed simultaneously, in novel ways, to understand their synergistic roles in critical ecological and evolutionary processes. This program includes partnerships with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) of Brazil.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 8 to 12
Anticipated Funding Amount: Research awards will be up to five years duration and up to a total of $2,000,000 for both individual and collaborative projects.
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): Apr. 9, 2015


More information about each of these limited submissions may be found on the Limited Submissions Opportunities page.

Detection and Characterization of Emerging Vector-Borne Zoonotic Pathogens in Indonesia
The purpose of the FOA is to support research to investigate, detect, characterize, and research environmental and clinical aspects of specified human and animal vector- borne and zoonotic diseases in Indonesia. This constitutes the first significant expansion of CDC – Indonesia collaborative public health research in many years and the first since the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) institution of the Global Health Security Agenda.
Notification of Interest to ORE: 1/15/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 3/10/2015
Letter of Intent: YES

Economic Studies of Immunization Policies and Practices
The purpose of this funding announcement is to obtain economic information about vaccines and immunization policies, programs, and practices using economic and decision analyses and other appropriate methods. The results of these economic studies will be used to help inform policy and the development of effective interventions.
Notification of Interest to ORE: 1/15/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 3/3/2015
Letter of Intent: YES

Countering the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers in Yemen
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals (RFPs) from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects support and empower local Yemeni efforts to address the recruitment and use of child soldiers by non-governmental armed actors and/or government security forces in Yemen. Successful proposals will focus on targeted and attainable impact on youth susceptible to recruitment and/or currently involved in armed conflict. Projects that focus solely on awareness raising campaigns will be deemed non-competitive. To promote collaboration and avoid duplication of efforts, projects should demonstrate the ability to coordinate closely with on-going efforts, including through UNICEF and other actors engaged in similar efforts.
Notification of Interest to ORE: 1/14/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 2/19/2015

Fostering Civil, Political, and Labor Rights in Cuba
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) outlining programs that will foster civil, political, and labor rights in Cuba. DRL programs in Cuba aim to strengthen on-island, independent civil society capacity to further the rights and interests of Cuban citizens, and to overcome the limitations that have been imposed by the Cuban government on citizens¹ civil, political, and labor rights.

The submission of a SOI is the first step in a two-part process. After reviewing SOIs, selected organization will be invited to expand their ideas into full proposals at a later date. The intention of requesting SOIs first is to provide organizations with additional time to focus on submitting creative and new ideas to foster democracy and human rights in Cuba.
Notification of Interest to ORE: 1/12/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 2/5/2015